I have been waiting for the tour dates to be posted as I was thinking about the possibility of doing the Sicily tour after my transatlantic cruise next spring. There's a month's gap between the end of the off season tours and the start of the "on" season tours. Does anyone recall if that is how they were normally scheduled? Of course the date I require falls right in the gap.
At least that's one option off the table as I'm having a heck of a time settling on a definitive plan.