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 Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour
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 Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour

By Friend in Venice Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$125.92
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$125.92
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 9-100
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
English, Italian, French, Spanish


  • Coffee and/or Tea


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • to be agreed
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy Front of Querini Stampalia
  • Ports:
  • Venezia
Return details
  • Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 126511P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from  Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour
  • IM Vacinated
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with  Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour?
How much is  Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour?
 Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour price starts from $124.78. Discover and book  Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour on Tripadvisor
What is the  Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour cancellation policy?
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 Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour is hosted by Friend in Venice Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Friend in Venice Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book  Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 126511P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Cannaregio
  • You'll end at
    Rialto Bridge
    Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

ashleygJ3812RN
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Wonderful private tour in Venice
This was an amazing day with Nadia. My mom had recent surgery, so her mobility was slower than normal and limited.
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Great afternoon with Nadia!
We spent a wonderful afternoon with Nadia. She took us off the beaten path and shared her deep knowledge of Venice
harrik01
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Highly recommended
A truly lovely morning with Nadia; we were shown sights and told stories of Venice that we would not have enjoyed w
williamwV127VQ
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Unique experience
Loved all the insights and little details of Venetian life, history and architecture that were explained clearly an
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Nadia is the best!
Friend in Venice Tours with Nadia was a great choice for our trip to Venice in November 2022. We reached out to Na
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Wonderful
Nadia was amazing, she gave so much insight into Venice and it’s history. Showing us the true beauty of Venice. She
lashannan2022
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Best tour ever
Completely amazing! I cannot say enough about Nadia. She was responsive and kind from the moment I reached out a
Suzy F
Suzy F
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Venice for Pleasure Tour
Nadia is the best! We loved meeting her, so friendly, relaxed and informative. We avoided the crowds and learned th
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An unforgettable and inestimable experience!
Thanks to Linda, our professional tour coordinator and guide, our family of 14 members was able to enjoy a flawless
310beckyz
310beckyz
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Fabulous tour!!
Our tour with Nadia was fantastic. Specialized visit to high end glass artist studio in Murano, walking tour of bea
jasonsL738EB
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Felt Like Family
My wife and I took the "Venice for Pleasure" tour with Nadia in July 2022. I'd previously been to Venice but my wif
nicoleh2015
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Linda is an excellent tour guide!
We did a four-hour walking food tour with Linda our first day in Venice. She also educated us with a lot of histor
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Simply no better way to see Venice
Nadia is like a true friend, one we met 11 years ago when we took our first tour with her as a family with young ch
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Something Different & Substantive
Nadia was kind hearted, outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable. What was great about this tour - beyond the guide -
pattyr135
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Definitely recommend! One our most memorable travel experiences… ever!
We just returned from a trip to Venice. My husband and I are well travelled and have been to Venice previously, and
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Hilda B
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Nadia was wonderful. This was probably our favorite excursion while on our trip to Italy. Nadia met us near our hotel and immediately greeted us as old friends. She took us throughout Venice and pointed out a lot of history in the buildings while also finding a spot for us to look out over the city while the sun was setting. She took us through the city away from the main walking paths and also gave us tips for navigating through the city if we were to venture out on our own. She stopped to get us a delicious mozzarella sandwich and another stop for a small dessert. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see Venice through the eyes of a true Venetian. Thank you again Nadia! We had the best time.
Written November 17, 2022
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friendinvenice
Hi Thanks so much for taking your time to write your review ,I'm glad you enjoyed the tour it does indeed reflect your personality .I only have the task of surprising and excite you .Now you know Venice as a traveller .Thanks to you and our trust we discovered Venice in its authenticity and I enjoyed it Baci baci nadia
Written November 18, 2022
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Joe F
Newnan, GA61 contributions
Nadia was recommended to us from some good friends. We will not let down. It felt like we knew Nadia forever after just 5 minutes with her. She is a true Venetian through and through and she is very proud of her city. Nadia is very flexible with what she will put together for your tour. She will customize it to show you exactly the type of things you would like to see. We did a 2-hour walking tour that was beautiful and added on a 1 hour motor boat ride up and down the main and side canals of Venice. It was like no other tour I ever had. We communicated several times leading up to this tour in order to fine-tune exactly what would occur. Once Nadia knew what we wanted, she was able to add a few stops along the way that were beautiful additions and exactly the kind of sites that we wanted to see. Almost like she was a mind reader. If I did not have other reservations shortly after this scheduled tour, I would have spent even more time with Nadia than I did. It was disappointing to have to say goodbye. It was such a wonderful afternoon. I really do feel like I have another special friend in Venice. Grazie Nadia. Baci Baci. 💕
Written September 21, 2022
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friendinvenice
When friends become my friends thanks to other friends .. then the satisfaction is double I can through you hug my friends and it's really nice It's like adding seats at the table because other friends come .. You have no idea how much emotion courage you give me. With you I will never feel alone but above all with your advice I can improve myself more and more .. And then how nice to organize the tour, tell you about Venice according to your interests .. I love to surprise you but you do more, put in my hands your dreams, your loved ones, your money and your time .. I just have .. surprise you in this way your smile will always be with me Here in you I find my accomplices .. if the tour is beautiful it is because you have made it so Baci baci Nadia
