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very nice tour. The guide had lots of knowledge and gave lots of historical informations. Extreamly interesting. Highly recommended.
I hadn't researched Antwerp before visiting so I did not know what to expect. But I was not disappointed. I particularly liked the church with the very tall steeple, and the river that runs by. The trip to the diamond factory/shop could have been better. On the day we went there were no people working (cutting, polishing) so all we had was a talk. And the prices of the jewellery!! Not sure many tourists go on holiday looking to buy a ring that costs more than a new car! Of course diamonds are expensive - it would just be good if there were some more affordable souvenir one could take as a memento of one's visit.
The one thing that annoyed me was that when we got back to Brussels, where we were staying, the coach did not drop us off at our hotels, as promised, but at various centres downtown. In my case I had a fairly long walk, up a hill, to get back to my hotel. This sort of ruined what had otherwise been an enjoyable day trip to Antwerp.
Your Guide was excellent, easy to understand when speaking. Diamond visiting too long, reason was american lady who tried to show she is expert. Otherwise very succesful tour.
This was a wonderful tour of the city. I only wish we had more time!
very convenient trip, good selection of visited places
Only 3 people were on this tour, myself, my Aunt, and another young woman from Canada so we were surprised to see a large coach bus pull up to our hotel for so few people. Our tour guide spoke decent English but most of the time he talked to the bus driver in French.
Since our group was so small, we were able to see more places than larger groups or so we were told. I was disappointed in not being able to see the diamonds. We walked past one place but were told because of high security wed only be able to see photos, no actual diamonds.
I wished we would have had more time to relax. We walked about 6 miles over the course of 5.5 hours but only had a 25 minute break which only gave us enough time to find a bathroom. On the ride back we were so exhausted everyone fell asleep.
Nice tour but wish we wouldve toured Brugges or Ghent instead.
It snowed all day on this tour; however it added to the European experience. We had ample time to visit Antwerp on our own plus the guided tour from our tour guide.
We loved Antwerp and the guide was very good. I think too much was crammed into half a day and certainly starting in the morning trip and making it a full day would have been better. When we returned to Brussels it took almost an hour to reach our drop off due to shocking traffic conditions. Our group was large and we did not have listening devices therefore we missed a lot of what was being said. Lots of standing around as the guide explained everything in three languages which also ate into the day. Would recommend headsets for large groups. It was only our second disappointing Viator out of the many we have done. Our Bruges and Ghent tour the next day was a similar experience. We have done Viator in England, Spain and Italy and they were faultless.