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The Venice Experience - CLOSED

San Marco Vaporetto stop, Venice, Italy
+39 340 994 2216
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Do not book if it is with Mark…only use Karen for your guide!!!

This was our worst tour of many during our three weeks in Italy in 2014. Mark is great if you... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
The Woodlands, TX
fantaaaaaaaaaaaaaastic amazing romantic

one of the most amazing cities around the world, just amazing,, everything,, the food the road the... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
Haya A
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San Marco Vaporetto stop, Venice, Italy
+39 340 994 2216

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was our worst tour of many during our three weeks in Italy in 2014. Mark is great if you enjoy a very dry and uninteresting law professor type showing you around with no enthusiasm for the city. I told them ahead of time the...More

3  Thank teubanks
Reviewed 28 January 2016

one of the most amazing cities around the world, just amazing,, everything,, the food the road the shops the hotels the sea the sky,, you will love everything there,, perfect for couples and can be visited with famelies and friends as well :) try the...More

Thank Haya A
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I am extremely late in writing this but I didn't want it to go undone. We, there were 5 of us, visited Venice in late September 2015. We planned the trip with the assistance of an online travel advisor. The advisor arranged a private tour...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We had 2 full day tours on Oct 22 and 23. Booked with them as they were highly recommended in quite a few sites that offer tips for handicapped travelers. Venice is all they say about not being easy for chair users. We were a...More

1  Thank Wright5054
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We booked with The Venice Experience based on a tripadvisor friend's recommendation, and we were delighted with the experience. Karen worked with me and planned a custom tour that included backstreets and cicchetti stops. We arrived in Venice on a Friday morning and scheduled the...More

3  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I should have posted this earlier, but the memory is still strong - these 2 tours were highlights of our Venice visit. We have visited many times, but Karen and Mike showed us parts of Venice we had never seen, and their history knowledge is...More

1  Thank Veneziaddictsofaus
Reviewed 24 October 2015

My wife Janet and I did the Backstreets of Venice tour with Karen on October 11, 2015. She is well-spoken and quite charming, and entertained and educated us the whole time. Highly recommended for photogs and history buffs alike. She gave us a great understanding...More

Thank CeliacFriend
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Well worth the price to skip the lines. The tour guides were excellent! I highly recommend taking tours! Saw and heard so much more as they pointed out "things" that the eye wouldn't if picked up! I will definitely use a guide again!

Thank Nana4lnza
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We took the Backstreets of Venice tour with Karen and loved every minute of it. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. She showed us all the places you wouldn't see on a normal tour and we learned much...More

Thank Rachelle L
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The two tours were great! The walking tour was well organized and easy to find the starting point. The tour was punctual and finished on the proposed hour. this gave us enough time to browse for ourselves and have a lunch at our leisure before...More

Thank Mary O
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
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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