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A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome

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ChristopherDufek

7 Day Venice Florence Rome

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Travel Date: September 2018

The tour was ok. The group was too large (39 people) to maneuver through these big cities and folks ability to walk and keep up was extremely varied and frustrating. Tauck also advertised first class tickets between cities but was unable to secure enough tickets for the train ride forcing 3 couples to sit in coach despite paying the same amount.

Most Memorable Moment:

The tour of the Colosseum and the Vatican - both were spectacular.

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CarolynKW

A Week in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: September 2018

This was our first Tauck trip and it was fabulous. Our guide was fantastic and made sure everything ran smoothly. Our scheduled events were interesting and first rate. Our guide also gave us lots of recommendations for restaurants and shopping during our free time. We also enjoyed making new friends with other tour participants.

Most Memorable Moment:

Loved the gondola ride in Venice!

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JanGrayzel

Venice, Florence, Rome...wonderful!

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Travel Date: September 2018

Overall, The Tauck trip was terrific. Our tour director gets 5 stars! She was amazing...smart, funny, beautiful and informative! Never let her go. Our individual tour guides in each city were top notch. You fell short in informing us that we needed more Euros to tip servers (cash only!), as we did not know this beforehand.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were two memorable moments...our surprise visit to the American cemetery of the 4100 American soldiers killed in Italy during WWll. It was very emotional and the grounds were beautiful and serene. And of course, visiting the Sistine Chapel was beautiful and awe inspiring. Our tour guide made it an amazing experience.

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JoanneForan

Clicked off items on my bucket list

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Travel Date: September 2018

Every stop was historical-spanning the centuries,food and drink mouthwatering. Venice - beautiful,traditions abound Florence - Artwork everywhere we turned Rome - So much history-Romans to WWII and the present It was the little touches that made the difference our Tauck Director was on to of everything, including arranging for events for our extra days.

Most Memorable Moment:

Unexpected: Visit to the Florence American WWII Cemetery.

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BarbaraCavanagh

Venice, Florence and Rome

 

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Travel Date: September 2018

My husband and I had the most enjoyable time. We loved every part of the trip. Our guide was so efficient and organized from day 1 until we left for the airport on Sunday. She was sweet and friendly. I would definitely book another tour if she was part of it. The art experts that accompanied us in the individual cities were exceptional

Most Memorable Moment:

It would be very difficult for me to name one. Each city had its own personality. The night at the Sistine Chapel was extra special. We also enjoyed the time on our own. Not being scheduled every minute was a plus for us. I was a little disappointed in the hotel rooms (small and no storage) and the breakfasts. Runny eggs and too many carbs.

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RozGolshan

First Class all the way to Italy!

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Travel Date: July 2018

Our trip to Venice, Florence, and Rome was awesome! We stayed in Palaces and we were treated like Royals! First class and royal treatment all the way! I could have swore that our tour guide was not a mudblood. She can make a HUGE Coach bus appear in seconds in those narrow streets of Italy! Stupefacente!!!

Most Memorable Moment:

The most memorable moment was when we were in Sistine Chapel. Our private tour was off hours and we had the Sistine Chapel to ourselves! No waiting in line and no crowds and we were able to take as much picture as we can. Michelangelo's paintings were incredible and breath taking! His work of art is impressive and the details beyond belief!

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RayGonsalves

Magnifico

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Travel Date: July 2018

Just loved it; simply loved it. Our Tour director was amazing. Loved the fact that all the hotels were so close to the main attractions. Special dinner/snack in the Vatican garden court yard after the Sistine Chapel visit was the icing on the cake. Also enjoyed the entertainment at the goodbye dinner in the hotel.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our Tour Director suggested that we go see the Monks at a monastery in Florence who sing the Gregorian Chant during the mass. We saw an old monk suffering from Kyphosis almost to crippled by the disease to walk but he still participated in the mass as he feebly stood up to give his blessing at the communion table. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT MOMENT :)

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Andrea88

Fabulous family trip

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Travel Date: July 2018

We enjoyed every minute of a Week in Venice, Florence & Rome! It was the perfect balance of planned activities & free time. Every detail was thought out & well executed from train travel between cities to avoiding lines at museums to excellent dining experiences. Our guide was the best! Overall an amazing experience that we won't forget.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting the Vatican Museum after hours. Seeing the Sistine Chapel only with our group of 40 people and having dinner on site after the tour. A very close second was the day in Tuscany visiting the winery and having lunch with wine pairings.

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Steve050

Celebrating 40 Years of Marriage Italian Style

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Travel Date: June 2018

For our first time in Italy, Tauck and our tour director did a great job of hitting the highlights of Venice, Florence and Rome in just eight days. The tour was well balanced between guided tours/activities and ample free time on our own, aided by our Tauck Director's great suggestions.

Most Memorable Moment:

Of course the private tour of the Sistine chapel was amazing, but we especially enjoyed our day in Tuscany with the wine luncheon and the surprise stop at the Florence American Cemetery Memorial.....a very moving experience.

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KarenMorris

A great way to see Italy

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Travel Date: June 2018

This is a fast paced, whirlwind trip that lets you get a taste of Italy. Venice, Florence and Rome are beautiful cities with so much history and so much to do and see. The only thing I would suggest is reversing the trip and maybe increasing the time in Rome by at least one day.

Most Memorable Moment:

Two things actually....the day in Tuscany and the private tour of the Vatican were amazing!

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Tom Dills

Thoughts on our Tauck tour – Venice, Florence & Rome

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Travel Date: June 2018

From the time we stepped out of baggage claim at the airport in Venice, to the time we joined the line for check-in at the Rome airport, we were well cared for and had an excellent vacation. Our Tauck Tour Director was amazing, accommodations were excellent. Overall a good mix of organized tour with plenty of free time for exploring.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel was itself worth the price of taking the Tauck tour. To be able to spend 30+ minutes in that space with a group of only 100 people, fully narrated by our guides, was truly a special experience. Capping it off with a buffet dinner on the Vatican grounds was a nice touch.

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ShelleyShuman

Venice Florence ,and Rome....amazing

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Travel Date: June 2018

This was our first Tauck tour and hopefully will not be our last. Every detail was taken care of, it was truly a worry free vacation. The tour guide was exceptional. We were able to see so many beautiful sights and we were given wonderful explanations.

Most Memorable Moment:

We were able to go to the Vatican after hours. We also had dinner there. Friends had told us that they did this with Tauck, but it was absolutely unbelievable.

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pingman6317

First Time with Tauck, First Time in Italy - Not that last for either

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Travel Date: May 2018

This was our first trip to Italy so it was the best possible experience for us. They make sure you see as much as possible but don't go into overload which is easy. They are on top of every detail and go out of there way to make sure everyone is happy. They exceeded my expectations so I will book with them again we are looking at Antarctica next

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many but for me coming into Venice by water taxi from the airport was special, seeing all this history unfold before you as you are on the water was a magic moment and then you arrive at the dock that is at the front door of your hotel and you know this is going to be a great trip

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LizP

Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: May 2018

It was a great trip from day one with a boat ride from the airport to the hotel in Venice to the last night at the Sistine Chapel by our selves and a wonderful guide to bring the art and history to life. The tour guide, Andrea, was fun and always accessible. He was extremely knowledgeable. The special meals and surprises takes it over the top!

Most Memorable Moment:

Too many! The Primavera by Botticelli in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was so beautiful. The Michelin starred wine tasting and lunch was pretty special too. But the Sistine Chapel is something that renders one speechless.

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BVeazey

VENICE FLORENCE ROME

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Travel Date: May 2018

Not for travelers who can't stand 30 min. and lots of uneven walking. This wasn't indicated until we had paid the final amount. Three of us were in a lot of discomfort and guards would not let you lean on railings or sit on benches. Our farewell dinner was excellent, the other meals not good. A $70 dinner should be good. The veal shank was fat.

Most Memorable Moment:

Gondola ride with excellent singer.

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GayCapps

A Week of Pure Joy in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: April 2018

While I had traveled Italy before, my husband had not. I am so glad that Tauck provided the best experience for his first trip. I would rate this trip 5 stars for everything, hotels, meals, cultural experiences and special surprises offered. Everything surpassed our expectations. Riding the high speed, luxury train was a nice treat!

Most Memorable Moment:

It is hard to single out one moment when you are surrounded by history and beauty on a daily basis, but probably the private visit to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel will always rise above the rest.

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Juliet Oroszy

Epic Vacation

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Travel Date: December 2017

This was the first time traveling solo to a different country. The people I met on my tour were very friendly and the excursions we went on in just 8 days were incredible.

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Travel 808

Highlights of Italy Expertly Executed

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Travel Date: December 2017

Excellent itinerary, allowing us to see the most historically significant & magnificent architecture & art in Venice, Florence & Rome. The local tour guides were impressive, providing thoughtful insights regarding the artistic masterpieces, Italy's history & its most famous inhabitants. Tauck's tours of the most popular sites are a great value.

Most Memorable Moment:

Viewing of the Sistine Chapel, in private & without crowds, after hours. Climbing to the top of dome of the Duomo, during our unscheduled time, for a breathtaking view of Florence. Gazing upon Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica & his David in the Accademia Gallery. Walking the streets of Rome, amongst its fantastic fountains & ruins.

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Kimberly Anne Peregrim

Venice,Florence & Rome

 

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Travel Date: November 2017

Amazing! Tauck Tours took care of all the details. All I had to do was show up. Amazing tours. Fabulous hotels. First class trip from start to finish. I will definitely travel with Tauck again.

Most Memorable Moment:

Private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

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Thomas Leaumont

Best trip ever!!!

 

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Travel Date: November 2017

My husband and I had the time of our lives, from the day we arrived in Venice until the day we departed Rome. Our Tauck Director was absolutely incredible, Tauck is first class all the way. The people in our group were acquaintances when we arrived and friends when we departed. The memories will stay with us for a lifetime.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our entire trip was memorable, however our most memorable moment was walking into St Peter's Basilica and the feeling of awe that washes over you!!!! Definitely something we will NEVER forget!!!

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Anayse12

Week in Italy

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Travel Date: September 2017

Amazing trip,loved Florence and Rome the most. Not enough planned activities,too much time on our own. Tauck send us to hotel Hotel Lussishi 3 star hotel instead of were we were supposed to stay Palace Bernini 5 star hotel. Huge let down, Tour Director rude unprofessional. Can't believe Tauck will hire someone like her.

