Lisa,

We had an AMAZING trip! Everything was absolutely incredible that you set up. Some notables:

1. We loved all the guides. It would be difficult to pick from best to least as they were all so good, and appropriate for their area.
2. We were most appreciative that you had someone escort us through CDG on our flight out. That place is a total nightmare and there is no way we would have made our connecting flight without him.
3. The water taxi in Venice was a great way to start the trip and we really appreciated Ziggy sticking around waiting for us for an hour as we tried to locate Steph’s luggage.
4. All our hotels were phenomenal!

We have already given your name out and will be posting some of our pictures on Facebook with a recommendation for you. We could not have done this trip without you and can’t thank you enough!

Peter & Stephanie

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Hello Lisa,

Wow – we are happy to be home, but I just wanted to get back to you with a proper thank you for all the help you gave us to make it such a memorable trip!

Venice was just wonderful, and I’m so happy you suggested an escort – it is so complicated a process, and we were pretty tired on the way in. Elisa (spelling?) was very helpful and the result so worth the cost. We actually found Acqua Pazza the first day for lunch, so we got to enjoy it twice. It was our favorite. The Guggenheim went just as you said it would, and Vino de Arturo was just amazing – with all the celebrity around it, it was so interesting, but the food had the starring role! As did the people of Venice – just lovely.

Gritti Palace was also a great suggestion we enjoyed. We missed out on Harry’s, but Terry had been to the one in London. When we met Ziggy on the way to the airport in Venice – I was suitably impressed with all her expertise.

Then, we come to our London experience! The car service airport trips were great – very professional! The Dean Street Townhouse treatment was superb (Sandra putting us in the perfect quieter back room so we could talk together easily and making sure we were safely tucked in taxis she had called). Everyone was happy, but I would say I adored my meal. Donna was a most amazing fountain of information at the Tower tour. She handled the day perfectly presenting us with a lot of information in the best and most interesting way.

Getting to meet Simon at Nopi was such a treat. I loved that he dropped by to say hello. We also enjoyed Nopi’s food and atmosphere as well. The London Zoo as both even better than expected! Terry got plenty of information for his report to the Smithsonian Zoo, we got great behind the scenes watching a tiger feeding from 2 feet, actually feeding the Aardvarks, petting the Gallapagos tortoises, and we saw an original copy of Darwin’s Origin of the Species in the Zoological library! The Shangri-La was phenomenal in so many ways – I loved laying my head on the pillow at night and looking at the Eye. We also learned first hand about London fog.

We walked and walked, explored and just had a generally unbelievable trip! I basically ate and drank my way through the two beautiful cities because my dietary restrictions of gluten and butter in the states don’t seem to apply across the pond. I was truly a happy girl even though I now need a sincere diet prior to Christmas parties.

I got the credit with my husband and friends, but we know who really deserves it. I just can’t say enough good things and can’t say thank you enough to you. I made sure my mates knew how to reach you for future help, and am always willing to give you a recommendation any other way you can think about.

Until our next trip, all our best to you!
Susan

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Lisa,

We are back stateside, but would rather be in Italy!! Thanks to you, our trip was fantastic!! I am in awe about how well everything was coordinated and on time. You really are a professional and we are so fortunate to have “accidentally” found you.

You know all the secret spots of Rome, Florence, and Venice, not to mention Paris as well. Dino was our driver in Rome and he was so pleasant and patient with our family. Irene was such a gem!! We begged to her come visit us in the US and praying she takes us up on the invitation. Our private Vatican tour was worth getting up bright and early for!

As we explored Ancient Rome, Irene shared with us her vast knowledge of all things related to art, history, food, and shopping.

The quiet, more intimate moments spent in the van with our young adult girls will always be something that I will treasure. We laughed and had lots of memories made due to your experienced team!

Once we moved onto to Venice and met up with Ziggy and Sylvia, we knew we were in good hands once again!

