• This is my third year skiing with Traveleyes - and I look forward to a 4th. The most surprising thing is how much my own skiing improves when faced with the challenge of focusing on someone else's well being, other than my own style and progress. As someone who would otherwise probably have to ski alone in Europe, it is a wonderful communion of good company, skiing, and the support of an excellent organisation.
    Debbie Bowles, Sighted Traveller - Skiing in the Italian Alps, January 2017
  • How to get close to motorbikes, tuk tuks and holy cows without really trying!!
    Judith Large, Sighted Traveller - India, January 2017
  • Our visit to India was an eye opening experience, very simulating, including smells from markets and noisy street life. There was a general air of total chaos with livestock taking priority and traffic seeming not to obey any rules of the road. Visits to the brick factory, cashmere factory and marble outlet were all very interesting and enjoyable, as were our visits to the state primary school and the school for the blind in Udaipur. We also visited buildings representing most of India's major religions, which gave a chance to see how the different cultures vary. In addition we also managed to fit in a number of major sights including Old Delhi, Taj Mahal, Bundi Palace and The Amber Fort. Overall a very enjoyable holiday - one to remember.
    Gerald James, Blind Traveller - India, January 2017
  • A fabulous experience that I would highly recommend. A great way to make new friends and see the world. Highly enjoyable. Don't hesitate, you'll have an unforgettable holiday and learn a lot.
    Carol Tigrine, Sighted Traveller - New Year Rhine Cruise, December 2016
  • I just returned from a Rhine cruise celebrating New Year and one of the best holidays I have done with Traveleyes so far. The group gelled well and everyone was supportive of one another whether visually impaired or sighted. There was no reason for anyone to feel alone or isolated. As Germany is an hour ahead we were able to celebrate the coming of the New Year twice! I cannot think of a better way to start 2017.
    Hilary Lester, Blind Traveller - New Year Rhine Cruise, December 2016
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience as a sighted guide with Traveleyes. I travelled with a wonderful group of people and Traveleyes had arranged every last detail to perfection. I can't wait to go on my next trip with Traveleyes, next month!
    Alison Nuorto, Sighted Traveller - New Year Rhine Cruise, December 2016
  • I have done a great deal of traveling on my own as a totally blind person. While it has been a great adventure, it was also very stressful and lonely at times and I was limited in what I could do, because of the attitude of tour operators towards unescorted blind travellers. I went on my first Traveleyes on the Rhine River. It was a great experience. I never had to be stressed about finding my way, getting food from a buffet, walking round cities, etc. In addition, the company was great, with lots of fun and laughter. Above all, this is a very good example of what many organisations refer to as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). But the difference is: this is not a policy on paper; it is a practical outworking of what this really means. I will certainly go on another holiday with Traveleyes, as time allows.

    Lynita Conradie, Blind Traveller - New Year Rhine Cruise, December 2016
  • I've been experiencing the world with TravelEyes for just over 4 years. Had you told me before then that one day I'd be in touching distance of a Galapagos sea turtle or the target of a sea-lion's games, would have the opportunity to climb a centuries-old lava cliff or feel my way along an underground lava tunnel, would witness the mating noises of giant tortoises or eat breakfast and dinner in the open air of the Amazon region of Ecuador, I'd have thought you were crazy. Yet again, the combination of stunning locations and knowledgeable, interesting and adventurous fellow-travellers has given me some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
    Mark Colman, Blind Traveller - Galapagos and The Amazon, December 2016
  • If you like experiencing new and different things, and enjoy talking, then Traveleyes is for you.
    I have done three trips with the company, all to quite different places, and I have found that I get so much more from the experience when I need to see it on behalf of someone else.
    I really admire the attitude of the VI travellers, and the independence they show. It is humbling to have people trust me, a complete stranger, to guide them through a place which is new to both of us. We each adapt to the other person and in that way we get the best from the day. And tomorrow a new pairing and a different experience.
    I have loved each of my trips with Traveleyes, but the Galapagos trip has been a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am still buzzing.
    Helen Fletcher, Sighted Traveller - Galapagos and The Amazon, December 2016
  • I have been on many Traveleyes holidays and the Ecuador trip was excellent. As usual it was a very memorable trip in all ways. For me our fellow travellers make the holiday so much more enjoyable.
    Ian Taylor - Galapagos and The Amazon, December 2016
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my first Traveleyes holiday to Finland. I met some amazing people and had some incredible experiences. I would certainly recommend Traveleyes to anyone either sighted or visually impaired.
