Testimonials

Below you will find examples of recent feedback provided by our customers about their holidays. Below these quotes, there are also links to individual holiday destinations where many further examples are available.

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2017

"Once again you came up trumps with arranging yet another wonderful walking week for our group.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their holiday thanks to all your efforts and Florian’s expert guidance.  He is a really knowledgeable guy with a most pleasant personality. He will be fondly remembered by us all as will all the leaders you have used to assist you over the last 3 years. I continue to enthuse about High Point Holidays to friends and acquaintances." B. Wombwell, UK (Queyras: The Best Kept Secret in the Alps Guided Walking Holiday)

"We enjoyed the sea air and views; the cliffs and estuaries; seeing the oyster beds being worked; and the excellent sea food." D & J Roach, UK (Brittany's Emerald Coast Self Guided Walking)

"I found the walk thoroughly enjoyable, even inspiring. The variety of lodging was a particular pleasure as well as the individual places themselves. And I could go on about the landscape etc interminably." G. Barron, UK (Tranquil Auvergne Trail Self Guided Walking)

"Thanks William, overall a great experience.We enjoyed it all." Breheny, Bakalor & May, Australia (Trekking Tour of the Vanoise Self Guided Walking)

"Every guest house and every host was so special each in it's own/their own way (and believe me we've had bad experiences in the past so I do know okay from bad and special from simply good!) The chambre d'hotes/table d'hote experience was new to us and we loved it - so much fun to have people from different countries all stumbling around in each other's language and getting to know each other. We love hiking in France and this has been our most enjoyable trip. Your company really does an excellent job." K. Higgins, USA (Tarn's Medieval Bastides Self Guided Walking)

"Thank you for leading us to this lovely experience. Our first European walking holiday - I will always remember this trip." S Levy, USA (Cerdagne Explorer Self Guided Walking)

"It is authentic: home-cooked food in generous amounts. A knowledgeable host who takes an interest in what you are doing each day. A relaxed, convivial environment. Very encouraging/supportive of my French! No pretensions or affectations." D. Fuller, UK (Cantal Mountains Self Guided Walking)

"I enjoyed the scenery and the flora and fauna of the Alps. The walking grade was perfect - some days easy, some more challenging and I appreciated the optional ascents. The highlighted maps and walking notes were so helpful." J. Hulse, UK (Trekking Tour of the Vanoise Self Guided Walking)

"My first time in the Alps. It was spectacular. Also loved the little booklet, made everything very easy. Also great to have a map as back up. Very good instructions." A.Quick, UK (Trekking Tour of the Vanoise Self Guided Walking)

"Thanks William - had a ball. I enjoyed the sense of achievement at the end of each day and the kindness and welcome of my hosts and the food." R. Godfrey, USA (Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour Self Guided Walking)

"We got back yesterday from our trip to the Jura. It was wonderful. Every guest house was special and beautiful; the instructions were perfect; and the hoteliers could not have been more welcoming. I know that our itinerary with returning and getting rental cars made it more complicated (and more work) for you. I am very impressed and grateful that each part worked out perfectly. Thank you so much. We look forward to more trips with High Point Holidays." M Shames, USA (Jura Wine Trail Self Guided Walking)

"We absolutely loved our holiday. The balcony (trail) was awesome because of the views, the challenge and the variety. The Grand Veymont was literally awesome." A & S Edwards, USA (Panoramic Vercors Self Guided Walking)

"The Provence countryside was beautiful, the hotels good, distances manageable. Lovely hilltop villages. The stay at Sieste en Luberon was exceptionally good. Very helpful, personal communication with William. Extremely supportive & helpful arranging taxi transport in the heat." A Pickup, UK (Luberon: Classic Provence Self Guided Walking)

"Thank you so much for all your great organisation and attention to detail. Every thing went very smoothly, and your walking notes were, as before in the Beaujolais, absolutely brilliant, by far the best of any we have encountered in the various walking holidays we have undertaken." H & J Campbell, Australia (Jura Wine Trail Self Guided Walking)

"Everything was excellent! We enjoyed very much talking to our hosts and meeting a Russian lady who was so charming, sitting in her garden for meals was a delight. The final 2 days we opted out of walking she kindly gave us picnics there as well." E & F Floyd, UK (2 centre version of holiday Beautiful Brionnais: Secret Hills of Burgundy Self Guided Walking)

