Testimonials

Alan Mitchell

We had a great time, perhaps needed the extra day to  avoid feeling rushed but Chris did explain re trains/flights etc. I am not on twitter or face book so I could not respond that way.

Regards and thanks again. Alan (and Simon).

 



Lisa Pogson

Please could you extend my really big Thank You to Pauline and Nick for helping me at the weekend when I was taken ill. To say I was in shock at being taken ill so quickly, was an understatement. I am so grateful that they were there to help and even though I felt so terrible, I still got to go up and look at The View! I will return again another time when I can enjoy it better…..



Craig Hancock

Hi Lesley,

its Craig Hancock that came to London with my friend Joanne London, was fab, defo use your company again. You are fab, fantastic, hopefully be booking something later in year with you, bit busy at work at mo



Kath Kenyon

Thank you for a wonderful 2 days at the NTA. We all thoroughly enjoyed it (photo attached ). Pauline and yourself make us so welcome and are so caring its very reassuring to travel with you.



Valerie Jeanes

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our Christmas Holiday and how helpful and delightful Dorothy was.

Happy new Year to you and your staff

Best wishes



Gill Richards

We had a lovely day on Saturday 15th and the slight delay couldn't be helped at all. It would never put us off - you offer an excellent service and Yvonne and I always enjoy it.
keep up the good work and have a lovely Christmas and New Year



Carole Cowley

Just got back from Thursford was as good as usual i went with two friends who had not gone before & they loved it too . Just pass on to Pauline & Martin our thanks for a good time.. Pauline went the extra mile as usual & we much appreciated it thanks 



Veronica Timms

Just to say thanks to Pauline and Nick for a most enjoyable weekend and to Leslie for great seats at Les Mis. We really enjoyed the hotel and the whole experience.



John McGrath

Thanks for a great trip to Bruges, last weekend. Lynn and I really enjoyed ourselves. The hotel (KAROS) was brilliant (especially the bar prices). Good crowd of people, on the tour, too.



Jean Hallam

Just had a great trip to London. With LJ Leisure. Thanks Jean Hallam.



Rachel Smith

On behalf of Parseq I’d like to thank LJ Leisure for the trip to London on 8th September. It was yet another well organised trip. The hotel was in my opinion the best one we have stayed at through LJ Leisure. It’s in a great location, the breakfast was superb and the hotel staff were very helpful. I was very surprised to learn that it was Ben’s first tour. He did a great job! As did Gary, they worked together well to make sure everything ran smoothly for everyone despite the roadworks causing a few problems.



Jaquie Hubbard

Please pass on our thanks to young Ben for being an excellent last minute Tour Manager last weekend. He did a really good job. He was upbeat, cheerful and nothing was too much trouble for him.



Stu Preston

Just wanted to thank you for a smashing trip. We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

Gary was also a hoot. Nice to have nice knowledgeable people in charge.

We will definitely come back to you again in the future.



Debbie Ashcroft

Hi I just wanted to thank Lesley for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at Disneyland Paris!!! The trip was really well organised, Disney was great as expected and the tour of Paris was brill. Gary the driver was lovely and Lesley was bursting with facts about Paris, it was great to step on the bus and be free from the stress of travelling all the way there and back. I will definitely consider travelling with lj leisure again and would not hesitate to recommend to other people in the future. Debbie Ashcroft and family (trip 17/8/12)



Carol Marshall

We have just had a weekend break in London with your company and I would like to express our thoughts.
Coach journey both directions, Very Good
The hotel, Good Location
PAULINE, EXCELLENT
Over the years we have done many short breaks with other company's, but I must congratulate you for your quality of service and value for money.
We will definitely use you again and recommend you to all our family and friends



Sandra

Dear Lesley
We have just returned from the London weekend and I just want to let you know have good it was. The driver was fabulous, he worked so hard to ensure we were well taken care of. Pauline is a star she worked from start to finish. We all said would all use your company again so that says it all. best wishes Sandra We will most likely repeat the trip next year.



