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DiscoveringVenice - Private and Semi-Private Tours

Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 99 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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We booked a private tour with Federica on August 28th. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable as well. She speaks perfect English and really makes the history of Venice come alive. This is a great tour for a first time visitor to Venice as it gives you great insight to the city. We would highly recommend this company to anyone... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We toured Venice with Patrizia Bracceschi on two different days and it was the best part of our stay there. She planned our time after knowing what we wanted to see and do. We aren't much for churches and museums but she did take us to see St. Mark's. After that we wandered the back streets of Venice and explored... More

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Patrizia gave my son and I a first-hand look at all things Venice. From the back alleyways to the grandest churches as we spent the better part of the day with her and found ourselves immersed in the Venetian culture. An informative three hour walking tour was the highlight of our trip with the culmination of a leisurely one hour... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We booked to go with Federica and she was terrific. It was a rainy day in Venice when we arrived but thankfully it held up a big and Federica gave us insights and historical information that was very interesting as we toured this beautiful and unusual city. We skipped all the big lines and throughly enjoyed her company and picking... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our private walking tour in Venice with Federica was one of the best parts of our trip to Italy. We had a 3 hours walking tour of Venice, followed by a 1 hour boat tour. Federica is extremely knowledgeable and personable and did such a magnificent job explaining so much about Venice -- history, architecture, art, churches, and the people.... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We booked a tour of Venice with Federica months before our August visit. As arranged, she picked us up at our hotel and gave us a very inclusive tour of Venice. We learned much about living in Venice as well as the history of this very beautiful city. We enjoyed Federica very much and would recommend her to anyone wishing... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great "best of" tour. She took us through the back streets, into St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, and finally a boat ride around Venice. Frederica was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. Best part though about doing it with a guide is that they know when and where to be - and how to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a great time with Frederica and "The Best of Venice" tour. I have never been on any other tours before, so as a "tour newbie" I was a little apprehensive about what to expect. Frederica and the DiscoveringVenice folks where enjoyable and easy to communicate with, clearly explaining where to meet. Frederica was a great tour guide, keeping... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our guide Patrizia was great in taking our family through the Doges Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. She has lived in Venice her entire life and was very knowledgeable on the history as well as able to answer questions about the construction of the buildings in the canals. We also did a boat tour of the Grand Canal where she... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a lovely tour with Antonella. It was not only interesting listening to Antonella but she was able to answer all inpromtu questions in a knowledgeable and friendly way. We went to parts of Venice we otherwise wouldn't have gone to. We wished it had gone on for longer. We would highly recommend this tour.

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