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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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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

During a recent visit to Venice, my girlfriend and I hired Patrizia Bracceschi to provide us with an orientation tour of the city the morning after we arrived. What a great decision it was! It was extremely easy to work with Patrizia throughout the booking process. She asked us what we were looking for and she then provided recommendations for... More

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Maryland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I admit, we are addicted to private guides. I just don't have the time or energy to plan and prepare for the wonderful places we visit. We are a family of 4 (2 teens) and Discovering Venice, namely Frederica, fulfilled our needs. All correspondence was timely and efficient. She met us at our hotel and introduced us to the city... More

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New York,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and two teenage sons (ages 12 and 15) hired Federica for a tour of the city as well as a tour of the 3 islands off of Venice. This was a 7 hour day but worth every penny. We saw the Basilica in all its glory, St. Mark's Square, had a great lunch and then hired a boat... More

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Woodbine, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family (included a 13 and 16 yo) thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with Patrizia. I had planned the overall itinerary for our 3 week trip, but wanted to leave the "details" of each city we visited to the experts and we were happy to have selected Patrizia to share some of the highlights of her native city, Venice. Patrizia... More

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was very good, our guide, Patrizzia? was very knowledgaeable. We all enjoyed the tour which was 2 hours and there were 10 of us so no big crowd. The price was fair and I would recommend this.

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Would highly recommend this tour. The tour guide made Venice come alive for me and my family. The best part was being able to jump to the front of the queue to get inside St Mark's basilica - otherwise it was at least a two hour wait. Beautiful city.

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Hilton Head
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was the first visit to Venice for my wife (second for me). We wanted a private tour to hit the highlights, and Patrizia provided exactly that. A combination walking and water taxi tour that provided historical perspective, with the flavor of Venice. Patrizia was knowledgable, personable, and added greatly to our visit to Venice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I could not recommend the 4 hour tour of Venice hosted by Patrizia Bracceschi more. The tour itself was a perfect mixture of museum, walking, and water allowing my family and I to see a great deal while gathering information for the remainder of our trip. Patrizia was on time, entertaining, and shared a great deal of information without being... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Patrizia's private tour was a well selected mix of major attractions and less trodden paths and waterways. Her knowledge and fun style of presentation were complimentary. She almost makes you forget you're not Venetian!

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I learned so much from Frederica, our tour guide. She knew so much about Venice and also knew many of the local people and businesses. She took us all over Venice including a gondola yard and introduced us to a local glass blower who privately showed us a demonstration. I highly recommend her if you are visiting Venice!

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