Enjoy Venice, the “City of water”, which is the most visited and romantic city of Italy, in one day with the high‐speed Eurostar Train. Over 20 million tourists visit this enchanting town every year. Venice was completely constructed on the water and located on a wide lagoon on the Adriatic Sea.
Venice is famous for its colorful Carnival and for one of the most important movie festivals of Europe. On the nearby island of Murano, glassmakers employ over 1,000 years of tradition to work and blow glass which is then exported all over the world. The famous Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, and his music is still very important to the city. Many “café’-concertos” play music in beautiful St. Mark’s Square where the gorgeous cathedral and the Doge Palace stand; these have been the symbols of the political power of the Republic of Venice for over 1,000 years.
We will meet at 6:30am (timing can vary) in Termini Central Train Station in Rome. We will board the fastest Italian train, and we will enjoy our ride which passes through four Italian regions. In less than four hours, we will arrive in the central station of Venice Santa Lucia. Upon arrival, a local guide will wait to guide us on a beautiful walk through the narrow Venetian streets called “Calle”.
You will enjoy the most famous highlights such as St. Mark’s Square and the cathedral (skip the line pass included), the Rialto Bridge, the popular clock tower, Santa Maria Della Salute and the most important neighborhoods in town. Your guide will show you the less touristic sides of the city where you will be able to take great pictures. Our morning visit will finish at the Murano Glass Factory where you will enjoy a glass blowing demonstration.
In the afternoon you will be able to enjoy a tasty Spritz while seated in one of the elegant cafés in St. Mark’s Square while listening to live music or take a ride on a typical gondola through the magical Venetian canals. Your tour escort will guide you to Santa Lucia Train Station at 5:45 pm (timing can vary) to journey back to Rome. Arrivederci, Venezia!