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Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Edie D. 11 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I loved riding through the little villages and getting a sense of how people actually live from day to day. All the senses are stimulated- smelling the fruit trees, feeling the wind, hearing the laughter and different languages, touching the handcrafted cloths, and of course experiencing all the sites and lights as you float along at night.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jacques B. 11 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Tripsite made our first bike tour so memorable we have booked another one for next year. It was perfect!!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Vern O. 11 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The most memorable part of the trip was "The Entire Trip"!!! We met so many wonderful people. Our guide Jürgen Gehrke was "The Best"!! So much fun and really went above and beyond taking our group on special tours and always knowing the best Pubs for "The First of The Day"!!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Margaret B. 11 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The scenery along the Danube was beautiful and we had lots of fun. Two things I would mention to people planning to do the trip 1) Realize that there is only time to see 1 or maybe 2 of the many sites listed for any given day. There is a small window of time that the barge will be in dock. We had envisioned having a leisurely ride seeing all these great sites and getting back to the barge by the end of the afternoon but thats not how it works. 2) Pay attention to whether you bought bike insurance through Tripsite b/c the barge staff will also sell it and they don't seem to know whether you have it already. We couldn't remember and the wifi was so bad that we couldn't verify so we ended up double paying for it.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Deborah A. 11 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I wanted to see quaint villages and remote hard-to-get-to places. I was able to do that and pleased with our itinerary. Bike was awesome and made me want to change my bike at home. I had non- electric.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sheri S. 12 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
My most memorable part of the trip was traveling with friends who have different cycling abilities. There was a something for everyone. The staff was helpful and very professional.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Stephen G. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The food on board the ship was amazing, and at a higher quality more expensive competitors. I would definitely consider Rad und Reisen again.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by William G. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn G. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This was the 4th of the boat bike trips we had done with Tripsite and I would say the best. Our guide Axel was amazing and being able to visit the many little villages along the Danube was wonderful. We had two rainy days right at the start but we all came prepared so was still great rides. Biking around Vienna was really incredible as there are many good bike paths however one had to watch carefully as there were also many tourists. Our visit to Budapest was also a major highlight. Our guide Axel walked with us up to Buda Hill to visit the Fisherman’s Bastion for the most amazing views of Pest at night. The Bastion was also a beautiful sight at night.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Maria Tereza and Arturo 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This trip was much better than we expected. The service on the boat was one of the best we have experienced. The food was very good. The cabins confortable, very good shower. Good and very well adjusted bicycles. Precise information each day of biking. Scenery gorgeous. Completely safe even for children and older people. The cycling distances were appropriate for all. Very tasteful sandwiches for those who were biking. The cities we visited are amazing. Congratulations to the team working on Carissima.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Estela B. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Faith S. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I was disappointed in this tour, the scenery was mostly uninteresting and much more difficult than expected due to high winds on 2 days. I am short and was given a crappy bike to ride, having been told I could not fit on the e-bike I wanted. However, after 2 days of suffering my tour guide was able to find me a bike that fit (even after the company itself said it could not accommodate). The ship itself was wonderful, with big bright cabins and excellent food. I was on the guided comfort relax package, and the tour guide was way too laid back for my taste. I thought we did not have much time in the big cities to explore.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Laura W. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The Along the Danube Four-Country tour far surpassed our expectations. The cabins on the MS Carissima are more spacious than large cruise ship cabins I've had in the past. The food was truly amazing, and the chef endeavored to offer the option of a dish native to the country we were in each night. The staff was wonderful and went above and beyond for us.
And then there was the scenery! It was simply breathtaking! The comfort bikes are appropriately named; so much so that I would love to buy one to replace the bike I have at home. Riding along the Danube was such a spectacular way to really get a feel for the country.
We had two people in our group who elected not to bicycle, for health reasons, and they loved the trip too. Apparently, relaxing with a drink on the sun deck was another very pleasurable way to see things.
I highly recommend this trip!
