I now know where the term "you get what you pay for" originated. With Aria Tours, you actually get that and more. I am a fan for life! David Merritt's knowledge, experience and professionalism was evident in his amazing attention to every detail, uncanny ability to respond with great assurance and skill to any situation that arose, and evident love for all of the subject matters of the tour, whether it be opera, music in general, food or wine. His easygoing charm masks a keen wit and sharp sensibility that makes him not only a wonderful tour director but a marvelous travel companion. He made every person on the tour feel valued and special and brought us all together as a family. He has definitely chosen the right life's work. He is marvelous at what he does. I would recommend Aria Tours to anyone. This trip was one of the most delightful travel experiences I’ve ever had, and I hope to be able to participate in many more.