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Murano Glass Factory Tour (Standard & Private Tours)

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Visit a world-famous Murano glass factory and learn about the age-old art of glass-blowing. The island of Murano is located in the Venetian lagoon, it is home to the world’s finest artisan glass. Find out what makes this glass so revered and catch a glimpse into the inner workings. Learn about the centuries-old tradition of glass-blowing and witness a private glass making demonstration from a master craftsman. A Murano glass factory visit is a must if you’re in Venice!

Know before you book:

  • All tours include a live glass-blowing demonstration
  • Return transportation is not provided on any tour
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested

Highlights:

  • Visit the Murano glass blowing factory on the island of Murano
  • Experience a private glass-blowing demonstration from a local craftsman
  • You’ll have the opportunity to purchase your very own piece of Murano glass

Have you ever wondered how exquisite glass sculptures are made? Find out how on a Murano glass factory tour! Explore this traditional industry of Venice and watch art being made in front of your eyes.

All tours include a guided tour of the factory as well as a live glass-blowing demonstration by a master of the art. Afterward, guests are invited to browse the Murano glass showroom. View the exquisite pieces of hand-blown glass and pick-up a unique keepsake to take home with you.

Watch the beauty of glass being crafted into art right in front of your eyes, this is a special type of tour everyone will enjoy.

Prices

Murano factory tours will cost between USD $11.00 and USD $170.00 depending on the length of time and tour inclusions.

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Times

Different ticket options have different start times. The earliest Murano factory tour starts at 9:00am and the latest tour starts at 3:30pm.

Murano glass factory hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Best Time to Go

Murano glass tours are offered daily. The best time to take a tour is in the morning, it will be less busy which will allow for a more enjoyable experience.

Murano Glass Factory Tour Options

All glass factory tours include a guided tour with a glass-blowing demonstration. Other inclusions vary based on tour selection, choose the one that works best for you.

Murano Glass Factory Tour & Glass Blowing Demonstration

Murano island glass factory tours are a great way to experience the unique art of glass-blowing. Learn about the processes behind glass production and watch a glass-blowing demonstration. This tour provides you with the unmissable opportunity to learn more about this beautiful craft. This excursion is a must-do while in Venice

What we liked: Guests who take this tour will receive a discount on any purchases made at the glass factory.
INCLUDES:
  • Guided tour
  • Glass-blowing demonstration
  • USD $5.00 discount on any purchase made in the shop/gallery

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transportation to/from Murano

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Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

This 2-hour Murano factory tour starts with a 15-minute guided walking tour through the hidden squares of Venice. Next, you’ll board a public boat with the rest of your group bound for Murano Island.

Once inside the Murano glass factory, you’ll watch a glass master demonstrate the art of glass blowing. Afterwards, you’ll take part in a workshop and create your own piece from scratch. Work with glass elements of different shapes and colors to make a unique ornament or pendant.

When you leave the glass factory you’ll enjoy a bit of free time to explore the quiet streets of Murano on your own. Your guide will take you back to the boat station and advise you how to get back to your accommodation once your tour is over.

What we liked: This tour includes a workshop where you can create your own mosaic or glass beads jewelry from scratch.
INCLUDES:
  • Local guide
  • Glass blowing demonstration and workshop
  • Self-crafted object
  • 20% discount in the glass factory shop

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transportation ticket to/from Murano

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Murano Island 2-Hour Excursion from Venice

This private tour option is for a group of up to 5 people. Enjoy a more personalized look into a Murano glass factory with this small-group tour option. Meet with your tour guide in central Venice before embarking on a short water-taxi ride across the lagoon to Murano Island.

On this 2-hour Murano glass blowing tour you’ll learn about the centuries-old tradition of glassblowing. Witness a private glass making demonstration from a master craftsman and get a chance to create your own piece from scratch by attending a workshop.

After the factory tour you will have time to browse the factory showroom and purchase a Murano glass keepsakes. Enjoy a walk around the quiet streets of Murano on your own before catching the ferry back to Venice.

What we liked: This is a private tour, only your group will participate.
INCLUDES:
  • Guided tour
  • Water taxi to Murano
  • Glass blowing demonstration and workshop
  • Self-crafted object

EXCLUDES:
  • Return transfer from Murano
  • Food

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8.7Expert Score
A Murano glass factory tour is Informative and entertaining. It provides guests with an amazing opportunity to observe a master artisan at work
Location
9
Fun
9
Value for Money
8
PROS
  • A great way to learn more about the glass-making process
CONS
  • Return transportation to Venice from Murano is not included

Specification: Murano Glass Factory Tour (Standard & Private Tours)

Accessible

Wheelchair accessible (depending on tour)

