I just thought the seat thing juvenile. And I agree hands off is fine. I don't care either way. But I do want to feel cared for. Didn't feel as cared for by Tauck. But only a little less. I'd still travel again with them in a heartbeat if the Itinerary was right.Thanks for your report and thoughts! It's funny because I like the rotating-I get motion sick but feel that it's more "fair" than some people taking the same seats over and over. Also, I got to know more people with the rotations (some I'd rather have not, but that's the risk of a tour).
I also prefer Tauck's single tour director and that they are more hands off. Again, completely personal preference. With some of the recent changes in ABDs (number of guests, more OYO time, focus on places I don't want to visit), I have a feeling that our next two ABDs will be our last and Tauck will be our go to tour operator.
What were your favorite places in Portugal? And would you return again on your own?
I am Portuguese and would go back to Portugal any time, on my own or with a tour. I loved it all. Sintra and Coimbra were the best though. And The convent of Christ.