Tours in Venice - Italy on a Budget tours - Italy #1 tour operator for 18-39's students, backpackers and travellers on a budget. Lots of days tours, short breaks and adventure holidays in the main Italian destinations; Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Amalfi coast and lots more.


Once in Venice, our team recommends doing them all ! 


You can't leave Venice without taking a gondola ride! A visit to Venice is not complete unless you take a gondola ride down the world-famous Grand Canal. Enjoy Venice from the privileged view of a condola, accompanied by its gentle movements.   A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water. You will be enthralled by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work. You’ll also explore many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos and breathe in the Italian culture, all the while being cradled in the atmosphere unique only to Venice. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana). DETAILS: San Marco Giardinetti c/o Alilaguna ticket counter (arrive strictly 15 minutes prior to departure). 12:00pm - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - 5:00pm 30mins approx Daily - Please reach at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts. Venice can be a labyrinth so you want to give yourself enough time to reach the right meeting point. - This is not a private tour, so you will have others along to make it all the more festive and fun! - Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola. - There is no serenade (singing) or commentary on this Gondola option. - Minimum number of people per gondola is 4 and the maximum number of people is 6 - As no explanation are needed, this tour does not foreseen language services € 32.00 pp     IMPORTANT: We recommend you to print all pages of the voucher you will receive after booking to present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

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Discover the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in one day! Take a 4 h trip to Murano for the exquisite glasswork, Burano for lace and its pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages and finally to Torcello for Venice’s first cathedral by boat – the islands in the lagoon in Venice make for some very engaging sightseeing.   WHAT'S INCLUDED Boat transportation to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands Boat tickets Blowing glass demonstration Local guide on board Multilungual commentary Perfect for all ages DETAILS: DAILY 9:30am - 11:00am - 2:30pm Summer Schedule 11:00am Winter schedule Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing Alilaguna ticket office by the Royal Gardens - 5 mins walk from St. Mark's square. Please verify the map on your voucher. You need to show your e-voucher at the ticket office and exchange it with the boat ticket.  The boat will depart from Alilaguna pier opposite the Alilaguna ticket office. € 25.00pp 4h   IMPORTANT TO KNOW: - Passengers have to reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure. - You will have around 30 minutes at leisure to explore each island - Tour will not operate in the event of bad weather. Your tour will either be rearranged or a full refund offered. - The tour is not private but shared with other guests not belonging to the same party in fact Italy on a Budget tours is not the direct organiser of this tour and we collaborate with a local agency. This means that the target of the partecipants is varied. It is important for us if you could send us your feedback after the tour by email in order to understand if the service offered is up to your espectation and high standard - The entrance fees to churches in Torcello is not included. - The morning of the Vogalonga Regatta tour does NOT operate. - The afternoon of the Historical Regatta tour ends at “Fondamente Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area. - The afternoon of the Burano Regatta tour does not stop in Torcello.

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A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice especially if there is a serenade on board! A pleasant and relaxing “promenade” with gondolas with a musician on board of one of the gondolas which will accompany your trip along the inner canals of the city. The Grand Canal has been called ‘the finest street in the world”. As your gondola flows through its shimmering waters, you will see a boulevard of baroque palazzo dating from the 12th to the 18th century. Share a 40 minute Gondola Cruise with other travelers along the canals of Venice and be entertained with music and song as you glide along the Canals of enchanting Venice. With music filling the air and the wonderful Baroque buildings reflected in the waters – a Gondola ride is truly the best way to experience the magical city of Venice. This is not a private tour, your Gondola will be shared with others, if you are looking for a more intimate experience we do also offer the private gondola for 2. DETAILS: WHEN Daily DURATION 40mins STARTING TIME 01 Apr - 31 Oct: 1830h (6:30pm) and 1930h (7:30pm) MEETING POINT Tour departs from “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio” in front of hotel Gritti, Venice, 30124. Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing. PRICE € 41.00pp   PLEASE NOTE: 1.Tours will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund offered. 2. Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 3.The tour is not private, your Gondola will be shared with other guests, there can be up to 6 people per gondola. Seats will be allocated by the gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola. 4.The Gondolas are accompanied by a singer + a musician. There is not one singer for each Gondola instead Gondolas travel in a group to allow multiple Gondolas to listen to the same musicians. 5. Please note that due to the popularity of the Gondola ride, the boarding area is likely to be crowded. 6. Refunds cannot be offered in the case of late arrivals and no shows. 7. Tour does not operate on 18 July (Redentore) and on 06 Sep (Historical Regatta)

