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Average 1. Disappointing 0. Terrible 1. Thank you, Peregrine. What a fabulous adventure in a land of beauty. Details Value 5. Just completed this morning when our private bus dropped us all off at Verona Train Station. Sad to say goodbye to our fellow tourists and our excellent guide Roberta. First tour of the year, the weather included a few grey days, but we scored big when the sky cleared and the stunning scenery of the region reached its full potential.
The jackpot was the crystal clear day when we crossed the Maloja Pass to St Moritz, walked to the glacier at Morteratsch, threw a few balls of crisp, new-fallen snow, and took the Bernina Express back over the border to Tirano. OMG, the scenery was incredible! The steep mountains, picturesque villages and blue waters of Lakes Como and Garda were thrilling to the eye as well.
We dined at lakefront restaurants, explored historic villas, walked along woodland paths under fresh spring leaves to glorious outlooks, touched mediaeval walls, drank fresh spring water and local wine, and learnt about the food, the customs, the history and the wildlife of the area. We were lucky with the other tourists. We all got along well, and as the tour progressed, the lunches and dinners became less reserved and more fun.
We laughed a lot and enjoyed each others' company. Our guide, Roberta, was superb. She kept her eye on the ball, and our comfort and convenience was her first thought. When things went wrong - rain on a mountain track, a local bus timetable change, she was able to arrange alternate activities. Her humour, her knowledge, and above all her open, thoughtful heart made this a five star trip.
She really cared. She worried a little over her English, but honestly, it was fine. The occasional mispronunciation - talking about a wildlife program that reintroduced "beers" to the forest, for instance - was charming more than confusing. The hotels were excellent. Big rooms, filling breakfasts, astounding views from the lakeside balconies, hotels with character and charm.
The private buses were mostly spacious and comfortable. One mountain road demanded a smaller vehicle, but who am I to complain when the sixteen tourists, guide and driver occupied an eighteen-seater bus? The drivers were skilled on the often tight roads, in fact, we often applauded their abilities.
We also walked, but it was a walking tour, after all, and the pace was never overly fast, the paths never too steep, the distances never too long for we middle-aged and senior travellers. We also got to see a great many sights denied to those depending on cars and buses and trains. My only real complaint was that it was too short.
I guess that means I'll be back for another tour. Great itinerary with brilliant guide! Details Value 4. Had a Turkey tasting tour in August with Peregrine. Great itinerary, brilliant guide. Good accommodation mostly. The experience with a small group of people who are now friends was amazing. Operator Peregrine Adventures Company Reviews. Wonderful trip.
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The trip was absolutely wonderful and gave us the opportunity to explore many different towns and aspects of urban and rural Cuba in such a short time period. Natalia was an amazing guide; she was incredibly knowledgable and most importantly passionate about Cuba and wanted to share her love for the country. Natalia in particular went above and beyond what was required and helped us all to organize anything following the conclusion of the trip and made herself available over the coming days should we need assistance!
The combining of Intrepid and Peregrine tour groups was the only downside- most of those who booked through Peregrine were much older and would have benefited from a smaller group size- despite the guides best efforts to involve everyone and provide diverse options of activities even get some to hear! Tour Cuba Highlights. Perfect 'first timer' itinerary. In addition to all of the usual highlights walking tour of Rome, boat trip in Venice, trip to see the leaning tower of Pisa, time to hike at Cinque Terre we did a lot of unique activities as well.
Some of our favorites included a pesto making class and a wine and food tasting at a local enoteca we were full for weeks! Our leader Florian was wonderful and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. We both loved it and would travel with Peregrine again in a heartbeat! This trip is a public transport trip, so make sure to pack light, as you will need to carry your own bags through train stations, etc.
Tour Secrets of Italy. Peregrine Tours are fantastic. We used them in Egypt. It was worth every cent. I've never been happier with a tour company and the lovely local guide they chose for us. It was an amazing experience. An unforgettable experience. Thank you Peregrine. Accomodations Comfortable hotel 7 nights Guides All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. Operated by : Peregrine Adventures View Profile.
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Beyond the Dolomites
Karinne Mota. Traveled Mar Unforgettable 12 days exploring around Italy with some amazimg people!! So many beautiful sights to see around Italy and this is the perfect trip to see it all in less than two weeks. Matthew Brinicombe. Packed full of exciting places to explore! Amazing trip with a lot to see and do!
Full on trip where you have about 2 days per location to explore all of the sights which is just enough time to see all of the main attractions but can leave you wanting more of some of the larger cities! Only thing I found was that some of the optional extra meals were a bit of a letdown and found that exploring and finding your own meal sometimes give you more of a better understanding of Italian Cuisine.
Janvi Darshan Shah. Fantastic Trip with great management! COuld have been cheaper.
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Found the add-ons a tad bit expensive. Traveled Feb Best trip. Cerrie was an amazing tour manager! This trip was so well organised and I was able to learn a lot about each place we visited. I chose the no regrets optionals and all of them lived up to the hype except the night club in Florence. I loved travelling in winter because you were able to see many of the places with no crowds. Would definitely recommend Simply Italy for those who want to see one country in depth!
Traveled Jan In terms of value for money, this trip was excellent. I only wish we could have stayed in Florence for a little longer. Dale Sheppard. Trip Manager Cerrie is Amazing! Mostly the added extras were amazing. Most of the food extras were amazing. I also loved the boat trip on Lake Guarda, it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, so worth it. The Barano trip and the nightclub were the only bad add ons.
The experience of boating over and the social atmosphere made the Burano trip fun and worth it, however the food was terrible. The night club was only Contiki people and was generally boring. The trip was very expensive at face value. Considering what we got to do, and the overall experience, it is so unbelievably worth it!! Maria Lawler. This such as gondola rides and visiting the Colosseum and Pompeii were add-ons. Other thing such as seeing the Last Supper or David had to be organized by the traveler during their free time.
Tara Chapman. Best holiday. This trip showed me so much of Italy, more then I wanted to see myself, however I saw so many amazing sites and had so many amazing experiences. Can't travel? Save your deposit for a new trip or gift it to a mate.
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