“I have just return from a trip to see the stunning island of Sicily.
 
The island offers such a variety of possibilities to suit all needs. The stunning city of Palermo has a vibrant Opera scene to match Verona but at a faction of the cost!
There are wonderful historic sites with colosseums & Amphitheatres dating from Greek & Roman times.
 
Beautiful bustling towns like Cefalu, Castellammare del Golf, Trapani and Taormina, with its stunning views over Mountt Etna. It has great shopping and busy restaurants.
 
You could do a fly drive, a weekend break or just beach
holiday with history – Sicily has it all.
 
Please give me a call if you fancy a trip to this jewel in the Med”

“Seattle is well known for The Space Needle, The Boeing Factory, Amazon & Starbucks, but it is so much more than that!.
As well as the cruise port, Seattle is the gateway to some of the most amazing countryside – Mount Olympic National Park & Mount Rainier National park being perfect examples.
These areas offer opportunities to see whales, bears and beautiful mountain scenery in abundance and if you are a fan of the films ‘Twilight’ then you can relive the episodes here.
The lively area of Capitol Hill has an array of lively bars and restaurants or choose the more cosmopolitan area at the waterfront.Either way, there’s plenty of choice.
Seattle is a great city break but also a springboard to the wonderful wineries, hiking and so many outdoor activities.
Give me a call if this is one of the areas you wish to visit.”

Paul has just been to Peru –
 
I have just had the most wonderful experience of visiting Peru on the trip of a lifetime!
There is so much to see, from the ancient Inca civilisations of Maccha Picchu to the vast plains on route to Lake Titicaca and
the stunning Andes mountain range. The Lake Titicaca area measures over 1250 km in length and is absolutely beautiful. Here you’ll find the floating tribes still living on reed beds made into platforms.
During my trip I visited Lima, Sacred Valley, Puno, Cusco, Agua Calientes, Maccha Picchu and Lake Titicaca, all of which has given me a great knowledge of the area.
Lima has baroque styled coastal suburbs such as Barranca & Miraflores with its plazas and vibrant restaurants. This contrasts with the stunning scenery of the Sacred Valley which is the start of the Inca trail and then there was the breath taking rail journey on the Titicaca train across the Peruvian highlands. All in all, it was a very special week. We packed so much into our time (which I would not recommend) and this gave me a fantastic insight into the wonders of Peru! It is an amazing country with so much to offer – adventure, culinary delights, stunning scenery and history.
If Peru is on your Bucket List, then give me a call and I will plan your dream holiday!

“Hi Paul

My apologies for the late feedback from our family adventure holiday last July in Costa Rica. Would you believe I have only just managed to start sorting through our photos which reminded me that we hadn’t let you know how great the holiday was and how brilliantly organised it was. Every event and transfer was perfectly punctual. Plenty of activities to keep everyone happy, excellent hotels and time to chill and explore. And teeming with wildlife everywhere. It was a great holiday, so a big thank you.

Best wishes

Graeme”

“I recently visited India for the 4th time but his time to four places that I’ve never been to on previous trips and this has given me a whole new dimension for travel to India.
 
I started off in Mumbai (Bombay of Old) which is a wonderful city. ‘The Gateway to India’ based on a sea peninsula, it gives the city a totally different feel to any other Indian city I have visited. It has history, vibrant shopping areas, long sea front walks & great restaurants…… I could go on.
Famed for the Slums where Slum Dog Millionaire was filmed, it is amazing to see how people are working together in such conditions. Everywhere I looked, I saw smiling faces and it’s amazing to think that these slums generate over 650 billion pounds of revenue a year!
 
After Mumbai we traveled to the Majestic Desert area of Rajasthan, flying into Udaipur & then a road transfer to Jawai Leopard camp in Jawai. This area is literally miles from anywhere with stunning scenery. We saw rural India and local villages with the added bonus of seeing the elusive leopard on our game drives as well as stunning bird life.
The camp itself is pure luxury owned by the Sujan hotel group offers firstst class accommodation and food.
 
