Reviews

It was a great trip. Patty designed our travel so there were three hours at the mall, plenty of time to have lunch as well as shop. Patty is a great hostess, offering water and snacks during the bus ride. I look forward to my next trip by Patty.
MF
We had a wonderful time.....love traveling with Patty......Can't wait for our next adventure. Thank you Patty and crew, Maureen
A wonderful shopping trip. I always have a great time on Trips by Patti. And I will continue to take her trips.
We all had a wonderful time, even with the rain. The tours were very interesting, especially the Gullah tour, which was very eye opening. I lived in the area for three years and had no clue about the history of Beaufort. Patty is a GEM!
My husband and I enjoyed Beaufort SC. We met great people on the bus trip, laughed a lot, enjoyed dining at local restaurants, and learned some History. The accomodations were comfortable and a great location close to Downtown Beaufort. Patty always is well organized an ensures her travelers are happy, comfortable, and are enjoying the traveling experience.
Patty, as usual, we had a fantastic time in Beaufort, SC. It was very educational as well as entertaining. The accommodations were exceptionally nice and the meals provided were delicious. Snacks and water on the bus are always appreciated but the movie on our return trip made it feel shorter. Thank you again and see you soon! John and Mary Ellen Russell
Really enjoyed visiting New Bern and watching the musical. The city is beautiful and we will definitely return to do more exploring. Many thanks to Patty for arranging this trip.
By Regina Ross for Honour, The Musical on 5 Feb, 20
We had a relaxing trip. Had time for a very good lunch and some fun shops. The play was interesting. I enjoyed learning about that time in history.
By Verona Whipple for Honour, The Musical on 28 Jan, 20
For me, there was not enough information given about the house and the man that built it. We spent the better part of two days in the bus traveling and only spent about two hours touring the house. And for me, but not my wife, there was way too much time allotted for shopping. I can appreciate those who enjoyed the Downton Abbey display, but I had not watched the tv show and would much rather spent time in the Biltmore house or on the grounds. I did get some information from photographs and writings on the wall of the hotel and from the lecture in the church in the village. But, with so much to learn, I did not think we allocated our time efficiently. Jim Gunther
By Jim Gunther for Christmas at Biltmore on 13 Jan, 20
We had a great time. Very organized and the lights were terrific.
This trip was alot of fun. Patty did a great job organizing this event. Looking forward to another trip in 2020.
This was a fun trip. We had a great time with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Mike's Farm. Patty did a great job organizing this trip for us!
A fun experience. We would definitely go again. The southern cooking was plentiful and delicious. We were excited to see a patriotic and religious light show. A great family outing.
Fabulous! Magical lights, wonderful people and organized.
We had a wonderful time. The trip was well organized and the transportation very comfortable and clean. Have never been to the Brookgreen gardens so going to the Night of a Thousand Candles was an incredibly beautiful experience. Patty does a wonderful job of keeping everyone informed. Thank you.
Great trip! Patty was great, the bus was comfortable, the venue was beautiful and the food was tasty! We will be booking more trips with Patty!
Patty is a wonderful guide. She is very attentive and ensures everyone's needs are met. I had a great time. The Downton Abbey exhibits were wonderful as was touring the mansion in the evening. There was also downtime to go off on your own which I appreciated.
It was a wonderful trip. Everything at Biltmore was fabulous, the candlelight tour, Antler Hill, The Stable and Downton Abby. My only suggestions for improvement would be to make sure we have enough time to visit the conservatory, Arriving on a Sunday left us with nothing to do for that day except eat. Looking forward to my next trip!
We really enjoyed the trip. Nice hotel near center of town. Biltmore was beautiful. I don't feel like we had enough time at dinner (only one hour) before we were due in the candle light tour. Also I wish Patty would have allowed everyone to introduce themselves to the group. Just because we all live in Compass Pointe does not mean we all know each other.
Thanks again to Patty on leading Compass Pointe residents on another fun trip! We enjoyed the “comfort food” dinner and the gift shop and new NC products store. The hayride through the property was lots of fun with carols and a most impressive display of holiday lighting. Great job, Patty and our bus driver!
We had an exceptional experience, we are looking to go back next year because everything was so good
We had a wonderful time at the Biltmore. Patty our guide was amazing. Accommodations were great as the bus driver and his wife. Thank you & Merry Christmas.
We had a great time wonderful people delicious food and an overall great experience! Patty does a fantastic job every time! Lots of fun!
Really well planned trip. Excellent choices made for places to eat and hotel. Patty is very personable and we look forward to another trip with her soon! Ronni and Bill Dunmire
Excellent accommodations, Patty took care of all the details
Patty arranged a great experience. The bus was new and very comfortable. We had an excellent bus driver, which was good because the trip home was in very bad weather. The Van Gogh exhibit was impressive. Patty recommended several restaurants for dinner. We were very pleased with our choice. Our hotel was clean and beautiful. Patty arranged two lunches for us that were quite delicious. All in all, it was a great trip. I plan to travel with her again.
