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Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by S. Woodhouse 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We very much enjoyed coming back to the Theodor Korner each afternoon and the camaraderie on board this boat. Previously we have been on hotel to hotel cycling trips, which we have also enjoyed, but this time we enjoyed not having to pack up each morning. The staff were all delightful, the meals excellent and the cycling / sightseeing just right for us. Even the rain a couple of days didn't dampen our spirits. The only thing to mention that Tripsite had wrong on the info we were sent was that we were told that credit cards could not be used for purchases on board. In fact we were able to use a credit card.
Boat: Theodor Körner
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by S. Irwin 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The details of the transfer from Munich Airport to Passau was not described in the online information, but detailed in the updated information leaflet found in the cabin once aboard (too late). The online leaflet needs to be updated with details of where the transfer desk can be found at Munich Airport.
National Parks of Dalmatia by C. Radcliffe 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Overall I was very pleased. Croatia is a beautiful country. The Romantica was perfect! Thank you to all the staff.
Champagne Tour by M. Dumestre 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I highly recommend the Swaantje barge. The captain is both technically experienced and oriented toward customer satisfaction. The staff was very attentive to passenger needs.The bike guide was competent, but needed a bit more familiarity with the routes.
Champagne Tour by C. Robinson 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Rooms really small; Guide was lost a lot; Staffers not very good with knowledge of E bikes;But food was great..staff was kind..trip was pretty.
Mallorca by P. Braun 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bicycle trip in Mallorca was a pleasant experience! The route was interesting, and the effort required to ride the daily distance was minimal. The instruction book provided for the self-guided tour was easy to follow. The hotels and the meals were very good.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Jen Herold 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a fantastic trip on the Fleur, It was well above our expectations. The crew were fun and helpful in every way. ( food was excellent )Bikes were easy to ride, i would take a gel seat cover for extra comfort. Cabins were bigger than expected and the bathrooms clean with a instant hot water.Our guide was informative, she took us into places that you would not normally enter.We had a fun team of riders, thanks guys from the Smurfs xxx
Countries: Belgium, France
Southern Alsace by K. Hagan 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This is our third trip with Tripsite and this was our least favorite so far. The scenery was not particularly stunning and in France we were on more roads than we would have preferred. We also stayed in larger cities such as Basel and Freiburg than in previous trips. It is a personal preference, but we prefer the smaller towns such as the ones we encountered on our trip from Amsterdam to Brugge and from Prague to Dresden.
On the positive front, the lodging and equipment were the best that we have had from the three trips. The hotels were quite nice and truly were 4 star accommodations. The bikes had cushy seats and comfortable handlebars. Even the panniers were a step up with easy snap on and off functionality and very good water proofing.
We enjoyed the trip and it was high quality as we have enjoyed with Tripsite. The scenery just wasn't as nice and that's why we rank this as our least favorite of our trips so far. Have no fear, we will go again next year and are already looking at the Barcelona/Girona trip. We love working with Tripsite and will be long-term customers!
Countries: Switzerland, Germany, France
Lochs and Castles by D. Periman 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had an amazing trip. The people were incredibly nice, the food was delightful, and the biking was better than we could've imagined!!! Best family vacation ever!!!
Camino de Santiago Bike Tour by Rycharde Farah 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fizemos, eu e minha esposa, em maio/junho de 2016, o Caminho Português da Costa a Santiago de Compostela. Foi fantástico, excelente organização! Recomendo.
Countries: Portugal, Spain
National Parks of Dalmatia Plus by M. Towle 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was amazing. The only negative were. Lunch on the boat was over the top. (it was more like a dinner), I would have preferred a lighter fare. One day of the biking was on a VERY busy road. I am not sure if there were other route but it was definitely NOT safe. The guide needed much stricter riding rules in this situation if it could not be avoided. On a positive note the country is safe and beautiful. The tour included a perfect balance of riding, touring and exploring the sea.
