Enjoy a day trip to Venice from Rome! There is no more romantic way to admire the enchanting Venice than from its Grand Canal. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel in Rome to get an early train to Venice, where a private boat will be waiting for a peculiar cruise.
Explore Venice islands most authentically by sailing in a private boat on the most magnificent waterway on Earth. The cruise will lead you to the lively colors of Burano and Murano, the isle of the glass artworks world-famous for its chandeliers. You will admire the details of the characteristic Gothic palaces. Before going back to the rail station by private boat, you will have enough time to explore St. Mark’s Square and its surroundings.
Included in the tour
- Pick up from your hotel in Rome to Termini rail station
- Round trip 2nd class Venice train ticket
- Private 3 hrs guide
- All transfers for the islands tour
- 2 hrs free time
- Private boat transfer to the rail station in Venice
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome at your arrival in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: entering restaurants and museums, it is your discretion to wear face masks. It is still mandatory to wear the FPP2 mask (N95) on the train.
- Not included and on request 2 hours guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide.
Pick up details
Pick-up time is at 7:00 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from the Pantheon. On your arrival in Venice, your private guide will wait for you holding a sign with your name at the end of your train’s platform. At the end of the islands tour, he/she will leave you at San Marco Square where you will have your final pick-up after 2 hours go back to Venice rail station. On your arrival at Rome rail station, a private driver will be waiting to get you back to the hotel.
Sailing by private boat
This day trip from Rome to Venice includes an unforgettable tour with private transfers by boat. Sailing on the most magnificent waterway on Earth, you will enter the lagoon and reach three of the more than 100 isles where inhabitants of the mainland sought refuge from the invading Barbarian. Your driver will pick you up at the exit of Venice rail station.
Burano is picturesque with its colorful houses along the canals. It is a paradise where inhabitants welcome you with flowers on their balcony and the art of “merletto” (a delicate lace).
Murano glass factory tour
Murano is world-famous for Venice glass. You will have the chance to see a glassmaker blowing into a tube to create whatever he wants, even one of those whimsical chandeliers.
St. Mark’s Square
At the end of the Venice Islands Tour, your driver will stop in St. Mark’s Square. You will have 2 hours of free time to visit the marvelous city center. (extra and on request 2 hours guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide).
Your boat driver will meet you in the same place to bring you back to Venice rail station on time to take the train back to Rome.
On your arrival at Termini station, your driver will bring you to the comfort of your hotel.
How do the buildings in Venice stay afloat? The first settlers built the islands on a foundation of tree trunks gathered from the mainland. Due to the particular timber and to the silt of the seawater, the trunks petrified instead of rotting. In another thousand years and as long as they stay submerged, they will become stone piles. So why is Venice sinking?
Check out the other tours organized in the city too!