Here are some of the nice things our clients have said about us lately.
Sri Lanka – January 2019 – a longer read!
We had the most fabulous trip thank you! What an amazing country and people.
The experience travel group local organisation was brilliant. Our driver was a really lovely chap who couldn’t have been more helpful, kind and flexible and we really appreciated his safe driving as the local driving is quite challenging.His English wasn’t always the best but his kindness, care,attention and lovely sense of humour completely outshone this.He was also clearly well known and respected by other guides/ hotel staff and it meant we got front row seats in a crowded display of Kandian dancing and right seats on the busy Ella train!
For us it was a perfect mix the surfing contingent in the family was happy and we all really enjoyed the exploring section . I think our guide was used to people covering a lot of sites in 2 weeks but for us with hectic jobs it was the perfect pace. It is just a great motivation to go back again to explore more and a few of the people we met on the way who’d been a couple of times before said they had got the most out of the holiday by not being too ambitious about the amount of ground they’d covered.
All the hotels we stayed in were lovely and quite different. We were really struck by the amazing level of service and genuine friendliness of the staff who went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay.The food was amazing even a simple lunch we had at a local restaurant when we went hiking in Ella was delicious and standards of food hygiene are so high compared to when I’ve been in India!
Travelling with the surfboards were no hassle at all I have to say Air Sri Lanka is outstanding on this front, no outrageous charges, boards carefully taken from you at the airport and delivered safely the other end huge contrast to the Main stream European carriers we have used in the past. The size of the vehicle our driver had was fab as well as we hardly noticed the boards and all our luggage.
I can’t thank you enough for all your help with organising this trip and I think I have at last been able to persuade my surf obsessed husband that it can be combined with other more interesting things. We were all completely bowled over by the wildlife and especially the bird life and have some amazing pictures.Again our driver was really quick to pick up that this was something that was important to us and was brilliant at spotting things and ensure that the driver in the Utawale stopped for a decent time to watch the wildlife.
He took us on an amazing hike up Ella Rock and then Little Adams peak in the afternoon which was exactly our thing though it broke all records on the step counter!!
I am going to email the contact in the local office just to say how pleased we were and for organising such a lovely and competent driver.
Again many thanks and hopefully I will be able to organise some further trips with you in the future.
Oman – October Half Term
Stayed at Al Bandar, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah
Oman has been fantastic; real luxury…Thank you for such a wonderful recommendation.
Emma and family, Cumbria
Aguas De Ibiza
We had a great time in Ibiza – the hotel was perfect – thank you for all your help in organising
Mrs B and Ms H, Hampshire, October 2018
Yet another amazing holiday – Neilson Messini
Without Gilchrist and Gray, our holiday would just not have been the same. Their knowledge about the resort and the finer details meant that our holiday was much better organised than if we had attempted to do this ourselves. Help with fast track through Manchester airport, when & where to sign up for activities & booking us a late checkout from our room so that we could enjoy a whole day in resort before we flew home. Thank you Gilchrist & Gray.
Jamie and Family, Cumbria, Summer 2018
Villa Anastasia – Lefkas
We have used Gilchrist and Gray for many years and they have always been extremely good in providing holiday options that meet our requirements.
Mr and Mrs R. and family, Godalming, August 2018
Madagascar and Mauritius
Gilchrist & Gray recommended and organised a wonderful holiday for our family. It as a success for us all – including three teenagers.
Annie and family, Hampshire, Summer 2018
Southern Vietnam and Hong Kong
Our holiday was everything we hoped for and more! Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable, we chatted to him for hours. The hotels were fabulous and the organised tours were fascinating and fun. We would definitely recommend Gilchrist & Gray to our friends. Thank you so much!
Mr and Mrs B and family, Hawkhurst
India Private tour – Golden Triangle & Amritsar
Very well organised throughout the trip.
Mr and Mrs V, Hawkhurst, January 2018
Private family touring in Cambodia and Vietnam
Great variety of experiences, immaculately organised by Gilchrist & Gray – Proactive, responsive and conscientious
Mr and Mrs F and family, London, SW12
Princess Yaiza – Lanzarote
Thank you Penny @ Gilchrist & Gray for yet another wonderful holiday! Your knowledge and advice on selecting the perfect hotel for our family was spot, as usual, and everyone had a great time. When our travel plans had to change at short notice we benefited again from your personalised service and experience such that everything ran smoothly. We will be in touch soon to arrange our next trip!
Mr and Mrs S and family, Putney, London
October Half Term in the Maldives
A fantastic service. Organised efficient and friendly throughout. Nothing was too much trouble which made a wonderful holiday even better. I would not hesitate to recommend Gilchrist & Gray.
Kate and family, Tonbridge, October 2017
Kenya Safari and Zanzibar
Attentive and responsive. Would definitely recommend them.
The Sellers Family, Buckinghamshire Summer 2017
A Top Travel Agent
Penny Gray is a fabulous, tremendously helpful travel agent. I recommend her very highly. (She has been helping me organise trips for 8 years).
Mr H, London SW12 June 2017
May Half Term at Borgo Egnazia
Penny has advised us on our family holidays for years, where to go, hotels to look at, then done all the bookings. She had excellent experience and is very efficient, a great personal service and knows what would work for us.
Mrs W, London W6 May 2017
Luxury Holiday for my Elderly Disabled Father in the South of France
Penny from Gilchrist and Gray is fantastic! She is extremely experienced at finding the right holiday for specific clients.
Mrs R, East Sussex September 2017
Paris and Turkey Yoga Retreat
Gilchrist @ Gray are excellent. Easy to contact, very efficient immediate travel solutions.
LC, East Sussex September 2017
Villa Holiday in Cephalonia
Your service makes everything easier
Mrs R, Surrey September 2017
Private touring to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
“Absolutely amazing, I couldn’t fault it”
The Scoular family, London SW16, July 2017