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Apr142015

Tour/Activity

Munich, Germany

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I enjoyed this tour a lot. Salzburg was lovely. But the Lake District was spectacular. The boat ride in the afternoon was very scenic. A well run tour, and very informative.

Apr132015

Tour/Activity

Munich, Germany

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

A very sobering tour, but one I'm glad I did. Well worth doing.

Apr112015

Tour/Activity

Munich, Germany

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I really enjoyed this day out. I think Linderhof was better than Neuschwanstein, but both castles are absolutely beautiful. It's a real pity that King Ludwig didn't get a chance to finish Neuschwanstein. The guide was excellent and the day went off beautifully. Well worth it.

Apr022015

Tour/Activity

Venice, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

An interesting boat trip to the local islands near Venice. I enjoyed it. And I particularly enjoyed that it was kept strictly on time as I had a train to catch and didn't want for it to go over that advertised. The guide translated into 4 languages as we went, and spoke so fast that I couldn't pick up most of what she said. But the boat trip was very pleasant.

Mar312015

Tour/Activity

Venice, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Quite a good overview of Venice all in one day. I enjoyed it. Worth doing. Make sure your tour does he Basilica when the lights are on inside. I went back a second time but it was no where near as spectacular with the lights put as when I saw it with the lights on. Good guides.

Mar282015

Tour/Activity

Florence, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I think probably the best tour I did in the 3 weeks I had in Italy. A good amount of walking, and lots of stairs up and down, but great scenery, great guides, a lovely amount of free time at each spot, and ending with a lovely boat cruise along the coast. I highly recommend this tour. Olivia was lovely. This is a good day out.

Mar262015

Tour/Activity

Florence, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was definitely a tour I would recommend. The tour company, Walkabout, did an excellent job. I really enjoyed this day out. Our guides were excellent and the lunch good. I personally would have like at bit more time in Siena, but otherwise this is a tour well worth doing. I was surprised that Pisa was so big and had so much to see. I think the best part of this tour was getting a good amount of free time at each stop to check out the things that most interested me. I would highly recommend using this company again.

Mar242015

Tour/Activity

Florence, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Good tour, very good guides. Enjoyed the Accadamia, and the walk about Florence. thought the Uffizi tour was very good. All in all a good days sight seeing.

Mar212015

Tour/Activity

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Very good tours, very good guides for both the morning and afternoon tour. Would recommend these two tours. Not too strenuous to do in one day if you want to.

Mar202015

Tour/Activity

Rome, Italy

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Overall this was a very good tour. Although I was disappointed that, having paid for tickets to the Vatican Museum, we were not able to use them and actually see the Vaican Museums. Our tour guide walked us past several, and we had a look at a beautiful connecting corridor before heading into the Sistine Chapel. Then from there we went to St Paul's Basilica. But once at St Paul's you are not allowed back in to spend any time in the museums. I wasn't prepared to pay twice in the one day. And, while the guide gave us the individual option of missing the rest of the group tour to St Paul's if we wanted to stay behind and visit the museums, it meant losing out on the remainder of the tour. So be aware that you will get no time to spend in the Vatican Museums if you take this tour. Also, small group means 20 people, so not really a small group. However, out guide was very good, so the rest of the tour was useful and enjoyable.

Mar182015

Tour/Activity

Rome, Italy

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

I've been wanting to see Pompeii since I was little, so when the chance came to see it I took it. However, I picked the wrong tour because we spent so little time at Pompeii I was gutted. I didn't mind the 3 hour trip to and from Naples, enjoyed the quick trip around Naples on the bus, and thought the meal was OK. However, we left Rome 20 mins later than advertised, spent 40 mins each way at roadside shops/cafes having morning and afternoon tea, and spent a useless 45 mins at a cameo shop looking at jewellery. All time that could have been spent at Pompeii. The tour guide we had from Rome was good, however the tour guide we picked up in Napls was not. At Pompeii we spent 20 mins just standing in he one spot where he talked about many things not related to Pompeii but of a personal nature. Little did I realise that many of the main sites within Pompeii start closing at 4.30pm, so we ended up having to rush through the good parts just before they closed. We had no free time to wander, so I don't know what else we missed. If you want to see Pompeii, this is not the trip to take.

