Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Caron M. (Guide #7245)


Patricia Smallsreed

United States
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Tour: #166483, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

What can I say.....Caron was the best guide we've had! She's warm, funny, engaging and showed us a fabulous time in the Tuscan region. We asked about the park of monsters and no problem....let's add it to the day! Orvieto is such a fabulous town to visit and Caron made it the best! By the end of the day, we were saying good-bye to a friend....one we will certainly use again. Caron's business is global so don't hesitate to talk to her about other places in your travels. She's really the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Patty: It was such a wonderful pleasure meeting all of you. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review of our day spent exploring, shopping and tasting our way through Tuscany. I look forward to your return to me for another fun filled trip! All my very best from your friend in Rome!

Mychael Mulhern

United States
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Tour: Rome by Golf Cart followed by Vatican or Colosseum & Forum private guided tour, skip the line., Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Nov 4/18

We took a tour of Rome for our honeymoon with Caron and she was EXCELLENT. She was extremely friendly and professional while making sure we had a great time on our tour. Not only did we get to see exactly what we hoped to see in Rome, she provided very detailed background and historical information at each stop. Along the way she also showed us some cool smaller sites that we would never have found on our own. She even taught us proper etiquette when dining in Italy since it was our first time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh my goodness Mychael! I’m the one who was blessed to be your guide for a day, helping you celebrate such a beautiful moment in your life, taking honeymoon fun photos and sharing my Eternal city with you both for the first time. I’m so thankful you enjoyed our day and I hope for the future blessing of having you both back for another visit soon... with your new dogs along for the ride. Big hugs and many joyous nuptial blessings for a future filled with life’s grandest moments! Your friend, Caron

Barbara Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #166483, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Wow! Wow! and Wow! The best day! Caron and her husband Mauro met us in Civitavecchia at the early appointed hour, with a big smile and a great itinerary. She is an American living in Rome, and Mauro is Italian...a great combo! They are a wealth of information. Our day was paced to fit us, and our drive through the countryside and medieval towns afforded us great vistas and a touch of the local flavor. We stopped for lunch at a wonderful truly Italian restaurant and got to sample some great recipes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Barbara: Thank you so much for choosing me, it was a blessing to meet you both. You two are the most amazing couple!!! Your travel experiences and expertise was beyond interesting and your story writing/travel journal takes the reader along with you. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I was so pleased that MAURO could come along to drive us and you had the opportunity to meet him as well. On behalf of all of us at Tours by Locals, thank you for always using our guides throughout the globe

Eward Verkiak

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome - Multi day Tours & Transfers, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ed, it was such a pleasure to meet you and Marcia. I look forward to seeing you both again soon. Safe travels home.

Linda Abbott

Eustis, FL, United States
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Tour: Rome Private Hotel to Airport Transfers, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 30/18

Caron always provided us with very comfortable vehicles to travel in. I cannot say enough about how special she is.

Linda Abbott

Eustis, FL, United States
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Tour: #215259, BEST Italian Multiport Package - Florence & Portofino, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

I'm spite of severe rain and hail, Caron valiantly led our family group on a tour. It was such a special day!!! The following day she sat with us for hours helping us to find flight tickets when they were almost impossible to get. We cannot thank Caron enough for being the VERY BEST and through it all, we hold her dear as a friend. I will recommend her to everyone I come in contact with who is travelling to Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Linda, The pleasure was all mine and I am so blessed to have met and got to know all of your wonderful family members. You’re all so near and dear to my heart and I look forward to having you back in Italy for the next family exploration vacation. So happy to assist you in booking your flights after the horrible cruise ship and horrible weather you endured. I was delighted to come up with additional suggestions to ensure everyone had a great shore excursion experience. All my thanks dear friend

Linda Abbott

Eustis, FL, United States
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Tour: #215259, BEST Italian Multi-port Package - Rome and Naples Ports, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Our family group spent 2 days touring in Italy with Caron. And all I can say is that Caron is THE BEST. She anticipated our needs at every turn to be sure each one was comfortable. We plan to spend 2 more days with her next week.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, the joy continues to be all mine! I am the one who has been truly blessed to share my beautiful country with your wonderful family. You are all so unique and fun to be around - I’m excited for the next round of shore excursions. Safe sailing and fair winds dear friends.

Linda Abbott

Eustis, FL, United States
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Tour: Rome Private Hotel to Airport Transfers, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 6/18

Excellent!!! So happy to be in such capable hands.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, I’m so happy that I was able to collect everyone through the busy airport and schedule changes that occurred. So happy that we were able to get out to the ship yesterday afternoon and reconnect for the forgotten and very important medicine for your brother. I wish you a wonderful happy sailing and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on our scheduled shore excursions along the way.

Linda Abbott

Eustis, FL, United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome - 3 Day Tour!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Caron is by far the best tour guide ever. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Linda, meeting your family and spending time with all of you has been an absolute pleasure. I’m looking forward to more adventures soon. All my best to your whole family and enjoy your cruising. Blessings sent.

Steve G.

United States
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Tour: #166486, Day Excursion to Tivoli from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

We greatly enjoyed the tour and spending the day with Caron. She did an outstanding tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve, it was my pleasure to meet all of you and I look forward to your return to my Eternal city. My very best to all of you.

