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“luisella was wonderful guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of A Guide In Venice

A Guide In Venice
Ranked #30 of 157 Tours in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Satellite Beach
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“luisella was wonderful guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We took several tours with Luisella in Venice and all were great. She got us into the Doge Palace/St. Mark's without lines and her English was wonderful. We went on a city tour and a mask maker's shop. She directed us to the glass blower's but said since it is free, she wouldn't go. Highly recommend her.Luisella Romeo [luirob@vodafone.it]

Visited July 2012
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English first
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect Tour with Sabrina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Had a perfect 4 hour introductory walking tour of Venice with Sabrina. She customized both the content and the pace of the tour exactly to the varied needs of our group. Everyone came away with a wonderful first impression of Venice. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant, accomodating (we changed timing at the last minute) or informative guide. Sabrina also gave us some very useful practical tips and suggestions for things to do during the remainder of our stay. I would highly recommend both Sabrina and AGIV.

Visited June 2012
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“"wedding water guide"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Well Helene ! you made our wedding day very unique and special with you casual, relaxing informative guide of the trip around the canals of venice. We were recommended by our wedding planner (venice wedding planning) as we wanted a relaxed trip a float with friends a glass of prosecco show the venice sights, and she delivered.

All our party couldnt believe that this was organised after a full day of celebration and dining. we wanted to finish the day of with something different. couldnt recommend the trip enough, just ask for what you want to do and dont worry about going of the normal routes. its a wonderful place !

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Off the beaten track in Venice -- Great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Fantastic tour with a superb guide! After you've seen the main tourist sites, its time to see the real Venice. The "Off the Beaten Track" tour took us to sites seldom seen by tourists, including one of the only gondola workshops, a spectacular Dominican church, and campo after campo free from the hoards of tourists in the San Marco/Rialto area. Our guide Fernando is a great resource and tailored his information to what we really wanted to know and see -- the real Venice. I highly recommend this tour!

Contrary to another review, we found Fernando to be very engaging and enthusiastic. Also, we never got an "I don't know" answer.

He does other Venice tours as well -- see www.aguideinvenice.com

Having been to Venice now 8 times, and having had a number of other guides on various tours, Fernando is head and shoulders above the rest.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Waist of time and money.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

We traveled in Italy for 2 weeks and booked our Venice guided tour with Fernando AGIV..
We were not only bored by his monotonic and unethusiastic descriptions of the sites but we were really confused when we asked him a few basic questions about Venice's history and for every question his answer was I don't know.

We were trying to be polite and not cut him short at the beginning of the tour but we really wasted 150 euros and two hours of our time.

We don't think he likes being a guide at all.

Visited May 2012
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, associated guide at A Guide In Venice, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
Feedbacks and opinions, good or bad, are always welcome. When they are good we rejoice, when not we wonder about what it may have gone wrong to improve our services even more. Although I was caught by total surprise about this feedback as it doesn’t represent my style and my way of working at all. When I read this the first time it seemed to me as the client was referring to a completely different person and I wondered if maybe this is the case.
25 great reviews (between English and Spanish) stand on my behalf . Still, I’m available to give a 2 hours free tour to the client when she/he will back again to Venice as far as she/he will let us know well in advance if coming in high season.
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