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“Dixieland & Rhythms Ab Fab!”

Written on: 12/12/2015 by rogjbell (1 review written)

Sorry this is late. We have been on quite a few Archers Tours all excellent in organisation, value, and interest but this tour was outstanding. Once we had arrived in Chicago and met the travel tour manager we were in the hands of an expert and that also applies to the driver. We are interested in the culture of a country and this trip gives bucket loads from Chicago to New Orleans. The grand sweep of the whole countryside with huge fields of maize, wheat and oats replaced later by cotton… Read Full Review

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“Thailand Experience ,Amazing ”

Written on: 11/12/2015 by foPutnam89 (1 review written)

Excellent tour around Thailand Very well organised and tour guide was very knowledgable ,keeping us informed in a fun way Extra optitionals were great ,good value for money The tour was full on ,some one night stay overs but we covered so much of this beautiful country and visited some amazing places The 4 nights in Bangkok at the beginning of the tour was great way to settle in and recover fron the jet lag ! I opted for the Phucket add on at the end 7 nights to chill before flights back… Read Full Review

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“Route 66 and the balloon Fiesta sept 24-Oct 9 Booked...”

Written on: 31/10/2015

Route 66 and the balloon Fiesta sept 24-Oct 9 Booked our tour with Archers UK as our Scotish friends had, we are from US. Had three different people I dealt with in the UK. Each time I contacted them by email I would get an email back stating they no longer worked for the company. I was told in the beginning that our tour booklet would NOT be mailed to us in the U.S., they didn't do that, but they would email all the itinerary etc. on June 8, 2015 I informed them of our address change here… Read Full Review

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“Western Treasures- Fantastic Holiday!”

Written on: 29/10/2015

We have just returned from our Archers Western Treasures holiday and have had a fantastic time! This was our first Archers Holiday and it won't be our last. We travelled about 2,300 miles and this would have been exhausting had we attempted the journey under our own steam. The tour director was very knowledgeable, approachable and professional. His input really added to the quality of the tour. The driver was extremely competent and both members of staff were delightful companions. I would… Read Full Review

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“Fabulous Tour Above and beyond. ”

Written on: 08/10/2015 by Lelp51 (1 review written)

I love Switzerland so the Lakes and Mountains was my 4th time there but 1st with a coach tour. It was also first time since 2008. We were met immediately at the airport in Zurich and taken to hotel. Tour Director and Driver gave us some info for the afternoon and we were sorted. The welcome meeting and group dinner were a perfect start. (A note on all group dinners yes they were usually based on chicken and rice but remember they're trying to cater for Brits Americans Aussies Asians and more.)… Read Full Review

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“top greek trip”

Written on: 06/10/2015 by ByronGunn314 (1 review written)

an excellent tour from start to finish. I would only remove the "demonstration" visits which were really just shops and leave more time at the sites - which was what we'd come for!… Read Full Review

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“Spain, Portugal, & Morocco in September.”

Written on: 04/10/2015 by Martinqn40 (1 review written)

Fantastic! Mostly Kiwis, Aussies, & Canadians for company, so the party went with a swing. Rather a lot of time spent travelling in a beautifully equipped coach, and some very hurried stays of only one night at many of the good hotels; a slightly longer, (and obviously more expensive,) trip would have been better, to allow at least two nights at each hotel. Time to shower and unpack! The experience of Morocco will never be forgotten, especially visiting by accident during the Festival of the… Read Full Review

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“Swiss Alps and the Italian Lakes”

Written on: 03/10/2015 by cenacolo (1 review written)

Superb tour guide and good tour with beautiful scenery. Well organised by our tour guide. It was exactly what I had expected, true to internet description. Archers were very accommodating, we added three extra days and still had transfers included at no extra cost. All hotels were good, the 1st superb with excellent food. The second beautiful hotel but the food although adequate was disappointing. 3rd hotel was a good 4 star hotel with fantastic food (a real highlight for me). I would have… Read Full Review

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“Historic Trail”

Written on: 02/10/2015 by TuckerDwyer (1 review written)

Good tour - saw many impressive monuments and sites. Lots of history re American Civil War and slave trade. Great Tour Director - she certainly knew her history and made it all very interesting. Down side to the tour - arriving late at hotels- most of which did not have restaurants/bar and were far from local restaurants. If you are tired from a long day, you do not want a long walk to eat. Also Tour Operator did not have any arrangements for meeting at your destination. You have to find your… Read Full Review

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“ANDALUCIA SEPTEMBER 2015”

Written on: 28/09/2015 by davidpottsthorne (1 review written)

Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Excellent Tour Director who had a great sense of humour and a wealth of knowledge without overkill. Coach was first class and the hotels were generally good. One little niggle however was at one of the hotels the bar was virtually non-existant. The local guides were superb and brought the venues to life. The one problem I encountered--When I rung to book up last year I wanted the extension which was described in the brochure and was told they were… Read Full Review

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“Never again!”

