Prague, Czech Republic
This would have to be the worst tour I have ever done with the rudest tour guide ever. The tour started at Republic Square with a mini bus it take us to the river cruise. There were 4 of us. My friend Lyn and me from Australua and 2 lovely Scottish ladies. We were told to wait on to bus for the guide. He arrived about 10 minutes later looking frazzled and sat in the bus and spoke to the driver and intead of introducing himself and welcoming us he started with "I speak 10 languages and started talking about the buildings we were passing. We apparently went to pick up somebody else but they didn't turn up. So off toghe boat and on the way he told us that we would get a welcome drink and then the rest if the drinks we had to pay for and he also said that we would have to fund our own way back to the square at the end of the trip. We arrived and the boat we were ushered on to did not resemble the one on your website but looked liken old barge. We were told to site downstairs yourselves while in the other area there was a group of Italians. From then on it got worse - pen of the Scottish ladies asked the guide to tell us how to get back to the square. He rudely told her to sit down and wouldn't answer the question. She tried again and again got the same rude reply. I said to him that there was no need to be rude to her as she was asking a simple questions that we all wanted the answer to. He yelled at me "I am 65 years old and a University Professor" my reply was "I don't care if you are 165 years old you do not need to be rude to the lady". It got worse from there so I will just list all the things we did not like as it is too long to explain:
- very rude guide
- the boat was old, dated bad looked like a barge not a cruise boat
- for most of the trip (at least 3/4 of it) we were taken to the industrial part of Prague
- the food was average
- a glass of water was the same price as a glass of wine
Chamonix is the most beautiful place I have visited. This was an amazing trip with picture postcard views from every corner and we took lots of amazing photos. It is the best trip we have done. The only complaint was the lunch was terrible. A limp lettuce salad with no dressing which had been sitting on the table all morning. The main course was very ordinary and so was dessert. The hotel toilets were smelly and horrible. I suggest you either find another place for lunch or take it off so that people can go where they want. A pity it almost spoilt the day.
It is the only way to see this city. We loved the beautiful Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière the inside is the most opulent we have seen and the view of the city was magnificent. The ruins of Lugdunum, Fourviere Hill, Are worth a look too. We did the full loop first and then hopped off the bus at the sites we wanted to view.
Absolutely loved this walking tour as we got to see things we wouldn't have found on our own. Tour guide Stephan was very informative and enjoyed the bread, chocolate and cheese tastings and information. Thus was followed up with a great lunch. It was a nice group of just 8 people. Highly recommend this tour.
This was a lovely different way to explore the city. We enjoyed the various stops. Well worth it.
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