Reviews & Testimonials – Our customers share their Vacation in Italy
Memories to last a lifetime!
We can’t thank you enough for all your help in planning our trip to the Amalfi Coast, Benevento and Rome. Everything went exactly as planned and your suggestions for dinner were wonderful. On top of everything else, we had the most amazing weather! Memories to last a lifetime!!! If we ever get back to Italy we will definitely use Tour Italy Now again.
The Johnson’s, the Halliwell’s and the Ledell’s
The trip was outstanding!
The trip was outstanding! We had great weather and saw so much in the 12 days. The local tour company was excellent. The tour guides were also excellent The Vatican, Florence, Venice and Positano were our favorites. Thanks for everything.
Mike Carbray (Hamdem, CT)
Discover Italy Tour, October 2015
Italy was great we had a really good time thank you.
The tour was really good to and we definitely had a really great time!!! Our Guides were both great guys and did a really good job!!! . We would like to thank you for such a great time and will be happy to recommend you to our friends. Next time we are in Italy we will be happy to book another your with you's!!!
Justin Medoro (Australia)
Mini-Italian Adventure, October 2015
What a wonderful trip we all had
I've been meaning to let you know what a wonderful trip we all had! That tour, while non-stop, enabled us to see so much of Italy. The guides we had were incredible! Pompeii was great and we had the best guide who was also an archeologist- so interesting. Venice was magical, loved Florence, especially Il Latini one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in, Pisa, Siena and Capri-wow! Spent the day in Positano which was breathtaking. The meals that were included in Sorrento and Capri were outstanding.
The shopping was wonderful. The tour is the way to go if it is your first time. Thanks for arranging everything. I've given your name to several people already. This was a trip of a lifetime with our good friends.
Thanks again Priscila
Karin and Ed Nadriczny (Monroe, CT)
Discover Italy Tour, October 2015
We really had amazing time visiting Switzerland and Italy
We are back home from our very nice time in Europe... We really had amazing time visiting Switzerland and Italy. Thank you so much for your help - all of the hotels were very good choices... and your tips and recommendations were very helpful... Thanks again and looking forward to work together planning or next trip!
Polina Rozen (San Francisco, CA)
Customized Trip, September 2015
We could not have asked for more!
We cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our trip to Italy so perfect!! Everything was perfect. The hotels, the tours, trains, suggestions, we could not have asked for more!
Thank-you so much!
Johanna Claypool (Ashtabula, OH)
Customized trip, September 2015
Deborah Large (Ada, OK)
Customized Trip, September 2015
Debra Koopman (Naperville, IL)
Customized Trip, July 2015
Italy was great!
The tour was well organised and value for money. Carlos our guide was well informed and very good, the extra tours with local guides were well worth the money. We were also pleased with the accommodation. Thank you for a great trip.
Kim and Samantha Attard (Australia)
Mini-Italian Adventure, July 2015
Ernest Elizardo (Allen, TX)
Classic Italy June 2015
All of the arrangements you made went perfectly
We have returned from our trip to Italy, and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all that you did for us. All of the arrangements you made went perfectly, and all the services and accommodations were first-rate. These details made our trip so much easier and enjoyable, and such a relief when traveling in a foreign country. We will highly recommend your services, and how easy it was to work with you in planning our trip.
Thanks for everything,
Julie Kumpf (New Providence, NJ)
Customized Vacation, June 2015
My trip was wonderful.
Thanks so much for everything it was perfect. The places we visited were great, the location and hotels were wonderful. Hopefully I can go again soon in a few years but I will definitely come to you for help in the planning.
Mary Miller (Montevideo, CA)
Customized Vacation, June 2015
Erica Wetz (Marietta, OH)
Customized Trip May 2015
We all had a wonderful time
Hi Priscila - just wanted to let you know that everything went well. We all had a wonderful time. The hotels were nice, the restaurants you suggested were great and the tours were great. The train schedules went smoothly. We found our way around without too many problems. Thank you so much for planning all of that for us!! We could never had done it on our own! I can't wait to get all my pictures put in an album so we can relive it again.
Thanks again for all your help.
Elena Colon (Centereach, NY)
Customized Trip, March 2015
It was absolutely GREAT!!
Hey Priscila, It was absolutely GREAT!! Very organized, very good mix of tour and free time and small group. The meals were very good too. I could go on and on, but bottom line is I will recommend your company and this tour to anyone and if we decide to go anywhere else you will be the first contact I make. Thanks for your work and courtesy . Sincerely, Kelley Ward,
Kelley Ward (Canadian, TX)
Absolute Italy, October 2014
We had the time of our life
Everything was amazing. We had the time of our life. You made our honeymoon so special and intimate. Italy was most definitely our favorite. Your itinerary was so detailed and it was the most helpful and made the trip so much easier. All of the car service driver's were wonderful.
Again thank you so much!
Julia Murphy (Royal Palm Beach, FL)
Honeymoon Package, September 2014
All of the hotels were comfortable
I have been wanting to write to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip to Italy. All of the hotels were comfortable, had good breakfasts, and, most important, were very well located. I was very impressed that all the arrangements you made worked perfectly. Each time someone was to meet us at an airport or train station, the person was there. Every hotel and every tour had us registered. You did a very efficient job. If any prospective clients ask you for references, please be sure to give my name. I can wholeheartedly recommend you.
