Family Miller, USA
Dear Carmen –
Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful trip for us. We all enjoyed it tremendously. Switzerland is such beautiful country and we felt like we saw a lot during our short visit.
Obviously our trip did not go as planned, due to my parents being unable to attend at the last minute, but I am so glad that we went anyway (and so are they – they were happy to see and hear how much we all enjoyed it). We were sad to hear about our intended guide’s hospitalization, and hope his health is improving, but you found Christina for us and she was eager to make our trip the best it could be. You both handled last minute changes, such as our wish to explore a new restaurant, so smoothly, and helped make the trip stress-free for us. The kids all enjoyed it as well, and we thought it was so sweet of you to surprise them with a puzzle for the long rides. Thank you for doing anything you could to make things easier, including going to the train station with us to help us arrange our travels on from Switzerland. We are so glad that my parents found your company, and definitely recommend you to anyone who is considering visiting Switzerland. We were sad to leave and are talking about our trip to anyone who will listen! Thank you for a fabulous vacation!
Family Miller, USA
Family Wipfli – USA
Just wanted to send a big note of thanks for making our trip to Switzerland so fantastic. It was truly the best vacation I have ever taken and I appreciate all your efforts. Rarely do you encounter a company or business that goes above and beyond expectations and strive for perfection- Swiss Safari most definitely does just that. My children also had a wonderful time. That is sometimes not so easy to accomplish with teenage girls away from their friends and technology. Thank you so much!
I also want to commend Kurt- what a fantastic person. He did everything possible to make our stay memorable. I was amazed at how much I learned from him about your beautiful country. He is intelligent, friendly, kind, punctual, organized, and caring. I plan to return in the next few years with my family and will request him.
THANK YOU AGAIN!
Jeff, Allison, Aubrey, Grace Wipfli
Ron & Bea Chan – Toronto, Canada
6 Star Service, and the Ultimate in Customized Touring!
We were a group of 6, looking for an “all-Switzerland in 3 days!” tour, and Carmen and her Swiss Safari team served up a perfect experience.
Carmen was able to meet all our requests, and planned everything from A to Z. With her attention to detail, customer responsiveness to every query, and her experience in the travel business – she designed a tour that gave us a true taste of Swiss culture, cuisine, and sights. Richard, our tour guide was patient, professional, knowledgeable – (he answered every question we threw at him) and a great driver – especially navigating the narrow roads in the Alps so we could get more photos. Carmen was gracious to welcome us at the beginning of our tour in Basel, and again to see us off when we arrived in Zurich. A beautiful country, and a wonderful experience – thanks to Carmen!
Sandra and Richard Underwood – South Carolina, USA
Since we retired, we have enjoyed traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Never have we had a better time than our incredible two-week tour of beautiful Switzerland with SwissSafari. Months later now, looking back, we both believe our tour of Switzerland is the best trip of our lives, and we have been all over Europe and even lived there many years ago.
We were extremely fortunate to have Carmen Aebi, the owner, as our guide. Her personal attention to detail, her flexibility and willingness to work tirelessly with us to give us exactly the itinerary and sites we wanted (not to mention some surprises she chose specifically geared to our particular interests), her keen knowledge and love of her country, her excellent driving skills, her great English!… and her friendliness…all make SwissSafari an exceptionally fine company. We don’t know of any tour company that can match it, and we have traveled with some of the best.
Our deep gratitude and appreciation to Carmen Aebi and her staff for beautiful memories that will last our lifetimes.
Regina and Diego – Caracas, Venezuela
Carmen, again I cannot thank you enough for the trip. It was one of the best trips we ever had. I still dream about all the beautiful scenery and the times we spent there. Thanks for so many things: the welcome presents, the surprise in Gstaad with your friend´s cheese production, the dinner, the military fortress, the wonderful hotels and the rooms (all of them with an amazing view) and so on, and especially thanks for André. He was at all moment much more than a chauffeur/guide. From the first moment he knew exactly what things we liked to see or do or what places we would like to spend more time in than others, and he was such a kind and nice person and easy to be with. Definitely this is a trip we will cherish for ever. Switzerland is a wonderful country and so beautiful.
I hope we keep in touch and in a future trip to Europe no doubt we will contact you.
Lisa, Martin, Hillary and Morgan – USA
Carmen-I wanted to tell you again how much we enjoyed touring with SwissSafari in Switzerland. We loved all the special touches you provided-the alpine horn serenade, the welcoming favours, the fantastic hotels; I could go on and on. We loved Switzerland-it was the favourite part of our trip, and hope to come back some day and see more! Feel free to use our name as a reference for future clients.
