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Eastern Europe top trip with great company! January 2019

5.0

Best of the East

Did a long break trip (or fall break) with Euroadventures on their "Best of the East" adventure. I had always wanted to travel to the destinations (especially Prague, Krakow & Budapest) and the trip and organization did not disappoint. Everything really was top notch from the itinerary and pace of the trip to the accommodations to the trip leader. By the end of the trip our group went from strangers (there were some traveling together as groups of friends) to all great friends. Highly recommend this trip, especially for those looking for something slightly off the beaten path (especially Krakow) and this company. Read more

Operator Euroadventures LLC

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highlights of central europe October 2018

5.0

Highlights of Central Europe

An excellent introduction to the countries visited.
The tour leader, Peter, plying and explaining the flute.


Very pleasant knowledgeable man, with a good sense of humour.


No, everything was as expected. In my case

Not a critiscm but a personal choice. I like to make early morning tea, only
2 hotels had a kettle and 2 had coffee machines in the rooms, so a kettle
could be handy.


The tour ran Saturday to Sunday, I think an extra day would be useful,
possibly in Vienna or a small place not easily accesible by 'weekend flights'


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Brilliant ... but October 2018

4.0

Highlights of Central Europe

I will deal with the 'but' first. This is definitely not a 1; leisurely;
more a 2, moderate. The distances to walk are comparatively large and the
surfaces (cobblestones mainly) are not conducive to fast walking even if you
can, and, of course, as always, the speed of the group is governed by the
speed of the slowest person.
That said, it's a wonderful introduction to the cities and towns visited,
their history and how their infrastructure works. The Tatra mountains are
beautiful and welcome break. I will definitely go back to most of the cities.
Each has a feel and charm of its own and, except Vienna, are cheap (for a
Londoner) to stay, eat and travel in. This trip is great if you want to get a
feel for central Europe; you see loads albeit the pace and itinerary don't
allow time to dwell and ponder what you are looking at. You are in a region
of wonderful and gory history and there are massive amounts to take in.
No particular inspirational moment, but the feel of the central market area
in Krakow and the salt mines do stand out.


Peter our guide was brilliantly knowledgeable (much more than the usual
excellent Exodus guides), very personable, was always there to resolve the
inevitable issues but not firm enough on timing leading to people wandering
off to the shops etc. thus delaying the group.


Take a couple of good comfortable walking shoes; there's a lot of it, and a
good water bottle. The tap water is fine and freely available.

Its difficult to work out what cash you'll need; and there are several
currencies. If you travel abroad check out the right debit card with no
commissions and commercial rates and credit card for the same reasons. There
are lots of ATMs and that way you can pull cash as you need it (always use a
'bank' atm to avoid the 3rd party charges) and decline 'their' exchange rate;
and/or use your CC where you can (charged in local currency). It'll save you
sizeable amounts and not leave you with unnecessary cash you have to swap
around.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Not a vacation and adventure October 2018

5.0

Headwater - Cycling the Danube from Vienna to Budapest

Incredible journey through forests, farms, hamlets and cities! Truly the
greatest way to experience a new culture.
Spending 10 quality days with my daughter exploring this beautiful part of
the world.


We were self guided


Make sure your GPS is up to date and your phone is charged. Maps and
directions can be challenging at times, many roads have no signs and
kilometer markers on your bike will be off as soon as you make a single side
trip or wrong turn. GPS got us back on track multiple times.


Research the towns along the way. Many are spectacular and we didn't leave
enough time to explore them.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Cycling the Danube??? October 2018

5.0

Headwater - Cycling the Danube from Vienna to Budapest

My son and I cycled from Vienna to Budapest in early June. We had a great
time. The accommodation was fabulous all the way and the cycles were high
quality. The map and other information was very helpful and although we
didn't need it, help would have been at hand if anything had gone wrong. Most
of the cycling we did was on quiet roads or cycle lanes which made us feel
fairly safe. My only warning to prospective cyclists on this holiday is just
to point out that not much of it is actually along the Danube, probably
because there just isn't a decent path going along it I guess. Our highlight
was Gyor. Never heard of it? We hadn't either but it's a real gem.
Bratislava is really charming and Budapest is a city built on a grand scale.
Vienna? We weren't so impressed. Just a little bit too la di dah for our
taste but a city you have to see especially if like us you are big fans of
"The Third Man." Yes, the wheel is still there and yes we did go on it. You
have to, right?
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Operator Exodus Travels

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Beautiful scenery, safe cycling October 2018

4.0

Headwater - Self-Guided Cycling along the Danube from Passau to Vienna

The vast majority of this trip is in cycle paths separated from road traffic
with some lightly trafficked roads and only very occasional roads with
significant traffic, and even then you are usually separated from them by a
barrier of some type: in fact, if none of the above applies, you're probably
'lost' although that, too, is really difficult to do as the river is hard to
lose and the signage is excellent! A large proportion is on a Euro cycle path
from the Black Sea to the Atlantic and it is very well maintained: UK
councils could learn a thing or two about maintaining safe cycling
environments from the Austrians. The scenery is at times spectacular and
varies from day to day as the river meanders across Austria. The
accommodation we got was generally very good and there was usually somewhere
good to have dinner in the evening. Lunch stops were a bit thin on the ground
but we usually found somewhere. The bicycles were heavy but in very good
nick: the route is mostly flat and any slight downhills outnumber the uphills
- which often related to gaining the altitude required to cross over the
bridges over the river rather than anything else. There are churches in
abundance, from big to small and most towns have a schloss (castle). There
are some spectacular monasteries and when you get to Vienna, it is clear that
it was the centre of the world for quite a long time with monuments and
buildings to show for it! The distances are manageable - on the last day, you
can get a train to cut the distance down to about 50 km but we decided to
cycle from Krems to Vienna (about 90 km) and we survived!
The abbey at Melk is very impressive, and the old castle (ruins) at
Hinterhaus are worth a visit for the view (takes about 30-40 minutes off
saddle to walk up to it just before Spitz).


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Operator Exodus Travels

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