Most Memorable Moment:

Too many to named. Great food, beautiful sites. We had amazing weather. The visit to the Vatican and St.Peters Basilica a dream come true

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smangas

First Trip to Italy

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Travel Date: September 2017

Our trip was a wonderful introduction to Italy. Visiting Venice, Florence and Rome whet our appetites for more. Our Tauck Tour Director was excellent, as were all the local guides. They were very knowledgeable. I loved hearing the "behind the scenes" stories about artists, and about Italian life in general.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after-hours tour of the Sistine Chapel was a once in a lifetime experience. Made the trip worth every penny! Another favorite moment was the Art History lecture in Florence. I can't remember the instructor's name now, but she teaches for Syracuse University for their semester abroad program. I could've listened to her all day.

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Mary Barnes Jenkins

A busy but smoothly organized tour of Italy

 

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Travel Date: September 2017

Tauck provided a rewarding experience in three cities in eight days, ensuring that we saw the cultural and historical highlights in each city. The guides were lively, helpful, and knowledgeable. It took a lot of energy to participate in everything that was offered so I am glad that I had planned my free time activities in advance.

Most Memorable Moment:

We stopped at the Florence American Memorial where more than 5,000 American military who died in Italy during World War II are resting or remembered. They were all very young, and I am grateful that Italy cares for them so beautifully.

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koutamara5

Venice, Florence, Rome

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Travel Date: September 2017

Our trip was fantastic. We had an excellent guide. He was always on top of everything. Great personality and very patient. The included meals were always very good. We enjoyed the free time that we had. Even though our group was very large, this was handled well with the splitting at appropriate times.

Most Memorable Moment:

The evening we had in the Sistine Chapel. We had seen it before, with huge crowds and not much time. That evening was very special.

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Tom Lichtenwalter

Giorgio

 

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Travel Date: August 2017

This was our 52nd Anniversary and Giorgio made every second of it perfect. He made sure that every planned tour was organized down to the smallest detail. On the times we were to be on our own, he was extremely helpful in guiding us to the best sites to see and place to eat....he was this way with every couple on the tour. He is the Best!

Most Memorable Moment:

The entire Vatican

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JerryZ

Venice,Florence, & Rome

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Travel Date: July 2017

Tauck made our vacation stress free, from the time we booked our trip until the time we returned home. Our tour guide did an outstanding job. He was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and was very personable. The hotels and meals Tauck included in the tour were excellent. We would definitely travel with Tauck again!

Most Memorable Moment:

Our most memorable moment was the tour at the Vatican, including the nighttime visit to the Sistine Chapel. However, other memorable moments included the gondola ride in Venice, the Coliseum tour in Rome, and an unscheduled stop at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial en route to the Tuscan countryside.

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Parlamentija

Italy, it's all about family

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Travel Date: July 2017

Out tour totally exceeded all our expectations as a family! Thank you to our tour director and Tauck for making this a family vacation of a lifetime.

Most Memorable Moment:

Touring the Sistine Chapel after hours.

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Sen HoAstri

a week in Venice, Florence and Rome -july 2 -9

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Travel Date: July 2017

Superb! Wow! Oustanding! A very memorable vacation, one of the best for me and my husband. The daily activities throughout the trip were planned perfectly. The hotels were beautiful and elegant ,the meals were exquisite and the activities especially the museum visits were huge highlights of the trip. Hats off to you Tauck, Grazia mille!

Most Memorable Moment:

Loved the Vatican City visit after hours , I was in awe looking at the Sistine chapel ceiling. The visit to the American soldiers cemetery in Florence was a humble and emotional ecperirnce. The Tuscany vineyard trip followed by an exquisite lunch.

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Dorothy131

A fast paced week!

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Travel Date: June 2017

This tour is a great way to see the highlights of Venice, Florence, and Rome. The guides who were hired were, for the most part, excellent. Our guide in Florence was a bit monotone and therefore, we found it difficult to pay attention. The hotel rooms were a huge disappointment and will make it difficult to travel with Tauck again.

Most Memorable Moment:

The private tour of the Vatican was worth making the trip.

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DBratti

What a great trip!

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Travel Date: June 2017

Been to Italy many times but not with a guided, first class tour. Learned more in 8 days than I have in all my years travelling there. Was the first visit for my daughter and it was perfect for a first-timer: director and local guides were amazing. Also loved not having to worry about a thing. Everything is taken care of for you which is great.

Most Memorable Moment:

I can't possibly pick only one moment -there were too many good ones. I had the most fun wandering the cities when we had free time and finding incredible shops, restaurants, and gelato! Also, the 34 new friends (and tour director) I made will remain in my heart forever.

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Wynn

Fabulous trip!

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Travel Date: May 2017

This trip was amazing! This was our 11th Tauck Tour and Tauck continues to live up to their great reputation as a well organized and caring tour company. We traveled with a first timer and she was so impressed by Tauck's attention to detail and making sure we didn't have to worry about anything.

Most Memorable Moment:

The private evening at the Sistine Chapel was amazing-a dream of a lifetime. The entire tour was filled with great memories-the Uffizzi Gallery and David were also fantastic.

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BillHolman

Molto bene!

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Travel Date: May 2017

Overall we thought this was one of our best trips ever. Some things were not perfect, but it was not under your control. - We couldn't take the water taxi from the airport due to a boat race - The weather was much hotter than average - The air conditioning was broken when we went to see "David" You always did your best to rectify/improve.

Most Memorable Moment:

The After hours Sistine chapel tour.

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PPic

A Week in Venice, Florence, Rome

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Travel Date: May 2017

Our trip was great. First time we went on a group travel. We enjoyed every minute. We were taken to the major sights and had plenty free time on our own to explore. I would definitely recommend Tauck every thing was first class. Our tour director was awesome what more can I say.

Most Memorable Moment:

The night tour of the Vatacan was great. No lines and no crowds.

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edgarvail

Phenominal experience.

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Travel Date: May 2017

This was the best trip we have ever taken. Every detail was covered by our fantastic Tour Director and all the city guides. Fabulous hotels too. This will be the first of many Tauck trips for us.

Most Memorable Moment:

Being able to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with only the 38 other tour members and our guide. Unbelievable.

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Tina M

Best of the best in Italy!

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Travel Date: May 2017

It was my first time traveling with Tauck (My husband, too) and we had the time of our lives. First class everything! I'm not sure I could ever go back to planning my own vacations. Tauck (and our guide) took all the worries out of international travel. I can't wait for our next trip!

Most Memorable Moment:

It would be impossible to narrow down to one thing, but the gondola ride in Venice will be forever remembered!

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CTPage

Wow what a trip!

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Travel Date: May 2017

Venice, Florence and Rome was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, the hotels were 5 star, our tour guide was the best and the restaurants were fantastic! Our excursions to the sites were with knowledgeable local guides, and we never stood in line. While we stayed busy there was also plenty of free time to shop, eat or visit other sites

Most Memorable Moment:

Walking into the colosseum on the ground floor, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

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paylady

Everything I Expected and More!

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Travel Date: March 2017

We had visited each city previously, while cruising, but wanted a more in depth experience this time. Tauck had the best hotel locations for time on our own compared to any other tour operators I researched. This proved to be an excellent choice for us. Everything was wonderful about this trip from the tour director to the entire itinerary!

Most Memorable Moment:

Walking through the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with just our group and no one else! The guards gave us as much time as we wanted in the Sistine Chapel. What a treat compared to the two previous times we visited with the other cattle call of people.

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Emil

Spouse most impressed and the pressure is on for another one

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Travel Date: March 2017

Extremely smooth tour run by our Tour Director. Well-paced program with measured sightseeing led by knowledgeable local guides with a great sense of humor, lots of free time for exquisite shopping, great choice of quality restaurants, centrally located 5 star hotels. Unbelievable weather for this time of the year - March 12.

Most Memorable Moment:

For my wife - the museums with the narrative of the local guides; the wonderful shopping in Venice and Florence and the walk through the Vatican museum in the afterhours. For me, along with the above, the food in the restaurants, especially the one in the Tuscan countryside, where we had wine-tasting with gourmet menu lunch. Top-notch in every way!

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AliceFiedler

My first adventure in Italy

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Travel Date: November 2016

This trip was my initial introduction to the most beautiful country of Italy. I especially liked the use of the high speed train to Florence and Rome. Saved lots of time to enjoy the new cities. We had an amazing tour director who answered every question and referred us to amazing sites only a seasoned director would be familiar with.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visit to the Sistine Chapel at night.

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traceysl

Trip of a Lifetime

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Travel Date: October 2016

As an art major in college, I fell in love with the genius of Michelangelo. I have always longed to see his works. Venice, Florence, Tuscany and Rome have always been on my bucket list. This trip was immensely satisfying on all fronts. Our tour director was terrific; the accommodations were all top notch.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the Sistine Chapel with our wonderful guide

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Iznik

October 2016 Trip

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Travel Date: October 2016

The itinerary for this tour could not be better. We got a great overview of these three amazing cities through the planned excursions, and were able to squeeze in many other sites during our ample downtime. Kudos to Tauck for saving us hours of time in lines and picking consistently great local guides to accompany us.

Most Memorable Moment:

The nighttime tour of the Vatican Museums. Having the Sistine Chapel to ourselves -- just two Tauck groups and a few security grounds -- was an awesome experience. And the local guide was the perfect companion to have in this treasure house -- equal parts hilarious, warm and insightful.

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Stephanie Ottavi

Week in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: October 2016

Wonderful Trip! Beautiful accommodations, well planned tour events and excellent guides. The ease of travel and transition from city to city enhanced our experience. Excited to travel with Tauck again in the future!

Most Memorable Moment:

Too many to say just one! Gondola ride, viewing the 'David', winery visit and after hours tour of the Vatican museums were all amazing!

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Loren Gordon

The BIG 3 of ITALY!

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Travel Date: September 2016

We travelled from Venice to Florence and finally Rome. Each city we explored in depth with a guide and then had free time to explore on our own. Suggestions were made for ways to spend our time.

Most Memorable Moment:

My most memorable moment was the tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. Our guide was very engaging and we learned a lot.

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fitmom

Amazing!! A Week In Venice, Florence & Rome

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Travel Date: September 2016

I cannot speak highly enough of this trip and Tauck. It was a wonderful experience. Everything is top notch and you do not have to worry about anything!!! Our tour guide Andrea was simply awesome. He saw to everything. This was our first time in Italy and our first time on a Tauck tour... we will be doing both again soon!!!

Most Memorable Moment:

The Sistene Chapel... Words cannot describe...

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mjfrost

Fantastico

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Travel Date: September 2016

My title of review says it all Fantastic! This was our first trip with Tauck and first trip to Italy. It was all to us just wonderful. But I believe what made it extra special was our Tour Director and host, [Employee Name]. Venice,Florence,Rome were all wonderful, it was amazing for us. Bravo Tauck.

Most Memorable Moment:

It was all very memorable. We were fortunate to have the musicians on the Gondola ride, that was wonderful. Of course seeing David, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel at night. The amazing meal at the winery in Tuscany. All the wonderful food, even the water taxi rides were fun! Everything was memorable. Great restaurants recommended by our tour guide

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Samrossi

Great sampling of Italy!

