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The Venice Experience - Private Tours

San Marco Vaporetto stop, Venice, Italy (San Marco)
340-994-2216
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Ranked #15 of 99 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a fantastic day with Karen. She is extremely knowledgeable about the city and had great tips and insights to make our stay more enjoyable. Karen is a transplant from Baltimore. She now lives in Venice full-time and has lived there for at least the last 5 years. We learned so much about Venice and were extremely happy we... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I booked only one photography tour during our vacation through London, Paris, Venice, and Rome. I figured that it would provide me the opportunity to learn more about a hobby of mine while being able to see a different side to the beautiful city of Venice. Mike met us at our hotel and we started walking. I could go on... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked a 6 hour tour of Venice. Karen met us in the morning at our Hotel. The tour was very flexible and Karen ensured that we visited everything on our list. We learnt a lot about Venice and its history and all sorts of interesting facts. We managed to avoid a lot of the crowds by walking along the... More

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Granby, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We did the Essential Venice 4 hour tour with Mike and it was everything we could have hoped for. His love and passion for the city really showed through and importantly we had a really enjoyable time learning about the history of this fascinating city. It is easy to see how he and Karen fell in love with the place.... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After these tours, we can understand how people fall in love with Venice. We sure did. After booking only one full day in Venice, my girlfriend and I took the six hour "Essential Venice" tour with Karen and later in the evening, the Cicchetti tour with Mike. It blew by very fast - mind you I am not a big... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I visited Venice for the day with my 79 year old mother last weekend. Karen met us at the train station and we spent the next 4 hours having a fantastic private walking tour, wending our way gradually to St Marks Square. It was a boiling day and Karen thoughtfully kept in the shade, down lots of small uncrowded back... More

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family of 6 (3 generations) spent the day on a walking tour with The Venice Experience tours. It was a fantastic day and we saw parts of Venice that most tourists will never see. Planning the tour over email with Karen was a breeze. Mike was our guide for the day and he was promptly on time to start... More

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Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Karen provided a very enjoyable tour of Venice. We spent six hours touring, with Karen allowing our family to adapt the tour to our liking. A tour with Karen is a great way to start a stay in Venice.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Awesome day out, just do it. You get to see three islands in one day. Value for money. Murano glass factory is amazing.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is simply a great tour. Karen was an amazing tour guide who had a great personality and was knowledgeable everything we wanted to do know about. She explained the different neighborhoods and a little bit of history with each spot. Go on this tour for a great experience of the backstreets of the city!

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