Collette Tours recently invited 34 Australian travel advisors on a seven-day famil to sample the diversity of this fascinating country, including TravelManagers’ Erryn Morris and Alison Parker
The personal travel managers (PTMs), from Gooseberry Hill and Swan View, WA, respectively, explore the small country of big contrasts: steaming lava fields and vast glaciers, towering waterfalls and deep fjords, icy lakes and warm people.
Starting in the capital city, Reykjavík, the agents were accompanied by Collette Tours’ Brad Ellis and Diego Iraheta – Collette’s National Sales Manager Australia and Business Development Manager (Victoria & Tasmania), respectively.
“Collette Tours are a great way to see Iceland,” Alison Parker said.
“There are lots of inclusions, which is important in a destination that can be quite expensive, and we stayed at regional smaller hotels which served as a base for our sightseeing each day – an approach which is preferable to single night stays.”
Erryn Morris agreed that they had a terrific tour director.
“Guilia was young and vibrant, with a true affinity for Iceland. She was very knowledgeable about Iceland and its folkloric history, and she provided a fabulous insight into the country and its sights.”
Erryn also noted that her time in Iceland has given her a clear understanding of locations and distances, which will help her to ensure that her clients make the most of their time here.
“Iceland is far more diverse than I had imagined” she says, “and I was most impressed by its spectacular scenery and the ingenuity of the locals in harnessing its natural resources. Seven days really only skimmed the surface of what’s on offer, so I will recommend that my clients stretch their stay to ten to fourteen days, especially if they want to visit the northern region as well.”