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kiamaria30

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Tour guide was great. The water taxi ride was better than the gondola ride.

Helen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Tour guide was wonderful, tour maybe a tad too long but overall excellent

David I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Really did enjoy this one!!!! One of the best tours we did in Venice. Enjoyable and interesting!
Best part was the hour on the water taxi. Definitely recommended!

Eric B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Our tour guide, Susan, was outstanding!! What knowledge of Venice and its history. The boat tour was the BEST way to see this lovely city. In the morning, we had also a wonderful tour of the Doge's Palace, conducted by a lovely and entertaining Italian guide. We basically saw the prisons and their history, and then finished up on our own. The artwork and beauty of the Palace is simply mind-boggling. We only had two days in Venice, so this tour was a great way to get to know the city. Bring your walking shoes, however!!!

John E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Rondove point was good and the tour was AOK.

Judith O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Fran, the guide, was clear, friendly, and competent. Both the canal ride and walking tour were just what we wanted. Saw the 2d tier of the basilica and walked through at a leisurely pace along with the commentary. The walk through the back streets was something I would not have ventured on my own! Great tour!

Kenneth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This tour was well worth it. Guide was great...very knowledgeable. More activities than expected.

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We only wished we could have started our visit with this tour. Besides introducing us to the main sights of Venice, we spent a great deal of the time away from the crowds. There is much to see away from the maddening crowds. The taxi ride was also a great way to learn the layout of the city

C S Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This is the one tour you should take if you do not have much time. Highlights are the awesome San Marco Basilica and the Water taxi tour. You will skip the very very long line when visiting the San Marco Basilica. The water taxi tour trough the canals, will give you an excellent impression of Venice. The guide - Celica ? - is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Outstanding guides.

Cate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We had THE BEST tour guide Mosa probably spelling that wrong! But Italian for Moses is his name Incredible knowledge of history and his city. Superb knowledge of art history-- he was funny, charming and just made the three hours fly by. Incredible walking tour-- just so much history and connections to where Venetian history fits into world history. We all had such a good time. I would suggest this tour to anyone visiting Venice-- request Mosa you won't be disappointed!!

Stephen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Our tour guide Julia was good fun and very knowledgable, this is a great way of seeing Venice in a few hours.

Joanne.L.Johnson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This tour was fabulous. The walking tour took us on back streets we could never find again on our own. We saw the real Venice. The Grand Canal Water Taxi ride also took us on many streets that the Gondolas do not visit, so you see more of Venice than any other tour.

TonyC79 United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

was lovely and having prosecco in venetian pallazo was great

Emma C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Guide was excellent, best way to see Venice

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Excellent.
Our tour guide, Mosses was extremely knowledgeable, polite and of character. First class operator.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This tour was lovely. Our guide was very informative and delightful. We saw a lot in just a few hours and it was very very enjoyable

Ypsilantian United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We needed a shorter tour to fit into our tight schedule. This tour was outstanding! Our tour guide, Nicolleta,
showed us many places that were less crowded and still very interesting. She recommended a locals'restaurant, and she explained how all the islands functioned together as a city. She showed us the city sites, as well, including the inside of St. Marks. It was very hot, and she showed us how the locals feel cooler. The boat ride on the Grand Canal was wonderful and relaxing. Seeing sites from a boat is easier than braving the crowds.

Patrick D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The guide was excellent , interesting , engaging and informative . The tour gave a great insight about Venice historically and culturally .

Mark G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

A very informative tour of Venice! We had a behind the scenes look at Doge's Palace and St. Mark's. The tour guide provided excellent information and interesting anecdotes.

Clive G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very good tour and excellent guide.

nikkio0808

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. We included the upgrade for the secret itinerary tour of the Doge's Palace. Elena, our tour guide for the Doge's Palace was amazing. She was not only informative and knowledgeable, she was animated and made the history come to life. In addition to the tour, we enjoyed the free time to explore the remaining parts of the Doge's Palace. For the afternoon component, our tour guide Paola was also excellent. Having only 8 of us in the group allowed Paola to tailor the tour to our wants. Overall, we really enjoyed this tour!

Ronald G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Moise, our tour guide, was spectacular! He made Venice even more magical for us!!! The combination of the water taxi ride and the walking tour is an excellent way to understand the history and present day life of this fantastic city.

robbie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour was thorough and interesting. Our guide was excellent was knowledgeable.

GONZALO A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour, excellent organization, the guide was very kind and well informed.

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