Venice Boat tour Excursion Reviews

There is no better way to navigate the floating beauty of Venice than by water—don't miss an opportunity to take a guided boat tour of the city.
Venice Hop On, Hop Off a waste of time and money.
Venice Hop On, Hop Off a waste of time and money. Description notes 41/2 hour tour when in reality the ticket was good for 24 hours. Long delay in leaving port which cut time for tour. Basically dropped off and were on own. Given a ... Read More
Venice Hop On, Hop Off a waste of time and money. Description notes 41/2 hour tour when in reality the ticket was good for 24 hours. Long delay in leaving port which cut time for tour. Basically dropped off and were on own. Given a ticket to daVinci museum but had absolutely no time to visit museum. Were given no instructions on how to return to ship. We had to make own way back at 8 Euros each. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The guide as very nice.
The guide as very nice. The cruise ship wouldn't give us the option to have a guide that could speak english. So we spent the money to have and Italian guide which we did not understand but I did want to tour Venice by boat.
The guide as very nice. The cruise ship wouldn't give us the option to have a guide that could speak english. So we spent the money to have and Italian guide which we did not understand but I did want to tour Venice by boat. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Just took us to Murano and Burano Islands.
Just took us to Murano and Burano Islands. That's how you get around here. There is a lot of boat traffic. Small boats, ferries carrying cars & large trucks, water taxis, yachts, riverboat cruises, etc.
Just took us to Murano and Burano Islands. That's how you get around here. There is a lot of boat traffic. Small boats, ferries carrying cars & large trucks, water taxis, yachts, riverboat cruises, etc. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Met at a convenient location & took the boat with guide to the 3 islands with about 40 or so ...
Met at a convenient location & took the boat with guide to the 3 islands with about 40 or so minutes of free time to explore.
Met at a convenient location & took the boat with guide to the 3 islands with about 40 or so minutes of free time to explore. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nothing more than a small boat ride.
Nothing more than a small boat ride. We couldn't even take pictures because the boat was so small and low. You couldn't stand up without banging your head. Not to mention the long, unnecessary walk - why couldn't we have ... Read More
Nothing more than a small boat ride. We couldn't even take pictures because the boat was so small and low. You couldn't stand up without banging your head. Not to mention the long, unnecessary walk - why couldn't we have taken the Shuttle to the pier? Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
A little disappointed as the weather was overcast and threatened rain.
A little disappointed as the weather was overcast and threatened rain. To enjoy this trip you had to be outside and space was limited if you stayed inside the trip would have been a total waste of money.
A little disappointed as the weather was overcast and threatened rain. To enjoy this trip you had to be outside and space was limited if you stayed inside the trip would have been a total waste of money. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
It was a beautiful day for this boat tour that connected us from our Viking ship to the walking ...
It was a beautiful day for this boat tour that connected us from our Viking ship to the walking tour that was included in our tour package. The connections both coming from and returning to the ship were hassle free. Thanks.
It was a beautiful day for this boat tour that connected us from our Viking ship to the walking tour that was included in our tour package. The connections both coming from and returning to the ship were hassle free. Thanks. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did the evening gondola ride.
We did the evening gondola ride. The following day we did the included Venice on our own! You must have a gondola ride while in Venice. Venice was very busy!
We did the evening gondola ride. The following day we did the included Venice on our own! You must have a gondola ride while in Venice. Venice was very busy! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Upon arrival in Venice, we had a 2 and a half panoramic view of Venice.
Upon arrival in Venice, we had a 2 and a half panoramic view of Venice. Experienced seeing San Pietro di Castello Church, Island of Murano, and many canals in City.
Upon arrival in Venice, we had a 2 and a half panoramic view of Venice. Experienced seeing San Pietro di Castello Church, Island of Murano, and many canals in City. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Arranged a boat tour of the Grand Canal and area.
Arranged a boat tour of the Grand Canal and area. It was one of the hilights of our vacation, so informative and so beautiful at sunset. Food in Venice was terrific!
Arranged a boat tour of the Grand Canal and area. It was one of the hilights of our vacation, so informative and so beautiful at sunset. Food in Venice was terrific! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
They should tell you in the excursion description that tourists boats are not allowed thru the ...
They should tell you in the excursion description that tourists boats are not allowed thru the Grand canal.
They should tell you in the excursion description that tourists boats are not allowed thru the Grand canal. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Part of a package for 1 full day with Viator.
Part of a package for 1 full day with Viator. Motor launch ride up main waterway and back through grand canal. was excellent (if choppy in the main channel). Lasted an hour.
Part of a package for 1 full day with Viator. Motor launch ride up main waterway and back through grand canal. was excellent (if choppy in the main channel). Lasted an hour. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Very informative, nice pace.
Very informative, nice pace. It was great to get the free time between stops.
Very informative, nice pace. It was great to get the free time between stops. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Seen lots of sights in Venice well worth 20 euro
Seen lots of sights in Venice well worth 20 euro
Seen lots of sights in Venice well worth 20 euro Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Its a bit of trip from the pier to downtown so we took the ship's excursion.
Its a bit of trip from the pier to downtown so we took the ship's excursion. We left directly from the ship pier by boat and visited the Murano Glass works (if you get out without buying let me know!) followed by a gondola ride. ... Read More
Its a bit of trip from the pier to downtown so we took the ship's excursion. We left directly from the ship pier by boat and visited the Murano Glass works (if you get out without buying let me know!) followed by a gondola ride. Quintessential Venice. Later, San Marco square and the Peggy Guggenheim Musuem. We opted to go back to the ship on our own- an 8 euro boat ride to the dock. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Went to various islnds, Murano, Burano, and a couple others, really nice
Went to various islnds, Murano, Burano, and a couple others, really nice
Went to various islnds, Murano, Burano, and a couple others, really nice Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We arrived 2 days earlier than our cruise.
We arrived 2 days earlier than our cruise. The tour took us through the city on a canal and then out to open water on the north side and then into the grand canal. It was a fantastic way to see the city.
We arrived 2 days earlier than our cruise. The tour took us through the city on a canal and then out to open water on the north side and then into the grand canal. It was a fantastic way to see the city. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Trip around Venice with Guide & walk round from Rialto Bridge to St Marks Square.Good tour
Trip around Venice with Guide & walk round from Rialto Bridge to St Marks Square.Good tour
Trip around Venice with Guide & walk round from Rialto Bridge to St Marks Square.Good tour Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Boat transfer to St.
Boat transfer to St. marks Square was helpful because the city transfers ended early in the evening.
Boat transfer to St. marks Square was helpful because the city transfers ended early in the evening. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Couldn't hear guide.
Couldn't hear guide. The went up on top of tour boat and wind and interference made very difficult to understand.
Couldn't hear guide. The went up on top of tour boat and wind and interference made very difficult to understand. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
First time on a gondola .
First time on a gondola . Short trip but well worth the experience!
First time on a gondola . Short trip but well worth the experience! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Great city views.
Great city views. Also visited murano with hop on hop off boat it was a stunning.
Great city views. Also visited murano with hop on hop off boat it was a stunning. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
A great and efficient way to get around this beautiful place
A great and efficient way to get around this beautiful place
A great and efficient way to get around this beautiful place Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
A bit repetitive
A bit repetitive
A bit repetitive Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises