Reviews: Venice in a Day with St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, & Gondola Ride


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Mattea was an engaging tour guide! You could tell he was passionate about his town! Having said that, it is a long tour that I wish could have been condensed into just a half day. After lunch we were done and tired (not a reflection of Mattea, it's just a long day starting at 8:30am and ending at 3:30pm).

Roberta was an excellent tour guide. Was a great tour also

Our tour guide was amazing. I would have loved to have had him as my history teacher, back in the days!! Maybe I would have enjoyed it more!

Our tour guide Iole from Venice was very good. She is passionate with her work, very patient & considerate. ???

Virginia was our guide and she was awesome. Took her time to answer out questions and she explained everything well

very informative guide presentation at all times.

Nico is an excellent guide. I enjoyed the tour very much. My one objection is the description says the you will do things that did not happen. For example this did not happen. We did not see any paintings. We were not told how the church got its names. "duck inside San Giovanni Gristosomo to see paintings by Venetian masters Bellini and Sebastiano del Piombo; and discover how the “Church of Miracles” got its name." Also this didn't happen. The guide did not tell these stories "repository for the best stories; from Casanova’s prison break to the Duke whose face was blacked out of every portrait and painting." We also didn't see this Church Church of San Zulian

We only had 2 full days to spend in Venice, this was our answer to help us see Venice's major attractions. With skip the line access to top attractions like the tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace plus the gondola ride helped us see most of Venice which we wouldn't have been able to do if we didn't do this tour. Our tour guide, Alessandro was very knowledgeable about Venice & its history plus he gave us very good advice on real excellent places to eat. It was a long tour but worth it.

Our tour with Nico was incredible! He was so knowledgeable and friendly. He made us laugh and we learned so much! I couldn't imagine going through the city without a guide like Nico, it made all the difference. The sights were amazing and I love how much I know about them, now!

If you have one day in Venice, this will fulfill the vast majority of your wishes. There were many interesting facts and historical items that we would have missed on our own. Yes, you do not have your own gondola ride, but still a good experience and good value. The tour is long, but you did have a break to enjoy a meal of your choice and we were looking to maximize our time in Venice and soak in as much as possible. This tour was perfect for our wishes and would recommend to any first time visitor or anyone who has not scene the historical sites.