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Italian Vistas

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From the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the chic charm of the Sorrento Coast, embark on a spectacular Italian getaway. Enjoy multiple-night stays in Rome, the charming coastal town of Sorrento, Florence, Venice, and Stresa in the Lake District. Discover the treasures of Classical Rome, including the Colosseum. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Pompeii. Take a boat to the enchanting Isle of Capri or a trip to Positano along the Amalfi Coast. See the gems of the Renaissance in Florence's Academy Gallery, including Michelangelo's David. Marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and stroll the streets of Verona. Stop at a Tuscan winery and farm for a lunch of regional specialties and wines. Tour Venice and walk the Castello district. Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands. Delve deeper into its history and culture as you visit some of the world’s most beautiful locales.

Your Tour Includes
  • 5 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 17 Meals
  • 4 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Rome
  • Colosseum
  • Ruins of Pompeii
  • Sorrento

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Stay

13 Days

12 Nights


Meals

17 Meals

11 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

4 Dinners


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Overall Trip Rating
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    5 stars
    Wonderful trip of a lifetime
    Charles Holcomb
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    5 stars
    Trip well organized and tour manage Alessandro was excellent keeping tour timely and was very thorough with tour
    Donna Holcomb
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    5 stars
    They were all wonderful and very memorable
    Ethel Henke
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    5 stars
    Everything was great would recommend tour to anyone.
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    4 stars
    I feel Collette does it's best to make the trip the most enjoyable and worry free than any other Tours. The Accommodations are Beautiful and Clean, Tour Managers knowable and courteous. Lunch and Dinners well chosen. Travel to and from Airport greatly appreciated.
    Jan
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    5 stars
    Great experience. Loved the food and culture. Lots of history provided by the tour manager and guides. We traveled to so many places in Italy and they were all amazing!
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    5 stars
    Everything was top notch! From the Bus driver, to the tour manager, to the accommodations and all tours. FIst trip with Collette, but won't be the last!
    Lisa Carr
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    5 stars
    Loved Pompeii and all the different places we went
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    5 stars
    Loved the variety. Everyday was an adventure
    Marcia Cox
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    5 stars
    Well organized…we loved the country side of Italy!!! Pompeii and Capri was amazing…our tour director was fabulous!
    Julie Bryan
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    5 stars
    Alessandro Pucar made the trip!
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    5 stars
    Fabulous trip made special by our tour manager and people travelling with us. Great way to not have to plan everything myself for an international trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Group was bigger than 16 people. Some walking tours were too long and not audible. One hotel was not up acceptable and will never consider it in the future
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Collette Italian Vistas tour was my first experience with a guided tour package. I was pleasantly surprised at every turn. Great experience!
    Roger Hibbs
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Antonella was an exceptional guide. She cared about each of our needs no matter how small. She was energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable!
    Paige Phares
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    5 stars
    I loved it have done this tour years ago seemed a little different . Missed a day in Milan and time in Switzerland to shop for chocolate and clocks.
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    5 stars
    I loved how Pilar conducted her tours ! She was very thoughtful and caring. Her knowledge was incredible!
    Rudy Theiller
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    5 stars
    Our tour manager Pilar (Cookie) made the tour very special . She was very informative and personable! We loved her!
    Sabrina Theiller
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    1star
    The low rating is described in my prior paragraphs, please read. I could have avoided contacting Covid with precautions taken by tour mgr.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour director, Antonella went above and beyond to make our trip perfect.
    Connie Calkins
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    5 stars
    This tour was a great fast-paced overview of Italy. While I would have liked to go more in-depth for the sights in some of the locations, like entry into some of the cathedrals, there just wasn't time. I was able to enter a couple on the free-time though. I would like to return someday with one of the more region-specific tours. My wife and I chose to not do the gondola ride in Venice but to use the time to enter St. Marks. The optional Roman Serenade was just not worth the $110 per person. Thanks only to our tour manager's add-on walking tour in Trastevere, the experience was not a total bust.
    Stephen Kidd
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour provided us with many opportunities to explore Italy and experience European life now and thousands of years ago, thanks to the expertise of the tour manager and guides. There was a lot of walking for some of us that were elderly, but our tour manager was able to accommodate our needs and offer alternate experiences.