We had a good time the bus ride was comfy and the museum was wonderful. The hotel needed updating in the rooms but breakfast was very good. Enjoyed the tour but our guide seemed a little addled and it seemed rushed. The plantation was very interesting. Lots of food restaurant options around the hotel. Overall a good trip.
Despite the less than ideal weather, this trip was very nice, interesting and informative. Patty was attentive & personable, making sure that everyone was comfortable and that everything ran smoothly. I liked the trip so well that I've signed up for the March one.
MS
Loved the trip. Patty had everything planned so well. Great transportation, good food and wonderful tours. Eager to take another trip with Patty.
While the weather was not very good, the trip was wonderful. The transportation was very comfortable and Patty was very generous with water and snacks. The exhibit was very informative, narrated by a very competent guide. The meals that were included, except the breakfast at the hotel, were also very enjoyable. I look forward to another trip!
Had a great time on Columbia trip. Was very impressed with the city. Larger than Wilmington, smaller than Raleigh. The perfect size. Historic downtown quite nice. Lots of restaurants. State capital. Home to U of SC. Was a little disappointed in the Van Gogh exhibit. Of course, it is extremely difficult to obtain original Van Gogh’s. But was a good try. Better than no exhibit at all. Loved the new bus.
It was a great two-day trip to Columbia, SC primarily to view the Van Gogh exhibit. at the Columbia Art Museum. We had a docent-led tour which was helpful, but our docent I would only rate as a "B". Our included meals were both very good, as was the bus tour of the city and the tour of the historic Hampton-Palmer House. Always a good mix of attractions/activities and free time. Patty always provides snacks and water on the bus ride which is most welcome. She also solicits our feedback which I appreciate.
It was a wonderful trip ( as usual). Patty is great.
This was a very nice trip. New Bus!! Great travel companions, and the garden tour was excellent. Garden is beautiful and it's nice to know some of the history of the Duke family. The pottery is unbelievable.....such talent! Patty is very accommodating and thoughtful....plenty of water and snacks were provided. Can't wait for the next WNC trip with Patty. Thank you Betty Crawford
Patty is a treasure! So thoughtful, knowledgeable, and considerate of her travelers. We had a great time!
Wonderful day trip. New clean bus. Timely trip and site worth going to
We had a very enjoyable trip with good people, good food and the bus was very comfortable.
It was a very relaxing ,nice trip. Only on and off bus a couple of times. Good food options. Good shopping. All great!
I had a wonderful time on this trip. It was very well organized and the content interesting and fun. I would definitely go on another trip with you, you were delightful.
We had a fantastic time. The winery’s were great the food was awesome Patty & the bus driver were so nice. Patty was so knowledgeable about the areas we were in which made it easier for us to decide what to do. The people on the bus was great to travel with & had a fun time with them. I would give a 5 star rating. Ginny Zeno
So much fun in Yadkin Valley. A real bit of Americana. Had a great time. Thanks.
We had a great time. Accommodations were excellent. The flow from winery to winery was seamless and we felt very relaxed and had fun sampling all the wines. Patty's trips will be a definite in our future plans.
Fantastic Time well ran and bus was awesome .... One possible change maybe only tour 2 wineries on day one lol
Had a great time. Very informative. Comfortable bus and great drivers.
As always when traveling with Patty we had a great time. The day is always well planned. I look forward to taking more trips with Patty. Thanks Patty
The trip was a great day at Brookgreen Gardens. Bus ride was comfortable and on time. The guided tour, lunch and optional afternoon pontoon boat excursion were all fun.
well planned, comfortable and fair price. Would do it again!
The park was huge. If able, would have been nice to drive through the whole park.
I had a great time. Will take this trip again next year. Thank you for a wonderful day.
MF
We had a wonderful time .....can not wait until our next trip with Patty.....
We had a wonderful trip. Patty did a wonderful job. She's the best!!!
Great trip. Well planned. Felt well taken care of.
Patty does such a good job researching and planning these trips. She makes it a joy to travel with her. Thanks for a fun trip.
SO
I love “Trips by Patty” and have been on many trips. Airfields didn’t disappoint. I had a great day with enough time to enjoy the exhibits and the town of Lake City, SC. Patty is the perfect travel guide. She is full of knowledge and will always be on hand for questions and snacks. Patty is wonderful and I’m looking forward to enjoying many more trips with her.
I had the best time seeing all the arts and visiting the town of Lake City! What a little hidden gem! Great food and boutiques to shop in also! The trip down and back home was delightful! Can’t wait for next trip!!!
Fun time had by all. Very nice historical town. Great to see artwork displayed in businesses. The Botanical Gardens was very vibrant with different plants. Vicky & Paul C.
