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  • This is not a holiday but a trip & experience of a lifetime...

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  • The South Africa tour was a well rounded tour, covering a lot of ground and exposing us to the diversity of the country.

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  • The Big Journey Company does an outstanding job planning and organising the daily activities. I would highly recommend them.

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  • Mark & Karen were excellent. They were friendly and welcoming, a pleasure to be around!

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  • A fantastic journey and everything was first rate! Amazing attentive drivers & great food. Very well organised and attentive staff, going well out of their way to assist & accommodate all disabilities & interests during the Grand Safari of Kenya.

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  • The Grand Safari of Kenya is a well planned 'Big Journey' that caters for all eventualities. Nothing is too much trouble.

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  • Jackie was exceptional. Friendly, helpful & well informed. Her energy level and excitement about our journey were lovely. She is a real asset for the Big Journey Company. We were very pleased to find out that our next Big Journey experience will be led by her.

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  • I loved the Christmas Market Cruise. If you were only to do one cruise in your life, choose this one! Everyone is so happy & everywhere you go is so beautifully decorated.

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  • Sam is very warm & friendly but also very professional and organised. A first class escort in India & Nepal!

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  • Andy & Sam have been absolutely fantastic. They were enjoyable & knowledgeable in all areas. Andy's background & experience and ability to explain truly enhanced the Essential Scotland tour.

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  • Andy was absolutely fantastic. I learned so much of Scotland's history, culture & outdoor sporting life!

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  • Adam was knowledgeable as this was his second ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro, he ensured our safety & well-being the whole time, he was a great asset to all. Jess was amazing to have along, her personality & attitude made the trip very worthwhile.

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  • Thank you to Sam Smyth for the fantastic tour of India and Nepal. She ensured that everything ran smoothly, we all saw tigers, even if seeing one in the grounds of the resort at Ranthambore was a little too close for comfort! Well I don’t think she had any hand in that really, but we’ll let her take the credit!

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  • Mark Bates did an excellent job throughout our travels.

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  • Wonderful trip! Great job by Mark!

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  • This was our first tour and our first trip to England, and it was fantastic. We had the best time getting to know the other members of the group and seeing the sites. Mark was fantastic. He made the trip so enjoyable, and was so knowledgable. Handled everything so professionally.

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  • Very nice - Would highly recommend this trip to all. Mark is Wonderful.

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  • Mark was very good. He was calm and knew how to plan for unseen circumstances. He was always cheerful.

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  • Mark Bates was exceptional.

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  • Mark was excellent - Funny & well informed. I would travel again with Big Journey!

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  • Mark is a great guide, friendly and always available/ready to help and make things better.

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  • Mark was great, if we take another trip, we would like it to be with Mark Bates.

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  • Mark was fabulous; funny, informative & very accessible! Would love to do another tour with Mark.

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  • We really enjoyed Andy's professionalism, energy and experience. I was very impressed with The Big Journey's ability to guide us during our trip to the Bitter Root Ranch. Andy was amazing!

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  • Andy Dell is personable, energetic, diplomatic and an EXCELLENT escort. I will look to book future "adventures" with Andy as leader. I trust his judgement.

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  • Andy did a great job! He went above and beyond to accommodate us!

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  • So is amazing and takes such good care of his groups! I talk about the company with everyone I meet!

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  • On every Big Journey adventure, the people we have travelled with have been friendly and welcoming, but more importantly, caring, helpful and supportive.

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  • This is our third trip with The Big Journey Company with India to come this year. Each one has been a real experience. This company knows what we want and delivers every time.

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  • So, as usual is more than an escort and travel guide. We feel he is our friend and fellow holiday maker.

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  • This was a complete package, perfectly organised, that showed mother nature at its very best.

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  • So is the best. Would love to do another trip with him. Looking to do another Big Journey!

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  • Look no further than the Big Journey Co. for a truly memorable experience. Our trip was exhilarating. We have been looked after at every step of the way.

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  • This was beyond doubt, a dream come true for me.

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  • Cannot think of one negative! So went over and above what he promised.

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  • Big Journey is a wonderful way to travel. Guides are all excellent & informative. Always fun!

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  • Big Journey: Great company. Great trips. Great people.

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  • A once in a lifetime experience! Thoroughly enjoyable. Beautifully organised and a variety of tastes and abilities catered for. We definitely recommend this holiday.

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  • We looked forward to this trip for almost 6 months and had great expectations. The trip was EVEN better than we thought it would be.

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  • Simply the best!

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  • Everything about this event contributed toward an outstanding and memorable experience. Could not have been better!

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  • Absolutely outstanding.

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  • All I can say is ‘Wonderful’!

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  • The pleasure of travelling with Big Journey is that they take care of everything. They also add additional treats according to the group that is travelling and their interests. First rate!

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  • What a wonderful whirlwind trip around the Lake District! Gorgeous scenery and historical sites with knowledgeable guides who considered passengers needs and current weather conditions for planning.

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  • Having travelled all over the world, this was a wonderful experience - great choice of location.

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  • It will be a life experience. Excellent 5-star service that combines luxury with adventure. It is the best of all worlds and a great way to travel. Beyond the wildest of expectations.

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  • The Big Journey Company is 5 stars all the way. The itinerary is well vetted and the arrangements at every level are exceptional. Thank you for allowing us to tour with you and share the good times with great people.

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  • A remarkable and memorable trip.

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  • So was always there and ready to answer any questions, also fun. He arranged to change the schedule according to desires of the group. Great trip! Will recommend Big Journey & Tweedsmuir Park Lodge to friends.

