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What To Do in Venice for Overnight Cruise Stop

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What To Do in Venice for Overnight Cruise Stop

I am helping a friend of mine plan her itinerary for their family cruise in July. They will be flying into Venice July 10th where they will board their ship (Celebrity Summit) and the ship will be docked overnight until 4 pm the next day (7/11).

There will be a total of 14 family members taking this cruise, w/ 8 grandchildren ranging in ages from 11-19) and 6 adults. My friend has been to Venice before but would like some suggestions for places to show the grandchildren. I think a gondola ride would be expensive for 14 so would the water taxi be an alternative and where would the taxi take them? Is it possible to negotiate a group rate for 14 if they can do the gondola?

What other suggestions would anyone have for what to do on the 2nd day where they would have until 4 pm to sightsee? They would probably only have the afternoon of the first day to sightsee.

Any suggestions and websites would be appreciated.

Thank you.

May

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1. Re: What To Do in Venice for Overnight Cruise Stop

Six people is the maxium for a Gondola, a Water Taxi can takee many more but an entilely different thing,

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Private water taxis can take up to 12 or occasionally 16 but would charge 60+ euros per boat for a cruise down the Grand Canal. Alternatively you could take either the No 1 or No2 water buses down the Grand Canal from Piazzale Roma (the nearest landing stage to the Stazione Marittima where cruise liners usually dock). Tickets cost 6.10 euros each, travel free for under 4s. There are a very small number of seats outside in either the bows or the stern which give excellent views of the great Palazzi which line the Gand Canal. The views from inside the cabins are limited.

ACTV (www.actv.it) do hire out larger launches occasionally, worth enquiring. They would take you anywhere you would liek to go around Venice and the Lagoon. A trip out to Murano (glass blowing) or to the Lace Museum (and lots of shops selling mostly imported lace) on Burano might be of interest.

Or you could do this journey on the linea N ferry sailing from Fondamenta Nove. You can get to Fondamenta Nove on a 41/42 water bus from Piazzale Roma.

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Thank you for the info!

May

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