Day Trip To Venice From Florence Or Siena

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Overview

This escorted tour will comfortably take you from Florence or Siena to Venice, where you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Venice and learn about Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, St. Marks Cathedral and more! You will see a traditional glassblowing demonstration and have some free time to explore the center on your own.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Visit one of the most unique and romantic cities in the world, made up of 118 islands connected by over 350 bridges: Venice!

Leave Florence or Siena early in the morning and head north by luxury coach or minivan. The ride to Venice is around 3hours and once in there you will have free time in the morning to wonder around on your own. After lunch (not included) in the afternoon you will meet your guide. Wonder the narrow streets along the canals and learn about the extraordinary history of this place with and expert guide. You will see the exterior of the major sights in Piazza San Marco including: The Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, St. Marks Cathedral and Clock Tower.
One of Venices many nicknames is The Floating City however recent researches have predicted that it is sinking five times faster than once projected, thats why it should be named The Sinking City. Hurry up! Dont miss out on visiting this extraordinary city!

Inclusions for Day Trip To Venice From Florence Or Siena

  • Transport by GT coach or minivan
  • Expert multilingual escorts
  • Glassblowing demonstration
  • Free time in Piazza San Marco
  • Walking tour
  • Complimentary map of Venice

Exclusions for Day Trip To Venice From Florence Or Siena

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The itinerary may be changed due to acts of force majeure, such us strikes, bad weather etc.

Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs

The tour departs from Florence or Siena. Please check exact addresses and schedule on voucher.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Awful tour! I was staying in Siena and took a train to Florence to meet up for the tour. I spoke with the guide asap that I don't have any means to get back on Siena after the tour. They would not get me a driver and ended up staying the night at the train station.

  • We love Venice but would not participate in this tour again because of the logistics.
    First, the guide for the day didn't seem too interested in helping Americans. He gave the people around us maps and when we asked for one he said we don't get one because we were not students like other group participants. He then said we would receive a map later, which we never received, even after asking, and even though it is listed as part of the inclusions for the tour.
    They left the meeting point place earlier than the set time, thankfully, we also arrived early.
    The walking pace is fast so you really have to keep up!
    You walk to the bus area on the side of S.M. Novella station and board the bus. The bus travels for 3 hours to the Venice AREA but you de-board the bus 3 local train stops away from Venus and take the train into San Lucia station. This adds an hour both ways with parking, walking, boarding, traveling time, etc. to an already long day. I'm not sure why the bus doesn't go to San Lucia, and I'm sure there's a reason for it, but it would have been MUCH easier to take the Frecciarossa to San Lucia, then join a tour there since the train is 2 hours direct from S.M. Novella to San Lucia train station.
    Once arriving in Venice, you hop on a private boat that is much like the Venice water taxis. You then de-board near San Marco square but have to walk a bit to get there. Once there, you go straight to a glassblowing presentation, which is incredibly amazing and beautiful, but is essentially aimed at selling glass articles.
    You then have 1.5 hours to eat and make your way to the meeting point to ride a gondola, which is 15 euros per person for a non-private gondola or 80 euros for a private. Our party was never given the option of the private gondola, although others around us were non-Americans. When we asked why we weren't offered that option, the guide simply said I can't change it now, with no apology or responsibility taken.
    You then go on a 2 hour walking tour. Paola, the guide for this portion of the tour, was fantastic. Unfortunately, due to the low quality of the speakers the company gave us, we couldn't make out what she was saying unless we stayed right next to her, which is impossible in the Venice labyrinth.
    Then you go back onto the local train to 3 stops away and reboard the bus. Both ways you stop at gas stations to use the restroom there are no restrooms on the bus, but there is water for which they charge 1 euro, which isn't bad.
    So, while we enjoyed Venice for the second time, we would not participate in the tour again.

  • This was a really exciting time. We got to Venice and were given a glass blowing demonstration first. We were then given time to either go on the gondola ride or spend the hour touring Venice alone. I chose the later and had lunch and did some shopping. We were then given a personal tour of the 6 districts in Venice by a guide. We promised to be nice and she was able to guide us through the city using the routes only locals use. This was a nice touch as we were able to get thought the whole thing in about an hour and I didn't feel rushed at all. Great time!!!

  • so much fun, our guide was funny and knowledgeable. It was nice to have someone who knows the layout of the city, we found an amazing little place off the main path to have lunch. I highly recommend getting out of the main crowd and explore.

  • We love the local tour guide, though was tiring but we managed to cover most parts of Venice, including gondola ride and walk around the historic landmarks.
    Suggestion for change - 1. time wasted in journey to Venice via bus and local train, ideally package one guided tour with high speed rail. The other high speed tour was unguided that was why we opted this. 2. Glass blowing demonstration was good but time wasted in their sales call as we wanted to have more time for lunch. Should release those not interested in buying early for longer lunch

  • The tour was fine for what it was, but I wouldn't recommend seeing Venice this way. It took forever to get there take a high speed train instead and then we didn't have much time to look around before we had to meet up with the group to go back. Most of the time was spent driving. Also, we couldn't go too far from the main square because we might get lost and miss the ride back.

  • I regret to tell you that I fell ill when I reached Florence. I went to the ER twice and was robbed of about 800 dollars and Euros. I left my phone is the cab to the air port on 9/7/2016 and an still attempting to get it back from Albatravel. They have it but just keep dinking around. While Viator was wonderful with all my tours, the trip was a disaster.

  • Trip to Venice was well managed.Good tour guides.

  • It's not that the sites were unpleasant they were beautiful. The gondola ride was lovely, and the glass blowing was worth the time. However, my significant dissatisfaction is with the tour company and Viator's description of the tour. First of all, the meeting point on the paperwork was not the actual meeting point. Next, the description of the transportation says luxury coach or minivan it was most definitely not a luxury coach or minivan. The minivan had a cracked windshield on the driver's side and bald tires. It was probably the smallest van with the least legroom of any tour I have been on with Viator. Not to mention that the travel time is deceiving. After almost 3 hours on the less than comfortable minivan, we then had to board a train. Once at the train station in Venice, we had to walk more like run to keep up with the guide for almost an hour. There was not much independent time at all . There were even a few people who left the tour. The way back to Venice was no better it was worse. The minivan almost ran out of gas. It actually shut off once as we reached a gas station. What was the driver doing the whole time we were in Venice that he could not refuel? He chose not to fuel up at the first stop. At the next stop he put in just enough fuel to get us to Florence. Then, when we arrived to the outskirts of Florence, the driver dropped one couple at their hotel. This service was not offered to anyone on the tour was it because these people spoke Italian and no one else did?. When they were dropped off, the driver picked up a strange man who smelled and appeared to be drunk. This man seemed to be friends with the driver and the guide as they talked loudly the rest of they way. Needless to say, this was all a bit unsavory and sketchy. I would advise people to skip the tour and just take a train to Venice.

  • first of all we departed 20 minutes late from the assigned place . the bus had to take a detour since there was an accident and we boarded the train from another station which was fine.
    The guide / tour conductor just gave us instructions needed... no more.
    In Venice when my wife asked for the map she said - you don't need one since you will be attended by a guide - we were following the guide with the audio stuck in our ear and then we lost her... I wish the guides at least turn back and check if her group is with her
    Venice is a city you fall in love with ... but this tour was bad

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