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Pre-trip: Italy: Como
Post-trip: Germany: Munich Austria: Salzburg
Countries: 4
Cities: 4
Days: 16
Average Group Size: 30 Travelers
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Switzerland and the Alps

Witness the majesty of the Alps and the quaint villages nestled therein with Emmy award-winning travel expert Rudy Maxa.

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Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Munich and Bavaria

Toast to the Alpine beauty of southern Germany with one (or more) of its famed local ales with Emmy award-winning travel expert Rudy Maxa.

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Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Milan and Lake Como

Join Emmy award-winning travel expert Rudy Maxa on a journey through one of Italy’s most stunning regions—from the fashion capital of Milan to one of the most scenic Lombardy Lakes.

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What is the Real Milan?

From runways to restaurants, see how Milan pushes Italy’s fashion and culinary boundaries.

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A Culinary Journey Through Milan

A local chef shares favorite food haunts in Milan—from a fresh fish market to a family-owned restaurant.

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Romantic Villages of Alpine Europe

85% of travelers rated this trip excellent

The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. Travelers can choose to rate their experience “excellent,” “good,” “fair,” and “poor;” this percentage indicates how many travelers rated their experience “excellent.” More than 70% of travelers complete this survey after returning from their trip. Travelers rate excellence across their entire travel experience, focusing on the categories below:

  • Program Director: 95% of travelers rated their Program Director “excellent,” citing his or her facilitation of people-to-people interactions, communication skills, and overall performance.
  • Learning & Discovery: 88% of travelers rated the learning and discovery activities on this trip “excellent,” citing its authentic cultural experiences and controversial conversations.
  • Solo Women Excellence: 83% of solo women travelers who joined us independently or shared a room with a mother, daughter, sister, or friend rated their experience on this trip “excellent.”
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