John & Sarah, USA

Oh, my goodness, Panos, thank you so much for the incredible trip plans you made for my husband and daughter... they had an amazing time. They said every detail of the trip was perfect, even down to a notification when one of the ferry was going to be late! You did a fantastic job with all the choices so needless to say if and when we come back to Greece, we will definitely use your services again, and I have told other people about your company too! It was a fabulous experience working with you!

Thank you again so so much. Yassoo!


Greg, Merinda, Ann, & Ron, USA

Hi Nico,

All elements of the trip were great and things went very smoothly. Merinda and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip and were happy we chose you and your company to work with. Thanks for all you did to make this a great experience for us.

Greg & Merinda

Colleen & Angel, USA

Hello Nico,

Yes, it will be hard to adjust because it was truly an escape. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves. It was perfect. The convenience of the locations, the beautiful hotels, the transfers were painless. The private tours being on the 2nd morning was perfect timing. We explored a bit the first day and then truly got our bearings during the tours. The guides were all top notch and mixed a bit of history, architecture, local culture with great stories and tips such as using the metro or visiting the Museo de Baile Flamenco over other venues.

Great. We weren't sure about the two-day bus pass in Madrid, but as it turned out, one of our two days was rainy and we used it all day. I could go on and on. So glad that we chose this option on our very first euro trip.

It was so worth it and we learned a lot.

The quality of each segment of the trip, down to the travel itinerary and support were exceptional.

Lastly, your personal assistance at every step was so reassuring. We truly appreciated the wonderful personal touch of surprising us with a bottle of champagne. It was such a touching surprise. We enjoyed!

We will look forward to working with you again.

Thanks so much!


Colleen & Angel

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Balasingham & Family, Canada

Hi Danae & Faye,

Thanks for all your help and support we had a wonderful and Enjoyable Holiday. The Tour was very well planed and organized. All tour guides as well as who helped us from Arrival to Departure from Egypt are remarkable.

Our Special Thanks to Marcus and Andrew from Sakara Travel did an excellent job. Beside the hot weather we still enjoyed our trip to Egypt.

Our Special thanks to Faye and Danae doing such a wonderful job towards our trip. That was an excellent work. I have already recommended to our families and friend to use your services for future travel.

Thank You.

Best Regards

B.Vasantharoopan Family

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Mayra & Rene, USA

Hi Anastasia!

Thank you!! Our trip was beyond amazing! Wow wow wow!!! We fell in love with Greece! We can’t wait to go back and take our families!

We also want to retire in Greece! We can’t say enough great things about Greece and our wonderful trip! We loved the historical sites of Athens, the upbeat and active vibes of Mykonos, the romantic sunsets and views in Santorini, and the wonderful scenery and delicious food in Crete! Thank you for helping us book this dream come true honeymoon for us! It was 100 times better than we ever imagined!

Thank you for all the tips and suggestions while we were there and helping us book the activities during our trip, we wouldn’t have had such an awesome trip without your help! Thank you again! Attached are some pictures of our trip, as you can see we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! :)

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Nina & Nick, USA

Hi Nico!

Our honeymoon was amazing, we love Italy!!

John & Jenn, USA

We had a great time and everything with Travelive worked out perfectly! We will definitely use Travelive when we plan our vacation to Egypt! Thanks. Our first of many adventures to come...

Marie, Hassan, Carol & Mary, USA

Hello Faye,

I just wanted to email you and let you know we had a great trip. Everyone and everything was very on time and organized. The Egyptologists were great. Mohamed on the ship and Andrew in Cairo. We also enjoyed Abu Simbel with Sayed. (note sure if this is the correct name for that Egyptologists)?

The ship we were sent to; I don't believe it was the same name given on our trip info. The ship we were on in 2000 had rooms that were bigger. The stay at the hotels were also great.

All in all, you were correct we did have a great time. Hope to use you again in our upcoming trips.

Thanks for you patients with us and our well planned trip to EGYPT.


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Richard & Pam, USA

Dear Nico,

I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I was swamped the day we returned and I'm just catching up before I leave on a business trip Monday. Just let me say Pam and I enjoyed our trip to Greece immensely.

The scenery, food, accommodations and, most of all, the Greek people make this one of our favorite trips ever. Everything you arranged was provided smoothly and seamlessly with no problems over 14 days.

We really enjoyed Athens and our guide, Vicky was especially knowledgeable and gave us wonderful insights of Greek history and prepared us for the Acropolis and the terrific museum. Highly recommended! We actually found Athens to be a wonderful city and enjoyed walking around and taking in the culture and everyday life. Our hotel was situated very well and the rooftop views amazing.

Santorini was as spectacular and breathtaking as we expected. Pictures simply do not do it justice. The Alta Mare was a great choice and we loved our little cave room with the outside jacuzzi and spent many hours just relaxing and sipping wine admiring our view.

George never overlooked any detail and made us feel at home and welcomed at all times. He arranged a sunset cruise which was one of the highlights of our trip.

The ship and crew were terrific, the beaches and waters excellent and the barbecue was first class. We made some very fast friends with a United Nations of people from China to Peru to Australia and New Zealand. We also enjoyed the beautiful restaurant at the Andronis and used the spa several times. The only downside for us was the amount of stairs to get to and from our room. When we go back, maybe we can find a room a little closer to the top, but I minor complaint when judging our overall satisfaction.

The high speed boat to Mykonos was fine and the Petasos was fantastic. We had a great room close to everything and enjoyed the pool area, spa and the many restaurants at the beach a short walk away. We had a great evening at one of the restaurants with Greek dancing that was a lot of fun. Even the Sofitel at the airport was very nice and they took great care of us. Talk about convenient to the airport!

All in all, a very enjoyable experience and very professionally handled by you and your team at Travelive.

Thanks again for the great trip.

Best Regards,


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Kim & David, USA

Planning our 40th anniversary to Italy seemed like a daunting task until we contacted Nico.

The itinerary he planned for us made us feel like royalty.

Accommodation was exceptional and our trip to Venice, Tuscany and Rome had a seamless flow thanks to his detailed knowledgeable planning.

We have nothing but positive things to say about our trip.

Well informed guides, fruit & wine in our room and beautiful hotels & villas made us appreciate

Nico’s and travel2italy’s expertise.

Many thanks for a trip of a lifetime!

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Wilson Family, USA


I want to thank you for helping us with a wonderful vacation. I have great photos! We all had a fantastic time, all your plans worked perfectly except for a little delay getting together with our Athens tour guide (we were all in the lobby, but we did not recognize each other.)

The hotel was fabulous, we got upgraded cruise cabins, and the teens were amazingly entertained and interested!. I hope I will need you in the future!


Mary & Mark, USA

Hi Marina,

We have just returned from our Egypt trip, a trip of a lifetime! A big THANK YOU to you, Travelive, and everyone we interacted with from Sakkara Tours.

The entire trip was perfectly orchestrated and could not have been better. The itinerary was balanced with just the right amount of site seeing and time to relax. Starting in Cairo for a few days followed by the Nile Cruise and returning to Cairo for a grand finale at Giza and Sakkara was fantastic.Even the days on the cruise were well balance between site seeing and cruising.

I would not have changed anything on our itinerary except for one small thing. Visiting the El Khalili Bazaar was a bit overwhelming on the first day. Otherwise everyday was unique and wonderful. Abu Simbel was our absolute favorite site and should not be missed!

All the people from the local company Sakkara Tours were great. Marcus and Andrew in Cairo were especially wonderful. Marcus was so attentive to every detail and made arrangements to accommodate our every desire. Andrew was very knowledgeable and although we had read about the things we would be seeing on our trip, he was able to supplement and provide invaluable information and a local perspective.

Many of our friends and family questioned our decision to visit Egypt at this time considering the events over the past year. We would like to express that we felt completely safe and plan to encourage everyone who has ever considered visiting Egypt to go.

Our experience with Travelive has been so positive from our initial request for information that we are already talking about saving and planning for our next trip to Greece and Turkey.

Thank you,

Mary & Mark

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George, Alicia, Nicolaos & Nareeya, Zambia

Dear Nico,

Thank you for the mail and may I say the trip was unforgettable, simply amazing, thank you very much.

Attached are just a few photos, it was indeed fantastic and the engagement so perfect.

I will be sure to get in touch with you for any future travel plans as this was definitely only the beginning.

Kind Regards,


Tina & Gregory, USA


I am a skeptical New Yorker but I was overwhelmed at the quality of the trip that you planned for us. After a disappointing experience with another travel “specialist” I feel very lucky to have found you and Travelive. Because I was planning a trip for a big anniversary I really wanted to explore various possibilities before making a final choice. I had a good idea what I wanted but I also wanted the input of an expert.You went above and beyond what I expected from a travel agent, patiently guiding me through the entire process and never rushing me or pushing me toward things I didn’t want. You never hesitated to answer my MANY questions and your expertise was welcome. You listened to what I described as my ideal trip and planned several different itineraries to provide me with outlines in the various price ranges that I requested. The “proof is in the pudding” as they say and now that I’ve returned I can tell you that Travelive offers a QUALITY experience. I’m fussy at this point in my life and I can now vouch for the fact that if anyone wants a luxurious no-hassle experience this is where they're going to get it.