Linda Collazos (Houston, TX)
Customized Vacation, September 2014
We enjoyed every minute of our trip
We want to express our appreciation for the work you did and the service you provided to us. I would say that it was impeccable! Everything worked out nicely and on time. We enjoyed every minute of our trip. We would like to say that the choice of hotels was very good. They were very nice places to stay and people were very friendly. Location made it very easy to move around. Service was excellent! Thanks for your help
Raul Salazar (Bogota, Colombia)
Customized Vacation, September 2014
Simply It was a magnificent trip
I am writing you after a wonderful journey we spent my friend and I in the heart of Italy. Simply It was a magnificent trip. It includes so many cities that we fell in love with. The trip was well prepared , every step of the trip was well managed. The tour leader was very helpful and punctual as well as the driver , the tour guides were very good and gave us an informative tour about Italy's history. Everything so perfect! We came back home with lots of memories and good times.
Thank you for your effort. Much appreciated.
Dina Kamaly (Cairo, Egypt)
Dolce Vita Tour, October 2014
We all had a fantastic time.
Our trip to Italy was an amazing experience we all had a fantastic time. The tour was very well organized. The airport/hotel pick up was excellent and so were the hotels and all tour guides.
Overall we all had an immensely enjoyable and very memorable experience.
Manuela Merelles-Pulcini (Maple, Ontario)
Discover Italy Tour, August 2014
Yes, we had a wonderful time!!!
The tour was so very well organized and we saw everything we wanted to see and then some! Our tour guide made the trip even better! She was a wealth of knowledge, so informative as well as witty and charming! I can’t say enough good things about her!
Overall, we had a wonderful time and I must compliment you as well! I know I asked a ton of questions, and you answered and resolved all of my concerns! I have never been to Europe before so did not know much or what to expect but I am looking forward to booking my next trip back to Italy to visit some other cities!
Diane Powers (Old Bridge, NJ)
Dolce Vita Tour, August 2014
"You did a great job setting everything up"
Italy was great. No worries at all and all went along perfectly. You did a great job setting everything up… I can’t believe our very first time in another country and NOTHING went wrong! Our tour guide was amazing; very knowledgeable. I took so many pics! Thanks so much. We'll definitely use Tour Italy Now again.
Joe Ranalleta and Brenda Perez (West Amherst, NY)
Sunny Italy Tour, April 2014
"Dear Priscila, I cannot thank you enough for arranging such a lovely vacation."
Everything was absolutely perfect! We were met by drivers who were courteous,available, and always on time. Our tour guides were exceptional!!!
The tours in Rome were also outstanding despite the crowds. We are planning another grand adventure for next year. We would love to use your services again. Although it is nice to be home we are already missing the charms of Italy. The cafes, cappacino, wine, pasta... It was all perfect!!
Jeanne Cullen (Edwardsville, IL)
Customized Trip, May 2014
"Buon Giorno Priscila, Again, thank you and big Grazie for the wonderful trip you arranged for Marilyn and me."
From Siena, Florence, Rome to Sorrento everything was wonderful. The hotels were all better than expected, drivers all on time and very friendly and professional, and the tours great. In particular Ismael who took us to see the original David (which took my breath away) was special although all your guides were great. We loved Italy and its friendly people and I tell everyone what a great job you did for us.
I would recommend your service to anyone.
Robert Turnbull (British Columbia, Canada)
Customized Trip, March 2014
"We could not have asked for anything better!"
Jacob and I returned from Italy just a few days ago, and I wanted to tell you that we had an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING time! It was beautiful! Everything was perfect and was so perfectly planned we could not have asked for anything better! We will definitely be recommending you and your company to others and look forward to using you ourselves again (hopefully very soon!!).
Thank you again SO MUCH for all of your help and dedication into planning our perfect honeymoon!!
Kristin Osman (Corpus Christi, TX)
Customized Honeymoon, October 2013
"Thanks for helping us have a fantastic Honeymoon!"
The trip was awesome, everything went so well we had such a great time. We loved Sorrento and Capri.
Our days in Florence were also amazing, absolutely seamless travel. Glad I upgraded to 4 star, we were in the heart of Rome, we walked to all the sites. Our last days in Rome were really great, the staff at Hotel Diana were wonderful.The restaurants around it were amazing. I could go on and on! Just thought I would give you some feedback. Thanks for helping us have a fantastic Honeymoon!
John and Marinna Read (Thunder Bay, Ontario - Canada)
Discover Italy 12 Days Tour, October 2013
Laurie Merletti (Lewiston, NY)
Sunny Italy Tour, September 2013
"The best trip of my life"
Everything was wonderful and beyond and the guide was amazing. It was awesome, the best trip of my life, and I have travel a lot! Also the people that I met in the first part if the tour for 5 days together become like family to me!
Thanks for the trip of my life, all my friends and family know about you, I'm looking to go back again!!!
