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“A great day with a super guide!”

Share a Shore Excursion in Italy
Ranked #116 of 372 Tours in Florence
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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
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Our second stop on our 12 night cruise took us to Florence and Pisa. We hired a share a shore excursion guide and as the eight of us got off the ship, Micheal, our guide, was waiting for us. He was very personable, polite and wanted to please. His mother was from Brooklyn and he was raised as having english as a second language and he spoke it fluently.
Our tour hit all the must see spots, gave us a decent amount of time at each and Michael also gave us the historical facts of each stop. This tour company pretty much allows you to custom design your tour so just as long as all eight people agree, you are off and running to wherever you want to go. They also have several suggested itineries for each port. We used the pretty standard one for this port. We saw the leaning tower of Pisa. Yes, it is still leaning! You would have thought they would have been able to fix that thing by now. ;-) As we headed to Florence we were taken through some of the Tuscany countryside too. When we approached Florence we stopped at a spot that gave you a panoramic view of the city for some photos. Then we headed into the city. Michael had pre-arranged tickets to the Statue of David at the galleria dell'academia, we stopped at the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio bridge for some photos and shopping. Micheal also suggested some places for a quick lunch and where he thought were the better places for leather goods shopping.
All in all, it was a very nice day and he was a very nice guide. The van is comfortable and is able to navigate the narrow side streets where a tour bus could not. This saved us time and allowed us to see more things. I would strongly suggest you use this company. They truely care about the people they are servicing and want to do a great job for you! Prices for the tours are set based on a per person rate so you want to get a full van to make it more cost affordable.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had a really nice experience with this company and our driver was very nice. She talked about the economics and various other topics about the area and all of Italy. She drove us in to Florence and left us in a very easy area to walk around on our own. She got us in to the Accedemia very quickly and brought us up to Piazza San Michelangelo. We were also able to take time to climb the Tower of Pisa! Note that you make your own arrangements for the beginning of the day or the end of the day ahead of time on line at official Pisa site. Be sure to let Share a Shore Excursion in Italy know that you have those tickets since not all of their clients opt to do this.

All of my dealings with Share A Shore Excursion-Italy were pleasant and as prompt as I would have hoped. They exceeded my expectations! Do not hesitate to use this company in all of Italy.!!!

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I conceived that captaining a group of 24 of my friends cruising the Mediterranean would be complex but Share a Shore Excursions were both proficient and suave in demeanor forging an illustrious experience. With about a month of planning (emails) with Ashley and Oana, we were able to iron out three days of tours; Pompeii & Paestum, The Best of Rome with skip the line Tickets and Florence & Pisa. All days went well, with just one hitch, but the polished indulgence of the people behind the name resolved the issue. Thanks to John, in Naples, we got things anchored and were on our way!
But, I think what really solidified the package and supplemented to the sensation of all the tours, were the Guides. Their passion and love of Italy, in turn etched in our minds and hearts those emotions that spawned an enchantment for Italy! Therefore, thanks to Daniela, Samantha and I think it’s the older gentleman in Pompeii (Frank) for offering us a pinch of Italy yet leaving us filled with lasting memories!

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We were met at Sorrento Port by our guide Stephanie. She was wonderful. Stephanie was a great driver and gave us an informative insight to the Amalfi coast. We first went to Pompeii, which was fascinating. A different guide took us around the archeological sites. After that we drove down the Amalfi coast and had lunch at a restaurant overlooking Positano. Later we spent time wandering the streets of this gorgeous town.Stephanie had us back at the ship in time to depart and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Can highly recommend this tour.

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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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