The opportunity to visit Lake Como and the beautiful Bellagio is enough reason to go on this trip. The boat ride was really nice although maybe a bit long (2 hours), and more time was need in Como and Bellagio - especially Bellagio! It is a really beautiful region and taking the tour was a stress-free way to go about it.
I can't recall the name of our guide but she was an elderly woman who was quite aggressive towards several people on the tour, and just generally a bit batty to be honest. The castles are interesting to see. The Linderhof is very ornate with lovely gardens, while Neuschwanstein has INCREDIBLE views from the bridge. Make sure you do not miss going to the bridge. All in all, a decent tour but I truly hope no one else gets that tour guide.
Amazing trip. Josh is a great guide, the bikes were really fun, the countryside is AMAZING (we were lucky to have brilliant weather too), and the other people on the tour were great. It doesn't matter if you're not a pro on a bike, or if you're not really into wine. I would definitely recommend this trip!
Prague, Czech Republic
My experience on this tour was average. There was only myself and 2 Italian ladies, and the guide had not been informed that I was an English speaker, although she did try and accommodate me in her explanations. At the castle itself, the tour wasn't great. We were given audio guides and lead through one room at a time, along with a Czech couple receiving a spoken Czech tour right next to us which made it quite distracting! The castle itself is pretty interesting (the sheer amount of taxidermy/hunting "trophies" sets it apart from any other I have visited) but the "tour" aspect of it was a bit rubbish. At the end, our original guide tried to get us to look in a shop and eat something at this cafe thing, and then gave us cards for a restaurant in Prague and said to mention her name. Average day. Probably worthwhile to make the trip by yourselves if it works out cheaper.
There was a little slip up at the start of the day, as our guide didn't realise he was working that day! So we ended up starting about an hour late. However our guide, Finn, was really great. He is obviously very knowledgable and interested in this topic and I felt he gave a really good tour of the camp. Others there were alone, or with an audio guide, but I think they would have missed a lot, as Finn was quite detailed and happy to answer any questions we had. Would recommend this tour.
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