I read your review on TripAdvisor re your stay at Hotel Albani Roma, however, I'm more interested in what you thought of your Globus tour. We're thinking of doing the Italian Vista tour & this is the first hotel that I noted on their website. I don't know anyone who has ever done a Globus tour, but now we're trying to decide between that or a Perillo tour.
Can you give me some pros/cons of Globus. Thanks!
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Yes, we had a good experience with Globus tours. Besides a cruise, this was our first overseas guided tour. Our travel agent recommended three companies, and Globus was the mid-range tour company. We did the Italian Sampler... 続きを読む
Yes, we had a good experience with Globus tours. Besides a cruise, this was our first overseas guided tour. Our travel agent recommended three companies, and Globus was the mid-range tour company. We did the Italian Sampler and our tour guide was Silvio. He was extraordinary, knowledgeable, and personable. I only saw him get flustered once. Personally, with me, once when I got upset over something, he was very compassionate. The bus drivers were good; I never felt unsafe or in danger.
The 9-day tour covered the highlights of Italy, and, the local guides were all good, but one. He was boring and long winded, so we just walked away and looked around on our own! All of the hotels were lovely, and service was good, except one. We had trouble with our room's AC, and the on site restaurant had poorly trained wait staff and terrible food. As to the extra excursions, we did not purchase any in advance. However, Silvio, being a great salesperson, talked us into doing almost all of them! We were disappointed in two of them; A 30-minute slow boat ride, and a Rice based dinner, meh. However, the opera dinner was fabulous!
My husband's and my philosophy on travel is we rarely return to a place we've already been to as there are so many more places we've yet to see. With that being said, I would book another tour with Globus in another country. I felt safe and well taken care of the entire time. The company prepped us well for the trip with their handbook of information and guidelines that we received at least a month in advance. We booked our own airline travel, but everything else was handled very nicely by Globus. We booked our trip through our travel agent, so we did not deal with them directly, but I feel they are a reputable, well run company.