This is particularly true for travellers to Italy who enjoy strolling through our beautiful cities with expert guidance in small group or private tours.
Here are just a few reasons to consider sightseeing with a tour guide rather than attempting to navigate solo – all supported by recent reviews left by clients of Avventure Bellissime on tripadvisor:
Sometimes the days you coordinate yourself end up taking more time and stress than those planned by the experts. As Mariongmelbourne of Australia recently shared, she and her partner were impressed by the seamless experience they had with Avventure Bellissime, “It was all booked for us on fast trains with airport pick up and we were met at the train station in Florence, by boat in Venice to go to our hotel and transferred to Cinque Terre by a friendly driver. All the accommodation was first rate and well located. The walking tours were very good with the skip the line tickets and great guides. The segment that Avventure Bellissime booked for us went more smoothly than the extension days we booked ourselves before and after – a real headache as far as booking our own trains and getting taxis.”
Special insights and red carpet treatment
It pays to visit popular tourist destinations and historic sites with someone knowledgeable. As Kristen F from South Carolina, USA, recently shared, she and her daughter saw the benefit of the small group tour of the Vatican they booked: “We had the experience of a lifetime. [Our guide] knew his stuff, but told the stories like it was the first time he was revealing them! As a former teacher, I know the energy it takes to engage a group…and he is a pro. Not to mention that our group was four, while others around us had 15-30 people in them. [The guide is] well respected in the Vatican, and we even got special treatment in some areas because of this.”
When you want to learn and soak in the culture around you on a trip, having a small group guide lets you stop worrying about logistics and just enjoy the journey. Lisa of Louisiana, USA recently posted how much she appreciated not having to worry about things: “We planned our trip through Avventure Bellissime and it was amazing. Every single guide was fantastic, knowledgeable, fun and exciting. I never had to think about my next move, because everything worked like clockwork. It was the perfect blend of planned and unplanned time.”
Navigating through bad weather
If only we could guarantee good weather when people visit Italy! We can’t, but as Redskinrex of Florida, USA posted a few weeks ago, sometimes it pays to have an expert guide who can entertain you even on the worst weather days: “Let me lay it on the line: The day we toured … was like touring Rome in a tropical storm – windy, rainy and about as bad as it gets. [Our guide’s] expertise and knowledge saved the day and made for an absolutely wonderful experience. Seriously… what kind of amazing mind and talent does it take to pull that off? BTW, he’s got an awesome sense of humor and is great with kids too! I can’t recommend him and his organization enough.”