Here are just a few comments from our clients and associates:
A Great Help If You're Going to Italy: Callista and I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Rebecca Brooks on the Italian island of Capri this August. Rebecca runs Capritime Tours and is a terrific travel guide and agent for all of Italy. We recommend her highly if you are going to Italy
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You have a wonderful company and do a great job! Thanks for all you did to make our time in Capri and Positano so enjoyable....
"Capritime's Limoncello Experience provided a unique look into the history, culture and romance of Limoncello on Capri. Rebecca's insight, passion and attention to detail created a truly amazing and memorable experience. Dining and drinking the limoncello that we made while overlooking the Mediterranean from her commanding property was the highlight"
Fred Groth, Boulder Colorado
We are back in the States but missing southern Italy already. Thank you and Capritime again for rising to each and every occasion. Short notice, changing itineraries, you were never phased. We actually thought of playing "stump Rebecca" one night and decided it was impossible.
You and your able, drivers, captains and guides made an already memorable trip unforgettable.
Mark R. Merhige
we just returned to the US from a wonderful cruise in the Mediterranean. I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that our Private Speedboat Charter with Capritime was the highlight of the trip.
You took care of every detail - from the driver meeting us at the ship taking us to your boat, the beautiful boat Ginseng, tour around the entire Island of Capri, to the recommendation of a place for lunch on Capri - everything about our day was perfect. It was nice to have the boat just to our family and my three kids loved jumping off the boat and swimming in the crystal clear blue waters. Everything was First Class.
Thank you so very much for handing all the details and we look forward to seeing you once again when we return in the future.
Iris and I wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on Capri. We could not have been in better hands. My memories have been firmly planted in my brain and we will return before 2048, probably next October.
I don't think the day could have been any better than it was. Your hospitality made all the difference and the coins we threw into the Trevi fountain later while in Rome guarantees our return.
We look forward to seeing you and your beautiful island next year.
It has been a few months since our wonderful trip to Capri. I just wanted to inform you that your services were appreciated. Your transfer services made the trip easy and less stressful. You treated us like we were a part of your family. We really enjoyed the boat trip around the island; it is the real true way to see Capri! We can't wait to come back and hope to stay in touch!
Stephanie Busch-Abbate & Nick Abbate
P.S. My parents appreciated your professional staff, and especially you.
We did the Capri Day Tour and it was an excellent way to see and experience Capri! Meeting Rebecca at the harbor was fast and easy. Her well-paced sightseeing tour is filled with the right amount of history and information about the island without being rushed. Rebecca is very knowledgeable and personable and she provides excellent service. It was a relaxing day and we can not think of how our day at Capri could be any better.
Thanks again for the great day!
Colorado Springs, CO
Greetings! I've been meaning to drop you a note to rave about our Venice day tour that you put together through Rebecca Brooks at Capritime Tours.
our guide was named Laura-she was fabulous!! As we would expect, very knowledgeable-extremely charming and delightful and flexible!! We were totally satisfied-would have loved to hire her for another day. If it is possible to let Rebecca know, I hope that you will do so.
Our transfer service in Venice was seamless-both arriving and departing.
Thanks, again, Mindy, for organizing our group-looking forward to doing more business with you in the future.
Diane and bert Liebmann
(part of Jim Fitzpatrick's group: Windsurf in Sept 2010)
I would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful time spent in Capri. The boat trip was pleasant and safe throughout the whole trip and the skipper was well informed and polite.
I would recommend your services to friends who visit Capri for sure.
Once again thanks,
I also was very impressed with your ability to deliver everything we wanted for a large group on very short notice. It went a long way to making our trip a success. The Villa owner was very interested in who we used & what we experienced for the future. You were highly recommend. Thanks again, Ben
Benjamin W. Rawles III
Chatham Hills Properties
Kudos to Capritime Tours. Our recent tour on the wooden grotto boat around the Isle of Capri was awesome. It was very relaxing and exciting for us. We also appreciated the US Flag flying on our boat along with the flag of Italy! The beautiful scenery, our tour and lunch at the cafe afterwards was a most enjoyable day for us. I would recommend visitors touring the Amalfi coast and booking a Capritime Tour!
Thanks for meeting us at the dock. Best wishes to you and your fiance.