Anyone who has traveled knows that sometimes things happen when traveling and one has to be a bit adaptable but there is no doubt that this makes traveling stressful sometimes. But the fact that Travelive gave us a number to call in the rare event that something did go wrong goes a long way to insuring a stress-free trip. We had one minor glitch which was immediately taken care of when I called Isadora from the airport. To be able to call someone else to handle problems allowed us to just relax and enjoy our well earned trip and that's a feature you don't get from every travel agency where often you're forgotten by the time you’re actually on your trip. The quality didn't stop there however. We loved the choices of 5 star hotels and all three offered us not only upgrades but all sorts of little amenities to help celebrate our 25th anniversary. People could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The private transports arranged made traveling in and between cities exceptionally comfortable and convenient and they were even able to accommodate special requests and time changes. We rode in comfort, we rode in style. My husband loved not having to drive or haul luggage on trains. The guides chosen for us were amazing in their depth of knowledge and their lively personalities and we loved all the tours. (especially since our guides enabled us to skip the long lines and just walk right in to most places!)

From start to finish I felt we were getting the best and I will not hesitate to use Travelive again and to recommend you to others.

Thank you for a memorable anniversary trip!

Molte Grazie!


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Hyder & Aneela, Saudi Arabia

Hi Mina,

Hope you are well.

Sorry i could not get back earlier. Me and my wife would like to thank you for arranging one of the best trips we ever had. You and your team made this happen to the very detail. The timely pickup, drop off, the tours and hotels, everything was just perfect. The Karavan tour team was very professional.

I cant thank enough for the beautiful surprise birthday cake for my wife at Hotel Charisma. I am not sure if you arranged it or the hotel staff, but it was wonderfull.

Turkey is such a beautiful country and we can't wait to get back next year. On our return journey my wife was already planning where we will be going next time when in Turkey. Thank you again for your and teams great services and we look forward to planning our next holiday with you.

Best Regards,


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Keilah & Michael, USA


Michael and I would like to say thank you again for your help in planning our honeymoon. We had a trip of a lifetime and you had an integral part in that!


Carolyn & Mark Black, USA

Hi Mina,

Firstly, THANK YOU for a very special Egypt experience. It was amazing to have our own guide & driver everywhere we went, not to mention being met at the airport & having everything taken care of from that point, including checking into the hotel. It all went extremely smoothly. The local company you chose to use were professional, courteous & knowledgeable.

Secondly, we would like you to pass on our appreciation of the following people who really went out of their way to make our trip memorable:

Hassan & driver Amir – a great introduction to Cairo. Hassan REALLY spoilt us, even managing to arrange an upgrade to a suite for our last night in Cairo. Amr was a driver extraordinaire!

John & Amr – made our 2 days in Cairo memorable. John is a guide to be treasured. Ancient history came alive with him. Amr was another exceptional driver

Ashraf – a great guide for our cruise. He coped with my husband’s sense of humor, becoming a great friend.

Thanks again

Carolyn & Mark

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Laura & Alan, USA

Nico & Isidora,

We want to thank you both for the outstanding service Travelive offered for our Greece and Italy trip. We travel very often, and have been many places but it's the first time we had such an amazing experience. From the time we left JFK airport until we arrived back, everything went smoothly. The drivers, the hotels, the tours.. everything was top of the line - and your service was excellent. Even when we needed an English speaking dentist, you found one just a block from our hotel and fit the appointment into a small window of time. I want to thank you again for the exceptional service.

All the hotels we stayed at were stunning. Excellent accommodations and first rate staff with impeccable service. Our favorite was the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.

Our tour guide in Athens was outstanding. Knowledgeable, friendly engaging and personable. We enjoyed every moment of the tour.

Our driver in Greece was also exceptional. He made us feel at ease the minute we got in his car.

It is always a shot in the dark when you find a company through a search on Google. Alan was skeptical when I first presented the itinerary and idea to him about using your services. What we got far exceeded our expectations. We thank you both for making everything so easy and excellent. Thank you.

Laura & Alan

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Heidy & Frank, Australia

Hi Marina and all the Staff at Travelive,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

We have just returned from our holidays that you put together for us and without a doubt it was the best holiday we have ever had. Every single thing went like clockwork. Every pick up was there at the airports and hotels, always on time. All our guides were fantastic, friendly and efficient and very knowledgeable.

Our Hotels were absolutely great. The Hilton upgraded us as did the Petasos Resort. We loved the Petasos, and what a great position it is in. So close to the beach and lots of restaurants. It was truly beautiful. The Rocabella was very unusual and we had the loft room The sunset from our room was unforgettable. We fell in love with Santorini along with another million people that were on the island.

Egypt was so interesting and we were picked up at the airport by the very efficient Sakkara Group Tours. Everything was there for us. Even to go to Alexandria we had the driver and a chaperone. Our guide was also very good. The JW Marriott was an amazing Hotel, and if I had to comment about anything negative it would be that it was a long way from the city, albeit close to the airport. In fact we didn't mind being away from the city, as it was more relaxing for us. The Hotel is Amazing.

Our Cruise on the Nile Goddess was also fantastic and we enjoyed everyday on it. We were very fortunate as we met some very nice people-1 couple from Sydney and 1 couple from Canada. We had our tours together and we certainly became friends by the end of the trip.

Again I would like to thank you for putting together such an efficient and wonderful holiday. It was a pleasure dealing with you and I will certainly recommend you to my friends.

Yours Gratefully

Heidy & Frank

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Melba, Charles, July & Bill, USA


Just wanted to thank you for the good planning and advice for our trip to Greece. Our accommodations were good. We especially liked Mykonos Palace. The staff there was awesome, especially the manager. She went beyond the call to help us in every way. Our guide in Athens to the Acropolis, whose first name was Anna, could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful. She was very kind and assisted us in every way needed. The suggestion from you to get a private tour was so right. We moved right through the crowds with our able guide and watched the large groups dealing with all sorts of confusion.Our hotel in Santorini was so convenient to everything. We walked to restaurants and shopping and enjoyed the pool. All of the transfers went like clockwork and the drivers were very courteous.

If we can ever use your services again, it would be with the utmost confidence.

Thanks again.


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Susan, George, Candace & Pauline, USA

Hello Nico,

The trip was outstanding! A dream!

From start to finish it was smooth sailing and we loved every experience you planned for us.

The tour guides in each city were so personable and professional while at the same time so full of knowledge and love for their city. I learned so much and so enjoyed each of them.

The cooking tour was a definite highlight, and we all fell in love with Chef Fabio for his generosity.

Thank you for making my dream trip a reality.


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Ed & Jane, USA

Hello Marina,

Thank you for making what were seamlessly perfect arrangements, problem free, that allowed us to enjoy the travel.



Brianna & Daniel, USA

Hi Marina,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I have been meaning to write to you. Our trip was absolutely incredible! It was truly a trip of a lifetime. Everything was so perfect and we felt a sense of relief knowing that you and your colleagues at Travelive took care of every little detail for us. Both hotels were amazing!

At the Mykonos Grand we met other honeymooners or anniversary goers from around the world. The staff was kind and courteous and catered to our every need. From buffing our sunglasses, to the cold towels by the pool and fresh sorbet they really made you feel like a star. They even greeted us every morning asking us how we slept and made sure to make a point of saying that we should come back once our baby is born in October. I LOVED the hotel and to be honest, we only went into the town of Mykonos for a little while since we had everything we wanted right there at the hotel. The bus service that takes hotel customers from the hotel to the town was wonderful and we greatly appreciate this service. I do wish though that it ran in the afternoon in addition to the evening. Since I am pregnant, we were not going out partying it down at night so the bus schedule was sometimes not in line with our schedule and activities we wanted to partake in.

The Andronis was also incredible. We were awestruck by the bell boys ability to carry ALL of our luggage in one swoop down the cliff to our room. Our room was incredible and we really enjoyed the in-suite sauna. The breakfast was to die for and we thought we had literally died and gone to heaven. Once again the hotel staff went above and beyond and they even offered us a free dessert, app and a virgin drink for me on our last night. Absolutely incredible! I cannot say enough good things about these resorts and their staff. I could go on and on and would be happy to provide you with a formal review of each if you would like.

The Catamaran tour was an adventure of a lifetime. There was a total of 8 of us on the boat which was a very nice group. My husband had a BLAST. Unfortunately, I got seasick and spent the majority of the time underneath in the cabin trying not to throw up but I can’t say enough how kind the crew was. The captain and his crew brought me hot lemon water, gave me blankets, and even made me a special dinner that would be more agreeable to a upset tummy. They went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and not embarrassed and kept assuring me that me feeling icky was actually a good sign for the baby (which it is J). On the way back home from the catamaran tour I once again was not feeling well and needed to ask the transport driver to pull over. After getting violently sick- the driver and all of the passengers were so nice to me and really made an embarrassing situation feel that much better.

I cannot say enough how kind and courteous the Greek people are. I have never met more kind folk in my life. Our trip was so amazing and I would suggest Greece and Travelive to anyone who asks. We are indeed hoping to go back again one day and will be reaching out to you again to help with our travel coordination.