Teresa da Silva (Austin, TX)
Discover Italy Tour, July 2013
"I had the vacation of a lifetime"
I just wanted to thank you everything. I had the vacation of a lifetime. It was an absolute dream and I am really happy I chose Tour italy now. Everything worked out great with the hotels, transfers, and services. Capri was my favorite place. Thanks again for everything. I plan on visiting Italy again and will definitely be using your company.
Annalise Henry (Queens, NY)
Rome to Amalfi Tour, August 2013
"Our 8 day Italian tour worth every penny"
Our family vacation with our two teen age kids was well organized from the moment we arrived Rome until our last day. Everything were well planned & there was no time wasted which made our 8 day Italian tour worth every penny. I really appreciate your help. Our tour guide from Rome to Venice was awesome. I highly recommend your service to all of my friends & colleagues.
Corazon Bautista (Freash Meadows, NY)
Dolce Vita Tour, August 2013
"We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon!"
The trip was absolutely amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon!!!! I would recommend all of the hotels to family or friends. I will recommend your services to anyone looking to travel to Europe, and should we ever have the opportunity to travel there again, I will certainly be in touch!
Sara Collier Turnbaugh (Dover, PA)
Spain Honeymoon Vacation, June 2013
We had a great trip to Italy!
Thanks for all of your help planning it to make it quite memorable! All of our connections with tour guides, transportation, etc. went really well. I deeply appreciate your guidance!
Juliana Sheffield (Prairienville PA)
Customized Vacation, June 2013
"The trip was really great!"
The hotel accommodations were spacious and clean. The tour guides and transfer people were all great. You really put together exactly what we asked for. I will definitely use your services again and definitely refer you to family and friends. Thanks
Robert Miceli (Wickliffe, OH)
Group Customized Package, June 2013
"I wanted to let you know that we had a dream vacation in Italy!"
Everything went extremely well. We really liked all the hotels we stayed in. Thanks again for all the recommendations and the detailed planning you did for us. We are back in the USA now and we will always cherish our time in Italy.
Raymond Huber (Cranberry Township, PA)
Custumized Vacation, June 2013
"We have already recommended you to several of our friends who are thinking of traveling to Italy"
Casey and I both wanted to take some time and say thank you for providing us with one of the most amazing experiences we have every had. There are not enough words that can be spoken to show our appreciation for how easy you made this trip for us. Everything was planned out perfectly! From our flight landing in Venice to our final flight landing in St.Louis, the entire trip was flawless. We have already recommended you to several of our friends who are thinking of traveling to Italy in the near future. Our hotel accommodations were incredible. The private drivers that we had were very nice and gave us several fun facts about the areas of Naples and Sorrento/Capri All of our tours that were planned out were incredible. The tours guides were very knowledgeable about each location and were very eager to ensure that we were getting the most out of the tour.
Throughout the trip Casey and I continued to say how we could not believe how easy you made everything for us by setting up all of our trains, hotels, drivers, tours, fights and daily agenda. The trip could not have been more perfectly balanced between guided tours and us just wandering around each city getting lost and stumbling upon magnificent sites. It truly was a once in a lifetime trip that we will now take several more times because of how memorable Tour Italy Now made it for us. Our trip took us through Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Capri and Rome. Each city was breathtaking with is architecture and culture. Perhaps our favorite part of the trip was simply the food! Every meal we had was outstanding. We tried so many different Italian dishes and cannot recount how many nights we had Gelato (actually it was every night and sometimes during the day as well).
Thank you again for making this trip so memorable and we will definitely use you again for our next trip to Italy! If you need anything else please let me know and I can provide more details or answer any other questions that you have.
Corey Newgent and Casey Thorp (Bethalto, IL)
Customized Vacation, June 2013
"The trip was fabulous!! Everything we planned was perfect."
The cooking class we did set the bar for all cooking classes!!!! It was so special, and the owner himself was there, and opened what seemed like unending bottles of champagne for us while we cooked, along with cheese, and some treats – before we even sat down for dinner.
On our last free day – we took the ferry to Burano – which was a great choice – what a charming village.
The ‘Piece de resistance’ was the Mascheranda ball – it was really an amazing event. We had so much fun… and stayed out dancing until about 3 a.m.
Thanks again for all your help with this trip – truly up there with the best I’ve had!
Lynn Nicaretta (Bayonne, NJ)
Venice Carnival Customized Vacation, February 2013
"I had a great tour in Italy."
From the night I was picked up from the Airport till the end I was sent to the airport, Everything went great. Both drivers picked me up and sent me to the airport are very professional and nice. The tour guide Mario, Clara and driver Antonio are great. They are very nice and professional. I felt very safe and comfortable during the whole trip. Shame I couldn't give the feedback form to Mario but here I would love to appreciate them taking care of us.
The toured cities and the arrangement of the timetable is great. It exactly fit into my needs.
After all, it was a well organized tour, the staff working on this tour are lovely and I had a great time. I will highly recommend this tour to my family and friends.
Jessica Wang (Elizabeth Bay, Australia)
Dolce Vita Tour ,September 2012
The trip was FANTASTIC!
