“My tastes are simple. I am always satisfied with the best.” - Oscar Wilde
"We have such fond memories of our trip and are grateful for your help with planning it."
Ariana Tuggle, California, USA (November 2023)
"My friends in England over at Janet Redler Travel have been fantastic to work with, helping me build custom vacations to the UK and Ireland!"
Lizzy Meeks, Small World Big Fun LLC, USA (November 2023)
"I plan to share your thoughtfulness on Facebook and with my travel colleagues, letting them know how great it is to work with you guys. Thanks again, and giving thanks for new friendships."
LuAnn Wilkins, Travel by LuAnn, Maryland, USA (November 2023)
"Our trip was delightful! We did things we never expected to experience. We will highly recommend you with friends considering a trip across the pond."
Mr & Mrs Schneider, South Dakota, USA (November 2023)
Praise for our James Herriot's Yorkshire tour:
"Hi Dawn: I want to express my thanks to you for arranging the trip. It was wonderful. We especially enjoyed Howard as our guide. He not only gave us information on the major sites, but took us through many market towns so that we had a basic knowledge of house prices, history, and recent developments. I especially enjoyed his commentary on the agricultural aspect of the Dales.
We spent one day with Allan. Living in Thirsk and personally knowing Alf Wight's children, Rosie and James, made it very personal.
I would recommend it highly to any of your future clients."
James Howell, USA (September 2023)
"Thank you for organizing our trip. It turned out better than [we] could have imagined. Our accommodations at Castell Deudraeth and Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel were great. Our driver, Geth, was fantastic. He drove us wherever we wanted to go. He helped us connect with a distant relative who lived in my grandfather's house in Beaumaris. We also ended up doing the Velocity zipline and I got to the summit of Snowdon! Just a few examples of unexpected things that happened that made the trip an even more wonderful experience for us both."
Mr & Mrs Charbonneau, Canada (September 2023)
"Just a follow-up to let you know that our trip was a great success that exceeded our hopeful expectations. Mike was the most engaging guide, in addition to being an outstanding, professional driver. We appreciated his patience and flexibility, as we explored tiny hamlets of my ancestral heritage.
"Thank you so much for arranging the details that made this wonderful genealogical adventure possible. It has been a trip of a lifetime!"
Cathy Patterson, USA (August 2023)
“Just received an email back from our clients and they felt you 'knocked it out of the park' planning this trip. They loved every minute of their trip."
Heather Lindstrom, Curated Travel, California, USA (August 2023)
Janet Redler, and her staff recently took us on a trip of a lifetime. Not a normal brochure trip, but one that we put together and she supported. She and her staff were on top of the travel requirements, bookings and details that she communicated to us well in advance and in detail at the beginning of each day.
Professional in every way, 100% on top of her game and a lovely Welsh demeanor as a bonus! I would recommend Janet Redler Travel to anyone who is thinking of taking a trip to the UK and Ireland, they won’t be disappointed.
Cathy Thoma, USA (August 2023)
Wow! My husband and I worked with Janet on an EPIC 79 day 49th Anniversary/retirement trip through the UK in the spring of 2022, and again for a 3 week trip through Scotland in July 2023. Her team has been fabulous to work with, and I couldn’t have planned these trips without them.
Janet always finds us amazing places to stay, great experiences and meals, and puts all the pieces together. We had the pleasure of connecting in person with Janet and Neil on our ‘big’ trip and look forward to seeing them and working with them again. Coming from the US (California), I couldn’t imagine doing this type of planning without her knowledge and expertise. Thanks Janet and your whole team!
Jillian King, California, USA (August 2023)
Dear Jan, we had the most wonderful time in England, Scotland and Ireland. We really lucked out with the weather. Thanks for all your planning and putting up with all the texts and questions! Again, thanks so much!
Debbie Gobel, USA (July 2023)
We helped to organise a garden tour for a group of Canadian and American enthusiasts in June and July 2023, which generated lots of positive comments:
What an amazing tour! So many wow moments. At last count, I was just under 2000 pictures taken! And the weather was on our side for most of the trip. Other wow moments came when we had our dinners. Speaking for myself, the food options were very delicious. I also had heard and received many positive comments from those on the tour. Thank you for all that you did to help make this an amazing experience.
Paul Zammit, Canada
The gardens definitely exceeded my expectations. This was our first coach trip and traveling with such a congenial group of people made us realize that we’ll be doing another. It was especially nice to be with travelers who share the same interests. I felt like we were one big family.