Travers Beynon

Australia
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal 3 day VIP Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

Where do I even start... Caron was exceptional, her service was 5 star, nothing was too hard. Caron provided the ultimate VIP experience, was friendly, bubbly, willing to go above and beyond. I could not recommend her services enough. I look forward to discovering more cities with her in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was all mine and will be mine in the future to share many more beautiful places and experiences with you Travers. You really are an exceptional person inside and out who bares a deep perception for life and all it can be. Thank you for your kind review of our time spent exploring the Eternal city and beyond. My best wishes and sincere appreciation.

Scott Wilson

United States
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Tour: #166485, ​Tuscany in a day - Roundtrip from Florence!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Don't go to Italy without experiencing wine tasting in Tuscany‼️ 1st Caron took us to the beautiful village of Volterra. Oh my word-this place is extra!! Second stop was San Gimignano!! This is like nothing you'll ever see again! It's the most adorable village in Tuscany!! 3rd stop was an intimate "First Class" family wine tasting with Caron's friend's, the beautiful Italian Giachi family. It was wine tasting that nobody in Napa could outdo! These California's are IMPRESSED!! Ship it Home Please‼️❤️Sue

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All I have to say is WOW and Don’t stop believing! What a great day it was and so many memories were made. Please come back soon dear friends! All my best and thank you for choosing me to show you all the best of Italy!!!

Scott Wilson

United States
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Tour: #166482, Island of Capri from Positano, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

We had been told by our friends to "Take A Boat to Capri‼️" Our guide Caron took us on a boat to Capri AND A LOT more!! We got to see Capri up close with Caron! Caron, and her personal local friend, "Captain Costanza," got us inside the Blue Grotto. It was UNbelievable! When we got back to the shore of Capri, we took a beautiful car ride up the mountain of Capri & we got to tour the Gardens of Augustus on the south side. It was Breathtaking!! It was unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott! I love that island and showing you all of it was a blast! My Captain is one of a kind for sure and makes the experience the best! Looking forward to your return. All my best dear friend

Scott Wilson

United States
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Tour: The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 30/18

Our group of four had a fantastic day in Rome with Caron! We started with a tour of the Vatican which was amazing! On the way to the Vatican, we told Caron that we had already toured the Colosseum and wanted to try something different. Caron arranged for us to go to Tivoli for the afternoon. We ate lunch at a beautiful spot overlooking the falls and next to Roman ruins. We toured the town and the Villa d'Este. Amazing views toward Rome! What a surprise and it was so fun to spend the day with Caron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Scott & Super Sue!!! It was so much fun spending time showing you the best of Rome and more. So enjoyed meeting Eric and Cathy, getting to know all four of you was a true joy and life connection. Thank you for your kind testimonial about our time together, but the pleasure was all mine. Sending you all my sincere thanks and blessings. Looking forward to your return in May, 2019!

Dennis Pedra

United States
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Tour: #215276, Off The Beaten Track & Ancient Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

We have traveled around the world and not found a better guide. She is very knowledgeable, organized and charming.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis - I cannot thank you enough for your heartfelt words regarding our time spent touring in Rome. Meeting the four of you was my absolute pleasure and a delight. I'm looking forward to your return to Rome or anywhere else in Italy like we chatted about during lunch. Please have a safe journey home and say hello to the states for me. Your friend in Italy, Caron

Nina Bodner

United States
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Tour: Best Eternal city tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 17/18

Best tour guide ever. Caron provided our group of nine with an unforgettable day in Rome. She's an absolutely delightful person who exudes a love of life and Rome. She did an amazing job keeping our diverse group (age range 15-60, some in Rome for the first time, others on their third and fourth trips) engaged and happy at all times. Knowledge of the city was amazing. In addition to the Vatican and Colosseum, she showed us some intriguing lesser-known sites. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Nina: Thank you so much for your glowing words of our wonderful day together. I so enjoyed meeting each and everyone of you and the children are priceless loves! Thank you for choosing me and allowing me to show your family the best of my Eternal Rome. Come back soon!!! My very best dear friend

Rebecca Stovall

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: Best Eternal city tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 14/18

Caron and her team our wonderful. Very knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and just fit right in like one of our family members. She helped us avoid long lines and also took us to some hidden gems we were never found on our own. She went above and beyond helping us I was traveling with my mother, my aunt and family friend and we had a great tour. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome sweetheart! It was such a pleasure meeting you. I so enjoyed meeting all of you and assisting getting them to the airport. Please come back, I cannot wait to meet your husband on the next trip. All my best for a safe flight home dear. Thank you for the kind review. All my best, Caron

Deborah Cogan

United States
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Tour: Best Eternal city tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 6/18

Caron is not only knowledgeable, professional, exuberant, and thoughtful, . . . she's incredibly fun and funny. My husband, daughter, and I had the most fabulous day with Caron and her driver, Fabrizio. Our wishes were her command and she made our daughter's dreams come true. Caron anticipated our every desire, went out of her way to accommodate a last-minute request, and made us feel like stars in our own Roman Holiday. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Deborah, the blessing was all mine in meeting three beautiful souls. It was a please to make your graduate smile and she deserved all the wonders that I could offer her to remember her first trip to Rome and the major accomplishment in life she had completed. My only wish is that you please all return to me as soon as possible to see much more of this beautiful country. Besides our husbands must spend a day shopping together - wonder who would spend more : ) Thank you for your kind /glowing review

Franco Montano

United States
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Tour: #283784, Venice Highlights - Full Day Roundtrip from Rome to Venice by Train!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Wow! I absolutely loved this tour. Caron really knows how to show the beauty of Venice. This tour surpassed my expectations on so many levels, we all enjoyed it. We had 3 kids and 2 seniors in our group and Caron was very understanding to their needs. The tour was very comfortable and didn't have that very fast pace feel that you get on many other tours. We were able to see and do everything that we wanted and Caron always made sure that no one was left behind. Thank you again Caron for an amazing tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Franco! Thank you so much for sharing your family with me, I fell in love at hello! The children are so precious and full of little personalities- you are blessed. I really enjoyed showing you the best of Venice and thank you for taking my advice about all of the ways to stay out of the heat and rest along the way for your parents. I so enjoyed being your local guide and hope that you stay in touch and come back soon. Let me know when your Murano glass arrives, I’m sure it’s beautiful!

