Tatiana EfimovUnited States
It was a wonderful tour! Daniela was very knowledgeable and personable. Her story line was interesting and captivating both for adults and our 10 year old.
Daniela is an excellent guide. We had 2 tours with her over 1.5 days. One of our party was unwell on the first day so Daniela kindly added extra time to the 2nd day, hoping she would feel better then (and she was). She is informative and easy to talk to, and the tours were a pleasure.
Cliff BlanchardUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cliff!
Cliff BlanchardUnited States
We absolutely loved our "Best of Venice" tour hosted by Danielle Z. She was better than awesome. If I could have given 10 stars I would have done so. Her knowledge of Venice, Burano, and Murano was in such depth. Her historical knowledge was amazing. I have already told my trip planner back in St. Cloud,Fl that to only recommend "Tours by Locals" and ask for Danielle, Z. for all her travelers to Venice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cliff and Linda, Thank you so much for your very kind review! It's been so pleasant to spend those days with you in Venice, I hope to have you again as my guests to explore this beautiful territory. I wish you all the best, Daniela
Daniel HancockUnited Kingdom
Daniela was fantastic. We were in Venice during some of its worst flooding on record and that didn't stop Daniela from giving us an amazing tour. Our hotel concierge told us that our guide would not turn up due to the flooding - but of course she did! Daniela is someone who you can 100% trust and rely upon. She is extremely knowledgeable, has excellent English and she is a delight to spend a half-day or a full-day with. I would recommend Daniela to anyone going to Venice - thank you Daniela :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, thanks so much for your very nice review! It’s been a real adventure to guide you in Venice in spite of the flood, but this is also a part of this amazing city. You are a lovely family, I really hop to meet you again in Bath or...in Costa Rica!! All the best to you all, Daniela
Judith MarzenUnited States
Loved our tour with Daniela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith Thanks so much! I have loved to be with you too :) All the best, I hope you’ll keep good memories of your day with me in Venice Daniela
William ParsleyUnited States
Daniela was fantastic. Our principle purpose was Marano but along the way she took us though wonderful quiet streets to the boat dock, explaining all of the history and culture along the way. At Marano we went straight to an working factory/studio and saw amazing glass craftsmanship and art. Fantastic tour guide and tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review, I am so glad you had such an enjoyable experience! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you'll keep good memories of this wonderful city! All the best, Daniela
Marlene YanovskyUnited States
Daniela is just terrific. One could not ask for more in a guide. her knowledge of art, history and the architecture brings the Doge Palace and the era to life. Not only did she exceed our expectations but the added extras and surprises like the view of the whole city and the Bridge from the top of a shopping center, a great resource for buying Murano glass, and a great place for lunch eating the way Venetians do made for a great day. Thank you Daniela.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Marlene and Steve I am so pleased to read your very kind words, thanks from my heart! I hope you’ll keep good memories of our tour in Venice and I hope to meet you again in the future...who knows :) All the best, Daniela
John KeckUnited States
Daniella did a wonderful job. She arrived on time, gave us a nice overview of the itinerary for the day, and arranged transportation for the group of 10. We took a water taxi to Doges Palace and St Marks. She gave us an in depth history of Venice as well as the buildings. We included a food tour and Daniella took us to several of of the out of the way local eateries that were fantastic. It was a great day due to Daniella's guidance and knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you so much for your very kind words, I’m glad you have enjoyed our tour! I hope you are having fun on your holiday along the former Venetian territories :) All the best to you and all your lovely friends, ciao Daniela
Debra SkipperUnited States
What an amazing tour and knowledgeable professional, pleasant woman. If there were 10 stars that is the rating I would give her... have already spoke to friends recommending her when they visit Venice ... she was amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, many thanks for your kind review, it’s been a pleasure for me to show you Venice! All the best to you and your lovely daughter :) Daniela
Brian WaldronUnited States
Ms. Daniela arrived promptly and quickly assessed our interests and concerns, putting together the best tour imaginable. She guided us through the city, weaving history, art, architecture.... seamlessly taking us across the founding and power of the Venetian Empire to the present day. Because of Daniela, we appreciate this beautiful city and will hold it dear in our hearts with gentleness like that required of precious Murano glass.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you from my heart for the nice time we spent together in Venice. Your interests regarding all aspects of italian culture and habits gave me great satisfaction, it's a pleasure for me to show this splendid city also through the less known areas and hidden corners. What you have written are words of poetry, I feel blessed! I wish you and your lovely wife all the best, Daniela
