Reviews from recently returned customers


17 Day Authentic Japan - Great Time. September 2019.

Just finished our 17 Day Authentic Japan tour and we had a great time with a very good guide Spring and a very cooperative group. We were blessed with great weather. Everything was very well organised and the hotels were very good in relation to the value of the tour. Michael G, VIC.


17 Day India Uncovered - 100% Recommend. September 2019.

I am on the 17 day India Uncovered tour atm, currently in Varanasi. Our trip has been fantastic so far, our accommodation is definitely 5 star, our guide has been terrific providing heaps of information on Indian culture/history etc, he has gone out of his way to make our trip memorable doing special things like buying roadside specialty foods as we drive through certain areas. Don’t be nervous about there not being much info online, people forget to write how good a holiday is but are generally quick to tell you when they have problems. I would 100% recommend the tour we are on. Enjoy your trip. Tracey P, ACT.


16 Day Best of China - Wonderful Trip. September 2019. 

Just arrived home from a wonderful trip, having visited over 20 countries we never have been on a guided tour, Inspiring Vacations do a good job with excellent guides, airlines, hotels. Don’t miss Romantic Show of Song Cheng, ship lift on Yangtze. Philip K, QLD.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Fantastic. September 2019.

Just returned from a 17 day tour of Japan, we had a fantastic time. Inspiring Vacations exceeded our expectations. The bus and two drivers were great, their professionalism to their job and safety were first class. Spring our tour leader was exceptional her knowledge and organisational skills made our trip even better. The other thing that made our trip were the other guests they were always punctual and happy to accommodate others. Ian J, NSW.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Unbelievable. August 2019. 

We just got back from an unbelievable holiday with this fantastic company! Glenn S, NSW. 


17 Day Authentic Japan - Amazing. August 2019. 


Our driver was polite, courteous and skilled; delivered us to all our destinations safely. Tour has been amazing. Our guide Spring is so knowledgeable. Our tour has been run like clockwork. Our group has been full of fun, punctual and entertaining. Thank you Inspiring Vacations, take a bow, the tour has been extremely well run. Recommended 100%. Gillian F, QLD.


18 Day China Hightlights & Yangtze Cruise - Everything Was Amazing. August 2019.

We were a bit hesitant when we saw the advertisement in the paper. We are usually independent travellers but saw the 18 day tour and the price was amazing. We loved the trip and would not hesitate to recommend Inspiring Vacations. They are very professional. The guides, hotels, everything was amazing. Lynne De NSW.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Absolutely Loved It. August 2019. 

We absolutely loved our tour of Sri Lanka! Such an amazing country and it’s people so kind and always a smile on their faces. Noels P, NSW.


18 Day China Highlights & Yangtze Cruise - Wow! What a Trip. August 2019.

Inspiring Vacations are excellent. We went on the 18 day China trip in August. Wow! What a trip we had. Congratulations to Inspiring Vacations for planning and executing a really exceptional tour. We also did a Vietnam trip with Inspiring Vacations last year. They were both terrific trips. We highly recommend them to everyone! Anna & Peter B, QLD.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Best Trip Ever. August 2019.

We just came home from this trip. Best trip ever and we had an amazing guide Nulifer who was the absolute best. Remember to take a towel for the gulet and a balloon ride is a must. Definate highlight. Enjoy. Inge K, VIC.


16 Day Luxury Vietnam & Mekong River Cruise - Enjoyed it All. August 2019.

We have just done this tour. The tour was amazing. We went on the Pandaw cruise on the Mekong. Halong Bay and Siem Reap. Angkor Wat is fabulous. We really enjoyed it all. Ellen R, VIC.


21 Day China Odyssey & Yangtze Cruise - Well Done. August 2019.

What a great tour. Well done Inspiring Vacations. We have loved your tour. Guides are fantastic, food is interesting and culture exciting. Big tick to Inspiring Vacations. Sandra R D, VIC.


