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Northern Lights Huskies Tour 2021

Quo Vadis Holidays Reviews and Testimonials : Accommodation choices were spot on I thought.  All properties were in great locations for exploring on foot (the cities) and obviously Kakslauttanen and Sorrisniva were particular highlights.

All the drivers were superb – friendly, great drivers and all happy to do that bit extra for you/us to ensure things went smoothly. Miko (spelling?) from Rovaniemi was particularly memorable, I hope you’ll have the chance to work with him again.

Quite simply, there wasn’t anything that I came away wishing we’d done – you covered the lot. All excursions were high quality examples given there are obviously a number of operators offering similar experiences. I enjoyed your transparency around choice of excursions eg the reindeer ride. Highly recommend you retain the Santa Village reindeer!

Your thinking around which meals to include/exclude was spot on – included where alternatives were limited, superb highlight dinners (Sorrisniva, Viking dinner especially memorable), and also good to arrange the extra dinners (Stockholm meatballs and Zetor – ah the memories!)

Tim the whole trip was magnificent and absolutely a trip of a lifetime. Every aspect right from first communications pre-booking to the final farewell exudes your personal and professional investment in your business and your guests’ satisfaction.

Anna, Christchurch, NZ Feb 2020, “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

You are the perfect tour host… always getting things right for us. Hopefully I will  travel again with Quo Vadis. Possible Eastern Europe. My 3 best moment since 2012 are horse riding in Madagascar, watching 5 Arctic cubs playing somewhere above Svalbard and now  DOG SLEDDING!!!!  

Jenny, Sydney, Feb 2020, “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

Hi Tim
We can not thank you enough for our trip. We met up with friends yesterday and they said they have never seen us so excited on our return home from a trip.
It is the best trip I have ever done.
Keep up the good work Tim. I know you will keep tweaking your trips. That’s what you do. Always wanting the best for your clients.
You are a pleasure to travel with. And I hope we can do it again one day.
Take great care and travel safe.
Thank you again

Rick and Lorraine, Perth, Feb 2020, “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

You’ve done it again Tim!
Thank You for creating such an extraordinary trip! I’ve had an amazing time, & have done, seen & experienced many “1st’s” – Husky’s & Snow Mobiling; Northern Lights; & a Northern Hemisphere winter. I have loved every moment, but in particular – the beautiful Husky’s (I’m sure you’re surprised about that!); snow mobiling right up to the plateau; & the stunning Scandi backdrop & way of life. I will treasure this holiday forever.
It is fantastic to see you doing so well. You are an exceptional Tour Director who makes his guests feel very special by genuinely caring about everyone’s experience.
You deserve every success.
It has been wonderful to travel with you again, & I have no doubt there will be a No 4!

Megan, Sydney, Feb 2020, “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


2019 “Splendours of Scandinavia”


Tim, Thank-you for a wonderful trip. It was everything we hoped it would be and we will definitely be recommending Quo Vadis to all our friends!If I get my leave bid we will hopefully see you again for your Arctic Circle trip in 2021. All the best

Robyn and Rodney, Sydney, June 2019, “Splendours of Scandinavia”


Dear Tim, we were all so privileged to have been able to come on your “Splendours of Scandinavia” trip and have SUCH a fabulous time. Apart from having only ‘the best’ people on board!!!….and the ‘best weather’ …..This ONLY happened becoz you put in the ‘hard yards’ and went ‘above & beyond’.Whilst we respect & accept your suggestions of ‘no tips’….we have all decided that we would like you to ENJOY this voucher as a token of the time & effort and passion you oozed on this trip….every day you had a smile which emanated to us all….NOTHING was too much trouble…our memories & experiences leave us with so much joy.

