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Context Travel Venice - Day Tours

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Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who organize over 300 different walks in 15 cities around the world. Florence teaches that art does not...more
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We went to Piazza San Marco with Matteo Gabrielli, he was incredibly passionate when describing each thing we saw, and helped distill a visit which could be overwhelming, into something unforgettable! We toured the church, walked up to the Rialto area, and were enriched at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear LL, Thanks so much for your great review! We will be sure to share your thoughts with Matteo, too. Our small group format and emphasis on the way sites fit into cities and stories make for an interesting and enriching tour experience. We are...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Tour is a great complement to palace/cathedral tours that cover lives of the rulers. Susan was clear and interesting and full of details of what the rest of the population did, how they lived, and the impact of the plague on the city. These details...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We booked the "Lion Hunt" Family walking tour, but as it was February and it was raining cats and dogs, our guide took a look at our somewhat miserable kids and asked if we'd like to see something inside instead. :-D What followed as a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We loved this tour. Fascinating history of Venice and the Doges plus an insight into the art of the period. Local tour guide Nadia was excellent and really knew the subject - as you might expect given her qualifications. The tour was everything we had...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Ric S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your tour in Venice. We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we will be sure to share your praise with Nadia. Thank you for making Context a part...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

I unfortunately cannot recommend Context Tours. We recently used them for 5 different private tours on our trip to Italy (Rome, Florence, and Venice), spending 3-7 hours with each guide. The tours were not cheap: approximately EUR 150 per hour plus tickets. We took several...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience with Context in Italy. Though it's always more pleasant to receive rave reviews, it's comments like yours that help us maintain our high standards and keep our amazing reputation as a...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had a fantastic tour of a portion of Venice showing the ecological impacts and what is happening in Venice and what is proposed. We learned so much, had a marvelous guide. We'd recommend this to anyone interested in Venice.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We booked the private lion hunt tour with our two boys five and seven years old. We met Matteo early at 9:30AM in the morning. The meeting spot (church) location was a little bit difficult to find but once we found it it was a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We wanted to have a good high level overview of San Marco area and a deeper dive into everyday life in past times. We took the Doge's Palace and San Marco Cathedral tours for the former and the Plague in Venice and Every day life...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked the Ecology of Venice tour. Giancarlo was our guide and he couldn't be more knowledgeable about the history, environment, and architecture of Venice. Giancarlo went into just the right amount of detail and pointed out a number of things we...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Upon meeting our docent Cecilia Sitran, I knew we were going to be treated to an outstanding experience. Cecilia was warm and friendly. She shared her knowledge and expertise willingly and nothing was too much trouble. We loved hearing about the history of Venice and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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