The hotels were great; most notably the Park Hotel Villa Carpenada in Belluno and La Canonica di Cortine in Tuscany. Tuscany was incredible and I am trying to bribe a girl friend to go back with me so I can have more time there and do the "girl" things like shopping and wine tours! We also really enjoyed the walking tours in Rome and Venice. The tour guides provided were great; very knowledgeable and personable.
We really had a wonderful time. Thanks so much for the terrific planning and accommodations!
Maryanne and Jeffrey Fiedler (Newtown, PA)
Customized Vacation, September 2012
"The tour was worth every penny."
Just a note to tell you that we have a fabulous time and the tour was worth every penny. Thanks again for everything that you did for us, all the tours and the crew were excellent. Only one problem not enough of wine to drink... ha-ha. Kindest Regards.
Sharon Wall (Paradise, Canada)
Classic Italy, September 2012
"We had a lovely time."
The culture, history, and food are so wonderful! We adored Capri and Positano! When we go back we will plan to spend more time on the Amalfi Coast. The tour was an amazing experience and a great way to see so much of Italy in such a brief time. We also met some nice people in the group. Thanks for your help along the way.
Kendra Thornton (Cincinnatti, OH)
Classic Italy Rome to Venice, July 2012
"The trip was phenomenal."
We spent 6 days in Rome as well. Our guide for our 5-day tour was well informed, organized & energetic & the driver was very skilled (driving that motor coach around in such congestion & tight spaces is no small feat!) Our tour group was a colorful blend of unique individuals from all over the world so even the bus rides were educational as our guide, Miriam, needed to translate in Spanish as well. Her ability to quickly move from one language to the next (including Italian) was impressive.
We took a side trip to the island of Burano when we finished our St. Mark's Square tour & was blown away by it's colorful houses. I highly recommend adding Burano to a tour itinerary. There were several groups there when we visited so the word is out! The high quality & variety of hand-made lace is outstanding. When we shared our plans to visit Burano with Miriam, she provided names of places to check out. Her enthusiasm for that island was evident!
Too many pictures to count were taken & even more memories.
We appreciate your helpfulness with our first European adventure. We are certain to go back.
Jennifer E. (Pataskala, OH)
Mini-Italian Adventure, June 2012
"Everything went very well and smoothly."
Hi Priscila, I am back from Italy this morning. I just wanted to thank you and tell you that everything went very well and smoothly. I will definitely contact you if I go to Italy again in the future. Thanks again!
Katrina Park (Santa Clara, CA)
Dolce Vita Tour, June 2012
"Thank you for making our dream vacation to Italy a reality."
Every facet of the itinerary went smoothly, even the weather was wonderful. We faced each day with positive anticipation as the stunning beauty and interesting points of interest unfurled before our eyes. The flight, transfers, hotels, restaurant recommendations, tours, native Italians and international travelers we met and befriended couldn't have been better is we had designed this vacation ourselves. Fortune favors the prepared and your thoughtful and professional preparations made our first European travel experience a success. The transition from city to city, as we viewed the stunning beauty of the Italian countryside, was an unexpected delight. I can see why your beautiful country is Europe's number one tourist destination. The historic points of interest, architecture, priceless art treasures, food, wine, native people, fellow travelers and rustic beauty has elicited in us a love affair with the Italian peninsula. The amount of escorted and free time was just right and the guides were sweet and fluent in many languages.
We plan on returning, perhaps another tour or just one or two places which emerged as favorites. (We also plan to study your beautiful, romantic language together). My wife loves Sorrento and Capri (me too, especially the Blue Grotto). My poetic spirit loved Venice. I spent many hours watching the passing traffic on the Grand Canal. I took over 600 photos during our tour, some even in the Sistene Chapel where it's prohibited (but I swear I was very discreet!). The chapel and the sculpture of David was a dream come true for an art historian like myself. Michaelangelo's magnificent and monumental masterpieces brought tears to my eyes. One of the best things about our travel experience was the number of fellow travelers we met who exchanged e-mails with us. We even met a lovely Argentinean couple who invited us to their homes.
We will not hesitate to enthusiastically recommend Tour Italy Now to our family, friends and acquaintances. Your professionalism turned our dream into a beautiful travel experience. I raise a glass of Lemongiello to you. Thank you and God Bless You. Ciao!
Japhet Zayas (East Elmhurst, NY)
Classic Italy Rome to Venice, May 2012
It's everything we asked for and more!
Priscila, Just wanted you to know, our tour was fantastic. It's everything we asked for and more!! :D
Thank you so much for your help with coordinating our trip. We greatly appreciate it.
Julie Cervantes (Racho Santa Margerita, CA)
Discover Italy Tour, May 2012.
Italy is awesome!
Priscila, just wanted to say thanks again for all your efforts in arranging our trip. Italy is awesome!!!!! We had a great time, a little rain, but all in all, it was amazing. Even my young people on the trip fell in love with Montepulciano and Volterra. If we get the opportunity to go again, I will definitely contact you!
Again, many thanks, couldn't have enjoyed this trip without your arrangements.
Shana Estabrooks (Sharpsburg, GA)
Customized Vacation, April 2012
"Definitely recommend the Dolce Vita Tour for a first time trip to Italy."
