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It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!

I would like to share my experience of 'Eureka Europe' - Flamingo Travels! This travel story of mine happened at approx 3200 meters on Mt Titlis, Switzerland. By narrating this story I am trying to introduce you to the true Flamingo spirit! Our trip was indeed memorable because it was our honeymoon! Flamingo is the best in business because they know to touch hearts and being our honeymoon, they made sure that we get an extra night in Paris. We arrived a day early to Paris and got time to explore the city of love! We couldn't ask for more! After Paris and a few other wonderful destinations, we arrived in Switzerland. Our third day at Switzerland was planned for Mt Titles. Being a very beautiful place, Mt. Titlis experiences a heavy rush of tourist every day. Mr. Kiran Patel being our guide was very supportive of his approach and guiding us throughout the trip! Kiran Bhai instructed us really well about the situations in advance, so we all members were ready on time in the morning. We reached on the mountain earlier than other tours and we enjoyed the great weather and exciting snow activities without any rush. Our lunch was scheduled for 12:30 pm at the first base of Mt. Titlis, at the restaurant named as Trubsee. All members were supposed to reach there by the time. Now comes the tricky part! On the top of the mountain, there is a very popular PhotoStudio(www.phototitlis.ch) which dresses up the tourists in a traditional way and clicks a very beautiful photo for a souvenir. As it was our honeymoon, we thought to have a memorable photo for ourselves as well. It was already 11:30 so I told Kiran Bhai to leave for the lunch as we will come down ourselves after photo shoot to join everyone by the lunchtime. He agreed and all our tour members started leaving by 360° ropeway. But there was a trouble! It was almost 12:30 and we still were in a que. I called Kiran Bhai and make him aware of the situation. He told me to be calm and continue with the shoot as lunch is not yet started. It's about 12:50 and still, we were in a queue. Lunch was about to finish downstairs. There were other tourists in the queue with us. As the time passes by, many of their respective tour guides started internal arguments regarding time issues with the passengers. Their tour guides were blaming the passengers for being late and literally forcing them to leave the queue and skip the photo shoot, or else no one will be responsible if they miss the tour. It was surprising and strange for us. We were feeling fortunate as our tour guide was being very supportive. It was about 1:00 now, we were getting panic and thought of leaving the queue as it was a time to leave for a bus. I called Kiran Bhai again to start leaving or the ground as we will skip the lunch and join all directly on the bus. Now is the beautiful part. Kiran Bhai literally convinced us that it is absolutely fine that we would be late, as all other passengers were aware of the situation and they told Kiran Bhai that they would wait for us. It was so overwhelming for us! We finished shoot around 1:30 pm, one hour late! We rushed to the ropeway and reached Trubsee at 1:45. Everyone along with Kiran Bhai was happily waiting for us. They all made sure that we do not skip the delicious Pavbhaji of Trubsee. As we started having lunch, co-passengers started leaving for the ground. Mr. Kiran Bhai was waiting especially for us and he came down with us. We had a very good photo memory which we shared with everyone. It was family like feeling which words can't describe. We were truly blessed to have such family-like co-passengers and a guide! It was a demonstration of true Flamingo spirit!
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   Jun
Region: Central Europe,East Europe   |   Tour Type: GIT   |   Theme: Group Tour   |   Read All

The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

It wasn’t meant to be but it turned out to be a solo trip to Norway, Paris and Bruges…and what a trip it was…Excellent. Flamingo Travels is so far my best tour operator yet.The itinerary was carefully thought through and well balanced. The trip represented great travel for the cost. My booking was easy, the pre-information packet was timely and thorough. Interim questions were handled promptly and thoroughly, including going out of their way to help me with some hard to get reservations. The organization of the tour and the accommodations were excellent. The transfers were perfect and done with a high class Mercedes vehicle. Everything worked like clockwork. However, it was the genius of the itinerary, coupled with  two professionals, Nirali and Hiren, that put this trip into the A plus category.

I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a fun, relaxed, enjoyable holiday with fine cultural food - they will deliver!

The only trouble is "I want to go back for more"! A wonderful trip.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   Jul
Region: Central Europe   |   Tour Type: GIT   |   Theme: History   |   Read All

Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!