Nice trip, plenty of places to eat and shop. Patty was a great hostess.
We had a great time! Well organized trip, on time, clean, comfortable bus. I don’t see any way it could have been better. Also, great weather! Looking forward to another trip....
Patty had everything arranged perfectly and all of our travel and entertainment needs were certainly met. Her skill was evident in the way she foresaw most conditions and handled everything very well. I would certainly travel with her again!
Patty showed us a very good time and was so organized. One of our group was pretty badly injured and I felt Patty should have taken a more active role in looking after her. Other than that it was a great trip.
BB
Enjoyed Clark's on the way to Savannah! Embassy Suite accommodations were very comfortable, clean, and quiet! Enjoyed selections for breakfast and for the afternoon receptions. Dinner at the Rue was delicious. Dinner at Vics on the River was fun. Trolley tour was very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed the squares and visiting shops as well as Pin Point. Would like to visit Mercer House,Telfaire or Jetson. Would be pretty to see Savannah in the spring! Thanks for making it such a pleasant trip for all of us! Keep me posted on future trips! Thank you so much!
It was a great, fun trip .... Patty was a wonderful host and guide - took care of us, made great meal, tour and accommodations reservations - I would definitely recommend her and this tour.
I had a great time on this trip. Truly enjoyed the Prohibition museum and Pinpoint museum the most. Thank you.
Patty did a great job organizing our excursions, making sure we were well-provided for and comfortable. I would definitely book another trip with Patty.
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Savannah with Patty! She was so enjoyable and despite the rain, I had a great time! The women who made the trip were a lot of fun! I will definitely travel with her again!
Comfortable and relaxing bus trip. Ratio of scheduled to open times worked out well. Though another day would have been good. Hotel room was extremely nice. Breakfast buffets and dinner at the hotel was very good. Siteseeing selections were perfect and varied. The two group meals were good considering how large the group was. As always, Patty planned well and did a great job of taking care of everybody. Glad I went.!!
Patty did a great job. Everything was well organized. She managed all 46 of us expertly with humor and grace. Only suggestion we made was that the trip to Savannah should be 4 days instead of 3. That would allow for 2 full days in Savannah.
By Jeanne Login for Discovering Savannah on 25 Feb, 19
Great trip. Probably could have added another day to provide enough time to see everything.
By Karen Sagett for Discovering Savannah on 24 Feb, 19
Savannah was as charming as ever — with beautiful live oak trees with Spanish moss & gardens. The Embassy Suites was a lovely hotel with a great location & terrific breakfast. The trolley tour provided a good over view of the city & it ‘s history. I enjoyed touring the Pin Point Heritage Center & learning more about the Gullah people. Patty always does a great job organizing the trips & it is a pleasure to travel with her. ( my 5 th trip !).
By Linda Ogden for Discovering Savannah on 24 Feb, 19
This was a fun and well organized trip. Patty had a variety of drinks and snacks for the bus ride. All her arrangements went smoothly. Dinner at Vic’s on the River was very nice and the Prohibition Museum was fun. We really could have used another day in Savannah to do more sightseeing. It was a lot of time on the bus.
For the amount of travel time, would have liked to spend 3 nights . Was hoping that there would be a break in the weather.
By Karen Small for Discovering Savannah on 23 Feb, 19
Despite the rain we had a great time. Lovely hotel, well situated, Interesting "off the beaten track " tours. Patty goes all out every time!
This was a fun trip and truly enjoyed. I would not include the dinner , but that is just me. Not the kind of food I like.
We had a wonderful trip. Easy signup and payment with itinerary and information spelled out. Patty was very professional and welcoming. She was very hands on during the bus trip, giving out waters and even collecting garbage. The bus trip was fun, the food was good and the gardens outstanding. We plan to go back in the Spring. We would definitely be interested in another trip with Patty.
We enjoyed our trip to see the Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Farms in SC. The display of sculptures, lights, and candles in the evening made the trip so wonderful. Food was good and travelling by bus was an extra bonus to get to know my neighbors!
We had a wonderful time. All the candles lit was a beautiful sight. Never saw anything like it. Would definitely go back. As always Patty did a great job. Looking forward to our next adventure with Patty.
Very well-organized. Patty had everything organized including sheets with schedule and her cell. Appreciated the water on the bus & although I didn’t need it I liked knowing there was a bathroom on the bus. She allowed just the right amount of time for being at the gardens. Would travel with Patty again.
Wonderful trip. Went very smoothly. Good planning/timing.
Had a great time, accommodations were great, bus trip was nice and smooth, bus was clean and comfortable.
We enjoyed the trip despite a few glitches. The accommodations were wonderful and the food excellent. The trolley trip was very interesting.
