Venice - Day Trip from Milan

Milano, Italy
Venice Day Trip from Milan

From $140.75

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 14 hours
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The trip went perfectly mostly due to our amazing guide and driver. It’s a long day but well worth it. Our guide took all the uncertainties with logistics out of the day and we could relax and enjoy! I would recommend taking this trip.


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Long but amazing day!
Barbara_D, Sep 2023
The trip went perfectly mostly due to our amazing guide and driver. It’s a long day but well worth it. Our guide took all the uncertainties with logistics out of the day and we could relax and enjoy! I would recommend taking this trip.
Wonderful Experience
Sharon_N, Sep 2023
I had a great time, our tour guide was very helpful.. it’s unfortunate I don’t remember his name but he was very kind. Gondole ride is a must to do
Dont do pls
appleorange, Sep 2023
Pls dont waste money🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I never met such a rude n boring tour guide , he was so rude to us and he was behaving as if we were there bcs he payed for our travel n trip 😡😡 🤦🏻‍♀️Never been in such trip my goodness😡 better go by yourself👍
Loved Venezia!!
Teresa_M, Sep 2023
I chose the option to be picked up at the hotel. It went smoothly. The tour guides name was Salvatore and he was wonderful! Very nice, helpful, and spoke English well enough for me to understand him. This was my first tour through Viator and Will absolutely use them again! I absolutely loved Venezia!! I wish we had more time to explore there. I will definitely go back!!
Enjoyable and informative experience
Iustina_S, Sep 2023
The live demonstration of glass-making techniques has to be the highlight of the trip and a must see. The speed, accuracy and dexterity needed in order to create art in the form of glass is on a wholly another level. Although not included, I recommend also signing up for the Gondola ride. It was a calming and beautiful experience, something that is worth doing at least once in a lifetime. Overall, the trip was enjoyable and well worth it. The guides were well informed and made the long drive enjoyable, with all kinds of information and fun facts of the areas we were passing through. We also had plenty of time between activities to roam around the streets of Venice in order to do some sightseeing and shopping by ourselves.
Awful tour guide and experience
Rabia_D, Sep 2023
I wouldn’t recommend first of all no clear instructions on how to find this bloody place we went in many circles not just us but many others wondering about looking for the place indicated where to meet it was crazy till we noticed the coach bus. this trip was very boring especially with this company. The Tour guide was extremely boring no enthusiasm it was like he was just this for the sake of doing it .. The gondola ride was 25 euros extra Which we opted for. While on the Gondola ride I was taking pics the ride was bumpy my iPhone dropped into one of the canals the horrible Rider just laughed instead of helping me and asked me to wave goodbye at it. When we got off the ride we tried to talk to tour guide he showed no empathy no remorse didn’t give a damn and no care at all. We felt awful in the end my husband and I we decided my younger son and I went back to Milan while they spoke to firefighters and I got to retrieve my phone in perfect condition. It’s a pity the tour company take zero interest and make this trip super boring I’m sure had I chosen another company would’ve been so much fun like the other trips we did with Viator. I wouldn’t recommend this tour company at all no clear instructions given so people beware before you book. They organize rides with some crazy gondola riders who take a good laugh at you for loosing your items and they don’t even show no concern or remorse which makes you feel more humiliated. never again
Do yourself a favour and DIY by train
susan_d, Sep 2023
did this tour on a Sunday. I’d originally wanted to catch a train to Venice from Milan and do my own trip but then thought a guided tour would be more convenient. I wish I had taken the train. From pick up the guide was angry and rude to everyone. He was disrespectful to the attendees,issuing commands and speaking with us as though we were children. It was a shame because he was knowledgeable but the attitude was so poor that no one wanted to ask questions. He yelled at one family attending In such a shocking manner. Given how expensive the tour is, it was simply unacceptable. He didn’t want to be there. He didn’t care that this was a first visit to Venice for most of the people booked on the tour. In short he ruined the trip. I wouldn’t recommend this tour. You’re better off reading up On Venice and a DIY tour. And to you Eddie all I can say is do yourself and everyone visiting your country a favour and find another job.
It was a nice journey but...
Ibrahim_A, Aug 2023
It was a nice journey but it could be much better if it was coupled with another place.. The time for only vinece is too much... Almost 4 hours are spent for nothing!!!!!!
Venice in a day
Vlado_P, Aug 2023
Gondola ride was enjoyable, would suggest that the guide has a high follow me as in such a busy place and her fairly quick pace made it difficult to keep together as a group. Would suggest that two pick up points but more so drop off as it is nearly 8 pm on return - ie the Milano central station would be a good option
Unforgettable Venice trip
Jennifer_A, Aug 2023
Glass making. Gondola ride. Generally trip itself. Guide Nadja was very thorough and professional and helpful.
Good place to learn about the history of Venice
Maria_H, Aug 2023
We learned a lot on this tour about Venice. The glass blowing demo was nice to see and learn, Alejandro was very kind, making sure all the visitors were taken care of.
Yvonne_N, Aug 2023
Venice was very crowded, but everyone wants to enjoy its beauty. The guide was very informative. Worth it!
Venice for beginners
Scott_W, Jul 2023
The trip was a wonderful introduction to Venice. It provided a good balance between structed tour and free time. Our guide Salvatore was very informative and helpful. The local guide in Venice gave us a unique experience walking through the main attractions. We were particularly appreciative of the efforts to make sure the group stayed together.
Floating museum Venice!
Petrina_C, Jul 2023
Having ice coffee at the oldest cafe in the world! The musician was playing in the background. How lovely!
Memorable Venice
Percival_C, Jul 2023
Best part of trip was the extra Gondola rides for only 20 Euros each person. Guide was very organized and informative even during the bus ride talking about the different places between Milano and Venezia.
Abbey_L, Jul 2023
Greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and taken through the Italian countryside to the beautiful town of Venice where we were met with an insightful tour of the area and glass factory. A fantastic day, highly recommended the stunning views from the bell tower and additional gondola ride at the end.
The best day trip
Jackline_B, Jun 2023
Exceptional day trip which was well organised. The bus ride was a little long due to traffic but it was a great day out overall!! I encourage you to purchase the Gondola ride through the organisers on the bus as it aids the day and time you have on your own whilst you are in Venice. Great shopping around the square too.
Wonderful day trip!
WeeLiLilian_T, Jun 2023
Apart from the coach ride which is about 3.5 hours both ways, the boat ride to Venice was nice and refreshing. We had a local guide to bring us around for a couple of hours and had another 3 hours to explore on our own (cause we skipped the glass-blowing part). the day trip took about 14 hours in all. Our tickets stated pick up and drop off at the hotel but we were told when we arrived back in the agent's office at 930pm that there is no drop off back at the hotel provided. However, the very kind coach driver offered to take us back to the central station which is near our hotel. The day spent was tiring but all worth it!
Hello venice
Suad_A, Jun 2023
Amazing ... i loved the place, it deserve to be visited again and again. Not the first time im booking I group trip through viator .. im always happy and satisfied about the trips
We had wonderful...
Ariel_I, Jun 2023
We had wonderful experience trip to Venice even for the last minute decision to book online from this trusted company.Thank you Viator.

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