I already did one review so this will be short. It was excellent, hotel was great and Monogram did a wonderful job with their hosts and guides. My only complaint is the airline travel-horrible trip on the way back, got stuck in Chicago overnight. I'll never have more than one stop if I travel again and it won't be in Chicago. Other than that it was great.
Review by Killacad1 month ago
Great time awesome service!
Review by AuClair1 month ago
Excellent experience. As first time travelers, Monograms programs and staff were awesome.
Review by Xiulan Kavanough1 month ago
Great itinerary, 14 days in Kenya & Tanzania. Lodges were all great. Guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything was very well organized. Game drives (usually 2 per day) were fantastic!!
Review by Bafford Kossai1 month ago
Our hosts picked up us at the airport, delivered us to our hotels, took us to and from train stations, and delivered us to our final airport to depart Italy. All of our three hosts were kind, courteous, and knowledgeable about our excursions we had booked.
ALL tour guides were phenomenal for our excursions. Job well done, everyone involved.
Review by Sahafx2 months ago
Most aspects of the itinerary, hotels and local hosts were outstanding! The best way to travel.
Review by Apostu Siegerson2 months ago
Monograms gave us the perfect balance for our first European vacation (a trip through Italy). They provided us easy and narrated access to some of the biggest sites, but also the flexibility, space and support for us to do what we want. In Florence, we saw the David, the Duomo and the Ufizzi Gallery but also had the ability and time to book a small group wine tour to the Chianti region. In Sorrento, we had the support to make reservations at perfect waterside restaurants and we had the information to buy home some of the most amazing hand made sandals. The support they give was top notch, and I would absolutely do it again! Thank you to Monograms for everything!
Review by Adelsio2 months ago
The trip was far more than I anticipated! The hosts in each city were wonderful as well as the hotels and food. Very knowledgable guides and tour people. It was all good!
Review by Ashland Vondock2 months ago
I had not traveled before with a company like Monograms but after doing it I really understand the value. Our local host was great and provided excellent advice and peace of mind while in country.
Review by Nothappyjan Kayrol2 months ago
Of our guides, one, a young man named Richard, was the best. He took us a 4 1/2 hour walking tour of Prague. He made sure all our optional tours were covered and knew a lot about the history and special sites to see around Prague. I am sorry we don't know his last name, we have thrown that information away.
Review by Brat2 months ago
I have never taken a "quasi independent" tour before but Monogram clearly won me over. I will definitely travel with them again because they offer the optimum balance of "organized sightseeing" and free time to do things at one's own pace. In the past, I had always traveled on structured, totally organized tours where every minute was accounted for. Monogram offers a better choice and I highly recommend them.
Review by Apira2 months ago
Transportation, accommodations, hosts and guides in Florence and Rome were all excellent and exceeded our expectations!
Review by Dakotacat2 months ago
We just got back from our vacation with Globus Monogram Tours. We were in Venice, Florence and Rome. We highly recommend this tour company for everyone!!!! It was smooth sailing right from the get go. It was everything we wanted and more. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. First class accommodations on the trains, also helping us on the train and making sure we were in our proper seats. We will definitely travel with them again !! Thankyou for making our vacation such a memorable one.
Review by MaryHamblen2 months ago
We had a great time and met some wonderful people!
Review by Matchup3 months ago
Great combo of tour and free time. Have not been disappointed with any of our hosts.
We were not clear from descriptions on the excursions and felt a little lost without a map but it all worked out- made it more of an adventure!
Review by Cundalinies3 months ago
Just got back from our vacation in Rome. We had a great time. Wonderful tour guides Francesco and tour coordinator Marisol Orlando. Tours were just the right amount of time. Highly recommend Monograms.
Review by Rslatinovideos Maytorena3 months ago
Monograms does a good job in Europe. They did a terrible job in Costa Rica. Keep in mind that most of their optional excursions are provided by sub-contractors. Most are good. Some are not.
Review by Dominicke3 months ago
Monograms was instrumental in putting our dream trip together. We knew that a private safari in Kenya would be a trip of a lifetime but we were impressed beyond our expectations. The density and variety of wildlife was extraordinary, and the people (both in the US and Kenya) were wonderful to work with.
We were especially impressed with our guide, Benjamin N., who was excellent to work with and extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and Kenya as a whole. Due to his 14 years of experience guiding safaris in Kenya, he was intimately familiar with each of the 3 parks we visited and he knew the majority of the other guides and property staff members we encountered throughout the trip. He was also very aware of the habits of all the wildlife and was always able to balance getting us as close as possible to the wildlife, while still being respectful of the animals. Ben also has an eye for photography and was enthusiastic about making constant small adjustments to the placement of the vehicle to give us the best possible lighting and angles for photos. You can tell he enjoys every aspect of guiding people around his beautiful country and is also passionate about wildlife conservation. We would highly recommend Ben as a guide to anyone looking at itineraries in Kenya; you will not be disappointed and will benefit from his expertise and professionalism.
We were also very impressed with the three main properties we stayed at during out stay. All three properties were luxurious and provided unique opportunities for viewing wildlife (often right from the room!). The food, cleanliness, and location of all three properties were truly impressive. All staff members we encountered across the entire trip were friendly, helpful, and willing to go above and beyond to make our stay exceptional. Each property added their own unique touches to our stay that made our trip truly special.
All in all, our trip to Kenya has convinced us that this was not a once-in-a-lifetime trip since we will have to visit again! We would not change anything about our stay and are looking forward to returning as quickly as we can!
Review by BGuyton3 months ago
Lots of fun and can't wait to do it again!
Review by Nitrox Dempskk3 months ago
Monograms was a perfect choice for my extended stay after my Globus escorted vacation. I wanted extra time in Barcelona but did not need a fully guided tour. The monograms option provided a lovely hotel, airport transfers and an agent to work with in the hotel for my questions or independent excursions. I will use Monograms again in the future.
Review by JMiles Biasco3 months ago
Monograms provided consistently high quality destination hosts, accomodations, tour guides, and transportation. A couple of the excursions did not live up to the description, but on the whole our experience was outstanding. I would travel with Monograms again.
Review by Shelenie Jeanlouis3 months ago
The most organized and amazingly planned vacation we ever had!
Anyone out there who is skeptical of a totally planned, tour guide led, structured vacation, like I was, FEAR NOT! Monogram tours has put together itineraries that are outstanding. They use Destination Asia as their local tour company in each city in that region. I have to say that everything ran like clockwork, the local hosts and guides were outstanding, and there was plenty of down time built in if you wanted to do things independent of the tour group. We were treated like kings and queens. the hotels were outstanding hotels with comfortable beds, plenty of amenities, and great food.
If there were 6 stars, they would get a 6 star rating!
I will not hesitate to use monogram or one of their sister companies to plan my next vacation.
Review by Alwaysa3 months ago
Monogram is the best travel agency that I have ever used. I am now 72 years old and I have traveled a lot, my regret is that I didn't have Monogram for the most of my life to guide me in my travel selection and the support they provide.
Review by Toughski3 months ago
Overall experience with Monogram was very good, I would avoid flying premium economy with Air France in the future, 11 hour flight with no reclining seats, also check in in Paris was a joke.