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Chloejay

United Kingdom

May192013

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Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride

Miami, Florida

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Really good trip and fantastic value for money - 3 trips in one! We booked this tour because we were only spending 3 days in Miami and we wanted to cover as much ground as possible. We went on the City tour first of all and saw Ocean Drive and downtown Miami and visited other areas like Coconut Grove. Our driver Harry was brilliant and really knowledgeable. The second tour was a cruise around Biscayne Bay where we got to take some fantastic photos of the Miami skyline and visited Millionaires row on Star Island to see all the celebrity houses. The third trip was an airboat ride through the Everglades which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We saw an adult and baby crocodile and other wildlife and learned a lot about the history of the Everglades and the species living there. A really good fun filled day out for a fantastic price and highly recommended - we paid the same price for to tour as we did for a visit to the Miami Seaquarium for a few hours!

May182013

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Miami Seaquarium with Transport

Miami, Florida

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The company we booked through we're fantastic - I didn't have the opportunity to ring up and confirm our booking until the morning of the trip but the company were very helpful and understanding. We were picked up at around 9am and taken straight to the Seaquarium and collected at 3pm. We watched all the shows - 2 dolphin shows, a sea lion show and the killer whale show as well as exploring the park. A good family day out with lots to see and do. The only fault I can find with this trip is that they didn't allow you enough time at the park - we were collected at 3pm and the park doesn't close until 6pm and we were only about 30 minutes drive from our hotel. As we were picked up so early it was difficult fitting everything in. I thought the price was quite expensive - I hadn't queried it when we paid it because I have been to seaworld before and the price was similar, however when we got there the prices (for the tickets only) on the board outside were a lot cheaper than I had realised so we had spent more on the transportation part of this trip than I originally thought.

May142013

Tour/Activity

Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

A brilliant day out - really highly recommended. We travelled in a lovely comfortable coach and when we got on board, because we were a group of four, they had reserved us a table seat so that we could all sit together. They served orange juice and coffee and pastries on our way to the trip which were lovely. All four members of the team were lovely, really experienced and really knowledgeable. They told us information about the Mayan people, cultures and history all the way to Chichen Itza. We arrived at Chichen Itza and our tour guide showed us all around the site explaining the details and the history of the different features. We took some fantastic photos and the other members of the small group were lovely. We left Chichen Itza and went to a nearby restaurant where the buffet lunch was included. The restaurant was a nice traditional Mexican restaurant with dancing Mexican women and they served Mexican and American food. The food was lovely but they did not serve you with large quantities of it. After the restaurant we stopped by one of the famous sink holes where you can dive in and go for a quick swim before going home, it was a lovely place, we took some photos but they really don't do it any justice. My husband dived in and said it was a great experience. We then boarded the bus for the journey home where cold beers and soft drinks were served. A really good day out, well worth the money and highly recommended.

May102013

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Private Economy Departure Transfer: Manhattan Hotels to New York Airports

New York City, New York

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

I chose this private transfer from JFK airport because we were a group of four and it worked out to be only a couple of pounds more per person to have a private transfer rather than a shuttle so it seemed worth it. On booking I provided the company with all the details such as flight number and arrival time however I was disappointed that I still had to ring the company when we arrived in New York to confirm our arrival, especially as calls from my mobile were expensive and we had already given them all the required details. The car arrived quickly and the driver was really helpful and friendly. I was also disappointed because as we approached the toll on the way to the hotel, the driver told me that the toll was not included in the price we had already paid so we had to pay another $7.50 toll fee. I don't think this was clearly stated when we booked it. Overall it was nice to have a private transfer but to be honest the next time we go I think we will just book the shuttle - slightly cheaper and no additional fees to pay.

May092013

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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Highly recommended, we have done this tour and the Empire State Building observatory twice and this is my favourite of the two. It is much more well organised - you collect your ticket and are given a designated time slot to come back and visit the viewing tower so it's not ridiculously over crowded like the Empire State Building. I prefer the views from the top of the rock as well because you can take photos with the Empire State Building forming part of the skyline and really good photos of Central Park. Highly recommended and worth pre-booking.