Elfriede and Mike, USA
We have been on many coach tours and this was probably the best. It felt like a big family travelling around.
Robin and Susan, Canada
It was so nice having a group that got on so well, was positive and inclusive. Travelling as a single, I never felt left out of anything.
I can only echo what everyone said about the compatibility and kindness of y'all. I loved listening to our experts' discussions over good food and laughing at all the wonderful wit!
We received some lovely feedback following a tour of the WWI & WWII battlefield sites of Belgium and Northern France:
We had a great trip, getting to spend some valuable time traveling with four generations of family. The primary reason for this trip was to show my father the war sites, and this was unquestionably accomplished. Thanks again for helping us with exactly the vacation we wanted.
Fall Newsom, USA (June 2023)
Praise for Tour Leader Neil Redler:
I will rely on my writing to convey my heartfelt thanks for shepherding our group, seeing to safety, food, lodging and doing it all with a kind heart of grace! Thanks for ensuring all the small or unnoticed details, and for helping to make our pilgrimage so fun and meaningful!
Iheoma Umez-Eronini, California, USA (June 2023)
Thank you for planning a wonderful trip for us. We all enjoyed ourselves very much. My mom enjoyed herself and did much better than any of us expected. I especially enjoyed Guernsey. (High Tea was my favorite event). Thanks again for planning such an amazing trip.
Annette Seflin, Pennsylvania, USA (June 2023)
Once again Janet Redler Travel has exceeded all our expectations. Janet's team organized a three week adventure as my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. It included visits to the Netherlands, Northern Germany, the UK and Scotland.
We stayed in fabulous accommodations. Our guided trips were led by expert and congenial guides. Except for two train cancellations... which the team helped us navigate... travel was flawless. We have used Janet Redler Travel in the past and look forward to utilizing their services again in the future. Highly recommended!
Mark Bollwinkel, California, USA (May 2023)
Dear Neil, this was a journey of introspection, joy, yearning, laughter, discovery and hope. You helped make the pilgrimage easier by your care and gentle kindness - for that we're eternally grateful - and because of that care and kindness, you allowed us the opportunity to journey deeper and more completely into ourselves.
Carol, Dirk and your favourite pilgrims, Los Altos, California (May 2023)
Hi Jan, I don’t yet have words to tell you what walking St. Cuthbert’s Way has meant to me. It was life changing… and Neil Redler and our guide Gareth were the kindest, most gracious, entertaining, and patient men imaginable. Thank you to the three of you seems inadequate, but it comes from my overflowing heart.
Marylee Sheffer, California, USA (May 2023)
We did have a great time - the pace was just fine, and our guides and drivers were all so kind and helpful. I'd like to return someday with my cousins who are also interested in our family history.
Kellie Pruett, USA (April 2023)
Just wanted to let you know that we arrived home safely yesterday, and that we had an absolutely fabulous holiday. Thank you, and your staff, for all your work in putting it together. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with Eric. We felt like he was family.
Sue Finstick and Dale Smith, Minnesota, USA (April 2023)
Dear Red [Neil], Thank you for all of your patience and care. We hope to see you again soon and will obviously recommend you to anyone we know.
Cesar and Monica, KCRW, California, USA (October 2022)
Neil was great. Truly. We were a small group with a lot of needs and changes. It was quite a trip!
Jamie Cataldo, KCRW, California, USA (October 2022)
Dear Janet, just arrived home from another week in Wales. This time together with my husband and my best friend and her husband. When I told her that we had the best agent for our Wales tour last month she agreed - and said 'Oh yes, Janet, she’s so good'. Small world isn’t it?!
Gunnel Carlson, Sweden (October 2022)
We had the best time and I’d say the best tour I’ve gone on. Our hotels and food were fantastic. Especially the food‼️ And we were sooo lucky with the weather. We both had the best time.
Linda and Doug MacIntosh, Canada (September 2022)
Dear Janet, we truly appreciate the effort you and your staff exerted to plan our garden tour. Everything worked out beautifully! There is no way we could have turned that list into the comfortable, stress-free travel on what is definitely one of the best vacations we've ever experienced. Thank you!!!
Barbara Lycett, Seattle, USA (July 2022)
Appreciation for one of our drivers:
Dear Eric, John and I want to express our deep gratitude for patiently driving us to so many gardens. We realise how lucky we were to have someone with your driving skill. We enjoyed your company and were happy to get to know you. The next time we travel in England, Wales or Scotland, we would love to tour with you again.
