Friend in Venice Tours
Friend in Venice Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I learned something.This is the reason why I love my job. For me it represents an opportunity to meet men and women from different places and with different cultures.
Venice, Veneto, Italy

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Hanna Mae
Manila, Philippines9 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
I organized a tour with Linda for a group of 2 seniors and 2 adults in Venice. She was super helpful from the very start up to the end. Everything was so seamless from the payment process all the way to the departure of the clients. The seniors were pretty handful and extra patience was required - Linda and Nadia delivered so well!

Linda and Nadia made sure the seniors were assisted well upon arrival from the airport and right until departure. Nadia was the one who assisted for the airport transfers.

On the tour proper, Linda - who was the guide - gave very informative and interesting stories and suggestions. I informed Linda that the group was Islam and she adjusted so well in giving a background about the Islam influence in Venice for a more relatable experience.

Linda the best guide in Venice! Will definitely work again with her in the future.
Written 2 October 2023
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Yara R
2 contributions
Linda was a wonderful guide. She had so much information to share as we walked along Venice. It was great to see inside the Palazzetto Pisani, and see some of the history. She also gave us great food suggestions which we took advantage of and really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 24 September 2023
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Linda B
Langhorne, PA1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family of five recently had the privilege of spending an unforgettable day with Linda as our tour guide in the amazing city of Venice. We had many wonderful tour guides on our 2-week vacation in Europe, and Linda was by far our favorite! Linda is the kindest, most considerate person, which combined with her knowledge and passion for Venice, makes her the best tour guide you could ever have. Throughout the day, she gave us her expert commentary on the history, art, and architecture of Venice and you could feel her passion for this beautiful city. She also has a wealth of knowledge about things to do and see in Venice aside from the usual tourist attractions. Linda had the whole day perfectly planned for us and took care of every detail. She asked us what we wanted to see and made sure we had time for everything, but she also wanted to make sure that it was a fun and relaxing day for us. And it was!! There were so many special highlights of the day, but one of our favorites was a surprise visit to a beautiful historic palazzo. We felt like royalty having drinks and croissants in a private room and then being whisked away on our private boat down the Grand Canal. Linda arranged private water taxis that were perfectly timed to take us to the islands of Murano and Burano, and also arranged for us to have a delicious lunch in Burano and a sweet gelato treat afterwards. One thing I noticed throughout the day is how much the people that she dealt with loved and respected her (taxi drivers, shop owners, restaurant owner, etc.) This is a reflection of her warm personality and professionalism. Linda went above and beyond to help us have the best day in Venice and we are so grateful to her for helping us all to have wonderful memories of Venice that we will always cherish. We highly recommend Linda to be your tour guide in Venice if you want to feel like a special friend is taking care that you have the best experience in the city that she loves.
Written 19 September 2023
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MIke B
ATLANTA, United States3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We contacted Nadia through our family friends here in the USA. Nadia came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Nadia not only showed us amazing parts of Venice but the historical facts she gave us were incredible. The boat tour was amazing. I highly recommend the walking tour coupled with the boat tour. It is incredible. Most of the common site anyone with Google maps can find. The tour Naida gives is off the beaten path with so many interesting sites and places to eat. You will never forget it. She is a gracious, kind and informative host of Venezia!
Written 17 September 2023
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friendinvenice
Dear Michael Coming from you, I really feel number one !!. But the most important thing was ,the word of mouth ..Your friends , they recommended me to you ..This is what flatters me the most ..Of course ,it is not easy to tell Venice with its 1500 years of history .!.My secret is that I never do the same itineraries, and Thanks to the uniqueness of Venice and the uniqueness of the people I meet, I can make a personalized tour. Venice for pleasure tour is, among the most beautiful ever .Seeing Venice off the beaten path and then seeing it from the water ,,!!incredible .Thank you for giving me the opportunity to show you a Venice that only a Venetian knows ..Thank you becouse we had so much fun together, thank you for sharing with me an important moment of your life ..The vacation Baci baci Nadia
Written 26 November 2023
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Helen B
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We had a fabulous tour with Linda - my husband and 3 teenage children throughly enjoyed Linda’s passion and enthusiasm for her beautiful city.
She took us to an exclusive palazzo, back streets, boat tours and went well above our expectations.
She recommended concerts, places for us to eat and even booked our water taxi to the airport.
Thank you so much for making out trip so special. You really were a friend in Venice!
Written 13 September 2023
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Andrew Y
Honolulu, HI2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The Tour was absolutely amazing. Linda (our guide) was so professional and kind. She was extremely knowledgable and clearly cared about what our personal needs were. I brought my wife, 10 year old, and 13 year old. Linda could move quickly when we needed and slow down for special "off the beaten path" activities. We were able to experience all of Venice with no lines, hassles, or issues. Linda took us to all the spots we wanted to see and some secret gems that surprised us with. I have already sent her another client. This is a must do whether you in Venice for a day or a week. Linda cared so much that even though we only spent a day with her she was happy to help the whole time we were there with getting reservations at the best restaurants with the best views and ambiances in town. She is clearly a well connected local who cares deeply about her clients. Hard to find these days. FIVE STARS PLUS!
Written 5 September 2023
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chissie2015
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions
Great private tour! Particularly special was the private boat tour portion, which happened just as the sun was setting and was a very magical way to see this incredible city. Venice has many hidden gems and it’s well worth taking the time to seek them out with someone who knows the city so well! Highly recommend
Written 11 August 2023
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friendinvenice
Dear Chissie Thank you so much for this review and for choosing FriendinVenice. Venice is a city that is much visited but little known. Everyone follows the same route, yet there's an empty, quiet calle just next door. Seeing Venice through the eyes of a Venetian lets you savor the city. I love to tailor-make tours according to my guests' preferences. We are not all the same; we do not have the same needs, passions, or interests. I live in a city with 1600 years of history, where every corner is magical, and every stone tells a story. Who doesn't want to say, 'I haven't just been to Venice; I have explored Venice'? When I have free time, Linda and I explore the city, creating new itineraries – a continuous search for the pleasure of surprising you. Baci Baci Nadia & Linda
Written 5 December 2023
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James M
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
If you like learning about the history of cities, architecture, and many more fun facts about the city, this is the best tour you can take. Nadia and her assistant tour guide, Davide, did an excellent job showing me around the city. There is a deep, rich history about Venice… this tour will provide you with a lot of this history.

