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Customer Testimonials

"I had the time of my life! Can't thank you enough for all the fantastic locations, food and fun – all the thinking was done. The care and planning just left me to enjoy! Belissimo! Absolutely fantastic. Thanks."

Tracey, Ormond

"Wonderful memories made with great friends. Incredible places visited thanks to the safe driving of Pat and the organisation of Trish. La Bella Vita - the good life."

Sue & Pete, Mooroolbark

"Great accommodation, meals and personalised service, combined with absolutely stunning vistas and experiences of Italy make La Bella Vita's "Best of Italy" an unforgettable trip and experience. Thanks Trish and Pat for sharing your love and secrets of Italy with us."

Kate & Ralf, Mildura

"We would very much like to commend you on a fantastic experience. Every day has been memorable. Organisation down to every detail has been exceptional due to your team work. The driving has been exemplary and accommodation of a very good standard. Obviously there has been much research carried out to ensure everything went to schedule. There has been a good balance of travel and leisure time. Your passion for Italy is infectious and this has enhanced our experience. You have been very helpful, friendly and a lot of fun. If it all sounds too good to be true, it is!"

Val and Ian, Malvern

"At the end of the tour and many times during we looked back and were amazed at how much we had done and seen even though we didn’t feel rushed. The removal of all the small and potentially frustrating hassles made everything so easy and comfortable. Trish and Pat you just made great hosts!"

Paul & Julie, Croydon

"The only down side was that the tour had to end! Thankyou for such a varied, thoughtful and fun tour - we felt like we had seen a multitude of different countries with great travelling companions."

Eva, Armadale

"Amazingly hospitable and friendly tour leaders - we felt like we were travelling with friends. You showed us so much of the beauty of the countryside and culture through your excellent choices of accommodation and restaurants. The research done prior and the organisation of daily activities were exceptional. This trip lived up to and exceeded all our expectations. We look forward to travelling with you again. We had a fantastic time."

Warren and Rosemary, Mount Waverley

"What a wonderful 19 days. We loved our second tour with La Bella Vita as it was again superbly researched, comfortably paced and showed us so much of the diversity of France, Italy and Switzerland. The delicious meals, well appointed accommodation and enthusiastic tour guides combined to make a fantastic holiday. Next please!"

Judith & Eva, Armadale

"Trish and Pat, once again you have arranged a great tour.  The perfect mix of local history, culture, off the beaten tourist track day trips, and of course, your specialty, the sampling of the local cuisine and traditional dishes in each place we visited. Now we know why everyone raves about Croatia and you love it so much. Thank you.  Cheers,"

Kate & Ralf, Mildura

"Thanks to Pat and Trish we have had an amazing Tuscany and Amalfi holiday together with our friends. We have had a personalised tour taken to places to see and eat that you would never find on your own. From the fantastic Tuscan villa to restaurants with unbroken views over the Mediterranean. Thanks to La Bella Vita Tours."

Mark & Sue, Croydon Hills

"La Bella Vita Tours is one of a kind. Not only was I looked after but I learned lots more about the Italian lifestyle than I ever knew."

Anna, Brunswick

"La Bella Vita Tours has done it again! It was our second trip and it was as perfect as the first.  Thank you Pat and Trish for another wonderful holiday which was the highest quality in every way."

Warren & Rosemary, Ashburton

"When can we do the next trip - thanks Pat and Trish for your magical mystery tour of Italy. Food, frivolity and friendship. Attention to detail superb. Care and personal service. The accommodation and scenery out of this world. Loved it all - too short."

Ray & Sue, Churchill

"Pat and Trish, you have done it again! You provided a wonderful and unforgettable holiday in Croatia. This is our third tour with La Bella Vita Tours and we loved every minute."

Yvonne & Graeme, Berwick

"You have given us the holiday of a lifetime. Your easy going manner and thoughtfulness towards your guests has been great and much appreciated. The itinerary was well planned and we had time to do our own thing. Your assistance whilst travelling in Italy was invaluable. We would definitely travel with La Bella Vita again."

Colleen & Brian, Frankston South

"Thank you for the most outstanding holiday of our lives! From the moment we were picked up we were amazed and sometimes in awe of the beauty of the countryside and the exceptional accommodation. The driving was always professional – cool, calm and in control even in the most hair raising of situations. The tour leader was a fountain of information combined with an effervescent personality and gave the tour that extra special touch! If you would like to know what we liked best – it was all our favourite!"

