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Context Travel Venice - Day Tours

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Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and other specialists who organize over 300 different walks in 15 cities around the world. Florence teaches that art does not...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 July 2008

We booked a tour with Context travel for the two days we recently spent in Venice. All I can say is WOW! Context promises an insider look at the city you are touring. They use PhD’s and other interesting insiders to conduct their tours. We...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

The reason for the 3 star rating is, we had one tour that was a five and one that was a one or two, so I will review them separately. We were very happy with one tour but very disappointed in a 2nd one so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tour that transforms how I look at Venice. It is great to look around and to understand the forces at work on foundations, pilings, and the people of the city. Their ability to adapt is really impressive: from smartphone Apps to raised...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The half day Architectural tour was led by an architect who was not only knowledgeable but could address many of our queries. An ideal opportunity to experience Venice bridges, alley ways and squares while learning about the architecture of Venice, including the historical and social...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

What a great day we had with amazing guide Lorenza! Not only did she take us through the incredible works of Venetian artists Titian and Tintoretto, but also gave a bigger picture regarding both the history of art and of Venice, enabling us to understand...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

To research a Vivaldi related project we booked a private tour through Context Travel with one of their guides. Andrea was wonderful! He is a very talented musician, composer and conductor himself so in addition to his broad knowledge of Vivaldi's life and times, he...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Zoxil, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your Context Tour in Venice! It was absolutely our pleasure to arrange your Custom Vivaldi Walk. We love digging deeper into the cities where we operate and letting our docents' specialities shine. Andrea...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Short visits to Venice focus on the sites around St. Mark's Square. We recently had the opportunity to spend six days there, allowing us to visit the other islands and the other districts of Venice itself. A highlight was this three-hour tour from Context Travel...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour of the Venice Market was guided by Cecilia Sitran who provided wonderful insight into the Venetian food scene. Great service.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took the architecture tour of venice and it was fascinating. It was guided by a art historian living in Venice. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in art history or what makes Venice so unique. We covered a lot of ground including...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I did the Venice Art Tour for families with my parents (they are in their late 70s/early 80s), myself, and my 11 year old daughter. Our docent was Louisa. Louisa was absolutely FABULOUS. She focused the tour on my daughter (which we wanted), but we...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Katie R, Thank you for your review of your recent Venice Art Tour for Families with Louisa. We are so glad you loved it and took the time to tell us so. We will look forward to hosting your family again on your next...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018

We went to Piazza San Marco with Matteo Gabrielli, he was incredibly passionate when describing each thing we saw, and helped distill a visit which could be overwhelming, into something unforgettable! We toured the church, walked up to the Rialto area, and were enriched at...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear LL, Thanks so much for your great review! We will be sure to share your thoughts with Matteo, too. Our small group format and emphasis on the way sites fit into cities and stories make for an interesting and enriching tour experience. We are...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Tour is a great complement to palace/cathedral tours that cover lives of the rulers. Susan was clear and interesting and full of details of what the rest of the population did, how they lived, and the impact of the plague on the city. These details...More

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