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.
Murano Glass and Burano Lace excursion.
Murano Glass and Burano Lace excursion. Boat ride from Murano to Burano. Directed to a lace shop where a boat load of people tried to gather around one woman seated in shop making lace. Not everyone could see or hear the 2 minute ... Read More
Murano Glass and Burano Lace excursion. Boat ride from Murano to Burano. Directed to a lace shop where a boat load of people tried to gather around one woman seated in shop making lace. Not everyone could see or hear the 2 minute explanation that was delivered only once. Then tour over: retail shopping. Done. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Murano Glass show was very nice interesting to find out about the lead free glass.
The Murano Glass show was very nice interesting to find out about the lead free glass.
The Murano Glass show was very nice interesting to find out about the lead free glass. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Interesting to see the glass blowing but the focus was more on making a purchase at this location.
Interesting to see the glass blowing but the focus was more on making a purchase at this location.
Interesting to see the glass blowing but the focus was more on making a purchase at this location. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
we were very rushed
we were very rushed
we were very rushed Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Not enough time here.
Not enough time here. Glass Master Blowing demonstration excellent but they leave you in their gallery and shop which is super high end. Got to shop quickly in other shops which offered lovely gifts as well
Not enough time here. Glass Master Blowing demonstration excellent but they leave you in their gallery and shop which is super high end. Got to shop quickly in other shops which offered lovely gifts as well Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The tour takes you directly to a glass factory and doesn't really take you to other places on the ...
The tour takes you directly to a glass factory and doesn't really take you to other places on the island. It's probably better to go on your own instead of taking a tour.
The tour takes you directly to a glass factory and doesn't really take you to other places on the island. It's probably better to go on your own instead of taking a tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I expected it to be longer and according to the excursion itinerary we were supposed to visit more ...
I expected it to be longer and according to the excursion itinerary we were supposed to visit more places on Murano island but we only visited the glass factory.
I expected it to be longer and according to the excursion itinerary we were supposed to visit more places on Murano island but we only visited the glass factory. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Took public water taxi.
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went independently by water bus to the island of Murano.
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We took a cruise excursion to see both glass blowing on Murano Island and lace making on Burano ...
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
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
quick water-taxi ride.
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
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Fantastic talent the glass blowers have.
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
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Wish there had been a better description of what the glass artists were doing.
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
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
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.
We went to a glass blowing factory and had a demonstration; interesting to see; didn't buy anything. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Beautiful island and loved the glass blowing demonstration.
Beautiful island and loved the glass blowing demonstration.
Beautiful island and loved the glass blowing demonstration. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Lovely trip to Murano to see how they make the famous Murano glass which was very interesting then ...
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
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Glass factory tour was very nice.
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
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
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.
The Murano tour was exceptional as we were treated to a wonderful glass blowing demonstration. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Amazing glasswork!!!
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
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
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
Good general city and we had been there before the glassblowing place was excellent Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Glass blowing demonstration - awesome
Glass blowing demonstration - awesome
Glass blowing demonstration - awesome Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: CroisiEurope
Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration
Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration
Enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great tour!
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great demonstration with glass blowing and the history of the island, nice shops within walking ...
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line