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"I can’t thank you enough for the excellent service. The private tours you arranged far exceeded any expectations. When we walked off the ship and saw our drivers waiting we all felt like Royalty. They made wonderful recommendations regarding our itineraries. The vans were absolutely immaculate. They always opened our doors and assisted us in and out of the vehicle. They were so knowledgeable about their destinations.

I can’t wait to contact some of my clients who are planning European cruises for next season and together with you planning their private tours…”

Travel Agent Pam S., Liberty Travel, Englewood, NJ, November 2005

"We thought the tour and the guide (Marcean) were great. He spoke very good English, we did not have any trouble understanding him. He was polite, personable, knowledgeable, informative, and his driving was excellent. We enjoyed our tour with him."

Doris S, Vineland NJ, November 2005

"It was wonderful. We thought Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo were beautiful. Our guide and driver was great. I would recommend your company without reservation."

Patricia W., Elkridge, MD, November 2005

"We had such a nice European trip and the best part of the trip was our private tour in France. Pasqual was a great tour guide and I wish we would have had more private tours when we went to Italy for our tours in Rome, Florence & Pisa. Pasqual was prompt, courteous, very informative and had a great personality. He made the whole trip fun and exciting. I am not saying that just to give him a better review but all 6 of us agreed that he made the trip all the more worth while. If we ever go back to Europe, I will keep your service in mind and will recommend your company to all my friends if they ever want to travel to Europe."

Linda H., Colton, CA, October 2005

"We had a fantastic time! Our guide was great, and had a terrific personality. He was also quite the historian!!! We saw more in one day than anyone else on the ship. I will tell all my clients to contact your company. I could not be happier!!! Here's to next time."

Travel Agent Donna Underhill, Royal Palm Travel and Cruise Everything, October 2005

I just want to thank you for your part in a wonderful, unforgettable vacation. We enjoyed the excellent tour and commentary on our tour of Monaco, Monte Carlo, Nice and Eze with our driver, Yves, on Sept. 20. As well, we were very comfortable and felt very safe with Yves driving. We had heard some comments from other passengers who were on large bus tours, and were glad we had chosen to tour the way we did. It was a great way to start our cruise. We would certainly recommend your services to other travelers."

Barbara K., Surrey, BC, Canada, September 2005

"Our European vacation was the greatest and it all started with our 4-hour Private Riviera Tour with Jerome. He was a delight to be with. His knowledge of the area, his wit and his fluency in English made the first stop of our vacation a winner. Please extend our pleasure to Jerome and if we or any of our friends plan to visit Villefranche and its surrounding areas we would recommend "Travels with Friends" and most certainly Jerome."

Angela G., North Ort, FL, September 2005

"Your tour guide worked out fantastic. We had a wonderful day and Mariana showed us a great time. We got to see everything we wanted and she was not only very informative, but patient and sincere. I would highly recommend your services to anyone. Thanks and I look forward to using your company again!"

Joy A., Coral Springs, FL, September 200 5

"We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with your company. The tour guides were outstanding and so helpful. Thanks for providing us with a great tour. We shall keep you in mind when we return to the area."

Riette and Robert B., Bluffton, SC, September 2005

"Our tour with Travels with Friends was superb, our guide was extremely pleasant and clear in his commentary. It's tours like this that can make a lovely holiday even better than expected. The whole party felt the same way. We would gladly book with you in the future and would recommend your tours."

Martin G., Ingleby Barwick, Stockton, UK, September 2005

"Everything went very well. Thanks for a great service."

Fred H., Roswell, GA, September 2005

It is with great pleasure that I write to you about our day with Yorgi! We had the best trip ever. He took us around Villefranche, then to the MOST beautiful spot on the coast, Eze. I could have stayed there forever. We knew nothing about it, till we were dropped off at the end of the lane. It was so breathtaking that I can't talk about much else. We went to Monaco, Monte Carlo, and back to Nice to the top of a mountain to look up and down the coast. He found the BEST places to stop and I think we saw more than any (ship tour) folks did. I will be back in May and look forward to another day with Yorgi!!!!"

