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''The Big Journey Company is a UK based Escorted Tour Holiday Agency providing tours to some amazing destinations around the world. We personally escort our tours, along with English speaking local guides to ensure you get the best of both worlds - the professionalism of our service topped off with the in-depth knowledge of a local guide. We offer unique itineraries and interesting activities, teaming you up in small groups of likeminded travellers.''

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★★★★★

“Years of memories!”

Written on: 03/12/2013 by Profman8 (1 review written)

We took the imperial jewels of china tour with the add on to Hong Kong. A tour to my mind should be educational, friendly, well-organised and full of moments to remember. This tour succeeded on all fronts. Hotels were well located and high end. The guides used were very honest and delightfully friendly. We learned so much about life in china. Baggage was collected from outside rooms and well organised with no problems. The group gelled quickly into a friendly and helpful bunch partly thanks to… Read Full Review

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“Would never of thought that we would visit China”

Written on: 12/11/2013 by Malcolm-Trish (1 review written)

This was our 1st escorted tour, we went on the Imperial Jewels of China Tour. The 1st day we visited the Temple of Heaven, Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City followed by a Peaking Duck Dinner. Day 2 we walked the Great Wall and this was a fantastic feeling, followed by a trip to see the Birds Nest at the Olympic stadium. Day 3 we visited the Summer Palace, then flew onto Xi'an, the next day we went and saw the famous Terracotta Warriors. The tour so far had been fantastic, thinking it can't get… Read Full Review

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“First Class Customer Service”

Written on: 30/10/2013 by Mattc7 (1 review written)

We have arranged our honeymoon through Big Company and it's without hesitation that I write this review. We found the communication always professional, prompt and comprehensive in organising a bespoke tour of Vietnam. The company benefits from tour agents on the ground which allows Big Company to offer more than it's competitors, with many of our tours arranged solely for both of us. This also means we received a very competitive quote. It was never onerous communicating with the Big… Read Full Review

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“WOW!!”

Written on: 14/10/2013

This is a first.!!!! We have just returned from an escorted holiday to Kenya, safari and beach holiday.We have travelled a lot and this is the very first time I have felt compelled to put pen to paper. From the very first telephone conversation until we landed back at Heathrow the whole experience has been outstanding. (Even the balloon safari that I was so reluctant to join but wow, am I glad that I did, I am still smiling about it!!) Jo in the office, thank you answering all my mindless… Read Full Review

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“What a trip!”

Written on: 11/10/2013

We had a fantastic holiday with The Big Journey Company. Our safari and beach resort exceeded all expectations. Plenty of help and advise before we left from the girls in the office, thank you. From the moment we landed the escorts and guides could not have been more helpful and attentive, enabling us to relax and fully enjoy our holiday. The safari drivers were very knowledgable and friendly, they were particularly helpful in sorting out all the tips/gratuities at each location, so you didn't… Read Full Review

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“Amazing safari and beach holiday”

Written on: 08/10/2013 by Patjp (2 reviews written)

This was my first experience of an escorted holiday but it won't be my last with the Big Journey Company! From the pre booking questions and emails, right through to the 'welcome home' email, the whole experience was fantastic. So and his team went out of their way to ensure that everything ran smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time. The safari drivers, and Joyce and So, our escorts, were all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful (and our jeeps were by far the best we saw while we were… Read Full Review

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“Great trip”

Written on: 28/07/2013

My wife and I went on a Peru week long trip lead by So the owner of BJ. Our side was put together at the last minute by heroic effort by So as he also booked us a 10 day tour of central Ecuador, a land tour in the Galapagos and a week on a dive yacht in the Galapagos. It was one of the best trips in our lives. Food and accomadations were first rate and the tours hit everything of importance. So was the host with the tour group on the Peru portion of the tour and is a true gentleman… Read Full Review

By Bigjourney

Written on: 29/07/2013

Many thanks for your kind comments and we'll make sure Sohrab gets the positive feedback also. If you have any photos from the Tour that you would be happy for us to share on our facebook page please email them to us. Thanks again, The Big Journey Team.

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“Northern Lights were amazing!”

Written on: 12/04/2013 by Bmax1 (1 review written)

This adventure fulfilled a lifelong dream to experience the Northern Lights and Norwegian culture first hand. The ship and facilities onboard were good, offshore excursions were excellent although it would be beneficial for the local guides to provide a little more historic/technical information. Our Big Journey escort was also excellent, very personable -idle going away with family. This is one more adventure we can "scratch" off our "bucket list" Thank you DRI and Big Journey for offering… Read Full Review

By Bigjourney

Written on: 29/07/2013

Many thanks for your kind comments it's always good to know our guests feedback. Thanks again, The Big Journey Team.

