Thank you for providing me with the trip of a lifetime!
The Freedom 100 tour of 2016 was more than I imagined; it exceeded my expectations. Meals and hotels were excellent. Both the guide and driver excelled in their knowledge and were extremely accommodating.
I look forward to traveling with you again.
The E and B Travel Service in collaboration with Trafalgar Guided Tour of Beaumont Hamel 2016 was the experience of a lifetime! From the moment we started our 10-day journey, we were provided with great service, outstanding accommodations and meals as well as the most professional coach driver and travel director who went above and beyond to accommodate personal side trips of our group to visit cemeteries of their loved ones not on the itinerary. The tour traveled from Paris to Belgium which took us to towns, cemeteries and the 5 Caribou sites but the highlight was being at Beaumont Hamel for July 1 service. I stood in awe, silence, and reverence as my eyes wandered over this battlefield, its trenches and the danger tree … this was truly a moving day in my life!
It was clear from the start, that both Derek of TPI, and Trafalgar Tours, fully understood the significance of this trip and the impact it would have on all of us. Special visits to a loved one’s final resting place, an emotional toast to our brave soldiers on the morning of July 1, and the opportunity to participate in the Menin Gate Last Post ceremony were just some of the memorable moments that made this a trip of a lifetime. To top it off, we had an incredible tour guide, James, whose knowledge and respect for this history, endeared him to all of us. Thank you, Derek and Trafalgar.
My husband and I took part in the Beaumont Hamel / Trail of the Caribou 2016 Tour. It was one of the most amazing unforgettable experiences of our lives. Every detail of this trip was planned to perfection. E & B Travel Service went above and beyond to ensure that this trip was a memorable one for all……especially considering that it was the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. I highly recommend. the 2017 Tour. You will not be disappointed.
From Day 1 of hearing about the Freedom 100 trip to Europe with E and B Travel Service in conjunction with Trafalgar Guided Vacations, we were hooked. We had wanted to visit Europe, but this trip was going to be special. This trip was going to include a visit to the Caribou Monuments throughout France and Belgium that were erected in memory of fallen Newfoundlanders. Our trip would also take us to Beaumont Hamel for July 1.
Because we lived on the West Coast of Newfoundland, we were unable to make the meetings in St. John’s. But, Mr. Winsor of E and B Travel kept us well informed through emails and phone calls regarding every aspect of the trip.
The hospitality and service given to us by Sarah, our guide, and Robert, our driver from Trafalgar, our experience of seeing France and Belgium was beyond what we expected.
To say that this was a trip of a lifetime falls short of what we really felt. We hope to deal with E and B Travel and Trafalgar again in the near future!
Joan and Wade P
Just wanted to say that my Beaumont Hamel experience and my booking with E and B travel service was perfect in every way. I cannot say enough about the wonderful time we had on this adventure. Professionally planned out to the smallest detail. Do not hesitate to use Derek Winsor for any of your travel needs for upcoming travel. Memories I will cherish forever.
Our memories of the Beaumont Hamel 2016 tour are still fresh in our minds. It was a trip of a lifetime for us.
We were pleased to visit all the Caribou Sites, with the Beaumont Hamel site and ceremony being the highlight.
Being at the sites, and travelling through, and visiting the various towns and other points of interest was much more
meaningful than reading about them.
Our tour guide from Trafalgar was knowledgeable and always available for questions.
The travel arrangements and hotel accommodations were well organized by E and B Travel Service.
We are very happy we decided to take this tour.
Thank you very much.
Frank and Janet
Best guided tour I ever had. Very personalized for me and my daughter.
Trafalgar tour guide exceptional. The Caribou sites,Cemeteries and Beaumont Hamel ceremony mind boggling, feel very privileged and humbled to be there. The trip of my lifetime. Would and have recommended Derek Winsor and Trafalgar Tours as the best to be found anywhere.
Thanks Derek (E & B Travel) & the Trafalgar team for such a special & amazing Beaumont Hamel Freedom 100 tour. The itinerary covered so many awesome sites. Highly recommend this great experience.
Excellent tour & Itinerary. Should be on every Newfoundlander’s bucket list! Thanks Derek & Trafalgar for a job well done.
“We have traveled on many occasions as a part of tours that help remember the sacrifices of our veterans in many different conflicts. When given the opportunity to travel with a large number of Newfoundlander and Labradorians to Beaumont Hamel for the 100th anniversary, we were happy to be a part of such an important event. Derek and E&B Travel were professional, timely, and respectful during the entire process. The trip was an unforgettable experience and Derek worked effectively with Trafalgar to ensure all details were worked out and went the extra mile to ensure that many personal visits were able to happen, including one for my own family. We appreciate all of the hard work Derek and E&B Travel put into this experience and we recommend him for this opportunity.”
Ret. General Rick and Joyce Hillier
Hey Derek. The trip was amazing!!! -Hotel was great. A really convenient location. Close to Port Authority which made it really easy for getting the subway and buses. -Shuttle service was great. I had a bit of trouble getting through at first for the return trip but once I got through there was no issues. They were really helpful.
-What can I say about Come From Away….I laughed and I cried a lot! It was something I’ll never forget. I would go back and see it 10 more times. And meeting Petrina and Romano just put the icing on the cake. Thanks for that.
Thank you for all your help. You’ll be hearing from me when I book my next trip.