Water Taxi Venice

Venice from Rome by High-Speed Train with Skip the Line to St. Mark’s

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  • Duration
    14.45 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    Piazza dei Cinquecento (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Thu, Sat
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the line access into St Marks Basilica
  • Witness stunning views over Venice from the rarely included Terrace of St Marks Basilica
  • Enjoy a tour around the Cannaregio District by private water taxi
  • Make the city your own during your free time

Experience Venice at its best on this day tour from Rome by high speed train. Bypass the tourists with our Skip the line access to St. Marks Basilica, enjoy a walking tour of the city and Experience the magic of Venice from the Canals on a private water taxi.
Venice Grand Canal

See Venice by land and water

Explore Venice’s top sights and indulge in a private eater taxi cruise to discover Venice from its most beautiful vantage point.

St Mark's Basilica

Breeze past the Tourists

Enter St. Mark’s Basilica with Skip the Line Access to see its golden mosaics up close and marvel at sweeping views of the Venice skyline with Special Access to its terraces.

Rialto Bridge Venice

Perfect Balance between Tour and Explore

Enjoy the benefits of an expert English speaking guide as well as having the time to explore at your own pace.


Join us on this day trip to Venice from Rome, where we’ll show you the best of the city in one day! Enjoy skip the line access into St Marks Basilica where you’ll get to explore the golden interior before you head up the terrace of St Marks Basilica to see spectacular panoramic views of Venice, a perk rarely included in standard guided tours.

Your day will begin with a short trip by high speed train from Rome to Venice, where you’ll be met by a member of the team to embark on your first water way journey to St Marks Basilica by Vaporetto. Skip ahead of the tourists and into the Basilica where you’ll see dazzling golden mosaics adorning the domed interior. Enjoy the beautiful views over Venice from the terraces of the Basilica where you’ll discover first hand why this city inspires so many artists and writers.

Next, experience the best of Venice as your guide takes you for a walking tour of the city; You’ll weave your way around the twisting back streets, cobbled squares and small arched bridges. Strolling 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 a timeless portrait of this once great city-state.

Upon reaching the iconic Rialto Bridge, you will be free to explore Venice at your own pace. You may choose to visit the Doge’s Place, explore the shops and galleries between canals or find all the picture-perfect spots. Your guide will offer advice on the best restaurants you can stop for lunch, or you may want to sample the famous cicchetti with a glass of Prosecco.
Before you make your way back to Rome by high speed train, you’ll head back down to the water for a cruise along some of the lesser known areas of the Venetian Canals. Starting at the Grand Canal we’ll move to through the Rio dei Apostili, the Fondamenta Nuove and the Cannaregio District. It’s through its waterways that the beauty of Venice really shines.

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What's included

  • Water Taxi experience on Grand Canal (group limited to 10 people)
  • Roundtrip High-speed train ticket
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • St. Mark’s Basilica (inside)
  • Terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • View of Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Marco Polo’s house
  • Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo
  • Campo SM Formosa
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Columns of San Marco and the Lion of Venice
  • Cannaregio District (by boat)

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  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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