My wife and I have two short days in Venice. Most guides we have researched offer a package tour for 3-4 hours with standard stops. We would like advice on an English speaking guide with a great sense of humor that could take us around the city in 5 hours (or more if needed) and visit offbeat locals. Arrive Oct 1.
We also would like a recommendation on a high end (4 -5 stars?) hotel that has spacious comfortable rooms with a balcony. Not concerned about spacious lobby or grand entrance (Gritti Palace type not wanted).
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