Gerald KistlerUnited States
Excellent tour. Fernando was a great guide giving many details we would have not known except for his expert commentary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Gerald, tksalot and seeuinvenice again Fernando
Mary GiancoliUnited States
Fernando was exceptional! He communicated well, giving us precise directions from our hotel to the meeting point. He was very knowledgeable, answering all our questions and providing really interesting anecdotes/stories. He navigated us through the crowds at St. Marc's with ease, modifying the tour on the fly when we needed to stop for the restroom. We loved the tour and all the insights he provided—so pleased to have met him and toured with him. Thanks Fernando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mary, it was a crowded day with lots of people between San Marco and the Ducal Palace. Smart improvisation is needed to get around and of course even more important is to have companions with a true good spirit has you all where. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope to see you again so I can show you more 'stuff' in Venice, all the best Fernando
Lois KuhlkeUnited States
My day with Fernando was excellent. He knows so much about Venice and its history and art. He knows the city well and can easily navigate around the crowds. I hope to return and enjoy another tour with him. I highly recommend his tours.
Jill AndreeUnited States
Fernando was so informative with a great sense of humor! He maneuvered us thru massive crowds with ease and experience. His passion, love and respect for venice was so admirable. Thank you Fernando! Jill and Roger
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jill&Roger, one has to keep a good sense of humor when the square gets so crowded ..... it helps to keep going on. And of course also great tour companions like you. Grazie Fernando
Ellen CarsonUnited States
Fernando was an awesome guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what he spoke about. We highly recommend Fernando's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ellen, passion sparks also when working with attentive and nice people like you. Give me a call when back to Venice, all the best Fernando
Chad WidenskyUnited States
Dagmar Novey de ArangoPanama
Fernando was GREAT. He was kind and very professional. We asked him to modify our tour and do something different and he was very happy to please us. We had a dinner tour right after our City tour with him. He went the extra mile and waited for us until the next person picked us up. Thanks a lot Fernando. Saludos from Panama.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola gracias por vs comentario, fuè un placer atenderos y espero veros pronto nuevamente en Venecia. Ciao ciao Fernando
Lawrence HaislipUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tours around Venice with Fernando. His local knowledge and perfect English was excellent. We found him very obliging and very good company. He recommended some excellent local restaurant. Marie O'Connell and friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Marie, providing hints about great food places is a top priority for any guide. The good company was mutual. Hope to see you soon, best Fernando
Nancy ZimmermanUnited States
Fantastic tour. Very accommodating and knowledgeable.
Nicki MasonUnited Kingdom
Highly recommended. No queues and having a private guide meant we could ask questions as we went around the buildings. Fernando was an amazing guide - can't recommend highly enough. It's definitely worth booking a private guide as you learn so much more.
Sam AtassiUnited States
Fernando was very accommodating, even as we were almost 30 minutes late to meet him! (lunch takes longer in Venice! No rushing!) He was an excellent guide, knew how to work the lines to get in, and was very knowledgeable about the history of St. Mark's and the Doges Palace. He was patient and very responsive to our children ages 11 and 13. We really enjoyed his tour and learned so much rich Venice history! Thank you, Fernando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed both your lunch and the tour. Ciao
David BrownUnited States
Vera NewmanUnited States
Fernando is an awesome guide! His tour of Venice over a 2 day period was very thorough. We asked to be taken off the beaten track and he did just that. We saw parts of Venice where there were no tourists at all. His knowledge of the Jewish area was incredible. Although this was not a specifically Jewish tour, we felt we got an insight to the best of both worlds. He could answer many questions the Jewish museum guides couldn't. My son will be in Venice in 2016 and hopes to be touring with Fernando.
Marsha SanticchiaUnited States
Max AlkireUnited States
Fernando was a wealth of knowledge. He did a wonderful job in getting us to the sites we requested and did it in perfect time. His knowledge was exceeded only by his passion of the subject matter.
Coleen BennettUnited States
This was a great tour! I would highly recommend Fernando, he was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Thanks for making our day trip to Venice perfect!
Ann PersonUnited States
Fernando was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot from him.
