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“Enjoyable trip to Murano & Burano” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Venetoinside

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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours
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Owner description: Venetoinside is a portal owned by the tour company Insidecom srl, which is the official and only direct provider of the skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica. Moreover, on Venetoinside you can also book a wide range of tours, guided visits, excursions and courses, entry tickets to the most important museums, taxi and transfer services as well as travel cards for public transport in Venice.
Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Enjoyable trip to Murano & Burano”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

As a group of 10 extended family members (two in their eighties), we decided to book a tour to Murano & Burano.
The vouchers provided plenty of information to find the tour desk at St Marks Square as well as contact information. The bright yellow desk is quite easy to spot, even with the steady stream of tourists coming and going near the bridge of sighs.
The vouchers are exchanged for tickets and then all passengers walk a further 200m or so down to the boat.
It was a very comfortable boat with plenty of commentary (in several languages).
First stop was Murano where we watched a glass blower at work. Doors that led out to the ground floor shop & outside were then closed off and everyone ushered up the stairs to look at/purchase glass items. We had 2 of our group that couldn't manage stairs and asked to be able to go outside and the doors were reluctantly opened. Murano is an interesting island to explore but by the time everyone else had made their way down the stairs there was little or no time left to explore anything outside!
The next stop was Burano where we had 90mins to explore this delightful, colourful island. Even in early October there were a lot of tourists about but we were still able to see a lot and stop for a quick lunch.
We all enjoyed our tour and at a cost of 20 Euro per person was quite good value when a single water bus ticket costs 7 Euro per adult. We did all think that we would have preferred to have paid another 5-10 Euro more for the tour so long as we had more time in both Murano & Burano.
For a lot of other people, it might be better to buy a one day travel card on the water bus (20 Euro) so that you can spend as much time as you want. The only downside is that you don't get a commentary.
All in all, a good time had by all

Visited October 2016
Thank intrepidkiwi
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Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Venetoinside, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
Dear intrepidk,

thank you for your detailed feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed the excursion despite its limited duration… In fact, this excursion is ideal for those wishing to have an overview of the three major Venetian Islands without stealing too much time to the visit of Venice itself! As for the stop in Murano, please cnote that the visit to the glass factory is optional but, if you choose to do it, there is not much time left to visit the island considering that the stop in this island is only 40 minutes.

Kind regards,
The venetoinside.com staff
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“beautiful way to see all of Venice with bird's eye view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

tour was excellent. good security, great guide, lots of time allowed for pictures, and in depth descriptions of the history and working of the clock tower.

Visited October 2016
Thank Dan S
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3 reviews
“Beautiful church!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The church is amazing inside. The mosaics are just stunning. We saw the treasure exhibit, but not the museum. There are separate charges for those two attractions inside the church. So worth 2 euro to skip the line.

Visited October 2016
Thank Catherine L
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Ayer's Cliff, Canada
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ease in transportation options from airport to water service (bus to ACTV)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The one detail that took time to lock into was the actual transportation from the Venice airport to our apartment at the San Stae station. There are numerous sites and transportation services available with all levels of pricing. Confusing! So, we finally found this site and our options were narrowed down with ease. Taking the local bus to P. Roma and then a water transport pass(ACTV) with a 24 hour timeline was the best arrangement and price. Ordering online just a day prior to our flight to Venice was a savings and ease in initiating - just punch in the number code into the vendor machine right at the airport vendor machine (located outside arrival area where buses are parked).

Visited October 2016
Thank suzi d
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Venice wow.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Speed of entry, the basilica amazing, the bag drop off very helpful. The roof views(paid 5 euros extra at site well worth it) fantastic.

Visited October 2016
Thank NellyGizzelly1
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