Enrichment Journeys Testimonials
"We appreciate being able to experience many cultural activities (calligraphy, tea ceremony, tai chi, etc) as well as see amazing sights that we have heard so much about. The trip was very busy with not much down time but that’s why we chose this Journey - to see and experience as much as possible of Asia in a relatively short period of time. The Enrichment Journey itinerary more than fulfilled our wish. Flights, guides, tours, meals, accommodations, the whole package - extremely well done, as always!" - Rob & Val 11/2017
"Best trip ever, [Journey to Geneva, Provence and Santorini]." - Danity L. 7/2017
"All the arrangements made for us worked perfectly. The trip was long but we experienced no delays and everything was timed perfectly. Good job air dept. Qatar Airlines is absolutely wonderful. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our flights with them. Spoils us for other airlines. Anyway, wanted to let you know we are in our hotel in Singapore and couldn't be happier." - Eileen A. 3/2017
"Enrichment Journey offered us a chance of a lifetime. Not only did we see some of the world's oldest sights, made by a civilization who's inventions, are still being used today, but we also came away with new knowledge, experience and insights into the life of our Asian brethren. We have already made reservations with Enrichment Journey for another experience." - Daniel S. 2/2017
"During our recent trip, we ran into a slight bump in our journey. While in Vienna, I went online to check in with the airline. While there, I attempted to pre-pay for extra luggage. After working through the site and providing credit card info, the site informed me that they wished to charge me more than €300 rather than the expected €35. I was unable to resolve the difference, and just left the transaction expecting to complete the process at the terminal. The airline cancelled our booking (although I was checked in) because they could not complete the credit card transaction. We did not find this out until we were attempting to physically check in for the flight at the terminal. The OVC (EJ) representative stepped right in and got everything straightened out helping us hurdle the language barrier and work through the bureaucracy of the airline. Without her assistance, we would have probably been left on the tarmac in Vienna. Thanks again for the great service that helped us have a fantastic trip." - James B. 11/2016
"I just returned from an EJ trip to Japan and China. I wanted to thank you for the great job that EJ does for it's clients and at the same time give kudos to our tour guide Peter from Beijing. He did a fantastic job for our group and I just wanted you to know that he is the best. Also CiCi in Xian was also great. Hope to see you on another EJ trip sometime in the future" - Neil M. 11/2016
"Iceland was amazing. The food and the locations we went to were great." - Paul W. 6/2016
"Renee Radabaugh (Cultural Exp) made the trip. She was absolutely wonderful. She dealt with changes on the fly very, very well. She could not have done a better job." - L. Wolff 5/2016
"We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our recent Enrichment Journeys trip in South America. First class all the way!! From the moment we came through customs in Buenos Aries to Juan Carlos shepherding us through the chaos of Lima Airport we were so well looked after. The Infinity was a lovely ship with great ports of call, excellent entertainment, wonderful weather, even around the Horn. The land portion of the tour with ... guides was fabulous. We normally travel on our own so it was very nice to not have to worry about anything except taking photos and drinking in the experience. We had great expectations for this trip and they were all met or exceeded. Fabulous guides who had the patience of saints, quality hotels, comfortable buses, excellent food. All in all, a trip of a lifetime. We are already recommending it to friends." - Michele and Doug 4/2016
"I just returned home [from] one of the most amazing experiences of my life, traveling with Enrichment Journeys to China and Eastern Asia. It was a first class trip. Thank you for all your work in answering my questions and making the trip perfect for my needs. I would love to use Enrichment [Journeys] again as I look at travel to the Holy Land." - Sharon 3/2016
"We loved everything Enrichment Journeys put together. It truly was incredible to see Iguazu Falls, and we were fortunate enough to be able to see the Falls up close before they closed many trails due to flooding. Our guide was terrific and the Loi Suites very very comfortable." - Val and Keith 3/2016
"I am very happy to say that ALL aspects of of our trip were excellent!! The China package was exceptional. All the hotels, meals, tours, guides, transportations, etc., were outstanding and top-notch. I couldn't be more pleased."
"What an experience! The trip was just amazing. We had three extraordinary guides: Julie, Alan, and Susan. Their logistical expertise, knowledge, warmth and good humor were unparalleled. The drivers were also very good. The buses were comfortable. The fellow travelers were a most compatible and convivial group. The venues we visited were spectacular. We learned so much every day. The evening entertainments were fantastic. We are very glad we pursued this trip with many others who had previous positive experiences with Enrichment Journeys and we've all agreed to share future travel possibilities around the globe."
