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Recently return from India with Tripadeal. Flew Singapore airline who were fantastic only hiccup was we selected and paid for return seats only to be told on checkin they had been given to someone else.
We only went on the standard accommodation package only hotel that was average was the one in Delhi SK Premium otherwise hotels fine. We had an incredible guide throughout Delhi Agra and Jaipur... Abhijeet.. he was a walking encyclopedia and had our interest and safety at hand the whole time. Our Driver Bharat also was fantastic how he navigat...
China 12 day tour.
We loved the tour and had great fun .
It would have been 5 stars excepting a couple of comments. The alterations from itinerary.
1. Schedule the Shanghai museum tour around its open days when your tour dates are known. Not sorry its mondays and the museum is closed we will go to the Suzhou museum(as mentioned in the itinerary) which is a brick museum (not mentioned 2. As an overall comment to itinerary be up front ! Eg.Terracotta warriors itinerary mentions going to the reproduction factory after seeing the warriors we went their ist . The d...
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2 for 1 Taste of China experience
Just returned from TripaDeal's 2 for 1 China highlights tour - overall a fantastic experience with our tour guide (Walker) on the second half of the trip doing everything possible to make it a memorable adventure. The only sour point was the optional Hutong tour in Beijing where the tour guide (Eric) misrepresented the inclusions. Documentation and explanation beforehand mentioned the tour through the Hutongs will be via pedicab, but once the money had been paid, he said the pedicabs were too expensive and dangerous and the tour would be a wa...lking tour. People not paying for the tour had the same experience through the Hutongs minus the home cooked dinner - a much better meal could have been had at a fraction of the price. The tour guide should have described the tour properly beforehand, or offered a refund for the pedicab component of the tour.
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Been there done that
Trip a deal say they only have small groups!! We are currently on a China and Japan tour and there are 42 in our group. Also, not enough emphasis on seeing the country instead, going to pearl factory, jade factory, Chinese medicine and silk factory. Most of reception staff in hotels dont speak English so when you go and ask a question, they ignore you!!! I really believe they dont want westerners there. We are currently on our cruise ship Spectrum if the seas which is a beautiful ship but mainly for the Chinese. Most of the food on menu is for them. Ship far too big and tired of the pushing and shoving. Have no desire to revisit China but would definitely visit Japan again but not with trip a deal.
I have just returned from China 7 nights 9 days tour.This is my second tripadeal tour. Tripadeal is very well organized and fantastic value for money.Our tour started in Beijing with our guide jojo.All our hotels were very good,our tours every day were very good.we had celery in hangzhou and suzhou and Shanghai.celery was excellent.There are only a couple of negative things about the trip,first day we left Sydney at 11.30am Thursday arrived 5am Friday Australian time and tour started at 8.30am everyone was very tired the first day. I think trip...adeal should review the tour to the Beijing zoo everyone in our group was left upset with the condition of the animals and the way they were kept in a small space,they looked dirty,distressed and hungry,this tour should be replaced with something else maybe a museum in Beijing. Tripadeal is very well organized and fantastic value for money I will be booking another tripadeal tour.
Great first TripADeal in Romania- Bulgaria. Value!
Hey TripADeal- no additional fees on our Romania/ Bulgaria trip. No additional activities/ excursions that incurred cost.All accommodation was within 10 minutes walk of centre, some closer. We paid $200 pp to fly to London first and there was no difficulty in adjusting this flying time for 3 weeks earlier. We made our own way to start the tour in Bucharest and arrived early and picked up a free walking tour.Tour has excellent accom and breakfasts and the free time around lunch was always negotiated. Lunch and dinners were sometimes with tour me...mbers by choice and generally people went their own way.We covered a lot of the countries with perhaps too much emphasis on churches etc. I polled others for ideas that would be optional extras. Food and wine in Bulgaria was great and also in Romania. We were not big consumers and only averaged $65 per day per double.
I was very disappointed with this trip which is not the reviews I had heard from friends who have used tripadeal to other destinations. The lack of communication and specific details was ongoing. For example not knowing times for pick up and departures, so unable to prebook anything in that destination. Some of the airlines used and some of the hotels were terrible!! Hotels were definitely not 4 star.
Trying to contact the tripadeal representative in Croatia was non existent and very frustrating. No guide ever accompanied us on the whole trip.
There are too many problems to record here but I would think twice before booking this particular trip.
I went to China in May and have to say it was awesome. Terracotta warriors and the Great Wall were my highlights. I will never go to the zoo again, its not clean and the animals are kept quite poorly. All guides were brilliant, English great, except one female guide. She had no idea how to converse with people, find toilets (a must after a long bus trip) and failed to tell us that we would need covered shoes to climb a building! Most of our group missed this activity because of her.
All in all I would go back in a heartbeat as China is magical...
Booking our trip and travel to KL went smoothly. We were very happy with the standard of our accommodation throughout our tour. It was thrilling to see Orangutans, Macaques, Proboscis monkeys, elephants, crocodile, Sun Bear, monitor lizards, hornbills, kingfishers, orchids etc up close and in the wild near Sandakan. It would have been helpful to have information about the WW11 death march when we were in Sandakan. We were moved by the memorial at Ranau. I was disappointed by the buffet food offered by the tour. It was always the same Chinese M...alay when meals could have been alternated with Indian Malay or no group meals and recommendations of local cafes or food markets. It would be great if the tour leader provided a selection of local fruit for the group to try and label with fruit names. When in KK we were given very little guidance for our free time. It would have been good if the museum had been recommended when we first arrived. The group meals were not needed on these free days because we did not want to interrupt our explorations. The tour leader should have told us that the free walking tour needed to be booked online. The people who did the walk reported that it was really good. I would recommend this trip to Sabah but be prepared to ask for advice for your free time in advance.
