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Venice Independent Day Trip from Rome by High-Speed Train

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Departure Point
    Piazza dei Cinquecento, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    15h
    Return Details
    Roma Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    Inclusions
    • High-speed train round-trip from Rome
    • Vaporetto pass valid for 12 hours
    • Tour Escort for the all duration of the day
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    We thought it was an Independent tour initially but Rossella ruscio made the tour a wonderful experience in a day. Visits to key attractions including Gondola ride made it a memorable experience. Recommend a 2-3 day tour to enjoy splendours of Venezia.

    Thank mandyamks
    Reviewed today

    The train ride to Venice from Rome was about 3 hours both ways. We only had about 5 hours to tour Venice. Very long day!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank mkozlow12
    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    My husband and I enjoyed this day trip to Venice. Rosella was our tour guide and was knowledgeable. The train ride to Venice was long, but the train was comfortable and clean. Rosella already told us that the Ferry ride would not be a pleasant...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank tro1cor
    Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

    My family did the day trip to Venice and it was amazing! We enjoyed every minute of it and our tour guides were great and knowledgeable of the city. The tour guides provide you details and history of the city and also gives you several...More

    Thank Panchito C
    Reviewed 8 June 2019

    Trip was great. Our guide had a great sense of humar and kept us on track the entire day. She even made special accomodations for us since our gondola ride coincided with the tour the San Marcos Basillica. Lots of walking required, but well worth...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank fredpV8466JB
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    Response from Ellenludewig | Reviewed this property |
    Nope! Very casual since u will be walking a lot! Enjoy
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    Response from Ellenludewig | Reviewed this property |
    You definitely have a guide the whole time! We had a wonderful guide Rosella who spoke 4 languages! You meet the guide at the train station and she gets u on the train, then gives u the option to stay with her or go explore... More
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