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Was great walking tour - very informative win humour!
Venice is a dream. Our guide Elise made us feel welcomed and answered all our questions. The walking tour in the morning with time for lunch and a rest before boat ride at 5:30 was perfect. Highly recommend this tour.
no skip the line was available. otherwise a great tour and suburb guide
We really enjoyed this tour, although we were surprised to hear that the 'Skip the line' tour that we booked to get into St. Mark's Basilica wasn't actually a Skip the line tour. This facility wasn't actually available until April 1st, so we had to queue up like everyone else anyhow. It was Easter weekend and very busy. Our tour guide, Sabina I think was excellent. She was engaging and interesting. However, the time we spent inside the Basilica was very limited. I'd definitely recommend booking this tour, but make sure to read the small print to ensure that you are getting what you think you're booking, i.e., skipping queues.
the tour was very good,and the guide was excellent good knowledge of everything,very informative and funny with it. he made the tour.
Loved, Loved, Loved Venice!! We were skeptical to visit but were pleasantly surprised! Our tour was easy to find at St Mark's stop. You do need to buy a water ferry pass for the day if you come from the train station and it takes about 50 minutes to reach the main square. We walked all around the plaza, went inside the Cathedral in the early afternoon and then took a boat tour. Since the inside Cathedral lights are only lite from 11-12:30pm to really appreciate all the gold interior be sure to do the morning tour as you may miss a lot in the afternoon. We then walked all around the town and took a couple hours for lunch. We dined at Ristoranti Florida on the canal right past the Rialto Bridge. As soon as you cross take the Rialto Bridge away from the plaza take an immediate left onto the canal and the restaurant is a couple down. The tour also offers several times for the late afternoon boat tour so if you are limited on time then tell them. They were very accommodating and let us go an hour early so we wouldn't miss our train back to Milan. Note: Restrooms are impossible to find so plan your trips accordingly with your meals. Also don't feed the pigeons as there is a fine for doing this as they are unwelcome guests.
Ian S United Kingdom
Great tour which started at 11am. 1 hour round the Basilica followed by another hour walking the streets of Venice. Barbara our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, which made the subject matter a lot easier to take in and remember. We then had a 3 hour break to do our own sightseeing before going on a small boat for another hour on the grand canal with another knowledgeable guide. Great organisation and well worth the money!
Excellent trip with a guide who was both enthusiastic and knowledgable , very worthwhile
I have been to St Mark's during the day. This tour is head and shoulders above the day tours. Intimate, small group.....well worth it.
What we like most about this tour is that we learned more about Venice from local perspective. The people, how it started, etc. It's not just sightseeing. Well worth the time and money :
The main guide was nothing short of wonderful and I only regret that I somehow managed to forget her name. She was spectacularly good - informative, thorough, charming, witty and very knowledgeable. The second guide - for the boat tour - was pleasant but rather less informative and - I suspect - less knowledgable. However, overall this was a marvellous introduction to Venice.
Informative and worth it.
Great tour and boat ride. Headsets helped so much!
Brilliant tour with an excellent guide!
The tour was really well done and very informative. The guide Marco was friendly and gave a great insight into the history of the city whilst adding some great comical comments to keep it light hearted and interesting for all.
We definitely enjoyed this tour. The guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and did a great job presenting the information. she spent time answering questions at the end. After the Secret Itineraries tour we were left to see the Palace on our own. This was perfect. I would not miss the Secret Itineraries part, it's very special and well worth the time.
Excellent guide Barbara was great
This tour is one which can be up to 25 people, but the use of headphones means that you can always hear the guide. Ours was Kristina, who was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about Venice. It was really useful to have a brief history of Venice as we went round. It was a bit of a shame we could only be in St Mark's for 10 minutes, but that is not the tours fault, as it the policy of the church due to the number of groups visiting. We saw a lot of Venice in the walking tour, which would have been quite difficult to find by ourselves. The boat tour started back near St Marks so we had to make our own way back here, but there was 2 1/2 hours to do this allowing time to wander around the Rialto area first. The boat tour was extensive, going all the way up the Grand Canal as well as some smaller canals. The guide pointed out the key buildings, which was very helpful. Overall a very good introduction to Venice.
Guide was very interesting and knowledgeable plus, being an after hours tour, no crowds!
Fantastic morning spent with Vinicio - so worth getting up early to discover some of the real Venice before the crowds arrive. The tuition was excellent and I got some great tips for taking better pictures. So pleased with the shots I came away with. Can't recommend more highly if you love photography and want to go home with more than snapshots.
Nadia was fantastic! She really knew her history, and was a fun and personable guide. I asked her so many questions, and she had the answers. She even went so far as to contact an American colleague to find some reference materials written in English for me.
This tour was great, and gave me a much better sense of the history and culture of Venice.
Thanks, Nadia! I'd take your tour again.
Doing what: Daily Life in Renaissance Venice
Well worth the money as we had a super guide who really bought the church alive. She was fantastic.
Excellent tour, great value. The tour was very well organized, with mobile headsets provided for the walking portion. The walking tour covered a lot of central Venice very quickly and was very interesting. The boat tour was equally interesting. This was an excellent way to see a lot of Venice early in our trip to get the lay of the land. A lot of the city's history is explained, which was very interesting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days in Venice. The weather was great! This tour was an excellent way to start our weekend without having to queue as so many others did! Our guide was fantastic on our walking tour which made us go around so many places and having the enjoyement of appreciating the sites rather than read a tourist book.
The one hour boat tour was also very good.
A must do tour.
Amazing tour .. even though me and my wife only used our mobile cameras to take pictures it was fun! We went to quiet and beautiful photo spots and learned about taking the right pictures using your brain and not the tool. We also had some information about Venice while walking, highly recommended!
excellent and wonderful guide. highly recommended
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