Simply Italy is an amazing trip! Getting to explore Italy through this contiki trip is an excellent way to discover the country. This tour gives you the opportunity to see so much without having to worry about accommodations and transportation. We had the best trip manager and a very skilled coach driver to maneuver around Italy's tight roads. Rome, The Vatican, Sorrento, Capri, Florence, Venice, Milan and Pisa were the highlights of the trip. Having the option of choosing to do Add-ons or going out on your own to explore the city is nice as well. When we were there, there was severe rain warnings in the northern part of Italy. Instead of enduring the rain, the tour ventured down to Bologna to make the most of a day that otherwise would have been cancelled. Couldn't have asked for a better trip manager and accommodations from contiki considering the circumstances. I honestly don't know how anyone could rate Simply Italy anything less than 4 stars. The price is right, accommodations were great, our trip manager and coach driver were amazing and the country is just beautiful. Highly recommend.
Only suggestion to Contiki, skip Lake Garda and spend more time in Milan. I've never heard anyone say they wanted to travel to Italy to see Lake Garda before. I realize it's necessary to make pit stops but I feel Milan warrants more time