Testimonials - 2004

A great excursion to a very busy city, everything was well planned and timed with plenty of time to be punctual. I particularly appreciated the advice about the RATS program at Hyde Park Barracks – a fantastic experience. Thank you so much for relieving me as coordinator, so I could concentrate on the more important things (children!). You made a very difficult task much easier. Keep doing what you are doing – a fantastic resource for schools. Congratulations.

A superb excursion for all. Well done Macquarie Tours – your organisation was fantastic. A great itinerary – interesting and diverse, gave the children excellent value for money and a good opportunity to see and enjoy many of the sights of Sydney (many for the first time). The excursion met all the expectations and outcomes that we had envisaged pre booking. Our pre-planning/booking was made easy by efficient and ‘on the ball’ organisation. I would whole heartedly endorse using Macquarie Tours to any school group. During the excursion Greg was very interested and flexible and in many situations went above and beyond the call of duty. On behalf of the Repton children, parents and myself, thank you for an excellent excursion!

A very well organised excursion which the students gained much benefit from. Parents have also commented on their child’s reactions very positively. We also appreciate the great assistance from our driver, Rod!

Again, Samuel Terry students and teachers enjoyed their excursion to Bathurst and the gold fields. The children were able to experience the thrill of finding gold for themselves as well as experiencing the lifestyle of the gold rush era. History Hill provided us with the insight we needed into an age gone by. Thank you for organising an excellent tour for our year 5 students. Thank you Rod for your hospitality! Brian was an excellent tour guide. He related well to both the students and the teachers. Thank you Brian for making our trip and safe and enjoyable one.

All aspects of our tour guides were fabulous. Rod talked us through all major attractions as we passed them and spoke at a level that the children could understand and get the most out of. He was very helpful in all ways and went beyond the call of duty on many occasions. We were very impressed by Rod and would only speak highly of him (not to mention Greg too, who went well beyond the call of duty for us at Questacon).

All the people at Macquarie Educational Tours couldn’t do a better job. Nothing is too much trouble and they all bend over backwards to accommodate any requests we make. Greg takes all the stress out of being the teacher in charge and ensures that the trip runs very smoothly. Greg and Rod also provided us with great meal companions (themselves!). You all do a fabulous job and we really appreciate the friendliness and ability to organise an interesting, well organised tour. Great work guys!

All the staff at Lindfield were most impressed with your organisation of the tour. Any detail we wanted changed was done willingly and promptly. You couldn’t have been more helpful. Our driver was most competent and friendly. Your company makes planning an excursion so much easier. Many thanks.

As always – we are more than happy!

Both drivers were great with background knowledge and communication with the kids. They made the excursion so much easier. Rod was great with last minute adjustments and rearrangements.

Both Neil & Steve did a great job. We were very happy with their work and helpfulness. Thanks!

Brian was an excellent driver – helpful, reliable, courteous.

Brian was helpful and pleasant. He made himself available to help students and staff. Organisation and itinerary were great. We never felt rushed and children got a decent look at all things. It was a great excursion thank you.

Driver was good, very adaptable – always willing to change plan if necessary – alert to the students. The Manly Pacific was great! It was a great start to the trip and set the tone. It was lovely to stop off at Manly first. Thanks for all the organising. All went well, it was great thanks!

Every time I spoke to people before the excursion they were more than happy to help me and answer my questions. During the excursion Rod was friendly, helpful and adaptable to all situations. Both students and teachers enjoyed the excursion.

Excellent in every respect. Rod had a great rapport with both children and adults alike. Highly regarded and highly recommended.

Excellent organisation as usual. Thanks for all the wonderful preparation you guys do to take the hassle out of organisation for the staff. I also appreciate your willingness to be flexible to meet our needs.

Excursion was very well organised and everything ran smoothly. The children’s needs were always put first.

Extremely pleasant and helpful drovers who drove very safely.

Heidi did an excellent job of creating an educational and fun excursion for our year 10 students. Given that I simply asked her to put the package together at late notice, the trip was outstanding. Greg’s friendliness and grace towards our students endeared him to all. Excellent!

I cannot say enough about how helpful all those working at Macquarie Educational Tours when organising my excursion. They were understanding, flexible and extremely organised. Thank you all, you have made an extremely demanding job for teachers much easier.

I like the new bus as we could all fit on together. Up high & big windows. Rod was great, as he has been before. Helpful, patient, caring, good sense of humour, safe.

I’d like to thank Heidi for all her assistance. Her willingness to help us and always reply to any small question made organisation to much easier. Thanks again!!

Our bus driver was brilliant. He was flexible in our day to day management and made the trip very easy for the organiser. I would ask for him by name when we do this tour again. Heidi’s planning and communication prior to the tour was outstanding and made the organiser’s job so easy. We had a brilliant trip and look forward to doing it again.

Our driver was always helpful, pleasant and positive with the kids. Nothing was too much trouble. Maintained constant communication with teachers re: organising. He was willing to help with the logistics of moving lots of kids from one activity to the next. Informative commentary of the sights of Canberra. Thanks for a terrific excursion.

Our driver was well organised, helpful, friendly & smiling. Good sense of humour, thoughtful and caring. Excellent rapport with students and staff. Helped out wherever possible.

Our drivers were excellent with our students. The children commented on how knowledgeable they were about Canberra. The teachers thank them dearly for helping at meal time!

Our school would have no hesitation in booking with Macquarie Educational Tours again. Greg was a knowledgeable and professional driver at all times. He gave us hints and suggestions that ensured an exciting and worthwhile trip. Many thanks.

Overall a very well constructed excursion, thank you. Excellent choice of coach driver, he was absolutely fabulous. Communication to Noelene was very good and we thank you for all your help. A very good excursion. The students enjoyed it a great deal.

