One anniversary they’ll never forget!

40 years ago, John and Shirley Upton booked their honeymoon with us at the Travel Bureau. Back in 1977 they celebrated their marriage with a trip to Magaluf, Majorca (a nice, quiet place back then) paying just £110 each for ten nights full board at The Hotel Trinidad!

Fast forward an incredible four decades and we were delighted to help this wonderful couple celebrate another milestone in their relationship, with a special trip to Canada for their Ruby Anniversary. 

To congratulate Shirley and John on their anniversary we, along with tour operator First Class, treated the couple to a “foodie tour” in Vancouver. They sent us this lovely message from the road to say how much they enjoyed the experience:

It was really good and we got to try some lovely dishes. We were the only two booked on that particular tour so it was like a personal one which was nice. 

Since returning, the Uptons have been kind enough to share some of their favourite memories from the holiday with us:

We came home on Sunday evening from our Canadian/Alaskan holiday. This is to say thank you for arranging and booking it. We had the most incredible time from start to finish. Everything went like clockwork. We were amazed at how good the arrangements were, especially the Rocky Mountaineer. We were greeted from beginning to end and nothing was left to chance. The service, comfort, staff and journey were all excellent. We didn’t want it to end.

It did and we were met at Vancouver by our driver who took us to The Shangri La. A lovely hotel and what a! 5 nights of luxury.

Then the cruise, what scenery and the ship was as good as ever. It’s really difficult to say what we enjoyed most. All so different, like having several holidays together.

Thank you, John and Shirley! We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic time and over the moon that you chose the Travel Bureau to help you celebrate again after all these years.

If you’re thinking about a trip to celebrate a special occasion, call our personal travel experts on 0191 285 9321 or send an email to We’d love to help you plan the perfect holiday!

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