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Venice Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

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  • Offered in: English


Make the most of a day in one of the world's most romantic cities with this full-day trip to Venice from Lake Garda. See Venice's most famous attractions, including St Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge. Float through the canals in a private boat, and enjoy free time to explore on your own in the afternoon.
  • Travel by private boat in Venice
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation via comfortable coach
  • See the top attractions of Venice, including St Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge
  • Opt to take a gondola ride, the true symbol of Venice

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Private boat from bus to Saint Mark's square
  • Headphones during the walking tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup

Departure & Return

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Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

After pickup at one of the arranged meeting points in Lake Garda, travel via comfortable coach with your guide to Venice, arriving at roughly 11am.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Venice is known as the Serenissima, the Queen of the Adriatic. Hop aboard a private boat with your guide and pass the city's top attractions, including St. Mark's Square and Cathedral, the Bridge of Sighs, the Campanile (bell tower), and the Rialto Bridge.

Explore the city on your own in the afternoon with some free time to spend at your leisure. Opt to take a gondola ride, the true symbol of Venice (additional expense), as a single gondolier rows you through the canals.

Afterward, a boat will pick you up at 5:30pm from St. Mark's Square to take you to the bus back to Lake Garda.

Lago di Garda

Start your trip from Lake Garda to Venice city by coach! Time in bus is approx 3 hours for Venice and 3 hours return transfer