Sharon Fenwick

Hi - I was on your London Theatre tour this weekend and just wanted to give you some positive feedback.I thoroughly enjoyed the trip - I thought it was really good value for money and all the arrangements and travel timings were excellent. The hotel was great too !My friends and I are now going to sort out diaries to go to Marrakesh with you. I've provided my personal (rather than work) email address below as I would like to be added to your mailing list.Thanks again
Sharon Fenwick



Tanya Morris

We wanted to book something special for our Mum's 60th Birthday, we came across LJ Leisure and are we glad we did, fantastic value for money, very helpful team and amazing service. We didn't have to think about a thing everything was done for us. They even booked our theatre tickets for us and we were lucky to end up on the front row to Dreamboats and Petticoats and we even got to meet the cast. We wasn't looking forward to the coach travel but it was great, atmosphere was fab and LJ Leisure even did a quiz with us! Lesley was very helpful on our trip and was happy to give us advice to help us enjoy our weekend. The hotel which included breakfast was out of this world! It was a perfect gift for our perfect Mum!

Thank you LJ Leisure for a fabulous weekend in London. We will definitely use your company again very soon and we will be recommending you to everyone that will listen



Terri Bell

Hi Lesley
I always recommend you to friends and family anyway.
I have always really enjoyed the trips we have taken with you.
They are always excellent value for money and the hotels are always lovely.
We always meet nice people too.
See you again soon I hope



Paul Milner

Just returned from a weekend London break.
Just wanted to write to say how well we where all looked after by two of your staff
Pauline and Nick, EXCELLENT service a credit to your company



Sandra Houldsworth

Dear Lesley

Had a lovely time in Lake Como - really enjoyed it.
Will definitely recommend you.
Perhaps next year we might do a Barcelona break if you have any trips. I understand it is lovely.
Thanks for all your help.

Sandra



Joan and Phil Ellis

Dear Lesley
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday in Sharm and would like to add that all the arrangements LJ Leisure had made for us were spot on and everything arranged was great. The hotel was very good and spotlessly clean and the food good and something everyone could find to eat at all meal times and the waiters, cleaners and all staff were very helpful and obliging at all times. We will certainly be recommending LJ Leisure to all our friends and hope you get bookings in the future.



Lee Holmes

Dear Lesley,

Just a quick thank you from Lisa and myself to say how much we enjoyed our recent holiday at Lake Como, we had a wonderful time and would like to thank you personally for the making everything easy for us. It was nice to see your smiling face ready to address any problems we might have had (not that we had any). Thank you for your kindness and professionalism, hope to see you again soon.
Lee



Julie Greenhalgh

Dear Leslie

We had a wonderful time in Marrakesh. Everything was great and I have and will recommend you to friends and family. would have just been so much better. I wouldnt have missed the trip to the Atlas Mountains because the scenery is breathtaking. I will definitely be keeping my eye on your website for more gems.

Thank you



Amanda Taylor

Hi Lesley
just a quick note with my feedback:
Really enjoyed the whole trip, great organisation , transfers etc went smoothly and I was really impressed with the turnaround in getting through passport control and retrieving my case from the hold both in Marrakech and in East Midlands
Fantastic day trip to Ourika Valley, well organised, lovely lunch and the guide was great that took us up to the waterfalls
Thought the hotel was good, great selection for breakfast- all staff very helpful
All in all we all really enjoyed the trip and would definitely do it again
Great to meet you and please keep me informed of other trips
Thanks



Phil and Jane (WY Police)

A great time had by all. The travel company was superb as were the coaches and drivers.
They never stopped working from the minute we got on the coach.
Brilliant.
Thanks for organising it for us.
We intend to use them again for some other trips.
Best wishes to you.



Zed Ahmed

It was a fantastic trip. The tour guide although eccentric did her best to make the extremely long coach journey bearable, which was good. The coach trip was long but we had some good breaks within the journey.

As for the hotel and the days in Disney Land it will be a couple of days I won't be forgetting. I would definitely be looking at going again in 2/3 years time when the kids are a little older, if it was to be organised again.

I would say it's well worth doing again. It was a very good trip and the price was good.



