Claudia Sails wrote:
Fantastic pictures Alan. How do you include pictures in your posts?
Re altitude, we live at 7,000 feet in NM and of course are used to the altitude. My husband, being a flat lander, had some issues with headaches when he first came here. That is the same problems some of our visitors have had. In part that's due to dehydration which is doubly a problem in our arid climate. Keep hydrated and if you are prone to sinus congestion/headaches make sure you take whatever measures work for you - medication, saline spray, etc.
We are on the Switzerland Crown Jewel tour and live in Miami. Would anyone who did this tour recommend taking the pills to prevent altitude sickness
Placerville Traveler wrote:
Of course, by now your probably have heard that you won't get to go to Neuschwanstein, but will go to s churck in a meadow instead.
So how was the church tour? We leave on this tour next week.
AlanS - I just returned from the June 23rd small group UA & D tour. I enjoyed it. True, Neuschwanstein was not included but the "church in the meadow" (Wies church) referenced above was nice. Apparently, there was a major battle between Tauck and the travel/govt officials in Bavaria re changes being made by the travel/Bavarian govt re visits by Tauck to Neuschwanstein. Although Tauck had been doing this stop for years unchanged, the travel/Bavarian people wanted to drop certain things associated with Tauck's previous visit/itinerary there and Tauck lost out in the struggle. So, the visit to Wies was substituted. Nevertheless, we did visit one of Ludwig's other castles, Linderhof Castle, which was gorgeous and where Ludwig spent most of his time and many of his personal things were located. BTW, this sudden decision by the travel/Bavarian govt people to drop a number of things re the Tauck previous visits to Neuschwanstein happened at the last minute after the Tauck brochures were on the street. Apparently it all caught Tauck off guard at the last minute. Bottomline, I loved the entire UA & D tour, especially the grossglochnerhoch alpine strasse (alpine highway) drive, visit to the Dolomites WW I museum, zugspitze, etc. Next up for me is Tauck's Canadian Maritimes tour in August (it will mark my 30th Tauck tour and I still have 2 more Tauck tours planned for later this year. LOL. :-) ).
Everyone I know seems to be in Italy, just come back from, or just about to go to ITALY
AlanS -- The same thing happened to me when I took the Classic Italy/Small Groups tour two years ago, i.e. could not to go to Cinque Terre as the seas were too choppy. We did get on the boat in the harbor and the boat driver attempted to get out of the harbor but we had to turn back as it was like a roller coaster ride just outside of the harbor area. I am glad that we did turn back, but it was a disappointment. Getting to Cinque Terre always a challenge it seems.