Private Tour

Private Venice in One Day Tour 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 via roundtrip high speed train. 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 private ride on a traditional Venetian gondola 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 but have limited vacation time then make the most of your visit with this private Venice in one day tour from Florence. This day trip from Florence to Venice includes train tickets, guide & gondola. With all the details taken care of, you can just relax and enjoy Venice for the wonderful, romantic city that it is.


From Florence, go on an easy journey to Venice via high-speed train, and experience all the art, culture, and leisure activities suitable for adults and kids! 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 friendly and knowledgeable guide.


Venice in One Day Tour from Florence Itinerary

Combining the top attractions and hidden corners in an unbeatable itinerary our Venice in one day tour from Florence begins with meeting up with our Venetian guide who will reveal its treasures to you. You will go off the beaten track and discover the heart of Venice from a local’s perspective. But you will also see the most famous sights including the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, and the Bridge of Sighs while learning the history and legends behind them.


Walking through the characteristic streets ("calli") you will enter the ancient districts ("sestieri") in Santa Croce and San Polo where the salt flats of the ancient and powerful Republic of Venice are located. You will then proceed to the Rialto area with its characteristic fish and vegetable market, the Church of San Giacomo, the oldest of Venice, the famous Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the four bridges crossing the spectacular Grand Canal. Crossing this wonderful bridge, you will reach the district of San Marco that is the center of trade and culture of the city.


The heart of this district is the splendid and magnificent Piazza San Marco, the "most elegant lounge in Europe", overlooking the most famous monuments of Venice: the splendid Byzantine Basilica, the Renaissance Clock Tower and the masterpiece of the Gothic Dodge Palace. Behind the Palace, from the Ponte di Paglia you can admire the famous Bridge of Sighs that used to be crossed by the condemned people before entering prison, hence the name.


Enjoy a Private Gondola Ride

Finally, travel Venice’s canals in style on a 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.



This Venice in one day tour from Florence is the best option for first-timers who want to get a real feel of the Floating City. 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 top sights and introduces you to the quiet back alleys and bridges where the real city comes to life. Top the day with a cruise along the Grand Canal and minor canals in a private gondola, already pre-booked for you.


  • Hidden alleys & bridges
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • External visit of St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace & Bridge of Sighs
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Gondola ride
  • Approx. 2-hour free time

What Is Included

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

What Is Not Included

  • Florence hotel pick up & drop off
  • Transportation during the 3-hour guided walking portion of the tour.
  • Interior visits. All buildings will be viewed from the exterior only.
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

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

Important Information

  • This Private Venice in One Day Tour from Florence is available on request any day except Christmas Day New Year’s Day, and Labour Day.

Good to Know

  • Each gondola can accommodate up to a maximum of 5 people so with bookings of more than 5 people, your party will be divided into two or more gondolas.
  • From January 16, 2023, day-trippers planning to visit the historic city of Venice will have to pre-book their visit and pay an entry fee.
  • 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.
  • Regrettably the Private Venice in One Day Tour from Florence 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
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. 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. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Where does it start? Where does it end?

It starts in Venice Santa Lucia railway station so that you can start touring from the very first moment. The Private Venice in One Day Tour from Florence 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. Once the tour is over your guide will explain the methods available to get back to the railway station on your own.

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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