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From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

1. From Lake Garda: Full-Day Guided Group Tour of Venice

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day guided tour to Venice from Lake Garda. Travel across the Veneto on an air-conditioned bus, and hop on a private boat to the heart of the city. Finally, join a walking tour from St. Mark's Square to Rialto Bridge. Following your pick-up from various points in the Lake Garda region, including Limone, Riva del Garda and Bardolino, transfer to Venice with a short coffee break (at your expense) near Soave. Arrive in Venice by 11:00 AM and hop on a private boat and cross the lagoon to St. Mark's. Take a 40-minute walking tour of St. Mark's Square, complete with a guide and headphones, and see some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of “La Serenissima.” Learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it came to dominate the east and the west as the “Queen of the Adriatic.” The central district is teeming with beautiful squares, canals, crumbling mansions, ancient churches, artist workshops, and bridges — all of which you get to admire on this tour. In the afternoon, get some free time to relax and explore Venice on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city, or just sit back and people-watch in one of the many cafés of Piazza San Marco. At the end of the day trip, jump back on the boat to get from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus at approximately 5:45 PM.

From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

2. From Lake Garda: Venice Full-Day Tour

Spend the day in one of the world’s most romantic cities on a full-day tour to Venice from Lake Garda. On the journey from the Lake Garda region to Venice, you'll stop for a short coffee break near Soave, and then hop on-board a private boat to cruise into the heart of the floating city. The estimated time of arrival in Venice is 11:00 AM. There will be a chance to book an optional 25-minute gondola ride, this is booked with your tour guide on the bus to Venice. While in Venice, take a walking tour of St Mark's with a guide and headphones and see many of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll along the main streets to the Rialto Bridge and other monuments of La Serenissima. In the afternoon, you have some free time to relax and explore on your own. Go off the beaten path for a more authentic look at everyday life in the city. At a given time, a motor boat will be waiting to take you from St. Mark's Square to the transfer bus which will take you back to Lake Garda.

From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

3. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

From Lake Garda: Full-day Group Tour of Venice

4. From Lake Garda: Full-day Group Tour of Venice

Marvel at the sights in Venice with this full-day group tour from Lake Garda. Cruise to St. Mark's Square on a private boat and snap pictures of iconic places like Basilica di San Marco and Rialto Bridge. Explore Venice with some free time. Travel in an air-conditioned coach from Lake Garda to Venice. Stop near Soave for the chance to stretch your legs and get some coffee. Drive a little more before boarding a private boat on the Giudecca canal. Sail towards the heart of the city and arrive at about 11:00 am. Follow your local guide on a walking tour of San Marco. Use your headphones to ensure you don't miss a word. Admire many of the most famous monuments in the city, like the Basilica di San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Campanile. Stroll to the Rialto Bridge and Serenissima. In the afternoon, have some free time to relax, do some shopping, and get a deeper look into life in Venice. Wait at Piazza San Marco for the bus that will take you back to Lake Garda.

Trieste Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola

5. Trieste Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola

Enjoy a stress-free transfer in a spacious bus from the port of Trieste. Explore the city of Venice on a guided walking tour to sights like Doge’s Palace and the Frari Chapel. Store your luggage and take in the sights without heavy bags. Have the option choose a tour with an iconic gondola ride. Be greeted by your host and hop aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned bus with plenty of room for luggage storage. Sit back and relax and take in views of the Italian countryside on the ride to Venice. Once you arrive, meet your guide and leave your luggage securely locked away on the bus. Transfer from the bus parking area to Piazzale Roma to begin your walking tour. Stroll across the first bridge and make our way to the San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at Campo San Polo, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. See the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campinale (Bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region. Afterwards, transfer to pickup your luggage, or if you select the option gondola experience, begin your ride through the city's canals before collecting your luggage.

