Geraldine (Dina) RuehleUnited States
From the first email, my experience with Caron has been fabulous! We arrived in Rome on a Saturday morning and spent Saturday & Sunday touring the sites before we began a Med. cruise. She coordinated the logistics perfectly--from apartment check-in, to airport pickup, cruise ship drop off, and pickup again at the end of our cruise to take us to the airport. We saw all of the major sites on Sat & Sun. Caron became a friend who I feel certain I will see again. Her husband, Mauro, is terrific, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dina! It was so much getting to know your family in two days time - the amazing race it was and you all did beautifully! Happy to have met all of you and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch and taking your family to many more amazing places around Italy and beyond in the future. You have a friend in Rome!
Chuck M.United States
The finale of our 3-week odyssey with Caron took us to Venice, Milan (during Fashion Week!), and Bellagio! Our hotel in Venice was on St. Mark's square - a result of early planning and Caron's knowledge of the city! Our hotel room in Bellagio overlooked the lake. Caron made all lodging reservations and never were we disappointed. Caron is also an experienced shopper (and negotiator!). She has earned our strongest possible recommendation and we would certainly use her services again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck & Sue! The early planning was due to your due diligence and I greatly appreciated it, as it made my job much easier. I hope you enjoyed the last location as well which ended us at a Spa Hotel in Switzerland high above Lake Lugano and the Alps. Thank you for your kindness, your friendship, your fun spirited card game playing and information sharing on Disney. I hope you also enjoyed our off the beaten track road side stops and I so enjoyed your amazing taste for food, culture & beauty.
Chuck M.United States
Week 2 of our Italian odyssey with Caron took us to Tuscany where we enjoyed multiple day trips from San Gimignano. Caron is a masterful planner and the ultimate personal guide who led us to wine tastings, a cooking class, Pisa, Florence, Lucca, the Chianti region and exposure to the wonderful Tuscan countryside. Caron also introduced us to the beautiful country of San Marino on our way to Venice. Caron is a vivacious lady with whom we developed a very comfortable friendship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck & Sue! Umbria & Tuscany are two of my favorite places in Italy and I was so happy to share them with you both. Thank you for entrusting my itinerary choices to share with you in Umbria, Tuscany and beyond. I look forward to your pottery set arriving from Orvieto and I pray in time for Thanksgiving. Your friend in Rome, Caron
Chuck M.United States
A fantastic week in Rome - nothing left unseen !! This was the first week of a 3-week Italian odyssey with Caron. She created a soup-to-nuts plan for us that included all lodging, transportation, dining and sightseeing - a plan totally conforming to our expectations and capabilities. Whether for a single day's tour of Rome or an extended personalized tour of the whole of Italy, Caron is a superbly professional guide who can do it all !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck & Sue, it was such a blessing meeting both of you and I was delighted to show you the best of the Eternal city. Excited to show you more on your next trip across the pond.
Jennifer LevesonUnited States
Fabulous trip! She did a great job keeping up with 3 generations. She made sure everyone was comfortable. We will definitely use Caron again. Great food! Great wine! Great company! We will leave Italy feeling like Caron is part of the family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer for this wonderful opportunity to meet your beautiful family. I so enjoyed all of you and look forward to your return to me in the near future. Your family friend in Rome, Caron
My family of 8 especially my 77-year old mother will be forever grateful to Caron for everything that she did to make our Rome stay not only memorable but also comfortable & fun. A guide par excellence, you can trust her be it cultural & historical input to extending way beyond that and making you feel like you're like a family all the time. She is apart from all the guides we've come across in our travels. In her, you feel that every step along the way, you are being taken cared of like real family. ����
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my dearest Eleanore, it’s been such a pleasure to know your beautiful family. I’m the one who has felt blessed to be able to care for each and every one of you during your stay in Italy. Your mother is heaven sent and will be forever in my heart, as will you all. Please take care and have a wonderful rest of your vacation in the UK and FRANCE. May God Bless all of you and watch over you always. Your friend in Roma, Caron.
