The tour was the highlight of our two week trip. Our tour guides were wonderful. We learned things about Pisa and Florence that we never would have known if we had done this on our own. The whole tour ran like clockwork. We never felt hurried and we saw exactly what we wanted to see and some things we didn't know about but we're glad we didn't miss. Wonderful day!
Costa del Sol, Spain
This tour started out disappointing. The tour group picked us up late in Estepona and then the tour guide acted like we were delaying the tour when we had been there early waiting, not knowing where they were. The bus was full so we had to take 4 separate seats. My child had to sit with a stranger and my husband sat with the tour guide. Her English was so bad, we couldn't understand her. I heard the Americans behind me say they couldn't understand her either. Trying to get through Spanish customs was a nightmare. The guide was completely disorganized. Once we got to Morocco and we had a new guide, the tour was delightful! He was a great guide and we saw and did everything we wanted except, it was my understanding that we would not be taken anywhere to be pressured into buying carpets or goods of any kind. We only went to one store, sat through a carpet demo then went to a cosmetics/spice store and we were again pressured to buy saffron, etc. I think this tour was misrepresented.
I had a hard time locating where to go to obtain the hop on hop off passes. Then after going there to get them and being told i could just go to the museum and by pass the line, i still had to wait in the line at the museum to convert the passes i stood in line for previously into tickets for the museum. I could have gone to the museum and stood in the same line and avoided the previous hassle. So nothing was gained by doing this tour.