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JANICE S

JANICE S

Australia

Nov112014

Tour/Activity

The Hamptons, Sag Harbor and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from New York City

New York City, New York

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Quite good overall with a guide who was very pleasant and entertaining as well as informative.The mini bus was a bit disappointing as there was only 11 of us but quite comfortable. A long day, though plenty of breaks,and the time at the Winery could be given a miss (Didn't even know it was part of the trip!) A very interesting and different Borough compared to places like Manhattan and Brooklyn and the Tangar Shopping Outlet area very large with a great choice of 'shop ops'.

Jan122014

Tour/Activity

Graceland Tour Including Automobile Museum, Airplane Museum and Sincerely Elvis Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

A very well worthwhile tour. The drivers who picked up/returned me to Graceland were very good giving excellent service and commentary. At the sight we were given our tickets with very helpful tips and then left to our own devices which was great. Graceland itself was fantastic with not only the Mansion but all of the other attractions. Overall very worthwhile for anyone with even the slightest interest in "The King"!

Jan082014

Tour/Activity

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a really great tour and though there were no alligators - it's hibernation time and it was only about 3 degrees -we did get to hold a baby one though which was fantastic. The narration was excellent and exceptionally informative with a good touch of humour added. The only disappointing thing was the bus takes about 35 minutes to get there and there was no narration about what we were seeing on the way.

Jan072014

Tour/Activity

Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

New Orleans, Louisiana

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was a really wonderful experience. Great Music and Fabulous Food - what more could you want? Once inside the Restaurant (what a unique setting) the staff were fantastic - explaining the foods and describing the full buffet selection protocol. Take your time, enjoy the ambience and try all of the unique Creole food.The reception staff were a bit vague but then again it was the coldest day in New Orleans in a very long time (3c).
Not to be missed as it's also right in the heart of things - I'd confirm though, it gets really busy. :D

Jan062014

Tour/Activity

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Ok, so it was the coldest day in New Orleans in a very long time but it was really worthwhile even ducking behind the crypts to get out of the wind chill ( -3c). The Guide was excellent, well informed with a good sense of humour and lots of tales and legends.
My only disappointment was I thought there may more to see on the Voodoo aspect of things-just go to the Museum by yourself!

Jan052014

Tour/Activity

New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Excellent stops, great guides with very good commentary just too infrequent - 30 mins+ was a long time!

May092013

Tour/Activity

Monaco and Eze Small Group Day Trip from Nice

Nice, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was an excellent trip and the guide (Sylvia) was truly informative about everything we saw and drove past and a very good driver. The small criticisms I'd have was that the time in the Casino area was a bit too long and also we should get a map of the areas we stop at - sometimes it's not that easy to get back to the meeting points! Overall well worth going on a small group tour as you can see so much more of these beautiful areas when not in a 'big' bus.

May082013

Tour/Activity

Cannes and Antibes Small Group Half Day Trip from Nice

Nice, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

A very good tour, though a bit 'squeezy' as there was a trainee in the bus. Sylvia the guide was excellent and informed us about lots of very interesting things. As it was the week before the Film Festival it was very crowded in Cannes. Also it would be great to get a map as it's often difficult to get back to meeting points.. Overall fantastic and a small group is the only way to see these areas and use the beautiful coastal roads and not the highways.

May052013

Tour/Activity

Nice Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Nice, France

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Thank god I took the 2 day pass. The 1st day was a Sunday and the traffic was so bad a loop took well over 2 hours. They are a bit disorganised as far as getting tickets issued and the audio channels are all over the place. The sights/on-off spots on the loop are well placed and as usual a great way to get oriented in a city that's so much more than the promenade and beach!

Jan102013

Tour/Activity

Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Auckland, New Zealand

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

My first driver was very good and gave lots of extra info whilst stopped at different spots. Later on, in the' bigger bus' it was still good and gave a comprehensive overview of the city and surrounds. I didn't do the other loop as it only departed hourly. Good value as usual.

Jun232012

Tour/Activity

Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was great trip in most regards though it was a lot of "in bus time". The guide was excellent and well informed and guided us through the main colleges of each city. Unfortunately the main college that I wished to see was closed on the day, not Viators fault. I was offered an alternative date!