    David
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    5 stars
    The tour provided us with many opportunities to explore Italy and experience European life now and thousands of years ago, thanks to the expertise of the tour manager and guides. There was a lot of walking for some of us that were elderly, but our tour manager was able to accommodate our needs and offer alternate experiences.
    Karlene
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Lots of great sites, meals and lots of history to absorb. Guide was great. Loved the smaller group. Favorite spots: the Colosseum, Vatican City and St Peter’s, the David, a gondola ride in Venice and Isla Bella.
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    5 stars
    Everything was so interesting, Especially our tour Guide, she was great! There was so much more to see in Italy, just not enough time. I would, and have recommended it to any body.
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    3star
    The tour manager is very well organized, knowledgeable, courteous and funny. He was the star of the trip. The accommodations were excellent, in central locations, very convenient and comfortable, good ac and bathroom. The reason why I didn’t give 4 or 5 stars were because the food was really bad. Meals were not served hot!. The second reason was that I missed my flights both for the departure and the return. I didn’t know whose fault that was but we didn’t receive the info package for the departure at had a very stressful time at the check in and had to pay a travel agency at the airport for help and missed our flight. The return flight info were wrong and we showed at the gate after our flight was gone.
    Carol Tran
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager kept on top of everything, tours very interesting, food was wonderful,but one hotel room was extremely small and the bus driver was very professional.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My wife and I enjoyed this trip! Paulo our tour guide was great!
    Michael Ahern
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We enjoyed our tour guide Paulo, and the several tour guides that told us the histories of each city we visited! Paulo was so helpful, and enjoyable!
    Carol Ahern
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent tour. I have already replied in detail about the tour.
    George Mattson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I sent you my opinions earlier! Our tour guide was SPECTACULAR: bright, knowledgeable, personable, courteous, magnificent problem solver, delightful sense of humor ... I could go on ... but I'd rate her 10 STARS if they were available. More details about the tour are contained in my earlier message to you.
    Frank Seitz
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    5 stars
    Alejandro was an amazing tour manager. He went above and beyond to make the trip fun.
    Troy Hirsch
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We saw so much of what I had read about so it was nice to see live.
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    5 stars
    Everything was a memorable experience this was my first time out of the United States and I will be traveling again next year to Ireland
    Carol Shepherd
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    5 stars
    Great locations for tourists. Alessandro was best ever!
    Roberta Mcdavid
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    5 stars
    Everything went just right. It was nice to be taken care of so well. Thank you,
    Adele Seitz
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    5 stars
    Alessandro was terrific tour manager!
    Stephen Mcdavid
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    3star
    The tour was incomplete...
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We only had three days since the tour was cancelled after state department issued a level 3 warning. Tour guides were good. Coach and driver were great. Tour manager was informed, fluent in Italian and always available for advice.
    David Prescott
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    4 stars
    Our tour manager was excellent and while upset that the tour was cancelled, handled the situation professionally. Before the cancellation, she was very knowledgeable on the history of Italy. Our local guides for the three days we toured were also excellent. We had two days in Rome and were able to see Pompeii. We were happy with our experiences in both spots.
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    3star
    At time I want to make this survey short and to the point on how I felt about Stefania as our tour manager in Italy.
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    3star
    Loved the tour! The hotels are a whole different story. The rooms were inexcusable.
    Deborah Baldwin
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    5 stars
    The hotels were comfortable and memorable. The last hotel at Stressa is an elegant, friendly, comfortable hotel. Gondola Ride in Venice was a highlight. Pompeii is definitely memorable. Amalfi Coast is beautiful. Each place has its favorite. The Tuscan Lunch, another highlight.
    Lewin Clefisch
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    2star
    Met some very nice people on tour.u
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    2star
    Vatican. We had a good guide. Verona, loved this place, didn't get to spend much time here. Liked Switzerland.
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    5 stars
    Pompeii was fabulous! Unbelievable tour - so much history and so much to see. I also loved the Tuscan wine lunch - it was a memorable experience.
    Katrin Ball
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    4 stars
    I loved the Sorrento coast.
    Marilyn Hamer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved seeing all the buildings and art. Truly memorable. The gondola ride, St. Peter's Basilica, Sorrento, the isle of Capri, the glass blowing, watching a person carve a cameo, and experiencing having a true Italian meal. Oh, the leaning tower of Pisa, the coliseum , and pompeii.
