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Friend in Venice Private Tours

Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
0039 338 9196695
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Ranked #3 of 99 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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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Our tour with Nadia was one of the highlights of our trip. She truly loves her native city and can’t wait to help you discover all of Venice’s hidden charms. We were very impressed by her ability to tailor our tour to our tastes and requests. You can’t go wrong with any of her tours and would highly recommend her... More

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Sausalito
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Book your tour with Nadia immediately after finalizing your travel plans. You will not regret the time you spend on this tour. Nadia's approach is to show one how to unlock the locals' keys to Venice. We had booked the 3 hour tour - 2 walking and one by water taxi. She does not have a tick 'n bob checklist;... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We booked a whole day walking tour for the family and Vilma took us to places we would never have visited without her. Vilma's knowledge of the city is extraordinary. We would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get away from the tourists and see the real city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We started the tour with some history of Venice and then set off on our unplanned walk through Venice which we were open to. She talked about the buildings, the architecture, the structure, the people as we wandered through the streets off the normal paths. She pointed out interesting sites along the way and shared lots of facts. We had... More

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California
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25 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I just finished a 6 hour private tour led by Wilma of Friend in Venice. I had arrived in Venice last night and was disappointed to find a city dominated by tourist shops most of which were selling the same things. My opinion of Venice changed completely after our guided tour with Wilma who took us off the beaten path.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Book your tour with Nadia right away. I assure you that you will not regret it. The only thing I regret is that I didn't book a longer tour with her. Unfortunately we only spent 3 hours with her. But the tour was completely well spent. It was both a water taxi and a walk tour. A very relax, informative,... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

It was a first time visit for my family but me and my wife been here sometime ago. It was Linda who too care of booking a private tour with us. She met us at railway station and didn't have any problem finding her at all. Linda was very kind and caring and thoughtful as I had 3 extra family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
1 review
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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