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As it is never too early to start planning for our Oct 2020 Greece cruise out of Venice.

Does anyone have any suggestions for Venice?

Restaurants, hotels, excursions, airport transfers? 

We will be arriving around noon and then boarding Rhapsody of the Seas the next day around 11.

Anybody ever taken the post cruise excursion?

Thanks for any info.

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16 minutes ago, JennyB said:

My suggestion is to take me. 🙂

 

Seriously tho, how long of a cruise is it?  What kinds of things do you usually like to do? 

We are only going to be in Venice about 24 hours before the cruise.

Just general sightseeing.

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Buy a day pass for the vaporetto and use them like a hop on hop off bus. Go out to Murano and Burano if you have time. Eat pizza and gelato. Visit St Marks but don’t eat or drink in the square. Walk a few streets back. There is a department store near Rialto bridge which has a roof terrace you can visit for free. Views over Venice are outstanding, prices in the shop extortionate. Make sure you are on deck for the sail away. If you are lucky one of the staff will be on the bridge pointing out the names of the different churches and famous buildings that you are passing. It’s the best sail-in or out you will ever experience. We are lucky enough to have done it several times and I get choked up with emotion every time. I just love the place and I hope you will to.

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15 hours ago, supergran said:

Buy a day pass for the vaporetto and use them like a hop on hop off bus. Go out to Murano and Burano if you have time. Eat pizza and gelato. Visit St Marks but don’t eat or drink in the square. Walk a few streets back. There is a department store near Rialto bridge which has a roof terrace you can visit for free. Views over Venice are outstanding, prices in the shop extortionate. Make sure you are on deck for the sail away. If you are lucky one of the staff will be on the bridge pointing out the names of the different churches and famous buildings that you are passing. It’s the best sail-in or out you will ever experience. We are lucky enough to have done it several times and I get choked up with emotion every time. I just love the place and I hope you will to.

Thanks  @supergran! I'm sure with only having roughly 24hrs in Venice , it will not be enough by a long shot, but we plan on making the best of it. Currently looking at booking a night tour of St Marks Basilica and the Doge's. The rest of the time will be us just walking and taking in all the sights, sounds and tastes of Venice. I only have a list of about 20 places to stop for food and drink! Not sure if we'll make them all, but we are going to do our best!

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6 minutes ago, FManke said:

The rest of the time will be us just walking and taking in all the sights, sounds and tastes of Venice.

There are so many places to stop and eat and drink. It's absolutely beautiful. I went with a bunch of recommendations, as did my tourmates and then ignored them all and we stopped wherever we felt like.

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5 minutes ago, ellcee said:

There are so many places to stop and eat and drink. It's absolutely beautiful. I went with a bunch of recommendations, as did my tourmates and then ignored them all and we stopped wherever we felt like.

I have a basic route and stops already planned out. Yes, 400+ days out! 🤣

I can't help it. Hi, my name is Fred and I'm an over planner.

We'll see what happens. I'm trying to be more spontaneous, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

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We were in Venice over the summer.  We took a bus from the airport to the island. We stayed in an Airbnb. Beautiful island! We only saw Doge's palace and St Mark's Basilica from the outside but they were amazing! Enjoy your cruise!

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On 8/26/2019 at 8:57 AM, FManke said:

Thanks  @supergran! I'm sure with only having roughly 24hrs in Venice , it will not be enough by a long shot, but we plan on making the best of it. Currently looking at booking a night tour of St Marks Basilica and the Doge's. The rest of the time will be us just walking and taking in all the sights, sounds and tastes of Venice. I only have a list of about 20 places to stop for food and drink! Not sure if we'll make them all, but we are going to do our best!

St Marks Basilica and Doge Palace are a must stop.  Make sure you have guide (tour).  It is worth it as the lines are long to get into these places and a guide to navigate all you will be seeing.

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On 9/2/2019 at 10:06 AM, MikeK said:

St Marks Basilica and Doge Palace are a must stop.  Make sure you have guide (tour).  It is worth it as the lines are long to get into these places and a guide to navigate all you will be seeing.

That is a must stop for sure. As mentioned above, looking at a night tour of both St Mark's and the Doge's. Small group tour. Limited to about 15ppl.

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1 hour ago, Ms Travel said:

Lived 1 hr from of Venice for almost 5 yrs. I would say to walk around and stop at anything you think is interesting. I loved just walking around and doing that.

Yes, we plan on doing a self walking tour. I have about 15 food places I want to try and we will only be there about 24 hrs! 😃

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