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13th January 2019
Our holiday was a driving holiday around Arctic Norway starting from Tromso, then visiting Alta, Honnigsvag,Hammerfest, overnight on Hurtigruten to Svolvaer in the Lofotens, a couple of days there before heading to Narvik and then back to Tromso.
From booking the holiday to the support we received up to and during the holiday Taber Holidays were superb. Shortly before our departure there was a hotel strike in Norway and it is at times like this you find out how good your tour operator really is. We were kept fully informed and our hotels seamlessly rearranged from those closed by the strike without any hassle on our part. As part of our pre-departure information we were given a travel guide book which proved invaluable and much more informative than the well known travel guides books we'd bought ourselves. Superb customer service and knowing what their travellers need.
This was our first holiday in Norway. We visited Oslo and then took the wonderful train journey to Bergen. We then drove north along the fjords by hire car with all the accommodation booked for us in advance.
Taber were excellent throughout showing their knowledge of Norway and Taber's advice and attention to detail especially regarding my wife's mobility needs was exceptional. The holiday was tailor made to our requests while suggesting changes where it was felt appropriate.
We took a "public transport" 8 night break arranged by Taber Holidays, to Bergen, then via Hurtigruten to Geiranger, and on to Alesund. Excellent travel arrangements and accommodation throughout. We were fortunate to have superb weather (for Norway) but in addition the itinerary had clearly been well thought out, and succeeded in providing a varied and interesting holiday.
Taber were helpful and efficient. They market themselves as Nordic specialists, and clearly demonstrated their knowledge of the region.
Have your ears been burning these last two weeks? Everyday we have talked about you saying that from the word go ie on arrival at Keflavik Airport your instructions were clear and easy to follow - Car hire went extremely well - hotels were very good - your ideas for our days off were excellent and instructions from hotel to hotel were very clear too!
Thank you for the maps and information you sent us - we really enjoyed our holiday!
We have some fantastic memories!
Just wanted to say we had a fantastic holiday and everything worked really well. We were lucky with the weather and managed to do everything we had planned. Mountain Taxis were great and Omar who was our own personal guide for the day gave us such a fantastic insight to the island.
We're just back from our Swedish holiday, and I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your recommendations and organisation of our trip.
We enjoyed our week long glimpse of a lovely country. Particular highlights were Ystad, Kalmar Castle & the Stockholm Archipeligo, and we were blessed with some sunny weather!
Once again many thanks to you and the rest of the team at Taber Holidays.
Multiple locations, hotels and excursions. All requests for hotel quality, variety of transport and activities involving scenery and wildlife were accommodated. Taber correctly gauged the length of stay needed in each city and made good suggestions for days when no excursion was planned. All transfers were easy and perfectly organised. At no point did we feel "What do we do now?" Or "Where do we go?" At the same time we were travelling as a family, not as part of a larger herded group. The quality of the excursions was better than expected. Although groups were small (time of year) the operators were happy to spend time with us and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in some fabulous hotels, often with fantastic views - even in places where not every room had a view. All this significantly enhanced our holiday and were not features I would have been able to arrange myself. Taber really know what they are doing.
Taber were extremely helpful. It feels like a small company that really cares. They are also very knowledgeable and passionate about the destinations, and that enthusiasm is infectious. They tried to satisfy every request effectively and efficiently. Really good.
Wonderful experience. One of the best organised holidays we've ever had. No hic-ups whatsoever. All documentation and transfers were spot on. The quality of the excursions, both in terms of organisation and content were excellent. Venue was out of this world!
Very helpful right from enquiry through to a couple of clarification questions just before we left. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their packages. All admin and paperwork spot on.
Thank you for arranging such a great honeymoon in Norway for Gill and I. The Bergen, Geiranger & Ålesund trip was fantastic and we were very glad of the extra couple of days added on in Bergen and Alesund... Our friends and family are all impressed at the scenery and towns we visited in Norway. I tell them all about Taber Holidays so hopefully they keep the name in mind if they travel in Scandinavia themselves.
Just wanted to say thank you for arranging such a great honeymoon in Norway for Gill and I. The Bergen, Geiranger & Ålesund trip was fantastic and we were very glad of the extra couple of days added on in Bergen and Alesund... Our friends and family are all impressed at the scenery and towns we visited in Norway. I tell them all about Taber Holidays so hopefully they keep the name in mind if they travel in Scandinavia themselves.