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Nov232011

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Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

Munich, Germany

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

What a fantastic tour and our guide Ana was incredible. She explained everything in detail and welcomed people’s questions. At the Linderhof castle you are unable to take pictures inside the castle. The tour guide was very informative and appeared passionate about the topic. In Oberammergau you are able to do some shopping. Make sure you look around first to get the best price. Everyone seemed to rush (including ourselves) into one store and purchased souvenirs only to find that another store down the street sold the same items for less. For Neuschwanstein we had read previous reviews and had already planned to head to the bridge first. This was also our guide’s suggestion and there was no pressure to eat at the restaurant. You have a time allocated for the tour of the castle. My advice would be to bring a packed lunch or quickly grab something to eat. Take the bus for a few Euros (unless you don’t mind walking uphill for 30-40 minutes) up the mountain. You then walk a little bit more to the bridge and this is a MUST. The views were spectacular and you can get some amazing pictures of the castle itself. The tour was also fantastic. As we were walking down the hill we were lucky to catch the horse and carriage, which also costs a few Euros. This was not recommended by our guide as they wait until the whole carriage is full of people before they leave, meaning you can wait for quite some time. The bus also had a small toilet and they sell drinks as well. There is a lot of walking in this tour and there are many steps to climb inside Neuschwanstein. The tour was an amazing experience and inside both of the castles was remarkable.

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  • View of the bridge
  • Amazing Views
  • Neuschwanstein Castle

Nov222011

Tour/Activity

Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Munich, Germany

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

This is a good way to see Munich however I did not particularly enjoy this. The meeting place was across the road from KARSTADT however this was due to construction work. We also went to many other tour companies before finding the correct blue tour bus.

Our guide seemed to explain things in further detail in German than in English and I noted many words said in German that was not said in English. It seemed that the guide spent quite some time speaking in German about the different sites and gave one quick sentence in English after we had already left that particular site. Perhaps the guide needs more training and shouldn’t be so lazy in doing what she is employed to do! At one point she asked if people spoke English and when we replied yes, she acted irritated by this.

Nov202011

Tour/Activity

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

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I would recommend this to anyone; it’s a great way to see the different sights of Paris and you can pick and choose where you want to get off. There were four different routes however we only had enough time for the green line. You also get your own set of headphones and there are multiple languages to choose from. During off-peak season the busses run 30 minutes apart so make sure you plan your time well. One negative aspect was that one of the bus drivers drove past one of the major stops.

Nov202011

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I gave this tour five stars however there was too much confusion around the meeting place.

You are asked to confirm this tour and when I called they advised me to meet at the little pyramid near the Louvre, different to what the voucher states. From reading other reviews we did not meet the group at the pyramid and went to the Cityrama Tours office instead. We were then told we were at the wrong office and that we needed to be at another Cityrama Tours office where the tour group starts. The person we spoke to gave us wrong directions and what should have been a one minute walk turned into a half an hour walk (luckily we left early). We then found the correct place which was off in a corner on Rue Des Pyramides. After we checked in we had to wait extra time for other participants who also had trouble finding the meeting place.

The tour itself was fantastic. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and made sure the group was together at all times. We saw the main artworks and statues, and I felt we spent just enough time at each piece and the guide provided extensive commentary on each of these. There are stairs however the walking was well paced and I didn’t feel rushed. You are also given the option to stay in the Louvre once the tour concludes. I would recommend this tour to anyone as it was just finding the meeting place a hassle. On a side note, make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

My Photos

  • The Louvre

Nov202011

Tour/Activity

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine River Cruise

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The tour was satisfactory. Our hotel was about a two minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and we asked if we could meet there however they declined this. So we had to travel across to the other side of Paris to meet the group there. We still had to wait in line to go up the elevator for about 10-15 minutes which isn’t long compared to what other people would have to wait. The set dinner was nice and the wine was good. I still think for the price you pay you shouldn’t have to share a table and it would be preferable to be able to pick your own meal. The company we had was very nice and friendly however I felt you had to make small talk. After dinner you were then able to go up to the higher levels for extra money and take the cruise in your own time. The last cruise left around 10:00pm so you have some time to explore or you could take it the following day. The cruise was a great way to the end the evening.

I wouldn’t recommend this for a romantic evening however it was a wonderful experience to eat on the Eiffel Tower itself.

My Photos

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Dessert

Nov192011

Tour/Activity

Disneyland Paris Ticket

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

There is little price difference with purchasing the tickets through here or off the Disney website, however if purchasing other tours/tickets etc. off Viator you may as well do this in one transaction. Disneyland itself was fantastic.

My Photos

  • The Castle

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