2 independent reviews for Tuscany culture vacation, tailor-made

Reviews for Tuscany culture vacation, tailor-made

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review 10 Jun 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Most memorable was the excellent choice of accommodations and the warmth with which we were greeted. The wine tours were amazing with excellent hosts. Also memorable was our driver Dario and his enthusiasm and genuine friendliness. Shoutout to Giovanna for constantly checking expectations were being met. The friendliness of the people made the visit even memorable

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be ready to appreciate the original architecture and structures of the accommodations compared to a brand name hotel. Breakfast may not be what youíre used to but itís a regional one. Enjoy it. Walk around the areas rather than use taxis. Try the local dishes. Try using the odd Italian word now and then. Itís ok to say good morning/evening to people you meet.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. The family run / local hotels benefited. The transfer company would have benefited. The transfer vehicles were very quiet and possibly because they were green? The personal tours by the guides on foot helped to reduce the environment impact

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Memorable. Excellent. Giovanna did a fantastic job choosing the right hotels and planning the tour from start to finish. The transfers were without problems and we were informed if the driver would be a little late. The hotels were great choices. The tour guides were knowledgeable and passionate about their location. I would definitely recommend this tour and this company to family and friends. It is worth 5* and more. Thank you Giovanna

review 13 Oct 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Without much advance notice, Giovanna Consonni worked with the staff at the restaurant (near Rapalano Terme) to prepare an outstanding anniversary evening! The chef and restaurant staff were superb! An event we will cherish forever!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Personal drivers and small-group tours take away the stress of driving in a new country and learning a new language. Using local trains reduces cost and is environmentally friendly.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The benefits were largely due to the efforts of local Italians to provide enjoyable experiences using local resources and practicing responsible use of resources.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We are seasoned travelers. We have traveled to Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, France, UK, Switzerland, Turkey and Tahiti. The personal touch of Giovanna and the friendliness of the local people we met made this a truly unique and outstanding vacation!

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Dan and Sandra, thank you for your comments about your vacation in Italy. It was so nice planning this vacation together and I am glad that your travel experience was up to your expectations. When I started to design your itinerary I thought about what I would like to see and do myself and in the end you visited both famous places and lesser known ones really traveling like a local. Great credit goes to my suppliers, I invest a lot of care into building a relationship with drivers, hotel staff and guides, because they are the ones who make a difference to our guests as you could experience directly. It was a real pleasure having you here and you will always be welcome to my beautiful Country. A presto! Giovanna

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