We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent 2 hour tour of St Mark's Basilica and the Doges Palace and a not so good 1 hour boat tour”
Review of Venice Events

Venice Events
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 934.90*
and up
Renew your wedding vows on a romantic gondola
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 4 August 2017

We bought the 2 hour tour of St Mark's Basilica and the Doges Palace. We got an excellent guide, Mose, that gave us a great experience. The skip the line advantage saved us many hours this day! Highly recommended.

Before going on this, leave your bags (even small backpacks) at the hotel since they are not allowed in the basilica.

Since we were so satisfied with the 2 hour tour we continued with a 1 hour boat tour in the evening. It was a very hot night and the only way to get some fresh air on the boat was standing up in the rear end of the boat, which made us not hear the guide. There was room inside to sit, but it was so hot there. The tour itself was good, but we didn´t get the value we wanted from it.

2  Thank gurell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (213)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"gondola ride"
in 40 reviews
"walking tour"
in 19 reviews
"combined tour"
in 3 reviews
"maria rosa"
in 2 reviews
"doges palace"
in 16 reviews
"grand canal"
in 30 reviews
"dolomite mountains"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 8 reviews
"hour tour"
in 8 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 2 reviews
"st marks basilica"
in 5 reviews
"wealth of information"
in 2 reviews
"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"magical city"
in 2 reviews
"san marco square"
in 6 reviews
"an absolute"
in 2 reviews
"bucket list"
in 2 reviews

16 - 20 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2017

What a great tour. You leave from Venice and drive up to city of Cortina and then visit the Dolomite mountains. The scenery was spectacular going up to the mountains. We had lunch at almost the top of the mountains. I kept commenting the mountains do not look real. This was an 8 hour tour. Our driver had a wealth of information about region. The fresh air and the mountains still had some snow on them were breathtaking to see. I believe it took two hours to Cortina first and is a
Small village on the way up.

Thank BigH Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Renzo F, Public Relations Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you, we are very glad that you enjoy our tour. We (marketing department) were born in Dolomiti mountains and we do know well what you mean :-)
We hope to see you soon again!
Best Regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My husband and I traveled to Venice for 2 days with our 2 children (ages 9 and 11) and had short time to take in this magical city. This tour allowed us to get a taste of Venice via a walking tour lead by a Venetian woman who transmitted the love of her city with enthusiasm and in excellent English. We opted to also get a gondola ride after the walking tour (there is the option to do only the walking tour, or walking tour + gondola ride), so that we did not have to negotiate the price of the gondola ride on our own.

Thank AleLMC67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank Cookiebob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Venice Events also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice

Been to Venice Events? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing