Travel is my passion and to help my clients full fill their dreams is my personal goal. And this last year has proved how lucky we are to be able to have experienced different cultures. We will travel again and now is the time to make plans for those special holidays for 2022 / 2023. My aim has not altered, to make the planning of your travel arrangements, whatever the costs, as exciting as the trip itself. So don't leave it too late as once the skies open up travel will be busy again.
My most recent travel experiences are Cambodia March 2020, Sri Lanka March 2019, Tenerife July 2019, Danube river cruise August 2019, Mauritius September 2019, Kangaroo Island Australia October 2019, Mauritius August 2017, Seabourn cruise Norwegian coast July 2017, South Africa in April 2017 and a river cruise on the Danube in October 2016. Dubai, Mauritius - Luxurious Dinarobin, Trou Aux Biches and clear seas. Porto Sani Village Halkidiki - large rooms, excellent service, fantastic food, beautiful white sandy beaches and warm seas. Lagos Portugal - quaint cobbled streets, pavement cafes, street entertainers and a lovely cooling breeze in the evening even in August! Namibia September 2012 - I lost my heart to this stunning beautiful country, stunning scenery - details on my journal. Las Vegas - more to see than just casinos. Universal Studios - Florida just cannot get any better!
Personal service - I pre-book seats, airport lounges, theme park tickets, airport parking/airport assistance, excursions and more
With over 40 years in the travel industry, I offer personal recommendations (see my list below)
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Being part of Travel Counsellors gives me the flexibility to offer you expert travel advice from the comfort of your home at a time convenient to you.
My travels include: AUSTRALIA - Perth , Sydney, Adelaide, kangaroo Island, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, MAURITIUS, EGYPT - Nile Cruise, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, ISRAEL - Eilat, Holy Land, USA - Florida, New York, Washington, Las Vegas, CANADA - Toronto, Niagara Falls, FRANCE - Paris, Brittany, Normandy, Vendee, MONACO, SPAIN, Costa Almeria, Madrid, Lanzarote, Ibiza, Costa Del Sol, Tenerife, GREECE, Crete, Zante, Corfu, Sani Resorts - Halkidiki, ITALY, Rome, Pisa, Florence, BELGIUM, CHANNEL ISLANDS, HOLLAND, Amsterdam, POLAND, Warsaw, Krakow, CYPRUS, SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town. CRUISES, QE2, Voyager of the seas, Freedom of the Seas, Britannia, Emerald River cruises, APT River cruises, SEABOURN, CARIBBEAN, Barbados, Antigua, MOROCCO, Marrakech, DUBAI, PORTUGAL Algarve, NAMIBIA - touring/ safari. SRI LANKA touring, INDIA - Deli, Agra, Jaipur, DANUBE River Cruise, CAMBODIA
I also have knowledge of many other destinations - Bhutan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Ecuador, Costa Rica
Thank you for looking at my web site, I look forward to talking to you
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
29 February 2020
It was with much excitement my sister and I travelled to Cambodia, this was a big tick off my wish list, but also being lucky to share this experience with my son and his girlfriend who were 6 weeks into a three month Asian adventure. Sisters on Tour - we flew with Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow to Phnom Penh in Premium Economy Class. Not as luxurious as Qantas, Virgin or BA Premium Economy Class, but a comfortable flight on the Dreamliner with good service. Phnom Penh is a must for a couple of nights to see the Killings Fields Genocide Museum...
04 September 2019
We flew from Stansted to Colombo via Dubai. Although the aircraft was on a B777 the seats can be narrow. I would recommend to book seats at the back in the row of 2's, the best seats are the middle row of the 2's. On 15th March we arrived in Colombo. We changed some money on arrival although the rate at 224 Sri Lankan rupees to £1, locally you can get around 232. We were meet outside by our guide Chanaka Amarasinghe, who was fantastic, interesting, informative and very intuitive: the perfect guide. We arrived late afternoon and went straight to the...
