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Recent feedback from our clients
Elizabeth Rizzotti-April 2013- Normandy
This was truly a memorable day. Alex and Frank (our driver) were both consummate professionals. We were comfortable from the moment we met them both. We were so appreciative of Alex's collaborative approach--he took time when we met to gauge our levels of knowledge and how we wanted to approach the day. Alex's level of expertise is exceptional and his personal ties to this region made this a very special experience. He was charming and informative and we enjoyed every minute of our day with him. He transformed our visit to Normandy into a compelling living history lesson--we both learned more in one day than either of us learned in all our years in school! And, the way he and Frank worked together and coordinated our day enabled us to see more in one day than we ever could have fit in on our own. This was a tour we debated taking at great length because of the cost. However, we are so glad we did it--it was an amazing experience and a highlight of our trip!
William Roderick- Prague- October 2012
Jirina was excellent! She is a walking encyclopedia of Prague and Czech history. She knew Prague like the back of her hand, showing us several quiet spots in a city that tourists are loving to death. She deviated slightly from a Prague history tour, but it added value. She threw in a little folklore and information about what makes Czech citizens tick. It helped with our understanding.
Robert Clary- October 2012
The broad array of walks and dates available as well as the addition of walks on request is an excellent service. The website is excellent, easy to use, and itineraries are readily accessible. The philosophy on the walks provides insights that would not otherwise be readily available. The docent expertise adds meaning and value to the experience.
Bob and Sue Sans- July 2012- Paris
Just wanted to let you know that we totally enjoyed Sophie Nellis' tour of Montmartre today. She did an excellent job of conveying a huge amount of fascinating information in a way that left us wanting to hear more! The time literally flew by and when we parted we felt like we were saying goodbye to a good friend. Sophie went out of her way to chat individually with each of the folks in the group and to make sure everyone got out of the tour what they needed, then to make sure folks were "pointed in the right direction" after the tour was over (including some suggestions on places to go and things to do). Context Travel was more than capably represented by this delightful young lady.
Dennis Locke- June 2012- London
Unquestionably the best guided visit to an attraction we have ever had. What made it work best was our docent. His knowledge and enthusiasm throughout the tour made for a truly memorable experience.
Darcia Cole- June 2012- Venice
This was just the tour we needed to begin our Italy tour. Nadia taught us what to look for in Renaissance and Gothic art. Our 11-year-old daughter was completely taken by the saints and how they are identified through their icons. The knowledge we acquired through our time with Nadia helped us better appreciate the art we experienced in other museums and churches throughout our two weeks in Italy.
Patti Bressman - February 2012- LondonFantastic company to work with. Flexible, amazing docents, and very responsive. We changed plans 48 hours in advance of one of our tours and they accommodated us with a different tour that was perfect for our interests. Each of the docents could not have been nicer or more enthusiastic and really interested in our specific interests. I was very impressed that they ALL must have been briefed on our my son's interests (from my short email when booking) because they catered so nicely to his passions, keeping him engaged throughout the week.
Mira Kautzky- February 2012- IstanbulWe still have some time here but wanted to write you with gratitude about our stay. Keith and I knew within five minutes of walking the streets that Istanbul is one of the most amazing cities we've ever visiting. And the have Claire help us gain insight into the layers of complicated history of the region has been invaluable. We've loved the neighborhoods, the tram, the people, the food, the views, the water. And our twenty four hours in Cappadocia were perfect. The guide, the agenda, the lunch there - all really wonderful. And especially delightful for our kids. Thanks so much for that connection.
Ann Huebner - Jan 2012- New York City
Allison is an expert in Renaissance portraiture (she has written two books about it), and this was a tour of the Met's Renaissance portrait exhibit, so naturally it was going to be amazing. And it was! She took my ten-year-old daughter and I through. We focused on women's portraits, their lives, their jewelry and clothing. Can't even begin to tell you how fun and interesting it was. Apparently Florence in the Renaissance was a materialistic, celebrity-crazed society, filled with red carpet events (weddings) and It Girls and clothing fads. Allison drew comparisons with Angelina Jolie, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian. My daughter just ate it up. We also learned how to tell portraits of married women from single and how to tell if a portrait was painted from life or from a death mask. It was really a spectacular tour. As my daughter said when we left, "Allison is soooo cool!"
