We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in India. The arrangements you made for us in the Leela hotel, on the Palace on Wheels and the various tours were absolutely splendid and went like clockwork. The local tour people, Personal Tours, could not have been more helpful and efficient. Thank you very much for making our 60th wedding anniversary so memorable.
Our trip was stunning from start to finish – Aman and his team really took care of things splendidly- Our driver and guide Allen is now a friend . The greeting service when we landed off the plane was wonderful – would recommend for every trip – stress buster 👏👏 Each hotel had something special – the Cinnamon lake in Columbo : the best buffet anywhere , the pool, lake and birds . The train to Jaffna was great – though warn passengers the A/ C is freezing , pack a top . The Fox resort was lovely , beautiful gardens and pool area , great staff , good food – bring you own alcohol ! Trinci Blu in trincomalee – beautiful beach , great service – beach chalet with balcony stunning – again great food . Wilpattu leopard trails tent was stunning luxury – the safaris , the guides , driver , their knowledge and food and service were outstanding . The Uga ulagalla individual villa with plunge pool was breathtaking – felt like film stars – the grounds are huge – a midnight dip in your own pool watching the glow of the fireflies – magical. Then a week at the Wattura Resort – did not want to leave . It was wonderful – the staff were amazing and so caring and helpful – the chefs were superb – the attention to detail was fantastic throughout – Chris used the spa and thought it was one if the best – mention for See Lanka travel about 300 m outside the resort organised boat trips through the backwater and tour of Negombo and monkey island , 5 star and really reasonably priced . Our many thanks to Mrs Farouk and Aman for their hospitality and their help throughout the tour – we are busy planning our return
Just a quick thank you for arranging a perfect holiday for us the standard of hotels was perfect as were the locations The boat we had for the backwaters trip was fantastic all of us were impressed by what you had arranged for us and the level of service you and the tour company provided we would certainly recommend you unreservedly
Further to my telephone conversation with you today, this is to confirm our profound thanks to you and your team for the amazing tour of the Deccan and Kerrela.
As you know it was a profound disappointment when our train was cancelled – the Deccan odyssey with such short notice. However your reorganised itinerary did not disappoint.
Everywhere we went; we were met by highly efficient teams who whisked us to our hotels and picked us up to return to the airports. They even checked us in, waiting until we had passed security.
Our guides were knowledgable, the sightseeing amazing, the hotels first class, the house boat wonderful. What is more none of us became ill! One small improvement would have been two nights on the boat rather than one, but one night was our suggestion.
It was fortuitous that we alighted on your company. I cannot praise you enough.
Hope that you will look after us again in the not too distant future.
Congratulations on a excellent tour, all went seamlessly.
A special mention to our driver who was fantastic in all ways.
A good/safe driver and also guide. We saw many other sights specially requested because of him.
Most of my friends are now back in the US. Everyone enjoyed the trip thoroughly on board the Luxury Palace on Wheels . Thank you for everything & arranging such a fantastic holiday.
Hi Rajiv and Team, thanks you for all your help on these tours. We were most happy with your product (timely drivers and clean transport) and services (guided tours).
I would like to personally recommend how well the tour guides were and happy to review on line. Please advise how / where to do so for each of the guides;
Jaipur: Kailash Arora
Agra: Azhar Khan
Delhi: Anil Sharma
We have just returned from our holiday and wanted to write and thank you very much for all your work in organising such a wonderful trip.
From the moment we contacted you about the possibility of our venture in Indochina, we have felt incredibly well looked after and well informed. Your attention to every detail is much appreciated even to the degree that before we travelled we had received information on everything we would need even including what the welcome notices would look like at each airport .
We really liked everywhere we stayed, each hotel was perfectly located, near, if not in the centre of the towns and not in the midst of the tourist areas. They were all interesting and had a local flavour to them, they felt relevant to the area rather than the homogenous big chain hotels.
