Buenos Aires, Argentina
The brochure described this tour as “vibrant port city is home to many first-class singers and musicians” and “Street festivals are very common in Montevideo, so don't be surprised if you stumble upon a Candombe or Carnival show”, “the famous Candombe takes place all year round”. Unfortunately for us, none of this was true or available to us on this day.
We were not met by the guide when we arrived in Uruguay off the ferry. We had to exit the building and look for about 15 minutes before we could find the Bus and guide. The guide herself was very unhelpful and seemed far more interested in assisting Spanish speaking tourists.
During the bus ride around town she gave lengthy explanations (in Spanish) of what we were driving past and yet the English translations were only a very few words. This gave the impression again that we, the English speaking tourist, were second class and of little importance.
In regards to the “Lunch Voucher” (Discounts at Several Restaurants) this in fact was NOT the case. There in fact was only ONE restaurant listed on the voucher as having a discount and that was in the middle of nowhere. The bus did not come back at the agreed time and we spent an extra hour in a deserted and scary part of town. We finally took refuge inside a hotel whilst we waited for the bus to return. There was NO walking tour offered to us!
A most upsetting and costly experience.
How good was this? Excellent. I cannot give a high enough recommendation to anybody to take this tour. The Segway is exceptionally easy to use and gets you about easily and with a real sense of adventure. A great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and paid attention to all group members.