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Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Jim and Margaret Molineux 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We have just returned from our boat/bike adventure and enjoyed it immensely. Being the only English speaking passengers on the trip, we were in the care of the multilingual SE bike tour guides; Bernd, Andreas and Wolfgang. And look after us they did. With all the tours and information in German, we would have missed so much if it hadn't been for Bernd showing up everywhere to translate for us. The staff on board were helpful, courteous and efficient. Food was gourmet and even with cool and often wet weather, tours were interesting and biking was exhilarating. Bikes were brand new, maps were clear and information given beforehand made navigating easy. Ebikes are the way to go if climbing hills is difficult; although it is mostly flat.We would absolutely do this again with Trip Site or SE Tours.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Around Lake Constance by Deirdre R. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
On the first day at the end of the ride, we tackling the "unpleasantly steep incline"(your words).....after going the wrong way at Stein am Rhein. We should have listened to the local 'angels' we met on the way! C'est la vie!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
The most memorable part was the beautiful scenery, because of the spring blooming and greenery everywhere. We recommend someone to go on the trial to prepare markings at every intersection. We had to guess which way to go many times. For international travelers, maybe one page in the booklet of the varied biking markings would be very helpful.The law in all 3 countries does not require you to bring a helmet, but we recommend it.
Prague to Budapest by Annette Weaver 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
A fabulous tour. Friendly countries to cycle in, great history and a variety of terrain. Would recommend an extra night in Znojmo to give you a chance to go discover the catacombs.and a chance to enjoy the magnificent view , wine and delicious food from the local winery. Would check with the tour company to ensure that the bikes will be delivered the night before so they can be checked out.The Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia were places we had never been to and they exceeded my expectations hugely. Accommodation was chosen well and the bike company was very helpful.
Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria
Tripsite Traveler: Where on Earth is Moravia? by mike 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great blog post! I also really enjoyed the pictures. The pictures and the captions gave me a sense of what these places are like. I especially liked the food photos. I do have to end this comment with a question, why not Munich, Germany?
Countries: Czech Republic, Poland, Austria
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Molly S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Having a guide for the biking. He was terrific. We had a route change which led to a boring day biking. They do not give you water at the table. Too many people on the boat. Lining up for things to buy tickets. Did not like having to buy a drink package. Too expensive. Staff was very pleasant. Our guide was fabulous.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Elisabeth P. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It is difficult to say what the most memorable part of the trip was since every bit of it was exceptional: the scenery, the friendly staff, the other guests, the food, all were above expectations. Add to that the fact that we had perfect early Fall weather, sunny but not too hot, we felt like we had spent a week in heaven.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Gordon M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The e-bike option really made the trip for me. It allowed me to bicycle each day, get plenty of exercise, and not overdo it. As a result, I was able to enjoy the sites and experience much more.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Jehiel 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hi Susan,Thanks for sharing this feedback. Sometimes these things are hard to correct because of the construction of the ship. However, we are working with our local partner to make improvements to this boat for next season based on your feedback. Thanks again!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Susan D. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The Wachau Valley was our favorite! Our only complaint is that the toilet in our room was backing up sewer gas. Would have really welcomed a bathroom fan to duck it away or an improved sewer trap to prevent this.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Roger H. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
There were many memorable parts of this trip. The vineyard/bike trails around Melk were very nice.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Rollie B. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The people I was on the trip with we all had a just terrific time. A truly wonderful trip with a great staff great a wonderful trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Harry L. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The trip was very nice. Everything was nice. If I can figure a route will do it again next year!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Rebecca V. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Biking thru Wachau valley. Our guide, Hugo, was not real informative. We had to drag info from him. He was better later in the week when we kept asking. Wine tasting was fun. Loved quaint villages.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandra L. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everyone was amazing: Welcoming; friendly; accommodating; delicious food and informative.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mele M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I organized a trip with 20 friends and family to take the boat and bike trip up the Danube. I was a bit concerned because my co-travelers varied in age and fitness. I was delighted to find that with the option of the electric bikes and choices of long or short bike paths, everyone was accommodated. The entire group had a magical time. They loved the boat, the staff, the food, and particularly enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment after cycling through gorgeous towns and scenery. I have organized many group trips in the past, and this one allowed me to enjoy myself more fully because I knew that the crew was taking care of my friends and family's needs, and I didn't have to be dealing with questions or problems. Because we had such a large group, we could all break up into smaller groups and enjoy the sights, knowing that we would all converge later on the boat and share our stories from the day.Even though we already had a large group, we all made new friends on the boat.I take an international adventure trip every year, and I would put this one among the top of my list!
