Carl S.United States
Minu was very knowledgeable about the palace and Basilica, and gave us some good overall history of Venice. Her style of guiding includes asking some questions and for volunteers to play a role, which may be helpful to engage children. Her English vocabulary was good, but her accent was sometimes difficult to understand through the "whisper" devices we had to use.
Cally FullerUnited States
We had a great day. The perfect way to see Venice is with a private guide. Ask for MINU!
Carl ReedCypress, TX TEXAS, United States
Outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable and a very nice person.
Jennifer ScottUnited States
Minu was great - she was very informative and was not in a rush to get us place to place, she was very casual and willing to go off the grid when we wanted to. She also took us to a glass blowing presentation and a mask shop too. She recommended the most amazing place for lunch where I have had my favourite Italian tagliatelle bolognese to date!!! Minu, if you can recall the name and post it here.....you dropped us off there personally and waited outside the restaurant with us until they opened...yum!
Scott GushSouth Africa
Connie KnapperUnited States
Minu was knowledgeable and entertaining. You can't go wrong with her as your guide.
Michael WiltUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Ekwan RhowUnited States
Guy McReeUnited States
The tour was perfect. Our guide was informed and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend!
Sandy OgletreeUnited States
Minu provided the perfect orientation tour on our first day in Venice. She communicated very well and made it easy to find her in the crowded Square. She maneuvered us through the crowds (no small feat) and her knowledge of the Doge's Palace, Basilica, and all things Venice made the morning interesting and fun. She timed our visit to hear the choir and enjoy the chiming of the clocks and ringing of the bells. All things we would have missed. I feel confident in recommending Minu for any Venice tour.
Sean MooreUnited States
My daughter and I had a wonderful, private tour with Minu in Venice. She communicated with us and adapted to our schedule when our transportation made us late to meet her. She was very knowledgeable and engaging as she taught us about Venice's history. She helped to make sure we were set with our arrangements returning to Florence before leaving us at the end of the tour. We very much enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sean, I hope this e mail finds you well just a line to thank you for your very generous and kind words it has been an honour and a great pleasure to your wife and daughter Best regards from me minu
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Cynthia GilstrapUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Minu on our first day in Venice. She is very friendly and gave us a lot of great history of the city! Thank you Minu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, thank you for your very generous and kind words it has been an honour and a great pleasure to meet you, thank you Best regards minu
Patrick PalmaUnited States
Was a very informative tour of Doge's Palace and the Basilica of St Mark. Disappointed though that we did not spend enough time in the St. Mark's Basilica..............there is so much to see in this church..............would recommend spending less time in the palace and definitely more time in this beautiful historic church.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Palma, thank you for your review, the basilica staff has asked not to stop for too long explanations in the church, they have also asked us to help people understand that the church is a place of prayer and NOT a museum, I hope you have noticed that when I accompany people in the Basilica I do not ask to be paid back for the entrance fee I pay using my budge to skip the line and that I offer the visit to the Pala d'oro, the preciouse altarpice. best regards minu
Michael P.United States
Venice has a lot to see. Minu showed us the highlights of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica with excellent knowledge of the history and the art. Definitely these two spots have enough to see to fill a day. Consider a 4 hour tour with an hour between the two spots for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Mr Peak, thank you for your feed back, they are of great help to me to improve the tours and a great help to general visitor to organize their tour and know what to expect. best regards to all your Family. minua
Anna Marie AmorUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow thank you for your very high rating all the best minu
Harriet LandauUnited States
Wonderful tour and guide. Minu was very knowledgeable and we learned so much more than if we tried to visit on our own.
John EvansUnited Kingdom
Minu is very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed our tour and Minu packed a lot in to a short time. A guide is invaluable to get the best out of a visit to Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear mr Evans thank you for your very kind words and rating it has been a great pleasure to meet you , it has been an honour I can not ask for a nicer job, it gives me a great pleasure. All the best minu
Very knowledgeable guide! Will answer the most tricky questions:) We had a very nice time-thank you very much Minu:)))
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs and Mr Frederick, I really enjoyed your company and your joy of life. Best regards minu
Caroline BrownUnited States
We very much enjoyed our Venice Classic Tour with Minu. She packed in a ton of historic, architectural, and artistic information and it was so much better than trying to walk through on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caroline, thank you for your nice words, it has been a great pleasure and an honour to meet you and to enjoy your company, thank you, minu
Andrew WoodUnited States
Minu gave an incredibly comprehensive tour of ALL of the Doge's Palace - do not miss the attic! as well as the basilica of St. Marks. There were 9 in our group. She is very knowledgeable, as one in our party is quite an Italian history buff and never found fault with her stories or dates. She scheduled the Basilica around 11 AM which is when the lights are on (11 - 1 PM) which makes a huge difference when looking at the mosaics. Minu was prompt and gave us more than our monies worth.I highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Mr Wood, thank you for your very generous feed back it has been an honor and a great please to meet you and all your friends, i really enjoyed your company. my sicere wishes for the coming Christmas holidays. minu
Janet BransonUnited States
Minu is a wealth of knowledge and enjoys her job very much. Our daughter was not feeling well the day of our tour and Minu was willing to condense the excursion a little so we could get back to the hotel for rest but our tour still appeared to be complete.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, thank you for your kind mesagge I truly enjoyed your company and I hope this e mail finds you well, Many best regards minu
Debra L.United States
Minu is masterful! She is so knowledgeable and interesting! She knew every inch of the palace! I'd give her 100 stars if I could!
Ben KibbeUnited States
Minu was a great guide for our family of four, showing us around the Basilica and the Palazzo, giving us much greater insight than we would have gotten on our own or in a bigger group. Very knowledgeable and friendly, and even working with the staff at the Palazzo to find our teenager's purse that she set down when taking a picture then forgot and walked away! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Ben, that's very kind and generous of you, it has been a great pleasure for me to meet your family. Thank you very much All the best to you and to your family minu
Julie CesareUnited States
Minu was fantastic. We loved our tour with her. She was very informative, and worked with us on our schedule. I very highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear julie, that's veru generous of you, it has been a great pleasure for me. Thank you very much All the best to your family minu
Frederick KirchnerShreveport,, LA, United States
Kelly KesterUnited States
We had a wonderful morning touring Venice with the emphasis on St. Mark's square attractions. Minu was very informative and we thank her for sharing her knowledge of Venice and it's rich history. She was also very helpful with restaurant suggestions and directions for getting around in Venice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to show you round & be a part of your visit to Venice. I hope you have a safe journey home & maybe we'll see each other again. Minu'