Again, thank-you from the four of us.
Tatiana and Justin Bell – USA
Carmen, we want to say, again, “vielen Dank”. Our honeymoon was more than either of us could have imagined – and it is a memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you for making it so romantic, so beautiful and so memorable. And thank you for showing us your country, educating us about Switzerland, and helping us discover so many idyllic, beautiful places. We felt like the entire trip was a fairy tale – the perfect beginning for our happily ever after!
Family Diacon – Canada
Thank you for helping make this trip of a lifetime! You planned a wonderful trip and you even got the weather to cooperate!
It is evident, that you are very proud of your country and love to show people your Switzerland. We shall treasure our time spent with you with fond memories and many photographs. If ever back in Alberta, Canada – please let us know!
Thank you again for a perfect trip!
Ruth Bowden – Elite Travel Mgt. Grp., USA
Hello Carmen, I just wanted to say THANK YOU…. I just spoke with my client and he could not say enough wonderful things about their trip. So, everything was great… he was very satisfied and I will definitely keep you in mind when I have future clients travelling in Switzerland. Have a wonderful day.
Kitty Snyman – Rufaro Destination Management, Cape Town
Thank you very much for all your efforts and caring attention. My clients did enjoy the short stay in Switzerland – and, incidentally, they did enjoy the fondue!
David and Lourelia – USA
I wanted to thank you for the most wonderful vacation/honeymoon a person could ask for…!
I can say without a doubt, the services you provided were exceptional. The Van, the driver, the hotels were all excellent. I was very happy with everything. I want to make a special mention of the care you took in securing the perfect hotel rooms. Everything was wonderful. The hotels were marvellous and the roses on the pillows were a special touch. Our favourite had to be in Zermatt. That was great. Again, I cannot say enough about your service and how pleased we were.
Thank you again for everything you did for us. We would like to return one day and hopefully, you will still be in business and we can use you once again.
Charlotte and Keith – Texas, USA
My husband, Keith, and I spent our honeymoon in Switzerland booked through SwissSafari. Our trip was wonderful because Carmen and SwissSafari did an excellent job in planning our entire tour. Although our trip was planned extremely well, Carmen was very flexible and made changes in the tour due to weather concerns so that we could get the most out of our trip. Because of her great flexibility, we did not miss out on anything that we wanted to see or do and we were also able to add things spontaneously to our trip so we had some very nice surprises in our tour.
Each of our hotels were carefully chosen and were all extremely nice. Our tour destinations were customized to our likes and Carmen tried to make sure that we didn’t miss out on anything that Switzerland has to offer. From tropical Ascona to the Alps and the Matterhorn, the trip was well planned and was magical. Carmen is very enthusiastic about her country and it definitely showed in our tour. She was very careful to point out interesting details and history about Switzerland and she is very knowledgeable about her country. Needless to say, Keith and I both can highly recommend SwissSafari.
Drs Gary and Peggy Bradt – USA
Carmen, by all means use us for referrals and testimonials. Ever since we have gotten home we have spoken glowingly of our trip to Switzerland and what a wonderful job you did. Thanks for helping us make memories for a lifetime.
Nancy Cerniglia – Peacock Travel, New York
Carmen, my clients had nothing but wonderful things to say about you… “our holidays were perfect….exactly what we wanted!” I am so thrilled to hear such wonderful things about someone that I knew from our conversations would be perfect. I hope we will have the opportunity to work together again. Thank you for everything.
Al Maiorano – USA
Thank you so very much for being our guide-personally. Both Kim and I were very impressed with your level of professionalism and the quality of your tour. I can assure you that you will receive our highest recommendations to anyone we know who will be traveling to Switzerland. If you would like a recommendation from me to any potential customers, I would be happy to provide one. Additionally, if you would like to use a testimonial from me and my production company for your web site, I again would be happy to provide one. We realized quite early in the trip that Kim was going to drag with the schedule, but it all ended up OK. The most important for us was that Kevin enjoyed himself and to that end, mission accomplished. We are all well and settling back into our routines. I look forward to a return and will certainly keep you posted.
A. Chitre – Belgium / India
Carmen, thank you very much for all things you have done in these 3 days!!! My parents are more than happy to roam around in Switzerland with you. I really don’t have any words for thanking you for giving such a fantastic journey to my parents. My parents said they felt that you are one of us only! If anyone I know would like to see Switzerland like my parents I will of course forward your name.
Dinesh, Neesha, Karan – Indonesia
Dear Carmen, we really enjoyed our vacation with SwissSafari, it went very well. I shall contact you in future and will also refer my friends to SwissSafari. Please be in touch!
