"eine der tollsten Erfahrungen meines Lebens"
Ich wollte dir nur eine Nachricht schicken, um zu sagen, wie sehr mir die letzte Tour gefallen hat.
Marco war einfach brillant und ich kann mit Sicherheit sagen, dass es eine der großartigsten Erfahrungen meines Lebens war!
Adrian" (Stromboli zum Ätna Tour Mai 2010)
"War einfach ein Erlebnis."
... Denke oft an die Reise Ätna - Stromboli - Vulkano - Lapari zurück. War einfach ein Erlebnis.
Peter F." (Stromboli - Ätna Tour)
bedanken, für die tollen Tage,- Erfahrungen und Erklärungen (Stromboli bis Ätna Tour)
möchte mich noch einmal ganz herzlich bei dir bedanken, für die tollen Tage,- Erfahrungen und Erklärungen zu den einzelnen Vulkanen.
Der Transfer zum Flughafen hat super geklappt, wie überhaupt alles.
Grüße aus dem verregneten Hessen
Die Trekking Tour war für uns persönlich faszinierend und erlebnisreich.
Gruppe am Ätna
Gruppe am Ätna
mit diesem Mail möchten wir uns recht herzlich bei Ihnen und unserem Guide Rosario bedanken.
Die Trekking Tour war für uns persönlich faszinierend und erlebnisreich. Dank unserem Guide Rosario hatten wir auch sehr viel Spass dabei.
Wir wünschen Ihnen und Ihrem Team alles Gute.
Mit sonnigen Grüßen aus Sizilien.
Familien Sachs & Kölle" (Ätna Trekking Tour)
Wir hoffen du und dein Gepäck sind mit der Alitalia gut in Griechenland angekommen.
Herzlichen Dank nochmals für die die tollen Tage, welche bei uns unvergessliche Erinnerungen hinterlassen haben. Ganz sicher werden wir nicht das letzte Mal mit dir unterwegs gewesen sein - falls du uns trotz fehlender Schwimmmotivation wieder mal mitnimmst;-) ...
Liebe Grüsse vom Zürisee, wo es seit unserer Ankunft nonstop regnet...
Danny und Eveline (Stromboli bis Ätna Tour, Mai 2010)
"Hello Tom, Ines, Nicola, James, Steve
Time passes by very quickly...
but i managed to sort out the highlights of my 650 photos of our trip
in Sicily and the Eolian Islands.
Here it is:http://picasaweb.google.ch/daniel.reutlinger/VolcanoDiscoverySicilyEolianIslands
It was really a pleasure to travel around with you and watching all
those photos reminds me of those great days.
Hope to see you some day on a Volcano or in Switzerland or somewhere
else on this beautiful planet...
Daniel" (Stromboli to Etna tour
Rückmeldung eines englischen Gastes:
"Ich muss sagen, was für ein toller Ausflug zum Ätna! Und Dank an Rosario, dass er mir so wundervolle Sehenswürdigkeiten gezeigt hat. Es war fantastisch!" (T. Salt, Großbritannien) ( Etna Private Tours </ link>)
Inès on Vulcano's crater
Eine Rückmeldung eines dänischen Gastes:
Tak for en skøn uge i det eoliske øhav og på Etna. Dejlige vandreture med
gode guider, smukke omgivelser og godt selskab, det var lige det jeg ønskede
mig. Vulcano, Stromboli og Etna er de første vulkaner, jeg har oplevet, og det var helt fantastisk
. Etna var virkelig storslået. De øde lavalandskaber
og alle de fine sten bjergtog mig helt og aldeles. På Stromboli var det fascinerende at se ned i krateret og se de små luende flammer og fontænerne
af ild, der skød op. Men de små fulmaroler på Vulcano med deres svovldampe betød noget helt særligt, fordi det er den første vulkanske aktivitet jeg nogensinde har set. Dette er steder, jeg gerne vender tilbage til.
Inès, Stromboli to Etna
, Oktober 2008" (Ines K., Denmark)
Thanks a lot. I'm glad that I joined the Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour. Everything was very well organised. For me personally, Stromboli and Etna were the highlights, but the other places and volcanoes may also not to be missed. Stromboli wasn't very active the evening we climbed to the summit. But, the day after I got the chance to take a few pictures from the observation platform at 400 meter. I was amazed by the results I got with a small digital camera. I'm really looking forward to new tours and destinations in the VolcanoDiscovery program for next year. Best Wishes, Ronny" (Belgium)
"Tom, Thanks for a magnificent trip... Brian" (Isle of Man)
"Tom ... Wir haben den Tag wirklich genossen. Wegen der Menge an Schnee mussten wir von der Bergstation der Seilbahn laufen, und das machte es zu einem sehr langen Tag, aber umso unvergesslicher.
