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Barrie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Our guide was excellent ! She was entertaining and very pleasant company! Highly recommend this most interesting trip during your stay in Venice !

JulieTung Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Loved this! Wine was awesome and food was awesome! Giovanna are guide was so informative and super friendly. She recommended restaurants and places near our hotels and it was just a very super fun experience!

Jane A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

We had a wonderful time with our group and our guide, Elizabeth. We learned so much about Venice and its food and customs. I would highly recommend this tour to others. We had so much fun- I'd love to do this tour again!

sjokeefe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was an absolutely fabulous tour! Our guide Elisabetta was very informative, and gave us wonderful information for things to see and do the next day. We never would have been to any of the places if she had not shown them to us. They were very local, and served local wines as well as typical small bites/appetizers that were unique to the region. I highly recommend this tour.

Valerie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Claire, our guide, was wonderful. She is full of historic information and great sense of humour. We all had much fun with her.We saw all the hidden gems, ate and drank well and I couldnt imagine a better evening. By the way- this is my 8 time to Venice and thought I would take the tour because it sounded interesting. Iit was Fabulous!- Valerie Ribaro

lori.larsen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This was the highlight of my entire Italy trip. Elisabetta was wonderful!

Shauna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This was an incredible experience. We arrived in Venice at noon and I had pre-booked this trip to encourage us to stay up to get on their time zone. It was a nice sized group of 12 people. We met up at a designated area to meet our guide Francesca. Each wine bar we toured we were treated to a glass of wine and some local appetizers. It was nice to leave the touristy areas and soak in and learn about the culture and way of life. We really enjoyed this tour, honestly it really was a highlight of our trip and I would highly recommend it. Do it early on in your stay to get the layout of the city and local flavour. Francesca gave us insights to the culture, history, lifestyle that we would not have understood if we were just walking around. Thanks Francesca for a wonderful evening!

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

It was a great tour. More walking that I anticipated, but we learned more about the city. The guide was great!

V.J. A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

A great way to experience Venice.Elisabetta shared with passion her knowledge of the city its fine food and wine in special places.For us it was one of those special tours

Darren S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

We had a great time, definitely recommend it to anyone. Bernadetta was a great guide.

Matthew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Excellent in a word, cheerful guide Elizabetha fun fellow tourers, a nice mix of places visited though surprisingly close together so not the walk to generate an appetite we were expecting. A great way to get a feel for this area of Venice and gave us ideas for the next days, when we revisited a couple of the venues and found other interesting areas. The five glasses of wine definitely had the desired effect by the end of the 2 1/2 hours and good value overall.

Mark O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Our guide Elisabetta was delightful and full of knowledge. This tour is well worth doing, we discovered wonderful characteristic bars/small restaurants and a side of Venetian life you wouldn't normally see. We only wish that we had done this at the beginning of our stay.

Sara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Absolutely loved this tour and our guide, Giovanna! A wonderful combination of local food and wine, combined with a relaxed wander though Venice. Do this one early in your trip so that you can find a bacaro or likely more than one to return to during your visit!

Jamie U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Claire was awesome! The tour was a great first experience for Venice. We received great wine and cicchetti. Claire shared her love for the city and gave us great ideas about where to eat and what to visit.

rjcf France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Very good tour. Our guide, Elizabetta ? was wonderful. The food and drink was good too and gave us a real taste of the real Venice.

Pamela E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Simons ensured this was a stand out experience. Would recommend it as essential as it introduced us to Venetian food and culture at the beginning of our visit. After that we were able to eat where the locals did at the little tucked away wine bars.

Elizabeth P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This tour was just fantastic! My husband and I went on it on our fist night in Venice. Our tour guide, delightful French gal, was so pleasant, funny, smart and informative. She showed us so much of the city. The stops were diverse and awesome. And she gave us excellent restaurant recommendations.

Mark J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This tour was a blast! Our guide Claire was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. The cicchetti and wine was excellent. Great way to experience places you'd never find on your own, and learn about the local scene and history, all while drinking great wine and eating delicious food!

Cynthia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Interesting history and facts, great food and wine

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Travel Guide Elizabeta was excellent. This is exactly what we were hoping visits to various pubs in Venice would be like. Highly recommended.

Aaron L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The guide was knowledgable and the food and wine choices superb! We came for the food, but got the added benefit of getting to tour the out of the way areas of Venice at night. What a magical experience!

Kathleen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Loved the tour we received on out the way places to enjoy appetizers with matching wines, our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgable about the community we were touring with very good english.

Ruth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This lunchtime tour was one of the highlights of our trip to northern Italy. Our guide Giovanna, a native Venetian, started with a tour of Canareggio and a number of tips of how to see Venice best. She led us to the Rialto Market area by crossing the Grand Canal on a traghetto and brought us to five bars. In turn each served us wine and cicchetti, small hors d'oeuvres size snacks. What a delicious outing. Our group was international, from the US, England, Australia and Colombia, and sociable. The only negative was waiting for a couple who was lost to arrive at our starting point. Giovanna was knowledgable, friendly and made sure we were happy! It was more efficient and fun than it would have been to go on our own. If we are so lucky as to go to Venice again, we will probably take this tour again.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great tour! We took 4 tours on our trip and really enjoyed this one. Unfortunately we did this one on our last night in Venice and wish we would have done it in the beginning of the trip so we could have gone back to some of the restaurants. Highly recommended!

Busy Bee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Exceeded expectations...would highly recommend this tour.
Group very small, food was excellent and the wine delicious.
And the guide was genuine.

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