Water activity

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

From US$ 79.75 per person

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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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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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

4.1 /5

based on 166 reviews

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The day was very well organised, guided tours and tours were offered on the way there, which included almost everything that is important to experience in Venice: gondola ride, St. Mark's Square, lunch and taxi transfer by motorboat. It was a pity that you didn't know that beforehand to pocket enough cash. And a second small minus point: on the catamaran the air conditioning was set extremely cold! So be sure to wear long clothes and pack them up!

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August 26, 2022

We really enjoyed the day trip from Pula to Venice. The trip by catamaran from Pula to Venice took 3.5 hours and the same time back. We left at 7:30 am and didn't get back until 9:30 pm. Only the passport control in Venice on arrival and departure was tedious. On the catamaran you could also buy drinks and snacks. It was really a bit chilly on the catamaran (I wore a vest) but I didn't find it too bad. On the trip to Venice there was about 30 minutes of interesting information about Venice. We also booked the water bus ride on the catamaran (while the guides also talked about Venice), gondola ride and water taxi ride. That cost €77 per person (you could also book lunch, but we didn't have it). At St. Mark's Square, the guide also gave us a tour of about 30 minutes. The time in Venice (St. Mark's Square) was sufficient for us. We would recommend this day trip to everyone!

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August 20, 2022

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

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