Samantha McKayUnited Kingdom
This is a fantastic tour to not only take good photographs but to be expertly guided around Venice. Eva is a lovely person, very easy to get on with and speaks perfect English. She met us at our hotel and then took us all over Venice. We saw a whole range of canals, bridges, private gardens, courtyards and the Rialto Market in the morning. We also found a fantastic ice cream shop. Eva is very informative not just on tips on taking better photos but on Venetian life in general. An excellent morning tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sam, it was my pleasure! Eva
Samantha McKayUnited Kingdom
I asked Eva to provide photos of myself and 7 friends who were visiting during carnival week in our costumes. Eva is incredibly well organised, flexible as well as a brilliant photographer. She adapted her hour tour when we got hijacked by the hotel manager for photos on the terrace and when one of my friends asked to have some photos by the Grand Canal. Eva is a real natural and put everyone at their ease so the photos are not stilted and are a lovely memento of a fantastic week and birthday celebration.
Samantha McKayUnited Kingdom
Eva and her husband were brilliant. They adapted their small photo tour to accommodate 8 ladies going to a Carnival Ball. They borrowed a larger boat, helped us all board in huge dresses, provided blankets to keep us warm and guided us around the canals before dropping us off at the ball. The tour was incredibly informative and friends who had visited Venice before saw places they had never seen. Eva's English is fluent and her husband a skilled boatsman. A fantastic way to start our Carnival experience.
Stephanie F.United States
Eva was great—she accommodated my mobility issues, and kept my husband entertained with tales of Venice history and architecture while I was taking pictures. We learned a lot and saw areas of Venice we'd never have known to go to otherwise. Highly recommended!
Excellent start to our stay in Venice. We learned quite a bit about "navigating" around the City and over the next few days spent lots of time wandering in back lanes. Eva gave me a number of pointers on composition which I used not only in Venice, but on the rest of our trip.
Mary Jo SchultzUnited States
Eva had a photographer's view of the city and it paid off in ALL of our photos! They are magnificent. LOVED Eva's knowledge of the city. Our time together flew by. We loved every minute!
Kathryn ScarangellaUnited States
We spent an entire day with Eva and enjoyed every minute. Her English is excellent and her demeanor is friendly and amiable. She managed our time very well. She took us to corners of Venice we would not have seen otherwise and gave great picture taking advice. Visiting Sant Erasmo island was a treat and certainly someplace we would not have visited on our own. She knows her photography as well as her history. We will be happy to engage her again.
Ronald KanipesUnited States
We so enjoyed our walking tour of Venice with Eva. She was personable and very knowledgable. Eva gave me simple pointers for my camera that greatly increased my enjoyment! After spending the afternoon with Eva, we found ourselves getting around Venice very easily. When we return to Venice we will definitely look up Eva again, and highly recommend her!
Jill BauerFernandina Beach, FL, United States
This was an amazing tour! Eva is a gifted photographer and good instructor, but the true delight was walking through the uncrowded streets and learning about the architecture and history. Eva took us to areas that were out of the way but not far away. This was an excellent walking tour. My husband took some wonderful photos and I developed a sense of what Venice truly looked like in its glorious past.
Eva is fabulous! She made our experience in Venice just perfect! So well-organised, careful and extremely positive. Many thanks! I strongly recommend Eva for everyone, who want to taste and gasp real Venice, not only the touristic one! Ciao! Baci!
Carol BarnardUnited States
Eva was a fantastic guide. We hired her to show us places to take photographs in areas we would not have found on our own. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Venice and current affairs too. Her English was very good and she was a delight to spend a couple of hours with. Since my husband knew how to use his camera she didn't have to give him advice in that regard but she did suggest angles to take photos from, etc. We highly recommend her services.
Jon BergerUnited States
Let's get right to it... Eva was everything we wanted! You will not be disappointed if you see Venice with her. She has a knowledge of and passion for the city. She was friendly and open. She was informed and interesting. And, she was a patient teacher of a novice photographer! We saw the tourist spots but also Venice the way Venetians live it. And because Eva is a professional photographer, we got great pictures! Thank you for a lovely few hours! Eve and Jon
Mary HuntUnited States
Eva is a wonderful guide. Warm, friendly, knowledgeable. We explored Venice neighborhoods together and learned about the people, history and architecture. She is a professional photographer and gave us tips on photographing the landscapes of Venice and pointed out details we would not have noticed. We are grateful for the time we spent with her and highly recommend her.
We are a family of two adults and one 14 year old. We had an amazing trip through the canals that most tourists never see and even a few that our awesome guide Eva and her very capable boat captain hadn't seen in a long time. We started the tour at 6:00pm with a perfect evening of cruising through the "real" Venice highlighted by almost magical light from the setting sun. This was the cherry on top of a perfect trip to Venice! Highly recommend Eva as your guide in Venice.
