"If you are planning to attend or have attended a WRC event and aren't using Rally Travel, that's a mistake. These guys know what they are doing. I've attended a number of high profile events all over the world and have recently had the good fortune to have attended Dayinsure Wales Rally GB with Rallytravel.com Unprecedented access, well thought out itinerary, great accommodation and just an overall amazing time. Do yourself a favour and book these guys for your next #WRC event. #wrgb #wrc "
" What another Awesome Rally, my 3rd consecutive year on this event with Rally Travel. Everything was spot on, they organised for Julian Porter, Elfyn Evans and Craig Breen to be at our Hotel to talk us through their season…. The effort they put into helping us out on the self drive tour, with their maps they provide is fantastic,Thanks to Dave, Jeff and Alan, who were on hand if you ever needed them and were very helpful as always… I’ll be there again for 2018 on the Self Drive Tour… See you there.."
"We had a fabulous weekend at the great Rally GB. Special thanks to Alan for his great hospitality. Please let him know we made it to the summit of Snowdon today (complete with Rally Travel Headwear!). Looking forward to next rally with You, Zbigniew & Anna. "
"I had a fantastic experience on WRC Rally GB with "RALLY TRAVEL." Experienced guides to the best stages and driven to great viewing spots by luxury coach avoiding most of the traffic. The new cars sounded great and so much quicker the when I went in 2014, and unbelievable weather for the Welsh forests. ð"
"For our 1st WRC event, this was the perfect way to experience everything that the WRC has to offer and was totally stress-free. A well organised tour and a great insight from tour guides into each stage and what to expect. Overall it was superb and i recommend RallyTravel to any fan of the WRC or newcomers to the sport. Can't wait to book up Rally GB again or even an overseas tour. "
Another absolute stunning organised event by Dave & Geoff/Alan top guides,will be back next year"
"We really enjoyed our weekend to WRC Wales. The hotel was lovely, the Rally was great and best of all the weather was way better than expected. Rally Travel were were well organised and everything went very smoothly. "
David and the team did a great job of getting us to the very best viewing location for Rally GB in Wales. So good were the opportunities that the Telegraph UK published several of my photographs for its "Wales Rally GB 2017: the British round of the WRC, in pictures" feature."
" My first trip with Rallytravel & it won't be my last. When I booked this trip at the start of the year I was thinking could this be the rally that would be a momentous one for M-Sport...it sure was! Big thanks to David, Jeff, Alan & James for being fantastic hosts who guided the group through 4 non stop days of fantastic WRC action. We had a surprise guest on the tour, Tony Mason, who shared some great stories of his time in a rally car & also as a presenter on Top Gear. Our coach driver was fantastic in getting the group in & away from each of the stages. The Sweet Lamb stage was a particular highlight with some great vantage points to enjoy the action. I also done the M-Sport tour which was great. Was able to watch Ogier's Fiesta get its evening service & met Seb Ogier, Ott Tanak, Malcolm Wilson & a surprise guest...Sebastien Loeb. The final day was something that I think will stay with all of us forever with M-Sport getting the triple crown. It was fantastic to see Ogier win the drivers title & M-Sport win the manufacturers title. The big cherry on that cake was Elfyn Evans bringing home his D-Mack M-Sport Fiesta to win his home rally & get his first WRC win. Truly momentous! We had a great view of the podium at the end of the Power Stage, I got showered with champagne! When that was done I met Ogier again to get a selfie. He is a top guy. Every single stage we went to was ace, including a private viewing area for a stage in Dyfnant Forest. For me this is the way to see WRC & I look forward to going on many more WRC adventures with Rallytravel in the future. "
We didn't know what to expect. We read the reviews, but you know how some tour companies only post positive feedbacks. I can say that Rally Travel was awesome. We were thoroughly surprised and refreshed at how friendly and organized the tour staff was. My wife and I were traveling through Europe on holiday. As US citizens we've only watched WRC Rally's on ESPN. We found Rally Travel on a google search and booked 3 months in advance. WOW! We had so much fun. The tour brought us to some great spots to view. We were free to choose areas to spectate from, not a bad seat when you're that close to the action. Rally fans are so much fun we made friends with people from all over Europe. We hope to view other events in the future."
"Hi David. It was a great experience; highly recommended!! Best regards to all your team, Emilio Llosa"
"A fantastic trip to Rally de Espana 2017. Highly recommend this tour, hotel good, weather good,viewing locations very good and compared to our trip to Finland last year, accommodation, food and beer all very good value for money. Having done many rallies in different countries over the last 20 years, the Escorted Tour particularly appeals, no hassle with parking at stages and walking miles to get to spectator areas - coach drop off and pick up is great. Tour guides very helpful and keen to ensure that you make the most of the opportunities with 'early start' options for the hardcore fans. "
"We had a fantastic time!! We met some lovely people on our tour which made our holiday. We would like to say a big thankyou to Alan for making our trip great, we could listen to your stories all day! We will definitely be back again with Rally Travel we can't recommend you enough! The stages we visited were very well planned out and we got to see everything we wanted to and more.Thankyou again for a great trip! "
"I had a nice time on rally Spain its a Brilliant rally to do plenty to keep you entertained with a welcome meeting with julian porter & my Welsh man Elfyn Evans ! 1st time for me to meet Alan Lightfoot he done a Brilliant job telling his stories to my Irish friends Denis Biggerstaff & Damien McCann plus Denis & Damien had they stories to tell and not forgetting about Jeff another Brilliant job by him as always roll on next year."
"Another great Rally Travel trip to Rally Catalunya, and everything was well organised and ran smoothly, as we have come to expect after several years of attending this event with them. They even arranged some great weather this year......! Thanks to all the team. "
" Another great weekend at Rally Catalunya with Rally Travel. The info on stages was spot on and David and Jeff were always on hand to offer advice. The hotel is in a great location, and we really can't fault the rally or the organisation. Such a good week for such a great price! The Ford VIP visit is a great treat, you get to see service up close and meet the drivers and team. "
My second time in Spain with rally travel and once again a very easy,no hassle time! We self drove but the rally pack has all you could ever want and I still can't believe how easy it is to do. Will definitely be using rally travel again!"
We had a great time on the rally ,hotel very good ,weather good ,very good self drive info pack"
"We had a great trip to Rally Catalunya this year . The weather was much improved from 2016. Rally Travel provided us with every detail needed to spectate . We done self drive as usual and the maps and information pack is very detailed so the work is done for you in advance. All you need to do is decide on what stages and locations you want to see and off you go. We would highly recommend Rally Travel to anyone. We have travelled for 11 out of the last 12 years with them (Germany x1 ) ( Spain x10) . Also fantastic that Kris Meeke won the rally. Regards, Niall, Robbie,Johnny and Tommy ( Ireland ) "
The rally trip was great and allowed me to capture some great images that where picked up by a number of major photo agencies like Getty and Associated Press, etc (samples attached)"
" very nice experience with rallytravel, well organized, we had good times, the sites of the specially chosen, still thank you for this moment. "
Both my wife and I have had a brilliant time with Rally Travel to Rally Catalunya (Spain). I would recommend this to all my friends, the weather was fabulous the tour guides Jeff,Allen, David & James kept us informed on a regular basis as the results filtered through, the location & hotel was convenient to every area. Thank you to all that made it possible."
" In a time where we are inundated with retro images of Motorsport , "that it was better back in the day". It has been really refreshing to see WRC17 right at the top of its game . We've been extremely lucky to visit 2 rounds with RallyTravel MonteCarlo and Rally Germany- all I can say is their attention to detail and planning matches the quality of the rallying . Clearly working extremely hard to get their clients stage side . Experiences of a lifetime that may become an annual event. Thanks to David, Jeff and Neil and see you in 2018. "
" Entirely positive experience. We had not attended a WRC event before but it worked really well for us with all arrangements running smoothly. We went to the briefing session on the Thursday attended by Haydon Paddon and also found this really well run and interesting. Only issue we had was that the GPS data supplied with the pack was not compatible with the sat nav (Garmin) and could not be input but very minor in the wider scheme of things so apart from not delivering a Jari-Matti Latvala win everything else you laid on was first class and I loved every minute of it. I very much hope to do another round of the WRC with you before too long. JDT"
"This was our first time to attend a WRC event and we thoroughly enjoyed it. RallyTravel does a great job getting you to good viewing locations in time to get a great viewing spot. Travel in a large and comfortable coach made it a pleasant experience getting to and from those spots. The company provided grandstand seats for the first stage and the last two stages which was a treat and outstanding viewing points. Kudos to Jeff and David for all the work before and during the event to make it a great experience for us. "
"Germany was my second trip with rally travel and once again everything well organised. I had jeff as my rep and done a excellent job over the weekend. Many thanks to david for all the advice and information. See some fantastic scenery and great stages on the rally. The coach was literally brand new and the driver done a great job! I did the ford m-sport tour and thought it was really worth doing! I was lucky enough to get pictures with the drivers and staff and really did enjoyed myself. I recommend the german rally its well worth doing! Once again many thanks rally travel. Cant wait till rally gb. mark."
"Thank you for another excellent trip. David and Jeff gave us both tip top service. Thank you. Gethin & Eirian "
Hello! I was really pleased with your service in Germany! I am really happy and I had a great time!"
" Jan and I were first time rallyers and had a brilliant time. Craig and Neil and our driver made each journey an excellent experience and getting so close to the stages was a major plus. Had we been making our own way, we would have had to walk for miles! We got on well with the other folks on the coach( and everyone was back on time!), we appreciated the rally updates - and enjoyed the flexibility of being dropped off in Jyvaskyla. Only two minor issues - the stop off at the services on the way up maybe wasn't long enough, certainly not to get a burger! And the other was the lack of tea-making facilities in the hotel rooms - I know that's not the fault of Rally Travel but maybe you can make the point to the hotel owners that ageing Brits need tea! Big thank you to Craig for being so organised and informative....you'd never know it was his first time. "
"Really enjoyed the trip. It was extremely well organised and Craig our Guide was exceptionally good. Lunches provided by the hotel were pretty average, that would be our only criticism. Good bunch of people on the trip which made it fun and enjoyable. We'd certainly do another trip with Rally Travel in the future. "
"Dear David and the Rally Travel Crew, first of all, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU! We've had an amazing trip in Finland, enjoyed all the time in this beuatiful country and we have had such great experiences, like meeting Hayden, John and Sebastian at the welcome meeting,or later Markus Grönholm, Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle or Esapekka Lappi at the end of the final stage.. Before this trip, we have never taken a journey like this, and of course we had bunch of questions and vindications, but already before our departure - when the sheets, vouchers, maps arrived – has everything changed and we got chilled! Everything was just very well organized, the info pack had a good structure, the accommodations (both in Himos and Jyväskyala) and the rental car were exceptionable, we had not even one problem during our stay in Finland. Please, let me tell you a little story, which will be the most memorable day for me in my life: I was celebrating my birthday on the 29th on Saturday at Ouninpohja.. and it was unforgettable, more than 100 people were singing to me, I was just standing there on this legendary stage, my tears were just dropping, it was such a good feeling I wish to everybody, I think I was the happiest girl in the moment.. :-) and still I am! Last but not least, hopefully we'll meet again somewhere next to the stages of the WRC! We wish you all the best and keep going, you do a great job! Thank you for everything! Barbara & Matthew and Monika & Roland from Hungary "
"Fantastic trip. My girlfriend and I loved it. Very well planned and executed timetable maximising the time to see as many stages as possible. Brilliant parking arrangements for the coaches at every location, enabling a short walk to good viewing locations. Great couriers Neil and Alan. Excellent friendly driver Rami. Great camaraderie on the coach with fellow travelers. Although Ransapisi hotel ( 1 night) had better facilities the Keeruselka ( 4 nights) was perfectly acceptable as my priority was simply to watch the rally. Definitely recommend Rally Travel to my friends and hope to use them again myself. "
"Arrived home after another fantastic Escorted Tour , still buzzing days later. Again timings to and from Stages,were impeccable, dropped off a few feet from the live stages daily. This Tour has to be the ultimate for anyone considering making the effort. You will not be disappointed. Thanks to all the Staff at Rallytravel, hope you enjoyed the Welsh Cakes from Mark & Steve (from Wales) "
"Hi David! Just a quick email to say thank you so much for making our honeymoon to Finland one to remember. Myself & Ben both know that all of the finishing touches and added extras were down to you. Your care, attention, hardwork and dedication showed from the moment I phoned you to enquire about rally Finland and continued all the way through the trip. I will be highly recommending you and rally travel to friends & hopefully we'll do another trip with you in the future! Thanks again, Fiona & Ben. Xx "
"An excellent trip which lived up to expectations. The rally book and associated maps were very well produced and included a lot of detail which enabled us to plan our self-drive trip effectively. The Himos cottages are in a central location which provided a good base for visiting the stages. A great rally. "
"Our 5th WRC event with RallyTravel and once again David and the team have delivered a fantastic WRC experience. Organisation was faultless. Transfers to and from the stages was comfortable with plenty of stage updates from Neil & Craig along the way A great mix of stages, a great mix of people, a great mix of rally expertise with the Rallytravel team. Can only recommend 100% and say we'll be back again...and again and again."
"Just want to say thank you for what was one of the best times of our lives at rally Finland we had a brilliant time and will be back next year your self drive info pack made everything stress free and you had covered everything even the nationals it was amazing and we didn't want to leave keep up the good work. Big thanks from olly anna sam and dan we will be back next year ð "
"Excellent organization. We had a perfect trip thanks to you and the flying Finns. Particularly loved your guide to the stages. "
"Hi David, just wanted to thank you for organising a first class trip which Lynette and I thoroughly enjoyed. As well as being nice guys, your co-hosts displayed a massive amount of experience and background knowledge. Your planning was obviously meticulous and a lot of the rally action was spectacular. Obviously we have thanked Neil and Alan directly for looking after us – they were both first class. Very good to meet you and also to catch up with Craig having not seen him for several years. Best wishes, Roger Kilty. "
"Our second trip with Rally Travel and another great experience. If we got any closer to the action we'd be driving the cars ourselves. Knowledgeable guides like Neil, Craig, Jeff and David make it worth every penny. They seem to be on first name terms with most competing drivers and team managers. You can't get better access to a rally than this."
Does exactly what it says on the tin! If you are thinking about spectating at a WRC event, then I can recommend Rally Travel."
Just got back from Sol Rally Barbados with Rally Travel – what an event! We were made so welcome and the rally action was great. I’m hooked on Barbados so next year here I come – King of the Hill next time as well. If you’re thinking of doing it, it was magic! Thanks to rallytravel.com, Rally Club of Barbados & the rally organisers. Mave and Eric."
"Ive been on just about every round of the WRC with Rally Travel these past years but Rally Barbados was something special again! Such friendly people, fantastic look behind the scenes in the team workshops (thanks to Mayers & Co) and proper Barbados hospitality at the stages! Thanks to David at Rallytravel for making the travel arrangements and Sean and all the others for looking after us so well. I will be back in 2018, this time for the Rum Shop tour as well! Richard."
"The VIP visit to M Sport was the Highlight of the Portugal Rally 2017 for me today. Was a dream come true to meet these legends and to be up close to the cars and check out things close up as I love to do. And this not on TV but close up and personal. You can bet we will be back on either Finland or New Zealand WRC as we fully enjoyed the experience. Please thank Alan for us."
" Great trip to rally Portugal. Good stages with vip viewing area with food and drink to be had in between the stage running's. "
"Thank you David and Alan , fantastic trip great rally , great hospitality top job by a top team "
"First of all thanks to Neil and Rallytravel for such a professional and well organised trip. We got to the stages nice and early to get the best vantage points. Hotel Arvika was comfortable and staff very friendly too. Also, what a great crowd on the 'rally bus'! Had a proper laugh which made the trip even more enjoyable. Have been recommending and will def book again maybe for one of the warm sunny months. "
"Wow.....the whole week i was walking on snow in my mind after an awesome WRC weekend in Sweden. The backdrop of Sweden and Norway, the whole group in the bus, the Arvika Hotel and the new spec WRC cars made this the ultimate beginning of my WRC season 2017. Thank you Rallytravel and Neil for the perfect organization, feedback etc before, during and after the rally. This one was on my bucket list for a very long time and now i can tell everybody, don't think of it, just go for it next year!!! Till next time and hopefully i meet some guys again during the coming events! Mark Ham (Holland and the new face of Citroen) "
"I've just got back from a very enjoyable trip to witness Rally Sweden. It was the first time that I have ever been on an Escorted tour and glad that I booked with Rally Travel. What a very professional organisation... Our tour manager Neil was a very knowledgable guy who kept everyone fully informed on stage timings and team strategies. The Scandic Hotel in Arvika was a great base to stay, with comfortable rooms, good leisure faclities and very helpfully staff. I would recommend Rally travel to anyone, looking for a well organised rally experience. Paul Croft West Yorkshire "
"1st class could not have seen any more of the rally than we did Neil managed our trip to perfection and we had a good crowd who kept to the tight time schedule laid out. Made new solid friendships who I will be keeping in contact with for maybe going to another selected rally. Great experience, Scandic hotel Arvika was very good also . "
"A fantastic trip "AGAIN" with Rally Travel, the organisation on these trips are superb, Neil did a great job getting us to all the planned stages and the best viewing points to watch the rally. Thanks again for a fantastic experience. Hope to book again soon. "
"The Best Yet!! Having been to Spain three times ('13. '14, '15) and the enthralling anticipation of the new spec WRC Cars, I just had to go to Sweden (my first full snow rally). The organisation and timing of logistics, both before the event and on event were absolutely spot on. The stage access and proximation of parking to them on the coach was just brilliant. Have been home less than 24hrs and I am still buzzing from a fantastic event away. I am looking forward to joining you again in Spain. Thank You for making Sweden THE BEST event yet for me out of the four I have done, just awesome. "
"I would just like to thank Rally Travel for another great weekend of no hassle rallying. My son and I went last year to Rally Finland and had a great time, so much so we booked while we were there to attend Sweden this year. The trip to Sweden was great, well prepared, well run and stages meticulously researched. The whole experience was topped off and made, with the help of Neil, his enthusiasm, knowledge and hard work to ensure the event ran smoothly made for a great weekend. Thanks again for the work you do and special thanks to Neil for all.the hard work in Sweden.... Mark and Jonathan Clayton "
"Another great event to the usual high standard that's provided by Rallytravel Very professional set up and highly recommended to anyone seeking to experience a WRC event. "
"A fantastic experience, amazing country with an incredible atmosphere! Some of the best rallying I have ever watched. With regards to the organisation of the trip, it was impecable, perfect timings for journeys, lovely hotel and a fantastic tour leader. Would recomend to anyone! "
"An excellent trip which gave an all encompassing experience of the famous Monte Carlo Rally. Neil's tip to go to the press event on Thursday morning was right on as hardly anyone about and access to both the new cars for 2017 and the drivers was second to none. The logistics for visiting the stages and service park worked to the minute allowing maximum time in "contact" with the activities. An inclusive room in Trois Vallee hotel on the Col d'Turinni, with balcony, for 2 runs through the stage was fantastic and being sung Happy Birthday ( my 70th) by the staff of the hotel topped it off. Overall an experience I will not forget. Only negative is that the ACM route made it impossible to get to any stages on Friday but offset to a degree by the fact it was a nice warm day in Monaco. "
"Neil was very friendly and professional as always, great to meet the drivers at the photo shoot in Monaco. The highlight of the weekend was watching the Rally from the balcony of the hotel at the Col De Turini. would have liked to have seen some stages on the Friday, all in all was a great weekend. "
"I was extremely pleased with the service received. Alan (Host) was a star! He received some great feedback from both guests and the Vauxhall/Network Q team alike. He clearly had a great knowledge of the sport and his advice and information added some great value to the event. So overall, a great service and experience and I would have no problem with working with you again should we undertake an event in 2017."
"I had a really enjoyable weekend at the rally. This was me first trip with rally travel, and i was really pleased with the way everything was organised. I juist had to pick up the car at the Airport, and go and enjoy the rally. The info package was Well received in time, so there was more than time enough to prepare the trip. All was well explained in the info package. Aspecially when you are alone it can be hard to find your way to the stages, but with gps coordinates it was quote easy to find your way to the stages. what i really enjoyed, was driving towards some stages on saturday and sunday. The small roads towards were just real fun! The vip Tour at M-sport was highly recommended. Only positieve words. "
"Just a few words, to express my gratitude with all the team of Rallytravel, we pass a good time and we enjoy every moment on the rally."
"Just a quick email to say thank you very much for the hospitality yesterday at Hyundai, me and my mate Graeme really enjoyed ourselves and were so glad we decided to do it. Diane was a great host and answered all questions we had and even gave us some extra info that we took on board."
"Awesome and my 15yo son thought it was better than that! There was no time limit (or any I was aware of) Hyundai staff went out of their way to help and if we got any closer to the cars being serviced we would of ended up in the boot! We met Hayden Paddon and Thierry Neuville (Hayden being my sons favourite and was superb).I would offer advice to people who make a similar visit....be proactive and mingle, don,t just sit there and expect things to happen.We be doing it again and thank you very much! "
"Having done over 50 overseas events with either my son or my brother, this was the first trip on my own, so I decided to do the escorted trip with Rally Travel to share the event with other fans. I wasn't disappointed. All of the people I met were great and Neil and Jeff were consummate professionals. Access to the stages was good, the schedule ran to time perfectly and Neil and Jeff were always at hand to keep you updated with the leader board and any news from the service park. If you are travelling on your own to an event, I can't recommend them highly enough. "
"We had a great time with Rally Travel. The trips are very well organised and you feel well informed of the next days trip arrangements. The team know all the best places to see the stages and are very friendly. You meet lots of great people with the same interests and we will definitely use Rally Travel again in 2017. "
"As always, everything from Rally Travel was really well organised (except for the weather, but we won't hold you responsible for that). The maps and directions were 99% accurate (although the Spanish highways division do seem to have added 2 new roundabouts in Valls!), and additional info was helpful. We will definitely do another self drive rally with you - probably in Scandinavia next time! "
"Another great trip with Rally Travel, this time to Rally Catalunya. Cannot recommend Rally Travel enough. Hard working, thoroughly organised and extremely knowledgable. Many thanks Rally Travel and especially Neil and Jeff for their hard work as usual. Photograph of Thierry Neuville at the roundabout at Duesaigues."
"I would like to thank Neil and Jeff for a well organised trip from start to finish . We both had a great time and hope to do another rally next year . "
"Another great trip to Catalunya with Rally Travel, who as usual provided all the detail necessary to enjoy Rally Spain (and Salou) to the full. The only let down was the weather for the early part of the event, but I'm sure improvements will be made for next year! Many Thanks Paul & Ann Fairbanks "
"Great weekend, walk to shakedown service and prom, stages good , roadbook good also sat nav and maps,hotel excellent ,hire car great we had 2 6footers 7 seat vw ,good night in dannys bar Saturday drunk too much ,found some nice little bars in the villages ,we got to all stages ok not too much walking but enough cannot believe you don,t pay for anything still after all these years ,first came 1997 .We thought you did a great job nothing we could think of to improve on ,thanks for a great weekend "
"Had a wonderful time. Apart from the weather. Friendly staff and pleasant people. "
"CANT THANK THE BOYS AT RALLY TRAVEL ENOUGH GREAT TRIP AT A GREAT PRICE WHATS NOT TO LIKE BRING ON 2017 "
"Great trip of the usual very high standard. You have to travel on one of these trips to appreciate the hard work that goes in to them and the value for money you get. Over the last few years I've been on all the European rallytravel tours and each and everyone has been excellent. Always professional and efficient. Got to hope for the likes of France, Poland, being introduced to your itinerary. Mexico would be nice also!! Thanks. Arfon "
"Yet again a fantastic weekend. Decided on the escorted tour this time and Neil and Jeff were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and they kept us updated with all the news and results. Thanks again. "
"Excellent start to our honeymoon. Upgrade from room to apartment also chocolates and champagne a very much appreciated surprise. Rally tour guides Jeff and Niall couldn't have done enough for us stages excellent with first class viewing points. ,visit to MSport very informative ,a must for any rally enthusiast .WELL DONE rally travel we will definitely be doing another trip in the near future thanks again Anthony & Kathleen Manning."