Let me start by saying we had a wonderful and memorable trip to Italy. October is a great time to travel to Italy, however how can you not have a great time in Italy at any time of the year. Chandra and I had a great time on the Dolce Vita Tour October 2011 with Tour Italy Now. We got a good taste of Italy traveling through Rome, Florence and Venice stopping in some quaint cities like Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padova and Montepulciano. The art, architecture, artisanship of ancient and present Italy is worth noting and keeps you in awe every step of the way. The food and wine were great and the desserts were to die for. Our tour director was awesome, giving us great ideas to explore the cities on our own too. We took the metro, bus, cabs, and boat rides and had very good experiences. People were very helpful and courteous. Every detail of the trip was taken care of, from pick up at the airport, tours through cities and drop off at airport. Great thing about tours is you do not have to stand in line to get into the major city sites which can have long lines. Definitely recommend the Dolce Vita Tour for a first time trip to Italy. It will make you want to go back. Thanks to Tour Italy Now.
Lathika and Chandra Nair (Mount Sinai, NY)
Dolce Vita Tour, October 2011
"We can't thank Tour Italy Now enough for all the guidance and help provided in setting up our trip, we'll never forget it."
Our trip to Italy, amazing. We had such a great time, and were literally in awe of everything we experienced. We were trying to think of one particular part of our trip that was the best but couldn't come up with just one, everywhere we went had something special to offer. I must admit, that the tour guide we had in Florence where we did the walking tour and Museum, was the best. He was so passionate about the history of Florence which transferred the interest to us just that much more. His enthusiasm was terrific. So overall the tour itself was great, no complaints. We thought they all did a good job as that's a lot of people to co-ordinate and look after.
Our stay in Orvieto was wonderful, perfect way to end a 10 day tour, was so nice to have that down time. The staff there were so good, and made you feel at home. The weather was perfect the whole time we were there, couldn't of asked for anything better.
We can't thank Tour Italy Now enough for all the guidance and help provided in setting up our trip, we'll never forget it. Thanks again for everything.
Fred and Margaret Bailey (Calgary, Canada)
Classic Italy Tour and Customized Vacation, September 2011
"No hitches, no glitches - great holiday."
It's hard to believe we have been home months now. I think the Bus Tour was great! The tour guides were excellent, amazing actually, personality plus, extremely knowledgable, accommodating and efficient and eager to please and help. It was a great trip and Italy is 'magnifico'! Of course I had to make a purchase at the Murano Glass Factory that we visited. No hitches, no glitches - great holiday.
Maureen Primrose (Vernon, BC, Canada)
Discover Italy Tour, September 2011
"It was all well planned and so easy to follow."
Our trip was awesome! We had the best time and it was all well planned and so easy to follow. Thank you a million times over for your assistance. I got engaged the day before we left, which made the trip all the more fun! Rome was busy and cool, but we loved Venice. I someday want to own a boat, so it was heaven for me! We had a great restaurant suggested to us of the beaten path called La Caravate and it was delish! We truly enjoyed our first European vacation. Thank you again!
Lori Spicer (Memphis, TN)
Customized Italy Vacation, September 2011
Becky Jimenez (Puerto Rico)
Discover Italy, October 2010
"I can't wait to go back!"
What an amazing time we had! It was wonderful and Tour Italy Now did a great job with picking the hotels - they were clean, nice, and in very good locations. Even the rental car size was perfect!
Thank you so much for making this an unforgettable trip. I can't wait to go back!
Donna Westermeier (East Aurora, NY)
Customized Italy Vacation, September 2011
"The hotel was perfect - gorgeous, serene and quiet, located beautifully."
Everything you arranged for our trip went off perfectly! I and all the others thank you so much. We had a lovely time - ate far too much, and had some crazy experiences, all in all it was excellent. The hotel was perfect - gorgeous, serene and quiet, located beautifully. Thanks so much! Here we are! Left to right - Adrienne, Carole, Mary, Norma.
Carole Woundenberg (Mahwah NJ)
Customized Italy Vacation, September 2011
"My daughter and I had the trip of a lifetime!"
The trip was fabulous, thank you for all you’re help with the booking and arrangements and making it quite simple for us to enjoy such a beautiful country. We met so many great people on the tour which made the experience that much more enjoyable. My daughter and I had the trip of a lifetime! Thanks Again.
Rosa Noto (Massapequa Park, NY)
Dolce Vita, August 2011
"I saw SO MUCH in so little time and it wouldn't have been possible alone."
Our trip was great. My main interest in booking a tour-based vacation was the promised element of safety. Our tour leaders were very friendly, knew the areas we traveled very well, and the buses were both comfortable and safe. I saw SO MUCH in so little time and it wouldn't have been possible alone. Thank you very much for all your help. I am very glad I had this experience and am excited to travel back there one day.
The picture is of our tight-knit group. Within a few days, we all found each other at the same dinner table every night. From left to right, Louisa, a retired banker from Hong Kong. In the middle, Bev and Jan, two Australian best friends, and then me and my Aunt, also named Bev. I was having a bit of trouble getting adjusted to being in a foreign country, but I found solace in the three strangers in the photograph. I never expected to go on a tour and make friends, especially friends so different in geography, age, and experiences. We had a great time together and I'm so grateful to have met them. This is us outside our Venice hotel.
