This is a great way to see Venice, Isabella was very knowledgeable and we all learnt something new about Venice. It is great that Isabella-guide can pick you up from the hotel as I'm not sure we could found our own way otherwise. I would highly recommend Tours By Locals as you virtually get an insiders tips & information, our 2 hours with Isabella went very quickly which is an indication of how much we enjoyed our tour. Isabella also gave as recommendations for places to eat & directions which we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 1000 thanks Donna! Isa
Andy N.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andy Thanks to you and your beautiful girls! Isa
Daryl YeomanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daryl Please, help me understanding what was wrong with the tour so next time I'll be better. For us 3 star is bad. Please, looking forward to your comment Thanks Isa
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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Sarah C.United States
Isabella was fun and informative and kept our group of 8 moving so we were able to see everything. We always love tours by Locals because of the guides--like Isabella--who know their town/city and are passionate about it. We all felt it was a morning well-spent. Sarah Cearley
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thanks so much for your positive comment! Isa
William FitzharrisSeattle, WASHINGTON, United States
Isabella was on time, very knowledgeable, interesting, funny, and very helpful. A perfect way to get oriented to Venazia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill Greetings to your wife, too Isa
Elizabeth GriffithUnited States
Isabella was very understanding of the fact that we had just gotten off an overnight flight before taking her Venice orientation tour. It actually helped us a lot in being able to find our way around and to know what to look for. We very much looked forward to her tour the next day to some of the other islands after a full night sleep.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Elisabeth Best Isa
Deepesh KaushishUnited States
We only had a few hours in Venice. Isabella met us exactly at the location and time agreed in advance. She had planned the 3-hour tour for my family to the minutest details. We walked from Venice parking lot to all the way to Rialto and San Marcos Square. Gondola was waiting for us, and back to the airport well in advance of our connecting flight. Overall, great experience. Isabella provided great commentary and stopped at a few shops full with local delicacies. The van driver, Daniel, was also wonderful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Deepesh! Kisses from Venice and many thanks
Eoin MiddaughUnited States
Isabella was an excellent guide! She shared with us a perfect amount of the Venetian history while walking us through the many islands of Venice. She pointed out many things that we would have missed on our own making our experience in Venice much enhanced. Being a resident of Venice, Isabella was able to share what modern day life is like living on the beautiful and ever changing islands that make up Venice. I would highly recommend spending at least a few hours with Isabella as it's worth every moment!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many many kisses from Venice! Thanks Isa
Marilyn ZagorinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marylin!
Richard GitelsonUnited States
Isabella did a great job give us a basic introduction to Venice. We should have done an even longer day with her since she was so insightful about this beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard As a matter of fact the Orientation is just a smattering of Venice! Thanks Isa
Pippa JohnstonUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour to introduce us to the history and magic of the city. Informative, interesting and appropriate for all of the group. ( young and old,) Isabella was totally flexible and went at our pace, answering questions as we asked them and guiding us gently through the main sites whilst giving us a confidence to explore the less well trodden routes also. The guided tour of the Basilica was a huge bonus. Thank you. A brilliant start to a wonderful weekend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. Happy to know you enjoyed your stay here. Isa
Lori LavalleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Isa
Kendra DrozdUnited States
Isabella was fantastic!!! She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and flexible! We literally dropped our bags off at the hotel and were off and running! Having Isabella walk us around Venice was the best introduction I can imagine!! We would use her again anytime!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh thanks so much! Happy to know you enjoyed in spite of the long journey Isa
John KerrUnited Kingdom
Wonderful experience ! Isabella was delightful, informative, interesting and receptive to the particular needs of our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Many thanks. I'm happy to know your mum had a special treat for her birthday this year.
