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Thomas B

USA

Aug202014

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3-Day Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

If you want to explore the Scottish Highlands, this is the way to go! We traveled on a very comfortable Mercedes bus and saw sights and experienced adventures we will remember for a lifetime. Our guide, Doug was amazing and a wealth of knowledge, relating many stories and history of the areas we traveled. We also got to know and bond with most of the wonderful and diverse people in our group of 16 which added much to the journey. There are many stop-offs during the trip for breaks and time to see the wonderful areas along the way. In Portree, we had excellent accommodations and found this to be a very enchanting seaside town with shops and excellent restaurants. The tour of the Isle of Skye was amazing and the sights and places we visited were incredible and adventurous. This is one trip that should be on everyone’s Top 10 Bucket List.

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  • The Quiraing
  • Glen Coe
  • Coastline North of Portree

Aug192014

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St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The St Andrews and Fife Kingdom excursion is a wonderful one-day adventure, and one not to miss! After leaving Edinburgh, we traveled over the Forth River and drove the valleys and coastline of the Kingdom of Fife. We stopped at several quaint and ancient fishing villages in the area and walked along the seaside, visiting the shops and even enjoy some of the regional tastes of the area. Our guide, Gillian, was a wealth of information as we traveled along the way and she was so delightful. St Andrews is the focus of the trip and we had 3 hours to explore the town. Our drop off point was at the Old Course of St Andrews and if you love golf, this is one place you need to visit! We walked the area, took pictures in front of the Old Club House and enjoyed watching the golfers tee off. From here, it is a short walk to the ancient Castle and Cathedral and both are amazing. Traveling back to Edinburgh in the afternoon, we stopped by the town of Falkland, which is a backdrop for many movies and TV series. Here, we walked the streets with quaint old English homes and saw the ancient Palace. It is a delightful day trip from Edinburgh.

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  • St Andrews Cathedral

Jun212014

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Budapest Segway Sightseeing Tour

Budapest, Hungary

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I always book my excursions through Viator when seeing a city for the first time, and they usually have a Segway Tour offering. The Segway is the best way to see the city and it is best to book this type tour for your first day. After a Segway tour, you’ll know your way around the area and know where you want to spend more time. I took the 3-hour tour with a wonderful guide and this was perfect. Our guide asked our interests and mine was the history of the area, and she was a book of knowledge. You will stop many times during the tour to hear wonderful stories, history, and its significance which make the place come alive. I have found that Viator always books through very repeatable tour companies and this was no exception. Ours was through Yellow Zebra Segways and Bikes and they have years of experience.

May272014

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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The tour starts with a relaxing drive from Athens to the mountains in Central Greece. Our tour guide spent much time as we traveled explaining the traditions of the people and culture along with the history, Greek mythology, and significance of the area. Upon entering the mountains (an hour into the drive), the scenery was amazing and the olive trees of Greece were everywhere, along the mountain slopes and deep in the valleys. After a 2 ½ hour bus ride (with comfort stops), we arrived at Delphi and it was incredible. So huge with so many ancient structures and our guide walked us along the paths and explained each one with its history, and importance. She was incredible! We were allowed some free time to explore on our own and climbing up the slopes of this ancient complex, there are many superior photo opportunities. We then regrouped at a specific time and toured the museum which contained the specular archeological finds of Delphi and our guide was there to explain each. This is an excellent museum! We then took a very short bus ride to the Hotel Amalia (an excellent spacious hotel) and enjoyed lunch overlooking the Gulf of Corinth and it was delicious. Around 3pm we left for Athens and passed through beautiful towns sitting on the slopes of the mountains. We did take a rest break along the way at a station on the motorway which had local treats and a wonderful balaclava. Enjoy!

May262014

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Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The Greek Cooking Class with Maria was one of the highlights of our trip to Athens. My wife and I had the best time and Maria was a wonderful host and excellent instructor. The tavern is a lovely environment and all were there to serve and make sure you have a great time...and we did. As a group, we made mini eggplant pies, feta cheese salad, authentic Greek tzatziki, and rolled our own dolmadakia using grape leaves. Eggplant salad was next and then we prepared an excellent Greek salad to finally top it off with a delicious lamb dish. Our group was very engaged in helping prepare all the ingredients, mixing, chopping, kneading, and then enjoying the fruits of our labor at a large table with delicious beverages. Through each step in making the dishes, Maria not explains the process but also some of the history of the dish and why it is so special to the Greek community. Don't worry about remembering the details since she gives each guest a pamphlet that outlines the ingredients and cooking instructions. It was an exceptional evening with Maria and her team.

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  • Athens: Cooking with Maria
  • Athens: Cooking with Maria
  • Athens: Cooking with Maria
  • Athens: Cooking Class with Maria

May242014

Tour/Activity

Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The Segway is the best way to see a city, especially on your first day of vacation since you cover many kilometers in a few hours instead of walking for days. In Athens, the folks at the tour company are extremely professional, have an excellent staff and assure you will see sights of the city, learn the history, and have a wonderful experience. We were greeted with smiles when we checked in and had professional instructions in how to ride the Segway. It is easier than you think since riding a Segway is easier than riding a bike, and after some professional instructions from our instructor, our group was cruising around with no issue! Gabriella was our guide on the Acropolis Tour and stopped many times to explain the history of what we were seeing, ask if we were doing okay, and also took pictures of us at any time we wanted. She was excellent!! Athens Segway is the best way to see Athens!

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  • Athens Segway
  • Athens Segway

Apr072012

Tour/Activity

Paris City Segway Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We spent 4 days in Paris and the Segway Tour was the highlight of our trip. The guides are gracious and full of history and knowledge of each sight. After walking the Louvre and Versailles with tired feet, you will enjoy seeing the city on a Segway. We saw more of Paris during this one excursion than we ever would by feet or Metro. My wife doesn't like to ride a bicycle, but after 5 minutes on a Segway, she was smiling, very confident, and enjoying the experience! Trust me, riding a Segway is easier than you think and it is a blast!!

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