Perillo Tours vs SafeHands Travels - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.3
Guide — 4.3
Activities — 4.4
Lodging — 4.4
Transportation — 4.4
Meals — 4.3
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.4
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.4
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2.0 January 2017
J
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0
My Perillo trip to Greece: Athens is a maze riddled with ancient ruins and beautiful sites. The food was terrible at every place our tour group had chosen for us. We were not able to choose what we wanted to eat other than a choice of fish or meat. One would think that without a doubt at least the calamari would be excellent but every place that was chosen for us the food was either improperly cooked or rotten. My experience in Athens was horrible: there was not one person or vendor we encountered who did not try and deceive or take advantage of us in some manner. Our tour guide did nothing but make excuses for all of the mistakes and screw ups rather than try and correct them.
Then it was off to Mykonos. An extremely beautiful island. The restaurants chosen for us were terrible and once again our tour guide did nothing to try and resolve any dissatisfaction anyone in our group had no matter how slight. Our accommodations were horrible, and once again our tour guide did nothing but make excuses stating that it was the end of season. We were promised a full breakfast buffet daily, however the eggs were not only fertilized and red they were nearly raw. What was supposed to be bacon was nearly raw, the coffee was instant, I could rant about more but, the overall attitude of our tour guide as well as the staff was an "I don't care attitude". This is not only my opinion but the opinion of most everyone who was on the tour. Did I mention I had food poisoning twice while there?
Next and currently I am in Santorini. The views and islands are spectacular. However, I did not get to experience our boat tour today because I was in Bed all day with a severe fever which has finally broken. However, the bed bugs got the best of me and my legs and and arms look like I have some type of disease.
Perillo did not take into consideration anyone who may of had any type of physical handicap or illness. We were forced to carry our own luggage on and off each boat trip to each island. This may not sound so terrible but this entire vacation has been nothing but extremely stressful and unsatisfactory.
Mostly I blame our tour guide. She took no interest in making accommodations for any of us. And most importantly did nothing to ensure or safety in any manner.
My trip to Italy via Perillo was the best experience I had ever had and our tour guide was the best one could ask for. Raphael set a standard so high that I guess no one else is able to meet.
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Great Hawaii vacation!

5.0 January 2017
B
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Took a Perillo Tour to Hawaii in September 2015. It was awesome. Everything was taken care of and if there was any kind of problem, it was taken care of immediately! Our tour guide, Paul, was fun and very good. The people on the tour were fantastic and it really did feel like vacationing with family. One of these days, Perillo is on my list for my Italy tour.
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Perillo knows how to do it right.

5.0 January 2017
LW
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Have you ever wanted to go to the most beautiful, interesting country in the world? If you've been to Italy, you've been there. If you haven't, you don't know what you are missing. My first trip to Italy was in 2005 with Perillo Tours. I fell in love; with the country, with the history, with the art, with the beauty and with the tour company. Since that first trip, I've returned eight more times. Each one with Perillo. I wouldn't do it any other way. Perillo knows how to do it right. You can leave all your worries with Perillo and enjoy your time in the most beautiful country. I've been asked many times. No, I don't work for Perillo. But I'm absolutely sold on the service they provide. From the folks you work with in New Jersey to the tour bus in Italy. It's all first class. So, do yourself a favor, book a tour. I promise there is nothing like it. And I'm always thrilled to share my experiences with anyone, should you want additional information regarding money, art, food, shopping (my favorite) or anything else. Just let me know and we can schedule some time to talk. Ciao!!
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Tours of Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jodhpur, Udiapur, Marari and all point between.

5.0 April 2018
TmtoIaN
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
We spent three weeks touring Nepal and India. We can really recommend Safhands Travel and especially Mr. Rohit. The tour and itinerary suggested by Rohit was excellent. The service received by the Safehands representatives, welcomers, drivers and guides was first class. We will treasure our memories of this holiday. Thank you Rohit.
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Overall was good and we were happy with the holidays spent in India .

5.0 January 2018
GS
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 5.0
Me my wife and our daughter had no problems all over the tour as Mr Rohit has planned exaclty the way we wanted it to be. Besides then a small room problem in Shimla ca use the room was small and there don't have running hot water as other hotels cause we had a child and we were first time feeling the chills of winter but it's was settled by Rohit as he promised us. Regarding the firts driver I think he is not fit to be a tour driver, beginning was okay but towards then end he was slacking but that to was settled by Rohit, by giving us a new driver.but overall we was happy and enjoyed the cold weather which we wanted to experience once in a life time as we are from Malaysia. We will come back to India and will get Rohit from Safe Hands to do the arrangements again. Will recommend to all who wish to travel to India SAFE HANDS TRAVELS. Thank you Rohit SAFE HANDS TRAVELS. All the best you.
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Tour Safehands Travels Reviews

Fantastic tour

5.0 December 2017
Ft
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent travel company. There were only 4 ladies traveling however, throughout the trip, we felt very safe and in good hands. Excellent accommodation, vehicles, sightseeing, guides and their followup care. The driver was very patient with our none ending shopping request. Would recommend to all
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Tours 8 Trips 4 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 260 $ 70
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, USA Delhi, India
Year Established 1945 2015
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages English N/A
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    About Perillo Tours

    Founded in 1945, and headquartered in New Jersey, Perillo was a pioneering company in the guided travel industry. 

