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Independent Venice Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train

Firenze, Italy
Independent Venice Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Spend a day in Venice with roundtrip tickets on the high-speed train from Florence. Along with your train ride, this package also includes a meet-and-greet with a host in Florence to organize your travel plans and a Vessel card for Venice's 'vaporetto' transportation system so you can get around easily. Enjoy a full day exploring this romantic Italian city on your own, with all the travel logistics taken care of for you.
  • Independent day trip from Florence to Venice with round-trip train transport
  • Receive train times, tickets and city information from a host at Venice station
  • Sit back and relax on the 2-hour high-speed train journey from Florence to Venice
  • Explore independently and discover top Venice attractions such as Doge’s Palace at your own pace
  • Make your way around the city with ease by using a Vessel vaporetto ticket
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High-speed roundtrip train tickets
Waterboat tickets
Saint Mark's skip-the-line tickets (from 01st of April till 31st of October)
Assistance at the departure in Florence
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point di Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your host in the morning at Santa Maria Novella Station in central Florence. Receive your round-trip train ticket, vaporetto ticket and information about train times, and then take off on your own to catch your high-speed train.

After roughly two hours, arrive in the heart of the UNESCO-listed city of Venice. Hop off and hit the streets to explore, enjoying the leisurely pace of your own sightseeing plans. To get around the city, use your Vessel ticket on the city’s vaporetto transport system, valid for 12 hours and covering most areas in central Venice.

Marvel at major landmarks including St Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge and the Venetian Gothic style of Doge’s Palace. After strolling through St Mark’s Square, perhaps relax with an espresso or lunch at one of the many cafés and restaurants in the city center. To check out Italian art, consider visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or the Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.

After a day of independent sightseeing, make your own way to Venice’s Santa Lucia Station to return to Florence by high-speed train.
Pass By:  
Piazza San Marco
The most important square in Venice, with the most part of the points of interest of the city
Stop At:  
Doge's Palace
The house of the Doge, the senior-most elected official of Venice until 1797.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Marco
Admire the inside and outside of the mignificent architecture.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Ponte di Rialto
Unique bridge in Venice.
Stop At:  
Campanile di San Marco
Bell tower of Piazza San Marco, you can decide to climb the tower and admire the city from above!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Ponte dei Sospiri
The name refers to the sighs of the prisoners who were brought from the Doge Palace to the prison of Venice
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Infant 0/1 years old free with no seats reserved
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Albatravel Florence

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Independent Venice Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "Please note you will be taking the last train out of Venice at 7:00 PM back to Florence." See review


127 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Terrible. I Feel Cheated.
, Jul 2021
I didn’t have an experience. I would give zero stars if I could. I am positive that I was at the correct meeting place at the correct time, but the tour representative did not show up to give me my tickets. I sent a message to the “tour operator” and got no response. I tried to call the travel agency, but all I got was a voice mail in Italian. I am positive that I was in the right place, but let’s say for a minute that I wasn’t- why wouldn’t the representative try to call or message me to ask if anything was wrong? This was a non refundable trip, but I don’t see why I should pay for it when I did nothing wrong. I am also disappointed with Viator- it is very hard to find a phone number or email to call to ask about this matter
Company was a NO SHOW!
, Jul 2021
The company never showed and we missed our only opportunity to see Venice. All other trains were sold out even if we wanted to buy on our own. The Italo Club staff mentioned that this happens with this company. Should NOT be offered by any reputable company if the issue is known. Unacceptable.
, Jun 2021
Terrible terrible terrible, be careful it might be a scam, the guide did not show up, imagine you are on vacation and your plans got ruined. I need my money back.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2019
I like how everything was done for all of us. We just showed up at the Florence train station, and the representative gave us train tickets; tickets and directions how to use vaporattos; and tickets to St. Mark's Basilica. Please note you will be taking the last train out of Venice at 7:00 PM back to Florence.
HelpfulHelpful2 travelers found this review helpful
Day in Venice
, Oct 2019
This was a great day for my husband and I. This trip makes it easy. No lines for water taxi, train or church. Plan what you want to do and as soon as you get there you are off!
HelpfulHelpful2 travelers found this review helpful
Loved Venice
Carrie T
, Sep 2019
We had no issues with this trip, the person who met us at the train station to give us all the info was great, had nice packets put together with all the info we needed, maps, tickets, directions, no guessing.
Venice is Breathtaking!
, Aug 2019
We stepped out of the train station only to see the most breathtaking sites on our trip. To walk the tiny streets and taste the amazing food here is truly an experience that should be on everyone's bucket list! To see the history and the architecture is something no one should miss while in Italy! We highly recommend this trip to anyone!
Venice is Gorgeous
, Jun 2019
If you have the opportunity, I would visit Venice. It is absolutely gorgeous. Booking this tour took the stress out of trying to figure out how to get there. It also included the day ticket to travel on the water boats throughout the city.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear customer, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your day in the beautiful Venice and that you appreciated our pack. We hope that you will consider to come back in Italy and choose us to visit our land. Albatravel Team
Needed more information
Martha B
, Jan 2019
We got off the fast train one stop too soon because it said Venice. Had to purchase a ticket to the next stop. The 7:00 train back to Florence was 45 minutes late and we missed the last train back to Montecatini and had to hire a taxi for $100.
Venice Day Trip
, Aug 2018
The tour guide was very helpful. She made sure we understood everything before sending us on our way.

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