The girls had an absolutely amazing trip to the point that they cannot identify the best moment of the tour or the highlight of the trip. It was one incredible experience followed by the next. The girls have been inspired by watching two fantastic college games, playing against American opposition, and attending the Orlando Magic Camp. The girls have come back to school determined to improve and develop their skills further!
This trip was advertised as a tailor made tour and Edwin Doran certainly delivered in all facets. All our hockey needs were catered for to an exceptional standard and having access to a training base with such fantastic facilities ensured the players experienced what high performance is all about.
A member of the Edwin Doran team was always available to chat should we need any details changed on short notice. The face-to-face meeting eight months before departure was a real help and showed how much personal attention Edwin Doran pay to each tour they put together. From then on the rest seemed easy and it was nice knowing who was on the end of the phone or replying to the emails. We would recommend Edwin Doran to any sports team looking to go on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. The balance was just right between the sport, the culture and a holiday. It was obvious that this wasn't the first tour they'd organised and their experience was invaluable. Thanks Edwin Doran for an unforgettable trip to Sri Lanka!
What we wanted as a group for the hockey side was achieved in terms of facilities and opposition. The boys had a great experience and would have stayed out there longer. If you are looking for a short haul trip for hockey then I would recommend Barcelona.
Everything was very well planned before departure which meant everything ran smoothly. Hosting went very well and the hotels were centrally located. The places visited meant that there was a great variety of experiences between cities and countryside. It is great meeting people from other countries and sharing friendships.
Edwin Doran provided us with a fantastic experience for our first tour. I had many questions which Andrew and his staff, were able to answer, which allowed me to feel confident to take our girls safely on a long haul tour. Edwin Doran has people on the ground in Barbados which made our job very easy when we were there. We played high standard netball games and experienced the full culture of the island, as well as enjoying some very exciting activities such as snorkelling with the turtles. A great trip!
As always great trips well run by a company who likes to listen to experience
Edwin Doran was superb from start to finish. The constant contact from the representative was extremely helpful in sorting any issues at any time of the day. This enabled the tour as a whole to run smoothly and to the timings given.
Brilliant organisation, any problems that arose in the planning stage and on the tour were dealt with immediately and effectively.
Great planning and service before the tour and an experience the participants will never forget
Edwin Doran provided an excellent service. They spent time to organize a tour that suited our pupils and our expectations. We were not disappointed; it was a wonderful experience with so many treasured memories.
This was a fantastic trip for the girls; there was just the right balance between coaching and matches to provide an excellent start to the season.
The organisational help and communication prior to departure was very good. The accommodation, hosting and sightseeing activities were appropriate and added to the overall experience.
New Zealand is a fantastic place to tour. The school were very welcoming and the billets excellent. It is a beautiful country with so much to do. We were very well looked after throughout.
A fantastic tour enjoyed by everyone. Edwin Doran supported throughout and made the experience as a tour leader very straightforward.
Everything we expected; excellent coaching, helpful staff and a lovely area to visit.
The pre-tour communication was excellent; the rep on the group was utterly amazing! it was varied, unique and tailored to our needs.
A "trip of a lifetime" the welcome we received wherever we went was humbling, and the rugby fantastic. The exposure to the varying cultural experiences was hugely appreciated by all.
Overall the Tour war a massive success where the boys enjoyed an active tour and it was a safe environment in which staff could enjoy as well. Well organised final pack full of details of contact etc. - therefore felt safe if any problems were called upon.
Edwin Doran has once more provided our students with yet another fantastic experience both on & off the field. The itinerary was action packed meaning we got the most out our time away.
An excellent tour! The Spanish tennis coaches were superb and really developed our girls' skills throughout the week. All aspects of the tour ran very smoothly.
The planning was very thorough throughout and personal requests were responded to most positively and fitted into the schedule. When we needed assistance during the tour it was there at the drop of a hat - which is invaluable. Both South Africa, and in particular Swaziland, offered a huge range of cultural experiences for the group, all of which complimented the rugby extremely well. The Accommodation was excellent, and the exchange rate made eating out very cheap.
