"Our tour was
fantastic and Max was great. He made some great recommendations that my wife
loved and really made the tour wonderful. Thank you very much for all your help
and I will definitely refer you to anyone that visits Europe."
Art D., Allendate, NJ - September 2012
Villefranche and Toulon
"We had a
wonderful trip and I want to thank you for helping us with the private tours in
France (Marseille and French Riviera). The guides were punctual and
knowledgeable, in addition to nice and friendly. I will definitely recommend
you if I get a chance and no doubt will contact you for assistance with our
next trip (a couple of years away... but already thinking about it!). It makes
a huge difference to find a trustworthy source in the US for pre-arranging
tours in Europe. We loved the convenience of a private tour combined with the
flexibility it provided. Thank you very much! Merci! I will make sure to write
a good review on trip advisor for Private Shore Trips."
Patricia P., Miami Beach, FL - September 2012
Naples, Valletta, Piraeus and Kusadasi
"Just got back
from our vacation in Europe and we did have a nice tour in Malta. Danielle, our
tour guide in Malta, was very nice and we were able to see the church and the
palace in the afternoon. The church was really gorgeous. It was just so hot in
Malta on that day, so a little bit tiring for us but overall, we enjoyed all
the tours. Capri, Ephesus and the Athens and Cape Sounion were great. Our best
regards and gratitude to Agustino for Capri tour, Melina for Athens & Cape
Sounion tour and most of all, to Sami for Ephesus tour. They were all
Barbara S., Stevenson Ranch, CA -
"The excursions in
Bari and Athens were both excellent! We did one excursion in Corfu with the
cruise line and we all commented that what we got with them wasn't half as good
as what we got with your people and we were herded like sheep.
I've got a family of 4
that will be doing a similar trip in late September and I'll be checking on
which ports they're interested in so that I can get quotes from you. I'll be
posting a review on Trip Advisor this week. Again, many thanks!" –
Travel Agent - Kathy P., World Travels, Denham
Springs LA, August 2012
"The tour was
great. The falconry was quite wonderful. Everyone enjoyed it. Marina did a
wonderful job. The lunch was just perfect also. Thank you for your help."
Howard A C., Winter Haven FL,
Toulon and French Riviera
"My trip was
wonderful and the drivers/tour guides worked out great. We especially had a
wonderful time in the French Riviera with our tour guide Frances Xavier. Thank
you for all of your help and when we tour Europe again, I will be sure to
contact you!! Very truly yours."
Linda S., Manalapan NJ., August
"We've been busy
getting settled in back home but I did want to let you know that that our
excursion to St.Tropez with your group went very well. The guide (Karina) was
very good and gave us an appreciation of what we were seeing. St. Tropez itself
was very nice. The only downside to the excursion was the traffic on the way.
It took 2 plus hours. We will definitely consider your group for future
Richard P., Oradell NJ, August
London / Southampton
"We did enjoy
ourselves and I would highly recommend your tour company to anyone. The driver
was really nice and very efficient getting us to all of the places that we
wanted to see in the short time that we were in London. The guide was quite
knowledgeable and friendly."
Su S., Ontario Canada, August 2012
"I just wanted to
say thank you – we had a great day and tour. Thank you for accommodating our
being late – due to the ship line up getting on the boats to come ashore. Our
driver was very good and I would highly recommend to my friends and
Karen S., Ontario Canada, August
"The trip was
great. The private tour of Cork was fantastic. The driver and guide were funny,
entertaining and very knowledgeable. We will certainly keep you in mind the
next time we travel to Europe, And will definitely recommend you to any friends
traveling to Europe." –
Jack L., Brighton MI, August 2012
"We had a
wonderful time. Thanks for asking. Stranka (spelling?) was great. She was very knowledgeable
and also kept it interesting and fun. Everyone thought she was the best tour
guide we had. We also appreciated that she shared some of her stories from the
war as it added a much more personal point of view.
One thing that happened
that we regret is that we all jumped off the bus at the last stop. He had
already driven away when we realized we would not see the driver again, thus we
lost the opportunity to give him a tip.
We all felt bad about
that situation. Maybe an idea for future tours is for the tour guide to let us
know before we leave the bus that that is the last opportunity to thank the
driver. It is also possible that Stranka did let us know but with some many new
things it didn't sink in until too late. We did tip Stanka generously but felt
bad for the driver. Please pass on our comments as he did a great job, also.
We will definitely
contact you for future tours and appreciate how organized and smoothly all was
Janie F., Lex KY, August 2012
"What a fabulous
tour we had in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Eze. Our tour guide surpassed
the definition of well informed. She gave us so much knowledge in addition to
competently driving us to all the attractions we could ever have hoped to see.