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Travel Date: August 2016

This was the second trip my husband, son, and I have taken with Tauck. Our other trip took place over 15 years ago. We would not consider using any other company. This trip gave us the most concise overview of Venice, Florence and Rome with a few surprises, but left us thirsting for more knowledge and the desire to return.

Most Memorable Moment:

My most memorable moment was seeing the Roman ruins. It enabled me to visualize how Rome may have once looked unlike any book or film. Now when I read about Ancient Rome, I have a reference point. My husband loved the musicians at the final dinner, reminding him of songs from his childhood. Our son loved the artwork and sculptures.

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Nancy Moore Yaskowski

Venice, Florence, Rome

 

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Travel Date: August 2016

We had a great trip. We saw loads of art that we could not have seen any where else. All meals were tasty and wonderful. We walked a lot, and climbed many, many steps which helped to work off the delicious wine we drank. We met a lot of nice people who travelled with us, including local guides and our trip director.

Most Memorable Moment:

I am not sure that we had just one. We enjoyed Venice the most, and then Florence and Rome. The Sistine Chapel is something we will never forget.

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LNEUVILLE

A Short View of Italy

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Travel Date: July 2016

I have made many trips to Italy, but for my granddaughter who was a first time traveler this was a good introduction to this fabulous country. Our tour leader was a good fit for both adults and teenagers. The activities were varied, and there was enough free time to explore on our own.

Most Memorable Moment:

The art lecture in Florence was a great background for the masterpieces we would see there.The professor was funny, articulate and informative.

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Anitasa

This trip sold us on Tauck...impeccable!!

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Travel Date: June 2016

We loved this trip. Our tour guide brought the whole experience to life for us. We especially valued the private tour of the Sistene Chapel.

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Jason Waltman

A walk through history

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Travel Date: June 2016

This tour felt like a graduate level art history seminar taken with a group of your best friends. At each stop knowledgable local guides provided us with insightful, informative and fun lectures regarding the antiquities we were seeing. The local guides truly made the three cities come alive. I felt as if a Medici or Michelangelo might join us.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing Michelangelo's "David" in the Academie in Florence took my breath away. Also touring St. Peter's Basillica and the Vatican are memories I will cherish forever.

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jschwope

Great Sightseeing

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Travel Date: June 2016

The hotels in each city were excellent. With the high speed railway you were able to see the countryside. Each city had their own charm. Venice was my favorite for charm. Florence had many shopping chances. Rome was full of history. There was a lot of walking and some places a lot of steps.

Most Memorable Moment:

The gondola ride in Venice.

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DennisBoat

Wonderful Memories

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Travel Date: June 2016

Just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy with stops in Venice, Florence and Rome. We owe a great deal of gratitude to our tour director, for a fun and informative adventure. This was our first time to Italy and the Tauck itinerary gave us the opportunity to learn so much about these historical cities.

Most Memorable Moment:

The splendor of Venice.

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Reeelxn

Magnificent Trip

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Travel Date: June 2016

Magnificent is the word we would use to describe our first experience with Tauck. It was truly a first class experience. We had a marvelous director providing with lots of information and insights into local shopping and eating locations. The private Vatican tour was amazing as were the hotel accommodations.

Most Memorable Moment:

Wow. It is hard to pick just one moment. Venice is unlike any city in the world. Seeing the statue of David in Florence was amazing. The Sistine Chapel, St. Peters and the Coliseum in Rome were breadth taking.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so glad you enjoyed your first journey with Tauck! Seeing the Vatican without the huge crowds is such a marvelous experience. We look forward to having you travel with us again.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Gleni

Wonderful Fantastic Awesome Trip

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Travel Date: May 2016

This trip was beyond our expectations. Venice, Florence and Rome highlighted so much of the beauty of Italy. This was truly a week packed with wonders. Great balance of tours and free time and great food. Fantastic Tour Director made us feel like we had a friend in Italy showing us the beauty of his country. He was really wonderful!

Most Memorable Moment:

Every day was filled with memorable moments but seeing Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell’Accademia and visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and our tour of the Colliseum and the after hours tour of the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel were the memorable highlights for my husband and I.

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maulin

Venice Florence and Rome culturious tour

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Travel Date: May 2016

Overall we enjoyed our trip very much. Well organized , efficient . Few comments 1. too many in the group (36) 2. Director seemed to be stressed out and at times and would react less diplomatically. However she was very efficient in recovering our contents of safe 3.Local guide was not mindful of the large group and we got lost in st. Peters church

Most Memorable Moment:

Lunch at the Antinory winery in Tuscany

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macval

trip to Italy

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Travel Date: May 2016

well run ,guides very knowledgeable

Most Memorable Moment:

seeing the marvelous architecture and engineering

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m2smith

Venice Florence Rome

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Travel Date: April 2016

A very comfortable introduction to Italy's big three. The location (& quality) of each hotel gave us instant access to the star attractions in each city. Steps from St Mark's Square in Venice, only minutes from Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce and the Duomo in Florence and an easy stroll to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Bravissimo!

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours tour to the Vatican Museum and being nearly alone (just our tour and two guards) in the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's masterpieces was surreal.

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Effi

Venice, Florence, Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2016

Fabulous!!! Our tour director was fantastic. It was a pleasure just having to be at a certain location and not have to worry about luggage, purchasing event tickets, making reservations at restaurants, etc. Our Tauck Director handled it all. Our tour guides at the museums were extremely knowledgeable which enhanced our tours.

Most Memorable Moment:

There is so much more than 1 memorable moment. All the art, history, food, etc. All of these made the trip most memorable.

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DanaJ

First Tauck tour

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Travel Date: April 2016

Great trip with only 20 other guests. The weather was better than expected. Pros: Great hotel locations Great local guides High speed train Meals Fair amount of 'free' time allowed us to go to Pisa for the afternoon. Cons: No AC in the Venice hotel Other: Heard complaints about our tour director, but we could not compare (our 1st tour).

Most Memorable Moment:

After hours Sistine Chapel visit was awesome. We were allowed to take a 'few' photos. The day trip to the Chianti winery was also a great experience.

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Pekins

Jim Pekins

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2016

Our trip was outstanding. The Tauck hotels were great. All of the local guides were great and very well versed on their cities and the various sites the took us to. We were very fortunate to have wonderful weather and a great group of 20 other people. Only negative was that our Tauck Director was very disengaged and very disappointing.

Most Memorable Moment:

The day trip to Tuscany winery was our highlight. Private Sistine Chapel tour also very special.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Review. I am glad you enjoyed the trip. Tauck prides itself in having the best tour directors in the business, so I have passed along your comment regarding your Tauck Director to the Manager of our Tauck Directors.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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GeorgiaKZ

5 Star Expectations Met with 2 Star Reality

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Travel Date: April 2016

Too much free time to justify tour cost. Opt for Perillo instead. Airport pickup was late, no A/C in Venice hotel, our Tour Director ([Employee Name]) was lazy, arrogant and provided very little insight into Italy other than where to get the best gelato. Local guides were great and so was the food but we expected so much more all around from Tauck.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Gondola ride in Venice. We were lucky enough to have the singer & musician on our gondola which made it even more special.

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MarciaT

Celebrating 50 Years

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Travel Date: March 2016

I had the joy of traveling with my daughter and her hubby to celebrate her 50th birthday! Everything about it was wonderful from the beautiful accommodations to the gondolas ride on the Grand Canal to seeing the David and Sistine Chapel! Meals were superb...train and bus rides were clean and comfortable! Our guide was fantastic!

Most Memorable Moment:

This was very personal as we traveled the route my mother had taken 47 years earlier. We found and ate at several restaurants where she had eaten and walked through a hotel in which she had stayed! Seeing the famous pieces of art I've only seen in books was absolutely tops! AND, we climbed the 416 steps to the top of the Bell Tower in Florence!!

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Cameo

Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: November 2015

Our trip was better than expected and met even more than our expectations! From our tour guide, to the local tour guides in each city, the delicious meals, the organized travel, and the hotels where we stayed, the only thing to make it even better was to stay longer in each city! It was the perfect vacation!

Most Memorable Moment:

My most memorable moment was the Sistine Chapel, where we were fortunate enough to be only with our tour group for the night tour! Amazing and magnificent! My husband's most memorable moment was seeing "The David," in Florence.

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skl

Awesome Trip

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Travel Date: November 2015

My sister and I booked the Venice,Florence,Rome tour 6 months in advance. Unfortunately, for medical reasons, my sister was unable to go and I elected to go on my own. The itinerary was a perfect blending of scheduled tours and free time. Our Guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Never did I feel I was traveling alone.

Most Memorable Moment:

Without a doubt, the After Hours tour of the Sistine Chapel left our entire group speechless. For me, that was a once in a life time event. Being able to see the magnificent work of Michelangelo with a knowledgeable guide and small group of people was priceless. Tauck exceeded my expectations in this and all areas of the trip.

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sallie504

My first visit to Italy.

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Travel Date: October 2015

I am truly spoiled after having my first glimpse of Italy through Tauck's eyes. Our tour director was amazing, and our local guides were top notch. We had the perfect mix of organized tours and free time. I was traveling with a group of 4 women friends, and we pushed ourselves daily to see as much as we possibly could.

Most Memorable Moment:

It must have been the private, after hours tour of the Vatican. Seeing the Sistine Chapel this way was an unforgettable experience.

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raeradd

Trip of a lifetime!!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2015

We had a fabulous time & many memorable moments! The itinerary was well laid out with enough 'group' time & just enough 'free' time. Our tour director was very knowledgable & always had great 'tidbits' of information to give us. The hotels were definitely 5 stars & we never had to deal with luggage except in the airport!! The food was fabulous.

Most Memorable Moment:

Just visiting such amazing places that are 2,000 years old....like the colosseum. Had a wonderful winery tour in the outskirts of Florence and learned so much about wine making as it really is a science. Also were served a fabulous lunch at the winery, some of the best Italian food I have ever had.

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CLippert

Romanced by Italy

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Travel Date: October 2015

I am always amazed at the disparity of Tauck groups to my observation of other tour groups. From the moment of your greeted arrival to your departure, our treatment was five star. Tauck exclusives are just that, minimal waiting, excellent guides and directors, top notch drivers,best of eating establishments, ease of booking, I can go on and on

Most Memorable Moment:

St. Peter's basilica, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum

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Dancer Amira

Lovely Italy

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Travel Date: October 2015

Wonderful trip. So much to see and do, and the food was fabulous. [Employee Name] is a great tour director....always on the mark with everything she did.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Sistene Chapel.....so breathtaking!!