Peter and Sue, WA, Peter and Julie, NSW, June 2019 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

Tim is an outstanding Tour Director and Guide.  He is passionate about his work and genuinely enjoys dealing with people.  He has an excellent knowledge of the places we travelled to;  he went out of his way, at all times, to make the trip special for his guests.  We would also make the comment that Tim went the ‘extra mile’ to enrich our experience  – i.e . tending to dietary requirements, sharing of photographs, celebrating special places with champagne, and celebrating birthdays/anniversaries.  We would recommend Quo Vadis Boutique Small Group Holidays, without hesitation, to anyone.

Gayle and Stewart, Canberra, June 2019, “Splendours of Scandinavia” 


Absolutely can endorse this trip. I too have just returned…amazing scenery with a company who give you time to yourself…take you to the most amazing places with local no extra cost…no hidden extras…and a small group…just do it”…you won’t be disappointed. Tim knows the places that tick all the boxes. 

Sue, WA, June 2019, “Splendours of Scandinavia”


Don’y just think about it, do it. I just did this tour and it was fantastic. Every day the trip got better

Leonie, NSW, June 2019. “Splendours of Scandinavia” 


“T’was a fabulous trip!)

Louise, Canberra, June 2019, “Splendours of Scandinavia”


2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras” Trips

Northern Lights Tour 2021 

Thank-You Tim for organising an absolute trip of a lifetime. We were fortunate enough to witness auroras on multiple nights but apart from that the accommodation, excursions and meals were amazing. Your excursions allowed us to experience Norway and the Arctic in its most magnificent glory and even though we experienced -36C degrees at one point, being dressed appropriately it was no hardship and only added to the adventure. For anyone wishing to experience being at one with nature on so many levels we highly recommend this tour.

Robyn and Graham, NZ, March 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


Hi Tim
Thanks for a wonderful tour of the Artic circle. Rob & I had a fabulous time . Getting the northern lights on so many nights was amazing.
Trust you will have a good break for a few days.
Lesley and Rob, NZ, March 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


Hi Tim
We don’t usually travel “on a tour” but thought it was a great way to fit in a lot of activities that we probably wouldn’t be able to on our own. The whole experience was awesome and stress free. Thanks Tim 🙂 P.S. You may see us on another “summer tour sometime!

Sue and family, Qld, Feb 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


I had a great time, thank you Tim for a fantastic holiday experience.

Wendy, NSW, February 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


A great trip Tim. I commend you for coming up with such a fun and interesting itinerary and included activities. You being such  a good bloke was a bonus! On reflection, even with the areas of concern I outlined above, it was our best ever tour, and to achieve that status is saying something given it was about #15 or so!

Colin, NSW, February 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


Hi Tim,

I want to thank you for a super holiday. All was perfect. It was very special, better than I dared to expect.
Thanks for arranging the tour and all the activities, as I said it was a variety of many winter activities.
I know it is such a lot of work to put it all together and then to arrange and confirm everything.
It looks so easy but it is not.
I had a great time therefore a BIG THANKS to you.
I will see some colleagues who are friends and will recommend your trip.

Wish you a lots of success and all the best for the future.

Warm regards, Veronica

Veronica, Netherlands, March 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


Hi Tim

I’m back at work already still buzzing from all I’ve seen and done in the last few weeks.

I just wanted to thank you again for putting together such a truly amazing experience. I think you
really nailed it from start to finish with this trip. I know mother nature gave us some pretty awesome
weather and conditions but even without the northern lights I still would have enjoyed every minute of it.

It’s probably just a case of the route we travelled but I thought the crescendo of activities really worked, just
when I thought i’d had the best experience possible, you’d back it up the next day with a new even better
activity. Tromso was so pretty, I thought that was a really great way to finish up the tour.

Jocelyn, WA, March 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


Hi Tim
Thanks for an amazing trip I had the best time,much more than I expected. Great photos, many many laughs, maybe we will see you on another amazing adventure.

Lyn, Qld, March 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


This was a real bucket list tour, I had the best time. Thank you Tim for making this trip what it was. You were always there if a bag needed carrying or just to help this oldie off the bus. Thanks again.

