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The tour was excellent- only 4 of us. Christina was exceptional. Thorough, interesting and very passionate about Venice.
We saw canals and areas that we probably would not have done.
Well worth the cost
We really enjoyed seeing the Grand Canal and the Jewish ghetto. Our guide was very informative and it was nice to walk around the Jewish ghetto and learn about the history associated with it. It was a great way to see parts of Venice that tourists wouldn't normal see.
This was very nice. We were with one other couple and we got to see all around the Island. It was lovely and the guide did a very nice job of pointing out things and giving us information.
We got to see areas that would not have normally been available. Our guide was knowledgeable and explained what we were seeing for the entire tour. he walking tour was very good, too. We were on the water for most of the 4 hours - Venice is an incredible city and this tour was well worth it. There were only 5 of us on the boat so we had plenty of room to move around and get pictures.
Great 2 hours on the water in Venice. Even though the tour was 2 hours our guide made sure that we did not miss any points of interest, including the gondola factory. The private taxi was so good rather than being on a public ferry with people who were not on the same tour. The tour finished at a central point where you were able to continue with your own exploring of this wonderful city. Highly recommended, a must when visiting Venice.
This tour should be taken early in your visit to Venice as it gives an overview of the layout of the city and of course of the way in which the intricate system of canals are the arteries of Venetian life. The trip also includes a quick visit to the Jewish quarters which played an important role in the trade industry that was essential to the area. As with most Viator tours our group was small and our guide was excellent.
Great trip. A small group of 6, aboard our own private boat, with cabin or outside space for all, accompanied by an excellent guide called Cristina. A thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours, I would highly recommend it to all new visitors to Venice or indeed to those returning who want to see more than the usual tourist 'hotspots'. We were shown and told many things which you simply could not find on your own. It was my first visit to Venice and I took this on the morning of the first day. It was really interesting, enjoyable and also gave a tremendous overview of areas assisting me in finding my way around afterwards. Such a wonderful tour on a hot summers day and definitely the way to see Venice.
This tour was the highlight of our time in Venice. The guide was wonderful and still very in love with Venice. He promised us boat was the best way to get the big picture of Venice and he was right. We also go on and off the boat and were able to see parts of the city we never would have on foot.
It is a must do if in Venice! You get a completely differenct view point as well as historical information. Well worth the expense!
Christina our guide was excellent. It was a little rainy, but this is a good tour off the beaten path and Christina is very fun and knowledgeable.
Loved this tour, see lots of different areas of Venice. Excellent guide.
HDSMACKEY United States of ...
The highlight of our cruise,Our guide Sergio was very knowledgeable. He explained everything and made the tour a pleasure. I asked him about a good place to eat lunch and he recommended a restaurant that had to be the best in Venice. Thanks for everything. Steve
Excellent tour, our guide Christina was amazing, we all really enjoyed this tour it gave us all a good overview of Venice. Would definitely recommend it is worth it.
Do this tour on your first day in Venice to orientate yourself to the city, learn about the history and taste the best gelato ever! Christina took us away from the beaten track with just a small group of 6 people to show us how Venetians used to live and how they live now.
Loved this tour and our guide. She was great!! Learned lots of history and saw the lesser seen sites of the city. Highly recommended.
Coolmitch United Kingdom
Loved this tour. I must admit the thought of spending 2 hours on a motorboat going up and down the canals in the heat did not sound good. What a surprise , me and my wife found it very interesting. We visited the boat yard first and I enjoyed the history being said by our guide. We then visited the Jewish Getto and were able to get off and walk through the streets. Very interesting the different style of houses and shops. We walked through to pick up the boat again and travelled down the grand canal. We got a good view of the Rialto Bridge from the end of the canal as from the normal side it has hordings up with advertisments. we were told they were doing up the bridge and we would not be able to get to the spot we got engaged at some 2 years before by foot. We next got off on the less busy side of the grand canal and were lead by our guide to a Gondola boat building business which was very interesting to see. We got back on the boat for the last few minutes of the tour which we fully enjoyed and would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks Viator I know you can get things right sometimes.
If you do one boat tour on Venice, make it this one! It is a MUST do on your trip - especially at the beginning of your trip. Christina the tour guide was truly exceptional and made the tour extra special. She was informative, knowledgeable, courteous, funny and very genuine. The group is small so that everyone has a place to stand up and take pictures on the boat. Christina also took the time after the tour to point out a few local spots to visit and answer any questions we had about our visit to Venice. The tour itself takes you through variety of hidden canals that you wouldn't otherwise see along with the Grand Canal. You also make a stop at the Jewish Ghetto for a short walking tour. Christina gives an entertaining history of Venice and has you hanging on her every word while showing you various points of interest and little known facts along the way. The tour was so wonderful, we would do it again on our next visit! Grazie mille to Christina for creating such a memorable experience!
Wonderful tour. Too bad it rained the entire time we were on the boat!
A great tour and the guide was so informative , a great start to our holiday
An experience of a lifetime. Bring your video camera as pictures don't do it justice. Tour guides are the best and the Motorboat only takes a group of 8 everyone gets to stand out side of the boat for picture taking with a clear audio given by the guide. You spent the money to go there so don't miss this lifetime experience.
Great tour. Tour guide was very informative on this small group. Stopped along the way to visit the Jewish Ghetto, then back on board to finish the tour via the canals. Great way to see the island
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