Maryann StangerUnited States
DO NOT SEE ROME FOR THE FIRST TIME UNTIL YOU'VE READ THIS REVIEW! I thought the Rome tour prices were too expensive. I mean, $800-$1500. Really? As a tourist, I'm telling you it was worth every penny. Best decision ever was to have Caron be our guide. She is a great driver and that's saying a lot in Rome. The lines at the Colosseum were about 1/4 mile. She took us right to the front. We would have waited 3 hours. We didn't wait 3 seconds. WOW! Learned so much. So, so, so great. Caron is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you MARYANN!!!! Your words and the value of our time mentioned in your review was so heartwarming to read. I so enjoyed not only being your guide for the important first visit to the Eternal city, but feel blessed to know you will be returning to me in February to see , taste and explore even more. Until then please enjoy all of the fantastic photos and moments we made during our tour. Grazie, Caron
John MichalsUnited States
A trip of a lifetime and Caron made it exceptional each step of the way. She was a pleasure to deal with at every aspect and we can't wait for our next trip with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John! I loved showing you this beautiful country and look forward to your return!!! Safe trip back home and please do keep in touch! Your Friend & Guide Caron
Laura GarciaUnited States
Caron was wonderful upon first meeting! We were tired from our cruise but she had no problem going at a slower pace our first day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura, it was my pleasure to spend the day your way. That’s what Tours by Locals is all about, making certain that your tour is quality and that it flows the way you wish. Thank you for your kind review, I look forward to your return with Steve and Reese.
Karen DenkerUnited States
We had planned a day in Rome which meant a drive from the ship into the city. Caron clearly did not want ro drive to Rome and said that it was crowded and extremely hot and that the tourists were "dropping like flies". We felt steered to go to other towns as we had all previously been to Rome. The day was a disaster as we ended up driving around aimlesly and seeing a lot of nothing instead of seeing the areas we wanted to see in Rome.She was not able to answer many questions. Very dissappointing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My deepest apologies for any misunderstanding regarding your day tour from last year. I can assure you that your view of the day matters and concerns me deeply. Wishing you Sincerely my best, Caron
Stuart WilenskyUnited States
Caron was a fantastic tour guide, my wife and I spent the day in Rome with her and her husband Mauro, we enjoyed every minute. She is enthusiastic, friendly, and accommodating. We had a fun day, she knows all of the best sites, both famous and not, as well as great restaurants. We strongly recommend her and will surely hire her again for our next visit to Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart! Really enjoyed meeting and spending time with both of you. So looking forward to your return to the Eternal City. All my best to both of you!
Bill E.TX, United States
Caron led great tours for our family in Rome, Venice, Florence and Orvieto. We covered many more attractions at each location with her as our guide. Each day started promptly, was well planned, with no waiting at several of the locations we visited, and was filled with great selections for restaurants at each location. She led our family of five through countless historic sites and cities, was knowledgable and professional during our many tours and was a pleasure to be with during our time in Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill, the pleasure was all mine.
James AlbinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly friend!!!
Lucy BeckUnited States
Lorri CuminsUnited States
Caron is AMAZING!!!! If you are considering a tour with Caron, stop thinking and do it!! This woman knows exactly what it takes and gives you so much more for your time and money than you can ever imagine.Communication is easy, prompt and very efficient.Booking process was great. Please send the communication even if it looks like she is already busy. She can move mountains for you.Our tour was fantastic. We saw so much in comfort and in detail.We told her what we wanted and she delivered.Love her.Kids-A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lorri: Thank you so much for booking me, it was such a blessing to be part of your family vacation before, during and after your cruise. I loved showing the kids everything, as they were genuine and interested in learning. Hats off too you for planning such a fantastic vacation! Please do come back soon, as I have so much more to show you all!!! All my best to the entire family. C
Matthew LarsonUnited States
This was the second time we used Caron and she did not disappoint. Our ship was late getting into port and disorganized with shuttles to the terminial but once we were with Caron she adjusted a lot to make sure we were able to get almost all of the tour in. Saw all the hightlights and then some. Thanks again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matt! It was fun trying to fit it all in. Interesting day and so happy that your family was so flexible about changing things up.
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!! We had such a blast with Caron and we did not want to let her go! It was really neat to drive around the Trastevere area, stopping at the markets and tasting food along the way. We would have never found these places had we been on our own. I am so thankful I found Caron through toursbylocals.com - she truly was the best tour guide I have ever had, and to know that she is the only one I need to know for future tours, is a comfort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for choosing me to spend your special day in Bella Roma! I had so much fun showing you ladies around town and doing as the Romans do. You are 4 beautiful souls and I look forward to having you back again and again. All my warm wishes! Your friend in Rome ��