    What Makes Perillo Stand Out?

    Perillo has been a name in the tourism industry since the 1940s, known for operating tours in Italy. Today Italy is still their main focus, though they have expanded to offer limited departures in Hawaii, Greece, and Costa Rica.

    They provide well thought out and classic itineraries, showcasing the traditional sights, nicely augmented with local insider knowledge. Perillo is a classic tour company, offering several trip options including custom tours, destination weddings, and traditional escorted group trips. On the trip, you’ll benefit from their extensive experience and destination knowledge.  

    Montepulciano Italy Tuscany tour Perillo

    They have a dedicated Italy brand, “Perillo Italy Tours”, which expands on their long legacy providing Italy guided experiences, as well as a “Learning Journeys” brand. Their learning journeys travel to many more destinations, and cover a very wide range of interests, including certification classes for certain skills.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Perillo?

    All ages are welcome on Perillo tours, however their type of travel may be more enjoyed by older travelers looking for a calm, fully managed tour. Perillo is a bit old fashioned. They do one thing and do it well, and haven’t changed much in the 60 years that they’ve been around. So if you’re looking for a traditional guided tour, busy but not with too many bells and whistles, Perillo is a great choice.

    One unique offering through Perillo is their faith-based journeys. This was one of the first types of tours designed by Perillo. You can visit Greece and the Holy Land, as well as several important religious destinations in Italy. For travelers seeking an authentic religious-themed travel experience Perillo’s extensive experience leading and planning these kinds of tours is nearly unmatched.

    Leaning tower of Pisa in Italy

    Custom trip options are also available through Perillo. These custom group experiences cover a wide range of interests including yoga / health and wellness retreats, festivals, and learning tours geared toward universities. If you’re planning a destination wedding or honeymoon they have services dedicated to this as well.

    Their Learning Journeys are perfect for solo female travelers and enthusiastic life learnings passionate about learning new skills, languages, or diving deeper into the history of a certain destination and culture.

    Top Destinations

    Venice Italy with Perillo tours

    Perillo is known for, and primarily focuses on, Italy. Here their breadth of knowledge is impressive as they began operating packages in 1945. Perillo Italy tours cover the whole country, including Sicily, with special emphasis on classic sights and local eats.

    Perillo also offers escorted tours in Hawaii, Greece, and Costa Rica.

    Their “Learning Tours,” focus on niche educational travel and classes around the world, including Africa & the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

    Perillo Travel Style

    Tried and true is Perillo’s style. They may have the most flashiest or easily navigable website out there, or the most unique itineraries, but they know guided tours, they know Italy, and they stick with the classics. Hotels, meals, and activities have been personally vetted and experienced by the founder, and they have everything down to a science.

    Local village in Italy

    Itineraries are between 9-10 days on average, often focusing on cuisine and historical sights. Groups tend to be between 20 and 40 people, and they often arrange private departures for large groups such as families or wedding parties.

    Special interest tours are another popular kind of itinerary offered through Perillo. In Italy, they offer a number of golf tours, faith-based tours, and culinary tours. Learning tours often focus on cooking, as well as art and history, science, and wildlife.

    Why Choose a Tour With Perillo?

    Colosseum in Rome Italy lit up at night

    For an experience in Italy like no other, Perillo operates tours from the major cities to the charming hill towns off the beaten path. Their itineraries are carefully crafted for a thoughtful balance of sightseeing, free time, optional activities, and relaxation.

    They are not the flashiest of tour companys, and their website is somewhat difficult to navigate to find all the options available - of which there are a good number. But they certainly have laurels to rest on given their extensive background and long historic legacy in guided tourism.

    About SafeHands Travels

    SafeHands Travels is a mid size boutique company formed on the theme of building great relationship. We at Safehands are passionate to explore and share our Spirituality, Cultural heritage; Natural beauty and rich tradition through our experienced and dedicated team of highly motivated tour professionals.

    We assure our travelers the utmost comfort and best of the experience. We always stand by them to make them feel at home. This bonding that we develop remains there even after the completion of tour. This is what we are known for and strive to achieve. We do not accept the booking for more than 12 people in a group as it affects the personalized services. Traveler’s satisfaction is paramount to us, which results in building great relationship and eventually helps in achieving our mission.

    Geographically, our coverage is limited to India and Nepal. Having diverse culture and vast areas, there is a lot to explore. There are many lesser known or unexplored destinations that present a new face of the country and become a reason for travelers delight.

    We use some handpicked, traditional and locally influenced hotels in all segments starting from luxury to budget as per requirement. Our transportations are best in its class and are integral part of our tour package. We are very selective in choosing drivers and more importantly the tour guides who truly represents us and play a very significant role in the success of a tour. Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable and licensed.

    Our itinerary goes well on moderate pace, neither too fast that we just touch the destination nor even slow to lose the interest in the destinations. Most of the days are packed with sightseeing and activities

    Why SafeHands:

    We know how to Walk our Talk. This is evident from our customer reviews. Finally with a non compromising attitude towards our core values, we offer fair deal and value for money.

    We exist as a Socially responsible company and are vigilant towards environment. Our responsive approach assures Personalized services with a sense of safety and security. 

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