Venice Murano Island Excursion Reviews

Visit Murano Island—known as the island of glassmakers—for special souvenirs and gifts made of delicate and colorful hand-blown glass.
Took public water taxi.
Sail Date: June 2018
Took public water taxi. Bumbled into a glass factory, and ended up getting a private tour of the museum quality pieces for one the the owners. Their family owns 28 factories on the island. The work of art were incredible and quite ... Read More
Took public water taxi. Bumbled into a glass factory, and ended up getting a private tour of the museum quality pieces for one the the owners. Their family owns 28 factories on the island. The work of art were incredible and quite beautiful. It was an accidental highlight of our vacation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went independently by water bus to the island of Murano.
Sail Date: June 2018
We went independently by water bus to the island of Murano. We walked around and looked in many beautiful shops at all of the lovely glass items. Then we returned by water bus. We originally intended to also see Burano, but we ran out of ... Read More
We went independently by water bus to the island of Murano. We walked around and looked in many beautiful shops at all of the lovely glass items. Then we returned by water bus. We originally intended to also see Burano, but we ran out of time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We took a cruise excursion to see both glass blowing on Murano Island and lace making on Burano ...
Sail Date: March 2018
We took a cruise excursion to see both glass blowing on Murano Island and lace making on Burano Island. It was particularly interesting to see the glass works and all of the pretty different kinds of glass that they made. While this was ... Read More
We took a cruise excursion to see both glass blowing on Murano Island and lace making on Burano Island. It was particularly interesting to see the glass works and all of the pretty different kinds of glass that they made. While this was similar to downtown Venice, this area was more open and less crowded. During this excursion we also saw an old church. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
quick water-taxi ride.
Sail Date: October 2017
quick water-taxi ride. Welcomed by Murano representative. Entertaining guide explaining the origin, history and making of Murano glass. Toured the Show room of Chandeliers (not for the average house hold- rather eccentric for our taste), ... Read More
quick water-taxi ride. Welcomed by Murano representative. Entertaining guide explaining the origin, history and making of Murano glass. Toured the Show room of Chandeliers (not for the average house hold- rather eccentric for our taste), but many beautiful, classic Vases, Bowls and Sculptors and Jewelry. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Fantastic talent the glass blowers have.
Sail Date: October 2017
Fantastic talent the glass blowers have. These are true artisans. The entire tour was amazing!
Fantastic talent the glass blowers have. These are true artisans. The entire tour was amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Wish there had been a better description of what the glass artists were doing.
Sail Date: October 2017
Wish there had been a better description of what the glass artists were doing. The sales staff Very pushy. The visit to the church - why this church?
Wish there had been a better description of what the glass artists were doing. The sales staff Very pushy. The visit to the church - why this church? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We went to a glass blowing factory and had a demonstration; interesting to see; didn't buy anything.
Sail Date: October 2017
We went to a glass blowing factory and had a demonstration; interesting to see; didn't buy anything.
We went to a glass blowing factory and had a demonstration; interesting to see; didn't buy anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Beautiful island and loved the glass blowing demonstration.
Sail Date: July 2017
Beautiful island and loved the glass blowing demonstration.
Beautiful island and loved the glass blowing demonstration. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Lovely trip to Murano to see how they make the famous Murano glass which was very interesting then ...
Sail Date: April 2017
Lovely trip to Murano to see how they make the famous Murano glass which was very interesting then escorted into the shop to view the items for sale. Affordable if you like brightly coloured animals such as rearing horses but there were ... Read More
Lovely trip to Murano to see how they make the famous Murano glass which was very interesting then escorted into the shop to view the items for sale. Affordable if you like brightly coloured animals such as rearing horses but there were also beautiful twisted stemmed wine glasses. Murano glass is a dying art so we were told buy it while you can..... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Glass factory tour was very nice.
Sail Date: April 2017
Glass factory tour was very nice. Wish there was more time to spend on the island.
Glass factory tour was very nice. Wish there was more time to spend on the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Murano tour was exceptional as we were treated to a wonderful glass blowing demonstration.
Sail Date: March 2017
The Murano tour was exceptional as we were treated to a wonderful glass blowing demonstration.
The Murano tour was exceptional as we were treated to a wonderful glass blowing demonstration. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Amazing glasswork!!!
Sail Date: March 2017
Amazing glasswork!!! Well worth the vaparetto ride (fun in itself!) to view this amazing art. It is for sale, too, if you want to part with a lot of money!
Amazing glasswork!!! Well worth the vaparetto ride (fun in itself!) to view this amazing art. It is for sale, too, if you want to part with a lot of money! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Good general city and we had been there before the glassblowing place was excellent
Sail Date: December 2016
Good general city and we had been there before the glassblowing place was excellent
Good general city and we had been there before the glassblowing place was excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Glass blowing demonstration - awesome
Sail Date: October 2016
Glass blowing demonstration - awesome
Glass blowing demonstration - awesome Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: CroisiEurope
Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration
Sail Date: August 2016
Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration
Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great tour!
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour! I wish we could have spent more time looking at the Murano glass. The trip to the second island to see the lace was also good because the village was quaint. Be aware that the travel to/from the islands takes a lot of time. ... Read More
Great tour! I wish we could have spent more time looking at the Murano glass. The trip to the second island to see the lace was also good because the village was quaint. Be aware that the travel to/from the islands takes a lot of time. You are on a boat for nearly two hours altogether. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Rubbish
Sail Date: August 2016
Rubbish
Rubbish Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great demonstration with glass blowing and the history of the island, nice shops within walking ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Great demonstration with glass blowing and the history of the island, nice shops within walking distance of the factory display.
Great demonstration with glass blowing and the history of the island, nice shops within walking distance of the factory display. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Worth the visit as long as there isn't too big of a crowd and if you've never seen glass blown ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Worth the visit as long as there isn't too big of a crowd and if you've never seen glass blown before. The selling part is a little too long but you can ask to cut out early.
Worth the visit as long as there isn't too big of a crowd and if you've never seen glass blown before. The selling part is a little too long but you can ask to cut out early. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
A bit of a tourist trap if uninitiated, Best stuff is upstairs.
Sail Date: July 2016
A bit of a tourist trap if uninitiated, Best stuff is upstairs.
A bit of a tourist trap if uninitiated, Best stuff is upstairs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What an experience to see the creations of the master glass blowers.
Sail Date: June 2016
What an experience to see the creations of the master glass blowers. Fantastic
What an experience to see the creations of the master glass blowers. Fantastic Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Straight on to the excursion boat from the ship with the knowledgeable guide explaining where we ...
Sail Date: June 2016
Straight on to the excursion boat from the ship with the knowledgeable guide explaining where we were and what we could see. Murano for the glass factory followed by Burano and the multi coloured houses, then via a different route back to ... Read More
Straight on to the excursion boat from the ship with the knowledgeable guide explaining where we were and what we could see. Murano for the glass factory followed by Burano and the multi coloured houses, then via a different route back to St Mark's Square for a couple of hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
In Venice, we had the opportunity to have a gondola tour before going to Murano Island and see an ...
Sail Date: May 2016
In Venice, we had the opportunity to have a gondola tour before going to Murano Island and see an artist "glassblower" make a vase.
In Venice, we had the opportunity to have a gondola tour before going to Murano Island and see an artist "glassblower" make a vase. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Would have like a little more time here.
Sail Date: May 2016
Would have like a little more time here.
Would have like a little more time here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We wanted to visit Murano for a while, sadly no where near enough time to look at the glass in the ...
Sail Date: April 2016
We wanted to visit Murano for a while, sadly no where near enough time to look at the glass in the huge shop. With only 1 hour there, with the 20 minute demo, we only had about 1/2 hours to looks at the glass, all rather rushed.
We wanted to visit Murano for a while, sadly no where near enough time to look at the glass in the huge shop. With only 1 hour there, with the 20 minute demo, we only had about 1/2 hours to looks at the glass, all rather rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises