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From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Product ID: 244247
Discover the city of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day tour from the Istria peninsula. Travel in a fast, comfortable, and air-conditioned high-speed catamaran, and make the most of plenty of free time to explore the city as you please.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
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English, German, Russian
English, French, German, Russian
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  • Avoid the traffic and travel to Venice in a high-speed catamaran to see the city from the Giudecca canal
  • Find out what makes Venice so special on a free guided tour of St Mark's Square
  • Take a romantic Gondola ride or view the most beautiful water street in the world, the Grand Canal
  • Hear about lots of optional extras from your guides to help you make the most of your Venice experience
  • Savor ample free time to see the sights you want and to do some souvenir shopping
Full description
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.
  • Round-trip tickets for the catamaran ride in economy class
  • Free 35-minute guided tour of St. Mark's Square
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks onboard the vessel
  • Optional extras
  • Access fee to Venice (€5) from 1 July 2020 paid at checkin
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Visa if required
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Check-in commences 1 hour prior to departure and closes 15 minutes prior to departure
• The mentioned itinerary is to serve as an example. Departure and arrival times may vary from different ports of departure
• All extras mentioned are optional can be purchased onboard the ship
•The departure time from Venice back to your starting location is 5:15 PM throughout the season
• It is not permitted to purchase a day trip ticket with the intention to use it for one-way travel
• You are not entitled to carry any luggage
• This tour requires a lot of walking and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Pets (cats and dogs) are allowed, but an additional ticket (10 Euro) must be bought. This can be done at check-out
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Very well organized, very nice tour guide. Unfortunately the weather was e

Very well organized, very nice and good tour guide. Unfortunately the weather in Venice was very bad and on the way back very high seas and therefore a total of 2 hours delay and a very exhausting return. But that wasn't because of the organizers, just because of the weather.

September 7, 2019

Fantastic. Brilliant guides. Recommend also purchasing all the optional extras detailed onboard to get a real experience of the place. We had been told it was a great experience & we weren't disappointed. Venice is indeed the most beautiful city in the world!

October 10, 2019

It was a really great day - perfectly organized!

October 2, 2019

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Venezia Lines

Product ID: 244247