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Context Travel Venice - Day Tours

Venice, Italy
+39 080 0691 6036
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Power and Glory in Venetian Art: Titian and Tintoretto
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Daily Life in Renaissance Venice
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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 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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“lion hunt” (15 reviews)
“daily life” (15 reviews)
“family tour” (6 reviews)
Venice, Italy
+39 080 0691 6036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this tour. Fascinating history of Venice and the Doges plus an insight into the art of the period. Local tour guide Nadia was excellent and really knew the subject - as you might expect given her qualifications. The tour was everything we had...More

Thank Ric S
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ric S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your tour in Venice. We are delighted that you enjoyed it and we will be sure to share your praise with Nadia. Thank you for making Context a part...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I unfortunately cannot recommend Context Tours. We recently used them for 5 different private tours on our trip to Italy (Rome, Florence, and Venice), spending 3-7 hours with each guide. The tours were not cheap: approximately EUR 150 per hour plus tickets. We took several...More

Thank nycdoyle
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Travel Venice - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience with Context in Italy. Though it's always more pleasant to receive rave reviews, it's comments like yours that help us maintain our high standards and keep our amazing reputation as a...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had a fantastic tour of a portion of Venice showing the ecological impacts and what is happening in Venice and what is proposed. We learned so much, had a marvelous guide. We'd recommend this to anyone interested in Venice.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We booked the private lion hunt tour with our two boys five and seven years old. We met Matteo early at 9:30AM in the morning. The meeting spot (church) location was a little bit difficult to find but once we found it it was a...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We wanted to have a good high level overview of San Marco area and a deeper dive into everyday life in past times. We took the Doge's Palace and San Marco Cathedral tours for the former and the Plague in Venice and Every day life...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked the Ecology of Venice tour. Giancarlo was our guide and he couldn't be more knowledgeable about the history, environment, and architecture of Venice. Giancarlo went into just the right amount of detail and pointed out a number of things we...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Upon meeting our docent Cecilia Sitran, I knew we were going to be treated to an outstanding experience. Cecilia was warm and friendly. She shared her knowledge and expertise willingly and nothing was too much trouble. We loved hearing about the history of Venice and...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We all had a marvelous time, and learned so much about Venice's history and culture on the lion hunt. My kids were initially dubious about the task at hand, but our guide's playful nature and light touch won them over. What was also miraculous is...More

Thank Sabina D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a small size tour - 6 people max. We were all of the 6. The leader was very informative. My sons, in their early 20's, said it was the highlight of their trip; that they learned alot; and that they had been hesitant...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our tour led by PhD student Marco gave us the history of the Venice environs and helped us understand the challenges of living in and maintaining a city surrounded by saltwater. Interesting use of maps and charts on the iPad as well as real-life examples...More

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