I liked the trip but the lunch included in price was just one dish, we paid for drinks and dessert. Cruise was nice. I can recommend this trip but it could be cheaper for this range of activities. But it was nice that we had a small group
Very disappointed with Driver and his attitude. He took us to a restaurant for lunch where they would NOT open a bottle of fresh mineral water - even when we offered to pay for it, Instead they provided a glass of stale water which they claimed to be ‘fresh’ without the evidence.So when we produced our own they would NOT allow us to open it. The Driver took their side and was forcing us to take the glass of water they served and which they did NOT open and pour from a bottle in front of us.
This scenario made us feel very, very embarrassed. I refused to be bullied by the Driver and the restaurant and eventually after making insulting and hurtful remarks we were allowed to take a few sips of our own small bottle of water. We have NEVER come across such behaviour.
To be on a boat for 90 minutes we had to endure 8 hours of nonsense. The lunch on the so-called river side restaurant was a joke. 40 people crammed into a small room with creepy decorations. The food was not fit for my dog. Deep fried tough turkey or two spoonful of rice and veggie topped with tomato soup. Then there were the stops at some statue and so-called shopping town where there was nothing but trinkets. The wine tasting was the “highlight” of the trip. You’d thought it would be a stop at one of the numerous vineyards along the Rhine river, but no we were back to the creepy restraint. This time the room we were crammed into was even smaller. My friend and I didn’t bother to go in because there were no seats left. The wine itself was literarily s few sips in thumb sized “glasses”?-if we could call that use glasses. On the way back to the city center we were compelled to detour to the airport hotel because they needed to drop a few customers off, that detour was at least 39 minutes. For the price we paid, we could have hired a car and went cruising down the river, the whole process should not have taken more than 4 hours.
The ride was nice, the driver and guide was very friendly and gave some interesting information during the drive. The ski lift down to the river was one of the highlights for me... I highly recommend this option. The lunch was... Fair. A small piece of turkey schnitzel, a small bit of sauerkraut, and... Fries? Really? Seems cheap on their part. The waitress was not very friendly at all. The cruise itsself was awesome. Amazing beautiful views of the valley and many castles, as well as the loralei rock. After the cruise is a wine tasting. Again... I get that they dont want to spend much money on your wine and it's just a tasting... But you dont even get enough to get a real taste or experience of the wine. Overall i would recommend the trip and i enjoyed myself very much. And the pictures i took are priceless.
Good guide. Very tacky restaurant with very unfriendly staff. Had to pay for dessert --cash only. Food terrible. Taken back to same place for wine tasting. No seats on boat for cruise for quite some time . Waiting to see Lorelei rock, music playing announcement in German. Missed it completely. Tips are supposed to be anon, but guide brought a box around the bus and stood over me waiting for me to get money out of bag. This made me extremely uncomfortable and ruined the trip.
The guide, Michael, was informative but there were some disappointing things. We paid the additional for the chair lift ride but there weren't any sights to see other than trees. The lunch was good but had to pay for dessert. Didn't know until they came around for money. The real kicker was when the guide came around with a tip box and stood over you waiting for money. I have never experienced this type of rudeness on a tour. Usually they stand outside the bus and you don't feel pressured to give. Then we heard him tell the bus driver, we got over $200.00 to split. How tacky can you be.