It was a fantastic tour, the pupils and staff all enjoyed themselves. Trips were good fun and the fixtures were worthwhile too
We are delighted with the service that Edwin Doran provided us for this tour. Beth Aston and Jamie Anthony were absolutely brilliant throughout the whole tour process and they made our jobs as coaches/organisers of the tour very easy.
This was our first tour as a school and it was a total success. The students enjoyed the knowledge of the coaches and the format of the whole tour. It made running our first trip a very enjoyable experience for all.
Since 1998 we have had an amazing relationship with Edwin Doran Sports Tours. Back then they got us out of a fix when another tour company went bust at the last minute and for their hard work in getting us to South Africa we have never looked back. We now regulary tour with them to Canada and it's the real peronal service they give you that makes all the difference. Nothing is ever a problem to them and they are always there trying to ensure the trip for our students is a memorable one. But going on tour with them is not just about what they know. They use the experience of others to help give a memorable tour and this has been really obvious when it comes to trips and the hard work they go through to get you the best prices, especially when you work on a tight budget like we do! They undertand what we need, they never push us to things we cant afford and always look to get best value for money. From the minute you sign on and pay that deposit, to the smiling rep at the airport, to the back ground support from staff, you cant go wrong with Edwin Doran. So whenever I get asked as a teacher who I would recomend there is no one else I would suggest apart from Edwin Doran Sports tours.
We all had a fantastic time, hotel was great, food was lovely and the training sessions and matches we played were of a good standard.
The service was top class with updates throughout the process and a willingness to help along the way.
We recently toured Sri Lanka as our first long haul cricket tour. The entire experience was fantastic. The organisation from Edwin Doran as well as the operation of the ground staff were first class. Sri Lanka is a magical place of beautiful scenery and picturesque cricket grounds. Our time in Sri Lanka was one that we will never forget and look forward to going on again soon.
Excellent preparation and attention to detail at every stage of the tour allowed every single member of the tour party to have a great time.
Our contact Jenny Jones was very thorough and helpful, and managed to satisfy all our requests and questions. Our ground contacts also did fantastically and enhanced the experience.
Received lots of help with planning and booking this years tour. Having a good Coach driver makes the tour and this year Nig was probably the best so far very accommodating and helpful.
Outstanding tour, fantastic organisation from start to finish.
The touring experience was fantastic and the girls enjoyed every minute of it. The support before and during the tour was brilliant, especially as my first time organising a tour.
The logistics of the tour in term of catering, transport and itinerary provided were excellent. The standard of hockey was very high; the clubs were friendly and very welcoming.
The service was outstanding and could not really fault anything on the tour. Was an Outstanding experience for all. Would recommend to others at the drop of a hat!
We were very impressed by the service provided by Edwin Doran. The tour was organised very efficiently and this ensured that all of the students and staff had a great experience.
An outstanding tour and experience for all involved. Extremely professional and beneficial.
If you don't want to do any work as a tour organiser choose Edwin Doran Sports Tours!
The tour was well constructed and suited our needs very well. We were able to make late changes with flexibility, which helped hugely.
The Romania tour surpassed my expectations in term of both the quality of rugby and the 'tour' experience.
Our tour to Germany was outstanding. We were based in a super hostel in Munich, the training facilities were perfect, and the matches we played were at exactly the right level. All in all, a great week!
This was a fab first Edwin Doran organised trip to Kolkata and beyond. Andrew Loughlin at first and then Lisa Tomlinson were absolutely first rate in all their planning and pre-trip organisation. Ten years ago was South Africa, this year was India, Uganda in ten year's time. I will definitely be booking with Edwin Doran when this next time comes round.
All pre-tour contact with ED was exemplary as was the organisation including parent briefing, tour manager's pack, itinerary, flight details and personal contact.
Excellent organisation and communication from start to finish. The students really enjoyed all aspects of their tour.
It was the best ten days of the boys lives!