My name is Jan and I am your personal Travel Counsellor based in Horsham.
My business is solely based on recommendation and referrals from clients and has grown through offering nothing less than exceptional personal service shown by the testimonials below. Travel Counsellors is a multi award winning company based in six countries worldwide permitting help and assistance 24/7 when travelling.
I am able to assist with all your travel arrangements from your honeymoon/trip of a lifetime, long or short haul, cruise, ski, city break, business travel, flight or accommodation only. Car hire, airport parking and insurance services are also available.
Working from home provides my clients with the flexibility to contact me at a time convenient to them. As an independent agent, I am able to offer impartial advice and will find the travel experience to suit you at the right price.
No more searching for that parking space or queuing at the high street agent and all with no extra cost for my services. Having travelled extensively, I can recommend many destinations from personal experience.
You not only have my personal service from the time of booking until you safely return but also the knowledge that, in addition to the ATOL protection provided by the CAA, our unique Travel Counsellors' Trust covers every single element of your booking. That’s peace of mind you don’t get elsewhere!
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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."
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 Alice Melly
Waterlooville, 20 August 2019
I just wanted to say that you absolutely hit the nail on the head with this holiday. The hotel was fantastic and definitely worth paying for the premium serenity area. It was so peaceful and everything easy to walk to as well. We both had an absolutely wonderful time so thank you!
Sent in by Jo Boulton
Bromley, 02 July 2019
What can we say, it was fantastic! Perfect location, great hotel with everything we had asked for. Did a couple of excursions including Montenegro which had the most spectacular scenery! Thank you, again, Jan, for coming up trumps with that little gem!
Sent in by Charlotte Tasquier
Bath, 12 June 2019
Super helpful and friendly service, I highly recommend. Jan found the most perfect location for our honeymoon with the best perks, even at such short notice. She did all the research when I didn’t have time too and answered the many questions and ever changing requests!
Sent in by Wendy Kyrle-Pope
London, 03 May 2019
Would be 100 if that was allowed!! (Regarding her rating of the service provided - maximum 10!)
Sent in by Christopher Melly
Chorleywood, 23 April 2019
Helpful and prompt service. Kept me informed throughout the process.
Sent in by Carrie Phillips
Horsham, 04 March 2019
Great personalised service. Knowledgeable, friendly and patient with regards to our response times (!) and questions. Would definitely recommend. Will definitely use Jan again.
Sent in by Steve May
West Sussex, 19 February 2019
As always, Jan has been amazing!
Sent in by Simon & Jo Boulton
Bromley, 09 November 2018
Having now used Jan for 4 trips, we can only say how amazing Jan is sorting our holidays, ranging from Thailand for our 30th wedding Anniversary, to a family trip to New York. Nothing is ever any problem and we would definitely recommend Jan without reservation. Thankyou Jan.
Sent in by Gaynor Waters
Llanidloes, Powys., 05 October 2018
I wouldn't use anyone else. Brilliant service!
Sent in by Wendy Horton
Woldingham, Surrey., 07 September 2018
Jan, as ever, has provided a very efficient friendly and informative service. Superb customer service!
Sent in by Angela Stone
Epsom, 28 August 2018
I have used Jan Ledger of Travel-Counsellors for a few years and she is always very helpful. I have previously recommended Travel Counsellors to friends and family in the past and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jan to others in the future.
Sent in by Iain Driscoll
Cairo, 08 August 2018
We had a fantastic trip and we are still amazed at the price we paid given the quality of the hotels and flights. We will not only be recommending the trip to others, but will be sending them your way.
Sent in by R Battey
Exeter, 23 July 2018
We have always found Jan to be extremely supportive of our travel plans, from the initial discussion of possibilities, the refining of the detailed itinerary to the careful administration and paperwork of actual departure. After the event, it is a very nice touch to have a review of the whole holiday to see if matters could be further improved. Usually, it is difficult to think of details that need improvement, so smoothly had the whole process gone. Mr & Mrs Battey
Sent in by Jo Boulton
Bromley, 15 May 2018
Truly paradise! The hotel, staff, location, pools were all wonderful! The room was first class, next to the pool! Nothing was too much trouble and staff always asking every day if we needed anything. A first class personal service! Well done Jan! You've done it again! Thank you for making our 30th wedding anniversary something we will never forget!
Sent in by Quinton Newcomb
London, 08 May 2018
Thank you very much indeed. You’ve made it all so easy and I have really appreciated your help
Sent in by Sarah Hares
Crawley, 23 February 2018
Jan is very helpful and returns my calls and emails when she says she's going to. I will be recommending Jan to all friends and family.
Sent in by Rose Evans
Horsham, 20 February 2018
Jan has provided a service that I believe goes above and beyond. Jan looks at even the smallest details and advises accordingly. I totally trust her advice and judgement.
Sent in by Sara Bennett
London, 17 February 2018
Jan is the consummate professional travel advisor. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to family and friends.
Sent in by Mark Gilbert
South Africa & London, 29 January 2018
By far the best customer support I have experienced in any field, anywhere - for years! Well done. You will be recommended and used by me whenever I need to look for a holiday etc. Huge thank you!
Sent in by Nick Tasquier
Horsham, 29 January 2018
Jan took time to understand our requirements, advise and assist in fulfilling them for us.
Sent in by Angela Stone
Epsom, 29 January 2018
Jan is friendly and helpful and I have recommended her to family and friends who have used her. Will definitely continue to recommend Jan to friends and family.