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Traveler Tips

Drawbacks there are no seats anywhere so to sit down you have to visit a bar.
Excellent value for money if you want to do Venice in a day .
62 reviews
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Great tour
Leanne_B, Aug 2022
A good tour with a knowledgeable tour guide who gave equal time to English and German language speakers.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi, thank you so much for your review, Hope to see you again in future! Best regards, Riccardo
fantastic Venice
Wayne_P, Jul 2022
very well organized tour well worth doing. the only problem when we went was it was 40 degrees which was too hot. if the temperature was in the upper 20's it would have been perfect
Stunning day trip
Dennis_P, Jul 2022
Stunning day out in Venice great organised boat trip from the coach park to st marks square and a well organised walking tour of all the sights then an optional gondola ride or a trip around the outer islands which are both well worth the money it is a long day but we’ll worth it
Not worth the time or money.
Valerie_L, Jul 2022
Despite booking an English language tour, the bulk of the commentary was in German. The guide, Janka, was Czech and seemed happiest speaking German, although her English was perfect. After describing something in German and answering German questions, the English description was given but there was no time for questions or clarification. The optional lunch was the poorest meal we ate in Italy -€16 would buy a pasta dish or pizza and a drink in almost any of the restaurants we passed. I think it would be better to wander around with a guide book.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Dear, why should an optional lunch affect the review you are doing on our tour? Lunch as you said was not included, but simply a suggestion from the guide of where to eat in Venice with € 16 .. Anyway.. because you think that a full-day trip to one of the most beautiful, characteristic and recognized cities in the world does not worth the time or money (which sounds very offensive), i explain to whom is reading what our trip includes. :) The tour includes: - Transport by bus from all the village around Lake Garda and back - Tour guide during all the day (german and english language) - Headphones during the walking tour of 45 minutes in Venice - Boat through Giudecca canal to Saint Mark square and back - All taxes, fees etc. Thank you, Best regards, Riccardo
Good tour but make sure you get the practicalities right
Sofia_G, Jul 2022
Good knowledgeable guide, good balance guiding vs own time. Recommend a gondola ride but if you are three or more people it is less expensive to set it up yourself instead of through the tour (plenty available). Very warm in July…. Remember to have clothing that covers knees and shoulders if you want to enter the churches. Make sure to double-check pick up point through contacting the tour operator. We had some issues here and had to call the operator. We (and two other families) were finally picked up by a taxi that took us to the bus. Would have been perfectly fine of course if had been communicated but we were accused of being in the wrong place (and we’re very happy yo have written confirmation from the operator to proof that we were not) AND ended up 10 people + driver in a taxi with 9 seats - both to and from the bus. Thankfully only for about 10 minutes but did not feel safe at all and must be illegal.
A great first trip to Venice.
Claire_C, Jul 2022
This was a good overall tour of the city of Venice. It was our first time visiting so wanted to purchase a tour to provide us with information about the history but also assistance with the logistics. This was suitable for our three teenage boys too. It gave us just about the right amount of structure and freedom to explore by ourselves which we ultimately prefer to do as a family. Frederick our guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable, he had to keep pace by speaking in both German and English which we didn't mind even though I thought I had purchased an English speaking tour (which technically it was, it was just my expectations that were slightly different).
Fab trip to Venice
Jeremy_H, Jul 2022
The pick up time was as stated,the tour guide (Frederick)was very friendly & informative his knowledge was second to none. The day was brilliant from start to finish, the icing on the cake was the gondola ride. Excellent value for money.
Outstanding guide and brilliant day out
Eve_A, Jul 2022
Our trip to Venice was amazing!! Our guide was great, brilliant sense of humour and told us everything we needed to know. His energy and passion for his job was outstanding. I would highly recommend this, a great day out!
Venice in a day
Brian_P, Jun 2022
Very well organised trip and a fabulous host with excellent English and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Wow! A wonderful day in Venice.
Carl_H, Jun 2022
Recommend for a taste of Venice. A wonderful day with our guide Francesco who was very knowledgeable. Gondola ride and lagoon trip were optional extra and would recommend as organisation was excellent and the day flowed well with a couple of hours free time. Just an amazing place to visit.
Amazing Experience
Ella_H, May 2022
Amazing and well organised experience, and an amazing and talented tour guide! Would 100% recommend this experience to anyone wanting to explore Venice - a magical city!
A good trip all round
Pauline_P, May 2022
Our tour guide was excellent. The arranged meal was good value. Comfort breaks were arranged well. Really enjoyed the day
Don’t get left behind!
Elaine_F, May 2022
The tour around Venice was excellent. However, the tour guide was brilliant at walking off and leaving people behind, she nearly left us at the service station, left 2 people in St Marc’s Sq and walked off before everyone had departed the boat. Talking to another couple we found that she had done a head count at the service station and had instructed the driver to go before we got on the coach!!! Venice is beautiful and worth the trip ❤️
1st class - good value
Paul_T, Sep 2019
very good value - guide 1st class - good deal on gondola. coach transfer comfortable - and boat to Venice without problems
Beautiful Venice
Robert_D, Aug 2019
Our tour guide.....Ambrish, was an absolute joy! His dry wit was excellent throughout the day. His knowledge of Venice was outstanding. Hope anyone who takes this fantastic trip is lucky enough to get the same guide.
Gardone Riviera to Venice in a day
DAVID_F, Jul 2019
Although a long trip, well worth the trouble. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly with a good sense of humour, which made the day even better. Everything was well organised and went very smoothly. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lovely city
Navigate04963857105, Jul 2019
On a very hot day 37+" lots to see and admire. Drawbacks there are no seats anywhere so to sit down you have to visit a bar. Tour rep with Viator was excellent thought our day.
Excellent value for money if you...
Patrick M, Jul 2018
Excellent value for money if you want to do Venice in a day . Guides were excellent well informed providing some scholarly background knowledge to the city of islands. Everything included in the price with the bonus of a ' go ' in a Gondola which you share with fellow travellers otherwise it would cost a fortune ! giving you a completely different perspective of the city from canal level.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Guide Tomas was fun and friendly...
Karina S, Jul 2018
Guide Tomas was fun and friendly. The day was very hot - so we took all boat rides he offered. And we are happy we did it. Also lunch offered by viator was good: large portions, a lot of drinks and small dessert was very nice surprise all included in 15EUR.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We were the 1st pick up at Malcesine...
Joseph_H, Sep 2017
We were the 1st pick up at Malcesine at 7.50am and we thought there would be 5 more. Not so ! There were approximately 20 more before leaving for Venice at 9.10am. The majority of passengers were German and consequently 80 of the tour commentary from the guide was in German. Whilst we had been warned about the poor lunch option we decided to take it because the guide had warned us about hidden charges at many of the restaurants. The food was inedible and the wine undrinkable. Totally disgusting! We got back to Malcesine at 8.40 pm after the 20 or so drop offs ! My advice would be to take the local bus to Venice which goes on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday and save yourself 70 euros for 2 and treat yourself to nice lunch.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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