Barbara Lycett, Seattle, USA (July 2022)
Praise for Charlotte, one of our team:
Thank you so much for being amazing with the Cowan family. They were so impressed and loved every moment of their travels.
Sara, Bernbach Travel LLC, USA (July 2022)
In June 2022, we organised a quilting tour of England and Wales for Northcott Fabrics in North America. Here are some of the lovely comments we received:
Jan, it has been such a pleasure being with you to see the sights of the UK. Your fun stories and knowledge helped me to learn of my heritage. I may have been born in the wrong country! I plan to return to visit again and to spend more time in Wales. I loved meeting the people on the bus and the vendors elsewhere. The tour choices were the best.
Sandra Hamby, USA (June 2022)
I want to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip to England. It was wonderful! The itinerary was great - the places we visited were very interesting - there was a good mix of quilt focused stops and tourist attractions and all were good. The "Behind the Ropes" visit to Stonehenge was amazing and probably the best thing on the entire trip!!
Kathleen Wagoner, USA (June 2022)
Our tour guide Neil was fantastic. He was very personable and knowledgeable and took very good care of us. Neil was always on top of things usually anticipating questions before we asked them. He recommended some great places to eat when dinner was on our own, which was much appreciated.
LeAnn Gogel, USA (June 2022)
Dear friends, what a privilege to learn to know each of you on the wonderful Northcott Stonehenge Tour. The once-in-a-lifetime experience was magical.
Jan and Dean Mast, Pennsylvania, USA (June 2022)
Janet, we appreciate your organization and the trouble-shooting you have done to make the trip a success for us. Hope we are able to travel with your company again.
Elizabeth & Kathleen Bakanlee, USA (June 2022)
During the 10 day Northcott Quilting tour, I was extremely fortunate to be taken care of by such wonderful, talented people as Neil, our guide, and Peter, our driver. Both of them went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable and memorable for us. Their care and attention to the needs of each traveller in their care was over and above their duties.
Kathy Keenan, USA (June 2022)
Just some of the many other thank yous we get each year:
We just wanted to take the time and write about our fabulous England trip and how impressed and amazed we were with our journey and all the hard work you put into it.
Mr & Mrs Roberts, Illinois, USA (June 2022)
All the guests checked out this morning. Everyone seemed very happy with their stay and I must say Richard and the bus driver were lovely and very helpful. We are looking forward to welcoming the next group in August.
Norwood Hall Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland (June 2022)
Wow, Jan is hitting it out of the park with accommodations. We spent two lovely evenings at the Acorn Inn in Evershot, Dorset, known for its historic setting AND award-winning chef!
Mr & Mrs King, California, USA (April 2022)
We were not disappointed by our British travel planner, Jan Redler. We were greeted at passport check in, accompanied through baggage and delivered to our driver for a comfy ride to the countryside.
Mr & Mrs King, California, USA (April 2022)
I have to congratulate [you] on the work and planning that had to go into the itinerary for this trip. The holiday was really enhanced by the expertise and attention to detail by our lovely tour manager Alison, our first class driver Mark and a great group of travelling companions.
Mr S C, United Kingdom (October 2021)
I had a wonderful time in the UK, thank you. I'm so glad I went!
Jane Johnson, NY (March 2020)
Dai was AMAZING, today was definitely our favorite day so far. It was pouring for the first part so we didn't get to do much walking around in the a.m., but by the time we got to St. David's the weather was pretty close to perfect (for October). Dai was very easy going, funny and friendly - he introduced us to laver bread and shared so much information about the area.
Mr & Mrs Collins, USA (October 2019)
Dear Jan and Robin, we had a truly memorable tour of South Wales! Fiona took great care of us and showed us many hidden gems. She added much to our expected itinerary and was so accommodating in tailoring our trip to our interests. She has given us many wonderful memories. Thank you both so much for arranging everything so capably.
Mary Lane, OH (October 2019)
Dear Neil! Thank you for making our trip the best!
Mia and other members of the Green Guide group from Sweden (September 2019)
Thank you Neil Redler for some wonderful days and co-operation.
Christina Högardh-Ihr, The Green Guide, Sweden (September 2019)
Thank you, Janet, for helping us enjoy our wonderful Wales trip. I will never forget Wales!
Cynthia Ann McDonald, Broken Arrow, OK (August 2019)
Dear Robin, we greatly appreciate all of the time and resources you provided in order to arrange our travels in Croatia in July. We are sending along some local produce found in the Northern Sacramento Valley where we reside. Thank you again.
