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.
Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.
You should expect to receive an email within minutes of booking with your confirmation voucher.
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