Visit a glass factory on the island of Murano to explore the creation of glass masterworks.
Enjoy the luxury of being collected from your hotel* on Venice island, and being taken to visit Murano's greatest artisans at work on this motorboat transfer - free with our Venice in One Glorious Day Special.
Glide through picturesque canals and Venice's lagoon to the island of glass on a motorboat.
Witness the ancient craft of glass-making first hand in one of Venice's most illustrious glass artisan work shops. Experience the workings of an artform that was protected for centuries. The pride of the artisans is palpable as you have a guided introduction through private galleries displaying the very best Murano has to offer, from finely crafted sumptuous palace chandeliers and museum-worthy classic Venetian mirrors, to stunning modern masterworks in glass.
If you like, after your visit to the glass artisans work shop, have a stroll on the pretty island of Murano, seeing typical Venetian palaces and squares. See how the people of Murano have made beautiful glass objects for centuries, then return to see a vast array of glass artifacts available at your host glass factory.
This is a great Murano shopping transfer to experience the creative mercantile spirit that still drives Venice today, and of course it is wonderful for making memorable gift purchases. There is something for every taste and budget, from suitcase-friendly charms and glass beads to extravagant chandeliers and statues.
In addition, each booking party will also receive one voucher valued at 100 euro towards your purchases.
You are under no obligation to purchase - that is if you can resist the temptation!
Suggested Length: Two to three hours (you can return when you wish, at your leisure)
Includes: Motor launch transfer to and from the island of Murano, visit of glass factory gallery exhibition and shop with a variety of items from luxury gallery-style glass artifacts to easy-to-carry small gifts to purchase.
Availability: This activity is available every day.
Weather: This activity runs rain or shine
Meeting point: At your hotel accommodation in the historical centre of Venice, or at a convenient alternate location. A Murano glass factory representative will contact you directly either prior to the communicated transfer date requested, or at your Venice accommodation directly.
How to reserve: When you book the Venice in One Glorious Day Special, the Rick Steves Readers Special Discounted Italy Grand Tour Special or Grand Tour Italy plus Best of Tuscany Discount Package, simply make a note in the NOTES section of your booking (or email firstname.lastname@example.org) with your prefered date of transfer, your hotel in Venice and other means of contact. The glass factory will contact you directly to arrange the pick-up time and exact location.
This glass factory shopping transfer is available free of charge with the Venice in One Glorious Day Special, or the Rick Steves Readers Special Discounted Italy Grand Tour Special and Grand Tour Italy plus Best of Tuscany Discount Package.
* PLEASE NOTE: If your hotel does not have water access and/or is not on the main island of Venice, an alternative meeting point for this transfer will be offered. This is a transfer that takes you to a prominent glass factory on the Island of Murano. It is not a guided tour. The glass factory is a commercial enterprise that sells artisan-made Murano glass. If you prefer to make your own way to Murano, you could take a public boat and visit the Island of Murano independently. We can also organize private transfers and private guided tours to the Island of Murano. Please contact us if you would like more information. Vouchers may be utilised only once towards a single purchase and are non-accumulative.
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Meeting point Today's date: 4 March 2015
The next possible tour date is:
01 April 2015.
Online bookings must be completed at least 2 days in advance.
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