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Private Shore Trips Reviews & Comments


It was AMAZING! Best tour of all on ports, and will definitely refer my clients for your tour.

Sandy H., Dreams Are Forever Travel Agency, Rochester MN - Oct 2016

Monaco, Marseille and Barcelona

We are home now and were very pleased with our tours.The guide and driver in Barcelona was the best. Thanks for everything!

Cindy G., Vanessa ON Canada - Oct 2016

Livorno, Portofino, Nice

All 3 of your guides did a fantastic job, we were very happy with the service and the people.

Andrew F., Victoria Australia - Oct 2016

Cannes and Marseille

Just want to say thank you for your locating the camera and for arranging the shore excursions while were France. Please advise how we go about writing a review for the excellent service we received during our trip to the Mediterranean.

Phan L., Calgary, AB Canada - Sep 2016


I did the "Best of Montenegro" tour on September 17, 2016. The tour was incredible and I was hoping you could get me in touch with the tour guide, Petra. Thank you!

Kimberly P., Kinnelon, NJ - Sep 2016


The Ostia tour was simply excellent. We rode in a big bus, quite funny. Our guide Fabricio was great. He is a linguist, anthropologist, and a historian. We learned a lot from him.

Judy C., Rochester MN - Sep 2016


All went well on the tour. The group had a good time. Thanks!

Don A. - Expedia CruiseShipCenters Westwood, Port Coquitlam, BC Canada - Sep 2016


We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze. Our tour guide was great and very accommodating. We had a great time and would use and recommend your company in the future.

Debra N., Clarendon Hills IL - Sep 2016


I just wanted to thank you and your office in France for a wonderful tour. My entire family had a great time and all the tour guides, Nora and Tihbo and the other gentleman were absolutely amazing. We toured in Italy before our trip to France and by far they were the best. They were kind and accommodating to our group. So thank you for suggesting them and please send our regards to them. I will surely recommend your company to my clients and friends/family. And will definitely use you for our future trips. Thank you again.

Janelle N., Honolulu HI - Sep 2016

Monte Carlo / Monaco

Just a note to advise that my friend and I had a wonderful day with Pierre.

What a gentleman and a scholar. We had a history lesson, botanical lesson, geography lesson. Pierre provided a terrific recommendation for lunch as well as detailed walking directions for us at our destinations. All times and meetings were arranged and met. The drop off times and locations were perfect. Pierre knew where the important places are and how to get there and the route to make most efficient use of our time together.

Sandy and I had a very relaxing and educational tour of the three towns and saw a number of interesting sights on the way there and back. This day is the first day of a formal tour which we will start tomorrow. We are delighted with your services and recommend you very highly. We are happy that we extended the tour by one hour to allow for a nice lunch at St Paul de Vance.

Thanks to you and Pierre for a great start for our vacation in France. We can highly recommend your services.

Susanne G, West Chester PA - Sep 2016

St. Petersburg

Sorry for a very belated thank you to you for arranging another memorable trip for us in St. Petersburg.

As usual, the tour guide is nice and very knowledgeable. We were all amazing that she knows the stories behind all the drawings/arts displayed in the palace and museums. She also brought us to a local restaurant, the food was very good.
v I am so glad that I don’t need to shop around. I know I can trust you for arranging any excursions for us. I always tell my friends if they need excursions there, they should contact you.

Looking forward to another chance to work with you again.

Corrine H., Markham-Ontario, Canada - Aug 2016


I’ve been meaning to get in touch to thank you for arranging our amazing tour of the French Riviera. I’ve been really busy since we returned from holiday so thanks for the prompt!

The day was perfect and was everything we hoped for. Everyone really enjoyed it and I’ve just submitted a TripAdvisor review as below (it may not be published online yet) ……

I would recommend Private Shore Trips to anyone looking for a professional, well organised trip to the French Riviera. Ken Diaz was brilliant at suggesting an itinerary and making all booking arrangements; he responded to emails quickly and clearly wanted to provide a good service. Although the cost of the private tour was quite high it was less expensive per person than the cruise ship tours and we experienced so much more.

