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Hi.....we also used them for 2 tours....Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Pisa and Florence. Good tours both and much better value than the ship. I would use them again......Patti

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We just returned from Naples and used ItalyTours to see Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Gianluca was our driver and tour guide and he was exceptional. His driving skills on the mountain roads was amazing and his recommendation in Sorrento for lunch was wonderful. We had Margherita in Pompeii and she spoke fluent English and showed us the highlights of the area. Be sure to wear comfortable shows and a hat! We really enjoyed our tour!

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Has anyone had trouble with them responding to emails? I sent a request over 24 hours ago and have gotten nothing back, even an email saying we will get back to you.

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Has anyone had trouble with them responding to emails? I sent a request over 24 hours ago and have gotten nothing back, even an email saying we will get back to you.

 

 

I have booked tours with them for October....remember the time difference. I usually received the replies about a day and a half after sending. Very helpful and will answer all your questions. Looking forward to touring with them.

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My wife and I were absolutely delighted withthe overall experience of the day—from the time we were met at the pier until our return there (Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano tour).

 

This was our first time in Naples.

 

Pompeii is a‘must see’, and our guide (Enza) tried her very best to show us as much as possible in two hours. We realize that we could spend many days there and still not see it all.

 

I must say that the trip to Sorrento was a bit concerning giving the traffic congestion from Pompeii. We were worried about having to cut short a visit to Positano. Our driver/guide (Salvatore) was not worried, and he expertly managed to provide us with the full experience and still get us to our ship with time to spare. The drive along the coast provided spectacular (and scary) views. We are so glad that we did not try to drive the itinerary ourselves.

 

We consider the whole tour to have been a good value. We have already recommended your agency to others who may be traveling there.

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My wife and I loved the Best of Tour. Francesco was an excellent guide, very friendly and responsible. He took us to San Gimignano and Sienna via the scenic roads of Tuscany, getting us right into the heart of Sienna. He also took us to Montreggiano, an unexpected pleasure. He made an effort for us to have lunch at a winery, but that did not work out. We were extremely pleased with service and the tour.

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We used ItalyTours.EU in late August for their Best of Tuscany tour from Livorno. It was a wonderful tour. It was advertised for primarily taking us to San Gimignano and Sienna. But we also made a stop in Monterigianno - a beautiful walled city between the two. Had a wonderful driver in Francesco. I highly recommend them.

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We just came back from a great tour with Italy tours. We were on a cruise and Emiliano was the driver he was waiting for us when we docked. We had a great tour he took us to all the sights we only had 8 people in the very clean comfortable van. He told us where to go when he stopped. He was very knowledgeable and told us about each stop He then gave us time to look around told us where to met him. When we arrived at the Vatican Isabella the guide was excellent and walked us through ways to avoid some of the crowd. We were returned back to the ship in excellent time no worries about missing the ship we went on a Wednesday so we went to the Coliseum first then to the Vatican we recommend this service and will use them again.

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We just got back from the Vision of the Seas. Used this company in Rome and again toured with them in Florence and Pisa. They were wonderful and we were back on the ship in plenty of time ! I would not hesitate book them.

 

 

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Just returned from a cruise and used them to tour the Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast and  I would 100% recommend them. They were great, ask for the tour guide Salvatore and if you do Pompei you want to get Margarita to be your guise

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We just used them the first week in Sept and have a great experience with ItalyTours. The drivers were great and the guides were very great as well. I booked Naples, Rome and Florence Pisa and we had comfortable cars with very small groups. Much better than the large groups from the ship. You will not regret using ItalyTours.eu 

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I know that this is the 'Italy' thread and that the company name is ItalyTours.eu, but we used them for a tour from Monaco and they were top class!  Monaco was a tender port so everyone was ashore on time and we had a full day tour (8 hours) from Monaco to Nice to Eze and back to Monaco for a tour around the Principality and the race track.

Our driver/guide was a great and my DW even said how good a driver he was! :classic_dry:

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We used Italy Tours for a tour of the Amalfi coast earlier this month and it  was very good. Luca was our driver. He met us promptly and was easy to find. 

He was a most courteous, efficient and skillful driver. 

