Murano by Private Watertaxi Including Glass Blowing Demo with Hotel Pickup

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice

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  • 2 hours
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Travel by private taxi boat through the Grand Canal from Venice with your guide to reach Murano Island. Visit the historical center with its 7th-century cathedral and watch a glass-blowing demonstration in a glass factory. Here, you will also be able to try on the Cinderella glass slipper. If it fits, you will receive a piece of Venetian glass as a special gift! Enjoy free time in the showrooms and a special 20% discount on purchases.You then will be able to return to the city center at any time by public transportation (own expense).


  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids

Meet your private local guide at your hotel reception desk. Board the private water taxi and travel along the Grand Canal through Venice and the lagoon to reach the island of Murano.

Once we arrive at Murano Island, you will walk through the historical center and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria e Donato, a 7th-century church of rare Romanesque style with original mosaics. After a 15-minute walk through Murano's quiet streets, you will reach the glass factory.

Here, you will spend about 20 minutes observing the glass masters at work. Watch them make two different objects with their famous technique for glass-blowing and sculpture.

Would you like to try on the glass slipper? If your foot fits, you will become the Cinderella of the day and will receive a special present. You can choose from a multi-colored flower vase, a dish with 'millefiori' decoration, or a Venetian wine glass (called 'goto'). You will also receive free time in the showrooms and a special 20% discount on purchases.

The tour ends in the glass factory. You can return to the center of Venice or continue easily to Burano and Torcello at any time with public transportation (on your own). The boat station is approximately 300 meters from the glass factory (ticket not included).

  • Private local guide
  • Private one way taxi
  • Glass factory tour with glass master performace
  • 20% discount on purchase in the glass factory
  • Hotel pick up
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Murano Santi Maria e Donato

  • Food and drinks
  • Drop off
  • Return ticket to Venice
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please note that the tour will end in Murano. Return ticket to Venice by public transport is not included. From Murano Faro, you will be able to purchase a public boat ticket to any Venice's destination: San Marco, Train Station, Fondamente Nove, etc.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Local guide will meet you at the lobby of your Hotel few minutes before

Return Details


Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 22 Feb 2018 -

Richard H

Great value for money. Pick up direct from our hotel by private speed boat. Very upfront and personal at the glass factory watching 8 masters all working in perfect harmony. Both tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.

Image - 10 Dec 2017 -


Was well worth it! Antonella Zanoni was fantastic. She called us the morning of to let us know they were running late but not to worry they would be picking us up soon. She explained a lot about the history while the boat took us to Murano Island...Once there we had a great demonstration and explanation. My only criticism is that the owners voice was not load enough so it was difficult to hear him over the furnaces.
Not having an idea how to get back to hotel Antonella looked after everything - getting us onto the proper direct boat taxi and even walked us back to our hotel so we wouldn't get lost.

D. Hale

Image - 05 Oct 2017 -

James B

This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide, Martina, was personable and professional. She was very knowledgeable about Venice and it's history, and very willing to answer questions.

Image - 28 May 2017 -

cherie h

Ketti was a fantastic tour guide. The water taxi trip was great, and the tour of the church was a nice bonus. Glass blowing was interesting, but be prepared to get the semi-hard sell in the glass shop. Ketti also made us a reservation at the best restaurant in Borano for risotto.

Image - 19 Apr 2017 -


There is no hotel pickup. Met the rep who promptly arrived at the hotel on time and took us to a nearby church, which is a walking distance. After that we walked to the glass factory and stayed for at least one hour. The rep gave us a choice of taking us via water taxi to San Marco but we declined, as we were there a day before.

Overall, you will be amazed with the factory and its glass collection. It definitely warms the eyes but puts a deep hole in your pocket if you opt to buy!

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