Thank you so much for the perfect day in Capri! Mark and I had such a wonderful day and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. I can see why you went to Capri and decided to stay. It's a beautiful island and we know we wouldn't have had such a great day, if it wasn't for you!
If you get a chance, can you please send me the name of the wine that we were drinking and also the restaurant that we ate at? Please let them know that was by far the best meal we had during the entire trip!
Maris & Mark Angolia
Joie and I truly thank you for all of your efforts, your time and help to make Joie's and my wedding so special, for the great experience we had on the Ginseng and Marina, for the thoughtful gift (it's a very nice towel set), for your follow-up and call on our wedding Day, and most of all for yours and Antonio's time and company spent with us. I hope we can stay in touch and that you will come to California were the four of us can spend much more time together. We hope to have the chance to come to Italy again soon and see you then as well.
We're back in the U.S. and wanted to send you a note right away to say "thank you". The boat tour around the island was spectacular and something we will always remember. Also, the transfer service you provided to and from Naples was well worth it. Your drivers and personal greeting made the entire experience "worry free". I would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Capri for the first time, or anyone that would simply like everything taken care of so they can relax and enjoy the ride. I hope we get to see you again someday on our next trip to beautiful Capri.
thanks again and best regards,
Marcie and Billy Gemza
Just a quick note to let you know that we've only just made it back to the states this week. Now, for all the catching up we need to do. We really enjoyed our time with you on Capri. You definitely live in a paradise there and I certainly can understand how you fell in love with it. I would love to come back some day to Capri. We'll see! The personal hospitality that you, Antonio, Cesare & Tosca gave us was very special to me and made that event ever so memorable. Please, thank Antonio for taking time to visit with us and perhaps we will have an opportunity to return the hospitality to both of you one day. I'll send photos when I've had time to view them. Hoping they all turned out well. We did have a lovely trip in both Europe and Britain and will have memories to cherish forever.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your gracious hospitality to my wife and me, as well as our newfound friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed the boat tour, (especially the captain according to the ladies:-)) and it was great seeing your beautiful villa. How lucky you are to be nestled in such a magnificiant part of the world! We are still babying the last few drops of our limoncello and may attempt to make some of our own soon. However, I really think the lemons in Capri have a lot to do with the final taste so we'll see how it goes. I've attached a few of our photos, feel free to use them as you please. When we return to Capri in the future, I will be sure to look you up again to set up that next tour. Please take care in the meantime, and once again it was a pleasure to meet you.
Terry and Karen Terajima
Thank you for your e-mail. Yes, everything went perfect! After the ceremony, Jim said we need to be sure and e-mail Rebecca when we get home to thank her and tell her how perfect everything was. I am so sorry I am just now sitting down to do so. This is only the 2nd time I have turned the computer on since we got back! And I got online so I could e-mail you, and I already had one from you! Mila, Fabian, and Susan were wonderful! We were so happy they were our witnesses and were honored to have such sweet people share this beautiful moment with us. Thank you again for everything. We loved the Amalfi Coast, and Positano was our favorite. We are so glad we picked it. Have a good evening, and I will send the pictures soon.
Quynh and I returned from our Honeymoon a few days ago, so I wanted to drop you a note to express our thanks and gratitude for everything you did to make our trip so wonderful. From beginning to end, it was first class, worry free, and seamless. The accommodations and service at all three properties was impeccable. Our drivers and tour guides were both professional and knowledgeable. Your suggestions for restaurants and site seeing were much appreciated and made for some of the most memorable moments of our trip(IE:Lunch at the Lighthouse on Capri, boat trip around Capri, day trip to Ravello). I think my new bride felt like you we on our trip with us, as I was constantly referencing your recommendations. She said it was the most amazing trip she had ever taken, and that is a significant accolade as we are avid travelers. Once again, thank you for your invaluable knowledge and service. I know we will always look back on our Honeymoon with fond memories. I hope you will feel comfortable in using us as an enthusiastic reference should the occasion ever present itself.
Regards and best wishes,
Rob and Quynh Hanser
Just wanted to drop you a note now that we have returned from our Italy trip. We absolutely loved our time on the Capritime boat. Michael was a great captain, appropriately reading our need to just relax and enjoy. Swimming in and around Capri was definitely the highlight. We cannot thank you enough for your professional services. Lifetime memories were created of a most beautiful place...a priceless investment!