Ardene LamerUnited States
There were 12 of us exploring Italy with Caron. We still talk about our adventures with Caron. She was OUTSTANDING. We were treated to an unbelievable and unforgettable tour of Florence, Rome, Amalfi Cast, Pompeii and Venice like no one else on board our ship. Caron made sure that we were experiencing the real Italy and we will never ever forget this trip of a lifetime with her. I would highly recommend her. She was our "Mother Duck" and we gladly followed her. It was worth it. "Quack Quack" - CIAO !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you My dearest Arden! How I loved meeting all of you and it was such a pleasure being your Mother Duck throughout Italy! I’m looking forward to your return someday soon. You are all forever in my heart! Grazie Millie! Your friend in Rome, Caron
Deborah ShullUnited States
When planning the Florence/Venice portion of our trip we didn't know what we didn't know- Caron exceeded our expectations by showing and sharing with us the true Tuscan Italy. We were immersed in the culture, tastes and textures of the area. Her historical knowledge was impressive and improved our experience. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Caron to our friends and family and will definitely book with her again when we travel to Europe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful my dearest Deborah. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only your kind review , but allowing me the freedom to show you the best of Italy. I was so blessed to meet you and share in your joys while seeing the country through your eyes for the first time. Looking forward to your return! All my very best, Your guide in Rome, Caron
Allen CavalluzziUnited States
My 13yo daughter&I spent a week in Rome.Caron arranged for private, 1st class events.We visited the major venues,traversed Rome&Amalfi by car while being educated.We went to Venice by high speed train.Private boat to Murano&glass blowing factory where my daughter blew glass.Doges palace,hearing the history brought it to life.Visited Villa d'Este.Caron made sure my daughter was engaged and happy.Lastly she set up a special treat for my horse loving daughter,a horseback riding event in the hills of Tivoli!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for choosing me to enhance your Italian vacation with Annie. It was such a joy to meet you both and show her the best of your homeland. I look forward to your return to Italy in the future to share even more with your entire family. All my very best, Caron
Noymi YamUnited States
Caron is a truly superior tour guide and it is particularly beneficial to work with her if your trip involves multiple destinations. She is undoubtedly great with smaller tours as well, but we felt that having her plan a whole week for us was a great choice. When you work with Caron, you can count on seeing everything that is on your list and more, all in a very positive and family-like atmosphere. She has a unique combination of being highly organized and truly putting her heart into her work.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Noymi for sharing your beautiful family with me, it was such fun planning each day and packing in as much as we could to ensure your talented and brilliant boys saw everything they wanted to and more. Your family is forever in my heart and I look forward to your return to Italy. It was a wonderfully celebrated Happy New Year with all of you. Best, your friend in Rome.
Allen SmithUnited States
Nothing but the best from Caron. Our second time with her. This one a 9 day. Words can't express our appreciation. Just a wonderful time on Amalfi and Apulia. One of the best trips ever. Wouldn't want anyone else planning our European vacation. The Smith Family McKinney, Tx
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Words cannot express how greatful I am to be your passport guide to Europe. Love your beautiful family and feel blessed to have spent nine great days & nights showing you the best of it all. Looking forward to our next adventure ! All my best dear friend.
Ian BresslerUnited States
i cannot gush enough about how wonderful caron is or how much she meant to our family on our trip. not only was she an amazing, knowledgeable tour guide, but our two small children just fell in love with her! caron knows all the cool, hidden little shops, restaurants and sites. she is patient, accommodating and just all around a great person and your guide. we miss her already!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ian for your kind and warm words regarding our days spent together. You have the MOST INCREDIBLE FAMILY and I so enjoyed being with both your Prince and Princess. I look forward to keeping in touch and seeing you all again in the near future. Happy to be the kids, Roma Nonna!
James WolfeUnited States
Caron is by far the most exceptional tour guide I have ever had. She is fun, knowledgeable, focused, organized and was an exceptional teacher for my grandson and myself. She was able to accommodate a very restricted diet for us with ease. She even modified our trip once we arrived in Italy. Everything about her service was beyond outstanding. Thank You Caron!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James for your kind review! I felt blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate your Grandson's graduation accomplishment. It was a blast watching him grow into the different foods & wine in Italy, great young man you have there! I really enjoyed changing things up to keep it interesting along the way and so pleased that you enjoyed all of it and am waiting for your return!!! My Best Always Jim!
Michael GiarraputoUnited States
My daughter and I had a FABULOUS time. We toured San Gimignano, Volterra and Orvieto. We shopped and had wonderful food and the best gelato. Caron's knowledge of the towns we visited was fantastic,she handled everything -we loved all the places we went. Caron went above and beyond by arranging a private tour in Venice of a Glass blowing factory which was amazing. It was incredible to watch and they gifted my daughter a glass blown horse. Caron extends beyond to deliver on experiences for her clients
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael! I really appreciated being part of this important vacation and celebration of your life events. I look forward to your return to Italy soon.
Krista MosherUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Krista for sharing your wonderful family with me and all of the great moments of celebrating. Wow we did allot and you were all troopers! Hope you liked the Peanut Butter cake I made you using my grandma's recipe (don't go giving away the secrete please). Hug your Mom, Dad and Ransome for me please. My best to all of you!