Hello, I’m Jack Leaf. I am a travel advisor with over 25 years’ experience arranging bespoke holidays to meet my clients’ needs in every respect, paying meticulous attention to detail. Whatever you’re looking for from your perfect holiday, whether it’s a luxury beach break, cultural itinerary, honeymoon that is perfect in every way or an adventure holiday – in fact, any type of holiday…contact me. It will be my pleasure to design the perfect holiday that will ‘fit the bill’ perfectly and leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.

I am privileged to have had the opportunity of visiting most parts of the globe enjoying most of the beautiful European cities bursting with culture so I am able to assist and guide you on where to visit, where to stay and what to do.

One of my specialist regions is the Middle East – I would love to introduce you to the pleasures of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. Additionally, my knowledge of the wonders of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Turkey is second to none.

I’ve also visited many destinations in the USA as well as a number of Caribbean islands. The Indian Ocean, beautiful South Africa, Mexico, Peru, India, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand and Australia are other countries I’ve visited so again I have a great deal of first-hand knowledge to draw on when planning itineraries for my customers, and if there is a destination that interests you that I don’t know personally, I have a vast amount of information at my fingertips, excellent industry contacts and I’m happy to undertake whatever research is necessary to deliver what you require and broaden my horizons at the same time.

By discussing your thoughts, wishes and desires in detail, I am able to develop a holiday that suits you perfectly and you have my assurance that I take pride in offering a personal service to all my clients.

My office is home based and you will often find me working outside conventional office hours. Therefore I am there when you need me at your convenience and I will provide you with excellent customer service at all times.

Finally, I don’t do this alone. Whilst I take care of every aspect of developing your holiday and delivering it from start to finish, I have a team behind me that has over 40 years’ experience in providing travel “par excellence” with state of the art technology, support and assistance. You can also rest easy in the knowledge that your holiday is ATOL protected.

I started my career with Abercrombie & Kent and latterly was a Travel Counsellor where I won the Travel Counsellors Best Newcomer Award in 2008 and recognised as a Gold Travel Counsellor. I was also a Travel Weekly Cover Star in 2011. My record speaks for itself, another good reason for entrusting me with your travel arrangements.

I very much look forward to speaking with you soon and welcoming you as my new client


MY TRAVEL STORIES

ST LUCIA

My trip was hosted by St Lucia Tourist Office so I experienced some luxury hotels and island experiences which means I’m happy, and able, to advise you about the island’s accommodation and activities such as Segway tour, zip-lining, drive-in volcano, watersports, spas and dining. The hotels visited / stayed in are: Viceroy Sugar Beach, Ladera Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, Jade Mountain, Anse Chastanet, East Winds, Calabash Cove, Le Body Sport, Cap Maison, The Landings and Capella Marigot Bay.

FLORENCE & THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE

With nice convenient flight times from London City direct to Florence, half hour check-in at City and a Cityjet flight puts the pleasure back into travelling – it was so easy. Very quick transfer from Florence [much smaller than Pisa] Airport to the city centre. I stayed at Four Seasons, a 15th century palazzo and a former convent, linked by private park – it’s really quite something for a city centre hotel.

Then to the Tuscan countryside and a stay at Castel Monastero – absolutely stunning. I stayed in a Prestige Room overlooking the courtyard and couldn’t have been happier. There is a spa there which specializes in diet and detox but I was there to sightsee the region and enjoyed visiting, Castellina-in-Chianti, San Donato in Poggio, Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano – there are plenty more hilltop towns to visit in this region of Chiani. Superb for winetasting too. There is a Gordon Ramsay restaurant at the hotel though I opted to dine out and enjoy the real Italian experience. Call me to hear much more about this experience or other parts of Italy I have visited, or indeed anywhere else.

TESTIMONIALS

Charles Johnson

08 Oct 2014
Jack was excellent throughout and provided me with the perfect service. I would highly recommend him to anyone who asks about travelling and will use him in future for my own trips.

Christopher Blee

19 Sep 2014
Jack takes all the hassle out of booking our holidays. We have used him now for a few years and he has a really good idea of the types of holidays we like.

Susan Tachauer

09 Oct 2014
We have used Jack’s expertise and skills for a number of holidays! A luxury trip to Australia with long stop-overs in Hong Kong and Singapore. Complimentary upgrades, dinner, tours and champagne all the way. Excellent advice on the hotel for Hong Kong. Perhaps the finest holiday we have ever had. A luxurious tour of China with our own driver and guide and staying exclusively in Shangri-La hotels. An excellent itinerary with good after-sales help all the way. These trips and more have been of a substantial quality and at a more than reasonable cost.. I personally think he needs to be knighted for services to the Tachauer family.

Adam Smith

26 Jul 2015
What can I say , from the moment we landed until we arrived back home , everything went like clockwork. We had a fantastic ocean view and the staff were very attentive and professional at all times. I would certainly contemplate going back in the near future , all depending on what other fabulous hotels and destinations you can provide for me in the holidays to come , great choice , great service. Thank you.

Diane Freeman-Wright

19 Oct 2015
Thank you Jack, I couldn’t have done it without you. You took all the stress and worry off my shoulders, during such very worrying circumstances for me. My family were delighted to see me and without you I might have not made the trip. Would recommend you to everyone I know with full confidence.

Rachel Bedford

11 Dec 2014
A little while ago I decided to book a trip to New York and surprise my fiancé, Mark. I did some independent research but then heard about Jack and immediately got in touch. I was quite fussy with my requirements but Jack understood what I wanted, took all my requests on board and provided several options within a matter of hours which were not only within budget but very competitive too. It took all the stress out of booking and enabled me to actually enjoy the process. I can’t thank Jack enough. His professionalism and customer service were outstanding. I will certainly be contacting Jack in the future and recommending him to friends.

Henry Joseph

11 Sep 2015
Excellent service and attention to detail – as always!

Marie Campbell

23rd March 2016
We’re at the Cape Weligama Resort, Sri Lanka and wanted to let you know that this has been THE trip of our lives. Perfect In every detail, thrilling in all its different parts, and utterly flawless in the planning. We have been raising nightly toasts and glasses “To Jack!” We can’t thank you!

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