Our recent client testimonials

An excellent time was had by my group of 18 friends thanks to Caron and Mauro. I was referred to CMC World Travel by a friend who had used them in the past and it was the best recommendation ever!

21st January, 2017

My group of 18 friends traveled via cruise ship in September to Barcelona, Mallorca, Marseilles, Florence, Rome and Naples. We love to cruise but are not fans of cruise tours due to the large group normally on each tour and never knowing who we will be with and weather or not the others have the same interest in itinerary as us. Plus they are not flexible!

We first contacted Caron about 6 months before our trip. She responded quickly and came up with a suggested itinerary with options for each day. We were able to choose between the options she suggested and make changes as we wished for each tour. Also, our group did not need to choose the same thing and often split into 2 different groups, based on our interests. She made it so easy! For each city, we were met by guides picked by Caron or personally by Mauro, the Partner of Caron. We were well taken care of by every guide we had with comfortable transportation, safe driving and knowledgeable guides.

I can't say enough great things about Caron and Mauro!

Carol | Cincinnati United States

Exceptional Tours of Italy - Highly Recommended!

16th October, 2016

We have previously visited Italy on two occasions & always look to book one or two tours to maximize our short visits. I was looking for something a little different this time & stumbled upon Mauro's expert reviews. From the onset of our email correspondence with various requests, suggestions & changes to our itinerary over months of planning, the communication oozed professionalism, friendliness & the promise of an exciting trip with the finalisation of a tailored combination tour for the three of us.
Mauro arrived punctually at our hotel as arranged the evening of our arrival for some exploring & fun in The Eternal City. He was so welcoming which instantly made us feel that we had met our friend in Rome as we wandered the cobblestones together. He really was a breath of fresh air after many hours of flying...Our adventure continued to include a full day exploring Rome discovering different traditions whilst visiting key places of interest in & around the centre & the various neighbourhoods. His natural ability to communicate & accommodate personal interests & share his knowledge with passion & humour across the age groups to include our 17 year old son was truly amazing. Mauro then transferred us safely to Florence for 2 days, where we all had an awesome time together dining & shopping at the local market, learning about the places of interest, listening to buskers, eating gelato & Ferrari test driving. We also did a day trip to stunning Portofino. He is great with dinner reservations & wine pairing from each region, sorting out baggage storage at the hotel + getting the best prices for you when shopping at the local markets or artisan shops. Mauro is such a gem who directs you with great ease through each element of your journey in a relaxed & attentive manner whilst informing the best position for photos where he has mastered the art of self-photos. Throughout our days, Mauro always presented on time with a big smile ready for a new day/night's adventure. He is patient, polite, interesting, friendly, thoughtful, attentive, energetic, & ensured that we had the best of Italy!!
Then we met the lovely Caron who we also instantly fell in love with. She guided us to a wonderful Tuscan Wine Tasting experience in the San Gimignano area with a visit to the medieval village thereafter en-route a safe transfer back to Rome. Caron has great expertise in the travel/tourism industry, a zest for life, has mastered the lingo & has the most awesome sense of humour which had us in stitches all the way back “home”. She really has a vibrant, warm & caring personality and focused on our well being & enjoyment throughout our time together & really went the extra mile with looking after us during & after the completion of our booked tours with CMC to include courier arrangement of our charges left behind in Florence, a sophisticated dinner at Ciampini in the glass room with VIP seating arrangement for a stunning meal & a fantastic night view of St Peter’s Bascilica lit up in the distance. Our time together concluded with Caron sorting out a visit to Villa d’Esta with another great guide Bru after check out on our last day in Rome to fill in some hours whilst we waited for our airport transfer.
How grateful & blessed we are to have met Mauro & Caron, who both have excellent people skills, pay great attention to detail, are so kind & considerate, have a wealth of knowledge and mostly have big, warm welcoming hearts - they really are great ambassadors for Italy!! We LOVED all our special time together which has truly left a lasting impression and a thirst for more...My only regret is that our time together was too short & we cannot wait to visit again soon to spend some more quality time exploring with our new friends.
Lots of love Clive, Jenny & Kai

Jenny | Malvern Durban South Africa

Most Wonderful Tour Guide's in Italy!

10th August, 2016

We recently returned from our trip to Italy which consisted of 2 nights in Rome and 5 nights in Sorrento. Our friends suggested using CMC and asking for Mauro as they had a few years ago.
BEST - TIP - EVER!