Amanda Roberts (Athens, GA)
Classic Italy Tour, August 2011
"The experience was amazing and will be a lifetime memory."
We had a great trip to Italy! The hotel stays were very accommodating. The tours provided were perfect and well planned. Thank you for supporting us during the trip in providing a rental car so quickly in Siena. The train tickets worked out great as well. The transportation to and from the airport couldn’t be any better and the private car for the restaurant in Siena was first class as well. Overall the experience was amazing and will be a lifetime memory. Thank you for helping to make this happen and I appreciate your services.
Patrick Spine (Raleigh, NC)
Customized Italy Vacation, September 2011
"The tour covered all the places we wanted to visit and we were more than satisfied."
Just want to say thank you to Tour Italy Now for arranging our recent tour of Italy. The coach tour from Rome to Venice and return to Rome was fantastic. The tour guide was excellent and so was the driver. Great hotels, we loved the Carlton on the Grand Canal in Venice and Hotel Diana and in Rome. The tour covered all the places we wanted to visit and we were more than satisfied. We would certainly recommend your service to our friends and family.
Marjorie and Brian George (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Dolce Vita Tour, August 2011
"Escorted tours are perfect for first timers going to Italy!"
"We had a wonderful time in Italy. I would like to thank you for arranging everything perfectly. I'd also like to mention that escorted tours are perfect for first timers going to Italy, like me. Everything was followed according to the schedule, tour guides were friendly and respectful. The trip was so good that I ended up staying three extra days, especially to enjoy the beach in Sorrento and Capri. What a beautiful place! It really took us by surprise. Thank you again for all your help. Your staff in Italy was great. I will definitely recommend Tour Italy to whomever wants to experience Italy, and if I go back I'll absolutely go with Tour Italy Now."
Neise Cordeiro (Las Vegas, NV)
Classic Italy Tour, July 2011
"The private transfers were definitely a great bonus to have and the hotels were all really nice and in great locations"
Italy was awesome! May was a really good time of year to go, no big crowds anywhere and the weather was wonderful. It was cool how you were able to piece the trip together with all the smaller tours, that worked really well. It was also a great balance of guided tours and free time to do stuff on our own. It’s hard to compare all the cities since they are so different from each other, we loved them all! Rome is so historic, Sorrento is so picturesque, Florence is really pretty and artsy but a smaller city and very easy to get around, and Venice is an experience all in itself. I think our favorite was probably Sorrento. The trip out to Capri was really awesome as well, and the weather was nice enough that we got to do the Blue Grotto, definitely the highlight of the trip! Needless to say, we took 1100 pictures and 1.5 hours of video, so we have a lot to look back on. The private transfers were definitely a great bonus to have and the hotels were all really nice and in great locations, especially for walking to and from the train stations in Florence and Venice. The food was delicious, we ate gelato every single day and sometimes even twice a day! We will definitely have to go back again. Thanks for all your help, we loved the trip!
Jared and Elisabeth Patrick (York, PA)
Classic Italy Rome to Venice, May 2011
"Our guided Vatican City tour was great"
Our Italy trip was fabulous! Things went very smoothly. We were happy with our hotel selections. Especially in Venice, it was a great hotel! Venice was by far our favorite stop. The staff was very friendly and the location of the hotel could not be beat. They had the best breakfast too. We had a large room with plenty of space. It was great.
All the transfers that were included were on time and worked out perfectly. Our guided Vatican City tour was great as well. My husband and I actually attended the Papal Audience on Wednesday and had front row seats. Overall, we had a fabulous trip. Thank you very much for putting this package together for us. Europe was amazing and I will most definitely keep you in mind for our next Europe trip! Thanks again!
Mariana T. Gonzalez (Napa, CA)
Customized Vacation, May 2011
"We were very well taken care of at every step"
Our trip to Italy was fantastic! We were very well taken care of at every step. Everyone was fantastic. We got to see all the highlights of Rome, the gorgeous views of the Amalfi Coast, and Capri was amazing. Also, we enjoyed the walking tour of Naples and the tour through the ruins of Pompeii. On our own, we ventured to Sorrento via ferry one day which was a lot of fun. All of the hotels were super nice. Thanks again!
Brandi, Vijay and Mike Rossi (Estero, FL)
Rome to Amalfi Tour, May 2011
"Thanks for helping us put together a dream honeymoon vacation!"
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for the excellent trip you planned for our honeymoon to Italy. Going into this trip we knew there would be a lot of research, planning and booking that needed to be done. When we started, we tried to do this ourselves but were not comfortable that we were making the right choices. That all changed once we got in touch with you! From the first phone call, you were always immediately responsive with every request we made big or small. The itinerary you put together fit us perfectly and we truly feel we got to see and do everything we wanted while we were there. It was all so easy! Every step of the way the transportation was there for us, the tour guides were excellent, the hotels you booked were gorgeous, and even the restaurants you recommended were delicious. I appreciate that you really listened to us when we told you what we were looking for and it all came together so perfectly.
