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If you landed here you're looking for something different, unique
Experience and passion, awareness and research: these are the ingredients that distinguish me.
Monuments, churches and views, as well as traditional foods and activities remain unchanged; what changes, with a Personal Guide, is the approach.
And my approach is exclusive, tailored, but above all a tourism.
Are you ready for a tailor-made tour experience?
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Divertion. Distraction. Imagination. Change in fashion, of food, love and landscape. We need it like the air we breath. Without change, body and brain rot."
BRUCE CHATWIN

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Bob G
Bob G
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Excellent value for money. The glass blowing demonstration and the visitor center were a great way to spend your time in Venice. The stop at Burano was the best part with just enough time to get something to eat and explore the island. Also our guide Antonella (don't know if that's how you spell it) was great she gave us the history of both islands and the history of Venice along with her insights about day to day life in Venice. She also told us my new favorite fact about Venice, if you look at it on a map it's kind of shaped like a fish.
KM2019
KM2019
@K_May2019
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I was originally planning to do an all day tour in Venice but I had been backpacking for almost two weeks on museum tours so I wanted some downtime and decided to do this tour instead. I knew nothing about the Murano glasses til I saw them in souvenir shops. This tour was amazing and Antonella, our tour guide, was so informative and helpful. If you have her, you will be so impressed by her background and knowledgeable insight on this tour and Venice in general. The cities were so beautiful and this is a must do to learn about the culture and history behind this hidden gem of Venice! Highly recommend this tour!!!
Ruth S
Ruth S
@ruthd217
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Antonella was a wonderful guide, she was pleasant and shared interesting information. Tour was paced easy for everyone to follow along and not lose interest.
Sarah T
Sarah T
@sarahtX8038WV
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Tour guide (Antonella from CityWonders) was great! Good knowledge and information about Italy throughout the tour. All 3 places were wonderful - Glass factory was great, observed glass makers at work! Has time to wander around the gallery of glass items made (extradinary) , gift shop and then wandered around Murano itself staff at the glass factory were amazing, they also provided complimentary prosecco! - Torcello was lovelly, only spent approx 30 minutes there, very small. - Burano was wonderful! The bright vibrant houses were amazing! Quaint little streets/alleys. We visited a lace shop as part of the tour (approx 15 mins). Did not see any being made, just viewed the items. We then had a good hour to explore, grab lunch/drinks. Plenty of shops/ restaurants. The tour started at approx 9.15am and we got back just before 15.00pm. Good value for money. Again, complimentary prosecco on journey back to Venice. (It was great to do the tour as I have never been to Venice before... Next time, I would go via the local transport (boat) and explore the islands in more time.... You definately need more time in both Murano and Burano to sight see and look around)
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FAQ

WHICH ARE THE NEAREST AIPORTS?

Venice Marco Polo, located 20 to 25 minutes max from the historic center, is the third international airport in Italy therefore very well served by intercontinental flights. In Verona and Treviso there are smaller airports but served by international flights.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISITE VENICE AND VENETO REGION?

The classic answer is: it depends !! It depends on what you expect and what your interests are, how and with whom you travel, how long you have, etc. If I were you I would avoid Saturdays and Sundays (too crowded) and the period from mid-June to mid-September (too hot - unless you want to go to the Dolomites - and too many many people). If you can't, we'll find a solution. Everything can be done: I tailor tours, remember?

WHICH ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS COMMOLY ACCEPTED IN ITALY?

Electronic payments are now accepted everywhere, even for low amounts. However, some merchants may not accept AMEX or impose a minimum fee. I therefore recommend that you always carry some cash, to be easily withdrawn from any ATM or to be exchanged in the several change bureau you'll find in the cities.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT ONCE ARRIVED?

In the Region of Veneto public transport service, like the railway network, are well developed and organized. In Venice, the public navigation network works exactly like the ordinary one, only it's on water! As for the lagoon city, my advice, if you do not have to cover long distances, is to move on foot so as not to miss the most delightful views (remember that, once you arrive at the car and bus terminal or at the train station, the only means allowed are water transport and your own legs!). I will give you all the necessary info! If you decide to opt for private transport, contact me to organize car and water transfers with a dedicated driver to and from any place you wish.

WILL THE EXPERIENCE RUN IN AY WEATHER?

Rain or shine I'll be there! In case of particularly severe weather warnings (40°C in the shade and guests particularly vulnerable, exceptional tide in the case of Venice, or exceptional snowfall in the case of the Dolomites, for example) we will discuss alternative options together.

ANYTHINGI SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING ONE OF YOUR EXPERIENCES?

That there are no silly questions! If you have any doubts, curiosity or perplexities, please throw away any hesitation and shyness: the more info you give me, the more I will be able to make you live a tailor-made experience. Let me just remind you that in summertime water, hat and sunscreen are essential, as well as a shawl / scarf to cover your shoulders / knees before visiting a sacred place. One last thing regarding the city of Venice. Just because there are no cars doesn't mean you are in a huge pedestrian area. The calli, the bridges, the fondamente, are our streets and we use them to run to work, to drop the children off at school, to go to the doctor. I therefore ask you to walk keeping to the right and not to block the passage on bridges or in the most crowded places. Thank you!

ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

Of course! As long as they are children accustomed to walking as they'll quickly get tired. It really depends on their age and their interests. Usually two hours guided tour is more than enough. Otherwise all we need to do is to study a less notional and more playful activity. My advice is to contact me in advance to create a tailor-made experience that can please everyone (like a treasure hunt on a boat!).

ARE STROLLERS AND PRAMS SUGGESTED?

God forbid, of course! Let me remind you that as for Venice historic center, very few bridges are equipped with ramps so it will be necessary for parents to lift their stroller or pram going up and down every time they cross one. Good exercise for biceps and triceps!

ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH WALKING DIFFICULTIES?

Generally, all the experiences in the Venetian lagoon can be tiring for people with walking difficulties. Venice should be discovered preferably on foot but hundreds of bridges to cross it can become challenging. Being such an ancient and fragile city it has been impossible to equip every bridge with ramps except for a few sporadic in Saint Mark area. My advice is to get around in water taxi which, in 90% of cases, can reach you wherever you are so that you can admire the city comfortably seated, sliding on the water! As for the rest of the Veneto territory, with a private car you can easily get anywhere. I will be happy to provide you with contacts and names of trusted drivers.

HOW CAN I BOOK AN EXPERIENCE?

To book my experiences or transfers and assistance services, the advice is always to do it a little in advance, especially if you decide to come and visit me in high season (from May to September). If it is not possible, contact me anyway: I could be free, and if I am not, it will be my care to find you a trusted colleague with whom I collaborate permanently. For a tailor-planned experience, the rate is hourly regardless of the number of guests (generally, however, I would prefer not to go beyond 6/8 people) and this also applies to the activities listed on the button EXPERIENCES page: the rate is always meant for the whole tour. You can pay in cash at the end of the tour or by bank transfer or credit card. VERY IMPORTANT. I'd rather not apply too restrictive cancellation policies but put yourself in my shoes: if you cancel a tour the day before it's due or if you do not show up for the appointment, I am not in a position to accept another job as there is no time to do it , so I'll have to charge it anyway. Thank you for your understanding. Send a whatsapp to the number +393493757486 or an email to antonella@tailormadetourexperience.it or send a message on social networks: https://www.facebook.com/antonella.zanoni.16 @tailormade_tourexperience https://www.linkedin.com/ in / antonella-zanoni-tour-guide-05116154 /