Thanks so much!!
Rosalie Harrison and Family
Just wanted to let you know that we appreciated all the arrangements you made for us for the transfers and boat tour of Capri. Everything worked out perfectly. Fabian was excellent, as was Cristian. Thanks for your help - you made our trip to Capri worry-free!
...My trip to Italy was fantastic. I had traveled to Rome, Florence, and Venice on a backpacking trip with friends last summer, but I had never made it as far south as Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. I found the trip down south a completely different experience, and absolutely loved it. All eleven people in my party agreed that the Capri tour was the highlight of our trip. I was somewhat nervous about the logistics of getting to Capri, finding our tour, and getting on our way. However, when the day of the tour came, it could not have been easier. Taking the ferry from Sorrento to Capri was simple and finding the cafe to meet our guide was just as easy. The boat setup far exceeded any expectations that I had. My girlfriend especially enjoyed being able to lay out and tan on the comfortable padding that covered the ship's deck. Our guide provided excellent, interesting information that enhanced our tour by helping us visualize the island as it was thousands of years earlier. He also suggested a fantastic restaurant for lunch located near the Baths of Tiberius where I had the best calamari I've ever tasted. Errico also did a great job of driving, bringing our boat far closer to the rocks and grottoes than I thought possible...
Thanks for a great tour. We all felt that we certainly got our money's worth.
We loved our time in Capri because of our boat trip which was fabulous...it was the most memorable day of our honeymoon! We had a wonderful time!
thank you so much!
All the best, Trish and Kevin Bozich
Just want to drop you a note to let you know how we thoroughly enjoyed our.time in Pompeii & Capri. Both guides were EXCELLENT! They had an extensive knowledge of their respective subjects, a passion for their work and did well with the English language. The Pompeii guide's teaching background showed in his depth of knowledge and ability to present the information concisely and in a manner we understood and enjoyed. The fact that Anna-Marie is a life-resident of Capri showed through in her knowledge of past history and current facts. It's difficult to state a favorite from our 13-day cruise holiday, however the Capri boat tour is among the top. After seeing so many churches, piazzas, crowds and shops, the hours of relaxation on the boat was the perfect ending. Please pass on our thanks to both guides and thank you!
we had a very good tour of island today with Paolo. Thank you...thank you for a very nice tour. we will recommend to friends. thanks!
Just a small email to say a big thank you for our amazing day on the speedboat yesterday, it was just as great as last year (even better!) and our captain was lovely too. I have passed on your website details to all the other people who are very keen to do it all again some time.
Many thanks again for all of your help on our transfer from Capri to Pompeii to Rome. You were with us every step of the way. Also, thank you for your help in obtaianing dinner reservations on the island. I will be recommending you to everyone I know who is lucky enough to go to Capri.
Just wanted to say thanks for a great time last weekend. Rico was an awesome captain and very knowledgable. He definitely made the tour great for us all. Thankfully, it was a wonderful, sunny day in Capri during our tour. We couldn't have asked for better weather. The American flag on
our boat was also a nice touch. ;)
I want to commend our driver Sal for his professionalism, excellent driving, and enjoyable company during our one-day visit to Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast! Both my wife and I were impressed with his thoroughness in helping us see all of the sites we had listed on our itinerary. We also appreciated his suggestion for lunch at a restaurant frequented by locals. You can be very proud to have Sal represent your company! We will never forget the wonderful day we experienced as he guided us to all of our requested destinations!!
Thank you so much for everything, the boat, the captain and the experience were one of the more fond memories of our vacation.
It would be a pleasure to take a moment and tell you how the tour was with Annamaria, We think Annemaria was wonderful, she was very good and actually we find her to be a terrific person, she is quiet when she should be, talks when she should, explains well and converses with us as if we have known each other forever. She was very helpful with whatever we needed to know, if we wanted to purchase something on our way she gave us time and gladly waited. I think she is terrific not only as a guide but as a person and friend.
We thank you very much,
A big thank you for helping us to put together a great event. I can't
imagine what we would have done had you not been part of this project.
