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Nichole, I cannot thank you enough.  It was just a beautiful, amazing, life enriching experience.  My 438 photos do not do justice to all we experienced and learned. Thank you so much!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~Engwall & Hughes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spain, Portugal, Italy

We would like to send you a huge thank you for all your help planning our trip to Italy.  Everything your planning touched was exceptional.  It was a trip of a lifetime and I'm sure we will have the opportunity to sing your praises to friends & family planning their own Italian adventures. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ~Smith & Austin, Italy



I have been meaning to write and thank you...Our trip was marvelous and all the services you provided were top notch.  We will definitely recommend you to friends and family!

~Doug & Dawn, Croatia & Italy

I really can't put into words what a marvelous time we had. The trip of a lifetime without question. Everything was perfect. All plans went without a hitch or hiccup.  Beautiful hotels, informative tours, fabulous restaurants. Can't say enough great things about our trip!  Thank you so very much for all your planning.

~Mr D & daughter, Italy Graduation Trip



We wanted to tell you what an absolutely FABULOUS time we had in Italy. It was the best vacation we have ever had, we loved every minute of it! We have travelled quite a bit, but never have we had such organization, quality, and downright fun that we had on this trip. Thank you soooo much for your help in organizing it. I am certain that we will be in touch in the future!


~Mrs GS


Once again you did an outstanding job in providing incredible tours as well as guides and drivers. They were very accommodating and worked well with such a diverse group. We were all extremely satisfied with the service and sights we saw. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know traveling to Europe as well as contact you again if we decide to return in the future.


~Mr DC and Family, Europe


Thank you for assisting us in planning a truly memorable vacation. Satisfying patrons ranging in age from ten years to "advanced" adulthood is no mean feat, and I can unreservedly say that all of us wished that we could have spent more time in this truly beautiful corner of the world.

~Mr. Douglas


Thank you again for all your help Nichole.  You seemed to think of everything which made the trip SO relaxing. You were so wonderful to work with us through our craziness with the move and home purchase!  I don't think too many people/travel companies would have been so accommodating and we really are grateful for your help. We will certainly use your services again the next time we go to Europe and I will recommend you to our friends who plan to travel there as well!


~Jenny & Jason, Anniversary Trip Paris & London



I can not thank you enough for your help.  It was the absolutely perfect trip and your suggestions for things, places, and people were so good it’s scary.  They were intelligent, insightful and passionate folks that borough a richness and depth to our experience that it hard to put into words or pictures.  I will treasure these memories forever. 


~Tom G & Family, Switzerland & Italy


I would like to pass along the unanimous sentiments of my group regarding last week's tours of the Loire Valley chateaus and Versailles. Both guides chosen were excellent. Their knowledge, communication skills, and organizational/time management abilities created memorable experiences for all of us. It was a pleasure doing business with Ciao Bella, and we would certainly recommend your firm to anyone seeking to arrange local tours in Europe.

~Family Tour France 



We truly want to thank you for your planning and the excellent way that planning was implemented to give us an unforgettable experience. We were so impressed at so many things....

~Mr & Mrs D


“I have been meaning to write you and thank you for helping plan our a wonderful trip! It's been a little over a week since we returned from Italy, and even though work, bills and life has intruded, our memories of our vacation still makes us smile. It was truly a trip of a life time, and we certainly couldn't have done it without you.”


~Mr & Mrs V


Thanks for your note... we had an absolutely marvelous vacation! The Ciao Chase was a wonderful bonding experience. I would highly recommend it as a great family activity! Our cooking class in Provence with Gina was a big success as well. We will most definitely keep you in mind for our future travel as well as recommendations to friends!

Many thanks, Nichole!

~ Marnie and Marc










We could not be more pleased with everything Nichole did for us. She helped us plan, over several months, a month long stay in France, Brugge and Amsterdam. She made sure that she understood our tastes and pocketbook before she made the first reservation. She provided us with itinerary, accomidations, restaurants, guides, and many tips for travel. We were travelling with another couple who rented a house on their own in France that turned into a disaster. We contacted Nichole on a Saturday night and by Sunday we were drinking wine, all smiles, in our new lovely location. She goes beyond anyone's expectations. She is presently helping our neice with a holiday in Rome. Not only "would" we use her again... we will use her again. 

