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Travel agent Irene in Greece office

Irene's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 233 reviews

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Greece

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Karen B.
Submitted on 12.8.2022

I can't say enough about the quality of service provided by this travel company. My husband's and my trip to Greece and Turkey was 20-days, and everything went as planned. The guides were prompt, personable and knowledgeable. More importantly, they were flexible, as interested in who we were and what we wanted to get out of our travels.  Working with Irene was fun. We planned this trip during the pandemic, and Irene was sure to keep me up to date as to any changes in our itinerary (and there was nothing major).   We stayed in boutique hotels and were treated with first-class service. The food was amazing. We took foodie tours and cooking classes. The breakfasts were lavish and showcased the local food.We spent four nights in Athens, three nights in Santorini, and five in Crete. The Turkey leg was seven nights, ending with four in Istanbul. Again, the guides, drivers, hotels, transfers, porters, flights -- all of it was spot on and professional. In Turkey, our guide went the extra mile to make sure I found my phone. Thank you.Irene's team checked in at the right rhythm, just enough to know that support was available if needed.  Great trip. Wonderful time.

Travel agent Eleonora in Italy

Eleonora's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 221 reviews

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Italy

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Stacy L.
Submitted on 1.11.2023

We absolutely loved working with Eleonora and Elena at our travel agency for our trip to Florence, Naples and Sicily. I normally arrange our own travel, but because we don't speak Italian and we were traveling during the holidays, I wanted some extra support on this trip. It was wonderful feeling that we had a team of people always offering support while we were traveling. They really listened to our interests --- art, food, cooking, archaeology, nature --- and crafted an itinerary that was customized just for us. I had also asked to take advantage of being there during Christmas and seeing and doing things that are only available at that season, and they listened to that, too. I sent them a huge laundry list of places that we were interested in seeing, well over what we could do in 12 days, and Eleonora helped me make the best choices and come up with a program that we were all happy with. Transfers were handled seamlessly and we were very happy with the hotels that they chose for us. They were very good about communicating both in advance and while we were on our trip. (We had a private group set up in WhatsApp and they were always available and responsive, even on Christmas.) Of the many drivers and guides that they set up for us, I don't think a single one was late or not where we expected them to be. Which is pretty extraordinary. We had one issue where they booked a domestic flight for us, I didn't understand the baggage allowances and we had to pay to gate check luggage, and Eleonora insisted on refunding the extra fees to us even though she wasn't required to do so. They are super responsible and I really appreciate the many ways they went above and beyond to give us great service.I would 100% work with this agency again when we return to Italy, and I would recommend them to anyone else.

Travel agent Paul in Peru

Paul's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 346 reviews

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Galapagos / Ecuador
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Peru

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Jarrell T.
Submitted on 12.14.2022

I was in contact with Jason at this travel company over 6 months ago regarding a trip to South America. He asked me questions, what countries, any specific things I wanted to experience, so I told him. Peru-Machu Picchu seeing the Amazon Forests. Argentina-Buenos Aires, go see the gaucho's and experience a barbecue and see Iguazu Falls. It's an unbelievable site to see, especially for an extra fee we went on a helicopter ride over them, what a view. The next day we saw the falls again but on the Brazilian side, a completely different view and we could go on the walking paths close enough you think you can touch it. The closer you get the water you can be soaked, nice on a hot day.We stayed at a boutique hotel. What was unplanned, was being able to see Argentina's football team play in the World Cup. Naturally I had to get a Messi jersey, with large screens in several parks and of course the bars; there were thousands watching. When they won, everyone was so excited; I got fist bumps and high 5's, I felt a part of it.Finally, it was off to Brazil and Rio, a beautiful city with the long beaches and outdoor vendors, everyone having fun. #1 on my bucket list seeing the statue of Jesus. We stayed at a hotel in Copacabana, a big wow factor, I'd rate it a 10!Bottom line Jason scored the winning goal; everything on my list and more. So happy I found them, memories for a lifetime. 

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Travel agent Filomena in Portugal

Filomena's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 279 reviews

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Portugal

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Angel Y.
Submitted on 12.14.2022

We loved our 10 day trip to Portugal! Filomena and George at this travel company did a great job taking care or us. They were always very responsive to our requests before the trip, and provided great support during our trip. They also provided Wi-Fi hotspot for us during the whole trip which really helped when we were on our own just meandering around Porto and Lisbon. The guides we had on the tours were very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the country/region. We will definitely recommend this travel team to anyone who would love to visit the lovely country. 