Fredrick SchrankUnited States
What a fabulous way to see Venice, away from the tourists and a look at some of the prettiest canals in the city. The professional photos sent after the trip were really nice.
Brent ScottUnited States
Eva was absolutely amazing! During the process of booking leading up to the day of our tour, Eva responded to every question and was extremely patient with my requests. Eva possesses a wonderful knowledge of the Venetian history. She took us through some remote canals that provided us with beautiful scenery to take photographs. She was extremely flexible and changed our itinerary so we could see a few of the historical landmarks in Venice. We ate some delicious tapas and gelato. I highly recommend!!
Linda SaloUnited States
Absolutely fantastic. The BEST way to see Venice. Eva and Junior's commentary through parts of venice you would not see are fascinating. I want return to venice again just to go with them again. Great tour and great people. Wonderful stops!!!
The tour was very unusual, the driver and the guide were very nice, with very extensive knowledge of the history of the city, very kind courtesy, very nice, we bought an hour tour and we got an hour and a quarter, A very pleasant experience that is definitely worth the price we paid
What a wonderful experience! Eva and her husband are the most fantastic guides and beautiful human souls. Our tour with them has been the highlight of our time in Venice! Highly, HIGHLY recommended!
Mike McNultyUnited States
Eva and Junior are informative, personable, and accommodating. We really enjoyed the individualized tour, the small size of the boat enabled us to see parts of Venice most people don't see. Eva had useful photography tips and also taught me how to row like a gondolier. This tour was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Italy.
Gigi MichaelsUnited States
I came to Venice with my 13 year old son and hired Eva to do a photography tour of Venice from her boat. It was amazing. Her and her husband picked us up and took us to the most beautiful places while showing us how to adjust our cameras for each situation. We stopped for drinks and tapas midway before heading down the Grand Canal in the evening. They even let my son drive the boat! Eva made my dream come true. To study photography in Venice! We will forever be indebted to her! Forget the Gondolas...
Maggie P.Miami, FL, United States
You have to see Venice through the photograoher's eyes . That is what Eva showed us . Venice without tourists. She and her husband work so well together . She narrates and take photos of all the grandeur and romantic back canals without tourists , while her husband Junior navigates the beautiful wooden boat craftily through the narrowest of canals to show us the romantic locales hidden from general tourists . We felt so privileged to e able to see Venice through their photographic eyes . Thank You❣️
Robert JacobUnited States
Eva is an outstanding guide, charming and super friendly. She's knowledgeable and communicates perfectly in English. The evening/pre-sunset Tour is magical and reveals a charming and otherwise hidden side of Venice. Her husband is a professional boatsman, "knows the territory" all resulting in a smooth ride through both narrow and broad waterways of the city. We highly recommend this Tour.
Kara MasonUnited States
Magical! Eva and her husband Junior showed us the sights of Venice from their beautiful antique wooden motor boat. We travelled through the back canals of Venice where every turn was a photographer's dream. Reflections of colorful houses and old boats on small rios, Majestic Palazzos on the Grand Canal, picturesque bridges, all a photographer's dream come true! Eva and Junior are so accommodating and a pleasure to be with! One of a kind adventure!
Mark LauriaUnited States
Our tour with Eva can be summed up in one word...Fantastic! She was prompt in meeting us at the Grand Canal and was extremely well-informed about Venice. Her English was excellent and she was extremely friendly. An added bonus is her husband who was also very knowledgeable and an excellent driver of their small, Venetian boat. We traversed canals that we would never have seen via foot and learned a lot about the history of Venice. The stops at wine bars were extremely fun! Highly recommend this tour!
Martha BartschUnited States
We were so happy to have Eva as our guide. We had two tours with her and both were outstanding, memorable and full of delight. Venice is magical, and especially with Eva along. She is full of knowledge of both the camera and the art and history of Venice. Anyone with a camera, or even without, would do well to include her in their travel. She is friendly, warm, welcoming, and very knowledgeable. A grand person to have met and spent time with!
Martha BartschUnited States
Eva O. was fantastic! I wish we could have had another day or more with her. She was warm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable of both Venice and the camera. We saw so much more of Venice that we ever would have without her. I can not give enough praise for this wonderful young woman and her skills as a guide.
Paul NardulliUnited States
The tour my wife and I did with Eva was definitely a highlight of our trip. She was kind, knowledgeable of Venice and its history, and an excellent photographer. We have several photos from the tour that will hang in our house for the rest of our lives. Eva was also very easy to arrange with and she even met us in our hotel lobby to walk us to the boat. I highly recommend a tour with Eva!
This was an excellent Tour and good value with Photos included. A great way to see the real Venice. Highly recommended.
