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Venice Gondola Ride and Glassblowing Demonstration

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Art of glassblowing: 12:00pm or 2:30pm
    Gondola ride: 11:00am or 4:00pm
  • Duration
    Art of glassblowing: 20 mins
    Gondola ride: 30 mins
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of a glass factory showroom
  • Glassmaking demonstrations by a Master artisan
  • Small glass souvenir for each couple or family
  • Live tour multilingual commentary in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (for glassblowing)
  • Gondola ride
  • Map with the description of the places to admire during the gondola ride
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (2-11)
  • Infant (0-1)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy two popular Venice experiences, a gondola ride and a glassblowing demonstration
  • Enjoy a memorable gondola ride, a must-do for every traveler visiting Venice
  • Take in the popular attractions of Venice as you pass through the scenic canals of Venice
  • See attractions like La Fenice Theatre, Mozart House, Doge's Palace & St. Mark’s Belltower from the water
  • Visit a glass factory showroom and watch demonstrations by a master glassblowing artisan
  • Take home a beautiful glass souvenir at the end of the glassblowing demonstration
  • Smartphone voucher accepted- no need to print!

Overview

This Venice combo tour offers a wealth of art and architecture, as you admire Venice from the water on a scenic gondola ride and observe its inspiring artisans perform age-old techniques of glass making.

The Magic Art of Glassblowing
Visit an old glass factory showroom to observe a unique demonstration of glass-blowing by master craftsmen, as per the methods passed down by generations. Watch him mould glass in front of your eyes and transform it into an exclusive piece of art. The demonstrations of age-old techniques of glass-blowing will astound you as you see the creation of the simplest of objects like cups, glasses, mirrors and lamps, that manage to amaze art-lovers around the world.

This breathtaking alteration of glass seems effortless and graceful, when in fact it is one of the most intricate skills, passed on by one generation to another. Take in the smells and sounds of the furnace as the modern-day glassblower explains the complex phases of Venetian glass making, the techniques of which were a well-kept secret in the Venetian Republic, ever since 13th century Roman Empire.

End this experience with a glass surprise offered lovingly to each family or couple.

Gondola Ride
As you pass through the picturesque canals of Venice on a charming gondola ride. Take a cruise through the quiet waterways, while passing under mini bridges and along a section of the Grand Canal.

See the legendary La Fenice Theatre and enjoy the awe-inspiring sight of the Mozart House, as you move along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe”. Sail through the most picturesque part of Grand Canal and witness the splendid Peggy Guggenheim Collection. See Doge's Palace and St. Mark’s Belltower, upon reaching the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Art of glassblowing: 20 mins
    Gondola ride: 30 mins

  • Start time

    Art of glassblowing: 12:00pm or 2:30pm
    Gondola ride: 11:00am or 4:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    Art of glassblowing: Make your way to close to the well of Bacino Orseolo, in front of the shop Testolini Bottega Dell’Arte address San Marco 1758.

    Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written “GLASS BLOWING TOUR”
    Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes prior to the start time.

    Gondola ride:
    Ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr’s Entrance at the corner with "Poste Italiane – Saint Mark’s Square. The representative will be waiting with a placard with “Gondola tour” written on it. The gondola station is two minutes walking distance away from the meeting point

    Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guided tour of a glass factory showroom
  • Glassmaking demonstrations by a Master artisan
  • Small glass souvenir for each couple or family
  • Live tour multilingual commentary in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (for glassblowing)
  • Gondola ride
  • Map with the description of the places to admire during the gondola ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smart phone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device.

Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.

Unfortunately, the tour is not accessible to people with walking disabilities.

The tour is not private and is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.

Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guest’s weight.

The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather or high tide. Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or local gondolier's strike.

Check in 5 minutes prior to the start time of the Art of Glassblowing and 10 minutes prior to the departure time of Gondola ride.

This is a combo offer that includes two services; therefore it is compulsory to print 2 paper vouchers or to show the mobile voucher twice.

You must  indicate the dates of each tour. 

Customer Reviews

  • Great time if you're going as a couple
    Luisa Tirado, United Kingdom 05/25/2017
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