Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Agrigento-Italy by Tour Guide Sara (Guide #1567)


John Newcomb

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

John Newcomb

United States
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Tour: #82758, Girgenti: Agrigento's medieval city, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

Our guide, Sara, met us right on time as we changed the meeting location at the last minute. She was very responsive to our emails/texts. As a guide she was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Her English was excellent. She went beyond her guiding service to help us find a parking spot and how to pay.

Nicholas Poulos

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Sara was wonderful. Knows her stuff. Also arranged a spectacular lunch for my wife and I at Villa Athena overlooking the Concordia Temple as it was my wife's 55th birthday. Highly recommend.

Lawrence Sheff

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Sara (our guide) was very accomodating- we were well over an hour late, although we kept in touch. However, it was a very hot day and truth be told... after having been to Athens acropolis three times, Crete, Epheseus and Delphi and other ancient Greek and Roman sites... Agrigento was not as impressive as I had hoped ! Perhaps we should have been there very early in the morning when it might have been cooler, and really explored everything including the gardens - which are said to be beautiful.

Susan G.

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Sara was an excellent guide for our tour. Her knowledge of the sites was extensive and her friendly manner was enjoyable. She also carried with her diagrams of what the ancient floor plans of the temples would have looked like, which helped us to imagine what the temples were like when they were built. Thank you Sara.

Linda Edwards

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Dinah Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Very informative tour and Sara was very patient waiting for us when the bus failed to drop us off!

Phil Toews

Canada
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Sara was extremely knowledgeable about the Valley of the Temples. It was a great tour.

Karen McCartney

New Zealand
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Laura Pitchford

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Sara was a lovely person and made the meeting to start the tour very convenient. She knew her history and had lots of Interesting facts to share. Personally I felt the tour was too long and not full of energy but it could have been tiredness on my part.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura Actually the walking gets longer when il starts from the private access of Villa Athena Hotel. But having no car there is no other possibility. But this avoids customers driving parking and queue at the regular entrance. This is why many customers choose staying in Villa Athena Hotel ***** and I consent with their choice.

Dennis Zaffuto

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/18

Saluti Travelers Do not hesitate to experience a truly inspiring presentation with Sara. Her detailed knowledge, native Sicilian passion and local perspective make for an intimate tour well worth the price. A presto!

Jeanie Milliken

United States
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Tour: Archaelogical Museum and Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 24/18

We enjoyed our tour with Sara. She was clear. Her English was perfect. She gave us the highlights and moved the tour along perfectly. I would certainly use her again!

Carol Johnson

Australia
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 27/17

Informative and interesting not only on Valley of the Temples, also on local Sicilian life and Mediterranean archeological insight.

Brian Singer

United States
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Tour: Archaelogical Museum and Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 16/17

Sara provided us with a great overview of this unique archaelogical site which we would have never been able to grasp on our own. Many books provide the information that Sara shared however the time is spent looking down at the book instead of looking up !

Brian Singer

United States
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Tour: #82758, Girgenti: Agrigento's medieval city, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Sara provided us with a great overview of Girgenti and areas of the community which we would have surely missed otherwise. As a long-time resident of the community, Sara provided an informative and interested perspective of the then and now events that shape the changing dynamics of the city.

Judith Cucinotta

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Sara met us promptly at the agreed time and provided us with an EXCELLENT experience! She was exceptionally knowledgeable and prepared with illustrations and enlightening facts. She adjusted her pace to meet our needs and answered every one of our questions thoroughly, and so much more. We got so much more out of our visit than we would have on our own. We highly recommend Sara as a terrific guide!

Benjamin Green

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Kolymbetra Garden, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 20/17

We had a great time with Sara. She was extremely knowlegable and personable. She didn't rush us through the tour and gave us additional information about the surrounding area. She even called a restaurant she recommended for reservations (and the restaurant was fantastic). We really couldn't have been happier. Great tour. You can't go wrong.

Erica Stuckey

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

Very interesting, enjoyed the tour, and learned so much. Would highly recommend.

Tim Foley

Canada
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

Sara was fantastic. Her knowledge of the area, the history and the archaeology of the site was exemplary. We enjoyed our morning with her and learned a lot from her. Our 11 yr old grandson was with us and he really enjoyed the tour as well. Sara engaged us all and was very good with keeping the tour on track and interesting. We would highly recommend her and Tours by Locals to all our traveling friends.

Jim B.