Duration

2 hrs

Includes

Demonstration, Guided Tour

Excludes

Return transportation Fees

Meals & Drinks

Not included

Pickup

Hotel pick-up (on select tours)

Suitable For

Art-lovers, Everyone, Families

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  1. myriam – bordeaux, France

    bonne guide mais visite light nous avons eu une guide férue d'histoire et nous n'étions que deux personne donc visite privilégiée, par contre contenu un peu light : une démo dans une seule verrerie (où nous avons passé la majeure partie du temps à visiter le magasin avec le vendeur sur nos talons) + visite de la basilique, le reste de l'ile n'étant apparemment pas prévu au programme (dommage!).. mais guide très serviable en tous cas (pour nous aider à trouver le bon bateau navette pour repartir)

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  2. susana adela – Uruguay

    Excelente el tour y la guia Anne Marie

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  3. Michele – Italy

    A lovely little tour in a glass factory and an amazing opportunity to observe a master artisan at work only a few steps away. Our guide Giovanni was lovely, gave us lots of interesting explanations and kindly answered all our questions in detail. Also the price of the tour was entirely discounted from our purchases at the end of the tour.

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  4. a GetYourGuide customer – United States

    Picture perfect! Wonderful experience – from the short boat ride to Murano, to observing the actual art of glassblowing. The jewelry making was a fun activity, even if it didn’t take that long. Also got to see all of the different types of glass products made in their showroom. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful!

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  5. Anonymous – United States

    Picture perfect! Wonderful experience – from the short boat ride to Murano, to observing the actual art of glassblowing. The jewelry making was a fun activity, even if it didn’t take that long. Also got to see all of the different types of glass products made in their showroom. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful!

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  6. Lindsay – United States

    Great activity Great glass factory and staff

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  7. Lindsay – United States

    Great activity Great glass factory and staff

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  8. Ceri – United Kingdom

    Excellent glass blowing demo but factory tour was just the showroom We really enjoyed the glassblowing part of the tour but the ‘factory tour’ was just viewing their (admittedly lovely) glassware. You do get a good discount on anything you want to buy but I was expecting something different from the factory tour (I thought we’d learn more about the materials etc)

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  9. Sarah – United States

    Don’t go on Sundays! Gianluca was a very pleasant guide, but the glass blowing demonstration was poor and the workshop was juvenile, not for adults. Most stores were closed on Sunday, only one factory open. Very, very, very disappointed with the tour.

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  10. Janette – Australia

    Interesting to see a traditional trade and how it fits into 21C.

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  11. Anonymous

    We very much enjoyed this activity. It was a bit of a walk in the heat from the meeting point to the vaporetto stop to get the waterbus to Murano. However once in the factory we had a relaxing time with water and iced tea being offered before watching two glass blowing demonstratons with explanations. This was short but pleasant and we then had the workshop which we feel was much more suitable to children than to adults but our children enjoyed making simple mosaics and we made keyrings. If we had just gone for the factory tour we might not have thought it worthwhile but the shop was amazing. The staff were genuinely very helpful and not too pushy. Our guide then very kindly walked with us back to the vaporetto stop to ensure we went the right way back to where we wanted to be in mainland Venice.

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  12. Anonymous

    The tour and workshop was one of the highlights of our visit to Venice. The guide met us in an easy to find, central location and led us on a 15 minute walk to our private boat that took us out to Murano. The staff at the glass factory were friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. The glassblowing demonstration by the master was amazing! I highly recommend this tour. Be aware that getting back to central Venice is by public transportation and you are on your own. The guide did tell us exactly where to go, but did not explain the queuing system and that there are multiple boats going to different destinations in Venice. The quickest way is taking the 7 line that goes directly back to San Marco.

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  13. Anonymous

    This was very ok. The demonstration was very short, impressive but quick. Then we made jewelry or a mosaic but it was quite low end.

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  14. Anonymous

    Excellent! We met our first tour guide in central Venice, who guided us from the water taxi ride to Murano and to the glass factory. A gentleman greeted us, talked us through the glass blowing demonstration and answered questions. Next, we were greeted by Silvia and guided to the workshop where we made bracelets with Murano glass beads. Great self-made souvenir from our trip! Both the tour guide and Murano glass factory staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended, interesting, fun and also learn about the history of Murano!

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  15. Anonymous

    The guide was poorly prepared and I gave it two stars only because I enjoyed making the bracelet. What a rip-off tour!

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  16. Anonymous

    The tour was good, but I have done other glass blowing tours that were much better. We took a water taxi over to Murano not included in the cost of the tour, which was nice. When we got there we watched the glass master create 2 pieces, one of which was very quickly. It was quite impressive actually. Than we went to the workshop where you used glass beads made at the factory to create a keychain, bracelet, or set of earrings. It was neat, but slightly childish at the same time. After you were finished you could walk through the shop. I kinda felt like the actual glass blowing demonstration was very short and rushed, but it was a nice day and a good way to get to see some of the other islands.

