Very well done ! On time, very knowledgeable guide. Overall very nice tour
The tour of the Doge's Palace was amazing I learned so much, both about Venice's history and the palace itself. Daniella was very knowledgeable. Walking through the prison and over the Bridge of Sighs was very cool. The walking tour through Castello was very interesting. The boat ride was fabulous we traveled through small canals as well as the Canale Grande, and again, our guide was very informative. St. Mark's Basilica was closed that day apparently priests were being ordained, so we weren't able to see inside the basilica. This was not a problem, as I was in Venice for two weeks and could visit another day when the basilica was open. I thought this tour was really a good value, and a nice way to learn about the city's major landmarks.
The tour was excellent, we travelled on this on 15 September and our tour guide was the most fabulous BARBARA. I cannot rave enough about this lady, she brought the whole story / history to life with her amazing gusto and fabulous story telling. I am in absolute awe of her, how she did this is an amazing thing as it sounded so fresh, like she had never told the story to anyone else before us. She should be highly commended and I hope her tour company appreciates her immense efforts.
Did this tour the first full day we were in Venice, and I am so glad we did! First part morning was Doge's Palace - our guide was very knowledgeable, and spoke clearly and concisely, which is important when you are listening through headphones. She provided in-depth on he history and architecture of the Doges and the palace. Second part afternoon was St Marks/ walking tour - our guide was a native Venetian and we learned so much from her about the lay-out of the city and the daily life there. The third part was a boat tour - very relaxing way to end the day and learn more about the buildings along the Grand Canal. It was a perfect way to become oriented with the city.
This tour was really great. Our tour guides there were three really knew their stuff and made it interesting. The walking tour was a pleasant one, taking us into areas we would not have known to go. The river cruise was a real highlight as it took us around the Venice Island. Really worth doing this tour.
The Doges Palace tour and the guide were terrific. Could have spent two more hrs there. St. Marks and walking tour and guide not as good. The last part, the boat tour, guide was mediocre. We also had called the actual local tour company for help in rescheduling and found them to be rude and unhelpful.
Great way to see Venice in one day. The Doge and #39;s Palace was beautiful and the grand canal cruise was wonderful as well. Reccommended!
A good intro to Venice in a relaxed format with time off in between events.
Doge palace was amazing, the walked tour guide was hot and the boat tour only had 4 couples with the guide.
Guides were great and very organized. Headsets were helpful. The boat tour was the best part. Beautiful!
Tours were easy to find and join each time. Maria, for the Palace, and Marina, for Basilica and walking tour, were absolutely excellent. A lot of interesting information, through the filter of a resident rather than a tour book, without being info overload. You need to be outside to enjoy the boat.
Our guide was wonderful. She did not spend an extraordinary amount of time on insignificant details allowing us to spend the most amount of time on pertinent details. Additionally, she was humorous and knowledgeable.
We highly enjoyed the tour. It was very informative and the guides were really nice. If you ever want suggestions on where to eat, ask them. One of the guide suggested this little restaurant, non-touristy. The food was great, we ate there 2 nights in a row.
Very good waling tour: great amount of info about Venice, both history and present. Good presentation by the tour leader, kept it very interesting over a entire walk. The Doge's Palace tour was a little long and the leader seemed a little academic more like a lecture and we find it hard to stay with her presentation. We found the boat curse very good and excellent place for photos. Since we only had one day in Venice we packed as much into it as we could and needless to say we were quite tired doing all three items in the same day. One would enjoy more if spread out. Also a lot on the info in the Doge's tour and Walking tour were the same, esp. history of Venice. All in all I would rate the Walking tour and Boat ride as excellent and the Doge's Palace as OK.
Very knowledgeable tour guides. Be prepared to walk and walk, and go up and down tons of stairs on the walk and in the Doges palace.. If you don't like walking, the crowds and the skip the line , lines, this is not for you. You walk all over Venice to see the sites so it is a long day. It is like having three full tours in one day. I cannot stress enough how much walking is involved and your guides switch off midday. You see Doges palace and do a walking tour of Venice in which you visit St Mark's. At the end of the
day you ride the comfortable water taxi through the Grand Canal which is very nice.
Excellent. Our guide for the Doge's Palace was an art historian, or should be at least. She understood the meanings of the art and explained them quite well. The afternoon tour of St Marks and the walk was conducted by an architect who was able to explain the history of the buildings we were touring. The boat ride was on a private water taxi and our third guide pointed out many, many interesting things. I highly recommend this tour.
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Marco was a hoot. He really helped us to enjoy our journey through Venice with humor and an in-depth knowledge of history. We would do the tour again just to hear his jokes about tourists, the nuances of Venice's history, and being on a walking tour.
Excellent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, her English was very good and clear. Highly recommend this tour! My favorite!
Excellent guides. Great information. A tour well worth the price!
Very good tour. Knowledgeable tour guide and skipping the lines was awsome!
We loved everything about this tour! There was a different tour guide for all 3 parts and they were all very knowledgeable friendly and passionate about the city. Having skip the line passes for the basilica and doges palace is a must have because the lines are incredibly long so it was perfect.
This was the best of all our day tours. Marco the group leader was the best mixing facts and humor like no one else. Angela also did a great job with her in d path art history knowledge.
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