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Taormina

"Thank you. It was a perfectly wonderful tour. We appreciate your flexibility and assistance throughout. In the future, we will keep Private Shore Trips at the top of our list."

Kathleen C., New Brunswick NJ., November 2008

Naples

"We just returned from our cruise and had to say how great everything turned out, everyone was punctual and very knowledgable, it made our trip much more fun to be with just our group, i wont hesitate to recommend you and plan to use you again in the future..once again thanks it was wonderful."

Judy C., Knoxville TN, October 2008

Athens

"Our tour in Athens was amazing, Costas was our tour guide and it made all the difference in the world. He was so knowledgeable about the Greek history it made it so much more meaningful. We had 8 in our tour and the van was great and we saw everything we wanted to see. Costas found us a wonderful place for lunch in Plaka, a real treat, tasting all the Greek foods.....it is the only way to tour, in a small group with someone from the area. I am sure we learned so much more on this private tour, then one of the ship's shore excursions. I will definitely recommend your website and the next time we travel we will definitely be contacting you. Thanks again."

Bev F., Fripp Island SC, October 2008

French Riviera

"Our trip was great and our guide Stephanie was excellent. She took us to all of the main points between Cannes and Monte Carlo. She's also a very good driver getting us in and out of very small places. Our favorite part of the tour was EZE village. We are planning another trip next year probably a cruise this time to/from Rome or Barcelona."

Dale G., Miami FL, October 2008

Kusadasi and Istanbul

"Thank you for the Email inquiring about our guided tours in Turkey. I have been meaning to take the time to write to you in order to let you know how very much we enjoyed our time in Istanbul and Kusadasi/Ephesus. The tours you arranged were perfect and we could not have asked for better guides than the ones you provided. In particular, I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with Aret, our guide in Istanbul. As it turned out, Istanbul was the highlight of our trip (which included stops in Rome,Venice, Athens and several of the Greek Islands). I am sure this is due in no small part to having such a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Aret introduced us to, and entertained us with, the marvels of Istanbul. He gave us a real appreciation for Turkey and Turkish culture. He did this all the while being sensitive to our American culture and customs. He made us feel as if he enjoyed our company and enjoyed the task of showing us his part of the world. The experience of Istanbul is one I will never forget. Thank you for arranging such a perfect part of our trip. Sincerely yours."

Kelly C., Charleston WV, October 2008

Istanbul and Kusadasi

"I just have to tell you how great the three tours were. "Denis" was our guide in Istanbul and was prompt, courteous, and very informative. He took us to parts of the Spice Market that we would never had seen on a ship's tour, and the trip up the Bosphorus was fabulous. In Kusadasi we had Sammy who was was very charming and outgoing and full of facts. He told us more about Ephesus than we could assimilate. We all concurred that we would use Private Shore Trips again!!! We most heartily recommend both guides."

Lala M., Vera Beach FL, October 2008

French Riviera

"The idea of booking a tour outside of the cruise ship was scarry, but we are so glad that we did. Our south of France tour was by far the best excursion we did on the entire 12 day cruise. Our driver Pascal was very knowledgeable about the area and about Europe in general. His English was spectacular and seemed genuinely excited about his job. We can't thank you enough for helping us book this tour and we will definitely keep you in mind for the next time we go to Europe. By the way, when you have more people book tours in the South of France, I would definitely recommend letting them know that if they miss Eze, they will truely be missing out. Thanks again!"

Jim G., Willoughby OH, October 2008

Italy and Turkey

"The tours were great that we booked, I would certainly book more private tours, some of them are a little pricey, but the ones we booked were
certainly good, the guides were very knowledgeable."

Linda R., Calgary AB Canada, October 2008

Marseille, French Riviera, Rome, Livorno

"Everything was wonderful. The guides were very
knowledgeable, cars clean and itineraries perfect. Everyone was ready to meet us when we got off the ship and my grandparents were very pleased with the minimal walking.

Of specific note, Florence was spectacular. My grandparents have been to the city many times and commented that they felt as though this trip they truly saw it for the first time. Sylvia's driving ability was impressive as she was able to squeeze into the tightest of spots and get us up close to everything. She navigated the city streets with ease, allowing us access to areas my grandparents had never reached due to limited mobility.

