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Murano: Glass Factory Experience with Tour and Demonstration

1. Murano: Glass Factory Experience with Tour and Demonstration

Arrive at the glass factory a few minutes in advance and meet the glass master. Embark on a tour of the factory with a guide and learn about the processes involved in glass production. The master will create an object using the blowing technique. Then, during a sculpture technique demonstration, you will see how glass animals are made. The visit will continue in the shop/gallery where you can admire products made in the glass factory, including chandeliers, sculptures, and an array of jewelry. You will receive a EUR 10 discount on any purchase.

Murano Glass Factory Tour & Glass Blowing Demonstration

2. Murano Glass Factory Tour & Glass Blowing Demonstration

Get an inside look into the centuries-old art of glassblowing with a factory tour on Murano Island, home of the world’s finest artisan glass. Visit the Gino Mazzuccato Glass Factory and watch a glass-master shape a beautiful artwork. Enjoy a guided tour of the Gino Mazzuccato's Factory and admire an incredible glass master performance. Learn how the Murano glass is made and see where the glass is handled to create fabulous designs. An expert master will create two objects with the most popular techniques, blowing and sculpture. After the demonstration you can visit the show rooms and receive a 10% discount on your purchases.

Venice: Burano, Torcello & Murano Boat Tour w/Glassblowing

3. Venice: Burano, Torcello & Murano Boat Tour w/Glassblowing

Discover some of the most famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon on this full-day boat tour. Travel with your guide through Venice Lagoon on a panoramic vessel and enjoy the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Start your day of adventure by boarding a comfortable panoramic boat as you set off from St. Mark's. Learn about the islands from your host along the way. Take in the sights of this ancient city for around 30 minutes until you reach your first destination, Murano. Enjoy a glass-blowing demonstration with a glass master accompanied by a historical explanation of the craft. Stop by the souvenir store at the glass factory and enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on your purchases. Your scheduled time in Murano also includes free time to explore on your own. Leave Murano behind as you travel to the nearby island of Burano. Witness the quaint and colorful houses that dot the island and observe the lace makers at work. Become acquainted with their rare skill which is considered some of the finest worldwide. Stop for a bite to eat during your time in Burano and taste some of the local biscotti that are native to the island. Travel to your final stop, Torcello. Enjoy a 1-hour visit to the island and visit historical landmarks such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Attila's Throne, the Devil's Bridge, and the Bell Tower. Finish your adventure with a 1-hour trip back to Venice taking in the breathtaking ambiance of the Venetian lagoon.

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

4. Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a tour of Murano. Head to Campo San Bartolomeo and meet your guide near the Rialto Bridge. Reach the boat station facing the lagoon, and jump aboard a public boat bound for Murano Island. Upon arrival, take a short walk to a glass factory, where a glass master will demonstrate the art of glass blowing. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Take a stroll to a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop to create your own piece from scratch. Work with glass elements of different shapes and colors to make a unique ornament or pendant. Create your own bracelet, key holder, or earrings. Enjoy some free time to explore the quiet streets of Murano on your own. Your guide with take you back to the boat station and advise you how to get back to your accommodation from there.

Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

5. Venice: Murano and Burano Excursion

Cruise to the islands of Murano and Burano aboard a comfortable boat on this guided tour from Venice. Step back in time at the ancient Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Donatus. Uncover the magic of traditional glass blowing at a factory and take in the vibrant houses of Burano. Meet your local guide in a central location near Piazza San Marco and board a private boat to learn more about the Venetian lagoon and its islands. Stop on the characteristic island of Murano, and visit the 7th-century Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Stroll through the silent streets for about 15 minutes to arrive at an old glass factory where the glass blowers are still working. Benefit for some free time to shop or explore the rest of the island. Then, travel by private boat to the nearby island of Burano. Upon arrival, take in the colorful houses of one of the most enchanting parts of Venice. Lose yourself in the picturesque streets and discover lovely corners. You will have free time to enjoy lunch on this tour. Return to the main island of Venice for a glass of sparkling Prosecco at the end of your tour services.

Venice: Grand Canal, Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

6. Venice: Grand Canal, Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Climb aboard a private boat and travel down the Grand Canal. See the most beautiful parts of the city and its architectural masterpieces from the water. Learn about the noblemen and other inhabitants of the lagoon. Head across to the island of Murano, famous for its glass production. See a glass-blowing demonstration, and then go to the neighboring island of Burano. Stroll among the brightly colored buildings and get some time to enjoy a coffee. Discover secret streets and go to the most popular and lively neighborhoods. Return to the city center and get dropped off on Piazza San Marco.