We were able to "design" our own tour. We contacted Caron and she was prompt in replying with a suggested itinerary. After a few modifications we landed on a pickup at Rome's airport and a drop off at our hotel. Then 2 days later a drive to Sorrento followed by the next day, a tour of Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello. On our last day a pick up in Sorrento and a drive back to Rome to meet our home bound flight.
The day before we left for Italy Mauro texted us a photo of himself so we could find him easily at the airport in Rome when we landed. He was waiting there for us with open arms. To say we felt a warm welcome is an understatement! Mauro, my wife, and I felt as though we had become long lost friends on that short drive to our hotel. 2 days later Mauro drove us down to our hotel in Sorrento stopping first to get coffee and then in Pompeii to see the ruins. We were introduced to an amazing guide in Pompeii that knew everything there is to know about the ancient site. Then back into Mauro's comfortable SUV for the drive to Sorrento. We stopped at
La Sorgente Farm which is a wonderful spot that included Mozzarella cheese making and lunch with fresh ricotta & homemade pasta. Only a tour with CMC offered this kind of personal service...we never would have seen such a place like this without Caron and Mauro's suggestions. Finally, a drop-off at our hotel. The next day Mauro picked us up for our day tour of the Amalfi Coast. It was like visiting Italy with your best friend! This was the most amazing day we've ever had. The restaurants, the views, the drive itself...I can't thank Caron and Mauro enough for giving us the vacation of a lifetime! Mauro's knowledge of the towns and little lookout points is amazing. It made our trip very special. On our last day Caron picked us up in Sorrento and drove us back to Rome for our flight. We were lucky enough to meet Brunella too - part of Caron's list of competent CMC employee's. These two wonderful people made the 2.5 hour drive fly by as if it were 10 minutes.
We can't say enough great things about Caron, Mauro and the CMC experience! If you are interested in personal service and traveling with instant best friends....call them. We can't wait for our next adventure..... Miss you all already and its only been 3 days.

Ron | Fort Lee USA

The BEST trip EVER! Thanks to Caron and CMC world travel services!

27th July, 2016

I had one of the best trips of my life all because of Caron McConnon & the CMC World Travel team. I was lucky enough to meet Caron by chance on the way to Rome from Venice. She must have seen how lost I was with planning my vacation on the fly. In a matter of moments she had arranged all of our remaining travel moving forward by boat, train and ground transportation. She took us on personal tours of Venice, Rome and Florence. The amount of dedication to the details was incredible. We experienced the best restaurants, saw the most important sites and did everything we needed. It was a fantastic trip to Florence without having to wander aimlessly. She literally dropped everything to escort and accompany my family around Italy and ensure the success of our trip in the least stressful way. She even engineered our trip to accommodate the kids who couldn't spend entire days on tours. For me the most important thing was her attention to the most intricate details. I have never experienced that anywhere in the world. Today, I am once again back on the website to book her services. I cant thank her enough for making our family trip so memorable! Thanks Caron and Mauro for everything you did to make our vacation a complete success.

Yvonne | Abu Dhabi UAE

Every guide is professor, knowledgeable and attentive!

18th July, 2016

We had 3 stops in Italy on our cruise. I knew exactly what I wanted my family to see. Caron coordinated a power team of guides to help us see as much as we could.
She met us in Naples and whisked us off to Capri and Sorrento. She watched over us like we were her own family and made sure our dreams were made a reality.
We met 6 other guides and each one was wonderful. Their knowledge of this beautiful country was amazing. They were always punctual and made sure we were back at the port without stress or worry.
Next time we go to Europe, we will trust Caron and her dream team!!

Maureen | Charlotte USA

Thank you for the unforgettable trip through Italy!

15th July, 2016

We have just returned to Louisiana from a fantastic, unforgettable trip through Italy and the Mediterrean. Caron was wonderful to help with our itineray so that our grandson, daughter and we were able to see and experience soooo much. I love Italy and its people.
We combined a 3 day tour from Rome, RCI cruise and then 3 days in Rome again.
Caron even set up our excursion for us out of Naples - said she takes care of us while we are in Italy! It was a family vacation of celebrations and she made it perfect. Even had a Priest bless us at the Vatican on our 51st anniversary. So special - that's Caron. Thank you and Mauro. Hope to see you again - maybe even in Australia. Pat and family

Pat Mosher & Family | Louisiana Stati Uniti

It became a tour of Italy with a close friend!

10th July, 2016

It is difficult to find the words to accurately depict how much we enjoyed our recent visit to Italy.
CMC World Travel was recommended by friends and with Caron's help we designed our customized itinerary.
Upon our arrival in Italy were greeted by Mauro, who almost immediately became a close friend.
Mauro proved to be a wonderful guide, with an infectious love for his country and a unique ability to engage preteens and teens.
Throughout our tour his enthusiasm for the beauty, history and culture of Italy proved infectious.
Moreover, he remained very in tune to our specific experiences and our tour was continually "tweaked" to enhance our experience.
Mauro's knowledge of local restaurants, local wines and, most importantly, gelato were invaluable and his company was always a pleasure.

Tom, Lise, Annelise and Juliana | Banner Elk US

"We highly recommend this fantastico guide!"

2nd June, 2016

Even with the strikes going on throughout and limited time in the Vatican (closed in the morning), Mauro guided us through Rome with expertise and humor. Making our time in Rome the most pleasant experience and making us all want to return and spend more time there with Mauro as our guide. I speak for all eight of us in the group, "We highly recommend this fantastico guide!"

Wendy Knowles | USA

CMC FAR EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS!

2nd June, 2016

Caron is a STAR. She far exceeded our expectations. She is a very intelligent, warm, and fun loving lady. My family had the vacation of our dreams. Don't hesitate to trust her with your vacation. James Albin M.D. FACOG

James Albin | Nebraska USA

You make the difference in a good trip and a great trip!

28th May, 2016

Caron- thanks for your help with planning my best trip ever. Your expertise, tips, recommendations and tailoring to individual requests, are why you are so successful in what you do. You make the difference in a good trip and a great trip! Thanks for putting it together and thanks to Mauro for driving us all over Italy - great food, great wine, great info and best of all, great company! --great memories. All the best to you both!

Candy & Bill | Florida USA