~ Georgia & Wyatt 


Hello Nichole,

Everything was wonderful. We loved our tours with Arnaud and Christophe, Everything was really memorable. The restaurant suggestions were also fantastic. I will definitely recommend your services if anyone I know is traveling to Paris. 


~ Alex

Hello Nichole,

We truly enjoyed our tour with Susy in Switzerland. We are definitely glad that we did that tour with her to get a feel for Lucerne and Mount Rigi. She is a wonderful, down-to-earth person that was a joy to spend the day with.

The activities and suggestions you made were appropriate for us and we will have great, long-lasting memories from them. We had a wonderful time in Paris and in Switzerland and we appreciate the work that you did for us to make our trip so special. Thanks again!

~ Gretchen and Brian 



Everything was perfect! Our guides were great, especially in Rome and Switzerland.  We had a great time!!  Everywhere we went we told people about you and Ciao Bella, and we will definitely ask for your help anytime we plan to go abroad!!  We would love to post something on your testimonial page, and will pick our best shot and forward it to you.  Thank you again for doing such a wonderful job and helping us have the vacation of a lifetime!! 

~ Gail & Jim


Buongiorno Nichole,

I want to take a minute and thank you for arranging my Italy adventure with my sister and two of her friends.  We were all very pleased with all of your choices in accommodations and guides.  You did a great job!  If there is a web site you would like us to post a positive review on from us for Ciao Bella tours, please let me know, we would be happy to accommodate.  I will definitely recommend you to my friends that want to travel to Italy in the future.  Hopefully we can meet you some day!


~ Pam R


Dear Ciao Bella Tours,

Thanks for the WONDERFUL tours. ALL the tours worked out really well and are clearly planned out very thoughtfully. The drivers were courteous, conscientious, knowledgeable and good drivers. You even planned to have the weather cooperate, I'm sure! We will recommend you highly. Bill and I enjoyed every moment, including (and especially) your private guide Christophe! He made the day so special for my husband by taking us to St Lo on our Normandy Excursion. Perhaps next year will be our Italy trip? And we would certainly be in touch, should that come about. Thanks again and again!

~ Janet & Bill


How can we thank you? This has been a fantastic trip Again, thank you SO very much!!

~ June B.

Dear Ciao Bella,

We had a fabulous time! Christophe did a great job! Moulin Rouge was also great, the seats were up close to the stage so we could see everything. You were right, the dinner cruise was so much fun, the food was great. Thank you for all of your help, especially with the short notice. You can bet the next time we travel abroad we will use you again!

~ T.Simmons


My family truly loved the whole thing and your suggestions. Thank you so much for your good work and your responsiveness...and for the wonderful goodies in Venice and the tour of Pompeii. It was perfectly delightful, all of it!!! Great job!!! We will most certainly keep Ciao Bella in mind for any future European travel plans. We had a fantastic time!!! We'll have lasting happy memories of Italy...(and even some transient memories of the history of politics and art that we learned. We will indeed advise our friends about Ciao Bella. You are terrific and it was fabulous! I can't wait for the next one!!

~ J. Lind, California


Hello Nichole! 

Just wanted to touch base and let you know what a wonderful time we had, thanks to you!! Everything went off without a problem. We loved the hotel in Salzburg for its Austrian charm, and the fact that it is removed from all tourist type places. Your guide for the walking tour of Salzburg & Budapest was extremely informed and very professional. I highly recommend them for any of your other clients. Thanks so much and we look forward to working with you again!!

~ Margaret


Dear Nichole,
You did an outstanding job putting together our tours. I'd use you again and give you the highest recommendation. Our tour guides were absolutely outstanding -- I'll send photos soon. It was a terrific trip and you played an important part in making it a terrific trip and your help is further reflection on how much you care about what you do.

~ M. Duda


Bonjour Nichole,
Our tour to Normandy was excellent. Christophe was very knowledgeable and personable. We couldn't have had a better guide. We all enjoyed our tour and the American cemetery was so moving. Thank you for all your help in making the Normandy beaches the experience of a lifetime. Merci beaucoup!

