Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Venice-Italy by Tour Guide Fernando V. (Guide #1179)


Sara Ohashi

United States
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Fernando is such a kind, knowledgeable, and awesome guide! He's also an excellent photographer, & very good about being flexible with time. He has an excellent way of talking about Venice's history with today's modern times. His passion for his city and its welfare comes across in his awesome tour. Fernando's overview of the city had great variety! We went on a local Gandola, a beautiful private speed boat, got to go to an outer island. He has food suggestions as well! Highly recommend his tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Sara, I truly enjoyed yours and your husband's company in a real low season time. Venice is great also to visit off off turist time, no crowds around and the entire city 'on your foot'. You were an energetic duo, thanks to your spirit and pace we really did a lot. Hope to come and visit you one day in Hawai. Aloha and hugs Fernando

William Parsley

United States
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Tour: #161413, Full-day Private tour in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Fernando totally immersed us in the city on our full day combination water taxi and walking tour. He adjusted for early fog and then showed us wonderful out of the way places as well and the major parts of both the cathedral and Doge's Palace. Fantastic experience!

Judith Azoff

United States
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Tour: #139030, Jewish Heritage Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

his is a 5 star review of our tour of the Jewish Ghetto with Fernando last week but only because we cant give more than 5 stars!We have worked with many private tour guides in a variety of locations all over the world and Fernando rates right at the top. He is warm, charming, friendly and very knowledgeable about all aspects of life and history in the Jewish Ghetto and Venice in general. We all give Fernando our highest and most appreciative recommendation!!

Elizabeth Derrick

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Fantastic, knowledgable, attentive and very interesting tour guide. Highly recommend!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Elizabeth, thanks for the nice description, wish you the best, Fernando

Fredric Cronholm

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Fernando has a vast knowledge of the architectural, cultural, and historical knowledge of Venice, and imparts this knowledge in a most interesting and entertaining manner. By knowing the city so intricately, he was able to eclipse most of the mega touring groups and share so much more information. He is definitely a top-notch guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Fredric, you were good listeners and great company, all the best Fernando

Leonidas Dowlen

United States
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Tour: Custom Tour in Venice from cruise terminal, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Sep 23/19

Fernando did a great job in spite of a rainy day. His knowledge and expertness saved the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Leonidas for 'saving the day'.... all the best Fernando

Russel C.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Tour: #313175, Full-day Private Shore Excursion, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

Six of us spent a very fulfilling day with Fernando. He was extremely friendly, courteous, respectful of our time constraints and of our special requests. With his incredible knowledge of Venice he was able to guide us throughout the city without the interference of the massive crowds we were expecting and to experience more of the real Venice. Our only regret is we only had one day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Russel, let me say I was impressed by your endurance as we really walked a lot. Please have no regrets, come again and we'll spend more time together! All the best for you all Fernando

Dale Winograd

United States
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Tour: #161413, Custom Full-day Private tour in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Fernando was great...his energy and enthusiasm shows just how much he loves to show off his city, Venice. We had a great day and saw everything on our itinerary and MORE. His knowledge of...well..everything is helpful.. as we visited the highlights of Venice! We were 4 adults and highly recommended our new friend Fernando...Book him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Dale, it was a lot of fun with you folks in Venice, I was impressed about how many place you have already visited, you certainly are superexperienced travelers. Time flew fast with you folks, it was a real pleasure. Keep travelling, travel is the best experience we can make and keep doing it with Toursbylocals! I hug you all, best wishes Fernando

Michael Schaalje

Canada
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Tour: #36212, Private Venice Lagoon Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

The guide and tour were very good and flexible. Fernando does a great job there, and I recommend him to everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Michael, we made it despite the rain .... best to you Fernando

Terry Brower

United States
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Tour: #4511, Custom Tour - First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

This was a great tour and Fernando did a terrific job. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Terry, we certainly had a good time, all the best F

Felipe Chapula

Mexico
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Tour: #3935, Venecia, su historia en la plaza de San Marcos, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

Excelente guia. Especialmente genial en español!! Buenísimo con niños y adultos, y gran sentido de historia y restaurantes!! Bravo, Fernando. Gran guia. Gracias. Felipe

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Felipe, me alegro que os haya gustado el tour, lo pasé muy bien con vosotros, a ver si regresaís otra vez a Venecia, un saludo F

Angela Hymel

United States
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

Fernando's knowledge of Venice is remarkable and his delivery will keep you engaged! He made made our family of four (2 college aged children) laugh and had us asking questions which made for an enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend!

David Sherwood

United States
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Tour: Venice Classic Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Jun 16/19

Fernando was very knowledgeable and did a great job of showing us the grand sites of Venice. The Doges Palace and St. Mark's Basilica were wonderful to see and we learned a lot about them in the process, which brought them to life. Thank you Fernando!

Carla P.

United States
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Fernando was terrific. He was very accommodating in helping us to arrange a tour around our interests. Fernando got us right in to St. Mark's Church & the Ducal Palace, bypassing the long lines; & once inside taught us so much about the history of the places & the roles they played in Venetian life. We learned a tremendous amount that we could never have known had we gone there without him. Finally, the boat ride through the Grand Canal and winding through the city was an absolute treat we will treasure.

