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From Venice: Murano Glass Demonstration with Water Taxi Ride

1. From Venice: Murano Glass Demonstration with Water Taxi Ride

Discover the art of glass blowing on the Island of Murano. Take a water taxi from Venice and visit a factory where you can learn more about the processes involved and admire the final results. Meet the water taxi at Fondamenta Nuove, and board it to start the tour. It will be easy to find the water taxi because it will have a Get Your Guide sign. The taxi driver will take you directly to the private dock of the glass factory and there you will start the visit. You will see a glass producion demonstration with a Murano glass master that will use the traditional techniques. A member of the team of the glass factory will explain the passages of the production. At the end of the demonstration you will visit the showroom with the graetest collection of artworks

Murano: Glass Lampwork Workshop and Walking Tour

2. Murano: Glass Lampwork Workshop and Walking Tour

Get ready to discover Murano Island, witnessing artistry in action in its glass factories and taking part in the lampwork tradition by creating your own Venetian bead during an artisan workshop. Enrich your visit with a guided walking tour to see iconic Murano sights. Murano is one of the most visited islands in the Venice Lagoon thanks to the reputation of its glassmaking industry. During this unique hands-on experience, you’ll get to explore local glassmaking factories away from the most touristic spots. Step into one of the oldest glass factories in the world, active since 1295, and get an authentic look at lampwork and how tradition is combined with contemporary design and creativity. Far from being stuck in the past, glass making still runs in the veins of the inhabitants of the island: experience first-hand one of the oldest techniques ─ lampwork ─ thanks to a workshop run by a local artist. With an artist as your guide, walk through the secrets of this work and join a workshop where you can learn to make your own Venetian bead, taking part in keeping alive a 17th-century artistic practice (price per person is €30 to be paid on-site). You can decide to take the workshop, although is not compulsory. If you do decide to join the activity, you will get to take home the Venetian beads you created as a souvenir. Rest assured that lampwork tools and the oven are used alongside safety and protection equipment. Finally, finish off your day with a guided stroll around Murano, discovering some hidden gems, like its churches, and walking off-the-beaten-track to must-see spots.

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

3. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Get picked up at your hotel by your English-speaking guide and visit two of Venice’s most popular islands, Murano and Burano. Get an insight into the daily life and pace that differ on each island in order to fully understand Venetian culture.  Your first stop is the island of Murano, which is renowned worldwide for its long tradition of glass making. Witness firsthand the skill of glassblowing and see the locals working on other traditional crafts. Pick up some unique souvenirs or presents for the family here.  Next, head to Burano, which you’ll be able to see from the shore thanks to its vividly colored buildings. Enjoy some free time to wander around, meet the locals, enjoy a cup of coffee and take some memorable pictures.  Finally, stroll through some smaller and secret pathways, crossing the island’s most popular and lively neighborhoods, before reaching the end point of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

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The tour was the highlight of our time in the Venice area. Our tour guide, Sara, was very knowledgeable and she gave us both historical and practical information, along with introducing us to the best Gelato in all of the area. Sara did not rush us while in Murano and arranged an incredible demonstration of the glass making that was virtually private for us. The guide at the plant, Stephania, was also very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing something to remind us of our visit for years to come. Sara then customized our arrival point in Burano to allow us to see the very unique vineyard on the adjacent island and then brought us through the vibrantly colored streets of the city. We highly recommend this tour and Sara.

We had such an amazing time on our trip. From the moment we stepped on to the boat our guide was fantastic. It was a great history lesson in all thing Venetian and any questions we had were answered. We visited Murano and Burano and our guide ensured we didn’t miss anything at the same time giving us space. Would highly recommend! Thank you so much

Great experience! We had a group of 6 people so this tour was a perfect fit for us. Our guide, Kristina, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Having a hotel pickup and drop off was especially nice.

It was very nice experience . Our guide Elisa was so nice and helpful. The company handles the trip very professionally. 10/10

A great day with a very authentic tour guide who spontaneously responded to requests.