Friends of Sorrento Reviews

Recent client comments

“Had the most amazing day to Capri today. Everything was perfect from the outset. Food and refreshments on board, the tour around the island, the swim stop, getting wet under the waterfall at the end of the day. Roberta looked after us and sorted the bus up the island. They even dropped us off at the hotel at the end of the day. Thank you”
Lisa. UK. July 2023

“We sampled some outstanding wines from the regions and enjoyed an exquisite luncheon at the 5* Excelsior Vittoria”
Monty Preiser. Napa Valley, California. Sept 2022

“I would like to say how pleased my wife and I were with the Amalfi small group tour. Thanks also to Ilaria for dealing with our booking. We hope to do it again next year.”
Paul. UK. May 2022

“We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour of the Amalfi coast. Tony was an excellent driver and a very interesting tour guide and we would definitely recommend the tour. Many thanks for your help in organising this.”
Diane & Martin. UK. April 2022

“We are back home now after a wonderful holiday in Sorrento, just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with our 3 trips booked, we thoroughly enjoyed them, so thank you.”
Julie. UK. Sept 2019

“Returned late Friday after a fabulous trip. Thank you for organising local tours etc., all went very well. The concert at Ravello was a delight as were your friends at Caruso, and the view over cocktails sublime! ….. Having your contact and connections allowed us to make the most of our time there, and an introduction to a region with much appeal.”
Bill, Jan & friends. UK. Aug 2019

“The concert and hotel were absolutely incredible. It was the highlight of our trip and I’d definitely recommend it. Especially the peach bellini…! Thank you for all your hard work helping us plan our trip, we had such a wonderful time.”
Emily. UK. July 2019

“Our day has been so wonderful”
Tammy. Canada. July 2019

“We can not thank our Friends of Sorrento enough for the help in putting together the most memorable trip to Italy. Having the details, excursions and recommendations took all the stress out of traveling. Dependable and every recommended activity was fantastic. Put yourself in their hands and you will not be disappointed. Well Done and Thank you!”
Matt. USA. May 2019
Editors’s note: Transfers and tours were organised for a three city visit to Italy with Sorrento being the last stop.

“Just a quick E Mail to say thank you for sorting the excursions. The company you booked us with was perfect and the guides superb. Thanks again for your help it was very much appreciated and I will be recommending your services if any of our friends require any help in the future.”
Rob & Viv. Organisers of a group of 22 from UK. March 2019

“I just want to say thank you for organizing our tours. We had an incredible time. Hopefully we are able to get back to Italy sometime soon.
Thank you again.”

Lorna. UK. Sept 2018

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for your contribution towards our holiday in Sorrento. We have had a fabulous week and enjoyed every minute. We loved the hotel and the staff were amazing and so helpful. We had great food, both in the hotel, on the Marina Grande and the Piazza Tasso. The views constantly took our breath away and we think it is probably one of the best holidays we have experienced. We managed to see everything apart from Vesuvius but it was just too hot for us and believe me, we love the heat!
Thanks again.”

Helen & Gareth. UK. July 2018

“Thank you !!! We had a delightful morning drive with Salvatore, visiting beautiful out of the way places with superb scenery. It was most enjoyable. We will contact you again for our next holiday to this part of the world. Have a good summer.”
Wendy. UK. June 2018

“Just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for the fantastic excursions. We had an absolutely amazing time on each of them and they made our holiday even more memorable. The guides were brilliant and deserve tremendous credit. The only problem we had is that they made it more difficult to come home. Hopefully we’ll be back in September 2019.
Thanks again for everything.”

