• Laundry September 12 2014 Budapest to Bucharest.

    #5 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2014 10:08:46 AM


    Looks like I will be packing some laundry detergent.

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    #7 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2014 8:12:34 AM


    Since New Zealand may well be our next tour with Tauck, I am on the prowl in this forum. First, I would like to see Mike respond back to all the very helpful responses to his original question. Second, I am not really sure what he means by detailed itinerary not forthcoming from Tauck, when you read the day to day itinerary on the website, it looks pretty detailed to me apart from what time the tour begins each morning. Third, I am always surprised when people make comments about being on the bus too long. I look at it this way-- do you want to see a good part of what the area or country has to offer or not. If you do not want to be on a bus, travel independently and stay in each area for longer and immerse yourself there. This of course will take you a lot longer to see the country-- but it may be what you personally want to do. Other people may complain and say, hey we wanted to see (insert a country) but they only took us to a couple of places. Whenever I have been on the 'bus' day with Tauck, there is always plenty to see out of the bus, and on our recent long travel day in Africa, the odd stop to see a lion! The rest stops often are a highlight on their own, a really good meal, a museum, a quick decent shopping opportunity, a fantastic view. Finally, I took a quick look at the Odyssey website, it's almost transparently said that there is a good chance some of the accommodation may be within universities and B and B where there are shared bathrooms. Now B and B may be nice in the US but this is not the case in some other countries at all, perhaps Jan can comment about Australia. I can only say that as a child we had to do B and B in England because my parents could not afford hotels. I can clearly remember trotting down the hall to go to the bathroom and finding that someone was having a long leisurely bath while I hopped up and down desperate for a toilet! Now I have worked hard all my life, been careful to save, raise my children and seen them through college, I want more quality and I think deserve the Tauck experience.

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  • We have an extra time in Amsterdam on Sept. 24-25, 2015 Any suggestions of what to do???

    #7 Posted : Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:20:51 PM


    lovestravel said:

    Also, see the bicycle garage at the train station. I'm close to being willing to bet you've never seen so many bicycles in one place in your life!

    There are huge numbers of bikes parked near the main railway station in Copenhagen, too. I have no info on which city has the most, so I won't be taking your bet! :)) Sure is the most amazing sight. Cheers, Jan

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