These extracts are taken from letters and e-mails received from clients who experienced the services of a member of the Driver-Guides Association.
Sent to the DGA Reservations office
Loved our visit to London. Suzanne (Wilson) was fantastic - we all thought she did an absolutely amazing job. I also want to thank you for working so hard to make this work for us - it was great and we really appreciate all you did. I cannot thank you enough! You have been terrific Cindy D
Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Congratulations to you and your team - We had the best of times with Sarah.
She challenged the kids on their history - gave wonderful commentary, and toured us around like we were the Royals, and really gave us the best tour you could have had in just a matter of hours. Now, because of her - they want to plan to return as soon as possible.
Well done, Sarah!!!!
Deacon Michael V
Wisconsin - USA
Just to let you know, we had the most amazing day with Anne (Mark). She was the best and exceeded our expectations.
Michelle Broderick & family
Freeport, Maine USA
We had a great time with Peter (Jamieson)! He, too, has a great sense of humor and we enjoyed the pleasure of his company very much. We believe our group was a good fit. We would definitely recommend him.
Tillie, Bob, Barb and Sandi - SA
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of British country houses with Di (Williams) she was an expert guide and very good company.
Bill S and Bruce B - USA
All reports are that Derek was very, very good indeed, and we consider the tour a great success! Apparently Derek began as soon as he had introduced himself, and managed to be very up-to-date when at St Pancras with his Harry Potter references! We really appreciate both of your hard work. I would be most grateful if you could pass on my appreciation to Derek.
I will do my best to get the DGA details circulated here so that others can also enjoy in future.
Maria W Hitachi Europe Ltd
I just want to let you know that Hugh was a great guide and he made sure we were happy and saw everything we wanted to see. Thanks for your help in getting me someone last minute.
I will be back soon and will call on your services again Steve C, California, USA
Just to thank you once again for your help with this. Kerim had a wonderful day with Charlie and was full of many stories for his Dad. His Dad called me to say thanks very much for organising this at such short notice, so just wanted to pass the message on. I know where to come next time.
Bosch Rexroth Limited, England
I am now home and just wanted to let you know what a great job Henrietta did. She was thoroughly professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Henrietta as a tour guide
Noela H, Queensland, Australia
We wish to thank you and Mr. Stevenson for really nice time we spent in London.
Two days were flavoured with interesting explanations and historical stories.
Thanks to Mark and his professionalism and flexibility, we managed to visit many known and less known but really interesting places, all flavoured with vivid explanations and exciting details.
Our visit to London will stay in very nice and unforgetable memory.
Thank you all for this !
With nice regards
Nina, Irena, Brigita, Sinisa Zagreb, Croatia
As we set out on our last day in Scotland, we want you to know how fortunate we feel in having had Jean Blair as our driver-guide. Jean not only projects what we think are the ideals of the Blue Badge program, she also turns out to be a kindred spirit. We looked forward to our days with her, which passed too swiftly, because she made them so much fun as well as educational and even eye-opening. We are in your debt for introducing us to her.
Best regards to you, Anne.
And to you, Jean, warm hugs!
Jan and David Maine USA
Thanks very much Anne, you've been really helpful. If we have any other clients visiting that would like to tour London I will be in touch. Chinese clients in English
HSBC Shipping services, London.
It has been a pleasure working with you, thank you for all of your assistance. US clients:
American Express concierge Services, Boston USA
Thanks to your great help everything went out perfect and our clients were very happy indeed! So my office is very lucky to get in contact with such an organisation like yours. We really appreciate your great support in this case. We’ll be in contact with again for further files. German clients
Reisebüro Marianne Wandt Braunschweig, Germany
Already spoke to Mike a couple of times and thanked him. The delegation leader was delighted with everything.
Hope we get to work together again, Chinese clients:
E Morrell, Benmo Ltd. London
Hotel was horror story even until the end but in the same time the Universe compensate me with the blessing of having Sara as our tour guide, what a wonderful experience me and my girls had the only regret that I think we will have is missing her driving technique, of course I am joking , She is wonderful , we have fun. US clients
Dr S, Connecticut USA
Our guide Penny was absolutely wonderful, can’t thank you enough for arranging the two days just as we had specified them Israeli clients
Daniel W, Israel
this was by telephone he called from Israel to say thanks.
It was wise of Sandra to have us start the tour at the V & A for time efficiency and to begin the William Morris story.
She was an exellent tour guide/driver and if it weren’t for her we would never have found our way to the remote places on the country roads much less arrive on time!
Thanks to your recommendation we made it to Red House and Standen which we otherwise would not have even known about.
On short notice, we appreciate Mike’s being able give us a thorough tour of what we saw in Cambridge. Because of his excellent guidance, we managed to find our way and cover a lot of ground.
Of course, our son is really getting to experience Cambridge as well as other parts of England. Having the overview beforehand gives him a framework for the art, architectural and cultural history classes making them all the more meaningful.
