Testimonials

We are appreciative of all that our teacher-travel leaders do to make it possible for their students to experience travel. Their dedication and time spent going the extra mile for them is remarkable. We are very humbled to know that they appreciate us too!


The trip was wonderful! Both drivers and our guide were amazing. The trip was so easy and stress free. I have no complaints and will continually say that I love our partnership. I spoke with our booster club president the other day, and we want to meet with you in May to discuss next year’s trips! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Ms. Ashlee Ratigan
B.A. Certified K-12, B.F.A. Performand & Choreography, M.A. Arts Administrator Candidate
Dance Educator
School of the Arts
Charleston, South Carolina
2015

Good morning! I just wanted to thank both of you for all of your hard work to make our trip happen. It was amazing and I will definitely recommend Kelly Tours to any of my colleagues looking to take a trip! Terry, Caroline, and Emilia were amazing and it was a great experience for my girls! I appreciate everything you did and look forward to working with you in the future!

Ms. Melissa Stewart
Spanish Teacher, Varsity Cheer Coach
West Ashley High School
Charleston, South Carolina
2015

Hey David,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping us put together the Shakespeare field trip. We were so pleased and impressed with how smoothly everything went! Sydney was awesome too. Our kids are also so grateful for the experience. Y’all were awesome!! That was our first field trip as teachers, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Ms. Jennifer Lawson
English Language Arts Teacher
SEHS Freshman Academy
Guyton, Georgia
2015

I would like to tell you that we, Thomas County Middle School, are extremely pleased with Kelly Tours. Our students loved the trip. Our chaperones were impressed. We had no worries, no problems, no obstacles at all. Mr. Neal was superb. He demonstrated outstanding customer service. We have already decided to use Kelly Tours for our St.
Augustine trip next year. However, we are looking to expand with you guys. We would like to plan another tour in addition to the St. Augustine tour. You have a repeat customer in us next year. I have misplaced your catalog however. Would you be able to send me a catalog of your tours so we can plan? I would like for Mr. Neal to come to our school in July (that is our preplanning time) so we can plan our tours early if that is possible.

Again, thank you so very much. I have been teaching for 22 years now and have gone on many trips with students. Never, have I had one to go as smoothly as this one with Kelly Tours. I thank you for everything you did with our kids. I look forward in working with you in the future. Have a great day. Take care.

Mr. William Lee
Thomas County Middle School
Thomasville, Georgia
2014

The trip was fantastic. The bus driver Roger was phenomenal. I would love to use him for all future trips. He is a fantastic driver who makes sleeping as we ride easy. He is a craftsman when it comes to driving the bus and navigating the DC area and the safest routes to take. Bob our tour guide was superb as well. We learned so much from him and he was so pleasant to be around. My students had a great time and I look forward to planning future trips with you and Kelly Tours in the future.

Ms. Courtney Randle
Liberty Middle School
Covington, Georgia
2014

Thank you for your hard work. The children loved the trip. It was a great day.

Ms. Tracy Davis
Effingham County Elementary Gifted
Effingham County, Georgia
2014

You are AWESOME! Thank you for working with us and scheduling to our liking!!! We appreciate you!

Ms. Melissa Duke, Ed.S.
J.M. Odom Elementary School
Moultrie, Georgia
2013

David, thanks for the great service we received on our field trip. We took this trip several years ago and this was almost 100% better. The Eco-Cruise was better, going to Massie School and the historical walk in the morning was much better than at the end of the day, and Fort Jackson was the BEST!!! Our bus driver was very accommodating, courteous, and very patient with us as well as you were. Our tour guides at Fort Jackson and the Eco Cruise were the BEST!!! Thanks again for making this a memorable trip for all of us.

Ann Murphy, Ed.S
Lyons Upper Elementary School
Lyons, Georgia
2013

Hi David, thanks for ALL you and your staff have done to make our trips such successful ones!

Susan Strickland
Coordinator of Gifted Services – Bulloch County Board of Education
Statesboro, Georgia
2013

Just a quick note to say thank you for providing a great travel experience for our 6th and 7th grade students this week. I have received great feedback from students and teachers. I appreciate all that you do to help us “take education on the road”.

