Trip of a lifetime
Booked holiday to Russia etc 18 months ago ,paid $2000 for insurance ... Just before holiday I ended up on crutches ..I would liked to have cancelled my holiday or do it at a later date ,,I was told I would lose my money ...so I did the holiday ..I have no regrets in going except I didn't see alot of the atractions but I did my own tour which I enjoyed ... Food tour hotels ..tour guides were brilliant .... Just make sure you can walk a few Kilometres before booking for this holiday ....
Amazing tour of South Korea and Japan
My husband and I did a 28 day tour of South Korea and Japan with Bunnik Tours. South Korea was absolutely amazing - with only 6 people on the tour it was easy to get around. We had long days but worth every bit. Our guide Monica was one of the best guides ever - her knowledge is fantastic. Colour everywhere in South Korea and we saw some wonderful places including 2 shows in the package.
JAPAN - Another 14 joined us to make up the 20 people. Enjoyable and full on however our guide not as good as South Korea. She let us down with kno...
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Northern Spain & Portugal
I chose Bunnik because of their Small Group philosophy & everything that stemmed from it. And this tour because of the nature of the itinerary - the appeal was in the places we could go to that the big companies, logistically, can't. In Portugal, they're restricted to Lisbon & Porto, but , in addition, we enjoyed smaller locations which had their own character (Coimbra, Aveiro, Nazare & Sintra ahead of Lisbon & the Algarve beyond). It was generally well researched & planned ( except for the inclusion of Madrid, which has been deleted from 2019...), all hotels excellent choices ( except Silken Amara, too far from the San Sebastian CBD ) & all 10 local guides highly knowledgeable. The linchpin was Tour Director John Velez, leader, guide & mentor, Melbourne born & educated (Melbourne Uni), Spanish father, therefore fluent in Spanish - a most accomplished TD who strongly influenced our Group's cohesion. 19 of us from mid-50s to early 70s - intelligent,thoughtful & supportive of each other, therefore great interaction. But boisterous in our enjoyment of the Group dinners, but that's the Spanish way! Special mention to our two drivers, Alex & Ricardo, especially Alex who skillfully & safely negotiated the Pyrenees. Despite the individual highlights ( Gaudi's astonishing designs & creations in BCN, San Sebastian ), the major highlight for me was our Group & the memorable occasions we shared & enjoyed. Would I do another tour like this? Only if it could be guaranteed that the Group be as good as ours was. And I doubt that it could be. Despite the above, I've rated our tour 4 but would've like to give it 4.5
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Sri Lankan Discovery - Kandy Festival
Very enjoyable experience and our Tour Guide Thushara was efficient, friendly, supportive and organised. An excellent Tour guide albeit sometimes he did not have full grasp of english language.Standard of accommodation was very good and overall the best we have encountered on our travels. The hotel in Kandy was a great central venue to view the procession from reserved seating, The variety of sights visited made the tour interesting and enlightening. Maximum of 2 night stays in most places was welcomed and appreciated. . Booked the trip through our Travel Agent and the process was seamless and easy.Well done again Bunnik.
Greece and its incredible history...Thank you Bunniks
Another great Bunnik Adventure...did this back to back after the Jewels of Dalmatia. Steeped in Ancient History, incredible ruins and amazing artefacts. Local Guides who were passionate about their country and full of knowledge made it an incredible experience!! Once again, thank you Katherine at Bunniks for your time, patience and expertise in organising another great trip!!
My "Driving Miss Daisy" experience.
A Bunnik's small group tour of Egypt & Jordan I had booked, morphed into an independent, solo Jewels of Jordan tour for 8 days, through unexpected personal circumstances. Flights, hotels, site tours, and a driver were duly organised through Atlas Tours in Amman. I admit to being a tad concerned with the "Driving Miss Daisy" concept, however the entire trip was made extraordinary by the kind attention of young Yousef, my driver, not only because of his exceptional driving skills in all sorts of traffic conditions, but his care in finding me the ...best local guides at sites. 40 years age difference, but we shared many laughs. The hotels were excellent, the itinerary covered everything I had yearned to see, and I am recommending Jordan as a destination to all, be it as part of a group, independentally or solo.
Southern Italy, Sicily and Malta.
Our second tour with Bunniks. We went to Japan in2014 and had a wonderful experience with Bunniks. This time we did the Southern Italy, Sicily and Malta tour and loved it. ONe of the best things about it was our wonderful guide Liz, who felt more like an old friend than a guide, her knowledge of the places we visited was very thorough. I actually shed a few tears when we left her in Sicily as we had a new guide in Malta.
We had spent a few days before the tour inRome, which is a good idea as the tour starts pretty much immmediately after arri...
China Beyond Expectations
Have just returned from a China in Depth Tour
Quite an amazing experience made so by the exceptional professional guide we were so lucky to have as our national guide.
Theresa Thank you ,you made on trip to China a wonderful one.
The local guides were great also and the whole trip organised by Chris at Bunniks was one to remember.
The whole trip was beyond expectations and thoroughly recommended.
China is a vast and wonderful country.
Can't wait to see more of it.
March 17th 2018 Update: India in Depth
Not being one to plan ahead too far, I booked onto one of the last spots for the Scandinavian Discovery Tour which departed 15th June, 2016. This turned out to be an ideal time as we didn't see a sun set all the time we were away.
Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark are all relatively small and close together. In many ways they are similar but the differences in culture are very significant. Scenery was brilliant and the locals incredibly friendly, always ready to help in English.
Hotels ranged from conveniently located inner city to a conve...
I have just returned from the South American Explorer tour which was fantastic. The guides, especially in Peru, were intelligent, informative and went out of their way to explain history, flora and fauna in detail. The guides also made sure that we were looked after well as far as food and drinks were concerned. We experienced local eateries including some unusual restaurants. The food was brilliant the guides passionate and the whole trip was one of surprises far exceeding my expectations. Well done Bunniks.
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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