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Julie S

Julie S

United Kingdom

Aug192013

Tour/Activity

Beijing in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

Shanghai, China

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Our tour guides English was extremely difficult to understand, so we had to just nod and smile in hopefully all the right places - so missed out on loads of info She kept telling my son that he looked just like his 'daddy' - my son is 27 and we were with his step father! We asked to go for 2 minutes to Tianamen Square which was opposite the forbidden city but she got very stressy and although she agreed to go, she told us we were now running late and would get no lunch and have to go to another location of the Great Wall. Still starving , she then proceeded to rub my husbands stomach whilst telling a story about a 'happy Buddha'!! All in all this was a very expensive day trip and a complete disappointment.

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Aug152013

Tour/Activity

Xi'an in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

Shanghai, China

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Very well organised and a lovely tour guide called Wendy,to show us around. we had time to spare so went walking around all the little stalls that are nearby. the lunch was nice too.

Aug142013

Tour/Activity

Shanghai Half Day Morning or Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

Shanghai, China

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

My Review

We went on the afternoon tour. It was fairly bland and the tour guide kept leaving us to go to the toilet.

Aug242012

Tour/Activity

New York City Wall Street Insider Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Fabulous guide, really informative. well worth going on this tour.

Aug232012

Tour/Activity

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Well organised but so many people in August that it felt quite impersonal and hurried.

Aug222012

Tour/Activity

Washington DC Day Trip from New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

Probably the worst tour I have ever been on. the tour guide spoke very little English, even though it was supposed to be an English speaking tour and spent most of the time talking in German to the German visitors, so consequently we did not grasp much. We were pulled over by the police as our wheel was falling off and as a result had to wait for 2 hours in a service station for another bus to come out from NYC. No apology or refreshments offered as compensation and our tour guide spent the 2 hours watching the tv! A bit of a worry as the maintenance of the vehicle should be paramount. The trip was rushed as we were now late and the tour guide was rude to people who were a few minutes late getting back on the bus and then told us that his salary did not include tips and that he would expect to be getting them as he could not live on just his wages!! Don't bother with this tour - go on the train instead.

Aug192012

Tour/Activity

Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

New York City, New York

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Nice tour, excellent lunch but would have been nice to include the Skylon as it is supposed to have the most fantastic view of the falls, rather than the view from the window of the restaurant!

Aug172008

Tour/Activity

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

Athens, Greece

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

My Review
Trip was OK, but not enough time at each location, everyone felt very rushed. It would have been better to see two islands and have much more time on each. Also, they try to sell various excursions when you arrive at the islands, one of which was a swimming trip. We were all told there was no beach and nowhere to swim, so we purchased a ticket. When we arrived there was both, so we felt misled and cheated.

Aug152008

Tour/Activity

Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens

Athens, Greece

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

My Review
Fairly boring trip. The only down side about all the excursions is that after being collected from your hotel, you then have to sit in the Chat office located in the hotel which they own, for over half an hour. It would have been better to get a later collection time instead of wasting everyone's time.

Aug132008

Tour/Activity

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

Athens, Greece

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

My Review
The guide was terrible. She kept us standing in the searing heat while she droned on and on in three languages. Would have been kind if she had done this in the air conditioned coach before we got there! The trip was very rushed and the down side about all the excursions is that after being collected from your hotel, you then have to sit in the Chat office located in the hotel which they own, for over half an hour. It would have been better to get a later collection time instead of wasting everyone's time.

Aug112008

Tour/Activity

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens, Greece

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Very informative, excellent guide, would definitely recommend the trip. The only downside to all the excursions is that after being collected from your hotel, you have to sit in the office in the hotel they own for over half an hour. It would have been better to get a later collection time instead of wasting everyone's time.

Aug182006

Tour/Activity

Rome Morning Sightseeing Cruise on the Tiber River

Rome, Italy

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review
When we got to the meeting point, I was told there was no record of our booking. Although they were very nice and immediately wrote us out a ticket to board - I was a little concerned. The actual cruise was extremely boring - all they talked about were bridges and there were a lot of them!

Note from Viator
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Aug152006

Tour/Activity

Ancient Ostia Half-Day Trip from Rome

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The staff are lovely and so helpful. This tour was brilliant. The guide was wonderful, full of information and extremely easy to understand. We all enjoyed this one.

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