Colin & Sharon. UK. June 2018

“We contacted Friends of Sorrento before our planned trip. Richard was so helpful in answering any questions before travelling and put our minds at rest over a few travelling worries. We booked a private taxi from Naples on or arrival, a trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum, a half day trip to Vesuvius and a day trip along the Amalfi. Each trip was well organised with very good tour guides, nice lunches at pre-planned destinations. At an extra cost but not compulsory. I would definitely recommend them to visitors of Sorrento.”
Sue. UK. June 2018

“I would like to say that all the tours we have been on have been a wonderful experience and made our week so pleasant and interesting. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company to friends and family. I look forward to a return visit to Sorrento in the future.”
Denise. UK. Oct 2017

“I just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for all your help in putting together a wonderful itinerary for our stay last week. I had the most memorable 60th birthday and can’t thank you enough for making it possible. The initial pick–up from the airport by Giovanni was very well organised and going via Vesuvius was a great idea, thank you. The trip to Capri was fabulous and Pepe our tour guide was a legend! The Amalfi coast trip was also a fabulous day, Marco did an excellent job and looked after us really well…. and we loved swimming off the back of the boat! We also took your advice Richard and booked Delfinos for our “final supper”, it was great.
Once again many thanks and kind regards.”

Claire. UK. Sept 2017

“Hi Richard, we have just returned from our wonderful holiday in Sorrento. I wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our trips. Everything ran like clockwork, the pickups were made on time, the coach drivers were excellent and transported us safely around the extremely busy and sometimes scary roads of Sorrento and Amalfi coast. The lunch stops were lovely serving great food at reasonable prices and away from the crowds! Last but not least the tour guides were amazing, so knowledgeable and informative about the areas we visited and extremely friendly and professional. So a huge thank you to Carol (Amalfi drive), Laura (Ischia), Peppe (Capri) and Francesca (Pompeii and Herculaneum).
I will definitely recommended your company to friends who visit Sorrento in the future.”

G B. UK. Sept 2017

“It was so nice to chat with last Saturday just after we arrived in Sorrento. Lisa in your office was a joy to meet. She had all our Pompeii tour information and explained where our meeting point for the bus perfectly. The taxi she organized to take us to and from the wedding venue was brilliant. The little welcome gift went down very well. Can I on behalf of my family thank you for the great help you gave us, making a good trip to Sorrento in to a great trip. We are planning a return visit in 2019 and we shall be in touch with you for more help and assistance. Thank you once again.”
Peter. UK. July 2017

“We have just returned from our fabulous holiday in Sorrento. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for the efficient way you dealt with our requests and helped to make our time special. All the tours were perfect and covered exactly what we wanted.
I will post a review on Trip Advisor and once again Grazie Mille.”

Adrian. UK. June 2017

“Just a quick note to say thank you, the drivers were marvellous, the guide’s were very knowledgeable and friendly, the pickups where on time. All in all a superb service. Thanks for making our trip so memorable.”
Anthony. UK. May 2017

“Hi, Just a quick message to say thank you for our excursions. On the 21st May we went to Pompeii and Vesuvius and on the 24th May went to Herculaneum. I have to say that both trips were excellent and the guides were superb for both. Sadly, I cannot recall their names but Pompeii was a very bubbly and entertaining lady and Herculaneum was a very interesting and knowledgeable man. Thank you once again.”
Trevor. United Kingdom. May 2017

“We have just returned from our holiday to Sorrento. I just wanted to write to say a huge thanks both to yourself and your staff in Sorrento. Nothing was too much trouble. The 2 excursions we booked (Capri Select and Amalfi Drive Select) were excellent. Pick ups were on time, the experience was just as you had described them on the website and the tour guides were excellent. A special word for Peppe (Capri trip). He was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. A real gem!
Thank you again and best wishes.”

Steve and Helen. United Kingdom. May 2017

“We have just returned from the Amalfi tour, it was excellent, the views and the towns were stunning. We had a very good guide and the driver equally so, he needed to be, that road was once in a lifetime experience. Amazing!”
Adam. United Kingdom. May 2017

“Just a note to thank you for the ‘trips’ you arranged for us during our stay in Sorrento. We enjoyed all 3 – difficult to say which was ‘best’ as they were all so different. With hindsight Pompeii and Herculaneum deserved a day each, Capri was manic so an overnight stay would be ideal to get a feel of the place without so many people. Amalfi coast was spectacular and again deserved more time. The guides were very knowledgeable – in particular Karmin, our guide for the Amalfi trip, was very good. Anyway, many thanks to you, and to your young colleague Lisa for meeting us at our hotel with tickets etc. Arrivederci.”
Elizabeth. United Kingdom. May 2017

