Review of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Seeing the remains of the walled cities.
What did you think of your group leader?
1) He clearly had problems with communications, and this has nothing to do with his language skills as he was fluent in English. He was reluctant to let us know what to expect and how to plan for the activities. It appears that he just expected us to follow his every instruction at the last minute, without realizing that the group consisted of seasoned travelers who appreciated being briefed about what to expect ahead of time. 2) His manner of communications with us was also inappropriate. He always wanted to have the last word in every conversation, and many of us just decided not to contradict his opinions after some time, in case he made things difficult for us for the rest of the trip. I would have expected a certain level of professionalism in his communications with us, his customers. 3) His affections towards a particular group member also clouded his professional judgement on many occasions. His public display of affections made several of us extremely uncomfortable. While I am not against him developing feelings for an attractive customer, he should only act on his feelings during "after hours".
Is there anything else you would like to add?
1) The islands and the coastal cities we visited were beautiful but unfortunately we were put in very bad hotels. The hotels seemed to be 2 star at best. In comparing rates between different tour companies, I do not believe Exodus' rates was lower than the average, so I was very surprised at the hotels we had to stay in. 2) My experience was clearly marred by the group leader. I am sure if we had a different leader, I would have enjoyed the trip a lot more, despite the crappy hotels.