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View a sample of Giovanni in a field of durum wheat. (Windows Media)


View a short video describing our self-guided tours. (Windows Media)

Virtual Tour Guide

Included in all Zephyr Self-Guided Adventures at no additional cost is our innovative Virtual Tour Guide, a series of video presentations providing entertaining and insightful information on the sites along your route.

How It Works

We will provide you with an easy-to-carry Portable Media Player pre-loaded with short (2-5 minute) video presentations. During your initial meeting, our in-country representative will show you how to use the player.

At the beginning of each day, you'll view a daily Route Talk delivered by Zephyr Adventures President Allan Wright, summarizing what you can expect to encounter that day. During the day Giovanni Ramaccioni, a certified Italian Cultural Guide and Zephyr's primary in-country expert for Tuscany and Umbria, will provide several informative, and sometimes humorous, presentations of local culture and history.

Your route directions will note where and when to play a specific video. Pausing momentarily along your route, you'll get a brief description of the city, church, or winery you are about to explore.

View a sample of our Virtual Tour Guide, a brief clip of Giovanni in a field of durum wheat. (3MB wmv file, Windows Media Player required).

Innovations in Personal Travel

Our use of a Virtual Tour Guide is one way Zephyr Adventures is pioneering the use of new technology to improve your European vacation experience. Please also read about the GPS Navigation we employ on our Driving Tours. It is no secret that innovations in technology and communications are rapidly changing the way people explore the world. At Zephyr Adventures, we are committed to using these technologies to make your travels easier and more enjoyable.

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