"Many thanks for a great holiday. The walks were certainly varied and challenging in the heat (not your fault). The accommodation was good and the food magnificent. Good luck for the rest of the year." A. Purvis et al, UK (Historic Villages & Valleys of the Tarn Guided Walking

"Enjoyed experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the people after a delightful day walking in the countryside. Thank you again William for another memorable family holiday." N & A Blackhall, UK. (Beautiful Brionnais: Secret Hills of Burgundy Self Guided Walking)

"Excellent hotels, good general plentiful documentation, and enjoyed having 7 breakfasts, 6 picnics and 6 dinners (quite unusual on such trips)." A & E Gould, UK. (Alps to Med Trail Self Guided Walking)

2016

"We felt that everything on this walk was just as promised. We felt very much at home in both the places we stayed at...such good dinners and at our first family guesthouse the fun of meeting up with other guests of different nationalities. Picnic lunches were good too..and a very interesting wine tasting in Fuisse where we stayed for our second place. I enjoyed every day of the holiday...." L. Floyd, UK. (Beaujolais and Burgundy Uncovered Self Guided Walking)

"I just wanted to thank you again for such a great walking trip that you put together for us this past September. I am still basking in the memories. I hung the map up so I can recall the trip every day, and I’ve been telling all my friends about it." D Streeter, USA (Beautiful Brionnais: Secret Hills of Burgundy Self Guided Walking)

"Enjoyed meeting all the hosts, sampling local dishes and wines, and the old towns of Arbois, Poligny, Chateau Chalon and Baume. As before, a great holiday." A & C Nicholls, UK (Jura Wine Trail Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed the variety of scenery and places to stay. It felt like a brilliantly friendly part of unspoilt France. We really loved it. Thank you." T & P Broughton, UK (Jura Wine Trail Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed the medieval villages/hamlets, the local cuisine and wonderful hosts." J & A Jerse, Canada (Tarn's Medieval Bastides Self Guided Walking)

"Great scenery and views and lovely accommodation." D & J Roach, UK (Tarn's Medieval Bastides Self Guided Walking)

"Great combination of the walking, the views and the accommodation & food along with the hosts." J. Runnalls & A. Kelly, Australia (Secret Provence: Tour of the Baronnies Self Guided Walking)

"Enjoyed the variety of scenery and accommodation, the opportunity to speak French with our hosts and the walks to wear off at least some of the excellent food." R. Hirning & A McConnell, Canada. (Panoramas of Provence: Grand Tour of Luberon Self Guided Walking)

"Fabulous walking and staying in refuges in wild mountains. Best holiday we've had for ages." O & S Watts, UK (Trekking Tour of the Vanoise Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed the flora at this time of year (June.) Such a delightfully quiet region." S & P Bloomfield, UK (Tranquil Auvergne Trail Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed the walking, wildlife, pretty villages, terrific views and good hotels. Your guidebook was excellent and very accurate with directions. E & D Banister, UK. (Alsace: Vineyards & Mountains Self Guided Walking)

"Holiday has exceeded expectations. Really enjoyed it. Lovely unspoilt region." A. Solomon, UK (Alsace: Vineyards & Mountains Self Guided Walking)

"I thought the choice of accommodation was brilliant with each property ofering high levels of hospitality but all so different too." T. Whitehouse, UK (Beautiful Brionnais: Secret Hills of Burgundy Self Guided Walking)

"Amazing choice of guest houses. We enjoyed staying at such varied guest houses & meeting so many friendly people, both the host & hostesses and the fellow guests." B & V Marlow, UK (Beautiful Brionnais: Secret Hills of Burgundy Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed the excellent route, the variety of accommodation and their location in small villages." P. Matthews & K. Dwyer, USA. (Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour Self Guided Walking)

"Each walk was different, with its own challenges and each day with its own great moments." D. McMeekin, E. Wherton, Canada. (Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed the sense of adventure walking to an unknown destination but knowing there will be a bed, dinner and welcome on arrival. Excellent food & wine." C & S Lloyd, UK (Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour Self Guided Walking)

