Wow. All I can say is WOW. If you're thinking of going to Cuba, GO. If you need a travel planner, use this company. It will be among the most memorable and excellent trips of your life. My daughter and I just returned from 9 days in Cuba. It was truly a life-changing experience. We genuinely got a deep immersion into the culture, the people, the country and the amazing things it has to offer. The agenda put together by this travel team was spectacular. We visited a tobacco farm and learned how to roll cigars and how to smoke them, we had a session with the young dancers at a Dance school, had Cuban cooking lessons, visited an organic farm, a mosaic city, hiked into the rain forest, visited museums and learned so much. I am truly only scratching the surface. The food was AMAZING - far better than I expected. Prepare to skip or share meals because there is so much delicious food. The accommodations were excellent - in family homes but with private baths, breakfast and comfortable surroundings. But the best part of the trip was the excellent partnership planning by the travel planner (and her extremely knowledgeable son). I don't think I ever emailed my planner where she didn't respond within 10 minutes and was ALWAYS flexible in accommodating our needs. Here advice was priceless and I felt so safe with her plans and style. And...I can't say enough about our guide and our driver. They were with us the entire trip, always with a smile, a helpful hand, super flexible and just plain good fun. It made all the difference. Cuba is not an easy trip. The distances are far and the infrastructure is difficult. But don't let that stop you. You can have the best of both worlds through this travel team. Immerse in Cuba but at a comfort level you're used to in the U.S. Be prepared for long distances in a '53 Chevy or the like. There is no other way to see the country. DON'T limit yourself to Havana. We loved Trinidad and Vinales so much. Be flexible...the restroom situation is not like the U.S. but with a little flexibility you can manage that. We didn't drink tap water but bottled water was very accessible and reasonable. The food is unbelievable. Bring good walking shoes, layers for unexpected weather and a flexible attitude. Listen before you "tell". You'll hear the Cuban perspective which is why you're there!! AMAZING!!!Show More
This was our first trip using Zicasso and the experience could not have turned out better. First, the agents that they recommended were attentive and experienced in their efforts to determine what we wanted out of our trip and to make it happen to meet our expectations. The most difficult part of the planning process was having to make a choice of which agent to choose. They were both excellent in their planning and their proposals.We chose a travel designer at this travel agency to be our agent and we really needed his expertise to make this trip happen without a problem. It was planned for the spring of 2020, but of course the Covid 19 pandemic changed everything. Our agent was there with us throughout the complete experience. We finally were able to complete our two-week tour of Spain this September into October. It was as stress-free as traveling could possibly be. He was in constant contact with us to make sure our transportation, guides, hotel, and dining experiences happened without any problems. Would I use the travel agency as my agent again? Absolutely, our travel designer is a consummate professional who has earned my complete trust.Would I use Zicasso again? Absolutely, they not only recommend two agents, but they also assign a contact person at Zicasso to offer help and guidance in the selection process. Once your choice has been made they continue to be in contact with you to make sure that you have an additional resource during your planning process.I have again used Zicasso to plan a graduation trip to Italy for my granddaughter in 2022. I cannot offer a greater recommendation for a company than to be a repeat customer.Jerry G.Show More
I had a very pleasant experience on my trip. Everyone we came in contact with was kind, knowledgeable, and committed to ensure we had a great time. The response times were quick in getting back to inquires made.Show More
I would highly recommend my travel planner (who originally comes from Croatia) to anyone who plan to visit Croatia. She is responsive, detail-oriented, thorough, and considerate. We thank her for the wonderful memories in Croatia because of the impressive package she has put together for us. We had to postpone our trip for one year due to Covid-19. Our travel planner always followed up throughout the months and she patiently spent an hour on the phone with me to go over the vouchers and details a week prior to our departure. She helped us make great choices with the hotels based on our preference, gave us information on restaurant recommendations and everything we needed to know, and provided us with a contact in Croatia (just in case we needed anything). We were also extremely grateful for the hospitality we experienced from all the hotels, tour guides, staff, etc. who had taken great care of us during our stay. Croatia is such a beautiful country with fabulous landscape and lovely people.Show More
Absolutely excellent experience with this travel team from the first contact! The travel designer asked questions about our likes and dislikes, goals in our vacation, and budget. The initial proposal required only a very few changes and the designer was receptive to those changes. Our trip to England and Ireland included excellent hotels, restaurants (and recommendations where appropriate), safe and dependable private tour guides, and transportation arrangements. Had only one glitch with the rental car reservation and our travel designer was promptly working on it when we returned.Show More
