Thank you to T and your driver, J, for such a lovely holiday to the Isles of Scilly. It was my first trip on my own since my husband passed away. So it was an all round adventure, and a little daunting, but I loved the whole experience and I felt safe and cared for. I also met some really lovely funny people (in a fun way)!
At the moment I'm browsing the 2019 book so I'll be in touch soon.
Best wishes to you all. DB of Emsworth, Hampshire
We arrived home yesterday after a superb river cruise and cannot thank Woods enough for their help in all the arrangements. We had a phone call the afternoon before we left from our tour leader to introduce herself and to confirm "pick up" arrangements the following morning, which immediately put our minds at rest.
Our driver arrived bang on time and we met up with the Bognor coach on the M25 so all arrived at T5 together. What a great crowd they all were. T went above and beyond her tour leaders job - she was fantastic and looked after us all so well. Making sure every day we were all ok -that we all got through checking in luggage, passport control and gathered us all together at Munich airport while she sorted out our coach to the ship and did exactly the same on the way home.
Thank you for a job well done. MD & BD of West Sussex
My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Jersey.
We have been on this holiday before, but I think this time was even better
The trips out were very good and well planned it was very nice to just sit back and enjoy.
The hotel was very good with excellent food and we upgraded to a harbour view room for the last 4 nights.The view from this room was amazing on to the harbour.
My wife and I are celebrating our golden wedding anniversary in a few weeks, and we were surprised when we returned to our room to find a bottle of champagne and a card from the hotel staff.
The person that makes this holiday is T she is a lovely person and nothing is too much trouble for her she has the perfect balance of being helpful but not taking over. When we arrived at Jersey one of our passengers left her case in the airport building, T had to recover this case and said sorry to the rest of us for the delay.We had a disabled lady on our trip who needed extra help at times T was always there when needed.
Thank you again for a brilliant holiday and to a brilliant T. B.S of Chichester, West Sussex
To our friends at Woods,
We would just like to send you a note to say how much we enjoyed our holiday to the 'Abbey' and can honestly say we could not fault the hotel in any way including the accommodation, food and the conduct of the staff.
We have been on many Woods tours and this one rates highly due to our driver T, who went out of his way to ensure everything ran smoothly and nothing was too much trouble for him.
We will be booking our next Woods trip soon!
Many thanks. D, C & SS of Horsham, West Sussex
I felt I must write and say how much I enjoyed my recent trip to the Scilly Isles. Not only did things go very much as planned, the weather was fine (not that you could do much about that!) and T, our courier, was efficient and a delightful person. For me though, recently widowed, it was the people on the trip who really set the seal on a wonderful holiday. Our improvised gatherings after dinner were most enjoyable and, at times, quite hilarious.
It raised the spirits and I am grateful to Woods for providing the opportunity for this to happen, thank you. AM of Horsham, West Sussex
Thank you for a wonderful morning and making our trip to the Isles of Scilly so memorable. From the 'Garison Gang'
I have just returned from Turkey & Tinsel at Cricket St. Thomas. Having been there several times now we knew what to expect, and were not disappointed!
We enjoyed our time in Sidmouth where the weather was exceptionally kind to us. R was a good driver and courier.
We wanted to let you know that we had a good holiday, the taxi company were punctual and provided very comfortable cars, large enough for us plus luggage.
We are already looking forward to our Christmas break at Orton Hall Hotel, a new venue to us, although it has been a firm favourite with Woods for several years! MR of Bognor Regis
My wife P and I just cannot let our recent trip to Jersey pass without comment as it was a splended trip - not without hiccoughs - but these were handled and dealt with efficiently.
For this our appreciation must go almost unreservedly to our lovely Courier, T, who was superb and acted i feel sure well above her normal recognised duties as Courier. In the coach on the outward journey she commented on the usual pleasantries and claimed that by the end of the holiday we would be feel we had been on a family outing, and you know, she was right!
In short, we had another great holiday with Woods and are looking forward to our next two trips with you later in the year and hoping that we might have T again. We have even pencilled in your 2017 trip to Guernsey which she is due to take, even though we have been there several times.
She is a treasure so hang on to her! T & PC, Horsham, West Sussex
'My husband and I have just returned from a holiday in Jersey with your company. This is my first journey with Woods 'offshore' (we have made quite a few holidays in Great Britain)
We were extremely impressed by the professionalism of our courier, T. Despite our party being in two seperate hotels, she was always available to sort out any problems.