We had a fantastic time. Our bus driver and tour guide were great. Accommodations were outrageous. Would definitely go with Trips by Patty again
By Marie DAmato for Christmas at Biltmore on 23 Nov, 18
Despite the weather, we had a very good time and great accommodations. Village Hotel was great spot and near a lot to do. And great food throughout on estate. Patty and Steve/Daniel (drivers) were great!
We had a great time! Pam was fantastic as our "Bus Coordinator" and we absolutely loved Daniel!! His driving was wonderful......even in the pouring rain. The Biltmore was absolutely worth the trip. Would have liked one more full day. One day not enough. The Village Hotel was so luxurious and comfortable. Wonderful beds, beautiful soft thick white towels and plenty of room. Winery was fun. All in all, want to go back again. Highly recommend taking the trolley tour of Asheville as well. Especially if you've never been there.
It was a large group - ninety people, which made logistics a bit difficult at times. Food and accommodations were good. We had great bus drivers! I especially enjoyed the trolley trip through downtown Asheville. I only wish we could have scheduled it earlier in the day to allow for more time to walk around downtown before the stores closed. We had plenty of time to enjoy the Biltmore as well; I can really say I have "seen it all!" Trip leaders really tried hard to please everyone. Bravo!
By Janis Leise for Christmas at Biltmore on 19 Nov, 18
Great trip. Accomadations excellent. Biltmore was beautiful. Excellent trip. Patty did a great job.
Really enjoyed our trip with Patti at the Biltmore! Everything was well planned and the Biltmore Inn was a beautiful place to stay. The decorations at the Biltmore House were especially lovely by candlelight. Have taken several trips with Patti and it's always a great experience. Would highly recommend this trip!
FABULOUS TRIP! Wonderful journey thanks to a safe and careful driver (Daniel) and to Pam who did a super job of ensuring our comfort not only on the bus but at Biltmore as well. The trip was well planned and allowed for us to have ample time to see multiple sites in the area. Thanks, Patty for a great intro to the holiday season!! Skip & Kathy Edwards
We had a fantastic time. Our accommodations at the Biltmore Inn were perfect. The Biltmore House was simply beautiful & we thought the trolley ride was very informative. Food was great & we enjoyed meeting new people. Thanks for terrific trip!
We had a great time. The food and the accommodations were wonderful. Thank you for a great trip.
We had a wonderful trip. The room accommodations were excellent and the trip was very well organized.
This was our first trip with Trips by Patty and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It was extremely well organized and everything that was in Patty's control ran very smoothly. The accommodations were very nice and the itinerary was a good balance of planned and free time. We will definitely consider traveling with Patty again!
By Brena Conley for Christmas at Biltmore on 16 Nov, 18
Patty organized a wonderful trip to the Biltmore. Even though the weather didn't cooperate for the trip to Asheville, we always felt safe with our bus driver and Patty. The Biltmore was awesome and we ended up seeing all the floors in one night. We would have liked to have the audio guide, but the lines were extremely long and the Estate was mobbed. We would like to revisit in order to take the behind the scenes tour and also visit the conservatory which we missed. Our lunch stop on the bus provided many choices, but we stood in line for 30 minutes waiting for our food. The buffet dinner at Deerpark was very good, but again we felt somewhat rushed due to arriving a little late because of the weather. All in all, we enjoyed our trip with Patty. She was very accommodating and organized!
Well organized. Comfortable transportation to a great venue. Well priced. Patti tended to everyone’s needs Patti is a master at thinking on her feet. I felt well cared for.
The accommodations at the Village Inn at Biltmore were excellent - great rooms and very accessible to a variety of activities. The Chihuly exhibit at the Biltmore was spectacular and being able to see the sculptures after dark was awesome. We enjoyed visiting the Biltmore Mansion, as well. The Trolley Tour of Asheville was fun and our tour guide (and driver) was quite humorous. Patty took care of our every need and always had a smile on her face. She really listened to our requests. I would recommend that she determines good lunch stops in advance of the trip. The places we went to were not very appetizing. Another negative is that it took way too long to travel on the bus to Asheville. The bus driver did not seem to know the most direct way to go. Also, he never helped anyone on or off the bus (other than to provide a step stool). My husband has balance issues and could have used a helping hand at the bottom of the bus steps. Over all, we were very pleased with this trip.
Trip was great fun. Lunch was wonderful as was the fashion show and shopping. Glass blowing demo was amazing! Thanks, Patty for a lovely trip and fun day!
The motorcoach bus was very comfortable & clean . Driver and Ms Patty very accomodating .a little crowded at restaurant to see the models . Hammock shops were great .wish we had a little more time there . Glass demo very cool but not much there to buy . Nice touch having snack and water on bus . Fun day ! Thank you !
Great time, wonderful restaurant and shopping. Enjoyed Conway glass.
A wonderful day trip. Well planned and organized, comfortable and fun.