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spumkin

Australia

Traveing. Eating. Cooking. Pretty much sums it up.

Sep232013

Tour/Activity

KD Rhine Pass - Nostalgic Route - Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim

Koblenz, Germany

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

My Review

The KD company made it very hard to obtain information about the cruise. I had to get the hotel manager to call the company as they didn't speak english to find out if we could board the ship at a different stop. When we got on, the deck area at the front was really small and lucky to fit 30 people. Obviously when passengers boarded the boat in Koblenz, the chairs were not set up and they just grabbed what they wanted. So at the back where the chairs were stacked, people were sitting on stacks of 4 or 5 chairs which meant there weren't enough for everyone to sit down. The staff really should have the chairs set up before passengers board. Also when we went inside for a drink the staff were nowhere to be found, waited over 20 minutes for service. We cut the trip short and trained it back to the hotel. The sights were nice, but I would choose another way of seeing them.

Sep102013

Tour/Activity

Experience Paris: Baguette and Croissant Workshop

Paris, France

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Was very entertaining and learnt some great tips and info. I was expecting to actually make our own dough, not just be given instructions on how to shape it.

Sep092013

Tour/Activity

Paris City Segway Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Absolutely fantastic. Our guide was informative and funny. He remained positive even when it started raining!! Excellent tour.

Sep172011

Tour/Activity

2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

Athens, Greece

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

We really enjoyed seeing the Meteora monestaries but the tour its self was pretty boring. On the first day, the trip to Delpi was long and the tour guide was very dull and uninteresting. We were not explained very well what would happen after Delpi, which left us very unsure and unaware. We didn't stop for lunch till 3pm and was not warned of this, so after no food since 6am, it was a long painful day. The tour guide for Meteora was ok. She had a lot of info but her delivery method was plain. The beautiful monistaries made up for all the bad.

Sep142011

Tour/Activity

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens, Greece

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

What a waste of time and money!!! All we did was drive around in circles, then get off at the Acropolis and stand around in the boiling sun for the guide to read out of a book... Should have just done ourselves.

Aug292011

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Really enjoyed this tour. The guide was informative and interesting. She knew all the answers to our questions. The Vatican and St Peters were stunning to see in real life.

Aug262011

Tour/Activity

Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

My husband really enjoyed this tour, but he wasn't prepared for a full on workout! He was the only one in the group, which I think made it better as he got 1 on 1 attention. I didn't pay for the tour, but he was still happy to lead me around the museum and let me try on the helmets and armour. Quite a hike out of central Rome, not walkable in the August sun!

Aug262011

Tour/Activity

Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome

Rome, Italy

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

So bad. The tour guide was really disrespectfull towards Christianity and the Church. Did not enjoy at all.

Aug252011

Tour/Activity

Rome Segway Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent! We loved our tour guide! She was so funny and kept it light and enjoyable. So glad we took a Segway, we were sweating like crazy and we wern't even walking. Got to see all the great sights and excelelnt info. We did one in Florence, but this one was heaps better.

Aug222011

Tour/Activity

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Huge day, got to see so much and learned a lot. Lunch at the vinyard was yum, but super super hot.The restaurant didn't have aircon, so dripping sweat by 50 ppl crammed into a small room was not enjoyable. The local tour guide in Sienna was great too.

Aug202011

Tour/Activity

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Florence, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was really fun! My husband who is not a huge fan of cooking really got into it. The market visit and tastings was excellent. The 2nd chef Antonio was so friendly, and we ran into him a few days after and he was still interested in talking to us. Giovani the main chef was ok, but came accross a bit pushy. Would have been good to have an advanced cooking class for those who know their stuff.

Aug192011

Tour/Activity

Florence Segway Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The Segway was loads of fun and beated walking, and we got very peronalised info as was just 2 of us on the tour. The lady who tought us to ride the Segway was really stressed out and very pushy. She would not let us get off the Segway which made my feet ache something shocking. In Rome, we were taught to park the segway so we could stop and take photos. Much better. Was nice to have a rest stop in the middle too.

Aug132011

Tour/Activity

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Venice, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Murano was great. Loved the glass blowing. Burano and Torcello was intersting but not a lot to see there. The guide was very removed and did not get off the stops with us. Just told us the facts and stayed on the boat.

Aug122011

Tour/Activity

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice, Italy

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

My Review

My husband and I were dissapointed we couldn't sit together. They sat us on oposite sides of the gondola. Felt like we went through the back streets too!

Aug082011

Tour/Activity

Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Waste of money. Hardly did anything with this card.

Jul302011

Tour/Activity

Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

Inverness, United Kingdom

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Bad! Did not think we would have to sit in a shared local bus for 3 hours to get to John O'Groats. Tour guide on the bus was a giggling teenager who read from a guide book. Once at Orkney, was very unorganised and did not know what bus to get on. The tour guide was the bus driver, who could not keep the facts going because he had to concentrate on driving. If you really want to see the sights, rent a car and do it yourself!

Jul212011

Tour/Activity

Private Viewing of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was really good. The tour guide was funny and really interesting. Stonehenge was cold, but goo to have lots of spare time to take in the beauty. Bath was fantastic too, but felt very rushed. An extra hour would have been great!

Jul182011

Tour/Activity

Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Warwick was excellent, but had next to no time there. Only 45 minutes I think. Hardly enough time to see a castle. Oxford was really run down and a bit dissapointing. The tour guide put us all to sleep with her recitals of Shakespear...

Jul162011

Tour/Activity

London Eye: Skip the Line Tickets

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Could hadly see anything, and they needed a staff member in the booth to stop kids jumping up and down on the chairs.

Jul152011

Tour/Activity

London Pass

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent! Well worth the money. Used this pass every day and saw loads of sights. Really helped us plan our trip.

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