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India Golden Triangle Tour by Leay tours, 25 Apr 2020
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Golden Triangle + more

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions ...

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions due to the Corona Virus ) Then internal flight to Mumbai for our flight home.

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Had previously been on a group trip to China with Eastravel, Ipswich - as that was so well organised, we contacted Dorothy again, to arrange our Indian adventure. Everything was again superb, great hotels/guides/transfers -perfect However, you only get to see how good a company is, is when things don't go so well! Firstly, we all meet up to check in for our Flight - had problems...……….. Dorothy, to the rescue! (late one evening) Secondly - CORONA VIRUS - flight home cancelled by BA …… Dorothy to the rescue AGAIN! Worked overtime to get us all home on alternative flights (incl. finding us hotel rooms at Mumbai Airport - so that we didn't have to wait 16hrs at the airport) Will certainly be using EASTRAVEL for our next big trip.

Eastravel responded to this review on 25 Apr 2020:

Happy days will be here again. Dream today, Travel tomorrow.

Eastravel by Leay tours, 25 Apr 2020
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Golden Triangle + more

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions ...

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions due to the Corona Virus ) Then internal flight to Mumbai for our flight home.

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Had previously been on a group trip to China with Eastravel, Ipswich - as that was so well organised, we contacted Dorothy again, to arrange our Indian adventure. Everything was again superb, great hotels/guides/transfers -perfect However, you only get to see how good a company is, is when things don't go so well! Firstly, we all meet up to check in for our Flight - had problems...……….. Dorothy, to the rescue! (late one evening) Secondly - CORONA VIRUS - flight home cancelled by BA …… Dorothy to the rescue AGAIN! Worked overtime to get us all home on alternative flights (incl. finding us hotel rooms at Mumbai Airport - so that we didn't have to wait 16hrs at the airport) Will certainly be using EASTRAVEL for our next big trip.

India Golden Triangle Tour by Leay tours, 25 Apr 2020
Holiday Rating:

Golden Triangle + more

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions ...

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions due to the Corona Virus ) Then internal flight to Mumbai for our flight home.

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Had previously been on a group trip to China with Eastravel, Ipswich - as that was so well organised, we contacted Dorothy again, to arrange our Indian adventure. Everything was again superb, great hotels/guides/transfers -perfect However, you only get to see how good a company is, is when things don't go so well! Firstly, we all meet up to check in for our Flight - had problems...……….. Dorothy, to the rescue! (late one evening) Secondly - CORONA VIRUS - flight home cancelled by BA …… Dorothy to the rescue AGAIN! Worked overtime to get us all home on alternative flights (incl. finding us hotel rooms at Mumbai Airport - so that we didn't have to wait 16hrs at the airport) Will certainly be using EASTRAVEL for our next big trip.

India Golden Triangle Tour by Nicola Hicks, 8 Apr 2020
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What an Experience!

What an experience. India heightens all your senses with its sights, its smells/aromas/, colour, food, and oh my goodness, the way they travel! We made memories we will never forget.

What an experience. India heightens all your senses with its sights, its smells/aromas/, colour, food, and oh my goodness, the way they travel! We made memories we will never forget.

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Eastravel and in particular Dorothy and Angela organised the whole trio amazingly well. They looked after us even before we left by organising travel, visas etc and making sure we had everything we needed before we left. The Vamoos app is also fabulous. We were met at the airport when we arrived in Delhi and from that moment on were never left to flounder on our own. Timings were spot on with tour guides and mini buses always waiting for us. We were really looked after well. The hotels were also spot on. Our guides all spoke fluent English and responded to questions and requests. Atol stands out in particular as a fabulous guide. His knowledge, humour and engagement were faultless. As was our driver, Mr Singh who was with us from Delhi until we flew out of Jaipur. His driving skills were flawless and we felt safe with him at all times. Our next driver who was also Mr Singh! (we called him The Stig!) was more erratic to say the least and we didn't feel very safe in his hands. The last few days of our trip was when Coronavirus hit the world and everywhere started to go into lockdown, including India. At this point my husband and I decided we wanted to come home a day earlier than planned and Dorothy put all the stops out to make this happen. We cannot sing her praises highly enough. Not only did she organise the whole trip very very efficiently she also looked after us while we were out there and kept us safe at all times. She was available 24/7 via Whats App and responded to our every need. Thank you Eastravel.

Eastravel responded to this review on 27 Apr 2020:

Incredible India. What an experience! Glad you had a marvellous time and came home safely.

India Golden Triangle Tour by Leay tours, 7 Apr 2020
Holiday Rating:

Golden Triangle + more

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions ...

Group of 7 on an organised tour, based around our agenda / wish list, Which was timed to co-inside with the Holi Festival. our route was Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore (tiger reserve) Jaipur (incl visits to Elefantastic & the Monkey Temple & to celebrate the Holi Festival) Udaipur - for Palaces/Temples/Lakes Aurangabad - for The Ellora Caves (unfortunately - we were unable to go to The Ajanta Caves - due to India Government closing all attractions due to the Corona Virus ) Then internal flight to Mumbai for our flight home.

