On the recommendation of my travel agent, I booked Nick for a private tour of specific areas of Italy. A frequent traveler to Italy, I was bringing two friends along to experience the Italy I so love! I was looking for a knowledgeable guide who was willing to explore off the beaten path. I found this in Nick. Always punctual and smiling, he took us from Venice to Tuscany, then on to a few days in Florence, before leaving us in Rome to fly home. Nick’s sense of humor while dealing with us was admirable. He was always polite and professional under all circumstances. We laughed a lot, experienced much, and I left Italy with two friends who now can appreciate the country I so love! Thanks Nick! Ciao!
Nick Solipaca provides an entire experience during his private tours. Speaks fluent English, fantastic humor, considerate to the interests and desires of those whom have hired his services, goes out of his way to please proactively making suggestions, etc. We were talking cigars during a drive. As we were concluding a tour of a site and while he was waiting, he had gone and purchased cigars.
Courteous, clean, fun, detailed, “not too much” he doesn’t overwhelm you, we felt safe, etc. I highly recommend his services when in Italy. Don’t assume he cannot help or make a recommendation, ask before you rule anything out.
Visited May 2015
Thank you so much for our private tours of the Amalfi Coast, Rome, and Florence. Having one day at each location is not an easy task, but you managed to give us the highlights of each city. Not having to wait in lines and still receive our own history tour made your services invaluable. Your sense of humor and your wonderful choices for lunch were the icing on the cake. I would hghly recommend your services to anyone traveling to Italy. You spoiled us and we definitely missed having you in the other cities we visited. Thank you again Nick and when we return to Italy we will definitely be calling you!!
Ciao, ciao, ciao…..
We are very grateful for the wonderful tours you and your associates provided us in Italy. After our return home a couple of weeks ago, we have all reflected on how amazing our tours were, and all due to your knowledge, organization, and kindness! In just 3 days, we enjoyed the sights of Florence & Pisa, Rome & Vatican City, as well as Naples, Pompeii, and the amazing Amalfi Coast.
You were prompt, picking us up right outside of our ship in the morning and had us safely back at the dock in plenty of time before our on board curfew. You kindly accommodated our family of 7, including my mother-in-law in her wheelchair, without difficulty!
Amazingly, we found the cost of the tours less than what we were offered through our cruise company!
I would strongly recommend your services to anyone traveling to Italy and wanting to see and experience as much as possible!
Our family cruised the Mediterranean in early July 2014 and one of our stops was ROME. Thankfully, Nick was referred to us as “the best tour guide in Rome”, and truly, that is exactly what he turned out to be. We firmly believe that thanks to Nick, we got the most our of our limited hours in ROME. He is so knowledgeable and informative about Roman history and culture, so friendly and thoughtful, and was just an amazing tour-guide. We were so happy to have toured Rome in one day with Nick as our guide – and knew that we would have not gotten such a great experience had we booked with a larger group organized by the cruise line. We will be back to Rome some day, and when we do, we have every intention of connecting with Nick again!! Thank you Nick for such a fabulous day – we are passing your contact info to anyone we know who will be visiting magnificent Rome in the future.
I just returned from a trip to Rome. I had a great experience. Nicks professionalism and expertise gave me a real feel for Rome and Italy. Nick guides you through Rome and all it has to offer while providing local details that enhances your experience. Changes in itinerary or suggestions are welcomed and accommodated. The experience was top drawer professional, very interesting, but most of all relaxed and FUN!!!
Have a great time!!!
if you are looking to see Italy the right way, Nick is your man! Nick is very knowledgeable about the history of each sight, informative but never rushed. I could have never seen as much as I did and in the end I made a very good friend. Thank you so much and we will meet again!…
This was our first time to travel to Rome and we were nervous about using a transportation service. However, you were there for us and on time for all three of our transfers (airport to hotel; hotel to port; and hotel back to airport). It was great to know we had someone to count on. If we are ever in Rome again, you can be sure we will give you a call. Thank you for the great service and piece of mind.
Jim & Donna Howard
Kansas City, MO USA
Nick took my family and I (all seven of us) on a fantastic day trip around Rome. He is incredibly knowledgeable and was engaging the entire day. In addition, he saved us considerable time when helping us get tickets for our visit to The Coliseum which allowed us to skip a very long line at the site.
