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Tour guide was excellent! She had a thorough knowledge of history and art. Will definitely book again with Viator.
This tour was a lot of fun with a great english speaking guide. Very knowledgable and was a very good experience. I would recommend to anyone looking to go inside of the doge's palace. Awesome behind the scenes content explaining more of the background into the Republic of Venice.
Although the group departed a bit prematurely, (luckily we were able to catch up with them), the guide and assistant were great, and the tour was very interesting.
This tour was absolutely worth the value. The guide was stunning and she drew us, as visitors, into the world of the venetian politics in a really visual way. So glad we booked rather than trudged around with a guidebook.
it was a good tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
The tour itself was what we expected and well done. Our issue that day was getting to the Doge's tour start point because of an event which closed the Grand Canal to all boat traffic. If Viator had information about this it would have been nice to have that forwarded to the participants. Extra time was needed because the only way to get there was by walking in the rain. We made it but barely and not sure what would have happened if we were late.
If you want to visit Doge's Palace, the Secret Itineraries tour is highly recommended. You will see the public rooms of the palace and the less decorated rooms of the Doge admistration. You will have the two visions of this palace. Also, the Casanova story and all of details about his life in prison and his evasion was very interesting. You have free time at the end of the tour to visit by your own the prison section or other public rooms that you would have to spend more time. Two good hours spent in the Venice admistration story!
Found this tour very interesting especially the hidden section.Tour guide was very informative.
This tour operated precisely on time and exactly as advertised. The guide was very knowledgeable and organized. The "secret" part of the tour leads through fairly plain offices in which the business of the Venetian Republic was transacted, as well as to the cells for political prisoners and the torture chamber. It included a view right up under the rafters of the palace, so that one could see the construction of the roof and how the cieling of the main audience chamber was supported. All of this was interesting up to a point (the offices are quite plain and rather cramped), but we felt that the time allocated to the secret offices limited the time devoted to the extraordinary, public rooms of the palace which are stunning. Note that the important rooms of the palace are on the upper floors and require climbing a number of staircases before your tour really begins. Backpacks and large camera cases are not permitted in the palace.
Love the Doge's Palace and a must see. I saw it last year with the self-guided audio tour and actually enjoyed that more than the guided tour. Don't miss seeing this. The advantage to the guided tour was skipping the lines.
A very interesting tour giving the political history of Venice. Great to see behind the scenes. I'd recommend this tour.
This tour was good. We went in late March, it is a cold, drafty old place and that only added to the mystique as we toured the prison cells and weapons. This tour takes you where most people do not go, and we saw weaponry in the attic, prison cells and stories. We did indeed skip most of the crowds and the line. It takes about 2 hours and our guide was knowledgeable. Be sure to cross the bridge of sighs and go see the dungeons when your tour ends.