Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration options: 2 - 3.5 hours
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This tour was awesome! The meeting point is easy to find, the guide was punctual and very informative. (Can't remember her name, she was the lady that speaks 4 languages including Italian, French, and English.) I don't normally like guided tours, I prefer doing my own thing, but I wanted to do this, to have a basic understanding on Venice itself as well as on the Venetian culture. This was the perfect experience for me, especially since our group was very small (7 of us all together). You have the option NOT TO take the boat ride back as well - which exactly what my choice was, since my hotel was right by St. Mark's.
Alicia was a terrific guide. She was on time, she was friendly and informative on a range of subjects, and she was very accommodating to my child's curiosity about the city and the food. Best of all, she kept the tour moving; I have been on many walking tours where the guide will stop the group and stand in one place for five or ten solid minutes to cover some information or other. Alicia had the perfect balance of walking, walking and talking, and occasionally stopping as necessary. Highly recommended.
The guide had very good English and was easy to understand, even over the noise of the boat's engine. She was obviously very knowledgeable and was able to explain clearly the points of interest. The tour was one hour and it passed very quickly. There were 10 of us but there was still room for all to stand and take photos.
Much better value than a lot of the other food tours out there. Our guide Alice was fantastic, very knowledgeable about Venice and local food. Do this on your first day like we did; you will get lots of helpful tips to use during your stay!
Silvia was an excellent tour guide she gave us lots of information about the city and it’s history. There was a story behind every stop and really helped us to ensure we get the best of Venice from the rest of our trip