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Original Experience

Glassblowing in Murano

Cross the lagoon to the glass capital of Italy and discover an exclusive glassblowing factory where you will learn from Maestro Fabio Fornasier.
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Couples, Friends, Looking for Local

Original Experience:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Blowing glass demonstration 

Type of tour:

Excursion tour - a private vehicle will take you to/from your destination. At your destination you will walk between sights.

Other inclusions:

  • Luxury water taxi to Murano and back
  • Gratuities optional
Meeting points: Your hotel

What makes this tour special

Craft sits at the heart of Venice, and glassblowing is one of the city's most challenging crafts to master. On this tour, enjoy exploring one of the oldest authentic Murano glass factories, where the only exclusive "furnace" of the island was created. You will live the glass blowing art, with the chance to see a master glassblower and his team working, following their millenary tradition. 


Seeing an Old Craft

The Venetian lagoon has many islands, each with their own character and heritage. Foremost among these is the archipelago of Murano, which provides a respite from the touristy bustle of the historic city and has been the centre for glassmaking in the region since 1291, when the fire risk meant production was moved from the city. 

Embarking at Murano, your private guide will take you via water taxi to a family-run workshop. Here you will be able to see the glassblowers in action, twisting the molten glass to make different shapes. If you are lucky, you will also see them coloring the glass. Throughout the experience, your guide will spill the secrets of the profession, including odd facts like why glassblowers used to be immune from prosecution. 

By the way, if you buy any hand-made glass souvenirs, remember to ask them to wrap it up in bubble-wrap so it survives the journey home! 

What you'll see

Murano
Known for its people's mastery in the art of shaping glass, this island is a top attraction of the Venetian Lagoon.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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