Travel agent Matteo in Italy

Matteo's Travel Agency

5.0

 Based on 451 reviews

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Italy

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Catherine M.
Submitted on 11.6.2022

Daniela tuned in very quickly as to what we were looking for and clearly delivered on that. The experiences were all and even more than we anticipated. The drivers were excellent, interesting and accommodating, especially our driver to the Caves at Balzi Rossi, who took the time to accommodate our request for an additional stop. All the guides were most knowledgeable and really covered the history. Our favorites were “Emma” and the Stibbert museum and our guide in Naples who also covered Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as the guide/vulcanologist who took the time to explain the history of the volcano as well as sift through the stones to talk about the differences.There were some glitches with the hotels. The hotel in Genoa was beautiful, but some staff were rigid in the rules such that even though we had arrived late morning in Genoa after out transatlantic flight, we were made to wait in the sitting area until 2 pm to get into our room. Other were more helpful trying to get us connected to Wi-Fi.Barbara of Daniela’s staff was incredibly helpful. When husband had severe attack of vertigo in Florence, arrangements were quickly made to get a doctor to  the hotel room. The hotel in Florence could not have been more accommodating and went out to fill the prescription. Thoroughly enjoyed stay there as everyone was so helpful, was in a great location and beautiful.  Hotel in Naples, staff was again very helpful, especially helping to get luggage to and from drivers, which could not park close by. Staff also stepped up to contact Barbara by phone, when internet was down to let her know the driver to the airport had not arrived. Once Barbara was contacted, in a very short time had a driver to the hotel which got us to the airport in time to make our flight home.

Travel agent Jay in India

Jay's Travel Agency

4.8

 Based on 250 reviews

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Destinations:

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Bhutan
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India
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Maldives
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Nepal
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Sri Lanka

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Atul M.
Submitted on 1.10.2023

Our travel agency did a great job putting together a two week itinerary of North India (Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur) and Goa.   The sights chosen as well as our guides thoughout the trip in the different cities were excellent. Our driver got us wherever we needed on time.We were in contact with Jay and Namita via WhatsApp throughout the trip. We were accompanied to the airport for our in country flights to ensure smooth check-ins and overall were very well supported throughout our entire trip. The travel agency made all of the logistics for the trip stress free for us.   I will use this agency on our next trip to India, Nepal or the Maldives! 

Travel agent Andrea, specializing in Croatia, Montenegro; Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia

Andrea's Travel Agency

4.8

 Based on 321 reviews

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Austria
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Croatia
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Czech Republic
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Hungary
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Mary B.
Submitted on 10.25.2022

We had an absolutely wonderful time visiting Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg. Violeta listened to what our priorities were, and made suggestions that met those needs. We had door to door service for all transfers from plane/train to/from hotel. It was so easy! We went for private tours for the most part, and the guides were very knowledgeable and professional. We learned so much, and enjoyed the food tours we tried immensely. We had just enough planned vs. free time, so we still had time to explore on our own. You really can customize exactly what you would wish to do, down to hotels and activities. I wouldn't hesitate to go on another trip; we had such a good experience!

Travel agent Elena in Italy

Elena's Travel Agency

4.9

 Based on 921 reviews

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Destinations:

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Italy

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NinaRose H.
Submitted on 12.30.2022

My experience with working with this travel company has been an amazing one. Marcella, my travel agent, is a diamond indeed! She curated an amazing and memorable trip for myself and my son. Her care and passion for what she does always shined through the phone calls. I never felt alone while being in Italy, the staff from our travel agency was also such a delight to work with while I was in Italy. I was extra nervous because it was my first time there with my son but she was so understanding and held my hand metaphorically along the way. A very important detail of working with this company is the fact that entire staff is authentically Italian and they have so much knowledge that I just soaked up as much as I could. The last thing I wanted was to work with an American on my journey into Italy. If you are debating whether or not to work with this travel team, don't! You have struck gold with this company and especially with Marcella! All my concerns and needs for support and guidance was always catered to with the utmost respect and love!My son and I had the best Christmas ever! I also had the best birthday ever!!! I will be working with Marcella for all my travel plans to Italy. Thank you Marcella! You were amazing and you are the main reason my son and I have fallen in love with Italy. You have enabled us to create such memorable experiences. Thank you again  

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Featured Reviews

Luxury France Trip Review: Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Rhône Valley, Èze, Monaco, Wine Tastings, Walking Food Tours

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JEFFREY R.
Sep 20, 2022
This was a wonderful trip exploring France. We visited Bordeaux, Lyon and Nice as well as the surrounding areas of all three cities. All of the arrangements made by the agency went extremely smoothly and the tours and guides we had, both small groups and individual were excellent! This included wine tasting tours, walking food tours and site seeing tours. 

