12 Days in Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) - Apr 17 - Apr 28, 2022

Traveler: Alec R. - Local specialist: Andrea Gambino

Wow! Where to begin. I just got back from a 12-day trip to Italy with two other friends that was planned through kimkim. I discovered the site while looking at premade itineraries and decided to go ahead and plan a customized itinerary with a local specialist. I was then set up with Andrea, our local specialist through kimkim. He created the most perfect trip I could have ever asked for. Every request we had was answered, he went through extra effort to change things along the way so that we... read more

Wow! Where to begin. I just got back from a 12-day trip to Italy with two other friends that was planned through kimkim. I discovered the site while looking at premade itineraries and decided to go ahead and plan a customized itinerary with a local specialist. I was then set up with Andrea, our local specialist through kimkim. He created the most perfect trip I could have ever asked for. Every request we had was answered, he went through extra effort to change things along the way so that we had the perfect itinerary ready to go. He was able to customize different types of tours (Small group vs private group), different classes of train travel, and various transportation options. Each thing he planned for us went so smoothly. Traveling internationally can be intimidating at times when trying to plan certain aspects; but with kimkim and Andrea, it was seamless. Not only was he incredibly responsive during the planning of the trip, but once we arrived, Andrea was always there to answer my questions and concerns through texting and calling. Anything that arose, such as wanting to book extra tours or booking covid tests to get back to America or confirming tour guides' names, Andrea was there to help in an incredibly timely manner. Some of our highlights were all of our guided tours of museums such as the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Vatican city, and our private wine tour through Tuscany. Each of our tour guides was incredibly kind and educated in their respective field of expertise. Our wine tour guide Fillipo was a Sommelier, our Rome city stroll guide Ferdinando was a Ph.D. in Archeology, and all of our art guides were masters or Ph.D.s in Art history. Each one was superb. I often saw many other tourists in large groups of 15+ with microphones and earpieces and they were booked at the same price as some of our tours. Without a doubt, our tours were more personal and better. I could go on for many more paragraphs about how great of a trip this was, how easy it was to book and create my perfect itinerary, and how helpful my local specialist Andrea was, but I will save your eyes! I was unfamiliar with kimkim before this trip, but because of their and Andreas' incredible work and help, I will be booking all my future trips with the company. Do not hesitate to book with them; you will be missing out if you don't!

Activity Review

Winery and Tuscany day including San Gimignano and Chianti wine

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Activity Review

What an amazing day we had in Tuscany. Our day began with meeting our guide Filippo. We booked it as a small group trip (up to 8 people) but lucked out by being just the three of us and Filippo. He took us first to San Gimignano to have a short time to explore this incredible piece of history. Next, we traveled to two vineyards and were given amazing tours at each. The tasting, the private four-course lunch, and the tours were incredible. Not only were the guides at each vineyard kind and informed, but Fillipo always had more to add to make our experience better. He is a sommelier, training for his level 3 exam, and it showed. He knew so much about tasting and making wine and was able to impart great knowledge to each of us. It was an incredible day and I would highly recommend it.

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Andrea Gambino, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alec, it was a pleasure having you as traveler and thank you very much for your kind words.
We took special care in choosing guides, drivers and in designing trips that are well balanced and fully enjoyable. I am very glad you had good time and looking forward to assisting you with your next trip.