Each of the four guides were truly wonderful, Mr Ha, Mr Lup, Mr Vu and Mr Chin, were all charming and helpful whilst imparting useful and interesting information, they followed your well-structured and thoughtful itinerary, as well as being open to adjust it as we felt necessary on arrival in each place. We felt incredibly well cared for, and really valued the small considerate details, as well as the ready supply of bottled water which was always much appreciated. The guides were wonderful in being aware of particularly busy routes or times when visiting the sites, and managed to lead us away from these to make the most of everything we saw. We would like to mention that all the drivers were really good too…
The choice of meals in interesting restaurants with local food was fantastic too (we had 2 not so good meals and fed back to the local guides our thoughts on this which they seemed pleased to hear as they were keen on getting things right for the next travellers)
Extraordinarily, we received a message when we were on the boat in Halong Bay to let us know that our flight was delayed a little. What amazing communication!
We have been impressed by th organisation every inch of the way, resting certain in the knowledge that all was taken care of, which allowed us to enjoy a fantastic and memorable trip at every moment.
With our gratitude and thanks and we are already thinking about when we can be in touch again for another adventure…
Just a short email to say ‘thanks’ for making all the great arrangements that made our recent holiday to Kerala so enjoyable.
Everything went to plan and we had a super time.
Finally I have written a review of our : South India Highlights
From start to finish the trip was superb.
Booking and communication with Tailormade Journeys was excellent. Rajiv was always just a helpful email or phone call away.
The trip was very well organized, from the first moment when we were met by a representative at the airport and our fantastic driver for the next 3 weeks , Anbu – a true gentleman and ambassador for South India; knowledgeable, friendly, kind, caring and helpful.
The Hotels were generally excellent, particularly worthy of mention for service and quality :
Tanjore -Ideal River View
Houseboat Deluxe Air Conditioned Houseboat – wonderful staff
Periyar -Cardamom County (Periyar Cottage) – excellent staff and restaurant
Munnar -Tall Tree (Cinnamon Cottage) -Location
Mysore Radisson Blu Plaza – Outstanding Restaurant staff.
The trip was a tremendous opportunity to visit parts of India new to us and to revisit parts we had previously visited. The contrasting scenery, sights and sounds of cities, lakes, waterways and the sea, temples and the tranquility of the hills.
An outstanding trip from start to finish. We wholeheartedly recommend this company .
Please use this review in any way you wish. I am happy for people to contact me for verification.
This was our 4 trip with Tailormade Journeys and we have been meaning to congratulate you on arranging the most amazing holiday to Sri Lanka. Thank you so much, we had the most marvellous time. Wow, what a country.
We just wanted to thank you for the perfect arrangements for our vacation to India. The tour guides were excellent and the travel arrangements were perfect. The cars and drivers were always waiting for us even when our flights were late. We will definitely use your services during our next trip to India. Our trip on Maharajas Express – Treasures of India was lifetime trip.
We had an un imaginable trip on the Maharajas Express – Heritage of india. Staying in the Suite was fantastic. We just returned from our trip and I wanted to say that I’ve never experienced such a well-organized vacation. Every connection, transfer, tour and hotel booking was flawless arranged.
Maharajas Express -The Indian Splendours 21/02/2020 – 29/02/2020
We spoke briefly yesterday about the above train journey that Mrs Joan Clay and myself took on the above stated dates.
I am writing to thank you so much for arranging this experience for us. I do not have sufficient adjectives to describe how wonderful it was. The guides and drivers in Delhi and Mumbai were helpful, professional and approachable. We couldn’t have asked for a better service!
Thank you again for the travel arrangements you made on our behalf. We would certainly go through you again for any further trips to India that we will hopefully take in the future.
Val and I have arrived safely back home.
I just wanted to thank you one more time for the superb care and attention as well as the additional incredible sites you took us to. You put in so much work to make our trip to India very special. Nothing was too much trouble and we have learned that anything is possible in India.
Kind regards and we hope to see you again.
