Simon Gemmell
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Adult Family Holiday to Katathani Resort – Thailand
Hi Simon We’re safely back in (much colder) Chester after a great holiday in Thailand. Thank you for all your help arranging it; all went nicely to plan and...
Multi Centre Holiday to Toronto – Montreal – Quebec City
Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal; Chateau Frontenac Quebec City
Tailor-made Holiday to Canadian Rockies – Alaska Cruise – Vancouver Island
Banff; Icefield parkway; Columbia Icefield; Jasper; Rocky Mountaineer; Alaska; Vancouver Island
Holiday to Domes Noruz Chania Autograph C in Crete
Domes Noruz Chania Autograph C; Crete
Twin Centre Holiday to Kuala Lumpur and Penang
Royal Park Hotel Kuala Lumpur; Royal Park Hotel Penang
Multi Centre New Year Holiday to Vietnam
Hanoi; Halong Bay; Hoi An – Hoi An Beach; Ho Chi Minh City
Winter Holiday to JA Palm Tree Court in Dubai – Emirates First Class
JA Palm Tree Court Hotel Dubai

Yarra River; Melbourne
Mini break to Barcelona
Barcelona; Grand Hotel Central; Picasso; Gothic Quarter; La Pedra; Gaudi
Multi Centre California Holiday
San Francisco; Napa Valley; Yosemite; Las Vegas; River Terrace Inn; Tanya Lodge; Bellagio
Tauck Paris and French Waterways Holiday
Paris; Rhône River; Vieux Lyon; Gallo-Roman Viviers; ChâteaneufduPape
Blue Danube Cruise and extension at Budapest
MS Charles Dickens; Budapest; Vienna; Danube; National Museum of Hungary
Med Cruise aboard the brand new ultra-luxury Seven Seas Explorer
Regent Seven Seas Explorer; Lisbon; Rome; Med Cruise; the Compass Rose
Honeymoon to Mauritius
Mauritius; Tamassa Resort
Multi Centre Thai Holiday
Bangkok; Chiang Mai; Ko Samui; Phuket; Thailand: Rembrandt Hotel; Anantara Hotel; Amari Ko Samui; Amari Phuket
Sri Lanka Private Tour including Gal Oya Lodge
Sri Lanka; Jetwing Vil Uyana; Sigiriya; Trincomalee; Kandyan Manor; Gal Oya; The Wallawwa
Twin Centre Holiday to New Orleans and Saint Lucia
New Orleans; Saint Lucia; Rendezvous; Monteleone Hotel;
Twin Centre Holiday Venice & Rome
Venice; Rome; St Mark’s; Grand Canal
Luxury Seabourn Panama Canal Cruise plus stopovers in Chicago & Long Beach
Seabourn Cruises; Panama Canal; Chicago; Long Beach
Family & Grand Parents Catered Chalet Holiday to Alpe D’huez
Excerpt: Catered Chalet Holiday, Alpe D'huez, Winter-Ski: Chalet Christian; Easter Holidays
Christmas & New Year Holiday to Singapore
Singapore
Multi Centre Holiday to Vietnam & Cambodia
Hoi An; Ho Chi Minh City; Siem Reap; Hanoi; Halong Bay; Vietnam; Cambodia
Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey Escorted Tour
Canadian Rockies; The Canadian; Rocky Mountaineer Train; Banff; Toronto; Vancouver; Gold Leaf
Family & Grand Parents to Walt Disney Grand Floridian Resort
Grand Floridian Resort; Walt Disney World; Magic Kingdom; Virgin Atlantic; Florida; Orlando
Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas
10 night holiday to the Tropicana in Las Vegas
Luxury All Inclusive Holiday to Mauritius with Serious Flight Delay
All Inclusive Luxury Beach Holiday to the Residence in Mauritius
Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise – Tauck River Cruising
Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachu Valley, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenburg, Main River, Rudesheim, Cologne and Amsterdam
Tanzania Safari and Beach at Zanzibar
Tanzania, national parks at Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongor and Diamonds La Gemma Dell ’Est in Zanzibar
Calgary Stampede – The Rockies – Alaska – Vancouver Area
Tailor-made Holiday to Calgary Stampede – Banff – Columbia Ice field – Jasper – Rocky Mountain Train - Vancouver – Alaskan Cruise – Vancouver Island
2 Centre Holiday Marrakech and Agadir
Al Ksar Riad & Spa in Marrakech Founty Beach Resort in Agadir
Voyage to Antiquity – The Holy City of Byzantium
Voyage to Antiquity – The Holy City of Byzantium to Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Volos, Patmos, Piraeus, Gythion, Preveza (Arta), Corfu, Dubrovnik, Ravenna and Venice
World Cruise Fred Olsen
Fred Olsen Balmoral from Singapore to Southampton visiting Malaysia, Thailand. Indian Ocean, Oman, Egypt, Sicily and Spain
Taormina – Sicily
Holiday to Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace – Taormina – Sicily including flights and private transfers (May 15) Hi Simon Just got back from Sicily and wanted to say...