Maureen H., Roswell, GA, September 2005

"Our tour was wonderful! We enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide was Yannick. He was very informative. Not only was he open to any requests that we had, but he also made several interesting suggestions to us about what to see in the area. I would certainly recommend your company to anyone I know who might be visiting the Villefranche area. Thank you again for providing such a great service and for being so helpful to me in planning our visit."

Anita S., Milford, CT August 2005

"Thanks so much for all your help. Our guide was fabulous!"

Bonnie W., Roslyn, NY, August 2005

"Thank you very much we had a marvelous time and Anthony our Tour Guide was wonderful. He was accommodating, extremely well informed in every area we visited, his English was very good, he allowed us to tour as we had requested but was more than helpful and right on the mark in his recommendations of time needed in each area, he was always there upon our return to a designated meeting spot. All in our group felt that we had made an extremely wise choice and would not hesitate to use Travel with Friends in the future and certainly would recommend others to do the same."

Marie D, Boston, MA August 2005

""Travels with Friends" was the highlight of our (12) day European land tours. They had the best guide with the best vehicle at the best prices. You just can't beat the combination. We would highly recommend it to anyone planning a tour and you will find that Steven Hurley is very helpful and knowledgeable in setting up your dream excursions."

Dennis & Patti McKenzie, Nevada City, CA, August 2005

"We had a marvelous time, and your guide was fantastic! It was the perfect launch to an incredible family vacation!"

Mark A., Miami, FL, July 2005

"Franco was great!!! A very good driver, spoke English and was very accommodating. In addition, the minivan was new and most importantly had a good air conditioner. It was the experience we were looking for. Touring on our schedule, where and when and flexibility. I will be glad to book future tours with you and also tell friends about you."

Marci Z., Houston TX, July 2005

"I just wanted to let you know that your driver, Pascal, was the best driver/guide on our trip! We went everywhere we wanted to go, spent the amount of time we wanted to spend and were truly enamored of all we saw of the South of France, from Monaco to St. Paul de Vence. Many thanks for a truly wonderful trip."

Norm G., Toronto, Ontario Canada, July 2005

"We had a blast. The driver was on time, friendly and very courteous. The French Riviera was beautiful. Thanks for all you did to coordinate the excursion, our group really enjoyed themselves."

Monika L, San Diego, CA July 2005

"Our Rivera Tour was wonderful and Frank was exceptional! Took us everywhere we wanted to go and was very knowledgeable. Too bad we couldn't have had him for all the private tours we took. As you know we were a group of 12 and everyone felt the same way."

Earl and Genie K., Palatine, IL, July 2005

"We had a great tour. Yannick was knowledgeable, easy to get along with and fun. Thank you for arranging it for us. We will suggest you to others as well."

Starr W., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, June 2005

"We had a wonderful trip and really enjoyed our time on the Riviera with Jerome. He was excellent and so pleasant to work with. We were particularly impressed with how efficiently he used our time. We saw everything we asked for and more. I am keeping your site book marked and will certainly recommend you to my friends. Thanks for providing such excellent service."

LuAnn R., Norcross, GA, June 2005

"Our tour guide, Yannick was WONDERFUL, and fit in nicely with our family...he was very knowledgeable and friendly...... Very impressed with everything we saw.... would love to go back when scheduling will allow more time instead of just a day-long tour. We have passed along your web site to all our traveling friends."

Laura D., La Mesa, CA, June 2005

"Thank you, thank you for everything you've done to make our stop in Villefranche one of the most memorable. My clients were all very pleased with the driver guides and your suggested itineraries. My driver (Jerome) was so pleasant and informative!! The stop in Mougins was our favorite, thank you for recommending it.

Travel Agent Maryann W., Maryann's Travel, New Hartford, NY June 2005