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  • We would like to express our delight in our 'Great British Escape' holiday. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend your service to others. Everything was perfectly organised and we had no problem or issue with any of the details.

    We would like to thank you for providing us with a wonderful holiday. We would never have discovered the properties you booked on our own. This trip has made us determined to return to the UK and visit other places. We will certainly use your company again.

  • I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how wonderful our trip was. We arrived back in the USA last night with so many fond memories of a perfect visit to England. We were able to track down old family homes along the way, just as we had hoped!

    Our itinerary worked out so well, especially dropping the hire car in York and taking the train into London as you suggested. And just as you promised, our train tickets were waiting for us at our first stop in the UK. The hotels you booked for us were absolutely perfect and ideally located, and we were greeted and warmly welcomed at each. Thank you Matt for a perfect holiday. You were so thorough and made sure every detail was taken care of from start to finish. We had no worries or concerns, and thoroughly enjoyed our week in England.

  • I would like to thank you for planning a completely amazing trip for my husband and me in October. The itinerary that you set up for us was absolutely perfect, the accommodations were beautiful and the suggestions for things to do, places to see and places to eat were so helpful. There's no way that we could have planned it out anywhere near as well as you did. The only thing that I wish I could have changed is that I wish we had more time to spend in each of the amazing places we visited!

  • This was the smoothest, most worry free trip we have ever taken. Our passion is travel and there are always glitches on the road which you take in stride. This holiday was glitch-free and the accommodations, proprietors, sights and car rental were flawless. Helen put together the perfect package for our needs and communicated with us regularly, staying on top of what we were looking for. We are not “tour” type travellers. Our itinerary was open and scheduled for relaxed travelling without having to hurry.

    We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Great British Escapes. We will book a holiday again and will recommend GBE to fellow travellers. I only wish you offered the same amazing services for other European countries - we would go through you every time!

  • We wanted to reach out and thank you for arranging a trip that far surpassed our expectations. We had a truly wonderful time and were blown away by the beauty of England. We could truly appreciate the beauty and ambience because every step of our trip was made so easy for us. We had only to enjoy every detail. Everywhere we visited, the people were so nice to us!

    Thank you for an amazing experience and know that we will recommend you highly to our friends. We recognize all the care and thoughtfulness you put into your work and we hope to work with you again before long!

  • I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time in England. Everything went very smoothly, we absolutely loved all of our accommodation and destinations. I would do it all again tomorrow, and hopefully will in a few years’ time. I want to thank you for your guidance and assistance in organising just the right itinerary.

  • I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for planning and putting together such an amazing trip! We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to do it again! Yup, we are already planning our next one. :-)

    We had some adventures but everything was easy to deal with thanks to you and Great British Escapes. All of your hard work and attention to detail went above and beyond and truly made this a very special trip. Thank you again.

  • I just wanted to thank you very much for an amazing holiday. Each place you booked has been unique and very special and we appreciate the thought and care you obviously put into organising things. Take care and thank you very much.

  • Just a quick email to say thank you. We have had one magic trip. We will be telling everyone here in NZ that you and your company are the best and if they are travelling to the U.K. to use you guys!

  • We're home from our UK road trip now sadly so thought we'd let you know how it went! We had a simply marvellous time and saw loads of great places.

    The accommodations you booked for us were brilliant and unusual - very accommodating to us and Shrimp (who was totally spoilt by the owners!). The breakfasts were amazing and we're both on diets now! So thanks very much for your help - a number of people asked how we'd arranged our dog friendly trip and we passed on your details so hopefully some business will come your way!

  • We arrived home after a wonderful trip yesterday. I'd like to thank Great British Escapes, and you in particular, for helping make our holiday as good as it was. I would certainly have no hesitation with recommending Great British Escapes.

    We stayed in some incredibly good hotels/pubs in very interesting locations. Perhaps with some luck we would have come across 1 or 2 of these without your help but there is no way that we would have come up with such consistently good locations.

  • Just wanted to tell you we had a great time. Everything was perfect , including the weather. The restaurant recommendations were great .

    Thanks so much. We will definitely be in touch when we return.

  • We've returned from our trip through Scotland and England. It was wonderful. We drove over 1,200 miles, through lovely and varied countryside. The small hotels you arranged for us were perfect; just marvelous. Thanks for all of your help. We are delighted with your services, and with the trip you planned for us. We look forward to working with you for another visit to the UK soon.

  • Our trip really exceeded our expectations. Your Destination Guides were outstanding. We liked the flexibility and diversity they provided. We felt like the trip was tailored to us. We have many friends who travel and will recommend GBE to them all. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Just a brief note to let you know that our drive tour of England was great. Everything went to plan. The accommodation you organised for us was very comfortable, amazingly interesting and very friendly. The information guides on the things to do and see really helped us get the balance right. We really enjoyed it all !!

