Jackie FeldmanUnited States
MAGICAL!!!!!!! The drive was just beautiful and Caron is the most knowledgeable, fun and professional tour guide! Our day was packed with such amazing stops, wine tasting, delicious food, and some fabulous surprises along the way!!!! Caron goes above and beyond what we planned for. We adore her and truly consider her family now! Thank you for everything Caron! Until next time! ❤️
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear friend! What a blessing you both are and I look forward to many more special days spent together showing you more amazing places throughout Italy in the future. Safe travels home with all of your treasures. All my best - your friend Caron
Jackie FeldmanUnited States
I do not even know where to begin! We have had the most magical, amazing, spectacular, special day that we can remember! Caron is the most genuine, knowledgeable, and most wonderful person! We have a friend for life! The surprises kept coming and one was better than the next which never seemed possible because the first one was that special! Our drive was so beautiful and scenic. Caron put so much effort into every little detail. I highly recommend her she is simply the BEST!!!!! Grazie!❤️
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved meeting both of you and you had me at hello : ) I cannot wait to spend more time with you on our tour to Pompeii & the Amalfi coast. Thank you kindly for your review of our day, warms my heart ❤️! Your friend for life, Caron
Melissa ChalkerUnited States
Caron picked us up early. Knew exactly where to go the whole way. She knows all the ins and outs of seeing the pope! She joined us for lunch after and we enjoyed her company and knowledge of Rome. Everyone seems to know her and was even dubbed" the best guide in Rome " by the wacky police dude! Thanks Caron for sharing your knowledge with us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa! How funny was “Scrochman”! I enjoyed showing you all just a small part of my Eternal Rome. I hope the boys enjoyed the books and I look forward to touring with your family again in the future. Please keep in touch ; ) and have a safe trip home.
Geraldine (Dina) RuehleUnited States
From the first email, my experience with Caron has been fabulous! We arrived in Rome on a Saturday morning and spent Saturday & Sunday touring the sites before we began a Med. cruise. She coordinated the logistics perfectly--from apartment check-in, to airport pickup, cruise ship drop off, and pickup again at the end of our cruise to take us to the airport. We saw all of the major sites on Sat & Sun. Caron became a friend who I feel certain I will see again. Her husband, Mauro, is terrific, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dina! It was so much getting to know your family in two days time - the amazing race it was and you all did beautifully! Happy to have met all of you and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch and taking your family to many more amazing places around Italy and beyond in the future. You have a friend in Rome!
Gregory BuckhoutUnited States
Tour was amazing! Pompeii, delicious lunch at a Mt. Vesuvius winery and beautiful visit to the Amalfi Coast. What more could you ask for? A perfect day in Italy!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Greg! Nice way to start your New Year right and with so many wonderful take away's that day as well! I'm looking forward to having your family back again soon! All my very best! Caron
Ryan HansonUnited States
Our day with Caron could not have been better for our family of 5. From the communication to her knowledge and personal touches she really made our day in Rome one we'll never forget. Our 15 year old said it was the best day of his life (and we took a helicopter flight up to a glacier in Alaska earlier in the year so the bar was set very high). Caron made us feel like VIPs from beginning to end. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of Italy with the Hanson family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ryan for affording me the opportunity to meet your wonderful family, I so enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to your return to me as soon as possible to go, see and do more of Italy and beyond. Happy New Year and all my best wishes! Your friend in Rome, Caron
Gregory BuckhoutUnited States
Easy, fast and efficient. Plus gave us great tips for later in our vacation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great! Thank you Gregory. Looking forward to you coming back soon.
Samantha SheppardUnited States
Our recent tour with Caron through toursbylocals.com was fantastic!!! This was our first trip to Europe with our daughters, 8 and 11 years old, and this cooking class was perfect! Caron was knowledgeable, friendly and incredibly helpful!! We ended up doing additional tours with her throughout our vacation. I give her a 5 star rating!! I can't wait to go back to Europe and travel with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Samantha, it was an incredible blessing to meet all of you and to be part of your vow renewal too! Cannot wait for your return to me in Italy and looking forward to showing you much more! Happy New Year!!!
Aaron HayekGulf Breeze, FL, United States
Caron was excellent and very thoughtful to have a customized day planned for my family of eight. The all-inclusive nature of this tour makes it well worth it. Travel planning is very time consuming and stressful, because Caron handles everything for you it only adds to the experience and allows you to enjoy the day. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Aaron, it was my pleasure to plan the day and your whole family is so endearing. I'm looking forward to your return to Italy in the coming years now that they have had their first bite of the Eternal apple. Happy Holidays to all of you! Your friend in Rome, Caron
Chris SultemeierUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris , come back soon!!
