Any opinion about Road Scholar tours, especially in Italy?
I want to see Florence before I die, and would like to spend about a week there, probably in mid-autumn, with a small group that looks after us (travel arrangements, a decent room, most meals, good museum tours, etc.), while allowing everyone some independence. Getting there on one's own is not that easy, and my Italian is rusty. Including air fare from SFO, plus ground transportation, Road Scholar comes to about $1,000 for each full day in the city. I really don't want the sort of tour that rushes from town to town, which is what attracts me to Road Scholar. Any advice/recommendations, apart from Rick Steves?