• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Discover the beautiful bridges and canals of Venice on a private day trip departing from Florence. Travel past the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square and famous Ducal Palace on a 2-hour walking tour, hearing the rich history of the city from your private guide. Then enjoy free time to explore on your own, visiting the islands of Murano and Burano or taking a scenic gondola ride. This tour can be customized to your own special interests, and will conclude with transportation back to Florence in the evening.


  • Private day trip to Venice from Florence with a private driver
  • Enjoy a private 2-hour guided walking tour with a local Venice guide
  • See top Venice attractions such as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge
  • Admire St Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto market
  • Enjoy free time in the afternoon to have lunch (own expense) and explore independently
  • Travel by luxury vehicle and customize your itinerary to suit you
  • Get personalized attention from your driver and Venice guide on a private tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Venice Day Trip from Florence

See the Rialto Bridge on a private day trip to Venice from Florence

Your private tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll be picked up from your hotel. Enjoy a private and comfortable 2.5-hour ride to Venice, hearing a fascinating introduction to the city on route. Then step out at Piazzale Roma to meet your local guide.

Walk the water-lined streets, exploring the San Polo and Santa Croce neighborhoods. Head for the Rialto district, the first area to be settled. Pass the colorful Rialto market and view the exterior of the Church of San Giacomo.

Wander to St. Mark's Square, pausing to admire the architecture of the Ducal Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Clock Tower. Then cross the famed Bridge of Sighs, named for the sighs of the condemned prisoners who crossed it to their cells. Continue with a leisurely stroll along the narrow streets of the city, as your guide provides fascinating background about Venetian history and culture.

Opt for lunch at an elegant restaurant near St. Mark's Square at your own expense before enjoying some time to explore the city independently. After a full day of sightseeing, you will be driven back to your hotel in the Florence in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Suzanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Venice was beautiful! However the weather was not!
Our driver that drove us to Venice and back to Florence was amazing!!
He had to drive us in the pouring rain, lightning and thunderstorms-
and he did a great job - we always felt safe with his driving.
Our guide in Venice was very knowledgeable - but the tour felt very rushed.
We would love to be able to visit Venice on a beautiful, sunny day!

Tomo H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Although it was brutally hot, this was a fabulous tour because of a wonderful driver Carlo and an amazingly knowledgeable guide Mila who efficiently navigated all seven of us through the several districts of Venice despite the crowds and the heat. She even recommended a fabulous place for lunch. This was the magical tour of Venice cue music!.

Kathy N USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I really thought before I booked this tour due to the cost. But I have to tell you it was well worth it. Our driver picked us up at the hotel. As we drove through the country side he told us about the various towns we were passing by. I loved the folklore stories he told. The car was awesome. He was willing to stop as needed along the way. I liked the convenience of having the driver pick us up and drop us off at the hotel and not hassle with a train. Once we got to Venice, our guide meet the two of us. She walked us through the islands making up Venice. She was very good, in not just dwelling on history, but telling us the personality of Venice. When I booked the tour I mentioned that my 25 year old son was traveling with me and I wanted to make sure the sights and tour was geared to entertain him also. He raved about the tour, the driver and the guide. We had plenty of time to walk around following the tour. I would book this again.

Catherine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Perfect experience. Our driver was entertaining, the ride so comfortable and very safe even through a snow storm in the mountains. Our guide in Venice was knowledgeable and warm and gave a full experience.

Catherine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

This wasa great tour! Our driver was so friendly and knowledgable. The tourguide met us in Venice and gave us a private tour. She was just delightful and knew so much about Venice. I would highly recommend this tour.

Deborah A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

This was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide was outstanding. She showed us parts of Venice we never would of seen on our own along with historical information that helped us truly appreciate the people and the place. Highly recommend. Was well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2009

This is a must!! We were given a private car and driver that picked us up at our hotel and took us right to Venice about 3 hours from Florence, worth it, the drive was amazing - Tuscan scenery the whole way . We were given a private tour guide who took us all through the back streets of Venice then to the main places. She then left us to do our own thing for a while. We had to take the 2 boat ride each back to the car that drove us back home. It was so private, special and beautiful. Take this tour!!!!!!!

Megan M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Santi was a wonderful tour guide! We really enjoyed our day. We arrived a bit early in Rome and he was willing to begin our tour early. He was full of interesting information and recommended a good restaurant as well.

Heidi USA

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

Our private tour to Venice was nice, weather didn't cooperate, rained the whole day. Our driver was okay, he was a little irrated that he couldn't locate our Villa, didn't talk at all during our drive there or back. Our tour guide was excellent once we arrived in Venice, she knew so much, one thing I wish she would have had was the "whisper" devices to hear. With the rain and people you had to be right by her to hear her.

Karen S

4 star rating: Recommended April 2011

It was a convenient and easy way to see Venice in a day. Expensive but worth it.

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