My only negative comment is about the port of Marseille itself. Our guide was obviously very passionate about the city but we didn't find it that wonderful. I think she was disappointed when we asked to return to the ship after 3 hours instead of the full 4. Please know this was not her fault. In retrospect we would rather have spent the day shopping in the marina area. Live and learn!"

Jaclyn G., Mableton GA., October 2008

Cannes, Split, Valletta

"Thank you for the email. We surely enjoyed the trip to Europe. The three tours we booked through you were excellent. The guides were excellent, with a real in depth understanding of the history and culture of the places we visited. Weather was very good in Cannes and Malta. A little morning rain storm in Split, but it cleared after lunch. Everything was very flexible and I believe we got to see everything that we wanted to. The group found the price to reasonable, especially compared to the ship tours and large bus groups that they deal with. I think we got to see some very interesting areas that the buses normally can’t reach. We have advised our travel agent of the services you provide and our satisfaction with them."

George C., Whitby Ontario, October 2008

Barcelona, Villefranche, Livorno, Malaga, Lisbon and Vigo

"Thank you for warm welcome back, glad to be home. Thank you for all the arrangements we definitely we’ll refer you to all our friends traveling to Europe. All the guides were very informative and knowledgeable people. It was a pleasure working with you."

Janna B., Granada Hills CA, Sep – Oct 2008

Katakolon and Sibenik

"Having just returned from my Mediterranean cruise with my husband and four friends I just want to say how much we all enjoyed our Private Shore Trips. The arrangements all went as planned and the guides - Katie in Katakolon and Karmen in Sibenik - were excellent. They both spoke very good English, were interesting and informative and were also good company. I would highly recommend them to any future travelers and will definitely use Private Shore Trips if I cruise again."

Liz R., Wymeswold England, September 2008

French Riviera

"We had a great time with your driver and tour guide. We enjoyed our trip to EZE, NICE and MONTE CARLO. I will be sure to pass your company on to my friends who would like to go over there. Once again thank you."

Ronald V., West Hurley NY, September 2008

French Riviera

"Hi The trip was great. Although we paid for a 15 passenger van we received two mini vans. I do consider this an upgrade. They were able to get us closer to the top in Eze than we would have gotten with the 15 passenger bus. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I will recommend your service to others. I am writing a review to be posted on both trip advisor and Cruise Critic. Thank you for all your help."

Bob C., West Hartford CT, September 2008

Kusadasi

Great job by Orchen in Ephesus. I was particularly impressed that your tour company uses both a driver and a guide. The enhancement of the tour was significant. We had 5 guided tours on this trip (none of them provided by Celebrity cruises ... I arrange them myself). Orchen's tour in Ephesus was in the top 2. Please pass on my best to Orchen. I told him I was going to write and give him "props."

Jeff and Ann B., Lilburn GA, September 2008

French Riviera

"Our driver and tour guide were fabulous. I would highly recommend Private Shore Trips to anyone. Our guides were so accommodating, and their knowledgeable of the area including many cities visited afforded our ability to see and experience much more than any tours offered by the cruise lines. Instead of the limited times and destinations offered by the cruise line, we were able to experience many “spots” known only to locals as well as the “cannot-be-missed” attractions. Our guide also provided historical facts about the places we were seeing which added to the flavor. We can’t thank you enough for the personable professionalism extended by your company. Please feel free to utilize me as a very satisfied customer reference at any time."

Kathryn B., Indio CA, September 2008

French Riviera

"Our tour was remarkable! I forgot our tour guides name, can you find out and let me know as I have some friends going to Nice in June. I will give them your information but would like them to use our tour guide. Thanks again for planning such a memorable tour."

Wendy E., Metairie LA, September 2008

French Riviera

"The shore trip was great! It was so much better to have a private tour, as opposed to the bus tours that the cruise line contracted with. We saw more sites than would have been possible any other way, our driver was knowledgable, and an expert driver, and she (Sabrina) got us back to the ship on time! She even had time to drop my older son off early so he could watch the USA-China basketball game on TV in his cabin. If I find myself doing another cruise in Europe, I will contact your company to set up the shore trips."

