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sandy p 08-29-2009 09:00 PM

We are flying to Venice, staying over night on Ruby Princess. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as "how to get to Burano, Murano Islands", without going on the ships excursion.
Is it worth it to take a gondola ride ourselves, or go on a ships excursion?
Thank you in advance for any help you may give me.
Sandy P

Bub 09-01-2009 05:11 PM

Hello Sandy p,

Absolutely do the gondola ride on your own. Spend your time exploring St Marks Square and everthing around it, there is so much to see there. Enjoy !


sandy p 09-16-2009 08:29 PM

Hi Bub,
I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond. I'd like to Thank You for your help.
Sandy p

jack2007 09-20-2009 10:22 AM


Originally posted by sandy p: Does anyone have any suggestions as far as "how to get to Burano, Murano Islands", without going on the ships excursion.
I believe there is a LN water bus. The route begins from San Marks in Venice, stops at Lido, Burano, Murano and ends at Fondamenta Nove. Each ticket costs €6.5. A multi-day water bus pass is a better idea if you plan to take the water bus more often.

sandy p 09-20-2009 07:32 PM

Hi Jack2007,
Thank you so much for the help. I greatly appreciate it.
Sandy P

Bub 09-22-2009 04:29 PM

Hey Sandy,
You are welcome, you are going to have a great time. Venice is amazing so enjoy whatever you decide to do.

jack2007 09-23-2009 03:27 PM

Hi Sandy.....thought I'd also add the following.

If you decide to go for a meal when on the island of Burano, I've heard restaurant Galuppi is best avoided...I believe it's on the main street.

When you go to eat in Venice always make sure you see a menu with the prices shown before you order.Some places are really expensive like Harrys Bar.

Gondola rides are not cheap and I think the price increases in the evening.I seem to remember that by law they should have the prices and how long the ride will be, displayed but some might try to charge a higher price so be careful.
If you find the price of a ride in a gondola is too expensive then you might be interested to know the cheap way of taking a gondola ride.There are 7 crossings on the Grand canal where you can get a Traghetto.These are like ferries that take you from one side to the other for about 1 euro. They are old gondolas rowed by two oarsmen one normally standing at the back and can take up to 12 people.

I've never taken a gondola ride when I've been there but I can understand why it's so important for some people.

Uwe 10-01-2009 01:45 PM

Look here
for the timetbale from San Marco Pietà to Murano and Burano.

For more informations about Venice please have a look on this site.

Have some nice hours in Venice, my favorite town.

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