    Thank you for such a professional job.

  • It’s already more than a month since we returned home! I’m sorry for the delay in sending this note to you to THANK YOU for helping us have a truly wonderful experience during our three week “literary tour” of England. We really appreciated the places you arranged for us to stay. I just loved the variety and intimacy and friendliness we found at each place. And I so appreciated NOT being in big, generic, commercial hotels!

    The other great thing was the food. We had been cautioned about English food being not so good, but these places offered really tasty (and fun) food on-site—in fun spaces. We had many, many (too many!!) fantastic meals! Also, even though I had a few crazy-making moments as I learned how to drive on the “other” side in York (thank you so much for having us pick up the car there, rather than in London!), I am SO happy we decided to hire a car. That allowed us to go to and through places at our own pace and to get a better feel for the landscape. Plus, I felt pretty darn good by our trip’s end about my new, re-oriented driving skills. I could go on and on about the wonderful places we got to see and the great time we had, as we traveled around England—but I know you have other trips to plan so I won’t take more of your time. Just so you know, I’ve been telling other people about you and Great British Escapes. I especially appreciated how flexible and communicative you were as we developed our plans. When I come to England again, I will get in touch with you to help me with plans. I hope you are having a lovely summer. And thank you again for such great, friendly, satisfying service. I know you made a real difference in making our trip really terrific. My mum and I are so grateful.

  • Just wanted to let you know that we had absolutely the best trip ever to Great Britain. We are so grateful to you for making everything so easy and for booking such wonderful accommodations. We loved every minute of the trip and can’t wait to come back for another visit some day.

  • Thank you Helen for arranging such a superb tour . All went very smoothly and the accommodation was excellent. We are happy to give a glowing reference to you and your team!

    The best thing about our trip was seeing the English countryside by day, knowing that we had excellent accommodation and dinner to follow. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to ensure a great holiday.

  • I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful holiday you arranged for us! Every place we stayed was fantastic and I am very grateful because I would not have thought to book those kind of places myself.

    Thank you again for everything, it was a fabulous trip and we all enjoyed it immensely.

  • GBE take all the worry and work out of holiday planning, but most importantly maintain the flexibility of including any special interests and requests.

    Thank you once again Matt for your service and assistance, we never felt once during the trip that we had not received value for money.

  • I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much Jenny and I enjoyed the entire trip. The itinerary worked well, the hotels were lovely and we could not have asked for better. If we do another driving trip, we certainly would look to Great British Escapes to plan it.

    Thank you again for planning one of the most entertaining and enjoyable vacations we have ever had.

  • We enjoyed the trip very much. The information was great. Your help was exemplary. If we make in to the UK again we will definitely be in touch with Great British Escapes.

  • We had a great time - the stop over locations that you chose were great! They had history, environment and good food. We saw everything we wanted to see and more but still realized we had only touched the surface.

    The descriptions of things to see were most helpful. We would recommend Great British Escapes with confidence and pleasure.

  • I'm sitting in departures at Heathrow Airport with my husband on our way home to New Zealand after the most wonderful UK holiday. Twelve tremendous days planned by the Great British Escapes team and a head (and memory card!) full of great British experiences. Our itinerary was perfect - from London to Scotland and back down to Oxford. There wasn't one problem - our hire car was spot on, every place we stayed was clean and comfortable (some were luxurious), with amazing breakfasts to get us started every morning. The detailed Great British Escape itineraries that we received helped us make the most of what every location had to offer. It was really special getting off the beaten track in several places. We loved the long country walks as well as the terrific tourist spots.

    A wonderful way to celebrate 28 years of marriage and my 50th birthday this year. Planning and anticipating this trip was half the fun - no question was too trivial and we always had a detailed and helpful reply within 24 hours. You guys gave us the best holiday! Thanks so much from two very grateful Kiwis!

  • We had the BEST trip we have ever had. We loved every place we stayed at, all for different reasons. All of the activities that we did were great, there was nothing that we would not do if we had our time again.

    We would definitely recommend Great British Escapes for a trip to Britain. Thanks again for making our “milestone birthday” trip something truly memorable!

  • I want to thank you for your help in planning the PERFECT vacation. Your attention to detail was mind blowing! From the driver greeting us at the airport, to the train tickets, to the hire car, to all the wonderful accommodations, you made it all so easy and worry free. This vacation was, hands down, the best vacation I have ever gone on. I asked for historical places and beautiful countryside, both were delivered in abundance. The route you mapped out gave us the most breathtaking views!

