Iceland: Tour group was fantastic
Wanted to drop you a quick email to say that we had a wonderful time in Iceland.
The tour group was fantastic – highly recommend them – they packed a lot into each day and ensured everyone was well looked after. The guides were lovely and could not do enough for us.
Egypt: Top notch in every way
The trip was outstanding. Top notch in every way. The flow and organization was excellent and it really made the trip much better than I could have imagined. The guides were so good. They really knew how to keep the flow going, explained things very well and made excellent recommendations as far as meals and things that could be added if we wanted to add them. I did follow your advise on saying no to shopping which was a good call. There was one day that we should have figured out a meal a bit sooner but that got solved and all was good.
I could not be more pleased with how the trip went and how easy it was. Laura and I both made comment that it was just so much easier than trying to figure out what to do and when to do it. When I was talking to Michele and Sergio on the flight back we all agreed that we were able to see 60% more than if we would have tried on our own. I anticipate other trips in the future that I will be utilizing your services. I can’t say enough of how great it was and the tour operator in Egypt did an excellent job as well.
Thailand: Exceeded expectations
Just wanted to thank you for arranging this trip for us to Thailand. We had the most amazing time and I’d really like to provide some feedback about the tour; it was brilliant.
The tour guide for the trip (Boom) was the best. She taught us so much about Thailand and organised everything, even advising on things we wanted to do outside of the tour’s activities. She made it fun for everyone, had a great sense of humour and was available 24/7 to all of us. It was the first tour we have ever been on and we were a bit apprehensive. The places and hotels we stayed at were fantastic, the tour exceeded our expectations by a long way. This trip has changed our minds about tours and we will certainly be going on another next time we travel overseas.
Kim B (& family)
Europe & Cruise: Went smoothly and extremely well
Just wanted to give you some feedback after our most enjoyable holiday.
Thanks to thorough planning and detailed itinerary all went both smoothly and extremely well.
The bus tour conducted by Gate 1 was exceptional. Our guide Gabriella was the perfect host, so informative and such a lovely warm and caring person. The hotel accommodation not only exceeded our expectations but also all others that we spoke to on the bus. Destinations, distances travelled each day, toilet stops, time spent at destinations, etc. were all timed to perfection. We could not fault this tour and would certainly seek this company out for future tours.
The cruise was also very enjoyable, again great destinations, excellent food, very comfortable cabins and excellent on board entertainment. Our feeling is however, if we did another cruise we would prefer a smaller ship…Three thousand passengers, although managed very well by the ship, is too many people for our preference.
Thank you again for a fantastic holiday.
Stewart and Janne
Egypt: Praise for a passionate tour leader
Our guide Bishoy made our trip to Egypt one of the best trips one can ever hope for. Bishoy is passionate about his job and he goes out of his way to help each and everyone. He is attentive and answers all questions and requests in turn. He remembered all of our names. He adds life and humour to the group.
Not only was Bishoy organised in delivering the trip in accordance with the programme, but he also adds other special experiences, such as shisha, walks in the market and music and drinks in a special lounge in Kom Ombo. That is what sets him apart, a special, dedicated guide who goes beyond the call of duty.
We were a bit apprehensive about what Egypt was going to be like, but Bishoy is so capable, knowledgeable and practical in his advice and explaining all the sights and local customs that we became quite confident and comfortable.
And to the DI team, we had a fantastic holiday. Thanks very much again.
Central Europe: Ran like clockwork
I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in making sure our holiday was brilliant! What an experience, what a wonderful time! Gate 1 is great too!
The whole thing ran like clockwork, and it was a good idea to move that last transfer back a bit as the Berlin airport was horribly disorganised and dirty, actually.
I would not hesitate to call on you in the future if I needed a trip planned!!
Once again, many thanks 🙂
International Holiday: Appreciation for all of your help
On behalf of Maureen and myself, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for everything that you have done in order for us to embark on our holiday.
The time and effort to be able to arrange all of the paperwork for travellers to travel must have a big job.
Not having met personally, we feel that you are both a very capable and energetic lady and we wish you every success in the future, although at our age, future travel, might be beyond us.
Maureen and Bruce
Alaska & Canada: Great organisation
Thank you once again for your great organisation and for being so available and solving any queries I had. I would be very happy for you to organise any other trips we want to do as your service has been excellent.
Thanks again, regards,
South Africa: Lasting friendships have been made
We arrived home yesterday early morning. We have had a wonderful holiday, what an adventure and experience, we have come home with so many wonderful memories. A few lasting friendships have been made.
Many thanks for organising this trip and all your help.
John and Irene
Canada & Alaska: All in all a great trip
Our trip couldn’t have gone better (a few more wildlife sightings maybe) all tour operators were outstanding and their organisation of moving people seamlessly between hotels & tours was so well done, especially the Princess group. Maybe this is quite normal across all tours, but as we do not normally take tours we don’t know what the ‘normal’ standard is, anyway their standard was very high.
Also your change to Hotel Blu in Vancouver was a good choice, nice big room, well located within the city and with plenty of facilities (free use of a laundry, free shuttle to cruise terminal to name two). All in all a great trip, a nice mix of organisation and doing our own thing in the afternoons/evenings.
Gary and Leonie K.
