I apologise to not writing to you earlier but things have been busy since arriving back in the country. I would like to say thank you for helping get our trip to Belarussia and Russia organised and especially the follow up calls re: change in our hotel in Moscow. The hotel Russia was in "the" heart of Moscow and could not possibly have been any closer to the main attractions which was an awesome boost for us.
Both of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had many adventures which could not have been planned so was lots of fun. The highlights for us were St Petersburg and Brest, St Petersburg because of the canals, winter palace, night-life etc.., we went on a "Peters Walking Tour" which is highly recommended. We liked Brest because of the Fortress and because it was a more provincial and "communisty" town, we felt like we had stepped back about 20 years and were in the Russia we had imagined rather than the modern tourist attractions like Moscow. If I was to go back again soon it would probably be to Belarussia, but we like places that are more off the beaten track.
For the rest of our trip we liked Sighisoara in Romania, Tatra Mountains in Slovakia, Warsaw and most of Turkey, we took nearly 3000 digital photos so if you want a shot of anything in particular we will probably have one.
Paul and Catherine Cunningham
I have just returned from our fabulous trip yesterday and although a little jet lagged I thought I must pass on to you the success of the itinary. Our travel through from Munich to Vienna was wonderful on the train and the accommodation excellent with close walking to the train station. Vienna is still a beautiful city and we had the opportunity to get cheap seats to the opera which was wonderful. Tickets bought just before the start. Prague accom was excellent but very good for us and perhaps the best quality wise for the journey. Again easy to the train station and easy to manouver around the city from the location. No complaints regarding breakfast al excellent and no need for lunch. One high light was the visit to Spindleruv Mlyn. The contrast moving through the Czech country and the people was fascinating. Very hospitable. The bus went well as did the ski high although I think we were the first Australians they had seen and the accom. was cute clean and sooo friendly with healthy average food. It was a real treat. Skiing was fabulous although lifts didn't work because of wind one day. But from out Hotel we could ski out and in to the door. We had lots of fun even though very few could speak English and visibility at time low because it was snowing.
Thanks for your organization. We had a wonderful time and will use your service again.
Jan Chartres and Renee
Your blood is worth bottling! AMAZING! Thanks heaps!
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip we just have come back from. The Glories of turkey was just so beautiful.
Tibet our tour guide was just fantastic, spoke excellent English and her knowledge for each city we visited was unbelievable. She was always well organized and during our long journey on the road always kept us amused with all the funny stories she has had through all her tour guide trips, mostly about the lovely people and off course the most amazing country Turkey is.
The hotels were all beautiful and we enjoyed our stay there. All our optional tours were very well done, and I am happy to say we truly had a lot of fun.
Thanks Sally for helping me at the last minute when we changed our tours, nothing was too big for you.
In future we are looking to do more travelling and I know for sure I will let you and your lovely team to again provide us with another exciting vacation.
With warm regards
Alice & Bob Kumar
Special thanks to you for all your help in achieving an excellent tour in Romania. I am seeing off clients today at Bucharest Airport.
The tour has been a wonderful success, and we have had excellent feedback already from our clients on board.
I thank you most sincerely for:
Sending such an excellent Guide - Mr Marius Serpi (Carpathian Travel Centre). He was perfect for the job - English language top class, with an easy accent to understand. Top class local knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge, kind and considerate with clients, and an excellent team worker with myself as Tour Leader. I could not have asked for more, and highly commend him.
Helping to resolve the coach issue so quickly and effectively. The second coach was exactly what I wanted, and the Driver - Mr Mihail Similie, was also top quality. Guide and Driver both helped to make the tour such a success with their cheerful, patient and friendly attitude, and ability to work as part of the team with myself and Escort Sarah. I highly commend the quality of coach and the highly skilled Driver from Livio Dario Transport. I am afraid I could not recommend the first coach supplied, and although the Driver was courteous and helpful, his coach driving was not a smooth experience - clients were frightened. I am sure the Driver would have been able to give a better experience with a proper touring coach.
Sally I also thank you both most sincerely for your co-operation with me to implement my tailor made itinerary, to serve the specialist needs of my plant loving clients. The itinerary details, hotels, retaurants etc we planned together worked perfectly, and met my clients usual high expectations.
The tour was such a success, I am keen to repeat it on an even more extensive basis in the near future. I look forward to working with you both again as soon as possible to plan another successful tour in Romania. I will be back to plague you both as soon as possible.
With kindest regards, Merryle Johnson