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Reflections of Italy

10 DAYS
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Embark on a captivating journey that takes you from the piazzas of Rome to the canals of Venice. Discover the rolling hills of the scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside. Explore medieval hill towns and visit Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Spend time at a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti region and enjoy a chef-led cooking class with lunch. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence. See glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in iconic Venice for 2 nights. Take in the lively city of Milan. Encounter a land rich in history, culture, art and romance.

Your Tour Includes
  • 5 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 12 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Rome
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica

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10 Days

9 Nights


Meals

12 Meals

8 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

3 Dinners


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    3star
    Flights seating was the least expensive section of the flight and there were no leg rooms. I had to pay for seat that had more room on our return trip. The first hotel we arrived did not have someone assisting our luggage’s so we had to bring our luggage up the stairs The bus that picked us up sounded like ready to fall apart and seats moved
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    4star
    It was a great tour with very few issues considering the number of people.
    Angela Horton
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    5star
    Loved Florence and Cortana in the Tuscany region. The Castle winery tour, cooking lesson and lunch was a highlight.
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    5star
    Organized, great hotels and Danielle was a great tour guide
    Toni Upper
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    5star
    My overall experience with the Collette tour was outstanding. I had such a wonderful time, the food was great, and I learned a lot. This was my second trip with your company and can't wait for my next one. Thank you.
    Claudia Piper
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent experience. Walking down the mountain was an amazing experience. Gondola ride was excellent also. Needed more time in Milan.
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    5star
    Exception customer service and an amazingly wonderful tour guide made this a very, very enjoyable vacation experience.
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    3star
    The”tour” portion of the trip was very good. However the flights to and from Italy were awful. There wasn’t enough time between flights to go through security, customs,retrieve luggage and have it re-tagged for Rome and still have enough time to make the next flight. As a result we (13 people in our group) were without luggage for 6 days! The flight home wasn’t any better. Once again not enough time between flights to go through security, customs, baggage collection with time to make the next flight. We had to overnight in Charlotte,NC. The majority of our group were sent to a Clarion Hotel that was actually a roach motel. Not very happy with American Airlines/Collette for booking this route.
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    4star
    On the trip to Italy, encountered delay and felt frustrated
    Lilia Sandoval
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    The entire tour was managed so well from beginning to end. Our tour guide was wonderful in how he managed everyone’s needs and never missed a beat in our schedule. I can see myself going on another tour with Daniel at some time.
    Barbara Tyree
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    5star
    This was a wonderful trip, not only was it fun but it was educational. Our guide was the very best, Daniel had a wealth of knowledge and he poured it out. He was able to answer our questions about everything we ask about.
    Mary Mitchell
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    5star
    The tour guide was the best one I have ever had on a trip with Collette . He made it all come to life
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    5star
    Destinations- value - great tour guide
    Janice Whorton
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    5star
    The trip was absolutely seemless!!! Everything went so smooth! Could not have been better! The only thing I would change would be an upgrade on the flight. It was extremely tight!!!
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    5star
    Our tour guide, Savio, made it the best! His energy and how he cares about people is top notch!
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    4star
    The tour guide was great and the places we visited were beautiful. I realize that in order to see all the places we visited, requires relocating. However, one nite hotel stays were not fun
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    4star
    4 stars is very good, 5 stars would have to be extremely above and beyond. I loved our tour and the trip was so good. Highly recommend to anyone considering.
    Michael Estabrook
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    5star
    We’ll planned and managed tour. Safety and healthy conditions taken care meticulously. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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    4star
    Excellent itinerary, we’ll planned and managed, friendly staff, safety concerns we’ll taken care.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Loved everything about it. We had a wonderful guide, Paulo!
    Beth Price
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour manager Federico Alvarez was tremendous. He was very well organized and very attentive to making our tour a wonderful experience. When I left my cell phone at the Rome hotel, he was able to have it sent to our hotel in Florence. He had a thorough knowledge of Italy (its history, suggested free time activities, restaurants cuisines, and transportation alternatives). My wife and I have been on numerous tours, and we both felt that Federico was one of the best tour managers we have experienced. We are looking to future Collette tours in the future.
    Dennis Haberkamp
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    5star
    Seeing the Colosseum was a highlight, along with Florence, Siena, Venice; it’s hard to pick 1 favorite.
    Catherine MacNeil
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    5star
    the whole trip was just great
    William Bostelman
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    5star
    the whole trip was ausome
    Lucinda Hartman
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    5star
    I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Italy. I took many pictures and put them on Facebook.
