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Meeting up was a little challenging. It would have been helpful if the tour guide held up a "Viator" sign. Had I not noticed tourists holding the same ticket I was, I may have missed our meeting spot. Meanwhile, there's a lot of walking, but the city of Venice requires that of everyone; there's no way to drive around those streets. The boat tour is not to be confused with a gondola ride. By comparison, I found the boat tour more enjoyable. We had 2 tour guides - 1 for the walking tour and 1 for the boat ride. Both were enthusiastic, very informative, organized, and engaging. They were both enjoyable to be with. Had we opted for a gondola ride, we wouldn't have gotten as much information. Rather, we would've been looking at a bunch of buildings having no idea what they are. On the boat tour, you still go through the main artery of Venice, but just not the very small passageways. I recommend this tour if you have only a day or two in Venice, i.e. right before or right after a cruise. I also recommend you investing in comfortable walking shoes. I'm very active and even I got tired of walking. This is not a tour for those who get tired easily or those with physical disabilities. (Venice is not built for those in wheelchairs).
We had an outstanding day in Venice thanks to our walking guide Vanessa who gave us a wonderful introduction to her city from a native's perspective. Then from the boat tour down the Grand Canal, we enjoyed a relaxing view of the city as well as learning historical facts about this amazing place.
This tour was great, plenty of free time between the walking and boat tour to go exploring
The tour guid was really good and the tour was very interesting as well.
Sadly we missed the boat trip as we were leaving that day and they announced that it set off at 5.30 we assumed, wrongly, that with it being a 2 hour tour and one hour boat trip starting at 11am we would finish for about three. Next time maybe
The tour consisted of a walking tour around venice in the morning (including entrance into the Basilica) and an afternoon boat trip. We met up at 10:45am at the Royal Gardens where we were provided with a little pod with earphones and then put into a group of around 10 people ish. The earphones were a brilliant addition to the tour as our tour guide could talk to us as we walked around venice. This meant no straining to hear what was going on and we could walk and listen at the same time. Really enjoyable tour with lots of interesting information. Because of the earphones the pace was quite relaxed too. The boat tour started at 16:30 (which meant we had plenty of time to have a leisurely lunch) and there was 8 of us in the boat (which was like a water taxi). The boat had a inside sitting area as well as an outside standing /sitting area to the rear and front of the boat. The small numbers in the boat meant we could all sit outside and get a brilliant view of venice from the water. The tour guide was great and pointed out lots of museums which we decided to visit the next day. Overall well organized and dedicated tour guides made for a lovely day.
Venice is a beautiful city, and it is great to learn a little bit more history and culture through this 3 hour tour.
This was a great tour, we loved it!! Our guide Christina was wonderful. I would highly recommend it.
The walking tour guide was very interesting and gave insight we would not otherwise have known without her.
We took this tour on our first full day in Venice. A great way to get the history without a culture overload. The boat tour was well worth it too and both guides were excellent.
Great tour through Venice. Gina our tour guide did a great job! It was great because she is a local and could tell us a lot about the history of Venice.
Excellent. Just what we wanted. Enthusiastic guides loved it .
This was a great way to get a feel for Venice and see its highlights. Gina, our tour guide on the walking tour, was a native Venetian. Her love for the city she lives in was evident throughout the tour. Gina was extremely knowledgable and gave us many insights into the history and culture of this incredible city. The two hours flew by!
After a short break we took the water taxi tour to get another perspective of the city. Christina was also an outstanding guide! As we cruised around the smaller canals and finished our tour on the spectacular Grand Canal, we really fell in love with Venezia!
The four of us in our group were extremely pleased with this tour. We would have never learned or have seen so much on our own. If you could request Gina as your tour guide, you would have the honor of seeing Venice with someone who has a passion for her city...who lives, breathes and loves Venice...and so will you!