Chris SultemeierUnited States
Excellent "pivot" to Orvieto with the limited mobility of one of our group. We really enjoyed the drive, beautiful town, shopping and the incredible lunch. Wonderful day highlighted also by getting us very close to the fountains and some wonderful gelato. Caron took very good care of the entire team with wonderful pictures and memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris, it has been a blessing meeting your family and your parents are wonderful! Your parents are amazing and I so enjoyed showing them Rome & beyond. Thank you for being open to a different venue to ensure that your parents would enjoy the day with a safer route. I wish you all the best on your cruise and look forward to keeping in touch for your next adventure. Your friend in Rome, Caron
Chris SultemeierUnited States
Caron did an amazing job of supporting and serving my older mother and father. She made them feel welcome, did not let their limited mobility affect her service and had a wonderful welcoming attitude. I was extremely pleased with the overall tour and her specifically. I would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris, it has been a blessing meeting your family and your parents are wonderful! Your parents are amazing and I so enjoyed showing them Rome & beyond. I wish you all the best on your cruise and look forward to keeping in touch for your next adventure. Your friend in Rome, Caron
Ben AtkinsonUnited States
Amazing tour with skip the line tickets for everything you can possibly see in one day and a great host! Lunch at a rooftop terrace overlooking the Coliseum, and Caron even accommodated several requests. Highly recommended. Could no have had a better experience. Thank you Caron!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ben! Loved meeting you both and looking forward to having you come back to Italy to research Robins family heritage and experience more food, wine and history! All my best! Caron
Cindy BihmUnited States
Absolutely amazing day! Caron is fabulous and made our last day in Italy spectacular. She went above and beyond to accommodate our parents and was thoughtful in all of her actions (from the step stool to get into the van to the golf cart to get them to the amazing lunch, very impressive!!) We will never forget the incredible day and highly encourage anyone wanting to experience Tivoli and/or Oriveta to the fullest extent to book this tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy for this beautiful testimonial of our time spent together touring Tivoli & beyond. It was a blessing that put us in touch on your very last day in Rome and I so enjoyed meeting your dear parents. The laughter throughout the day was the best part and a memory that I will hold dear to my heart until the next time we connect in Italy or The Great State of Texas!!! Safe travels home and please do keep in touch. Love to all!
Thomas MckiernanUnited States
Hi Caron A quick THANK YOU for a fantastic tour of the FRASCATI wine area, the stop at Cantine Santa Benedetta and the visit to Orvieto coupled with the tastings and cheeses and foods. The combination of the places we visited and your knowledge and vivacious personality makes it so easy to rate your tour as a FIVE STAR. We are seasoned world travelers and have taken many tours and yours ranks as one of the best. Tom & Jean from Cincinnati
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Tom, it was such a pleasure and a blessing to meet all of you and I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon. So enjoyed making certain that we made the most of our day together and we added beautiful memories and a new friendship for life. Hugs to all of you!!!!
John BendtUnited States
Caron was absolutely wonderful and provided us a day that we will remember forever! She worked with me to plan my engagement while on vacation in Rome. Started the day with a private tour of the Vatican, lunch overlooking the colosseum, private tour of colosseum, engagement dinner overlooking St. Peters and a tour of lights of Rome. Caron was so welcoming and we made a new friend for life. I can not thank her enough for the most perfect day. I highly recommend her and her team for your travel needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, it was wonderful to meet you both and to be part of the planning for your special day. Wishing you and Peg all the blessings in the world for your new engagement. Enjoy Tuscany and please do keep in touch, I look forward to showing you both much more of this beautiful country. Your friend in Rome, Caron
John ZuccolaUnited States
Caron presented the Villa well without having to walk the whole thing. Perhaps too much walking for older adults. Had a lovely lunch but it would have been better after the tour rather than before.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So pleased that you enjoyed our day together and I think the issue of lunch might have been a bit of over ordering : ) enjoying all that Italy has to offer and more. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I look forward to your return to Italy.
David NadolUnited States
Had a great day with Caron while touring Tivoli
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David ; ) come back soon!
Rosalinda BernalUnited States
Caron was a wonderful tour guide. She shared so much information about the sights we saw. It was a very thorough and enjoyable tour with an awesome guide. We will definitely be calling on her for any future tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosalinda, it was such a fun evening meeting all of you. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Safe travels and enjoy your cruise vacation. All my best!
Laurye OmeliaUnited States
Caron was a wonderful tour guide. She's Extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. She's an asset to your company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurye! I cannot wait to have you back in Italy for another golf cart ride : )))) loved meeting all four of you! My very very best wishes for you cruise to be a complete success.
Regina MorganUnited States
Caron was a fabulous tour guide. We were able to see the highlights of Florence in a matter of hours. She picked us up from our hotel and we were able to view the countryside as we made our way from Rome to Florence. Everything was pre-arranged so our wait times were minimal. We finished the evening with a lovely dinner in a local restaurant. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Regina! It was a pleasure taking you to Florence and also showing you my favorite place outside of Rome. Come back soon!!
