Venice - Day Trip from Milan

Milano, Italy

From USD 142.70

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a taste of Venice with this guided full-day trip from Milan. See the main sights in Venice, including St. Mark's Square, the Basilica of St. Mark's, the Grand Canal. Il Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the Doge's Palace. Learn about the history of each place you visit. Sit in on a fun glass-making workshop by local glassmakers. And then enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride at your own expense, cruising through the narrow canals of this splendid city, before heading back to Milan.
  • Day trip to Venice from Milan with a local guide
  • Explore Venice on a walking tour and learn about its history and beautiful landmarks
  • Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, through St Mark’s Square and alongside the Grand Canal
  • See top Venice attractions including St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge
  • Visit a glass-making workshop to see a local craftsperson at work
  • Enjoy a gondola ride around the Venetian lagoon, if you wish

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional tour leader
  • Boat cruise
  • Guided walking tour with tourist guide in Venice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gondola ride
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi
    Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our Pick up service takes place in the center of Milan (if option selected) The bus takes approximately one hour to Pick up all of the passengers, subject to traffic conditions and the number of passengers booked for that particular tour. For this reason, pick up times are shown as an interval “Starting from 6:00” means that we will pick up you at your hotel at 6:00 or after in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour.

What To Expect

Spend a day in 'La Serenissima,' the city of bridges and canals, on this action-packed guided day trip to Venice from Milan. After meeting with your host in the center of Milan, hop in a comfortable coach for the 2.5-hour ride. During the journey, learn about the history of Venice or just gaze out the window at the Northern Italian countryside. 

Arrive in Venice and get ready for an informative guided 2-hour walking tour. Amble over bridges and along canals. Stand in front of Renaissance palaces and learn their history. Take in the aromas of delicious Venetian fare wafting out of restaurants. Stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, one of the city's main promenades, and then pass by the legendary Bridge of Sighs connected to the Doge's Palace. Let your guide regale you with tales of the doges of centuries past, as you perambulate into St. Mark's Square. 

Stop for some photos in the pigeon-filled square. Stand in front of St. Mark's Basilica, noting its intricate facade. And don't forget to gaze up at the bell tower, a symbol of Venice. Then make your way through the narrow streets again, going over the famed Rialto Bridge, continuing along the Grand Canal to admire the grand mansions that flank the canal. 

Visit some lesser-known hidden gems in Venice too! Explore the calli, a maze-like warren of narrow lanes and canals and learn about what life is like here for locals. 

Take a break for lunch (at own expense) and then visit a glass-making workshop near St. Marks Square to witness skilled glassmakers plying their trade. After browsing in the gift shop and considering taking a souvenir back to Milan with you, head out on the narrow streets again, making your way for the optional 30-minute gondola ride (at your own expense) through the canals of the city. If you opt for the gondola, hop on the flat-bottomed boat, sit back and enjoy the only-in-Venice ambience. 

When the time comes, return to your coach and begin the journey back to Milan.

Canal Grande (Pass By)

Piazza San Marco

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: this tour does not include any gondola ride
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The trip was totally worth any money spent! The pick up from Milan is early, but you get to sleep on the bus for about 3 hours if you wish to. There’s a pit stop half way through for breakfast and bathroom. Just enough time to recharge, and get ready for the rest of the day. The tour guide was very informative, and provided us with lots and lots of interesting facts about the area we were passing on a way to Venice, as well as the actual city of Venice. Once in Venice, we had to get a different tour guide, as only those accredited to work in Venice can be tour guides there. She was very nice too, lead the trip in a right paste, provided awesome information about the history of the city, and the current life there. There was about 2 hours free time that my husband and I spent exploring the biggest bridge, as well as the Cathedral. Make sure to pay the extra euro, and go on top of the Cathedral to see the square from atop!! Totally worth the extra 5 euros or so! Be advised, that the gondola ride organized by the tour guide is a shared ride. My husband and I were super disappointed by that, since we though we were going to be alone on the boat enjoying the most romantic city in the world with just each other, not some six more strangers from the group. Either way, we are easy go lucky kinda people, and that by any means did not spoil our overall experience in the city. The glassblowing presentation is kinda neat, but their prices are out of this world, so save yourself some precious time, and just dart through the gift shop, and out to the city to enjoy it!!! All in all, an amazing experience, and we would highly recommend it to friends and family!