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Sara is expert on the site and had good visual materials (e.g., layout of temple interiors) to supplement her descriptions. She is fluent in English, but one needs to listen carefully due to her accent, although it wasn't an issue for us. I would recommend her to a friend.

Rosy Green

Australia
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

My family and I had a wonderful tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with Sara. She was extremely knowledgable and we all felt that we learnt such a lot from her. Sara was very flexible and we were able to change our starting time to suit our schedule. I would highly recommend her tour.

Edward Graf

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Sara was excellent. She was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and patient with us. It took a little while to adjust to her accent,but once we did, I could understand everything beautifully. She truly brought the temples to life with her genuine passion and knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy to learn having helped you to enjoy this extraordinary site.

Amy Drezner

United States
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Tour: Archaelogical Museum and Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jun 7/17

Sara was wonderful! Very knowledgeable! We really enjoyed our tour. She was very helpful. We would highly recommend the door with Sara!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really happy to know everything went well. I wish you all the best in your life!

Linda Larson

United States
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Tour: Archaelogical Museum and Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 16/17

Martin Brodigan

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/17

Very enjoyable afternoon at the Valley of Temples

Brian Thiel

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

Sara is an exceptional guide and gave a tremendously interesting and informative tour of Valley of Temples in Agrigento. Very highly recommended for her knowledge of the Valley and region's history, culture and architecture.

Anthony Angeli

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

A great private tour. Two hours was the perfect amount of time to see all of the temples. Thanks Sara.

Richard Archer

Australia
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 7/16

Sara gave us an intelligent, thorough 2 hr tour of the marvellous Valley of the Temples yesterday. All of this was done in a patient, affable manner.

Carol Gladstone

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 16/16

Sara is quite knowledgable and added a great deal to our appreciation and understanding of the Valle dei Templi site at Aggregento and to the place in Sicily's history played by Greek civilization. In addition, we especially appreciated the flexibility in scheduling that she offered to us when our plans had changed, making it very difficult to meet with her at our originally scheduled time.

Kevin Centofanti

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 14/16

Well paced and very informative tour. Sara was extremely knowledgeable and exuded passion in describing the Temples and key artifacts in the historical Museum. Rating 5/5. You will be very pleased to have Sara as your guide.

Theresa Tuliszewski

United States
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Tour: Temples and Agrigento City, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 6/16

Sara was a wonderful tour guide. Even though we had difficulty finding her originally she was very patient and guided us through the streets of Agrigento. Sara was extremely knowledgeable about all of the tour highlights and her suggestions of places to see and eat where very good. Sara made the valley of the temples come alive with her explanations and stories. Truly a wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for the wonderful time spent together. It was really very nice meeting you!

Herman Van Karnebeek

Netherlands
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 3/16

Sara is a pleasant guide and knowledgeable about her bussiness and is one time.

Helene Bastien

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

Sara was great, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour - thank you!

Stewart Anderson

Australia
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

Rupert Legge

Canada
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 5/16

Sara provided us wth an excellent tour! Lots of detailed information, presented in a very down to earth understandable manner. She greatly enhanced our enjoyment of the Valley of the Temples.

Kristin Gansle

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/16

Sara's English was great and she provided excellent historical perspective as well as answers to every question we asked, even the ones that were not, strictly speaking, historical. We are a family with two teen-aged boys (as well as Mom and Dad) who are very interested in ancient history and culture. I strongly recommend her as a tour guide for the Valley of the Temples. Thank you, Sara!

Gitelle Seer

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 19/16

Sara is a delightful guide - extremely knowledgeable and interesting. She answered all of our questions and patiently accommodated the photographers in the group. We are delighted that we chose Toursbylocals and would happily use this company again and wholeheartedly recommend Sara!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Gitelle for your kind comment. I was happy to work with enthusiastic travelers as your group!

Arlene McGee

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/16

Sara in an excellent guide. She made the tour very informative and interesting

Anne Pelleschi

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/16

As senior citizens, we knew that to get the most out of visiting an archeological site, we needed a qualified guide. Luckily, Sarah was available at the last minute and gave us a comprehensive introduction to the history of Agrigento and a wonderfully informative tour of the Valley of Temples. The pace of the tour was pitched to our mobility and questions we raised about a variety of things were answered succinctly and clearly. The two hour tour was just right for us. Thank you Sarah

Nicole Fraser

Switzerland
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Mar 23/16

Sara was marvelous. We had terrible weather the day of our tour but she quickly adapted it to the timing of the rain . We still felt we got to see it all without missing anything. Her suggestions for lunch and dinner in Agrigento were perfect.

