See What our Past Guest
have Said About Us
Now that we are back from our vacation I wanted to write you
a quick note. My wife and I spent a week total in Italy seeing
priceless pieces of art and ancient Roman ruins but we both agreed
that your tour was the highlight of our trip. The tour group size
was small and intimate, while you were both knowledgeable and
unpretentious. These factors combined into a very rewarding experience
where we were able to learn about wine, olive oil, and (as a bonus)
a little Italian history. It is rare these days to get more than
you expect and you managed to pull it off. We'd like to thank
you for that and wish you the best of luck in your future.
-Alan & Heidi
I took the tour about two weeks ago and absolutely loved it!
I have been telling everyone about it, and how it turned out to
be my favorite part of eight days in Italy (Venice, Florence,
and Rome) so thank you for such a wonderful experience.
My husband, Michael, and I recently took a tour with your company
and immediately had to come back to email our reactions. We cannot
express how impressed we were with the tour, and the company.
Our guide’s knowledge was amazing, both of Italy and of
wines. Our guide was informative, entertaining, friendly, and,
perhaps above all, patient, as she was willing to take time to
explain everything to those of us who do not know much about Italian
wines. We would definitely recommend your tour to others traveling
in the area and would definitely take the tour again ourselves.
Thank you for helping to make our trip such a memorable one.
~Jessica and Michael
I am smiling as I am writing this at the lovely memories of that
day! The beautiful countryside, the castles, of course the wine,
the food, the company, your knowledge...and even the fun of the
documentary that was being filmed that day (which gave us more
time, ultimately!)...all are fading into the dreamy tapestry that
was my trip to Italy. Just wanted to drop you a note to let you
know again how all was so very much appreciated. Sandy and I loved
I wanted to make sure you knew what an amazing time Ashley and
I had on our tour. It was easily one of the best parts of our
trip and you did an outstanding job. I took a bunch of your cards
and am handing them out to anyone who will listen to my story.
Again, thank you soooooo much for the amazing tour, I will tell
everyone I know about your service and how incredible the tour
was. Hope all is well.
It's Lorin and Kori from Minne-soah-da! As you hopefully will
recall, I was the former Dutchman and Kori was the former Arizonan
on your Tuscan tour. We wanted to send you a note to let you know
how much we enjoyed ourselves on your tour. It way exceed our
expectations and was on our Top 3 things we did the entire time
we were in Italy.Your knowledge of cuisine, wine and Italy are
absolutely unparalleled and you were an amazing guide for us.
I can't remember a time I learned so much in a short amount of
time. You did a superb job and we would happily recommend your
tour to anyone with two enthusiastic thumbs up! We wish you success
in your business, your upcoming wedding and in life in general.
You have many things going for you! As for us, we have to resign
ourselves to enjoying the pieces of Italy we brought back with
us: wine, olive oil, sweets, leather goods and clothes and about
200 pictures. Alas, that is all we have. But we are already talking
about coming back! Thanks also for the helpful tip on putting
our pics from the memory card onto a CD. That tip proved invaluable!
To your success and your future in Italy,
~Lorin & Kori
I just want to let you know that we took your wine tour on April
24 and it was one of the most enjoyable days of our two weeks
vacation in Italy. Due to the beautiful country-side and places
that we were taken but most importantly because our Guide! Personality,
knowledge, ability to answer absolutely every question. Just a
truly delightful and relaxing day. Superb lunch! Not sure how
you arranged the gorgeous weather for that day but it helped.
As a matter of fact, we spent this morning wandering the liquor
store and reading all the Chianti labels, something we couldn't
have done before our guide explained everything. I'll certainly
be recommending your tours to anyone who is going to Tuscany.
Keep up the good work!
I've been meaning to drop a note ever since I returned to the
states, to say thank you for a wonderful day in Tuscany. After
4 days of Rome, I was dying for the country side and your tour
company was the perfect escape! I must say it was one of the highlights
of my trip to Italy. I'm still rationing the wine and the olive
oil. We told the front desk at the hotel in Firenze to toss the
other brochures and recommend your company for those looking for
a great wine tasting experience. Even though you meet so many
people and I'm sure you won't remember...I'm that nosey Bostonian
from your 10/4 tour. Thanks again for an intimate look at Tuscan
wine. It was how I pictured wine country in Italy would be...breath
taking views and tasty wine. Best wishes for continued success
My husband and I want to thank you for the lovely tour we had.
We had a wonderful time, learned more than we ever expected, and
were grateful to have such a low key, "behind the scenes"
look at the wine industry of Tuscany. Our lunch was superb, also.
~Linda, Glenn, Sophie and Margit
Rick and I are getting settled back here in the US, but we wanted
to contact you and tell you how much fun we had on your tour!
