Private Tour

Private Venice Day Trip from Florence by Train

Art & History
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH, RU

Experience Venice at its best in a carefully planned private day tour from Florence with roundtrip high-speed train tickets included. One of our licensed local guides meets you as you get off the train in Venice and takes you on a walk that illuminates the city iconic attractions and hidden gems. Top everything with a 30-minute private gondola ride for a perspective you cannot miss.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
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What to Expect

If Venice is your dream destination, then make the most of your visit with this private Venice day trip from Florence by train.  See Venice’s most-famous sights and lesser-known gems in just three hours with the flexibility and attention only a private tour can offer followed by  a half-hour private ride on an authentic Venetian gondola. You also enjoy free time to explore the city on your own with insider tips and recommendations from your our friendly and knowledgeable guide. This private Venice day trip from Florence via high-speed train is the best option for first-timers who want to get a real feel of the Floating City but have limited vacation time.


Take the direct high-speed train from Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station and travel independently to Venice. Meet your personal guide in Venice Santa Lucia train station and start your visit from the very first moment. Your guide leads you on a 3-hour walk that uncovers the city most popular spots and introduces you to the quiet back alleys where the real city comes to life.


Get off the beaten track and discover Venice from a local’s perspective. As you wind through the city’s hidden alleyways and quaint bridges, your guide regales you with entertaining stories of the city’s past and present as well as details only locals would know. See the most famous sights of Venice, including the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, Bridge of Sighs while learning the history and legends behind them. Finally, travel Venice’s canals in style on traditional gondola ride.


We’ve pre-booked your 30-minute gondola ride so at the conclusion of your walking tour your guide will leave you in the expert hands of a local gondolier. Relax and soak up the atmosphere as your gondolier punts along the city’s iconic canals. Once the private gondola ride is over enjoy ample time for exploring on your own before returning independently to Venice Santa Lucia railway station to board the fast train back to Florence.


  • Hidden streets & bridges
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • External visit of St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace & Bridge of Sighs
  • Rialto Bridge
  • View of Grand Canal
  • Gondola Ride
  • Approx. 2-hour free time

What Is Included

  • Roundtrip high-speed train timed tickets to/from Venice
  • Venice Santa Lucia railway station meet & greet service
  • Private licensed professional local guide for 3-hour walking section of tour
  • 30-minute private gondola ride (unguided)

What Is Not Included

  • Florence hotel pick up & drop off
  • Transportation during the 3-hour guided walking tour portion
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

Venice Santa Lucia railway station. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day New Year’s Day, and Labour Day.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • The tour starts in Venice Santa Lucia railway station but does not include a return to the train station as people generally like to spend additional time exploring Venice after their time with the guide. Your guide will explain the methods available to get back to the railway station.
  • Each gondola can accommodate only up to 5 people. If your party is bigger than 5 we will reserve two gondolas etc.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Note to parents with young children: Venice is not a great city to get around with strollers as everything is cobblestone. Consider putting young children in a backpack carrier whenever possible.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details including the roundtrip high-speed train timed tickets, meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Why can’t I see a price?

We offer personalized, private travel experiences. The price depends on your party size and preferences.

How long is the train ride from Florence to Venice?

The average travel time by high-speed train between Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station and Venice Santa Lucia railway station is about 2 hours and 14 minutes each way.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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Private Venice Day Trip from Florence by Train