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Dawn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Excellent tour. Learned about the history and culture of Venetian life.

diana.roetting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our guide Fredrica was fantastic! Her english was very good, which we found makes a huge difference for walking tours. Her knowledge was extensive, and she grew up in venice which gives her a unique perspective. Must do to truly understand the uniqueness of venice.

R W D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days in Venice. The weather was great! This tour was an excellent way to start our weekend without having to queue as so many others did! Our guide was fantastic on our walking tour which made us go around so many places and having the enjoyement of appreciating the sites rather than read a tourist book.
The one hour boat tour was also very good.
A must do tour.

Robert J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent tour, great value. The tour was very well organized, with mobile headsets provided for the walking portion. The walking tour covered a lot of central Venice very quickly and was very interesting. The boat tour was equally interesting. This was an excellent way to see a lot of Venice early in our trip to get the lay of the land. A lot of the city's history is explained, which was very interesting.

Geraldine E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent guide Barbara was great

Annamaria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Outstanding due in the main part to our guide Marco. He gets a 10/10 for his humour and wonderful personality! His knowledge of Venice is fabulous and you can tell he's so proud of his beautiful city. The boat tour was also just perfect.

moodyanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This tour is one which can be up to 25 people, but the use of headphones means that you can always hear the guide. Ours was Kristina, who was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about Venice. It was really useful to have a brief history of Venice as we went round. It was a bit of a shame we could only be in St Mark's for 10 minutes, but that is not the tours fault, as it the policy of the church due to the number of groups visiting. We saw a lot of Venice in the walking tour, which would have been quite difficult to find by ourselves. The boat tour started back near St Marks so we had to make our own way back here, but there was 2 1/2 hours to do this allowing time to wander around the Rialto area first. The boat tour was extensive, going all the way up the Grand Canal as well as some smaller canals. The guide pointed out the key buildings, which was very helpful. Overall a very good introduction to Venice.

Rob R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Brilliant tour with an excellent guide!

The tour was really well done and very informative. The guide Marco was friendly and gave a great insight into the history of the city whilst adding some great comical comments to keep it light hearted and interesting for all.

Jeremy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The main guide was nothing short of wonderful and I only regret that I somehow managed to forget her name. She was spectacularly good - informative, thorough, charming, witty and very knowledgeable. The second guide - for the boat tour - was pleasant but rather less informative and - I suspect - less knowledgable. However, overall this was a marvellous introduction to Venice.

Dorothy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Great tour and boat ride. Headsets helped so much!

Ian S United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Great tour which started at 11am. 1 hour round the Basilica followed by another hour walking the streets of Venice. Barbara our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, which made the subject matter a lot easier to take in and remember. We then had a 3 hour break to do our own sightseeing before going on a small boat for another hour on the grand canal with another knowledgeable guide. Great organisation and well worth the money!

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Loved, Loved, Loved Venice!! We were skeptical to visit but were pleasantly surprised! Our tour was easy to find at St Mark's stop. You do need to buy a water ferry pass for the day if you come from the train station and it takes about 50 minutes to reach the main square. We walked all around the plaza, went inside the Cathedral in the early afternoon and then took a boat tour. Since the inside Cathedral lights are only lite from 11-12:30pm to really appreciate all the gold interior be sure to do the morning tour as you may miss a lot in the afternoon. We then walked all around the town and took a couple hours for lunch. We dined at Ristoranti Florida on the canal right past the Rialto Bridge. As soon as you cross take the Rialto Bridge away from the plaza take an immediate left onto the canal and the restaurant is a couple down. The tour also offers several times for the late afternoon boat tour so if you are limited on time then tell them. They were very accommodating and let us go an hour early so we wouldn't miss our train back to Milan. Note: Restrooms are impossible to find so plan your trips accordingly with your meals. Also don't feed the pigeons as there is a fine for doing this as they are unwelcome guests.

Adam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Was great walking tour - very informative win humour!

thomas s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Venice is a dream. Our guide Elise made us feel welcomed and answered all our questions. The walking tour in the morning with time for lunch and a rest before boat ride at 5:30 was perfect. Highly recommend this tour.

italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

no skip the line was available. otherwise a great tour and suburb guide

Michelle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

what a great way to see all the hot spots in Venice! this was just what we were looking for with the limited time that we had available to us. Even had time to do a little shopping for gifts.

Musu W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great trip. Really enjoyed myself. Guide was really funny. Happy I went on it

Jessica H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

This was a most informative and relaxed tour. It was really interesting and would highly recommend people to book it. We learnt alot about Venice which enhanced our stay. The tour guide was both informative and made us feel relaxed and she was very approachable. Infact both guides were brilliant. Dont hesitate go ahead and book it you will not be disappointed!

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

This was our first time in Venice, I have been on your tours before and my husband had not and wasn't sure it was his thing. However any worries were quickly extinguished by the informative, friendly and funny, Marina, our guide for the first part of the tour. We both thoroughly enjoyed her commentary and felt that we had a much improved understanding of the city as a result. The second part of the tour, which was the boat tour of the Grand Canal was also very enjoyable. Top marks for Marina.

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

best way to see Venice is on a boat with a guide giving historical context.

Alan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed all of our walk around Venice the tour guide was very good at her job. And the boat ride was very good as well. He was a very good tour guide also. We were able to learn lots of interesting points about Venice. Thank you. Hope to use you again in the near future.

Catherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Fantastic tours and guides with so much information and personality. Value for money - outstanding. Loved the boat tour in the afternoon - was like a private tour. Will be back to soak up some more.
Gratzi, Paul et Cath France, but from UK.

elladujali

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

The guide is very knowledgeable of the history of Venice. Money well spent!

Anel N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This tour was very worthwhile! We had a chance to walk around Venice with a knowledgeable and funny tour guide who made the time fly by!

Denise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

the trip and one day tour was fantastic. Guides were knowledgeable and funny. the celery in Venice was beautiful. wwe only had 1 1/2 days in Venice, so the one day tour split into two parts was perfect.

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