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"Our once in a lifetime 40th Anniversary trip to Italy would not have been possible had it not been for Ginger's expertise, care, and detail. She was always responsive and respectful of our many requests and requirements. Her contacts in Rome, Florence and Venice, whether it was the tour guides or the inns, were all first rate. We couldn't have been happier and would recommend working with Ginger for the most perfect trip you will ever plan." Sue and Chuck M.

Photos of Customized Group Tour in Tuscany


Tuscany Troubadours Week in Italy


Our group of 10 spent a week in a beautiful villa in West Central Tuscany. Ginger and colleague Rita accompanied the group of friends along with our own personal chef for the entire week. Here we are gathered around the ancient cisterna (well) in San Gimignano after a short tour with our Italian friend Gracia. Later we headed into the countryside to a small working farm for a family style lunch and the opportunity to purchase some local wine and olive oil.

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Lunch on loggia Lunch on the loggia at the villa during a free day
Troubadours at Vatican A private tour takes us to the Vatican Musuem in Rome.
Group dinner at Certaldo Alto The group enjoys dinner at a restaurant in Certaldo Alto
Dawn At Forte di Marme "This is how I felt everyday of the trip" Dawn Erickson
Linda & Michelle San Gimignano Linda and Michelle in between shopping in San Gimignano
Dawn/Marcia in Pisa Dawn and Marcia go to Pisa on a free day
Villa Cerretello Our Villa in Tuscany for one glorious week
Troubadours at Pool Relaxing by the pool after a touring day
Troubadours on train to Florence All aboard the train to Florence for the day
Truffle festival Enjoying a special lunch at a tartufo (truffle) festival in Tuscany
Pizza in Orvieto Lunch in Orvieto on the way to the Villa