TAILORS OF HOLIDAYS
There is nothing quite like dressing in bespoke. The comfort that comes from a perfect fit and the quiet confidence you gain from knowing that there is nobody in the room better dressed. At Quotient TravelPlanner, we think of ourselves as tailors of holidays – patterns are like your holiday theme, buttons represent the pace of your trip, while flowing or racy hemlines reflect the style and sensuality of your vacation.
As with a tailor, the process starts with a detailed consultation with one of our travel consultants. Each possesses specific knowledge on different parts of the world and various styles of travel. Collectively, we cover most of the world from luxury travel to adventure travel. In creating bespoke itineraries, consultants work together to come up with ideas and perspectives that will appeal to the particular client. This could be through creating convenience for specific needs clients such as vegans and elderly travellers, or simply creating a wow factor.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
The consultation will yield information such as countries you have covered or would like to visit again in greater depth, interests and dislikes perhaps a fascination with Mahler or a distaste in Miro, gourmet food of any kind or absolutely no history lessons about this or that castle, temperature preferences, whether you prefer staying in vast neo-classical palace hotels or funky boutiques, dietary or mobility requirements, special skills such as shooting, riding or skiing.
EXPERT TRAVEL ADVICE
We make suggestions to create a seamless holiday. If there are political problems brewing in Naples, we advise you stay north of Rome instead. If you prefer to shop than sightsee in Paris, we help you prioritise your time and destinations. If you like the idea of safari, but think South Africa is too clichéd, we can suggest alternative luxurious and safe safaris. And if you would like a truly exclusive experience, we will be happy to suggest it and arrange it. Whether it is filming your own music video in the Beijing Summer Palace, sailing with friends on a superyacht to the Billionaire Club, we will be happy to oblige.
MANAGING YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND BUDGETS
Our clients range from primary school teachers on a honeymoon to industrialists on a family sabbatical, with all of our tailor-made holidays benefitting from equal attention. We discover your expectations for your custom holiday while managing your budget to fully maximise your money.. Expect personalised attention for everything from transport to guides, waking up late is always an option and there is no waiting around for others to turn up. Our Travel Pack, issued to every travelling group, features dining guides with average prices indicated so that you can manage your spending as well.
USING YOUR FREQUENT FLYER OR HOTEL MEMBERSHIPS
We also add travel components to what you already have. You may have a frequent flier programme that we can route your flights to suit, a villa in Tuscany that we can include as part of a holiday, a timeshare or corporate hotel discount anywhere in the world, or an extension to a business trip. We can fly the rest of your family to join you and ensure that a reliable and safe chauffeur brings them to your door.
FULL RANGE OF TRAVEL SERVICES
Just as in a good suit, there are invisible elements between the layers to create the perfect fit. Because we are a bespoke travel agency, we will route your flights to suit your frequent flier programme or land you at the location closest to your destination which may not be in the same country. We manage this with the range of cars and train lines available to the airport, cost effective flights, and transport links out of the airport which are not jammed. If your family doesn’t travel light, we select estate cars or 4x4s which we know have the luggage capacity to cope with the loads. Hotels are chosen for their value for money, design suitability to your liking, attention to maintenance, proximity to transport links, attractions and amenities, parking availability, air conditioning and even the quality of breakfast.
EVERY HOLIDAY IS DIFFERENT, DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR STYLE
Your personalised holiday is planned to maximise the sights and experiences you want, in the style you want. This usually means that every holiday we have ever customised has been different. We take on a educating role to introduce new ideas and lifestyles to our travellers at every opportunity, but we try to be sensitive about limits. We won’t send vegans to a pig farm producing the finest corn fed pork, but we do try to convince French wine devotees to try a Barolo, and dyed-in-the-rayon metropolites to try a taste of luxury country life for a day or two. The possibilities for your tailor-made holiday are only limited by your imagination!
... AND EVERYTHING IS BOOKED FOR YOUR TRIP!
To tailor-make your next holiday, simply speak to any of our travel consultants at +65 6435 0922, alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.
