We were unable to enter the basilica do to a National holiday. That would have been nice to know. However, the tour went as scheduled and was extremely informative, well done and full of relevant information for the tourist that wants to understand the city and it's history.
Wonderful to see st Marks basilica and to hear all the history gave us all a deeper appreciation .the tour guide was very nice and answered most questions
Delivered on its promise. Tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Yes, we skipped the huge lines to the Basilica and the Doges Palace.
Very informative tour. Skipping the line for St Marks Basilica was the best. Oh and by the way the boat ride was amazing. Perfect tour for your stay in Venice.
Our tour guide, Gina, was fabulous! She was funny, informative and easily handled the group. She led us through St Mark's basilica and the laneways of Venice with ease. We had a different tour guide for the afternoon boat tour. She was great too! She told us the history of some of the buildings on the canal and about the canal itself. Between tours, we had time to wander around and experience the delicious food of Venice. It would have been nice if the tour included the Doges Palace.
We loved Elisabeth. She walked us thru history but included fun facts adding every day anecdotes. She did not let "strays" get in our way which was very important as the Basilica and the Doges Palace were quite busy,
Would be great to have more time to see St Mark's Basilica.
Excellent tour. Educated guide knowledgeable able the Basilica and the history of Venice.
Another great tour. The water was up in St Mark's Square at our appointed time but our tour guide changed the order of this walking tour until the water went down. Since we had lots of time and our tour of the Basilica was last we, in hind site, wish we had used Rick Steve's mp3 tour inside of Saint Mark's as it is hard for the tour guides to really do it up right inside these churches. I would recommend this tour.
very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. Great to skip the line for the Basilica too as the queues were very long. A "Must do" tour to learn about Venice and it's history.
Excellent guide with clear explanation and description of what we should observe and understand at a good pace for everyone. Our trip was unable to go inside the basilica(not the guide's fault) so very concerned that we did not get the full programme as advertised.
Excellent guide, excellent tour! Interesting information, I would have loved to have some extra time in the St Marc basilica, but the tour through the less known parts of the old town was what I had hoped for! non touristic, interesting and full of cultural information. I recommend this tour!
Very disappointing as the length of time in the Basilica was only about 10 minutes and felt we were not shown all as people seemed to be wandering up to the Alter etc. Hardly worth checking in rucksacks at the distant lock up for bags. Felt it was not worth the money.
The tour was excellent. Our guide was friendly and informative and gave us the most interesting insight into the history of Venice. We did beat the line at St Mark's Basilica and she gave us plenty of opportunities to take photos and ask questions. It would have been helpful if the meeting point had a signpost or name on it as several of us found difficulty in knowing if we were at the right place!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was informative and we felt we had adequate time to see everything we wanted to see. Visitors to the Basilica need to be prepared for crowds of people. We had thought the by the middle of October, crowds would have died down. This was not the case for our time in Venice. Our guide did mention that crowds are worse in the summer.
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