Nicki Clemenson

Hi Lesley

We'd just like to express our gratitude to Pauline for being an excellent host on our recent trip to Krakow. Throughout the whole trip she was very knowledgeable and informative and had so much patience with dear Roy. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.



Geoff McFadden

Hi Lesley.

Arrived home safe and sound around midnight,had a great time,thanks for all your help. as soon as we get Mu,s mother sorted we will book another trip for sure
hope to see you in the near future.



Carol Westley

Hi Lesley,
just a message to let you know how fantastic Pauline and her driver were on our london weekend trip.Nothing was to much trouble .excellent show ,we will definatly book again for our London girlie weekend Congratulations on your fantastic staff.



Liz Rowett (AVIVA)

Hi Pauline & Lesley,

I would just like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Pauline and Nick for such a fantastic weekend. They worked extremely hard looking after us.
Everything worked really well from the Sports and Social aspect. I am not sure what events we will organise in the future but we will certainly see what trips you have on offer.
Myself and Rob will be recommending travelling with LJ to all the people we know.



Kath Kenyon

Hi Lesley,
Once again I am writing to THANK YOU for a wonderfully organized trip. We had a super time and found it reassuring to know someone was on hand with a little knowledge.
Looking for the next trip already
Thanks. Kath



Paul Holmes

Hi Lesley

I just thought I would drop you a line to say a big thank you for our Lake Garda trip. We had a great time, everything you organised ran like clockwork and you even ordered the fantastic weather! I know mum and dad had a lovely time and will tell all their friends about the trip and your company.



John Wood

Hi Lesley,

We just wanted to thank you once again for arranging our fabulous trip to Lake Garda, and special thanks for sorting out the weather !

We had such a wonderful time, and it was lovely to meet you at last.

Busy back at work now, but already saving those pennies for our next excursion with you - whatever that may be.

Hope you are well, and looking forward to seeing you again.



Elaine Lindley

Lesley !

Thank you so very much for disc - big surprise to receive it . Wonderful pics, glorious memories of a grand holiday.  If I were as capable as you I'd be a professional photgrapher . . . I can dream can't I ?

What a superb time we had in the sunshine, we seemed to be away for ages didn't we ?
Excellent destination , weather, company and superb organisation made for a holiday "to die for".
Many thanks again . Hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather we've enjoyed since our return.

Looking forward to our next meeting

With my very best wishes

Elaine x



Jude Ellis

Hi Lesley

Just a little email to say thanks very much for organising the trip to Marrakesh, I really enjoyed it. Look forward to travelling with you again!

Jude



Ged Lawless

Dear Lesley,

Thanks a lot for the first class organisation - we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish. We were home by 10 pm. We're looking forward to doing it all again sometime in the future. Veronica and I will certainly look at a week in Lake Garda (not actually in the lake !!) which we've not seen before and we both preferred it to Como which we have visited before. The only thing we're not missing is the regular shout of "Orr-reet" from you know who !!!

We were both massively impressed with Nick, your driver - what a star ! He's blessed with not just driving abilities but great patience with other road users and with his passengers.



Margaret Breslin

Lesley, just to say thank you for a great weekend and the back seats!! We had a really lovely time and as always your organisation was brilliant!Hopefully it will not be long before we book another trip!!

Bye for now, take care



Kathryn And Allan

This is a message for Pauline who has just taken us to Edinburgh. Thank you for your great service and for making Kath's 50th birthday such a great weekend. You really have made our weekend hope you are feeling ok after your fall. Thanks again pauline



Alan and Carol Clarke

We have just returned from a visit to Edinburgh and wanted to let you know what a fantastic weekend we have had. Pauline made the weekend for us - she is brilliant. Please thank her for all her hard work - she really does go the extra mile to ensure everyone has a good time. Her enthusiasm and the coach driver Nick's commitment to his passengers combined to make the perfect weekend Thankyou.Perhaps you could pass on our thanks to Hammonds Coaches for the effort Nick put in. They make a great team.