Robert A., Bellaire TX, August 2008

Kusadasi and Istanbul

"We would be happy to recommend your service to any of our friends.. Your guides were professional, and knowledgeable, and aside from the heat we had a wonderful time....Thank you for your help."

Don S., Studio City CA, August 2008

French Riviera

"Just wanted to let you know that everything worked out great with our tour with Yannick for the French Riviera on 8/24/08 - He is an excellent tour guide and I saw everything I wanted to. It was a dream come true! I would highly recommend your company to anyone who may be considering a private tour - it is well worth the money!! Thank You!!"

Karen H, Columbus NJ, August 2008

French Riviera

"Thank you. We had a great time. Our tour in Nice, France and Monaco that you arranged for us was nothing less than excellent. We had Pierre as our driver/tour guide. He was great. He spoke English very well, got along very well with all us, and took us everywhere we could possibly go in the time we had. He also was always aware that my dad was in a wheelchair, and took us to places that were better accessible for wheelchairs. We had several tours for our Europe trip, and I would say that this tour ranked as the best or second best that we had. The driver/tour guide makes all the difference because of their knowledge of the area, their friendliness, their ability to communicate with us, and their ability to make the most of our time. With that, Pierre was excellent and did a superb job. I will definately keep you in mind for future tours for me and my family and also will refer you to others. Thanks again."

Dipesh P., Portland OR, August 2008

Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki

"I can't explain how happy my group was. They said, It was an unforgetable trip! Let me tell you, the 4 days tour of Estonia, Russia and Finland were the best. All the tour guides were incredibly good. They were always on time and waiting for us.Thank you, I am very pleased I went thru Private Shore Trips. You can give me and my company Corporate Travel Services as reference anytime."

Travel Agent - Lynn S. with Corporate Travel Services, New York NY, August 2008

Dubrovnik, Corfu, Katakolon, Kusadasi, Valetta, Messina, Livorno, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Palermo and Naples

"Mr Northover had a wonderful holiday and services you booked were much appreciated and enhanced his overall experience.. We shall certainly use you for future bookings. Many thanks." 


Travel Agent - Janeene F., Jetset, North Melbourne, August 2008

Split, Croatia-
"I just wanted to send you a note on how much our group enjoyed your services especially the driver and guide. They were so knowledgeable about the locations and were so pleasant to be with. Thank you very much for making our trip memorable."

Jim M, with Cruises Inc., Ft Lauderdale FL., August 2008

Athens and Corfu

"We had a wonderful time in Greece!!! Our guides in Athens and Corfu were fantastic! They both were friendly and very informative, and they made our short visit worthwhile."

Allison C., Humboldt IA, August 2008

French Riviera and Italy

"I just wanted to thank you, again, for assisting us with our private tours in France and Italy! We had the most wonderful visits and I want to specifically say how great the tour guides/drivers were. We enjoyed spending the day(s) with all of them and would recommend your company, and those specific guides, to anyone traveling to those locations. They helped in making our first trip to Nice and (3 ports in) Italy very memorable! We've been home a week and can't stop talking about our trip...I'm not sure we will! Merci... Grazie... Thank you,"

Cindy C., Ashburn VA., August 2008

Split, Piraeus and Istanbul

“I just wanted to thank you and your company for providing excellent excursions for Mr. Holmes & Family during their recent Black Sea Cruise. They had a great time”

Sue O. (Personal Assistant to Mr. Holms), Chelmsford Essex UK., August 2008

Naples, Rome and Istanbul

"Our trip was fabulous and all the logistics worked out well, including your private shore trips. For our family, that was the way to go. Far more flexibility and personalization than the bus tours and more cost effective than getting the vans through the ship. We definitely will recommend your site and tours, and will sign up again on future trips! Thanks for your suggestions and help."

Jim W, Estero FL, July 2008

Naples and Villefranche

"Our trips in Naples and Villefranche were terrific. The guides were knowledgeable, interesting, and very enjoyable. Our guide in Amalfi knew just where to take us for an amazing lunch and in Villefrance our guide adapted to a huge traffic jam and strike in France so that we maximized our time and enjoyment. They were flexible, prompt and it was all around superb!!"

