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Address: Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same...
Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same scenic canals—is a ride via motorized Venice vaporetto. Think of it as public city bus on wheels, but with a far better view.
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It is the main transport system in Venice. It's very well developed and you can go everywhere. As one travel costs 7 euro is recommended to buy ACTV PASS, http: //www.actv.it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Pitesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is the main transport system in Venice. It's very well developed and you can go everywhere. As one travel costs 7 euro is recommended to buy ACTV PASS, http: //www.actv.it/. We had a 72 hour pass / 40 euro bought from P. Roma. Time begins to run from the moment of validation. For Grand Canale go with line 1... More 

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Newton, MA, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spent a good part of the day cruising around on the Vaporettos - good fun. (Admittedly, I'm a bit of a transit junky.) Cruised all the way around Venice, as well as stopping on Murano to visit the glass museum.

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Taipei
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8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We bought one day pass and we hop on hop off Vaporetto taking pictures around Venice. It's the cheapest means of transportation. The view from the boat is amazing!

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Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Vaporetto system is excellent. Even if you explore Venice by foot (and we did 20,000 steps a day) you still need to see get back to 'a' from 'b' or relocate to 'c' and walk back etc.. Then there are the islands and the views ofVenice from the lagoon. St. Marks square from the water is more impressive than... More 

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Manchester England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The only economic way to travel round Venice apart from on foot. Go for a multiple day pass for best value. 48 hours costs 30 euro. These water buses are very frequent and run day and night. Validate your ticket every time you travel. Services are often crowded. Try for a space in the bows or stern if you want... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Want to see Venice, then this is the best way to travel. I wouldn't recommend getting a 3 day ticket like we did. Just buy tickets for each journey and walk the rest of the time.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I want to share our experience using the Vaporetto for 2 days as a family of 2 Adults & 2 Children (3 years old & 8 months old) , & we had a huge Baby Stroller all the time; Plus 2 Huge Bags during our arrival & Departure. I - Baby Stroller Despite being Always Fully Crowded, we managed to... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When we arrive at Marco Polo airport we always buy a weeks vaporetto pass including bus transport to pallaza roma. We then use it at least twice a day and always get on the number 1 and just cruise up the grand canal at least twice during our stay. Also we use it to get over to the islands. We... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

December 30th 2014, my family, a party of six arrived at the Sainte Lucia train station, and purchased tickets to take the vaporetto to a stop near our hotel. We were near the front of the line, so we got on with our luggage. The boat filled up with so many passengers that we were unable move. Seriously, the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A lot cheaper than a gondola tour and in my opinion you see just as much. If you are on and off the Vaporetto, a 1-day or a 2-day ticket is probably cheaper than paying EURO 7 for every ride.

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