Jonathan, we just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on our tour. Everything was amazing and so well planned. Tiziana was such a pleasure to get to know and spend time with and such a fabulous tour guide. Everyone involved really made this a trip of a lifetime and we are still smiling. Thank you for all the work that went into making the tour special.  Please keep us in mind in the event you continue Amber Roads or do something else. It has to feel great having given so many people memories that last a lifetime. Thanks again,

My wife and I have been long time travelers with Amber Road Tours, in fact, we just recently completed our Amalfi Coast to Apulia tour with Tiziana this past May/June, 2023. We understand that Jonathan and Sonya are going to retire after many years of extending their travel services to many people who have traveled home with smiles on their faces and a sense of satisfaction that their experience with Amber Road Tours was wonderful. It is with sadness that this is happening and you will be missed, but your retirement is well deserved. We are hoping that the Amber Road banner will continue to flourish under new ownership, along with those Amber Road tour guides that have contributed so much to your success. We would love to envision our children and grandchildren experiencing the fun and excitement of travel with Amber Road Tours. Thank you for everything. Have a wonderful life in retirement.

My husband and I traveled with Amber Road Tours this fall. We loved our experience. Tiziana [Manganiello] is a wonderful tour director, informed and knowledgeable, very capable, friendly, and so much fun. We loved her. I had a health problem during the tour and had to stay behind. Tiziana arranged extra time time in our hotel and special transportation for us to our next venue. Tiziana was wonderful.

The tour itinerary was just great. We visited the most fascinating and varied places, places I felt might not have all been easily accessible to the individual traveler. I truly felt immersed in the history and culture of southern Italy.
The local guides were also excellent throughout. We were housed in beautiful and interesting hotels, often historic buildings beautifully updated. The food was delicious. The small group size made for much more comfortable travel. And we had a very nice group of fellow travelers, some of whom had traveled many times with Amber Road Tours. Had we found this Tour company earlier we would have the same. I loved every minute of this vacation.

This was our second Amber Roads tour and it was even more than we expected. Our guide, Tiziana, was outstanding and her research and warm approach helped us all become a very close group who will remain friends. The hotels were of a high standard and we really enjoy the three night stopovers. The itinerary was outstanding with many Wow moments and enjoyable meals and experiences. The tour visits three world heritage sites and a side of Italy that is very different to the north. We can’t wait for our next Amber Roads tour.

This was our fourth Amber Road tour, and it did not disappoint! The most fortunate aspect was Tiziana, our guide who accompanied us all ten days of the tour, from the Naples train station on the first day, until the day of departure from Ostuni. She is an outstanding, knowledgeable guide, but best of all, a warm, caring woman who was delightful to be with. Admittedly, we were a good group of congenial, seasoned travelers who were always on time for the transports, excursions and meals. Accommodations in the four towns were always superior, the staff of each one was unflaggingly helpful. We especially liked the 3-night stays.  Ravello was a brilliant choice as a place to stay while on the Amalfi coast, which permitted us to avoid the hustle and bustle of being situated in Positano or Amalfi. The views of the Bay of Naples from the terrace and gardens are exquisite. Stays in Matera, Lecce and Ostuni were good choices also, as each served as a base for visits to numerous archaeological sites. The expert local guides at Herculaneum, Paestum, Matera (the Sassi), in particular, made those visits vivid and memorable. We also particularly enjoyed the museum/Wine Tasting in Manduria, and the EVOO tasting. There was a well-balanced mix of group time and ‘free time’. We enjoyed meeting and getting to know the various interesting couples in our small group. We highly recommend this tour for those, like us, who haven’t ever visited Basilicata and Puglia. These regions were not overrun with tourists, the people are friendly and gracious, the foods and wines are delicious and modestly priced. Thank you, Tiziana and Amber Road for a delightful experience!

Titziana was an amazing tour leader. Gracious. Patient. Funny. Anticipating any eventuality. When Len and I signed up for this tour which we had taken 15 years ago we wondered if we would have the same experience, but we were pleasantly surprised at all the changes. Three day stays many nights. Somewhat different itinerary and the changes that had occurred particularly in Sassi and Matera. Virtual tour meccas it seems. The restaurants for our meals together were outstanding and the local guides were knowledgeable as always. While we were able to keep up, this tour did require a lot of “gentle” climbing and a great deal of walking each day. I loved the challenge, but agree that your warning that the tour is of high intensity is very warranted. It is so wonderful that Amber Road is back again. The charm of your tour itineraries, the excellence of your guides and the small group size enhance the travel experience immensely. Thank you. Thank you.

