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

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

Michele L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

The tour guide was very helpful. She made sure we understood everything before sending us on our way.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We took a day trip to Venice, and the best way was by high speed train. However, beware that Venice is very crowded during the hours we were there 0900 until 1900. The train was 2.5 hours late, which was very disappointing because we could have spent more time exploring the city. Overall, I would recommend this trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Good experience.

Yvette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a very convenient way to take a day trip to Venice from Florence. We may have been able to figure it out ourselves, but it was very nice to meet someone at the train station to get our tickets, directions, and vaporetto tickets, especially since it was our first time traveling to Venice. After our meeting, we were on our own for a fun adventure!

Brenda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful, someone meet you at the train station to give you, your vouchers and provided you with a water taxi time schedule. Only thing missing was a map of Venice .

Janis W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

If you have never been to Venice this day trip is worth the price. Made the experience very easy considering it was a foreign city that none of us had ever visited. So happy that we made the trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour guides really do makes these tours, and the tours make your vacation. We took several with different tour companies and both of our favorite tours were with walkabout Florence, so I recommend you chose this company. All enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides.

Thanks for a great day, Maria!

Rooster Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Ed and Faye - Ascot Vale, Victoria. The whole day was amazing - from road, rail and water travel. Venice was just mind blowing. Such a fantastic tour. Would highly recommend this one.

Russell M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We felt very comfortable knowing that the train tickets, vaporetto tickets, and admission into St. Mark's cathedral were all taken care of for our trip from Florence to Venice for the day. We were free to wander and boat around on the vaporetto all day in Venice and made our way around the city walking and boating.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The high-speed train trip was great. We met our coordinator at the train station where she gave us information on how to catch the train, which stop to get off on, and how to take the vaporettos water buses to get around. It was a little confusing on how to read the vaporetto schedule but ultimately, my sister and I would just find a boarding area and catch the next one that came along which did not require a long wait. We almost skipped out on the tour of St Mark's Basilica, which is included with the tour, but decided to do it. It was so worth it and the tour takes less than 30 minutes so don't bypass it! I would definitely recommend this service to cut down on the time you would waste to buy train tickets, figure out the schedule, buy vaporetto tickets, and wait in line to buy tickets and then to get into St Mark's Basilica. We only had one day in Venice so this service was fantastic!

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