Leslie Boor, Louisville, Kentucky
Recently, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a trip. We were trying to decide between several countries and chose the Czech Republic. While trying to figure where to go and how to get there, I got frustrated with how little I knew and I googled it. A website called Go Real Europe popped up. The website had a questionnaire that allowed me to choose preferences regarding activity level, tours that might interest us, and willingness to travel outside of Prague.
I made selections that focused on several areas such as Communism, history, and activities that included biking. For what seemed like a very reasonable price Go Real Europe designed an extensive itinerary that covered everything. Our transportation to and from the airport, to and from Cesky Krumlov after we'd been to Prague, several tours, self-guided tours as well as guided tours, and hotels. From the ride to our hotel in Prague from the airport, we felt completely taken care of.
There was a bottle of wine waiting in our spacious hotel room overlooking the Charles River bridge with a note of welcome from David. From that moment on, everything went beautifully. He provided us with a cell phone that had many numbers programmed into it that covered every leg of our trip. We only really needed it once - when the rafting outfit lost our reservation in Cesky Krumlov. A quick call to David solved our problems and we enjoyed one of the highlights of our trip, rafting along the Vltava River.
We asked for a rather physical experience on our questionnaire and I was under the impression that my boyfriend and I were pretty fit. The bicycling day trip that we asked for in Cesky Krumlov ended up being an odyssey to the top of a mountain at our own, uneducated, request. The 7-hour trip ended up being one of the great physical challenges of my adult life. Our tour guide never became breathless (apparently, the Czechs are great bicycle enthusiasts!), while I lost the ability to salivate somewhere around the halfway point. I began to seriously wonder if I would make it without shaming my country and falling over in a dead faint. Once we reached the top of the mountain, we looked at a beautiful, pristine mountain-top lake that is untouched by humans. The sight made up for every moment of torture I had experienced. Halfway down the mountain, we stopped and had a beer and a sausage. What sweet reward!
I cannot recommend Go Real Europe enough. We are thinking about going to Poland in 2010 and hope that he can help us with that trip as well. Go Real Europe made sure that we felt very special during our entire stay.
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