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7 days - Great Britain Tour

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The dramatic entrance to Edinburgh Castle - see it on Day 2!

The drama of history, gorgeous scenery, and centuries of culture will welcome you as you tour the countries of Great Britain!

 Starting in London, you'll begin your coach holiday of the UK by travelling to Cambridge, home of that venerable, stately university. After visiting Yorkshire, the coach heads up to Scotland, allowing for some historical sight-seeing on the way and arriving in Edinburgh. With a free day in Edinburgh, you'll be able to explore and experience all that Scottish hospitality has to offer, before travelling north to see the more rugged highlands. Next we head to Liverpool, perfect for football and Beatles fans and from there it's on to Stratford-upon-Avon for theatre devotees. Your last day will take you to the famous Roman baths in Bath and on to the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge. All too soon, your UK coach trip will carry you back to London, full of amazing places, people, and experiences.

 

Tour Dates & Rates

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Yorkshire

Welcome to your tour of Great Britain! Today you will fill your lungs with fresh, English countryside air, as you depart the city of London, and head to where the grass is greener. Arriving in Cambridge, your first adventure will have you punting...

along the river in traditional style, taking in the stunning scenery and epic, historical buildings in the most relaxing way. Simply wonderful! The afternoon sees you continuing your rural ‘rovering’, towards York, a mecca for history buffs and lovers of fine architecture and culture. Your walking tour, offers fascinating insights, stories and history of the city. Tonight you will enjoy dinner in a traditional English pub - plenty of choices on the menu including English favourites such as Fish and Chips or Bangers and Mash! (that's sausages and creamy mashed potatoes)

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Day 2: Edinburgh

Which will win your heart, today, man or nature? From dawn till dusk, you will stand in places of historical battles, religious significance, ancient architecture and royal ruins, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and views which will make you rub...

your eyes in disbelief. Your first stop of the day is the iconic, Hadrian’s Wall. Built by hand in 122 AD, its creation is extremely significant in the history of Great Britain, and it is one of the most visited cultural landmarks in the UK. Not too far away, lies the border town of Jedburgh. Famed for its links to Royalty and historical warfare, you will have an opportunity to explore the city and take in the amazing architecture, which speak for population’s passed. The Jedburgh Abbey ruins are incredible and a visit is highly recommended. As you journey through southern Scotland, relax and embrace the beauty of the landscape drifting past you. The city of Edinburgh is waiting for you, to embrace it with both arms. Your Expat Explore tour leader will take you on an evening guided walking tour which will help you get your bearings of this historic city, with stories which ooze out of every cobble and doorstep. Time to enjoy some Scottish hospitality.

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Day 3: Edinburgh - Free day

Don’t waste a minute! Today you are free to explore the city as you wish, and there is so much to see and do. Known as the cultural capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is blessed with stunning greystone buildings, and architecture, art galleries,...

memorials and higher education. Take a step back in time and wander around the authentic, and unchanged cobbled streets of the Royal Mile and meander down to the Grass Market, to a row of pubs where public hangings used to ‘entertain’ the crowds. Edinburgh Castle is well worth the entry fee, and requires a few hours to explore and learn about Scottish history and royalty - there are wonderful views from the top! For those wishing to shop for souvenirs Princes Street attracts shoppers from all over the world. The city comes alive at night, in the bars and pubs in the city centre. In the evening, why not enjoy a pint or a traditional whisky with the locals, or explore the city on a guided Ghost tour - explore the secret, underground passages underneath the streets of the Royal Mile, and visit the local graveyards under the ‘brawd bricht moon licht nicht’! (superb, bright, moonlit night...)

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Day 4: Scottish Highlands

Just over half way through your Great Britain tour, and you are heading north to the Scottish Highlands, where we offer you an optional excursion which could change your life! Embark on a 1 hour cruise of Loch Ness, (home to ‘Nessie’ the...

‘Loch Ness Monster’ - see if you can spot her...) and take in the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle as you drift past on your boat ride. Once back on the road, prepare for boldness and the symbol of the highlands. Rising out of the ground like a waking giant, behold the grandeur of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Whilst in the region, you will visit Glencoe – a spectacular Glen (Scottish for a deep valley in the Highlands) and where the massacre of Glencoe took place in1692, one of the most fascinating yet saddest stories encompassing Scotland’s history. Your day will wind down with a well-earned whiskey tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest, licensed whiskey distilleries in Fort William, before continuing on to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy your final evening in this amazing country.

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Day 5: Liverpool

As your heart sinks at the thought of leaving Scotland, be reassured that there are exciting adventures to be had today in England! Your Great Britain tour, will take a twist into modern history, as you head across the border, bound for Liverpool -...

the home of ‘The Beatles’ and two world famous premier league football clubs! On the way, you can soak up the last of the Scottish landscape, before reaching the picturesque Lake District, for a lunch stop - simply stunning! Once you have arrived in Liverpool, you will be shown the sights on our guided coach tour of the city. For football fans Anfield Football Stadium home to Liverpool FC will excite. For Beatles fans...there are a myriad of locations which were significant to developing the world class pop act, which shaped modern music as we know it. Home to Paul, John, George and Ringo, Liverpool inspired such timeless classics including ‘Strawberry Fields’ and ‘Penny Lane’. Upon checking in at the hotel, head to one of the many local pubs. Can’t get enough of ‘Beatlemania’? - ‘The Cavern’ isn’t far away, and is a pub where identity of The Beatles was formed.

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Day 6: Wales

Theatre, literature and history buffs, unite! Upon leaving Liverpool, you shall be escorted to the birthplace of William Shakespeare - Straford-upon-Avon. A guided walking tour will allow you to explore the quaint, historical village and then you...

shall have free time to explore on your own - there are numerous Shakespearean attractions and fascinating historical locations to visit. For those who wish to delve into the life of Shakespeare more intimately, we can arrange an optional excursion for you to visit the home where he grew up as a child, and also lived with his wife when they were newlyweds. Famous writers such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy have also visited this dwelling. Sliding into south Wales, we take a photo stop at Caerphilly Castle, a medieval fortification built in the 13th century, ranked the second largest castle in the UK. Surrounded by artificial lakes, not only is the architecture a sight to behold, but it was a groundbreaking design back in its day. Onwards to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, you have an evening in which to enjoy the local nightlife on offer.

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Day 7: Stonehenge

This is the last day of your British Tour, and there is no sign of slowing down! The road from Cardiff to London is littered with history, stunning scenery and architectural delights. First stop for the day is Bath – a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

featuring some of the finest architecture in Europe. Join us on a guided walking tour of the town, and learn about the historical significance of the region, including the natural hot springs which supply the Roman baths - visited by over 1 million international tourists every year! Continuing on the last legs of your journey, you have an optional excursion which could have you unravelling one of the Worlds’ greatest mysteries. Stonehenge - need we say more? You have the opportunity to witness an ancient and awe-inspiring structure, which has baffled scientists, tourists and historians for centuries. As you board your Expat Explore coach for the last time on your Great Britain tour, take this chance to exchange contact details and share photos with new friends and fellow travelers, before you alight at your last stop in London. We can’t wait for you to upload your favorite memories onto our Facebook page, and share the highlights of your 7 day Great Britain tour. We hope to travel with you again soon!

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Tour Experiences


Cambridge

1 Included Experience

Included: Cambridge River Punting

We visit this historic city renowned for its leading university. Savour the history and marvellous views as we punt along the river.

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Yorkshire

2 Included Experience

Included: Walking tour of York

Take a walking tour round this historic walled city with your Expat Explore tour leader.

Dinner in a traditional English pub 

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Hadrian’s Wall

1 Included Experience

Included: Photo stop at Hadrian's Wall

Visit Hadrian’s Wall on the border between England and Scotland.

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Jedburgh

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to Jedburgh

Located on the border between Scotland and England, Jedburgh has a long history of royal connections and historic warfare. Explore the Abbey ruins and soak up the centuries of history in this amazing place. 

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Edinburgh

1 Included Experience

Included: Edinburgh Walking tour

Arrive in the capital of Scotland and experience the sights and sounds as your tour leader takes you on an evening walking tour of this magnificent city.

Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Take a step back in time as you wander the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile down to the Grass Market
  • Botanical Gardens
  • The National Gallery of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • The National War Museum of Scotland
  • Holyroodhouse Palace
  • Evening Ghost tour
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Scottish Highlands

2 Included Experiences

1 Optional Experience

Included: Whiskey Tasting, Highlands Scenic Drive 

Whiskey tasting at one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries in Fort William.

As we head back south behold the grandeur of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, and Glen Coe, a spectacular glen with a fascinating history. 

Optional: Cruise on Loch Ness

Prepare for your breath to be taken away by the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. You’ll have some free time where you may choose to embark on a cruise of Loch Ness – see if you can spot Nessie and the ruins of Urquhart Castle!

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Lake District

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to the Lake District of England

Here you will have free time for a comfort stop in the beautiful village of Keswick (or similar), in the Lake District.

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Liverpool

1 Included Experience

Included: Liverpool driving tour

Take a driving tour and see the Albert Dock, Anfield football stadium and a variety of locations connected to the Beatles. 

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Stratford-Upon-Avon

1 Included Experience

1 Optional Excursion

Included: Visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You will have free time to wander the city and visit the Shakespearean attractions. 

Optional Excursion: Visit the house where William Shakespeare was born, grew up and played. He ate meals in the hall and he slept and dreamt in these rooms. Shakespeare also spent the first five years of married life in this house with his new wife, Anne Hathaway. Other famous writers have also visited here, including Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy. 

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Caerphilly

1 Included Experience

Included: Caerphilly Castle Photo stop

On our way to Cardiff we stop off for a quick photo stop at this impressive 700-year old castle. 

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Cardiff

1 Included Experience

Included: Visit to Cardiff

We continue on to the Welsh capital where you have some free time to spend the evening as you wish. 

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Bath

1 Included Experience

Included:  Bath Orientation tour

Your Expat Explore tour leader will point out all the main attractions of Bath, so you can make the most of your time here.

Optional Excursion: Bath pump house 

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, and undoubtedly one of the highlights is the Roman Baths. Around Britain's only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in northern Europe. This great temple and bathing complex still flows with natural hot water. The extensive remains and a Roman museum of international significance lie beneath the Pump Room and Abbey Church Yard in the centre of Bath. 

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Stonehenge

1 Optional Experience

Optional: Visit Stonehenge

We continue onto Stonehenge, an ancient and awe inspiring structure which has mystified tourists and historians alike for centuries. 

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Tour Accommodation


Expat Explore have searched and invested in excellent budget accommodation either located in cities or well placed with good public transport connections. We use 3 star hotels with private facilities. During this tour you will stay in twin share rooms and if you are a single traveller, you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender or you have the option to book a single room at an additional price. Below is a selection of the accommodations that we use on our Comfort Tours, these may be subject to change but are an indication of standards and types of properties you will stay in during your tour. A full list of accommodation names and addresses will be given to you on the first day of your tour.

Yorkshire

Ibis Budget Leeds

Yorkshire
Yorkshire

Edinburgh

Ibis Budget Edinburgh Park

Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Scottish Highlands

Hotel Arrochar
Hotel Espalanade in Dunoon
Gleddoch House Hotel Langbank
Royal Marine Hotel Dunoon

Scottish Highlands
Scottish Highlands

Liverpool

Ibis Liverpool

Liverpool
Liverpool

Cardiff

Premier Inn Cardiff North
Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre
Ibis Bristol Temple Meads
Novotel Bristol City Centre

 

Cardiff
Cardiff
Please note: The Rugby World Cup will take place in the UK from 18 September until 31 October 2015, during this period some of the hotels we use may be altered to different location. For further details, contact us.

Ekomi Reviews for Expat Explore

Newest reviews of this tour

2014-07-29
I have asked my friends to consider going on trips with Expat.

2014-07-29
It was a great experience for me as a solo traveller , I don't I would get any better than this. All the credit is to the guide we had in the trip and expat explore is quite an organised, no hassles at all to me.

2014-07-29
Great tour and tour guide.

2014-07-29
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Excellent but needs improvement

2014-07-29
This tour was amazing - we saw so many different things and got to experience so many different cultures - I would recommend it to anyone who is full of fun and adventure and young at heart

2014-07-29
this is excellent as well as a great way to see Europe as well as a tease for the longer tours...

2014-07-29
*** *** was a masterly your guide and made me feel that he knew everything and had it under control. I saw on *** that he has since left the company which I am a bit sad about but he is just stellar

2014-07-29
I will recommend expat explorer to friends and family

2014-07-29
Very organised tour
Knowledgeable and helpful tour guide
Safe driver

2014-07-29
top notch!

2014-07-29
This is a very good tour. We had an amazing time although we were exhausted at day 12. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of Europe's popular cities. If you want to spend more time in each place I recommend a longer tour with more free days. Overall this tour is good value for the money spent and well organized. Thank you to expat for making our holiday awesome !

2014-07-29
I would definitely recommend the European Blitz tour to anyone considering a trip to Europe. It was a great experience I had a great time, have made some great memories and friends.

Our tour leader seemed very knowledgeable and was incredibly helpful throughout the trip.

2014-07-29
I wanted to continue my trip and lost my significant amount for this booking.

2014-07-29
I would tell my friends who would like to travel to Europe, that this company is one of the best that I have ever come across.

2014-07-29
Except for a stay in one hotel, the rest of the hotel accomodation were as expected and reasonably good.

2014-07-29
Great tour and price even when the price went down after I paid! was compensated with a single gondola ride worth halve that so not that happy. Would prefer if guides knew more about local money saving passes or tickets to museums and sights. Savings or discounts on food and souvenirs at places visited would help as cash ran out too quick! Enjoyable trip -lots of photos and paintings!

2014-07-29
Very helpful and knowledgable staff.
Good value for money

2014-07-29
Good - variety of places was great and guide + driver team
Not as good - early starts! but necessary.

2014-07-29
I had a lovely time and the tour leader was really helpful.

2014-07-29
It was worth every penny. A true experience of a lifetime. Will love to travel with Expat again

2014-07-29
was fantastic to see so much in such a short time:)

2014-07-29
You see lot of beautiful places , there was die kind if discrimination , when a white person gets late, it's ok , but a non wire person gets late , it was a big deal , especially to ***, the driver, he felt uncomfortable around non whites ,

2014-07-29
Did 2 tours with Expatexplore.
Recommend it to anyone

2014-07-29
I booked this holiday as a 'preview' to all of these countries and this holiday did exactly that! ***, our guide, was knowledgable, approachable and fun and so was ***, our coach driver. We never felt out of place and awkward despite travelling with many people with different backgrounds and personalities. The tour covered for these different interests.

We loved all the countries visited, and a special mention to an external guide in Florence (***) as she was fantastic! The gondola ride is a must, although the other optional excursions were a tat expensive for my budget.

Some of the hotels were wonderful (Forest Hill in Paris) but some have school trip feels to it, ie bunk beds, shared bathrooms (in Switzerland and Munich). However, this is understandable as this is a budget tour and these destinations are expensive. Anyway, you won't be spending too much time in the accomodations as you finish late and have early starts. I personally like this because we get to see more but if you're looking for relaxation, then this is not for you.

As a group, we did get some evening gatherings to wind down and get to know everyone more, but this may not be for everyone especially for those who want early nights. We were lucky that we had the chance to watch the semifinals and final of World cup together.

Overall, I loved my trip and can't wait to go for another holiday with Expat Explore soon! Thank you for such a memorable time!

2014-07-29
if some one ask me about and explain what to ispect but it is valiue for the money

2014-07-29
Its acceptable.

2014-07-29
It helped a lot in organizing your day. I would thank the tour guide for his great job.

2014-07-29
***

2014-07-29
thank you it was great!!! loved IT!!!

2014-07-29
Recommend to family & friends

2014-07-29
I have even before I left to go on the tour recommended Expat to two different sets of friends, mainly based on the great and quick feedback received on any queries.

2014-07-29
I had a great time and would definitely recommend others to tour with expat explore.

2014-07-29
Great tour, meet some lovely people and saw some amazing places. Had a great tour guide, *** and driver ***, lovely weather and would highly recommend

2014-07-29
The europe jewel is an excellent arrangement, we got to see the best of eastern europe from its architecture, food and culture definite worth the money spend. I highly recommend it to my friends and relatives.

2014-07-29
Good Job everyone

2014-07-29
The Europe Escape is a great way to see a lot of Europe in a short amount of time. The tour guides are knowledgable and friendly, accommodations are comfortable and conveniently located, and you make great lifelong friends. You'll be exhausted afterwards, but that only means you've had a great time!

2014-07-29
Thanks

2014-07-29
The idea is good but implementation by the tour leader is very poor or was so for my trip.

2014-07-29
Ek en my dogter het Oos-Europa baie geniet en was heeltemal tevrede met die hotelle.
Die toerprys was baie bekostigbaar.
Baie dankie!
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2014-07-29
*** is very nice and friendly leader. She helps us a lot.It's a very great group and we had a wonderful time together. I miss everyone.

2014-07-29
if you still have legs to walk,then do it.

2014-07-29
I automatically recommended to friends as it already show how great time I got from the trip in my ***.

2014-07-29
Whirlwind tour of five countries, great for your first trip to Europe. Then, you'll know what countries you want to come back to spend more time in. :-)

2014-07-29
Because the company was disorganised and did not book the ferry we had to leave friday night instead of Saturday morning but actually this worked well in terms of time in each place and I would recommend they change the trip permanently to be like this. I enjoyed each of the places we visited.

2014-07-29
Recommend to family and friends

2014-07-29
I went on the 3 countries Euro weekend. Real value for the money! Some great sights, with lovely company on the coach, superb customer service from begining to end.

2014-07-29
This tour is perfect for people who want to see a lot of Italy in a short amount of time. We got to see all the major sights as well as a few minor ones.

It is a budget tour so please don't expect luxurious accommodation. I would recommend only bringing a backpack as it will make your trip a lot easier.

2014-07-29
Santa Fortunata was unacceptable. The room was infested with ants, the bathroom reeked of urine, and the room was overall filthy.

2014-07-29
All was just perfect

2014-07-29
Quick trip over the weekend for good values

2014-07-29
Although we've been to the British Isles many times, we've never been to Ireland. We wanted to see as much as we could in seven days and your tour offered all the tourist destinations that we wanted to see. Other Companies did not include Northern Ireland and yours, not only took us there but took the time to explain the 'Troubles' with an excellent guide. We really feel that we had a thorough trip, given the shortness of the Ireland tour. Excellent job! Would recommend it to anyone!

2014-07-29
The trip was absolutely amazing! Many thanks for organising this tour.

2014-07-29
It was a wonderful introduction to the complex and layered history of ancient Turkey. We had a well-informed local guide, the accommodation was very good throughout and we saw important historical highlights on the tour.

2014-07-29
I would recommend this tour to someone who does not want to waste time figuring out what needs to be done/seen. Sit back and let Expat do the work!

2014-07-29
Overall tour good. However very tiring with long driving days and arriving late in the afternoon to a country.This leaves very little time to explore and visit optional tours as so limited for time (eg Amsterdam, Munich) perhaps you might have to re-work itinerary.

