Highlights:Visit Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Key West and experience happy time in Orlando theme parks. Inclusions: 6 nights hotel accommodations, Theme park admission fees, Round-trip transportation
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Tours were aimed at Chinese tourists and conducted in Chinese language, which we were not expecting. Tour guides and drivers seemed surprised to see non-Chinese clients and one even said, "this b... More>>
Tours were aimed at Chinese tourists and conducted in Chinese language, which we were not expecting. Tour guides and drivers seemed surprised to see non-Chinese clients and one even said, "this bus is not for you. It's for Chinese people." The tour guides did translate some of the commentary for us but some of the time we did not know what was going on and 80% of commentary was in Chinese. Having said this, staff and other travelers were very friendly and we enjoyed their company.
There were compulsory tips of a set amount - we would prefer these to be in the up- front cost of the tour. Tips are supposed to be voluntary, based on satisfaction with the service.
One of the buses was old with broken seats but all others were OK.
The trip from Miami to Orlando was frustrating as we went in a big 4 hour circle first through Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, backtracking to Miami before setting off North again to Orlando.
One of hotels had no food except breakfast and there was only Burger King in walking distance. Three nights of Burger King dinners was not fun.
We had little choice regarding lunch as we were often dropped at Chinese restaurants, with no alternative eateries suggested. We love Chinese food but would like alternatives.
We would like fuller written itineraries so that we know what is going to happen each day. Some days we spent a long time traveling with little time at the destinations to look around.
We have taken a Take Tour before and were very happy but this tour was not nearly as good for the reasons above. We travel a lot and feel that you will benefit from this feedback. We met a lot of interesting Chinese people and they were wonderful but there was a language barrier that made us feel a little bit excluded during the tour. Overall, we still enjoyed the tour. I would recommend to a friend but would tell them that it is geared to Chinese tourists.