Sent in by Ian Roberts
Horsham, 17 January 2018
Jan was most helpful in arranging my dream holiday and ensured that the booking process was made easy. I trusted her judgement in ensuring I have made the right choice for my family and feel confident our holiday will more than meet our expectations. Have no hesitation in recommending her services to my family and friends.
Sent in by Thomas Hurst
Worthing, 09 January 2018
Jan always offers great help and advice, delivered with the perfectly balanced friendly but professional and quick service - and at a good price too!
Sent in by Chris Rainey
Bradford on Avon, 11 December 2017
We would both like to thank you once again Jan for all you do for us, we will give you a call when we get back and are ready to arrange our next trip.
Sent in by Lynne Melly
Gosport, 05 December 2017
Jan is always professional, always prompt and has helped us enjoy many great holiday experiences.
Sent in by Ian Brown
Burford, Oxon, 07 November 2017
I was very pleased with the professional service provided by Jan Ledger especially as the holiday was not straight forward to organise as it involved family getting together from three continents.
Sent in by Vivien Piper
Bath, 30 October 2017
Thankyou for tickets which have arrived safely and for the info about the car. Thank you for organising it all so beautifully for me once again.
Sent in by Alison
Powys, 23 October 2017
I already do recommend Travel Counsellors and specifically Jan Ledger to anyone whenever opportunity arises. Sadly, none have taken her contact details, as yet, but I see that as their loss. I cannot fault the service I have received over the years and would not consider booking an overseas holiday through anyone else.
Sent in by Jo Boulton
Bromley, 20 October 2017
Jan is an absolute godsend when we are going away. First with Hawaii for our 25th Anniversary and now with Thailand for our 30th Anniversary and also New York for our daughter's 30th Birthday. She knows everything there is to know about all aspects of planning a trip, and I would definitely recommend her. Well done Jan!!!!!!!
Sent in by Shibani Kaushik
London, 25 September 2017
Jan was so patient and helpful with all our requirements and questions. This was despite us being in a hurry to book at the very last minute!
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12 September 2017
I decided that I would like to visit Russia and after much consideration settled on a river cruise which provided not only the opportunity of visits to both Moscow and St Petersburg but also provided the chance to view and explore the countryside between the two cities. After arrival in Moscow the transfer to the river cruise terminal through the city provided our first insight in to the city of Moscow. The following day brought an early start for a morning tour of the Kremlin complex, the old fortress that was the centre of the Russian Orthodox Church but is now...
30 June 2017
Perhaps one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets – the island of Corsica! An uncommercial, green land offering stunning mountain scenery, long coastlines dotted with beaches and sailing ports, combined with a wealth of history and culture! Something for everyone! After a short, two hour flight from London and a mere half hour transfer, I arrived at Mark Warner’s San Lucianu Beach Resort on the east coast in time for lunch! The hotel adjoins the beach and is not large, the 95 rooms ensure you are never far from any of the facilities. Excellent for the times you arrive for...
29 December 2016
At the beginning of December, I was invited by Saga to join a small group to fly out to Gran Canaria to experience Saga Sapphire first hand on her return to Southampton. The ship had left Southampton earlier in December and had already visited Madeira, Tenerife, and La Gomera. Saga Sapphire is a small, relaxing, elegant ship, carrying no more than 720 passengers served by 415 crew. All cabins are spacious with an average floor space of 220 square feet and Sapphire also offers 44 specially designed single cabins. All are well equipped with en-suite bathroom, seating area...
01 April 2016
The first time I flew through Dubai I was extremely apprehensive. As the plane dropped lower and lower, all I could see on the ground was sand! Well, that was around 35 years ago and things have changed a great deal! I have flown through Dubai several times since then and have marvelled at the amazing expansion that has occurred both outwards, upwards and also into the sea. Dubai has become a city suspended between the future and tradition. I made a mental note that I really should return to explore the area. Although I have made many ship visits over...
27 May 2015
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30 April 2015
At the beginning of March 2015, I was delighted to have been able to join the inaugural launch celebrations of P&O’s brand new ship, Britannia, in Southampton. MV Britannia is the largest cruise ship built for P&O exclusively for Britain and she is by far the largest ship in their fleet at 141,000 tons. Emblazoned on her bow is the longest Union Flag in the world at 94 metres. She can carry 3,647 passengers in a total of 1,837 cabins with 27 single cabins (inside and balcony) together with 64 suites and, for the first time on a P&O cruise ship,...
27 April 2015
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30 October 2014
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08 October 2012
I recently experienced a mini version of Travelsphere’s ‘Treasures of Tuscany’ Tour. Set against the wonderful Tuscan scenery, our very hospitable base for four nights was the Hotel Villa Ricci in Chianciano Terme. A big plus was the relaxing thermal pool for unwinding after a hard day’s sightseeing! Our first expedition was to the ancient, picturesque village of Bagno Vignoni. The heart of the village is the Square of Sources, a 16th century rectangular tank which contains the original source of the village’s thermal springs, in use since Roman times. You can even paddle and test the waters! We continued...
23 June 2011
Our arrival at Thanda Private Game Reserve was well timed to coincide with afternoon tea before setting off for our afternoon game drive in an open topped jeep. Within minutes we stumbled across three lions and were able to watch as they drank from a waterhole. After various animal sightings, including two cheetahs, we stopped for ‘sundowners’ in the bush and admired the vast, clear African sky at night. A 5.30 start the next morning enabled us to watch the sun rise over the bush and see zebra, giraffe, African wild dogs, nyala, impala, warthogs and elephant, all metres from...
23 June 2011
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30 November 2010
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