    Aaron Fowler, Blind Traveller - Finland, December 2016
  • I booked this holiday to experience the conditions in northern Finland but had no idea if I'd enjoy the trip. How wrong I was!! The group was fantastic, the places were amazing and the experience of the cold, the activities, beautiful skies and even the unsuccessful search for the Northern Lights were beyond belief. We started off with 2 days in Helsinki which is a beautiful city lit up by millions of tasteful tiny Christmas light bulbs. The next few days were spent in Ruka, which is just south of the Arctic Circle. There we experienced temperatures between -7 and -16 degrees C, so the first thing we did was to collect our snow suits, snow boots, and gloves. What fun we had struggling into them and later struggling to get out of them! This trip required little describing as all around us were trees covered in snow or frozen lakes covered in snow. However VIs and sighted guides experienced so many sensations, sounds, activities and laughter we were left breathless. Our highlight was a husky ride which meant we were organised in pairs. One of us drove the sleigh while the other sat in the sleigh. All went well until the driver braked and then was unable to place their feet back on the runners. The result was the huskies charging ahead without the driver and the "poor passenger" unaware the driver was lying face down in the snow far behind!! Other activities included cross country skiing, a reindeer sleigh ride, ice fishing, snow shoeing and an evening ride in sleighs pulled by snowmobiles. Another highlight was watching downhill mogul skiing. This involved skiers descending a ski slope with bumps then taking off and performing one or more back sommersaults before landing in front of us where my VI could hear the swish of the skis. This holiday should have a health warning! We laughed so much, my sides were sore.
    Moira (but I was also called Morag, Maureen, Millicent .... and Northern Light!!)
    Moira Wilson, Sighted Traveller - Finland, December 2016
  • This was a week of inspiration and wonderful fun, filled with conversation of all kinds - from the most soul-enriching and deeply thought-provoking, to the lightest and brightest of chatter and laughter. I loved meeting my travelling companions, and seeing such lovely and quite magical sights together.
    Deborah Siepmann, Sighted Traveller - Stuttgart, December 2016
  • Traveleyes is a fantastic concept. I chose a short break to Stuttgart Christmas markets to 'try it out' ... and I loved it! What an insightful experience - truly inspirational VI co-travellers, the group got on really well and the trip itself was good too! Looking forward to choosing the next one. Thank you Traveleyes.
    Lynne Wroe, Sighted Traveller - Stuttgart, December 2016
  • This was my first organised holiday and I loved it. It was a great experience meeting new people and visiting new places. Brilliant company and felt very safe.
    Patsy Durrant, Sighted Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • I am so delighted to have been introduced to Traveleyes holidays, having just returned from my second trip and will look forward to booking my third. This is such a good way to travel and to meet new people.
    Heather Parker, Sighted Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • On my first tour as a sighted guide I was a little apprehensive so booked a short break. I needn't have worried, the tour was well organised, the tour manager was on hand with help and advice if needed and the group was a lovely mix of individuals. If you are thinking of booking a tour ......... go ahead I don't think you will be disappointed, you will take home precious memories.
    Patricia Cunningham, Sighted Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • I found the help one received in the hotel and bars was a bonus to the actual guiding and description of one's surroundings made you feel as if you had received some sight back. Well done to all the guides.
    Bryan Maindonald, Blind Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • The tour was very well organised from start to finish and we were in the very capable hands of two delightful and efficient tour managers. The excursions were well balanced and well thought-out with time for exploring with our day partner or by ourselves after the organised excursion. Our tour managers chose good, nearby restaurants every day where we could eat local specialities at a range of prices. Throughout the atmosphere was very convivial, friendly and good humoured. I am very glad to have travelled with Traveleyes and I'll be back for more.
    Diana Martin, Sighted Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • Rome is a beautiful and wonderful city which everyone should experience. With over 2,000 years of history and almost unrivalled amounts of culture there's definitely something for everyone and the itinerary planned by Traveleyes helped to bring together all the highlights in one long weekend package which left me feeling like I hadn't missed anything out.
    From exploring the ancient Roman traditions at the Colosseum and Forum to discovering the delights of modern Rome's kitchens on a delicious food tour, experiencing the breathtaking artwork in the Cistine Chapel and joining the centuries of travellers hoping to gain luck by throwing coins into the Trevi fountain, every day is packed with memorable moments and world-famous landmarks.
    All of that combined with mouthwatering Italian food, crisp local wines and mild Mediterranean temperatures in contrast to the chill of an English November made this a trip not to be missed and never to be forgotten.
    Liam Mackin, Blind Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • I have had fantastic holidays with Traveleyes. The holidays are varied, fun and rewarding. Having to engage with your surrounding to help others really improves your own holiday experience, and it is unbelievably rewarding to be there for other people. Go on. Do it!
    Jonathan Andrews, Sighted Traveller - Rome, November 2016
  • I found travelling with Traveleyes to be a heart warming and mind broadening experience. I have already travelled a lot but this gave a whole new slant.
    Francesca Jaggs, Sighted Traveller - South Africa, November 2016
  • Imagine, a long and Winding Road, I am pleased I didn't leave anyone standing there ...