Warren Sharp-October 2011- Istanbul
We began the the seminar with a very enjoyable stroll in the Sultanahmet neighborhood close to Hagia Sofia, and visiting several landmarks. We loved stopping into a cafe for tea and Turkish coffee, while Haluk gave us an overview of what we would be seeing. Haluk is animated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great story-teller. Our tour of the Hagia Sophia itself was extremely informative; overall a much richer experience than if we had toured on our own.
Jeff Staadt-October 2011- Siena
Stella was fantastic, extremely personable and warm. She was very knowledgeable about everything in Siena. I especially enjoyed that she took us up to the archives -- it was something I know that I would not have seen on my own. We only had one day in Siena, and I know that Stella's tour made it seem like we didn't miss a thing. Once again, I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Gerry Katz- October 2011- New York City
We truly enjoyed our walking tour of Central Park on Saturday, October 15th. Matico was organized, well informed about the landscape and architecture and was one of the best tour guides we have experienced. It was really refreshing to has an architectural history Ph.D. student as our guide. He's a treasure.
Shawn Sweeney - October 2011- Barcelona
Once you've taken a Context tour, you're spoiled. Nothing else can compare.
We've taken five since June, 2011, and I've recommended your company to friends. Our docent was extremely well versed about Gaudi and the city. Another person on our tour summed it up well when she said yesterday (it had been rainy and unpleasant) I didn't like Barcelona or care about Gaudi. Today I love them both!
Erica's knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject were contagious!
Mark Crowhurst, New York, Sept 2011We really enjoyed the walk, we found it very interesting and it was exactly what we were expecting. It is true to its word in that it was a financial history of New York (and not of the world) which is what we wanted. Bill was especially knowledgeable and delivered the tour in great fashion and with a personal style where it didn't feel like he was repeating it day-after-day. Not a bad word to report - I would recommend it to anyone who would be interested in that kind of tour.
Steph La Posta- Sept 2011- New York City
We recently took the little Italy and Chinatown tour in nyc with Cathy - she was absolutely great. I have never been on a guided tour before and have to say, am looking forward to more context tours in the future. Cathy really knew her stuff, was refreshing and ensured she satisfied our tastebuds and cravings splurging for treats throughout the tour. This was my first time in NYC and I only wish I was there long enough to have booked a second tour. I will be booking one next time though!
Saladin M. Ambar-July 2011- Paris
I wanted to extend my thanks to Susan who led the Jefferson in Paris walk
on Saturday. It was a true delight. I like to think I know a good deal
about Jefferson and his time in Paris -- but I was not prepared for Susan's
wonderful insights into Jefferson's relation to the physical layout of the city,
architecture, and culture. This was a great walk (at a pretty good bargain!).
Eugenia Patriniche- Dec 2011-London
I would like to thank you for organising this for us. It was very special, insightful and frankly novel for all of us. I hope to be able to organise this again.
Kristi Singleton- July 2011- Rome
The tour we took of the Vatican was fantastic! She was obviously very knowledgeable about the art and history of the Vatican and I'm sorry that we only had 4 hours with her to try to learn as much as we could. Context's website and customer service were very easy to use and I will definitely be taking more Context tours in the future when I travel to cities where they are offered. The philosophy of Context's organization was not what made me choose Context, but it definitely made me feel much better about my choice, and I hope I left as small of a "tourist carbon footprint" as possible in my time in Rome.
Kiki Kuzovich- July 2011
This is the first time I have ever booked anything completely online without justification via a phone call, not even within the USA let alone from USA to Italy. It was a seamless experience through your website which is readable, comprehensive, easy to navigate and readily understandable! Though I was apprehensive, the confirmation via email provided detailed information regarding what to expect, how to dress, where to meet, etc. I was most impressed when we met David at the exact spot/time designated on the confirmation!
Although you were one of the organizations mentioned in Rick Steves, we actually chose you based on what we read on your website regarding your philosophy and manner of guidance through docents. After participating in your tour, you have our utmost recommendation to anyone!
