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The Queen of the Adriatic. Venice is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, creating its fascinating atmosphere.

The romantic charm of Venice is unmistakable. It's a truly unique destination unlike any other. Composed of more than 100 islands, this is one of the highlights of Italy. Venice's islands are connected by a series of canals and overflowing with impressive palaces. On the surface Venice may not appear to be so grand in size, but once you step foot in the car-free streets and tight alleyways this maze of a city will have you exploring for days. The city is full of churches, museums, and other sights of interests. There's something new to discover around every corner and over every bridge.

Venice's popularity shows no signs of fading, so expect to fight crowds as you make your way through the most central of the tight city streets between Rialto and San Marco. Venice consists of six main districts where the famous monuments and sights are. Then there are the islands, particularly Murano and Burano, which are worth the trip. With so many tourists also come tourist traps, so you have to be careful when selecting shops and restaurants. We have done our best to provide some tasty options in our Guest Page so you can enjoy the famous Italian food and wines. Our favorite thing to do in Venice is to take a street food tour, which focuses on cicchetti, Venetian tapas. It's an ideal way to try lots of dishes in many places and find more local spots.

What I love about Venice

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What can I say about the amazingness of Venice that hasn't been said before… Well, you already heard that this is a town you want to get lost in, and trust me, you won't be able to NOT get lost in it. So, here's a tip: navigate it by pastry and gelato shops, it makes things easier and tastier. You may come back home with few extra pounds, but its well worth it!

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Venice

Spend some time in Venice on a tour that takes in other cities in Italy and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Venice and other destinations throughout Italy and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Venice

There is an overwhelming number of hotels in Venice, so we've narrowed the choice down to the very best in each price category, weighing up room rates and location, so you can be assured you've got the right room for you. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Historic boutique hotel
This boutique hotel, rated as one of the world's best, has elegant, exotic and unique rooms, making it ideal for special occasion trips.
Luxury Hotel
The perfect choice if you're looking for luxury, history and art on the shores of the Grand Canal!
Historical Hotel
Tastefully elegant Venetian decor and a gorgeous building on the Grand Canal a few steps from a boat stop add up to convenient luxury.

Things to do in Venice

Venice's maze of canals and islands is a wonderful place to explore. To help you get your bearings as well as learn all you need to about this enigma of a city, we suggest taking a walking tour. You'll pick up some tips from your local guide along the way. Once you're familiar with the city itself, you'll find a dazzling choice of exhibitions and museums to capture your attention. Should you wish to escape the crowds, we suggest a winery tour, which can be done on the mainland or most interestingly, at a winery on the Venetian lagoon itself. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Venice vacation packages, based on 25 reviews
Review by Chad & Shannon

Chad & Shannon

Indiana

JayWay Travel makes traveling in a foreign country easy taken care of every detail and always available if something goes wrong. I would highly recommend using JayWay Travel as I will again in the future.

JayWay Travel makes traveling in a foreign country easy taken care of every detail and always available if something goes wrong. I would highly recommend using JayWay Travel as I will again in the future.

Year : 2021
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Rome, Sorrento, Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Rome, Sorrento, Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Review by Ty & Nadine

Ty & Nadine

California

Using JayWay Travel gave us tremendous peace of mind.

Using JayWay Travel gave us tremendous peace of mind.

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sailing, Split, Rovinj, Kobarid, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sailing, Split, Rovinj, Kobarid, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Maureen & Genrik

Maureen & Genrik

California

JayWay Travel takes away all the work and tension of travel while allowing you to research extensively and contribute ideas and suggestions about every aspect of the trip. Trust their instincts...they are all excellent.

JayWay Travel takes away all the work and tension of travel while allowing you to research extensively and contribute ideas and suggestions about every aspect of the trip. Trust their instincts...they are all excellent.

Year : 2021
Visited : Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Venice

Is there a danger of Venice flooding when I'm there?
The flooding in Venice in 2019 was the worst in 50 years, but it occurred at the time of year when at least mild flooding is common in the city. Acqua Alta (High Water) typically takes place in the winter, from November to February.
How can I get to Croatia from Venice?
Certainly the most dramatic method of getting to Croatia (to Rovinj, Porec or Pula in Istria) is by ferry. The ferry is a catamaran (high speed ferry) so the under four hour journey can be noisy and uncomfortable if you suffer from sea sickness. Ferries don't run every day, even in high season, and can be prone to cancellation. Traveling by road to Rovinj, with a private transfer or shared shuttle service will be more reliable.
What are prices like in Venice?
A quick lunch with a drink in the center, is around 25-30 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 10-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 30-40 euros. 
How can I get around Venice?
Walking is the best way to explore this unusual, compact city. You can also ride the vaporettos (water buses), which mainly run down the Grand Canal, and connect islands. A 75-minute ticket costs 7.50 EUR, but you can buy a one-day pass for 20 EUR, a two-day pass for 30 EUR, or a three-day pass for 40 EUR. There are also water taxis, but the price for a short-distance ride usually starts at around 50 EUR.
Is Venice safe?
Venice is safe, but be on the lookout for pickpockets in crowded areas.
What options does Venice have for people with dietary restrictions?
Many pizza places offer gluten-free pizzas (such as RossoPomodor and OKE) and some restaurants, like Ristorante Vecia Cavana, offer gluten-free menus. You can find many vegetarian options in most restaurants, and we can recommend specialized vegetarian/vegan places, such as Frary’s.
How long should I stay in Venice?
We recommend at least two nights in Venice, to see the main part of the city and visit other islands, plus a possible third night to allow for a day trip.
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