Venice Day Trip From Milan

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Overview

Visit the breathtaking city of Venice on an action-packed day trip from Milan, and see the city’s top sights with a local guide! On a walking tour, discover must-see Venetian landmarks such as St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge, while learning about their history. After wandering through St Mark’s Square and alongside the Grand Canal, visit a prestigious glass-making workshop to see a demonstration by a local craftsperson. Before returning to Milan, enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride at your own expense or simply enjoy some free time.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Meet your host in central Milan, and then leave the city by air-conditioned coach. Relax on the journey east and, after roughly 2.5 hours on the road, arrive in Venice. Hop out of your coach to meet your local guide, and then set off on your 2-hour walking tour. Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, the citys paved promenade, and then pass the Bridge of Sighs that connects a prison to Doges Palace. Hear tales of the doges who once ruled Venice from the imposing building as you amble into St Marks Square.

Following your guide, weave around the throngs of street musicians, visitors, locals and pigeons who converge on the square, and stop for photos in front of its many monuments. Strike a pose by St Marks Basilica with its beautiful Byzantine faade, and gaze up at its bell tower with its distinctive green-and-gold peak. See Libreria Sansoviniana (the city library) and the clock tower, and then wander across to Rialto Bridge. Continue alongside the Grand Canal, and admire the elegant architecture of the grand mansions that line its banks.

In addition to Venices big-name sights, your walking tour also takes in some city gems that many visitors miss. Discover the calli, a labyrinthine web of narrow Venetian streets and canals, and learn about life in the city as a local.

After a break for lunch (own expense), visit a glass-making workshop near St Marks Square to see a skilled craftsperson creating glass vases. Browse the wares in the onsite shop after watching the demonstration and perhaps shop for well-crafted souvenirs to take home.

Last, but not least, why not finish your day in Venice with an optional 30-minute gondola ride around the Venetian lagoon? The ride by flat-bottomed gondola is considered a must-do Venice experience, and takes in several atmospheric side canals as well as a stretch of the Grand Canal. Alternatively, use the time to wander around the Venice streets at leisure.

Return to your coach at the prearranged time, and travel back to the start point in Milan where your tour finishes.

Inclusions for Venice Day Trip From Milan

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Venice Day Trip From Milan

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gondola ride (optional, approx. between EUR 25 to EUR 80, according to the type of gondola ride)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: this tour does not include any gondola ride

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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255 reviews by the users

  • Liked the tour and the guide. The bus ride is not 2:30, it’s 3:45. Also would of liked to have a better tour of Venice, felt the tour was just walking around, would of liked to see more of Venice. Overall was happy I went

  • 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.

  • Love the tour, definitely worth every penny! Comfortable ride,well planned program, only wish that we have more free time to explore...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

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

  • Venice is a unique and interesting city and a must to see when visiting Italy. This day trip is a good way to have a glimpse of Venice when your have a limited time in Italy. The glass-making workshop should have been made optional because we often encounters this on our other North American city tours. The time spent should have been used to have more time exploring the shops and try the authentic restaurants on the Piazza. The Gondola rides is a good experience but a long wait and too limited - unlike in most Venetian Hotels worldwide, expect no singing from Gondoliers in Venice. Lastly,Venice is said to be a Tourist oriented city but, you could hardly find a garbage bin and sitting area to enjoy the beauty of St. Mark Square. Use of public washroom is also quite expensive- 1.50 Euro per visit.

  • 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!

  • A good way to see Venice from Milan.

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