Italy Vacation Review: Truffle Hunting, Food & Wine Tours, 12-Night Trip

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Debra S.
Dec 15, 2022
Our recent trip to Italy was our second trip using the services of Zicasso and its agents. As with our trip to Greece, our recent Italy trip went flawlessly. All accommodations were as represented, and all transportation was on time and comfortable. Our excursions aligned with our interests as expressed to our agent. Restaurant recommendations and reservations made on our behalf made sure we had pleasant dining experiences. All in all it was a great trip.

Portugal Travel Review: Castles, Monasteries, Food Tours, Cooking Classes, 12-Day Trip

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Kim A.
Jan 09, 2023
Loved every minute of it - from the ease of planning the trip, to our arrival to each and every day on the trip. We loved all of the planned tours, especially the cooking class and the food tour. The tour guides were knowledgable and adapted on the fly for changes that might fit our needs better. The trip was easy - which is exactly why we use Zicasso and what our travel agency delivered.  

Croatia Trip Review: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Food & Wine Tours, Boat Trip, Green Caves, Lavender Fields

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Shari G.
Sep 10, 2022

My husband and I booked our trip to Croatia in 2020 and as the pandemic hit everyone, our trip was postponed. Violetta from this travel company was wonderful. We kept in contact for 2 years back and forth regarding the situation of travel overseas and when it would be likely that we would be able to visit Croatia. Finally, the gates opened to Croatia and we were allowed to book our trip. Violetta planned a dream trip to her home country of Croatia. We arrived in Zagreb the capital and picked up by our driver who also drove us to Plitvice Lakes - he was so accommodating. Our hotel was so beautiful and staff were nice and helpful. We went on a food tour with our guide - ate great food, laughed, and learned so much about the culture and food of Zagreb.  We continued our journey to Plitvice Lakes a must see attraction and onto the island of Split. We stayed in a hotel - and greeted by their wonderful staff. The city within the walls was beautiful. Our guide took us around town, showed us the sites, and was so personable. Our next stop was to Hvar where we boarded our Catamaran off to the island. Hvar is a beautiful island and Violetta planned a wonderful stay. Our accommodations were at a Hotel. What a wonderful place to stay -day 1 we had a boat excursion to the Blue and green caves, swimming in the Adriatic Sea and meeting wonderfulpeople on the boat. To top off our trip we had a great wine tour and a special dinner atop the lavender fields of Hvar. Our next stop was Dubrovnik-Violetta suggested a Hotel and would suggest this hotel to anyone staying in Dubrovnik- spectacular! Right on the Adriatic Sea you can just jump right in. The staff were wonderful.  

I can’t say enough wonderful things about our trip the hotels, the tours, the guides, the fabulous food, and the friendly people of Croatia! Thanks to our travel agency and Violetta for the memorable vacation.  

 

Czech Republic & Austria Vacation Review: Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Food Tours, 12-Day Trip

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Mary B.
Oct 25, 2022
We had an absolutely wonderful time visiting Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg. Violeta listened to what our priorities were, and made suggestions that met those needs. We had door to door service for all transfers from plane/train to/from hotel. It was so easy! We went for private tours for the most part, and the guides were very knowledgeable and professional. We learned so much, and enjoyed the food tours we tried immensely. We had just enough planned vs. free time, so we still had time to explore on our own. You really can customize exactly what you would wish to do, down to hotels and activities. I wouldn't hesitate to go on another trip; we had such a good experience!

Luxury Portugal Travel Review: City Walking Tours, Cork Farm Visit, Food & Wine, 10-Night Trip

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Robert C.
Jan 02, 2023

Nuno and the team had done such a great job planning a customized 11-day Portugal itinerary that saved us so much time and afforded us experiences that we couldn’t have done it ourselves. Nuno was especially helpful and checked in with us to see how everything was going even during the duration of the trip. This extra attention had also allowed us to make scheduling changes or and even dine at fantastic restaurants.