Thank you so much for all that you have done and for making our babymoon/honeymoon so unforgettable. I have attached a few pictures here for you to see (it was hard to choose as we have hundreds!)



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Desiree & Keith, USA

Dear Mina,

In September, my husband and I were finally able visit Italy, a trip that each of us has waited a lifetime to take and is one that we had been actively planning and saving for three years. As amazing as we each knew this trip would be before we stepped on that airplane, the reality is that the trip was so much MORE than we ever could have imagined, and you were a big part of that.

This trip was years in the making for us – when we finally decided it was time to stop saying, “Someday we’ll visit Italy,” we hit the Internet to research all of the possible places to visit and started asking everyone we knew who had visited Italy for advice on where to go, what to do, etc. By the time we were ready to start booking our travels we felt we had a really good idea of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see, but we needed help with booking hotels, trains and still had a few lingering questions to help us narrow down our final itinerary. However, we found ourselves quickly discouraged as it felt as if every travel agency we contacted fell into two categories: The first was only interested in selling us first-class, all the way and told us flat out that our budget wasn’t something they could work with; the second already had pre-planned trips and itineraries that, although they would advertise were “customizable,” really weren’t, after all.

Then we found you – from the very beginning you were quick to answer our questions (and I know we had a lot!) and completely honored our travel budget. You helped us narrow down our itinerary and helped us find little ways here and there to save us money (i.e. when we wanted to go to Capri for a night, you arranged for our hotel in Sorrento to hold our luggage for us for a night so we didn’t have to pay portage fees on the ferry to Capri.) You also very much listened to us and our wishes. When we told you the one thing we really, really wanted was an amazing sea view in Sorrento, and that we were willing to stay at less fancy hotels along our other stops in order to make this work on our budget, you more than delivered. Our view in Sorrento was so amazing that we found ourselves bringing dinner back to the hotel just so we could sit on our balcony and enjoy the view some more. We also had an equally amazing view at our hotel in Capri – by far one of the most memorable. As a matter of fact, when both saw the views at these hotels, we both said, “We really need to thank Mina!”

When we were unclear of where exactly to stay in Tuscany, you steered us toward Villa Cicolina and Montepulciano – also an amazing, stunningly beautiful place to stay, visit and get lost in. My husband and I would both go back to Villa Cicolina and the town of Montepulciano in a heartbeat – it really is an amazing place to visit!

Our hotels in Rome and Venice were also wonderful, with great staff and great locations. The winery tour, gondola ride and small group tours in Rome, Vatican City and Venice were top-notch. Really, our only complaint about the trip is that it’s over :)

THANK YOU and your staff for helping us with our trip. It was the trip of a lifetime and is one that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We will, without a doubt, recommend you and your services to anyone we know who is planning a trip to Italy and if we are fortunate enough to visit Italy again in the future, you will be our very first call!


Desiree & Keith

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Jim & Whitney, USA

Hi Mina!

I've been meaning to thank you for a while now. Our honeymoon was amazing and all the logistics were perfect and extremely easy. We even got upgraded rooms both in Mykonos and Santorini. Thank you and everyone else involved for making it such a care free adventure!


Jim & Whitney

Gayle & Family, USA


Thanks for your follow-up. We do not know how we could have been better taken care of. The guides and other personnel were outstanding and we had no problems. We could not believe the personal attention we were given.

Any of our friends who are planning a trip, we are recommending your company. Our two trips have been excellent.

Thanks so much,


Mara & Barbara, USA

I have wanted to go to Greece for as long as I can remember. So I decided to treat myself for my birthday this year. I've traveled to Europe before and planned everything myself, but not really knowing much about Greece and wanting the trip to be perfect, I sought out the professionals.

Nico is the person that helped me. He was so helpful and patient. I pretty much just gave him the dates we wanted to travel and my budget, and he planned EVERYTHING. I can't tell you how much less stressed I was not having to worry about transportation.With all the flights and airport transfers already scheduled, we just had to show up! And the tours he picked out were just the perfect sample of each island we went to. And just the right amount of time at each destination.

Our historic tour of Athens and the Acropolis was so interesting and awe inspiring. On Santorini island the volcano and hot springs tour was great, our wine tour even better. Getting to taste new wines from a different part of the world and learn about them was awesome. Not to mention, the tour guide was hilarious AND informative. In Reythymno, on Crete island we learned all about Greek mythology and the origins of the Minoan people. Fascinating!

He even knew that free time was the best thing for us on Mykonos. We wandered the city each day and then came back to our hotel to sit on the porch and watch the sun set each day. It was beautiful. All the hotels were very nice and conveniently located. The first hotel and the last hotel both had birthday treats for me! Working in hospitality myself, it's those little things that make events in life memorable.

One of the most noticeable things though, was the kindness of the Greek people. Everywhere we went, anyone was willing to help and very patient. That obviously goes for all the staff members who took care of us during our stay. I can't say enough about them! It felt like we were guests in their home. They are proud of their country and you can see it.

I don't usually like to travel to the same place twice, but this might be worth an encore. Thank you so much Nico!

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Oba Family, USA

Hi Dina!

It was THE BEST trip for us!


Lisa, Steve, Sandra, & Thomas, USA

Dear Mina,

Just wanted to let you know that we have arrived back home from what was perhaps the best adventure of our lives so far! We had an outstanding visit to Italy, Rome, Florence and Venice. ! I am speaking on behalf of Steve and Sandra Norton as well. The four of us were most impressed with your services and felt very fortunate indeed to have such wonderful guides, a very special shout out to Fredericka. Fredericka was our guide to the Vatican and she was absolutely delightful and well informed. All the guides were superb and each had a special slant to the subject matter that they presented.

Our drivers to and from were of utmost professionalism, always on time, if not early! Our Discover Tuscany tour was perhaps our favorite as we ended up at the Casanova farm for a most delightful lunch and education on balsamic Vinegar.

Without hesitation I would recommend your services for anyone traveling to Italy or anywhere you go for that matter. We enjoyed every minute of our tour and will remember it always!

Attached are a few photos of our time Italy. The last photo of the bunch is in Venice where we had front row seats to the George Clooney wedding watch! We did indeed see George Clooney twice in his boat parade which made our Venice visit even more special.

Thank you again,


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Jaycob, Australia

Hi Dina,

Thank you, just got back yesterday actually and straight back to work (after Egypt we went to Mauritius and then Hong Kong, it was a very long holiday)!!

Egypt was absolutely amazing!!! Had such a great time. All the transfers were flawless, everyone at the Sakkara group were very friendly, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you so much for all your assistance throughout the planning of our trip.

I thought the Nile cruise and all the temples visited from Luxor to Aswan were the highlight of our trip, although I wish the cruise was a much longer!! The view from our floating room was beautiful a perfect seat to watch the sunset.

Abu Simbel was definitely worth seeing, I was amazed how they saved the temple by cutting it in pieces, and how massive it was. And the Pyramids did not disappoint at all!! The main attraction in Egypt was absolutely breathtaking.

It was definitely a memorable experience, I will recommend Egypt to anyone looking to travel, and to definitely book through Travelive.

Kind Regards,


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Stephanie & Jeff, USA

Hi Marina!

I have been meaning to tell you about the trip. Life is just so busy!

So everything was amazing, perfect, and so smooth. The two days in Athens was perfect. We had a great time! The history was so great to see. The walking tour lady was so nice and informative. The flight to Mykonos was seamless. The two days on Mykonos was perfect. Little Venice was so romantic and nice to walk around at night. The sunset was beautiful !!! The high speed boat was a great way to get to Santorini, we got to see a couple of different islands. And thank you for the first class, that was a treat!

In Santorini we did a wine tour. The guy was so much fun, very informative, and made for a great evening! We had a WONDERFUL time on the sunset cruise. The only thing is we didn't know you can jump in the water and swim. So I went in a dress and jeff in nice clothes. He was able to jump in with shorts on, I didn't. The hotel didn't mention it to use either, who knows! But it was SOOOO much fun, romantic, and beautiful sunset! Good food too! We went to one of the beaches in Santorini, wow it was hot! We rented a car and drove around, so much fun! We also went to the new Donkey Beer brewery! Oia was such a great spot, wow!

Our hotels were amazing! They all were so happy for us. The ''New Hotel" gave us treats and a bottle of wine. The room was perfect! The hotel in Mykonos, we think, gave us an upgrade. The bathroom was nearly bigger than my house! LoL The service was so nice and the view was amazing! In Oia the Andronis hotel was out of this world! They greeted us with champagne, they gave us such a nice room, they were SOOO helpful with ideas, getting us around, everything!!!! It was SO romantic! We had our own hot tub! The view was something I will always remember! The shops in Oia were great to walk around in at night. We ate dinner one night at a nice restaurant and watched the sunset.............I will never forget that!

All of our transfers were waiting for us. No delays, except for maybe the high-speed boat was a little late, but they said that's typical for those boats. It was a nice smooth ride!

I can't tell you how amazing the trip was!