Valerie Zingapan- June 2011- Rome and Florence
Took this tour after 7 exhausting days in Rome and we, as a family, were a little tired. Monica kept the kids interested and engaged throughout the tour which wasn't easy. She also managed to take us on a wonderful intellectual tour in a very crowded Uffizi without us feeling crushed or overwhelmed. She was able to gauge when to move and when to stay and wait for a better viewing experience beautifully. She wove in interesting bits about architecture and relevance in beautifully which very much excited our 10 yr old. Great experience
Margaret Zweiback- June 2011
The Context tours are always a highlight of our travels. The quality typically ranges from excellent to superior! We especially enjoy the depth of knowledge of our guides and their ability to make connections between whatever the topic of the tour and other perspectives from the arts, history, politics, current events--it's always an interesting experience, not just a "tour".
James Kyne- June 2011-Naples
I cannot overstate what a wonderful day we spent with Fiorella. My wife wants another tour with her just to talk about the foods in Naples. The kids (13 and 15) were in love with her by the end of the day. She's got SO MUCH knowledge about life in Pompeii but conveys it in the most immediately graspable, humanizing kinds of ways. She's got a wonderful sense of humor. She took very good care to make sure that our return to Rome went smoothly. We felt like she made us her friends by the end of the day.
Jeffrey Falk-June 2011- Veneto
We especially appreciated Mario's knowledge of local wines. We are relatively knowledgeable about Californian, French, and Tuscan wines; and were thrilled that he imparted a lot of information about wines of the Veneto and chose several varietals we had never tasted before. The two wine bars were great! --two places with distinctly different atmospheres. We had a great time, and thoroughly enjoyed our experience!
Raymond Esterheld-May 2011
Every part of working with Context Tours was a wonderful experience. The website was very easy to navigate and provided more than enough information to help decide what tours would be of most interest to us. Booking the tours was also a breeze and receipt of confirmation was quick. The fact that Context offers small tours was also fantastic because it allowed for a much more educational experience. Being a part of a larger group of 25 or 30 people like sole of the groups we saw would have been horrible. I can't thank Context enough for their wonderful service and for making our vacation truly memorable.
Candi Pulk - June 2011-Paris
I just wanted to send my thanks and appreciation to you for setting us up on 2 fantastic walking tours during our trip to Paris. Both Marie and LaurCaroline were delightful. They were the perfect choices and worked so well with my daughter and with me and my husband. They greeted us with big smiles on their faces when we met up with them at the cafes before each tour and that set the congenial atmosphere for the rest of the time. Both young women were engaging, easy to get along with and extremely knowledgeable and we had a great time on both tours. We felt well taken care of.
You did a great job for us and we really appreciate it!!
Julia Brady-May 2011Once again, Almudena was outstanding and tailored the walk to what we wanted to do, within the context of what history she wanted to share with us. I will definitely use Context Travel again.
Annette Shafer- March 2011Both docents and walks were fabulous! Both Eowyn and Loukas are wonderful people. It was a true highlight of my stay in London. We just touched down in San Francisco. I'll be back in June and would enjoy another run. Loukas said he could take me to explore another area. I'm hooked on this type of touring for sure! Thank you so much for all your help and coordination!
Cheryl Sutherland - February 2011
I am so glad that we decided to take the Oltrarno Artisans walk. We were staying in Santo Spirito and the walk began a couple of doors away from our hotel . It was a fascinating walk. Luca was brilliant. He was informative, passionate and we felt like we had two tours for the price of one. He provided us with fascinating insight to Florence/Santo Spirito architecture and history in addition to introducing us to interesting and talented crafts people. All the while he stressed the importance of supporting the continuation of the 'art of craft' in Florence by making their traditions and techniques accessible to future generations. We spent such a lovely time with the silversmith that he closed his shop and offered us espresso even though he knew we weren't 'shopping'. They were all very kind. This is the key to the success of this/Luca's walk. It is about the crafts themselves and the artisans, not sales and 'kickbacks' that are so often the latent agenda of this type of tour. Prior to our trip it took me a while to convince several of my fellow travelers that sales was NOT what Context was about. Luca was an excellent representative of Context and it's philosophy. His enthusiasm for his subject was infectious. We would all definitely take another walk that he leads. One of our favorite docents!