Ketan MistryCARY, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Fernando was very knowlegeable. I am a bit handicapped. But Fernando was very considerate and took very good care of me. Thanks a lot Fernando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ketan, spending time with both of you was great. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Namastè!
excelente, muy dedicado y detallafo y preocupado para nuestro bienestar
Ricardo de la EspriellaPanama
Fernando was very fluent both in Spanish and English, as well as knowledgeable of the history of the city and of the places we visited. I highly recommend both the tour and the guide. Gracias Fernando!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias a vosotros Ricardo!
Cathy D.United States
Toured with Sabrina. She was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth the time and money. An excellent experience!
Merrie PerryUnited States
Sallie LottUnited States
Fernando is extremely knowledgable and departs his amazing knowledge with reverence and humor. It was a very enjoyable day and tour!
Holly BrennanUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Fernando. He is able to give his guests a comprehensive history in a light and enjoyable way. He tries to accommodate everyone in the group and keep their interest. I would recommend him to friends.
Fernando certainly knows his subject and speaks very well. He gave us headphones which were. Terible. So once you were close enough to hear him he was perfect. But there was 11 of us and so there were complaints about not hearing him well with the headphones. He had also made a kindly gesture not to charge us for them as an apology for misdirecting us to our accommadation. Which caused a lot of disturbance and inconvinience. Be perfect with a smaller group without the head sets
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The comments above were brought up to the guide and his guide support manager who are working on alternatives to the headphone issue mentioned by the customer.
Rose JohnsonUnited States
Our guide, Helena, was fantastic!! She offer our group of 6, with varying ages, options on what we were interested in seeing on our tour. Everyone was interested in seeing the less traveled paths of Venice. We explored the area around the square and then ventured into areas where the people live and work on the islands. She was very informative and made us all want to come back and explore more of Venice. Thanks, Fernando for referring us to Helena.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Frank AllaraUnited States
This was an outstanding overview tour of San Marco Square to include the basilica and the Doge's Palace. Fernando's professionalism and knowledge of history, art, and architecture are unparalleled. My wife and I found this tour to be very informative and we highly recommend it.
Angela TichenorUnited States
Fernando provided us with different tour than we had last year. He could have easily gone the same route as last time since we brought two friends who had not seen Venice before. Instead, he adapted his tour to appeal to us all. Thank you for such a wonderful experience for the 2nd year in a row. We will see you again;-) Angela
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela it has been a pleasure meeting you in venice with TBL for the second time. I'm looking forward for the third one! Regards Fernando
Angela TichenorUnited States
Fernando was waiting downstairs of our hotel. From the moment we met he began our tour. Beginning with the history of our hotel. We toured St. Marks without standing in the LONG LINE. He anticipated the best way to navigate through all the cruise daily visitors. There was not one point in our time we spent with Fernando that he wasn't giving us information about Venice. His tour was excellent and thorough. After his tour we were easily able to "get lost" and find our way back to our hotel! WONDERFUL TOUR!
Fred McLeanUnited States
Enjoyed the tour and walking through the winding streets of Venice but really would have liked to visit neighborhoods instead of so many churches. The guide did avoid the crowds wisely and was a wealth of knowledge about Venice. Ending in the Rialto Market was a nice touch, but the restaurant recommended was not very good. Very friendly guide also.
Nilda Saliceti PierantoniUnited States
Fernando is a very nice, respectful and prepared guide. He helped the two of us that couldn't walk a lot, making arrangement to take the elevator in Ducal Palace, we appreciate that. He gave us great explanations of Venice. We are very grateful. Thanks a lot.
Jeanettte BehrensUnited States
Great tour in Venice with Fernando, Had the Family, 6 of us. He took us and told the city history. Even kept the 8 yr. old occupied when she heard she would see a dungeon. It was so much better to hear all about THE CHURCH, and its Bizitine Altar. than just read about it out of a tour book like so many others. Thanks again Fernando Jeanette & Family
Kimberly KaleUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour, [Fernando is] very knowledgeable of Venice. Highly recommended.
Lin Lepore CrossUnited States
Fernando was awesome! I had been to Venice in the past and left unimpressed! After the personal tour with Fernando, I am totally in love with Venice! We were a group of six and everyone agreed this is the only way to go! We were on a cruise and all of us dislike the LARGE group tours. Fernando showed us a NON-touristy Venice. He is very, very knowledgeable, interesting and flexible! I would highly recommend ToursByLocals and Fernando!