From here we drove to Jaisalmer in Northern Rajasthan to a camp called The Serai Luxury camp. Another first class property owned by Sujan Hotels, the camp is set in the desert so the theme is very much based on relaxation. The old town of Jaisalmer is only 20 minutes away and is famous for palaces and its Halevi’s. It’s a very intriguing, small yet wonderful city.
 
After the stay here we went back to Jodhpur – the Blue City. There is a very fascinating reason why it is painted blue….. but you’ll have to ask me for the answer!
Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the Old bazaar are all a ‘must see’.
I was very fortunate to be there for the Turban Festival and loved spending the day in my turban! (fortunately, I didn’t have to tie it myself).
 
We finished the trip in Delhi but this time I saw a totally different side to the city. We explored by foot and local train. The new subway is amazing.
It was a brilliant way to finish a fantastic visit to such an amazing, vibrant, colourful & exciting country.
 
I’d be delighted to put together a trip to India for you, whether it be luxury or just comfortable – please give me a call and I’ll make your dreams come true!
 
“Being able to fly direct from Manchester to Abu Dhabi is a great plus and being the smaller of the major UAE States,it was such a fantastic surprise.
I had visited Abu Dhabi 25 years ago and it feels as though it has hardly changed apart from a few Skyscrapers.
It genuinely feels like you are in the Middle East and not Tinsel town with lots of traditional dress still being worn by both male & females. It isn’t as commercialised as Dubai.
It has wonderful beaches, great water sports and so many quality hotels at very reasonable prices.The stunning Abu Dhabi Mosque is well worth a visit. The amazing Ferrari World has fantastic rides & of course great cars. It is such a good day out.There is also a great water park – Water world and the Viceroy hotel with the Grand Prix circuit which is a must for a day of fun. If this isn’t enough, you can always go kayaking through the mangroves, take a desert Safari, play golf or visit the many parks followed by plenty of shopping in the extensive malls.
All in all Abu Dhabi is a wonderful holiday destination on its own or as a stopover on route to other destinations.
I loved it and will definitely return for a holiday next year! “
Paul received an email from happy clients commenting on his recommendations for two of their recent holidays, New York & Tenerife –
 
“Thank you Paul and team . Both holidays were perfect .
Love the Knickerbocker- brilliant rooms, breakfasts, roof top bar and restaurant.
Abama – bliss – as ever. MB restaurant and Beach Paella Party highlights .
 
Thank you for all your attention to detail, Mr & Mrs M & family”

“Hi Paul,

Hope you had a good holiday and are well rested.

We just got back at the weekend from our short trip to Lisbon staying at the Lisboa Plaza Hotel which turned out to be an excellent choice – could not fault it in any way. In fact we were given a superb suite on the top floor – and the complimentary decanter of very nice port (topped up daily) was a nice touch. We had clearly been upgraded and as we suspect you had a hand in this we would like to express our sincere thanks for what was a really pleasant surprise on our golden wedding anniversary trip. It really was appreciated.

We can highly recommend this hotel although it seems that building work may be about to start on a site next door and it would be worth checking this out prior to any booking.

Regards

Doug”

“Hello Paul

We just want to say thank you for putting the trip together. It was a marvellous experience. Everything went to plan. The hotels were well selected and well located, each one with its own character. All the tours were perfectly organised and the guides were excellent with their personal insight into the history of the two countries giving the visits an additional dimension.

It was a pleasure to be amongst people who are so courteous and friendly. We are only sorry that we were unable to stay there for longer and visit other parts of two fascinating countries.

Yours faithfully

Philip and Susan ”

 

“Wow – another great trip! Thank you for arranging everything for our holiday to Iceland. Everything went smoothly, all the trips, transfers and hotel were fabulous (and we even saw the Northern Lights – fantastic).
Thanks Paul for also co-ordinating the 3 different parties from two different locations and 3 different lots of hotel room accommodation, we had a lovely two bed apartment in the hotel and the breakfast was delicious.
So once again, thank you so much Lucy & Paul, we would highly recommend all of the trip to anyone and couldn’t fault it.
Best wishes
Ann, Mark and Hannah “