10 August 2019
A Danube river cruise is an ideal way of experiencing the different cultures of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary without having to unpack. The choice of excursions was great, something for all abilities. Some stunning cities, gorges and scenery. The boat was beautiful, the cabins were a good size, with lovely balconies. The food was very lovely with good options at every meal. Service and staff excellent.
21 June 2017
Going back to South Africa after 10 years was amazing, my first trip was just a four night stay in Cape Town, although a 12 - hour flight there means there is little time difference, so it's easy to settle into the normal sleep routine. Sunny Cape Town is prettier than I had remembered, with some amazing hotels. From the smaller boutique style Queen Victoria, the classic Cape Grace and luxurious Belmond Mount Nelson, to the modern One & Only Cape Town. The Victoria & Alfred waterfront was the ideal location, with an amazing atmosphere, restaurants and shopping, along...
05 September 2012
I was lucky to be invited on a cultural tour of Namibia, to visit the San, Ovambo, Himba and The Damara people – the latter being one of the oldest cultural groups in Namibia. We also had a short visit to Etosha National Park. Many people still live in the round wooden huts with straw roofs and wear traditional dress, the Himba in particular have avoided western clothing and choose to mix with modern Namibians in their traditional clothing. The people are all very friendly and interesting to listen to, they live by the same traditions as their parents and...
Sent in by Anna Sugden
Great Shelford, Cambridge, 19 April 2021
Cheryl is always a conscientious, efficient and caring Travel Counsellor, ensuring our trips and travel are as flawless as possible. She's at the end of the phone when there are hiccups, solving any issues that may arise. This is in addition to making sure that our trips are just as we want them and the best value possible. During Covid, Cheryl surpassed herself! She arranged, rearranged, cancelled, rescheduled and sorted everything for us, managed to get refunds or credits as possible and to our preferences and kept us informed at every step of the process. She has been the consummate professional even when it must have been a nightmare for her personally and professionally. She is definitely one of the reasons TC were so highly rated during this crisis! Can't recommend Cheryl highly enough!
Sent in by Nicki Punshon
Cambridge, 19 April 2021
Cheryl is the most vital part of any family holiday. From recommendations to booking, managing the paperwork, and always being on hand before and during the holiday, she brings piece of mind to every trip. Wouldn’t go away without her!
Sent in by Adrian Harris
Fareham, Hampshire, 19 April 2021
My wife and I have only recently started using Cheryl and Travel Counsellor, we do enjoy travel but never enjoyed trying to find the right flights, hotels, car hire etc etc - using Cheryl, we now simply provide our requirements and preferences - and as if by magic we get presented with a few options all fully costed in order to allow us to make our decision. Cheryl clearly understands the industry and using her knowledge is able to tailor a holiday to perfectly suit our tastes, whether a city break, a cruise, or our planned trip to Singapore and Australia next year - she has made everything so easy and clear. Thanks Cheryl, we are so pleased you've been able to get through this very tough period for he travel industry
Sent in by Amanda Annetts
Cambridge, 17 April 2021
Cheryl has now sorted out two great holidays for us, Singapore and Las Vegas but more importantly she has shown her value as a travel consultant during the Covid pandemic sorting out our cancelled holiday to New York, re booking the trip, which sadly was cancelled for a second time. Her advice, always happy to answer questions and all round friendly manner, would make me recommend her service to everyone. Knowing the service she provides, we have booked two trips for later in the year. We know she will give us any advise and support required, because her experience and knowledge gives us confidence.
Sent in by Sandi Porter
Cambridge, 16 April 2021
I have been very happy with Cheryl Harradine's efficiency and keeping me up to date with my holiday situation. Sadly it was cancelled last year but Cheryl was immediately in touch and arranged for a refund. It has been rebooked for June this year which again may be a bit doubtful but Cheryl is keeping me well informed of the situation. I have recommended her to many friends as her efforts in getting and arranging the perfect travel arrangements for her clients is second to none.