Well the word is out---it was a huge success. The people I have spoken
with have had only praises for the way this event was set up and
delivered. We have already looked over the photos and I must say, there
are a lot of great ones. When we get them out to everyone, we will be
sure to send them out to you as well.
John and Renee just returned from Europe, and they cold not say enough
about how wonderful the last evening was, and what a terrific job you did
for the whole event. On that, I concur.
The entire experience was terrific-in baseball terms, you hit the ball
right out of the ballpark. Dinner our last night in Ravello in the Crypt
combined with Opera created one of the greatest gala events of all time -
a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks again for the best job; we all
enjoyed working with you-you are a real professional!
Best, Edward Zolla
"The Capri boat day-tour definitely exceeded our expectations. It was
obviously well thought out with careful consideration on my romantic
request due to my wife's birthday. It therefore suited us very well. There
was a good balance between romance, relaxation & breathtaking sight seeing
of beautiful Capri. Accordingly we were entertained && relaxed all day. We
specifically appreciated the informality and extreme friendliness of the
tour leaders, Rebecca of Capritime and our Italian boat captain Vittorino.
In fact, despite the exciting place and atmosphere, it was the personal
interactions that made the trip so enjoyable. Go for the best and book a
trip at Capritime!"
Leon & Marcia van Ast, the Netherlands
Thank you so very much for a beautiful week. As amazing an experience as
Capri and the Amalfi Coast has been, it was especially wonderful to see it
through your eyes with such enthusiasm and adoration for its history,
culture and people. You truly showed us this magnificent region in both a
professional and personal way making the vacation unforgettable. Enjoy
the end of your summer on this paradise of an island and thanks again for
everything! Grazie mille!
Thank you for so expertly crafting such a memorable vacation experience
for us all. Thank you also for sharing both your knowledge and your heart
with us. You have been great fun to spend time with - you just plain
pulled out all the stops with that glorious boat ride today. We will
remember these days always. With fond regards,
What a great trip this has been! Thank you so much for being so
wonderfully you. I love your island the the way you shared it with us.
Please stay in touch and if you are ever in Montreal, you have a place to
stay! Good luck in the future in all your endeavors&helip;.
Ciao, Linda Freeman
What a wonderful trip it has been. You created memorable adventures that
shall linger on long after I am back home. Hold true to your dreams.
It's been real. Thanks so much for everything. Hugs.
I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for the wonderful time Preston and I had with you on our tour of Capri. It was definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon and we will treasure the memories and your hospitality for years to come. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We would like to return the hospitality, so if your ever in Jersey know that
you have new friends to visit. Thanks again,
Dawn and Preston Sisco
We are back home in Toronto - with our wonderful trip just a memory. I just wanted
to thank you for your help in Naples. Alexandro was great - we really enjoyed
his tour, especially of Pompeii. We saw a wonderful side of Naples in a little
When we are back in your neighbourhood, we'll give you a call. All the best,
What a glorious day we had together on the beautiful island of Capri!! Thank you for making it a very special day and sharing such magical memories.
Sharon & Bernie
We can't thank you enough for the wonderful day you and Vittorino gave to us on Capri.
Alex and I will always treasure your hospitality and we both want to thank you for going out of your way to arrange a custom made day for
Alex's birthday. It was the highlight of our experience over-seas.
I hope this message finds you and Vittorino well. Tell him thanks from both of us.
We hope some day to return to Capri and will look you both up when we do. Thanks again,
Pat & Alex Bobbs
Rebecca, Kathy and I just wanted to say thanks again for a great glimpse of Capri.
Don & Kathy Black
Thank you for a phenomenal time!
It was a pleasure having your efficient organization and attractive presence to enhance our visit. Look forward to seeing you next year.
Best regards, Jon Vick
Have been meaning to send you an email long before this but somehow life has been hectic since we returned and I just haven't gotten to it until now. At any
rate, I just wanted to thank you for setting things up for us and making our traveling "stress free"!
We so enjoyed our afternoon with you and "our Captain". It really was the best way to see the island and you both were great company. It's too bad it was too rough to go into the "Blue Grotto" but maybe next time. We also really appreciated your arranging for our delicious dinner at the "Lemon Tree". We had a great trip to Herculaneum and Opontis. Our guide was excellent and made it all very interesting. We also enjoyed the yummy sandwiches you provided for us!! The Frescos at Oplontis were very special so that was a great treat. Amalfi was great and we liked the Marina Riviera very much. Do let me know when you come to NYC, it would be great to see you again. Thanks again for everything. With warmest regards to you and our Captain.
