Guest Feedback

We are committed to making your holiday the best it can be and we love hearing your feedback. We ask every Tripsmiths guest to send in honest reviews and feedback on their holiday experience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to provide the very best service. We have collated some of our guest reviews below.

I would just like to say what an amazing time I had in Jordan - an amazing country - and the rest of the group I am sure feel the same. Would highly recommend Nuwar Jodeh, she is very knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and fitted in well with us all. Also Mohamed from Alpha coaches was a great driver and very friendly.

- All-female expedition to Jordan, October 2023

I enjoyed being able to view the sites hearing the commentary from Matt - particularly the Battlefield. It was interesting to hear the details along with someone pointing out exactly where to look. The speaker at St Mary's and All Saints was also very engaging. The Matthew Morrison lecture was fascinating - being able to hear first hand experience from someone that was there.

- Richard III Tour with Matt Lewis, October 2023

Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our recent trip to Stalagluft 3, Colditz and Dresden. Guy Walters was an excellent tour guide and was happy to share his knowledge and experiences with all of us. Susie, the tour manager was outstanding... a great organiser and a credit to your company.

- The Great Escape with Guy Walters, October 2023

Lovely ship, excellent food, good company and extra trips whilst waiting repairs. Even the weather did not affect our trip. Monty Hall was brilliant and very approachable.

- Lord of the Glens with Monty Halls, October 2023

The tour was phenomenal. The experts, local guide, and driver worked together to provide an experience which was not easy to realise. The sites visited were meaningful and the knowledge and passion James brings to the subject, combined with the practical experiences and historical knowledge Mike brings, make every moment a learning experience but in a fun and engaging way.

- Sicily with James Holland, September 2023

James was very kind to me and gave me a bottle of Ponzu. He showed us how he makes ceviche - sadly, there's no chance of me emulating him any time soon! He is an intelligent and accomplished performer and clearly passionate about cooking.

The ship all around was perfect - and James Martin was the icing on the cake

- Guests on the Star Clipper cruise with James Martin, September 2023

Having Mary Beard taking our tour was fantastic. She is such an inspiration. Her passion is totally infectious

Great trip overall. Lovely hotel. Delicious food.

- Guests on Ancient Rome with Mary Beard tour, September 2023

The food, wine, staff and train journey were excellent.

- Belmond Garden of England day trip, August 2023

Francesca, our tour guide, who was with us 24/7 was very good - she knew a lot about the areas we were visiting and if we needed anything she would endeavour to accommodate us. Overall, an excellent, well organised, trip which I would definitely go on again.

- Bocelli Tuscany tour, July 2023

Despite the poor weather conditions, the holiday was excellent and an interesting introduction to the Scillies. The hotel was most comfortable and very accessible to the jetty and town.

- Scillies with Julian Branscombe, July 2023

I enjoyed it all, had a "dam" good time and got to visit places that would be very difficult on my own.

- Dambusters with Paul Beavers, July 2023

We loved Delft - picture-perfect and a good central location. It was good to see The Goldfinch and The Girl without the crowds.

Having private access to the Mauritshuis before the general public was so special.

- Guests on the Dutch Masters with Andrew Graham-Dixon tour, June 2023

We greatly enjoyed the tour, thought that Jo was an exceptional battlefield guide and we also enjoyed Dan's expert contribution. Please pass our thanks to the team at Tripsmiths for making all the arrangements to ensure a comfortable and inspiring visit.

- Normandy with Dan Snow, June 2023

We loved every single bit of it - the food on the train was absolutely delicious, the chance to listen to Joanna was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the wine tasting/vineyard talk was fabulous too! All of our favourite things in one day - and what a way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, it was truly memorable and very special. My only regret was that I didn't join the line for a 'selfie' with Joanna as a special memory from the day.

- British Pullman to Hush Heath Estate with Joanna Lumley, June 2023

The tour guides Fabrizzio and Marius were excellent. We really enjoyed the vineyard and olive farm visits. A lovely touch was being given a bottle of wine at the vineyard and the ice cream later.

- Gourmet Tour of Puglia, June 2023

Home from a short but spectacular holiday in Malta, learning about the island's WW2 history. I strongly recommend the combined talents of James Holland, Mike Peters, Tripsmiths and local expert, Gabriel Gauci. Genuinely the best holiday I've had in well over a decade.

Thank you to the two legends, Mike Peters and James Holland for a superb We Have Ways trip to Malta with Tripsmiths. Outstanding knowledge, delivered in a relaxed and engaging way!

- Guests on the Malta Tour with James Holland, May 2023

We enjoyed the full day trip to the gardens with our guide, who could not have been better and was so knowledgable. It was also so good to have Christine - the expert - to speak to.

- Madeira Flower Festival with Christine Walkden, May 2023

The tour guide was excellent, she pointed out all the things to look at around the lake while on the boat. One to remember!

- Bernina Express & Lake Como Tour, May 2023

The tour guide was amazing! Visiting the island Isola Bella was incredible and the hotel was outstanding.

- Hidden Lakes & Gardens of Italy, May 2023

We loved the whole experience: all the staff, the lectures, the food, the tours - it was a real once-in-a-lifetime trip!

- Hurtigruten cruise to Antarctica, February 2023