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Chinmoy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Very well organised and professionally done...thanks

trevorian27kiel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We traveled to Venice last Monday from florence by the high speed train and what a pleasure.Viator have been so professional everything was fantastic we were met in florence station the rep explained everything to us and we had a great time .Venice is a must if going to Italy

Coolmitch United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

I know it was expensive but we were so looking forward to this tour as we had got engaged in Venice 2 years before. The train station of Venice is well away from the hustle and bustle of St Marks square. At first we made advantage of the water taxi ticket we had been given and caught a boat to the glass making island of Murano.This took 45 minutes and its so beautiful. We came back to Venice for lunch and found a reasonably priced restaurant in the back streets. Afterwards we visited the Rialto bridge where we got engaged and took some photos before looking through the market. We boarded our train just after 5pm and watched the countryside while drinking wine and reminiscing on our 2 hour journey back to Florence.

CHERI S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was so much fun and Venice is beautiful! Thanks Viator! I had a great time.

glennell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Loved the new train in Europe experience. Great hotel in Assissi. Thank you Rebecca Freek - can't wait to have you plan our next trip!

Jay G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour package went smooth, was reliable, and definitely eased our planning for our day trip to Venice.

ss.rudolph United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The train ride was fun and an easy way to get to spend a day in Venice. It was very easy and the information given by the meeting person at the train terminal made sure we understood exactly what we needed to do. Definitely a great choice!

Adam B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Fast and easy. We enjoyed being able to tour the city ourselves.

Nancy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was great!

Aung M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The best way to visit Venice

daviesannie4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

it was good having it all arranged but to be honest think it could be done cheaper by arranging train at the station yourself as Venice was quite easy to get around

DR JOHN R C B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Excellent
As described
Problem free

Julie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Christina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

I loved this and would definitely recommend it. We met the tour guide at the train station. She gave us our train tickets, water taxi tickets, and a lot of information regarding travelling throughout Venice. Definitely worth the price.

Ken W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We found the representative easily at the train station and her instructions made this an easy and enjoyable trip. Thanks so much for the adventure.

P N J S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great trip on high speed train at 300KPH. Tour agent met us at Florence railway station and clearly explained the travel arrangements and what we needed to do and where and when we needed to be there. Venice beautiful but check the tides for the square as it was very wet during our tour.

Julio T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This was an very awesome tour, 100% satisfied!!!

Andrew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

TRULY AWESOME!!!

First off, i booked this for part of my wifes birthday surprise and a surprise it most certainly was! Neither of us had been to venice before and its just stunning. We met our ticket operator within the main station of florence which was easy, handed the tickets and the operator explained brilliantly what you needed to do to get your boat pass and where and when you needed to be on the train. Its a direct 2hr journey and couldnt have been made any simpler. So anyone could have an awesome day in venice like we did. We loved it!

Would we do it again or recommend it, we most certainly would!

Lynn N

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

Loved Venice,the train was on time and a great way to travel. One day is not enough time here.

popmaxcl

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

The high speed train from Florence to Venice was fabulous and so comfortable and smooth! The boats in Venice to transport you from the train station down the Grand Canal were packed on a Monday no less! Felt like cattle and had to stand on just about all legs. That wasn't the fault of Viator...maybe another more expensive option for boat transportation. Also, at the Florence Station we had trouble finding who and where to meet. Some other tour had a Viator and the local travel agency sign at the entrance of the station. We had to call several times to find out where to meet. It all worked out and the representative was well prepared and very helpful with information.

ericamarie

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

Our tour guide was wonderful! She shared history and interesting facts about Venice with passion and enthusiasm! We highly recommend experiencing Venice via a boat tour, it was a great experience. Also, the boat had the option to be covered or open - which was helpful for a rainy day.

Heather F

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

We enjoyed this trip very much and was impressed how quickly we got from Florence to Venice. The only thing we would have preferred was to have taken a later train back from Venice to Florence as it meant leaving Venice early as the Vaporettos are crowded and need time to get back to the Venice Station. Thanks Viator!

Alazane

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

This was a decent way to see Venice quickly from our homebase in Florence. It was unfortunate that our Viator paperwork told us to expect an 8:45am train when we were actually put on a 9:30am train. Updates via Viator's site would have been nice as we had to stand in the Florence train station for over an hour.

bella

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Train ride was fun, just have to make sure which coach your suppose to be in

sharonkcf

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

The time frame allocated was not enough.

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