~ Michael


Everything you set up for us was wonderful. Arnaud was exceptional; He toured us through the countryside, as my mother was unable to walk the gardens at Versailles. The dinner cruise was all you said and more. The food was terrific and service phenomenal. Christophe was also an excellent guide at the Louvre. I thank you for all of your assistance, you really helped make our trip more memorable (hard to believe as Paris in itself is unforgettable!) Thank you again,

~ Michelle S G


Dear Ciao Bella,
I just wanted to let you know that we LOVED Christophe and our Normandy tour. He did a great job. He was informative without being boring, and very patient with our limited American understanding of European history. Everything went great - even the weather was awesome! We loved the meal sitting outside at the café at Omaha Beach. We were especially moved by the memorial cemetery and ending up the tour at Pont Du Hoc. The roomy bus/van worked out great as well. I know that it wasn't what was originally planned for us, but we definitely appreciated the upgrade when the original van became unavailable. All in all our day in Normandy was definitely one of the high points of our entire trip. Thanks so much for arranging it for us. We have already recommended you to many of our friends and relatives, and I'm hopeful some of them will call you next time they are in Europe. Thanks again for all your help and the excellent service.

~ Scott Orr 



Thank you so much for a wonderful day tour in Paris. Your communications prior to my trip were excellent and speedy. Our day together was well planed out, informative and beyond interesting. You are a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and very kind. You made Paris even more special then I ever expected. Thank you for a wonderful memorable day.

~ Janine S., NYC


We were very, very pleased with the New Year's Dinner Cruise. The directions and arrangements from Ciao Bella were great, the event was marvelous, and we had a wonderful time...perhaps the best time of our stay. I would highly recommend this company to people wanting a ride on the Seine and when we return to Paris we will use them again. The entire event was well planned and executed, the music was delightful, (we danced most of the evening) the waiters were wonderful, and the food was excellent. We loved it. Wonderful! It was nice working with you and will we contact you on our next trip, which, we hope, will be in May 2008!


~ C. Phillips


We just returned for our Switzerland and Italy was WONDERFUL! All your tours, guides, drivers were perfect for us. Everyone arrived on time to pick our group up, they were friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty. The hotels were incredible as well, we have some memorable moments in each city we visited. Thank you again so much and we look forward to another trip soon!

~ Diane & James, California


Your recommendations were "PERFECT". The people at the hotel you picked out were always helpful, and very nice. The room was great, and the location was also perfect. The pastry shop around the corner and the restaurants in that same area were great for food and wine and a short walk back to the room. We walked all over and as far as the Luxembourg Gardens, Pantheon, D'Orsay, etc. We did very good for 4 days in Paris! Our time in Italy was also great along with our tour Monaco, nice, etc. Thanks so much for all your help.

~ JoAnn & Ken, California


First I want to tell you guys that the trip was awesome. Both of you were great. We loved the hotel in Paris! One of my favorite things was the Seine River Cruise. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent everything. What an amazing memory. I will recommend your services to all our friends and family.

~ Honeymooners, Mr. & Mrs Pack, California


Ciao Bella Tours was recommended by a friend and we couldn't have been happier. We took a gorgeous bike tour outside of Florence where we saw breathtaking views of the countryside, had lunch with locals and then went to a beautiful winery. It was our favorite part of the trip. We still talk about it! The Ciao Bella girls were always so patient and helpful.

~ K. Quick, California


You expressed the wish that our trip was "everything we hoped it would be." We had very high hopes, in fact, based on our on-going communications with you (your graciousness, flexibility, knowledge and expertise), and we are pleased to say that although our hopes were so high, the trip exceeded our expectations, thanks to you.


~ Mr & Mrs T, Prague & Austria Trip



We are having a wonderful time in Austria! Salzburg was so very special, thank you so much! We do not want to go home!”


~ Mr & Mrs J, Anniversary trip through Austria 



We are here with our family and we are enchanted. You have a line of people at home itching to work with you! Just wanted to let you know we made it are having the time of our lives!

~ Family C, Europe


Hi Nichole, we had a terrific time in Scotland and Ireland. All the hotels were excellent the drivers were all great, and we felt we saw all that we wanted to... we thank you for a job well done.


~ Family S, Scotland and Ireland



We had a great time in England. We liked all the accommodations you arranged for us. In particular, the locations were perfect, allowing us to walk to nearly everything we wanted to see and do. Thanks again for all you did to help us plan our trip!


~ Mr & Mrs S, England




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