Places We Have Been

 

Northern Italy

What a fantastic trip and the most beautiful weather, scenery and comradery. We began our Italy adventure with an overnight on the Islands of Venice and were treated to a beautiful and memorable gondola ride as a group, 3 gondolas total, with an excellent singer accompanying us. We transferred to Bellagio which is known as the Pearl of Lake Como. Many say it is the most beautiful town in Europe and we didn’t disagree. We took a side trip to the beautiful village of Varenna. After 2 nights in a 5-star deluxe hotel we moved on to Stresa. We traveled along the coast of scenic Lake Como on our way to the coast of Lake Maggiore. We spent 2 nights touring and traveling by boat to the Isola Del Pescatori and Isola Bella. After two relaxing days there we traveled to Milan enjoying the Cathedral and mystique of this great city. On our way to Cinque Terra, we stopped for a wine tasting tour and much to our surprise the owner was from Madison, WI. We were his first Wisconsin group to visit is fine winery.  Moving on after a delightful stop we checked into our hotel in La Spezia on the outskirts of the Five Fishing Villages known as Cinque Terra.  Only pictures can describe the villages as you can see in pictures to the right.

 

 


Previous Trips

Rhine River Cruise August 2016 We traveled to Amsterdam and Volendam the into Germany and made port stops in Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mannheim and Speyer . We continued into France with a stop in Strasburg, ending our cruise in Basel, Switzerland.
Southern Ireland
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May 2016  (We visited Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, Blarney Castle, traveled the Ring of Kerry, stopped at Burren and walked the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, traveled to Connemara, Galway via Clonmachoise and ended with a couple of days in Dublin.)  
Southern Spain
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October 2015 (The highlights of our Spain trip included Madrid, Toledo, Cordova, Seville, Gibraltar, Ronda (the Bull Fighting Capital of the world), Granada and the Alhambra and Malaga and the beauty of the Costa Del Sol. Five travelers took an extended trip to Barcelona. )
Southern Italy
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April 2015 (Assisi, Siena, Perugia, Tivoli Gardens, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri and Blue Grotto, Pompeii and Rome)
Danube River Cruise/Prague
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Vienna, Budapest, Melk, Bratislava, Szentendre, Esztergom, Prague
Provence
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September 2013 (French Riviera, Provence, Paris)
Greece
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April 2014 (Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini, Crete and Kusadasi, Turkey) 
Alaska
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August 2013 (Seward, Anchorage, Denali, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan & Inside Passage)
England Tour
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August 2013 (Cotswold Region, Bath, Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, Strafford Upon Avon, Runnymede, Oxford, Hampton Court, London)
Tuscany Tour
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September 2012 (Lucca, Carrara, Colonnata, Pisa, Viareggio, Florence, Siena, Volterra & Rome)
Alaska
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June 2012 (inside passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Ice Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Denali National Park)
Italy
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April 2012 (Rome, Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Venice)
France
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September 2011 (Paris, Versailles, The Lourvre, Geverny (Monet’s Home and Gardens), Loire Valley Castle Tour, Mumm Champagne House, Reims Cathedral and Menet & Chandon Champage Cellars.)
Greece
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March 2011 (Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Islands of Hydra, Egina, Poror, Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini, Crete and Kusadasi, Turkey)
Southern Spain February 2011 (Madrid, Seville, Gibraltar, Malaga, Ronda, Mijas, Cordoba, Granada)
Scotland/Wales March 2010 (Edinburgh, Chester England, Cardiff)
Italy April 2010 (Rome-Pompei-Assisi)
Ireland July 2009 (Dublin, Sligo)
Mexico March 2009 (Mexico City, Cuernavaca)
Italy March 2009 Siena- Pisa-Perugia
France January 2008 (Chartres, Loire Valley tour, Paris, etc.)
Switzerland January 2007 (Basel, Zurich, Lucerne, Mt. Palatus)
England February 2006 (Cantebury, London, Cliffs of Dover)


What People Are Saying About Us

"I have told several people already (about the trip). Would only travel with you as a tour. Very pleased about how you cared for each one of us." (Jean Brignone-Tuscany Trip)

 

"Your flexibility and response to the group at large was very impressive!" (Robin Speidel-Tuscany trip)

"Fun, fun, fun! Great action. Well organized. Good ‘group control”. Sense of humor helped. Excellent trip with very little wait time. Great selection of tour sites and activities (and wine tasting)." (Mary Jo Keating-Tuscany Trip) 

 

"Wayne & Valerie were always responsive. We appreciated their daily visits to ‘check-up’ and address concerns. They did not ‘hover’ and were the perfect hosts. Loved their sense of humor. Both were the best ever. I’d love to adopt M.J. (our guide)." (Gloria Peterson-Alaska trip)