Amanda AlsbaughUnited States
Karine was a wonderful tour guide. She arranged bike riding tour around the walls of Lucca and took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch. Karine's knowledge of Lucca and Pisa is vast and exciting. You can tell how much she loves history and sharing it with others. Karine had transportation ready and it flowed smoothly allowing us never to have to wait long. She also took us to a great gelato spot and helped us navigate the area when we needed a rest or a bathroom break. She was a great tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amanda, thank you, I'm so glad to have spent that day with a so nice and educated family. I wish you the best and above all at your wonderful kids. Karine.
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
Our trip to Pisa and Lucca was a fun and relaxing day. Karine led us on a wonderful tour of both Pisa and Lucca at a very slow, enjoyable and relaxing pace. Our day with her was great. Lucca is a hidden gem and should be explored and visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert and thank you very much. Yes you're right, the excursion Pisa and Lucca is an easy day, and Lucca is full of jewels. It's my favourite city in Tuscany. I'm happy you appreciate the day. Karine.
Lance OharaUnited States
Karine is a fantastic tour guide. She has a lot of knowledge of the history of Pisa and Florence. It wasn't easy handling a 10 party tour with 2 wheel chairs but she did a fantastic job. We had a fantastic time with her. From the pickup to the drop off, she made sure that we were comfortable, safe and filled with history and knowledge. We booked her privately for one of our shore excursions on the Disney Magic Mediterranean tour and it was perfect. Don't hesitate to book her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lance, how beautiful was that day with your family and you. You were all very careful with me and my explanations, precised and so interested, you are very kind. I hope to see you again, because customers like you and your family are rare on a cruise ship.
Vanessa GonzalezUnited States
Karine, was wonderful! We had an amazing time with her. She is very knowledgeable. Our 12yr old son really enjoy the Pisa tour. Great city. I would definitely recommend Karine to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vanessa, this tour of Pisa with you 3 was a pleasure. You are fantastic parents for your son, amazing. He is certianly in advance for his age, but you are giving him all the opportunities to be someone really special. I hope to meet you and him one day, and I'm sure that day he will teach me plenty of things... Thank you very much. Karine.
Stephanie JohnsonUnited States
Karine is a wonderful guide. She gave us a great tour of the Tuscany countryside as well as several old villages. Karine is very knowledgeable and has a 5 star personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie and Friends, Thank you for your feedback, I am so glad to have known you, you're a 5 star customer!
Pam RaymondUnited States
We had a wonderful tour experience at the Uffizi Museum with Karine. Karine did a wonderful job of setting us up with background history of Florence and the museum itself in the very beginning. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about Florentine history and art. She also kept our eighth grade daughter actively engaged during the entire length of our tour. We hope to return to Florence and the Uffizi again, and we would happily tour with Karine again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pam, your patience and attention had been precious.
Mary Jo SchultzUnited States
Karine was very nice and extremely knowledgeable, but several times throughout the tour, we felt like we were being stalled. As if we needed to "fill the time", before we could move on to the next destination.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Jo, I'm sorry if you felt stalled. It is more a problem for me to tell to my customers all I want to tell and show them in only three hours, than trying to fill this short time I have at my disposal. Florence is so full of treasures that I select my itinerary and the monuments to show according to your interests. Perhaps I didn't understood yours. Sorry again. My best regards. Karine
Karine was flexible and accommodating to our rather fluid travel plans. She made it easy to travel around an unknown city through her guidance and even helped us purchase train tickets and store our luggage. Her knowledge and expertise was evident as we toured Pisa and she "told the story" of this remarkable city and its history. We had heard that Pisa was a few hours max visit and she enriched our experience. I am so grateful to the friends that have used tours by locals and recommended we try it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, it was such a pleasure to be your personal tour leader during this half day in PIsa, that too many people visit too superficially, and fortunately you stopped and listen the fabulous medieval symbology of Pisa, sharing it with your friends. Thank you very much for that.
Tim SantanaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tim, thank you for your rating. Andrea, our driver and me we thank you very much.
Seth PariserUnited States
Our tour guide Karine was so knowledgeable and so patient as our family was a bit tired from previous day's. Her ability to describe, inform and to pass along her knowledge was as good as anyone I've ever encountered. I would recommend Karine with 5 stars to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Seth, I think your boys will appreciate and remember for a long time their holidays in Italy thanks to you. Take care of your family.
Steven AntunezUnited States
Katrina was very friendly and informative on the history of Florence Italy .... so much to see and not enough time to see everything...Katrina plan everything out to a tee and kept us on schedule ... Lucca to drive was very friendly and got us to the ship in plenty of time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steven, I'm so pleased you loved this day. I am waiting for you for a week in Florence. Thank you very much.
Wendy MarcusUnited States
Karine was a very good tour guide and Lucca a charming town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy, I hope you had a wonderful time in Siena province.
Daniela SikorskaUnited Kingdom
Daniela SikorskaUnited Kingdom
Daniela SikorskaUnited Kingdom
We were so lucky to chose Karine as she is not only a very professional but also very pleasant company. She was able to give us brief overview and constantly kept us informed and involved while adjusting our tour to our needs. Really, excellent choice. Thank you very much Daniela
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniela, Thanks very much for your very kind feedback, it was a pleasure to be your guide, and keep your young daughter interested in trips, history and art. That will be her wealthy. Karine.