Shauna, Qld, February 2019 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”



2018 “Dalmatian Rhapsody” 


Is is very hard to imagine a trip that could be better planned and run above the level you supplied to us. The best organised trip we have been with on the many holiday tours we have been on over the years. Thanks Tim

Brian and Pierina, Vic, September 2018 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


Thank you so much for your Dalmatian Rhapsody holiday.
It truly was the holiday of a lifetime. Both Susan and I enjoyed ourselves immensely.It is impossible for me to recount the highlights because there simply were so many.
As you know I was born in Croatia and have lived most of my life in Australia.
Your tour gave me the opportunity to see the very best of what the Balkans have to offer.
And with World Heritage listed sites, world class facilities and the Riviera of the Adriatic has plenty to offer. Your Dalmatian Rhapsody tour covers it all and then some. Your tour was perfectly paced, not too fast and not too slow, with plenty of opportunity to relax when we wanted.
The group of people were super-friendly and made great effort to mingle. Once again, the tour surpassed all my expectations and I would highly recommend it to anybody.

Best regards, Jack and Susan

Jack and Susan, Vic/NSW, September 2018 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


Fabulous trip. Cathy and I had a great time and a very enjoyable trip. We hope to travel with you again soon. Best wishes.

Todd and Cathy, USA, September 2018 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


Thank-you for the most enjoyable trip I have ever been on. So well organised and fascinating places visited. I could not fault it in any way whatsoever. Best wishes

Ros, QLD, September 2018 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


This is a well-organised and interesting tour with many highlights. Travel was always comfortable in roomy coaches and the cruise was certainly a relaxing highlight.  Tim worked hard top optimise the experience for each guest. His communication before and during the tour was excellent. He is very personable and very professional and calm under pressure. Local guides were well chosen and really enhanced each visit. We appreciated staying in centrally located hotels. The tour included a good variety of interesting activities. Highlights were Plitvice lakes, Lakes Bled and Bohinj, Kotor, Sarajevo Tunnel and Tito Bunker and Kumrovec village. The itinerary is what initially “sold”  this tour for us. We appreciated the gentle pace, later starts, two night stays, cruise into middle and above all the choice of places to visit. For example the inclusion of Slovenia and Montenegro as well as Mostar and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Since thanks Tim from Susan and Keith 

Susan and Keith, VIC, September 2018 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


2018 “Splendours of  Scandinaivia” 


Have really enjoyed the trip with you Tim, glad I surfed the internet looking for something different.
Robyn and Brian, NZ, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

What a wonderfully organised and exciting trip we have had. Thank you so much!
Peter , Victoria, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

Tim the Younger, a great Captain, we’ve had a lot of fun and smooth sailing. Thanks , “Tim the Elder”
Tim , Victoria, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

To our awesome First-in-charge. Another wonderful adventure. Can’t thank you enough.
Michael , Victoria, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

Thanks Tim, Amazing, far beyond my expectations.
Patsy , Victoria, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

Hey Tim, what a wonderful trip – thank you
Peter and Rhonda , Victoria, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

A wonderfully organised happy trip, thank-you
Roger and Geraldine , NZ, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”

Thanks for a really memorable holiday and a great time
Denis and Sharon , Queensland, June 2018 “Splendours of Scandinavia”


2018 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

Northern Lights Alta Tour 2021

Thank-you so much for hosting a wonderful tour, it was truly amazing – every day.It was a wonderful trip, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a great group of people.
I hope your tours next year are blessed with the wonderful weather we experienced and of course, get those amazing Northern Lights.
Tracey and Adrian, West Australia, Feb 2018 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

An incredible trip – loved every minute – definitely recommend it!!!!
Michael, Sydney, Feb 2018 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

The Auroras & Arctic Circle tour was incredible! The scenery, the activities, the sunsets – all brought together by the meticulous planning and thoughtfulness of Tim. I had the most amazing time – so brilliant I am already planning a return visit!
Justine, London, Feb 2018 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”

Had a most fantastic time and the lights were spectacular. First time we have been on an actual tour (we usually just book and travel to our own itinerary). Would definitely recommend. The activities were fantastic and there was also enough free time to feel like you could explore on your own. The days were not so full on that your head spun and you could truly appreciate the locations. Very organized.