May082013

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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Highly recommended and well worth the money to take some fantastic photos of the New York skyline. The gentleman conducting the tour was full of fantastic information and really interesting facts about the history of New York and its buildings. We had a rainy day when we went unfortunately but still had some amazing photo opportunities. My only disappointment was that I thought we would sail under the Brooklyn bridge but we only got close enough to take a couple of photos, but still a really worth while trip.

May062013

Tour/Activity

Private Economy Arrival Transfer: New York Airports to Manhattan Hotels

New York City, New York

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

I chose this private transfer from JFK airport because we were a group of four and it worked out to be only a couple of pounds more per person to have a private transfer rather than a shuttle so it seemed worth it. On booking I provided the company with all the details such as flight number and arrival time however I was disappointed that I still had to ring the company when we arrived in New York to confirm our arrival, especially as calls from my mobile were expensive and we had already given them all the required details. The car arrived quickly and the driver was really helpful and friendly. I was also disappointed because as we approached the toll on the way to the hotel, the driver told me that the toll was not included in the price we had already paid so we had to pay another $7.50 toll fee. I don't think this was clearly stated when we booked it. Overall it was nice to have a private transfer but to be honest the next time we go I think we will just book the shuttle - slightly cheaper and no additional fees to pay.

May062013

Tour/Activity

Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

New York City, New York

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Definitely worth doing if you are visiting New York - we have been twice to the observation deck at the Empire State Building. It never fails to surprise me how busy it is! I know it's New York and its obvious it would be busy most of the time but it is always ten times busier than the top of the rock observation deck and I think you can get better photos from the Rockefeller center. We went to the observation deck late in the evening this time in the hope that it wouldn't be so busy and that we could get some photographs of the skyline at night but it was still so busy you had to battle to get to the front to take a photo. Pretty disappointed about that but still the views from up there are fantastic. Definitely pre book your tickets too before you go or you will be waiting in the queues even longer!

Mar142012

Tour/Activity

Las Vegas Power Pass

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This is the second time that I have been to Vegas and bought the Las Vegas Power pass. We paid for a three day pass the first time we went and a two day pass this time. I would highly recommend it, you save so much money rather than paying individual ticket prices for entry into places. In the two days that we had the pass we got entry to the Stratosphere Tower, a ride on one of the Stratosphere rides, entrance to Madame Tussauds in the Venetian, The Rollercoaster at New York New York, the viewing deck at the Paris, entry to the Secret Garden and Dolphin and White Tiger habitat at the Mirage, and a free shuttle from the Fashion Show Mall to one of the Las Vegas Outlet centers, another trip I would highly recommend. Planet Hollywood on merchandise and food so we ended up with two Planet Hollywood T shirts which didn't cost us anything either. You also get 10 dollars spending money per day per pass to spend inThe pass has loads loads more to do as well, the only problem is trying to fit it all into the time that you have!!

Mar132012

Tour/Activity

Las Vegas Airport Roundtrip Transfer

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Not very impressed to be honest, only because we found once we arrived at Vegas that there was really no need to pre-book our shuttle transfers. There were several shuttles from different companies outside the airport, all of whom were prepared to take us to our hotel. We pre-booked this round trip and were told once we arrived at the airport to find the right place to meet the shuttle where a shuttle and a driver would be waiting to take us to our hotel, however no-one was waiting there when we arrived and we waited for over 20 minutes for a shuttle to appear. The driver however when he turned up was very very nice and couldn't do enough for us, just felt like we had wasted a lot of time waiting around when there were several companies to choose from that were sat waiting ready to take us.

Sep102011

Tour/Activity

Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

Waikiki, Oahu

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

An excellent tour and very good value for money. Our tour guide George was brilliant and very knowledgeable. We saw two huge sea turtles on the beach and the volunteers that were there at the time were happy to give us information about the turtles and the ongoing work they do to protect the endangered species. We also saw the Byodo-In Temple which was beautiful and has been used as a backdrop for several tv programmes such as Hawaii 5-0 and Lost. We saw sunset beach and Turtle Bay and the Dole Pineapple Plantation which was very interesting. Well worth the money we paid and would definitely do again.