"There are no services on the glorious
Isle of Capri that come anywhere close to those of Capritime!
Rebecca Brooks is not only thoroughly charming, but her ability
to organize all sorts of special events, tailored to the wishes
of her clients, is outstanding! She takes the time to personally
oversee everything she has arranged and enthusiastically presents
the very best that Capri has to offer, from specially created
boat tours to evenings of superb local music.
We have sponsored exclusive travel to European destinations for over eleven
years and nothing has impressed us as much as Capritime. People
visiting the island who do not get in touch with Rebecca will
be minimizing their experience. She can provide the magic for a
visit that will make it truly unforgettable. Capritime is nothing
short of 5-star plus!"
Ted Humphrey, Director
Tours de Force
I just wanted to thank you for arranging the transfers
and boat charter for us over the weekend - and an especially
for rearranging everything after our last minute mishap of missing
a flight We had a fantastic time and I'm sure we'll
be back to Capri before long. If we plan a trip back to the Island
or indeed look at visiting another part of Italy I will give you
a call. I'll also recommend Capritime to my hard working London
mates who like to escape reality for a few days now and then."
"Rebecca, thanks so much for the pictures
and the wonderful day in Capri.
It was the perfect ending to a wonderful trip."
"Rebecca was absolutely the best...getting
us reservations at restaurants, hiring a terrific boat and
captain for going around Capri, getting us to and from Capri...she
was outstanding! The boat ride around
Capri with Peppino as captain in his new boat, with sundeck to
lay and relax as you cruise was the best of our trip. He showed
us all the caves and grottoes, docked at a wonderful little restaurant
water, told us of the stories and legends of the Island. It
was worth every penny!"
"Our time on Capri was wonderful, and
your boat trip was a highlight! We really enjoyed you and your
beautiful island. Thanks for a truly great
Judy and Charlie Adams
We wanted to write and let you know how much we
enjoyed our visit to Capri. We particularly enjoyed the island
boat tour with the delicious snacks and "homemade" wine.
The ability to get into small, hidden coves and explore some
otherwise unreachable land areas (particularly the cave) was
much more than we expected. All of your personal touches and
knowledge of the Island helped make our trip to Capri a wonderful
experience -- one that we will remember for years to come."
Marv and Rene Shrear
Our vacation in Italy was wonderful and the highlight of our trip
were the times we spent in Naples, Capri and Sorrento and the tours
and drivers you arranged for us in Naples and the Amalfi coast;
Giovanna and Francesco were fantastic. The services that you provided
added immeasurably to our enjoyment. On Capri it felt like we had
a friend who had invited us to her island where everyone knew her
We have been fortunate to visit many beautiful places in our
lives as well as owning a home in East Hampton. The beauty of Capri,
Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast challenges them all.
Steve and Madi
"Dear Rebecca, I wanted to let you know
the two guides you had for us were superb. Daniella and Lisa
were just the kind of people we wanted. They both were very relaxed,
easy going and completely knowledgeable. My
husband and I both felt we were being shown around by an old friend. The cars
they used were comfortable and plenty roomy, we never felt hurried and were allowed
to wander at our own pace. I can't say enough good
things about these two ladies and our drivers. It certainly helped convince my
husband that Europe is a nice place to visit and we want to return in 2 years
and maybe see Sicily. At any rate I wanted to thank you
and let you know are on my list of recommendations for my friends
Bonnie Moreland and Emmett Washburn
"Capri Time Tours was spectacular find. Rebecca at
Capri Time could not have been any more helpful.
We simply told her a little bit about ourselves, our interests
and preferences and she arranged a tour that completely met
our needs. We had a great day with Rebecca. We learned so much
about Capri while boating and soaking in some rays. Rebecca
welcomed us as friends and made us feel at home on the island.
Her tour was one of the highlights of our trip!"