Thank you for a very fine service,"
Georgann G., Orange CA., August
"My clients WERE
EXTREMELY HAPPY with your tour. They could not say enough thing about it. We
will use your services in the future!"-
Travel Agent - Karen W., Tiffany
Travel Service, Ventura CA, July 2012
Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg,
"I have been
meaning to get in touch and letting you know that all private tours were right
on time even though after reconfirming from the hotel in Copenhagen my German
phone never worked, so I was a bit concerned how it would work out but they
were all there, were professional and helpful and with the three boys it was
the best decision I made about the whole trip to have the private tours. I knew
this cruise would not be the perfect itinerary for teen age boys but I think
the guides we had made it work, adjusted the programs accordingly and the only
exception would have been the Russian guide. But then St.Petersburg was from
the start the most challenging city and I wish we could have done just a 1/1/2
hour heli tour over the city rather than the city tour as it would have given
the boys a thrill and me the kind of overview of the city one could not get
from a car. I don't mean it complaining, it is more hindsight on my part.
I would recommend
Private tours to anyone with a small group, as the flexibility and advantage of
passing all the long long line ups for all the larger groups and sneaking in
ahead of them was worth alone the extra cost. On top of it the flexibility was
just priceless for the boys.
I have less good things
to say about the cruise line, found the ship not well organized and not at all
helpful for anyone not wanting their tours and giving the rest of us wrong
information about landing procedures at least 1/2 the time.
Well, I have learned a
lot and even though I will never be a total cruise fan, the baltic itinerary is
really very informative if one prepares oneself as there was little or no
advanced information on the destination ports given to us from the ship itself.
So, thanks for your
helpful service, I would recommend booking private tours to anyone!! You are
welcome to quote my recommendation if needed."
Brigitta G., Aurora Canada, July
well during our time in Monte Carlo. The driver/guide was very professional. We
hope to use your services again in the future and have given your name to
others alone with our recommendation."
Syl C., Luling LA., July 2012
"We enjoyed the
tour very much, we wish we could be there. We loved Sorrento and Positano, our
tour guide, Pascualle, was excellent. Definitely we will recommend your company
and will use it again in our future trips. Thanks,"
Marta L., Miami FL., July 2012
"Glad you asked
because our driver guide, Pierre, really did a great job. I am one to complain
when a complaint is due and I do not hold back. Just the same I really enjoy
giving a compliment when a compliment is due and I feel it is a must because
Pierre really deserves it. We were late because we missed our scheduled tender
due to my elderly mother taking a long time to get ready that morning. Pierre
patiently waited for us, he was not upset or anything. His van was clean and,
even though it is Europe and a lot of people there smoke, his van had no smell
of cigarettes. We did have another driver in Europe not booked through your
company that had a terrible cigarette smell in the car. As simple as this may
sound, it is important for us Americans because smoking is not so much a part
of our culture anymore and we are no longer accustomed to the smell.
Anyway, Pierre drove
safely but really tried to make up for lost time so we could make the most of
the day. He reminded us to put on our seatbelts, he really tried to give us the
most scenic drive and explain the region. We never waited on him when we were
ready to go. He was very polite and kind to all of us. His English was perfect
and he spoke Spanish perfectly so sometimes he would speak in Spanish to us as
He wasn't miserly about
the time, like some other drivers we had, he just wanted us to have a good
experience. We can honestly say he was the best driver and one of the most
educated drivers we had of all of our ports of call and we really enjoyed our
day trip with him.
Thank you and I will
keep you in mind and recommend you in the future." –
Maria S., Winter Springs FL, July
Kusadasi and Piraeus
Everything went great. Both guides were very good and they were on time and it
worked out even with the ship changes to Athens first. We enjoyed everything
and would recommend your company to others. We were fortunate to have a large
party so that we could have our own bus and guide at both ports."
Howard M., Hilton Head SC, July
"I wanted to tell
you how very much we enjoyed our 1/2 day tour in Toulon with Eva. She was
absolutely lovely and brought a special personal flare to our day. She was
excellent at showing us the places she felt we would enjoy based on our early
conversation. We enjoyed an open market, wine tasting, and lovely shopping. She
shared the history of the area and general knowledge about France For sure we
experienced a taste of France and we would request a tour with her and will
recommend your company in the future. Thank you again."
Nancy G., Canton OH, July 2012
Toulon, French Riviera and Naples
"All the tours
were great, the tour guides were very good. We will definitely refer our
friends to your company and whenever we go back to Europe we will call you back
(I hope it'll be soon). Thank you for your help."
Marta R-L., Miami, FL, July 2012
"Thank you so
much. Trip was great. Rula and Mikael made the day efficient for the limited
time we had, AND fun and informative. I think we got more out of our day than
all of the other 1500 people onboard."
John T., Ann Arbor MI, July 2012
"Our trip was
fantastic and your guides were absolutely the best! They met us exactly on
time, we had luxury cars, restaurant reservations, private tours at cameo
factory, an afternoon at a private beach club, and they had an immense amount
of knowledge about every place we went. They did a fantastic job !!! They were
both GREAT. Thank you again for setting it all up. it was truly a professional
Laura D., Annapolis, MD July 2012
Monte Carlo / French Riviera
"Monte Carlo -
Things went well for our tour on Sun. June 24 when the Ruby Princess came into
port. We got off quickly because we did not know how quick/slow the
disembarkation would be and it went quickly so we waited for Richard who
arrived at noon (the scheduled time). I like the tour so well that I have
recommended you to my friend who is going to be stopping there in late
September. Hopefully you can get something worked out with her. She is getting
hooked with cruise critic people so there might be a group then as well.