The private tour of Venice and the outer islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello via a beautiful water taxi were nothing short of amazing! It was refreshing to get out and see a different way of life on these smaller islands. Murano and the Venetian glass making were fascinating to witness.
Sylvia was accommodating, punctual, and a delight to be with for two days in Venice.

I have been daydreaming about the vacation and all the new discoveries I made while in Italy.

Lisa, you are dedicated and determined to make sure your clients have a personalized trip no matter their wants, needs, and desires. From suggestions to the actual reservations, to the printing of train and museum tickets, all is handled well in advance. There is no struggling, no worries and if something should change, you are available and ready to help.

Until our next trip, we will have just to draw on our precious memories and perfect vacation that you helped create.

You are talented, brilliant, and unique in your services.

Many thanks!
April & Family

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Lisa –

We had a great time. Wow. Kids loved every part and the private tours made the trip. All of them were great and each had their own unique style. Each of the cities blew us away and we’re already starting to talk about a trip back to Italy. I have already mentioned your name to friends who are talking about a trip.

Thanks again for everything. You set us up well with some great folks that took good care of us.

All the best,
Jeff

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Hi Lisa,

First thank you so much for organizing this trip. Michele and I appreciate all the hard work you put into it. The planning was obvious!

Overall it was the trip of a lifetime. We loved everywhere we went but the highlights at least from my perspective were Murano, Portofino, Cinque Terre and Calcio Storico in Florence. Yes! We got back from the Chianti region just in time to witness this unbelievable sporting event.

The Paris tour of Notre Dame cathedral was very special as we got access to areas I know very few go. The tour guides Fernanda, Sylvia, and Alessandra were all wonderful.

The hotels were all fantastic but I think I would give the highest mark to The Belmond in Portofino as our view of the Mediterranean was fantastic. Michele and I would like to return there someday. Michele loved the spectacular suite at the Plaza Athenée – she almost started crying and thanks you for all the treats!!

But best of all was Blake’s face when he saw the Dr. Who pieces you left for him at Plaza Athenée. You should have seen him. He says today that that was still his favorite part! Thank you so much for being so thoughtful!

I need to go now but with the bottom of our hearts we thank you for this trip.

Your friends forever,
Bob and Michele

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Hi Lisa,

It was wonderful to hear from you. My time in Paris and Florence was amazing and I had a really great time. I can hardly wait to return—hopefully, during April or may of next year. Your help in selecting and arranging transportation and reservations was most valuable to me, especially in the areas of upgrades. My accommodations in both florence and paris were amazingly good. You really help make a big difference in this area.

The Ritz has several advantages and their service and attention to their guests is the best I have ever experienced. I’m still speechless over the suite – wow!

Thanks again for all the help you give to me during my travels. I rely a great deal on you. I will definitely contact you for my next trip.

Take care, Lisa, and thank you again.

Bob

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Dear Lisa,

I want to thank you for an absolutely spectacular one month itinerary for our trip to France and Italy! Wow, I thought I knew most of our destinations, but with your expertise and attention to EVERY detail, I was charmed all over again!

We loved all of our tours in Paris, and the apartment was spacious with very old Parisian charm-and the balcony was such a lovely touch. I would certainly highly recommend the Catacombs-what a surprise! Having been to Paris several times, I would have missed this without your assistance. Our under the Eiffel Tower tour gave me a totally new appreciation for that beautiful landmark! Oh, the cheese tasting-who knew that the French actually eat butter with their cheese? Not me-but now I do! Our fromagerie (not sure about this!) was thorough in explaining the role of cheese in France-and the tasting was to die for! Definitely would do this every time.

Lisa, the restaurants were wonderful! Small, quaint, beautifully prepared food-actually some of the best French food I have ever had, and the staff at each was very helpful in making the right selections. Thank you so much-and of course, we augmented with wine and champagne! A true vacation!