Myra G, Watchum NJ, July 2008

Sicily and Athens

"Thank you very much for contacting us. Our tours were wonderful from start to finish. In Sicily, we had Angela and she was superb. In Athens, our guide was ill and we had a replacement named Georgia. She was one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met. She was definitely better with the older people in our group. We ranged from 7-77 so it was a hard group to talk to. Everything was timely, and we would definitely use your company again. Thanks."

Lisa C, Fountain Hills AZ, July 2008

Venice, Katakolon, Santorini and Piraeus

"We had a wonderful trip. All the tours that you arranged were fabulous. The guides were very knowledgeable, flexible, and more than accommodating. I can’t thank you enough for all you help. We will definitely use Private Shore Trips again and tell all our friends about you."

Missy R., Fort Worth, TX, July 2008

Villefranche, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Santorini and Dubrovnik

"It was absolutely wonderful and thanks to the fabulous tour guides we were able to see so much more than we had ever hoped. I cannot say one bad thing about the experience as a whole. Again, thank you so much for arranging everything. I just wanted to give you my feedback because this is how you will make decisions about tours in the future. I can say that I will definitely want to hire you again and I know that feedback is important in providing the best of the best for your clients.

Thank you so much again for all your hard work and all that you did for us. The entire family was so impressed with everything! It was comforting to know that we weren't in a "cattle call" everyday and that everything was tailored to our needs. We had family ages three to sixty on this trip so flexibility was key. The cost was no more than if we had used the ship's excursions and we know that we saw twice as much as we could have with their excursions."

Susan H, Las Vegas NV, July 2008

Katakolon

"Maria was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, energetic, entertaining & passionate. I highly recommend her to anyone visiting anywhere in Greece and will specifically seek her out for our next visit."

James H., McDononga, GA July 2008

Gdansk

"Thank you for helping us with the guide in Gdansk. Everything worked out well and we were very pleased with our guide and driver. We will certainly recommend Private Shore Trips to our friends."

Susan S, New York NY., July 2008

French Riviera

"We are back from our holiday and everything went off without a hitch. The tour guide you recommended- Anthony, was fantastic. He really knew the landscape and was extremely well informed. My son asked many questions (some that he knew the answers to already) and Anthony was ready and able to tackle them. He was also funny and friendly- these qualities are very important when dealing with people. I am inexperienced with computers and was very nervous booking on line and giving my credit number out but you guys made it effortless which made the whole travel experience great. I will definitely recommend your company. Thanks again."

Janet T, Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 2008

Kusadasi and Istanbul

Everything went smoothly on our excursions. The meal in Istanbul wasn’t the greatest, but our guides were pleasant and informative. The excursions booked through the cruise line were inferior to yours in many respects..including cost. We will be happy to use you in the future."

Tom R., Diamond Bar, CA, July 2008

French Riviera

"I should have written long before now to tell you how FABULOUS our excursion was in Cannes!!!!!!!! Marjorie and the driver (not sure of his name) were awesome. They made great suggestions about places to see at our stops, suggested a couple of places we hadn't planned (but loved) and were truly gems to us! We ALL loved them! I can't say enough nice things about them and the service. Many thanks for helping to make our trip wonderful..... the entire cruise was great too!!! We will definitely use Private Shore Trips again if we get back over there!"

Kay W., Richmond Va., July 2008

French Riviera

"Thank you for organizing a wonderful experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure that we saw the changing of the guard in Monaco and he suggested that my husband would like a ride in a ferrari around the race track which he thoroughly enjoyed. I have recommended you to a friend who will be traveling to France next year."

Leonie B, Sydney Australia, July 2008

French Riviera

"Thank you for the tour service you provided us from Cannes. The two vehicles you provided were first class and the two driver guides were exceptional. Your service made our visit to Cannes and Monte Carlo a most memorable one. I would have no hesitation in using your service in the future and recommending your service to my friends."

Don C, Caledon Ontario - Canada, July 2008

French Riviera

"All tours ran smoothly and according to our needs. Guides very informative and friendly. We had a great time. Thanks again."

