Penny S of Adelaide

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Penny S of Adelaide

Penny S of Adelaide

Australia

I am a young-at-heart, retired, 60+ wife and mother of 2! I enjoy travelling with my husband and occastionally adult children. We are generally very independent travellers but have found viator fantastic for any tours we have done.

Oct022012

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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This tour is a fantastic way to see San Francisco and then include a water tour of the Bay out to Alcatraz. Our guide, Greg, was so knowledgeable and even took us through back streets to get the best sights, as well as stopping to eat so we could sample the best clam chowder we had in San Francisco. The first part of the morning was spent seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, the beautiful Presidio gardens and all through the streets of San Francisco, down to Fishserman's Wharf, where Greg pointed out everything a tourist needed to see. Then we were dropped off with spare time to buy lunch before departing for Alcatraz. The tour to Alcatraz, complete with audio package, was a highlight. It was a beautiful, sunny day - we really enjoyed our tour

Sep292012

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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This trip is really worthwhile if you only have limited time to see Washington DC. It is an early start but well worth it. We stopped after a couple of hours of driving, for breakfast in Delaware. A huge centre where you can get good food. It would have been helpful to know in advance that the lunch stop only provided McDonalds, as I would have preferred to purchase some good food in Delaware in advance. All the major tourist sights are available to see on this great tour. The Lincoln, Washington, Vietnam and Korean memorials are stunning and there is plenty of time to wander. The White House is a significant stop with time to take photos on this occasion. Our stop at the Capitol was the only one where I felt a bit rushed. Just time to take a quick photo before getting back on the bus. There were preparations already underway for the Presidential Inauguration in January 2013 so I dont' know what else is usually available at the Capitol but for us it was a quick photo stop. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but his English was quite difficult to understand - the only negative for this great trip.

Sep272012

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Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

A great tour, starting with a great view of the NYC skyline. Our tourguides Zu and Kernan were fantastic, very knowledgeable and always available for questions and giving additional information. It is an early start but well worth it. Even on a misty morning the views from Empire State Building were spectacular. From there we got on a bus and were taken to the Air and Space Museum and onto each of our other destinations, then onto a walking tour which included the Financial District ( Wall Street) and finally to the 9/ll memorial sight, before free time to take the water taxi back to Manhattan at our leisure. A very worthwhile tour!

Sep162012

Tour/Activity

Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The hop-on hop off stop was very close to our accommodation so was a plus for us. This tour allowed us access to all the areas we were interested in and we particularly spent a lot of time in Belem discovering monuments, parks, the famous "pasteis de Belem" (Portuguese tarts) and wonderful carriage museum. Great for us at it was quite a long way from our accommodation. It appeared that both the red and blue line hop-on hop-off tours cover all of Lisbon very well.

Sep282010

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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Everything about this trip was great. The bus was clean, tour guides well prepared and informative. Lunch venue and food itself was a surprising highlight. If there was a negative it was only that there were so many tourists at Versailles that it was impossile to see or hear anything that was being said by the guide, particularly as the audio system was not working that day. All in all a top day!

My Photos

  • Manicured greenery at Gardens of Versailles
  • Lunch destination -  Water Mill
  • Monet's Water Garden

Sep272010

Tour/Activity

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
The only reason this tour wasn't given 5 star was that it was difficult to find out where to join the bus for our first pick-up. A map or some sort of instruction for this would have been helpful. All in all though, great for any tourist in a big city.

Sep252010

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

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Our Airport Shuttle went very smoothly and our driver was fantastic. Even though he could speak only a little English, and we only a little French, he did a good job as a tour guide as well as driving us to our apartment in very busy traffic, late on Satuday night!

Sep222010

Tour/Activity

Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

Istanbul, Turkey

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
For our first and only day in Istanbul this tour was the way to go and a small group of 10 was perfect. Our tour guide was very informative and calm in this frantic, busy city. Most of the tour was on foot because of the close proximity of the 4 amazing destinations. However, we were unable to spend much time at each, and half an hour at the Grand Bazaar was WAY too short. This was due in some small part to the fact that there was an additional stop at the end to shop for carpets, something that we were not interested in. Lunch was enjoyable but we thought the cuisine could have been a bit more "local."

My Photos

  • Topkapi Palace

Sep162010

Tour/Activity

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
An ideal way to see Dubai on a hot day. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative. Unfortunately the weather made for a very hazy day and photos were disappointing. This was our first trip to Dubai and we enjoyed all our destinations, including the short ride across the creek to the spice and gold souks.

My Photos

  • Dubai skyline

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