Educational, entertaining and fun best describes my tour, From the Alps to the Rhine in September 2014. Whether we were atop of the Alps or on the historic streets of Berlin, Mike Ross was constantly teaching us about the people, culture and history of each area on the tour. He is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and caring. Everyday Mike’s sense of humor radiates laughter among our small group of eight. This tour was truly enjoyable and an unforgettable travel experience. I am looking forward to traveling with him again to new and exciting destinations. A future tour with Mike is definitely recommended.
Art September 10, 2015
Mike Ross small group tour, From the Alps to the Rhine in September 2014 was an amazing experience. I embraced the essence of Germany, France and Austria. Every day was full of a variety of interesting places and sites to visit. One enjoyable aspect of the trip was traveling with a small group. We were able to stroll the streets of Colmar France, a stunningly beautiful and well preserved city. Our walk over the Rhine River from France to Germany was a truly memorable and an unexpected experience. Mike’s knowledge of architecture, historical events and culture was outstanding. It made visiting the Gothic cathedral in Freiburg, Hitler’s Eagle Nest, Herrenchiemsee Palace, the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate inspirational. Mike was a perfect tour guide. He was organized, informative, flexible and personable. He made sure everyone had a fabulous time. By the end of the tour, he was no longer my tour guide, he became a friend. It would be a pleasure to travel with him again.
Donna September 10, 2015
I was excited to be taking my first trip to Europe and Italy was my destination. It didn’t take long to discover that traveling with Mike Ross was a smart choice. The trip was well planned and packed with sites I would never have been able to plan on my own or see with a large bus tour. We stayed at beautiful quaint hotels within walking distance to shopping, landmarks, museums, and small local restaurants. I felt secure knowing we were in experienced hands and we had so much fun!
Jeanie Tannis September 10, 2015
We have taken many trips with Mike and had a wonderful time on all of them. Our last adventure was to Paris & Provence. It was terrific. We loved the scenery & history, especially Mike’s teaching (ever the teacher–there WILL be a test) with his stories & anecdotes. We love the small groups & always have had great traveling companions. Of course, the fabulous food & wine just complete the journey.
Bob & Mary Lynne Miller September 10, 2015
We have traveled many times with Mike Ross and have greatly enjoyed his unique “small group” experience. Over the last 4 years he has taken us on many adventures including England, Scotland, Ireland and Italy. His incredible knowledge, extensive travel experience and wonderful sense of humor have made each trip memorable. From the moment you leave your front door every detail has been arranged for a stress free vacation. Because Mike only travels with a few companions we were able to enjoy many intimate dinners at small local restaurants , many of them family owned. This truly made the local culture come alive for us and it has enabled us to bring home wonderful memories plus many new friends. We look forward to enjoying his company in the future on another “Mike Ross adventure” !!
Mike & Michele B September 10, 2015