Barbara & Tom Burkett, Chico, CA (August 2019)
Hi Jan. Your taxi to the airport was the best suggestion. Driver was a retired policeman from Norfolk via North London and also had a career in the Army. We chatted the whole way and it saved me the stress of trying taxi plus train or trains to get to Manchester. Never thought any tour would exceed WHW 2009, but the last two weeks have been the best experience ever! Cymru am Byth! Dymuniadau Gorau to you Jan.
Karen Conley, Quarryville, PA (August 2019)
We are very much enjoying Wales… We love the room. And the wine. Thank you! Also, given the temp of high 80s, it was perfect timing to get a room with air conditioning. Oh almost forgot. Our tour guide/driver for Snowdonia and more was Carl. He is terrific!
Mr & Mrs Weaver, USA (July 2019)
Every trip exceeds the one before with special moments, surprises and individualized care all within our budget!! Thanks Jan and staff for making each trip “the trip of a lifetime”!
Bonnie Bollwinkel, Monterey, CA (June 2019)
Thank you for all you did to ensure this was a pilgrimage, not just a trip. We love you!
Carol, Dirk and the mighty band of pilgrims, Los Altos, CA (June 2019)
Thank you so very much for arranging such a wonderful and special trip for us to Paris! Though it was a short visit, we kept very busy - had a truly lovely time. The hotel was spectacular, the dinner delicious and the Eiffel Tower breathtaking.
Amy & John Beyer, Long Island, NY (February 2019)
Thank you very much for sharing your expertise as you helped us plan and execute our visit. Your enthusiasm for experiencing the beauty, culture and history of Wales is contagious. We really enjoyed our trip and appreciate the role that you and your company played in making it great!
Mr & Mrs Kennedy, OH (October 2018)
In 2017, we organised a concert tour of the UK for the Starfire Singers from California:
Thanks for a wonderful tour experience. You're so good with details! I look forward to many more adventures with you.
Janice Maggiora, CA
Thank you for blessing us with your infinite creativity (and surprises) and for taking such great care of us. I am in awe of the fact that this trip was COMPLETELY different than four years ago, even though we visited many of the same places. I am humbled by your kindness and patience and hope that I get to travel with you more in the future. Thank you for all that you did to make this experience what it was.
Hillary Caudle, CA
You have outdone yourselves this year. This tour has been my favourite ever. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into your work.
Dylan Damonte, CA
Thank you for this wonderful amazing tour of the UK. Even so, I'm not sure which I have enjoyed the more, the tour itself or getting to know you. You have such a connection with this group it's been a great experience that I will always remember. The river boat dinner cruise was awesome. You have shown us the UK and the people of the UK with the kind of attention and detail that comes from an experienced insider point of view. Thank you.
Karen Groseclose, CA
You are the best, Jan. I wish you were my mother!
Caden Gaviria, CA
Thank you so much for everything you did to put this trip together for us, my experiences these past two weeks have changed my plans for the future and enriched my life.
Nicholas Trautman, CA
You have supplied us with such joy, great experience and visions into your wonderful country and history. Thanks for putting up with us all and for all your special surprises! The river tour was a highlight for me. Something I would probably never do on my own.
Bill Golden, CA
You are amazing! This trip has been an unbelievable journey filled with memories I will treasure forever. Thank you so much for all your hard work, patience and love for all of us. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us four years from now.
Trevor Caudle, CA
Just some of the many other thank yous we get each year:
Two weeks ago Susanna and I returned from a fantastic and hassle-free mother-daughter trip to the UK, topped off with an epic 48 hours in Paris. It wouldn’t have been nearly so perfect without the genius of my dear friend, Janet Redler. If you’re dreaming of a once-in-a-lifetime trip, a trip designed just for you, Jan is who you need. Seriously. She’s amazing.
Connie Bergquest, Nashville, TN (August 2018)
Wales was amazing and in large part to the services you arranged for me. I really enjoyed our time with Sian (we're a foodie family!) and Dai was absolutely fantastic. His pride for Wales shows through in the best way possible. I can't wait to plan another trip to go up North or out to Pembroke and the coast. Can't thank you enough for everything and I look forward to meeting you when you're in NYC.
Josh Novick, NYC (February 2018)
Everyone loved the preparation and bookings you made for our Sacred Isles Trek. They are all home and back into their routines by now. Needless to say, my wife and I are eager to return after our lovely month in Scotland and Northumbria!
