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Linda and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the Tour. You gave us everything we had hoped for, and more. We have come away with memories that will stay with us - and the hope that we will do another driving tour with you, perhaps in the USA next time. Thank you for the personal attention you gave all of us which helped contribute to the friendly nature of the event. We came together as strangers and left as friends. The mix of people just seemed to work particularly well, something that can't always be guaranteed.
With kind regards,
L&J Sydney NSW
“Thank you to both of you for making our Goodwood tour fantastic. We really enjoyed ourselves, the amount of work you put into these tours really comes through. The company was great, hotels great, touring great”.
TC Qld Australia
“Vicki and I have had an excellent break in England and it was due to your friendship and remarkable organisational abilities that so much happened without any visible hitches.
You guys are brilliant!”
IT Gold Coast Qld
We wish to truly thank you for putting together the fabulous Swing Across Texas trip, including Route 66. The brochure and Road Trip Manual you gave us on the trip answered every possible question and the GPS with all the places to go made it impossible to get lost. The diversification of the hotels we stayed at was amazing from the most luxurious to those great fun hotels. The way that you gave us many two and three night stops in the top hotels, allowing us time to enjoy the major cities. The music you arranged and the tours we went on. I have to say that it would be near impossible to put such an adventure and holiday together by one’s self. A huge thank you for one of the best holidays of our lives. I can now understand why people travel with you time and time again. You are a master at putting adventures together.
Martin & Cherryl B Perth
Independent or Group Tour? The Swing Across Texas tour has just the right mix. If you need time to get to know the locals, live your own experiences and just allow serendipity to have its way, this is for you. If you like to see a familiar face, share a meal with like-minded travellers, or enjoy a dance and a laugh, this is here too. I loved the surprises – OK, the itinerary says “A Meal at the Gristmill” - who knew it was a genuine old grain mill? Or that one of our hotels was a former cotton gin - a place that brings to life the origins of the Blues? The intimate House Concerts and the deliberate encountering of the “holes-in-the-wall” where the music lives, are highlights I could never have experienced without the expertise of John, the group leader. Would I recommend this trip to my friends? – I already have!....and I really hope they get to share these good times.
Jill G Sydney
“Both Dallas and I would like to say a very special THANK YOU for such a wonderful tour. We couldn't fault our time away (apart from seeing so much in a short time), but that really isn't a negative - it's more like a positive. There aren't that many trips that you come home from and say 'we could do it all again'. Thanks again for the most amazing trip - we have a lot of fantastic memories and our experience in the US was very special thanks to your organisation and planning.”
HP Vic Australia
That’s the only word I can think of right now to describe the amazing holiday you organised for me. Every flight, every hotel room, every event was organised to the T. Not only did every staff member we spoke to knew or us arriving but every place you described and sent us too was exactly as perfect as you said it would be. From the Stockyard to Billy Bob’- From Dallas JFK to Austin COTA Raceway - From hire car to hire car. Not one thing was missed. Everyone knew of our coming and all details were on file perfectly. I could not believe that there was not one place, person or event that didn’t know of our arrival! What an extraordinary man and travel agent you are. Your skills are in the perfect industry.
What more can I say? How do you express one’s gratitude except by just saying, Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you………….
“We can safely say we enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime. We know from personal experience just how much effort goes into setting up group tours. You achieved a great balance which exactly suited our needs.”
“John and Colleen are "hands on" organisers. They resolved any problems seamlessly along the way. At all times we felt comfortable that everything was under control.”
PT Adelaide SA
Classic Driving Tours helped make bookings and plans for an ultimate dream vacation become a reality. Their professional yet friendly and accessible manner gave us confidence in them and our bookings immediately. John was so helpful - he was answering our questions before we even thought of them! You did everything we could ask and more; you helped make this all a reality.
SB Valley View – South Australia
“Great time, well organised. The sat nav tour is a genius idea so you do not feel you are in convoy.”
GB Melbourne Vic
“It was a way of doing Pebble Beach and Laguna Seca without having to organise ourselves which would have been very hard. Great driving roads.
JP Surrey UK
Every day a new adventure would begin - from Nashville to LA – our Swing Across Texas was a fun, exciting and informative trip. We had an amazing variety of accommodation - Our favourite was ‘The Shack-Up Inn, an old renovated slave quarters, set amongst the cotton fields in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This trip was simply the most fun trip we have ever taken! Thank you.
Leta and Roy McD Melbourne & Gold Coast
“Tour leader's knowledge and experience greatly enhanced the tour - made it easier to attend events and get the most out of the places we went”.
IM Brisbane Qld
From the initial planning process, and right throughout our Route 66 self drive tour, we were provided with an exceptional level of personalisation, support and knowledge. There is no doubt our holiday was enhanced immeasurably by John’s experience and insight into both Route 66 and the US. We were able to enjoy the trip so much more and make the most of our time, thanks to the terrific guidance and coordination in all bookings and itineraries that were arranged. Thorough organisation, easy planning, an approachable team and fantastic recommendations! We have absolutely no hesitation in booking with Classic Driving Tours.
C and C Reeks Cooma NSW
“Freedom and choice of start, finish and the day's driving - not dependent on others. Loved having the GPS program - saved many mistakes and provided options for side tours. Thoroughly enjoyed the company of Tour Director and his wife and the fact that they shared experiences freely and with humour”.
DM Perth WA
“Fully pre-programmed but free and easy each day due to the programmed GPS. Freedom to deviate from the itinerary at will without losing the main thread. The choice of countryside roads made for a marvellous driving experience. Hotels booked and many meals included in the package price so we paid for gasoline, a few meals and had little else to concern us”.
PR Sydney NSW
“Don't change this winning formula!”
MA Gold Coast Qld
“Seems to be excellent value compared to many classic driving tours we've seen advertised. All the research and preparatory work was greatly appreciated”.
CW Hobart Tas
“Being able to stay in accommodation that we wouldn't if we organised our own tour. The company of like-minded car tragics. The size of the group was about right. A good balance of car stuff and other stuff. The pace was right. The freedom to take direction/guidance from the tour leaders or go our own way. We especially valued the daily bulletins. Being able to choose food up to a $ value rather than a limited choice from a 3 course menu”.
SK California USA
“A good balance in the level of helpfulness. Never intrusive but we knew they were always there. We liked the local connection with the organiser of the tulip rally”.
GA Sydney NSW
“We greatly appreciated the value that John and Colleen's experience and approach brought to the tour”.
TW Florida USA
Reflecting on SWAT 2015, we loved Music City, Nashville, Tennessee - we really enjoyed strolling around the nostalgic Broadway area & its many iconic honky tonks (bars). The musical history in Memphis was great and New Orleans in Louisiana was breathtaking with its Cajun culture. The trip across Texas left unforgettable memories with Galveston being a refreshing surprise. San Antonio & Fort Worth in Texas were unique places along with iconic Gruene Hall. Of course the nostalgic Route 66 leg to its end at Santa Monica Pier was just riveting. This trip offers so much more! Don’t do it if you want to rest as there’s something exciting awaiting you around every corner.
Lynnie C Gold Coast Qld.
Thanks for a great trip, well put together, well managed and well escorted. I’m sure everyone felt the same way. Jill and I cannot think of a bad day and the whole 31 day escapade was faultless. You must be very pleased.
Dr. Ross J Gold Coast Qld.
John organised our holiday excellently. He competently liaised with the numerous other parties and organised every aspect of the trip. His prompt and regular communication ensured everything went smoothly. He took into consideration all our requests, which made it a trip to remember.
D M Mordialloc Victoria