We have returned! We all had a lovely time in Greece. Everything that could have gone right, did so. Thanks to you both. Superlative service and professionalism! Your expert handling of all aspects of the trip, made the trip. Well done!
St. John’s Senior School
I would like to give personal praise to your educational tours representative Francesca Jacques. I have taken many trips to Classical sites over the last eight years and not one representative has ever been as professional, helpful and amicable as Francesca has been. I particularly appreciated that she had a personal passion and insight into the Classical sites and the lengths she went to to make sure that everything was tailored to our needs and that we had an amazing trip. She went beyond the port of call to provide us with an extra trip when we were stranded in Greece due to flight cancellation and was very helpful in regards to sorting out our return with Easyjet. I have had an excellent experience with Hellene Travel and will certainly book my future trips with yourselves, and that is solely due to the professional and helpful efforts given by Francesca from the start of the process and all of the administration through to our return home from the trip itself; I cannot thank her enough and thought it necessary to let you know how greatly I believe she should be praised for the excellent job she has done.
Westholme School – Greece
A spectacular trip once again. Kids loved it, we loved it. All done fantastically, and run so well!
AK – Greece
All aspects of the trip went smoothly and all hotels, food, arrangements were excellent. I would certainly do the same trip again.
JH – Greece
Hi Francesca Just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising and assisting on the Ancient History trip to Greece.
We had an amazing time and a hugely enjoyable experience. Thanks to your hard work everything fell into place and ran so smoothly. The support we had at each stage was so useful and helpful. Driver and hotels were excellent and I had no problems at the sites with my guiding pass.
I have done residential trips to Europe so many times now but this was the easiest and most enjoyable. This was down to the detail and planning/support you offer as a company.
Many thanks once again and I will ring to share this by end of week. I now want to start planning for next year!
Suffolk One – Greece
Thank you so much, Carly and Carla, for all your hard work and care to ensure that everything went smoothly for us on our trip to the Bay of Naples. From the moment we met our coach, through checking in, meeting at Naples etc. it was like clockwork. The hotel was wonderful – so clean, comfortable and the staff were superb both on reception and in the dining room. All the visits went smoothly and all the bookings and coach times worked well.
So a BIG THANK YOU from all of us at The Royal High. We had a glorious week.
It was a quite brilliant few days, and you all exceeded our expectations for a trip. In fact I’ve been attending and running Classics trips for nearly 15 years, and it was the best one I’ve ever been on. Everything, from the airline to the fantastic hotels, to the itinerary to the communication at home was flawless. Even the rain on Wednesday didn’t dampen the students’ spirits, and so many of them pleaded with me to do it again next year! I will be in touch with details in the next couple of months for a similar trip again next year.
I certainly wouldn’t dream of using any other tour company!
Where to start? Well …. what a trip! It was simply FANTASTIC from beginning to end, and a HUGE success – probably the best trip we’ve had of the six so far (and that’s saying something, if I may say so!). It had everything and has set me an almost impossible task, should I try to cap it!
I can’t thank you all enough for all the hard work that you have poured into this trip – and Nikos and Emily were simply fantastic, too.
Again, HUGE thanks to you all – it was wonderful!
I have travelled to Greece with Hellene travel a good few years now and each time I am never disappointed. the itinerary is always tailored to our needs as we attempt to bring the A level specification to life for our students. The impact the country, sites and people have on our sixth form students can never be underestimated. they are in awe from the moment they step off the plane. I would recommend the company to anyone.
Rome was a roaring success and I am so impressed with Hellene Travel – I really can’t fault anything. Thank you so much.
Kim Drummond, Chichester College
“Unsolicited Praise…….I heard a teacher at the ARLT Refresher Day wax enthusiastic about the Travel Company that organised her last school trip. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they didn’t mind being rung up many times over this worry or that. So there’s a good endorsement.”
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“You are incredibly tolerant of my ever-changing requirements and so HUGELY better in every way than XXXX! Yours appreciatively.”
Sarah Labram. St. James Independent School for Senior Girls
“We have travelled with Hellene three times now, and appreciate all the helpful advice, knowledge of the sites and sights to be visited, and efficient delivery of paperwork. The supply of Risk Assessments is also most valuable. We are currently planning our fourth trip!”
