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W. Michael M

W. Michael M

USA

Dec032014

Tour/Activity

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

There was way too many stops that were not mentioned un the itinerary that were totally unnecessary. We were picked up at 7:15 AM and driven to where the bus left. We started out at 8:30 AM and did not even get to Chichen Itza until 2:10 PM! There was a stop at a church beforehand and then an unnecessary stop for 45 minutes at an"authentic" Mayan village, which was nothing but a big shop to spend money - none of it was interesting - and locals showing you :fake" Mayan crafts and attractions with "tip me" boxes. The toilets were abominable there and at the site. The money we paid for the actual attraction was too much for the little time we got to spend at Chichen Itza. The guide was great, but took an hour and 15 minutes providing good information leaving us only 45 minutes to explore, which was not nearly enough time and we had been there several times before in the past! We did not get back to the hotel until almost 9 PM!! Almost a 14 hour day! I would NOT recommend this tour.

Oct132014

Tour/Activity

4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville and Granada from Madrid

Madrid, Spain

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Signed up for this tour as it indicated an English speaking guide. The guide did speak English, but also delivered everything in Spanish and French as well. This was very tedious to listen to as the tour guide slis into each language without interruption so it was not very enjoyable as you had to listen the whole time to figure out when it was spoken in English. Eventually, we just tuned it out as it was too aggravating. The establishment did not have any rest room facilities available for use, after arriving to start the trip, which made it very uncomfortable, as there were delays before the bus (which was showing signs of age) actually left. As far as the itinerary, this was good and we were able to see what we wanted to see on the trip. That's why I rated it 3 stars and not 2 stars. So if you think you would not mind multiple languages spoken - go for it. But to me, an English speaking guide without other languages involved would be preferable.

Oct112014

Tour/Activity

Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip from Madrid

Madrid, Spain

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Signed up for this tour as it indicated an English speaking guide. The guide did speak English, but also delivered everything in Spanish and French as well. This was very tedious to listen to as the tour guide slis into each language without interruption so it was not very enjoyable as you had to listen the whole time to figure out when it was spoken in English. Eventually, we just tuned it out as it was too aggravating. The establishment did not have any rest room facilities available for use, after arriving to start the trip, which made it very uncomfortable, as there were delays before the bus (which was showing signs of age) actually left. As far as the itinerary, this was good and we were able to see what we wanted to see on the trip. That's why I rated it 3 stars and not 2 stars. So if you think you would not mind multiple languages spoken - go for it. But to me, an English speaking guide without other languages involved would be preferable.

Sep262014

Tour/Activity

Lisbon Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Very reliable. We had a lost bag and we were delayed for 2 hours doing paperwork to recover our bag. When we came out the gentleman was still theee waiting for us for our transfer to the hotel! BTW our bag was delivered to the hotel later that evening so all was well.

Aug232014

Tour/Activity

In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The ride on the boat was interesting and relaxing. The time at Mt Vernon was just right with ample time to visit all the sites and enjoy the videos and informational displays. Very enjoyable day trip.

Aug212014

Tour/Activity

Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This is an opportunity to enjoy easy access to all the major attractions and monuments in D.C. It is well organized and informative. Defibitely recommend.

Aug202014

Tour/Activity

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

Washington D.C., District of Columbia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We did this tour on the night of our afternoon arrival. We were able to enjoy the monuments at night which brings a whole different perspective of the, Especially the Korean War Monument where all 19 American soldier replicas are lit by a light which made it surreal.

Jul312013

Tour/Activity

London Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Over 45 minutes late from the adjusted pick up time designated by them causing quite a bit of angst, as it takes a little over and our to get to the airport. (By the way - when we first called to confirm, they indicated an 11:30 AM pick up - and our flight left at 12:30 PM - duh!! I told them they need to pick us up earlier - that our flight leaves at 12:30 PM and they changed it to 9:40 AM) Our Concierge kept calling and we were told it was on it's way, but heavy traffic. This should have been anticipated during this time of year and should have left earlier! I would think twice before using this service.

Jul292013

Tour/Activity

Independent Stonehenge and Bath Afternoon Tour from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Stonehenge was interesting, but we were pushed through very quickly after a long drive by bus to get there. Did not even have time to shop for souvenirs, pictures, etc. before going off to Bath. Would have preferred a little more time at Stonehenge and way less time at Bath. The Roman Bath was interesting but like almost 5 hours? Cut me a break! We spent almost 3 hours at a pub while waiting to leave. Guide was a bit gruff as well. So worth doing for the experience, but no need to return.

Jul272013

Tour/Activity

London Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was very nice and great food for a buffet! Very elegant and enjoyable. Would do again. It was a great value.

Jul262013

Tour/Activity

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This is a bit pricey, especially with the food and wine being mediocre, but the boat trip itself up and down the Thames was extremely enjoyable. That's why 4 stars and not 5. The 360 degree turns in front of the London Bridge which was all lit up towards the end of the trip was a must see and provided a chance for everyone to get a great picture for their trip! The band was pretty good and their was plenty of time for everyone to enjoy the music and dance.

Jul252013

Tour/Activity

Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a good trip and just the right amount of time to thoroughly enjoy Windsor Cast;e, watch the changing of the guard and take advantage of the scenery and shopping. Lunch at Harrods was fantastic! A great day trip.

Jul242013

Tour/Activity

Les Miserables Theater Show

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This show was fantastic with great seats. The actors were fabulous. We dis this with the dinner option and the L'Escargot Restaurant was excellent!

Jul242013

Tour/Activity

Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This is a great bargain, which gives you the advantage of going to the front of the line and a visit to all three of these attractions. The Tower of London was very entertaining and the exhibits were really interesting and full of history. Hampton Court was fantastic! Henry VIII really knew how to live, but of course what Monarch doesn't? Admittedly, he had his foibles! Out of the three Kensington Palace was the least interesting, but worth a visit as it should be seen if you are going to London.

Jul232013

Tour/Activity

Budapest Airport Private Departure Transfer

Budapest, Hungary

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Driver was there ahead of time was very courteous and dropped us off right where we needed to be.

Jul232013

Tour/Activity

London Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Driver was there with our name, was courteous and very helpful in pointing out places of interest on the way to our hotel.

Jul202013

Tour/Activity

Budapest Night Walking Tour and River Cruise

Budapest, Hungary

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Was not able to take this tour

Jul182013

Tour/Activity

Vienna Highlights Walking Tour

Vienna, Austria

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Useless could not hear a thing

Jul042013

Tour/Activity

Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise on the Seine

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Pricey but well worth it Hotel pick up and drop off was top shelf and the dinner cruise was very good.

Jul032013

Tour/Activity

Giverny and Monet

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Very nice. Very pleasant afternoon.

Jul022013

Tour/Activity

Paris Shuttle Arrival Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris, France

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Took 50 minutes to pick us up and then 3 more stops! Terrible service.

Feb072013

Tour/Activity

Los Cabos Sunset Dinner Cruise

Los Cabos, Mexico

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was worth the money. Decent food and drinks and a pleasant evening.

Feb052013

Tour/Activity

Los Cabos Airport Roundtrip Transfers

Los Cabos, Mexico

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Great service. Pick up was prompt and very professional. Definitely a good resource.

Oct072009

Tour/Activity

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens, Greece

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Great guide and super tour for a first time visitor to athens!

May162009

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

Granada, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Well worth the adventure and very interesting!

May142009

Tour/Activity

Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Very interesting trip. The cavern was really neat!

May132009

Tour/Activity

Tangier, Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Great and interesting trip!

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