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  1. If he is a baseball fan take a tour of Fenway Park. Also the Harpoon brewery is a short walk from Black Falcon Terminal. You can take brewery tour. Take a Duck Boat tour. Trip takes you into the Charles River. None of these fall into the 'thrill' category but they are fun.
  2. Love Iceland Air! Price of Saga class often is close in price to Economy or Economy Plus on other airlines with nicer seats. Saga Class also gives access to their airline lounges,
  3. We took the shuttle to the glacier. They have kiosks on the dock so you can buy your tickets there. The film at the visitor's center is worth your time. I think R/T is $45 each. Mt. Robert's tramway is within walking distance of the dock. I'd wait until you get to Juneau before you buy tickets since the tramway is often rained or fogged in. We've been to Juneau 3 times and it was only the last time (June 2018) that it was clear enough to go up. Once there there are nice hiking/walking trails. Also plan a bit of time to walk around Juneau. You can visit the State Capitol and the oldest cabin in the city as well as the Red Dog Saloon. Enjoy!
  4. Wait til you get to Juneau. Mt Roberts is often encased in fog. If weather is nice it is a nice trip. An alternative is to walk around Juneau. Somewhere we found a walking tour map that took us to the Governor house, State House , oldest cabin, and the Red Dog Saloon. Look online and hopefully you'll find a map.
  5. The end of the Iceland Guided Golden Circle Tour takes you to the key sites in Reykjavik. I suggest on your half day go into town on your own and walk around.
  6. We have done two tours with Iceland Guided Tours (igtours). We did the Golden Falls and geysers and a short city tour and the 10 sites in 5 hours. Both were great. You are in a minibus. They pick you up/drop off at the port. The driver is your guide. Make sure you spend some time walking around Reyjavik. It's an interesting city. When we were in the church the organist was practicing. Magnificent!
  7. Walk up the hill to the fortress and visit the Resistance Museum. Lots of brave men and women during World War 2. We've been twice and always learn something new.
  8. Another vote for the Swan Boats in the Public Garden especially if you read the children's book "Make Way for Ducklings." The Swan Boats usually open in mid-April for the summer season. You'll also be near the Duckling Sculpture and Cheers.
  9. If there isn't a shuttle you can take public transportation. The Silver Line (a bus) leaves from Dry Dock Ave and will take you to South Station. From there you can hop on the Red Line to Park Street which is at the edge of the Boston Common and the beginning of the Freedom Trail. Or you can get off at South Station and walk up the Rose Kennedy Greenway (along the harbor), past the Aquarium, and into the North End (old North Church, Paul Revere House, Copp's Burial Ground, and great Italian food). The public transportation system, called the "T" has a great website www.mbta.com pick trip planner and you'll be able to map out your route to various sights. Boston is a easy city to walk around. And if you are there in the summer make sure you ride the Swan Boats in the Public Garden (closest stop is Arlington St on the Green Line) but you can easily walk there from Park St Station.
  10. Rodizio Puerto Madero takes credit cards. No reservation was needed. They probably would take USD since most places like hard currency and would prefer to not pay the credit card service fee. Ask about the exchange rate if you pay in USD.
  11. We used an ATM at the airport. Also exchanged some money at the hotel. Restaurants would prefer to take cash and will take USD with a not bad exchange rate. USD bills can be folded but otherwise must be in clean and unmarked condition. In the tourist areas you'll see men saying "cambio, cambio" they are trying to get you to change money with them. Don't! Find a legit currency exchange (you'll need your passport) or ATM. Buenos Aires is a lovely city and well worth exploring on foot. We felt safe but we also kept aware of our surroundings. If you have time take the tour at the Teatro Colon. They offer them in English at specific times of the day. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card. Hop-on-Hop-Off bus only takes cash at their main office. Also on Saturday or Sunday the Casa Rosada is open to the public (free entry). Tours were in Spanish but we were able to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the building.
  12. We used an ATM at the airport. Also exchanged some money at the hotel. Restaurants would prefer to take cash and will take USD with a not bad exchange rate. USD bills can be folded but otherwise must be in clean and unmarked condition. In the tourist areas you'll see men saying "cambio, cambio" they are trying to get you to change money with them. Don't! Find a legit currency exchange (you'll need your passport) or ATM. Buenos Aires is a lovely city and well worth exploring on foot. We felt safe but we also kept aware of our surroundings. If you have time take the tour at the Teatro Colon. They offer them in English at specific times of the day. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card. Hop-on-Hop-Off bus only takes cash at their main office. Also on Saturday or Sunday the Casa Rosada is open to the public (free entry). Tours were in Spanish but we were able to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the building.
  13. We took a tour with https://www.gvtours.com/ We were in a minibus. Tour guide was a lovely women who was leading tours to raise money to go to flight school. Tour included stops in Frutillar, Puerto Varas, Petrohue Falls and lunch. We ended in Puerto Montt. If you want to buy a sweater (and I wish I had bought more than 1) buy it from the vendors at Petrohue Falls. Mine has some alpaca wool which makes it toasty. Note when you get to Chile you will be told over and over to not take food off the ship. Our tour started late (and we had to cut short our time in Puerto Montt) because someone on the cruise (not in our tour) decided the rules didn't apply to them. The entire disembarkation process was stopped until the Chilean agricultural team could bring in more inspectors and food sniffing dogs.
  14. Walk outside the terminal and there are lots of taxi's. The prices are posted on a big board. Have fun!
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