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Grand Tour of Italy

15 days
The true question in Italy is “Where not to go?” The country is teeming with history, personality and mind-blowing beauty, making the travel possibilities virtually endless. On this sweeping tour of Italy, you’ll explore legendary cities like Venice and Florence and smaller-yet-iconic towns like Assisi and Bologna.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 13 nights in hand-picked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 6 three-course dinners with wine or beer

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Select entrance fees

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Milan aboard an internationally recognized airline.

Lake Como Region2 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

Benvenuto! Welcome to Italy. A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and escorts you to your hotel in the Lake Como. The rest of the day is free to relax or acquaint yourself with your lake district retreat. At an included dinner this evening, meet your fellow travelers.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Villa Carlotta (seasonal)

Admire spectacular lake views from the elaborate gardens of an 18th-century Italian villa on our morning visit to Villa Carlotta, which houses a copy of Antonio Canova’s Neoclassical masterpiece sculpture, “Cupid and Psyche.” (seasonal; in the off-season, a funicular ride to Brunate may be offered instead). Then, your Tour Director introduces you to the sights of Como before a free afternoon for shopping and discovering this scenic area. This evening, opt for our Lake Como and Bellagio excursion.

Optional Excursion - Lake Como Cruise & Bellagio $75*pp Details

Hop aboard a scenic cruise of Lake Como to soak in some of Italy’s most beautiful estates and gardens. Float past charming lakeside towns to Bellagio, a village whose scenery has inspired poets and young lovers for centuries. You’ll have time to take in Bellagio’s classic beauty before heading to a local restaurant, where you'll sample cuisine from a carefully chosen menu. Please note: Your included meal may be lunch or dinner. In addition, this excursion is only offered March through October, and its departure time varies by season.

Venice2 nights Hotel info

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Verona this morning. On a guided walking tour of Verona, discover one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval town centers. Take a look at the Roman amphitheatre and Casa di Giulietta, where you’ll find the storied balcony of Shakespeare’s Juliet. Continue on to Venice where dinner is included.

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: St. Mark's Basilica

Experience the romance of “La Serenissima” during this morning’s panoramic guided tour, with stops at the Bridge of Sighs and legendary St. Mark’s Square. You’ll view the Gothic Doge’s Palace and enter St. Mark’s Basilica. This afternoon, you might consider joining an optional gondola tour of the canals, complete with music.

Optional Excursion - Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise with Music $65*pp Details

More than 100 waterways crisscross Venice, and boarding a sleek black gondola to explore them has become a time-honored tradition. On this memorable excursion, join your fellow travelers for a tour through the canals of Venice. A musician serenades you as your gondola cruises through the city. Please note: This excursion runs as weather permits. A private two-person gondola ride is available for an additional $100 per person.

Optional Excursion - Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two $165*pp Details

More than 100 waterways crisscross Venice, and boarding a sleek black gondola to explore them has become a time-honored tradition. On this memorable excursion, you’ll enjoy a private, serenaded gondola cruise through the canals of Venice. Please note: This excursion runs as weather permits.

Florence3 nights Hotel info

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your way to Florence, stop in Bologna, the city known for its 11th-century university, the oldest in Europe, as well as its namesake meat sauce and mortadella sausage. Arrive in Florence in time for an included dinner.

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Basilica of Santa Croce

A guided sightseeing tour of Florence introduces you to the city’s Renaissance splendor and artistic tradition, including Brunelleschi’s masterpiece, the massive pink, white and green Duomo, complemented by Giotto’s Campanile. Then, discover the church of Santa Croce, where the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo are displayed as well as the Dante Memorial. Visit the Palazzo Signoria, an open-air gallery of ancient and Renaissance statues. This evening, you may choose to attend an optional dinner in the nearby Etruscan hill town of Fiesole.

Optional Excursion - Dinner in Fiesole $65*pp Details

Take a scenic ride to the town of Fiesole, where you'll be treated to some of the region's best cuisine over a relaxing three-course dinner. Unmatched views of nearby Florence serve as the perfect complement to your indulgent meal. Fiesole sits on a hill overlooking Florence, and its views of the city have been prized since pre-Roman times.

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

During free time in Florence, choose to admire the world’s finest collection of Renaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery. Stroll through parks along the romantic Arno River. Take time to view Michelangelo’s early masterpiece, the sublime statue of David, sculpted when the artist was 26 years old. You could also join an optional excursion into the Tuscan countryside villages of Siena and San Gimignano. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the region’s finest wines. Admire Siena’s cathedral and famed Campo before continuing on to San Gimignano, where you might choose to visit the Piazza del Popolo or the Citadel.

