I am looking for any tips on how to get to the Boscolo Venezia Hotel from the Santa Lucia train station. We will be arriving July 4th to embark on a 12 day cruise departing on July 6th. My wife still has not grasped the concept of packing light so we will have a couple of large suitcases to manage over the various canal bridges. Does anyone know of the Boscolo's courtesy water taxi provides pick-up form this location or what other options we may have? Thank you in advance for the suggestions.
From a little research using the hotel website it appears from the train station take either the 42 or 52 line to the hotel. There is also mention of a free motor boat service, but not sure if that covers the your arrival at train station or simply referring to getting around on the Grand Canal.
It would be best to email the hotel using the email address shown in the link above to verify everything as getting lost in Venice (it is going to happen regardless) is frustrating yet so much fun.
Riding the ACTV is easy,
The ACTV boats are everywhere just pick the correct line shown on each pier and get off anyplace you like!
Have a great and exciting time in Venice.
I had one of the most interesting experiences once years ago when going from Ft. Worth to Austin for State PTA day. I had a small Maxima station wagon full of women and when we got to Round Rock, the traffic was start and stop. The lane I was driving in was going really well while the other lane was stopped. Then there would be a large opening in the other lane, so I'd switch lanes. That lane started going and the one I'd been in stopped. This went on all the way to Austin. Someone in the car mentioned that I must have traveled that site many times. That was actually the first for the morning traffic rush. Beginners luck and / or miracle to let us get there on time.
We are novice international travelers. We made a UK trip 2 years ago but this is our first time (other than Mexico) to a non-English speaking country. We are recent empty nesters and looking forward to new adventures. Any tips on train trave or European travel in general is greatly appreciated.
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Take the 4.1 - 4.2 Vaporetto line from S. Lucia to Orto. (4.1 goes one direction, 4.2 goes the opposite direction. You want to head towards Orto.) At the Orto stop, you'll have all flat ground to the Boscolo Venezia. Just head away from the dock, keep turning right whenever you can until you get to a canal. At that canal, turn right and pass Madonna dell Orto church and the Boscolo is just past it. It's less than a 5 minute walk, and you really can't get lost (surprisingly - it's Venice after all.) The vap ticket is about 7€ one way. You can purchase your ticket aboard the boat.
Why thank you kind Sir,
Even though some people don't believe it is worth the $100 or so, some airlines will offer to pay that fee for you with UA being one for the higher end premier members, but all it takes is a late flight that turns a two hour connection into a 45 minute dash to make the last flight of the day home and the extra time saved is more than worth it in my opinion.