These 4 tours are an excellant way to hit the highlights of Venice. The Doge Palace is a can't miss. Our tour guide was very informative weaving Venice history into the beauty of the palace. Skipping the line at the Basilica is worth the cost of the tour. Our walking tour guide pointed out hidden gems. The grand canal cruise was a highlight of our Venice visit. It was informative about the beautiful villas and neighborhoods from the canal. Our boat driver also took us through smaller canals due to extra time.
Best package deal giving us a wonderful overview of the city. Viator's guides were all very good and eager to share their knowledge about their city.
ollie brown Australia
We loved this tour. These old buildings are amazing. If you like history, then this is for you.
Great package, which allowed us to do the things we most wanted to do in central Venice in a very efficient way. Skip-the-line tours of both the Basilica and Doge's Palace are definitely the way to go! Saved us lots of time and aggravation. We had a little bit of a hiccup with timing of the Grand Canal Tour a number of us were told to show up at 5:00p rather than 4:00p - but the company quickly resolved the problem and we had a lovely cruise.
Ann W United States of ...
When you vacation in high season you have to have an edge to ensure tickets to all the must-see sights without the wait. Viator is my edge. Great history with native Venetian guides. Love the walking tours. Only way to feel part of the country. Canal Cruise a real treat.
A great way to see a lot of Venice in a day. The timing between the Doge's Palace and the tour of St. Mark's and then the boat trip gave us time to process what we had seen, catch our breath and relax a little bit. The tour guide was excellent and there was nothing better than not having to wait in the very long lines to get into the venues.
One of the best excursions we have taken. The Palace, Basilica and boat ride on the canals were all great. All 3 tour guides were excellent.
Our group of 8 four adults and four teenagers took this tour on our first day in Venice after arriving the night before. It was a great orientation to this beautiful city! All of us enjoyed the tour through Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica - just breathtaking! This tour set the standard for us on the duration of our trip through Italy - so informative and enjoyable. The walking tour was perfect - even in the misty rain. We loved this and highly recommend!
Michael S United States of ...
Well worth doing. Guilds were top shelf, especially Marc?? tall guide who was extremely funny and entertaining best guide yet. The islands were amazing.
Our guide on the walking tour was excellent. She was interesting to listen to and was able to make us feel part of Venice!
Excellent tours, very good value for money...guides were knowledgeable and helpful
Lisa D United States of ...
This tour was incredible! Three very different ways to see the city and learn of it's culture. Our guide for Doge's Palace was so empassioned and informative. The palace itself is beautiful. Having the time in between was perfect. Had some lunch and walked around. The St. Mark's tour was spectacular - after seeing the Basilica, we toured the city - learned so much about the local culture and the history of Venice and it's residence. Finally, the Gondola ride was such an enjoyable way to end the day and because it was Sunday, we made it back in time for a 6:45 mass at St. Mark's. Fantastic tour, highly recommended!
What a great way to see Venice. Well organized, well lead, and was all what we expectedd.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great tour and worth the cost.
This was a great way to see the Venice highlights in a day. The Doge's Palace tour was excellent. Our tour guide was also excellent. Knowledgeable and very pleasant. Great to skip the lines which were already long first thing in the morning. Only issue is this is actually three separate tours you need to check in for.
great tour and guide was very knowledgeable, and pace was on target....
This was a great tour. The weather did not cooperate as we did the walking tour in the rain. In addition, I missed the departure time for the Doge's Palace and was not able to find the tour group upon my late arrival. Kudos to the tour company for allowing me to do the Doge's Palace the next morning. I have to say, The Doge's Palace was my favorite part of the day - I really enjoyed getting the political backgrounds information, as well as seeing the prison and Bridge of Sighs. Loved this tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed both the morning and afternoon sessions of the tour. Our guides, Gina and Marco were very good and well informed. Gina took us to all the important rooms at the Doge palace with a good sense of humour. Marco was equally funny and made the tour enjoyable even though the Basilica was closed.
This was a fabulous day of 3 Viator tours purchased as a Venice Super Saver package. All 3 were outstanding. The 9am tour was of the Doge's Palace -- our guide, Steffan, was very interesting and kept things moving along at a perfect pace leading us through the rooms of the Doge's palace including the prison rooms. The 11:30am tour was a fascinating walk mostly off the beaten tourist paths through the lanes, piazzas and across the pedestrian bridges of Venice. Our guide, Rita, was full of knowledge and enthusiasm and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. One of the highlights was seeing the outside of the hospital ospedale with the water ambulances and a water hearse parked in the canal alongside. It was great getting in to see St. Mark's Basilica without waiting in line but our time touring it was a little too short with so much else to see on the rest of our walking tour. Rita's exuberance was infectious, she enjoyed the questions and dialogue with our group, and she brought Venice to life for everyone. The 3rd tour of the package was a motorboat/water taxi tour into the lagoon and then back around through the Grand Canal for an hour. I forget our tour guide's name but he was very charming and informative, and we enjoyed both the boat ride and his narrative immensely.
We highly recommend this 3-in-1 tour package to enjoy and learn about the history, geography, and life in Venice. The tour guides were all enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and personable. They keep the groups small, about 12 on the walking tours and 8 on the boat tour -- which is great. We met for each tour outside at the Royal Gardens along the waterfront next to St. Mark's Square. There are stairs in the Doge's Palace, and lots of walking and some pedestrian bridges in the walking tour, but one woman in our group with a cane was able to keep up very nicely. In between the 2nd walking and 3rd boat tours we had about 2 1/2 hours for lunch and strolling around on our own. Fantastic day!!
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