Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour And Workshop - Venice

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Overview

Explore Venice city center and make your way to the Murano island. Walk through hidden Venice and visit Colleoni Glass Factory with a local guide. Enjoy a private performance of an expert glass Master, modelling glass with blowing and sculpture techniques. Learn about the glass tradition during your workshop and choose between mosaic, glass beads jewelry and a private session with a glass master.

Highlights

  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Discover the Murano glass tradition by watching and working with local masters and craftsmen.

Depart from Venice city center with our authorized local guide, and walk for approximately 15 minutes through hidden streets before reaching the Murano island by public transportation (not included).

Visit Colleoni Glass Factory and assist in a private performance of an expert glass master with a demo of blowing and sculpture technique. Then, choose one of the available workshops and make your own object in Murano glass.

Whichever type of activity you choose will permit you to work with a local craftsman and make your personalized item.

Inclusions for Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour And Workshop

  • Tour assistant
  • Factory tour
  • Private glass demonstration
  • Private workshop
  • 20% discount on purchase in the glass factory shop

Exclusions for Murano Glass Factory Experience: Factory Tour And Workshop

  • Transportation to/from attractions. If you have a daily ticket, there's no extra cost, otherwise public transport tickets cost 12,50 Euros per person

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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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85 reviews by the users

  • Interesting tour. Best part was actually seeing the master glass blower making things and then making jewelry with murano glass beads.

  • We loved watching the skilled craftsman create a few blown glass pieces right in front of our eyes! The shop at the factory was lovely too, and we enjoyed the hands on part where we got to create our own small take away's. This was certainly worth the cost and the glass was magnificent. I give it four stars because our tour guide was not especially helpful at the end. He encouraged us to enjoy Murano island some more and then left, not warning us that the last taxi boat's tickets were only sold until 5pm that day. We almost missed a ride back to Venice and nearly got stranded.

  • My friend and I had such fun on this tour. We were very lucky to be the only tour. A guide met us at the square he escorted us to the water taxi, stayed on the taxi, and then again from the port to the factory. Another gentleman met us at the factory was kind to offer restrooms and coffee or water. He then brought us into the factory and narrated what we were watching as well as answered our questions. He then handed us over to Sylvia for some reason her name stuck and we did the workshop with her which included lots of conversation and giggles.

  • Exception tour! The first guide met us in the designated and easy to find spot, walked us through town, on the Vaporetto, and to the glass factory while giving us oral history along the way. The gentleman who gave us the private tour was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. It was quite fun making items out of the glass, in our case bracelets. Quite nice also to receive a 20 dsicount on merchandise purchased. I'd highly recommend this tour!

  • Loved this experience! The Murano glass studio ... watching the glass artist create ... making my own bracelet to take home ... and then walking through the beautiful shop was a treasured time in my visit to Venice!

  • Not a bad tour but in all honesty it wasn't worth the money paid. We were scheduled to meet our guide at a pre-arranged time and place just as with our other tours with Viator in Italy. The guide showed up on time and was a good guy but his sole job was basically just having us follow him on foot for about 15 minutes from the meeting point to where the boat was that would get us over to Murano. Why we couldn't have just met there to begin with I don't know.

    So after a pleasant ride to the island we all got off and were greeted by a nice young gentleman who was in fact our guide while in the glass factory. He took us into where they blow the glass and we watched a demonstration of glass blowing which was pretty cool but lasted only 15-20 minutes or so. From there we walked into a room where a nice young lady showed us how to make either a bracelet or a mosaic using glass pieces. It was basically another 20 minutes or so of craft making. From there we walked through their show room where they had beautiful glass pieces for sale and that was it. We left and walked to the water bus dock to wait to go back.

    Not quite sure I'd want to give it 1 star but overall not worth the money we spend.

  • Did not get value for money. A Do-it-yourself tour to Murano would be cheaper and possibly more informative

  • We all loved the Murano Glass Factory Tour. It is amazing how they do the glassblowing and create all the different items. We wish we purchased more items and shipped them home.

  • Would not recommend this tour. It is simply a sales pitch. The glass blower could not have looked more bored when doing his demonstration. There was no tour of the factory ... we just sat on some bleachers and watched a short demo. One thing I definitely did not like was that we were taken into a series of showrooms that had a closed door at the end with no obvious exit. Some of the glass for sale was very nice but extremely pricey.

  • Recomendado las personas de la fábrica muy amables nos explicaron todo el proceso nos sentimos muy bienvenidos. Hicimos un mosaico y una pulsera de recuerdo. Una sugerencia sería identificarse como guía y aclarar punto de encuentro muy confuso. Tomar en cuenta el coste de barco es extra

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