We have just had another marvellous trip and experience with Amber Roads! Aldo is wonderful, knowledgeable, helpful and genuinely caring; our group of twelve was a lot of fun and definitely most interesting; the local guides were very good and the countryside we covered was certainly as advertised! Unfortunately even Amber Roads and Aldo together could “fix” our weather…but, still, we all made the best of it!

We shall continue to sing the praises of your organization ( including your lovely staff in Charleston ) and we will return for another trip ourselves…for certain! Until then, thanks from us both for an exceptional holiday!

All more than I could have asked for. Everything outstanding. Companions travel, hotels, food and what can I say about Aldo? He was every place you needed him, always aware of where his group was. I am sure you don’t have a better tour manager…. He needs a raise !! For being such a special person

This was our second Amber Roads Tour and just like the first was AMAZING! Anna is a real treasure from start to finish-she is so much more than a tour guide. She was our “mom” as she gently, lovingly, and amusingly kept us informed and on track throughout the entire trip. We laughed a lot and ate a lot and weren’t disappointed one moment. Kudos to our last driver, Antonio, who quickly and expertly led us off the highway when we had a flat tire which he proceeded to change and get us back on the road in half an hour. As with our first tour the hotels are beautiful and unique and are only out done by the gorgeous locations. Loved Matera, Ravello, Pompeii and all the other unique locations we visited. Our only regret is that it will take us longer than 12 days to lose the weight we have gained eating the freshest, tastiest food and drinking the best wine in the world-but it was worth it. Hope to do more tours with you in the future.

Our first trip to Italy! Awesome tour! Anna [tour manager] was outstanding!!!

This was my first tour with Amber Road and I was really impressed with everything. The tour was so well planned and executed. Our tour manager, Anna, was outstanding and so much fun. She is on top of everything. We were a group of 12 and from the beginning she knew our names and personalities. She was always there whenever there was a need or a request. She laughed and we laughed. Our group got along so well and had so much fun together. There were more meals than we expected and more food than we could eat. And what wonderful food it was. There were local guides as well as Anna and they were always there and waiting for us. My favorite places were Ravello and Matera and the Hotel Villa Maria and Hotel Locanda San Martino were my favorite hotels. I’ve been to Italy multiple times, but I hope to go on another Amber Road tour again and highly recommend it.

Ohmyohmy – How to describe how much fun my third tour with Amber Road proved to be! Our guide Aldo was a hoot – And took care of everything for us! Hard to come back to reality. The tour guides and sights were great, but what made this trip especially fantastic was the FABULOUS TWELVE. Our group just clicked – and as one participant said on our last night: “Thank you all for not being jerks!” I would never tour with any other company. Thanks everyone!

A great way to see part of Italy we had never visited & read little about. Our guide, Luca, was incredibly cheerful & optimistic during rain or shine. He insured that everyone knew when to assemble & leave whether we were in that day\\\’s tour or not. He also knew a lot about the history & locations we visited. The places we found especially interesting were Paestum, Ravello in the hills, the mysterious Castel del Monte, lovely Trani, the white city Ostuni, & of course Alberobello with the Trulli. We loved the hotel in Ravello for its charm & setting. The hotel in Materna was an interesting chance to sleep in a cave! The meals Amber Roads provided were all good, especially the last 2 in Ostuni.

We have toured extensively around Italy; this was our first visit to ‘The Heel’ and first Amber Road tour. From our meeting in Naples to our farewell in Ostuni, our super-guide, Anna, led her ‘ragazzi’ with unfailing friendliness, humour and efficiency. Accommodations were all of high standard, the included meals/wine were top-class, and local tour guides informative and enthusiastic. There is so much to see and experience in this relatively un-touristy region of Italy (Amalfi Coast excepted!). This tour ensured that in a fairly tight time frame, we saw and learned a great deal. We have the memories and photographs to prove it! Thanks to Anna, our travelling companions and Amber Road Tours for a most enjoyable fortnight.

This was my first trip with Amber Road Tours and I hope not my last. Our tour guide, Anna, who was with us every step of the way, was accommodating, approachable, knowledgeable, and helpful in oh so many ways. She became one of the family. Hotels chosen for the tour were all very well located, always in the historic district of the towns we visited. Although, sometimes a little difficult to get to, the hotels were all comfortable, modern, well staffed and unique in different ways. And the included breakfast buffets were always varied, abundant, and tasty. Not all meals were included in the tour, but invariably any lunches or dinners that were included were surprisingly good and delicious. The Restaurant choices were excellent. The local guides were also very good, but none could compare with Giampaolo who was extraordinary and really immersed himself in his presentations. Also, transportation between cities was very comfortable as it was a small tour group and most of the time we had the use of a large over sized tour bus, very comfortable. Some participants in the group thought that there was too much free time on the tour, but that was the exact reason why I chose it. It was great to be able to explore on our own and also to try some of the wonderful restaurants in all the areas. The perfect combination of planned excursions and free time. I would highly recommend Amber Road!

