Take a day out of your time in Florence to visit the nearby city of Venice on an independent day trip! Round-trip transport by high-speed train, a Vessel 'vaporetto' (water bus) ticket and a meet-and-greet session with a local Florence host (prior to travel) is included. Avoid the hassle of arranging the travel logistics yourself, and prebook this day trip that has everything you need to explore Venice with ease.
Make your own way to Santa Maria Novella Station in central Florence to meet your host. Receive your round-trip train ticket, vaporetto ticket and information about train times, and then leave your host to catch your train and travel to Venice independently.Train journeys between the two cities can last up to 2.5 hours, but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Venice in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city, head out to explore! How you spend your time in beautiful Venice is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.Check out Venice’s must-see sights such as St Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, from where the powerful yet treacherous doges of Venice once ruled, and discover iconic attractions including St Mark’s Basilica and Rialto Bridge. If culture is your thing, pay homage to contemporary artwork with a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or pay a visit to Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art. To help you get around the city, a Vessel ticket for use on the city’s vaporetto transport system is included. The ticket is valid for 12 hours and covers most areas in central Venice.At the time advised by your host, make your own way to Venice’s Santa Lucia Station and travel by train back to Florence. Your independent day trip then finishes at Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence.