We want to convey our thanks for a very fine experience that met or exceeded our expectations. Having not traveled with your group before, we were not certain that all would be as promised. It was–and we are grateful. We especially want to commend our tour director, Laura. She was attentive, helpful, and most importantly, perceptive to all our needs. She went beyond the expected to assess our wants as well as to seek out our reaction to experiences. Her willingness to help us find a guide to employ during our extended stay in Venice was most appreciated. In short, she deserves our gratitude as well as your support as her employer for a job well done.
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This was my second trip with Amber and it certainly did not disappoint. I had been to Verona in the past for a day or so but my time spent in Verona was eye opening. I fell in love with the city. Wonderful hotel and location. I must say I have fallen in love with so many of the cities we visited. Riva del Garda was fantastic as I would have liked to stay there for a few days. Asolo what a gorgeous town and love the feeling of being part of its daily life. Again a wonderful hotel and delicious food.
What I enjoy about Amber Road trips is that it is not a run of the mill trip. You have a great sense of what true travelers are looking for in visiting foreign cities. I love off the beaten path places to visit. It is so wonderful not to have to read a guide book as you can count on the local guides with their knowledge and excitement. I also like the fact that you have free time to come and go as you please. I look forward to my next trip with Amber.
Just a quick note to tell Amber Road staff how much Richard and I enjoyed our Veneto… trip led by Laura Serafin. Laura was very personable and the group was very congenial. The food and accommodations were excellent.We certainly saw and enjoyed a new part of the world to us. We particularly enjoyed the size of the towns so that we could explore on our own. Laura had good suggestions for meals and also provided suggestions for our extra days in Venice.
We’ve just come back from our 4th Amber Road Tour – YES, OUR FOURTH – and it was as good as ever !!! – a wonderful, knowledgeable and very well organized guide in Laura, and a very careful and considerate driver in Claudio in whom one had the greatest confidence… Great hotels as always – and interesting, well-spoken local guides in the different towns (of whom Laura was one in her beautiful Asolo !) It was a pleasure meeting Jonathan and Sonya for the third time – and it is this that makes Amber Road Tours so very special…!!
Looking forward to our fifth Amber Road Tour. Thanks for a marvellous holiday.
Thank you for another great tour! I enjoyed everything about it – the places we visited and I loved the hotels in which we stayed. This tour, within the distance of a few miles, really emphasized the great cultural differences between the two toured regions. It was amazing. I really enjoy the free time we have and the chance to wander through the towns in which we stay. The more I get to wander in some of these smaller towns in Italy, the more I want to wander. We just get a small taste of what it must be like to live in these places during these wanderings and it is probably what I best remember of these trips. Laura is a great tour manager. She was very enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and exactly what you hope for in a tour leader. Keep it up.
Thank you for a truly memorable Veneto Tour. The hotels were first class, the meals were delicious and the sights magnificent! Laura was a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable tour guide and an excellent tour manager. What a pleasure it was for us not to worry about where to stay, what to see, where to eat and navigating. This was our second Amber Road Tour and it will definitely not be our last!
I must compliment you and your team for organizing and providing a tour of exceptionally high quality. The itinerary was superior and took us to many interesting locations. The balance between organized tour activities and ‘free time’ was perfect. The quality of the hotels was excellent as were the meals included in the program. The staff at the hotels were very helpful, especially those at the Albergo Al Sole in Asolo. Our tour guide, Laura Serafin was well organized, knowledgeable, informative and charming. She is an asset to your organization. We look forward to taking another Amber Road Tour and will certainly recommend your tours to our friends and colleagues.
Thanks again for a wonderful tour. We really enjoyed Northern Italy, especially our tour group and Laura, our delightful guide. Thanks too for toasting our anniversary celebration. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 50th!
