Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Verona-Italy by Tour Guide Ruben A. (Guide #1862)


Peter Witt

United States
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Tour: #287242, Padua: Shore Excursion from Venice., Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

Ruben provided us a fantastic one full day tour of Padua. This is an unusual tour, in that Padua is not a destination location, but seeing it was a terrific break from touristy Venice. Included in the tour is transportation: he picked us up from our residence near Treviso and drove us to and from Padua. This was a walking tour, focusing on two main sites: St Anthony's Basilica, and the Padua University and its environs. Ruben was very knowledgeable, warm and friendly, and well spoken. Great experience!

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

Kerry Bolognese

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ruben. He was very patient and helpful in answering our questions. He was an expert in Padova's rich history, which we had not known before. We would certainly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Kerry! Have a nice trip in Italy.

Craig Maumus

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Rubén was an exellent guide. We had read up extensively on Padua before we came, but he knew so mi h that was not on any of the literature. An informative and enjoyable experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Craig. I'm glado you enjoyed my tour. Have a nice sailing to Greece.

Alison Comas

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

This was our 3rd tour with Ruben. He did another excellent job of taking us around Vicenze, giving us the history of the town and showing us everything Palladio. We now have a wonderful memory of the Veneto area thanks to Ruben.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Alison. It was a pleasure to show you the Veneto.

Alison Comas

United States
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Tour: #247295, The Venetian Villas along the Brenta canal, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

This was our 2nd tour with Ruben! Once again, he met us promptly at our hotel so that we could get to the Villas on the Brenta River. As an Interior Designer, it was wonderful to see Palladio's Villa, Malcontenta, and the others that were influenced by him. Ruben was informative and funny in his descriptions and it was a very enjoyable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alison. Great you enjoyed the pallaldian villas!

Alison Comas

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

We had a lovely morning with Ruben (4 adults) as he showed us around Padova and it's beautiful sites. He was informative and very interesting. A wonderful highlight was the Scrovegni chapel. He purchased our tickets in advance which was very helpful as it has limited and timed admission. We also took his great advice and went back another evening and bought two tickets each for an extended stay in the chapel for 40 min. since one only has 20 minutes before the guides make you exit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aliso. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and the Scrovegni chapel.

Bill Britton

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

Ruben was the perfect guide for our brief visit to Padova. He communicated with us prior to our visit to work out the details of our tour. He was prompt, professional, and friendly. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave us insights we would never get in a guidebook or on our own. He had our time planned out perfectly. We highly recommend Ruben.

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

Ilya S.

United States
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Tour: #8322, Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa: Shore Excursion from Venice., Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

We have visited Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa on this tour. We enjoyed both places. Ruben was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We strongly recommend to visit one or both of these places.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed my tour in Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa.

Ilya S.

United States
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Tour: #287242, Padua and Verona: Shore Excursion from Venice., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Padua and Verona are must see places. We enjoyed both cities. Ruben was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We strongly recommend to visit one or both of these places.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ilya. I'm glad you enjoyed our tour in Padua and Verona.

Frank Cannon

United States
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Tour: #8322, Vicenza: Shore Excursion from Venice., Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Reuben really showed off his hometown! We really enjoyed going a bit out of the way from Venice to see the original "White House", the 3-D theatre stage and the juxtaposition of ancient Roman structures with Dali art in Vicenza.

Craig Lee

United States
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Tour: #8322, Vicenza: Shore Excursion from Venice., Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

Ruben was very accommodating to our travel schedule. He spoke English well and was knowledgeable about the local history. We enjoyed his tour and recommend him.

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

Charlene S.

United States
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Tour: #287242, Padua: Shore Excursion from Venice., Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

We are very happy we booked this tour. It got us out of Venice for a day and gave us an impressive view of Padua. Ruben was a perfect fit for us. He gave us a view of the history of the sites we visited that was interesting and relevant. We would recommend this tour to everyone.

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

Louzana D Kaku

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Ruben not only organized our tour of the Giotto Chapel and Padua, but also arranged for transportation between Venice and Padua which made the trip very easy for our family of 6. He shared a great deal of information about the chapel, but also demonstrated a real love/appreciation for the town of Padua. I would certainly recommend Ruben.

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

Wendy B.

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Ann Heard-Sakhaee

United States
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Tour: #267923, Tour of Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

A very nice person with a thorough knowledge of history. I enjoyed the tour. I learned a lot and am stimulated to read about the Roman Empire.'

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to tour Verona with you.

Gabriele Haddrath

Norway
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Tour: #267923, Tour of Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Ruben was very professional- very informative and gave the right amount of information at all times. Everyone enjoyed the tour. Sincerely Gabriele Haddrath

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabriele. See you next time in Verona!

