Hello! I’m Liz and as an independent travel agent and someone who has worked in the travel industry for many years, I can provide you with a personal, friendly and bespoke travel agency service which is second to none.
I’m based in Wivenhoe, near Colchester, Essex, but my customers come from all over the Uk and the World! As your Travel Counsellor, I can arrange a holiday tailored to meet your personal needs, dreams and desires. I take care of everything right down to the tiniest detail, so that you can enjoy a stress-free and hassle-free holiday.
Whatever your holiday choice, whether it be relaxing in the Maldives, enjoying a city break in Europe, enjoying a family holiday in the Canaries, or a city break in New York, a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, a magical trip to Lapland, a cruise on Celebrity Edge, skiing in Colorado, or a cottage in Cornwall. I’m here to help.
I am proud to work for multi-award-winning Travel Counsellors, a company with a high customer satisfaction score unrivalled by other travel agents. Our trophy cabinet is so jam-packed!
Also, to give you peace of mind, your money is 100% safe with Travel Counsellors as it is protected by both ATOL and the unique Travel Counsellors’ Trust, protection which no other travel agency provides.
I very much look forward to becoming your personal Travel Counsellor. Please contact me by email or phone so that I can get to know you and discuss your holiday needs.
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 Samantha Peel
Bishop's Stortford , 13 July 2019
This is our 5th booking with Liz within 4yrs and I can safely say that we have now experienced every area of her expertise. We are are family of 6 with four children under 13 so it's not an easy task to arrange accommodation. With two villa holidays to France, a belated luxury honeymoon in the Maldives, a family holiday in the Dominican Republic and last month a brilliant backpacking holiday in Thailand. Liz took care of every part of the booking including the insurance and saves us a lot of money as she has access to far greater discounts than we could achieve ourselves. I really can't stress enough how much time and money Liz saves us as well as the peace of mind she provides. We look forward to our next holiday in January next year which yet again Liz secured early at a great price. We work so hard all year and a perfect family holiday is always our priority and motivation, so it's important to get it right.
Sent in by Margaret Barr
Edinburgh, 04 July 2019
I find Liz’s attention to detail exceptional and she is extremely professional and knowledgeable about everything. Nothing is too much trouble!
Sent in by Clare Nicholls
Essex , 24 June 2019
Liz recently arranged a trip on the Orient Express for my husband and I. Not only did she flawlessly complete all the necessary paperwork, bookings and notify people about my husbands food intolerance. She also recommended the most fabulous hotel and got us a free upgrade! I couldn't recommended Liz enough and am looking forward to booking with her again shortly.
Sent in by Keith Stetzel
Wivenhoe, 14 June 2019
We approached Liz to help with a trip to South Africa. Through her contacts she managed to put together an itinerary that fulfilled our wish list. The trip went really well and was most enjoyable. Thank you Liz for organising our holiday.
Sent in by Rebecca Brown
Wivenhoe , 10 June 2019
Liz was fantastic at finding a brilliant location for our holiday. We gave her a budget and a date and she found a brilliant hotel in Portugal. Would recommend Liz’s service as it definitely takes the stress out of the holiday. Thank you x
Sent in by Maggei & Paul Brown
Wivenhoe, Colchester, 06 June 2019
Another great trip organised for us by Liz! We are always last minute customers but Liz comes up with the goods which meet exactly our needs: hotel, flights, car hire and locations which suit our interests - culture, history and good food. Our recent return from Crete provided all of this, for which we are sincerely grateful for all the detail and attention to our booking. We couldn't recommend Liz's service and friendly style more highly - 10 out of 10.
Sent in by Claire Rhodes
Wivenhoe , 05 June 2019
Spent a fantastic week in Tenerife for half term. We would definitely go back! We loved the unlimited access pass to Siam Water Park, which we would highly recommend. Liz always makes the process stress free and we can’t wait to book our next holiday through her.
Sent in by Jenny Layley
Witham, 05 June 2019
Liz organised a fantastic long weekend trip to Nice for me and a girl friend. The hotel she chose was spectacular and the location worked really well to give us both a city break and a beach break in one. She also sorted the essential extras like the airport transfers and pampering massages meaning we could just unwind and relax stress free
Sent in by Ginny Howard
Wivenhoe , 03 June 2019
As always, a great front to back booking experience from Liz when my husband and I went to Skiathos. Always good choices and Liz takes all the hassle out! Can not recommend more.
