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  • Clodagh C
    Belfast, UK1 contribution
    Good value for money and Prosecco was nice. Views are lovely and staff are quick at refilling glasses. Would recommend!

    (Go slightly early for a better seat at the windows)
    Review of: Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise & Unlimited Prosseccoo
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Brooks D
    56 contributions
    Enjoyed the evening Dinner Cruise, the singer, she has a great voice. Good food, availability of wine only. A nice relaxing evening with your favorite people.
    Review of: Paris Seine River Dinner Cruise with Live Music by Bateaux Mouches
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Maisie T
    1 contribution
    Really good cruise, lovely cheese and our glasses were never left empty. Our tour guides Fia and Alycia were very funny and very interesting. 100% recommend
    Review of: Amsterdam Classic Boat Cruise with Live Guide, Drinks and Cheese
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • MD840CHI
    Winnetka, IL2 contributions
    We were very pleased with the ambiance, and quality of the dinner cruise. Our wait staff was very friendly and professional.
    Review of: Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise
    Written 24 November 2023
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  • Ian S
    1 contribution
    Csabi looked after us very well. We had a fun evening. Good food nice cocktails. Would recommend the folk night river cruise.
    Review of: Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Roving618169
    5 contributions
    A really good trip, well worth it, the boat is clean and modern. The film is interesting and I’d recommend it to anyone
    Review of: Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Rachel B
    Goldsboro, NC125 contributions
    We truly enjoyed our tour of Venice with Francesca. It was obvious that she enjoyed sharing the historic city with visitors. One of the greatest things about this tour was the fact that they use headsets so we could always hear what was being said. We started early in the morning and were able to avoid large crowds for a few hours. We also didn't need to wait in lines (except at the WCs). The tour is a bit pricey but worth it to have a smaller group.
    Review of: Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Shmi Shem
    Boston, MA301 contributions
    The tour was amazing from the punctual pick-up to the free photos they provided via email.

    The staff were friendly and were very good at pointing out the dolphins and whales. A coverall is provided with multiple sizes available, ranging from XS to L (not sure if it went higher as I was only interested in my size). Tip: use the coverall so you can withstand the cold especially in November.

    We sighted dolphins, a humpback, and a minke whale. Not the whole bodies as the ship stayed a respectable distance so as not to disturb the sea creatures.

    Whilst I was able to take videos, my camera wasn't powerful enough to capture them up close so it was a nice gesture from the company to provide the photos and for free, too!
    Review of: The Original Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • tetondude
    New Orleans, LA101 contributions
    Forget about hearing the guide. The PA in the boat is woefully inadequate and also most passengers were interested in talking and drinking. That being said we did it at night and the scenery made up for the poor sound system. Would otherwise recommend as a nice, scenic one hour boat ride.
    Review of: Seine River Guided Cruise and Snacks Options by Vedettes de Paris
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • h3305
    Houston, Texas86 contributions
    Fun tour around the canals on a small "Hyggie" boat with an entertaining and knowledgeable captain, who spoke good U.S. English.
    Highly recommend!
    Review of: Guided Canal Tour in Copenhagen by Electric Boat
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • Helen C
    4 contributions
    Great trip, very comfortable boat with good amenities, very respectful to the whales not to chase them or surround them. The silent boat made the experience very peaceful when you got out to where the whales were so you could observe them in their natural environment. Good information given and helpful staff. Only one issue is they had a machanical problem with one of the boats so gave options for people to rebook next day for 20% off or use another boat company. If you aren’t flexible with your dates then recommend turning up by 7.30 to secure a place on the boat you booked if they have issues. Would definitely recommend tho.
    Review of: Silent Whale Watching
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • rosely d
    Bishops Stortford, UK4 contributions
    Our guide was very friendly, it was better than I expected for the price we paid I would highly recommend this trip. It is a must when you visit Venice
    Review of: Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary
    Written 2 November 2023
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  • Susan C
    1 contribution
    Great walking tour supplemented by delicious chocolates - including the best hot chocolate I have ever had. I loved the old town portion of the tour.
    Review of: Geneva 3-hour Chocolate Tasting Tour and Old Town Visit
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Simon D
    The Hague, The Netherlands166 contributions
    Very enjoyable evening. Went up and down the Danube in the central area. Food was great and drink prices reasonable.

    Live music was two OK singers with backing tracks singing some odd throwback tunes to the 1970s. Had there just have been background music I would not have noticed the difference! Oh - and the candles are electric.
    Review of: Budapest Danube River Candlelit Dinner Cruise with Live Music
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • Divette15
    Ottawa, Canada97 contributions
    After I booked, I read some questionable reviews on a different site, that made me nervous about my choice but I can tell you that the experience was actually amazing, relaxing and delicious!! It was raining lightly so it was a perfect activity to enjoy the view and stay dry! I chose the 'Privilege' package which guarantees a window seat. The food was even one of the top meals we had in Paris! Every dish we had was delicious! For our main we chose the beef and it was melt in your mouth! Wine was great as well!! Service was great and attentive. The boat dock is at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower so I planned the boat ride, with a Tour of the Eiffel Tower right after. Despite the rain, it was perfect!
    Review of: Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
    Written 28 November 2023
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