Lake Garda

Venice Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

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Venice Tour from Lake Garda
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of a day in one of the world's most romantic cities with this full-day trip to Venice from Lake Garda. See Venice's most famous attractions, including St Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge. Float through the canals in a private boat, and enjoy free time to explore on your own in the afternoon.
  • Travel by private boat in Venice
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation via comfortable coach
  • See the top attractions of Venice, including St Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge
  • Opt to take a gondola ride, the true symbol of Venice

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Private boat from bus to Saint Mark's square
  • Headphones during the walking tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup

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What To Expect

After pickup at one of the arranged meeting points in Lake Garda, travel via comfortable coach with your guide to Venice, arriving at roughly 11am.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Venice is known as the Serenissima, the Queen of the Adriatic. Hop aboard a private boat with your guide and pass the city's top attractions, including St. Mark's Square and Cathedral, the Bridge of Sighs, the Campanile (bell tower), and the Rialto Bridge.

Explore the city on your own in the afternoon with some free time to spend at your leisure. Opt to take a gondola ride, the true symbol of Venice (additional expense), as a single gondolier rows you through the canals.

Afterward, a boat will pick you up at 5:30pm from St. Mark's Square to take you to the bus back to Lake Garda.

Lago di Garda

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

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.

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Traveler Tips

Drawbacks there are no seats anywhere so to sit down you have to visit a bar.
Excellent value for money if you want to do Venice in a day .


145 reviews
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Well worth a visit
Victor_F, Sep 2023
Boat tour of lagoon and surrounding islands. Walking tour of St Marks sqare and wandering through the fascinating city of Venice.
Venice day trip!
Hayley_P, Sep 2023
Great trip into Venice, Alex was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about Venice. He was was very helpful and informative.
Fantastic tour
Matt_S, Sep 2023
Great trip. Very well organised, the coach turned up on time and the transfer to the water bus was very well done both arriving and departing. Alex, the tour guide, was brilliant. I felt very confident in his ability to keep the tour on track and he was very knowledgeable about Venice. My only slight suggestion for improvement would be making the guided walking tour at the start optional. Although I found it very interesting, I was rather eager to get off and explore Venice on my own. With that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would wholeheartedly recommend it.
Long but good trip
Cheryl_M, Sep 2023
The tour guide Thomas was very knowledgeable of Venice and the areas on the way to Venice. Was a very pleasant funny person. Saw the main attractions of Venice.
2 languages in the same bus group is not good
Roman_A, Sep 2023
Overall the tour was well organized, with connections, boat transfers and some basic information on Venice and history. What I didn't appreciate - the English and German languages jammed together. The guide had to repeat everything in 2 languages and it means we got twice less information. Not good.
Venice is a beautiful...
Nonglux_L, Aug 2023
Venice is a beautiful city of canals , beautiful bridges, gondola rides and San - Marco square have beautiful of buildings surrounded.
Good trip but poor communication from the guide
Andrew_S, Aug 2023
The bus trip to Venice was fine, lots to see on the way and then the boat into Venice was interesting as well, we kept getting detached from the walking tour as it was busy and the guide was going fast and didn’t stop to make sure everyone was there. Also felt rushed from where we were left from the tour to get back for a gondola ride as well, we did the boat tour which was good as well. My big issue was the amount of the tour/announcements etc that were in German did make it feel like we (English speakers) were an afterthought at times, and on this holiday we had done a wine tour which was in both English and German but the amount of each felt a better pace and not 3-5 mins at a time where anything interesting has passed by which was what I felt was happening here.
Good apart from the end
Carole_R, Jul 2023
Everything went well apart from the last part when we were meeting back at the port to get on the boat. We were there before the allocated time but no one was there. I was getting really nervous as my phone battery was about to die. There were other people too including three young girls who were really upset. Then a boat appeared about 15 mins later and the guy who was looking after us got off. He didn’t explain what had happened and then proceeded to tell me that he’d seen my husband with another woman during the day. I thought it was a very strange comment so I just ignored him. However Venice was fantastic.
Take a lot of cash (60pp for gondola ride and 35 for the island tour are extra on top of booking fee)
Frances_B, Jul 2023
The guide was clear and explained a lot about the surroundings, even on the coach. The gondola ride offered on the bus was more expensive sive than you find online, plus you need to take cash to pay the guide on the bus, which wasn't clear before we left. We booked the island boat trip with him (which left us short of cash for the day) and then a gondola trip online on the coach ride up - at half the price - which meant we could use our card.
Maura_P, Jul 2023
My husband was very ill and we canceled. Viator would not give us a refund. Bad customer service. We cancelled the remaining trips we booked.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hi Dear, i'm so sorry about your husband ill, and also for your losted trip :( Unfortunately this could happen to everybody. For our part, we have kept your seats free until the end of the trip as proof of seriousness.. As told you, in this case an insurance can help you with a refund.. Apologize, Best regards
Fantastic trip
sharon_c, Jul 2023
Wonderful day trip to Venice. Matteo our driver was fabulous and Thomas our guide was amazing. He was so well organised and informative. Fantastic trip
Great Day and lovely guide
Dawn_B, Jun 2023
Lovely experience. Friendly guide. Comfortable coach and transport. Would highly recommend. The guide provided us with good information.
Day trip from Garda to Venice.
Irene_T, Jun 2023
Guide Fransisco was excellent. Very friendly & informative. Tour well led through the busy areas of Venice. Transport from Garda & boat into St Marks Sq excellent. Online booking efficient.
The private boat was very...
Wael_Y, Jun 2023
The private boat was very beautiful and the group leader gabriella was perfect thank u for this trip
Fabulous tour, with Fabulous guide
Ruth_F, Jun 2023
The guide, Gabrielle, was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, as well as speaking English very well indeed.
venice large group tour
Robert_B, Jun 2023
Venice was interesting and worth a visit but I would prefer a smaller group. Hard to hear commentry on a boat with 2 groups and hard to keep up at times. However tour guide very knowledgeable and bus comfortable.
Jaz_S, Jun 2023
We booked this as a family of 3, travelling over May half term, from start to finish, the whole experience was perfect, our tour guide was exceptional (Gabrielle) personable, funny, energetic and very helpful. We booked both the gondola ride and the lagoon ferry tour whilst on the coach, great value for money and great experience.
A brilliant day was had...
Catherine_O, Jun 2023
A brilliant day was had by us all. Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, I would recommend this tour.
Excellent trip
katharine_R, May 2023
Excellent trip great value for the price. Tour guide Thomas was brilliant very entertaining and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend
Three in venice
camille_k, Apr 2023
Visited Venice from lake garda. Pleasant ride and long enough to see the city The fortuny museum was interesting

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