Optional Excursion - Siena & San Gimignano: Tuscan Hilltowns $105*pp Details

Discover the essence of Tuscany on a full-day excursion. In Siena, a local guide introduces you to the town and its black-and-white marble duomo, where you'll find brilliantly colored 16th-century frescoes in the Piccolomini Library. You'll have some free time to explore the Campo, the square that serves as the center of civic life in Siena. Then, journey through the countryside to the town of San Gimignano, where you'll have some free time to explore the city's medieval towers or simply admire the Tuscan hills. As the sun begins to set, you'll head to a nearby vineyard, where an included wine tasting awaits. Please note: This excursion involves moderate walking.

Assisi2 nights Hotel info

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Upper and Lower Basilicas

Drive through spectacular Umbria to hillside Assisi, birthplace of both St. Francis and St. Clare. Visit Assisi’s Lower and Upper Basilicas, which feature a wide range art demonstrating the development of late medieval painters, including Giotto’s magnificent frescoes depicting the life of St. Francis. Dinner is included tonight in Assisi.

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day at your leisure in the town of Assisi or join an optional excursion to the city of Perugia, located in the heart of the Umbrian region and known for its fine chocolate.

Optional Excursion - Perugia: City Highlights & Wine Tasting $85*pp Details

Discover Perugia on a guided tour. You'll visit the Rocca Paolina, Perugia Cathedral, the Palazzo dei Priori, the Fontana Maggiore and the shops of Corso Vannucci. This excursion includes a wine tasting and lunch.

Sorrento2 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Pompeii ruins

Travel to one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. Discover how Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago on a guided tour of the town frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, preserving it in a flood of volcanic ash. View the excavated ruins of theaters, villas, temples and baths. Pompeii is located near the idyllic Bay of Naples, known for its expansive views of the area’s islands, capes and nearby Mount Vesuvius. Later, continue on to Sorrento, an enchanting resort town, for an included dinner.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Exult in the sea breezes of sun-kissed Sorrento with a free day today. Meander the charming streets and find a cafe to sip cappuccino or limoncello as you watch the world go by. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Capri, the “Island of Dreams,” where both Roman emperors and Hollywood starlets once vacationed. Explore the island, ride to its peak by funicular or indulge in a boat ride around the island (weather permitting).

Optional Excursion - Capri: A Day on the Iconic Island $105*pp Details

Travel by ferry to the fabled Isle of Capri, a beloved resort since the days of the Roman Republic. Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy a mini-cruise around the island. Later, you'll enjoy free time to discover why everyone from Roman emperors to Sophia Loren wants to spend their vacation in Capri. If weather prohibits a mini-cruise, you’ll travel to the village of Anacapri, which offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery. Please note: This excursion is weather dependent.

Rome2 nights Hotel info

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: The Colosseum

Travel to Rome this morning and check in to your hotel. Then, follow in the footsteps of the caesars during your guided tour of Imperial Rome. Marvel at the Colosseum, where 50,000 spectators cheered gladiators to victory, and the ruins of the Forum, from which the caesars ruled their vast empire. Tonight, join one of our most popular optional excursions, Dinner with Tenors.

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79*pp Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun!

Day 14

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning opt for a tour that takes you into the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Visit the Vatican Museums and the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the same cathedral in which the pope celebrates Mass. Treasures await at every turn from Bernini’s magnificent staircase (ceremonial entrance to the Vatican Palace) to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Next you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel, painted with Michelangelo’s captivating frescoes depicting the history of humankind. Dinner is included tonight in Rome.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $89*pp Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you'll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world's most important Classical and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, you'll visit the Sistine Chapel, where you'll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece. Finally, you'll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Advanced reservation and booking is required prior to your final payment deadline. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Day 15

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Prolong your stay in Rome on our tour extension. Otherwise, a Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add a Rome City Stay $299 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history and exuberant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome2 nights Hotel info

Day 15

Included meals: Breakfast

You’ll have a free day in Rome to spend however you choose. Take in all the art and architecture that greet the eye at every turn—from relics of Caesar’s reign to treasures of the Renaissance. Stroll across the Spanish Steps, or stop at the legendary Trevi Fountain, into which centuries of visitors have tossed coins to ensure their eventual return to Rome. Or, you might choose to attend an optional wine tasting and visit to Castel Gandolfo.

Optional Excursion - Castel Gandolfo & Wine Tasting $75*pp Details

Leave the city behind and enjoy an afternoon in Lazio’s wine country. Begin your excursion with a stop at Castel Gandolfo, a gorgeous village draped on the shores of Lake Albano. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Pope's summer home from across the lake. Later, you'll travel to a vineyard in nearby Ariccia for a wine tasting, where you'll sample a variety of wines as well as homemade olive oils and other specialties.