    My first experience of Travel Eyes and the experience was as good as the Cavern Club live lounge Beatles experience,
    It Please, please, pleased me.
    Gary Graves, Sighted Traveller - Liverpool, November 2016
    John Gardener, Blind Traveller - Liverpool, November 2016
  • Our cruise was as much about the relationship you forge with VIs and guides as it was about the cruising experience.
    Robyn Irwin, Sighted Traveller - Cruising the Western Med, October 2016
  • I thought Japan would be interesting. I did not realise how much. From ornate temples and shrines, to samurai castles, beautiful mountains, waterfalls and lakes. Throw in being butted by a deer, greeted by a robot, making sushi, trying origami or just sampling the exquisite food. A headlong charge around the highlights of Japan and everything in between. Thanks for designing this holiday with a multi-sensory experience running right through it.
    Steve Ewens, Blind Traveller - Japan, October 2016
  • Don't hesitate to use Traveleyes as they are an excellent company. They have provided me with a means to travel independently, which I have missed due to my sight loss.
    Jean Sparrowhawk, Blind Traveller - Copenhagen, October 2016
  • It was a unique experience with a great bunch. The thunder and lightning storms on the hills of Montenegro added to both the atmosphere and camaraderie!
    Celine Sinnott, Sighted Traveller - Montenegro, October 2016
  • I don't know where to start with this trip, it was just incredible. I couldn't do it justice to try to describe things, it was an all-round fantastic experience.
    James Barratt, Blind Traveller - Myanmar, September 2016
  • Priceless!
    Metaxia Tsoukatos, Sighted Traveller - Corfu Sailing, September 2016
  • First time traveller, had no issues at any time during the holiday and made several new friends. Will be looking forward to my next trip.
    Oran Morrison, Blind Traveller - Barcelona, September 2016
  • Traveleyes provide the opportunity to open your eyes and mind on the World!
    Elaine Hiller, Sighted Traveller - Savannah and Charleston, September 2016
  • This was another great holiday with Traveleyes. Although I have been to America several times, I have never visited Georgia before. For people who love American history this holiday is a must, I found the history of this area fascinating and the people who live there are so proud of their heritage.
    The city tours of Savannah and Charleston and a visit to a Plantation really brought the story of this Southern State to life. Our first visit was to Savannah which is such a beautiful city and absolutely crammed with marvellous old houses and lovely squares. I just wish I could have spent more time there.
    We then moved on to Charleston and had a fantastic tour of the Old Quarter. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about Charleston and she really brought the history of it to life. While we were in Charleston we also visited Boone Planation. This was a very interesting tour especially going into the 12 original slave cabins. Each cabin had both video and audio descriptions of the different aspects of the lives of the slaves who lived on the planation so was brilliant for both VIs and guides.
    Our final stop was at Myrtle Beach which is an approx 60 mile stretch of beautiful golden sand and shallow water. A very nice relaxing end to a lovely holiday.
    Eileen Smith, Sighted Traveller - Savannah and Charleston, September 2016
  • This was my fourth trip with Traveleyes. Great food great company and a lovely city. Recommend this type of travel to anyone who is thinking of coming along.
    Wendy Jones, Blind Traveller - Barcelona, September 2016
  • Yet another excellent Traveleyes Holiday. Two more booked!
    Christine Darling, Blind Traveller - Barcelona, September 2016
  • We had a friendly group with a great sense of humour. Very enjoyable experience with VI persons. Great companions ready for most adventures.
    Shirin Khan, Sighted Traveller - Barcelona, September 2016
  • A superb if not long enough holiday to a fascinating destination if you are interested in other cultures and their buildings. Walking around at 11pm at night on a warm late September evening wearing just shorts & T-shirt & flop-flops - wow
    Peter Fisher, Sighted Traveller - Barcelona, September 2016
  • I was surprised and delighted to find that my friends on the Peru trip helped ME to see and appreciate more about the country than I could have done independently. Tasked with trying to describe iconic sights, such as Machu Pichu and the Sacred Valley, I really had to look, explore and touch everything with them in order to do the country justice, and help my friends to experience and enjoy their holidays. The whole holiday was enjoyable from start to finish, and very well organised. I would recommend Traveleyes to all my friends.
    Elizabeth Beer, Sighted Traveller - Peru, August 2016
  • Extremely well organised trip and a varied mix of people definitely worth going, educating the sighted travellers was very good fun
    Lucy Wilson, Blind Traveller - Peru, August 2016
  • Feeling renewed after my holiday in Spain with some great moments to keep me going through the coming Welsh, probably wet, winter. I still smile, remembering the real laughter of my fellow travelers as we were thrown about on a floating inflatable doughnut towed along by a speed boat. In a thank you to the guides on the last day, I said that these holidays give me and my wife a break from some of the stresses of being totally blind and I really meant it. Can't wait for the next one.
