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“Amazing two days with Sebastian”

Sicily with Sebastian
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“Amazing two days with Sebastian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Traveling in Germany for business, I decided on a last minute solo trip to Taormina for a long weekend. My hotel (El Jebel) recommended Sebastian to me for excursions from Taormina for two days, the first to Siracusa including archeological sites and second to Etna including a fantastic lunch at a local vineyard. I can say without a doubt that Sebastian was one of the best tour guides I have ever had, feeling less like a tour guide and more like a friend by the end. He speaks close to fluent English so language was no problem, and his down to earth nature was very much appreciated. He explained the surroundings very well and his passion for and knowledge of Sicily was clear. He likes to bring customers to the best local sites away from the mass tourist buses overcrowded with 50 people following a flag. He drives an upscale and well maintained vehicle. Highly recommended guide to beautiful sicilia.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“5 STARS ARE NOT ENOUGH”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Having been to Sicily a number of times, I cannot imagine NOT having Sebastian as a guide. He is by far, the warmest, funniest, most professional and knowledgable person anyone could use as a tour guide. He loves his island and it shows. He approaches his excursions not only as a tour guide, but more as a friend showing his special places for the first time. His sense of humor will leave you smiling and remembering the time you spent in this wonderful place. I have recommended him to many friends, family, and fellow travelers, and have received notes of thanks for their experiences with him. If you plan to travel to Sicily , call Seby, you will be happy you did!

Visited April 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
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“Awesome time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a great time with Sebastian! He is a Sicily native, and really knows his stuff. He showed up to pick us up on time and was very professional. We took the Godfather tour and saw some of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. Well worth the money!

Visited March 2014
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Must visit Sicily with Sabastian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of having Sabastian with us in Taomina, Sicily in Feb 2014. My husband & I loved travelling & we always favoured private tour guide services. Having travelled frequently the past 20 yrs, we immediately recognised that he is more than a professional, knowledgeable & helpful tour guide. He's sincerely passionate about what he does & he's comical & exudes lots of natural charm. He makes you laugh all the time & you would feel like you are with a local dear friend who simply wants to personally show you the best of Sicily. We were together for 2 full days visiting Taomina, Savoca, Castelmola & Cefalu. He even drove us to Palermo where we continued our vacation from there with another guide. Immediately, our gut feel told us we will miss him... which indeed... we did. There's no comparison!
Sabastain shared info on the Sicilian lifestyle, cuisine, customs, traditions, etc... Everything is done with generous attention into details, care for your special needs & always a "Yes, Sure, Of course, No problem, No rush" attitude.
Two thumbs up! Well done Sabbi! For our next trip to Sicily - you are the one we want! Bacetti

Visited February 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Fun trip with sebastian in sicily ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Sebastian is knowledgeable, nice and a very funny gentleman!

Sebastian brought us around for a few days around sicily and we had so much fun! He was such a gentleman throughout the journey and made sure everything went well and that we were comfortable. Even though he was our guide, he helped us in many different situations that was above and beyond! He showed us the interesting culture and cuisine of italy and also helped with a lot of shopping logistics. He really made this a great trip and was one of the best guides that I've had!

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