Amanda & Harvey Ryan
"I wanted to take the time to send a special "Thank
You." We appreciate your time & suggestions. We
took your advice and I think we walked the whole island of
Capri. I was unable to count the steps!! It was very
beautiful and we really enjoyed our time there.
We also want to
thank you & Jackie for your time during the
planning phase. Everything went very smoothly. All services
provided were OUTSTANDING. Thanks so much for taking care of
I want to compliment
our driver too; which we had for the 3 different days. He was a
super guy with a wealth of knowledge. It was a pleasure to meet
him and spend time in his company. We thanked him, but please pass
this on to him again."
John and Tamara Talbot
"I wanted to thank you for all your
assistance in planning different aspects of our Italy trip.
You definitely helped make our trip one of the most relaxing
and enjoyable vacations we have ever had. And our boat trip
was the perfect end to a great experience. We look forward to
meeting up with you again on our next trip to Italy: we are already
talking about when we can go back!"
Stacey & Jim Lavelle
"We had a great time and your tour
was the highlight of the trip."
"My wife and I found Capritime Tours
by doing an on-line search for activates in the area. We
were thrilled by the service, adventure and enjoyment provided
by Capri Tours, and especially from its owner Rebecca.
Her abundance of knowledge for the island, and her involvement
with our private tour was terrific. Spending time on the boat around
the island was so much fun, but swimming in the blue, green and
purple grottos was
even better. I would not look any further than Capritime Tours
- it will satisfy all your needs and wants in a private boat
tour in the middle of the Mediterranean. Thanks Rebecca!"
Matt and Marcie Sadofsky
"This letter is written as a recommendation
for Rebecca Brooks and Capritime Tours in gratitude for the
wonderful time the seven of us enjoyed with Rebecca. She is a delight
to be with and fit in as one of us. She possesses a rare combination
of precise organization of our time with extreme flexibility.
Rebecca knew about every place we wanted to go and the
best time to go there.
She knew "everyone" on Capri and the Amalfi Coast tours; and "everyone" knew
her.We enjoyed our visits to the island and the coast,
and saw and did so much more because of her skills.
In summary, in thirty years of traveling (first class --
much with YPO and WPO) we would rate Rebecca at the top
of our list of tour guides."
Kal and Judith Lifson
"Having previously been a tourist in a large group,
there is no comparison to traveling in a small group. Capritime
Tours offers this opportunity along with individual attention
and first-class treatment. Rebecca truly makes
this a unique experience that I can't say enough about
and I strongly recommend
to anyone planning a trip to Italy."
Robin Wardstrom, Washington
"I've been on a number of tours in the past, never have I
received the extraordinary personal attention to detail as I have
with Capritime Tours. Rebecca did such a great job of showing
us beautiful Capri and great archaeological sites on the mainland
while always seeing to our constant comfort. The food and
accommodations were consistently superb! Thanks, Rebecca,
for such a lovely and memorable visit to Italy."
Connie Alley, Seattle
"We want to thank you again for looking after us. You
had just the right amount of fun, leisure and education. We have
such a better understanding of the area and appreciate
the art we experienced that much more. And, of course, the
accommodations, wine and food were superb. It was a first
rate, memorable trip from start to finish. Your complete
sense of caring and responsibility for the customer came through
crystal clear. We already have our sights set on Capri for
the future. You have worked very hard and it shows."
Ron & Chris Cielieska, Wisconsin, Tuscany Art & Wine Tour
"From the first telephone contact with Capritime months before
our highly anticipated visit, I was certain we had found just
the right people to make the trip memorable but I had no idea
just how perfectly executed every detail of the experience would
be. Rebecca and her stateside support staff welcomed us warmly
even before our arrival. Every comfort was provided, every whim
thought of and catered to before we could even think them up!
The tour itself was flawless; we would step off a boat and into
a waiting car, arrive at a restaurant and be greeted as old friends!
The hotel was magnificent, the staff delightful. All events were
special and thrilling whether we were touring Pompeii, walking
down a mountain, the magnificent seascape below us, boating around
the island on a private charter, or dining under lemon trees,
each was magic. Rebecca's knowledge and mastery of the culture,
the history and language, not to mention her extensive network
of local friends and contacts would be enough on their own but
what truly sets Capritime apart is Rebecca's unusual gift for
and commitment to making her guests feel like friends for
whom nothing but the absolute best will do. Far beyond the ordinary
and heads and shoulders above the best, Rebecca's Capritime Tour
Stephen Briscoe, New England
"I want to thank you again for a delightful and unforgettable
afternoon. You adapted Capritime Tours to my needs in Italian
instruction, our walk to the Tiberius ruins, and our visit of
the island.You are warm and passionate about Capri and
all you do! I look forward to spending time with you again
in the future."
