“Dear Peter and Tom – Thank you both so much for leading us so expertly and professionally through our recent visit to Venice. What a magical and beautiful world you showed us, and in such an intense and informative way. I love music and art, but have no deep knowledge in that sphere, and the facts you both imparted were often mind blowing and overwhelming, but all the better for that. You opened up a desire on my part to become better informed.
We were so lucky to see those beautiful buildings bathed in sunlight, surrounded by sparkling water and I wish you both a very happy time with your next group. I deeply envy them as I’m suffering serious Venice withdrawal symptoms. With great regards to you both and hopes we will meet up again. Gill Dixon.”

Venice 2015

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“Dear Tailored Travel
We had such a good trip to Venice in January that we wanted to let you know about it.
It as a very full-on schedule and not a moment was wasted. The morning lectures, all the visits within the lagoon (a lot to buildings we would not have known about otherwise), the trip to Vicenza (a delightful and historic little town), the recitals, the art appreciation, in fact everything melded beautifully into a whole.
Everything appeared to go absolutely according to plan (we’re sure not without careful management behind the scenes) and our lecturers / managers Peter Medhurst and Tom Abbott worked so well and amusingly together to the benefit of us all. Tom deserves special mention for his solicitousness in unfailingly helping everyone on/off boats.
The only part which was a slight disappointment was the performance at The Malibran Theatre. It was interesting to see inside the recently restored theatre, but the opera chosen is performed very infrequently, and I can well see why ! !
Thank you for an excellent trip.
With all good wishes,
Dawn and Heather “

Venice 2015

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“Dear Peter

Thank you so much for a wonderful musical week in Venice. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. You and Tom looked after us brilliantly . . .  Vanse”

Venice 2015

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“Dear Michael and everyone involved with the Venice trip at Tailored Travel, just a quick, totally inadequate note to thank you for organising the most wonderful trip to Venice! Everything was so well thought out and worked like clockwork. Tom Abbott was an excellent organiser and seemed to have endless patience and care for us passengers. And words fail me to describe Peter Medhurst’s contributions! We learned sooooo much from him all the time … not only about music, but also about history and much more. His playing the organs in 4 different venues were highlights all the way, as was the special evening opening of St. Mark’s Basilica. I felt so lucky to be one of the participants and my friends Betty and Heather and Jim felt the same. Please pass on my thanks to all involved in this trip, with kindest regards, Eveline”

Venice 2015

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“Dear Peter
Please forgive me for taking so long (and by email) to say thank you for a most enjoyable and informative trip to Venice. Tom too was so helpful and attentive to our needs. With a comfortable and well placed hotel, good company, your morning lectures, art, history and architecture plus 2 operas and a concert, it has been a memorable visit to a magical city. Recordings of Vivaldi have featured as background to the usual chores on return! Joan”

Venice 2013

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“Dear Peter,
Sita and I really enjoyed our holiday and in particular the musical dimension and your insight into Monteverdi and Vivaldi’s influence in leading European music.  With an old man’s memory, I do wish I had a video recording of your Venice lecture series, which were certainly for me the highspot of a most enjoyable trip . . . . . We both took to Tom, admiring his energy in that he had to bustle about so much to keep us in order.  Many examples come to mind, such as porters for the suitcases into the airport and rushing upstairs to see if we should be assembling in departure before asking us all to climb.  I congratulated him on his substantial voice and good articulation – most essential for my ageing ears in the crowds.  I leave unsaid his depth of knowledge of the super rich Venician art, history and where to find it!
Thank you both so much, Brian and Sita”

Venice 2013

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“Dear Peter,
Just a quickie to say that I enjoyed our week very much. I thought it was really well planned, full of interest and very varied. The hotel couldn’t have been better placed too. Thank you for a memorable week.  Sue”

Venice 2013