We both look forward to meeting with T again and plan for another 'offshore' visit - maybe 'Isle of Man' or the 'Scilly Isles'.
Thank you DC, Chichester, West Sussex
Isles of Scilly
'I have recently returned from my first holiday with Woods Travel and am writing to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I am very impressed by the efficient taxi service and admired the Way T and T, the driver and courier, efficiently and calmly dealt with the problem of our late arrival at Land's End Airport (due to exceptionally heavy traffic.) I understand the airport and St. Mary's stayed open to accommodate us at your expense.
I must also commend the staff at the Atlantic Hotel as well as local guide 'Chas' who was very informative and a good walking companion.
I look forward to booking a holiday with you in 2016. Meanwhile, best wishes to all staff at Woods Travel.' DH of Crawley Down, West Sussex
'I would like to express my thanks to all the staff who were involved in two recent holidays which I have had with your company. The first was the Snowdrop Special in February and what a good driver we had.
The second was the Arctic Explorer and the Lofoten Islands. What a wonderful trip! T's help was very much appreciated and the smooth running of the service both with Woods and Hurtigruten made it very memorable. Thank you to everyone.' ME of Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Isles of Scilly Holiday October 2014
'C as guide was "the best". All walks so enjoyable. Hotel could not be beaten. Can't wait to go back. Woods high standard all round. Well done. Thank you for one of our best ever holidays.'
'Amazing holiday - Booked for Guernsey Easter 2015 so looking forward to it immensely. Hotel on St Marys excellent for my Coeliac diet which makes holidays extra special - Thank you'
We've been on several coach holidays. This was by far the best. The welcome at the hotel was warm and friendly and continued though out the week. Second to none.'
A most enjoyable holiday - fantastic scenery - Hotel in ideal location.'
We have enjoyed our first trip with you very much and will definitely be booking another holiday in the future.'
'Excellent holiday in all respects.'
'A well organised tour.'
'Very enjoyable holiday - I would recommend it to others that want to visit the Scilly Isles.' Comments From Tour Reports
'We would like to tell you how much we enjoyed our holiday in Jersey in June with Woods. From the minute our taxi came (on time) to take us to the coach and later return us to our home, the holiday was superb.
The hotel, the trips out, the company of the courier T, even the weather all contributed to a memorable holiday.
Thank you to all concerned.' M & BM of Sompting, West Sussex
'We have enjoyed a very lovely holiday. A super hotel, just the right mix of excursions and free time.
T, our courier has been an excellent representative ensuring we were happy and suggesting ideas for trips etc. She visited the hotel daily and accompanied us on trips which were always entertaining.
Thanks to all.' M & AM of Sompting, West Sussex
'We have recently returned from our first holiday with Woods to the Isles of Scilly.
It was a marvellous holiday, everything ran so efficiently from the taxi picking us up from home to the taxi returning us. Our courier T and driver E were so helpful and friendly and created a good holiday atmosphere.
The Atlantic Hotel in St Mary's more than lived up to expectations and again the staff did everything they could to make us feel welcome and at home.
Everything we did was well organized with knowledgeable guides and T went everywhere with us ensuring security and safety.
We are very impressed by the whole experience and enjoyed looking through your brochures on the return journey debating where we would like to go next!
With best wishes' JE of Bognor Regis, West Sussex
'Isles of Scilly
We had a wonderful holiday and are most grateful to you for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. We would love to go again!
Enclosed are a few of the photos I took which may be of interest...
With best wishes and thanks again.' K and JL of Felpham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
'Re Douro River Cruise.
It has been our first experience with Woods and we have been impressed with the ease of booking, taxi and coach service to the airport, quality of the holiday and the care given to guests.' J & IW of Uckfield, East Sussex
'We enjoyed everything at the hotel, our room, bed linen, bath towels, entertainment, food, service, all we could wish for. Our Woods escort T was exceptionally helpful, happy and cheerful, nothing was too much trouble for her, the best escort we have met on any holiday.' GC of Worthing, West Sussex
'I have just returned from a most relaxing and enjoyable week at the Peninsula Hotel in Guernsey. Even though we did not have the best of weather. However, we did have the BEST in every other way. The organisation and helpfulness of your staff, the excellent travel arrangements, a faultless escort in T and an excellent choice of hotel in the Peninsula - the food and service were absolutely wonderful.
I hope that my first experience of the 'WOODS MAGIC' will not be my last and I will be look at other holidays with you at some time in the future.
