Boats operate from 9.00 to 17.00 throughout the year.
Tickets are available from the Visitor Centre in Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, open 8.30 to 17.30.
What It Is
The island that we know today as the Venice, the artistic and romantic capital of Italy, is a city best explored by water. Once a cluster of 118 tiny islands, the very first settlers made all their journeys by small boats and Gondole. Today the city remains inaccessible to cars and bicycles, so instead of a traditional open-top red bus, you'll be hopping on and off of a big red boat.
This is a comfortable compromise between pricy water taxis and Venice's overcrowded Vaporetto (public boat/bus). Boats run every hour and there's plenty of seats on board for you and your companions.
This is a great option for anyone travelling with children or those who aren't keen to navigate Venice's labyrinth of streets and 400 bridges. The Hop-On Hop-Off boat stops within a short distance of all of the city's main attractions.
Board and disembark the boat at any of the marked Hop-On Hop-Off stops to explore the city or stay onboard to make a loop of the Grand Canal, this pass gives you full flexibility.
Your Experience With Venice Hop On Hop Off Cruise
Enjoy exploring Venice's top sights and lesser-known locations at your own pace with a flexible Hop-On Hop-Off boat cruise.
Save your feet and take a boat, the Venetians answer to public transport, to any of the marked stops near.
Combine sightseeing with cruising on the beautiful canals of Europe's Floating City'
Personalise you trip with a 24 or 48 hour ticket.
Take advantage of the helpful ticket office staff and free wifi aboard all boats.
What Venice Hop On Hop Off Cruise Includes?
24 or 48 hour pass to all Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing boats.
Access to free WiFi onboard.
Things Before Go
Tickets are valid from first use, not from purchase.
Boats do not run on Christmas or New Years day.
Extra boats run during peak periods.
You can use the Hop-On Hop-Off boat to reach all of the city's main attractions. http://www.tripindicator.com/view/attractions/venice.html
Is It Suitable for Me?
If you want the feel of a group tour but the flexibility to make your own itinerary that the hop-on hop-off tour is perfect for you.
Suitable for all ages and useful for groups as well as solo travellers.
The Hop-On Hop-Off cruise has mixed reviews from travellers and has an average score of 3.5 out of 5 on both Get Your Guide and Viator.
Despite this, many people who have taken the Hop-On Hop-Off boats say that it is a nice service and a pleasant way to see the city.
The main complaints are that there are not enough stops on the route.
Best Times to Visit
The Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise runs everyday.
Full loop: Santa Lucia Station, Cruise Ship Terminals, Zattere, Murano Island, Lido di Venezia, San Marco Square, Cruise Ship Terminals, Santa Lucia Station.
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