Reviewer: Laura Musfeldt
This could have been a wasted day with crowds and not knowing where to go. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about history, impact of tourism and economics. We learned a lot and she was fun too. I would take this tour again.
Reviewer: Tom Connelie
Very well organized and excellent tour despite huge crowds in Venice in mid-August. Meeting location was just out of milling crowds but easy walk to tour sites. Excellent guide. Afternoon Gondola ride also very well organized with meeting spot close to gondolas. It is hit or miss with the individual gondoliers as to if they will sing or wear the traditional hat. Ours did both adding to the unforgettable experience.
It was nice to have a tour guide to show and tell us the history and landmarks of Venice. It was a very hot day in Venice, and I wished the tour guide would allow time for us to get refreshments during the tour. We walked 2 hours in the heat. The Gondola ride was uneventful. Got to do the tourist thing and checked off a bucket list
Reviewer: Shannon Nardone
We really enjoyed the tour and our guide was born and raised in Venice, she shared tons of old Venice background. The gondola ride was awesome....Venice is Beautiful! I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone and everyone. The walking was not bad many breaks and slow paced.
Reviewer: Diana Martinez
The female guide was great. She knows the history and Venice well. Paved the walk well and took us to places only those born in Venice know well.
Our tour guide grew up in Venice, and it was super fun to follow her around where she grew up. She was an excellent tour guide, and this was one of my favorite excursions of the whole cruise!
The guide was wonderful providing information on the history of Venice, how it was settled and built, personalities and life style. Venice is on 180 islands and the are let's of bridges. It was wonderful to go through the areas not frequented by tourists and understand what it was like to live in Venice. The only disappointing facet was the two hours between the completion of the walking tour and the gondola ride. If we had known, we could have planned differently. It is an excellent tour and I would highly recommend it.