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Holidays by Car in Europe for the Independent Motorist.

Welcome to the Testimonials page - see what our customers say about their self-drive holidays.

Nice things peole say!

Since the launch of our web site in January 1999 we have arranged over 17,500 holidays. Below are just some of the testimonials we have received by email or in response to our Holiday Satisfaction questionnaire, prior to the launch of out new website.

We launched our new website in September 2007. We no longer arrange your holiday for you. When we started, back in the internet dark ages, few travel companies were able to offer online booking. Now, of course, everyone does.

And, following in the footsteps of the low-cost airlines, ferry companies and hotels all offer fluid pricing, so the very best prices can now be found by booking direct. We find we can no longer compete with these prices, so we have developed our website as a portal for driving holidays in Europe.

You will find links to all the major ferry companies, Eurotunnel and Eurostar booking facilities. We have partnered with Active Hotels to offer you one of the best selection of hotels in Europe, all available instantly online, as well as continuing to offer thousands of holiday homes, apartments and cottages through our partner Interhome.

So please take advantage of the Drive-Alive website to book everything for your driving holiday in Europe. Your bookings will be with the respective providers of transport, accommodation, car hire, etc, not with Drive-Alive.

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Satisfied Customers! Their unedited testimonials.

Hi Steve, Just a quick thanx for your help in sorting our bike trip to France. Ferry and hotels all as requested, all we had to do was turn up. Will use you again next time. Regards, John Matthews.

Rebecca, could I just say 'thank you' to you and your colleagues. We've just returned from a few days in Rouen. Our booking was handled efficiently, as always. The hotel was perfect for what we wanted and we seemed to have a suite, which we were not expecting. The Euro tunnel booking went without hitch and, all in all, we had an excellent time - doubly happy because you saved us some cash. Keep up the good work. Regards, Charlie Garratt.

Dear Patrick and the team at Drive-alive, On behalf of our group I would like to thank you for help in organising our trip. Both the hotels (the Kyriad in Evereux and The Mercure in Deauville were fantastic) we especially liked Deauville- what a beautiful town! I had never used your service before but i will be sorting out next years trip with you for sure. The ease of booking with you was a great relief and nothing was too much trouble - I shall be recommending you to all our friends. Well done and keep up the great work.
Best Wishes; Mrs Terry.

Hi there, This is just a quick message of thanks for arranging our holiday in Paris last week ( 20 - 24 feb). A great time was had by us all, the hotel was fantastic, with great food and very helpful staff. If we decide to take another short break in France your company will be the first we come to. Once again thanks. Yours greatfully, Mr & Mrs Pendlebury (and kids)


Another excellent short break many thanks. Mr and Mrs Lewis

We had a lovely holiday and we will certainly use Drive Alive again. Thank you. Mr and Mrs Butterwick

I would recommend this way of doing business to anyone planning a channel hop Merci Mr and Mrs Feely

Once again Drive Alive has given us a brilliant weekend, Even the weather was excellent for the time of year (did u organize that as well?) Well done and thank you. Mr and Mrs Payne

We have used the Web site a few times now, and have not been disappointed at all. We had a lovely holiday and found the hotel (Ibis Dieppe Val Druel, Normandy East) to be one of the best Ibis in France so far. Very friendly and clean. Thanks very much. Mr and Mrs Myshrall

This was the first time we had booked a holiday on the internet, and we were very impressed. everything was made VERY easy for us! Thank you Mr Oram

Many thanks for making this our first trip via Eurotunnel so enjoyable... Mr and Mrs Groom

The holiday from start to finish was excellent. Easy to book, pay for and we had a fantastic time. The people were lovely who owned the cottage (B8610/200), it was very clean and tidy, and they gave us maps of the area and helped show us best places to go. Very well recommended, thank you. Mr and Mrs Langley

A fantastic service from start to finish. Thank you very much, I will recommend your company to others. Mr Dale and Miss Francis

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Hotel del Oso, (Potes in northern Spain) is one of the best hotels I have ever visited, friendly, professional, welcoming, good food, housekeeping par excellence. I will go there again Mr Goddin

The whole process was very straight forward and the Hotel voucher system worked very well. We were delighted with the holiday and our bespoke tour of 6 countries in a fortnight was made exceptionally easy. Mr and Mrs Bodecott

The usual high standard, and we look forward to booking with you again. Thanks for everything Mr and Mrs Mills

We had a fantastic time, and would thoroughly recommend anyone to use Drive Alive, thanks for helping to create a wonderful trip! Ms Massey and Mr Madeley