    Sandra Combs
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    lived up to the expectations, as a mature couple we could not have imagined traveling to so many locations without hassle for food and accommodations. RECOMMENDED
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There were so many memorable experiences, I can’t possibly pick just one! Pompeii was informative; Rome was enchanting and has so much history; Capri was quaint; Florence has great architecture; Venice was so amazing with the Gondola ride!
    Katrina Tillotson
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    3star
    Took an upgrade for Stressa hotel, to get lake view room. Perhaps we should be told it will be dark when we get there and dark when we return the next day. Not worth the $200. Felt ripped off.
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    5 stars
    The sightseeing and tours were extremely well planned, informative, and memorable.
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    5 stars
    The Guide and driver were terrific at keeping us on schedule and yet accommodating special needs. We visited all the places advertised and received detailed info about each place we visited while experiencing the visit. We also received prep info and follow up info.
    Lauren Donohue
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    5 stars
    ROME-- seeing the great Roman architectural achievements up close! Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius....heh I am a geologist with a degree in archeology, what could top this site?
    Leslie Mcfadden
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    5 stars
    Rome has so many beautiful and unusual places. Pisa was a surprising joy to see!
    Barbara Cummings
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    5 stars
    Capri was so beautiful! I think Capri and Florence were my favorite places!
    Patrick Cummings
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    4 stars
    Rome was very interesting and our hotel was in a great location!
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    4 stars
    Pompeii was so interesting!
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    4 stars
    The Rome by Night Tour dinner with the tenors was a lot of fun. The Tour of Rome at Night afterwards was a disappointment since there were not many lights to see. Just a suggestion: our tour manager had some difficulty with the English language and it would have been helpful if she handed out written papers with the dinner options on them.
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    5 stars
    All of the highlights of Italy were included in the tour.. The optional tours were good too.
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    4 stars
    Enjoyed Pompeii and wished we would of had more time there. Rome was wonderful but needed more time.
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    4 stars
    Lunch at the winery in Tuscany
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our excellent tour guide Heather helped make this such a wonderful journey by sharing many insights & details about Italy that you just can't get from a guidebook. With her help we could appreciate the small things - wonderful meals, beautiful sights, & fun new friends.
    Stephen Tillotson
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    5 stars
    Venice and stressa finally got to relax Though I gave 5 ... this tour was not for anyone who wants to relax for a day.
    Eileen Tomczyk
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Sunday lunch and wine tasting at a family winery. Wine and food was very good and each member of the family made us feel as part of their family.
    Michael Brewer
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    4 stars
    Seeing things in person that you have seen in books or TV and it was done 2,000 years ago.
    Thomas Lichy
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    5 stars
    Already answered in earlier survey
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    4 stars
    Exceptional all a round, but just a little fast paced for us. The amount of free time in the very very crowded areas was a little too long.
    Daryl Tomczyk
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There were many cites and sights to see. We wanted a tour! This may be a once in a lifetime vacation and we saw it all. Rome had an endless history to explore and Florence was beautiful. Walking Venice was so different than I thought it would be with it's narrow streets and bridges. Pompeii was excellent. TStresa was breathtaking and the hotel was excellent.
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    4 stars
    Too many to list. But you are not asking for the negatives. I would say the overall dirty environment in historic Rome was a disappointment. Walking throughout the trip could be hazardous. The time in the Sistine Chapel was so uncomfortable. I did not feel that the space was safe for tourists in case of a fire or panic. Too many people were crowded into the space and there was only one small exit open for people. That situation is dangerous and should not be allowed.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Since this was our first trip to Italy, they all were memorable experiences if I had to rate favorites it would be Amalfi Coast, Venice & Stresa
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    To many people in this tour..Smaller group would have been better.
    Emile Ritchot
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We experienced so many beautiful, amazing places, it's hard to choose a favorite; almost like being asked to name your favorite child! Rome and Florence were a history and art lovers paradise. The natural beauty of Sorrento and Capri were amazing, and Venice was a uniquely beautiful city that I fell in love with. Our Gondola ride was one of my favorite experiences!
    Mary Stoops
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    5 stars
    All stops were well planned an excellent!
