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Venice: Discover the Art of Glass Blowing

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Discover the Art of Glass Blowing

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 9.38 per person

Explore the secrets behind the legendary glass art of Murano on a 20-minute tour of a Venetian glass factory. Learn the history of the art form, dating back to the Roman Empire, and assist a master glass blowing artisan of Venice at a demonstration.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 20 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Learn the history of Murano glass blowing
  • Watch a master glass blower create a magnificent work of art
  • Visit a glass factory showroom to see different types of glass products
  • Get a small glass souvenir as a reminder of your experience
Full description
The tour takes place at a Murano glass factory on St. Mark's Square in central Venice, where you will be told about the origins of glass blowing, and learn how Murano became the center of glass-making when the Venetian Republic ordered all the foundries relocate to protect the wooden buildings of the main city from catching fire. Murano glassmakers became the most important citizens of Venice, and throughout the ages they refined their techniques thanks to trading between the Venetian Republic and the countries of the Middle and Far East. You will admire a master glass blower at work while using traditional techniques to create marvelous glass items. At the end of the tour, receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of an unforgettable visit.
  • Master Artisan glassblowing demonstration
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or family
  • Flyer with description of the Magic Art of Glassblowing
  • Shared live tour commentary provided in English, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual)
  • Multilingual assistance at meeting point (for skip-the-line service)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Entrance tickets for museums or attractions not included on the tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• The office is close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B. • Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The tour does not operate in the case of exceptionally high tides. In these cases the tour will be postponed to the following day or it will be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 184 reviews

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The glass blowing activity was excellent as well as Rene who guided us to our location. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable. The glass blower was very impressive. The lady that led us from place to place was friendly and her demonstrations helped us understand the history as well as appreciate the difficulty of this art form!

April 24, 2022

Very interesting!

Booked the tour the day before. It was a short but interesting tour. On top of that you get a small gift;) The boss, who explained the glass blowing, could not only Italian, but also German, English and French. Questions you had were also answered very well. I would book the tour again!

January 9, 2019

they solved the problem

Although we did not have the interpreter in Spanish, I don't know why, we arrived five minutes late (instead of 15 minutes before we went 10 minutes before) and when they came to find us they had already done the demonstration. They gave us explanations, which we did not understand, but they returned to do the demonstration for us. So I value the master craftsman.

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November 21, 2018

Product ID: 48461