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Murano Glass Factory Tour & Hands-On Workshop

by Vetreria Artistica Colleoni snc Duration 2h+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $34

The celebrated home of Venetian glass-making since the 13th century, Murano is a draw for art-lovers and history buffs alike. Head to this island in the lagoon with an expert guide for an up-close look at time-honored glass-making techniques and the chance to craft your own sparkling treasure.

Meet up with your guide in the center of Venice and make your way together to the vaporetto stop, where you board one of these zippy boats to skim across the waters of the Venetian lagoon to Murano, Venice's famous Glass Island. Listen as your guide points out landmarks and historic sites along the way, and then disembark for a short walk to the glass factory.

Head into the glass-making room for a fascinating demonstration, watching various glassblowing and glass-sculpting techniques up close as your guide offers detailed commentary on the science and art behind what you're seeing. Walk through the factory to get a behind-the-scenes look at artists at work, and then head into the showroom and museum to check out spectacular finished pieces.

Next, grab a seat in the workshop for a hands-on class that teaches you to create your own works of glass art. Craft a necklace out of shimmering, colorful beads, or make a delicate mosaic out of fine glass pieces in rainbow hues. Take your masterpiece with you as the perfect souvenir before you hop back on the vaporetto for the return ride into Venice.

The celebrated home of Venetian glass-making since the 13th century, Murano is a draw for art-lovers and history buffs alike. Head to this island in the lagoon with an expert guide for an up-close look at time-honored glass-making techniques and the chance to craft your own sparkling treasure.

Meet up with your guide in the center of Venice and make your way together to the vaporetto stop, where you board one of these zippy boats to skim across the waters of the Venetian lagoon to Murano, Venice's famous Glass Island. Listen as your guide points out landmarks and historic sites along the way, and then disembark for a short walk to the glass factory.

Head into the glass-making room for a fascinating demonstration, watching various glassblowing and glass-sculpting techniques up close as your guide offers detailed commentary on the science and art behind what you're seeing. Walk through the factory to get a behind-the-scenes look at artists at work, and then head into the showroom and museum to check out spectacular finished pieces.

Next, grab a seat in the workshop for a hands-on class that teaches you to create your own works of glass art. Craft a necklace out of shimmering, colorful beads, or make a delicate mosaic out of fine glass pieces in rainbow hues. Take your masterpiece with you as the perfect souvenir before you hop back on the vaporetto for the return ride into Venice.

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2:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Murano Glass Factory Tour & Hands-On Workshop

Activity Location

Murano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Farmacia Morelli Campo San Bartolomio

    Venezia


Highlights

  • Insight into traditions of Murano, Venice's Glass Island

  • Fascinating glass-making demonstration by a glass master

  • Time to make beads, mosaics or jewelry in hands-on workshop

  • Demonstration of time-honored glassblowing techniques

  • Picturesque ride across the Venetian lagoon on a vaporetto


Inclusions

  • Guided glass factory tour on Murano

  • Hands-on glass-making workshop

  • 20% discount on purchase in the shop of the glass factory


Exclusions

  • Transportation to and from Murano


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Murano Glass Factory Tour & Hands-On Workshop ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

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3.6 out of 5

1/5 May 15, 2019

The guide was very good in making sure we got to the location, but the remainder of the tour was a joke the hands on work was threading a bracelet together or a making a mosaic piece on a small little piece of paper which would not be fired , something I have done with my 8 year old daughter it was for children, watching the glass blowing was interesting but the guides were more interested in talking to each other then giving out any information, and then did a hard sell at the end to buy very disappointing...

2/5 Apr 21, 2019

The glass factory tour was brilliant but you need to make customers aware that the tour does not include the cost of water transfer from Venice to the Glass island which cost us an extra €50 euros return trip for three people. Your guide was very rude and told me it was explicit in the communications I had been sent even though I had a paper copy of all comms which I showed him

2/5 Apr 18, 2019

This tour was not what we were expecting. The boat ride there and back was not included (I had missed that this was an exclusion). The tour of the glass factory was really a demonstration. It was fascinating to watch but very short. Then we moved to the next room and were able to string beads or make a mosaic with glue. We did not “make a bead” as I had expected. The gift shop is very overpriced so just look and then go to other shops further down the road to buy jewelry etc for much less.