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The Best of the Amalfi Coast -
Past Travelers' Comments

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Here is some feedback from past travelers on The Best of Amalfi Coast tour:

Great trip, great trip leaders, and great trip guides.  The schedule of places we visited was superb. The excellent tour of the Naples Archeological Museum before going to Pompei was extremely valuable to appreciate the history of Pompeii.  Capri, Ravello, and Positano were magnificent.  Really liked going into the Blue Grotto, and the cooking class in Sorrento!  In addition, each dinner or lunch was positively the best food ever!

The work of the tour leaders handling scheduling, and our luggage, was exceptional.  We didn't have to worry about a thing.  Great job by Ludovica and Michele!

Charlie Myhre, Best of Amalfi, October 2023

Best of Amalfi traveler

This was the fifth trip we have taken with Tuscany Tours. It rates in the best two that we have experienced. While the art in Florence is unsurpassed and the Best of Tuscany was an excellent trip, the Best of the Amalfi Coast rivals it for the simple joy of the experience. The highlights of this trip are the natural beauty of the Campania Region, and the kindness and generosity of spirit of its people.

The vistas from the villa in Ravello are unimaginable and incredibly beautiful. Add to this the wonders of Capri and the boat ride around the island including a visit to the Blue Grotto. And the food, oh the food!! The seafood was fresh, tasty and  prepared with simplicity and elegance.  So, we heartily recommend this trip to all who love beauty and like to eat!!

John and Betty Affisco, Best of Amalfi, October 2023

Amalfi Coast 2023 travelers

From the welcome drink at the wonderful hotel in Naples through our all too soon farewell dinner, Tuscany Tours provided us with a superb trip to the Amalfi Coast. Tuscany Tours creates the perfect mix of culture, art, history, food, music, and drinks, all led by delightful and knowledgeable guides and tour leaders. A special shoutout to Fede who, as our tour leader, made sure that all ran smoothly from beginning to end. From Naples to Pompeii to Capri, we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. This was our sixth tour with Tuscany Tours and not only are the tours great, but we have always found our fellow travelers to be great companions making for a truly memorable experience. We will surely be booking numbers 7, 8, 9, .......!

Artie and Eileen Martines, Best of Amalfi, October 2022

Best of Amalfi, 2022 travelers

In the spring of 2022, we were fortunate to have joined Tuscany Tours on a tour of the Amalfi Coast. Our tour leader was a fabulous organizer and managed the overall tour very well. For each of the specific locations, there was a local expert who joined our group and explained the intricacies of the sights we were enjoying. Tuscany Tours excels in introducing the very most important sights and their significance in the historical development of both Italy and civilization writ large. They also excel in arranging the small and most enjoyable activities and local sights such as the best pizza restaurant in Napoli; the “lemon” restaurant on the isle of Capri; the small winery where we had lunch and wandered through the vineyard with the owner, and the beautiful flowers on Ravello. An amazing experience made richer and more enjoyable by our friends Pam and Sam.

Warren & Maelynn Reece, Best of Amalfi, April 2022

Best of Amalfi 2022 travelers

Traveling with Tuscany Tours was wonderful. Their attention to detail to bring the best experience of the Amalfi coast was top notch. The hotels were charming, comfortable and well located. The meals were delicious...fresh and local. The trip was so well organized and planned that it felt effortless for Gary and me.

We do believe that much of the credit is due to Pam and Jamie. Jamie was especially attentive, accommodating and helpful.  We appreciated that she shared her knowledge of the regions wine and olive oil. Pam and Jamie were a lot of fun too! They immediately helped us feel comfortable with them and everyone on the tour.

Gary and Angel Weyant, Best of Amalfi, October 2019

The trip to the Amalfi Coast with Tuscany Tours will surround you with the sights and life of a unique part of Italy. From the sea, to mountain vineyards...there is so much to absorb. We loved this trip!! As always, staying in either boutique hotels, or unique locations, has always been a positive. Choices of restaurants, and food...outstanding as usual. The highlights of this particular trip were the chair lift ride, the cooking school, and the trip to the San Francesco Winery/meeting one of the owners. All of these were such fun!!!!

Dennis and Susan Lippincott, Best of Amalfi, October 2019

Tuscany Tours does an excellent job of engaging its clients in the history, culture, and wonderful foods of the regions they serve in Italy. Their small group approach also allows their clients to get to know each other at a deeper level and form new friendships while enjoying these new experiences together. We recommend Tuscany Tours to everyone we know who is pursuing a trip to Italy.

Barry & Deb Shultz, Best of Amalfi, September 2017

I just wanted to let you know once again how much we enjoyed our Amalfi Coast experience.   Just as our trip with you to Tuscany 5 years ago, it was the perfect blend of structured time with wonderful guides, personal time, not to mention the charming hotels and of course, the magnificent food.  In addition, this time, a bonus (at least for John and I) was the fellow group members who were a delight.   The group dynamics was so special - not only did we get along well, but we developed special attachments so that saying good-bye was most definitely bittersweet.   When you said this type of experience is like summer camp for adults, you hit the nail on the head.  I also heard you mention on the …that you enjoyed hearing from all of us that we arrived home safely (and happy) and then you could visualize "sending us off" to resume our lives.  I totally understand that and I think we are very lucky to have someone who actually invests part of herself to the people you meet on a daily basis.  I know John and I have been blessed to know you.