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Tommy1969

Amazing trip

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Travel Date: October 2015

High expectations for this tour, and Tauck met them. Venice, Florence and Rome - three cities, destinations in themselves, all part of one great trip. Tauck took care of everything: luggage handling, most meals, great local guides. Just 20 couples on our tour and all were nice people. Plenty of time to explore on your own. You should go.

Most Memorable Moment:

Private after-hours tour of the Sistine Chapel.

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Pete_and_JoAnn

Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: September 2015

Great trip! So much to see, and Tauck made it possible. Wonderful hotel locations, entry to the must-see sights in each city, entertaining local guides and a fabulous Tauck tour guide. Bring your athletic shoes because this is an active tour, but get ready to be amazed. It would be hard to duplicate this experience on your own.

Most Memorable Moment:

Hard to choose. Top 3: winery visit and wine-paired meal in Tuscany, private tour of Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, 4-course meal with wines to match in Florence. Honorable mention: the best ever gelateria in Florence recommended by our Tauck guide

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abouldin

A Week in Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2015

This was the best trip I have ever taken! I am a solo traveler and have travel on my own and with Tauck before. The tour, hotels, travel arrangements were outstanding.

Most Memorable Moment:

I loved everything about Venice! We were lucky and had amazing weather. The tour of the winery while we were in Florence.

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PLewis

My trip to Venice, Florence, & Rome - September 2015

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Travel Date: September 2015

This was the first time I had ever traveled outside of the United States. I had a wonderful time. My trip was first rate. I enjoyed everything I saw & participated in on my Italian trip. What I liked was the fact that we did not have to stand in long lines to view attractions. All accommodations were excellent.

Most Memorable Moment:

My most memorable moment was the gondola ride in Venice. In my boat I had an Italian singer with an accordion player. The ride was peaceful, exciting,and very cultural. This was an Italian moment I will never forget.

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Mira

Fantastic vacation!!

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Travel Date: September 2015

This was our very first Tauck tour and it exceeded our expectations!! In large part, this was due to our tour guide. He provided spot-on recommendations for walking tours, restaurants, shopping and where to find the best gelato in each city!! He didn't miss a beat and we loved every minute of our trip.

Most Memorable Moment:

We booked a private car with another couple and saw Rome by night for 90 minutes. It was not cost-prohibitive at all ($30 per person, which included tip) and the sights at night bathed in light were amazing. Also, visiting the Coliseum was breathtaking. All of the local tour guides were terrific!!

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ThreeTees

A week in Venice, Florence, Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2015

This was our 1st family trip to Europe & a wonderful introduction to small tour group travel. Our experience with Tauck reservations was seamless from initial inquiry to the smallet detail. Each activity met and exceeded our expectations. Accommodations were exquisite. Tour Director and local guides were fantastic! Food and wine the best!

Most Memorable Moment:

Celebrating our daughter's 21st birthday in Rome with new friends we met on the tour. This was the reason for our family trip from the start and it was our most memorable vacation.

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johnnymac

We took a shot on Tauck and it paid off, big-time.

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Travel Date: August 2015

We had a wonderfully complete journey, except that we could have stayed for an extra week. (Oh well, next time). Everything "clicked"; on time, as advertised, thanks to our tour director. Our local guides were truly exceptional, too. Despite the 100 degree heat, we had a blast.

Most Memorable Moment:

I particularly enjoyed three special "stops". One was at an Antorini cellar and restaurant, Badia di Passignano, outside of Florence. The second was at the American Cemetery in Florence (a WW II battle memorial). And the third was at a restaurant (for lunch and gelato) in Florence, owned by a fellow Scotsman, http://www.finisterraefirenze.com/.

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sarahdan13

Trip to Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: July 2015

It was magical. A dream come true.

Most Memorable Moment:

Everything. Giorgio was great.

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djw

In love with Italy

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Travel Date: July 2015

From the moment we left, we missed the wonderful sights, the tremendous food, the kind people, the rich history and fabulous shopping that we experienced during our Venice, Florence, Rome trip. Giorgio is such a strong contributor to the wonderful experience that we had. He got to know us, gave us just the right amount of information.

Most Memorable Moment:

Too many to count...Cistine Chapel, being in St. Mark's square at sunrise, beautiful hotels, a room in Venice that opened onto a canal, watching the sun set over Florence.

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Owensboro

Bucket List

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Travel Date: June 2015

Going to Italy was on my wife's bucket list. She visited the places she has been hearing about all of her life. For her, the Vatican was the most important. We arrived a day early - a good idea in adjusting to the time change and resting from the trip - and stayed a day after the tour. We used the additional day at the end to go to Pompei.

Most Memorable Moment:

For the tour, the Vatican Museum after hours. It was so much better without the crowds. The dinner at Mirabelle's restaurant with another family on our last night was a great ending to our trip.

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Nancy Molnar Spoth

Venice, Florence, Tuscany

 

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Travel Date: June 2015

This was my granddaughter Caitlin's graduation gift. After we got over the jet lag we really enjoyed the trip. The tour director was so helpful to us and had a wonderful sense of humor. I had been to Italy four times before so much of it was a repeat but he added some extras I had not seen so it was fresher to me.

Most Memorable Moment:

Enjoyed Tuscany and the country side. I do feel too much time was spent on food. We left the dinner at a special restaurant before desert after three hours! Loved our pizza making.

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jschlau0567

Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: June 2015

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Hassle free, all the details covered. Tour director and local guides were both personable and very knowledgeable. Hit just about all the "must sees" considering the relatively limited time frame to cover so much.

Most Memorable Moment:

Being permitted to experience the Sistine Chapel without the crowds.

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aschenerman

venice, florence, rome

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Travel Date: May 2015

Bad start. Woman who met us in Venice left us and luggage standing in the rain to get water taxi. But when our guide took charge everything went smoothly. Hotels in Venice and Rome were excellent; wonderful locations. Tours, food, advice about free time, etc. could not have been better.Great fun! Sistine Chapel after hours was special

Most Memorable Moment:

Putting roses on the graves of American soldiers in American Cemetery in Florence.

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Mimi6

Venice, Florence & Rome 2015

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Travel Date: May 2015

My granddaughter and I had a great adventure with our Tour Director and our fellow Taukies touring three of Italy's "must see" cities! I've toured many times with Tauck (and had toured with my graddaughter previously in 2002) and this was trip was confirmation that Tauck is still the BEST!

Most Memorable Moment:

Definitely our after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums!

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ProfMHC

A taste of Italy that made us crave more!

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Travel Date: May 2015

A special mother-daughter vacation that was long planned and highly anticipated. Imagine: Mother's Day in Venice! Even sweeter now that it looks like mom will soon lose her little girl to a terrific young man. Everything promised was fulfilled down to the smallest detail and several outstanding surprises thrown in as well. Bravo and arrivederci!

Most Memorable Moment:

Impossible choice! La Traviata at La Fenice? Gondola in Venice? Open air lunch near the Catacombs? Wine paired lunch at the vineyard? Welcome or gala farewell dinners? Private tour of the Sistine Chapel? Standing in St. Peter's Square in Rome? In the end, our vote goes to our tour director - without whom none of have been the sheer joy it was. Bravissimo!

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elwriley

Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2015

The trip was a delight and Tauck lived up to it's reputation, only one exception which was our accommodations in Florence. The hotel was worn down and the food was less than palatable. Unfortunately, this was our longest stay at any one hotel which put a damper on the trip overall. Would have been over the top without these accommodations.

Most Memorable Moment:

Certainly, the Sistine chapel private tour was over the top. The vineyard in Tuscany and our tour Director Andrea was exceptional.

TAUCK RESPONSE

I am sorry to hear about your experience at the hotel in Florence. I have forwarded your comments on to our Guest Relations team.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Madmanawa

Great time in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: May 2015

This was the first Tauck trip for my wife and I and will not be the last! Our guide was superb and there was an excellent balance between guided tours and free time. We would do this again in a heartbeat if Tauck didn't have so many destination available!

Most Memorable Moment:

The private guided after hours of the Sistine Chapel was beyond description.

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Wojo

A Week in Venice, Flourence, Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2015

The details were well taken care of. We had an awesome guide The extra guide ideas were valuable I liked the first class lodging Food was good the people we traveled with made the trip more enjoyable

Most Memorable Moment:

The night tour of the Vatican/Chapel/Pope/Church

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ellenzale

Venice, Florence, Rome

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Travel Date: March 2015

It was excellent from start to finish. Well organized, good tour director who was helpful in all ways, the tour itself was a nice mix of organized and free time.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours tour of the Vatican was amazing. But other moments came close: the day at the winery in Tuscany, complete with stop at American WWII cemetery and the art--so much amazing art.

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mhaycox

Venice-Florence-Rome

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Travel Date: March 2015

This was a trip to celebrate my daughter's 50th birthday. She had never been to Italy and was overjoyed with what she experienced. It was the perfect tour for us as there were people of all ages in our group. Our tour director was excellent, he was well informed, cared about everyone in the group, and made sure we all enjoyed the tour.

Most Memorable Moment:

The visit to the winery in Tuscany was excellent, had a beautiful day, very interesting and well informed tour guide, excellent meal. Also enjoyed trip to Sistine Chapel at night, the last time I was there it was wall to wall people, with just 24 in our group it was possible to see and appreciate the magnificence of the place.

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CJGILLIAM

Venice,Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: November 2014

Our trip exceeded our expectations! Our travel agent told us it would be wonderful but we never expected it to be as nice as it was. The hotels, food, and tour destinations were all top notch. Our tour guide [Employee Name] went over and beyond what was expected. His expertise and knowledge of Italy made the trip so memorable.

Most Memorable Moment:

The private tour of the Vatican and the people on the tour.

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Kathyse0

Venice, Florence & Rome

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Travel Date: October 2014

Just returned from my trip to Venice, Florence and Rome. Weather was perfect. Found Venice to be a little too crowded for my taste and the hotel room a little too small. Rome was nice and the hotel room a bit bigger. Loved the trip to the colosseum but the Trevi Fountain was completely covered while under restoration. I liked Florence the best!

Most Memorable Moment:

I liked going to the Vatican the best. The museum and St. Peter's was awe inspiring.

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jackpreiss

Venice, Florence, Rome

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Travel Date: October 2014

We enjoyed it very much. We were happy to see the gondolas in venice and sailing in one of them. We enjoyed the cultural scenes and art in Florence and the splendor in Rome including the Vatican. The Hotel accomodations were excellent and the visit to the Chianti winery was great.The meals were very good.

Most Memorable Moment:

Hard to say. We enjoyed it all.

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Johnbobpet

Spoiled on my first tour - WOW

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Travel Date: October 2014

I wanted to limit bus travel, so this trip appealed to me. The hotel and locations were unbelievable. Our tour leader, Jennifer, was pleasant, helpful & kind. The planning was seamless. The local guides were outstanding bringing history and characters to life. My wife has begged me to see Italy for a long time. How do you top this? Do it!