A.T. – England
Thanks for everything Carmen. You’ve been really great! We both had a fabulous time so I am sure I will be in contact again in the not too distant future. All the best.
Mr and Mrs Hussain – USA
Thanks for a great time!
Sandra Thomas Fox – USA
Our trip to Switzerland was everything we hoped it would be, and more. My 82-year-old mother, who had never been abroad, had a marvelous time. Johannes was an excellent driver and gave us a wonderful understanding of Swiss history, culture, geography–and even, to my husband’s delight, botany! We truly appreciate all the accommodations that were made for my mother. She was very pleased that we were able to do things on our own, because she did not feel like she was holding us back. And she enjoyed the special things she did with Johannes while we were doing more strenuous tours.
The hotels that you booked were absolutely fabulous. The views from the room were just amazing. In Grindelwald I would open the curtains each morning to see a new view of the Eiger. I still remember my mother’s gasp of delight when she realized that she could see the Matterhorn from our hotel in Zermatt. Not only were the hotels beautiful, but the staff was very helpful and kind.
Thank you once again for our dream trip. I am passing on your name and website to a local travel agency, so perhaps you will have more tours from VA, USA.
Thank you again.
Family Poole – USA
Carmen, please know that we think you and Johannas did an EXCELLENT job. …..I wanted to let you know that we thought your hotel choices were very good. We loved the Grindenwald and Zermatt hotels. We disagree which was better, but all agree that both were excellent choices.
We had a lovely vacation and sincerely appreciate your service and attention to detail. We have nothing but fond memories of Switzerland and would hope to visit again one day. Johannes loves his country and made sure we love it too!
Thank you very much!
K. and C. Seifert – USA
Carmen, Thank you for a fabulous tour of Switzerland!!! We had a great time and if you ever need a recommendation we would be happy to provide one. You are an excellent driver making our ride over difficult terrain relaxing, I would have not done as well.
Family Dai – London, England
Carmen, I would like to say that the tour which you arranged for us this time is one of the most memorable and wonderful holidays which we have ever had! We enjoyed all the visits and the scenery, literally every minute of it, thanks to your thoughtful planning and preparation, your professional and efficient ways, plus of course your very valuable knowledge and experiences!
I must say that this trip has given us a lot of happy and wonderful memories which will stay with us for many many years!! We would like to say a VERY BIG THANK-YOU to you, Carmen, from the bottom of our heart, for everything you did for us!!
We will also strongly recommend your company and your top class services to all our friends if they will visit Switzerland!
Linda and Hugh N. – Kansas, USA
The entire Switzerland trip more than lived up to our expectations. Everything from the hotel accommodations, to the places that you suggested we visit, to our guide were first rate. It was one of the best vacations that Linda and I have ever taken.
Johannes was a great guide. He was fun to be with, very knowledgeable, and flexible when it came to scheduling our time. He allowed us to see many things that the average tourist would never be able to experience and for that we’re very grateful. If we come back to your part of the world again, I would hope that we would be able to use him again.
Again, thanks for your attention to detail.
Sarah S. – Virginia, USA
Many thanks for your excellent work yesterday. My parents thoroughly enjoyed themselves yesterday – even with the traffic jam! They spoke very highly of you and the quality of the tour.
I had a feeling they would be in good hands with you and I thank you for proving me right.
Thank you also for your research and preparation for this tour. It was impressive.
If I do bring my parents back to Switzerland, mom will demand you! I will give them your regards.
It was a pleasure working with you on this. I will recommend you highly to others.
L. + N. Mustafa – Oman
Carmen, when I was discussing with you and planning out all the details for the holiday, I told you that it was very important for me that my husband enjoys himself. You should know on the flight back, he told me it was the best holiday of his life, and how much he really was glad we had someone as friendly and kind and sweet like Kurt. I think with that compliment you have more than surpassed my expectations, and as I wrote in the evaluation I would definitely recommend you. Since being back I am already dreaming of returning and I would love to ask you to help me plan such a trip, because I know it will be a success!!!
M. and R. Graziano – USA
We had a wonderful time in Bern. Johannes showed us many interesting sites. He did a wonderful job. We will definitely contact you the next time we visit Switzerland.
Family Chege Thumbi – Nairobi, Kenya
Thank you for the wonderful tour. We all enjoyed our self and we look forward to seeing you some day. Roy greatly appreciates and now he says he has a friend in Switzerland.
Family Al-Saadi – Qatar
Thank you for a superb vacation. It was the best we had ever!