This was my favorite day on our two week trip. The train ride was absolutely spectacular. The drive along Lake Como and through the Italian mountains to get to the train was also beautiful. Our tour guide, Angela, did a terrific job. She arranged lunch for those of us who wanted it in Tirano which was good and reasonable. It's a long day with a lot of sitting on a bus, but well worth it. If you do this tour, REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT! There was a gentleman on our bus who had a very expensive cab ride from Milan to Lake Como to catch up with the bus because he forgot his passport.
We enjoyed this tour although the tour guide's English wasn't as good I expected it to be. You spend 4 hours walking and standing so not for anyone with mobility issues. Considering the price of the tour, I had higher expectations. It is worth seeing the codex even if just for the room that it is in, which is an incredible library. There was no time allowed for looking at the gift shops (to buy a postcard of what we saw) and we weren't allowed to take pictures so I have no visual reminder of anything.
Great tour! I was so happy that I booked this tour rather than the other all day Provence tour because seeing the Roman theater at Orange was the highlight of our trip for my husband. Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was terrific and very well informed about the area. Amazing how much we got to see and do in one day. On top of that, Elizabeth recommended a restaurant that we subsequently went to and enjoyed a fabulous meal thanks to her suggestion. I highly recommend this tour.
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