Set up in 2007, Quotient TravelPlanner is a bespoke travel agency born out of passion for travel. From the beginning, our philosophy was simple: craft meaningful holidays that offer discerning travellers a real sense of freedom, discovery and understanding of the world. Almost a decade later, we remain loyal to the same principles, dedicating ourselves to building your dream holiday -- one that matches your unique personality and travel style.The Quotient TravelPlanner difference is the holiday we offer to you, our valued customer, whom we envision a long-lasting relationship with. It’s the unique tailor-made travel itinerary based on your interests and desires; it’s the inspiring journey filled with authentic experiences we want you to cherish a lifetime; it's the type of personalised service and fine touches that will elevate your trip into a real luxury travel experience.
Our philosophy is simple: craft meaningful holidays that offer discerning travellers the freedom and scope of discovery they desire.At the heart is every holiday is, what really matters to you – the solo traveller, honeymoon couple, family with children or group of friends, even the company seeking a meaningful incentive trip to reward and retain your talent.Bespoke, well-planned travel itineraries can be crafted for anyone, and can be geared to maximise any travel style, whether free and easy or private tour, a rail journey or self-drive adventure.Are you a lover of wildlife? An urbanite? A die-hard gourmand? Can’t get enough of cultural and historical sites? Spare yourself the time and headache (and possibly heartache) of planning your own trip and leave the nitty gritty to passionate, seasoned travellers! We listen to you and work with you to fashion your ideal holiday to suit your travelling profile.[gallery ids="9633,9632,9615,9617,9622,9610,9614,9623,9619,9618,9649,9616,9629,9630,9631,9634,9635,9636"]We recognise that flexibility is extremely important for you; just as there are some travellers who wish to follow an itinerary, there will be others who derive pleasure from spontaneous exploration or seeking out off-the-beaten-track moments.When you select us as your travel planner, you are placing your happiness in the hands of a pioneer of customised travel in Singapore; you are choosing a Virtuoso Member – one of just five Specialists in the Art of Travel in Asia – and gatekeeper of sought-after hotel privileges such as VIP treatment, complimentary room upgrades and special amenities.Most importantly, you are signalling your intention to push your travel experiences beyond the realms of the ordinary.Let your feet wander. But before that, the mind.
Our brand new portal retains all the great old stuff from our old site, such as the ability to select your accommodation style, pre-pay for optional activities and extend nights in the city of your choice, but is now even easier to confirm and book. Some of our itineraries also have a *new* live accommodation availability feature, which allows you to choose your exact hotel and room and confirm it on the spot.Simply search through our online store for a holiday based on destination, travel style or trip duration, tweak it to suit your individual preferences, and proceed to pay. It's that simple!
Thank you for your arrangement of the trip for us. We appreciate all the fine detail that you had planed for us. The local travel guide and the driver were very professional and good. They are reliable.The hospitality of the hotel in Santorini was very good, the manager was very helpful in suggesting places to visit whenever we asked her.One comment on the small group sunset sailing cruises, there is no announcement and commentary made through the public announcement system on the trip, I have to ask them where is the place whenever they stop. We learn more on the local culture n custom through individual talk to the cruises assistants. They could have told everyone on board these fact through announcement.We also thank you for the small gesture of wine n biscuit given to us on the first day of arrival at the hotel in Delphi.
- See also New 2018 Attractions We Can’t Wait to Visit 5 Amazing Experiences for the Family to Have a Magical Time 5 Top Interactive Museums in NYC to Engage Your FamilyDon your cutesy headbands and delve right into the fairytale world. From Marvel to Pixar characters and dazzling parades, you'll be so enthralled by Disneyland that time will flash past in the blink of an eye. If you'd like to make the most out of your visit, don't forget that VIP tours with skip-the-line access are available!
Take in panoramic views of the city and sea from the infinity pool. Photo by The Leading Hotels of the World.Imagine staying at a posh urban retreat that was once part of a 13th-century ancient fortress -- The Setai, Tel Aviv is just such a place. From the stone arch at the hotel’s entrance that still retains the original seal of one of the former Ottoman Empire's sultans to the modern Middle Eastern fabrics that decorate the property, you will discover a seamless blend of classic and contemporary design elements throughout the building.See also Quotient’s Top Destinations for Your 2018 Travels Blue Cities that Chase Away the Monday BluesNestled in the heart of Jaffa, numerous boutiques, eateries and cultural sites are within walking distance of the hotel, putting convenience at your fingertips. If you don’t know where to begin your sightseeing, a visit to Jaffa Flea Market, one of the city’s most popular attractions, is definitely your best bet.