    William Buster
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    5 stars
    I can’t possibly choose a favorite it was all somgood
    Kelly Hartman
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    4 stars
    Loved St Peter's, and all the northern cities.
    Kathleen Houck
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very active tour! With so many stops along the way it gave me everything I had dreamed of in Italy. Next time I will narrow it down to a couple of cities. Stress was soo relaxing at the end of the tour. The entire trip was memorable so I can’t say that there was a “favorite.
    Sharon Marciano
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had been to Rome on our own and were not able to see inside the Colosseum or see the Sistine Chapel. This tour gave us those opportunities. This is why we took this tour but there was so much more we discovered.
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    4 stars
    We got to see everything as advertised. Some days bus tour was too long...food was just average as were hotels
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    5 stars
    The site seeing, shopping, dining and Italian wine.
    Teresa Hill
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    5 stars
    Loved Sorrento and Venice. Spent out anniversary and birthday in those two cites, respectively.
    Paula Bernard
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour excursions were fun. I did not purchase the gondola ride in Venice, but was able to walk around and do it privately at a fraction of the cost. I see the value in offering it to the group to accommodate travelers who need assistance. I really loved it all.
    Anne Brennan
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    3star
    See the comments for the overall tour experience.
    Sikora
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great itinerary exceptional tour
    Janet Oscar
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    5 stars
    Savio and Adriano are the best!!
    Christopher Oscar
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Vatican,Sistine Chapel, Venice, Stresa, Pompeii, Sorrento, Tuscan Feast, dinner & Opera was a great evening, vacationing with a great group of 42 people.
    John Richer
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    3star
    Collette has yet to let me know if I am getting a refund for special room I paid for and did not receive Two hotels were far away from everything including ping shops and restaurants
    Dana Serafine
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent itinerary...tour guides.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Italian Vistas tours the best cites for history, art, food and beautiful scenery. Loved something different about each placed visited! The Vatican was breathtaking!
    Deborah Wilson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The hotels were great except for the bath/shower experiences. The tubs are very hard to get into and out of, and often very slippery-dangerous! I would recommend the choice of showers only for any European tour. There are so many favorites, one of the most memorable experiences was seeing the Tower of Pisa. I wish we would have had more time there so we could have gone into the Tower. The Vatican, David, Pompeii, Venice, and the dinners are some of the other highlights. It was also neat to spend a day in Switzerland. This was a wonderful tour with an excellent tour guide and an excellent bus driver!!
    Sonya Stevens
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    5 stars
    Loved the history of Pompeii. Too many great spots to choose an absolute favorite though.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It's difficult to decide which of so many would be my favorite memorable experience, they were all wonderful. The tour was very well organized, touching on all the spots in Italy that I wanted to see. If pressed, I would choose the day trip to the Isle of Capri as a highlight.
    Sabine Dillenberg
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    4 stars
    A great tour of Italy. Well planned and excellent guides
    Graham Jackson
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    5 stars
    The tour was great. Despite having 45 people in the tour group, all of our personalities meshed well. The tour manager was experienced and knew how to maintain control and quickly fixed any issues that popped up.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved the gondola ride- it was on my bucket list! and seeing Pompeii- the actual site! and Pisa, the leaning tower and of course Rome with so many sites!
    Diane Sass
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    5 stars
    Memorable vacation to Italy.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I must admit I loved Florence. But Chistiano who was our Rome guide was unbelievable. He was so passionate and could answer any question we had.
    Phyllis Brecheisen
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    5 stars
    I can't begin to say what was the best! It was all incredible!!
    Janis Clark
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    5 stars
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    Mark Piazza
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    4 stars
    Rome was so interesting with such amazing history but the crowds were difficult, would be worse for those who do not walk well or quickly. Florence was favorite area, the Duomo is spectacular and the Tuscan monastery tour and then feast was awesome.
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    5 stars
    Loved Capri, Venice, and Sorrento.
    Linda Flippo
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    4 stars
    Florence was amazing. Would have liked to spend more time in Florence, there is so much to see. No time to go into Domo. Hotel in Venice was not the best. Could not open 2 suitcases in the room. Water leaked from bathtub out onto the carpet in the room. Hotel in Milan was not near restaurants. Mattia, our tour guide, was wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about him. He went above and beyond everyday. He is a GEM!!!!!!