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    4star
    Overall a delightful trip.
    Joyce Teel
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    5star
    Seeing DAVID. The sights were beautiful. Even though it rained everyday. Daniel our tour guy was exceptional. Cared very much about everything and everyone. I would for sure do a tour with him again!!
    Tracy Dahlquist
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    5star
    All destinations were beautiful and there were many of them.
    Donna Mielke
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    5star
    The group that I took on the Reflections of Italy tour were totally amazed and delighted with the tour. The food was delicious, the local guides were insightful, and the locations and selection of places visited was truly amazing. We can't wait until our next tour - Oberammergau next year!
    Betty Snitchler
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Everything was memorable! Pantheon was mesmerizing! St. Peter’s, Vatican and the Sistine Chapel were better than any photos. The winery, pasta/culinary class and lunch were so educational and out of a storybook. The monastery was once in lifetime. Venice and Murano added glitz to a trip that we have yet stopped talking about...and maybe never will.
    Marion Donohoe
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    See above. Variety of activities.
    Betsy Hicks
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    3star
    The last dinner was excellent!!
    Marian Prieur Bastow
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    4star
    I would have preferred having more free time to explore each city that we visited.
    Bernice Rembert
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    4star
    Good guides and interesting locations.
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    5star
    All memorable.
    William Roenitz
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    5star
    Everything was gry
    Gene Parsell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    There were so many memorable experiences there is not enough room to express just one. Each location visited had it's own charm.
    Kathleen Cruson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Some local guides were to long winded.
    Teresa Taylor
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    5star
    Seeing the Roman Colosseum and the ruins of Rome.
    Marveta Gilliam
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    5star
    Our tour leader made the trip the best ever!
    Renee Brooks
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    5star
    The Vatican and Assissi and everything in Florence were exceptional
    Paula Shannon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent tour that gave us a great taste if Italy and everything the country has to offer.
    Jeffrey Lidster
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    5star
    One of my favorite experiences was sitting in the town square of Assisi in the warm sunshine eating gelato after going through the St. Francis Basilica. What a beautiful place!
    Miriam Ewing
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    5star
    I was very pleased. My only suggestion would be to have more time in Assisi. I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and would love to return for a 3-5 day cooking tour
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    5star
    I think an important piece of the success of a tour lies in the tour manager and bus driver. They can make or break the trip. Sergio and Adriano were great. Sergio has such an attention to detail. He would make sure everyone was on the same page and knew what to do each step of the way. Even if dinner was on our own, he would meet us to walk us to the piazza to show us some good places to eat. He made the time in the bus fun and entertaining with his wonderful stories. His knowledge of architecture was nice as he was able to give us the background and history of the area. Adriano is a very skilled driver and always had our safety as his priority. The local guides were a nice addition too. They were able to provide that great local perspective into the area. I’m remembering things about the city the guide told us about Venice in the Off the Beaten Path tour as we watch the stories of the flooding now. I like how the tour manager checks everyone in and distributes the keys at the hotels. So much nicer than everyone waiting in line Having the radios is also a nice feature. I’ve been on a tour to Greece and it would have been nice to have as my mom walked slow and we never got to hear what the guide had to say. I loved everything on the tour, but for me getting to tour La Scala was a real high point. As an opera lover it was amazing. Another highlight was the cooking lesson. I’ve made pasta for years, but learned so much technique that day.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Overwhelming experience is all I can say, BEAUTIFUL experience travel was easy.
    Anthony Falasca
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    4star
    Too rugged to enjoy as I was too old for all the walking and ciimbing of stairs. I loved sitting in the Sistine Chapel to be able to take in all the art,; I loved the Colliseum; and seeing David and the cities on the hills Assisi and Siena.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    rome, Vatican,milan,tour manager
    Rhelinda Anderson
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    5star
    Everything toured was great. Will not forget the experience
    Martha Burks
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    5star
    Vatican city is not to be missed, also enjoyed touring the castle in Tuscany and the history of the family. Seeing David up close was overwhelming but well worth the stop.
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    5star
    Rome and Venice were an unforgettable experience.
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    5star
    I could not have planned a trip and seen so much in the 10 days we were gone!
    Anne Hsile
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    4star
    Things were rushed No down time. I enjoyed wandering around Venice. Not enough time to go through customs and catch the next flight in a different building, especially if you are sitting in the back of the plane. You should consider having a longer layover if people need to go through customs and change concourses or buildings.