Joan K., St. Charles MO, June 2012
"I have passed
this on to my boss/ owner of JB Vacations. Your service was excellent and on
"First, we were
met immediately and both our guide and driver were exceptional in all respects.
I must emphasize the driver was both knowledgeable and he drove safely, so we
were very relaxed. Our guide was extremely well versed in the history of all
three sites (Priene, Didyma, and Melitos), allowed us to take our time, and was
simply good company. We were pleased with the entire experience and trust that
we will rely on your services in the future and have already recommended your
service to others. Our late response is in no way a reflection of any
dissatisfaction with your service or with our experience in Kusadasi. Thank
you." Walt S., Windsor CT - June 2012
Monte Carlo / French
Riviera- "We had a fabulous day
with a wonderful guide (Kathryn). Thank you and we will recommend your services
whenever we can and will book with you again when we return to the south of
Marge N., Shaker Heights OH, June
"As expected the
tour you provided our group on June19 was excellent. So tour was the tour
guide, Kevin. A highly recommended experience which I will post on Trip
Advisor. Thank you."
Rob L., NSW Australia., June 2012
"We LOVED our tour
and driver in Cannes. We had a terrific day! Thanks again for all your help
setting it up."
Ashley W., N. Potomac MD, June
"Our trip was
amazing and your company was a big part of it's success! I loved the way all of
the expected services were met. The driver guides went the extra mile to be
sure we completed our tours and gave great commentary on the areas. She also
was friendly and a great driver! I've been meaning to contact you to inform you
of how happy we were! I am going to refer you to my sister in law who is
traveling to do the same cruise in August. Thank you!! We will use you the next
time we go to Europe."
Monica G., Miami, FL - June 2012
"I have to tell
you Stefana was absolutely the best. She had patience and showed us so much. I
would highly recommend her to anyone. I want to write a great review for you
all at trip advisor after I get settled
Patricia B., Lewiston, NY - June
"We had a stellar guide and we managed to cover a lot of ground. I truly
cannot tell you how pleased we were for that memorable,beautiful tour. (I just
wish I could remember our tour guide's name!) He was so kind, and took such
pride in his work. If he didn't know an answer to a question, he would research
it by using his phone while we were out of the car touring. Thanks again for a
fabulous experience!" –
Lisa S. Newton, PA - June 2012
"We had a
wonderful time in Monte Carlo with Katherine, our driver guide. She was
personable and very knowledgeable about the area. She spent a lot of time
showing us the highlights of the area and then gave us some quiet time to
ourselves to just enjoy the sights. We were never rushed us and we never felt
overwhelmed. Katherine gets an A+. It was a wonderful way to start our
vacation!! We will definitely refer your company and Katherine to others.
Ann C., Stone Mountain, GA - May
"We loved our
private tour of the Riviera! It was one of the highlights of our trip to
Provence. Our driver guide's English was impeccable, and he was up to date on
French politics and culture. It was very interesting talking to him. He was
charming and courteous. His name was Thierry. We would recommend your service
to anyone who asked. Thank you for giving us the tour of a lifetime."
Janet S., Apple Valley, MN - May
great, we were able to see almost everything we wanted, the guide was good, met
on time, everything was nice and smooth. I’ll definitely recommend you for the
future trips to our clients."
Travel Agent - Milian E., Kosmos Travel, Woodland
Hills, CA - May 2012
"I wanted to send
you an email to thank you for the wonderful tour. We had a great tour with Nina
as our tour guide. She was lovely and worked hard to make sure our tour was
successful. I will recommend your website in the future." Tricia H., Cottonwood
Heights UT, May 2012
French Riviera- "
The Cannes tour was great! Thanks for giving us wonderful memories! Our driver
guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and gave us a great tour. Thanks
Holly J., May 2012
thought their Dubai tour was excellent. They said their tour guide was so
accommodating and knowledgeable and they loved it." Pat L, Pat Loeser
Travel Services, Escondido Ca, April 2012
Avignon and Nice - "Just
a short note to let you know how pleased we all were with your tour
arrangements in the French Riviera. Everyone was very prompt and courteous. I
would especially like to mention our Guide Georgi in Nice. He was very
knowledgable, courteous and always on time. He made our stay in Nice a very
memorable one. I will surly recommend your tour Company to future clients.
Thanks again for all your help.
"Thank you for the
follow up. I want you to know that the private tour was EXCELLENT! Our tour
guide was extremely knowledgeable, personable, friendly and went out of her way
to make sure we were pleased.
Our group had a
fantastic visit to Provence and I would be happy to recommend your services to
our friends and act as a reference for your company. Please feel free to
contact me if you need more information. Thank you again."