Holiday Reviews

Italian Splendour
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  • 'The Italian tour was the trip of a lifetime.  It was all amazing the food, locations, hotels and our tour guide Giuseppe. I cannot fault anything about it about it. It is a must do !!!'

    Diana, 60 years, New South Wales
  • 'Italy,a fabulous holiday destination for a group of Aussies with history culture landscape and food all brought together by our wonderful tour guide, Luis.'

    Keith, 61 years, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 'My first overseas holiday ever, best choice I ever made, everything was so perfectly organised, never any problems. Great destination, great travel mates, many new friends and fantastic tour guide. Wish I had known about this way to travel earlier, I now definitely have the travel bug'

    Teena, 48 years, Queensland
  • 'Having missed Italy prior to this trip it was more than I could have imagined, covering everything I had heard about and wanted to see for myself.  Congratulations on organising just a great itinerary,'

    Debbie, Brisbane, Queensland
  • 'I have just returned from Arendezvous tour to Italy which was very well arranged and led by an excellent tour leader who was very knowledgable & took us to all the main places to visit. I loved this country'

    Sue, 57 years, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 'Italy was unbelievable, the history of the country blew me away. Loved the art and culture and learnt so much from our wonderful tour guide. Thank you for a wonderful life experiencing trip!'

    Wendy, Victoria
  • 'Italy is a truly beautiful place. Throw in a wonderful tour guide, a comfortable bus, incredible scenery, delicious authentic Italian food, gorgeous wine, great entertainment, and new friends; it made my whole experience so much more memorable. Thanks.'

    Barb, VIC
  • 'Well organised, stress free. Excellent tour guide, with knowledge of restaurants, shopping areas and helpful with bartering for best price! Wonderful itinerary, covering the best of a magnificent country. Rendezvous made it so easy to just hop on a plane.'

    Barbara, Tamworth, NSW
  • 'My first solo tour was the Italian splendour. I was nervous however I couldn't have made a better choice. A fantastic guide and great driver, beautiful hotels with some of the most delicious food and wine you could ask for all presented in a safe well organised and friendly atmosphere.... Not to mention the amazing places, people and history of Italy... Breathtaking! There were 20 wonderful people that I shared this amazing experience with and I can't wait for the next one .'

    Sarah, 51 years, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 'My first solo holiday to Italy was amazing. The group of people immediately hit it off so well. The food, the sights, the tours, the experiences ALL were a highlight. Guisppe our Director was fantastic! Having been home a week, I'm now experiencing Italian withdrawals. It was a fantastic holiday!'

    Kathryn, 51 years, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 'I have just returned from my Italian Splendour trip. It was a fantastic holiday. Seeing historical sites, going on walking tours through cities. The highlight dinners were amazing. Everything was organised extremely well. Most importantly were the friends I made. We were like one big family!'

    Kerry, 61 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'What an amazing trip to Italy. If you had told me that 15 complete strangers could be thrown together in a foreign country and all hit it off so easily I would never have believed it. It was nice to have 2 or 3 nights in each stop and not be moving on each day. From the history of Rome, to the stunning Amalfi coast, picturesque Venice, lunch under the Tuscan sun, vinegar tasting in Modena and relaxing at Lake Maggiore......every day was pure joy. I had looked at this trip for a couple of years before taking the plunge and booking it. A trip to remember for years to come and I have also made some fantastic new life long friends.'

    Leanne ,56 years, Melbourne
  • 'What a wonderful way to see Italy. I had a magical holiday with the most amazing people. Thank you.'

    Cay, 65 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'Wonderful tour,  we visited many wonderful places, tour guide was excellent, as were the group, we had lots of laughs, and good times together, Good Hotels and food was excellent, would recommend this tour, and will definitely travel with Encounter again.'

    Chris, 68 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'I loved travelling around Italy with like minded fun people. The country is a must see and the Encounter tour was well planned and organised in every respect. I can't wait to go on another similar tour!'

    Terri, 53 years, Sydney, NSW
  • 'I would definitely recommend Encounter Travel - I went on the Italian Splendour May 2017 tour (22 days).  I loved every minute of this adventure.  Our italian guide and driver enabled us to easily immerse into the fabulous culture and lifestyle of Italy.  Having a small group of 15 allowed us easy access to everything (less waiting times) and we soon became friends while exploring the magical cities of Italy.  I felt safe and totally pampered the entire time!  The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we dined at were first class.  I left my heart in Italy.'

    Tracey, 53 years, Gold Coast, QLD
  • 'A wonderful holiday with great people and a top guide and bus driver made it so much fun.'

    Scotty, Cardiff, NSW
  • 'Thank you Encounter for making my first big adventure on my own so enjoyable. I saw many of the beautiful sites of Italy that I would never have thought to visit.  I travelled with a group of lovely people and a Tour Director who went above and beyond.'

    Janet, 54 years, WA
  • 'I enjoyed the most comprehensive tour of Italy, with 14 others. Fantastic tour guide and the cities and places we visited were amazing. This tour will remain in my heart and memory forever.'

    Mandy, 58 years, Surfers Paradise, XAU
  • 'Italy was so diverse and stunning, exceeding all of my expectations. Add a wonderful itinerary, fun group of fellow travellers, a truly amazing tour guide called Massimo and you have a heavenly holiday, full of beautiful surprises and loads of laughs.'

    Sharron, 52 years, Brisbane, QLD