Andrea GranatoUnited States
You must book your tour with Caron M. VIP treatment throughout the day. She got us from the ship to Rome in plenty of time for gelato before we saw the Vatican. We had lunch across the street from the Colosseum -WOW is all I can say. We were able to see both the Vatican and the Colosseum in one day because of Caron. Everything was beyond our expectations - she took the time to get to know us and by the time she dropped us off at the port, we felt as if we were saying good bye to a family friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Andrea: The thanks goes only to you, as you chose me. I enjoyed every minute with you and your beautiful family! Words cannot express how hard it was to say goodbye- but I know we will meet again! You have an incredible family and I was blessed to get to know them and have the opportunity to show them the city that has stolen my heart! You are the best and your family is 5 stars! Thank you for this heartfelt review and for taking your time to share this beautiful note with future travelers. Grazie
Jesse HerreraUnited States
Caron is a great tour guide. She is very professional and fun to be with. She had our tour itinerary and tickets lined up for us to minimize any lost of time due to long lines. We visited 5 ancient locations and she was well informed on their history. At the end of the tour we felt that Caron was a long time friend. Thats how she made us fell. I would highly recommend Caron to anyone who is looking for good tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jesse! It was such fun getting to know you. I look forward to keeping in touch and showing you much more of Italy on your next trip. All my best and blessings. Your friend in Rome, Caron
Laura GarciaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review Laura, I know we packed it in and then some during this tour and I was delighted that both you Reese enjoyed the day. I know it was tough doing all we did after a very long Cruise.
Roger ElliottUnited States
Just like in Venice, Caron was a gracious host in Rome. The tour of the Colosseum was a highlight along with lunch at a great Italian restaurant. She also attended a Three Tenors concert with us and took the worry out of transportation. We plan to travel with her on a land tour sometime. Roger & Nancy USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger! Really I so enjoyed spending time with you both and showing you Rome. The concert was just a wonderful extra and a joy to ensure that you got there safely and returned safely. You and Nancy were a joy and I look forward to your return to me in Italy soon!!! Happy Holidays to both of you!
We always felt safe; we were never rushed, and our two girls, aged seven and nine loved her. There was never any waiting because we skipped lines because of Caron's knowledge of the ticket system and we easily got in and out of her private van in locations that a bus never would be able to go. Her English and Italian are excellent and her genuine love of Rome and its history is evident in everything she shared with us. Caron is a real gem and we would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charlene for your wonderful review of our day spent touring the Eternal City. My only wish would have been to spend ore time with your beautiful family in each of the ports you stopped at. I so enjoyed meeting all of you and the girls are a parents dream come true, adorable! I cannot wait for your return to Italy, I have so much more to show you!
Robert ChamberlainUnited States
Caron McConnon met us at our cruise ship first thing in the morning, gathered us up, and off we went on a day-long tour of Rome. Caron was great, and got us in an out of the places on the tour while thousands of tourists waited in line. she is very informative, and we got to see some really interesting things. Caron is quite knowledgeable and we had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob! It was such a pleasure meeting both you and your beautiful wife Mary. Rome wasen’t built in a day, but we sure did see as much as we could ; ). Please plan on a return trip as I have so much more to show you. All my best & many thanks for choosing me.
Jeanette HeUnited States
Caron is a thoughtful, friendly and knowledge lady. We had a wonderful day with her at Rome today. The kids love her so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeanette, the pleasure was mine to show you all of Eternal Rome in a day. Your children are a blessing and I'm so very lucky to have met them and Grandpa is priceless! All my very best to each of you for a continued fantastic cruise! Your friend in Rome, Caron
Scott AndersonUnited States
This was an unbelieveable tour for us. Caron was outstanding and was willing to do whatever made us happy. We saw in one day more that we had imagined possible before returning to the ship. Our group of four (two couples) felt that we had become more than clients - more like a friend showing friends her city. Lots of laughter, wonderful insight into history, and a sense that we were well taken care of left us with wonderful memories of a fabulous city and a new friend who lives in Rome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott! I felt the same way the minute we said hello. Really this feeling you had is what the Tours by Locals Brand and model is all about. It really connects locals to the travelers that want to experience the best and the most original tour possible. It was certainly my pleasure to meet all four of you and I'm counting the days until you return to me in Rome. Grazie! Your Friend in Rome! Caron
Pamela PeliniUnited States
This is a wonderful tour and Caron is the tour guide to arrange it! We met early in the morning with a breakfast in the Vatican courtyard. Our Vatican guide, Roberta, was friendly and knowledgeable. She was able to provide so much information on such a personal level. Then it was off to the other sites like the Colosseum. Caron may be an ex-pat from the U.S. but she knows more about Rome and Italy than most Romans! My only regret is that we didn't have Caron plan our entire week long trip Italy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Millie Pamela! It was wonderful meeting your family and showing you the best of the Eternal City. I look forward to your return and please remember that Travel is the one thing you buy that makes you Richer! So I cannot wait to see you all again and soon!!! All my best!
