• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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Take time out of your Florence vacation and spend a night in Venice, aka the Floating City. This exciting independent package allows you to explore the romantic Italian city at your own pace. Transport by high-speed train from Florence to Venice is included, as is 3- or 4-star accommodation in a hotel with breakfast. Make use of a ‘vaporetto’ ticket — valid for 48 hours — to cruise around the city, and visit St Mark’s Basilica, Burano, Murano and more. Any entrance fees and activities are payable at your own expense.


  • Overnight Venice trip with round-trip train transport from Florence
  • Enjoy peace of mind that all your travel logistics are arranged
  • See impressive landmarks such as Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace at your own pace
  • Use a 48-hour Vessel vaporetto ticket to travel around the city’s canals by water bus
  • Choose between 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation in central Venice

What You Can Expect

Overnight Venice Independent Tour from Florence by High-Speed Train

Admire St Mark's Basilica in Venice

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We enjoyed Venice very much! It was nice to have all the parts of the journey planned for us...train tickets, Vaporetto tickets and hotel reservations. Our hotel was a little tricky to find; it is very easy to get turned around in all the alleyways of Venice. Loved Murano and Burano; go early!!!

Erica E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a wonderful trip to Venice from Florence. The hotel accommodations were wonderful - clean and beautiful view on a canal - quiet overnight, comfortable bed. We stayed at the Hotel de Fenice des Artistes. A lovely place, indeed! If you are looking for a quick overnight in this magical, historic city, I would highly recommend booking through Viator. Cheers and ciao!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Venice sells itself and we made the most of our time. My concern was the logistics and the tour company hit it out of the park. The representative we met at the train station was thorough and explained how we would use the Vaporetto and the location of our hotel. The hotelLa Fenice et Des Artistes was good with a good breakfast but try as we might, we could not control the heat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

From meeting the rep at Florence Station to the return trip was fantastic. Venice is beautiful, the weather was great and the hotel Ca' Dei Conte was central and fabulous. Would recommend this trip to anyone. Also included the water boat which we used. Bellisimo!

Clarence H

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

had to go, glad I went
high speed train was an excellent travel option

Erin D

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

Train was fast, hotel and its location were good. We thought we'd be rushed in Venice with only two days but we had plenty of time to do and see.

Tammy S

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Very smooth, easy to follow instructions for train times and locations of water taxis etc provided by the agent. The only negative we would have is the location of the hotel used and the price.

Raymond M

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

The greeting at the train station was less than expected. The train ride was wonderful considering we were riding coach. Coach to first class on Italian trains is negligible. There is no-one to greet you on the receiving end so be comfortable in finding your way around. The hotel was adequate but certainly not the 4 star we had hoped for. A bit of a funky smell. Venice is absolutely worth the effort. Despite the hosts and hotel, I would recommend you take the plunge. The atmosphere and gastronomical experience is worth the trip. Try to eat at the Taverna La Fenice.

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