    David Buckley, Blind Traveller - Almeria, August 2016
  • This was one of my best holidays ever - fantastic company, so much to see and do and without a doubt the most hilarious experiences along the way. The bicycle ride for 4 people was unforgettable- I loved every moment.
    I was apprehensive about this holiday, but there was no need. It was a joy!
    Looking forward to the next one-
    Alison Farrar, Sighted Traveller - Almeria, August 2016
  • The whole idea that people with visual impairment could and should, be able to go on holiday like anyone else is news to many. It should be more widely known how much enjoyment they and their sighted partners can have.
    Reg Morris, Sighted Traveller - Almeria, August 2016
  • I have just returned from the Andalusian Delights holiday in Spain. It was my first holiday with Traveleyes. I was naturally a little apprehensive but relaxed as soon as I met up with the group.
    The holiday started at 3.00am at Gatwick airport, where the whole group started to get to know each other and from that point we all chatted and laughed for the entire holiday.
    We enjoyed several excursions, had great fun on the beach doing water sports, I went on a jet ski, banana boat and 'rocket' all for the first time! Most evenings we could be found in a local bar enjoying 2 for 1 drinks and making a lot of noise!!
    I had a wonderful time, meeting lovely people and making new friends, I have already booked my next Traveleyes holiday and will definitely be going on many more.
    Karen Dalziel, Sighted Traveller - Almeria, August 2016
  • This was my first holiday with Traveleyes and I was not disappointed. It's a great way to explore and meet new people. I had a really great time.
    Richard Boggie, Blind Traveller - Bulgaria, July 2016
  • A wonderful trip to one of the most interesting and charming cities I've ever been to. From the grandeur of castles and churches to the horrors of the death camps, the busy old town and the vibrant Jewish quarter you'll fall in love with Krakow like I did.
    James Barratt, Blind Traveller - Krakow, July 2016
  • My first traveleyes holiday was to Krakow in July 2016. I had a fabulous time, the city and sights were beautiful. I've met some amazing people and had so much fun, I've laughed so much. I enjoyed the guiding despite being a little nervous at first but the blind travellers in our group were lovely.
    Helen Whatley, Sighted Traveller - Krakow, July 2016
  • Great holiday in Bulgaria. I'm sighted, and being with VI people makes the whole experience really special. Don't just think about it - do it!
    John Quill, Sighted Traveller - Bulgaria, July 2016
  • This was my first time on holiday with Traveleyes and I would thoroughly recommend it to any one - sighted or visually impaired. Excellent value for money and you are looked after so well with the travel guide.
    Margaret Guy, Sighted Traveller - Yorkshire, July 2016
  • We had a great time in Malta. Our tour manager had a lot to deal with but never lost his smile. The weather was fantastic and there was plenty to see, but still opportunities to relax and enjoy our free time. Tours of Valetta and Mdina were fantastic, boat cruise and visit to Gozo beautiful and the days when we were free to do as we pleased were very relaxing. Highly recommended.
    James Knight, Sighted Traveller - Malta, June 2016
  • As a sighted traveller I am always in awe of the adventurous spirit of the VIs. It requires great courage on their part to entrust themselves into the care of a sighted guide whom they may never have met, and this is a challenge for the guide to quickly learn how much assistance the VI may require. This aspect of the holidays I have spent with Traveleyes (7 to date) has given me the greatest personal pleasure.
    Reg Morris, Sighted Traveller - Malta, June 2016
  • I really enjoyed the trip to Malta. The weather was constantly around 27C with little wind. There was ample opportunity to swim and the excursions were informative and giving an idea of Maltese history. The group were friendly and the Traveleyes representative was excellent. Certainly worth a return visit.
    Gerald James, Blind Traveller - Malta, June 2016
  • I have just returned from a holiday to Western Canada with Traveleyes, my 7th wonderful holiday with this inspirational company. Once again it emphasised to me how much more I gain from these holidays by sharing my adventures with visually impaired travellers. I may use my eyes to describe the surroundings to my companion but I miss so many of the sounds and smells which are around us until they are pointed out to me. It truly is a shared experience so we both return home with so many more memorable experiences.
    Wendy Coley, Sighted Traveller - West Canada, June 2016
  • A few years ago, if someone told me I would be climbing a mountain in The Rockies, I would have told them they were off their rocker. It was a marvellous experience, to have the opportunity to do something like this. Traveleyes are the leader in their field and having travelled with them often I can see why.
    Steve Ewens, Blind Traveller - West Canada, June 2016
  • I am a seasoned traveller with Traveleyes, having been on singles holidays and felt very much alone. I find I fit in so well with this friendly and inclusive crowd. I have a disabled sister so my sighted guide experience had a good head start, however I would urge anybody thinking about trying a Traveleyes sighted guide experience to go ahead. You get real training, and in fact it is all common sense and you find yourself adapting to the role with ease. I would say that it is great fun to be with VIs and can make you see things on holiday more clearly. Highly recommended.
