Featured Departure: Tour Venice, Florence & Rome with Donato Chmura
|Guide, historian, singer and magic-maker, Donato Chmura.|
Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days — $2795 (with $200 off-season discount) + air — choose Nov. 7, Nov. 24, or Dec. 15, 2008 departures
At some point while talking about their trips, most people who visit Italy during May through September make the same comment: "Only the heat and crowds kept it from being perfect." Well, we've got an easy fix for that: Venice, Florence and Rome in November and December. To beat the heat you'll trade away the evening sun, but experiencing Italy's top sights and friendliest restaurants free from crowds (and perspiration) is a real travel treat. And it's even better when you're in the hands of a guide like Donato Chmura.
Donato is easily our most experienced Italy guide. Raised on the Canadian prairie and driven to expand his horizons ever since, Donato first met Rick 16 years ago in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. Today Donato lives in Rome as he renovates his future home up in a nearby hill town. An avid historian, Donato's interests go beyond Italy to ancient Egypt. He is an enthusiastic, eye-opening person to travel with — a born entertainer with magic up his sleeve, a song in his heart and a passion for Italy in his blood.
For a few lucky people, we still have seats open on two November and December 2008 departures of our Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour, which will be led by Donato Chmura. Not only is this a fun opportunity to experience Italy's greatest cities in the company of a top-notch guide, but you'll also save $200 per person. Molto bene!
A recent tour member raves about Donato:
"Donato was terrific! His knowledge of the art, the culture, the food and customs was extraordinary. He not only answered questions in a clear and meaningful way but you could tell he enjoyed doing so. It was also clear he cared about every individual on the tour and impressed me by knowing everyone by name seemingly from the very first day. If I were to take another tour in Italy and could request a specific guide I would ask for Donato. Coincidentally, a co-worker of mine was on another Italy tour led by Donato and had the same opinion!"
— Michael in Bellevue, WA
Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days, Apr 25, 2008