Venice Cruise Port Tours

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Cruising into the Venetian Lagoon is an unforgettable experience, as you skirt the islands to dock at the Stazione Marittima near the Piazzale Roma transport hub. St. Mark’s Square and its many-domed basilica is only a short public ferry or water taxi ride away, and the picturesque canals, bridges, and palaces of Venice await.

The Basics
Venice can be a confusing maze of winding canals and tiny backstreets for any visitor, so joining a private walking tour of the Floating City is the most stress-free way to savor its unique beauty and visit the most famous attractions while in port. Maximize your time by exploring Venice with a shore excursion that includes a water taxi ride from the cruise port down the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square and skip-the-line tickets to the more crowded attractions like the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Most Venice shore excursions include a half-day guided walking tour that takes in highlights like St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the city’s famous network of canals, bridges, and quiet backstreets. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace are the most visited attractions in Venice, so be sure to choose a tour with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Entry to most Venetian churches, including St. Mark’s Basilica, require clothing that covers shoulders and knees.
  • Private tours and shore excursions of Venice require a fair amount of walking, and comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing is recommended.
  • There are numerous canalside stops around the city where you can book a gondola ride; rates are official and posted at all the stops.

How to Get to Venice from the Venice Cruise Port
Vaporettos (public ferries) and water taxis run to St. Mark’s Square from the Stazione Marittima cruise port hourly and take about 20 minutes to make the trip down the Grand Canal; you could also walk 10 to 15 minutes to Piazzale Roma and catch the vaporetto from there, which run more frequently. Some cruise lines provide a free shuttle to St. Mark’s Square, and many shore excursions include a private water taxi to the square.

Venice Cruise Port Information
Most of the largest cruise lines stop at the Venice cruise port. Italian is the predominant language here, but English is widely understood throughout Venice. The local currency is the euro; ATMs and foreign exchange bureaus are clustered around St. Mark’s Square. 
Location
Address: Marittima-Fabbricato 248, Venice 30100, Italy
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Private Departure,Transfer: Venice Cruise Terminal to Marco Polo Airport

When your cruise ends in Venice, ensure a smooth and stress-free end to your vacation by pre-booking this convenient departure transfer to Marco Polo Airport. Your driver will meet you at your cruise terminal, help with your luggage and drive you directly to the airport in a luxury private Mercedes vehicle. Best of all: private transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have space for up to 8 passengers.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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US$147,32
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Venice Private Departure Transfer by Water Taxi: Central Venice to Cruise Port

Travel to your cruise port the easy and stylish way with this private motorboat transfer. A professional driver will pick you up at your central Venice hotel in a clean and comfortable motorboat and transport you directly to the cruise port (either Venezia Marittima or San Basilio). Relax and enjoy the ride as you whizz by Venice’s historic palaces and beautiful lagoon on the way to your waiting ship.
  • Duration: 25 minutes
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US$174,00
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  • Duration: 25 minutes
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Venice Private Arrival Transfer by Water Taxi: Cruise Port to Central Venice

Enjoy an easy, stress-free arrival to Venice with this one-way private motorboat transfer from one of Venice’s cruise ports (Venezia Marittima or San Basilio) to your Venice hotel. A representative will greet you at the cruise arrival terminal and assist you with all your baggage. Then, take in the spectacular sites of the Venetian Lagoon and canals as you speed along the water in your private ride.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$185,60
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private Arrival Transfer: Marco Polo Airport to Venice Cruise Terminal

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient private transfer from Venice Marco Polo airport to to Venice Cruise terminal. Simply book ahead for this 24-hour daily service and a driver will greet you at the airport arrivals lounge and whisk you and your party (up to 8 people) directly to the cruise terminal in a luxury Mercedes vehicle. Allow an expert to do the navigating while you sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Venice Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave your cruise ship at the port and see the sights of Venice with a private guide. The 3-hour shore excursion is tailored to you, so you decide what you want to see and when. Go off the well-trodden tourist track to visit the neighborhood of Cannaregio, or scout out the wares of Rialto fish market. Check out tucked-away churches, and then finish with a glass of wine and nibbles in a local bar. It’s a great way to see a side of Venice that many visitors miss.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$63,80
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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