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Naples, Rome Florence and the French Riviera

I want to thank you and your organization for a well laid out plan that was executed to perfection. Each pickup and tour went off without a hitch. The ability to email you and work out a last minute pick up change for our final day was wonderful. All drivers were prompt.

Anyone debating whether its worth the little extra money to “go private” needs to understand that IT IS! A perfect example is when we were in Rome we drove by the Vatican and THERE WAS NO LINE; and it was a Wednesday! We had our entire trip arranged around NOT going into the Vatican. Once the driver pointed it out we said – were skipping a sit down lunch – and then we were able to a quick 1-1/2 hours in the Vatican and even went to the top of the dome! THIS NEVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED WITH A 12 – 40 person tour! Privacy has its perks and this was only one of them!

· Naples/Pompeii: We cannot remember the name of the driver however he was very knowledgeable and his English was very good. He was always in the spot to “remeet” when he said. He also gave us a gift of some pasta from him and “The Comapany.”

· Rome: Gino was our driver. Although all the vans were nice newer and clean, this was the nicest van. It was a Black Mecedes with a “limo type” club seating in the rear which was nice. Even though I had my own - Gino even had an extra cell phone to call on when we would split up. He was very professionally dressed and apologized for his English BUT probably was the best of all of them – he was very humble and knowledgeable about the whole town. If I went back to Rome I’d like to spend 3 days with him. He took us to little “secret” places that we know the “busses” are not going to! He texted me the following day thanking us for the business and his gratuity.

· Pisa/Florence: Vito was our driver. Again a “Local” right after Pisa he offered to call some friends at a Winery if we wanted to stop – we said of course were in Tuscany! He made a phone call and the people opened their 400 acre winery to us and gave us a private tour and tasting! Made us feel like real VIP’s. and yes of course we bought some wine.

· Cannes/Monaco: Noelle-Lynn was our driver. English was OK but France is a very different accent. I will say that I think the language may have caused some confusion which caused a bit of tension – but again the accent and the French culture is part of it. In the end --- it was all good!

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Thank you for your help and for being there. We would definitely use you again.

In fact if you do anything in Alaska we are going June 2017!"

Mark G., Erie PA - Nov 2015

St. Petersburg and Rostock

Returned from our Baltic Cruise last evening and wanted to send a warm THANK YOU to you for your efforts in arranging our two days of tours with Natalya in St. Petersburg and our lovely Katarina in Rostock, Germany. We will certainly call upon you again as we plan on cruising with my brother and his wife in Alaska next!

Patricia B., Elm Grove, WI - Aug 2015

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

All tours were fabulous! We all had our favorites. The tour guide in Berlin was exceptional!

Deborah F., Weston MA - Aug 2015


I just returned today from CPH, after sailing the Baltic for 11 days. I was going to email you and let you know that the transfers went well. The coaches were on time and the service was excellent. Thank you so much for arranging it for me.

Mary M., Uniglobe McIntosh Travel, Newnan, GA - Aug 2015


I am very pleased to inform you that our Cannes Tour was the best tour of our trip. The driver arrived on time with a sign indicating my name. He was informative and very knowledgeable about the places we visited. His English was very good and he answered all questions we had concerning the places we visited. The vans were new models, comfortable and well air-conditioned. I can honestly say that we thoroughly enjoyed Nice,Cannes, Monte Carlo and Monaco because of the professionalism of your company and the private contractor that provided services to us.

Sandra H., Leesburg, FL - Aug 2015


Everything was great! Had a fabulous day! Thank you so much!

Evan M., Lago FL - July 2015


Thanks so much for your email. I have been meaning to email you but haven't had a chance. We had such a great day! It was perfect. Thanks for all your help.

Kesha E., Lane Cove, NSW Australia - July 2015

Barcelona, Marseille and Florence

They LOVED everything you did! They loved the tour guides, the restaurants, the sights. Fabulous.

Dolores B., Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Edmonton AB - July 2015


Thanks so much for your email. Everything went well on the day and for such a long journey it was pleasant. The driver chatted to us and was nice and we got to see all the places we wanted.Thanks very much!

Omotunde F., Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK - July 2015


Our tour to Monaco and Monte Carlo was very good. Our driver was very knowledgeable and tried his best to make our tour enjoyable. We would recommend him to anyone. Thanks for a great time.

Louise M., Lexington, SC - July 2015


Everything went great. We told our shipmates about your services and how we were pleased with the results.

John D., Marion, MT - July 2015


It went great. Our tour guide was excellent. We were very happy with the tour.