Egypt: We were looked after very well
Just letting you know that we had a fantastic trip to Egypt. We were looked after very well and any issues we had were quickly remedied. Our guide Mazim was great and gave us all the information needed. Apparently one of the feedback forms said that he was telling us what to give him for a tip at the end of the tour. This was not true, we did discuss this amongst ourselves and never did he say this. Being from a culture where we do not tip this was probably the hardest part of the trip and we asked Mazim for guidance on what we should be tipping and when, this was very helpful.
One thing I would recommend you tell people is as soon as they can when you arrive, go to a bank and get lots of small denomination notes as they are needed everywhere, particularly the toilet stops. We all learnt to hold on as long as possible!
I would thoroughly recommend this tour and at no time did we feel that we were unsafe.
South Africa & Egypt: Saw much more than we ever expected
Yes! We are now back at home after our exciting time in South Africa and Eqypt. We had an amazing time. We saw much more than we ever expected, the food was amazing everywhere we went, our hotels were a good standard, all transfers were smooth and the sites we saw in Cairo and during our Nile Cruise as well as in all of Sth Africa and Zimbabwe were bucket list items and more.
Best regards & thanks again,
Egypt: Would recommend this tour to anybody
I would just like to let you know that the tour are you organised for us to Egypt was absolutely wonderful. The whole time we were away we felt totally in the care of the people running the tour. We had no problems at airports or during the excursions that were arranged. The ship for the Nile cruise was very comfortable and the staff were very helpful. The other accommodations were satisfactory as well . We would recommend this tour and your company to anybody and look forward to travelling with Destination Holidays again soon.
Joy and Steve G.
USA & Canada: It was an awesome holiday
We all had an absolutely fantastic time. It was an awesome holiday. We would like to thank you very much for putting the last half of it altogether for us. Also thanks for changing our Niagara train time for crossing the border. It went very smoothly for us…we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and managed to tick everything off our list that we wanted to do and see. The weather was absolutely perfect for us for the entire trip.
So once again Russ, thank you for planning our holiday. It was wonderful.
Canada, Alaska & Hawaii: Enjoyed our Luxury Escapes tour
We would like to give you some feedback on the package put together by Luxury Escapes. We had a fabulous time away travelling through Canada, Alaska and Hawaii. We thoroughly enjoyed the Rockies and the wildlife in Alaska, not to mention relaxing and exploring the beaches of Waikiki.
Everything went well (couldn’t find fault with anything whatsoever) and the accommodation and tours arranged were awesome. We particularly enjoyed the Key West tour in the Rockies and the Denali National Park tour. The guides and drivers were most professional and friendly. They really knew their stuff. Thank you for arranging this wonderful lifetime experience for us.
Carmel and Gerard
Cruise: The best group I have travelled with
Just letting you know we had a great time. Our fellow travellers were great and really by far the best group I have travelled with. I usually find myself thinking thank goodness I was not travelling alone but with this group it would have been fine. There were quite a few included meals which were of excellent quality. Our English tour leader Derek was excellent. He informed the group that we had prepaid gratuities so they would not think we were failing to reward tour guides or the driver and he was professional in every way. June was very happy with all aspects of the tour (thank goodness) so can see the real benefits of tours more reasonably priced than Scenic. The only hitch was caused by Emirates who failed to pick us up from the ship. A lovely English couple rescued us so dropped us at the airport sharing their taxi. You will see I am suffering a bit of jet lag by the time I am sending this. Thanks once again for your efforts on our behalf, very kind regards,
South Africa and Egypt: Transfers from airports were smooth and the holidays were fantastic
We are back from our back to back holidays of South Africa and Egypt and just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your excellent organisation of our holiday. Everything went to schedule and the accommodation and food vastly exceeded our expectations. All meetings and transfers from airports were smooth and the holidays were fantastic especially South Africa which was a Drifters tour and I would highly recommend this company. Egypt was an entirely different type of holiday and was also enjoyed although Chrismar tour company were a bit disorganised and things went to “Egypt time”. Anyway it was a pleasure to deal with you and with Kogan Travel and we will certainly be watching for more special adventures. Thanks again Dave!
Africa: Best holiday ever!
My best holiday ever – exceeded all my expectations – loved all the wildlife and the African sunsets were just amazing – hope to go back and see some more of that beautiful continent one day. Have a great day and thank you.
Sri Lanka: A wonderful and memorable holiday
Tom and I would like to thank you for organising such a wonderful and memorable holiday for us in Sri Lanka. The itinerary was excellent. We visited amazing world heritage sites, fishing markets and had the most awesome meal in the jungle with delightful and generous people. I am now a dab hand at daahls after a brilliant cooking experience in the Thilanka Hotel, Kandy.
We cannot fault Nkar Travel. Our guide, Chammi, was the ultimate professional and a great ambassador for his country and company in equal parts. We at all times felt safe and confident plus he was an excellent communicator. He looked after us with care and attention and was very thoughtful.
We had a problem with our last three nights accommodation at Garton’s Cape – Ahangama. However Nkar travel immediately sorted it without any drama on their part. We were relocated that same night to the Heritance Hotel at Ahungalla, which was so much better and such a relief after our brief but unpleasant Garton Cape experience.
We were so impressed and grateful to them for their swift intervention, especially as it was after hours for them.
As you will gather we have been so impressed and thank you and your team for your excellent communication, organisation and for allowing us to have such a truly wonderful holiday.
Grace and Tom