This was our first experience with Amber Road Tours and it was top-notch. We loved touring the smaller towns and saw so many wondrous sights. All accommodations were clean and comfortable and some were ultra-luxurious, like the cave hotel in Matera. The local guides were knowledgeable and showed us sights we would not have found on our own. Breakfast was always included and quite delicious, especially the spectacular Italian coffee drinks. The lunches and dinners that were part of the tour were in unique, delicious, often Michelin-rated restaurants. I have dietary restrictions, and every chef made sure that my diet was accommodated. Our guide, Tiziana, was charming, funny, informative, organized, and very tuned in to ensuring we all were enjoying ourselves. She often shared delightful stories and customs about Italian life as we drove from place to place. We had some rain in the beginning of the tour, and Tiziana worked very hard to rearrange events so we could enjoy ourselves despite the rain. The tour was already an A, but Tiziana made it an A++++. We hope to encounter her again on an Amber Road Tour, which we definitely plan to take!

This was my first time traveling to Europe. A friend recommended Amber Road Tours and I am so glad I took her advice. From initial booking until my arrival home every step was seamless. Tiziana was our tour guide and she was fantastic. She worked tirelessly to make sure our tour was successful. The hotels were fabulous. The Aquatico hotel in Matera was unbelievable. The locations and events scheduled highlighted each region, city, territory giving the best observation / experience of these places. Tiziana also managed to fit in Positano even though our boat trip was cancelled due to bad weather. I think Amber Roads Tours provides a unique and comprehensive experience in Southern Italy. Would highly recommend them and plan to use them again for the Umbria/ Tuscany tour.

Our friends assumed that our tour of the Amalfi Coast and Apulia was exhausting from seeing our Facebook posts, but Amber Roads Tours are so well organized that the pace almost seems leisurely.  Our tour director, Tiziana kept her “chickens” safe and happy and expanded on the considerable knowledge of the local guides, including the charming last minute substitute guide in Lecce.  The location and quality of the hotels was consistently excellent, especially the unique Sassi hotel in Matera.  The variety of destinations, accommodations, cultural and culinary experiences is the reason we look forward to touring with Amber Roads again in the future.

This was a wonderful tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sites we were shown were varied, the amount of free time just right, the length of stay in each hotel good, the organization excellent, hotels good, the group size just right. Federica is simply a fantastic tour manager – knowledgeable. a great organizer and it was a pleasure to be with her. I will be happily looking forward to travelling with Amber again

Enjoyed my 4th tour with Amber Roads and Laura our tour guide! This places we traveled to were great, food delicious and hotels wonderful!

Very much enjoyed our first tour with Amber Road Tours. The itinerary was interesting and very informative, although it seemed physically challenging at times for some of the tour participants. Our tour director, Federica, was exceptional in every respect. Can’t say enough positive things about her and her relationships with everyone on this tour. All in all, a great experience.

A fascinating trip in a less travelled region of Italy, full of historical and artistic significance, not to mention delicious food and gorgeous vistas. Laura, our charming, knowledgeable tour guide, guided us comfortably throughout and dealt with whatever problems came up. This was our fifth Amber Road tour and all have been wonderful experiences.

We recently returned from the Amalfi Coast to Apulia tour. We were so fortunate to have Laura as our tour guide. She helped make our trip a memorable one. Laura was kind, courteous, professional, very helpful, and never ceased to amaze us with her wealth of knowledge about so many subjects. At each destination she would have a list of restaurants she would recommend for our free evenings and would make reservations for us. We saw areas we would have never seen on our own and it was great having Laura guide us along the way.
Thank you Laura and Amber Road.

We decided on a trip to Italy for our 25th anniversary. We could not have been happier with our choice!! This was our first group tour. We chose Amber Road because of the smaller groups and the authentic itinerary. We wanted to spend more time getting to know a smaller region of the country and the Amalfi to Apulia tour hit the mark. We especially loved Ravello, the Amalfi coast and Matera but all the locations were special and unique. The hotels and food were amazing! We loved the local tour guides – they brought the history and culture of the places we visited to life – along with a laugh or two! We met some great people and being newbies to the travel tour experience, we really enjoyed hearing about everyone’s world travels. We also enjoyed the balance between structured and unstructured time.