Die Sicht von oben war sehr gut, und wir konnten die Äolischen Inseln deutlich sehen, obwohl es wegen der Gaswolken sehr schwer war in den Krater zu sehen. Wir hatten etwas Wanderausrüstung, aber die Schneeschuhe, die Rosario mitbrachte, waren sehr nützlich, wenn auch etwas schwierig zu gewöhnen.
Rosario war großartig, mit einem sehr guten Wissen über die Berge, Vulkane und gutes Englisch (auch wenn er das nicht glaubte). Wir würden uns und / oder Rosario jedem empfehlen, der Sizilien besucht, der auf den Ätna (oder andere Vulkane) reisen möchte. Mark & Sarah (Schottland) "
Rückmeldung von einer Italien-Reise mit VolcanoDiscovery im Mai 2006:
"Hi Tom - Hope you are well. Thanks again for a great trip
- really enjoyed it - particularly the second climb to the craters. Had a good time - helped by the weather and a good group. - Well organised! ... Andy" (Etna-Stromboli tour
"Tom, I just wanted to say thanks for arranging such a great trip. It was everything I hoped for and more
. Marco was great, as was Rosario, and stromboli was absolutely stunning. I also wanted to confirm you were ok...we were all quite concerned considering you were right in the center of all the trouble over there. Please let me know if everything worked out. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship, and fully intend to use your services again in the future. With warm reguards, Stephen Hunt" (Etna-Stromboli tour
Rückmeldung an unseren Freund & Reiseleiter Marco Fulle:
We want to thank to you for your very kind guide in Italy... Hiromi asks me for saying thanks to you and Tom. She is also impressed by the beauty of the eruptions and volcanoes and is very satisfied for your guide
... Kind regards, Seiji" (Japan; Stromboli tour
"Buenos Dias Marco, It is really great hearing from you. How was your last tour? Not as good as us, right?! I really wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful guide. I had a wonderful time
. Believe it or not, I really want to go back already. Someday, maybe I will move to Italy, who knows. For now, I am preparing to move to New York. I will continue to practice my Italian and perhaps I will see you again at another volcano. All the best, Sedelia" (NY, Etna-Stromboli
tour May 2006)
Rückmeldung von der Neapel-Tour mit Marta Gasparrini:
"Just wanted to say thank you very much to Marta Gasparrini, for her mamzingly led trip through Naples, to Amalfi, which I was on the last two weeks...thank you for making it one of the best holidays of my life!" (J Brown, UK)
Rückmeldung zu unserer Tour in Italien mit Marta Gasparrini:
"... I just wanted to thank you for another nice trip. I'm sure it won't be the last. ... You seem to choose your people well...Marta was quite knowledgeable and very enjoyable to be with..." (Stephen, USA)
"Having been back from Italy for a week, just a few lines to say what a great holiday it has been. I thought that Marta did a brilliant job as tour manager, up to volcano discovery's usual high standards, if like the rest of the group, it had of been my first time travelling with the company i would have been very impressed..." (Steve, UK)
Rückmeldungen für eine private Ätna-Besteigung mit unserem Reiseleiter:
"This is a note to say that we enjoyed the climb and you made it successful, interesting and informative
. Thank you very much for being an excellent guide. I attach two of our photos, one taken at the crater rim - and one of you! ... Thanks again Rosario!" (T Ecott, Etna private tour, May 07)
"Just a quick email to say what an amazing time I had hiking up Mount Etna last Thursday. It was an amazing experience I shall never forget
, much thanks to our guide who was informative, safety conscious and extremely patient
! Regards, Francoise J." (Etna private tour, May 07)
"Hallo VolcanoDiscvoery & speziell Marta! Ich wollte nur mal mitteilen, wie sehr uns die Reise mit Euch und Marta gefallen hat. Für mich waren besonders die Bootstouren im Mittelmeer einer der Höhepunkte. Ich würde nichts an der Reise ändern! Marta - die hast eine tolle Reiseleitung gemacht! Alle waren von Dir begeistert! Terry" (Terry D., Colorado, USA)
Rückmeldungen zur Reise nach Sizilien mit Marta Gasparrini:
"Tom, Had a great tour, Etna was more than impressive, just fantastic - like a moonscape up there. ..." (J Perston, UK)
".. Just got back from Sicily. I had a very enjoyable time even though Etna has been shy and did not want to put on a performance. On the Monday I went round to the North side visiting the Grotta del ghiaccio, first time wearing crampons. The second day was spent in the Valle del Bove. The third day spent at the summit craters. The fourth day I joined Marta visiting the Alcantara Gorge, Taormina and spending the evening and next day in Catania.