Appreciate the elegant locally-inspired room decor. Photo by The Leading Hotels of the World.Rejuvenate yourself with a plethora of spa services ranging from a dip in a hammam or traditional Turkish bath to classic treatments such as aromatherapy, reflexology and more. You can also enjoy a swim in the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool, which overlooks the glistering Mediterranean Sea.Feast on Israeli culinary delights at the in-house restaurant. Jaya Chef serves delectable dishes that are influenced by Jaffa's culinary heritage and the hotel's own Turkish roots.Room tariffs begin from €449.95 (S$710) per night for two. Make your holiday booking with Quotient to enjoy perks such as VIP welcome amenities, complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability) and hotel or resort credits.
In summer, you can take leisurely walks and visit farms in Zermatt. Photograph: ©Pascal GertschenVisiting a ski resort might be the last thing on your mind for your holiday this summer, but you'd be surprised that many remain open even after the snow has melted.See also 5 Unmissable Summer Experiences in Switzerland 5 Must-Visit National Parks in Europe Quick Mountain Hikes in Asia-Pacific to Rejuvenate YourselfDrop by one of these popular ski resorts in summer and you will be spoilt for choice by the diverse range of activities available so you will never have a dull moment. Pick the right one and you may even get to enjoy skiing in summer!
Zermatt, SwitzerlandZermatt is a culmination of the best of both worlds complete with magnificent views of Switzerland's most photographed mountain, the Matterhorn. Even in summer, you can have fun in the snow and ice on the Swiss Alps -- visit the world's highest glacier palace, experience summer skiing on the Theodul Glacier, or try out snowboarding and freestyling at Snowpark Zermatt.Away from the snow-covered peaks, there are cheese farms that you can stop by to learn about local cheese-making traditions and purchase dairy specialities. For some adrenaline, try mountain biking, go-carting or hike up to the world's longest suspension bridge. Alternatively, you can try your luck at spotting elusive marmots as you take a leisurely walk along the numerous hiking trails that lead to picturesque lakes and rustic villages.
Sunflowers in bloom at the foot of Mount Yotei. Copyright ©JNTO
Niseko, JapanLike a blank canvas being doused with the colours of an artist's palette, Japan's most popular ski resort in Hokkaido sheds its coat of white for a sea of different colours in summer -- a sight best enjoyed from the vantage point of a hot-air balloon. Amid the greenery are pink and white potato flowers that mark the start of summer every June and July, while vast fields of bright yellow sunflowers spread across the foot of Mount Yotei from June till October. Visit Niseko in August and you will see fireworks lighting up the night sky in a myriad of colours as part of local celebrations such as the Hirafu Festival and the Potato Festival.Summer is also the best time to experience rafting on one of Japan's clearest rivers, go horse riding to explore the countryside of Hokkaido and have an outdoor barbeque with family or friends.
Experience high-altitude mountain biking in the Dolomites. Image by IDM Südtirol-Alto Adige/Daniel Geiger
Dolomites, ItalyEncompassing 18 peaks soaring above a height of 3,000m in north-eastern Italy, the Dolomites mountain range has breathtaking landscapes and terrain ideal for winter skiing and summer hikes. During the warm season, you can enjoy a game of golf or join thousands of cyclists in biking competitions and events that will have you pedalling across the slopes, valleys and plains of this UNESCO-listed region.The Dolomites also marks the confluence of Italian and Austrian gastronomy given its proximity to the Austrian border, and the foodie in you will be amazed by the multitude of award-winning restaurants -- including Michelin-starred ones -- scattered across the valleys. Spice up your vacation further by participating in exciting gourmet events that will have you dining under the stars in an alpine village or sipping on an aperitif as you admire the alpenglow atop a plateau.
Chamonix, FranceChamonix may have a reputation as one of France's oldest ski resorts and the venue of the first Winter Olympic Games, but it also packs a punch as a summer playground. You can spend your day paragliding, fishing, hiking to waterfalls, having a picnic by a beautiful alpine lake, experiencing white water rafting, or exploring the countryside on horseback or with a husky.For the best views of the French Alps, take a cable car ride up to the summit terrace of Aiguille du Midi; this is the closest you can get to Mont Blanc, one of Europe's tallest mountains, without actually climbing it.