Thank you again for all your work! I was a little nervous in the beginning, using a travel agency. I have always traveled using my own research (New Zealand, Thailand, around Europe, Alaska, Ecuador, etc), but the trip was perfect!


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Brittney & Casey, USA

Hi Marina,

I apologize for my delay in getting back to you, I have been busy getting caught back up with "real life" again. We had an absolutely amazing time in Italy and could not have been happier with the trip you booked for us. Some highlights were definitely our private tour guide to the Colosseum (he was wonderful and so informative), our stays at all the wonderful hotels you selected for us (my personal favorite probably The Rose Garden Palace), the delicious free daily breakfasts that we never missed, the excursion to the beautiful island of Capri and well so much more but those are just a few things to mention.We fell in love with Rome so it was hard to leave but we fully enjoyed our first class train ride to Florence and the drivers who met us- it really made everything so easy so we didn't even have to think which was exactly what I was looking for. From the people to the service and the food we couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon.

We have so many photos its almost overwhelming but I've attached a few favorites which you are welcome to post on your website. I will be sure to also spread the word to friends, family and colleagues who are looking to travel to any of the places you service. I am so happy I came across travelive and booked through you. I hope to start saving now so we can experience Greece and Spain next (which I will definitely be booking through travelive)!

Thanks for a fabulous honeymoon!


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Sourav & Trina, USA

Hi Dina,

We had a fabulous time in Egypt! Our trip was very well organized and the Sakkara tour representatives/guides especially in Cairo were extremely friendly and helpful. I wish we had some more time to visit Abu Simbel....maybe next time!

Thank you for creating a great itinerary for us - we certainly felt that we made most of our time.

Happy Holidays!

Sourav & Trina

Farrah & David, USA

Dear John,

I just want to personally thank you for all you did in our recent trip to Greece (Athens, Mykonos and Santorini) You did an exceptional job in arranging such wonderful and stress-free post-honeymoon for us. From the start, with my initial consultation you have been so patient with me by answering my million questions.

My husband and I are very pleased and impressed with everything. From airport transfers and pick-ups to the hotels you booked for us.From airport transfers and pick-ups to the hotels you booked for us. Acropolis Select was the perfect location for us in Athens since its only a few minutes' walk to almost all the attractions. The business class ferry accommodation from Mykonos to Santorini was a wonderful surprise. Mykonos Palace was wonderful as well, as it is only a few steps to the beach. It was getting better and better each location. Rocabella was amazing. Location was perfect, I didn't even want to leave at one point. The view of the sunset was outstanding. The staff at all the hotels were wonderful and we got a few freebies and even got upgraded in Sofitel in Athens. Thank you also for the list of recommendations you provided. We swam to almost all the beaches you mentioned in Mykonos. We had the best meal at Sunset Taverna in Ammoudi Bay and the sunset cruise was one of the highlights of our trip. It was indeed an experience of a lifetime. My husband even said he wants to go back every year (for someone who travels a lot and try not to go to the same place twice, that means so much).

Thank you again John and Travelive. I already recommended you to my friends who saw my pictures. WE will surely book with you again, hopefully Italy next. :)

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Alexandria & Family, USA

Hello Mina,

Just wanted to write a quick email to you to let you know we had an absolutely amazing vacation! We loved every city and every hotel we went to. Our tour guide in Athens, Nikolas, was wonderful and so knowledgeable. The Acropolis was incredible. Our hotel in Mykonos (The Petassos) was our favorite out of all the hotels we stayed at. We are sure to return there in the future. We had so much fun beach hopping and experiencing the Mykonos party scene at Super Paradise Beach. Naxos was so relaxing and had the most beautiful beaches along with one of the cutest port towns to walk around.

Santorini was absolutely breathtaking. The photos just don't do it justice. You truly have to see it in person to appreciate it. Our private catamaran ride around Santorini was probably the highlight of our trip. The crew was so kind and attentive and the boat was great. We loved swimming in the hot springs and snorkeling in the crystal clear water.

Then Crete was the perfect way to end our vacation. Staying at the Blue Palace Resort and Spa was the perfect way to relax and pamper ourselves before heading home.

All of our transfers were seamless except for our ride from the Santorini port to our hotel. Our ride got a bit messed up and was therefore delayed a little while. This did not put a damper on our trip in any way. Other than that one small thing everything about our trip was fantastic.

We want to thank you and your whole team for helping us plan and put together this once in a lifetime experience. We will definitely use Travelive again for future vacations.


Alexandria & Family

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Michelle & Family, USA

Hi Marina,

I have to say that our trip to Italy was amazing and a once in a lifetime experience. The country, the food, the wine and the people were all amazing. I can honestly say that Travelive came thru for us 100%!!! Everything went off without a hitch from the transfers, the hotel accommodations and the tours. The tour guides that you matched us up with were great people and so knowledgeable, we didn't just come back with amazing memories, we came back with tons of new knowledge about Italy and its history. I have to say Venice and the Amalfi Coast were unforgettable however Florence ended up to be my favourite city.

I have attached 4 pictures for you, 3 of my daughter, my husband and myself in Venice and one is the view that we had from our hotel room on the Amalfi Coast....that hotel was definitely a five star from the rooms, staff as well as all of the amenities, I have to say the pool right down at the ocean was great!!! My daughter even did the ice bucket challenge for ALS and dove right into the ocean after I poured the bucket of ice over her head while we were in Amalfi. I would definitely not hesitate to recommend Travelive to others or use the services again for another family vacation.

Thank you for the unforgettable memories!!!

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Micah & Mervin, Singapore

Hi John,

Just wanted to say thank you for helping us plan and arrange our dream holiday :)

We had a very memorable experience and we definitely enjoyed every city we've been to. All our hotels were awesome! Service of everyone including the transfers were superb!

Perhaps just one unpleasant experience was the boat transfer from Mykonos to Santorini, it was delayed and a bit of a chaos... Although that didn't spoil a thing.

Thank you so much for being part of our unforgettable vacation, you made it happen :)

Will contact you again for our next year's adventure!

Have a nice day!


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Joe & Sandy, USA

Hi Faye,

We just wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip to Venice and Amalfi. We could not be happier with everything you arranged.

The hotel in Venice was located in a quiet area away from hustle and bustle of Rialto and St. Mark’s. The staff and amenities were very good and the water taxi was very close. We found a couple of neighborhood restaurants that we really enjoyed close by. Perfect.

We don’t know if you performed some magic at the Santa Caterina, but we were upgraded to a Junior Suite upon arrival. Three balconies!!!! There are not enough adjectives to describe our experience at this fabulous hotel! It was simply perfect! But you already knew this. We cancelled our plans to visit Ravello just so we could spend a full day at the hotel, and so happy we did. EVERYONE from the concierge (all of them) down treated us like we were the only ones in the hotel.

Thank you so much for sending us to the Santa Caterina.

We definitely will return someday and when we do…we’ll call you.

Thank you, again.

Joe & Sandy

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Linda & Family, USA

Hi Faye,

I just wanted to thank you very much for planning and coordinating such a wonderful trip for my family! Everything went very smoothly, all of the transfers were on time and everyone was so nice. The service at each of the places we stayed was exceptional. Effie, our tour guide in Athens, shared so much information with us, and was just great. She also recommended Strofi for dinner, and we had a view of the Parthenon from our table!

We loved Casa Vitae, and visited several beaches while there; Elefonisi was absolutely the best beach I have ever been to. The location of the hotel made it very easy to walk to a nice restaurant, and the girls were able to have some time on their own as well. We rented a car for 2 days, and took the bus to a local beach another. One thing we learned was that the buses won't stop at the bus stop unless you flag them down! :-)

In Santorini, we ended up renting a car for 2 days also, because we thought it would be easier to get around. We went to Oia to watch the sunset, and ate at Katina Taverna, where you can select a fish and they will cook it for you. We did that the first night before the car, so had to climb down over 200 steps, but it was an adventure, and well worth it! We also visited Perissa beach and Red beach, and enjoyed both.

In Mykonos, we rented ATV's for 2 days, because the girls had their heart set on trying that, and at the Rocabella in Santorini, the woman we spoke thought it would be safer to wait and rent them in Mykonos. We went to Paradise Beach one day, and the girls went to a concert there that night. We arranged for a taxi to drop them off and pick them up, since we didn't have phones, and felt most comfortable knowing they had transportation all set. We also went to Elea beach which was very nice, and found a great restaurant right in the middle of a neighborhood in Mykonos called Marco Polo.

Everywhere we went the food was just great, we all felt like we ate our way through Greece, thank goodness for the hills and stairs to help us work some of it off!

Faye, thank you again, this was the trip of a lifetime, and I am so pleased to have chosen you to help us plan it. There were so many different transfers and details that you had to coordinate and you did it all exceptionally well.


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Molly & Brendan, USA

Hi Mina,

I hope you are doing well!

I just wanted to write you a note and say thank you for everything you did to help us with our trip to Italy!

The trip was absolutely amazing and perfect and was the best 10 days of my life so far! Everything went off without a hitch, the rooms were amazing, all of the drivers and tour guides were great and we had the time of our lives!And Brendan proposed in Rome on the Spanish Steps which made it even more amazing and memorable.

