Two Days in Venice

Orchestrating your ultimate Mediterranean cruise experience from Venice

How to Spend 2 Days in Venice

The Floating City offers not only canals and Carnival. Bustling markets, delicate glass factories, and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods – all in one!

You have to plan your pre – or after cruise days in Venice carefully, if you wish to see the major landmarks and immerse into Venetian culture.

Day 1

Cruise, Snack, and Explore

Morning: enjoy the Floating City from the water with a gondola or scenic boat tour.

  • An authentic gondola ride with serenade;
    a canal cruise that explores smaller, peaceful waterways.
  • Another option will be a hop-on hop-off boat tour. You will have an easy access to Venice’s landmarks.

Afternoon: a guided Doge’s Palace tour.

You will learn about Venice’s royal history and gothic architecture.

Tip: beat the crowd with precooked skip-the-line access.

Night: an exclusive after-hours St. Marks’ Basilica tour.

You will see the cathedral with a small group for a one-of-a-kind Venice experience.

Day 2

Glass, Home Cooking, and Ghosts

Morning: discover the artistic side of Venice

  • a photography walking tour,
  • a trip to the island of Murano for a Murano glass factory tour and workshop, or
  • a class devoted to learning how to paint intricate Venetian Carnival masks.


  • tour of the Rialto food market complete with traditional snacks (cicchetti) and local wine, or
  • a cooking class in the private home of a Venetian chef.

You will get an insider’s taste of Venetian food culture.


  • explore Venice’s Jewish Ghetto or
  • Dorsoduro district on a guided neighborhood tour.

Finish your trip with a nighttime ghost-themed walking tour to hear spooky stories about restless spirits.

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