"As Always Great few days away at the Rally couldn't be done without Rally Travel. Everything on point thanks again guys Till next Year "
"Thank you for very very enjoyable time at catalunya every thing was perfect because of the time and trouble which neil put in make sure this rally trip ran smoothly and advising where the different places are to get the best viewing.the hotel was very very nice and the staff could not do enough to help you and lastly the people who attended this rally was very friendly and from different walks of life and some old people from previous rallies make this a very enjoyable trip and also staying the extra time and meeting the drivers for autographs and the few trips which i planned before the rally was very good ,so for me it was everything which made this rally so thoughly enjoyable time and i have come back home with very happy mermories "
"Great weekend of rallying thanks to rallytravel for a top job as always "
"Just returned from Wrc Spain with Neil and Jeff once again perfect trip well organised and they keep you updated all the time. Very professional. Highly recommended. Thanks "
"This was my 1st trip with rally travel , Neil and Jeff was excellent always filling us in on updates and very helpful. Had a brilliant rally tour , can't wait till the next one . "
"Hi This was our first time at a WRC rally abroad and we just loved it. Neil our rep for the entire trip kept us very up to date with rally results and any interesting info. We would highly recommend the trip to anybody who was pretty fit as there was a few steep vineyards to climb on the first day ( first holiday I have been on and lost weight!!). Just a magic experience and we are both planning our next trip. Thank you all at Rally Travel, Neil for all his organising and the bus load of people we met from all over the world. Roll on the next trip. "
"Staff was really kind, and reading your maps was easy and important according to choose the most interesting points of the special stages. Thank you! (Massimo Budoia)"
"A big thanks to Neil and all behind the scenes for another great tour. Stunning vistas and great spectator areas close to parking, or remote hidden gems if you're prepared to walk into the stage(or up through the vineyard). I can't decide which tour for next year, but will be using your expert services again. Cheers Paul & Diana "
"The trip was very well organised and the itinerary was faultless. Neil was very professional and had lots of knowledge and kept us up to date about the results etc. As much as he could and was always contactable. We will definitely do it again , "
" great trip fantastically well organised just the best "
"This was my 2nd trip with RallyTravel.com. Just like the last time everything was fantastic. Seeing the race and meeting other WRC fans from all over the world. They do all the pre-race reconnoitering to get the latest conditions. I was particularly impressed when they had us leave 10 minutes early one day because they'd seen some construction zones on our route. Just after we breezed through with no delay it apparently turned into a parking lot. "
"Wow what a experience" My first rally with rallytravel to finland and can honestly say it's fantastic.from the moment we met Neil and Jeff at helsinki airport to the trip back to the airport was very warm friendly and reliable and never had any idea of how the rally was going to work out over the days we were there and must say the coverage was excellent and all the information covers everything plus updates on the go between stages from neil and also with live wrc radio on coach.being a huge motorsport fan I've seen moto gp in maylasia and Europe and formula 1 and nascar in America and will say that the wrc is just awsome,rally drivers are top of motorsport empire for me for many reasons with the effort,pressure,commitment long days and skill and speed from them is emence and as for the cars they are fast,loud,good looking and great seeing so close in action, The amount of work that rally travel put into this trip is very impressive from the welcome meeting point at airport, sovenier pack, to the rally pass,cap and programme you receive at start of the rally.all the times,meeting points,stages,breakdown of places to watch,even knowing the local farmers on certain stages is great and getting hayden paddon and John kennard in hotel for a q&a was a surprise! there is nothing missed at all.another great thing about this is how you meet so many people across the world for me people from Australia new zealand America Panama Spain and uk.I travelled with a mate but was surprised how many people travelled alone and wouldn't think twice about travelling alone in future if I had to because everyone is there for the same reason "rallying and fun" and it becomes a big family over the rally weekend and it's fantastic to have experienced that. It's a very busy shedule with early starts and few late nights depending on how you winde down and for me that ment hardly any sleep lol but it's worth it ,neil was my guide and was very experienced and informative and between stages and start times he was open for conversation and on hand to answer any questions and delt with everything and everyone very professionally many thanks neil! It's also great way to see the country some of the most beautiful landscapes and lakes and forest the you don't see at circuit racing. I fully recommend rally finland and will be going to another one very soon and from what iv seen no matter what rally it is I think rallytravel will deliver a brilliant fun packed rally adventure. I would like to say a big thank you all those involved at rallytravel that made this trip possible and the friends I made along the way for making the trip great fun. Anyone thinking of booking up a rally don't hesitate it's a must and you won't be disappointed! A masive thank you Mark "
"After an amazing Rally Monte Carlo with Rally Travel last year we thought nothing could live up to our expectations and with the prospect of an escorted tour with 80 guests, we were a little daunted. How wrong we were! Yet again Rally Travel came up trumps. Watching Jari-Matti on home turf through some amazing stages and, Kris Meeke coming through the final timing boards at the end of the rally in front of us was brilliant! We made new friends and were re-acquainted with old ones, and yet again Rally Travel's Neil and Jeff were excellent. Maybe Sweden next year?" "
"I had a marvelous experience, that I'm looking forward to repeat. Neil and Jeff professionally organized our trip to the smallest details and were very caring with us. I've got the feeling that both of them, together with the rest of the 2016 Finland Rally Group, are now friends of mine. I brought back with me a lot of feelings and long lasting impressions: rally cars driven on gravel at insane speeds; very competitive young pilots; technical stuff that I discovered during the VIP Team visit to the M-Sport World Rally Team; fairy tale landscapes with pine forests, mirror like lakes, lovely cottages and hospitable Finnish people. "
"WOW, Witnessed history being made! incredible rally, the speed, & commitment is out of this world. RallyTravel's Neil & Jeff, ultimate professional's, updates of stage times, overall positions, their hard work & dedication makes every rallytravel tour fantastic, always takes us guests to great view points on legendary stages, & their always available to talk to & have a laugh with! Rally Finland is a must, it will blow you away! thanks guys, see you again soon! "
"Sir,fantastic trip,knocks f1 into touch by a mile,very well organised, information pack details out of this world, managed eight stages, and two visits to service park, also stumbled on all top runners in lay_by prior entering one of the stages was able mix and talk to driver's and co driver's amazing how approachable they were!, Thanks, Paul Watson "
" How do I describe what is like to have had the best week of my life! I have wanted to spectate at this rally for about 20 years, I had built it up in my mind as the pinnacle of rallying, as the holy grail of the sport, there were some really, really high expectations for his event........... The rally of Finland is more than just a rally, the only way to really experience the rally and the locations is to do it through Rally Travel, they know the best locations, how to get there, what to look for and every bit of rally geek trivia you would ever want to know....this is just the start through. Finland is the most beautiful place you ever experience a rally, I have never experienced a place more beautiful and inviting, peaceful and serene filled with the most beautiful local people in the world who for the whole week join the celebration and make Jyvaskala come alive with a buzz I have never seen. But wait there is more. You will meet people on this tour that you will be friends with for life, you will make relationships with complete strangers and forge shared bonds that will endure, people from all over the world with diverse lives and interests come together to witness and experience the greatest motorsport spectacle on the planet.........The locals love Rallying, they turn out in their thousands, in cherry pickers, saunas, caravans, sit in trees and create an atmosphere unseen before, they drink and smoke and party all day.....and then there are the rally sausages with sweet mustard sauce, ice creams, merchandise, t shirts hats etc etc available on the stages, it just keeps going and going. You cant experience all of the above without Rally Travel, Neil and Geoff turn what is essentially a bus trip to the Forrest into a magical experience, their knowledge of Finalnd, the rally and pretty much everything in general related to the rallying coupled with their relaxed easy going and friendly personalities makes the whole experience overwhelmingly positive. Because Neil and Geoff are rally fans they know, they just know. Obviously from the above you can tell that I had an amazing time, I cannot thank Neil, Geoff and Rally Travel enough, this week was truly a life changing time for me...........Book now....just do it!!!! "
"It was the best rally ive been on so far. Neil & Jeff did a brilliant job, as usual. Please give them my thanks. Hope to see you soon on another rally in the near future. Regards Sue. Another Darrall causing chaos. "
"Just wanted to say how much we loved the fantasticly organised Rally Finland trip Great work by Neil and Jeff to make most every hour of the of the day to visit places you probably would not find on your own .Great trip with some great people from around the world .Fantastic location .Great hotel .Even superfast free wifi on our coach .Loved every minute .Great value for money .Thankyou . Ps our best picture of the trip was taken by my son Ryan .See you on the next trip Danny & Ryan "
"Hi Neil and Jeff, Just felt I needed to say thank you. My son and I have done the Wales rally stages for many years. This year we decided to go abroad and chose to attend the event in Finland, booking an escorted tour with yourselves. I was apprehensive at first not being a great coach traveller, however my apprehension soon disappeared due to the ease and friendliness of yourselves. We met some great people and had a really enjoyable trip. Your constant updates of stage results, current standings and running orders made each days events easy to follow. Your knowledge of the stages was wonderful and we had easy access to great vantage points. I would recommend Rally Travel to anyone looking to attend and event, we enjoyed the tour so much that we reserved places for Sweden whilst still in Finland. Neil and Jeff many thanks for your work and your Knowledge, Mark and Jonathan Clayton. "
"Rally Sardinia was beautiful with hotels beach bars the old town of Alghero & the service park all in walking distance I couldn't have wished for better brilliant stages nice setting for taking photos I would like thank Denis & Ann Biggerstaff Neil & Sandra Prunnell Arfon & Liz Jones for making my rally tour so enjoyable. "
"Our 4th Rally with Rallytravel and we were not disappointed. Our base for the rally was the town of Alghero, with the service park, beach, old town and numerous restaurants within easy reach...perfect! Neil, as ever, had spent several days before our arrival, checking and double checking our routes into the stages and vantage points to ensure we had the best experience. It's this dedication that made our Rally Sardinia experience stress free and so much fun. Neil takes time to explain each stage on arrival, highlighting on stage maps where we were and what viewing options were available to us. Transport to/from the stages was efficient and comfortable, with Neil relaying stage and overall results as soon as they were published. With fantastic, like minded people to share the experience, excellent organisation and amazing weather and scenery, Sardinia was right up there with my best rally experience. I used to plan and travel to European WRC events myself but the Rallytravel experience is 100% better. Neil, David, Jeff and the team deserve huge credit for putting together unforgettable WRC holidays. We've only been back home a few days and are already thinking where to go next."
"Once again it was worth it! Very early departures to the stages with a walk to the (hot) spots which where recommend by the nice guide Neil. In the afternoons we drove to another stages. So it´s very stress free to be driven in a mini bus and have company with a calm group. The interesting thing was the shakedown, where we got so close to the cars and drivers. Most arrivals were in the evening at the hotel/service parc. I hope you will offer a rally travel to rally Corsica in the future. All the best! Fredy"
"Yet again excellent rally, all the effort put in by the Rallytravel team, especially Neil Prunel paid off. Saw many excellent stages, informed all the time of results etc. Will be booking next one soon. Many thanks, see you soon Jeff & Mel"
"Another huge success. Excellent organisation, exciting locations on all stages, great company with everyone gelling well and the weather was wonderful. Spain next! "
"Very enjoyable and never to be forgotten"
"Our first trip with rallytravel, we had an amazing time and would not hesitate in booking again :) Very well organised and Neil was a fantastic host, keeping us updated all the way through."
"The trip was fantastic - even though there was some uncertainty about certains stages due to the mild weather, Neil Prunell the tour guide kept us well informed & even arranged a brilliant trip upto Petter Solberg's workshop when the early shakedown was cancelled. The hotels were nice & comfortable. Overall the trip was great value & we had a brilliant time & would definitely recommend Rally Travel. "
"Another great rally! Thank you to everyone who made it possible.Neil certainly pulled out all the stops to make it another memorable rally. You guys at Rallytravel certainly know how to give your clients a good time, for sure!"
"Even though the conditions kept on changing, Rally Travel managed to stay one step ahead of the situation. Classic example of why it's worth going with people in the know."
"A brilliantly organised trip. Everything run like clockwork, Stages, Service, Accommodation, all excellent. Neil took care of our every need, and even when warm weather threatened the event, I have a suspicion that the heavy snow on Friday had something to do with him! Can't wait for the next trip."
"Yes spot on again even with a lack of mega snow really enjoyed visiting Petter Solbergs Rally X HQ and meeting the man himself very interesting and entertaining, looked after very well by Neil I think he did an outstanding job due to the possibility they were talking about not running the rally at one point looking forward to next trip, just unable to make my mind up which to go to again thanks to Rally Travel and Neil. "
"Thank you Neil for an amazing trip. We both loved every second of it. The best way to see a WRC round for sure!"
"Another amazing trip with Rallytravel !! Time after time they keep delivering. Huge thanks to Neil, a brilliant week was had by all of us. If you're thinking of doing a WRC event, these are THE guys to take care of it !! Stress free rallying at its best. Until next time, thanks again."
"I had a fantastic weekend with a great group of people &Neil was very helpful &'informative, keeping us up to date with all the placings. My 2 highlights were meeting fellow countryman Hayden Paddon & meeting with Ari Vatanen. We attended 2 great stages especially Sunday's Col De Turini. The only improvement l would suggest is try & include 3rd stage even if it ment an extra night otherwise thankyou-Rally Travel-for a great time & hope to us you again in the near future."
"Me and my four companions want to say thanks to David and his team for the excellent service we had during the 4 days of Rally GB.Everything was Well organised.A good hotel.Always on time for the special stages.The best point of views.We never had to walk long distance from the bus to the special stages.Top of the bill,was the meeting with the M Sport team on Friday evening.Food and drinks.A short briefing with one of the principal engineers.Altough the weather was a disaster during the 4 days,we had a marvelous time.We will be back for another event. A special thanks to Neil from Rallytravel.com and the bus driver Lewis for looking after us trough the whole weekend. With kind regards Yves Degheselle Belgium"
"Many thanks to neil and david for another excellant and well planned rally. this rally this year had some real classic stages and thanks to neil yet again we was able to find the best viewing along with all the welsh weather throw at us The v.i.p visit with fords was excellant and provided a close view of the cars as they being serviced and how much the guys do in such a short space of time truly amazing I am looking forward to cumbria on the 9th january and after well who knows except bring on 2016 many thanks again and hope to see you soon"
"Fantastic tour. Excellent accommodation and breakfasts. Neil, the tour guide was great, getting us to the best viewing places, in plenty of time. Will use Rally Travel again."
"Great trip, as we have always experienced with Rally Travel - will definitely join you again in the future. My wife and I particularly enjoyed the great weather you had laid on for us.......! Best Regards Paul & Ann Fairbanks"
"My fifth trip with RallyTravel. Catalunya did not disappoint. A great rally and the best of both worlds on gravel and tarmac. When you wake up to the sound of rally cars leaving for the stages (and eat breakfast next to Ari Vatanen) you know you're in a great central location. "
"I Enjoyed the rally of Spain tour lovely group of people on the bus with they welsh flags supporting Elfyn Evans and other up and coming welsh Driver' plus nice atmosphere with Eddie down at the bus stop bar and I had a brilliant day out at portaventura theme park on the Wednesday thank you David Neil and Jeff."
"Everything ran very smoothly There was 16 of us and it was a pleasure"
"Impressive experience, with a enjoyable company. Tours were really nice organized, on time every stage and constantly updated with the results from both guides. In a word "Perfect" ! Thanks again."
"Rally Travel, are the experts in providing a fantastic trip to the wrc from there pre event paperwork which clearly shows the must visit spots, to the care and attention provided by their reps Neil and Jeff makes any trip to the wrc a stress free pleasure . anyone who is tempted to give the wrc a look Rally Travel are the guys to go with "
"Had a fantastic trip to WRC Spain with Rally Travel and Neil and Jeff.Very well organised and kept you up to date will everything.This was my first WRC rally .Highly recommend rally travel.Thanks again"
"I enjoyed three days with Rally Travel around Trier. The guide (Neil) organized everything very well and he is pleasantly. The most interesting part was the VIP-visit at the M-Sport-Team and to watch how the mechanics repair and clean the Fiesta RS WRCs in 45 minutes. The people were very nice in the travel group and I think Iwill join another rally-guided-tour next year. Greetings from Rhineland in Germany"
"Flawless Tour, Amazing trip, Great group, Best Spots, Grand Action. Everything was superb, the timing, the guidance, the spots, the hotel, Jeff and Neil are just great. We had a wonderful time and we shall return. VEEEEEEEEEEERY RECOMMENDABLE! Greetings from Argentina!"
"I would like to thank neil and the rally travel team for a very much enjoyed wrc germany before the rally and during the rally itself the stages are well planned to make the most of each stage with best views fasted stages jumps etc this is a credit to neil who provides information which is as always excellant as always thankyou so much for a very very enjoyable rally"
"Just a quick note of gratitude ! Denis, Stuart, Anthony and myself had an absolutely fantastic time at WRC Germany - We were looked after like babies ( a good thing !!) by Neil, and the Rallying and the banter was priceless ! Sorry to say that we will have to go on another trip with you......... !!!! Thanks again Damian Mc Cann "
"Excellent - another brilliant event. Meticulously planned and expertly implemented in a professional manner. My reviews may be coming repetitive but the end product is of high calibre every time. Now to decide on the next event to book!"
"Had a great time on rally Germany. Weather was lovely,Hotel was absolutely spot on (my son's words).thanks to Neil for pointing us in the right direction every time finding the best positions to watch the rally. Did the MSport VIP visit this time and had my photo took with Elfyn Evans 😀. Deciding now which one to go on next !!"
"Fantastic event, really enjoyed. Very well organised by Neil and crew. Good stages and view points well explained. Fantastic hotel, close to restaurants and pubs (always a bonus) Good friends made on this trip. "
"As always great rally fantastic weather really enjoyed the week thanks Rally travel for everything as always top stuff see you next year again"
"A big thank you to Neil and Rally Travel in making our days on Rally Germany very enjoyable. Good stages, good hotel and good friends made on this trip. Lots of laughs with the guests on our coach. See you on our next trip. Paula & Bob xx"
"We would just like to say a massive THANK YOU to all at Rally Travel for making our trip to Rally Germany a fantastic experience from start to finish, also a massive thanks to Neil for his organisation and taking care of us. See you on our next trip.."
"This was our 1st time to take a trip out of Kenya to see a WRC. All I can say, it was well worth the trip, from start to finish. Well organised, well coordinated trip, and best of all we got pictures with the Top Drivers. Now looking at next year to do another WRC with Rally Travel. GOOD JOB GUYS!!!"
"Really enjoyed the whole trip well looked after by Neil and Jeff and looking forward to next year."
"Despite the large number on the tour it was organised extremely well and as usual Neil and Jeff made the event extremely enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole rally and met people from all walks of life and found it fascinating. Thank you for a wonderful experience x"
"After been with you numerous times on Self-drive Tours, we thought we would try your Fully Escorted Tour to Finland. Glad we did, it was perfectly planned, timing for all was crucial, but no stress, no hassle and no worries and no waiting at any time throughout it all. The four of us thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a fantastic time. Best regards to Neil and Jeff, brilliant Hosts. We will be doing another Tour with you somewhere, sometime, watch this space."
"Accommodation in Himos first class.Right in the heart of the action.Again the rally pack on this self drive tour superb, gps coordinates spot on.Neil has put a lot of effort into this.Definately going again. Thanks again for a truly great time. John Hughes."
"We both really enjoyed the Finland WRC Rally Tour with Jeff and Neil. They did a fantastic job organising buses, info en route and getting us great spectator points along with updating us on the rally as it progressed. Jeff was our bus tour leader and his fun personality really made our bus a very happy and enjoyable experience. The hotel although a 4 star was basic. No tea/coffee in room. Waiting staff and cleaning staff and most of reception staff (except one grumpy male receptionist) were very helpful. Breakfasts were great and the one meal we had in the hotel was lovely too. We WILL be back in next year or so to do another WRC with Rally Travel and will definitely be recommending our friends to use Rally Travel. No photos uploaded yet but will send them on when we get a bit of sleep!! Very early mornings but so worth it. Thank you all so much for a great week. Kindest regards Ruth and Tony Duignan "
"Fantastic experience !! i hope in the future to follow another rally with you. thanks to Neil and Jeff for your collaboration and help. Marco"
"We had great time in rally Portugal. Everything worked well and VIP areas were excellent. (Only small minus was the missing breakfast in hotel due to early starts). Thank`s a lot to rallytravel staff Neil and David."
"Thanks David and Neil for another great escorted tour. (I know who to call if I have minibus in my way in the future!)"
"My first WRC event and can't wait to go again. Everything was taken care of by Neil and Dave from first minute to the last. I can't speak highly enough of them and their organisation of the whole trip. The Rally, weather and Porto were excellent so all in all a fabulous time was had in Portugal."
"1st time for rally Portugal in thè North it was Well worth a visit with David & Neil of rally Travel and all the lovely people that were on the bus I had a Brilliant time with you all Duncan supporting ElfynEvans with my welsh flag."
"We had an excellent time . It was our first WRC experience and what an experience !! Brillant. We could`nt have picked a better rally Down to the last car on the last day on the last stage . Spectacular scenery and our guide Neill was a wealth of information and could`nt be more helpfull though hes not too good with the Jagermeisters . It was a 50th Birthday present from my family and one i will always remember . Hope to do anotther one in the future"
"What a fabolous event. Everything is fine and Neil doing his usual job, a fantastic job. It was a great experience, i will do this rally again. Thanks for everything"
"Excellent trip, really well planed and Neil was fantastic "
"One of the best experiences I've ever had, it was absolutely brilliant from start to finish.. It was great to gave met Neil Prunnell who was a fantastic host throughout the time we were there .. I would definitely recommend Rally Travel and hope to be back on future events.. The photo is one of many from my time in Sweden.. Thank you "
"Awesome rally, best experience of my life! Neil Prunnell's hard work, dedication, & professionalism is fantastic, because of his work everyone on the tour had an amazing time, saw some great action, on some legendary stages, running a second bus on Friday for those of us who wanted to watch the historics was a fantastic touch from Neil & Rally travel, I can not praise Neil or recommend rally travel enough. roll on my next rallytravel tour :)"
"Thank you so much for making Rally Sweden such an awesome experience for us. The planning and attention to detail put into our tour was flawless. Accommodation was really good. The spectating was GREAT! Neil was an extremely professional & helpful guide. Our fellow rally goers were great craic and we made some good friends on the trip. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone thinking to go. Pick rallytravel.com You will not regret it."
"Fab rally fab spot it was just the best rally stages to be at 😄😄😄"
"Fantastic! The Rally Travel organisation was excellent, the rally was amazing - a real nail-biter to the finish. And I saw Thierry make the record-breaking jump at Colin´s Crest And I spoke to Andreas at an after-rally meal! Well done Rally Travel!"
"Yet again another superb trip from Rallytravel,my best event with them by far,Neil was brilliant as usual keeping us all updated on the rally results and making time with all his clients,Sunday night at the drivers party was the icing on the cake,will be booking again very soon."