    What was most impressive were the accommodations you chose for us. Every single place you chose was so unique and inviting that we didn't want to leave. We thought to ourselves, "The next place can't possibly top this". But to our surprise and amazement, it surely did! Again, thank you soooooooo much for putting together this magical dream vacation. I will highly recommend using your company to any one considering a UK vacation. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer......so much to see and do! We certainly got a good taste of the beautiful UK.....with a craving to come back for more. Cheers!

  • We wanted to thank you for the fantastic trip you put together for us. Everything went perfectly. Even the weather cooperated, although I don't think you had anything to do with that. It was so nice to walk into the hotels and give our name and hear that everything is taken care of. The hotels were all so nice and conveniently located.

    The plans are in the works for a return trip. We would recommend Great British Escapes to everyone. Thank you again.

  • We had a wonderful trip, and you played a big role. We thank you immensely. Everything you booked made things so easy for us as checking in, getting the car or boarding the train was quick, easy and seamless. Hats off to you!

    Thanks again for your very valuable services. We had an amazing experience.

  • I wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for arranging such a lovely holiday for my mother and me. We had an absolutely wonderful time and the trip was perfectly suited to our tastes and interests. Thank you for making this such a personalized, memorable experience to celebrate my mother's 65th birthday!

    We enjoyed all of the hotel accommodations and appreciated that each had its own character. Again, I thank you for all of your hard work and consideration towards planning this special, personalized holiday for us.

  • We would like to thank you for managing our recent trip to the UK. In particular we found your attention to detail was excellent, all aspects were taken care of. You obviously had given our trip careful thought.

    Your communication skills are great and all correspondence was easily understood. The accommodation you chose was of a high standard and we enjoyed all the places we stayed at. We had a great holiday and will recommend your company to others should the situation arise.

  • Arrived back in Aus last week and would like to send a short note to thank you for making our visit to the UK such a pleasure. Every detail was covered by your itinerary.

    We are more than happy to recommend great British Escapes to to our Aussie friends. Cheers

  • We can't thank you enough for the amazing trip your organized for us. It truly could not have been more perfect. Your help with planning our itinerary was invaluable, as were the suggestions you provided for things do to in each of the area we visited. All of our transportation arrangements worked beautifully. We loved all of the inns you had reserved for us and really appreciated both the fact that they were all well-off-the-beaten path and that they provided really, really terrific breakfasts!

    I have already recommended Great British Escapes to several friends and hope that it won't be too long before we also use your services again. In short, this was absolutely, without a doubt, the best trip we have ever taken, and that is in large part because of the effort that you put into it. We can't thank you enough.

  • Helen, Thank you for making this trip happen for us! Everything was perfectly organized, we arrived at all our locations, and they were expecting us, and costs were all dealt with, and all arrangements suited our wishes perfectly!

    We plan to return to England next year, and will certainly be in touch with you! We appreciated all your efforts on our behalf, and have been relaying this to anyone who asks about our trip! You made it work so efficiently! Much appreciation,

  • We had a wonderful time at each destination and could only have wished for more time at each. Helen’s selection of accommodations and suggestions for things to do helped us make this a very memorable trip. Being the type of person who needs to plan everything (in detail) I asked a lot of questions. Helen was a big help in making me feel comfortable. The service we received was very good and uncommon in today’s self-serve society.

    All the information was accurate and Helen was both helpful and very responsive with all of our questions. The destination information was good and included more items to see and do than time allowed. The accommodations were very unique, each with it’s own charm. These were locations we would have not have found if planning the vacation ourselves, great work. We really liked having the advantages of a tour with lodging reservations but the freedom of what and how much (or little) to do any day. It’s like the best of both worlds.

  • We had a fabulous time driving over 3 weeks from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back down again! We asked to be away from large cities in order to experience the real British countryside. All our accommodation was excellent. Beyond our expectations. Matt’s service was excellent, listening to our original ideas, developing a great itinerary and responding to all my requests for any changes and additions. He always answered emails promptly (we are in Australia) and gave us great advice on car hiring and tours.

    Having all our accommodation booked and paid before we left home made travelling so easy. Being in school holidays, everything else seemed to be fully booked so you could not hope to find anywhere to stay by chance. Thank you for organising such a great trip! Your service will be highly recommended.

  • First and foremost, thank you so much for helping us plan our trip. We were really happy with everything and we had talked about how much time and stress you helped reduce by booking everything ahead of time for us and taking care of the hotels. We realized we had no idea where or how we'd pick hotels without knowing the areas and somehow you managed to find us some great places that were all unique!!! The information you provided was perfect and it was just enough info for us to decide what we wanted to do in each place without overwhelming us!

