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Disabled traveler

Hello, does anyone out there know of a travel agency that includes a specialty in designing tours for travelers who need a wheelchair? My husband and I want to go to Rome (1st-and probably only-time) for my 50th birthday. Thanks for your advice!

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My wife and I have traveled the last three years with her unable to walk but a few steps. She has a Luggie power scooter with a lithium battery that runs farther and faster than I can walk. We went to Europe 2x in the last year, to Las Vegas and 3 national parks.

The scooter weighs 48 lbs., folds up and can get it into and out of cars. She rides it through the airports and all the way to the door of the airplane. The airline gate checks it and brings it back to the airplane door for her to ride out of the airport. Since she can walk a little, we can get her on and off public transportation easy enough. We've never required any assistance from porters, etc.

We try to stay in hotels with elevators now--where we used to stay in B&B's that were often upstairs.
We try to travel to cities that have somewhat of handicapped facilities--like elevators in their subways, etc.
We take more taxi's now than in the past too.

It all depends on your husband's limitations. He perhaps may need a tourguide with a car to get him all around Rome. He should be able to get around most of the popular tourist sights without tpo rough of a ride on the cobblestones.

We did meet our match in Venice in June, but we stayed just feet from the train station. My granddaughter and I hiked all over Venice, but my wife had to stay back in an apartment. But she's been there before so she knew what we were seeing.