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.
Worth the visit as long as there isn't too big of a crowd and if you've never seen glass blown ...
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
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
A bit of a tourist trap if uninitiated, Best stuff is upstairs.
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
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What an experience to see the creations of the master glass blowers.
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
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Straight on to the excursion boat from the ship with the knowledgeable guide explaining where we ...
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
Sail Date June 2016
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 ...
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
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Would have like a little more time here.
Would have like a little more time here.
Would have like a little more time here. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
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 ...
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
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We transferred early to Murano Island by a vaporetto style boat with a nice commentary along the ...
We transferred early to Murano Island by a vaporetto style boat with a nice commentary along the way from our guide. It was great to go early and beat the crowds even at the end of November. The presentation and tour was great and we ended ... Read More
We transferred early to Murano Island by a vaporetto style boat with a nice commentary along the way from our guide. It was great to go early and beat the crowds even at the end of November. The presentation and tour was great and we ended up purchasing a nice plate and bowl set. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
very nice island plenty of photo ops and time for people watching as well
very nice island plenty of photo ops and time for people watching as well
very nice island plenty of photo ops and time for people watching as well Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: CroisiEurope
Saw a glass blowing demo and had time to see their store
Saw a glass blowing demo and had time to see their store
Saw a glass blowing demo and had time to see their store Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saw short glass-blowing demonstration and then visited their showroom (A/C!), but otherwise just ...
Saw short glass-blowing demonstration and then visited their showroom (A/C!), but otherwise just walked around the alleys and window-shopped and ate a gelato. Returned to a different vaporetto stop than the one we'd started from and ... Read More
Saw short glass-blowing demonstration and then visited their showroom (A/C!), but otherwise just walked around the alleys and window-shopped and ate a gelato. Returned to a different vaporetto stop than the one we'd started from and walked through town; easy to get lost and very hot, but an experience nonetheless Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
reluctant to go initially I enjoyed the Murano factory and its showroom with very impressive pieces ...
reluctant to go initially I enjoyed the Murano factory and its showroom with very impressive pieces for sale.
reluctant to go initially I enjoyed the Murano factory and its showroom with very impressive pieces for sale. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed seeing these small island.
Enjoyed seeing these small island. Enjoyed see Murano glass being made. Went to Burano as well. Enjoyed this little town as well. Needed a little more time in Burano.
Enjoyed seeing these small island. Enjoyed see Murano glass being made. Went to Burano as well. Enjoyed this little town as well. Needed a little more time in Burano. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Murano glass factory was amazing!
The Murano glass factory was amazing! We watched glass being made and tghen toured their show room. We didn't have enough time to shop. I felt pressured. I think I was rushed to purchase my necklace. I wish we had more time.
The Murano glass factory was amazing! We watched glass being made and tghen toured their show room. We didn't have enough time to shop. I felt pressured. I think I was rushed to purchase my necklace. I wish we had more time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Seen one cathedral in Venice you have seen them all.
Seen one cathedral in Venice you have seen them all.
Seen one cathedral in Venice you have seen them all. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Venice day 1 – We did a ship shore excursion to Murano Island.
Venice day 1 – We did a ship shore excursion to Murano Island. It was okay, they gave about a 10-minute demo and then put you through their sales floor. We did take a gondola ride at the end of the tour, and if you have never done it ... Read More
Venice day 1 – We did a ship shore excursion to Murano Island. It was okay, they gave about a 10-minute demo and then put you through their sales floor. We did take a gondola ride at the end of the tour, and if you have never done it before, it is worth doing, but we wouldn’t do it again.Venice day 2 – We got off the ship early in the morning to beat the heat. We used the ship’s boat shuttle ($28 each), and walked around St. Mark’s square. It was easy to find our way around Venice, but we didn’t purchase tickets in advance and the lines to the main attractions were too long. We saw everything from the outside and had lunch in the square before returning to the ship by noon; due to the heat. The sail away was really beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long boat ride to a forced salesroom followed by too little time to shop any other stores.
Long boat ride to a forced salesroom followed by too little time to shop any other stores.
Long boat ride to a forced salesroom followed by too little time to shop any other stores. Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
fantastic boat trip commentary by an educated and interesting guide.
fantastic boat trip commentary by an educated and interesting guide. However when we entered the glass factory there were too many people and many had to stand and could not see well. Factory was then too crowded. Shouldn't have
fantastic boat trip commentary by an educated and interesting guide. However when we entered the glass factory there were too many people and many had to stand and could not see well. Factory was then too crowded. Shouldn't have happened. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Boat trip to Murano was great.
Boat trip to Murano was great. Passed st. marks square on the way and got more photos. Got a great demo on glass making, similar to the one on the ship, and then bought some of the glass to take home. We wandered around for 15 mins and ... Read More
Boat trip to Murano was great. Passed st. marks square on the way and got more photos. Got a great demo on glass making, similar to the one on the ship, and then bought some of the glass to take home. We wandered around for 15 mins and then it was off to Burano Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Wasn't overly impressed by this tour, it took a long time to get there by boat and was just a ...
Wasn't overly impressed by this tour, it took a long time to get there by boat and was just a destination that was designed to sell you their glass. Venice other than this tour was easily our favourite location and we would return ... Read More
Wasn't overly impressed by this tour, it took a long time to get there by boat and was just a destination that was designed to sell you their glass. Venice other than this tour was easily our favourite location and we would return there in a heart beat. It is a city that is unequaled in it's history and beauty. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour included an interesting demonstration in the making of a vase and an art piece.
This tour included an interesting demonstration in the making of a vase and an art piece. Mostly we were lead into showrooms..no hard sell, but kind of a bore.
This tour included an interesting demonstration in the making of a vase and an art piece. Mostly we were lead into showrooms..no hard sell, but kind of a bore. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Having been to Venice twice before we opted for the Murano and Burano tour.
Having been to Venice twice before we opted for the Murano and Burano tour. In Murano we were treated to a brief explanation and demonstration of the production of Murano glass and then onto the inevitable gift shop. We did not have a ... Read More
Having been to Venice twice before we opted for the Murano and Burano tour. In Murano we were treated to a brief explanation and demonstration of the production of Murano glass and then onto the inevitable gift shop. We did not have a great deal of time left to look around the town before we were off to Burano. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We got roped into a "private" demo of glassmaking from the Courtyard Marriott, which was followed ...
We got roped into a "private" demo of glassmaking from the Courtyard Marriott, which was followed by a HARD sell by a salesman. The demo was only for about 15 minutes; the sell, felt like an eternity. However, we walked out ... Read More
We got roped into a "private" demo of glassmaking from the Courtyard Marriott, which was followed by a HARD sell by a salesman. The demo was only for about 15 minutes; the sell, felt like an eternity. However, we walked out purchasing nothing. The best part of this horrible experience was the private limo that picked us up from the hotel and the private boat ride over to Murano. So, if you are strong-willed like my husband, and can walk away from situations like this where you are in an enclosed space with a salesperson on your heels, then go for it! The glass was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Tour by private water taxi to Murano Island to the glass factory.
Tour by private water taxi to Murano Island to the glass factory. Demonstration given and opportunity to purchase glass ware. Very expensive to buy. Same product is also avilable in Venice itself at similar cost.
Tour by private water taxi to Murano Island to the glass factory. Demonstration given and opportunity to purchase glass ware. Very expensive to buy. Same product is also avilable in Venice itself at similar cost. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises