What people are saying about Emperor Tours...
Mrs M K Money Apr 2024

Ultimate Japan

We had a fantastic time on the Ultimate Japan Tour. We were part of a small group of 11 from across a range of age groups. We travelled during cherry blossom time which added another special element to our trip. The tour was full-on which enabled us to see and experience so much. A level of fitness is required as there is a lot of walking needed to fully access everything on the itinerary. Japanese hotel rooms can be very small so with this knowledge we opted to upgrade to 4 star accommodation. We were pleased we did but even so some of the hotel rooms were still quite compact especially the one in Osaka. We were given time to explore different places we visited at our own pace which we preferred rather than simply following our guide around the whole time. We had just one hiccup during the tour. The issue was dealt with speedily and was quickly resolved to our satisfaction. We would have no hesitation in booking another trip with Emperor Tours.
Mr & Mrs Brunt Apr 2024

Best of Japan

We returned home from Japan this morning and we wanted to thank you for organising a wonderful holiday. Japan is a fascinating country and we really enjoyed our time there. The tour ran smoothly, the hotels were good (and several very good) and our guide Amanda was really helpful, kind and nice to deal with. The days we had on our own were also great and we were able to explore Tokyo in more depth and at the end we enjoyed the additional time to see some more of Osaka and to visit Nara and Himeji Castle. We have many great memories and lots of photos! Many thanks once again.
Elaine & Lindsey Baum Mar 2024

Golden Triangle - India & Nepal

We are now back from our wonderful holiday to India. We want to thank you for your help in sorting this holiday for us. We had excellent drivers and guides which all made our experience amazing.
Lin, Lily, Maria & Steve May 2023

Ultimate Japan

We were a group of four on this fantastic whirlwind tour of Japan, which covered Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima amongst other sites of interest. Originally we planned to organise the trip ourselves until we discovered Emperor Tours' seventeen-day Ultimate tour of Japan, which included all the places we wanted to visit and more. We became part of a small diverse group of twelve, which was the perfect size for bonding with each other and with our delightful Japanese guide Danni. There was just the right balance of meals included (some exceeding our expectations) as well as free days to explore the local culture and landscape at our leisure. Emperor Tours was super efficient throughout and even arranged with Cathay Pacific for us to stop over in Hong Kong for an extra 5 days on the same air tickets. There were a few blips, nothing Emperor Tours couldn't sort out quickly, but they didn't spoil the overall experience of this awe inspiring trip. We would highly recommend Emperor Tours.

Mr & Mrs Bryan Aug 2022

Indochina Panorama - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday, we both had an amazing time. In Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia the guides and drivers were so helpful, kind and courteous, as were the people in the hotels and in general in those countries everyone was so nice.

We have so many happy memories and nearly 2000 pictures to remind us. The elephant sanctuary in Laos was so moving to be with such gentle giants and the people that care for them was very touching, also the food was great. We ate crickets and snake which was interesting. The food was amazing, the flavours and eating different types of food as we immersed ourselves into the different cultures.

All in all thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday and please pass our thanks to all the people in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Drivers, guides and the people behind the scenes who took care of us, amazing.

Mr & Mrs Thomas Jan 2023

Indochina Explorer - Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

Thank you for our amazing Indochina adventure, we had the most incredible time. Please send an extra special thank you to our very favourite guides who were all fantastic.

Ming in Vietnam.

Toom in Bangkok.

Kimren in Cambodia.

Tina in Chiang Mai.

They were absolutely superb. So friendly and knowledgeable, excellent company and really felt like new friends by the time we parted. Any other travellers would be very fortunate to have them.

The whole trip ran smoothly and was brilliantly professional, pick up and drop offs perfectly timed.

There were so many highlights it's impossible to list them. If I had to single one thing out it would be The White Temple in Thailand or then again Angkor Wat or maybe The stilt houses in Cambodia or the water markets in Bangkok or the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Death Valley Railway! ...See! It's impossible to pick just one.

We did love the dinner at Pocuisine, beautiful Cambodian ballet and lovely atmosphere. It was very quiet, I hope that's only because of the time of year. It was truly beautiful and an excellent dinner and service. It was a lovely evening and I'd highly recommend it to others.

Thank you for everything. Until next time.

Mr P Gibson Feb 2017

Private India

We used Emperor for a group trip to India. they were fantastic with their choice of hotels (some truly incredible) their tour guide, the whole programme and their choice of airlines for the trip. We made things quite tough for them with different members of the group travelling for different periods and arriving in and out of different airports. We specifically had some issues with one of the airlines on the return leg of our trip, through no fault of Emperor, but they did their utmost to put things right and made the journey home as pleasant as possible by meeting the cost of a lounge at the airport for us do to the shortcomings of one of the airlines checking in procedures. The pre holiday package of information was very comprehensive and we were presented with very durable luggage tags. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team in tailoring a package for a trip to India. We had an amazing culturally stimulating trip and will certainly go back to India in the future.

Mrs S Nolan Feb 2017

Private Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong Cruise

The detailed itinerary for our first visit to these Indochina countries gave us confidence we would have the time of our lives - and we did for not only did it provide guided tours to the places of interest to us, Halong Bay, Angkor Wat and the Mekong, it also included an introduction to Vietnamese and Cambodian foods like Pho, a bicycle rickshaw ride in Hanoi, and a vigorous foot massage in Siem Reap, activities that we might have been hesitant in trying. The guides were informative and caring, always there when needed and assisted in haggling in the markets. My personal favourites were the tour of the temples in Angkor and the sunset boatride there.

Mr & Mrs Harcourt Oct 2016

The Grand Emperor

We arrived back home on Friday after a fabulous three week holiday in China.

We really liked China and were impressed with our guides, who were all friendly helpful and knowledgeable, the quality of the meals and accommodation, and the way that all the arrangements worked so well. Whilst there was a slight problem with the hotel booking in Xi'an, Wendy our guide quickly resolved the matter for us.

Many thanks to you and everyone at Emperor Tours for a great holiday, we saw groups from other tour operators, and were really pleased we'd booked with you.

Mr & Mrs Gorham Oct 2016

Legendary Yangtze Cruise

We have just returned from our Legendary Yangzte Cruise holiday yesterday morning, exhausted but extremely pleased with the whole 3 weeks holiday.

The flight upgrades were certainly worth the extra money with BA.

The whole holiday went light clockwork. We were met by the local guides and their drivers at each point of our journey. All there waiting for us. Their local knowledge and friendliness was superb and made our holiday magical. It obviously helped just being the 2 of us and not part of a large group. Matt in Shanghai, Heather in Chengdu, Tom in Guilin, Betty in Xian and finally John in Beijing were excellent and really looked after us. We had some lovely meals in local restaurants. The other guides who met us for brief periods to take us from one point to another were extremely good with the exception of one who picked us up in Shanghai to go to the airport as Matt was on his day off. Seemed only interested in his lunch!

All the hotels and boats selected I cannot fault, except the Hong Kong one, which with your help we were able to change rooms and so end the holiday on a high. We upgraded cabins on the cruise to one of the two Presidential Suites as we were offered it a reduced price. Superb. Made the cruise memorable.

The content of the tour was excellent. The highlights being the Great Wall, the cookery lesson, the two cruises, cormorant fishing the Terracotta Army, rickshaw ride and of course the pandas. All the other trips were good and helped kept us busy!

The methods of transport were expertly arranged and everything clicked. The bullet train was amazing.

We would have liked a few more days in Shanghai, but that's something we can do later.

On the whole a really magical holiday. Thank you for organising the whole tour. Your help and advice has been without question first class. Being able to deal with you on a personal level has been a godsend to us after years of dealing with the bigger tour operators and helped make a special holiday for us even more special. I will certainly be telling anybody thinking of going to China to come to your company first.

Mr & Ms Reilly Sep 2016

Bespoke China

We've just returned from our three week China tour and wanted to say a massive "Thank you!" for the way you interpreted our brief. We had an absolutely amazing holiday which was greatly enhanced by the quality of the guides and the amazing accommodation you arranged for us. All of the internal rail travel and flights worked very well.

Mr Tarner Mar 2016

Along the Mekong

I have travelled to both China and Vietnam and Cambodia with Emperor Tours and found their itineraries very comprehensive, well organised and hotel accommodation of the highest quality. I would have every confidence in travelling with them again and would recommend them unreservedly.

Mr & Mrs Duncan Feb 2016

Bespoke Indochna

A fantastic trip with Emperor Tours

We travelled to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in January on a private tour organised by Emperor Tours. We altered their 'off the shelf' tour to give us non guided days at Hoi An and a longer cruise at Halong Bay, which Richard from Emperor was happy to do. The trip was fantastic. The hotels were amazing and the menus chosen by the guides could not have been bettered. At each airport a guide and driver were waiting for us and we were so impressed by the knowledge and helpfulness of the guides. Even when our cruise on Halong Bay was cancelled because of bad weather our guide rearranged the itinerary so that we enjoyed our cruise a day later. We would certainly recommend Emperor Tours. Their communications are first class and we will certainly be booking with them again in the future.

Mr Epstein Dec 2015

Bespoke Myanmar

Just a note to thank you for arranging my tour to Burma/Myanmar 24 December - 30 December 2015.

 It was a great trip. My guide Yee of Golden Trip was very helpful and knowledgeable and 'handled' me very well! All the arrangements - travel, hotels, drivers, boatman - worked out excellently and, within the limits of a one week trip to popular tourist centres, I learnt a great deal about Myanmar, Buddhism, history and culture. The Princess Resort on Inle Lake is outstanding, and worth the high prices one has to pay for it!

 I will certainly recommend your services to others who wish to visit Asia on a tour. It was perfect for me!

Mr & Mrs Robertson Nov 2015

Indochina Experience

Just a brief e-mail to thank you for the excellent holiday we had over the last three weeks. Everything worked like clockwork, the quality of hotels and food were excellent and on the whole the drivers and guides were first class. We may have some constructive comments for you once we have got over our jet lag [hence the time of this note] , we would be more than happy to talk to you anytime.

During our trip we met many people and were able to highly recommend your company and would be happy to take a holiday with your company in the future.

Why we stand out from the crowd

Our priority is customer satisfaction, and to achieve this we aim to give you a personalised service. You can be assured that when booking with us there will be no hidden costs. We do not cut-corners to save money, and all hotels and restaurants are of a high standard and quality. To us you are an individual, not just a number. Our staff have either lived or travelled in China and Indochina, creating and personally running tours, for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of people travelling to Asia is second to none.

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