I just wanted to thank you for an amazing, once in a life time trip to London. We were beyond pleased with our accommodations, tour guides and drivers--and I don't even know where to begin to express my appreciation for arranging for the tour and private lunch in London, and coffee at Windsor Castle. We will be talking about this trip for many years to come!
Thanks to your wonderful planning we had an exceptional vacation in London. The special experience you arranged were simply extraordinary
JN, New York
Thank you! Wow it was an amazing trip. Just so great because everything went as planned....guides were the best. They even had thought of extra places we could see going or coming. They gave us ideas for another trip. Driver was efficient and knew his way. They know how with little ways to make you comfortable and eager to return.
Mrs KP, Dallas
The trip was amazing, very well arranged, and you really picked great guides, drivers, and cars. Everything went very smoothly indeed.
We had a memorable experiences to cut queues at London Eye, visit the Tower of London before opening to public, and even had a morning coffee at Windsor Castle with the military knight's family!
We would like to thank you for your kind assistance and perfect arrangements. We will definitely recommend to any of our friends who wants to visit UK.
"I must say that the trip was magical. The itinerary was so lovely– and Fergus – the driver you assigned us – elevated it to perfection. He took us to places off the beaten track that were absolutely divine. Helen and I fell in love with him. You must use him all the time. He really made this trip special for us. The week couldn’t have been better planned. I am very grateful to you."
"Jane, we just got back from our trip to London. Your company was outstanding. We had a trip of a life time. We will recommend your company to all our friends. Thank you!!!!"
"Our experience was super positive! Our hotel was small, with a buffet breakfast to start the day. The location was convenient and the neighbourhood friendly. Our driver, , and guides were knowledgeable, accommodating, and suited to working with children. We were out daily from 9 to 5 so after dinner, back to the hotel to rest and sleep.
My Grandson is friendly and inquisitive. He had an enriching experience. His one request at the Louvre-to see the Mona Lisa which we did at the end of the tour.
After each excursion there was a booklet to summarize the tour.
Thank you all for your time and effort in organizing our second delightful summer vacation abroad."
"This group is simply amazing for so many reasons, first for their ability to listen to the customer and create a wonderful trip and second for their compassion and understanding during a very stressful time. I would highly recommend them and give them a 5 star rating. I plan on sharing with my friends who all love to travel and hope others will use this team as well."
“Now I understand why you are on the WOW list! We had a wonderful stay in London and everything you provided was top notch. Our guides were wonderful (we quickly got attached) and it all went like clockwork. I cannot thank you enough for providing such a memorable family stay in London. Everyone was so attentive and helpful. It was truly the best trip ever!”
"All is great in Scotland! We have loved our tours and hotels!!!
The Drumlanrig tour was beyond fabulous and so intimate, and the private lunch at Dumfries House was like non other – incredibly gorgeous. Each place had wonderful guides and behind the scenes perks.
Thank you for this fabulous itinerary"
“For me and I think for all travelers, it was an extraordinary experience, life transforming for some and probably impossible to repeat. There were so many enriching extras that can only be attributed to Jane McCrum. They and the event they planned were an unimagined dream come true for me, a true mountain top experience”
“There are no words that I have in my vocabulary, that can express how wonderful our trip was in England. Everything was perfect in every way and I couldn’t have been more pleased. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you and your staff put into planning it. Everywhere we went, we felt and were treated like royalty; again, Thank you!”
Mrs RB, Colorado
“We had an absolutely fabulous time and truly appreciate your time and hard work in putting together this fabulous trip which will definitely be remembered for years”
“ ... a belated note to say thank you so much for arranging our trip to Ypres and the Somme, as I am sure you have already heard, it was a huge success and most enjoyable.
From the minute we left every arrangement worked like clockwork due to you organisation and attention to detail
Needless to say your guide was on sparkling form and guided us magnificently. Yet another triumph for In Any Event Tours, Congratulations!
"Our day with your guide was perfect. She is completely knowledgeable, energetic and engaging. She had an unusual ability to tie the whole span of Roman history together for us as we proceeded from the antiquities to the Vatican. Everyone in the Vatican knows and loves her. In addition to a perfect day, she gave us a framework that informed the rest of our trip. Please convey our deepest thanks to her for making our stay so special"
"Dear Dawn, Julie, Staff, Freddy, Martin, Phil, Ruth, and Martin, The children and I thank you all for our wonderful experience in London.
You provided a variety of experiences, all worthwhile. The hotel's location and amenities were tops. The trip was hassle free and we were able to focus on the sites, not on navigating the city, schedules, and tickets. Thanks again."
Barbara, Jackson, and Charles.