Mrs. Kerry Coursey
Principal, Coastal Middle School
Savannah, Georgia
2013

Thank you both for everything you did to help us out with Grad Bash this year! We had a great trip! Everything went smoothly and the bus drivers did a great job keeping us on schedule… We arrived at Grad Bash and back home earlier than normal this year. Thanks again!

Tracy Beard
Effingham County High School
Springfield, Georgia
2013

Hi Mr. Chason, we had an awesome time on the trip. The students were amazed at all the sights. The guides and driver were great. It was good to have a guide because it kept everyone on time. We would have spent all of our time waiting on people. We already have fourth graders asking about the trip for next year.

Angela Robinson
Wilkinson Elementary School
Wilkinson, Georgia
2013

David, Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate all of your help with the Savannah Christian Grad Bash trip! Mr. Roy Gibbons was a perfect gentleman and attentive to every one of our needs. I am attaching a photo just so you can see the smiling faces of our kids at Universal!

Wendy Corbin
Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Savannah, Georgia
2013

David, thank you so much for making our field trip such a success. My morning has been filled with rave reviews from both parents and students. Once again, thanks, this was the best field trip ever.

Marian Smith
Thomas Jefferson Academy
Louisville, Georgia
2013

David, we just returned from St. Augustine. We all had the most wonderful time. Your driver took such good care of us and the tour guide at the fort was extremely knowledgeable and very interactive with the girls. Old Florida Museum showed us a good time also, with a great staff there too. THANK YOU David for all you did to make this fun filled trip happen for us. Kelly Tours is outstanding!!

Tina Blackston
Girl Scout Troop 155
Savannah, Georgia
2013

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to Washington DC. My daughter is a student at Tiftarea Academy in Tifton GA and we just got back from our trip a week ago. It was very well thought out and structured. Accommodations that were rearranged due to weather worked out great. The hotel being closer instead of 45 minutes away made a drastic difference that allowed everyone to have some down time. Our tour guide made the trip personal to our southern roots. The odyssey cruise was a great last night adventure. All I can say is Thank you very much. I am looking forward to going again in 4 years with my other child.

Traci Hill
Parent of Tiftarea Academy Student
Tifton, Georgia
2013

David, I just wanted to thank you for the great trip we had. All of the students enjoyed themselves greatly! Joyce and Max were great.

Ivonne Osella
Spanish Teacher – Effingham County High School
Springfield, Georgia
2013

David, we had a great trip. Roy was as awesome driver. Thanks!

Pearl Britt
Jane Macon Middle School
Brunswick, Georgia
2013

David, Thanks for putting together an incredible experience for our students. They all had a wonderful time. The staff members that accompanied us were very professional and courteous. We rode with Mr. Exley, and he did an awesome job!

Kim McGee
Blandford Elementary
Rincon, Georgia
2013

Mr. Chason, On behalf of the Mercer Raiders, who attended the field trip yesterday (State Bar of Georgia Atlanta), we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your help. Your drivers had an impeccable sense of time. We made it to and from EVERY stop in a timely manner. It was truly a pleasure working with them. Thank you for providing such a safe experience for our precious students. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to work with your company again.

Sandra Riley-Howlett
Mercer Middle School
Savannah, Georgia
2013

Good morning David, Just wanted to thank you all for your hard work on our NY trip. We realize that many hours were spent communicating and working with parents, teachers and me! Not to mention the time spent making arrangements. It all went well! I think everyone liked leaving from and arriving in JAX. They did enjoy the long day in NY on Sat. that the late departure afforded. Don, thanks for making the much extra effort to go down to JAX to see them off. I know that made the teachers feel more at ease, since it was a new way of doing things. They definitely enjoyed riding in a charter to the airport and having the luggage storage! That was a much more comfortable trip! We do appreciate Kelly Tours! Each of you makes our travel experiences welcoming and enjoyable. Thanks again for ALL you do!

