Elizabeth DerrickUnited States
Fantastic, knowledgable, attentive and very interesting tour guide. Highly recommend!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Elizabeth, thanks for the nice description, wish you the best, Fernando
Fredric CronholmUnited States
Fernando has a vast knowledge of the architectural, cultural, and historical knowledge of Venice, and imparts this knowledge in a most interesting and entertaining manner. By knowing the city so intricately, he was able to eclipse most of the mega touring groups and share so much more information. He is definitely a top-notch guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Fredric, you were good listeners and great company, all the best Fernando
Terry BrowerUnited States
This was a great tour and Fernando did a terrific job. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Terry, we certainly had a good time, all the best F
Eric StentzelUnited States
“Fernando was an absolute delight. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We only wish we had had more time to spend with him. And what a beautiful city Venice is. We recommend Fernando highly.”
Gregory LevitanUnited States
Janet ReveleyUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour! Fernando was so passionate about Venice, fascinating facts, really interesting, beautiful sights, and his knowledge of Venetian history was brilliant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Janet, glad to know you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the 'brilliance'... See you again in Venice, Fernando
Nicole H.Danville, CA, United States
Fernando was AMAZING and As authentic of a Venetian as you can get. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about Venice and you can tell he loves what he does. Fernando was very prompt in meting us at our hotel and we started our walking tour through all the neighborhood that was hidden from all the tourist. My family of 6 really enjoyed his company. I would highly recommend Fernando as a tour guide..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Nicole, we certainly had a good time, thanks for coming, all the best Fernando
Richard WhannUnited States
Great tour!! Fernando gave us a wonderful tour of Venice - saw not only the "must see" but also the sights and places that the tourist does not ordinarily see. Fernando has a love for his city and its history which is evident during the tour. Fun personality and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Richard, we had a great time in a sunny beautiful day, best for all Fernando
Mitchell LundUnited States
Awesome tour! Picked us up at the train station and didn't waist anytime getting right into the tour! We would 100% take another tour with Fernando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mitchell, it was nice of you to come and visit on the very fisrt day of spring.... All the best Fernando
Patrick EaganUnited States
Fernando was a fantastic tour guide! Incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Venice for the first time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Patrick, thanks for your kind comment, ready to meet allya again in Venice, hugs Fernando
Thais MoldovanUnited States
Fernando has an amazing historical knowledge of Venice. He is personable and able to cater to different ages within the group. It was a memorable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Thais, It was easy for me to connect with all of you, a very responsive family group. Let me know when you're coming back again, there is much more to see in Venice, All the best Fernando
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Fernando is a friendly, fun, professional and accommodating, guide. His outstanding knowledge is further enhanced by the historical context he provides. Our group was extremely impressed. He went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. I highly recommend Fernando. You won't go wrong choosing him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Stephen, I was impressed by the long endurance of your parents through a 3 hrs tour and yours after a long haul flight and that you've been already 3 times in Venice, the major should give you a price .... If there will be a 4th time let me know, it will be hard but I'll try to think of something you haven't done in Venice yet. Allthebest Fernando
Tod BruchmillerHouston, TX, United States
Linda E.United States
Fernando was just lovely! He crafted a tour to our family's specifications--we wanted an overview of Venice, but also wanted to know about the Jews of Venice and the Jewish Ghetto. He was knowledgable, funny, laid back, and easy to be with. We recommend him with no reservations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Linda and Stewart, I'm ready to craft more tours for you so let me know when you're coming back. All the best Fernando
Vincent WebbUnited States
A wonderful charming individual with an incredible knowledge of history - you won't be disappointed ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao, I enjoyed myself in your company, it was like being with a couple of long time friends. Hope we can meet again. Best to both Fernando
Thomas Wagen SrUnited States
Not my best tour with Tours by Locals - the guide left me stranded at the train station; when we finally connected at an additional expense to me - he ignored some mobility issues that had arisen for me during my flight to Venice - and he persisted in ignoring my main reason for contracting for this service - i.e., to get a "lay of the land" in Venice so that I could get around on my own - on the bright side, however, ToursbyLocals did give me a credit due to the poor quality of this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize for misunderstanding the meeting place, it wasn't the best way to initiate the tour. I'm sorry to hear that I ignored your mobility problems but it wasn't that clear to me. My goal is always to provide a pleasant tour and to fulfill visitor's wishes to enjoy our beautiful town in total comfort, and so I would certainly have changed the itinerary or the pace of the walk if I had known. I hope you'll come back again to Venice Thomas hopefully in mid Spring or Summer when our city is at its best.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals appreciates all feedback and we apologize for the complications at the beginning of the tour. ToursByLocals has full confidence in our guide Fernando's ability to continue to deliver 5-Star tour experiences in the future and should note that our guide was unfortunately not made aware of any mobility issues prior to the tour in this case. We would always ask our customers to inform us of any specific requirements which would help us perfectly customize their tour experience.
