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Had a Wonderful Time in Mexico!

Greg, Chali & Maude, (trip to Mexico)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie, karen@blowestravel.com

Just wanted to let you know that the girls and I had a wonderful time in Mexico 

I can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work booking us a great resort at such a great price

We truly don’t have a single complaint and must say it all went without a hitch

I’ll be sure to tell my friends and family about you and the Grand Sirenis 

 

Thanks again

Greg, Chali and Maude :)

Highly Recommend Royal Irish Tours!

Jim, (trip to Ireland)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie, karen@blowestravel.com

Just wanted to drop a few lines to thank you for your expert advice and arrangement of our bus tour and flights for our Irish vacation just completed this week.

We took the Shamrock Royal version which is a 15-day, 14-night bus excursion from Dublin counterclockwise around the island nation.

There were many more highlights than I can possibly make in this letter, but will make a few that impressed my wife and I the most.

First of all, I should tell you that the hotels were of the highest quality, the food exceptional and our driver and guide super, especially Mary our guide who looked after every detail logistically and historically.

The most outstanding thing that impressed me most was the breathtaking scenery everywhere you looked. The country is well named as the Emerald Isle. Country scenes of every colour of green, sheep scattered throughout, paint branded and roaming free.

The Titanic Experience is world class and included. The Giants Causeway is a geological wonder, Connemara is a territory I will always remember- it's almost haunting and wild terrain where the people trekked during the famine years after 1844. We visited many small villages along the way and made regular stops. Our coach (bus) was a first-class Mercedes Benz, very comfortable with excellent viewing from any location, complete with an onboard washroom.

We were particularly impressed with our days on the southwest coast staying over in Killarney and touring the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring Of Kerry. Outstanding scenery, lots of stone walls in the fields, sheep everywhere. The entertainment included in the trip was excellent with Irish Dancers and singing, various unique musical instruments, particularly the Irish drum and combo instrument between a flute and a bagpipe and of course the harp. The Irish dancing was special as one of our events featured world champion dancers. The town of Kilkenny was special with its medieval streets and bars- beer was excellent and plentiful. We visited the Irish National Stud and got up close with the primary stallion in residence who has the bloodline of Northern Dancer and Secretariat.

We finished up in the thriving and beautiful city of Dublin.

We found Ireland to be exceptionally clean, good economy, people doing well everywhere, very nice and generous people always making you feel welcome. Ireland has come a long way and has finally recovered its population from the exodus during the 1880s. 

We highly recommend this tour as a great way to experience this wonderful country.

Best, Jim

Travel Arrangements and Planning Was Great!

Allison & Steve, (trip to Paris, France)

Thank you very much for the travel arrangements, everything worked out great! You're planning was great! Allison and I really enjoyed Paris, the hotel and the location was great. The hotel had its own personality outside of any typical one.  The food was great in the neighbourhood, we walked to the museums and Notre Dame. Went to Jim Morrison's resting place and the wedding we attended was great, with the Eiffel tower in the background. Poland was better than we both expected, we plan to go back!  The food was excellent, the people were great! Being it was near Easter we enjoyed the downtown square in Krakow. The market had great craft products, clothing, ornamental artwork, and even a blacksmith. They served great local beer and had plenty of traditional culinary vendors as well. Lots to see! The Auschwitz tour was very well organized, we met many people from everywhere. We learned of a 13th-century salt mine tour that guides you 150m underground. It was organized well, very popular and exciting, we recommend!  

 I tell people here at home that I will never plan a trip on my own again. I heard your ad on CJBK 1290 and wondered how travel agencies keep the doors open with all of the internet sites and ads. After giving you a shot ill never go back. I understand why travel agents are still out doing the web travel sites. I tell folks that I sent you a simple idea of where and when we got options, then a full itinerary in the mail. Extras like skipping the line tickets and airport pickups... for the price we paid I am going to travel a lot more now.

 the only option we couldn't make was the top of the Eiffel tower, because of wedding arrangements. But my wife and I both agree after years of trying to plan trips after work at home discussing options, flights, etc... this was the best-organized leisure trip I have ever experienced. We will be requesting your service for our future adventures!

 Thank you very much,

Allison & Steve