• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
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Take this independent day trip to Venice from Rome for a chance to wander the city’s maze of alleyways, visit St Mark’s Square and float down the famous canals by water bus. You’ll travel from Rome to Venice by train, arriving in just 3.5 hours to explore the city however you wish. A skip-the-line ticket to St Mark’s Basilica and a vaporetto pass for the city’s water bus network are both included so you can make the most of your time in Venice before returning to Rome on the train.


  • Independent day trip to Venice from Rome with round-trip train transport
  • Sit back and relax on the 3.5-hour high-speed train journey from Rome to Venice
  • Explore independently and discover top Venice attractions such as Doge’s Palace at your own pace
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the famous St Mark’s Basilica
  • Make your way around the city with ease by using a vaporetto ticket

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What You Can Expect

Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train


Before departing Rome on your day trip to Venice, meet a tour host to receive your round-trip ticket for the high-speed train, your vaporetto pass for Venice’s water taxi network and your skip-the-line ticket for St Mark’s Basilica. Then head to the train station for the 3.5-hour journey north.

When you arrive in Venice, meet a second tour host, who will give you a map and provide tips about what to see and do. Then you’re on your own to explore the city independently. Make your way through the tangled web of campos (squares), calli (narrow streets) and bridges, soaking up the romantic and old-world ambience for which the city is so beloved. Go in search of waterfront shops and restaurants along Riva degli Schiavoni, pose on the Bridge of Sighs, admire the Gothic Doge’s Palace or visit St Mark’s Square.

Make sure to use your skip-the-line ticket at St Mark’s Basilica to admire its gilded mosaics and marble floors, and then perhaps visit San Polo for a piece of more authentic local life, where you can stroll past shops inside old homes and stop by a bàcaro (snack bar) to try Venetian specialties like cicheti (tapas-like small food dishes).

With your vaporetto pass (good for 12 hours, although you won’t be in Venice that long), you can travel easily around the city by water taxi or waterbus, and perhaps take a ride across the iconic Grand Canal. When your time in Venice comes to an end, meet your host at Santa Lucia Station to board the train back to Rome, where your day trip concludes in the late evening.

Customer Reviews

Alex M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This is a must for every traveler to Italy. I love this trip. We have a wonderful experience, and our tour guide was very proficient. I will highly recommend this to every American tourist to be part of their itineraries in Italy. Although it was a high speed train, it was not really going as fast as you expected it to be. Anyway, it was a fantastic experience except piazza areas and toilets are commercialized which American first time travelers would never expect it.

Dany United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our trip to Venice was amazing! Lots to see. I only wish they made is easier when it came to the point of contact. It was a little confusing trying to meet our guide in the morning before heading to Venice.

Kumar Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Very well managed, we were a group 57 and the tour was organised to our satisfaction. Gondola ride across the canals at Venice was the highlight of the tour for me and my family.

Mohammad Nabeel N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome experience! Thank you Rosella for a great tour.

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great Experience

Angela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

If you have never been to Italy and don't know the train system this tour is a great way to have someone with you to learn! This is also a great trip for people like us who were on limited time and really wanted to see Venice but didn't have time to stay there! There were a bunch of people in the group but you are allowed to go off on your own once you are there if you don't want to stay touring with everyone.

Lucy P Armenia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I took this tour with my mom, it is not totally independent, as our guide Fabio a very kind and sweet person was with us all day.

First we met Fabio in front of the train station, he went with us to Venice also to St. Marks square, when we got there he gave us instructions what to do and see in Venice.

Fabio gave us the name of the restaurant that he will have his lunch, in case we needed anything from him.

We also took the gondola, of course we paid less, as we shared it with the members of our group.

On our way back to Rome, again Fabio was with us, he guided us to our train until we got to Rome.

I recommend everyone to take this tour, this is our second time to Venice and I think this magical city can be visited even 20 times or more.

One thing bothered me, the hotel pick up and drop off should have been included considering the amount we have paid for this tour.

Thank you for everything dear Fabio,

Lucy and Mom


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

An unforgettable experience. Train ride was pleasant and our tour guide Antonella was wonderful. I️ would take this tour in a heart beat.

Charles J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The train ride is lengthy, but the splendor of Venice was well worth it!

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