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STORY Land & Sea

Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
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About STORY Land & Sea
Story Land & Sea operates small group tours (single day and multi day) in Italy and throughout the world.
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Venice Private Water Arrival Transfer

Enjoy a Private Meet and Greet with luggage assistance from the Venice airport (VCE) or Santa Lucia Train Station by private boat to your San Marco Hotel water entrance. Soak in the iconic canals and beautiful architecture as your private experience makes it's way to your hotel. What better way to introduce yourself to this enchanting city on water. No cars are allowed inside Venice so your boat is the only way to get there! Upon arrival to the hotel, the driver will assist you with your luggage and make sure you are taken care of. Standard gratuities are included for the driver. Enjoy your time in Venice!
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30 to 45 minutes
from $216.02

9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome Tour

Experience SAVVY Adventures all-inclusive Premium Itinerary package (listed here) and see Italy from Venice to Florence to Rome. With SAVVY Adventures, all of the arrangements are made for you to enjoy independent travel with a group tour price, private tours with our English-Speaking Expert Guides (one-on-one attention, no big groups), a perfect mix of sight-seeing and leisure time, wonderful welcome dinners (1 in each city), a gondola ride in Venice, private arrival and departure transfers as well as all on tour transportation. This really is THE way to see Italy!
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10 days
from $4,084.29

15 Day Best of Italy: Lake Como to the Amalfi Coast

Experience SAVVY Adventures all-inclusive Premium Itinerary package (listed here) and see Italy from Milan all the way to the Amalfi Coast. With SAVVY Adventures, all of the arrangements are made for you to enjoy independent travel with a group tour price, private tours with our English-Speaking Expert Guides (one-on-one attention, no big groups) in Venice, Florence & Rome, small group sight-seeing in Lake Como and on the Amalfi Coast, a perfect mix of sight-seeing and leisure time, wonderful welcome dinners (1 in each city), a gondola ride in Venice, private arrival and departure transfers as well as all on tour transportation. This really is THE way to see Italy!
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15 days
from $6,475.61

11 Day Italy's Great Cities Small Group Tour

Industry Leading Small Group Tour.

Discover our True Small Group (16 guests or less) approach to travel that spurred an entire industry to change its approach to touring! We send an American STORY Tour Captain on every small group tour and they are your host from beginning to end. Enjoy included admissions with no annoying up-sell while on vacation – this is unique in the tour industry - with Entrance Fees, Taxes, Tourist Tax and all gratuities included except for your Story Tour Captain. We have Leisure-Time built in, Magic Portage (don't mess with your suitcase), Cocktails & Premium Wine included, no big buses (no small vans), and enjoy Story's complimentary Laundry Service mid-tour to help you pack lighter. Recognized by Arthur Frommer as "the perfect way to see Italy".
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11 days
from $7,260.00
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SAlife wrote a review Oct 22
San Antonio, Texas203 contributions42 helpful votes
Fabulous trip. The Story way is worry free. The hotels were unbelievably exceptional (roof top breakfasts in Rome) and all close by the main attractions. The welcome dinners are over the top and absolutely no skimping on anything. Each day you did have time after lunch to do what you wanted to or opt for extra outing....very nice to have that choice. Did not feel rushed about anything, our trip guide was David and he was more than exceptional. He organized a roof top happy hour in Rome, and we watched the sun set from there.... WOW. Luggage -- what luggage? Story took care of it every move-. Even had our laundry done half way through. The vehicles were always top notch-- no big bus. We felt like a family on this trip and it was a trip of a lifetime. We highly recommended traveling with Story. We hope to again soon.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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TravelingKat98 wrote a review Oct 22
Redmond, Washington23 contributions4 helpful votes
We signed up for Story's tour for Italy's great cities and took in-laws with. This was a wonderful experience. With the small tour we were able to get down into the heart of all the big cities with transportation without any issues. Dinners were intimate and fun with our tour guide Sara. Even on nights when we didn't have a planned meal Sara came with us and found really great dining. Story took care of everything, transporting luggage, arranging all details of the trip, and all site tour guides were phenomenal. There were many unexpected surprise along the way.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Sabrena wrote a review Aug 2020
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Buyer Beware! Some of the tours advertised on Trip Adviser for Story Land & Sea are really run by SAVVY Adventures, a company underwritten by Story Land & Sea. Story Land & Sea cancelled our SAVVY Adventures Tour of Italy in March of 2020. We paid them $13,779 for a trip that was supposed to happen 5/2 /2020- 5/21/2020. Story Land & Sea offered us 10% of our monies back, or 33% back in the form of a credit if we traveled on one of their itineraries by 12/31/2020. Needless to say we won't be giving them any of our business for future trips. How a company comports itself when things go awry, as they did with COVID-19, is a true testament to its character. Story Land & Sea did horribly.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from AnneMarie R, Operations at STORY Land & Sea
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Dear SAVVY Guest, Please make note, SAVVY is a completely separate brand from STORY Land & Sea. As we mentioned in reply we cannot refund you while you are/were seeking reimbursement from your insurance company. That said, we still would like to thank you for sharing your experiences with us and we, like you, regret that the Pandemic occurred. So many travelers were affected so close to their trip departure like yourselves. We were required to abide by the terms of our contract with our guests which, of course, addressed situations beyond our control such as a global pandemic. That said, STORY (who is the parent company of SAVVY who you were traveling with) made an exception and offered partial travel via future trip credit through the end of the year, which was a reflection of our outstanding Italian partners who also gave us partial credit through the end of 2020. We would hope you are able to reconnect with SAVVY and travel in the future.
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GeorgetownMarla wrote a review Jan 2020
Georgetown, Texas13 contributions
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From arrival to departure, we were pampered and spoiled by incredible service from Mark Story and his team. (Mark is a total ham, by the way. Very entertaining.) We didn't have to think about anything! Just show up! Transportation was luxurious and punctual, with friendly, entertaining drivers. Every hotel room was gorgeous, both in aesthetics and location. Breathtaking, jaw dropping views in every city. Intimate venues that are truly off the beaten path, and customized experiences that the average tourist will never experience. It's impossible to pick my favorite part - the entire trip was fantastic - but if I had to, I'd say the last 3 days on the Amalfi coast were the most mind blowing. Everything looks like a postcard, and yet there it is, right in front of you, waiting to be experienced. The sights, sounds, and flavors of what is truly a magical country are permanently embedded in my soul because of this trip.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Charles S wrote a review Nov 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I recently took Story's 11 Day Grand Imperial Capitals Tour. In a word it was wonderful. It was billed as a group tour but since we were the only people that had signed up, Story, true to their word, converted it into a private tour. Four cities were on the tour: Krakow, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Each city was interesting and beautiful-you could easily envision yourself back in the Austro-Hungarian empire. The Story arrangements were seamless-from pickup to and from the airports, guides for an evening and morning walk, beautiful city-center hotels and approximately half the meals with guides at interesting restaurants. As with all Story tours, about half the days and evenings are with guides and half your on your own--an ideal arrangement from our point of views. This is the second Story trip we've taken and ever since the first one, I've been recommending Story to all our friends. If you've ever wanted to visit the major Eastern Europe cities, this is the tour to take.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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