Lynn Davis – Corfu (May 2022)

Bespoke Holiday to the home of The Durrells

Everything was perfect from the first email contact right through to our return home. I haven’t used a travel agent for a long time, usually sorting things out myself on the internet but as I was travelling with my 92-year old mother to a country I didn’t know, I needed an expert and I wasn’t disappointed!

It took all the stress out of organising a holiday just to have everything done for me and I will certainly do it again! From the very first email in response to my initial query I knew I was in good hands with Jules.

Communications were always prompt, clear and friendly and everything was organised to meet our needs and requests to create our bespoke holiday. Flights were from a convenient airport at reasonable times, we were welcomed with a smile on arrival, we were well looked after by the charming local rep while we were there and I had absolute confidence that help would be at hand if we ever needed it.

The hotel Bella Venezia in Corfu Town, was a perfect choice for us and the excursions suggested by the local agent enabled us to do everything we wanted and more! It really could not have been better.

Everything was a highlight!

The hotel was perfect, close to the fabulous old town but out of the hustle and bustle, with a beautiful courtyard garden where we ate the copious and delicious breakfast surrounded by flowers, the room was comfortable and clean with a view over the garden and the hotel itself is charming, but best of all is the welcome – the staff are all delightful, warm, friendly, efficient and helpful. They couldn’t do enough for us. As the hotel is not too big staff get to know their guests individually. Their level of English is impressive too!

We packed a lot in to one week – strolling around the picturesque old town, touring the sights on the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ bus, enjoying a boat trip (on a pirate ship!), spending a day at the beach and going on a 4×4 trip into the mountains.

 

We felt we got a good impression of the different aspects of this lovely island and my Mum was finally able to fulfil a 40-year old ambition to see the island depicted in Gerald Durrell’s book ‘My Family and Other Animals’ . The food was delicious and vegetarians like me are spoilt for choice in Corfu!

Travelling in May was ideal as the weather was lovely but not too hot.