Bernadette Dunn

New Haven, CT

What destination(s) did you visit?:

What made you want to travel to Scotland?:
“This was our 3rd Tenon Tour to Scotland. We chose this destination for 3 reasons: we love Scotland, we wished to show our Son my ancestral homes, and we wanted him to see, and play golf, at St. Andrews and Carnoustie”

Who did you travel with this time?:
“My husband Paul and I have been married for 55 years. We have 3 sons, including Brendan who accompanied us, and 6 Grandchildren. We love to travel.”

Bernadette's son, Brenden, at Old Course!

Bernadette’s son, Brendan, at Old Course!

Where were the top 3 places to visit on your wish list? Did they meet/beat your expectations?:

“Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Carnoustie. In Edinburgh our wish list included Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Holyrood Castle. We made it to all of these sights and they exceeded our expectations, as we thought they would.”

What was the best part about your vacation?:
“Touring both Edinburgh and Glascow on the Hop-on Hop-off buses. The train ride to and from Edinburgh and Glascow. The freedom to tour the countryside in our rental car, and the hotels. I’m certain that the best part of Brendan’s vacation was playing golf on the 2 championship courses.”

Why did you choose Tenon Tours? What advantages did you have booking with Tenon Tours?:

“This was our 3rd trip planned by Tenon, and we have always been pleased with their planning and service. Our biggest advantage with booking with Tenon was our previous experiences with them.”

Anything to add about your personal sales representative?:

“We cannot say enough about Stephanie and the other Tenon reps that assisted us. She listens very carefully to our desires, intuitively knows what we might like, makes helpful and thoughtful suggestions, and plans in a way that exceeds our expectations. The hand-off between sales and service was transparent; with Molly and Alanna being equally helpful.”

Bernadette and her husband Paul in front of Edinburgh Castle!

Bernadette and her husband Paul in front of Edinburgh Castle!

Do you wish you prepared better for any specific part of the trip?:

“No, we were well prepared by both the Tenon reps and our previous experiences.”

Any advice about the weather?:

“Be prepared for a range of weather experiences. Wear layers and comfortable shoes.”

Did travel insurance come in handy for you?:
“We did purchase travel insurance. It came in handy by providing us with peace of mind. Fortunately, we did not have a requirement to use it.”

Tell us about any new friends you may have met along the way.:

“We met a couple from CT in St. Andrews, who turned out to be acquainted with our current neighbors and friends. Small world!”

Robertson- Bernadette's maiden name and ancestral roots!

Robertson- Bernadette’s maiden name and ancestral roots!

What are your favorite souvenirs you brought home?:

“The souvenirs which reminded us of the places we visited, and especially anything which displayed the various Robertson tartans. My maiden name is Robertson.”

Were there any unplanned parts of your trip that wound up turning into one of your favorite travel stories?:
“A visit to Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the Queen Mother.”

What destination is next on your list?:

“We would love a return trip to Ireland.”

Please feel free to add any extra experiences, tips, notes, advice or stories you may have.:

“We were thrilled to see our son tee off at St Andrews and Carnoustie. Also, the opportunity to have my picture taken with my son in front of my ancestral locations.”

Thank you Bernadette! We look forward to working with you again in the future! šŸ™‚

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