This was our first time using KimKim, but we absolutely loved it!
Italy | Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2022

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Britton D.
Los Angeles, CA | Jul 05, 2022

This was our first time using KimKim, but we plan to use the service again in the future. It was so easy to communicate with out agent, Marianne, and we had a wonderful trip to Italy.

We were easily able to share what our desires/plans were, including specific dates and locations, and what types of activities we wanted to do. Marianne and her team put together a great itinerary that covered what we requested. We were able to stay in contact with Marianne even after booking to make small... read more

This was our first time using KimKim, but we plan to use the service again in the future. It was so easy to communicate with out agent, Marianne, and we had a wonderful trip to Italy.

We were easily able to share what our desires/plans were, including specific dates and locations, and what types of activities we wanted to do. Marianne and her team put together a great itinerary that covered what we requested. We were able to stay in contact with Marianne even after booking to make small changes (our flights were changed so that we arrived earlier and were able to request an additional tour the afternoon we arrived). Additionally, when one tour was canceled due to the leader testing positive for COVID, Marianne immediately contacted me with new arrangements for another tour. We were greeted at our first hotel with our printed vouchers, itinerary, and even souvenir books for the two areas we visited in Italy. One of the easiest parts of the trip was that our hotels and train travel was booked, as well as private tours, so we didn't have to worry at all about these details once we were in the country. Additionally, with the private tours, we skipped the long lines, which in addition to the phenomenal tour guides, was well worth the cost. We look forward to using KimKim to book a similar trip in the future!

Hotel Reviews

Culture Hotel Centro Storico

Naples

We were so grateful to the helpful staff and the air conditioning! The breakfast was delicious, and the atmosphere of the hotel overall was welcoming and comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Modern furnishings and bathroom
Location
Easy to get to the marina and the centro storico
Staff
Helpful and shared great information about Naples
Cleanliness & Comfort
We noticed ants the last day we were there

Impero Hotel Rome

Rome

The location of the hotel was great- very close to the train station, and within walking distance of many of the central Rome attractions, and even had a variety of restaurants all around the block. The toilet didn't flush well, and didn't improve after we informed staff, but there happened to be an extra bathroom near our room for the meeting rooms, so it was fine. The breakfast was large, and erred on the side of boring and Americanized, but was good enough to start the day. The air conditioning was very welcome!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Centrally located
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
My husband thought the bed was lacking in softness.
Activity Reviews

Private guided tour on Naples

Naples

Ludovica was absolutely phenomenal! She was extremely knowledgeable and did a wonderful job showing us around the centro storico. She answered our questions and shared details about history and architecture that kept us readily engaged for the whole tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
There is no way to experience the heart of Naples except on foot.

Tour the Colosseum and Forum area with a private guide

Rome

Martina from RomeGuides was phenomenal! Her husband, who we were originally scheduled with, had an emergency, so Martina conducted our tour. We are so happy she did! She was extremely knowledgable and engaging, and did a wonderful job of helping us better understand the history of Rome (there's SO much history!)

Quality of Experience
Everything!
Guides, drivers and staff
Seeing and hearing the history and architecture
Transport
This kind of tour can only be enjoyed on foot!

Visit the Vatican Museums and Sixtine Chapel with a private guide

Rome

Martina did an amazing job! We had a tour with Martina from RomeGuides the day before at the Colosseum and Forum, and touring with her a second time was a great experience. She was able to connect the history we had experienced at the Colosseum and Forum with all (SO much) we were seeing at the Vatican. Rather than just going through room by room and pointing out art, she wove a story that pulled everything together, culminating in the papal suites. We do wish we had had more time to see the modern art collection at the Vatican museums (which we didn't know existed until Martina briefly walked us through), but there was so much to take in, we would have probably needed another tour!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Marianne Lopez