Mike SarjeantSan clemente, CA, United States
Isabella was awesome! She came right to our place to start the tour. She was very nice, knowledgeable, and fun to interact with. She really made Venice come to life. My wife and I would highly recommend Isabella!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! Enjoy the city and have a good night Thanks Isa
Isabella's tour was amazing!!! Her knowledge of her Town was so informative and gave us a very clear picture of life in Venice both now and in the past. We loved how she took us into the back streets as well as the main areas. She was helpful in finding places to eat as well as pointing us in the right direction to meet our gondola ride in the afternoon. We would highly recommend taking this tour with Isabella. A most enjoyable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denelle Thanks so much for your great comment! My daughter Greta has now the pin you gave me and she will take it to Australia! Say hello to the rest of your family I wish you a great New Year Isa
Great way to start a trip to Venice. Isabella gave us an insight into the history and culture of Venice and how to get lost to find the real Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Buon giorno George! Thanks for your great comment! Enjoy your stay Isa
We had an enjoyable 2 hour stroll thru Venice with Isa. It felt like a walk with a friend. Isa talked about mask making, the naming protocols for the locations, foods and the language. We were glad to spend time with her and Isa was quite happy chatting and taking questions. Well worth the money. With perfect timing we finished at the "mall" where she showed us how to access the evening rooftop view. Magic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nick! Happy you enjoyed my tour. I wish you all the best for the New Year! Isa
Emilio PachecoUnited States
Isabella gave the best tour we could have possibly imagined. We initially were looking into taking a group tour, but would arrive too late for them. The total cost for our group of 4 would have been the same as hiring a private tour. I'm so glad we did. It's so much better, especially with Isabella. She met us at our Airbnb and tailored our tour according to our activity level. We learned so much about Venice for the day we were there. We regret not staying longer, but with Isabella's tour we loved Venice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much dear Emilio. Big kiss to your lovely wife and very active son! We all have so much energy at that age.... If it only was possible to put it aside for when we grow older...
Lorna PearceUnited Kingdom
Isabella is charming and engaging. We had a lovely time in her company. She accommodated our requests within her tour, which was highly interesting and detailed. She is extremely knowledgeable about Venice and I'd highly recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Lorna Thanks you Isa
Holly HagenUnited States
Isabella was prompt, very knowledgeable, flexible and she gave us the perfect overview of Venice. In addition, her recommendations for lunch and dinner were spot on, to our requests. I highly recommend her, for a personalized walking tour of Venice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! Isa
Helen BurnopUnited Kingdom
Fascinating. Definitely saw amazing parts of Venice we would never have found ourselves and gave us a brilliant insight to the city. Thank you Isabella
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you! Isa
I booked a tour very last minute and was contacted right away. The person I booked wasn't available but they were able to find another tour guide for me. When I didn't respond to approve the change, a representative called me! I was very happy with the service and with the quality of the guide we ended up with. This tour is a great general overview for people who may have not been able to secure any specific tours but have a free day on the island. It is flexible and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mimi Thanks to you and your sweet dad. Hope you'll enjoy the rest of your trip in Italy Isa
Timothy BuckleyUnited States
A friendly and knowledgeable person, Isabella took us to areas of Venice that we had wanted to see since our cruise stop 3 years ago. Her easy pace and relatable narrative delivered just the kind of familiarization tour we were looking for!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Tim and Kathie, it was my pleasure to tour you around. Baci Isa
Rick DaleUnited States
We decided at the last minute to do a tour and found Tours by Locals on the internet. We chose Isabella and were very happy with the tour she provided. She was knowledgeable, interesting, and accommodating, meeting us at our hotel and including a trip on the Vaporetto in our tour. We wouldn't have discovered the beautiful Accademia area without Isabella.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rick Very happy to know you enjoyed! Isa
Tom HuntzingerUnited States
Isabella is extremely knowledgeable about Venice and it's history even though the weather wasn't great, she provided a wonderful tour and was very easy to learn from.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Tom! Isa
Jessica MehlmanUnited States
Isabella was wonderful. She took us through streets in Venice that we would not have found on our own and gave us the confidence the explore city once her time with us was finished. She even gave us a restaurant recommendation for the BEST pizza we had in Italy (and after a week of awesome pizza that is saying something!!). We highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jessica you are leaving today and I'm happy to be part of your trip memories! All the best Isa
Jo TrustUnited States
Isabella was great and very helpful. She was very helpful to my disabled husband.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Jo All the best Isa
Steven HazanUnited States
Isabella was informative and interesting, she had a great energy and answered all of our many questions. She tailored the tour to suit our needs and interests and we really enjoyed it. We highly recommend her as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Buongiorno Steven Thanks for your kind words! Take care of your girl: she is really smart and beautiful. All the best! Isa
James BarberUnited States
Isabella was very informative, but disappointed that we did not visit the inside of many buildings. She helped us out with many questions and information of the other districts of Venice. If you want a very quick overview of a small part of Venice than this is a good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James I'm really sad because in 2 years with TBL you've been the first 4 stars rating..... The tour you booked is an Orientation. No entrance to any museum. According to where I develop the walk i might be able to take you to buildings that have turned into exhibition centres or hotels maintaining the flavour of the past times; but it is not always possible. You write it is a quick overview. Yes, it is 2 hours tour....... Sorry, maybe you were looking for a different tour. Isa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks dear Alina Hope to see you back in Venice Isa