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    3star
    Locations visited were well chosen
    Abe Walston
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved Pompei! I’ve heard about this tragedy my whole life and to get to see it in person was phenomenal!
    Karen Davis
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    5 stars
    The sights were well curated.
    George H.
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    5 stars
    Stressa.....Florence....Capri....monastery ... Vineyard
    Cathryn Stateler
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Too many to name just one. We loved Rome, the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Catacombs, Dinner with the Tenors, Florence, Pompeii, Pisa, Sorrento, seeing Mt. Vesuvius, Capri and Ana Capri, Sorrento, Stresa, Venice, and Milan. They were all very special places to visit. We also enjoyed the Tuscan Feast, Gondola Ride in Venice, the Glass Factory in Murano, the Monastery, all inclusions and extras.
    Stephen Martin
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    5 stars
    Good places to visit, but should have visited the Roman Forum.
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    5 stars
    It would be very hard to pick one thing to say I enjoyed the most. I loved the shear beauty of all the buildings and the beauty of the Vatican. Very crowded, which I expected but not the extent since this is off season.
    Willie Taylor
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    5 stars
    too many to enumerate - everything was outstanding
    Christine Stanley
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    5 stars
    Venice was my favorite place. Touring Pompeii offered new insights into history.
    George Lewers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The head tour guide Daniel was outstanding. The tour bus driver Nino was ever so good. The hotels and meals were 5 star. It was so organized. It was fun and adventurous. Every experience was memorable.
    Billie Reid
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    2star
    memorable experience getting home after the plane trip from hell! 3 plane changes 2 hours in Charles De Gaulle hade to run almost missed flight Very bad planning on your part
    Susan Timmons
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    4 stars
    Stressa and the bus trip to Switzerland.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So much to see and I felt like we made the most of every moment. I think Pompeii was one of my favorites- I had no idea there was so much there
    Jean Perry
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    5 stars
    Tour was great in every respect.
    Robert Morgan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    GREAT job-- you have a winning team on this tours--Somuch to see and learn/ Italy was beautifull and I saw so much of it --on 3/12--to 3/24/19..-We are telling everyone here to go with you to Italy-- thanks so much --you made my trip to Italy a true joy---
    Mary Ellen Carroll
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was wonderful thanks to Sergio, who showed us a great time all through Italy!!
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    5 stars
    Best trip ever, saw so many things and days were packed with activities....
    Judith Allen
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    5 stars
    The isle of capri and Pompeii. Best tour guide ever.
    Diane Wiesler
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    5 stars
    Customer Service on the part is the tour managers
    Barry Chambers
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved it all but especially Venice because it exceeded any preconceived notion I had of what a city of waterways would be like. Made my one expensive purchase at the Murano glass site. Of course, spending our last nights at the Regina Palace Hotel in Stresa was a nice touch....and what a hotel.
    Regina Lewers
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    2star
    The trouble with this tour was that there were no "fun" memorable experiences. The optionals were poor, nothing special.
    Roberta Mower
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We saw every city we wanted to, and somee added highlights on the way!
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    5 stars
    the Vatican day which also could have been longer
    Robert Nichol
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Italian Trip was overall Excellent outside of a few gliches!
    Carolyn Ann Witherow
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great hotels, well planned excursions and the tour guide, Sergio was the best ever!!!
    Bessie Dunn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour Manager & Bus Driver!
    Michael Garrison
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The trip was worth every penny. We visited many historical places that I never dreamed I would actually get to see. The Colisseum in Rome, Vatican City, Capri, Pompeii, Venice, Florence, and so much more.
    Marcia Mottel
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    5 stars
    gondola ride in Venice with entertainers on board
    Carolyn Dean
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I liked our tour of Rome. the structure is awsome of the Bacillica and other mounuments. The marble statues were Magneficent
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Leaving Capri! Straza Rome,Venice,and Verona were great. Would have switched Capri for extended stay in Sorrento.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful tour of the Colosseum
    Pearleen Poplawski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It is to choose but I would have to say Pompei and Herculaneum. An overwhelming experience seeing them
    Sheryl Elliott-jensen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved Rome as a whole...all the history was memorable.
    Carrie Henderson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved all of the sites, but the Isle of Capri and Stresa were exceptional.
    Donna Mantooth
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Collette does it all for you.