Shelly T, Calabasas CA, July 2008

French Riviera

"I wanted to take this opportunity to write you a quick note in regards to our Cannes tour on July 7th. Alexander, our tour guide, was just amazing. Our ship arrived in port a hour late and while we were concerned that we might miss our connection, Alexander was patiently waiting for us. As soon as we got into his van he was off to give us more than we asked for. He made sure we saw as much as possible and still have time to appreciate the absolutely beautiful areas. Our four children loved his good nature and were very comfortable with him. In just a few hours we felt he was part of the family. 

We saw six countries in 12 days on our cruise and we can honestly say our day in Cannes was one of the highlights. I will strongly recommend your company to anyone who asks and again thank you for affording us the opportunity to meet Alexander. Gratefully yours,"

Joe and Kim L. & Family, Rocky Hill, CT USA, July 2008

Gdansk

"Thank you for helping us with the guide in Gdansk. Everything worked out well and we were very pleased with our guide and driver. We will certainly recommend Private Shore Trips to our friends."

Susan S, New York NY., July 2008

Naples and Livorno

"Just got back in the office from our trip and wanted to let you know how awesome your guides were. Pasquali on the Pompeii / Amalfi coast tour was outstanding! He made the trip very personal and fun. His information / recommendation on Pompeii turned out great and when we talked to people who were with other tour guides they said they wished their guide had done the same. My mother in law adopted him by the end of the tour and we invited him to visit us in Texas if he gets a chance.

In Florence our guide Giuliani, once again was great and his knowledge of the area and history outstanding. He was even able to get us into an awesome restaurant for lunch that most tourists would never see. We will definitely contact you again when we travel abroad and we thank you for all your help."

Rick B, Salado TX, June 2008

French Riviera

"We had a "wonderful"' time with your guides. As a travel agent, I would highly recommend your company, and I already have to Wesley Rosenthal and Karel Kroos. Hopefully they have contacted you and booked an excursion or two. Thank you so much for all your help. I'm sure we will be e-mailing again. A lot of times I just give referrals on tours; if I'm doing to the cruise I just give them your e-mail."

Travel Agent Corinne S., Uniglobe Precise Travel, Columbus OH, June 2008

Barcelona

"I was very pleased with our tour of Barcelona. Had concern that we might have a problem with the airport meeting but it turned out well as the greeter was where she was supposed to be and the two groups were merged into one. Will keep your company in mind for all future trips."

Travel Agent Rick O., Josette's Travel, Lady Lake, FL June 2008

Livorno

"My family and I were very, very happy with the tour. Collectively and severally the 14 of us travel a lot. At the end of the day, all were in agreement that this was one of the very best tours we have experienced. The driver arrived on time and drove very safely. The bus was very clean and new. The tour guide (Stefano) was knowledgeable, gracious and offered us all a lot of insight and information in touring Lucca and Pisa. The allocation of time between the two towns (more to Lucca and less to Pisa) was perfect. Thank you for an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please send our regards to Stefano."

Keith W, Cherry Hill NJ, June 2008

Livorno

"Indeed the private shore trip to Pisa and Florence was fantastic. Our driver, Max was very friendly and helpful."

Anna A., Nicosia, Cyprus June 2008

Messina

"Just a quick note of thanks. We had Gertrude as a tour guide on Sicily. She was very knowledgeable, and very accommodating, with all of us. Wwe will recommend your company to anyone and everyone wanting to see the Sicily."

Brian D, Middleboro MA, June 2008

Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Piraeus, Santorini, Dubrovnik and Naples

“I am happy to relate that all the shore trips you arranged for us went off without a hitch. The tour buses were top notch, being nearly new. The tour guides were very informative and personable. In all cases I believe the tours to be as good as, or better than those offered by the cruise line. The great advantage was in having a group of only 10 persons. We were able to move around quickly and the smaller 14 passenger buses were able to get us into areas the large buses could not. I have been happy to recomment your services to several people already.

The greatest compliment we had to our tours, and thus your services, was in the obvious envy displayed by our fellow travelers. They could not believe the quality of the service, or the low prices. I would certainly be the first to use your services if we again cruise the Mediteranean.”

