Cheap Venice Day Trips 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.

1.Venice day trip from Milan with guided city tour

Venice day trip from Milan with guided city tour

Overview

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

  • 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

Includes

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

Excludes

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

Duration: 14 hours

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2.Venice day trip from Milan with hotel pickup

Venice day trip from Milan with hotel pickup

Overview

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

  • 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

Includes

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

Excludes

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

Duration: 14 hours

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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 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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FAQs about Milan Day trips

Milan day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Milan city or sometimes combine various Milan main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

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How much is a Day tour from Milan?

Milan day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Milan multiple day tour, day trips outside Milan city, day trips in Milan city), and varies also in prices based on type of Milan day trips starting from €11.52 to €6078.32.