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Jul162013

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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Vancouver, Canada

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

..our family bought the 2-day pass, but ultimately only used 1 day as we opted for a tour to victoria on the 2nd day. however, for the most part the bus was a good value. our first driver was rather boring and long-winded speaking in a monotone voice which made it very difficult for us to pay attention. but the other 3 bus drivers we got throughout the day were much better, lively and animated. we especially enjoyed the water taxi ride (included ticket) that we did near the end of the tour. unfortunately, the last bus left the open market soo early in the afternoon that we only had time to rush through the market, to the opposite side and find the bus stop and attempt to make our way back to our hotel. we would have liked to have spent more time on the hop-on-hop-off tour. if you are planning to do this bus tour--you really need the full 2 days.

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Jun302013

Tour/Activity

San Francisco GoCar Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

....did not realize there would be a city parade on the day we took this tour. Had much difficulties b/c the GPS kept wanting us to cross the blocked off parade route and go to the other side!

Eventually, we made it away from the parade, but could not pick up any GPS tour info after that! So essentially, we just cruised around on our own as we never heard from the GPS again!!!

We made a stop at pier 39 and parked the GoCar at a meter stall, paid for two hours and walked around. When we returned to the car...we found that 3 motorcycles were parked very very closely behind us...and 1 was blocking us in from the front!

Needless to say this was disturbing as the gocars do not go backwards....unless you push it back yourself. Luckily the bikers who had parked behind us came out and helped us move the GoCar until we were able to leave.

Our next stop was ghiradelli square, where we again parked the car and got out to eat ice cream. This time we parked the car at an angle facing out and avoided another "blocked" scene!

One of the downsides to this trip was that we were told our viator voucher was only good for the "older-beaten-up" looking cars they had in stock and then we were told the cars would "probably" go up the San Fran hills or not! When I asked for clarification, b/c wasn't San Fran mostly hills??! I was told the $350 I spent for an all day car for 2 persons....only got the junk cars! If I wanted the nicer new gocars they had....I had to pay another $25....and these cars would get us up all the hills! :(

Needless to say, I paid more and opted for the newer car....,b/c who wants to cruise in a car that MAY breakdown when you have your child with you???

Perhaps if we were there without a parade.....and if we got the "newer" car without paying more money, I might give this another star! :(

Jun292013

Tour/Activity

San Francisco CityPass

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

....we felt this was a great savings for us and we especially liked the 7-day muni and cable car pass! That was an amazing deal!

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