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146
Self-Guided & Independent Tour Reviews - Summary
97% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 94 Great 38 Average 10 Disappointing 1 Terrible 3
Value
4.5 Guide
4.5 Activities
4.5 Lodging
4.5 Transportation
4.5 Meals
4.5

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Immersed in the culture and the land September 2018

5.0

The Uk - Scotland Untour

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
On our walks and at meals, mostly at the 2 fabulous restaurants in Ardersier, we met and had long conversations with residents. We also had time to observe the flora and fauna, note the birds, like the oystercatchers, and their ways, the weather, and habits of Ardersier residents. So, unlike most tours, we were far more immersed in the culture and land. Read more

Operator Untours

A

Recommends

Alpine adventure with gourmet delights August 2018

4.0

Headwater - Self-Guided Classic Swiss Alps Walk

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
A wonderful weeks walking in the Swiss Alps, azure lakes nestled amidst
towering ice-capped crags and gourmet dining. Even with mixed weather a
wonderful getaway.
The first glimpse of the sparking cobalt blue Oeschinensee lake in the
sunshine, with the toerung cliffs around with waterfalls cascading down.

The trains running unfailingly and strictly on time.


This was self-guided.


The walks on the Headwater trip notes were not necessarily the most
inspiring. They suggest Blausee on Day 1. This is a gravel track that farmers
use there and back, not challenging, and a waste of a sunny day. Blausee
itself was VERY touristy, coaches arrive. Worth seeing the lake and trout
farm, but save this one for a rainy day as we did.

The Klus Gorge walk can be done as a half day activity by going to the bottom
of the Sunnbuel cable car on the 241 bus from Kandersteg (free with the
Wanderpass you are issued), cross the bridge, walk up to Waldhaus and back.
Don't bother with the other section..again gravel track. This means you can
use the voucher for the trip to Selden to do the Kanderfirn glacier walk
which is MUCH nicer. Otherwise it is 13CHF each way on the bus to Selden.

Other good walks not mentioned are from Oeschinensee to Freundenhutte (other
side of the lake from Heuberg). This has an interesting path, crossing
several waterfalls (bridges provided) and slabs of rock. We discovered it on
the day we were leaving, and only managed half of it, as we had to leg it to
Zurich airport. Also another in the Alpbach region up to First was highly
rated by someone in our group, though we did not have time to try it.

The Sudarampe walk was deemed only OK by those who did it, we did not.


The wine at the hotel was ridiculously expensive. we stuck to the house wine,
which was actually quite good. The food was superb---varied, fresh and
utterly delicious.

Try the pool, the unexpected jacuzzi style jets at one end were great for
tired muscles.


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Operator Exodus Travels

A

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Beautiful sea views. Wonderful people August 2018

4.0

Headwater - Islands of Bermuda Self-Guided Walk - Premium

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
This is a self guided 6 day walking holiday. You stay in a wonderful hotel
the whole week on a half board basis.
The views and the colours of the sea are mindblowing.
The location of the hotel cannot be beaten. We were right next to the sea.
We found the people charming, gentle and friendly.
Blue Hole Park - red cardinal birds and resident white eye vireos
Spittal Pond - peaceful nature reserve
Crystal Caves - fascinating and awesome stalactites and stalacmites
Gibbs lighthouse - panaramic viesw of the whole island
The history of the islands is very interesting - it was uninhabited untill
500 years ago


Tim was very informative and enthusiastic about his adopted homeland. To be
honest we just got on with it - and this is what the set up was. We had no
problems so we didn't need to contact him after the first meeting.


To be honest Bermuda isn't, in my opinion, a natural choice for a walking
holiday. It is 24 sq miles with 64,000 inhabitants ( and their cars).
Everywhere was pretty busy and you're never far from the noise of traffic.
However we did find a few oases of quiet. ( Helped by the excellent walking
notes).
Beware the cruise ships which disgorge up to 3,000 passengers at a time. They
fill up the buses, which then don't stop if you're not getting on at a
terminus. Other that this the included travel pass was great.
Bermuda is eyewateringly expensive - cheapest bottle of quaffing wine from
hotel list was $45 + 17% gratuity - about £40. They add 17% on to all bills.
A simple lunch set us back $50 - no alcohol.
The meals at the hotel are good, but the dinner menu didn't change for the
week. I am vegetarian. However they let you mix and match and also choose
stuff off the lunch menu - or cobble something together with a couple of
sides.
There's a fridge in the room so you can stock up with pre dinner drinks if
you want.
Money is easily available.
The day you leave you have the whole day free, so you can fit in a couple of
bits you missed during the week - or loaf around the pool/beach.


We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our 25th Wedding Anniversary
treat. They say that it's so romantic even the sand blushes!!! ( there are
some wonderful stretches of pink sand)
We cherry picked the walks and activities to make the most of our time.


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Operator Exodus Travels

J

Does Not Recommend

This tour operator is terrible - it is scam. DO NOT USE THEM July 2018

1.0

3 Day Masai Mara Flying Package

  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
This company is not reputable or helpful. They charge an extra 3.7% in order to use a credit card and 5% extra for Paypal. I did not use them to plan my trip. I hope that others don't pay these outrageous fees. Be careful and select another company. The camps themselves can recommend a tour operator or you can book online with the camp directly.

THIS IS A COMPLETE RIP OFF!

I had to enter a date for a trip to enter my review. I mention this in the interest of transparency.
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Operator Vacay Holiday Deals

DL

Recommends

My husband and I have recently returned from the 4 day Petra and Dead Sea Tour May 2018

5.0

Petra & The Dead Sea - 4 Days

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our holiday was amazing. We were looked after right from our first general enquiry to On the Go Tours, through to the last jam packed day of our holiday, and I can't recommend them all highly enough. Tim in the office fast tracked our Jordanian visa to accommodate our tight time frame, and set up an incredible 4 days for us with drivers and our very own wonderful guide called Rami.

Rami is The Man. His knowledge is encyclopedic but he shared it at a pace we could follow and we learned so much. Given Jordan's abundant history such a commentary really brought each place to life but he also allowed us plenty of time to explore on our own. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were even given a substantial tour on the last day that wasn't part of the original package. We returned from Jordan totally on a buzz and we both thank you all for making it one of our best tours ever.
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Operator On The Go Tours

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