Lisa Vogt

United States
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Tour: Best Eternal city tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 16/18

We had an absolutely fantastic day with Caron in Rome! She was an A+ tour guide. We were able to see everything we wanted to and more. No waiting in lines and she even reserved a table for us at an incredible restaurant that looked right at the Colosseum! We will be talking about our amazing day in Rome with Caron for a long, long time. We highly recommend her and will absolutely tour with her again in the future. Thank you again so much for such a special day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohh Lisa! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, but it’s me who was blessed to spend the day with your family. I’m so happy to hear that you are coming back to me and look forward to showing you much more of my beautiful country!!! All my best dear friend.

Amanda Alsbaugh

United States
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Tour: #215259, BEST Italian Multiport Package - Rome and Naples Ports, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Caron made our two day tour one for the memory books. She was engaging with our children and really made them fall in love with Italy. She was able to encorporate site seeing, historical facts, children's activities, and relaxing times all in a short time. She had everything planned and the transportation went seemleasly. She also was able to adapt when things took a bit longer than expected at one point. Caron was very responsive to messages. It was a blessing to have been on this tour with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amanda, I’m the one who was blessed to be with your beautiful family. What a joy to meet all of you and spend time showing your beautiful children the joys of Rome & The Amalfi Coast. I’m looking forward to your return to Auntie Caron’s Villa to enjoy many more good times together. My very best wishes to each of you.

Erica Collins

United States
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Tour: #166482, Group Transfer from Villa Abondanza to Rome Airport, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Erica ; ) it was such a pleasure meeting you all! Please come back dear friend.

Erica Collins

United States
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Tour: #166482, Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

I came to Italy with my family members we were picked up in a big comfortable bus right from our hotel and had a a great time touring the lost city of Pompeii from there we had a beautiful delicious lunch in Sorrento where we tasted the homemade lemonchello and watched mozzarella being made. Caron was an amazing tour guide keeping the tour livley and entertaining. We were droped off at our Villa on the Amalfi Coast. ToursByLocals was very accommodating we had a great day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great day had dear friend and I so enjoyed meeting your beautiful family. I’m Looking forward to your return for more fun in Rome. My best regards to everyone. Best always, Caron

Penny C.

United States
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Tour: #292942, Best Kids Tour in Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Caron's love for Rome is contagious. She has a great personality and showed us many places in Rome that we had not seen on a previous visit. Our twelve-year-old granddaughter said that the pizza making and gelato making class was her favorite part of our trip to Rome. We highly recommend this tour with Caron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Penny, it was a true delight to meet all of you and I look forward to having you back in my Eternal city again. Your friend in Rome.

Lisa Calderaro Tuders

United States
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Tour: #215276, Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Caron was excellent! We learned a lot we wouldn't have without her. She's a wealth of knowledge and so kind and funny! I highly recommend Caron for any tour or excursion!! Thank you Caron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a beautiful day and I felt blessed to share our eternal city with you and the girls. I’m looking forward to your return to Italy dear friend and having many more exciting experiences. All my best and thank you for choosing me as your guide. Best always, your friend in Roma!!

Lisa Calderaro Tuders

United States
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Tour: #166490, Papal Audience Entrance & Assistance - Wednesday's & Sunday's!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

I'm so happy that I booked this tour with Caron. She helped navigate us through the crowd and knew exactly where to sit so we would have a great view! She also translated all that was being said. She felt like a great friend! Thank you Caron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a beautiful day and I felt blessed to share our holy city with you and the girls. I’m looking forward to your return to Italy dear friend. Thank you for choosing me, I’m blessed.

Stacy Williams

United States
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Tour: #166485, ​Florence in a day - Roundtrip from Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Caron is more like a friend than a guide! She was always cheerful and ensuring we were comfortable, our tours were relaxing, and our teenagers were happy. She is very knowledgeable. The sites were spectacular and the history amazing. She is very professional, has years of experience, and great contacts so we enjoyed the best experiences and avoided wasting time waiting in lines. She also joined us for a wonderful lunch and introduced us to fabulous Italian dishes and wines. Our tours were unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stacy, I was blessed to show your family the best of Florence and I look forward to your return to me in Italy for some additional memorable family moments together. Please stay in touch and come back soon.

Stacy Williams

United States
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Tour: #283784, Venice Highlights - Full Day Roundtrip from Rome to Venice by Train!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Caron is more like a friend than a guide! She was always cheerful and ensuring we were comfortable, our tours were relaxing, and our teenagers were happy. She is very knowledgeable. The sites were spectacular and the history amazing. She is very professional, has years of experience, and great contacts so we enjoyed the best experiences and avoided wasting time waiting in lines. Caron also joined us for a wonderful lunch and introduced us to fabulous Italian dishes and wines. Our tours were unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stacy the pleasure was all mine! Your family is a jewel that I so enjoyed meeting and showing the fantastic sites and flavors of Venice! Please come back and stay in touch. Your friend in Italy!!!

