I just finished up a 15-day virtual trip to Slovenia. The trip was organized by Chris at the Chocolate Suitcase website and featured Sašo, Tina, and Ervin who work together at Private Guide Slovenia. The first two guides were featured on Rick Steves' 2010 TV episode on Slovenia. The cost of the experience was $75.
I was very pleased with the virtual tour, which included 15 days of content. The content for four days consisted of a one-hour live session (2 tours of sites, 1 wine tasting, and 1 discussion hour). The content for other days consisted of a daily 12-15 minute video that included hikes, sites, and people of Slovenia. The quality of the videos was quite good. The guides oozed warmth while providing a lot of good information and were certainly able to make the experience feel personal despite the distance created by computer screens. It was nice to get a daily dose of European travel from Europeans. Plus, the knowledge of helping private guides during the pandemic was a very nice feeling.
I enjoyed the experience so much, I am signing up for the upcoming virtual pilgrimage through the South of France with a different guide, even though I'm not that interested in the South of France. Sašo, Tina, and Irwin will be doing a virtual trip through Croatia in May. I'll sign up for that, too.