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Beware of Donna Franca Tours

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I was part of a large group who traveled to Sicily to attend a wedding. I booked with Donna Franca Tours only because that was who the rest of the group decided to use - she was absolutely awful to deal with. I am not exaggerating when I say that EVERY SINGLE PERSON in our group who dealt with her had some sort of horror story - mostly the fact that she was so incredibly rude and belittling to the customer. I was always under the assumption that the purpose behind using a travel agent was to make travel convenient - not so in her case. I will let the other folks in my party speak for themselves but, from my experiences with her . . . she overcharged me twice and then just brushed it off when I called her on it; she failed to book me in one of my hotels (but had no qualms about charging me for it) and when I THANKFULLY checked with the hotel on another matter and found the problem, Donna Franca had the nerve to scream at me - saying that I was questioning her integrity (damn right I was) and then proceeded to call me "Little Miss (insert last name here)" –she sent me a revised, corrected itinerary the next day. All in all, the trip was great, but only because we all had a good sense of humor about it. Now that the trip is through, and I don’t have to worry about her being vindictive and somehow screwing with the bride and groom - my advise to anyone considering using Donna Franca’s services - if being treated like a fourth class citizen is your idea of service, go for it!!

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