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Yesterday, we went to Boston to see "Hello Dolly" at the Boston Opera House. As always, Terrapin... read more

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Art & Amish tour during April 2019

My friend and I went on the tour 3 nights & 4 days to Lancaster & Intercourse PA. Love it, and saw... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

My friend and I went on the tour 3 nights & 4 days to Lancaster & Intercourse PA. Love it, and saw so many showes and events. So glad we went. We saw the Sight & Sounds production of JESUS, visited many shops, Met the Chalk Artist Elva Hurst and she drew amazing "chalk art" of the Lancaster area along with story telling also. Had a tour for two hours of the Amish land by a gentlemen who personally knows the Amish & Menonite people. Every thing was a treat, and the owner and other co-worker were so friendly and so thankful I went.

I only wish the tour bus would have a pick up & drop off in Bedford or Manchester NH. Highly recommended Terapin Tours if you don't mind leaving the driving and hotel and event arrangements to someone else. Awesome team!

J. T.
Manchester NH

Date of experience: April 2019
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KellyCTerrapin, Owner at Terrapin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and certainly hope to see you again! Thank you so much for the kind words, we love what we do and are so happy that it is apparent to new travelers :-)

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Reviewed July 19, 2019

My husband and I just completed a two week bus tour of Eastern and Central Newfoundland with Terrapin Tours. There were thirty-three in our tour group. Our tour leader was Kelly Cooke, the owner of Terrapin Tours. Kelly has lead tours to Newfoundland before. She takes personal and professional pride to provide a memorable tour.

The selected locations were varied and representative of the island, the food, entertainment, natural beauty, history and people. The hotels were nice, trip well planned and all the places we visited were interesting.

We saw so much more than we ever could have traveling on our own. In addition, Kelly adds surprises to the tour. In our case there was a dinner at an unusual location with three special people of Gander, who played big roles in the events after 9/11 and another with an internationally known local folk group. Also, without the incredible knowledge of our tour director we would have missed so much of the history and back stories about the places we saw.

There is a schedule of activities but a flexible one. Weather can be unpredictable and Kelly tries to come up with alternative activities to keep travelers entertained and safe.

The buses are comfortable with WiFi, video, and a competent and approachable driver. The drivers are key in making the trip run smoothly. They are professional, highly skilled, have destination knowledge, are courteous and very helpful to the passengers.

We were all treated exceptionally and personally according to our needs. Our experience couldn't have been better. If you have a problem with your room or other issues the director wants you to let her know first so she can help.

This was our sixth tour with Terrapin Tours. We have made life-long friends. By the end of each tour, many of the people in our tour group became almost like family. In fact, many of us get together throughout the year.

I have recommended Terrapin Tours to many friends and family members. We have more tours scheduled with Terrapin Tours.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Alyssa T, Manager at Terrapin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

We greatly appreciate the time you took to write this review, thank you!! We take great pride in crafting memorable itineraries and offering authentic experiences in the places we are visiting - so glad that you have found these things to be highlights when traveling with Terrapin! Newfoundland is such an incredible place, so glad you enjoyed the tour and the other tours you have joined us for in the past! Looking forward to continuing to travel with you in the future.

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Reviewed July 19, 2019

The last trip I took was to Cape May which was wonderful and informative. I signed up for a trip to Quebec a few years ago and haven't stopped since. So happy with the accommodations to stay, restaurants and events Kelly plans for each trip. I appreciate I don't have to worry about booking hotels, events in the areas and buying gas! Traveling with Terrapin Tours with Kelly has been the best thing I ever did. She is the owner of the company and does an outstanding job. Getting ready for the Michigan trip next month. Recommend for everyone!!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Alyssa T, Manager at Terrapin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! So glad to hear you enjoy the various aspects of each tour and especially agree that Terrapin Tours can "take the stress out of travel" :) We've enjoyed traveling with you over the years and look forward to sharing many more travel memories with you in the future!

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Reviewed July 19, 2019

I have been traveling with Terrapin Tours for three years now and explored so many wonderful places and made so many new friends. Traveling with Kelly is like coming home...secure, comfortable, and relaxed with opportunities to explore with the group and wander on your own. Hotels are located in the middle of the destinations and included meals are well planned and of good quality. A top-notch operation!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Alyssa T, Manager at Terrapin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

We strive to ensure our clients have the best possible experience when traveling with Terrapin - making new friends, providing a mix of scheduled activities and free time to explore on your own, high quality, centrally located hotels and quality included meals...all are cornerstones of our tours and we love to hear that these are things you like about traveling with Terrapin! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we sincerely appreciate it and look forward to sharing more travel experiences with you in the future!

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Reviewed July 18, 2019

Our first tour was to the Hudson Valley and Hyde Park in 2016. We have been on 4 more tours since. Last year we did Washington, DC on Veteran's Day. This was a truly memorable tour, they all are! We stay at wonderful hotels, the meals are great and the transportation is first rate. Kelly and the entire staff are friendly helpful and professional. Looking forward to Boothbay, ME this year and 3 more tours next year.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Alyssa T, Manager at Terrapin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - we greatly appreciate your kind words! The tour to Washington, DC on Veteran's Day was so special, it's one that means so much for us to offer! We are so happy to have partnered with Premier Coach; they provide new, clean, luxury motorcoaches and the best drivers - and we are glad you enjoy that part of the tour too! Thank you for traveling with Terrapin Tours, we look forward to traveling with you to Boothbay and many more destinations in the future!

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