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Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions

Via Oliveto 32, 98030 Gaggi, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 961 7042
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Puglia and Basilicata with Secret Italia Tours - Wonderful Trip!

I highly recommend this small group tour company that has a personal touch and a big heart! Aldo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
abramsj2
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Exceptional Tour and Guide Paola

An excellent tour of Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria that was a perfect mix of Architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FPWhitePlains
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New York
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Secret Tours is a small friendly boutique tour company offering small group tours and private excursions in South Italy, Sicily and Malta. We do believe that personal contact and first impressions are very important. We, at Secret Tours, all share a great passion for those unique countries. Between ourselves, we share a wealth of experience and various roles, ranging from Tour Operators to Travel Agency consultancies, to guided excursions, to coach trips. We have worked with major New Zealand, Australian and American large Tour Operators as tour managers particularly in Sicily and Malta where some of our staff are based. We take you to the places that we like visiting - All our tours are organised directly by us as we believe it is most important to guide you to make the right choice when choosing the right tour experience. All our tours are in a small group context (8-14 participants) giving a more personal touch and flexibility where needed. We want you to experience Italy and Malta as a local through unique experiences in contact with local people..this is what an experience of life is made of! We also leave some time each day for you to explore at your own pace so you can get a sense of how it is to live like a local. We all look forward to making your holiday in South Italy, Sicily and Malta a magical and unique experience! Arrivederci! Aldo
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Via Oliveto 32, 98030 Gaggi, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this small group tour company that has a personal touch and a big heart! Aldo, the tour manager, was available thru e-mail and phone calls day and night during the planning of the trip. I can't say enough about our tour guide,...More

Thank abramsj2
Secret72, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so ever much. You have made my day with this comment Love Aldo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent tour of Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria that was a perfect mix of Architecture, Regional Culture, Nature and Cuisine. Architecture via the Baroque churches and Palazzo's of Bari and Lecce. The medieval cave dwellings of Matera. The Truffi dwellings of Alberobello. The Romanesque churches...More

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Secret72, General Manager at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grazie mille Francesco We are so pleased you have enjoyed Puglia, Matera and Calabria Hope to see you again in the near future Ciao Aldo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on many tours in Italy, and this has been the best! When we emailed questions to Aldo from the States, he answered immediately and thoroughly. Our group was small and the people were wonderful. Paola, our guide, went above and beyond to...More

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Secret72, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao Leslie Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. You have made our day. We really hope you will travel with us again. Millions of grazie mille for having enjoyed your time with our family business and the charming Paola. Grazie di cuore Aldo

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We took the tour of Sicily 4/29/17-5/11/17 and loved the tour and our guide Daniela. Our hotels were small lovely boutique hotels in great locations. Our itinerary included major sights throughout Sicily as well as lunch at a family home in a small village near...More

Thank Jan K
Management response:Responded 20 July 2017

Thanks so much. It is great to have wonderful guests like you. Thanks Aldo

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Owner Aldo was rude and unwelcoming when I made inquiries concerning a future trip. A first time client has legitimate questions and his attitude was one of "just go to website" and when I asked a couple of more questions he said ALL of his...More

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Secret72, Direttore at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

We are free to accept or refuse potential guests that will ruin the holiday of our guests and our tours. This is the first stage of this type of screening. I am sorry but we felt that due to your attitude and bad manner you...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We are unable to find ordinary words in which to express our complete satisfaction with this tour. It was beyond our expectations. The itinerary was outstanding as was the restaurants we ate at. What really made the tour so special was Daniela, our tour guide....More

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Secret72, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks so much. It is great to have wonderful guests like you. Thanks Aldo

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to this tour having heard and read so much about the history, the architecture, the food, and this tour delivered it all, and more. In the safe friendly hands of our guide, Rosaria, the layers of Sicily were revealed. Her knowledge...More

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Secret72, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks so much for sending us a wonderful review. Guests like you make our job wonderful. Thanks for choosing us.

Reviewed 8 July 2017

This company might have a mixed compass. Despite the high reviews, examine carefully. We booked two tours with the company for this past June - one for Tuscany and the other for Sicily. They revealed almost polar opposite experiences. Our review of Sicily is not...More

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Secret72, Direttore at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for your email. We totally disagree with your email considering that other guests on your same tour had a wonderful time instead and praised our attention to details. Everyone is free to believe what they wish. I would not believe a review which is...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

While we love to travel and discover things on our own... we could not have been happier with our Secret Italia Tour and will definitely travel with them again. There is no way that we could have created such a diverse two weeks on our...More

3  Thank Rob and Claire R
Secret72, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks so much for sending us a wonderful review. Guests like you make our job wonderful. Thanks for choosing us.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We just go back from our secret Italia tour of Sicily and yes it was fabulous as other reviews have said. We also were nervous about booking a tour group on line. And only being able to correspond through phone and internet. We had nothing...More

2  Thank Karen C
Secret72, Owner at Secret Italia Tours - Small Group Tours & Private Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks so much for sending us a wonderful review. Guests like you make our job wonderful. Thanks for choosing us.

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Jenny T
5 August 2015|
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Dear Jenny Thanks so much for your enquiry. The weather is pleasant in late September. This is for sure the best time to visit sicily. Please do get back to us for any queries you might have Kind regards from Aldo at... More
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Rosann G
16 April 2015|
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Thanks send us an email through our website. Arrivederci
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Dear all Thanks so much for contacting Secret Italia Tours. We are very happy To trailor your tour. Would you please be so Kind TO contact us At the following email Through our website. Thanks Regards Aldo
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