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Santa Lucia Railway Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice & Lagoon Islands: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

1. Venice & Lagoon Islands: Hop-on Hop-off Boat Trip

Relax on a boat with large windows and open spaces, for your hop-on hop-off tours of Venice. Take the tour all in one go to get a good first overview of Venice, or stop off on the way where and for how long it suits you best From Santa Lucia Central Station, the boat will lead you to the very heart of Venice: the treasures of St. Mark's Square, and the island of Murano, where you will witness the art of glass-making. From Murano, head towards the islands of Burano, famous for its bright coloured houses and lace production, and Torcello, a little oasis of quiet in the middle of the lagoon. You can also go to Punta Sabbioni, or simply return to Santa Lucia Station, with one stop only at Zattere by the Canale della Giudecca, where you can learn the art of gondola-making. Download the 5 audio-guides with 7 different itineraries on/off board, to make the most of your visit. You can download audio-guides for free through our app. Off-line mode is also available.

Santa Lucia Railway to Central Venice Shared Water Taxi

2. Santa Lucia Railway to Central Venice Shared Water Taxi

Get where you need to be in Venice with a shared water taxi boat service from Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station to the city center. The trip takes 20 minutes in total, and along the way you will get a feel for the pace of the Venetian lifestyle as you cruise along the waterways. After meeting at the Alilaguna Desk outside the station, you will be taken to your boat. Enjoy a water taxi transfer to easily reach your hotel or wherever else you want to go in the city center. 

Venice Train Station to Hotel Private Transfer

3. Venice Train Station to Hotel Private Transfer

You will be met on the arrivals platform by a licensed assistant and will escort you, making your transfer a wonderful experience. No need to waste time looking for a bus or taxi, this transfer service starts immediately and allows you to enjoy the beautiful city. Transfers from Venice's Santa Lucia Station to the Venice city center includes drop-off at hotels in San Marco area, hotels close to the train station, and other locations are available too. The service includes a meet and greet in the arrivals area, assistance, a private deluxe water taxi to the hotel or closest pier. The ride duration is approximately 20 minutes.

Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

4. Venice: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of Venice as you cruise through its canals and lagoon with an unlimited, 24-hour hop-on hop-off boat pass. Stop at top attractions like San Marco Square. Follow a guide an a 2-hour walking tour through the city's charming streets.  Travel easily around Venice on a boat tour and see the city at your own pace. Get off or stay on the boat and explore the sights that you wish to see. The main stops of the boat are at Santa Lucia Station, Punta Sabbioni, Piazza San Marco and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Enjoy facinating audio guided commentary on the boat and get access to both Line A and Line B boats. Dive into the story behind the wealth and ambition of the influential people that shaped this distinguished city on a guided walking tour held in English.  Enjoy a local glass blowing demonstration along the way. Walk over the famed Rialto Bridge and pass by Doge’s Palace. 

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What people are saying about Santa Lucia Railway Station

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 468 reviews

This is not a tour, but a hop-on hop-off boat tour with audio guides (as noted in the title). The tour provider was easy to find in San Marco and we enjoyed the clean and spacious boat rides to Murano and Burano. We did not get off at any other islands, but we enjoyed the trip around the lagoon.

Great way to see the islands outwith the Venice centre. Really easy to locate the boats at each location, timings allow you plenty of time at each stop. Would definitely recommend

Everything went great! Ship was always on time. The islands in the lagoon are really very special places!

Great option to see the beautiful surrounding islands of Venice in one day.

Excellent! I think it is the best way to visit the islands in Venice!