Nick took us by the Jesuit church and school which was of personal interest to our family. He did this by listening to our conversation and without being asked. We also shared lunch with Nick at a great little out of the way spot which was very affordable.
I would not take a trip to Rome without making Nick a part of it!!!
As the snow falls and temps plummet, we think of a wonderful warm, sunny day in Rome with you in September. Three of our four children and all four of their spouses had been to Italy before us and told us we wouldn’t be able to see much of Rome in one day. They were quite surprised when we told them all we had been able to do and see that day.
We had never used a private tour before in our travels but we no longer want to drive ourselves and were not looking forward to the big bus tours. Thank you so much for a wonderful, informative, surprising day! We learned so much from you about what we were seeing. It was great to be able to ask questions and talk about many different things. What a great way to see the world! Private tours will be our first choice from now on and when we return to Italy, you will be our first choice. And please thank Robert for our great day in Tuscany! Both days were filled with exactly the things we wanted to do and see – at our pace!
Thank you – you have changed our way of traveling in the future!
Eldon and Patricia
Nick’s personalized tour service took our vacation experience to a whole new level. He and his drivers know of excellent local places to see and eat, many of which are not on the beaten “tour bus” path. And when they are, he avoids those crowds by knowing their schedules and taking you to those places when they are not around, filling in the extra time with great little side excursions, like the “keyhole”, that you would never experience in a large group.
Nick was fun, personable, extremely knowledgeable, and instinctively knew when to be a talking tour guide and when to provide you with some family “space” to enjoy the experience on your own.
I highly recommend him to anyone.
Thanks Nick, for a unexpectedly wonderful experience in Italy! See you again soon…the Mocks. (Jim, Trisha, Kaitlyn and Lindsey – Norwegian EPIC Barcelona cruise, 5/29/2011. Nick served us in Livorno, Rome, and Naples.)
WE JUST GOT HOME AND WANTED TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED YOUR TOURS. YOU MADE US FEEL LIKE FAMILY. THE PERSONAL TOUCH YOU GAVE US ON THE TOURS WILL LAST FOREVER. YOU GO THE EXTRA MILE TO ALLOW US TO SEE EVERYTHING THAT OTHERS DON’T.
I WILL PASS ON YOU INFO TO EVERYONE I KNOW THAT ARE GOING TO VISIT ITALY.
I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ON OUR FUTURE VISITS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE AND A WONDERFUL TIME.
JOE AND TRISH MASTICOLA
RIDLEY PARK, PA. USA
Dearest Nick and Staff,
Its been a long time since we have departed Rome but we just can’t get you and your fabulous staff Out of our minds. Nick, I have to say without your company at our side we never would have been able to see And learn as much as we did. Since cruising is so demanding as far as a time schedule goes your staff gave us the opportunity To make the most of every moment without feeling rushed or pressured!!! My son Dominick still speaks of how much he Learned from your tour. You were our own personal HISTORY teacher and it was greatly appreciated!!! We are definitely coming back to ROME This summer and will enjoy ever minute of your services!!! Our many Thanks to you for a fabulous JOB!! Please send our great appreciation To Dominick our driver in Naples, and Frabritzio in Florence , as we will visit them again this summer as well.
Can’t wait to see you !!!
Chow for Now,
Dominick, Tracie, Samantha
Nicolette & Lil Dominick
Minervini – Summer 07
I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful day. Our friends were a little nervous to have a private guide but haven’t stop talking about our tour in Rome. The rest of the tour went great just got home at 0230 today July 4th wanted to say thanks.
By the way did you know we missed Pope by 10 min? He said Mass Saturday night in St Peters at 1700?
We will also go to web site and make comments.
Once Again THANK YOU.
If you every come to America and want to visit CT let me now I’ll give you a tour!!
Linda and I had a fantastic tour of Rome with Giuseppe (?). We had a full day, a great time, and the wonderful memories are now a part of our trip.
Thank you for this tour and for our transfer from the airport to Hotel Cicerone on the 5th. We are looking forward to the tour you have arranged for us in Naples tomorrow morning. Per your message, we will look for our name when we depart the Grand Princess about 8am.
Please convey our appreciation to Giuseppe.
