GETAWAY FOR A DAY: VENICE AND MURANO ISLAND FROM FLORENCE BY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Jump from Florence to Venice and Murano Island by high-speed train to visit the Venice Lagoon with its beautiful sites known in all the Word: Rialto Bridge, San Marco Square, Doge’s Palace, and more before to arrive by Vaporetto to reach Murano with its colorful houses and mostly for handmade glasses.
• Enjoy riding on a Frecciarossa high-speed train to Florence with plenty more time to explore Venice Lagoon and Murano Island • Meet up with a “meet-and-greet” local host at Florence railway station • Meet you tour leader directly at Santa Lucia railway station in Venice • Experience Vaporetto to go through the Gran Canal • Walk tour through the typical Venetian alleys to admire S. Marco Square and Its Basilica, Doge’s Palace. • Take the Vaporetto to reach Murano •  Expert tour leader • Enjoy a Glass Factory visitMeet your Greeter at Santa Maria Novella Station, and board your high-speed train to reach Venice Santa Lucia (about 2 hours time). This excursion will lead you into the heart of Venice and its enchanting Lagoon. At your arrival, meet your guide at the meeting point and board the Vaporetto, the typical public transportation boat, an authentically Venetian experience that will take you through the Grand Canal to admire the Rialto Bridge as well as the sumptuous palaces, once home of the most powerful Venetian families throughout the Centuries. Arriving directly at San Marco Square you will start the walking tour that will show you the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through this romantic maze, rich in secrets and characters like Casanova or Titian. Get stunned by the impressive S. Mark’s Square and Basilica, as well as the elegant Doge’s Palace that featu-res the typical Venetian style influenced by the Oriental architecture. At the end of the walking tour you will have time at leisure and, if you like the idea, may go for a gondola ride (optional), the most iconic experience in Venice. After meeting again, you’ll take the Vaporetto to reach Murano, worldwide known for its colourful houses and mostly for handmade glasses. You will be charmed by watching the mastery of glass blowers and you will have the chance to attend a workshop to create your personal and unique Venetian souvenir. At the end, the assistant will help you board the Vaporetto again to reach Venice Station. There, meet your greeter and board your high-speed train to Florence. Time to relax, after your amazing trip through Venetian History, Art and Tradition. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Gondola Ride must be booked on the spot. S.Mark’s Basilica is not opened on Sundays and on Jan 1/6, Easter and Easter Monday, April 25, August 15, Nov 1, Dec 8/25/26 - Please be aware that extra closure may occur without notice.

What’s included

  • Greeter at Santa Maria Novella station
  • Expert Tour Leader in Venice
  • Vaporetto” taxi to reach Murano Island
  • Glass Factory visit- Audio headsets if needed, so you can hear your guide

What’s not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Food/beverages
  • Gratuities
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