Luca told us much about the areas we were visiting and what we were seeing 

We were allowed ample time to explore the three stops on our own and our meeting place on return was well explained to us so no one got list or was confused. Our driver was always waiting for us at the appointed time. 

I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone considering  a similar excursion. 

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Second cruise we have used this company. They respond quickly to emails . Their tours are in small modern comfortable mini vans enabling them to get you right into the centre of things. They are punctual and so there was no worry of missing the ship. Much better priced than the cruise ship and small group tours reduces so much time ,waiting for people on big buses . They made comfort stops at nice clean service stations. We went to Pisa and Florence from Livorno,free time in Pisa which was adequate and small group guided tour in Florence ,there is an opportunity to by skip the line tours to most attractions,but we preferred the free time to wander and visit the markets. I have no hesitation in recommending them

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We used Italy Tours for the day with a van holding 12 of us.  WOnderful day....driver arrived on time and tour was perfect...AND much more value than using the tour offered by the ship. 

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It was great! 

Having been to Italy a few times we had visited most of the normal sites and was looking for something different and historical, our tour with Italy tours was just that.
BEST OF TARQUINIA & TUSCANIA --- full day tour from port .
Pick up was on time. Driver was helpful and knowledgeable, we was a trip in 2 minibuses and guide.
The sites visited where magnificent and we discovered a part of history we new nothing about.
A must do trip.
Bonus was no shoving crowds.
Would recommend this tour and company.

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Hello,

 

I have used this company on both this trip and my last trip 5 years ago.  They are a great company to book with and very reliable!!!  Our drivers have always been fabulous and we would definitely book again.  Way better bang for your buck than booking a cruise ship tour.  Thanks again for everything!

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I used this company three times on my recent HAL cruise around the Mediterranean.  ARLES, LES BAUX, St REMY & AVIGNON out of Marseilles, BEST OF CINQUE TERRE out of Livorno, and THE BEST OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA out of Monaco. Communication between the company and myself and others on the tours was spot on.  These smaller groups were a great way for me to get to better know my fellow cruise travelers, as well. These were small groups in comfortable small vans and coaches (as opposed to 60 people on big buses where most of your time is waiting to get on and off the bus) and where able to drive right up to places of interest. The tour guides were all very nice and knowledgeable. The places they took us were wonderful and I learned so much. I highly recommend them and will definitely use them again in the future. 

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We recently booked two tours with italytours.eu:  1) Best of Florence and Pisa, 2) Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.  Both tours were fantastic and communication from the company from booking to finish was excellent.  We highly recommend this company and will definitely book them for future tours in Italy!

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We had a wonderful time on our trip to Cinque Terre.  We would not hesitate to recommend this company 

 

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4 minutes ago, lsnhc said:

We had a wonderful time on our trip to Cinque Terre.  We would not hesitate to recommend this company 

 

I’m looking at their website italytours.eu and I can’t find any excursions to Cinque Terre. Is this the company you used? Was it a private or small group? Thanks!

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We used Italy Tours in the first week of November to tour Positano and the Amalfi coast.  We were picked at the ship with Carlo holding a sign with our name. The vehicle used was a new MB van which held 8 of us. The road to the coast was narrow and twisted. At no time were we nervous as Carlo was a very proficient driver.  The scenery was spectacular and Carlo pointed out differ things. We were very happy with Italy Tours and would recommend them to everyone. We found them very reasonable and easy to deal with.

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14 minutes ago, harry42 said:

We used Italy Tours in the first week of November to tour Positano and the Amalfi coast.  We were picked at the ship with Carlo holding a sign with our name. The vehicle used was a new MB van which held 8 of us. 

 

Were all of you comfortable in the van ?     The interior  photos I've seen show 2 rows of 3 pax, and 2 sit next to the driver.

There are 4 in our party, and I was thinking of asking a few others from our roll call to join us but 8 seemed like it might be tight in the van. One member of our party is 6'3".   

 

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The van used is a Mercedes Benz and is quite large. I am six foot and had no trouble sitting in the center row. The front seat passengers should not be of the nervous type because of the twisty roads. I guess the comfort level is related to the size of the passengers but being a bit larger then normal I had no problems .  I think you will have no problems.

