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A Day in Venice - Tour from Milan

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Highlights

  • Visit Venice – arguably Italy’s most enchanting city
  • A local guide will escort you on a two hour tour of Venice which includes a Canal Cruise
  • You will also have time at leisure to explore Venice independently
  • Travel from Milan in a comfortable vehicle with a tour escort on guide

Overview

Spend the day in another of Italy's great cities on this day trip from Milan to Venice.

Venice, the ‘city of canals’ is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Likened to an open-air museum, it is replete with magnificent architectural masterpieces with the St Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace occupying centre stage.

Your Venice tour from Milan includes a two hour guided tour with a local expert guide. In this time you will take a cruise on the Grand Canal which is a "must do" in Venice.

After the guided tour you will have time to meander through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and get regaled by the fascinating stories associated with this city. Its dainty bridges and canals are unforgettable.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Milan, Foro Bonaparte 76 (MM1 Cairoli) at 0700h (07:00am). Accompanied by an English speaking guide, you will be taken on a coach tour of Venice. Approximately 280 kilometres from Milan, it will take you about 3 hours to reach Venice.

On arrival in Venice you will have a two hour guided tour with a local guide. During the guided visit of the city, you will see all the places listed from the outside. Sites you will visit are:

The Basilica: This church was built in 829 to house the remains of Saint Mark, the city’s patron saint, and was consecrated in 1024. The story of St. Mark is told in the frescos above the entrance. The church is available to be seen during free time.

The Doge’s Palace: For centuries, this was the home of the Doge (the elected ruler of Venice) and the venue for the courts of law and civil administration.

Bridge of Sighs: This bridge was built to connect the interrogation rooms, where prisoners were tried, to their cells which were known as the piombi. It was here that the convicts got their last view of Venice before their imprisonment.

Bell Tower: It was built in the 9th century and was originally used as a lookout tower and a lighthouse. The bells were rung to inform the city’s inhabitants of the main events organised in Venice.

La Fenice Opera house (The Phoenix): This theatre was destroyed twice by fire and was rebuilt to run successfully again.

Campo San Beneto: It is an ancient 11th century church and was rebuilt in the 16th century.

Rialto Bridge: This is a landmark structure on the Grand Canal with shops selling souvenirs, jewellery and glass products. Watch the boats weave their way down the canal.

Take a boat cruise on Canal Grande, enjoy spectacular views of Venice, and hear the captivating stories and secrets of the palaces.

After exploring the sites of Venice, take a boat ride to the bus station.

You will be transferred back in a coach to Milan.

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Reviews

Fantastic day had by our family of four, including two teenagers. The free time was useful, local tour guide in Venice very informative and enjoyed seeing the Murano glass... Deborah Alexandrou

I very impressed with this trip and the tour fees is very cheap when I compared with other agency.... wanika batpanthana

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Oct: Wednesday & Sunday
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Sunday

Duration

14 hours

Start time

Start time: 0700h (07:00am)
Duration: 14 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from Foro Bonaparte 76, 20121 (MM1 Cairoli), Milano. It's 100 meters away from Cairoli train station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour returns to the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in a coach
  • Tour escort (English Speaking)
  • Local guide in Venice for 2 hour tour of the city (English Speaking)
  • Boat cruise on the Grand Canal

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals

Do/Dont's

Wear clothes covering your shoulders and knees for entrance into churches. No rucksacks or large bags allowed in the Basilica.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Carry your Isango! voucher on the tour.
You will see all the places listed from the outside.
Please provide date of birth of child on the booking.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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  • 4.5Reviews (16)
  • "Fantastic day, well organised!" Fantastic day had by our family of four, including two teenagers. The free time was useful, local tour guide in Venice very informative and enjoyed seeing the Murano glass...
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