William ParsleyUnited States
Fernando totally immersed us in the city on our full day combination water taxi and walking tour. He adjusted for early fog and then showed us wonderful out of the way places as well and the major parts of both the cathedral and Doge's Palace. Fantastic experience!
Dale WinogradUnited States
Fernando was great...his energy and enthusiasm shows just how much he loves to show off his city, Venice. We had a great day and saw everything on our itinerary and MORE. His knowledge of...well..everything is helpful.. as we visited the highlights of Venice! We were 4 adults and highly recommended our new friend Fernando...Book him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Dale, it was a lot of fun with you folks in Venice, I was impressed about how many place you have already visited, you certainly are superexperienced travelers. Time flew fast with you folks, it was a real pleasure. Keep travelling, travel is the best experience we can make and keep doing it with Toursbylocals! I hug you all, best wishes Fernando
Judith (Judy) ChoplinUnited States
A great history lesson. Wonderful guide with so much knowledge.
Lynda JohnsonUnited States
Richard MorganNew Farm, QLD, Australia
My wife and I did a day tour of Venice with Fernando in October. We enjoyed it very much and found Fernando to be delightful. The first part was a boat tour of the canals followed by a walking tour of the city. Fernando was very knowledgeable about the history, methods of construction or the buildings etc. All in all a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Richard and Laurel, it was a true pleasure walking with you around, your interest and keen questions made the day. And thanks to allow me some extemporization in our walk. I know Australia is far but I'm confident you'll be back again, if so you know where to find me. Hugs Fernando
Eran HammerUnited States
Robert DodsonUnited States
Fernando was a terrific guide. Our tour was on a rainy day, but he made Venice shine despite the weather!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert, I tried agagin to make Venice shine in rain but it only happened when you were here, so you also did something on out tour ........ Tks and regards
Lillian Reyes JoyceUnited States
Fernando was fantastic with our crazy group of 7. We had a wheel chair for our special needs daughter and a rainy windy day. However he handled it all and made sure we had a wonderful tour. His English is perfect, he is very informed very kind and wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lillian, YOU were an amazing group of people . . . in such a day I wouldn't have made it without your great spirit. And don't you think you were that crazy ... I can tell you some stories ........... All the best Fernando
Jerome BakerIndianapolis, IN, United States
Fernando's full day tour of Venice was first rate and very educational and quite enjoyable. His extensive knowledge and experience allowed him to customize the tour and also schedule lunch at an enchanting local restaurant. Our group of six included a few with walking difficulty, but Fernando was masterful in selecting our walking route and rest stops.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jerome, your good mood made everything going smooth. See ya, Fernando
Tim SantanaUnited States
We spent a great day with Fernando touring Venice. We hit all of the must see sights but never felt rushed or hurried. Fernando had all of the head of the line tickets which saved a great deal of time. We saw Venice from both the water and from the land. I think we saw places even some Venetians haven't seen and had a wonderful lunch at a nice restaurant off the beaten path. I would certainly use Fernando again and would recommend him to anyone who wants an outstanding tour of Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Tim, thanks for coming and let me walk around with you.... Hugs Fernando
Lawrence MuirPerth, Australia
Fernando gave us a tour that fascinated us and held us captivated for the whole day which I would imagine is not easy. His knowledge of Venice is complete and his presentation and personality made for a memorable day in Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lawrence, I can tell my secret about fascinating and captivating you for a whole day, I did it before ...... :) Let's see more when you'll get back. Best, Fernando
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Robert KrasneEL PASO, TX, United States
Fernando was easy to understand and very knowledgeable, prompt, and personable. I would highly recommend him. We have traveled the world and he was one of our top guides to date. Tkurs by locals has consistently given us outstanding guides all over.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Bob, I'm glad to be in your world's best. Hope to still be one of them when you'll get back to Venice. Hugs to all Fernando
Maggie P.Miami, FL, United States
Fernando was awesome ! He was there greeting us as soon as we arrived Venice by train. He patiently waited for us to check into our hotel before starting our Venice walking tour. He is very formative, knowledgeable, and has a big heart. We witnessed him assist an ailing French woman ( not in our tour group ) with 911 water ambulance . We wish that we could have him as our guide throughout our stay . We are very thankful that he had recommended us his wonderful Colleague Minu to take his place .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Maggie, thanks God the lady felt sick very near from the hospital and that really helped. You were a good-humored group of friends and it was great fun guiding you around, see you all Fernando
Ed SnyderUnited States
Fernando is a superb guide and a walking encyclopedia of the sights and history of Venice. He had so much information about the Ghetto that I thought he was Jewish. His English is perfect. We highly recommend Fernando and will use him again when we return to Venice. Also, he had great restaurant recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ed, I'm just a goy but Jewish history in Venice is so far reaching and important that it is an integral part of our common heritage. And knowing where to eat well as well.... I do expect to see you again when back.... Hugs Fernando
Andra MaldovanDALLAS, TEXAS, United States
Fernando was very informative, great to explain so many of the "unknowns" of Venice. Loved his openness to showing us a spur of the moment spot or add a place not on our itinerary. Great for Venice! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Andra, fortunately Venice has plenty of unknowns so I'm ready to show you the ones you didn't see yet. And thanks for sharing my way of getting out of the way ..... Hugs Fernando
Moanica CastonUnited States
Fernando is so engaging and thorough! We experienced the famous and the not-so-famous parts of the city, Witnessed a glass-blowing demonstration, ate lunch with the locals, hit all the great photo spots and just had a wonderful day with a fantastic guide! Cant recommend him highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Moanica, what a PERFECT commentary! Well the day wouldn't be that great without your company.... Give us a ring when you'll get here next time, all the best Fernando
Robert GondermanUnited States
Fernando was delightful. We saw the typical tourist sites but he also showed us the local side of the city. Very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Robert, your endurance and attention through the day certainly made my job easier and enjoyable. And you saw that there is much more to see than just the 'usual' landmarks. When are you coming next? Best to allya