This tour was absolutely fantastic. We had been to Venice before and had seen all the usual tourist things but this tour was a true "in depth" Venice experience. The wonderful guide was a native Venetian who was passionate about the history and heritage of the city. She was very knowledgeable on a broad range of subjects from the prisons of Republican Venice to the current measures being taken to preserve the city. She took us to parts of the city we would never have discovered on our own and pointed out many things that we would never have noticed otherwise. She wove historical elements into her commentary about the buildings, bridges, squares and canals we visited, making the whole experience most memorable. I would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to do more than just scratch the surface of this beautiful place.
small group guide, informative and entertaining guide. perfect if you have limited time and want to see real Venice outside of St. Marks Square! we returned to small squares we had seen and had wonderful lunch at half the price- trip paid for itself!
Would also recommend chicetto and wine tour. real Venice food and wine at amazing value prices-- make this your first trip and you can return again and again all your stay
Very enjoyable tour with a knowledgeable guide giving lots of background info. Very pleased we booked this.
This small group tour is a great way to discover parts of Venice you might not go to by yourself. It was really interesting and you could tell that the guide knew her 'stuff', was passionate about Venice plus wanted to make sure that we all enjoyed it. Thank you.
Susan R United Kingdom
Excellent tour - wonderful guide. Really nice to see the Venice that is a little off the tourist trail.
Michelle E Australia
Absolutely fabulous tour, loved every second of it. The guide was vivacious, hilarious and knew her stuff. Really made the tour perfect.
We had a fabulous time and it was so informative too.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and took her time explaining the sights.
Knowledgeable and charming guide. Learned so much about the history and culture of Venice explained in a humorous and informative way. A fascinating backdrop in understanding Venetian society and it's place in history.
Wonderful and informative tour. Such a breathe of fresh air to get away from the tourist side of Venice and see were the locals live and breath. Found out so much more of Venice. Would recommended this to any one visiting Venice
Wonderful tour - so interesting and nice to get away from the crowded parts of Venice. Our tour guide was so informative and brought the history alive for us. She even showed us the square where she lives and explained a lot about how it is to live in Venice now. Great to have a local's point of view!
This tour was the highlight of our time in Italy. Away from the horrendous crowds in Mt Marks square, this tour walks through the back streets to see the real Venice and observe how Venetians live now and in the past. Our tour guide, Luisella was outstanding. She was an excellent communicator and conveyed her passion and knowledge of Venice in an interesting and amusing manner. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Of special mention was Luisella's explanation of the artwork in the Frari church - excellent. I learned and saw more of Venice in this 2 hour walk than I have in two past visits to the city.
There wasn't one bad thing about this tour. The guide was absolutely amazing and knew all the backstreets and her way around Venice. We really got to experience the 'hidden' Venice and for what we thought was a great price! Absolutely loved it and I recommended it strongly!
Our tour guide was a Venetian lady who shared lots of behind the scene information, fun tidbits and guided us to sites away from the crowds!
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. She had very good communication skills. She gave a clear account of the complex story of the history of Venice and its people. The remainder of our visit to Venice was enriched by the information she had given us.
Enjoyed this loved church loved hearing guide knowledge guide was exenteric full of passion and entertaining
In spite of a very rainy day, we had a very enjoyable and informative tour. Our guide lived locally and was able to give us some great insights into the local habits and customs, as well as, the history of the city.
Guide was great and it was fun strolling thru the little alleys and learning about parts of Venice that we would not have seen otherwise
Loved it even though it was raining. The guide was very interesting and informative and obviously loved her home town, Venice
It was a wonderful tour. the guide was so knowledgeable. The finishing touch was the visit to the church where her explanations of the artwork were wonderful
Knowledgable guide, fascinating information, a great introduction to the less madly crowded Venice. Much more enjoyable than struggling through the shoppers in the Rialto area.
TheRivulets United Kingdom
This tour really gets you off the beaten track into places you probably wouldn't go to. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting stories about life in the city.
We saw parts of Venice most people dont get the chance to.Our guide was very knowlegable and enteraining,even saw a gondola repair depot.Good value.
Clive W Australia
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Our tour guide was delightful and full of interesting bits about old and new Venice. The walk took us to places we would not have gone ourselves. A wonderful way to see this fascinating city. Highly recommend