"Where to begin! The trip was absolutely amazing. The guides were so professional and so well informed. Gravetye and Barnsley House were perfection. I particularly liked sitting in the garden at Graveyte in the eve sipping wine and having a bite to eat. Sheer bliss. The gardens were spectacular and doubt I could have handled much more, even though I saw there are many more in that area of Kent/Sussex! Hard to pick a favorite garden but I have to say Highgrove and Great Dixter were probably at the top. A friend of mine arranged for the Head gardner at G. Dixter to pick me a bouquet of sweet peas and chat a bit.
Highclere was all I hoped for.
Coworth Park was the perfect ending place. I had a Champagne Horse Ride and a delightful dinner at the Barn-Berkshire Baby Chicken - I kept asking are you sure this is chicken? I could see going back just to spend a few days with friends, riding and going to the Spa (which I didn’t have time for)
Thank-you so much for all you did in preparing the perfect trip for me. I hope to work with you again in the future. We like using a specialist!
"Thanks to you and Jane for all of your assistance in arranging Centre Court, day 3 tickets! The location was beyond excellent. We were on the shady side (perfect for the hottest day in Wimbledon) with a fantastic vantage point."
New York, USA
"This trip was a treat from beginning to end. Truly, your recommendations and arrangements were seamless and expert. -- suffice it to say that we had the time of our lives.
Thank you for this wonderful memory!"
New York, USA
"We had a great few days in London.
Hugh was outstanding!"
"This trip is magical. Thank you for creating such a fun, thoughtful and what will prove to be most memorable time with my family. "
"Our clients said the special Stonehenge day experience you arranged was the best thing ever. They totally loved it"
"Just a note to let you know how much my clients LOVED the trip you planned for London. Thank you for all of your hard work to make this happen."
"...finally spoke with my client - they LOVED every single day - forever grateful to you and your superb staff- In Any Event is our permanent choice in the UK- forever!"
Mrs PW, Michigan
“The trip was wonderful. You chose a great guide for us who was very accommodating and knowledgeable.. Thank you for organizing such a great trip! We loved the show last night!”
"We had a very enjoyable trip, your guides and driver were top notch".
"We had such a great time and will never forget the people we met. Our tour guides were all amazing. They made our trip not the information they gave, which was a lot, but who they were and the passion they had about their heritage. Thanks for everything. "
Mr and MRs B & J
"Yes! Thanks To You Guys, We Had Wonderful trip. If anyone asks, I will gladly recommend your company.
"Thank you again for all the planning that you did for my family's vacation. We had a great time in England. The itinerary, guides, driver and scheduling were all wonderful.
We particularly liked several of the guides and hope that you can provide them for other guests as much as possible. We voted Phillip as our favorite because he was so smart, nice and fun. Sibella and Caroline were close seconds. They are just wonderful ladies who really seemed to enjoy their jobs and offered an abundance of knowledge. Sara was also wonderful.
Our driver was so great that we can't even thank him and you enough for having him drive us around all week. He was so much more than a driver for us given his knowledge and kindness. We will miss him very much since we felt like he became part of our family.
I will certainly recommend your services to friends and family travelling to England"
"Just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our afternoon in the country touring Highgrove Gardens yesterday...it was a wonderful, most memorable experience.
Thank you for arranging it...and Chavenege.
Tom and I both so enjoyed meeting and getting to know you. You are so personable and fun to be with, we feel like we've known you 'forever'!
We are looking forward to our drive with Clive on Sunday to Highclere and then on to Gravetye and our tour of Chartwell with Anne on Tuesday. I know it will be wonderful...
Lois and Tom
(We are loving Ellenborough!)"
"........Thanks very much for arranging this outstanding and unforgettable experience."
"Jane, it was the best! We will always remember the fantastic places you got us into…but mostly the way you and Michael took us under your wings and treated us like long, lost, loved, family members. Especially having us for dinner at your home! What a night of terrific food, wine, conversation and laughter! I can’t stop thinking about how UNBELIVABLE the whole experience was for my mother and the rest of us girls. I don’t know how you can top every trip, but you did it again!
Ta, Ta, for now…Teri"
"My client reports that the trip out to Highclere Castle was a highlight of her life. The Countess even threw out the welcome carpet to their small group! Your driver is the best driver she ever has had.
GG, travel agent, Texas.
"Had a perfect day at Highclere! The weather was perfect. Got to personally talk with the Countess, what a lovely woman. Our daughter got to meet the castle horses and the trainer.
Thank you for making my 50th birthday so special. I will make sure to pass on your services to my friends."
