I had no idea what we were really signing up for. I have been on tours in Turkey and Israel before, and but they were very heavily scheduled. While those were a lot of fun, and very informative, my wife and I were looking for something a bit different. To start with, our tour guide Alfio was absolutely fantastic. Funny, caring, detailed. I left my backpack with my laptop on a vaporetto as we were leaving Venice, and Aflio did the impossible by arranging to get it back to me. The local guides were amazingly capitivating, and Alfio was a fount of useful tips, historical lore, and was a tremendous resource. He directed us to great restaurants, and got us the very, very best gelato I have ever had in my life. The people on the tour for the most part were outstanding as well.
This was a trip of a life time. Thanks Alfio!