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Address: 00135 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 815 0010
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Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours provides private, custom-designed...

Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours provides private, custom-designed tours throughout Italy: *Unparalleled, personalized customer service from start to finish*Art & history tours*Food & wine tours, tasting tours, market tours*Cooking Classes with home and professional chefs all over Italy (featured in the NY Times) *Food Workshops*Art classes such as mosaic, fresco, drawing or painting lessons, artisan tours*Walking Tours*Chauffeured tours and transfers *Experiences with art experts, archeologists and historians to sommeliers and chefs. *Hotel, restaurant, and train reservations We specialize in the best hidden gems of Italy~

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Fabulous cooking experience

From the moment you are collected to the moment you are dropped off to your destination the experience is fabulous. Hands on learning to make pasta as well as preparing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
58Louise2016
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment you are collected to the moment you are dropped off to your destination the experience is fabulous. Hands on learning to make pasta as well as preparing ingredients for the ravioli, tomato sugo and tiramisu. Loved every minute - took my own notes and asked lots of questions. Chef was very happy to answer my pesky questions... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We learned so much about Roman history and food from our tour guides. Could not have seen so much without these guides.

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks, Yolanda! Your enthusiasm was infectious and we're all so happy you had a great time...looking forward to your return visit! :-) Elisabeth More 

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Elisabeth was great in finding us a bespoke solution at short notice as we had five kids in our group ages 6-10 and the idea of a four hour tour for many hundred euro seemed a waste. We did a 2-hour walk of Rome. There was a mix-up at the beginning with Rich at Capitoline Hill and us waiting at... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Diana. And your suggestions for July visits - all aspects we take into account, especially with kids. Last minutes are always a challenge for any small agency - our guides are busy, busy, busy! - and we try to adapt to group requirements as best we can; we had quite a busy exchange of emails... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Elizabeth and her team did a wonderful job. From the moment we deplaned to the day we left Italy, every item was taken care of in a professional and courteous fashion. We had experienced and knowledgeable guides, who made sure we saw the best of Italy. I highly recommend Elizabeth and the Italy Hotline Tours for your Italian adventure.

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your support; it was great fun working up such an articulated itinerary from Rome to Amalfi to Venice to the Dolomites to Florence & Tuscany! The stuff memories are made of... All the best from Rome! Elisabeth More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

With really only 1 day to see Rome this was the perfect tour - I only wish we had booked the entire day! Daniela was wonderful! She picked us up from our hotel, which was very close to the Colosseum, and right away welcomed us to Rome and started telling us things about the area. The tour covered the Roman... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a wonderful visit! And we'll pass on your 'complimenti' to Daniela. We pride ourselves on kid-glove treatment - hotel pickups are de rigueur! - and we have now extended that particular tour to four hours by popular demand. Looking forward to your next visit! saluti calorosi da Roma, Elisabeth & Antonio More 

New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Timely, sophisticated, professional and fun. Absolutely everything from the drivers to the guides were perfect. Picked up at the airport, the hotel, the train station, even the gondolas. The guides were incredibly knowledgable, easy to communicate with and made the trip so informative, interesting and fun. The organization and the intelligence of all were outstanding. Made out trip to Rome/Venice/Florence/Pisa... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful support, M & F! We love what we do and love it when we know our guests have felt special. We hope to welcome you back soon! Elisabeth & Antonio More 

Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We had an excellent tour with Italy Hotline in May 2016. It was a really special experience to have such a personal tour and our guide Georgia was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and also a real delight to spend time with. Not the cheapest tour experience available, but worth every penny!

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McLean, VA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My husband and I did a private tour of Ancient Rome with one of Elisabeth's guides last week. It was a phenomenal and breathtaking four hours, where we learned – and lived – a thousand years of Roman history on site. Our guide, Ilaria, was not only profoundly knowledgable and perfectly tuned in to our interests but also deeply passionate... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

We at IHLCGT are deeply grateful for this thoughtful review at a time when European travel is at its most fragile in recent years. We aim to follow our guests closely during their time in Italy and are heartened when they feel our care, enthusiasm, and preparation. A special thanks to you for your particular recognition of Ilaria's passion and... More 

Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We planned our first trip to Italy with Elisabeth's help. We gave her an idea about where we would like to go, what kind of travelers we are, and what our budget was. She listened carefully and provided suggestions for the most wonderful tours and places to stay. We went to Venice, Florence, and Rome. We took day trips to... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Antonio and I are very pleased everything went smoothly on this very articulated and extensive tour! And, in this delicate time for tourism in Europe, we're especially pleased that you both felt safe and followed during your itinerary. We look forward to opening more doors to the many other beautiful areas of Italy on your next visit! Warmly, Elisabeth More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were extraordinarily happy with everything Elisabeth undertook on our behalf. She is one of the two owners at Italy Hotline. It's clear that she knows everything there is to know about Rome and Italy. More importantly, she was willing to invest the extra effort to get things just right including sensitivity to price and understanding just the kind of... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for this recognition; we aim to please in every way. And, of course, we are always happy when we have guests who are engaged in planning with us and knowledgeable about their interests and preferences! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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