Bernard G.San Jose, CA, United States
Daniela, arrived at our hotel promptly on time. She was excited to show us Venice. We only had one day to explore Venice but with her agenda, we did get a really great understanding of Venice. We took a water ferry around the city. We received an incredible history lesson on how Venice changed the world becoming the first republic. Daniela took us to a lunch restaurant where we could try numerous canapés/crudités just like the locals. Daniela stayed later in our hotel to give us restaurant recommendations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernard Thanks so much for your very kind review! I am happy to se that you keep good memories of our day together in Venice, a big hug to you and your lovely family Daniela
Debbie HaleviUnited States
Five stars ! She introduced us to a Venice that we would not have otherwise seen. This is an excellent program and I highly recommend her for any future visitors to Venice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, thank you so much for your kind words, I’m happy we had a great time on the islands! I wish you both all the best and a lot of future holidays :) Daniela
Richard HeydelUnited States
Daniela was fantastic and we so much enjoyed the must see experience at Murano. She showed us several wonderful areas of Venice on the way to the water taxi, arranged a private taxi to Murano, and stayed with us as we did the glass blowing tour and shopped. She accompanied us back to St. Marks square and made sure we knew what to do on our own at the end of the tour. She is so professional, knowledgeable, and personable and speaks perfect English. We highly recommend her as a top rated guide in Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick and dear Sally, thanks for your very kind review, I’m sure now you have good memories of Venice and Murano! I hope to have you both as my guests in the future, and I wish you ALL the best, Daniela
Timothy WatsonUnited States
Our cruise group of 6 decided to use Tours by Locals for all local tour stops versus the cruise ship tours. Best decision ever! Daniela provided our first tour of St Mark and Doge's Palace. We loved her! - She was not only very knowledgeable, but so personable too! - She provided more than expected with a special surprise at the end - loved her recommendations for places to dine as well! - Daniela was a perfect start to a perfect vacation - I will recommend her to all who visit Venice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy Thanks a lot for your nice review, I am really happy to read that you have enjoyed not only Venice but the whole trip! I wish you qll thr best and hope to meet you again in my wonderful region, Daniela
Richard HeydelUnited States
Daniela was, in a word, FANTASTIC! We have traveled using Tours By Locals for several years and have had always good, sometimes great, tour guides. Daniela was among the very best we have had. She has it all - great English, great knowledge, very fun, courteous and personable and very patient to adjust to our requests. She showed us the typical must-see sites in the most efficient way and many interesting sites that are not on most tour lists. Venice is overwhelming without a good guide. Contact Daniela.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick and dear Sally, thank you really for your kind words, I’m pleased you have spent a good time in this wonderful city. I wish you all the best! Daniela
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Daniela was an amazing guide and truly made Venice a memorable trip for myself and husband. She arranged everything that we wanted to do with much care and professionalism that our limited time with her (2 days) seemed to parlay easily into enough time at each place we visited. She was not only knowledgeable about Venice and its history, she in the most enjoyable way, knew the best times to navigate through her beloved city. I have already recommended Daniela to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dana, thank you SO much for the lovely days we passed in Venice and the islands, your enthousiasm was contagious! And thanks for the very nice review, I really appreciate it :-) All the best to you both, arrivederci! Daniela
We needed to arrange for a private custom tour for my wife and Daniela was recommended to us. She did a superb job being punctual, reliable, knowledgeable and friendly at all times. Her personal attention and professionalism were simply outstanding. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, your wife is such a lovely person, we’ve loved our time together in Venice! I hope to have you too next time as my guest :) Thank you for your very kind words, all the best to you both Daniela
Daniela has a first class knowledge of the history and art of Venice. We thouroughly enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thank you so much for your kind words, I hope you'll keep good memories of Venice! All the best, Daniela
David EnglishUnited States
Daniela was a terrific guide and was very flexible with adjustments to our schedule and itinerary because of our late train to Venice. Her knowledge of the history of Venice was outstanding and she gave us great recommendations for lunch and dinner. She was fun to be with for the entire tour. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, many thanks really for your kind words, I am happy you spent a great day in Venice! I hope to meet you again in the future, who knows :) All the best, Daniela
