What a beautiful tour of Italy’s hill towns. Patrick and I enjoyed every step (literally). Mario and Tiziano made our trip seamless, anticipating every one’s needs and helping out when needed. Hope we get to do this again. Also, thank you for being available to answer questions non-tour related.

We loved our Tuscan/Umbrian tour with Amber Road; it was as advertised and then some! The places we visited and the tours we had were wonderful, the attention to detail throughout was much appreciated and both our excellent tour director, Mariaelena, and our super driver Tiziano made every day an adventure! Mariaelena’s ability to “paint a word picture” of the countryside as we drove though it was exceptional; her kindness to all within the group was special; and her pride in her country and province was evident in the best possible way…she is a true gem!
We would pick Amber Roads again for sure and have already recommended it to friends; thanks for making our holiday so very special!

We wanted to let you know how wonderful the tour was for us. The planning was exceptional, the lodging nearly perfect and your choices for dining were just wonderful. We believe we got a very accurate sense of what Italy is truly all about. Thanks so much for your efforts on our behalf.

…been home for about a week now, although my mind still lingers in Italy:) A BIG thank you to Luca, tour guide extraordinaire, for his warmth, humour, knowledge, expertise and professional tour facilitation services! You make Amber Road Tours shine and we are grateful for all that you did to make the tour amazing!! While I can’t say enough about the spectacular scenery & the delicious cuisine, it is indeed the people that make a trip memorable. Thanks again to all of you for sharing in The Big Italian Adventure!

We were part of a large tour in Scotland before the Amber Road tour, and we were again part of a large tour – of Sicily – after Amber Road. We unhesitatingly vote the AR tour the best. We think AR has a winning format with the small numbers in the group. It enables everyone to get to know each other that much better and that undoubtedly adds zest to the tour. The other factor that enhanced our AR tour was the Tour Director Mario Isaia. Always affable and personable, he readily put himself out to go that little further to make everyone relaxed and happy. Our affection for Mario was we know shared by everyone on the tour. The lack of optional extras was a plus plus for AR so far as Angela and I are concerned. In short, Amber Road has a great formula.

The two tours we did with you were amazing, there was not a day that we did not enjoy ourselves thanks to Mario, Luca & the local guides. Both tours were very different from the other which was what we were looking for. It is hard to choose the thing we enjoyed the most. We were fortunate to be able to watch a sculptor working on a marble angel at Carrara, the drive along the Amalfi coast was spectacular and to be practically the only people at the Greek temples at Paestum was magic. Our accommodation and meals were first class and all those steps certainly allowed for plenty of food & wine!! Must compliment Mario & Luca on their help and smooth running of each tour, they are each a unique personality. We will certainly be travelling with you again, hope to do your new tour to the North combined with another in 2013. Our thanks again to all who made our holiday an experience to remember.

Hi Jonathan and Sonya! Don and I enjoyed meeting you! As you know, we had 2 wonderful tours with Amber Road and wish you had them all over the world!! Thank you for all you do to insure that people have a fantastic time when they are in Italy!

My trip to Tuscany with Amber Road in Sept was a wonderful experience. Mariaelena was a great guide, well informed about the region, happy, fun and went out of her way to accommodate the needs of the people in the group. The accommodations were 5 star as well as all the planned meals. Never eliminate Civita or San Mommè from your tour. I guess I like very small villages. It was nice that you and Sonya took the time to have dinner with us.

Thank you, Amber Road Tours and especially Mario, for our wonderful nine days under the Tuscan sun. It was a memorable experience, thoroughly enjoyed by us. We hope to join you again for another magical holiday.

I am writing to thank you for a wonderful tour. There are so many highlights but the visit to Carrara remains a stand-out for me. It was my first trip to Italy and whilst I had some ideas about what it would be like, the experience totally overwhelmed them. Our tour manager, Mario, is an absolute gem who quickly made us feel as though we were old friends. He went out of his way to assist tour members, including my sister and myself. The accommodation and meals provided were exceptional and the weather played its part except for one wet day. The tour provided a variety of activities and places and, as I’d hoped, took us to places we would not have discovered on our own. Well done everyone. A big thank you to Ubaldo for his magnificent driving and cool temperament under great Italian traffic difficulties!

I really enjoyed the Tuscany Liguria tour. Mario and Ubaldo did everything possible to make the trip enjoyable. The Hotel Ilaria in Lucca and the Hotel Davanzati (which you recommended for Florence after the tour) were both excellent. The itinerary was well paced and I was very pleased with the experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Amber Road Tours to other travelers or to go on another vacation with you.

What a fantastic time we had on our recent Tuscany and Umbria tour which surpassed even our high expectations. The itinerary was incredible with such a variety of things to see and do. From the beautiful countryside and hill towns, to the gorgeous medieval buildings and churches, to the plentiful and delicious wine and food, everything was almost perfect. However, that being said, the most special aspect of our tour was getting to spend almost 2 weeks with our incredible tour leader Mariaelena, who is one of the kindest, loving and most enthusiastic people we have ever met. She shared her love for her beautiful country, including her home town, with our entire group, and we will never forget her. We are both looking forward to hopefully doing another tour with you in the future. Thank you again.