Gloria Bader, San Diego
"Capritime's Art and Archeology package is for the
discriminating traveler who wants an experience, not a tour. Fun.
Dazzling beauty. Superbly planned and well-paced sightseeing.
A hotel room with the best view on the Isle of Capri. Lots of
personal attention, but ample time to explore on your own. Friendly,
knowledgeable, and helpful guides. An art and archeology mini-course
that educates and prepares you for what you will see. We highly
Dave & Carolyn Carnes, New Orleans
"Our day with Rebecca was fabulous -- having a fun knowledgeable
person share her island home with us was the way to experience
Capri. We were able to see so much and experience the island in
a way a "group/ bus tour" couldn't have possibly done.
Everyone on our cruise ship was so envious when they heard of
our Capri experience compared to their tour. Rebecca planned our
day with the type of things we wanted to do: a boat tour, a fabulous
and entertaining lunch, taking in the incredible scenery, and
seeing the important places in Capri and Anacapri. Thanks Rebecca
for a wonderful day!!"
The Crye Family
"A wonderful way to experience one of the most beautiful
and romantic islands on earth. Rebecca really knows her stuff
and helps you to enjoy Capri as a local -- and it is so much fun
to hear her "southern accented Italian."
John Dagres & Jack O'Dell, Seattle
"Rebecca, many thanks for your caring and wonderful efforts
with me, Paul and Douglas. You are a gem... and you can quote me on that."
Toni Grossi, New York
"Rebecca is that rare person who can draw people together.
In our view, mature beyond her years. She has a zest for life
and where she is, that is contagious. She is like the refined,
best of everything made into one lovely person."
Jim and Sally Carney, Michigan
"Rebecca, Thank you for a truly exceptional Capri experience.
The intimate attention you gave us made our day more enjoyable
and memorable and you did a terrific job catering to our needs.
You're a pleasure to be with, very professional with exceptional
knowledge of the island. I would recommend Capritime Tours
for anyone wishing to visit Capri. Thank you for an unforgettable
day on Capri!"
"Just imagine having a whole day at your leisure touring
the island with just a few people on your tour, no long lines
for bathroom breaks, no hurrying along, just taking your time
on a private tour with Capritime Tours. This is my idea
of leisure travel, Rebecca made sure we saw in a day everything
there was to see in Capri and Anacapri. We didn't
feel like tourists as we were treated like royalty!"
"We can't say enough good things about our experience
with Capritime Tours. Meeting Rebecca on the web was
like making a friend in Italy who knew how to get everything
done. She planned personal guides for us in Venice, Florence,
Siena and Rome. She personally handled our tours of Pompeii,
the Amalfi Coast and Capri. This was our first trip
to Italy, so she even handled my desire to have drivers and
porters lined up at each rail point or airport.
We wouldn't go back to Italy without getting Capritime involved
in the planning
in some way. Everything worked perfectly -- and Rebecca
and her associates are a joy to be with."
Warren and Cheryl Hunter Paoli, PA, USA
With special thanks to Dr. Michael Campo, we include his recommendation:
To Whom it may concern:
This is a letter on behalf of Rebecca Brooks with whom I have
worked collaboratively over the last three years in the running
of Trinity College's Elderhostel Programs in Italy. I have been
struck not only by her attractive presence and pleasant company
as a working partner but also by her expertise in conducting groups
of discriminating travelers. She has a masterful touch with people
of all ages, especially senior citizens. She is very solicitous
and efficient and ever so knowledgeable about the historical backgrounds
and social customs of Italy.
Rebecca has been a resident of Italy for a number of years and
as a consequence knows from first-hand experience the nature and
complex nuances of Italian society. Her familiarity with the area
of Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri is without equal but also,
as the highly dependable coordinator of Trinity College's Elderhostel
Programs in Siena, she has a deep, well-informed knowledge of
Tuscany. In fact, she has enjoyed the rare privilege of having
been initiated into the regular membership of one of Siena's seventeen
contradas, the Nicchio.
