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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


  • 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.


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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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.
  • Guided tour
  • Glass-blowing demonstration
  • USD $5.00 discount on any purchase made in the shop/gallery

  • 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.
  • Local guide
  • Glass blowing demonstration and workshop
  • Self-crafted object
  • 20% discount in the glass factory shop

  • 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.
  • Guided tour
  • Water taxi to Murano
  • Glass blowing demonstration and workshop
  • Self-crafted object

  • 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
Value for Money
  • A great way to learn more about the glass-making process
  • Return transportation to Venice from Murano is not included

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


Wheelchair accessible (depending on tour)


2 hrs


Demonstration, Guided Tour


Return transportation Fees

Meals & Drinks

Not included


Hotel pick-up (on select tours)

Suitable For

Art-lovers, Everyone, Families

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38 reviews for Murano Glass Factory Tour (Standard & Private Tours)

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  1. 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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  2. 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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