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  • Thank you for organizing our recent holiday in England and Scotland. We had an incredible time, stayed in some amazing accommodation and with the assistance of your sightseeing recommendations, visited lovely villages, completed some of the walks and dined at selected restaurants. Being from Australia, we had an idea of where we wanted to go but had no idea where to stay and which villages were the best to visit. Great British Escapes took all the guess work out of it and we had a seamless, trouble free holiday. Everything was booked so all we had to do was enjoy it. We would have no hesitation in recommending Great British Escapes to family and friends.

  • We had a fantastic trip and made memories that will last a lifetime! We can’t thank Matt enough for putting our British escape together. We weren’t able to find any reviews on the company and decided to wing it… but we were blown away! Matt was so communicative with us and always responded to emails in less than 24 hours. He answered all our questions and gave recommendations… he never seemed annoyed or too busy for us. Thank you, Matt, for making this trip so wonderful and easy. We didn’t have to worry about a thing – you’d arranged for everything so beautifully!

    All of the information provided was super useful, from when we were first looking through and finalizing our itinerary through when we were on the trip. We didn’t have any idea where to go visit in England outside of London, and Matt gave us exceptional recommendations based on his understanding of what kind of trip we were looking for. Everything was structured enough that it gave us the flexibility and freedom to just get out and explore without over-planning our days. Working with you guys was so simple. And we loved the intake process and felt like you really listened and delivered.

  • What a great trip! We really enjoyed ourselves. Saw some beautiful country. Stayed at some fantastic properties. Had some wonderful dinning experiences. Did not have a single hic-up the entire trip. The credit for that belongs to you and Great British Escapes. We could not be happier with the entire experience. From planning, booking, travel guides and information to the actual trip. Thank you.

  • I wanted to extend our thanks to you for a wonderful trip. All the accommodations we were booked in were perfect. It was so nice staying in the smaller towns and not being in the cities and the number of days in each location was perfect.

    Thanks again for all your help!

  • Just a short note to thank you for organising our itinerary and accommodation for what will be a very memorable (for all the right reasons) trip. Everything from the car hire, suggested routes and classic quirky accommodation went along without a hitch. The well appointed en-suites in 400 year old inns were a pleasant surprise. We couldn't have asked for more, and the hints on the blog were a bonus to our sightseeing. Thanks again to you and your team.

  • Our trip was wonderful. Your services were invaluable in creating a smooth and seamless holiday! Thank you!

  • The itinerary and information you provided was excellent. At each stop you gave us many suggestions of things to see/do; and the itinerary itself hit all the spots we wanted to see. We would wholeheartedly recommend your services to all our friends.

  • All of the accommodations and the service at the hotels were top-notch. Your helpful route map and destination guides were such a great help. You took all the guesswork out of it for us and that is priceless. Thanks again for offering such a great product.

  • Thank you for planning a great trip for us. Lana and I had a fantastic time. Your itinerary gave us the places we wanted to see. The accommodation selections were awesome. Thanks again!

  • We had an amazing time on our vacation! Everything went off without a hitch, thanks to you and the self-drive vacation services you offer via Great British Escapes. Having you select and book our accommodations and transportation saved us a great deal of time and decision fatigue. You gave us excellent advice on the overall route and where to spend the night to optimize taking in the attractions. The guides you provided were informative, thorough and targeted to the types of activities and attractions we were interested in. You were always available to quickly and thoroughly answer our questions.

    We were able to fit in an amazing amount of experiences on this trip because we had our own car, an optimized route and excellent advice from you.

  • We had a fantastic time thanks to your planning, organisation and travel information. The accommodation was first class, and we enjoyed the variety of accommodation. The directions on where to park the vehicle were really helpful and we liked the suggestions of places to visit while in each area. We have no hesitation recommending you to our friends.

  • I would just like to let you know how happy we were with your service on our recent trip. Everything went like clockwork and all the accommodation was fantastic. We loved the itinerary you put together and really enjoyed wandering around your lovely country. All you suggestions were excellent about car hire and train travel and saved us a lot of grief. Thank you again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Great British Escapes to anyone.