Jenny and Jack, Melbourne, Feb 2018 “Arctic Circle and Auroras”


2017 “Dalmatian Rhapsody” 

Dalmatian Rhapsody Tour with Quo Vadis in 2017 was exceptional. Visiting beautiful cities sailing the Dalmatian Coast with so much history great food fun and company.
Laraine, Australia, Sept 2017 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


With thanks for everything you do to make my holiday a wonderful adventure. Looking forward to travelling with you in 2019 to Russia. Best wishes,
Denise P, Australia, Sept 2017 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


Another amazing and wonderful adventure. Thank-you SO much. I will look forward to hearing about Russia for 2019. With very best wishes,
Denise B, Australia, Sept 2017 “Dalmatian Rhapsody”


2016 “Majestic Scandinavia”

Dear Tim,

It’s been fantastic travelling with you. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour. the pace, locations, hotels and city guides have all been perfect. Hopefully we can travel with you again. “Tusen tak”
Melinda & Stephen, Australia, June 2016 “Majestic Scandinavia”

Dear Tim,

With all the tours we have taken you are the best tour guide ever. Best wishes
Tony & Lorel, Australia, June 2016 “Majestic Scandinavia”


Thank-you so much for a truly amazing adventure. Wonderful memories. All the best to you
Denise B, Australia, June 2016 “Majestic Scandinavia”


2015 “Scandinavian Dream”


Thanks for a brilliant tour. Looking forward to the next trip.
Jenny & Ray, Australia, June 2015 “Scandinavian Dream”


The absolute best tour ever. Thanks for the great holiday. All the best.
June, Australia, June 2015 “Scandinavian Dream”


It has been a great trip, superbly organised.
Les & Merrill, Australia, June 2015 “Scandinavian Dream”


Wonderful tour Tim, tanks for all your assistance, great information & helpful tips. Hope one day to do another tour, Many thanks and kind regards.
Carol, Australia, June 2015 “Scandinavian Dream”


2015 “Dalmatia Explorer”


Dear Tim,

Many thanks again for another beautiful holiday! This trip was a perfect way to relax and see & visit many beautiful & interesting sights & places. I really hope many other people can continue to enjoy your “tours, as the design & concept is perfect. Your commitment, passion & drive is evident every day, & as a guest these qualities are very meaningful & appreciated.
Megan, Australia, Sept 2015 “Dalmatia Explorer”

Dear Tim,

Thank you for your expertise and hospitality during our Dalmatia Explorer. As you know big groups are not my thing so it was great to travel as a small group & enjoy so many fabulous experiences together. I am sure as word gets out about this trip it will be “the thing to do”. Thanks again, loved every minute.
Alison, Australia, Sept 2015 “Dalmatia Explorer”

Dear Tim,

Thank you so much for having me on tour (or holiday) and for making it such a wonderful seamless experience. I really appreciate you going out of your way to ensure we had the best time. It was a fantastic itinerary and it exceeded all my expectations. Zivelji!
Kate, Australia, Sept 2015 “Dalmatia Explorer”


2013/2014 “European Aperitif”

…There are too many highlights to mention them all; islands with vintage chateaus, to which you could only get to by boat, medieval towns, butcher shops in Italy that want to serve you wine and lunch, wine tasting in the most exclusive Dom Perignon cellars and Chianti vineyards in the thick of Tuscan villages….Tim offered late starts and lots of free time to do as you please, shorter coach drives and longer stops, only one hotel out of nine was for one night only, perfect… (for the full review please visit:
Lisa, Australia, July 2014 “European Aperitif” 

Dear Tim,
Thank-you so very much for making this holiday so incredibly amazing. There are so many wonderful highlights I will cherish always. The design of the tour, the itinerary you chose, your passion to ensure we saw so many unique places and your constant presence and availability was outstanding. This trip/tour was way beyond my expectations. You are truly gifted at what you do.
Megan, Australia, June 2014 “European Aperitif”

Dear Tim,
A great balance of free time and organised activities. As a “first timer” of organised touring the bar has been set high!!