Colleen WildnerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rate. It was a pleasure to be with you.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Andrea P.United States
Fabulous tour by a very talented guide who knows the history and architecture of this fabled area. She is also a gifted linguist. I was always well cared for and comfortable, and enjoyed talking with Karine during our tour. Her mature confidence and knowledge were superb, and I especially appreciated her arranging the elegant private transport for me from port to Pisa for our private tour. I saw everything I wanted to see and learned plenty in the process. Superb tour and great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrea...what can I say after all your beautiful words? You are so sweet and delightful, it has been such a pleasure to be your guide. I forwarded to Andrea your private driver all the beautiful thinkgs you said for him and he thanks you very much. I wish you plenty of splendid trip and why not, let's meet again in Tuscany. Au revoir, pas Adieu. Karine.
Tony SilveriaUnited States
Very professional with full knowledge of history. She filled in at last minute when original guide was not able to make it. Well organized and made the site visits efficiently with good trivia Input.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tony. It has been a pleasure to be your guide in my wonderful Pisa and Lucca.
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
This is a very nice tour, and a great option rather then going to Florence for a few hours. Walking around Pisa is very nice, and of course you get to see the tower and lots of photos. Let Karine know if you are interested in going up the leaning tower. They only allow so many per hour up, so she can book for you. Lucca is a hidden gem that most people don't see. Wander around this walled city and enjoy the narrow streets, and the many towers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your comments are so right...Lucca is a gem and it is better not running to Florence or only one day. Thank you in the name of Lucca and Pisa!
Got more than we ever imagined. Karine is an outstanding guide blessed with a sense of perfection. We had an amazing day customized with a visit to Lucca followed by a Tuscan lunch at a local farm house. We couldn't have asked for a better tour. Karine read our minds and delivered an experience that will remain with us for years to come. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Namaste! That was a special and magic day even for me. Thank you for having chosen me.
Outstanding tour enhanced with Karine's knowledge of the history and architecture of the city. She is the most perfect tour guide with a passion for tourism and support for preservation of the world's heritage sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW as said the word in the street today...thank you!
Laura LarsenUnited States
Very accommodating by meeting us at the train station which allowed a nice walk and view of the city on route to the church/tower area. After the tour Karine helped us with the bus back to the train station. Guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand. Very pleasant tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura, I had a great time with you and your family.
John CioffiUnited States
Karine was very knowledgeable about Lucca. She kept the tour going at a good pace. Just the right amount of information to keep even my 2 girls (12) & (14 ) interested. Her English is fantastic. Highly recommend her for this or any other tour she offers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much to the Cioffi family! Take care of you!
Karine was an awesome guide. She provided us with great information about the history of Lucca prior to us entering the walled city. The tour in Lucca was thorough. Doing an early morning tour gave us ample time to wander the city on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! I hope you enjoyed your free time and thank you for having visited Lucca with me.
Sharon LaineUnited States
Karine is great! Her upbeat positive attitude really made our tour fun. We were able to customize our tour with her to focus on the areas and spots of particular interest to us. Her local knowledge brought to life both Pisa and Florence and she used the traveling time in the car to share interesting tidbits about the countryside we drove through. I HIGHLY recommend Karine and am already passing along her contact information to people I know visiting the area soon. Also Diego, our driver, was great too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon,it was such a pleasure to be with you that day. Take care of your dad!
Karine was great! Very knowledgable and very interesting! We all enjoyed the comfy van and the tour. thanks Karine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mary, and say hello to all your friends. HOpe to see you ine day in Tuscany.
Very nice place. Best port of Italy. Karine give us a very nice tour of Florance and Pisa. Very professional.
Vladimir EisenbergUnited States
It was incredible tour. Karine is amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable and at the same time very personal. She will do it in your pace. You can tailor your tour as you want. She also can recommend you what places you can visit yourself. My only regret is that we had booked only one tour with Karine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your comments makes me feel more than happy if it's possible, and I was delighted with your educated and interested presence. It's a pleasure to guide people like you. Thank you so much.
Sung AhnUnited States
Karine is an enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable guide of Firenze! We thoroughly enjoyed her. I do believe she is best served for those who love all the detail & wonderful history vs those who just want a general overview. I thought she was awesome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and I hope to see you again in Italy!
Elliot RandUnited States
A wonderful guide. Very knowledgable , patient and showed us many things we would never have seen with a guide group or anyone else. If you really want to see Pisa and Luca, then go with Karine. Excellent Job !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elliott. I hope to see you one day in NYC!
Cecil FarrisMurray, KENTUCKY (KY), United States
We enjoyed our tour with Karine very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cecil, thank you very much, it was a pleasure for me too...Arrivederci.
Ed B.United States
Exceptional knowledge, helpful attitude, insightful, showed us things we would have missed. A very nice person who help make our stay a wonderful experience.
Ed B.United States
Exceptional knowledge, passionate about her work, helpful attitude, insightful, showed us things we would have missed. A very nice person who help make our stay a wonderful experience.
We had a great time with Karine...enjoy a lot learning about Lucca and Pisa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I see your feedback only now, thank you very much it has been so a pleasure tout be with you, I hope you had a great time in Italy, and that your wife will never forget her birthday.
Kenneth HagemanUnited States
Karine was excellent. She went out of her way to make sure we received a great tour around Lucca and visited all the must see sites. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a great guide with a superb knowledge of Lucca.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Kenneth, If you come back, make me a call and we will organize a drink ... on the Guinigi tower!