    Jo Anne Shoemaker
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Please see above comments.
    John Bain
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    cities we toured were exiting and a great learning experience
    Loren La Bonte
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    They were all memorable. None more than the other
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    One of my favorite parts was the wine tour and lunch in Tuscany. Also loved our time in Florence.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Perfect weather, tour guide, bus driver and fellow people on the tour.
    Terry Madigan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Non stop adventure. I can't believe we did and saw so much of Italy in just two weeks. We shared it with wonderful people; the Collette staff and our fellow travelers. Venice was stunning!
    Vincent Dimino
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw all the sites we expected to see
    Rose Dimino
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My experience was something I will never forget. I’m so happy we chose Collette.
    Reginald Bumbray
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This tour was so professional in every way. I travel a lot and this was by far the most organized trip that I have taken. Our tour guide was exceptional, as was our driver. Every aspect of the trip was wonderful.
    Frances Madison
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Venice was my favorite city in Italy. Just walking over the bridges and along the canals were so quaint. St Mark's square was just beautiful. We stopped at one of the outdoor cafes and had lunch, watched people and the beautiful buildings was just inspiring.
    Laura Belleville
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was wonderful - everything was handled very well.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    John Carlos is a GREAT driver Denise could not have been any better. - always was available - some had walking problems and she ran the tours so everyone had a great time. - She professionally reminded some on the tour that Italy and some of the hotels (which were GREAT) were not Americanized, and to enjoy these new experiences. - Mary and I would have no problems taking another tour with Denise or any of the other tour directors we have been with.
    James Tufts
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide, Denise Emens, timing was perfect on everything. Recommendations for meals from our tour guide was great.
    Melinda Jensen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    See earlier description on this survey.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    RATES ONLY 3 STARS COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER
    Stephen Gambino
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed the expected highlights but loved the unexpected ones. The day trip to Capri was like a present that kept opening to another surprise. The farewell dinner on the isle in Lake Maggiore was the best way to spend our last night with the group.
    Robert Dagesse
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Sergio our guide was beyond excellent----always helpful,cheerful and extremely knowledgeable. He should get a raise! All cities and sites visited were wonderful. The Sistine Chapel is a "Must see"
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Seeing the Sistine Chapel, the statue of Davidand Venice were our favorites--but everything was great
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful trip! Tour manager was excellent!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Visiting Italy itself was a great experience.
    Robert Marascia
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Denise, our tour guide was great and our bus driver Antinioj was a very good driver. The entire trip was great with many memorable moments.
    Jerry Good
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We would have never seen everything included in the tour on our own. We loved the side trips to the leather store, winery, etc. Our accommodations were the best! How lovely the hotels were!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Seeing so much of Italy, I would have to say Venice was my favorite. The hotel in Venice was a great location.
    Sandra Woodbridge
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour guide, Denise Emens, shared her love of Italy with our tour group. She watched out for all of us and made recommendations for restaurants, museums, and great places to shop.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    EVERYTHING WAS FIRST CLASS
    Matthew Oakes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    A good comprehensive tour of Italy, except for a large amount of fast paced walking. Meals provided were not the best food I ate during the tour.
    Michael Chiaramonte
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw everything we wanted to and more!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Hotel room in Florence was extremely SMALL. All others good especially the last one. Rome was the most historical but all excursions extremely crowded.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    such a variety of must see cities
    Terrance Kirby
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very good trip I was OKWe had a good time
    Joanne Kuss
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Letter to follow................
    John Gadow
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw more sights and learned more history than I thought possible. Rome, Anacapri, and Florence were highlights. There was considerable walking and standing involved, but the tour manager maintained a reasonable pace, and I could keep up as a 73-year-old. Couldn't have seen and did as much at a slower pace.
    Allan Chilla
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    On our 25th Anniversary we went on a Gondola ride in Venice with Music. It was unbelievable.
    Diane Hessey
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Everything went well. Thanks.
    Robert Kimble
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Hotels location were walking distance to the plazas, and Marta gave us directions on how to return to hotel via water taxi, etc. Bus Driver was professional, assisting passengers on and off the bus. He exhibited an excellent attitude and friendly, trying to always go beyond the call of duty.
    Kay Low
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So much was included. The hotels were so well positioned and very high quality.
