Judy K.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and hope you enjoyed your cruise. Isa
Judy K.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again! Isa
Judy K.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Judy Still we have some high tide in Venice. Not as bad as in the days you were here, though
Clay ClinesmithNew Orleans, LOUISIANA, United States
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the local bacari and we were very glad Isabella could choose a variety of cicchetti, wines, and beer for our group of 7 adults. It was a pleasure to have her navigate through the Venice streets to find the bacari (we've tried that before on our own unsuccessfully), and then present and order a fabulous variety of food. No dinner needed after that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Clay Si happy you enjoyed! Thanks Isa
Clay ClinesmithNew Orleans, LOUISIANA, United States
We were a family of 7 adults that asked for an abbreviated tour around St. Marks. Isabella did a great job of showing us the highlights inside the church with explanations of much of the mosaic artwork that would have been totally overwhelming without her. Somehow she also managed to get us back into the square in front of the clock just in time to tell us about it and see it in action with the figures striking the bell. While we had to limit our time for this tour, she made the best use of it. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Clay!
Paul DowUnited States
Our tour with Isabella was great. The tour was tailored to our meeting place in the Dorsoduro area and continued to the Rialto Bridge. She took us to off the beaten path places and provided interesting insights. We learned a lot even though we have been traveling to Venice for over 25 years. The tour is worth every euro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul!
Carl S.United States
Isabella gave us plenty of information and steered us through less crowded paths to major destinations, and helped our group of 8 stay together through crowds. In additiion to history, she explained how the city works today. She left us with good pointers on what else to see, how to travel, and where to eat and shop. An excellent orientation tour.
Anne VeitUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne!
Cristina PamaarUnited States
Thank you for this wonderful tour itinerary and Isa our great guide. Perfect combination of history and humor! Thank you and I highly recommend this tour and guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cristina I loved you all! You are a wonderful family. All the best Isa
Jennifer KrotonskyUnited States
Wonderful tour! Isabella was amazing!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer I really enjoyed touring you. Isa
Isabella was very personable, relaxed and knowledgeable, really loved her tour. It set up up for our following two days of self touring in Venice just perfectly, teaching ups on how to get around, what else to see and the best times to go. Although we did not felt pressured, we did buy some glass art on glass blowing tour. One of the best tours we have ever been on.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Tim, happy to know you enjoyed! Isa
David StaffordUnited States
Isa was a very good guide. She knew everything about Venice and share whatever we asked her about. Nice walk and she had to race to another tour right fater ours. I think we all were very happy with the tour and information we obtained.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much David!
Jennifer BoutinUnited States
Isabella was fabulous. The kids loved cooking with her. She worked very well with them and taught them many things to bring back with us. Her apartment was beautiful and immaculate, very clean. It was great to have that one on one teaching. She was able to cater the menu to what the kids would like. The ingredients were fresh and the food we cooked was delicious. If we return to Venice we will definitely be contacting her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jennifer Thanks so much. I am out of town now and the recipes are in my computer. As soon as I go back to Venice I'll send them to you. Isa
Nicole DurkinUnited States
Started our short visit to Venice out with Isa's orientation tour and was well worth it to get our bearings in the city. She obviously knows it's narrow streets like the back of her hand and we were so grateful to have spent a few hours with her. We really felt like we could navigate our way afterward...and we did! Thank you Isa for a great afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Nicole Happy you enjoyed the city and the tour with me. I'll pick up the sun screen tomorrow as I have clients from that hotel. Thanks and grusse to your mum Isa
Jennifer TersigniUnited States
Venice is such an amazing city and seeing it through the eyes of Isabella was extraordinary. She is a local that loves her city and wants you to enjoy it as much as she does. We had a tour that took us through some of the most intimate corners of the city ~ It was just wonderful to browse through the narrow alleys and beautiful courtyards and not be surrounded by hundreds of people. All details from the water taxis to coffee breaks and the grand finale, our gondola ride, were handled like a pro. Brava
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie 1000! So happy you enjoyed Isa
Mark KnightUnited Kingdom
The tour was excellent! It was a great way to start our family visit to Venice. Isabella met us at our apartment in Cannaregio and then we walked leisurely towards San Marco taking in the sites. Isabella was very friendly and full of interesting information. At the end of the tour she recommended a restaurant to eat at which we also enjoyed. The tour started at 6.00pm which suited us as it was cooler. It was perfect. Grazie mille.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie to you Mark!
Highly recommend!!!! Thanks Isabella!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Isa
We had 2 great tours with Isabella! The boat tour is the best way to see Venice in a short amount of time and to get to know where everything is! The view from the top of the Church of San Giorgio was incredible! We also had the 2 hour walking tour with Isabella and that was the perfect way to learn about the markets, local culture, history, and the inner workings of Venice. After touring with Isabella we had a wonderful 2 days and knew how to get around without any trouble. Thanks so much Isabella!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many kisses from Venice!
Neil RothsteinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Neil!
Paul DickerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Paul!
Paul DickerUnited States
Isa is a such great tour guide! We had a group of 10 with some specific needs and worked with her over a few days. Isa satisfied all of our needs - including a great tour of the amazing city of Venice! As a result, all of us - from young to old - walked away with a deep sense that we truly experienced Venice in a short time. She also helped to seamlessly arrange luggage transfer and transportation. Thank you Isa! When you visit Venice, I hope you are lucky enough to work with Isa….
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Paul Many kisses to everybody! Isa
Paul DickerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: *****
Lisa VogtUnited States
We had an absolutely fantastic day in Venice with Isabella! She met us just outside of the ship and took us on a wonderful walking tour through Venice to San Marco, where we boarded a private water taxi (included) and headed over to the Murano Glass Factory. We loved the tour and showroom at the glass factory, it was amazing! After that, we headed back to San Marco where we ended our tour with a private Gondola ride. Isabella recommended a place for us to eat lunch after, and it was excellent! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lisa How doing? Thanks so much Isa
Robert OzolsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Isa
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
Linda R.United States
Isa was a perfect host for our family of four. She was very adaptable regarding the menu and shifted items to meet our taste and liking. We loved the morning tour of the Rialto market. Cooking in her home was a treat for us, we learned a lot and left with new skills and full stomachs. We highly recommend spending time with Isa, it was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Linda I sent my recipes in a separate message. Please, let me know ifyou receivethem. Thanks for the 5 stars comment Isa
Jo TrustUnited States
Great guide very helpful. I wrote 3 reviews all deleted hope this one posts. She did a fantastic job
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 5 stars to you Jo! Thanks Isa
Andy N.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andy Thanks to you and your beautiful girls! Isa
George S.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
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
What a fun day this was. We boated to several islands and saw glass being made and handmade lace linen shop and wonderful little towns that we would never have seen on our own. And we boated through gardens and old Monasteries. A truly magical day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, very happy you enjoyed
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
Tommy BrackinUnited States
Isa was great! She was obviously a skilled guide with great connections everywhere we visited. She was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, organized, just to Li's a few of her key traits/skills! Thanks Isa see you next time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Tommy! Happy 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
Gillian GurnettUnited Kingdom
We met Isabella for our tour after disembarking our cruise ship. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, being shown things that we would never have seen had we been wandering on our own. It was nice to have the use of the private water taxi and the ride out to the glass factory was very enjoyable. It was fascinating to watch the skill of the glass blowers but beware, to buy pieces will dent your wallet ! Isabella was a lovely, friendly and knowledgeable guide and she made our visit to Venice very pleasant one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear guests. I hope your back is better today! Isa
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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wanda!
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
Eleanor RavensUnited States
Issabella knew Venice history and was an interesting presenter. We scheduled our tour ten months ahead. She was good at keeping in touch. She had to adjust our itinerary due to the closing of St. Mark's and Doge's Palace the morning we were scheduled to tour and was great at changing our schedule. We had one person in our group with an unexpected walking problem and she was good at accommodating the problem, which is not easy in Venice. Isssabella was excellent at arranging a personalized tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Eleanor Thanks so much for your kind comments. Bye 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...
We really enjoyed our boat tour with Isabella and Michael (driver). Isabella was friendly and informative with a good sense of humour. I highly recommend this experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nikki Big hug to you, your husband, daughter, and all the girls
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
Robert JohnUnited States
Excellent tour with great highlights of the city...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert!
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
Diane M.United States
Isabella was charming, flexible, and thoroughly prepared, with an excellent boat driver, to show us the wonderful canals of her city, including areas seldom seen by any except the citizens of Venice. She is an experienced professional, helpful and good natured.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Diane Grazie 1000!
Robyn Killin McAuliffeAustralia
Delightful to meet Isabella & a have her share some of Venice & its history as well as some small hidden osteria with us. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Isa
Jennifer ZielinskiUnited States
We really enjoyed our boat tour with Isabella. We had just arrived in Venice and were a little tired. A 2 hour boat tour was just the thing to do. Isabella was very knowledgeable and informative. We really enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kisses from Venice Isa
Stuart YoungUnited States
Isabella was great! She was very knowledgeable and friendly, I would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stuart! Isa
Tim SantanaUnited States
We were looking for a transfer from our ship to the airport in Venice and couldn't find anything. One of our other guides gave us Isabella's name, so I contacted her and she set up a transfer for us. She met us at the dock right outside our ship and took us to the airport and showed us where our check-in area was. Everything went very smoothly and it was not only much cheaper than using the transportation from the ship but much more comfortable also. Thanks Isa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Tim!
