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Many thanks for visiting my Travel Counsellor page!
My name is Dave Pryde and I am your personal independent Travel Counsellor based in St Fillans in Perthshire. Not only am I lucky enough to live in one of the most picturesque parts of Scotland, I am also privileged to be able to spend my working days indulging in my greatest passion - travel!
Throughout my working life, I've travelled extensively for business purposes. In addition, I have spent holidays in a number of fantastic locations across the globe; Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Corsica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Fuerteventura, The Gambia, Gibraltar, Gozo, Gran Canaria, Greece, (13 different islands and locations) Italy, La Gomera, Lapland, Majorca, Malta, Menorca, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, mainland Spain, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Zambia, as well as a number of places across the United States of America, including Houston, Las Vegas, New York, Phoenix, Sedona, San Antonio and San Francisco.
I spent many happy hours researching, planning and organising these trips as well as many more for family and friends to all sorts of destinations, both domestic and international.
My extensive experience in all of this means I know just how important it is that, for a trip to be successful, everything has to be thoroughly planned and properly organised. I fully appreciate that you are spending your hard-earned money and I can promise you the highest standard of personal service at all times and when it’s most convenient for you. You are guaranteed my commitment whether it’s a UK mini-break or a holiday of a lifetime.
Your time is precious and if you’ve booked your own trips in the past, you’ll know how long it can take to trawl through pages and pages of offers and alternatives and still not be sure at the end of it all that you’ve got what you wanted!
So, if you’re looking for a first-hand reference on pearling or triking in Oz, a ‘Big 5’ safari or diving with great white sharks in South Africa, a trip to meet the real Santa Claus or maybe a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or Victoria Falls, why not give me a call and save yourself some time and energy? Rest assured, I will treat your enquiry just as if it were my own.
I look forward to helping you make your travel dreams come true!
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Ros Cruickshank
Edinburgh, 03 November 2016
Dave listens to what you actually want and then finds it! Friendly, helpful and efficient I would not hesitate to recommend him to others .
Sent in by Tony Dix
Bristol, 24 July 2013
My plan was to find a romantic destination and ask my girlfriend to marry me! Dave could not have done more to make my trip one of the most memorable of my life. His attention to detail and outstanding communication meant I felt confident that the trip was going to exceed my expectations. And Dave did not disappoint. He arranged a 1 week holiday in Santorini, Greece. The location and hotel was stunning. Dave had been in touch with the hotel on numerous occasions to ensure all my requirements were met. We were upgraded on arrival and the hotel staff could not have done more to ensure we had a magical stay. Dave liaised with the hotel to plan my marriage proposal which went seamlessly…and she said yes! Dave is the best Travel Counsellor I have ever used and I will use him to arrange all my future travel requirements.
Sent in by Colin Cotter
Penicuik, 17 June 2013
Absolutely excellent service from specifying my requirements to making the booking and receiving the documentation. I was kept informed at all stages and given options where necessary. Without a doubt all future holiday requirements will be fed through Dave Pryde at Travel Counsellors!
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
Contact me on 01764 784990
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.
07 May 2015
After a very red-eye Flybe trip down to Southampton and a quick transfer to the City Centre from Parkway Station, the taxi driver who took me to the port asked if I’d been on Eclipse before. Not only had I never been on the ship, I have to admit to never even having seen one of such gigantic proportions up close and personal, Eclipse was even bigger than I could have imagined! Check-in was smooth – predominantly because I’d arrived very early. Those who came later did not enjoy such a smooth transition through security! On board, the scale, grandeur and...
09 August 2013
I first went to Lewis and Harris back in 1985 and have been promising my wife, Lynda, that I would take her to see these wonderful islands ever since. We both recently read the fantastic Peter May trilogy about a Scottish policeman, Fin McLeod, who returns to his native Lewis after a personal tragedy. Inspired by May’s powerful and poignant descriptions of the people and life on the islands, we were genuinely excited about our 5 day tour which I put together! We travelled to Uig on Skye to board our ferry and less than two hours later docked in Tarbert, the...