Sent in by Vivien Reubin
Colchester, 18 May 2019
The service Liz provided was a great help to us with our holiday plans as we needed to link up with two destinations in the States. She quickly took on board our specific requirements and answered queries efficiently and in a helpful manner, so that we felt we had the support of her service at all times and could call on her to iron out any unforeseen problems.Throughout, Liz has been professional as well as friendly - we have already mentioned her name as a recommendation to friends, and we would definitely use her services again.
Sent in by Kate Everett
MANNINGTREE, 12 April 2019
Thank you so much for researching and organising our trip to Egypt. You did all the hard work in putting together the perfect trip and your knowledge and personal service have been invaluable. It was so nice being able to focus purely on the holiday with no worries about schedules or paperwork. The hotel and cruise were amazing and you helped to make it a 5-star experience. Thank you so much, I can't wait to book our next trip with you.
Sent in by Rabinder Aulakh
Uxbridge, 08 April 2019
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising another great holiday, it was fab and out of this world and cannot thank you enough, it was perfect. You’ve been amazing. Now I need to organise the rest of hols with you. I’ll get dates and locations and will be in touch. Thanks a million Rabs, Sam, Nicki and Arya.
Sent in by Alison Ward
Colchester, 23 February 2019
Great to have the confidence to tell Liz our budget and aspirations for special birthday trip and know that she would come up with a brilliant package. Loved it. Thank you Liz.
Sent in by Lisa Parker
Brightlingsea, Colchester , 21 February 2019
Thank you for arranging our trip down under... dreams came true and a few wishes were ticked off the bucket list! However the icing on the cake was catching up with our son which you perfectly organised. The trip was faultless and we moved from one adventure to the next all because of your exceptional organisational skills of creating the perfect holiday for us. Role on the next one! Thank you and thank you for the flowers too.
Sent in by Terry Knight
Wivenhoe, 11 February 2019
My wife, my two year old son and I had the opportunity to go to Thailand and after fishing around online trying to put a plan together we decided to speak to Liz. Liz took all the stress away and organised the most amazing trip for us, her contacts and knowledge provided us with the right mix of exploring and relaxing while it was all balanced out to accommodate the needs of our two year old. We both felt that we would not have made the best of our trip if we'd not used Liz and we are looking forward to planning our next trip with her.
Sent in by Simon Beament
Colchester, 06 February 2019
This is the first time i have used Liz and i have to say she sorted us out with a fantastic package to Tromso. The communication, links and excursions went without a hitch. All in a all a fantastic experience at a very reasonable price. She even arranged the Northern Lights to be available for us on two nights. We will definately be using Liz again and look forward to our next mini break.
Sent in by virginia powell
danbury, 03 February 2019
In January 2019 my Husband and I went on holiday to Sri Lanka for one week and then onto Gan in the Maldives for another two. Although we had already been to Gan on two previous occasions we had never been to Sri Lanka, we wanted to see the Temples, Tea plantations, ruins, Elephant Sanctuary as well as the Elephants in the wild and more. we were unsure how to create an itinerary to take in all what we wanted to see and do. Our daughter had herd of Liz via a friend and so we gave her a try. The program she sorted for us along with a driver for the week was amazing, we took in so many sights we wanted to see and more and arranged a a visit to a traditional dance show one evening as well. The driver was fantastic and assisted us in any way he could as well as giving us a lot of information about local sites and customs as the trip went on. We would like to thank Liz for a wonderful holiday and would not hesitate to recommend her to any one wishing to have assistance with arranging a holiday.
Sent in by Elelia Ferro
Colchester , 22 January 2019
Liz came up with a great short break recommendation for Rome which was affordable and in a good location. All our boarding documents and transfers were taken care of and delivered to us which made for an easy departure from home and the airport. When our plane was delayed and we couldn’t find our transfer bus Liz was on hand to help. We will definitely use her services for our next trip.
Sent in by E Dyson
Essex, 27 December 2018
We just wanted to all say a huge thank you for organising our magical Christmas trip of a lifetime to Lapland! We all had an amazing time and enjoyed every single second of it. I will be recommending you to all my friends as it was easy and you made it very personal for the kids with your extra gifts for them. I will send you lots of photos soon.
Sent in by Nadine Gamble
Clacton, 06 December 2018
I contacted Liz as I needed some advice regarding an upcoming trip to Amsterdam which I had organised as a surprise for my brother's birthday. Liz was so helpful in finding out and feeding back to me all the information I had requested. She organised everything I asked for, the information was clearly communicated in a timely manner, and Liz even called after the trip to make sure everything had been ok, you definitely don’t get that from a high street or online travel agent! I highly recommend having a chat with Liz before making any travel plans, she is passionate about the service she provides, and will do whatever she can to take care of every element of your holiday, so you don’t have to worry! Thank you Liz!