Michael WohlUnited States
This is the perfect tour, and the perfect guide, for a day trip to Venice, enough education to understand how to spend your day, but not so much time that you are pinched on exploring on your own. Having Isabella as a 30 year resident of the city adds great value to learning the city quickly. Recommend having her meet you at the train and guide you to St Mark's and then meander back on your own (day trip).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie grazie! Many thanks dear Michael
Wonderful tour and great guide. Isabella is very professional and organized, everything has been perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Claudia Isa
Loved our tour with Isabella. Wished we could have spent longer with her...she's knows so much about Venice and I would have loved to have her as my personal GPS!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Take me with you next time! Thanks dear Barbara Kisses from Venice
Allison KeenerUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Isabella- she made it fun, informative, and relaxed. We have a much better feel for Venezia now and can't wait to book another tour soon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Allison you have a great family. I hope you enjoy Polcenigo: they sell very good cheese at Saturday market, if I remember well. Thanks Isa
Jeredith StifterUnited States
We have been to Venice before but our tour with Isabella showed us areas we hadn't explored. She is very knowledgeable. Very prompt, flexible, and a lot of fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Thanks so much Isa
Nicole ChaconHenderson, NV, United States
Isa was great! We learned so much about Venice and covered so much distance in two hours. We highly recommend her for your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Nicole 1000 thanks isa
Wonderful tour! Isabella was really nice, friendly and flexible and the tour was informative and showed us many places we would not have found otherwise!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Maike happy to know you enjoyed Thanks Isa
Wendy B.United States
Isabella was a delight! We were looking for an introduction to Venice so we could later explore on our own, and she provided exactly that. She's very personable and knowledgeable about all things Venice. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your great comment! OK about the suggestions: sorry that I forgot to mark/show our itinerary/places on a map. Isa
Lorin GaffenUnited States
It was a perfect tour. Isabella was great, on time, friendly, fun and gave us all the info we needed. Highly recommended !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! Grazie isa
Martin MacklinCleveland, OH, United States
Theresa MoustakasUnited States
Highly recommend this tour! Isabella was warm and engaging and provided so much historical and interesting information. We saw so much on a 2hr tour, its amazing how much of Venice you can cover on this tour. It helped orient us on our first day and made getting around the city easier independent of a guide. Our tour ended at Isabella's recommendation for pizza...the best we have ever had! You will not be disappointed with this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Theresa thanks so much for your kind comments. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour and the pizza! Bye isa
Rob White-CooperUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks so much
Mary HolcombUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary Isa
Leslie CantilloUnited States
Isabella did a great job on Orientation tour, despite the weather that did not cooperate. She was prompt, very knowledgeable, and English was perfect. Murano tour was great and weather much better. Overall a great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie greetings from Bolsena lake, north of Rome! Isa
Jon BivensUnited States
A very personable guide who did a great job. Resolved a transfer to the boat issue.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon
Mitchell PratteUnited States
Isabella was a great guide for the short time we used her! She helped "open up" Venice to us - back alleys and history was very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mitchell Isa
Isabella took us on a lovely tour of the other side of Venice to show us the architecture hidden away from the usual tourist paths and stories behind the churches, squares and courtyards. We loved wandering around the market and up alley ways and her tips for the best spots for pizza and ice-cream.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Rosina, also your chocolates are 5 stars..... Kisses to all of you. Thanks
Brian SingerUnited States
Isabella was a great guide for parts of Venice that are not as frequently visited as the most popular sites. We were lucky to have the opportunity to see an area of Venice that we would have otherwise missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your stars!
Victoria RizziUnited States
Isabella was full of fascinating information about Venice, and answered every question we had on a range of topics, from architectural and engineering issues, to history, food and culture. She took us through side alleys and squares and pointed out details we never would have seen ourselves. And she helped us imagine Venice in its glory days. It was thoroughly interesting and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Victoria for your kind comment isa
Susan LaPerriereUnited States
Isabella was a delightful tour guide. Very pleasant and highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words. Kisses from Italy
Ann PersonUnited States
A very good tour of things off the beaten path. Isabella was a wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann thank you for the rating! Isabella
It was great seeing the "real" side of Venice, away from the tourists. Isabella was very knowledgeable about the history of Venice as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you dear Tammy bye isa
Nabil AdawiUnited States
Isabella was great, friendly, helpful and she knows Venice. She arranged boat ride to Murano Island and boat tour around Venice it was very nice. She also arranged our transportation from hotel to airport via water taxi and a Mercedes, both drivers were polite helpful and professional and it cost us less than if we arranged it ourselves. Thank you Isabella for making our visit to Venice special. The Adawi family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks alot for your very kind words. Hope to see you again in my town