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Traveling to two mountain villages in Tuscany gave me a flavor of old Italy. Our guide was excellent and gave personal attention to any concerns of her visitors. Restaurant hoteliers were not friendly and came across as we were a bother. Also, dessert, sodas were extra costs. Not acceptable.
Excellent trip Stephen was wonderful. Really glad we picked this trip it was a very relaxing day out of Rome and let us experience the flavor of Tuscany.
Excellent, from the hotel pick up to the return to Rome. Nice group size - 12. Lady guide was so informative and kind. Bus was small and new - adjusted to the group size and the driver was excellent too. For the wine lovers is a must. We enjoyed every moment!
Such a wonderful escape from Rome during my weeklong trip. Fabulous tour guide, delicious food, and great wine.
Despite this being a long day it was by far the most enjoyable tour we did during our short stay in Rome. The group was small (9) and the multilingual guide was excellent. The venues we visited really allowed us to get a feel for the area and the people. While it did have a tight schedule there was sufficient time to look at the villages. We would recommend this tour
The tour was wonderful and the views were absolutely breath taking. Driving to Cortona you see these these amazing views of the Tuscan country side, once in Cortona we instantly fell in love with the charming town. After our visit in Cortona we drove to a local farm where we had lunch and got to purchase local wines and mixes for pasta. The food that the farm served was very good and homemade. After eating lunch at the farm we drove to Montelpuciano where we got to taste wine at Contuci Cantina, it was very nice here.
My tour to Cortona was amazing. Our tour guide was very pleasant and fun to be with. It was very well organized and everything was perfect. Our lunch with the group was so much fun. We had a great group, we got to know each other, and the meal was delicious, I would recommend this trip if you want a day trip away from Rome to learn about some great wines! The group I was with agreed that maybe the time in Cortona to shop could have been a little longer, maybe 2 hours instead of 1. However I had no problem doing as much shopping as I could in that hour,...record breaking. Great leather shops and great prices for purses. I will definitly do it again. Thank you for a great day!!!!
This was our favorite tour of all. Our guide was just great -- a long day, but it was well worth it. Just a beautiful place to see! A must if you have a few days in Rome.
This tour was worth the price tag. There were only 13 on the tour, in a very comfortable bus, with a highly proficient driver (Giuseppe), and a knowledgeable tour guide (Stefano). Tuscany was all we expected. The towns of Cortona and Montepulciano were charming, although there were some significant hills to climb to get to the churches above each of the towns. Lunch was very pleasant at the Marinella Restaurant in Pineta. It was away from the lake but pleasant surroundings nonetheless. The pace of the tour was just right, no so hectic that you felt exhausted at the end of the day, and not so long that you got bored at each of the destinations. Stefano was an outstanding tour guide and I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone I know.
This was one of our favourite days on our entire 16 day Mediterranean Cruise. We absolutely loved Tuscany and all it has to offer. The tour guide was excellent! We absolutely fell in love with Cortona and Montipicello. The meal that was served was so much more than I had expected. We had a delicious soup, pasta and dessert served in a lovely restaurant. Tuscany is such a beautiful region and our tour guide provided us with an abundance of information about each area and sights that we passed along the journey. He was very personable and made an effort to speak individually to each and every one on the tour. He also had an abundance of patience as my husband and I were a bit late getting back from one of the stops...just couldn't drag ourselves away from this little piece of heaven on earth. Will definitely recommend this tour to friends/family ~ as a matter of fact I have already recommended it to my daughter who will be traveling to Italy in September! Thanks so much for kicking off our Mediterranean Holiday in grand style.
The best tour. Small group - wonderful tour guide. No crowds just beutiful medieval villages and good wine.
Fabulous trip and a wonderful day overall! I had expected to have lunch "on the lake" instead of at a resort / farm but it was lovely just the same.
If you want to get a feel of Tuscany and Umbria in one day, this is the way to go. A leisurely pace is kept throughout the day with plenty time given to look around Cortona and Montepulciano. The streets of enchanting Cortona are pretty steep, but despite that the climb up the hill to admire the beautiful view and to visit La Basilica di Santa Margherita is well worth it.
Best day trip ever!!! Loved it, Loved it!! Our tour guide Alana was super sweet and had a great personality. The view of the Tuscany region was amazing. Loved the lunch at the farm house. Did some great shopping in Cortina, was able to buy some leather purses. The prices were better than in Central Rome and so was the selection. This was my favorite tour of my entire vacation to Europe!!!