Richard and Leanne, Warranwood

"We have just completed our first tour with La Bella Vita Tours and couldn't recommend them highly enough. As first time visitors to this part of the world it was great to have all the organising done for us. Our hosts, Trish and Pat took care of every detail. The places we visited were fantastic: a great mix of scenery, history, food and wine. We loved the location of our accommodation at every stop too. Well done La Bella Vita!"

Sandy & Pat, Ringwood

"Another fantastic experience with La Bella Vita Tours. Four star accommodation, fantastic food and scenery and fabulous guides. Pat and Trish, your Croatian tour has been superb. Every detail catered for, nothing too much trouble. Our second trip and we highly recommend it to anyone thinking of a Croatian holiday."

Louise & Jeff, Carnegie

"The tour of Puglia facilitated by La Bella Vita is an incredibly unique experience in a country full of unique experiences. Olive groves and whitewashed hilltop towns dominate the landscape, fresh seafood and cuisine unique to the region will dominate your plate; Puglia is  where Italians go to holiday and La Bella Vita tours will show you the very best of this region. If it's a cultural experience you are after, fine food or historical sites, La Bella Vita will tailor an experience that is authentic and unforgettable."

Nick & Nadine, Brunswick

"Just a short line to thank you for the fabulous time that we had with La Bella Vita on our recent trip to Tuscany and Positano. You obviously put a lot of time and consideration into the planning of your tours and we reaped the benefits. The accommodation was excellent and your day trips were nicely balanced giving us the right amount of planned and free time. Anyone who takes one of your tours will not be disappointed with your itinerary and attention to detail - your local knowledge and local contacts were impressive. Plus, it was nice not only not having to drive... but not having to worry about the driver."

Deb & Ian, Bulleen

"This was a memorable trip tailored by highly competent tour organisers. Your passion for Italy and knowledge of the respective regions made for a great experience. Accommodation was perfect – selecting stunning, high quality locations, with a local “feel.” Transport arrangements were exemplary – taking all the stress out of driving, parking and navigation. Overall a great experience made possible by the passion and intimate knowledge of the tour operators. We would highly recommend this trip to other friends/colleagues."

Laurel and Wayne, Bulleen

"Thoroughly enjoyed touring with a smaller and wonderfully friendly group. It was great fun when we were together, plus having time to do our own personal wandering."

Judith, Newcastle

"Pat and Trish have made this the best holiday we've ever had. Nothing was too much trouble. No hassles, five star treatment all the way! We felt like we were on holidays with great friends with lots of fun and terrific experiences. Hope we can make next year's tour."

Yvonne & Graeme, Berwick

"Hassle free. When the rest of the tourist world appears to be frenetic and stressed, catching buses, driving cars and standing in queues, we seemed to be floating like the white swans at Lake Garda! We seemed to just lurch from one great spot to another, be that historic towns, well chosen restaurants or well selected tours. Italy is a beautiful country certainly, but this private tour takes you to places that makes the term “beautiful” almost inadequate. It is history, it is art, it is amazing architecture that is audacious and stunning, all rolled into one extremely organized experience. Well done - it could not have been better."

Judy & Barry, Hawthorn

"This is the tour to go on when not wanting to follow the tour umbrella and be like sheep. It was small, happy and intimate. Overall, the trip was fantastic – “a trip of a lifetime”. We were pampered all the way. Thank you."

Robert & Kim, North Ringwood

"La Bella Vita tours provided us with a lifetime of memories and the best of company. We highly recommend the tours to others. As a customer we did not have to think about anything. Every little detail was thought through and culminated in a fantastic holiday. As first time travellers it was reassuring to know that every detail had been taken care of providing the group with friendly personal service. Thanks for the memories!"

Phil & Linda, Preston

"This was a holiday of a lifetime – with choice locations, history, mix of relaxation with touring and freedom to discover in your own time and pace. There was a wow factor every day – with great local cuisine and great company."

Lucinda & Paul, Ashburton

"Thankyou Trish and Pat for providing us with the most magnificent Tuscan holiday. The Villa is superbly restored, minutes from San Gimignano and within an hour of all the icons of the region. We couldn’t have enjoyed our Tuscan experience with our 6 good friends, anymore. The personal organisation for the eight of us made it even more special."

Robyn & David, East Doncaster