Congratulations on putting together twenty years of exquisite tours! They have provided unparalleled memories for our lifetimes.
— Bill P. and Jake F., Palm Springs, CA


Those who have traveled with you, and particularly myself, have appreciated every effort you’ve made on our behalf. You’ve made me quite a sloth when it comes to travel planning because I know everything will be taken care of; time will be full of visual wonders; meals and lodging will amaze and charm.
— Tom B., Washington, DC


I had one of the best times of my life on this trip… I so enjoyed our accommodations and destinations and the care and thought you put into your choices that I will long be recommending your tours to my traveling friends… Every day of this trip was full of pleasure for me… Thank you for a wonderful time.
— Jerome M., New York City  


A great itinerary, a fine group to travel with, an excellent trip that I was very grateful to be able to enjoy… The small group size was attractive… A very knowledgeable, personable and attractive guide!
— Al B., New York City


My husband and I have had the pleasure of traveling with Venture Out on more than a dozen occasions. Robert is a consummate professional. One of the things we most enjoy about traveling with him is that there is nothing to worry about. Robert attends to every detail. And, his trips always include locations, hotels and adventures you could never find on your own. I know for a fact that Rich and I are not the only ones who feel this way. We have friends here in the Bay Area who have traveled with Venture Out on many occasions and we have made friends on Robert’s trips, whom we see again and again on subsequent Venture Out tours.
— Dave M. & Rich K., San Francisco


Just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour. It ran without a hitch and both the tour director and local guide gave it their all to ensure we all had a great time. It was planned such that every day got better and better. The food was great, the choices of accommodation superb, and I would definitely travel again with Venture Out knowing what caliber of client you attract.
— Rick A., Minnesota


The whole experience was a series of unanticipated pleasures. Great food from animals and their parts I had never planned to touch let alone enjoy. Much more developed architecture than I had been led to believe existed there in cities I would have visited with no one but you, and two different peoples where I had expected only two variations on a theme. As the son and brother of teachers learning that you were a teacher explains a lot to me why your tours are so much more that just a group of happy homos seeing the sights. While we did have fun and our escort certainly recharged a number of our hunk fantasies as well as intellectual curiosity, we got a feeling for civilizations beyond just a series of good photo ops. As you mentioned earlier, it was a more expensive and longer trip than usual, but the quality of the hotels (hot boutique to former palace), dining experiences (over the top drag restaurant to patio of a Chateau and Relais resort), and large variety of sites gave full value for the time and money. 
— Tom B., Washington, DC


An incredibly wonderful trip with Venture Out… I can think of nothing you could have done better… You guided us through our journey so effortlessly every step, every day, to make the trip the best it could be… We so appreciated your extra special effort to make sure that everyone’s needs were met and they were… 
— Richard C., West Palm Beach, FL


Thank you for a most enjoyable adventure! The trip was so well planned and well-paced. I can’t speak highly enough of the accommodations! The gulets were a highlight of the trip for me in every way–accommodations, service, food and camaraderie. That was an inspired addition to the itinerary. As for the sights, we hit all the highlights and then some! Elvan was terrific as a guide. She was so full of information. It really made a difference to my experience to have someone so knowledgeable on the trip. Eric was a superb manager. He kept things flowing with a minimum of hassle. Finally, the group as a whole had such a sense of camaraderie. It really enriched the entire experience. This is one trip I shall not easily forget!
— John J., San Francisco


Just want to tell you what a memorable trip it was.  All of our adventures with you have been outstanding, but this one really left an impression on our minds and hearts.  Not just for the beauty of the wonderful places we went, but for the people and their history.
We thought the people in both countries were quite wonderful and a great pleasure. As usual, you had a perfect program and everything worked like a well-oiled machine. 
— Ingrid D. & Judy O., Marin County, CA