16 Day Egypt & Jordan With Nile Cruise - Great Time. August 2019. 

Have returned a week ago from our 16 day Egypt/Jordan with Nile cruise. Had such a great time and would definitely travel with Inspiring Vacations again. Bronwyn F, QLD.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - August 2019. 

Just returned from the 15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered and a wonderful trip, well organised, beautiful people. Trevor F, SA.


21 Day China Odyssey & Yangtze Cruise - Fantastic Experience. August 2019.

Have just finished 21 day tour. Was a fantastic experience and very well run and organised tour. Thank you inspiring Vacations. Mal D, VIC.


21 Day Amazing China & Yangtze Cruise - Wonderful Memories. July 2019.


We were in China in June/July and had an amazing guide and visited incredible places. Wonderful memories, thanks Inspiring Vacations. Rosa L, VIC.


18 Day China Highlights & Yangtze Cruise - Excellent. July 2019.

We absolutely loved our first time visit to China with your company and will check out your other tours in different areas - India is looking especially appealing. You provided excellent communication and good quality experiences throughout. Thank you! Wendy F, TAS.


13 Day Sri Lanka & The Maldives - July 2019.

Wow! Everything is immaculate, including endless food & drinks. It's 31 degrees but feels hotter. There's a golf cart to take you out to overwater bungalows. It’s as good as the photos... Christine B, NZ.


14 Day Magnificent Japan - Fabulous. June 2019.

Just back from our 14 day Japan tour. Had a fabulous time. We had planned to go to Kurobe Gorge & the White Palace, but found there was so much more to see around the towns. We went to the aquarium in Osaka and did the Mori digital museum in Tokyo - fabulous. Mt Fuji was a very wet day so something to go back to see. There is a lot of walking! Enjoy your trip away. Michelle G, NZ.


17 Day Boutique Africa Safari - Sensational. June 2019.

If you are interested in a GREAT trip to Africa...don't hesitate to join the Zimbabwe and Botswana trip! It was truly SENSATIONAL!!! The lodges were superb...especially Amalinda Lodge at Matobos Hills in Zim. It was spectacular beyond belief!!! Houseboat on Lake Kariba was pretty special too! Wildlife sighting/game drives were Chobe..Hwange and Moremi...tracked white rhino, saw meerkats up close and personal and visited the Painted Dog Conservation Ctr. Saw LOADS of elies, leopard and lions as well as many bird species and various antelope (including Oryx)! Our driver/guide, Joe, was a LEGEND!!! He was very knowledgeable, helpful, fun and an all round great guy to be with! Don't hesitate!! Sue S, VIC.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Wonderful Tour. June 2019.

My partner and I went on the 27 May tour. The weather at that time was beautiful, took a jumper just in case, never left the bag. By the time we reached Kusadasi in early June and joined the Gulet Cruise the weather was fantastic. The water temperature lets just say was brisk when first entering, still warming up from April, you will certainly enjoy this part of the tour. This is a wonderful tour and very well planned by Inspiring Vacations. Rob & Faye, VIC.


21 Day China Odyssey & Yangtze Cruise - More Than We Expected. June 2019.

We arrived home yesterday after a fabulous 21 day Odyssey China trip. Inspiring Vacations were wonderful in every sense of the word. It was more than we expected for the price. Our tour guide Ingrid from arrival at airport Chengu through to the end at Chongqing was fabulous, we all called her our tour mum for the 21 days. Free time, shopping, food & sightseeing were amazing. To those travelling in the future, enjoy! Ellen H, VIC.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Best Tour. June 2019.

We had the best tour of Sri Lanka with Inspiring Vacations. Amazing guide, bus driver and assistant. Accomodation was 5 star the whole way. Security measures in place by police and military. Did not want to leave. Thanks for the trip Inspiring Vacations. Janet H, VIC.


