Water activity

Combo Tour: Glassblowing and Gondola Ride

3.6 / 5

78 reviews

Combo Tour: Glassblowing and Gondola Ride

From US$ 37.30 per person

Discover the secrets of the Murano art of glassblowing at a Venice glass factory. Then, relax as a gondola carries you through Venice's picturesque canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 55 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines
  • Experience the magic art of glassblowing
  • Float down Venice's most charming canals in a gondola
  • Admire famous sights while relaxing and enjoying
Full description
The Magic Art of Glassblowing Watch a glass craftsman create a unique art piece, like magic, right in front of your eyes. While this mesmerizing art form comes to life, you'll hear all about its ancient history and techniques. The warmth, smells and sounds of the furnace will take you right back through time to the Venetian Republic. At the end of your experience, you will receive a small glass souvenir as a memento of this visit. The Gondola Ride Float along Venice's most characteristic and memorable features: its canals. You'll pass through the Grand Canal, cruise under charming small bridges and explore some of city's most secluded waterways. From your gondola, you can admire the city's most breathtaking and important sights: the Mozart House; La Fenice Theatre; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Salute Church; Punta della Dogana; Doge's Palace; and St. Mark's Bell Tower.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line guarantee
  • Glass factory guided tour
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or each family
  • Tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese
  • Gondola ride: lasts approximately 30 minutes
  • Map that describes tour sights
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Ground floor colonnade, in front of Museo Correr’s entrance at Saint Mark’s Square. Facing the Museo Correr's entrance you will see the Post Office (Poste Italiane) on your left. The gondola station is just one minute walking from the meeting point. The assistant will wait for you at the grey newsstand between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office) with a sign saying 'Venice Tours - Assistance Point'.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Three different time options, so please choose accordingly
  • Not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Shared tour with other guests who may not belong to your party
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of six (6) people
  • Gondola seating arrangement cannot be chosen and is assigned by the gondolier based on the weight of each guest
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or local gondolier's strike
  • Itinerary is subject to change in the case of wind or bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.1/5
  • Transportation
    2.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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This was such a great experience. It was a bit difficult to find the meeting location, however the company was very helpful in getting us connected with the tour guide. Once all of that was settled, the Gondola ride and the glass blowing was great. It was nice not to have to take a boat to Murano, since we were short on time and we were able to have the full experience right in Venice at the Murano Museum and Shop. Great value for the tour.

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September 22, 2021

Very nice well organized Gondola tour

Nice to combine 2 activities within the same day. The tour is well organized. The gondola tour was super nice, I strongly recommended it. The glassblowing tour is very short, just a few minutes exhibition (cute but short!) and then the glass company trying to sell their products. Not sure it’s worth the cost of the ticket.

June 24, 2019

Good!

For the glassblowing, we had a demo and a tour of the gallery as well as extensive information on the exceptional pieces in the gallery, which we enjoyed. I wish we could have had more time with the master glassblower, looking at more demos and examples. The gondola tour was nice but didn’t feel special. Maybe it’s because the gondolier made little effort to connect with us, or because we didn’t go under the bridge of sighs during the tour... or maybe the lack of serenading? In any case, the sights were beautiful and i would recommend Venice and the ride nonetheless. Concerning the tour itself, it was easy to find the meeting points and the lady was very nice. We had booked for a French tour though, but were spoken to in English throughout.

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June 13, 2019

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