The bus was 45 minutes late. Our guide didn't let us know what was going on. He led us across busy traffic to catch the bus at another location, and we had to stand in front of a busy restaurant, and the waitstaff was not happy with us being there. The river cruise was crowded and not what I expected. The only good part was not having to stand in line at the Eiffel Tower. I skipped the Illuminations Tour, due to the lateness of hour. All in all, very disappointing. :(
This tour was adequate. Our guide was ok. She was knowledgeable, but not personable. She recited facts, but had no passion. It ended with the Gondola ride, and there were 6 people on our Gondola, which I assume is customary for this tour. Our Gondolier kept complaining about how heavy the boat was with 6 people and was yakking on his cell phone for a good part of the tour. That detracted from the magic of being in a gondola on the canals of Venice. At least the photos I took captured the magic.
Our tour guide, Monica, was excellent! The canal tour was great! I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you have Monica as the guide.
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