Loved this tour and our guide. She was great!! Learned lots of history and saw the lesser seen sites of the city. Highly recommended.
Coolmitch United Kingdom
Loved this tour. I must admit the thought of spending 2 hours on a motorboat going up and down the canals in the heat did not sound good. What a surprise , me and my wife found it very interesting. We visited the boat yard first and I enjoyed the history being said by our guide. We then visited the Jewish Getto and were able to get off and walk through the streets. Very interesting the different style of houses and shops. We walked through to pick up the boat again and travelled down the grand canal. We got a good view of the Rialto Bridge from the end of the canal as from the normal side it has hordings up with advertisments. we were told they were doing up the bridge and we would not be able to get to the spot we got engaged at some 2 years before by foot. We next got off on the less busy side of the grand canal and were lead by our guide to a Gondola boat building business which was very interesting to see. We got back on the boat for the last few minutes of the tour which we fully enjoyed and would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks Viator I know you can get things right sometimes.
If you do one boat tour on Venice, make it this one! It is a MUST do on your trip - especially at the beginning of your trip. Christina the tour guide was truly exceptional and made the tour extra special. She was informative, knowledgeable, courteous, funny and very genuine. The group is small so that everyone has a place to stand up and take pictures on the boat. Christina also took the time after the tour to point out a few local spots to visit and answer any questions we had about our visit to Venice. The tour itself takes you through variety of hidden canals that you wouldn't otherwise see along with the Grand Canal. You also make a stop at the Jewish Ghetto for a short walking tour. Christina gives an entertaining history of Venice and has you hanging on her every word while showing you various points of interest and little known facts along the way. The tour was so wonderful, we would do it again on our next visit! Grazie mille to Christina for creating such a memorable experience!
Wonderful tour. Too bad it rained the entire time we were on the boat!
A great tour and the guide was so informative , a great start to our holiday
An experience of a lifetime. Bring your video camera as pictures don't do it justice. Tour guides are the best and the Motorboat only takes a group of 8 everyone gets to stand out side of the boat for picture taking with a clear audio given by the guide. You spent the money to go there so don't miss this lifetime experience.
Great tour. Tour guide was very informative on this small group. Stopped along the way to visit the Jewish Ghetto, then back on board to finish the tour via the canals. Great way to see the island
Fantastic trip. We saw so many sites that we would not have seen by just walking. Christina was the best tour guide ever!
A wonderful tour that was so informative and interesting - and FUN. Our tour guide Christina was absolutely wonderful. She was friendly, knowleagble, and also I loved how proud she was of her country too.. and she made the tour so very interesting - and always putting us and our needs first. We saw so many things and places that we just wound have never seen or known about if not going on this wonderful your. Also it was a small friendly group of people on the tour too that by the end of the two hours I felt like id known for years. I highly recommend you take this this tour you will LOVE it! xxx
Highly recommended - great way to see more of the city. Christina was a perfect guide. We were a small group so it was very personal and at our own pace. Really interesting to see quieter parts of this very busy city. Loved the Jewish Quarter.
We had a very memorable experience on our venice Canal Cruise, organized by Viator. The duration of the trip included all the highlights covered in the programme and we were not disappointed. There were some stop-overs which allowed us to visit other interesting parts of Venice that we might have overlooked on our 5 day stay. Christina, our charming and knowledgable host provided us with a running commentary of all the facts relating to the venetian scene. We would not wanted to have missed out on this excursion for all the bridges in Venice !!
I definitely recommend this tour. Directions to pick up a bit confusing but did not spoil a thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour. To add to the day the weather was excellent
Excellent would recommend to any one who wants to see a little more of hidden Venice. Out tour guide was excellent she made the excursion very interesting
This was an excellent tour, which was well worth the price paid.
Our guide, Christina, was very informative and paced things just right.
She answered our questions and showed us places that we would never have found on our own.
We found this tour to be thoroughly enjoyable, the guide was very knowledgable and spending a couple of hours on the canals seems appropriate when in Venice. There were a few opportunities to walk around en route and we learnt a lot about the Venice communities thru the generations and about who lived in some of the many magnificent buildings.
This was a great tour! There were only eight of us plus our guide so we were really able to see all the sights as well as get out of the boat several times to see different areas of the city. It was easy to stand up and take pictures whenever we wanted although beware of the salt spray making spots on your lens. We loved being able to see some of the smaller canals that are only available in this way. We saw parts of the city that we might otherwise have missed such as the Jewish Ghetto and the Gondola Boatyards where the gondolas are built. Our guide was great--very friendly and knowledgeable--and I would highly recommend her. I took her card so that I could include her in my review but alas it disappeared during the rest of our travels. I think her name was Katherine and she was originally from Croatia or the Czech Republic. We enjoyed her tour very much. It was totally worth the cost to see parts of the city that cannot be accessed by vaporetto.
This was fantastic. Our tour guide---Christina was brilliant. It was so different to our gondola ride on our last visit to Venice and I'm so glad we decided to try something a little different.
Janece from the Gold Coast, australia
We ended up having an almost private tour with only one other couple on board and the tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. I was able to get a lot of great pictures and all in all we were very happy. As a final note, if its hot make sure to take water with you because there are hardly any opportunities to buy any on the tour. We saw places we never would have seen otherwise.
Tour was wonderful. Christina is the real deal - knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous! Great way to get introduced to some of the lesser known areas as well as hitting the major ones as well.
This is an absolute MUST DO! You get so much more than the standard Grand Canal boat tour. Christine, our tour guide, was the very best guide we had on our two week trip. She was entertaining, engaging, and we learned so much about Venice. Its a wonderful overview of the whole city, with amazing views, entertaining stories, and interesting history and local culture. We even got off the boat and walked for a few minutes in two of the neighborhoods, seeing sights we never would have found on our own wandering the city. Don't hesitate to book this tour!