"25 day Holy Land... Can’t say enough good things. Everything [was] coordinated, great guides, bus on time getting to each location. This was a great trip and other travelers felt the same way. Yes the cost was high, but would never have been able to do it for less. Because the agenda and hotels were arranged, it removed much stress. Would I do another trip with Enrichment Journeys… YES."
"Just wanted to send u a quick note from the end of our fantastic journey. It has been a wonderful and educational trip. Everything has been top notch during our travels in China, and of course on the Celebrity cruise too. We would highly recommend "Enrichment Journeys" and probably do another trip... in the future. Dick has been quite a trooper thru it all and even climbed The Great Wall!!"
"We had a marvelous trip with Katherine as our trip guide and Yoandrry as our local guide. Two people who went out of their way and over the top to make our trip wonderful. Everything was well organized to every detail. Cuba is a country not to be missed before it is over developed."
"What a fabulous trip! So many amazing sites!"
"This was a fantastic trip! Tour guides and hotels were outstanding... Enjoyed the Century and our fellow passengers. Everything about this trip was seamless and well organized. I am a well-seasoned independent traveler, and this trip far exceeded all of my expectations. It was fabulous!"
"Our trip has been wonderful and we have one last stop to go in Bangkok before we get to Singapore... This has been a pinch me am I here trip."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our Enrichment Journey to Dubai and Bangkok and the cruise from Singapore. Everything was just perfect on the entire vacation, and Val and I want to pass on to you our high commendations for this trip, our second Enrichment Journey. The tours, guides, hotels and airline arrangements pre-arranged by Enrichment Journeys were out of this world and we had absolutely no complaints. The hotels, especially the Dubai Marriott and Dusit Thani in Bangkok were first class all the way... congratulations on arranging these for our tour group. All our fellow travelers on this trip also seemed very impressed with this vacation package and felt that the value was outstanding. Now, a number of these first-time Enrichment Journey customers that we met recently want to join us on next year's Enrichment Journey to the Australia Outback and New Zealand cruise. Please pass on our 100% customer satisfaction for this Enrichment Journey to your staff. Thanks so much for all your work on our behalf. We had a wonderful and truly memorable vacation."
"Our expectations were definitely exceeded. The itinerary was great: the tours, guides, food were excellent. The ship: beautiful! I especially enjoyed the artists' village tour in Budapest. Salzburg: the free time was too long. The hotel in Budapest and Prague were very nice. Joey had also recommended s hotel in Amsterdam Hotel Citadel. It was very centrally located and very nice. The transition to hotels and ship, there was no wait time. Evidence of very good logistics in the background for that to happen. Thanks! David, your president, was traveling with us and was wonderful. His recommendations and attention to detail couldn't have been nicer. I believe we got the Royal treatment! We will definitely recommend Enrichment Journeys, Ama Waterways and Online Vacation Center to friends and family."
"First of all and most remarkable, we had no schedule problems. All of our flights were prompt and comfortable. The Enrichment Journey guides for China were exceptional. David, our leader, was always attentive to specific needs and was very willing to share his life experiences with us, as were the other guides. The program for each of our cities - Shanghai, Xian and Beijing - exceeded our expectations. The extra shows - acrobatics, dance and Kungfu - as well as the special meals of dumplings and Peking Duck simply added to the enrichment of the trip. Our hotels were comfortable and well located. I know that a great deal of hard work and planning has gone into making this particular trip so special and we want to thank you and Enrichment Journeys for making this a "trip of a lifetime"! Secondly, the cruise with Celebrity was quite nice. We had traveled on one other Celebrity ship and the Millennium is perfectly adequate for the travel needs through Asia. We enjoyed the size of the boat and the cruise ports worked for us. We hired our own private guides for Vietnam and Thailand which made this part of the trip very special... we tailored our tours to our interests and needs and we were fortunate to have outstanding guides throughout Vietnam and Thailand. The combination of land and sea tours created by Enrichment Journeys is truly unique in the travel world. You continue to meet and exceed our wishes and expectations! We are hoping to go to Australia on the upcoming Enrichment Journey. The itinerary covers everything a first-time visitor to Australia would want to see and do."
"While there were a few issues along the way, the vast majority of our trip was wonderful. Thanks for helping us make wonderful memories."
"We are still talking about the trip. One of the best, if not THE best. It was all so wonderful. My family said they would do another one!"