    Gail Knowles
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    4star
    Cooking at Tuscany castle and wine making was delicious
    Terra Shirazi
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    4star
    My favorites were Tuscany wine and cooking lesson, Perugia , Assisi, Gondola ride in Venice. Milan was too expensive and not as enjoyable.
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    4star
    The tour manager Daniel was exceptional. The additional excursions were excellent. Generally the accommodations were lovely.
    Paula Jilanis
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    5star
    Venice was my favorite & was for 95% of our group. All sites were good.
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    4star
    Extra night out in Rome and Tuscany a visit to winery - pasta making and lunch.
    Maxine Murray
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    5star
    The group dinners were a nice touch.
    Frank Navetta
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    5star
    Making pasta together and having it as a meal while in Tuscany while st a castle
    Lucy Rudzinski
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    5star
    Loved the tour of Vatican City and also the Colles eum.
    Betty Weiland
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    5star
    Venice was my favorite city. I like the waterways. Very organized.
    Brenda Gagnon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Our tour guide Luciana was so wonderful & helpful & being able to skip the lines on many attractions was a huge time saver.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Collette tours are always great.
    Cheryl
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    the best trip ever. I miss being there. all were wonderful. I enjoyed the pasta making
    Christine Conde
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    4star
    Venice was the best. My only complaint was the Hotel in Florence damaged our bag. Handle was bent over straighten up and pushed back in, now not operable. I saw before boarding the bus and should have addressed there.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Italy is a beautiful country. Each city and town that we visited was memorable in itself. The trip to Assisi and Venice tops the list, with Florence and Rome both tied coming in a close second.
    Luis M. Ordona
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    5star
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and loved his job.
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    2star
    Not really the kind of tour I enjoy, nothing personal about Collette
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    5star
    *I loved the pasta making experience at the Castello del Trebbio.. not sure if I'm spelling this correctly? On Sunday, July 13 we had an enjoyable and memorable wine tasting and pasta making experience here. Alberto (I think that was his name) was so informative and a great guide! I think the relational aspect of this tour was personally one of my favorites! I felt like we really "experienced" a personal part of Italian culture and history!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We had a highlight of major Italian cities. Now I know the ones I want to visit again. Our stays in each location were brief, just enough to introduce me to each city. My favorite cities were Rome and Venice, must go back. The medieval hill cities and Tuscany were also incredible.
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    5star
    Can't say I have a favorite. Each place was unique and memorable in different ways.
    Sonia Vercler
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    5star
    This is a place that I have always wanted to go to. They didn’t disappointment me with where they took me on this trip!
    Mallory Bauman
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    5star
    Making and eating our own Homemade pasta @ Castello Trebbio in Tuscany.
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    5star
    The castle tour .Wine tasting and opportunity to make the meal here
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    5star
    Great Tour. Our Guide Mattea was the BEST. As was our Bus driver. The sites were Awesome, the Food was Fantastic. We had 44 people and everyone got along great. The Tuscan Feast was my favorite.
    John Cronin
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    3star
    The tour guide was great and we got to see a lot of wonderful things but it was way more rigorous than any of us expected being that it was rated as "moderate physical activity" (I think my sisters monitor said we walked a little over 10 miles the first day and on average probably 6-8 miles every day) that is a lot for someone with some physical limitations. This is a very fast paced tour with not a lot of free time to enjoy the cities and what they have to offer. All in all it was a good trip but certainly not the trip of a lifetime we had hoped for.
    Sarah Steele
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  • Trip Rating:
    4star
    Tony, our Tour Manager, was exceptional, as were the local guides. My favorite was the guide in Siena, who included personal anecdotes as he described the various districts in the city and the local horse race.
    William Hinrichs
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    4star
    Well organized and orchestrated
    Carle Trotter
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    5star
    Well organized .. great food..excellent wine
    Johanna Wilson
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    4star
    The tour was great. Not only did we love Rome, but most enjoyable were the visits to the winery and the monastery.
    Gregory Donalson
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    4star
    I wish we had had more time in Rome. There was a lot packed in 2 days. The tours of the castle and the monastery special treats.
    Millicent Bowman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    So many people ask this and it’s really difficult to pinpoint a particular event because the trip was put together so well and each city had its own uniqueness...the food, the atmosphere, our tour guides, our travel group...so much fun, laughter, and wonderful memories.
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    5star
    Each day in itself was special in/of itself. I was fulfilled with the largeness of the history of Italy. I have so much gratitude for all that was done before us and for us.
