Reviews from recently returned customers


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Wonderful Holiday. April 2019. 

We have had a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka (which finishes today). We were fortunate to have an outstanding tour leader (Asanka); excellent driver (Saman) and very able assistant (Shalika). They ensured we had the best experience that they could deliver. As a consequence, our group gelled and friendships formed, as we experienced the diverse culture, flora and fauna. Curt & Mechele S, QLD.


13 Day Iconic China - Amazing. April 2019. 

The China experience was amazing. The tour is excellent value for money. The tours were beyond our expectations. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Fabulous. April 2019.

We just had the most fabulous two weeks. Weather was perfect every day. Wonderful new friendships formed and tears all round on our departure. A perfectly organized tour... not a hiccup anywhere. Well done Inspiring Vacations! We didn't want to leave. Tony S, NSW.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Excellent. March 2019.

Very well organised from start to finish, excellent guide, itinerary was excellent, hotels excellent. Need to ensure that all amounts are quoted in Australian dollars for all parts/aspects of the trip. Overall a very enjoyable holiday, good value for money. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Definitely Recommending. March 2019. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, the locations were fantastic and interesting, it was fun and exciting. We will definitely be recommending Inspiring Vacations to everyone... have already. Thank you, Inspiring Vacations. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


18 Day China Gems - A Trip to be Remembered. March 2019.

We enjoyed all aspects of the tour, however be prepared for a lot of walking, some days on the itinerary were a little to long and quite tiring. All our Tour Guides were very helpful and extremely informative. Jack was with us for the entire tour through China and was there 24/7 to answer all our questions and help us to manage the transfers and train trips, which were quite amazing. It was a trip to be remembered. Thanks to Alex our dedicated support agent for all his help in planning our trip. Finally we will certainly be looking at future Tours with Inspiring Vacations. Clive & Pamela R, NSW.



10 Day Egypt with Nile Cruise - Amazing. March 2019.

I have just finished my tour in Egypt with 12 others and love it. Our Inspiring Vacations guide, Rasha Magdy, was amazing, organizing every detail with a smile,,, nothing was a hassle. Le Meridien Hotel was great with views of the Pyramids from every room. Our trip down the Nile to The Valley of the Kings was a highlight as was the Abu Simbel Rameses II Temple. Enjoy your visit, it's mind blowing to see the amazing history of Egypt. Maureen F, QLD.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Exceptional. March 2019. 

All the planning and organisation for the tour was exceptional. The pre-departure assistance and information was outstanding. Very enjoyable overall and excellent way to travel and enjoy a holiday to Japan. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Well Done. March 2019.

A top tour! We have just completed our 15 days, well done Inspiring Vacations. A big thanks to our driver, bus helper and of course our guide Kamal, all three ensured that all needs were covered and that everyone was happy. How can you not be happy in such an amazing country? David & Gail A, QLD.


17 Day India Uncovered - Excellent. March 2019.

The tour of Rajasthan plus Varanasi and Amritsar I completed recently was excellent. It was a great mix of good hotels, a great guide, fabulous palaces, forts and temples with a small mix (we had 5 people) and I loved just about every moment of it. Kathy T, NZ.


17 Day Magical Moroccan - Knowledgeable Guide. March 2019. 

Our guide, Khalid Daoulti was one of the assets of the trip. He was organised, knowledgeable, entertaining and had a great sense of humour. He was on to our needs almost before we were. It was great to have him around. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Amazing Experience. March 2019.

We have just completed a 16 day tour of Egypt with Inspiring Vacations. I can't speak highly enough of how well organized, great hotels and most importantly how knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and warm our guide Ahmed Badr was. He was there for our every need, handled difficult situations with professionalism and diplomacy. I would highly recommend this tour and particularly, Ahmed. Thank you for an amazing experience. Ros M, NSW.


17 Day Authentic Japan - Well Organised. March 2019.

I had a wonderful time with loads of fabulous memories. Well organised tour and value for money. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Fantastic Holiday. March 2019.

What a fantastic holiday!!! Our guide, Achi, was amazing and her knowledge and passion really enhanced our trip. Virginia D, QLD.


17 Day Magical Moroccan - Outstanding. March 2019.

The tour was wonderful. The guide, Khalid, was outstanding. His local knowledge, local contacts and experience made the tour. The tour itself was great, too many brilliant experiences to name any as the best. I enjoyed the fact that after I arrived at the airport everything was thanked care of, transport, accommodation, tours and even tips. Thank you, for a truly memorable experience. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Brilliant. March 2019.

Our guide Ahmed was brilliant. He was professional, diplomatic, knowledgeable and with a good sense of humour. Ahmed was able to respond to difficulties with ease. He was caring, patient and tolerant and great fun to be with. He made this excellent tour of Egypt even more brilliant. Catherine B, NSW.


