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Customer reviews for: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries tour

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 335 customers. 231 of them wrote reviews:

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5 stars
LM, United States
13th Jun 2017
Great; loved it, so did our 9-year-old
5 stars
JS, United States
11th Jun 2017
Our tour guide was excellent. She was well informed and made the tour very interesting. I think this is a great way to tour the Palace.
5 stars
LD, United States
8th Jun 2017
Our tour guide was great! She was very knowledgeable of the palace and the unique history behind it. She even explained above and beyond in some areas - which we appreciated. There was a delay in starting due to the company who had the headset devices - but it was all figured out and the tour was really great! I am glad we did this tour as we would not have known all the history and backstories otherwise. Also, we skipped the lines! That in of itself is huge!
5 stars
JK, Canada
6th Jun 2017
We had a great tour with the fabulous Arianna! She was very knowledgeable, personable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour when you're in Venice. Thank you!
5 stars
NW, United States
13th May 2017
This was a great visit. Interesting tour and the guide did a great job. It was a way for us to get into the Doge's palace as the Secret Itineraries Tour run by the Doge's palace was sold out so even though this was more expensive (by about 7 euro) it was worth it because there was no other way to get in when we looked at tickets!
5 stars
MH, Singapore
6th May 2017
Absolutely loved the tour and would highly recommend it!! Our guide, Diana, a Venice native, was at the appointed place on time and was very generous with her time and spent over two hours with us!! We were very lucky that we had a small group of 6 in total so it felt like a private tour. Diana gave us a fabulous tour first of the secret parts of Doge's Palace (Casanova's prison cell, the attic above the great room, secret entrances, etc). She made the whole place come alive with her stories and insights. The second part of the Palace tour includes areas open to the general public including the Bridge of Sighs. The Palace is huge and can be overwhelming to explore alone. We were very glad to have Diana pick and choose the highlights for us.
5 stars
MR, United States
6th May 2017
Tour guide was great! So much knowledge. Very fun
5 stars
Keith & Rosie Oxford
30th Apr 2017
This was brilliant it really helped to get an understanding of the times and place. We were in a small tour and I find it hard to fault any part of it. The guide was fantastic and expert in the field and gave more than we could have expected.
5 stars
MN, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
24th Apr 2017
Very good guide and her information.
5 stars
KP, United States
10th Apr 2017
My family had a great time in the tour and the guide was very knowledgeable.
5 stars
KB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
31st Mar 2017
It was really good
5 stars
SP, United States
18th Mar 2017
The tour was worth the price. She guide was knowledgeable and nice
5 stars
JE, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
17th Mar 2017
Excellent tour, very knowledgeable guide and ticket collection process simple. I was not asked to provide photo I'd when I collected tickets at the palace.
5 stars
LR, United States
11th Mar 2017
Our tour guide was excellent. I really really wish I could remember her name. She was very nice and very informative. We really enjoyed her commentary on the Palace tour.
5 stars
YL, United States
7th Mar 2017
This secret tour is amazing. I like to go through the old prison area and the stories happened in it. The tour guide is a good story teller. We enjoy our visit.
5 stars
PB, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
22nd Feb 2017
Very good
5 stars
AF, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
16th Feb 2017
Loved the tour. Really informative
5 stars
BG, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
31st Jan 2017
Amazing tour, I was a bit concerned beforehand thinking it was going to be very claustrophobic but was not as narrow as I expected it to be.
5 stars
KM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
24th Jan 2017
Great visit, thank you
5 stars
JL, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
23rd Jan 2017
The tour was very informative and interesting. Despite the freezing temperatures our guide kept us engaged and entertained with a personal and lively style, as well as excellent English. Thank you!

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