Shari CurtisUnited States
Isabella was outstanding! She was ready and waiting for us and our transition from the cruise ship to the hotel was very smoothly and efficiently handled. Isabella also gave us a great tour under very cold and wet circumstances.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shari! Still wet circumstances in Venice right now.... Tide higher then should, windy...... Hope it doesn't rain. Ciao Isa
John SulentaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John Thanks for the 5 stars! 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
Leslie SojkaUnited States
Our trip with Isabella was wonderful, and included a tour of the Murano glass factory, a water taxi trip along the whole of the Grand Canal, along with lots of eating and sightseeing (she's especially knowledgeable about all things culinary). Along the way, she filled us in on what is was like to be a Venetian in the past and what it means to be a Venetian in the 21st century—it's not so easy because of all us tourists. Seeing Venice through the eyes of a Venetian was truly wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie 1000! Your words make me happy! All the best 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
Carol DevereauxUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Isa
Dan MoscaUnited States
What a wonderful personality! Isabella is Bella. Her menu needed to please 6 people with diverse tastes with recipes which would entice our group to try them at home. If you are looking for a special person in a special place, Isabella in Venezia is your choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie 1000 Dan It was my pleasure to have your family in my home! Hope to see you back here Isa
Isabella is a wonderful guide. We loved our full day with her in Venice. The program she prepared for us was simply great. My children especially loved the chocolate tasting and of course the boat ride. A lot of historical sights was thoroughly explained and a lot of insider tips that we are grateful for. We really had a fun experience e in Venice thanks to Isa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Marilene Your words make me really happy Isa
Kay BogrenUnited States
We loved our boat tour with Isabella. She picked us up at the train station and brought us right to the boat with our luggage. Our tour was fun and informative through the Grand Canal, some smaller rios and out into the lagoon. We requested a stop for a " local experience" and Isabella took us to a lovely spot for prosecco and Tapas/cichettas that was quaint with delicious small plates of food. She was willing to customize our experience, and we really appreciate it. Terrific!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kisses and Kisses to all you guys! Thanks Isa
Grant MoncurUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Moncur How is your daughter? Has your wife done many cioccolatini? You did the class for her, right? Isa
Sondra FoxUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sondra How are you? Are you still spending some time with your grandchildren? I hope the 3 of you are cherishng good memories of your stay in Venice and enjoy the pictures in costume. Thanks Isa
Guy McReeUnited States
The tour was wonderful and I highly reccomend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie 1000! Thousand thanks Isa
Melissa HopkinsUnited States
Our tour with Isabella was a highlight of our trip to Venice. We had such a fun evening walking, talking, drinking and eating with her. It was just three of us (me, my husband and my 11 year old daughter) and it was so fun to go into tiny wine bars to enjoy a glass of local wine and delicious bites of food. The highlights were tiny sea snails in white wine and garlic and a beautiful board of salumi and bread that we ate on a small bridge near the hospital. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Melissa! I wish you a great 2018. 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
Joni RenardYoungsville, LA, United States
Isabella was great! Very personable and very friendly, we immediately liked her and she made our day great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joni Thanks for your kind comment and the pictures. Bepi looks great! 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
Cynthia GilstrapUnited States
The boat tour was one of our favorite things we did while in Venice. Isabella is a wonderful guide! She is very friendly and knowledgeable. The water taxi tour gave us a great overview of the city with great views! Thank you Isabella for a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks and all the best to you, too!
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
Amy ScarboroughUnited States
We had a wonderful time in Venice with Isabella. The guide we had originally booked with had a family emergency, so Tours By Locals contacted Isabella and we are so glad they did. Isabella is very knowledgeable and tailored our tour based on our interests. She gave us enough information without being overwhelming, which was especially helpful since we had our children with us. She shared the beauty and history of Venice with us and for that, we are so grateful. We highly recommend Isabella.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much dear Amy. Isa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Alina Thanks
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
George AlbinoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
Wonderful tour and great guide. Isabella is very professional and organized, everything has been perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Claudia Isa
Lisa StoneUnited States
Wonderful stroll around fascinating neighborhoods! Loved the open markets and antiques and the amazing food. Chantal was warm and funny and interesting and just generally lovely company!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa you sent the rating and comment to Isabella (Venice), not Chantal in Athens. Ciao Isa
Jo Ann HardyUnited States
We had a wonderful timing touring Venice and eating at a couple of spots. She adjusted to what we wanted to eat and we finished with gelato. Isabella did a great job and was very interesting as a guide. I would recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many many thanks again Isa
Jo Ann HardyUnited States
After a long overseas flight it was great to see Isabella waiting for us. She took care of getting us to the water taxi with our luggage. The water tour of Venice was great as we made our way to the hotel. Isabella was a great guide. I would recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so muchJo Ann Have a great cruise! 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
This boat tour with Isabella was the highlight of our time in Venice. She was so flexible and changed the tour to meet our "wants". Very helpful and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks once more Have a nice summer! 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
Gary KatzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gary! Ciao to your smart wife 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
Victor PhillipsUnited States
My girlfriend & I had the distinct pleasure of having Isabella as our guide in Venice. Her communication prior to our arrival in Venice was outstanding & she went out of her way to customized the tour for our interests. She was a pleasure; a lot of fun and highly knowledgable about her city. She made us feel right at home and was most helpful in directing us on some very fine restaurants to eat at while we were in Venice. In my opinion, she deserves 10 stars, not 5!!!! She is the BEST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guys, how can I thank you for your wonderful comments? It is when I "work" with people like you that my job becomes easy beautiful and exciting! Look forward meeting you back here with your family All the best 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