Jun222012

Tour/Activity

Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

An excellent night..what a great guide, a really great 'story teller' so witty and knowledgeable. The pick up spot was great and then the bus tour to Whitechapel excellent prep for the walking part. Do it!!

Jun222012

Tour/Activity

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition

London, United Kingdom

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

My Review

Ok so I chose a day when there was rehearsals...bad luck, because that made it worthless in terms of being able to (a) take photos of the interior; ( b) hear what the guide said about the actual stage area and how it all functioned in the day.It would have been better if I didn't speak English - they got a printed leaflet I had to lip read as the guide whispered.

Jun202012

Tour/Activity

We Will Rock You Theater Show

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I had seen the show before but this production is brilliant and really modernised to deal with the world of cyber space. Excellent seat, easy ticket pick up.

Jun062012

Tour/Activity

London Eye: Skip the Line Tickets

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Well worth it, the queues were horrendous and this gave a really good fast track. Ticket pick up was a bit confusing.
The 'eye' is the best way to see an overview of London and even if you are a bit 'thing' about heights etc, you really don't need to fuss - it moves so slowly you don't notice , just look out, not down!!

Jun052012

Tour/Activity

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The highlight was the Cathedral (crowds excepted as it was Jubilee weekend). The Castle was very interesting but much too crowded as it has a very small walking area and a lot of stairs if you aren't easily able to cope (not really pointed out by anyone). Dover was a whistle stop and maybe could be given a miss. The provider is an excellent company.

Jun032012

Tour/Activity

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent in all regards. A very worthwhile but long day. The guide was very good and informative and kept the interest going on the 'in between' bus bits.

Jun012012

Tour/Activity

Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Well worthwhile. A great chance to see London as far as Greenwich - the onboard commentary was excellent. Spend some time in Greenwich it is a wonderful place to have lunch, walk under the Thames (literally) and see the sights like the Cutty Sark and the Naval College - make it a whole day activity.

Sep262011

Tour/Activity

New York City Wall Street Insider Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was very worthwhile spoiled only by the current protestors which meant several of the streets were barricaded and 2 buildings closed. I was the only one on that day and the guide was a wealth of information about current and historical facts. Certainly for the economist and financial pundit but very very good.

Sep252011

Tour/Activity

Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was better than expected not only including the Church Service but a very comprehensive tour of Harlem. The church was packed with regulars and the tourists just mixed in, singing, chanting and really being a part of the congregation's regular Sunday Service. My only complaint was the organising company did not tell the guide I had booked the Soul Food Brunch so I missed that which was VERY disappointing. The tour office were quite rude when I went back to enquire about missing out on the meal. Don't miss this though even that didn't really spoil the day.

Sep242011

Tour/Activity

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Shopping and Top of the Rock

New York City, New York

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The shopping was a great option though the bus trip is about an hour each way so you need to give that a whole day. The Top of the Rock is the new 'in' lookout and was fantastic, even though the weather was not great - the clear roof of the lift is a 'real sight'! The hop on hop off bus was good but it's hard for them to keep much of a schedule on the Downtown loop - I enjoyed the Uptown/Harlem loop the best as the main loop is just too slow.If you don't have much time this type of bus option is the best way to get any idea of what NYC is like. For the 1st timer just do one whole loop first, then decide where you want to get off next time around !

Sep212011

Tour/Activity

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Even though I've been to DC twice before I'd never though of this - fantastic, even in the drizzle. The guide was fantastic and very informative and the highlight stops just unbelievable. Not to be missed.

Sep202011

Attraction

Broadway

New York City

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This show was very good, a moving story about the history of how black america was in the 50s interwoven with some fabulous music.An excellent seat with no fuss pick up at the box office before the show.

Sep202011

Tour/Activity

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Thereare 3 separate loops which covers DC in every way. Buses were frequent and staff very pleasant. The pass also included a free 50 minute River Cruise.A great experience and I'm getting a 2nd pass tomorrow

Sep202011

Tour/Activity

Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria from Washington DC

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Didn't know much about this but it was just so informative, particularly if you are an American history buff or just want to see history in the 'raw' - Mt Vernon is the genuinely restored home of George Washington and Alexandria a wonderful and historic town. The guide was very articulate and a wealth of truly interesting historical information.