14 Day Magnificent Japan - Couldn't Fault It. June 2019.

We did Japan with Inspiring Vacations, couldn’t fault it, it was amazing... hopefully Vietnam next! Merrill A, TAS.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Well Worth It. June 2019. 

Hi all, got back last week from an amazing 16 day tour of Egypt. Well worth it. I'll remember it forever. I'll go back again in a few years! Good tour group, great tour guide. Jason S, VIC.


21 Day Spain, Portugal & Morocco - Very Organised. May 2019. 

The best tour I enjoyed was in Morocco, the mountain views, todgha gorges, Marrakech and more. I liked the camel ride experience in Sahara Desert. Our tour guide, Raquel Marti was excellent, very organised and well liked by everyone in the group. We had a good driver too, Mohamed. Both of them did an excellent job. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


21 Day China Odyssey & Yangtze Cruise - Trip of a Lifetime. May 2019.

Congratulations to Inspiring Vacations, this is a well put together tour, very little free time, so your seeing something new everyday. To those doing this trip, get fit now! Lots of steps and walking, but truely worth every sore muscle, it’s the trip of a life time! Thanks to our Nationalnguide Pong, you did a great job keeping “our family” together. - Lucy C, QLD. 


15 Day Timeless African Safari - Will Absolutely Book Again. May 2019. 

A wonderful first experience at booking through an advertised agency, will absolutely book again. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


10 Day Egypt with Nile Cruise - Would Recommend to Anyone. May 2019. 

I loved my visit to Egypt and our guide, Rasha Magdy, was amazing. Please acknowledge her and the wonderful time had by all 13 travellers in our group. I loved The Valley of the Kings the best, but everything we did and everywhere we went was amazing. I would certainly recommend Inspiring Vacations to anyone. Maureen K F, QLD.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Great Holiday. May 2019. 

Had a great holiday it was MUCH better than I anticipated. Have not done a group tour for years but regular traveller. The hotels wee much better than anticipated and the tour guide Nilifer was quie exceptional. So much I would have missed without her amazing knowledge and problem solving abilities. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Best Trip Ever. May 2019. 

I know this sounds silly but cannot say there is one highlight as everything has been spectaclar. Best trip ever. Greg & Kerry V. QLD.


17 Day Boutique Africa Safari - Wonderful. May 2019. 

My daughter and I have just come back from the ultimate Zimbabwe and Botswana tour. Words do not do this trip justice, it was amazing. Every day was full of surprises, accomodation was excellent. Our tour guide Lucky and driver Tham were brilliant and the local guides provided excellent information. I can’t believe the animals we saw 4 of the big 5 plus a cheetah and more animals than you could imagine. Wonderful. - Gabriele T, NSW.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Amazing Time. May 2019. 

Well organized from day 1. Sunny was amazing, full of information and stories to keep us all entertained. As a group we all got on well (apart from a couple of whingers). The hotels were good, apart from the hotel in Hakone, which although it was a good room etc... it was too far from anything. The sights were all great to visit, but we would have enjoyed more time to explore on our own, or maybe get to the hotel earlier than 6 pm. On the whole though we had an amazing time, we absolutely love Japan, its scenery, sights, good and great people. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


21 Day Explore China & Yangtze Cruise - Excellent. May 2019. 

YES. A main tour guide (Kevin, Zhu Wei) stayed with our group throughout our 21 day trip around China. A specialist guide met us at each different city to talk to us about the city. Hotels were mostly excellent and central. Excellent value for money. Far exceeded our expectations. Thanks Inspiring Vacations for our memorable trip. - Doris P, VIC.


17 Day Antiquities of Turkey & Gulet Cruise - Magical. May 2019. 

Currently in Cappadocia watching the hot air balloons flying over the top of our accommodation, just magical, some 160 balloons in the air at once. Those leaving on the 4th are in for a treat. We are into day 6 and have enjoyed every moment. Congratulations to Inspiring Vacations for organising such a wonderful experience. Cheers! ‎Rob M, VIC.