Eva is a superb guide and person. We had a great time in Venice with Eva and her husband. The boat trip was the highlight of the day. You are able to see places that you otherwise would not see and all this in a beautiful old wooden boat. Eva also had a very kind and pleasant way of teaching our daughter the secrets of photography and how to use her new camera. We totally recommend Eva as your Venice guide. Everything was well planned and she is very considerate of her client's wishes. Thank you Eva!
Dennis StickUnited States
Eva is a fantastic guide and teacher. My husband is still excited about all that he learned about taking better photo's. We also got to experience the non touristy parts of Venice. We really enjoyed this tour. Thanks Eva for a great experience.
Eva is a fabulous tour guide. She is warm and friendly. We were so impressed with her vast knowledge of Venice, past and present. We had such a great day together and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in a great tour experience.
Mary DalrympleUnited States
Eva had a had a wealth of knowledge of this beautiful city. She was very pleasant and fun to be with. Her love of Venezia shines through as she recounts historical background in an interesting manner. Our time in Venezia was greatly enriched because of our time with Eva. Grazie Eva!!! We appreciated you! Mary and Kelsey (Mother and daughter)
Ed ApodacaUnited States
Eva stepped in last minute to guide our tour as the original guide we choose was ill. She guided our tour with humor and effort despite the last minute assignment and the pouring rain the first night of our tour! She took us to many picturesque sites and though our tour wasn’t a photography tour as a creative professional I can see how Eva must be a great photo tour guide. She did a fabulous job showing us the Venice back streets and recommended two excellent restaurants.
Jim DeupreeUnited States
Eva was fabulous. She combined some interesting history of Venice with a lot of terrific tips on how to get the right exposure for our photos in a myriad of different conditions. All of our pictures will be much better now, even though we are experienced travelers and love taking pictures.
Roberta KalmansonUnited States
Robert ArmijoUnited States
Eva is a wonderful guide and know the area very well. She got me off the major streets and into some back alleys I would never have found on my own. Be prepared though, it's a lot of walking.
James BeckUnited States
Eva, Was very friendly and knowledgeable and fun, spoke good English. Would recommend a tour with her.A very Great way to aee Venice. J&K BECK 4-26-2016
HeidemariMatthew A.United States
Bruce WeberUnited States
If you're not a pro but enjoy photography, book this tour. Eva will help you evaluate your shots with great suggestions of how to do them the best. But far beyond that, she is so knowable about the city and its history that you'll learn so much. She explains what living in Venice is like because she does. She is enlightening, funny and totally enjoyable to be with. She helped us greatly in customizing our tour. If I could give her a 10 start rating I would -- she made the day unforgettable.
Robert GettigUnited States
My husband and I both very much enjoyed our half day photography tour in Venice with Eva. She is very knowledgeable about cameras as well as the best places to get great shots of Venice. She was also very helpful with describing other places to see, as well as recommendations for great restaurants and wine to try. She was always prompt, professional and very easy and enjoyable to be with. We highly recommend Eva with 5 stars!!
Robert GettigUnited States
My husband and I both very much enjoyed our full day Venice islands photography tour with Eva. She is very knowledgeable about cameras as well as the best places to get great shots of Murano, Burano and Torcello. She was also very helpful with recommending an excellent place to buy Murano glass art and lace items on Burano. She was always prompt, professional and very easy and enjoyable to be with. We highly recommend Eva with 5 stars!!
Jack CantrellUnited States
Great person, really showed us what we wanted to see in Venice
David DeHaanBozeman, MONTANA, United States
Steven RatcliffeUnited Kingdom
Eva's tour was both educational and great fun. She took us to some spots you'd never find without a guide where we were able to take some great shots. As a Venetian professional photographer, she had great local knowledge and was happy to share it. We had a great time and gained some good memories. Thanks Eva.
Brett BiggsUnited States
Eva was a great guide. She took us to some quiet streets of Venice where you feel more like a "local" than a tourist. She was very flexible as to things we wanted to do and pictures we wanted to take. She took many, many photos of our family which will be treasured.
Shan GastineauUnited States
This tour by Eva was the highlight of a beautiful stay in Venice. We would recommend this walking and boating tour to anyone who wants to see the beautiful side canals and the history of many of the homes and areas. The weather was very warm, so this late afternoon/early evening trip was perfect.
Ann MazirowUnited States
Eva was an outstanding photographer and guide. We were sorry to say goodbye after the wonderful few hours with her and her charming husband. We would highly recommend her.
Ginger BarthelUnited States
Eva is most cordial and knowledgable about Venice its history and architecture. She has a keen eye for pointing out photographic opportunities to assist the tourist in capturing the most beautiful photos of Venice. Eva is patient and most kind. She is generous with her time and prompt in arriving and beginning the tour. She knows all of the narrow canals and bridges that you would never find on your own but are wonderful treasures of Venice.