Booking the trains and having tickets in hand was a brilliant idea, and I will never travel again without proper transports in place. It took all the stress out of our travel, knowing we would arrive with assistance and always be on time for our trains. All the transports you utilized were very professional and prompt. We had an issue where we absolutely COULD NOT exit our TGV in Avignon, and ended up travelling another hour plus to Toulon. I called the gentleman that was to meet us in Avignon, and he agreed to drive the hour and half to pick us up in Toulon! Great service.

Italy-well, what is left to say? We spent almost 3 weeks and you left no stone unturned! The apartment in Venice was appropriately funky and large, and perfectly located. Again, private water taxia service saved the day!

Verona, Florence, Santa Margherita and Rome were beautiful. Loved the Voi Camilla in Rome-highly recommend it. All of our Italian accommodations were perfect and to our liking. A breakfast inclusion is such a lovely plus when travelling!

I am happy to be more specific for you if you wish, but wanted to THANK YOU for creating the perfect trip for old friends! I would not do it without you!

Thank you, Lisa! I know you really put your heart into this itinerary!

Until my next trip,
Linda

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Hi Lisa,

Firstly, thank you for all of your help planning an amazing vacation!! We had a wonderful time. Paestum was beautiful and definitely worth the trip! Our tour guide told us that the director just opened up the largest temple to visitors (meaning you can actually walk inside the temple among the columns) and it was a breathtaking experience. I would highly recommend it to people interested in antiquities or architecture.

Three nights on Capri was a good decision, I’m glad you had us do that instead of taking day trips. We thoroughly enjoyed the island. We also did do a 2 hour boat ride through the hotel on a day where the waters were calm, and that was 100% worth it. (Although I did pay for it w/motion sickness the rest of the day).

Capri Tiberio Palace MADE our time on Capri. We would stay there again and again for sure. And the lunch trip to Positano was perfect to see that town so we could focus on on other towns during the day drive.

All in all a wonderful trip, and your recommendations were spot-on!

Again – thank you. Now that this is the 2nd trip you’ve planned for us, we are quite confident to see where in the world you will be sending us next :)”

Grazie,
Pauline

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Ciao to you!

First let me thank you in behalf of all of us for the wonderful and informative time you shared with us touring Rome. It was an absolutely fantastic experience we will never forget, although we we may not remember all the beautiful historic details you blessed us with!

Your assistance with transportation was perfect, both Rocco’s drivers (Danielle & Francesco) who were always on time, and very pleasant and professional. Of course there was Marco as well. He was a perfect gentleman, and did all that was needed to ensure we arrived safely to our villa destination in Siena. He must be a real charmer with the ladies!

Your recommendations for restaurants gave us a true taste of Italian cuisine we would never have found on our own. Each place was unique, warm, and of course served up fantastic food and wine.

Again, thank you for your patient, intelligent, and joyful tours; they were the highlight of our trip, and for all else you did for us.

We miss you already, but we promise to come back and see you again soon! Next time we we will have dinner with you and Palo.

Best regards,

Rod
Alberta, Canada

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Ciao!

We are now back home in Australia.

On behalf of myself and Katie, Rod and Janice, I wanted to say thank you very much for looking after us so well for that Friday afternoon during our visit to Rome. We certainly covered a lot of territory, and visited many places that we would not have even thought of on our own. Your expert commentary on art and culture enriched the experience.

We also enjoyed very much the lunch at La Vecchia Roma – an excellent choice.

It was a fun and educational time.

Your company, organisation and interest were really much appreciated. We will have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of our friends who may be travelling to Rome in the future, and when we are back we will hope to see you again.

Kind regards,

Robert

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Ciao,

Thank you so much for all of your help with our Roman adventure!!

Everything was wonderful and as planned – from the delicious food that you stocked our apartment with to the interesting and insightful tours that we had with you!! Your help made us fall in love with Rome. Thanks also for getting us such a lovely driver and guide for our Pompeii trip!!

We all had a wonderful time and can’t wait for our next trip to Rome. Take care and visit us in the US!!!

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