Both walk and canal trip excellent. Great guides, very knowledgeable and interesting stories, eg, we saw where the Marco Polo family lived. Lots of information on architectural styles in Venice. Avoided the line and straight into San Marco church which is stunning, particularly if you climb to the top. Lots of quirky parts of Venice visited. Didn't help my orientation of Venice, still got lost many times after tour ended. And, no, it's not fun getting lost in Venice, it's annoying. The shop owners change the street signs and signs to the Rialto and San Marco, apparently, to ensure you walk past their shops.
Two stars are for the value for money. Only 20 Euros for a half day that I would rather have spent in Venice. Boat is OK. English language guide was unintelligible. Murano just a quick trip to the glass blowing demo and then shopping (can buy cheaper in Venice), Burano interesting to see the coloured houses and Torcello a long walk to see some churches I could have lived without.
This was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris and Italy. The guide was fabulous and we entered the cemetery from the highest point so that we had a leisurely trip down through it. Guide was very knowledgeable and I loved the tour so much that I booked Viator on all my subsequent trips, some not so successful alas.
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