Sent in by david rudge
sawston, 16 April 2021
Cheryl was very helpful and knowledgeable when she booked our St Lucia holiday, thoroughly recommend her
Sent in by Clare Driver
Ickleton, Saffron walden, 16 April 2021
Cheryl has been my travel agent for over 20 years. I have had smooth holidays to many countries, car hire, flights, hotels and discounts on those that I never knew existed thanks to her proactive amazing service. Many times flowers and champagne seem to be in the rooms on arrival. If there has ever been a hitch one call and Cheryl sorts it out. As soon as I can travel freely again I have absolute confidence that Cheryl will know the covid rules regulations and recommendations for a care free trip in the UK or overseas. In addition Cheryl is a lovely person who always goes beyond the call of duty- a pleasure to know her and I recommend her with the highest regard. Clare Driver Local Cambridge resident and Director Domestic Bliss Appointments
Sent in by Carol Lindsell
Sawston Cambridge, 16 April 2021
Thank you for all your help in getting our money back in lockdown it was very efficient and I didn’t have any worry will be booking again when we feel the time is right Kind regards Carol
Sent in by Fiona Waters
Great Shelford Cambridge, 16 April 2021
Dear Cheryl Yes it is a long time since we have been able to use your services due to ill health and inability to travel but we will never forget the wonderful holidays we have had thanks to you Your organisational skills were second to none Everything went to plan from leaving home to arriving at the airport getting on the plane being met the other end on time by delightful agents who made our holiday go seamlessly We would never want to organise a holiday without you It is only our old age frailty and Covid restrictions that prevents us from phoning you immediately!!! Myself and my family would recommend you Cheryl to all and sundry! With very best wishes Fiona Waters and family
Sent in by Tony Whyberd
Cambridge, 16 April 2021
Cheryl has been helping me arrange my holidays for five years. Her help has been more valuable than ever over the last twelve months, as holidays have been postponed and cancelled because of the Pandemic. Simply getting hold of Travel Companies to discuss the situation has been very difficult, for understandable reasons. However, she took control of my issues and I have received a full refund for one holiday and have re booked another for September. I am sure that I would have found it very frustrating trying to resolve this myself, given the enormous number of people trying to do the same thing at the same time. Cheryl is just as much help in the difficult times as she is in the good times.
Sent in by Pam Fuller
Cambridge, 16 April 2021
Very happy with excellent and professional service with great attention to detail and help when needed. Thank you, we can always rely on you
Sent in by Colin Holdaway
Hilton , 15 April 2021
What an exceptional lady Cheryl is. Consistently going the extra mile which always creates a wonderful holiday. On a regular basis she ensures we have the latest Covid travel restrictions. Thank you.
Sent in by Wendy Little
Downham Market, 15 April 2021
Cheryl is a very friendly travel councellor. My husband and I wouldn't book any holidays now unless we book through Cheryl. She is always on the other end of the telephone no matter where you are which gives us such confidence when we are travelling.
Sent in by Tim Overton
Bristol, 15 April 2021
Always contactable in person, faultless service and innovative suggestions for a well deserved break in these uncertain times; Cheryl always delivers!
Sent in by Teresa and Robert Russell
Kimbolton, 15 April 2021
We have been lucky enough to have been dealing with Cheryl at Travel Counsellors for decades, resulting in many wonderful holidays all over the world, expertly and efficiently arranged by Cheryl, her attention to detail and knowing exactly what we require makes booking any holiday a pleasure, we highly recommend Cheryl, you won’t regret it!
Sent in by Carol Webb
Sawston, 15 April 2021
Cheryl has planned and arranged many amazing worldwide holidays for me for over 20 years. Throughout that time she has always delivered a service second to none and I feel privileged to have benefited from her advice and expertise. I can’t wait to start travelling again and safe in the knowledge Cheryl a always has her clients best interests at heart have already had a chat with her about the the most suitable places to visit at the moment.
Sent in by Jo Thwaites
Cambridge, 15 April 2021
Cheryl has always matched our requirements perfectly, she is friendly and helpful. Takes all the stress out of planning and booking a holiday. Would definitely recommend her!
Sent in by Judith Casey
Sudbury, 15 April 2021
Cheryl has always been there to help us with any travel planning whether near or far.She managed our sometimes demanding itineraries perfectly and we will certainly return for her advice when circumstances allow.