2014-07-29
The tour was perfect. All the places I visited were exactly what I want and the activities were what it was need it to make this the best experience

2014-07-29
Excellent

2014-07-29
I will definitely recommend this tour to friends and family, because no other tour operator can offer what we experienced in such a short time.

2014-07-29
Not bad but abit hectic.

2014-07-29
We had a great time!!! the time in Vienna was much to short

2014-07-29
We loved our guide, ***. He kept us entertained, made us feel safe, took good care of us and was patient, kind and friendly. We felt very safe with *** as our bus driver. We liked our fellow tour group members and were happy with the accommodation at all the destinations. We would highly recommend Expat Explore.

2014-07-29
Terrific trip. Great for ages 21 and up. Nice mix of people that attend and while the tour is jam packed with activities it is a blast and well worth it.

2014-07-29
I would recommend the tour to friends. It was well organized and fun.

2014-07-29
I gave you my reason not for a older person. To be left alone to find your way on tubes etc and the bags issue.

2014-07-29
Would do it all over again in the morning, Just need to win the lottery first!

2014-07-29
Excellent tour and everything included in the package ! Would recommend it to family and friends !

2014-07-29
Already did on previous page as well as a week ago.

2014-07-29
I only give this 1 "star" to the company's inability to be flexible on cancellations most especially if it is out of the client's hands. Though to the driver, *** and hotels where we stayed at, I give 5 stars.

2014-07-29
Great tour

2014-07-29
I will book my another holiday soon again with expat explore and i will recommend it to everyone. I wish all the people that work in Expat Explore are as good as ***. by the way make sure that your drivers smells good, clean and tidy.

2014-07-29
To find a tour of Europe

To other friends want to tour

2014-07-29
It was amazing how much we got to see in a short time. We were constantly moving but the pace was manageable. We wouldn't have seen even 1/3 of the places if we tried to do it ourselves.

2014-07-29
I would definitely recommend it with friends, relatives& families.

2014-07-29
Great!

2014-07-29
*** WAS EXCELLENT - MADE THE TRIP ENJOYABLE

2014-07-29
The tour was great fun, we packed in a lot of sightseeing and activities into a short time. Everything was well organised. The tour leader gave us lots of tips on places to go, things to do, etc. Recommended some great pubs with local music, lots of fun.

2014-07-29
Value for money!!

2014-07-29
Hotels were very good except for the shower arrangements. I find stepping in a bath not the easiest and more hand holds are necessary

2014-07-29
Well planned and good value for money. Shortest & sweetest way of knowing United Kingdom.

2014-07-29
a quick tour but great for seeing all the major attractions

2014-07-29
Fantastic way of seeing Europe in the shortest possible time. Excellent local commentaries provided by Tour Leader. Great enhancement to the whole trip.

2014-07-29
Great trip with Expat Explore. The days were well organised and we got to see lots. Even had some free time for our own sightseeing and shopping. And the tulip farm was amazing. Would travel with Expat Explore any time.

2014-07-29
i will recommend it after warning them what really to expect

2014-07-30
good value for money and get to see a lot in a very little time.

2014-07-30
Probably would not do Expat again. Maybe if I was younger just too fast and furious and host did not know much.

2014-07-30
Best time ever had so much and so well organized would recommend it to anyone

2014-07-30
I would definitely recommend this tour

2014-07-30
Would definitely recommend to friends whom wish to visit Europe for the first time.

2014-07-30
great tour

2014-07-30
I would reccomend this tour to singles, couples, or families with tweens, teens or adult children. It is a bit fast paced for older folks, but if you're in great shape you should give it a try

2014-07-30
*** was an amazing tour leader. This was a budget tour so we stayed at campsites a few times but they were nice and made the experience more memorable!

2014-07-30
It is pretty good.

2014-07-30
I will recommend the itenery of the product & the local foods. Excellent....

2014-07-30
good

2014-07-30
would recommend

2014-07-30
Ideal.

2014-07-30
Amazing trip made unforgettable by tour leader

2014-07-30
Very much enjoyed our trip and would definitely recommend it :)

2014-07-30
bonus was mostly 3 days in most places

2014-07-30
Some meals should be improved.

2014-07-30
I was very happy with the overall product and customer service. i have recommended this product to family and friends

2014-07-30
Good like I commented earlier. It will improve the hightlights even more.
I'll recpmmend to friends.

2014-07-30
Enjoyed the Europe Escape 12 day tour. Only thing I would have liked was an extra night in Venice - might have to make it a 13 day tour.
Accommodation mostly good. Meals provided as part of tour were enjoyable. Value for money. Tour Leader (***) and Bus Driver (***) were fun and very knowledgeable about destinations.

2014-07-30
Comfort tour = was very comfortable

2014-07-30
We used the Tour as a way to strengthen family bonding as we have travelled as one big family. Surely, we will recommend Expat Explore to our friends and acquaintances. Value for money, it was one of the best way to enjoy Europe.

2014-07-30
Well worth the effort if you want to see a fair bit of Western Europe. Great set up up and tour leaders, Drivers.
Plus the price is a plus too..

We had a great time..

Do yourself a favour and book a tour..

2014-07-30
The tour programme is really good and well-prepared. The tour's guide and driver work well, however less-smile and less service mind as they should be.

2014-07-30
Value for money and covering most of Europe

2014-07-30
This is not an EXPAT tour per se, *** provided the product and as such some problems were encountered due to a lack of communication between the two companies. Overall the sites and tour program was most enjoyable.

2014-07-30
Would recommend to my friends.

2014-07-30
The trip is fast paced and senior citizens need to be in good physical condition. If you are, the trip will exceed your expectations.

2014-07-30
For this tour I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to experience a more historical look at England. Though the tour is full on you defiantly get the most out of the 7 days and it gives you a taste of places you could possibly go back and visit properly at a later date.

2014-07-30
I would recumbent this product to young people not the elderly because we have a limit time to explore the place which sometimes we need to run in order to be on time. This is also a tiring trip which the passenger need to have a fit health. This trip is so good for one who has a limit time for travel and want to explore many countries. It is a very good experience for the one who want to learn the new experience of the new world.

2014-07-30
Expat explore, with a magnificent tour leader is a successful adventure

2014-07-30
This tour was excellent, will introduce to those who likes travel but doen't have enough time.

2014-07-30
Loved the tour

2014-07-30
I enjoyed the tour very much, and would definitely recommend it to others.

2014-07-30
The 18 day Europe Explorer tour was amazing. So many sights and a great experience. I would recommend it for energetic people loving people who are really into seeing and doing a lot during their travel experience. This is a fast paced, high energy, lot of walking and moving type of a tour. It isn't for those who want leisure time or don't like hanging out by themselves or who are looking for a luxury experience, but Expat Explore gives you a lot for a reasonable cost. Because of the free days, the trip can be crafted to get an overall view or a more in depth look at some of the cities, which is nice if you are really needing a day "off" or just don't have a great interest in a particular city. I would highly recommend ExPat! Enjoy!

2014-07-30
Great tour if you are looking for and on the go and taste of everything!!

2014-07-30
Great tour, saw everything I wanted to cover in Egypt. Recommended for all ages, comfortable and well paced tour.

2014-07-30
We would have liked more time in Brussels. By the time we got to Brussels it was 9.15pm. We had spent lot of time where coach dropped us far off, and we had to walk a lot, which eventually wasted lot of our time.

2014-07-30
Accomodations where not always good

2014-07-30
Recommend this trip to all singles of all ages. Lots of fun stuff and good atmosphere. Terrific staff, personable & professional. Not to be missed--have the trip of your life!

2014-07-30
Service is poor.

2014-07-30
I would recommend this tour to anyone of any age. It caters for everyone and you have much more free time compared to a lot of other tours

2014-07-31
One of the Lifetime tour we did, cannot be forgotten.
Free days was fantastic. Hotel in Switzerland, Holland, Rome was fantastic. Walking tour with tour leader was good.


Venice hotel was not very good.
Need more time in Belgium.
Found too many days in Rome/Barcelona but not enough in Austria.

2014-07-31
I recommend to my family and friends.

2014-07-31
Would recommend to friends.

2014-07-31
Suitable for all ages

2014-07-31
It quite a pack tour, I suggest we rather join for a visit to 2 or 3 country is more than enough

2014-07-31
I enjoyed this tour.

2014-07-31
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2014-07-31
Overall a great trip!!!!!!

2014-07-31
15 days felt like a year! I definitely feel I got the full experience. I learned so much and had freedom within the structured trip. Great mixed group as well!

2014-07-31
The Ultimate Europe Tour was the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't chance a single second of it. I had so much fun traveling around the world with my tour group. My tour guide *** was supremely knowledgable and taught us all about the cultures we were visiting. The food and accommodations were all fantastic as well. I highly recommend Expat and I look forward to taking another tour with Expat soon!

2014-08-01
I would recommend the tour to basically any age group, we took our 12 year old son and there was a wide variety of ages and nationalities. We all had a great time. If you are looking for an affordable, jam-packed tour with free days to do your own thing, this is it! Great tour leader (***) who had everyone involved and the coach driver (***)showed his expertise in driving and parking up! The office staff were a pleasure to deal with answering all my questions before I had even booked the tour, this was either on the phone from Australia to the UK or by email. Expat Explore, congratulations to you all!

2014-08-01
this is one of the comfort tour so I don't expect to have to carry my bag gages and work 4 floors without lift, after a long day of travel.

2014-08-01
the tour was beautiful. The bus travel was long and tiring, but overall it was beautiful and so enriching both spiritually and culturally.

2014-08-01
I would recommend the tour to young people or to older people who are adaptable.

2014-08-01
This trip is for reasonably fit young or old,

2014-08-02
Could not fault any of the tour. All hotel stays were different and very good. Whole experience of the countries visited was brilliant.

2014-08-02
a very enjoyable experience. just a little rushed

2014-08-02
The itinerary was reasonable with a good combination of destinations.

The hotels and included meals were good value for money.

The tour leader and driver were truly first class. Please also refer to the feedback I gave to the previous question.

I would recommend Expat to people who are looking for multiple destination tours.

2014-08-03
well organized tour

2014-08-03
Well planned tour - tour leader and coach driver very friendly and knowledgeable.

2014-08-03
I submitted comments on previous page

2014-08-04
Good trip. Visited all the main sights in Western Europe. Was very tiring (long coach time and early starts) but its the only way to pack so much in on a tight budget.


2014-08-05
I would recommend it to people younger than 50, who like to sight see and do not mind long bus trips

2014-08-05
Well presented and organised product.

2014-08-05
I am planning to promote Expat Explore's Ultimate Europe tour to all my friends & relatives. The experience was fantastic and a credit to our Team Leader!

2014-08-06
I would recomend it to all my family and friends

2014-08-08
Excellent service throuout

2014-08-08
Great opportunity to see a lot in a short period. We are already planning our next trip!

2014-08-08
I would recommend this tour for people who would like to see as much as possible in the shortest time plausible. Takes a bit from quality time at each location but you go everywhere!


2014-08-08
The tour was great and our tour leader and coach driver were the best!

2014-08-08
The quality and value for money is great. I would recommend it to travelers who do not mind sleeping on a bus and/or ferry.

2014-08-08
I have enjoyed very much the tour, the election of the places were excellent and beautiful and the hotels comfortable to me. The information was good enough and effective.

2014-08-08
I have already recommended you to many of my friends as there was no other way we could have seen or done so much of Europe for so little money.

2014-08-09
an eye-opener for beginner

2014-08-09
Coach accommodation was sufficient, tour guide (we actually got to tour with one of the owners) was knowledgeable and very helpful; hotel was clean and more than adequate with helpful staff (except one grumpy guy, but can't hold that against them).

2014-08-09
Great tour saw lots the cities and great people

2014-08-09
The whole tour was excellent, the hotels were great and well located, the cost was indeed well worthwhile, and I enjoyed the tour immensely.

2014-08-09
I enjoyed very much the tour and will do another one in the future

2014-08-09
overall tour guide was helpful n humorous. not enough time given for Paris stay as did not hv time to shop, also because freeday was on sunday.

2014-08-09
We use it for vacation and exploring other countries and culture, its a great experience, we will definitely recommend it to our friends and relatives because of the price of the tour.

2014-08-09
Great!

2014-08-09
it was such a perfect tour package!
however tour guides should advise on where to buy cheaper things more particularly. i had to find it myself in some of the cities :)

2014-08-09
The tour was excellent with much appreciation to our superb tour leader *** and coach driver *** for making it a special and memorable experience.

2014-08-09
It was a great experience, the tour guide *** was also very informative and helpful

2014-08-10
The tour was excellent with an amazing tour leader and driver.

2014-08-10
This tour is affordable and it takes you to most must see places in Europe

2014-08-10
Right from the guide, Tim, especially, Tim who was such a help and participated in so many activities with everyone, he went over and beyond I do believe in making it such a great experience. first bus tour I have ever been on, took my grand daughter, who loved every minute ,cities chosen beautiful

2014-08-10
Excellent

2014-08-10
i my personal opinion i would say i wouldnt did with out expat its economy and safe

2014-08-11
This tour is amazing, you get to see all the major sights and a lot of ones you would not have thought of. The hotels were better then I expected and the mix of ages was great,everyone joined in and we were one big happy family. Thank you *** for guiding me to the time of my life. Just Wonderful.

2014-08-11
Excellent trip, very informative guides and a great range of places to visit

2014-08-11
Reviews given via tour leader & previous page.

2014-08-11
The whole trip was just amazing I had he best time and met the most amazing people.

2014-08-11
I'm happy with the service of Expat Explorer. I'm happy to recommend it to my friends.

2014-08-12
it was an amazing tour! recommend it to anyone . keep up the good work

2014-08-12
Informative tour guide.
Nice hotels
Good value for money.

2014-08-14
see earlier comment

2014-08-14
I would recommend to everyone even if your thinking of going solo - you won't regret it

2014-08-14
Europe Escape - 12 Days
date travel 19/7/14
Nice scenery.
guides not very knowledgeable on the countries. slip shot history on countries.
not very suitable for those with special diet

2014-08-16
Amazing experience to see all.. The comprehensive knowledge of the tour leader and expertise of the tour driver, especially in Switzerland and France, actually he did an awesome job. We didn't get our tour group photos promised to be emailed to us by the tour leader ***. Was looking forward to receiving them.

2014-08-16
Hotel in Germany is a little shabby/ cold & dirty. It has no hot water. The Amsterdam one is too far from city. Paris & Switzerland hotel ok. Most lunch/toilet break too rush. All dinner shd b included. Some sight seeing/walk too short. Some optional tours hv hidden cost I.e. night sledging we hv to pay extra for snow shoes & pants. Ideally some special rates shd be arranged to certain places of interest or special travel passes for the free day. Cabaret shows shd include snacks or light dinner. Shd go together/take us there rather than individually finding our way there.

2014-08-16
Tour was very rushing at certain places.

2014-08-17
Trip was good but i think it was more for singles not fir family.

2014-08-17
The perfect amount of time, not too long and not too short.

2014-08-17
Excellent

2014-08-17
Could have added 1 more day in Paris.

2014-08-17
It was an excellent tour and I have recommended Expat explore to my friends and family and I would happily use the company again.

2014-08-17
Used the tour to see as much of Ireland as possible in short time.

Would recommend to anyone, young or old (we 3 were aged 69-74).


2014-08-17
I would recommend this tour to all my friends & family members. Tour is little hectic as we need were covering several places within an stipulated time frame. It is not recommended for the couples having small kids.

2014-08-17
Product is recommendable for couples and families

2014-08-17
I enjoyed myself. Venice and Switzerland were beautiful. Only thing I wish was different was that we visited Berlin and Rome. And not have communal baths/toilets which was the case at one hostel. But mostly was good fun

2014-08-17
as per my first statement

2014-08-18
Best trip of my life!

2014-08-18
I have already recommended the tour to family and friends

2014-08-18
The tour & accommodation was excellent the only problem I had was with communication prior to the tour

2014-08-18
The tour was well organised and very good value. The tour coordinator *** and driver *** were professional well informed and attentive.I do believe some of the places we stopped for breaks were not suitable for the time allowed. One stop had two coaches pull in. I counted 34 women watching for 4 toilets that was after having to put money in a machine get a ticket and get change.The advice at these stops should be to buy something to eat on the coach.This is my only area I can suggest a review ,the tour was GREAT

2014-08-18
Expat Explore was the most convenient affordable way for me to see Europe. I still cant believe that I saw the most important features in 6 countries in 12 days.

Information is always readily available, the tour guide and bus driver were freakin awesome.

I believe that food makes a holiday and the food was pretty outstanding. All in all I would recommend this to first time visitors so that you can get a view of all countries and then go back to the one you enjoyed most. Viva Italy.....

2014-08-18
Good product as it was exactly as advertised, a good and quick way to see a number of highlights around Europe

2014-08-18
The tour was good and very educational


2014-08-18
was refered to your company. I would refer to my friends and family

2014-08-18
I would recommend this to anyone! We had a range of ages on our tour and everyone had a great time in their own way

2014-08-18
It was an excellent trip for us. Our driver *** and tour guide *** was one of a kind. They were a good team and feed us with all the help we need during our journey and both od them were equally knowledgeable of all the places we travelled. I am looking forward to travel again with Expat in future.

2014-08-19
Amazing tour- one of the best I have been on. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided good orientation to each of the areas and sites we visited. The facilities and services were of a high quality and overall I felt very safe and secure on the whole tour. Would definitely do the whole thing again!

2014-08-19
Excellent value for money

2014-08-19
Tour leader very informative, not quite so knowledgeable. Pre tour and actual tour information differed. Excellent driver and good coach.

2014-08-20
Ideal for energetic fun filled people who want to see lots in a short time.

2014-08-20
Good cost. Cover a lot of ground of Europe.

2014-08-22
Excellent tour, great leader and driver, good information and advice.

2014-08-22
good and absolutely fantastic holiday and accommodation.

2014-08-22
See my comments before

2014-08-23
The tour was suitable for ages varying from late teens to seventies (reasonable level of fitness required so as not to miss out on some historic attractions.) We really enjoyed the trip & places we visited - met our expectations. Thank you!

2014-08-24
Loved the tour.

2014-08-24
For introductory tour of a country, this has been useful to all who are 'fit' enough to go around. I will surely introduce the tour to family members and friends.

2014-08-24
excellent and professional customer service

2014-08-24
The Europe Escape was perfect for us! We had never travelled previous to this so wanted a trip that enabled us to see as much as we could in a short space of time and for good value of money! And I can honestly say this trip ticked every one of the boxes!! It was definitely the trip of a lifetime and 100% suitable for any age who is looking to explore Europe and make memories! We met a great bunch of people on the trip which i can honestly say made our trip even better! We had great fun and the hours spent travelling on the coach flew because of this! The your leader *** was great at keeping us entertained on the journeys and provided great history information on each of the destinations. *** the driver was super! He was so willing to do whatever he could to ensure we got the most out of every single day and interacted great with the group! We loved the entire trip with Switzerland and Venice being our favourite destinations! Another night in Venice would have been amazing but *** made sure we got loads done in the day we did have there! It was a busy day but so happy that we got to do so much! I would highly recommend this trip! Yes there is lots of walking and early mornings but it will be the best 12 days of your life and it's worth the early mornings and walking! The included meals were great and got everyone in the group mixing together :) the only thing I would suggest is perhaps not visiting the Rhine valley and getting an extra night elsewhere instead simply as we didn't see as much here as the other destinations. But it was still nice to do the river Rhine cruise. 5 star trip and one we'll remember forever :)

2014-08-24
It was a very good package.
Tour Guide was excellent.
Driver was very friendly.
Real Value for money.
We will recomment our friends.

