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“The only way to get around! A MUST DO in Venice TIP Included”
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Vaporetto
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US$93.66*
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat
Ranked #1 of 21 Transportation in Venice
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. Follow us on social network search for "muoversivenezia"
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“The only way to get around! A MUST DO in Venice TIP Included”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

It's cheap to take these water taxis up and down the Grand Canal. Many stops and many "buses" so you never have to wait too long.

TIP - Take the one that goes off the Grand Canal and to the backside (west side) of the island. It's like taking a harbour tour around the city. Great views and picture opportunities abound and it'll always circle back to the Grand Canal at the end. Great way to "tour" the side from the outside!

Visited November 2013
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“Use it to your advantage!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

If you can deal with the crowds, it is a great and easy way to navigate around Venice! The #1 boat is the most crowded as it makes all the stops along the Canal. We wanted a 36 hour pass and were told to buy it on the boat....that was a mistake as they only sell 12 and 24 hour passes on the boat...you have to go to a Vaporetto Office to buy the 36 hour pass. We were already committed once aboard, so we bought the 24 hour pass for 20 Euros each. The 12 hour pass is 18 Euros, so clearly a 36 hour pass at 25 Euros is a much better deal........live and learn!
We also took the #2 boat for a Grand Canal tour on our last day. A good tip is pick it up at San Marco where it begins.....be first in line and sit up front for unobstructed views!

Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Vaperretto No.1”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This Vaperretto ran from San Stae which was the closest to our hotel as far as you wanted to go, in fact we went out to the Lido for lunch and came back to the Rialto Bridge got off and then got on again and went back to San Stae. This is a brilliant service, we paid 18 euros for a 12hour ticket and you can get on or off as many times as you like, there is so much to see Venice is an amazing place, this is the way to see it unless you want to spend 80 euros on a Gondola or 120 euros on a private motor launch. Make sure you note which Vaperretto you need as there are several.

Visited May 2014
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“Novel public transportation, good value for getting around Venice”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is Venice's public transportation system, not a tour boat with announcers pointing out the sites. However, it is an efficient and predictable way to get around Venice that is charmingly different than any other public transport system you're likely to encounter.

With individual vaporetto tickets costing 7 Euros each, we found it much more economical to buy an unlimited 48-hour vaporetto pass for 30 Euros and get on/off as needed. Get a map of the vaporetto stops for the Grand Canal and the Lagoon, and you're all set. I recommend taking the No. 1 or 2 vaporetto and just stay on it until you can finally get a seat outside at the back of the boat. Then just ride the route again and enjoy the sights.

Be sure that before initially boarding any vaporetto that you validate your pass at the little meter machine (do make sure it "beeps") on every dock portal before boarding any boat. If the polizia inspect your pass and find that you didn't validate it, the fine is 52 Euros each.

Visited May 2014
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Subic, Philippines
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“Good form the price”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Why use money for a gondola when you can see must more on a vaporetto and you can go all over the city. Use 1 day on your feet and the second with the canal bus, and then you have see the most

Visited May 2014
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