Recommended Venice walking tours?

Old Aug 17th, 2014, 07:01 PM
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Recommended Venice walking tours?

I'll be in Venice for a few days early October an thought I'd like to take a walking tour -- either an overview tour of St Mark's/Rialto Bridge areas or some specialized tour elsewhere. I'll spend most of the time on my own but think one organized walking (or boat) tour would be fun.

I was looking at the Discovering Venice 'semi-private' small group tour

http://www.discoveringvenice.com/en/...vate-tour.html

They offer a lot of other 'private' tours that look interesting, but they are all for groups and since I'll be solo would be awfully pricey - having to pick up the whole tab.

Any other recommended tour companies/guides?

Thanks
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Old Aug 18th, 2014, 05:06 AM
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These folks are real pros:
http://www.walksinsidevenice.com/
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Old Aug 19th, 2014, 07:30 AM
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Thanks -- I'll check them out.
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Old Aug 19th, 2014, 09:35 AM
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We went on this one a few years ago
http://www.getyourguide.co.uk/venice...g-tour-t33033/
It takes you into gardens you would have no idea were there. One has a fantastic view of the lagoon
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Old Aug 19th, 2014, 10:03 AM
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I have an old Cadogan Venice guidebook. There are 5 walking tours in it. Self-guided. I did them solo. They were great, I would thoroughly recommend them if you can locate a copy of the book.
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you're right- if you pay a set fee and there's only you, ouch. We had a nice tour a couple years ago (of course I can't find the name) but our daughters were with us, so for four of us it made sense- or at least was easier to justify!

DH and I will be back in Oct and I wouldn't mind doing another tour, but yeah, don't think I'd want to pay the same rate for two of us. Will be watching this for ideas! I guess as you say joining a small group tour is the way to go.

My Rick Steves Venice book has some walks, which I enjoy using, but having a guide is pretty nice.
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Old Aug 19th, 2014, 02:46 PM
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I wish I knew something about this, janis, as I would love to be helpful to you as you were when we went to Edinburgh last year. Had it not been for you (and a few others, but mostly you) we might not have taken a tour out into the Highlands and that would have been a real shame! Thank you!
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We had a wonderful guide, Monica Bittante! She gave us a fabulous private tour. She is so knowledgeable and kind. Her email is carlobit at libero.it

She is licensed city guide in Venice. She really was wonderful!
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Nice idea, I hadn't thought about a walking tour for Venice. I won't get there until November, and I see that Inside Venice quits at the end of October, but Get Your Guide is still operating, and they have some tours that include a gondola ride, which otherwise is ridiculously expensive for a solo. Thanks.
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