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Highly recommended. Our walking tour guide, Andrea, had a great knowledge of Venice and a great sense of humour to match. Sadly I can't recall the name of our guide on the boat trip, but he too had an excellent knowledge of the city and a wonderful sense of humour. I would commend this tour to all comers.
United States of America
My wife and I gave it a 5 star for both the walking tour and the boat tour but of course the boat tour was our favorite. Both guides were very informed and fun!
Both tours were marvellous. Adriana was our guide on the boat tour, group of only 8. She was very friendly, knowledgeable in every way and my wife who admits to short-term concentration was spellbound for the whole tour.
The walking guide was also a very professional lady with a red umbrella easy to follow, a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Group size was only 9 but we may have been lucky. We believe she was a local was and a mine of information. She gave us a very varied tour including many facets of Venetian life both past and present. We think her name was Philippa or similar.
It was appreciated that we went into San Marco Basilica a wonderful experience without queuing.
Both guides were very pleased to answer questions. Fabulous tours.
Just to mention that the meeting place Royal Gardens was hard to find but once we realised it's Palazzo Reale on the maps it was the ideal centrally located, quiet place to meet right on the waterfront so close to San Marco. We suggest you put it's location on your website. Also several other people cruising on Royal Caribbean hadn't realised they could do the the boat tour the day before the walking tour fitting in with the boat docking and sailing times over the 2 days. The nice lady I spoke to in Vegas was very helpful and she specified on the booking confirmation how we wanted the tours to be split. She even sympathised with our dreadful weather in England.
We will use Viator again.
Rick and Trina
Great! We couldn't have been happier. She share excellent information, spoke clearly. This tour was a great first experience for us!
So glad we found aviator!!
Excellent walking tour, very knowledgable guide and great system of audio with earphones to make sure everyone could hear.
Boat trip guided was especially interesting - we saw parts of Venice that we would not reach simply walking.
We met our guide Maria and were given headsets to clearly hear her along the walk. She spoke English ok, had to focus a bit to understand but I was still able to get the gist of it. She was very knowledgeable of Venice's history, being born and raised there. She took us along walkways that are not traveled by tourist, mainly locals in the hopes to avoid all the tourists. We toured thru the St. Mark's Basilica, skipping the long lines of course. Maria was witty and we really enjoyed our time with her. Then we met up a couple hours later in the same location for our boat tour. Our tour guide was a Venice native as well, blonde and beautiful. I'm bummed I can't remember her name...Maria maybe? She was extremely sweet and kind. Always smiling and did a wonderful job informing us of all the lovely sites along the way. The group only had 8 people so seeing the sights was perfect! Getting good pictures was perfect. The weather was absolutely beautiful all day, clear blue skies! Our driver of the boat did an outstanding job as well. We really enjoyed this whole tour! Very highly recommend this tour to help get your bearings of the island!
In Italian - Perfecto! I learned much more with this tour. Especially with Claduia.
This was an excellent tour. The first part was a walking tour including a skip the line into the San Marco Bacillica. The tour guide was very informative. Nice to have a little break before the boat part of the tour which was fantastic. Highly recommended to see all of Venice.
Both the walking tour and boat trip were superb. Marco our guide was entertaining and informative pitching his talk at just the right level. The boat trip was on a small motor boat with just 9' of us and we had an excellent tour around the smaller canals as well as the Grand canal . Thoroughly recommended.
Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. on hindsight we wish we had booked a little longer tour but we enjoyed the time we had.
Enjoyed the walking and boat tour greatly. Good guides, lots of information presented.
This was cool but a little confusing. We thought we were going to be on a tour the whole day... it was actually a long walking tour in the morning and then you had to return 3 hours later for a 1 hour tour ride on a boat. Still a lot of fun but seemed confusing. The boat ride is worth it to see more of Venice you havent seen and alot of info :.
Outstanding! Canal tour was an unexpected win! Max did a great job on the boat telling us all about the different sites you don't see walking. St Marks is a definite. Again, so worth the tour because of all the extra details.
Our guide was excellent and his English too. I am sorry I forgot his name. A tour well worth taking!
If you have a limited amount of time in Venice this is a great way to see the highlights.
For anyone short on time and wanting to get a better perspective of Venice, including key historical sites with commentary, this tour delivers. The guide, Marco, was excellent. Great understanding of history with self-deprecating humor. The tour requires moderate walking but has frequent stops for rest. The selection of historical sites were well balanced with the narrative on modern day Venice.
Tour was as advertised and good value for money. There was plenty of time between walking tour and boat ride which for a small group.
Everything went well, except for the fact that the weather didn't cooperate. We saw a lot despite the downpour. Our guide was wonderful. What separates Viator from the rest are the headphones so that one can hear the guide even with throngs of tourists milling about.
We take Viator tours in every city we visit, and have never been disappointed.
This tour was terrific! Our guide was Venetian and she was most interesting and very funny. We enjoyed that the tour was split into 2 different venues, so we could do the walking tour, have lunch and change to go on the boat tour. Both guides were great.
This was good tour. But the day we went it was raining and hence the kids were disappointed. Boat ride was worth it and much better than a gondola ride. Boat ride covers a lot many interior places. Would suggest taking this tour on the very first day at Venice so that you can plan on where to go on the other days. There are many spots which are beautiful but less crowded. Had we known before we would've spent some time at those places.
This was a good tour and we also enjoyed the boat tour so much that we decided against spending 80/day or 100/night for a 30 minute gondola tour! It wasn't needed after enjoying so much of the canals in this included boat tour that only had 8 people on it.
Both the walking and boat tours were very good and both guides handled the tours of expertly. We particularly enjoyed the boat tour which allowed us to see the facades of the palaces and residences, which otherwise could not be viewed by walking.
Great walking tour of Venice and of St Mark's Basilica. Loved the boat ride and all the information from the tour guide. She told us many things of Venice that I did not know. My daughter and I loved it. As usual, Viator uses the best tour companies out there.
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