Of course I'm still searching even though I've been in contact with a tour group based in Palermo and the lady I spoke with on the phone this morning sounds lovely...and she does speak English but at times I had a hard time understanding her...and probably she did me as well. I'm just a little concerned there may be a language barrier when it comes to actually booking the tour. Written communication has been perfect though.
Today I ran across this group based in MA here in the states and their package is a 12 day tour and you can do a two day Rome extension and the flight is included...the cost sounds "too good to be true"....anyone ever heard of them?
If so...what do you know....the guy on the phone sounded very young...unless I am just that much older....lol