“Charmaine has been working in the travel industry for over 14 years. As a music educator, I have always looked at ways of enriching the musical experiences that students can access while at school. To this end, I have engaged the extremely reliable services of Charmaine and her team on several occasions for overseas music tours, including three visits to NZ and the USA across several schools. Each time the service has been exemplary with Charmaine placing the client’s interests and needs at the forefront of planning while keeping tour costs within budget. Each tour has always included on the ground concierge and tour guide services enabling smooth flowing tours. Being a long way from home on tour and having a student lose a passport can be daunting, but Charmaine’s company was with us every step of the way until solutions were at hand. If you’re looking for excellent service that moulds to your tour needs, I can highly recommend Charmaine without reservation”.

Alan Dawson – Deputy Principal (Richard Johnson Anglican School)

Great Tour Experiences provides just that; they provide great tour experiences. We traveled to Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns) with Charmaine and Michelle, and we could not have had a better experience. They made dealing with 220 people look easy. It was impressive. They provide great service, and they have their hearts in the right place. They’ll do nearly anything to ensure that you have a great experience. I would travel with them again, and I plan on doing so in the future. I highly recommend them for your next tour to Australia or New Zealand. See you in New Zealand Charmaine.

John – Director of Orchestras – USA

Dear Charmaine,

I was so impressed from the beginning of our tour of Australia to the end with your skills and those of your wonderful husband, Adrian. Your dedication to the benefit and wellbeing of our large group of 216 band/choir & orchestra students and their parents was endless. Your planning was creative with an eye to economy and helping to stretch our resources to include some really cool attractions that I didn’t know existed.

You showed great patience and problem-solving skills that were really helpful with such a large group.

I was amazed that you were able to make contact with and enlist the cooperation of Aussie school music directors to host our young musicians in concert with theirs in nice settings with excellent audiences.

I can heartily recommend the services of Great Tour Experiences in the planning and execution of a fantastic tour experience of a lifetime in Australia or New Zealand.

We will definitely be back!

Many thanks for all you did for our student group.

Kind regards,

Rick Dillard – USA Travel Agent