Ravenna Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola Ride

6. Ravenna Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a stress-free transfer with your luggage from Ravenna port on a day trip to Venice. Store your luggage and go on a guided walking tour to admire sights like Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Basilica, and Frari Chapel. Have the option to add a gondola ride to round off your experience. Be greeted by your host and hop aboard an air-conditioned bus with plenty of room for luggage storage. Sit back and relax as you take in views of the Italian countryside on the ride to Venice. Upon arrival, meet your guide and leave your luggage securely locked away on the bus. Transfer from the bus parking area to Piazzale Roma to begin your walking tour. Stroll across the first bridge and make your way to the San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Next, stop at Campo San Polo, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for carnival. Head to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping (at your own expense). Cross the Rialto Bridge and soak in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. See the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campanile (belltower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years, served as the government administrative center of the region. Afterward, transfer to the luggage storage, or if you select the optional gondola experience, begin your ride through the city's canals before collecting your luggage.

From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

7. From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

Enjoy a private tour of Venice from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours and a private luxury vehicle with private chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, you will go ahead to your destination to meet with your tour guide at a meeting point in the city. On this tour you will discover Venice, a city located in the northwest of Italy with a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Both its geographical particularity and its monumental and artistic heritage have made Venice one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to your tour guide you will visit the most important sites of the city such as the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica, the arsenal of Venice known as one of the largest industrial complexes in Europe, the Grand Canal where you can take a gondola ride, the gallery of the academy which is the richest of Venetian paintings in the world and much more. Once you have visited the most emblematic sites of the city, your private driver will take you back to Milan.

From Florence: Venice Sightseeing Private Tour

8. From Florence: Venice Sightseeing Private Tour

Venice is a city for romance, for excitement, and for intrigue. From its ancient past, to its exciting future, it is best explored with those who know it best - the locals. Today, you'll be whisked deep into the heart of this magical city on your own private tour of the "Calle" and San Marco district. As you enter the "calle," Venetian for street, you'll discover lush gardens hidden behind ancient grates and beautiful houses lining the "boulevard". This is a fascinating city, filled with hidden corners, dark alleys, and luxurious food finds. Your guide will help open your eyes to the many hidden treasures of this city. From its maritime war history, to its unique geographical situation (it boasts 120 islands linked by 350 bridges), you'll have a chance to really learn the history in a personal and intimate way. You'll walk through the ancient districts of Santa Croce and San Polo, and proceed on to the Rialto area with its iconic fish and vegetable market. You'll see the Church of San Giacomo (the oldest in Venice), and the incredible Rialto bridge crossing over the spectacular Grand Canal. Of course, no visit to Venice is complete without spending plenty of time in the San Marco district, and you'll relax and stroll about on what has often been called "the most elegant lounge in Europe". Behind the square looms the magnificent Byzantine Basilica, which is adorned with rich gold mosaics that must be seen to be believed. Make sure to ask your guide about any number of wonderful restaurants around the area. They're there to serve you, and want you to fall in love with Venice, the way that they are.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 328 reviews

it was a lovely trip from malcecine to venice and back. we chose to walk around venice on our own - and we had a lovely day with delicious pizzas & ice cream desserts, our own gondola ride and saw the sights on the go-legs and fr the gondola. we had booked a guide trip by motorboat with the group, the trip was really nice & good in the Venetian island kingdom, and the guide who was on board unfortunately knew a lot meeeen could not keep his opinion to himself and constantly laughed at his own jokes… . but otherwise it was a really nice trip AND we were tired when we came back to Malcecine ❤️

Excellent organisation, very helpful company member changed pick-up point without any problem. Comfortable journey from Bardolino. Fabulous, knowledgeable tour guide. Very good transition from coach to Venice. Well planned and enjoyable itinerary enabled us to get a flavour of a beautiful city and left us wanting to return in the future for more. Would recommend the experience and opportunity to take the tour. Well worth the money.

We had a wonderful time in Venice. The tour was very well organised and had extras you could add on such as the gondola for cheaper than you could get it yourself in venice. Tour guide very good also

I can only say from AZ one of the best day tours we have done. Very good guide (Remo). We have already booked the next tour. What Remo suggested or said was 100% true.

Very competent tour guide, bus ride in order many positive impressions.