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Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandra Dusseault 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The guide was awful. We would only stop when he wanted to, and that was on the side of the path so that he could have a cigarette. When we suggested a stop in a small village, or somewhere interesting, he would say no. When I told him that I was going to go ahead on my own, he spoke to me like I was a child, telling me I was to stay with the group. The route descriptions in the evening were excellent...the main guide was fantastic, it was just the guide that we paid extra for that soured our trip.The boat was great, the staff was phenomenal. Our rooms were really good, an incredibly clean.
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Bremen to Magdeburg by Barbara Shah 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Very good experience generally. However, a slower cyclist was asked to pick up their pace or consider using an e-bike or bike alone - not good! A very different experience from the previous year's trip on Iris - Amsterdam to Bruges - where everyone was welcomed no matter what skill level.
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen by Thomas Rorabaugh 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoyed the trip but felt our guide could have provided more detail on points of interest along the way.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by John Heinze 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide was ok but I've had better ones on previous trips. It was a lot of going through the motions since he had done 15-20 trips prior to ours it was maybe a case of being burned out. A bit more interaction on where we were going and what we were seeing would have been nice. Overall trip was top notch though as usual.
Boat: Sailing Home
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz by Arthur Armstrong 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was one of the best I have taken.
Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen by Maribel Colon 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a wonderful trip. Some routes could had better directions since in several occasions we got lost, yes we made the best out of the experience. The staff was excellent, at critical times during the trip the staff pull together and made the trip as comfortable and pleasant. They are champions, no doubt about it!!!
Koblenz to Saarburg by Susan Roeterink 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Trip was excellent. the boat is really bare bones but that was okay. Wifi was spotty and difficult at times.
Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz by Sydney Cullis 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
superb all round -organisation, food, scenery , amusing but booking proceedure not very efficient
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by S. Rishe 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Starting with Carla whose patience and friendliness and kindness enhanced the reservation process, through the gorgeous boat, great bikes, incredible food, fun fellow guests of several nationalities, friendly and cheerful staff and the utterly delightful Dietmer our trip guide, we were thrilled.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Koblenz to Merzig by Susan Donnely 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The journey was well organized. The crew were fantastic, friendly, obliging and fun. The food was world class delicious and beautifully presented at all times. Our guide was very nice and did her utmost to adapt to the differing expectations of individual riders. We loved that she also took us on evening walks after dinner.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Joseph Rine 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Boat and staff were fantastic. Daily rides were good, but routes could have been better. The Devlin loop circled us around several gravel dikes for about 10 miles. Trails were rough and not well marked. But there were miles of great bike paths along the Danube that we motored past on the boat....
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn Smith 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The tour guide, Jan (not sure of the spelling) was amazing! He was funny, helpful and friendly. All the logistics with the bike stuff worked very smoothly.
Boat: MS Normandie
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Paul Finger 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We couldn't be happier. Everyone from the trip "arrangers" to all the personnel on the barge could not have been more helpful. This was our first trip like this, everything was superb.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan Joe 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Would have been nice to have a guide but our trip was the last of the season so no guide was available.
Koblenz to Merzig by Ivy Higgs 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We were a bit late in the season so weather not great. Food brilliant.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jill Roach 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved everything about this trip. The bikes were in excellent condition, the cruise director was very helpful, the boat's staff was super attentive. The boat is definitely older but it was very clean and we loved having drinks on the top deck every night under the stars. My two teens had a great time as well and the staff was wonderful to them. The scenery was incredible and the tour excursions were a great value and well worth it.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Diana Collins 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Even with the age of the boat (1970's!!), we totally enjoyed the cruise. The staff was great and the food was wonderful. The bikes were comfortable and in good repair.
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen by Margaret Bishop 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful trip through the vineyards on the wine wagon!
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Brent McLean 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Would be nice to sit with other people at meals. Everyone was great and it felt like we were on a camping trip.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Koblenz to Merzig by Charles Coggins 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent staff, excellent food. Very professional.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Hong Gao 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a great trip, thank you.
