Graham TynerUnited States
We were so pleased to find Caron, being an Expat, but also with dual Italian citizenship (15 years) that we could relate to and learn what it's like living in Italy. Caron is very friendly, very knowledgeable and expresses a genuine interest in you and what you're interested in seeing while in Italy. After 3 busy days in Rome, we wanted a slower pace and was pleased that Caron had time to take us on an all day relaxing, tour of Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Lunch in Sorrento was the highlight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Tyner for your kind words regarding our day on the Amalfi Coast together. It was such a pleasure to meet both of you and engage in such interesting conversations during the drive. I look forward to your return to Italy in order to show you much more. Grazie!!
Fiona LunnUnited Kingdom
My day with Caron exceeded my expectations. Pompei was timed beautifully so it was less crowded, we had a lovely relaxing lunch on a farm at Sorrento, a bit of shopping and then of course the amazing trip down the Amalfi Coast. SUCH stunning scenery. Caron was a great host, relaxed, good fun, easy to chat with and very accommodating to my wishes. She clearly has a good rapport with the locals and is a safe driver. I would highly recommend her for this or any other trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Fiona for your wonderful review of our day. It was such a pleasure meeting you and exploring the Amalfi Coast through your eyes. I'm so pleased that it was the day you had hoped for and more! That is what the Tour's by Local's brand offers you in each city you visit, unique experiences. I look forward to your return to Italy so we can share more adventures together. Grazie Tanto!!
Valerie McInerneyUnited States
Caron is an amazing tour guide! We had an absolutely wonderful time in Pompeii and Sorrento. With our group of 3 generations friends and family, Caron made sure everyone from Grandparents to the 1 year old had a blast. Her expertise on the locations we visited and overall knowledge kept us asking a million questions. It feels like a friend you have known forever just picked you up and shared their neighborhood! We especially appreciated the family farm experience -- unique and fascinating culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valerie, it's you and your loved ones that blessed me with your attention and interest in each location we visited. I'm excited to start planning your next visit to Italy, as I have so much to show you all. My hugs and kisses to little London, as he was the highlight of our day. Thank you for sharing all of your treasures with me.
Vikki JacobiUnited States
Caron was a delightful tour guide! She is very committed to customer satisfaction, and makes every effort to ensure that her group is comfortable and enjoying their excursion. Caron is now a friend to us, she has been so kind to offer advice for the rest of our journey, and checks to see that we are having a good trip. We look forward to working with her again in the future and have already encouraged others to get in touch with her for their future travels.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vicki! I really enjoyed getting to know your family and friends during our tour. We have so much more to explore together and I look forward to your return to me in Italy!
Caron was excellent - friendly, accommodating, funny and knowledgeable - the perfect tour guide. She was especially good with my four children and gladly arranged some impromptu beach time for us that was the highlight of the day. Heartedly recommend Caron and would happily book with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd for your kind words. I so enjoyed meeting your family and was blessed to spend time with your children. Looking forward to meeting you again on your next Italian adventure!!
Jim CookUnited States
Perfect morning and afternoon with a very knowledgeable guide. The day went exactly as planned and was incredibly relaxing and fun. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim! I so enjoyed meeting you both and hold my Police coin proudly! I look forward to your return to Italy!
Joni RenardNew Iberia, LA, United States
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of best tour guides I've used with TBL. We stayed with Carron for 3 days and I would do again tomorrow. She was so accommodating and knowledgeable! I will be using her again and will highly recommend her to my friends. I've been using TBL since 2010 and she was wonderful! I highly recommend Carron for any tours she has available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind review and it really fantastic meeting you ladies and spending time together. Looking forward to meeting up again in the near future! Best & Kind Regards, Caron
Cynthia B.United States
Caron was a fantastic guide. She knows the people and introduced us as though we are family. Travelling with her from Rome to Pompeii to Sorrento was easy as she can zip through the traffic. At Pompeii, the guide she selected for us was excellent. His knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages helped us understand more of this famous city and gave us a more insightful view of civilization at that time. We give the highest rank possible to Caron.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy! It was such a fun day filled with great food, people watching and loads of fantastic shopping, not to mention the beautiful sunsets we caught on the ride home. It was wonderful meeting your family and I look forward to MP coming back over next summer to see her Romamamma.
