Would you like to visit the most romantic city in the world? Book a day trip from Rome to Venice to immerse yourself in the magical scenery of a fable. We plan everything! A private driver will pick you au at your hotel in Rome to get an early train. On your arrival in Venice, you will meet a local private guide to explore St. Mark’s Square and its surroundings. You will witness the crenellations on the Gothic Palaces’ facades’ top, typical balconies, and arched windows with lacy details. Get a glips inside the window to admire painted wooden-beamed ceilings and marvelous chandeliers. A gondola ride is the icing on the cake!
Included in the tour
- Pick up from your hotel to Rome rail station
- 3 hours Professional guide in Venice
- Free time for lunch (not included)
- Round trip 2nd class Venice train ticket
- Private water taxi to St Mark’s Square
- Admission tickets to St. Mark Basilica
- Transfer back to Venice rail station
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites)
Pick up details
Pick-up time is at 7:30 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. On your arrival in Venice, your private boat driver will wait for you holding a sign with your name at the dock just down the steps of the rail station exit. He will bring you to your private guide. He will pick you up in St. Mark’s Square, exactly where the guide will tell you to wait for his arrival.
St. Mark’s Square
Your private boat will pick you up from Venice rail station, and your guide will bring you through the city’s tiny alleyways. You will have the chance to breathe in the atmosphere of a fable and experience the feeling of being in the living room of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. Here is where tourists and Venetian people meet. Admiring this unique place is worth the whole trip to Venice from Rome.
St. Mark’s Basilica visit
The top site of a day trip to Venice from Rome is the Basilica. Despite the total lack of architectural unity, its beauty is unique, starting from the magnificent mosaics above the doorway. The sumptuous Venice Cathedral displays numerous treasures; the Pala d’Oro is the main one. It is a gold altarpiece with precious gemstones like emeralds, amethysts, sapphires, rubies, and pearls. Some dates vary from year to year, in which the Basilica is closed to visits. In these cases, the guide will explain it from the outside and will replace the visit by changing the route to explore other suggestive places in the city. Found in the square is the Doge’s Palace. It was the residence of the Doge, the chief executive of the old “Serenissima” (most serene republic). Its oriental-style reflects Byzantine connections. The Bridge of Sights was the place for the last glimpse of freedom for prisoners going to the dungeons.
The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower, 324 feet, is the exact copy of the tower that collapsed suddenly in 1902. It was the platform for Galileo to test his telescope and is the symbol of Venice, together with Saint Mark Basilica.
At the top of the Clock Tower, two bronze “Moors” strike the hours, with the same mechanism, from the 15th century.
Venice Walking Tour
Walking through the narrow streets of Venice, you can breathe the atmosphere of an Italian city symbol of the 18h century still highly vital. Crossing its ancient bridges, you will admire Gothic churches and palaces in delicate colors; the characteristic balconies and arched windows facing the Grand Canal show details that look like lace. Inside, the precious ceilings with wooden beams are proudly displayed, illuminated by the beautiful Murano chandeliers. The last but not most minor stop of your Venice walk is the elegant Rialto Bridge.
Upon request, the guide will organize a half-hour Venice gondola ride paid directly to the gondolier. The fare for half an hour for the gondola is € 80.00.
Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges over the Grand Canal and the most fascinating one. The first bridge was made of boats and was replaced by a wooden drawbridge. It collapsed under the heavyweight of people watching a boat parade. The commercially-minded Venetians decided to build the present stone bridge with the capacity to earn incomes from shop rent.
Check out the other tours organized in the city too!