I think it was our good luck to be on the tour with all of the
college kids- it made it a little more fun. We told EVERYONE we
met that they had to book a tour with you and I just went into
trip advisor and responded to someone's post inquiring about the
tour telling them it was a must do! I tried to give your information
to the concierge at our hotel. By the way, Rick was so fascinated
by the Pazzi Conspiracy that I just got him a book about it for
his birthday. Thanks for giving us a little Florentine history
along with the tour!
On behalf of our little group, Iona, Laurie, Anne & myself,
I am extending thanks for a wonderful two days with you. We learned
& experienced so much. Your consideration for us was so appreciated.
Our pictures are wonderful, as is our video & we were happy
to have captured a few shots of you to remember all your help
I just wanted you to know how much my Aunt, cousin and I enjoyed
our winery tour. We had a wonderful guide, the wineries were great,
and the lunch was superb. I bought wine ad olive oil, which I
am happily sharing with my visitors.
The entire trip was a joy, with great wine, interesting locations,
and very tasty food. We bought an absurd quantity of wine and
olive oil! However, the greatest part of the trip was our wonderful
tour guide. She was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, cheerfully
answered all our many questions, and generally made the entire
day delightful! All in all, it was like taking a day trip with
a good friend--not a hired guide! Thank you very much for a day
I will remember fondly for a long time to come!
Summer has been crazy for Rocci and myself but I wanted to thank
you so much for the wonderful wine tour for our family. It definitely
made life long memories. I hope you and yours are all well and
that business is going well.
~Patsy and Rocci
Linda and I want to thank you for the tour of the Tuscan wineries.
It was one of the highlights of our trip to Florence. Your vast
knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip very enjoyable. We are
back in Virginia now.
~Robert and Linda
I just wanted to thank Tuscan Trails and our guide for a wonderful
time on the tour. I do not think that I could have had a better
time. My guide was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in finding
places to eat and activities to do for the rest of my stay in
Florence. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks your whole company
for a memorable experience.
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the wine tour
& our guide. She was fantastic! She was so knowledgeable and
was a lot of fun! We learned a lot from her and just wanted to
let you know that she was great & the tour was great! Thanks
Just to say a very big thank you to you for the wine tour last
friday! We all really enjoyed it and were grateful to you for
all your work in pulling it together and making it so interesting
and fun for us!
I just wanted to say that you did a great job giving us our tour
and Thank you. I learned a lot and had an awesome day. The vineyards
and the restaurant we visited were very unique and all well worth
it! Good Luck this spring with all your tours and hope that everything
goes well for you. Thanks again!
Just a quick note to say how much Mum and I enjoyed the wine
tour you hosted on Monday 21st November. The wines were all great,
the lunch was fab, it was superb to have the whole day arranged
for us and all the people on it were lovely. Your explanations
of the wines, olive oils, history of the area etc were excellent
too! Hope you have a lovely festive season and all the best for
2006. Thanks again for a great day
Just wanted to let you know that we highly recommended your wine
tours to our hotel, Residenza Gastiglioni, and have had an opportunity
to recommend you to several friends who are heading for Florence
in the next year. We enjoyed your enthusiasm, knowledge of history,
wine and the area. We thought it was a great value and a less
“touristy” than might be expected. Thanks. I am going
to contact Rick Steves with a recommendation.
Liz and I are home now but we wanted to let you know how much
fun we had on your tour. Turns out delaying it one day made for
a much smaller group and that meant more wine. We ended up doing
another tour in Chianti and did not have half the fun that we
had on your tour. She was very informative and not the typical
tour guide that just shoves facts down your throat.
I just returned from a two week vacation in Italy and France,
and the best part of the entire trip was the tour I took about
a week and a half ago with your company! My partner Chris and
I took your wonderful Tuscan wine tour. We just returned from
our wine-tasting tour of Tuscany (Chianti). First of all, just
wanted to tell you how great of a time we had. Our guide was great
and made our day very enjoyable. The restaurant was also wonderful,
and very accommodating for us (Roseanne has a gluten allergy,
and they made special pasta). Everything was perfect.Thanks again!
~Roseanne and Eric
I just wanted to write and thank you for setting up the wine
tour for me and my husband. Our guide was wonderful, knowledgeable,
fun, and friendly. We shared a beautiful day with great people
and amazing wine. Who could ask for more? It was truly one of
the most memorable days of our honeymoon in Italy.Thank you again,
I would just like to pass on my thanks to Tuscan Trails and our
guide for the most fantastic day on Saturday. Our guide was exceptionally
friendly and incredibly knowledgeable! The spectacular scenery,
wonderful wine and delicious lunch was appreciated by all on the
tour and I will not hesitate to recommend this tour. In addition,
I will email Expedia with our comments. I have traveled far and
wide and this was one of the best tours I have ever taken, due
to the small group and quiet locations. 11/10!!! Well done!
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed your wine tour last
Wed., May 23!!! It was everything we expected and much more! Our
guide was just delightful -- very informative, nice personality,
and patient (we asked a LOT of questions)! We will certainly recommend
your tour, because it was the highlight of our Tuscany trip! Thanks.