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Your input is important to us. Please provide your valuable feedback. Here are some testimonials from our clients:

We very much enjoyed last tour to Germany. You are the only company we would want to do a "Guided Tour" with, as we expected to hate it and instead found it the best trip we have ever done.
 
Date of Posting: 31 January 2017
Posted By: J & A in Akaroa in NZ
...our travelling days are behind us but thanks to people like you and Louise we are left with a legacy of wonderful memories of our travels.
Please accept and pass on to Louise and the other members of your leadership team our best wishes for your ongoing success.
 
Date of Posting: 29 January 2017
Posted By: G & A G, VIC
...Typing this has made me think about the travel I have done with Jone, Louise and Peter and no other has been quite the same.
Malta and Sicily, Fruili and Trieste, Orkney and Shetland, Jersey, Guernsey and St Marlo all such wonderful trips.
 
Date of Posting: 20 January 2017
Posted By: Annette J, Adelaide
Over the years we have participated in five tours with you and have always found it a revelation to discover how rewarding and enjoyable the sometimes maligned 'package tour' could be.
So, many thanks to you and Frank and Hugh and George and Peter for past travel treats.
 
Date of Posting: 04 January 2017
Posted By: John and Margaret L
I have looked forward to travelling in Japan at Cherry Blossom time for many years and couldn’t have wished for a better introduction to Japan than what I experienced on this tour
 
Date of Posting: 28 August 2016
Posted By: C.A., NSW
Japan Cherry Blossom
Thank you very much for the group photograph. I think it shows just what a happy congenial group we were.
The programme was really excellent & ran like clockwork. George, as on the Scandinavian trip, was a delightful, efficient + modestly knowledgeable leader.
It really was a lovely trip, I wouldn't mind repeating it, minus a little bit of Wagner!!
 
Date of Posting: 15 July 2016
Posted By: Pat
Germany: A Musical Journey 2016
We enjoyed the Sicily & Sardinia tour very much & Hugh looked after us extremely well.
The itinerary was very good .......The accommodation was good .... and the food at the wine tasting at Corleone was outstanding. The group was great to travel with.

All in all a great tour which, with Hugh’s expertise, ran very smoothly.
 
Date of Posting: 07 June 2016
Posted By: G & K T - NSW
Sicily & Sardinia, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip…the country is very beautiful and friendly…overall it exceeded my thoughts about the trip beforehand.
 
Date of Posting: 06 June 2016
Posted By: H.C., Auckland
I thought this was a marvellous tour in every way. Accommodation excellent, food very good and tour contents interesting.
P.S. Louise was wonderful, the way she looks after everyone.
 
Date of Posting: 03 February 2016
Posted By: Norma
Anglo-French Discovery 2015
Thee historical and cultural lectures were all very worthwhile, particularly the government advisor in Vilnius, and Prof Anita Nicolesi (?) in Riga. In the university in Warsaw and the museum in Helsinki the talks were also very informative.
In St Petersburg, our guide Ksesia presented the history and I felt a little uncomfortable by the difficult questions about the current situation in Russia and the Ukraine asked by our group. She answered very well and honestly, but I was aware that she looked a little worried. She was still with us next day so all was well.!!! The age of bugged rooms seems definitely over!
 
Date of Posting: 20 January 2016
Posted By: Margaret
Discover the Baltic States 2015
Very well organised tour. The depth of info on field trips was good and all the tour guides were good.
Our tour Direction (Jone) was amazing.
 
Date of Posting: 04 January 2016
Posted By: Peter and Robyn
Sicily and Sardinia 2015
We were most impressed with the organization of the tour. The program was varied and interesting, the local guides excellent. Jone was an outstanding leader and her knowledge added so much to our experience.
 
Date of Posting: 08 June 2015
Posted By: Trevor & Beryl
Sicily & Sardinia, 2015
In my opinion, this was a wonderful trip. I enjoyed it very much indeed and Jone Gaillard is competent, friendly, warm, a good leader (firm) and the best thing I’ve known since sliced bread! I will recommend your trips to anyone I know
 
Date of Posting: 29 October 2014
Posted By: Colleen
Music Festivals of Italy, July 2014
Mark – Thank you for offering this superb program (and for choosing Hugh as Tour Leader – professional in every way, and totally dedicated to his role, caring for everyone and always good humored, calm and good company!).

The hotels were well chosen, with excellent locations, good facilities, substantial breakfasts and more than adequate lunches and dinners, especially when local cuisine was the specialty.

The guides were delightful, well informed and intensely proud of their country’s history and heritage in every place/village. The group melded together with generally good humor, looking after one another as much as possible, at meals and in the bus seating, as well as street walking. I wish you every success with your plans for Golden Compass.
 
Date of Posting: 28 October 2014
Posted By: Rita
Eastern European Discovery, September 2014
Excellent Tour – Carolyn an excellent leader. Martin proved an excellent guide. Overall a tour to be recommended.
 
Date of Posting: 20 October 2014
Posted By: Eddie
Adriatic Discovery, May 2014
Carolyn was a delight and always extremely proficient and accommodating, not to mention patient. She went out of her way to make sure we felt welcome.

I thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering doing the trip
 
Date of Posting: 28 July 2014
Posted By: Margaret
Adriatic Discovery, May 2014
We both have very happy memories of our fascinating time with you (Hugh Morgan), which gave us a taste and an insight into the Baltic States, which we could have had no other way. We learned much, enjoyed the company of our fellow adventurers who were themselves an interesting group, and your light hand on the reins made for an altogether most enjoyable experience for us both.
 
Date of Posting: 19 July 2014
Posted By: Alan and Barbara
Discover the Baltic States, May 2014
Carolyn Burns exceeds all expectations as usual.
 
Date of Posting: 25 June 2014
Posted By: Maureen
Adriatic Discovery, May 2014
Overall a great trip and Louise (Program Leader) was extra special –organised, full of information- very warm and concerned for all.
 
Date of Posting: 18 June 2014
Posted By: Jan
Vraie France, May 2014
A big thank you for Vraie France, we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Great programme - intelligently and thoughtfully set up, first rate accommodation, wonderful food, and the wine/s of course were excellent.

Louise (Program Leader) exceeded our expectations, and that was no easy task, as we had received extremely favourable comments about her from fellow travellers prior to the trip. She's a gem.
 
Date of Posting: 18 June 2014
Posted By: David and Sylvia
Vraie France, May 2014

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