Educational tour !!!
India is so colourful. It was an educational tour. Overall the service of the tour was good. We got an upgrade hotel at Agra. But bit disappointed that we cant have boat cruise at Gangas river because of the flood and there was no replacement tour. Hotel at Delhi has limitation usage of the wifi.
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Worthwhile and enjoyable.
Crowds (it is China!), long bus transfers (China is big!), and lack of English speakers (yes, China!) were the only negatives. The rest was very enjoyable and eye opening. I would do it again.
Pack your bags and walking shoes and head to China with Trip A Deal
We have just returned from the 11 day China Odyssey TripADeal trip and this is our summary.
We had quite hot weather at around 33 degrees each day and our first 3 days were in Beijing where we did the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. You will need really good walking shoes for these two sites as there is a lot of walking (at least 3 hours) and it is go, go, go. It was amazing but tiring in the heat. The Great Wall was also a hot day for the walk and you cannot image how steep the walk is but you just manage what you can. Even just standing ...
Our great trip to Malta and Cyprus in October
I have just returned from my first trip to the Mediterranean it was a great experience for me. We booked thru Tripadeal. We were picked up on time everytime. The Malta tour guide was very informative and the day trip to Gozo was great. In Cyprus the tour was the best great story teller and you could tell he really enjoyed his job. I will definitely book and recommend Tripadeal for pricing and efficiency of the staff
2 in 1 Deal to Vietnam and Cambodia
Just arrived back from our Tripadeal holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Pickups from all airports went well and the tour guides were great. Special thanks to Hero, Ben, Billy, Rocky for their ease to deal with, and their sense of humour. I would recommend the premium accommodation upgrade and extra days in Siem Reap, a great town.
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Quality of hotels very poor. No toiletries, safe, refrigerator & breakfasts poor. Too far from cities resulting in excess fares which we were not informed about.
Bus driver late getting us to catch TGV train in Paris resulting in people being manhandled onto train by staff.
Costa Deliziosa-Having done many cruises, this was the worst line we have travelled with. Staff not helpful. Activites all in Italian, so other nationalities could not join in. Food quality not up to standard.
Excursions were quite expensive & very ...
Poor organisation, arrogant approach to dealing with problems, Iam disappointed !!
Lack off information, or poor in formation, they only want your money and are not listening to feed back . I am currently on a tour and will not be doing another.
2 for 1 China July 26 2019
This tour exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived at the airport we were taken care of. Our first guide JOJO was amazing great English, bubbly personality, passionate and knowledgeable. All our coach drivers were skilled and we felt safe at all times. Huge tour group but didn't consider this to be an issue! Accommodations were lovely, all clean. Extra tours were well worth the money, compared to other tours we have done these were very affordable.
If I had to choose a negative it was disappointing only spending 2 hours at the Gr...
Bali full day traditional tour
We booked this tour from Sydney purely on reviews, we were picked up at our hotel as arranged on time the amazing Ketut guided us through and also took great photos highly recommended
Don’t do two for one China
Would not recommended the 2 for 1 China deal at all. I have travelled all over the world and completed several tours in other countries. I have also lived In Asia, so was excited to visit a country I had not been to. However, this was by far the worst holiday I have ever been on. The other people in my travelling party and others on my tour expressed the following thoughts:
- Massive days, huge tour groups. We had 49 people. Often out of the hotel for 12 hours a day, walking around for most of the day. This is hard considering most of the tour...are retirees and well above 60 years. - Optional tours are ‘non-optional’ when you arrive. Told by guide that if we didn’t want to do an activity we would have to ‘wait on the bus’ until it was complete. This would mean waiting for 3-5 hours on the bus if we didn’t want to do something. Only one day we were given the option of catching a taxi back to the hotel. - we hours spent on the bus each day only to spend a short amount of time at each location. - Told to pay $12 a day mandatory gratuities in aud. This is fine and expected for a tour. I even rand TripADeal in advance to confirm payment in aud. The instructions state that money will be collected in three blocks of $36, $36 and $48. Everyone’s on the tour had pre-organised their tips. When we arrived in China they told us they could not accept aud coins. This means you either had to round your aud up or pay in yuan which cuts into everyone’s spending money. Information in the tour itinerary and what actually happened on the tour are not the same. I feel very misled by trip a deal.
Prepare yourself for some of the most stunning scenery you'll ever see.
Magestic Scandinavia in August 2019.....
We had a group of 38 which I feel was a bit too many. Although, it was a fantastic group of people and I came away with some great new friends.
There were some very long travelling days and towards the end it was evident people were getting restless & frustrated by this. We spent a night at a ski resort in Gol which had amenities that everyone was looking forward to using & a chance to finally relax but we got in way too late to enjoy them.
We had forced rotation for the bus seats which was a bit we...ird. I've never experienced anything like that before, where you're told what seat to sit in but I've never travelled in such a big group either so maybe this is common. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was very eager to share his knowledge these countries with us.
Questions & Answers
How did everyone get such good response from Trip A Deal? I've emailed numerous times and get no where, just the usual response we will get back to you closer to the time you're due to travel, guess what!!!, I've heard nothing and our trip was the beginning of November, no offer, no nothing and every time I email, the same response we will get back to you as soon as we can. Covid has been around since February, we are now in November, Ive been emailing on and off over that whole time so don't understand these positive reviews.
Hi, l am still trying to get our refund for a world trip worth $19,000!!!!!!!we paid for it Aug2019 and was to leave October 2020 ! Why they are delaying when we will be their future clients IF they do the right thing by us !
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