YUKLIN ALULI -FEBRUARY 2011I enjoyed all of the tours. Sara's tour of the Tate Modern and the Portrait of London tour were absolutely 10+, and it might very well have been the subject matter is of especial interest to me. The Borough Market and East End tours were likewise marvelous, and deepened my understanding of markets of London. I came away with a much deeper understanding of London, especially The City. My regret is that I did not do the Bloomsbury tour, but I plan to come back with my family in the next year to 18 months so will pick up where we left off. I cannot say enough about the quality of Context Travel's offerrings.
Kirsten Abens - JANUARY 2011The Hidden London tour was awesome. It was a true compliment to Portrait of the City. Lawrence was a joy to walk with and one of the best docents I have had with Context. Matt and I figured out this might have been my 15th tour with Context and Hidden London was one of my favorite tours and Lawrence among the best of the docents. I enjoyed the subject matter and Lawrence knew his stuff. Not only was he knowledgeable but he was rather charming and engaging. Both Matthew I enjoyed stopping for a couple pints and just chatting about various topics. I'm sure we will be back to London with my family at some point and we would love to take the British Museum tour with Lawrence.
LUCY DREW - JANUARY 2011I have visited the Vatican twice on my own, without a guide. When I visited in September, I was escorting my mother in law, and decided to use the services of Context tours for the visit. Frank's knowledge and enthusiasm for Renaissance art made this the most worthwhile and memorable visit I have had to the Vatican museum. My mother in law has visited Rome only once, on this occasion, and has since stated the same -- that the tour was perhaps the high-point of her stay in Rome.
ANJALI LUECK - JAN 2011
Page was absolutely marvelous! She custom adjusted our tour to give us a fantastic overview while still getting into the details in areas that were of interest to us. She made the Met come alive! I will continue to use context during my future travel experiences. Thanks so much!
Lili Shank - December 2010
We enjoyed both our tours!
Marie was particularly engaging, energetic and full of information.
Her lively spirit and enthusiasm, as well as her extensive knowledge, made her the perfect tour guide for my two daughters and myself.
Brian Tabone- December 2010
We very much enjoyed our architecture tour with Michelle. She was clearly passionate and knowledgeable about architecture. She had many great gems of information to share with us and her presentation made the tour all the more enjoyable. Well done and we will definitely recommend the tour to our friends.
Ellen Regenstreif- December 2010
The Freers loved their time in Paris and both of their guides as well. The Louvre tour was probably the overall favorite. Rachel was sick the morning of the Gothic tour so both she and Mr. Freer missed it but the other daughter Paige enjoyed being an only child for a while.
Thank you again for everything!
Linda- November 2010The walk was wonderful! Justina gave us an old "Plan of the City" so that we could see what was in the city at that time. Very interesting. She also took us to a private home that has been restored (sorry -- I forgot the name of the gentleman who had lived there) and we wandered around noting the architecture and furnishings and saw the very interesting basement too. This was not any ordinary tour. It was a very well done tour. We look forward to doing another one of your tours -- maybe in London or Paris. Those cities are on our "bucket list" to do.
Alison Raos- November 2010
I must let you know how great both Heather and Gina were as our docents. Heather introduced us to some stunning wines and great wine bars, and Gina was particularly lovely and knowledgeable on the food walk - I had a lovely time with both of them and they both gave us some great restaurant tips.
Susan Falk, November 2010
As usual, your staff exceeded our expectations in every way! Words cannot adequately express how much we enjoyed our tours. Both Linda and Philip were engaging, interesting and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Hoping to be back in Italy in the not too distant future.
Maggie Hogan- November 2010
I wanted to tell you that Sue was a fabulous guide!!! She went above and beyond the call of duty in meeting our needs - both for our book and also dealing with my slower pace and need to rest frequently. She was superb in every way. She is very knowledgeable about history of course and that worked well with our researching what people ate in earlier time periods. She answered lots of questions! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in history and wants a personal tour of London. Sue really delivered!!!