Grant H., Houston TX - July 2015

Rome, Florence, Valletta, Dubrovnik, Split, Barcelona, Salerno

All our other drivers and tour guides were fabulous in Rome, The Amalfi Coast, Dubrovnik, they could not have been more friendly eager to show us there parts of the world and very knowledgeable about the history of there city's. We were very happy with all our tours we enjoyed all of them helped by the friendly staff you provided, they were always punctual and friendly. I would like to thank you on behalf of our group these tours were a great part of our trip and I would recommend you without hesitation I am sure you will here from us again in the near future.

Audrey J., Montrose, Victoria Australia - July 2015

Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, Rome, Salerno, Chania, Athens

I had to let you know that our trip was a huge success! All of the details that you organized for us were perfect! The shore excursions were wonderful! The tour guides were extremely professional and knowledgeable. They not only shared their expertise on the history of the area, they also provided us with the "local flavor" by planning several lunches for our group. We were thrilled with the personal attention and opportunity to experience fabulous food away from the other tourists! We enjoyed each and every excursion. The drivers were courteous and the guides were much more than we ever expected! Again, thank you for making our trip the huge success that it was!

Carleen P., Utica, NY - July 2015

Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Messina, Naples

We have completed our shore tours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All the tour guides were prompt and professional despite the delay we caused for the Mykonos meet up with the tour guides. Thank you for your assistance in planning and making our shore tours a successful one especially so during this economic crisis in Greece. I will definitely recommend your service to anyone that come by my way. Once again, thank you very much.

Jerry L., Perth, WA - July 2015


Everything went very well!! My family loved your tour -had a great guide! We were very happy with the whole thing -thanks so much!

Judy Y., Fishers, IN - June 2015


What an awesome trip we had! The tour in Cannes was excellent. The driver Yan was wonderful. So knowledgeable and professional and we were happy with the service.

Cathy R., Vista, CA - June 2015

Monaco / Monte Carlo

Thank you for sending Hamdi to pick us up in Monte Carlo on June 22. He gave us a great tour to the palace, Eze, a perfumery, and Nice. He was very knowledgeable and courteous.

Toni F., Placentia, CA - June 2015


We had lots of fun and the guides were impeccable. They arrived early, and waiting for us with the correct signage at a prominent place, thus we spotted each other easily, and was able to begin our tour effortlessly and covered all the pre-designated places of interest. We were very happy with the guides in Rome as they gave thoughtful suggestions and commentaries throughout the tour, bringing our attention to various buildings and monuments around the city, and was able to answer our questions to their best ability.

Joanne L., Singapore - June 2015

Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona

Everything went awesome. Thank you. We enjoyed the tour of Mallorca and the driver was prompt and the tour guide was informative and courteous. Our return to the airport after our cruise also went smoothly. We were greeted at the ship and directed to our transport. We had a short ride to the airport, and other than needing to help him find which airline, things went well.

Robert R., York, PA - June 2015

Rome, Naples, Florence, Istanbul, Athens

We are still working our way back. Weather is bad and we have been delayed. Over all the trip was fabulous loved all the excursions. All the people were great and knowledgeable. Places were perfect. I really appreciated your help working them all out. Thank you again. Take care.

Mary W., San Marcos, CA - June 2015


Our trip was amazing. We had a great day. Our guide was fantastic and the place he picked out for our lunch was one of our favorite meals. My daughter left her sunglasses there and I am thinking it was just so we could go back!! Thanks for a great day.

Catherine T., Atlanta, GA - June 2015


Kevin was a great tour guide. We had a wonderful day with him and would gladly recommend him and the tour to anyone who was traveling to Cannes. In fact we would love to return to the area again one day in the future and a enjoy for week. It is so beautiful.

Jose T., Boynton Beach, FL - June 2015


It went absolutely fantastic! I’ve been slammed since being gone for so long but will write up a review in the next few weeks. May I impose upon you to email me a reminder in two weeks? And also, at that time, let me know where you’d like me to do the write-up? TripAdvisor for sure….but anywhere else. Thanks for everything. We could not have been happier!

Anthony M., Woodbury, MN - May 2015


Everything went like clock work. Both guides were very informed and on time. They were wonderful to work with and I would recommend your company anytime. I am going to tell everyone in my travel office about your company.

Virginia M., Coconut Creek, FL - Jun 2015


We enjoyed our day in the French Riviera. Our driver picked us up on time and took us to all the places we were interested in seeing. The scenery was beautiful and the weather was very pleasant, so it was a good day.

Ellen N., Point Roberts, WA - Jun 2015


Letting you know that we had an absolutely great time with John, our tour guide - we only had a short window of time and he did an excellent job taking care of us. I will leave a good review on the site and ask my group to do the same. We will surely seek out your services in the future.

Mala M., Louisville, KY - Jun 2015


Just wanted to give you some feedback and let you know we were very happy with the tour we booked in Cannes in May this year. Sheriffe was fantastic and we had a great time with him. We had my mother travelling with us who is elderly and could not walk long distances. Sheriffe looked after her and got us as close to all the sights as he could so my Mum could enjoy the tour.

