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Wanted: Escorted Tour of Italy Review, please

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Edmonton, Canada
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Wanted: Escorted Tour of Italy Review, please

My sister and I want to travel to Italy this September and are trying to find a good, quality, affordable escorted tour company that will take us to Rome, Florence, Sorrento, and Pompei in about 12 days. Checked a lot of websites, found Gate1 and Trafalgar and Travel Department companies but cannot find any recent reviews. How are the hotels, was food included, were the sights rushed, where was your favorite place, what was the tour guide like... so many questions! So, if you have been on an escorted tour to Italy in the last year, will you recommend your tour company and travel experience and what should we run screaming from? LOL Look forward to hearing from you... and, as always, thanks to all you fellow tripadvisors!

We keep wondering.... so we keep traveling along!

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I am not sure if this response is too late, but I recommend Gate1 travel to everyone I know. I have been on two trips now with them, once to Greece and once to Spain, France and Italy on a cruise. You would be hard pressed to find an agency that provides better quality and service. For the Greece trip we were on an escorted tour and I have to say that the tour guide was phenomenal she was from Greece and was very knowledgeable. They took care of all hotels that we stayed in and most meals so it was very relaxing. We saw so much more because we had a local guide taking us around.

As for the Spain France and Italy tour, gate 1 made my husband, who hates to go anywhere, a world traveler. We took a cruise that dropped us off at all the most important ports. We saw Pisa, Pompeii and Rome and because everything was taken care of for us, we just relaxed and had a great time sightseeing.

The trip did seem a little rushed but that was because we chose to see Spain, France and Italy all in ten days. I believe you would be totally fine if you were to see only Italy. As for Hotels, dining etc. there is no need to worry gate 1 takes care of everything for you. You would be in excellent hands if you were to choose gate 1.

Oh\ and one last (most important) thing, the price! You cannot beat gate1's prices. We booked the entire Spain, France Italy trip for two for about $4000. Good Luck!

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2. Re: Wanted: Escorted Tour of Italy Review, please

I have taken my students to Italy 17 times . To be honest avoid tour companies. By doing so you will see more for much less. Food will be better. cicero106@gmail.com

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