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Milan to Venice Day Trips

Venice Day Trip from Milan

Best Way to Visiting Venice from Milan

The story about Platonic love that the tourists create makes this city more than a charmed one. It's a treasure and bequest that this city can offer you and hug you with the magic of its grandiose soul.

More than a thousand years this city was independent and the capital of the Serenissima Venetian republic. With centuries it avoids conflict and disputes so that it could be described as "serene" just because it was always a city that preferred mediation and peace and survived centuries of political decline.

So that`s how the storytellers should begin a tale about the Floating city Venice, the beauty of the Italian coastline.

Venice is built on an archipelago of 100 small islands in the Adriatic sea. It's a city that has no roads only 150 canals that makes the city unique.

The main attractions that this city offers you are the Grand Canal, lined with 170 Renaissance and Gothic buildings, the Fenice opera house, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark Basilica that is a venture with Byzantine mosaics.

But, once you are in Venice you should go for a ride on the Gondola, which is a basic form of transportation in the city and the most popular tourist activity through the years.

Quick Jumplinks to Venice Day Trips

Venice day trip from Milan with guided city tour

Venice day trip from Milan with guided city tour

What's the tour all about?

Enjoyable day trip in the most romantic place in the world that gives the opportunity to see all those splendid architectural styles and give you the exclusive chance to ride on the lagoon. The guided tour brings you the enchanted view to all types of historical constructions and bridges that make Venice be unrivaled in the world.

In the two-hour walk trip, you will have a chance to visit St.Mark`s Basilica and the bell tower that is the main symbol of the city.

Continue the walk to the most attractive sights of the city, the Fenice opera house, St.Mark's Square, The Doge`s Palace.

After this marvelous walk, you can have some lunch, visit some of the museums or go and buy souvenirs. But also, the main routine when you come to see this city are the glassmakers on St.Mark`s Square and always the most important, ride with a gondola, where you can experience the real heart of this glitzy town.

Highlights of the tour

  • One day trip to Venice from Milan
  • Walking tour with a professional guide
  • Visit the most important historical landmarks and builds
  • Explore St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, Fenice opera house, and Doge' Palace
  • Ride on a gondola and enjoy the enchanting romance
  • See the glassmakers and learn more about there work

What Tour Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • 2-hours walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Boat cruise

What Tour Excludes:

  • Food and drinks
  • Ride on gondola
  • Optional tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Important tour details

Duration: 14 hours

Price:€129.00

Venice day trip from Milan with hotel pickup

Venice day trip from Milan with hotel pickup

What's the tour all about?

Full- day trip to explore the beauty of the Italian city that fetch the whole charm in this world. The trip starts in the early morning in Milan where the air-conditioned coach takes you on a few hour rides to Venice. When you come in the Floating City you will enjoy a boat trip on a Venice Lagoon.

Continue the visit with a 2-hours walking where you will admire the magnificent historical constructions, and monuments, enjoy the romantic sight from Rialto Bridge and capture some splendid photos on St. Mark's Square. Here you can reach the harmony of St. Mark's Basilica, that is the most famous example of Byzantine architecture style. Next stop is the Doge's Palace, one of the main landmarks in Venice.

After this extensive trip you will enjoy your free time for lunch or maybe you will take a gondola ride to enjoy in some more romance.

You can also explore the glass shops and learn something more about traditional glass blowing.

Highlights of the tour

  • Boat trip across Venice lagoon
  • Explore the historical monuments and churches
  • Walking tour at St. Mark's Square
  • Admire the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal
  • Enjoy the beauty of Doge's Palace
  • Ride on the Gondola, the main tourist attraction
  • Visit the restaurants and tasty Italian food and coffee

What Tour Includes:

  • Air-conditioned coach
  • High-quality tour guide
  • Boat trip across the Venice lagoon
  • Walking tour in Venice
  • Hotel pickup

What Tour Excludes:

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gondola ride

Important tour details

Duration: 14 hours

Price:€125.00

Best Way to Travel to Venice

Guided tour

One of the best trips that you can have from Milan to Venice is the guided tour, because the guide will take you to the prime spots for a quick time. This is a tour that allows you to have the best points of Venice, to feel the culture, the architecture and amazing ride on a gondola and after few hours travel back to Milan, full with gladness.

Travel by train

If you are on a budget the most popular way to travel from Milan to Venice is the train.

Venice is located at a distance of 270 km from Milan, so you can take a train from the Milano Centrale train station and arrive in Venice after 2 hours.

You have 30 trains that travel from Milan to Venice every day, but always check the schedule of the trains. The train departs from the Milan train station at 6.35 am every day.

