Our trip to Rome, Sorrento, and the Amalfi coast was full of beauty, fun. Adventure, and fabulous food. Mainly vacations put together the most wonderful tours, along with free time at each location. We had some challenges on our trip such as a cancelled flight, and a change in our tour group size, but everything was managed and compensated for by our contact. Brian John, who kept in touch the entire trip and helped where needed. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to see the South of Italy, and learn about the history and geography of the area.
Review by Issacc5 months ago
Excellent trip. Gems of Greece and Dubai. Logistics well taken care of. Excellent assistance from local representatives. Great hotels. Would recommend to friends.
Review by Ebyan Elshabany6 months ago
It was a great trip all around. Given the opportunity to go to Greece and travel the different islands was unbelievable in itself, but then going to Dubai after was just icing on the cake. Trip of a lifetime, really amazing! I would highly recommend to anyone considering going to Greece or Dubai. Or just wanted to have a really fun, adventurous and beautiful trip. Athens is a must-see for the history of Greece, we got to see the Parthenon and acropolis which was very cool. A little bit long of a tour, but still okay. Santorini just beautiful architecture over looking the island off the cliff of the El Greco hotel was just pure bliss. I’ve never seen any water like that dark deep blue color. Sunset at OIA is a must, and then dinner of course. Mykonos beach front hotel was great. Dubai just so luxurious, great customer service and pick-ups and drop-offs to all the different places on time every day was a great feeling to have professionals guide you through unmarked territory of a different country.
Review by Horen7 months ago
Wonderful tour packed with many places to see and plenty of walking.
We had a great tour manager that was very accommodating and personable. I would highly recommend this trip!
Review by Rehmi7 months ago
Excellently organized, with genuine desire to best serve the customer.
Thank you Yannis, we really appreciate your care and professionalism that made our vacation a great delight. Also, the cruse directors Florentina and Ion were incredible charming organizers. That's a rare gift.
We are glad to keep spreading the word about you.
Thank you for our unforgivable vacation.
Mihai & Mona MOS
Review by Nandlal8 months ago
Our tour to Italy covered so many different places to see. I was amazed at the amount of places we got to go and things we got to see for such a great price. I was also very impressed that our representative was willing to go the extra mile and help us with better flights, and to work out staying longer on our own. Even though we were on our own after the tour, the agent still arranged for us to be picked up and taken to the airport, and there was no additional charge for a later flight after the tour ended. I would definitely use this company again. They made all the right connections and arrangements I could never have done on my own.
Review by Ayderekia Siveyer8 months ago
Great personalized service, we had great time
Review by Daveyplace8 months ago
Mainly Vacations is very responsible as a company and offers great vacation packages. We are very pleased with its customer service and package deal. We hope to book again in the near future.
Review by Nicco Røisland9 months ago
It is one thing for a booking agency to put together an excellent tour, which Mainly Vacations did. How an agency responds to unexpected problems, though, is a real test of their skill. Mainly Vacations had to deal with two major mishaps at the beginning of our tour. First, on the day that we were to fly out of Newark to Rome, 22 of the 24 people in our group had to cancel. They were members of an Italian family planning to take their grandfather on a tour of his homeland, but he had a stroke the day they were to leave. By all rights, Mainly Vacations could have cancelled the tour because there were only two of us left--me and my wife. But our contact, Brian John, somehow managed to switch some things around and create a new itinerary, half of which was basically a private tour for us. He also refunded each of us $250 for food since we would not be having group meals. And we got to take a high-speed train instead of a bus from Rome to Sorrento and back!
The second mishap occurred the same day. We showed up at Norwegian Airlines two hours before our 11:30 PM flight to find that they had just cancelled the flight a few hours earlier due to technical problems with the plane. The airline of course gave us a hotel room and put us on another flight the next day, but it was through Copenhagen with an unknown second leg to Rome. They wanted us to just talk to someone at the desk in Copenhagen to see what flight might be available. Brian came to our rescue again, calling Norwegian and demanding that they nail down the second flight so we would know when we were arriving in Rome and could be met by a driver to take us to our hotel. And then Brian rescheduled activities within the tour for us because we were arriving one day late. Furthermore, he put us in nicer hotels than the ones in the original itinerary. This was a miraculous save of our vacation, if you ask me. I should mention that the tour was during Easter week, an incredibly busy time in Rome. The city was packed with hundreds of tour groups, and still Mainly Vacations took care of us. We were able to stay in constant contact with Brian by phone or email, and he always responded promptly when we needed help or information.
With all of the rearranging, you might think that something would fall through during our week. There were so many times that we were supposed to be met by a driver to take us somewhere. Only one time did someone fail to meet us, the morning we were supposed to be transported from our hotel to the Vatican. We easily got past that problem by taking a bus and booking our own tour, and Brian gave us a refund for that.
In short, Mainly Vacations put together a fantastic experience for us in Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri Island, and the Amalfi Coast, helping us to overcome adversities for a truly enjoyable and memorable vacation.
Review by Tianny9 months ago
Trip was fantastic! Beyond the issue with out flights being cancelled on the way to Greece I dont have any complaints. A suggestion would be to tell people important items to bring like a wind breaker because my research said spring temps and it was actually cold.
Review by Jahkey9 months ago
Our trip was wonderful overall. Although some of the hotels we stayed were not on par as the description from mainly vacation. But mainly vacation addressed my concerns quickly. We would book more trips with them in the future.
Review by Crescenzia9 months ago
I had a wonderful time in Italy. Everything was set up for us , no worries, great vacation.