Written November 10, 2022
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White4ou
Oklahoma City, OK10 contributions
We were lucky enough to get to spend time with Nadia on this tour. It’s fantastic getting a local perspective of the city and listening to the stories she told. She cares very much about the city snd telling its history so we can understand how Venice came to be. She lives there and can probably do a tour from anywhere in the city and it would be interesting. She was a great guide, strongly recommend having a local help show the true Venice!
Written August 17, 2021
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friendinvenice
Dear Friends I always say that the success of the tour depends a lot on you : With your personality you have managed to get and see Venice that shows itself only those who want to discover its magic .. Baci baci Nadia
Written September 14, 2021
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ScoutGoldCoast
Gold Coast141 contributions
Jan 2023
From our first contact with Nadia, when she said she would not take us to the usual tourist sights, I knew we would love this tour! Nadia was true to her word, walking us through the winding streets and pointing out small details while explaining the history of the city. We visited cafes loved by the locals and tasted fritelle for morning tea- a unique pastry only served during Carinvale.
We finished with the private boat tour, which I highly recommend- again, we saw the untouristed parts of Venice in a beautiful Venetian boat.
Do one of Nadia’s tours- you will not be disappointed.
Written January 20, 2023
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Christina R
2 contributions
Nov 2021
Nadia was wonderful! She was responsive over email throughout the scheduling process, chose a meeting point that was easy for us, and provided an extremely warm and gracious presence throughout our entire experience with her. She said to us at one point, "If you want me to just list out historical dates, you can read Wikipedia instead! I am here to give you the FEELING of being a true Venetian!" And she was 100% right. From popping into beautiful tucked away spots to drink a prosecco, to taking us to hidden rooftops for views, to providing details about the stones and bricks and chimneys of the city, we got a view of Venice that the typical one-size-fits-all tour wouldn't be able to provide. Thank you Nadia for making our trip special!
Written December 1, 2021
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friendinvenice
Hi Fantastic friends thank you so much for your kind fantastic review and as regards date i would like to tell you also that when we talk about history it is not easy to talk about dates, initially the time was measured differently The first indications that the man used to distinguish the different times of the day were of natural character • Day and night, indicated from the succession of the sun and of the Moon. • The monthly period, indicated by the succession of the phases of the Moon • The succession of seasons, for the annual cycle Baci baci Nadia
Written December 3, 2021
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Rosa C
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Nadia Danesin private tour of Venice and the courtesans of Venice was absolutely fantastic! She took us off the beaten track and gave us a unique Venetian experience. Her knowledge and enthusiasm is contagious and it was a joy to listen to all her stories. She was also able to provide follow up material, which was helpful for my research. The tour included coffee in a wonderful location (not often visited by tourists) and then lunch with traditional mozzarella in carrozza washed down with Prosecco. Highly recommend.
Written October 28, 2022
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friendinvenice
Cara Rosa Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. As you well know I am very fond of this tour. The tour of the Courtesans is for those who love history and want to scratch the surfaceand to go further, discover. It allows us to know a very important part of history of which very little is said. As you may have noticed, it is not a red light tour but an exciting cross-section of a historical reality Baci baci Nadia
Written November 10, 2022
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Maura Z
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Nadia was wonderful. She deeply loves her city, where her family has been for generations, and tries her best to immerse you in its history and beauty. I could have listened to her all day. Plus we had a super-small, special tour during which I could pummel her with all my questions - I felt sorry for the people on the huge tours, not getting that kind of attention.
Written August 1, 2022
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friendinvenice
Thanks so much for your fantastic review .It's true I love my city its amazing history and its art. Many people visit Venice every year ,few have had the privilege of knowing it as you did This is the difference between being a tourist or visitor Now you are a venetian ambassador ,to you the task through your stories and your experiences to make Venice known as it deserves baci baci Nadia
Written August 2, 2022
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tyed82
Landstuhl, Germany10 contributions
Jun 2022
Venice is a Beautiful City and experiencing its beauty with Nadia as our tour guide was simply AMAZING! She made us feel like we were her family and she took us to some of the hidden gems of the city. She was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the city and didn't spare any detail when sharing its history. She gets a 5+++ Star rating from us!
Written June 13, 2022
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friendinvenice
Thank you for taking the time to write this review ,is the best way to help me and the city of Venice to be known in a different way. This city is a World Heritage Site ,is also yours its history is incredible I continue to discover it and the more I know the more I know I do not know. But thanks to you I know I'm on the right track I miss you so much I love you a strong hug waiting to see you soon I love you Baci baci Nadia
Written July 9, 2022
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Gary M
Augusta, GA9 contributions
Oct 2021
Nadia is a gem! Our group of 6 had the pleasure of experiencing Venice with a
Venetian. Nadia's immense knowledge of the history, architecture of the Venetians was invaluable. Her ability to take us to the out of the way corners, hidden bakeries, fish markets opened our eyes to the real city. She arranged all our transportation using a private boat in the AM and an evening tour in the PM. I recommend doing both. It gives a completely different experience seeing Venice at dusk. She knows everyone!!! From finding great coffee, restaurants and glass blowing tours. We were delighted and in awe of all Nadia showed us. I highly recommend Nadia's tour. You quickly find out you have a new friend in Venice.
Written October 17, 2021
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travelguyCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH37 contributions
Mar 2023
Linda was wonderful in showing us the real Venice with stops at some tourist sites but also how the people of Venice live and interact. She had several special surprises for our group that were wonderful. The boat ride around the island really gave perspective.
Linda has special insight into art and architecture of venice as well as the history of the city. As my friend George pointed out at the end of the tour-her most impressive attribute is her PASSION for her city and showing it to her guests!
A must do for any visitor to this wonderful city!
Written March 14, 2023
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