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
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