Testimonials

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I just wanted to pass along our sincere appreciation for the time and effort that you put into the fabulous culinary exploration of Provence and the Rhone Valley. Everyone had a fantastic time…when I try to reflect on the highlights of the trip…I begin to realize that there were too many to mention; just know that we all came away with memories and impressions that will last a lifetime.

- Ron | Hampton, NH

Buon giorno! We had the BEST trip ever. Everything was just wonderful. The accommodations were fantastic! The food was so good and the wine was divine. I felt that the time allotted was perfect, as with each new day I was ready for the next move! My husband absolutely loved the trip and can’t wait to set up our next vacation!

- Lisa | Providence, RI

Every day was a unique experience filled with friendly faces and beautiful places. We loved every minute of it and recommend this tour to anyone looking for something really special.

- Louise | Montreal, Quebec

Because of the small group we could enjoy dinner each evening in intimate and charming restaurants. I especially loved the cooking class in our hostess’ kitchen in our beautiful manor house.

- Patricia | Beverly, MA

I have told all my friends that it was a lovely trip from beginning to end. I saw so much and met so many great people. Everything was wonderful– the food, the picnic, the people, every place we stayed.

- Lillian | Apline, NJ

Thank you so much for the wonderful tour! Every day I think of something different and fun that we did or saw. I have so many very nice memories.

- Janet | Sarasota, FL

We had a fantastic time. We loved the places you suggested to visit and the accommodations were great! I have recommended you to several people already. A really beautiful trip!! We just wanted to thank you for all your work and energy to make this happen.

- Lee | Ipswich, MA

This was an amazing trip that was beyond anything we had imagined! The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, the towns charming and the guided tours chock filled with history and entertaining tales of days gone by.  I’ve traveled to many places but this by far was the best.  We fell in love with Amalfi.  I have no favorite place because each was unique and fantastic. Day trips included out of the way places that showed Italy in a different light, the culture and heart of the region. Each hotel was carefully chosen to enhance the experience with great rooms, gorgeous views, and great service. The dinners and lunches were works of art – each dish masterfully cooked & presented.  Each day, when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it did. Our guide, with his love of Italy, made sure each day was tailored to meet individual preferences and needs. The local guides that we had were very knowledgeable and knew some very interesting facts of the historical sites in the areas we visited. There was plenty of time to rest, linger or just explore. As I posted pictures and details on Facebook, my friends were blown away by this trip. And at the end of the tour my husband asked if the tour had been worth the price and without hesitation, the other couple & I said, “yes!” I do intend to book with Olde Ipswich Tours in future years.

- Jerry | San Angelo, TX

Just returned from a most wonderful week in the Piedmont region! Thanks so much for organizing the culinary tour with Ron at Chez Boucher! Vincenzo was the the very best guide we could have ever wished for. He did an amazing job organizing all the local events! The restaurants were exceptional; the local tours of wineries, cheese and truffle farms were so enjoyable because of the passion of the local guides and merchants.
I am looking forward to my next adventure!
Thank you so much!

- Carol | Port Charlotte, FL