We did not know what to expect, but we were pleased from the very start. Easy meeting place, Anna was early, and she made everyone immediately feel like they had known her forever. Great organizer of a very diversified group, and able to move all of them along, and also quell any friction. Anna was great on letting us know a head of time what was going to happen, being very inclusive, and integrating individuals, (including the attention getters, such as my husband). Each local guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about their area, and great interaction with Anna and the group. We travelled some very unique areas, and each hotel was well staffed with very helpful employees and fantastic lodging and breakfast buffets that went on forever. We were immersed into the local people and surroundings. Anna was very approachable, well spoken, knowledgeable on so many things, gave us an introductory walk of each new place, and was available for extra venues. We would highly recommend Amber Road,starting with Lisa and Jonathan, to areas visited, local guides, lead guide-Anna, bus drivers, hotels, all meals, venues we visited, punctuality, but flexible. Thank you very much for affordable an unforgettable trip of a life time, and the top of our bucket list.

This was my first trip with Amber Road Tours and I was not disappointed. The program put together for the Amalfi Coast to Apulia Tour was excellent and the hotels selected were comfortable and a good reflection of the regions through which we travelled. Our guide, Aldo, was exceptional with a perfect mix of professionalism and fun which was key to making our holiday so enjoyable and run so smoothly. And, Mille Grazie, Aldo! for taking care of my dietary requirements which at times were a bit of a challenge but, needless to say, you always made sure I had something delicious to eat! I would be very happy to travel with Amber Road Tours again.

We had a great time on the Amalfi/Apulia Tour. Our tour guide, Aldo was very informative, timely, and interactive with our entire group. He was a delight to share this experience with. I would highly recommend Aldo! The places we visited were all very interesting. It was a great experience.

This is the first time we have travelled with Amber Road Tours but it won’t be the last. Our guide Aldo made us feel relaxed and welcome from day one. Our fellow travellers helped us enjoy every day. The sights, sounds, foods and customs of Southern Italy have enriched our lives and we are most grateful for the opportunity the tour gave us. Bella, bella!

We took Amber Road’s tour from Amalfi to Apulia and it was wonderful. Hotels were great and varied; loved the two nights in a cave. The food and wine were delicious. Loved our group. Everyone was so friendly and fun. Our guide, Aldo, was the best we’ve ever had on a tour. He was very knowledgeable and has a terrific sense of humor. Who else could have taught us “silent Italian” the way he did? Would definitely travel with Amber Roads again.

This was our second tour with Amber Roads and did not disappoint. The Amalfi Coast was ravishing and Apulia fascinating and unspoiled. The hotels represented the uniqueness of the areas we visited. Aldo, our guide, went out of his way to accommodate our special needs arranging for transport if the terrain seemed too difficult for my post surgery husband. These gestures were greatly appreciated.

We just returned from our tour to Amalfi Coast and Apulia. Our guide was Aldo and he could not have been more personable and fun. Furthermore, we got very lucky with the most agreeable and fun loving travel companions we have ever had on an organized tour. The accommodations were very good and were clearly boutique and off the normal tourist path. We walked considerably on tour (which was fine to help offset the fabulous meals) and had guides who were very knowledgeable. The sites, accommodations, food, and local guide tours exceeded our expectations. We are already thinking about another Amber Roads Tour.

We just returned from our tour of Amalfi and Apulia. It was fabulous. Our guide, Aldo, was wonderful, always cheerful and full of information. He is a gem. The tour of Amalfi was all that we expected and more. However, our big surprise was the beauty and diversity of Apulia. It was very unspoiled and non- touristy. From the Adriatic to the caves and hills, it was beautiful.

This was our first ever guided tour and it has spoiled us for all others! Our tour guide Anna was wonderful (always smiling and helpful), the accommodation was great, the external guides all very informative, and the scenery and food both stunning. The balance of free time and guided tours was just right and the 12 days gave adequate time to get a good feel for the Amalfi Coast and Puglia . Our fellow travellers were fun and we were sad to leave them. All in all a great two weeks. Fantastico!

This was our second tour with Amber Road and it did not disappoint. Amber Roads seems to find the nicest and most interesting places to stay and see. Anna was a fabulous guide and joined right in with the fun group of people we met. Thanks Amber Road!