William Wagner

United States
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Tour: Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 12/18

We left Rome for Pompei, when outside the ring, we mentioned we loved wine tasting. On the fly, Caron changed directions and took us to a fun filled day in Sienna and a great wine tasting location. Private room, special meal, meeting with the owners. She was so much fun to be with, and left us with a great memory. If you have the chance to book with her, she is a must.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William for your beautiful words reflecting our day together. I was blessed to spend the day with both of you both. Your wish was my command and I was happy to fulfill your wife’s dreams of seeing Siena & San Gimignano while enjoying the best wines in the world. Please do come back soon. All my best to you both - your friend Caron

Tommy Brackin

United States
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Tour: #292942, Best Kids Tour in Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

We had over 6 tour guides during our trip to Europe and without a doubt Caron was the most personable. Her knowledge for an American living in Rome was amazing. It was nice to see the highlights of Rome with an experienced tour guide who was able to explain interesting sites from an American point of view. Great job Caron! We look forward to seeing on our next visit to Italy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly for your wonderful review of our day spent in Rome. It was such a joy to meet your granddaughter, her smile lights up a room. I look forward to your return to me for more adventures together. All my very best and kind regards, Caron

Allen Smith

United States
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Tour: #215260, 9 Splendid Day's Touring Italy!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

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.

Ann Sewell

Italy
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Tour: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 21/18

Caron was absolutely amazing. Our tour the original guide cancelled. Caron was substituted and we were extremely LUCKY. Caron was unaware of my physical limitation and that the tour day was my husband's 75th birthday. She did everything to make this day special. She walked slowly to accommodate my pace, carried water and even took pictures of us. She got my husband a fantastic chocolate cake and rearranged things so we could visit Tivoli. It is worth changing your date to book Caron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh Ann! It was such a pleasure to meet both of you and I am the one who was blessed when your original guide cancelled last minute. What great memories we have together, I look forward to making many more with you in the future. All my appreciation to you both. Your lifetime friend Caron

Garry Mercer

United States
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Tour: Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 11/18

Caron was a great guide that could get everyone involved with the tour and impart information that was essential to the area and topic at hand. She was personable and friendly and each and every one of our family thought she was the best guide they had had. the day encompassed many topic about the region and her astute knowledge and manner of imparting the information endeared her to us all. A great guide. Garry Mercer

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Garry for your wonderful review of our time spent touring in Orvieto. It was such a pleasure to meet your family. I look forward to your return and sharing much more of this beautiful country. All my best to you and your fantastic family!!! Your friend in Rome, Caron

Jim McEntee

United States
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Tour: #166490, Papal Audience Entrance & Assistance - Wednesday's & Sunday's!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Caron M, a wonderfully engaging US expat guide, picked us up at out hotel and had already arranged for the necessary tickets. She knew a perfect place for us to wait until the square was opened and then moved us along to a place right along the barrier. Pope Francis (in his Popemobile) actually stopped right in front of us - an amazing experience. Thanks go to Caron for making such moment even more memorable. Having Caron arrange things made for a super easy way to get to see Papa Francesco.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim, it was my pleasure to spend this special moment with you. The pictures of Papà Francesco giving us the blessing over our heads are a wonderful momento of our time spent waiting for him. Say hello to your kitty’s for me and your beautiful and dear wife.

Jim McEntee

United States
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Tour: #166486, Day Excursion to Tivoli from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/18

Caron M was our guide for this amazing tour. She picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the town of Tivoli. Once at the Villa d'Este it was wonder after wonder. Caron knew the history of the place and was obviously quite familiar with the gardens and fountains. An enjoyable and educational way to spend a morning. Afterwards Caron took us to a magnificent restaurant for a fantastic lunch. The tour was fantastic as was our guide. She has a sparkling personality and a wealth of knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Jim: Thank you so much for your kind review of our day together. It was such a pleasure meeting you and I so enjoyed showing you villa D Este- please come back soon as I have more wine and beautiful places to show you. All my best, Caron

Katherine Thomann

United States
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Tour: #166485, Siena & San Gimignano - Round-trip from Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Caron was a remarkable guide. Her ability to make Siena, Orvieto and San Gimignano come alive for our party of four, ensured we had an unforgettable day. She is a warm , friendly, communicative and fun-loving experienced traveler and made all of us feel comfortable and relaxed about the trip. We would select Caron as a guide without hesitation on any future trip. The day was well planned and highly enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine , I so enjoyed meeting all of you and sharing the hidden gems of Umbria and Tuscany. I look forward to your return trip , as I have so much more to show you. My very best, your friend in Rome!

Andrea Granato

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

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

Sam Dean

Lebanon
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Tour: #215276, Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sam : ) I enjoyed sharing my Eternal city with you. Come back soon to see much more!

Caroline Parry

United Kingdom
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Tour: #166490, Papal Audience Entrance & Assistance - Wednesday's & Sunday's!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Caron was just perfect today when I took my parents to see the Pope. She was warm and friendly and our day was so much better because we had her with us. At the end of the day my mum says I felt I have known her all my life. It made the experience of the day with elderly parents (one in a wheelchair) so much more special because there was no stress. I cannot recommend her highly enough

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Caroline, my sincere thanks to you for choosing me. I just adored getting to know your parents and it was a blessing and my absolute pleasure to help them get as close to the Pope as possible. What loves they are and I’m so pleased that they enjoyed this very important life experience and our day together. May God Bless then and hold them dear, as I do. I look forward to meeting the rest of your family on your next trip to Italy. Thank you for your kind words and review of our day.

