The Secret Corners Of Burano - Venice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 20 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Burano, 30142 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit Burano with your tour guide an enchanting fishing island of brightly-colored homes on the Venice lagoon and learn about its traditions and history. Watch locals demonstrate lace-making techniques on this one-hour group walking tour to get a glimpse of an artistic side. 

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

Your adventure begins at 11 am after meeting your Burano-born guide and the rest of the group at the bronze statue at the ACTV Burano stop, which is easily accessible by water taxi (from Venice line 12 about 40 minutes, or line 14 about 75 minutes; from Punta Sabbioni, line 14 about 30 minutes).

During your hour-long walking tour, your guide will begin to uncover the secrets and history of this village that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explaining the fishing and craftsmanship traditions of locals known as Buranelli.

You will learn about Burano's dialect and customs and the historical significance of its technicolor homes and their upkeep, and experience the fairytale atmosphere of landmarks like the Church of St. Martino and its famous leaning bell tower and paintings.

Locals will demonstrate intricate Burano lacemaking, and as your tour concludes, your guide will make recommendations about the best places to enjoy lunch, shop, explore, linger, and relax on your own.

Finally, you can visit the typical Emilia Burano Lace museum of Burano island, so you will have the chance to admire precious laces about the XVI and XVII centuries, and buy homemade products on special rates.

The tour also includes a 10% discount on your purchases at Emilia Burano lace shop!

Emilia Burano is a symbol of traditional craftsmanship that has been able to combine the delicate and ancient art of lace making with the contemporary interior design Take benefit from the stop in Burano to visit the shop and buy original lace masterpieces!

Inclusions

Guided tour

Live demonstration of lacemaking

Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Martino

Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Barnaba

Exclusions

Any service not mentioned in Inclusions

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

In the time of high water, the tour will not take place.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

The voucher issued at the end of the reservation must be printed (hard copy) and presented at the time of the visit.

The tour is collective, so the presence of other participants who have booked is to be expected, up to a maximum of 30 people.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher). Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the departure point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that will prevent you from being at the meeting point in time for the departure.

Because of the particular shape of Venice and logistic issues that arise, we cannot guarantee that the intended route of the tour is fully accessible to people with disabilities. This means that some parts of the route may be closed to people in wheelchairs and or with physical impairments. The tour will cross four bridges.

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Sep-2019

    We really enjoyed this tour with a lovely local lady . So glad we chose to visit this island . The history was interesting also

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Sylvia, our guide, gave an excellent tour of her home island of Burano. Although small, the island is gorgeous with lots to do and see. Sylvia adjusted the tour to allow us to take plenty of photos and, at the end, she gave great recommendations for shopping and restaurants. We highly recommend a visit to this quaint, beautiful island and the only way to see it is with Sylvia via this tour!

  • 16-Jan-2018

    amazing tour from a real local, it was such a breath of fresh air to have a tour with somebody as passionate and with so much knowledge which she was extemely willing to share, one of the best tours we have ever been on, I can't recommend this tour highly enough

  • 07-Sep-2017

    Great tour and great tour guide who really knew the island and provided an interesting tour.

  • 30-Aug-2016

    Burano is a beautiful, colourful little island easily reached from the centre of Venice by waterbus. Sylvia the local guide for this walking tour was a local and was very passionate and informative about the island. I thoroughly recommend that you take this tour to 'bring Burano to life'.

  • 31-Jul-2016

    Tour and the tourguide were incredible! I highlight recommend booking this tour.