Our trip to Italy exceeded our expectations.  The group was fun, we had lots of laughs, the tours were not only educational but amazing.  The Italian experience that Darek gave us though the hotels he chose and the places we visited were much better than anything we could have thought up on our own.  We were amazed that we had as much free time as we did, it was one of the most restful vacations we have ever experienced.  We are looking forward to our next European vacation.