The e-bike option really made the trip for me. It allowed me to bicycle each day, get plenty of excercise, and not overdo it. As a result, I was able to enjoy the sites and experience much more.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Shannon P. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The incredible countryside through which we traveled both by boat and on bike as well as the wonderfully hard-working, pleasant and attentive staff who made my trip so memorable. Lastly, the food was fantastic!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Elizabeth G. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
All of it was memorable - the scenic routes through lovely towns, stopping at wine tasting, castles, cathedrals, the day in Vienna. Lovely wait staff, house keeping and front desk!! Top award goes to the extraordinary chef -- who listened attentively to my request for whole foods, plant based and each evening created an extraordinary delight of color and tastes -- wonderful food combinations, spices, herbs.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Carla 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hi John,Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm forwarding to the cruise director - it sounds like he needs a refresher on the route. This winter we'll be working on getting these route descriptions updated and improved. Thanks again!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by John F. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The ride through the Wachau valley was by far the most memorable. We were happy with the overall trip. The staff were very helpful and cheerful. The one disappointment was with the info from the cruise director on the trip. At times it was inaccurate. This trip could be improved by updating the notes in the bike route, providing information and maps on side trips to the villages we biked through. Many bikers were concerned to vary from the route to find other attractions for fear of getting lost. One section of the trail was on a small sidewalk yet the cruise director and the printed information did not mention this. A lot of bikers were confused. It seems like the cruise director never biked the route or it has been too long ago.
Around Lake Constance - 12 Day by Sally S. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was the BEST bike trip! Lake Constance is a beautiful setting, lodging was terrific, loved my e bike and food was good. Thanks to you and Radweg-Reisin for making the arrangements.
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna - OV (no longer available)by Steve & Jan C. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Extremely happy with our trip. There were a couple of times where maps or detailed instructions would have been helpful, eg. How to get to the boat in Passau and more detailed directions to get to our accommodations. The other part of the trip that proved difficult was getting from the train station to our hotel (Novotel Suites) in Vienna. The biking through the city was a bit dicey. Each accommodation and restaurant knew who we were and was expecting us. The luggage always arrived before we arrived. The bikes were comfortable and worked well (after using our own tool to adjust a dragging brake which wasn't discovered until after the first day). You offer a great service and were very helpful answering our many questions prior to the trip.
Salzburg and the 7 Lakes by carla 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Neil - Thanks so much for leaving your feedback. Our local bike supplier definitely let us down. We've decided to use another supplier for this tour so (hopefully) this mix-up with the bikes never happens again. Look forward to working with you again!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jehiel 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Hi Ross!Thanks for sharing this feedback. Route markers along the route can be a tricky thing because they can be taken down or moved. However, we have shared your feedback with our local partner and work to make the route easier to navigate. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Ross M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Sometimes we were unsure if we were on the route or not. Maybe could have had some additional signage along route.
Salzburg and the 7 Lakes by Neil Blanks 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Just came back from an exceptional Salzburg Lakes holiday.I'll start with the good - fantastic scenery (so green), friendly well-appointed hotels, not too difficult route (a few hills from time to time but appropriate for the "easy to moderate" level, well sign-posted. Even the continuous rain on the first day didn't dampen our spirits. This was my second time with "Tripsite" (went to Provence, France two years ago) and I feel compelled to add a few negative comments by comparison. Most of the maps and brochures were in German and not English. The quality of the bikes was less than expected. Far worse was the comedy of errors on the bike handover - no saddle bags, no repair kit, no pump, no apology. We only got the missing equipment at the end of the first day of riding. My thanks to the Tripsite Team, who did their best to intervene on our behalf.In conclusion - don't let the negative comments stop you from booking this trip. I would however recommend to Tripsite to have a serious word with their local agents to prevent such mistakes in the future. And, yes, I'm already planning the next trip !!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Craig M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great trip but two minor issuesRoom - hopeless shower curtain meant water went all over the floor. Other rooms had screens so why not all rooms?Ride into Bratislava is ugly - need to find a better to arrive at this lovely city. A real low point in an otherwise fantastic itinerary - last 3 days were sublime.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Saul L. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The trip overall was great. The boat is showing its age, and the cabins are adequate but not overly comfortable. The route descriptions provided by the cruise director could have been much better. Simply using visuals to indicate map directions would have helped a lot. There was some unnecessary confusion on our trip. A friend who took the trip two weeks earlier on the same boat with the same crew made the same comment. Overall the lovely scenery, the interesting people on board and the beautiful cities we visited made this trip very worthwhile.
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Danube Bike Path - Passau to Budapest by Marion M. 3 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The city maps could be better! We met 2 couples from Australia and teamed up and rode as a group! Great experience. However, on the last day on the boat trip to Budapest, the boat loaded a group of 19 bikes in addition to all the ones on the scheduled trip. When we got to Budapest only 1 in our group were able to unload, before the boat headed to the other shore. That left 5 of us on the wrong side. The last day did not end as planned. There were way too many bikes on the ship!
Countries: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
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