John & Rita Hvirnyak, Best of Amalfi, April 2016

There were many aspects of my tour with Pam and Sam that were special, and I note a few here.  Every place we went, whether a wonderful restaurant or a special shop, we were greeted like family.  It was clear that Sam and Pam have created wonderful relationships with some of the shop and restaurant owners, and as a result, we were the lucky beneficiaries! In every spot, at every turn, Pam and Sam ensured our trip was memorable, the sights magnificent, and the food outstanding.  I think their tour was the best I have been on and look forward to traveling with them again!

Roberta Gernhardt, Best of Amalfi, October 2016

A visit to the Amalfi Coast was a must for my daughter, Alisha and me. Tuscany Tours did not disappoint. Even though we have traveled to Italy and other countries with large tour groups, there was something special about traveling with a smaller group, sharing experiences that wouldn’t be possible with a large group. The time spent in Ravello, had us yearning to take up residence in this quaint charming town, removed from the crowds that most tour groups offer. A visit to the Villa Maria Cooking School where we prepared our meal for the evening as well as making mozzarella, was a highlight. Tuscany Tours offers flexibility in the agenda, taking in the desires of the clients, and not just what the hosts have planned. Tuscany Tours picked only the best in hotels, restaurants, and knowledgeable city tour guides. Sam and Pam take extra steps along the way to make each guest feel as if they are cherished family members.

Linda and Alisha Jones, Best of Amalfi, October 2016

First, this was another great tour just as expected from Pam and Sam. The Amalfi coast scenery is truly beautiful. The first night's drinks at sunset at the hotel in Sorrento was unbelievable. And I appreciated the transportation up and down the hillside in Positano that Pam and Sam arranged for me. The personal attention is what makes their tours special.

Kathy & Ivan Hurwitz, Best of Amalfi, October 2016

The Best of Amalfi Coast tour was an excellent experience. It was a well-run, small group tour with very attentive and knowledgeable guides who were instrumental in helping the group bond from the outset. The settings were beautiful, the group activities very interesting, the food beyond compare. We were very impressed with how attentive Pam and Toni were to everyone in the group and how instrumental they were in helping the group bond as well as it did. Their enthusiasm, flexibility and attention to detail helped make the trip special. Kudos to Pam for making everything go so smoothly and for being attentive to everyone. Our second guide, Toni, a food and wine aficionado, was also outstanding. Her knowledge of Italian cuisine and its regional variations was enlightening and her enthusiasm unbounded. It was fun to have a guide so much in love with Italy! We look forward to traveling with Tuscany Tours again…

Hugo & Anna Marie Finarelli, Best of Amalfi, September 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you Tuscany Tours for an amazing time on the Amalfi Coast. We knew it would be a great trip, but you exceeded our expectations! The food, the wine, the great company, the amazing scenery that even the cloudy weather couldn't hide... I could go on and on! Keep doing what you do! Thanks again. Best trip of our lives. You deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Chris & Chuck Nunan, Best of Amalfi, October 2015

Karen was on your Tuscany Tour before we became a couple. She spoke highly of Pam and Sam and the lifetime of memories she acquired. I am one of those travelers who likes to find my own way but agreed to join her on your Best of Amalfi Coast Tour.  I thought I would probably need to visit Amalfi 3 or 4 times before I could really focus on relaxing and just enjoying what Amalfi had to offer.  Presto!  Your tour made that happen on my first visit.

I could see that you carefully planned each day, meal, hotel and site visit.   Somehow you provided us with plenty of free time to ourselves. We didn't feel like we were rushing through each day.  The tour guides that you chose for us were top notch and the dining establishments were equally well chosen.   When we walked into the restaurant we felt like we were old welcome friends being served the best meals and wines they had to offer. Walking the streets of the ancient city of Pompeii left me feeling like I was actually alive during the Roman Empire.  It felt much more real than anything I experienced in Rome.  And finally, you saved the best for last with Capri. There really isn't another place like it.  It’s a perfect ending to a perfect trip!

John Evanoff & Karen Kenney, Best of Amalfi, June 2014

I have taken two different tours with Pam and Sam and I have recommended them to several people. The Amalfi coast is one of the most breath-taking areas in the world. The winding roads along the coast are one of a kind and unbelievable.  The town of Positano captivated me with its beauty... The Isle of Capri is an Italian treasure, the chair lift to the top of the Isle is another highlight of the entire trip.  I have to say that all of Italy has my heart but the Amalfi Coast has my soul.

Sarah Russell, Best of Amalfi, June 2014

We have taken four trips with Tuscany Tours and highly recommend them.  Every day is new and wonderful, beginning with sumptuous breakfasts at lovely hotels, and followed by culturally enriching activities.  There is free time for further exploration, a calming rest, or coffee at a local cafe.  Having lived in Italy for many years now, Pam and Sam are knowledgeable about all facets of Italy, and have a large group of friends who open their houses, wineries, and restaurants to those of us traveling with them.

We have been extremely pleased with each of our trips, and the Amalfi Coast was no exception.  The small group size added to the camaraderie developed over days of travel, food and conversation, and allowed access to special sites not available to larger groups.

Traveling with Pam and Sam is traveling with friends. They want visitors to love and appreciate Italy as much as they do. We highly recommend these trips.

Karen Boucias & George Jacobsen, Best of Amalfi, October 2014

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