So thank you so much again, you and your team are amazing and we hope to work with you again in the future. You never know, maybe we will be taking our honeymoon to Greece and will need your services again :)

Thanks again and I hope you have a great Monday!


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Liliane & Rudy, USA

Hi Marina,

We are home and settling in. I wanted to contact you and say thank you for helping us plan a special anniversary trip. We enjoyed Greece so much, especially the people, culture, sights and of course the food! For our anniversary, we had dinner overlooking the sea at sunset.

All transfers and tours were professionally organized and efficient. Our tour guide in Athens, Marilena, was wonderful, the wine tour and catamaran trip in Santorini were highlights of our trip.Our favorite island was Santorini, the village of Oia and the best hotel was the Mykonos Grand. We were so impressed with the facilities, service, and the welcoming nature of the staff.

At the Andronis, Nadia really helped smooth over the initial confusion with the room. They were very accommodating and did compensate for the disruption of having to wait 4 hours for a room and then to move the next day again. Thank you for assisting there, the initial impression was not the best especially at a 5 star boutique hotel. I do think that if we had not vocalized our frustration, we would not have been offered what we did receive. No matter, the trip was great. The next time I would go back to Santorini and maybe Crete or Rhodes.

I am attaching a couple of photos. We will be in touch for our next trip and will definitely recommend Travelive


Liliane & Rudy

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Ron & Friends, Australia

Hi Mina

We are now back home and would like to give you feedback from our trip. First of all thank you, we had a fantastic time! Your organisation and planning was perfect. All the drivers were professional, courteous and punctual. Nothing was a problem. The guides were professional, well informed and accommodating to our requests. The hotels were excellent for 4-star in Italy. The positions were all very central. The only one we were not keen on was the one in Naples but in saying that we could not have had a better position and the staff was excellent. Also there was a festival on so Naples was very busy.

Thank you for the complimentary dinner in Reggio Calabria we had a great night, the restaurant had a lovely view. One of the highlights for us was our lunch at the winery Casa Emma. We would certainly recommend it.

Once again thank you, our entire group had an amazing time and we would have no hesitation in recommending you. Please feel free to use us as a reference.

On another matter, our daughter and son-in-law are planning a trip next September to Europe. They are keen to do a cruise round the Greek Isles. As they are in their mid 20s I was wondering if you could recommend a cruise which caters more for young people.

Thank you again we look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers Ron & Christine

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Aline & Brandon, USA

Dear Mina,

It’s been a month since Brandon and I returned from our amazing trip in Italy! I have been meaning to thank you for all that you have done to help arrange our honeymoon in Greece 3 years ago, as well as our 3-year anniversary vacation to Italy last month. They have been among the best experiences in our lives. This could not have been made possible without you.

Our sincerest thanks,

Aline & Brandon

Darcie & Matthew, USA

Hi Faye,

Just want to start by saying thank you SO much for all of your planning and help!

This was probably the best trip I have ever been on and the most organized by far. I am a very nervous traveler - if you didn't notice - and everything went as planned. I have to highly recommend that the company continue to use the drivers that we were placed with. Both companies used, sent us the nicest drivers, we made us feel comfortable and taken care of.They made sure we felt secure and safe, not to mention they talked with us and taught us so much along the way. Our favorites were Giovanni from the Tuscany/Siena tour and Anello from Naples to Positano. We loved them so much and plan to stay in touch with them.

The places we traveled were amazing. All of Tuscany was beautiful and everyone was kind. Our favorite place we stayed was in Positano, Covo dei Sarcenci - WOW - the best place on the beach. We plan to return there many more times. Every driver was on time and every tour was amazing. Even Rome being such a busy place our tour guide AL was great. He took us on the bus and basically tailored the tour to what we wanted to see. All of the drivers continued to give us recommendations in each place we went and we were not let down by any. Overall I was beyond pleased with your work and your help! I will recommend you and the company to everyone I know, and we hope to use you again.

Thanks again,


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Ryan & Zoe, Canada

Hello Marina,

I'm a little overdue in my official thank you. For the second time in as many years, Travelive and You have done an exceptional job with our Holiday in Greece. THANK YOU! Zoë and I have completely fallen in love with not only Greece as a beautiful vista, but with the Greek people as well (not to mention the food).

At the top of our list is Crete, and The Blue Palace. It feels like a second home, and we plan to spend many Mays or Septembers basking in its glory.

As you had heard, Claire massively upgraded us to an Island Luxury suite, and luxury it was. I'm finding it hard to put to words our complete satisfaction with The Blue Palace. The best I can do is return yet again.

Athens Gate was great as well. I would recommend suite 701 to everybody. The wrap around deck is superb. The restaurant on top was excellent in both view and cuisine. The Staff top notch. John, the doorman from Montreal, was a treat. The young waiter at breakfast was very good. Not only for the friendly service, but the first aid I received after I smashed my finger in the door, and bled all over the restaurant!

I think it will be our Athens home base in the future.

We've discussed the Sheraton, but I have to say Rhodes was very cool. Next time I think we'll stay in Lindos, or right in the old town.

Lastly, I'd like to mention Thassos, our transfer driver in Athens. He is remarkable at what he does. We asked if it were possible for him to be "Our" driver for all the Athens trips and he was able to oblige. He is I very knowledgeable and kind man.

Thank you for making lifelong memories.

See you in 2015!

Kali Nichta,


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Tara & Fran, USA

Dear Mina,

I want to thank you for planning a splendid trip for Tara and me. Your choices were incredible - especially La Minervetta in Sorrento and Hotel Palazzo Murat in Positano. They were not only beautiful to look at but friendly, warm with wonderful breakfasts. The settings were magnificent. What a joy!

Also - our tour guide (Luisanna Palumbo) and our driver (Nello Aversa) for our adventure to Pompeii and Vesuvius were the best people, knowledgeable, sweet and thoughtful.They suggested a great vineyard for lunch, Cantina del Vesuvio. We had an incredible experience. In fact all of the drivers who collected us and guided us to the next stop were prompt and very nice. Alviani Viaggi did a wonderful job.

Both Tara and I will highly recommend you and your travel agency to all of our friends and family - you planned an outstanding trip. One of these days we'd like to take a trip to Greece - and you can be sure we will call on you.

Lastly the recommendation for the travel agency that booked our airline reservations also did a very good job.

Many thanks for a very memorable vacation,

My best,


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Sharon & Carmelita, Canada

We're baaaackk!! Hey Tia! Back to reality :( We've been back for a few days now but I have just finally been able to upload our pics (which I will send to you by separate email).

First of all, both Carmelita and I would like to truly thank you and your team for arranging such a wonderful, stress-free, enjoyable and most memorable holiday... from the moment I clicked onto your website and filled in the info of our travel needs right down to our plane landing back home...everything worked out wonderfully! This trip was seriously one we both will never forget!

All three hotels were impeccable! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating to our needs throughout our stay. The locations were spot on! The views from our rooms were stunning! All travel arrangements between airports, hotels and ferry boats were great; Especially, our driver in Athens who seemingly turned out to be our "personal driver" to and from Athens airport and Amalia Hotel during both trips to Athens. I'm not sure whether that was set up or just a coincidence but we were both very glad to see a familiar face because he was truly very kind and helpful in giving us wonderful travel advice.

We had a great and informative tour guide, Marianne, in Athens who took us on that walking city tour which was awesome! Going into the spectacular museum and seeing and learning the history of Athens, walking through the Acropolis, taking the metro and strolling through the markets and shops... AMAZING!

Then onto the unbelievable resort and spa in Mykonos! The entire resort was unreal! Being completely white in structures and furniture, it felt clean, calm and quite posh! The entire staff was so very friendly! Carmelita and I spent a day just relaxing by the pool and then headed to the spa for a wonderful massage! The food was very good at their restaurants but what blew us away was the view from our table while having our meals... breathtaking! We also spent another day on a great city & island tour and we were even brave enough to take the local bus ourselves in and out of the city/to and from our resort!

And when we thought that it couldn't get any better, we landed on the island of Santorini!!! WOW!!! The view from Rocabella Hotel was absolutely STUNNING!!! Because the Bollywood film production was staying there but leaving the day after our arrival, the room they initially put us in was a bit under our expectations. The receptionist told us afterward that she noticed it on our faces and so offered to move us the next day when the Bollywood peeps left. And sure enough, when we returned from our trip to the city the following day, it was to our pleasant surprise that the room they moved us into was unbelievable! The sea view was unreal! Again, the restaurant view of the sunset was so truly breathtaking!! This resort is exactly how I pictured Greece would be... white cube homes and clear blue water! It really was just like paradise!

So needless to say, it was a very sad day when we had to leave :( The Greek islands are like no place we have ever been or seen before in our lives! This trip was definitely one of our dreams come true and certainly one of the most memorable birthdays I have ever had in all of my...uhm...40...uhm...years! And Travelive, especially with your help, was such a huge part of it!

So again, we both cannot thank YOU enough for helping us experience an amazing dream come true!!! :)

I am quite certain that we will be in touch again for another big trip next year!!!

