Group Booking to Jumeirah Zabeel...

Hi Simon Thank you so much for the flowers, they are beautiful and have a lovely scent – thank you so much, a wonderful surprise! I’ve brought them home to appreciate them! We’re back at work with a bang, having taken time out and everyone so grateful for the trip,...

Business Class Flights to New...

Hello Simon I'd like you to know that we have enjoyed our New Zealand/Kuala Lumpur trip and all the arrangements you made worked perfectly. Perhaps a bit of feedback might interest you. Malaysia Airlines is very nearly as good as Singapore Airlines, but perhaps not quite so polished. In KL...

Adult Family Holiday to Katathani...

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 we had a very memorable time together. The Katathani Resort was excellent. The food and accommodation were very good. Facilities were...

Multi Centre Holiday to Toronto...

I had a wonderful trip to Canada, made all the more special by the attention to detail from our travel expert, Simon Gemmell. We had wished to travel from Toronto to Montreal by train then onward to Quebec the same way, could we do this and were there any good...

Tailor-made Holiday to Canadian Rockies...

"My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary with a special holiday.  Simon organised an excellent trip that allowed us to do exactly that.  We had a wonderful time in Western Canada and Alaska, benefiting greatly from Simon's expert knowledge and experience.  The travel and accommodation planning...

Holiday to Domes Noruz Chania...

SENT WHILE ON HOLIDAY Hi Simon, Just wanted to check in with you... rest assured, we are having an amazing time!! The hotel is just beautiful, our room is spread over 2 floors, bath upstairs on the balcony and plunge pool downstairs as you come in. Staff really attentive. It's...

Twin Centre Holiday to Kuala...

Twin Centre Holiday to Kuala Lumpur and Penang Just a quick note to thank you for all your efforts in organising our trip.  We had a great holiday and everything worked like clockwork. Well done - I'm sure we'll be working with you again.   We thought you would find...

Multi Centre New Year Holiday...

Multi Centre New Year Holiday to Vietnam Hanoi – Cruise on Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hoi An Beach – Ho Chi Minh City Thank you so much for arranging our holiday to Vietnam - you did a grand job - everything ran like clockwork.   HANOI The Hanoi...

Winter Holiday to JA Palm...

Winter Holiday to JA Palm Tree Court in Dubai – Emirates First Class Dear Simon,   Everything went smoothly and a great time was had by all.  Thank you for your help in arranging everything, and thank you too for your "welcome home" card, much appreciated.   The hotel was...

Holiday to Australia and Dubai...

Holiday to Australia and Dubai – Emirates Business Class Dear Simon   I am very happy to report that our trip went extremely well and Emirates excelled themselves. Many thanks for all your efforts on our behalf.   Best regards John M All testimonials can be authenticated by the Directors...

Mini break to Barcelona

Short break to Barcelona to 5 star property including private transfers and recommendations of restaurant Hi Simon Thank you for arranging such a superb holiday for us in Barcelona. We were collected at the airport and taken to our fabulous Grand Hotel Central in the old Gothic Quarter close to...

Multi Centre California Holiday

Fly Drive Holiday to California & Las Vegas including San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. Hi Simon Thank you for organising our latest holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed. As usual I am happy to let you have our comments about the itinerary and hotels: The Stanford Court was...

Tauck Paris and French Waterways...

Paris and ultra-luxury Rhône River Cruise visiting Historic Vieux Lyon, Gallo-Roman Viviers, wine growing ChâteaneufduPape and award-wining cooking school. Thank you for my welcome home card. That was very thoughtful. The whole thing was very enjoyable. I will be looking to repeat the experience when I have the opportunity. Please...

Blue Danube Cruise and extension...

7 nights Danube River cruise onboard MS Charles Dickens including an overnight at Vienna and extension of holiday at Budapest – direct flight from regional airport We enjoyed the cruise very much so thanks for your help and the card. The boat was very comfortable and we felt the cabin...

Med Cruise aboard the brand...

A Cultured Journey Cruise travelling from Rome to Lisbon - totally all inclusive Hello Simon, Just to let you have some feedback with regard to the rest of the cruise. Firstly we really enjoyed the cruise. The ship itself is fantastic. The standard of the decor and the way she...

Honeymoon to Mauritius

Honeymoon all-inclusive holiday to the Tamassa Resort in Mauritius I was recommended Simon at Designer Travel via a colleague when trying to plan my honeymoon. I will never look back! Simon was fantastic, from booking to arrival back home. We were kept updated on every minor detail or correspondence with...

Multi Centre Thai Holiday

  20 night Multi Centre Holiday to Thailand including Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Ko Samui and Phuket including private transfers and flights throughout It was great Simon. Had a good time. The Rembrandt in Bangkok was just what we asked for – a good 4 star property quite central...