Sondra Jackowitz

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Reuben was a wonderful Guide. We came to Padua for the day from Venice. He met us at the train station. I had previously discussed with him purchasing the tickets for the Scrovegni Chapel so that we went directly there. We went to the University, the Markets and toured the Jewish Quarter. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend him

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

Carol Aziz

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Ruben was a very good guide. He answered our emails promptly and showed us many wonderful sites in Padua. I recommend his services. Thank you !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol.

Bill Barry

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/19

We had a wonderful tour with Ruben. He was friendly & very knowledgeable about Padua, its people, customs & history. The 3 hr tour was the right length, and was sufficient to cover what we had expected to see. He also gave us an excellent dinner recommendation & made the reservation for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and your dinner!

Pam Holzemer

United States
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Tour: #86395, Wine tasting in Vicenza, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Ruben was a terrific guide. Our tour was great fun, well planned, and surpassed our expectations. He is personable, prepared and knowledgeable. We had a super day!! Rubin-Thanks again for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pam. It was a pleasure to tour with you all.

David Atkins

United States
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Tour: #287242, Padua: Shore Excursion from Venice., Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

Just a perfect guide and tour. Family of 4 with ages from 11-55, the right level of info, great knowledge, perfect pace. Book without hesitation.

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

Vittoria McIlhenny

United States
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Tour: #247295, Palladian Villas in the Veneto, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Our small group was fortunate to have Ruben as a guide. He does indeed know the Veneto and particularly Palladio's work very well! Ruben is good company, and has an intuitive understanding of people's varying degrees of interest - he instructs in detail but not "lecture". We all had an excellent day with the perfect sampling of what one can see in a long day as a daytrip from Venice. We were met promptly and the driving arrangements were perfect. Vittoria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Vittoria. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Ruben

Tom Messer

Hattiesburg, MS, United States
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Tour: #247295, The Palladian Villas in the Veneto, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Ruben gave us a once in a lifetime 6 day tour of Vicenza and the Palladian villas. My wife and I had many specific requests which he made possible and then offered us one or more additional adventures each day. His choices were incredibly intuitive. We saw 14 Palladio villas and his in town sites within Vicenza as well as 5 nonPalladio villas. Ruben is both very knowledgeable and personable. In 50 years of travel I have never had a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was my very pleasure to show you Vicenza and the Palladian villas. It was great to have met you and Carol. Hope to see you again soon.

Lawrence Koegel Jr

United States
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Tour: #247295, The Venetian Villas along the Brenta canal, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

This is a very specializes tour, as it focuses on a fairly narrow segment of the region's history. If you are interested in the Palladian villas, and the Venetian villas, you will really enjoy this. Ruben took us to see three villas, each very different from the other. He does a very nice job of putting each in its historical context.

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

Lawrence Koegel Jr

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Ruben does a very nice job of presenting Padova to the visitor. He gives a well rounded tour, covering Padova's ancient history to the present. He is knowledgeable and very personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, Thank you very much for your message. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope to see you again in Padua.

Andrew Stewart

United States
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Tour: #8322, Vicenza: Shore Excursion from Venice port., Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

This was a perfect tour experience with our guide - Ruben - who was knowledgeable and personable and who spoke excellent English. We got an in depth tour of Palladio's La Rotunda as well as his theatre and other Vincenza buildings. Enjoyed an al fresco lunch with him, as well as an hour each way in the car when he picked us right on time at the vaporetto stop in Venice and delivered us back to Venice after the tour. We can't speak highly enough about this informative and enjoyable tour. Drew and Anna

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to meet you and spend time together in Vicenza.

Alison Wood

Winchester, United Kingdom
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
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: #247295, The Venetian Villas along the Brenta canal, Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

This was an excellent tour of 4 Brenta Canal villas, with wonderful narration about their history and families. Touring with Reuben gave us the chance to really enjoy the day, learn a great deal and not worry about the logistics of driving and locating these sites. We highly recommend this tour, one which has been on our bucket list for a long time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan. It was also my pleasure to meet you.

Susan Bennett

United States
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Tour: #32812, Padua: the Scrovegni chapel and so many more amazing places., Padua, Veneto, Italy    view tour
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.

Ross Letherbarrow

Australia
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Tour: #8322, Vicenza: Shore Excursion from Venice port., Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Ruben was an excellent guide who answered all our questions with ease. He is especially knowledgeable about architecture and frescoes. We learned a lot and had a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ross. I'm glad you had a great day. Enjoy your trip to Tuscany.