Tony B., Victoria, Australia - May 2015

Valletta and Ashdod

Everything went very well on our Malta tour. Our guide was very helpful. We certainly found private tours more enjoyable than bus tours. I would certainly recommend your tours to people I know.

We have arrived back. Our Ashdod tour was also brilliant. Every thing went well and I certainly would recommend it to other travelers.

Susan R., Birdwood, South Australia - Australia - May 2015


Yan was terrific. He was on time, and he was extremely knowledgeable about the entire French Riviera. He was very accommodating and even included a tour of Cap de Ferrat and Nice as well.I would recommend him without any reservations.

Leonard B., Huntingdon Valley, PA - May 2015


Just want to tell you our tour went wonderfully and guide was very good and informative. We all liked her very much and the bus was great too in Barcelona.

Virginia M., Coconut Creek, FL - May 2015

St. Petersburg

Everything went well. We had the best weather there in Russia – who would have thought. We enjoyed the summer palace and the Gardens as well as the Hermitage. The best was the drive out to the country side thru the forests and lakes to see the Administrative Building of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Our guide was very informative and we thank you for all of your help in setting this tour up! We would definitely recommend your company to our friends and book another tour in the future if we ever get the chance!.

Melea F., Brentwood, CA - May 2015

Monaco / Monte Carlo

Sorry for the late feedback. Everything went well. The guide was outstanding and she provided us with the best shore excursion we had on our cruise. Would highly recommend your shore excursion.

Stephen K., New Smyrna Beach, FL - May 2015

Monaco / Monte Carlo

The two vans met us in Cannes after we got off the tenders in the port. We traveled pretty much in tandum most of the day. Both the young man and pretty lady provided an excellent tour for us. Everyone thanked me for booking the tour and said they would use your services again. Both were friendly, knowledgeable, and good drivers. They gave us additional information about the cities we visited. I was traveling with the lady from Sweden; I believe her name was Karen. Thank you so much for all your suggestions, comments, and attention to detail regarding this booking.

Irene J., Orland Park, IL - May 2015


Great tour. The tour guide was excellent. Tour enjoyed by all.

Victor E., Woodbridge Ontario - May 2015

Palma de Mallorca

Everything was perfect on our tour in Palma. Marta, our guide was excellent. Thank you for your help.

Susan M., Brewster, NY - May 2015


Everything went well. The bus was more than adequate for the luggage and passengers. The driver Allan and tour guide Ann very knowledgeable and helpful. The group thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Thanks again for your help. I will keep you on file for our next trip

Jennifer M., Pickering, Ontario - May 2015


We loved our tour in Valetta. Tony was very knowledgable, easy to listen to, asked us what we were interested in and added additional stops on our tour that we really enjoyed. The kids loved watching the crafts people. Medina was amazing. Then on to the Blue Grotto which everyone thought was a great experience. We ate in Marsaloxx and then did a driving tour of Valleta. Terrific day. The bus was comfortable and the driver did a great job. Made us sorrier that we missed doing the Villefranche stop and tour. Thank you for the credit. Definitely will recommend your company to our neighbors.

Lynn S., Gosling, North Carolina - May 2015


We certainly had a great morning - should have booked the full day. Our guide (sorry, can't remember his name) met us at the hotel and we had a brief chat about what we wanted to see. We quickly realised we would be best to leave it up to him as a local. Well, I can say we certainly were not disappointed. We drove to Eze, Roquebrune, Menton, & Monaco plus other places in between. We were also taken up some very high hills to overlook these areas which was truly amazing. My suggestion would be to make this one of the regular trips available as we enjoyed it so much. Our guide was so passionate & enthusiastic about the area and his knowledge of the history was brilliant. We would certainly recommend to others. I have posted a report on Trip Advisor.

Sue M., Ardross, Australia - April 2015

Athens, Kusadasi and Istanbul

The tours were all excellent. In Athens, Kusadani and Istanbul the guides were not only fluent in Spanish but also very kind and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.

All the best and thank you for the service!

Oscar C., Santiago, Chile - February 2015


The trip was excellent although the weather was not co-operating. Our guide, Baris is good, fluent in English and knowledgeable.

Charlie S., Marlton, USA - February 2015


We had a very good time with Kevin and everything was as planned.

Farah S., Calgary AB, Canada - January 2015

Naples, Palermo, Cagliari, Valencia, Barcelona, Toulon, Livorno and Rome

We had a great time on our cruise and your tours. Every tour guide was on time and clean comfortable buses. We are amazed at the knowledge of some of the guides particularly the ones in Rome and Barcelona, smart knowledgeable guides.

If I need a tour on any cruise I will be calling you again.

Clyde Y., Edmonds, WA - December 2014 - January 2015