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Friend in Venice Private Tours

Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
0039 338 9196695
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Ranked #3 of 100 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having seen the reviews and comments on Trip Advisor we decided to book this walking tour with Nadia. Communication prior to the visit was quick, polite and arrangements were set up, with note taken as to what our interests are and things we would like to be informed upon. On the day of our trip the weather forecast was horrible,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I visited Venice to celebrate our 16th wedding Anniversary on November 8th and 9th. The first day we chose to see much of Venice by ourselves...seeing and taking pictures of all the tourist attractions that everyone reads about online. Day two we decided to hire a tour guide and used Tripadvisor to help us find Nadia whose... More

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife, two of our three boys (9 and 10) and I toured Venice with Nadia in early November, 2014. She is everything we expected and so much more. The rave reviews on Tripadvisor are warrented. We did a three hour tour split between two hours walking and 1 hour in a private water taxi on our first day and... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We communicated with Vilma the entire time and she was incredibly helpful and gave us lots of ideas and suggestions. She answered all of my questions. Unfortunately for Vilma, she got sick on the day of our tour, but luckily for us - she sent an amazing guide, Giorgia. We had a lot of fun with Giorgia. We walked around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our family visited Venice in October. We had two kids, ages 6 and 11, with us and we booked Nadia for a tour on our second day in Venice. It was fantastic. I was worried at first that my kids might have a hard time understanding Nadia. Her english is excellent, but she does have an accent and my six... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After reading reviews of A Friend in Venice on Trip Advisor, I was convinced Nadia offered a tour that would best suit our needs. We were a group of six adults and opted for a 4 hour tour (3 hours walking and 1 hour via water taxi). After a 20 to 30 minute overview of Venice at our hotel, Nadia... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We booked a 3 hour tour with Nadia for myself husband our 9 year old and my mother. We all enjoyed every minute. We toured the narrow back streets and learnt so much about Venice. We stopped at a bakery to see them in action and my daughter got to sample their biscuits. We saw how Venetians live and how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I booked a tour with Nadia months ago based on TA reviews. Specified we wanted to tour with her. Reconfirmed close to the day. We came to the lobby and met Linda who would be our guide as Nadia was sick. While of course people get sick or have things come up so okay but I found it unprofessional of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We booked Nadia for a 3 hours introductory tour and a 5 hours island tour. We met Nadia at our hotel where she gave us a 30 minutes introduction to the history of Venice. As English is not our mother tongue, we had slight problem understanding each other initially. This however was an issue as we get used to each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Not having been to Venice before and with only limited time in cruise schedule, my wife and I booked two tours. The first was a 3-hour walking and water taxi tour; the second was a tour of Murano and Burano Islands with transfers by water taxi. Initially, we weren't sure that the first tour was for us but once our... More

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