This was an excellent way to see some sights while remaining flexible to choose which venues to stop and visit. The sights offered, Museum, Botanical Gardens, Train Station and Speights Brewery each took longer than time permitted to see them all or even more than two effectively, particularly if you choose to include the Brewery tour. It would be helpful to include in the advertising for this trip to acknowledge the length of the tour of the Brewery in order to better plan the day. Our travelling companions missed an opportunity for lunch in order to make the tour and then return directly to the ship. The best fish and chips served anywhere we have ever been was in the old Speights Hotel prior to the tour.
Our ship had a change in itinerary date and arrival time, but I had no issues changing the date with Headfirst travel who were very helpful. Unfortunately due to the change of arrival time 9.30 instead of 8.30 we had to bus to the half way point of the train journey and so only had it one way. The bus trip took nearly 2 hours with a toilet stop. The train was fantastic as far as views go, a great experience but our train was very disorganised if you wanted to get something to eat or drink. No-one explained to us what would happen after the train trip, so it took a little while to find someone from the excursion team to ask where to go next which was disappointing. Overall a good trip and would book with this company again, but maybe ask a few more questions myself.
The tour wasnt explained very clearly from the beginning, we had selected the hop on hop off first however this tour was late arriving back at our spot to catch our second tour to Larnach Castle. Since we were late for this tour it meant we would not be back in town in time for our Brewery Tour. We had take the Cadbury tour instead which was ok but not our first choice. The whole day was a bit rushed and confusing not knowing we had to meet 3 separate buses and their timetable. We expected we would be on one bus the whole day.