"We enjoyed meeting people, touring with friends, seeing the countryside, the wine picking and seeing French villages and village life/locals and having fun with the language." B & M Wallis, UK (Beaujolais Wine Trail: Chateaux & Medieval Villages Self Guided Walking)

"Everything was well planned and surpassed expectations. The scenery and hospitality from really nice people and superb evening meals." J & S Allen, Australia (Beaujolais Wine Trail: Grand Cru Self Guided Walking)

"Walking with beautiful scenery & medieval villages. Enjoyed all walks. Was very impressed and grateful for so much information. Instructions were very good & easy to follow. Lovely accommodation and owners." J & T Fawle, UK (Historic Villages & Valleys of the Tarn Self Guided Walking)

"We had excellent food and wine at all guest houses. We have really enjoyed every bottle of Beaujolais wine - red, rose or white - that we have been offered. Your walking notes were absolutely excellent and very informative about village history etc. Your organisation was faultless and your choice of guest houses enabled us to experience some of the local French way of life here. We have been enormously impressed by the quality of the whole experience." J. Campbell, Australia (Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour Self Guided Walking)

"Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful countryside: wild flowers, birds. Very 'French.' Made to feel welcome. Thanks - we had a brilliant time." J. Goddard, UK (Tranquil Auvergne Trail Self Guided Walking)

"Mont Mezenc was so beautiful. We had a wonderful holiday." J. Baker, UK (Tranquil Auvergne Trail Self Guided Walking)

"We LOVED this holiday - the rhythm of walking and arriving tired but ready for a lovely dinner was marvelous. Delicious picnic lunches with fabulous views were definitely our style. We enjoyed the beauty and variety of walking valley to valley. We especially enjoyed walking along the ridges. We will definitely come back to do another trip with you." M. Brodhead, UK (Historic Hill-top Villages of Drome Provencale Self Guided Walking)

"This was a superb trip in every way imaginable. You have my gratitude and congratulations on a job well done." R. Taft, USA (Panoramic Vercors Self Guided Walking)

"Guest houses were all great. Lovely area, very friendly, fantastic wines and food." M. Tanner, UK (Beautiful Beaujolais Trail Self Guided Walking)

"Enjoyed discovering this region and walking in its beautiful landscape and appreciated the English hospitality." G. Noetzlin, Switzerland (Mendip Explorer: Somerset Heights to Somerset Levels Self Guided Walking)

2015

"We certainly all had a brilliant time thanks to the magnificent efforts you made for us. Migs and Jacques were a magnificent duo, Cordes is the perfect venue and the hotel couldn’t have been any better.  The experiences you set up over and above the pleasure of the walks were beyond all expectations and I should like to reiterate my sincere thanks to you for everything." B. Wombwell, UK (Historic Villages and Valleys of the Tarn Guided Walking)

"We had a super holiday, (weren't we lucky with the weather!) and you and Ann really worked hard to make it so enjoyable. We do hope that we shall meet again - you are surely at the top of the list for guiding us!" L & E Fielding, UK (Jura Discovery: Wine Trails and Medieval Villages Guided Walking)

"I was impressed from the first moment I walked into my room at Aux Terrasses and got my personal walking notes (with my name on them.) Honestly, you couldn't make this holiday any better. Everything worked smoothly, the guest houses were wonderful, the hosts very welcoming, the paths lead exactly where I was told they were going and routes well thought through with plenty to see along the way. Will definitely book again!" I. Davies (Medieval Burgundy: The Monk's Trail Independent Walking)

"We particularly enjoyed the small guest houses where we were made to feel like family friends. Even our daughters spoke some French!!" A. Blackhall, UK. (Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour Independent Walking)

"The whole experience was great. Everything was well organised, different accommodation, good food and great walks." D. Searle, UK. (Beautiful Beaujolais Trail Independent Walking)

"A delightful holiday! Food, wine and scenery wonderful. The accommodation was all of high standard and each had its own distinctive character." C & J Parish, UK. (Jura Wine Trail Independent Walking)

"Thanks very much for putting so much thought into making this a memorable holiday for us." R & D Flack, UK. (Secret Provence: Tour of the Baronnies Independent Walking)

"The whole trip was excellent. Thank you for arranging the logistics of our wonderful holiday. We had a great time and would definitely use your services and expertise again if we're considering another holiday of trekking in Europe." M & J Musnicki. USA (Trekking Tour of the Vanoise Independent Walking)