2014-08-24
As previously stated I highly recommend Expat Explore. Thank you once again.

2014-08-24
If you have time constraints, but want to see as much as you can, then you must do this tour. Wonderful sites, beautiful scenery and fantastic and organised guide. Tiring, but so worth it. Made some great friends too.
SA girls!

2014-08-24
I'd recommend it to anyone who would like to see more of Britain in a few days.

2014-08-24
I'd recommend to other expats.

2014-08-24
It is really nice experience recommended to any person to have idea about Europe.... Excellent tour ...budget

2014-08-24
good value for money.

2014-08-24
Great trip. Enjoyed it to the max. I recommend people to travel light. Moving the luggage up and down the stairs each night was difficult.

2014-08-24
Recommended to all my friends

2014-08-25
This tour is great value! We saw many wonderful sights in just 7 days. Our guide, ***, made the tour fun & interesting.

2014-08-25
I will definitely recommend this tour

2014-08-25
Excellent tour - safe, well informed and pleasant.

2014-08-25
Good but needed a little more time in certain places.

2014-08-25
Wrong info regarding Take w/ you Items.
Last 2 stops were out of keeping w/ the the rest of the tour stops.

2014-08-25
Fast and sometimes frantic but great fun. would definitely recommend to others

2014-08-25
The 12 day Europe Escape was perfect for us. We wanted to see as much of Europe as possible but had a limited amount of time to do it. This trip was fast paced but allowed us to see all the historic landmarks and make a lifetime of memories.

2014-08-25
I'm happy.

2014-08-26
I will definitely recommend this tour to all my relatives and friends!

2014-08-26
to everybody

2014-08-26
My wife and I went on the Europe Escape tour to see a bit of Europe and have an adventure. Thanks to Expat Explore, we got both wishes! :)

I would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family.

2014-08-26
Great service and value.

2014-08-27
this was a great deal for money

2014-08-29
Good for the price.

2014-09-01
Value for money, best way to explore Europe in limited time.

2014-09-01
Great trip! No regrets! Especially recommended to persons afraid to travel alone

2014-09-02
This is a great tour for an overview of Europe. It is very tiring and there is a lot of time driving between sites. combined with early starts this is not a tour for the faint hearted.

2014-09-02
I would recommend this trip for all ages. We had a good mix of people from all over the world, ranging from teens to grandparents. You need to enjoy walking, but you don't need to be fast. There were plenty of free days in all the great places. The included walking tours with local guides were excellent.

2014-09-02
***

2014-09-02
I enjoyed meeting different people from all over the world. Great for all ages to travel as coach was comfortable.

2014-09-02
I would recommend it to all age groups,who do not want to think to much just get up and enjoy ,no planning

2014-09-02
Great value for money. Perfect amount of time spent in Paris, comfortable bus trip and accommodation.

2014-09-02
Shut up I don't want to do this review

2014-09-02
The tour was great for 20-39 age group. The pacing can be a bit of a challenge for some seniors. Although there are some in the tour who liked the youthful energy by joining a younger group. Just remind them of the pacing so that they will not be surprised on the actual travel period.

2014-09-02
An amazing tour that is seriously life changing. Thanks Expat

2014-09-02
It does exactly what is suggests: gives a taste of Italy led by an enthusiastic and well-organised guide,with a calm and experienced driver, staying in comfortable and well-located accommodation.You couldn't do this organise this trip by yourself. Would recommend to fit friends ( and warn you may need a holiday afterwards!)

2014-09-02
I'm a solo traveler from Saudi Arabia.
I recommend this tour to every one single or cable
This great.

2014-09-02
too short on locations that have long drive days, Sundays when most places are closed should be considered for a two day stay

2014-09-02
While I understand the need to keep pricing down every attempt should be made to keep hotel accommodations as close to city central as possible. The hotel in Prague was a bit out of the way

2014-09-03
It's a great and efficient way to spend the holidays however I found some of the many rules (like scheduled meal time, etc.) to be quite annoying sometimes.

2014-09-03
This was a wonderful tour. In 11 days we covered so much ground and saw so many wonderful sights. I normally make a photo DVD of my travels and each one contains about 200 pictures. The DVD for this trip contains almost 600 photos (after weeding out duplicates, etc.) !!!!!

2014-09-03
I would recommend this to anyone interested in getting a sampler of Eastern Europe. I had never even thought of visiting some of the cities that we visited, but now that I've seen them I'd like to go back at some point.

2014-09-04
Many attractions seen

2014-09-06
Quality is poor, unorganised and unprofessional service. Guide was unflexible to group requests and would stick to program regardless. Guide often took us to highly expensive food places and would not inform us of other options even if there were some. We felt this was because herself and bus driver ate for free

2014-09-06
I had an amazing time on the trip. I met heaps of wonderful people from all over the world as was able to explore Europe with them thanks to Expat.

2014-09-07
Expat Explore is a fantastic tour company all round offering incredible travel experiences.

2014-09-08
Very hectic but your kiwi guide was good.

2014-09-09
Tour was a disappointment as a result of the tour guides.

2014-09-11
I had an amazing time and it was a great way to see a lot of Europe in a very short time. It may be nicer if we had started the tour in Amsterdam instead of spending most of the day traveling to Amsterdam from London

2014-09-12
Great trip! Well worth it to those that want to get their monies worth with visiting various places at a great price!

2014-09-12
Awesome Trip! Ireland was grand! The sights were breathtaking! Well worth the price!

2014-09-14
This tour is very suitable for anyone visiting Great Britain for the first time. It gives a quick oversight of the wonderful places to visit and really does show the variety of attractions available.

Given the distances covered, this tour does not allow for in depth exploration of any of the places visited and should be seen as an introduction to the countries visited.

2014-09-14
I intend sending my son on the budget tour in the near future. All my friends are being informed of the value for money deals and the various packages currently available including the Web address if they want to browse.

I was on the 14 day European Jewel tour.

2014-09-14
It was the best that one can have to see the best of Europe! I am highly recommending this to my friends.

2014-09-14
Guide was amazing

2014-09-14
New places, new people, great parties! What more do you want!

2014-09-14
Some places may be skipped such as Mostar.

2014-09-14
Brilliant value for money
*** is a fountain of knowledge so was *** a exceptional driver

2014-09-14
I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS TOUR TO ALL MY FRIENDS

2014-09-14
I enjoyed to much ! Greece and turkey are beautiful ,history ,food ,hotel ....


2014-09-14
I have recommended to all friends and reletives

2014-09-14
None
other than the cruise

2014-09-14
Very enjoyable tour.

2014-09-14
Had an amazing time! All the places are wonderful! Time passed by too quickly.

2014-09-15
Fantastic tour! Lots of places covered, many sites visited, much knowledge gained! Highly recommended.

2014-09-15
Product is ok if you literally want to just drive around Europe and not see much

2014-09-15
We def saw the highlights of Europe which was awesome. Our tour leader *** knew what she was doing and kept us all on time, hats off to her for that! We knew what we where doing, what we where going to do, we never had to wait in anticipation to see what is happening next. *** who was the bus driver, amazed me more and more each day with his driving ability, not once did we fear for our lives, not even in the hussle and bussle of Paris.

2014-09-15
Background to people who are craving knowledge even those over 65 who are still fit

2014-09-15
Nothing to improve on the tour, satisfied with all. EXCELLENT value for money

WELL DONE!!!!

2014-09-15
I would recommend this package

2014-09-15
Very nice...great people and tours..

2014-09-15
tour leader is excellent and the driver

2014-09-15
I would recommend this to my friends...

2014-09-16
Would recommend to friend and family

2014-09-16
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I would recommend to my friends

2014-09-17
After touring Croatia and other several Eastern countries, I now know which countries I would go back for a second visit and linger longer. This was my main purpose for choosing this tour. I had a great time.

2014-09-17
Had excellent time.
Got a lot more than what i paid for.

2014-09-17
Places where nice except for the perfumery in Nice. Something that could have been replaced with another activity.

2014-09-17
The hotels were good and some included dinners nice. The tour guide and driver were helpful.

2014-09-18
pretty basic to rushed and when we were told by our tour leader he had arranged special outings just for us as he new the people and they were just showing us i found quite funny as i had a family member doing contiki tour at the same time going to the same glass blowing etc
i felt they were more organised as a deal between themselves and expat in the hope our money was spent with that identity than the others selling and making the same products
i also thought it wrong that we were given a envelope telling us the suggested amount we should tip then told how generous everyone was well you basically told everyone it should be 25 euro pretty rude
the one thing Expat does have down to a fine art is putting pressure on people and talking to fellow travellers i was not the only one who felt this way

2014-09-18
Would recommend this to people a little younger than us

2014-09-19
I thought it gave a great overview of Europe.

2014-09-20
This was the best way for me to be on Europe for the first time. It saves tons of time and don't doubt it saves you money as well. After the trip l feel satisfied with the countries I got to know and I know better which one I will go back in my own!

2014-09-20
quality service

2014-09-20
The trip was very enlightening and very well put to-gether
The tour leader was very good and handled the trip exceptionally well
We were very satisfied with our experience

2014-09-20
we will and have recomended this tour an your company

2014-09-21
Everything was good

2014-09-21
Covered a wide area with plenty places of interest. Good accommodations.

2014-09-22
*** made my European vacation a very memorable one--eventhou it was not their job they helped who ever needed assistance

2014-09-23
Trip was excellent & I experienced lots of places I previously dreamnt about.
This trip was beyond my wildest expectations.
Thanks Expat Explore.

2014-09-23
I can recommend this to anyone. The product is the best package allowing ample time in each main cities visited. The driving days are not as boring and tiring as I expect it to be due to comfort stops and lunch stops in between. The accommodations are great except for Rome which is very far to walk after a very tiring hot day in the city. The information provided by the tour leader are very helpful as we explore the city on our own. Overall, 5 star experience!

2014-09-23
couldn't get it better then this trip

2014-09-27
The extent of places covered in 12 days was great.
Arrangements for stay/ hotels & selection of places was very good and the best thing about the tour was Ms ***, our tour leader and the driver of coach Mr *** who made the tour really amazing.
Ms *** always ensured that everyone of us is comfortable and well informed and Mr *** made the journey very safe and we could enjoy nice music from his selection.
Both these Guys deserve full appreciation.

2014-09-30
I would recommend the is tour to anyone who wants a good taste of Ireland!

2014-09-30
Would recommend to most.

2014-09-30
Worse tour group ever

2014-09-30
has recommended to others, hope that some hotels can be a better ones.

2014-09-30
I bought Europe Escape and travel with my husband. Both of us extremely satisfied with Expat Explore. Not only the hotels are comfortable and clean but the tour guide is so resourceful and entertaining. I will definitely enroll again and recommend this to anyone else that wanna go Europe.

2014-09-30
Excellent value for money. Great tour leader and bus driver, clean coach and 90% of hotels were nice and clean.

2014-09-30
I personally think that it was a good experience and the driver as well as the tour guide was excellent. The driver is an excellent driver.

I met some lovely people on board the coach as well. Encourage the folks to sing or do stuff while on long drives.

2014-09-30
Would definitely recommend to others. Great value. Really like being able to see so many places in so little time. Free days allowed us to explore on our own while included walking/driving tours gave us a feel for the cities we visited. All breakfasts and more that half of dinners were included which was helpful. Would recommend additional free day/optional concert in Vienna and wifi on bus, headsets for tours.

2014-09-30
Quality is very good.
For tourists who do not mind walking a lot and wish to have the freedom to explore the places on their own.

2014-09-30
To all travellers especially those who want to travel on their own . Only tour company I could find that took single reservations.

2014-09-30
Italy was an outstanding destination - such a rich history and many amazing places and locations to see. Expat provided an excellent "taste"of these and we'll definitely consider going back for a more in-depth visit.

2014-09-30
Thank you EXPAT EXPLORE!!! Had a great experience and wonderful memories!!!

2014-09-30
Overall had a good time

2014-09-30
personal review is excellant

2014-09-30
Good for all adults. A tiring tour but full of interest

2014-09-30
Tour was very well organized, the accommodation-superb

2014-09-30
Good

2014-09-30
Excellent

2014-09-30
Brilliantly organized. Fez travel was great. Punctual. Helpful , friendly. *** the tour guide was excellent. *** the driver was great. Felt safe. Went out of their way to assist us.

2014-09-30
I would recommend this tour for people who aren't ready to travel on their own or who don't have travel partners. It was just the right length of time. You can always add on before or after the tour if you wish to see other tings in Europe.

2014-09-30
Excellent

2014-10-01
The tour was great, not exhausting as some people said.
The locations we visited were great, and well planned.
The food was just okay when it was included and limited for vegetarians.

2014-10-02
The bus in which they transported us was really poor and in really bad conditions. We slept two night in that bus and this one didn't have at list a toilet. The drivers really unsafe as well, driving in the nigth with out lights on and exposed us in dangerous situations.

Alike, any of the entrante fees are included and all the monuments request payment so the money that you expend in entrance fees is almost equal to the cost of the tour. You should advice more properly that situation.

2014-10-02
I would recommend expat tours to anyone considering a tour, the price was great value.

2014-10-03
I know this tour from a friend and I will definitely recommend this to my other friends.

2014-10-03
Absolutely amazing!
I want to do another trip with this company again!

2014-10-04
The tour was a great value, and we ranged in age from 15 to 76. We came from 11 different countries and by the end we felt like family. I would reccommend this tour to anyone open to having fun and seeing beautiful places.

2014-10-05
I would recommend Expat for the price as our exchange rate is poor, but I would warn people that the accommodation was not always good.

2014-10-06
loved the tour! Would definitely recommend this to friends and was good value for money.

2014-10-06
Great week, amazing bunch of traveller and the best crew

2014-10-06
You can do much more to better your service. Without increasing your operation cost. You just have to care about your clients. I already wrote my thoughts in the other box.

2014-10-06
This was a fabulous tour. The hotels were great, good beds and hot water and the food was excellent.

The only hotel that wasn't up to par was the Stone Concept in Turkey. It was noisy and the food wasn't up to the other hotels standard.

We had a small bus which was a bit bumpy at the back and the air conditioner needed tweaking but with a bigger bus this may not be a problem.

Staying two nights in most places was fabulous as it gave you down time to relax.

I thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary on this tour and would recommend it without hesitation.

2014-10-06
The tour was good overall. Do not use Budget Ibis again and when you tell people there will be laundry availability please tell them when and where.

2014-10-06
The tour was planned well and executed to the expectation

2014-10-06
The tour is very good. I would recommend to others

2014-10-07
not for lazy people

2014-10-07
Value for money and excellent package. Tour guide *** was awesome.

2014-10-07
We made all bookings online, the service is excellent. I would recommend similar yours to friends and family

2014-10-07
Hotels like the "2" rated Cavour and Cake Continental Breakfast keep this trip from being a "5". Options for upgrades may be something to consider for the future business.

2014-10-07
Fantastic tour. A bit fast paced, but a great way to get a feel for all of these amazing cities!

2014-10-08
I found the actual tour very value for money. Although I would've have liked to experience more of certain countries and stay longer than others. And it was very disappointing dropping/ticking countries off for only lunch break stop.
Also, I found the tour guide had excellent communication skills and approachable. Handled conflicts and crisis scenarios well. However, I didn't find him informative with certain basic information and actually knew the countries we went. Considering he seem and said he has been there numerous times. Another disappointing moment was we went Dachau concentration camp at 0700hrs in the morning. I only realized that his tour style lacked and disappointing because I ended going back to Germany again with another tour and went back again when it was opened. And let me tell you- I found the concentration camp absolutely -fantastic.

But overall, I really enjoyed the tour because I met such wonderful people and the places I went was truly unreal.

2014-10-08
the most displeasure tour I have ever had

2014-10-08
I would recommend to anyone planning to take a trip through Europe, who wants to enjoy the trip, and not have to worry about anything as it is all organised for you. Most relaxing thing ever.

2014-10-08
The trip was nice except the service from their customer service team prior the trip

2014-10-09
Great

2014-10-09
The quality is ok. I would recommended it to young and fit people.

2014-10-12
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2014-10-12
I would recommend this tour to those looking for the best value for their money, who love adventure and are open to new experiences and cultures

2014-10-12
Excellent tour
Highly recommend to young & booming adventurous :)!
Very well plan tour and great tour guide ( ***) and amazing driver ( *** ) wow! He can maneuver the coach ... Very impressive .
Thank you for the opportunity to experience traveling with expat explorer group:)...

2014-10-12
Would recommend it to my friends.
Excellent value for money.

2014-10-12
Great trip!

2014-10-12
I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore as many places in Europe in a short amount of time. The age ranges varied from 20's to 60's, so it had a very diverse crowd.

2014-10-12
In overall the trip was nice

2014-10-12
Excellent tour for people wanting a blend of group time and free time.

2014-10-12
Two of the hotels were not up to standard

2014-10-13
I had a great time. I picked the Europe Taster since this was my first trip to Europe. The accommodations were great, the food delicious and ***, the tour director, was pleasant and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this trip to friends and family whom have never been to Europe!!

2014-10-13
Recommend it to anyone with a short time and the ambition to see a lot of Europe.

2014-10-13
I will definitely recommend expat and I am pretty sure I will use them for anther tour in the future.

2014-10-13
still need to improve

2014-10-15
Excellent quality. Definitely a product that I will recommend to friends/family and clients.

2014-10-16
no comment

2014-10-17
I would highly recommend the product to all my colleagues & friends who wish to visit Europe. In a span of 12 days you'll be able to see most of the European cities.

2014-10-18
great trip.

2014-10-19
Places visited were awesome and I have
recommended this tour to friends and
family

2014-10-20
Our tour guide and now new friend *** was amazing and took us through a delightful tour of Italy. Definitely a sample tour of the Italian delights, but who wouldn't want to go back to such a beautiful country?!

2014-10-21
The tour was good. I would have liked more time in Cardiff and to be able to go inside Caerphilly Castle.

2014-10-22
Have already recommended to friends based on value for price.

2014-10-23
To explore the islands, this is the best way

2014-10-25
I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a taste of Europe with the idea of revisiting favourite places again sometime.
I'm not sure if it can be done but a little earlier arrival in some of the cities would be beneficial so we could look around before being taken to dinner.
I love the idea of showing how the different rail systems work before having a free day.

2014-10-26
The accommodations were awesome and the tour guide provided a lot of good insight for the areas we visited. That was nice.

2014-10-26
Beyond expectations! Amazing

2014-10-26
The Eastern highlights package is good and I loved all the cities we visited!!!!

2014-10-26
The highest point is the price. It's cheap, but you get what you paid for.
 
They should not try to squeeze 5 countries in 7 days, it is too rushed. We spent too much time on the road, with little time to sightseeing. We spent 12 hours in the express way between Paris and Switzerland, we got there it was dark, we could not see anything. Maybe skip 1 country and giving an extra day in Amsterdam.
 
