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Dubrovnik Delights ~ Valamar Club Hotel ~ October 2014

Just back last Friday from Dubrovnik. It was one of the best holidays we have ever had!

Apart from the beautiful city and country side, your guides Marijeta and our driver Nick, were excellent and informative company. The hotel, while putting through an enormous number of people, still provided excellent and friendly staff, and a wide variety of excellent food.

We did the half day City Tour with Marijetta in Dubrovnik, which was good, as you could be walking around passing everything by, without the local knowledge.


We went to Montenegro last Monday, unfortunately it was a very wet day, but it was beautiful. We also went on our own to Cavtat on the boat ferry, which was very reasonable at just 80 Kuna, (approx €10) each return.  It is a 45 min trip each way. Cavtat is stunning. Feel free to use my observations as you wish, as we really enjoyed it.

Well done to all, and hopefully if you have trips like this in the future, we will be on your contact list.

Cheers John. Dubrovnik Delights October 2014.  

Bruges Insiders Tour

We would like to convey our thanks and compliments following our recent visit to the beautiful city of Bruges to our guide Ms Christa Hallaert and and the gentleman from Guide and Ride who provided the taxi service to and from the airport.

We enjoyed our stay and hope to use Travel Escapes again.

– P, Bruges: The Insiders Tour

El Easy Camino, Pilgrim Road

I would like to congratulate you on a very well run tour.  I would also like to pay special tribute to Danny Rae Mathias – the excellent guide that accompanied us from Bilbao to Santiago.  He was courteous, caring, informative and great company throughout the tour.  He gave us great insight into the history, customs and food of the regions through which we passed.  He was also great fun and highly regarded by all of our group.
I hope I will be able to join Travel Escapes on other tours in the future.

– Dorothy, The Pilgrim Road Tour

Christmas in the Tirol 2013

I thought you might like some feedback on our recent trip to the Austrian Tirol with Citiescapes.  We were very happy with the organisation and content of this Christmas tour and we enjoyed every aspect of the holiday.   Our tour guide Mr Johann Hauser merits very special mention……he was simply outstanding!  Johann was kind, knowledgeable, cultured and had a great sense of humour and he was central to our enjoyment of our holiday.
The hotel Vomperhof was just OK. The owners were pleasant, the food was passable but the hotel really  needs a makeover as the bedrooms are very dated and basic.
Overall, we were very satisfied with our Travel Escapes holiday.
Kind regards,
 Elizabeth & Michael

Captivating City of Copenhagen

Just back after a few delightful days in Copenhagen with Travel Escapes.

Included in the trip was a half day walking tour of the city with one of your guides. He was excellent and we would appreciate if you could pass on our thanks for making our visit so interesting.

– PJ, Copenhagen Insiders Tour

Brilliant Time in Berlin

The 4 of us really enjoyed the trip.

Hotel accommodation, transfers, food and especially the walking tour guide, Jamie, were excellent.

– Emily, Berlin Insiders Tour

Just a quick note to say the Insiders Tour to Berlin last week was wonderful. The guide Jamie was so pleasant and informative. We really enjoyed the trip.

Hopefully we will get away again in the not too distant future.

– Helen, Berlin Insiders Tour

Taken Care of in Vienna

Thank you for a wonderful recent trip to Vienna, and taking care of me during our extended delay. I was so thrilled with the service of Travel Escapes, and your rapid response to getting us alternate accommodation. Brilliant organization, and not so easy at a busy time in Vienna. Hats off to you and your team. I will recommend you to others.

– Angela, Vienna Insiders Tour

Terrific Time on El Easy Camino & The Pilgrim Road Tour

Toni I am just back from above trip. Just to thank you and your team for such a terrific time. All hotels were wonderful; the trips too ran like clockwork. The guide you provided, ‘Sonja’, was fabulous. She provided a great wealth of information on all aspects of our trip and her very friendly manner contributed to our great enjoyment of the trip.

Again thanks to all at Travel Escapes who worked on our trip.

– Best wishes R McCarthy, U.K. – October 2014

Lovely Lisbon

Just a quick e-mail to thank you for pulling out all the stops and getting Colm (aka ‘George’ on his passport!) and I on the Cork – Lisbon flight on Mon. last.  We were like 2 greyhounds from Sun. evening when we first heard that Dublin Airport would be closed by the dreaded ash – poised to the ready with suitcases packed in hopeful anticipation and yet not wanting to book ourselves on the Cork flight without your permission!  Whew! It made the Lisbon trip all the sweeter!

It was a fabulous few days and the Turim hotel in Lisbon was lovely – friendly staff and very comfortable with a great buffet choice for breakfast each morning.  We were looked after very well, transport-wise also, and delivered both to and from the hotel by our cheerful driver.

I think the icing on the cake was the walking tour on Tues.  It started at 9.30 a.m. but poor Paulo hadn’t reckoned with 5 Irish tearaways and we eventually finished at about 4.00p.m.!! I think it was only supposed to be a 3 hour tour……  Colm and I and Neil from Cork then went for lunch with Paulo and had very interesting discussions on Colonialism!  It all ended very amicably though and Paulo was just a wonderful guide, helping us to get 3 day transport tickets for buses, etc., and bringing us to some fantastic places around Lisbon – Alfama by tram, etc.  Because of his knowledge and help, we managed to cover a huge amount of the top places of interest during the following days, as well as the places covered on the Tues.

Truly a great package once more from Travel Escapes, Jill, so take a bow!  For great accommodation, seamless transport and wonderful value all round, we enjoyed ourselves mightily!

– Colm & Janet, Lisbon: The Insiders Tour


Terrific Guide in Prague

I would just like to commend our trip with you to Praque, we came back 6th nov. Every thing about our trip was wonderful, but most importantly we would like to say what a terrific guide we had. She had brilliant knowledge of every aspect of this stunning city, brought it all to life and made our tour so interesting and enjoyable, well done to her, and she should be told so please! The hotel was great, and we look forward to our next trip with you. Thank you.

– Fidelma & Michael – November 2014