We chose TWA because our daughter highly recommended her.
During the planning phase of our trip we emailed back & forth a lot. We changed our entire itinerary from what we started with when we first met with Audrey to our final trip. Audrey was so accommodating with all of our “changing our minds” on where we wanted to go and things we wanted to see. She found new things to do when we went a new direction.
We highly recommend Audrey and here’s why: she planned the vacation exactly the way we wanted it. Every detail was planned out, up to personal drivers and personal tour guides. We didn’t have to worry about anything. She provided additional info for places to eat and things to see and she was always there if we had a problem or question while on our trip. The Personal Guides were outstanding-very friendly and knowledgeable and the tickets to bypass the lines were exceptional. Hotels were centrally located for easy walking and all very clean and friendly.
We have a few funny stories to tell: crazy drivers in Naples!! Pretty scary. Had to hold our breath as our “expert” driver maneuvered through the narrow streets of Naples with no traffic signals, stop signs or lane markings.
Our ride from San Marino to Ravenna in the rain was filled with laughter while making plans for Audrey’s new business “Armchair Travels With Audrey”.
We ended up at the wrong location for our Basilica and Scavi Tours at the Vatican, so we had to go through a back entrance into the Basilica to meet our tour group. After our tour, our guide went out of her way to help us get our tickets for the Papal Audience. We ended up going directly to a Swiss Army guard to get them!
For our Vatican tour we had ended up following the wrong wall for a couple of blocks. After calling Audrey she put us in touch with our tour guide, Francesca, who told us to stand still and she would come and get us, which she did carrying a sign with our name in hand. At the end of the tour that day, she told us that she would pick us up at our hotel the next morning and that we should not leave it and try to meet her anywhere. Alan stood with a “Francesca” sign the next morning when she arrived.
We really enjoyed Audrey taking us to the Venice that most tourist don’t get to see, especially our “Venetian Bar Crawl with wine and Cicchetti”.
Audrey told us that we were her first clients to request time to go golfing in Rome. We had such a good time at the golf course. It was a needed diversion from all of the site seeing that we had been doing.
We were fortunately very lucky to have Audrey as our chauffeur from Rome to San Marino and eventually to Venice. She was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area we were driving through.
It was such a pleasure to work with Audrey: our trip was OUTSTANDING because of the care and personal attention she gave to us from our initial planning to our final itinerary.
(Private customized tour, Italy, with Audrey as their driver-guide from Rome to Venice)