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  • All ran very smoothly even when we wanted to change arrangements made. Great flexibility. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is a magical place that kicks into touch all the stresses of the world. Experience it and have fun.

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  • Excellent! They took very good care of us. Their instructions, locations and times were clear. Plus they were fun. We plan on taking other escorted events, especially if “Big Journey” is involved.

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  • Love love love Tasman and So. Very on top of good and bad issues. Great problem solvers. Fantastic personalities. Would enjoy more trips with them.

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  • Took care of us every step of the way. Planned fun things to do and were easy-going and pleasant.

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  • Couldn’t have asked for nicer folks! So warm, always smiling - Very well organised! Seamless! Thanks.

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  • This is our 3rd trip with Big Journey and would we go again... A big fat yes.

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  • An excellent adventure, well organised, very informative and The Big Journey Company reacted quickly and expertly to all eventualities. A wonderful experience.

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  • The holiday was amazing and we will remember it for many years to come. This was truly a 5 star holiday

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    The Big Journey Company took us on a trip of a life time. They looked after us extremely well. Always very professional and respectful. If we ever have an opportunity to go on an escorted tour we would always travel with The Big Journey Company.

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  • This trip was a photographers dream!

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    We feel as though we really learned a lot about South Africa's culture and history. It was a busy trip but allowed us to see and experience South Africa and its vast diversity. The tour escorts Sam & So were so caring and made sure we had everything we needed and wanted. Our tour guide Garth was very knowledgeable and personable. We will definitely book another tour with Big Journey!

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  • The Big Journey Company has provided my wife and I with experiences, memories and friendships that will last us a lifetime

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    The Big Journey Company has provided my wife and I with experiences, memories and friendships that will last us a lifetime. After years of conventional holidays we wanted something different, and initially opted for a safari across Kenya; which went on to surpass our expectations in every sense of the word. It was much more than just witnessing animals in their own habitat against a back-drop of breath-taking scenery, it truly opened our eyes to a whole new culture within the heart of Africa. We found the same in other BJC destinations like Egypt, China and Norway with each one providing an insight into other peoples’ way of life amongst the famous landmarks associated with each country. The BJC honestly puts together superb itineraries which take full advantage of the destination within the allotted time-frame. The fact that everything is taken care of from start to finish totally alleviates the stress of holiday planning. The BJC representatives really do provide a hands-on professional service from the moment you express an interest in traveling with them. They operate a superbly ethical business and provide a first-class service to Diamond Resort Members, and we have never encountered a problem. If like us you grew tired of spending a fortnight on a sun-bed trying to acquire a tan destined to fade, then search for your inner Indiana Jones and explore the world under the professional guidance of a BJC escort, so that when you do reflect on your travels you will have no regrets, just extraordinary memories!

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  • it gives you so much peace of mind knowing they are there looking after your holiday. They work tirelessly to ensure you can relax

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    Thank you Big Journey for our memorable holidays to Kenya & China. I would recommend anyone use BJC as they look after your every need, whilst you can concentrate on relaxing and enjoying the well-organised trips, meals and entertainments. Every aspect is planned and arranged for you. A BJC representative will be there to deal with any eventuality (even hospital trips, I trod on a sea Urchin!) and it gives you so much peace of mind knowing they are there looking after your holiday. They work tirelessly to ensure you can relax! Even birthday presents are planned!

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  • On all these escorted tours, I met and made new friends and reacquainted with old ones.

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    My travels with BJC have been wide and varied. First in 2007 to Canada and Alaska, which was most enjoyable. Since then I have visited the Lake District in England, Australia/New Zealand, Borneo, China, cruised the Mediterranean and been on safari in Kenya. On all these escorted tours, I met and made new friends and reacquainted with old ones. The travel arrangements are brilliant, you’ve no need to worry about bookings and accommodation. The team members at BJC are very knowledgeable about all areas and always courteous; nothing is too great or small for them. I WILL use BJC again in the future.

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  • caring, experienced and knowledgeable travel professionals but above all else they are thoroughly nice people.

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    We have had two holidays with The Big journey Company. Both were fabulous and great experiences that will last long in our memories: Our first was a seven night safari in Kenya and a three day stay on edge of the Indian Ocean, just North of Mombasa. On safari we saw just about every wild animal you could expect to see including, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, elephants, hyena, hippos and so many more. Our guide was both friendly and knowledgeable and ensured we saw Kenya as we could have only imagined. The hot air balloon trip across the Masai Mara was a simply breath taking, once-in-a-life time experience. And at the end of the Safari being able to relax in a quality hotel was the icing on the cake! The travel arrangements and itinerary were slick, and the whole amazing experience was underpinned with the reassurance of having a representative of the BJC nearby at hand for superb advice and guidance. Kenya was so good the following year we chose a Mediterranean cruise. Another seamless and problem free holiday that enabled us to do exactly as we wanted which occasionally was absolutely nothing! The food was fabulous and we punctuated our week with excursions ashore to make the experience even more memorable. Would we recommend the Big Journey Company? Absolutely. They are caring, experienced and knowledgeable travel professionals but above all else they are thoroughly nice people.

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  • It's like having a well-travelled friend who puts together the sort of trip they know you would love

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    We have taken 3 escorted tours with Big Journey Company and have another booked for later this year. Organisation has always been faultless. It's like having a well-travelled friend who puts together the sort of trip they know you would love. Big Journey Company tours allow us to use our Diamond Investment to take those once in a lifetime trips.

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