Some of the hotels did not have a sheet, only a thick  comforter. We woke up in the middle of the night sweating, taking the comforter out, them we would get cold.
The hotel in Paris was nice, excellent location, close to the subway.
The bed and breakfast in Switzerland was old, no sheet, uncomfortable bed, we had to walk with luggage up to a hill and 2 flights of stairs to get to the small elevator. The food was good, but not generous. The owner very rude. I definitely would not go back to that hotel.
In Germany the bed and breakfast was in an old monastery. Nice ambience, and the owners are very nice. Good food, but you had to pay even for water. No elevator and the stairs were very narrow. Very difficult to bring all the luggage up, which were heavy because we were in the middle of a month long trip. No sheet to cover and the one covering the mattress was dirty.
In Amsterdam they put you in as very good hotel, so you get a good last impression to give a better review.
 
The meals included were decent, but not generous. The dinner on the boat in Amsterdam was delivery pizza and American ice cream, not what you want to experiment in Europe. Two of the bus stops for lunch were at ***, believe it or not.
 
The worst part was the guide, ***. She was the worst guide we ever had. Apparently she did not have much experience or knowledge of the places we visited. She would only reason as googled information out of a binder, no curiosities or interesting facts. She would never give us a straight answer to our questions. We felt like we were in military school. In the first day she reprimanded public one guest because he was chatting while she was reading her boring info. Because we had so little time in it place, she would rush all the walking tours, it was more like running tours, which no explanations about the places we were seeing. In Germany she took us to a coocoo clock place for a presentation, which I wasn't too  interest in, so I tried to go to the next door shops and she didn't let me. She was pushing us to make our shopping there like she could get her commission or something. In 2 of the hotels she put us in rooms with single beds, and we were celebrating our 25th anniversary! We were afraid of requesting to change rooms because of the attitude she gave every time we asked a question. She was drinking during the tours, which I don't think it is very professional.
And to finish even worst, 6 of us left the tour in Bruges. When I emailed Expat before the trip asking how we would transfer to the train, they said that the guide would help us with that. Well, that was not the case. We were under pouring rain and we all asked if she could drop us off at the train station, literally 1 min by bus from the place we were parked. She and the driver said they couldn't, because it was only a 10 min walk (which with the luggage and the rain was more like 20 min). We asked if she could at least get a taxi for us and she said she didn't know the place and that we should ask the toilet lady for the phone number of the taxi. We did not have phone with us. They dropped us with our luggage in the rain and left. Two  min after they came back and we thought that she realized what she had done to us, but it was because she had left behind another passenger. We were all soaking wet, our luggage all wet, and as a result both of us got a cold and were not able to enjoy the remainder of our trip as much.
 
If you travel with Expat explore, know what you are going to face before hand, pack some sheets, don't bring heavy luggage, and make sure *** is not the guide.

2014-10-26
Would love to go again on other tours from expat

2014-10-26
We had a great time.

2014-10-26
Would promote to family and friends

2014-10-26
I used it to see a lot of places in a quick time and to help select which places I'd like to go for longer

2014-10-26
Not bad value, but certain areas definitely need attention

2014-10-26
14 day trip was busy but exciting and fun. Would recommend this tour. It was a lifetime experience.

2014-10-26
good

2014-10-26
My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you EXPAT EXPLORE!

Thank you WILL and DOM

2014-10-26
So many things in 18 days. Lots of free days to explore the cities, wear good shoes because there's a lot of walking involved. Accommodation is hotel rooms, they were all pretty comfortable & clean, had no complaints there. Hotels are outside of the main areas so public transport and/or walking will happen. It's not so bad, you get used to it & most locals are great about helping you out. Take a watch & be on time to the coach unless you like singing. Definitely recommend this tour, was so much fun & we saw so many great things

2014-10-26
GREAT ORGANAIZE- GOOD LEADER -

2014-10-26
Great value for money, lots to see in a short time so it's fast paced and if you are a daydreamer better stay home cause you will annoy everyone else by slowing them down!

2014-10-26
Great tour

2014-10-26
Excellent. I would definitely recommend to others.

2014-10-27
Visited the cities I have always dreamed of.

2014-10-27
Adequate

2014-10-27
Overall the trip was good...

2014-10-27
I would recommend it

2014-10-27
Good coverage of European countries in the time.

2014-10-27
Considering the tour program is "Eastern Highlights" and we have visited many countries and places of interest, its value for money tour.

2014-10-28
The tour was awesome 10 days, 10 European countries. All the lodgings were great except for the one in Venice, Italy. City of Art hotel. *** were great fun, the people make the tour. My group was very diverse, people from different countries and ages, from all walks of life. One thing I would like is that we should have at least some extra days for places like Munich, Amsterdam and Brussels for exploring. It was a little tiring but still great fun.

2014-10-28
Great tour! This is not a tour for elders!

2014-10-28
We went to a lot, a lot, really a lot of places, in 7 days that seemed like 15 days.

2014-10-29
The tour is great, the tourist guide is helpful and funny.
All hotels are good enough and are supported with wifi. I will recommend expat explore to my family and friends.
I think this is the cheapest I got but is one of the best.....

2014-10-29
Recommend to anyone who is looking for a fast and extensive overview of Europe and comfortable with a fast paced trip.

2014-10-29
I didn't like Belgium but the rest of the tour I thought was fine. Our group seemed a bit younger and they were the party group so Amsterdam was the stop they were looking for.

2014-10-29
Would recommend it older friends

2014-10-30
This tour is an absolute MUST if you want a good experience in so many countries, without having too much time. The drives (long as they are) are not brutal. I expected worse. What they don't tell you on the site is what WONDERFUL walking tours are included!! The walking tour guides are exceptional!! I can't say enough good things about this tour.

2014-10-31
we have good time with expat tour in low budget. i will recommend this tour who wants to visit Europe is lowest cost

2014-10-31
The tour is organized well. The description of the tour is detailled and very helpful, and is suitable for people who want to explore Europe in short time period and are willing to walk.

2014-11-01
The best tour ever! Quite hectic but worth it!

2014-11-01
will strongly recommend to my friends and family.
Quality - awesome!!

2014-11-02
it was great.

2014-11-04
User Friendly

2014-11-08
It's a good product and i'll tell all of my friend about it

2014-11-08
Substandard quality

2014-11-09
Will recommend this to family and friends. Tour was very worth the price. Guided tours and free time were balanced. No tourist traps visited. Utilized a lot of public transport to go to places, the tour leader provided tickets for us always. Great feel of what the locals do. The coach was used for longer drives, transfer to another town or city. Most hotels are Better than what I expected for 2-3 stars, dinners in the hotels were awful though. Loved when our tour leader took us out on the first day for dinner, delicious!

2014-11-09
My friend and I enjoyed every minute of the tour although the rain was pouring on our way to the Scottish Highland and we were not able to go around the place, we still enjoyed visiting all the other places included in the tour.

2014-11-09
The tour covered a large area of Great Britrain which meant we were able to see a lot of the country. The driver knew the country inside out so there were no problems getting to the venues and the tour leader was very efficient.

2014-11-09
Superb experience!!!

2014-11-09
Will definitely recommend this product to friends and family members

2014-11-09
Excellent tour showing the best of the places visited. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

2014-11-09
Single Travellers

2014-11-09
It was good trip

2014-11-09
-we spent too much time in un-important
places..
-we stay in hotel faraway from down town.

2014-11-09
Tour was far beyond my expectations. hotels, meals, and quality of travel were second to none, very comfortable indeed. Id recommend Expat Explore and their Turkish partners, Fez to anyone looking for a top Turkey Travel experience.

2014-11-09
My friends in the US, Canada and the Philippines were asking information about the tour company when i shared all the pictures of my tour in facebook. I got very good pictures of the places i visited and i gave them the website of expatexplore. Personally i am very satisfied with the tour mainly because Tim Saw is a very good tour manager, he is very friendly and trustworthy. The price of the tour is very competitive and we had visited so many palces in 14 days.

2014-11-09
Good balance of historic, cultural, and natural heritage viewings in the short time. If going in the warmer months, consider a longer stay to take in Bodrum.

2014-11-09
Out tour guide was not really organized nor properly prepared for the tour. I wish all Bus or Train info will be all printed and handed out to us instead of just being verbally announced because it's not easy to remember those foreign words...

2014-11-09
It was an amazing experience!

2014-11-09
Great

2014-11-09
GOOD EXPERIENCE

2014-11-09
Fantastic value for money for anyone looking to explore the beautiful Adriatic coast.
Well organised, professionally managed and fourteen days of fun facts and fabulous food.

2014-11-09
The best value for your money. Great and well informed Guide. This kind of a tour is great for people who are 60 years old or under.

2014-11-09
I would recommend to friends and families.

2014-11-09
We would recommend it to anyone...friends and family. Excellent from beginning to end.

2014-11-10
Would recommend to those new to Europe..This product is basic...touch and go but still adequate to enjoy and learn a few things..

2014-11-10
I really enjoy this trip, everything was excellent, the personal, the bus, activities everything.

Thank you

2014-11-11
excellent tour!

2014-11-11
You have a very good product and we already recommend it to friends and will definitely be interested to use it in future again!

2014-11-11
This trip was the perfect length for how much we still got to experience.

2014-11-11
I would definitely recommend this company as a travel agent to many of my friends.

2014-11-12
details already submitted

2014-11-14
Will recommend to my friends.

2014-11-21
Value for money

2014-11-21
All my comments were in the previous field

2014-11-21
Excellent
I would recommend it to anyone who could afford it.

2014-11-21
Would have been 5 stars if our tour leader had a bit more control of the group - luggage was a problem because it was not handled at the start of the trip.

2014-11-21
Excellent

2014-11-22
The assistance is great and very helpful

2014-11-23
Would recommend for a younger person who wants a taster of europe

2014-11-23
Recommended as a BUDGET tour. All rooms are shared. Either trip or quad share.
Good for everybody and a cheap tour to cover most of Europe.

2014-11-25
I would recommend this trip to anyone who has a limited time to see Italy as we did. It was great to cover a distance in such a short time.

2014-11-25
Fantastic tour. The tour leader and driver were amazing!! I shared this with my Fiancé who loved it. The accommodation used was really nice, it had everything you needed and the walking tours were definitely a highlight. The time spent on the coach was great, it gave you the opportunity to meet everyone else on the tour. The coach was very comfortable so you could sleep during the drive if you wanted to. This is the longest tour that Expat offer so you see a lot of Europe, the number of free days is great! It gave us time to explore the cities on our own, or have a relaxing day if we were feeling a bit run down or tired. I definitely recommend this tour!!

2014-12-01
I wouldn't recommend the 15 day. 10 days would've been enough to see the sights and have a few days relaxing at the end in Hurghada.

2014-12-01
It was a really bad experience...we spend most of the tour in bus...with a tour guide who knows nothing about tourism , entertainment or even English language to help us.

2014-12-01
I used this as a holiday break it was my third in a year. I sometimes get the feeling that the tour leader and driver are tired. I must be hard dealing with people 24, 7 and to start again the morning after.

2014-12-01
Excellent and very informative tours that fits in an amazing amount of history and location to sleep over. Definitely would recommend to anyone who want to see a lot in a small amount of time. :)

2014-12-01
Good Experience. Tour guide, Laura & our bus driver was very kind & helped us all the time. Strongly recommend Expat.

2014-12-02
Needs a lot of improving as per review report

2014-12-04
Everything about the tour was fantastic. Neatly organised tour and was conducted in a very professional manner.

2014-12-08
Good Value For Money Would Travel With You Again

2014-12-08
Perfect amount of holiday, would skip nice or Avignon in the winter and so an extra day in Barcelona!

Otherwise Perfect!

2014-12-08
Exceptional value for money, great itinerary and this tour is for any age above 16 yrs. our tour had a mix from 16 yrs to 50 yrs and everyone got on well together. This was an amazing holiday. I had the 26 day Ultimate Europe tour booked, but unfortunately it got cancelled. It would have been great to do the longer tour.

2014-12-08
I used Expat for their 7 day Ireland tour. I would recommend it to anyone interested in visiting the island.

2014-12-08
I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. We covered so much of Ireland, learnt a great deal of the history and saw some breath taking views. Laura our tour leader was fantastic and driver Gary had a great sense of humour. All accommodation was very comfortable; breakfast and dinners were large but nice.

2014-12-08
I had Laura has my Tour guide. She was absolutely brilliant. Very knowledgable and very helpful with everything. The tour was exceptional due to her guidance through everything.

2014-12-09
Has room to be improved especially during Winter tour.

2014-12-09
Quality was good. It fit my style of travel very well.

2014-12-09
A perfect name as per the product.

2014-12-09
Excellent round island tour of Ireland especially with pre and post tour accomodation provided in Dublin.

2014-12-09
great short quick tour, enough time in paris and switzerland but its down to planning, plan ahead or speak to tour leader to understand options and you'll have great trip.

2014-12-09
good v good

2014-12-11
I would recommend it to my friends and family.

2014-12-22
Expat explore makes it possible for everyone to experience Great Britain at a budget price.

2014-12-22
Fantastic quick taster of Europe

2014-12-22
Great tour! *** were very good!

2014-12-22
Would recommend to my family & friends

2014-12-22
Very cool. Loved staying at the Premiere Inn hotels!!

2014-12-23
Friends and family

2014-12-25
Perfect tour with Expat Explore!

2014-12-25
The tour was very good and worth the money. A bit quick but ideal when you don't have a lot of time.

2014-12-28
Very good!

2014-12-29
Excellent tour. I would highly recommend the tour to others.

2014-12-31
Good deal!

2014-12-31
The content of the tour was excellent. I do, however, think that the amount of free time given should be reduced, or least alternatives provided, so that people who want to make the most of a historical tour such as this don't have to while away time at the hotel or on the cruise (which isn't terrible, mind, just that there could be more, as people don't go on these tours every day).

2015-01-05
Excellent tour! The tour leader and driver were a great team and really enhanced the experience, they took care of everything so you could sit back and relax. Great hotels, fast paced tour but meant we could see a lot of Europe in a week and a half. Recommended!

2015-01-10
Excellent way to spend the holidays for someone who has not been to Paris/Alps/Amsterdam. But keep in mind it is the holiday season and everything will be crowded with locals and tourists. But Paris Christmas Markets and Amsterdam New Years Eve with Alps skiing and Rhine River, a perfect holiday itinerary!

2015-01-10
Would recommend to my family n frens

2015-01-10
The quality of the product met & exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the tour to anyone who enjoys travel but "planning" isn't their strong suit. Everything was planned perfectly. Throughout the tour I felt safe and important to my group.

2015-01-10
Peter was a great tour guide - very friendly & knowledgeable.

I am glad that we did the Giza pyramids first as everything else we saw after that was truly amazing.

This Egypt tour was an incredible experience.

2015-01-10
on time, relax and explore...

2015-01-10
The variety in this tour and the excellent tour guide, ***, made this holiday special.
The standard of accommodation varied considerably and I would rather have paid a little extra to have avoided the hotel in Wilderswil with its tiny twin bed room and the very steep, snowy road which the bus could not negotiate.
The highlight for me was the chateau excursion from Paris, but I would suggest leaving out the shopping trip afterwards in lieu of returning to Paris for more sightseeing.
Thank youi for a most enjoyable holiday.

2015-01-10
Great trip suitable for family or single travelers. Awesome value for money.

2015-01-10
*** and *** were fantastic!!! Thy made the tour what it was, which was BRILLIANT!!! Was an awesome holiday!!

2015-01-10
*** I would not recommend this tour to others.

2015-01-10
It was enjoyable and value for money.

2015-01-10
My previous comment can be referred to for details.

Overall fantastic value for money and lots of chances for independent exploration which is really good.

2015-01-11
It was a different view of Europe in a positive way

2015-01-12
The tour was awesome

2015-01-12
I really enjoyed this tour, it was the perfect length and having multi night stays in both Paris and Switzerland allowed me to see a lot of places. The tour leader and driver really added to the experience and told us all the must see places as well as those off the beaten track. The highlight of the tour was skiing and night sledding in Switzerland and also having Xmas day in Paris! I recommend this tour to everyone!

2015-01-13
This tour was great!!! excellent value for money! Wonderful tour guides and bus drivers.

2015-01-16
We enjoyed very much

2015-01-17
I found the Taster to be exactly what I wanted.

2015-01-17
Good Trip

2015-01-27
Fantastic

2015-01-27
Great tour ; very impressive

2015-01-28
We had a fantastic time. The Boat Felicity was fantastic, the crew friendly and efficient. The food was a standout(plentiful & yummy)I'm not a big fish lover but there was a buffet for all meals with plenty of variety. The itinerary was perfect in giving us a broad & varied cross section of the Maldives. The perfect amount of rest & adventure(although you could just stay on the boat and relax - there was no pressure to participate)The standout was the Ships Captain -***. A local who knows the sea and The Maldives and guided us to the best snorkeling & diving spots.Knew were to go for a manta ray experience, was a reliable and knowledgeable dive instructor & guide and a talented musician as well. The only thing that was a little disappointing was although the cabins were bigger than I expected ours was right next to the generator which ran 24hrs and made our cabin quite noisy. Also make sure you do your sums as if scuba diving the charge per dive is not cheap.

2015-02-06
Overall the services are good. The tour leader and the driver really have done very good job during the tour.
Thnks very much.

2015-02-07
I got to see alot in a short time, it was awesome

2015-02-08
Had a blast! Was able to see and do a ton and lucked out with the coolest guide and group of fellow travelers. Night sledding in Switzerland was a favorite, Paris was amazing, and I can't wait to spend more time in Germany! Definitely looking forward to doing another Expat tour!

2015-02-17
The tour was great! Our tour guide was excellent and the drivers navigated the crazy
Egypt roads with ease!

2015-02-24
Great!

2015-02-24
Loved it!

2015-02-24
The europe Escape tour was awesome. It's also the perfect length, not so long as to get exhausted being on a bus all day. Bug long enough to capture so many beautiful countries.

2015-02-24
Expat offers a very nice deals for a European Tour. I will definitely be back.

2015-02-25
Totally awesome and will recommend to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2015-03-02
This tour offers many wonderful, memorable experiences that capture the true essence of Egypt. This country is an amazing place, filled with many treasures to explore. The local people were friendly and had a great sense of humour. Our guide, *** was fantastic. His passion and knowledge for his country rubbed off on us as we all fell in love with this beautiful place. Egypt has much to offer and this tour certainly captures the true spirit of Egypt.

2015-03-04
Quality was high. I would recommend to anyone between 25 to 50 yrs

2015-03-08
good in general for value of money

2015-03-09
Excellent tour

2015-03-14
excellent service.

2015-03-16
Would recommend it to people from anywhere in the world that would like to see Europe

2015-03-17
Great tour

2015-03-20
My family and friends

2015-03-20
I have done 12days and it is really good

2015-03-20
Great deal for such a low price! There's many great experiences included in this trip and definitely gives you a taste for more of every country.

2015-03-20
Excellent

2015-03-20
Awesome,2 thumbs up!!!

2015-03-20
Excellent Tour Package!

2015-03-20
Had the chance to explore all over Europe in just 12 days to the fullest. Thank you for making this trip so memorable.

