This tour was amazing, especially thanks to Tyler. Tyler went above and beyond to make our trip amazing. Our ship arrived at 7:00am into Skagway but our tour didn't start until 10:30am, so we stopped by their offices to see if they had any earlier excursions. They didn't, but they recommended a few places to hike. We went hiking for 3 hours, and had an AMAZING time. Afterwards, we went back to the offices where they were kind enough to drive us back to the port to meet with our guide, Tyler. Tyler was awesome. Not only does he know the ins-and-outs of Skagway, but he takes his time to educate his bus and make sure you get an awesome experience. He stopped in so many places because he knew we would get awesome views (and pictures), offered to take our pictures at every stop, and stopped the bus out of schedule when he spotted a bear on the road. We spent almost 30 minutes getting awesome pictures of the bears. This was by FAR my favorite excursion on our trip. Thank you TYLER!
We were a tad bit disappointed with this tour. We arrived 30 minutes earlier and sat waiting for the bus. When the bus arrived, he sat there, for an extra 30 minutes, waiting for people to sit on the bus. The bus, unfortunately, didn't leave on time. Our bus driver, of the local First Persons tribe, was very knowledgeable of the city and got us to the Glacier; he also promised us to tell us about this tribe and speak in his native tongue on the drive back. Because we were running so late, he explained that it would take 45 minutes to see the Falls but that we only had 30 minutes there. So, we had to give up on the Falls. In addition, after the 30 minutes, we got on another bus so unfortunately, we never got to hear his native tongue. The whale watching was fine, although we were so far from the whales that we hardly got to see them. Luckily, the weather was beautiful so we had a good time nonetheless. The guys on the boat were really knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING. Thank you, Will! We took so many amazing stops, our tour guide, Will, had so much information about the area, and went above and beyond to make sure that we had a good time. When we reached Paradise, he even lent us snow shoes and walking sticks so we got to trek up the mountain for a bit of time. At each stop, Will had information on the various trails to take and what to see, he lent us books to view, and even offered us his binoculars. WE LOVED THIS EXCURSION. Thank you, Will!
Anna, our tour guide, was simply amazing. She met us right on time. Our tour was supposed to begin with the cable car tour, but the winds were too much and the cable car was not running. Instead, Anna sent us on free time and asked us to meet her an hour later. Upon returning an hour later, Anna gave us a FANTASTIC tour of the Old town. Anna was extremely knowledgeable, and made sure the tour was at certain spots at certain hours to get a real glimpse of Dubrovnik (e.g., the pigeon feeding). At the end of the walking tour, Anna offered to give us a tour of the walls if the cable car was not running. Luckily, the cable car was running and Anna went with us to take picture of us from awesome locations. She was fantastic and I'd highly recommend Anna.
Our tour guide for the Pompeii part of the excursion was great. She was very knowledgeable and was able to speak at length on every historical aspect of the trip. My only complaint for her was that we wasted a lot of time trying to coordinate with the various groups and getting the radios set up. Based on her part of the tour alone, I would have given this a 4 or 5-star review. Our tour guide for Mt. Vesuvius, however, was not so great. Andreas rode on the bus with us to Mt. Vesuvius. He did not speak at all about the mountain. He dropped us off at the bottom and did not bother to accompany us on the hike. Thus, he never "guided" us through the excursion. It was a bit disappointing.
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