Few things command more respect than hard work, integrity, dedication and the ability to follow through. These are among the many attributes we experienced from start to finish when organizing our trip to Scandinavian countries with Flamingo. 
Although our itinerary took us to more than 10 cities and one off the beaten path village of locals,especially when you're not with a group Flamingo managed to coordinate every aspect of our transport, taxis, tours, Ferries planes (also including the flights to/from home in India), boats & trains that are necessary to experience the highlights of Norway, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark & Finland in a short amount of time.They customized the tour to our preferences and all arrangements made were correct and well-effective.  Safety was never a concern.
Recommendations for hotels and accommodations were extraordinary. I am a big believer in managing expectations and I must say that thanks to this flamingo, their years of experience was well crafted in our three-week journey through all five countries significantly exceeded all of our expectations, even the weather cooperated.
While I suppose most people are interested in the large cities, we generally prefer smaller towns like FLAM & BALESTRAND. I am not sure you could fashion a "small town," or "country" tour, but after Stockholm we much preferred the smaller towns. This was our first trip with Flamingo. 
Breakfast was included every day. Our only other expenses were for lunch & dinner, so we had a good handle upfront on what the total cost of our trip would be.
Thank you very much for all that you did to make this part of our holiday so enjoyable - Highly recommend this way to tour Scandinavia, and especially with Flamingo.
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   May
Region: Central Europe,East Europe   |   Tour Type: FIT   |   Theme: History   |   Read All

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Frequently asked questions about Europe Group Tours

Can I request any special dish?
We don’t take request for special dishes as there is no guarantee that the dish will be available.
Do I get some extra time on tour for shopping?
Group Tour Itineraries are planned in such a way that you get to see maximum places, so you will get time only when you are back at the hotel or on free day.
Do we have to wake up early tour? If yes, do we get wake-up calls?
The tour leader will specify wake up timings a day in advance. In case you have to wake up early you do get telephonic wake-up call through the hotel automated system, however it is advisable to have your mobile alarms set to be on the safer side.
If I lose my passport, what assistance will be provided?
If you lose your passport you need to follow the below given steps:
  • Firstly, you need to file and FIR in the nearest police station. 
  • Then with the FIR visit the Indian Embassy in the nearest city. 
  • They will help you to apply for a temporary passport. 
  • On the basis of your temporary passport return back to India.
What are benefits of group bookings?
  • You will feel more safe as you will be travelling with a group of people who will be Indians or many a times Gujarati’s. 
  • Group tours are well planned in which we try to include many possible sightseeing’s. 
  • You don’t have to worry about planning your next day’s itinerary or what to do in your free time. 
  • You will get to make lot of friends due to identical nature of co-passengers. 
  • Most of the time group tours are value for money tours as they are all inclusive tour packages where you can know the exact budget you will need before the tour starts. 
What help is provided, if I dis-continue the scheduled tour, on account of illness?
We advise you to carry sufficient documents with you like Travel Insurance covering your travel period. Travel insurance will take care of your medical expense to the tune of amount covered in the insurance, with term and conditions of insurance company. Flamingo Transworld will guide you for the arrangements of your medical facilities.
What type meals are available on tour?
Meals which will be provided on tour will be mentioned in your tour itinerary. Usually meal menu contains of Indian vegetarian food, Jain food (no onion, no garlic, no potato), local vegetarian food, if requested Indian non-vegetarian food and local non-vegetarian food.
Will you recommend from where to shop?
Our Tour Leader will provide information about the surrounding shopping areas on tour. 

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Switzerland is beyond chocolates, cuckoo clocks and adventures, it is land of four languages and once in a life time experience. It is the heart of Europe and a versatile destination to make your holidays worthwhile with our Swiss holiday packages.  Swiss mountains are simply breathtaking and are wonders to explore. The diversity of Switzerland is also reflected in its people as it is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, tolerant and open. It is absolute heaven for travelers. The advantage of Switzerland is that it can be easily explored using public transport. As you travel by bus or train through towns, fields and forests, the excellent view is surely something to be delighted in. 

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