4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Very well informed guide who was happy to discuss any aspect of Italian history, culture and politics as well as the introduction to Venetian Art and architecture we had expected. He was flexible and accommodating tailoring the tour to our interests. Had we visited the churches we did without him we would have missed so much...pointing out detail and anecdote which would have otherwise passed us by. Our children (8 and 13) also thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Our personal guide for our group of 6 was wonderful and knowledgeable and well prepared. He, being an architect himself, was able to give us an in depth explanation of all the architectural features of the various structures and buildings in the city. He came along with illustrations in books on the topic, showing us the mechanics of the construction. That 2 hour walking tour were the best, informative, interesting time we have ever spent in Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Once again very interesting- the meeting point was a little hard to find

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Superb Guide...wonderful experience...probably the high point of our visit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Very interesting tour of how and why the buildings were done in Venice. Tour guide was freindly and helpful. Even gave us great tips on where to get drinks and meals later.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Our expert guide revealed a face to Venice that we never knew existed. Her knowledge of the depth and breadth of Venician artistic history was astounding and we were thrilled to visit sights not found on the tour books. We recommend this tour highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

The best tour. The guide was very fluent in English and extremely knowledgeable on everything she showed us. Kudos to her and to you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2009

The tour was very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable, communicated well. Unfortunately the architecture along the Grand Canal was not included.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was well informed and took us places we would have never found on our own.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2013

This was really a "private tour"! Our family were the only ones on the tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and explained all about the architecture of various churches and buildings in Venice. He took us to some places we had never seen and probably wouldn't have found on our own. The meeting place could have been somewhere more well-known and easier to find, but we were early and had found the place earlier in the day, so it worked out fine.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2012

While this is touted as a Art and Architecture tour, it was a wonderfu tour about the city of Venice, it's people and history and how they live. We visited the back streets of Venice and discovered another part of the city that tourist don't see. We avoid many of the busy main streets and alleys and skirted around other large groups and crowds. We walked into many churches and buildings most overlooked and had time to see the architecture of the buildings and what the buildings were used for. We learned a lot about the city and how it was built and the problems it is now facing with higher waters and the sinking of the land. Avoid the large tour groups and join a Viator tour where you can actually hear and talk to the guides and better yet, enjoy more flexibility in the tour ctering more to your interest.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

Very good with Alessandra! Interesting explanations of Venetian Style with good examples to see.

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4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Our guide Antonella was very patient with six architecture novies but we learnt to look up and to appreciate the differnt styles of Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque, Roccoco, as well we learnt quite a bit of history of Venezia. Fascinating and worthwhile.

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4 star rating: Recommended
June 2010

The tour was good but as I did a half day walking tour the previous day this tour covered some of the same areas.

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4 star rating: Recommended
February 2009

Friendly knowledgeable guide. Well worth doing - this introduction to Venice's history really opens your eyes and heightens your understanding.

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