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Context Travel Venice - Day Tours

Venice, Italy (San Marco)
800-691-6036
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Ranked #30 of 96 activities in Venice
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Owner description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who... more » Owner description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who organize over 300 different walks in 15 cities around the world. Florence teaches that art does not exist in a vacuum. Here in the churches, palaces, and other Renaissance-era institutions we encounter art in its original setting enveloped by social and political context. « less
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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to be introduced to wines from the Veneto region as well as the history of wine in Venice. The guide took it upon herself to learn a bit about us and pointed out aspects of the city that would peak our individual interests. She was kind, professional and genuine without working from a script. A... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We participated in the Ecology of Venice walking tour in early April, and it was a fascinating way to spend several hours. Our guide was Luca, a coastal oceanographer and geologist. Clearly, Luca was extremely knowledgeable about the issues he was discussing, and he enjoyed sharing what he knew. He was very willing to answer questions, whether or not they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This family-friendly tour in the back streets of Venice was excellent....a little history, a little culture, and a lot of fun stories to keep the kids interested. Very professional and prepared guide who was also good at picking up on when the kids' attention span was wearing thin and customizing the tour to their taste. Very highly recommend!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I have used Context all over Europe. I have found them to be most informative, in depth, and engaging group I have ever used. To say they are a tour company in not accurate. They are there to educate you not drag you around the sites. I promise you you will not be sorry and will walk away with a... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had a lovely early evening boat tour of Venice with Louisa who was wonderful with our 8 year old step son. The boat was a classic wooden limo which we loved and Louisa and the driver were very flexible and accommodating. Great service overall from Context.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We took a private 3 hour walking tour through this neighborhood with Louisa Warman of Context Tours. The experience was totally satisfying. As a repeat visitor to Venice we were looking for tours which would take us through the less visited neighborhoods of Venice, rather than the standard tourist attractions and we were not disappointed. Louisa is personable, knowledgeable and... More

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Berkeley CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We took 2 tours with Context: Vasari Corridor in Florence and evening Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel in Rome. We were joined by 2-3 others on each tour and really valued the small group experience. Both guides were knowledgable and had completed graduate academic work related to the historical information they were describing. The guides were attentive to our needs and personalized... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Context Travel in Venice was organized, prompt, helpful, and that's just the booking experience! The guides were fantastic. We liked Matteo so much we booked another tour for the next day with him. He was an archaeologist by training so his knowledge of Venice was extensive and he easily adapted his tour to suit our interests. We took the Daily... More

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Chicago Journalist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had two Context Travel tours in 2 days while in Venice, both with the same guide - Matteo - and they were equally wonderful. One was Venice By Boat, a two-hour introduction to Venice's history, neighborhoods, and relationship with the sea -all by private water taxi. Since the tour is in the evening, the timing is perfect, and Matteo... More

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I booked a group tour of the Doge's Palace, and mentioned that I was most interested in the history and politics of Venice. There were two other people on the tour with me. The tour was good, but seemed like a standard style tour, and I had hoped for a more in-depth presentation. When they asked me for my feedback... More

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