From Venice: Islands Day Tour With Fish Lunch

7. From Venice: Islands Day Tour With Fish Lunch

The Excursion includes the visit of Murano, Burano and Torcello Island. These three Islands are the most famous islands in the Venitian Lagoon. After 30 minutes of navigation, You will arrive in Murano, where you can visit one of the famous glass factory placed there. The stop will be around 1 hour long. Once you finished the visit of the factory you will depart to reach Burano. Burano, the fishermen island, is famous for its lace and trimmings. Getting off of the boat you will find a little street full of typical shops, restaurants and excellent bakeries where you can buy the famous “Buranelli” biscuits. The stop in Burano will be around 1.30 hour long and includes also the lunch at “Al Raspo de Uà” Restaurant. The Menù will include: -Pennette pasta with mixed fish or Fish Lasagne -Mixed fried fish or grilled fish -Mixed salad -Dessert of the day -Drinks not included, to be paid on the spot The child Menù will include: -Pasta with tomato sauce or pasta with ragout sauce -Fried cutlet milanese type with french potatoes -Dessert of the day Then the tour continuous to Torcello Island, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary.. The stop in each island is around 1h. Then the return is to St.Mark's Square. Tour ending times are approximate, as the tour might last slightly longer at times.

Venice: Guided Islands Walking Tour

8. Venice: Guided Islands Walking Tour

During this half-day trip, I will accompany you discovering the most beautiful Lagoon's islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello on board of the most strange typologies of bus all over the world: the Vaporetto! Best friend of every Venetian since 1895 when started its unbeatable service! (At 9am an early intimate, unforgettable and relaxing lagoon trip :) Best thing We'll explore Torcello, 17 century ago the first Venice community. Today the last 9 locals are still living inside a "dark ages city" where everything is like a lot of centuries ago.. From the top of their Romanic Tower you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Venice’s lagoon! At what about the second amazing trip to Burano, the fashinating colorful town, fishers community famous for its millenial lacemaking industry? You will see one of the last Lace Factory where the last old lacers are still doing this very ancient handmade tradition! I'm sure: You'll love them! In the end We will visit the world famous Murano, where the last 20 families are still producing our amazing glass masterpieces like 1000 years ago! Walking tour will be across the “Glasser’s street”: we’ll explore a real Glass Factory with its family Art Gallery seeing Masters working! (Around 12 I really suggest to take your lunch time in Burano where is made one of the best local seafood cuisine ;)

Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

9. Venice: City Tour and Murano Glass Experience

After being collected from your Venice accommodation, you will begin your tour visiting the political and religious center of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, St. Mark's Square and its monuments. You'll begin with the Doge's Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge's private residence. Your palace visit includes the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, the prisons, and the extremely famous Bridge of Sighs. You will then continue with the Basilica, where the body of St. Mark the Evangelist lies. You can admire the wonderful golden mosaics which depict stories from the Old and New Testaments, and the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones. At the end of the walking tour you will be invited to visit Murano island to get a better insight into Venetian culture. The island is known around the world for its glass production, and you will see the mastery of blowing and shaping the glass whilst at the factory. Finally, you will encounter the highlight of your tour. On a complimentary boat offered by the glass factory, you will travel through some smal and secret channels to reach San Marco’s Square.

From Venice: Murano Island and Glass-Making Private Tour

10. From Venice: Murano Island and Glass-Making Private Tour

Discover the island of Murano and visit its interesting glass museum, a celebrated glass factory and showroom giving you an insight into the history and the fascinating art of Italian glass making. Murano is famous worldwide for its glass blowing and for creating elegant Venetian pieces such as decorative vases and chandeliers. See a glass-blowing demonstration and learn what the glass is made of and the different techniques used by the glass master. Visit a famous glass furnace and discover the traditional glass-blowing performance by an expert. You are also given the opportunity to visit the showroom and see all of the different types of glass on offer on the Island. Make a purchase directly at the showroom if you see something you like, or if you are looking for a specific piece of glass, communicate with the tour supplier in advance so they can arrange for you to go to the glass master who specializes in that piece. Before returning to Venice there is the opportunity to take a stroll around the Island to enjoy the many shops and the scenery and learn the history of Murano glass making. Return to Venice by luxury private motor launch.

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based on 492 reviews

Alex and Christian were wonderful guides and told and showed us things we wouldn’t have seen or heard from other people. Very enjoyable day!

This trip is very good. Just enough time to explore the Murano and Burano Islands. Burano is very lovely with all the colorful houses.

Our guide was born and raised in Venice and had such a genuine appreciation of his home that he shared.

We had an awesome tour!! Our guide was fantastic and funny! It was a good way to start New Years Eve!

We were late for the cruise and we were changed to the afternoon hours without any problems