Day 16

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day furthering your explorations of Rome at your leisure. This morning, you might join an optional excursion into the ancient catacombs, where persecuted Christians once buried their popes and saints, and a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Rome: St. Paul's Basilica & the Catacombs $65*pp Details

Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to the Basilica of St. Paul, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.

Day 17

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative escorts you to the airport for departure.

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  • Como, Italy
  • Venice, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
  • Assisi, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
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Passport & Visa Requirements

In order to enter Italy, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact the Italian consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality—a lightweight sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable with something more formal to wear. Also, remember that bare legs and shoulders are officially not allowed in churches or other religious sites. Entrance may be denied on this basis.

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Italy. It is always advisable to check with your healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

While most of the staples of the Italian diet have already become favorites in America, be sure to try those less familiar pasta sauces and the vast range of cured hams, cheeses, rustic breads and desserts while on tour. In Italy, the cuisine varies by region. Venice and Northern Italy are known for their meats and pastries, Tuscany for its wine, oil and sauces, Rome and Southern Italy for their pizzas. For more authentic meals, try local trattorias—small restaurants set away from the main piazzas and squares. Italians tend to indulge in long, boisterous meals featuring wines and the occasional beer, followed by the requisite after-dinner drinks grappa or limoncello. American- or English-style bars and pubs are not as common, although they can be found in major cities and currently gaining in popularity, especially in Northern Italy and in Rome.

Arrival & Transportation Information

Round-trip flights arrive in Milan’s Malpensa Airport and depart from Rome. When you first arrive at Malpensa Airport, a Go Ahead representative will meet you after clearing customs. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting another traveler to the bus at the time of your arrival. Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the major cities of Venice, Florence and Rome by public transportation. In Venice, each section of the city is connected by water bus (least expensive), water taxi or gondola. You can purchase discounted bulk passes from vendors, or purchase single tickets at each dock. Venice is also a great city to explore on foot. Florence is split into two separate sections by the Arno River, with most of the attractions spread out around the Duomo. The city is walkable, although frequent local buses are also available. Purchase tickets at tobacconists or at vending machines. Rome has one of Europe’s best metro systems, serving all the major attractions, from the Roman ruins to Vatican City. Tickets can be purchased separately or in bulk and also cover bus and tram travel.

Museums in Florence

If you are interested in visiting any of Florence's many museums during your free time, we recommend that you make reservations in advance. Additional information is available on the Polo Museale website. Please note that the museums are closed on Mondays.

Electricity

Italy uses the European standard 220 volts.

Time Zones

Italy is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). When it is noon in New York, it’s 6 p.m. in Rome.

Currency

The euro is the currency you will use on tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in Italy, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the Cirrus and Plus networks, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 10/11/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Time/Great People

We had a fabulous time and met a group of wonderful people. While this trip was very rigorous it met our expectations of seeing a great deal of Italy. The relationships with our fellow travelers added to our experience and our Tour Director Andrea was outstanding.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/18/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

This was the most relaxing trip we have ever taken Our bus driver Marco took care of the driving and navigating that we've always done on a trip. Our tour director Sabra gave us an education in the history and architecture of Italy that was outstanding. She had talented local tour guides at each location as well as advice on quality and memorable gifts. She obviously loves her job and cares for the people on her tour. I would highly recommend Go Ahead Tours. The employees from the booking and planning of the trip, the bus driver, tour director, and local guides are all top of the line with courtesy and knowledge. The Rome extension of the trip is a must since it is too large a city to explore in the tour time. We are thinking of another trip to Italy to cover the Southern part, hopefully with Sabra. Susan and Gary Sept 18 to October 5 2014

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/30/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

World Class Travel through Go Ahead Tours

My husband and I just returned home following our Go Ahead "Grand Tour of Italy" - 15 days of stress-free, informative, top-notch travel with the very capable assistance of our Tour Director Sylvana and Driver, Pasquale. Throughout our tour, Sylvana recommended additional features and local highlights that would make our tour even more special. Her knowledge of Italy's history and customs were especially appreciated as we traveled by coach from one destination to another. Go Ahead's materials say "Dinner included" but don't take this to mean run-of-the-mill dining. Each stop had us enjoying four-course, delicious meals Sylvana had ordered prior to our arrival. Food is an important feature of this tour. For two full weeks, we toured without stress or anxiety. Prior to making our reservations with Go Ahead Tours, my husband and I entertained the thought of renting an apartment and exploring the country on our own. We wouldn't have experienced anywhere near what we did through Go Ahead and we were able to leave the stresses of travel, lodging and meals behind. We are so grateful to Go Ahead, Sylvana and Pasquale for providing an experience that will live with us for a lifetime. Thank you!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/27/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