Rating for tour operator:

Had previously been on a group trip to China with Eastravel, Ipswich - as that was so well organised, we contacted Dorothy again, to arrange our Indian adventure. Everything was again superb, great hotels/guides/transfers -perfect However, you only get to see how good a company is, is when things don't go so well! Firstly, we all meet up to check in for our Flight - had problems...……….. Dorothy, to the rescue! (late one evening) Secondly - CORONA VIRUS - flight home cancelled by BA …… Dorothy to the rescue AGAIN! Worked overtime to get us all home on alternative flights (incl. finding us hotel rooms at Mumbai Airport - so that we didn't have to wait 16hrs at the airport) Will certainly be using EASTRAVEL for our next big trip.

Eastravel responded to this review on 25 Apr 2020:

A frantic search for alternative flights! We are glad we managed to arrange for all of you to come home safely. Where next? Dream today, Travel tomorrow.

Eastravel by Michael and Cathy, 25 Mar 2020
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Exploring Costa Rica

We toured Costa Rica with an itinerary based primarily on wildlife. We moved between five hotels and lodges, taking in the central lowlands, mountains and volcanoes, cloudforest and the coast. The hotels were all very good, and all bookings, transfers and excursions worked perfectly. Guides were knowledgable and informative, particularly in relation to wildlife. The only slight negative was that the travel between some locations was a bit much, ...

We toured Costa Rica with an itinerary based primarily on wildlife. We moved between five hotels and lodges, taking in the central lowlands, mountains and volcanoes, cloudforest and the coast. The hotels were all very good, and all bookings, transfers and excursions worked perfectly. Guides were knowledgable and informative, particularly in relation to wildlife. The only slight negative was that the travel between some locations was a bit much, given Costa Rica's poor roads and serious traffic problems, particularly around San Jose. Despite this, it was an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed.

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The itinerary had been customised for us to reflect our interests , fitness, etc. We have travelled with Eastravel for several years and have got used to well planned and efficient arrangements and quality hotels etc. This trip lived up to these high standards in every respect.

Eastravel responded to this review on 25 Mar 2020:

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this feedback. We are extremely pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your Costa Rica holiday. We look forward to organising more memorable holidays for you both. From the Eastravel Team

Eastravel by LindaH, 20 Mar 2020
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Wonderful silver wedding anniversary holiday in Mauritius

From start to finish it was just amazing. The hotel in Mauritius was beautiful and just what we were hoping for. Excellent food, friendly staff and beautiful beach and gardens to relax in.

From start to finish it was just amazing. The hotel in Mauritius was beautiful and just what we were hoping for. Excellent food, friendly staff and beautiful beach and gardens to relax in.

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Cathy suggested Mauritius for our special holiday and helped us choose the right hotel for us.

Sri Lanka mini round island tour by George, 16 Mar 2020
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Sri Lanka Island Tour

A small tour over 12 days to include Sigiriya, Ella and Galle. Everything went perfectly to plan and everything beat expectations.

A small tour over 12 days to include Sigiriya, Ella and Galle. Everything went perfectly to plan and everything beat expectations.

Rating for tour operator:

Excellent

India Golden Triangle Tour by Davis’s, 11 Mar 2020
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Holiday of a lifetime in India

We went on a wonderful adventure in India. Started with exploring Old and New Delhi, followed by a 2 day trip to Varanasi and taking in the amazing Arti ceremony and a morning boat trip on the Ganges. We then travelled to Agra and saw the Taj Mahal- the highlight of the trip. We also went to Rajasthan and Jaipur and visited forts and places of interest and finished the trip with a 5 day stay at a beach resort near Alleppey in the south of India...

We went on a wonderful adventure in India. Started with exploring Old and New Delhi, followed by a 2 day trip to Varanasi and taking in the amazing Arti ceremony and a morning boat trip on the Ganges. We then travelled to Agra and saw the Taj Mahal- the highlight of the trip. We also went to Rajasthan and Jaipur and visited forts and places of interest and finished the trip with a 5 day stay at a beach resort near Alleppey in the south of India. We stayed in 3 star hotels which were great with really good food. Our driver and guides were really helpful and made our trip totally stress free. The internal flights with Indigo and Vistara were excellent, very nice planes with no delays.

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Dear Dorothy John and I would like to say a huge thank you for organising our amazing trip to India. It was a trip of a lifetime. Everything went seamlessly. Our driver, Mr Singh, who was with us from Delhi airport till we left Jaipur to fly south, was absolutely brilliant. He really looked after us and we felt safe in his car despite the chaos all around!! Our hotels without exception were absolutely great. The Indian people are so nice and friendly. The Taj Mahal took our breath away and all the forts and temples were just amazing. We loved the Arti ceremony and the boat trip at the Ganges - such a special place. Abad Turtle Beach was a lovely place to end our trip. We even managed an afternoon boat trip on the backwaters which was so relaxing. Where on Earth will we go next?? India is going to take some beating. Any ideas??? My sister is thinking about a trip to Japan - do you arrange trips like ours there? Very kind regards to you and your team. Gillian x

Eastravel responded to this review on 12 Mar 2020:

Great to know that everything went as planned and that you both had a wonderful dream holiday. And yes, we organise tailor-made trips to Japan too. For your next big adventure, we can suggest Sri Lanka for culture, history, scenery, tea plantations, beaches and glorious food. Please take a look at our website for more ideas www.eastravel.co.uk

India Wildlife Tour by jjb1999, 11 Mar 2020
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Safari, safari, safari

It was all about the safaris for spotting and photographing the wildlife.

It was all about the safaris for spotting and photographing the wildlife.

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A very well organised trip put together by East Travel.

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Eastravel responded to this review on 12 Mar 2020:

Great photography!