Testimonials - 2005

A very professional driver. Makes a great cup of coffee! We were very impressed with all aspects of Lucas’ involvement in our excursion. We will be very happy to utilise your company’s services again.

A wonderful experience! We were well looked after, nothing was ever a problem! Suzanne was absolutely fantastic! I have recommended Macquarie Tours to colleagues and rave about you! Highly professional and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you very much.

Absolutely fantastic organisation. Bus was over the top fantastic. The driver had the best skills, attitude and personality.

All bus drivers went above and beyond the call of duty to make our excursion enjoyable, for all parties involved. I can’t say enough! Thanks!

All drivers were a credit to themselves and Macquarie Tours. Nothing was too much trouble for them to attend to over three days, and they certainly made our very first excursion to Canberra a huge success!! Many thanks for all your help and advice. We’ll certainly recommend you to other schools. An excellent tour provided by an excellent company!

All organisational aspects were wonderful. Thank you so much for your help, safe driving and making sure we had a great time.

Although the organisation was done through another teacher, pre-excursion and excursion organisation was obvious. Well done on a great job. The driver was absolutely wonderful.

Another wonderfully organised excursion for us! Everything went to plan from original plan, changes, follow up etc. Our driver was very professional in his management, attitude and assistance throughout our trip. Nothing was a problem – he even learnt our coffee choices on the first day and had a hot cuppa ready for staff. Coach was very comfortable and highly suitable.

As always, your excursion organisation was excellent. Rod was wonderful with the students and an outstanding tour guide. He looked after the teachers and students extremely well. Rod was always willing to be flexible and help us in any way he could. Rod had a very good knowledge of the area and where we were going. Thank you!

Everybody had an absolute ball. I can’t thank you and the drivers enough for making our excursion easy to organise and manage. Looking forward to our next trip! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Everything was done very professionally and with 100% courtesy from all staff at Macquarie Educational Tours. Further, you went out of your way to ensure that we felt special and looked after. You guys are amazing! I would recommend you to anyone who wants a great hassle free school excursion or group tour.

Everything was fantastic. Highly recommendable.

Excellent driver – happy and obliging, nothing a bother.

Great trip, with the drivers being very accommodating, professional and courteous. The kids and staff alike really enjoyed it.

Having been a customer of Macquarie Tours for the past 7 years, I am no longer surprised at the wonderful service you provide. The efficient and professional manner in which you conduct your tours is second to none. The way you cater to our special needs and the flexibility you show whenever changes are made is greatly appreciated by our school. Thank you very much again and I look forward to working with you in 2006.

Help with the planning and itinerary of the excursion by Macquarie Educational Tours was excellent. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The itinerary allowed the excursion to flow smoothly from venue to venue. Steve was awesome. His general management of the tour was very professional and his sense of humour and easygoing manner with the students added an extra quality to the excursion. The students had a fantastic experience. Justin was an excellent driver. He was just amazing in getting Emma and her wheelchair on and off the bus in record time at each stop and making her feel included at all times. All staff and students found him to be extremely helpful and friendly in all aspects of the excursion.

Hi John, we had a great time. Thanks for your professionalism. Hope to see you in the future.

I have always been highly satisfied with the excellent serviced received from Macquarie Educational Tours, throughout the times when we have required excursion planning. Their prompt communication, efficient planning, and willingness to satisfy our requirements have taken the pain out of conducting excursions. Our school has been using the service provided by M.E.T. and we have all been impressed by the service.

I travelled on the bus with Luke who was an outstanding driver and tour guide. He had a great way with the students and treated them with respect. The students as well as the teachers were impressed with his knowledge of Canberra. Luke is certainly an asset to your company.

I was very impressed with John. He was very accommodating, friendly, helpful etc. I would love to have him again next year for our trip to Canberra. I am always impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of M.E.T. and would recommend them to others without hesitation.

I was very impressed with the support from the staff at Macquarie Educational Tours. I called on multiple occasions with many questions and all staff were happy to help and had prompt replies. Thank you.

It was our pleasure to have Ron as our guide and driver. He had an excellent rapport with the children and was extremely friendly and helpful to the teachers. He was knowledgeable of the area and its educational significance. He contributed greatly to a wonderful experience for the children. Thank you.

Once again, you have done a fantastic job Macquarie! I have appreciated your skills in planning and organising our year 6 excursion again this year. Friendly staff and helpful suggestions have again been a feature. Thank you! Jeff was an accommodating and professional driver who was flexible enough to fit in with our needs. He enjoyed his job and related well to the children. His knowledge of Canberra was excellent and we appreciated the unexpected tour guiding!