So all that to say, we appreciate all your hard work in planning along with the enlightenment by the guides showing us the way. Now we have wonderful images to fondly remember this year’s tour of England.
Nancy K, USA.
Sent to individual DGA Members
Ron Smith I absolutely loved our tour. I have no doubt that traveling with you was the best way to see the gorgeous Moorlands that inspired such visionary talents as the Brontes. Traveling with you personally made it all the more enjoyable, and I would wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone I know!
Thanks again for everyone-it was really the trip of a lifetime. Tara J Illinois, USA
Anne Mark Estimada Sra. Mark,
Sólo unas líneas para agradecerle la amabilidad y simpatía con que nos atendió durante la visita del pasado día 9.
A todos nos gustó mucho y mis suegros quedaron encantados con las explicaciones sobre los edificios y lugares de tan maravillosa ciudad.
Bridget Egel Andrews I wanted to drop you a note to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your guidance and pleasant company on our recent trip to London. Our family was very fortunate to have a guide with such knowledge and passion for the city. Most importantly we are very appreciative of your company and friendship during our stay. It was a pleasure to tour with you and that made our trip all the better.
Jim and Tamara Z, San Diego, USA
Robina Brown Robina: we can't say enough about her...she is wonderful...knows everything!!! birds...flowers...history, and is an amazing driver...she "handled" that van on some out of the way roads and has a terrific sense of direction...and besides, she is really fun...we had a blast with her...she works really hard...after a long day with us, she would go back to her place and sometimes spend over an hour preparing the next day's lesson plan...". Garden tour from Portland, Oregan
Peter West Peter - We're back safe and sound in the US. We had a wonderful cruise and perfect weather the whole trip.
Thanks again for your most outstanding service for our full-day London Tour. Your energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise were most appreciated. I look forward to doing business with you again.
Not that you've seen pictures of London a million times, but here is a link to our photos from the trip. Please feel free to share with any prospects who are on the bubble about your services.
Later, I'll write a formal testimonial that you can put on your website.
Thanks again for taking care of the Ts, Cs and Ks.
Hugh Dickson Hugh, you by now probably have the National Geographic Stonehenge story, but here is the CNN version. We also just want to thank you again for the wonderful job you did guiding us last week. You made the trip a wonderful one. We hope to see you again.
Best regards, Nene F
David Waite Dear David: I cannot believe that it is almost one year since Helene and I traveled through England. I hope you are well. I have been meaning to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our time with you as our most gracious driver guide. No one could have done a better job. Your services were superlative. We have done a fair bit of world traveling and I can honestly say that we have never experienced a better time, largely thanks to your expertise. We certainly hope to repeat a trip with you soon.
Again, many thanks. Miles B
Sally Pitel WOW! We certainly made the right choice! Forget those tiresome tourist bus tours. This is the ONLY way to go! Val and Sal gave us a customized tour of Oxford and the Cotswolds. It was a pleasure to relax in their comfortable van while they explained everything along the way. Val and Sal are incredibly knowledgeable with the history of the region and are fantastic company too! The Oxford tour was so super we felt we were inside a Harry Potter book. Later we had lunch in a perfect English pub, stopped to sightsee and shop in some wonderful Cotswald villages. Then we topped off the day with coffee, tea and homemade lemon cake. All served on real china! Now that is something to remember! We are still talking about our day with Val and Sal. It was the highlight of our UK trip. Now we are thinking about another booking with Londinium Tours. We HIGHLY recommend them. You won't go wrong!!! John W, South Carolina, USA
John Renshaw Hi John,
Thanks for the wonderful memories of everything that you showed us in Salisbury and Stonehenge, from the difference between the stones, the sepulchre of the knight who'd been at Agincourt, the amazing clock mechanism, and how real English ale tastes. Your knowledge and good humour made our tour the most memorable and the most enjoyable day of my entire trip.
San Francisco, USA
Henrietta Ferguson Henrietta had great knowledge about Harry Potter and was really flexible with the interary. Treated my daughter Isabella (who's birthday treat this was) with real care and attention. Handled all questions both about HP and London in a really engaged and informed manner. We were really impressed with her and she does the company credit. First class knowledge - both in terms of the films already shown and those planned. Great attitude and unflappable. Was really keen to highlight the London land marks as part of our tour - two for the price of one!
Frances Brook We wish to thank you for being our driver, guide, protector and friend during our brief tour with you last month. We saw so much, learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. Perhaps one day we may be in England again and may even be able to do another tour with you.
Eddie and Joy M Barbados
Will Watson Hi Will!
Remembering our day with you always makes us smile. Thanks again for a fun day - we look forward to more time in your wonderful city.
Amy, Wayne, Keith and Jennie
The Driver-Guides Association is the national professional association for Blue Badge driver-guides, with members in London and throughout the United Kingdom