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Context Travel Venice - Day Tours

#37 of 165 Tours in Venice
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Address: Venice, Italy
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Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a...

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 exist in a vacuum. Here in the churches, palaces, and other Renaissance-era institutions we encounter art in its original setting enveloped by social and political context.

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Interesting tour in the San Polo neighborhood

Enjoyed this tour, which provided insights into the history and development of the city with a knowledgeable historian. As she also lives in the city, we got an overview of many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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in the past Context Tours have been exceptional. But not the most recent tour which was neither a walking tour nor a food/wine tour. No discussion of sights in Venice, no discussion of the places we stopped at. Far too much information about poor. Very mediocre wines tasted. In fact were shown the wrong bottle when asked to see Proseco... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this tour, which provided insights into the history and development of the city with a knowledgeable historian. As she also lives in the city, we got an overview of many of the current challenges facing Venetians. Guide: Monica

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Context Tours are fairly specific and not for those wanting to do general "touristy things". Our group of 4 were delighted with the ecology tour of Venice led by Luca, a very personable and knowledgeable guy. This is a walking tour and we covered a decent amount of territory but a not unreasonable amount for 3-4 hours. Luca talked at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Daily Life in Venice for Families tour with Matteo. Our group of five, including two young children, enjoyed the insights afforded by this tour. The Frari was a particular highlight for the adults, more museum than church. Our guide, Matteo, was simply fantastic. Affable, knowledgable, and absolutely masterful at handling our mischievous kids! Having now done two... More 

Thank HoodedBanoonigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and informative. 6 people including docent. Focus was on 14th and 15th century mostly.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Context Travel tour, DOGE'S PALACE AND THE POLITICS OF VENICE, with Stefano Croce in May 2017. We cannot say enough good things about the tour and about Stefano. He was extremely knowledgeable, approachable with questions, and personable. We learned so much we would not have known if we had simply toured the area on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Our guide, Nadia Mazzon, was so much fun! She was so great at getting our 10 year old son to think about and spot lions all around us (and explain why they are there) that he kept doing it the next day, and the next after that. We learned so much about the political background of what lead Venice... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to find out more about Venice. You truly don't realise what you're missing until you've done one of these tours. The greater understanding we gained of how and why Venice came about, enriched our stay. Monica was fabulous, thank you.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We wanted a different type of tour and this tour delivered. Marco provided lots of information on Venice -- how the homes were built - the gates - water quality - degradation - effect of cruise ships - sinking Venice - canal dredging. There were 6 of us on the tour and the duration was 2 hours. Marco answered all... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The tour guide provided by Context Travel was outstanding. Our five hours with her were intensely pleasureable as well as enlightening. This is a great day trip from Venice. We saw so much more than we could have on our own and our guide introduced us to local citizens. We visited a bar, a glorious bookshop, the mayor's office, the... More 

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