“We had an extraordinary 4 days walking through the Lake District. Breathtaking, literally and figuratively. Ann at British and Irish Walks arranged for our stay in lovely inns along the way, as well as for transfers of our luggage. Cannot wait to get back to complete the Coast to Coast.”
“We had a great time in Crete with three days of hiking along the E4. It was so nice that World Walks booked the nights for us, since most of the hotels are closed this late in the season, and that they provided taxis for our trips from and to Chania. This is our 4th World Walks experience and we hope to have many more.”
“My wife and I have recently returned from our Moroccan holiday and I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for the excellent tour you set up for us. The trip was everything we were looking for and much more, even with a fair amount of rainy weather during our stay! From the time we met our driver, Mohammed, at the Casablanca airport until he dropped us off in Marrakech, we were pleased with the plan. There was never a moment when we felt uncertain or worried about what was happening and it was refreshing to have each person we dealt with be sincerely interested in making our trip memorable. If the opportunity arises, I won't hesitate to recommend World Walks to any of our friends who want to plan a foreign holiday.
Telluride, Colorado USA”
“Fantastic service, from the tailor-made design of our holiday by Chris, advice on travel to Europe and walking instructions, to the accommodation booked and luggage arrangements. Everything worked seamlessly. Thank you”
“Did the Beaujolais walk, and just loved it. Hikes went through gorgeous countrysides and beautiful old towns. Stays were in various types of hotels and B&Bs, but all were interesting and welcoming. The stay at Domain des Averlys, in particular, was wonderful, with gracious hosts and good wines and food. Highly recommended!”
“We had a lovely holiday biking through the Cotswolds. Our B&Bs were arranged and our luggage arrived each night with no problems at all. We especially appreciate the maps and detailed directions; made navigating our bike ride very easy.
The roads we took were very quiet and we hardly saw any cars which made for a peaceful and safe journey.
Thanks so much!!!!”
“We have nothing but praise for the staff of World Walks. Right away we found a walk on their website that fit our time restrictions and met our goal to see the highlights of the Cotswolds. The staff listened carefully to our needs in terms of accommodations: suitable for parents and adult children and dog-friendly as well. The staff also promptly responded to my questions in the months and days leading up to our walk. We received very detailed information about how to prepare for the experience as well as suggestions for reading material. The accommodations were very comfortable, the hosts accommodating, and breakfasts were hearty starts before a long walk. We were provided with excellent maps and route descriptions, and our bags were promptly picked up and delivered well before our arrival at the next destination. We had a fabulous family adventure, certainly one we will remember fondly for the rest of our lives.”
“We went on a four day walking trip in the Ardennes in July 2018 and found everything to be very well organised - great walks , very good accommodation and exceptionally good food in the hotels chosen.
Ann and the team in World Walks were efficient and a delight to deal with .
Laura and Hugh, Dublin”
“I was so lucky to choose WorldWalks on my first hiking tour. They made my experience perfect. Everything was as they said. We ordered luggage servcice and it was always there when we arrived. The B&B homes were excellent. Maps and book easy to understand. I had the time of my life, thanks to a professional company. I've allready recommended them to friends and I too will be back :-)”
“From start to finish - from the first inquiry to our last steps on the trail - everything was perfect. We did an abbreviated Best of the Cotswolds. The map and directions were excellent. Yes, we got lost. But we would do a second reading of the directions and found it was always due to a little careless reading. And even when we did get lost, we didn't care! We would giggle, retrace our steps and figure it out. And besides, what a beautiful place to get lost! Thank you, WorldWalks, for our first journey with you. We plan to book many more.”
“We followed a lovely route along the Winchcombe circuit of the Cotswold Way. It went through beautiful and varied countryside, and the walking notes were very clear and easy to follow. The accommodation was good, and in attractive villages, and the luggage transfers were carried out efficiently.”
“The notes you provided were so full and helpful that we hardly needed a map. The routes you suggested were very pretty, took us past many interesting buildings, kept road walking to a minimum and gave us - and we're all elderly - realistic distances to walk each day. The accommodation you booked for us was all comfortable and spotlessly clean and the proprietors friendly, helpful and gave us delicious breakfasts.
And you laid on lovely walking weather for us on all 6 days!”
“Our hike in Bohemia was great. Lovely countryside, plenty of exercise but nothing too strenuous, interesting attractions along the way, very nice accommodations, and sometimes incredible meals. The Jicin Hotel had gourmet dinners and just above Mala Skala we found an astoundingly good restaurant (“Karnova”) in the small village of Frystejn, near the castle ruins of the same name. Karnova would be a standout in Seattle.
Petr at Hoska Tours was also very helpful, arranging a transfer to Prague for us on short notice. The maps Hoska supplied were excellent. Thanks to them (and the signposts along the hike), we never got lost, even though, in a couple of places, the color of the correct trail was different from the one in the route instructions.”
“We had a fabulous walk in the Cotswolds, followed by a walk on the Jurassic Coast. The maps and routes that we were given were very helpful and the accommodations were very charming. I couldn't think of anything that needed improvement.”
“Our April 2017 six-night, five-day walking trip through the Cotswolds was a delight, thanks in large part to the assistance of your team on the front end in making some customized arrangements. The accommodations and baggage transfers were problem-free, the hosts were welcoming, and the breakfasts excellent. We utilized the services of one of your recommended taxi drivers, Mr. Andrew Hope, to go from Stow to Moreton to catch a train. He was very responsive and courteous. The maps and hiking directions were detailed and, with a few exceptions, very clear. When we did get off track on a few occasions it was, in retrospect, probably as much because we didn't read carefully enough and coordinate text and map. The main general suggestion I could make for improvements would be to consider adding approximate distances and perhaps compass headings in some places where this is not otherwise clear from the context. These are quibbles, however, and mentioned not as complaints but in the hope that they might be useful to you. All in all we had an excellent time, aided of course by the unusually dry (and sometimes too warm!) weather.
Thank you, also, for your post-trip efforts in following up to see if some lost glasses had been found by one of the hosts.
We will be happy to recommend World Walks/Cotswold Journeys to anyone contemplating a walking trip.”
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