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Awesome tour! Really nice guide and the dinner at the vineyard was just soooo delicious!
This tour was a joke and a blatant tourist scam. First, the tour guide giving commentary could not speak comprehensible English. I learned nothing of value because most of what she said I could not understand. Everyone else said the same thing. Although there were 3 other tour guides on the trip (all of whom could speak much better English), none attempted to assist her or clarify any of her commentary. They seemed to think they were there to observe and (probably the main reason) to get free dinner and wine. Second, after we arrived in Sienna, we were hustled to the main piazza and given only 80 minutes of "free time" without any map or clear directions on how to get to any of the historical attractions. After purchasing my own map, I managed to find the cathedral (which requires paid admission), but was "mistakenly" sold a more expensive ticket for the hospital museum across the way by the ticket booth attendant that handled the entrance tickets to both. After I was denied entrance to the cathedral because I had the wrong ticket, I returned to the ticket booth but was refused an exchange for reasons I could not understand. Some rudimentary instructions from one of the 4 guides on the tour would have prevented this. Third, the wine-tasting and "dinner" in Chianti turned out to be a hard-sell marketing pitch to get the tour participants to purchase the private winery's products. Although the wine admittedly was very good, the accompanying food was in very small portions that were insufficient for the average male (and also some of the females). The tour guides took pains to excuse the unprofessional nature of their tour by stating the tour was in the experimental stage. If so, we should all have received at least partial refunds for having to act as their test guinea pigs.