    Karen Braysher, Sighted Traveller - West Canada, June 2016
  • A satisfying, rewarding and educational break with Visually Impaired individuals, some of who were inspirational. All this whilst experiencing the beauty and excitement of an amazing country.
    Karl Lavery, Sighted Traveller - Costa Rica, June 2016
  • I have just returned from a fabulous holiday with Traveleyes to California and Hawaii. Visiting Hawaii was a dream come true and is another tick on my `bucket list'. The group, both VI and sighted guides really got on well together which certainly enhanced the whole experience. We visited some stunning destinations in San Diego, 2 Hawaiian islands and Los Angeles. It was a very active holiday, with something going on everyday as we stayed in 4 different places during the 15 day trip. A lot of flying time was involved but as flying is my favourite mode of transport this wasn't a problem for me personally although it did mean spending a lot of time in airports! Thank you Traveleyes for putting on this holiday of a lifetime and providing me with some wonderful memories which I'll never forget.
    Michael Scanlan, Blind Traveller - Hawaii & California, May 2016
  • The East Anglian trip was a great starting point for holidaying with Traveleys and there was a high percentage of "virgins" both VIs and sighted. I've done a few holidays and still thoroughly enjoyed this one. Two full days of excursions with a great tour leader (thanks Will!) A very diverse bunch in age and outlook but we all got along well. Hintlesham Hall was a great place to stay and the grounds were beautiful to wander round. Staff and food excellent.
    If it is repeated I would recommend highly.
    Sue Pitt, Sighted Traveller - East Anglia, May 2016
  • This trip to East Anglia was excellent and gave us a great insight into how Cambridge developed. We also felt privileged to handle the artefact replicas at Sutton Hoo and learn about that site.
    Paul Bennington, Sighted Traveller - East Anglia, May 2016
  • This was my first trip as a sighted guide with Traveleyes and it was superb. We had 10 days in Africa - predominantly Swaziland and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to be part of something so unique and wonderful. The group I travelled with were lovely, our tour manager and local guides excellent and we packed so many interesting and varied things in. Having worked with visually impaired people for a long time it was great to observe a travel company who truly encourage people to be adventurous, and fully inclusive in things. Everything was done in such a professional but friendly manner. I would say to anybody having doubts to take the bull by the horns and go for it - life is too short to let things pass you by.
    Michela Butler, Sighted Traveller - Swaziland, April 2016
  • The trip to Swaziland was my first to Africa and it definitely won't be my last. The place was introduced to us by the imaginative organisation of a British ecologist who has been designing trips in and around Swaziland for many years. She encouraged us to listen to the birds and helped us to identify them. The rangers showed us how to identify the scent of the animals: I can still smell the rhinos. We were able to touch all kinds of things - animal skins, skulls and footprints - even poo. I also enjoyed eating the local food. This trip was such a rich experience and the excursions were varied and fun. We found ourselves dancing with local villagers and being welcomed into a local church. We also visited a school for disabled children, including those with visual impairment, and swapped experiences. We stayed in three different places, all at different altitudes and all very different. My favourite was the second where we stayed in beehive huts with warthogs wandering nearby. The scenery was stunning there - lush green plains, red earth, blue mountains in the distance. And zebra, wildebeest in the foreground. Just amazing. I believe that my interest in Swaziland and Africa in general will last a lifetime. I visited Durham Cathedral a day or so after coming back and found out that it's twinned with a church in Lesotho - this information would have made little impact on me before the trip - now I really care and am genuinely interested in the projects that are being funded out there.
    Anna Manning, Blind Traveller - Swaziland, April 2016
  • The Swaziland experience was about a rich and 'full on' as it is possible to achieve. The experiences just kept on coming.
    Howard Jennings, Sighted Traveller - Swaziland, April 2016
  • If you want a holiday with a difference, seeing a totally different country and learning about the people, their culture and seeing wild animals this is the holiday for you.
    Carol Pearson, Sighted Traveller - Swaziland, April 2016
  • Having already been away a couple of times with Traveleyes, I have learnt to have high expectations of their holidays. However, this trip to Swaziland went way above anything I could have imagined and provided me with some amazing experiences and wonderful memories.
    Christine Wilmott, Sighted Traveller - Swaziland, April 2016
  • This was my first time doing a river cruise and for me, there was no better environment to discover the joys of being on the water and gaining cultural knowledge and experience than the river Danube. From the start, when we were all introduced at Heathrow, I felt that we were going to be an excellent group and that we were all in it together. This holiday had, and will always have many highlights and memories for me and I would like to thank Traveleyes for making it possible as well as our Traveleyes representative and all my lovely travelling companions; many of whom will become long term friends I'm sure.