We are now back in the UK after a very memorable trip to India. I just wanted to say how exceptionally well organised everything was. The guides were always on time,very knowledgable, friendly and well presented. The hotels were excellent value for money and the staff at the hotel in Varanasi went out of their way to help retrieve our suitcase when we had picked up the wrong one.
I feel that we saw a great deal of India with the trip to Varanasi especially evocative. I have already recommended your services to a friend. It was first class from start to finish. Thank you very much Good wishes
We have just returned from our trip to India and I wanted to say thank you for your amazing organisation of our itinerary. We had a fabulous time full of wonderful experiences. The guides and drivers were all so friendly and very well informed. We were treated like royalty and each part of the trip went perfectly without any hitches. We loved India and will recommend you to anyone who is thinking of planning a visit. Thanks again.
Apologies for not emailing you sooner to say thank you for all your organisation and help in our trip to India.
My husband and I loved every minute of it, from the wonderful Imperial Hotel in Delhi which was sumptuous despite the bad Air Pollution. The Stepwell was fantastic and we recommended it to a couple of other friends and they agreed.
The room in Mumbai couldn’t have had a better view of India Gate and the sunrise and sunset, along with the boats and ships that my husband enjoys looking at.
The Maharajas Express train journey was epic, we really enjoyed meeting everyone on board – only 40 of us with 60 staff! What we saw on those 7 days was amazing in every way, such a fantastic country.
Your agents and drivers were very good and reliable and their English was too, thank you for organising all the tours. We certainly crammed a lot in.
Mumbai was a little mad and we ended up cancelling the Elephanta caves and did the Heritage walk followed by a tour around the city and then walked down a market road. I think everything takes so much longer, and the traffic was very slow. We also wanted some down time in the hotel before we came home, so managed about 2 hours by the pool!
I will certainly recommend you and your team for any friends wanting to go to India.
With many thanks again Rajiv for your help
We just wanted to write and say how brilliant our holiday was to India and to say a huge thank you for such amazing organisation.
Every pick up and drop off was to exact time and we didn’t have to worry about anything at all.
The guides we had were so friendly and have enormous knowledge, there wasn’t anything they couldn’t tell us.
We covered everything we wanted to see and appreciate the complexity of our requirements but it was all executed perfectly.
Also thank you for your intervention to finalise things wihh the outstanding issue with Sol de Goa, that helped us so much.
I would just like to say the quality of care and service throughout our stay was faultless, particularly at The Tuli Tiger resort in Kanha, the people there were incredible and we did see a tiger (!) and the Brijrama Palace, that was a real Palace, a beautiful location with really amazing food and such helpful people.
So thank you again, we have recommended you, your company and services to friends already and will continue to do so.
Very best wishes,
We’ve been back a few days now, and I thought I would drop you a line to tell you how thrilled we were with the holiday and all the arrangements made for us.
It exceeded even our highest expectations, and certainly makes us want to return and explore further. Everything went to schedule, and all of the agents, guides and drivers were where they should be at the right time. I don’t know where to start with the Maharajahs Express, suffice to say we were treated like royalty, and for a first trip to India and a special birthday holiday to boot, it was the only way to do it.
Thank you again for the seamless arrangements.
We have returned this week from another fabulous holiday organised for us by Great Vacations/Tailormade Journeys and so I am contacting you to thank you and all your team, both in the UK and in Sri Lanka, for making our holiday so enjoyable. We have been to India three times with your company, but this was the first time we have been beyond the Sub Continent, so it was a whole new experience which I’m pleased to say we thoroughly enjoyed.
Thought you would be interested in how our trip went…The Maharajas Express Treasures of India was very nice trip and the service was A class. We were very happy with all guides and drivers for rest of our trip to Nepal and in Delhi . Absolutely, could not have been nicer or more accommodating , Hotels were all very good in Nepal and in Delhi Leela Palace was amazing. Thanks for all you did and we did like our special dinner at the ITC Maurya Bukhara very much!