Travel Budget for Venice

Regione del Veneto, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Venice?

How much money will you need for your trip to Venice? You should plan to spend around €107 ($123) per day on your vacation in Venice, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €29 ($33) on meals for one day and €22 ($25) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Venice for a couple is €111 ($127). So, a trip to Venice for two people for one week costs on average €1,504 ($1,719). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Venice for one week usually costs around €752 for one person. So, a trip to Venice for two people costs around €1,504 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,008 in Venice. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Venice can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Venice?

How much does a trip to Venice cost? Is Venice expensive? The average Venice trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Venice prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Venice can vary, the average cost of food in Venice is €29 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Venice should cost around €12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Venice is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Venice is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €22 per person, per day, on local transportation in Venice.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020
Flights to Venice

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How much money do I need for Venice?

Typical travel prices in Venice are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Venice. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Venice can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Venice Boat Ride
  • Panini Sandwich
  • Gelato
  • Souvenir Murano Glass Vase
  • Artichoke & Mushroom Pizza
  • Venice 12 Hour Transport Pass
  • Internet (Half Hour)
  • Vaporetto Ride
  • 1 Day Travel Card
  • Bell tower of St. Mark Entrance Fee
  • Gondola Ride (for Group)
  • 1/2 Liter Wine
  • Expresso
  • 7 Day Transport Card (for Two)
  • Secret Itinerary Tour- Doge's Palace
  • The Jewish Museum Admission
Typical tour prices for Venice

How much do tours to Venice cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    10 days
    $ 1265
  • Weekend in Italy Italian specialists
    1 days
    $ 35
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 1235
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 1170
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The canals of Venice are one of the most popular and emulated destinations in the world. In it's hay day, Venice was at the center of politics, exploration, arts and architecture. Today that history is still very much alive and well. The city is unlike any other in the world. The best way to immerse yourself in Venice is to get yourself lost in the alleyways. It's actually quite easy to do and you'll find yourself stumbling into the most interesting places, hidden away from the crowds of Piazzo San Marco.

Venice is really a city about atmosphere. While there is no shortage of sights, do not lose what you came here for, which is the unique environment and beautiful setting. While Venice can be crowded as a tourist destination, you can avoid much of these crowds if you get up early. Wake up for sunrise and you'll see the city when it is its most beautiful. The dramatic lighting of the sun coming above the horizon creates an absolutely surreal setting, and it is an experience you will share with very few other tourists. It is possible to see a side of Venice that many tourists miss, you just have to think creatively and plan ahead.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Venice. The weather isn't too bad and the tourist crowds are not at a peak. During the winter months, between November and January, you could see a much quieter and peaceful side of Venice, but the weather is usually cold, windy and damp. It can also be very foggy. Summer is the most crowded time, but it is still worth visiting Venice, pretty much any time of the year.

Several times a year the water levels in Venice rise and flood the city. This is most common in the colder months and it usually only lasts a few hours during high tide. Sirens sound during the flooding periods to alert residents and businesses to the hazard.
Venice is a city for wandering, but while you're wandering, be sure and stop off at some of the must see spots along the way. Of course you can't leave Venice without seeing Saint Mark's Basilica, which is centrally located in Piazza San Marco. Get up early when the light is low and the crowds are thin for the best views and photographic opportunities. Head to Doge's Palace, and also go to the top of the Bell Tower of St. Mark. If you want to do some great day trips, hop on a boat and go to Murano to see its famous glass blowing. Also, the colored town of Burano is absolutely beautiful and a great place to grab a good pastry. Either of these towns can be reached with a short ferry trip. They can also be combined into one days trip together.
The historical center of Venice is divided into six districts. These are referred to as "sestieri" and include Cannaregio, Castello, San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo, and Santa Croce. The outlying islands in the lagoon as also considered part of Venice. Some of these include Giudecca, S. Michele, Murano, Mazzorbo, Burano, Torcello, Sant' Erasmo. S. Francesco del Deserto and Lido. Mestre, on the mainland is also considered part of Venice.

Festivals and events are plentiful in Venice. Some of the most popular include Voga Lona, or a manpowered boat race, Regata 'Storica, which displays historical Venetian boats, the Venice International Film Festival, and of course, Carnival of Venice.

Venice also makes for a great base to explore some of the nearby countryside and smaller cities in northeastern Italy. Lake Garda, Verona (for Romeo and Juliet), Padua, and the Prosecco region are just a few ideas. Another great trip is to venture to the Dolomites from Venice to take in the beautiful mountain scenery.
Food and Dining
There are some very good restaurants in Venice that offer local cuisine. Pizza in the city is considered some of the worst in Italy and is best avoided, but local specialties like polenta and risotto with cuttlefish ink sauce are usually of great quality and highly recommended. After all, Venice does sit on the shore. Restaurants can be hit or miss though, so it is best to do some research and read reviews before you choose a place. In general, avoid the places where there are waiters outside asking for your business. If you're looking for suggestions, here's a thorough guide to finding great food and restaurants in Venice. With so many restaurants focused on tourists, make sure you read some reviews or look for suggestions.

One beautiful area to dine is near the Rialto bridge. There is a row of restaurants with tables by the canal. You can eat by the lights of the canal and enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience. Prices can be inflated though, so make sure you look at a menu before choosing a spot.

Venice is easily walkable because there are no cars. You can walk around the Rialtine islands, or the main part of Venice, from one end to the other in about an hour. Obviously you will want much more time to explore the sights and get lost, though (and you will likely get lost - it's one of the best things to do). There are also vaporetti, or water buses as well as water taxis that you can take. Vaporetti's are a good way to get around, as they are essentially buses that travel on fixed routes, and they are much cheaper than water taxis. Gondola rides are a popular activity, but these are more for scenic tours than for transportation. You will find them to be expensive, and you should plan to spend at least €30 to €40 or more for a ride.
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2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Burano and Murano

By backpackguru
Definitely don't pass up Murano, great for glass blowing, and Burano, famous for it's colored houses that line the beautiful canals. The two towns can be combined into a single day trip, and it's a great way to get out on the water and explore outside of Venice proper. Both towns are quite quaint and lovely. We particularly enjoyed eating some homemade pastries by the canals in Burano. Definitely build this day trip into your holiday and you won't regret it.

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