As usual, Marta maintained the professional standards I have come to expect from the "Volcano Discovery" team, and I expect the three other clients felt the same way." (S. Banfield, UK)
Rückmeldung zu einer Individual-Tour am Ätna:
I am writing to you to thank you for a wonderful tour
Both yourself and Rosario provided a fantastic service from the moment we enquired to the moment we arrived back at Rifugio Sapienza. Rosario was a great guide and he helped us to get much more out of our trip to Mt Etna than we could have hoped for and truly made it a trip to remember.
Should you ever need a reference, I would be more than happy to oblige. As soon as I can, I will be putting some photos on our website of Rosario and our trip. Should you want a copy of any of them, just let me know. I will let you know when I have published them. It will probably be at least a week though.
Many thanks once again, Daniel & Julie http://www.danielandjulie.co.uk/
Rückmeldung über eine Individual-Reise zum Ätna:
Hi all, Sorry about the late reply, just getting back in the swing of things at work. We climbed Etna as planned, although you do not appreciate the grand size of it until you are there. Etna being over 3 times higher than any mountain in Ireland. We met our guide at the top of the road near the excursion centre by the cable car. After he had sorted us out with gear we headed off up the cable car and trekking across the snow. i must admit that i had never trekked in snow before nor had any of my team. (We hardly get any snow in Ireland only rain). After hiking for about 4-5 hours and lots of breaks we got to the cabin at the top with in about 30 - 45 mins from the main cones.
It is hard to describe the mountain. it was total covered with snow and was a small bit cold but once you keep moving you don't really feel it, a clear blue sky since we were above the clouds and total quite not a person for miles. Peaceful a bit different than my job.
After the guide digging out the snow from the cabin door we ventured in to get some much needed food and hot drinks which we had carried up the mountain. after resting at the cabin it was decided to head back down, as one of the teams old back injury had came back to haunt him. On the way down we looked at some lateral craters and vents. We later headed back down the cable car and to the excursion centre.
This trip was well worth going and i would recommend it to any one traveling to scissile to attempt this trip. Who knows I may come back and attempt it again myself one day, when I am a bit fitter I think.
A special thanks to the guide for staying with us and showing us the beauty of the mountain. I am sure he could have climbed the mountain in the half the time it he wanted to. (lol). And to all the staff of Volcano Discovery for making this trip one of the best trips i have been on.
Rückmeldung über Marcos Tour "vom Stromboli zum Ätna
" im Mai 2008:
"Hi Tom and Tobias, I just wanted to tell you what a nice job that Marco did on our volcano tour last month. I had originally asked for Marta because I thought she would be great with the grandchildren. Marco did a fabulous job with both children-the eight year old grandson especially enjoyed Marco. They were great friends by the end. ...Thanks again for a great volcano tour,
Terry" (Terry D., Coloroado, Stromboli to Etna
trip May 08)
Rückmeldung über die Neapel Tour im May 2008, an der auch Tobias Schorr als Gast teilnahm. Alle (auch Tobias) waren begeistert von Martas Führungen zum Vesuv, nach Herculaneum, nach Pompeji und zu den Phlegräischen Feldern:
"Hi Tobias We are writing to express our high level of satisfaction with our tour of Naples on 3-6 May.
We are impressed with your professionalism and competence to coordinate travellers from different countries. Our sensation is that you are very professional agency, providing fast and clear answers to our series of e-mails, making it easy the tour booking and solve problems. Additionally your excellent website provides clear and useful information.
The hotel was great, the Napolitanean food and wine were delicious and the itinerary was wonderful appropriate to our interest with a perfect combination of geology-nature, historical values and the interesting city of Naples. All the places visited were very interesting in itself, but after the explanations and assistance of our guide, Marta, they became sincerely impressive. We want to make a special mention to Marta, our guide-driver-assistant-bodyguard, because she was very good and has make our trip better.
