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“Splashtours in Rotterdam”

Splashtours Rotterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Splashtours offers a city tour of Rotterdam unlike any other. A tour in the unique amphibian bus is an unforgettable experience for young and old alike!
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Was looking foward to the experience of a "bus turning into a boat" tour, but when we arrived in Rotterdam, our disappointment was unbelievable just to find out that the bus was broken. Surely when a company advertises such an excursion, they should have more than one bus ?

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Most major cities with rivers with amphibious vehicles called ducks but Rotterdam has a coach run by a company called Splashtours. After going to the meeting point we first rode around the city for 25 minutes then headed for the river. After closing all windows, the driver went down the ramp into the River. After an initial shock of water going over the windscreen, we sat back and did a tour by river with the water almost at window level. During the tour the driver/captain took us past our cruise liner 'Grand Princess', quite a sight from water level in a coach. After about 20 minutes we went back up the ramp for a further drive around the city. This certainly is a unique way of seeing Rotterdam and was well worth the effort and cost.

2  Thank gunner2412
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

When the bus reaches the water, it goes at 1 mile per hour. And it's too expensive / there are cheaper alternatives to go on the water. And we fought the information given by the guide is too often superficial, like: "Over there you see the bridge, it is red, and it is called Willemsbridge. Then, over there, you can see... "

6  Thank hans d
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

This amphibian tour is unique in the world. The vehicle has a bus and a ship license at the same time, so the driver is a captain too! The bus is too heavy to cross any of the city's bridges. What I liked best about this tour is the music they play right when the bus is reaching the water. What I liked the least is the souvenirs offered on-board. This tour takes less than two hours and you can book online at their website. Bring a camera and try to get a front seat for a better view.

4  Thank Viaxe
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We were looking forward on taking the Splash Tour on august 14,2011. Unfortunately they did not indicate the pick-up point at all. As we were wandering about the Maritiem Museum, suddenly someone came up to us and said the tour was cancelled because the bus had broken down. When we asked him some alternative he could not provide us one. After a while he advised us to go on the harbour trip with Spido. (the Spido cashier was not in the least surprised!) Strangely enough, when we were on the Spido-ship, we saw the Splash-tour bus "splash" into the river at the very same time it was planned to do so????

1  Thank lindsay_kuylle
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