No need to mention the weather, as we have experienced first hand! "No such thing as inclement weather, just inappropriate clothing!"
Nile Norton, La Pointe, WI
The Wales culinary adventure was an eye opening journey into a remarkable cuisine and culture. Thanks again for taking great care of us all during the trip to Wales.
Chuck Berardi, Chef, Philadelphia, PA
We had a safe journey back to France last Friday and we were welcomed by particularly hot weather. I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous stay you have organised for us in Shropshire.
Because you are such a considerate, warmhearted and efficient person I have appreciated every single moment on the Shropshire paths and across the fields, even when walking up the hills was a bit of a challenge for me.
Meeting your friends was also very pleasant and i will remember John's welcome in his "Little Eden". I will be glad to see you all again one day.
Marlène, Tarascon, France
Thanks ever so much for your help in getting my diamond back to me. It took a while but I got a Fed Ex delivery today making me a very happy lady!
Our whole trip was wonderful, thanks to you and your team. We enjoyed every minute. Both Hotels were nice but if I had my way I would make the Imperial a 10 star. The men who were on duty in reception the night I lost my stone were very helpful - they looked all over the dining room and bar on their hands and knees without success, but said they would have the chambermaid to do a “hand sweep” before vacuuming. It worked!
My only regret was it ended too soon. If I ever save enough money I’ll contact you to show me around again. I was so impressed with the friendly people.
Thanks again Jan, I really appreciate your sending me my diamond!
Jeannene A Tylee, Cleveland, OH
Thank you so much for handling three generations of women with such grace, humor and a most pleasant manner.
I wish we hadn’t had such a short time in Wales. I will certainly recommend to anyone else to allow more time to enjoy your beautiful country. We do so appreciate you sharing your knowledge and wit.
Julie Adams, Boston, MA
Please excuse the inexcusable delay in writing to tell you what a wonderful time we had in Great Britain! The Cornish walking trip, weekend in London and Wales!
Please accept our sincere compliments when we say that you MADE the Wales portion our trip. Wales is indeed a beautiful and fascinating country but your professionalism, working knowledge of your homeland and unmistakable pride in your heritage made Wales come alive for us. Despite the sometimes dreary weather, your contagious enthusiasm kept our interest keen and our spirits up. You made us feel welcome from the first minutes of our meeting and time spent in your delightful company will always be a treasure memory. (Plus, the preparation for Tom of riding in the backseat with a woman driving on the “wrong” side of the road was invaluable in later coping with my 80 year old Irish cousin who drives like a Formula One race car driver! which was truly unnerving on one way country lanes.)
We indeed enjoyed your company and appreciate all the work that the staff at JRTT did to prepare our wonderful trip. I have no difficulty recommending your company to any of our friends - we will return.
Jean & Tom Penny, St Augustine, FL
Family and friends often ask us, ‘what was the best part of your trip?’ There is no single answer to that question, as all facets of the experience met or exceeded our fondest expectations.
Perhaps the most beautiful country-side and seashore were to be found in Wales; the most emotionally moving visual experiences at Omaha Beach and the adjacent cemeteries; the most awesome environments at Westminster Abbey and Notre Dame, or maybe be the bases of the Eiffel Tower, or maybe the magnificence of the Crown Jewels... And definitely for out and out atmosphere it had to be the tine town of Honfleur. Nick you were right on with your recommendation!
The funniest experiences had to be Lolly and me trying (and succeeding!) to divine the complexities of the Paris and London subway systems. Parenthetically, we found - without exception complexities of the Paris and London subway systems. Parenthetically, we found - the French and Brits who we asked (or who volunteered!) for direction or other help to be kind, helpful and courteous. We remain very impressed about that. For example, I had occasion to seek minor medical help at a hospital in rural France and was afforded attention and care as though I were royalty. Incidentally, the cost for TWO emergency room visits were a total of $80 US equivalent! Try that in NYC.
The tour guides assigned to us were each professional, knowledgeable and accommodation. To be singled out an extra-ordinary was Janet (herself) Redler who sheparded us about Wales. She was an absolute marvel personally and professionally. She also had the rare ability to “read” our preferences and anticipate our needs.
Among the hotels which we particularly enjoyed were the Villa Lara Hotel, Bayeux and Gwesty Cymru in Aberystwyth. Each was different in its own way, but each was also staffed by helpful, kind and intelligent personnel.