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Vacation in some of the most famous Italian cities in 8 days Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre and the Chianti Region with a passionate team of locals. Explore these citie...
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Visit the most famous Italian cities in 7 days. ROME - FLORENCE - PISA - CINQUE TERRE - VENICE with a local crew. Experience the most important Italian cities with your experienced and fun Italian team for a real Italian adventure. ITINERARY: Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome  DAY 2: Old city centre & Vatican city DAY 3: Free morning in Rome - Florence  DAY 4: Pisa & Cinque Terre day tour - Florence DAY 5: Full day in Florence DAY 6: Venice Sunday DAY 7: Check out Venice    WHAT'S INCLUDED: 6 night accommodation ( 2 in Rome, 3 in Florence and 1 in Venice ) Welcome drink in Rome Sunset orientation walk of Rome passing by the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Vittoriano with plenty of photo stops 2 course dinner in Rome on the first night with Traditional Roman dishes including carbonara pasta Morning orientation walking tour of Ancient Rome passing by The Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, Navona Square, Castel Sant'Angelo and end in front of San Peter’s Square Welcome drink and "aperitivo" buffet food in Florence Orientation walk of Florence and its historical centre with photo stops at the Duomo, The old bridge “Ponte Vecchio” and Signoria Square Orientation tour of Oltrarno district up to Piazzale Michelangelo for jaw-dropping views of Florence at sunset  Train tickets to Pisa & Cinque Terre  Photo stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa with free time to climb it Train hopping between Riomaggiore, Vernazza & Manarola in Cinque Terre with free time to swim  Train tickets to Florence and Venice on fast speed trains Orientation tour of Venice through the narrow alleys and canals including the visit of St Mark’s Square and Rialto bridge.  Maps, info and tips about all places Full-time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders Assistance pre departure DETAILS DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts every Monday and ends on Sunday in Venice at 10:00 am  ROOM TYPE: Multi-share dorm -  Private or Share double/twin room- Single room TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. This is a perfect tour for those who are visiting Italy for the first time and don't have the fortune to spend but still want to see as much as possible in a week with a local team. TRANSPORT: We believe there is no better way to truly experience everything a country has to offer than exploring it by foot and with local transport to immerse yourself in its culture. The primary means of transportation of this trip between the cities is by fast speed train.  TOUR LEADERS: You might have different tour leaders during the week and not the same one for the entire time as we always opt for guides who are local GROUP SIZE: min. 4 - max 15 *** Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM   What people say about this tour  " Buongiorno Itallia " Sasa and Alex were the best guides!! They were so knowledgable and funny and we loved spending the few days on the tour with them. Everything was so well done and professional. We got to see so much in a short time and for a very good price. This was the best tour we found in Italy and Sasa and Alex made it even better! The hostel they set us up in was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in. The transportation with either the bus or the train was very efficient, nice, and fun!!   read more

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9 Days to discover the best of Northern Italy Visit some of the most famous Italian cities Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como and lots more in small groups and with the guidance of our local team. It is the perfect mix of free time and group activities.  ITINERARY: DAY 1 : Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food DAY 2 : Full free day in Florence DAY 3: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre DAY 4: Venice - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 5: Full free day in Venice DAY 6: Day tour to Verona DAY 7: Milano - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 8: Day tour to Lake Como & Como DAY 9: Check out   WHAT'S INCLUDED 8 nights in our favourite budget accommodations Welcome drinks and food in Florence Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget team Train tickets to Venice, Verona and to Milan on a fast speed trains Day tour to Pisa & Cinque Terre Boat tour on the Lake Como to Bellaggio and Varenna. Orientation walks in Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Verona, Milan, Venice & Lake Como led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders Maps, info and tips about all places DETAILS DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on Sunday and end on Monday in Milan after check out ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 8 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  3 nights in Florence ( Hostel ) - 3 nights in Venice ( Hostel in Venice Mestre ) - 2 nights in Milan ( Hostel ). ROOM TYPE: Room based in Multi-share - Private double/twin - Single  TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own.  GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15 Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM       NOTE:  1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Florence whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon (8:00pm approx ). DID YOU KNOW THAT... TRAVEL MORE: Combine the LET'S GO NORTH with our > LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday to Sunday > AMALFI COAST TRIP from Thursday to Sunday > BEST OF TUSCANY from Monday to Thursday OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Tours you can join in Florence on your free day: - The Tuscany Experience - Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region - The Grape Escape winery tour Tours you can join in Venice on your free day: - 30M Gondola Ride in Venice - Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands ADD NIGHTS:  It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply add them to your booking before checking out. PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay a € 100 deposit only at the time of the booking and the remaining balance in full 45 days prior the tour. See Terms & Conditions for more details  - Add a Trip cancellation insurance to your booking to have the freedom to cancel your trip for literally anyreason from 8h up to 14 days prior the trip and be reimbursed for a 75% of the non-refundable trip costs. What people say about this tour "Me and my friend had an amazing experience on the Let's Go North tour. Every one of the guides were friendly, accommodating, and insightful. They definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were getting the best out of the experience. I loved everything about the places we visited and the hotels we stayed at. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience Italy the true Italian way!"   "Italy on a Budget was a great experience if you're wanting to have freedom as a traveler as well as it reduces the stress of having to organise public transport in other countries as it is already organised for you. Overall the tour is a great experience and you have great team leaders to help you in your travelling adventures. Although we could have organised everything ourselves, it’s the knowledge, information and support from the tour guides that is priceless. Being exposed to local food, accomodation and locally run activities I left saying “this is why we left the planning to someone else” Thanks guys, we will be back."   read more Want to see more of Italy? Combine the Let's go North with our  7D LET'S GO SOUTH  