Cora and I really loved our latest tour with Amber Road. The itinerary was varied, informative and interesting. The accommodation was excellent as were the provided meals. We’d put Laura up with Mariaelena and Luca as tour managers and there is no higher praise than that! The guides were all knowledgeable and friendly. The provision of maps was a very welcome inclusion to the information provided. Finally, we had a very compatible group of fellow travelers. All in all a great experience! Thank you for providing us with three wonderful experiences over the past three years.
I have been busy telling my family and friends what a wonderful tour I had in May with Amber Road Tours. It truly was a privilege to travel on the Veneto trip. Laura was so caring from the first moment I checked in at the Due Torri. Her knowledge, attention to detail and people skills are a real asset to Amber Road. The itinerary was expertly chosen. I knew I would enjoy the accommodations and meals but I never anticipated that they would be as wonderful as they were. Each of our guides was superb and contributed enormously to my overall appreciation of this lovely area of Italy. And my traveling companions were an extra special treat from the first meeting. The “frosting on the cake” was visiting with both of you. My thanks for a truly remarkable experience.
It was lovely to meet you both on our arrival at Villa Franceschi and to have you accompany us to Venice after our wonderful tour of the Veneto/Alto Adige area with our charming guide, Laura. You must be very proud of your company, Amber Road Tours, which certainly elicits rave reviews from those who have been on your tours over the years, and those, who like several in our group, had already been on your tours to other regions of Italy.
As this was our first tour (but not the last, I hope!), we can only add to others comments by saying how much Doug and I both enjoyed ourselves. Laura was a delightful young woman, who obviously loves the area in which she lives; she was knowledgeable and informative and gave us insights into an area of which we knew little. The local guides, Michelangelo, Daniel, Wilma and Caterina were also excellent and our driver, Claudio, was both friendly and courteous and a careful driver.
The hotels in Verona, Asolo and Mira were wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for more lovely places to stay. The dinners at each hotel were excellent and the luncheon on Torcello was a delight, as was the visit to and luncheon at the winery in Valdobbiadene. Our thanks to Laura especially for her quiet competency in managing our tour so well. We have recommended this particular tour to friends who may not have been to the Veneto/Alto Adige area and who want to find hidden treasures with an excellent small group tour company.
I enjoyed every moment of the tour and didn’t want it to end. My heart and my thoughts are still on the tour. You couldn’t want for anything else. Laura was wonderful—-kind, caring informative, giving and there, at any given moment. She is a true gem! Food and accommodations were superb and I now consider myself “spoiled.” Thank you for arranging such a beautiful tour. It’s like family! Hope you enjoy your well-deserved vacation. Thanks for pulling me out of the boat. Without your help, I’m sure I’d have landed in the Grand Canal. Thanks again for making this a memorable event in my life. I look forward to my next tour with you.
The Veneto Alto Adige tour was our third tour with Amber Road and exposed us to an aspect of Italy that was completely different from Tuscany and Amalfi. We loved seeing the majestic mountains of the north and the exposure to the Austrian cultural influence. As always, the accommodations and food were top notch and Amber Road attended to our every need. It was a completely relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Next stop: Sicily!
We have had time to reflect on our Veneto/Alto Adige trip and want to say how much we enjoyed the tour. We found Laura to be most efficient and competent in her role as tour director and quite a delightful person herself. She managed to keep the diverse group happily travelling whilst being in charge the whole time. Congratulations to all on a very fine tour.
I just want to thank Jonathan, Sonya and Laura and our driver Claudio for a wonderful 12-day experience on the Veneto Alto Adige tour. It was, by far, the best vacation that I’ve been on in a long time. Everything was first-class — from the accommodations, to the food, to the wonderful guided tours. It was an educational experience as well as a recreational one. Laura, our tour manager, did a great job of getting us to and from destination to destination, all along the way informing us of the history of the region we were traveling through. The city tour guides, who led us on walks around the various cities we visited, were knowledgeable and provided great insight into the towns and the people who live there. It was a great experience. I’m looking forward to taking another Amber Road Tours package in 2013.