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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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The bus system of Venice

Don't buy individual tickets - get a full or multi day one that covers you for pretty much all travel you'll need on the water. The vaporetti on the Grand Canal tend to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Took the Vaporetto from the airport to Venice- came in at sunset- GORGEOUS! By the time we got to San Marco it was dark with the lights shining on the water. Excellent dependable service and smooth sailing =)

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Don't buy individual tickets - get a full or multi day one that covers you for pretty much all travel you'll need on the water. The vaporetti on the Grand Canal tend to be heaving (pretty sure that they don't bother with the maximum number of people warnings), but get you from place to place effectively enough. If you are... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I got off the cruise ship in Venice and could not get advice on how to get to my hotel near the Rialto Bridge.I eventually took a vappareto from the cruise harbour to St Marks square ,which was very far from my hotel.I should have taken the People Mover to the Train Station ,and then taken a vappareto from Transhceto... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It might just be a way to travel in Venice but it's also one of the best way to see Venice. Whilst travelling to your destinations, you get to view venetians going about their daily business. You see barges transporting goods, water police, water taxis, water ambulance, gondolas and much more. It really highlights the water environment. You also travel... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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163 reviews 163 reviews
83 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

40 Euro for 3 day pass (I think 7 euro per 100 minutes usually) - you don't need to pay for a gondola ride (80 euro for 30 minutes -max 6 people) when you can just jump on these and trip around. Really efficient way to get around - and fun just to jump on anyone and see where it... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Unless you want a guide for more information, this is THE WAY to move around in Venice. It is the money saviour otherwise transportation would be a real rip-off. What is so nice is that it is very comfortable and I once took it to tour the whole Grand Canal.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

By taking line 2 (stops fewer times than line 1) you sail the whole Canal Grande and have the chance of seeing all the beautiful palazzos on the way. Remember to go to San Giorgio and Giudetta as well. We bought a pass for a week, but actually we walked more that taking the bus as walking tended to much... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have bought a 48 hr pass for the ACTV water bus. It cost 30 EURO. Cheap and good as you can see many things. It can also used to travel to Murano and Burano.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A fantastic way of traveling around Venice, purchase a day travel card and save money whilst using the boats as many times you want in a day Remember though to always validate your journey at the stop or if the inspectors get on and you haven't validated your card they will issue you with a on the spot fine of... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It works both for tourists and locals. A great way to see the city. Buy a 2/3 day pass or whatever suits you, it is great value. Use it, get your monies worth and you will not be disappointed.

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