Venice was our first stop while on a two week trip to Italy and we absolutely LOVED it there! We did this tour the first day which I recommend to give us an overview of Venice so that we could explore later on our own. The Basilica was simply gorgeous and so wonderful to go inside with the guide who knew so much history since she was a local who also spoke good English. Having headsets on is the way to go since you can wander and look on your own while getting the knowledge without having to be right next to the guide to hear the information. The walking guide was great because we went on some side streets and campos and got interesting information that we would have never seen or known on our own. Venice is brimming with so many interesting streets around every corner that it is so fun to just get lost and go with it! Then we had the Grand Canal Ride that took us through the canal while having narration the whole time. It is simply gorgeous and what a wonderful introduction to beautiful Venice. It was wonderful and we are so happy we did it. In fact we took six Viator tours during our two week stay in Venice, Florence and Rome and all of them were fantastic and I highly recommend! It is truly the best way to get a feel for the history and people so that you can go explore on your own later.
Tour guide was excellent and made the experience so much more than had I been alone. Without a guide, you'd miss too many subtle pieces of history and information, detracting from the visit. As usual, Viator/City Wonder Tours exceeded my expectations!
Chiara was amazing. She is a wealth of knowledge and so very approachable. She made us all feel so welcome and learned by the end of our tour. We came to love Venice that much more thanks to her. Our kids were enthralled with everything she had to say. Don't miss this tour, you will shortchange your self if you do.
If you only have one day in Venice like we did this is the perfect tour- it gave us a great over view of the history of Venice all the while seeing all the key points of Venice. I just wish we had done it in the morning so we had time to shop afterwards.
This is a great tour and probably one of the best ways to see all parts of Venice. Beware that the tour says it runs for 2 hours with a 1 hour water taxi ride which we understood to be a two hour tour all up one hour walking, one hour in the water taxi however it is actually a 3 hour tour. Because of the misunderstanding the tour would have overlapped our next Viator booked tour however our guide Susan did all she could to negotiate with the water taxi driver to drop us near the start point of the next tour so we didn't miss out. Gladly we were able to do both tours in the limited time we had before reboarding our ship.
We had an awesome time, it was a great tour and the tour guide was very knowledgable and shared her enthusiasm with us. Definitely worth it, the best ways to see venice if you do not have a lot of time. It is a very comprehensive tour.
Amazing! Susan was an incredible tour guide- so knowledgeable. I would highly taking the tour with her. Thank you Susan. We had a wonderful time!
Dorothy and Emily
This tour was amazing!
Fantastic!! We loved the small group 7 size, and our tour guide Marie was great! Great information about Venice, with humor throughout to keep things interesting. It felt like a long tour in a good way. Going out on the boat felt crucial to the Venice experience as well. Over all, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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