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Charming Gondola ride & Magical Glassblowing demonstration

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    Stop At: Vecchia Murano, Castello, 4392/a 300 metri da Piazza San Marco, 30122 Venice Italy

    THE MAGIC ART OF GLASSBLOWING:  

    An unmissable experience that will bring you to know worldwide famous glassblowing art. The expert glass craftsman will realize, in front of you, a unique item while he is explaining the ancient technique phases of the production. You can feel the warmth and the sound of real furnace where you admire the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass that, like magic, it will be turn into a unique object.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

    GONDOLA RIDE WITH COMMENTARY!

    A promenade by gondola along the waterways of this unique city! Enjoy the cruise through the city’s most picturesque corners and the imposing Grand Canal with its hundreds of spectacular palaces once belonged to the richest venetian families and famous merchants. Comfortably seated on your special boat you will isten to the mobile-app narrating history and legends  of the attractions around you and in your language!

    During your pleasant ride, you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House, the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. When you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower and Doge’s Palace.

    The only gondola tour with commentary! Download the app on your mobile and listen to your personal audio-guide.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy

    Once one of 7 major theatres in the city, today the Fenice is Venice’s one and only opera house. It is surely a jewel among European theatres, and began to shine from the beginning, as the best composers of the age wrote and performed their operas here, among which Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. But it was Giuseppe Verdi who is most attached to the Fenice and to Venetian memory.

    Pass By: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Just East Accademia Along Gran Canal, 30123 Venice Italy

    Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world. Peggy Guggenheim, originally from New York, arrived in Venice in 1949 and began to satisfy art addiction buying this wonderful building where she displayed invaluable artworks to the world. The beautiful terrace you see is where Guggenheim sun-bathed regularly looking onto the Grand Canal.


    Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    At the end you will enjoy a wonderful overview of Saint Mark’s Square with the Doge’s Palace which certainly takes center stage and the marvelous Golden Basilica with its bell-tower. This is a spot which painters from all over the world have tried to capture in its uniqueness, but we can only recommend that you sit back and take it all in.
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    Departure Point
    Testolini-Bottega Dell'Arte dal 1911, S. Marco, 1758, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • SKIP THE LINE
    • Approximately 30 minute gondola ride
    • Multilingual assistance for gondola embarking
    • Commentat by mobile app or written booklet of the gondola itinerary
    • Master Artisan Glassblowing Demonstration in Saint Mark's Square
    • Small Glass Souvenir for every couple or family.
    • Guided tour of a Glass Factory Showroom in Saint Mark's Square
    • Live Glassblowing tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual)
    • Flyer with description of the Magic Art of Glassblowing
    • Entry/Admission - Vecchia Murano
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Glassblowing tour could be could be multilingual.
    • Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
    • The combo tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondolier’s strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
    • The itinerary of the gondola ride may change in the event of wind or bad weather
    • The tour is not private but is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
    • Free under 2 years ONLY if child does not occupy an own seat on Gondola
    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • Mobile vouchers are accepted
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • The glassblowing demonstration is at 2:30 PM and the gondola ride is at 4:00 PM
    • Most travelers can participate
    • You will receive the gondola commentary directly at the meeting point.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    I was unable to book a walking tour while we were in Venice so this was the backup plan. It was a mistake - we would have been better off with a guidebook. The glassblowing demonstration was all of 5 minutes (if that) and culminated...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Catherine T
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

    Dear Sir, we are sorry for your review, please consider that we offer our client the audioguide in order to better understand what they see around. Our staff is at disposal to download on your mobile our self guided app also at the last moment...More

    Reviewed 5 March 2018

    I really enjoyed this tour! We started off with glass blowing and my friend and I were the only ones there so it felt like a private tour! It was awesome to see this process and made seeing each glass piece from there on much...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Miranda R
    Giuseppe M, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

    Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased to receive such a positive feedback from you, especially for the App that is our 'new entry' product! Our team is totally at your disposal for the further experiences you would like to do in Venice!

    Reviewed 19 December 2017

    very good organization. perfect service. Venice is always worth a visit. Thanks for the nice day. keep it up.

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank Thomas S
    Giuseppe M, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

    Thank you for your kind review, we are at your disposal for further experiences you would like to do in the future. Regards

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