CHLOE (TRAVEL AGENT) SAYS:
Thanks for your email.
All was great and was impressed with the service.
I will contact you guys as and when I need a quote for rail and have also told my team that I thought you were good.
MR RON LOCKHART FROM HAMPSHIRE SAYS:
What can I say, a big thank you to start with. I can only imagine the amount of detail you had to go through to arrange my trip around the UK. Everything went exactly according to plan and you have given me, and my brother in law, a lot of memories that we will cherish. My sister and her husband finished off the trip in some style at Portmerion, and a great time was had by all.
I would be delighted to contribute to your website, just tell me how. I did a daily blog for friends and family perhaps that may be of use.
MRS MARGARET ROXBURGH SAYS:
I am writing to tell you that Colleen and I had a simply amazing break in Scotland and thank you so much for organising the trip for us!!
The accommodation was especially good at the Victoria Hotel, as was the tasty food, (great value for money) in Fort William. Accommodation at the Travel Lodge in Helensborough, was satisfactory, but their food was good!
We had a wonderful train journey over to Mallaig yesterday on The Jacobite train despite the 1st class carriage being the only carriage on the train to have no heating!! We remedied that on the return journey by stopping by the bar and resting ourselves on the perches while we supped a wee few drams of Scotch. They warmed the cockles of our hearts they did indeed!!
We met a lovely couple on that journey, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were staying at the new hotel in Fort William but said it lacked atmosphere so they joined us for a meal at the Victoria last evening. What a wonderful evening it turned out to be as we gatecrashed the bus party and joined in to enjoy their entertainment after dinner. It was such fun to sing along to all the Scottish songs and the Entertainer on his accordion was just great .
Journey on Virgin was excellent. It was great being able to wait for our train in the comfort of the Virgin Lounge.
We especially enjoyed our train trip from Helensburgh to Fort William!! The Stewardess on the train was such a great character, helpful friendly and nothing phased her. She had us all chatting away to each other in the carriage and it just helped make that long slow journey go by so quickly!! We loved spotting the deer, black grouse and woolly highland cows.
Little things like the loo on the train breaking down only added to the fun of the day!! The train driver having to make a couple of toilet stops along the way!!
Absolutely fantastic the whole trip!!
Thanks once again
THE BOLTON FAMILY FROM BALTIMORE SAYS:
My family of four (Mom, Dad and two teen daughters) recently returned from our first trip to England, Ireland and Paris. We had three weeks for the trip and had never planned anything like this. When we were trying to plan our portion time in England, I was overwhelmed by ways to tour this country. I wasn’t sure I could handle driving and my husband wanted to travel by train.
After searching tour company after tour company, I stumbled upon a company called RailTourGuide. It’s a new company run by two great train men, David and Scott. They collaborated with us, using their knowledge of the train systems, helping us plan a 6 day tour. We saw more of England in those six days than I could have imagined. Plus we were comfortable and felt relaxed.
Scott accompanied us for the entire trip, and David visited with us one of the days as well. I cannot stress enough how personable these two were and continue to be so. We planned the trip with them 6 months in advance and they were in continuous email communication with us throughout the time of planning until we arrived in England.
Scott then came the night before our trip with him began to meet us. When we needed a car for distances, he arranged it. When we needed taxis, he arranged them. He assisted us with our hotel reservations and information about the remainder of our trip, after we departed from him and had a few days on our own.
In all my travels, 20 years of hiring companies to tour us, I have never found a better company. They were very professional and yet personable. They are a great company to consider for any tour of England (2 days to 6 days, and possibly longer if you wish). The cost was significantly lower than what you would expect.
And shortly after we returned home, we received a cd and dvd of our tour, pictures Scott had taken of us and for us during our fantastic trip!