We are locals, and we have developed this itinerary so that you get a full immersive experience. We have taken into consideration all aspects of you vacation, from what to eat to how much time is spent driving, how many activities we enjoy per day, to your comfort and safety.
Our goal is for you to experience as much of the local culture as possible without having to think about any of the logistics along the way. This is why this particular tour includes TWO Bi-Lingual Tour Directors who are available for the group at all times. This allows us to set the pace for those seeking more adventure and for those seeking to sit back and relax at the same time.
Dante and I are part of the “Sandwich Generation”. We have a young daughter and aging parents. Over the years, our parents and their friends have traveled with us throughout Italy, Austria, Croatia, Germany, and Slovenia, and we have had to learn to adapt our way of traveling to their way of traveling.
We have learned that you don’t need to do it all in one day!
We have learned that older people don’t (necessarily) need 3 huge meals per day!
We have learned that sitting in a piazza people watching IS an activity!
We have learned that having some time planned in to just put your feet up can make the difference between an enjoyable vacation and work!
We have learned that life isn’t about rushing around. Taking some time to slow down and take in your surroundings creates lifelong memories!
We created our “Senior Tour” after doing a web search, and seeing that there aren’t many tours out there that let people just slow down. We have carefully planned this tour so that we see all of the biggest highlights, but this tour is about quality, not quantity, of sites we visit.
We purposefully didn’t plan in all of the meals so that you don’t feel forced to eat a meal just because you paid for it, or because it’s “what the group is doing”. During your free time, your Tour Directors will both be available to join you while you are out and about, or, if you prefer to have some free time to yourself, there won’t be any pressure on our part to join the group.
Meet your Tour Directors after clearing customs at Venice Airport.
**We are happy to collect you from the train station or cruise ship. Please send us your travel details so that we can plan your pick up.