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Where do I begin!

Where do I begin! We are very lucky to have had Carly, the founder of Splendour Tailored Tours, organise our family holiday in Australia. This was no small feat as we have two teenagers, a baby and a native Australian (my husband). So, she had many logistics to deal with (read a fussy baby and quickly bored teenagers) on top of having to make Australia exciting for a native! Upon speaking with Carly, I knew we were in very good hands. She listened intently, made excellent suggestions, very accommodating, seemed well connected, and had an overall great energy. And wow was it all true… she made magic happen for a few difficult restaurant reservations, paired us up with the most amazing people to guide us on our various excursions (including Carly as one of these guides), booked us at some of the best restaurants in Australia, paired us with a personal chefs for picnic baskets and snacks and always had an answer for where to go for (insert restaurant, shopping, activity, etc here) if she hadn’t already lined it up for us herself. She really loves Australia and knows it, and where to be, well.

Amber from Connecticut 

There is no one better at what they do than Splendour Tailored Tours!

I have been fortunate to travel to many places in the world and therefore have been with many tour guides and companies and there is no doubt in my mind that Carly Rea and her company Splendour Tailor Tours truly stand on a class of its own! Her knowledge, personality, local connections, etc. are above and beyond the best! I would tell anyone visiting Sydney, Australia that there is no one better at what they do than Carly Rea and her company Splendour Tailored Tours!

Alberto Valner & family, Santa Monica

The best day we’ve ever had!

‘A bit of feedback for you – Awesome day today – my mother-in-law who is in her 70s said it’s the best day she ever had! The kids loved it as did me and Jo. The Boat was great – and Taylah and Derek were awesome. We spent about an hour or so with the Dolphins right next to the boat – absolutely amazing experience. Great beaches, great snorkelling, great food, loads of drinks- it was great and arguably the best money I think I’ve ever spent. Can you make sure you let the crew know. I am going to try and come back here again in October to do some whale watching!… Hopefully we can book this again on the same boat!’

Darren Ryemill, CEO 

Amazing day

‘Our host Carly was flexible with whatever we wanted to include in the tour but apart from indicating two of our party had never been to Sydney before, left it in her hands… To someone who had lived in Sydney for 13 years this was both a refresher of my previous knowledge and experience along with a pleasant surprise on newly discovered information. Really enjoyable day and I highly recommend Carly and her company.’

Mark from London

Absolutely impressive

‘We are a group of four that travels every year and are disabled in differing conditions. Carly made sure the tours were geared to locations that were accessible to all of us. The attention she payed to tailoring our tours was absolutely impressive. Her pleasing personality, knowledge and understanding of customers desires were spot on and without peer. Carly’s planning, assistance and desire made our trip a dream come true… this was the best trip we have taken in 10 years.  We highly recommend Splendour Tailored Tours for any and every desire you may have to see Australia.’

PJ from Hawaii

Special experiences

‘We spent two wonderful days touring with Splendour and enjoyed spectacular sweeping vistas and visiting all the neighbourhoods of Sydney. We visited the surrounding areas and saw farms and vineyards. We enjoyed the delicious fresh food and wine and were given excellent recommendations for restaurants and things to experience on our own as well. The best part of all was that our lovely and knowledgable guide, Carly, she tailored our tours to our interests so that we could make the most of our time. We will never forget these special experiences.’

Fabulous couple from Montreal

We have been telling all our friends they should ONLY travel it with Splendour

‘Splendour was all great – Jonah’s via Seaplane, pony ride and helicopter were all perfect. The day with Simon was easily the most memorable. Thank you for pushing us to go for it (I’m sure you remember that I was tentative about using a private guide). He had small touches like a) an impromptu drive to the tip of Philip island to watch the sun-set b) finding a playground for our daughter.

FOLONOMO in Sydney was super! I think it’s a must-do for every vegetarian. Eating four scoops of Messina in three days was a bad idea :)).

All-in-all – it was an awesome awesome trip. Thank you again for helping us plan it all. We have been telling all our friends that Oz is the best place in the world to vacation and they should ONLY do it with Splendour.’

Financial Services Director, Hong Kong

We have never experienced service like this

‘Splendour took care of every detail seamlessly. My wife and I have travelled the world and have never experienced service like this.  We landed in Sydney – a first for us and wanted to see everything. The private tour that was arranged for us was exceptional. Our guide was wonderful. Touring around by car all morning and by yacht on Sydney harbour all afternoon was such an amazing way to see the city. We’ll definitely be back soon and will be calling Splendour to assist with similar arrangements.’

CEO of South African Tech Company

This was by far the most outstanding Sydney experience

‘We were in Sydney for the first time in September. We desperately wanted to see the humpback whales making their migration with their babies. Carly arranged a private charter for us on a beautiful boat. We spent the afternoon chasing whales along the coast of Sydney. This was by far the most outstanding Sydney experience. Every detail was looked after so we were comfortable but the cherry on top was the amazing whale sightings!’

Retired from Vancouver

It was lovely to meet such a friendly, relaxed, efficient and professional team

‘We were lucky to have Splendour book Michelle from FOLONOMO to cook a wonderful meal for a group of us during our stay in Sydney. She completely understood our dietary needs and arrived very well prepared. It was lovely to meet such a friendly, relaxed, efficient and professional team and chef, not to mention eat her delicious, fresh, super healthy food. I didn’t have to lift a finger and now I wish I had asked for her vegan, sugar free, gluten free incredible chocolate brownie recipe!’

Family from London

We have been telling all our friends they should ONLY travel it with Splendour

‘Splendour was all great – Jonah’s via Seaplane, pony ride and helicopter were all perfect. The day with Simon was easily the most memorable. Thank you for pushing us to go for it (I’m sure you remember that I was tentative about using a private guide). He had small touches like a) an impromptu drive to the tip of Philip island to watch the sun-set b) finding a playground for our daughter.

FOLONOMO in Sydney was super! I think it’s a must-do for every vegetarian. Eating four scoops of Messina in three days was a bad idea :)).

All-in-all – it was an awesome awesome trip. Thank you again for helping us plan it all. We have been telling all our friends that Oz is the best place in the world to vacation and they should ONLY do it with Splendour.’

Financial Services Director, Hong Kong