Praise for the Euro Travel Coach Tours
“My travel buddy (Tawnya) and I were absolutely spoiled by the Euro Travel Coach crew - Greg, Betsy and Chelsea. The time spent in the Tuscany region of Italy was fantastic. Great food and experiences filled every day. Exposure to unparalleled art and artisans of all types was fulfilling and beyond expectation. Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places I've seen and the scenery alone was worth the trip. If you get the chance - go! You'll be glad you did. We had a blast with our small group and made great friends.”
- Kelly D., Stephenville, TX, Tuscany, May 2019
“My wife and I had an amazing on the trip planned by Euro Travel Coach. We felt taken care of from the minute we stepped off of the van, and that feeling continued throughout the whole week. What I really liked about the trip was that Greg, Betsy, and Chelsea took us to places that they had either tried first hand or knew the owner/tour guide/historian/wine maker, personally. They have built great relationships all over Europe throughout their years of travel, so when you're with them you're treated as family. It was an awesome trip and we can't wait to go back!”
- Robert A., Fort Worth, TX, Tuscany, May 2019
“I cannot say enough good things about our trip to Italy with Euro Travel Coach. Greg, Betsy and Chelsea planned a fabulous week long small group Tour of Tuscany filled with amazing sites, wonderful food and great wine. As someone who is used to planning everything myself, I could not have enjoyed this trip more. The ETC team took care of every detail, and it allowed me to experience Tuscany without having to worry or think about anything. The only initial hesitation we had about the trip was the small group aspect—we didn’t know how we’d like traveling with people we didn’t know. Well, we LOVED it. Our fellow travelers were wonderful people and we had a great time getting to know them during the week. They felt like family by the end of the trip! Don’t think twice about using Euro Travel Coach for any of your European travel needs or about signing up for one of their small group tours—you will be blown away by their exceptional services and they will take wonderful care of you!”
- Jessica A., Fort Worth, TX, Tuscany, May 2019
“If it were possible to award more than 5 stars, I would! This trip was absolutely incredible. We, along with four other couples, were part of the small group tour to Tuscany in March,2019. Quite simply, Greg, Betsy, and Chelsea (Euro Travel Coach) provided us with an amazing experience. It began with our accommodations, a charming 17th century villa, which maintained its old-fashioned charm while providing all the modern amenities one could desire, including en suite bathrooms. But as beautiful as that was, it was the particular and individual care that we were given that made the tour so special. Every day was an adventure, from hiking to the thermal springs at Bagno Vignoni, to touring the ancient towns of Assisi, Orvieto and Sienna, to private wine tastings at a winery, to visiting an organic sheep farm outside of Pienza. In every case, the Balls went out of their way to make sure we were given a pure taste of Tuscany. Additionally, Betsy went out of her way for me personally, making last minute spa appointments and tour reservations for Florence. And then there was Greg, who after a long day of touring, offered to take my husband and me back to the tiny, beautiful hill town of Monticchiello so we could see it in daylight, before we went to dinner. It was that kind of thoughtfulness that made our trip incomparable. And that isn't even mentioning all the glorious food and wine we drank! Chelsea outdid herself on the meal she prepared for us! Then, of course, there was the cooking class that was hilarious! If you have any desire to travel to Italy, and Tuscany especially, I recommend doing it with the Euro Travel Coach. They are first class people who provide a truly first class experience.”
- Pat and Van S. Wooster, OH., Tuscany, March 2019
“What an amazing week in the Tuscany region of Italy! Greg and Betsy Ball (Euro Travel Coach) have found their niche in life... -kindly guiding others in new adventures -relaxing with and truly enjoying the members of their small group tour -creating new friendships with group members -participating in all the adventures with their group members ( and with genuine smiles on their faces) -treating their group members to incredible breakfasts and dinners prepared by their talented, creative daughter, Chelsea -and truly connecting so genuinely with all the Italian business owners they introduced us to: tour guides, restaurant owners, winery owners, a chef and pasta making teacher, organic farmer, and our cherished van driver! My husband and I will continue to follow Greg and Betsy Ball in their future travels...our hope and prayer is that we will soon be on another of their upcoming travel adventures!”
- Sharon and Mike M., Wooster, OH, Tuscany, March 2019
"So, have you been to Europe? Planning a trip but don't know where to start? Can you imagine what it would be like to live, eat and drink like an Italian? Well, this is how you get it done. Betsy, Greg and Chelsea can either plan your trip or, as they did in our case, put a small group together for an amazing week's foray into Tuscany. We stayed with an amazing group of people in a farmhouse chalet--events, sightseeing, wine tasting and meals were prepared for us daily and, most importantly, there was no thinking necessary. We were simply subjected to exemplary service and a great time.
We travel a lot. We absolutely abhor bus tours and tourist stuff. This is the antithesis. Every single meal is handcrafted. Every single moment has been thought through to give you the greatest access to the beauty and culture of Tuscany. From the eggs in the morning to an Italian feast in the evening, from personally guided tours in small venues that dig deep in Italian lore, to sitting around sipping the finest local Italian wine and prosseco while admiring the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. The trip that we took was perfectly curated by Euro Travel Coach with a little bit of everything. They even found me the best gluten free pasta on the planet--of course it must be Italian.
