Holiday Reviews

Europe
  • Loved my Croatia trip with Encounter. So much culture, history and variety in this tour. Our tour guide Ales and our driver were awesome. As a solo you will meet other like-minded people. It was one of my favourite trips - ever!

    Karen, 65 years, NSW
    Croatia
  • First time traveller to Eastern Europe and what a lovely surprise it was. .....picture postcard moments at every place we visited. If you have never been to Eastern Europe then would recommend this tour as a great introduction to the wonders of the East. 

    Sharyn, 54 years, NSW
    Croatia, Jewels of Dalmatia
  • The Croatia tour is one of the best tours I have been on. Not only is the scenery absolutely beautiful but the small group I travelled with were 20 wonderful people. The tour director was the best ever too. Had a fab time. Loved every minute.

    Val, 65 years, NSW
    Croatia
  • 'I guess I loved all the countries visited, not just Croatia. loved Slovenia, Montenegro, and Bosnia as well. All outstanding. Every stop provided another surprise and a unique experience so it’s hard to separate out a highlight. I learnt so much in Sarajevo, loved the sheer beauty in Bled, enjoyed the old town in Hvar, Split, Zargreb and Dubrovnik. Had a sensational swim in the Adriatic and so on. Still, Sarajevo was probably a highlight as I learnt so much and because of the unique culture and great diversity.'

    Natalie, 61 years, NSW
    Croatia, Jewels of Dalmatia
  • 'People on the tour and the magnificent scenery. The visit to the Zugspitze was amazing & Neuschwanstein Castle was beautiful.'

    Sally, 70 years, NSW
    European Winter Wonderland
  • 'Seeing the markets.Enjoying the Gluhwein. And enjoying walking around when it was snowing. Hearing Silent Night at the chapel was wonderful too.'

    Susan, 68 years, VIC
    European Winter Wonderland
  • 'Have had a wonderful time on my Great Britain holiday.The places we visited where just amazing & it was good to also go of the beaten track in some places.I would totally recommend this holiday.'

    Phyll, 56 years, Newcastle, NSW
    Grand Tour of Ireland & Britain
  • 'A wonderful trip and exquisite memories! Being with a great bunch of people from breakfast to bedtime; experiencing the beautiful midnight sunset over a loch on the Isle of Skye; taking a trip down memory lane on a steam train with a special friend; finding a hidden gem at a sparkling lake in Connemarra; drinking guinness with friends on a ferry to Ireland; enjoying laughter and fun at a Scottish show; pondering on a battlefield in Scotland; getting soaked in the rain on a magnificent lake in Windemere; hanging upside-down kissing the Blarney stone; wonderstruck by awe inspiring worn stone steps; praying at a cathedral in Liverpool; finding my heritage in Britain's rich history.'

    Linda, A young at heart 60-ish, Syney, NSW
    Grand Tour of Ireland & Britain
  • 'This was well organised tour and I had a great time, seeing and experiencing a lot of different places and cultures in a relatively short space of time.'

    Michael, 52 years, Bunbury, WA
    Grand Tour of Ireland & Britain
  • 'If you have never been to the UK and are a single traveller this tour is a great way to see a little bit of each destination and give you a good idea about where you would like to spend more time in the future.'

    Roma, 54 years, Perth, WA
    Grand Tour of Ireland & Britain
  • 'Wonderful value for money and a comprehensive look at the UK and Ireland.'

    Rod, 67 years, Bunbury, WA
    Grand Tour of Ireland & Britain
  • 'Another grand holiday. Beat's staying at home wondering what it could have been like.'

    Scotty, 68 years, Cardiff, NSW
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights
  • 'Have just completed my fifth holiday with Encounter and my second UK / Ireland tour. I will be back for more!'

    Tony, 63 years, Melbourne, VIC
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights
  • 'Just completed his fifth holiday with Encounter and his second UK / Ireland tour. I will be back for more!'

    Tony, 63 yrs, Melbourne, VIC
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights. Ages 45 Years & Over
  • 'I was very nervous as this was my first solo tour & my first time to the UK. I was put to ease at the pre dinner welcome drinks upon meeting my fellow travellers,tour director & coach driver. I had the time of my life & was kept on the go all the time. The knowledge the Tour Director gave prior to & at the destination was invaluable & increased the overall experience. I would recommend a solo tour to anybody considering one. I have made some life long friends along the way. So get out there and do it!'

    Sandy, 51 years, Brisbane, QLD
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights
  • 'Another fantastic holiday by Encounter combined with our tour guide Eric and Driver Damian made it a truly hassle free holiday. Where the only thing to do was to enjoy every moment of my holiday and make new friends. Thanks again every one.'

    Susan, 52 years, VIC
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights
  • 'I was very nervous as this was my first solo tour & my first time to the UK. I was put to ease at the pre dinner welcome drinks upon meeting my fellow travellers,tour director & coach driver. I had the time of my life & was kept on the go all the time. The knowledge the Tour Director gave prior to & at the destination was invaluable & increased the overall experience. I would recommend a solo tour to anybody considering one. I have made some life long friends along the way. So get out there and do it!'

    Sandy, 51 yrs, Brisbane, QLD
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights. Ages 45 Years & Over
  • 'Excellent fun holiday.'

    Patrick, NSW
    Great Britain & Ireland Highlights. Ages 45 Years & Over
  • 'Greek and The Islands In Depth - what a glorious holiday. Marvelous sites, magnificent history, great guides and the most beautiful scenery and quaint city streets. October was magnificent often fairly quiet, reasonable crowds, mild temperatures, smiling people. Had everything you could wish for. Was sad to leave.'

    Chantal, 62 years, VIC
    Greece in Depth & The Islands
  • 'Icons of Eastern Europe is a must do experience. I was surprised at how beautiful the countries were, how clean and safe and how welcoming the people. Encounter has put together an amazing tour where you just had to travel along with great like minded people. All the work was done for you.'

    Jan, 59 years, NSW
    Icons of Eastern Europe