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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Venice Day Trip from Florence

Discover the beauty of Venice, one of the most unique cities in the world, on a private day trip from Florence. Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your luxury private tour of magical, unforgettable Venice.


  • Private day tour from Florence to Venice
  • Guided walk through Venice past the famous Ducal Palace and Bridge of Sighs
  • Optional lunch in an elegant Venetian restaurant (not included)
  • Free time to explore Venice at your leisure
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert English-speaking local guide on this special private tour of Venice
  • Private transport (Mercedes for up to three people, minibus from four to eight people) with English-speaking driver
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Florence hotels

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Venice Day Trip from Florence

See the Rialto Bridge on a private day trip to Venice from Florence

After traveling from Florence to Piazzale Roma, meet your local guide and get ready to start your tour in Venice. Your guide will lead your to see the exterior of the Ducal Palace and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs, then take a stroll along the narrow Venetian lanes.

After lunch in an elegant Venetian restaurant (optional at your own expense) near Piazza San Marco, you will have free time to explore Venice at your leisure, before returning to Florence in the late evening.

This in-depth, hassle-free private tour is hosted by an English-speaking driver and a professional guide in Venice. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Although it was brutally hot, this was a fabulous tour because of a wonderful driver Carlo and an amazingly knowledgeable guide Mila who efficiently navigated all seven of us through the several districts of Venice despite the crowds and the heat. She even recommended a fabulous place for lunch. This was the magical tour of Venice cue music!.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I really thought before I booked this tour due to the cost. But I have to tell you it was well worth it. Our driver picked us up at the hotel. As we drove through the country side he told us about the various towns we were passing by. I loved the folklore stories he told. The car was awesome. He was willing to stop as needed along the way. I liked the convenience of having the driver pick us up and drop us off at the hotel and not hassle with a train. Once we got to Venice, our guide meet the two of us. She walked us through the islands making up Venice. She was very good, in not just dwelling on history, but telling us the personality of Venice. When I booked the tour I mentioned that my 25 year old son was traveling with me and I wanted to make sure the sights and tour was geared to entertain him also. He raved about the tour, the driver and the guide. We had plenty of time to walk around following the tour. I would book this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Perfect experience. Our driver was entertaining, the ride so comfortable and very safe even through a snow storm in the mountains. Our guide in Venice was knowledgeable and warm and gave a full experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

This wasa great tour! Our driver was so friendly and knowledgable. The tourguide met us in Venice and gave us a private tour. She was just delightful and knew so much about Venice. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

This was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide was outstanding. She showed us parts of Venice we never would of seen on our own along with historical information that helped us truly appreciate the people and the place. Highly recommend. Was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2009

This is a must!! We were given a private car and driver that picked us up at our hotel and took us right to Venice about 3 hours from Florence, worth it, the drive was amazing - Tuscan scenery the whole way . We were given a private tour guide who took us all through the back streets of Venice then to the main places. She then left us to do our own thing for a while. We had to take the 2 boat ride each back to the car that drove us back home. It was so private, special and beautiful. Take this tour!!!!!!!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Santi was a wonderful tour guide! We really enjoyed our day. We arrived a bit early in Rome and he was willing to begin our tour early. He was full of interesting information and recommended a good restaurant as well.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

Our private tour to Venice was nice, weather didn't cooperate, rained the whole day. Our driver was okay, he was a little irrated that he couldn't locate our Villa, didn't talk at all during our drive there or back. Our tour guide was excellent once we arrived in Venice, she knew so much, one thing I wish she would have had was the "whisper" devices to hear. With the rain and people you had to be right by her to hear her.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2011

It was a convenient and easy way to see Venice in a day. Expensive but worth it.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2009

Friendly driver and comfortable Mercedes sedan. The 3 hour drive each way is a price you have to pay, but it's worth it if you want to mark Venice off your bucket list. The good news is that I think all you need is a half day to get most of what Venice has to offer, and you avoid the really high costs of staying in a Venice hotel.
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