Our driver guide Kevin met us at the Cannes cruise ship terminal and immediately made us feel comfortable, ensuring he knew the main places that we hoped to visit. Our tour lasted around 7 hours and we saw so much; Cannes, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze and countless breaktaking views along the way. Kevin was a fantastic guide, telling us interesting stories and anecdotes as well as giving us information about the history and culture of the area. His English was superb and he really thought about the individual interests of our group of 10 family members with an age range of 11 to 78! Kevin planned regular stops to ensure that although we had a really full day it didn't feel rushed and he more than fulfilled our expectations. A really memorable day!

Jayne M., Stockport-Cheshire, UK - Aug 2016

Monte Carlo / Monaco / Marseille

Thanks for asking! Our trip was wonderful! Our driver and guide in Marseilles was very good and very professional and was very accommodating to our requests.

Thanks to you and Pierre for a great start for our vacation in France. We can highly recommend your services.

Yolanda K., Orland Park IL - Aug 2016


Thank you for your email. We had the most wonderful day out on The French Riviera, and our driver Pierre was great, knowledgeable and accommodating.

Would definitely use the company again,

Joan M., Widnes, Cheshire, UK - Aug 2016

Berlin, Klaipeda, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn

All of the tours were great. Thanks for all your help. I am sure we will be in touch again. Thank you very much!

Bob O., Rothesay NB - Canada - Jul 2016

Toulon, Monte Carlo and Florence

Everything was great. Pick up and return to ship were perfectly on time. Guide was very good and van was fine. Will recommend you for future travel.

Alvin S., Baltimore, MD - Jul 2016


Everything went well. Everyone enjoyed the trip. I will definitely contact you in the future. Thanks again!

Mike S., Braintree, MA - Jul 2016

Civitavecchia - Rome

After comparison of several tour excursion, Luka was by far our favorite due to his wealth of knowledge of the city, his passion for his work and his inviting personality. It was our first trip to Rome, and we had the most enjoyable and comprehensive tour in the 8 hours that would certainly lead to additional visits to the city.

Sue M., St. Charles IL - Jul 2016

Koper and Naples

We are now back in Australia after our vacation. Thank you for your email, the tours organized through you were wonderful. Koper to Lake Bled and Ljubljana was a highlight, the guide was very informative without being over bearing, the sites were exceptional. The Amalfi coast (we have been before) was beautiful, Positano was very busy so I would most probably return in the off season.The guide again was very good!

Michael T., Eltham Victoria - Australia - Jun 2016


We safely returned from our trip to Paris. We wanted to thank you once again for our outstanding tour. Valerie is to be commended for fulfilling all our must sees, but adding her personal touches, humor, and knowledge of Paris. Even though we had 2 days of rain she made our days seem filled with sunshine. One suggestion we might make is when ticket are procured that the guide should be included. The driver was fantastic also very calm in Paris traffic…glad we didn’t have to drive ourselves.Our sincerest gratitude for once again providing us with an outstanding family trip.

Andy G., Marietta NY - Jun 2016


Our tour of the French Riviera was awesome and we enjoyed our guide.I believe his named is Yannick. Please let him know that we hope he is ok and that we really enjoyed meeting him and touring the area with him. I haven't done reviews yet on Tripadvisor but will be doing so soon..

Jennifer G., Erie CO - Jun 2016


We had a very nice tour with Marie today. She really was very good and we had a lot if fun with her - she really took us to great places! She was a lovely person and appreciated our American sense of humor, which not all Europeans appreciate or get!

Janice S., Berkley MA - Jun 2016

Cannes and Valletta

We enjoyed both the tours in Nice and Malta!! Both guides were very good passionate and kind. We lived Eze!! We decided against the perfume factory tour as Pierre told us it was very touristy! The guide in Malta was really good too. This was an interesting place and the shorter tour was just enough time. Thanks for your help!

