"The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step"
Would you like to have your perfect holiday planned for you? With advice on the best places to go and when?So you save time, worries and frustration and get great deals? With over 30 years experience in travel, you are in the best of hands when it comes to making your holiday dreams a reality.
Let's face it, finding and booking any holiday these days is a minefield of online or high street overwhelm. Also they focus mainly on the masses and rarely offer bespoke, specialised vacations. From the time you first think about going away to the time you arrive back home afterwards, it should be relaxing, exciting, fun and that's why it's important to have an expert onboard, to help you every step of the way.
Whether you travel to Lake Louise or Lombok, Bermuda or Brisbane, or any other destination on this glorious planet, I will be your guide and take care of each individual need. You're either too busy to plan a wonderful trip or don't know where to start, or perhaps you just like the VIP treatment. Either way you're in the right place, so let's start now ... what kind of holiday are you looking to have? Relaxing, exploring, exhilarating or something completely different?
I have travelled extensively for many years visiting the USA - last count 35 states - and Canada, Morocco, Egypt (on 31 separate trips no less!), South Africa, the Middle and Far East, Australia and New Zealand and all over Europe. The love of travel is in my blood and I can share with you all my insights, top tips and secrets to having the holiday of a lifetime.
So whether you're looking to go to far off exotic places or you have business travel needs, or maybe want to plan that romantic weekend in Venice, that special honeymoon or anniversary holiday, or skiing in Whistler or take a pal horse-riding in the Camargue - leave it all up to me, I've got it covered!
.... For Every Mile You Go, I'll Go One Further ....
My promise to you is this - I will personally take care of every last details for you because it is my particular wish that you have the best experience possible with the highest level of personal service and independent travel advice.
Let's get started, shall we? Simply email me on email@example.com to discuss your next trip.
Sent in by K D
BEACONSFIELD, 27 October 2018
Such a good experience having my holiday arranged just for me. Every detail that I asked for was taken care of in a friendly and caring manner. Well done.
Sent in by Ron H
Watford, 21 October 2018
It was a pleasure not having to worry about any aspect of my trip as PJ did all the legwork for me. I'll be definitely be recommending Travel Counsellors to family and friends.
Sent in by Sally H
High Wycombe, 19 October 2018
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for arranging our weekend break to Amsterdam. It was everything we had hoped for and you even had a word with him upstairs so we had glorious weather … thank you!
Sent in by Philippa L
London, 17 October 2018
Thank you so much. Oh such a luxury to have you - it’s been hectic here and I’ve not had to worry about all this!
Sent in by Sally H
Wycombe, 25 April 2018
PJ has arranged several holidays for us and for friends and has always gone above and beyond in terms of knowledge and service. And knowing that should something go wrong that she is at the end of the phone is better than any insurance policy!
Sent in by Ash T
Chalfont St Giles, 25 April 2018
PJ is amazing! She just understands what you're after in a holiday and works so hard to deliver it. Last year PJ arranged a trip to Sorrento for the Myself, Josie and Kay and it was simply the best family holiday we've ever had together. PJ will listen, make suggestions and most of be honest about whether your requirements will fit your budget. PJ is all about making sure you have the best experience possible and bends over backwards to make that happen. Thank you PJ!
Sent in by Marilyn M
Watford, 25 April 2018
I'd sum up PJ's holiday organising as excellent. She's highly efficient, effective and a great communicator. She gets it right because she not only takes the time to listen, but to understand exactly what you want. The result is complete contentment and relaxation even before you set off, because you know you're in the best of hands.
Sent in by Vanessa M
Great Missenden, 26 February 2018
Jodi and I had a wonderful time. The weather was a little chilly at times and only one day was no swimmable. The hotel was charming and lovely and spacious which felt nice. Our room was big too. The place was well equipped with water sports and diving even though we only snorkelled. We played a lot of billiards too which was fun! Thank you so much for organising this for us, it was a precious time spent together!
Sent in by Patrick H
Beaconsfield, 25 January 2018
Love the personal service and care.
Sent in by Richard W
Harrow, 25 January 2018
An immediate response, a good selection of hotels for our selection, very friendly courteous manner. Just the guidance we required. Thank you.
Sent in by Philippa L
London, 15 January 2018
Your service is really amazing - thank you for making this so easy for me and continuing to check me in when I’m away. It’s truly Rolls Royce!
Sent in by Chris J
Harrow, 26 October 2017
I was trying to organise a Paris trip for my wife and I to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and I was trying to do this myself, but was getting nowhere fast as I was clueless. I decided to approach PJ who is part of our networking group. She gave me plenty of ideas, things to do and also what the cost was likely to be. She organised everything for the trip including pick up from the station, the hotel, restaurant reservations, tickets for the Big Bus and pick up from the Hotel back to the station. The packet we received from PJ had all the documents in it and it was in the correct order of use. The Hotel was great and we had a wonderful time mostly because all the hassle factors were taken out and everything went very smoothly. I would highly recommend PJ to anyone wanting a lovely hassle free holiday.
Sent in by Andy C
Amersham, 26 June 2017
Andy and I wanted to say a big thank you for, yet again, a fantastic trip that you have lined up for us, PJ! Every single detail of the trip is always taken care of! We had a wonderful time in Valencia, the success of which was predominantly down to your impeccable research and recommendations, including the fabulous hotel and our hotel room, which included a delicious surprise of cake and champagne for our very special wedding anniversary! Thank you so much for your constantly sterling service!
Sent in by Vanessa M
Great Missenden, 17 June 2017
This is one special lady - PJ Van Zetten. She's organised our holidays for years now and this is the kind of service she provides. Always goes the extra mile. If you love being treated like you are worth a million dollars then please contact PJ and allow her to create your dream holiday for you. She's worth more than her weight in gold. A true gem.