I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a very good deal for their piggy bank!

2015-03-20
This is a wonderful "taste" of Europe for someone like myself who has never been there. I did feel like we could have used another half day in Germany and half day in Amsterdam, so if you would consider Sunday to Sunday that would be perfect!

2015-03-22
***

2015-03-22
It is exactly what it says "Europe Taster"

Great for those who have never been before.

2015-03-23
The tour was excellent. Expat's staff were all friendly and efficient. I would recommend the tour to anyone looking for a well-rounded tour in the UK or Europe.

2015-03-24
Tour seemed like very comprehensive look at Great Britain. Might want to include sightseeing in London.

2015-03-26
Despite the "not clean bus", the tour was great. Thanks ***!

2015-03-26
Not for the elderly, fast paced and you get to see alot and many countries in short amt of time. Great for me because I only had 2 weeks off.

2015-03-29
The package was an excellent one and i can recommend it to all of my friends.

2015-03-29
It is great!

2015-03-29
Tour guide was knowledgeable and she was able to answer our questions when we asked her.

2015-03-29
Fantastic tour. Hotels were reasonable to main locations. Would recommend to anyone who will listen.

2015-03-29
Anyone who wants to see Great Britain, would enjoy this trip.

2015-03-30
It was amazing!

2015-03-30
No wasted time, i would highly recomend your company.

2015-04-01
the tour prices are reasonable and our crew - team *** and *** are excellent assets to expat explore. they make the drive all over Europe a lot of fun.

2015-04-02
I will definitely suggest this tour to my friends and colleagues! :)

2015-04-05
Tiring and hectic programme

2015-04-05
Amazing 2 weeks

2015-04-05
Value for money and the most you can experience of Europe in 14 days. A must try if you're on a limited time and want to sample the top cities in Europe.

2015-04-06
Good

2015-04-07
This trip has given us a taste of Europe. The itineraries are amazing!

2015-04-07
The package given at the beginning with the neck pillow was fantastic and brilliantly practical

2015-04-07
OK can be improved

2015-04-08
Good value for money, but better thought needs to go into the tour.

2015-04-08
Value for money, all inclusive bed breakfast, tour guide and legendary experience.

2015-04-09
I received excellent service!

2015-04-09
Outstanding. I work with many teachers who are expats in the UAE. Highly recommend

2015-04-10
I would recommend this tour to whoever is looking for a quick getaway and wants to see some beautiful places in Europe and doesn't mind early mornings.

2015-04-11
*****

2015-04-12
****

2015-04-12
Loved the Europe Jewel Tour and the Tour was exactly that "A jewel of cities and places in Europe"

2015-04-14
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from beginning to end. The driver *** was fantastic and our guide *** was very knowledgeable. Accommodation and food was great. Definitely would recommend this trip.

2015-04-17
Would suggest to everyone!! All age groups.

Good value for money.

Would loved spend another day in Cappadocia.

some places just allow more time for photos.

Overall had an amazing experience.

2015-04-17
Great fun; lots to explore and good for a first trip to Europe.

2015-04-17
The tour was excellently organised with the best expertise around Egypt. The guides were very knowledgeable, all planned activities were done perfectly.

I would suggest the following issues/improvements to be considered for the future tours:

1. When spending the day with the guides, they usually take the group to a pre-determined restaurant for Lunch where they serve a set menu at a more than the standard price. I believe that this is because the guide receives some commission from the restaurant. This practice should be removed. For example, if someone went it an instead said he wanted vegetarian in this kind of a place, you will get a very unimpressive main dish and end up paying the same inflated price.

2. The guides have a habit to take us to places such as perfumeries, papyrus shops and art&craft shops to entice the group to buy things. This again I believe earns him commission. This practice should be removed. Instead of taking all of the group to the shop and wasting up to 1.5 hours there, he can just point out the shops. After all, the tour is jam packed and any breathing space is heavenly.

3. For a place like Egypt, where WIfi is not freely available and roaming is super expensive, it would be good if there is a choice to buy a local sim from the guide at a cost. This would greatly improve the experience and communication during the tour among group of friends.

4. As there are many optional activities that could be done at an extra cost, it would be really helpful if we receive a guideline on what optional activities can be done on which days BEFORE the tour so the budget can be planned. Lot of us realised most of the optional activities are possible after landing in Egypt (since the exact tour times are only given in Egypt) but were unable to do these due to not having sufficient financial plans which was a shame. At least if you could provide approximate timings for each day and the approximate timings of the optional tours, then this can be planned before visiting the country.

Happy to discuss any of the above points in detail with you if required.

Overall, this has been one heck of an experience. I now firmly believe in the expat way of touring!!!! Keep up the great work.

2015-04-17
Great foe people who want to the most of Europe within a limited time and budget. You need to get ready for long drives but is worth it when you get to see the amazing sites. Great for singles, couples and families

2015-04-17
I would recommend this tour. It is suitable for friends going away together, families with children, couples, young people and older people.

2015-04-17
Very good trip and a lot to see in less days, full value for money!

2015-04-18
Fantastic experience at a very affordable price. The tour personnel were very knowledgeable and did everything they could to insure everyone had a great time. If you want to see a lot of Europe in a limited amount of time I highly recommend this tour.

2015-04-19
tour leaders doesn't help at all, only want tips and tips, and want more payment, we have to pay 65 euro more how ***

2015-04-19
Brilliant. Although it does really only give you a taster of all the destinations, I now know where I will need to return to in order to explore it more

2015-04-25
Super trip, very satisfied

2015-04-25
The tour is good. We will recommend to our friends.

2015-04-25
Perfectly planned tour. Budget friendly and Roma the tour guide is so awesome!

2015-04-25
I would recommend this tour for individuals interested in traveling and who can keep up with the fast pace.

2015-04-25
It was good

2015-04-25
I love this tout so much

2015-04-26
An enjoyable tour, very busy, early starts, a couple of changes suggested earlier.

2015-04-26
You would not find this kind of service for this price anywhere else.

2015-04-27
We enjoy every minute of the tour with the exception of the rush to get to new places. There will be nice to have an option of Great Britain - 10 days for the same tour.

2015-05-01
Good value but better suited to a younger age group, e.g. under 65.

2015-05-01
It was a really fun vacation.I highly recommend it.

2015-05-01
I would recommend the tour to my family and friends.

2015-05-01
Yes

2015-05-01
Loved the trip recommend it to all. Love that there are different packages so that depending on time and your budget you can go different places. even with my tiny budget my husband and i were able to explore some amazing countries.

2015-05-01
This is a great tour, good value. I think it could be even better with an extra day in Amsterdam. The event I liked the least was the canal cruise and pizza meal in Amsterdam. Paris was totally awesome and Switzerland the highlight for me. Thank you!

2015-05-01
You get to see a lot and all the essential attraction in this tour. 22 days is just right. Will definitely recommend to all my friends, who want to see the most of Europe in a short time, without the hassle of planning.

2015-05-01
Excellent.

2015-05-01
Nice tour

2015-05-01
Great locations!

2015-05-01
keep it up! definitely will recommend to my co workers and my family. i trully did already at my work place @ hospital:)

2015-05-02
We saw everything we had hoped to see. Our driver was very capable. From the bus tour of Paris to the Tuscan feast to the top of the world train ride, this tour delivers tremendous value. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you , ***.

2015-05-02
Tour was great...got to see a lot in a limited time. Hope there were more "active " activities though.

2015-05-02
We joined in Paris and end in Amsterdam. The whole experience was fantastic! I'll recommend to my friends who'd like to see Europe.

2015-05-02
Good for a taster tour

2015-05-03
the tour schedule was pretty hectic so i would only recommend to someone that is patient and has a pair of strong knees.

2015-05-03
It would be a great tour if it's not soured by the Tour Leader.
She is not fit to be a Tour Leader and should be sacked if you want your passengers to enjoy your tour.

2015-05-05
I would recommend this tour to active people of all ages. It is quite hectic and some tours require a good level of mobility. The tour takes in many countries and is an excellent opportunity to plan future travels

2015-05-05
Excellent quality
Economical
Full of cheeky surprises.
Awesome tour leader.
All in all a must do thing for all those who want adventures in their lives

2015-05-05
to friends

2015-05-05
it was nice to receive an email in regards to how the tour was.

2015-05-06
EJ is good for everyone who would like to explore Europe with ease and with some freedom. This tour fit me well and give me enough experiences of the key cities of Europe.

If you want to spend a day at each museum, this tour is not for you.

2015-05-06
Overall very good.
Andrew our guide very knowledgeable and fun.
Bus driver T*** was great as well.
Ibis Hotels too small with luggage in there very hard to move around.

2015-05-06
Always advise others to travel with Expat if they want great tours with expert guides and drivers and value for money.Looking forward for my next tour that's already booked.

2015-05-06
Great tour. I wish we could have had a day in Vienna, though.

2015-05-06
This Tour provided us with an excellent overview of part of Western Europe. The historical background provided by our tour guide for all the countries and cities we visited was excellent. It helped us to better understand the people who live there now and the in the past. We are recommending this tour to our friends.

2015-05-07
The customer service along with our tour guide, *** we received an exceptional and outstanding services.

2015-05-07
It was a great opportunity to see so much in a short time...

2015-05-07
It's awesome!

2015-05-08
I would recommend to singles *** about traveling alone

2015-05-08
It is a good trip to get variety of European experiences and I would recommend it to a person with limited time.

2015-05-09
pleased with all aspects of trip

2015-05-10
It was really great. Good accomodation and transportation and sights. Please consider some other main cities in Germany instead of Rhine Valley. If u can make your coaches wifi enabled it will be great. You can charge around 10 pounds who wants this facility and give access for only one device.As it is tightly packed and we have long hours journey it will be great if you can make wifi available and it will also be an advantage over your competitors.

2015-05-10
I will recommend product toy family members.

2015-05-10
Yes for sure

2015-05-10
As I said, optional map for those not wanting to visit *** in Amsterdam. Also, local food instead of pizza in Amsterdam cruise would enhance the experience.

2015-05-11
This is for healthy people without mobility issues, lots of stairs and walking. This is also a midrange tour so the accommodations are clean and comfortable but generally not fancy.

2015-05-11
This tour is very busy and with all the additional partying (very late nights and early mornings) I wouldn't recommend it to the older generations - unless they young at heart ;) The overall product was great - good clean hotels, wonderful food and awesome photo's.

2015-05-11
Very good

2015-05-11
I had an excellent time on the tour. The Tour Leader and Coach Driver were excellent. I had a fantastic time. However, the optional airport transfer service was horrible and I would not recommend it to any travelers.

2015-05-12
Needs impriovement

2015-05-12
This was a good tour for getting an overview of Great Briton at a reasonable budget. Including all breakfasts and four suppers increased value.

2015-05-12
I would rate bit 4 stars

2015-05-13
I would recommend

2015-05-14
Overall, I am very happy with the services provided by Expat Explore and may do more tours with them in the future.

2015-05-15
The tour was amazing considering that 48 people from different countries were on board the coach. Ms. H***, our tour leader did a great job!

2015-05-15
Hotels closer to the sites would be great.

2015-05-16
Great tour leader, pleasant journey

2015-05-17
Great tour overall. Got to see a lot in a short amount of time.

2015-05-17
Families and also those who travel alone.

2015-05-17
My 10 day-Egypt tour is fantastic. There were only two persons on the tour but Expat still tried to organize for us.
Hotels (***) and cruise are very nice. Our tour guide *** is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I will definitely recommend the tour to my friends!

2015-05-17
this tour was by far the best experience of my life. got to see and experience so much and make friends from all around the world. I would recommend this tour to everyone

2015-05-17
I want to have an easy and quick tour to know how it takes to travel thru Europe.

I would recommend it to my friends

2015-05-18
****

2015-05-18
Accomodation was generally poor.
Coach seating uncomfortable.
Forward thinking of the tour leader was poor when sick passengers were seated in the front rows of the coach.
Pick up and drop of location in London requires to be carefully reviwed for easy accessibility of the passengers.

No doubt some of these may increase the overall cost of the package. We for one would not mind paying a little more for once in a life time experince to get these comforts and there were a number of others in our group who had the same feeling.

Until these issues are sorted, regretfully I have to give give a low ranking to the tour.

2015-05-18
Very convenient & comfortable program. I will suggest to anyone.

2015-05-18
For the price I paid the tour meets my expectations. My concern was the carrying of luggages from and to the bus. Hotels are far from the city and you ride yhe public transport by yourself. I recommend you travel with a friend ot a family member as you will be on your own most of the time..

2015-05-18
I love the whole tour,just the accommaction could be improved in some places

2015-05-24
I would highly recommend this to people wanting to see a lot in a short amount of time. All the hotels were amazing. The tour Guide was just incredible! We had the time of our lives. Good work Expat!

2015-05-24
I would recommend this to my friends and family.

2015-05-24
The amount of places visited is ridiculous great

2015-05-24
We are not drinkers so could have done without the vineyard visit.
More time in Florence would have been nice as well as more time in Assisi and San Marco. Maybe drop Siena, which was beautiful but more of the same.

2015-05-24
Excellent package

2015-05-24
Really needs some finishing touches.....maybe someone in management travel with tour and experience everything with paying customers .

2015-05-24
I would recommend to everyone as this was a great tour group that many will enjoy sightseeing and of course eating in Italy.

2015-05-25
The service is quite good

2015-05-25
Excellent and well managed..!!!!

2015-05-26
Will definitely like to go on other tours organised by expat...will recommend to others...areas to improve are quality of hoteĺs and meals provided.

2015-05-26
This is a great tour!!!!! Our tour leader R***, was absolutely wonderful. Not only was R*** great at her job, she is an absolute gem of a person. Her enthusiasm is infectious. I know she made a friend with all the members of our tour.

The tour not only provides guided tours of locations, but your are provided plenty of time to explore areas on your own. This method of touring provides a great way to make new friends with other tour participants from around the world.

Expat has captured the formula to providing a great and fun tour. Expat should bottle their formula for fun and sell it to all the other tour companies !!!!

***, Canada

2015-05-26
Excellent vacation, for exceptional price

2015-05-26
the stay at *** need to improved.. the hotel a bit old, smelly, and cleanliness is not good..

2015-05-27
Brilliant trip, loved every minute of it. Would suggest a hotel nearer Munich City Centre for again.

2015-05-27
i would definitely recommend expat to anyone.

2015-05-29
My tour code is ***.
My tour manager was ***.
We visited some very famous Eastern Europe cities, such as: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg. But there are some little-known cities that I am very delighted to have visited too, such as: Krakow, Bratislava, Ljubljana. And we were given a treat to visit a paradise: Lake Bled and its island Blejski otok!

2015-05-29
Very well organized tour

2015-05-30
See my last statement...

2015-06-01
This is a rush tour but awesome. The tour leader and coach driver are very warm. Hope if I join other tour could be with them

2015-06-01
Great

2015-06-01
For the price i paid it was excellent

2015-06-01
The product is excellant eg guide, driver information from the guide, the country's that we're visited..

2015-06-01
your standards have gone down see my feed back sheet i will never use Expat Explore again and the tour leader *** was arrogant and mental she is not fit for the job

2015-06-01
good

2015-06-01
Roma made up and more for the minor things that came up. Fantastic person.

2015-06-01
I would look at Expat for other types of bus tours in the future. I would recommend it to most people but not people with mobility issues as there is a fair amount of walking involved. Overall great value!!

2015-06-01
Friends

2015-06-01
Excellent

2015-06-01
Online booking and the places of visit are of local attraction, but too short of time.
Food provided are reasonable.
Friendly and careful team leader and bus driver.

2015-06-02
This is a truly excellent product.

2015-06-02
Overall is good, but please do not use IBIS Budget as the shower has no privacy, and they use double decker bed that makes difficult for old folks to climb up.

2015-06-02
I would recommend the trip to more people who like their own independence and free time which I did. I don't think its suited to people who want a tour leader guiding them all the way

2015-06-02
Very good short getaway!

2015-06-02
I have already recommended this tour to many of my friends.

2015-06-02
I was impressed with the quality of the hotels, food and couch for the price paid.

2015-06-03
Very pleased with this introduction to beautiful Great Britain!

2015-06-03
Overall good value

2015-06-04
I would recommend to family and friends who enjoy a full day with quite a bit of walking. If you like sleeping in and lingering over meals this is not for you. I liked that the tour leader gave us an overview but left us to experience each visited area as we wished.

2015-06-05
Product was excellent value for the price. Hotels were clean and adequate size for sleeping.

2015-06-06
It was just as promised. It was a whirlwind tour through many countries. I saw and experienced more than I thought.

2015-06-08
enjoyed the trip

2015-06-13
It was my first Europe trip and I'm so glad I did it with expat explore. They had everything ready for us with regards to information maps they were friendly to answer all our questions how many ever we had they never said no. Our tour leader *** was amazing very helpful kind friendly extremely knowledgeable we could not ask for more and not to forget *** our bus driver amazing person amazing driver we did not have to worry about the road because he was driving and we knew he is the best and will take care of us all these 10days. I will strongly recommend this trip who wants best of Europe in 10days.

2015-06-13
Perfect

2015-06-13
Expat Explore was a fantastic company to take a tour with. It was my first experience outside of my home country (USA) and I could not be happier with the way it turned out. As someone traveling alone it was a huge comfort to be with a kind, patient and knowledgable tour guide (***) and a trustworthy coach driver (***). I would highly recommend traveling with Expat to anyone, but especially to those who are new to traveling abroad, or who may be going alone. The group dynamic completely took away any minor anxieties I had before the trip and I wound up meeting some really great people... as well as seeing smaller parts of the countries along the way which I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise!

2015-06-13
I would refer people under 50 years old as it was full on and loads of physical activity...walking

Next time I eould do the 12day tour as it is a bit more relaxed

2015-06-13
Expat Explore made our dreams comes true, we brought home lifetime memories.

Team leader *** was highly organized and very friendly.

2015-06-13
Excellent

2015-06-13
I have been referring Expat to all my family and friends.

2015-06-13
Great value for the money and a perfect way to see many different countries and cultures in a short amount of time.

2015-06-13
Excellent

2015-06-13
I will definitely recommended to my friends who are interested to explore Europe.

2015-06-13
The tour is fine, however our return airport transfer is late for 45 minutes. We called up the company and at last they arrange a taxi to take us to the airport and we were so worried about this.

2015-06-14
I would recommend it to anyone that wanted to see Europe.

2015-06-14
I enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to all my friends. I would have loved to stay in Krakow and other countries longer. A great experience!

2015-06-14
Tour leader J*** and The bus driver C*** were great !!!

2015-06-14
good tour.

2015-06-14
I will recommend to my friends and relatives. Also I intend to plan for another tour. Special thanks for our tour leader R*** who did an excellent job.

2015-06-14
Super great. Good hotels, good bus, excellent guide, good itinerary. Hotels were much better than expected, considering the price of the tour. loved the "guided" meals on arrival at the 5 cities. Location of the hotels was well within commuting or walking distance. the composition of the group was wonderful. All ages, all nationalities. Everyone got along well and were extremely friendly. we loved the trip and would not hesitate to go with Expat again. Thanks ever so much.

