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Great Explorations

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1985
Headquarters
  • Vancouver, Canada, North America
Trips
  • 2

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Great Explorations Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

5.0 out of 5
Excellent 8 Great 0 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
Value:
4.9 Guide:
4.9 Activities:
5.0 Lodging:
5.0 Transportation:
5.0 Meals:
5.0

Tour Reviews

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This is very well organized trip August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is very well organized trip. Hotels were very well curated, food was good and scenery was colorful. Both biking and sightseeing afterwards were very interesting. Choice of restaurants was impeccable.
Trip is to be recommended full heartedly!
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This is the trip of a lifetime August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is the trip of a lifetime — so difficult, so rewarding, so much Spain. Our guides — Daniele V. and Juan (Joan) — made the trip. “Ok, today was tough, but tomorrow will be even more difficult.” Every day. We loved every minute of it.
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Unforgettable trip January 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We are a group of 16 very close friends who decided to go to Tuscany in September 2018. This was an unforgettable trip with incredible memories to last a lifetime. It was at times a huge challenge physically, and even mentally, but that's part of what made it so memorable. I can't say enough about the breathtaking scenery, the (best in the world) Italian food (my God the sunflower ravioli at the top of the mountain served by the nonna who was not expecting us!!), and the endless laughs and friendship that are so good for the soul. Thank you Robyn and Frederica for being wonderful caring guides. We'll be back!
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AC

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Over the last 10 years, we have cycled with Great Explorations six times in five different countries. Great guides, superb scenery, wonderful food, interesting cultural tours, excellent accommodation, faultless logistics, enthusiastic fellow cyclists… how are you going to top that next time? October 2017

5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our second Italian trip with Great Explorations. We toured Puglia with one other couple so the guide was able to make changes to suit us. Every trip has a few niggles: this time a couple of minor bike problems which were fixed promptly.
Once again, ideal for those of us in our 60's who want more comfort than backpackers but not expensive 5 star bling. We have used several cycling companies during 25 years of cycle touring and GE remains our favourite.
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EB

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Wonderful Prague to Vienna trip! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just finished the wonderful Prague to Vienna trip with Great Explorations (GE) and Veronika as my guide. There is no better way to see the Czech Republic and Austria than through this bike trip with GE! Veronika makes this trip so unique and special. Her knowledge of the area, the people she knows, and constant patience and cheerfulness sets apart this company from others. My guide, the unique opportunities I was given (oh the food!!!) and my AMAZING bike were everything I was looking for and more. I will definitely be using Great Explorations again for my next adventure!!!
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Wonderful tour! August 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A year late in sharing my review. Enjoyed a stellar trip in Piedmont, Italy last May (2013). A wonderful guide (part Italian) and support crew, beautiful scenery, amazing food (and wine) and the villa's and accommodation were great. A one-stop shop solution for busy people seeking a reliably great holiday with fun, interesting history and culture, great gear, routes and interactive touring! Our group of friends had the added bonus of entertainment and team spirit provided by the one and only Great Explorations founder/owner - Robbin! I look forward to my next trip!
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From Great Explorations

Great Explorations is a boutique tour operator specializing in providing active vacations in North America, Europe and around the world. We are a private company with a simple philosophy: to create and deliver exceptional, one-of-a-kind trips for spirited individuals and groups who prefer active travel as a way to see the world and to do it in the company of fun, interesting people. Bicycling and walking/hiking are our preferred means of travel as we believe these to be the most rewarding ways to explore a place and to interact with its people.

Awards:

7 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,530

Highlights

  • Victoria and Vancouver Island are a cyclist's paradise with lots of options for moderate and more challenging rides
  • Ride loop out to Ten Mile Point, visiting historical sites along the way
  • Cycle north along a cycle path to Swartz Bay before crossing by ferry to Salt Spring Island
  • We’ll ride a route that gives us outstanding views of Trincomali Channel with the snow-capped Coast Range mountains as a back-drop
  • A water taxi to Galiano Island, and a visit to Montague Park
  • A walk up to the top of Mt. Galiano, where views are outstanding
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7 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,550

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Cycling routes with options for moderate or more invigorating rides
  • Enjoy spas for healing hydrotherapy and massage (additional)
  • Learn ceramics at the Museo della Terracotta in Petroio
  • Contemplate/meditate at the hermitage Sant'Anna in Camprena
  • Sample wines from winemakers that have been doing so for hundreds of years
  • Prepare a Tuscan meal
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