Mike HughesUnited Kingdom
Our tour hosted by Francesca was fantastic! She took us into parts of Venice we didn't think existed- quiet streets, allies and canals away from the throngs of tourists. Her local knowledge illuminated the historic walls and Campos that we walked by and through bringing to light aspects of Venice that truly make it such an interesting place to visit. We had two teenagers with us and they said the tour was the best they have been on, and teens are hard to impress for 3 hours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! I’m happy Sergei felt better... For everything, just text me! Francesca
Michael PollockUnited Kingdom
Great tour by Francesca just the right place for our family including the two teenage boys. Great recommendations for food too.
Angela BamSouth Africa
She was very good, very professional and had very broad knowledge of the history of Venice. She was very patient with us (senior citizens). Gave good advice where to buy souvenirs
Kim BurroughsUnited States
Tabatha GilyardUnited States
Francesca is just the sweetest lady! We so loved going over to Murano and meeting the glass maker. We will adore our glass aquarium for our entire life! Both Harriet and I got ours yesterday! We cannot wait to come back and see you and have more time in this beautiful city!
Rosalinda MeansUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Loved our Venice for beginners tour. Spent the morning learning about this magical city with Francesca. fantastic to have such local knowledge about the whole city. would definitely recommend this tour.
Karen OswaldUnited States
LOVED Francesca! Of all the tours we took in Rome, Florence and Venice, she was the best tour guide we had. She showed us interesting backstreets, gave fascinating historical tid bits and even made sure we got in her favorite spot for lunch before she left. Don't go to Venice without her!
Leslie ChristensenUnited States
We had a wonderful time with with Francesca! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with her. She was very informative. We have 5 year old twins and she made this very kid friendly for them. I highly recommend booking this tour during your Venice stay! I'm so glad we did.
Mark RuheMCLEAN, VA, United States
Francesca was wonderful. She is very energetic and extremely knowledgeable. She has a broad understanding of Venetian history and has a special quality to relate it to world history. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her and consider it the highlight of our trip to Venice - we learned so much from her.
Leslie KaplanUnited States
Our tour with Francesca was wonderful. Her descriptions and explanations were very interesting to all of us, including our 13 year old grandson. It was a great introduction to Venice. We definitely recommend touring with Francesca.
Francesca showed us all the best of Venice in this 3 hour tour including St Marco Square, the Basilica, St Giorgio, and many special backstreets, alleys and canals that we would never have found on our own. Plus the best pizza in Venice!
Charles ParkeUnited States
Francesca did a great job with my group of 6 people ages 70 to 76 for 3 days of touring in somewhat bad weather.
We have taken many "Tours by Locals" but perhaps none as enjoyable as our tour with Francesca. She has a deep understanding of art and architecture and left us with a great understanding of historic Venice. She can clearly tailor the tour to interests of her guests - ours happened to be art. We also learned about life and living in Venice. Can't say enough. We have toured in perhaps 8 or 9 cities, but really would rank this tour as number one.
Patricia PapernowUnited States
Francesca was absolutely lovely, very personable, and extremely knowledgeable. We so enjoyed her effervescence and warmth. We'd give her six stars if we could.
Diane OstroskyUnited States
Francesca was fabulous. She was not only informative but extremely engaging. The local haunts she introduced us to were amazing and delicious We highly recommend this guide and tour. Wishing you the best Francesca ..... "The matchmakers"
Lori BrennanUnited States
Francesca was great. She added so much to our stay in Venice. Her knowledge of the history with the added stories and tours through the out-of-the way secrets of Venice made us really understand this fabulous city and appreciate its history. Thank you Francesca!!
Nanette BamesbergerUnited States
Francesca has a true understanding of her city. We learned a lot about Venice, it's canals and it's history. She guided us though narrow streets and across large piazzas. We had a better understanding on how the city worked and how to get around easier--it is a complicated city. She also offered ideas of where to eat and what to see. If you are interested in an outdoor tour of this city of canals I would recommend spending a few hours with her
Melissa Z.United States
We absolutely loved Francesca! Our teen boys even appreciated all the information she shared with us and actually commented on how they preferred the back alleys she took us through vs. the major pedestrian areas. They learned little tidbits about Venice, we saw the "major" sites, and she was flexible with us with respect to what we wanted to see, and when we wanted/needed to stop for snacks and such. Can't recommend Francesca enough!
Fantastic tour. Francesca was very knowledgeable but also had lots of stories which made the tour so much more interesting. Also a very dry sense of humor which we appreciated ! Highly recommend taking this tour with Francesca.
Susan StewardLong Beach, CA, United States
Francesca was an AMAZING guide for our family. She kept everyone interested with local stories and world history. She was very engaging for all levels of tourists. Wet very enjoyable.
Fabiana RamirezUnited States
Nice tour, Good information. Francesca shared good historical facts but I wish she had share more about the buildings and history of Venice. Not too entertaining for kids but great for adults that have some historical knowledge. She is an archeologist by training so you can ask her anything.
Miles MossUnited States
Francesca was lovely and a very good guide. Because my husband has to walk slowly, it makes it difficult for a guide to do all they want, but she was accommodating and a pleasure to spend the few hours with seeing Venice.
Shaun LeoneUnited States
Francesca was one of the best guides ever. She was very knowledgeable and personable with a sense of humor that made for an informative and fun tour. Thanks so much for a great tour! Would use her for a tour again any time.
Mary SomervilleUnited States
Francesca was truly wonderful, taking me to all sites I requested, as well as to some delightful new places. I wiuld not hesitate to recommend her to others.
Joe L.United States
Our second morning in Venice walking with Francesca was an amazing peek into the Venice of Venetian & visits to some of the important places. Once again, her knowledge and humor made a 3 hour walk on a hot July morning a pleasure!
Francesca was a fantastic guide, she was able to give us a real understanding of life in Venice. Francesca tailored our tour to meet our needs and we were shown some of venice's true treasures. I would highly recommend booking Francesca or one of the other guides because it is a very unique and special experience to be able to see Venice with a local. The tour wasn't rushed and yet we got to see more of Venice than we would have if we had just followed a map. I would highly recommend this company.
Eugene GreenUnited States
Wonderful three hour introduction to Venice. Well-paced, informative, route on streets we would have not used, managed to avoid too much interaction with very crowded tourist areas, great dining recommendations, Look forward to our second tour with Francesca today.