2015-06-14
Get a better system for feedback

The tour was great, the driver and tour leader worked hard and often went above and beyond in order to serve the customer

Fantastic value for the money spent

2015-06-15
Wonderful tour so much in such a short time frame!! It is go go go! A knowledgeable guide and great driver will make all the difference in this fast paced tour.If you are lucky enough to get guide S*** and driver K*** you have struck gold!

2015-06-15
we will book with expat again

2015-06-15
This tour is not for anyone who cannot walk long distances, but we did fine and it was great, after having ridden on the bus for many hours, most days. The price and the quality were very good.

2015-06-15
For the money, this was a great tour. It is a very active tour and you will be climbing many steps with luggage. Pack light!!!

2015-06-15

The tour was a culture eye opener and a vehicle for me to experience and view places and things with a lot of h.istorical and artistic values. The group grew to be a family, taking care of one another as the tour progressed led by example of the tour guide and drivee.I would recommend this to my friends in school and church.

2015-06-15
*****

2015-06-16
****

2015-06-16
This trip was an excellent mix of relaxation and keeping busy. There were a lot of walking tours included within this tour which I loved. Its a good way to see things. I like to be out and about. There were some long driving days, but I personally enjoyed this, as I get to see things along the way.

2015-06-16
Our tour guide, ***, was awesome. He mingled and welcomed everyone. Our Driver ***, made us feel very confident in our safety.

2015-06-17
Could not have asked for more passionate people to travel with.

2015-06-17
Good value for money. Hotels located near tourist sites. Better than more upmarket tours we did with other tour operators.

2015-06-17
Great tour would not change a thing except for no ibis budget hotels.

2015-06-18
I would recommend your product to friends.

2015-06-18
A great tour that delivered far more than expected. Extremely well organised and run.

2015-06-19
It was very good to have two nights in a place because these days seemed less rushed. I appreciate that it is just a taster and that a tour tries to fit in as much time in a place, but maybe the combination of when the two nights stays may occur because in our trip they started the very beginning and towards the end of the trip they were all single nights.

The Cheese & Clog factory in Holland was excellent and the gift selection were reasonable prices. And same for the chocolate factory.

2015-06-19
This tour was excellent value for money. Is suitable for all age of travellers, as long as you ware able to do a bit of walking

2015-06-20
Tour Leader J*** S*** was amazing. I could not have asked for more.

2015-06-20
Great tour

2015-06-21
Great tour but more time needed in the cities. Perhaps leaving cities later in the day would work better. Some of the excursions were taken off the tour after booking, eg. burgundy wine tasting which we specifically wanted to see. All the same, enjoyed the trip. Awesome customer service and best tour leaders S*** and K***!

2015-06-21
We needed a trip that covered our dates and offered an overall coverage of France - this was great. We would recommend this to our friends

2015-06-21
service was good. long hours of traveling.

2015-06-21
Fantastic tour, comfortable bus, good driver, well informed and entertaining tour guide,good lodging. I would recommend this tour.

2015-06-22
I would use your product again .I would tell my friends and family.
I already have plans to use the product in 2017.

2015-06-23
A very good way to see the best of France. Interesting stops, travel at a comfortable pace, and a few free days, a helpful tour leader to explain how to get around on your own, make this tour a wonderful experience. We recommend it highly.

2015-06-23
Would recommend it as a good orientation to Ireland

2015-06-23
Had a excellent tour a great tour guide and made some new friends. Who could ask for more. A big thank You to all at expat explore.

2015-06-23
I have already recommended Expat Rxplore to friends and family because of the excellent service friendly and informative staff

2015-06-23
Your 12-day Europe Escape product is a great way for travelers to get to see Europe. Although there was a need to rush in some of the cities that we visited because of the allotted time frame, I believe, overall, our personal expectations were satisfactorily met. I would definitely recommend this tour to people who would like to see Europe for the first time.

2015-06-23
Overall good needs less one day stops. To provide better experiences in some truly amazing locations. Better hotels would be nice.

2015-06-23
Tour good. Would recommend to others.

2015-06-23
MY WIFE AND FELT GOOD THE WHOLE TRIP

2015-06-23
Had the time of my life. Thanks

2015-06-23
Fast paced tour with great customer service, transportation, and guides. Hotels were comfortable, with a couple being extremely nice.

2015-06-23
100% as advertised!

2015-06-24
Good tour leader, good driver, very comfortable bus, if can provide bus with wifi.

2015-06-24
The is the best bang for your buck by far!! You get all the major countries. You learn all the transits systems in the cities. Fast pace, great food, great tour!!

2015-06-24
Amazing

2015-06-24
Will recommend it to others and most definte will take another tour with Expat Explore

2015-06-25
To whom it may concern

Both *** and I ( ***) *** -
Wish to congratulate, C*** B*** , for the excellent tour and leadership skills.
We have only praise for him and all below mentioned attributes:-******
Attentive to individual needs ( us being need to get to our sons's wedding , in Germany, at end if tour) - both C*** and B***, very helpful in that regard
Always very fair but firm with instuctions
Able to control group effectively - all on time/ early - therefore able to pack so much into one day
Informative about costs and ideas ,to enjoy eating out and where to shop
Very organised
Very effecient
Great knowledge / brief, on each tour day of each city
Good instruction ,to basic language for each country ( I got to help with German one , as am half German).
Humourous
Ability to draw group together
Ability to make one feel special
Going the extra mile with extra rewards
Working from dawn til dusk
Energetic
Enthusiastic
Great repoire with bus driver B*** from the Netherlands- who also must be commended, for his ability to drive gently and carefully
What a dynamic duo C*** and B*** were together . Such energy and enthusiasm .
We therefore hope to do another tour with C*** B*** in the future and would be very happy to have B*** as our driver too.
Thankyou Expat, for employing such wonderful people.
So many happy memories.
We therefore highly recommend C*** B*** ------
as The best tour guide ever!!!!!!!
And wish him great things ,as he continues in his role, as tour leader.

Sincerely
***

2015-06-25
Recomend to friends of same age .

2015-06-25
This was the 1st time I had used your company and I was very pleased with the service I received both before and during the trip Hotels and meals provided were all of a high standard. Our Polish driver was excellent . Our tour guide Kerry was very helpful and had excellent knowledge of Ireland .I could not fault this trip and am looking forward to my next trip in Europe later this year . Well done .

2015-06-26
Helpful

2015-06-27
Great tour to see the highlights of Europe, meet new friends and takes the hassel out of having to organise a trip like this yourself.
Would recommend to friends and come back for sure!

2015-06-27
Great selection of cities with free days in beautiful cities like Paris, Dubrovnik Croatia, and Switzerland. More time could be allocated to Florence.

2015-06-27
The 10 day European Highlights tour was a great way to see as much of Europe as possible in a limited amount of time. As someone who has limited experience in Europe, seeing all of these places definitely makes me want to come back to explore more! The tour guide and driver make traveling stress free and provide excellent information on the history of cities as well as how to travel independently within the cities. This tour was great and I would recommend it to anyone!

2015-06-27
A great tour for anyone wishing to travel to Italy. We were able to see so much of the country and unique little towns that we would have never seen if we were to drive ourselves. This is a great way to see a lot of Italy and gain detail knowledge on the regions your visiting

2015-06-27
Great tour and guide Roma excellent.

2015-06-28
Good Good Good

2015-06-28
It was an excellent tour and have highly recommended it to others. You do need to be walking fit!!!

2015-06-29
Great tours. Highly recommend.

2015-06-29
fantastic value for the product.

2015-06-30
Would recommend your company to all my friends and acquaintances.

2015-06-30
This tour was a great sample of all the different countries and has given me ideas for future trips.

2015-06-30
Loved every thing but need or time in Rome.

2015-06-30
Our friends, 2 couple are planning to book for their holiday nxt year.

2015-06-30
Excellent over all. Could not have asked for a better expirence.

2015-06-30
I would recommend to everyone. A bit too much walking for us, as we are in our 60"s *** is an amazing tour guide and a wonderful asset to your company. We had an absolutely awesome time. Met some wonderful people young & old who will remain friends for a long time.The sights & smells of Italy were spectacular. Thank you for a wonderful trip regards ***

2015-06-30
I would recommend this tour for healthy people that can keep up with the fast pace. There were a few older couples on the tour that were having trouble keeping up.

2015-06-30
An amazing tour and experiance. Got to see the part of the world people dont think about seeing, and they are missing out!!
From the big cities in Hungary and Germany, you get to visit the hidden gems of Montenagro and Serbia.
all accommodations were very good snd clean. Tour guides were all great and fun with facts and tips for us.
if this sounds like something you want to do. Just click book now, you wont regret it!!!

2015-06-30
I would highly Expat to anyone considering a European tour and wanting to get the "most bang for their buck"

2015-06-30
It was fantastic!

2015-07-01
I will recommend this tour to anyone who loves to explore the Classic part of Europe with the most beautiful place and nature .

2015-07-01
Excellent tour in such a short time frame. It exceeded my expectations. we got more than what we paid for. Im impressed with the quality of hotels, food and experiences included and most especially the tour leaders *** and *** were amazing! will definitely book again and recommend it to my friends

2015-07-01
The quality of the product was great. Could have had more time in Saltzburg and less in Ljubijana.

2015-07-01
We paid for what we received.

2015-07-01
Great way to explore Europe.Had an awesome time.

2015-07-01
Good Tour !!!!!! . Much history was given

2015-07-02
Other than a few hotels at a 1 star rating and some of the hotel dinners not up to par the staff and tour excellent.

2015-07-02
will recommend to relatives and friends

2015-07-02
I would and have already recommend it to all my family.

2015-07-02
I would recommend this your to young people being that older people might have a problem with the lack of proper use of a toilet.

2015-07-02
This was a holiday that was full of adventure... long days allowed for us to see more of the country.

2015-07-03
Acceptable,with inpruving bedding
to sleep facility and meals in North Europe.

2015-07-03
This tour is fast paced but a wonderful way to experience Italy! We would love to do it again!

2015-07-04
Good overview of Ireland
Didn5 like the Traveldoge hotel

2015-07-04
For those willing to forego excess luxury in terms of hotels while still getting to all the places this is an excellent tour that covers all areas of UK and Ireland that you would expect and gives plenty of time for photos along the way

2015-07-04
a really good, budget priced tour with excellent guide, accommodation and electives.We would recommend it to anyone interested in a tour of Ireland.

2015-07-04
Excellent way to travel thru various countries inexpensively. Very good value for your money. I will definitely recommend the company to family and friends.

2015-07-04
European Vistas Tour (8 days) is great. Value for money, I will recommend this tour to my relatives and friends.

2015-07-04
great !

2015-07-04
Amazing trip!!! Croatia and Budapest were definitely highlights, but everywhere we went was fantastic. The trip was pretty fast paced with early mornings and long day, but that was to be expected for visiting so many countries. The accommodations were all comfortable and convenient and our guide was great and very helpful. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking to see as much of Europe as possible!

2015-07-05
The idea of product was good but the guide named *** ruined the trip.

2015-07-05
Fantastic trip everything we expected value for money

2015-07-05
I really enjoyed the tour and thought it was well planned out. It was early mornings and fast paced but I expected that.

2015-07-05
This tour was excellent value for money. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting a taste and glimpse of what Europe has to offer. It was well organised, we were given substantial and relevant information, and were dealt with professionally and courteously from start to finish.

2015-07-05
Yes, we would recommend Expat tours to any of our friends who are considering a European Bus Tour.
Many thanks

2015-07-06
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great cheap look around Europe. The accommodation was much better than expected for the price, we were presently surprised, the organisation was good, supplied meals were very basic but to be expected for the cost. Thank you for making an affordable holiday for us. We had a fantastic time.

2015-07-06
This particular trip was acceptable for what we wanted to get out of it. I think its perfect for the younger crowd.

2015-07-06
I can only recommend the tour for first time Travelers or people who absolutely hate planning trips themselves. I am neither, so I felt a bit let down. Still, I was able to see some nice places and meet good people on the tour.

2015-07-06
Good

2015-07-06
I think it is a good tour except I think that a couple of things should be changed-the day to Florence via Pisa was ridiculous. We only got 20 minutes in Pisa and we were in Florence so briefly we hardly got to do more than take pictures. Also either pick Munich or Rhine Valley…again to much driving for a dinner in Munich (that was at a terrible restaurant) and then then a half day in Rhine Valley- I would have rather just had Munich. The last 3 days were on the bus way to much.

2015-07-08
was-excellent

2015-07-08
'Does exactly what it says on the tin'
A varied and interesting visit to five countries, giving first time visitors a feel for the country and culture

2015-07-08
I would recommend it to friends and family as I was very impressed. The tour guide was knowledgeable, well informed and very helpful.Our accommodation was better than I expected.In general the tour exceeded my expectations.

2015-07-09
The guide & driver were great!
and overall we had a great time,
and enjoyed the people on the tour
with us... Keep up the great job!

2015-07-09
I would recommend this holiday to my friends, and every thing was great.I would also like to say Gayle Taylor was an excellent tour guide she was so professional at what she did.

2015-07-12
Any travellers on a limited budget and time frame.

2015-07-12
A bit hectic but great value of money.

2015-07-12
Would have been better if there are more free time in between cities to explore the cities and better hotels in some of the cities.

2015-07-12
Excellent! Good and affordable tour of Eastern Europe. Guided tours are great , esp their local tour guides.

2015-07-12
I have already stated my thoughts on these matters.

2015-07-12
Really enjoyed the tour as it was my first Europe tour.The price was very reasonable and I would recommend it to couples and families.

2015-07-12
Me and my wife did the 26 days ultimate Europe tour. We think its an excellent tour due to following reasons.

1) Excellent customer service: We got immediate and effective response when we contacted expat on several occasions before the trip. We joined the tour in Amsterdam and the hotel where we were supposed to meet got changed in last minute. We arrived at the wrong hotel but there was another expat tour leader helped us to get to the correct hotel and expat refunded us the taxi fair of 65 Euros.

2. Very well organized: Most of the cities we visited had one or two free days to explore on our own time. Usually we used to arrive in the afternoon of the day before. We have almost always been given an orientation tour of that city in the that evening and had been provided with maps, details of important attractions etc.

3. Stay: Its a tour on budget, every hotel rooms had been clean and enough for a nights sleep. Typical example is Ibis Budget. Most of the places had air conditioning, lifts and wi-fi in the rooms. Only in Berlin and Munich we had problem where there were no air conditioning and we had to open windows as it was hot. In Berlin there was a nightclub next door so it was very noisy and in Munich it was raining. Some places like in Switzerland we really enjoyed being in a Chalet.

4. Tour guide: Our tour guide was very organized, well disciplined, had very good information of the history and cultural information of the places visited. Unfortunately me and many others in the tour found her being not so nice, very dominating. She was also not very co-operative with our bus driver.

5. Food: We liked all of it. Most of the dinners have been in authentic local restaurants with local popular menu. The quality of the food, ambience and service was beyond my expectation. Breakfast in most of the places had standard european menu and in my opinion was just fine.

6. Driver: Very very helpful and awesome guy.

To conclude we really enjoyed the tour, only thing is you need to walk a lot and should be physically fit.


2015-07-12
I have a best time of my life, *** and *** are the asset of EXPAT, they did excellent job to make our holidays very purposeful, I love to travel again in future.

2015-07-12
Good to get a feel for quite a few countries in a short space with free days in big cities. Definitely better for younger persons or families with older children out of school.

2015-07-12
Good

2015-07-12
No comments.

2015-07-12
Though the tour was probably designed with adult customers in mind, our kids (12 and 14) loved the tour. I believe that kids 10 and up can easily fit into the tour, especially if they are interested in history and geography (and most of them are).
I have given already more details in my previous comment box.

2015-07-12
Easy to use

2015-07-12
Already provided by detailed review.

2015-07-13
*** was fantastic! All but the Wales component were above expectations

2015-07-13
Excellent value holiday, supported by superb Expat staff.

2015-07-13
It was a very busy trip and thought that if I choose something with free days this would help to slow the pace a bit. Maybe in order to enjoy each city a bit more it can be considered to lengthen the stays in the cities, which obviously will increase the cost, but perhaps more people will consider a trip like this. This having been my second bus trip, I would however do it again exactly the same, I enjoyed the trip immensely and would recommend it to all my family, friends and colleagues. It gives you a good idea of Eastern Europe and where if one every got the opportunity one would like to go back to.

2015-07-13
All good

2015-07-13
Feedback already provided in the previous screen.

2015-07-14
UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE.

ADVISE PEOPLE WHEN THE TOUR CHANGES

2015-07-14
Good

2015-07-14
This is a great way to make friends from all over the world! The tours & area guides were informative and funny, the tour guides were excellent - good flow, and the signup and support were great :)

2015-07-14
The tour is amazing, very well planned and organized. Ideal for people that want to visit the most places in a short period of time. Excellent value for money

2015-07-14
See previous review

2015-07-14
Was the best tour group that I have traveled with. There was a great balance between free time and group time.

2015-07-14
I have already started recommending expat to family and friends.

2015-07-14
Amazing journey! I had the trip of a lifetime :D

2015-07-15
Great Tour and would definately recommend this tour to all my friends and all those I know !!

2015-07-15
Already introduced the tour to friends.

2015-07-16
This tour was fantastic and took us to more places than what I anticipated. The tour leader *** was just brilliant and obviously loves her job. Her knowledge of all of the areas was brilliant. She was very patient and outgoing with the whole group.
Once again I felt this group was too large - 48 people. There were conflicts with the seating arrangements on the bus.
The accommodation and food provided on this tour was great. The orientation and free time at each port was also great.
Thanks Expat - I would recommend this tour as well.

2015-07-16
It was as described generally.

2015-07-16
Generally, the quality of the tour was good and I would recommend it to my friends.

2015-07-16
Thus is a budget product, a bit rush, not enough time to explore some areas. But great experience for first trip to Europe.

2015-07-16
Great and lots of fun - no way I would have been able to do all without a guide

2015-07-16
I will recommend you to my friends and relatives.

2015-07-20
Coming from Australia, I was delighted to cover both the UK and Ireland in the one trip. Maybe some extra time in Cardiff would have been good. I recommend this tour for those who want the ease of an organised tour but one that allows individual time to do their own thing as well. A quality product for the price.

2015-07-20
Overall it was quite a fun trip . We appreciate it for the wonderful stay in Switzerland . I would recommend it for friends and look forward for improvement in future trip .

2015-07-20
Amazing

2015-07-20
Good value for money and well planned tour

2015-07-20
Client was unable to attend due to non-responsive visa application. No response from embassy after 3 months of applying. Expat would not refund.

2015-07-20
Perfect & easy, just the way I like things to flow when travelling

2015-07-20
It was amazing!

2015-07-20
*** was a fantastic tour leader & *** was an amazing, friendly, interactive coach driver.

I highly recommend this, & any Expat Explore, tour

I would have liked to see Dublin included on the tour though. Maybe another day & night there. I only got to see the city on my own time.

2015-07-20
See submitted review

2015-07-21
This tour is fast paced, but we had a lot to see in 12 days so it was expected! Awesome, awesome tour!!!

2015-07-21
Great! Definitely will recommend to friends!

2015-07-21
Young at heart travelers who want to get the most experience in a short time on a limited budget should enjoy this tour.

