2 independent reviews for Balkans vacation, two week explorer

Reviews for Balkans vacation, two week explorer

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review 10 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Dubrovnik.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The operator has policies in place to utilize exchange rates to elevate trip prices, adding two hundred dollars to my price by converting my euro price to dollars. Responsible Travel got the price difference refunded to us. I would be very careful booking anything with this operator, and if you do, go through Responsible Travel as they stick by their customers to ensure a decent outcome. After my experience with the operator's pricing practices I had decided that this, our first group tour ever, would be our last. We really enjoyed the tour itself however, and will do more small group tours but only through Responsible Travel.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I believe it did benefit local people as our tour guide intentional chose small vendors for our meals and day trips. Most of the time, this meant an exceptional experience, including some fantastic restaurants that we never would have found ourselves.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Responsible Travel: Five Stars The operator: One star for honest business practices, but four stars for the actual trip.

review 29 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing all these places I had been reading about! I can't pick one memory.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you have Euros with you. Many places will accept Euros, if you run out of local currency.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Amazing!!!

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