Sent in by Clive Sprawson
Huntingdon, 14 April 2021
No foreign holidays booked or planned for this year (2021) but i have been very impressed with the way you, Cheryl, deal personally with each client's bookings and successfully managed to get full refunds for the vacations that were booked through you and subsequently cancelled because of Covid. Hopefully, by 2022, things will have improved and we will be looking to book some well deserved trips abroad. Thank you for looking after us so well.
Sent in by Kris Ramasra
Hunstanton, 14 April 2021
I needed to go to Barcelona last year in July. Usually I would book the flights myself, but the booking systems seemed to be in total chaos because of the Covid crisis. Cheryl managed to book the flights for me and made sure that I knew what extra documentation I would need. I was very impressed and grateful for her service. Thank you, Cheryl!
Sent in by Anne Armson
Balsham, Cambridge, 14 April 2021
I was so disappointed that my Cruise to the Azores in March 2020 was cancelled at the last minute due to The Coronavirus pandemic. My Travel Counsellor Cheryl was amazing and got the refund procedures instigated very quickly and the monies were back in my Account within a few weeks. So many of my friends had to wait months. I have recommended Cheryl to many friends in the past and shall continue to do so.
Sent in by Julie Moy
Cambridge , 14 April 2021
I had to cancel my holiday due to covid.Cheryl kept me informed and worked hard to get all my money refunded.l was very grateful for all her efforts which wasnt easy.l look forward to travelling again in the near future. All my trips have been trouble free and travelling to Africa with my friend and granddaughter it was reassuring knowing Cheryl was at the end of a whatsap or phone call.
Sent in by Michelle Cookson
Cambridge , 17 September 2019
I have recommended Cheryl to family and friends. She has looked after us for more than 20 years, booking all of our holidays and trips around the world. She is endlessly patient and always puts together a great holiday - all organised from the moment we leave the house until we return. She is also on hand if there are problems while we are away. Amazing
Sent in by Tony Whyberd
Cambridge, 15 September 2019
I have recently come back from a holiday in Sestri Levante in Italy. Everything was organised for me by Cheryl Harradine and, as usual, I had nothing to do except wait for the travel details to arrive shortly before my holiday started. She arranged priority boarding, my requested seat on the plane and transfers. Cheryl has arranged all my travel needs for a number of years and I have no hesitation in strongly recommending that anyone wishing to book a holiday or business trip speaks to Cheryl and lets her deal with the detail. Tony Whyberd September 2019
Sent in by Annie Neill
Cambridge, 07 September 2019
Cheryl has arranged a number of holidays for my family of seven and our latest one, a Mark Warner holiday in Rhodes, was again a great success. Cheryl offers competitive prices combined with a great depth of knowledge and no need to hang- around -on- the- phone- service. She is so friendly, helpful and a short notice offered a wide selection of Mediterranean options. Our holiday produced a high number of laughs per hour for the entire family and I can't wait to go again. Thank you Cheryl.
Sent in by Suzanne Liddell
Bishops Stortford, 04 September 2019
I have used Cheryl for two or three holidays and have found her to be extremely helpful with everything. Thank you Cheryl .... I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.
Sent in by Caroline Ribton
Stapleford, 04 September 2019
Fabulous holiday and a wonderful service with the help of Cheryl. Thank you
Sent in by Steve Hartley
Waterbeach Cambridge, 03 September 2019
As a family we have used the first class service Cheryl provides many, many times over a lot of years. In our opinion Cheryl’s service, professionalism, and thorough understanding of what we look for in a holiday is second to none. Thanks vey much for the help you have and continue to give to our family Cheryl......we will be back!!
Sent in by Denise Newitt
Cambridge, 03 September 2019
Simply excellent service, the best.
Sent in by Anne Armson
Balsham, Cambs, 03 September 2019
Cheryl is so helpful, efficient and always gives every attention to details with my travel plans. I have no hesitation in recommending her to my friends and have done so many times.
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 01223 842670