2015-07-22
recommend to friends

2015-07-22
Fantastic 10 days that we will never forget!

2015-07-22
The ten days was so exciting. I will recommend this to anyone. The cities we visited was fabulous. We liked Venice and Interlaken especially. I will recommend this tour to anyone as long as you are fit.

2015-07-23
Outstanding in every way. Tour guide excellent, driver excellent, accommodation excellent, small group of 9 which consisted of Kiwi's and Aussie's was great. The places we visited really interested me and makes me want to come back for more. Turkey by far and away exceeded all expectations. I just love the country and the amazing friendly people. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to *** (our guide) & ***(our driver) for what was a truly memorable and inspirational tour

2015-07-23
Good

2015-07-23
Good products

2015-07-24
Affordable

2015-07-26
Everyone should experience this tour! amazing trip to get a taste of europe, especially first timers to europe!

2015-07-28
The tour guide, *** was excellent. As well as the trainees. The walking tours and free days made me feel like a local and not a tourist. I loved every minute of it. Thank you

2014-07-12 I will surely recommend this product

Coverage of all tourist sites in Great Britain with brief & precise historic background, excellent time management & personal touch of the tour leader Laura, as also exemplary behaviour of Gary, the driver have made our trip truly memorable. However, first night dinner in a pub at a distance of about 2 miles from the hotel & want of toilet in the bus were the deficiencies that merits to be attended to.

By: Asish - from: New Delhi

2014-07-03 Busy but memorable - June 2014

The tour was very tiring, however, we saw a lot of interesting and memorable places in the short time we had - definitely felt we saw the highlights of some beautiful towns. Accommodation except for one place was good, food was generally good - some places better than others. Our guide did not talk all day which was nice - some do on bus tours. Our coach was a little scary on some of the narrow, winding Scottish highland roads but we had an excellent driver and the rest of the driving on the motorways was not a problem. The morning departure times were a bit early for us. It was value for money.

By: Hume holidayers - from: Australia

2014-06-16 We enjoyed the tours !

My husband and I joined the Europe Taster and Great Britain tours which we enjoyed so much ! We find the itinerary of the tours is well arranged which we could get the best experience of the places that we travelled. The accommodation is real comfortable and convenient to travel on our own on the free day. The tour leader is helpful to provide us the information about the local attraction. We had a great time with the tours ! We have decided to go on next tour soon.

By: KH & JB - from: Europe Taster and Great Britain Tour

2014-05-18 Leave The Driving to Us

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. We saw new places, learned the history of the UK and soaked in the panoramic views of the countryside. In addition, we made new friends, which included our tour guide and driver; the two Andy's. The excursions allowed us time to get out and touch things we had only read about. Of course, there are things that detract from the trip. As the brochure says, you have to carry your own bags. Because the cost is so low we stayed in more economical hotels. The rooms are adequate but not spacious. I wouldn't let these facts stop me from taking another tour with Expat Tours. I have paid much more money in Paris and Rome for accommodations and received less value.Overall, I was sorry that our vacation came to an end and we had to say, "Goodbye" to our Expat travel family. Do yourself a favor and give this company a try. You'll be as excited about Expat as Sandra and I are.

By: President Bill Clinton - from: Miami, Florida

2014-04-30 All That Was Advertised

We are researchers by nature so had read *all* the material about the tour. It was as advertised - a good value, covering lots of ground. It was exactly as we wanted as we only had a week to see all of Great Britain. Tour guide was helpful and knowledgeable, bus driver was super friendly and skilled. We did the "comfort" tour and were surprised how old people were. We are mid-40s and sorta assumed everyone would be younger. On this tour they were the same age as us and older. Not that it was a problem - great folks - we were just surprised. Included food was better than expected, as were hotels. While mornings were early, days were not too long as they were broken up by frequent breaks and time on your own. I'm an introvert and was a bit nervous about doing a bus tour, but the way it was organized made it quite palatable socially as there were times to be by yourself. I'll be recommending this to others.

By: Not a fan of nicknames - from: Oregon, USA

2014-04-27 I would recommend this tour

No comments because i don't speack english very well.

By: Maurilio the great - from: Brazil

2014-04-20 Great introduction to the UK

Traveling 1,200 miles, through three countries, in only seven days means a lot of time sitting on a coach. But, the destinations, the guided tours, the food and, of course, the pubs, make it worthwhile. Gayle, our tour leader, was excellent and kept things moving along nicely. We would have liked to spend more time in some places, Liverpool and Cardiff, for example, but, there's only so much that can be done in seven days. That's one of the benefits of this tour - it helps you discover places you'd like to see again. We thought the tour was enjoyable and good value for the money. The hotels were excellent and the provided meals were very good.

By: Craig the Canadian - from: Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

2014-04-07 Magnificent tour

This is a trip that has been on the bucket list for a long time. I left UK 57 years ago to start a new life in North America, eventually marrying and having 3 children. My now-adult children, all married with kids of their own, wanted to retrace their roots, both Scottish and English, and to see the UK in as brief a time as possible through my eyes. I booked the Expat comfort tour, but with great trepidation. My late wife and I traveled UK many times as tourists and I did not see any way you could give us more than just a sponge bath exposure to the "Sceptered Isle". I was wrong. Our 7 day tour was action-packed, comprehensive, well-managed and informative, thanks to your thoughtful itinerary and to Luke, our competent guide. We will be reminiscing this tour for many years to come. It was far beyond our modest expectations and my children and I thank and congratulate you.

By: Brian - from: Orlando, Florida

2014-04-06 Amazing Tour

The only complaint I would have about the tour was there was no stop while driving across the Scottish Highlands. Other than that, it surpassed all of my families expectations...from the tour leader and driver to the stops, activities and accommodations.

By: Bud - from: Orlando

2014-04-06 I would recommend this product

Enjoyed well

By: Hassan - from: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2014-04-06 You actually get more for your money...

Great Britain Tour, March 26- April 1.A great trip in so many ways. The accomodations, even when budget, were always spotless and some hotels (Premier Inn) were more than expected. I had heard bad things about the food but have no complaints at all. The tour leader did an excellent job, couldn't ask for more.The only real con for me was not being able to spend time at certain spots...but saying that, it's a 7 day tour and there is only so much time that can be spent. I don't blame Expat, it's the nature of tours. I really feel I got more than I paid for which is rare these days. Thank you for a lovely trip.

By: Lisa - from: New York

2013-10-17 It's a must for first timers in GB!

I'd always dreamed of visiting Great Britain and when I took on your GB tour (March 27-April 3, 2013) it was absolutely a dream came true! I grew up reading British story books, getting to know some of its history and legends, watching some of British movies and TV serials, listening to some of British songs and music, and admiring pictures of its heritage sites and nature. With a limited time and urge to see as many places as possible on my first trip to GB, I finally decided that Expat Explore's GB tour was the one. The trip throughout GB - from London in the south to Scotland in the north and back to the south - really gave me a good glimpse of what the countries were actually like. They boast rich history and cultural heritage sites as well as charming countrysides and nature. I still can't believe that I finally saw all those famous places with my own eyes. Yet, the trip was even much greater because of new friends I met from many parts of the globe on the tour and the professional and friendly Expat Explore team. Many thanks!

By: Amor Patria - from: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

2013-10-07 Best value budget tour

Recommend for travellers who are time poor and want to cram in as much as possible. Good overview of towns and cities, places of interest. Found both tour guide and driver knowledge interesting and helpful.Has given me confidence to re visit places I have been to to explore more at my own leisure.Thank you Expat!

By: Marilyn the Aussie - from: Australia

2013-10-01 1/10/2013. I would certainly recommend

After reading the tour particulars online this tour exceeded expectation for the price and what was included. Accommodation and meals were of good /high standard. Sam and Gary, guide and driver were only to happy to help with any issues. Gary added a bit of colour with his kilt in Scotland . A good mix of young and old. Of course, more time would be good, but you would have to do a longer trip at a dearer price and if you are time poor, this is perfect.

By: Janet - from: Australia

2013-10-01 What a blast!! 25/9/13-1/10/13

This has been a wonderful experience!! Met some great people....saw some wonderful sites. Wish I had more time! Will be planning my next trip as soon as I get home :) This is a great way to get a snapshot view if the UK

By: Ria - from: South Africa

2013-09-23 Overall good value for money

Overall, good value for the money, not sure it can be beat.For the tour itself, guide had almost no knowledge of the region/tour and could not answer any questions. Only prepared notes about the cities were read to the group. Would have also been nice to hear facts or stories about the places we were traveling through in the coach.If you want to see as much as you can in a week, and don't mind being on the coach for 4+ hours per day, this is a great value. Just plan ahead and do your own research about the areas you are passing through.

By: James - from: Boston

2013-09-13 I would recommend this product

Great value tour. I enjoyed this tour very much. MS. Sarah is very nice guide and cooperative. Breakfast is good. but Dinner is so so. We did not get any Indian or Muslim food in Dinner. I request to add Indian food in dinner. Total journey is fantastic. Thanks Expat Explore.

By: Chowdhury Mohammed. - from: Chittagong, Bangladesh

2013-09-11 14-20 August

This trip was worth every cent paid. Gary (our coach driver) and Sarah (tour leader) were amazing. Although we were very busy you never felt forced to take part in anything. This worked especially for the older people on the tour who weren't so mobile any more. Just wish we knew beforehand that we would be in Edinburgh when the Tattoo was on, we wouldv'e booked tickets!

By: Leoni - from: South Arica

2013-09-09 The perfect choice!

We saw so many places, I'd recommend everyone keep a travel diary. Lots of history, lots of beautiful scenery. Sara the tour directon, and Gary the driver were really great. Other tour members were interesting to talk to, many different nationalities represented.We were pleased with accomodations and food, especialy breakfasts. The tour was well planned, nicely paced.Now the proablem is deciding which expat tour to take next!

By: Nancy - from: Seattle

2013-08-29 Great Britain tour was fun.

This tour is well suited for people that like a mix of guidance and independence when they are on the road. Accomodations are not very consistent - some better, some - not so great, but clean and private.Food also is different - varies with the hotels. Our tour lead and the driver were very organized and committed. In general - a nice travel memory.

By: vita48334 - from: Farmington Hills, MI

2013-08-20 Great value for the money

This was a great trip that covered some of the major attractions in Great Britain. The package was an excellent value for the money as the hotels were well located and comfortable and the provided breakfasts and dinners were good. The tour leader and driver were very accomodating and did a super job.

By: Steve - from: Phoenix, Arizona

2013-08-11 great tour

good hotels and food. tour guide and driver were eficient and professional.a great way to see so many places over such a short time. wish we had had more time at the small towns that we stopped in.all in all, great value for money....physically exhausting...not recommended for elderly or physically unfit people or small kids/babies.

By: Dr Ganaga - from: Malaysia

2013-08-07 I would recommend this tour

This was our first coach tour and surprisingly good. Better than expected for cost. Our driver Gary was excellent and our tour guide Luke was very keen and helpful but a bit inexperienced and lacking in knowledge of local history. Overall we had a great time and would recommend to friends.

By: Scotty - from: Sydney

2013-08-05 Good value

This is a budget tour and as such is good value.I recommend expat adds another similar product with more days and charge accordingly.One more night in Liverpool , Cardiff and Bath.Tour guide to provide more info on places that the coach passes but does not stop.

By: Traveller - from: Australia

2013-08-01 Basic but good value for money

We covered a lot of the UK in a short time, which suited us.The beds were all very good, as was the food.We had several long days on the bus, which was to be expected but they could have been more entertaining with some commentary about the areas we were travelling through, some history or whatever - don't just sit back and let half the bus doze off due to boredom.The country side we went through was beautiful as were the cities/towns we visited and it was amazing how much country we covered over the week.

By: Jimmy - from: West Australia

2013-08-01 Value for money!

Very busy schedule that took us from North to South. For such a short time it was a great itinerary.Unfortunately the lack of commentary whilst on the tour was disappointing. We passed so many great locations/historical places without any information. The fact that on previous bus tours the commentary was great was why we decided to take a tour rather than drive ourselves.On the other hand, the walking tours were informative and interesting.The food was good at all accommodations.Accommodation was varied, didn't enjoy the accommodation at Pollocks Hall in Edinburgh or the Rob Roy in Stirling.

By: A little dissapointed! - from: Jurien Bay, Australia

2013-07-31 Worked for me

This trip definitely worked for me. I could have spent more time in Cardiff and visit the Welsh capital in daylight, or have a short stop and visit another Welsh city/town/village.Amazing food in Edinburgh, great hotel in Liverpool, fantastic view at Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, friendly people in York. Thank you Expat for our gift, I love my T-shirt and bag with full of goods. ;)

By: Di - from: Kent

2013-07-30 03/07/2013 00:00:00

I thorougly enjoyed the tour and seeing the UK. Last year we had a very bad experience travelling through Europe with an uninformed guide. This year our guide, Aga, was the opposite and she just proved once again that the guide can make or break the trip. The time on the road was not too long and we managed to see all the most important sights around the UK. Expat should consider doing tours of Ireland too.

By: Margie - from: UAE

2013-07-28 UK with a friend

This was a fast paced tour which gave me a little tast of all the UK has to offer. The tour itself was excellent, it was unfortunate that the Tour Leader showed inexperience this did impact on the group, there were no introductions of the group therefore i did not get to know everyone i was still meeting people from the group on the last day and looking at the group photo i still have no idea who alot of these people were. However Luke was a nice man very friendly and approachable, i am sure with a few more tours he will be an amazing leader. Our driver Gary was lovely but didnt interact too much with the group.

By: Mandy - from: Brisbane

2013-07-15 Phenomenal Trip

My 15yo daughter and I loved this trip! Expat was wonderful, it surpassed our expectations in every way! Loved tour leader, Aga and driver, Gary. They made the trip fun, friendly and educational!Made so many new friends. So much to see in a mere 7 days!

By: Pilar T. - from: Florida

2013-07-09 Life changing, end of story.

Trip was 24/06/2013 - 03/07/2013.Great price. Not too short. Not too long. This tour is such a brilliant opportunity. Gives a lovely taste of some superb places in Europe. Just enough that you enjoy it so much on the trip, and also decide to revisit your favourite places later on in life. The guide, Alex, was experienced and knew her stuff. She was really witty and so involved with the group, doing everything we did. What a difference it made, having a passionate leader.Sights are amazing and unforgettable. People are so interesting and the group will undoubtedly become friends. Europe is just staggeringly entertaining.The accommodation was perfectly in line with this being a budget trip. Don't expect 5 star service, but the places are comfortable and clean. Admittedly, they are not centrally located in the cities, but one does most things in a group and, together with next to no free time, staying far away ends up meaning nothing. Time is not in massive supply, however. Free time is not exactly plentiful and one must be prepared to be punctual at rather early times of the morning. Try sleep on the coach to catch up. This is not too much of an issue, though, because everyone is in the same boat, even the leader!Sadly, food and drink costs an arm and a leg, but one can slightly curb it by 'collecting' bits and pieces at breakfast to supply one's lunch. Again, everybody is in the same boat and a routine is quickly established. Don't worry, you'll work something out. Not that you get much time to focus on hunger anyway.All in all, wonderful, superb, fantastic, brilliant, mindblowing. My life literally changed because of this holiday. I know it sounds cliched and corny, but this trip changed me so much for the better, not joking. Book now, seriously.:)

By: Sheep (i wore a sheep costume) - from: Cape Town

2013-07-07 I would recommend this tour.

It was the first time that we use foreigner tour.We met friends from over the world we learned each other and knew that how different they are but we are the same who want to Explore.we had the impress of our friend from South Africa that they are so nice and from some country that not!Any way our tour had experienced and good mood driver name "Dean" which ma son like him very much.Cons are too expensive for 50 pounds to change the name of passenger because no change everything even key card of hotel or the name of passenger and at the Liverpool someone can take time there some not????Coach is good also.

By: Kahn Thai Traveller - from: Thailand

2013-07-06 19-25 June 2013

Slightly exhausting but a great adventure! I would not recommend it for families with children under 12. It would be great to get more information of whatever the next stop is before getting of the bus. With such a big group it was often hard to hear the tour leader's comments while in a busy and noisy location.

By: VDL Family - from: Tanzania, Africa

2013-07-01 Awesome Trip! - June 19-25, 2013

Great experience and well worth the price! We did so many things, learned so much, and had such a great time. We did this tour as part of our honeymoon, and we had a fun time and met so many nice people from all over the world. By the end I was glad to get out of the coach, but it was a worthwhile experience. Loved Aga, Gary, and Sarah! Thanks so much for everything!

By: Taylor Cupp - from: Blacksburg, VA, USA

2013-06-27 I would recommend it to anyone

Would appreciate more factual information on sites that we passed while travelling.

By: Lini - from: South Africa

2013-06-24 it is quite fine

This is a good trip but it is really exhausting. Some minor places may be excluded and more time should be spent in important places such as liverpool and cardiff. For example, We could not visit the museums and some other places in Liverpool as we arrived ad Liverpool at 4 pm and we left early the next day. There are too frequent convenience stops for WC, I understand that it is necessary but when we leave from a place to another which is 2 hours away, I think that there is no need for a convenience stop because people can have this in the first stop and two hours is not very long. Convenience stops are supposed to be 15 minutes but in reality it takes at least 30 minutes as most of the people get of and until they all get on again.. All in all, considering the places we have visited, I think that this trip is recommandable and worth the money

By: cihat - from: newcastle upon tyne

2013-06-21 Awesome trip definitely recommend

Great time our tour guide Sally was awesome and easy to talk to . She was very helpful in suggesting things to do and where they were . Our driver Gary was great . It was a great 7 day trip wish it didn't have to end . Also Aga our other tour guide was a lot of fun to be around and helpful with guiding us to places we wanted to see . Loved Great Britain can't wait to go back again .

By: mccartneylennon77 - from: New Jersey

2013-06-09 You have to go............if only once!

Ultimate Europe May 10th 2013. Weather cool some rain. I am 61 on the coach ages ranged from a 12 year old to a man of 82, a good split between young and old. My wife and I were the only ones from England. James our tour conductor and Dom the driver had you laughing I would have paid extra to have the entertainment. You stay in a mixture of hotels, hostels and campsites……not in a tent. Best place we stayed was a campsite outside Rome what fun that was, swimming pool, dancing and a supermarket. We were fed well and we put on weight. Bring a small electric kettle and flask great for the coach. If not staying in town easy rides to town perhaps in most cases 20-30 minutes. Warnings: Lots of walking and if you are late on the bus you have to sing. Clothes washing places are approx a week apart however can wash small stuff in hotel room. A few places you will need to carry cases upstairs. Not enough time we will go back in the future and spend more time in places we liked. Our coach was full of laughter from the moment we started to the moment with tears in our eyes we all hugged each other and parted. Robert ….. London.

By: Robert - from: London

2013-06-04 May 22, 2013

Great guide (Sally), terrific driver (Gary), highly recommend this tour. Only one suggestion: rotate seating assignments, it would save the morning scrum for seats and also prevent hogging of seats in front.

By: DaDyaDavid - from: Los Angeles and Latvia

2013-06-01 absolutely fun and worthed!!

