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We met our guide by the royal gardens Near St Marks just near the Vaperetto stops. She was hard to stop as she had no sign but there was a chap in there holding various tour signs up and he pointed her out. It was a small friendly group and the tour guide was really informative. It's more expensive than the other tours but well worth it.
this for me was the highpoint of venice. the man guide was funny and friendly. it was us and another lady with her kids from canada so it was english throughout. we saw a lot of places we wouldnt have otherwise seen like the jewish ghetto and the gondola factory. i would go again in a heartbeat if im ever back in venice. this was the best thing about the place
We had Kristina as our guide and she was fabulous. We were able to ask questions about anything, it didn't have to be related to the tour. It tools is to parts of Venice that we wouldn't have visited ourselves eg: The Ghetto. We were fortunate enough to have a small group of 7. We also took our daughters 8 and 10 and they loved the tour and wanted to go again.
Would highly reccommend.
We enjoyed the tour a lot and were able to see a lot more then we would have been able by foot. The tour guide was great and she explained things very good. We are glad we took the tour.
Tour was interesting as you got to see and hear about different areas of Venice and it's history. The one disappointing thing about Venice is the growing number of Roma Gypsies who continually annoy tourists. The authorities need to address this as it could spoil Venice as a tourist attraction.
This is worth doing if you'd like to see the waterways in and around Venice and have someone talk about the history and answer questions. Our guide was very upbeat and knew her stuff. For the cost, I think we should have explored a bit more - perhaps gone to the Lido or another island for a brief visit.