    We would absolutely recommend anyone we know who is planning a trip to the UK to book thru Great British Escapes. All of your feedback and patience with our many questions and helping us book everything made our lives sooo much easier! Thanks again for everything - we had an absolutely amazing trip!

  • I want to thank you for all that you did to make the first part of our vacation (the part preceding the cruise) such a wonderful experience. We engaged in so much in so many places over the course of 3 weeks, but continue to reflect on how much we enjoyed our time in York and North Yorkshire - major highlights for us!

    It was a complicated trip in terms of the various kinds of travel we were doing, but you helped smooth over the logistics in a marvelous way. Each of the accommodation choices were excellent, and the destination guides were invaluable. Thanks so much for your help in all of it!

  • We would like to thank you so much for organising the whole lot of accommodation for us, we were completely blown away by each of the places that we stayed in. When we get back from our holiday I want to tell everyone how thoroughly impressed we were by British Escapes and England is so, so unbelievably beautiful. I will be thoroughly recommending yourself to everyone.

    Thank you for giving us an experience that we will never ever forget. It was Perfect!

  • As I now sit in my office a little jet lagged I just wanted to send a BIG Thank You to you for arranging such a great holiday.

    Great accommodation, great locations, great service from you before and during our holiday. We loved it ALL.

  • Our schedule was so well planned. There was never a worry about the accommodations and all were so unique. Being our first trip to the UK, we could have not found these great accommodations on our own.

    At first we thought that this would be a “once in a lifetime” trip, but because of Great British Escapes, we are already planning our next visit.

  • Can’t thank you and your team enough, you guys helped make it a trip to remember and certainly dealt with all of the nagging travel/lodging/sightseeing issues that concerned us up front. We had many ideas on places/things to see but Matt provided clear ideas on timing, do’s and don’ts, travel and car rental materials and outlines not only of the lodgings, but also the areas and attractions we were visiting.

    We were overwhelmed with their attention to detail, the recommendations they made on our behalf for lodging and how smoothly the entire trip went as we moved from place to place! Matt was prompt with updates and responses to our questions, we never had any issues at any lodging with bookings and their suggestions for dining and sightseeing were exceptional! Didn’t want to come home, we enjoyed every minute of every day there. Was great to be touring England and staying in 300-600 year old inns and bed/breakfast/pubs with character oozing from every room! We would never have found the character places we stayed on our own, congrats to Matt and team for their efforts! Everything was awesome, these folks know how to make any trip the best it could be!

  • We returned yesterday evening from our wonderful trip to England. I can't thank you enough for all that you organized for us. The trip was just what we wanted! You "hit the nail on the head" when it came to our lodging. Every place was friendly, quaint and had a lot of history. We have already recommended Great British Escapes to many of our U.S. friends and will continue to do so. We appreciated all the information packets and the ease of arranging a rental car. Thank you for everything!

  • Just a short note to tell you how very good your itinerary was for our tour of England Wales and Scotland. Every one of the hotels / inns was perfect in terms of location, ambiance, service, and hospitality.

    It's a great thing you have going there, and we will recommend it to anyone we know coming to the UK . This is a trip we will always think of with great fondness.

  • Our trip was really terrific! I could easily list dozens of things we loved about the trip and other suggestions future clients may also really enjoy.

    We greatly appreciate all your help Helen in putting together such a great trip for us on such short notice. You are a God-send!

  • Great British Escapes provide a great service for people that do not want to be stuck in a tour bus with a lot of people, without flexibility, and that also do not have the time or the knowledge to plan a trip to beautiful places in England that are not commonly visit by tourists.

    The best things about our holiday were visiting places that I would never find on my own, feeling secure that all hotel and car arrangements were done and only focusing on deciding which places to visit from the great list of recommendations provided by Great British Escapes. We would recommend using great British Escapes. It is an excellent service if you want to travel without a group, like a local, and visit places not crowded by tourist and hidden gems but do not have the time or knowledge to prepare a proper itinerary. Thanks Helen, we have a wonderful vacation that without your service there was no way we could do it. We really disconnected from our routine life and just enjoy the places we visited.

  • We had the best time ever and don't know how we will ever top this vacation. It truly was a trip of a lifetime! Given the length of our trip and the geography involved it would have been impossible for us to find all of the great inns and sights. We stayed at nine places and they were all fabulous. My favorite remark was in Skye. Another tourist from England asked: "How did you get here?!?!" Answer: Plane, train, ferry and car! Can't thank you enough!!!!!!!!!!!