Once again, many thanks.' JB of Eastbourne, East Sussex
'Thank you for a lovely time spent on the Isles of Scilly. Most enjoyable and very well catered for. Couldn't have asked for more, it was lovely. Thank you.' MH of Bognor Regis, West Sussex
'Re: Artic Highlights - A wonderful holiday, would recommend it! Woods are always good value for money.' AM of Selsey, West Sussex
'Just a note to thank Woods for a wonderful Norwegian Coastal Voyage from which we returned yesterday.
Much thanks is due to our tour manager, T, who undertook the necessary organisation perfectly and managed the difficult task of bonding the group together with seeming ease.'
DR of Burgess Hill, West Sussex
'I would like to thank everyone concerned for the holiday from which we have just returned. It was excellent & I would recommend it to anyone.
The ship was comfortable,the staff, first rate & the food too good! The only downside to any holiday in Norway is of course their prices ,however the tea/coffee deal that was available on board was a very good innovation.
Our tour manager, K, was first class. She was well organised, informative, very friendly & helpful to everyone. Bergen & Heathrow airports were a bit fraught but that was their fault .
I look forward to travelling with Woods again in the future.'
HS of Fareham, Hampshire
'Just a short message to say thank you for your excellent arrangements for our visit to the Isles of Scilly from Monday 17th until Saturday 22nd October 2011.
A special thank you to T the coach driver and especially T who was out courier on the Islands. She ensured everything ran smoothly.
So thank you once again.' EB & PA of Selsey, West Sussex
'My husband and I have just returned from the Andalucian Charms river cruise, our first European holiday with your company and wish to say how much we enjoyed it.
It was a small group which was made even more enjoyable by the most friendly, helpful and cheerful Tour Manager, D, who was with us all the way. She was fantastic and we hope to go on another Woods holiday that she will accompany. She is a great asset to your company - don't lose her!
We have enjoyed our other UK holidays with you, especially last Christmas at Cherwell Valley and look forward to this Christmas at Bournemouth and Poole.
With many thanks.' J & PE of Seaford, East Sussex
'Dear T & K, I just had to write to you both, to say thank you for making my Arctic holiday such a lovely experience. It was a wonderful holiday, made so much better by all the help and work that you both did to make it all go so smoothly, and also we had a lovely 'group' and we all got on so well together.
I am now looking forward to my 'Scilly' holiday and who knows where else I will go!
Thank you both so much. Very best wishes. BB of Littlehampton, West Sussex
'We arrived at Porto airport just before 9am on Sunday 9th May to find all flights had been cancelled due to the volcanic ash cloud. What was one to do about getting home from there? We were fortunately travelling with Woods Travel. By 11.30am we were told that transport was on its way to take us to a beach hotel where lunch, dinner, B & B had been booked at a four star hotel (that provided five star services & food). From there (leaving at 4.30am on Monday), we were booked to be taken by coach, to Santander & booked in cabins for the ferry crossing to arrive in Portsmouth at 5.00pm Tuesday 11th May.
For these arrangements to be organised so quickly we have to thank Roger Elsmere, Managing Director of Woods Travel (who was travelling with us). Not only had he arranged a 5-star cruise on the river Douro, his prompt and professional action gave us confidence that all would be well as we settled down to sleep in readiness for the 4.30am start.
A sudden phone call to our rooms told us we had 20 minutes to get dressed, packed and report to reception, as a coach was picking us up to take us to the airport as the skies were clear! We arrived at Gatwick at 2.15am where our coach had been re-scheduled and all the return taxis to take us to our final destinations. We can't thank Roger and his staff back in Bognor enough for the extra effort they put in to ensure we all enjoyed our unforgettable holiday on the river Douro.
We shall be travelling again with Woods as we feel a larger holiday company could not have acted so quickly in a similar emergency.' CM of Bognor Regis, West Sussex
'I've recently returned from the Andalusian Highlights holiday, and I had to write and tell you what a superb holiday it was.
Everything was perfect - hotel, tours, guides and tour manager. I couldn't find fault with a single thing. Thank you and your superb staff.' AD of West Wittering, West Sussex
'Thank you again for arranging this lovely holiday, it was one of our favourites this year (we have had 10). Now we are looking forward to Andalusia and many more next year.' PT (just back from Alderney) of Waterlooville, Hampshire
‘I have just returned from the Isles of Scilly holiday, made so enjoyable by being escorted by T. She was so helpful to us all, always pleasant.' 'P our driver was excellent too.
Many thanks to your company and I hope one day to return to the Isles’ CP of Eastbourne, East Sussex