Boat: Princess Diana
Champagne Tour by D. Quigley 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Your tour was so damn good l find l'm getting naught done cause l want to go again - tomorrow. Seriously, l received courteous service that was pertinent and addressed any of the issues that l might have experienced. Personally, l think the whole Bike and Barge tour was run to the highest professional standards under what were adverse weather conditions. You can't plan for the tidal wave like flood of water that swept down the rivers and the very fact that you were able to 'tap-dance in the snow' and continue to operate at all does you no amount of credit. So from me, a big thank you to all the staff and keep up the good work. it was indeed a distinct pleasure for me to bear witness as other professionals surmounted adversity and came out on top.D. Quigley - Melbourne, Australia.
Around Paris by S. Bingham 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was the first Bike and Barge experience for my husband and I, and we feel very lucky to have had our initiation into this traveling experience with Marco, and the crew of Claire de Lune. What a fabulous way to see the sights so very few visitors get to see! The barge accommodations were tight, but efficient, and as advertised. Be sure to pay attention to the packing instructions sent out ahead of time! Our tour leader was extremely knowledgeable and very flexible with our small group of 7. Highlights were definitely riding through Paris, and "barging down" the tunnel under the Bastil. However, riding through the picturesque little French villages, countryside and forests were also what made this trip so special. We would highly recommend this tour, and hope to travel again on this barge, or one very much like it, on our next Bike and Barge trip.
Boat: Clair de Lune
Bruges to Amsterdam by M. Mathews 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Was a fantastic trip!!! Tom was a great guide and will recommend this to others.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by E. Lowell 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a wonderful trip! I liked that we got to be on the barge when it moved (one time at the end of the day and another in the morning). The food was outstanding and I liked that the chefs described dinner and suggested wine pairings. The barge was very comfortable - even with 3 in a cabin.
Our son (22 years old) was outnumbered by the over 50 crowd but Hein made him feel welcome. Only suggestion - mirrors on the bikes (although I realize that makes them difficult to store and move) and a brief intro on riding in groups.
Boat: Ave Maria
Lorraine Tour by Sunita 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I really enjoyed my first Barge and Bike Tour(June11th to June 17th)Sanders and Els were very Good. I would like to give them 10 out of 10 for their Hospitality. Our Bike Guide Arie was Great.
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg
South Holland Tour by W. Flink 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This is our third bike and barge trip and we would come back to do another. We had a great time! The boat, the Liza Marleen, was very nice, the crew very friendly, and our bike guide informative, interesting, and a lot of fun. It was very nice going on a small size boat and the crew created a family-like atmosphere which made the trip very enjoyable. One one particularly warm and longer day, the crew handed out delicious popsicles as we climbed back aboard at the end of the day. We appreciated the all the small details like this. We tell many friends that they should do one of these Bike and Barge trips. We'll be back.
Boat: Liza Marleen
South Holland Tour by M. Gaherty 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Trip was outstanding however a comment. Upon our arrival on the boat, the first thing they tried to do was sell us bike insurance. We showed them the paperwork that we had paid 15 Euros. They countered that their ins was only 10 Euro and that it would be easier to settle a claim because we would not have to get reimbursed by you. We did not buy their ins but this turned us off immediately. Also, why are we paying 15 when they charge 10? This option should have been explained to us. Now the good news: boat was beautiful and we had a great room. Food was absolutely outstanding! I thought it was exceptional on Theodor Kormer but Anna Maria Agnes had them beat by a hair! And our guide, Niko, what a doll! Wish I could have taken him home with me! Prior to our trip my friends and I spent a few days in Amsterdam. While visiting museums, I lost my new jacket, new Galaxy S-7 phone and my digital camera! We retraced our steps, went to police station. I came to the conclusion that I might have left them on the tram but it was Friday, the lost and found was closed until Monday. On Day 2 of our trip, I asked Nico if he could help me by calling the tram lost and found, which he did. The next evening, he approached me with a big grin and told me that they had recovered my items on the tram. What a miracle! He wrote down the case # and gave me directions to find the lost and found. Thank you Thank you to Nico!!One suggestion: we were given no instruction as to what the street signs meant. I know a little bit of Dutch and even I had a problem with them. I would suggest that a handout be prepared for all English speaking, showing pictures of the signs and interpretations. Also, a short session on cars vs bikes; who has the right of way etiquette ...that would be very helpful. Several times, we stopped at intersections, only to have bikers pass us or swear at us for stopping. At times, the route numbers were confusing but that was not the fault of Nico. There were some route changes, construction, which deviated from the map.Overall, we had a wonderful time!!!!!!!!!II have already had some friends who are interested in booking a trip to Holland through tripsite.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
South Holland Tour by Jan 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Thanks for getting back to us, Maureen. Per our earlier conversation, we will be refunding you the difference. It is our policy to match the boats bike insurance price and we apologize for this inconvenience.
