Heinke M, Roanoke, VA

Dear Norma,

The client LOVED the touring – especially the guides!

I’ve been meaning to write you about our trip; we sort of hit the ground running when we returned and haven’t stopped since!  Our flight from Dulles was delayed because of heavy rain, but that was the only significant problem we had.  All of the private tours and drivers you and Diana arranged were superb.  In fact, we all agree the tour of Tivoli with Paola and the two days with Annie were the highlights of our trip.  Paola was just a delight; she reminds me of a good friend who is from Poland.  They both have the same engaging personality and sense of humor.  She was a fantastic guide for Hadrian’s villa and Villa D’Este.  Certainly our lunch with her at Ciocco in Tivoli was one of my favorite moments.  The other favorite is our visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny–what a lovely place.  Annie was an amazing guide as well, and Madison in particular appreciated her knowledge of French history and art.  She gave us an excellent chronological survey of French art in the Louvre.  Madison said he was familiar with most of the paintings she showed us and was very glad to see them in person.  We were glad to have the private tour of the highlights of Paris as well since it did rain that day.  Personally, I thought Paris was beautiful in the rain!

Thank you for all your input and work to arrange the trip.  We had a grand time and look forward to our next trip!