I am so excited! I got my final tour email today! I am headed on the Best of the Adriatic on June 3rd. Before the tour I am going to Prague and Budapest on my own. This will be my second RS tour, but the first was a city tour, so I'm looking forward to the full tour experience. I'm counting down, 20 days until departure!
~Waiting~ not so patiently for my final docs for my June 6 Best of Scotland! It's so exciting isn't it?
I know you'll have a wonderful time!
I was not so patient in my waiting either Pam! I've been checking my tour account everyday for the past week or so. I know it's going to be amazing! As will your Scotland tour. I am slightly jealous, as I had the best time in Scotland last year and I am dying to go back.
Woww Excellent ! :)
Your post has now prompted me to look up that tour and see what it entails. I hope you have a fabulous time!! :-)
I also am doing a tour that starts 6/3; it’s the Best of Eastern Europe. I am so excited! The first thing I did was look at the hotels on Trip Advisor. The hotels look fantastic!
Curious, what are "final" tour docs? For that matter, what are the initial tour docs?
The initial tour documents include the names of the first and last hotels the tour has booked. This allows you to add additional time if you desire. The final tour docs, which come about a month before the tour begins, include a full hotel list, as well as the name of the tour guide and the first names and hometowns of the other tour members. They also include tips on how to get to the first tour hotel from the airport or train station. I was quite excited to get the full hotel list so I could check them out online just like jaimemayo said!
Pam - we just got back from our Scotland tour may 2 this week. Sure hope you get James Macletchie for your guide. He was fantastic. The tour was awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotels were good also, food excellent.
The final tour docs, which come about a month before the tour begins,
include a full hotel list,
Thanks for letting me know.
Rosemary, we are doing the Adriatic tour in September. What hotels is your tour using? I realize there could be some differences for our tour, but I would love to start my hotel research.
Pam, you will love the Scotland tour. We had Liz Lister. She is superb; sharing comprehensive knowledge about history, culture, geology, botany etc. The nature walks she took us on were delightful. There is such a great variety of sites and activities. The gift shop at the Crannogs has lots of inexpensive artisan souvenirs, many of which are made on site.
Let me know if you have any questions.
We liked that tour so much we would even consider taking it again.
TravelingMom- Our hotels in order are Hotel Mrak in Ljubljana, Hotel Mangart in Bovec, Hotel Kastel in Motovun, Hotel Jezero in Plitvice Park, Hotel Globo in Split, Hotel Korsal in Korcula, Hotel Bristol in Mostar, and Hotel Aquarius in Dubrovnik. They all look pretty good from what I can tell.
Thanks Rosemary! I hope you do a trip report including restaurant recommendations and things to do/ see during free time.
Have a wonderful trip!
Rosemary, thanks for the heads up on the Adriatic tour. We are going in September and looking forward to receiving our final documents. Hope you will do a trip report. Have a wonderful trip!
Thank you Kim and TravelingMom! We've got Julia Reams Giersch. Like the others we've gone thru the hotel list. The one we are staying in in Dunkeld (instead of Kenmore) looks awesome! My brother is a retired forester and there is a Tall Trees trail right out the front door of the hotel...sounds awesome!
I will definitely do a trip report. I always make a point of doing a travel journal so I will have good notes to reference when I get back.
For those of you that received your final hotel list on your tour account, can you tell me where it shows up?
Is it under the itinerary tab?
5 weeks, 6 days and counting.......
Vandrabrud, you will see your final documents to download under "itinerary" in your RS Account. We received ours 4 weeks prior. This will be followed up with an email as well.
Thanks for the info!
Vandrabrud, you are very welcome. Have a great trip!
I've been a slacker! I will do a trip report soon! Short story- it was amazing. Even better than I hoped. Details to follow!