In her capacity as coordinator, she has always shown herself
to be a gifted leader of cheerful spirit and sound judgment.
Individuals, either in small or large groups, will be fortunate to be in
her competent and caring hands. I recommend her without reservation."
Michael R. Campo
John J. McCook Professor (Emeritus) of Modern Languages and Literature
Founder and former Director of Trinity College's Elderhostel Programs
Review featured in “Radschläger”
of the American Women’s Club of Düsseldorf, December
Idyllic Vacation for Two----CAPRI
Submitted by Charlene Toews
Capri is the famous Italian island, known for the celebrities
that visit during the popular summer months. But it is
also a spectacularly beautiful island and an idyllic, romantic “getaway” for
you and your significant other. You can, of course, do the island
on your own. Taxis are plentiful, there are public busses and
it is easy enough to get around. However, if you truly want to
pamper yourself, treat yourself to the “Island Getaway” offered
by Capritime Tours. You won’t have to do a thing
except relax and enjoy. Rebecca does all the work.
Capritime Tours’ owner, Rebecca Brooks, is an American
expat, living and working in Italy. She is a lovely young lady,
and she will ensure that your “special time away” is
truly that. She will meet you at the ferry and whisk you away
to luxurious accommodations. The “Island Getaway” package
includes two nights of Junior Suite accommodations at the hotel---my
husband and I got extremely lucky, probably since we went late
in the season, and were given the Tiberius Suite, with stunning
views of Mt. Vesuvius across the bay of Naples, and Capri Town.
Rebecca then took us to dinner in a charming restaurant in Anacapri,
where we tried a local specialty, mozzarella grilled in lemon
leaves…mmmm……The next day Rebecca picked us
up and took us on a walk through Capri Town, where we saw the
famous “piazzetta” (much smaller than you think!)
as well as the Gardens of Caesar Augustus. After a delightful
lunch included) we walked out to Villa Jovis, one of the 12 imperial
palaces built by the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Rebecca is a fountain
of information on the history and culture of the area and will
tell you as much or as little as you’d like. We also
were able to detour to a little local garden, where we
welcomed by an older local gentleman, obviously very proud
to share his little corner of the earth. Since Rebecca
is completely fluent in Italian, many exchanges are facilitated…
The next day was probably the highlight for my husband---a
private boat tour, completely circumnavigating the island.
We were able to stop for example at the “White grotto” as well
as swim through the “Green grotto” before going to
the world famous “Blue Grotto” with all the other
tourists. Not only did we have the private boat tour, but because
of Rebecca, we had our own private photographer as well! (You
know how when you go away, you never have pictures of the two
of you together? Well, Rebecca knows all the best photo stops
and is glad to take your photo for you!) The day ended with a
delightful lunch seaside on the harbor….
The next day we went, via chair lift, to the top of Mt.
Solaro, where there are more spectacular views. My husband
elected to ride the chair lift down, but Rebecca and I
hiked down the mountain (not too hard). On the way down we had a special treat---Rebecca
had called a local gentleman to come open up the beautiful
Santa Maria di Cetrella Chapel, and we were able to go in,
talk with him, see the views and “have a coffee”……truly
a unique experience! After that we rejoined my husband
and all of us went to the Villa San Michele together.
The time flew by! There was plenty of time to be alone
and private, as well as time to really explore the island.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, most especially in the “off-season” of
September/October and during the spring (April/May). We went
two weekends before the hotel closed for the season and it was
still warm enough and sunny enough to lie out by the gorgeous
pool and swim in the ocean (though the ocean was “brisk”!)
Germany was cold and gloomy, but Capri was glorious! Website:
"www.capritime.com" for CapriTime Tours. The “Island Getaway” consists
of 3days and 2 nights with Jr. Suite accomodations at the
Caesar Augustus Hotel, two lunches and one dinner, all
entry fees, several guided walking tours, and the guided island boat
tour. The price is Euro 1,335.00 for the two of you . Groups are limited
to a maximum of 8 people, but you may get lucky and have
Rebecca all to yourselves, as we did!