Susan Strickland
Coordinator of Gifted Services – Bulloch County Board of Education
Statesboro, Georgia
2013

Good Mr. Chason, Sorry that it’s taken so long for me to get back in contact with you. Thanks for all of your preparation for the Orlando Fest Band trip. Based on feedback that I’ve received from students, everyone had a wonderful time. It was super organized and Mr. Abbott was a great driver/host. It was one of the best trips that I’ve taken students on and I’m looking forward to working with you and Kelly Tours in the near future. Most appreciative!

Terry Staten
Savannah Arts Academy
Savannah, Georgia
2012

I am so happy I chose Kelly Tours to assist with our 100th Anniversary Girl Scout trip to Savannah, Ga. from Frederickburg, Va. They were willing to do more than other companies AND altered their “package” to accommodate us. I told Kelly Tours exactly what the girls wanted to experience and they set everything up. It was wonderful! Upon arriving in Savannah by train we were greeted at 10:30 pm by our wonderful tour guide “Joyce” who knew Savannah like the back of her hand, which she shared. She was with us for the week and the girls loved her! Lunch and dinners were delicious! We will be using Kelly Tours for our trip to New York City in two years, Joyce get packing we want you again!! Thank You so much Kelly Tours for a Wonderful trip!!

Amy Evangelisto
Girl Scout Troop 184
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2012

Our DC trip was wonderful! Everything went very smoothly and everyone had a great time! Bob and the driver were fantastic!!!!!!

Renee McHatton
Augusta Christian Schools
Augusta, Georgia
2012

Hello David, Don, and Joyce:

I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you at Kelly Tours for making Yorktown High School’s journey to Charleston, South Carolina such an incredible historical event for me and my students. The trip to Charleston was , as I’ve told my students, “the highlight of my teaching life.”

Kelly Tours level of professionalism, concern for details, and follow through is without a doubt beyond all expectations! Kelly’s consideration for their “clients” is similar to a family – not just someone who pays to take a trip. Yorktown High School’s adventure to Charleston, beginning with Carter and Lindy greeting us as old friends in the early morning hours, assured us that we were in for an incredible trip. Carter and Lindy showed genuine concern for all of their “riders” – we love their sense of humor – and their embracing us like family.

The arrival at the Hyatt Airport – we were met with such organization – the student’s names were already on the key envelopes – and the transition was smooth and without confusion [the kids loved the spacious rooms]. Our breakfast at the Hominy Grill and our dinners at Poogan’s Porch [All of the students loved getting dressed up for the occasion – and the tone was set for the next four days] and Hymans were grand. All of our foodies were astounded! Delicious – wonderful choice of selections – service impeccable, we felt like family in our own dining room. The tours of the city of Charleston and the Citadel were professional, insightful, and wanted us to hunger for the full city experience.

I cannot truly express my gratitude for all that Kelly Tours has done for me over the last ten / fifteen? years. Don Adams and all of his employees run an over the top – professional and dedicated organization. The trip was seamless! At this point in my career – all of my chaperons – both faculty and parents – reiterate my same thought. As a matter of fact over the last five years, there are seven faculty who have traveled together with my students not only to Savannah, GA but also to Charleston, SC – and three parents as well – who ask when we return home: Where are we going next year? Wow. My compliment to Kelly Tours for bringing all of the organization, professional care and follow through to my students over the years – you truly make the life of the teacher easy.

Don – David – and Joyce – again, a heartfelt thanks to all of you. Wow – what a journey; over the top; out of bounds. I can’t wait to hear what you find out about out possible adult trip in October.

Diana Russell
Yorktown High School
Arlington, Virginia
2012

David, thank you for your help with last minute additional travelers. The smiles on the students faces, when they knew they could go, made my day.

Tracy Davis
Sand Hill Elementary
Guyton, Georgia
2012

David, you did a wonderful job, the bus drivers did a wonderful job, our guide did an EXCELLENT job! Thanks so much for being patient and organizing this for us. LUES had a great time at the aquarium and did nothing but brag on you guys. Already thinking about a day trip next year to Savannah. Thanks again for the wonderful trip!!

Ann Murphy, Ed.S
Lyons Upper Elementary School
Lyons, Georgia
2012