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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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Cheap public transport.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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151 helpful votes 151 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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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The vaporetto is THE vehicle of choice while in Venice. Economical, scenic, and worry-free, you can can see the different islands of Italy (I strongly suggest visiting Murano).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An arcipelago of 117 islands connected by 409 bridges!! Venice is truly unlike any other city I have visited. The only modes of transport within the lagoon area ( the major tourist destination) is either on water or by foot- unimaginable but true!! There are no buses,cars,cycles ,bikes , no honking, no overtaking !!! The better known and more romantic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I know it's obligatory to take a gondola ride when in Venice, but the whole gondola thing looked so cheesy (and overpriced) to us when we got there, that we decided against it. Instead we took a ride on a vaporetto from San Marco to Piazzale Roma for 7 euros. It took us all along the Grande Canal and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

What a brilliant way to travel:) had such a fun time getting around venice and even got to Burano! Easy and safe, get out and adventure!!

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