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Did not want to leave venice
Dianne_H, June 2023
Tour guide was excellent Very organized love it. Did not want the day to end. I think we should of had more time in Venice.
Venice Highlights
Geri_W, May 2023
Venice was beautiful despite the rain. The guide spent too much time at the square. We anticipated seeing more.
Could have been better. The Italians are very RUDE to tourist and have their noses up their ass🤬. Very sad..
Nakia_T, May 2023
Venice is a beautiful place to visit. They apparently don’t have tourist who are BLACK visit their country because the stares and pointing at we experienced was like wth is going in here..Apart from the blatant RACISM , the food was very delicious and on point.
Excellent trip
Kenneth_P, May 2023
The team that took us on the tour was very good. The length of time was just right. We especially enjoyed the gondola ride.
Tour guide might cheat your money
Jay_C, Apr 2023
The trip was ok except I was cheated by the tour guide. He asked all on the bus to buy Gondola rides from him. I was one of the three who followed his instructions but still got to the “right place” in time. No refund, but I asked for a ticket/receipt/a proof that he paid it. The tour guide refused to provide any proof. I suspect he just pocketed the money. It was so bad
Gondola ride
Penny_C, Mar 2023
We’ve wanted to go to venice for years so we were in Milan and saw this day trip and it worked out perfectly!
Having Venetian meals and...
Yehidaah_S, Dec 2022
Having Venetian meals and afternoon tea in the oldest cafe in Venice. It was a rainy day so couldn’t take a gondola.
Bad experience not recommended
nader_h, Nov 2022
The most confusing is that,they have same name in 2 place,and the tour team are not good,they are not cooperative.not helpful at all.For new tourist it is not recommended,the guide is not friendly at all
Lifetime Memories
Sourik_D, Nov 2022
The trip to Venice was truly memorable. Be it the amazing gondola ride or the Venetian glass factory, the tour was incredible and well organized. Travelling in November also helped us avoid the intense heat and enjoy our trip properly.
Tour too rushed
Jena_S, Nov 2022
This tour was good. Venice is beautiful and the gondola ride for $25 was a bargain. I think maybe they could skip the glass blowing demonstration to allow for a more leisurely experience. And something definitely needs to be done to improve time for bathroom breaks.
was nice day trip
Hafed_S, Oct 2022
was nice one day trip, organizer done good job, headfones did not work all the time, but was ok , city on that day was having a public event so was alot of traffic but overall was good
Rude and rushed
JOEL_P, Oct 2022
The trip was very rushed and the tour guide made it very tense by rushing us at every turn. Tour Gudelia was rude and abrasive when asked questions.
Only average. Tour guide was just ok. Could have done this trip without using ur services would have been cheaper and
Christin_H, Oct 2022
See below answers and comments Would not use this tour troop again Why do I need more to submit? Nnnnnnnnnnnn
Very long but good day
Valeria_M, Oct 2022
It was a great trip! IT was in October - trip took 3.5 hours on the way there and 4.5hrs on the way back (traffic). The bus' restroom is not available - so plan accordingly and know you won't be able to use the restroom for long stretches of time. We got around 3.5 hours to explore the city on our own and had a quick 1hr tour of the city center and a glass factory - the demonstration is nice, the selling pitch is entertaining - the prices are super expensive. Overall a good experience.
Venice day your
Rogina_D, Sept 2022
Davide, our tour guide, and Ricardo, the bus driver were great! Davide provided some historical information on the bus drive over about the cities we passed along the way. He provided suggestions of places to visit and made the tour an enjoyable experience. He was helpful in giving people directions after we got back. My sister and I enjoyed the tour immensely. It was our first time in Milan and going to Venice, it was amazing! It is a long tour and we only had a few hours at Venice but worth it to take in the beautiful city, it’s architecture, the food and people, and the history! We caught a glimpse and will definitely come back to explore more of what it offers. Ricardo, the bus driver, was great at navigating while dealing with traffic along the way. He was friendly and made the tour easier in dealing with the long hours on the bus. Thank you, Davide & Ricardo!
VENICE - sept 2022
Leslie_S, Sept 2022
Davide was great - super knowledgeable and approachable- loved every minute of this trip thank you - I loved every second
Venice in one day and worth it
Elena_A, Sept 2022
It was very good, on time. Friendly staff, well informed. Venice was hot and very crowded. They might have included a gondola ride and a second bottle of water. Overall well planned and executed. Bravo Z. Viaggi tourist company.
Interesting tour, difficult weather, excellent guide!
MARIANNA, Aug 2022
We left on time from the meeting point. We had an excellent guide (Eddie) and driver (Angelo). Our guide spoke fluent English, was very supportive and friendly, and gave us very interesting information about the history and architecture of Venice, and the present situation. He was very helpful everything we asked for. He suggested a quite good restaurant for lunch. Both Agelo and Eddie took care and changed the route on our way back to Milano, when they heard that an accident had taken place, so that it wouldn't take us too long to go back. Personally, I was very satisfied by the tour. My only problem was that the heat and humidity were unbearable and I suffered a lot. Maybe we should have began even earlier in the morning.
Amazing Venice
BETSABE_A, July 2022
It was a wonderful trip, we had a lot of fun and we learn a lot. Venice is a place to enjoy for more days but if you don’t have the time I really recommend you do this quick trip other wise enjoy Venice for more days is an amazing place to be . Also this trip include a visit for murano glass is nice but I preferred if I had the chance again to ski it and just enjoy the city and get in the gondolas
Great town, lousy guide
Nicole_L, July 2022
Venice was beautiful, well worth the drive. Guide was irritated and lacked good people skills. Some members of tour were late, he reprimanded them and then carried on the whole day about the same issue. This spoiled some of the ambience of the tour.

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