We were thrilled with our Iceland short break which exceeded our expectations. The hotel was great and the staff and owner exceedingly helpful. We were placed in a room which we felt was one of the best in the hotel as it faced north and had its own back door, enabling us to pop out and see the Northern Lights whenever they appeared (and yes they did twice!). The car hire was efficient and the day tour even better than we anticipated as we had our guide to ourselves in a great Superjeep! He went out of his way to be helpful and gave us a great really long and varied experience. The snowmobiling was also well-organised and great fun and absolutely everything ran to time. We followed the itinerary for the self-drive tour day and were very pleased with everything we saw. There is a great walk along the river at the top of the high waterfall, which we enjoyed and we finished off with the Blue Lagoon which fitted perfectly into our return trip to the UK. We loved it and have already recommended it to friends. Thanks for organising everything for us. Gill
Firstly, can I say what an absolutely fantastic week that was. I've not had many holidays where I've come back wanting to get straight back on the next flight and just do it all again! Alan and I felt the whole holiday experience was brilliant. It felt very bespoke and personal and that the people who met us, guided us around, provided the transport, food and all those wonderful activities were top class. The hotels were superb too. The Tree hotel and the Ice Hotel - well what can we say! an amazing experience to stay in such unique places. The activities were just wonderful and each day brought us a new adventure. The lunches that were cooked for us in the snow, in a barn in the forest and in a teepee were such a lovely surprise too and greatly enhanced the experience ... We would both like to say a big thank you for organising such a brilliant holiday in such a stunning location. We have both agreed that the holiday is in our best three - ever! and we will definitely recommend you. Hopefully we will be able to travel with you again sometime. Thank you again. Kind regards,Karen & Alan.
I cannot say enough about this event in totality. It was great.The costume fitting was fab, the interaction with the staff was fab. The costume itself was complete with gloves, hat, purse. Thus one looked all put together. Once upstairs to the table I enjoyed it tremendously. Full of activity, laughter, music and performers while we dined. Sharron.
A really superb holiday. Everything was very well organised and the activities were so enjoyable that it wouldn't have mattered if we hadn't seen the northern lights (as it was we were lucky enough to see them). The guides were very friendly and professional gave us lots of local knowledge and made sure we were always looked after, they did a great job. Comfortable clean hotels with helpful staff and good food. Sally.
Our holiday was just fantastic thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the holiday including the accommodation, especially at Mattarahkka where we were made to feel so welcome and 'at home' by Mikko and team and at the Icehotel for it uniqueness. We enjoyed all the activities and seeing the spectacular auroras. We would love to go back sometime. Many thanks for helping to organise such a wonderful holiday. Regards Cathy & Mike.
I would like to thank you and Kevin for making this trip the most incredible experience ever. We had a wonderful time, how lucky were we as we saw the lights twice. Hooray! I would just like to say how well your company run the trips, like a well oiled machine. Everyone is so helpful, patient and friendly. Husky driving is the best trip ever, so exciting and the dogs are really friendly, like the people who run it. So when you go I hope you have as wonderful time as we did, and whilst you're there could you thank everyone at the hotel again. They even went as far as to lend myself a hair band for the husky trip that's how helpful they are. As is your guide there too. Simon the sami guide went out of his way to make sure we saw as much of the lights as he possible could, so grateful to him. Again thanks and have a great time. Gillian.
We had a great time in Venice. The Metropole hotel and staff was extremely good and helpful. We enjoyed the Tiepolo Ball very much. The costumes were lovely ....we all had a good time. I would very much recommend the hotel. Regards Jean.
Thanks for the e-mail, we had a great time - everything went really well. Carole actually didn't like her costume once she tried it on, but the lady in the shop was great and sorted out another costume straight away - so we spent the day wandering around Venice in dress. The ball was excellent - we had a great time with the others on the table. I would not hesitate to recommend the weekend, I know that Carole had a birthday to remember - plus I will keep looking at your website for other ideas. Mick.
Oh yes it was all we expected and more! we were very lucky to have seen the lights every night with the show getting better each time!! Your team in Sweden were fantastic, fun, helpful, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with so thanks to all of them! Toby had a lovely birthday thank you.... Once again pass our thanks on to all in Sweden and to you all too here at home! Karen.
Just to let you know we had a fabulous time at the Venice Carnival, everything went to plan with no problem and my costume was exactly as I expected and fitted perfectly .... it was a wonderful experience and one I would like to do again in the future! Regards Linda.