That's the Trip part. The other piece that needs to be said is that these folks are first class people. They cared for us like family, always had a smile on their face and busted their tails to make the trip whatever we wanted it to be.
This is 10 stars on a 5 Star scale. Be easy, open minded and ready for a good time. You shall find it here."
- John and Sue H., Bozeman, MT. Tuscany, May 2018
"Thank you Greg, Betsy and Chelsea for an unforgettable trip to Tuscany. The itinerary was packed with the 'must sees' of each hill top town and vineyard scattered valley. We loved the hikes, swims, cooking lessons and scenic van trips. Our meals were always a event to enjoy, from the antipasti to the local abundances to the wonderful wines. Perks of your trips: incredibly organized tours, effective transportation right to the attractions, knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides, dinners (either by you or by your favorite restaurant) were fantastic, and last but not least , the coaches , Betsy, Greg and Chelsea are so personable, interesting and efficient. Grazi Mille"
- Leigh Ann and Menes P., Longmeadow, MA. Tuscany, May 2018
If you want the trip of a lifetime, please consider Euro Travel Coach. If you like great food and wine and a personal touch in every aspect of a trip, then an ETC Small Group Trip should be your next experience. Greg, Betsy & Chelsea are the ultimate hosts. Whether it’s about the hill towns, restaurants, wineries, or hiking, they’ve got you covered. Their backgrounds in wine service and education were especially useful on our trip. All the activities were well planned and a good combination to suit everyones’ tastes. The villa we stayed in was beautiful and a perfect combination of old-world Tuscany and modern amenities. We are booking our next Euro Travel Coach Trip soon!"
- Jeff and Judy F., Dallas, TX. Tuscany, May 2018
"Our Euro Travel Coach trip to Tuscany was an unbelievable experience. The small group experience is the way to go! Because of the small group (8 people for us), we were able to get to know all the other travelers and share experiences with them. In addition, the group size allowed for the hosts to adapt the trip when necessary (e.g. poor weather) to enjoy the Italian countryside and charming museums and cathedrals with no discomfort. They went over the top making sure food was appropriate for certain diets and also for the travelers that did not want to hike, there was always an alternative. The personal touches were amazing for a group tour (We arrived on Mother's Day, and there was a card and gift in our room!). We can't wait for our next trip with Greg, Betsy and Chelsea."
- Pam and Mark L., Stephenville, TX. Tuscany, May 2018
"Euro Travel Coach is amazing! I had the time of my life in Italy through their amazing hospitality. Greg, Betsy, and Chelsea treat everyone just like family and it makes you feel just at home! Everyone who tells me that they want to go on a vacation I point them in the direction of Euro Travel Coach. Euro Travel Coach really organized our trip in Tuscany very well. This was the best trip I have ever taken and it won't be my last time to travel with Betsy and Greg."
- Reagan R., Fort Worth, TX. Tuscany, May 2018
"I loved everything about our small group trip to Tuscany. I don't think there was anything you could have done better. I enjoyed it all! It was fast-paced, but I love how much we got to experience and there was still lots of time to relax. The food was great and I enjoyed all the locally sourced charcuterie, cheeses, and produce we had during our aperitivo hours. Keep it up!"
- Drew R., Austin, TX. Tuscany, May 2018
"Eurotravel Coach is the best! They had planned a marvelous itinerary from a central beautiful agriturismo villa (owned by kind and sweet people with a most-excellent dog). We were introduced to the beautiful historic hill cities of the Tuscany area of Italy. It included hiking, guides for some of the most important cathedrals, discretionary time in the cities (so we could walk all over the city, or hang out sipping Aperol spritzes with the locals, or anything in between). Our hosts were flexible, and when we had a rainy day, we conferred and switched to another plan. The winery tours--and Oh! the WINE) were excellent. I was so happy to find one winery's wine in TX--something our hosts had intended! They were extremely careful with the food for my gluten-intolerant husband, and his food options were tasty--I have even tried a couple of recipes since we returned home. Our traveling companions were a blast! From the first welcoming glass of prosecco, the smiling faces and delicious food, to the last hugs and suggestions for more fun, it was A+! Kudos, y'all! We are looking forward to Piedmont!"
- David and Janie M., Granbury, TX. Tuscany, May 2018
"Euro Travel Coach is awesome! One night one we were taught how to cook pici pasta and I have cooked it at least 3 times in the last month since we have gotten back! I loved that they were able do that because now I know how to cook pasta from scratch from a true Italian. If you ever need help planning your trip in Europe, these are the people to go to! They make you feel safe and a part of their family in group tours and they also make traveling easy and simple. Thank you guys for an amazing time and I hope to travel with you again soon!"
- Breeana R., Grand Prarie, TX. Tuscany, May 2018
"Tuscany was a real treat for me. I loved the accommodations at the villa and I felt pampered by the three of you. I liked the whole program you arranged, there was nothing I disliked (except hiking, haha, but you took it easy on me while the rest of the group went on a walkabout). I don’t see that you can improve anything. I have no suggestions for future trips, but I would go with you again any time! Thanks for a lovely time in Tuscany!"
- Lore D., Morgan Mill, TX. Tuscany, May 2018