There is a currency exchange desk at your Rabat hotel La Tour Hassan, where I exchanged enough money (for incidentals) to get me through the trip. Otherwise, I used a credit card for the bigger purchases I made. I never looked for ATM's at the hotels so I can't comment on that. However, I would not count on hotel registrars to exchange money and the Rabat hotel is the only one I recall that had a currency exchange office.
An ATM is always the best place, unless you are buying at a discount on the black market.
Regarding scopolamine, I used one in the patch format in the Great Barrier Reef. It caused some hallucinations and the patch was quickly removed. I wish i had tried one at home before the trip as I would have discovered I was too sensitive to this medication and could have gotten something else. Ask your physician for their guidance.
I took this trip in September 2018 and loved it. However, I did get seasick (as did others) when approaching and leaving Mikonos. I unfortunately did not come prepared so I would highly suggest that you get a prescription from your doctor for scopolamine. Also if you choose to go to Delos, you may need the patch for the ferry ride. There were sea sickness pills provided by the crew but you really need to take them before you get sick. Also, make sure you eat. I was afraid to eat so my stomach was empty which made the sea sickness worse. Better to be prepared. Enjoy the trip.
Windstar's ships do have stabilization and the Aegean is normally quite calm. That being said, the Windstar ships are much smaller than the major cruise ships. If you do get a storm, there will be more motion on a smaller ship than a larger one. Below is a picture of the Windstar (on the left) with a not too large cruise ship on the right.
I took this tour and had no issues either on the ship or the buses. That said I'm not sensitive to normal levels of motion. I didn't observe anyone on this tour having an issue. Most of the ship travel, but not all, is done during the night.
We just did the Spain and Portugal parador tour in October and for the first night, Tauck DID pick us up at the airport and we stayed at a hotel that had absolutely nothing to do with Tauck and I booked it on our own. Wanted to stay someplace different rather than at the hotel Tauck was using for the beginning of our tour. Was about $150 a night less, also. Moved over to the Tauck hotel the next day.
I understand that you only get the Tauck transfer if you stay in the Tauck hotel? But maybe they are more flexible these days.
John , are you saying you have flights that mean you arrive two days early but have not booked an hotel for those nights? Tauck will book their hotel for you but only if there is availability. I would hurry and so this especially if it is a small Italian hotel in the height of the season.
If you use a travel agent just ask them to contact Tauck and make the reservation. If you booked directly with Tauck just call them to add the extra nights. If you don’t book through Tauck then you may not get the transfers to the hotel .
You will still get the Tauck transfers even if you don't book the extra nights with them. You may find the rate cheaper if you don't book with Tauck and just book the extra nights separately from them. FInd this is often the case.