We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend itA review of Discovering the Enchanting Alentejo Coast by Alistair Parker29 April 2015
Scorings never seem to allow you to say what you want to say! As with our Finnish trip, holiday package sale and admin was very good - no complaints at all. Only two activities on this trip. First the jeep tour by the Rep at Milfontes thro dunes and cork plantations - highly recommended. Rep arranged included wine tour/tasting. Evora one was unavailable but substitute at Azeitao much enjoyed. Note any purchases have to return home as hold baggage if not bought as duty free. We are more into scenery, flora and fauna than churches and town/cities. Therefore found the quiet peaceful villages and countryside to our liking, plus the corks, storks and other birds. The coast was most impressive. Locals friendly and helpful. Did enjoy Evora and Lisbon tours, but cut out some of the retail and hilltop castles/churches. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend it. Obviously everyone has different interests but I think the itinerary provided opportunity for all. We made some amendments to that suggested and don't regret that. It’s a lovely area, unspoilt and very quiet out of season. The accommodation was varied and interestingly different - well chosen. We will consider another Artisan holiday in the future. Many thanks. Alistair Parker
Wow what an amazing holidayA review of Kirkenes - Northern Lights And the Snowhotel by Chris Meigh14 April 2015
Kirkenes Northern Lights and the snowhotel Where to start - what an amazing trip. We did the trip to Kirkenes and went snowmobiling across a frozen fjord, dog sleighing through the Siberian forest and looking for the Northern Lights on the frozen ocean. It is truly indescribable. It really was a once in a lifetime experience and I thank you for making it go so smoothly. We had no problems at all - all the pickups were on time and well organised, everything that they said was included was (including a lunch that we were not expecting) and all the activities were outstanding. We went for my mums 50th birthday and it really did make it unforgettable.