Obviously, comfort ranks high among our criteria, together with good service and warmth of welcome. We also set a high priority on charm and style, and the location is an important consideration. Most of the hotels we use are rated as 4-star, with some 5-star and a few 3-star (one is 2-star, but pleases every time).
We invest similar efforts in the selection of restaurants, menus, and wines, aided by staff with a specialist knowledge of these areas. For flights and trains, we try to choose the most convenient departure times. Rail journeys are usually in first-class seats.
We can provide a holiday without international travel if you prefer, allowing you to make your own arrangements. It is also usually possible to make other variations to the package.