Ljubljana to Piran to Venice by boat

Visit Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, by catamaran via green Ljubljana and picturesque Piran

Duration
~ 15 hours
Start
Ljubljana
Schedule
Wed, Sat
Price
from 209€

Highlights on Venice by boat day trip from Slovenia

  • Fast boat ride across the Adriatic
  • Experience the magic of Venice
  • Iconic St. Mark’s Square
  • Legendary Bridge of Sighs
  • Grand Canal, the most remarkable water street
  • Rialto Bridge, one of the most famous bridges in the world

Description of Venice day trip

As you travel from Ljubljana towards the Slovenian coast, you will see the countryside change from a subalpine continental landscape to the Karst and the Mediterranean climate of the northern Adriatic. Arriving in the incredibly picturesque town of Piran, you will already witness the influence of Venetian architecture that adorn its quaint seaside streets. It is there that you will board the speedy catamaran for the famous Italian “Floating City”.

The boat ride takes approximately two hours. Upon entering the Venetian lagoon, a scenic 45-minute route will take you through the canals to San Basil. Before disembarking at San Basilio port in Venice, you will be given the possibility to book a comfortable sailing from the port to St. Mark’s Square that will save you a 40-minute walk to the centre. For those who choose not to book a boat ride, a guide will escort you to the city centre. Upon arrival at St. Mark’s Square, you hear all about the old and new Procuratie, Ala Napoleonica,Belltower, Clock tower, Basilica of St. Marks, Doges Palace, Library and the famous Bridge of Sighs. You will also have plenty of free time to walk to the Rialto Bridge. Departing from Venice we will sail past the city centre and Lido Island and exit the lagoon the same way we came in, then cross the Adriatic back to Piran.

Included in price

English speaking guide
Return van transfer Ljubljana - Piran - Ljubljana
Return boat ride Piran - Venice - Piran
Guided tour of Venice
from 209€ / person

Important

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Please bring your passport (no border checks but you have to have it)
  • Snacks and beverages are not included
  • Shared group trip of max 8 people
  • Private tour available with extra charge
  • Minimum number of guests applies
  • Pick-up available at 4 designated spots in city center, extra charge for accommodation pick-up
  • The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge
Talk to our day trip expert
Jovan

Itinerary

  • 5.00 am Departure from Ljubljana
  • 7.00-10.00 am Boat ride from Piran to Venice
  • 10.00-4.30 pm Venice
  • 4.30-20.00 pm Boat Ride from Venice to Piran
  • 9.30 pm Arrival to Ljubljana

The boat was fantastic and so was the guide. Interesting way to see Venice and the Adriatic. Visiting Venice was a dream come true, thank you.
Lina Withers
This was a great idea to do! This day was spectacular. I feel like I know so much more about these places now, the guide was good. We even saw Trieste from the catamaran.
Vivian Reid
Venice is a true highlight of our trip, and this one really covers the old city well. My wife was a bit anxious at first about taking a boat, but we are pleased with the service provided. Very professional and well worth the money.
Tyson Bourne

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet for the day trip?

There are 4 designated pickup and drop-off locations that we use in downtown Ljubljana (see the options when booking). Your driver will be driving between multiple pickup locations, so we kindly ask you to allow a 20-minute window for your pickup, although we will do our best to be there on time. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that with a surcharge of 9€/booking.

Is there lunch at a restaurant or do I have to bring my own?

You have the option of both. We have a time slot reserved for lunch on each tour, always somewhere with (usually local) restaurants handy. That said, you can always pack your own picnic lunch and eat it wherever and whenever you like. This might sometimes even save time in order to fit a bit of extra sightseeing into your day.

How fit do I need to be for Venice by boat day trip from Ljubljana?

The best thing about our day trips is that they can be tailored to your own level of fitness. Most of the tours are designed with different activities available, so the choice is entirely yours. Please consult the difficulty section under a specific day trip to see what the difficulty level of the tour and particular activity is.

I am travelling on a budget - what if I can’t afford all the extras?

Don’t worry. Our day trips are planned with everyone in mind. If you find an entrance fee too expensive, or you are unsure if you are willing to spend so much of your budget on entrance fees, our guides will always have some free alternatives ready for you. From taking a short hike and finding that perfect photo opportunity, to relaxing in a beautiful spot, we have got you covered.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

What should I wear for a day trip to Venice? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off at for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

How do the “extras” work?

There is so much to do in Slovenia, so we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. We set up some of the most popular activities in the areas of your visit and listed them as extras. The choice of how many and which you would like to do is entirely yours. When you arrive to a destination, such as Lake Bled, the itinerary always allows for any additional activities you might want to do, like visiting Bled Castle or taking a traditional boat ride to the island. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you know everything you need to know. It is always exciting when people come away from the same trip enriched by different adventures and can share and compare their experiences along with the tons of photos they have taken.

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