    The service was excellent. From the planning through the trip. When there was a possible ferry strike, Matt went above and beyond in making a plan B and keeping us posted. We felt like we had an informed guiding partner in our ambitious goal of seeing from London to the Outer Hebrides. Matt seemed to understand our goals to combine sightseeing with ancestral search. What a fantastic trip we had! We give you all the credit.

  • We arrived back safely in Durban last evening. On behalf of Kerry, Chloe, Kurt and I may we take this opportunity of thanking you for arranging our holiday to the UK. The selection of accommodation, booking arrangements for train, boat and car hire were all superb. It was a great pleasure to know that if we had any queries during our trip you were always available on either email, sms or phone; including occasions when we needed some advice.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the 15 days of travel throughout many areas of the UK, the pre-trip information was well used and informative. All the selected accommodation establishments were very comfortable indeed. It would be our pleasure to be a reference for any future guests that may select Great British Escapes.

  • We are now back in Bali and just a quick note to say thank you very much for the way you organised our holiday, everything went like clockwork and some of the places we stayed, all down to you, were really special and really gave my wife and daughter a real incite to the traditional part of the UK . We took many photos and will be boring our friends with these over the next few weeks.

    I have already given your name to one of my friends who shares his time between Australia and Bali and hopes to make a trip with a friend to the UK and like us looking for some great places to stay at which are not the "straight up and down concrete made" hotels. Once again many thanks for making our stay in the UK extra special.

  • We met lovely people, enjoyed such nice accommodations/ excellent meals and toured such memorable places! Loved the trip layout considering the proximity to our chosen activities and with manageable driving times. The inn keepers at our sites were first class and so helpful.

    It was wonderful to have a knowledgeable professional assist us with the B&B bookings and car rental. It was overwhelming trying to make these choices on our own. Your car recommendation was perfect – the larger sedan would have been too hard to park and drive on the tight country roads! It was great to finally make this wonderful trip with our dear friends and seeing so much of the UK in 16 days and in the sunshine! Thanks, Helen, for your fabulous planning!

  • Wonderful time, great anniversary memory, unique experiences. We were very satisfied with Great British Escapes' service, emails and questions were answered quickly. The extra details on attractions, walks, places to eat etc . were greatly appreciated.

    I truly appreciated all the advanced reservations and was so happy that almost everything was planned out but still room to add the unexpected.

  • We had a fantastic trip and are savoring our memories of everything about it. It was just exactly the trip we had been hoping for, and we're thrilled that we found you to help us plan it. We really couldn't have done it without you and hope to plan our "southern UK" trip with your help one of these days.

    We would give Great British Escapes "10s" across the board and would definitely recommend your service to others. The best thing about the trip was being able to relax about all the arrangements :)

  • The best thing was the flexibility of driving ourselves around the U.K. with an excellent plan created for us by GBE based on our own itinerary wishes. We appreciated the suggestions and directions and knowing that at the end of each day there was always a very comfortable accommodation waiting for us.

    We would definitely recommend the highly personal, specialized and professional service this company provides. Helen is a competent travel advisor and carefully and thoroughly researches each project. The attention to detail is very impressive. She made suggestions and guided us to special places we would never have discovered on our own.

  • I had a wonderful time on my vacation and would love to book another through Great British Escapes. I loved the suggestions about out-of-the-way places to go. We did several of them and were very satisfied. I would never have found these charming places to stay without their help - so thanks!!!

  • Our stay was lovely and the whole experience was way beyond expectation. People at all the accommodations were really nice, beautiful locations and awesome food. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Tried to see and experience as much as possible from your destination guides.

    Will definitely recommend Great British Escapes to our friends for sure!

  • Garry and I want express our thanks to you for organising our fabulous holiday in England. It was a great leap of faith for us to use the services of a company that we found on the Internet, to organise a holiday in the UK, a place we knew little about.

    Matt you were so obliging altering things to suit our needs, and the contact you made with us we felt we knew you. You exceeded our expectations on many levels, and the attention to every minute detail was faultless. Every accommodation was wonderful, your details provided were exemplary. Such as ideas of things to do, places to eat and drink, travel times and distances were all very useful to us. You did such a good job even organising great weather, thank you. I would not hesitate in recommending your services to our friends at home. Well done.

  • I just want to thank you for the wonderful itinerary you planned for us. We had a marvellous time touring England. We are really grateful that you selected places which aren't even mentioned in most guidebooks.

    Everyone that we met were friendly and generous with their recommendations for places to visit. We are certainly going to return to finish visiting the rest of the UK. And when we do, we will be sure to use your services again. Thank you very much.

  • For the second time, we were impressed with the speed and efficiency of the Great British Escapes booking process, as well as the thoroughness and usefulness of the documentation and advice provided.

