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My Prestigious Island of Glass Murano Transfer

from € 30.00

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 staff@artviva.com) 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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On 2014/09/28
Eric P said:

Excellent, friendly and professions Venice tours

We look 4 tours in Venice today (27 Sept) and cannot adequately describe how pleased we were with the quality of the tours. Christina, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgable. And most importantly, she was extremely friendly and always courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. The day was made up of the gondola ride, the original and best Venice tour (St. Marks), Doge's Palace tour and culminating with the Grand Canal tour on our own boat. Christina was very impressive with her knowledge and presentation skills. It was simply a joy to be in her small tour group. We cannot say enough good things about her. One of the highlights of the tour was being (coincidently) literally two boats away from George Clooney's water taxi as he made his way to the Aman Canal Grande Hotel. It made my wife's day. And we managed to achieve this by coincidence. The boat captain was very professional throughout the madness of many, many boats on the Grand Canal at this time (a little before 19:00). Bravo Art Viva!

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On 2014/09/02
Jessica R said:

Absolutely Amazing!

My boyfriend and I only had a day and a half to spend in Florence so we signed up for the Artviva Original Florence Walk. Our tour guide, Klaas, was just amazing. His love for Florence and it's history made the tour so enjoyable and made me fall in love with the city. In 3.5 hours (from 9 am - 12:30 pm) we saw: Piazza del Republica, Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza di Santa Trinita, Basilica di Santa Trinita, Piazza del Limbo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral of Florence with the Duomo, and part of the Bapistery. We were given head sets so we could hear Klaas talking even if we were not right next to him. This tour was amazing for seeing most of Florence in a very short amount of time. My boyfriend and I are not big fans of art so we did not go into the Uffizi but did go see the Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery using the skip the line tickets through Artviva as well. Could not be happier with the way this tour turned out. Thanks again Klaas and Artviva!

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On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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