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“Brilliant Norway Cruise”

Written on: 12/04/2013 by dalenan (1 review written)

We were excited when we read about The Big Journey Company's escorted trip to Norway and the Northern Lights emphasis. Seeing the Aurora Borealis has been on our bucket list and we jumped at the chance to go with Diamond Resorts International and The Big Journey. We were somewhat apprehensive about the temperatures in Norway but the friendly people at each excursion provided appropriate attire for the activity. The best part was the fantastic Northern Lights display on multiple nights. We… Read Full Review

By Bigjourney

Written on: 29/07/2013

Many thanks for your kind comments and weren't we lucky with the Northern Lights display! Thanks again, The Big Journey Team.

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“WAY BEYOND BUCKET LIST”

Written on: 06/04/2013

Extraordinary beyond words; unexpected sightings (lioness stalk, kill, feast, leopard kill/feed, two male lions feasting on young zebra, python stretched across the road, etc). So was ever attentive, overseeing everyone's needs/wants. Ngochi was a walking encyclopedia and an experienced driver. Both had a sense of humor and kindly personalities. The food was ALWAYS excellent, countless selections and polite, efficient servers/chefs. There was NOTHING I did not like, except I felt I was… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/07/2013

Many thanks for your kind comments and we'll make sure Sohrab gets the positive feedback also. Thanks again, The Big Journey Team.

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“Once in a lifetime experience”

Written on: 21/02/2013 by Tony579 (1 review written)

The safari to Kenya was our first group trip. Everything about the safari exceeded our expectations. From picking us up at the airport, until returning us there. Previously we had never heard of Big Journey, but we would not hesitate a minute to book with them again. The safari camps far exceeded our expectations, the food was out of this world and all waiters and staff were very friendly. Our guides were superb; so personal, so knowledgable, so skilled. They made our trip stress free… Read Full Review

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“6 Holidays So Far...”

Written on: 09/02/2013 by StumpyJohn (1 review written)

We have been on 6 escorted holidays with Big Journey Company, and the fact that we come back time and again is testament to the quality and enjoyment, good company and value for money we have experienced over the years. The knowledge that the trips are organised to the last detail in order to provide us with entertainment, comfort and security ensures that we always have a really good time… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Kenya Safari!!!”

Written on: 06/02/2013 by DickFromSedona (1 review written)

Everything about their Kenya Safari is first class but with an affordable price. Each day of our 10 day trip topped the previous day. We saw most all the wild animal species and up close and personal from our pop top van. We also saw a live pursuit and catch of females lions catching a wart hog and also saw male lions feeding on a zebra carcus and a leapord feeding on a gazille he had hauled up a tree. 4 optional side trips were also interesting and affordable. Our Big Journey host and his… Read Full Review

By Bigjourney

Written on: 29/07/2013

Many thanks for your kind comments, we do try to go the extra mile for our guests so we're pleased you enjoyed your Kenya Safari so much. If you have any photos from the Tour that you would be happy for us to share on our facebook page please email them to us. Thanks again, The Big Journey Team.

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“Julie Cooper China Tour”

Written on: 22/01/2013 by OllieBrittan (1 review written)

Fantastic holiday and we have left feeling that we have seen all the major sights of China and more. I would definitely recommend The Big Journey Company. Our Chinese tour guides were excellent - very informative and happy to answer any questions. So, our Big Journey escort is very calm and relaxed and always there to help with any problems – everything ran very smoothly and to time… Read Full Review

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“A Fabulous Experience”

Written on: 15/01/2013 by pwilcock1 (1 review written)

This was our first ever Safari and we were pleasantly suprised how good all the accommodation, food and service was considering we were in remote locations. Our driver guide Sande was a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable man. He added so much to the Safari with his knowledge of Kenya, Animals, Plants and Birds. Sohrab our Big Journey Escort was instrumental in the great success of the holiday and Safari, with his enthusiasm and organisation, keeping us to a tight schedule, but… Read Full Review

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“Holidays of a Lifetime”

Written on: 22/11/2012 by pqcolley (1 review written)

We have now been on 3 tours with The Big Journey Company and each has been superb. Each tour gave us a taste of the country visited and had been organised to ensure that the activities rolled seamlessly into each other, with a local guide to provide the information necessary to appreciate everything. Previous to these tours we had organised our own travel, itineraries etc but our first tour with The Big Journey Company to China was so stress free and relaxed that we have now been to Kenya and… Read Full Review

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“Seamless & Problem Free Holidays”

Written on: 23/10/2012 by Russell_E (1 review written)

We have had two holidays with The Big journey Company. Both were fabulous and great experiences that will last long in our memories: Our first was a seven night safari in Kenya and a three day stay on edge of the Indian Ocean, just North of Mombasa. On safari we saw just about every wild animal you could expect to see including, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, elephants, hyena, hippos and so many more. Our guide was both friendly and knowledgeable and ensured we saw Kenya as we could have… Read Full Review

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