Once again we had an excellent holiday with Amber Road Tours so much so, that we are really excited about our next trip with them in September.
Our tour of the Amalfi and Puglia included some towns we had seen before but we visited some beautiful sights and interesting places that we missed when doing ‘our own thing’. A great tour needs a great tour guide, Anna certainly was, many thanks Anna we had a very memorable, fun time with you and our new friends from the USA. The local guides were first class too, some amusing, some passionate about their subject but all really knowledgeable.
The beauty and charm of the Amalfi Coast was captivating. We loved Ravello and Trani in Puglia for their magical locations by the sea. We stayed in great hotels, two nights in a cave in Matera, such a vibrant passeggiata in the main town, followed by nights in a ‘Palace’ in barroc Lecce.
We dined in some very good restaurants in charming locations. Sampling delicious local dishes and wine, including one of our favourite varieties ‘Primitivo’ , at a Wine Tasting, one of the many highlights on the tour.
Roll on September.

This was our second trip with Amber Road Tours and again it was a great success. We have nothing but admiration for the Tour operators. This trip to the Amalfi coast and Apulia was lovely. Our Tour guide Anna was superb. She was charming and inclusive of everyone on the Tour. Yet again, I left something in our room at our first hotel which Anna kindly organised to be couriered to me at our last stop. Our hotels were all excellent and in great locations from where we could explore the sights in delightful towns, places we would never have discovered on our own. We enjoyed the local guides, some of them quite quirky and amusing and all offering interesting insights into the history of the places we visited.
The included meals were all superb and very generous and located in specially chosen venues. We really enjoyed our group and were very sad to leave them at the end of the tour. We want to thank Amber Tours for a superb trip.

We had an absolutely fabulous time and loved our Amber Roads tour! The planning was really excellent and there was clearly a lot of thought that went into the choice of sights, the hotels, meals, etc. Our tour guide Anna was truly one of a kind. From the moment we met, she exuded warmth, humor, and kindness. She was also very knowledgeable, and went out of her way to address individual interests in the group – for example, when a few of us expressed an interest in seeing the synagogue in Trani, she quickly arranged a visit with a local guide and came along to translate, though this was during a free period when she was “off-duty.” She handled all the logistical details of the trip deftly and seamlessly, so that we never even thought about it. The group was a terrific mix of people from a variety of countries – U.S., Australia, and South Africa — and we all enjoyed each other a great deal. The hotels were lovely, and the sight-seeing, with excellent local guides, was fascinating — history, art, and natural beauty. There was just the right mix of group and individual time. So much of the trip was truly unforgettable – the boat trip from Amalfi to Positano, with stunning views, the sassi of Matera and the wonderful hotel built into the caves, the classic beauty of Paestum . . . we could go on. We loved the trip, and want to go on another Amber Roads tour as soon as possible!

Fantastico!!! This trip to Apulia was by far the best tour that we have ever taken!!! Our Tour Manager Anna was superb!! She was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, very well-organized, and personally attentive to each and every member of the tour. The hotels were exceptional, and the included meals were wonderful, each one exemplifying the cuisine of the particular area. The local guides in the various cities were excellent. It was evident that they had been especially selected for their skill, enthusiasm, and expertise. It was a pleasure to travel with the other 14 people in our very cohesive group and we enjoyed each other’s company very much. There was just the right balance of scheduled activities and free time. We were actually able to spend time with several relatives who live very close to Matera without missing any of the scheduled activities. The hardest part of the tour was saying good-bye to Anna. From the moment that we met her, we felt her warmth and friendship. She was highly skilled and experienced at leading a tour that had been meticulously researched and planned in every detail.

I am surprised everyday, do not do my homework so depend on Amber to do it for me and they do. Wherever we go – Matera caves, the Amalfi Coast, dinners, churches and ancient places I fall in love. Reading and pictures do not do it for me but living it daily is something to remember and burns itself into my brain. The group starts as strangers and ends up family, how I do not know, it must be the shared events and time together but fun and laughter help a lot. Anna [tour manager] is always laughing, teasing and having fun herself, so she makes it easy to enjoy everything – road jams, steep steps, and long full days. I wish i was 2hr away instead of 10hr plus and would go more often. Plan to take Italian so my next trip I can talk to friendly waiters and maybe order a drink on my own. Thanks to all for a fun time, get pictures today but know they will not do justice to the beauty I saw. Take care and see you soon.

What a wonderful time! This was our second tour with Amber Road. We went to Sicily last year and enjoyed it very much. This tour was equally enjoyable. Our tour guide, Aldo, kept us laughing for 12 days. His wealth of knowledge and his sense of humor made every day interesting and an adventure. We visited beautiful towns, caves, castles, and historical churches and landmarks. The coastline was breathtaking! Our hotels were all located within walking distance of the towns. The food was delicious, and the wine was fantastic. The local guides and the bus drivers were very professional. We especially enjoyed visiting the town of Matera where “The Passion of the Christ” was filmed. Our group of 16 got along so well, and we are keeping in touch via e-mail. Many thanks and God’s blessings to Lisa and Aldo for making this trip so memorable. Ciao, ciao, ciao!