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DiscoveringVenice - Private and Semi-Private Tours

Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 96 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are fully Licencesed Tourist Guides since 2000. We offer a wide range of private... more » Owner description: DiscoveringVenice is run by Antonella, Eugenia and Federica. We are fully Licencesed Tourist Guides since 2000. We offer a wide range of private tours. We also offer semi-private tours: a perfect way to share costs with other travellers like you. The private tours we organize can be either on foot or by private boat (Gran Canal, small canals, islands of the lagoon - Murano, Burano, Torcello). We are keen to organize customized exclusive tours to make you discover the "hidden Venice" and its back-streets, as well as the monumental classic Venice. « less
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent a wonderful, informative morning with Antonella touring St. Mark's, the Doges Palace, some of the wonderful backstreets of Venice and concluded with a great 1 hour boat tour. A tour from the water allows you the best views of the city as the palazzi were built to look their grandest from the water. I would highly recommend this... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We used Patrizia to give us a private tour of St Marks and the Doges palace in Venice and she was absolutely wonderful. If you are looking for a special tour in Venice I would highly recommend her!!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky to land a tour with Federica (thankfully we booked early!). She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate. I knew from our correspondence in the booking phase that I was going to love her. She is very organized and professional, her command of the English language is outstanding, and she works hard to customize your experience to suit... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Patrizia was a real treat for our family with three teenagers. Punctual, flexible, informative and fun. We walked through Venice and then spent time getting great insights from her in St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Great to skip the lines too. We then went on a private water taxi tour with her of the Grand Canal and side... More

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Danbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On a recent visit to Venice with my family we had a private 2.5 hour tour with Patrizia Bracceschi. I planned it via email with her before we left the states. It was completely worth our time & money. She was on time at our planned meeting point. So friendly, charming, and spoke English perfectly. She gave us a lovely... More

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akron, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

excellent tour guide - really gives a wonderful tour. Frederica was very good at showing us unique areas of Venice. take the private boat tour with her - very enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I strongly advise anyone contemplating a visit to Venice to contact Discovering Venice and request Patrizia as your guide. Her knowledge of Venice was extensive and her ability to bypass queues for the Basilica and the Doges Palace was invaluable and saved at least two hours of standing in a queue. It was very good value for money. As a... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

'Antonella was fantastic as a guide' - that is what I wrote in my diary. We had been into St Marks Basilica but when Antonella took our small group we learnt so much and it made the history come alive. The tour of the back streets and an insight into the lives of the local people was fascinating.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A very informative and relaxed stroll around a part of Venice we would never have discovered on our own. Very chic and pretty area. All our questions answered and further suggestions made by Antonella who was quite charming and of course well informed

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 had a great tour with Antonella. We saw all of the main sights in Venice and also had a fabulous private boat tour. Antonella was very good with our two daughters, making the history come alive for them. We would recommend this tour to all.

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