Last but not least, our tour manager Laura was fantastic!! Her knowledge, passion, love of people and genuine concern for everyone’s experience made us feel special. We would do another tour just to have her again. Thank you Laura and Amber Road for a special 25th anniversary!

Amber Road has scored top marks again. The tour was full of variety – so many wonderful little towns full of history, amazing stories and picturesque winding streets. Anna was the perfect guide – charming, caring, efficient and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed being with her. Local guides were good too – particularly Emanuella. Top spot was probably Ravello, but towns in Puglia (e.g. Alberobello, Matera, Ostuni and Trani) ran it close.

Anna “piano piano” Sagaria was a Tour Manager “fantastica”. She quickly empathised with the group and ensured that we all enjoyed a memorable Tour. I would not hesitate to award the “sassi” Anna – Five Stars! Hotel location and quality were to usual Amber Road high standards. All our local guides were excellent.  The Tour Itinerary provided the customary Amber Road high quality mix of relaxing experiences, cultural stimulations and wonderful Italian food. The Tour offered a collection of superb differing experiences at every visit – with personal highlights being Ravello, Matera, Lecce and Trani.

We greatly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide Anna Sagaria was excellent. She was very considerate and efficient in dealing with our dietary needs and mobility problems. We particularly enjoyed our four night stay on the Amalfi Coast – the hotel was excellent, as were the other hotels elsewhere.

We are back home after a truly wonderful trip to Italy. Our tour guide, Anna, was spectacular….fun, knowledgeable, efficient and delightful. She made all of our activities seamless and memorable. The local guides were very interesting and the sites were generally well-selected. We hadn’t travelled with such a small group before (9), but thoroughly enjoyed our bonding experience with our fellow travelers from Australia and the USA.

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our 50th Wedding Anniversary trip than with Anna and the other 7 travelers touring the beautiful Amalfi area and the rest of southern Italy. She was so caring and attentive to our every need. It is obvious that Anna loves what she does and brings her country to life for the rest of us. The scenery, the lovely hotels and the food were wonderful. We hope to travel again with Amber Road.

We had a wonderful time touring the Amalfi Coast and Puglia. The hotels were of a high standard and the sites visited were very interesting, with excellent local guides. Our tour leader, Anna, was particularly good, with excellent organisational skills and a great personality.

This was our first tour with Amber and it was fantastic. First and foremost our tour guide, Federica was superb. She was extremely knowledgeable and most of all friendly and fun. We would go an another trip with her in a heartbeat. The specialty tour guides that were also chosen for each individual site were also fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Secondly the destinations of this Amalfi trip (Apulia region) were also fantastic, not your typical Amalfi trip and not destinations that I would have thought of on my own. Very educational and inspiring. Ravello was beautiful and a good place to unwind with a 4 day stay. Loved loved Ravello. All in all it was a great trip!

This was a wonderful tour. I appreciated the sites selected, many off the beaten track. Our tour guide, Tiziana, was exceptional. Not only did she keep us on track, in a sensitive way, but she was a great teacher. I’ve studied Italian, and she was great about practicing with me. She also shared information about Italian culture in general, and specific to areas we were visiting. She was warm, fun and generous in spirit. The pacing of the tour was great, with built in free time not often found in other tours. We were able to do our own thing, rest, and, of course, do a bit of shopping. My husband appreciated that there were no commercial stops. The local guides were generally excellent. The hotels were well placed, and of high quality. Bari was not a planned stop, but put together by Amber at the last minute because of issues in Trani. I actually enjoyed visiting the old town quite a bit, so kudos to Amber for putting it together. We also enjoyed the other travelers in our group, as well as the small size of the gruppo.

The trip was lovely and I so appreciated all the extra miles the company and our guide, Tiziana, went to in order to accommodate my crazy schedule. Our hotels were wonderful and the food very good for the most part. We enjoyed the company of our fellow travelers and met some very interesting folks. Tiziana is a dear and everyone adored her. If the rest of your guides are as good natured and knowledgeable, you are lucky. Thanks again for all the time you spent getting me transfers when I needed them.

Our tour was well structured and seamlessly put together. There was a good balance between planned activities and independent exploration time. Tiziana, our tour guide, was a knowledgeable gem. It would have been very difficult to independently put together a trip covering the different areas of the country successfully covered by the trip.