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours tour of the Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museum were easily the highlight of the trip. Being able to enjoy the chapel without the crowds was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our local guide brought the history & times to life in a way I could never have experienced on my own. Friends are in disbelief we were able to do this.

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JLevy

Venice, Florence, Rome

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Travel Date: October 2014

This was our second Tauck tour and since my wife and I had never been to Italy, we decided that these cities would be a good introduction. We found that the tour director Andrea was extremely knowledgable as were the local guides. Every location selected by Andrea was memorable and he was anxious to share both his knowledge and suggestions.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours tour of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel.

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sepierce33

The Best Vacation Ever!

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Travel Date: October 2014

My family and I had the best vacation experience ever with Tauck on our week in Italy - Venice, Florence, and Rome. Tauck took care of all the details of our travel, even making sure that our luggage made it safely to our hotel rooms. In each city we were able to have a local tour guide who gave us loads of information at each stop!

Most Memorable Moment:

We had many memorable moments, but getting a private, after-hours tour of the Vatican was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was able to tell us the story of painting the Sistine Chapel as we stood in awe looking at it! There wasn't a bad moment on our trip, but this by far, was the most amazing!

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Nancy Angus

Venice Florence Rome

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Travel Date: October 2014

I rate this trip as high as it will go! It was everything we hoped for and more. The director of our tour, Andrea, was outstanding. I feel I have a friend for life. The Italian guides were beautifully informing and Elaine, the professor at Syracuse Univ. in Florence...well, I would take all her classes from her if I lived in Florence.

Most Memorable Moment:

There is no one moment. It's one moment after another...taking the water taxi to our hotel and thinking...I'm living the picture postcard. Taking this trip with my daughter. She was the belle of the ball. Singing the Star Spangled Banner at the goodbye dinner with the accordian and guitar players. Seeing all the sites. Food outstanding

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MP2000

A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome...

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2014

From the time we got to Venice till the time we left to go home every detail from transportation to tours were covered! There was a great mix of tours and free time. This meant we were not always running. We had some meals on our own and at the suggestion of Jennifer our Tour Director we received ideas on where to eat and they were all phenomenal.

Most Memorable Moment:

The trip in general jaw dropping. Florence was our favorite but the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel were greater than expected. If you get the chance to do "Rome at Night" which is an extra curricular activity the "Key Hole" is an incredible and amazing moment.

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Henryclan

A Week in...Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: September 2014

This trip was the best vacation we've ever had! Our tour director was very helpful and the guides we had in each city were outstanding. We had lower expectations for Venice but we were very pleasantly surprised. Venice is an extremely charming city and walking the streets of Venice was a real treat. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Most Memorable Moment:

We are torn between 2 different moments. The first was the wine tour in Tuscany while we were in Florence. Tuscany is beautiful and the wine and olive oil tasting was outstanding. The second was the after hours tour of the Sistine Chapel. Words can not describe the beauty and magnificence of the artwork...a true masterpiece.

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Seidlers

great trip

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Travel Date: September 2014

We had a great time Italy is beautiful and our guide was outstanding couldn't tell you what city or event we enjoyed more the hotels were excellent

Most Memorable Moment:

Hard to say hail storm in Venice seeing the David in Florence walking all over Venice and we stayed an extra day in Rome and got to see the say mass in St. Peters square

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AIS10

Trip to Venice, Florecne, Rome ,Italy with our 25 year old Grandson

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Travel Date: September 2014

Great first experience with Taulk Tours. They did an excellent job with setting up the local tours and the tour guides did an outstanding job with their presentations of the historical sites we visted. They booked us in the finest hotels and we enjoyed some good Italian food.Great trip from start to finish. I would use them again. Sam and Carm I.

Most Memorable Moment:

Leaving the resturant in Venice and walking through four inches of hail stones to get back to our hotel.

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allsalt

A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome: September 2014

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Travel Date: September 2014

This was our first Tauck trip, and our first group travel land tour ever. We had a spectacular time; enjoyed the people, the itinerary, the hotels, the food and the sights. Can't say enough positive about the tour director too. We are trying to narrow down where we want to go next, and it will definitely be on a Tauck tour!

Most Memorable Moment:

The food in general was incredible!

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Boys0303

Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2014

We were so impressed with our first trip with Tauck to London and Paris that we decided to use them for our Italy trip. Our expectations were surpassed once again. Our Tour Director was amazing. In addition to his attention to details and taking care of all of our needs & preferences, he made the trip even more enjoyable!!

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Docdk

Venice-Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2014

The variety of transportation from each city, the fabulous luxury hotels and the expert entertaining tours were perfect. With each city we were immersed in the history and beauty of Italy.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the works of Michelangelo

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josephnsaba

The Best Way to See Italy!!

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Travel Date: August 2014

Everything about this trip was amazing. We stayed in the best hotels, had excellent meals, wonderful scheduled tours, and great tour guides.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after-hours tour of the Vatican. I have never been to the Sistine Chapel with so few people in it. I learned things I would have never learned during the normal business hours.

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Don and Gail

Italy, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: August 2014

Our Tauck Italian adventure was spectacular-the best trip we have been on to date. We came into Venice a day early and from the moment we were met at the airport we just knew this was a well organized holiday. Our guide Georgio was a delight - from his gracious, fun-loving personality to his in-depth knowledge of the areas were impressive.

Most Memorable Moment:

loved Venice, history in Florence spectacular but the after hours visit to the Vatican was memorable. Not fighting the crowds conveyor belt style was enjoyable and we truly learned and appreciated more in the small group. All over amazing trip

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Jim Pace

A week in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: July 2014

We saved for 25 years to celebrate our 25th anniversary ! The tour was better than our wildest dreams ! Tauck goes out of their way to accommodate. Hotels were Fantastic and in Perfect locations. Daily tours were enough to see sights with enough time to do whatever you want. Our guide (Giorgio) was a pleasure, knowledgable and professional !

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many memorable moments, its hard to pick one !

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BarbG

Great introduction to Italy

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Travel Date: May 2014

This was our first trip to Italy, so we wanted to see the highlights, and this trip provided those and more. The trip tour guide and the local guides were surely the highlight of the trip. They added context and enlightenment. Good pacing--breathtaking Venice to artistic Florence to historic, romantic Rome.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the David for the first time will remain a lifelong memory. You can see it in photos, but when you see it in person, it is larger than life. Also can't mention Italy without mentioning the food. One fabulous meal after another--and don't even talk about the gelato on every corner!

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CarolFleisher

Tauck is the Best

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Travel Date: April 2014

As usual Tauck out did our expectations. The hotels, food and especially our guide Georgio were excellent. The train moved us efficiently between cities. All the city guides were extremely knowledgable with very little standing to enter the museums.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. The location of the hotels were in easy walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and tourist sites.

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Cape Chris

Trip of our dreams

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2014

We debated for years how to go about seeing Italy, and after a recommendation of Tauck by our travel agent, we booked. DO NOT let the price frighten you off. The price is a bargain for what Tauck gives you and does for you. From the FABULOUS tour guide, to the 5 star hotels, to the fantastic meals, to the highly educated local guides - AMAZING!!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Despite the sights, food, and service, the best moment was at the farewell dinner. Two local musicians came into the room to play Italian music. An elderly couple from the group got up and started to dance. The best part was the look on our guide's face(Debi [Employee Name]) an honest, happy smile knowing the tour had made a difference in their lives

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Maria Angela Palma

A Tour of A Lifetime Dream:Venice Florence Rome

 

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2014

I knew this destination would be my first trip to Europe upon retirement. After visits to travel agencies Tauck was suggested. I immediately saw the trip of my choice and worked from start to finish with them. I embraced every amenity carefully planned from wine and dine to the essence of the tours. Tauck: trust attentive unique creative keeper

Most Memorable Moment:

It is hard to choose one. The David of Michelangelo represents the magnificence of the Renaissance. Entering the walled city of Rome and its antiquities I could feel I was living my Latin classes in High School. I loved seeing sites from the movies Hepburn in Venice 3 Coins in the Fountain Audrey Hepburn Peck on the Scooter at Bocca.Wow!

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TRucker

Another Fantastic Trip with Tauck

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: March 2014

This is our second trip with Tauck and it was fantastic. Everything was handle superbly to the smallest detail. We never had to worry about handling our luggage or the scheduled sights. Our tour director, Andrea, was the best. He knew everyone individually by name and made sure everything was going well.

Most Memorable Moment:

The gondola ride, the Vatican tour, and the lecture by the art historian in Florence were our most memorable moments. Although I would have to say the gondola ride was the most enchanting.

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jtmolina

Venice-Florence-Rome--Fantastic Family Trip!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: March 2014

We took our 2 high school age kids- this was the best family trip ever! Our first time with Tauck, it exceeded our expectations and we want to do another tour with Tauck! Our tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. He took care of all the details, from restaurant reservations to getting us to each city comfortably. All the sites are great!

Most Memorable Moment:

So many great moments--One that stands out is the Coliseum visit in Rome. The structure is so impressive and it got our family talking about the history of Rome, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, as well as how Christianity developed from the time of Constantine to present. A great way to study history, and get a yummy gelato! Great times!

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joehorn

Three Great Cities

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

Our second Tauck tour and a wonderful way to experience three of the top destinations in Italy. Hotel selection was suburb especially in Rome. October was a fine time to visit - weather was actually warmer than expected - crowds were reasonable but by no means light.Good balance of free time and escorted activities.

Most Memorable Moment:

Private night tour of Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was the best. The winery tour and lunch in Tuscany was a very close second. A small restaurant in Florence ( Il Profeto) recommended to us by Tour director was simply outstanding, so much so that we returned for a second night and it was even better. We were treated like family.

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Bneif

A wonderful week in Italy

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

My mom and I just returned from Venice, Florence and Rome. It was our first Tauck trip. What a great experience. Just the right balance of touring (no waiting in lines) and free time, with plenty of great suggestions from our director of things to see and places to eat. A great way to see Italy, especially for our first visit.

Most Memorable Moment:

Kept hearing folks rave about the after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel and now I know why... really was one of the highlights. We also enjoyed the tour of the Tuscan winery.

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seeparker

Took a vacation and made new friends

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

This ranks as one of the best trips we have taken. The tour director was a masterful coordinator on logistics. I would recommend group tours if you haven't tried them. We had a great vacation and met some new friends.

Most Memorable Moment:

My most memorable moment was my wife smiling as we toasted our time at the winery.

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KEE

Highly recommend this trip back in time

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

We loved this trip. This was our first trip with Tauck and first to Italy. This tour gave you just enough group time and free time. Group time got you into the major tourist sights easier and sooner than if on your own. Suggestions were made for shopping, sight seeing, restaurants. Tour director was great. Tour guides were very knowledgeable.

