Independent Tour Operators Overseas

Thought you might enjoy checking out some independent tour guides some guests of ours have used on Mediterranean cruises, as well as some restaurants they’ve experienced.  Enjoy! 

Rome

For ground transfers and tours of rome, consider contacting Stefano Costantini at Rome Cabs.  Their most requested tour includes all the highlights in an 8-hour walking/driving tour with a driver guide and includes a break for lunch.  You’ll visit the spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Colosseum, Forums, Palatine Hill, Via Veneto, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums.  For lunch, you’ll choose between an authentic trattoria in the city center or an award-winning restaurant hidden out on the Appian Way. 

Another amazing adventure in Rome is a wine tasting through Vino Roma.  And you might consider the Secret Garden Tour with Lisa.  A good way to wrap up a day in Rome is with dinner at La Pergola, the best hotel restaurant proven by their three-Michelin stars.   Reservations are a must, as are jackets for the men. 

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaco Tour offers a visit of this wonderful village made like an eagle’s  nest  which offers a well preserved medieval architecture. FreeMonteCarlo guided tour of perfumes and cosmetics factory.  After a Monaco’s outlook, the first stop is at the ROCHER  in order to saunter in the old city, the Cathedral and the Prince’s Palace, to be present at the change of the guard at 11.55. Then, tour of the city, its beach and the Grand Prix circuit. Free time on the Casino’s square where you will be able to do shopping at the Carré d’Or, take a chance at Casino of Monte Carlo or admire the famous Hotel de Paris.

Firenze, Italy

Violetta Buletti is your personal tour guide, and you can mix and match any of the features of her regular tours to create your customized tour  of Pisa/Florence, www.beautyinitaly.com.  We can recommend a 3-hour leisurely walking tour of Florence, with a visit of Academy (David by Michelangelo) and main sites, and free time for lunch. 

Capri/Naples, Italy

Salvatore Lucibello will customize your Amalfi Coast Tour based on what you want to see!   

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Your Meander Travel tour in this port will feature Ephesus, The Terrace House, Ephesus Museum, and Sirince Village Tour, but you should keep them in mind if you ever visit Istanbul or Athens as well!

Athens, Greece

A full day tour of Athens and Cape Sounion Tour, includes a visit to The Acropolis, The Old Palace, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament and the Changing of the Guards, the Temple of Zeus, the Olympic stadium (originally built in 1863) and finally the Cape Sounion where you will see the the temple of Poseidon and have lunch in a nice tavern.  

Venice, ItalyVenice

You’re sure to enjoy the Venice-in-a-Day combo tour, especially if you wrap it up with dinner at Ristorante da Raffaele.

Paris, France

A custom tour with Heather Stimmler-Hall will reveal the secrets of Paris!

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