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From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Activity provider: Venezia Lines

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Activity provider: Venezia Lines
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From US$ 84.42 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the city of Venice, on a tour from the Istria peninsula. Travel a high-speed catamaran, and take plenty of free time to explore the city.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian


  • 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 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. Hear special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun.

Gather at Saint Marcus Square for your free 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.

Later, head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos en route. Embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran, and sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice.

  • Round-trip tickets for the catamaran ride in economy class
  • Free 35-minute guided tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Food and drink onboard the vessel
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

  •  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
  • This tour requires a lot of walking
  •  You can take your pet with you. Please make sure to add the “Supplement for Pet” to your booking at check-out
  • If you are traveling with your pet, make sure you bring your pet's international animal passport
  • All animals should be in possession of all vaccines required by both the point of origin and the arrival port
  • The activity provider is not responsible in the event that the animal is not allowed to embark at the point of origin or to disembark at the port of arrival due to a lack of the necessary documents/vaccines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 123 reviews

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The crossing with the catamaran was great, they sell you a day tour (on board about 90 € per person for 3 boat trips and food), only the food was too expensive for the quality. There is a lot of information about Venice from the guide. Overall a great day in Venice.

August 9, 2022

Everything worked out great, 2x punctual departure and punctual arrival at 8:00 p.m. in Porec. Unfortunately, the air conditioning made it very cold on the way there. Eating and drinking was relatively expensive on board. There was enough time in Venice, the guides were very nice and spoke English and German very well. But of course they also wanted to sell their excursion package. We recommend taking the water taxi back to the ship, which, however, also cost €30 per adult. If you don't value a 3-course menu, you can eat delicious pizza relatively cheaply on the go. Drinks can also be bought on every corner.

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August 6, 2022

We had a great day. Had an enthusiastic guide who clearly loves Venice. His enthusiasm is contagious. It is indeed cold on board, so we had brought a jacket. You can leave the jacket there in a cloakroom for a fee. There is plenty of food and drink on board and they offer affordable excursions. Unfortunately the boat was broken on the way back so buses were arranged. We arrived two hours later than departure, but we were not left to our own devices. It was a great pity! All in all a successful day.

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August 1, 2022

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