1 month in Tuscany/Umbria

Città della Pieve

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May 4 - Jun 1, 2019
Group size: 1 - 16
1 month in Tuscany/Umbria
Città della Pieve

Globe Drifters
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$3300
Deposit: $1650
May 4 - Jun 1, 2019
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Tuscany conjures up dreams of what life would be like at a slower pace; where you can soak in the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Go to the local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through the narrow passageways of medieval villages dating from the 14th century that few tourists get to see and that dot the countryside by the hundreds. Head back to your 18th century luxury villa by foot or bike as you pass olive groves and truffle fields just in time for an amazing Tuscan sunset. Tuscany is that dream vacation that you never got around to doing but now is your chance!

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A pretty deep dive into several diverse locales in western Cuba, travelling in a small group on a good 24 passenger Chinese built mini bus with a fabulous, knowledgeable, intelligent English speaking young guide named Mickel. Staying at B&B's, or Casas Particulares as they are known in Cuba, was OK if you're not expecting a Hilton Motel. Each one had good clean bedding, strong, but oddly inflexible A/C system, a room safe, and was situated in a good location. Plumbing was usually good but water pressure could pose a problem occasionally. , Water is a common problem in the 'worker's paradise' where everyone is equal, as in equally poor. The Cuban Convertible Peso, pegged to the USD rules; the regular peso of the people is dying a slow death. Rather than recommend this trip, I say that it should be MANDATORY for any American who has an unearned gov't entitlement, especially college grads who have Federally insured loans. I have neither but I still am digesting the experience two weeks later. Cuba is at a crossroads; it can stay the course and wind up like Venezuela, or veer toward private ownership, and prosper like China has done. I blew a kiss to the air when I landed home in FLL. Great trip, but I would like to understand why such an inexpensive location (casas were $20-$65 per night) was over $2500. That was the sole reason I gave it only four stars out of five. Terry G.
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While I would travel with Globe Drifters again and do recommend them, it was Mikel, our Cuba tour guide who really made this trip a cultural experience. It is extremely obvious that he has developed relationships with people in order to enhance travelers experience. And, I lost my passport and Mikel went out of his way to attempt to track it down at the airport where I believed it was lost. He did not have to do that and when he couldn’t find it, he stayed with me the entire 3 hours it took to get a new one. In that process, he remained calm and deciphered how to best get me a new passport. If you go to Cuba with an interest in learning about the country, you will have a great time. If you are interested in bringing items to share with people I’d recommend, bars of soap, toilet paper, tampons, baby wipes, and sunscreen.