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Visit the best of Italy with our 13 day tour "Mamma mia!" departing from Rome. Step back in time as you explore the historic streets of Rome, drink the best wines in Tuscany, swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterrenean sea and lots more. In this 13 days you’ll get to know the top destinations of Italy. This tour is the perfect combination of organized activities and free time for you to explore this amazing country. You will get to know not only the ancient city of Rome, its ruins and fountains, the beautiful and artistic city of Florence, the narrow streets and canals of Venice and the enchanting amalfi coast, but also the Tuscan countryside and its wine, the picturesque coast of Cinque Terre, amazing pizza in Naples and more.   ITINERARY: Monday    DAY 1 :   Welcome to Rome  - Orientation walk & dinner DAY 2: Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican City & lots more DAY 3 : Full free day in Rome DAY 4 : Pompeii - Sorrento DAY 5 : Full day in Capri island DAY 6 : Day tour to Positano & Amalfi coast   DAY 7 : Naples - welcome to Florence DAY 8 : Day tour to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region with wine tasting DAY 9 : Day tour to Pisa and the Cinque Terre  DAY 10 : Full free day in Florence  DAY 11 : Arrival to Venice - Orientation walk of the city centre  DAY 12 : Free morning - Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands  Saturday DAY 13 :  Check out   WHAT'S INCLUDED 12 nights in our favourite budget accommodations Welcome dinner in Rome Welcome drink and buffet "aperitivo" in Florence Sunset orientation walk of Rome passing by the Colosseum, the Roman forum and the Vittoriano  Scenic boat tour around Capri island to see the Green Grotto, White Grotto and Faraglioni rocks Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders Train tickets to Naples, Venice and to Florence on a fast speed trains Sunset walking tour of Sorrento old town and its hidden spots Entry tickets to Pompeii archaeological site Panoramic guided drive by private bus to explore the Amalfi coast stretching along the winding street Boat ride to Capri island Private transport on days 8 and 9 Wine and olive oil tasting in Tuscany Light lunch at a local winery Boat tickets to Murano, Burano & Torcello islands  Orientation walks in Florence, Rome and Venice led by the Italy on a Budget tours tour leaders Local and passionate local tour leader & drivers  Info and local facts of each destination  Small group tour DETAILS DEPARTURES: Every Monday from April till Mid October. The tour starts on Monday at 5:00 pm and ends on Saturday in Venice Mestre at 10:00 am  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 3 nights in Rome ( hostel ) - 3 nighs in Sorrento ( camping village ) - 4 nights in Florence ( hostel ) - 2 nights in Venice ( hostel or camping village in Venice Mestre ).  ROOM TYPE: Multi-share - Private double/twin  - Single TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. Your tour leaders and the composition of your group may change in certain days as the groups are small and we want to make sure you can meet as many new fellow travellers as possible. GROUP SIZE: min. 4 - max 15 *** - SPECIAL OFFER - check out our Travel Deals page   WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THIS TOUR   "Italy on a budget has been the most amazing experience ever" I've never been to Europe before and am travelling alone. After booking the Mama Mia tour with them I can safely say I will be back and use there services again. All the guides have perfect English, vast knowledge of all the areas in which I travelled to (the arts, history, activities, food and wine). Professional, friendly on time, over and above helpful. I would highly recommend this company and a huge thank you to my wonderful tour guides Sasa, Alessandro, Alice and Mariana I am so grateful to all of you for making my holiday so incredible. I would highly recommend Italy in a budget to anyone travelling for your tour company. Forever thankful"   "Just finishing up one of the best holidays of my life" We wanted to see Rome, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre/Pisa, Florence and Venice so booked the Mamma Mia tour and it was perfect! The tour had the flexibility to do our own things as well as the security of an organized tour with someone helping us along the way. Excellent customer service from the office as well as the guides! Accommodations were clean, comfortable and convenient locations to sights. Special thanks to Sasa and Veronica! You were both amazing!"    Read more review...   Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE & INSTAGRAM   

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