Once again, you have done a fantastic job Macquarie! I have appreciated your skills in planning and organising our year 6 excursion again this year. Friendly staff and helpful suggestions have again been a feature. Thank you! Jeff was an accommodating and professional driver who was flexible enough to fit in with our needs. He enjoyed his job and related well to the children. His knowledge of Canberra was excellent and we appreciated the unexpected tour guiding!

Our driver Grant was excellent, informative, jovial and knowledgeable. He assisted the other driver who was new to the job, and the itinerary ran smoothly. Even when there were tight laneways and difficult parking they were both thoroughly professional and amiable. Thank you.

Our driver was excellent, extremely helpful and courteous. He made our trip more interesting and enjoyable. The coach was very roomy and comfortable.

Our driver was very helpful and considerate towards the children and staff. Everything ran smoothly due to his good organisation. Thank you for making our camp such an enjoyable one.

Our excursion to Canberra ran like clockwork! Macquarie Educational Tours provided the school with a great itinerary and all bookings for the various places of interest and educational programs ran smoothly. The suggestions made by M.E.T. of places to visit to complete our itinerary prior to the excursion date were terrific and were suitable for stage 3 students. Rod & Mary were fantastic and were able to make adjustments to planned lunchtimes outdoors when the weather was inclement. Fantastic job Macquarie Educational Tours!

Outstanding! I could not believe the quality of service! Every time I rang to find out information or make changes I was always greeted by extremely polite and cheerful staff. No request was too much trouble and my calls were always returned promptly I will definitely be rebooking for next year.

Rod was a fabulous driver. He had genuine joy and a warm attitude towards the students. He exhibited real compassion and patience when the students were not behaving appropriately and I would be more than happy to recommend Macquarie Tours and Rod for any school excursion.

Rod was a wonderful driver to go away with. He interacted fantastically with both the students and staff. His knowledge on Canberra was amazing and he kept us all entertained. I would thoroughly recommend Rod to any tour group. Could you please pass on our thanks to Rod as our excursion would not have been as fun without him.

Ron & John were outstanding. After 20 years of being on excursions they were the best coach drivers I have worked with. Their manner was professional, helpful and friendly. They had a wonderful sense of humour and above all – could put up with me for 4 days! It was excellent.

Steve was fantastic with both the teachers and the students. Nothing was too much trouble. Thanks.

Thank you once again guys for your help in organising a very successful excursion. The students enjoyed the trip and I have no doubt that they learnt a lot. John did a fantastic job, his obvious love of working with kids made for a very enjoyable bus trip. I have never had a driver organised games on the trip, provide equipment and bring prizes! Above and beyond the call of duty – very much appreciated.

The excursion was a fantastic experience. Uncle Ron was amazing!! He provided coffee and food for teachers at every stop. He was extremely organised and provided great commentary around Canberra. Nothing was a problem. He was bubbly the entire trip and both the children and teachers adored him. Can we have him again?? Please?!

Uncle Ron is the perfect driver for primary students. He is extremely well organised, with a great sense of humour, tells entertaining tall tales, has untold patience, and gives willingly of his time. Thank you.

Very friendly, helpful and professional approach to us all. Many thanks for everything!

Very helpful and adaptable. Both drivers very hands-on and thoughtful of staff and children.

We always enjoy our excursions with you – professional, understanding, willing to wait for our lateness etc. Thanks heaps.

We had a fantastic trip, with a well organised, friendly and a superb coach driver / tour guide.

We had a wonderful time away. All aspects of Bathurst were well planned and organised. Our venues and accommodation were very accommodating and helpful. Thank you for making the trip such a relaxed and well organised one. Our children loved the experience.

We were thrilled with the trip – it went very smoothly. The drivers were fantastic and very patient. We managed to fit so much into our trip due to your excellent planning.

We were very well looked after by our driver. Ron went beyond the call of his regular duties to help make all of the bus trips comfortable and enjoyable. He was helpful, friendly and a good sport. You would find it difficult to equal this kind of service from any other bus company.

What can I say? You’re the best!! Top marks for organisation, communication, professionalism and friendliness. Where do those cappuccino’s come from when we’re in the middle of nowhere?? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

What can I say?! All our staff agree that we wouldn’t think of approaching anyone else to organise our excursion. Annette, Heidi and Suzanne are always welcoming and helpful and no request is too difficult – what fantastic office staff. As for your tour guides we couldn’t ask for better. They have an answer to all our questions, make staff and students feel welcomed and important, and nothing is a problem. Greg & Uncle Ron were simply the best. We appreciate what you do. Thank you very much.

You made it so easy!!