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Address: Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 800-691-6036
Description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a...
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.
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Highlight of My Visit to Venice!

This was my first time taking a wine and food tour, I will say that these are now my favorite kind of tours. Although it was a wine tour there were lots of incredibly tasty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Naples, Fl
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first time taking a wine and food tour, I will say that these are now my favorite kind of tours. Although it was a wine tour there were lots of incredibly tasty appetizers which our knowledgable guide Tamora did a great job explaining how to pair with our wine selections. Wine has never seemed so interesting to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We made this tour one of our bigger expenses and it was worth it. Our guide was an art hisotry major and also a vatican guide, she still loves her work and we could feel it. The help getting into the shorter lines was great, as was getting in the first tour at 8:15. She helped us really feel not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This tour was absolutely all encompassing and modeled excellently. I absolutely loved the wine and all the wonderful dishes that our Somalia Tamora chose for us. She made us feel like we were all friends for years and was just having wine and food out like any other normal day. By far, one of my favorite tours and I learned... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We booked two Context tours in Venice: a historical/architecture one (I can't remember the name!) and a food/wine tour. Both were lead by extremely knowledgable guides (one was *I think* an archeology PhD and the other a sommelier). We learned a lot information that I feel was above and beyond your standard tour. I was extremely impressed. Highly recommend.

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Chateauroux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I did my first walk with Context Travel through the Rialto Market and highly recommend it. Normally, I would have just wandered through, bought some fruit, and thought nothing more of it, but our guide explained to us the history of each square and the market's importance (both historically and contemporarily) and even how it's evolved. The best part was... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our tour guide was just wonderful. Excellent at keeping the kids' attention and structuring the tour so that they would not get bored. At the same time, we all learned a lot about life in Venice—even us parents. She stayed longer than expected with us to give us a really great tour, and I especially appreciated her enthusiasm and knowledge... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I confess to being Context fans. In two weeks, we completed 15 tours (a combination of private and group) with Context during our visits to Rome, Florence, and Venice. Our tour with Matteo G. was our last Context tour in Italy. He accompanied us on the Doge Palace tour and we had added the "Secret Itineraries" so... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My family has just had a lovely morning in the San Marco area of Venice with our guide Nadia Mazzone, booked through Context Tours. The Lions Tour option was just perfect for our needs. Using the pretext of a 'spot the Lion' game Nadia kept our kids engaged and entertained whilst also imparting a lot of knowledge about Venetian history,... More 

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ContextTravel, Owner at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this review

Nikat, Thank you for your feedback. You put your finger on the challenge with family walks: How to keep kids and adults both engaged. Glad to hear Nadia hit the mark. She's a real talent. We look forward to seeing you and your family in any of the other cultural capitals where Context operates. Best, Context More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While our Venice tour was only a few hours, our Context guide Matteo made it a fantastic experience. Our family took the Lion Hunt (Family Orientation) and found it to be fun and informative. Matteo took us off the beaten path through the back alleys and hidden gems outside of the fray of St. Mark's square. Even in the popular... More 

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Tuxedo Park, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We did a wine dinner and a walking tour in Venice and were extremely impressed with the quality of each. It was like we had gotten reacquainted with a forgotten relative who had a Ph.D. in Art History and moved to Venice twenty years ago. There were no questions that they couldn't answer in precise detail and with proper decorum.... More 

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Address: Address: Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 800-691-6036
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice

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