The island of Burano is located about 9 km from Venice and in the past was famous solely for its needle lace.
However, photos of its colorful houses have gone viral, turning it into one of the most sought-after destinations by Instagrammers.
On social networks, visitors rave about its tranquility, its fairytale-like atmosphere, and its fish-based cuisine.
Visiting Burano by public transport is not highly recommended, as they are often overcrowded and visitors often spend a good part of the day waiting in line.
For this, we have gathered a selection of boat excursions departing from Santa Lucia Station in Venice, from San Marco, or from Jesolo / Punta Sabbioni.
Book a boat excursion to Burano
Below you will find our selection of excursions to the islands of Burano, Murano, and Torcello.
For the sake of transparency, we suggest you compare rates and departures of our excursions with those from third parties, both for options from Venice, as well as those from Jesolo or Punta Sabbioni.
Half-day tour to Murano and Burano islands from St Mark's area
The tour includes two long stops to visit Murano and Burano and discover their typical artisanal productions: the centuries-old glassmaking in Murano, the exquisite lacework in Burano. But the colorful and original houses won't go unnoticed either!
Full-day Tour to Murano and Burano islands from Venice Train Station
With this boat tour, you will explore the islands of Murano and Burano from the train station. During the navigation, aboard a comfortable motorboat with a panoramic deck and a covered cabin, an expert local guide will provide you with all the information about the places you will visit, including interesting facts and historical references about the Venetian territory.
Half-Day Tour to the Islands of Murano and Burano from San Marco in the Afternoon
Take advantage of the two long stops at the islands of Murano and Burano to admire their beauties and get up close to learn about ancient craft traditions such as Murano glassmaking and the delicate creation of Burano lace.
One-day tour to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello from San Marco
Dedicate an entire day to visiting the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello, starting from the heart of Venice, St. Mark's Square. In Murano, you will visit an ancient glass factory and witness a master glassblower at work. Enjoy a panoramic tour with views of the magnificent Venetian lagoon.
Full-day Tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello from Venice Train Station
Discover the charm of the three most beautiful islands in the Venetian lagoon, Murano, Burano, and Torcello, with a full-day boat excursion. The boarding point is very convenient for those arriving by train or car, as it is located between the Venice Railway Station and the Piazzale Roma terminal.
Full-day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands from Jesolo-Punta Sabbioni
If you are on vacation on the Venetian coast and want to visit the main islands of Venice, our Murano, Burano, and Torcello tour from Punta Sabbioni is what you're looking for! You will listen to the interesting explanations of an expert guide. You will have plenty of time to stroll, have lunch, and take beautiful photos!
Things to do in Burano
Here are some suggestions on things not to miss in Burano. Some of the experiences we list are better suited for those who choose to travel by public transportation, at the expense of the convenience of organized boat excursions.
Discover the secret corners of Burano
Much more than a guided tour: discover Burano with Silvia (a licensed tour guide born and raised in Burano) is a real journey to learn about the traditions and charm of an extraordinary island, which, in addition to lace making and colorful houses, has much more to tell!
Guided tour of the island-convent San Francesco del Deserto with round-trip ferry from Burano
With our tour, you'll reach the island of San Francesco del Deserto, not serviced by public transportation, with the only round-trip transport that connects it to the nearby Burano; upon arrival, one of the Franciscan friars from the monastery will welcome you, ready to tell you all about the history and traditions of this charming place.
Guided tour of Burano and dinner at a typical restaurant
The colors of the houses made even more vivid by the light of the sunset, children playing freely on the streets, the elderly reading the newspaper at their doorstep... Discover the most authentic soul of Burano with this guided evening tour that concludes with a great dinner at a typical restaurant.