Sri Lanka Private Tour including...

Multi Centre Holiday to Sri Lanka with private car and driver including prearranged local sightseeing.  Hi Simon Thanks for the card - a lovely touch! We arrived back safely late on Sunday - no problems at all. The holiday was excellent. In retrospect we might have done one or two...

Twin Centre Holiday to New...

  Two Centre Holiday to New Orleans and The Rendezvous (All Inclusive) in Saint Lucia We arrived safely home yesterday and thanks for the nice card to welcome us. The hotel in Saint Lucia was superb and we are hoping to return there again. Everything about it was perfect and...

Twin Centre Holiday Venice &...

Italian Twin Centre Tailor-made Holiday to celebrate a special birthday to Venice and Rome including private water taxi transfers in Venice and First Class high Speed train transfer from Venice to Rome.  Hi Simon Just a quick note and thank you regarding our most recent holiday to Venice and Rome....

Luxury Seabourn Panama Canal Cruise...

Tailor-made Cruise & Stay Itinerary – The Panama Canal Odyssey on board Seabourn Odyssey plus stopovers  in Chicago and Long Beach  Morning Simon Just a quick message to thank you for all your arrangements on our tailor-made cruise and stay Itinerary with Seabourn. The cruise was wonderful and we liked...

Family & Grand Parents Catered...

Catered Chalet Holiday to Alpe D'huez from Southampton  Hi Simon I have been meaning to drop you a note to say thank you for organising our ski holiday this Easter.  Everything went very well and we had the most amazing hosts in our chalet, the snow was on its way...

Christmas & New Year Holiday...

Christmas & New Year Holiday to the Movenpick Heritage Hotel (now Le Meridien) in Singapore  Dear Simon Just wanted to wish you a very happy & healthy New Year! Thank you for arranging everything for us.  We had a brilliant time. Singapore has changed so much.  We went into town...

Multi Centre Holiday to Vietnam...

Multi Centre Tailor-made Holiday to Vietnam & Cambodia visiting Hanoi – Overnight Junk Boat cruising Halong Bay – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Siem Reap  Hi Simon Just a quick testimonial from Jack and I for our recent holiday. Please do feel free to use this...

Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey Escorted...

Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey Escorted Tour – including Toronto – Niagara Falls – 3 nights aboard The Canadian Toronto to Jasper (via Winnipeg) – The Icefield Parkway & Columbia Icefield – 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer trip Banff to Vancouver (via Kamloops) – Vancouver including VIP Home pick up service (Sep...

Family & Grand Parents to...

Family Holiday with Grandparents to the Walt Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando (Jul 15)   Hi, Simon, Our trip to Florida in July was wonderful and made even better by the attention to detail and everything you managed to do for us before we set off. The Virgin Atlantic...

Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas

10 night holiday to the Tropicana in Las Vegas Hi Simon So sorry we’ve taken a long time to update you on our holiday. Virgin Atlantic were great. Service was good as were the meals. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel lived up to expectations. We were upgraded...

Luxury All Inclusive Holiday to...

Luxury All Inclusive Holiday to Mauritius with Serious Flight Delay  All Inclusive Luxury Beach Holiday to the Residence in Mauritius – unfortunately clients’ outward flight was cancelled on the day of departure but I managed to contact clients prior to their departure to the airport and shift the complete holiday...

Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise...

Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise – Tauck River Cruising 15 night River Cruise with Tauck visiting Budapest (overnight),Bratislava, Vienna, Wachu Valley, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenburg, Main River, Rudesheim, Cologne and Amsterdam (overnight) - aboard The MS Esprit Just a quick note Simon to thank you for introducing us to...

Tanzania Safari and Beach at...

Tanzania Safari and Beach at Zanzibar Multi Centre Holiday - Safari in Tanzania plus a relaxing stay at the La Gemma Dell ’Est luxury resort on the best beach in Zanzibar – Full Board on the safari and All Inclusive at the beach.   Hi Simon We just wanted to thank...

Calgary Stampede – The Rockies...

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 Thank you so much for arranging the most fantastic holiday. The Sandman at Calgary was...

2 Centre Holiday Marrakech and...

2 Centre Holiday Marrakech and Agadir  Tailor-made 2 centre holiday to Al Ksar Riad & Spa in Marrakech and all inclusive Founty Beach Resort in Agadir including private transfers throughout.  Hi Simon Just a quick note to thank you for a fabulous holiday and all your attention and reassurance during...

Voyage to Antiquity – The...

Voyage to Antiquity – The Holy City of Byzantium Istanbul (2 nights) – Thessaloniki – Volos – Patmos – Piraeus – Gythion – Preveza (Arta) – Corfu – Dubrovnik – Ravenna – Venice (2 nights)  Dear Simon, Now that we are back from our holidays we can take the time...