Christine M.Wanaka, OTAGO, New Zealand
Caron was absolutely wonderful, listened to what we wanted and adapted the tour to suit Would highly recommend her as a tour guide Very knowledgable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Christine, so looking forward to having you back again! All my very best! Your friend in Rome, Caron
Joyce HaunLOUISIANA, United States
Caron was delightful; knowledgeable about her adopted city; and fun to spend our day with. We were three retired couples, and she was flexible and helpful. Somehow she managed to give us enough time to also enjoy a delicious lunch in the mist of our trip. Thanks Caron. We will use her services again on our next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joyce! I-m so looking forward to your return and feel blessed to have met you all!!!! Please do come back and soon!!! My Best Wishes! CARON
Cathy KnorzerUnited States
Our exceptional experience was a direct result of having Caron as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy! Loved meeting you and await your return to Bella Italia!!!
Craig FarquharUnited States
Rome was truly amazing and a big part of that was because of our guide Caron. She knows the area so very well, has all the right connections and took care of every need and requests we had. Although we only had a short period of time to see so many sights, she made it happen. She is a lot of fun and we enjoyed seeing the sights with her are. I would recommend her highly and look forward to booking time again with her in the future when we return to Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Craig, I just loved spending time getting to know both you and Phyllis! You are both so much fun and I have so much more to show you in Italy, so pleased do hurry up and get back to me and the Eternal city as fast as you can. Thank you so much for your wonderful words and review, it felt like being with old friends! Your the Best! Caron
Winona McDanielUnited States
I recently went on a cruise to Europe and had one day to spend in Rome. I booked Tours by Locals and got the best tour guide in Caron. Caron was so perfect in handling our family, she knew what we wanted to see, and getting us the best experience in Rome for a very limited time. If you are thinking about getting a tour guide in Italy, you simply must ask for Caron as it will be the best decision for your vacation. This was the smartest move I made the whole time on was on the cruise!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Winona! The pleasure was all mine! It was such a joy getting to know all of you and I felt very blessed to have had the opportunity to make your travel in Italy the best that it could be. Please come back next year, there are so many more special moments that I would love to show all 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, all my best!
Michelle KonermanUnited States
Caron was amazing! I was so excited to see all of Rome in a day and she was just as excited to show me! We had a set agenda but she took the time to get to know me and adjusted to add in a couple of things she knew I would love. I can't wait to return and book another tour with Caron!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle! It was my pleasure showing you everything and more while visiting Rome in a day. Please do contact me again the next time you are planning a trip to Italy, I have so much more to show you!!!!! All my best! Caron
Susan StraussUnited States
What a wonderful tour! Caron is delightful---warm, full of information, and knows her way around. I highly recommend her tours. Next time we are in the area, we will book with Caron and will recommend our friends do the same!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan! I so enjoyed showing you my Eternal City! Please come back soon, as there is so much you have left to see. Looking forward to our next adventure together. My best & kind regards, Your Driver Guide in Rome!!! Caron
Caron is the most warm and amazing person. She made our day the most perfect day we could imagine. This day will,live in our memory for ever. We have found a new friend and will keep in touch. Highly recommend. W
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are all forever in my heart! Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! I was so blessed to be part of the celebration. Please come back to me soon!!!
Carolyn WoodUnited States
This was a great tour by a very professional tour guide who was also a lot of fun! She was great and I will gladly use her and tours by locals.com again! Caron was very accommodating which was great as we had mobility impaired folks with us and she adapted our tour to suit their needs. I would not hesitate to recommend this company and this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn for your kind review. Looking forward to your return to Italy. All my best to your family!