Larry W, Salina UT, June 2008

Piraeus

"Our guide in Athens wasn't just good, she was EXCELLENT. We had a great tour. I think that our day in Athens was the most memorable of the entire trip, thanks to the wonderful tour with Helen. She was informative and engaging, and great with our kids (ages 9 and 14)."

Linda F, Washington DC, June 2008

Marseille

"We are home and trying very hard to get back in our routine - it's hard!!! We had a fabulous trip and everything about it was perfect, including our excursion with Private Shore Trips. Our Guide was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating to our needs. She made our trip to Provence and Marseille most enjoyable. Thank you for all your help and, if we should ever return, we will certainly use your services again and we will recommend your service to others."

Judy H, Wakefield MA, June 2008

French Riviera

"All went well. We were quite pleased by the prompt, professional service. Your drivers were knowledgeable and the service was first rate."

Dennis S, Ann Arbor MI, June 2008

Kusadasi

"European cruise & Private Shore Trips were great! Dennis was our guide for Ephesus & he was out of this world! We were all so impressed with how he handled himself & his knowledge (not only about Ephesus, but everything). Diane could not really go with us on the tour due to the steps, etc. (she was in the minibus & thought she could walk without trouble, but then realized she was having a problem). Dennis had the driver take her to a few places to pick up some gifts & just explain to her about the area & that was so nice. The place he picked for lunch was out in the county & was one of the highlights of the tour (out of this world)! He is outstanding & everyone kept talking about him at dinner later in the evening. I will use you again, also I have told my friends about Travels with Friends & that your company is one they can trust."

Theresa R. & Friends, Reno NV, June 2008

French Riviera

"Excellent tour and guide! We had a great trip and we will certainly recommend you in the future. Thanks"

Zack R, Cummings GA, June 2008

Greece, Italy and Turkey

“What a great time all of us had. Mostly because of our tours with the people you booked us with. I can't say enough about our tours, guides, drivers and vehicles...All of us were impressed with each of them and have already recommended your company to people we know who have upcoming trips to Europe. Plans are being drawn up for our next trip in 2 years..I must admit I was afraid something would go wrong, and being the one in charge of the bookings all of the blame would fall on me if one of the tours didn't show up...Well what a hoot when we got off the boat in all 3 places and there was my name on the bus....Once again thank you for all of your help."

Peg T, Union KY, June 2008

Villefranche and Palermo

"We truly had the trip of a life time and your tour guides helps us make it that. Thank you very kindly, we would consider your again in any future trips".

George H, Mount Joy PA, June 2008

Livorno, Naples, Kusadasi and Piraeus

"We had a wonderful vacation. Every one of the tour guides were great. My family was really impressed with their knowledge, service, and friendliness. I was pleasantly surprised with how much better an experience we had compared to the Princess Cruise Ship Tours. For example, our tour guide for the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii knew that Pompeii was closed until 11:30 AM and changed our itinerary to travel along the coast in the morning and go to Pompeii at the end of the day. The other tours just took people to the gate and waited for two hours.

Thanks again. My wife and kids felt that each guide was a "friend" by the end of the tour. The guides in Florence and Ephesus were probably the highlight for us. The Mercedes vans that were used in most cities were always nice. I've already recommended you to a friend."

Walter H, Union Hall VA, June 2008

Barcelona, Malta and French Riviera

"Malta was just a perfect schedule - enough to see the city and hear all about its history, etc... looks like a very interesting port to drive by... unfortunately though we had such a limited time there!

Nice/Eze/Monte Carlo was our absolute favourite .... the destinations were breathtaking and stole our hearts! and the cherry on the icing of this tour were our GUIDES ... who were both such darlings, accommodating and very eager to show us special, out of the way places... we had great fun with them (despite we were in 2 mini vans) they are the TOP of the TOPS!!! Definitely would commend them!

Most definitely would recommend your services to colleagues ... and we already did ... ! I hope our friend's sister who'll be cruising in Europe next month have contacted you yet? Let me know so I could follow up. Again, our sincerest appreciation and gratitude for your great service!"