Mary Bonadona

United States
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Tour: Superior Eternal Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Apr 19/18

This tour was by far one of the best I have ever experienced. Caron's attention to detail and knowledge made the day a memorable experience and a definite reason to return to Rome. I highly recommend this tour -

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! It was such a pleasure meeting both of you fantastic ladies! I look forward to your return for certain.

Maryann Stanger

United States
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Tour: #166480, Rome Highlights tour from Train Station in Rome or Rome Hotel, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

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

Susan Hicks

United States
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Tour: #215259, BEST Italian Multi-city Package, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Caron is one of the best! She is professional and complete in tours. Our experience was on the fast track and she accommodated our group with ease. She is friendly and FUN! I think my family is ready to adopt her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my dear Susan! Words cannot express my graditude for choosing me, I was blessed to meet your family and loved showing you all the best of Rome, Tuscany and Venice in 5 days. Please do stay in touch and come back soon. You are all in my heart!

Nimreta Sandhu

United States
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Tour: #283784, Venice Highlights - Full Day Roundtrip from Rome to Venice by Train!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

Caron was great with every detail !! We were traveling with my parents and kids, 3 generations together and she took care of all of us, making our day in Venice extra special. Thanks again for an awesome tour, even though we had limited time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nim! It was such a pleasure meeting your family and I so enjoyed showing you all the hidden gems of Venice!!! I look forward to your return and showing you much more. Hugs to all the children and your beautiful mom and dad.

Jesse Herrera

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

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

John Michals

United States
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Tour: #166480, Rome Highlights tour from Train Station in Rome or Rome Hotel, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

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

John Michals

United States
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Tour: #215259, BEST Italian Multi-city Package, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

WOW! This felt like a visit with family more than a tour. Caron took us all over and made sure we enjoyed ourselves at every turn. We benefited greatly from her ability, her local and site knowledge, her language skills and her instincts. She was a tremendous tour guide but a better friend. We felt like we had been with family the whole time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John! You were with family, I'm adopting you, Victoria, Ray & Ann as well as Mark and Mathew! Please do return to me in Italy, as I have so much more to show you all!!! Safe flight home tomorrow and I look forward to your next visit! Best & Kind Regards....your Roma Momma Caron

Laura Garcia

United States
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Tour: #283784, Venice Highlights - Full Day Roundtrip from Rome to Venice by Train!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Even though this was a long day due to the 3.5 hour train to and from Venice Caron made our last day in Italy a memorable one! After 3 days of tours with her, she is so personable and caring I feel like I've known her for months not days. I am looking forward to coming back to Italy just to have her as my tour guide again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh Laura! I felt the same way and so enjoyed getting to know both you and your wonderful son Reese. I really enjoyed showing you the best of Venice on your last day and look forward to you returning to Italy for much more fun, adventure and girl time. Happy New Year Beautiful!

Laura Garcia

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

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.

Laura Garcia

United States
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Tour: #166480, Rome Highlights tour - Shore Excursion from Train Station in Rome or Rome Hotel, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 4/18

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.

Giancarlo Bisone

United States
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Tour: Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jan 1/18

Caron and her husband gave us an amazing insight on some less known areas of Rome (even with the closures on New Year's Day). A very informative tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Giancarlo, we so enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to showing you much more of Rome when the city is more accessible. Your patients and understanding of the closures were above and beyond! Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!

Steve Gustafson

United States
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Tour: #292941, Home Cooked Meals in Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

Caron was absolutely awesome. I I can't recommend her highly enough, she went totally above and beyond the call of duty to give our family a great experience. 5 stars!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve! The pleasure was all mine and I look forward to having your family back in Italy for more adventures.

Rhona Hoss

United States
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Tour: #166486, Day Excursion to Tivoli from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

Caron was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! She stopped at sites along the way so my husband could take photos and took us to lunch at Osteria which I feel had the best pasta I've had during our trip to Italy. Caron made the tour extremely relaxing and enjoyable! It was a very memorable experience! Caron's guiding is a 5+ out of a 5 star rating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Rhona! I so enjoyed meeting both of you and showing you the beauty in Italy that you both wanted. Please come back to Italy soon, as I have much more to share with you. Happy New Year!!!!

Martin Macklin

Cleveland, OH, United States
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Tour: Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Nov 10/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review of our tour together. I apologize for the confusion on your booking and wish you the happiest of holidays.

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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Roger Elliott

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

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!

Roger Elliott

United States
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Tour: #283784, Venice Highlights with Doge's Palace and St Mark's Cathedral, Venice, Veneto, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Caron treated my wife and I like life long friends when we met off the ship. We highly recommend her. Our tour of Venice was enhanced by great weather and Caron's ability to use our time wisely. The visit to Murano glass factory was a highlight!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger, the pleasure was all mine to meet both of you and share with you the beauty of Venice. The photo’s we took together throughout the day are a testimony of the fun we had and the special places we explored. Looking forward to seeing you both in Rome. Blessings to both of you.

Charlene Budden

Canada
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/17

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 Chamberlain

United States
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Tour: Rome Private Hotel to Airport Transfers, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 29/17

Caron and Mauro not only are terrific tour guides, but we also got to stay at their villa, which they use as a B&B. Mauro is a former chef, and we got a wonderful dinner of pasta followed by baked sea bass. Their villa was very comfortable, and they are extremely gracious hosts. We couldn't ask for anything better!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob, we so enjoyed sharing the villa with you and Mary. It was our pleasure to show off Mauro’s cooking skills too, glad you enjoyed it. That 3:45 am run to the airport with coffee in hand was a fun ending to meeting both of you. We look forward to seeing you next year!!!

