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Venice Guided Tours

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Address: Castello, 2512, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 528 2815
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

I am a qualified tour guide in Venice offering private guided tours in The...

I am a qualified tour guide in Venice offering private guided tours in The Serenissima, on foot and by boat and in the lagoon (Murano, Burano and Torcello) in English, German and Italian.

I would love to show you the classical sites such as San Marco, the Doge's palace, the Rialto bridge and market, but also less known areas (churches, museums, gardens).

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I can't say enough good things.

This is our second time we have used Fiona. The first it was just my wife and I. This time we had 15 total family members. She involved everyone in the story of Venice. So much so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
nashville tn.

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nashville tn.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second time we have used Fiona. The first it was just my wife and I. This time we had 15 total family members. She involved everyone in the story of Venice. So much so our 8 year old grand daughter wanted to know why Fiona wasn't doing the other tours we took in other cities in Italy.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fiona was a great tour guide. We were travelling with our 7 and 11-year-old children and kept them engaged the entire time (although she kept my and my wife's interest the entire time as well). She's a native Venitian and knows the area very well. I highly recommend her!

1 Thank pkeehan
Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fiona is a many generation Venetian who speaks English like she grew up in the uk. She was brilliant. She took us around for two hours and managed to keep the attention of the 4 kids (ages 6-11) and not be boring for the parents at the same time. We loved our tour and just wished we'd booked more time... More 

1 Thank Julie B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wide and I spend a day and a half with Fiona and had a very enjoyable and informative time. Fiona's knowledge and understanding of the history of Venice is vast and her ability to impart that knowledge in an easily understandable and relevant way was much appreciated.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

So glad we decided to get Fiona to showcase Venice for us when we ended our cruise there instead of opting for the ship's tour. She is friendly, passionate and knowledgable. She kept our girls on their toes by asking them questions, and whilst this freaked them out a little, they also say she was the best guide of our... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were lucky to have two days with Fiona in Venice. She is an incredible guide and a warm, wonderful person. My children still talk about our adventures with her. She made Venice relevant and exciting for my 10 and 13 year olds as well as the adults. If I am fortunate enough to return to Venice, I will definitely... More 

Thank cgroby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Fiona was a wonderful guide She took our group of five through a two-hour classical tour, as well as the Gran Canal. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and brought to life the people and history. Her level of detail and storytelling ability made our experience a memorable one. We only had one full day in Venice so we are so happy... More 

Thank Carmen S
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Fiona took us on the Secret Tour of the Doge's Palace, the Knights of Malta facility, an unusual palazzo, Saint George Maggiore, and Redentore, each packed with information and interesting insights. We have been to Venice multiple times previously and this was the first time we used a guide there. Fiona was great and responded to the interests of my... More 

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Belmont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Fiona took our group of four on a tour of the Doges Palace & St Marks Cathedral- a two hour exceptionally informative tour - we felt we really took in the history & whole feel of this very important historical part of Venice. We would recommend Fiona as a guide to anyone & wish we had booked her for more... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Fiona was amazing! Our entire family -- including my two boys (ages 11 and 8) -- loved every moment of our one-hour canal tour and subsequent morning tour of Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. Fiona is well-spoken (her English is impeccable) and knowledgeable. And, more importantly, she kept my boys' interest and was as sweet as can be.

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
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.