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Reviews of U.S. National Parks Tours
94% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 52 Great 4 Average 2 Disappointing 0 Terrible 1
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4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8

D

Does Not Recommend

This tour needs some re-structuring October 2019

3.0

Natural Highlights of California

Although advertised as a National Geographic tour, this G Adventures tour cannot match the high standard one would expect from Nat Geo. Our young driver/ tour guide did her best, but was no naturalist. She gave a bare minimum of info on our long drives and mostly just played music inside our bus. A couple of activities actually led by naturalists (our Sequoia guide & Monterey Aquarium guide) were excellent. And the marine biologist on the booked Whale Watch was excellent too. But much of the rest of this tour was disappointing in comparison with other small group tours we've taken. I could go into extensive detail, but there is too much to say. I'll give just one example: the lack of specific dates, times and accommodations on our itinerary. We were promised the "Wuksachi Lodge or similar" in Sequoia National Park but arrived at John Muir Lodge in King's Canyon instead. Now, anyone who has visited Sequoia will know that the John Muir is in no way "similar" to the Wuksachi, Sequoia's signature lodge and one of the reasons I chose G Adventures for this tour. All in all, this trip was a big disappointment. Read more

Operator G Adventures

o

Does Not Recommend

Worst experience ever June 2019

1.0

Glacier National Park Family Adventure

In July 2018 I booked a trip for 2 to GNP in July 2019. My husband and I are both older with some mobility issues, so I made sure to book a bedroom. I paid in full in January. 2.5 weeks before we were to depart, Amtrak notified my agent that they didn't have a bedroom and would give us two roomettes (room too small, bunks too small, no toilet for old people who need to pee a million times at night). My agent tried for a week to get them to give me a bedroom, but they kept saying "the trains were rearranged and we don't have a bedroom. But we'll keep trying to get one for them." Needless to say, we cancelled the trip (had to cancel or lose money on hotels) and figure out something else to do with our airline tickets. NEVER NEVER EVER WILL I USE AMTRAK; AND I WILL WARN ALL MY FRIENDS, RELATIVES, AND ACQUAINTANCES TO AVOID IT AS WELL. STAY AWAY!!!!!! Read more

Operator Amtrak Vacations

C

Recommends

Overall our very first rail vacation was very nice. May 2019

4.0

Glacier National Park Escape-Seattle Roundtrip

Overall our very first rail vacation was very nice. The only problems we experienced were with the reliability of the train schedule, and with the service (or lack of service) from the room steward on the return trip from East Glacier to Seattle. I must say, however, that the initial portion of our trip from Seattle to East Glacier was absolutely perfect - particularly the service we received from our steward, Curtis. He was AWESOME! Read more

Operator Vacations By Rail

L

Recommends

What fun to travel by rail and see the cascade mountains May 2019

5.0

Glacier National Park Escape-Seattle Roundtrip

What fun to travel by rail and see the cascade mountains going and coming back at different times of day. Then the Rockies in Montana on the opposite schedule

Operator Vacations By Rail

L

Recommends

What fun to travel by rail and see the cascade mountains May 2019

5.0

Glacier National Park Escape-Seattle Roundtrip

What fun to travel by rail and see the cascade mountains going and coming back at different times of day. Then the Rockies in Montana on the opposite schedule

Operator Vacations By Rail

J

Recommends

It was the best trip I've taken in recent memory. November 2018

5.0

Bozeman to Jackson

I don't think I can add much to what has already been said. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Yellowstone with Experience Park Tours. It was the best trip I've taken in recent memory. I love the beauty of nature and being with good people, and this trip combined both. It was excellent in every way. I especially appreciated how kind and helpful everyone was with my husband Larry who has some physical challenges/limitations. The staff were the very best in terms of their knowledge and expertise but also just good, kind people who were very hospitable and gracious. Thank you all so much for a memorable experience. Read more

Operator Experience Park Tours

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