Koblenz to Saarburg by Fred Veenbaas 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a great way to see the countryside.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Maureen Molony 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great time, the staff worked very hard to please, and it was a very good trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Janet Creighton 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was great. The only thing we didn't like was the guide we had for our guided tour. All other staff were fantastic.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Lois Farmer 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
At times the trip leading gave incomplete information regarding routes, detours and conditions although the German speaking people received better information - he should use a specific outline when giving such information to be sure it is complete.
The food was great except for the Wiener Schnitzel which was not interesting at all. A real disappointment in fact. (I have traveled to Austria often and know a less than impressive meal when I receive it.)
I had booked an extra night in Passau but could not use it due to airline delays. I called Tripsite which could not reimburse me, which I understand. However, I have twice requested a statement from them that I cannot be reimbursed so that I can use it for my trip insurance - I still have not received it.
Mainz to Basel (no longer available)by Linda Callard 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The boat was great and we all got the cabins we were hoping for – the food was really good. The girls commented that they weren’t expecting the food to be as good as it was. • The biking was as easy as we expected, I didn’t like the bikes as much as the bikes we had on the Danube the year before but the bikes were exactly what they said on the web-site. Pretty well all the trails were paved – makes it hard to come back to PEI trails!• Apparently we weren’t on as pretty a section of the Rhine as we could have been but we saw some great scenery and little villages were so clean, friendly and relatively easy to get around. The crew said they didn’t like this route because it wasn’t as scenic and not as many places to stop. Apparently, they are not going to do the same route next year. • I don’t think the tour itself was quite as well run as the one on MV Story on Danube IN 2014. I didn’t think the tour guide this year gave nearly as good instructions as the previous year and often it was difficult to figure out exactly which trail to take. The book with maps had a number of errors but guy said that would be fixed. I think they were some translations errors as well.. Last year, the tour guide always biked the route (he would wait until boat left so was always behind us and we knew he’d catch up). This guy said he was always behind us but we only saw him once and very briefly. He didn’t give suggestions of places to eat etc like they did last year. We always found good spots so that was not an issue but not because he provided suggestions. In 2014 the directions were very very clear and the company put arrows on the sign posts to show the directions. That was very helpful but non of that happened this year 2015. Maybe if they had continued the tour they would have done that as well.• The directions we got for where the boat was docked in Basel were wrong – the directions said to go to West side and that was where the boat was always docked!! Well, it wasn’t there it was on the east side. Thankfully when it wasn’t where it was expected to be, the cab driver knew where it “probably” was. We did NOT feel the cabby took advantage of us as a few other couples has same issue and one of them had taken a bus to the dock!!. Tripsite was very responsive when we explained this and you were very generous in reimbursing us for cab fares (should have been 21 E per cab but was 54E per cab). I saw the meter and he only charged us what the meter said, plus he turned meter off a couple of times. We did give him tip. We took 2 cabs for the 6 of us and they followed each other so we all had same issue. • We would absolutely go on another Tripsite trip and we all had a great time – just wanted to give you the feedback. If asked, I would recommend the Danube over this section of the Rhine. I would however try a different section of the Rhine and we may look at Holland another year.
Boat: MS Andante
Countries: Germany, Switzerland, France
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Don Beck 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Trip of a lifetime! My Story boat a bit dated, but the entire staff was wonderful!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Lori Cicero 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoyed our trip immensely and recommend it to everyone! The boat was nice, just vintage. The bike routes were well thought out, relatively easy and well marked. Some meals on the ship were good and a couple were not. We preferred eating out on the sightseeing days anyways. Overall it was a great value for the overall price. Can't wait to do another one in a different country!
Four Country Tour by John Lonsway 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The four country tour is one of the best trips you offer. Thanks
Countries: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Bremen to Magdeburg by Sharon Brunhuber 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I've taken a few trips over the years - always on the Merlijn. Top notch vessel and crew. Guides have always been great. Tripsite is a pleasure to book through and always very helpful.
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