What people say

Family Summer Adventure to California and Canada

We just wanted to say a really massive thank you for organising a very special and very successful trip for the four of us – we had an absolute ball!!  The trip was very well balanced which was solely down to us relying on your knowledge and advice on the right amount of time to spend in each place.  We even had several comments on our la Concordia bible that we took everywhere with us and had all we needed for every leg of the journey. Everything was absolutely superb.   Lesley, Simon, Oliver and Isobel

Invaluable assistance on a family road trip to California

Your attention to detail and hotel & restaurant recommendations were invaluable.  The flow of our trip was well balanced between staying in cities, sightseeing and relaxing.  I would certainly recommend your services to others, especially anyone planning a multi-centre holiday; it would have taken me a long time to arrange our trip without your help.  Mark and Family

A great group gathering in Cape Town

Thank you very, very much for arranging our trip to South Africa. From the fabulous villa in Camps Bay, which was ideally located with incredible Table Mountain views and perfect for our large group, to the wonderful La Cabriere in beautiful Franschhoek. Every person in our group, to a man and woman, was gushing in their compliments for the work you had done for us.  Andy

Master of a great itinerary – two contrasting family holidays

Lesley-Ann has arranged a couple of contrasting trips for our family.  The first was the most fabulous ski trip staying in the best hotel I think we have ever stayed in.  She followed our brief to the letter and as result we ended up having a wonderful and, for the first time, hassle free and relaxing skiing holiday.  More recently she put together a ‘road trip’ around Italy for us.  We were slightly nervous about doing city breaks with our children but our visits to both Rome and Venice, either side of a lovely four days in Tuscany, were a total success.  She masterminded a great itinerary which worked seamlessly combining, trains, planes and automobiles with wonderful accommodation.  Lesley-Ann listens to what you want and does the hard work for you, using her vast experience.  I would highly recommend her!”  Joanna, Grant and family

 The best of South America on a fantastic 6 week trip

We toured around Chile, Argentina and Brazil for six weeks and had the most fantastic time.  I did think about organising it myself, but I am so pleased that I didn’t as it was complex and a bit daunting.  You cut through all of that and allowed us to enjoy the planning process as well as the holiday.  The most important thing to me was when we had an issue with one of the hotels you sorted it out for us, to me that is the ultimate in service, anyone can operate when things are going well, but only the best react in a positive way to issues which are almost inevitable on the trip we undertook.  Once again THANK YOU.”  Graham and Alison

An amazing two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia

I cannot thank Lesley-Ann enough for organising our two week adventure in Vietnam and Cambodia.  I usually book these trips myself and I am so glad I asked Lesley-Ann to organise this for me.  Reading the guide books and travel magazine can get confusing, what to see, where to go etc.  Lesley-Ann took control and put the perfect itinerary together, combining adventure (cycling along the Mekong), breath taking sights (Angkor Wat) and days relaxing (Hoi An).  In two weeks we covered 3 countries and 6 cities and didn’t think it would be possible to do so much yet remain so relaxed.  All the stress of a holiday was removed, from the airport pickups, tours, local information, suggestions for restaurants, cafés, bars, shops etc.  Thank you Lesley-Ann for the holiday of a lifetime.  Kavita

A perfect way to sample South Africa and Mozambique

Lesley -Ann was a huge help in advising us and formulating our recent holiday in South Africa and Mozambique.  She used her personal recommendations and thorough research to find places for us that were just what we were looking for.  The Travel Journal provided, enclosing all our travel information was well organised, detailed and extremely useful.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Lesley-Ann whole-heartedly.  Eric and Emma

A dream wedding and Italian honeymoon

You have been so terrific the whole way along in planning our wedding and honeymoon.  We would be hard pressed to think of anything that could have been done better.  It was all quite magnificent.  Darryl and Sarah

Family ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Orlando

Thank you Lesley-Ann for making our family ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Orlando exactly that.  With your help and attention to detail we always felt one step ahead and were able to enjoy some really special moments together that we will treasure forever.”   Edward, Julia and family

A part of family admin that everyone should outsource to Lesley-Ann

I’ve used Lesley-Ann’s services on a number of occasions, and have yet to be disappointed.  She is able to take a very broad brief, knock it in to shape and produce a short list of extremely viable, yet varied options, with helpful research notes and appropriate website links.  As well as the quality of service, Lesley-Ann’s knowledge and experience also make it great value for money!

