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Pauline D

Pauline D

United Kingdom

Mar152014

Tour/Activity

Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise

Istanbul, Turkey

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Brilliant weather for a great trip to the Spice Market and the Bosphorus Cruise. The courier was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting about the history of Istanbul. The Spice Market is absolutely brilliant, for us, better than the Grand Bazaar! This was followed by a trip over the river to the Asian side of Istanbul to join a boat cruise up the Bosphorus. The boat was not overcrowded so we were able to move around easily plus enjoy a drink from the cafeteria. The commentary was very interesting, explaining about the Golden Horn and pointing out the famous Palaces and Castles.
On our return to the European side of Istanbul we left the coach at the Spice Market and spent the rest of the afternoon browsing and purchasing teas, nougat, turkish delight and many spices. Excellent!!!

Mar142014

Tour/Activity

Istanbul Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Turkish Dinner and Show

Istanbul, Turkey

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

We were collected from our hotel and joined a small group of tourists for a great tour if Istanbul. The local tour guide had a very good knowledge of the history of Istanbul but it would have been helpful if he had carried an identifying item e.g. umbrella, as we did loose sight of him sometimes. The Hagia Sophia is magnificent as is the Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace where we were amazed to see many 'relics' such as the walking stock of Moses and a cooking pot used by Abraham.
We were taken to a local cafe for an excellent lunch, with choices for the meals, which was served
very quickly by great staff.
Our afternoon stop was at the Blue Mosque, however we were late going in, as they were due to shut the Mosque so were extremely disappointed not to have enough time to take photos.
The next down side of this tour was being taken to a 'Carpet' salesroom where after being shown a weaving loom we were taken upstairs to their show room and shown lots of different carpets and then surrounded by salesmen. I decided to leave the room and was questioned why and where I was going!!!
This meant that we did not have a long time to look around the Grand Bazaar………. thank goodness it was near our hotel and we were able to go back.

Jul162013

Tour/Activity

Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver, Canada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

An excellent tour in a wonderful city, walking across the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a breathtaking experience which I am very pleased I completed.
The courier has an great knowledge of the city and made the day very interesting.
I recommend this tour to all

Mar162013

Tour/Activity

Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show

Marrakech, Morocco

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent tour, we were taken by coach to the Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show. The meal was very good and the show was very exciting witht eh Berbers showing their brilliant skills with the horses.
Highly recommended.

Mar162013

Tour/Activity

Marrakech Botanical Tour

Marrakech, Morocco

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The tour of the Yves St Laurent Gardens is an amazing oasis of calm in the busy city of Marrakech.
Highly recommended.

Mar152013

Tour/Activity

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour

Marrakech, Morocco

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent tour, very interesting mixture of palaces and monuments. Very knowledgeable guide - highly recommended

Oct142008

Tour/Activity

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
The trip was very interesting and we saw an unexpected side of life in the Fishing Village. Lunch at the monastery was great and the ride on the cable car was fantastic, and hair-raising. The coach was replaced extremely quickly when the air-conditioning stopped working - brilliant service.

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