Robert Chamberlain

United States
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Tour: #166486, Day Excursion to Tivoli from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Caron and Mauro were very flexible with us, as we decided to just take a driving tour through the countryside and stop at a winery in the area for some local wine and some local cheese, and then drive on to Orvieto, where we found some terrific ceramic ware, got a nice tour of the town and the cathedral there. Their knowledge of the area and their flexibility to change at the last minute to do what we wanted was outstanding!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob, I so enjoyed showing you all of the off the beaten path wineries in the Umbrian hillside on our way to Orvieto. Happy that I could change things up for you to make you both happy about your touring day. We were lucky to have Mauro driving for us so that I could focus on sharing all of the local places and information when we stopped along the way. Can’t wait for your return next year!!!

Robert Chamberlain

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

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.

Traci Hortinela

Netherlands
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Tour: #292942, Best Kids Tour in Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

My family and I spent 2 wonderful days with Caron in and around Rome. We visited Villa d'Este and afterwards ate a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. The next day, we made pizzas and gelato. The kids enjoyed learning the secrets to make the best pizza and gelato. She's knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie millie !!! The pleasure was all mine.

Traci Hortinela

Netherlands
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Tour: #166486, Day Excursion to Tivoli from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

My family and I spent 2 wonderful days with Caron in and around Rome. We visited Villa d'Este and afterwards ate a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. The next day, we made pizzas and gelato. The kids enjoyed learning the secrets to make the best pizza and gelato. She's knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Traci! I so enjoyed meeting your family and cannot wait to see all of you again soon.

Jeanne MacLeod

United States
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Tour: #166485, ​Florence in a day - Roundtrip from Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

I wish we had known about Caron before we booked other tours in Rome! Caron went above and beyond to show us Florence and San Gimignano. Starting with picking us up at our hotel in Rome to setting up an impromptu lunch feast at Tenuto Torchiano Winery, Caron handled it all with ease. There was no way we could have driven or taken a train to Florence from Rome. Caron was knowledgeable, organized, and a lot of fun to be with. We made a friend and miss her very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Jeanne, it was my pleasure to meet and spend time with both you and Mac! The joy in showing you all of the items we covered that day including the hill towns of Tuscany was really fun! I'm so pleased to know how much you appreciated the winery, the cheeses that we tasted in San Gimignano and all of the history we passed along the way. Thank you for allowing me to enhance your experience in real time and know that there is so much more to show and share with you both!!! Thank you for choosing me!!!

Edward Cotter

Ireland
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Tour: Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 15/17

2nd day with Caron: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast. An early start to a fabulous day. Pompeii first. Caron arranged for us to be guided by Osvaldo, another great choice. Then a beautiful lunch at the Mozarella farm with outstanding attention from the local family, courtesy of the introductions of Caron. Then off to Sorrento and Capri, and an amazing trip to the Blue Grotto, with Costanza the boatman, a legendary character of Capri. Then back to Rome. Caron planned a second day for our family to remember forever

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Cotter for ranking my tour. I so enjoyed meeting all of your family and sincerely enjoyed upgrading your tour in real time this day to include the island of Capri...glad we got it all in and then some. Looking forward to your return to Italy soon. Best & Kind Regards, Caron

Edward Cotter

Ireland
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Tour: Superior Eternal Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 14/17

We have just returned from Italy where we had a superb time. We are a family of five, 2 adults and 3 children. For two days, we had as our guide, Caron. First day Rome, second day Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. We can categorically say that Caron is the personification of "Putting the client first" and "Nothing is too much trouble". Caron's capacity for strategic planning of the best use of our time was excellent. Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, Gladiator School, Colosseum. What more could you want?

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie!!!

Graham Tyner

United States
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Tour: #166482, Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

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 Lunn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #166482, Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

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!!

Jan Feidelman

Longboat Key, FL, United States
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Tour: #166484, Spectacular Rome by night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

To have Caron show you Rome is like having your best friend show you her town! She makes you feel comfortable and well tended to at once. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and warmth were exceptional. Treat yourself well and spend time seeing Rome with Caron.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words my dear Jan. What a special night it was meeting both of you. Your photo taking skills are beyond a master and I so enjoyed learning from such a pro artist. Please come back and my best to both of you.

Michelle Vella

United States
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Tour: #215259, BEST Italian Multiport Package - Florence, Rome and Naples Ports, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Caron wad amazing!! She spent 3 days with us in Italy, picking us up at the cruise port and driving us to all the important sights in each port. She was amazing at making sure we got to see the things that were important to us. She fit in with our crazy group of 4 perfectly! She definitely made our vacation memorable! We truly felt like we were being guided by a friend. We have a new friend in Rome for sure! Thank you so much Caron for all you did for us! We love you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michelle! Your Kind review of our time and getting to know each other in just a few short days is so good to know because I felt the same way. I so enjoyed each and every port city with all of you! Come back to visit soon, I'll be waiting to greet you with hugs.

Valerie McInerney

United States
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Tour: #166482, Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

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.

Ian Bressler

United States
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Tour: #215260, Four Splendid Days Touring Italy!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

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!

