Deborah C

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Deborah C

Deborah C

USA

Aug172008

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Buckingham Palace Tour

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This was an amazing tour and one you just simply must do! But, do not expect that you will not have to stand in line. You must stand in line for about 20 minutes or so to exchange your voucher for the actual tickets, then you must stand in line about another 20 minutes to gain entry. We were there in the middle of August so perhaps that was part of it. All in all, it was pretty smooth but skip the line was a bit misleading. Be there in time to do all of this before your designated entry time. The palace itself was magnificent. The pre-recorded device allowed you to go at your own pace. We elected the afternoon tea option but when we got to the restaurant they had never heard of us so print your voucher twice, one for the Palace ticket and one for the tea if you elect this option. The Palace will keep your first voucher.

Aug162008

Tour/Activity

London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
A great tour to do on arrival to orientate yourself with the city and help you to decide what you want to revisit. All the major sites were covered. Our tour guide was charming, knowledgeable, and could be clearly heard and understood. Our tour fell on a day when they were not doing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace but everything else was perfect. The boat ride turned out to be quite informative to our pleasant surprise. There was enough time allotted to see the White Tower and St. Pauls Cathedral and it's Whispering Wall. We elected not to eat lunch with the group and went to visit Trafalgar Square nearby instead. It was a long day but you were on and off the bus enough so that it was not just a boring ride though London. The tea and scones at Harrods at the end of the tour was the perfect touch. We did other tours of Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. It was a splendid combination.

Jun292008

Tour/Activity

Amsterdam Canals Candlelight Cruise Including Wine and Cheese

Amsterdam, Netherlands

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This is a really pleasant way to spend an evening and get the orientation of the city. They give you a map to follow your journey. Enough information was given to inform one of potential sites to visit, but not so much to spoil the ambiance. The guide was knowledgeable and witty. It was exclusively in English, so one did not have to listen to the same thing being said in four languages. Highly recommended.

Jun202008

Tour/Activity

Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
This tour gave us even more than we expected. Interesting information was given in the prostitute center by an actual former prostitute. Our guide was very knowledgeable and could answer all our questions. One recommendation: try to arrange to be in a small group where only one language is spoken.

Jun202008

Tour/Activity

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

My Review
The route was fine enough, however the bus ride was bumpy and rushed. The diamond factory was just okay, but nothing spectacular unless you were there to buy diamonds. The tour was recorded using GPS location and headphones so your information was limited. The optional boat ride was annoying in the fact that you must listen to the same thing being said in four languages so you are nearly past the site before your language is spoken. It was just okay. The candlelight cruise is a much better value.

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