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Authentic Java Tours

Surabaya 60187, Indonesia
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An excellent short tour of Surabaya

While visiting Surabaya on business I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a bespoke tour with... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
Stephen J
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Sydney
via mobile
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An excellent trip. Ali, our guide, gave us great insight into local life in Java and the inner... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
mmfkf
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Loegstoer, Denmark
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Private, escorted ready-made or tailor-made tours for independent travellers. Our main focus is on the Indonesian province of East Java and Madura island. We do not do ‘open group’ tours of travelling strangers. The tour will just be for you. To provide the best experience we limit the number of participants to 1 to 4 people only. Those on our tours benefit from our authoritative and interesting commentary in English en route which will provide background, context and insights to understanding what they see and experience on the tour. All our tours are organized by us to ensure a quality experience, and with the assistance of local guides at the destinations. We also partner with local tourism sector providers for our hotel bookings, restaurant stops and transport to ensure that we contribute to the local economy in accordance with local regulations, and in keeping within our sustainable tourism model.
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Surabaya 60187, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

While visiting Surabaya on business I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a bespoke tour with Graeme. A fantastic guide, with unparalleled local knowledge, Graeme took me on a whirlwind tour of the old town, markets, ships, ancient alleyways and much more. My only regret...More

1  Thank Stephen J
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for posting.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

An excellent trip. Ali, our guide, gave us great insight into local life in Java and the inner workings of the jungle. We had numerous experiences and adventures. The information given, guides and driver work as a fantastic team, and we will fondly look back...More

1  Thank mmfkf
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

More than we could have hoped for, Graeme Steel's guidance through the authentic and historic parts of old Surabaya was wonderful. Our tour included the local market, a Buddhist temple (a highlight because of the amazing puppet show), a Muslim holy shrine, places of significance...More

Thank ssmicas
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the tour we provided. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed the experience so much. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We took two tours with Mr. Steele and they were wonderful. We did the Surabaya Tour of markets and alleys, museums, and historical sites. It was varied with something for everyone and I bought some amazing gourmet pepper which would have cost me a bundle...More

Thank KarenGrMtnGirl
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you so much for the review. It pleases us to know that you enjoyed the two tours you took, and found them interesting. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A fellow cruise passenger arranged this tour for a small group with Graeme Steel who turned out to be an excellent, well informed and courteous guide. He took us to many unusual and intriguing places: an island schooners wharf, a colonial bank, a plantation HQ,...More

Thank Calvert T
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is helpful to us to receive your impressions of our tour. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed it. Thanks.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Our party of four journeyed through towns outside if Surabaya visiting historic ancient sites of the Majapahit Kingdom. Graeme's explanations and keen knowledge of this history brings it alive before your eyes. We visited the stone carving center of Java, seeing men carve statues to...More

1  Thank MrMike44
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We really enjoy receiving feedback from participants, and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We booked a tour with Graeme for the day when our cruise ship was in Surabaya. Graeme responded to my emails promptly and the booking procedure was seamless. He provided a picture of himself and the van we would be travelling in prior to the...More

2  Thank Jill H
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thanks for your thorough review. So pleased that you enjoyed the tour and found it a worthwhile experience. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to have Graeme be our city guide for the day! I understood every word and his knowledge of the history of Surabaya was outstanding, the visit to the local market was amazing, he always took the point and had someone always...More

1  Thank John S
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thanks for posting a review. The feedback is very useful to have. We appreciate your kind words about our tours. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Kudos to Graeme for making us have such a fantastic time at the tour. Highly informative, knowledgeable and well-read . Really interesting and warm person. Graeme made sure that we have a comfortable tour and all the arrangements were perfect. We highly recommend him for...More

Thank Niyati S
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed out tour and would consider doing more. Best wishes, Graeme

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our guide Greame was wonderful and had such vast knowledge of Surabaya. We booked this tour with him as were very impressed with his reviews on Trip Advisor. He has a very good website that explains a little about himself, and his tours. We were...More

Thank snoopy647
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

It was wonderful to read your review and to learn that you enjoyed the tour so much. It is very helpful feedback for us. Thank you! Best wishes, Graeme

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vez_ra2015
18 June 2018|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we do. +6281332453346
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marilynchung
6 June 2018|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
Hi. We need specific dates in order to help you further. What tour are you interested in? Thanks.
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Leelian T
29 May 2018|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
We are becoming very booked up in August. Please email your dates. Best wishes, Authentic Java Tours
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