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Apr222014

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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

My wife and I were the only ones on this walking tour with Mary Ann, though it was advertised as up to 12 people, so it was a very personal tour for sure. The pace was good and we visited lots of interesting areas, went into the Carpenter's Hall, saw what remains of Ben Franklins house, Epherin's Alley, past some interesting shops on 2nd street, went inside Christ's Church and sat in Washington's pew, and wound up in the Khyber Pass Inn for local beers on tap and some conversation. I felt bad that we were the only two she had on the tour, so I doubled my tip. Plus she was so nice and easy to understand, even took pics of us when our battery died and said she would email them to us. We have done Urban Adventures tour before in Barcelona and I prefer this way of touring for those with no mobility problems. This time of year (mid-April) there were very few tourists except large groups of young students, but we stayed away from the sites that attracted crowds, so it was lots less stressful.

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Apr032014

Tour/Activity

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The tour narrator David was very entertaining and knew tons about NYC. He majored in communications and theater, so that explains a lot. We appreciated his humor, though if English was not your primary language, you may have not understood some of his humor. It was a great day weather wise, the warmest it had been all winter or spring, so the views were brilliant and it was quite pleasant on the open decks. The loading and unloading were efficient. It was nice not to have to wear headphones but instead could enjoy the live mike which was very crisp and clear to understand. Probably our best tour of our visit.

Apr032014

Tour/Activity

Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Based on the regular price, we saved buying these thru Viator. We opted not to take the elevator for the final 6 flights to the observation deck (line was too long) so we huffed and puffed our way up the stairs (which was probably good for us!!). It was crowded but space at the edge opened up easy enough on all four sides. Great views at about 1pm on a spectacular 70 degree day in April. No complaints at all, the staff at the Empire State Building were all very nice (there sure are lots of people working there though!).

Apr022014

Tour/Activity

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

We have been on perhaps a dozen HOHO bus tours, mostly in Europe. This one we did not enjoy as much as the others probably because of the City traffic which was very slow (not the tour's fault of course), and the accents of the tour guides were a little too thick for us to understand at times. One was an older German (?) lady who knew a lot and was personable and all, but hard to understand at times plus she would describe something coming up blocks before we got to it, then once we got there she was on to the next thing, so we really were not sure what we were seeing. The guy on the other loop had a heavy Caribbean (?) accent and he did the opposite, described something after we had passed it, for example saying "on your left you can see...." but it was on our left 200 feet ago. So, just comparing to the ones in Europe, I would say this one was ok, but nothing spectacular....we saw what we wanted to see, and that was the point....see stuff quicker than walking.

Oct082012

Tour/Activity

Veneto Hill Towns Small Group Day Trip from Venice

Venice, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

One of our favorite Europe vacation tours. One couple was a no show, so only 5 of us in a spacious new Mercedes van. Marco was very good, spoke English well, very calm and answered questions like a pro. Went to three smaller towns and saw some great sights, including a Grappa museum and tasting, finished the long day with a great wine tasting in a great hillside setting, two whole bottles for the five of us. Marco dropped us off at the front door of our hotel that was on the way back to Piazzale Roma in Venice. Lots of walking in the towns so you need to be free of mobility challenges. Quite a value for a 8 hr tour.

Oct052012

Tour/Activity

Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

Venice, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Venice is magical by night and our guide was charming, though accent was heavy. Radios worked very well for hearing her. Our group had about 12 in it. Though asked many times, some members of our group did not keep to one side when walking the narrow streets and alleys, so the group was impeding the walk of others trying to get around us. Ended with a gondola ride which was great except that my wife and I shared it with four other people who kept talking the whole time, ruining the ambiance of the quiet ride, plus the seating was such that we could not sit together. Other than that, was a good tour.

Oct042012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

Venice, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Good tour with knowledgeable guide. Got to see everything but the arsenal, but our ticket allowed us to stay to view that, plus the ticket is good for the history museum on any other date up to three months. Radios worked well so we could hear the guide easily. Lots of stairs to tranverse of course.

Sep232012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Walking Tour including Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Good tour. Was not too crowded despite being a sunday. Started on time and included also the basement where the original castle stood. No lines whatsoever for us.

Sep222012

Tour/Activity

Paris City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This is a great way to see the sights in Paris. The schedule in the map they provided was a tad confusing however, because it gives times for the last buses of the night but when we got to the stop, no las bus ever showed up at the listed time, so we had to take the metro to our hotel area.

Sep212012

Tour/Activity

Disneyland Paris Ticket: 1 Day 2 Park

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

a good savings and no problem presenting the voucher at the ticket booth

Sep202012

Tour/Activity

Paris City Tour, Seine River Cruise and Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

A good orientation tour of Paris from the bus window, no lines at Eiffel Tower saves some time. We used the Seine River Cruise the next day with no problem.

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