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Deborah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a great tour with an excellent and knowledgeable guide who provided lots of interesting facts and history. The first portion in Doge's palace was a very large group but the radios worked well and we saw lots of the palace. It was extremely hot and sticky inside so was nice we had 3 hours until the next part of our tour to pick up some lunch and head back to our hotel around the corner to eat and relax in the air conditioning. We met at the same place for the afternoon portion which is very easy to find Royal Gardens and this tour was much smaller group which was even better. St Mark's is definitely worth seeing with a guide to get the information - it is so beautiful with all the mosaics the only disappointment is you can't take pictures to remember. The walking portion at the end was also interesting as we got information and history about alleyways and squares we had encountered the day before

SUBHENDU KR B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Venice without Doge and #39;s palace has no meaning

Ashley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Joseph R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

A must do for the quick and highly enjoyable history of Venice.

Dianebirch29

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny

CWalk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The two tours were both well organized and informative. Having headsets for listening to the tour guide are a great plus! Ariana did a wonderful job with the Doges Palace. The paintings in the palace are amazing and the jail was interesting. Sylvia also did a wonderful tour of San Marco Basilica. Very beautiful inside! We will be booking tours for Athens through Viator.

A F M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Wonderful! So informative and interesting. Really embellished my enjoyment of Venice. The tour guides on each tour were equally thorough and personable.

I am so pleased I did this tour. Thank you.

5m17hy Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was 2 different tours. The Doge's Palace tour was excellent and the guide was amazing. The Basilica was also excellent and the guide was good, but she tended to only talk to those in front of her and didn't worry if fo were well behind on the walking tour.

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our tour guide was excellent and easy to hear as we had headsets. The tour of the Doges palace was interesting and we were pleased to get the same tour guide for the afternoon tour of St Marks and Venice Walking. A really lovely day. We don and #39;t usually do tours but really felt we gained a lot.

Donald L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

We really enjoyed both tours, but the St Mark's basilica and Venice walking tour were the highlight of the day. Our guide had entertaining stories to tell all along the way.

Micheline L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

The guides were excellent, they described with pation. We learned a lot of Venice history.

Richard W E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Excellent tour!

Carla B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Very informative. Best way to see and learn.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent tour of the Doges Palace with a very helpful and interesting guide. We skipped the line and went across the Bridge of Sighs to the prison.
Skipping the line in the afternoon for the Basilica tour was very helpful.
I would definitely recommend this tour

Mary Sue K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Fantastic tour! The guide was very knowledgable and informative the skip the line feature was a huge advantage.

George A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Although it seemed a little steep, the card was worth it as we got a great young guide and we skipped the line into the Doge's palace. A real must do. If time is important to you, then get the card.

Sheena M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was an excellent introduction to Venice. Both guides were informative and gave just the right amount of detail without overwhelming us. The ear pieces make a hugely positive difference. Barbara was particularly entertaining in the morning.

Russell W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Happy with the tour guide and the tour presentation.

Christine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

A great day. Both tours interesting and tour leaders really knew their material. Highly recommended.

Gina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Very interesting. Andrea (Andrew) was very knowledgeable and shared so much on the Doges Palace tour. Laura was an excellent guide as we went through St. Mark's Basilica and the Venice walking tour.

cinroadking

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was a very good tour worth the money to get all of the history.

dorothy c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The Doge's Palace was very well done interesting and a worthwhile tour. The meeting point in the gardens is a piece of cake if you arrive by vaporetto. St Marks is magnificent especially if you love byzantine gold. the mosaics are breathtaking. We visited behind the alter and saw the Pala d' Oreo a panel of gold embedded with gems commissioned in 976. Our guide answered questions about the occupation of Venice and purpose of the mask.

Tanya K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

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Steve T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

I did the tour on Sept 10th. The tour meeting point was nearby and easy to find. Our guide for the Doge's Palace was Arianna. The tour was very informative and Arianna provided the right amount of info so it was easy to understand the history of the building, the palace and the art. It was good to get into the prison area. Great Art pieces.
In the afternoon I went on the 2nd part of the tour to St Marks Basilica. Our guide was Maria. The tour was very informative, whilst not over the top. Inside is amazing. A must see. The Skip the Line ticket is a must as the queues had 2-3 hour waits. Overall, a very good way to see 2 of the top attractions in Venice.

Linda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

The tours were other wonderful .Skip the line is a must ! The time between was good to just enjoy the area of San Marco . Highly recommend this tour to see everyone the best of both worlds.

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