Overall, our trip to Tuscany , The Alps and The Riviera was fabulous!
One of my disappointments was that you land in Rome, Italy and the next day you are off to Florence, Italy. It would have been great to spend one whole day in Rome (other than the day we arrived) so we could have seen a few famous sites of Rome. I know they offered an 3-day optional tour prior to our trip but I do feel one day in Rome would have made this SO much better!!
Our accomodations (hotels, bus, restaurants) were super-great!!! Our tour guide, Eva Troncon, was fabulous and a joy to be with. She was very professional, warm, caring and wanted all 38 of us to have the best time possible. She succeeded in giving us a great time. We also had a professional photographer (Ilene Perlman) with us and she too added to our trip as she was fun to be with and very interesting.
In Florence, one of the highlights was the farmhouse dinner. Food was SO good, the folks that owned the farmhouse were so warm, and were happy to answered all our questions.
The statue of David was breath-taking and the history and story behind it very interesting.
The Italian Riviera (Santa Margherita was spectular). All of us loved this village and enjoyed a nice afternoon there, eating, drinking, and most of all, taking in the beauty of Italy!
Bolzano was another great stop. So much to see and do. Still another great spot was Portofino. So much like Santa Margherita but again different in its own way. Absolutely beautiful!
I would highly recommend this trip to everyone! It lived up to our expectations.
Thanks, Grand Circle. It's always a pleasure taking a trip with you as we know we will get the best of the best in travel, accomodations, meals, and tour guides.
~ Elaine Saba, Rochester, NY. ~