I am working on our itinerary for Sept 27-30 and need some help. We are 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 and 13. We arrive by train at Venezia S Lucia at 2:20pm. We are staying near Rialto Mercato stop. Should we take the Vaporetto or walk? This will affect which vaporetto pass we need. We fly out of Venice on Sept 30 at 12:30pm. I am also wondering about the churches, some are free but extra for crypt sacristy or campanile, others are 3 euro, but I could get a family chorus pass if we were going to a few. I had also planned to check out a few of the islands, though that seems to be recommended against on here so I'm wondering why and what I could substitute if we don't do that.
Sept 27 Friday:
Walk or Vaporetto to Rialto Mercato and check into apartement
options Rialto area, Mt Mark's square or San Giorgio Maggiore with Campanile
Sept 28 Saturday
St Marks Basilica
Palazzo Ducale on our own(not SI tour)
possibly walk to Accademia Bridge and La Salute Church
*San Giorgio Campanille if not done
Sunday Sept 29
Walk around neighbourhoods, possibly check out some churches (note Sunday opening times)
Monday Sept 30
Vaporetto and Bus to airport.