This was a fantastic tour. It is well worth the extra costs for a more personal experience. My tour guide Hank was the best. He made the entire experience extra special. The boat ride through the Rotterdam harbor was incredible. The scale and scope of the harbor operations were something to see.
DEREK WONG Hong Kong
The car was there waiting way ahead of schedule. Simon, the driver, and Monique, our tour guide was there waiting for us me and my mother it was then we realized that we were the only ones. To wrap everything up, its a relaxing, informative and value-for-money trip. You dont get small-group trips very often in fact, this is our first time joining such a small, private tour around a place but definitely is an unforgettable experience.
The journey was filled with a meaningful conversation - information on various aspects of Dutch life. This is where the small-group part of the tour comes in one prominent thing that sets this trip apart from others is that we get personalized information: for example, we have a very particular interest in the housing rates and education system in the Netherlands, and we did get what we asked! This was to no expense of other areas: we got a very all-rounded picture of what we visited.
Another great part of the small-group tour is that we get to see more things. The car is smaller a 9-person car and we got to visit smaller alleys. This is very personalised: we even took a detours / slowed down to take closer looks at certain buildings and things, e.g., the very classy central station in Rotterdam, protests in the Hague. All this is always accompanied with Moniques naming, explanation of the history and background behind each building we saw plus Simons occasional remark. We also got to ask any questions which, again, is one of the best things in a small-group tour.
There were also occasional moments when we could get off the car whenever we wanted to snap a few photos of some places this didnt happen very often: we are the type of tourists who would rather sit back and see with our eyes than with our cameras, but we did get a few chances to hop off and take photos like at the working palace of the King in Hague.
In short, this is definitely a 5-star experience totally worth going for.
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.
First of all, the luxury mini van advertised was nothing more than a basic 9 seater van with bench seats, inadequate air-conditioning and windows that were designed not to open. Secondly, the driver/tour guide could only be heard by the two people who rode in the front seat. People in rows 2 and 3 could not hear anything while the middle passengers in rows 2 and 3 could barely see anything. The only worthwhile aspects of the tour were the cruise of Rotterdam Harbour and the walking tour of Delft. The company dudded the clients of this relatively expensive small group tour by providing a totally inadequate vehicle.
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