My Photos

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Sep092011

Tour/Activity

Paradise Cove Luau

Waikiki, Oahu

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We went to the Paradise Cove Luau on a Friday night when we stayed in Honolulu. We paid for the package that included flower leis, an arrival mai-tai cocktail and two premium drinks and two standard drinks. We had a bit of a shaky start to the tour as we missed the tour bus because we were misled as to where the bus was picking us up from, but the bus came back for us and we were on our way. It was definitely worth the money, there were traditional Hawaiian games and traditions such as the shower of flowers and the net fishing techniques and the buffet dinner which included shredded pork, fish in butter sauce and southern fried chicken. All the food was amazing and the choice of cocktails was fantastic. It really was a night to remember I would recommend it to anyone.

My Photos

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Sep072011

Tour/Activity

Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Sightseeing Tour

Waikiki, Oahu

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I am not from America so didn't know a lot about American history and America's involvement in the second world war, but thought it was important to pay a visit to Pearl Harbor seeing as we were visiting Oahu. The tour was fantastic, and well worth the money. We went to Pearl Harbor in the morning and had time to explore before the visit to the Theatre which outlined the events before during and after Pearl Harbor. The short film was very moving and very tastefully done. We then got a shuttle boat over to the USS Arizona Memorial and had about half an hour to take photographs, read the information and pay our respects. It was a very beautiful and peaceful place. There was a lot more to see at Pearl Harbor than I had expected, you could easily fill two whole days there exploring the museums and memorials, battleship and submarine. After our Pearl Harbor tour we had an included tour of Honolulu. We saw parts of the Ko'olau Mountains, Iolani Palace - where the new series of Hawaii 5-0 headquarters is filmed, King Kamehameha Statue outside Ali'iolani Hale, Mission Houses Museum, The Eternal Flame Memorial built in memory of the victims of 9/11, The Honolulu State Capital Building and Punchbowl Cemetary. Overall you get to see an awful lot for the price you pay. Very impressed, the tour guide was amazing - knowledgeable and friendly.

My Photos

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  • Pearl Harbor, Oahu

Sep052011

Tour/Activity

Honolulu Airport Roundtrip Transfer with Optional Lei Greeting

Oahu, Hawaii

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Well worth the money, we were collected at the airport and greeted by a lovey lady called Irena. She welcomed us with a beautiful Lei and showed us where to get our bags from and escorted us to our shuttle bus. The driver was excellent, very friendly. On our return journey we were picked up on time and they rang us to confirm the day before. Perfect.

Sep052011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Departure Transfer: from Hotels

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent value for money, we arrived at San Francisco airport and the shuttle buses were waiting right outside. We only had to wait a few minutes for the next shuttle, the drivers were kind and polite, couldn't ask for anything more.

Sep042011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

San Francisco, California

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

We enjoyed our San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise and it was good value for money. You get to see a lot of sights as the sun sets, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and San Francisco itself. The evening we went was a bit disappointing as it was really cold so it wasn't much fun out on deck, but we got some amazing photographs of the sights so it was worth it. The Golden Gate Bridge looked amazing when it was lit up at night, as did Alcatraz. The buffet that was supplied wasn't great, there were sandwiches and freshly baked cookies, but you had to get in there quick as as soon as the food was put out people queued up and filled their plates and after about half an hour there wasn't much left!!

My Photos

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Sep032011

Tour/Activity

Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The Alcatraz and San Francisco tour was definitely one of the highlights of our stay in San Francisco. We did Alcatraz in the morning, we had plenty of time to look around and visit the shop and do the full audio walking tour until we had to be back at the Pier. It was really interesting and a lot more to see there than I had expected. When we got back to the Pier we went on our San Francisco tour and visited the Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio Park, The Victorian Houses of Postcard Row. Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39 and the beautiful winding streets of San Francisco. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting San Francisco, especially those that are pushed for time and want to fit a lot in.

My Photos

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Sep022011

Tour/Activity

San Francisco Arrival Transfer: to Hotels

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent service at an excellent price. Drivers were polite and on time and well organised.

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