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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 #13 of 82 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Orinda, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Our family group of 6 had only 2 full days in Venice. Ages ran from grandparents (us) and daughter & son-in-law and grandchildren (11 & 13). I had tried to use Venice Experience in 2011 trip with another grandchild based on an excellent recommendation of a friend. Karen & Mike Henderson were out of Venice. We were able to connect... More

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Thank you! Thank you! Karen!!!. My husband and 2 kids started our Italy trip in Venice and wanted to get everything out of it in the short time we were there. This was the way to go. It was such a pleasure to have first- an american you can understand, but one who has lived in venice for years and... More

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East Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I had the most wonderful tours with Karen and Mike, two tours, one for photography an done of exploration. They were kind and considerate especially as I have arthritis and everything was done at my pace. I would heartily recommend their tours as they really have a love of Venice and great knowledge. Hope to do it again before too... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I've been remiss in posting this review. My wife and I had an awesome tour with Karen and it was definitely the best part of our trip. She has great knowledge of the area and was a delight to spend time with and touring the back streets was definitely the way to go. I took photos and enjoyed sites that... More

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Karen was our tour guide for the 6 hour tour through the backstreets of Venice. We did our tour in the middle of January 2014. She was so delightful and was able to answer all of our questions that we had (like what happens to dead bodies). Karen told us many historical facts about Venice but also shared every day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Karen was our tour guide and she provided a great experience. It was a very intimate tour with just our family, no big groups which was very refreshing and enjoyable. She met us on time at the designated spot and we begun to wind through the backstreets of the Castello district of Venice. It was exactly what we wanted, to... More

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were in Venice the beginning of January 2014. We had arrange to have walking tour with Back Streets of Venice. It was a rainy day but that did not deter our guide from being upbeat and friendly. We had to two half hours of walking, in places that we would never have gone by ourselves. I can only recommend... More

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St Louis MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We enjoyed our tour very much that Mike did. Booking was easy and we actually made it last minute. The tour was a little different than other tours - as they say it is. For the coliseum and Vatican, we had Italian archaeologists who knew every detail about the paintings, history, ruins, dates, etc. This tour is less about that... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We initially met up with Mike Henderson of The Venice Experience on a Saturday evening for the Cicchetti Tour, and then again on Sunday afternoon for the Backstreets Tour. On both occasions Mike was generous, thoughtful, interested in us (likes/aims for the time we had together), loquacious, wry, passionate about Venice, knowledgeable and very, very patient. Mike's gift is to... More

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Moultrie, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

With only one day to spend in Venice, I wanted to make the most of my time. I had previously visited Venice on cruise excursions and was familiar with the touristy sites but wanted to see something a little different. I coordinated everything with Karen in advance via email - she was easy to contact and responded to my questions... More

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