The magic art of Glass Blowing & Doge's Palace Guide book (skip the line)

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From EUR 34

A great experience that will bring you to know the manufacture and glassblowing art.

In front of you a glass craftsman master will create a unique item explaining the ancient phases of the production. You may feel the warmth, the smells and the sounds of the furnace and you will see the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass in front of your eyes and then, like a magic, that will be transformed in an unrepeatable object, thanks to the work of a millennial artisan culture that is handed down from one generation to another. The glassblowing art is recognized in all the world such as synonym of beauty.

You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in an old Glass Factory Showroom where you will see the main objects are made with glass.

At the end of your experience you will receive a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit.

1- Skip the line ticket for San Marco Museums

   2- Handy Guide Book with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s square.

   3- Free entrance to Music Museum and ticket for Saint Mark's Square Museums.

The Doge's Palace was founded after 812 in the monumental zone of Piazza San Marco. It is a masterpiece with a distinctive style inspired by Byzantine and Oriental architecture. The Doge's Palace and the New Prison are connected via a double passageway over one of Venice's most famous bridges: the Bridge of Sighs, so called because prisoners, crossing the bridge, used to sigh at the idea of seeing Venice for the last time.

The Royal Palace - today's Museo Correr, was once the palace of the highest dignitaries in Venice: the procurators. At the far end of the square stood the Church of San Giminiano, demolished and rebuilt by Napoleon to make sumptuous salons. During Napoleon Kingdom of Italy (1805-1814), the Procuratie Nuove buildings were the Royal Palace, refurbished for Empress Elisabeth of Austria. This function continued until 1946. Today, in Correr Museum, visitors can learn about the Venetian way of life through sculpture, paintings, libraries and discover secrets of Venice's naval power.

here can I take the handy guide book? - To BOOKSHOP MUSIC MUSEUM, in Campo San Maurizio at the Church of St. Maurizio. From Bookshop Music Museum to Doges Palaces is about 7 minutes walking distance.

  • Meeting point to collect the tickets of Doge’s Palace: Bookshop Music Museum in Campo San Maurizio, Church of St. Maurizio. - (Church of St. Maurizio). Opening time: every day from 09:30 AM to 7:00 PM. (Staff book speaks only English.
  • Opening hours of Doge’s Palace:  From 1st April to 31st October 08:30 AM to 7:00 PM (last admission 6:00) -  From 1st November to 31st March 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (last admission 4:30 pm).
  • Duration: Individual
  • Languages: Handy guide book in: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian. Doge’s Palace and Palace of Saint Mark’s Square without commentary.
  • Inclusion: Skip the line entrance ticket to Doge’s palace and ticket valid to visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeolgico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana) plus Handy guide book (one for each couple or one every 2 people in case of family or group) with details of Doge’s Palace, Basilica, Saint Mark’s Square and suggestions for 7 itineraries to visit Venice. Detailed map is included with public boat transportation information.
  • Sale: free sale with reservation until 30 hours before.
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • The magic art of glassblowing:

    Meeting point: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with the sign “GLASS BLOWING TOUR”.

    Timetable:  every day at 12:00 AM or 17:00. Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

    Duration: 20 minutes approx.

    Inclusion: glassblowing demonstration -Glass souvenir to bring at home

    Languages: Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Japanese (the visit could be multilingual)

    Price: € 34 per person – Free under 6 years old

    Availability: Every day from March 2018 to 31st December 2019. The tour does not take place on 25-26th December - 1-2 January and 24th February at 12:00 AM).


This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE. Comfortable shoes suggested. Mobile vouchers are accepted. For general conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice".




Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop or line #2 and get off at “San Marco Giardinetti” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn right and go straight on to the two columns, then turn left and reach Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard GLASSBLOWING TOUR under the Clock Tower.


The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard GLASSBLOWING TOUR under the Clock Tower.


Tickets and Guide Book have to be collected at the BOOKSHOP MUSIC MUSEUM, CAMPO SAN MAURIZIO, CHURCH OF ST. MAURIZIO every day from 09:30am to 7:00pm (STAFF OF BOOK SHOP SPEAK ENGLISH ONLY)

From the Bookshop Music Museum to the Doges Palace is about 7 minutes walking distance


from April 1st to October 31st 8:30am – 7:00pm (last admission 6:00pm)

from November 1st to March 31st 8:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)

By public boat

Take line #1 and get off at the “SANTA MARIA DEL GIGLIO” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, turn LEFT and go straight towards the Accademia. After few meters you are in Campo San Maurizio.

By foot

From Saint Mark’s Square take direction the Accademia, just 5 minutes walking distance and you are arrived in San Maurizio Square.


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Glass demonstration by an expert artisan

Doge Palace skip the line


  1. Glass blowing meeting point
  2. Bookshop Music Museum