Rising Vacations is specialized in European customized tours and unique experiences. Whether providing a designed itinerary, tickets for museums and events, private guiding or transfers, everything is flawlessly planned to ensure that our clients receive top-notch quality. Please take a look at what our clients are saying in their own words about us. To continually perfect our service and met interests and expectations, their feedback are very important to us, which is why we ask each and every one of our clients to share their impressions with us.


We worked with Alessia previously on our trip to Italy and she was the first person we thought of to help plan our multi-generational family trip to Central Europe (Budapest, Vienna/Salzburg and Prague). She did a fabulous job! She was instrumental in helping us best structure the trip and move from city to city; everything was seamless. In addition, she really listened to our desires and went the extra mile to craft an itinerary filled with unique and hands-on activities. We are big on experiencing a new city like locals and Alessia provided us access to many wonderful people whom we would have never discover on our own. I highly recommend Alessia and look forward to working with her again.
Laura C. – Los Altos, CA


We traveled in Ireland on the west coast from Kenmare to Galway. Everything arranged by Simone was topnotch. We had drivers from one town to the next and all were knowledgeable about the area and willing to stop whenever we wanted to stop. All three b and b’s were perfect in their own way: Shelburne Lodge, Coastline and Petra House. I trusted Simone because of the wonderful trip that Rising Vacations had planned for us three years ago.
Donna H. – Sylacauga, AL


We had a fantastic trip in France and Spain and brought home many great memories and wished we could have staying longer. We would of course recommend your services and that of your agency to anyone looking to book a trip to Europe as everything was as you said and was a stress-free vacation for all of us.
Don & Cindy K. – Waukesha, WI


We had an enjoyable and memorable experience visiting Italy. Alessia took our interests and came up with great ideas to enjoy the country. From the food tour of Rome, a cooking class with a comedic chef in Florence, a well written itinerary including pictures of meeting points with tour guides/taxis, options of other things to do in a city if you wanted to deviate off the path, it was all very well done. We look forward to our next planned trip with her.
Shraddha & Aashish D. – Atlanta, GA


The most important thing, to me, was that they were actually listening to me when I described the sort of trip I wanted and the types of activities I wanted included. Alessia was paying close attention and clearly assembled the trip that I was asking for, not the trip that was easier for her to book. Every recommendation she made was superlative–she nailed every single thing.
Marc D. – Washington DC


Working with Alessia Moro was a great and refreshing experience! She listened to what my friend and I wanted to see and do and customized our trip to accomodate our unique and individual needs. Let me give you just a few examples: we assumed that having a private tour would include just the site described and would begin and end as indicated on our itinerary. In each case, the guide provided more information, more history and more time with us than indicated.
Each guide was extremely knowledgeable, answered all of our questions, whether related to the tour or not, gave suggestions for additional sites as well as directions(definitely a plus), were quite personable and made us feel important and gave us their full attention.
Arlene F. – Manchester, NH


Our trip was wonderful. Alessia was on top of everything. It was fun emailing her almost everyday with races of what we did that day. I felt like a pest, but she assured me I was not and that her only desire was for us to have the best experience possible. The tours she found for us were amazing, the guides excellent. I had the most fun, still am thinking about it. I recommend her without reservation!
Go and enjoy!
Catherine B – Rockville


Our only complaint is that we couldn’t stay longer! Every detail planned by Alessia worked flawlessly – private tours, private transportation, train tickets, wine tastings, skip the line tickets. We had detailed information & contacts for each hotel, tour but all worked so well, we never needed the info. Alessia was mindful of our budget but selected wonderful 4 star + hotels and delightful side trips. She & I tweaked the trip over several months and she was delightful to work with & was easy to contact before and during the trip. I have passed her name to several friends and will definitely work with her when we return to Italy!
Paula S. – Louisville, KY


My husband and I started working with Alessia Moro back in January to plan our first trip to Italy. We traveled May 14th to return on May 28th, so we’ve had a little time to reflect. Alessia is a true gem. I was hesitant at first because of internet emailing, but she also spoke personally with us by phone – and encourages you to do that as well. She arranged our 2-week trip EXACTLY as we desired. She really listens well to what YOU wish and desire to do and your personal preferences for kind of hotels, etc. She arranged transportation for us, train tickets, tours, hotels, everything and offered many, many ideas and recommendations. We told Alessia that we are “people-watchers” and just enjoy getting about and exploring on our own so she built into our busy schedules “down time” for us to do exploring on our own. Alessia was very helpful in assuring us that we CAN do this, and don’t be afraid of figuring out how to explore on your own.
Christy R. – Tallahassee, Florida


Alessia Moro is truly a gem. Her attention to detail and ability to listen to the things that were important to my family is superb. My daughters are college age. This was our first trip to Italy and I truly wanted it to be an experience they would never forget. Alessia made sure that happened. Dealing with Alessia was a joy and I highly recommend Alessia.
Stacy W. – New Canaan, CT


Alessia, we could not have imagined a more enjoyable experience than our trip, and would easily recommend you to anyone in search of guidance for a vacation to Italy. As a reflection of this, at dinner in Rome on the last night of our trip, we happen to sit next to a couple with whom we started a casual conversation, only to find that they were there spending one of the last nights of their memorable trip to Italy, with guidance from you. You should know we all sang your praises.
Judy B. – Winston Salem, NC


I worked with Alessia Moro to help plan our honeymoon. We wanted to travel to the Amalfi Coast and Malta and experience the local food, wine, culture, and people. We cannot say enough about how great our trip was and how incredible everything was that Alessia planned for us. The day trips, the drivers, the tour guides, restuarants, etc., etc. that she booked for us were absolutely top notch and everything went off without one hitch. We were able to truely enjoy our honeymoon and not have to worry about bookings, bags, or any other travel details. The level of service we experienced with each person she booked for us was unmatched. Alessia and everyone we encountered through her planning made our honeymoon absolutely amazing and unforgettable!
Zach T. – Walnut Creek CA