"The tour was excellent and I learned a lot about Jane Austen and I would recommend the tour to others. I particularly liked the small group as the guide was able to spend time with each of us. We were all like-minded people wanting to learn more about Jane Austen. Thanks for a great trip". Christine Mooney, Forestville, NSW, Australia (July 2011).
"I have fond memories of the Jane Austen tour and am very happy that I participated in it. I appreciated Anne's expertise in all things Jane Austen. The visit to the Assembly Rooms was incredible. I also considered the trip to Lacock a bonus". Jean Wilson, USA (June 2011)
"I loved the tour. It was so much fun". Mara Kathleen Post, Texas, USA (June 2011)
"Amazed at the knowledge of Anne and Jackie. Wonderful guides. We enjoyed our time tremendously." Mike and Audra Haddad, Kinston, NC, USA (June 2011)
"Short story. It was just wonderful!" Chris Dodsworth, Myrtle Bank, Australia (June 2011)
"I spent the last hour listening to stories of Carol's trip. She had a fantastic time! And you'll be happy to know even though she spent a few extra days touring London, she said the highlight of her trip was the tour. She has become a raving fan!" Dan Bradley, Bolingbrook, IL, USA (May 2011)
"Ann was really good prepared as a guide as well as a very friendly and open person; always eager to explain or answer any additional questions. We think the itinerary was prepared really well indeed, with neither too much nor too few sites to visit, the tour was well planned and organised; the tour went smoothly allowing us to gain much knowledge as well as unforgettable memories. A big thank you!" Ewa and Anna Opara, Bydgoszcz, Poland (May 2011).
"I'll be waiting for the Bronte tour! Thank you very much." Anna Maria Serra, Italy (May 2011)
“Ann was a great guide and very knowledgeable. She really went out of her way to make this tour enjoyable. She was also very personable – like having a friend for a tour guide. Meals were great – it seems like great care was taken to provide authentic eating places. I believe that most of them were places that the guide and driver were personally familiar with. I thought this tour was very comprehensive and included a very great amount of locations, sites, and information. It never felt rushed either. There were very many personal touches on this tour. It was very informal, very pleasant, and enjoyable. I thought the value for the money was very reasonable, also. This was by far the most enjoyable group tour I have ever participated in. I will definitely be looking for others of their tours that would be of interest to me. I am really grateful to both Ann and Ralph for a wonderful and informative three days”. Dawn Rutkowski, Rapid City, SD, USA
“We are so pleased to have been able to come on this tour, and to be guided around Hampshire by Anne, your incredible knowledgeable and humorous guide. Thank you so much for this great experience. We will never forget this tour. Our driver and was an excellent host, and we felt so welcome and safe under his supervision. He also provided personal service by driving us back to our hotel, after a prolonged drive back from Bath the last day. The pubs and tea houses on this tour were of excellent quality, both food wise and in atmosphere. But I would recommend that you order something light in the tearoom at the Jane Austen centre in Bath (and don’t order the Russian Caravan tea, its name might be interesting, but the taste is not!)”. Agnes Mjåseth og Åshild Mjåseth, Molde, Norway
“We really enjoyed this tour. The patience of our driver on that last evening headed into London was remarkable. Also the good humour and jollity of the group was astounding!” Luther & Marylyn Wade, Charlotte, NC, USA
“I thought this tour was perfect. I have read and studied Jane Austen extensively, and was primarily interested in seeing sights related to her life and works, rather than looking to learn more about her. The other tour members were more recent fans and did not have my in-depth knowledge. However, we all had a really good time, which shows that the itinerary can appeal to a wide range of people. It was extremely well organized, we stuck to the schedule but with a bit of flexibility, and the food at our hotels and at the selected locations on the way was excellent. I have been hoping for years to take this kind of tour and it exceeded my expectations. Everything was easy and convenient, which left me with nothing to do but sit back and enjoy the trip. Tours Int. was very accommodating of my departing flight, and more importantly of my young daughter who cried at the airport as she was so sad to have the tour end, and came home to tell her father all about “Mr. Bennett.”Meredith McEvoy, Frankfurt, Germany
“Our guide – Anne – was very good at adjusting the tour according to weather and the fact that we were travelling with a 5-year old. We also enjoyed Anne’s great knowledge on the general history of England. If we have had to plan the tour by ourselves we wouldn’t have managed to experience SO MUCH in so few days. We are very impressed by your planning and the program for the tour.We also enjoyed the overall positive, informal and very personal company of Anne and our fellow travellers”. Maria Lysgaard Pedersen/ Lotte Dyreholt Andersen, Valby, Denmark
“Excellent people; highly educated; very polite and friendly warm”. Raimundas Jasinevicius, Kaunas, Lithuania
“ This tour was above and beyond anything I could imagine! We all had a wonderful time , every minute of every day. I wouldn’t change a thing. Even the ride back to London in traffic was great. We sang and laughed the whole time. I’m sure at times the driver must have felt like he was driving a van full of giddy teenage girls but he didn’t seem bothered (when we tried to be quiet he actually asked for another song!!!) I’ve never had a better vacation. Thanks so much!!! ” C indy McDonald , Rumford, RI, USA