Bethanne Knebel, October 2010
The market tour in Istanbul was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had (I've been to 15 countries so far). Aylin was a great guide. She is very knowledgeable and friendly, her English is perfect, and she made the experience easy and enjoyable. The food tasting was amazing -- cheeses and dried meats, teas, spices, figs, olives, pickles, Turkish Delight, baklava -- and that was all before we went to Ciya to taste an array of prepared food. I can't say enough about the experience.
Linda and David - October 2010
First of all, we had a marvelous trip and attribute much of that to the quality of the Context Travel guides. Here are some specifics.
Nikitas Palantzas met us the first full day we were in Istanbul and took us to the Asian side. He was wonderful—and particularly informative on Turkey’s pull between European and Asian influences. We appreciated his insights on the politics of the national referendum on constitutional reforms. And we loved the food at Ciya!
Claire Karaz was fabulous. We spent two half-days with her: one in the New District and then on the History and Continuity walk. She not only knew her Turkish history, she really enjoyed talking with us about modern-day Turkey and what was going on in Istanbul as we walked through neighborhoods we might not have seen on our own. She was candid and informative.
In Athens, we enjoyed Kelly Bourni’s enthusiasm. She expertly guided us through the Acropolis museum and then to the Acropolis itself. Her cheerful, “Of course…Fantastic!” became a mantra for our trip.
We would whole-heartedly recommend Context Travel to our friends, and hope to have an opportunity to use you again.
Jack Whelan- Sept 2010
I write to tell you that we had a most enjoyable time on each of the Context tours that we booked. John Boyden conducted a captivating, informative and enjoyable tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s and Daniela Fraioli brought our Rome Antica tour alive with wonderful insight teaching us about Rome’s founding, history and culture. We have visited both venues on prior trips to Rome but found this past visit much more rewarding and educational.
You have our compliments on the quality of your products. Clearly you have a very qualified cadre of Docents. Both John and Daniela love what they are doing and it shows.
Malcolm Burgess- Sept 2010We were really impressed with the breadth and depth of Caroline's tour. We spent three hours in the company of an amazing and enthusiastic teacher who pitched her fascinating commentary on the Roman, Medieval and sometimes very modern City at just the right level. We live close to London and thought we knew the City but this walk showed us an amazing galaxy of things that we would otherwise never have seen. We'd recommend this tour to anyone!
Avi Rosenzweig- Aug 2010
Spending the morning with Jessica was not just an intellectual treat but I also found myself quite emotionally moved by her ability to connect fundamental Boston institutions and events like the Latin School and the Athenaeum and even the school integration conflicts with her own and her family's history.
Stephen, Toronto-Canada- Aug 2010
I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our walk yesterday (first time Vatican and Context). Our docent, John, was outstanding - extremely knowledgeable and engaging - very passionate on all aspects of the Vatican art! Already the highlight of our trip.
Joanne Radoff- London- June 2013
The spiral model of learning at each site was exceptional. Your docent took the time so that our young children were just as interested as the adults. She was flexible according to our needs and was able to divert or change up as needed. Her knowledge seemed limitless and we all found an instant interest in British history and London's role. Everything worked perfectly!
Tim Ritter- Aug 2010Using context walks on our travel has added a level of experience that we could not easily get elsewhere. It really makes the trip so much more fun. I am amazed that my kids get SO MUCH out these walks and can keep up. yesterday my eight year old was educating one of his friends on why it would have been a lot better to live during the Renaissance than during the dark ages. Further by the end of the trip both of my young boys were directing my attention to symbols and paintings in some churches and clearly integrating what they had learned into new experiences. You cant learn this stuff in school. I would like to also note that despite being great guides the context docents were really nice people as well. They were so helpful in getting us to restaurants, helping obtain train tickets etc.... simple things that were not required but much appreciated. We are customers for life.
Julie Low-Aug 2010
I have been on Context walking tours in Paris and they were so wonderful that I booked three tours for my trip to London last month. I went on the London Blitz tour, the London Architecture tour, and the Notting Hill tour. All were fantastic, with really superb docents who were not only extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects, but also very friendly and open to lecturing on just about any London-related topic. Now one of the first I do when planning a trip is contact Context. The quality of the tours reflects the advanced degrees and intellectual passion the docents have for their subjects. It is like being back in college on a semester abroad! Can't recommend Context highly enough.
