Testimonials from some of our wonderful clients!
"My traveling to Italy with Jack started many years ago when he coordinated the Italian exchange program for the Baltimore County Public Schools. His knowledge of Italian cultural is extensive including its history, art,
food(wine) and language. He is always an interesting and enthusiastic tour guide. Whenever I've had family trips to Italy, Jack has done an outstanding job planning and conducting them. All of my family members and friends who have traveled with him always ask me when we going on another trip with Jack. We look forward to our next trip"
Hunt Valley, Maryland
"In 2004 we wanted to tour Italy with a small group. After searching the internet we came across Avanti Tours. Although primarily a "local" United States based group, we were immediately made very welcome by our hosts Jack & Mary & the rest of the tour group. We had no trouble arranging to join the tour in Rome. The tour gave us a wonderful overview of the best of Italy. We had plenty of free time to wander for ourselves, but Jack provided us with interesting information and commentary & provided great walking tours to orientate ourselves in each location. Our bus driver was a delight and the tour pace was leisurely. We rarely had to queue long for entry to the many famous sites (Vatican, David in Florence, etc) thanks to Jack's organisation.
We enjoyed Italy so much we went again with some of the group we had met through Jack's tour to stay at our own villa in 2006 -- another trip assisted by Jack's great knowledge & contacts in Italy!"
Jenny and David Stewart
"We went on our first trip to Italy with Jack Andrulewicz. It was a nice size group, 22 people The tour even picked up 2 Aussies in Rome whom we became good friends with and have travelled with since then.
It was a fast paced tour and we covered a lot of Italy in two weeks-from Capri to Venice including Rome, Sienna, Pompeii, Sorrento, Assisi, San Gemignano and more. Even with the fast pace, we had time on our own for sight seeing, shopping, relaxing, etc.
All travel arrangements were taken care of by Jack. We had our own new Mercedes bus in Italy with a great driver.
Jack planned some of the meals at his favorite restaurants, and some nights we were on our own. Everywhere the food was wonderful and the wine was thoroughly enjoyed. I really cannot remember a problem and have recommended Jack to friends. We enjoyed Italy so much that 6 of us decided to go back. Jack found a wonderful, reasonably priced agriturismo (farm and villa) in Tuscany near San Gemignano, where we stayed for 3 weeks. He also arranged cooking lessons for us at a nearby restaurant, and provided plenty of suggestions of places to go and see and things to do. We wound up driving 4000 kilometers and enjoyed every moment."
We have taken two trips to Italy w/Jack and Avanti Tours. Not only were they very well organized but a lot of care was taken by Jack to meet the needs of individuals in the tour group and provide a well rounded experience. We found our accommodations comfortable, well located and with a lot of Italian charm. The trips were greatly enhanced by Jack's knowledge of history, literature and art.
He gave us insights and information into these topics which most tourists probably aren't fortunate enough to get. It also didn't hurt that Jack speaks Italian! In fact, because of Jack's long experience and many trips to Italy we were able to interact with many Italians and get an authentic feel for the people and the country. Because of his culinary background we experienced wonderful food and wine, often in small family run restaurants where we were treated like family.
We recommend Jack and his Avanti Tours highly!
We have had the pleasure of two treks to Italy with Avanti Tours and can only say that they were the most memorable European trips we have undertaken. Thanks to Jack Andrulewicz’s extensive knowledge of the Italian country, it’s towns and cities, language, art and his friendships with everyone from shop keepers and restauranteur’s to vintners, Avanti Tours is far and away superior to any tour operator we have experienced. We certainly look forward to future European adventures with Jack and Avanti Tours.
Bob and Marsha Mueller