Early 60's a retired quality assurance engineer. Always been an aim to visit 100 countries, somewhere between 50 and 60 at my last check
The coach picked us up on schedule at out hotel.The coach and driver were excellent throughout the whole trip. The tour guide was engaging and very knowledgeable for everwhere we visited, giving us additional information for places that we passed. First stop was the Corinth Canal for the rest rooms, coffee and views of the canal. This was followed by Mycenae where we visited the Museum and the Tomb of Agememnon. Mycenae is an awsome place, over 3500 years of history and the views are just stunning. After Mycenae a short drive to our lunch stop, the Amalia Hotel. We had booked lunch as part of the package, those members of the group who had not booked had a choice from the À la carte menu. After an excellent lunch it was onward to the coastal town of Nauplia. We had free time here to view the beautiful shopping centre and colouful Bouganvillea flowers everywhere. Additonally views of the three castles that have been built here over many centuries to guard the town and coast. Our last stop was the ancient healing centre of Epidaurus and the beautiful theatre. The theatre is one of the best preserved and is still in use today. Last stop was another coffee and rest room stop at the Corinth Canal before finally being dropped off at our respective hotels. An excellent trip I'd happily recommend to anyone.
We had a very short break in Madeira and wanted to sample some of the beutiful scenary. I've have used Viator several times before and was happy to book another tour with them. It was excellent, out hotel pick up was on time. The driver courteous and knowledegable giving us a commentary of facts and sights as we proceeded. Madeira has such a pleasant climate. Camacha, perched on the hillside with breathtaking views and flowers everywhere was followed by the drive up through the clouds to the mountain top.The views were stunning, looking down on the clouds and through the gaps down into Funchal and the harbour. It would have been nice to have seen to the island of Porto Santo, but the cloud did not break in that direction. The valley of Ribeiro Frio was wonderful, so green fresh with flowers everywhere. We had booked lunch and tucked into a feast of local produce with wine too. The traditional houses of Santana are so colourful and photogenic. The views on from the clifftops from Ponta do Rosto near the eastern tip of the island were beautiful. only spoiled by the fact we were nearing the ends of the day and making our way to Machico, the original landing place of the original settlers. A small but beautiful beach of golden sands topped it off. Alltogether an excellent day whcih I'd happily do again on any future visit.
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