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Canal Grande

Venice, Italy
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

So much activity. So much history. And the Biennale art exhibit popping up everywhere that you expect (and don't expect) to see it.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed yesterday

The Grand Canal cuts its way through all of the island of Venice. We got the transportation passes that included the buses and the Vaporettos. This was a really good way to cover Venice as the Vaporettos will take you to almost all of the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I'v never seen so many different boats in such a chaotic environment with seeming no collision regulations or other rules-of-the-road being applied! I am truly surprised that in the five days we were in Venice we didn't witness one collision, minor or catastrophic! Amazing, entertaining,...More

Thank Flombergasp
Reviewed yesterday

Take a Vaporetto day ticket. Try to get a space at the open rear to appreciate the variety of canal traffic applying the Italian art of "near misses" A no1 from St Marks will give you an unparalleled view of the major sights on the...More

Thank djstrud
Reviewed yesterday

Must see and it didn't disappoint. Fabulous at any time of the day! You must use the waterbus service; avoid the water taxi's which were pricey!

Thank ChrisB090
Reviewed yesterday

Venice in all its glory. Cruising down the Grand Canal is what Venice is all about. Gondolas everywhere and small places to sip espresso and just watch everything.

Thank RandR1948
Reviewed yesterday

The Grand Canal is the main arterial water route through the heart of Venice. Travel Tip, private water taxis are luxurious but expensive. Grab a 1, 2, 3 week Vaparetto (water bus) ticket and you can use all the water busses to move up, down...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This canal, is I suppose the main road thru Venice ! What a hive of activity it is ! Could sit and watch the comings and goings all day, the public trans port is a great way to travel on it! Gondolas are very expensive...More

Thank lebena
Reviewed yesterday

This is Venice. Amazing architecture. If you have time take gondola or water taxi,to see it from another angle.

Thank Marija P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a good tour. Small group on a taxi boat. Good way to see canals. Not cheap for what you get ... but if time is limited then do it

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Are there any hotels that have a spa? Steam and saunas separate male and female? Close to St Marks.
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Bianca M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some hotel that have spa: -the Hotel Ai Reali 4stars; -the Hilton Molin Stucky in Giudecca Island, in front of San Marco square; -The Marriot Hotel, Island Delle Rose, in front of San Marco square. These spa... More
We are taking a cruise on June leaving from Venice. We are staying at a hotel in the Carnaregio area. What is the best way to get to the Stazione Maritime. We know there are private water taxis but they are very expensive. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your comments
May 10, 2017|
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Response from R0shanna | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a lot of luggage - or if you are willing to walk - that is the best and easiest. Just google the stazione marittima and then click directions, then write in your hotel and look at the map. Venice is... More
Any recommendations on a good gondola service to book for a private gondola ride for 2 in Venice?
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Sue G | Reviewed this property |
All along the canal you can get a gondola ride. Most are 80-100 euros. It is for a half hour. Be aware not all of them wear the nice uniform, my perception was striped tops, black trousers and a boater, this was not always... More