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“small group private tour with inexpensive pricing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Share a Shore Excursion in Italy

Share a Shore Excursion in Italy
Florence, Italy
+39 338 4180978
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Owner description: Share a Shore Excursion in Italy will provide you with professional service in our private vehicles with professional English speaking drivers in Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Our booking process is self explanatory and easy to use; find an excursion that you like, either join an existing group that has been booked, or start your own group. You will be assisted by our professional staff from the moment you contact us until the end of your tour.We look forward to providing you with a first class service, and a fun and memorable tour at affordable prices
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“small group private tour with inexpensive pricing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The concept of share a shore excursion is really unique and provides lots of freedom and benefits to travelers with a reasonable budget but want to get the highlight of the city in one day with a small group of travellers. We initiated our group and soon got our specified minimum number of ppl. filled up. After we disembarked from our cruise ship, the drive was already waiting for us at the pier with a sign that has the group's name on it. We didn't expect the van they use is Mercedez Benz minivan with air-conditioning during the entire trip. Our tour is definitely a pleasant experience. Our driver/tour guide is very knowledgeable and the service is second to none. He got all the fast line tickets to the academia museum ready and let us avoid the line-up. We also visited the leaning tower in Pisa in the morning, with good lighting for photographs and avoided the crowds in the afternoon (Many cruiseship tour will visit Pisa in the afternoon). In the lunch time, we asked our guide to recommend an Italian restaurant for us. The pasta they served is delicious. After a day tour, our guide took us to a Gelato shop to taste the genuine Gelato. I have to say it's the best one I ever had in my life. The Gelato store is inexpensive compared to those stores in tourist area. At the end of our trip, one member of our group received a phone call from the company and was asked to evaluate the driver. Of course he deserves the best rating!!! We really loved the entire experience. At first we were worried that whether the driver can get us back to our cruiseship on time. The answer is they definitely arrive at the pier earlier than those cruise excursions' big tour buses. Since our minivan is so much smaller than those big buses, it can get around Florence with ease in those narrow allies where big tour buses are not allowed, therefore it saved us a lot of time. Travellers from cruise tour always had to walk longer. Its price turn out to be almost 2/3 of what the cruise tour charges. I will highly recommend people try this company. Sorry I forget our guide's name, but our tour happened on Sept 11, 2012 and our group's name is "The Best of Florence & Pisa". Our guide definitely deserves a good bonus^^

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Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
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“Love it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We enjoyed this tour as well! The driver was very knowledgeable as well and a great guide. There was so much to see & we got to see the highlights of Florence. Pisa was great, we were there first thing in the morning before the crowds. Also very nice to have a small group & get through the sites faster. Had a few hours to shop in Florence which was great. Definitely recommend seeing the David - having the reservations definitely got us in faster. Thank you again for providing a great service at a low cost!

Visited September 2012
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“Pisa and Florence, Very good tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The advantage of this company is that they're a little "safer" to use when putting together groups for private excursions. People sign up for the group directly on their website, and if someone backs out at the last minute, you're not left holding the bag for their share of the costs. However, we did find this company a little pricier than others. Our tour was very well done. The van was the most comfortable of any company we used, and our driver Alex was excellent. We saw Pisa, at his suggestion took a quick drive through the Tuscany area, went to a charming and delicious little restaurant he arranged, saw the David at the Accademia with pre-booked skip-the-line tickets, and wandered Florence. We were very pleased with the day!

Visited September 2012
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Brampton, Canada
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“Amalfi Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This was our second time with this company,as we used them last year in Tuscany and enjoyed it very much.
Once again,they did not let us down.
The car was spacious and comfortable.Our driver listened to what we wanted,and saw to it that we were happy with the itinerary we requested.
His driving skills on the beautiful but winding,narrow Amalfi coast roads were truly appreciated.Thank You Maurizio for a wonderful day!

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Ewing, New Jersey
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“Family Visit to Rome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Hello,
I wanted to write to you about our experience with your shore excursion to Rome.
Although our guide, Jean Marco, was very nice, we found the tour to be less than we expected. We talked with other cruise ship passengers at the end of our day in Rome and found that we were the only group not able to see St Peter's Bascilica....Since the Vatican was closed on Sunday, I was extremely disappointed that we didn't get to see this, as was the rest of my family.
We all agreed he should have taken us there FIRST as the other tour groups did...before the lines got too long....
We did see St Paul's Church and Trevi Fountain and climbed the spanish steps....we also saw the All Saints Church. He did give a good history of the churches and was knowledgeable of Rome. We also felt like we spent too much time with the passes to the Colleseum which could have been spent waiting in line for St Peters.
I can only say positive things about him regarding his knowledge and how pleasant he was. We liked him. We also liked where we were taken for lunch. But to travel from the USA for only one day in Rome and not to see St Peter's......so disappointing. My family back here is shocked....
I do think he is a good guide...but he should have asked us to prioritize (the trip felt a little disorganized) as to what we wanted to see. If he didn't think we would have time for everything and we would have skipped the "view of Rome" from the mt top.
Overall we were pleased, but certainly let down by not seeing St Peter's Church.
Thank you for your help in making our first trip abroad memorable.
Regards,
Marni

Visited August 2012
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