with  Dr. Rosemary Swade

The Happy Traveler US

Boutique Group Travel for Amazing Journeys of Discovery

The Happy Traveler US with Dr. Rosemary Swade invites you to join us in…


May 20-30, 2016 

This unique tour will take us from northern Italy in Lake Como to Pompeii! We will explore vibrant cities and charming villages as we travel by private coach and high speed trains. During our tour we will stay in first class hotels, have private guided tours, eat  delicious  authentic Italian cuisine, see the most important historical sites as well as "off the beaten path" treasures that only insiders know. 

  Join the Happy Traveler US with Dr. Rosemary Swade for a trip rich in beauty, history, amazing food and culture.

This Italian adventure will take place:

May 20-30, 2016 

This trip is created for first time travelers and veteran travelers alike!

See the sights not to be missed for first time visitors to Italy and for those that have been to Italy included  are “off the beaten path” places for a rich Italian experience.

What makes The Happy Traveler US special...the TRAVELERS!

All Happy Travelers are delightful to be in the company of, have traveled with The Happy Traveler US in the past or have been recommended to The Happy Traveler by those that have. 

Why travel with Dr. Rosemary Swade?

Rosemary has led intimate and medium size groups of Happy Travelers on trips ranging from 2 weeks to 4 months all over Western Europe and Turkey since 1997. She has lived and worked in Italy and loves it! With joy and enthusiasm she will show you her favorite places!

Trip Highlights will Include:


  • Orientation tour of the capital of Italian fashion
  • Da Vinci’s masterpiece the “Last Supper” 

Lake Como

  • Relaxing boat excursion on Lake Como 
  • See the Italian Alpes and charming villages of Lake Como


  • Arrival at Venice train station and transfer to hotel by private boat
  • Orientation tour of the city with a visit to a glass factory for a traditional glass- blowing demonstration


  • Sightseeing tour of the city, visit to the Accademia Museum in Florence to see the “David” and the Uffizi     where some of the world's most famous art lives.
  • A "Foodie Walking Tour of Florence"  where we will dine like a local! 
  • Excursion into the beautiful Tuscan countryside to participate in your choice of:
  • cooking class
  • hike in the Tuscan Hills
Everyone will meet up and enjoy a delicious meal and plenty of wine.


Guide for a tour of the folowing:

  • Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel
  •  Saint Peter’s Basilica (The Vatican)
  • A special "happy hour" in a most unexpected place!
  • Sightseeing tour of the eternal city, focused on ancient Rome, the Coliseum and the Roman Forum
  • Full-day excursion to Pompeii with a private guide at the historical site. Including a hike to Mount     Vesuvius' main crater for a breathtaking view of the bay of Napoli

All accommodation at first class hotels.

There will be free time in each location.

Program Includes: 

All accommodations 

Private tours and tour guides

Entrances to museums and cultural sites 

Most meals including celebratory welcome and farwell dinners

Mandatory gratuities for tour directors and bus drivers

Private air conditioned bus, boats and high speed trains for all touring and excursions 

Airport transfers from Milan's Malpensa Airport   upon arrival and from Rome's  Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci airport   upon departure. 

Happy Travel companions and a wonderful time! 


Prices are based on double and triple room occupancy with a minimum of 15 Happy Traveler US participants.

Per person land only all-inclusive


A deposit  of $1,500 is now being accepted

PayPal or Personal Check accepted

Now due $3,000.00

April 5, 2016 $485.00 final payment

*Single Supplement $572.00 

Payments made after April 5, 2016 may be assessed a $200 late fee.

*For those traveling on their own or who wish to have a private single room… in Europe hotels charge a fee called a “Single Supplement”. This additional fee will be due on or before April 5, 2016 in the amount of $572.00. If you are traveling on your own and would like to be paired with another Happy Traveler please let us know and we will be happy to try to accommodate you. We cannot promise a roommate but we will do our best!

Price is based on a minimum of 15 paying participants as well as on the following exchange rate:

$1.00 = EUR 0.85. Prices and or services are subject to changes in the unlikely event of fluctuation of exchange rates. All of the performing opportunities mentioned above are subject to confirmation.

Not Included

Airfare (suggestions will be made) Estimation for May 2016 is $1,250-$1,550

  Trip Insurance (a suggestion will be made) typical cost $150-$250 per person

                                    Single supplement $572.00

There will be a maximum amount of people on this trip so please make your intention to go known ASAP. 

Please email TheHappyTravelerUS@gmail.com for directions on payment.

Please see the  "more" button on the tool bar for terms and conditions including cancelation policy. 

May 30-June 3

For those with more time...after the Roman portion of the trip there will be an optional excursion to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. We will be going to Sorrento, Positano, Ravello and of course Capri!  Cost $1,170 double occupancy based on at least 10 participants includes all transportation, accomidation with a seaview, tours, private guides and celebratory farwell dinner.

Dr. Rosemary Swade has led intimate and medium size groups of Happy Travelers on trips ranging from 2 weeks to 4 months all over Western Europe since 1997. If interested please email The Happy TravelerUS with Rosemary Swade at: TheHappyTravelerUS@gmail.com 

Dr. Rosemary Swade has led intimate and medium size groups of Happy Travelers on trips ranging from 2 weeks to 4 months all over Western Europe since 1997. If interested please email The Happy TravelerUS with Rosemary Swade at: TheHappyTravelerUS@gmail.com

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Lake Como

The first few days of our trip will be in Milan where we will see Leonardo's Last Super then off to and Lake Como to relax and enjoy beauty!


Venice is romantic and interesting. We will have a guided tour to understand this amazing city and time enough to wonder and enjoy the beauty that makes this city so famous.

After Venice we will go to beautiful Florence for all the sights and wonders or Tuscany.


One of the most spectacular sights in the world, is the ancient coliseum.

Rome is amazing and the historical sights are not to be missed! Yes we will visit the Vatican, St. Peter's basilica, the Sistine Chapel all the major Roman sites and Pompeii!