'Till then Tia...take care,

Sharon & Carmelita

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Ivanka & Mark, Australia

Hi Faye,

What an amazing holiday I had in Italy! - Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. really professional, great choice of hotels and drivers, really well thought out in terms of locations.

Thanks again,


Renee & Jason, USA

Hi Marina!

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for putting together such an amazing honeymoon for us! It was absolutely perfect! Transferring between locations was so easy and stress free, and all of the hotels exceeded our expectations!

Maria, our travel guide in Athens, was amazing! She was so knowledgeable & passionate about Greek history that it made the 4 hours seem to fly by! Also, thank you for recommending that we add-on the 1/2 day sunset cruise in Santorini.That was truly one of the highlights of our trip!

I think that our overall favorite experience was staying at Avli in Crete. Not only was the hotel, restaurant and town beautiful and picturesque, but the staff at Avli was so incredibly hospitable that they made us feel like we were long-time friends in town for a visit!

You truly helped us make this an experience one that we will never forget! We have already told many of our friends and family that they definitely need to go through you if/when they decide to travel to Greece!

Thank you soooo much! I'll be posting pics on your facebook page soon!

Renee :)

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Jennie & Tristin, USA

Hi Marina,

We had a wonderful time on our trip. I thought our itinerary was planned perfectly from countryside to city to coast to city. A nice combination of peace and beauty then to the hustle and bustle of a big city, then back to beautiful coastline and village setting, then return to the hustle/bustle of a city again. All the transfers were smooth and easy. I appreciated the drivers and assistance. Our tour guides had lots of passion and knowledge to share and seemed to really enjoy their jobs. I liked all the hotels along with the breakfast included.Jennie and I pretty much walked, toured, ate, and drank wine. I did manage to have a different flavor Gelato everyday too!

I have attached a few of our photos.

Thanks again,


PS. I recently gave a friend your number, hopefully she will call.

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Amy & Wayne, USA

Hi Faye,

What a truly marvelous trip we had. Your guidance and help were invaluable.

When using a service like yours, things have to happen on two levels. First, events have to occur on time and without a hitch. And second, of course, is that the recommendations have to live up to their billing. You score an A+ on both. Our drivers, in particular Christiano and Elio; and our guides Monica, Claudia, and Stefania were superb.They didn't just educate us on the histories and the towns, but also gave us unique glimpses into current life in Tuscany.

The tour of Tenuta Valdipiatta was also a highlight. I could go on but will finish by saying a big "Grazie" from Amy and me and letting you know that we will surely be recommending your services.



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Amanda & Alex, USA

Hi Marina!

We had such an amazing time! Greece is absolutely beautiful. We are thinking about planning a trip to Italy and of course we will book with you!

The Hotel in Oia was gorgeous and the view was breathtaking. Thank you again for the upgrade. Athens was very beautiful as well and we loved our tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and we had a great time with her. Crete was a lot of fun and a lot bigger than we expected! We rented a car for 2 days and found some great beaches! The scenery was very nice.

All of our transfers went smoothly. We were very impressed with Travelive.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you again!

Amanda & Alex

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Nancy & Charlie, USA

Dear Faye,

Where do we begin? There is so much to tell you. First off we must thank you and your group for a flawless and amazing trip. Everything that you arranged went off without a hitch, from the time we arrived at the airport in Rome to saying our goodbyes at the Venice airport.

Let’s begin with our hotel rooms in Rome, Florence and Venice…loved all the choices of hotels… they were top notch, in the middle of the action…or not too far from it, the staff was pleasant and most accommodating, rooms were beautifully decorated and of course very comfortable.

Our limo drivers/guides Giovanni and Francesco were fabulous. Giovanni had a great rapport, especially with my husband, as they were both retired police officers. Both drivers made us feel so comfortable, and even stopping and pointing out many historical and interesting sites along our drive. They were patient and never rushed us. Loved them!

Next would like to talk about our guides in Rome, Florence and Venice in that order.

In Rome, we had a beautiful young woman named Federica; she was very knowledgeable in Roman history. Our tour through The Coliseum, Vatican City, and the Sistine Chapel were filled with interesting facts and even great little tid-bits of trivia that we will always remember.

In the beautiful city of Florence we met our guide Elvio… I want to say that if all my teachers were as passionate and interesting as Elvio I would still be attending school (and I am in my 60′s). The excitement in his voice, especially while explaining the story of ‘The David’, it drew us in totally. He is a ‘Master’ at his craft’. Just can’t say enough about him.

Our last guide Ivan, whom we met in Venice, asked us if we would rather go off the beaten path and actually see where the locals go (ergo the photo of the fish market), we jumped at the chance and said yes. He took us through side allies, across bridges and found ourselves in the midst of the local markets. He stopped to discuss the history of the wells in the center of the little squares (quite interesting). Also, slipped into a few churches and he described the amazing frescoes, and mosaics inside and outside the churches.

We even went through a children’s book museum (I think that’s what it was as its hard to remember it all…even though I took notes.) Ivan pointed out a little restaurant that he said we should go to after our tour of Doges Palace.

He had purchased tickets for us so we didn’t have to wait on line. Of course we took him up on that. So after the Palace tour we sat with a glass of ‘Vino’ overlooking the Grand Canal… what can I say, it was breathtaking! But my favorite story of Venice was ‘The Bridge of Sighs’. Every site was more interesting than the last.

Venice is an amazing ancient city. Every corner is filled with exciting history. We loved it all. Faye thanks for also arranging the perfect weather we had, sun every day.

This was a trip we will be talking about for a long time. Thanks again Faye for all you did. We will be looking forward to our next trip with you. See photos below.

Warm regards,

Nancy & Charlie

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Amanda & Brian, USA


Our trip was amazing! Thank you for all your help in planning and preparing us for the trip. All the transportation arrangements helped tremendously and perfectly arranged. We absolutely loved our stay in Florence. We had a fantastic view of the Duomo from our hotel! Such an amazing city with so much culture, history and character. It definitely helped to have our first tour the first morning of our stay in Florence. We were able to get some great advice on things to see, places to eat and of course the best gelato places!

Our favorite gelato place was Perche No! - they use all natural ingredients and it was fantastic! Our favorite lunch place became Il Frattalini (a small sandwich shop, right around the corner from Perche No!). Both were extremely close to Duomo. We would highly recommend climbing the stairs in the Duomo! It was a fantastic view of Florence and such an interesting hike up the tight staircases to get to the top. We were able to see everything we wanted to in Florence in the 3 days spent there, however I could see myself staying longer in the future to explore the city more beyond the tourist attractions.

Our stay in Rome was another fantastic experience! There is so much history in that city! Our hotel was beautiful. Our tour guide, Phillipe, through the Vatican, Sistene Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Rome is definitely a bigger city, which made it a lot different than navigating through Florence. I felt we got used to the city of Florence after 3 days where in Rome after 4 days we still need to always be referring to the map. We walked all over in Rome to absorb as much culture and experience from a pedestrian's point of view rather then from inside a vehicle (very tiring, but well worth it!). Rome by night was a neat experience, definitely was fun to meet people. Our tour guide on the Rome by night was also another great guide! It was a nice end to our trip to some up everything we had seen and experienced during the day earlier in the week.

I've attached a few photos from our trip for you. Thank you again for helping to give us such a fantastic and unforgettable experience.

Amanda & Brian

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Jay & Lisa, USA


I want to thank you for going . . . . above and beyond! I did not have to think that much because you did all the careful planning. From scheduling the driver pick-up, to the private tour guide.(She was an amazing tour guide too) In fact, we were bumped up from all the other tour groups and had easier access compared to the other people visiting the archeological sites in Athens!

This trip made us feel like someone was wiping our mouths for us. We felt so pampered and cared for in Athens and Santorini. And by the way, we were bumped up from Andronis Alta Mare to the Exclusive Boutique. As soon as we arrived, the staff welcomed us and gave us desert along with a bottle of white wine. They treated us with respect. Even when you showed me the itinerary, I looked at the reviews of the hotels you set us up in - - - - and all those reviews were stellar. In fact Adronis Luxury Hotel ranks the top of the list in Trip Advisor as the best place to stay in Santorini.

Again, we did not have to wait in line for anything. It seems that people gave us top priority and treated us with respect throughout the whole trip.

In the beginning, I was skeptical from booking online - - - however - - - Faye - - - - you added the human touch and an eye for details. Now all our friends and family are asking about this "Travelive".

Thanks for making a memorable trip and honeymoon!

Kind regards,


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Kristie & Jason, USA

Hi Marina,

The trip was exceptional and wouldn't have been the same without your wonderful and carefully planned accommodations. Everything went completely smooth without any trouble. Additionally, the hotels, tours, and transportation were excellent. We especially loved the final hotel in Sorrento. I believe it was the Minervetta Maison. It was truly unique with the coastal inspired decor and pool in the cliff.

The concierge at each hotel was also helpful with restaurant recommendations and directions to the sights. The trip was a trip of a lifetime for us- although I do hope to use your services to experience Greece, Egypt or even Turkey in the future. Thank you so much for everything!



