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Tripsite Traveler: Linda Fajen by Jehiel 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Chris, Glad you enjoyed the post! We would love to help you plan your Danube adventure! Linda was aboard the Theodor Körner...and as you can see from the blog, she absolutely had a blast!
Countries: Germany, Austria
Tripsite Traveler: Linda Fajen by Chris Dear 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Sounds like a fabulous trip. Which boat/ barge were you on? Would love to do the Danube!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Judy Lucas 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
As this was our 1st bike and boat experience, we did not know what to expect. We are recreational cyclists, not cycling fanatics, and were very happy with this trip and look forward to saving up to do another similar adventure.
I do have 2 comments. The meal situation. It was disappointing not to have the opportunity to mix with more of the passengers as we were at a table by ourselves and had to stay at this table for every meal - even breakfast - every day. As it was a breakfast buffet and not everyone arrives for breakfast at the same time, being free to sit wherever, would definitely encourage more socializing amongst all passengers. Also, some nights, even though the staff was definitely hustling, it took more than 2 hours to be served our main course. It would seem that a few more staff members could help with this loooong wait after a long tiring day.
Also, there was a definite, obvious bias each day towards the larger group of German speaking passengers when it came to the briefing on the bike route. They were always briefed first and always went over the allotted time leaving the briefing for the English speaking passengers a very rushed affair, leaving no time for clarifications and a late start each day. This did result in some people getting lost. Alternating which group was briefed first might alleviate this problem.
Having said this, it was a tremendous trip and I would definitely recommend it to any recreational cyclist. Wonderful scenery with fantastic suggested rest stops made it an exceptional adventure. Thank you for all your help in making this a superb, memorable experience. Your service was outstanding. Thank you again. Judy.
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Deborah Waldo 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Food was not we are accustomed to on trips of this type.
Four Country Tour by Jeanie Lundell 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The first day out, my e-bike had a low tire and faulty valve - not a great start, but the rest was very good. Sometimes, the route was to as clearly marked as we would have preferred. Nevertheless, I've told several friends about this trip and one is considering booking reservations! Thanks for everything.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Anna Brasier 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Ship broke down and we were bused to Budapest vs cycling in, that was disappointing, but not to be helped. Jurgen our guide was very good.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Susan Dawood 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Never brought it up to the bike staff, but gears on my bike were difficult to manage. I attributed it to my having small hands, but I also thought the gears should be replaced soon, for the next "small handed" guest.
It was a wonderful experience and we were fortunate to have beautiful weather the entire week.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan Oman 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I liked the ease of being in a larger boat vs a small barge. There was plenty of room in the lounge and other public places so we could get some quiet time. Also a little more anonymity on the larger boat and self guiding was fun.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Leslie Kerluke 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Enjoyed the trip fully but thought there could have been a little better information on riding and expected timeline for rides, as we often rode faster than necessary and didn't know we could stop along the way for sight seeing etc. Our cycle guide was very nice but did not have all the information to answer our questions or help us to maximize our sight seeing experience.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by David Pomfret 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a fantastic time it was a highlight of the trip; can't say about the bikes as we had our own.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Elise Manners 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The whole trip was fantastic! I have already recommended it to many of my friends and one group have already booked a trip for next year!
