7. From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran
Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe, bar, or restaurant.
Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj, Pula, and Umag in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Venice experience.
On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides.
Upon arrival in Venice around 10:45 AM at San Basilio, make your way through passport control. Then, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Find out where Elton John has a house in Venice, and hear some more special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun.
At 12:15 PM, gather at Saint Marcus Square for your free, 35-minute guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares).
Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free.
Around 4 PM, it's time to head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional, typical water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos (palaces) en route. Pass through immigration control again at 4:45 PM and embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran at 5:15 PM. Sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice until you arrive back at your original port of origin around 8 PM.