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The Venice Experience - CLOSED

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Best way to experience Venice!

My husband and I visited Venice as the last stop on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. We always book... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Gaileon T
via mobile
My first 24 hours

I wanted to discover more than San Marks Square.Karen was able to give me an amazing introduction... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
San Francisco, California
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  • Terrible1%
Jan 8, 2017
“Best way to experience Venice!”
Dec 30, 2016
“Disappointed in tour guide”
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San Marco Vaporetto stop, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Venice as the last stop on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. We always book our excursions outside of the cruise line and found Mike and Karen's The Venice Experience through Trip Advisor. We had a wonderful experience before, during and after...More

2  Thank Gaileon T
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Unfortunately, we did not review the terrible, poor, and average reviews before we booked our trip. As you will read, Karen, the person through whom the tour is booked, receives excellent reviews. However, as was consistent with our experience, if the person who Karen may...More

2  Thank henry8robin
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I wanted to discover more than San Marks Square.Karen was able to give me an amazing introduction to Venice. She met me at my Airbnb early in the morning before the crowds , before the heat. We walked and talked for hours thru the streets...More

1  Thank JES94960
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tour with Karen was unforgettable. After the first day in Venice, I was under the impression that it's super crowded with tourists and shops, with huge lines to all popular museums and basilicas. Karen completely changed this impression. 90% of the tour was off the...More

2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Our four hours with Karen flew by. Lots of information about local life, and about the history of the city. Saw the some of the sights -- and left with a feeling that this is a city I want to explore more. Really a worthwhile...More

2  Thank Alaska770
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It is a great place. On a sunny or rainy day, still romantic. It was my first time to come there with my love. No cars, no bikes,,, just walk. Of course you have many option how you want to have it to reach venice...More

5  Thank Honey S
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This was the perfect Venice tour. Karen shows you everything about Venice in 6 hours. We of course always do the touristy things when we travel, but we also love to see how the locals live and find out where they eat, etc. That was...More

4  Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We opted for the 6 hour tour on our first day in Venice so we could take our time and see all the best of Venice...Mike was an excellent tour guide showing us all the major sites and many that we never would have found...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Karen guided us through Venice giving us history, kept us off the beaten path (which was much appreciated!) pointed out interesting tips and things to see for another visit. We were able to stop for breaks whenever the mood struck, and enjoyed the relaxing tour...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Karen has given us a fantastic overview of Venice tailored to our interests and personalities. We have seen the Real Venice by someone who lives as a local. We would highly recommend Karen's company and knowledge. We spent six glorious hours today sharing areas most...More

Thank Dawn S
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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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