Kimkim and Travel 12 exceeded expectations
Italy | Sep 19 - Oct 2, 2022

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Lauri F.
Pittsburgh, PA | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Ina and her team worked with us to set up a trip that combined history, museums, biking, hiking and some free time as our son was in the region to which we were traveling. We were able to easily see what we wanted and travel (with all the details pre-arranged) between Venice, Florence, Levanto and Rome, Italy. The planning was a great collaborative experience, the attention to detail was excellent, and the guides that they set up for us were all among the best we have had (for tours and... read more

Ina and her team worked with us to set up a trip that combined history, museums, biking, hiking and some free time as our son was in the region to which we were traveling. We were able to easily see what we wanted and travel (with all the details pre-arranged) between Venice, Florence, Levanto and Rome, Italy. The planning was a great collaborative experience, the attention to detail was excellent, and the guides that they set up for us were all among the best we have had (for tours and for bike tours). This is my second time using Kimkim and I will be back for the next big trip.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Antiche Figure
Venice

They actually upgraded us to a junior suite at the sister hotel which was a 5 minute walk from this place. Both looked great but we stayed at the Canal Grande and loved it and the staff.

Authenticity & Character
It “fit” what we expected for Venice.
Location
Easy to get anywhere.
Staff
The staff were friendly, recommended places for dinner and made the reservations. Excellent service!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Milu Hotel
Florence

This was our favorite of all the hotels because it was full of cool art and again, the staff were fantastic.

Authenticity & Character
It was in the fashion district and had a totally cool vibe about it.
Location
It was right in the midst of everything we wanted to do and so everything was a 10 minute walk.
Staff
They were also great at finding us places for dinner and we were comfortable enough to just let them pick and make the reservation.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Palazzo Vannoni
Levanto

This was such a friendly hotel!

Authenticity & Character
Location
It was just a bit off the beach in Levanto and easy to navigate to and from. Also close to the train station.
Staff
Super helpful with directions, hiking suggestions, other activities and food!
Aenea Superior Inn
Rome

It was a convenient location and provided good access to what we needed.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Market & Cicchetti Food Tour
Venice

Tour guide was knowledgeable, the food was amazing, and it was just us and another couple which was fun.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Bike Tour on Lido Island
Venice

Valerio took good care of us, adjusted the trip length and speed to our desired activity level, and had a ton of good info.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Afternoon Gelato Making Class
Florence

He was hysterical, and excellent teacher, and so much fun!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Chianti Wine & Olive Oil Tour from Florence
Florence

Our guide for this was so personable and the small group was easy to get to know. Loved seeing and learning about all the places we went.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunset e-Bike Wine Tour
Italy

Sara and Matteo took us on an fun trip, were good at explaining the history, use of the bikes, and took lots of pictures and drone shots for us to enjoy.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Vatican Guided Tour
Rome

Really knowledgeable tour guide that made this more interesting than I expected it to be. But you can’t go to Rome and not see the Vatican. She made me glad I went.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Bike The Appian Way
Rome

I can’t believe Valentina actually got us to bike on some of those roads, but what a trip! It was a great way to see things a typical tour would not get to, she was wicked smart, and took good care of us as we went through some really busy places. We learned a lot and appreciated Rome so much more. The description mentioned a breakfast or lunch but that wasn’t actually included in the tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Ina Gaydarova
Ina
Ina Gaydarova
Local specialist in Athens, Greece | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Dear, Lauri and Michael!

I'm so happy to see your happy faces, having so much fun on all your tours and activities around Italy and that you were also able to spent some quality time with Connor. Thank you for sharing your photographs (my favourite part when analysing the reviews haha) and for giving us detailed comments on each experience. Every little information is well noted and valued. It looks like you made the most of it and I'm truly thankful you allowed me to be a part of it.
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Dear, Lauri and Michael!

I'm so happy to see your happy faces, having so much fun on all your tours and activities around Italy and that you were also able to spent some quality time with Connor. Thank you for sharing your photographs (my favourite part when analysing the reviews haha) and for giving us detailed comments on each experience. Every little information is well noted and valued. It looks like you made the most of it and I'm truly thankful you allowed me to be a part of it.
It was a pleasure to work with you and I wish you many more smily photographs and happy moments around the world.

Take care!
Ina