Most Memorable Moment:

Don't miss the gondola ride in Venice. We did a side trip on our own to Pisa while in Florence...easy hour train ride and walk from train station to Leaning Tower. Winery tour in Florence was like no other I've ever been on. Learned so much. Ancient ruins and Vatican in Rome were great. Felt safe roaming around all 3 cities. Food was awesome,

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Lyle Bowser

Tauck's Italy was amazing!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

This was our first Tauck tour (we had traveled with other companies). Tauck was the best in several ways. Of course the arrangements and tour guides were all excellent! The best difference we found was the quality of the hotels and their central locations. we wanted to walk to great sites without lots of wasted time. We did that easily!

Most Memorable Moment:

There was an international bike race in Florence while we were there. The city was full of excitement, with singing and dancing at night in the squares. We also loved the after hours Sistine Chapel tour. Would travel with Tauck anytime!

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Don Mason

Venice,Florence,Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Trip was ok. Highlights were small group visit to Sistine Chapel and tour guides for several events, especially the Uffizi. The meals provided were just so so. The Tauck river cruise off ship meals were so much better. The transportation arrangements were fair to poor. A lot of walking with luggage to/from trains.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing my wife's eyes tear up when she first saw Venice. But if this were the only Tauck trip we'd taken we probably wouldn't do another.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry that some aspects of this journey fell below your expectations. One of our Guest Relations Specialists will contact you to discuss this matter in more detail.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Eorona

Magical

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

This vacation has been the best ever. We couldn't of asked for more. The level of service and professionalism was beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend Tauck to family and friends. We definitely will travel with Tauck in the future. Thanks for making our time magical from beginning to end. One word to describe Tauck "Stellar"

Most Memorable Moment:

The gondola ride in Venice and the evening tour in Rome of the Vatican.

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JFowler

Trip of my lifetime

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

This trip was absolutely magical for me. The cities we visited and the sites we saw by tour and by walking with instructions of identification were very nice and informative. The tour guides were well informed using humor and historical facts to help us remember and understand what we were experiencing. All our accommodations were 5 star.

Most Memorable Moment:

That's hard to say but Venice was really unique because of location but each place had equally great points but for different reasons to me.

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mspteach

A Week In... Venice, Florence & Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Tauck and our wonderful Tour Director [Employee Name], made our first trip to Italy a unforgettable experience. The hotels were lovely and perfectly situated in each city and the local guides were informative and entertaining. We were particularly impressed with the personal attention we received. Dinners were fantastic.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our private tour of the Sistine Chapel on our last night!

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SDrake

Venice/Florence/ Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Anna is a great tour director, knowledgeable. Major cities covered with impt sites seen. Good pace with rest times to catch up. taste of cities and countryside.

Most Memorable Moment:

Boost out of the gondola by the gondolier!!!

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Bob1962

Loved It! Loved It! Loved it!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Tauck made our trip of a lifetime a pleasure. We never touched our suitcases from the time we landed until it was time to go home. They took care of everything (museum passes, train tickets, tour buses, guides, tips etc.) First class accommodations and a tour director that ran the trip flawlessly.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting the Sistine Chapel after hours - we basically had the place to ourselves which made the visit even more memorable.

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JDykstra

A trip of a Lifetime

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Our tour was a trip of a lifetime!!! We had never been to Europe so Italy was our first experience with Tauck. Our Tour Guide, Anna, could not do enough for us. Everything was first class. Especially enjoyed the Wine Country Tour & Lunch. Met many new friends and cannot wait to visit the Amalfi Coast.A Dream Come True!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Tour of the Wine Country

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JMartin

Wonderful trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Our family of six traveled to Italy with Tauck and we had a wonderful time. The tour guide, Anna, was just great. The local guides were fun, knowledgable, experienced, and funny. This trip was the second leg of our vacation. The previous week we were in London and Paris with Touck. We found both tours just spectacular ! Highly Recommended!

Most Memorable Moment:

The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. The after hours private tour that Touck has established with the Vatican.. was the BEST! Instead of a million people stuffed into the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. We had plenty of room to walk around and we also got the inside scoop from our local guide about Michaelangelo. Wow!!!

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Janice Shubin

Great time again with Tauck

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2013

Loved this trip. Andrea was a wonderful guide. Very informative and available if needed. Like the trip to France a couple of years ago, Tauck offered a chance to see a lot in a short amount of time, with specials like the private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel included. Our only dilemma is where to travel next,of course with Tauck!

Most Memorable Moment:

It's a toss up between the meal at Buco Mario in Florence, my husband's answer, and mine, shopping on Ponte Vecchio.

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roblax

A great week in Italy

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2013

Our week in Venice, Florence, and Rome was great. Each city had unique and interesting sights and art. There was a good mixture of planned activities and free time on this tour. The tour director ([Employee Name]) and the local guides were excellent.

Most Memorable Moment:

The interior of St. Peter's Basilica was particularly inpressive.

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Firebird

Fabulous trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

Everything about this Tauck Trip, from the minute we arrived in Venice to the time we flew out of Rome was wonderful. Our guide, Giorgio, was truly a godsend, anticipating each person's request and his undivided attention to even the minute things was very professional and still personal. He was everything I had hoped for and even better.

Most Memorable Moment:

The gondola trip in Venice; the trip to the American cemetery on the way to the winery; and the Vatican tour after hours of the Sistine Chapel.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are delighted you enjoyed your journey to Italy and returned with such wonderful memorable moments!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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RTamulinas

A week in Venice, Florence & Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

A great vacation. The weather was good but hot (as expected). Our tour guide Georgio, could not have been more attentive to everyone's needs. The pace of the trip was such that we were able to see and do everything we expected in one short week.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting the Sistine Chapel after it closed for the day. Just to be able to SIT and look up at that beautifully restored ceiling without the crowds was quite a thrill.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and we are delighted you enjoyed your overall journey.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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StephanieB

Great family trip!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

We traveled with a family group of 7 ranging in age from 12 to 75 and all had a great time. Despite the heat and humidity in late July, all enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Our tour director Georgio was the best yet - he went out of his way to accommodate our large group and the kids. Top notch.

Most Memorable Moment:

Private tour of the Sistine - spectacular.

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JCarnuche

BEYOND WONDERFUL!

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Travel Date: July 2013

OUR BEST VACATION EVER! TAUCK TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING SO WE DID NOT HAVE TO. FOOD, HOTELS AND TOURS ALL EXCEPTIONAL. GIORGIO [Employee Name] WAS OUR MAIN GUIDE AND HE WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE. FUNNY, HELPFUL AND GENUINE TO ALL OF US. TOUR CONSISTED OF 36 PEOLPE PLUS OURSELVES AND EVERYONE WAS GREAT. MADE NEW FRIENDS AND SHARED SOME COOL MEMORIES.

Most Memorable Moment:

SUNSET IN VENICE (WITH A CIGAR), OVERLOOKING FLORENCE FROM PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO (WITH A CIGAR) AND TOURING THE COLOSSEUM. THE DAVID IS MUST SEE AS WELL.

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CShavelson

Venice Florence rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

From the arrival at the airport in Venice everything was perfect. Giorgio was wonderful. This being our tauck tour we did not know what to expect. It was beyond my expectations. We met some wonderful people on the tour and we will not forget them.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Sistine chapel at night. No crowds just a very knowledgeable tour guide

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey to Italy and thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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SCarter

A Week in Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

It was wonderful from beginning to end. I wish I was still there.

Most Memorable Moment:

Venice - Loved Venice. Florence - the Sunset and dinner on the Arno River. Loved the entire trip.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are do pleased you enjoyed your journey!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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RLHughes

Amazing Italy

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

Great week. Excellent tour director and fabulous, knowledgeable guides.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your overall journey!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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MRiebe

Venice Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

Wonderful sightseeing, good food and a great group of travelers. The hotels we stayed in were great and in good locations. Enjoyed having free time for dinner and lunch occasionally.

Most Memorable Moment:

The days in Venice and the gondola ride. Our Tour Director, Giorgio was so attentive to everyone and was pleasant all the time. He made the trip special for everyone.

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stl cardinals

Venice, Florence, Rome in one week- wow

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2013

This was our first Tauck trip, and first international trip. My son (age 24) and myself took the trip together. It was wonderful. The best part is that everything was taken care of, with no worries. All museum tickets were ready, so we didn't have to stand in line.Our tour director was Giorgio. He was GREAT !

Most Memorable Moment:

The gondola rides in Venice with our entire group, while being serenaded. The sunset view in Florence, overlooking the Arno River. Seeing David, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica,Colosseum. It was unbelievable to really be there. Just wish I have more time off work, for a longer trip. I would definitely go with Tauck again.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey and had you son to share the memories!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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BConneely

A week in Venice, Florence, and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2013

Our Tauck trip to Italy in June exceeded all of our expectations! This was a vacation that we have been looking forward to and planning for the past few years...and it has finally become a reality! Our tour guide Anna was amazing, taking care of every detail. Thank you Tauck, for helping us make so many beautiful, lifelong memories!

Most Memorable Moment:

Our stay in Venice coincided with my birthday on June 17th...what better way to spend your special day than on a gondola ride being serenaded through the lovely canals in Venice!

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and we are delighted you enjoyed your journey!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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MFrino

A week in Venice,Florence and rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2013

Words cannot express the wonderful time we had on our first Tauck Tour. What a first class experience we had touring Italy. The local tour guides were outstanding. The Hotels were stellar and made the trip especially comfortable and enjoyable. The events were well organized and orchestrated by our amazing tour guide Anna.

Most Memorable Moment:

Gondola ride in Venice. The Vatican tour.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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LBrand

Was it a dream?

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2013

Just woke up after returning from Italy and can't believe all the things we got to see! Went to Hawaii in '96 and knew what to expect from Tauck, and this trip was everything we expected and more. Special thanks to [Employee Name] for being our guide and making sure we had a wonderful time.

Most Memorable Moment:

Was it seeing St. Mark's, the gondola ride, seeing the David, climbing the Domo to overlook Florence, drinking wine in a 600 year old vineyard, eating dinner overlooking the Arno, walking in the Coliseum, visiting St. Peter's, or the private tour of the Vatican? Too hard to tell.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey and experienced so many memorable moments!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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mfgibson

Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2013

Group of 37 people, mixed ages, all the way from about 12 years old to almost 80. I liked having the wide variety of ages. Added extra day at beginning; recommend adding extra day at end as well. 2 nights in Venice, 3 in Florence, 2 in Rome. Nice hotels, meals, local guides, art history lecture in Florence, wine tasting in Tuscany.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the statue of David by Michelangelo. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The imposing Colosseum. The Bernini sculptures and [Employee Name]'s paintings in the Borghese Museum in Rome. Seeing the Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti (the real ones, I've seen copies). Guess I had lots of memorable moments!