Coral Greenwood. Birkenhead High School for Girls
“We all had a wonderful time. Everything was spot on. Thanks for all your hard work. It was super to have so much help both prior to and during the trip. Thanks again.”
Richard Lonsdale. Shrewsbury High School
“Arrived back safe and sound. All had fab time + are def arranging anthr trip. Speak at wkend.”
Julia Drumm. Loretto College, Manchester
“Another Good Day. Magdalena Excellent. John was fab at Airport. “
Rachel Thomas. Cheltenham Ladies College
“The whole trip was a huge success. Hotels were very good, drivers very cooperative and helpful and the organization etc from your end was first class and made the whole trip really enjoyable for all of us. Thanks very much indeed.”
Spencer Beal. Eastbourne College
“WISHING YOU WERE HERAKLION – A MINOTAUR TO CRETE. The chance to spend time learning, making new friends and enjoying eating and talking together in exceptional surroundings will no doubt be the subject of many reminiscences in the months and years to come and I suppose that is the reason why we have school trips in the first place.”
Ian Redford. Twycross House School
“Trip was a triumph! Your arrangements are a huge help and not even worth comparing to the standard big Company. So – a big thank you.”
Richard Burrows. Priory School, Lewes
“We had an overwhelmingly excellent time. It was good to see you in Athens. We spotted 10 tortoises at the Kerameikos after we left you on the Sunday morning. And now here we are in the gloom of an English November…!
Michael Tippett. Central Newcastle High School
“Thank you for organising our trip so smoothly.”
Chris Burnand. Abingdon
“The trip was undoubtedly a great success. It felt virtually seamless and because we could relax the pupils also found the going much easier. We were really impressed by all the arrangements made before departure. Everything was covered in great detail and the “site notes” pack was particularly informative. You were available for contact at all times which made us feel secure. Thanks again.”
Martin Gibson. Worksop College
“As I hope my texts implied we had a very successful trip. Actually the last two have been fantastic. We loved Tina (‘Minotaur’) and the good solid grub there that evening. Good idea! Aegina day was great, and it worked well ending at Sounion. Olympia day was good – lovely meal after site, at the family restaurant you suggested. We enjoyed the Minoa. They fixed up some karaoke for our troops. Our kids excelled themselves by returning to the hotel like church mice that night. It was a great trip, and worked brilliantly. As ever, thank you so much for all your work – and to John for helping on the phone a few times – much appreciated. Glad that Sicily was so good. Actually my colleague is quite keen to do Sicily. Many thanks, and very best wishes.”
Charles Holland. Bryanston
“A party of 13 took in 18 sites and 12 museums in seven busy days. The group maintained interest and enthusiasm during the whole visit. The highlights were many, but the three most striking Classical sites had to be Olympia, seen in the morning, with mist rising in the valley; Delphi, seen first as the sun set over the Corinthian Gulf; and the Acropolis, looking across the sprawling mess of the now crowded Greek capital city. We were also in Napflion for the Independence Day parades of the 25th March, where we were able to enjoy many Greeks in national dress, and lots of nationalistic flag waving. All was bound together by the intense pride felt by the Greeks in everything that their country has to offer, and their desire to show it off to everyone who shows an interest.”
Chris Townsend, Stowe
“Thank you for all your help with our recent stay in Campania. You offered us an efficient, personal and professional service and kept us informed of developments and options regarding our trip. We were particularly pleased that you were able to greet us at the airport on our outward journey. The tour was a great success and provided a good balance between the linguistic and the classical. I was very happy with the services provided by the language school, Sorrento Lingue. The teacher was punctual, well-prepared and entertaining, and the girls enjoyed their lessons very much. The girls have returned to London with a love and greater knowledge of Italy – its culture and its people – and this is something of which I believe we can be justly proud. Thank you again. “
Philippa Milward. Queen’s College, London
“ We had a great time in Greece (25th Wedding Anniversary) – thanks to your smooth organisation and my husband hasn’t stopped talking about it. We did a lot more sightseeing than I originally planned mainly because Colin loves to get the most out of a holiday! Once again, I do appreciate all you did for us. Many Thanks ”
“Greece seems a long, long time ago now, and although we did have a quick word, I am all too aware that I never properly thanked you for all the organizational work you put in to making the trip so successful. The feedback from the kids and from parents has been uniformly very positive, and I for my part have been singing your praises to classical colleagues in other schools.”
Simon Carr. Sevenoaks School