In practical terms it makes so much sense for me to use la Concordia, as Lesley-Ann takes care of all bookings and payments so I don’t have to spend any time worrying about it.  She does a far better job, in less time, with greater consideration than I ever could – a part of family admin that everyone should outsource!  Simon

Service is second to none

We have used Lesley-Ann for a range of holidays now and the level of service is second to none.  Her attention to detail and quality of accommodation is spot on, she always gets it just right.  She takes time to understand exactly what you are looking for and her recommendations are always well researched.  Her city/resort guides are excellent and always includes some great tips, often based on first hand experience.Kerry and Mike

A corporate trip to Spain’s San Sebastian

Lesley-Ann, thank you for organising what was a most fantastic company trip, your service has been personal, knowledgeable and professional in every aspect. Guy

Adventures in Cambodia

We just got back from the most fantastic adventure in Cambodia and cannot thank Lesley-Ann enough. We have always travelled independently, so using a specialist was a first for us and we were amazed by what she did – ideas and planning, in the most un-intrusive way – she just took care of everything. I suspect that this is the start of a long relationship as we will definitely be using her again!Gemma and Iain

Californian camper van capers

Thank you Lesley-Ann for our holiday it has been so much fun in the camper van, love Tilly and Iggy xxxxxxThe Godfrey family

Villa search for family holiday

Lesley-Ann has always worked hard to find something that will suit us all as a family of five different individuals and comes up with excellent results! We have loved each of the villas she has found for us and have asked her to help us again for 2014…!Helen

Personal service you expect but rarely get

Lesley Ann took our basic ideas for an itinerary and translated them into a supremely well organised sweep around Myanmar and Malaysia with the odd detour into Thailand for particular sites. She has abundant knowledge about accommodation and travel itineraries and took great care in designing our trip. It is the kind of personal service you expect but rarely get.Richard and Hilary

Unforgettable trip to South East Asia

Lesley Ann we just wanted to say a big Thank You for all your help in arranging an unforgettable holiday to Thailand and Laos for us.Nigel and Gill

Trip of a life time to South Africa

Lesley Ann is incredibly organised and passionate about travel. I could not recommend her highly enough. She made our ‘multi-stop’ special trip to South Africa very easy through her attention to detail and accuracy in bookings/maps/suggestions for each stop.  I will definitely be using her again!!!Sally

High quality service and knowledgeable recommendations

I have been delighted with Lesley-Ann’s high quality bespoke holiday advice and booking services.  I was looking to book a special skiing break for my wife to celebrate her 40th.  Lesley-Ann recommended a terrific place, which she had personal experience of, and took care of everything.  Lesley-Ann’s services are perfect for people who want a high quality service and knowledgeable recommendation rather than a travel agent brochure lucky dip approach.”  Bruce

A family adventure with elephants

Thank you Lesley-Ann for putting such a special trip to Thailand together for us. We had such an adventure and my memory of the kids bathing on the back of elephants close to the Burmese border will live with me forever.  You certainly know your stuff!  Thanks so much. Matt and Rachel

A Dalmatian dream

Many thanks for your very thorough itinerary to Dubrovnik and Hvar. My husband Tim was very impressed when he saw it and it is not often he gives a compliment!Jacqueline

A sheer delight to work with

Lesley-Ann planned and booked quite different holidays for us – an active touring holiday with the kids in the US and a relaxing break for 2 in Europe. Her ability to listen to your needs and wants and then ensure that these are met surpassed our expectations. The trips she designed and coordinated were both creative and showed extensive research and knowledge of these destinations. We were presented with a beautiful folder for each trip which outlined our schedule in an incredible level of detail. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lesley-Ann – she has been a sheer delight to work with.Rachel and Dan

A family trip to magical Marrakech

Thanks so much for organising our trip to Marrakech and for giving us the confidence to try something a bit different – and you were right, we will be going back for more.Sarah, John and Holly

A 10th wedding anniversary to remember in New York

Lesley-Ann arranged a fantastic weekend to remember in NYC for our 10th wedding anniversary. Her recommendation for hotel and restaurants was absolutely first rate and made for a truly memorable experience for us both. We will be asking for her help again when making future travel arrangements.Rob and Aisling

Enjoying retirement

Your booklet is now pretty tatty because it was never far away – your planning was invaluable – it won’t be long before we will be back for more! It would be great if you can help us plan the next stage of our spasmodic geriatric gap year.John and Alex

Happy mini-mooners

Lesley-Ann, thanks so much for arranging our fab mini-moon to New York. Everything from the hotel to your ideas on restaurants and things to see and do were perfect. We had such an amazing time and can’t stop telling people about it!Sarah and Ben

