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Great deal. We found it tricky locating the pick up point as there are many which look the same, however it is very close to the train station. There were 6 people on the transfer in total and very luckily the other group were dropped off first so we had the bonus of traveling down the Grand Canal at the start of our Venice holiday! The men on the boat were very friendly and took photos for us. A great way to start your holiday!
This is a pricey water taxi but avg for the price you pay in Venice. A beautiful way to arrive into Venice. Our water taxi was waiting at the dock immediately outside the train station. It was a fabulous ride.
Unfortunately it was pouring with rain on our arrival so did not get to enjoy the romance of travelling on the grand canal to our hotel. The transport was fast and efficient although crowded and there was no cover for the luggage which got soaking wet.
For first time visitors to Venice it was a stress less way to arrive when not aware of the local transport arrangements although very expensive. We now know that the local transport is easy to use and a lot less expensive than a transfer.
For those that have no more than one suitcase per person than I would recommend using the public transport as it is much cheaper and more enjoyable for sightseeing along the canal.
Overall the actual getting from A to B was nice, a good way to begin our visit. However, when we arrived, and although I had spoken to someone about arrival time the day before, we were left waiting for over half an hour, which was a little annoying after a near 2 hour train journey, especially as this was pre-paid. The journey itself was lovely.
We actually got the boat to ourselves but had to wait an hour for the boat to get there to pick us up. Also, I thought the boat would take us to our hotel but it dropped us off a little ways from the hotel, maybe 800 meters. It is a little challenging to find your hotel in Venice. We did find it after asking a local for help.
When we went to the area for the boat other boats would not acknowledge we were even in the correct area.
I had to go back to the agent and she walked us over and confirmed to wait there for our correct #water taxi.
Very poor! woman at the office just outside the train station seemed "new", other gals there kept correcting her and something seemed quite funny to them, she seemed distracted. She directed - by pointing - me to proceed to the LEFT just a few steps to get the taxi. She meant to point to the RIGHT! On the good side, they did call asking where we were. We had a kind policeman talk to them and ask that they pick us up - they were reluctant even though it was on the way. The taxi did arrive and our bags were thrown into the boat. Driver acted as if all of this business of transporting tourists was tedious. He threw bags to shore and told others to "just go straight on and ask, you will find your hotel....". He had an option to drop us on either side of a bridge - he chose the one that required us to then cross the bridge with our bags vs dropping us on the other and walking directly into the hotel. Maybe not a huge concern for someone without physical disabilities, however I had to then pay a porter to get the bags over the bridge. Very poor experience!