Mrs J N
"My wife and I booked a 3 week British Isles "trip of a life time" with Jane. What an incredible job she did for us! I do not know where to start to tell you what she put together for us; of the 21 days we were travelling she had 20 of the days planned to a tee for us. Every day seemed to be more special than the day before, with private tours of all the major site seeing venues to special admittance to the Chelsea Flower Show, we had superb tickets to see Eric Clapton, personal tour of Stonehenge and Avery by the world renowned Dr Terrance Meaden incredible! One of the many highlights was the chance for my wife to play the Queen Mum's piano at Glamis Castle (again a private tour). I highly recommend Jane for anyone that is looking for a very special trip to the British Isles she is the best bar none."
R and M G
"Top notch service-many thanks, back to you with more business in 2014"
"Let me thank you for the few visits you organised last week. Everything was perfect! Anne Marie is a very knowledgeable and charming guide. I also enjoyed the visit of the House of Parliament very much. Visiting museums when they are closed to the public is definitely the best way to visit them! I hope you still know other museums where it is possible to do it..."
"My trip to London was great. My Buckingham palace experience was awesome. You did a great job and setting up our Windsor Castle experience. We loved it. Very unique to be there when no one was there and have tea with the order of the Garter. Very fun experience."
"London would have not been the same without our fantastic guide. History comes alive with her knowledge and enthusiasm. Caroline is a remarkable resource into London's heritage. My husband and I travel the world and Caroline surpasses our expectations of what a guide can achieve. We truly had a wonderful experience with her."
K and D
"Homer, Shirley, Peggy & Rich just returned from Normandy, France. Their retired colonel guide gave them a British perspective of the invasion. "I'm going to tell all of my friends how fabulous your company is.""
"Jane just a note to thank you, Caroline & Freddy for taking good care of Carol & me during our 4 days in London. Caroline, as no doubt know, is a very enthusiastic & knowledgeable docent who we thoroughly enjoyed as she explained the history, architecture & nuances of London-past & present. Freddy was always right where we needed him when & where we needed him & that was a comfort. Thanks for your efforts & we look forward to the next time we need your services. Respectfully"
"Absolutely wonderful trip - all aspects! Queen's horse day was amazing. It was a first for Caroline also and she loved it. We learned a ton and the lunch was fun, the vet joined us and she was delightful.”
"I've been meaning to get back to you about our trip to France, (the book is ready to order, now), Dennis and I had one of the best trips ever! The guides were terrific, but extra kudos to Virginie in Paris, her English was superb and we never had to strain our ears to understand what she was saying. She made comments about the new experiences she was having herself on the trip. She had never been able to drive thru the crowds at Versailles, or to the waiting boat for us on the Seine. The driver, Renaud, was always prompt, polite and pleasant. Dorothee helped me find a beautiful pair of diamond earrings on our morning of shopping! In Normandy, our guide Tony was so nice he gave us a medal, in a frame that all the soldiers from D-day received! One of our most favorite spots, by far, was at Prieure D'Orsan. I thought Dennis was going to faint and die when he saw the gardens! It was sooooooooo special! We were given a wonderful book from the owner/landscape architect, Patrice Taravella, with drawings he had made of Dennis and myself, along with sketches of the meals, and drinks we had while staying at the former monastery. He was such a suave, Frenchman, especially when he asked me, "what is that perfume you're wearing", ha, ha. I think I blushed. That hasn't happened in a while!
Monaco was fast and busy, it had a fun "vibe" in the air. We loved going to the flower market, in Nice. We bought some of the most beautiful and tasty strawberries I have ever eaten. The experience of taking a helicopter to the airport was a first, and really made us feel like "jet setters”! The last night at the Shangri La Hotel, was so fun. The service was wonderful. When we arrived it had rained and was a bit cold on the terrace, but soon, they brought two tall outdoor space heaters, and buckets of champagne and beer for Dennis. We had great food delivered and took pictures all night of the Eifel tower. WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THE TRIP! Now I see your tempting new tours! OMG, we all love Downton Abbey! I wish we could flyover, but we will be on another "Four Seasons TCS around the world trip, starting Sept 13-0ct 5th. Keep me in the loop ... There's so many places, so little time....”
"I just want both of you to know that I also thought you were wonderful to work with. I am so glad they loved their trip. For MR. McC to have such a great time that was special. He said this may be his last long trip but he really wanted to go and he and the family were happy it was a great trip! So thanks for making it so special!"