“Just a quick word to say the transfer from Naples to our apartment was excellent. Fabio and the car were superb. He also made a special stop so we could take a lovely picture of Sorrento. Many thanks for making it so easy for us both. Looking forward to our first trip with you tomorrow.”
Janet & Geoff. United Kingdom. May 2017

“I felt I must send you an e-mail to thank you for arranging the Amalfi Drive tour for us. Our guide, Serena, was perfect and our driver, Nello, was so very kind to my 84-year-old mother. We had a most enjoyable day and hope to return next year.”
Kate. United Kingdom. October 2016

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the excellent trips that you organised for us last week during our stay in Sorrento, both trips were of high standard and all the people we dealt with in Sorrento were very very good.
Once again many thanks and we have already passed on your name to other people.”

Kevin. United Kingdom. Sept 2016

“Arrived back last night, wanted to thank you for for the excellent trips you arranged for us. Caserta was well, overwhelming! Fabulous day, marvellous guide (Nicolette) The meal in the medieval town . . . What a very unexpected treat, superb, beats a packed lunch. What a beautiful place, stunning. Pompeii, again excellent. Luqua our guide, super. For us we saw a totally different part of the site to the last time we visited, so that was a bonus. Also the lovely young girl that came to the hotel with the tickets absolutely charming.
So thank you Richard to you & all concerned for all your efforts in making our holiday extra special.”

Maxine. United Kingdom. Sept 2016

“Everything was wonderful. It was a once in a life time experience. I would recommend this cooking class to everyone. Thank you so much.”
Sally. Australia. Sept 2016

“Just a quick note to thank you for arranging our trip last week to Paestum and Salerno. It was as beautiful as we remembered! Also, a big thank you to Lisa who came to the hotel to collect payment, a really great girl.”
Rosemary. United Kingdom. Sept 2016

“I would highly recommend this excursion, was a very good excursion and just the right amount of time in each place. We had 1 hour 15 mins in Positano and 2 hours in Amalfi so enough time to do the boat trip for 12 euros extras which was well worth it. Finally we went to Ravello and spent 1 hour there and travelled back along the same coast road we went on. Such a lovely day and well worth doing.”
Jackie. United Kingdom. July 2016

“Thank you for finding this accommodation. I look forward to receiving the contact details in order to book direct.. Just let me know when you want my excursion itinerary.”
Rosemary O. United Kingdom. July 2016

“Would just like to thank you for booking our trips when we come over on holiday. Would it be ok for Lisa or Graziana to meet us at the hotel for payment and to give us the vouchers for both trips. Also would like to thank you for the restaurant recommendations for our anniversary.”
Rosemarie D. United Kingdom. July 2016

“We loved Sorrento, and hope to return some time. The bus from Naples airport was full by the time it left but having booked in advance, and waiting near the bus we were assured seats. I must also recommend Villa Rubinacci, the restaurant attached to the Hotel Eden, for anyone who is Coeliac. My wife was diagnosed with this about 4 years ago and had the best meal she’s had since then. Gluten Free ravioli, and profiteroles too – in fact they said pretty well anything they do they can do GF, and it’s very reasonably priced. As it seems to be a growing condition I thought I should mention this. Thank you for your help prior to your holiday.”
Pete S. United Kingdom. June 2016

“Thank you very much for arranging our excursions. We thoroughly enjoyed all of them, particularly the boat trip along the Amalfi Coast. The pick ups and transfers to and from the ports were efficient and on time, staff were friendly and helpful. This was our first time in Sorrento and I am sure it won’t be our last.”
Agnes. United Kingdom. May 2016

“We had a fabulous time in Sorrento, thank you for your helpful information. Sorrento is a great base to see many things and I think good planning is key to making the most of your stay. Hope your business continues to thrive. I will put a comment on Trip Advisor.”
Lisa. United Kingdom. May 2016