Multi Centre Holiday in South India
Multi Centre Holiday to South India including Emirates Flights, Private Car with driver and internal train travel visiting Leela Resort at Kovalam, Coconut Lagoon at Kumarakom (Kerala), Homestay at...
Honeymoon – Cape Town – Garden Route – Private Game Reserve
Off season Tailor-made Honeymoon to South Africa including Cape Town Waterfront – Wine Region – Hermanus – Oudtshoorn – Plettenburg Bay – Pumba Lodge Private Game Reserve (July 14)...
Las Vegas and California
Tailor-made Multi Centre Holiday to Las Vegas – San Francisco – Yosemite National Park – Pismo Beach – Santa Monica – Universal – San Diego (Aug 14) Simon We...
Honeymoon to Miami, Jamaica and Cuba
3 Centre Honeymoon to Miami, Hotel W South Beach, Sandals White House in Montego Bay and the Saratoga Hotel in Cuba (June 14) Thank you for arranging our honeymoon...
Holiday to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Holiday to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, using Premium Rouge Class with Air Canada Rouge (Sep 14) Simon. Thank you for your efficient service yet again on our...
Round the World Trip – Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong
Round the World Trip – Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong Multi Centre Itinerary including flights, transfers and recommendations for hotels and apartment (Oct 14) Hi Simon Just a...
Multi Centre Honeymoon to Las Vegas, San Francisco and Mexico
Multi Centre Honeymoon to Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hotel Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun near Playa Del Carmen “We wanted to go away to get married followed by...
Multi Centre Holiday to Cuba And Mexico
Three centre holiday to Parque Central Hotel in Havana, Paradisus Hotel Varadero and Secrets The Vine Cancun
Cape Town and Garden Route
Multi Centre Itinerary of the Garden Route including helicopter tour, transfers, car hire; Cape Town; Honeymoon
Perfect Honeymoon – Multi Centre Florida and Mexican Riviera Maya
Orlando Universal – Naples – Miami South Beach – Maroma Beach in Mexico
Baltic Cruise on small Cruise Ship
Kiel Canal – Ronne – Tallinn – St Petersburg – Helsinki – Stockholm - Elsinore
Honeymoon to Sri Lanka and Dubai
Honeymoon to Sri Lanka and Duba Sri Lanka Private Tour – Ultra Luxury Beach Resort – Dubai Stopover
Testimonials
Testimonials are of great importance to me and to Designer Travel for obvious reasons. If you feel you would like to comment on the service you have received from...
Cape Town – Winelands –3 Safari Experiences
We would rate this as our best experience of safari and definitely excellent value for money. All told this has been a great mix of different travel experiences and...
Secluded Resort and Luxury Adventure
Thank you Simon for arranging our holiday to Thailand which we thoroughly enjoyed and as promised we have enclosed our report about our experiences while away
Private Tour of Kerala in South India
Just thought I'd report in, as we're safely back home. It was a fabulous trip - thanks so much for facilitating it. Indus were extremely good. We had two...
Cape Town – Winelands –3 Safari Experiences
Thank you Simon for organising such a complex itinerary so successfully and thanks also to Somak who were pretty well faultless in the South African part of the journey....
Sri Lanka Private Tour including boutique hotel – Kandy – Yala National Park – Beach
Multi Centre Holiday to Sri Lanka including Estate House at Rosyth (Kegalla), Jetwing Yala at Yala National Park and Jetwing Lighthouse at Galle (beach) including in a private tour...
Luxury All Inclusive Holiday to Sandals Halcyon Beach St Lucia
Luxurious Sandals Halcyon Beach St Lucia – Honeymoon Hideaway Walkout Poolside Club Level Rooms
Luxury Jardines de Nivaria Hotel
Luxury Winter Holiday to Jardines de Nivaria Hotel – Costa Adeje
Multi Centre Kenyan Holiday Including best Safari and luxury beach resort
12 night multi centre holiday to Kenya including Nairobi – Mara Bushtops Camp (called the best camp in Kenya) and the luxurious Swahili Beach Resort. Hi Simon, Hope all...
Multi Centre Honeymoon ‘down under’ taking in 12 different destinations
Multi-centre Honeymoon taking in Perth, Bunkers Bay, Adelaide, Ocean Road, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Airley Beach, Brisbane and Singapore. Simon, We would like to...