May022014

Tour/Activity

Paris, France

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

My Review

This was a disappointing transfer. It took 2.5 hours from the time of contact with the driver until drop off at the central Paris hotel. After all people were finally on board the mini bus, it then took 1.5 hours to get from Charles De Gaulle airport to the left bank/St Germain area to our hotel. This was between 9pm and 11pm on a Friday night, so definitely not peak hour traffic. For what we paid, and the time it took, I would recommend people pay to take a taxi and not use this service. Our hotel arranged a return private transfer to CDG the following week for much less, and the trip only took 45 mins door to door.

Apr172014

Tour/Activity

Barcelona, Spain

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The locations seen on this trip were lovely. The Pyrenees was spectacular. The guide was very good. But the bus was small and very cramped. Spending 13 hours travelling, with only short visits at each location, meant that most of the time was spent in the bus. It's a pity that being uncomfortable marred the trip, but I will definitely visit the Pyrenees again.

Apr132014

Tour/Activity

Madrid, Spain

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was an excellent trip. These two locations were amazing. Our guide was good. The bus was good. The time spent at each location was good. I really enjoyed this trip.

Apr102014

Tour/Activity

Madrid, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

I probably didn't get the best out of this travel pass. My hotel was close to the city so I spent more time walking than on public transport. Everything was so easy to get to. If I was staying further out I would have used it more. It was nice and easy to use when I did use it though.

Apr062014

Tour/Activity

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

I probably didn't get the best out of this card as I was staying close in to the city and so spent a lot of time walking. It's a good card, but you need to plan carefully ahead of time to visit those attractions covered by the card. Many attractions are not, so be aware of its limitations.

Apr052014

Tour/Activity

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was fantastic. I arrived late in the evening and walked out into the terminal to find my driver immediately. He was very helpful. A short walk to the car and we were underway very quickly. I couldn't have been happier with this transfer. And it was well priced. Will use it again.

Aug142013

Tour/Activity

Windermere, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a lovely day trip. I enjoyed the afternoon more than e morning, because the scenery was more rugged and beautiful. The lakes we went to were very pretty. I enjoyed this trip.

Aug132013

Tour/Activity

Windermere, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was my most spectacular trip yet. In nearly a year of travelling I found this trip to be the best. The scenery was amazing. Every corner turned meant a new vista that was breathtaking. I highly recommend this trip. The Mountain Goat driver was very nice and an excellent driver, on some quite hairy roads! If you only do one trip in the Lake District, then I recommend you do this one.

Jun192013

Tour/Activity

Belfast, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

A really scenic trip. The Antrim Coast line is truly lovely and the day was enjoyed. I would recommend this trip.

Nov192012

Tour/Activity

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent trip. Was well worth it. The palace was amazing. Some parts even better than Versailles. Needed more time there, at least another hour would have meant we could have taken a more leisurely tour instead of rushing through. But overall well worth doing.

Nov162012

Tour/Activity

Paris, France

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

My Review

Spent a lot of time in traffic, didn't see much at all. Was told the over cruise was first, but it ended up being last. The inner at Chez Clement was ordinary, the wine undrinkable. Two entrees ok, one dessert lovely. The rest dry and bland. Wouldn't bother with this trip again.

Nov092012

Tour/Activity

Paris, France

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The show was lovely but the food was not very nice. The champagne was outstanding. Great costumes, excellent comedy acts, amazing acrobatic and juggling acts. Found it hard to get assistance for elderly mother travelling with us as there are plenty of steps and no disabled access.

Nov032012

Tour/Activity

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Bus driver was exceptional. Couldn't do enough for my elderly mother, who unfortunately had to travel alone that day. Driver looked after her extremely well. Melacca was very nice, and the travel to and from was lovely looking at the scenery. It was a very interesting day.

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