"- the travel was very well organized - well chosen Viewers points - very good accommodations !! - good guided by Neil (big thanks to him)"
"We've delayed posting feedback after our trip to Rally Monte Carlo because when you've stood on the Col de Turini watching the WRC cars fly by, with Ari Vatanen next to you providing commentary, you are lost for words! Having been to Rally GB for many years, this was our 1st adventure abroad and, thanks to Rally Travel & especially Neil, the whole experience surpassed our expectations, made better for sharing it (& more than a few laughs) with a great bunch of like minded rally nuts. Maybe Finland or Sweden next year?"
"What a fantastic trip, great organisation by Neil as usual. All aspects of the 3 days were excellent from information during the event, transport and the position on the Col De Turini. Sunday night in Monaco is something to remember especially when Seb Loeb, Yari Matti, Kris Meeke and Andreas Mikelson came into the bar. We will definitely be back."
"An absolutely fantastic weekend. The tour was very well organised and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and well connected. They made the Monte seem easy and it is a difficult rally to navigate yourself. The accommodation would be near impossible to organise yourself and it all provided for a great experience. It was great to travel to legendary rally stages with a great bunch of fellow rally fans and a few stars along the way! Will be looking to do another tour next time I am in Europe!"
"The tour was well organised and well structured. Neil as our tour guide kept us well informed at all times regarding the progress of the rally. The mini bus drivers that were used were extremely friendly and were "excellent" in their roles. They had exstensive knowledge of the area so we all found the travelling between stages interesting.The social aspect of the tour was also excellent as Neil was able to inform us of places to eat and drink, and introduced us to some of his "friends"(Ari Vatanan, Seb Loeb to name but a few) We will definately be joining them again "soon" Jeff & Mel. "
"We had a brilliant time, thanks to the team at Rally Travel. So much effort went into giving us a trip to remember. Special thanks must go to Neil as his knowledge and humour added greatly to our time in Monte. Can't wait for the next time!"
"Excellent. Another great well organised and ran event. This event may not allow for the same number of stages as most of the other WRC events but the history and atmosphere of this one is unique. Staying at the Col Tourini and sharing a balcony to spectate with Ari Vatanen, meeting top drivers in restaurant and bars after the finish on Sunday all adds to the enjoyment of this trip. Was certainly worth it, thanks Neil for your hard work during the trip and to everyone else involved behind the scenes."
"We have used Rally Travel several times in the past but this was our first escorted tour. I cannot thank Neil and the mini bus drivers enough for their work over the weekend. Also the other members of the group were fantastic. This has been one of the best weekend of our lives, rubbing shoulders with some of the best drivers in the world. Thank you Rally Travel we will be back !! "
"Brilliant Trip, highly recommended roll on next year! "
"Our first time using Rally Travel to Wales, Rally GB and we definitely wasn't disappointed. The tour was really well planned & included passes to the M Sport team hospitality unit. Our tour rep Neil was lovely,very professional and was always ensuring that everyone was happy and knew what was going on. Well done Rally Travel. Will definitely be using you again. :-) "
"Just returned from Rally Catalunya and would like to thank Neil and Jeff for the brilliant organization on the Escorted Tour. Wonderful as usual. For the first time this year we also had 2 non-rally fans with us, 1 of whom is 9 and was made to feel very much part of the whole experience.They both thoroughly enjoyed the holiday part, laying in bed and sitting around the pool! Rally Travel have something for everyone! Many thanks once again. The Vokes Folks "
"Once again another great rally with yourselves. From the centre of busy Barcelona to the rustic hills in the countryside."
" Excellent organisation as always, the best round of the WRC to spectate on, we've been on the this event for last 6 year's and have already booked for 2015. Can't wait."
"It was our 1st time for us to attend WRC Spain and also the 1st time to use Rally travel. There was 16 of us going to watch the Rally and David and his team were superb from our first contact with them and organized everything from the hotel, excellent maps and stages guide with excellent viewing spots picked out, and also organized the two 8 seater vans we needed. I would highly recommend them and hope to use them again in 2015"
"First holiday of this type and a great experience. Aside from fantastic weather the Escorted Tour was very well planned and organised. We felt we experienced as much of the rally as possible and enjoyed the bus trips through the countryside to the spectator areas. Tiring but thouroughly enjoyable trip and we felt it was value for money also. Will be considering another trip in the future."
"Another Great Rally,Rally Travel pack spot on as always. See you in 2015"
"Our first experience of WRC. Germany was fantastic, scenery spectacular, a great trip well organised with a nice bunch of people. Many thanks to Neil for looking after us. Hotel was ideally located and comfortable. Definitely would hope to go on another trip one day! Many thanks, kind regards. Aldo & Ryan"
"Thank you for your good hospitality during our Rally tour in Germany. We really enjoyed the tour. The prior distribution of the Rally Pack documents was convenient for us to investigate how to enjoy the Rally. Breakfast was arranged everyday according to our itinerary. That was pleased for us and all Escorted Tours were very well organized. We are looking forward to joining some other Rally Travel in the near future. Best regards, Y*** and M**** (Japan) "
"Sue and I had a great time on the rally germany. Neil doing a great job as usaul keeping everyone up to date with info. Some great stages visited."
"Rally Germany well organised, easy travel to stages with good viewing points updates en route to next stages so we always new what was happening thanks Neil for everything. "
"Being with rallytravel and watching the events live in Spain and now recently in Finland have been just awesome. Had an outstanding experience watching fast sections, jumps!!! Some very fast sideways action and was just an amazing amazing experience overall. BIG thanks to Neil, Jeff and David from rallytravel for making this possible. Very well organized with printed schedules, live updates on stage times and so on. I really can't wait to get back to Finland. Fully recommend booking the Package with Rallytravel. Thanks Shriram "
"We both had a fantastic trip, met some great people, had some great laughs, and saw plenty of rallying! It's only when you arrive home to sort through your photos and videos that you actually realise how much rallytravel pack into the 4 days of the event. We'll definately do another trip. Thanks to Neil and Jeff for being excellent tour guides and a generally good laugh. "
"Thank you very much for another beautiful and great high quality tour to Rally Finland. I enjoyed on stages to see a very very fast car on the road, jumps and sideways. "
"Special thanks to rallytravel.com for beautiful weekend at 1000 lakes rally WRC neste oil Finland Rally . The best team leaders Jeff and Neill have great experience for any WRC events . We had really enjoyable times there and travel like as a team . see you again there !"
"Our first rally and it was a great one! The tour was very well organized. Jeff and Neil really added to the experience with their wealth of knowledge and advice. We are looking forward to our next rally with them. Highly recommend Rally Travel to experience WRC at its best."
"Not long got back from a fantastic and eventful Rally Finland and a brilliant win for Jari-Matti Latvala. Well done and thank you Rally Travel for another great high quality tour. Neil and Jeff ran a very professional and efficient tour - their knowledge and experience of Rally Finland (as well as the other events) is invaluable. Highly recommend the company to anybody planning a tour. See you again soon."
"Had a great time out in Finland. Really good stage selections, especially the final day where the atmosphere was really good. Met some great people, and couldn't of ask for better hosts than Neil and Jeff. "
"Had a great time, watching a WRC rally was on my bucket list and it did not dissapoint. The rally travel team were fautless and there experience and knowledge was invaluable in making this a trip that I will do again."
"It was a fantastic experience. We enjoyed every minute of the trip. The organisation by Neil and Jeff was very well done, precise and right on the spot. Information material was ok and together with the explanations by Neil we found the best spots. All together - well done, and next time we will bring friends and maybe try the self drive tour. "
"Another great event with a great variety of stages, gravel / tarmac / jumps / junctions / fast etc etc. The jumps on the last two stages typified what Rally Finland is renowned for. Again its a point of personal preference whether you go escorted or self drive tours, Personally I find the guided tour great whereby everything is arranged for you. The very high professionalism of how the tour is run makes it such a success and each one I've been has shown this. Now to decide on the next one."
"Fantastic experience,so happy I went. Neil and Jeff were great, and everything went like clockwork. Good work lads. People on the tour were also very friendly, and everyone got on well. Looking forward to my next one."
"Great rally and we'll organised. Going home tired like it should be and look forward to booking another with Rally Travel."
"Enjoyed my first rally travel experience in Portugal and had a great time. Met some great like minded people which made the week even better. Will definitely be doing more, maybe not as many as Richard, Germany next, cant wait."
"Absolutely fantastic. What else can we say? This was our second booking with Rally Travel (our first ever WRC event was Spain 2012 - self-drive w/Rally Travel). We're from the USA. It took two years but we finally made it to our second WRC event, in Portugal. Incredible scenery, perfect drives to every spectator area, and Rally Travel's information (self-drive tour again) was key to all of this. They run a very, very good business and it shows in the care they put into everything they do for their clients. As a photographer I can tell you every spot they recommended was just perfect. Booking was absurdly easy (they do everything for you). We are thrilled with our time in the Algarve. BTW, we ran into Neil on the first night in Villamoura: Nicest, friendliest guy. We'll do this again. Thank you!"
"Thanks very much for your help with our 10 man strong trip to the Algarve for Portugal. We had a superb time everything was great from start to finish, the information supplied was invaluable and you took much of the hassle out of organising it all. This was my third trip with you and definitely won't be the last!"
"Hi David, Just a quick email to thank you, Neil and the Rally Travel (RT) Team for the very nice Rally of Portugal experience I just had thanks to RT. Once again . There is nothing to say regarding the organisation and Neil was a great guide all over this Rally. The only thing which I would try improve for my next time in Portugal is a better weather. Not your fault of course, but I think I would have appreciated a bit more sun (as it was on Sunday). :) Otherwise, its been a perfect moment, spent with very friendly people in the group. I already look forward my next rally experience with RT. Can you please send my best regards to Neil? Thanks again. Frederic "
"Just updated this feedback with our photo! As in previous trips, every thing with the Rally information packs were 100% accurate. Final tweaks/changes made by Racc were addressed and printed at the pre event meeting, by Neil and Jeff. Due to no fault of yourselves the daily results were slow in coming out, apart from that a massive big thank-you to you all from the four of us who travelled. Worth noting the biggest cheers from us, as they passed us in the stages was for the Tunnocks World Rally Team, who stayed in our Hotel. See you at Rally GB, and further trips next year."
"Excellent event, well organised and great company. Heard much discussion as regard whether to opt for self drive or escorted tour and the price difference. No doubt both are ideal with personal preference and they cater for what the individuals require. From my perspective the escorted tour is brilliant with all the hassle taken from you. On all of the stages we went to in Portugal the transport took us to within 100-200 yds of the stage and we were able to get different stages each day. On one stage cars were parked for over 3 km from the stage and hence those spectators had to watch two runs on one stage rather than move on to another like we did. I'm sure everyone on the trip would thank Neil for the hard work he put in to ensure a first class event. Rally Finland already booked, roll on Finland, Gareth and I will be there."
"Having thoroughly enjoyed Rally Sweden in 2011 with Rally Travel Sharon and I knew that we were in safe hands for our first Rally Portugal experience. From arriving in Faro, our entire itinerary was faultlessly managed by Neil. Access to the stages was again to the tape, all within yards of the stage. Neil provided excellent advice, so that everybody was informed on the viewing options available stage side. The visit to M-Sport was a fantastic experience and was the icing on the cake of the whole Rally Portugal 2014 experience. Rally Travels base for the event, Vilamoura, was again excellent with a wide and varied range of restaurants, cafés and bars to enjoy evenings out overlooking the marina. A thoroughly enjoyable rally, with an opportunity to meet like-minded and interesting people and have a beer or two with Neil and the rest of the WRC community."
"My 60th birthday present from the family who all came along too and thoroughly enjoyed the whole Swedish spectator experience i.e. the potentially uncomfortable combination of copius drinking, huge flags, axes, fires and sausages! Very enjoyable week starting with 2 days in Stockholm. The Monkfors conference centre where we stayed for the rest of the time was very well placed for the stages (the rally is only notionally based in Karlstad and staying there would have meant alot of extra driving and early starts - so pleased we didn't do that). Stage maps and GPS refs and general background turned out to be very thorough and invaluable as the rally is actually very low key from a signage point of view and you could easily miss the one and only turn to a stage. The pre-rally briefing was very informative. Despite the challenging rain/snow/slush road conditions (which I think even caught the Swedes out), I would opt for the independence of the self drive option again. Who needs traction control when you have an asthmatic Focus C-max on winter tyres? All in all, superb organisation and a great cultural experience. Ian Brandon - Jersey"
"Excellent tour with faultless itinerary and information from Neil the Tour Guide. Also a very good bunch of travellers and good hotels."
"We all really enjoyed our trip to Sweden, couldn't have been better prepared thanks to your maps and comprehensive package. We'll definitely do Rally Sweden again and definitely recommend rally travel to our friends! Thanks for an amazing trip."
"We took the self drive tour and everything was perfect is was a Nice cottage and we had a brand new car the rally was one of the nicest one we had seen "
"Just back from another Rally Travel adventure, this time to Sweden, where despite the variable weather conditions everything ran to plan, great job Neil!"
"Excellent morning Tour, and very informative!"
"Good trip fully enjoyed it no problem with booking and tickets arrived in good time. Would be interested in other rally related experiances or tours maybe VW / Citroen factory tours or rally driving day Mk2 Escort experience. Cheers Chris Britton"
"A great insight behind the scenes at M-Sport. Getting up close to so many R5 and WRC Fiesta's, and seeing the Bentley GT3 in the factory was a real treat! A must for any true rally fan."
"Great trip very well organised thanks rally travel . "
"EXCELLENT TIME ALL-ROUND FROM START TO FINISH.THE PLANNING WAS BRILLIANT AND ALSO KEEPING US UP TO DATE WITH THE RALLY. NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.THE HOTEL WAS VERY GOOD AND THE PEOPLE ALSO WHO BOOKED THE TRIP WAS VERY FRIENDLY TOO.IT;S A CREDIT TO RALLY TRAVEL YET AGAIN THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME "
"It was my first time at a WRC event and I enjoyed it very much, the tour was great very well organized and Neil, our guide was very approachable and knowledgeable. Derek Segstro, Canada."
"Both rallys were really good, very convenient to be driven around to the points. niel & jeff did an awsome job with the trip always helpful to ask questions and just talk to . accomadation good other tour members on both tours were easy to get along with. thanks, Pierre Abell."
"Fantastic weekend and information pack great as usual! Thanks Rally Travel"
"This was my first travel to a WRC event. While the WRC experience itself was fantastic, it was made all the better by the guys at Rally Travel. Starting with my first interaction with David and then Jeff and Neil, all of them have been most helpful and very well informed. Not only did they take care of all the logistics, their passion for the sport and their in depth knowledge shows in the way the selection of viewing points were made, the constant updates. The icing on the cake was the MSport visit which allowed us to get up close and personal with all the drivers and the team involved with getting the car on the road. Look forward to seeing you guys as soon as I can for my next WRC event. Kudos!!"
"Fantastic rally all round weather was great as well as always rallytravel a great package and great help till next year again fingers crossed (photo with Robert Kubica)"
"Thanks guys for another fantastic rally. Great weather, great company and some of the best viewing spots. Hope to see you all again some time next year."
"Once again we had a fabulous trip to catalunya evrything was really well set out for spectators so you cant go wrong. Well worth travelling with RALLYTRAVEL as its all one complete package ready to go. This is our 6th catalunya rally in a row so that says enough in itself. Cheers guys from NIALL,JOHNNY,ROBBIE,TOMMY AND BRENDAN.( Ireland )"
"As usual a fantastic trip. The rallytravel team very helpful and the presentation on the morning prior to the event so useful."
"Thank you guys very enjoyable trip, made even better by the fabulous weather."
"Hi Neill, Hi David, We would like to thank you, with a very big late (sorry for that, we had a lot of work back in France), for ALL : It was a great trip for us, with a perfect organisation, information, very good advices, good hotel and location... Everything was perfect and we will recommend you to anyone would live this experience, and surely we will travel with you for the next rally!! Thank you again Alexis and Julie "
"Excellent tour, very professional and well organised. had great time even though I was by myself, cant wait to go on the next one!"
"Man of few words but it was mint. well organized good hotel , location to stages and parc ferme. "
"This is the 2nd trip I have made with rally travel, the stage information, maps and helpful advice from the staff in Trier was fantastic, better than I remember. The hotel was just a 5min walk from the Towns bars, restaurants and Parc Ferme which was a bonus. The stages were close by easy to find with clear signage off the motorway with ample parking and some great viewing. We even had time to stop off at one of the main vineyards to try a few of the local wines. A very enjoyable trip, thanks."
"Great trip, fantastic jumps and great company! Thanks Neil and Jeff! Please be in contact if you would like to use some of my pictures for promotional purposes on your website. Kind Regards James Hunter"
"Many thanks to You, Neil and Jeff for a memorable trip to Finland. Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves throughout. Your team had arranged a timely itinerary and the coach mix led to great banter between all different likeminded Nationalities. We were delivered to easily accessible viewing locations and had the best time. Keep up the fine work . "
"RallyTravel provided an experience very well organized. All controlled, the hours, fulfilling all that had been willing to do. Neil and Jeff are two excellent people, the rally knowledgeable, funny and always concerned that everyone is happy. Honestly I will travel again with the rally travel. Thanks for everything."
"Excellent service and the detailed maps & references were superb."
"It was our third rally with Rallytravel in self drive tour, it has always been very good trips. This year we choose the mythic rally of Finland! It was just amazing! incredible speed, incredible jumps...so good! The cottage of keurruselka hotel was very great with space, sauna inside and beautiful landscape. Thank you Rallytravel for this trip!"
"Fantastic well organised . Very helpfull "
"Thanks you for Jeff and Neil!! It was superb rally tour for me even if I couldn't go to Ouninpohja due to my injury. If I get a chance to visit finland next time, must choose Rally Travel's tour again!!"
"This was my first trip with the folks at RallyTravel, and they outdid all my expectations. They clearly have a deep love the sport, and in depth knowledge of the event. This knowledge allowed us to see many stages each day, from outstanding vantage points. We got to each stage in plenty of time, and they had all the arrangements made with the on site stage personnel to make sure there were no problems getting the bus in right up near the stage. It was also fun to meet other fans from all over the world (follow the Kiwis - they can always sniff out the beer). Can't recommend RallyTravel enough. I will definitely travel with them again. "
"Thanks guys, it was our second trip with rally travel and yet again we wernt disappointed. What a fab trip, rally was amazing trully the best in the world, hotel was good, right in the heart of the action. Again the guys on the ground couldnt do enough for you, if you wanted a piece of there extensive knowledge of the stages they were there. We will be booking again for next year so bring on the action"
"Congrats to all of you,great arrangement.Not one single problem occured on trip. One note: by previous visits was in my hotel (Rantasipi,Joutsa) a dinnerbuffet from 8 pm until 01 am. try to arrange that for next year. Then you dont have to stop or eat somewhere else than in your own hotel."
"Brilliant tour run by people who are passionate about rallying. The ease we got around, the great spots we saw, the updates so we knew what was happening during the rally all made this a very special trip. Hopefully be back soon"
"Top class, the initial package was great all we needed to know, informative and well structured, the hotel was just the best nothing too much trouble, suggestion to RT keep with this one, being based in Olblia was perfect for the rally and also the atmosphere, the whole experience was just PERFECT well done to all concerned a truly memorable experience"
"Hello, It was nice to catch a glimpse behind the scenes @ Ford when the drivers came back from the stages. I have some conversations with Matthew Wilson, Mads Ostberg en Thiery Neuville. Also (i forgot her name) from Ford was very fanatic in her stories and explanations about the Ford team. Thanks for now and i keep watch of future organised events with Rally travel and maybe i you guys soon!!! Mark Ham (Netherlands)"
"Fabulous trip - great hotel in Olbia, great maps and directions and really good support from Neil on site, including recommendations for viewing points, and ringing round everyone to let us know the venue for the ceremonial finish had changed at the last minute. This is our 3rd trip with Rally Travel and we'll definitely do another one."
"Superb thank you. A great rally to follow and enjoy a summer break at the same time. Smashing accommodation and we thought Olbia was a lovely town. Sardinia is one of the nicest islands we have ever visited and we will certainly go again. Stages were dusty rough and hot but hey!! A few more teams and top Brit drivers it would be perfect. "
"Great trip and perfact programs!! Rally Sweden was my second WRC Rally , 1st was Rallyjapan 2008. Rallytravel was Good Choice!. So cold but hot! so close to the action and so many taken photos and Clips in my HDD:) here is my Rally Sweden Youtube post http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHaj6zqXAaQ (11 min :) ) Thank you Neil and RallyTravel "
"We both had an amazing time at Rally Sweden. The stages were brilliant and Neil was amazing at making sure we went to the best stages and were kept up to date with what was happening elsewhere in the rally. We will definitely be going again next year and have already booked to see another rally later this year. Thank you for making this trip even better than we could have imagined!"
"A great trip thank you Neil. A good (though quite demanding) itinerary, with a range of stage types...from the classic forests to the Super Special with its cosy indoor seating! Very enjoyable to learn (and get) more behind the scenes, with the effusive Julian's knowledge and the wonderful VW Hospitality evening. We also began to understand how the Scandinavians go rallying - a real woodlands 'day out'. Very suitable accommodation, and professionally capable Per the coach driver. Neil's on-coach live feeds were very thorough and maintained the pace and awareness of each day's competition. Liz wants to go WRC'ing again...probably somewhere warm. Thank you. Will send more pix separately"
"Have to pay respect to you guys. We 'tweeked' the length of our break, ordered passes late (I did anyway) and you took it all in your stride, everything was as described, check-ins were seamless, directions were excellent and recommendations were well worth taking up - the Rally pack you provide is excellent, very useful info and inch perfect GPS co-ordinates. Any future Rallys will definitely involve you guys - I've already started looking at the 'Escorted Tour' to Spain later this year. Very happy to endorse your service and thank you for sorting our trip so well! Gavin "
"Amazingly well organised trip, everything went like clockwork from start to finish. I would definitely have no hesitation in using Rally Travel again. "
"Awesome.....loved it. Everything was absolutely spot on. Accommodation fantastic. Organisation fantastic. Rally pack excellent. Directions absolutely spot on. If doing a WRC event again I wouldn't dream of doing it any other way."
"An excellent trip 10/10. Very impressed with the preparation and thought that had been put in to organising the tour. Youve reflected extreme professionalism in arranging and running this trip. Using the start location of shakedown was great and the opportunity of interacting with drivers. On what was a quiet day visiting service and having Julian certainly filled it. Great choice of locations to spectate and thoroughly enjoyed the VIP visit to VW. On our initial update traveling from airport to hotel, I was a bit sceptical about such a trip being any good if we were to do it in a large coach, no problem it worked great. Neils knowledge and contacts were undoubtedly valuable and we had a good end of trip night among the top drivers (Alka Seltzers were required for breakfast though!!) This was to be a one off trip but Im now looking at fitting in further future trips. Initially its the Greece and Finland events that Ill be on the lookout for. Once again a big thank you for a very enjoyable time. Excellent and highly recommended to everyone. Arfon Jones."
