What Others Say
Here’s a sample of what clients say about Food and Wine Travel
We really had the most wonderful holiday! The cruise was AMAZING! Alaska was incredible – we got some really lovely photos – will send some through. Thank you so much for all your organization, we’re already planning out next holiday (maybe a bit less extravagant) so we’ll keep you posted. Thank you so much again – we really had the best holiday.
Paige and Josh W Canada & Alaska June 2013
We had an amazing trip, thanks so much for all your help with the organising
Nitasha J USA June 2013
Hi Karen, I am now back. Mum and I really enjoyed the food and wine tour that you organized. The accommodation was excellent, the activities were good, the restaurants were great and Fernando (the driver/guide) was extremely courteous, helpful and informative.
The only possible complaint I could come up with was that I’m not sure it was possible to eat and drink as much as was offered! (Not actually a complaint, just a failing on my part)
Many thanks for all of your assistance.
Andrew H Spain/Portugal May 2103
Thank you for being the best travel agent ever. Your notes of what to do at each stop were invaluable. Google maps of where to go for customs, to collect luggage and meet drivers…..excellent. Other passengers marveled at this efficiency by you. We had a marvelous holiday, thank you so much.
Susan & Graeme M Spain May 2013
The holiday was great and everything went without a hitch. The main thing we want to thank you for is the passes for the business class lounge in Dubai – having to wait for the 4 odd hours was a long time, especially when you are tired, and it was great having the comfy chairs, food and wine, and you could also have a shower if you wanted one…. Have done a lot of travelling over the years and have dealt with many travel agents and I can assure you, you leave everyone else in your industry for dead.
Pam M Portugal May 2013
Hi Karen, A million thank yous – it all arrived yesterday. Our excitement is almost palpable now! You’ve been absolutely wonderful…thank you for all your help. This part of our trip will certainly make it extra special…I can’t wait! Have a lovely weekend, and I will be to to keep in touch (already planning the next one in my head….!)
Lisa C Italy May 2013
It was a wonderful trip……… all went to plan and enjoyed it all! As I mentioned to you in my last email, I particularly enjoyed Marjorie’s workshop – and what can one say about Beaune!!!! Even in Winter! Paris was as beautiful as ever – and London – even though I knew a week wasn’t going to be enough time to fit everything in……… it was fabulous!
Lidia T France, UK December 2012
Hawaii was great, all went smoothly, the hotel was excellent, the huge rooms and balconies would make the Ilikai the envy of most other hotels in Waikiki.
When can I go back?
Michelle H Hawaii December 2012
Everything worked out fine, your efficient & happy service greatly appreciated – again.
Keith B China December 2012
It was a really fantastic holiday – they are not lying when they say that Vomo is the hidden jewel of the pacific. I am pleased to say that all went smoothly – both with the itinerary and the everyone’s health. The helicopter ride from Vomo back to the airport over the coral reefs was a highlight
Glenn W Fiji October 2012
I have been meaning to email you and thank you for such a fantastic job you did on organizing our holiday. Everything went seamlessly and had no problems. What needed to be improved? – to be honest, nothing. The whole holiday was flawless. I really want to thank you for doing such a brilliant job organising this trip for us. It’s the attention to detail, like questioning our hotel choice at San Diego airport, and even the email on the date that we arrived home, that make all the difference.
Louise E USA September 2012
Hi Karen, Everything is going brilliantly! We’re leaving Edinburgh this morning and heading off to York. The connections have all worked well and we love the car – Andrew keeps saying we could pick up hitch hikers as there is so much room! The hotels have been great – perfect location in the three we have stayed in so far – couldn’t ask for better. Thanks for everything.
Kay G UK/Europe September 2012
Thanks Karen, yes trip was great and upgrade on way home topped it off. Yes everything on the trip went smoothly, all transfers and flights were “too easy” …The sanctuary was great, I saw 8 orangutans including a mother and her 8 month old baby, amazing. I can’t fault your service or that of borneo trails on the trip at all, Thank you,
Melanie O Malaysia September 2012
Hi Karen, I have been meaning to let you know what a wonderful job you did with our booking. The trip was fabulous. Amanuca was great and the accommodation was fabulous…. Because you did such a great job of our booking…you have picked up 2 new clients…. I have forwarded your details to them and I’ll let you know when they plan their next trip so you can expect their call/email. Thank you again for looking after us soooo well. We very much appreciate it.
Michelle H Fiji September 2012
Hi Karen, Just wanted to let you know we had a great trip. Thank you again for all your help and organising. The itinerary notes were really helpful so thanks for putting in all the details. We had some great food and wine in Italy and France. Certainly have a better understanding of the French burgundy and bordeaux wines. The classifications are more complicated than I realised. From the relaxed life in Tuscany to the organised world of Champagne – it was all wonderful.