    Wayne Chapman, Blind Traveller - Danube River Cruise, April 2016
  • This holiday has left memories that will never leave me.
    Yes, the organisation was amazing, so good you never noticed it!
    Yes the destinations along the Danube were stunning in the Spring weather, but then that was to be expected
    Yes the boat was comfortable and the food good, all excellent value
    But it was the unexpected that will live for ever.
    The chocolate shop in Bratislava, the taste that will linger....
    Wayne using his language and negotiating skills around Vienna.
    Planning a wedding on the Ferris Wheel!
    Enjoying a gypsy evening in Budapest when out of nowhere Rose started to sing 'Climb every Mountain'
    Blessed with another two brilliant singers the group were soon in full voice. In the vaulted cellar the sound rivalled The sound of Music!
    I am so happy to have these memories
    Marie Fairbairn, Sighted Traveller - Danube River Cruise, April 2016
  • Just a few words to say I have returned from Jamaica and will cherish the memories.

    This was my first trip with Traveleyes and hope to be involved with more. An amazing organization that I feel humbled and blessed to be involved with. Truly awe inspiring. I enjoyed supporing every member of the group and look forward to hopefully meeting you all again one day on another trip.
    Angela Wickham, Sighted Traveller - Jamaica, March 2016
  • Definitely one of the best trips I've done, I can't recommend it highly enough!
    James Barratt, Blind Traveller - Rome, March 2016
  • The Rome trip is excellent for both VIs and sighted guides. We were so lucky having a local guide whose descriptions were excellent and had prepared 3D images for the VIs of the places we visited. The time of year was perfect for sightseeing as we avoided the heat of the summer. The group was lovely and Jack made everything run smoothly. Thank you again Traveleyes.
    Moira Wilson, Sighted Traveller - Rome, March 2016
  • When the Traveleyes group met at the airport for our trip to Rome, our ages ranged from early twenties to possibly late sixties and some were seasoned Traveleyes travellers – while for quite a few of us, this was to be our first such trip.
    One of the first things our guide, Jack, stressed was that we were all on holiday, so although he would pair us up – a sighted and a visually impaired (VI) traveller each day – we could also negotiate and swap partners if we wanted to do different things. The itinerary was detailed and we covered a lot of ground with excellent local guides who gave us really interesting background details and provided 3D images to be handled by VI travellers, which I personally found very informative myself.
    Visits included the Pantheon, an amazing two-thousand-year-old temple built partly with Roman concrete, the Coliseum, the Forum and the Vatican City. There were optional extras such as a food tasting tour, which proved very popular, and a visit to the ancient port of Rome, Ostia Antica. Some of us also enjoyed an evening of opera in a nearby church.
    In the Vatican Museum we were taken to a part of the museum not open to the general public and had explanations of the sculptures and paintings, again with 3D representations. While there, another visitor asked one of the VIs why she came when she couldn't see anything, but she explained that it was only one sense she lacked – she could still experience through her other senses. It was obvious that we all got such a lot out of our trip together. Another VI made us laugh when she said the explanation of a Caravaggio painting had opened her eyes to art and she wanted to know more. And that's not to mention the sensations of Italian gelato, pasta, pizza, coffee....
    I will definitely be going on another Traveleyes trip (although probably not the skiing one) and not for merely altruistic motives, but because I had a lot of fun and found it a much more rounded experience than a general tourist trip.
    Carol Hall, Sighted Traveller - Rome, March 2016
  • My Traveleyes experience will be one I will never forget. I have learned so much from the stories and experiences the visually impaired travellers shared with us. I would love to partake on many more Traveleyes trips.
    Max Partridge, Sighted Traveller - Morocco Walking, March 2016
  • Traveleyes is a wonderful concept. I have so much fun on their trips. The days are full and stimulating and there is a lot of thought put into providing memorable experiences.
    Elizabeth Kavanagh, Sighted Traveller - Cotswolds, March 2016
  • I used to travel with single holidays, I never enjoyed them. Then I was told about Traveleyes I gave it a try. I loved it. So much good company and interesting holidays. I am going on my 4th Traveleyes holiday soon. It is ideal if you enjoy good company and travel. Can't fault this great idea.
    Karen Braysher, Sighted Traveller - Vietnam, March 2016
  • Vietnam, go in style
    A holiday really worthwhile
    Coach, Boat, train, and a plane
    Took us top to bottom and home again.
    If it's an adventure you do seek
    This holiday takes just two weeks
    Food, temples, rivers and a lake
    Bright colours, lovely people
    This holiday they all make.
    Well done Traveleyes
    Yvonne Duley, Sighted Traveller - Vietnam, March 2016
  • Traveleyes offers great holidays with the added extra of being in a mixed group of Visually impaired and sighted people making the holiday extra special. The sighted travellers get more from the experience as having to describe the scenery etc means that they look more closely and can themselves appreciate the sites more. Great fun.
