venice from cruise ship

Dec 29th, 2014, 01:12 PM
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venice from cruise ship

We're taking a TA cruise in Nov. departing from Venice. We'll be in Venice from one afternoon to the next afternoon. Want to take a gondola ride. Can we walk from the cruise ship terminal into Venice to catch gondola, see some sights? We are not able to fly in a day early. Appreciate information.
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Dec 29th, 2014, 01:26 PM
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>>Can we walk from the cruise ship terminal into Venice<<

It isn't walkable but is an easy vaporetto ride to the center of Venice.

But if you are in Venice prior to the cruise . . . won't you be staying that night in a hotel in Venice and not on the ship?
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Dec 29th, 2014, 01:28 PM
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The ship overnights in Venice. It departs at 1 the next afternoon.
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Dec 29th, 2014, 01:40 PM
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OK -- some ships offer shuttles, either to Piazzale Roma or possibly all the way to St Marks Sq.

gondolas are available at both places.
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Dec 29th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Thanks Janisj.
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Dec 29th, 2014, 01:57 PM
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Didn't your cruise company give you info like this: http://www.italylogue.com/planning-a...et-there.html? About half way down, there is a map showing the cruise terminal location and the St. Marks area which is probably you are heading for sight seeing. It is probably about 2 miles and yes, it is technically "walkable" by navigating narrow streets and crossing bridges, but when you can catch a frequent vaporetto from Piazzale Roma, why bother? Of course, you can take a water-taxi to speed up the trip, but unless you are a big group, per person cost will be very high.
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