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The Venice Experience - Private Tours

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Address: San Marco Vaporetto stop, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 340-994-2216
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excellent private tour

Karen was awesome. We only had one day in Venice, and we were so glad we chose The Venice Experience. We spent 4 hours with Karen. She was so knowledgable. Her love of Venice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Coppell, Texas

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Venice in June 2015 and was afraid that 3 days there was too long. We had a tour with Karen, and she showed us a completely different side of Venice we never thought we would like. She took us to places where no English was spoken and you could get a true experience of what life is like... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Karen was awesome. We only had one day in Venice, and we were so glad we chose The Venice Experience. We spent 4 hours with Karen. She was so knowledgable. Her love of Venice shows every step of the tour. We learned so much about the city and the culture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Venice is a beautiful place, provided you don't think the area around St Mark's Square represents the Venice the reidents know. We met Mike at 9am at the designated Vaporetto stop and for the next 3 hours (or so) we walked the area in the eastern part of Venice. This is where the residents live - not a selfie stick... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife and I traveled to Italy (June 2015) to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We wanted to learn more about Italy but also relax. Mike provided us the experience we were looking for. We reserved the 4 hour walking tour but then later added the 3 hour cicchetti tour for a total of 7 hours. We arrived in Venice... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My daughter (21) and I did two tours with The Venice Experience team. We were so impressed with the four hour walking tour (daytime) that we booked the Cicchetti for a couple days later. The 4 hour walking tour: We decided to do this tour on our first day in Venice so we'd get a lay of the land and... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Mike was punctual, attentive, gracious and knowledgeable - and reasonably priced. Shared background (he's former Baltimore attorney) a plus. Did back streets and residential neighborhoods. So much better than the mob scene in St. Mark's Square! Did the 4 hour walking tour and stopped for Prosecco in street cafe along the way. Nice to "customize" tour to your interests and... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I visited Venice in early May, with my husband and four friends. Karen gave us the Back Streets tour. She took us to places we would never have gone, and never knew about. We learned so much about Venice! It really enhanced my enjoyment of the city dramatically. Karen's knowledge of Venice is extensive, and being a resident, she can... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we like it all. easy to get to buses and train. there is nothing to disliked about Venice and the hotel

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Parkland, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were in Venice for 2 days on our cruise and chose to do a 4-hour tour with The Venice Experience. We met up with Karen at the train station (1 stop from the cruise port). She was punctual, friendly and informative. We walked back streets, across bridges and got some interesting insights into the everyday world of Venice. One... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As a tour guide Karen was a delight. She was well informed and very accommodating. We spent a glorious day roaming the streets of visit. The day included all the major sites plus some beautiful and peaceful backstreets of Venice. Highly recommended.

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Address: Address: San Marco Vaporetto stop, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 340-994-2216
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.