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sandyrass

United Kingdom

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Feb132014

Tour/Activity

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Obviously incredible views and sights.

BUT this tour takes more than twice as long as if you did it yourself, there are three separate "guides" for morning lunch and afternoon. None of them told us much about anything.
still need to queue as normal so just a taxi service with pickups for millions

Feb122014

Tour/Activity

Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Puerto Iguazú

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Incredible must see tour... Plus the guide was lovely and really helpful.

Feb122014

Tour/Activity

Rio de Janeiro Airport Roundtrip Shuttle Transfer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Efficient but very unclear that you need to wait til the hour to even be met at the meeting point... Left me very uncertain.

Feb112014

Tour/Activity

Iguassu Falls Day Tour from Puerto Iguazú with Waterfall Boat Ride

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

MUST SEE - one of the best experiences of my life. Do this tour above all else you ever do in your life

Feb092014

Tour/Activity

Gaucho Day Trip from Buenos Aires: Santa Susana Ranch

Buenos Aires, Argentina

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Well it was a day out, nice albeit brief ride on a horse, lots of free food and wine, but the show was pointless and gave no feel of gaucho life at all

Touristy and non authentic

Oct132013

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Krakow Super Saver: Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Tour plus Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

Krakow, Poland

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

this is the absolute must. The salt mines are really interesting and well presented, and its a great sight to behold.
Auschwitz Birkenau is a very difficult experience, but extremely important. It is an absolute MUST.
I have heard many things about tours of Auschwitz from people saying they were rushed through etc etc, and this is NOT the experience you will have with this tour. It was thoroughly respectful, and gave everyone time in each place, and gave a real understanding of the horrors.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Oct152012

Tour/Activity

Acropolis Walking Tour Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Centre

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was FABULOUS.... really excellent outstanding tour... great guide with incredible knowledge... 5 stars does it no justice... you must do this

Oct142012

Tour/Activity

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Long drive, but Delphi is just the most amazing site. Demitria the guide was great too. This is a total MUST DO for everyones lives

Oct132012

Tour/Activity

Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Really great tour... thoroughly recommend. Mycenae and Epidaurus are incredible. One point though - CUT OUT the corinth canal stop - looking at a crap canal for HALF AN HOUR was unnecessary - 5 seconds covered the value of a view of a canal. the remaining 29 minutes and 55 seconds was wasted. we stood waiting for the coach driver to come back so we could go. Corinth canal is a TOTAL NOTHING.

Mycenae 10/10, Epidaurus 10/10.

Aug312012

Tour/Activity

Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Guide was good, but really, a 12 hour tour and only 1 hour in Kotor and 1 hour in Budva, and NEITHER had any guided tour - we just got to run around quickly ourselves, take some snaps and leave again.The "food" stop up in the mountains was appalling - old stale bread, rancid cheese and nasty dry ham sold to us... just appalling food. THE worst food I have ever eaten in my entire life. Going up the mountain was pretty pointless. Hours in a coach for not much pay off. The "Boat trip around Kotor bay" is a quick ferry ride back across the bay that lasted 5 mins... another pointless "feature". To improve this, JUST take people to Kotor and Budva. Drop the mountain. SPEND TIME in the towns and GIVE A GUIDED TOUR. This was basically 10 hours sitting in a coach and then being left to your own devices twice in the places that were the point of the trip.Incidentally, Montenegro is ok, its not unattractive, but it is very overrated, and coming from Dubrovnik it is clear Croatia is much prettier and better in every way...

I'd say dont bother doing this tour

Aug292012

Tour/Activity

Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

Dubrovnik, Croatia

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Too many people, but the guide Ivana was good. Very knowledgeable. Was a shame we didnt get to go inside ANYWHERE... but she did tell us about everything

Aug282012

Tour/Activity

Dubrovnik Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour

Dubrovnik, Croatia

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Walls are great, but go see them by yourself... the guide Marco was nuts and told all the stories like we were simple and he did them all in the style of a children's tv presenter.

May112012

Tour/Activity

Lima Airport Departure Transfer

Lima, Peru

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Arrived on time, fairly reasonably priced, sent a guide as well as a driver ?!?!? but had a very good chat with the guide so no complaints there...

Feb272012

Tour/Activity

Vienna Airport Shared Departure Transfer

Vienna, Austria

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

convenient, although not especially cheap

Feb252012

Tour/Activity

Vienna Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

Vienna, Austria

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

took AGES at the airport of repeatedly asking the woman at the desk where the car was before it finally came. convenient but not particularly cheap when it arrived, but was over 45 minutes of waiting at the airport before being met by the driver... not good

Feb252012

Tour/Activity

Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Vienna, Austria

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

the "historical city tour" part was a total waste of time, being driven around in a coach pointing at things through the window. but schonbrunn was excellent and the guide was great for that part.

to see the sights you need to walk around and go in to places... this tour only really drives past things on the way to schonbrunn

Jan082012

Tour/Activity

Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

Zurich, Switzerland

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Guide Peter was outstanding, told wonderful stories about Heidi, Johanna Spyri the author, and all about the areas we visited.
The tour itself however was variable - Rapperswil is beautiful, and some of the scenery we saw was stunning, but Liechtenstein was boring as hell and not worth bothering to go and see...

My advice with to improve this tour is let Peter tell more stories, give more facts, and leave out Liechtenstein!!!

Jan072012

Tour/Activity

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Absolutely amazing day... thoroughly recommend, and the guide Peter was wonderful - so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. Everyone who goes to Zurich should do this tour...

Jan062012

Tour/Activity

Zurich Super Saver 1: Best of Zurich City Tour including the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

Zurich, Switzerland

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Not a great tour of Zurich, aside from the town centre it showed some odd choices as highlights and missed out some major things. Other tours are much better.
And as for the chocolate factory - you CANT GO IN!!! waste of time... its just a shop selling chocolate to you... expensive chocolate...

Dec132011

Tour/Activity

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Siem Reap Airport

Siem Reap, Cambodia

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The pick up was very convenient, quick and in a clean van. Efficient service

Dec112011

Tour/Activity

Private Arrival Transfer: Siem Reap Airport to Hotel

Siem Reap, Cambodia

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The pick up was very convenient, quick and in a clean van. Efficient service

May282011

Tour/Activity

Budapest Parliament House Tour

Budapest, Hungary

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

very good, well worth while - its amazing and the guide was very informed and interesting. missing the queue and having everything go smoothly makes this thoroughly worth doing

May282011

Tour/Activity

Budapest Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Budapest, Hungary

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

i was unfortunate to have a day with torrential rain, but the "english" guide barely spoke a word and was totally uninterested in giving us any information. plus she kept losing people along the way by telling us to congregate somewhere, and then going somewhere totally different. such a shame as the itinerary is spectaculour, but to be honest it was the same as going to see all these things yourself without the old lady making the odd pointless comment and then dragging you away. Budapest is amazing, go see everything on this itinerary, but she added nothing and all the things you see are either free or else you still need to pay to go in. all you get is a coach, which took a really long time to go a short distance. i got lost at one point and missed the coach, walked to the next site 15 mins away and got there BEFORE the coach. dont be put off the other tours, the other ones i did here with this company were great, especially the parliament one which is totally worth getting here to avoid queues and have a really passionate interesting guide
pity

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