We went on 3rd September so had to take a more roundabout route up the coast due to storms the night before. This dropped at least an hour off the time in Venice. Safety first, but be aware that above may happen.
Even if there wasnt the storm, be aware that you only get about 4-5 hours in Venice as the transfer from harbour/San Marco and vice versa takes about 30 minutes each way.
Pickup and drop off were excellent with a hotel door to door service.
Given the choppy water, the trip over and back was good, staff very friendly. Trip back was by the direct route and about 3 hours.
Reps in Venice also very friendly and knowledgeable
The company recommended meal is excellent value and was very tasty with lots of wine.
Gondola ride was a bit disappointing. It was a conveyor belt of Gondolas. At times it felt as if we were in a traffic jam.
Overall, I would recommend this trip if you are aware this is going to be a VERY long day (pickup to drop off was 16 hours) with a limited practical time (maybe 4-5 hours) in Venice.
Paul M., United Kingdom
On excursion: One Day Catamaran Boat Tour to Venice from Pula