Agent D W
"We had so much fun touring London and Bath with your guide and driver, we have never learned so much and laughed as much at the same time. With 3 generations in tow, it was amazing to see our guide talk to us at such an in-depth level, and in the same moment, turn and engage the grandchildren at a level to suit them as well. A rare talent! She was tireless, and so patient and I loved the time spent with your driver, talking about Fine Art, and enjoying his dry wit! We were completely spoiled, so thank you for creating such a wonderful memorable tour, we hope to come back and enlist your company’s services again very soon."
Mr RR, Boston
"Thank you for organising such a wonderful trip to Prague, Coburg and Dormstadt. Throughout the trip, it never ceased to amaze me the doors you were able to have opened for us, and gaze upon such treasures troves of art décor, painting, glass and china collections of breath taking beauty. It was a fabulous ‘culture vulture’ trip, well planned, organised and executed, and was greatly appreciated."
"As I always seem to be doing to your company, I had a client this week that required a lot of quick thinking and quick work, but as always, Julie was right there with me to the bitter end to make sure it all worked, even late into the night; Julie was with me in cyber space! I really could not have pulled off such a memorable trip without her extraordinary help, all the last minute changes; I cannot tell you how I value her and your commitment to the client, providing more than first class quality service. I am sure that you instil these standards to all those you work with, but there are certain individuals who ‘get it’ and Julie really ‘gets it!’. I feel so fortunate to have found you through Joanna Heathcote, and I will continue to send you my business. You are a truly very special company with very special dedicated people working very hard behind the scenes. Thanks again for making ME look so good to my clients!"
Mr LG, Tzell Travel Agent
"I wanted to tell you in writing how much we enjoyed our weekend in London with our grand parents. It was a wonderful opportunity after his CEO meeting to visit London together. You made everything so special! I only wish that we had the opportunity of meeting you before, and if only there were others more like you, people who put their heart into everything they do, it is a rare commodity! Your guide is like Mary Poppins, and has made me want to come back and learn more about London and England. So a thousand thank yous to you, your staff and to our fabulous guide for this extraordinary time."
"What an excellent couple of days we had with you for the Royal Jubilee River Pageant. It was all so beautifully arranged and my husband and I were thrilled to be able to be with you on HMS Belfast. And loved seeing our photo in Hello magazine!"
Mrs R A,
"Thank you so much for arranging our short trip to St Petersburg. The tour you arranged for we 2 couples were extraordinary, and your special access was amazing…the Russians are so funny and you get the feeling you don’t mess with them, so the access you got for us was greatly appreciated, and very evident! We sailed passed the hordes of cruise ship visitors to the Hermitage, and entered the Gold Room, all to ourselves! Your advice about the ballet was also invaluable, and we had a marvellous evening. Thank you so much."
Mr & Mrs B, San Francisco
"From our last tour with you in Rome, our trip to London with the family did not disappoint! Thank you so much for all the arrangements you took so much care in devising, everything was wonderful and we are very grateful. Our driver was what we call a good OLE boy, and was highly amusing, and such a gentleman. You selected a guide for us that matched our interests and style very well, and our time with her was priceless, and we can hardly wait to return."
"I would like to thank you and your team for planning such an exciting and exclusive Royal Wedding Programme. I am just so thrilled that I was able to join your exclusive group. Having also had the opportunity to enjoy private visits to Chartwell, The Wallace Collection, Spencer House and Althorp were all firsts for me, and the scale of your arrangements gave me a shock when I had time to reflect on what I had experienced. Everyone is so keen to hear my experiences; it will be a matter of prioritising!"
Mrs AR, South Africa
"To my dear Partners in Crime, I thought our Royal trip was wonderful! And we all enjoyed every minute of it, thank you so much!"
Mrs MB, Texas
"Once again you and your team created a once in a lifetime experience (Greece, Ukraine, Croatia and Turkey) for our family vacation, everything was perfect. The tours were educational, informative, and the guides kept things lively and interesting for both us and the children, and we were able to capture the true essence of each port. Thank you as always for all the hard work and effort you put into making our itinerary so fabulous, and know that you more than exceeded our expectations."
Mrs KG, Florida
"I cannot begin to thank you enough for the splendid time I had with you for the Diamond Jubilee. I must also thank you for the warmth of your welcome, and your care and hospitality throughout, not only to you, but your husband and of course, Julie. The whole experience was utterly memorable."
"Thank you for an event and experience to remember for a lifetime. I am so grateful for all your arrangements and special access….and the whole group was terrific fun. Your husband Ronnie, is a gem, such a gentleman, I very much enjoyed spending time with him. A wonderful story teller, and a most delightful man."