    The itinerary was excellent in terms of providing the maximum amount of coverage of the area concerned within the timeframe allowed and the accommodation provided was of an excellent standard. We will certainly make use of your services again when next we plan to do a self-drive holiday in the UK.

  • Well, we have arrived back home after five great weeks in the UK. Jane and I wish to express our sincere thanks for your wonderful assistance and advice in planning and booking aspects of our holiday. Everything was "spot on" and we appreciate the choices of accommodation, in particular. Each property had its quaint features that brought a nice touch to the stay. All property owners or managers extended excellent hospitality.

    There wasn't anything we would identify as needing to have been done differently. There were no hiccups at all, everything just worked like clockwork. Even the last moment rearrangements due to flight delays worked out fantastically. We will certainly be recommending your services to others contemplating a visit to the UK. Helen, thanks again for your high level of service, it made our holiday quite special.

  • We had a fabulous holiday and absolutely enjoyed our time in the English villages and countryside. It was the perfect customised itinerary. I just wish we had an extra day in each location - but I bet everyone says they want more time.

    Thank you so much for assisting in creating a wonderful trip. Your local knowledge, handling of logistics, destination guides, responsiveness and attention to detail brought it all together for us. I think I need multiples of you to handle arrangements for every country we visit!!!

  • We had a lovely time thankyou! Matt was very helpful with real attention to detail. It was great to have the convenience of having all the details attended to and being able to rely on the information given.

    Your itinerary suited our desires perfectly. We would love to go back and would always turn to you for help. Thankyou for making our holiday so special.

  • Thank you for assisting us to enjoy so many beautiful areas in Great Britain. We loved seeing the beautiful countryside and quaint villages, and enjoyed staying in buildings older than America and with historical relevance. Good information with options was provided for varying personal objectives in visiting attractions and knowing that Matt is familiar with and has visited sites and listed favorites is meaningful and appreciated. Matt quickly responded to questions and kindly made adjustments as requested.

    We could rely on your company for logistics knowing that assistance was always available. This made our trip so much easier and instead of headaches we have wonderful memories and incredible pictures to share with family and friends. We will definitely contact you again if we decide to tour more of Great Britain.

  • Great British Escapes took the information we provided regarding what we wanted to see and the dates of our travel, and turned it into a perfectly planned jaunt across the UK. Even when we had to request a late change to our itinerary, our needs were addressed quickly. The accommodations selected were places that we would have never found on our own, and were absolutely lovely, each in its own way.

    Train tickets were ready to be picked up at the front desk of our hotel, rental cars were ready to be picked up when we arrived, there was never a hold up with check in. The pre-travel information packet we received directed us to where we had to be and told us when to be there. After two weeks, with 7 different facilities from Cornwall to Yorkshire and Wales, everything was absolutely flawless. Matt was a pleasure to work with, always ready and willing to be of assistance. We can’t recommend Great British Escapes more highly. Thank you so much for everything.

  • We had a family vacation to remember! Helen was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, available and organised.

    We loved having the whole trip organised for us and not having to think about what we were going to do next. We couldn't have done it without Great British Escapes!

  • I would say that it was because of Helen, at Great British Escapes that we had such a great time. Part of the highlight of England was the amazing choices she made on our behalf for accommodation. It was beautiful. Full of character and situated perfectly to explore the areas we had chosen. I felt reassured that she would be happy to help anytime we got stuck, but thanks to her amazing organisational skills, we never did. From our gorgeous B&Bs to all the travel arrangements, (rental car, train tickets, airport transfers) everything was well organised which meant we had nothing to worry about. The communication and paperwork was so clear and easy to follow. Having her plan but all the freedom in the world to explore was the perfect way to do it.

    This was the holiday of a life time and Helen was the secret to its total success! I would absolutely (and have already) recommended her. Helen, Thank you so much for everything! It is great to be home, but we will enjoy so many fabulous memories from this trip of my dreams. It was just what the Dr ordered and I am very grateful.

  • We had a wonderful holiday - we could not have organized such a perfect itinerary on our own unless we had been to all of the specific places before! We loved staying in villages over larger cities -we enjoyed the historic and unique charm that each had to offer. The inns were all superb, and totally met or exceeded our expectations - it was fun to arrive at each destination and be rewarded with such fantastic rooms and food!

    We felt that we experienced a perfect blend of London/ country villages, driving/ relaxing, site seeing / exploring/ shopping. Your excellent service made this possible - the itinerary was organized and thorough, so there was no wasted time sorting out logistics or details while we were en route. We will definitely refer you to anyone we know who is planning a UK holiday. Thanks again.

