Fantastic guide, with a huge knowledge of Venice, she was a Venetian and showed us all how proud she was of her city. Unfortunately, on a person note, I had forgotten how many bridges with steps there are in Venice and I have a problem with my knees, so this proved very difficult for me. The visit to St Mark's alone was worth the ticket price, so if anyone else is in the same position as me, they might want to skip the rest of the tour, which would have been the sensible thing for me to do.
You have to go in the museum in St. Mark's. The mosaics are absolutely awesome and show incredible Biblical scenes throughout. I personally thought the mosaics there on the ceiling were more impressive than St Peter's in the Vatican. Also, make sure to see the original horses from Constantinople's hippodrome. They're inside the museum as well. It's an awesome piece of history from an amazing empire that once flourished for a millennium - the Byzantines.
Caroline N New Zealand
Excellent tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and had a good sense of humour. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour! Even with my bad knees, the length was of the tour was just right at the end though my knees had enough, so give it a try. Will you ever be back in Venice? You just have to see as much as possible in Venice, so this is a great summary tour. And then have a nice lunch planned to let you know you can rest after the tour.
Great guide. Well worth it. Loved seeing the out of way areas outside of the piazza.
Very knowledgeable guide. We went places and learned more about Venice than we could possibly have done alone. Loved Venice!
This was an excellent tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. We really thought it was the highlight of our trip!!
Our guide was wonderful. We took the tour on an exceptionally hot day. She was careful to keep us in the shade as much as possible. We were very glad we took the tour.
Excellent walking tour and our guide Merco was great. He was very informative and answered all our questions. He had interesting anecdotes doubt Venice and particularly St. Mark's. I learned a lot about the Basilica itself and it's history. We were not bored for one minute. Highly recommend this tour but be prepared, it says a lot of walking and it is, and so worth it!
Very informative tour about the city and the church. I enjoyed it and would recommend.
Our tour guide gave us a very good review of St Mark's from outside. We went in for a short time which was fine because it was so crowded. The best part of the tour was the walk around the neighborhoods surrounding St Mark's Square where we learned a great deal about what it is like to live in Venice.
Our guide was wonderful. It was a rainy day and we still enjoyed the experience.
Enjoyed this very much, despite the rain. Also, our guide, while very knowledgeable, was hard to understand. Her English was okay, but not great.
This was a very good tour and as described. It was two hour tour and covered a lot of ground in that time. Our tour guide Gina was informative, congenial and a pleasure.
Kim United States of ...
Though this was a short tour it did not disappoint. We quickly skipped the very long line to enter St. Mark's Basilica and the guide was very knowledgeable and animated and brought the history of the venue to life. After leaving the Basilica we took a walk through some of the streets of Venice. Because of our travel schedule we took this tour on our last day in Venice and were worried that the walking tour would be redundant but we were pleasantly surprised at how much we learned. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone heading to Venice.
Francesca was excellent. This tour is well worth the money. The tour starts at the Royal Gardens as described in VIATOR's information how ever the Royal Gardens show up under various names on different maps. VIATOR's directions from the vapporretto stop were excellent.
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