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Guided Tour of Burano Island

Product ID: 64870
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.
About this activity
Duration: 80 minutes
Starting time 11:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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!
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Live lacemaking demonstration

Prepare for the activity

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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Important information
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The tour exceeded my expectations both for the interest of the place and for the ability of our guide to tell with real affection for his island numerous details full of meaning. The duration of the tour was greater than expected to demonstrate the availability of our guide and his desire to send us as much information as possible.

October 6, 2019

Outstanding and fantastic!

Top notch!! Native guide Silvia, so much in love with her Burano, has even written a great guide book about it. The tour as well as the guide was interesting, thoughful, charming and let us see and know the best (and secret) parts of the island. I really recommend it and I would gladly hire same guide for any tour in Venice area. Thank you! /Amanda & Hans, Stockholm

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April 2, 2018

Of extraordinary beauty!

The island is a gem of the Venice lagoon! It is very articulate and suggestive with its splendid colors that fill the eyes and the spirit! Silvia, The guide who welcomed me was very nice, prepared, professional and also nice! I will definitely be back !! It is a magical place that deserves more than one visit!

November 30, 2017

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Product ID: 64870