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
Besides her knowledge of photography ,she had a deep sense of the local history.
Douglas ParksUnited States
Eva did an outstanding job during our Venice Photography Tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about photography in general, and in the back streets of Venice in particular.
Kelly PhillipsUnited States
Just returned from a FABULOUS tour with Eva. I can't say enough wonderful things about the three hours she spent with our family of 5. She met us as arranged at our hotel and was warm and outgoing and FULL of information from the minute we left to the minute she dropped us off. There was never a dull moment and there was not ONE thing I asked her about that she did not have a clear and interesting response for. We felt like we had the PERFECT overview of Venice... the highlights and the hidden gems.
Hermine HarmanUnited States
I enjoyed this tour very much and would recommend it. Thank you
The tour with Eva was an amazing experience. First she walked with us through the "Venice of the Venetians", which was like to be suddenly in a different city, calm and so beautiful. After that her husband picked us up by boat and we toured through small channels, along stunning palaces and learned a lot about the city, its history and inhabitants. And of course about photography! Eva is a great photographer and teacher, she gave us really very useful hints to improve our skills. Thanks Eva and kisses!
Had a great tour of Venice today with Eva. Very professional, patient and competent.
William FrazierUnited States
I highly recomend Eva as the complete expert package for the photography tour - an experienced photographer eager to assist you not only with camera techniques but with finding amazing locales for pictures. And all the while you are being guided effortlessly though the oft bewildering back alleys of Venice by an expereinced local who knows not only the big picture history but also so many fascinating details about architecture on the macro and micro level. The four hours flew by! Don't miss it!
Scott BrownUnited States
My wife and I highly recommend this tour for anyone that loves Venice and wants to see the "true" Venice from a local's perspective. We thoroughly enjoyed Eva and her husband's companionship as they showed us their Venice through the eyes of our camera and their love of their delightful city. We will tell all of our friends that this is not to be missed tour on their next visit to Venice.
Jeffrey DodgeUnited States
Outstanding ... There were four of us on the tour. Two of us took an early morning walk to catch the sunrise and then all four of us took a 2 hour sunset tour. Eva taught us a lot about photography which will benefit us for the rest of our time in Italy. She also took us to some out-of-the-way places that illustrated the beauty of Venice. A wonderful time for all of us. Would definitely tour with Eva again and highly recommend her to friends and family.
Joanne CerasoUnited States
My family and I were in Europe for 2 weeks and had 15 tours. We are experienced travelers and Eva's tour was by far the best we have EVER had. It is worth every penny and more. She and her husband have a beautiful boat and customized our tour in a very personal way. They know every secret corner of Venice and gave us memories to last a lifetime. When we think of Venice, we will think of the incredible experience she gave us. I highly recommend this tour.
Larry HeckelUnited States
WOW!! What an amazing tour!! Eva is fantastic!! During the tour, Eva showed us many places to capture photos that capture the essence of Venice, but are "off the beaten path" and known only to the locals. When the tour was completed, we felt that we had experienced Venice well beyond what a tourist gets, and Eva brought us into the Venice that the city residents have. The boat portion was also amazing, with Eva further going to Venice areas known only to locals. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Larry & family, I am sooo happy You enjoyed the tour! Eva
William DombUnited States
Did precisely what we wanted. Very forthcoming with information and deep subject knowledge. Pleasant to work with; great English; flexible and sensitive to our needs.
Marilee NielsenUnited States
We booked this tour since we were unable to get a reservation with the other more popular photo tours in Venice and were so happy we did! Eva was a font of knowledge, both about Venice and about photography. Just learning how to use my shutter speed to adjust the lighting in my pictures has dramatically changed my photos here in Europe. My husband is a more experienced photographer and he learned a lot about finding the right shot and particular advice for working with nagging issues he's had with his cam
Nancy DinsdaleUnited States
We had a tour with Eva and were very pleased. We were able to see the non touristy spots, and hidden hideaways, which is what we had hoped for. Great photography assistance was given, and my husband being a photographer, this made a highlight for our trip for him. But the rest of us enjoyed our adventures, and would highly recommend her as a guide! Thanks Eva!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Nancy!!! Eva p.s. say hi to everybody
Raymond RamseyUnited States
Eva was the ultimate teacher. Patient and full of suggestions and recommendations for that ultimate shot. The true professional. Eva took my wife and I to areas of Venice we would never have though of as well as giving us the historical perspective. I learned more in 4 hours than I have in the 2 years of owning my camera. If you want to learn more about your capabilities with photography, sign up for Eva's tour. You'll be glad you did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I just wanted to thank You for Your nice feedback and tell how much I appreciate it. Thanks again and greetings from Venice. Eva