June is such an expensive time to go. Can't you make it in May or
early October? Also, it could be hotter than the hinges of H**L in the
South in the summer. My brother half jokingly says that the end of a serious
relationship came for him on a bus tour of Italy in the summer. It was so hot
that they jumped off the boats in the Blue Grotto and swam!
I can totally understand your needs, especially if June is your only vacation
time. Perhaps consider a tour that doesn't go so far and fast, and one that
doesn't head South when the weather might be sizzling.
Of course, I HATE really hot weather - you might like it. Sorry,
(See my post about what we spent in 2 weeks in Italy; two were travel days,