  • Thank you so much for coordinating our wonderful trip to Scotland! It truly was amazing, we saw and did so much!

    We could not have done it without you, so THANKS again!!!! Trip of a lifetime!

  • Thank you for putting up a brilliant itinery for us. Every stop was a pleasant surprise and I am very happy with the accommodations you arranged. I will certainly recommend your service!

  • Thank you for putting together a wonderful itinerary with amazing accomodation and great suggestions on restaurants and places of interest. We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day holiday and will certainly make use of your services when we visit the UK again.

  • Just thought I’d let you know we got back safe and sound today. The car was a hybrid and was great - we did 1424 miles! All the accommodation was absolutely fantastic and saw some amazing scenery. Thanks so much for your help in organising our trip.

  • Thank You for the Best Trip of Our Lives. Every aspect of the trip was spot on and the accommodations were wonderful. My family enjoyed each stop on the way. Your service did show us that we would not think of doing a trip like this using the corporate hotels. The boutique accommodation is the way to go if you really want to experience everything.

    Your service and attention to our needs exceeded our expectiations! We are readying plans for our next trip, though this will be in a year or so. We will definitely be using your service!

  • We were thrilled with the product and value you provided, and would highly recommend to our friends that they consider using your services.

  • We had a fabulous time on our trip. Accommodations were excellent and we saw places we would not have seen without your selection of areas to go. We rate it as our best vacation ever and (to you goes the credit) we had not one problem. Again, thanks for making it the greatest .

  • We are now back home in Oz. Just want to let you know we had a fabulous time in old blighty. Thank you again for your exceptional service and we won't hesitate to use your services again or recommend to friends and family.

  • Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip. The accommodation was fantastic and the recommendations provided in the guides were extremely helpful. The food was great along the way, particularly all the breakfasts.

    We were very appreciative of the work you did putting the itinerary together. We encountered no problems along the way and were very happy with the service provided by your company (as we were last time). If our travels bring us back this way again we would not hesitate to use your company. I would be happy to recommend you to family and friends. Thanks again for the part you played in making our trip so enjoyable.

  • Just arrived home and wanted to say a huge thank you for organizing the trip of a lifetime through Scotland and England. Travelling off the beaten path, staying in the towns and villages along the way, gave me an experience I could not have achieved without your help. Very much appreciated.

  • Our trip through England up into Edinburgh, Scotland went off without a hitch, thanks to you. That's the kind of travel vacations we all want. Great British Escapes provided it. You listened to what we wanted to do, what kind of accommodations we wanted and how we wanted to do it and planned a great 10 day trip. Thank you from all of us. There will be others that will hear about GBE from us.

  • I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say that everything went super well. We had the smoothest, most enjoyable trip we could imagine.

    Thank you for making our arrangements and taking the chore out of it all. Your local knowledge allowed us to see a side of the UK that most Aussies don't see. Cheers until next time.

  • I just wanted to touch base with you after our wonderful trip, and before too much time has passed! On behalf of my group, we just wanted to thank you so much for making all the arrangements for our "holiday of a lifetime" in the UK in July this year. Helen, you left no stone unturned when it came to getting our group around your beautiful country. Every need and requirement we had was met by you and Great British Escapes, and we cannot recommend you highly enough to our friends and family. Don't be surprised, if over the years, there are many referrals from the people in our group. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for making our trip so enjoyable and memorable. We will never forget it.

  • I wanted to follow up with you after our trip through England. We had a great time. You could not have planned better places to stay and visit. Nothing went wrong. Which for a 12 day trip is unheard of. The accommodations were excellent. You could not have provided a better service.

  • A quick note to say thank you for organising our recent trip in the UK. We had a wonderful time and the itinerary and accommodation was just what we hoped for. Some of the accommodation in the country, we would not of found on our own but were just magic. The weather was perfect even if it was hot on UK standards, we really only had rain the last three days in Edinburgh. Fortunately the night we had booked for the tattoo there was no rain. Thanks again.

