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Q. I have one week to visit Italy, do you have a tour that visits all of Italy in 7 days?
A. No, Stay and Visit Italy Orofino Tours offers an Italian vacation - the way the Italians do it. On our tours you will STAY in one hotel/resort and VISIT each region with daily trips (you only have to unpack once or twice). You will enjoy the Italian culture, cuisine and customs, just the way Italy intended (the Dolce Vita). As they say, “when in Rome, do as the Romans”. We take pride in the authenticity of our tours – we are Italians showing off our country through our tours. Italy has over 3,000 years of history and it is impossible to see all it has to offer in one week.
If you only have one week to visit Italy, we strongly recommend you concentrate your visit in one region.
Q. What is not included in your tour package?
A. Stay and Visit Italy’s Orofino tour packages vary. For a complete list of itineraries and departure dates and rates, please visit our website at www.stayandvisit.com.
Q. What kind of hotels do you use?
A. We always use First Class hotels/resorts on our Orofino Tours. Many of the hotels that we use in our tours are part of our family hotel chain (Aurum Hotels). Each hotel is different with a very classic European style.
Q. How is it possible to have such affordably-priced tours in comparison with all the other tour companies?
A. There are more than 300 Tour Operator companies in North America. Stay and Visit ® Italy - Orofino Tours is the ONLY tour operator that owns the largest first class four star hotel chain in Italy (family owned). Therefore, we do not have to use a third party for the accommodations, hotels/resorts, restaurants, etc…
Q. Do children travelers receive a discounted rate on your tours and hotels?
A. Yes, Stay and Visit packages are 50% off for children under 12 years old in the same parent’s room (2 parents).
Q. Where does Orofino Tours visit?
A. We are an Italian company. Our tours specialize in STAY AND VISIT ITALY.
Q. Will I have any free time to explore on my own...or just lounge at a sidewalk cafe?
A. Yes. Stay and Visit ® Italy Orofino Tours offers an itinerary of several active days followed by an afternoon to relax or explore.
Q. What meals are included?
A. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included as described in the itineraries. A buffet-style breakfast including fresh breads, boiled eggs, an assortment of local cheeses, juice, fruit, butter, preserves, yogurt, cereal, cappuccino, tea, hot cocoa. Lunch and dinner is usually a buffet-style meal with a variety of pasta dishes (primi piatti) followed by a meat, fish or vegetarian entrée (secondi piatti), plus dessert.
Q. What is the age range of most travelers?
A. Past tour participants ages range from young to young at heart, 20s to 80s. The majority are mature professionals and retirees. We also have families with grandparents and children.
Q. Where do tour participants come from?
A. Past participants have joined our tours from all corners of North America. Travelers who choose Stay and Visit ® Italy Orofino Tours tend to be well-educated, flexible, and curious. Our tour guests are open-minded and enjoy the company of other seasoned travelers.
Q. Will I be asked to pack and unpack my bags every day and move onto another hotel?
A. No. Stay and Visit ® Italy Orofino Tours have a regional focus. We stay in one place and travel via motor coach, hydrofoils and ferries to visit several.
Q. How much walking is required?
A. You can expect some walking. Many of the historical centers do not allow motorized vehicles, therefore, we must walk. A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is a must!
Q. How do we get around the countryside? And the sea?
A. For land tours you will travel in comfortable mini buses with expert drivers. To visit the islands, we will be transported by sleek and fast hydro-foils, boats and ferries.
Q. What will the temperatures be like in Italy?
A. You will find temperatures in Italy very similar to the mid-Atlantic temperatures in the US. It is wise to layer clothing in preparation for warmer days and cooler evenings.Temperatures in Southern Italy are more like Florida, warm winters and hot summers.
Q. Will there be someone at the airport/train station when I arrive?
A. A representative will be carrying a Stay and Visit ® Italy sign. You have to join the arrival group transfer place and timing as indicated in our web site/brochure and in your final itinerary.
Q. What will I receive before my departure?
A. You will receive your final itinerary 1 week prior departure via e-mail and via regular mail.
Q. Will I have a point of contact in Italy?
A. Yes. In your departure package there will be contact information of your Stay and Visit ® Italy Orofino Tours representative. In case of any last minute changes or emergencies, you can contact your representative directly. You may also call the hotel of your first destination with all pertinent information.
Q. How large of a group will I travel with?
A. We rarely exceed 20 travelers. Best of all, we guarantee all our tour departures.
For more information and for reservations contact:
Stay and Visit ® Italy – Orofino Tours
North America Office
7256 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota - Florida - 34231 - USA
Stay and Visit Inc.
STAY AND VISIT ® is a registered trade mark.
DBA: STAY AND VISIT ITALY - OROFINO TOURS
Fla. Seller of Travel Ref. No. ST37039