Ms KH, Colorado
"Well, you certainly pulled out all the stops for my family’s trip to England! Your arrangements were extraordinary, and my grandchildren had the time of their lives, and you made them feel so special. And thanks also to Julie who juggled our itinerary as our time went along. Our guide was superlative and made this a memorable experience for us all. You are a dynamic force, who can make things happen, and I will certainly be back for more."
Mrs JC, New York
"Thanks for such a marvellous experience for the Diamond Jubilee. Everything was impeccable and could not have been more enjoyable. Meeting you and watching you ‘in action’ was such a thrill, and thank you for introducing me to all your friends."
Mrs RF, USA
"The jetlag has subsided and the first thing I wanted to do was say thank you. What a privilege it was to have witnesses this celebration for Queen Elizabeth, in such surroundings, and with your friend The Admiral. The planning was meticulous, thanks to Julie who look after us like family, for all the extra special accents, and your most attentive service throughout the days. We both look forward to our next adventure with you, wherever that may be!!!"
Mr CW, Florida
"Just wanted to let you know that my first call today was from Mr R. He said there was nothing about the trip he would have changed. Mrs R said she had never had such an effortless holiday (and she wanted to just hire a car and explore on their own) Mr R wants to go on a boy’s trip with your driver, and Mrs R cemented a solid friendship with the guide, as they have sons of the same age and stage in life. A HUGE SUCCESS!!"
Ms SD, Frosch Travel
"How fortunate we were to be able to join your exclusive group on board HMS Belfast for the Diamond Jubilee. We were more than impressed with your organisation; the amazing flowers, the superb lunch and the non-stop supplies of Pol Roger Champagne! we so enjoyed your access to Admirals, and crew, and veterans, who mixed with us. Their stories and experiences they shared with us have given us unique memories. It was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and thank you for making it extra special."
"My family and I, as well as our friends, will remember our trip with you to London as one of our best and most exciting experiences ever. Thank you! Thank you!"
"This is just a brief thank you for orchestrating such a lovely day for the Royal Carriage Procession. Everything went well, and the dinner afterwards was perfect too. I was so pleased that we were able to join your group at last!"
US Non-profit organisation
"What an amazing experience! The Diamond Jubilee event you arranged will be one of the most memorable experiences of my life- and to be in London and share it all with my family makes it all the better. Thank you for exceeding all expectations! Every detail, every, every detail was so beautifully thought out and executed."
"Thank you so much for everything, we are only slowly getting back to the reality of our lives here after our most wonderful trip to the South West of England. Everyone agreed that it was the best ever. Thanks again for making it such a memorable time, and being made so welcome staying at your friends private estates."
Ms BJ, Massachusetts
"KUDOS to you company….my client described his guide as “one of the best guides we have EVER had, anywhere!”
Altour Agent, Denver
"We have finally arrived home, and we are filled with happy memories of a wonderful trip to Oxford and London. Your guide was the most extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and flexible guide, who was happy to modify our itinerary to meet the needs and interests of our family. Your driver is the most wonderful English Gentleman, whom my husband struck up a wonderful rapport with."
Mrs M M, New York
"Thank you for such an amazing 2 days in London. I cannot tell you how special your arrangements made my trip. The way you look after every detail made me feel like I was the only person who you have to worry about! As a lady travelling on my own, exploring London in the company of such a wonderful and knowledgeable guide made me feel so at ease, and I enjoyed every moment. I cannot thank you enough."
"Many thanks for all your assistance with the Edwardian House Party your arranged. We had so many changes from our original plans, and you accommodated us so graciously, it was a superb tour. Your friend private country estate worked out exactly as we knew it would, and the selection of private homes offered and extraordinary range of periods, styles, collections and gardens, plus exceptional hospitality everywhere we went, all thanks to your personal address book. Add this to the wonderful series of meals, and our finale candlelit dinner at the museum, and we have a tour that will be talked about for a very long time to come. I look forward to working with you for our next European adventure. Thank you very much indeed."
US Museum Association
"Just wanted to let you know that Mr & Mrs A’s trip to Italy you arranged was spectacular, they had a FANTASTIC time! They loved everything about it, and the extra places your guide and driver took them to for local cheese, wine etc., there was great chemistry between them. They did not realise how very few people get access to the Vasari Corridor for a private visit, and the owners of the vineyard came to spend time with them as well. The cooking class was a definite highlight and she talked about how much fun they had. The restaurants you recommended were also a big hit. Thanks to you for making me look so good!"
Ms SD, Bryan Travel
"You did it again! We are wending our way after our immersion in Turkey. It was a delight and also educational, 2 things that don’t naturally live together. Thank you d=for talking such care. The English lecturer had an infectious youthful enthusiasm which our boys really warmed to."
Mrs HH, California