Chuck M.United States
The finale of our 3-week odyssey with Caron took us to Venice, Milan (during Fashion Week!), and Bellagio! Our hotel in Venice was on St. Mark's square - a result of early planning and Caron's knowledge of the city! Our hotel room in Bellagio overlooked the lake. Caron made all lodging reservations and never were we disappointed. Caron is also an experienced shopper (and negotiator!). She has earned our strongest possible recommendation and we would certainly use her services again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck & Sue! The early planning was due to your due diligence and I greatly appreciated it, as it made my job much easier. I hope you enjoyed the last location as well which ended us at a Spa Hotel in Switzerland high above Lake Lugano and the Alps. Thank you for your kindness, your friendship, your fun spirited card game playing and information sharing on Disney. I hope you also enjoyed our off the beaten track road side stops and I so enjoyed your amazing taste for food, culture & beauty.
Chuck M.United States
Week 2 of our Italian odyssey with Caron took us to Tuscany where we enjoyed multiple day trips from San Gimignano. Caron is a masterful planner and the ultimate personal guide who led us to wine tastings, a cooking class, Pisa, Florence, Lucca, the Chianti region and exposure to the wonderful Tuscan countryside. Caron also introduced us to the beautiful country of San Marino on our way to Venice. Caron is a vivacious lady with whom we developed a very comfortable friendship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck & Sue! Umbria & Tuscany are two of my favorite places in Italy and I was so happy to share them with you both. Thank you for entrusting my itinerary choices to share with you in Umbria, Tuscany and beyond. I look forward to your pottery set arriving from Orvieto and I pray in time for Thanksgiving. Your friend in Rome, Caron
Chuck M.United States
A fantastic week in Rome - nothing left unseen !! This was the first week of a 3-week Italian odyssey with Caron. She created a soup-to-nuts plan for us that included all lodging, transportation, dining and sightseeing - a plan totally conforming to our expectations and capabilities. Whether for a single day's tour of Rome or an extended personalized tour of the whole of Italy, Caron is a superbly professional guide who can do it all !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck & Sue, it was such a blessing meeting both of you and I was delighted to show you the best of the Eternal city. Excited to show you more on your next trip across the pond.
Beuna Elaine WyattUnited States
When starting my research it became apparent that many people advertised as tour guides. We had six Americans making a trip to Rome spending a few days before taking a Mediterranean cruise. We wanted to see as much as possible. After many hours and days of research and contacting other companies it became apparent Caron was the extraordinary. She responded immediately and customized everything to our needs and definitely made us feel like family. She is one of a kind and truly loves her job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elaine, it was beyond my pleasure meeting all of you and being able to assist you with your planning. I’m looking forward to all of you returning to me for the next fun filled European vacation TOGETHER!!! Hugs to all of you!!!
Michael WilliamsUnited States
Caron & Mauro were AMAZINGLY accommodating and wonderful. They were informative, helpful AND anticipated all of our needs. We were traveling for the first time with a baby (20 months old), and they couldn't have been more helpful. Our guide in Pompeii (Mina I believe) was super-mega informative; she knew the answers to ALL of our questions. The lunch/wine at the Sorrentino Vineyard was amazing. We then had a side trip to Sorrento. We trusted C&M to handle everything; they did a GREAT job!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, I’m so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful Birthday celebrating in Pompeii and SORRENTO. I really enjoyed meeting your family and showing you the best that the coast has to offer. Looking forward to your return with your little beauty Risdyn. All my best, Caron
Barbara SobeckUnited States
Caron did an exceptional job as our tour guide today! Caron is very knowledgeable, funny and detail oriented, you will love this city, this tour and this guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara, it was my pleasure to share my Eternal city with both of you and I’m looking forward to reconnecting for your next Italian adventure. All my very best wishes and kind regards. Your friend in Rome, Caron
Barbara SobeckUnited States
Wonderful tour with a delightful tour guide!! I highly recommend CARON!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara, it was such a pleasure meeting both of you and I look forward to hearing about your future plans for travel. Enjoy your cruise and please stay in touch for Thanksgiving ; )
Deborah LynchUnited States
We have been on many tours and Caron is by far the BEST guide we have had the pleasure to work with! Because she is an American who has lived in Italy for many years-you get the best of both worlds. A very knowledgeable guide who is easy to talk to since English is her native language. We had a blast! She knows everyone and got us into places without waiting. Plus, she's a fun person to chat with. Thank you again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deb for sharing both of your Rob’s with me! So enjoyed showing them both the best of Eternal Rome! Have a safe trip back home and please do keep in touch. All my best! Caron
Kathleen TremblayUnited States
My family of four(two teenage girls) loved our time with Caron. Best tour guide ever! We did Rome by night ( by car) and the following day Caron toured us around the Pantheon, Colosseum, and Castle d'angelo. Plus the Trevi fountain. Even though it was scorching hot, Caron made it all work smoothly with skip the line tickets and stops in bistros with A/c plus gelato and prosecco and Moscow mules. Can't wait to return for more tours with Caron. Girls were thrilled— said Caron made the day! An A++tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Kathleen, your family had me at hello! Absolutely loved spending time getting to know all of you over our day & a half. I cannot wait to reconnect and have you all back again and again. Enjoy your beautiful adventure through Italy!!! Hugs to all and thank you for your glowing review. See you in the US for some Turkey : ) and pumpkin pie.