We traveled to Italy in Oct 2014, we went to Rome, Florence, and Venice. I can’t even begin to put into words how amazing the trip was with Mike Ross as our tour guide. Italy was so full of history and beauty, the small group size was a plus for us, as you know traveling with others can have it’s challenges, but the intimate size when it comes to the end of a day and we could dine together, talk and share about all the sights and history was a highlight for us. I can remember coming out of the Sistine Chapel and Mike could tell it was a sensitive moment for me, and he actually gave me more time at the gift shop, his trips are not about shopping, but he could see I needed some extra time, I won’t forget that.
We like traveling with Mike Ross so much we went to Ireland with him this last June 2015, Ireland was much more laid back. Our small group again was beyond belief, We can’t say enough about the other three couples in our party of eight total. We loved all of Ireland, Mike was again right there giving us all of the History about Ireland, and we learned so much we didn’t know. The people, the food and the sights were spectacular, I truly didn’t want to leave. I really needed more time with the heart of Ireland and we hated to leave our group of lovely people.
We can’t even imagine having another tour guide, Mike lets you know everything that you need to do on a trip abroad, even down to how to pack. I appreciated the fact that you never had to question because he told you everything, and was at our beck and call.
Thank you Mike Ross
We are looking forward to another trip with you hopefully to Germany.
Frank and Linda LaPorte September 10, 2015
We have been on 5 trips with Mike Ross. We have been to Ireland (2014), British Island (2014), Rome, Paris to London (2015) and Istanbul (2015). Mike’s sense of humor and depth of knowledge makes every day an adventure. We were in Rome the week the Pope was laid out in state which meant several adjustments to our plans because of crowded transportation and other closures in the area. Mike was able to still get us to everything we had planned and made it all seem simple. and Istanbul. We both love the organization and scope of Mike’s trips. Although we were in some of these places over 40 years ago, Mike has taken us to new places and made the old ones fresh in our memories. His sense of humor and depth of knowledge make every day an adventure.
Jean and Grant Shafer September 10, 2015
It’s impossible to choose a favorite from the seven trips I’ve taken with Mike Ross, but the Imperial Capitals of Europe and Istanbul are standouts. Mike’s knowledge of the history and culture of each destination is amazing! Hotels are always center city and comfortable. I’m looking forward to the next trip, Spain, in the spring!
Cindy Hogan September 10, 2015
My first trip with Mike was the fall of 2008. It was the Greece, Santorini, and Turkey tour. I found Mike to be a very personable,exceptionally knowledgeable in all historical and travel details of every place we visited.
Last year, 2014, I traveled on the Germany and Austria Christmas Markets tour with Mike. His detailed explanation historically as well as present day happenings of both countries was fascinating! He speaks and understands German as if he were a German resident and his translations and explanations to us were noteworthy. Munich, Salzburg, Traunstein and every village we visited Mike was the ultimate guide!
I so enjoyed these travels with Mike Ross that I am about to embark on his London, Southern England tour later in September 2015.
Ann Brook September 10, 2015
I have taken many trips with Herr Ross, nine (9) to be exact. I guess this speaks for itself. The advantage in traveling with Mike in a small group is meeting new people and getting to know them. Laughter, food, and wine can always be expected. The educational aspect of his trips has broadened my interest and knowledge. The hotels are great, the restaurants are excellent and the organization is topnotch. I am looking forward to going to Spain this year.
Cindy Leavy September 10, 2015