Jessica PortuUnited States
Caron was phenomenal! wonderful tour, personable. Picked us up at the port, gave a great commentary en route to Rome. She stopped in a quaint pastry shop and we enjoyed coffee and pastry across the Coliseum. Coliseum tour was simply amazing. The Vatican tour guide was soft spoken, but I think it was the noise level of hundreds of people that made it difficult. Overall a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jessica! I really enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to your return to Italy. Happy that I could be part of making great memories for your family vacation.
Janet FletcherUnited States
Caron and Bruella (sp?) transformed our experience in Rome. Caron thinks of every last detail, including recommending the right car transfer, reservations at authentic restaurants and with her experience and connections, we skipped the long lines and went right into enjoy the sights. Bruella set up a wonderful breakfast inside the Vatican so that we could chat about what we wanted out of the Vatican and Brasilica tours. Caron took us to Ancient Rome and created a magical exper 4 our 20th anniv.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Janet & Nick, what a wonderful time I had meeting and celebrating your 20th Wedding Anniversary. I was so pleased that you were both so moved by all that was planned for our special time together in Rome. Happy to hear you made it home safe & sound, not shocked about the luggage being in Miami. Guess that is one more thing for Nick to write them about : ((( Please do come back, I have so much more to show you both! Your friend in Rome, Caron
Mitch PomeranceUnited States
Fantastic tour!! Caron was very flexible in meeting our needs. We saw so much more in Rome with Caron than we would have seen without her. We highly recommend her to anyone traveling to Rome!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mitch for your kind words, it was the perfect day even with the heat. I so enjoyed meeting your family!!! Thank you for being the PERFECT TRAVELERS! Hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise and safe travels home .
Louis PotenzianoUnited States
Caron was a terrific tour guide. She left us with lasting memories of Rome. Our boys learned so much during the day. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Louis for your kind words. I really enjoyed meeting the boys and showing them the Pyramid and cats in Rome. All my best and come back soon!
Allen SmithUnited States
We were fortunate to have the opportunity to have Caron on our first full day in Rome. All our family can say is 'Wow'. What a tour and better yet is Caron. The knowledge,the history, and her passion to make our day special. By the end of or day, we had our plan for the next 2 days filled with restaurant reservations and recommended walks/sights to focus on as well as what to avoid.We have been home a week and our kids are still talking about Caron. The Smith Family, McKinney TX
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Allen! Thank you so much for your wonderful and kind review. I just adored meeting your family and showing you all the highlights of the Eternal City. Romamamma is here when they are ready for Spring Break! Hugs to all!!!!
Summer MarrUnited States
Caron helped make our brief visit to Rome absolutely wonderful! She was so good with our two boys (age 7 and 4) and made everything come to life for them while saw the sites. We even managed to squeeze in two side stops to see where my parents were married and where I was born - so very special! My husband and I now want to go back and spend a week or two to experience more! Patricia was equally as amazing at the Vatican and kept our oldest (and us) completely engaged. Loved Rome, Caron and Patricia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear, it was so wonderful to meet all of you and you must bring back your beautiful boys to visit with their RomaMomma!
Michele PereiraUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michele! Have a great cruise and I look forward to meeting you again in Italy!
Nina W.United States
Caron and her husband Maolo were fabulous. The highlight of my family of 9's entire Italy trip. I wish I used her for the entire weeks instead of just Rome and Pompeii. She was able to cater to my husband's food tour request, and added a food tasting to our day in Rome. Caron was able to keep happy the children ( 9 and 12) as well as my mom (52) and of course all those in between. Love the customisation, and how she didn't keep having extra charges for any changes like other companies I researched.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nina, you were such an easy family to tour. Fun, loving, energetic and really outgoing. We both had a SUPER time showing you around Rome and look forward to your return! The girls are adorable and your Mom was very special to me after spending three days getting to know how great she is! I appreciate you booking so many days with me and MAURO ; )
Andy StrausUnited States
First time using Tours by Locals and hit the jackpot with Caron! We are a family of 4 (two daughters ages 9 and 11) and Caron was able to organize a tour to meet everybody's interests. She was focused on our children and was often seen holding their hands and telling stories as we walked. Our 11 year old nicknamed her a "fairy godmother". She is punctual, efficient, fun, and knows the best places to eat! It is rare to find someone so professional and conscientious and simultaneously so caring and fun. A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Patti and Family! Thank you for your kind words and review. I feel as if I was the one who hit the jackpot as soon as we met in Rome! Your girls are adorable, smart, funny and well traveled and I so enjoyed every minute with both of them. Thank you for choosing me for your first TBL experience and for sharing your fantastic holiday acation in Rome with me, it was a blessing. Happy New Year and please do come back to the Eternal city again and again! Best Always Caron
the best thank you, would do it again in a heartbeat and we had the best time ever. well worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clint! I so enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return to Italy!!! Grazie
Lucy BeckUnited States
Caron was FABULOUS! She easily adjusted to our pace and interests. Her knowledge and energy were just what we wanted and needed. We saw and learned things that we would have missed on our own. Memorable experience because of Caron!