  • A quick note to thank you for arranging a superb vacation for my family. We loved the unique venues you slotted us in. Driving was no problem at all, and we quickly adapted to roundabouts. The materials you provided were also excellent, highlighting local points of interest. At every turn, things were taken care of, and after giving my name hotel rooms, the car, and train tickets simply were handed to me without question. Thank you for the exemplary organization that took out all the worry and fretting of an adventurous vacation!

  • We had a fabulous time, and so enjoyed your beautiful country. Thank you for your time and efforts in ensuring our holiday was hassle free. The maps and notes you sent were fabulously helpful as we moved from village to village, and made travelling that much easier.

  • I’m sorry that I have been so remiss in reaching out to tell you what a fantastic trip to England we had in early July. We loved our accommodations and the itinerary was paced very well. We LOVE the UK and cannot wait to return and see more beautiful sights. The people were very lovely and we had many great conversations. Wonderful trip!!!!! Thank you again!

  • THANK YOU for making our trip so wonderful and memorable. We had an amazing 4 weeks driving 3370 miles up hill and down dale, in the most beautiful weather conditions and staying in great locations. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. You went above and beyond with your customer service, and I have already recommended you to a few people. I will continue to do so.

  • Just a quick email to thank you for such a great itinerary on our recent trip to the UK. We were extremely pleased with the whole thing, particularly being able to park at accommodations. We were, with your help, able to see many things off the beaten track and enjoy UK culture. You made our experience fantastic. Thank you again and we would definitely recommend your business.

  • Matt did an outstanding job in organising our accommodation along with sight seeing suggestions. All the hotels were excellent & so were the breakfasts. Thanks for all your helpful information & support in making this a fantastic holiday.

  • Thank you so much for your assistance. We had a fabulous trip and would absolutely recommend Great British Escapes. Thank you for being so attentive and responsive through the planning and through our travels. Much appreciated!

  • Thank you so much! We enjoyed every place we stayed. It was all magical and we hope to come back soon. Everything went very smoothly and we found people everywhere so friendly and kind.

  • Matt - you and your team did an outstanding job meeting every expectation for our trip to England! Each hotel was a great selection - each city full of adventures - and your responsiveness both in planning and while on our adventure was top notch. We will be recommending your services - and I'm sure you will be hearing from us on our next visit!!

  • Everything went according to plan and in all of that you played a huge role. Thank you! Thank you for your excellent interpretation of our needs. The accommodation that you selected was exactly what we wanted. We found everything of a high standard and the people were friendly and accommodating. In the process we saw beautiful places, met exceptional people and were throughout treated with kindness and respect.

  • Fantastic time in the UK, you did an amazing job the accommodation was first class thankyou!

  • It was a marvelous trip thanks to you. The itinerary was phenomenal. I can not say enough about the bed and breakfasts you booked for us. The establishments were perfect and in each we felt we had the best room in the place. We are convinced this is due to your excellent scouting and booking. The information you provided us about each area was invaluable. The transportation arranged went off without a hitch. You answered all my questions beforehand so I felt very confident when I landed. And on top of that - the weather you arranged was totally shocking and perfect. We had clouds but in 3 weeks we had rain drip down on us less than 5 minutes the entire visit. You really outdid yourself. Again we can't thank you enough.

  • I didn't want to let the year end without dropping you a line to say thank you for our wonderful holiday. All of the accommodation you selected turned out to be great, every place quite different, each location offering either luxury, beauty, comfort, rustic charm, or all of the above, in stunning settings. Thanks again for all your help, and your brilliant itinerary.

  • Just arrived home and wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the trip through the UK. We all had a fantastic time and once we’re over the jet lag I’m sure we’ll start planning our next one. All of the accommodation was great, and it was a huge relief to have everything organised in advance. I’ll definitely be recommending GBE to any of my friends who are planning on visiting the UK.