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey and thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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AWheeler

Spoil me again!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Our trip to Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) was absolutely wonderful even though the weather wasn't cooperating. We have never had the opportunity to take a Tauck Tour and after doing so will definitely do it again and we will tell all our friends about it. Debbie our Tauck director was wonderful; very helpful, professional, funny, and friendly.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our most memorable moments was visiting all of the major sites in each city without waiting in line. The lines were so long everywhere that it is worth paying more than we planned to enjoy our vacation. The winery was a nice diversion in the middle. The food and hotels were fantastic. Just can't say enough about what a wonderful vacation we had

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey with us and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Ms Crutch

A week in Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

We took a similar Tauck tour 4 years ago so many of the things we did were repeats BUT this time we had our 18 yr. old granddaughter with us.Tauck is top notch! This trip is not a good choice if you use a walker or have mobility issues. The hotels, restaurants and tours were excellent. The whisper guides (ear buds) allowed us to hear all commentary

Most Memorable Moment:

The private tour of the Sistine Chapel was amazing! This was a first for our granddaughter. I found that the first time you see it, it is so amazing and almost overwhelming. Going a second time we could absorb more. Also, the "David" in Florence was awesome.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed the private tour of the Sistine Chapel, it is truly amazing!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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KHeckert

Exceptional Tauck Journey through Italy

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Travel Date: May 2013

A STRESS free travel experience....book a Tauck Vacation.The most efficient way to maximize popular points of interest in Venice, Florence & Rome, added stop bonus...Tuscany. Tauck secures your guest room at the luxury 5 star Baglioni hotel chain in Venice and Rome. Impressive restaurants with outstanding cuisine awaits you! Guided tours superb!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Venice takes your breath away...the moment your water taxi takes you to your canal side hotel entrance. Evening gondola ride through the canals is unforgettable as the sun sets. IL'Latina family restaurant is a must dinner choice for casual fun and freshest cuisine. Rome..Collisium....St. Peters Basilica...Vatican....Michelangelo's masterpiece..

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DPette

TAUCK IS THE BEST!!!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Never taking a tour before we were apprehensive but confident as Tauck had been referred to us by friends. Well I could write a book but from the very first meeting of Tauck in Venice to the time we departed Rome it was FABULOUS!!! From the tour director [Employee Name] to the hotels, tours, tour guides, food, new friend, etc. it was amazing!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many wonderful memories its hard to pick just one. But probably the beauty of Italy and the people. The gondola ride, seeing The David, Vatican and sharing it with my husband and son and his girlfriend.

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LBriggs

once in a lifetime

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Travel Date: May 2013

MY WIFE-69YRS OLD,ME-71YRS OLD, AND MY FRIEND BOB-88YRS OLD WENT ON THIS TOUR EXPECTING THE WORST BUT GETTING THE BEST. 5 STAR HOTELS 5 STAR MEALS AND THE BEST TOUR GUIDE THAT ANYBODY COULD ASK FOR. AND EVERYTHING ECCEPT TWO MEALS WERE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE.THEIR WAS EASY ACCESS TO EVERYTHING AND THE GUIDE OFTEN PAID FOR A CAB FOR US.

Most Memorable Moment:

BEING IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL AT NIGHT WITH ONLY 40 OTHER PEOPLE AND A TOUR GUIDE THAT HAD A MASTERS DEGREE IN ITALIAN HISTORY.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey with us and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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SUnderhill

A Dream Vacation Come True!

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Travel Date: May 2013

Our vacation trip to Venice, Florence and Rome was for our 40th anniversary and I don't think we will ever be able to top it. The cities were beautiful and the tour had just the right mixture of structure and free time. The Tauck Tour Guide was extremely helpful and a lot of fun to be around. Tauck is First Class!

Most Memorable Moment:

Venice is a city that cannot be properly described. Walking onto San Marco Piazza will be a memory that will never fade.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Dear Mr. Underhill, We are so pleased to learn you enjoyed your journey and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Edel K

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Billy the kid

Great expectations!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Awesome, loved it all.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Antinori vineyard , lunch, wine and olive oil tasting.

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ELange

Venice Florence Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

In a nut shell, from the tour director to the parting farewell dinner, everything I and my partner experienced was top notch, first class, top of the heap- you get the picture. As I enthusiastically muse of another exiting journey in the near future, the one thing certain is, it's going to be with Tauck.

Most Memorable Moment:

St. Peters church, Rome

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so glad you will be traveling with us in the future!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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TRyan

Great trip with Tauck and three generations

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

My mom, my son and I traveled from Venice to Florence to Rome. From the moment we were picked up at the airport until the moment we took off Tauck covered every detail. Giorgio our tour guide was amazing. Every minor detail was handled. The travel was smooth and recommendations were amazing. Can't wait for the next tour. Tauck is the best.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were too many memorable moments to mention. The gondola ride through the waters of Venice, the winery in Florence to the Vatican in Rome; we had excellent local tour guides that could answer any question. The guides were able to touch on the important spots to see, otherwise it would have been sensory overload. All I can say is amazing!!!!

TAUCK RESPONSE

Dear Ms. Ryan, We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We do look forward to hosting you on many more Tauck adventures! Best regards, Edel K.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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AWaters

Italy in the Spring

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

What a great trip - weather perfect, tour guide (Giorgio) most helpful and informative, traveling and nighttime accommodations luxurious - what more can I say! I especially enjoyed the many suggestions all the guides made for me to pursue in my free time, tailoring it specifically to my desires. Looking forward to next Tauck tour.

Most Memorable Moment:

Gondola ride in Venice, with musicians to serenade us and champagne to drink on a beautiful Italian evening.

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KBecker

Venice, Florence,and Rome Adventure

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Tauck made our trip to Italy magical. Our tour director, Giorgio, was extremely knowledgeable and moved our group from city to city without a hitch. His charm and finesse helped us to fully enjoy the historic sights scheduled as well as helping us to maneuver on our own to get a sense of each city. The hotels/restaurants chosen were top-notch.

Most Memorable Moment:

Each city was unique and it is difficult to choose one particular moment. I remember our first dinner and last dinner as a group and marvel as to how we went from individuals on tour to a cohesive group of "friends." We loved the Coliseum, the Uffizi, the gondola ride, the Vatican tour, the Doge's palace, and our trip to Chianti.

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Travel1111

A week in Venice/Florence/Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

This was the first time using Tauck. Selection was based on a recommendation by my travel agent. It was a great choice. Tauck takes care of every detail. The entire trip with Tauck was wonderful from beginning to end. There was a wonderful gondola ride in Venice, terrific museums and sites in Florence, and nothing tops Rome.

Most Memorable Moment:

The tour of the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter were amazing and topped all of the other amazing aspects of this trip.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so glad you enjoyed your journey!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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billjanny

Venice, Florence and Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2013

Once again, we had an amazing Tauck tour. The Tour Director, Georgio, was fabulous. He was very organized & the tour ran very smoothly. He knew about everything, from the best restaurants to the best shopping, to interesting places to visit during our free time. All of the local tour guides were amazing. Very knowledgeable and very interesting

Most Memorable Moment:

My most memorable part of the trip was the private tour of the Sistine Chapel. We had been to the Chapel years ago along with thousands of other people, but to be there with only 39 others, it was a whole different experience!

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The Thomasons

Best way to go!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2013

This was my first Tauck tour and we traveled with two other couples deciding to spend the first of two weeks with an organized tour so we could learn about the sights, customs and history from professionals. We planned to spend a second week on our own in Tuscany. Giorgio was our tour guide and he was phenomenal!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many, but the gondola ride and serenade complete with Proseco and the private tour of the Sistine Chapel were our highlights.

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johnphr

As advertised!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2013

My wife and I took our long-awaited retirement trip to Italy with Tauck, based on the company's excellent reputation. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our tour director, Giorgio, was a terrific guide. He was professional, cordial and fun to travel with. Terrific hotels and no-hassle travel arrangements contributed to a great experience!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were many. The sunset view of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo to the wine-pairing lunch at the Badia di Passignano stand out. However, the private, night tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was particularly memorable. It was made more so by Ricardo, our local guide. His explanations and stories were wonderful.

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MPetrilla

Petrilla's Experience

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2013

It was wonderful. We specifically like the tours combined with the free time. Some people need rest and some people like to keep going. Tauck tour made that possible. We also like the fact that the price included all tips for daily tour guides. It made things very clear and you felt very comfortable. The tour director was fabulous Georgio

Most Memorable Moment:

Private tour of the Sistine chapel

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bsinausky

Devertiti

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2013

This was our first Tauk tour and it was memorable. Everything we experienced on the tour was first class. Our tour director Debbie was fantastic and we enjoyed the company of the other guests on the tour. The accommodations, the food, the local guides and everything provided on this tour exceeded our expectations. Thanks for the memories.

Most Memorable Moment:

The week was full of highlights with each city having its own charm and culture. The grand finale was Rome then Vatican City. The private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistene Chapel was a fitting end to the perfect vacation

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WestonDave

La Dolce Vita!

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Travel Date: March 2013

First time to Italy, but it won't be the last! Our guide Andrea was terrific, with just the right touch of humor and guidance to make the trip memorable.

Most Memorable Moment:

The private tour of the Sistine Chapel on the last night of our tour. The chance to stand there and gaze at that magnificent ceiling and wonder at the paintings.

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bdmabe

A Fantastic Week in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: March 2013

Once again, Tauck has hit a home run! Our week in Venice, Florence and Rome was amazing! While the weather did not always cooperate, the elegant and friendly hotels, the "out of this world" food and the services of our knowledgeable, funny and efficient tour director, Andrea, made our vacation super-enjoyable. This was our 6th Tauck tour. Grazie!

Most Memorable Moment:

Our private, after-hours tour of the Vatican galleries and the Sistine Chapel was nothing short of amazing! The delightful and insightful stories of our local guide,Ricardo, brought this artistic and historic treasure to life. Please continue to provide this once-in-a-lifetime experience to your guests. This truly sets Tauck apart from other tours.

TAUCK RESPONSE

So glad you had a wonderful time and thanks for sharing. Hope you'll travel with us again soon!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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agnes

Venice,Florence & Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: March 2013

Our tour director was charming,weather poor,food fantastic,travel mates warm & friendly.the art/history teacher,Elaine Ruffalo was fantastic-we could have listened to her all day(her lucky students-i hope they appreciate her)

Most Memorable Moment:

We had a welcome dinner @ Antico Martini in Venice,a short walk from our our hotel.It was a warm &,friendly evening spent with new friends & it set the tone for a wonderful week.The beautiful buffet breakfasts were relaxing & a delightful way to start each exciting day.

