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USA

Jul222014

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London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

London, United Kingdom

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

My Review

Tour started out at bus terminal. It was VERY chaotic...some people showed up 1/2 hr late and the whole bus had to wait for them,which was frustrating for those who were early/on time. Tour guide was engaging and did the best he could to keep track of everyone,and make sure everyone learned about each site. However,the size of the group limited the time at each place...the Tower of London included a quick guided tour of the courtyard area,but there wasn't nearly enough time to see anything further of the site on your own. Then,after meeting the entire group at the established meet-up time/place in order to go to the next tour sight, one party in the group were "no shows". This forced the tour guide to call the tour co. HQ to try and track down these people who decided to ditch the tour. It caused us to wait yet again. Annoying. The boat tour was just ok,aside from some of the history of buildings along water,I could have passed on this portion of tour- it was a 20 min wait in line to get into the boat for the 20 min boat ride.
If you have limited time and don't mind large group tours,it is good way to see the city. If you have time and can plan to see the individual sights via public transportation,then attempt to do that so that you are not held back by logistical issues or tourists who are not respectful of others' time.

Jul212014

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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Chaotic start at the bus terminal,but after leaving London the tour was entertaining,relaxing,and fun! Windsor was beautiful and we had enough time to see everything,plus get lunch for the next ride to Bath. Bath is a charming town,and the hot springs were fascinating. Wish there was a little more time to explore. Ice cream served there is yummy. Stonehenge was neat. Again,it would've been nice to have another half hour or so because the tram back from the site to the tourist center can be SLOW. I missed the gift shop,since I took the slowest tram back it seemed.
All in all, great opportunity to see the countryside from London.

Jul202014

Tour/Activity

London Night Sightseeing Tour

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Tour guide was entertaining and fun. Lots of interesting info shared. London at night is spectacular. Its a must!

Oct282012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tickets and Small-Group Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Learned alot about the Eiffel tower's history and the history of those buildings seen from the tower, like the Ecole militaire, Eglise de Dome, and the Place de la Concorde. Hannah, our tour guide's stories were interesting and engaging. And skipping the hours and hours of lines was awesome. Definitely recommend this tour!!

Oct282012

Tour/Activity

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The area's rich history came alive through our tour guide Kit's stories. We enjoyed this walking tour very much. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to not only see the sites, but to understand how Monmartre's unique culture originated.

Nov062011

Tour/Activity

Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

Sydney, Australia

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Great way to see sydney on tight schedule. Wonderful drive with some amazing views. I was let down by the Lunch cruise. Lunch buffet on cruise was not that great...and it did not include drinks(other than water or tea). For the price I paid,I expected better food and at least one drink included. Definitely a tourist trap. Thank goodness there were good views on the boat. Aside from the lunch cruise letdown,I'd recommend the tour. Tour guide Robbie was great! I learned so many great about sydney from him.

Nov052011

Tour/Activity

Sydney Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

Sydney, Australia

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Wouldn't recommend. I paid more than I did on my return trip back to the sydney airport. I was traveling alone and booked for a straightforward,no hassle transport. Turned out it was stressful and I felt I would have been stranded without the help of the local travel services desk at airport. My flight was 1 hr late,so when I arrived no one was there meet me. There was a # to call if flight was late,however no one answered the line and the "emergency line" was only open on Saturdays until 12(??) . The ladies at the travel services desk gave me an "unpublished #" for the local company. The man who answered my call abruptly questioned me how I got his #. I quickly explained i was given his # from travel services and he then he said "ok i'll come pick you up". Thank goodness I am an english speaker with an international cell phone or else I would've been in trouble. I would have rather paid for a cheaper more convenient shuttle from the airport travel services desk.

Nov012011

Tour/Activity

Great Ocean Road Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Definitely recommend!!! One of the best tours I've taken...anywhere! Our tour guide Lee really made it a wonderful experience. From the spectacular views of the ocean road to seeing koalas in their natural habitat,it was a captivating tour. And this is coming from a person who just arrived the day before,after a 20+ hour journey to Melbourne. Not to miss.

Apr242011

Tour/Activity

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Rome, Italy

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

If you are in Rome,have limited time, and really want to see Capri, then it could be worth your time. However, it is by no means a "leisurely" tour of Capri. It was actually stressful at times, and I was afraid I could be left behind because of the # of people and the pace of the tour. If you go and have "free time", make sure you know specifically where to meet the local tour guide. At one point in Anacapri, guide said "at the end of the street". I kept walking and walking and started getting anxious bc I started questioning myself if I was was supposed to be on the "street" or the "walkway"...Good thing I chose "walkway" and luckily met up with the group.
NO time for shopping or just strolling streets of Capri though. Lunch was SUBPAR. Worst meal I had in Italy. Food was practically thrown at you by waiters in restaurant.
It is a long day which includes a 3 hour bus ride to Naples, a cramped ferry ride to Capri, and steep mini-bus trek thru Capri. This is followed by the same voyage in reverse, getting back to Rome around 9 pm.
Hilights were the chair-lift in Anacapri(although we had "20 min" to do this, which left NO time to enjoy the beautiful views), the blue grotto, and the brief boat ride back fr. blue grotto (where I felt like I could relax).
Tour guides were ok, liked the woman who accompanied us throughout tour more than the Capri local guide, who made me feel like another irritating "number" rather than a paying guest.

Dec132009

Tour/Activity

Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

Beijing, China

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
My colleagues and I were on a short business trip and had limited time to see the sights. This private custom tour was perfect for the four of us. Our tour guide, Ming, was friendly and knowledgeable. In a day we were able to visit the Temple of Heaven,Great Wall at Badaling and the Summer Palace. In between the sites, we went to a jade factory,ate lunch and visited a pearl factory. At the end of the day, we felt like we were able to get a great look at some of Beijing's sites.

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