"Overall, an excellent walking holiday." H. Baber, UK. (Tour of Queyras: An Alpine Secret Independent Walking)

2014

"We have both enjoyed a terrific week! Many thanks for organising and booking such a tremendous walking holiday. We had a really delightful time. All of our hosts were so friendly and welcoming. We very much enjoyed all of our days of walking, and the variations in landscapes and changing flora in the forests. I really loved walking along the ridges with views of the valleys and peaks in dappled light. The green and yellow fauna was also really stunning. The notes were excellent and made everything very, very easy ... Many thanks for such detailed instructions. Many thanks again for all of your efforts. We very much appreciate the knowledge, organisation and care that you have put into providing a holiday package such as this." M. Ma, UK. (Tour of Ardeche: Rustic Trails Independent Walking)

“Just to say thank you so much for such a wonderful trip in the Queyras. I'm already missing the treks in that beautiful landscape and I really appreciated how you chose a different walking experience everyday. And no maps; you just effortlessly led us onto the right paths and up to those stunning views!” M. Barlow, UK. (Queyras: The Best Kept Secret in the Alps Guided Walking)

"The "Beaujolais Wine Trail" independent walking tour gave us four days of walking through beautiful countryside and five nights of splendid eating and wine-tasting with friendly and charming hosts. All of our hosts were very gracious in sharing with us not only their wine but also their experiences as grape growers and winemakers. High Point Holidays designed this very interesting tour and made the day-to-day arrangements, all of which worked without a hitch. We have now done two independent walking tours arranged by High Point and recommend the company to anyone interested in this kind of holiday." R. Thompson, USA. (Beaujolais Wine Trail Independent Walking)

"The "Jura Wine Trail" independent walking tour was our second High Point Holidays tour. It took us through breathtaking countryside by day, placed us in wonderful guest houses by night, and introduced us to the really interesting wines of the region. Our hosts were uniformly friendly and gracious, and the day-to-day details of the tour went pretty much without a hitch. If you're interested in this kind of walking holiday, we strongly recommend High Point Holidays!" R. Thompson, USA (Jura Wine Trail Independent Walking)

"The service (from William [High Point Holidays]) was fantastic, and the cycling notes were the most comprehensive that I've ever seen. Many Thanks!" R. McDonald, Australia (Beaujolais-Burgundy-Brionnais: The Three Regions Tour Independent Cycling)

"Thanks for another great walking holiday. I really enjoyed everything - the weather, the beautiful countryside and the autumnal colours, the pretty villages. And of course Cote Vigne and the hospitality of Jorge and Marc. A really good trip. And we loved Lyon too." C. Calow, UK. (Burgundy: Best of Medieval Burgundy Guided Walking)

Links for individual Testimonial Pages

Alps to Med Trail (Independent Walking)

Tour of Ardeche: Rustic Trails (Independent Walking)

Tranquil Auvergne Trail (Independent Walking)

Beaujolais Discovery (Guided)

Beaujolais Wine Trail (Independent Walking)

High Beaujolais Hills (Independent Walking)

Beaujolais Vintage Wine Trails (Guided)

Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour (Independent Walking)

Beautiful Beaujolais Trail (Independent Walking)

Secret Burgundy: Chardonnay Vines & Historic Villages (Independent Walking)

Burgundy: Chardonnay Wine Trails (Independent Walking)

Beautiful Brionnais: Secret Hills of Burgundy (Independent Walking)

Romanesque Burgundy: The Monk's Trail (Independent Walking)

Jura Discovery: Wine Trails and Medieval Villages (Guided Walking)

Jura Wine Trail (Independent Walking)

Pyrenees Coastal Trail (Independent Walking)

Cerdagne Explorer: Lakes, Mountains & Hot Springs (Independent Walking)

Delights of Historic Dordogne (Independent Walking)

Queyras: The Best Kept Secret in the Alps (Guided)

Tour of Queyras: An Alpine Secret (Independent Walking)

Trekking Tour of the Vanoise (Independent Walking)

Secret Provence: Les Baronnies (Guided)

Secret Provence: Tour of the Baronnies (Independent Walking)

West Highland Way & Skye (Independent Walking)

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