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Bunnik has a problem with sub-contractors
We did the Turkey in Depth tour with 'Bunnik' but it turned out that the tour was run by a local company called Talisman. We were not disappointed with Turkey but very disappointed with Bunnik, therefore the rating I have given the tour. It fell way short of the philosophy advertised on the website. We often stayed in large hotels well out of town rather than the centrally located boutique hotels promised. There was very little time for 'independent exploration' and too many of the included meals were the hotel buffet. We contacted them when we returned and while they were apologetic they did nothing to convince me that if I traveled with them again I would not encounter similar problems.
Good Concept But Poorly Executed
My partner and I did the Bunnik tour of Spain and France in September/October 2015.
Overall we were disappointed with the service offered by Bunnik. The itinerary sounded very promising but we were often rushed through the day’s activities only to arrive at the hotel in the early afternoon (around 3 or 4pm) or some activities were skipped completely.
For example, we were rushed out of the D-Day landing museum at 4pm and returned to the hotel at 4:30pm, even though the museum is open until 5:30pm.
Some of the small towns listed as stops in ...
Fantastic. Loved every minute of the tour.
I have just come back from doing their Egypt in Depth tour for the 2nd time. The first time was 2 years ago and I did Jordan and Egypt in Depth then. Both countries are fabulous and worth seeing. Bunnik tours looked after us very well both times. We never felt unsafe in fact now is the time to go. Both countries rely on tourism and at the moment there aren't many tourists, which was great for us - no lines and crowds -but not so great for them. If you have been thinking of going then go now. Bunnik will certainly look after you from start to finish.
Tours are only as good as the company running it at the destination!
Bunnik solo tour of Africa last October was as described, but our group slit into 2 cars, with our group having a very uninspiring guide. In both countries we saw less animals than the other group, and when I lost a necklace I was given no help at all to retrieve it. The last night 'African experience' dinner was not at the restaurant in brochure, but an awful place with inedible food and barely any service.
Well organized and great value tours
I've just returned from Vietnam, Cambodia and China with Bunnik Tours, two group tours and some private travel organized by them totaling 42 days over three countries. With group sizes of 15 and 10 we had plenty of room on buses and at venues and it all went off hassle free. I had a wonderful time. I've toured with Bunnik before and I'll be doing it again because they go to all the places I want to visit with well organized itineraries, have excellent in-country guides and work hard to make tours great value.
Very disappointed Bunnik tours
Very disappointed with trip. Nobody met us at airport after waiting an hour got a taxi to hotel. Guide disinterested and left us to our own devices. Hotels out of main areas in most cases so had to use taxi to experience the life of the city. Welcome dinner inedible.
sub contracting problems
Did a new tour (expensive) with these guys - they sub contracted to a group called "Go West" and it was rubbish. We had a VERY POOR HOLIDAY. No tour guide just a driver who knew very little. This was not the quality holiday we were promised and expected. To add insult to injury Bunnik were not interested in properly compensating us for THEIR failed experiment. They said they were not going to do any more USA tours. Seemed like it was all OUR fault!
Well, you cannot take away from the amazing natural wonders of scenery. Small group.
Poor itineray and planning - nothing worked well. No designated tour guide. Poorly maintained vehicle
Questions & Answers
Has anyone made the UK trip with Bunnik? If so I'd be interested in your review, thank you.
We are interested in doing the Highlights of Egypt and Jordan in mid March 2020. There are currently warnings about travelling in the Middle East - how aware is your tour company and the local guides of security and imminent threats?
We had warnings when we decided to still travel. Everyone at Bunnik are very helpful and will keep you up-to-date of any issues. Security is very high in these countries, so everyone is doing their best to keep everyone safe.
We felt safe the whole time we were in Egypt. We had people on our tour that had been to Jordan and said they also felt safe at all times. You just need to follow their security protocols.
I guess given the current issues with Iran and Iraq it makes things a little more tense. We definitely had no issues in November.
Hope this helps.
Many thanks for your reply - it is a particularly expensive tour so I guess the accommodation and guides seem of a very high standard compared to like itineraries.
Julie M.Bunnik Tours
Thanks for your query regarding the Middle East. We pay very close attention to all of the countries we visit on our tours as the safety of our travellers is of utmost importance to us.
We have a proud history of more than 15 years’ touring in this region and work very closely with our local ground operators to ensure our travellers have the best experience while they are on tour.
The Bunnik Tours team
Hi, I'm thinking of doing the Scandinavian discovery in 2020 with Bunnik Tours as a solo. Do any members have feedback/reviews on this tour? I'm little concerned about the 2 internal flights on this tour, that is., do you miss seeing a lot of the countryside because you are flying instead of driving? Thank you!
I am also thinking about this trip, but also concerned we will miss out n scenery and fjords with the 2 flights. I am aware that the flights will save us a lot of time instead of driving, anyone have any comments regarding this
Julie M.Bunnik Tours
Hi Ann and Sue,
I understand your concerns as the scenery is what draws most people to visit this region of the world.
The two internal flights reduce travelling time. as driving these large distances would add a number of days to the tour, also making it more expensive. It's another case of not being able to cover everything - as much as we'd love to!
Please rest assured that there is plenty of absolutely gorgeous scenery throughout this tour, I don't think you'd be disappointed.
Thank you for your query and if we can be of further assistance please don't hesitate to contact our office or your travel agent.
The Bunnik Tours Team
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