World Cruise Fred Olsen

World Cruise Sector for 34 nights on-board Balmoral from Singapore to Southampton visiting several ports in Malaysia, Thailand. Indian Ocean, Oman, Egypt, Sicily and Spain  Hi Simon Thank you so much for all you did to make my holiday a success. It went really well and I much enjoyed it....

Taormina – Sicily

Holiday to Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace – Taormina – Sicily including flights and private transfers  Hi Simon Just got back from Sicily and wanted to say thanks for organising everything Hotel was ideal, lovely spot and the local town was just the sort of place we were looking for......

Multi Centre Holiday in South...

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 Philipkutty’s Farm and Old Harbour Hotel at Cochin. (Jan 15) Simon Gemmell at Designer Travel and their agents in India, Indus...

Honeymoon – Cape Town –...

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) Hi Simon, Thank you for arranging our honeymoon to South Africa. Cape Town – We enjoyed staying near the waterfront –...

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 are back!, It was an amazing holiday, kids had a life time experience. Thanks for sorting everything out for us, everything...

Honeymoon to Miami, Jamaica and...

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 - it was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed Miami but we did find it expensive there. We enjoyed Sandals and the things...

Holiday to the Fairmont Royal...

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 latest trip which was to Canada. Both Elsie and I got a pleasant surprise when we checked in at the Royal...

Round the World Trip –...

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 quick e mail to let you know that we returned home from our travels this morning and all went exceptionally well...

Multi Centre Honeymoon to Las...

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 a honeymoon, we contacted Simon at DT who was very friendly and informative. We travelled to Las Vegas, San Francisco and...

Multi Centre Holiday to Cuba...

Three centre holiday to Parque Central Hotel in Havana, Paradisus Hotel Varadero and Secrets The Vine Cancun including all flights, private transfers, and recommendations for hotels (Nov 14) Hello Simon I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the holiday you booked for us to...

Cape Town and Garden Route

Multi Centre Itinerary of the Garden Route including helicopter tour, transfers, car hire and recommendations for hotels (Dec 14) Simon.    Pauline and I wanted to drop you a very quick line to thank you for helping us with our truly fantastic honeymoon. Everything went smoothly and the accommodation was first class,...

Perfect Honeymoon – Multi Centre...

Orlando Universal – Naples – Miami South Beach – Maroma Beach in Mexico (May 14) We spoke to Simon at Designer Travel when we were thinking about booking our honeymoon – we had spoken to him on recommendation from our family, we had heard very good things about his service...

Baltic Cruise on small Cruise...

Swan Hellenic Baltic Cruise on board MV Minerva sailing from Southampton (May 14)  The Capitals of the Baltic itinerary included: Sailing through the Kiel Canal – Ronne – Tallinn – St Petersburg – Helsinki – Stockholm - Elsinore Dear Simon We do apologise for being so slow in getting back...

Honeymoon to Sri Lanka and...

Sri Lanka Private Tour – Ultra Luxury Beach Resort – Dubai Stopover (May 14) Hi Simon My Husband and I have recently returned from our honeymoon - we had 11 nights in Sri Lanka and then 3 nights in Dubai on the way home. We had an amazing time and...

Testimonials

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 me in the past just send me a quick email; it would be gratefully received. If you click on the links...

Secluded Resort and Luxury Adventure

Two Centre Holiday to Bangsak Village at Khao Lak and Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp at Khlong Soak both in Thailand  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. We are more than...

Private Tour of Kerala in...

 Private Tour of Kerala in South India flying with Emirates from the UK including private chauffeur driven air conditioned car. Cochin 2 nights -  Munnar 3 nights - Periyar 3 nights - Kumarakom Lake Resort 3 nights - Kettuvalam (Houseboat) for 1 night - Cochin 1 night   Hi Simon Just thought...

Sri Lanka Private Tour including...

Multi Centre Holiday to Sri Lanka including Estate House at Rosyth (Kegalle), Jetwing Yala at Yala National Park and Jetwing Lighthouse at Galle (beach) including in a private tour and driver for  much of the time taking in the many attractions in and around the ancient capital of Kandy and...

Luxury All Inclusive Holiday to...

 11 night all inclusive holiday to the luxurious Sandals Halcyon Beach St Lucia – Honeymoon Hideaway Walkout Poolside Club Level Rooms  Dear Simon, “We would not hesitate in recommending you (Simon Gemmell) as advisor in booking a holiday. We had a great time at Sandals in St Lucia and all...

Luxury Jardines de Nivaria Hotel

Tailor - made winter package to the luxurious Jardines de Nivaria Hotel in Costa Adeje flying direct from Edinburgh including private transfers.  Thank you Simon for recommending the Hotel Jardines de Nivaria to us we enjoyed our holiday very much. As you know we are used to top quality cruising and this...