"Sweden was our first WRC Rally and it will not be the last one. Everything was great! So much speed, so close to the action, great atmosphere. Thanks to Rallytravel and Neil for the perfect organization. See you soon (maybe in Finland next year). Best Regards from Austria. "
"Hi and sorry for delay the feedback really thanks for a brilliant rally weekend in Salou, congratulations to rally travel team and recomended to all rally fanatics, the best world rally experience to fans from any country. Se you in Argentina? I go every year REGARDS FROM URUGUAY !! "
"Our first attendance at a WRC event, and we couldn't have asked for more. We had no idea what to expect, we told ourselves we'd be content with seeing one stage, and thanks to Rally Travel's extremely detailed coordinates and superbly researched itineraries we were able to see 2-3 stages every day of Rally Spain. We were massively excited to have been so close to all the action. Accommodations were great, perfectly situated, especially to exit the city center (and walking distance to Service Park). Communication with Rally Travel representatives was also very good. I would say, without the package that Rally Travel put together for our self-driven WRC experience, we simply could not have done it alone. As a photographer, I can't believe how great their recommended locations for viewing were, with detailed descriptions that matched our rally day experience. We can't wait to do another rally, and sincerely, it'll be through Rally Travel. We are really grateful for a great product, priced right, and with no issues. "
"What better way to begin our 50th year on the planet than a trip to the Col De Turini! Thanks to Neil for a great outing....don't know how you managed it but getting the snow to fall after we had got to the top of the col was genius. Loeb may have won but the drive of the rally has to go to the guys from Drive Azure who managed to make it up the stage without the benefit of studs and four wheel drive in order to deliver us safely back to Monte Carlo for the ceremonial finish on Sunday. One of the must see events for any rally fan made easy by Rally Travel!"
"A truly memorable start to the new year, thanks to Rallytravel! The organisation was great, our hotel, the Trois Vallees, provided the perfect grandstand for all the action on the summit of the Col de Turini, and Neil Prunnell did an excellent job (as usual) keeping us up to speed with all the news and stage times. Thank you Rallytravel for an unforgettable experience."
"Thank you for another brilliant weekend :) company was great, organisation was fantastic and will definitely be seeing you again soon :) "
"Thank RallyTravel for another beautiful trip around WRC Event. See you soon"
"1st ever overseas rally, brilliantly organised, great group, on own but didnt feel like it. saving for next one"
"Rally Pack and associated paperwork, could not be faulted in any way. We never got caught out in any traffic throughout the whole of the weekend, and the Stages which you recommended, were second to none with virtually no crowds to impede viewing. Highly recommend your services to any one. Thankyou from the six of us that had the selfdrive 5 day package."
"Wow..my first WRC event ever...as a semi professional photographer the Rally Travel package made it easy to navigate to the stages, the info on the stages was excellent almost as though i recced the stages myself and i thought the price was very reasonable...so i'm looking to book them again very soon...thanks guys well done...I leave you with one of my pics."
"AWESOME!!! Rallytravel are just the VERY best at this. Brilliant rally, brilliant company and so very well organized. Thank you so much for a memorable trip, we will be back ;o)"
"Thanks for a well organized trip. Everything was spot on, apart from the weather!"
"WOW. The best experience ive ever had in over 20 years of watching rallying! this was my 1st trip to the wrc outside of England/Wales. Jeff & Neil are excellent tour guides, choose fantastic viewing points, really easy to get along with, and helped to make my trip really,really good. Rallytravel.com are fantastic! I loved every single minute of my trip! thank you very much, Carl"
"As a first trip abroad with my son to watch the wrc, we chose rally travel as they were best suited for the package we needed. And they didn't disappoint we found the information pack sent before the event was fantastic car hire hotel superb the boys on the ground couldn't do enough for us providing information of the best places to go to and watch altogether we really enjoyed using rally travel and will do so again"
"Enjoyed event again as we did last year, only a small consructive critism a few signage issues were found on some areas we went to looks as if a lot of new signs have been put up and some didnt quite match what was on instructions, what a difference a year makes the Bus Stop bar was not very good this time but Danny Boys on Sunday night was excellent and was better value than 2 for 1 offer next door! Thanks again hope to travel again with you guys soon. "
"ONCE AGAIN WE HAD A FANTASTIC TRIP TO SPAIN WITH RALLYTRAVEL. EVERYTHING WAS VERY WELL PUT TOGETHER AS USUAL. WEATHER WAS DISAPPOINTING BUT NO ONE HAS ANY CONTROL OVER THAT.HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR BE BETTER AS ITS EARLY OCTOBER.HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT SOME ROUND OF WRC IN 2013. THANK YOU FROM NIALL,JOHNNY,ROBBIE,BRENDAN AND TOMMY."
"Just wanted to say had a cracking day out visiting the M-Sport factory, very intersting and plenty to see with about a dozen cars in various stages of build in the main workshop, just nice to see where and how it all goes on, will be going again for definate."
"Just a wonderful experience for my brother and I. For our first WRC Rally, we are not disappointed at all having chosen Rally Travel (RT) for the great organisation of our stay. It was really nice to see very friendly people from all round the world in the group. Jeff and Neil, our leaders, provided very good advice all along the three days of the Rally regarding the security and the best spots to watch on every stages we went to. I definitively recommend Rally Travel to all people who would like to discover a WRC and I'm sure I'll contact them at some point in the future for another WRC experience. Bravo and thank you very much!"
"Just a quick email to say what a fantastic time we had at the Rally Germany. We would like to say a big thanks to the Rally Travel team especially Neil and Jeff. Neil is an excellent guide. We are looking forward to more rallies with you.Thank you Rally Travel until the next time, Tamaki and Yukiharu, Japan."
"This was my 4th trip with rally travel, Neil our guide was fantastic as he always is keeping us updated with stage times,another great bunch of people on the trip as well. Already making my plans for 2013 wrc season."
"Our second great trip with Rally Travel. Many thanks to Jeff and Neil and everyone on the "B Bus" for a fantastic few days. Met my hero Petter Solberg at the Ford VIP tour. Looking forward to our next trip. "
"Great spot hotel was perfect best rally ive been to so far rally book was spot on germany/france 2013"
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Neil for an amazing weekend, the whole family thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Fantastic Rally and a great bunch of people as well. Neil was a superb host and the whole trip was very well planned out from start to finish. Cannot recommend Rally travel enough, will definitely be booking again in the future. The Ford VIP tour is a must for any rally fan :)"
"It´s was a fantastic time. Really my dreams was making as I´like it. Many thanks to Neil and Jeff,very good leaders of the travel. They putt passions on it , not only experience, so that is the reason because the results become so good. Thanks also to the all group,fine people,that to be nice this beatiful experience to see WRC out my country. I´m sure more friends from Argentina will be going on the future to see rallies on some parts of the world with Rally Travel. I´ll would like to see you at my country in 2013 . Many regards. Roberto"
"After organising a number of overseas rally trips ourselves, we are now fully converted to Rally Travel's escorted tours! Neil is an excellent guide and kept us fully up to date with all the rally news as it happened. The team obviously put lots of thought and planning into these trips and it really pays off. We had an amazing time and can't recommend this tour highly enough, lets hope there's an Acropolis Rally next year - thanks again!"
"This was the first time I joined the Rally Travel team for the rally tour. It was truely a spectacular and memorable experience. The group was very diverse and everyone was enthusiastic and friendly. I must recognise Neil & Jeff and the entire team at Rally Travel for organising such a great expedition. The rally itself was fantastic, Neil kept us up to speed on unfolding events in real time....that was special. Greece is absoultely beautiful and everything about this event flawless. Contratulations to Rally Travel. I look forward to another outing in the near future. Bravo!"
"Another great trip with Rally Travel - even the torrential rain couldn't spoil it. The Ford WRC Team visit was well worth it - got to meet Petter and Chris and would highly recommend it. My only problem is choosing which rally to book next!"
"Thanks very much for providing us such a great rally tour again!! I enjoyed every single moment of this Rally Sweden. Snow rally was certainly very special and definitely once in a lifetime experience!! I am already dreaming about the next rally.. Thanks!! Akiko x Akiko Ikariya "
"Thank you for this rally experience. Great rally and organization by Rally Travel. Dennis. German: Grossartige Rally und klasse Ausrichtung durch Rally Travel. Super Ereignis. Gerne wieder. Dennis"
"Definitely recommend the VIP Pass for the Ford Motorsport Suite. Warm,friendly and informative from both the Ford Team and the Rally Travel Reps. Many Thanks"
"It was our first escorted trip oversea's. both myself and Nina really enjoyed the experience and thanks for hosting us all the way through. Well done to you all. Phil & Nina "
"Fantastic trip thank you so much Rally Travel. Staying at the Col de Turini made it so memorable. This was our first escorted trip but wont be our last! Just booked for Greece! "
"To try to sum up my experience in this little box would not do any justice. This was my first experience at a rally event and it was also my first experience outside of the United States. I was a little nervous about it all but at the last minute booked my trip to what turned into a beautiful life event. Thank you SO MUCH for making it painless and showing us all the way into the rally stages. I had such a great time meeting all of you and really look forward to another trip! For anyone that reads this and is wondering if it's worth going with rallytravel.com - book the ticket! Right NOW! Not only do you get access to everywhere you'd dream to be, but you get to pick the brains of all of the fellow rally enthusiasts that go with you on the trip. Those that were with me, I've created the following Flickr address for us: http://www.flickr.com/groups/rt_2012_montecarlo/ Thanks Again!!!"
"Third escorted tour with rallytravel, and once again a fantastic trip. Thanks to Neil and Jeff and everyone else behind the scenes for making it so easy to watch the WRC, and getting us to some great viewing spots. It was worth the trip just to see / hear someone booting a Bugatti Veyron round the streets of Monaco in the early hours of Monday morning! I could be back for the Monte next year to (hopefully) see some snow on the Col de Turini... see you next time. Pete "
"Hi Vicki and David, Just a quick note to say this proved to be brilliant 50th birthday present for my husband Dave. Out first experience with Rally Travel Limited was superb from start to finish. I was highly impressed with the professional manner of yourselves with the booking process - nothing was too much trouble. The instructions we received prior to and during the rally itself were 1st class. Neil and Jeff (and not forgetting the smurf!) were brilliant Tour Guides and Dave was highly impressed with the way in which we were able to access the stages beyond where the public could get to. Many thanks, Wendy and Dave Westgarth. "
"Third trip away with rallytravel and they keep getting better all the time,Neil & jeff the tour guides were both excellent again keeping the group updated on the latest results, The col de turini stage & the afterparty at la racasse cafe topped off a superb event, Look forward to germany now in august."
"Just back from a cracking holiday/rally. These guys definitely know what they are doing. RallyTravel will take care of all your logistical needs allowing you to focus on watching the rally. Plus they can also gain you access to people and parts of stages that you would never be able to do on your own. Many thanks RallyTravel. See you soon."
"Vicki, Once again thankyou all at Rally Travel for an excellent trip this time to Monte Carlo ,special thanks to Neal and Jeff who as usual pointed us in the right direction to see all the action and one or two good bars too ! Thankyou Andrew and Richard Speight "
"Once again a big Thank You to Rally Travel for a very well organised trip and getting us close to the action! It was nice to meet people from all over the globe and we were also lucky enough to meet friends from a previous rally. We had a great time again, even on the muddy stages, I am still trying to get it out of my boots! Just to prove the sun did shine on us here is a picture from the Great Orme. Jean & Vernon Price."
"We had a great time at the rally. With the help of the maps, rally guide, and GPS, we were able to find great spots to check out the stages. Thanks for coming out to meet up with us at the start of the rally. The weather was fantastic, which made the weekend all the better. We certainly enjoyed seeing the rally in person and look forward to doing it again in future. - Alan and Brenda"
"Thank you very much to the nice experience. It was very fun. Compliments to the great organization and I hope see you soon again."
"Once again we had a fantastic time at Rally Spain with Rally Travel. This is our sixth or seventh trip, and as usual the service and quality of the maps and information supplied by Neil, Jeff and the Rally Travel crew was tremendous. The weather was (mostly) fantastic, and we didn't even mind the odd shower we did see as it's the first time in all our trips to Spain that we've had any rain! The Ford service tour and the team's hospitality was also excellent again, and made much better by the fact it was operated after shakedown which meant the drivers and team were more relaxed. I would recommend Rally Travel - and especially Spain - to anyone. Great prices, great service, and a great way to experience the WRC on foreign soil!"
"Another great escourted tour! Hotel was great(had brill views of the cars heading to and from service park!). We had a fab time and will defiinitely be back again!!"
"Good hotel food good well situated car hire in terminal 1 flight in terminal 2 caused us some problems "
"Had a brilliant time escorted tour was excellent 10/10. Hotel and food was lovely. The highlight of our trip was the Petter Solberg VIP Tour in the service park. We will definitely use rally travel again. Looking forward to next year already! "
"Had a great trip only comment I have is when we went into pub for lunch no one could speak spanish thought one of the guides should have been able to speak language of country we are in . Hope to go again with you next year . Janet Funston."
"One of my dreams come true, I have watched WRC event live! And I did manage to get Petter Solberg's autograph. :) Thanks to Rally Travel. My photos from WRC Spain: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109606878440875577978/albums/5667366102084877617"
"Thanks to all at Rally Travel. The hotel in Salou was in an ideal location, walked to shakedown and service park! The escorted tour meant the only thing we had to do was get to the bus in the morning on time! Had excellent viewing locations on the rally. Will be back!"
"Had a brlliant time, the self drive option allowed us to decide where and when to go out to the stages. Participated in the Ford VIP tour which the boys loved and even got a geekie picture with 1 of the drivers! Hotel was located near the service park and the centre of Salou, food was buffet style and had a great range to suit all tastes. Think we might be doing 1 of the other rallies next year! Thanks!"
"Hotel very nice and in a good location for shakedown and service park easy walking distance to sea front activities Rally pack had very good information and overall an excellent weekend."
"We would like to say a big thanks to the Rally Travel team especially the enthusiastic advice from Neil and Jeff, it was our second time at Rally Catalunya and we had a brilliant time again. The highlight of our trip was the Ford VIP tour in the service park, we were lucky enough to meet all the drivers. See you all again next year."
"Our fourth trip to Spain, and my 6th with Rally Travel. Perfect trip again, maps and Sat-Nav co-ordinates were spot on and got up close to some great action. We thank the team for making our trip so easy and fun. Will be back again for sure."
"Very good. thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great information and would never have found it without your GPS coordinates and all the helpful information you provided. Great job :o)"
"Excellent trip to spain as usual . we had fantastic rally .this is our 5th year going to spain and never fails to impress.thanks to rally travel for well organised vacation."
"The reps were very knowledgeable. we had a great time. we will use you again for a future rally trip. thank you"
"Our fourth year in a row of spectating on this event and it was as good as ever, with excellent spectator notes and advice from Rally Travel making it a lot easier to chose where to go. The event continues to be great value although Rally Travel's presence didn't seem to be so apparent this year."
"Went to Finland with my 13 yr old son as my 40th birthday treat. Everything went like clockwork and the map books are top notch! The hotel could do with a freshen up but was clean and food decent. If you want the ultimate WRC experience, Finland is the one to go for! Have started saving for next year! "
"These guys were absolutely fantastic to work with from the very beginning to the end. Myself and two friends came over from the USA for our first ever WRC event and had heard great things about RallyTravel from online reviews, so we decided to book. We were worried about doing the self-drive tour since none of us had been to the Trier area of Germany before, so we opted for the escorted tour, and couldn't have been happier with the experience. It really was a matter of showing up and everything was taken care of by the staff. David was a fantastic guide and provided great updates throughout the days on stage times, as well as suggesting the best spots to watch within the spectator areas. When (not if!) we attend another WRC event, we will definitely be doing so with RallyTravel. Thanks for an incredible experience David and Vicki, you guys rock! :)"
"Hi,we had a great time at rally finland,neil and geff are great guides and we are looking forward to seeing them again at another event."
"We had a wonderful time in Sardinia!. Please pass on our very grateful thanks to Neil for his impeccable organization, planning and professionalism. He always recommends good viewing spots and gets as close to the stages as possible. The lunch at the hotel on Saturday was really enjoyable, that's rallying for softies! Many thanks to the team at Rallytravel, as always it's a pleasure dealing with you all."
"Many thanks to the RallyTravel team and especially to Neil for his excellent on-site leadership. We saw plenty of action with good viewing points for the photos along with good food, drink and accommodation along the way. The group worked well together too! Good to have the opportunities for food and loo stops on the Friday and Saturday lunchtimes. Maybe less could be more on Sunday due to the traffic - ?one stage all day? Look forward the next time!"
"A quick thank you to all at rally travel for sorting out our Sardinia trip.We asked for something a bit different to normal and you did us a great job.Thanks to Vicki for sorting out different accomodation in quick time,and neil for his good on event help."
"This travel company knows their business! Special thanks to Neil for a superbly organized trip! Wonderful hotel! Neil succeeded in getting us close to the action at the maximum number of stages. We were kept well-informed about the latest results. The camaraderie amongst the whole group of rally travellers added to the fun! "
"Wow, what a great tour. The rally was excellent viewing, and the company great fun. To stand so close to some of the greatest drivers in the world, driving some great cars on great rally stages, (and getting covered in their dust) was better than we could have imagined. Our thanks go out to Dave for being such a great tour guide, the minibus drivers for being so determined to get us as near to the stage as possible, and to all at Rally Travel for organising such a great trip. This was our first rally, and the access we got to Ford, as well as the great choice of stage viewing areas made sure it will not be our last. I can certainly recommend Rally Travel to anyone wishing to to attend a world rally. The highlight - without doubt Mikko Hirvonen recovering from this "off", which followed the safety cars rather embarrassing crash. I wish I could have spoken Portugese - I dont think the shouts to the safety car driver were very complimentary."
"A fantastic rally holiday from beginning to end.The organisation and smooth running of everything from very bloody early in the morning to late in the evening.We have done the Self Drive with Rally Travel before but no way does this compare whats on offer with the Fully Escorted Tours...Totally Amazing..Especially sailing in comfort right up the Mountains to the very barrier past queues miles & miles long with thousands of people having to trek for far enough...Watching the Big Screens --Rev of the cars--Sunshine - Beer in Hand - - Thank you Rally Travel Until the next time . . ."
"Thank you to all involved in making this a memorable trip. We felt safe and well looked after throughout. There was great camaraderie between the group and overall we had an exciting and thrilling time. I would have no hesitation in recommending rallytravel to anyone considering this type of tour in the future, the organisation was first-class. I could not resist adding this photograph taken with my husband, Vernon and two of our group who were also ardent Kimi fans."
"Just a quick Email to thank you for an amazing time in Portugal We did think to travel to the stages by our own power but after opting for the escorted tour I am very glad we did (especially after seeing the traffic at the sides of the road it would have been very hard if not impossible to get anywhere near the stages if we had not gone on the escorted tour ) Me and the wife would like to thank you very much for a great holiday it superseded all our expectations Can you extend our thanks and good wishes to the drivers of the mini buses they were gentlemen, you are fortunate to find such good people to work with. The Drivers and yourself went above and beyond to cater for us especially as we had to leave the rally early to catch our plane I can safely say the VIP Ford Pass is the best money I have EVER spent (and that is no small point coming from a Shetlander !!!! ) Once again thank you for a holiday that will be remembered for a very long time to come and when the baby arrives (only a 2 months to go ) it will be told the stories from this trip again and again and again All the very best to you mate from Kristian & Wendy. ps. IIf Carlsberg did holidays !!!!!!!! "
"Great organisation as usual and the "Rally Book" is a must for spectating in an unfamiliar country. Good rally, good spectating, good food and good weather. Job Done!"
"Thanks for an amazing tour Neil and Jeff. The whole trip exceeded our expectations and we plan to travel with you again. Coming from over 30 degrees celsius in Victoria , Australia to snow and ice and minus 25 degrees certainly got our attention! It was wonderful to share the entire experience with a great group of fellow enthusiasts."
"Cheers to Neil and Jeff and Rally Travel for an outstanding Rally Sweden experience! Thank you for all your hard work, we look forward to even more rallies with you. "
"Unreal time, Neil and Jeff were spot on with the escorted tour. Met a great bunch of people. From beginning to end had a great, faultless trip. Was in Sweden before, Finland and Germany with Rallytravel and definitely will be back again!!!"
"Hi there, just wanted to say a big thank you for the fabulous trip we have just come back from to Rally Sweden. We were on the self drive tour and all the information, maps etc given was just great. Had a fantastic time and would recommend Rally Travel to anyone. Very professional, friendly and all the information was perfect. Thanks to all at Rally Travel. "
"What a fantastic start to the 2011 season,great new cars and the fantastic swedish stages.Thanks to rally travel for making it a stress free rally with good information.I think you will be very busy this year after seeing the new cars! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxiSRVdL7ug"
"A fantastic time for our first Rally Travel experience. Neil and Jeff were spot on with their timing and selection of spectator points. Met a beaut bunch of people and had as much fun on the coach as off. See you all again soon. Richard and Sonja - Australia "
"Had a fabulous time thanks to Rally Travel. We really enjoyed the special stages, the Petter Solberg pit, the Ford pit & the Auction night. You coudn't have organized things any better! Thanks to Neil, Jeff, Sammi & the Gang for a superb holiday. Will be back again. "
"Had an absolute ball-made possible by rally travel. We enjoyed meeting up with other rally enthusiasts in our group. The auction for me was the highlight and delighted to have Mikko's sunglasses. It as well organised with great stages and going with the group meant you had to get up early to maximise our time. A very exciting and memorable trip. Thanks. "
"In 30 years of spectating at rallies, this was my first foreign WRC round. Rallytravel.com got everything right - the price was excellent, maps and stage info spot on and the drivers' forum was brilliant. Will definitely be back!"
"Theresa and Brent from California: Thanks Rally Travel for our first rally adventure Rally Catalunya. A professional job done by all. Thoroughly enjoyed the rally stages, auction, service park, Citroen's Dinner invitation, and most of all, Seb's driving gloves are safe at home....Looking at Rally Sardinia in the summer."
"Our first trip with Rally travel. Very well organised, great information provided for self drive package. Stunning scenery, fanastic atmosphere and action on stages. Auction night - brill and for a very good cause. Thanks and hopefully see you in 2011. Photo attached from Day 1, mid stage 4"
"Anther GREAT Rally with the Rally Travel team! 3rd Rally this year and it gets better and better. Brilliant service as always, lots of action including a certain ex F1 Champ crashing. Looking forward to next seasons adventures."
"Two great events, very different in many respects but the common factor was the effort put in by Rally Travel to ensure their customers got to see the best of the action. France provided the chance to sample some new stages and the spectator information provided by Rally Travel helped us find some great viewing areas. Spain must be the best value of any WRC event anywhere! Our third trip to Spain with Rally Travel and this was the best yet. Excellent advise on where to go (and where to avoid) ensured we saw some great rallying, most of it in glorious sunshine. Thank you Rally Travel for a great autumn's motorsport."
"AS USUAL WE HAD A FANTASTIC TRIP TO SPAIN.WE HAD 5 DAYS IN SALOU, FANTASTIC WEATHER, GREAT ACCOMODATION,GREAT RALLYING WHICH WAS ORGANISED TO PERFECTION BY RALLY TRAVEL.JUST ARRIVE AND DRIVE YOU CANT GO WRONG.WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO 2011 ALREADY.THIS IS OUR 5TH YEAR TRAVELLING, SO THATS HOW GOOD IT IS. BEST WISHES NIALL,ROBBIE AND JOHNNY"
"My first trip to Rally event, great action, brillant auction party, and great service from rally travel team. Will have next trip with Rally in 2011. Jennifer Jiang, China."
"11 of us went on a stag party to Rally Portugal,a wknd we'll never forget.Rally Travel left everything so organised for us,we stayed in Vilamoura which was great and not too far from the stages.Highly reccomended for anybody,we'll definitely go back!! Bring a sat nav,makes things very handy!! Columba"
"Another great weekend at the Rally Catalunya, our sixth and probably the best yet. Great weather despite being a month later, great action and great service from Neil, Jeff, Sammi and the Rally Travel team. See you again in 2011"
"Felt as if we had met up again with extended family and friends for another great rally. Thank you Neil for all your hard work ( I think Rally Travel helped to make someones birthday a very "special" day in the hotel at breakfast and again in the evening with a delicious birthday cake. The rally itself was a joy, stages close to Trier, with great viewing, the atmosphere at Dhrontal was incredible, the welcome greeting for drivers such as Petter Solberg, Loeb and Prokop was tremendous. Pleased to see the 2011 events posted on your web, adding a few to my Christmas Wish List! Many thanks once again, and see you soon."