Written on: 26/09/2015 by ocShaw196 (1 review written)

Booked Archers Italian Lake Como trip with 3 included tours, in Oct 2014. Told the Saturday before we left last Sunday that we had been moved to another hotel in a different location. Arrived at Malpensa airport to be greeted by a non English speaking person holding up our names. No mention of Archers. Met people who had booked our original hotel in April 2015 but they had not been moved! No sign of Archers rep throughout whole 7 days. Worse still, none of our trips had been booked… Read Full Review

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“Rhine and Moselle Cruise”

Written on: 26/09/2015 by CheyanneHernandez (1 review written)

Spent a week on the Rhine and Moselle cruise ship Prinses Christina at the beginning of September. Had reservations about booking it as,price wise, it was cheaper than many other companies. I have to say that there were some smarter looking boats on the Rhine, but we had no complaints at all. We paid extra for a larger cabin, and we were pleased that we did, as others said that the standard cabins were very small. The food was excellent for what we paid. There was a choice of main course for… Read Full Review

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“Never again”

Written on: 22/09/2015 by stamphaven (1 review written)

8 day Rhine/Moselle cruise Sept 2015. Usual Archer mess up with tickets, and interminable waits on phone calls. Promised call backs and emails not received. No compliment slips or apologies received when correct tickets eventually received. Poor show. Accommodation best described as 'snug'. Other guests on this trip also had appalling cabin fiascos which were not resolved. Food very average, but chef did provide one good meal on the last evening, which proved it could be done. We had lunch… Read Full Review

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“highlights route 66”

Written on: 17/09/2015 by peteryokermil (1 review written)

Just back from r0ute 66 tour what we seen was really good lots of museums ect. on 66 with lots of memorabilia very good just a couple of problems, first hotel in Chicago Best Western Grant Park,lots of building work going on was not nice at all.Went for an optional excursion in Albuquerque Sandia Peaks High Finance Dinner usd180 for two got onto the peak hardly took two photos on the peak we were rushed in for dinner when it came it was cold and steak was under cooked sent it back still waiting… Read Full Review

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“Went on highligts of morroco tour t was a fabulous...”

Written on: 22/08/2015 by Corbett448 (1 review written)

Went on highligts of morroco tour t was a fabulous tour we saw the true morroco and the modern the tour guide's knowledge was excellant. There was alot of travelling but it was worth it. On the days that you needed to buy your own food it wasn't that cheap and drinks are quite expensive. Hotels varied but were cleam with plenty of amenities we did have relaxation time which was nice. Everything was sorted eg cases on arrival and departures from hotels and all the booking into hotels. I would… Read Full Review

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“Not to be missed”

Written on: 24/07/2015 by Hel108 (1 review written)

Just returned from the Eastern USA and Canada tour . Our guide was very informative, a bit fierce on day 1 giving us his rules for the tour . But really was a nice guy . No major mishaps with the tour . Dinner in the CN Tower not to be missed also the dinner with the Amish Family was , despite my doubts , very enjoyable and pleasant. The only faults I would say were related to the accommodation . The suite hotel in Ottowa needed a total renovation. , very dated and dark , whist the check in… Read Full Review

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“Splendours of Italy , from bottom to top and back again ”

Written on: 17/07/2015 by Mathew373 (1 review written)

firstly the flight was changed with Easyjet and I was nt informed , cancelled flight and sent to another airport on the other side of Rome after a 2 hr search with the desk people at midnight , finally they found the flight I was meant to be on , new boarding pass given , arrived at 9.20 a m no Archers coach or courier to collect to help me , I rang the hotel and was told he was out on a job , get a taxi to the hotel cost € 50 asked for a receipt and he got in the taxi and drove off ...hotel… Read Full Review

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“BEST CRUISE DIRECTOR”

Written on: 15/07/2015

JUST RETURNED FROM A 10 DAY TOUR OF SWITZERLAND, THE TOUR DIRECTOR MARCO FROM ROME AND DRIVER MICHELA FROM SCICILY WHERE THE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD. MARCO THET TOUR DIRECTOR WAS SIMPLY EXCELLENT !!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMMEND THIS TOUR. WE HAVE TRAVELLED WITH ARCHERS MANY TIMES AND EACH TIME HAS BEEN VERY GOOD SO I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. I AM A YOUNG 48 AND ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH SO PLEASE DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THINKING THIS IS ONLY FOR PENSIONERS… Read Full Review

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“great trip ”

Written on: 13/06/2015 by McQueencp394 (1 review written)

just done the western wonder trip was a great trip plenty to see nice hotels.Could have done with more time in some places ,breakfast was a little hard to get sometimes being diabetic me and my husband needed to eat serton times we ended up having breakfast bars .as sometimes you were out on the road early .But on the whole a very happy trip nice people ,courier and driver we would deffinetly recommend it… Read Full Review

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“Simply Vietnam”

Written on: 17/03/2015

My husband and I returned from the above tour on March 8th, it took us a long time to decide which tour company to go with, we had previously traveled with Travelsphere and Titan but decided Archers itinerary was what we wanted. We are so pleased we decided on Archers, from the moment we landed in Hanoi to the time we left Saigon to fly home we were taken excellent care of by their Vietnamese tour guide. Yes the itinerary is pretty busy and very cultural, some days you are out sightseeing all… Read Full Review

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