Karen ThomasUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Karen, the basilica is one of the world's greatest buildings, our aim is to provide our guests a thoroughful overview, something that will remain in their hearts and minds. Next time well see more, all the best Fernando
Annie HallUnited States
Diego CandoloBritish Virgin Islands
Fernando is extremely well educated in Venice history. Knows a bunch of languages....we had a Spanish tour because of a participant's first time in Venice. Awesome 3 hours walking tour. Highly recommendable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Diego è stato un piacere conoscervi alla prossima e grazie
Philip GelberUnited States
Fernando was helpful in setting up a customized itinerary in advance. He was punctual. Commentary on the various sites was informative and deep. His English was flawless and robust. We ran over a bit as he was quite enthusiastic about the sites. All in all a great guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Philip, you made the day with your boundless wish of knowledge about my city and also good pace .... a presto! Fernando
Anthony M.United States
Fernando presented a perfect look at Venice through a first time visitors eyes. His exuberance for the city, his love of the life that is Venice shown through in all his talks. Visual aids were used when necessary to describe parts of the city especially when Venice was Marsh land We had a wonderful time and all in our party enjoyed his Venice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Anthony, our mission is to show our city as it is the first time for us too, in Venice this is an easy task as we think is the most beautiful city in the world. It was great to spend time with you and the family. Hug you all Fernando
We thoroughly enjoyed our First Time in Venice Tour with Fernando. He enthusiastically shared with us his knowledge of important sites and guided us on some less well trodden paths away from the crowds. We gained an insight into the history & geography as well as modern Venetian life. Fernando showed us a wonderful bakery, suggested the best places for photos and other places to visit during our stay in Venice. We would highly recommend this Tour to anyone visiting Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Sandra, I'm glad you enjoyed 'A day in the life of a would-be Venetian' we only did part one so, when are you coming next for part two? Hugs to all Fernando
Carney WalterDENVER, United States
Jeffrey HansenUnited States
Fernando took our family on a great tour of Venice. Not only did he show us the big attractions, but he also showed us the everyday parts of the city like the farmers markets and fish markets. It really gave you a good rounded look into what Venice is, a city with rich history.
Roberta VendettiUnited States
Fernando is a great guide who tailored the tour to our requests. I would highly recommend this tour with Fernando!!
Prashanth BusannagariUnited States
Very impressed by the Tour guida and the kids were able to follow the guide and were very impressed. Thank you
Jane O.United Kingdom
Frances AlmondUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Fernando. When we first met Fernando he warned us the many streets my be flood due to a large moon and the winds during high tide. He got us though St. Mark's Square before the water got to deep. His knowledge and comfort in Venice was wonderful. He took us through streets with ease (no easy trick as you will see). Thank you Fernando.
MaryAnn LingoUnited States
Excellent tour by Fernando. He met us at our hotel and the tour helped orient us to Venice. Fernando was very knowledgeable, we learned things only someone well versed in the history of Venice would know. Highly recommend Fernando and the "First Time in Venice Tour."
Ann KirnerUnited States
Fernando provided a fabulous orientation tour on our 1st full day in Venice, meeting us at our rental apartment in Dorsoduro. He walked us through that lovely area, giving history and picture points along the way. We got our 4 day vaparetto passes and went to San Marco. Fernando got us right by the long lines; his tour of the cathedral and altarpiece were inspiring. He then guided us through neighborhoods to the Rialto area. By the end of his tour, we confident to explore Venice for the rest of our stay