Thanks for arranging yet another value for money travel and accommodation package. Mr and Mrs Kent

Our second holiday arranged by drive-alive, and we could not be more pleased with the whole experience. The hotel was first class, the service excellent, and there were no hitches at all. Will be booking another trip very soon. Wouldn't go with any other company when driving in Europe now. Many thanks. Mr and Mrs Finn

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Lovely Chateau (Chteau du Landel, Bzancourt, near Rouen) - owner was very pleasant and patient with our not so brilliant French . Facilities overall at Chateau were better than described. Very good quality tennis court. Ambience was tranquil and elegant yet homely. Would recommend it to any one else. Mr and Mrs Smith

Fantastic - would use again and have already recommended Drive Alive! Mr Millard and Mrs Simmons

Great hotel right in the town centre of Brussels (Ibis Brussels off Grand'Place), clean, comfortable and car park right next door could not have asked for better. Mr and Mrs Payne

Super holiday have already recommended to lots of friends. Booking a holiday with Drive Alive was fun and so easy. Everything and more we got out of this holiday "Fantastic" Mr and Mrs Brough

Second year we have booked our skiing holiday through you and it has been well planned and turned out to be an excellent holiday. Many thanks Mr and Mrs Condie

I have used you several times and yours service has always been very good. I will certainly use you for future trips. Mr and Mrs Calway

Overall very pleased & impressed with your service, The ease by which the holiday can be `built' on line very excellent & the smoothness of the whole deal. Many Thanks. Mr and Mrs Souch

Rebecca, Sorry to say holiday is now over. We had a brilliant break , everything went as smooth as silk. Brilliant sunshine all week, a bit cool and down to -15 degrees at night. Thanks for your assistance once again Ivan Foster

Fantastic service, excellent hotels (especially Ibis Avranches Baie du Mont-St-Michel who were fantastic. We arrived at 10pm as we had a bad journey but they still allowed us to use the restaurant where we had a fantastic meal. I will definitely recommend drive-alive to others. Mr and Mrs Downton

Had a wonderful weekend that had no complication involved, all was very straight forward and everything ran very smoothly, many thanks Mr and Mrs Eve

The Hotel Columbus was excellent, rooms were huge and very comfortable. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were brilliant. Will definately recommend and we will be returning there the next time we go to antwerpe. Many thanks for a lovely weekend. Mr and Mrs Payne

A very efficient service which I will hope to use again and to recommend to friends. Mrs Heaton

Very pleased with your excellent service, have used several times and cant fault it. Will use again without question. Mr and Mrs Hardacre

Great, second break we have booked via Drive alive and we will be back again Mr and Mrs West

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We booked our holiday at very short notice, but the service we received from Rachel was incredible and it was brilliant that everything was paid for before we left. Thank you very much. We shall undoubtedly use your service again. Mr and Mrs Elmont

This is the first time we have booked a holiday using the internet, and we found the whole process easier than using a travel agent. We would thoroughly recommend this company, and will use them again. We couldn't believe how simple it all was, and being able to go where and when WE wanted, was excellent. Mr and Mrs Reilly

This is the second trip we have arranged through Drive Alive, both have been excellent in all aspects. I stumbled across your web site two years ago when directed by P&O ferries, and non of my friends and associates had heard of your company and its services. They know about you now. Thanks for taking the pain out of DIY holidays. Best Wishes Mr and Mrs Elmer

Thank you. We had a most enjoyable weekend. Kind regards Mr and Mrs Sharma

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This is the second time we have used drive-alive and we are very pleased with the service. The Hotel Prinsenhof, in Brugge was delightful. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and the hotel itself was absolutely charming and very comfortable. The buffet breakfast was excellent. We will definitely visit the hotel again. Mr and Mrs Judge

Had a brilliant 2 weeks. One day of rain. Would recommend to anyone. Hoping to go back next year (Campsite - Playa d'Aro, Costa Brava). Mr and Mrs Ifould

My wife and myself had an excellent break with everything going as planned or better, ie earlier ferries. I would definitely use your service again and also have no problem in recommending it to others. Thank you, Mr and Mrs Callaway

Excellent service. Well done! Will definitely recommend and use your service again. Mr Ainsworth and Miss Deakin

Efficient and value for money as always, will certainly be continuing to use you. Mr and Mrs Egerton

To say I stumbled across your company, I can only say everything you did was 1st class and I will be using you and telling friends about your company. Thanks very much. Mr and Mrs Ayton

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