"Brilliant weekend with cracking weather. Hotel chosen by RT was perfectly placed very near to town centre, rally HQ, parc ferme and ceramonial start. It was a trek on foot to the service park but 4 out of 5 aint bad. Hotel food was nice with very helpful staff. Rally Travel Sat nav co-ordinates were spot on, well worth paying for, hardly any queues not like Welsh rally, great viewing spots, and the missus gets a pic with Neil Cole which made her week. All in all, pay your money and book with RT. "
"Thought you might like this photo I snapped of Neil and our Bus Driver - Sorry forgot his name - Enjoy - Marc and Darlene Sandmann - Great trip - We will have many great memories for a very long time. "
"Desde Valencia, España, quiero agradecer a rallytravel la oportunidad que nos han dado a mi hijo y a mi, de poder asistir al rallye de Finlandia. Felicitar a rallytravel, porque a pesar de no haber asistido nunca a un rallye fuera de España, no hemos tenido ningun problema para poder disfrutar de nuestro deporte favorito. La eleccion del hotel ideal. La organizacion del rallye y el comportamiento del publico excelente. Mi hijo y yo recordaremos mucho tiempo esta experiencia. GRACIAS. "
"We had a great trip. everything went very well on the escorted tour.Neil kept us informed of stage times on the bus as we moved around.we will do another trip with rally again.Top class stuff.thanks to everyone. Seamus and Eddie."
"Been meaning to get to this for a long time - finally made it. All the arrangements went perfectly and the information given out to make enjoyable viewing was worth paying for on its own! Now, let's see next years schedule ......."
"The rally tour was amazing, everything went to plan and on time the whole event was amazing, will book next year through rally travel, thanks all."
"My Wife booked this as a surprise trip for me, she said the assistance in choosng the event etc was very good. She chose the self drive/self catering option. The organisation of hire car and appartment was first class. Neil was very friendly and helpful with advice. The documentation provided was excellent. The 'road book' with directions to the stages was superb, including he 'tricky Loule one way system'. We will definately use Rally Travel for an event in the future. PS. I never did get my 10 Turkish Lira back!"
"Many thanks to all the Rally Travel staff for the organisation of this rally. We have been to a number of rallies now and it never fails to amaze me the effort you guys put into these events. Getting so close to the action and being a part of the whole rally weekend is a special feeling. The accommodation is worth a mention, very spacious rooms and right on the marina where there are various bars/restaurants. Every night we saw several WRC stars, on the friday Henning Solberg and his mates were on the next table from us at dinner. We then joined him for drinks before an early departure from the big man! Guess he had day 02 to concentrate on! A very well organised trip and the distance of the stages from the hotel was a bonus - maximum 40mins. We will be back to Villamoura whether its rally weekend or not. We will also be back with Rally Travel.....destination unknown....Finland we hope!!"
"Hi Guys, What can I say yet again Neil & Rallytravel have come up trumps at Portugal, Neil was at his best the PetterSolberg & Ford VIP tours were excellent & the whole experience was top draw, WE WILL BE BACK! DAVE & MICK"
"As usual the RallyTravel part of the organisation was very good and Neil was, as usual, fully organised and on top of the rally and the associated R&R in Vilamoura, as well as being good company and adept at providing progress reports and other information as the rally progressed. Hotel, transfers, transport to and from the stages and the information about the opportunities for viewing were all top notch. The weather RallyTravel had booked was great! At the service park, the VIP visits to Petter Solberg and Ford were all upto the usual standard and the opportunity to chat at length with Petter and Phil was excellent, though we did witness upclose and personal the arrival of Jari-Mattis stricken Focus which was sad. "
""I'm really enjoyed... I saw many fantastic and new place... Your own organization was perfect.. Thank all of you!" Andrea Dalmonech, Italia."
"Great rally well organised the stadium stage is fantastic ford and petter solberg vip tours great Rally Travel Guides very helpful and will be used again later this year for maybe france,spain or gb."
"Just wanted to thank you for an amazing rally. Everything was spot on and went smoothly - just wanted to thank you guys. Looking forward to going to Portugal. If all goes well I'll be in touch. Cheers ,Jaspal. "
"This was my third trip with Rally Travel to the snow of Sweden and was the best !. The group on the coach were all very friendly and even though I went on my own soon met up with agroup of other single travellers to the rally ,we had a great time ,Thanks a lot Rally Travel and thanks to Jeff and Neil who looked after us ."
"Many thanks for another excellent trip and our first to Rally Sweden. +2 degrees feels like a summers day now compared to -22 on Saturday. Thanks to Neil and Geoff for all of the effort they put in to make the trip a success and whose knowledge and information of the event is second to none."
"Rally Finland 2009 Here we are - late again!!! Its almost 2010 now.. but - another excellent rally arranged for us by Rally Travel to Finland and many thanks to you Christine and David for your part in the organisation of our trip. We have been to Rally Finland with RT previously, on the escorted tour each time (thoroughly enjoyed each..) but decided this time to do a self-drive. Rally pack contained plenty of information as to suggested viewing and the GPS co-ordinates were absolutely spot on.. future self-drivers - do acquaint yourself with the laws regarding parking and then you can avoid the parking fines.. Excellent, informative initial meeting at the Kerruselka hotel but sorry to have to say it Neil; you were slightly (only slightly!) outshone by Julian and Mikko on the Thursday!! These Rally Travel welcome meetings are an opportunity as far as I am aware - that not many get and to see the enthusiasm and commitment at such close quarters both from the interviewer and the interviewee, it does suggest that its not just a job to them When are you going to have Pernilla, Petter and Phil as Rally Travel guests? Still planning further trips with Rally Travel for 2010.. not yet decided but will definitely be going somewhere.. As always, grateful thanks Sue and John Rhodes "
"Did the Ford VIP tour on the Saturday night service in Cardiff bay. We firstly had a very informative session with one of the workers of M-sport and then we watched the cars beign serviced, found the staff were very helpful and met all the drivers which were also very welcoming. Thank you Rally Travel. Huw Rowcliffe. "
"Third time in spain with Rally Travel, Portugal earlier this year plus many previous trips, as usual great instructions, even if you say go down a gravel track we go. This time we took a SatNav, great when your roads are not even in the SatNav just shows the detail Rally Travel go to. Can't wait for the next one."
"Great trip once again - invaluable info pack can't be faulted, and weather was perfect too. Rally Travel make it all so easy - hotel and hire car organised for you - and all at a very reasonable price. Thanks - and hope to join you again some time next year."
"This Party was great.... Rally details were very correct. But there was a big distraction though... Because the girls in town were so willing to keep the party on going, we never saw so few stages in a rallytripp. Thanks David and Cristel for the correct booking details and Neil and Geoff for the suppot on location. Job well done!"
"I have done a number of trips with Rally Travel although this was my first trip to Spain and to a tarmac rally, it will be one I will be doing again. The Escorted tour was great and all the reps were helpful and took us to some great stages. One thing I will never forget is seeing Jeff run to the bus due to him sleeping late lol. Now looking to book Jordan and Spain for 2010 with rally travel. "
"4th trip with Rally Travel and it was excellent as always. The organisation was great - we were brought to the best stages and got really close to the cars. The auction night was brilliant and the craic was mighty!! Will definitely book with Rally Travel again and I would recommend them highly!"
"Savage savage weekend. Great directions. great rally. The forum + auction on thursday evening was brillant. i would highly recommend it. Also make sure you spend the extra money getting the VIP Tour. its worth its weight in gold. Will defo be getting it again."
"Had a great weekend - fantastic weather. Hotel Salou Park was nice (although other guests kept us awake 2 nights). We still managed to get lost of way to the first stage on sunday in the dark but thanks to the info pack easily managed to re-plan our day. We couldn't fly out until Saturday morning and Rally Travel were really helpful when booking the package - all the info was spot on. My highlight of the weekend was getting a photo with Seb and giving him a peck on the cheek!!!"
"Excellent organisation! We were all really impressed with the detailed directions to the stages, making travelling easier. Little disappointed the Spainish police made us park quite a way out from each of the stages but it was good for the waist line to walk so much! Thank you for doing everything for us - not having to book car and hotel separately was a great relief."
"I have been on a few rallys in my lifetime but i have to say this one beats them all, Fantastic, Billiant, Well done Rally travel for getting us there - fantastic organisation - bring on 2010 can't wait!"
"AWESOME. Excellent directions to stages, my mate who done the navagation so impressed he did'nt need to look at map once to get to the stages. One of the best rallies we've ever been on. Can't wait to next year, book us up."
"We have travelled for last four years and as usual it was fantastic one year to germany and three to spain.We couldnt ask for better, rally pack was fantastic,directions, car hire .hotel and rally travel staff.its a brilliant expierience.thanks again from niall.johnny.robbie and brendan hope to see you in 2010."
"Four fantastic days of motorsport - rallying doesn't come any better than this! Rally Travel provided outstanding value and excellent organisation which made the whole event very easy. Good advice on spectating points, excellent route instructions and a very welcoming hotel at the start and the end of the day. My wife enjoyed it even more than our holiday in Corsica the week before..........."
"Had another great weekend of rallying in Spain thanks to Rally Travel. This was our fifth time out in Spain, and fourth in Salou, and it's a great event. The weather was perfect again this year and the racing was brilliant. A big thanks to Neil and Jeff for their help and a few laughs over the weekend, and for sorting us out with the Ford and Solberg VIP service tours - highly recommended for the autograph hunters!!! We'd also like to congratulate them on the pre-event auction night at Puerto Principe nightclub, which was attended by all the top drivers and made for a great way to kick off the weekend. We'll definitely be booking again next year, but might try a different event for a change of scenery!! Thanks again to all involved, Kev and Graham."
"Rally Finland... What a fantastic rally! We would definitely recommend the self drive trip for any one thinking of going. Every thing was so well organised from the car hire to the hotels and of course the maps... The stages were amazing... and at times it was hard to pick which point to view from because they all looked so good! Spectacular event to attend for any rally fan,you definitely have to experience it for your self.. Thanks a million to all at Rally travel ie.. Christine, David and Neil we had a very enjoyable holiday."
"For our first rally outside of Wales...we immediately thought of Finland...home of rallying and the best rally drivers/co-drivers. We had high expectations of the rally before hand...all of which were exceeded and blown completely out of the water. Its the rally of a lifetime and what an amazing experience and atmosphere to be caught up in. Awe-inspiring to see the emotion and spirit of the Finish people towards their own drivers, especially when Mikko is winning and Jari Matti not far behind. We went on the Ford VIP tour which comes highly recommended and we'd like to say thanks to Rally Travel/ M-Sport for the opportunity. Not forgetting the after-rally party, what a night to rememeber in Jyvaskyla, celebrating in style with the teams, drivers and co-drivers & mechanics!!! It's nice to see the teams letting their hair down and having a really good time with everyone that was there!"
"Rally Finland - what an experience!!! Would like to thank Rally Travel for everything! Took the self drive tour and the maps provided by Rally Travel were perfect. Never got lost!! The stages where unreal, got that close to the cars, we were covered in dust. The speed, the jumps, the corners, everything was amazing. Had VIP tour with Petter Solberg and we got to meet & greet him and got our photo's taken aswell. He's a really nice charming man!! This was our first time going to a rally outside of Ireland, and of course it had to be Finland, the home of rallying. The support is amazing and this holiday was one great experience. Hopefully the start of many more WRC rallies to come. Many thanks again to Rally Travel for all they're help in making this holiday one to remember!! Ciara Quinn & Gerry Hanratty."
"Hello all, even though it is a bit late, I want to say thanks very much to Neil and the whole Rallytravel crew. I had a tremendous time and using the guide's tips was perfect to have a greatly pleasant and exciting weekend. I could stay pretty close to the action on the roads and on the service park as well. Even though I was the only one from the southern part of the globe (Brazil!) on the Rallytravel group for Italy, Neil had been very patient, careful and attentive. Warm regards from Brazil, Jair."
"Brilliant trip to Spain 2008! Thanks, Jason, Marguerite, Michael and Ellen."
"Rally Sardinia (May 209) Rally Sardinia was strongly recommended to us as it was a rally we had not been to and also an island we had not visited before, were glad we followed the advice offered! Thank you to the person concerned, we hope you will check this feedback site !.. The only way to describe this rally holiday is EXCELLENT - from start to finish, the Punta Negra for our first two nights was a super hotel and a great relaxing way to start the rally then up to Porto Cervo where the hotel, its location; hospitality; staff; other guests; scenery, in fact everything was superb.. The organisation of the trip was excellent Neil, Thank you! lots of information; easy access to the stages and the hospitality visit to PSWRT was the icing on the cake for me (Sue).. As others have commented, it was lovely to see Petter, Phil and the rest of the team relaxed and chatty and Pernilla could not have done anything to make us feel more welcome. WHAT A RALLY TEAM!!!.. Thanks once more and already looking forward to the next one Sue and John Rhodes "
"Rally Norway (February 2009) I know this is late but Once again a really great BIG thank you to Neil and Jeff for their part in a stunning Rally Norway trip. The hotel was excellent and the hospitality extended by the hotel staff was superb, the instructions to get us back to the airport were spot on The scenery, as you would expect, was stunning. Bit of a shock to the system on shakedown morning - have experienced cold weather but this was something else.. Fabulous blue skies, sunshine and lots and lots of snow, real picture postcard stuff magical. Again excellent travelling companions on the coach and new acquaintances made and previous ones renewed. We have not been disappointed yet with Rally Travel and their organisation of our rally trips. Once again thank you one and all. Sue and John Rhodes"
"Fantastic time! Sardinia lived up to expectations with plenty of sunshine...and oh yes...dust! One of the highlights was of course the VIP visit to PSWRT after shakedown. Petter and Phil were very relaxed with us and Petter was happy with the car. Pernilla gave us a very warm welcome too and we all came away excited about experiencing that opportunity. So thanks to David and Neil for giving us that! A great hotel too in Porto Cervo - the place for the jetset!....and oh yes, it goes without saying but the viewing and photographic opportunities on the stages were good....but we have come to expect that now from Rally Travel (this was our 4th time on an escorted tour). We are debating where to go next year!"
"What a marvellous trip. Neil made everything so easy and relaxed. Thanks. Brilliant hotel and great company. Both VIP trips were fantastic! Plenty of rally stages and great viewing but a lovely holiday too. Looking forward to our next trip. thanks again."
"This was a HOT one, in more ways than one!! Another brilliant trip with Neil in charge. The Petter Solberg VIP day after Shakedown was absolutely great. We had the opportunity of seeing Gigi Galli at Ford, expressing the wish to see him back in a car soon. Counting down to our next trip with you, thanks once again for a well organised trip. Sonia and Paul "
"Second rally with Rally Travel and every bit as good as the first. Neil's work before the rally paid off with our excellent viewing spots and very easy walks into the stages. Lovely group of people to travel with and amazing hospitality from the Sardinians. Good hotel, perfect weather, couldn't ask for better. "
"Dear Neill & Dave, Having just got from sardinia,may i say a big thank you to what was an absolutley stunning rally,from the vip tour with petter to the ford on saturday. when in with petter the atmosphere as electric & it was nice to see him relaxed,we all made very welcome by penilla & all the team(to them a big thank you),as for the event neil had done some very good homework to find such excellent viewing,once again many thanks dave & mick wallbank p s we will be back to see another stunning rally"
"Many thanks again for all your assistance in arranging my trip to Bahrain F1, great hotel, free shuttle bus service between the hotel and circuit, and access to the pit lane on the Thursday afternoon with the 3 day pass. Great way to finish a Two Week trip in the Middle East."
"I'm a regular rally-goer from Germany but this was my first time with Rally Travel. As a female travelling to rallies alone, each rally provides adventures galore but also causes an enormous amount of organisation. Once driving around alone, the Rally Travel stage info on how to get to the stages proved very useful with the help of the tripmeter and the detailed area map. During Day One, when some Portuguese and Spanish spectators got wind of the fact that I had such good instructions from Rally Travel, I had to translate them into Portuguese and Spanish for next day's stages! Thanks to David for the full results list at the end of each day which kept me up-to-date. My hire car's tyres were already reduced to slicks after Day One, but I needed those slicks on Day Three trying to keep up with a local Ford Focus who obviously knew his way to the best viewing points! Throughout the rally the Portuguese and Spanish spectators were very helpful, funny and entertaining, with jokes constantly being exchanged. There were no signs of their famous suicidal spectator behaviour or bad organisation. I made lots of new friends. The hotel in Vilamoura had a nice sea view, and the weather was ideal. I'm now considering going to the Poland Rally - it's a first - with Rally Travel, possibly with the Spain Rally following later. Thanks, Rally Travel, for all the help. Kind regards, Delores Weber "
"This was my first trip with Rally Travel and what a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable experience role on Rally Norway 2011. Jeff and Neil were utterly brilliant."
"Again another great trip with Rally Travel, only a handful of us on this one from Tynemouth motorclub. But as usual everything was well organised. Thanks We're now discussing Spain!!!!"
"Just like to say thanks for all the help in arranging my trip to the Qatar MOTO GP, everything when as planned with the only problem being the 'Rain' on Sunday Night!!"
"Portugal is definitely one of the best rallies we have ever seen. Once again RallyTravel have given us the opportunity to get closer to the action. Great viewing spots throughout the rally thanks to your comprehensive rally guide. Thank you for making this rally so much fun! :-)"
"Rally Travel Ltd organization was spot on as usual. The apartments had everything you could wish for and were of spacious size especially for the price.The rally is probably the best in the mediteranean and we will definately be going back with rally travel again to Portugal."
"I'm really enjoyed... The holiday was worth every penny..I saw many fantastic and new place... Your own organization was perfect.. Thank all of you!"
"WRC and weather, it's the only thing humans can not control. When the weather is worst, the pictures are usually better or more spectacular, being wet and cold is a smal problem when there is a result like our pictures we took. Thanks for fighting against the conditions rally-travel guides. Rally is an outdor-sport, and that's why we are there..."
"Once again two fantastic rallies, made even better by Rally Travel. The prices can not be beaten, the infomation packs are second to none and make rallying so easy!. The welcome night in Spain is so much fun, and this year I got to meet the drivers for a picture. We will be booking again in the near future, with Portugal looking good, and then Monte in 2010! Thanks Rally Travel for making the sport so easy to watch! Alex, Andy Bright and Rosalyn Lake"
"The holiday was worth every penny had a great time. All the information given from rally travel was brill. A good experience....Hotel was nice, rooms could of been cleaner. But overall Brilliant : ) Iwan & Rachel."
".... fourth time on this event and it gets better every year. the charity auction was brilliant, well done guys 11/10, dnt know how you will top it next yr!!! we spent the sat night service/evening with the lads and lasses from suzuki and they were excellent- thanks toni, tomi, pg, jonas and suzzane. if anyone gets the opportunity to buy this at next yrs auction,grab it with both hands because you really are treated like their VIPs.(Mr Colin Clark even had to wait for his tea till we had finished!!!) neil, geoff, christine, steve and vicky - thanks again for all your time and knowledge. see you on an event soon.... carrie x"
"Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent Rally Travel service at this year's Rallye Catalunya. This is the third time we've been to Spain - our second visit to Salou - and it's been faultless every year. Great weather, great hotel, great location and great price - and the maps and directions provided are first class! Would also highly recommend the Ford tour on the final service of the day - it was the best £50 I've ever spent! To get that close to a service and to mill about with the crew and the drivers was amazing. Will hopefully be back again next year! Cheers! "
"I just want to say how much our group of 5 enjoyed rally Spain on your escorted tour. It was our first time travelling with your team and we found them polite and helpful at all times. We have talked so much about the event and the arrangements you make that I think our group will be up to 11 for rally Spain 2009. When you have brochure available then please e mail. The hotel was good and central. The auction and after rally party were an additional bonus. We normally went to rally Cyprus and hired a jeep and with lots of difficulty seen some stages and shakedown but you packages are so much better. Sorry it took so long to say thanks! Bridget."
"Absolutely brilliant rally. Rally travel Reps were great. (still awaiting a text from one of them). The Subaru day was great meeting Petter Solberg, and the old guy that arranged it was a star!!!!"
"Great experience enjoyed ever minute, first overseas rally, Neil and his team could not have been more helpful, will be going again with Rally Travel. Jim "
"Another trip well organised by Rallytravel, Meet the drivers and Auction was a very good start to the Rally and fun, you even managed to get the weather right this year!!! We hope to see you all again soon. Dave Ottoway."
"Another excellent event, they even organized the weather, no rain, sunny days excellent rallying. Great support and info again and drivers evening brilliant. Will be back next year maybe Germany "
"Just returned from Spain. A good rally to watch, dispite the kinda predictable results. Welcome Evening on Thursday featured ALL (!) WRC stars, hosted by Mr Colin Clark himself! Fantastic! Ford VIP Tour has been an unique chance to get behind the curtains of a WRC team, so close to our favourite drivers. Special thanks to the whole Rally Travel Team, and especially Neil, for the excellent organization and great time:) Yavor and Maria"
"Just a quick email to say thank you for our trip to Rally Catalunya. All of us had a great time and your information pack was excellent. We we're delighted with the attendance of all the team drivers at the welcome evening, and thought it was a great way to start the event. We all hope to be booking again for next year and further WRC events. Thanks again, Gary Fothergill "
"Had a great time made to feel very welcome wiil be booking for next year. To all at Rally Travel big thanks (big thanks to jeff top man)....Dave Appleton."
"Hard work that Rally Catalunya :) had another belting trip, Reg"
"Another fantastic trip with Rally Travel, well organised! Many thanks for everything, cant wait for next year. "
"Brilliant weather, excellent hotel, superb information from Rally Travel team. A relaxing and enjoyable time. Just enough support from Rally Travel if you needed it or you could go it alone which was great. Never managed to have a good lunch with a bottle of wine and watch a rally stage in the sun before after many years involved in rallying. Cheers Mike & Hilary"
"Absolutely fantastic! this was our first WRC abroad, we were on the escorted tour. every single detail was flawless from the pick up to the drop off. the Rally Travel team were excellent hosts and we had the most amazing time. i would definitely recommend this trip. can't wait for the next one but yet to decide which!"
"Thanks for a well organized trip. The maps ,road book ,hire car ,hotel and weather were spot on ."
"2nd year and yet another great trip.done the self drive this year very well planned by the rally travel team , exellent rally pack full of info , great hotel friendly and close to service park and beach and early breakfast at 05:30 to start the day and a eat as much as you want buffet when you get back from the stages you cant go wrong.stages fast and flowing and the forum is not to be missed by any rally FAN, GREAT job rally travel will be back again thanks adam lee and dale."
"We had a fantastic time. The information pack was great, we found our way to brilliant spectator points which we obviously couldn't have done with out the notes. enjoyed thursday night and was very surprised to see the top drivers, didn't expect them all to be there. Hotel was fine, car hire went smoothly so we have no complaints and will travel again next year hopefully."