Kerry L Italy & Spain August 2012
“…you’ve been wonderful and I would certainly use your services [again] in the future (and recommend you!)”
Sabrina C Italy October 2012
You are a star! Thanks again for all your help and I look forward to booking the next trip through you in the future.
Shane B USA September 2012
Loved Champagne tour. The guide was so knowledgeable and lovely. Fantastic that he was a small Champagne producer himself and belonged to Champagne tourism bureau. Knew his stuff and lovely. Great day. likewise with St Germaine pastry tour. We got lucky having a historian/ journalist/ foodie in Victor. He was excellent.
Enzo & Clarissa C Spain May 2012
Hi Karen – Yes it all went very well thank you. I was even upgraded to business for the first leg over to Doha which was nice. The tour was great and Morocco was fabulous. I can’t believe it’s all over and I’m back at work. Thank you for all your help.
Kate J Morocco April 2012
We had a fabulous time! Our tour through France was just great. Train travel was great…. so easy (thanks for all that arrangement and detail. Thank you so much for your work and support.. we couldn’t have done it without you! Keep us informed of any interesting tours coming up… maybe in 2014… we are thinking of Germany & Italy.
Jacqui & Paul R France April 2012
Marjorie and her cooking day today was amazing! We all loved it and I would have no hesitation recommending it. We all loved her food, her energy, her family , all of it!!!!
Enzo & Clarissa C France May 2012
Thank you so much for a great trip. Your excellent planning, knowledge and expertise really made our three weeks a great adventure. The well-considered internal flight and transfer times meant we were not too tired and that was really great. All the hotels were absolutely beautiful with exceptional locations…especially Paris and Venice! The airport pick-ups really made a great difference too. Overall a wonderful trip and we will certainly do another trip with you in the future. The highlights for us were all the cooking classes and the foodie walking tour in Barcelona. That tour of Barcelona was the best tour in our trip. The guide was so interesting and accommodating and we tasted some of the most amazing foods and meet some wonderful artisans.
Sonia, Charles & Romy R Spain April 2012
We are really looking forward to the holiday. Thanks again for all your help. It has been lovely dealing with someone so professional
John & Lynda M France May 2012
Thank you for the usual great service 🙂
Michelle H Hawaii December 2012
All the hotels you booked were fabulous as usual and I had a wonderful trip.
Gail G Germany December 2011
Hi Karen, … everything went as planned and we remarked on more than one occasion, isn’t good that we don’t have to think too hard about what we are doing. We had a great time , and the weather wasn’t too bad . We had no complaints , only that the internet at the hotel in Prague was playing up , which was a pity , cause everything else was so good . So all in all couldn’t fault it . Thanks again , we felt they were good choices of hotels , convenient modest friendly and warm . Thanks again . Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you ? Cheers
Richard M France & Austria Feb 2012
……was wonderful and Marjorie is so lovely! great recommendation and wonderful experience.
Love the chardonnay (for a change) and the pinot as well as crémant! That is pretty tasty! Had not seen that before and was nice too. Wish we could bring more back!
The winery tours were fun (first one on first day with Simon was great – he is British and very knowledgeable).
2nd day also a British guy and went to much smaller boutiques and great again – very different from first day in the large winery.
Trains v easy to use. Le Caveau was wonderful!
Thanks again for all your help was a great adventure
Kate & Jimmy M France Nov 2011
We had a great trip and you organized a lovely holiday for us in France. I can’t wait to go back to Europe and spend more time.
Mark C France Jan 2012
My holiday was fantastic, absolutely fantastic… the people, the tour – everything was perfect.
Chaz H Mexico Jan 2012
Hi Karen, India was awesome! Thank you again for organizing -. Happy New year also.
Jane N India Jan 2012
Dear Karen….the trip was fantastic. I met many interesting people and the group worked together really well. Kim and Greg were organized and understanding group leaders and helped in every possible way. The trip was so well thought out and put together everything seemed to fall into place easily. Many exciting moments on trains, ice patches, boats, mushroom picking – I could go on . I will remember it all for ever.
Glenda M Scandinavia August 2011 (Nordic Food Adventure)
Thank you so much. It was magical. Had a great time! Loved Sweden! Had 9 days with constant daylight and no night! Very bizarre! So a bit jetlagged but good. Liked Qatar as an airline.
Thanks again for all your help.
Azita M Sweden July 2011
You are the first travel agent (I know concierge!) we have met that actually knows what they are talking about and has actually travelled, unlike the Flight Centre “tribe”
We will definitely be using your services in the future and we are already recommending you to friends and family.
Michelle H France & Belgium March 2011
Hi Karen, Just a quick note to let you know we could not fault the bike and barge tour. It was truly fantastic. Apart from an American couple the rest of the group were all Aussies. In any case we all got on extremely well together and the staff also. They certainly run an extremely professional outfit.
