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This walking tour gave us a good start to our short trip. Our guide was fantastic and our visit to St Mark's Basilica was excellent. Our guide produced a book giving us clear information about how Venice was built and she made the experience very easy and pleasant.
The tour guide was exceptional! A true and proud Venetian with lots of great stories...
Excellent value for money. Tour guide was very knowledgable and it was brilliant to not have to wait in long queues, we walked straight in. Would happily do it again.
Excellent guide and itinerary. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the parts of Venice we saw and sprinkled in tips for places to go after the tour. Great tour guide and great tour.
Excellent guide and brilliant overview of Venice. A great way to start your visit.
This tour was great! Learned a lot about the history and the experience of living in Venice.
More than impressed with the breadth of knowledge extended by our guide! She was a native to Venice, gave tons of historical information, and was extremely thorough in her explanations. She spoke English impeccably well and had a great sense of humor also! Amazing tour! Definitely recommended!!
A great tour with a great professional guide,Barbara was great at involving everybody ,whatever their age. The tour was filled with information and local history and was never boring, an excellent morning that brought this beautiful city to life for both my friend and I.
Great tour in a beautiful city! Our guide Marina was excellent!!!
Fantastic tour. The guide was knowledgable and entertaining. The pace was good and a lot was covered. Highly recommended.
This tour had a good balance of walking around the many little streets behind St Mark's and showing us a side of Venice that many tourists don't see. Then there was the visit to St Mark's, which was quick, but enough for us to appreciate its splendour and its problems with water and 'acqua alta'. Our guide, Marina, is a young, enthusiastic Venetian who speaks English very well. She gave us the additional bonus of a Venetian view of life in this remarkable city, which is otherwise difficult for tourists to hear. She also explained the mysteries of the whole gondola experience, how one becomes a gondolier and so on. We very much enjoyed this tour.
I personally did not go on the tour but 8 of our people did and they said it was really good. I have done the tour several times before. They all praised the tour guide highly and said it was extremely interesting. Thanks for continuing to produce a quality introduction to Venice.
The guise was very knowledgeable and pleasant...spoke a little too fast, but we were able to follow.
With only 2 full days in Venice, we decided to book a tour of St, Mark's and a walking tour for Saturday morning. We are so glad we did, and our tour guide Rosanna was very pleasant and helpful for getting us inside at the right time, as there was always other competitor tour groups all trying to get into the Basilica at the right time. I had to check in our back-pack along with a couple of others from our tour, so she directed us to the place to check them in. Didn't take long at all, and went in pretty quickly. It really is an amazing Church with all the gold mosaic murals all over the walls and ceilings. The 12 Apostles and Mark are all dark in colour from all the candles that used to be used to illuminate the inside. Rosanna always had answers for our questions, and she pointed out numerous things that we would have never uncovered by ourselves! The tour of the streets heading over to the Rialto area was fantastic also, and she taught us how to walk on the right side, so the people of Venice can go about their busy lives, and get to where they are going in a timely manner. Thank you for providing us with such a fantastic guide!
Marina was an amazing tour guide!!! She was very informative and we never bored of her stories and interesting information! She was friendly and the tour was well worth it! Don't miss this one!
Not so big on the history,but enjoyed everthing. The tourguide gave us a lot of venetian tales and information you wil find on books. Tx
This was a fabulous tour,our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. This was everything we had wanted for our tour.
My only suggestion is to improve the directions to the tour meeting place. Should inform people the Garden is on the lagoon side of the museum.
This was a great tour. Out tour guide was born, raised and lived in Venice her entire life. She took us thru the residential areas and told us how the People in Venice live. She explained about how the water comes up and how they deal with it. It showed us another side of Venice that we would not have even thought about had we not taken this tour. We finished the tour with a visit to St Marks Basilica. I would highly recommend this tour.
We were very happy with this tour. It is about the right length, especially for a hot day, which it was, and the guide, Gina, was very congenial and informative.