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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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Using Vaporetto with Children & Baby Stroller

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... read more

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

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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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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Perth, Australia
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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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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arrived in Venice by train and as you leave the station there you are the canal and the booking boxes for the Vaporetto [water bus]. We bought a three day ticket which takes you all around Venice, their are stops every couple of minutes at all the major attractions and also it takes you to the Islands like Lido,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed in Venice for three days in October of 2014. We bought the 36 hour pass and found it really useful. We could hop on and off throughout the day and it worked well. They will be crowded but you can get seats fairly quickly. The #1 is a slower ride and a cheap way to site see the... More 

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Durango, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Vaporetto, like most transportation in Europe run on a very accurate schedule. It is a great way to see the city and get around. They can be quite crowded leaving Ferrovia, but are still the way to go. Buy a ticket for multiple trips or days and be sure to validate it every time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I used the vaporettos extensively during our recent visit to venice. They can get you close to most sights, are reliable, and not too expensive if you buy a ticket valid for multiple trips. They are offered for 12-24-36 hour periods and the routes include the grand canal, around the perimeter of the venice area and to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The service of Vaporetto is fine. But be really careful with pickpocket. I encountered two female pickpockets working as a team. One put her hand in my pocket and another was ready to take and hide my wallet and run once the first one successed. Luckily, I was extremely alert and sensed a hand in my pocket. I grasp my... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We were in Venice for just one night and used the vaporetto from the car park to our hotel and back the next day. They run really regular and at a pace you can enjoy the sights as you go. Talk to your accommodation about which stop is the best to get off, and expect some walking. Ticketing is easy,... More 

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