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    5star
    Our Tour Manager, Sergio S. From Milan, was absolutely fantastic. He was So detailed, caring, knowledgeable of all cities & history. His great personality & extremely funny remarks kept everyone laughing & entertained. Sergio is the best Tour Mgr ever!! The tour was planned & organized very well. Favorites were the coliseum, The Academia Bldg, statues were awesome, plus Arts & The David, the town of Sienna was great, The Cathedral was fantastic, the Monastery Experience was really nice, the Castle & Winery was fantastic! St Peters Basilica was nice to see.! Some days there was a little to much walking for our age group(62-82) other than that, a perfect trip overall.
    Janice Armstrong
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    4star
    A bit rushed. Nice “extras”.
    William Bowman
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    4star
    Because food was terrible, same type everyday, no variety.
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    5star
    Good hotels, good guides, good group restaurants, good tour inclusions.
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    5star
    History beyond imagination.
    Robert Henshaw
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    4star
    Perfect in every way except for repeating the history and architectural background of too many churches. Would prefer more about every day life in the cities and a little less about the past.
    Mary Jean Harper
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    5star
    Great transportation in Country and nice accommodations.
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    5star
    I enjoyed staying in Venice and seeing what it's like to live there.
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    3star
    For me, the walking was described as “moderate.” I felt the word used to describe the amount of walking was way off. Walking should be described in miles per day. One day, the group walked eight miles and I walked six. After that a few women and I started taking taxis that helped but meant certain sights had to be missed. At the Vatican, I only got to view the Chapel for only one minute because the local tour guide told a few of us to go a different way to the Chapel so we wouldn’t have to walk so far. Although I had a cane the guards would not let me pass so I had to wait until the group exited the Chapel. The local guide said a few words to the guards and took me by the hand to see the Chapel. This tour is for the average tourists. Seniors need to know more about the physicality of the tour. I am rating the tour manager average because she was unaware that many were having a hard time keeping up. She continued with her pace even though some of us were lagging 100 yards. She would stop and wait sometimes but would start up as soon as we caught up out of breath. She was very knowledgeable and would be a good tour guide for non-seniors.
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    4star
    The tour was great. It involved alittle more walking than I expected I wish we would have had the option for Comfort plus seating on the trip to Italy as the seats we had were horribly small with no leg room. We had very good flight accommodations on the return flight to the US
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    5star
    This trip had the Wow factor! Colosseum, Vatican, Florence, Venice, Milan and all the little gems in between! Loved it all!
    Leslie Gossard
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    Well organized. Nice bus.
    Carol Dodds
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    5star
    The canals of Venice, Assisi and the statue of David.
    Mary Ellen Williams
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    4star
    The Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica were amazing. I was surprised that it was an added tour not included on the trip. My daughter and I loved the gondola ride & Venice. We got to wonder the streets and shop.
    Marguerite Lueddeke
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    4star
    I would give an extra day in Rome. We went to the Coliseum, Vatican, and Dinner with Three Tenors and Rome by night all in one day. It was too much. By the end of the day tour you were worn out. Then you had to get ready for dinner and tour of Rome by night.
    Susan Klar
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    5star
    The agenda and logistics was amazing.
    Drew Davis
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    5star
    Loved Perugia and Siena as well as the Castello del Trebbio. Also loved Rome and the walking tour.
    Wendy Grant
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    2star
    See above. Several weeks before departure, the trip was advertised at less than half price! I feel I did not receive a good value for this excursion! One of the guides on a local tour was ill, and 3 days later, more than half the group had coughs, colds, and sore throats.
    Paula Coutz
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    4star
    Did not appreciate seeing the trip listed for half price a few weeks before leaving & then discovering fellow travelers paid much less money to join us on our tour. This encourages postponing reservations, not a desirable outcome for your company.
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    5star
    Very well planned. I truly enjoyed the entire tour.
    Louise Krajina
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    5star
    I REALLY DONT LIKE TO BE TAKEN TO VENUES THAT THE COMPANY IS MAKING A COMMISSION ON, I WOULD RATHER SEEK OUT MY OWN PLACES TO SHOP
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    4star
    We loved Venice! Our hotel was on the Grand Canal, it was what memories are made of!
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    5star
    Daniel, our Tour ******, provided us with great experiences. His knowledge and humor made each day a memorable experience! Loved Assisi and Perugia and the small town flavor.
    Lana Estep
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    5star
    Our Coach Driver and Manager were very very good. They were always thinking of us the travelers. Getting us close to our day's tour, suggesting foods to match our tastes, handling any room concerns, etc.