Review by Gavara10 months ago
I had a wonderful vacation thanks to Mainly Vacations. The have made my planning process so much easier. Thank you MainlyVacations
Review by Marielyst11 months ago
Some restaurants great others not so great....travel to and from airport..terrible .had to wait 2 and a half hours to get to the hotel...tour guides excellent..accomadations good...would go again
Review by Micael11 months ago
I cannot tell you how thoroughly happy i am with everything that Mainly Vacations provided for my recent trip in Europe. The Trains, the Hotels, the Tours - ALL AMAZING. EVERYTHING flowed SO smoothly and effortlessly. All I had to do was "show up" and "enjoy" the time of my life. Thank you Brian John and Mainly Vacations for this amazing opportunity of a lifetime made so much more pleasant because of your help. I have already referred friends/colleagues to you for you help on their trip coming next September. You are ALL the BEST!!!!!! Again THANK YOU!!!!
Review by Barzone Denburg1 year ago
Overall trip was great. Mainly vacations were easy to contact always available and supported us well. Any issues were addressed immediately no matter how small. Great company to deal with and they put together a trip of a lifetime.
Review by Donecia1 year ago
I just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous trip to Italy on the Italy Renaissance Tour. Everything about this trip was exceptional in every way. From the arrival transfer to the coach used to go from one city to the other was great. I especially loved the tour guide Antonella…she made everything come to life.
What I liked most about this trip is that it was a small group. I think there was about 25 persons and this really made the trip special because it felt like I knew everyone on the trip. The organization of everything went without a hitch.
I especially loved the view all the Renaissance art in Florence. My God! What a beautiful thing to see Michael Angelo’s David sculpture.
The hotels were great 4 star hotels and very well located and the staff went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable.
The only thing I would suggest to consider restricting the tour for those who are not a mobile and maybe reduced the itinerary a bit. There was one full day that included a bit more walking than I expected.
Overall my wife and I were very satisfied with our Italy tour and will be contacting Mainly Vacations again soon for our next trip to Greece.
Review by Frustated1 year ago
We had a very good experience with Mainy Vacations.
Review by Trayvon1 year ago
My experience was great. This was my first time going to Greece as well as taking a cruise. The vacation package I selected from Mainly Vacations was very accommodating. From the time my family, friends and I arrived in Athens we were greeted by friendly and hospitable people. From the hotel staff Athenian Callirhoe hotel to the Celestyal Cruise crew felt welcome.The tour guides were very informative. I was able to gain so much knowledge on Greek culture on my brief stay. I will definitely book with Mainly Vacations again.
Review by Frontline Jonaviciute1 year ago
From the flights, to the transfers, to the hotels, to the daily tours.... everything went so smoothly. Every aspect of this trip was outstanding! Mainly Vacations has made my dream trip the best experience that I have ever had. I would use Mainly Vacations again, as well as recommend them to everyone.
Review by Delvecchio1 year ago
Just back from the Renaissance Italy trip and totally amazed at what a great trip. Starting from all of the things that were included...sightseeing tours, delicious meals, fantastic hotels...we saw and did so much, and the deal price we paid was an even better...unbelievable value for all we got. I just can't believe it! In Rome we visited all of the main sights...Colosseum, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, tossed the three coins in Trevi Fountain, and so much art -- like Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel in Vatican. Quick tip in Rome Piazza Navona is a great place to head in the evening to see how the locals live and enjoy music and artists and more...great people watching. Assisi gave us a feeling like nothing ever. It was such an enriching part of the trip -- it almost felt surreal to be in the same places where so much history has been made. Florence was my wife's favorite -- great shopping for art, ceramics, and leather. I love the food in Florence (well in all of Italy, but here was exceptional)...and the Tuscan wine. Can't forget the impressive churches here mixed into the modern hustle and bustle of the city (the massive Duomo kid of sneals up on you when you turn a corner)...beyond super cool -- not to mention the Uffizzi with all the masterpieces -- and just hanging out in the piazza's having wine and enjoying life in Florence (We could live here!) Also important to note is that we got to see unique places like Siena and Padua. Our guide in Padua took us on a walking tour that was outstanding...they say it may actually be the oldest city in Italy. I had visited Venice in the past but need to say that again our guide did such a great job, it was kind of like seeing it all again in a whole new way. Of course we went to main sights St. Mark’s square, Doge’s Palace, the bridge of sighs, etc -- but the excitement and the way our guide told the history made it...then we also got to see Murano (and of course, had to get some pieces for home). I cannot thank Mainly Vacations enough for creating this splendid vacation in Italy -- almost all meals were included (and wine too with lunch and dinner...saved us a lot on just that). Great guides and hotels -- ultimate itinerary to see so much. If you are looking to visit these places, I recommend this trip for certain.
Review by Dionta1 year ago
Working with Brian was great. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and flexible. When there were any issues he resolved quickly and exhibited great customer service in the process.
We got a lot of value for our money and really enjoyed the tours, knowledgeable guides and experience.
We already know where we’d like to travel for the next two years and will turn to Brian and Mainly Vacations for our planning.
Review by Juxing1 year ago
It is an experience like no other. The service was very Professional, And immaculate. I would recommend this service to everyone. Will always use this for my vacations
Review by Gelarah1 year ago
Brian goes above and beyond to make your travel experience stress free and special.
Review by Apuyantra1 year ago
Getting through the security of El Al at JFK was a headache and I was concerned that the trip to Israel would be like vacationing in a prison. However, to the contrary! Once we landed in Tel Aviv, ground transportation was set up to take us to our hotel. There were wonderful tour guides and drivers to take us around. We also flew to Jerusalem with no issue. The sights were awesome and the hotels we stayed in were just incredible. This trip was well organized and probably the best experience I’ve had overall.