Murano By Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo With Hotel Pick Up - Venice

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Meet your local guide at your hotel reception and, with a private taxi boat ride through the Grand Canal, you will reach Murano Island. Visit the historical center with its 7th century cathedral and watch a glass-blowing demonstration in the glass factory. Here, you will also be able to try on the Cinderella glass slipper. If it fits, you will receive a Venetian glass (goto) as a special gift! Enjoy free time in the showrooms and a special 20% discount on purchases.You then will be able to return to the city center at any time by public transportation.


  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids

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Meet your private local guide at your hotel reception desk. Board the private water taxi and travel along the Grand Canal through Venice and the lagoon to reach the island of Murano.

Once we arrive at Murano Island, you will walk through the historical center and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria e Donato, a 7th-century church of rare Romanesque style with original mosaics. After a 15-minute walk through Murano's quiet streets, you will reach the glass factory.

Here, you will spend about 20 minutes observing the glass masters at work. Watch them make two different objects with their famous technique for glass-blowing and sculpture.

Would you like to try on the glass slipper?If your foot fits, you will become the Cinderella of the day and will receive a special present. You can choose from a multi-colored flower vase, a dish with 'millefiori' decoration, or a Venetian wine glass (called 'goto').You will also receive free time in the showrooms and a special 20% discount on purchases.

The tour ends in the glass factory.You can return to the center of Venice or continue easily to Burano and Torcello at any time with public transportation (on your own). The boat station is approximately 300 meters from the glass factory (ticket not included).

Inclusions for Murano By Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo With Hotel Pick Up

  • Private local guide
  • Entrance to Santa Maria e Donato Cathedral
  • Private one way taxi
  • Glass factory tour with glass master performace
  • 20% discount on purchase in the glass factory
  • Hotel pick up

Exclusions for Murano By Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo With Hotel Pick Up

  • Food and drinks
  • Drop off
  • Return ticket to Venice

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

A small amount of walking is involved

Please note that the tour will end in Murano. Return ticket to Venice by public transport is not included. From Murano Faro, you will be able to purchase a public boat ticket to any Venice's destination: San Marco, Train Station, Fondamente Nove, etc.

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Great value for money. Pick up direct from our hotel by private speed boat. Very upfront and personal at the glass factory watching 8 masters all working in perfect harmony. Both tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.

  • Was well worth it! Antonella Zanoni was fantastic. She called us the morning of to let us know they were running late but not to worry they would be picking us up soon. She explained a lot about the history while the boat took us to Murano Island...Once there we had a great demonstration and explanation. My only criticism is that the owners voice was not load enough so it was difficult to hear him over the furnaces.
    Not having an idea how to get back to hotel Antonella looked after everything - getting us onto the proper direct boat taxi and even walked us back to our hotel so we wouldn't get lost.

    D. Hale

  • This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide, Martina, was personable and professional. She was very knowledgeable about Venice and it's history, and very willing to answer questions.

  • Great experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I thought the glass blowing was decent but not incredible. I really enjoyed the guide's perspective on life in Venice and Murano. She was great. I thought the trip should have advertised that we had to pay for our own way back to Venice.

  • I would have enjoyed more information on the boat about glass blowing. It felt a bit like a sales pitch. We needed more information on getting back and the time it would take.

  • Ketti was a fantastic tour guide. The water taxi trip was great, and the tour of the church was a nice bonus. Glass blowing was interesting, but be prepared to get the semi-hard sell in the glass shop. Ketti also made us a reservation at the best restaurant in Borano for risotto.

  • Very friendly guide and the Glass Blowing Demo was really impressiv.

  • There is no hotel pickup. Met the rep who promptly arrived at the hotel on time and took us to a nearby church, which is a walking distance. After that we walked to the glass factory and stayed for at least one hour. The rep gave us a choice of taking us via water taxi to San Marco but we declined, as we were there a day before.

    Overall, you will be amazed with the factory and its glass collection. It definitely warms the eyes but puts a deep hole in your pocket if you opt to buy!

  • Our guide and #34;ludo and #34; was fantastic. He was funny and very personable. The Tour of the actual island is short but we did enjoy the glass worker and of course shopping. If you are looking for a quick and exclusive shopping experience then go for it, but if you want a more historical tour , this is not it!

  • We were very surprised to have a private guide to take us to Murano, and even gave us a tour of Murano island before dropping us off at the glass factory! We thought we would just be transported to the island. After the glass factory visit, he met us again to take us to the vaporetto station for our transportation back to San Marco. Since we took the earliest Murano watertaxi, there wasn't a crowd on the island and the factory. We really enjoyed our tour and ride back.

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