David Hinnergardt

United States
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Tour: #215276, Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Without reservation I can say Caron was the best guide I have ever had overseas. She is fun, intelligent, personable, flexible and helpful. I give my highest recommendations and compliments.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow David! Thank you for bestowing me with such an honorable review. It was such an immense pleasure meeting your family and I'm so greatful to have shared my beloved Rome and her surroundings with such interested traveler's such as yourself, Micha and Michelle. My sincerest wish is for you to return to me in the near future for viewing additional sites around my beautiful adopted country. Grazie Millie!!!

William T.

United States
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Tour: #215276, Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Wow, we set the "Off the beaten track" tour up spontaneously after our tour of Ancient Rome and it was an unbelievably great day. Caron's energy, knowledge and love for Rome was fantastic. Even though it was a rainy day in Rome, we hit places ink Rome we had never heard about but that were so memorable in our journey. The Tivoli Gardens, Catacombs, and Key Hole are can't miss. She did so much, including ensuring dinner reservations, scheduling drivers, and ensuring our Rome visit was perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow right back at you!!!! Thank you Ted for booking me and not cancelling on such a rainy day. It was my pleasure to show you everything and more that this Eternal City has to offer. Tivoli Gardens was the plus that you all deserved and I was delighted to share. I look forward to hearing from all of you for our next kindered spirit tour of the Adriatic in 2018. Grazie Tanto a tutti!

Janis Vicknair

United States
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Tour: #166490, Papal Audience Entrance & Assistance - Wednesday's & Sunday's!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

Excellent tour, excellent tour guide. Highly informative. Able to see sites we didn't expect to see. Recommended to all. Thanks Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janis. I really enjoyed showing you all the little hidden places in Rome. I look forward to your return.

Frances Huang

United States
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Tour: Day Trip to Florence from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 5/17

Caron is the most friendly,warm & knowledgable guide I ever had ! She was on time for our "Day Trip to Florence". We had such wonderful, terrific experiences with her. Be it visited San Gimignano, wine testing or tour Florence. She was like a family member/old friend we all enjoyed spend time with. We laughed, sang, wined and dined . By the end of the day, we already planned to meet again - just like family/old buddy would. I wholehearted recommend Caron to anyone visit Rome. A BIG 5 star caliber !!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Frances! It was such a pleasure to meet all of you and I so enjoyed showing you Florence and the vineyards of Tuscany. I am so delighted and blessed to know that you consider me and our time together as if you were with a friend as I felt the same with all of you. Please return to me in Rome soon!!!

Vikki Jacobi

United States
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Tour: #166482, Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

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!

Marty Wallach

United States
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Tour: Rome walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 30/17

Caron picked us up at the port and away we went. She was AMAZING at telling us Rome's history, engaging us in conversation, making us feel like old friends, making the entire tour - EXCITING, FUN, INFORMATIVE, INTERESTING, and showing us Rome from every possible viewing vantage point. We came, we saw, we ate, we laughed and we had a ton of fun with a most engaging host! Thank you Caron you are truly "THE BEST" AT WHAT YOU DO! We will never forget our beautiful tour and time with you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marty! I'm the one who was blessed to have been chosen by two wonderful spirits such as you and Jasmine! Your very kind overview of our day together is what I strive for as a professional guide each and every day. The feelings are mutual and I look forward to having you both back again in Rome for more excitement, fun and adventures together. My BEST to you both!

Douglas B.

Toronto, M8W1B4, Canada
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Tour: Rome Private Hotel to Airport Transfers, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 28/17

Caron was on time to meet us at the airport and get us directly to our hotel after a very long journey. She was able to describe many interesting facts on the trip and was helpful in suggestions for later in our holiday.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Mr. Boucher. It was my absolute pleasure to greet you on your entry to Italy. Wishing you a wonderful cruise and come back soon!

Jeanette He

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

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

Todd Pinsky

Canada
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Tour: #166482, Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

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!!

Karen Denker

United States
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Tour: #166480, Rome Highlights tour - Shore Excursion from Train Station in Rome or Rome Hotel, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 16/17

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

Richard Andoga

Canada
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Tour: Pompei and Amalfi Coast from Rome Roundtrip!, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 10/17

Awesome experience, Caron took us to places that you would never know about or experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable not only about the tour but all of Italy. Caron went out of her way to make our experience a relaxed enjoyable. Thank you Caron!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard! It was a joy showing you a fantastic day on the Amalfi Coast! I'm waiting for your return to our Paradise. All my very best!

Scott Anderson

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

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

Scott Anderson

United States
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Tour: ​Florence & Pisa in a day , Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Aug 4/17

Caron was outstanding! Fully organized, flexible, and willing to go the second mile. Our group of four was amazed that we could see more and learn more in one day than we could have imagined.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott! It was such a pleasure to meet all of you and I look forward to your return to me for many more adventures together! You're the BEST!

Pamela Pelini

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

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!

