• Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Colette W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Lisa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We were very lucky as we took this tour mid December and the weather was very kind to us. We were told that in the Summer, Venice can be overcrowded with visitors but not so much in December. We got the wonder around without too many crowds and even got a good discount via the guide for our gondola ride which just completed a brilliant day. Highly recommended.

winder

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour was well managed and allocated enough time for a guided segment as well as ample time for personal sightseeing. The guide also helped us arrange for gondola rides.

winder

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Tour was well organised and we had ample time to roam around on our own and explore Venice. The guide even arranged for our gondola trips.

Nancy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

After warnings from friends about Venice being an expensive tourist trap, I opted to visit the city, for one day only, from Milan. I chose Zani Viaggi for my trip because of their wonderful reviews, convenient meeting place, and price. I was not disappointed. The bus was clean and comfortable, there was a bathroom break mid-trip, a prearranged boat excursion, a designated Venice tour leader and admission to a glass blowing demonstration all included. I opted to pay extra for the gondola ride and you should too. You're in Venice! Why not?

nadia d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great Experience! Wish i had more time in Venice. My tour guide was perfect!

Shakira B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great trip, but soooo much to do in one day. It was a great way to get acquainted with the city, but I would've loved more time to wander around. But the suggested gondola tour was great as was the tour around the city. I never think it's useful to visit the artisans, but seeing the glass maker was pretty cool. Overall a good tour!

luism8435

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Well executed travel plans! Thanks to Mauricio, our tour guide!

Joannpoduska United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great way to see Venice!

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a great day... We had a wonderful tour guide showing us around and had time to ourselves too. The glass blowing was amazing :- The gondola trip was so good... We would highly recommend it.

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