    Andrew Jackson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It is a great tour. Sunrise over the Duomo viewed from our breakfast room in Florence! The city tour and museums in Florence. The Autogrill was an unexpected surprise. Be sure and get the hot chocolate. All the meals were fantastic with all you can drink vino rosso. I know why people go back to Italy over and over.
    Kristin Alexander
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour of the island of Capri and Pompei.
    Charles Gafnea
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well organized and run trip. Enjoyed walking tour of Florence
    Robert Knudsen
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Tour over all was an average tour.
    Richard Hoover
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Rome was a good stop. Liked Venice.
    Darinda Hoover
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was wonderful. Our guide Luigi was fantastic. We loved each of the places we visited on the tour. Our favorites were Sorrento, Venice, Rome, Milan, Pompei & Florence.
    Arthur Walton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We never been on a tour like this one. We both had a great time
    Vito Prisciandaro
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Great hotels in great locations. Great tour guide. Great or very good local tour guides. Restaurants were good to very good. Some locations (e.g. Capri) were too shopping-oriented with not much else to do. Vatican trip was my favorite, and skipping lines with our group-entry format was really nice!
    Martin Mcveigh
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tuscany region and small towns. Also Florence
    Walter Morgan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Perfectly planned to include everything I had wanted to see and do in Italy My three sisters and I had a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience! I was fascinated by the Colessium and Pompeii--the condition of the centuries old buildings.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I had been to Italy one time previously on a self planned tour with my daughter. I learned so much more at the locations we visited this time. Our tour manager, Gary, was so informative about every place we visited. The local tour guides provided detailed, humorous information at each stop.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All tours and excursions were very easy to manage time wise, but of course there is never enough time to see it all. Since I like any kind of history, The Rome ruins and Pompeii itself peeked my interest. but even as young man I was a Michel Angelo fan and seeing the Pieta with my own eyes chocked me up.
    Morris Belger
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The highlights of Italy you have always heard of: Rome, the Vatican, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Pompeii, Florence, the Leaning Tower, and Venice plus many, many extras!
    Robert Gaines
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Stresa was a wonderful place to relax after the busy schedule of sights and cities. Pompeii was unexpectedly impressive. The Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica were awesome. Sure would like to see all that art without 1000's of people around. It'd be even more inspirational!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everyone was wonderful. Italy was my favorite trio made special by Collette.
    Carol Pence
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved the tour of Italy. We saw everything we wanted to see. It was great to get into the venues, with the tickets that had been purchased for us. The local tour guides were all good. The food was delicious. The hotels were all fabulous. *Personal Details removed by Feefo*, our tour guide was really great. *Personal Details removed by Feefo*our bus driver, could go anywhere. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
    Joanne Pruett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was well rounded with places to see, to eat and allowed us to get to know many new friends! In Rome, the Coliseum and the Vatican were my favorites due to their history and beauty. But when we saw the Duomo in Milan, it took my breath away! The overall history of the places we saw was overwhelming. You don't see this in the States unfortunately.
    Linda Schneider
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Even though it rained Florence was fantastic.
    Malcolm Clay
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Lots to see but we were only there long enough to see the outside. Couldn't get timed tickets to go inside.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was my second trip to Italy (first with Collette) so I was more aware of what I wanted to do and to see. There was some overlap with cities I had been too, but also new destinations which were great.
    Ann Mizer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the sites we visited. Stressa was beautiful, when were arrived in the evening it was raining and the clouds were covering the lake so we could not see much. But when we woke up in the morning the rain had pasted through, sky was blue, there was snow on the Swiss Alps foothills and clear view of lake, island and the Alps. We had great luck with the Weather!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Pace and included tours were wonderfull
    Allen Wright
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Every day had its own great set of memories!
    Elizabeth Dobis
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Stresa was a highlight. What a beautiful place to visit.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Shopping in Florence! Sight seeieinf, Venezia gondola ride, and more!
    Joan Carluzzo
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed visiting Pisa and going on a Gondola ride in Venice
    Mary Hendrickson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Would have to say our gondola ride in Venice, but so many memorable moments!
    Julie Nixon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour with excellent Tour Manager.
    Philip Macintyre
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved all the hotels. I felt they were a true Italian experience, not just chains from the US. Guide was spectacular, knowledgeable, and ever gracious. The sites we visited were amazing, especially Pompeii.
