My family and I had an amazing time on our Italian vacation in June/July 2018. Our group of 11 ranging in ages from 11 to 78 couldn't have been happier. Our 14 day vacation included stops in Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Venice. We traveled by all modes of transportation including plane, van, bus, train and boat. Drivers were always pleasant and tended to all of our needs. We had private guides that were fun and knowledgeable at all stops. The hotels we stayed in were amazing and the staff from top to bottom at the hotels made our stays special. Any reservations my family had about attempting a land trip (with our many, many suitcases) covering so many stops and so many miles vanished as we saw how flawlessly the trip was handled at every turn. When we did run into one issue, we had 24 hour access to our travel planner at the travel company. He stepped in and helped immediately and we were back on track! They planned (with our input) treasure hunts, private boating trip off the island of Capri including a swim through one of the Grottos, a cooking class, private tours of the antiquities and the Vatican, private tours of the glass-blowing in Murano and a tour in Burano, with additional private tours in Sorrento and Florence. As you read this you must be thinking that there was never any down time to do our own thing?? No, we had lots of time to just wander and do "whatever" as well as a perfectly placed entire day to relax and lounge by the pool and order foods and drinks after a self-guided hike through the hills of Sorrento (yes, I might have gotten our group lost)! Could not recommend them enough!!!
Our travel planners were fantastic!
Hands down my favorite day was our day on the private boat with captain and crew off the coast of Sorrento and visiting the Grottos. Family fun for everyone which certainly doesn't come easy with the age ranges our 11 family members had from 11 to 78!
Also so enjoyable was seeing all family members interacting and having fun with each other. The goal of the trip was to unplug and experience the sites, sounds, tastes of a new place and to unplug together. Mission accomplished thanks to our travel planners and all of our guides!!!!!!
While our guides were fantastic, I would be more up front with each of them from the beginning of the guided tour about our expectations and wishes and what it was we wanted to get out of each stop. We had a couple of teens that are extremely passionate about flying drones, doing still photography and videography. They wanted more time at each location for videoing and photographing and did not necessarily want to always "keep up" with the tour guide. Certainly nothing that the tour guides could be faulted for. We did convey these wishes as the tours progressed and everyone was happy!
I wish we had more time in Murano and Burano. We only slated a half-day for both of those stops combined and we needed more time! A good problem to have!
Each review is written by a verified traveler who was matched by Zicasso to the reviewed agency. Traveler must have purchased and traveled.
Zicasso matches you with the world’s best travel specialists.
Get Your Trip Planned
"We had an amazing time and [our travel agency] made sure we were taken care of"
"[Our agent] took the stress out of the trip by ensuring that we had private driver...and had most of the days planned so we...
Copyright © 2022 Zicasso, Inc. All Rights Reserved. CST 2124858-50.
Headquarters: 650 Castro St., Suite 120-447,
Mountain View, CA 94041, USA