1. I think many people never even bothered to go there because she said that. Marianna was an extremely caring and conscientious leader who added tremendously to our enjoyment of the tour and sites. Fantastic tour! The beauty of the day was that we got to see the alps covered in snow. ", "Just one ? This was our 2nd Rick Steves tour to Italy and also our second with Rainer Metzger as our guide. Covered a lot of territory but very effectively! Wander through this immense church and explore more of the Eternal City on your own. "My favorite wow moment was going to the Dolomites in Italy. And and kneeling inside the small church where St Francis used to pray. Being serenaded in a gondola Please try again. Arriving in Varenna I said "I love this place!" ), Cinque Terra, Siena and Orvieto in particular. The "extra" things our guide arranged for us in between the major site visits made the trip especially memorable. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs, Bus: 4 hours. Lake Como. Karin and Krista went above and beyond for us, our bus driver (Adrian) did an incredible job, and all of the local guides were top notch (Elisabetta, Lucia, Annaliese, Giuseppe, Maria Laura). The 17 days flew by. The maps, the tips, the suggestions on what to see, when to see it, how to see it, etc. "Seeing David was a wow moment for us. Hiking up in the Dolomites. The places we visited more than met my expectations and the guest guides provided valuable local cultural insights. The tour exceeded my expectations in all ways. I was not expecting such beauty.". Venice is too commercialized and the Vatican City is too crowded. (Continued in Paragraph 16). I came in with no expectations other than I was sure I was going to have a great time. "Michelangelo's David. Excellent intinerary. Very organized & informational. 2) Pisa center "I loved the Dolomites! The lights coming in like the sun rising inside San Marco Basilica in Venice, our hilltop stop for a "spritz" in Rio Maggiore, Francesca evoking the memories and moments of gladiator Rome in the Colosseo. "Surprise stop at San Zeno in Verona! The food provided on the tour was wonderful. Beautiful. Rainer was perfect. "Lake Como, Alpe di Suisi, St. Mark's Basilica and Piazza, Uffizi Gallery and museum tour guides, Pisa Field of Miracles, Orvietto Cathedral, St. Peter's, Vatican Museum. Upon arrival, your guide will give you an introduction to the town, leaving you with plenty of free time this afternoon to explore on your own. Every day brought a new "wow" moment. Views of vineyards and olive groves near Assisi. From beginning to end it was delightful! During our free time, we often met up with our tour mates and spent some time with them. "There were so many it's hard to select just one. I will recommend this tour to anyone looking to go to Italy or on a European tour. However, this tour provided a richer, more in depth experience. Good mix of organized activities & free time. overview of Italy north of Rome. "Seeing the art and monuments that I have heard about for so many years in person, finally.". Her efforts to make our tour smooth were seamless. They exceeded all expectations. Rick Steves tours was highly recommended to us by friends who had done the Best of South Italy a year ago. "I am sure others have said the same, but there were so many "wow"moments! "Hiking the Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites on a picture-perfect day was a highlight for me. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. That said, the camaraderie of the group and professionalism of the guide makes me want to take more tours with Rick Steves. "Turning the corner and seeing the statue of David then being able to get up close to it and watching it come alive from every angle. Seeing the lovely towns of Tuscany & Cinque Terra inspired me. Konto und Listen Anmelden Konto und Listen Warenrücksendungen und Bestellungen. It enriched the trip for me!". My Account. Here's what you'll see and do on our Best of Italy tour: Group sightseeing events subject to change. "Cinque Terra was everything I hoped it would be. Amazing sights, knowledgeable, kind, energetic guide. The hike at Lake Como provided wow views as well as the hikes in Cinque Terre. Rick Steves Best of Italy by Rick Steves (2016-05-10) | Rick Steves | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Our tour guide gave us the information we needed to get around and then we were free to explore. Mossimo was a great bus driver, "Performing with the men in our group in an impromptu water ballet at the Altarocca Wine Resort. Got to Lake Como the farm near Orvieto. ``, especially since I hoping... 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