There were absolutely no transportation glitches, missed appointment or related inconveniences, except for the afore communicated canceled flight O’Hare to Green Bay.
By the way also thank you for the weather which was uniformly gorgeous, with almost no rain and what little of that there was not inconveniencing. It didn’t even rain on our last night in London.
On to Italy in a year or two - we hope.
Our thanks and gratitude to you.
Laura & Jim Lambert, WI
I have been on at least 5 trips with Janet Redler Travel and Tourism and I can tell you that each one has been a tip of a lifetime! I have been with 90 youth or 50 adults or on just a personal vacation. Jan has made each trip memorable with special touches and goes out of her way to meet our travel needs. She is sensitive and caring very knowledgeable about travel all over UK and Europe and is unflappable! She is our “go to” person for all our travel needs!
Bonnie Bollwinkle, Los Altos, CA
We looked after a Welsh adult choir of 60 from Delta, PA, in July 2013...
E-mailing you to say what a wonderful job you did for us on our tour of sixty, I heard wonderful things from the folks who went on the extended tour of Scotland, though they had less to say than I might have expected! You had the patience of an angel with our group...
Pamela Myers (Cor Rehoboth) Delta
From the minute until the very end you have given all the energy possible - sincere thanks for filling our cups to overflowing with pleasant memories in Scotland, Wales and London.
It has been a truly superb trip and fun, looking after 60 of us must be hard work!
Thank you for giving us a wonderful trip, well planned and organised
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip - fun and special! Truly appreciate your guidance.
Thanks for making our tour so special! Everything ran so smoothly, we have been pleased with the services which we have received from all the staff at JRTT. Their replies are prompt, pricing fair and the quality of the vacation was exceptional truly exceeded our expectation.
Janice and Arnold Greenwood, San Diego, CA
"iMewchas Gracias!" Many thanks as any proper Texan cat would say.
My sister and I enjoyed our visits to all the Wesley sights that you arranged for us, your service and attention to detail was excellent. Thank you also for all the extra help you gave me.
Minne Williams, Houston, TX
I just wanted to thank you for all your work on our trip, we all had a wonderful time and can’t wait to come back to Europe everything was so well arranged as always.
Christina Ianzito, Washington DC
I expect to be a return client this has been all it promised to be and more...
John Jack, CA
How to say thank you.... that is a difficult thing.
We are so thankful for your gentle yet commanding spirit,
your kind nature that’s offered to all,
your nurturing heart,
your deep love for Starfire,
your support of our vision,
your care for our journey of justice,
your hugs that speak volumes,
your laughter that gently covers us
and your wisdom and evidence.
Thank you also inviting James into the Starfire family - now you have someone on your side of the pond who truly understands how your heart feels.
Know how much we love you and continue to bless our lives.
Carol, Dirk and Starfire Singers, Los Altos United Methodist Church, CA
JRTT do a fabulously sophisticated tour - it was great. Excellent hotel and food. The 'surprises' were wonderful. The schedule was perfect six weeks in Europe - everything from skate fishing off Oban, deer stalking at Pitlochry, salmon fishing on the Wye, Canal ......., Limoges and its specialist shops, boating on the Poitevin, Poitou-Charentes and its cognac vineyards.
We will always remember James.
Connolly Family, NSW Australia
We are home after having a wonderful trip to France. Thank you so much for all the arrangements and suggestions you made for us. I can't thank you and Nick enough. The hotels you booked were great, much nicer than the ones we booked ourselves. I am going through my photos and will send you some soon. Normandy was wonderful we loved the Hotel Villa Lara. The Langs really enjoyed going out to Honfleur and driving along the coast. We had a great time in Paris... a great time everywhere. Definitely want to go back and perhaps spend more time in one area and not so much traveling around.
So glad we took the train down to Provence... the driving and tolls were much more of a hassle than we expected so that saved us a lot of grief. The Langs were very concerned about the connection time between the two train stations in Paris, but we made it with time to spare. No problems at all. I so appreciate your advice and counsel on this. A lot of the places would not accept our credit cards... even one with the "chip" that the Lang's had. The cards worked in most places just not at the toll booths and gas stations. Sometimes they would take cash but sometimes not... so that was more of an inconvenience than we anticipated, so not having to drive to the south of France definitely saved us a lot of time and hassle. And I loved the train ride. We met some great people on the train and enjoyed the ride.
O’Neil and Lang families, Sunnyvale, CA