We had a great time. The bike rides were so much fun with ferry rides and beautiful scenery. The staff on board were excellent. Food, OMG, it was fabulous and served so elegantly. They very graciously accommodated my gluten sensitivity. And we had two great parties. I have recommended this trip to many friends. What a great way to see the country.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jennifer G. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
We had a wonderful time on the bike/boat on the Danube.The guide Axel was terrific. He took us to some out of the way places. He offered suggestions. The ride was scenic and easy to ride. 90% if the bike paths were paved which made riding easy. The bicycle crew was awesome. The bike were lined up and ready to go each morning.The accommodation and food exceeded my expectation. Rooms were clean but walls between rooms are thin.We will definitely do another trip with Tripsite.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kieron G. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
My wife and I just finished this trip with another couple. First of all, remember that you get what you pay for. This cruise is much cheaper than Viking or Avalon or some of the others so you can't expect as much opulence or fine cuisine. That said, everything was fine. The food was good but not great. The walls to the cabins are thin so if the person in the room next to you is a loud talker, you will hear every word. Also, try to avoid the lowest level of rooms - the windows don't open and are noisier as you are close to the engine. The trip it self was great. The cycling was easy and scenic. We had Axel as our guide, and seriously, he ruins you for any other guide. If we went on another cruise, it would have to be with Axel - any other guide would suffer in comparison I suspect. He is Austrian with a very keen sense of humour (He would have to be as he is an Arsenal fan). He went above and beyond.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Dan C. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Best part? The cycling along the Wachau valley
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Wendy T. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Most Memorable Part? The beauty & grandeur of the Danube...and the ability to enjoy this while riding a bike!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandi B. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Cycling past the remnants of the Iron Curtain. WOW!There were so many highlights, but having Axel as our guide certainly added a great deal to our daily rides. Thanks Axel!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Dean Y. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Great bike routes. Vast majority on nice bike paths.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mary Beth R. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Scenery was gorgeous, food was superb. Accommodations good.If you took Albert out of the equation I would give much higher ratings. He was inadequate with trail details. His info was hard to follow on the maps. Someone described him as a Peacock. Very apt. The rest of the staff was very good although you need another person in the dining room. Way to many people for the amount of people serving.Don’t advertise that you have WiFi....you really don’t .....
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Janet H. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Wonderful time with friends. The maps and route descriptions need to be more exact.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandra B. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Biking through Budapest was most memorable! We were amazed at the fabulous bike paths through the city. The car traffic was courteous to bikers and honored the cross walks. Biking through Vienna was great, too. Not quite as well defined, but it was so different to have the freedom to explore the cities, visit sites and landmarks via bike, and much more efficient than walking.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Thomas A. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The trip was beyond our expectations. We have taken other bike and boat tours and this was superior to the others. The food on board the boat was wonderful. The cities visited were beautiful and interesting. We took the guided bike tour and the guide, Jurgen Gehrke, was wonderful. I would encourage anyone interested in a bike and boat trip to seriously look into this trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Avace W. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Having a guide who provided all the extra touches for touring for our perfect sized group of 10. Dinners on the boat were very dragged out with no opportunity to change tables and meet other guests. Food was beautifully presented, but the petite portions left me starving after a day of biking. I made sure to stock up on a big breakfast. Director made a big deal of tipping whereas this could have been explained ahead of time, so more time could have been spent on what to see in the quaint, darling villages. More info on what to see along the way would have enhanced the adventure. We did a lot of homework ahead of time on what to look for in each village and that helped us to appreciate the history and stories. Highly recommend a guide, but keep groups small for safety and management purposes.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Barbara C. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Our private guide, Axel, was excellent. I strongly recommend a guide because it took away all of the worry about maps, directions and getting lost. He was also very knowledgeable about the history and geography of the areas we visited. I would definitely do another bike tour with Axel.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Lou Ann C. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The scenery was amazing and fortunately, the weather cooperated and made it even more perfect. My only “suggestion” (not complaint) was that coffee was not available in the rooms. Being an early riser, a lot of us “seniors” prefer to have our coffee in the room while getting ready for breakfast! :).
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Beverly B. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Most memorable part: Being on the water at night and looking out our bedroom window to see the Budapest Parliament bathed in a golden glow against the clear night sky.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Michael K. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The trip exceeded my expectations. The beautiful country side along the Danube River, the locks and dams, the wine county of Austria and Budapest were the highlights.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Isabel V. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The way the staff looked after us concerning our gluten and lactose free meals. No effort were to big for them!
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