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JEFFREY F N

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Oct072010

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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations by Minivan

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
In some ways, this was the most exciting part of my introductory visit to Paris. If you want to make good use of your first night in the City of Lights, you probably don't want to sleep through it, even after a trans-Atlantic flight. I decided that I wanted a tour for the night of my arrival. Since I rarely sleep on planes, I needed a tour that departed late enough to allow me time for at least a nap. In addition, being new to Paris, I wanted hotel pickup to ensure that I would not miss part or all of my first tour of the city. When I discovered this tour on Viator's website, It seemed to be exactly what I had in mind. This tour began with hotel pickup around 8:30pm. My flight arrived mid afternoon allowing me time to nap for a couple of hours before the tour pickup. We went first to the river Seine where we boarded one of the numerous tour boats. The night was perfect; mild temps, only a slight breeze, and clear skies. Visibility was at or near 100%. I quickly discovered that there is nothing quite like an evening cruise on The Seine. The buildings on either bank and those on the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis which sit in the middle of the river, had lights illuminating their most striking features. The many handsomely lit bridges crossing the Seine added to the light show. The most striking display was ahead of us on our return up river. We went around a bend in the river and came upon a fully lit Eiffel Tower. Shortly thereafter, as the time hit the top of the hour, the Tower became alive with another layer of lights, sparkling lights. These would continue for several more minutes before disappearing entirely until the top of the next hour when they would be brought back to life. The entire Tower remained lit through the evening. That exciting introduction was promptly followed by a mini van tour of the city. The van (with commentary) took us through the city passing many famous squares, monuments and buildings. The van brought us through the Place de la Concorde past La Madeleine and then on to Place de l'Opera and the striking example of the belle epoque, the Palais Garnier, the old opera house. The tour continued through various well lit streets, boulevards and squares. The pace was not rushed but informative and I was satisfied that finally I had made it Paris. All told, the entire tour took a little over three hours. It was just enough. If I have not already said so, I strongly recommend it, especially for first timers. Instant immersion was what I wanted and this tour came through.

Oct042008

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The highlight of course was Michelangelo's "David". However, our guide took the time to point out the admirable features of his other works also on display at this gallery.

Oct042008

Tour/Activity

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The history and beauty of the gallery are reasons enough to visit. The incredible collection of art and furnishings from the Medicis to Naploeon only adds to a memorable tour.

May262008

Tour/Activity

Barcelona Airport Private Departure Transfer

Barcelona, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Viator's airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfers were, as always, timely and efficient. Especially for someone who is a first time visitor or if one's flight leaves early a.m., Viator's transfers have guaranteed my timely arrivals for my flights and and smooth transfers to my hotels.

Feb052008

Tour/Activity

Los Cabos Sunset Dinner Cruise

Los Cabos, Mexico

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Any sunset cruise from Cabo should not be missed.

Feb042008

Tour/Activity

Los Cabos Deluxe Shopping and City Tour

Los Cabos, Mexico

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This turned out to be one of the more surprising pleasures of my visit to Los Cabos. The city tour actually began with a boat cruise out past Land's End and provided us with some remarkable views. This was followed by a well managed trip through Cabo San Lucas down 'The Corridor' to San Jose del Cabo. The guide, who spoke flawless English, was extremely informative and helpful. Much more than I ever expected and well worth the reasonable price.

Feb042008

Tour/Activity

Cabos Original Sunset Cruise

Los Cabos, Mexico

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The sail on the catamaran gave the passengers a great trip. Sailed from the large marina in the harbor out through the Sea of Cortez past lounging sea lions around the spectacular stone formations at Land's End into the Pacific where gray whales lead us up the coast. Not to be missed.

Feb032008

Tour/Activity

Los Cabos Airport Roundtrip Transfers

Los Cabos, Mexico

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
For anyone needing timely, efficient transfers between the Los Cabos airport and one's hotel, Viator comes through time and time again.

Nov212007

Tour/Activity

Cairo Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Cairo, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The transfer company was very helpful before and during my stay in Egypt.

Nov192007

Tour/Activity

Cairo Airport Private Departure Transfer

Cairo, Egypt

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
In a city like Cairo, the value of having a local driver able to deal with the incredible traffic cannot be overstated.

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