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DiscoveringVenice - Private and Semi-Private Tours

Dorsoduro 2268, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 97 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our family of four (parents and 2 girls 11 and 9) took a tour with Federica during our recent visit to Venice in early July 2014. A few months before our departure to Europe, I found Discovering Venice via tripadvisor and emailed to inquire about the tour. Federica replied promptly and after a few email exchanges, I booked a private... More

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Veracruz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I "discovered" Patrizia Bracceschi from "Discovering Venice" through a search in Tripadvisor. She was very quick to get back to me and provided useful information prior to our arrival at the train station. She picked us up and took us to our hotel for check in. Our party of four (two adults and two teens) took the three hour tour... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Frederica was our private tour guide in Venice for our small group of 4 last year and it has taken me this long to write a review, but clearly she was excellent as I am finally taking the time now to do so. She met us promptly at St. Mark's Square and helped us dodge all the lines to the... More

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We started our stay in Venice with a private half day tour by Antonella which was the perfect introduction to the city. our tour gave us the perfect template to explore the maze of streets and squares of the city and understand the rich history of Venice. Whilst the city is wonderful just to stroll around, you can be a... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our family of four (inclusive of our two teenaged daughters) were fortunate enough to receive a private tour from Federica. Our tour included The Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, and a canal tour including the Grand Canal. Federica's English was impeccable and her ability to provide facts and point out items of key interest to adults and young adults alike... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We got the classical Venice tour with interiors. 2.5 hours long very informative. We skipped all the lines as well. We went to st mark's basilica and Doge's palace. Our tour guide picked us up in our hotel in San Marco. Would recommend this tour for those who can do the grand canal, etc on their own. Short and informative... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We met Patricia in the main square, we had booked for a semi private City Tour. Patrica was brilliant, she made the the tour very very interesting and amusing, she engaged with us all and could not be more helpful and friendly, so much so that we booked a private tour to visit the Dodges Palace with her for the... More

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