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Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Most knowledgable and pleasant Tour Director

Being the only couple on this tour who was not from the North American continent we were somewhat concerned about the experience at the start of the tour, even though we were traveling with 2 friends from Minnesota. In the event we were made very welcome by all the fellow travelers and the icing on the cake was the Tour Director, David who was English, and who kept us entertained with his extensive knowledge, both historical and practical. His command of Italian was excellent and he was always willing to help people. All the hotels were of a very good standard although some were much better than others. Overall we felt that it was one of the best tours we have done and although we indicated that we would recommend the tour to our friends it is highly unlikely that non-American friends would book with Go Ahead Tours since you do not seem to operate outside the North American market.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 9/18/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great tour of Italy

I picked this tour because it visited the areas that I wanted to see. Our tour director "Sara" was fabulous. She made the trip special. The bus was comfortable and looked new. We had problems at some of the hotels: poor wifi, broken elevator, air conditioning not working in one. But overall we were happy. The problem that I had was with the local tour guides. Most were fine but the ones in Rome were very long winded. They would stand in one spot and talk for 35 min. We only had 20 min. In the Collesium. We really didn't see the Forum at all. The worst was Saint Peters. We spent 4 1/2 hrs. at the Vatican and only got 20 min. In Saint Peters. My wife almost cried. Fortunately we purchased two extra days. We went back to these sites and my wife was very happy. I would suggest anyone taking this tour to stay the two extra days.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing travel experience!

From the moment we arrived to our bittersweet departure every moment of our Grand Tour of Italy was amazing! Our tour director, Monique, and our driver, Massimo, ensured that everyone had a great time. Italy is a spectacular country so rich in history and beauty. We will definitely travel with Go Ahead Tours again.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/6/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fun but tiring!

If you want a whirlwind introduction to most ALL of Italy, then this is the tour for you. If you are like my wife and myself and want to make the most of it by spending every hour sightseeing, then you WILL be tired. The tour guide spoke solid English, was very pleasant, and very helpful. The local tour guides were also a blast. The one in Venice was particular entertaining and no one can every forget Lillo! OK, so technically he wasn't a tour guide. If I had to pick any negatives it would be the food. Breakfast was the SAME everywhere you went and was your typical boring fare. Dinner, where provided by the tour, was, you guessed it, pasta. Yeah, we go to Italy for the pasta, but it would be nice to have at least one really good meal. All in all a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to all of my friends. Just don't call it a vacation. That happens when you get home the first night and get to sleep on your own bed with your own pillow.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 9/6/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great experience

Our main tour guide, Monique-- the one that stays with you for the entire trip, was very knowledgeable, fun and poised, throughout all. Very calming in any situation. The local tour guides were insightful and enjoyable to listen to as well. The hotels were all clean and comfortable, though some roomier than others. The food was great! Group dinners were a great way to meet your traveling companions, many of whom will become your lifelong friends by the end of the tour. I can't imagine a better way to see Italy for the first time. You really don't need to be able to speak or read much Italian to enjoy it, though I do recommend knowing some key phrases. Of course, Italy itself is grand, beautiful and full of history. Just go there! The only downside was spotty and weak wi-fi.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/21/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Excellent Value

CIAO. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week Grand Tour of Italy, seeing almost every major city, north to south. Our tour director, Chiara, was very knowledgeable and key to our overall positive review of this Go Ahead Tour. We were so impressed that we have already booked the 2 week Grand Tour of Spain, later this year. ARRIVEDERCI.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/2/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

This tour ranks at the top of all tours!

Stefania was a great tour director! She was well organized, experienced and was able to give us so much information about the many amazing places on our tour! The weather was perfect! No rain, warm, but not oppressively so! The sights and the tour guides she arranged for our group were great! I really liked the way the tour was arranged. There was time for organized tours and travel, and time for us to explore, shop or dine on our own. The tour bus driver found ways to avoid being stuck in tourist traffic, and we always arrived at our destinations ahead of the crowds. I can't imagine going to these places on our own. Having tickets for all of the events, including the museums, Vatican City and Pompeii, saved hours and hours of time. We went to the front of the lines at all listed tourist stops. I loved the people on the tour. They came from many backgrounds, and from all over the United States. There were young couples, families, seniors and even a family with three sons ages 10-17! These kids were an absolute delight! Everyone got along so well that we hated to part at the end of our tour! I have been on other tours, but this one ranks at the top of mine!

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