Susan and Colin

Thank you for the lovely photo you sent and info on future trips.We both had a lovely time in Italy and would love to join you again sometime.Both you and Nick looked after us really well if you see Nick sometime say Hi.Thanks again



Chris and Sue Mason

Dear Lesley & Pauline,

Just a quick thank-you from myself and Sue to compliment you on the brilliant service and hospitality we received on our recent trip to London.
Many many thanks especially to Pauline for looking after us so well.



Phil and Elaine

Hi Lesley,
thankyou for a great 4 days.
Phil and Elaine.



Brenda and Graham Onions

Thank you Lesley for a great few days in Krakow.........well organised and much enjoyed!



Trudie and Sarah

Hi Lesley

Just a quick note to thank you for a really super weekend in San Remo, both Sara and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and appreciated all the effort you put in to make it such a success for everyone. We were sad to leave early on monday and not manage to say good bye to everyone, but thankfully had a good journey back without too much stress! though we struggled with our baggage after all our shopping!

Hopefully you will arrange the same trip next year through popular demand!



Dr Mike Robinson

Dear Lesley

Just a short thank you message from Jan and me to say that we really enjoyed the San Remo holiday break.



Dr Mike Robertson

Dear Lesley

Just a short thank you message from Jan and me to say that we really enjoyed the San Remo holiday break.



WY Police

Ladies

Last one from my group with more good feedback:

Lynne Sheard

"OMG ! it was fab.

We sooooooo enjoyed it and in Max's words it was "well ace" ! ( He cried when he left )

It was a long journey but worth it. Pauline was fab. She was really
friendly and kept us & the kids occupied with Bingo. quizzes and DVD's. I
would def go again.. we loved it as did Richs mum and dad & they have been to Disney in Florida and California - and they thought it was brill."

I think it's safe to say that all from my group thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend it.

Again many thanks.



Kath Kenyon

Hi Lesley,
I know I saw you on the trip but thought I must write and say how much we enjoyed this weekend. It was a last minute decision for us as we are in middle of rehearsals and rehearse most Sundays. (This one was a free one thankfully).
Everything about the weekend was perfect, the Hotel, The Coach and the wonderful seats you got us for Les Mis.,thanks to you and your staff.
Once the show is over I am sure we will be looking again



Janet and Alan Smith

Dear Lesley

I was going to drop you a line too to say how much we enjoyed the weekend.
We found the trip to Auschwitz very moving and it has made us more aware of the suffering of those people caught up in the Holocaust. This is something we shall never forget.
They were a lovely group and we are sorry that we did not see you or some of the others to say thank you and goodbye, this happens at Airports.
We will look forward to receiving your emails about future trips and thank you once again for organising everything so efficiently as usual.

Look forward to seeing you again.



Tim Abercrombie

Hi Lesley

Just a note to say how much Charlotte and I enjoyed the trip and the company in Krakow.
It's a shame about the weather. Hopefully Charlotte and I will get to attend some of your other trips in future.
Thanks for looking after us so well



Elaine and Steve

hi lesley,
thanks for your e mail... we enjoyed our trip with you very much, krakow is a fascinating city and the tours very good... we will definately travel with you again... we also thought the hotel was excellent and the arrangements for everything.... thanks again. steve and elaine.



Jean Norton

Lesley

I had a lovely time on this holiday, great mix of people and Pauline was wonderful. Such enthusiasm and so helpful
to everyone. Wish it had been longer!
Many thanks.

Jean



Rob and Diane Mitchell

Dear Lesley

Just a note to say thank you so much for a lovely few days in Lake Garda thoroughly enjoyed by us both. As you well know it is our first tour with you but certainly won't be our last



Catherine Ellis

Hi Leslie

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful weekend in London this is the 2nd time we have been with your Company to London and will travel with you again - You are so helpful and made the coach trip enjoyable but relaxing at the same time the cups of tea at a reasonable price were a bonus - We were the two ladies picked up from Junction 40. The hotel was wonderful and we loved the location. PS - Your driver made us feel safe all the way he was a great driver



Helen Smyth (DHL)

Hi Lesley

Just wanted to say thank you for a great weekend - everyone had a great time

thought you might like the photo - lol

kind regards

Helen

Helen Smyth
DHL



Pete and Party

Hello Lesley,

I’ve been meaning to email you and pass on our thanks on behalf of everyone in our party for a fantastic trip to Monaco. You provided a first class service and the attention to detail was something larger companies appear to have forgotten. We thought everything on the trip was better than expected and was more than value for money. We would have no hesitation in booking with you again and would recommend you to others.