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    5star
    Sergio was great!!!!! I would love to take another tour with him.
    Glenda Edwardson
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    5star
    Venice was breath taking!
    Dione Wasness
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    4star
    Every day was special on its own, and in total Very enjoyable.
    Lynnette L
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    5star
    Loved every place we went. The group was diverse ,interesting and friendly.
    Cathyrn Rice
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It is difficult to choose just 1 memorable experience. Each stop seemed to get better. The tour guides were excellent, providing much interesting information and history.
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    5star
    A lot of walking but it helped to walk off the food, which was fantastic! Everything is memorable, including the bad beds! Enjoyed the dinner & dancing after the monestary. We had a good group of folks.
    Nancy Kuhns
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    4star
    Tour was nonstop and we couldn’t have seen all we did without being on tour.
    Linda Lundgren
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    5star
    I would say the even spent at the Opera House in Rome, was a highlight.
    Robert Nicholas
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    5star
    This tour thoroughly met our expectations and was truly a "Reflection of Italy"! Ready to go back for more!!!
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    5star
    This tour was fabulous. Our exceptional tour guide made this a most memorable experience.
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    5star
    Staff and experiences were well planned and enjoyable.
    Carol Kwasny
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    5star
    We saw and did so many things. Had so much fun.
    Cathleen Rich
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    5star
    Visit to Venice and awesome gondola ride.
    Raymond Lacey
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    5star
    Great time - Jovanka made it perfect
    Doryce Mccarthy
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    5star
    Rome was fantastic but we should have arrived a couple of days before the tour to have time to see more of Rome. Assisi, Perugia,Siena and Tuscany were our favorites. The scenery was fabulous. We enjoyed the Castello Del Trebbio for the tour and wine tasting, the 14 century monastery --La Certosa and the Tuscan Feast. Venice was wonderful and we wish we could have spent more time there instead of going on to Milan. Leaving from Venice would have given us the time to spend enjoying such a wonderful historic part of Italy.
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    5star
    Our Tour Manager, Savio, was the very best!
    Mary Moore
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    4star
    Loved the smaller cities visited. Would not have thought to visit on my own.
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    5star
    OUTSTANDING TOUR MANAGER, GUILIO, EXCELLENT BUS DRIVER, ANTONIO EXCELLENT LOCAL SITE EXPERTS.
    Paul Rapisarda
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    3star
    On a tour entitled "Reflections of Italy," I would have expected to be more immersed in Italian culture. While the hotels were were nice, it was disappointing that the breakfasts did not include any of the wonderful fresh fruit that was for sale in the markets. Based on the tour description, we all thought that we would be going into the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and the Duomo in Milan. Given the cost of the tour, it could have included admission to these two iconic Italian cathedrals.
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    5star
    Got into sites that that would not have had the time and patience to do on my own due to the "skip the line" nature of the guided tour group. Also some of the best experiences are not even available to the general public that Collettes has access to.
    Amy Langston
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    5star
    I have never been overseas before, Italy was my first tour in Europe. All aspects of the tour were wonderful so I truly can’t pick one but a really nice experience was a trip to a winery with a tour of the castle, a wonderful lunch and wine tasting. It was an off the beaten path experience which I really like. Colette has a way of providing these types of experiences which suits me just fine and will mean I will travel with Collette again;
    Rita Ranieri
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    5star
    Very professional Took all hassle out of moving from city to city Accomplished much more than we would have alone.
    Susan Scanland
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    5star
    My favorite memorable experience was Assisi and Sienna. My granddaughter's favorite was Rome.
    Mary Ann Hau
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    5star
    We were celebrating 54 years of marriage and the tour guide, *****, arranged for performers to gather at our table at the end of the performance to present us with tiramasu with a candle and sing "Happy Anniversary In Florence she upgraded our acomodations and had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our rooms.
    Margaret and Hugh Burns
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    5star
    Venice was probably my favorite city because it's so unusual. I so enjoyed the whole trip i can't say I had a particular favorite.
    Kathryn Crawford
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    4star
    We would certainly have given the tour five stars but a couple of the accommodations were subpar. Our favorite memory? There were so many it’s hard to pick. Our tour manager ***** ******* made the entire trip great.
    Gretchen Portwood
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    5star
    Everything was well planned and enjoyable!
    Dorothea Cooper
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    5star
    Sistine chapel,winery, Venice
    Margaret Taylor
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    5star
    I think ****** showed & told so much because of his love & knowledge of Italy.
