Guided tour

Guided Tour of Burano Island

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Venetoinside - Insidecom
Guided tour

Guided Tour of Burano Island

Activity provider: Venetoinside - Insidecom
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From US$ 39.67 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the island of Burano on the only tour that’s dedicated specifically to this fascinating place in the Venice lagoon. Soak up the traditional atmosphere of the island, as a local guide tells you about its history. See lace being made by hand.

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Duration 80 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire the colorful houses and historic monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See how world-famous Burano lace is made by hand
  • Learn about the history and traditions of a small fishing village
Full description
The island of Burano is easily accessible by public or private transportation from Venice and is an ideal destination for spending a pleasant morning or afternoon. Join this 60-minute tour and discover the island’s colorful houses and hand-made laces, and many other surprises! Your guide Silvia, born and raised in Burano, will lead you on a walking tour of the island, intended not only as a simple sightseeing tour, but also a chance to learn about the history, customs, and traditions of the picturesque community. Visit many interesting monuments, including the Church of St. Martino and St. Barbara and its famous leaning bell tower. Attend a short demonstration on the making of world-famous Burano lace. You'll visit a typical lace museum of Burano island where you'll have the chance to admire precious laces from about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products for special rates. You’ll have time to explore Burano independently. You might enjoy browsing the typical shops or having lunch at one of the cozy restaurants. The guide will be happy to provide you with suggestions and tips to make the most of your time in Burano!
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  • Live lacemaking demonstration

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    Meeting point

    In front of the bronze statue at the Actv Burano Stop. Burano Island: you can reach the island by water bus or water taxi. If you decide to travel by Venetian public transportation, line 12 will take you about 40 minutes from Venice and line 14 will take around 75 minutes. If you’re traveling from Punta Sabbioni, the ride on line 14 will take about 30 minutes.

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    Know before you go

    • During times of high water the tour will not take place
    • This is a group tour with a maximum of 30 participants
    • Because of the landscape of Venice and logistical issues that arise, it cannot be guaranteed that the intended route of the tour is fully accessible to people with disabilities
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    4.9 /5

    based on 25 reviews

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    One of the most beautiful places to visit! Burano is inspirational and our tour guide Silvia was too. As a local, she made every effort to pass on her knowledge, showing passion and enthusiasm for the way of life and immersing us into the community spirit of Burano. We can’t thank her enough for making our visit to the island something we will never forget and cherish for a long time to come.

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    June 27, 2022

    oh... what can i say. it was amazing. our guide was so nice and accomodating. we could not find the meeting point and she was so nice to find us. the island itself is small, nice and beautiful. we could easily reach it with vapporitta. sylvia our guide was well prepared, she had beautiful pictures that are so easy to understand. i totally loved this trip and would recommend it to everyone. i know it did not include transportation, but i booked this tour because the guide was local and that meant she/he would have great affection to the place and sylvia really delivered.

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    May 26, 2022

    Nice tour, especially because of our guide Silvia - with a lot of joy and heart she brought us closer to Burano with many small details, stories and history. Didn't feel like a run-of-the-mill mass tourism tour, but very personal and with a lot of joy in showing. At first we were a little late because of overcrowded vaporettos, so you should allow more time for the journey to Burano, but the contact was also great, everything worked out. Very nice place, lots of photo opportunities and special places, this tour was just right in terms of length, and we're really glad we did it.

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    August 12, 2021

    Product ID: 64870