The bikes were brand new and easy to ride, the barge very well fitted out and spotlessly clean. The meals were all delightful and we did not want for a thing food and drink wise.
We loved every aspect of this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity of sailing with the “Fleur”.
Hope all is good with you.
Yvonne K France May 2011
Hi Karen,… we had a wonderful time, everything ran like clockwork and the French people especially the country people were marvelous.
I really enjoyed the barge …. I like the small group. Beaune was beautiful and a wonderful place to relax after the flight and just wonderful. The hotel was great and the staff very helpful.
Thank you for your wonderful knowledge and great help in booking our trip.
Gail G France July 2011
Thank you once again as it is great to have a travel agent who goes outside the box to find something different and not just the big name tours where often there are just too many people on the tour.
Gail G France May 2011
We had a wonderful time and everything went really well. The car driver was excellent, the hotel was good…Disney was fantastic, the shopping ever better. Thank you for the good prices on everything.
Susan M Hong Kong April 2011
Thanks Karen, the trip went excellently thank you very much, we had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves.
Michael K Thailand April 2011
We are waiting for our flight to Fairbanks at Anchorage airport, the trip has been a WOW factor all the way.The train, Vancouver, Victoria, the ship, all more than expected,only one week to go , we do not waht it to finish.
Maybe you can send us on another trip for a few more weeks?
Will be in touch when we arrive home
Thanks for everything
Pauline and Tony A Canada July 2010
Well Karen, now we are aboard the cruise I can reflect on the great trip you organised for us… it was sensational and everything happened as it should with no hassles. Most importantly Lauris survived and wasn’t dead from exhaustion and of course I reckon that the trains were f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c… almost made up for not seeing them in Hamburg! I also forgot to say thank you for the two lovely bottles of wine… totally unexpected and totally unnecessary. But lovely nonetheless!
Winston & Lauris M Austria, France
Good Morning Karen, Well what can we say, you really did send us on one of the most wonderful experience we have ever had, just a big thank you once again.
We arrived home yesterday, slept last night 10hours straight, ready now to go again.
Tony and Pauline A, Canada July 2010
We have just arrived home from a wonderful trip. Thank you for all your attention to detail which made all our movements so smooth.
Alan & Joan C May 2010
Thanks for everything, it was a great holiday and I will certainly be happy to recommend your services.
Jan and Heather T Thailand March 2010
Thank you, Karen for your mighty efforts in making our recent trip to the US of A so stress-free. I know we left you with a big job to organize the whole thing. There were a lot of movements and they all went perfectly. I note the research you must have done to organize suitable accommodation,. When we got to the various Hotels in New York, Philladelphia, Washington and Los Angeles I was amazed that they would have been the exact quality and price I would have organized myself. We were impressed with the fine details of plane transfers, train timings and we appreciated the advice and hints we were given regarding Passports, finances, and places to visit, etc. The bus tour you suggested was a beauty.
Your organization was just exactly as we have found it in the past – perfect.
Once again, thankyou, and we will be certainly calling on you next time we are heading off, which hopefully won’t be far off.
Wayne H USA Dec 2009
Thank you Karen and Food and Wine Travel for helping prepare our European summer trip to Italy. We were blown away by the depth of your knowledge, willingness to research our further requests and patience with our never ending questions. Before and during our holiday we felt totally supported in our holiday experience and your outstanding client service and high standards ensured we had the most amazing holiday. All your accommodation recommendations were fantastic and we loved every minute of our stay. We look forward to being able to book our next Food and Wine travel experience very soon.
Belinda C Italy Nov 2009
The restaurants and hotels … were not the usual ones booked by most travel agents. We must thank you organizing this great holiday/tour for us. You were able to arrange our unusual requests when other agents were unable or unwilling.
Tom D Spain Sept 2009
My husband wanted a wine tour around Burgundy and in my research I found Food and Wine Travel on line. I noticed it was an Australian company and . . . that put my mind at ease. The tour was terrific and Karen’s help was invaluable.”
Margaret S France June 2009
Our market tour & private cooking class in Paris was faultless and excellent. We would highly recommend this.”
Jan D France May 2009
Your organization was just exactly as we have found it in the past – perfect. Once again, thank you, and we will be certainly calling on you next time we are heading off.
Wayne H USA May 2009
As foodies, we have never found a travel agent who really understood what we wanted until now. Karen shares our passion for a great food experience when we travel. Her knowledge and willingness to create our perfect holiday was second to none. Thank you.
Robert A Italy May 2009
We were blown away by the depth of your knowledge, willingness to research our requests and patience with our never ending questions. Your outstanding client service and high standards ensured we had the most amazing holiday.
Belinda C USA April 2009