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Jun262014

Tour/Activity

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Our driver was prompt and courteous and collected us on time. The journey to the desert strip took about an hour and we waited at a petrol station for 10 minutes whilst the other vehicles in the convoy met up. The actual dune driving was fantastic and was made better being in a convoy with other vehicles as it added to the effect. The Camel Ride was very short but enjoyable and the evening entertainment and BBQ was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the spinning dervish male dancer, but the belly dancer was a little disappointing as she was not very authentic and looked more like she was from Doncaster than Dubai. A videographer and photographer from the tour company documented the whole trip and this was available for sale at a reasonable price the DVD's being delivered to our hotel the next morning. The event finished about 21:00 and we got dropped off at the Dubai Mall so we could see the fountains at the Burj Khalifa. Overall an excellent day and well worth the money.

Jun262014

Tour/Activity

Burj Khalifa 'At the Top' Entrance Ticket

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We selected the 10am time slot which was the first slot of the day. The booking was straight forward and the staff courteous. The lift to the top was amazing; 124 floors in 60 seconds and you wouldn't even know the lift was moving. The view was fantastic albeit a little hazy. Shop and souvenirs were reasonably priced - but I think it is missing a trick not offering Champagne like the Eiffel Tower. Super trip and will return when you can actually get to the very top.

Apr282014

Tour/Activity

Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent cruise and the dinner at the Jumbo Restaurant was fantastic.

Apr282014

Tour/Activity

Hong Kong Island Half-Day Tour

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Tour was good but it did include a trip to a jewelry factory that seemed like a time filler. This was disappointing as the visit to the peak was rushed and everybody on our tour would have preferred more time at the peak than being sold jewelry. Other than that the tour guide was good and you get a good perspective of the island which makes you realize that you should have spent more time in Hong Kong as there is so much to see.

Sep212013

Tour/Activity

Paris Shuttle Departure Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris, France

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

My Review

Friendly English speaker at the end of the phone when we arrived at CDG. Bus took over 40 minutes to arrive and some other folks had already waited a further 30 minutes. Driver was courteous and got us to the hotel in about an hour.

Sep202013

Tour/Activity

Dinner and Show at the Paris Moulin Rouge with Transport

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Fantastic show and perfect seats right at the front. Food was good but not exceptional, but the show and the girls made up for it.

Sep192013

Tour/Activity

Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Ticket in Paris

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Ticket covers all levels of the towers. Met the guide (with the red t-shirt) who provided a brief history of the tower. True to its word - we skipped the queues upto the second level where we queued with everybody else to get to the top. Top lift is pretty scary (but safe) and for 30Euro you can enjoy 2 glasses of champagne (they even let you keep the glass - woohoo!). Enjoyable trip but the lift give me vertigo.

Sep192013

Tour/Activity

Dinner Cruise on the Seine River with Hotel Pickup

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Courteous driver for pick up and return. Food excellent on the cruise and all the main sights were navigated around to see. Very enjoyable.

Sep182013

Tour/Activity

Paris Shuttle Arrival Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris, France

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

checked with a local Viator agency the day before to confirm collection time and was told 6:50am. Driver arrived at 5:50am. When I called the number to confirm the collection at 6:50a, was told I missed the driver and they couldn't take us to the airport. We got a taxi in the end which cost 50Euro on the meter (from central Paris).

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