Thank you all so much for arranging such a wonderful week-end break in Swedish Lapland for my daughter and son-in-law. They had an absolutely amazing time. They thoroughly enjoyed all the activities planned for them and the friendliness and enthusiasm of all the guides in Kiruna. As an added bonus they were blessed with ideal weather conditions and were lucky enough to experience spectacular viewings of the Aurora Borealis on both evenings. They were both completely blown away by the whole experience. Everything went absolutely without hitch, thanks to your expert planning and attention to detail. They couldn't believe how much they had crammed into such a short time. Thank you all once again for your help and advice during the planning of the trip. In my daughter's own words ............ We have had the best time of our lives ........You have made me one very happy mum! Regards Carole.
Ground arrangements in Rome were excellent. The Hotel was first rate... The guided tours were just right and the guide, Michael Karris, splendid. Very, very well informed, but unless questioned limited the info he imparted to interesting essentials.
We had the best New Year ever! I've never been so amazed by such natural beauty, the neverending amounts of snow against magical skies and even the Northern Lights on two occasions!The excursions were incredible and we both felt so lucky to have so much time experiencing them (in comparison with other holidays we looked at). The guides were a real bonus too - extremely friendly and helpful, while providing us with 'real' information about Sami life. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Lucy.
Thank you so much for organising a simply amazing trip. We didn't manage to see the Northern Lights but that became a minor detail in comparison with everything else we got to see. Our Thorsmork trip was truly exceptional and our guide Magnus certainly went the extra mile to make it an unforgettable day. He was great. John.
Yes we had a fantastic time and cannot speak more highly about the whole experience. The team at Mattarhakka (still cannot spell it!) absolutely made the holiday for us with their friendly, relaxed, yet perfectly organised hospitality. The Lodge itself was gorgeous and I hope it stays unspoiled and chilled. Many thanks for all your help and please pass on my thanks to both Mikko and Johan. Kind Regards Clare and Ronnie.
Our trip was wonderful thank you. The service and arrangements experienced were very professional and efficient, I can't praise you all enough and will be posting on social media. With kind regards Pam.
My husband and I have had some good holidays in the past, but our 5 days in Swedish Lapland will now take some beating! We would like to thank everyone at Weekend A La Carte who made this trip possible. Everything went like clockwork from our very first contact with you, to getting back off the plane home, (except we were hoping that would be cancelled so we could stay longer!) and the trip was even better than we could ever anticipated. Our first 2 nights were in Mattarahkka Lodge. The lodge itself was immaculate and the friendly laid back atmosphere was just what we need as a change from our hectic lifestyles. The staff were so kind, accommodating and welcoming, it felt like we were staying at a friends house. The trip up to the Abisko Mountain Lodge was equally as good. The room was basic but very clean and the food was excellent. The last night in the IceHotel was a once in a lifetime experience and rounded off a memorable 5 days. As for our itinerary ... we packed as much as we could into our time. The Sami experience, Husky safari, snowmobile tour, the hot tub on the roof, the Reindeer safari, and the night up the Abisko Sky Station were all such fun, well organized and great value for money. We also did the Lights Over Lapland photo experience and we were lucky enough to witness the most awesome display of the Northern Lights and capture it on camera with the help of Chad. So answer to your question ... did we have a nice time? It was simply awesome! Thank you so much! We would also be very grateful if you could pass on our thanks to your team in Kiruna and Abisko as they really made our holiday very special, without them it wouldn't have been the same. We have, and will, recommend Weekend A La Carte to as many people as we can and definitely, use you again to book our next magical holiday. Kind Regards Claire and Brian.
Our break was fantastic thank you. Everything went according to plan. Hotel Ranga was amazing, we saw the Northern Lights every night, and our glacier/waterfall Superjeep trip was brilliant, mainly because our driver/guide, Magnus, was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I can thoroughly recommend his trips. Thanks again! Sharon.
Great success, everything was fine and exceeded expectations and will go back some time in summer. Northern Lights on 2 nights, spectacular on 2nd occasion. I would recommend to anyone.
Colin and I had a fabulous time in Iceland. It's a very beautiful country and all the tours and activities we did were very well organised. The Blue Lagoon tour and volcano/jeep tour stand out as particularly special days. The tour guides on the volcano tour were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive, and we had a very full and enjoyable day, despite poor visibility preventing us from going to the top of the volcano. Both hotels were of a good standard, the staff very friendly and helpful, and I particularly liked the food at Hotel Ranga.