Water Taxi Venice
Skip the Line

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
    06:30
  • Meeting Point
    Piazza dei Cinquecento (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Thu, Sat
  • Language
    English

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Venice’s top sights in one day from Rome, including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge and more.
  • 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.
  • Indulge in a private water taxi cruise for a transfer from the train station to Rialto (groups limited to 10 people) to discover Venice from its most beautiful vantage point – the water!
  • Enjoy a comprehensive experience in Venice as you have 7 hours in the city, and the right balance of guided tours and free time for individual exploration.
  • Sit back and relax with round-trip transportation between Rome and Venice by high-speed train.
  • Expert commentary on the history and mysteries of Venice from a local expert guide.
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you don't miss a detail.

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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 water 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.

Tour Description

Nowhere else on the planet is quite like Venice and we have organized the perfect day trip from Rome, you’ll get the chance to experience its full grandeur and mystique. By using the high-speed train, you will travel comfortably and swiftly to maximize your time in this iconic city on the water.


Upon arrival to Venice’s train station, you’ll be met by a member of the team that will take you straight to the water for a panoramic cruise, for our transfer from the train station to Rialto, on board a private water taxi. It’s through its waterways that the beauty of Venice really shines. The canals are much better suited to water taxis rather than gondolas; our boat allows us to move quickly and easily, without losing the intimacy of a smaller vessel. During your water taxi cruise, you’ll see the Grand Canal, allowing you to get a different perspective of the city. At Rialto, you will meet your local guide, who will unveil the Venice’s most sought-after sights, enjoying Skip-the-Line Access to spectacular St. Mark’s Basilica, as well as Special Access to the Basilica’s terraces.


Begin your Venetian adventure with a guided tour on foot: as you weave your way around the twisting back streets, cobbled courtyards and small arched bridges, your guide will regale you with tales from Venice’s colorful past. Discover why the city was built on a lagoon, how it came to be an important center of trade and what events conspired to end its domination over much of the Mediterranean.


You’ll walk by Marco Polo’s house and hear about how the Venetian merchant set off to sea one day and returned with tales of faraway eastern lands that in those days, few had ever seen. 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. See the fabled Bridge of Sighs, said to be named after the sighing prisoners who were escorted across the canal to the cells of the adjacent prison.


Then breeze past the entry lines and head straight into St. Mark’s Basilica with your guide, where you’ll uncover the treasures inside, including the dazzling golden mosaics adorning its domed interior and ceilings. Having saved precious time with our privileged access, we’ll also manage to squeeze in a climb up to the famous terraces. Rarely included on guided tours, they offer beautiful views over St. Mark’s Square, which Napoleon fondly coined the “the finest drawing room in Europe” and the Venetian rooftops beyond.
After that, you will 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

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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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Franca provided detailed...

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Franca provided detailed information about Venice, in particular, Rialto and St Mark's Basilica and Square. Without her we would have definitely got lost around Venice's narrow streets! Her enthusiasm for Venice and it's history was clearly evident.

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