Please keep me informed of any F1 offers.

Thanks again,

Pete & Party



Dawn Ashcroft

Hi Lesley, as we told you at the time, we had a fantastic time in Athens. Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip, looking after us so well, and finding such a lovely hotel. We've not stopped raving about the trip since we got home, so much so that not only would Ann and John and Denis and I like to do it again next year, I've got seven other friends who say they'd definitely come too! So I do hope you'll look at repeating it next year. 

Thank you again,

Dawn xx



Peter and Sue Brunton

Dear Lesley


We feel duty bound to thank you for all your hep and organizing skills in helping us to actually take our first Flight Holiday to the ideal location of Venice. The Hotel location and all travel arrangements were excellent we cannot thank you enough.
The icing on the cake was with your tour Manager Karen who was excellent ,a lovely people person who kept a north eye on us but was never intrusive, gave us the information we required and let us enjoy our holiday. We unfortunately were unable to see her whilst meeting our Taxi and thank her for making a good holiday memorable, could you please pass on our thanks to her?
Once again Lesley thank you for all your help with sizing of cases and other travel queries we had, we look forwards to traveling with you in the near future.

Best Wishes Susan and Peter Brunton



Sue and Ian Garfitt

Hi Lesley,

Thank you for a lovely break in Zadar. As always the hotel and location were perfect . The tour manager and her unappointed assistant were excellent and very good company. Hopefully it won't be too long until we get another break with you. Sue and Ian



Phil and Elaine Rich

Hi Lesley,

Thank you for another great holiday and for making it so enjoyable for us all.
Enjoy the Grand Prix and more immediately catching up on Coronation Street !
Love,
Phil and Elaine.



Sue Gould

Thank you Lesley (Athens March 2016)

It was a fantastic holiday, the hotel was superb with excellent service, the transfers were the best I have ever experienced and the helpfulness of the manager was brilliant, nothing was too much for her. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour or company to any of my friends. Looking forward to my next holiday.



Val Eyre

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the short break to Italy . I loved the piccolo hotel very much - excellent food ,service ,friendly staff and it was spotlessly clean .

The group albeit small were good company. A good time was had by all . I have plenty of photos to prove it !!

If ever you do another singles holiday I'd be very interested in going .

 



Sue Gould

It's the end of a brilliant short break to Diana Marino fantastic place and fantastic company to travel with. A huge thank you to Pauline for being such an excellent tour manager and to finesse travel for organising the trip, well done!



Sue & Malcolm

Hi Lesley 

Arrived home and looking at the beautiful photos of Croatia. Had a lovely time! Didn't want hol to end! Thanks for looking after us. See you soon. 

Suzi & Malcolm x



Paul & Paula Nichol

Had a fantastic time Lesley even tho the weather wasnt great, lovely hotel, beautiful view and fantastic food. The people we made friends with were lovely too and Pauline was just the best, she's a real asset you have there. Thanks for supplying such a wonderful holiday package, we will be definately going back . 




Dave and Sherry Sunderland

Hi Lesley..
We did very much enjoy the trip to Budapest !! And yes we will be looking to see which races you choose next season. Monaco is out for me for sure,, But Austria is of interest and Spa would be a big draw.... We wait and see what comes up
Must thank YOU ! For a fantastic , well organized trip !!! And I think we made a great group of travel, mates all in all ..

Talk soon ..
Love   Dave & Sherry ..

 



Lynn Holyoake

Just returned from a great week in the Azores with Finesse travel.  What a stunning and fascinating place that is -  beautiful scenery on a volcanic island, lovely lakes and gardens and many interesting places to visit including the volcanic activity where hot steam and water are constantly erupting and bubbling.