Martin WoolnoughUnited Kingdom
Tip-top in every way! Pick up from our hotel and dropped back Colosseum tour, Anna-Marie. Forum/Palatine, Caron. Vatican/St Peters, Nardia. Leisurely lunch - v best burger! Local guides. Friendly. Welcoming. Knowledgeable. Passionate. Informative. Interesting. Personal attention at all times. Very enjoyable. Tickets included, no waiting. Just two of us. At our pace. Second tour with Caron. Generous of time. Spent evening with her and friends. Leaving as very good friends. Five star treatment. Fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Martin, thank you again for a wonderful review. We were dear friend's at hello! Loved getting to know both of you and can't wait to have you back again! You are the wonderful ones!
Cynthia M.Lakeway, TX, United States
Great tour guide. Personable, considerate, generous and knowledgeable. We appreciated the expertise and willingness to ensure our trip was very special and memorable. We highly recommend Caron.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia! It was really wonderful being able to celebrate your special day in Rome and Orvieto together. I look forward to having you back next year to celebrate again! Cheers and Continued Happiness in life! Enjoy your Birthday photo's! Caron
FABULOUS !!!!! Caron's personality and knowledge exceeded all expectations. She showed us everything we wanted and more due to her keeping us on schedule. So much to see in Rome and we saw it all. Thank you Caon!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so welcome Julia! It was a really fun day showing you the entire Eternal city of Rome. Come back next year to see more!!!
John TrumpUnited States
Rome. It was quite unbelievable! The coliseum was amazing but Vatican City was beautiful.Each room in the museum was more beautiful than the one before and by the time we got to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's, I was awestruck! Caron was very energetic and fun. It was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly John! It was wonderful showing you Rome.
Lorri CuminsUnited States
Caron was able to get everything done in our beautiful day. We had skip the line passes set up in advance for the Vatican and the Colosseum. We were able to see so many of the highlights of Rome in our day. The service was over the top American style (spoiled lot that we are). The lunch was delicious and she obviously knows her stuff. If you want to see if in Italy, contact Caron....she can proably make it happen for you. We have lifetime memories from our trip. Thanks Caron!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lorri: Thank you so much and the pleasure of meeting you in Italy was all mine! Please do come back as soon as possible for that girls trip! All my best, C
Loc PhamUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Loc, it was wonderful meeting your wonderful family and friends!!!
Caron was our guide on our tour in Rome when we took our cruise in Europe. Caron was on time to pick us up at the dock and promptly starting our tour. She was very gracious as well as knowledgeable. She made sure we were all comfortable, well fed and cooled off on a hot summer day when needed. She is great for a family of kids and those who travel with elders. I highly recommend her for any tours in the Rome and surrounding areas. She was 5 stars all the way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie, it was wonderful meeting your family and watching all of you enjoy this exciting Eternal city called Rome. Come back and visit next year, I'm looking forward to showing you all much more! All my best and Kind regards!
Carla Ciraci-MurphyUnited States
BEWARE! I booked a tour for myself and my daughter it was to include; pick up from hotel, tour of the Vatican, lunch and transport to port to board cruise. When driver and friend picked us up at hotel we realized neither spoke English. I wear a knee brace (which they were made aware of prior) and when we arrived @ Vatican guide told me i could not go on tour. They said for an additional cost I could go on wheelchair tour later that day. I already paid $800 so My daughter went alone. We never did get lunch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback,I'm truly sorry that you had the experience you did due to the Vatican Tours having a different way of dealing with the disabled tours. They have a completely different route that needs to be taken and that is why you were given the options that you were given and you chose for her to enter in the museums that morning on her own so that she could see it all and not be held back or missing anything. There was no extra cost asked of you and you were offered lunch, but refused it.
Ingrid CarusoUnited States
Caron clearly knows what she's doing when it comes to giving you a memorable experience! Lively, and well connected within the community. We were well taken care of!