This tour will introduce you to the secrets of the Murano method of glassblowing, a world renowned art. The tour includes a visit to a glass factory showroom located in St. Mark's Square where you will be told about the origins of the art of glassblowing which dates back to the Roman Empire and how, in the 13th Century, the island of Murano became the center of glass making. The Venetian Republic ordered that all glass fondies of the city should be constructed in Murano in order to protect Venice wood buildings from fire. Soon, Murano glass makers became the most important citiziens of the island, and in the ages they refined their techniques thanks to the trade between the Venetian Republic and all the Middle and Far East countries which also practiced the ancient tradition in glass making. Following this introduction, you will attend at a demonstration by a master artisan that uses the traditional old style techniques of glass blowing will create for you a unique glass item. At the end of the tour each of the participants will receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of this unforgettable visit.
- Guided tour
- Glass souvenir
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Children 12 years and below are free of charge.
- We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
- The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.
Your Confirmation Voucher includes full information (e.g. local telephone numbers) about the Local Operator. To ensure your peace of mind, we select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination.
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Upon booking, you will receive a voucher by email containing all details about the tour. You can check the status of your booking at anytime.
After you book
Please print the electronic voucher sent to you. It contains the operator's complete contact details and local telephone numbers. Give the voucher to the operator on the day of the activity.
What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
That's ok. We will try to be as flexible as possible. But you must inform us by email of the change or cancellation as soon as possible. The appropriate amount will be credited back to your credit card account. Contact our Customer Service for help with changes or cancellations. Or read our Cancellation Policy.
"We went with our 5 children ages 8 - 18 and they were all completely fascinated by the glassblowing demonstration. The guide was interesting, knowledgeable and friendly and answered all our questions. We got a great tour of the gallery and a beautiful gift at the end. It is conveniently located in S. Marco Square so it's a great option for those who don't have time to do the longer tour of the island. We highly recommend it for all ages. I'm just sorry that I was so mesmerized by the glassblowing demonstration that I forgot to take pictures!"
Ygal B., Israel