Italy-Rome, Tuscany, Venice
It’s hard to IMAGINE that we will TRAVEL or take any future TOURS with out utilizing the guidance of Darren and Darla Dressler. They are a fantastic couple who commit themselves to your tour and arrange a breath taking travel adventour (pun Intended). Planning our trip with 2 other couples, we were able to provide them with our list of wants, needs, and desires with regard to what we would like to do and see on the trip. They expertly counseled us to a final itinerary which also included unique, off the beaten path and sights which they have acquired local knowledge of through extensive research travel. This firsthand knowledge of the area made our trip even more enjoyable as we explored Italy not only as tourist but also as locals. Darren and Darla enabled us to have a trip of a lifetime without the worries and stress traveling abroad.
Thank you Darren and Darla (Imagine Travel Tours) for this fantastic journey. We are looking forward to our next Imagine Travel Tour adventure.
What a wonderful experience — I will absolutely book another tour with Darla and Darren of Imagine Travel Tours!
We spent two weeks with them in France and Spain. I was so impressed with the selection and variety of accommodations, the introduction to new people, new foods, and a new look at some very old architecture. Darren and Darla have found so many places that are typically not available to a large tour. We found the trip to be tailored to our needs with encouragement to try new things.
In those two weeks we visited so many interesting and historical places in France and even spent time in San Sebastian, Spain. After seeing an incredible chateaux we then spent the night in a beautiful castle in the Loire Valley. We had a great time at Chateau Chenonceau, one of the most beautiful in all the Loire Valley. We spent the night in a marvelous old stone hotel on Mt. St. Michel. We stayed right across from Omaha Beach in Normandy. We walked several of the D-Day beaches, and visited both the American Cemetery and the German Ossuary (were you even aware there was such a thing?). While we were in Normandy, we spent the night in another small castle with Nazi tunnels that are not available to the general public near Deauville.
Then it was on to Paris. Well, what can we say? Darren and Darla have scoped out so many places an ordinary tourist might not even imagine.
The two weeks somehow included resting time in the French countryside and gourmet meals produced from local markets. I will never forget the wonderful market in Sarlat.
This trip was made so special, just for us, because of the time and effort Darla and Darren obviously put into research and organization. They were also so very aware of our wants and needs on this journey. I had been wanting to see these places for more than 30 years — they provided so much more than just checking off particular sights and events.
Yes! I will very definitely take another tour with Darla, Darren, and Imagine Travel Tours. (I’m really looking forward to Italy!)
Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
Ben Franklin said; “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail” Well my husband Jeff and I and our daughter decided to go to Paris without much planning. Thank God we called Darren and Darla and they were able to put together a beautiful, organized tour! We had no idea where to start or end. Lack of planning would have had us walking around aimlessly. Their planning and knowledge of Paris completely made our trip seamless and effortless. We were able to explore all the major sites in the few days we had there. We will definitely be hiring them for our next European trip. We absolutely would not have been able enjoy Paris at this level without their professional help. An added bonus is their passion, joy, knowledge and sense of humor that was included as our guides. We feel very blessed! Thank you again Darren and Darla xoxox
Darren and Darla Dressler were the perfect hosts for a whirlwind trip through the sights and sounds of Holland. They were knowledgeable, entertaining and extremely gracious throughout. They had thoughtfully arranged B&B accommodations for this trip, allowing me to interact with local residents, which proved to be a genuine treat! Darren and Darla are masterful photographers and and are great digital album creators, which provided me with a memorable record of this delightful trip. I can’t recommend these folks highly enough!