Travel Testimonials

Hi Bruce, Just wanted to let you know, we had a fantastic trip in Oct/Nov, we especially enjoyed the Eiffel Tower dinner, dinner in the desert and the culinary flight. Thank you so much for your help with planning our trip and best wishes for 2011.

Warm Regards Barbara Heywood
Chris Peake Realestate Mobile 0448 805 896 Phone: 03 9707 5300

Dear Bruce, We made it home in the early hours of this morning after and amazing time away. I just wanted to give a little feedback on how everything went. In short, our travel arrangements for flights, Globus tour, accommodation and attractions were flawless – thank you!

We can’t speak highly enough about Globus. Everything went so smoothly and having a brilliant tour director who as so calm, organised and efficient certainly helped. The local guides used by Globus at the Vatican, in Florence and in Paris were incredibly good. Having the extra time in Rome at the beginning was a great idea as there is just so much to see and do that only 2 days with the tour doesn’t really do it justice. Timing is everything and we were fortunate that our day trip to Pompeii and Naples coincided with the day of John Paul II’s beatification when one million visitors poured into Rome. Similarly, in Venice the day after we left the Pope was due to arrive resulting in the shutdown of St Mark’s for visitors for 2 days.

Arriving in London was like to start of a second holiday. London was great although very busy and we were there at a quieter time! Again, all of our accommodation was pretty well as we expected and a good mixture of hotels, B&Bs, and pubs – just what we wanted. All were really well located which meant that we were able to keep car use to a minimum in the cities. We really are spoilt for excellent road signage here at at home!

One of the goals of our trip was to visit the areas from where our great great grandparents and we managed to do that – it was quite a surreal experience to walk in their footsteps and to find the houses that they lived in all those years ago. Hope to catch up with you and Robyn soon.

Thanks again, Andrew Davies

Hi Bruce. My holiday to the states was fantastic. I would have to say that out of all of my trips to the USA this one was BY FAR the smoothest. I didn’t have one problem at all at any airport. In fact I’d have to say that I feel that things are much smoother at airports now than they were in the past. The security and customs departments worked really well and United airlines were very good indeed with information and assistance when needed.

Thanks again for all your help with my trip. It was so enjoyable to catch up with all my old friends and make a few new ones as well. We’re already planning another adventure next year so I’ll be seeing you again when the times for it draws closer. Again, thank you for all your help and hard work in organising my holiday. Hope to catch up soon.

Best wishes, Craig Davenport

Bruce, Just a quick note to say that we have returned home after a great trip. All went well. Our accommodation was fantastic and could not speak highly enough of The Intercontinental Barclay in New York, The Venetian in Vegas and Loews in Santa Monica. Santa Monica was an ideal place to unwind at the end of our trip. All transfers were on time. All flight worked out well. Thanks for everything.

Regards, Mark Bryant

Bruce, Just got round to letting you know how things went. Every one of the arrangements made worked faultlessly. We were very impressed by it all. The particular cruise you choose for us was magnificent and I think probably the highlight of the holiday. The size of ship was just right. Wonderful accommodation, food, drink, staff and entertainment.

Mavis and I loved Vancouver and Vancouver Island and the Fairmont hotels were all fantastic. Just out of interest the sun also came out and the weather was great from then onwards. The Rocky Mountaineer was also totally up to expectations and even though they were in the middle of industrial action the trip was in no way impaired.

In summary we had a magnificent holiday and are most grateful for your help in putting it together for us. We thought you would appreciate the feedback.

Thank You, Mike and Mavis Buxton

Hello Bruce, Thanks for organising our recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Hoi An Hotel was perfectly placed, had staff with top customer service skills, lovely rooms and gardens as well as all the amenities a tourist could want. The highlight of the trip was the Pandaw River Cruise. I have previously hated large vessel cruising and wasn’t keen on going but I’m so glad I did. There were 18 guests and we were treated like long lost family. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff but they kept the tone of the boat relaxed and informal – it was perfect. Rosie, the tour director, was one of those managers who makes everything seem easy and fun but logic told you she was probably last to bed and first up. Pandaw is not for people who want dinner suits and captains tables, but if you want to be pampered none-the-less while peacefully floating down the Mekong in a beautifully polished wooden boat, this is the way to go.

Raffles in Siem Reap is my ideal hotel. I love historic old hotels and would always choose them over a modern hotel if possible. The smell of history and the graciousness aren’t ‘designable’ no matter how much money you pour into the project. I would go back to Cambodia just to stay at Raffles again. Thanks for organising the Executive Club in Singapore, it was much easier and a lot of fun. So, you can see, we loved the trip. Thanks.

Regards, Jo Brick and Gus Hennekam

Hi Bruce, Thanks for your work for us on Bali, the accommodation was really great, also the villa and the staff were so lovely – it made that part of the holiday great. Whilst in Seminyak I did cycling tours in the mountain regions and a trip to Nusa Lembongan which is what I thought Bali would look like! … When we got to Ubud and the Maya resort I thought I was in heaven it was such a beautiful resort. We would love to return to it could you let us know if any special deals comimg up for Maya in the near future? Thanks again Bruce.

Regards, Sally Marsh

Hi Bruce, its Jacki Barlow/ Fanshaw. You so kindly helped me with the surprise 50th trip for my husband a cruise on the Radiance of the Seas in January just to let you know it was THE BEST ship was wonderful and we had the best time. I would recomend this ship to anyone the service from the staff to everything on board was excellent thankyou for all your help. You will also receive an email at sometime from the cruise line as Paul was sick on board and Quarantined a Bacterial Infection they will be sending through a complimentry day or two when we book next trip which i know we will be booking look forward to hearing from you in the future again … thank-you

Regards, Jacqueline Fanshaw

Good morning Mr Shaw, Here something, about our trip to Australia. You have booked a Cruise for us surround New Zealand and it was perfect, a good cabin Mid ship formidable. You have booked, a trip for us to Port Douglas. and the apartment in Port Douglas was grandiose, close to the beach.

Thank you, Anny en Cees van Ruyven

 

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