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Authentic Java Tours

Surabaya 60187, Indonesia
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Amazing Day Tour to Mt Bromo

This is my second tour with Authentic Java Tours, having been on an old Surabaya tour last year... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2015
Michael S
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Sydney, Australia
Old Surabaya Tour

I booked for the second time the Old Surabaya Tour with Graeme. This time my husband joined. For... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2015
BiekeD
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Ghent, Belgium
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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 September 8, 2015

This is my second tour with Authentic Java Tours, having been on an old Surabaya tour last year. Graeme organised a tour for just me, and we visited Mt Bromo on a day trip, which can be done quite comfortably. I stayed at the Majapahit...More

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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2015

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We really appreciate your comments and are so pleased that you found our tour to Mount Bromo so enjoyable. Best wishes.

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Reviewed September 7, 2015

I booked for the second time the Old Surabaya Tour with Graeme. This time my husband joined. For him it was the first time, for me the second time. But even the second time, it was again very interesting. We saw some places I didn't...More

3  Thank BiekeD
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate your kind words about this tour.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Authentic Java Tours principal, Graeme Steele, guided us on a tremendous day tour out from Surabaya to Mt Bromo and back. In addition to getting 'close and personal' with the Mt Bromo volcanic crater we also took in the ash plain/sand desert in the caldera...More

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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2015

So pleased to read that you enjoyed our Bromo tour, It is always good to receive feedback. Thank you for posting.

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Reviewed August 15, 2015

Myself, my partner and another couple did a 3-day tour with Graeme and Authentic Java Tours as a long weekend break from Singapore, and it was fantastic - what a great break from city life! Having taken an evening flight from Singapore after work, our...More

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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2015

Thank you so much for this thorough review. We really appreciate receiving such detailed feedback. It pleases us very much that you enjoyed your three day tour so much. Thank you!

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Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our family has recently taken the Mount Bromo tour. What a fantastic, informative and fun time we had, from the market and local home visits to climbing a volcano. Definitely something our grand children will remember for ever. Thank you Graeme. We look forward to...More

Thank John C
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2015

It is great to hear that you enjoyed our Bromo Tour. We were pleased that your grandchildren found it fun too.

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Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had a great time with Graeme on the East Java Day tour and Surabaya city tour on consecutive days at the end of May 2015. Graeme is an excellent guide and has a wealth of knowledge about Surabaya, the surrounding areas and Indonesia as...More

Thank Jon H
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2015

So pleased to hear from you, Jon. It is good to receive your feedback and to know that you enjoyed both tours. Best wishes.

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Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

En route to Bali, I had made the decision to visit Surabaya. Not that Surabaya is exactly a hot tourist destination but I felt the need to visit - a sort of pilgrimage as my mother and her family were captured as POW's in the...More

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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2015

Thanks for posting a review. This was a different tour to many as it was devised to take in places of interest to your family's history, so we are pleased to know that you ere pleased with the places visited. It was a pleasure to...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Being in Surabaya for our grandson's beautiful wedding, we took the opportunity to join our daughter and son in law on a day tour to Mt Bromo. How lucky we were to find Authentic Java Tours and be accompanied by Graeme Steel. Tony and I...More

1  Thank Helen W
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2015

Thanks for your review.We thank you for the detailed review. It is good to read that you found everything satisfactory on this tour of Bromo. We appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Whilst in Surabaya for our sons wedding, my husband, parents and myself had the pleasure of participating in Graeme Steels day tour to Mount Bromo. From the moment we were collected from our hotel we knew we were in good hands. Graeme's knowledge on Surabaya...More

1  Thank Paul_and_Marnie
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2015

Thanks for your review. It is good to hear that you found the tour to Bromo interesting. It is helpful to have your feedback and we appreciate you taking the time to post.

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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Graeme is a knowledgeable and fascinating tour guide. Our trip to the Brantas River Valley in East Java included stops at Majapahit temples, a museum, a Buddhist Monastery, and several cottage industries where we were able to see craftspeople at work. We also had a...More

1  Thank Susan R
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AuthenticJavaTours, Owner at Authentic Java Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2015

Thanks for your review. We are so pleased to know that you found the trip we devised for you interesting. Thanks for taking the time to review our tour.

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Sidra T
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
Unfortunately not for the moment. Sorry about that.
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Juana M
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately due to serious family illness tours are not being able to be offered until further notice. Sorry about that.
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Deborah F
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Graeme S | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Due to serious family illness back home we are not able to offer tours for the present moment. Sorry about that. Graeme
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