    Judy Roberts, Sighted Traveller - Vietnam, March 2016
  • Another wonderful city break with Traveleyes. Marrakech is a wonderful place to visit when you can't see because you're immersed in the noises and smells of the city from the moment you get off the plane. There's nothing quite like the assortment of smells you get walking through the markets while listening to the call to prayer echoing out all over the city.

    James Barrett, Blind Traveller - Marrakech, February 2016
  • This is without doubt the best way to see, feel, smell, hear and taste the world and share it with others.
    Hilary Henstock, Sighted Traveller - Lanzarote, February 2016
  • Had a lovely holiday in Lanzarote met some inspiring people and made new friends,
    Traveleyes had it all covered
    Liz Pimperton, Blind Traveller - Lanzarote, February 2016
  • My first Traveleyes holiday to Lanzarote, well what can I say... not knowing what to expect I can say I had so much of a good time, met some great people and saw some great sights. I even experienced going on a jet ski which, when blind, is just ace! I really enjoyed my holiday and have realised you can go away on your own with the help of sighted guides. Thanks to Jack, our tour manager, you were truly fantastic and couldn't have done any more for us.
    Rachael Foley, Blind Traveller - Lanzarote, February 2016
  • My recent holiday to Australia was a first for me, not only to Australia but also with Traveleyes. I could not have chosen to go further afield and into the unknown as far as guiding a fellow traveller! It was a memorable trip, not only for a diverse and interesting country, but also for a holiday with a difference. Being with an entirely new group of people, half of whom had completely different skills and insights to share, was illuminating and great fun. I learnt a huge amount from my fellow travellers with visual impairment and also made some new friends. I am in awe of their bravery in trusting my guiding skills (apologies for the collision with the traffic light) and look forward to an opportunity in the future to join another Traveleyes group
    Frances Plummer, Sighted Traveller - Australia, February 2016
  • The bela roma excursions was well planned. The tours were informative and thorough. The fellow adventure seekers were friendly and happy.
    Charles Nabarrete, Blind Traveller - Rome, January 2016
  • The Traveleyes experience to Oman allowed me to visit a beautiful country with inspirational people and I have made great friends for life.
    Eloise Cook, Sighted Traveller - Oman, January 2016
  • Spending time with likeminded people was uplifting. Being VI or sighted was no barrier to holiday enjoyment. All my fellow travellers were great people and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you Traveleyes
    Jackie Rothery, Sighted Traveller - Tignes Skiing, January 2016
  • Extremely well-organized trip, I had a lot of fun in the Iceland trip. Together with the Visually Impaired, I had gained a lot of experience, and it was really nice to have a platform in communicating with them. The itinerary was fun, exciting, the places we went were beautiful, amazing, and the guide was amusing and helpful! The hotel stay was nice, and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you Traveleyes for bringing us such a nice trip!
    Eunice Chan, Sighted Traveller - Iceland, December 2015
  • I was nervous about going on my first holiday with Travel Eyes, but once I met the tour manager along with the other tourists in Gatwick airport my nerves disappeared as I was with a bunch of lovely people who followed a schedule that was well organised with the option to change to suit my tastes.
    Lorraine Cooke, Blind Traveller - Iceland, December 2015
  • Iceland was an amazing trip that really gave us students an insight on how people live with a disability. It has shown us, or me, that even though one sense may be gone, a person can be as funny, as intelligent and as fabulous as any other human being. I have learned how to help the visually impaired, taking my knowledge back home and sharing my experiences. Despite the great people who went with me and the even greater VI's that we met, I have to admit. Iceland is beautiful. Absolutely spectacular, and the information that our local guide, dee dee, provided for us was more than enough. I have learned so much about Iceland during the trip, even though I started to get sleepy at around 5:30 at noon. In conclusion, I definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants the experience, or just wants to have a fun time and explore the wonders of Iceland.
    Britney To, Sighted Traveller - Iceland, December 2015
  • Our trip to Iceland was... beyond amazing. Words couldn't describe how much I enjoyed the trip, the location and most importantly, the people on the trip. Being a student from Hong Kong, it was very nerve-wracking to travel such a long distance and work with blind travellers as Iceland is so far away and of course, I have never worked with a blind person anytime prior to the trip. But despite all my worries and woes, the trip was amazing. Honestly. I doubt I've had a holiday like fun before and I doubt I will have one this fun in the future. The people were all so friendly and so helpful - even the ones that couldn't see as well - and we've really developed such a strong bond over the week that we've been together. Thank you to /everyone/ who made this trip worthwhile!
    Kristi Wong, Sighted Traveller - Iceland, December 2015
  • Traveleyes is an excellent company. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to York. I loved the variety and the packed itinerary. Great company too.
