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We would highly recommend this trip. We were in a group of 8 people and our tour guide was very informative and helpful. Well worth it!
What an amazing experience. There were a total of seven of us on the boat and our tour guide was fabulous and spoke perfect English and could answer all our questions, it was an education all by itself. We left on time and the weather was great for touring. The guide even made suggestions as to other tours we could take in order to appreciate the culture of the people in Venice. I was so relaxed and taken up with the history that I was disappointed when we arrived back to our destination. Take this tour, you would not be disappointed.
This was one of the highlights of our trip. It gave us a great opportunity to see a lot of Venice and learn about some of its history and its buildings. I felt much safer on this type of boat than I would have on a gondola particularly when we were out in the open sea. Our guide was lovely (you could see she really enjoyed her job) - she gave us accurate information about some of the Venetian buildings but wasn't over the top.
This boat tour took us almost all around Venice and wetted our appetite for discovering some of its hidden quarters. The next day we spent the day in Dorsoduro and Santa Croce which are away from the busy St Mark's square area and are well worth looking at. We followed our explorations the following day with an afternoon in Castello. I would highly recommend this tour to visitors to Venice.
This was a brilliant tour. The guide was enthusiastic and answered any questions we had. You can see so much of Venice from the water, and I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Venice.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and took us down some fascinating and very picturesque little canals.
This was a small group tour - 6 people - in a motor boat. It was really worth doing as we had a really good view of places and an excellent commentary from the knowledgeable guide.
Excellent tour guide, wonderful view of venice, covering all the main areas
Cold day but the grand canal boat trip was worth it. Got to see far more than a typical gondala ride and reallly saw the diverse history
Thoroughly enjoyable and very interesting. Gondolas are enjoyment but this tour opens your eyes. A must do
A must do for first time visitors. Seeing Venice from the Canal is an unforgettable experience.
Amazing tour. Everyone should do this! Very informative and beautiful. Our tour guide was great and knew tons of interesting information and secrets of Venice! Such a great way to see how beautiful Venice Is.
This tour was perfect. We were in small groups in beautiful Venetian taxis - so plenty of room and every one could see. The guide was wonderful - witty and so knowledgeable.
Well worth every penny - and actually very reasonable given Venice prices.
Our group of four went on this tour with another couple and it was fantastic! We cringed at the thought of a gondola ride through the canals with the million other tourists and thought this the best way to see Venice...and we weren't wrong. We got a very thorough tour of Venice with fantastic narrative from our female guide. We were more than impressed and would highly recommend it to others.
I would highly recommend doing this ... it provides a great way to see from the water the sites of Venice ... after being on the ground walking throughout Venice it was great to see the city from a different view
A great way to explore the Grand Canal and learn about the Palaces and beautiful buildings. Christina our guide provided lots of information about the formation of Venice and it's culture. She also recommended a terrific restaurant!
This was an exceptional tour. Our guide was delightful in addition to her knowledge. A really nice time.
More than we expected, far better value than a gondola . A beautiful small taxi boat for 8 guests, cool skipper, an English speaking, passionate knowledgeable guide.who seemed to know everything about Venice.
If you do one trip in Venice, this is a must and good value.
The first four guest sit at the back of the boat,, which in my mind is the best position. The other 4 sit at the front.
Would go again.
This was one of the highlights while in Venice. The boat dock was easy to find, (located at the Royal Gardens, the only tree-lined park on the water) You get off the Vaporetto (water bus) at the St. Mark's
Square dock and turn left. Walk over 2 foot bridges and you are there. And since it was our first day in Venice, we thought this would be a good introduction to this beautiful city. We merely had to show our Viator voucher to the tour guide and we were on our way.The boats were absolutely beautiful, and of a highly polished wood, holding only 10 people. the driver, a guide and 8 passengers. The smaller boat size enabled us to leave the main channel and go into the narrow canals, giving us a wonderful view of Venice
life and history. It really helped us to understand exactly how Venice was formed and how it manages
(after almost 800 years) to continue to flourish.Thank you Viator for a wonderful experience!
First time visitors to Venice will appreciate the introduction to the city from the waterway. The guide was knowledgeable and offered interesting information to broaden the appreciation of an exciting city.
This trip was great value and enabled us to see many of the sights of Venice with an excellent informed tour guide (Christina). Travelling by water taxi in a small group was very comfortable and relaxing. We were able to take many pictures at locations we would not normally be able to access ( and I will get them uploaded in due course!!) I would highly recommend this tour.