  • As a group of friends who have known each other since high school and traveled extensively together, this just may be the best ever- thanks to Matt. Matt's planning manifested unusual perceptiveness in anticipating both our wants and needs. He also selected accommodations and locations that maximized our time and interests. It was almost as though he knew us, without a personal encounter. We would never plan a trip to Great Britain without Matt again!

  • Our Great British Escape was beyond our expectations. The itinerary and arranged accommodations were exactly what we were looking for. The advice provided by British Escapes in the planning stages proved to be excellent and most helpful as we worked through our itinerary, planning our daily schedule of adventures. Travelling off the beaten path, driving the small country roads and visiting the towns and villages along the way gave us a real sense of the country, its people and its history. We got to places we never could have on an organized tour and this was only possible with your help.

    Leaving all the details to Great British Escapes took all the guess work out of making the arrangements on our own. Taking advantage of their knowledge of the country and accommodations turned out to be an excellent decision. Being able to see the country, visit the sites of personal interest, and meet people in a way that was not possible with a tour was what we were hoping for. In addition, knowing that Great British Escapes was just a phone call away if we needed help was very reassuring.

  • Your selection of hotels was outstanding and recommendations on what to see was spot on. If I know of anyone planning a trip to UK I will recommend you to them. Again Thanks for a Great Job

  • We had a wonderful five weeks. We did a lot of driving but the distances between accommodations were always manageable. The accommodation that you booked for us was interesting, comfortable and well located. We particularly appreciated the ‘period’ nature of most of the accommodations. The hosts were always friendly and helpful. You provided a lot of useful guidance about attractions in each area, and we planned most of our activities using this information.

    We can say without qualification that we had a fantastic time. We are grateful for the excellent, attentive service you provided, with very clear communications, and prompt responses to all queries. We will have no trouble recommending you to others!

  • Nancy & I are back from a wonderful 2 weeks in Great Britain. We cannot thank you enough for all your help. The accommodations were super! We really enjoyed the whole trip and you made it easy to do. Thank you again for all your help!

  • Many, many thanks for the work that you put into our UK itinerary – everything happened smoothly without hitches. We really enjoyed the trip and will have no hesitation in recommending your company to friends & colleagues.

  • Still a little jet lagged, but we couldn't wait to tell you how much we enjoyed all of your hard work. Thanks to your effort, we got to see so many of the places we wanted to visit. With the key destinations, that you chose, we could decide what we wanted to do, without ever feeling rushed or overwhelmed (unless we chose to be). The hotels that you arranged were so much better then we could have imagined. The rooms were splendid and EVERYONE was very friendly.

    Our train trip was a real highlight. Such a comfortable way to travel and see the countryside. And we really appreciated your pre-arranged transfer back to Heathrow on our final day. If we have any complaint........it would be that it's over. Just wanted you to know how incredibly grateful we are for everything that you did to make this the trip of a lifetime.

  • I can’t thank you enough for all your help putting this together. Your advice on everything from the rental car to itineraries was invaluable. All our connections, from the airport to London, and London to Salisbury went smoothly. As far as accommodations go, it seemed to just get better with each stop. Everything was top-notch, from the rooms to the hospitality.

    Thank you for setting us up with a phenomenal itinerary and superb accommodations.

  • A fantastic journey and adventure from start to finish. The rooms and B&B’s were perfectly chosen and the suggested sights to see were too. A wonderful experience that we will never forget. Thank you so much!

  • Everything was fantastic. Not a hitch anywhere. All the accommodation was excellent and those with restaurants were terrific. The instructions and guidance information was really helpful. We had a wonderful time and will have no problem recommending you and your company to our friends.

    Once again many thanks for the fantastic assistance and look forward to using GBE again in the future.

  • I'd like to thank you once again for your assistance planning our trip to the UK...our family had a wonderful time ! All accommodations were perfect and we really enjoyed the variety. We also enjoyed using the various means of transportation. Overall, everything went perfectly and we will definitely recommend British Escapes to our family and friends ! Thanks again for your assistance !

