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Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

4.6 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Murano Island: 3-Hour Private Tour from Venice

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 77.36 per person

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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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Private tour guide
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

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

4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had a great tour with our guide (whose name we all missed). She was a lovely French guide who lived in Venice for many years with her son. This was a quick water taxi ride over to Murano. Frankly the glass tour was fine but nothing to write home about. Seeing the craftsman making a glass horse is like one minute was very cool but basically it's a two-minute tour then we were brought to an expensive gift shop to marvel at the pieces for sale for 300-100,000 euros. Everyone was nice and plesent but I got the sinking feeling they were just waiting for us to buy some very expensive glass or leave. My favorite part of the tour was after the glass tour. Our guide showed us around Murano and then brought us to the quiet Castello neighborhood. It was great to explore the park and our guide's home neighborhood. To me, that was way more interesting than the glass tour.

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September 30, 2022

Meeting point was easy to find although initially the team had a problem finding my booking!! We were escorted to San Marco quayside onto a water taxi and enjoyed an exciting, fast trip across the lagoon. Initially we visited a glass blowing demonstration which was interesting but felt rushed; then guided to the shop!! Our guide Suzanna walked us around the main areas of Murano at our pace; sharing information and answering questions. She was happy for us to stop wherever and happily took photographs. Murano is a lovely place to meander and people watch. We returned to the quayside for our return trip but ended up with a shared boat trip instead of a private trip. This was seemingly not in our guides control; but due to the taxi driver and a member of staff from the glass blowing factory!!

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June 27, 2022

The most beautiful day in Venice and a fantastic trip to Merano. Gentiana, our guide, a wonderful woman. During the short walk from the meeting point to the boat, she told us a lot about the history of Venice, St. Mark's Square, etc. The crossing to Merano was unique and here we also learned a lot of interesting information about Venice. The tour was very well organized and you saw a lot of what makes Merano glass so special. There was also a small tour of the island itself. There were only four of us, including the guide, and Gentiana had a lot of time for us and answered all of our questions. We can only warmly recommend the tour to everyone. Thanks to Gentiana we had a very nice 3 hours, which unfortunately passed far too quickly.

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October 20, 2021

Product ID: 48497