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Vaporetto

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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
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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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$91*
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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Chaotic but a must.

Can be completely chaotic as people scramble to get on board, especially if you're starting at the train station. You may have to stand for some time but eventually the numbers... read more

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London
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268 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Can be completely chaotic as people scramble to get on board, especially if you're starting at the train station. You may have to stand for some time but eventually the numbers thin out and it becomes less of a crush. It cost about €7/€8 each for a 75 minute slot which is ample to get to St Marks (includes going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We bought a 3 days transport pass at one of ACTV outlets. I believe it represents great value for money as you can hop on and hop off any vaporetto in Venice though out the day. For example, we took line 4.1 from Guidecca around the west side of Venice to Murano. On the way back from Murono we took... More 

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Thank Ieme d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have problems walking or at the end of a busy day, then the Vaporetto is a great way to get round the city. I enjoy just jumping on and sitting out the back and having a tour of the city from the water - which is the best way to see the grand buildings

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can be a little challenging, especially when you arrive at the train station. What a frenetic scene for us! It pays to study a bit before you arrive - buying, validating and figuring out the maps. Once you've done that, it is an easy way to hop on and off this water bus. Certainly cheaper if you buy a 1,... More 

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Thank Ron H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a combination of walking and vaporetto travel, all the amazing sites and locations of Venice are open to you. With a few minutes of study, the system of transport opens options to you. The vaporetto out to Murano and Burano are easy and inexpensive. We opted for the 72 hour card, and purchased at the train station upon arrival... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One day we sat on the back ( outside) of the Vaporetto and took a one hour tour of the Grand canal- it was brilliant. Also, one dy we got lost and ended up at the other end of the island to where we should have been so took the Vaporetto all the way round and back to San Marco-... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The vaporetto was such a pleasure to use. They were punctual, helpful with luggage and bags, friendly, and very convenient

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overcrowded, expensive, 7.5€ per trip or 20€ for day trip, of course private taxi is much more. Staff is not very friendly, depends on the persons. It's like a bus and you need a lot of time to go to Murano or Burano, plus minus 60 minutes to go there from San Marco so you need at least a day... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you first get to a Vaporetto stop and look at the notice boards and automated ticket machines you'll be super confused, and when I was there no-one around seemed to know how they worked either! Ignore them, just look at the map and see which number boat you need to get on, then once you are on buy the... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used the vaparetti in Venice both for a quick way to get from place to place and as a method to sightsee. A vaparetto is basically a water bus, going from stop to stop according to pre-determined routes. They aren't cheap, but when you buy passes for 1, 2, or 3 days, the expense goes down dramatically. Beware the... More 

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