The guides for both the walking tour and boat trip were great. The walking tour guide also gave us handy info on where to go to get the best views and it was free we would never have known about it otherwise. The guide on the boat trip was very entertaining. Took this tour on my birthday and wasn't disappointed, thanks for the great memories!
great tour - was warm that day but such fun to see Venice finally
We loved Venice. A little cold, a little wet but nothing short of fantastic.
This tour was worth it's price and was the best tour we took in Venice. We had a fascinating 2 hour walking tour of the piazzas, narrow passageways, canals,St Marks Square and the Rialto Bridge, then boarded a private boat for a 1 hour Grand canal tour. Our guide was very informative regarding the history of Venice, the trade with different countries that influenced it's prosperity and political changes and of course the influence of the rising water table. The guide explained that Venice is a network of canals, which largely take the place of what would be roads in other cities. Gondolas and water taxis transport people to and from destinations. Touring the Grand canal, we saw a library that you enter from the canal with boots on as the water inside the library floor is about 2 inches high, we saw Venetians leaving their homes in small boats there are no motorized vehicles or bicycles allowed in Venice. It is a pedestrian only city, our guide explained that ALL commerce is transacted by boat. This is a beautiful city and our guide was able to let us see beyond the highlight of St. Marks Square. I would highly recommend this tour to a friend.
Very informative and enjoyable tour. The guide for Grand canal ride was more awesome. We had bags that we had to carry on boat(had to take Ferry to venice train station right after the grand canal ride), both the tour guide and boat driver accommodated our request.
Wonderful way to get a detailed view of this unique city! Reasonably priced. Excellent tour guides!!!! Thanks.
This was an excellent and informative tour. We learned a lot about Venice; Our walking tour guide had lived in Venice her entire life and her stories and the history she shared were fascinating. We got a glimpse of life beyond the tourist areas. The boat tour was ok-hard to take photos due to space
This was a really wonderful tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly and she was tireless in taking us all over and providing both historical and current perspectives. She pointed out all sorts of details that I would have missed on my own. She had a good sense of humor and was very Italian- she knew the area as a native! The boat ride later in the day was also excellent. There were only 5 of us in the boat plus the driver and guide. Again, the guide was great telling us so much about past and present and we were able to go to areas we'd never reach or see by foot. I highly recommend this!
Wonderful tour. Tour guide was great. We enjoyed the boat ride.
Very good and again, yet another guide her proved to be very knowledgeable and helpful
Very knowledgeable guide. The boat tour was excellent. Weve been to Venice a few times, but seeing it from the boat was new for us and lots of fun.
This tour is quick but perfect for Venice! You are told a lot and shown the highlights that if you would like to see more of, you can easily return! After the boat ride tour, there was no need to overpay for a gondola ride. We very much enjoyed our time in Venice and the tour helped!
The boat tour was amazing. With only 6 passengers in the water taxi, I was able to stand at the back and not be jostled by other tourists. Francesa is a very knowledgeable guide, and the walking tour took me to parts of Venice that I hadn't visited previously.
tour guide was good. I misunderstood the description when I first purchased this and believed it to be skip the line St. Marks and Doges' Palace but Doges' palace was not visited. St. Mark's was closed the day we went and I completely understand that that is out of their control. The boat ride was great different but equally informed guide. we were gone for 4 hours and it was worth it.
This was terrific. So great that after visiting St Marks Cathedral and the Square, we were able to get out of the busy tourist areas and explore some of Venice's hidden secrets. The boat cruse also was lots of fun. Venice was our favourite stop in our European trip
The meeting location was easy to find. The tour guide and the use of the headsets was an excellent combination. We completed a walking tour that began at San Marco Piazza and ended at the Rialto Bridge, combining historic and cultural information nicely. Tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. Gave us 1 1/2 hours to get lunch and explore before embarking on a one hour boat ride on a taxi boat that put the sites and their locations into proximity. This was our second tour in Venice having already had a layout of the water taxi services and the drop off sites
Both the walking and boat tour were excellent. The two guides were very knowledgeable. When you only have a short time to spend in Venice, this tour is the way to go. It provides you with an excellent overview of the city.
Our tour on Sunday the 9th of October was great. Sabrina was the guide for the 2 hour walking tour and she was really good. She told us many things about Venice that we had never heard before. Skipping the line to get into St. Marks was very nice as there was a very long line and the mosaics were fantastic! After the 2 hours we went on a 1 hour boat tour of the various canals and our guide Barbara really knew a lot about the architecture of the the beautiful buildings lining the canals and the history of the families that lived in them. There were only 8 of us on the speed boat and we had a very good time. The driver was skilled and very careful. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Venice. It helped us to love this city more than ever!!!
Good tour on a rainy day! The guide really spoke to the Venetians as she was born and raised there which made it that much more interesting!
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