  • Judy and I arrived home late Sunday night after an outstanding six weeks in the UK, five of them organised by GBE. We had great accommodation and excellent locations and trip notes, thank you. We appreciated your professionalism in organising our holiday, all of which went without a glitch, and would be happy to be used as a reference. We shall certainly be recommending GBE to our friends who are considering travel to the UK. Thanks again for your help.

  • A big thank you for your choice of accommodation. You have obviously built up a trusted and perfect selection. Absolutely superb, ranging from quirky to very grand, but at all locations fitted with beautiful modern facilities and all spotlessly clean with helpful and friendly staff. We enjoyed each venue for its uniqueness. There must be a tick list for Bn,B’s as they all had similar high standards and we could not fault them. The breakfasts were tremendous and nothing was too much trouble and they really catered for you.

    The trip gave us a tremendous sampling of the UK and we thank you for your planning and choice of areas to visit. We still managed to get done most of the key things that we wanted to see and do which also included many of your recommendations. Many thanks Matt, we really enjoyed our trip which is in large part due to your selections and advice.

  • I am writing to personally thank you for all your planning, efforts, and arrangements. We loved all the places you booked us for overnight stays. Each place was charming and comfortable and welcoming.

    We covered a lot of ground during the trip and wished we had longer to stay in each place, but moving around so much wasn't stressful because of the lovely places we got to spend each night when we were weary from our travels. We loved each area we got to visit and enjoyed getting a broad taste of some special places in England and Scotland. You do excellent work, and helped us put together a trip we will never forget. THANK YOU!

  • Thank you for organising our fantastic week driving around England. We really had the most wonderful time. Everything worked really well and we had perfect warm weather so lovely long days to see all the things we wanted to see. Thank you. I would never have been able to do such a great itinerary myself.

  • Thank you for the wonderful arrangements you made for our trip to the UK. It was a fantastic experience.

    Your recommendations were exactly on point, and what we appreciated most was the variety of accommodation that we were able to experience. If left to our own devices, we would have certainly stuck to chain hotels, completely missing out on this part of the adventure. I will be sure to contact you if we decide to do this again.

  • On behalf of both Alice and myself, we wish to thank you so much for the organising of our holiday and arranging our itinerary for us. Our accommodation was faultless and the rooms really took us by surprise, due to the high quality of the rooms. It made our holiday in Britain extremely pleasurable and stress free and we were able to go to each town with the knowledge that our rooms would of a high quality. We were also able to travel to York with little fuss and collect our vehicle from the hire company, which was a great little car to drive around in. All was really well organised and the 2 weeks flew by. We also met up with other couples who were using your company for their travels and all were extremely pleased with the arrangements and accommodation.

    Matt, we will definitely recommend you and your company to our friends and colleagues who are about to travel to Britian and travel through the country side. If they are able to receive the same level of attention that we received, they will also have an amazing time. Again, I wish to thank you very much for how you and your company let us have an adventure that we will never forget!!!

  • Sue and I want you to know that the arrangements you made for us were just perfect in every way. Thank you so much for your attention to our interests. The accommodations were all great fun and suited us "to a T".

    If we talk with any friends contemplating a visit to the UK we will definately let them know about you. Thank you once again.

  • I can’t tell you enough how much we enjoyed our trip, and how delightfully calming it was to know that all of our arrangements were in order, carefully planned by someone who knew the country. Thank you!!

  • I just wanted you to know that everything was just fantastic. We were so pleased with all you did for us. The accommodations were great. We also heard other nice comments about your company from passengers on our cruise and other people as well.

    England and Scotland have always been my dream trip and it certainly turned out to be just that. Thanks so much.

  • Our trip was great! We enjoyed this wonderful opportunity to see England and you selected great accommodations for us. In the Lake District we awoke to sheep in the pasture at the back of the property and it was amazing to see them grazing so close. I actually did not expect to enjoy the Lake District as much as we did. So happy we went there. It was beautiful!

    Thank you for the many suggestions on sightseeing and places to eat. It was a big part of the success of our trip. Many many thanks for your help!

  • 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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