Jim & Linda
Recently my husband and I took Nick around Rome for just a day. We did not have a lot of time. Without Nick and his professionalism and expertise we would not have enjoyed ourselves. I have been in the travel industry 22 years and Nick is one of the best. Both partners in our firm have used him and been thrilled. I refer clients to him all the time.
Director of Leisure Services
Triad Travel Group LLC
I wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Hailey and I am a travel agent with World Travel Holdings. (We own CruisesOnly) I have sent several clients to you over the last year based on the recommendation of one of my clients.
Recently, 3 couples including a Mr.. and Mrs.. Bennett (Art and Nola) used your services, I just got off the phone with Nola and she had nothing but wonderful praises for you! I am not surprised because every client that I have sent your way has had the best service from you!
I wanted to let you know who I am because you had asked who referred them to you. I am pleased to say that I will continue to refer clients to you with the knowledge that you are providing the best tours and service possible!
Thank You so much for taking such great care of my clients and from now on, I will be sure to send you an email to let you know the names of who I am referring. My client that told me about you had actually used John but Nola advised me he is no longer with you so now I know to give my clients your name.
Senior Vacation Expert
800-278-4737 ext 35953
I returned from Italy two weeks ago but am only now getting a chance to write you. Thank you so much for your wonderful tours and the transports. We had a great time, you are very knowledgeable about your country and all the art and history and we truly enjoyed the time we spent with you.
Everything turned out great at the Villa – we had so much fun and did rent a car for the rest of the vacation so the rocky and steep driveway was really not a problem. It was wonderful to spend time in Italy with my family and friends and you helped make it special. Thanks again!
Anna Maria Gentile
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
503 E Jackson Street, #139
Tampa, Florida 33602
Nick—Would like to thank you for the wonderful service your company provided. All three cities where wonderful, the guides where great. I will recommend your company to anyone I know who is going to your area. Thanks again!
My husband, friends and I just wanted to let you know what a great experience we had on our tour with Pepe! He was a fabulous guide with lots of great historical information in addition to lots of interesting personal info about the people and places in Rome. We had such a limited amount of time to see everything due to our schedule, but Pepe definitely helped us to make the absolute most of it. He managed our time extremely well, including returning us exactly on time at 1:15p to the airport to catch our cruise shuttle. Despite fitting so many sites into such a short time frame, we never felt rushed by him and even felt like he was trying to show us as much as he could without our asking for more. He was very pleasant to talk to and took care of us well. Because of this very positive experience, we have already shared info about TopToursinItaly.com and Pepe with our friends and family with strong recommendations and will most definitely consider returning to Italy in the future with Top Tours in Italy. We always know that we take a big chance when dealing with services online and we are very happy that this turned out to be a worthwhile experience. Please extend our thanks to Pepe!!!
Arrived home last evening and just wanted to drop you a quick line to tell you how satisfied we were with your company’s services, especially Peep. The whole Family enjoyed time spent in Rome, on the road to Sorrento, and the Tour in Pompeii with Peep, (Vincenzo in Pompeii was very good also). Everyone wished that he was available on the day for the Vatican Tour.
Pepe’s knowledge of ancient Rome was amazing, the boys enjoyed his knowledge, humor and everyone had a great time. He was very courteous to me and the issues of my handicap, he made an extra special effort to have the car brought around to assist me. The car was great and comfortable, making the ride to Sorrento enjoyable. (please pass these thoughts on to him)
I only wish I had looked into including your services for transfer from Venice to Rome, and then from Naples to Rome on the day we left (instead of flying from Naples to Rome).
I will use you as a referral should I have the opportunity with any friends traveling to Italy
Thanks again (Grazie’)
We are back home and settled down,and would like to thank you for the great private tour you gave us Wed Oct 14 in Rome. It was a perfect day with a great lunch to top it off.
We were able to see so many sights and learn so much from you we felt it was well worth our time & money. Forgot to mention that the tour next day in Pisa & Florence with “Matt” was exceptionally good. He also was very knowledgeable and well mannered, helpful; and spoke good english. Took us to lunch nice little place it also was a great day. I informed our Travel agent what a very good job you did. When we return to Rome we will definately call you to help us around. Thanks again!