 We were well looked after by our tour manager.



Tracy and Liv

Hi Lesley

Here are a few pics from our amazing experience at the ice hotel. The trip was fantastic from beginning to end and I would highly recommend to anyone but particularly families as the activities are so good for kids/teenagers.   The ice hotel is such a great experience, I wasn't cold once during the time at the Lake and the snow just made it all the more exciting.  If you could pass on my thanks to Marius that would be great as he was absolutely brilliant and could not do enough for us. I'll send some more pics in next mail.  Thanks again,

Tracy and Liv x

 



Hayley Turner

Good Evening Lesley!!

Just a quick email to say how much we loved the trip to Venice and to say a massive thank you for the excellent organisation and information we received on the trip- you do an amazing job!

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Nice to have met you- take care

See you soon Hayley 



Suzanne and Steve Patrick

Hello lesley

Thank you for arranging our wonderful holiday to Venice. We loved every minute. We look forward to travelling with you again

Thanks

Suzanne Steve patrick



Kath and Shaun Callaghan

Hi Lesley

This was one amazing holiday. Lake Garda is  beautiful place to visit. The hotel was excellent and so was Pauline she is one lovely lady nothing was to much trouble for her.

thanks once again

look forward to many more adventures with your company.

kind regards

Kath and Shaun Callaghan



Carol Hudson & John Wood

Hi Lesley, 

We just wanted to say thank you for another fantastic trip. We thought Pisa was a beautiful place and the hotel was in an ideal location for the station and the centre of Pisa. 

We also wanted to thank Chris. It was the first time we had met him and he was very friendly and helpful. We couldn't have managed without him the day the group went to Cinque Terre. His timetable for the trains was ideal and we had such a fantastic day.

Our only criticism is that we would have liked an extra day but maybe we are just greedy 😊.

Thanks again to everyone concerned.  See you next time.

Love Carol & John



Paul & Jackie Holmes

Hi Lesley.

Just to let you know we had a fantastic time in Lake Como. The hotel and everything was brilliant. Having Pauline as our rep was superb. Pauline was brilliant and is a defiant asset to you I think. Pauline could not do enough for the guest on the trip just great. Please thank Pauline again for us when you next speak with her. 

Thanks again for a great few days away just what we needed.

Regards

Paul & Jackie.



Lyn Holyoake

Hi Lesley

Thanks for your email.  We had a great time and what a super place. Terry was spot on and did her job very well.  The Monday trip we did was really interesting and our guide was very good indeed. If you can comment on his web page we all thought he was a very personable and friendly guide who really looked after us very well.  I think it worked well to have him and the bus for our group only.

John is sorting out some photos for your facebook page and we will comment then as well.

Lyn xx and John xx



Frank Bussey

Hello Lesley

Thank you for your help in altering our weekend break. Both Rebecca and Susan had a really great time. its always a pleasure travelling with your company, and we look forward to another trip with you in the near future.

Regards Frank



Ian and Sandra Thompson

Hi Lesley.

We're all really enjoying Vietnam. Hanoi and Halong Bay were brilliant. Also really enjoyed Hue and had a great time today in Hoi An on the farming and fishing trip. Hotels and guides have been top notch (knowledgeable, helpful and friendly) and couldn't be better. Looking forward to a relaxing free day tomorrow and the rest of the trip. Would happily (and enthusiastically) recommend the trip to anyone. Look forward to catching up with you in Cambodia.

Ian and Sandra.



Vicky Stevenson

Again, another fabulous trip with Finesse Travel to Berlin. A perfect balance between choices of tours and activities & time to do our own thing. Lesley is so helpful and able to give an insight into how to make the most of our time. We enjoyed the initial bus tour of the main sights, the amazing evening visit to the top of the Reichstagg and the day in Potsdam. Fun and informative, we learned so much about the city and its history. We can highly recommend this long weekend to anyone who has an interest in visiting this vibrant, cosmopolitan and friendly city.