17 Day Magical Moroccan - Truly Exceptional. March 2019.

Have to make special mention of our guide Khalid who was truly exceptional, professional and very informative. Organising a kitty for tips while on tour to be paid by Khalid was an inspiring idea which took the pressure of the participants and made the trip stress free as far as I was concerned. All in all we had a great time and will definitely be looking to Inspiring Vacations for our next adventure. Allen A, NSW.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Amazing Time. March 2019.

We are having a truly amazing time on this trip. Our tour guide Helmy is fantastic, he is so knowledgeable about everything, he is an Egyptologist and amazes us with his knowledge. Pam S, NSW.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Wonderful Trip. March 2019.

This trip has been wonderful! The hotels have been amazing, our guide was excellent. You will need a degree of fitness for Sigiriya Rock but you can take your time; otherwise everything else is easy. Lyn B, QLD.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Invaluable Tour Guide. March 2019.

The entire experience was amazing. Ahmed our tour director was so polished, professional and extremely capable in any situation. His knowledge and perception of the Ancient History was invaluable in helping me to try and understand the wonderful monuments, tombs etc. left behind. The help and suggestions of where to find local restaurants and shopping were insightful. The preparation that Ahmed had obviously gone to was evident in all aspects of my enjoyment of this tour. I cannot speak too highly of Ahmed’s capacity to meld a group of strangers into a group of friends ensuring we look out for each other. Suzanne W, NSW.


17 Day Magical Moroccan - Wonderful Holiday. March 2019.

It was a wonderful experiential holiday. The tour leader Khalid was excellent and he made sure that everyone enjoyed the experience. Conrad P, NZ.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Best Tour Guide Possible. March 2019.

We just arrived back last night. We had the best tour guide possible - Arnold Lash. He catered for everyone's needs. Our group started off as individuals and ended as a cohesive community. Can't recommend it highly enough. Kerry G, NSW.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Amazing Tour. March 2019. 

As a seasoned traveler, I have just finished an amazing tour. Fascinating, hypnotic & magical. Our guide Ahmed Badr was a fountain of knowledge, backed by his historical reference. He never left a question unanswered & gave us a real insight into all aspects of Egyptian life. He really “gets the Australian Traveller". There was a good balance of free time & plenty of suggestions on where to eat & what was value for money to buy. 5 star accommodation all the way. We will all be going home with a friend not just a memory of a tour guide. Well done Inspiring Vacations. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


17 Day India Uncovered - Great Hotels. March 2019. 

Great hotels. Excellent guide. Good driver. Lovely people to enjoy the sights with. Food really good too. All that and the most beautiful building in the world - the Taj Mahal! Kathy T, Northland, NZ.


13 Day Luxury Rajasthan - Great Guide. February 2019.

Our guide Gaurang was great. Temperament, problem solving, personality all fabulous. The driver was amazing, getting the bus through impossibly small passages when we were forced to detour due to a strike. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - So Interesting. February 2019

Our tour guide Achi was exceptional as a guide.She was so instrumental in making the tour such a memorable one. Her local knowledge and enthusiasm for everything Sri Lanka was amazing. Sri Lanka was so interesting. The scenery, the parks, the animals, the walks and the birds and smiling people. I was amazed to see a leopard in the wild. John P, VIC.


16 Day Treasures of Egypt - Most Excellent. February 2019.

Our tour guide Ahmed Badr was amazing. He was, warm, friendly, witty, knowledgeable, passionate about the history and a pillar of strength when one of the participants fell and needed a hospital stay before heading home. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our first organised tour [usually arrange our own itinerary] and loved having the pre purchased tickets to attractions. Overall a most excellent two weeks. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Fantastic Experience. February 2019.

This was a well organized, fantastic experience! Tour guide, Kamal, was brilliant - passionate about his country, very personable, helpful and great fun - use him again please! The itinerary, although hectic at times, was great and the down time at the end was appreciated and a must. Can’t fault Inspiring Vacations and their sub contractors for this holiday. Well done. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


19 Day Norway Winter Wonderland - Highly Recommend. February 2019.

We enjoyed a wonderful Norway Winter Wonderland package. The hotels were very good and while rooms were small, they were clean and the included breakfast was sensational with many very good choices available. Very good value, particularly in an expensive country like Norway. The organised tour in Oslo was very well run. Frida was friendly, knowledgable and very professional. Getting to Flam was well organised and we were able to simply relax and enjoy the stunning fjord views. The Hotel at Flam was nice and again provided a superb breakfast spread. The Flam Railway journey and then the train to Oslo journeys provided more of the same, excellent organisation and another picture postcard scene around each corner. We highly recommend this holiday. Anonymous Survey Feedback.


15 Day Sri Lanka Uncovered - Nailed it. February 2019

The hotel in Kandy is by far the best one we have been to. On our safari, you wouldn’t t believe how many elephants we saw. There was a herd of about 30 including babies What a treat, even saw a leopard! It was a great day. They promote the holiday as a 5 star experience and I think they have nailed it. It isn’t a relaxing holiday, it is go go go! but great. Pauline D, QLD.