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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


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The train trip was perfect, beautiful place to visit.

Julie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

No problems with this tour

Julie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

No problems with this tour

Doris R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide was there early to give us our tickets and explain everything to us. We loved going independent and planning our Day in Venice as we wished. It was an awesome Day.

Cathy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A high speed train takes you from the central train station in Florence to the station in Venice for a full day tour of the beauty that is Venice and its many islands. A MUST, it is very comfortable on the train and the experience of 8 hours in Venice is easy as the main areas to see are within close proximity. The addition of the included vaporeto tickets water taxi with unlimited day use is great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was great!!!!!!! We loved it..Received our tickets.. Everything was on time..Train was wonderful, clean and nice..I would definitely do it again!!!!

Chinmoy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well organised and professionally done...thanks


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We traveled to Venice last Monday from florence by the high speed train and what a pleasure.Viator have been so professional everything was fantastic we were met in florence station the rep explained everything to us and we had a great time .Venice is a must if going to Italy

Coolmitch United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I know it was expensive but we were so looking forward to this tour as we had got engaged in Venice 2 years before. The train station of Venice is well away from the hustle and bustle of St Marks square. At first we made advantage of the water taxi ticket we had been given and caught a boat to the glass making island of Murano.This took 45 minutes and its so beautiful. We came back to Venice for lunch and found a reasonably priced restaurant in the back streets. Afterwards we visited the Rialto bridge where we got engaged and took some photos before looking through the market. We boarded our train just after 5pm and watched the countryside while drinking wine and reminiscing on our 2 hour journey back to Florence.

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