Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The group was small and the guide was wonderful. He had extensive knowledge, he kept the tour interesting and kept us out of large crowds, easily moving us to the interesting areas and positioning us so we could enjoy the sites without being packed in. He did a wonderful job of accommodating the people with special needs.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was informative and we felt we had adequate time to see everything we wanted to see. Visitors to the Basilica need to be prepared for crowds of people. We had thought the by the middle of October, crowds would have died down. This was not the case for our time in Venice. Our guide did mention that crowds are worse in the summer.
Fantastic!!!! I am sold on Viator Tours. My wife and I learned so much. We should have received academic credits for all we learned from our knowledgable and personable tour guide. The tour definitely exceeded our expectations.
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.
This tour was great and our guide was outstanding!! She shared a wealth of knowledge. We combined this with the Doges Palace tour. We also got tickets to use in some other art museums. This was the best tour while we were in Venice. It is definitely worth it to skip the lines both at the Basilica and Doges Palace. The lines were extremely long!!
We had a memorable tour of Venice. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, and answered all questions completely. We learned much about Venice that we would have not learned without the tour. Viator tours will no doubt be on future trips.
Wonderful! Tour guide was pleasant, friendly and professional. Even though it was very hot, she remained charming and helpful. Loved the sites visited. Appreciated all the helpful information and front of the line access; especially once we saw the HUGE line waiting in the heat. Provided with headphones so that we could hear everything she said, even in the crowds. Guide was very accommodating in making sure we rested when possible, were hydrated and had access to restrooms...thank you! Lovely. I'd do it again (although, maybe in Fall rather tan Summer~whew)
The day we went for this tour it was raining . Although it was a bit difficult to walk in the narrow lanes with umbrellas and a pram it was a good tour . Since it was raining the weather was quite cool and the place a lot less crowded . The basilica in San Marco was a delight to see but cause of poor lighting inside the church we were not able to see the mosaics on the walls and ceiling . Dodges palace was amazing . Overall all a good experience and yes a big thank you to our guide who was not only good but also had a lot of information to share with us .
Excellent tour. Francesca was fantastic, she is extremely knowlegable and was happy to answer any questions. I thouroughly recommend this tour (including the doge's palace) to anyone who is a Venice novice (or indeed someone, like me, who has been many times before). Do the tour early in your visit as it gives you a good handle on this main areas to see/spend further time exploring.
Absolutely brilliant. the guide we had was very knowledgable and very engaging. I really liked the idea of listening to his narrative on headphones, it was so much easier to follow the stories he told particularly when we entered busy places, or where in the confines of religious buildings. Wonderful. Couldn't recommend enough.
THis tour was excellent. It was really worth the money to skip the line and get all the facts by our wonderful guide (Emanuela). SHe was extremely knowledgeable. We also upgraded to include the Doge's Palace - well worth it!! The art is incredible and the history is as incredible!! The tour company is really Dark Rome Tours that the guide was from. Excellent!!!
Amazing guide did an incredible job of taking us through the city. This is the best thing we did the three days we were in Venice.
Wonderful! Very informative and fun.
We have never been on a guided tour before and as it was our wedding anniversary thought we would try it to make the most from our weekend in Venice.
Best decision we made. We were met by Arriana who was brilliant. Very knowledgeable and yet interesting having grown up in Venice. She showed us the other side of Venice as well as the St Marks Square and Basilica tourist side.
Besides the usual historical facts we found answers to our practical questions such as " where does the trash go?" The history of how Venice was formed from lots of small islands was really interesting.
The small group tour was definetely worth it as it was more direct interaction with the guide who had a good sense of humour but yet professional. The water taxi ride was excellent too.
Thank you Arrianna for a wonderful tour! Highly Recommended!