Alison and Matthew, Australia, June 2014 “Dalmatia Explorer”

Dear Tim,
The design of the tour was great in that it enabled a good balance between organised activities & free time; decent length of stay in each place; & variety of transport methods. You arranged high quality tour guides which was very much appreciated and enhanced the experience. The quality of the hotels was excellent, and as a 40 something who works hard this is an important factor when looking at holidays. Your involvement & availability was outstanding, and clearly you are excellent at what you do.

Megan, Australia, July 2014 “European Aperitif”

Dear Tim,
I have just finished 21 days with Quo Vadis Holidays and Tim. I would like to say if you want to see some amazing places and do some amazing things, don’t wait, book, do it, one word, amazing. Thanks again Tim

Cherelle, Australia, July 2013 “European Aperitif”

Well “Timski”,
A tour well executed by you. So congratulations on being so dedicated to delivering beyond expectations!!Best wishes for your QVH success.

Don and Brenda, Australia, September 2013 “Russia and Scandinavia”

Hi Tim,
The European holiday with you was truly one of the best we have ever experienced in all aspects. We talk about it all the time. It was truly amazing.

Maria and Gordon, Sth Africa, October 2013 “European Aperitif”

Hi Tim,
Wanted to say thank you for the fabulous tour your effort and organisation was much appreciated.

Angela, Australia, September 2013 “European Aperitif”

Dear Tim,
It’s been a magic holiday Tim. Thanks to all your hard work, amazing personality and knowledge.I look forward to another holiday with you as Tour Director.

Colleen, Australia, September 2013 “European Aperitif”

Words will never adequately express our grateful thanks for all that you have done for Margaret and I personally and for how you have made our tour so enjoyable.

Ross and Margaret, Australia, September 2013 “Russia and Scandinavia” 

Dear Tim,
Thank you for making our trip memorable.

Barb and Bill, Australia, June 2012 

Dear Tim,
Have really enjoyed the tour, you have worked really hard for us and it is greatly appreciated.

Maureen, New Zealand, June 2012

Dear Tim,
We really appreciate all your help and knowledge in showing us our first glimpse of Europe. We will return!

Ants and Chrissy, New Zealand, June 2012.

Thanks for a wonderful three weeks in Europe. What a great experience and holiday.
David and Antoinette, Australia, June 2012

Of the three tour guides we’ve had you have been the best. All the best for the future. Hope you’re our guide again one day.
Jen and Jack, 2008

I couldn’t have asked for a better Tour Manager, you were great. I’ll be sure to pass on your stories and facts to my friends at home!

Tuulia, Australia, 2004

Dear Tim,
“T- Tops, I-Industrious, M-Meticulous, Outstanding Attention to detail, T-Tactful, H-Helpful, Y-Yarn teller”
Thank-you for making what could have been a tiring journey into an interesting adventure. We have learnt that a Tour Director can make or break a tour – you certainly made ours! Let us know about your future tours – we’d like to join you again.

John and Jean, Australia, 2008

I wish to express our grateful thanks for all that you have done to make our trip so enjoyable. The manner in which you have carried out your duties has been of the highest order. Your wide knowledge of countries and cultures and your ability to convey that in a concise and at times most entertaining manner has been appreciated. Your sense of humour and friendly nature has ensure that all tour members have been receptive to your directions creating friendly banter and goodwill and have led to a most harmonious group bringing added joy to our adventure.

Ross and Margaret, Australia, 2008

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