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Amazing Trip & Amazing Wedding!

, (trip to Holguin, Cuba)
Travel consultant: Beth Baskey, beth@blowestravel.com

It was an amazing trip and an amazing wedding! You picked the perfect place! The wedding planner was so helpful and knew what she was doing. The hotel and food was amazing. The only thing that happened was they put us right next to Steves parents after you requested for us to be away from them but we ended up moving rooms. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to have a destination wedding. Everything was very affordable too. Everything that we were quoted was exactly what it was no surprises. The flight coming back was delayed but no big issue.

Thanks again so much!! 

Fantastic Trip!

Moe & Wayne, (trip to Germany)
Travel consultant: Heather Hines, heather@blowestravel.com

Heather, we had a fantastic trip!  So many interesting people and places to see.  Although we were the only Canadians!  Most from Britain and the U.S. Great sunny weather with temperatures ranging betwee4n 24 and 32 and no rain. The ship was only 3 years old and had been made for the Douro River.  Our every need was met with friendly professional care.  Included excursions were interesting yet varied. Whether it was one of the 3 guides on the Osfrid or a local one they knew their stuff and not too much detail unless someone asked a specific question.  We found out later that the extra excursions were not well attended with sometimes only 6 in attendance.  We and others that we talked to felt that their included ones were sufficient.

Flights were uneventful however those leaving from Europe were all delayed due to computer issues but the plane leaving from Munich waited for those with connecting flights.  Our delay was 40 min. which worked out as we had only 15 after we landed from Porto to for our connector to Toronto. They discovered us and rushed us through.  Baggage was there at every last stop!  Hurray! 

Viking Douro was a wonderful experience!  Thanks again for taking such great care of us.  We appreciate all that you do for us!! 

Hugs, Moe and Wayne

Our Trip was Simply Spectacular!

John & Pat, (trip to London to Paris)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie, karen@blowestravel.com

Our trip to London and Paris in September was simply spectacular!

Beginning with the timing and weather, with the summer season over and the weather - perfect. We were met in London by two Monograms reps who could not be more helpful.  They ensured that our scheduled tours were confirmed and made several excellent suggestions to help us enjoy and maximize our time. The suggestion to use the London “Tube”, or subway, was an excellent means to traverse the city.  The Tube is easy to manoeuvre and when we were unsure, staff were most helpful. Visiting the obvious London landmarks as well as a tour to Stonehenge and Bath provided so much perspective to our British history.  From the theatre to the local pubs, London is a great city to visit which will definitely require a return visit. I

In Paris, staying at a hotel in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower provided a perfect location to learn about the city.  Pairs is another city where the subway is the quickest and most efficient means of travel across the city.  The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coure, Palace of Versailles and Giverny were all stunning sites. We quickly realized that a week in each city was just too short. The activities, cafés and restaurants located along the Seine River make Paris a great tourist destination. Again, our Monograms hosts were most helpful locating destinations, restaurants etc. They certainly removed any anxiety of a non-French speaking tourist. Also, our hotels in London (Millennium Gloucester) and Paris (Pullman Tour Eiffel) were excellent from service to cleanliness. 

Finally, we would be remiss to not comment on the EuroStar.  Travelling from London to Paris via the EuroStar rivals air travel.  Roominess, service, speed and scenery combine to make travelling through two countries a delight.  The EuroStar exceeded our expectations. 

To our Monograms hosts and Karen at Blowes Travel… thank you! John and Pat