Ellen Poole- August 2010
Megan, just a follow-up. The tour was terrific - tour leader Louisa did a fantastic job and it was a great introduction to Venice upon my arrival there. Once again an excellent job by Context - you never disappoint and I look forward to my next Context Travel tour when I visit a Context city!
Helen, Illinois - July 2010
We enjoyed our docent's concise, illuminating, and entertaining commentary on what we were viewing. I came away with a profound sense of my own ignorance and (what I hope will be) an enduring curiosity about the Vatican Museum's collection.
Victoria, Louisiana-July 2010
The docents were extraordinary! It has been a long time since I have met such talented, educated, and intelligent young people
Marina Sokolova - July 2010
We had wonderful experience with Livia Galante. Her enthusiastic style really brought Roman ruins to life for us.
In a relatively short time she was able to give us a historical perspective on the Rome history, tell us about archeological efforts and some very intriguing historical discoveries and controversies. Our time with Livia Galante was both educational and enjoyable. By the end of the tour we started to appreciate that it was truly "only an appetizer". So we will be back.
Because of our awesome experience during Livia Galante's guided tour we would recommend Context to anybody who wants to get the most of their visit to Rome.
Kristi Wetzel, France by Design LLC -July 2010
Now that I've had some time to catch my breath after returning from France, I wanted to write and thank the team at Context Paris for the fantastic tours and excursions we had in mid to late April! Everyone of my clients commented on how much they enjoyed each of the guides who worked with us. Everyone was superb - so congenial and understanding!
Karen Raskopf- July 2010
Richard and Eric were both great. As many times as I've been to Roma, and as many guidebooks, group tours and audio earphones that I've read, followed or listened to, none of them brought these sites alive for me the way these Context guides did. My family and I look forward to our Context tour in Athens next week.
Ginger Pape- July 2010
We just returned from Rome, and had a wonderful time ~ especially on our special outings arranged by Context travel. The Vatican Museum tour with Carol was amazing---efficient, interesting, thorough and all around best. Sketching on July 3 with Tim Allen at Castel San'Angelo was the best....a great way to end our tour, after admiring so much art. All in all, Context is to be congratulated, and our two Context Travel tour guides are to be commended for a job well done. We have already recommended your services to friends.
Tom Duffy - June 2010
Our family just returned from our Italian vacation. All in all we took 8 tours with Context. (Do we get a T-Shirt?) I just wanted to let you know how pleased and impressed we were by the quality of your guides. What a great organization the company has created. I also wanted to praise Jessica for helping us with the various details in Italy, for handling our flexible schedule and for putting us in touch with the right people.
Nancy Little- June 2010
Those who have not experienced Context may not be able to grasp the unique connection a traveler experiences in the hands of someone who speaks your native language, but translates just for you the language of the soul of his country. There is no greater gift than to translate that beauty across the cultural divide. Thank you for showing me the Venice that is not Disney World. Without Context, my European travels would be constrained by assumptions and language barriers. I would be merely a tourist. With Context, I break free for moments and, wide-eyed, gaze through a portal to the real, the organic. My thanks for this can not be overestimated.
Julie McGuffey- June 2010
I have been meaning to write some positive feedback on your organization since we got back to the States. We had an awesome time! Context came to us highly recommended and we were not disappointed. As you know, we did six tours, four in Rome and two in Florence. My husband's favorite tour was the Dante walk with Kristen in Florence. She was very personable and after touring the city she took us to a fabulous restaurant and added more to our understanding of The Divine Comedy while we had some lunch on what was a cold and dreary day. It is hard to say what was my favorite walk because I love all things history, but I think my top two would be the Ostia Antica walk with Alesandro and the Classical Rome walk with Gastone (whom I secretly called Indiana Jones due to his outfit). Alesandro made me feel like I was back in the college classroom, except we were walking in and among the history. He answered all of my questions. Ostia is amazing! Gastone showed me the unexpected. With his guidance I saw a side of Rome that I simply would not have seen without his expertise. From the remains of the ancient bridge over the Tiber, which he deftly linked to a story in Livy, to the time he brought us into the Piazza Navona and said "now what does this look like?" he was always enabling me to see beyond the modern day glamor of Rome. I felt like he was quite knowledgeable in history and architecture. I probably learned more from that walk than any other because he helped me link places with what I have read about in Livy, Tacitus and others. He also truly demonstrated to me how Rome has evolved over the years, simply reusing and rebuilding, keeping that same foundation. Truly amazing city! All in all, we were highly pleased with our Context walks and will recommend them to anyone else we know traveling in a Context city. Thank you for your great service!
