Gillian has expertly organised several exotic trips for us; most notably a six-week odyssey to Australia and New Zealand.
We flew to Hong Kong spending a few days exploring, which included a day at the Hong Kong Derby. The next leg comprised a flight to Perth, from where we embarked on a cruise from Fremantle to Sydney, incorporating Albany, Hobart, Adelaide, both islands of New Zealand and Melbourne. An early morning arrival sailing into Darling Harbour was a thrilling experience as we passed both the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Gillian didn’t stop there; the excitement continued over a few more days based in a serviced Sydney apartment with several other activities that included a fantastic trip to the Blue Mountains.
We headed to Port Douglas in Cairns, from where we had a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef before venturing south on the final leg of our Australian trip to Brisbane, a delightful city with opportunities to see koalas and kangaroos as well as pleasant riverside walks and a thirst quenching beer.
Our homeward journey via Singapore included a memorable afternoon tea and a gin sling at Raffles, preceded by a morning at the beautiful National Orchid Garden.
After such a great trip, we knew as someone who is so well travelled herself that Gillian would help us fulfil our travel dreams and have since had wonderful trips to South Africa, Canada and most recently, South America.
Our itinerary always becomes a little more complex as we add specific experiences, and this is where Gillian excels even further. She is always so prompt at getting back to us with a diverse choice of accommodation, flights and those additional little touches that make a holiday so special.
First-class experiences courtesy of a first-class travel adviser.
Mary-Rose & Lesley Martin