Choose my travel specialist! This would be the best advice I could give anyone willing to travel to this wonderful European country. I cannot begin to express how amazing Filomena and Jorge were on this trip! My wife and I just completed our postponed honeymoon, due to covid-19, and the trip was certainly worth the wait. From the very beginning, Filomena was on top of EVERYTHING! She worked with me through multiple revisions of the trip and came up with a perfect itinerary for us as we did not know much about what to see in Portugal to start. She re-arranged our trip once we gave our flight details so that we would not be too exhausted on either day (arriving or departing), was able to upgrade us to 5-star hotels for no additional cost, even pre-loaded a GPS for us with all of our scheduled destinations along with others to break up our drive. All of which were organized in sequential order for each day! It was just another personal touch that we didn't expect but made the trip that much easier! Her and Jorge met us at the airport and took care of everything we needed to get us our rental car and made sure we had everything squared away before we started our journey. Our trip itinerary was updated every day with finalized times and locations for our tours. We were looking for a no-stress vacation so we could just simply relax and this is exactly what we got. It is not an exaggeration when I say this was the most well-planned vacation we could ever imagine.Show More
Our trip was truly an amazing experience. Hassan worked with us through countless drafts to put together an itinerary that was both fast-paced and full of movement/exploring but also had some down movements too. We visited 6 cities in two weeks and everywhere we went had something great to offer. All of our riads were top tier and peaceful spots to be each night after a day of sight seeing. Our main driver/tour guide was the best and very informative. He always gave us great food recommendations for lunch or dinner and also great advice for navigating the cities during our free time. We also had amazing local guides in each city. This was our first experience booking a trip through an agency and we were not disappointed. There was something very comforting about knowing that all of our plans were taken care of especially in a place we had zero knowledge of.Show More
Alexandra and her team planned a great honeymoon for me and my wife to Italy (September 2021). It was our first time in Italy and navigating the international COVID requirements was easier because Alexandra answered all of our questions. I am a person who needs to know every aspect of my itinerary; Alexandra always answered my calls even when we were in Italy. In 15 days, we were able to see Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Sorrento and Amalfi and experience 12 tours/activities. The itinerary was well balanced to having an activity in the morning and relaxing free time in the evening. We are truly happy with our honeymoon.Show More
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South Africa Luxury Honeymoon Review: Sabi Sand, Table Top Mountain, Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Nature Reserve, 11-Day Tour
We had an amazing and very memorable honeymoon! It is honestly hard to put into words just how fantastic the whole experience was. We have been telling all our friends and family that it truly was a once-in-a-lifetime type experience. My husband and I can not say enough great things about Natalie. She made planning our honeymoon such a pleasure and we credit her with the amazing time we had. All of her suggestions, tips, and planning made this experience great for us. She stayed on top of everything, was quick to respond to our questions, and follow up was greatly appreciated. We had a couple of schedule changes due to flight changes and weather and she took care of everything, we have nothing to worry about because she was on top of it all.
When we started planning our honeymoon, we looked at several travel companies but they all seemed to have basic itineraries; however, Zicasso and our travel agent, Natalie, got to know us and our interests and created a specialized itinerary that was perfect for us!
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Honeymoon Trip to Greece Review: Athens, Milos, Santorini, Parthenon, Acropolis, Wine Tour, Boat Cruise, 10-Day Tour
My husband and I got very lucky and were married right before COVID hit. However, we weren't able to go on our honeymoon. We waited almost two years before we could enjoy some newlyweds time and since we couldn't go anywhere, we decided to splurge and use our savings for Greece. My husband and I don't travel often, which makes it very hard for us to look for where, when, and how, so we decided we should find an expert who can help us have a memorable trip.
We found Zicasso by searching on google and after reading some great reviews for this company we decided to contact them and really it was hands down the best decision. They set us up with an expert who can create an itinerary for us in our budget and preferences. We were matched with Thodoris. He was basically on top of everything from the beginning. He checked with us where in Greece we would like to go and also suggested a few things too which we appreciated. We trusted him from the beginning as he seemed very genuine and experienced. We finalized our trip and visited Athens, Milos, and of course Santorini.