Sent in by Laura Ruiu Curtis
Wivenhoe , 06 November 2018
Working with Liz is such a pleasure. The first holiday we booked with her was a day in Lapland last year, which the kids thoroughly loved, so it came natural to me to ask her to organise our wedding in the Caribbean! She recommended Nonsuch Bay in Antigua, where we spent 9 days and got married on the beach. And what a marvellous choice that was! The holiday of a lifetime and the most beautiful dream wedding! Liz has a tremendous attention to detail but the personal care she puts into her clients is second to none. She’s always been on the phone with us, in touch via email and gave us so many presents before and after departure to make this even more special! We love you Liz, you’re the best travel counsellor in the world and you made our dream wedding happen!
Sent in by Fiona Emanuele
Colchester, 06 November 2018
We had a fantastic holiday to Vietnam and Myanmar which was due to the excellent planning by Liz. Everything went very smoothly and exactly according to plan. We would definitely recommend Liz's service and will have no hesitation in booking our holiday with her again.
Sent in by Bev Banham
COLCHESTER, 04 November 2018
Dave and I would like to thank Liz for her help in finding us our holiday in September. In the past we had spent hours on line hunting for somewhere that had all that we wanted from a holiday. Liz found us a few to choose from, we picked one, which was ideal, it was all organised and booked for us and was so simple. We had a great holiday and would recommend Liz to anyone that needs her help and knowledge.
Sent in by Bev Banham
COLCHESTER, 04 November 2018
Dave and I would like to thank Liz for her help in finding us our holiday in September. In the past we had spent hours on line hunting for somewhere that had all that we wanted from a holiday. Liz found us a few to choose from, we picked one, which was ideal, it was all organised and booked for us and was so simple. We had a great holiday and would recommend Liz to anyone that needs her help and knowledge .
Sent in by Miranda Leate
Wivenhoe, 12 October 2018
We booked a long weekend in Lisbon for my husband's birthday. Liz organised this for us, and everything met or exceeded our expectations. The hotel was in a central position and very clean and comfortable. We were at the centre of the heart of the city and able to walk and see everything we planned. We had the security of knowing our money was safe and all transfers and costs arranged and covered, with no risk if anything went wrong. We would definitely use this service again.
Sent in by Stacey Street
Wivenhoe, Colchester , 30 September 2018
Liz was recommended to myself by a friend who has booked many holidays with her. The whole experience was very personal and Liz really understood and listened to what we wanted from our first family holiday abroad, she put together some wonderful holidays for us, after we choose a holiday to Rhodes Liz made sure every detail was covered inc private transfers. The holiday went without a hitch and some lovely little touches were added by Liz like a voucher each for the children to spend at the airport and a lovely welcome home card! I would highly recommend Liz to anyone looking to book their next holiday, a very helpful, kind and understanding lady that really gets and listens to what you want from a holiday! Thanks Liz, looking forward to booking our 2019 summer holiday with you.
Sent in by S Harvey
Ipswich, 25 September 2018
Got back on Thursday, as you know, following a really wonderful holiday - thanks to your careful planning. The hotel was just right, a great location, really good food and good facilities. It was my first visit to Lake Garda and I will certainly return. I want to thank you for fulfilling our brief so very well. You saw that all we wanted was catered for. I shall certainly be in touch again and will unhesitatingly recommend your services.
Sent in by Simone Coetzee
Colchester, 20 September 2018
Liz managed to do the impossible and co-ordinate one holiday involving family members in three different countries! She found us a perfect place to gather in Portugal that had something for everyone - peace and quiet, little towns to visit, beautiful beaches and a huge swimming pool. The place was big and clean and very well serviced. Not having to do any of the hours of searching and flight/car booking and co-ordination was the best bit - she sorted it all without any problems and answered questions promptly right up unti the last minute. Thanks Liz - you know we'll be back!
Sent in by Louise Harrison
Wivenhoe , 19 September 2018
Having decided on our first long haul trip abroad with four year old twins we were initially apprehensive as to how we were going to manage. We needn’t have worried - from the outset Liz had excellent suggestions on how to make the trip stress free and was able to guide us on flights transfers and hotel all within our budget. It meant that the holiday itself went completely to plan and we all had an amazing time. Throughly recommended!
Sent in by Julie Dallrd
Maldon, 07 September 2018
Liz took all the stress out of booking our trip to Paris. The hotel Liz found for us was in the perfect location to explore the city and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you Liz it was amazing.
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20 June 2017
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09 May 2017
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20 March 2017
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13 February 2017
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