Around Lake Constance by Tammy Schmidt 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We could not have had such an amazing trip without the help from Tripsite. Anna from Tripsite worked with me on all of my hotel request, allowing us to customize our trip. We were able to choose the towns we preferred to stay in around the lake. Anna recommended hotels over other hotels and reserved lake view rooms which we requested. Our biking trip around Lake Constance would not have turned out as spectacular if it were not for Anna's hard work. I don't think we will use another tour company. The Barge/bike trip offers it all. An added bonus of traveling by boat is that you don't have to pack up every morning like you would have to with other tours that move your stuff from hotel to hotel with a van. The stress of packing up every morning is not there with this tour. On the Barge/boat trips you simply wake up, go have your coffee and breakfast before you set off on your bike no packing required. When you return to the boat after the day's biking there is no unpacking or waiting to be assigned a room, it is off to the showers and out on the deck to join your new friends. We love the friends from around the world that these tours have allowed us to meet. It is a cultural exchange and add to the interest factor of traveling abroad. Thanks Tripsite, the Oppenheimers will be finding some more boat/bike tours that Tripsite offer, maybe Turkey or Greece.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan Martin 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
There was a mixup checking in to the cabins on the boat. The boat staff assigned us different rooms than the vouchers from TripSite indicated. Glad I had my voucher, otherwise we wouldn't have been placed in the upper deck room we paid for. I think the mixup affected everyone in our group of 12, and unfortunately some people were not as fortunate as we were and ended up in lower deck cabins when they reserved upper deck ones.
Around Lake Constance by Hazem Zayed 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a great trip very well organized the team is very supportive, will definitely repeat with my wife and kids I enjoyed big time.
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Mary Sandra Duggan 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoyed the trip very much and are planning another. We enquired about the the free shirts for repeat customers but haven't gotten them. The website is not clear about ordering them.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Steve VanderWeide 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We did have rain quite a few days on her trip. But we were prepared and so we wore our raingear. Our guide Pieter, was very good at watching the weather and getting us inside or out of the rain if he could
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Bill Fleshman 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This is the 3rd travel group I've put together through tripsite and each was very enjoyable. My groups ranged in size from 3 to 12. The first was a land bike trip in Provence, France and the next two were bike and boat trips on the Mozel and the Danube. I am not associated with a tour company but found working with Tripsite personnel, Mary, Carla and others, to be easy even for a novice like me to put together such trips. I have worked with other agencies but have found Tripsite to be more "reachable" and available at any time I had questions. I will continue to use them for future group and individual trips.
Munich to Salzburg by Vickie Butte 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Yes, but only to the most experienced rider as the route is very diverse and at times rugged which would be very difficult for the average rider. coupled w/the bike/equipment is substandard making the ride even more difficult than it should be.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Patricia Scullin 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
There was a chemical odor in the hallway outside our room, and the food was not good.
Around Lake Constance by Eileen Biggs 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We were pretty unlucky with the weather. Exciting trip in spite of that
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Ronald Allard 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Was not always easy to "stay on course" on the bike tours. Directions and/or course markings could have been better.
Around Lake Constance by Mari Jo Krebs 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We prefer guided trips because we miss the guides knowledge of area. We start riding and don't take time to check out the sights
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Carol Reimann 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Awesome experience! Can't wait to plan my next adventure with you.
Wine Trail between Prague and Vienna by Brandan Hardie 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Tough for an American who doesn't speak German... Our shortcomings, and the only reason I might not recommend it but nothing wrong with the trip.
Countries: Austria, Czech Republic
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Julie Kummel firstname.lastname@example.org 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Some of the routes were complicated, but we had good backup from our staff, and possibility of getting lost was reduced considerably. The bikes were in excellent condition, the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable--it was a very enjoyable trip and I would do it again.
Around Lake Constance by Mark Hensien 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great family adventure. We all enjoyed seeing and exploring new things while staying active. We really liked the self guided option, because it let us control the schedule and select what we wanted to see and do.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Doug Okey 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Have recommended the 2 trips we did to all our friends and they are very keen to go.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Michael Sudheer 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
A wonderful experience made even better by the friendly and so very helpful staff. Thank you!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Steve Slinkard 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Guides should have provided a little more detail (distance between turns, landmarks, areas to pay extra attention, etc)
St. Moritz to Innsbruck by Michele Forsberg 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was our first European experience, and we enjoyed every minute of it! What a great way to get to know the countries we went to and engage with the locals. Our bike trip took us off the beaten path and in to the old tiny villages and backcountry of Switzerland and Austria. It was a trip we will never forget. From the first day we arrived at our hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, with the exception of a flat tire, everything went off without a hitch. Thank you Tripsite!
Countries: Austria, Switzerland
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