The Now Journey Puglia Adventure was an amazing trip that created memories of a lifetime. The Puglia region is filled with beautiful vistas, great food and warm, welcoming people. From the villa in Polignano a Mare to the caves of Matera everything was first class. The villa was on a beautiful property overlooking the sea and we had our own private chef who prepared delectable meals. We stopped on our way to Matera to visit the extraordinary Trulli houses of Alberobelo. Our cave hotel in Matera was absolutely fabulous with a huge hot tub in the bathroom. Lecce, the final stop, was a charming town with beautiful streets, flowers and architecture. The dining experiences were unforgettable with delightful local cuisine and breathtaking atmosphere, Our tour captain was excellent and made our trip stress free. Don;t miss exploring this magnificent area of Italy with Now Journey!
By Georgia B for Georgia Brown May 2023 PUGLIA ADVENTURE on May 28, 2023
NOW JOURNEY is 5 STAR PLUS EXPERIENCE, and exactly what we were looking for!! My wife and I are just back from a two week May tour of Italy through Bellagio, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Cortona, Rome, and Pompei, to Sorrento. It was our first time in Italy, and we really wanted to become immersed in its magnificent culture, people, scenery, and history. Even if you are fluent in Italian, it would be extremely difficult to plan and execute the logistics of a trip like this without Now Journey. They made it easy, and we felt totally safe and pampered the entire time. We actually feel sorry for those travelers who try to tour Italy by cruise ship, because they have missed the vast majority of the Italian experience. We enjoyed spending at least two nights in 5 star hotels in each locality. Each hotel, restaurant, and Italian guide had already been vetted in advance, so we never had a bad experience. We never waited in an attraction line in Italy thanks to Now Journey, because they had already bought the tickets. “SKIP THE LINES” makes a huge difference! We are so appreciative of our professional Now Journey tour guide KENT ROGERS! He had travelled Italy many times before, and worked hard to insure each of our group had a maximally wonderful experience. Kent made all the difference, being extremely gregarious, kind, and supportive. Kent was already personally acquainted with almost all the owners of hotels, restaurants, tour guides, and transportation companies who embraced him with genuine affection and friendship. As such, we received 10 star attention from them. I’m not going to detail every Italian attraction we experience we had, but what I would like to point out why this company is so valuable to the traveler. You get to go through all the usual major highlights of each locality, plus there is a planned amount of flexible time for you to persue your individual interests. Some of our group were able to attend cooking classes. We are art history fanatics, so we were able to spend extra time in the Academia Gallery in Venice, the Uffizi Museum in Florence, and the Borghese Museum in Rome. A Venice boat trip to Murano allowed us to tour the highest quality glass blowing facility in the world.. An exceptionally treasured experience was attending a Sunday Mass at the Ciesa Santa Margherita in Cortona Tuscany. Surprise wine and cheese parties at magnificent vistas throughout Italy created many romantic memories of happiness. Words cannot describe the spectacular beauty of the Italian scenery, the delectable cuisine, nor the warmth of the Italian citizens we encountered. We travelled in early May, so I can provide a few tips to those who might be going at that time. Dress warmly, dress for rain, and learn some basic conversational Italian. You will be glad you did. I’m so glad we chose Now Journey, and we are already planning our next vacation to another country next year with them. THANK YOU NOW JOURNEY! One final tip involves how to circumvent the difficulty most international travelers have in obtaining the very valuable GLOBAL ENTRY card which makes return through US Customs a breeze. Go to You will be glad you did! Neil and Renee Boland
By Neil B for Boland May 2023 Italy's Great Cities 14D - LC-S on May 23, 2023
Best trip ever. Pascal,our tour leader, was great, creative, engaged and fun…right from the start. The accommodations at every venue were beyond our best expectations, and the meals were outstanding with wonderful breakfasts at each stop. The tours were great, but the schedule was open enough for shopping, ATV’ing, dining and whatever we wanted. Pascal was of great assistance. Can’t think of a better way to travel. The Story legacy lives on. Thx.
By Jeffrey D for Dorman May 2023 Greece & Italy's Amalfi Coast on May 22, 2023