Michael GiarraputoUnited States
Caron made dreams come true. We had a fabulous time in SORRENTO. Ate at then most beautiful restaurant! We did fantastic shopping and because it was our 25th Anniversary--she whisked us to the San Pietro(where we had honeymooned) and within minutes Bellini's appeared to celebrate our special day. She arranged to take us to Amalfi--so that we could light a candle in honor of my grandmother whose family church is there. We were able to combine photo stops, shoppings & our wishes come true all together!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael! I was really the blessed one to be part of this special event! I look forward to your return to celebrate many more special life moments and celebrations.
Nina W.United States
the drive down from rome to pompei is a bit long, but caron was very entertaining. She points out all kinds of fun stuff, but doesn't talk about history the entire time. She does talk if she senses you want more info, and stops or changes topics if she senses you're not listening. It was such a fabulous time with her, I wish we had her for our entire trip. I don't regret trying Toursbylocals at all, and only wished I booked her longer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nina, thank you for your kind assessment of my tour. I really enjoyed spending time with your family and taking you to visit the farm was very special. I hope to show you much more in the coming years and yes, Tours by Locals is the best tour company in the World servicing many countries, so please do continue to have great experiences using US, the local guides! Best to Everyone!
Andy StrausUnited States
Caron was all that we expected and more! 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". The farm was an amazing experience that we would never have found without her. Caron has friends everywhere she goes. She is punctual, efficient, fun, and knows the best places to eat! A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andy for your kind words and review of your experience. The girls had me at Hello! They are so well educated and interested in the World which made my touring program fun and easy to explain. Great kids + great parents equaled a fantastic experience for all and that is what we accomplished together. Please have a wonderful and fun filled 2016. I'm looking forward to your return to Italy !!!
Charles EvansUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles, really enjoyed showing you Pompei and the Amalfi Coast!
Cynthia M.Lakeway, TX, United States
As always, Caron was on time, professional, personable, considerate and joyful to be with. She was concerned only about ensuring our day was full f adventure. We had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Miss Cinzia! Loved showing you ladies the Farm and introducing you to the creamy side of Lemoncello! Looking forward to our next adventure! Hugs and safe travels home to your babies! Caron
Caron once again got us everywhere we wanted to go. She took us to an amazing farm for an authentic Italian lunch, showed us the Coast which was amazing and was very knowledgable on everything from the sites to the government to the ways of the city. I fell in love with Caron as much as I did Italy!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You know that you to me too! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your new Grandchild and meeting him/her in Itsky soon! Thank you again for booking all three ports with me, it was so much fun learning all of you!
Lynn McKnightUnited States
Caron was very quick to respond to my questions, and even though I had requested a pretty ambitious schedule for our Naples shore excursion, she somehow managed to fit everything in. She was waiting for us when the ship docked, and she navigated the crazy Naples and Amalfi traffic like a pro. Lunch at La Sorgente was a highlight, as was the stop for drinks at Hotel San Pietro. She arranged an amazing guide for our Pompeii tour, and somehow got us back to the ship on time. Wonderful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn, it was a busy day but we made it through fog and all things considered! Your group were just troopers and I really enjoyed every minute with your family!!! Looking forward to you coming back to me here in this beautiful country called Italia! Kind regards, Caron
Mary FeekUnited States
Carron was exceptional. I would recommend her for any tour booked in Italy. She went the extra mile to have us experience Italy in a way no one else could possibly do. We were able to visit Sorrento and have a dining experience at Maria's farm with everything made "fresh" that was probably the highlight of our entire trip. Caron KNOWS Italy, food and wine..What a special day! We loved her...She is vibrant, alive, and considerate of all your needs! Don't miss out on booking with her. She is special!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary, I am the one who is blessed because I was able to spend three days with your wonderful group. I'm looking forward to your return and sharing many more great experiences throughout this beautiful land called Italia! My very best to all of you!!! Hugs all around.
Kelly LarkinUnited States
Caron did an amazing job!! She communicated ahead to make sure we had the tour specific to our needs. I can't recommend her high enough!!! I will refer her to all of my friends! She was pleasant, upbeat and extremely knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Kelly, it was such a fun day getting to know both you and Fernando. I look forward to meeting you again in Italy someday, to show you much more of her beauty. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our time together. Wishing you a great rest of your vacation and safe travels back to Texas.