Sep152011

Tour/Activity

Rock of Ages on Broadway

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This show was FANTASTIC - not to be missed. Vibrant, funny and excellent music. The small theatre made it even better. My seat was in an excellent location and easy to get from the box office before the show.Don't miss !

Sep142011

Tour/Activity

Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

A long day but well worth it. The guide gave very good commentaries about the history, Philadelphia and the Amish.The buggy ride was a hoot. In all a great day.

Sep132011

Tour/Activity

Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This is a great way to see NYC without the hustle and bustle of a bus tour. The commentary was excellent and covered a great deal of valuable information. An excellent complement to the Hop On Hop Off bus.

Sep122011

Tour/Activity

New York Pizza Tour to Brooklyn and Coney Island

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

If you have the time this is just a 5 star day. The hostess was 'so Brooklyn' - her stories were intriguing intersperssed with film clips of the locations. It gives a great look at NYC from the other side of the river and shows the total Brooklyn not just what you think it's like. The pizza...yum yum yum!

Sep092011

Tour/Activity

World Trade Center Walking Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The timing of my tour was very emotional as they were setting up for the 10th Anniversary. The guide was very informative and really knew so much about the area and the history. He paced the walk well so you had time for questions. Not to be missed if you really want to know and understand about Ground Zero.

Jan242011

Tour/Activity

The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was a truly worthwhile activity. I learned so much about the history of the people and the area and the guide was just a hoot, with great anecdotes and the break at the pastry shop (Hot Cookie) was to die for.

Jan232011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

A good coverage of all of the worthwhile parts of S.F. but the buses were a bit too far apart, e.g., 40-50 minutes. The commentary was excellent though.

Jan222011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Wow times 2! This was a really great and worthwhile activity. You were able to put the whole area in perspective from the City to the beaches to the forests and under, yes under, the Golden Gate. Whoa....

Jan042011

Tour/Activity

The Grand Miami Air Tour

Miami, Florida

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The best way to see this wow place, only problem was I didn't have a car and the pick up place is a $60 taxi fare BUT it was worth it! You get to see all of the city in one sweep, it was a fabulous 60 minutes and the company are great ambassadors for Miami. I'd do it again.

Jan032011

Tour/Activity

Miami Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Biscayne Bay Cruise

Miami, Florida

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The 2 different routes showed the different parts - the City proper and South Beach. The commentary was good but I prefer the individual earphones rather than a speaker. I thought optional was 'take it or leave it' not an extra $30, but it was worth it to see the superb homes on the various islands. Overall a great way to see Miami.

Dec312010

Tour/Activity

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

San Francisco, California

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

A great day and a great way to see the giant Redwoods and walk around in the forest. The stop just over the Golden Gate was a fabulous scenic spot to see SF city skyline. I enjoyed Sausalito. It is a very pretty little village and the ferry ride back was a great way to see the Golden Gate, the city and view Alcatraz from the reverse side.

May062010

Tour/Activity

Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This was a truly great experience,despite the time it took it was really worthwhile. Not to be missed if you have a spare day just to see a very unique aspect of thiscity

May062010

Tour/Activity

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
A great way to get around, especially once I figured out the different routes that the buses takes.

May052010

Tour/Activity

Paris Shuttle Arrival Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris, France

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review
I'll never use a group pick up again- too much waiting, going around and around and the pick up company was exceptionally difficult to locate due to the fact that they told me to look for a yellow van which was actually black!

Sep162008

Tour/Activity

Jersey Boys On Broadway

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
For a baby boomer, this was just the best walk down memory lane. Fantastic, full of great songs, a great production, etc.

Sep162008

Tour/Activity

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Seaport and Empire State Building

New York City, New York

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
A great option only spoiled by the traffic on a couple of occasions. The only problem I had was that I didn't realise it was for 48 hours, so I could have got a lot more value out of it.

Sep152008

Tour/Activity

Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Moving and thoroughly worth it. In my case, it meant closure for something I felt very strongly about. A must-do if you remember the event.

Sep152008

Tour/Activity

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
My fourth trip to NYC, and why hadn't I done this before? I'd love to do it at night too--maybe next time.

Jan052008

Tour/Activity

Diamond Head Crater Small Group Adventure

Waikiki, Oahu

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Even on a poor morning weatherwise it was just stunning.

Jan032008

Tour/Activity

Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

Waikiki, Oahu

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Excellent guide, loved the small group.

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