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Get a taste of Venice with this guided full-day trip from Milan. See the main sights in Venice, including St. Mark's Square, the Basilica of St. Mark's, the Grand Canal. Il Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge's Palace. Learn about the history of each place you visit. Sit in on a fun glass-making workshop by local glassmakers. And then enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride at your own expense, cruising through the narrow canals of this splendid city, before heading back to Milan.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Venice from Milan with a local guide
  • Explore Venice on a walking tour and learn about its history and beautiful landmarks
  • Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, through St Mark’s Square and alongside the Grand Canal
  • See top Venice attractions including St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge
  • Visit a glass-making workshop to see a local craftsperson at work
  • Enjoy a gondola ride around the Venetian lagoon, if you wish

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What You Can Expect

Venice Day Trip from Milan

See Rialto Bridge on a Venice Day Trip!

Spend a day in 'La Serenissima,' the city of bridges and canals, on this action-packed guided day trip to Venice from Milan. After meeting with your host in the center of Milan, hop in a comfortable coach for the 2.5-hour ride. During the journey, learn about the history of Venice or just gaze out the window at the Northern Italian countryside. 
Arrive in Venice and get ready for an informative guided 2-hour walking tour. Amble over bridges and along canals. Stand in front of Renaissance palaces and learn their history. Take in the aromas of delicious Venetian fare wafting out of restaurants. Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, one of the city's main promenades, and then pass by the legendary Bridge of Sighs connected to the Doge's Palace. Let your guide regale you with tales of the doges of centuries past, as you perambulate into St. Mark's Square. 
Stop for some photos in the pigeon-filled square. Stand in front of St. Mark's Basilica, noting its intricate facade. And don't forget to gaze up at the bell tower, a symbol of Venice. Then make your way through the narrow streets again, going over the famed Rialto Bridge, continuing along the Grand Canal to admire the grand mansions that flank the canal. 
Visit some lesser-known hidden gems in Venice too! Explore the calli, a maze-like warren of narrow lanes and canals and learn about what life is like here for locals. 
Take a break for lunch (at own expense) and then visit a glass-making workshop near St. Marks Square to witness skilled glassmakers plying their trade. After browsing in the gift shop and considering taking a souvenir back to Milan with you, head out on the narrow streets again, making your way for the optional 30-minute gondola ride (at your own expense) through the canals of the city. If you opt for the gondola, hop on the flat-bottomed boat, sit back and enjoy the only-in-Venice ambience. 
When the time comes, return to your coach and begin the journey back to Milan.

Customer Reviews

William D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Wear comfortable shoes its a long day.

Domenica L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide, Franco, was very experience and responsible and enthusiastic in doing his job. The trip was as good as described.

Claire L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Venice was wonderful - and our guide Franco was great I give credit to him - keeping track of all of us in very crowded places and each wanting to stop for pictures at different points. Our guide in Venice was great too - a lot of walking and up and down the steps of the bridges but fascinating to see everything. He even got all of us booked on the optional gondola ride - don't miss it.The Murano glass factory took a lot more time than expected only because we didn't want to leave and then the showrooms held our attention for even longer. We did have some time on our own - I didn't stop for food at all - it's expensive here and if I sat to eat I might miss something to see. Even when we returned to Milan on the bus, Franco made sure each of us knew how to get back to our hotel or train or subway station. We weren't just dropped off. Even told us some of the don't miss this best places to see in Milan if we had another day there. Also pointed out things on the bus trip to see and knew a lot of the history. Thank you Franco.

tphelps209

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was a fabulous tour. It was a long day, but well planned. If you want to see a lot of Venice, you should plan to stay there, but if you want to experience the highlights, this was perfect. The tour guides were very informative.

Dawn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Venice was great! We wish we had more time there

SOPHIE T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

just perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Europe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour

Magdalena Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved it.

Wayne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I would highly recommend this trip as Venice is a must see. The driver was great and we had comfort stops along the way. After a quick boat trip we were met by an experienced guide who walked us through the streets of Venice very knowledgeable and helpful man. We hen had a few hours to wander around the streets and shops. a slice of pizza by the Grand canal is a cheap great way to experience Venice.

yolmar United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour and guide. Love Venice and can't wait to go back.
Very well organized.

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