My husband and I work a lot, and that's why we did not have the time to book each little thing for this trip. However, doing it through this company made it super easy for us. Our flights, hotels, transportation, tours, and tour guides all were included in our package and that was so much appreciated as it is not always easy to find a ride in Greece. We even got to meet with our travel advisor the day we got there and we were welcomed with a gift bag, coffee, and lunch.
Thodoris made sure we got the best views as we specifically asked for that for our trip and was always on top of everything. Very communicative even though we are 10 hours behind Greece's time zone. Such a great trip advisor and human being. Would totally recommend Zicasso and will use them for our future travels. And if you get Thodoris, I promise you your trip will become even better. Thank you, Thodoris, our special tour guides, and other members of the Zicasso Team.
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My (now) wife and I initially considered trying to map out our honeymoon trip across Greece on our own, but ultimately decided to give Zicasso and the travel agency a chance – and this was the best decision we ever made!
We submitted some initial information on the website, not knowing really much of anything other than that we wanted a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and promptly were set up with two experienced travel agencies from Greece. Within days, both of the agencies contacted us –the system is set up this way so that you can talk to both and choose which one you like the best. We went with a cordial gentleman of this travel agency who was good at speaking English and very open to meeting our specific requests. He’s a very experienced travel expert in Greece and has been coming up with travel plans for decades. Based on the initial information we submitted, he drew up an initial general outline itinerary for us. He then gave us a call, and we spent time making adjustments so that it could fit our wants. Our travel specialist is very flexible – and you never have to feel like you’re locked in. We went back and forth several times, changing our minds every so often, adjusting things here and there (activities, accommodations, you name it) before we came to a finalized itinerary that we were happy about.
It seems like the departments in Zicasso are interconnected, so we were also set up with people who were able to set us up with the appropriate flights at the timeframes of our request. We asked him questions related to tipping culture and the use of cash vs. credit card in Greece, and he answered all of those questions for us. He also informed us about necessary documents needed before traveling to Greece and also had us fill out various forms and submit them beforehand so that we wouldn’t have to be scrambling before our activities in Greece.
The biggest thing, however, is when you land in Greece. That’s when the travel agencies really shine, and that’s when everything becomes worth it. At every landing point there was a driver waiting for us, ready to connect us to the next location, and who was knowledgeable about the area. Representatives met us at every location (we went to various islands, and there appeared to be different local expert travel specialists per island – but overseeing everything was our travel specialist), filling us in on important information such as suggestions on what to do and where to go and at what time – and they told us about the local area, in case we wanted to do things on our own. We are just regular people, but everything was set up so that we felt like royalty. Everything was truly catered to make our trip as seamless as possible. After all of the busy wedding planning, it was so nice to just go and relax and have everything taken care of. It’s still surreal thinking about it.
When we arrived at our first hotel, we received a folder that had all of the information for our trip and the various tickets we would need for our time in Greece. Our travel specialist checked in on us throughout our time in Greece and was always available to answer any questions. When a yacht activity got canceled due to poor weather, he somehow immediately knew about it and within hours had it rescheduled for a different day that was available in our itinerary (which he already knew). He set us up with the required COVID testing before we returned to our home country, giving us options to go offsite or (because it was available at our location) have the doctor actually come to our hotel (though more costly, we opted to have the doctor meet us at the hotel and it’s worth it to avoid the stress/wait times). I don’t know how he did it, but he also somehow got us upgraded accommodations, better than what we had originally requested, making our stays even more awesome.
We had a wonderful time. It was more than just a honeymoon vacation – it was also a very cool learning experience where we learned so much about the country’s history from the various tour guides.
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South Africa Travel Review: Luxury African Safari Honeymoon, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Knysna
South Africa has been at the top of my bucket list since I can remember. So it only seemed fitting to plan a honeymoon destination to South Africa. I thoroughly did my research before picking a travel agency to make sure we went with the best in the business. To say everything from start to finish was exceptional with the travel company is an understatement! From the beginning of the process, our travel designer ensured every detail of the trip was planned to the utmost satisfaction. She jumped through every hoop and made sure it was the trip of our dreams and planned every little detail to do so. She stayed communicative through the whole process, even when we had questions during our trip. Our South Africa honeymoon was by far THE BEST TRIP we have ever been on.
We cannot thank the travel team enough! We have honeymoon memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. If you’re looking for an Africa Travel Agency, look no further - this travel company is the best! We will be back and with this company again!
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