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Venice, VE, Italy

Visiting Venice is a lifetime experience then you must get the very best of your tour.

How to achieve that?

Adjust first to the urban fabric of the city made of narrow streets and alleyways and be ready to walk according to the friendly and slow pace of a car free city.

Secondly be part of a small party, yourself and your family or your friends as Venice is not made for large groups.

And last but not least have your licensed guide lead you around to show the city, its landmarks and the places only locals know about. You can enter with him historical buildings, churches and museums and this means you'll always get a true insight into the art, architecture, history and daily life of this amazing city.

Besides the ready made tours you'll see in my Tourbylocals page, I'll be glad to customize your own tour.
My tours are entirely private so just contact me for advice and suggestions and let me work out your personalized tour.

I've been working in the tourist business for 32 years, first travelling extensively as a tour manager and tour organizer before starting in 2002 my present job as a licensed tourist guide in Venice the city where I work and live.

After so many years I still enjoy what I do although what I like most is to share my life experience in Venice with you my companion visitors.

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- From April 1st to October 31st I suggest you contact me before booking. Availability is very volatile in these 6 months and the online calendar may not be always updated 100%.

- From early/mid July until mid/end of August humidity and temperatures can be very high. Best then is touring in the morning or in the early evening.

- For a better handling of your requests, always provide the name of your lodgings in town or pick up point if you're not staying in Venice. This will be helpful to set the most efficient itinerary.

- Before sending your request look first at my published tours and see if any suits your visiting time best. Otherwise we can work together on a customized tour.

A Recent Review of this guide

Excellent tour. Fernando was a great guide giving many details we would have not known except for his expert commentary.
Gerald Kistler

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Tourist Guide License 1001 (Venice Metro Area)
Port Security Pass 25608 (Venice Port Authority)


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Jewish Venice Tour

The history of the Venetian Jews revealed in 3 major sites.

373 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Venice, the Power of the Past - Private,...

San Marco square, San Marco church, Ducal Palace, old prisons and Bridge,...

417 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Off Venice walking tour & traditional,...

an enjoyable walk in a secluded part of town

433 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private Venice Lagoon Tour

Spend a few relaxing hours in the beautiful venetian lagoon

1382 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Full-day Private Shore Excursion


Get from your ship to Venice in grand style

961 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Cannaregio & glass beads workshop tour

A most typical district of Venice and local crafts

373 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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The Accademia Galleries Private Tour


A journey through Venetian painting

264 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours

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The Island of Lazzaretto Nuovo


Venice's old quarantine station (April to October)

373 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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