The September Tuscan Tour was memorable: the tour itself, lodgings, local tour guides, food & wine and especially Tiziano our intrepid bus driver and Mariaelena. Our guardian angel was warm, a great giggler, inclusive, competent and so proud of her family, her village, her valley and her country. She was always on the job, even at 3:30 AM. She is truly worth her weight in euro, dollars or lira (if it comes to that again). This was our second tour with ART and we were not disappointed.

Thank you, Jonathan and Luca for my recent informative and pleasurable tour of Amalfi/Puglia. I thoroughly enjoyed the group experience and thought the numbers were just right. I appreciated not having to spend hours on the bus and not having to get up too early in the morning. Luca was an entertaining and knowledgeable tour manager and nothing was too much trouble for him. If I had to choose my favourite hotels (they were all good) I liked the ones at Ravello and Matera. I would certainly recommend Amber Road Tours and look forward to booking another one. The only downside to the trip was the long flight home to Australia.

What a wonderful tour we had with Amber Road. The tour manager, the local guides and drivers were all awesome and the food was great. We hope to do Sicily sometime in the future.

What a wonderful time we had in Italy – the tour was fantastic, the medieval villages enchanting, the meals and accommodations were very good for us. Maria Elena was wonderful, helpful … just a sweetheart that we are happy we got to know over our two-week stay in Tuscany! I have been praising your organization and the tour and Maria Elena’s merits and the local guides stories … I’ve given two referrals up to now and it’s only my first day back to work… I’m sure there will be more to come! Thanks again for offering such a complete package for small groups (that was another plus!) Until we meet again… maybe in Sicily or in 2013 when you come up with a tour that will include a mix of France and Italy! A dopo!

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Apart from the sites and locations visited, we found traveling in such a small group to be excellent. It certainly beats a full coach load of 44 any day. Walking and traveling through the beautiful countryside and small villages, we felt we were closer to experiencing the ‘real’ Italy than we had on previous trips. The standard of hotels was excellent and the quality of meals both at hotels and the selected restaurants very satisfying. As tour director, Mario was superb. His general knowledge of the regions visited was first rate and nothing was too much trouble; just ask and he would arrange/fix/find/get/respond/etc. We found him to be very helpful and dependable; a great asset and ambassador for Amber Road Tours. We certainly would be interested in doing small group tours through other selected regions of Italy and would appreciate any advice you could provide with respect to your intentions in this matter. Thank you for a wonderful travel experience.

This was our first trip to Italy and our Tuscany tour exceeded our expectations. All accommodations and meals were wonderful. Anna Sagaria, tour leader, was gracious, informative and knowledgeable about the history and customs of Tuscany. Carmelo was an excellent driver and our fellow tour members were very compatible and lots of fun. We found Tuscany fascinating – beautifully scenic and historic. We enjoyed all the towns and events on the tour itinerary but two most memorable to us were the Etruscan necropolis and the abbey of St Antimo (beautiful setting, very peaceful). Tour is highly recommended.

Nigel and I very much enjoyed our recent tour with Mario at the helm. Mario was very informative and also very funny and entertaining. The variety of the tour was great, the accommodations excellent and the dinners and lunches lovely. Keep up the great work.

Our recent tour was one of the best I have taken. Everything was fantastic, from the guide, Mario, to the places we went – Carrara, Lucca, and Colonnata lunch. Dinners were superb. Mario was great – jokes, stories, and service were great. He never rested and was always there for us if we needed anything. Thank you for everything.

I want to let you know that the Tuscan Tour that my husband and I took this past July was up there as one of the best vacations we have ever taken. We had a wonderful time. I can’t wait to take another tour with you – thank you so much for making this trip such an enjoyable one.

Just want to let you know that we had the time of our lives on the Tuscany tour in May/June. Loved the selection of towns we visited, the wine tastings were exceptional, and Mariaelena made everything the BEST. Go girl! Still talking about the great places we stayed. We are singing the praises of Amber Roads.

My time on the Amber Road trip was fantastic – the people were super, Carmelo is a fantastic driver with a really bubbly personality and permanent smile on his face… and Mariaelena an unbelievable gem… her warmth, knowledge of Italy, giggle and personality are an absolute asset to your business… I will definitely be joining you for more trips in the future.

Everything about the trip was so special – towns, accommodations (comfort and location), meals, guides, group size, comfy little bus, and our glorious weather!  I could easily sign up for the same trip in a heartbeat. I look forward to traveling with Amber Road again in the future!

Just a note of thanks about our delightful [back to back] tours with you in Italy.
We enjoyed both of them so much and it was a real pleasure to see you in Spoleto. Our room in San Gimignano had the best view I think I have ever had in any hotel. The rooms in Ravello,Trani, Matera and Gallipoli were all excellent. The restaurant meals you provided in Amalfi/Puglia were all gut-bustingly wonderful. We continue to tell all of our friends to get on your tours. Luca was, of course, as much of a delight on the second tour as he was on the first. And in Anna, who was helping him, I believe you have discovered a treasure.
Our best wishes for your new tour in the Veneto, which we hope to take. Of the scores of trips we have taken world-wide the three we have taken with Amber Road have been unmatched.