    Elizabeth Kavanagh, Sighted Traveller - York Christmas Markets, December 2015
  • My first Traveleyes experience was excellent. I was a bit apprehensive beforehand, but my fears were totally unfounded. I chose a short weekend break in York, just so I could see if this sort of holiday was my kind of thing, and I'm happy to say that I'm already looking for my next holiday with Traveleyes. The people are lovely, both sighted and visually-impaired, and it was a joy to spend time with them. I really hope I meet some of them again. If you are hesitating, don't! Book your Traveleyes holiday now - you won't regret it!
    Judy Stannard, Sighted Traveller - York Christmas Markets, December 2015
  • Cuba is yet another great fantastic destination for both blind and sighted travellers. Live music fills the air from morning till night. Visits to a tobacco factory and wandering around where rum is produced and blended, offered us the strong smells and a chance to taste the rum. Not all VIs could see the 1950s American type cars, but we experienced a trip round the town when the atmosphere and exhaust fumes vied with each other! Many people still travel by horse and cart, so yet another smell! Once at the beach many in the group enjoyed swimming in the sea - a great pleasure we can't really do at home.
    Moira Wilson, Sighted Traveller - Cuba, December 2015
  • From the childhood TV of "Daktari" to crying over "Born Free" - this lived up to every dream. Actually touching lions and her allowing us to walk with her, to the spray of Victoria Falls, a touch of the elephant as it curls its trunk around your finger each was a small moment of joy. And then we had the Safaris, when the wildlife got up close and personal - and sometimes real close! And how do you describe how big a hippo's jaw is? Pick up its skeleton! This was my first Traveleyes non-skiing holiday - and my only thought as I came back was when can I go and do it again? Damn work for getting in the way!
    Debbie Bowles, Sighted Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • Really enjoyed all the different experiences of Africa would definitely go again.
    Lucy Wilson, Blind Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • This was my first Traveleyes holiday. It was absolutely brilliant and the experiences of seeing all the different animals close up (especially walking with and stroking the lions, and stroking the cheetah) will stay with me forever!
    Paul Bennington, Sighted Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • Had the most fabulous time with my first trip with Traveleyes to South Africa. The full itinerary with lots of safari trips initially attracted me - many chances to get up close and personal to the many wonderful animals. The company was friendly and we soon felt at ease, all determined to have a good time. Hotels comfortable with lashings of food - tried crocodile, warthog and eland and would recommend being adventurous. Will have many happy memories for a very long time.
    Margaret Baker, Sighted Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • I have gone on Four Traveleyes trips and have enjoyed them all! Getting to know your friendly group of travelers has been a big part of the experience. I have travelled both alone and with friends and my sighted friends have all enjoyed the trips as much as I have. I have had a chance to travel all over the world thanks to Traveleyes and feel lucky to have had the opportunity!
    Jeanne Smith, Blind Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • Had a fantastic time, did so much and met so many great people.
    Robert Corinaldi, Sighted Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • I initially was quite sceptical about how much I would get from a safari but I was so wrong. No feeling on earth compares to the thrill and wonder of being on safari regardless of whether you can see or not. This was a superb holiday that really left its mark on me and has made me want to keep pushing the boundaries and try things that I wouldn't have before.
    James Barrett, Blind Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • I'd not been further than western Europe before. If that's like black & white TV, Africa is a curved-screen cinema with surround sound. it was so far beyond anything I could have anticipated that it was simply wonderful.
    Peter Fisher, Sighted Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015

  • I was very apprehensive about booking a holiday with Traveleyes. I had always travelled on my own to a familiar place on holiday, almost always the same place each year. However, when the "dream come true" holiday came up i.e. a safari trip I just had to book it. I needn't have worried, Traveleyes took care of it all, I had a sighted guide at all times when I required it, expertise of a tour manager, what more could a visually impaired traveller ask for! this was my best holiday ever and I'm checking regularly which one I will book next. well done Traveleyes you have opened doors for me which I never knew existed and shown me that there is a big wide world out there waiting to be explored. I always wanted to explore but never thought I could, until now that is!!
    Marjory Hughes, Blind Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
  • A thoroughly enjoyable first holiday with Traveleyes. What an adventure! Cinque Terre is a beautiful area for walking with stunning views. A lot of the walks are very steep due to the nature of the area and can be quite challenging. However, by the end of the week, these walks seemed easier as one's level of fitness had increased over the week and walking up and down hills became second nature. Evenings are very social with everyone eating and drinking together in very good local restaurants serving delicious local food.
    Vicky Cox, Sighted Traveller - Cinque Terre, October 2015
  • I have just returned home from my first holiday with Traveleyes which was a guided walking holiday in Italy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to go on many more.
    Lesley Buckley, Blind Traveller - Cinque Terre, October 2015

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