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“Ship pavilion and Castello District tour”
Review of Venice Events

Venice Events
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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
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Absolute Venice Walking Tour with Skip the Line Golden Basilica and Doges Palace
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Gondola Ride and Golden Basilica Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Venice Events is a British-Italian company based in the heart of Venice, founded in 1995. Over the years of familiarity with this country and its culture, our team have built up extensive experience in organising wide range of events: Tours, cultural excursions, private customized tours in Veneto and Friuli, transfers, wine tastings, weddings, honeymoons, romantic breaks, conferences and more, both in Venice and throughout Italy. All Tours, unless specified, are operated by Venice Events! We operate all our own tours, you book with us, you travel with us! That's not true for the majority of websites on the internet that are actually selling other company's tours. No standing-in-line to see the must-see attractions of Italy! Venice Events makes reservations and pre-books tickets so you will never have to spend your vacation standing-in-line to see the must-see sights of Italy. Venice Events regularly reserve spaces for their clients to enter ahead of the public lines. Fully Licensed Guides, Fully Licensed Drivers & Vehicles We prefer to offer the best tours we can offer, with professional guides who have backgrounds in Art & History, who have dedicated their lives to provide clients with memories that will last them a lifetime, and who have the ability to entertain all members of the family.
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This company provided a small group tour because my wife wanted to see the Arsenale (Where Venetian ships used to be made). So we took this tour which not only covered the Arsenale, but also the charming Castello District which is a residential district. Not only did the Arsenale museum have some great boats to see, but we were delighted with the Castello District and the history found in it. Our guide, Iole Calabrese, was terrific and if you go, I would suggest that you ask for her. This is one of those tours you take that shows you a slightly different side of a location.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We wanted a cheaper gondola ride than the standard 80 euros that is charged and so we booked this tour. We were very happy with the ride which went for 25 minutes and travelled down the grand canal and then went down one of the smaller canals which then loops around back to the starting point on the grand canal. We only had 4 of us on the gondola. Make sure you know how to get to the starting point as its easy to get lost.

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We went on the St Mark's Extravaganza which is a 2 hour tour of St Mark's Basilica and the Doges Palace. The skip the line advantage will save u two or three hours time lining up to get into the church. Guide was excellent and the tour was informative. We were in a group of 12 which was just right. Highly recommended. Read the fine print about no backpacks or short skirts and exposed shoulders for women.

1  Thank LeoGuy60
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Worst tour company I have ever come across in 49 years of travelling the world. We had no chance of getting to St Marks to start our tour as there was a boat regatta on on the day we booked and the usual transport was blocked from entering the canal where we needed to go. Contacted them an hour before tour was due to start and told them we couldn't walk the long distance as we are elderly. They showed no empathy and as far as I could tell the couldn't care less. A heads up about the regatta in advance would have given us the opportunity to cancel. They would have known well in advance as the regatta is a huge event. Booked the Venice in a day tour. We paid a lot of money for a non event and no refund offered. Book at your peril.

6  Thank Jeff M
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Renzo F, Owner at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

We are very sorry to hear your disappointment. You had booked a combination of four tours, all with meeting points in the centre of Venice. Places were kept for you on the gondola, the grand canal boat tour and the walking tours (these suppliers have to be paid) We have a cancellation policy, and receiving a cancellation one hour before the first tour was too late for the gondola to be cancelled and has to be paid for, as do the other tours.
There were three other tours later in the day, with plenty of time for you to arrive at meeting points. In fact all our other clients arrived without problems.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Can't thank them enough. We did the Venice in a day trip. Gondola / Grand Canal and Basilica Di San Marc and Doge's Palace. I think her name was Mary-Ann. Great service and then took my family for a coffee after the tour. Can't recommend enough. It's a must when in Venice ‍‍

Thank Leon B
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