You will go off the beaten path, into the areas that are not busy. Doing this enriched my connection with the city. In some areas, it did get a bit touristy; however, the path you go has a specific reason. You see a glimpse of the tourist areas and then you go back into the hidden areas of the city… it was great and I would highly recommend a tour with A Friend in Venice. Not only will you get a one-of-a-kind perspective of the city, but you sure will leave with a friend in Venice.
Written 22 July 2023
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friendinvenice
Dear James, thank you for choosing friendinvenice to discover Venice. A city so special that deserves to be visited in a special way, off the beaten path by tourists. Venice is so rich in art and history that I like to personalize the tours and make my friends feel at home. I am glad to have been able to amaze you but even more glad to have met you. Everyone complains that Venice is very crowded; the truth is, they don't want to explore it. I simply helped you to be a traveler and not a tourist . Thank you for writing your review. I really liked it and you will surely help me to meet other friends like you, curious, nice and simple, Warm Regards, Nadia & David
Written 13 August 2023
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toddhoughton
Bellingham, MA3 contributions
From the moment we met Nadia, she made us feel comfortable and was a joy to be around.  Before the tour even began, Nadia took the time to show us maps of Venice and went over the important history of the city, to help us gain an overview of where we would be walking.  She asked us questions about what we had already seen and what we hoped to see, working with us to customize our experience and meet our needs.  She was full of valuable information and gave us stellar recommendations about places to visit and where to eat.  We did a walking tour for 2 hours and a boat tour for 1 hour.  I highly recommend seeing the city this way, from land and water.  She took us to parts of the city that, generally, tourists don’t see.  We were able to take pictures and videos that captured the beauty of Venice. Nadia is simply the best!!!
Written 19 July 2023
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friendinvenice
Dear Todd, We only spent three hours together but we really had a great time ! My job allows me to meet friends from all over the world. I'll let you in on a secret: 90% of the success of the tour really depends on the participants; more they are curious, simple, welcoming, the more they make me feel part of their family and the more I can surprise them. You simply trusted me and now, when I look at the map of America I know exactly you are there. This is traveling; you can forget about a place, but never a person! Thank you for choosing Friendinvenice, See you soon, Warm Regards, Nadia
Written 13 August 2023
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paul w
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Guide was lovely. Cared passionately about Venice. Not masses on Jewish qtr but enough. We really enjoyed the experience
Written 7 July 2023
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friendinvenice
Dear Paul, thanks to the people like you I can improve my knowledge and myself. Jewish culture is so vast and interesting. It was really a pleasure meeting you and spending time with you. I look forward to seeing you soon Warm Regards Nadia
Written 13 August 2023
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