My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked the "Original Rome Walk" for a Monday afternoon on Halloween; it ended up being a private tour with our guide Sylvie and it was FANTASTIC! She was super knowledgeable and funny, and took the time to answer my husband's multiple questions. The tour itself was also great - I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!
My friend and I took the Genius of Michelangelo Tour by Artviva and it was absolutely brilliant, the highlight of our time in Florence!! We cannot recommend it enough!! Our tour guide was fabulous, a riveting former art history professor, who brought The Renaissance to life for us as he guided us through Florence. His stories pulled us back to the Florence known to Michelangelo and his contemporaries. The crowds disappeared for us as we were transported through time and were guided to Michelangelo's well-known and lesser known works. Ultimately the masses literally parted for us, momentarily, as we realized the dream of a lifetime, seeing his masterpiece, The David. It was the tour of a lifetime that we never wanted to end!
We cannot imagine any other way to visit the Uffizi than with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Angelo was both -- funny and smart. He told stories: about the art and the artists and the Medicis and we came away understanding key concepts. We learned a lot and smiled the entire way. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
Our June9,2016- Original Florence Walking Tour with guide Barbara,was wonderful. Barbara was very informative about sights and history of Florence.We really enjoyed her and the beautiful sights. We would recommend your tours to anyone visiting Florence area.Thanks again,The Caiarelli's
I am forever grateful to the staff at Art Viva! My whole life, I had always wanted to see the Statue of David, and I made my request, and it was granted! I wanted to be there at a time that was not crowded so that I could take unobstructed photographs and drink in the Statue as long as I could. Elisabeta was amazing and incredibly informed about the Statue and Florence. She shared with me wonderful places in Florence that I never would have considered. I had my time with the Statue, and I will be forever grateful to her and to Celeste who manages Art Viva.
I was so impressed with having my own tour guide that I booked a small group tour for the following day through Art Viva and went to the Uffizi. Lovely as well.
I will recommend this company over and over again.
I owe a debt of gratitude. I felt so well taken care of and had my dream come true. I was so moved at being able to see the Statue of David completely unobstructed that I cried for hours afterward.
Thank you and cheers!
What a wonderful way to experience the best of Florence. Ismael and Elisabetta were charming, funny, and knowledgeable guides. Thank you for allowing us to fall in love with Florence, it's truly a gem.
We had an amazing time touring Florence and understood so much more due to the great guide we had with Artviva (Brenda). Being a local, she was passionate and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Florence. Definitely a 5/5!
Our tour guide was excellent. He provided a great many historical details about the monuments and building and the way of life in past centuries. He made the city past come alive in a very meaningful way. We could imagine Galileo or Michelangelo walking the same streets. Our 3 hours were over too soon. The guide was from Augtralia, but truly could relate Florence history in a fun way.
My family's ArtViva tours on Dec. 22, 2015 were everything we paid for. Brenda walked us around the city center pointing out the architecture, symbols, statues and great places to eat/hang out. Her in depth description of Michelangelo's David was so interesting, even my teens/young adults listened and remembered. Fantastic!
In the afternoon, Hilde was our guide through the Uffizie Galleries. She gave an art history lesson that was forever memorable. Again, the teen/20's kids were listening. We got so much out these private tours. Well worth it!
The tour was excellent. Our guide, Adrianne, was very knowledgeable and able to answer our many questions. She also went above and beyond her duty by helping keep our three-year-old entertained during the lunch so that we could enjoy ourselves without worry.
Our fantastic Super Special - Venice in One Glorious Day.
Small-group, quality Venice tours at a great discount price. All the must-sees of Venice, plus a free boat transfer to the Island of Glass: Murano.
In the company of our expert Venice tour guide, step onto the setting of one of the world's grandest mercantile ‘dynasties' on this small-group Venice tour.
Experience the pomp and pageantry of the magnificent Doges, whose wizened exteriors masked a steel will to control international market forces.
Luxurious boat ride along the Grand Canal offering unique vistas of grand palaces, heart-stopping views, film locations, intrigue, scandal and lifestyles of the rich and famous.
A Grand Canal tour with an extra-small group and an excellent guide!
Step into another world and explore quintessential Venice at its most sumptuous best as we reveal the fascinating ancient world of the Gondola.
An exclusive trajectory through Venice’s most charming canals and intriguing waterways that weave through Venice's charming centre.
Nothing compares with seeing the splendid façade of St Mark's Basilica bathed in a golden afternoon light.
Embrace a millennium of glorious history as the sun glints off its domed sentinels and gleaming mosaics on this introduction to St Mark's Square and its splendid Basilica.
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Discover the crossroads to the medieval world's most glorious homage to human ingenuity on a private tour spanning the centuries, from the Venice of Marco Polo to contemporary Venetian life.
Enjoy a wine tasting in Venice with a Sommelier in some of Venice’s most charming, typical ‘Bacari’ food and wine bars.
Taste typical Venetian ‘cicchetti’, plus visit the world-famous Rialto Bridge and marke on this great private tour in Venice!
Glide along the Venetian canals in a private gondola, with musicians to serenade you.
What could be more splendid than this exclusive Venice experience enjoyed as the sun sets and the city winds down for the evening?
Learn to row gondola-style in an exclusive activity with a great English-speaking guide in this easy and entertaining gondola class.
Glide through Venice's prettiest canals and out into the Venetian lagoon as you learn how to be a Gondolier on this private lesson!
In the Middle Ages, business in Venice was booming and the merchant class was rich and powerful.
This private tour focuses on a time when Venice was one of Italy's most important ports, the Western gateway to the silk route, trading exotic spices from the East.
More than a city, Venice is a living museum.
Our walking tour spans the centuries beginning with the Venice of Marco Polo and ending with contemporary Venetian life and the race against time to save the city from sinking into the canals on which it was built.
See the ancient craft of glass making protected for centuries in one of Venice's most illustrious glass artisan work shops.
With a private skipper and guide accompanying you, glide through picturesque canals, out to Venice lagoon and to the island of glass on a luxury motorboat.
Begin your evening in Venice with a dreamy gondola ride down Venice's beautiful canals.
Once the only mode of transportation in Venice, a gondola ride is still the best way to see the city as the Venetians did hundreds of years ago.
Visit three of Venice's islands in your own private motor boat! Take a break from the crowds with this very special tour of three of the lesser known islands, each with a unique history and beauty all its own.
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Whether you wish to bike ride through the Tuscan hills, treat your family to the art cities, experience Italy's rich gourmet and wine heritage, explore your artistic side, or have a romantic honeymoon vacation, we can arrange it all.
Visit a glass factory on the island of Murano to explore the creation of glass masterworks.
Enjoy the luxury of being collected from your hotel* on Venice island, and being taken to visit Murano's greatest artisans at work on this motorboat transfer - free with our Venice in One Glorious Day Package.