    Lana Krawczel
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My favorite experience was touring Rome and viewing the most impressive works of Michael Angelo inside and outside the Vatican. Capri was also a very enjoyable and happy place, beautiful views.
    Rosa Johnson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I do not have a favourite memory as each place we visited had their unique spots. Having free time to discover on our own was really appreciated. I would not go to Sorrento or Isle of Capri again. Chris in Rome really showed his love and his knowledge of his city.
    Lynne Barr
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Favorite experience was ending the tour in Stresa ... what a beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable place to end a great time!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Dinner at Chertosa!! It was fantastic...great food, wonderful music and dancing!!!
    Alice Bowles
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Would have been nice to stay in Venice 2 whole days and Florence 2 whole days.
    Naomi Adsit
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tour was good except pre tour management
    Allan Choy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We really had an over all experience in Italy. The major sights, learned a lot about the history, food and culture from our guides. We loved the food! We plan to return someday.
    Janet Garrett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We saw a great many special places thruout Italy. The tour bus and driver were first rate.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful tour. Florence was my favorite place. I could go back there for several more days. Maybe we will take the Tuscan tour next time. The Vatican was a highlight also. I think it should be included instead of just an option.
    Stephen Garrett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Getting to see Ancient history in person. Experiencing the beauty and unexpected emotions while in the Sistine Chapel
    Jill Bollmann
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Could have done without the woodworking place in Sorrento. Would have preferred to skip Stressa & spent another day in Venice & Florence.
    Hope Weidman
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    At times food was subpar.
    Isaac Craig
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    clean and ready rooms did not like twin beds everything well planed out
    Paul Mangiaracina
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Rome: the tour was excellent and the time to explore on our own let us see what we were interested in.
    Sandra Schoonmaker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great Tour manager and driver. Excellent local guides. With 3 of us touring, I had a single room which was awful in Florence and Venice.
    Ray Forbes
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Many of the tours were not that good.
    Richard Schoonmaker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I found quality ,variety of choices
    Patricia Wallach
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There were so many beautiful places and fun things, that it's hard to pick one. Venice was wonderful but, so we're Florence, Tuscany, The Sorento Coast, as was Capri and all the places we visited. Evan the tremors from the earthquake were a memorable experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    There were a few tour options that were extra that should have been included as part of the normal tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We covered Italy and saw all the things we wanted to visit. Our grand daughter wanted to see Juliets balcony and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
    Frederick
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was an amazing trip! Everything was top notched from the Tour Director, Bus Driver, Tour Guides with the historical facts and points of interest! Hotels were very nice (A/C was a problem everywhere) and opportunities to take side trips or shop and relax in beautiful surroundings...all were top notch.
    Marilyn Moore
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    As our adult daughter put it "a trip of a lifetime!" There was so much to see and do, yet you could stay back and relax if you wanted to. I am sure we saw things that the average tourist would miss. Two of our favorite cities were Florence and Stresa. The boat rides and trip to see Murano glass being formed into beautiful pieces was exciting. It is hard to narrow it down to a couple of favorites - it was all so much fun and enjoyable.
    Sandra
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Pompeii it was very interesting
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    5 stars
    Historic, Breathtaking views and colorful sites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed all the places that we toured in Italy. My favorite places were the Isle of Capri and Florence. A couple of the local tour guides were not real interesting, hard to understand and could have offered more general interesting information pertaining to the area or eliminated altogether. (Local Guide for Rome and Pompeii were better) The tour of the Monastery/dinner and the Tuscan family owned winery tour/ lunch were great choices. Good selection of extra excursions offered.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour manager, Gary Bowling was excellent. He was very knowledgeable. The trip itself was amazing. There was so much to see in Rome. I enjoyed the option tour "Rome by Night" "Dine with the Tenors" was very entertaining. Also the Gondola ride in Venice was good. Stresa was beautiful. The hotel "Regina Palace" was fantastic. The spa was to die for!
    Karen
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    5 stars
    Hotel in Florence was very inconvenient..
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    One of the hotels was cancelled and was replaced due to other reasons. Other than this cancellation and replacement, it was awesome. We received a Free Dinner in return.
    Pepito
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw everything id hoped to see- accommodations were for most part exceptional

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