Eric Stentzel

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/19

“Fernando was an absolute delight. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We only wish we had had more time to spend with him. And what a beautiful city Venice is. We recommend Fernando highly.”

Judith (Judy) Choplin

United States
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Tour: #161413, Custom tour in Venice for Judy Chaplain, party of 6, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/19

A great history lesson. Wonderful guide with so much knowledge.

Judith (Judy) Choplin

United States
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Tour: #36212, Private Venice Lagoon Tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/19

This is the way to see Venice. A wonderful tour !!

Gregory Levitan

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Janet Reveley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Excellent tour! Fernando was so passionate about Venice, fascinating facts, really interesting, beautiful sights, and his knowledge of Venetian history was brilliant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Janet, glad to know you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the 'brilliance'... See you again in Venice, Fernando

Michael Bell

United States
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Tour: Venice in a day private tour, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Apr 28/19

James DeOtte

United States
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Fernando did a fantastic job. I have taken a lot of tours over the years and this was one of the best. He has a great deal of knowledge and passes that along through interesting stories. Cannot recommend him highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao James and Cindy, the best of the tour was spending time with you both. See in you Venice again any other time Hugs Fernando

Thomas Di Loreto

United States
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Fernando was very accommodating, flexible, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the history of Venice. I would highly recommend Fernando as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Ready to meet you again hopefully soon. Hugs Fernando

Greg Smith

Pelham, NH, United States
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Fernando was terrific, especially in terms of making the tour as "kid friendly" as possible, given a tired and difficult seven year old. I've been to San Marco a number of times but really appreciated Fernando's lucid descriptions and helping to tie all of the mosaics together. And his patience with my daughter. Murano was fascinating, and kids loved being on the water taxi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Greg, working with kids still fascinates me, if you can make it with them you can with all. And Gianna was quite responsive despite she was tired. And thanks for coming several times to Venice. Hugs to all Fernando

Nicole H.

Danville, CA, United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

Fernando was AMAZING and As authentic of a Venetian as you can get. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about Venice and you can tell he loves what he does. Fernando was very prompt in meting us at our hotel and we started our walking tour through all the neighborhood that was hidden from all the tourist. My family of 6 really enjoyed his company. I would highly recommend Fernando as a tour guide..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Nicole, we certainly had a good time, thanks for coming, all the best Fernando

Richard Whann

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

Great tour!! Fernando gave us a wonderful tour of Venice - saw not only the "must see" but also the sights and places that the tourist does not ordinarily see. Fernando has a love for his city and its history which is evident during the tour. Fun personality and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Richard, we had a great time in a sunny beautiful day, best for all Fernando

Mitchell Lund

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Awesome tour! Picked us up at the train station and didn't waist anytime getting right into the tour! We would 100% take another tour with Fernando!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mitchell, it was nice of you to come and visit on the very fisrt day of spring.... All the best Fernando

James Beebe

Canada
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Tour: #72514, Venice highlights & Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Fernando made our Venice experience very memorable. This was the best day we have had travelling in 30 years. Thank you Fernando we loved our day and would recommend you all day long!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao James, very kind words, thanks for coming and visiting Venice with a little help from my side, all the best Fernando

Patrick Eagan

United States
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Tour: #4511, First Time in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

Fernando was a fantastic tour guide! Incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Venice for the first time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Patrick, thanks for your kind comment, ready to meet allya again in Venice, hugs Fernando

SuzAnn Howard

United States
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Tour: Murano, Dorsoduro and mask workshop, Venice, Veneto, Italy
Date: Nov 29/18

We spent a fascinating day with Fernando, our family will never forget. Every step was tailor made for our enjoyment, no detail over looked. Fernando has a wealth of knowledge about all the is Venice, not to mention a fantastic sense of humor and made us feel as if we have known him for years. We have traveled extensively, and a private guide we learned early on is worth every penny, it takes all the stress out of your holiday and Fernando is the best we have had to date!!! Thank you Fernando

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Susanna, we were lucky with the weather, a great sunny day in november, that really helped to succeed the day. Also your desire to know places where most tourist don't get like the seat of the Knights of Malta and wish to get acquainted with local and truly Venetian artisans, were decisive for an unusual and great tour. You looked like you'll come back again to Venice one day, I'll be super glad to put another tour together for you all. Hugs Fernando

Jeff Getz

United States
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Tour: #36203, Venice Land & Water, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 17/18

Fantastic tour ... the boat portion of the grand canal is a must do ... and the walking portion with Fernando was an education in Venetian history. Highly recommend as a way to not only see Venice but to also understand the history and back story ... an his suggested restaurant for lunch at the end of the tour was terrific - one of our best meals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jeff, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. It was kind of windy and cold on the boat but you both seemed not be affected, I was! You were so dynamic that day, ready to follow your guide wherever he brought you! I'm confident you'll come again, let me show more of our city, hugs Fernando


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