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“No More CruiseShip Excursions for Us” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shore Excursions in Italy

Shore Excursions in Italy
Via della Balduina, 224, 00136 Rome, Italy
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Owner description: We are a Limousine Company operating in Italy since 1998. We do guided Tours from all the Italian Ports, provided by multilingual drivers driving Mercedes A/C Vehicles.
Hamilton, Canada
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“No More CruiseShip Excursions for Us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Rather than tell you what you already know about Rome/ Naples/ Pompeii/ Florence, let me tell you a better way to see it. Typically, we would reserve tours directly from the cruise ship...NEVER again! We've just finished a 12 day European cruise and on several days we booked our adventures FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME with SHORE EXCURSIONS GROUP. This tour group is amazing. The tour guides spoke excellent English, were knowledgeable, & personable, the drivers skilled. Our average group size was 12-14 people and we rode in a small, comfortable Mercedes van. The guide was always waiting for us as we got off the ship, either with our names on a sign or the name Shore Excursions. With a group so small we all got to know each other & our guide during the day. We were able to go easily into the city & small back roads, where large buses had difficulty. If we saw something we liked not on the tour (i.e. local winery), we stopped. Washroom breaks were so short with only 12 passengers... unlike a full busload of 80 or more. We were always close to the guide for hearing or chatting, but also had radios for quiet areas like churches. We saved hours of time because of the small number. Prices were always cheaper than the cruise ship rates. (i.e. Rome was $199. rather than $250.) and they often have combo rates of 2 or more city stops. For several tours, admission to sites was included & our small number 'skipped the line' on numerous occasions... loved this. They have never missed getting people back to the ship on time. After getting home, I searched their site again and discovered that their offices are worldwide. Planning, delivery, price, simplicity, will keep us coming back.

Visited October 2013
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Boston, MA
2 reviews
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“Three Tours - Loved them All!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We left for our cruise having booked two tours with "Shore Excursions in Italy" ahead of time. We enjoyed them so much, that we booked a third.

In all, we toured Pisa/Florence (with Ricky), Rome (with Luka (spelling?)) and Pompeii (with Carlo). All three drivers were professional yet fun and extremely helpful in helping us plan a day that best fit our needs. The vans were clean and well-kept and a booster was provided for our youngest child. Not knowing much Italian, we appreciated that all the drivers were proficient in English. We had a fantastic time. Our family would tour with them again in a heartbeat!

Our trip was in July of 2013 with a family of five. Kids were age 18, 16 and 6.

Visited July 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Thank You Carlo!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We want to thank all of you for a wonderful experience . Carlo did a wonderful job very informative ,on time ,acomadating and profesional. He made our trip very enjoyable.I would definetly use Shore Excursions in Italy. I will also like to thank Monica for all your help in the booking process.thank you again! The Rainone Family and Chavez Family
San Jose California and Mexico . Oct 2013

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Great Company For A Private Tour Of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We used Shore Excursions in Italy for all 3 ports our cruise ship stopped at (La Spezia, Civitavecchia, and Naples). The email communication with Monica during the planning process was excellent. She is extremely professional and prompt in her responses and provided me with all of the information I needed to be prepared. There were 6 adults in our group. Iliana was our driver/guide at our first port and took us on an exciting tour of Pisa and Florence. She is a lovely lady with excellent English and and a deep knowledge of Italian history and art. By the end of the day we felt like she was part of our family. Thanks Iliana for a great day. Our driver/guide at both of our next two ports was Federico. What an outstanding man! He made our two days of touring so much fun, informative and memorable. He really wanted us to have a good time and treated us like near friends. All six of us in our party agreed that using Shore Excursions in Italy was the smartest decision that we made. I highly recommend them.

Visited September 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Simply...The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I just can't say enough about how wonderful our tour was. We had Carlo, Ricki, and Federico for drivers and they really made our trip. We used them for two out of nine days, one tour in Livorno, taking us to the Cinque Terre, and the other in Naples to Sorrento and Positano (even when we had to switch days because of a problem docking at the port in Naples) Considering there were nineteen of us that says a lot about the quality of service they provided. We had the best Gelato in Sorrento (which they recommended) and a fantastic lunch in Positano overlooking the town (which they arranged) From start to finish it couldn't have been any better.

During the drive to and from the places we wanted to see they were very informative about where we were going and the history of the places we visited. Even when we wanted to adjust the itinerary they were more than happy to accommodate us and make the changes in the schedule. They really made our trip memorable.

The old saying, "hindsight is 20/20" is truer than ever. Now that we're home our memories of what they provided us is a highlight of our trip with absolutely no regrets! (well only one. We should have planned more tours with them) All tour companies should aspire to be like them!

Aloha from Hawaii!!!
The Craig Family

PS Being from Hawaii we see tourists taken advantage of all the time. What they provided us was an fantastic experience we won't soon forget.

Visited September 2013
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