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Amsterdam to Bruges by Lidia Oosthuizen 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Tom Stout, the tour guide on the Magnifique is absolutely fantastic at his job. I would go on the same exact same trip again if Tom is the guide :)
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Mainz to Basel (no longer available)by Linda Callard 3 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
Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova by Gail Whitty 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I love our leader Michaela and we want to do another trip with her. I have recommended the Pugna boat Mantova-Venice trip to many people.
Boat: Vita Pugna
Southern Dalmatia by Maureen Ryan 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Scenery was great! A few times the directions could have been more clear.
Super Tulip Tour by Jessie Nelson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent tour guide (Albert) after the first two days out I relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the biking, all the explanations of what we were seeing along the route. The caption and partner were great hosts. Every evening a fantastic meal. After our evening meal Albert always offered to take us on a walking tour, on his own time, which we all did. I would certainly recommend trip site to anyone.
Discover the Dordogne-old version (no longer available)by Lisa Reichenbach 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a wonderful time on our self-guided tour of the Dordogne this fall. The route was terrific - very scenic with little traffic. The GPS was hard to read in sunlight and I walked up some of the hills, but we never had any real difficulty or had to ask for help. The accommodations were always clean and comfortable, and some were quite spectacular (first and last nights). Fortunately we were happy eating a lot of duck, and a lot of the food was wonderful.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Allison Cook 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bikes were a little beat up, but we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. My one complaint about the boat was that they shut off the AC at night and we couldn't open the portholes, so sleeping was not ideal. This year we are heading to Italy with 20 of our closest friends for the Venice to Mantova tour on the Ave Maria!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Don Beck 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Trip of a lifetime! My Story boat a bit dated, but the entire staff was wonderful!
Boat: My Story
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Bruges to Amsterdam by James Green 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Barge was exceptionally good. The bike tour had some very good portions and a couple of sections that were not very enjoyable. Overall it was a great trip.
Bruges to Amsterdam by John Ummels 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Cycling a wee bit fast. Most people were in fifties & sixties and I was seventy-nine.
Southern Dalmatia Plus by Kristine Kelley-Salamon 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I unfortunately had a back spasm during the trip and needed to be on land half way through the trip, so I had to get off the barge. (Croatia trip) the captain offered to give up his room so I could stay upstairs- so nice- but I needed to be on stable land. ( weather was a bit rough) the entire trip was so nice- would have loved to finish the trip. The crew was wonderful!
Boat: Princess Diana
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Lori Cicero 3 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!
North Holland Tour by Paul Hough 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The nickel and diming on the boat was annoying - i.e., free coffee until 4 pm but nobody gets back before then; coffee and tea not included with dinner (extra cost); bottled water sold at the same price as a beer (one token worth 2.5 Euros). Our guide, Marcel, was clearly out of sorts and was not someone I would recommend - rude, disinterested, unhelpful, condescending, and refused to answer questions. I trust that other guides are much better.
Boat: De Holland
Four Country Tour by John Lonsway 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The four country tour is one of the best trips you offer. Thanks
Countries: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
National Parks of Dalmatia Plus by David Taylor 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Road surfaces were rough. Ride routes were hilly. Brought our own bikes.
South Holland Tour by Doug Dowell 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The food was spectacular on both tours. The crew and guides were excellent on both tours. In particular, having guides with expertise in the history and art of the area is much more important than expertise in cycling. We have been recommending these tours to friends and family all summer long. Thank you.
Boat: Sailing Home
Bremen to Magdeburg by Sharon Brunhuber 3 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.
Bike and Sail the Frisian Sea by Janis Owens 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The boat and crew in the Netherlands were wonderful. All my trips with tripsite have been great. I never hesitate going on another one.
Boat: Mare Fan Fryslan
Multi-Adventure Tour from Trogir by Lynn Harrison 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
It was a great trip. The boat was beautiful and the food was excellent. The only disappointment was that there was very little cycling. On some days the only "activity" was swimming, which was enjoyable, but not the amount of exercise we were hoping for. That said, we would highly recommend the trip to friends.
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Sandra Falconer 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful trip. Only a little disappointed in that our guide was very knowledgeable about biking, but didn't appear to be as knowledgeable about the geography or culture of the area as I would have liked.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Craig Morrison 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Amsterdam to Cologne Bike and Barge trip overall was very nice. I would have altered some of the biking to avoid Dusseldorf's industrial areas which were not very appealing. Otherwise the barge and their staff were excellent, the guide was good, but got lost a few times. In any case I would recommend it to friends.
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Amsterdam to Bruges by Anne Hays 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had such a great time we are planning another one and bringing another couple along! Jantein and Henke were the best hosts!
North Holland Tour by Diane Thomson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bikes did show some wear but the two mechanics on our barge were wonderful in making repairs overnight. The maps were on the whole very good but each person on the trip should be given their own set of maps and the accompanied daily itinerary descriptions.
Romantic Road & the Bavarian Lakes by Kirsten Olson 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Beautiful ride on, for the most part, very safe roads/trails. Incredibly picturesque. I would be very happy to repeat the same trip. If I were to do it again, I'd bring a gps as we got lost a few times.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Don Hyland 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
A great way to travel on the Danube from Passau to Budapest and back. Our 4 days of biking were on well marked and scenic trails. Glad to have the opportunity to climb the hill overlooking the Danube Loop. Loved biking through small towns such as Melk, Durnstein and Krems. Would recommend this trip on the MS MY STORY.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Joanne Ross 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fabulous experience. Can't wait to go again.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Anne Moessner 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fantabulous! Will be back and do another trip. Am a Tripsite ambassador!
Mallorca by David Sampel 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fabulous trip. Pre trip instructions a bit confusing. Once we started everything went well.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kimberley McEwan 3 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved the Along the Danube cycling trip. The entire tour was very well organized and we really had no complaints. It was a great way to travel and sightsee several countries and the Fall was a great time of year. We are planning our next cycling trip already.
Boat: MS Normandie
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