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  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Loree K. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The bikes were in excellent condition The maps were hard to read and did not even show what country we were in on the route, however the route was clearly marked. That saved us many times. The carry out lunch was great. Maybe some variation in granola bars throughout the week. Meals were good. Staff seemed rushed and understaffed at dinner. It was overall a great trip. Suggestions for others: pack light!

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen
    by Wallace R. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Great trip and a lot of fun. The staff was excellent and Carsten made sure we got to where we were supposed to go.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Jeanne S. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The boat its self is quaint. The cycling was scenic, beautiful and had a variation of easy to moderately challenging rides for an average cyclist, pretty doable for anyone. My only suggestion is to provide more water and provide it daily weather if cycling or not. In saying that, do bring yourselves 4 to 6 large bottles of water.
    Packing -nothing too heavy do plan on layers, it was warmer than expected .
    If you bring alcohol on to the boat you can only drink in your room.
    Crew were great as was the guide and the food prepared by the Cook!!!

    Boat: MS Normandie

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Neil M. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Cycling along the Danube of course was the highlight for sure.

    Boat: MS Normandie

  • Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna
    by Sue H. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The entire cycling tour was fantastic. Each day was different, and with a guide who was absolutely terrific, we enjoyed every bit of it!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

    Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia

  • Magdeburg to Berlin
    by Mary P. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    All our needs were addressed. Being a guest on the Merlin was a pleasure. Our guide, Felix was very informative.

    Countries: Germany

  • Magdeburg to Berlin
    by Shelly J. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    From making the arrangements to enjoying the trip, the guides, hosts, and accommodations, the experience was all excellent. Can't wait to do it again!!

    Countries: Germany

  • Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers
    by Csop G. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Most memorable part: The scenery. The varied landscape. The entire trip was an adventure. Definitely tack on an extra day or two in Prague and Dresden. It will make for a perfect holiday.

    Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

  • Magdeburg to Berlin
    by John A. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Most memorable part: Biking through the small towns and rural parts of our route.

    Countries: Germany

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Vitali B. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    I am very glad that I did this trip: the boat, cabin, food, bike, everything was very good. But there were some challenges, which I would like to mention.
    1. The tour guide (Jan, his first name) was not rude, but more like indifferent to your problems. Very often his answer was ""It's up to you. You want this, go this way, you want that, go that way."" Hr didn't try to understand your problem and to find the best solution for your situation.
    2. Bike path pavement sometimes was bad and poorly marked. For people with not good vision (like myself) it was a big problem. European bikers are more aggressive speed wise and more comfortable in the crowded environment. It was a problem to have pedestrians and bikers in both directions at the same time. So, for me it was easy to complete 50-60 kilometers physically, but it was stressful psychologically to be in such crowded place.
    3. Unguided tour is a challenge: you can get lost, something can happen to you, your bike, and no help is available. One person locked a bike and lost a key. I even do not know how he came back on the boat. I am writing all these problems to give future fellow travelers more real picture before making a decision to take this trip, and moreover how to prepare yourself for the trip. My mistake was that I was thinking that if I can do 40 miles on the bike, I am ready for the trip. Physical part is not enough. You should be ready physically, but also you should be able to function in the crowded city environment at low speed, be able to repair your bike, if needed, to read a map, and not to expect that all people in the world like Americans. Sorry for being so long, but I really wanted to give the most truthful picture of my experience.

    Boat: MS Normandie

  • Bavaria Tour
    by David C. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The most memorable part was the friendliness of the other guests.

    Boat: La Belle Fleur

    Countries: Germany

  • Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers
    by Ana Karla Oliveira 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We loved the whole trip from Prague to Dresden ... Beautiful places to visit and spend a few hours admiring ... All the cities that we slept were special ... We chose premium option to stay in 4 star hotels, really Prague and Dresden were But the rest can be considered 1 or 2 stars ... The level of difficulty of the route is really easy even, very few climbs and are short ... The bikes were excellent, the maps very well elaborated ... I would just like to Suggesting that you take a closer look at Pravcicka Gate, because it was a very long walk, about 5 hours (round trip) to visit it ... It is beautiful, unique, wonderful landscapes, worth visiting , But you have to prepare for long distances ... This was the third time we hired the tripsite and it was great! As of other times, the pedaling was AMAZING! We recommend! We are already dreaming of the next! :))

    Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

  • Prague to Dresden - A Tale of Two Rivers
    by Csop Glew 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    As our first self guided cycling trip, we can not see how this experiene could be better. The scenery was extraordinary, the accommodations were excellent and the trip coordinator was superb! We highly recommend this trip. Can't wait to do another trip!

    Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Courtney R. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Touring by bicycle is the best! It's a great way to take in the scenery, small villages, and larger cities while getting a little exercise along the way. It was a very relaxing trip and I was glad to be a part of a larger group on the trip. The food and cycling directions could be improved, but the service and itinerary were great.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Diana W. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The best combination, boat and bicycle, without packing in every place.
    Every morning a new city to visit and the best way is by bike where you can experience the sound of the win through the forest, the river just by your side and beautiful villages where always will be a huge church and a restaurant to have a beer.
    And unforgettable experience, I just love to do it and would like to experience again.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Andy D. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip was very well organized, the scenery was beautiful, boat staff very helpful. All the meals were great. The packed lunch was a nice feature for the day rides. Rooms were very nice, lounge staff treated us well.
    We liked the City of Budapest very much, glad we had the day to explore.
    Biking through wine country on the last day was a great way to finish the experience.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Beth M. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The most beautiful part of the bike trip was he Danube Bend, eye candy around every corner! The thermal pools at Szechenyi in Budapest are not to be missed! It is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Plan on spending 3-4 hours there, it is an unbelievable experience. Also, in the Jewish Quarter you can feel & experience Jewish life before WW II inside old shops; the communist period of Hungary at retro restaurants; and contemporary Budapest through street food and street art.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Peter M. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The most memorable part was our free time in Budapest. What a beautiful city.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Mark L. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    My wife and I enjoyed the variety of the destinations and getting off the boat to explore small villages, ruins and interact with the local people.
    The staff was very friendly and always helpful.
    One tip we would suggest is to make every effort to be on top deck or in the parlor to see the cities we visited during arrival and departure.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Judith M. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The combination of biking in the beautiful countryside and also being on the water on a boat for my lodging was wonderful and just enough time to enjoy the cultural hubs of the amazingly beautiful cities. I loved it all and for me just the right combination of it all.
    I would suggest that the navigation on the bike routes was confusing at times so the next time to enjoy it more I would opt for being guided on the biking versus self-guided.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by Mari H. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The new friends we made! We absolutely enjoyed the other travelers we ate with every meal! They became great friends despite language differences. It was a fantastic trip. We blogged our trip!

    Boat: MS Normandie

    Countries: Austria, Germany

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by Kimberly W. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The scenery along the Danube was outstanding and riding thru the vineyards on our last day was beautiful. Would do it all over again!!

    Countries: Austria, Germany

  • Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin
    by Richard C. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Really enjoyed the quality of the bike paths in Germany.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Germany, Poland

  • Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin
    by Patrick C. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Have done a number of trips with Tripsite and this ranks among the best. The Merlijn was a first class barge run by a first class staff! The biking through the forests and countryside of East Germany and Poland was magnificent and very ably guided. Would recommend this trip to anyone. Looking forward to next years adventure with Tripsite!!!

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Germany, Poland

  • Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin
    by Emilee B. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Great Crew! Very friendly! Food was amazing. Never mind trying to pack a small suitcase, pack a big one there's plenty of room under the bed.

    Boat: Merlijn

    Countries: Germany, Poland

  • Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin
    by Pat C. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    This is a trip that we probably would not have done on our own. It was well organized with a great crew, about (the Majestic) and guides that were most informative and will to do anything for the group. We had a great diversity in biking ability but all were handled with respect and in a light and friendly manner. The trip through the forests and lands of East Germany and Poland was magnificent and would recommend this trip to anyone. As repeat customers of Tripsite I can think of no reason to book with anyone else! Looking forward to next year already!

    Countries: Germany, Poland

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by Kimberly W. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The MS Normandie took us on a fabulous adventure down the Danube from Passau to Vienna. The last day of biking was the most memorable as we rode thru some gently rolling hillsides and were enveloped by vineyards and orchards. The quiet and the beauty of the scenery was breathtaking!
    Because it was all so beautiful we would on a daily basis become distracted and veer off the designated route (or maybe we were lacking in the map-reading skills). Therefore, after the second day we decided to each rent an e-bike so that it wouldn't be a huge deal if we got off the beaten path and put on extra miles. Best decision we made all week! Our new equipment helped us to keep up with some new found(older) friends who were rocking the routes every day.
    The evenings were mostly composed of a nice slow 4-course meal (stellar offerings) and catching up with friends and family via the sketchy internet service. I would suggest you bring along a game or two and some books.
    Couldn't have imagined a more complete and perfect vacation. We just had to get ourselves to and from the launch and dock sites and the staff of the MS Normandie took care of the rest!

    Boat: MS Normandie

    Countries: Austria, Germany

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Charlene B. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The most memorable part of the trip was the wonderful friendships made being a part of the guided tour group. There were six English speakers and seven Germans including the guide. Truly a remarkable experience. Budapest was also a memorable location. One tip we could recommend would be a portable hot spot. Wifi was not very good because it is satellite feed. Which caused issues with paying for some trips with a credit card.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Joella D. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    This trip was an excellent opportunity for travel with our mother who could stay on the boat while my sister and I biked through the countryside - meeting back up for meals and comparing experiences. Tripsite was very helpful and we got to know one of our Tripsite staff as she joined our trip to learn more about the tour and help others in the future. She couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.

    Boat: MS Carissima

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by Patricia L. 2 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The majority of the Danube cycling routes are truly beautiful. We were worried about the bikes only having 7 speeds, however it was only an issue when we made the climb to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Otherwise, they were fine. The staff on the Normandie were fabulous, as was the food. I esp. want to thank Ani and Mikki who were a huge help to us prior to the trip. We had lots of questions and they always answered them quickly and thoroughly. I plan on continuing to book my trips with Tripsite. What a great company!

    Boat: MS Normandie

    Countries: Austria, Germany

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