Our Scheduled trip to Italy
We are scheduled to take the Classic Italy Small Group Tour that departs on April 19th. I have been checking periodically on the availability of this tour and it has been listed as Soldout for quite some time. In fact many of the adjacent dates have also been listed as soldout. Checking today, our tour, as well as most of the tours from Spring to mid to late summer are now listed as available. I am guessing this is more than just coincidental and people are canceling their trips. With just 6 weeks until we leave for our tour, my concern level has gone from just a minor concern last week to about 90% chance that this tour won’t take place at least in it’s current itinerary. The U.S Department of State has just raised the travel advisory to Italy to Level 3 with Lombardy and Veneto to a Level 4.
This will be our 6th Tauck trip and we have nothing but good things to say about our previous trips and our dealings with Tauck. I am confident that Tauck will provide a fair resolution to all this. We did receive an email a couple of days ago that Tauck is on top of all this.
As a side note we are from the Seattle WA area which is now being referred to as US Ground Zero. The first US case of Covid-19 was diagnosed here and the first death was from here. Unless instructed otherwise we will be at Seatac airport in about 6 weeks for our flight.
Just my 2 cents on all this since I know the topic is being beaten to death on this forum. I also know there are probably many concerned people.