Please thank both drivers on our behalf once again they made the excursion a pleasure.

Rod was a wonderful help throughout the excursion. He obviously knew everything that was needed which made it very hassle free. Rod really loves his work and puts in a fantastic effort.

Rod was extremely helpful. He made our trip very pleasurable.

Rod was great – our every need was attended to! He was friendly, helpful, and cooperative.

Rod was great. Very helpful and communicated well. As usual, the professionalism and organisation of Macquarie Tours has resulted in an outstanding learning experience for all our students and their teachers. A great job! Well done and thank you very much.

Rod was very friendly and helpful at all times. His attitude towards an extremely excitable group of children was excellent.

Rod was very helpful and cooperative. Information regarding points of interest during the trip were good. His rapport and attitude with both teachers and children was great. Greg was very supportive and sensitive towards students needs. Greg spoke well and informed students of relevant information about Bathurst. Thank you.

Simply the best! In 22 years of teaching and countless excursions this was simply the best excursion I have ever been on with any school. Everything from the arrangements, drivers, vehicles, and the itinerary were the best!

Steve made the trip enjoyable for both staff and students. His attitude towards us was excellent. He is a credit to your company. Thank you.

Steve was brilliant. He developed a positive rapport with the kids and always maintained a sense of humour. He had an extensive knowledge of all the sites we visited and shared this in an informative fun manner. Safety was his number one priority.

Steve worked in with our firm management of the children on his bus. The teachers found him always helpful and good humoured. Can we have him next time?!

Students and teachers had a great week away. The itinerary was excellent – the students loved Questacon and the visit to the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Most of all they loved the trip to the snow and skiing at Mt Selwyn. Steve was fantastic! The kids loved his good sense of humour and the staff really appreciated his help, good organisation and excellent knowledge of the whole trip. Thank you!

Thank you for making all the arrangements for an excursion for 134 students. Everything was well planned and suitable to the age level of the students. Suggestions were taken on board and requirements given to teachers assisted in the overall planning. Before the actual excursion, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you for doing all the work for me allowing us to enjoy the experience!

Thank you for organising an excellent trip. Our driver, Steve, was very friendly and quickly established a great rapport with the students and staff. As always your flexibility and patience is greatly appreciated and ensures an enjoyable and relaxed trip. Barry was very helpful and patient with the children. We appreciated the help both drivers gave us with the hire gear. The DVD player and the suitable collection of DVD’s was a great way to keep the children entertained on the long journey.

Thank you for your help and wonderful organisation. Everything went smoothly. You made my job very easy and stress free. Rod was fantastic. He was very patient and friendly and the kids thought he was terrific. The commentary was very interesting and he was extremely helpful. Thank you all for your help and wonderful service – your work is greatly appreciated. Thanks for the certificates – a lovely idea.

Thank you once again for a well organised excursion – everything ran very smoothly. Grant was a capable, careful driver who assisted us in every way he could, for example a student’s cochlear implant batteries went flat, so Grant took the student and a teacher to the shops to buy more batteries. He also took us for a night time tour after Questacon. Grant was very safety conscious and he had a good rapport with the children, teachers and parents.

Thank you so much for all the hard work and personal attention. The children had a great time and the staff appreciated how smoothly everything went. Steve was fantastic and made sure we all arrived everywhere on time and safely. He managed the children with kindness and humour.

The best! The drivers were excellent. They took in every consideration and request. They were very helpful to the teachers. The background knowledge was excellent and extremely helpful. They are also great with the students.

The driver was very good and helpful. He made public notices when required and otherwise remained unobtrusive. He happily showed videos to the children and ran a well ordered coach. He contributed to it being a relaxed and happy trip.

The excursion was a pleasing experience for all participants.

The excursion was well planned and organised. The staff and students both thoroughly enjoyed their Canberra and Snow experience. Both coach drivers were extremely friendly and helpful.

The usual high standard and great coach! We enjoy the relaxed approach and appreciate the flexibility. Thanks!

This excursion was extremely easy to organise. The excursion ran extremely well and most importantly, Greg was an easygoing bus driver. The accommodation and food arrangements were excellent. The itinerary catered for our needs very well.

This was a terrific time for the students and teachers. It was great as everything was well organised and ran so smoothly. Steve was very professional. He was terrific with the students and made super cups of coffee. All round it was a memorable and fun time! Thank you for everything.

Very friendly, well organised, good knowledge of venues and attractions.

Very pleasant, clean coaches. Drivers were helpful and participated in our talent quest! A job well done.

We found the drivers to be friendly and cooperative. They liaised well with staff from attractions visited. Care was taken to ensure the comfort of the children through clean coaches and providing comfort stops and appropriate times. A professional but friendly manner was displayed towards the teaching staff.

We had a fabulous trip. All went smoothly. Bruce was fabulous. The itinerary was great – everything flowed beautifully – we were on time for everything!

We have nothing but praise for your organisation and assistance. Grant’s efforts need to be applauded. He was knowledgeable, helpful and fun. The kids loved him.

We were very happy with the way we were looked after during our excursion. Steve’s helpfulness and flexibility were much appreciated. We look forward to booking our next excursion with you. Thanks again.

What can I say??? We had a fantastic time, immense fun, exceptional driver, comfortable bus, great food and perfect weather! This could not have happened without the extraordinary talents of all involved in Macquarie Educational Tours. Thanks guys! We luv ya!!

What else can I say? As usual – an excellent excursion! The support of your company and the drivers knowledge, enthusiasm, etc was just great. It’s always a huge responsibility taking all these children away but your company and staff make it an excursion to look forward to as a lot of the headaches are taken care of for us.

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