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  • Bolzano - Resia Pass - Mantova
    by Adrian Maciejewski 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    During my trip I didn't obtain the maps and associated documents which made parts of my trip extremely frustrating.

    Countries: Italy

  • Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen
    by Margaret Bishop 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Wonderful trip through the vineyards on the wine wagon!

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Riccione
    by Jean-Jacques Tremblay 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    My last trip cycling experience with the Dory Hotel in Riccioni Italy was splendid and one of the best ever!!

    Countries: Italy

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Denise Hansen 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Our Amsterdam to Bruges 7 days bike and barge was the highlight of our 90 day trip! Loved it all, and many people have viewed my travelpod and also our coffee table book of photos. It is a long way to come from NZ but I have been drooling over the Croatia bike and barge trips for 2016.....

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Ted Hansen 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Thought I'd find it hard, not really being a biker, and I got a sore backside on occasion, especially when we got lost and pedalled a few extra kms, but just loved the whole experience. (even piked out on the last rainy day and motored into Bruges, felt I earned it!)

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Southern Burgundy
    by Louis Boero 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Great accommodations and the food was excellent. Quality and condition of bikes could have been better.

    Countries: France

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by Brent McLean 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Would be nice to sit with other people at meals. Everyone was great and it felt like we were on a camping trip.

    Boat: MS Normandie

    Countries: Austria, Germany

  • Koblenz to Merzig
    by Charles Coggins 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Excellent staff, excellent food. Very professional.

    Boat: Allure

    Countries: Germany

  • Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna
    by Hong Gao 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    It was a great trip, thank you.

    Boat: MS Normandie

    Countries: Austria, Germany

  • Koblenz to Saarburg
    by Fred Veenbaas 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    It was a great way to see the countryside.

    Boat: Patria

    Countries: Germany

  • Heart of Alsace (no longer available)
    by Eileen Traykovski 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We were not able to bike because I broke my arm 2 weeks before our trip but nevertheless had a wonderful time. The accommodations were first rate, as well as the food, matched by the friendliness of the inn keepers. We found plenty of things to do other then biking; hiking along the bike path as well as hikes in the countryside, museums and train trips to interesting towns.

    Countries: France

  • Bolzano - Mantova - Venice
    by Christopher Manning 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Route guides(arrows)could in some areas(particularly in the Bolzano to barge section when riders on their own) be more clearly marked and better positioned.
    Steph,our guide,and the boat crew combined to make this a special experience.

    Boat: Vita Pugna

    Countries: Italy

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Donna DeLeo 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The scenery was spectacular, the challenge was invigorating, the people were interesting, the guides were ever helpful and informative. Loved everything.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Camino de Santiago Bike Tour
    by Lynn Conrad 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The trip included wonderful biking-many bike paths, trails and traffic-free lanes. It was made special -even inspiring- by following the route of St James--the Camino -- a historic pilgrimage route.
    Having tour guides made the trip stress-free thus more enjoyable. Their knowledge covered all aspects of the trip: best routes,history of the area, the best places to eat, out-of-the way special sites, translation and more.

    Countries: Portugal, Spain

  • Tulip Tour - 4 Day
    by Fiorindo Sinibaldi 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Holland is beautiful. The bike route goes through too many urban areas and not enough countryside. The groups are too large. Our group had 28 people and only 1 guide. It was impossible for him to keep an eye on all the people. As an example, it would take 3 or 4 light changes for the group to all cross a main road. Sometimes the group would be spread out as much as 1 kilometer. My wife fell off her bike and broke her hand because the group was always speeding up and slowing down. One day we even lost a rider for a while. The tour guide seemed very informative, but did not explain much, and seemed cold most of the time. That is my honest opinion. Thank you.

    Boat: Tijdgeest

    Countries: Netherlands

  • North Holland Tour
    by Sue Cousineau 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    1. Food was mediocre - not great...lots of canned or frozen vegetables. Meat was consistently over cooked and dry. There was lots of choices for breakfast and we especially liked the variety to make our lunches. Had to pay for hot water, tea & coffee after 4:00 pm was a ridiculous and cheap policy which angered many.
    2. Room service - towels were not replenished each day as expected until the guide told us to put them in the shower to indicate we wanted towels refreshed each day. This was a problem of no signage to indicate this practice and that the guide forgot to tell us until day 4 when someone complained.
    3. Maps and route descriptions - we always marvel at the signage for cycling in the Netherlands. Our country should adopt this method. But we were only given one map/booklet per room. Again, a very cheap practice as all travelers are paying cyclists and each want their own maps. Can't guarantee that those who room together actually cycle together. This again angered many in our group all of whom are avid cyclists who have traveled extensively by bike in Europe.
    4. Route - Wonderful! Northern Netherlands is so beautiful, the route selected was varied and very picturesque, and towns we visited were charming.
    5. Staff - Every staff person, but one, was extremely polite, helpful and courteous, from the kitchen staff, the captain, servers, and bike support fellas. The one exception was our guide who was rigid, rude, impatient and grumpy. He warmed up as the week progressed but his welcoming manner was less than desirable. He didn't seem to like to deal with women or English clients, as we saw that he got along very well with the German clients. It could have been a factor of language and fatigue due the fact that it was the end of the season.

    Boat: De Holland

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Maureen Molony 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We had a great time, the staff worked very hard to please, and it was a very good trip.

    Boat: My Story

  • Brussels to Bruges Bike and Boat Tour
    by Terry Brannigan 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We loved the size of the group. We are now ready for a self guided trip.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Belgium

  • Bruges to Amsterdam
    by David Rossetti 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    We were plagued by hot weather in early June. It was pleasant before and after our trip. Not your fault. The rest was great.

    Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Janet Creighton 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: My Story

  • Multi-Adventure Tour from Trogir
    by Moira Brennan 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Loved that the trip was flexible enough to accommodate my 8-year-old son who didn't have a lot of biking experience but who was eager to learn! We had an AWESOME time!

    Boat: Princess Diana

    Countries: Croatia

  • Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
    by Lois Farmer 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: MS Normandie

  • Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus
    by Brett Applebaum 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Food just okay. plenty of it but several of the dishes were not very good. company was great so not a big deal. our guides were sensational. needed to have towels changed everyday or every other day. twice on the trip not enough. otherwise had a wonderful time. pretty challenging bike trips but we were all in it together. I think everyone had a great time.

    Boat: Harmonia

    Countries: Croatia

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Helen Newcombe 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    The bikes and scenery were great. The guide was terrible. He was not nice to the American travelers.

    Boat: Magnifique

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Amsterdam to Bruges
    by Lidia Oosthuizen 3 years agoPermalink/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 :)

    Boat: Magnifique

    Countries: Netherlands, Belgium

  • Mainz to Basel (no longer available)
    by Linda Callard 3 years agoPermalink/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

  • Mantova to Venice or Venice to Mantova
    by Gail Whitty 3 years agoPermalink/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

    Countries: Italy

  • Southern Dalmatia
    by Maureen Ryan 3 years agoPermalink/Reply

    Scenery was great! A few times the directions could have been more clear.

    Boat: Romantica

    Countries: Croatia

  • Super Tulip Tour
    by Jessie Nelson 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Boat: Zwaan

    Countries: Netherlands

  • Discover the Dordogne-old version (no longer available)
    by Lisa Reichenbach 3 years agoPermalink/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.

    Countries: France

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