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My husband and I visited Venice as the last stop on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. We always book our excursions outside of the cruise line and found Mike and Karen's The Venice Experience through Trip Advisor. We had a wonderful experience before, during and after...More
Unfortunately, we did not review the terrible, poor, and average reviews before we booked our trip. As you will read, Karen, the person through whom the tour is booked, receives excellent reviews. However, as was consistent with our experience, if the person who Karen may...More
I wanted to discover more than San Marks Square.Karen was able to give me an amazing introduction to Venice. She met me at my Airbnb early in the morning before the crowds , before the heat. We walked and talked for hours thru the streets...More
Tour with Karen was unforgettable. After the first day in Venice, I was under the impression that it's super crowded with tourists and shops, with huge lines to all popular museums and basilicas. Karen completely changed this impression. 90% of the tour was off the...More
Our four hours with Karen flew by. Lots of information about local life, and about the history of the city. Saw the some of the sights -- and left with a feeling that this is a city I want to explore more. Really a worthwhile...More
It is a great place. On a sunny or rainy day, still romantic.
It was my first time to come there with my love. No cars, no bikes,,, just walk. Of course you have many option how you want to have it to reach venice...More
This was the perfect Venice tour. Karen shows you everything about Venice in 6 hours. We of course always do the touristy things when we travel, but we also love to see how the locals live and find out where they eat, etc. That was...More
We opted for the 6 hour tour on our first day in Venice so we could take our time and see all the best of Venice...Mike was an excellent tour guide showing us all the major sites and many that we never would have found...More
Karen guided us through Venice giving us history, kept us off the beaten path (which was much appreciated!) pointed out interesting tips and things to see for another visit.
We were able to stop for breaks whenever the mood struck, and enjoyed the relaxing tour...More
Karen has given us a fantastic overview of Venice tailored to our interests and personalities. We have seen the Real Venice by someone who lives as a local. We would highly recommend Karen's company and knowledge. We spent six glorious hours today sharing areas most...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.