"Again a good trip, the forum on the thursday night just gets better each year, well done for getting ALL the top drivers there. We did manage to get the signed Suzuki race car thing on the plane as hand luggage........ .......hopefully a few of us will be out in Portugal next year. "
"Once again very well organized see you all next year thanks Dave Taylor"
"Memorable in every respect and fantastic value too. Four days of great rallying, spectacular scenery, easy to follow routes to all the stages and good spectator information. The hotel was excellent too, particularly laying on a full cooked breakfast at 5.30 am on Sunday morning. All in all unforgettable, see you again next year I hope. "
"Excellent rally again ,this is our third year to travel with rally travel and we could not fault any part of our trip it was fantastic from car hire to rally pack and accomodation everything was just 100%.four of us travelled and everyone would stand behind my letter.finally to thank all @rallytravel for a seamless excursion and well done again.thanks from niall,johnny,robbie and brenadan from longford,ireland.hope to see you all in 2009"
"A great rally, great weather, a great result, great tour organization and we meet many new rally comrades on the tour from all around the world. Hope to meet up with you all again some time; maybe in New Zealand. (The kiwi's)"
"What can I say but brilliant! Very happy with Rally Travel. Finland was amazing. People say its the best rally in the world and I would agree. We got 9 stages and service 3 times. Great job by Neil and Jeff to fit all in. Jukka the bus driver was a star! Information pack was top class. BP Ford VIP tour was a good experience. Rallye Deutschland was another superb trip. David was very friendly and helpful. Good selection of stages again with Dhrontal on the sunday morning being the best. Welcome evening with Toni Gardemeister was a highlight. Really happy we did the escorted tour as it meant we could get some sleep between the stages! So thank you to everyone at Rally Travel, think I'll be going to Finland with you again. Might see you at Rally Ireland 2009. Enda Healy, Dublin."
"Buy the Subaru hospitality pass. The access it gave was fantastic. We stood in Solbergs service bay less than an hour before he was due in and were given an overview of the team set up in Germany and their performance so far in the rally. As soon as Atkinson and Solberg pulled in, they were out of the cars, coming over to say hello and sign autographs. The Rally Travel people organised for one of the WRC teams drivers to come and talk to us in one of the hotels in Trier after a hard days rallying. Well impressed when Tony Gardemeister from Suzuki turned up. Getting to the stages? Rally Travel did a superb job. They picked us up on time every morning and got us to the stages avoiding all the traffic. Once wed arrived, they explained the route the cars would take and recommended the best places to watch from. Theyd clearly done their homework. The spectating areas were very close to the action so I got some really good photos of the cars took nearly 700 over the four days. On the final day, at the super-special in the evening, we were sat in a café drinking dunkel bier on a street corner only a metre and a half from the WRC cars going past at maximum attack. Genius. This was our first rally and were now looking at Norway in the snow next year. Thanks Rally Travel. 10/10. "
"It was a top notch rally for us. We got autographs and photos from most of the Ford Team on Wednesday Evening at the Service Park after checking in with David at the hotel. The interview with Toni Gardemeister and Julian Porter had us all on the edge of our seats! What a surprise when Toni G walked in the room! Info from Rally Travel was very good as always and easy to follow. David was very knowledgeable and very keen to answer all of our stupid questions! I am attaching a photo that Jake and Demitri took with Jari-Matti Latvala on Wed eve as I am sure there will be other photos submitted with the great Tony G."
"Very well organised event, very good vantage points and gps co-ordinates were briliant.Looking forward to our next event"
"Yet another brilliant trip ! This was my first self drive with RT....So so easy, the information book was so informative and full of information that was actually relevant. GPS co-ordinates were very very helpfull. Spot on too !! David and Dianne were brilliant and very helpful, just a question of which rally next with Rally Travel ??"
"Great trip, haven't been covered in so much dust at a rally for years. First time I've ever had to sign a declaration for the car hire company (Hertz) that I wouldn't use the car to compete in the rally! Wonder which class a Hyundai Getz would be in. See selection of my pictures at www.roystewart.eu. "
"Rally Finland 2008 Another brilliant rally trip, this is the third time at Rally Finland for us and weve still not been to the same spectating place twice As others have said, to cater for such varied client needs on an escorted trip takes some doing but Neil and Jeff you seem to manage it time after time - Thank you so much to both of you! Grateful thanks to Jukka, our coach driver, for transporting us safely and smoothly and allowing us to continue our slumbers on the earlier starts! It was a pleasure to re-new acquaintances from previous rallies and to meet new rally fans enjoyable and interesting conversations with Eric and you never know we may get to New Zealand Val or to Australia Tim and finally, Samuel (from France?) was an absolute star, the youngest Rally Travel client that we have met and whose enthusiasm, fun and laughter cut through any language barrier. Very many thanks, once again, to all at Rally Travel. Sue and John Rhodes P.S. Thanks again to Jeff and Neil for and excellent trip to Rally Acropolis. That was superb too, from start to finish! Thank you also for sorting out the taxi on Sunday afternoon. This feedback is late, brief but nonetheless genuine! Sue; John; Anne and Andy "
"Best rally I've been to in the ten years I've been going to wrc,many thanks to the Rally Travel team,hope to go with you again soon, Finns very nice too!,Hi to all the Welsh and Donegal lads we met,great nights in the hotel! (see photo with Seb!)"
"We had a splendid time in Finland! The ultimate way to "live the rally"! We saw it all: shakedown, rally party, service, Rauno Aaltonen exhibition, spectacular stages including Kakaristo. Got real close to the stars and watched incredible jumps and speeds. Had the privilige to listen to Malcolm & Matthew Wilson + Guy Wilks. Long days but worth every minute. Thanks guys, we'll be back. Fons, The Netherlands."
"Hello rallyetravel.com-team It was once again an excellent trip! Thanks to Neil and Jeff for this amazing rallye-weekend. That was for sure not my last event with you! And thanks again for the lift after the rallye party ;-) Greetings Bruno Keiser Switzerland"
"We enjoyed the whole experience. The rally lived up to the hype and the maps and info in the pack as well as Neil and Jeff's advice helped us make the most of the trip. We'll certainly be looking to use your services again in the future. (photo taken on Palsankyla), "
"The Best Ever - Neil and Jeff - thank you for a fantastic event - how do you manage to get so many stages into one day? Given that its difficult to please everyone on what stages to cover, who to see etc, I think this trip was the best we have ever done in Finland - of course seeing Marcus Gronholm at the Ford night, and once again parking up along side him at the "Flying Finish" was just wonderful. We would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks too, to Mrs Elaine Wilson, Alun and Mat from Ford Hospitality for the welcome we received, Ford and Stobart certainly have some fabulous characters driving for them at the present time. Another booking will soon be on its way to you!!!!!"
"Thanks to Steve and Vicky for all the help during the rally. Even if we had not booked the tour through you, we received a lot of good suggestions about where to watch. Excellent service!!! We can really recommend Rally Travel and have travelled with you to Germany, Portugal, Monte Carlo, and Ireland before! "
"Wow....what a fantastic time we had, we were " Virgin's " at a WRC, the experience was amazing, Jeff & Neil were fab, always knew where to go & were a good laugh. On the rtn flt we spent 4 hours at Amsterdam airport with Julian Porter, getting all the Rally GOSSIP....and guess what I am now famous as I was on the telly !!! See you at Norway 09. Nicola & Scott "
"Once again we had a wonderfull time during our visit to the Acropolis Rally ! Thanks to Neill and Jeff for their assistance and great advices that enabled us to be at the best spots during the stages ! See you soon !"
"Just to say how much we enjoyed the event with Jeff and Neil. We had a great time even if we were covered in dust most of the time! Not too many early starts and the weather couldn't have been better. We got to see great stages and the company was good too! "
"We really enjoyed it. It was our first experience of the rally and we will definatley be going again. The information provided by Rally Travel was fantastic and we would not have been able to see as much as we did without their help. We saw jumps, crashes, and spectacular views of Sardinia. BRILLIANT in a word!!"
"Thank you Neil and Jeff, we like the way you have to make it perfect, WRC must be the main Thing. Everything was perfekt, good information, a good timetable and a perfekt Busdriver, and the most important thing, no stress and totaly enjoying the WRC. We will come again next year for an Event. See you than, Beda Murer, SWITZERLAND."
"Thank you Neil - you really were a trouper on this trip. This picture shows how much we enjoyed the Ford VIP night, thanks must go to Ford, Stobart and all the drivers and staff for making the evening so much fun. Its great to be able to watch close up all the cars being worked on, as well as being able to meet the drivers, Henning, Hirvonen and Mat Wilson gave a great insight as to how their rally was going. This rally will certainly be one we will be doing again in the future, now looking forward to joining Rally Travel for the Finland trip in August. Sincere thanks again, you really are "stars". Sonia and Paul (Pembrokeshire) "
"Great trip to Sardinia which I thoroughly enjoyed. Very well organised as usual which featured some great spectator stages. The hotel was excellent too."
"Had a great trip to Rally Sardinia this year. Rain when we arrived on the tuesday and the worry of a wet rally was replaced by bright sunshine for the four important days !! The stages Neil picked were brilliant and I do not remember a bad one - so a big thank you for all your hard work in picking them !! Malcolm Wilson at the welcome evening (as Henning could not make it) was an added bonus ! The visit to the Fiesta Team Turkey also had a couple of highlights ! Overall another great trip !! "
"Another great trip from Rally Travel! Excellent hotel and great access to the stages and service park along with the great assistance from Neil! "
"Good morning, just back from Jordan, Rally Travel guides Steve and Vicky were fantastic, When we have cases unpacked and a cup of coffee I will fill you in with details. Fantastic event made even better by the hard work put in by Steve and Vicky to make sure we enjoyed it. Many thanks for the info passed to Sara at D&G Travel who booked our extended break in Jordan, Sara said,dealing with you was a pleasure. Overall a fantastic time!"
"Oh my god, what a trip. The views, the crowd and the Cars... Our Guides were fantastic and so helpful in every way. It was our first trip with Rally Travel and we were the youngest couple but we were made to feel so at home by everyone on the tour with us, and have to mention the fun on the bus (ye know who ye are)... the Col de Turini was the highlight cause our balcony faced the stage and we invited everyone up to watch and the beers were nice 2.. But have to say the nite in the bar in Monte Carlo on our last nite was the best moment as most of the drivers were there drinking.. we had a blast.. Will be bookin again soon.."
"Trip of a lifetime.Great fun,great people and thanks to Steve and Vicky for making it so special.Organisation superb. Here's to the next one!"
"Despite packing lots of warm clothing that was not needed, this trip was memorable for the way that everyone on the coach bonded and really got on well together. Its a pity that there is no Swedish rally next year but I reckon Norway will be as good. Thanks to Steve and Vicki again and also to Anders"
"Wow, what a Rally Travel trip this was, from Australia a buddy and i had made the decision to attend the monte carlo rally whilst on a 3 month snowboarding trip around europe. and what a fantastic choice it proved to be, not only did we have unrivaled spectating points around the rally with brilliant Rally Travel maps to help get us there. we also made good freinds with chris atkinson, celebrated australia day with him on the saturday evening and then got to share the bottle of mumm on the sunday after his highest wrc finish to date and then celebrate into the night with chris, petter, loeb and a great deal of the other drivers. this was definately the highlight of the entire 3 month trip."
"Great trip, brilliant crew, really well organised. A good bunch of friendly people on the tour made all the difference when standing around in the snow waiting for the cars to come through. The road up to the hotel on the Col De Turini is something you have to experience for yourself. I'd love to do a few more rallies with them. Highly recommend them to any rally fan. "
"Another well organised and enjoyable coach tour. Thanks to Steve and Victoria for providing great information and ensuring that we got to some great spots. "
"Really enjoyed Rally Sweden just could have done with more snow but other than that a brilliant weekend. Thank you."
"Rally was excellent! Cabin was a bit too small for six people! Not to worry, Norway next year!!! Waiting to see your details? Cheers Dave. "
"Another good trip using Rally Travel as with the previous ones. Well organised and helpful as always including great maps and stage info. Only problem being the lack of snow for the event but even Rally Travel cant arrange this. Top marks."
"Well done rally travel once again for a great weekend. Shame about the lack of snow but it was a great rally and excellant weekend! I enjoyed the interview with Mikko, what a funny and very likable guy! Looking forward to the next event! "
"Très bien, bonne organisation dommage pas beaucoup de neige rendez vous pour la norvege"
"Wow!! What a top weekend Rally Sweden was. Steve and Vicky were excellent and the weekend was none stop action. Thank you to all of the Rally Travel staff for making it a weekend that I won't forget in a hurry."
"Wonderful time, excellent accomodation, as always completely satisfied with Rallytravel-well done."
"Another excellent trip by Rally Travel, even though the weather was a bit on the warm side at 2C instead of the normal -20C. Steve and Vicky did an excellent job as usual on the Escorted Tour. It is just a pity that I will have to wait until 2010 to go back to Sweden for the Rally."
"Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Once again the service from Rallytravel was exellent, good hotel, good food, apart from a slight hic-up with breakfast one morning, but these things happen & no one was to blame. Information from the reps (Neil & Jeff) was exellent, as was their approachability each evening. I will be very intrested in traveling to rally Norway next year, so please send me tour information as soon as it becomes available. Once again thanks to all at Rallytravel for an exellent trip."
"This was my 4th Rally Sweden with Rally Travel. 2007 was going to be a hard trip to beat with regards to snow fall. Event was well organised as usual and Rally Travel team as helpful as ever."
"Had a fantastic time. really enjoyed the hotel up at the col, with the snow. Great driving by Derek on those mountain roads. great finale back at montecarlo for ssp and a trip around the f1 track. look forward to another trip soon"
"What a Fantastic trip. Great staff, quality hotels (ignore tripadvisor), superbly organised and executed. Easy access to stages and finale in Monaco was the icing on the cake!!!!. Will definately use again."
"Thank you guys for another well organised trip, our third and probably the most scenic. The drive up and down the Col de Turini was awesome. Top marks to Dave for the excellent driving. As always, great travelling companions with a few laughs on the way. Hope to do another tour with you in the near future."
"We both really enjoyed the rally could not fault it and would recomend to our friends. We would book again with rally travel Many thanks "
"Excellent trip, with an excellent, well organised team. Great viewing spots with little walking if you didn't want to. The team pointed you in the right direction if you asked, but left you to your own devices if not, a nice blend. "
"A fantasic trip really enjoyed the rallytravel experience and would definitley go again! My only suggestion to improve the tour would be to have had a meeting the first evening to meet and greet the other tourists and drivers."
"Great rally and organisation by Rally Travel. Booking a hotel in Mullagmore where the last stage was being run was a cracking idea. Well done Rally Travel! I could literally stand in my bedroom and watch the stage with Loeb, Sordo and Latvala wizzing passed to get a podium position. I don't know of many companies that could organise that!!!! I will be booking again with the company for future rallies in 2008. Thanks to Jeff who escorted us through the weekend.. Cheers guys Emyr Evans"
"WOW First trip with Rally Travel and already talking about which country to go next year. The Irish definatly know how to party. Thanks very much for looking after us."
"Absolutely fantastic!!! really well looked after by everyone at Rally Travel. am recommending your ford vip package to everyone. didnt realise that we would see the stobart team area as well as the bpford team a brilliant surprise. will definatly be booking with you again in the very near future. "
"This is second time we have been with Rallytravel and a excellent time was had by all, there was 13 of us and some had never been before to a rally but on getting back they all wanted to sort out another trip!! so will be booking something soon, as soon as the signed rally plate comes it will be framed and put on the wall in the lounge!!! Thanks again for great rally see you soon."
"The only thing i can say is a "BIG THANK YOU" to the Rallytravel team yet again... As like the trips before 110% feedback from Claire and me. From the booking staff right to the on event team it was GREAT ;o) If you are looking to see a WRC the easy way book with this lot, you will find its well worth it..."
"Top organization as usual. The whole trip went without a hitch. "Meet and greet" with Jari-Matti Latvala and Julian Porter was first class. Maps, stage info, your Reps. etc were all top quality. Roll on 2008!!"
"Fab! again u guys have done a great job,esp geoff,steve and viki communicating with the bus drivers and police!great to meet christine (the voice and the end of the phone!).the welcome evening was the best yet and something very hard to exceed!met some fab people from all over the uk.thanks again and see you hopefully on the acropolis next year, fingers crossed! carrie x"
"Our first outing with Rally Travel and it was to an event I've waited 40 years to see. It was well worth the wait - great action, good spectator access and helpful advice from the Rally Travel rep. The weather helped (almost non-stop sunshine) and the Corsican roads add to the sense of adventure. Fellow Rally Travel guests were good company too. All in all a fantastic introduction to a memorable event. "
"Found the hotel excellent & the rally pack super. "
"What a cracking event! The Rally Travel Info Packs and maps were fantastic and really helped. After a few days you get to know the roads and can just go off the maps. Recommended viewing points were superb and we saw quality rallying every day and had lots of time to nip into the service area. Just about to book for another event next year! "
"Fantastic rally, scary roads,very well organised,crowd control and parking were excellent. As for Rallytravel information and travel arrangements were brilliant. Its our second trip with you and you are a super company to travel with, Thanks for a great weekend. Niall Smith, Longford, Ireland"
"Had a great time, rally was fantastic. Cars were low and clean. What more could you ask for ?"
"Had a fab time. Organisation great. Rally Travel reps really friendly and helpful and had time for everyone. Briefing with Latvala and commentator was excellent. Hotel location and service excellent and was good place to meet other fans. Literature very good. Would have no reservation in using rally travel again and are planning Greece next year or Finland."
"Just like to say thanks again for a great trip to spain all 12 of us had a ball and the vip trip to subaru just made the weekend it was great. Thanks Again the boys from Scotland. '''''''Gidingae''''''"
"Our first experience of a foreign rally event was `an amazing experience we will never forget` thanks to Rally Travel! The welcome pack was full of excellent maps/directions to the stages & the pre event party was an excellent night! The Subaru VIP trip is `a must` for all rally fans & it made our week complete when we got our picture with our hero, Petter! We`ll be back next year! Mark & Avril. "
"Great trip - excellent road book and maps as usual. Pleasant hotel, and the weather was brilliant towards the end - only let down being the lack of an early breakfast on Thurs! Hope to be back next year."
"4th year in a row to Spain using Rallytravel.com 5 trips altogether and the driver line up at the forum just gets better each year, excellent service and road books as usual, thanks for putting up with our chaotic booking."
"Our first trip with Rally Travel was in 2003 to Rally Catalunya, we have just returned home from our fifth Catalunya with them. Every time the same attention to detail and personal requirements. looking at Germany for 2008."
"First time ever with rallytravel had an amazing time rally info pack and the directions to the stages were so detailed hope to do catalunya and corsica next year with you carry on with the excellent work. "
"Best rally we've been to so far....best social events...we had a great time & met some great people!!! Thanks Rally Travel"
"Second trip to Catulunya for this WRC event. Great weather, lovely hotel and of course a fantastic trip once again organised by rally travel. Ford VIP tour worth every penny we had a great time. Until next year perhaps Germany !!!!!!! k "
"Spot on. Maps and road book were excellent. Ford tour was brilliant. Same again next year. Nick Fewins."
"This was my first wrc tour and was the most amazing expierence of my motorsport ventures. well organised, great communication, and a holiday everyone should experience sometime in their life if they follow the wrc. Hotel, food and transport were great, as were the tour reps, friendly and full of information. Highly recomended was the Subaru vip pass, got to meet all the drivers including the man himself Petter Solberg. Top work Rally Travel,a experience I will not forget- see you next year! Adam Stowe."
"An excellent Rally Holiday and i'm pretty sure we'll be using Rally Travel again. Many Thanks"
"Really good Rally and booking through Rally Travel was spot on and will be booking again, this time for Greece next year!"
"We only took up your services for the Subaru VIP package, but we were very impressed with the experience. Organisation was excellent and all of the Subaru staff were very friendly and approachable. The closeness to the cars and mingling with the drivers is a real experience and I can only recommed that any enthusiast should do it. It was excellent value for money and it was the icing on the cake to a great weekend. We are planning to use your services for rally Finland 2008 and would appreciate it if you would contact us as soon as booking is available. Well done for achieving the good relationship that you hold with Subaru! "
"We booked with Rally Travel in 2005 to rally Spain, this was our first rally booked with the company, we booked with Rally Travel again this year, we had a great time in 2005 and an even better time this year! Thanks Rally Travel."
"Brilliant trip pre-rally night massive-got photos with all the stars! My mate won the Focus front bumber! Hope to see all at rally ireland- you are all wellcome. Seamus."
"Absolutely brilliant Rally, well worth the long flight, tour was well organised, with access being gained to places which were not available to the general public. I look forward to returning in the future. "
"It was our 1st (but not last) trip outside GB to watch the WRC, and we picked a good one, it was brilliant. The 2 guys looked after us and were happy to answer questions, and the organisation was excellent & 'exciting at times'! We will be back. Nice one...."
"Fantastic trip, guys were great at looking after us, finland is beautiful, the hotel a winner - we will certainly be returning."
"Fantastic trip, guys were great at looking after us, Finland is beautiful, the hotel a winner - we will certainly be returning."
"Thanks for yet another fantastic experience. Neil and Jeff once again gave us the benefit of their vast rallying knowledge. I look forward to the next time I book, hopefully Sweden again."
"Awesome Rally! The best event we've been to so far. The country, the accommodation, the people, the weather, the atmosphere, the stages, the WRC, all fantastic! Rally Travel provided another top class service, with good maps, & information, with the reps always on hand in the hotel bar! which was handy. We'll be back! "
"I have just attended my first ever WRC event and would like to thank all those involved in helping make this a great trip, I have now caught the rally bug and I will be travelling to more rallies in the future. Brian Butcher. (photo of the Rally Travel group on the podium!)"
"Just to say a huge thankyou to Neil & Jeff for a great trip. The 5 mad scotsmen will definately be back.Please tell Neil he has got to come to Mull to the Rally.Thanks Again James MacGillivray"
"I was very impressed with the general organisation of the tour and the friendly and helpful staff - I got to see far more of the action than I've ever seen on other rallies when I've organised the trip myself. Also being with rallytravel meant we got some "exclusives" like the welcome evening and the Ford VIP tour, which was well worth taking. I'm already looking forward to my next trip with rallytravel!"
"Another excellent Rally with Rally Travel it just gets better and better. I thought Sweden was a well organised trip but Finland was awesome and the information and maps were spot on. Many thanks once again and I will be looking to book another trip very shortly."
"My fourth trip with rally travel and they just keep getting better. Neil and Geoff were great and always happy to help and give good advice. Really well organised on possibly the best rally in the world. Thanks to Rallytravel and look forward to booking another 3 rallys in 2008."
"It was our first foreign event after spectating in the UK for 25 + years and it was excellent. The two hosts Neil and Jeff were very good. The organisation of the whole 5 days, the hotel, coach transportation was 1st class. We will definitely book with you again!"
"Just want to say what a Brilliant Rally Sweden was, I am always cold so must admit Sweden was a bit daunting at first, although it proved very enjoyable. Loved the snow, rally and all aspects of it! There were 4 of us in total, car hire was excellent, although ended up in a ditch which wasn't the best move, Men drivers hey!?!?! We are thinking of going to Monte Carlo in January, especially with the Col de turinni stage and also the obvious Wales Rally GB in Nov/Dec. I shall be in touch closer to the time, but once again a big thank you S & A."