Maria PadronKey Largo, FL, United States
From the moment we met our guide Daniela, it felt like we had known her forever. She is not only friendly, she is well prepared in the history of Venice that my husband and I loved hearing from her. We enjoyed spending time with her and will 100% book her again! She was amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your nice words, I am really happy you have appreciated our tour in Venice! I hope you’ll keep good memories of my hundreds stories, it’s been a pleasure to have you as guests :) All the best Daniela
Matthew ShapiroUnited States
My family and I cannot say enough good things about Daniela! She was a wonderful guide who made our tour of beautiful Venice as wonderful as possible. Her mastery of the history of the city is remarkable, and she had many fascinating points to make throughout the tour. She was also more than happy to help out with further recommendations after the tour, much to our appreciation. We look forward to touring with Daniela again on our next visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, I am really pleased to read your comments, thanks a lot! I hope you’ll keep good memories of Venice, best regards to all of your nice family, ciao Daniela
It was a pleasure to have Daniela be our guide for "a special day in Venice". I had contacted Daniela before and booked her based on her 'child friendly' and 'foodie' background. Through email, she was very helpful in getting us to our initial meeting spot. With children, Daniela was able to accommodate us and go at a slower pace. We toured the 'off the beaten track' areas of Venice and visited Murano and saw some glass blowing. With some good advice, we are ready to see the rest of Venice :) Andrew
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew Thanks really for your kind comment, I'm glad you have enjoyed the tour with me and that you have appreciated the out of the beaten tracks itinerary, I like to show my guests some hidden gems of this marvellous city! A big hugs to your little ladies and good luck for your holiday, Daniela
Augusto HsiaUnited States
Daniella is excellent guide, patient and very passionate . She really knows her stuff with Venetian history. We had a son in a wheelchair and she made it so enjoyable for all of us.We arrived earlier in Venice and not able to check in early , she accommodated an earlier tour. I only slept an hour on the plane but was awake the whole time.We also loved her surprise perspective of Rialto /the Grand canal and a Highly recommended local Bacaro she brought us. Thank you Daniela!! Gus, Maria, josh and Jed H
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gus for your kind words, I'm happy you have enjoyed the tour with me and it's been a pleasure to accompany you to see some marvellous and less known spots. I wish you all the best, a big hug to Josh and Jed :) Daniela
Daniela was wonderful! We had such a fun time winding our way through Venice's different sights, and she was really accommodating to my mother, who had a hard time walking around. Great tour overall, really worth it too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katrina, many thanks for your kind comment, I'm happy you have enjoyed the tour! I really hope you and your sister will be able to come for a deeper insight into Venice and its art, I will be waiting for you! Best wishes, Daniela
Maria FezzaUnited States
This is my 2nd rating of Daniela. Again, she is outstanding! She is very bright, pleasant, and knowledgable. Choosing a tour guide is very important because it is the focal point of the trip. I could not have found a better experience with Daniela. When in Venice, please book her. She is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria for your marvelous review! It’s been so nice for me to show you around, I wish you all the best and hope to meet you again in the future :) Daniela
Maria FezzaUnited States
Daniela was outstanding! She is an excellent communicator and carries herself with the utmost professionalism. Her knowledge of Venice is unmatched. I can't say enough great things about her. She gets the highest of recommendations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, how kind of you, thanks a lot for your comments! I hope you have enjoyed Venice and you’ll keep nice memories of this beautiful city Ciao, Daniela
Gene LiebUnited States
She was great knew her stuff. We had a great time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gene, many thanks for your positive review! Best wishes to all of you :) Daniela
David WadeUnited Arab Emirates
This is a wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable lady. Communication was excellent before the tour, giving great advice about how to reach the meeting point from our hotel on public transport. The tour itself was fantastic and the extra advice and insight allowed us to plan our next day very successfully. Daniela goes above and beyond - she even helped us locate some lost property after our trip - she is a real gem in a beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, you are such a nice family that it’s been a real pleasure for me to stay with you in Venice! I hope Max is better by now and you will have another chance of coming and visit the Veneto region and its beauties. All the best to all of you :)