What travelers are saying about their past Arboretum trips...
It was my pleasure to go on an Arboretum trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Uruguay with you (Peter) as our host. It was a fantastic trip; first class all the way. The accommodations, air, hovercraft, visits to Estancias, opera houses, restaurants, tango demos, not to even mention the wonderful gardens visited. Through it all you were the perfect gentleman host. Many thanks.
I have taken several trips with the Arboretum and Peter Olin, both in the United States and abroad. I have also used other tour providers in my travels. The Arboretum trips, though focused on botanicals, also provide experiences dealing with history, must see things in the area, and nice surprises. Their trips fill the day and provide value for cost.
My husband and I took a trip to Thailand with Minnesota Landscape Arboretum recently and we still talk about it being one of the best trips we have ever taken. We liked the fact that their tours have no more then 30 people so you get to know everyone. We had a very diverse group of folks and everyone meshed really well. Our tour guide Toy was the best! She was so knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole trip. The accommodations and food were first class. I would highly recommend taking a trip with the Arboretum group if you ever get a chance, you will not be disappointed!
--Val and Gary Brown
As a fourth time Arboretum traveler, I am anxiously awaiting my trip to India for a tour of Palaces and Gardens. It has been my experience that the tours have been well organized, educational and above all fun. I love traveling, photography and gardening. These trips have it all.
Peter's trips are awesome. The right mixture of nature and sightseeing. Accommodations are superior.
Arb trips can always be depended upon to have interesting, varied, and custom itineraries. Lodging and meals are great! Congenial group. Individual attention. I must have taken upwards to 20 trips over the recent decades, mostly hosted by Peter, who makes sure everyone has a good time.
I traveled with Peter to Chile and Argentina. Loved the trip.
We have thoroughly enjoyed both of our Arboretum trip adventures with you (Peter). Argentina a few years ago is still so fresh in our minds, and when we hear about Buenos Aires, we know exactly what it is like! Your trips are so well planned, and worry free. You know the things we will want to see, and how to get us all there and help us to enjoy each destination. The Netherlands and London trip this past May (2012) was just superb--and the tulip bulbs we ordered there are arriving now—such fun!!! We cannot speak too highly of our adventures with you, they have been favorite times for us, and we thank you.
--Bob and Diane Hagstrom