Travel by bus

The buses that travel from Milan to Venice always depart from Milano Lampugnano and are the cheapest way to travel to Venice. You have 10 buses every day that departs early in the morning around 7.15 am.

Things to be Know Before Travel to Venice

Pick the season carefully

Venice is a wonderful city throughout the whole year. With the astonishing constructions and a romantic sense that you can feel in the air it is a real satisfaction. But you should pick up the season very well if you want to enjoy the whole pleasure that brings you this marvelous city. The most beautiful and appropriate weather for visit are the spring months when the temperatures are around 16to 20 degrees. As the Venetian says, this is a weather when you can pack your swimsuit, because it is ideal to soak up the sun on the beach or to enjoy in some of the watersports.

If you want to feel the inner peace and the calmness than the winter is the best season for you to take the breath and feel the whole nature in the chest. This is a time of the year when Venice look as a local town and the days are very rainy.

Guided or Self-Guided

Guided tours are always a better option no matter the place that you visit. It is the best solution because the professional quality guide has the most common information that you need for the city so that you will not ramble around and unnecessary wasting your time. The professionals will point you the best architectural constructions, the most attractive activities, shops, and places. If you want to explore the city on your own, you will need more days, whether the quality guide could show you everything in a few hours.

Tour timing

Every tour from Milan begins early in the morning. The tour from Milan to Venice begin around 7 am so it is advisable to reach the pickup point 15 to 20 minutes in advance. The important thing about this trip is that the duration of the tour lasts about 2 hours, and most of the tours include a 30 minutes ride on the Venice lagoon.

Visitors TIPS

Once you are in Venice, start by visiting the popular tourist attractions. Don’t be afraid to wander around. Venice is a city where you cannot get lost too far. You can always get back to your starting point, and wandering around will allow you to see some of the more interesting, yet undiscovered parts of the city.

Important notice: most places in the city do not have direct boat access. You’ll have to carry your luggage with you. Travel light, and you will enjoy your trip without the extra luggage on your back.

Check which is the closest vaporetto stop to your destination. Count the number of bridges, and you will be fine. See which line you need to take, and where you need to change if needed.

There can be floods and rainy days in Venice, so make sure to check the weather forecast a couple of days prior to your arrival. If the floods are “80cm above sea level”, you will be fine and there is very little flooding. But if it says “100cm above sea level”, you might have to adapt your journey.

Things to Do in Venice

Grand Canal

Long around 3.8 kilometers and 30 to 90 meters wide, the Grand Canal is one of the major traffic corridors in the city. The walls of the Grand Canal is lined with 170 buildings created by the Republic of Venice, through the centuries.

There are 4 connecting bridges on the Canal, that are built in different eras and are used for easy pedestrian access. Ponte dell Accademia, Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte della Costituzione and the more attractive Ponte di Rialto, the main connection between the San Marco and San Polo districts.

Once you are in Venice don't forget to take a gondola cruise along the Canal. You can have a gondola ride with an audio guide or if you want to enjoy the enchanting sights than take this trip with a romantic dinner and serenade.

St. Mark's Square

The Public Square in Venice and only generally known as Piazza. All the other squares in Venice are called "campo". The Piazza is a promenade place where you can meet everyone and everyone can meet you.

The main domination on the Square is the great church of St. Mark's commonly known as St. Mark's Basilica. Build in the Byzantine style, it has originally been a chapel of the Doges. This is a church with a most imposing design and gold-plated mosaics that makes it a symbol of Venetian wealth and power. If you are a lover of history and art the Basilica is the right place to visit, because of the priceless arts, stupefying ornaments, and relics.

Fenice opera house

The most celebrated monument in history, Fenice opera house is the most famous landmarks in the history of world opera. In 1996 the opera was burned to the ground, and after much drama, in November 2004 the opera house has been rebuilt.

In the 19-th century, Fenice opera house became the place of the most famous world opera premieres where the best works of the prime composers as Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini were performed.

The Doge's Palace

The Doge's Palace was the history seat of the Serenissima, and it's situated next to the St. Mark's Basilica.

It is a build that shows the activity of the government and ministries, from the political affair, the life of the royal and the artistic hand of Venice.

This majestic construction has the characteristic of Renaissance, Gothic, and Moorish architecture. It is a place that everyone should visit.

Gondola ride

Once you are in Venice, you have to try the taste of the romance in the air. The glide on the favorite Gondola brings you the joy of love, relax and enchanted view of the inspiring buildings and architectural masterpieces.

Venice is best known as the city without roads, so the Gondolas are the primary form of transportation in this city. A hundred years ago Venice has around 100.000 gondolas. Today there are only 400 licensed gondoliers, that are the main tourist attraction of the city.

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