. j

Just relax and enjoy. Italy Tours will take good care of you.

 

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Thx for the insight Harry. Good to hear that it was a comfortable ride, even with 8 pax and a 6 footer.

I have a tendency to motion sickness so I definitely won't be in the front seat !

 

(BTW, I grew up in Orillia.   Haven't heard of Barrie in many years . )

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We recently used ItalyTours when we were in Naples.  We had a very nice van for eight of us.  It was a tour of the Amalfi Coast.  The driver, Carlo, was accommodating and made frequent stops for photos.  We divided our day among three towns and he was very flexible as to how much time we spent in each town.  This was not a tour but a great and comfortable way to see Amalfi.

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9 hours ago, Ellie42699 said:

I’m looking at their website italytours.eu and I can’t find any excursions to Cinque Terre. Is this the company you used? Was it a private or small group? Thanks!

They do not post it! Someone on the ship emailed them and asked if they went there and they said yes, but the group would need to be a certain number. We were a group of 11, I think. You just need to email them, then post the info onto your cruise board and others will surely want to go. When ItalyTours gets enough people, they will confirm the reservation. Its really very simple. Our guide was terrific and there was plenty of time to do a bit of shopping here and there, lunch in Nice, stroll along the beach at the Cote d'Azure, walking into the Grand Casino, seeing where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace lived, etc. Have a wonderful time!

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All three tours we took with Italy Tours (Tuscany, Rome and Naples) were great.  Especially the Tuscany Siena tour guide was fantastic.  She was very enthusiastic about her city.

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We have  just returned from a 12 day Mediterranean cruise, there were 10 people in our group.  We booked four tours in France and Italy with Italy Tours EU months in advance.  We were extremely happy with all the tours, from the first contact with Cristina of Italy Tours EU via e-mail, who made the procedure very easy.  The company provided mini vans for all the tours, as well as English speaking drivers and guides.  We purchased skip the line ticket for all the top sites, through Italy tours.EU.  By purchasing skip the line tickets ,we by passed hundreds of people in line. The drivers and tour guides were right there for us when we disembarked.  They were very personable and extremely knowledgeable.  The guides were passionate about explaining the sites. We would have no hesitation in recommending Italy Tours.EU.

We want to thank our drivers and guides for making our vacation a memorable one.

Marselle- Paul & Chris

Florence-Simona & Simona

Rome- Valerio & Isabella

Naples- Mirko , Alfredo & Gino

Apologies if I miss spelled there names.

Thank You:  WWW.Italy Tours.EU

                      tel: +39-091-619-3355

                      Email- info@italytours.eu

                      contact- Cristina

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Question. We're y'all's roll calls dead prior to cruising? I'd love to book some shared tours with this company but cannot afford a private tour for 2 in a lot of our ports. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we are the only ship in port in most cases so I can't even coordinate with other roll calls. My roll call is totally dead and even though we're 9 months out, all the previous cruises I have been on have had much more active roll calls. Is this due to the fact that it's a Mediterranean cruise? Do younr commend I send them email anyway to get pricing on the tours I am interested in? Thanks everyone. So excited for my first trip to Europe! 

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On 10/23/2018 at 9:45 AM, VMax1700 said:

I know that this is the 'Italy' thread and that the company name is ItalyTours.eu, but we used them for a tour from Monaco and they were top class!  Monaco was a tender port so everyone was ashore on time and we had a full day tour (8 hours) from Monaco to Nice to Eze and back to Monaco for a tour around the Principality and the race track.

Our driver/guide was a great and my DW even said how good a driver he was! :classic_dry:

 

What was the website for your Monaco tour. I only see Italy tours with no other links to other countries. Wondering if they have any tours from Villefranche (Nice)?

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5 hours ago, erby2283 said:

 

What was the website for your Monaco tour. I only see Italy tours with no other links to other countries. Wondering if they have any tours from Villefranche (Nice)?

 

Yes they pick up in Villefranche.  The website is a bit messy and the tour is not easy to locate on the site. It is listed under the banner 'Info for Cruisers' and select 'Med Riviera Excursion'

https://italytours.eu/info-for-cruisers-in-italy/med-riviera-excursion/

 

Well recommended!

