This was a great tour of the islands with a knowledgeable guide showing us the highlights. In Murano we were taken to a glass making factory and shown the amazing skills of the glass making masters, really they are artists. From their we moved on to Burano, this personally was my favourite island of the three and somewhere I would like to visit again given the chance.
Especially given the price I cannot praise this tour enough for its value. It was a great way to spend a half day.
As a first time visitor I was looking for a tour to provide me with a background and some history of Venice. This tour fitted the bill absolutely perfectly.
The tour was split in two elements, first of all an hour boat trip on a taxi boat around the north part of the island and Grand Canal. Our guide Christina, for this section was engaging and very informative.
The second part of the tour was a two hour walking section lead by Barbara; a detailed description of the square and St Marks Basilica was provided, inside the basilica we were taken upstairs to the balcony area to see the piazza in all its glory. After the basilica we were taken on a walk up to the Rialto area. Along the way were provided with a commentary on all the important and interesting buildings and how Venice has changed over the centuries.
I have joined other tours managed by Dark Rome (as this one is) and found their guides to be extremely informative, as mentioned above, both guides were excellent and really helped make this a fantastic tour.
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