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Sabrina & Ken, Canada

Hi Faye,

Ken and I returned home last night from our amazing trip in Italy. We wanted to send our thanks to you for arranging such a fantastic trip for us, especially on such short notice. We wanted to provide you with some feedback on things we particularly enjoyed. Hotel Saturnia in Venice was our favorite hotel. The location was perfect and the service was impeccable.

Of very special note, the tour in Tuscany with Francesco was the very best day of our entire trip for both Ken and I. I hope you will use his services with many more clients in the future.

I definitely would not hesitate to use your services again and will recommend to my friends and colleagues.

Thank you again,

Sabrina & Ken

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Renee & James, USA

Hi John,

My husband and I just wanted to thank you (and your whole team) for a truly wonderful experience of our trip to Greece.

Everything went off without a hitch and was just perfect- all of our transfers were timely, personable and so nice to have coordinated; our tour guide in Athens was simply wonderful- we learned so much we never would have without having a dedicated person and it was great to have the individual attention vs. the large group tours; the hotels in Athens (where we were upgraded to a wrap around balcony!), Mykonos (had a HUGE deck) and Santorini (another great patio and truly amazing views) were all outstanding in terms of service and atmosphere.

The cruise ship was a very efficient way to get around and see many islands in a short time and embarking and disembarking in our preferred locations was simple and effective.

We really appreciate all of your efforts in the back and forth of our trip planning and will gladly recommend you and Travelive to anyone we know looking to plan a wonderful vacation to Greece (and of course, when we plan our return trip!).

Thanks very much,


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Paul, Emma & Amy, USA


The tour guides, hotels, and convenience were phenomenal. We wished we had spent 4 days in Sorrento and 3 days in Rome as we like being on the coast and less crowded but Rome was wonderful too with all the history! Grand Excelsior in Sorrento. Great recommendation! Emma and Amy loved it.

Dave & Renee, USA

Hi Marina,

Yes, we’re settled back into daily life…we had a blast! Really appreciate all of the organization and recommendations in each of the cities. In terms of the hotels we would rank Rose Garden #1 of the 3…the other rooms were much smaller and not as comfortable. All of the arranged transports/shuttles were awesome! Everyone was friendly, punctual, and easy to find. That took so much unnecessary stress out of the trip.

There is one local sandwich place you need to add to your recommended list in Florence and was right around the corner from Bernini Palace..I’ll get the name for you, it was amazing!

Here are a few pics for you, will definitely recommend you to other friends, and Greece looks like it would be a great trip as well!



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Skip & Joanne, USA

Thanks Mina for a vacation of a lifetime. Your advice, hard work and extensive knowledge made our retirement vacation perfect with all connections, hotels, and excursions perfectly coordinated. I look forward to working with you for our next European Vacation!

Jim & Karen USA

Thanks John.

We are safely back and had a very nice time. We especially liked the hotel you selected for us in Crete (Avili), a beautiful and unique property. On Santorini we ended up renting a motorboat for several days to get out on the water each day as we loved the sunset cruise you arranged and wanted to spend the days on the water. Our guide in Athens was great. I am recommending you to a number of my friends and you should be getting some calls in the next year.


Dogra & Talwar Family, USA

Dear Marina,

Wish you a very Happy New Year, Hope you have a great 2012.

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday..we all enjoyed our visit to Italy and it is all Thanks to you.

I have to commend your team on the efficiency and coordination for every small detail. The hotels recommendd by you were perfect and so were the tours that you had planned. While we did personally thank them, please do convey our warmest of appreciation to Fillipo and Francesco for being wonderful guides and making our trips so much more fun. The kids absolutely enjoyed the tour given by Fillipo and he was very patient with them.

The Talwars join me in thanking you for organising everything so well.

It was a great trip and I hope we can plan more such holidays with you in the future.

Warm regards


P.s ..We received your lil welcome note in Rome..indeed very thoughtful of you.

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Lorna, Charmine & Kathleen, USA


I've been trying to find the time to send you a note of thanks but there aren't enough hours in the day. Before I continue....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. My family and I had the most glorious time in Greece. Thank you for making it happen. Our hotels just kept getting better each time we changed locations. That was nice. We loved the Acropolis Select (tight space). The location was perfect. We walked into Plaka with no problem. Walked to our favorite cafe and pastry shop every afternoon with no problem.

Our tour guide was beyond belief. She was kind, patient, and very informative but, most of all......she made the ruins come alive for us. Obviously, she is passionate about what she does. She was dramatic when she told us about the history of the Gods. We enjoyed having her for our personal guide. She told us about her favorite pastry shop. Boy was it good. You should use her as much as you can.Santorini was magnificent. The island was very dry but filled with a lot of history. We did many of the things you had on the list. We visited the Black Beach, the Red Beach, the Winery and took the local bus to Oia. Shopping there was fun and the food was great. Next time I'd love to stay on the hill. The Sphinx had the best food in Fira. Thanks for recommending that one. The Gyros were also good in Fira. They made me vegetarian gyros. Can you believe that? The El Greco Resort was beautiful and most of all the service was fantastic. The thing that got to us the most was the walking. We walked everyday from the resort up the hill to the town of Fira. The only negative thing about going between islands was having to go back to Athens before each new destination. We were not told that we were limited to a certain amount of kilos on Aegean Airlines. We ended up paying for a lot of overweight.

The Island of Rhodes was the best. We were greeted by Barbara shortly after our arrival at the Resort. She laid out a map of the island and told us what there was to do in Rhodes. We all thought that was a nice touch. We did not set anything up with her because we kept getting information from other guest in the hotel. We did a great deal of things on our own. It was very easy to get a taxi to take us around. We took a tour to Turkey. That was not what we thought it was going to be. Felt as if we took the ferry to go shopping at the mall....... The Old Town was great. We met some really special people there. We shopped 5 out of the 7 days there. We purchased LOTS of jewelry, household items, and gifts for our friends. OK. The best thing for us on Rhodes was the authentic Greek food. We found a place off the beaten path that came with many surprises. The food was so good that for days after I returned to the States, my taste buds could not be satisfied. LE Gourmet Restaurant. Ran by Maria and her husband. Wide selection of Greek food, courteous staff and great prices. We needed a wheel barrel to cart us away from the table every night. Maria and her daughter made us feel right at home. The thing that makes this restaurant so special was the way in which Maria would make the entire dining room interacts with one another. It was great. By the end of your meal you would know the people at the surrounding tables. There was lots of laughter in the place. Where there is good food you find happy people. The staff at the Sheraton recommended we try Le Gourmet. We went there for dinner every night we were on the island.

Here are a few photos from our wonderful time in Greece. As you know, photos can never really tell the story. One has to be there…

Thank you for making this all happen for us. It was the trip of a lifetime. We all have so many wonderful memories from Greece. I hope that you will be with Travelive when we head to Tuscany in 2013.

Marina, Thanks again for all you did for my Mom, sister, and myself.


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Gretchen & Mary, USA

Hi Marina,

I just wanted to send you a quick email and thank you for all your help with organizing our amazing trip to Italy! It's a very beautiful country, and this trip has made me wish on more than one occasion that I lived here!! I'll definitely come back, and also use Travelive again as well!

Thank you again,


John & Jill, USA

Hi Faye,

John and I want to thank you for planning an amazing trip for our 25th Anniversary. The hotels were fabulous and your recommendations of things to do and places to eat were wonderful! We have the greatest trust in Travelive and would love to work with you again in the future!


John & Jill DePaola

Suraj & Priyanka, India

Hello Marina,

Our honeymoon was fun! We particularly enjoyed our time in Athens and Santorini. In Santorini the sunset cruise was very nice. We also had a lot of fun driving around the island on an ATV which I suggest you add to your list of things to do for the future guests.

The other sightseeing tours were good, as we wanted to see only the main attractions in each destination. Our itinerary was perfectly spaced out with just the right amount of time in each place. The transfers were well arranged and a huge help as we didn't have to find our way around upon arrival anywhere. The hotels also were very good.

Thanks for a great honeymoon! Will get in touch anytime we are planning something in the future. I am attaching a picture from the sunset cruise in Santorini.


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Don & Joy, USA

Hello Mina and other staff at Travelive......

We have been so busy since we got back from our Greek vacation, but I just wanted to take the time to let you know how pleased we were with our vacation.

First of all---THANKS a million for Takis!! He was great and was the perfect guide for us. Not too much information, just enough and he was always able to answer any questions that we had. He allowed us time where we wanted extra time and he was ready to move on when we were ready.

All of our accommodations were perfect---each of our hotel rooms had a balcony with an incredible view (one of our requests) and the staff at each hotel was very accommodating and eager to make everything perfect. I think we must of had the best room at each of the hotels--I can't imagine it being any better! At Hotel Europa (the one in Olympia) the owner was in the lobby when we arrived, he immediately recognized Takis and although a bus was checking in he (the owner) personally got our room key and we didn't have to wait. The front desk staff and daily housekeeping staff at Elounda Mare were exceptionally friendly and our "bungalow" was amazing--so amazing that we left the resort only once for about 3 hours! HAHA!! I could sit on that balcony forever--it is so peaceful and the view was like no other! We were very tired from the mainland tours so Crete was the perfect ending of the vacation-- perfect for doing nothing, just enjoying the quiet and the time away from our stressful jobs. The Athens airport hotel was awesome also---I know that sounds crazy, but we couldn't believe how quiet the rooms were.

