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Spend a day in Venice with roundtrip tickets on the high-speed train from Florence. Along with your 2-hour train ride, this package also includes a meet-and-greet with a host in Florence to organize your travel plans and a Vessel card for Venice's 'vaporetto' transportation system so you can get around easily. Enjoy a full day exploring this romantic Italian city on your own with all the travel logistics taken care of for you.


  • Independent day trip from Florence to Venice with round-trip train transport
  • Receive train times, tickets and city information from a host at Venice station
  • Sit back and relax on the 2-hour high-speed train journey from Florence to Venice
  • Explore independently and discover top Venice attractions such as Doge’s Palace at your own pace
  • Make your way around the city with ease by using a Vessel vaporetto ticket

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What You Can Expect

Independent Venice Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train

Admire the enchanting canals of Venice!

Meet your host in the morning at Santa Maria Novella Station in central Florence. Receive your round-trip train ticket, vaporetto ticket and information about train times, and then take off on your own to catch your high-speed train.

After roughly two hours, arrive in the heart of the UNESCO-listed city of Venice. Hop off and hit the streets to explore, enjoying the leisurely pace of your own sightseeing plans. To get around the city, use your Vessel ticket on the city’s vaporetto transport system, valid for 12 hours and covering most areas in central Venice.

Marvel at major landmarks including St Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge and the Venetian Gothic style of Doge’s Palace. After strolling through St Mark’s Square, perhaps relax with an espresso or lunch at one of the many cafés and restaurants in the city center. To check out Italian art, consider visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or the Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.

After a day of independent sightseeing, make your own way to Venice’s Santa Lucia Station to return to Florence by high-speed train.

Customer Reviews

Sebastian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was amazing!

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our guide met us at the designated location and gave us an overview of the days schedule. She was informative and very helpful. It was a wonderful day. The only thing I'd change is staying in Venice longer! GORGEOUS city. Do not miss.

Guy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Viator was very helpful in organising our one day trip,and explaining how to get to the vaporetto once in Venice.

Sarah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It was great because we literally had 1 day to visit Venice, and instead of trying to plan and figure things out on our own, everything was planned for us, and the tickets were purchased and we had no issues at all!

Randy P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Definitely the way to see Venice. Flawless. Was met at Florence SMN Station by tour person who provided me with Train tickets for both directions, Water Bus ticket for 24 hours and directions and stops along the Canal bus route. Wish I had a couple days in Venice.

Philip E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a great way to be introduced to Venice and the transportation system. We will be good from here on out!

James A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent day trip from Florence to Venice. Would suggest you describe meeting place better.

larry h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

a great trip. Just the right amount of time to visit venice


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

we enjoyed the trip up and back on the Grand Canal. /St marks Sq was a madhouse but we went up to the mezzanine and that was fun. Our best time though was when we returned to the train station with an hour to spare and spent it walking over the bridges and into the neighborhoods.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great option for an independent tour if you are trying to pack multiple trips into a limited amount of time. The only negative of this trip was the torrential rain storm we experienced while there. The city is beautiful and well worth the trip.

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