Portugal has many wonderful things to offer to tourists and Nuno’s proposal was very detailed from day 1 when we received his contact referral. He is a great listener and communicates well with our interests and budgets in mind. We love the walking tours in various cities, the wine cellar tour, and the cork farm tour. All the private guides are local to each town and were all so experienced, personable and genuine. We loved hearing their stories!

This was an unforgettable trip that makes us definitely want to return to Portugal. This travel company and Nuno are the best resource!

Italy Trip Review: Tuscan Countryside, Private Wine Tasting, Cooking Classes, Sunset Food Tour, 2-Week Travel

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Jill M.
Oct 19, 2022
Our 12-day trip to Italy was amazing, in no small part to our wonderful travel designer, Luana with our travel company. From a private wine tasting to cooking classes to a sunset food tour, every experience was fun and memorable. Every guide was wonderful. And it all went like clockwork. We had no problems navigating any of our itinerary and driving in the Tuscan countryside was an absolute highlight. Thank you Luana for crafting the trip of a lifetime! 

Greece Review: Mykonos Island Tour, Sailing, Food Tours, Acropolis, Santorini Cooking & Wine Tour, Culture & Archeology

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Jennifer J.
Jun 01, 2022
The travel agent from the travel company was wonderful to work with from the very beginning. He really listened to what we wanted out of our trip and curated a perfect itinerary to match. We had a great mix of history and culture, and a great mix of structured activities and free time to do what we wanted. All of our hotels were of good quality, unique, and included breakfast. The tour guides were fabulous, and some of the best we have had! He curated a nice mix of mainland Greece and Island time and we left each stop happy with what we got to do. Some of the highlights were the private tours of the Acropolis, the food tour in Athens, the island tour with a private guide in Mykonos, the sailing tour to Delos while in Mykonos, the cooking and wine tour in Santorini, and the archeologic and food tour in Crete. Drivers to all activities and from all ferries/airports made the trip much less stressful. Our agent was responsive throughout the whole process and checked in often during our trip to make sure everything was going well and answered any questions we had. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend the travel company and Zicasso to anyone interested in traveling to Greece. We would use them again in a heartbeat!

Luxury Spain Vacation Review: Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Seville, Mallorca, Food & Wine Tours, 2-Week Trip

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SEAN O.
Jul 07, 2022
Outstanding!!!!! We couldn't have been happier with both the planning process to make sure we customized our trip to my families needs as well as the trip itself. Every hotel, every tour guide, and even transfers/drivers exceeded my expectations.  I often feel lost in a new city but Manlio planned introductory walking/food tours in each city that let us truly enjoy every part of the trip vs. us trying to work things out on our own.   

Italy Travel Review: Siena, Rome, Venice, Florence, Private Wine Tour, Cathedral

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Mario M.
Sep 21, 2022
I worked with Monica from this travel company and she was fantastic. We originally booked this trip for 2020. I literally put a down payment down for the trip in early February 2020 and by March everything was canceled. Our travel agency provided us with a voucher for the amount I had deposited and allowed it to extend all the way to December of 2023. That was such a relief. The company is very attentive to the needs of their clients and worked very closely with us to define an itinerary that matched what we wanted to do and see in Italy. They took care of every aspect of our trip while in Italy, from hotels, tours, tour guides, private drivers for pickup and drop off at airports, train stations and hotels. (You have to get the flights yourself).  And they don't forget about you once you've paid for the booking. Monica kept us apprised of any issues or changes. For example the day we were to leave Venice for Florence by train, there was a train strike. Monica texted me to let me know not to worry that our train was one of the few that would run on time that day. They worked with us on the exact type of accommodations in each city and they were perfect in their level of comfort/style and location in the city. The private tours that we opted for were fantastic. The group tours were good as well.. but they are group tours like any other in a large city. We had a private Wine Tour in Tuscany and Monica booked us lunch and wine tasting at this awesome little winery in the Tuscan country side, where the food was good the wine great and the atmosphere and scenery relaxing. Our experience with the travel company overall and Monica especially, was fantastic and I will use them again if/when we return to Italy.
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