Whistler, CanadaWith two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, located side by side and three glaciers in its surroundings, Whistler in British Columbia consistently ranks as North America's best ski resort. Here, you can have the surreal experience of hiking atop a glacier with an ice axe in the middle of summer. The famous Peak 2 Peak gondola connecting both mountains is also operational in the warmer months, offering you 360-degree panoramic views of the main village, lakes, glaciers, forests and ski slopes.You can also embrace the warmth and sunshine by riding an ATV over meadows and valleys, speeding through the rapids in a jet boat, soaring over the forest on a zipline, or embarking on a safari adventure to spot local brown bears in their natural habitat. After an eventful day outdoors, you can relax and rejuvenate in an outdoor Scandinavian spa surrounded by the tranquillity and beauty of nature.
Less than 10 hours of flight time away lies a country familiar to many yet one with exclusive experiences waiting to be unravelled. Come away on a journey of rediscovering New Zealand this winter with two unique itineraries specially designed for active luxury travellers.Each recommended route provides a healthy dose of outdoor fun and gorgeous nature, complemented by intimate sightseeing, more relaxing moments and the opportunity to rest in some of the finest and most luxurious properties and lodges in the country as well as sample some of the most-sought-after produce and cuisine in the Southern Hemisphere.
World-famous stargazing and ice drivingUnleash your inner Hamilton and Vettel with our 9D8N Luxury Skies & Ice Adventure in South Island programme, which dedicates a whole day to mastering manoeuvres in luxury European cars in wintry conditions under the tutelage of expert instructors. Your ice driving experience is held at one of New Zealand's best-hidden secrets – the award-winning winter testing grounds favoured by the world's top automakers.The thrills go beyond precision driving. Over at the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest dark-sky preserve in the world, you'll marvel at constellations unique to the Southern Hemisphere and gain a deeper understanding of the galaxies and stars. A special helicopter and cruise dual-tour is also included for you to explore the "eighth wonder of the world", giving you ample time to enjoy the spectacular Fiordland National Park.
PRICE PER PERSON: SGD21,188 **Minimum two to travel, on twin-sharing basis; valid for travel till 30Sep 2018; package price excludes international flights, travel visa, travel insurance, tipping, personal expenses and additional activities not stated in the itinerary; other Terms & Conditions related to booking, and refund and cancellation, apply.Register your interest by filling out the Customise My Trip form and a travel consultant will be in touch by the next working day to share a luxury South Island itinerary. This package may be purchased as-is or further customised to your liking. You can also speak with a travel consultant regarding your holiday by calling +65-64350922 during office hours, Mondays to Fridays.
World-class golf and wineRevel in New Zealand's city glam, stunning coastlines and renowned vines with Quotient's 7D6N Luxury Winter Golf & Wine Escape in North Island itinerary. Your time will be split between the charismatic harbour metropolis of Auckland, the City of Sails, and the laidback wine country of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand's oldest wine region.Over the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to golf in two of Golf Digest's Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World. Hop aboard a luxurious helicopter and soak in the beguiling panoramas during the scenic ride to the Bay of Islands, before arriving at the legendary Kauri Cliffs; 15 holes in the par-72 championship course here boast the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop!Take pampering a notch up during the final three nights of your holiday. Based at one of New Zealand's finest lodge retreat, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, your duty is really to appreciate all that this special part of the North Island has to offer, from the sweeping vistas to outstanding wildlife conservation to reputable vintages. Lodge guests will enjoy NZ$1,200 of credits for the entire stay, which can be used for a round at the Tom Doak-designed golf course, the spa or many other activities. There will also be a day dedicated to thoroughly immersing in Hawke's Bay wines by visiting five wineries and getting acquainted with highlights such as New Zealand's Tuscany.This itinerary is also suitable for non-golfers and experiences can be tailored accordingly.
PRICE PER PERSON: SGD15,995 **Minimum two to travel, on twin-sharing basis; valid for travel till 30Sep 2018; package price excludes international flights, travel visa, travel insurance, tipping, golf equipment rental, personal expenses and additional activities not stated in the itinerary; other Terms & Conditions related to booking, and refund and cancellation, apply.Register your interest by filling out the Customise My Trip form and a travel consultant will be in touch by the next working day to share a luxury North Island itinerary. This package may be purchased as-is or further customised to your liking. You can also speak with a travel consultant regarding your holiday by calling +65-64350922 during office hours, Mondays to Fridays.
