If you are based in Rome for your holiday but don’t want to miss out on the true taste of Venice, this is the ideal tour for you! By using the high-speed train, you'll travel comfortably and swiftly to maximize your time in this iconic city on the water.
You’ll start your discovery of Venice with a 2-hour guided tour on foot: as you weave your way around the twisting back streets, cobbled courtyards and small arched bridges, your expert guide will amaze you with tales from Venice’s colorful past.
Head straight into St. Mark’s Basilica with your local expert guide, where you’ll uncover the diverse treasures inside, including the dazzling golden mosaics adorning its domed interior and ceilings. Climb up to the famous terraces. Rarely included on guided tours, they offer beautiful views over St. Mark’s Square and the Venetian rooftops beyond.
You’ll then start your discovery of Venice with a guided tour on foot. You’ll stroll across the church and palace-lined piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where Byzantine, Renaissance and modern elements fuse together their timeless portraits of the city. Get a glimpse of the fabled Bridge of Sighs, said to be named after the sighing prisoners as they were escorted across the canal to the cells of the adjacent prison. You’ll walk by Marco Polo’s house and hear about how the Venetian merchant set off to sea.
You'll then have about 3 hours to enjoy Venice independently. Your guide will offer local advice on the best restaurants you can try for lunch, or you may want to sample the famous cicchetti: similar to tapas these are best enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco.
After your free time, you will be free to either take a vaporetto to come back to the train station (tickets are included), or just walk. Then, we board our speed train for our return to Rome.