"We just returned from a combination land Tour of Ireland (4 days) and Scotland (4 days) with a six day return on the Queen Mary 2 in July 2014. We were very happy with Enrichment Journeys. The land tour was excellent. The guide, Erwin, an Irishman, was very articulate and knowledgeable. We stayed at 4 star hotels. They even tweaked the itinerary so we were in Limerick for the first two days rather than Dublin. This worked out very well since we were visiting the Cliffs of Mohr on the west coast. The drive from Limerick was much closer than Dublin. Good call, Enrichment Journeys. We were in Glasgow for the Scottish leg of the land tour. Declan, our bus driver was adept at negotiating tight situations. On the last day, Enrichment Journeys treated us to a free dinner for the group with complimentary wine as well. The food was good and it was a good way for us to say good bye to Declan and Erwin as well as our time as a group. We enjoyed all of the excursions on the land tour phase. It was an ambitious excursion itinerary and at times I felt it was too ambitious. But you can't fault Enrichment Journeys for trying to pack the value into the activity. Upon boarding the Queen Mary 2, we all went our separate ways except for occasional hallway greetings. Regarding the Queen Mary 2, what can you say? She is an elegant grand lady and Cunard does a great job. The cabin was spacious for the price and the food in the main dining room was the best 'main dining room' food I have encountered in my cruising experience (Norwegian, Holland America, and Celebrity). A couple of the wines in the package I chose were not very good, but I have to accept some of that responsibility. Since it was a bundle of air, land excursions, hotel, transfers, and cruise, my wife and I found it to be an excellent value, so much so that we have booked Enrichment Journeys land tour/river cruise of the Danube next year. Wow! What an itinerary! Was everything perfect? No. My wife and I encountered three glitches, but Enrichment Journeys worked with us and resolved the issues to our satisfaction. It was one of our best travel experiences ever. And I got to watch the much of the World Cup on the QM2. What a treat!"
"I was so pleased to see the response from Enrichment Journeys - Travel Company. It shows they are genuinely interested in pleasing their clients! I have not been on any trips with this company, but have dealt with Online Vacation Center and have always been pleased with their arrangements. My husband and I just booked Enrichment Journeys package called "Journey to Machu Picchu and South America" for January 2015. I will be sure to post my findings when I return. Thus far my dealings have been stellar!!! I dealt with Joey who was very friendly, and most of all very professional in booking my trip. The price for this trip was very good. I have been looking for the last couple of years for a trip just like this. I find the price very fair. I always come to this site to check on what people feel about lodging, trips etc. I am so glad again that the problems others encountered were answered by Enrichment Journeys and look forward to a wonderful trip!!!"
"What a fabulous trip. Please pass our compliments and our satisfaction to Dave and the rest of the staff. You have some really great folks working there. We look forward to many more trips and have already told numerous friends about the whole package. That was the highlight.....knowing everything was done for us! A special thank you for the last day! We had an unexpected tour around Singapore on the transfer to the airport. Apparently it was too early to get to the hotel so we were taken around and given some free time to explore. Nice touch!!! We didn't want the trip to end....and it didn't! Can't wait to see your next super duper package. Stay in touch! We promise we will get you lots of our friends on the next one!"
"Rita and I greatly enjoyed our recent Enrichment Journeys trip. We would like to congratulate David Gevanthor and his staff for putting together a well-designed itinerary for the land portion of our trip in China, and for organizing the logistics and all the details that resulted in a memorable travel experience. We did have to get up early on some mornings, but it was worth it. The evening programs on some of the days were indeed a surprise, and all were interesting. We also appreciated meeting David, a great hands-on manager, and Marc and Jessica. After getting exposed to the hard-to-understand and not very helpful tour guides on the three Celebrity-organized excursions we took in Vietnam, we really appreciated our guides on the Enrichment trips in China: Lily – a great person with real leadership qualities - Leo in Shanghai, Carol in Xian and Alan in Shanghai. They did a great job informing us about the places we visited and telling us about their own lives, all in clear, easily understandable English. Maybe the Chinese government tourist organization that employs them deserves some of the credit as well. Foreign accents are no problem as long as the speaker speaks slowly, but combining a strong accent with rapid-fire delivery , as the Vietnamese guides did, ruins the message."
"We were very happy with the trip and all the arrangements. The guides were special and very knowledgeable. The itinerary was fantastic if a little intense at times. We could have used a couple of afternoons off from touring, though I don't know what I would be willing to give up to have that time off. Once again, thank you for making this trip happen for us and for all your help in the planning."
"We were so fortunate to get so much for what we paid for this trip, we couldn't believe it. Our guides all throughout our trip were very knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant. We especially enjoyed David who had a great sense of humor."