I really believe October is the time to visit Greece---most of our photos have few people in the background and we didn't have to wait for anything anywhere! We are so glad that we decided to do the private tour instead of bus tours--we saw more of what we were interested in and didn't feel like we were wasting any of our precious vacation time. Thanks also to your office for changing our flight from Crete back to Athens (we got an earlier flight so we would have more time to sleep for our international flight the next morning). It was really nice to know that your office is "right there" in case we needed anything, but it was even more wonderful that we didn't need anything the entire 10 days---Not one thing would I have changed! Thanks to you, your office and all of your hotel affiliates for a perfect vacation!

I will send another email with a link to our photos--we took over 700.


Don & Joy

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Scott, Sharon, Jeff & Carolyn, USA


Just wanted to thank you for planning our dream vacation. Everything was spectacular! I would highly recommend the duplication of this trip to anyone who wants to experience Greece in the most fascinating way. Your services, transfers, vouchers, and arrangements exceeded our expectations and I would gladly act as a personal reference on your behalf.

Thanks again,

Scott (also on behalf of Sharon, Jeff and Carolyn)

Phillip & Samantha, USA


We wanted to thank you and everyone at Travelive for all of the help you provided to ensure that our honeymoon in Spain was enjoyable and memorable. All of our hotels were phenomenal, and service was excellent!

Our drivers were very professional, prompt, courteous, and the cars were luxurious.

Your precise planning made our trip that much more enjoyable. It truly was "the trip of a lifetime"!

I will be in touch with you for further travel and will recommend you to all my family and friends.



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Nancy & Dan, USA

Hello Danae,

My husband Dan and I want to thank you for planning a perfect trip for us to Greece. From the luxury vans that drove us to and from hotels and ferries to the beautiful hotels you chose and all of the little details: VIP on the ferry and a walking tour of Athens with the perfect guide- we loved every second of our trip. I don't know if you had anything to do with us being moved in the honeymoon suite at the hotel in Imerovigli, but I suspect you did- and it was SO beautiful! What a lovely surprise!

Dan and I have been married for 34 years this weekend. We have never really travelled anywhere, except for 1 week in Cuba 12 years ago and short trips to Boston and New York. We have always put our children and family ahead of ourselves, and it is only now that we can really afford to travel. And what a wonderful way to start! It was the honeymoon we never had.

You organized the perfect trip for us- unforgettable.

We can't thank you enough for your kindness and consideration.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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Lori, Taylor, Kevin, USA


Our trip was fantastic! Everything you arranged went exactly as planned. The drivers were on time and where we expected them every single time. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The hotels were excellent from a location, beauty, comfort, and quality perspective. I am so glad I used your service to plan our trip. I'm positive our trip was a hundred times better as a direct result of your planning, knowledge and coordination of the details.

In particular, I would like to call your attention to our driver from Naples to Positano (I can't recall his name). We were starving and he stopped at a restaurant. They proceeded to bring a mountain of food and wine that I thought had me frightened I was on the hook for a fortune. It ended up being the least expensive meal we had and a memorable experience as well. Attached is a photo of the three of us on our Cinque Terre tour.

Thanks, Lori

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David & Vas, USA

Dear Mina,

We have been to Italy many times, but this year we wanted to try something different. Thank god, our friend referred us to Kostas, as he opened our eyes to the south of Italy, that quite honestly, we never considered visiting.

Our kids loved everything about the trip. We are more of an adventurous family, and not so much into the whole historic aspect, however this trip was the perfect mix of both. Mount Etna should be visited at least once in your lifetime. Truly amazing.

Our hotels were very family friendly, and the restaurants recommended by our guides were delicious. We felt like locals, and this was by far our best trip to Italy.



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Michelle, Brant & Wuinn, USA


I wanted to thank you and everyone at Travelive, we had a wonderful trip to Spain! All of our hotels were phenomenal, and service was excellent!

Thanks again for everything! If you ever add France, we would be very interested in booking something!

Thank you again for making this the trip of a lifetime!



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Matt & Amy, USA

Dear Faye,

My husband surprised me with a trip to Italy for our honeymoon. I felt like a princess.

Our tour guide in Rome was brilliant. She really went out of her way to make us feel special. Rome is an amazing city.

Our drive to Tuscany was breathtaking. Tuscany was the perfect setting for a honeymoon, just like the movies. Having your own driver on vacation really is a game changer. Makes everything so much easier, plus my husband didn’t have to lug my heavy bags everywhere.

Our hotels were more than luxurious. They even upgraded us in Florence because we were on our honeymoon.

Everyone was amazing, and I can’t wait to go back to Italy.

Thank you so much for everything!


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Colette & Mario, USA

Hi Marina,

When we were trying to choose a destination for our honeymoon, Deborah was very informative. I am so glad we listened and honeymooned in Italy. Sorrento was a great first stop, and we loved our cooking class. A great little experience with my husband to kick start our honeymoon.

The island of Capri and the Amalfi coast are both fabulous. Deborah made great selections in picking our hotels. Everywhere we stayed was modern, yet traditional, with a touch of luxury. The perfect combination. We are obsessed with Positano. Next time we will spend more time there for sure.

An extra special touch, was being able to reach Danae by phone, while travelling. Even though we only needed her assistance one time, it was nice to know that you have someone to call and fix things, so you don’t have to interrupt your sunbathing by the pool.

Thank you for everything.


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Rachel & Joey, USA

Hi Marina,

It was my husband’s idea to honeymoon in Italy, and I’m so glad I agreed. Milan was a great first stop, as my husband spoiled me with gifts from all the famous designers. A must-city for all fashionistas.

Our guide took us to all the hotspots, and we were able to do and see so much in the little time we were there. My favorite thing about the whole trip was the privacy of all our tours and transfers. I felt like royalty.

The hotel accommodations were impressive. The hotel staff in Lake Como gave us the best restaurant recommendations. My husband really loved Italy as well. He wants to buy us a vacation home in Lake Como, so we can visit every year. Thank you, Oona, for making our honeymoon magical.



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Tina & Mark, USA

Hello Nico,

Our honeymoon to Spain and Portugal was amazing. I really wanted to surprise my wife, with our first trip as a married couple, and Renata really helped me customize a first-class itinerary.

The hotels were unimaginable. I still cannot believe that we went on this trip. It feels like a dream. I am glad I listened to Renata and tried the private walking tours in Spain. At first, I was hesitant, because my wife prefers heels over comfort, however, the only way to really explore these Spanish cities is by foot, and my wife enjoyed every bit of it. Lisbon is a very romantic city, and a great final stop to end our honeymoon. I can’t wait to plan our next vacation with Travelive, after the birth of our son.


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Stephanie & Ken, USA

Hi Marina,

I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed our honeymoon in Italy. My husband had been to Italy for work in the past and really wanted to try something different.

When he mentioned southern Italy, I was skeptical, because it isn’t as popularized as other parts of the country.

Boy was I wrong! I think southern Italy was made for couples. Everything, from the food, hotel, service, and tours was so magical. I want to grow old and retire with my husband in the countryside.

An extra thank you to Jeanne for making our trip top-notch. She really outdid herself, and went above and beyond with all our requests.


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Josh & Patricia, USA

Hi Jeanne!

Our honeymoon exploring the Mediterranean was more than we could have asked for. Our fun filled day in Athens was perfect, because our guide was very well informed.

Mykonos may be known as a party island, but there is so much more. We loved the options: partying 24/7 or relaxing in luxury. Our hotel was probably one of the best we have ever stayed at.

Santorini is the best destination for couples. We really fell in love with each other all over again. Our amazing view from our hotel, looking over the caldera, gave us no reason to leave our room. To top it all off, we charted a private yacht. I cannot say enough about the crew. They treated us like first-class.

I am so sad the trip is over, and I can’t wait to visit the Greek islands again one day, hopefully next time, with kids.


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Trish & Joe, USA

Hi Oona,

A HUGE thank you for helping us plan our 5th Anniversary to Turkey.

Oona, we have done our fare share of travel, but you by far beat everyone we have ever worked with. Turkey was an amazing, unexpected surprise. We really enjoyed the Bosphorous Cruise. Just the idea if being in between two continents was pretty exciting. All the hotels chosen for us were more than accommodating, exceeding any expectation we had. My husband really liked the fact that we did Turkey before Greece. Greece is so magical and was the perfect last stop for our anniversary.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Michelle & Family, USA

Hello Nico,

It has always been our dream to visit Spain, and the fact that we went to both Spain and Portugal was amazing!

I really appreciate all of Kostas help. I probably called him 100 times to make sure everything was perfect, and each time he was very attentive. All the hotels were great. I have no complaints at all. Barcelona was a great first stop. Kostas even helped me booking tickets to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid play live. That was beyond awesome! We can’t wait to travel to Egypt next year. We have already been in contact with Kostas to plan our itinerary. Bravo to the Travelive team!



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