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Review of the best tourist cards and city passes of Venice (Venezia); which travel cards really save you money or avoid waiting times?

Best tourist cards in Venice

Venice has a number of different tourist passes and travel cards. A number of these discount cards will really save you money and, above all, a lot of unnecessary waiting times, such as the Venice Pass and ACTV travel card. We have reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of all tourist cards, so that you can consider which Venice City Pass is most suitable for you.

1) Recommended : Venice Pass

This is absolutely the best tourist pass while this card gives access to two popular activities. The Venice City Pass gives you fast track access to the popular Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica, two top attractions in Venice city. In addition, a classic gondola ride on the canals of Venice is also included (Book your Venice City Pass here). During the booking process you can conveniently reserve your desired dates and time slots for the various activities. After payment you will receive your tickets by email or you can show them via smartphone.

This Venice City Pass includes these attractions:

  • Skip The Line entrance to the Basilica of San Marco (including Pala D'Oro, roof terrace and museum)
  • Fast track toegang for the Doge's Palace'
  • Classic Gondola Ride
  • App with audio guide for a city tour in Venice
  • 10% discount on various attractions and excursions
  • More info and reservations Venice Pass

2) ACTV Public transport card

When you plan to use public transport in Venice you always have to rely on ACTV's waterbuses (vaporettos). Book your ACTV travel card easily via this link. During the booking process you can indicate for how many days you need a travel card. You will receive a smartphone voucher, which you can easily exchange at a Venezia Unica self-service ticket machine at a Vaporetto stop or at the Venezia Unica counter at Piazzale Roma (next to the station and main bus stop).

If you want to use public transport (via water), you are always depending on ACTV in Venice. You can pre-order your tickets for the Vaporetto waterbuses, choosing between the following ACTV travel cards:

  • Regular ticket for 75 minutes (9.99 €)
  • One day tickets, which is valid for the water buses in Venice and the islands of Lido, Murano and Burano (26 €)
  • Travel card for 2 days, which is valid for the water buses in Venice and the islands of Lido, Murano and Burano (37 €)
  • Travel card for 3 days, which is valid for the water buses in Venice and the islands of Lido, Murano and Burano (48 €)
  • Travel card for 7 days, which is valid for the water buses in Venice and the islands of Lido, Murano and Burano (69 €)

Suggestion: Are you considering the use of the Vaporetto? Then download the 'AVM Venezia app' in the Play Store. This is a handy route planner from the transport company ACTV, so that you know exactly which line to take to and from your hotel.

3) Venice Museum Pass

This Venice Museum Pass is especially interesting if you plan to visit many museums. It is a pass that is valid for no less than 180 days and includes 11 museums, including a number of important museums on St. Mark's Square like the popular Doge's Palace. However, the disadvantage of this card is, that after your order, you still have to pick up the 'physical card' at one of the (central) collection locations in Venice. When booking, note that the museum card comes in two variants: the Museum Card Chorus (only interesting if you want to visit a lot of churches) and the most booked Museum Card Plus.

The Venice Museum Card Plus gives access to the following museums:

  • Fast track ticket Doge's Palace
  • Correr Museum
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Biblioteca Marciana
  • Ca 'Rezzonico
  • The house of Carlo Goldoni
  • Palazzo Mocenigo
  • Ca 'Pesaro
  • Glass Museum (Murano)
  • Lace Museum (Burano)
  • Natural History Museum
  • Info and bookings Venice Museum Pass

4) Single tickets

Sometimes it is cheaper to purchase seperate tickets instead of a Venice City Pass or Venezia Unica Card. In addition, a number of popular activities and sights are not included in any Venice tourist pass, such as the boat trip to the islands of Murano and Burano. Below is an overview of the most sold tickets for a city trip to Venice:

Venice City Pass
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