Mich, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and fun. We would recommend him to our friends. The tour itself was quite average. The floating garden and Osaka Castle were good but the river cruise was boring and honestly a bit of a waste of time. It felt like the cruise could have been replaced with something better like a visit to the Museum of Housing and Living near the Osaka Castle which offers a combined ticket to both. The western lunch was not a problem at all for me but my husband thought it could have been better.
The tour was quite good..we visited a good number of places and it did not feel rushed. The guides were interesting and full of facts and the meet/greets were punctual and welcoming. The afternoon tour was better than the morning tour...mainly because the guide was funnier which made the places more interesting. We missed going to Nijo Castle during the morning tour 'cos it was closed on Tuesdays which was a real shame. Would recommend this tour to our friends. The Kyoto Imperial Palace was a bit of a let down but not sure whether it is because of the guide or just the place.