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Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

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Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

From US$ 168.54 per group up to 1000

Visit the island of Murano, known worldwide for its glassmaking traditions that date back to the 13th century. Enjoy views of Venice as you cross the lagoon by boat. Learn about glassblowing at a traditional factory. Explore the island on a walking tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • Enjoy a boat ride across the Venice lagoon to Murano Island
  • Observe the ancient techniques of a master Murano glassblower
  • Visit a glass factory and showroom to see the wide variety of products available
Full description
Learn about the history of glass on a visit to the source. A private boat will take you from Venice to the island of Murano with your tour guide. Admire the work of some of Venice’s master glass craftsmen on this island that’s been world-famous for its glassblowing for hundreds of years. On this 3-hour tour, learn about the island’s traditions and visit a traditional glass factory. After the glassmaking demonstration, your guide will bring you around Murano, narrating secrets and histories of the Island. Visit the marvelous Church of San Donato. At the end of your tour, return to Venice historical center by boat, crossing the northern lagoon.
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket to a glass factory
  • Water taxi to Murano and return transportation to Venice center
  • Murano walking tour
  • Lunch in Murano
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the the grey newsstand with the sign "Venice Tours Assistance Point", located in Calle larga de l’Ascension, between the Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility
  • The pickup service is available for accommodation in Saint Mark or Rialto area
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 25 reviews

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We had a fantastic guide! She was there early and planned to spend longer than 2 hours with us. She grabbed us a water taxi and took us to Murano Island where we had a private tour of the facility. Afterwards our guide walked us around the island giving us a bit of the history. She gave us plenty of leisure time as well and just asked us to let her know when we wanted a water taxi back. We had a great experience!

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October 29, 2019

good guide but light tour

we had a guide keen on history and we were only two people so privileged visit, on the other hand a little light content: a demo in a single glassware (where we spent most of the time visiting the store with the seller on our heels) + visit to the basilica, the rest of the island is apparently not planned in the program (too bad!) .. but very helpful guide in any case (to help us find the right shuttle boat to leave )

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March 2, 2017

Der schönste Tag in Venedig und ein traumhafter Ausflug nach Merano. Gentiana, unser Guide, eine wunderbare Frau. Während des kleinen Spaziergang vom Treffpunkt zum Boot hat sie uns schon einiges über die Geschichte Venedigs, Markusplatz usw erzählt. Die Überfahrt nach Merano war einmalig und auch hier haben wir sehr viele interessante Informationen rund um Venedig erfahren. Die Führung war sehr gut organisiert und man hat sehr viel gesehen was Meranoglas so ausmacht. Es gab dann auch noch eine kleine Führung auf der Insel selbst. Wir waren nur zu viert inkl. Guide und Gentiana hatte sehr viel Zeit für uns und hat all unsere Fragen beantwortet. Wir können die Tour nur jedem wärmstens empfehlen. Dank Gentiana hatten wir sehr schöne 3 Stunden die leider viel zu schnell vergangen sind.

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October 20, 2021

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