"Thankyou so much for a fantastic trip, great spectating points, great travelling companions really enjoyable lunch breaks and thank's to Big D. We highly recommend the VIP Subaru behind the scenes tour. Neil and Jeff did a fantastic job and gave us regular rally updates. This is Neil: It was a big day! Nana and Trev will be back! Tevor & Mirian Buckland, Napier, New Zealand. "
"Thank you so much for another excellent Rally Travel trip. This is the second time weve been to Athens and it was superb, excellent organisation and a fabulous location for the taverna lunch stop, super hotel, all complemented by warm and friendly travelling companions. Also, once again, great big thanks to Neil and Jeff, a constant supply of accurate information and good viewing suggestions and thank you for your company you certainly do help to make the holiday (and Im not even considering booking with anyone else Neil Sue!) Dimitrus ought to be seconded on to the Rally Travel part-time staff list by now - he is surely the best! Good wishes to ALL at Rally Travel... See you soon. Sue and John Rhodes "
"Many thanks for arranging the trip to Sardinia we both thought it was excellent. The event itself must be one of the best on the calender with easy access in and out of the stages. All the directions you gave us were easy to follow and very accurate. All the on site advice given by David was helpful. In conclusion excellent holiday and especially suitable for couples where one partner is not particually interested in the Rally as access in and out of the stages is so easy and not too time consuming, and also because Sardinia is a great holiday destination. Many thanks and best regards Andy Arnott and Janet Ralley. "
"Hi, I had a great time at the Acropolis Rally '07. Really enjoyed the rally action and the people I met on the tour. Great work by Neil, Jeff & Big "D" to get us to some really good specating points. I would recommend the tour to any other rally fans. Cheers, Don Plush, Adelaide, Australia."
"Excellent rally made better by great support from all the Rally Travel staff, from maps to the hotel it was spot on. I'd reccomend it to any rally fans, new or old to the sport- go with Rally Travel!!"
"Thank you for a really great holiday. Our first non-British rally and we enjoyed every minute. The work done before the trip really showed in the choice of great viewing spots and a couple of really good lunch stops. The hotel was good value for money and we really appreciated being next to the metro for the extra time we were in Greece. We met some really nice people, had perfect weather and couldn't have asked for more from Neil & Jeff. Thank You."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our excellent & interesting tour of M Sports amazing facilities at Dovenby Hall! We were greeted by both Rally Travel & M Sport staff ( including Malcolm`s mum! ) who were all very welcoming & our guide was a wealth of knowledge from start to finish! The highlight has got to be the workshop where we were able to view some of the WRC cars that had just returned from the Acropolis rally & also Malcolm`s museum where he keeps some classic vehicles from over the years along with some of the trophies he has won during his successful time in Rallying from all over the world! Dovenby Hall is an amazing site which has been fully renovated & restored & is a credit to Malcolm Wilson & his team! We had a brilliant time at M Sport & would recommend it to any rally fan!"
"Exciting rally, viewed some great stages thanks to the organisation of the rally travel guys. Neil and Jeff. Great stops along the way and saw plenty of Greece. My daughter and boyfriend (rally virgins) really enjoyed it too. We will be back."
"Just a quick note to say what a fantastic time I had at the Acropolis. Big thanks to Neil, Jeff, and Demitris who were absolute stars. I took loads of photos, which can be viewed on my website (www.rally-shots.com). Neil certainly knew the right places to take us! Cant wait for Finland if its half as good as Greece, we will have a ball! Regards, Jason, Rally Shots Rally Photography."
"Thanks Rally Travel for a fantastic time a honeymoon we will never forget! Well organised and got us as close as we could, really enjoyed myself will come again. I will recomend Rally Travel to all our friends. Jackie Mason."
"Just like to say thanks Rally Travel for another fantastic rally-our 3rd Acropolis. A big thank you to Neil & Jeff for their company and making the trip so enjoyable -well organised good viewing and hotel good. Thanks boys for helping with our Norwegian flag which we saw on TV through Chris Atkinsons in-car video on ss19. Looking forward to our next rally in Germany in August. Thanks again, Best Wishes Paula and Bob."
"Dear all, Thanks for another great trip. My uncle Barry was a complete rally 'virgin' but was mightily impressed with the standards of organisation. The Shakedown and Superspecial were excellent. Each stage was well chosen and I have some great jump shots from ss9 Immitos. The Ford VIP tour was a great success, as we saw all the works and Stobart team crews and we look forward to the group photos when they are available. Weather was perfect. Neil and Jeff were in fine knockabout form. All the taverna stops were grand, as well as the seaside breaks, and the rooftop restaurant at the hotel had a great view of the Acropolis. All in all, a top trip. Thanks very much to Neil and Jeff and I look forward to coming again soon. Kind regards, Gerry"
"The trip was superbly organised but then again they always are. Route directions to stages spot on.Colonna Park Hotel very good."
"The first running of this event for several years and as usual an excellent package put together by Rallytravel.com. Accomodation, roadbooks and friendly reliable service are all you'll need to get the most from the rally whether you're new to WRC events or a regular. Catalunya next, Tynemouth Motor Clubs annual trip to this popular event with 18 people booked already, and yes we're using Rallytravel.com again. "
"Thanks very much for the excellent maps and info- they were a big help. You certainly found some excellent gravel in your face viewing areas. Looking forward to next years event. David & Caroline."
"Thanks Rally Travel for another enjoyable and hassle free WRC trip,once again thanks and looking forward to the next. Ian Jones www.worldrallyphotos.com"
"Thank you for yet again a fantastic week. The appartment we stayed in was excellent, and the area close to the marina was lovely. A great rally event with good rally action. Clear, simple to follow notes to get us to the stages on time! Highly recommend the trip to Portugal."
"Second time with Rally Travel and certainly not the last.. Once again a very well organised trip, especially as it was a new event.. well done boys!!.. Dave and Steve were brilliant, and what a lovely surprse to see Jeff there also!!.. Can't wait to get on another few events with all of you!! One word of advice folks.. never ever ever EVER accept if Jeff or Dave ever offer to buy you a chicken casserole, Portugese style!!! Hopefully see you soon.. j xx (Jenni's photo of Chris Atkinson's spectacular 6th gear "off")"
"Thanks for a another well organised trip to the rally, once again the maps and info were spot on. We think the chance of a photo like this would be very slim at a F1 meeting! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again in Ireland. Kind regards, Philip & Jeanette Campling "
"My son and I were rally first timers and would not have seen as much as we did if we'd tried to organise the trip ourselves. Rally Travel have years of experience behind them which removes the stress from you and leaves you to enjoy the rallying. Seasoned rally goers preferred to take this option too and I would definately book with rally travel again. Thanks Andy & Ryan Bazeley"
"Enjoyable trip - good rallying, good weather. Only downside was poor organisation by the Portugese - police closing access roads but offering no alternative routes, inconsistent restrictions at Algarve Stadium and poor marshalling on the stages. Rally Travel however, excellent - as usual !"
"Thanks to the rallytravel team for managing to secure some top accomadation at such short notice (7 days ago!) This is my second WRC abroad with some cracking stages easily found with your maps and spot on directions. Hope to see you all soon. Alan Fox"
"We had a fabulous time at the 2007 Rally Portugal. The trip was extremely well organised and all the Rally Travel staff were friendly and helpful. The best part of the trip (especially for the children) was the VIP visit to the Ford Team. We will not hesitate to use Rally Travel again in the future as the trip went so smoothly and was thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks Sharon, Paul ,Leonie and Jayden McCormack (Manchester)"
"Another fantastic trip, very well organised by Rally Travel. Particular highlights been the Superspecial Stage at The Algarve Stadium in Faro on the Thursday evening, which included an 'Historic' Rally Car demonstration. Ari Vatanen drifting both an Escort RS and a 205T16 E2 brought back a lot of memories. Lindsay Hill, Menston, West Yorkshire"
"Greetings, I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for the tour I did with you to Rally Mexico. Steve and Vicky were absolutely amazing guides & I was extremely impressed with Steve's background and knowledge of Rallying in general. I was even more impressed with his ability to interact with local officials as well as law enforcement. As you may have heard, despite having the proper FIA passes we were initially denied entry at the start and finish ceremonies. In each case, it was Steve's diplomatic ability that eventually got us in & I strongly feel that if it were not for him the event would not have been as enjoyable. I plan on signing up for at least one more event this year with your service (probably rally GB) and have already started convincing my friends to do the same. Again, many thanks for an amazing experience! Chris Brenton & Lara Corcoran, New Hampshire USA "
"Thank you for a fantastic rally, again the Rally Travel Info Pack was brilliant. You recommened some very good stages and excellent viewing points. "
"We definitely had a blast during the entire week. It was exactly what I had hoped for. Steve & Vicky did a wonderful job getting everything organized and getting us close to the cars. It was great to be able to walk into the stages and check out different vantage points. I got some good pictures that I am still in the process of uploading. We'll try to stay in touch via e-mail and phone. All the best on your future travels, stay in touch, Wolfgang Hoeck & Julie Lin."
"Yet again Rally Travel exceed expectations... we've been on a number of trips now and the same high standards are achieved time after time with Rally Travel. From the kind efficient and courteous office staff to the helpful, well organised tour guides. Thanks, yet again, to Neil and Jeff .. Well Done Gents. it was a fabulous trip. Thanks also to Jan, our driver, he got us right to the sides of the stages every time and that Sunday morning drive up to Stage 16 was unforgettable. Beautiful scenery, excellent company in our fellow travellers and a rally too! see you at another rally soon... Sue and John "
"Well as usual, fantastic! Looking forward to Portugal in the next couple of weeks. fantastic weekend, so many giggles and memories of fantastic rallying to keep with me. Weekend finished off nicely with a night in the Subaru VIP party,well if the cap fits....hehehe, Jeff and Nneil thanx x"
"This was one of the best trips I Have ever been on. From the moment we were met at the airport to the moment we were dropped off it was fun and exciting. The planning was excellent, the spots for viewing perfect and the company and the Craic was beyond imagining. Jeff and Neil did excellent jobs and would definitely go with both again. I was impressed on all accounts by the trip and have made friends with a range of peopleIi would never have met before. I will recommend this company and trips to all my friends and will ( sorry Jeff and Neil ) be guaranteed to be coming on another trip with you again, probably Finland "
"What a wonderful trip, I can't really express how much I enjoyed it. All in all the whole event couldnt have been organised any better, from the Norway organisers right down to Rally Travel.. Neil & Jeff were brilliant (even though I did get abused about the road sweeping frog!!), we also had a great bunch of people on the coach which added to the experience.. Hopefully see some of you in Finland and the rest in Ireland.. Jenni "
"Rally was fabulous we had a great time. Rally Norway organisers had really pulled out all the stops, live commentators and bands on stages in the middle of the mountains! We also found a couple of great restaurants in Hamar, Peppas Pizza and Hot & Spicy Oriental. Directions in the brochure and signage on the roads were first class. Hope we can return in 2 years. Our 4th Rally booked with Rally Travel, we will be back."
"Unfortunately we had to come home on Sunday but thank you so much once again for a wonderful trip. I must admit I was not looking forward to standing around in cold snow but with the right clothes on I was out on the stages every day, and enjoyed every minute. The information you hand out enabled us to get to the right spot to see some wonderful action. We have to thank fellow rally travellers Shirley and Maxi from Ireland too, in Finland last year they said we would not be disappointed in this particular event, and indeed we were able to meet them once again in Sweden! We now look forward to seeing you guys from Rally Travel in Portugal or Finland. Sonia & Paul. "
"Thanxs to jeff and neil for a fantastic trip,as always. We really enjoyed everything about the trip,see you soon, Jo and Ste"
"This was my 4th trip to Sweden with Rally Travel but it was my first Escorted Tour with Rally Travel. Vicky, Steve and Johnny (the coach driver) were great and their knowledge of the stages was 1st Class. Who would have thought that 20 minutes before the first car entered the stage on Saturday we would be driving down it in a coach! The hotel on the Sunday was great; where else can you be at the bar or in a lift with a driver from the Ford World Rally Team?! I will be booking another Escorted tour with Rally Travel in 2007. ps.see above my photo of Chris Atkinson's 'off'. "
"This was our first rally trip, and it exceeded our expectations. We would definately consider another visit to a later round of the WRC. "
"This was the second year in a row we travelled to the Swedish Rally with RallyTravel, and no sooner had we got on the plane home from Stockholm where we talking about Sweden '08 and possibly Norway '08 as well! Who knows, maybe Deutschland '07 could be on the cards!!"
"By far Best WRC have been to so far! Although it was extremely cold, one morning hitting -22degrees spirits where always lifted by the sites of the Cars Sliding around sharpe bends or Flying over Collin's Crest. Service Park was not as good as Germany!!! could have beeen more in it, but it still met its purpose. The Ice Driving event day , went really well and was certainly enjoyed! again thanks to all in Rally Travel for making it yet again another successful trip .All in all we will be Definately coming back to Sweden next year! "
"Excellent Escorted Coach Tour. Everything was run well and we saw 8 stages by the end which I was more than impresed with. Steve Leighton and Vicki Bisset were brilliant reps and guides. The only criticism that I have is the distance that the hotel was away from the action, namely in Ludvika. (NB. Rally Travel will be basing their tour in the HQ town of Karlstad in 2008!) Other than that, well done Rally Travel"
"JUST A QUICK THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS PROVIDING US WITH A SUPERB TIME IN SWEDEN 2007. JEFF WAS AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND AS ALWAYS!! WE HAD BOOKED MONTE CARLO AND GREECE WITH YOURSELVES BEFORE SO WE KNEW THE EXPERTISE WE WOULD GET!! IT WAS SARAHS' FIRST TIME AT A RALLY ABROAD AND SHE IS NOW BEGGING ME TO BOOK MEXICO ALREADY!! STAGES WERE EXCELLENT AND WELL SIGN POSTED, EVEN IF THE ROADS WERE A BIT TRICKY IN PLACES, THE TRACTION CONTROL WAS WORKING OVERTIME!! WE EVEN MANAGED TO PUT THE HIRE CAR IN A SNOW BANK ON SUNDAY BUT THE VERY FRIENDLY SWEDES MANGED TO GET US OUT ALTHOUGH IT DID TAKE 10 OF THEM!! NOTES WERE VERY INFORMATIVE AS USUAL AND VERY ACCURATE. WEATHER DID GET DOWN TO -25 ON SUNDAY BUT WE DID MANAGE TO SEE 0 DEGREES ON THE DRIVE BACK TO THE AIRPORT!! ALREADY PLANNING FLIGHTS TO FINLAND SO WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY TO BOOK AGAIN!! THANKS AGAIN AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! JASON, SARAH, DAI & KATIE!!"
"Just come back from Sweden. Well what can we say, some times you have to experience some things to understand how great it is. That is certainly the case with the Swedish Rally, when travelling with Rally Travel. The Swedish people do make you welcome and in certain cases, go out of there way to help you. Besides this the memories of the Swedish lighting fires to keep warm and where ever you went they all spoke ENGLISH. The rallying was what you expect from the second fastest rally of the year,Great!! The VIP trip to Ford on Friday night is a must. Where can you talk to Mikko Hirvonen,Matthew Wilson and they actually give time to talk to you, as a member of the public.Besides this you see the service of the cars close to and see the detail and effort the 102 Ford staff put in. We would like to give our thanks to Alan from Ford for his time and detailed talk on the team. IF you have not been to sweden GO you will not regret it. "
"Many thanks to Steve, Vicky and of course Johnny the driver. This was my second trip with Rally Travel and won`t be the last.It was fantastic to experience standing in 2 feet of snow in a Swedish Forest at -22, then finding an abandoned fire to warm up again. Also many thanks to the "sister" company."
"Many thanks again for the superb service from Rally Travel, second year we have been now, and as enjoyable as always. nice and cold, plenty of snow and a picture with the winner to finish off the weekend. Excellent maps of the stages as usual, would recomend Rally Sweden as one to cross off your list!"
"It was awesome to see a WRC round without the hassle and pathetic `nanny state` attitude of Rally GB. It was our first trip to an overseas WRC round and we would reccomend this to anyone. Rally Travel were first class and we are already looking to book again this year."
"Due to weather our flight to Grenoble was cancelled but managed to get a Friday flight to Nice; you kindly sorted the revised pick up for the hire car; we only managed to catch Saturday's action but it was OK. Massive 850+ km round trip back to Monaco but enjoyed the Sunday and got to chat with and an autograph from Tommi Mackinen plus an autograph with Seb! "
"Great trip, well organised. Was my first overseas rally, well prepared and great map packs. had a fantastic time."
"I have been on many an organised outing but this one has been the best. Dave, Paul and Neil made the weekend. Nothing was too much trouble, info was 100%, everything went off to a 'T'. From a very satisfied Rally Fan Congratulations on a superb job and Thank You very much."
"Excellent information & guidance once again. The road book is a must for finding early morning stages in the dark. Mid stage viewing/access info spot on. Didn't enjoy the Valence area as much as Turini/Lantosque/Castillion etc - but that's only my opinion!! - See you again soon."
"Thank you for a well organized trip.The maps and information were spot on. Steve Christian."
"Thanks to Rally Travel for a great afternoon with the subaru team. To get up close to all the action was so good and to meet the drivers & co drivers was brilliant - Look forward to doing it again!"
"This was the second time at the Rally of Australia with Rally Travel and yet again it was excellent. The accommodation in Perth excellent as it was around 15 foot away from the service park. As last year the escorted bus tour was super and got you close to all the stages. It was as I expected from Rally Travel a perfect event with no worries. It is just a pity that the WRC has lost one of the best rallies of the year. Roll on 2008 when it will hopefully returns to Australia."
"Was on the Ford VIP area tour on Friday 1st December. Me and my girlfriend spent an hour or so enjoying all the action inside the Ford camp. Great weekend on our 1st WRC rally and will hopefully be going to the Portugal Rally."
"My brother & I had the Subaru VIP day given us for our birthdays. What a great day we had! Met all the drivers/co-drivers & the service we got from the Rally Travel Reps was excellent! We could'nt ask for more. Thanks to Prodrive & Rally Travel for an unforgetable day."
"Thank you very much for a excellent time in Germany. Spectator Information and other info was brilliant and we even found some other interessting places. First time to watch WRC abroad and glad we did it rally travel style!! Big thanks."
"A big thank you to everyone who made our first Rally Finland a rally to remember!! We had a wonderful time and can't wait until another one. Special thanks to Paul who was an absolute star, and looked after us and everyone so well! A big hello to James, Nicola and Mark - hope to see you again! Ciao to the Gigi Galli fan club too! What more can we say..."
"Extremely enjoyed the rally from start to finish. Rally Travel's maps and notes were impeccable. The evening with Hirvonen,Galli and Wilks was a real entertainer, which I'm sure only Rally Travel could have pulled off - and to top it off there was a Ford win!"
"What can I say... another excellent trip with Rally Travel Ltd. Great big thanks, again, to Neil, Jeff and to Paul, plenty of information as to best viewing 'spec', updates upon return to coach or even out on the stages when you saw them. A super atmosphere on 'our' coach lovely people, friendly, fun and a pleasure to spend time with and the password is ... Gigi Galli .. Special thanks due to the coach company for locating my mobile phone and to Neil and Jeff for collecting it and bringing it to the airport - above and beyond normal duties, Thank you so much. Looking forward to Rally Norway - we won't be any trouble Jeff - promise!!"
"Rally Travel put together an excellent itinerary for Rally Finland. The spectator areas that had been previously scouted by our tour guides were great. The effort and energy that our guides and local coach drivers extended, in ensuring our tour went according to plan, was fantastic, and very much appreciated. Having visited several WRC events abroad, Rally Finland is THE event to see - and Rally Travel are the best people to take care of your travel arrangements."
"Enjoyed the tour (Fin Gold) immensely....Both Neil and Paul were extremely helpful and we had 4 very exiting and action packed days. Many thanks Ken and Mary Borland."
"Absolutely brilliant spectating, very well organised. I have been watching Rally NZ for years and I would say it is easier to spectate at Germany now!!!! We also found the city of Trier to be amazing. Rally travel staff very helpful and there when you need them. Great job guys!"
"My son Tristram and I enjoyed the holiday very much. Would you please convey to Jeff Garnett our thanks for his untiring efforts to keep us informed and up-to-date at all times. He did his job very professionally at all times and we enjoyed travelling with him as our tour guide. Our thanks for a memorable holiday. Richard Field"
"Absolutely amazing event, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. What a way to celebrate my 21st! Big thanks to Paul, was a top lad all week - also Harri the driver, both made the holiday much more enjoyable - and also thanks to Jeff, Neil and to everyone else at rallytravel.com for all the work they did to make the trip run smoothly and on time - cheers to all who my brother and I met, made some good friends along the way. Would definately recommend anyone to do a trip with rallytravel to any event, you will love it! Cheers."
"Thanks to Rally Travel for a really enjoyable trip it was Michelles first WRC round and it took a lot of work to persuade her to go but she really enjoyed it and wants to try it again, Thanks to Neil for all his help. "
"Once again....couldn't fault it ! Superb rally and, well what can be said about Paul? Excellent, informative need I go on. Mind he can't drink for toffee! Big big thank you to Rallytravel for making it another year never to be forgotten. Just can't wait to book again. "
"A big thanks to everybody at Rally Travel, I had an absolutely fantastic time. Look forward to using your services again!"
"Fantastic!!!!! Thank you Rally Travel for a fantastic time, great organisation, superb location, excellent information and a huge diolch yn fawr for Paul Harries who really made the trip worthwhile-he really is a credit to the company, and we need him again next year. We can't wait to return and to see all our new friends."
"Just a short note to say a big thank you to Neil, Jeff, and Paul for a great Rally Finland, we really enjoyed the Rally meeting with Hirvonen, Galli, Guy Wilks, Phil Pugh and Julian Porter, what a great mix, for an enjoyable insight on the rally world - hope you do more of these. Can you please e-mail me as soon as you have info on the Monte & also when you will be taking bookings for Sweden. Thanks sincerely once again for a great trip - look forward to hearing from you soon - we are suffering from withdrawal already!!!"
"Just like to thank all at Rally Travel for an excellent time at Rally Finland. The Rep's were more than helpfull gave some great advice on how to get to all best spots on the stages we were absoloutley blown away looking forward to traveling with again soon. Couldn't recomend them highly enough. Tony, www.sperrinsphotography.com"
"Excellent but exhausting trip. So many memories, cars, drivers, new friends. Most of us have already said we will be back next year. I have to end the comment with 'Gigi Galli' (for those who were on the coach with me)."
"Up until Rally Finland I thought that either the Monte Carlo or Rally Australia were the best events on the WRC calendar...now I KNOW that Rally Finland actually owns that title. I won't bother trying to explain why...you'll need to find that out for yourself. Do yourself a favour and book Rally 2007 Finland now! With Harry as your bus driver, Paul as your RallyTravel Rep, throw in a couple of mad Italian Gigi Galli fans and a bit of inter-bus rivalry to getting the finish first and I guarantee you will have the experience of a lifetime. This is my second trip with RallyTravel and I can't wait for Sweden next year. Thanks again to Paul, Harry, Neil, Jeff and RallyTravel.com for another superb weekend of motorsport. PS. 'Rudolph' is actually quite tasty when served "medium minus" at the Sokos Hotel Alexandra :-)"
"Travelled again using Rally Travel and though I was working as a photographer on the event, the help and advise from Rally Travel was excellent and helped ensure I was in the best locations."
"Had a fantastic time at rally finland. Highly recommend it. Everything about the tour was perfect thanks to Jeff, Neil and Paul. Thanks for an amazing tour boys. "
"I was very impressed with the Rally Travel organisation both in the UK & in Finland. Despite early starts & late finishes, the whole trip ran smoothly & we did'nt miss any of the action. As time went on the whole group began to bond & everyone was made to feel really welcome, both from rally veterans to new boys like me. It has certainly encouraged me to want to go again either back to Finland which is a fantastic country, or to experience a different rally. "
"What a brilliant well organised trip of a lifetime to the best rally in the world. The boys on location were fantastic and had extensive knowledge of all the best places to go. Definitely worth every penny. I think everyone who went will agree. Many thanks guys, see you next year!"