    Mona Bendix
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    3star
    Not much to write home about. Too many churches on the trip.
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    3star
    See previous write-up. No more to be said!
    James Mueller
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    5star
    We covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. The locations were a good mix. Standing in the square at the Vatican.
    Sandra Marshall
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    3star
    Winery tour,a knowledgeable guide and beautiful property
    Sharon Harrington
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    5star
    The cities we toured were outstanding, but I must say my favorite was Venice. There was something magical about those canals!
    Susan Elliott
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    5star
    The tour was well-organized.
    Clifford Sturek
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    5star
    Each stop had its unique highlights. Loved the celebrations of special guests' occasions. Celebrated my birthday in Florence and Venice. It was a wonderful time! Rome and Florence were incredible, the art, the history, the beauty.... Would love to return and to spend more time there as well as in Milan.
    Charlotte Wooten
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    4star
    enjoyed the colosseum , winery, and vatican
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    5star
    It was a great tour. I have nothing to complain about.
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    5star
    Well planned trip and worth the money
    Benjamin Roach
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    4star
    Winery tour and Vatican tour.
    Mary Cartwright
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    5star
    Excellent value. The coach, the castle, the included meals were great.
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    5star
    loved rome! so much good information! It was all so fun!
    Keli Greene
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    4star
    Excellent guides. Did not like the optional "Dinner with tenors" It was more of a comedic cabaret.... not worth the show or the dinner. Our second option was a trip to a monestary which was excellent.... but the Italian dinner show and music was horrible..... noisy and in a rec room.... like a bad Italian wedding!!! Why are they singing New York, New York???! Very touristy and did not reflect the Tuscan feast as advertised. These programs were Mis marketed and and really missed the mark.... a waste of money and time..... not authentic in any way..... never again!
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    5star
    Touring the town of Siena and Venice, especially Murano Island
    Gregory Hooper
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    5star
    Places & local guides were excellent
    Karen Love
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    5star
    Even though my trip was cut short due to personal injury what I did complete was great.
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    4star
    Favorite city: Siena Favorite experience: Gondola ride in Venice Also enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration in Murano. Group dinners were also very enjoyable.
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    5star
    Difficult to name one venue. Enjoyed Rome and Tuscay visit to winery, luncheon, etc.
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    5star
    Michelangelo's David in Florence.
    Joseph MarkAnthony
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    5star
    Loved Siena and Perugia - good pace / not exhausting
    Signe Bean
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    5star
    Tucson feast was the most incredible night.
    Dawn Bellinger
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    5star
    I enjoyed all the cities/towns we visited but Venice was by far my favorite. It exceeded all my expectations! Wandering through the narrow streets, getting lost, and finding different paths provided a rewarding experience that will be remembered. I look forward to returning.
    Eileen Kelly
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    4star
    Too much 'on your own time'. I prefer more structure
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    5star
    Our tour guide was wonderful along with the other forty people on our tour!! We could not of asked for a better group!! We are now truly friends! Loved Italy! No worries everything went great!! An unbelievable experience that we will treasure forever!!!
    Terri and Vic
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    It is difficult to pick a favorite experience because every step from Rome to Milan passing through Assisi, Perugia, Sienna, Florence and Venice was exciting, educational and rewarding. I want to add that our tour guide, did a wonderful job. He was always upbeat, informative and helpful. I also watched while he was busy attending to the business of guiding, moments when I don't think he was aware I was paying attention, It was then I could see how focused he was on taking care of the paperwork and details of the tour so that he made it seem almost easy to lead us through much of Italy. It can't have been easy, but he made it easy for us. I did note that several on our tour had had before and had liked him so much that they insisted on having him when they booked subsequent Collette tours. Yes, he is that good.
    Kathryn
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    5star
    Our tour manager, Gary Bowling, was excellent!! He was articulate, informative, went out of his way to help out the people in his group and was able to provide informative and entertaining chatter on the long bus trips between destinations. In my opinion, they need to find a way to clone Gary and assign them to all of their tours!! There weer so many interesting places on this tour, it is hard to pick out one that stands above the rest, but the tour to the monastery and the dinner and dancing afterward seemed to be the biggest hit on the trip. At least the one where the most wine was consumed by all!! gondola ride with the accordian player and singer in Venice was great too!!The
    Steven
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    5star
    We believe that the gratuities for all parties should be included in the fee for the tour. Having to scramble for currency, and wait in line to tip does not in any way add to the tour! The only other suggestion would be additional legroom on the buses. Very tight!
    David
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