- As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, London has always been abuzz with things to see and do. With its unending spirit of reinvention and trendsetting ways that have been particularly evident in recent years, we thought it was nigh time to relook at the classic European destination's offerings.See also A Short Interlude in Lake District 5 Fairy-tale Places in Europe to Enthrall You A Short Interlude in LisbonSince the announcement of the new royal wedding, it seemed as if the spotlight on the British capital has only been growing stronger. Now, find out what you should do during a short stopover in the buzzing city. Rediscover old classics, fall in love with new attractions and even partake in a dash of royal reverie with our handy guide!
Day 1 -- Morning and afternoonWelcome to London! We can think of no better way to begin your foray into England than to feast on a classic English breakfast. Upon your arrival in your hotel, have your meal of bacon, sausages, eggs and mushrooms while snuggled up in bed if you'd like to squeeze in some rest time or head to the in-house dining area to take in some city views while sampling your platter of delights. Whichever the case, be sure to fuel up before your next activity.Your driver-guide will pick you up at the scheduled time for a private tour of London's most iconic sites. First, drop by the grand Buckingham Palace where the reigning monarch lives to watch the changing of guards. Then, you'll stop to learn about and photograph places such as Big Ben, the distinctive clock tower, the London Eye, once the world's largest Ferris wheel, St. Paul's Cathedral, the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and Tower Bridge, which introduced a new glass floor in 2017 so visitors can enjoy a stunning panoramic bird's eye view of the city. Your tour comes to a close with an exploration of Kensington Palace where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, and their three adorable children currently live.While you're in the area, pop by the eponymously-named Design Museum, which moved to its current residences in 2016. The establishment recently won the European Museum of the Year 2018 award and hosts on a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions that revolve around the topics of contemporary design and architecture.
Day 1 -- EveningYou're in for a bountiful dinner tonight with a tasting session at Core by Clare Smyth. At the first restaurant opened by Clare Smyth, the first three-Michelin-starred female British chef in history, you can expect top-notch food and service. The informal fine dining restaurant that opened in late 2017 focuses on natural and sustainable food that isn't only pleasing to the eyes but also to the palate. A full and satisfied stomach signals the end of your first day in London.
Day 2 -- MorningThe early bird catches the worm! Today, you have a choice to either grab breakfast at one of the city's most famous foodie haunts, the bustling Borough Market where a smorgasbord of stores selling an array of delicious treats reside, or to indulge in a sweet treat at Violet Cakes, the bakery that is bound to experience a meteoric rise in popularity in the near future with its reputation as the creator of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake.After a bright start to your day, you might like to either pop by Westminister Abbey or continue museum-hopping with a visit to the Royal Academy of Arts. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries will be opening at the former in June for the first time in 700 years with key items such as England's oldest surviving altarpiece and Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal marriage license on display, while the latter will be commemorating its 250th anniversary with an expansion into Burlington Gardens and the opening of a new Collections Gallery where works from Michelangelo and Giampietrino can be admired.
Day 2 -- AfternoonAfter a fun-filled morning, settle down for a restful lunch at Berners Tavern. Conceptualised by Michelin-starred chef James Atherton, the restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine put together with locally sourced ingredients. With dishes such as chargrilled Scottish beef and Lake District Farmers rump of lamb on the menu, you know that you'll be getting a taste of real English food. Avid shoppers will have already discovered that London is their paradise. From high fashion to mass market and quirky one-of-a-kind stores, the city is home to them all. Head to Oxford Street, one of the continent's most well-known shopping areas, and indulge in your hobby to your heart's content. This is also a great place to pick up souvenirs for your loved ones back home!
Day 2 -- EveningGet an early start to your evening and watch the sunset during your dinner at one of the city's hottest establishments, Duck and Waffle. Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, the restaurant offers incredible views of London's skyline. Try out the signature duck and waffle dish and relax with a refreshing tipple.You can't leave London without catching one of the popular West End musicals that play such a huge part in creating its vibrant cultural scene. Opt for the classic favourite, "Wicked", which offers a fun twist on "The Wizard of Oz" tale, the cheeky satirical pick "The Book of Mormon", or for any other show that catches your fancy. The immersive singing and dancing performances will bring your trip to the perfect close.Your interlude at London may have come to an end but your exciting journeys to other lands have just begun.
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