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Richie Rich

Venice Florence Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

1. I felt that the tour of 40 people was to large especially for the price. By the way Jeniffer did a good job with the size of the group. 2. We paid $780 for Venice Luna Hotel. This was very expensive. Disappointed that Tauck did not use there purchasing power. When we have traveled on Rich Steve's tour, we always got there Hotel rates

Most Memorable Moment:

Cellar tour and Wine lunch Florence was outstanding

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thanks for taking the time to share your recent tour experience. I think you'll find that while Tauck tends to be a bit higher in price, our trips are truly all-inclusive with no upsells, add-ons, or extras, unlike most competitors including Rick Steve. We are still glad that you enjoyed your trip overall however and hope you'll still choose to travel with us again. We truly appreciate your patronage.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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zurjeff

Italy

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

It was a fantastic trip, was to short. Need 14 days to take in everything.

Most Memorable Moment:

The whole trip was great, great food & wine. Florence was our favorite shopping place. Rome for the history of the Roman empire.

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Libby Meyers

A Week in Venice, Florence and Rome

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Travel Date: October 2012

The week we spent in Italy was the trip of a lifetime. From the moment we left Chicago and arrived in Venice every moment was amazing. The hotels were first class, the meals were wonderful, the agenda was set up so that we experienced all there was see and do and made the most of the time we had in Venice, Florence & Rome.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our private visit to the Sistine Chapel was definitely a high point and our guided tour of the Vatican. The day trip to the Tuscan countryside that included a visit to the wine cellars, wine sampling paired w/an outstanding lunch also made for an amazing day! We also made new life long friends due to our adventures together..It was wonderful!!!

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peds

Incredible Italy!!

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Travel Date: October 2012

My husband and I just returned from the Venice, Florence, Rome trip and it was FABULOUS!! The hotels we stayed in were luxurious, the food was phenomenal, and our guide, Georgio, was knowledgeable, helpful, and always available for questions. This was our second Tauck trip and we are already planning our next one.

Most Memorable Moment:

I loved the Uffezi (sp?) in Florence with the lecture. I also loved the hotel in Venice more than the other ones. Another memorable moment was the water taxi ride from the airport in Venice to our hotel--a real treat! My husband and I celebrated our 31 anniversary and where we ate dinner in Florence was perhaps the most memorable.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories and Happy Anniversary!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Les Bruvold

Nice places, horrible guide

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

While I enjoyed Italy, our tour guide was by far the worst tour guide I've ever had. She put my elderly mother in a horrible position during the Vatican/Sistine Chapel tour where I had to physically help her up a tremendous amount of stairs, when she had promised elevator availability.

Most Memorable Moment:

Unfortunately the most memorable moment had nothing to do with the tour, when my mother and I went to the Pantheon in lieu of the St. Peters tour.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Review. I have passed along your comments to our Guest Relations team who will be in contact with you.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Pete McCormack

Trip to Italy

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

Great time - I was told Tauck, and this trip in particular, was the best, and wasn't disappointed. Very well organized and the entire tour went off without a hitch. The director was great - very knowledgable, and gracious.My only complaint is there wasn't enough time...Pete

Most Memorable Moment:

Vatican night tour and the Sistene Chapel. The guide knew her stuff, and made it much more enjoyable.

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Bobbi McGowan

Outstanding Experience!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

To celebrate a monumental birthday for both me and my sister, we and our husbands spent a week in Venice, Florence & Rome. The attention to all the details was impressive, to say the least. Our Guide, Georgio, was fantastic and made it a very enjoyable trip. Each of the local guides were very knowledgeable and informative.

Most Memorable Moment:

All of it...Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, gondola ride with serenade, David, Uffizi, Tuscan wine tour with lunch, St. Peter's Basilica. If I had to narrow it down, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Being able to tour this privately and allowed to take pictures, really put that over the top! 1st time with Tauck, will definitely be back!

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Hugh Shannon

Fantastic Trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2012

Wonderful trip. Each location was great. Loved the city of Venice, the art of Florence, and the history of Rome. Wonderful hotels and our guide Debi was great.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Sistine Chapel private tour.

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Samalot

First Class

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2012

This was our first time taking a tour vacation. Tauck could not have made it easier on our journey. Our guide,Giorgio,was always available to handle any special request and kept us well informed of each days activities.Travel between the cities was so easy with relaxing train rides and buses to get to our next destination.A remarkable trip.

Most Memorable Moment:

The tour of the Antinori winery and the incredible lunch, with matching wines, that was served has the both of us still talking.

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Abellrunner

Outstanding!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

Verified Review

Travel Date: August 2012

I was a little hesitant about doing an organized group trip. Tauck totally changed my mind. It's Tauck ever time from now on. Everything was top notch, hotels, guides, meals etc. I particularly liked this trip because we were rarely on a bus, , the transportion between cities was on the Eurostar. Looking forward to Spain in May.

Most Memorable Moment:

Private tour of the Sistine Chapel!

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TCappy

The Great Escape to Italy

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Travel Date: August 2012

It started out as a romantic notion to fly to Rome for the week end to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary...from this, it turned into a fantastic vacation to Venice, Florence and Rome. This tour allowed us to see all the important sights without long waits and still gave us time to explore on our own. Hassle free! Great Guides, great group!

Most Memorable Moment:

Arriving to our hotel in a boat in Venice, private tour of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Medici Chapel in Florence.

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JillE

An Otstanding Vacation

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2012

Our week in Venice, Florence and Rome was beyond our expectations. The trip was extremely well organized & orchestrated. We saw incredible sitess, met interesting people and have already made plans to meet fellow travelers at home. Our guide, Giorgio, was well informed, providing suggetions for activities and restaurants to visit in our free time.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many special moments-seeing the statue of David, our private tour of the Vatican/Sistine chapel, visiting the Jewish ghetto and the olive oil/wine tasting at the vineyard. Purchasing my leather jackets was also fun!!

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hockeyfan

Bella Italia

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2012

What a trip! Art, architecture, history, food, wine beautiful cities, beautiful countryside. Giorgio was an awesome tour director and the local guides were excellent. Top hotels, close to the major attractions. It's nice to bypass the lines and go right in to major sites & museums.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours tour of the Sistine Chapel was unbelievable. I was pinching myself to be sure it was real and not a dream. An amazing opportunity!

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reneefahs

Spectacular trip- great way to celebrate a 10th anniversary

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Travel Date: July 2012

If you have never been to Italy, this is the trip for you. It offers a great balance between guided tours at the popular sites and time to explore on your own. The transportation between the cities was flawless and not having to drag luggage around was a definite plus. Our tour director was fun and incredibly knowledgable!

Most Memorable Moment:

Walking through the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome with just the tour group and no other visiters was amazing. A serenaded gondola ride through Venice was very special. The tour and spectacular lunch at the Antinori winery in Tuscany were fantastic.

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BrendaBoulton

Fantastic Italy

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Travel Date: June 2012

Four of us ranging from 17 to 72 made this trip. We all loved it! The tour guides made all the history interesting and everyone was anxious for the next experience. Georgio our guide was wonderful, efficient, everything went like clockwork. He certainly went out of his way to be sure everyone was treated special!

Most Memorable Moment:

We had a great group dinner in a little restaurant in Florence with friends we met on the trip. The many courses of food and wine were delightful with great people. But many other events were great too! I love traveling with Tauck! (three more trips booked!)

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thanks so much for sharing your recent experience and we look forward to traveling again with you soon!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Marta

Venice, Florence & Rome Trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2012

Very well organized. No glitches in terms of being met at the airport, traveling to Florence and Rome via train,& luggage being where it was supposed to be. The tour director and the guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The recommended restaurants were excellent, as were the suggested sights to visit on our own.

Most Memorable Moment:

The after hours visit at the Sistine Chapel was marvelous, with no crowds, and plenty of time to appreciate the masterpieces. Photos (no flash) were allowed.

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travelyn

First time touring?

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2012

This is for those of you who like us never went on a tour (even a cruise) - we like our independence and we were sure that no one could execute a trip like we expected. We gave Tauck a try....and we're converted. Enough free time, experiences we couldn't do on our own, saw more because we didn't have to sweat annoying details!

Most Memorable Moment:

The private Sistine Chapel visit! This is the chance of a lifetime. Everyone I've talked to who has visited the Sistine Chapel via the standard method complained about the crowds making their experience very negative.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We're so happy you enjoyed your trip to Italy! Thanks also for sharing your experience and we hope you'll travel with us a gain soon.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Jaynee

happiness

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2012

wonderful educational fun taste buds were opened. jennifer our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable charming helpful delightful i believe she made the trip come together. My fellow travelers were lovely. I'm 56yrs old and my dtr. is 20yrs. old and we both came home thrilled that we had traveled with Tauck.

Most Memorable Moment:

the hotels the guided tours the ability to pass the crowds and walk right into an exhibit/church/winery etc.

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richbyrne

Well planned tour.

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2012

Very well planned and organized trip. Our guide Anna was very attentive to our needs and provided invaluable advice on using our free time to the best advantage.

Most Memorable Moment:

The trip to the winery and restaurant in Tuscany was a real hit. The gourmet meal was one of the best on the tour and the countryside was a great contrast to the cities.

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HappyRetiree

Great way to see Italy!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2012

First class from start to finish. Lovely hotels with great service and great locations. Friendly knowledgeable tour director and local guides. First class Eurostar trains were fun & offered view of the countryside. The included meals were delicious with wine. Delightful group of fellow travelers.

Most Memorable Moment:

Taking the water taxi from the Venice airport. With the sun sparkling on the lagoon and seeing the Doge's palace, the campanille and San Marco Basilica for the first time. Breathtaking.

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Chuck & Mary

First Tauk tour...Won't be the last.

 

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: March 2012

An amazing, absolutely perfect, start to finish vacation. First class accommodations, unique private tours, amazing guide and the best food all combined to exceed any expectation we could have had. What a way to experience Italy! This was our 30th wedding anniversary gift and Tauck made it special by acknowledging our special occasion throughout.

Most Memorable Moment:

A Gondola ride with a bottle of Champagne! Also the private visit to the Sistine Chapel.

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feaseljan

Venice, Florence & Rome

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2011

My husband, Rick, and I have taken a vacation every year for over 30 years, but never before with Tauck. For the 1st time we chose Tauck to Italy and it was the most spectacular trip of all. The Tauck tour guides, the people we met, hotels, food, wine, service, and all the sightseeing proved to be an outstanding trip of a lifetime; it was far greater than our expectations. Everything was fabulous and truly an historical adventure. We are already planning our next Tauck trip... Jan & Rick Feasel

Most Memorable Moment:

ROME and the Private Visit to Vatican Museum and the gondola ride through Venetian canals.

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