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Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

Roma, Italy
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Offered in: English and 4 more


Take this independent day trip to Venice from Rome for a chance to wander the city’s maze of alleyways, visit St Mark’s Square and float down the famous canals by water bus. You’ll travel from Rome to Venice by train, arriving in just 3.5 hours to explore the city however you wish. A skip-the-line ticket to St Mark’s Basilica and a vaporetto pass for the city’s water bus network are both included so you can make the most of your time in Venice before returning to Rome on the train.
  • Independent day trip to Venice from Rome with round-trip train transport
  • Sit back and relax on the 3.5-hour high-speed train journey from Rome to Venice
  • Explore independently and discover top Venice attractions such as Doge’s Palace at your own pace
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the famous St Mark’s Basilica
  • Make your way around the city with ease by using a vaporetto ticket

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit Venice from Rome in 1 day by train with St. Mark’s priority access and a water bus pass.
Before departing Rome on your day trip to Venice, meet a tour host to receive your round-trip ticket for the high-speed train, your vaporetto pass for Venice’s water taxi network and your skip-the-line ticket for St Mark’s Basilica. Then head to the train station for the 3.5-hour journey north.
When you arrive in Venice, meet a second tour host, who will give you a map and provide tips about what to see and do. Then you’re on your own to explore the city independently. Make your way through the tangled web of campos (squares), calli (narrow streets) and bridges, soaking up the romantic and old-world ambience for which the city is so beloved. Go in search of waterfront shops and restaurants along Riva degli Schiavoni, pose on the Bridge of Sighs, admire the Gothic Doge’s Palace or visit St Mark’s Square.
Make sure to use your skip-the-line ticket at St Mark’s Basilica to admire its gilded mosaics and marble floors, and then perhaps visit San Polo for a piece of more authentic local life, where you can stroll past shops inside old homes and stop by a bàcaro (snack bar) to try Venetian specialties like cicheti (tapas-like small food dishes).
With your vaporetto pass (good for 12 hours, although you won’t be in Venice that long), you can travel easily around the city by water taxi or waterbus, and perhaps take a ride across the iconic Grand Canal. When your time in Venice comes to an end, meet your host at Santa Lucia Station to board the train back to Rome, where your day trip concludes in the late evening.

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Probably Could Be Done Without A Guide
, Jul 2019
Venice is gorgeous and a must see, but between a poor sound system and thick Italian accent, our guide, although friendly, was not needed. Additionally, Viator should mention in the trip description when cover-ups are needed (ex. St. Peter's Basilica).
Great tour for a quick visit to Venice.
, Jul 2019
My husband and I enjoyed this quick trip to Venice. We were able to take a Gondola ride for an additional fee, do a little shopping and visit the basilica.
The Ghobrials and The Stewarts Family
, Jun 2019
We had a great time on the High Speed Train we loved Venice it was a great tour and were able to go around on our own and were able to catch up with others on tour our guide was very nice and very funny. Thank you so much,
The must do trip from Rome
, May 2019
This was an excellent tour. The tour guide showed us everything that has to be seen around the place and she was extremely professional
This is a fantastic way to experience...
, Sep 2018
This is a fantastic way to experience the beautiful city of Venice in one day and perfect if you are trying to experience as much of Italy as possible within a short-time frame. Despite an early start, a comfortable and pleasant three-hour train ride awaits for your trip to Venice. Our group was accompanied by a guide for the day who was knowledgeable about her surroundings and was happy to answer any questions about the city. We then had around five hours to explore the city on our own, whether that is St. Mark's Basilica or the Square itself or even a ride around the famous canals in a gondola. Overall this was a fantastic experience for one day and we can now happily tick Venice off our list of places to visit.
This is a must for every traveler to...
Alex M
, Sep 2018
This is a must for every traveler to Italy. I love this trip. We have a wonderful experience, and our tour guide was very proficient. I will highly recommend this to every American tourist to be part of their itineraries in Italy. Although it was a high speed train, it was not really going as fast as you expected it to be. Anyway, it was a fantastic experience except piazza areas and toilets are commercialized which American first time travelers would never expect it.
Our trip to Venice was amazing! Lots...
, Jul 2018
Our trip to Venice was amazing! Lots to see. I only wish they made is easier when it came to the point of contact. It was a little confusing trying to meet our guide in the morning before heading to Venice.
Bad experience and would not take this...
Yvonne R
, Jul 2018
Bad experience and would not take this tour group again.
Very well managed, we were a group...
, Jun 2018
Very well managed, we were a group 57 and the tour was organised to our satisfaction. Gondola ride across the canals at Venice was the highlight of the tour for me and my family.
This tour was WAY overpriced for...
Justin C
, Apr 2018
This tour was WAY overpriced for what you get. You do not get the skip the line like it says. You have to wait in line like everyone else and honestly, If I could do it again, I would have skipped seeing the cathedral all together. It's not worth waiting in line for. There was an older couple that couldn't keep up with the tour guide and even when being told and reminded time and time again our tour guide kept walking way to fast and leaving them behind. The only thing I liked about having a guide was being shown which train/boat to get on and off, times of departure/arrival and she did make renting the gondola easier. Other than that I feel we could have done this on our own and paid way less!! I also feel like doing it on our own we could have spent more time there and explored more. Venice is beautiful and the train ride is great!!! It was one of my favorite things to do and so worth it, but don't do it through this tour. Just buy train tickets, do some research and do it on your own. save yourself the money.

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