“Many thanks for sorting this out, we will drop into the office this evening so we can try the restaurant you suggest for dinner afterwards. We would also like to take up your suggestion of the leisurely drive on Friday. Thanks again for all your help. My brother is thinking of coming to Sorrento for a holiday later this year so I will point him in your direction.”
Alfred. United Kingdom. May 2016

“Thank you again for helping us to arrange our bookings in Sorrento. We returned home yesterday after enjoying a lovely holiday. Everything went very smoothly and all the trips were fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your services and, should we decide to return to the area again, I’ll be in touch.”
Rod. United Kingdom. Sept 2015

“We’ve just arrived home from a fantastic holiday in Sorrento. Thank you so much to you and your company for making it such a memorable trip. The transfers between Naples airport and our hotel were relaxing and drivers were welcoming and professional; the private tour on our first day was outstanding; the tour of Pompeii was well organised and informative.”
Chris. United Kingdom. June 2015

“Please book the private cooking class. I would like to thank you for the help throughout my enquiries. I’m extremely pleased I found Friends of Sorrento.”
Lorraine. United Kingdom. Visit planned for June 2015

“We have had a wonderful time here in Sorrento. Pompei, Vesuvius and Herculaneum were fascinating. The Amalfi Coast is beautiful. Sorrento is lovely and we have been lucky to see the Easter Processions; one at 3.00 am !! Thanks for all your help in getting such a brilliant week put together.”
Mike. United Kingdom. March/April 2015

“We had such a wonderful day with Sergio during our tour of the Amalfi coast. Sergio was a fantastic guide. Please relay our thanks to Manuela as well as Salvatore who was our driver to Naples this morning. Our only regret is we had only one day in Sorrento.”
Elaine & Ken. United Kingdom. March 2015

“We would recommend ‘Friends of Sorrento’ to anyone going there, all our trips were booked in advance from the UK by e-mail. We didn’t pay until we arrived and the tickets were brought to the hotel and we paid by card with no hidden charges. They were the cheapest prices at the time on the net and undercut all the big tour operators’ and gave 10% discount on top of that. The tours were all magnificent and well worth doing.”
Clive. United Kingdom. Sept 2014

“Many thanks for all the help you gave on our recent visit to Sorrento, everything went to plan and your local colleagues were most helpful and efficient. Also a great big thank you from our daughters for all the help you also gave to them by arranging our surprise anniversary meal at a “special restaurant”, a lovely enjoyable dinner in wonderful surroundings. Many, many thanks.”
Jim & Lynda. United Kingdom. June 2014

“Good Morning Richard: Just a note to thank you and Manuela for setting us up for the Capri and Pompeii trips. They were the highlights of our stay in Sorrento, and we were especially impressed by our guides, Vincent (Capri) and Luisa (Pompeii). Please pass on our thanks to them.”
Tom & Amy. August 2014

“Just want to say a big thanks for arranging our trips to Rome and Pompeii. We all thoroughly enjoyed both of them. The guide Susan on the Pompeii trip was especially good. Also a big thanks to Manuela for coming over to the hotel with our tickets – much appreciated.”
Margaret P. United Kingdom. October 2014

“Good Morning Richard. Season Greeting to you and your family and you staff. We enjoyed our trip to Sorrento and the area and the trips that you arranged we great…. I will pass you name along to any l know who plan to visit the Sorrento area, and l have told one on the travel agencies that l act for to use your firm.”
Peter B. Ontario, Canada. June 2013

“Thank you for organising our trip to Vesuvius and Pompeii. We had a great day, and thankfully the weather was wonderful – Please pass on our thanks to Manuela and Graziana, guides Fabio and Fabrizio, and driver Luigi – all were absolutely brilliant. I’ll certainly recommend them to any friends who travel to Sorrento in the furure.”
Dave M. United Kingdom. Oct 2013.

