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We thoroughly enjoyed both the morning and afternoon sessions of the tour. Our guides, Gina and Marco were very good and well informed. Gina took us to all the important rooms at the Doge palace with a good sense of humour. Marco was equally funny and made the tour enjoyable even though the Basilica was closed.
This was 2 different tours. The Doge's Palace tour was excellent and the guide was amazing. The Basilica was also excellent and the guide was good, but she tended to only talk to those in front of her and didn't worry if fo were well behind on the walking tour.
Elena was the BEST guide! Very knowledgeable, passionate and fun! She was organized and took us all around Venice. We had a wonderful experience exploring Venice and visiting St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace with her. This was hands down the best tour we went on during our 2.5 weeks in Europe!
The two tours were both well organized and informative. Having headsets for listening to the tour guide are a great plus! Ariana did a wonderful job with the Doges Palace. The paintings in the palace are amazing and the jail was interesting. Sylvia also did a wonderful tour of San Marco Basilica. Very beautiful inside! We will be booking tours for Athens through Viator.
Worth every dollar. Mirco, our guide, was great, super informative and passionate. He really made the Basilica come to life. When in Venice make plans to do this tour and you won't be disappointed.
Lisa D United States of ...
This tour was incredible! Three very different ways to see the city and learn of it's culture. Our guide for Doge's Palace was so empassioned and informative. The palace itself is beautiful. Having the time in between was perfect. Had some lunch and walked around. The St. Mark's tour was spectacular - after seeing the Basilica, we toured the city - learned so much about the local culture and the history of Venice and it's residence. Finally, the Gondola ride was such an enjoyable way to end the day and because it was Sunday, we made it back in time for a 6:45 mass at St. Mark's. Fantastic tour, highly recommended!
One of the best excursions we have taken. The Palace, Basilica and boat ride on the canals were all great. All 3 tour guides were excellent.
Having a tour was the best thing to do. I really recommend it because it is the best way to learn about the city and also to skip the line to see the majestic Saint Mark Basilica with somebody explaing to you each detail os the church
What a great way to get an overview of Venice. The walking tour was informative and fun and gave us a good starting point for our time in Venice. We spent about 20 minutes in the Basilica San Marco as she guided us through several highlights. I know others had complained this was not enough but we found it the perfect amount. We ended our tour with the gondola ride which was our favorite part. No first trip to Venice is complete without floating through the waterways on a gondola. Our gondolier gave us a tour of small, hidden canals as well as the Grand Canal and told us fun information along the way. I would definitely recommend this for all ages. You do need to be mobile enough to get in and out of the gondola.
Our group of 8 four adults and four teenagers took this tour on our first day in Venice after arriving the night before. It was a great orientation to this beautiful city! All of us enjoyed the tour through Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica - just breathtaking! This tour set the standard for us on the duration of our trip through Italy - so informative and enjoyable. The walking tour was perfect - even in the misty rain. We loved this and highly recommend!
Excellent walking tour and our guide Merco was great. He was very informative and answered all our questions. He had interesting anecdotes doubt Venice and particularly St. Mark's. I learned a lot about the Basilica itself and it's history. We were not bored for one minute. Highly recommend this tour but be prepared, it says a lot of walking and it is, and so worth it!
The tour was amazing!!! St Mark and #39;s Basilica is just so beautiful. Doge and #39;s Palace and St Mark and #39;s basicilla is a must !!!
High Recommended !!!
This tour is remarkable. Worth every cent. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable with a degree in art history . Seeing the Basilica without the crowds of tourists was a treat and the moment the lights turned on and lit up the golden mosaic ceiling was a priveledge. Recommend.
A true experience. Mosel our guide took us through St Marks Basilica and Dodge and #39;s palace with expertise on art and history. We were not rushed and no crowds. We actually were able to appreciate our tour. Highly recommended.
Well organised. Knowledgeable, friendly, experienced guide. Good value for money. Small group. The tour itself is fascinating and I learnt a lot without being drowned in too much information. Visiting the Doges Palace and Basilica in the evening when the crowds had all gone meant it felt like a private and exclusive tour with time to really see and experience these beautiful and historical places.
Great package, which allowed us to do the things we most wanted to do in central Venice in a very efficient way. Skip-the-line tours of both the Basilica and Doge's Palace are definitely the way to go! Saved us lots of time and aggravation. We had a little bit of a hiccup with timing of the Grand Canal Tour a number of us were told to show up at 5:00p rather than 4:00p - but the company quickly resolved the problem and we had a lovely cruise.
These 4 tours are an excellant way to hit the highlights of Venice. The Doge Palace is a can't miss. Our tour guide was very informative weaving Venice history into the beauty of the palace. Skipping the line at the Basilica is worth the cost of the tour. Our walking tour guide pointed out hidden gems. The grand canal cruise was a highlight of our Venice visit. It was informative about the beautiful villas and neighborhoods from the canal. Our boat driver also took us through smaller canals due to extra time.
highly recommend this tour. Keep your ticket as it can be used to gain free entry to Napoleon and #39;s palace which is opposite St Mark and #39;s Basilica.
Would have liked a little more time in the Basilica
Very informative tour guide. Tour was a bit different than we anticipated. We spent 20 minutes in the Basilica which is what we went to see and the rest of the tour was walking the streets. Saw a lot of the back streets/canals but not suitable for people with walking ailments.
Great tour. Lots of information about Venice and insider information about St. Mark's Basilica. Wish we would of spent a little more time in the Basilica.
We enjoyed a stunning tour around the sights of Venice, including the Doge and #39;s Palace, the Basilica and prison, to name but a few. We had a good walking tour of the and #34;streets and #34; and bridges of Venice. Finally having a lovely boat trip along the Grand Canal and some of the adjoining smaller canals.
Really good and informative tour. Enjoyed the commentary, history and the coverage of the Basilica and especailly the Palace.
Our Doge and #39;s palace and st. Marks basilica guide had a doctorate in history and really explained Venice and #39;s history very well.
The tour of the Doges Palace was not great not because it isn and #39;t worth seeing but because the tour guide tended to babble a bit about only one theme. The basilica and walking tour was terrific because the tour guide was better.
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