WALKING IN TUSCANY

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

There were several moments where I thought a particular part of a walk were too extreem for my ability but I quickly learnt that Sara had the measure of us all and only suggested the walks she knew we could manage. Therefore, I felt thrilled to have climbed some scary ridges and difficult tracks rather than just walking 'safe' stuff.

What did you think of your group leader?

Professional and generous. From the outset we knew we were in safe hands. Sara, our guide for the week, created an atmosphere of fun and confidence in everyone, hitting the right balance of hard work whilst not fogetting that we were on holiday too. Her knowledge, love of Tuscany and deep fondness of Bracciocoti and the family running it overspilled and touched us all which added to our wonderful experience. Sara is probably one of the most generous people I have ever met - and not just because she fed us sweeties and biscuits every few hours!!! I mean generous in her giving of everything she could to ensure every person on her trip got the most they could from it. She would be genuinely dissappointed if she thought anyone went home not having the opportunity to have the holiday they dreamt of.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Read all you can and ask for any advice you can while deciding which Exodus holiday is right for you. By taking time to plan at the beginning you increase your chance of picking the right holiday for you.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I had a wonderful holiday and tell everyone who listens that it was an Exodus holiday I went on - it was my first Exodus but may not be my last!!!