Polynesian Islands – New Zealand – Far East
Pacific Cruise – Polynesian Islands – New Zealand – Far East Round The World Trip  including a  luxurious Pacific cruise on the Paul Gauguin followed by Tahiti – Bora...
Saigon – The Mekong – Angkor Wat
Vietnam and Cambodia 3 nights in Saigon – 7 night luxurious cruise on the Mekong – 3 nights in Angkor Wat Advice given on what private tours to take...
Multi Centre Canada and Rocky Mountaineer Train
Canadian Rockies – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Vancouver Island Tailor-made Package (without car) to Banff, Icefield Parkway, Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vancouver and Vancouver Island including recommendations of hotels...
Family Fly Drive Holiday to California
Family Fly Drive Holiday to California including San Francisco, Yosemite, San Luis Obispo, Santa Monica and San Diego  Dear Simon We had a brilliant family holiday in California. The...
Bangkok, Chiang Mai Elephants, and the beach at Phuket
Package including flights, all private transfers and excursions including Elephant Trek at Chiang Mai. (Jul 13)
Luxury Bangkok, Jungle Adventure and beach retreat
Package including flights, all transfers, excursions and hotels staying at the Shangri La in Bangkok, Elephant Hills Jungle & Rainforest Luxury Camp at Khao Sok and luxury hotel at...
Bangkok, Nature Safari and quiet beach
Tailor-made Package to Bangkok, Elephant Hills Beach & Rainforest Nature Safari at Khao Sok and beach resort at Khao Lak including transfers throughout & some tours.(June 13)
Itinerary by sea to New Zealand and Australia
Package included multiple ultra luxury cruise sectors with 3 different cruise lines, luxury rail, camper and hotel arrangements in Australia and comprehensive advice on excursions offered at the numerous...
World Itinerary and Ultra Luxury Cruises
Package including business class flights, transfers throughout, hotels, car hire in New Zealand and other extras. (March 13) – Unfortunately client had to cancel at the last minute...
New York, Las Vegas and Chicago
Tailor-made Package with hotels and transfers included plus recommendations of tours and shopping. (June 13)
Luxury Mediterranean Cruise and Venice
Tailor-made Ultra Luxury Cruise Itinerary with an extra stay at a 5 star hotel in Venice with private boat transfers. Flying from London and flying back to Cyprus (Oct...
Cruise with extended stay in New Zealand & Australia
Tailor-made Ultra Luxury Cruise Itinerary from New Zealand to Australia, business class flights and other land arrangements including private transfers (Oct 12)
Honeymoon to USA and an unusual Hawaiian Island
Package including flights, car hire at Los Angeles and recommendations of hotels. Also advice given on driving distances and times as well as local attractions. (Oct 12)
Honeymoon to Dubai, Sydney, Port Douglas and Melbourne
Tailor-made Package to Dubai, Sydney, Thala Beach resort near Port Douglas and Melbourne including ideas of what to do in each area. (July 11) – Honeymoon.
Back to back Luxury Mediterranean Cruise
Ultra Luxury Cruise package including Business Class Flights - two one week cruises back to back in the Mediterranean with help given with shore excursions and practical ideas of...
Escorted Tour Rockies, RM Train & Alaska Cruise
Escorted Tour to Banff and The Rockies including The Rocky Mountaineer Train, Alaska Cruise, Vancouver and 'home pick up' service. (Sep 11)
Luxury Cruise and Istanbul with Private Transfers
Tailor-made Package with cruise around the Black Sea and an extra 2 night's stay in Istanbul including private transfers. Included recommendations of the best area to stay at Istanbul...
Multi Centre Canada, RM Train & Alaska Cruise
Tailor-made Package (not escorted) to Banff, Icefield Parkway, Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer Train, Alaska Cruise, Vancouver and Kewlona including recommendations of hotels and what to do and see. (Aug 11)
Fly-drive Memphis, Nashville & Smoky Mountains
Package including business class flights, car hire and recommendations of hotels. Also advice given on driving distances and times as well as local attractions. (May 12)
Baltic Cruise with shore excursion advice
Celebrity Cruise to The Baltic including St Petersburg sailing from Southampton (June 12)
3 centre Safari and Beach Holiday including Tanzania
Assistance given with choice of this ‘bride surprise’ honeymoon to include beach resort combined with Safari, Stone Town on Zanzibar (historic interest) finishing with a beach resort. (Aug 12)
Russian River Cruise and Canada-US Fly Drive
Moscow, Volga River Cruise and St Petersburg multi centre holiday – advice given with visa applications and other general information. (Jul 12) North American Fly Drive Itinerary including Boston, Vermont,...

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