Cindy Johnson

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

Sara met us near the entrance to the Valley of the Temples and provided us a knowledgeable and thorough tour of this breathtaking and incredible place. Having visited Paestum in the past, we were anxious to see Agrigento and compare the two. Agrigento is an amazing place and it only served to make us want to return to Paestum again, this time with a tour guide. Thank you Sara. Aaron and Cindy Johnson Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Victor Arrington

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples World Heritage Site, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

Very well organized and informative. Sara did a great job providing a good overview of Agregento Parc in just two hours. I appreciated her schematics explaining the various points of interest. I highly recommend her services.

Ben Stafford

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Dec 15/15

Sara was a perfect guide! Please do not hesitate to contact Sara for your tour of the museum and the valley of the temples at Agrigento. She met us at the museum and gave a very informative overview of the artifacts. Then we followed her to the temples and she conducted a private tour with a delightful and information packed discussion as we walked. Her English is excellent, she was punctual and her tour was everything it promised to be.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your enthusiastic comment. I wish you all the best in the next new year! Sara

Martha F.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Jul 22/15

Sara was thorough, knowledgable and pleasant. We learned a great deal from her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martha It was a real pleasure working with your nice family!

Michael Rosen

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 27/15

Very knowledgable and interesting. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Michael. Enjoy your journey in Sicily!

Martha Babcock

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 21/15

Sara was a wonderful guide to the Valley of the Temples: very knowledgable about the history and a genuine enjoyment in showing me the treasures of this place. I consider myself very fortunate indeed in having spent a afternoon with Sara, while English was as excellent as her scholarship.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Martha. It was really nice meeting you. I will remember what a nice afternoon we spent together!

Steven Hill

United States
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Tour: Temples and beaches, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 13/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steven, I wish you had acconsented to perform the whole tour, including beaches, before rating it. Thanks anyway

Jerry Neuwirth

United States
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples, Western Sicily, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/14

Sara was knowledgeable, could have been more patient

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 1)I regularly meet customers at the archaeological site,we always meet up thanks to a call.If they land in the wrong entrance I join them asap.2)Questions are welcome.I've always answered questions, I asked as a favour to listen first,then your questions otherwise I forget important points.Next time I will stop to ask if you have questions before I finish.3)Temples tour involves a 1 km long walk.No cars.I will make this clear at the start of the tour.l take all your comments into consideration,thanks

Letitia Farrell

Australia
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: May 28/14

We did a private tour of the Valley of the Temples and the Archaeological Museum with Sara in April 2014. Sara, a local from Agrigento, was an excellent guide. She spoke clear English and was very knowledgeable and passionate about the temples and the site. My husband usually gets quite bored with the museum side of things, but Sarah expertly took us through the main highlights of the museum without dwelling on every piece of pottery or giving overly long explanations. Fascinating tour, highly recommend!!

Lilia Daniel

United States
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Tour: Temples and Agrigento City, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 29/13

Sara was fabulous! I am a camera buff so she was very patient and helpful. Her knowledge was incredible. (I just wish I had recorded her on my smartphone.) We had to rearrange our day and she rolled with the punches. We decided to drive ourselves around the island so guides like Sara made the trip much better. I felt that the tour was well worth the cost and look forward to using local guides in the future.

Mina Cohen

United States
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 24/13

Sara was a wonderful guide, very friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all our questions. She especially did a great job of maneuvering around big groups and in the museum knew her way around well enough for us to see the highlights without getting bogged down as there were a lot of works there.

Gabrielle Walsh

Switzerland
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Tour: Temples and Agrigento City, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 26/13

We really enjoyed our day out with Sara, first the temple site, then the museum and finally Agrigento city. It was really fascinating. We toured with our three children - 5, 12, 14- and they also enjoyed themselves. Needless to say, Sara knew the answer to every question and her passion for Agrigento and it's history was clear.

Michael Greenberg

France
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Tour: Valley of Temples and Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Date: Apr 21/13

Sara was terrific. She corresponded clearly in advance of our tour and was waiting at the meeting point as planned. Her tour of the Valley of Temples and museum was perfectly adapted to our family of adults with younger children. Sara is highly knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. Her use of pictures in a book to demonstrate certain features or drawings of the what the buildings would have looked like really brought the ruins to life. A must see historical site, we highly recommend Sara!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! Travellers like you, so interested and enthusiastic, let really us, guides, make the most of our work.

Gillian Tso

Hong Kong
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Tour: #6179, Valley of Temples, Western Sicily, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/12