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We used Italy tours in November from our cruise port in Marseille.  Our tour driver/guide Naoelle was wonderful.  We were a small group of 8 in a very comfortable van.  She took us to AIX-en-Provence and Cassis.  Both towns were absolutely lovely, we had free time at both.  Naoelle was very knowledgeable about the area and recommended shops for local treats, etc.  It was a wonderful day! Would highly recommend!

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My wife and I toured Pisa/Florence with Italy Tours on November 12 and Rome on November 13, 2018.

It's semi-crazy to see these great cities in a single day, but if  that's all the time you have, Italy Tours is a great way to manage it. Our itineraries were small miracles of logistical efficiency and we were amazed at how much we were able to see, especially in Rome, which of course more sprawling than Florence and Pisa.

Our group was comprised of eight people (four couples) from the Celebrity Eclipse, which combined with another group of similar size for our times with the expert tour guides. This was a better size than ship excursions I'd looked into, which were mostly much pricier. In both cases our driver-guides met us promptly as we left the ship and wasted no time getting us to our destinations by mini-van. Throughout the day they were timely, reliable and full of good cheer and just enough narrative. It was incredibly handy to have our drivers, who knew the cities inside-out, take us right to the various sights and pick us up afterwards: there was no time wasted yet the itineraries did not seem unreasonably rushed relative to the circumstances. In the afternoons, our expert guides for our Florence walking tour and for the Vatican (museums & basilica) were extremely good - pleasant, helpful, and very knowledgeable.

I have no hesitation in recommending these tours, and I know my fellow travelers were very pleased as well. I would add that in my experience the office was great to deal with - they responded promptly, courteously and frankly to any questions I raised.

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We used this tour company recently to tour Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. Our driver Cesar was very knowledgeable and stopped at the most wonderful lookouts and limoncello factory in Sorrento. We had plenty of time in each of our stops to enjoy Positano, Ravello and Amalfi and made it back to our ship in plenty of time. We highly recommend this company!

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We used Italy Tours in November and you could not ask for more.

The guide was easy to find off the ship and we had a small group 14 I think from memory and the guide Gianluca went beyond and made sure that everything that we paid for was completed even battling traffic to get to Positano

The bus was comfortable and the guide in Pompeii Annalisa put more in the two hours than we thought possible in a busy place but skipped most of the lines.

We had plenty of time in Sorrento and found a great cafe for lunch in one of the side streets.

We can't recommend Italy Tours enough from when we were picked up and dropped off at the ship with plenty of time to spare

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We used Italytours.eu for four tours on our November cruise. Nico and Cristina answered all my questions promptly and everything turned out exactly as promised: drivers were where they said they would be when they said they would be and we were always delivered back to the ship in plenty of time. We did tours of the Amalfi coast out of Naples, the Etruscan tombs and medieval villages of Tuscania and Tarquinia out of Civitavecchia, San Gimignano and Siena out of Livorno and Aix-en-Provence and Cassis out of Marseilles.

 

We were groups of eight (arranged on our roll call previously) in eight passenger vans. I knew ahead of time that our drivers would be just that: drivers, not guides. We've always been independent travelers and wanted reliable transport more than a guided tour, and we were more than satisfied. 

 

Paul, in Marseilles was a huge surprise, as he turned out to be not only our favorite driver, but one of the best guides we have ever had in years of European travel. He is definitely an asset and our group loved him. All in all, I was highly pleased with our tours with italytours.eu and highly recommend them.  

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My wife and I used ItalyTours.EU for our excursions in Rome and Naples during our honeymoon with Royal Caribbean. We did the Best of Rome and the Naples, Sorrento, Pompei, and Amalfi Coast tours with them and both were very affordable compared to what was being offered by the cruise line. I like touring in small groups rather than the large groups with the cruise line, and these tours were no larger than 8 people. The drivers and guides we had throughout both tours were very knowledgeable about the destination and safely got us back to our cruise ship in a timely manner. They do their best to make sure you arrive back on time before your ship leaves. Would highly recommend for booking excursions. We will definitely use them again in the future.

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