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Our guide, Eleanora, gave us a wonderful glimpse of a part of Venice away from all the tourist crowds - the Academia side of the city. Walked through old, quiet, often elegant areas of the city. From old palazzos now converted for public use, to favorite local hangouts with awesome food. And at the end of the walk, a quiet ride through some of the small canals of the city by gondola. I could easily have spent many hours just drifting from canal to canal. How our gondolier managed some of the tight curves and corners without bumping or scratching the gondola is still a mystery. Would do it all again!
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide was born and raised in Venice, so she was outstanding in local knowledge of Venice. We did a lovely walking tour on several neighborhoods, and she explained many things to us along the way. It was very interesting. We then had a great Gondola Ride along the small canals and got to see what it looks like from the water. We enjoyed this very much, and I would do this tour again, when we come back to Venice. Our tour groups and very small, we only had 3 others in this group, so it's easy to hear your guide as she's talking as you're walking.
Walking tour was great. Gondola ride was shorter than expected and the gondolier spent most of the time on his cell phone.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable so the tour was very interesting. The gondola ride was excellent. Good value for money.
I wasn't very impressed with the walk - after the other 3 tours we had in Rome and Florence, I guess I was expecting a little more than just a glimpse of how the local Venetians live. It would have been great to be able to visit at least one of the many key highlights e.g basilica or churches. The gondola ride was fine - very calm and enjoyable.
Very good specially because it shows you the normal venice.
I can recommend this - it was an excellent walking tour. The guide was very informative and she gave us a great insight to parts of Venice I had not seen before.
Loved this tour! The walk through the streets was fascinating and the gondalla ride was magical ! I think doing the tour in the evening made it special !
The walking tour was great but the people running the Gondola's were rude and our driver was on the phone all the time and he wasn't interested in us and we had no clues to what we were seeing.
Would have been better if it wasn't so dark out. We couldn't really appreciate the sites or the gondola ride.
The guide tour was very interesting and knowledgeable. The evening gondola ride was charming and wonderful - quiet and kind of mysterious.
enjoyed the walking tour around Acamedia but wasn't impressed in the Gondola ride so much theres only really 2 good seats in a gondola and 6 people means its hard to see facing backwards, we did another gondola ride the next day on our own.
Tour was fun - gondolier was a bit grumpy, because he didn't speak enough English to tell us what he needed us to do. Would've been nice if there was explanation on the gondola portion of what we were seeing, and some history of the gondola tradition. Would still recommend.