The Island of Glass & Colour: Exclusive tour of Murano by Private BoatPrivate Tour

Cross the Venetian Lagoon in a luxury private boat to the glass capital of Italy for an exclusive tour of the oldest glassblowing factory in the world.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Culture Vulture, Friends, Nature & Outdoors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking & Private Boat Transfers

Tickets:

- Glass blowing demonstration

Other inclusions:

  • -Gratuities, food & Drink are not included. 
Meeting points: In front of Hotel Antiche Figure. Fondamenta S. Simeone Piccolo, 687, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

What makes this tour special

Experience the iconic archipelago of Muranoworld-famous for its glassmaking, by private water taxi. On your private tour you will:


The Venetian Lagoon has many islands, each with its own character and heritage. Foremost among these is the archipelago of Murano, with its many bridges connecting the islands, and which provides a respite from the touristy bustle of the historic city. Murano has been the centre for glassmaking in the region since 1291. 

Your tour guide will take you via private water taxi across the stunning Venetian Lagoon to Murano. On arrival, you'll walk the colourful streets and enjoy many photo opportunities before enjoying an exclusive visit to the oldest family-run glass workshop, not usually open to the public. Here you'll meet the master glassblower and his team who will give you a private demonstration in which you'll see how they twist the molten glass to make different shapes and items. If you are lucky, you will also see them colouring the glass. A very special part of the tour includes a private viewing of the world-famous Maestro Fabio Fornasier's exhibition, not open to the general public.

Throughout the experience, your guide will explain the history and secrets of the profession, how glassblowing shaped the fabric of Murano’s society and odd little facts such as why the glassblowers used to be immune from prosecution. 

Don’t forget… if you buy any hand-made glass souvenirs, ask them to wrap it up in bubble wrap so it survives the journey home! 

What you'll see

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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