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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Venice Day Trip from Milan

Get a taste of Venice with this guided full-day trip from Milan. See the main sights in Venice, including St. Mark's Square, the Basilica of St. Mark's, the Grand Canal. Il Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge's Palace. Learn about the history of each place you visit. Sit in on a fun glass-making workshop by local glassmakers. And then enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride, cruising through the narrow canals of this splendid city, before heading back to Milan. 

Highlights

  • Day trip to Venice from Milan with a local guide
  • Explore Venice on a walking tour and learn about its history and beautiful landmarks
  • Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, through St Mark’s Square and alongside the Grand Canal
  • See top Venice attractions including St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge
  • Visit a glass-making workshop to see a local craftsperson at work
  • Enjoy a gondola ride around the Venetian lagoon, if you wish

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Venice Day Trip from Milan

See Rialto Bridge on a Venice Day Trip!

Spend a day in 'La Serenissima,' the city of bridges and canals, on this action-packed guided day trip to Venice from Milan. After meeting with your host in the center of Milan, hop in a comfortable coach for the 2.5-hour ride. During the journey, learn about the history of Venice or just gaze out the window at the Northern Italian countryside. 

Arrive in Venice and get ready for an informative guided 2-hour walking tour. Amble over bridges and along canals. Stand in front of Renaissance palaces and learn their history. Take in the aromas of delicious Venetian fare wafting out of restaurants. Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, one of the city's main promenades, and then pass by the legendary Bridge of Sighs connected to the Doge's Palace. Let your guide regale you with tales of the doges of centuries past, as you perambulate into St. Mark's Square. 

Stop for some photos in the pigeon-filled square. Stand in front of St. Mark's Basilica, noting its intricate facade. And don't forget to gaze up at the bell tower, a symbol of Venice. Then make your way through the narrow streets again, going over the famed Rialto Bridge, continuing along the Grand Canal to admire the grand mansions that flank the canal. 

Visit some lesser-known hidden gems in Venice too! Explore the calli, a maze-like warren of narrow lanes and canals and learn about what life is like here for locals. 

Take a break for lunch (at own expense) and then visit a glass-making workshop near St. Marks Square to witness skilled glassmakers plying their trade. After browsing in the gift shop and considering taking a souvenir back to Milan with you, head out on the narrow streets again, making your way for the optional 30-minute gondola ride through the canals of the city. If you opt for the gondola, hop on the flat-bottomed boat, sit back and enjoy the only-in-Venice ambience. 

When the time comes, return to your coach and begin the journey back to Milan. 

Customer Reviews

valda s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Venice is a beautiful city, with lots to see. This is a long day but worth it.
On a Sunday St Marks is closed in the morning and you will experience long queues, they do move quickly and it is worth the wait.
The gondola is overpriced but it's something you feel you must do once!
A nice way to spend the day but be prepared for the crowds.

Ann Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing! Once in a lifetime experience.

wallercj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

beautiful place - guide was very rushed

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Long day but well worth it. Venice is a must see.

Linda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Crowded Venice but well organize trip.
Linda

Janice S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was a good tour. A bit too crowded inside though so a bit difficult to capture good shots.

ourfarm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Huge day - fantastic tour. Guide was excellent both on coach - Franco and in Venice- thank you

Terry H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Don't leave Italy without seeing Venice. Make sure you splurge and take a tour on the gondala.

S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour

mwsibra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful Tour and guides were really good giving lots of information and pointing out so many items of interest, the Gondala ride was a great experience, have so many wonderful memories

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