• 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

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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide Beatrice did an amazing job. She is very knowledgeable and spunky. I would say she was about the best guide we had.

Vicky L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Venice is an absolute MUST! The day trip is a long day and not nearly enough time but if one day is all you have like us I still highly recommend it! It was one of the highlights of our trip

Roy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great staff from tour office to lovely tour leader. Train ride was comfy and tour was informative and as much time as we can afford on a one day tour.

Ana S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was so much fun! At first I thought we were only going to receive a train ticket but there is a tour guide that comes with the whole group to Venice and back which is great cause otherwise we would have been lost. They took us by coach to the train station and then we had to take a ferry to get to Venice. They also offer a gondola ride which we took, however you will share it with other 2 couples, but it is up to you as you can also rent one on your own. We decided to go with the group and for us was a good decision as you have limited time and we were not sure if we were going to rent it on our own where we could find the gondolas, not to mention it is more expensive and figuring all this was going to take valuable time. Fortunately, we got good seats. The tour was great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The company provided transportation for us to Termini station. Our tour assistants, Antonella and Virginia, met us at the station and we all rode on Trenitalia's Frecciarosa . While on the train, they provided us with suggestions of what to see while in Venice. They gave us the option of going as a group or going solo. We chose to follow their suggestions and met up with the group at specific times and central meeting points. The assistants also arranged for us to explore the Grand Canal on a gondola for a fee of 31 euros each. However, some tourists were able to get a cheaper rate on their ownabout 20 euros/each, but shared their gondola with other people. The price of this tour includes a 12 hour Vaporetto pass. Having this pass is helpful because it allowed us to take the water bus from the train station to Piazza San Marco and back. The tour assistants were very friendly and helpful. They seemed more like tour guides. They took great care to make sure everyone made the Vaporetto and the train back to Termini. This day trip is a must just to get the flavor of Italy's unique city.

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