Specialist in Food & Wine Travel Experiences
Our first experience with Epicopia/McCabe Travel Group was a wonderful adventure to the heart of Tuscany. Harold’s expert guidance took us to the art of Florence, then through the Chianti region with a stop for a wine tasting festival, to the enchanting farmhouse at Priello that served as our base of operations for the rest of our stay. Exploring the towns of Anghiari, Cortona, Arezzo and many points of interest in between, was simply delightful. We soaked up the scenic countryside, the art, the history and the fabulous cuisine of Tuscany under Harold’s attentive care. His attention to detail and planning, along with his knowledge of the area made for a perfect and memorable journey..
Steve, Patty and I have enjoyed all your planning; before, during and after all the trips you have planned for the ‘Travel Trio’!
The most important aspect of Epicopia is that the staff has actually been to or know people who have been to and stayed in the places they recommend. They offer a personalized travel experience designed just for you.Harold has designed several vacations for me and friends and he is fun to work with. He wants to get to know you face to face (usually over a glass or two of wine) so he can understand exactly what you are looking for. He can accommodate any budget and if he doesn’t have first hand experience you can bet he has a friend that does. Plus, if you actually travel with Harold as I have several times, you’re guaranteed a wonderful “local” experience as he introduces you to his friends wherever you go!
The meals were creative and delicious. The cook had obviously reviewed our desires and her provisioning was great. The yacht itself met our expectations and was very clean and comfortable. We are already thinking about next year. Yachting is so much more fun than we ever thought it would be! Thanks for suggesting yachting for our family. Everyone loved it.
Whether Harold plans a trip for you, or you’re fortunate enough to go on a journey WITH him, you’re in for a delightful time! He has planned many trips for me, my family, and friends. Everyone who uses him LOVES his quick responses, knowledge of the destinations, and suggestions for making every trip easy and enjoyable! Traveling with him is like having one’s own private guide for every aspect of the trip. He takes his clients to nooks and crannies that most travelers never get to see! Plus, he’s so great at explaining the history of the area that I feel like I’ve lived there for years.
My dream had always been to visit Italy. When Harold introduced me to several opportunities to travel with him, I jumped at it. I did two back-to-back trips plus time in Rome between. Not only did I travel to beautiful, breathtaking Tuscany, I also joined up for a fantastic 12 day trip to Sicily. It was so much more than I ever imagined. Every aspect of the trip was planned by Harold and we were there to enjoy all the history, fabulous food, friendly Italians... and now I have 10 new friends. I was exhausted when I finally got back home, but it was so worth it. I took many pictures and was able to share them as we traveled. Many friends and family were so grateful for taking them along for the trip through pictures. Harold’s years of experience and his love for Italy made this truly a dream come true.
Harold has planned numerous vacations for our family including several cruises. Each time he gave us a lot of information on the best cruises, best itineraries, and helped us select the right one for us. We enjoyed every one of the cruises. He also helped our son and daughter-in-law on selecting and booking a wonderful honeymoon. We recommend Harold to all our friends and family.
Harold has been my travel agent for years. He has helped plan numerous trips to Europe for me and my daughter since the early 1990s. He has a knack for finding us lovely hotels and the best trained, most knowledgeable, friendly drivers and guides who understand our interests. A most memorable and spectacular trip was when Harold created an experience in Tuscany for me and 10 of my high school friends. The agriturismo was high up on the mountainside overlooking a lake and the countryside! Harold even cooked for us. Harold will get you in and out of the bigger cities but the real magic is in the small villages and rural areas where you take the time to enjoy the people... and make new friends. Thanks, Harold for all the wonderful memories. I’m ready to go again!
Piemonte and the Slow Food Cheese Festival were terrific. Where are we going next year? Looking forward to lots of great wine and delicious food. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We will travel with you again.
We have traveled to Italy with Harold on six different trips and loved every one of them. The trips are always full of exciting excursions. We have seen small towns, museums, beautiful churches, wineries, met great people, and experienced some of the best food in the world. Can’t wait to go again!
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