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  1. An easy way to travel is by train to various destinations. Often there are special deals depending the season. You might find tickets for public tansport in Amsterdam, like daytickets. Also often tickets for Amsterdam and surroundings. Apart from that NS (dutch railway) often has special daytickets. Best is to check again closer to the time you will travel. https://www.ns.nl/en/ This website of the Amsterdam tourist office also gives you some impressions too. https://www.iamsterdam.com/en Be aware parking in most towns can be very expensive, some with restrictions. Also gas is expensive in The Netherlands,
  2. We have done it some years ago with a small group as a shiptour, to and from Pichilingue (port of La Paz). We liked the drive and Todos Santos. Maybe this website can help you.https://www.toursbylocals.com/find_tour&area=1273 The tour is also doable to/from Cabo San Lucas.
  3. I now notice that unfortunately the link for the hopoff bus isnot correct. I gave you the one of Cartagena, Colombia, not the one in Spain. This is the correct link, however in spanish. I have seen the hopon off bus close the departure point of that ""train"". https://puertodeculturas.cartagena.es/ficha_bus.asp Also you can check this site for info about what to see or do for free in Cartagena, Spain. https://turismo.cartagena.es/cartagena_gratis.asp
  4. Instead of Rotterdam or Amsterdam, go to Delft! Charming ice old town with a lot of history. Just a short drive from Rotterdam. https://www.delft.com/
  5. Ships dock in Cartagena almost in city center, so it is very walkable. Apart from that there is this touristic "train", leaving not that far from the cruiseterminal. https://www.trenturisticocartagena.com/ Also the hopon off bus is available. https://www.getyourguide.com/s/?q=Cartagena, Colombia&lc=l362&ct=9&searchSource=4
  6. Another populair one is Banks Mansion.
  7. On June 10 we had an newsletter in The Netherlands (in dutch) that all sailings on ms Rotterdam till September 26 2021 are canceled. Also a new date for the dedication will be published later.
  8. In Stavanger you can take the hopon off bus which covers a nice part of the city. https://www.viator.com/tours/Stavanger/City-Sightseeing-Stavanger-Hop-On-Hop-Off-Tour/d4361-2916P120 Apart from that ""train"" in Alesund there also is a hopon off bus, which offers a longer tour. https://city-sightseeing.com/en/66/alesund In Geiranger we did this 3 hours tour by minibus which covers 3 excellent viewpoints. Since it is by minibus best is to book ahead. https://www.visitnorway.com/listings/panorama-exclusive-bus-geiranger/205516/
  9. Unfortunately I can only agree with Hank re massages and galeries. Indeed Covid made most business suffer, many of them closed or had less opening hours/days. . You better ask again by the time you sail, then we might now more. Tourism is increasing at the moment, but mostly americans and mexicans. We stayed at home, not in Vallarta last winter and missed that a lot!.
  10. I guess it is still open. Some love it, some donot. The Zoo in Puerto Vallarta. https://www.puertovallarta.net/what_to_do/vallarta-zoo Bring insect repellent .
  11. Indeed walk along the water to the station or use tramnr 26 from the stop close to the terminal and take the one direction Centraal Station. Donot travel during rushhours however. Tickets might be sold inside the cruise terminal, or else use creditcard. https://en.gvb.nl/bezoek-amsterdam/tourist-guide It will be almost impossible to find a cab for this very short drive. You might try Uber.
  12. This is NOT on the Mexican Riviera, but on the Riviera Maya.
  13. Due to Covid traveling has changed a lot. There used to be a dutch travel agent (Lindbergh) in Amsterdam that offered tours to Belgium and Germany etc. However they are closed because of lack of clients. I have no idea whether they will reopen once things are back to normal. This private driver also organised tours, of course you can contact him with your questions too. http://www.dagtoertaxi.nl/private-tour.html Another option for you can be to book international traintickets to e.g. Brussels or Paris and make your own arrangements. For schedules and prices check this site: https://www.nsinternational.com/en
  14. You wil see many canadians, americans and europeans that are living full time ( or at least for a longer period in winter) in those places. They enjoy living there. Use common sense and yes you will be safe.
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