Bruges to Amsterdam by J. Kister 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
When I first heard of a bike & barge trip, I thought I would be sleeping on a cot under the stars! After obtaining more info, I realized we would have a comfortable room but I was very impressed with our accommodations. It was like being on a mini cruise. Food was great, tour guide was personable and entertaining, friendly staff went out of their way to make this trip extra special. We had an arranged canal boat tour complete with champagne after arriving in Amsterdam! I would highly recommend the Magnifique and this crew, for an awesome way to experience Belgium and The Netherlands.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by S. Burwell 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The plan changed from recommending biking in Budapest...to it not being recommended - and therefore no briefing/description of the route was provided. While the stickers on signposts helped to guide the way, the book could have been more fully annotated. The boat was too full, there were not enough dishes for all passengers, dinner took 3 hours (2 hours too long). Bikes were generally in good repair and available when promised. Although the food was very good, bottled water was not provided every day as contracted.
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Amsterdam to Bruges by P. Bryce 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Best week of food ever. Great bikes. Super helpful guides. Would like access to more detailed maps to know better where we were. Really enjoyed the bike barge combination.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Loire Valley Bike and Boat by T. Gihring 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Sorry, it rained the entire trip. Route and scenery would have been fine if not for that. Barge has seen better days. Staff (Stephan and Florence) are very pleasant.Suggestion: Give the tour riders a sew-on patch to remember the tour.
Boat: Anna Maria IV
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by A. Roebelen 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bike path signs were sometimes hard to follow and we got off course a few times.The staff of the boat, The Normandie, was fabulous. The food was better than we expected and they were very accommodating with our lunches. The wifi was very disappointing.
Boat: MS Normandie
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jehiel 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi A. Roebelen,Sorry to hear you found the bike route confusing. We have passed your feedback on and are working to make the route more clear. As for wifi, quality and availability can vary from boat to boat. We suggest purchasing portable travel wifi, an affordable and easy way to stay connected while traveling. You can find all the details on our FAQ page. Thanks for your feedback!
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Ron Zauski 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
A great adventure... We found the trail well marked throughout the journey; several times, at moments of confusion, we found discreet signs or stickers from a biking organization pointing the way. Budapest was exotic. Vienna was ultra-clean and organized. Bratislava had quaint, old-European, windy roads to explore. But my favorite parts of the trip were smaller towns and villages of Gyor, Bad Deutsch, the castle at Hainburg, the Hotel Bow Garden in Komarno, Slovakia (it is an old synagogue with a bowling lane at the reception desk!), and the jewels in the basilica in Esztergom. This is my third trip with Tripsite in 6 years; I am already seeking ideas for the fourth.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Amsterdam to Bruges by D. Christianson 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It would be good for the guides to have a bike calculator (a little device on the bike that shows distance and speed). The guides varied the speeds more than was necessary. It wasn't bad, but at times faster than "advertised" for the slow group and slower and faster than advertised for the faster group. This is not a big deal, but would be an improvement. Also we often biked a little longer than was in the route descriptions, so those could be looked at. Other than that, the trip was great. And less rain of course :-)
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by V. Assis 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was better than I could imagine! Thank you all.
Amalfi Coast - Tyrrhenian Sea - Bike & Boat by W. Watkins 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had the time of our life and look forward to our next bike and boat tour. Thanks so much for everything!
Boat: Deriya Deniz
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by K. Thibodeau 2 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We found this to be one of our best trips ever!
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