Multi Centre Kenyan Holiday Including...

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 is well with you. I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge ‘thank you’ for organising everything...

Multi Centre Honeymoon ‘down under’...

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 thank you for making our Honeymoon so special. You made the whole process simple for us and we appreciated the regular...

Polynesian Islands – New Zealand...

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 Bora – Fly Drive New Zealand South Island – Hong Kong – Macau – Chiang Mai (Elephants) – Singapore  Hello Simon,...

Saigon – The Mekong –...

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 advantage of as well as allowing some free time for relaxation.  Simon – you gave us so much careful attention while...

Multi Centre Canada and Rocky...

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 and what to do and see. Hi Simon Sorry it's taken us so long to get round to sending you a...

Bangkok, Chiang Mai Elephants, and...

3 centre Thailand - Bangkok, Chiang Mai (Elephants) and beach at Phuket  Package including flights, all private transfers and excursions including Elephant Trek at Chiang Mai.  Hi Simon Have just returned back to work from Thailand and wanted to say thank you. The holiday was amazing, every transfer and pick...

Luxury Bangkok, Jungle Adventure and...

Ultra Luxury hotel in Bangkok, Jungle and Rainforest Adventure and Beach Retreat at Koh Samui  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 Koh Samui.  Hi Simon  We would...

Bangkok, Nature Safari and quiet...

Bangkok, Elephant Hills Nature Safari and beach at Khao Lak  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. My partner and I would not hesitate in recommending Simon Gemmell to anyone -...

Itinerary by sea to New...

Round The World Itinerary by sea to New Zealand & 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 ports of call.  Dear Simon, We would like to thank...

World Itinerary and Ultra Luxury...

Round the World Itinerary including Australia, fly drive itinerary in New Zealand and stopover in Thailand Package including business class flights, transfers throughout, hotels, car hire in New Zealand and other extras. Unfortunately client had to cancel at the last minute due to a death and rebooked as below not...

New York, Las Vegas and...

Tailor-made Package New York, Las Vegas and Chicago Tailor-made Package with hotels and transfers included plus recommendations of tours and shopping.  Hi Simon, Thank you so much for organising our holiday. We received the lovely card from you when we returned. We had an amazing trip and everything was organised...

Luxury Mediterranean Cruise and Venice

Luxury Cruise Package including Venice and unusual flight request  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  Many thanks for your lovely card! We had a really good trip. The...

Cruise with extended stay in...

Ultra Luxury Cruise Package combined with New Zealand and Australia  Tailor-made Ultra Luxury Cruise Itinerary from New Zealand to Australia, business class flights and other land arrangements including private transfers  Dear Simon, Just a brief note to thank you for arranging the above holiday. You chose for us an excellent...

Honeymoon to USA and an...

Honeymoon to San Francisco, Kauai (Hawaiian Islands), Los Angeles and Las Vegas  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.   We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank...

Honeymoon to Dubai, Sydney, Port...

Honeymoon Package 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 – Honeymoon. Dear Simon, I would like to thank you for all the attention shown in arranging our Honeymoon...

Back to back Luxury Mediterranean...

Back to back Luxury Cruise with ideas of what to do ashore  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 what to do on shore independently.  Dear Simon, I...

Escorted Tour Rockies, RM Train...

Tour of The Rockies including Rocky Mountaineer Train and Alaskan Cruise Escorted Tour to Banff and The Rockies including The Rocky Mountaineer Train, Alaska Cruise, Vancouver and 'home pick up' service.  Hi Simon Thank you for your email and card and for all the effort you put in for us...

Luxury Cruise and Istanbul with...

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 and what to see and do.  In February you so kindly assisted us in...

Multi Centre Canada, RM Train...

Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountaineer Train and 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.  Dear Simon I am still rather high as it was all so wonderful and went...

Fly-drive Memphis, Nashville & Smoky...

USA Fly Drive to Memphis, Nashville and 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.   Greetings Simon, Just thought I would drop you a line to thank you for organising our...

Baltic Cruise with shore excursion...

Baltic Cruise including advice with shore excursions Celebrity Cruise to The Baltic including St Petersburg sailing from Southampton Thank you so much for all your help and assistance in booking our Baltic Cruise. We have had very little experience of cruising and it was great to be able to tap...

3 centre Safari and Beach...

Surprise Honeymoon - Safari & Beach Holiday to Tanzania & Zanzibar 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.  Hi Simon, Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say...

Russian River Cruise and Canada-US...

Russian River Cruise – Moscow and St Petersburg Moscow, Volga River Cruise and St Petersburg multi centre holiday – advice given with visa applications and other general information.   Fly-drive Boston – Quebec City – Toronto and Niagara Falls North American Fly Drive Itinerary including Boston, Vermont, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto...

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