Berlin blew us away

We would highly recommend Lesley-Ann’s Personal Travel Planning service. From the minute we first spoke to her she was full of ideas for our anniversary weekend. Berlin was such a wonderful city with so much to see and do and Soho House was an inspired choice – absolutely gorgeous. Thanks! Sian and Tim

Makes booking a holiday simple and stress free

Lesley-Ann provided ideas on some amazing boutique hotels for our 10th wedding anniversary trip to Tuscany; places we would never have found ourselves.  We chose 2 and the proof of the pudding was that the hotels that we stayed at were truly outstanding and surpassed even our most optimistic expectations.  Lesley-Ann took care of every detail, booking the flights, car hire and hotels as well as providing suggested day trips for each day we were there.  The whole experience was made so completely simple and stress free for us that it’s difficult to imagine going through the hassle of having to book a holiday without Lesley-Ann’s immaculate service in the future.  We recommend la Concordia without reservation.Mike and Trudie

A fantastic family trip to China

Thank you very much for helping us enjoy a fantastic holiday to China!  It was a great experience for all of us – happy times together.”  James and Roisin

A travel related “font of all knowledge”

Cathy and I have utilised the services of la-Concordia many times now and, without exception, Lesley-Ann has always either suggested terrific location ideas I hadn’t considered and then followed them through with wonderful accommodation and related itineraries or has taken my own suggestions for holidays/trips and expanded on them to secure us superior accommodation etc.  I cannot recommend her services highly enough…when it comes to travel ideas she is the font of all knowledge!Keith and Cathy

Romantic Venice

Thank you so much Lesley-Ann for organising a truly wonderful anniversary trip to Venice.  You put so much effort into ensuring the trip was just as we wanted and everything was perfect.  Rob and I had such a romantic few days. Ellie and Rob

Always delivers

Lesley-Ann has organised a number of trips for us and has always delivered.  She takes time to understand exactly what you are looking for and takes all the pressure and anxiety out of the whole thing, even checking us on the flight on-line and organising baby seats at the other end.  Every little detail is covered so that we can just focus on having a great time. Highly recommended.”  Jenny

An amazing honeymoon

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for organising our fantastic honeymoon.  With the stress of the wedding it was so nice to be able to hand this one area over to you.  You gave us complete confidence that our trip of a life time would be thought out, planned and executed to perfection….and it was! You took our dream of gliding through Thailand and Malaysia on the Eastern & Orient Express and turned it into a reality finished with chill out time on the beaches of Bali – the whole trip was perfect! ”  Rebecca and James

A 30th birthday trip to New York

I didn’t know where to start when my wife said she’d love to go to New York to celebrate her 30th birthday.  Luckily Lesley-Ann sorted everything out for me.  She provided me with succinct summaries of the pluses and minuses of a small number of recommended hotels which meant I could make an informed decision on where to stay.  She also booked the cheapest and most convenient flights from Manchester.  I was also provided with recommendations on things to do and the best restaurants, which meant that we could make the most of our trip.

The great thing about Lesley-Ann’s service is that you can have as much or as little input as you want, but all the hard work on research / booking is done.  This means you save lots of time and money and know that you’re getting a great holiday.   I highly recommend her.”  Nigel

Long weekend in Marrakech

We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Marrakech.  Both the Riad in the old town and the hotel in the hills were fantastic – a perfect choice and exactly what we wanted.  Thanks for all the hard work, you really were amazingly helpful!  We’ll definitely recommend you to our friends.”  Paula and Simon

A magical trip to visit Santa in Lapland

When I asked Lesley-Ann to look for a way for me to take my children to a winter wonderland far from the madding crowd in the run up to Christmas, I didn’t expect what was delivered.  I had heard horror stories of crowded coach convoys from the airport singing fairy songs en mass on their way to meet rude Santas before retreating to substandard accommodation.

Our experience was truly magical.  Everything was bespoke – empty flights, Land Rover transfers, isolated wood cabins.  Our trip to Santa was a mixture of snowbikes, sleigh rides and husky rides (which we were allowed to drive).  Santa and his elves spent the afternoon just with our family building snowmen, sledging and entertaining us with great food in a forest hideaway.  If this doesn’t prepare you for a proper, old fashioned Christmas then nothing will.”  Mike

A luxury trip to New York

Lesley-Ann helped me sort a recent trip to New York.  The hotel she picked was spot on and she gave me loads of useful ideas on places to eat and things to do.  I definitely recommend her to help you get the most out of your trip.”  Gareth

Great inspiration

Lesley-Ann never fails to come up with a truly outstanding holiday option for whatever occasion.  We have used her many times to help source amazing locations and every time the outcome has been an unforgettable trip.”  Paul