China Highlights vs St Hilda Sea Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Will not recommend this company, will not use it anymore

3.0 September 2018
N
Does Not Recommend
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0
will not recommend this company, will not use it anymore. Bad service.

a wonderful experience

5.0 June 2018
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Mia Yang deserves a 5 star herself she has a great customer service policy she was helpful and knowledgeable and so friendly she helped make our stay in China a wonderful experience, She was in constant contact with us and made some wonderful arrangements for our family... Thank you Mia for great customer service.
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Tour China Highlights Company Reviews

Excellent

5.0 June 2018
B
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We're just home from a most enjoyable holiday, partly arranged via China Highlights. The drivers who met us at various locations were on time and very pleasant, the one in Guilin particularly. The tours were great, small numbers made for good interaction, the Guides were fab - Rico in Beijing, Phoebe in Xi'An and Rosy in Guilin - all had excellent English and were very obliging, happy to help in any way they could. In the office Nico answered emails night and day (not sure when he sleeps!) and a couple of minor problems were sorted out speedily and with ease, nothing was a problem. We'd love to go back to China one day and would have no hesitation in using China Highlights again. Thank you
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Tour China Highlights Company Reviews

Fabulous trip and company enough!

5.0 August 2019
M
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from our Mull Odyssey cruise. An amazing, truly special holiday. So many highlights to pick from but the amazing columnar basalt rock formations on Staffa; Lochbuie Standing Stone Circle; dolphins bow riding; huge jellyfish; 'helping' crew the ship; Tobermory; sunsets & rainbows; Iona and the fabulous scenery are a good start. Special thanks to Christophe and Amy for going above and beyond being the crew. I cannot recommend this fabulous trip and company enough!
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Excellent crew

5.0 June 2019
L
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
St Hilda - a little gem of a sailboat - great holiday. Excellent crew - thanks to skipper Christophe and cook Kerry . Arnamurchan distillery - fascinating tour - a real find. Loved the island of Egg - hike to Kildonan followed by fresh mussels and chips at the pub in the sun - bliss! And then she sped, bonnie boat, over the sea to Skye.
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Wonderful, memorable cruise

5.0 June 2019
D
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Wonderful, memorable cruise of the Inner Hebrides. The staff was far above any expectations I may have had. Great communication and assistance with the office prior to the trip. The crew on board took wonderful care of us, and were always responsive to our needs and preferences. Seamanship was clearly superior. Food was outstanding!! The ship is small enough that you really get a sense of being on the water and in the islands. It is also large enough to have resources and comforts. I am happy to recommend it.
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 6 Trips 7 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 164 $ 172
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Asia
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters Guilin, Guangxi, China Oban, Scotland
Year Established 1959 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A
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      About China Highlights

      Since 1959, China Highlights has been creating unique experiences for travelers to fit their needs and budgets. 

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      All China tours are tailor-made for the individual traveler, and offer the flexibility to choose every aspect of the trip with a personal guide. 

      Who Travels With Them?

      China Highlights is suitable for families, solo travelers, groups, and couples. 

      Where Do They Operate?

      China Highlights operates throughout China, including Tibet, and a Yangtze cruise. 

      Why Travel with Them? 

      China highlights offers several themes for travelers to design their perfect trip, including hiking, photography, festivals, adoption heritage, pandas, top 10s, and many others.

      About St Hilda Sea Adventures

      St. Hilda Sea Adventures provide the unique experience to see Scotland from the sea. They offer many activities and private excursions - a perfect travel experience for families, older travellers, and small multi-gen groups.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Taking only up to 11 guests (6 on St Hilda and 11 on Seahorse II), their tours are incredibly unique, as you cruise aboard a classic ex-tall ship (St Hilda) or a proper small ship (Seahorse II). Activities include sailing, swimming, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, rock pooling, and lobster potting. Or, you can simply choose to just relax and watch the spectacular wildlife and scenery float by.

      Who Travels With Them?

      All ages and all types enjoy traveling with St. Hilda Sea Adventures. Families, couples, and solo passengers are all welcome. Passengers can choose to do as much or as little as they like. This is a great trip for young kids to enjoy as well, for the thrill of hoisting the sails like a true sailor.

      Where Do They Operate?

      The West Coast of Scotland is where they specialize, the Outer and Inner Hebrides specifically. Such a niche focus is a huge positive for those interested in getting a unique view of this part of the world.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Their Scottish cruises give you the opportunity to see extraordinary wildlife and to cruise aboard a small ship with skipper and chef and a small group of passengers. All food is included, and there are many opportunities for interesting excursions. Some excursions are included in the price however, you can also arrange excursions based on your interests. These are not included but allow for a wonderful amount of personalization to your travel experience with St. Hilda Sea Adventures.

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