I have already recommended you to other people who have thought about planning a trip to Italy. I know that if we ever get a chance to go back again, you will be the first person we call. Thanks for helping us put together a dream honeymoon vacation!
Paul & Jamie Mullen (St Petersburg, FL)
Honeymoon, April 2011
"The hotels were first class"
Pauline and I have just returned from Italy and I wanted to say what a fantastic time we had. The hotels were first class and offered great service, comfortable rooms, and great breakfasts. The tours were extremely interesting and the tour guides very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the free time that was built into the tour, as it allowed us to explore Italy at our leisure. Thank you for your efforts in organizing our tour.
James and Pauline Stirling (Ontario, Canada)
Marco Polo Tour, March 2011
"We had never done a tour before... and am so thankful the tour worked perfectly"
I wanted to let you know that we loved our trip and everything went exactly as planned. We had never done a tour before, so I was crossing my fingers throughout the trip, and am so thankful the tour worked perfectly for us. We were able to see the wonderful sites with a local tour guide and we were also able to explore the places on our own. It was truly a wonderful way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We will definitely tell our friends about your services. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience. Ciao!
Darci Drinan (Chicago, IL)
Classic Italy Rome to Venice, September 2010
"My Tour Italy Now travel expert maintained excellent communication with me throughout the booking process"
Thank you for the wonderful service you provided and for making my dream trip to Italy a reality. My Tour Italy Now travel expert maintained excellent communication with me throughout the booking process. She was always ready and willing to answer any questions I had. I was given detailed information regarding all aspects of the trip and everything went according to plan. The trip couldn’t have been better.
Brienne Briggs (Rochester, NY)
Classic Italy Tour, September 2010
"We had beautiful weather, a great tour director, a safe driver and our hotels were in good locations"
This is to let you know that my husband and I had a fantastic eight days in Italy. We had beautiful weather, a great tour director, a safe driver and our hotels were in good locations. We loved all the sites we visited and we got to see much more of Italy than we expected from our eight-day stay. We had so much fun and fond memories of Italy.
Thank you for your help in making our vacation enjoyable and memorable.
Van-Loc Doran (Sommerville, MA)
Dolce Vita Tour September 2010
"If you want that great vacation to Italy, you have come to the right place. Priscila, our travel expert, will design the perfect trip to Italy"
Have you always wanted to take that perfect dream Italy vacation? My daughter and I did. We surfed the Internet and found the perfect tour--- Tour Italy Now’s Marco Polo Tour. Our itinerary was planned out with scheduled tours in Venice, Rome, Florence and Tuscany, with, a few personalized optional tours, drop-off service, breakfast and great four-star hotels which reflect the culture of the city you are in.
Our tour also included side trips to Pisa, Murano and the Tuscan countryside. We found the services remarkably accommodating, the hotel staffs were extremely helpful and our tour guides were very knowledgeable. We had comfortable buses and trains and our walking tours were well designed. We also discovered reasonably priced restaurants near our hotels and the hotels' restaurant service was just as wonderful. Taxis were available in our hotels and the fares were like those in Manhattan.
I am amazed that most Italians were tolerant of my college Italian and they were grateful that I attempted to speak to them in their native tongue. But do not worry if you don’t speak the language, almost everything you need for the tour is planned out for you and you will find a way to communicate. The hotel staffs of Carlton on the Grand Canal, the Atlantic Place in Florence and Hotel Diana speak English and can give you helpful directions in going around town.
If you want that great vacation to Italy, you have come to the right place. Priscila, our travel expert, will design the perfect trip to Italy.
Ellen Ferranti (New York, NY)
Marco Polo Tour, July 2010
"Our tour guide Stefano was awesome, organized and so much fun to be with"
Our heads are still in the clouds. I am not sure if I can use one word that truly expresses how we feel about our trip to Italy. It was awesome, exciting, expressive, beautiful, excellent, tour-friendly, fun and funny. I can go on and on.
We truly enjoyed every moment of it. Pompeii was hot, but historic. Assisi, Siena and Bologna were intimate yet exciting. Rome was interesting and larger than what we thought. Montepulciano was simply awesome. I really loved our hotel in Venice, it was right on the water. Our gondola ride was simply the best and our “guy” even sang happy birthday to us in Italian and that was just so sweet. Capri and Sorrento took our breath away. I even told Yvette, our Tour Italy Now guide, to spread my ashes over Capri/Sorrento when I die in 122 years.
Our tour guide Stefano was awesome, organized and so much fun to be with. He really enjoys what he does. He was very protective of us and made sure that we are all okay.
Our bus tour has 41 people and by the end of the tour we are all friends. We also got the chance to hang out, shop and eat together with our new friends from India, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Miami, Tennessee and New York. It seems that people gravitated to us. We took about 1,200 photos and I have attached one from our Venice gondola adventure.
It was truly a grand trip. Thank you for your help and we will definitely recommend it.
Rosalind Boyer Bernard (Baltimore, MD)
Classic Italy Tour, June 2010
"When we compared notes, they were surprised that our tour costs less and everything was taken care of"
The tour was wonderful and I have 632 pictures of it. My mother couldn’t believe how much we did and saw. We met a lot of people on the tour and I have kept in touch with them. I actually created a blog just for our group and called it “Italy Tour Group” and we also have one in Facebook.