"Another successful trip with Rallytravel. Rally Germany was a blast! Our first time driving abroad and it was a piece of cake thanks to you guys. Breathtaking scenery, excellent viewing on the stages and Trier is a great place to stay even without the rallying. Hotel Primavera very convenient for Parc Ferme & ceremonial start and finish. Good view of the podium from the top of Porta Nigra!! Thanks again to David who did a brilliant job as chauffeur on the Fri and Sat which was well worth the extra cost. Will def. see you all again soon."
"An excellent rally, both the event itself and the Rally Travel trip were organised extremely well. The maps and rally info pack were spot on, we only got lost once and that was my fault for concentrating on rally cars instead of the right route! An excellent weekend all round!"
"Rally Travel rock! I've lost count of the number of times we've travelled with them to various WRC events but each one has been excellent. The supplied info and on event back-up is second to none. This time we did the Ford VIP tour and it was superb, Ford made us feel very welcome so a big thanks to all involved! This was our fourth year in Germany with Rally Travel and we'll definitely be back again for a fifth."
"Perfect information, complete info pack, excellent route planning, very good hotel. On the whole a good trip."
"Best rally I've ever been to. Brilliant organisation, Amazing hosts. Trier is a top town and somewhere nice to go even when not rallying. Just a shame Loeb won again!! Thanks RallyTravel for a super event"
"A very enjoyable trip, with some great close-up views of the action. Would definitely take another trip with Rallytravel.com. See you soon, Dimitri Nicolaidis."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip with Rally Travel. The organisation was very good, with good advice from Neil and Jeff, who got us to great locations on the stages and provided frequent updates on the results. There was a great group of people on the tour, everyone got on well with each other with good conversation on the bus and the stages. Thanks to all at Rally Travel, we will definitely be going on another trip with you. Thanks to Dimitrius for all of the driving."
"Fantastic trip made possible by yourselves, special thanks to Neil and Jeff for all the hardwork put in - not only during the trip but beforehand. They managed to get us very close to the action on every day, a great insight to the whole WRC experience. Excellent people on the trip, great to swap tales etc. Saving now for Finland 07! First WRC event abroad will NOT be the last, see you all in Wales!"
"I have never seen a place like the Ford HQ. Please give credit to Tim and Roger at Ford as nothing was not too much trouble. The size of the place and the sheer cost was mind blowing, to see up close Matthew Wilson's car and then the 06 Focus was immense. We even got to see how they were made. WHAT A BUZZ!"
"I was really pleased with everything at the Ford HQ tour and will be using Rally Travel in the near future at Wales Rally GB."
"We both enjoyed the tour very much. The services of Roger and Tim and of course yourself were great, lots of information given and the fact that we were able to ask any question was useful. The technical information was interesting (even to me as a woman)! It gave a great insight in to the ethos by which MSport operates, it very much spells professionalism. It is rewarding to us rally fans to get the chance to see behind the scenes and would very much like to thank Malcolm, Elaine and Matthew for giving us the opportunity. Regards David and Sheena Lawson "
"A big THANKYOU to Neil, Jeff, Dimitrius and all at Rally Travel for an excellent Acropolis Rally Trip. Excellent company, superbly organised, super hotel, a real treat for rally fans. Those who travel with other companies (I'm given to understand that there are others!) don't know what they're missing. We have the best. This is our fourth trip and roll on Finland! See you there. ...and the Info Pack was right - those Rally Travel shorts exposed legs others can only dream of ! !"
"This was our first time at WRC apart from Wales, we were very impressed by the quality of information and advice as to the best locations to watch and directions to the rally stages. It was a perfect holiday, and as we didn't have to pay to watch or park anywhere, it kept the cost down. We hope to go to the rally in Sardinia next year."
"This was an absolutely awesome event organised by rallytravel! I cannot praise Neil and Jeff enough or 'big D' the coach driver for making the trip as hassle free and as fun as it was! The rally, the group, and the weather were all spot on, will definitely be booking with rally travel again! "
"A great event, and a great tour. Was handy having a coach to get you around to the stages and not get lost, or stuck in traffic too badly. Would recommend this package to anyone."
"Yet another excellent trip with the guys from Rally Travel. Everything was very well organised - good hotel, excellent coach driver and all ran very smoothly. Look forward to booking another trip with yourselves. Thanks to Neil and Jeff for making it a great weekend."
"We really enjoyed the rally thanks to all the 'pin-point' information Rally Travel provided. Neil was very helpful as usual. We highly recomend using Rally Travel if planning a rally abroad."
"Well organized trip, Good Hotel. Thanks again & look forward to Catalunya next year. Regards, Dave."
"We had a fabulous time in Sardinia. We felt very comfortable using Rally Travel & will very much so use them again (Finland or Sweden fingers crossed). We even met some friends along the way. Our rep Neil made us feel very welcome & the notes that he provided to us for each stage were very accurate & very detailed. Believe it or not we never got lost!! We would definitely recommend them to anyone!"
"Very enjoyable rally with small numbers of spectators in most locations. Directions very clear especially as I was navigating myself. Rally Travel's Neil provides very useful and accurate information as usual. Hotel very good and location ideal for start and finish."
"Very good trip. Both Neil & Jeff were spot on with the information, help and directing us to the best spots in the stages. The accommodation at the President Hotel was very good both with the quality and people at the hotel; the Radio & TV crews plus Henning Solberg and the OMV teams. What at place to be! Overall rally travel were very, very good and I will be booking another event soon. Thanks Chris "
"Very impressed with all arrangements - road book, distances, directions and stage advice all spot on. An absolutely brilliant week,you even organised perfect weather. Thanks also to Christine for her pleasant and efficient manner. Would definitely use Rallytravel again."
"RallyTravel did well! Stage info was dead easy to follow, the tour guides were great guys and very helpful, the hotel quaint and the vip treatment at Ford was fantastic. And Corsica is beautiful."
"Travelling alone to Rallye Catalunya was a big step for me - however the support and friendship I received from the Rally Travel reps - putting me in touch with another group of young lads (needing a driver) was superb!! We have no doubt made friends for life - the stories I told to my mates back home has inspired them to book for next year and no doubt the lads from N.Ireland will be finding a Yorkshireman arriving to watch their Irish rally championship later this year. Cheers Rally Travel, and hopefully book with you to Germany! Ian. "
"We thoroughy enjoyed Rally Catalunya, the event itself and the vibrant atmosphere in Salou. We must thank RallyTravel for their assistance and guidance. The self-drive pack does look daunting at first, but after a while, you do really get used to it...the pin-point accuracy of the directions are extremely useful! We took great photos including Francois Duval checking his tyres and a one-to-one with Mihal Kosciuszko. Let us know and we will send you them. We will come again for sure. "
"We would both like to thank all your staff, both in your head office and at the hotel Grand Regina in Salou for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable. We had a lovely 6 days and were well impressed with the hotel, hotel staff, hotel food but especially the hard work put in on the stage spectator notes. We are considering Rally Sweden next year so could you email us any information we should know. Many thanks once again, Jackie and Dave Mundy"
"Your package is excellent value for money. We found the spectator pack very informative and helpful to arrange our timetable for viewing stages.One suggestion I insterted points ABCDE &F on overview map and found it very useful."
"Wonderful trip - my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event, and the service/information you provided was excellent. Hope to join you again soon."
"The trip was a 50th birthday present for my husband accompanied by my son. They had a wonderful time, so thanks to all concerned for a birthday to remember. "
"First rally trip abroad, great crack, well organised package, car hire, directions, hotel, all very good. Reps were always very helpful and easy to find (bar). Steven even got the Subaru wing through customs and Ryan Air! Planning next one already. "
"The trip was excellently organised with helpful and knowledgable staff. As a clubman rally driver the organisers were able to adjust to our Rally knowledge and so I would recommend a trip for the competitor and knowledgable spectator just as much as the less knowledgable. A tremendous time."
"Our first visit to a WRC event abroad and our first time with Rallytravel.com. All in all, a very successful and enjoyable experience with the chance for a break from the day-to-day grind, enjoy some sunshine and watch some first class rallying. Full marks to Rallytravel: the paperwork particularly was first class. On this experience, we would recommend you to anyone!"
"Just like to thank your team for a great weekend, great rally pack and stage maps, hotel was spot on & looking forward to doing rallys with you again keep up the good work! Craig"
"I have been out with Rallytravel a few times and as always 110% feedback. Everything was 110% maps, hire car & hotel and would go to every round if only i could pay for it! .... A BIG THANKS TO THE TEAM AT RALLYTRAVEL."
"Well done again to the Rally Travel Team. Accurate and well researched stage and route information. Fantastic warm spring sunshine throughout the event. Very good choice of hotel. Would like to return to this event in 2007."
"Hi Dave, Just to say thanks for you and your teams effort on rally spain. this was with out question the best rally i have been on and hope to speak soon to see your plans for Rally GB. All the best, Steven Crook. "
"Just a thank you for another great trip to Spain, I might even let you know the accsess point my self, Scott and Ian used on Sunday!!! Again brilliant rally pack, Stuart Wilson"
"Hi Rallytravel! Just a quick note to say 'Thankyou' for the fantastic time we had with you in Spain at the weekend. The whole package was excellent. Spain was our first trip to the WRC but we were'nt even off the plane in Liverpool before we'd started planning when we'd be back for another of your trips. Thanks again, Keith Brisbane, Colin & Kevin Pringle."
"Rally Travel Staff were very helpful - we all had a great time and would definitely be using Rally Travel again."
"First WRC event, and first rally abroad. The rally packs were excellent, with accurate information on the stages and access. Also had an excellent time on the Ford VIP trip on saturday. Will definately be booking future trips with you. Thanks very much!!"
"A VERY ENJOYABLE TRIP WELL ORGANISED WITH AN EXTREMELY FRIENDLY TEAM OF REPS WHO HELPED AND WERE AVAILABLE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS AT ALL TIMES.SUPERB KNOWLEDGE OF THE EVENT AND THE LOGISTICS INVOLVED . (THANKS AGAIN DAVE FOR GETTING US BACK TO HOTEL ON SUNDAY!) WISHING RALLY TRAVEL CONTINUED SUCCESS AND WILL DEFINETLY TRAVEL WITH YOUR CO. IN THE FUTURE TO ANOTHER WRC EVENT"
"My first wrc event abroad, great weekend of rallying, my only problem I had was when the trip meter in my hire car did'nt work but thanks to your excellent directions I got to many stages with no problems at all. The weekend was made even better on the Subaru service tour when we got to meet the drivers and crews. Can't thank you enough for a very well organised trip and look forward to seeing you again. "
"Fantastic value for money. The maps and Directions are A1. Very good job keep up the good work. I will do this again. One suggestion, how about a end of day briefing meeting. Just say 15 mins to get all the up to date info? PS, I manage to take over 1400 photos so if there is any thing you would like me to look for I would be willing to see if I have it for your use. DC "
"Third year in a row I've been out to Catalunya with Rallytravel and they could easily teach the big tour companies a thing or to about about quality, service and support to their customers on and off the event. The Road book and maps spot on yet again. "
"I just wanted to drop a note and let you know how pleased we were with the trip. Steve and Vicki did an awesome job scheduling all of the activities. Steve made sure we got to all of the locations and got the the van into great parcking spots limiting our amount of walking. The team guest pass was a wonderful supprise and it was fun to see the cars in service up close. The hotel was nice, the restaurant very good, and the staff helpful. I don't think it would have been possible to fit anything more in and we always had the opportunity to take a break if we wanted. We hope to take more tours with you in the future. Cheers, John & Crystal Wainwright "
"Our 3rd trip with Rally Travel & our 2nd time to Sweden. Did'nt think it would match our first event but it did in every way. Information pack was spot on again, very informative and helpful. 6 guys all cosied up in our chalet with temperatures warmer than back in Scotland! Stages were great well worth standing around in the -20 temps! Scenery was breathtaking and the locals friendly and helpful. First class service as usual from David and the team at Rally Travel, looking forward to our next trip. Thank You"
"This year was my 2nd 'Monte' with Rally Travel, previously i'd only been to the Welsh Valleys (boyo!). Unfortunately the rally itself didn't live up to the hype this year - but this was more down to the overcrowding and my general lack fitness!! Overall I think Rally Travel provide a good package and I will definitely be using them again - and work on my fitness!"
"Excellent few days - many thanks. The temperature certainly got down to a cool -24C but we were better prepared this year. Hotel John seemed to provide a better range of food and the room was very comfortable this year. See you in Sardinia!"
"This is a must for all Rally supporters. We saw all the current cars being "created" in a surreal scenario; a stately home and estate alongside the state of the art of building where the WRC cars are built. I was impressed by the facilities, they were spotless. The cars and all the componants were there for you to see at close hand. Enthusiastic informed staff who never tired of any of the questions fired at them presented the tour. For the nostalgic there is also the pleasure of seeing Malcolm Wilson's own collection of his past rally cars including a very rare, possibly unique RS 1700. My thanks to Rally Travel for organising a "magic" day."
"What can I say...I'l start with Excellent and then any other superlative I can think of. This was my first trip with RallyTravel and it will certainly not be my last, in fact Finland is already booked. For those who are considering the Monte I'd suggest going the Full Monte (apologies but it had to be done!) and take the fully escorted tour and the optional Helicopter to the Col de Turini. The organisation was superb with full credit to Dave, Neil and Jeff. How often can you get on a mini bus at your hotel and hop off literally 10m from the start of the stage? Well done and thanks RallyTravel. David"
"Just like to thank rallytravel for a great event had a fantastic time,stage maps and information pack were great help see you in Catalunya!"
"My 3rd year of going to sweden with rally travel, yet again a fantastic rally and the accomodation was great at Torsby with great hosts. It was a lot colder than previous years but at least we had snow this year. I am looking forward to Sweden '07. Many thanks to rally travel. Rob Durno "
"I bought this as a Birthday present for my partner and his brother (who follows the rally) and I only went for the holiday ! However I had an amazing time and will definitely return to the rally in Sweden next year. Neil and Jeff were very helpful. Thanks for such a great time. "
"We thought it was a once in a lifetime adventure! Definitely recommend the Helicopter ride--it saved a lot of time, and the views were incredible. Access was outstanding, getting us as close to each stage as possible. We didn't have to walk far to see the amazing action. The behind the scenes Subaru tour was the best. The Rally Travel Guides were very helpful and accomodating. Joe & Renee, California, USA"
"This was my second time to Sweden with Rally travel and my 4th trip to a WRC event with Rally Travel and it was as normal very well arranged. A hire car was waiting at the airport with excellent directions to the hotel and once at the hotel all the tickets and guide were available. Altogether an excellent trip and I am already planning another trip or a few trips with rally travel for 2006 & 2007."
"We had a GREAT time, probably the best rally we've been to outside UK.. We bought the furry hats, walked across frozen lakes, sampled the local booze, sat at the open fires, endured MINUS 19 degrees and ten inches of snow and we loved it. Already planning to go back next year with six this time. Special thanks to David and the Rallytravel team........FIRST CLASS !! First time to Sweden for us both, what a FANTASTIC rally to visit. No problems accessing the super quick stages, very friendly locals inc. marshals and car park staff (no attitude problems here) and the service area was like being at a UK national rally . Rallytravel info was spot on. Car hire was very good, accomodation at Medskog was basic but comfortable (Barbro Folkessonn was very helpful). We extended our stay from the Monday before the rally and did some sightseeing, real Christmas card scenery in the Varmland. We had dinner in Alfie's with the Ford team the night before shakedown then, Thursday Shakedown, service and Ceremonial start viewed from the Grandstand!!!! Friday Lejen and Fridriksberg plus service Saturday service, then Likenas at motor stadium, Vargasen and service again Sunday service, Malta, final service with Marcus cutting his birthday cake ! and the finish in Karlstad. "
"Really good advice on which rally to choose, since it was our first one abroad. The tour was good value, rally was fantastic and it was free to watch the stages and the service park! We'd book another tour tommorrow, interested in Germany, Spain, and Sweden next year."
"Just to say we had a great time in Germany. The whole trip was extremely well organised and it made it all very easy and enjoyable for us. P.S. we had a great spot on stages 9/11 - up the steep hill to the left of the food stalls, through the forest a bit and up on top of a big mound of clay!! Saw the Private Peugeot No.20 going off! Thanks again, Susan"
"Just a quick note on how our trip went. We had a great time, everything went very smoothly, your rally pack was excellent giving all the information which was required. We were very pleased with the hotel and it's location. I will certainly travel with yourselves again & will have no problem recommending your trips to anyone. Regards, Anna Marie Dixon"
"A good rally with good viewing. food in hotel good. snow a little thin on the ground but that's life for you.good value for your money. will use rally travel again and recomend you to others "
"First trip to a WRC event abroad, brilliant, instructions to stages were perfect, well organised value for money. Looking forward to 2005 !!!"
"This is the 3rd overseas WRC event we have travelled to, 2nd with Rally Travel (We made the mistake of travelling to Sardinia last year with one of your competitors). Once again we were impressed with Rally Travel's organisation and information. Hotel was excellent and Rally Travel staff were friendly and helpful. Trip was excellent value for money and we look forward to booking up with Rally Travel again next year once we decide which event we are going to. Thanks and regards, Cammy & all from Mackay Motorsport."
"This was our groups first time traveling with rally travel and hopefully the first of many .The info the hotel etc all top class and excellent value for money hope to be back next year . I totally recommend Rally Travel as the tour operator to go with so hurry up and book you self in . "
"My first WRC experience and it wasn't a disappointment. The rally itself was every bit as good as i expected. It was the resort and night life that made the holiday. As it was the end of the season there weren't too many bars open, but the ones that were, were top notch. The maps and info packs were second to none, and i didn't get lost once! Brilliant, waiting to see which event the lads want to go to next year! Watch this space...."
"It was my first rally abroad and both me and my friend had an amazing time. The rally travel team were very helpfull and friendly, and the maps and info packs were a great help. I would rercomend rally travel to anybody who wants a great rally experience. thank you."
"Just writing to thank rally travel for a great time at rally GB, thoroughly enjoyed the ford VIP tour and would strongly recommend rally travel to anyone, will hopefully be chatn to you again in august on the stages in finland....good luck Paul, Co. Donegal, Eire."
"I have been on a number of European rallies with Rally Travel, but this was my first rally outside the EU and Rally Travel took all the worry with traveling half way around the world tro watch the WRC. Rally Travel organised all the ticket, the accommodation (which was just a 20 second walk from service park), the coach tour to the stages on every day and even a VIP pass for the Subaru WRC service area. They provided a great service for Austrailia and I have already booked with them for Sweden in 2006. I look forward to watch may more WRC events with Rally Travel "
"Everything was brilliant all the organisation was perfect the facility of the times on your mobile, supplied by yourselves in Sweden was brilliant, want to go to Mexico next year and I am sure that you will have the same standard. Keep it up well done to the whole team. Awaiting on 2004 calendar to organise my next trip. Thanks for everything."
"To all at Rally Travel a big thank you for a most memorable rally , from your information pack ,hotel ,car hire , and staff at the hotel, it was very well organised which made our trip very easy ,we will be using you again for our next rally tour, once again a very big thank you to all of your profesional staff. Best regards, Colin Newell."
"Thanks again Rally Travel, we had a brilliant time at the Swedish, all of our party thought it a spectacular event, really different to any other WRC round. Although we don't usually return to the same round, for Sweden we would make an exception. The hotel in Filipstad was ideally situated for the event, and if you take the correct clothing, it will be difficult not to have an excellent trip. Next stop Sardinia!!"
" just wanted to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into the Mexico Rally Tour. I never imagined that we would have been able to see tons of action and be so close to cars. It was very well organized and you kept us all informed with details about everything. The arrangements were much better than I expected, since it was Mexico after all. Simply brilliant! That Sunday night we found the party where most the drivers went and Petter Solberg was sitting right next to us signing autographs and taking pictures...This was by far the best vacation I've been on and I will definitely be doing another tour with you in the future. Me and Jerry are thinking Spain next year....maybe even this October, but that may be pushing it. Thanks again. Jason Rusnak "
"Just to say a special thanks to David and Neil for their efforts in arranging us to meet Ari Vatanen.Which to me was a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet this great man,worth the wait. And an excellant Rally Finland. Thanks again and hope to see you in Cyprus next year."
"Thank you one and all for an absolutely outstanding trip to the Neste World Rally Finland.From our car hire at Helsinki airport,to the detailed directions to the Hotel Keurusselka and meeting your rally tour guides (they waited past 12.30a.m for us as we could only get a late flight) with information on the following mornings stages it was impeccably organised. The rally itself surpassed all our expectations with its jaw dropping speed through the forests of Finland to the friendliness of the Finnish people and the beauty of their country. "RALLY FINLAND IS MORE THAN JUST A RALLY THANKS TO RALLY TRAVEL".All being well we will be back in the forests of Finland for 2005. Thank you once again. Brian & Linda Mc Menamin.County Donegal,Ireland."
"High quality service & customer care. Despite having a few problems in Sweden this year when we damaged our hire car Neil & the team did us proud. Having experienced people in the country on the event is the key; something which some other tour companies do not seem to provide! Can't fault them - planning to do Finland this year in a Camper Van, so hopefully more adventures to come without ending up on our roof!"
"Fantastic weekend. Excellent hotel - food exceptional, rooms very good. The whole package was great value for money and we had a really good weekend. Thanks for all your efforts to make these rally trips what they are - which is excellent! See you in Monte Carlo."
"Hiya Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS for a fantastic trip to Catalunya. We had an amazing time on our family holiday and were really impressed by the rally travel team and their effort in making our holiday what it was. The information we received on arrival was excellent and thorough. We will definately be booking another tour next year! Thanks again and cu all soon The Lawrenson Family x x x"
"First trip to a WRC event abroad, brilliant, instructions to stages were perfect, well organised value for money. Looking forward to 2005 !!!"
"BIG thank you to David and Neil for a great holiday. Beautiful island and a great rally to see. There can't be that many rallies as accessible as this where the opportunity is there to see multiple stages (comfortably) in the same day. Davids directions deserve an extra special mention - OUTSTANDING - pinpoint accuracy meant it took all the map work out of finding the days first stage. Couldn't recomend this rally highly enough if you haven't been yet and I'll certainly be considering it next year."
"Would like to express my thanks to Rally Travel for such a wonderful holiday. Our first overseas Rally experience and it certainly was one to remember. The organisation of the trip was like a military excercise - the knowledge and expertise of your staff was phenomenal! The hotel was in a beautiful location and we even began to enjoy the evening entertainment there (well, we did consume rather a lot of alcohol....!) Finally, thanks to Neil for sending us in the right direction for a few photos of some of the rally drivers on the Sunday night. Couldn't quite believe it when I had photos with Sebastien Loeb, then Daniel Elena and also Jon Desborough of ITV!! I was on cloud 9 for the rest of the evening and haven't stopped going on about it since (my husband is sick of me!). It's nice to be interested in a sport where the 'famous faces' are as down to earth as the rest of us. Did not intend going on another overseas Rally but we are already looking at the details for next year! Quite fancy Greece or Mexico within the next couple of years....."
"All I have to add is that the Rally was excellent, the Rally Travel organisation was extremely good, from directions to from the airport to discount gift vouchers for merchandise. The trip was a blast and we've been bitten by the bug for sure! Cheers"
" have been to a few WRC rounds now many with Rally Travel. I have found the tours especially the coach trips to be absolute value for money. The Rally Travel guys have many years of experience and this is passed on to give you the best viewing experience possible. the coach tours take all the stress away from the normal rushing around by car allowing you to meet with other enthusiasts that share your passion for the best sport in the world. The after parties......well what more can I say, if only i could remember more!!! I totally recommend Rally Travel as the tour operator to go with so don't read, book now!!!!"