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Doge palace was amazing, the walked tour guide was hot and the boat tour only had 4 couples with the guide.
If you do one tour in Venice, this should be it. I would make sure to do the optional Doge's palace portion too. It was so nice to have a tour with a personable guide who knew what she was talking about. We were able to get really great pictures and not feel overwhelmed by hoards of crowds since it was after hours and few people were inside other than our small group. When they turned the lights on at the Basilica it was just breath taking.
This is a must when you visit Venice. I particularly liked that our tour on these two incredible landmarks was split. We visited the Doge's Palace in the morning then returned at 2pm to tour St. Mark's and do a Venice walking tour. We also had different guides on each tour. Both guides were good but the gentleman conducting the tour of the Doge's Palace had a Venetian accent and was a little difficult to understand at times. The lady conducting the tour of St. Mark's was excellent. Both were very knowledgeable.
Great way to see Venice in one day. The Doge and #39;s Palace was beautiful and the grand canal cruise was wonderful as well. Reccommended!
The Doges Palace tour and the guide were terrific. Could have spent two more hrs there. St. Marks and walking tour and guide not as good. The last part, the boat tour, guide was mediocre. We also had called the actual local tour company for help in rescheduling and found them to be rude and unhelpful.
Loved this tour! Aga was a fantastic guide! Very knowledgeable and she has an excellent sense of humour and had a good rapport with the group. The tour was extensive and detailed and you get to see areas of the Doge's Palace you would not see otherwise! Really enjoyed this and would highly recommend!
Did this tour the first full day we were in Venice, and I am so glad we did! First part morning was Doge's Palace - our guide was very knowledgeable, and spoke clearly and concisely, which is important when you are listening through headphones. She provided in-depth on he history and architecture of the Doges and the palace. Second part afternoon was St Marks/ walking tour - our guide was a native Venetian and we learned so much from her about the lay-out of the city and the daily life there. The third part was a boat tour - very relaxing way to end the day and learn more about the buildings along the Grand Canal. It was a perfect way to become oriented with the city.
Loved this tour! Doge's Palace was so much more than I imagined. Our guide Marco was funny and provided us with lots of information. There were 14 people in our group and we were provided headsets.
The tour of the Doge's Palace was amazing I learned so much, both about Venice's history and the palace itself. Daniella was very knowledgeable. Walking through the prison and over the Bridge of Sighs was very cool. The walking tour through Castello was very interesting. The boat ride was fabulous we traveled through small canals as well as the Canale Grande, and again, our guide was very informative. St. Mark's Basilica was closed that day apparently priests were being ordained, so we weren't able to see inside the basilica. This was not a problem, as I was in Venice for two weeks and could visit another day when the basilica was open. I thought this tour was really a good value, and a nice way to learn about the city's major landmarks.
The tour was excellent. Elizabetta shared her love of Venice with us and her considerable knowledge of her history. The tour moves to to a bird's eye view of the Piazza and the four horses through to the magnificent Doge's Palace, prisons and bridge. This tour is well worth taking.
Thank you Susan for a great tour of Doges Palace and St Mark's Basilica. Your knowledge about the history of these buildings and Venice was fantastic. We really enjoyed the tour, and would recommend to others.
Great tour. Our tour guide was great -- VERY knowledgeable and very animated. I was much impressed with the Doge's Palace, as well as going over and thru the Bridge of Sighs which was under renovation last time I visited Venice - 6 years ago.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour
James G L Canada
The guide for the morning half Venice walking tour part seemed knowledgeable but she didn't pay attention to her microphone mount so on the aggregate, we only heard about half of her talks. The afternoon half San Marco and Doges Palace guide was better at provided good commentary.
Informative tour. The Doge and #39;s palace tour description says extra 1.5 hours to the walking tour, but it is more like 2 hours.
Wonderful guide for Doge's Palace. The Basilica tour was a little repetious and very crowded.
Mark A Australia
Skip the line is always a great idea. You beat the queues and the huge crowds.The Doge's Palace was amazing as was St.Marks.Wish we had more time in St.Mark's.The walking tour was great also.The guides were informative and friendly.
This was a great tour for the ones who are visiting Venice for the first time. The tour is broken up in two parts. First tour was the Doge's palace and the second one was St Marks Basilica. You had lunch on your own. I could not really understand the first Tour guide but the second one was excellent. She was full of information about Venice and the beautiful St Mark's Basilca. I would highly recommend this tour.
This tour was certainly good value. Our tour guide for the Doges Palace was very knowledgeable of the history and shared this with us with a good sense of humour.
It was disappointing that we could not 'skip the line, to the St Marks Basilica- the clergy were apparently having a 'staff' meeting and the Basilica was closed. While we could take a tour when it reopened, the queue stretched right around the Square.
The Grande Canal boat tour was also very worthwhile. Knowledgeable guide and just a really lovely way to see some of Venice
The Doge and #39;s Palace is incredible and I and #39;d recommend a tour through it. I just wasn and #39;t entirely impressed with the tour operator, called Turive, that viator placed me with. I would book through a different company in future.
Doing what: Doge's Palace Guided Tour
The tour was primarily of the doge prison area. The public part of the palace was up to you to tour after the prison tour. The guide was informative and knowledgeable. There were a lot of stairs and narrow passageways. It was certainty not what I expected but it was a tour of the prison area not taken by the not taken by the general public.
We loved everything about this tour! There was a different tour guide for all 3 parts and they were all very knowledgeable friendly and passionate about the city. Having skip the line passes for the basilica and doges palace is a must have because the lines are incredibly long so it was perfect.
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