Socorro L, Vancouver BC, June 2008

Monte Carlo, Livorno and Piraeus

"Let me take this opportunity to thank you and the three different companies that we toured with. Each tour group was wonderful. My parents were so impressed with the guides, drivers and the exceptionally clean vans. This trip was absolutely flawless and we owe a lot of that to your company and the tour companies that you put us in contact with."

Christy N, Kilgore TX, June 2008

Izmir, Dubrovnik and Naples


"The trip was wonderful but even better were your Private Shore Trips. We took two shore trips with the cruise line and were very disappointed!! The price was high, the guides were not that helpful or informative and we felt like we were a bunch of cattle being herded in and out within a designated time frame! All three tours that we took with Private Shore Trips were FANTASTIC!! The guides were very knowledgeable, accommodating, flexible and absolutely wonderful people. Since we got home we are telling everyone we know that when they cruise to take their off shore touring packages only from your company and NOT the cruise line. Whenever we cruise we will contact you to see if you have tours for our location. I can't thank you enough for making our vacation a real experience to remember. Your tour guides are the best!!!"

Shila H., Milton DE, May 2008

Villefranche, Livorno and Naples

"We had a wonderful time. The guides you provided were superb! Having our own car / guide allowed us to see so much more and to make adjustments to suit our needs... which we did with each tour. The guides were always accommodating. We would definitely recommend Private Shore Trips as the way to go. Cheers."

Nancy P., Wake Forest NC, May 2008

Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki

"Thanks so much for your attentions.. my tours all perfect.. i write my recommend to you in spanish no problem ok.

Quiero agradecerte Ken todas tus atenciones, excelente comunicacion y coordinacion al organizarnos a nuestro grupo de 6 personas; los tour privados en espanol, en nuestro Crucero por el Baltico. Los guias muy profesionales, con excelente espanol, en especial la guia de Tallinn estonia con una gran calidad humana y culta. Recomiendo ampliamente el profesionalismo de Private Shore Trips."

Maria Mudd, Mexico, May 2008

French Riviera

"We had a great cruise and a wonderful tour in France. Our driver was fabulous and showed us so much. He was able to get us into Monaco at a very busy time and showed us exactly where to go to see everything. We will go back in 2010 and will definitely use your tour service again. Thank-you"

Ann H, Ft Myers FL, May 2008

Katakolon

"Thanks so much for arranging our shore excursion to Olympia. Our guide, Saska, was waiting for us at the pier.s She was informative, considerate and entertaining the entire tour. Our entire group of nine people were very impressed with her and the tour. Thanks again for your planning. It was wonderful!"

Donna W., Davidson NC, May 2008

French Riviera

"My French trip ended a month ago and we enjoyed it tremendously. Yannick proved to be very nice and great assistance in everything."

Siriporn T., Bangkok Thailand, April 2008

French Riviera

"Thank you...we had a great day with Anthony. We would definitely refer others to you...and we will call you again when we are in that area!"

Judy G, Lakewood CO, April 2008

French Riviera

"We are back from our Mediterranean cruise and the tour in Monaco, Nice, Monte Carlo and Eze on Thursday, April 24th. We want to let you know our tour guide, Anthony, did a fabulous job. He certainly made the tour great. He even suggested we visit the town of St. Paul. He was right. It was wonderful. He provided so much information that made everything more interesting. Thank you again and Thank Anthony for us again. We will be happy to recommend your services to all our friends. Again, thank you for making our visit an enjoyable occasion."

Nancy S., York Pa, April 2008

Kusadasi

"The cruise was wonderful, as was the entire trip. The guide services we had in Istanbul through you were excellent. Dennis was our guide and he was delightful, spoke perfect English and mixed his knowledge with humor, which the group loved. He even took us to a little local favorite restaurant of his for lunch. We will look forward to working with you again in the future."

Jacquie W., Cary NC, April 2008

French Riviera

"I just wanted to let you know that all went perfectly with our arrangements. Anthony was great and we enjoyed a delightful day. Ended up doing Eze, Rothschild gardens and lunch in Nice. Perfect, thanks for your help."

Susan L., Clay NY, April 2008

Athens and Istanbul

"Just would like to thank you. All the excursions in Greece and in Turkey were great, everything was just as described. I´ll recommend you!"

Rosemary S., Amazonas Brazil, February 2008