“Hi Richard I just wanted to say thank you for organising such an amazing trip last weekend. Ticket transfer was great and the guides on the vesuvius and pompeii trips were good fun and very knowledgeable. We had a great day. Will contact you again on our next trip!”
Sara A. United Kingdom. Oct 2013

“I should have responded a while back to thank you very much for the service you offered us on our recent trip to Sorrento. Everything was perfectly planned and we had a splendid time – all aided by your very detailed itinerary that you kindly organised for us. I have recommended you to friends.”
Colin B. United Kingdom. Oct 2013

“Just a brief note to thank you for your help and assistance with our recent holiday. As promised, your colleage called on the 7th of October and we met that day and eventually booked a full day to Pompeii / Vesuvius, a half day at Herculaneum, a full day private tour of the Amalfi coastline and a private boat trip to Capri; we were delighted with the assistance provided …. and would have no issue with recommending you to other visitors.”
Simon R. United Kingdom. Oct 2013

“Many thanks for a very efficient service.”
John B. United Kingdom. Sept 2013

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for helping us with our excursions. They were great and the guides excellent. Both Michael and Christina made the trips enjoyable and informative. The whole holiday was so relaxing.
Please pass on our appreciation to them both. We will return to Sorrento and make our next excursions with FOS.”

Andrew & Leila B. United Kingdom. Aug 2013

“We are back after a memorable 8-day trip – thanks to you and Manuela’s attentiveness. It was a dream come true. While preparing my trip, I thought it in terms of “last grand tour” (I’m seventy-nine years old !) but now I have the feeling that I could go back to this corner of paradise ! So thank you again and Shalom.”
Vera G. United Kingdom. June 2013

“Would just like to say that we very much enjoyed our 3 excursions. Thanks for arranging our bookings and please pass on our thanks – the guides were great!”
Lynette F. United Kingdom. May 2013

“Thank you for your help, we had a lovely wedding in Sorrento, my friend and I visited your office and took the private Amalfi coast drive which was excellent and I will certainly recommend your company to any friends who may visit Sorrento.”
Kate R. United Kingdom. May 2013

“Just a quick note to let you know our tour worked out perfectly. Thanks so much to all concerned for a memorable visit to Ercolano.”
Barton V. United Kingdom. May 2013

“We have just returned from our trip to Sorrento, and would like to thank you very much for arranging the trips for us, we had an amazing time. Nothing was too much trouble, and the guides were extremely knowledgeable. Everything went according to plan! I will not hesitate to recommend your services. “
Claire L. United Kingdom. May 2013

“We went on the two trips and found them both well organised and the tour guides superb. The hotel transfers, which I have to say I was concerned about worked like a dream. The taxi picked us up on schedule and on return the guides made sure we were met. All in all a very well organised operation. Thank you for your help.”
John H. United Kingdom. April 2013

“Have just returned from our most amazing holiday and just wanted to thank you for the arrangements you made. Everything went perfectly. We loved Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, and hope to go back there in the not too distant future. Thanks again.”
Michele S. Johannesburg.

“Just a quick note to say thank you for helping out with our recent trip to Sorrento Both of our excursions were brilliant, picking us up and dropping us back directly from our hotel. The guides were excellent (Angelina for Amalfi and Raphael for Pompeii/Vesuvius), very informative, but also fun. Sorrento is a wonderful place itself and a great base for trips out. Can’t wait to return. Thanks again “
Neil H. United Kingdom.

“Many thanks for all your help and assistance in arranging transfers and a private excursion for our weekend in Sorrento. Domenico was an excellent driver, Michelline our guide was absolutely brilliant and such good fun. She was so knowledgeable on the history of the Amalfi coast …. We will certainly recommend Friends Of Sorrento to our friends and family and we will contact you again when we go back to Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. “
Jane P. United Kingdom.

“We just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful holiday. All the excursions went well and the service was excellent. It is an amazing area. We would recommend your service to others. For us it was important to have our trips booked and planned before we left. Thank you again for all your help and information. “
Alison and Colin W. United Kingdom.

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