What our guests say
We strive to make our trips not only unique, but also unforgettable. Our goal is to give our guests 100% satisfaction, so we want to share some of the comments our guests have made on their experiences.
Phil and Genevieve proved to be exceptional hosts. Prior to the trip, they dedicated time to communicate with all participants, ensuring clarity on our travel details and arranging transportation. Their ongoing communication made it feel like we were reuniting with old friends upon finally meeting. The journey commenced with a bus ride from Milan to the enchanting Lake Como, where our accommodation, a charming hotel, graced the lakeside. Phil offered valuable recommendations, allowing us the freedom to explore at our own pace—whether it be shopping, wandering through local towns, or simply soaking in the scenic views. Phil curated a series of wine tastings, but the true highlight was the personal connection with the winemakers and hearing their narratives. This experience deepened my understanding of the region and the families dedicated to producing some of the finest wines I've ever encountered. Phil's unparalleled knowledge of the region and wines added an extra layer of richness to the journey. The culinary aspect was equally delightful, featuring an abundance of the region's traditional dishes. The opportunity to partake in a truffle hunt was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In essence, the trip was a picturesque, educational journey that stimulated all the senses. I thoroughly relished my time on this tour and wholeheartedly recommend it to others.
Our tour was incredible! Phil’s wine knowledge (and patience…we had two kids with us!) made for a really remarkable few days of wine tours. He curated the perfect tour and restaurants for us. We have very much enjoyed the wine we brought back to the States with us. Thanks Phil!
Phil has an excellent knowledge of wine, food and Italian culture and history in general. He also has close relationships and friendships across the country, built on decades of experience in the Italian wine industry. We spent time with Phil in Tuscany and were blown away by experiencing the region in a way that is simply not possible without his knowledge and contacts.
It is these special ingredients, coupled with Phil's generous and welcoming spirit, that makes Maestro Tours a natural choice for those looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Italy
We highly recommend Maestro Tours - we will be back for sure!!
Recently completed a wine tour of Sicily with Phil and Genevieve. Highly recommend! In addition to tasting wonderful wines, Phil arranges the tour to include meeting and talking with producers, walking the vineyards, and great food pairings. Phil also incorporates visits to cultural sites, and other points of interest. A highlight for me included a tour/hike of the Mt Etna area with an expert volcanologist guide. Phil's engaging personality also helps establish quick camaraderie amongst the tour group. Add wonderful hotel accommodations and michelin-star restaurants, Phil has all bases covered.
Jim and Susan Neuman
We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the Sicilian tour with Phil and Genevieve in October. We not only experienced wonderful wines and food, but had great camaraderie with our group! The travel details were expertly put together and we discovered things in Sicily that we would not have on our own. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phil's tours to anyone who loves to explore delicious wines, restaurants and wonderful places! Phil is very knowledgeable in the wine field as well as donning a keen sense of humor!!
I recently had the pleasure of embarking on a tour with Phil as our remarkable host, and I must say, it was an experience that exceeded all expectations. From start to finish, Phil's competence, knowledge, and genuine passion for the destinations we visited made this trip one of the most memorable journeys I've ever had the pleasure of taking.
Phil's expertise in guiding our group through the intricacies of each location was truly exceptional. His in-depth understanding of the historical significance, cultural nuances, and local traditions brought every destination to life. Whether it was wandering through the enchanting streets of Rome or exploring the hidden gems of Tuscany, Phil's insightful commentary enriched our understanding and appreciation of each place we visited.
What truly sets Phil apart is his ability to create a warm and inclusive atmosphere that fostered a sense of camaraderie within our group. From the moment we met, Phil's genuine enthusiasm and approachable nature instantly put everyone at ease. His knack for storytelling made history come alive, and his personal anecdotes added a delightful personal touch to our journey.
Furthermore, Phil's meticulous planning and attention to detail were evident in every aspect of the tour. From seamless logistics to hand-picked accommodations and exceptional dining experiences, every element was thoughtfully curated to ensure our comfort and enjoyment throughout the trip. Phil's commitment to providing a five-star experience was evident at every turn.
Having had the pleasure of traveling with Phil, I can wholeheartedly say that I would eagerly go on tour with him again. His professionalism, knowledge, and genuine passion for creating unforgettable experiences are a testament to his competence as a host. I am left with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and history of the places we explored together.
If you're seeking a truly remarkable journey filled with insightful exploration, authentic experiences, and the guidance of an exceptional host, I wholeheartedly recommend Phil and his tours. You can trust that you'll be in capable hands, and your trip will be nothing short of extraordinary.
Thank you, Phil, for an unforgettable adventure. I eagerly look forward to joining you on another tour in the future!!