Sent in by Romilla R
Reading, 03 April 2017
PJ thinks outside the box and works to fit travel arrangements to my needs. She is my number 1 go to person for travel advise and bookings.
Sent in by Janet B
Windsor, 07 March 2017
A professional service tailored to individual needs carried out with efficiency, courtesy and quickly. An excellent service that I will recommend to friends and use again. Thank you.
Sent in by Matt T
Chalfont St Peter, 03 March 2017
Grerat service and advice from PJ, made it all very easy.
Sent in by Elaine S
Buckingham, 30 January 2017
I am still coming back down to Earth after my fabulous holiday which was everything I could have wished for, and more. Knowing that all of the transfers were arranged, and that you were there if we needed support, made the holiday infinitely more relaxing. It all worked so seamlessly!! Thank you for all of your hard work in a arranging my my dream holiday! With much love,
Sent in by David M
Hemel Hempstead, 19 January 2017
PJ has never let me down and everything she has done has run like clockwork.
Sent in by Rhona A
Bracknell, 09 December 2016
Excellent personal service thanks to PJ!
Sent in by David M
Hemel Hempstead, 30 November 2016
PJ has never let me down and everything she has arranged has run like clockwork.
Sent in by Graeme S
Wokingham, 12 August 2016
A personal service. Prompt and informative responses. Couldn't ask for more. And a genuinely lovely person, thank you PJ .
Sent in by Emma S
Beaconsfield, 04 July 2016
Never in my life did I think I would use a Travel Counsellor! I love researching holidays. I am also a control freak and I want to know everything has been done properly. So you can imagine it took a huge leap of faith engaging PJ to research and book our holiday for us. However, what I have now learned is that I will never book my own holiday again and I will only ever use PJ. I gave her our varying requirements from three generations of the family. Not only did PJ find us a great villa in Spain meeting all of our requirements, she went several steps further by hand delivering travel brochures, writing our luggage labels, delivering our tickets, booking us in online, and made endless enquiries. She even provided clear plastic bags for our carry-on liquids! Its not just the time it has saved me, its also the sleepless nights worrying what have I forgotten and remembering to check in on time and book the taxi. We all enjoyed a fabulous family holiday, a very special one with lasting memories. Thank you PJ .
Sent in by Mary F
Gerrards Cross, 23 June 2016
I have complete confidence when booking with PJ - and this provides a stress-free holiday including the run-up to it. What more could I ask? Have been very pleased with the holidays booked through PJ, and this is from someone who would normally do our own booking on the internet. Am converted! Wholly recommend PJ van Zetten.
Sent in by Richard O'Hagan
Beaconsfield, 16 May 2016
PJ is so good that I use her over a close family member who works for another company.
Sent in by P Hollingsworth
Chalfonts, 06 May 2016
Thank you so much - we have just returned from the Eiffel Tower where we had the perfect table. It has been a truly memorable day. Thank you for the major part you have played.
Sent in by B Youdan
Colerne, 11 March 2016
PJ has helped us with our holiday arrangements many times now and she is always exceptional. We often leave things til the last minute and change our minds about what we want and PJ is amenable, helpful and an absolute joy to deal with. She is entirely unflustered and always fun. We appreciate her enormously
Sent in by R Shearing
Amersham, 13 February 2016
She listened to our requirements, made a few additional suggestions and came up trumps!
Sent in by P Hollingsworth
Gerrards Cross, 04 December 2015
PJ is always responsive, extremely helpful and 'goes the extra mile'.
Sent in by P Lubbock
London, 12 November 2015
More than likely! Would definitely recommend Travel Counsellors to clients and friends.
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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.
22 October 2017
Last year I decided to go to Italy for my early autumn holiday. I had not decided which region to visit, when a networking client gave me a referral for his 2017 holiday, to Italy! The family wanted to go to an area I knew only by reputation and other peoples’ holidays. Why not go there, I said to myself? Two birds, one stone! So off I went, flew to Naples, hired a car and drove to Sorrento, to explore the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento Named after the ancient Greek word for ‘Siren’, Sorrento would surely have provided a beguiling coastal allure to Ulysses on...
27 July 2017
I was talking to a client who is a passionate Egyptologist. We share a love of Egypt, as I have been there over 30 times. She said she was sad that her husband is no longer well enough to go on day trips. She said she had wanted to visit Highclere Castle, used in the TV series Downton Abbey. When I asked why, she told me that the Carnarvon family, guardians of Highclere, has strong connections with Howard Carter and Pharoah Tutankhamen. They have a superb exhibition of Egyptian artifacts and history related to the finding of the tomb. I had...
18 August 2011
I went to the Hesse region of Germany, with a small group of travel agents to check out the local spas. In German “Bad” means bath and/or spa. Our first stop was the Hotel an der Therme, in Bad Orb, famed for the 'gradient construction' - a blackthorn wall used to filter and concentrate the mineral salts from thermal waters. Walking beside it was like breathing ozone. After walking the medieval town, complete with picture-postcard houses, cobbled streets and an old city wall, we spent the evening luxuriating in the hotel's spa. Their jacuzzis are a gift from the gods. Indoor...
04 November 2009
On a whistle-stop tour of southern Kerala, we tried as many forms of transportation as possible. My favourite was a 38 year old female with a gentle gleam in her eye. It is well worth getting up really early to visit the Elephant Training Camp to watch the youngsters getting their daily bath. For people looking for a different experience homestays are a wonderful way to get to know the people and the culture of the local area. Keralans are warm and friendly and willing to share their time and their knowledge. Cochin or Kochi (meaning from China) is the main...