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  17. Anonymous

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide first met us by the Carlo Goldoni statue, and led us to the water bus depot she was knowledgeable and gave us information on daily water-bus tickets. We arrived at the Murano Glass Factory island, and was greeted by our factory guide, Silvia. Again she was excellent and led us to workshop to make glass souvenirs before watching the Master Glass-blower. After the demonstration, we strolled through many displays of Murano glass items for purchase…which we did! A few small momentos to bring home of Murano Glass! A good value for a quick tour.

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  18. Anonymous

    We very much enjoyed this activity. It was a bit of a walk in the heat from the meeting point to the vaporetto stop to get the waterbus to Murano. However once in the factory we had a relaxing time with water and iced tea being offered before watching two glass blowing demonstratons with explanations. This was short but pleasant and we then had the workshop which we feel was much more suitable to children than to adults but our children enjoyed making simple mosaics and we made keyrings. If we had just gone for the factory tour we might not have thought it worthwhile but the shop was amazing. The staff were genuinely very helpful and not too pushy. Our guide then very kindly walked with us back to the vaporetto stop to ensure we went the right way back to where we wanted to be in mainland Venice.

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  19. Anonymous

    The tour and workshop was one of the highlights of our visit to Venice. The guide met us in an easy to find, central location and led us on a 15 minute walk to our private boat that took us out to Murano. The staff at the glass factory were friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. The glassblowing demonstration by the master was amazing! I highly recommend this tour. Be aware that getting back to central Venice is by public transportation and you are on your own. The guide did tell us exactly where to go, but did not explain the queuing system and that there are multiple boats going to different destinations in Venice. The quickest way is taking the 7 line that goes directly back to San Marco.

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  20. Anonymous

    This was very ok. The demonstration was very short, impressive but quick. Then we made jewelry or a mosaic but it was quite low end.

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  21. Anonymous

    Excellent! We met our first tour guide in central Venice, who guided us from the water taxi ride to Murano and to the glass factory. A gentleman greeted us, talked us through the glass blowing demonstration and answered questions. Next, we were greeted by Silvia and guided to the workshop where we made bracelets with Murano glass beads. Great self-made souvenir from our trip! Both the tour guide and Murano glass factory staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended, interesting, fun and also learn about the history of Murano!

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  22. Anonymous

    The guide was poorly prepared and I gave it two stars only because I enjoyed making the bracelet. What a rip-off tour!

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  23. Anonymous

    The tour was good, but I have done other glass blowing tours that were much better. We took a water taxi over to Murano not included in the cost of the tour, which was nice. When we got there we watched the glass master create 2 pieces, one of which was very quickly. It was quite impressive actually. Than we went to the workshop where you used glass beads made at the factory to create a keychain, bracelet, or set of earrings. It was neat, but slightly childish at the same time. After you were finished you could walk through the shop. I kinda felt like the actual glass blowing demonstration was very short and rushed, but it was a nice day and a good way to get to see some of the other islands.

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  24. Anonymous

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide first met us by the Carlo Goldoni statue, and led us to the water bus depot she was knowledgeable and gave us information on daily water-bus tickets. We arrived at the Murano Glass Factory island, and was greeted by our factory guide, Silvia. Again she was excellent and led us to workshop to make glass souvenirs before watching the Master Glass-blower. After the demonstration, we strolled through many displays of Murano glass items for purchase…which we did! A few small momentos to bring home of Murano Glass! A good value for a quick tour.

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  25. Anonymous

    We very much enjoyed this activity. It was a bit of a walk in the heat from the meeting point to the vaporetto stop to get the waterbus to Murano. However once in the factory we had a relaxing time with water and iced tea being offered before watching two glass blowing demonstratons with explanations. This was short but pleasant and we then had the workshop which we feel was much more suitable to children than to adults but our children enjoyed making simple mosaics and we made keyrings. If we had just gone for the factory tour we might not have thought it worthwhile but the shop was amazing. The staff were genuinely very helpful and not too pushy. Our guide then very kindly walked with us back to the vaporetto stop to ensure we went the right way back to where we wanted to be in mainland Venice.

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  26. Anonymous

    The tour and workshop was one of the highlights of our visit to Venice. The guide met us in an easy to find, central location and led us on a 15 minute walk to our private boat that took us out to Murano. The staff at the glass factory were friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. The glassblowing demonstration by the master was amazing! I highly recommend this tour. Be aware that getting back to central Venice is by public transportation and you are on your own. The guide did tell us exactly where to go, but did not explain the queuing system and that there are multiple boats going to different destinations in Venice. The quickest way is taking the 7 line that goes directly back to San Marco.

