I dont believe I would recommend this day trip. Riding in a van and having banks and 5-Star hotels pointed out was not my idea of interesting. Delft was definitely worthwhile, as was touring the shop where the Delft items were madethat was fascinating and beautiful. I would skip Rotterdam and take an independent trip to The Hague to visit the Mauritshuis Museum which we didnt visit on this trip, by the way. Lunch should be provided, considering the price of this tour. Apparently, all we paid for was the petrol.
The tour is not so good
You do accomplish seeing 3 cities on the same day
But you don't really get to experience any thing.
Most of the time you are in the car or the boat.
Not enough time for lunch.
Boating trip through The Hague.
And a very boring driver..
His English was hard to understand
Our guide and driver, Bram, did a fine job for us on this tour. He was very good at explaining history and local background for all destinations described. Not only that, but he was very pleasant, upbeat, and accommodating allowing us ample time time to explore and and have lunch on our own. One of the highlights was the Spido Boat tour of the Rotterdam port you have to see it from the water to appreciate the size and importance of the harbor facilities. The Delft pottery facility tour and visit to the city square was also very enjoyable. While I highly recommend this tour, there was one drawback - the day included quite a bit of driving and the vehicle Bram was given for the job, was NOT suitable for sightseeing. It was little more than an uncomfortable trade van with windows covered by advertising screens that obscured our view to all the wonderful sights on this tour. However, not the fault of our driver/guide someone at the tour company needs to understand vehicle requirements for passenger comfort and viewing on day trips.
Just a really nice way to spend the day, we lucked out there was only four of us for the trip, the guide / driver was really nice and had great story's! Delft was a surprise, found it really quaint and nice, not to be missed, the boat ride in Rotterdam was very smooth, they use nice boats, really huge port was cool to sea, being from the Canadian prairies. Could have had a little bit more time in The Hague.
But overall great trip and service, we would recommend.
Donna and Bruce
I really enjoyed the tour of the Rotterdam Port. It had very, very large and interesting ships, working cranes, and a very good tutorial all throughout the speedo tour. The van that took us to Rotterdam was a very nice air conditioned 9 passenger van. Our guide gave us interesting tid bits about the sites on the side of the road all through out the 1.5 hour drive. We stayed a short time in the Delft. Just enough time, as when we were ready to go so was the guide. The nice thing about this trip is it is a small group so it leaves some flexibility. The pictures don't do it justice as you just can't imagine the scale of the equipment and ships. If you've never been to a working port, this one is worth seeing!
An excellent tour of three interesting cities in Holland. Delft was my favorite. It has a great town square and old town area. i was also impressed with the majestic buildings of The Hague. Rotterdam has some fascinating modern architecture. looking back it seems remarkable to have covered so much in the half day tour!
The van was not big enough for the small group of 8 - very uncomfortable and hot! The guide spoke very fast, not very clear and not loud at all. The cities we visited were beautiful and worth the visit but would have benefited from a better guide. The spido boat tour was lovely and they had their own professional guide who was very good.