Got off to a bad start with the hotel pick-up; however, after that everything went pretty well. There were six people in our group/van. I did sympathize with one participant (a non-native English/German speaker who could not express her true feelings to the operator) who had chosen the Black Forest/Baden-Baden Spa tour (she had brought all her spa goods) and was told at the last moment that her tour had been switched to the Strasbourg/Black Forest/Baden-Baden tour that did not include any spa treatment time in Baden-Baden. Strasbourg was absolutely beautiful, unfortunately we had to give up on the boat tour through the town and went on a little train ride-which wasn't so bad. In the end, I believe the guide made the correct judgement call or else we would have gotten back to town possibly three hours late, rather than one hour late. It was summer and Strasbourg was packed with tourists. The Black Forest was nothing very amazing-actually, one participant actually asked "Are we in the Black Forest?" just as we were about to exit from it. Baden-Baden is a cute town, the history is nice, but we just saw the outside of the Spa which was closed and the lobby of the casino. Then a little free time to walk around the town. Despite the fact that the guide took advantage of the autobahn's high speeds, pushed everyone along at a constant pace (he did allot some free time of our own at each location), gave up on the boat ride, we still got back to town about an hour behind schedule. As others have said, this tour is not well organised for the short time allotted and the money spent.
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