Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Padua, Veneto, Italy by Tour Guide Ruben A.

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Alison Wood

Winchester, United Kingdom
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Aug 3/18

Ruben was a very good guide. In particular, his introduction about the Scrovegni Chapel and his guidance when we were in there (especially in view of the very limited time that is available) was excellent and this was the main purpose for our tour. He was also very helpful and flexible - suggesting where we could meet and providing good recommendations about where we could eat. He is very knowledgeable with a relaxed manner.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alison. I am glad you enjoyed the tour.

Susan Bennett

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Jun 21/18

It was a pleasure to meet Reuben and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. He was very knowledgeable and informative and we certainly learned a lot about a city he knows very well. All his arrangements were perfect - from meeting us in a timely manner to obtaining advance tickets for the Scrovegni Chapel. We covered a lot of ground and feel that we had a good first introductory tour of this interesting city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. Enjoy your pictures.

Lynn Webber

Canada
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: May 9/18

Ruben was very informational and a pleasure to travel with around Padua. I found the entire day very enjoyable and wish I had had more time to spend in Padua.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. See you next time in Padua.

Kevin Kornahrens

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Apr 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Geraldine Heaton

Ireland
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Oct 16/17

Ruben arrived promptly at our accommodation and gave us a most informative and interesting tour of the Scrovegni and Padova. Very knowledgeable about the art and history. I would recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Paul Myerson

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Sep 23/17

Ruben was excellent guide - friendly, knowledgeable, good English. We took train Venice to Padua (v easy), met R at station. Walked to Scrovegni Chapel (R had bought tickets), thru old city to St Anthony Church, back to car park near station. 5 km walking - wear comfort shoes. After lunch drove to 3 villas between Padua and Venice. Villa Foscari La Malcontenta excellent. Villa Pisano not great. Let R select villas - ask to visit historic ones BUILT by Palladio even if it means more driving.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Tamara Morgenstern

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Aug 26/17

Ruben was a fantastic guide with an extraordinary depth of knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tamara!

Anthony Solomon

Canada
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Aug 17/17

Ruben was great. Always prompt in responding to our emails and questions. Showed up at the hotel to pick us up sharp on time. Drove us safely and dropped us back off safely. Explained everything in detail to us. We would not hesitate to recommend Ruben to our friends or for any travel groups. We certainly will use Ruben again if we plan to visit Italy again. In short it was a very memorable and pleasurable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Jennifer N.

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel, Villa Pisani and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Jul 16/17

Our tour with Ruben was fantastic! It was thorough and informative, not rushed, customized to our needs and covered a lot of ground! Ruben also helped us with some local language issues with the trains and other logistics!! Wonderful all around!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Have a nice trip.

Emily J Sack

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Jun 2/17

We really enjoyed our tour of Padua and the Scrovegni chapel with Ruben a few weeks ago. Ruben was very responsive before the tour when I had questions about our meeting point, etc. and he met us as planned at the track where our train from Venice arrived. He is very knowledgeable and pleasant, and we learned a great deal about Padua - including the University, the Jewish Quarter, and of course the Scrovegni chapel. We would highly recommend him!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Peter Lyons

Australia
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: May 31/17

Ruben was on time, well organised, and informative. He greatly increased our enjoyment of our visit to Padua.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille.

Kate Pixley

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Mar 30/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

William Dungan

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Sep 22/16

Ruben was a a wonderful guide. We could not have been more pleased. ***** Five stars

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.

John McManus

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Sep 8/16

The highlight of our trip to Italy and the Adriatic! And it was due to Rubin's willingness to share his deep knowledge of Padua with us. He met us at the train station and walked with us to all the sights on our list, continuously sharing what he knew (which was amazing!) about lovely Padua -- archetectural, cultural, social, and much more. His brilliant tour of the Scrovegni Chapel in a very limited time (forced by the officials of the Chapel) was masterful. Another perfect ToursByLocals experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour!

Joanna King

Germany
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Oct 15/15

Although the students I was chaperoning were very tired after traveling all night by bus from Freiburg in Germany to Padua, Ruben's tour was so lively and interesting that nobody had Problems following or fell asleep! The 3 hour tour seemed like 1 hour, which is always a good sign. The pace was perfect, nice and Relaxing and we had time to take in our surroundings. A very personable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Matteo Di Nicola

Brazil
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Jul 5/15

I recommend the tour of Padua, that is very an amazing place. Ruben for sure demonstrated to be a valued guide and be able to provide all explanations required and to manage the tour in the time and contents previously agreed. I recommend such tour and Ruben as professional and valuable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matteo. I'm glad you had a nice experience.

Claus-Peter Mueller

Austria
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Jun 12/15

Ruben was guiding us in a nice and informative way through Padova, covering the "hotspots" and explaining with the right level of detail a wide range of topics (from university/education, church and religion, history and art) - again thanks for that; we enjoyed it a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I am glad you had a great time!

Mandy Layton

Ireland
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: May 6/14

From a group of 11 people. We expected much more from this guide. We had him for 5 hours but he did not do a lot of talking. We spent way too long sitting for lunch. Some of us found it difficult to comprehend his English. He sat and sent us shopping for the end of the trip. So not the worst but certainly not the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry you didn't get what you expected but I think I did my best. I just tried to show you the most interesting places and to tell you the most interesting things about them. Even after 5 hours I kept talking with some of you while the rest of you were doing shopping, as you mentioned you wanted to do. If you wanted something different you could have asked for it, I was always available.

Linda Lockman

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    
Date: May 3/13

Ruben gave us a great tour of Padua today. He was VERY interesting, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He went our of his way to show us everything we wanted to see. He showed up promptly and at the end of the tour made sure we caught the correct train back to Venice. We would HIGHLY recommend Ruben!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I hope to see you again in northern Italy. Ciao Ruben