Terry and Dino Paron- May 2010
My husband and I recently returned from our 30th anniversary trip to Italy. The Context tours in which we participated were the highlights of the trip. We want to thank the wonderful docents who shared their in-depth knowledge as well as their enthusiasm with us. We cannot thank you enough. When we were discussing future plans for trips, my husband suggested that we should find out where "Context" does tours, and plan our trip accordingly. Absolutely. I would say to anyone interested in a tour that once one has done a "Context" tour, everything else pales in comparison. Gracie!
Jean M Roniger and John Olin -May 2010
My family and I attended your tour of the Cloisters today and were very happy to see that you have continued in New York City the high standards we found with Context in Italy. It is always a privilege to be in the presence of such scholars in their element.
John and Darlene Skellion-May 2010
Our docents were so knowledgeable and gave us much insight into what we were seeing. It was a truly enjoyable and educational experience! Thank you for helping make a lot of wonderful memories!
Norman Aroesty- May 2010
We had a great time in Italy and the four Context tours that we took were fabulous. We could not have asked for better guides in Florence and in Rome. There was no comparison between a Context tour and the other tours that I saw people on. We feel very fortunate to have used Context.
All of our activities with Context were awesome! Each guide had his/her own style, was knowledgeable, adapted the program to our needs. In short, it was well worth the price!
Jordan Pockross- May 2010
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Context Paris experience. The website was very easy to use, and everything ran very efficiently! It was an experience that would have been impossible to duplicate on our own.
Andrea Karanik - May 2010
The best thing that has happened to us in planning our Italian trip is the recommendation to use Context. No matter what question I have had, your team has given a thorough and helpful answer.
Hilarie and Joel Wasserman -April 2010
We cannot rave enough about your quality, and the amazing knowledge your docents have of their subject area. We felt like we were in a graduate level college course when our guide explained the historical significance of the places we were seeing.
Susan Falk-April 2010
As always, the docents were exceptional, in particular I would like to mention Lucia who took Katie and I to the Uffizzi on Friday April 2nd. Besides her incredible breadth of knowledge which she imparted to us brilliantly, her warmth and kindness were immeasurable. Lastly, I thoroughly enjoyed my first walk in Florence with Sheila Barker, again another extraordinary scholar and lovely person, and was very excited to know she will be speaking shortly at the Met on the work she and her husband are doing with the Medici archives.
Ann Witkes- April 2010
Jim had great recommendations for us re. current theater. Please let him know that we saw Enron and loved it. He was very knowledgeable and very intelligent and a great guide for all 3 of us, especially for our son. He gave excellent historical info and made the city come alive for us. I would highly recommend him. This is the second time we have used Context ( the first was in Rome) and i would continue to search for your tours in each new location. I may even treat myself to a tour in NYC this summer even though I am local
First and foremost I want to thank you for your level of professionalism in putting all the tours together. Everything went perfectly smooth. Every person who went on a tour absolutely raved about the level on knowledge the docents had and how this really was an experience of a lifetime. My dream is to be able to bring my family next year and I will certainly be contacting you to put our tours together. I will also be recommending Context Travel to everyone I know. I would ask that you pass this along to whoever you report to because I especially want you recognized for making this an experience of a lifetime.
Our Context Travel private tour of the Louvre´s French Masters was a truly enriching exprience. Professor Lacaze was both very knowledgeable AND very capable of presenting the material in a digestable manner -- 2 very distinct skills. I can not wait to book my next tour with Context Travel!
p.s. As a bonus, I am loving your e-newsletter!
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