  • We have just returned from our holiday, and we would like to thank you for putting together a great itinerary with wonderful accommodation. We both really say a great big 'thank you' for making our UK adventure so special and a wonderful adventure. We dropped the 'Great British Escapes' name to several people.

  • Just advising we arrived back yesterday and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip. The itinerary was terrific, in terms of an introduction to the best of Britain for first-timers and all hotels were well-located in the areas we needed to visit, with friendly service and comfortable rooms. The car was roomy and comfortable and easy to handle on those narrow country lanes! We're now anxious to do more self-driving trips in the UK and will be sure to contact you. Thanks again

  • We had a great time in Britain! Thanks for coordinating everything to make our trip as enjoyable as possible. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We loved all of the hotels and the kids loved everything, especially outside London, running around in the grounds of Chatsworth House and Fountains Abbey!

  • Everything was terrific. The accommodation, the scenery, the people we met were all wonderful. We loved the B&Bs and Inns you picked for us. I doubt if we could have found such interesting places by ourselves.

    Everyone was so friendly and helpful too! It all went like clockwork without a single hiccup. You had it all organised extremely well. We were most impressed. Your Destination Guides and notes in the itinerary were very helpful. We used them all the time. Thanks for helping to make it such a memorable holiday!

  • The trip was marvelous. We loved the itinerary and the destinations selected were excellent. The accommodations were fabulous. Thank you for your good work.

    Helen provided very prompt and courteous service. She is very knowledgeable about the product. Planning our trip with Helen was a pleasure.

  • We had a great time in then UK and I thank you for organising everything. It made it so much easier having a plan to follow and not having to waste time looking for somewhere to stay. I mentioned to some people who were thinking of driving around England to contact you for help and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone else that was thinking of driving around the UK.

  • We had a fantastic trip and were very happy with the service provided - all of our requests were carefully considered.

    The information provided was great and the accommodation was fantastic. There was fantastic service at all establishments. We would absolutely, definitely recommend Great British Escapes - we were very happy with the service.

  • We would like to thank you for a wonderful time. Each accommodation was spot on. We didn't have one problem at any of the inns or transfers and the weather couldn't have been better!

    We hope to make another trip to the UK someday and hope you can plan our trip then as well.

  • Jason and I wanted to thank you for everything you did to ensure we had an absolutely smashing vacation in the UK.

    We very much enjoyed the selection of inns and accommodation you provided us as well as your handy tips on restaurants and activities.While we couldn't do everything in the tips, but they really helped us focus on a number of "must sees." Everything was absolutely fantastic and we really enjoyed the balance between great country inns and city locations. Your selection of accommodation was second to none! We will definitely recommend Great British Escapes to our friends and family who may be planning a trip to the UK in the future. Thank you again, we had a remarkable time!

  • Just wanted to let you know that we have thoroughly enjoyed our trip and everything went smoothly. What a beautiful country and lovely people. A big thank you for all your help.

  • Just a quick note to let you know that we are back home following a wonderful trip. All went smoothly and thanks very much for your excellent planning and recommendations.

  • We had a fantastic time and the properties we stayed in were top notch and right 'on brief'. Thank you. The supporting information you provided, and the directions and descriptions there-in were also a great help to us.

    Thank you for a wonderful holiday experience. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will continue to unhesitatingly recommend your business to our friends and family.

  • It really was a wonderful holiday and we're both very pleased I found your site on the internet. We've been very impressed with your friendly professionalism... I have no hesitation recommending you to anyone and wish you all the very best with the business.

    We booked our week in Ireland ourselves and know how time consuming and stressful this can be – the hotel bookings can be very hit and miss! You made the England/Scotland/Wales part easy for us and listened to what we asked for. Everything came together perfectly. All of our accommodation was very good and in great locations, the information provided was incredibly useful and we found your service first rate.

  • We are (sadly) home from our trip, and I just wanted to say thank you for helping us plan a fabulous holiday!

    We all had a great time. We especially love the sunny and warm weather you planned for us! The holiday was truly great and we really appreciate all the recommendations you provided. On several occasions, we bragged about how awesome Great British Escapes was to work with! We also used the destination guides quite a bit to help with planning our meals and activities. We really enjoyed the mix of city and rural stops we had along the way. The scenery was absolutely stunning in many of the places we visited and drove through. If I know anyone planning a UK holiday I will be sure to recommend your company.

  • Thank you so much for your help in organising our holiday. The accommodation was all wonderful and everything was so well organised, no hiccups at all :).

