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From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Activity provider: Venezia Lines

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Activity provider: Venezia Lines

From US$ 89.02 per person

Discover the city of Venice, on a tour from the Istria peninsula. Cruise across the Adriatic on a high-speed catamaran to discover Venice's famous canals and landmarks.

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Duration 3.5 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Avoid the traffic and travel to Venice in a high-speed catamaran to see the city from the Giudecca canal
  • Find out what makes Venice so special on a free guided tour of St Mark's Square
  • Take a romantic Gondola ride or view the most beautiful water street in the world, the Grand Canal
  • Hear about lots of optional extras from your guides to help you make the most of your Venice experience
  • Savor ample free time to see the sights you want and to do some souvenir shopping
Full description
Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe', bar, or restaurant.  Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj and Pula in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in, begin your Venice experience. On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides. Upon arrival in Venice at San Basilio, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Hear special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun. Gather at St. Mark's Square for your free guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares). Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free. Later, head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos en route. Embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran, and sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice.
  • Round-trip tickets for the catamaran ride in economy class
  • 35-minute guided tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Food and drink onboard the vessel
  • Optional extras sold onboard the vessel
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Visa, if required

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  The mentioned itinerary is to serve as an example. Departure and arrival times may vary from different ports of departure
  • All extras mentioned are optional can be purchased onboard the ship
  • The departure time from Venice back to your starting location is 5:00 PM throughout the season
  • It is not permitted to purchase a day trip ticket with the intention to use it for one-way travel
  • This tour requires a lot of walking
  •  You can take your pet with you. Please make sure to add the “Supplement for Pet” to your booking at check-out
  • If you are traveling with your pet, make sure you bring your pet's international animal passport
  • All animals should be in possession of all vaccines required by both the point of origin and the arrival port
  • The activity provider is not responsible in the event that the animal is not allowed to embark at the point of origin or to disembark at the port of arrival due to a lack of the necessary documents/vaccines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 169 reviews

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The trip was super organized, where you were free to choose different options on the catamaran in terms of gondola, lunch, water taxi, etc ... We did everything that ultimately cost us 90 euros per person. Not expensive when you consider what the prices are when you purchase the services in Venice itself. The trip itself went smoothly and there were nice employees on board. The guides enthusiastically told something about the history of Venice. Also in Venice itself, their guidance and telling was a pleasure to experience. The tour, gondola ride and lunch went one after the other, so there was still time from 2.30 pm to 4.10 pm to stroll around the narrow streets, past the nice restaurants, cafes and shops. The gondola ride was very nice, the lunch delicious (incl. wine, soft drinks or water) and the water taxi pleasant to get back to the harbor. All in all, a must for a day in Venice!

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September 18, 2022

Venice is definitely worth a trip, but one day is not enough. We had the complete program for €90 per person, which means that you are bound to fixed processes. That can sometimes be a bit exhausting, but you also get a few things worth knowing explained. If you don't want to walk everything, plan a gondola ride and want to take a water taxi on the Canale Grande, you'll certainly get away cheaply here. Only criticism was the included food. Just underground, every German company canteen can do that better. Kudos to all three tour guides, very friendly and open interaction in several languages, we particularly liked Sandra's commitment.

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September 16, 2022

We started the journey from Pula. The ride was very pleasant, as mentioned in the previous reviews, everything is announced in three languages. We were not very well prepared and booked transport on the ship to the market square (€17), a gondola ride (€30) and a water taxi back to the departure port (€30). In addition, lunch can be booked for €23. Everything together would have cost only 90€ with a discount. Everything must be paid in cash. Tours can be paid later. Coffee (3€), snacks, etc. can be bought on the boat. We were glad to have booked the trips because Venice is very winding and it was more convenient for us. With more preparation you could have organized everything on your own. Venice is very beautiful and the hours you have between the transports are unfortunately not enough to see everything in Venice, but the most important thing is doable in this time! I would do the trip again!

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September 14, 2022

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