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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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Best Way To See The Canal.... and to get back home!

I can't tell you how tired your feet get when you climb up and down stairs all day so having the Vaporetto to go home on was fantastic. You have to be very territorial if you want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

€7.50 for any trip no matter how short or long. So...if you use the Vaporetto, make it for long trips or walk somewhere and Vaporetto back. Venice is a city for walking as much as boating in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The best way to get around Venice is to pre-purchase a Vaporetto pass for the duration of your stay. Make sure you download a map as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I can't tell you how tired your feet get when you climb up and down stairs all day so having the Vaporetto to go home on was fantastic. You have to be very territorial if you want to keep one of the coveted spots on the deck but it is worth it! The views are fantastic and so much cheaper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived by train in Venice, and found that the Vaporetto station was right out front by the water. Before our trip we calculated how many different rides we would need to get around the Venice area to travel from/to the train station, B+B, museums and other sights, then bought our 48 hour passes on-line before leaving home, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The fare is expensive relative to other cities at €7 per trip! However, it would be much cost efficient to take a day pass (or 2-3 day passes) and relatively cheaper way to see the sites on the Grand Canal than renting a water taxi or gondola. For me it was also a chance to rest my feet while still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Buy a longer duration ticket and go exploring. And much more fun than forty minutes in a gondola for eighth euros. We did a complete round trip and all the major sights in about half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great way to travel. We got 48 hr passes and once you get a hang of how the arrival/departure and route numbers, its pretty the best mode of transport..almost like a hop-on-hop-off. We never had problems with sitting anywhere, though they are very crowded always

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Travel like the locals and use these great little water taxis. They are relatively cheap and very frequent. The plans for them are simple to follow, much like our underground tube plans and the locals are happy to help so long as you avoid their busy commuter times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were quite nieve to the fact of how you need to get around in Venice surrounding islands. Our first boat was very noisy, something wrong with the engine. As all others were much better. They give nice views of the area and for photos! Can be very bumpy when arriving at a station but I guess not much choice.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Once we arrived in Venice we took the water bus to our Hotel, after purchasing our ticket for €7 we were given no instructions as to how to use it and being it our first time in Venice were none the wiser as to how the system worked. We ended up boarding one of the boats with an invalidated ticket... More 

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Address: Address: Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice

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