It was a pleasant experience to find a company like Volcano Discovery, which provides a service so different, fun and interesting even in places where everything seemed invented on tourism. We are already planning our trips for 2009, we'd like to repeat in the future with another trip in Italy, and why not, in your loved Greece which we have not visited yet. Once again, thank you very much for organising the trip. We had a fantastic time! Many thanks and regards Miguel A. V. & Maria del Carmen P." (M.A.V & M.C.P., Spain - Vesuvius to Pompeii tour)
Rückmeldung über eine Tour zum Stromboli, Vulcano und Ätna mit Tom Pfeiffer im April 2008:
"Hi Tom, Just a quick note to fill you in on what we did after leaving you on Etna...we think we used our time wisely, we saw lots, and we had a very good time. Thanks for all the good advice, it was very useful to us.
We had such a good time on our expedition with you!
It was more strenuous than I expected, but also more rewarding and more fun! I could hardly wait to get back to show pictures to my friends and brag on our exploits! One other unexpected plus--despite the mass quantities of delicious food, I actually lost a couple of pounds--my trainer at the gym was impressed! Thanks for being such a thoughtful, knowledgeable and food-oriented guide. We loved our trip!
Regards, Linda K." (Linda K, Washington, Stromboli to Etna trip
Rückmeldung über die private Stromboli & Ätna Tour mit unserem Reiseleiter Marco Fulle.
We're now back from another great week on Etna.
We very much enjoyed our day out with Marco on 5th June (Rosario had to lead a group that day) which Steve Banfield joined us for. We visited the 'Bottoniera'to do some filming/photos for a few hours, returning down the usual pleasant descent route around Mte. Montagnola.
We undertook numerous other walks on Etna during the week – some of which we had not done before - including a return to the current eruption site at the 'Bottoniera', when the activity had changed to more random and sporadic explosions from the upper vent, some of which were quite violent, although activity from the lower vent remained relatively predictable. We got some good night-time video footage of the active vents and lava flows from the Schiena dell'Asina on one of our evening excursions. On our last day, we got excellent views (and, luckily, some more good video footage – for once the Valle del Bove was mainly clear of clouds!) of the advancing active lava front between Mte. Simone & Mte. Centenari from the ridge above the Serra del Concazze; the eruption was clearly continuing in similar style to the previous days, although there were far less ash emissions as the upper vent was exhibiting more Strombolian-type activity."
(Niki, UK, custom Etna tour)
Eine nette Rückmeldung an die Reiseleiterin unserer Tour "Golf von Neapel" im Mai 2008. Eine Tour zu den interessantesten Punkten der Region um Neapel. Fotos finden Sie über diese Reise hier.
Disculpa que haya tardado un poco en responderte, he estado viajando bastante por trabajo estas semanas, y ahora toca unas semanas más tranquilas en Barcelona. El viaje estuvo fantástico, llevábamos años con ganas de ir a Nápoles y vuestra combinación vulcanismo-arqueología-historia estuvo realmente bien. Nosotros nos volvimos encantados, la organización perfecta, tu trabajo fenomenal y hasta el tiempo acompaño. Tenemos ganas de volver y no descartamos para el año que viene un poco más de “lava volcánica” con el itinerario Stromboli-Etna.
Da recuerdos a Tobias, es siempre agradable encontrar personas con esa pasión por la naturaleza y por intentar hacer cosas diferentes, incluso en sitios como Italia y Grecia donde parece que esta todo inventado. Si avísanos cuando vengas por Barcelona que tenemos ganas de verte. Abrazos" (M. A. Vallencillo, Spain, Vesuvius-Pompeii tour)
"... wir hatten viel Spass mit Martha, sie ist eine tolle Reiseführerin und hat uns wahnsinnig viel gezeigt und erzählt. Vor allem für meine Tante war es ein einmaliges Erlebnis von dem sie ununterbrochen spricht, da sie nicht so oft aus ihren eigenen 4 Wänden rauskommt. Ich möchte mich noch für Ihre Organisation bedanken, ich werde Sie sicher weiterempfehlen. Grüssen Sie Martha von uns. Viele Grüsse Denise Locher"
"Having visited Etna independently on 2 previous occasions, I wanted to join a small group so that I could hike to the main craters. I found the trip with Tom in July 2004 well organised and informative. Tom and the Etna guide that was with us for our 3 day trip took us to parts of Etna that no other tourist would probably know of or could visit safely. The hiking was long and fun. The visit to the main craters was fantastic and allowed us to see Etna in all its glory.
I will definately be joining Tom again later this year to visit Java and woud recommend Volcano Discovery to anyone with an interest in hiking volcanoes." (Andrew Jackson, UK)