Stephanie E., Tucson AZ - Jun 2016


Thank you for checking back! Yes, they came back on July 4 and reported back to me that everything went very well. Also, they mentioned that all arrangements at the port worked out very well. Thanks again and we will come back to you.

Hilda S., Valley Travel Group - Van Nuys CA - Jun 2016

Villefranche and Kotor

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time on both excursions purchased from your company! On both trips our drivers and guides did a wonderful job! You will be pleased to know that if we are ever are looking for a private excursion we would not hesitate in the least to use your company! We would surely recommend you to anyone. Thank you very much!!!! Keith and The Delaware Destroyers

Keith E., Wilmington DE - Jun 2016


The tour was just amazing. I'm so happy I booked it with you. We loved our tour person Paul he was very informative and made our tour very special. Thank you for everything.

Tina H., Sun Valley CA - Jun 2016


We returned from Rome last evening. Both of the Private Shore Trips that we took went very well. We had excellent service. Thank you again for making the change of dates on the second trip - it worked out very well.

Norman G., Toronto ON - Jun 2016


Just to let you know it all went well! Thank you!

Catherine T., Buxworth Derbyshire, UK - Jun 2016

Rome and Florence

Yes, your folks are fabulous as usual. In Tuscany we had the same driver, Sylvia, who we had 2 years ago. We now call her "Cousin Sylvia" and have really formed a great friendship. Our driver in Rome is now our "Uncle Luca". All of the drivers were awesome and really took good care of us. Thanks again for your help.

N. Caughman, Fairfield CA - Jun 2016

Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes and Marseille

We had a great time. Tours were great. The tour guides were really professional. We had a miscommunication in one port about the waiting area but it was resolved. Looking forward to our next trip!

Iliana P., Loxahatchee, FL - Jun 2016

St. Petersburg, Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen

Everything was very smooth, always on time, comfortable vehicles, friendly drivers, and knowledgable guides really made the trip memorable. Thanks again!

Sergio A., San Antonio TX - Jun 2016


All went very well! Thank you for checking in.

Joanna R., Sausalito CA - Jul 2016


I just wanted you to hear that I have outstanding feedback from the large family of 7 that you arranged a private Berlin in early June. Apparently the guide, Greta, was beyond impressive and not only kept the history buffs fascinated, but entertained the remainder of the family and the one year old too! Apparently she is the best guide they have ever booked anywhere:).

I hope this is good news to end the week and Happy 4th!

L. Rockett, Travel Agent - Jun 2016

Nice, France

We had a fantastic time!! Everything was perfect thanks so much for you expertise.

Paula S., Kennewick, WA - May 2016

Monte Carlo / Monaco

Everything went fine other than traffic congestion at the port at time of pick up. Our guide Richard was accommodating to my husband's mobility problem - just what we wanted - other than missing out on Monaco's Royal Palace (maybe due to the Grand Prix traffic).

Jo Ann G., Winston-Salem, NC - May 2016

Naples, Rome, Florence and Cannes

Thanks for the email. We got home safe and sound on Sunday around 6ish.

Tours were fantastic. We had a wonderful time.

I really appreciated your help with the bookings. It was nice to be with just me and the kids.

All the best and if I know anyone who is planning a trip like we did I will certainly pass along your info.

Kathy S., Kitchener ON - Canada - May 2016

Kusadasi, Athens, Mykonos, Olympia, Chania

We had a wonderful voyage through the Aegean Sea and Greece. In general, all of our excursions and guides were fantastic. In every case, the guides were at the designated meeting areas before we arrived and easily identified with my name on a large sign. The drivers were professional, safe, and cautious, and the vehicles were clean and comfortable. We found the tour guides to be very friendly, knowledgeable, courteous, and flexible. Please find below the list of guides beginning with our favorite to least preferred:

1. Ephesus - Yesim - ****** - very knowledgeable, deep depth of history, warm, personality plus (had lunch with us), she is the total package).
2. Athens – Loula - ***** - brilliant biblical scholar and archeologist, great listener and attentive to our interests, warm, engaging, very sweet lady.
3. Myconos/Delos – Yolanda - ***** - brilliant, passionate, and exciting archeologist, expert on mythology, well-organized, fantastic teacher, engaging, captivating, high energy.
4. Olympia – Elena - **** - very friendly, knowledgeable of mythology and Olympia, very flexible, willing to spend as much time as we required.
5. Chania, Crete – Effy - **** knowledgeable, warm, great personality (had lunch with us), very flexible.