    An excellent service was provided. Great communication at all times. Nothing was too much trouble for Helen.The information provided was very comprehensive, particularly the guides for each location and services provided at each location. Accommodation was unique and would not have been accessible to my Australian travel agent. One of the best things about using Great British Escapes was having Helen’s local knowledge in providing unique accommodation and insight into bringing all aspects of our holiday together. We didn’t encounter one problem through the term of our UK part of the trip. Thanks so much again for putting this part of our holiday together so well! Will definitely recommend you to any friends who may wish to travel to the UK.

  • We just returned to Singapore 2 days ago and I have been wanting to write to thank you for all your thoughtful planning and arrangements for my family vacation. We enjoyed it immensely and I could not have possibly planned it myself even in the age of TripAdvisor and online bookings.

  • We've had a wonderful vacation through England and Scotland and all your hotels have been absolutely delightful! Every stop has provided great memories for us, from the rooms themselves to the wonderful people at the hotel. Your "things to do" list and recommendations for dining have been great and we're getting worn-out with the venues (all most worth-while) and 10 lbs heavier from the great eating. Thanks again for everything

  • Our accommodation has been great and the villages just what we were after. We are ready for a frenetic last couple of days at the end of a lovely holiday. Thanks for all your help.

  • Everything was wonderful, well organized and places were awsome, nothing to say but THANKS FOR THE EXPERIENCE!!

  • I didn’t want too much more time to go by without letting you know what a wonderful trip we had. We so appreciate the help, assistance and patience you gave us while planning our trip. A very enjoyable trip. We loved the route and all the suggestions you gave us for site-seeing. Thanks again, and we surely will recommend you to friends.

  • We had an absolutely spectacular time with wonderful accommodations, friendly hosts, beautiful country side, and very good food all around. Thank you again for your time and efforts.

    The trip was exactly what we were looking and exceeded our expectations in all areas. Our favourite thing about it was the "country" experience- I think the largest town we stayed in had about 3,000 people with most much smaller than that. With most of the stays close to one of the many national parks, we got a wonderful view of the beauty of the land. The icing on the cake was the people we got to meet- most of the times we were the only Americans staying at the locations we visited and were treated with warmth and friendship.

  • Thanks for organising a wonderful dream come true trip for us. It was everything I dreamt of and waited so long for :) We have had an awesome time and laughed together so much. It has been fantastic and met all our expectations :)

  • We returned two days ago after spending 3 fantastic weeks in England. Your help and concern / follow up “behind the scenes” during our tour was remarkable and gave us a lot of confidence for which we thank you. We will recommend you to any enquiries we may get from friends or relatives. Our sincere appreciation and thanks.

  • The service provided by Great British Escapes was 10/10 and the Destination Guides you gave us were fantastic.

    The best thing was getting to see much of England without having to worry about doing extensive amounts of research as to where to stay and having to coordinate things from the states. It was wonderful being able to just show up and only having to worry about what to see at each destination. The helpful destination guides provided great recommendations to alleviate this.

  • We really enjoyed our trip to the UK and thought the service provided by Great British Escapes was excellent. Our accommodation was very special and comfortable, with excellent staff and food. We wouldn't change anything about our 'Great British Escape' (although would warn people that traffic wardens in the UK are very vigilant!) and would certainly recommend this company.

  • Back to work after a great vacation. Thanks for the help - we had a great time. The accommodation in Yorkshire was great and the village was gorgeous - a highlight of the trip. Accommodation in Edinburgh and London was also great. We would definitely recommend using Great British Escapes for a UK trip.

  • We has the most wonderful -- fantastic, actually -- time. Your arrangements including your write ups along with suggested sites and restaurants were all simply perfect...

    The B&B places you booked us in were very nice indeed, always warm and welcoming with that special personal touch that got us all spoiled towards the end of our road trip! Thanks so much! GBE gave us highly personalized travel planning that was spot on with respect to the initial requirements that were furnished to them via their online interview / questionnaire. We specified small personalized B&B types of accommodation in small towns away from city center, selection of ethnic restaurants to dine at, interesting places to visit along our itinerary, postal codes for GPS for all locations -- we got all of that. All good! We hope to use GBE's services again in the future.

  • We had an absolutely fantastic time on our Great British Escape! Everything was arranged perfectly from start to finish and all of our destinations were wonderful...

    I had never been on holiday in Britain before and was really excited as soon as I saw the itinerary. Great British Escapes couldn’t have been more helpful and they put a lot of time into making sure that our trip was right for us. We got to see loads of fantastic places that we would never have found on our own and Helen suggested loads of different activities at each place. The accommodation was excellent as well - all really unique and a real highlight of the trip. I had never never considered asking someone to plan a holiday for me before but it was great to have someone else do all the research. We will definitely be using Great British Escapes again and recommending them to friends and family.

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