We talked with people at restaurants and at the airport. When we compared notes, they were surprised that our tour costs less and everything was taken care of, compared to what they did. I will definitely get in touch with Priscila if we take another Italy vacation soon. Thank you for helping me out with my lack of knowledge about tours and fear of scams. Till next time.
Sylvia Johnpier (Honolulu, HI)
Dolce Vita Tour, October 2010
"Job well done! Grazie!"
Buongiorno! We had a great time in Italy. I really loved Venice. We got to see the Pope and that was a nice bonus to our trip in Rome. The trains were fantastic and our walking tours served as a great exercise. It is truly a great way to get around.
I also loved the coastal town of Capri, we even took a boat ride to get there and the weather was just wonderful. Our stay at the classy Sorrento Hotel was enjoyable; we even had champagne for breakfast. It was truly lovely and the hotel was simply fantastico. Job well done! Grazie!
Jean MacCarthy (Chicago, IL)
Customized Vacation, September 2010
"We will certainly contact you for our next visit to Italy"
Mike and I wanted to thank you dearly for setting up such a lovely honeymoon package. The hotels were beautiful, had great amenities and were conveniently located. Italians are such friendly people. Everyone went out of their way to help us when we needed it.
The restaurants in Rome and Sorrento were fantastic. Mike and I explored a different one every night of our stay and we even found an Indian and Chinese restaurant in Rome. In Sorrento, my husband fell in love with the limoncello and we even brought some for our bar at home. We also fell in love with the gelato, which is much better than American ice cream.
The tour packages to Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius were also great. We were able to climb Mount Vesuvius and even had the chance to visit Capri where we did the azzuro grotto tour and had a boat ride around the entire island.
Mike and I enjoyed learning about the Italian people and culture. Again, we want to thank you for doing a great job putting together a honeymoon worth remembering. We will certainly contact you for our next visit to Italy and we will let our friends know about your services.
Ciao for now. All the best!
Yvette and Mike Aidoo (New York, NY)
Customized Vacation, September 2010
We went on a custom tour of Rome, Florence and Venice, and our trip was incredible (molto bello!). Thanks again for helping make it so. I would highly recommend Villa Colle, a bed and breakfast 15 minutes outside Florence. The owners are wonderful and their villa is quite nice and comfortable. The pictures are true to life. The breakfasts were great also. We had a fantastic time! Ciao!
Jim Williams (Cheshire, CT)
Customized Vacation, April 2008
"Our travel expert did an excellent job helping us choose the perfect tour"
My wife and I had a great time on the Rome to Amalfi Coast Tour. Our travel expert did an excellent job helping us choose the perfect tour to meet our preferences. The scenery was amazing! The high-speed Eurostar train got us from Naples to Rome in less than two hours. We look forward to choosing another tour with Tour Italy Now in the next year or so. We had an amazing time thanks to Tour Italy Now.
Charles and Aneta Higgins (Fort Gratiot, MI)
Rome to Amalfi Coast, June 2006
"Everything worked out beautifully thanks to your careful preparation"
I just wanted to let you know that we just came home from the trip of a lifetime. Everything worked out beautifully thanks to your careful preparation. It was a little intimidating not speaking Italian, but everyone was so helpful and it was so reassuring to know that we had a plan to follow! All the hotels were in walking distance to the arriving train stations which we really appreciated.
Thanks again for all your efforts in putting together such a great trip at such an amazing price! I have already been passing your name to friends. Hope you'll hear from some new travelers and I'm sure you'll hear from me again! Thank you!
Kathleen McMahon (Chicago, IL)
Customized Vacation, May 2005
"We feel that we saw so much more of Italy, and learned of its history and culture as a result of the tour"
Our tour director did a marvelous job showing us around. She was most informative, had a wonderful sense of humor and was most personable. The bus driver, while not able to speak fluent English, was very expressive, an excellent driver, and added a great deal to the tour. The time that we spent at each stop was appropriate, just enough to get a feel for the area and history, and provided us with enough time to shop.
We feel that we saw so much more of Italy, and learned of its history and culture as a result of the tour. We would never have gained as much on our own. We had a wonderful time, and everything exceeded our highest expectations. We were not ready to come home and wanted to stay for at least another week or month!
Nick and Nancy Ryan (Bothell, WA)
Classic Italy, May 2004
"I especially loved the unexpected stops along the way for chocolate and gelato!"
My mom and I had a great time together on our amazing tour of Italy. I especially loved the unexpected stops along the way for chocolate and gelato! :) All of the accommodations were perfect. In fact, my aunt and uncle plan on going on the same tour this year, and I am looking forward to another tour with Tour Italy Now as well. Thank you for the wonderful memories!
Gillianne and Ava Paradise (San Diego, CA)
Discover Italy, April 2004
"Our custom land and air tour package booked with Tour Italy Now was the trip of a lifetime"
Our custom land and air tour package booked with Tour Italy Now was the trip of a lifetime. I would love to return next year. Thank you for all your help in planning everything.
Carla and Patrick Howard (West Hartford, CT)
Customized Vacation, July 2003