Sincerely Joe & Sandy Wilhoit
Michael, Zach, Jake and I sure enjoyed our tour of Rome on July 22. Thank you for making it such a memorable day! See below for the comments I sent to the travel agent that set up the tour for us. Take care.
We are back in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA!
I want to let you know once again how much we appreciated the tour of Rome. It was very interesting and informative, and if any of any of our friends should need a guide in the future, we will be sure to recommend you!
We arrived home to Kansas City safely and finally recovering from the jet lag.
We would like to thank you so much for making our trip to Italy so memorable. You were kind, had a wonderful knowledge base and so professional. Our family really enjoyed you. Your services really saved me with my “bum knee”.
We’ve told everyone we know about you and your company.
I am hoping that you will reap some future business from our friends and colleagues.
We’ve been enjoying the nice gifts you gave us as well. Until our paths cross again . . .
Sherry and Mark Humphrey family
Dear Nick and Peppe too–
Thank you for the wonderful service you provided us the other day from Rome to Assisi and then to Florence. Thanks to Peppe’s excellent driving and keeping us on schedule we managed to see everything in Assisi that we hoped to see in the 3 hours we had there–and he even got us to Florence in time to have dinner with the rest of our big tour group there. Everything could not have gone better. We were all very happy with the way things went. It was nice for the 4 of us to relax in Peppe’s nice van while he did the driving. And Assisi is such a pretty Medieval village that we all wish we could go back there someday, perhaps stay there a few days, so we could wander around on the streets, and have more time to explore the old churches connected with St. Francis. If we get back to Italy in the next few years we will certainly keep you all and your company in mind for private van service.
A lot of celebrations coming up here. My 64th birthday is tomorrow (26 Nov), then Thursday is our American holiday Thanksgiving, and of course in December is Christmas. A happy holiday season to you all.
Frank (and Patricia) Johnson
(and from Ralph and Midge Mirandi too)
Thank you for providing an OUTSTANDING driver and guide for us last week! Pepe was wonderful and took us to places we would never have seen without him. The four of us had a truly memorable day, and I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our day with Pepe! Please extend our thanks to him, also.
I do regret that the airport pick up driver Tuesday morning did not call the hotel to let us know he had car trouble. Fortunately, the desk manager called you for us and then arranged a taxi to get us to the airport in time for check-in and our flight.
Each of us will certainly recommend you to our friends when they are planning a trip to Rome!
Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic tour of Rome with Robert last week. We feel that we saw as much in 6 hours as we could have seen on our own in many days. Thanks for a memorable time.
This is long overdue, but I figure we all like to receive good reports– even when they are slow in coming! I do apologize for not emailing sooner!
We had a wonderful time on our Meditarranean Cruise , and I especially want to thank you for the tours we had in Italy with Raphaella, Marizio, and Dominico. The two special guides, Sasha at Pompeii and Manuella at The Vatican Museum , were also top notch. All the tours covered so much ground and we saw so much in a short time; that would never have occured on a bus trip.As we were nearing the end of our day in Rome, my sister wanted to check off on her map what we had seen just so she would remember. There were 16 things; we had seen them all! Of course, we had to keep moving, but we never felt rushed. All the people you sent for us were professional yet personable. I also loved that they were all so passionate about what they were showing us; this was more than just a job— and it showed! It is indeed a small world anymore and I have already forwarded information about your company to two other groups who will be traveling there next year! I’m sure all your people are good, but I know we would request these specific people again. Thanks again for your part in making our dream trip come true. If we ever come again ,we will be in touch for sure! I have been prayng for continued healing for you from your accident and know God answers prayer! All the best in 2009– God bless!
Mary Ann and Keith Eckhart
Our cruise was in late July/ Beginning of August. We actually were there during the major heat wave Europe went thru over the summer. I have attached some photo’s we took with you. MY most enjoyable moment And favorite picture was taken from the restaurant you brought us to for lunch. I can’t quite remember the name of it but I can sure remember the food and outstanding service we received. Oh and not to forget the BEST part the magnificent view!!! That will be our first stop when we return!!! I have given your name and email address to friends who will also be traveling to Italy this summer. I have highly recommended your services to them as it would be a BIG mistake to visit Italy and see what you gave us the opportunity to see. See You this summer!!!
Dominick & Tracy Minervini
Nutley, New Jersey
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