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Friend in Venice Private Tours

Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
0039 338 9196695
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Ranked #3 of 96 activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to... more » Owner description: Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I learned something.This is the reason why I love my job. For me it represents an opportunity to meet men and women from different places and with different cultures. « less
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We booked a private half day walking/canal tour with Nadia, starting off at the hotel lobby, where she gave us a short history of Venice. We walked through roads off the beaten path, where she led us into marvelous former palaces, courtyards, carpentry shops, trattorias and osterias that we would never have found ourselves. Nadia's goal was to make us... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I booked a full-day Venice tour with Nadia 3 months in advance for myself, my partner and my parents. She was easy to contact ahead of time and to work out a few details with, along with a customized meeting place and time. Don't sweat those details, because Venice is small enough that you'll find the location she suggests, and... More

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gold coast
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited with our children 7 and 9. Linda was our guide, she was very sweet and lovely, always making sure everything was ok. Our tour went a little over time as we did a bit of shopping. We wished we booked more time. And the kids slowed things down but they loved most of the tour also. Particularly pinocchio... More

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Ojai, California
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9 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Based on TripAdvisor reviews I wrote to Nadia and booked her for two days for nine of us - four adults and five kids - 4, 6, 8, 13 and 15 years old. The only guidance I gave her is that we wanted to get away from the large July crowds and wanted some kid-friendly activities planned. She delivered. First,... More

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Saint James, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our first time in Italy and spending the day with Nadia was great!! She took us to the off the beaten path places that we would never have done on our own. She treated us like family especially my 13yr old son and 11yr old daughter. We loved her!! She explained the history of Venice and took us... More

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La Quinta, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I spent several exciting days with Nadia during our Venice vacation last month. We had a wonderful city tour that included all the major sights and a few off the beaten path locales that were truly lovely and not to be missed. We also spent a day visiting the islands of Murano and Burano and met with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nadia arranged excursions for us for our three days in Venice prior to leaving on a cruise. She met us at the airport and walk this to a water taxi where we took water taxi into Venice, through the canals and to our hotel. She has a love for Venice and the surrounding area. She explained the history thoroughly. We... More

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Trier, Germany
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a 6 hour private tour including the islands Murano and Burano as well as Venice itself. On Murano we were able to see the art of glassblowing. Especially being able to see the family do "real" work for a chandelier and not a presentation for tourists was very interesting and a unique experience. On Burano we walked through... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Can thoroughly recommend booking a tour with nadia. We're a family with a 14 and 10 year old, and we booked a 2 hour walking tour with a 1 hour private taxi. Her brief history of Venice was thoroughly engaging and she took us to private, off the tourist route places that we would never have discovered ourselves. The private... More

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you want "off the beaten path" and interested about the authentic Venice behind the glitz of the tourist trap shops, Nadia is your signora. She guided my wife and I thru the untraveled venues by land and private water taxi. There is no other way to experience the life blood of these great people of Italy. Nadia customized the... More

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