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Address: Venice, Italy (Formerly Dark Rome Tours)
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+39 06 8336 0561

City Wonders (Formerly Dark Rome Tours) operates Skip the Line Access tours...

City Wonders (Formerly Dark Rome Tours) operates Skip the Line Access tours in Venice, visiting all the most important sites of the city on a series of walking, water taxi and gondola tours. To ensure the quality of every traveler experience, we operate only small group tours and hire only the best expert, English-speaking guides. Our aim? That through our tours you come to love Venice as much as we do.

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City Wonders Tour to Murano & Burano, Venice, Italy

Great tour. Fabulous guide, Kristina was very knowledgeable, giving much more interesting and cultural information to the group. Very professional, and also friendly, welcoming... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarah K
Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This would have been 5 stars if not for Florence, I've done 5-6 tours across the four cities with them and for the other cities I have no complaints. The skip the line access for Vatican, Colosseum, San Marco and Doge's Palace all worked and saved me hours of queueing. The Venice island tour was good, although the glass factory... More 

Thank CalHull
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this review

Dear CalHull, Thank you very much for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are really sorry to read your feedback and we would like to apologise for the inconvenience you experienced with the tour during our service. Unfortunately, due to the number of people attending every day, sometimes it can get hard to manoeuvre inside the venue and we... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great tour. Fabulous guide, Kristina was very knowledgeable, giving much more interesting and cultural information to the group. Very professional, and also friendly, welcoming and happy to answer questions and give recommendations on places to eat, drink and visit. Thanks Kristina

Thank Sarah K
New York
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love City Wonders and this tour has only heightened my appreciation for this company. Hazel is knowledgeable, friendly, well-spoken and charming. She brought the tour to life and made it oh so enjoyable. We took this tour on 25th May. This tour was a magnificent way to get to know Venice a bit better.

Thank Macbklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relaxed and friendly. Great to hear about real life from a local. Very happy we chose this particular tour. Recommend strolling on the islands at own pace.

Thank Denis M
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Doge palace is a must see if you're going to Venice. It's a fascinating and interesting place to visit. I would recommend a guide just because you miss so much of the history of the place without one. Plus they have great insight to answer all of your questions. I would recommend going early in the morning or the evening... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this tour of Murano and Burano for our arrival in Venice. Our guide, Monica, did an excellent job sharing her local expertise.

Thank Mamanem2
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lara was an excellent guide, speaking with knowledge, humour and insight. The inclusion of the interior of one of the synagogues would improve the tour, but this is not possible in the evening time slot.

Thank 112ron
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My teen daughter and I a great day out to this 5 hour tour with our wonderful guide Hazel on a rather cloudy day in May. I like how organized this tour was and our guide Hazel was very pleasant and friendly. She led us to a nice bigger sized boat (not a water taxi) to both islands. Make sure... More 

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this tour very much. The guide was more than informative, she was excited about her city and eger to encourage us to discover what makes Venice special. I am always so pleased with these tours. They really make my solo trips top notch.

Thank Torheigen
Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my most memorable experiences in Venice will be the Jewish Ghetto walking tour/pub crawl. Why? Let's start and end with Hazel Casas, our tour guide! She was absolutely charming, personable, funny and happily engaged our group while she provided information about a part of the world and the history that was new to most of us. If you... More 

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The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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