Our train to Venice arrived on time, we boarded on one of the last cars and realized that the first class cars were at the front of the train. So we had a nice tour of the whole train luggage in tow. The kids were disappointed that were not sitting in 2nd class seats, they were the Harry Potter style compartments. We were fine with the 1st class car it was a nice quiet ride and we had some much needed rest. Rachel read to us from one of her travel books all about the things we could do and see in Venice/Venezia. I enjoyed watching the beautiful country side out the window. I saw a few vineyards along the way.
After arriving in Venice we caught a water taxi to our Hotel. What a great way to take in the beauty of Venice the city on water.
We were dropped off as close as the water taxi could get us to the Hotel after we checked in and got ride of our luggage. We went and found a cafe that Rachel found in her travel book. The food was wonderful and we stood at the counter and ate just like the venicians do:)