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Author: bentolilam

Joined: 3/18/2012
Posts: 1
GCT Trips Taken: 1
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Traveler Since: 2012

March 18, 2012

Most enjoyable trip.  Tour director was excellent,  Best part of the tour was the in-home visits and school experience.  All hotels were great except for the Rydges in Cairns.  I found their breakfast to be poor and some of the rooms were not clean.  On the whole, I would book a tour again with Grand Circle.

Author: nanaandpapa

Joined: 3/30/2011
Posts: 526
GCT Trips Taken: 12
OAT Trips Taken: 4
Countries Visited:

Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bermuda, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, St. Marten (fr), St. Martin (nd), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Zimbabwe

Traveler Since: 2002

March 18, 2012

 We took the trip in June/July 2010 and agree with the assessment of the breakfasts at the Rydges in Cairnes. The staffing was not sufficient and the breakfast facility too small. Otherwise we liked the hotel and loved the location, right on the Coral Sea. This is a shame, as, for most of the people on the trip, this first breakfast is the way they start off the trip. For our blog of the trip, go to jackthetravelingman.blogspot.com.

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