Pamela Pelini

United States
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Tour: #166485, San Gimignano & Volterra in a day - Roundtrip from Florence!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

This may have been our favorite day of our entire trip to Italy. Caron picked us up bright and early to drive to Volterra, a great little town with fun shopping. The lunch and wine tasting at Tenuta Torciano was my favorite part of the day...the food was amazing and we learned so much about wine. Caron is a wealth of information on everything Italy (and wine!) and so much fun to be with. Then it was a trip to the town San Gimignano for some more touring and shopping. This tour definitely is a must-do

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pam! I so enjoyed showing you the BEST of Tuscany and more. Please do come back and know that we have even scratched the surface of this beautiful country! Your wine friend in Rome! Caron

Michelle Elie

United States
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Tour: #166483, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Caron was amazing! What a breath of fresh air to have a one-on-one tour guide after being in massive group tours in Rome. She was knowledgeable, funny, welcoming, and basically knew all the merchants on our tour. The meal we had with her was by far the best meat we had in Italy. I really can't say enough good about our tour with her - it was absolutely the highlight of our time in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Michelle! I so enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return for much more fun together in the future. It was really my pleasure spending time with you and I am so grateful to have met you! Your friend in Rome! Caron

Gabriella Olson

United States
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Tour: The Vatican Tour: Sistine Chapel, Museums and Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 17/17

Caron went out of her way to make sure our Rome visit was wonderful. Seriously above and beyond, and we really enjoyed our day thanks to her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabriella! I so enjoyed meeting you! Please come back, I have so much more to share with you! All my very best! Caron

Mike Gavin

United States
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Tour: Colosseum and Vatican in one day - Car with a driver included - Mike Gavin party of 4 -, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 2/17

Caron is very personable & showed us a few sights on our list. We were disappointed with the tour:Caron did not call me back the day before the tour resulting in a bit of confusion at our meeting spot.She was unaware of a significant parade commemorating a nat'l holiday which caused us to waste time trying to circumvent the parade & we never saw the inside of the Colosseum/Roman Ruins. With a little foresight/planning on her part as the expert the day's agenda could have been flipped to maximize the day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, I'm sorry but there are many items to explain the disconnect. I never received your change of meeting point. I had no missed calls from you.I was early and sat in the lobby as well as reached out to your room multiple times. I added the 20 minutes as well . I certainly was aware of the Holiday dear, after 12 years. You made the decision not to go in the Colosseum that afternoon due to dinner plans and being tired after your Vatican Tour & tickets were given to all of you for use the next day.

Gene Bryant

United States
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Tour: #166483, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Caron is THE BEST tour - travel guide I have ever experienced. Her knowledge, her passion for making our travel experience the best possible was her top priority. Caron is the best of the best; she helped make our experience unforgettable !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gene! I really felt blessed to share in the joy of Kelly's wish. Both of you are in my heart and I look forward to your return to Italy soon....we have so many more hidden gems to explore together. All my very best! Caron

Christine M.

Wanaka, OTAGO, New Zealand
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/17

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 Haun

LOUISIANA, United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

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

Kelly McKenzie

Australia
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Tour: Coliseum, Palatine and Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 7/17

Caron was an fantastic guide. Her knowledge of the Colosseum and Roman Forum made the tour very interesting and even though we'd been before we learned more about these amazing sights through her commentary and information. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Caron as a guide - we'll definitely be sending friends and family who visit Rome her way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Kelly! The pleasure was all mine dear. I so enjoyed getting to know all of you and felt so blessed to share in your mothers Birthday celebration. Please do come back as I have so much more to share with you all! My best & kind regards, Caron

Cathy Knorzer

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/17

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!!!

Cathy Knorzer

United States
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Tour: #166485, ​Florence in a day - Roundtrip from Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/17

We had an amazing time thanks to Caron's expertise... we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy! So enjoyed meeting all of you and spending time showing you off the beaten track places in the hills of Tuscany! Very excited for your return!

Stuart Wilensky

United States
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Tour: #215276, Off The Beaten Track Rome!!!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Caron was a fantastic tour guide, my wife and I spent the day at the Tivoli Villa d'Este near Rome with her, 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 Stewart, it was fun showing you all of the off the beaten track places in Rome!!! Please come back soon!

Craig Farquhar

United States
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Tour: #166479, Top Eternal Rome!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/17

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

Stuart Wilensky

United States
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Tour: #166480, Rome Highlights tour - Shore Excursion from Train Station in Rome or Rome Hotel, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

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!

John Macmullen

Australia
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Tour: #166486, Day Excursion to Tivoli from Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

We 5 Ozzies had a great day with Caron. She is a wealth of information. Very vibrant. Made us feel like old friends. Definitely 10/10!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for your kind words and review of our day. It was really a joy to spend Easter Sunday with such wonderful people. Wishing you all a fantastic cruise!!!

Karen Andrews

United States
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Tour: Capri Tour with the Blue Grotto, Sorrento, Campania, Italy
Date: Apr 3/17

Because of high waves, Caron suggested a drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast instead of the Capri tour. It turned out to be a wonderful day! She is an American who now lives in Italy, and she knows her stuff inside and out. Funny, thoughtful and accommodating, she provided a top-notch tour. I'm a woman in her 70's who uses a cane, and I had worried about getting around here, but she made it easy. Her charming husband came along and accompanied my adult children on longer walks. A great day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Miss Karen! It was a pleasure to change the tour in real time due to bad weather. I am so happy to hear that you loved your tour and all of our added adventure. I look forward to having you back again !!! All my very best to you and Scott.

Winona McDaniel

United States
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Tour: #166485, ​Florence & Pisa in a day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

I recently took a tour with Caron in Florence and Pisa and have to say that she is absolutely fabulous. If you are thinking about hiring a tour guide or trying to do a trip on your own, I would highly recommend Caron. She was everything we needed. Our family got to see so much more in our short time because she knew the language and the best spots to go. I will definitely book with her again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly for entrusting me not only with your vacation but more importantly taking care of your beautiful and dear family. It was such a joy to meet you all and share this beautiful country with you. Looking forward to our next trip together for certain.