We have nothing but very high marks for your service and help. You did a fantastic job organizing all of our tours, gave us great recommendations, and were very timely and responsive through the entire process. We will gladly be using your service for future travel. Can’t thank you enough for helping to make our adventure so enjoyable and fulfilling.

Frank G., Palmetto FL - Canada - May 2016

TRAVEL AGENT REVIEW - Athens, Kusadasi, Salerno, Rome

Thanks so much for your help with my client that did several excursions through you last month in the Med. Linda even emailed me from Turkey to thank me for arranging the great tour in Ephesus - so thanks for making me look good!! They enjoyed all the tours we planned for them.

Sarah B., Travel-2-Go, Carmel IN - May 2016


Everything went well. I had Anne and she was excellent. The traffic that day was HORRIBLE due to the AC/DC concert, and we left Arles at 3:10 and arrived at 5:00 pm. Carnival ship buses were VERY VERY late.

John B., Palmetto, FL - May 2016


We were very happy with our tour. Maria was a first-rate tour guide...very joyful and knowledgeable and accomodating to our group. She couldn't do enough for us. Our only complaint however is that she should have had a microphone and the van equipped with speakers. It was impossible to hear her in the back row with the air conditioning fan running. Our first tour in Livorno had such equipment and it made a big difference.

Would recommend your company for sure. Very professionally run and loved the pay system....very easy.

Joan G., Germantown MD - May 2016

Kusadasi and Rhodes

The guide was very good and could speak English very well. The vehicle that was used was also very good and is new.

Neil K., Bacolod, Philippines - May 2016


We had a wonderful time. Wish we had more time in. The drive is long.

And, oh my, it was hot!

If I had it over to do again, I would go to the Unesco site first, the historical park and spend time there before going to the other places.

I booked other tours with another company for China, and next time, I will see if you can book everything for us in all places.

Thank you for booking this tour for us.
Look forward in booking with you again.

I have customers who are going to Europe this summer. Will look online and see what else you might have for my customers.

Elizabeth B., Cruisemax Travel Agency, Newcastle WA - Mar 2016

Monte Carlo, Portofino and Florence

We had a fantastic time thanks to PrivateShoreTrips.
The members of your team were all excellent!

For the Monte Carlo portion, our guide was Excellent- however I would suggest the company have better "vans" than what we experienced. The windows were small for any photo op- and were in "locked: position, so we could not open. Van had been in accident recently and was not fixed. We did other tours with very nice Mercedes Benz vans and they were GREAT! Nonetheless our tour guide was great.

Portofino: Our guide was fantastic and it was a perfect trip to Cinque Terre!

Livorno: our driver was very nice, she offered tips to our visit in Florence and pointed out places of interest on our way to Florence.

Our group collectively agreed that we will use you next year for our holiday travels and you get an "A" for your organizational skills, keeping us posted on travel advisory, etc.

Thank you!

Frank R., Orland, FL - Apr 2016

Nice, France

Thank you for checking in with me. The excursion in Monaco was exceptional. They company and driver did a wonderful job of adjusting to the change in port plans for our Windstar cruise ship. At the last minute they changed the arrival port from Monte Carlo to Antibes due to high winds. The company not only accommodated the last minute change by having the driver meet us in Antibes, but they also didn't charge us for the extra hour incurred by the driver, Margo, having to drive from Monte Carlo to Antibes. Margo was an exceptional tour guide. Her enthusiasm and knowledge were outstanding. We couldn't have been happier.

Cathy A., Saratoga Springs, NY - April 2016