Suzi Mildern Australia
A wonderful way to see Venice. This was our second visit to Venice but first time inside Doge's Palace. Walking across the Bridge of Sighs and through the gaol was eerie but respectful. Loved the 1 hour boat tour around the canals too. Well paced walking tour around Venice. Thoroughly enjoyed
Gio United States of ...
great tour guide! so much to see!
One of the best! Our guide an art professor herself was absolutely marvelous. She knew everything about the places we visited and gave us all the interesting history of Venice and the art collections that were on display.
Though I'm sure this was/is a standard tour the sites were most interesting and our guide very pleasant.
These were three tours tours in one day with 3 different tour guide, each of whom were native born in Venice. We started with the 9 AM Doges Palace tour and it was a trip into the seat and history of the old government and some of how they handled criminals. I enjoyed the painting and how they tried to keep power from being concentrated in too few hands.
We then took lunch and rejoined the tour of St Marks and the Venice Walking Tour. Our hotel was within 20 minutes of St. Marks Square so we knew the restaurants between the two places, The Venice walking tour was my favorite part as we walked the streets and learned how the locals really live, what are the challenges of living in this unique city.
The latter part of the afternoon was the Grand Canal boat ride. This one was good for pictures of St. Marks Square from a water view and the brides, houses on the Grand Canal. Our guide was pleasant and kept up a good flow of what we were seeing. My favorite part was at the end of the Grand Canal and the canals on the way back where we could see the back streets of the city where few tourists tread and even the gondola building shops!
If you are going to be in Venice for a short time, these tours are a great way to see and understand the city.
Amazing! My favourite part was seeing Doge's Palace. The tour guide, Anthony, said that this was his favourite place, and you could tell. He really made me want to spend more time there and see and learn more about Venice and Venisian history. He really made the tour worth going on. Thank you!
great tour and the guides were very knowledgable and delightful. a great tour for anyone with just a short stay in Venice.
Doge's Palace is a must see! Great tour - great guide, definitely worth it.
The tour guide was knowledgeable, sensitive to the group's needs, and kept the tour moving through the Palace.
The Venice Super Saver was worth every penny. BUT, a word of caution. We had two different guides. The guide for St Marks was amazing ... she was fun, knowledgeable, encouraged questions a pure delight. Our guide for the Doge's Palace was truly the worst guide we had in all of Italy. She was rude, condescending, didn't encourage questions and it appeared she hated people. Unfortunately I don't remember their names so I've posted a picture of each. The lady with the long, dark hair was fantastic the lady with the short, curly hair need to find another job. With that said, the sites were amazing and the guide we liked made up for the nasty one.
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