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  27. Anonymous

    This was very ok. The demonstration was very short, impressive but quick. Then we made jewelry or a mosaic but it was quite low end.

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  28. Anonymous

    Excellent! We met our first tour guide in central Venice, who guided us from the water taxi ride to Murano and to the glass factory. A gentleman greeted us, talked us through the glass blowing demonstration and answered questions. Next, we were greeted by Silvia and guided to the workshop where we made bracelets with Murano glass beads. Great self-made souvenir from our trip! Both the tour guide and Murano glass factory staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended, interesting, fun and also learn about the history of Murano!

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  29. Anonymous

    The guide was poorly prepared and I gave it two stars only because I enjoyed making the bracelet. What a rip-off tour!

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  30. Anonymous

    The tour was good, but I have done other glass blowing tours that were much better. We took a water taxi over to Murano not included in the cost of the tour, which was nice. When we got there we watched the glass master create 2 pieces, one of which was very quickly. It was quite impressive actually. Than we went to the workshop where you used glass beads made at the factory to create a keychain, bracelet, or set of earrings. It was neat, but slightly childish at the same time. After you were finished you could walk through the shop. I kinda felt like the actual glass blowing demonstration was very short and rushed, but it was a nice day and a good way to get to see some of the other islands.

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  31. Anonymous

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide first met us by the Carlo Goldoni statue, and led us to the water bus depot she was knowledgeable and gave us information on daily water-bus tickets. We arrived at the Murano Glass Factory island, and was greeted by our factory guide, Silvia. Again she was excellent and led us to workshop to make glass souvenirs before watching the Master Glass-blower. After the demonstration, we strolled through many displays of Murano glass items for purchase…which we did! A few small momentos to bring home of Murano Glass! A good value for a quick tour.

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  32. Anonymous

    We very much enjoyed this activity. It was a bit of a walk in the heat from the meeting point to the vaporetto stop to get the waterbus to Murano. However once in the factory we had a relaxing time with water and iced tea being offered before watching two glass blowing demonstratons with explanations. This was short but pleasant and we then had the workshop which we feel was much more suitable to children than to adults but our children enjoyed making simple mosaics and we made keyrings. If we had just gone for the factory tour we might not have thought it worthwhile but the shop was amazing. The staff were genuinely very helpful and not too pushy. Our guide then very kindly walked with us back to the vaporetto stop to ensure we went the right way back to where we wanted to be in mainland Venice.

    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  33. Anonymous

    The tour and workshop was one of the highlights of our visit to Venice. The guide met us in an easy to find, central location and led us on a 15 minute walk to our private boat that took us out to Murano. The staff at the glass factory were friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. The glassblowing demonstration by the master was amazing! I highly recommend this tour. Be aware that getting back to central Venice is by public transportation and you are on your own. The guide did tell us exactly where to go, but did not explain the queuing system and that there are multiple boats going to different destinations in Venice. The quickest way is taking the 7 line that goes directly back to San Marco.

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  34. Anonymous

    This was very ok. The demonstration was very short, impressive but quick. Then we made jewelry or a mosaic but it was quite low end.

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  35. Anonymous

    Excellent! We met our first tour guide in central Venice, who guided us from the water taxi ride to Murano and to the glass factory. A gentleman greeted us, talked us through the glass blowing demonstration and answered questions. Next, we were greeted by Silvia and guided to the workshop where we made bracelets with Murano glass beads. Great self-made souvenir from our trip! Both the tour guide and Murano glass factory staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended, interesting, fun and also learn about the history of Murano!

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  36. Anonymous

    The guide was poorly prepared and I gave it two stars only because I enjoyed making the bracelet. What a rip-off tour!

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  37. Anonymous

    The tour was good, but I have done other glass blowing tours that were much better. We took a water taxi over to Murano not included in the cost of the tour, which was nice. When we got there we watched the glass master create 2 pieces, one of which was very quickly. It was quite impressive actually. Than we went to the workshop where you used glass beads made at the factory to create a keychain, bracelet, or set of earrings. It was neat, but slightly childish at the same time. After you were finished you could walk through the shop. I kinda felt like the actual glass blowing demonstration was very short and rushed, but it was a nice day and a good way to get to see some of the other islands.

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  38. Anonymous

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our guide first met us by the Carlo Goldoni statue, and led us to the water bus depot she was knowledgeable and gave us information on daily water-bus tickets. We arrived at the Murano Glass Factory island, and was greeted by our factory guide, Silvia. Again she was excellent and led us to workshop to make glass souvenirs before watching the Master Glass-blower. After the demonstration, we strolled through many displays of Murano glass items for purchase…which we did! A few small momentos to bring home of Murano Glass! A good value for a quick tour.

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