This trip was absolutely fantastic and entertaining. We met many people from other countries. For the price, we were expected to stay in multishare hostels. However, what we got are 3 star hotel, which were fantastic. we spent our daughter's birthday in Edinburgh. At dinner time,the tour guide surprised her with a birthday cake And the whole members sang the birthday song for her. We Went to many places during the trip. All are beautiful and worth to visit. However the overall trip were too exhausting. We recommend this trip specifically only for young adult.. too many walking tours... Sally and Garry,you guys Did a great job... the tour was well organizes, punctual, and well flow of communication. Please do contact us when u come to Jakarta. Great trip, great guide, great multicultural groups In a relatively low price, EXPAT EXPLORE ROCKS!!!

By: Yodha family - from: Jakarta, Indonesia

2013-05-20 Enjoyable Tour

very enjoyable trip. only issue was the dinner, as we had as been vegetarian we had risotto rice everyday which was awful. but the tour really enjoyable and made few new friends which shall be in contact. shall book again for another place next year.

By: heena - from: rajkot, india

2013-05-06 WOW!

What an incredible trip! I could not have been happier with Expat Explore. We packed so much into one week when I came back to work no one could believe how much I had seen. The tour guide, Sally, was wonderful and we also had two incredible trainees with us Zoe and Andrew. (when they start giving tours I hope to go on another one with them) I was shocked at how nice the accommodations were. For the price I was sure they would be hostleish, But they were not and the food they provided was really good. They have the trip down to a science, we got to see so much and only once did I wish I had more time in a location (Stratford Upon Avon...but they may just be because I am a big theater nerd and I wanted to do more Shakespeare stuff) every other place was timed out perfectly.When I booked this I kept googleing Expat Explore scam because I couldn't believe a trip that included so much could be so affordable. This is no scam...I would recommend taking a trip like this to anyone who wants to pack as much into a week as they can and I will certainly be taking another trip with them in the future!

By: Molly - from: New York

2013-05-06 7 days Great Britain

need more time for taking pictures, more places for picture stop. more activities to know each other.. very excellent in time organising, very ontime. need more info about chinese food rest. better to provide water for passenger. will give refferral to travel company in indonesia for better business.d

By: astuti - from: jakarta indonesia

2013-05-05 Excellent product for the price. 23/4/13

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.I Commend our guide Sally for being so well organized and communicating clearly so that a group of 49 people can manage to be on time every time throughout the trip!I also enjoyed the friendly atmosphere among such a large and multicutural group.The only setbacks for me are the crazy weather and having to get up early in the morning.

By: Pauline the one who sleeps in the bus - from: Toronto

2013-04-29 27th March 2013 7 days GB tour

Although the tour group was large (49) everyone was punctual and friendly. The breakfasts were fantastic but some dinners could be improved. Certain days were very hectic resulting in a very short stop at Lake district(20 minutes). Would have preferred to skip the overnight at the Scottish Highlands and stay instead at Lake district. Gary the driver was great and a fountain of knowledge.

By: Gee - from: California, USA

2013-04-18 March 13th Tour of British Isle

Paula, Gary, et al, Ihis trip is great fun and I loved everyone that I met! It was a great multi-cultural group. If anyone travels to Florida, please do contact me. Sally, I hope all is going well for you. All the best to you and everyone, please post photos! Much love, Carol

By: Carol - from: Florida, USA

2013-04-11 7 Days Great Britain

My first tour with Expat Explore..........and never regret , doing so...............tour leader Paula.......great leader and helpful..........coach driver, Gary, friendly and a very nice guy......and most of all,,,,our tour group..........friendly and nice people from all over the world...........so happy to have the chance to get to know you guys!!!!!!!!!!!

By: Sophia from Malaysia - from: Kuala Lumpur

2013-04-11 Great Britain - 22/3 - 2/4/2013

We had a great time..........our tour leader, Holly was great , helping and giving us advises whenever needed . Also our coach driver, Dean , a great and fun guy........thanks guys and especially thanks to Expat Explore...........this will not be our last tour with you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: Sophia from Malaysia - from: Kuala Lumpur

2013-04-07 I really recommended this tour

I really really recommended this tour. the food are great, the tour leader are friendly and well organized all. so freakin' cool men.

By: tjan0511 - from: indonesia

2013-03-28 Try it, you won't regret. 13.03.2013

This tour exceeded all our expectations.We were fortunate to have a very knowledgeable tour guide in Paula, who organised the tour impeccably looking into our comforts all the time.Gary was a fantastic driver who never put a foot wrong. His taste of music was beyond belief. We were humming along on our long drives.Already thinking of booking the next holiday in Europe with Expat, next Spring/Summer.

By: Nandadeva & Kaushala. - from: Colombo. Sri Lanka.

2012-12-21 Amazing tour at a fantastic price!

Wow, this was an incredible tour for the price! Ty and Gary (tour leader and guide) were exceptional OK! The hotels were all in great locations (only metres from town centres) and whilst they were not 5 star they were exactly what they should be, comfortable, clean and with great facilities. They say they are only 3 star but I think most were close to 4 star ratings.The food inclusions were far superior than I expected, the breakfasts were all full buffet hot English and all and the dinners were excellent and not all of them were at the hotel, the one in Edinburgh was in a great Italian restaurant.This trip was actually fully booked so there weren't any spare seats but the coach was very comfortable and kept exceptionally clean (thanks Gary!)The main thing I want to get across though is this tour has amazing Value, there is no way you could even get just the hotels and transport for this price so all the meals and touring is simply a bonus. If you want a great short tour to the UK that sees a lot of the sights and you dont want to break the bank this is the tour for you.

By: Dan - from: London

2012-11-26 Great Britain 15 Nov 12

Great way to have a taste of the different cities.

By: Lws - from: Johannesburg, South Africa

2012-11-14 Amazing tour in 7 days!

Great to see so much in just 7 days, lots of travelling but was a really fun group! All ages and all cultures. Made really good freinds

By: I love Expat - from: South Africa

2012-11-03 9/27/2012 Great Britain Tour

The tour covered a lot of places we wanted to see in a short period of time. We expected a lot of time on the bus since it covers over 1400 miles in 7 days. Be prepared for a lot of bus riding and watching movies. While our guide and bus driver tried, they had neither done this tour before so it started out with "don't know if this is the place". Not their fault to be assigned to a tour they had never done. Management should have at least had one of them to have done the tour before. The accommodations were very adequate and clean - only one was below par (Rob Roy). The sights we saw were all very good - but be prepared that many places you only get 1 to 2 hours with a max. of 3 hrs. to visit. Remember that is the norm on a tour of this type. When our bus driver changed to a regular one on this route it was amazing the knowledge he had and we could see the difference it would have made if he had done the entire tour. Several stops were not open when we arrived so all we did was take a photo of it. The trip to Cardiff was disappointing as it basically spend the night. The breakfast and dinners that were included were all very good. The guide really tried to do her best on a tour she had never done. We did have flat tire and they did a fantastic job of finding a good place for us to stop and efficiently handled the tire being changed. The tour met our goal of seeing several sights in a short period of time. The price for this tour compared to other "Taste of Britain Tours" was the attraction to us. Overall it is a good tour "taste" of Great Britain. Go prepared to sample the areas and be sure to take the extra excursions even for the extra fees as you probably won't be back again. Another suggestion is to see the sights on the stops and grab a lunch "to go" to eat on the bus. We sometimes spent time on getting a meal and not getting to see the sights.

By: Susie - from: Florida

2012-11-01 Fantastic 7-Day Great Britain Overview

The 7-day GB is a FULL (approx.7am-6pm) 7 days of expansive, 3-country overviews of England, Scotland, & Wales' various historical and well-recognized sites. Be ready to get up early in the mornings! I think ExpatExplore did an excellent job with its overall itinerary, given the fact we traveled 1600+ miles. The Ibis Hotels we stayed in were immaculately clean [...], and catered full morning breakfasts. 3 dinner meals were also included in the tour price (Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff). Several GB regional or history-specific DVDs were shown on the bus trip, if one didn't want to watch the passing countryside. The only drawback was, while reaching several of the tour's spots, we appeared to have a "wayward bus driver," who either didn't know how to use his GPS or who didn't want to use his GPS ~ 1st day of tour: 3x around London (Ibis-Greenwich)before heading out to Cambridge; the wrong Inverness boat tour stop, so we almost missed our Loch Ness tour boat cruise to Urquhart Castle, trying to reach the right dock; and then a flat tire, so we had to make an unscheduled lunchstop @Gretna on the Green, Scotland, thus canceling our Keswick lunch. [...]Take the trip; it's a fantastic overview of the British Isles!

By: loveDK74 - from: Austin, TX USA

2012-11-01 Great way to see Great Britain

The trip is an excellent way to get a good overview of the UK. Very well organised by our tour leader [@] Surprisingly good accommodation and food, amazing that it can all be done for the price paid. Highlights were; Edinburgh, Loch Ness Cruise and Whisky Tasting in the Scottish Highlands.

By: Sean - from: Worthing, West Sussex, UK

2012-10-21 Excellent Value for Money!

My sis and I went on the Great Britain tour from Oct 3-10, 2012. I was celebrating my 30th birthday on the 9th and I thought what better way to spend it than travelling to places I've never been? When I found the tour, I was just blown away by how much cheaper it was than other tours, so I did my due diligence, checked out some reviews and booked it right away, months before our scheduled travel date.We were a bit anxious at the beginning, but we shouldn't have worried. We were picked up at Ibis Greenwich on time, and from the moment we got on the coach, we knew it would be a good trip. When we did our introductions on the coach, almost a third of our group were "repeat customers" of Expat Explore, so we knew we were in good hands. Our tour leader, [@] and our driver [@], were excellent companions, telling us about the sights, insider tips, places to eat and such, and took us from place to place with great efficiency. The trip was well organized, and it's an excellent way to meet new people.There are some caveats, because of the number of places to visit, there are times you feel rushed, but I think what's good about the tour is that you get to "sample" the places and then you can decide which ones to go back to at a more leisurely pace. With the price, we were prepared to stay in small inns/B&Bs, but surprisingly our accommodations were quite decent, with Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, Ibis and Caledonian hotel. Hotel locations were good too, especially the Premier Inn in Cardiff and the Holiday Inn in Edinburgh. We were also pleasantly surprised that we had full English breakfasts all the way, and there were even some dinners included in the cost of the tour, and we also had great walking tours from local guides and got to ride a punt in Cambridge. Really, really excellent value for money, so I will not hesitate to recommend this to others, and am already saving up for the 17 day Western Europe tour. :)

By: Van - from: Manila, Philippines

2012-10-16 [...]

The programme is well organized, the hotels are great except IBIS hotels, I would pay more if you can change IBIS to Holiday Inn. It's worth the money we paid.We are now on your ULTIMATE 26 DAYS, 11 countries tour, [...]

By: Chaik. - from: Bangkok, Thailand

2012-10-15 Sure, I would recommend this 7 days.

Very worthful for money spent. Great hotel i.e. Holiday Inn but not IBIS hotel. Increase fee more and use only Holiday Inn hotels, the Oban Calidonian hotel is great too. Tour leader, [...] is very efficient and control all the situation plus[...] the driver, both are your asset that you should keep them long. Everyone loves them so much. I would recommend my friends to join your tour for sure. thanks a million.

By: Maechang - from: Bangkok, Thailand

2012-10-12 Great Britain,great surprise!!

First of all,meeting my travel mates at the hotel the first morning,we all shared the same thoughts:the trip seemed to inexpensive to be legit and/or decent,we may be stranded by a non-existent Expatexplore,haha. Nothing was farther from the truth.Beth met us with her bouyant self and soon we were loaded onto the comfortable bus, starting our breathtaking and fun packed adventure!! I still miss my bus buddies so much!!

By: Silly Maddy - from: Chicago

2012-10-02 Great Britain 7 days , 20-26 Sept 2012

Incredible GB bus tour in 7 full days. Wonderful 1500+ mile trip. Variety of tour activities in each town. Lots of historic sites, time to meander in various GB cities, whisky distillery, and relatively comfortable hotel accommodations. (One should NOT expect typical USA hotel room setup/bed sizes, however, these GB overnight rooms were all clean w/ crisp, white bedsheets, friendly & helpful hotel staff, more than adequate food selections/varieties for both breakfasts & dinners) Refreshing coffee/tea w/ cream + biscuits/cookies available in every hotel room visited. Initial bus driver of 4 days got lost several times within GB - even leaving London, driving around 3x in the same area!(including bus flat tire), thus delaying our arrival in various scheduled sightseeing towns or eliminating a particular town. So, our actual, available touring time was shortened during the several days' visits. Bus windows were dirty, making it difficult to see out or take pictures from inside the bus if it rained. (I noticed other company tour busdrivers in the bus parking lots, using Squeegees on their bus windows when their tourists went into the towns for sightseeing.) Sunday, Sept.23 arrival for Inverness boat ride: lunch beforehand was difficult to find due to bus's early morning arrival and all restaurants still closed...[only cafe open was the one near the bus station dropoff, and the food options were meager] SO MANY sheep and English/Scottish on the drive north ~ would like to have stopped at a Northern English farm to either pet the sheep and/or see how they are sheared. (Or, are all these sheep & cows sent to the slaugherhouse??) All in all, I think the 7-day GB tour was an excellent one. We had almost perfect weather every day, lots of sunshine in Edinburgh for castle tour. Inspite of its length, I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the countrysides from the bus as they changed geographically over the miles. Bus driver became lost again finding Inverness tour location, so we almost missed our Loch Ness boat ride. The only 'poor accommodations' were the ones @The Rob Roy Hotel, Aberfoyle, Stirling, however, due to the geographical location of our drive south from Inverness, this particular hotel appeared to be the only large hotel that could accommodate a large tour bus crowd. Our rooms were clean, the housekeeping staff friendly, albeit its decor was a bit 'rustic'. No mention of the famous Rob Roy was made by our tour guide... this legendary local folk hero could have been described in greater detail, etc. Or a DVD played on the bus, while driving toward this hotel in the nearby Trossachs. Fantastic displays of pervasive wind engine turbines on hillsides. Tour buses need seats that have backpocket mesh 'baskets', so magazines, apparel, souvenirs can be organized/stored in front of each passenger for easy access instead of in the overhead compartment. Also, places are needed for holding drinks or cups.

By: Denmark74 - from: Austin, TX USA

2012-10-01 Good Great Britain tour

Overall good

By: Tom - from: Edinburgh

2012-08-12 Great Britain tour- 12th July 2012

We took the risk of booking this tour of expat explore through net since none of the travel agents in Oman nor our friends are aware of the expat explore but that turned out to be cost effective and wonderful life time experience. The tour was professionally organized right from the comfort of the bus, seletion of hotels like IBIS, Premier inn, places of interest in England, Scotland and Wales etc. Excellent driver [@]with good navigation skills, maintain the time schedules perfectly and greets all the passengers cheerfully everytime. Above all wonderful, knowledgeable and cheerful tour guide [@] really made the difference and treated all the tourists equally, cheerfully and her knowledge, way of presentation are very good besides better than special local guides in Edinburgh and other places of importance. [@] made our 25th wedding anniversary (13th July) memorable and we enjoyed her quiz. My wife and daughter won the quiz and got two tee shirts to become the ambassador of expat explore.com. regards

By: Ram, Viji and Akshaya - from: Muscat, Oman

2012-07-14 A Must for your to do List

My family and I went on this tour this in June. It was well worth the money. The choices of stops-cities, towns rural and in between areas gave a great prespective of Bristish culture and history. The choices of hotels were also great. They were clean, centrally situated and offered value for money. The scenery while driving was picturesques (thankfully the weather cooperated). The tour guide and driver were wonderful. They were knowledgeable, competent and friendly. This tour is a great way to see Britian in a short period of time. Caution-there is a lot of walking so where comfortable shoes.

By: Margaret - from: The Commonweath of The Bahamas

2012-07-05 June 7 Day uk tour

Great tour really the wife and i really enjoyed every minute of it our tour guide [@]and our Driver [@] where both fantastic very knowledgeable. a deifinate asset to xpat.The tour was good valur for money, we all saw plenty in the amount of time we had weather was ok, typical english weather. I can recommend this tour to anybody of any age to go on. There where 4 of us on this tour and we where known as the 4 musketeers.

By: 4 musketeers - from: Houghton Regis Bedfordshire

2012-06-21 Worth Every Penny...n Good!!!

Its was packed and fun trip. The hotel was excellent condition... The food also nice. It just the weather that keep us from total explode!!!For those who want to know more please join the tour and not by reading the review. I can't explained in words how good and best this tour is. You should feel and experience it by yourself as I did with my mother and my auntie. Wuhuuuuuuu!!!! Can't wait for next year tour - 'The Best of Egypt' There is only 1 thing that i believe can make this trip perfect is to include visit Beatles Museum at Liverpool and Stadium Tour at Cardiff. I hope Expat will looked into this and try to make it the best Great Britain Tour!!!!

By: Rajagurun - from: Kuala Lumpur

2012-05-24 Great all inclusive Jam-packed Tour!

I really enjoyed the whole tour. It's a great way to see so many different cities, towns, monuments, castle etc in short amount of time over the 7 days on the tour. For the cost of the tour its great value as not only do you not have to worry about transportation, you also have great accommodation taken care of, as well as most of your meals included. It's nice to have pretty much everything taken care of for you for a change.Our tour guide [@] was really helpful if anyone needed it, she was knowledgeable and told us a lot of history in each place we went to. She was also friendly and fun. I met a lot of people from all walks of life and it's great to be able to meet people of all different ages and backgrounds from all around the world. We had walking tours, organised activities as well as having free time to do as we pleased in most places. Although the time in each place is short, it's almost like a taste tester so you find out what places you would maybe like to go back to another time. I know I definitely want to go back to Edinburgh! There is a fair amount of time spent on the bus between places, but they provide plenty of rest and comfort stops and the bus is always clean and tidy with plenty of room. A few games and some movies/music along the way as well to keep you entertained. I spent most of my time looking out the window at the amazing scenery while on the bus.I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone of any age who is wanting to see a lot of different places around the UK.Thank you so much! :)

By: skittlesismyhomegirl - from: Currently London (Australian)

2012-02-28 BRILLIANT!!!!

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By: sam - from: bristol

Included in Tour

What's Included:
  • 6 Nights accommodation in twin rooms. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • 15 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours  plus other exciting experiences – please see Experiences tab for more information).
  • Public transport used during sightseeing tours is now included. (Not on free days)
  • Modern air-conditioned motorcoach with reclining seats.
  • Services of your Expat tour leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip.  You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader – please see Essential Information tab for more details.
  • All taxes and fees.
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir
  • Sightseeing as described.

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.   Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates.  All tours operated by Expat Explore are guaranteed departures and will operate.*

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Tour Essential Information

This is where you'll find all the extra information about your tour, from departure times and meeting points, to tips on what to pack and details of what time you'll arrive back in London. Click the links below for more information.

 

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.   Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates.  All tours operated by Expat Explore are guaranteed departures and will operate. 

 

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Meeting Letter: Meeting point details, arrival in London, important passenger information and contact details.

Optional Excursions: Optional activities available on your Great Britain tour.

Pre-departure information: Everything you need to know before you leave on your tour.