Afrah,
Berlin
"I stumbled across Sophia's website on Facebook when a sister asked if there are any girls only trip organisers on a Female Traveller Facebook and a girl replied by posting a link to Sophia's website. At first I wasn't sure if this was a good idea, I mean to go on a trip to a country I've not been to before and with girls I've never met in my life sounded crazy, and my family and friends thought the same too, but I trusted my gut instinct, and I'm so happy that I did. 
Sophia is such a wonderful person, and really does go to great length to organise these amazing trips and the girls I got to know during this trip were lovely. I have come out of this experience not just having experienced a new country but having also made many new memories and new friends whom I plan to stay in touch with."
Rafia,
Berlin
"One of the best things about Girls Group Holidays was that I did not need to do anything beforehand – I just packed my case & passport and turned up to the meeting point at the airport on the day ready for an adventure.
I am one of those people who needs to thoroughly plan and organize things beforehand and I am crazy about attention to detail however, I just didn’t have the time to do any of it all due to a busy hectic schedule, and I loved the fact that it was all done for me. All I had to do was just enjoy the experience and have a good time.
The pre-planning details were all sent to me in advance of the trip so that I knew what to expect and Sophia guided and gave us all the information accordingly as the date of our holiday came closer. I knew it was going to be a good experience having read the testimonials and it all sounded great. I didn’t expect to have as much fun as I did – I am delighted to say that it exceeded my expectations!
The fact that I did not know anyone and had met none of the girls I was going on this adventure with really excited me – it is a fantastic way of meeting new people and forming new friendships. There were 11 of us altogether in the group and the experience of being with all these girls in another country – we connected in a way that was special and unique. We created new memories together and that is a priceless thing.
Going on this holiday with Girls Group Holidays gave me so much self-confidence, increased my self-esteem and allowed me to go out of my comfort zone. I cannot wait for the next one and can see myself travelling with Girls Group Holidays for the foreseeable future."
Farah,
Berlin
"I have travelled with Sophia previously, but this was the first time I have travelled as part of her Girls Group Holiday and it was so much fun and really-well organised. I met so many lovely people from over the UK, who felt like my family by the end of the trip. I really recommend this to anyone who is anxious about travelling alone or wants to avoid the stress of organising trips themselves. So excited for the next girls group holiday!"
Sonia,
Berlin
“Berlin was amazing, it’s a unique city with a rich history. I really enjoyed the learning aspect of the trip, we visited the Berlin Story Bunker, where history came alive. I got to know a lot more about Hitler’s horrendous regimes and also about the impact of the wall and its mighty fall. One of my highlights was visiting the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining part of the wall is now a memorial to freedom. I loved the art, it was both quirky and full of meaning. Thanks for a wonderful experience, I’ve made lots of friends from all over the UK, of all ages and backgrounds. That’s what makes these trips so much more enjoyable, the variety of girls and the friendships you have the opportunity to form – it was more than just a holiday.”
Kalsoom,
Berlin
“Sophia, my holiday to Berlin was epic, I enjoyed my time with you and the group. This is my second holiday with Girls Group Holiday, again everything was so well organised and to a high standard by you, it was perfect. We did everything together and got to know one another, so no one ever felt left out. I made many new friends during this trip and got to know them really well! Before we went to Berlin, you kept us all up to date through WhatsApp and emails, I really cannot fault anything. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to travel and would like to explore new places. Thank you ever so much Sophia for all the hard work you put in, so we could all have a stress-free holiday experience. I can't wait for the next adventure In'Sha Allah. Xx”
Imaan,
Berlin
“I had the most remarkable time during the Girls Group Holiday to Berlin. Despite the cold weather I really enjoyed my time there, especially meeting all the wonderful girls who shared the holiday experience with me. Getting to know the girls and building friendships was the best part, it wouldn’t have been as memorable without them. This was my second time travelling with Sophie, and another really good adventure. I would definitely travel again with her as these experiences have for me created long lasting memories and friendships and have given me more confidence to travel.”
Jan,
Berlin
“Sophia, I had a wonderful time with you and the girls. The Berlin trip was a brilliant experience, I learned a lot about the history and culture and after the Istanbul trip earlier this year, it was another opportunity for me to travel with you. These holidays have really helped me to climb out of my comfort zone and go explore more of the world. I can't wait for the next holiday, I will be looking forward to my next adventures with you.”
Aiza,
Berlin
“This was my first time travelling with Sophia and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. At first, I thought that I would be isolated from everyone as we didn’t know each other, but Sophia introduced us all, we became the closest of friends and shared many memorable moments together. Everyone was different in their own way, I gained a wider understanding and learnt something from everyone. No matter the age, we all got along as though we had known each other for years. The whole experience was well planned, fun and adventurous. I enjoyed the girly nights we all had together. Even though it had been a long weekend trip, we made the most out of the time we had. I will definitely be traveling with Sophia again in the future and make more unforgettable moments!”
Jasmin,
Venice & Rome
“An AMAZINGGGGG holiday with the best people and the best bonds. Laughter after laughter and bonding like you wouldn’t expect! Everyone was so lovely and nice and a good job was kept to keep the day busy yet not overwhelming. You’ll find your soul sistas 5eva! #wavey”
Sannah,
Venice & Rome
“I love to travel with Sophia, because it’s not just a holiday. I’ve made so many friends on the previous trips, and again more friends on this one. I haven’t laughed so much that it hurt in a long time. Sophia’s holidays epitomise Girl Power in every way, I love travelling in her groups and I can’t wait for my next adventure with her.”
Anaya,
Venice & Rome
“This was my first time travelling with Sophia and I have to say, it was a memorable trip for sure! I was a little apprehensive at first but I was rest assured as soon as we all met at the airport. There was a warm welcome from Sophia herself and knowing how much she travels I had no doubts I was in safe hands. Twelve of us went together some of whom we had never met before and it was such a great experience to see new faces and get to know people one on one. Everyone was different, everyone had their own personalities which added to the beauty of it all. Being in a different country, Rome, we got to see so much in such little time. It’s so crazy to see the history behind it all and also the endless views in Venice. If there is one thing that will stick with me it would be the cute nights we had, staying up till early hours of the morning talking about anything and everything. That’s when the true us came out! I will definitely be travelling with Sophia again when I get the chance.”


Imaan,
Venice & Rome
“My holiday to Italy is the most unforgettable experience I’ve ever had. Venice was so exquisite and elegant, Rome was just remarkable but the two cities themselves did not just create these long lasting, wonderful memories it was the girls who shared these memories with me. There are a few highlights from this trip but I think the one highlight that beats all of them was the last night. Everyone sitting round the table sharing our memories, talking, laughing and looking back at the week and reminiscing the happy moments. I feel that we all bonded in a special way. I’m so glad I came on this holiday it’s got to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and I’m more thankful to have shared it with these girls.”
Robina,
Venice & Rome
“Thank you very much for organising a wonderful trip to Rome, Venice and Vatican City. The group had 12 people from different ages and from different backgrounds. It felt like one big family who got on really well with each other. They were all very easy going and looked out for each other.

It was a very nicely organized trip. Each day we visited historical places and found different places to eat. It was a privilege to visit the Burano island in Venice, and I really enjoyed the Vatican City Museum and seeing the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s masterpieces. My highlight was the Colosseum, seeing it took me back to Roman times.

Even though it is the hottest time of the year in Italy in July, we still managed to enjoy ourselves. The water fountains all around made it easier for us to quench our thirst.
If it hadn't been for the hot weather we wouldn't have had the water fight which was another most enjoyable highlight of our trip enjoyed by all of us.”


Isma,
Venice & Rome
“Our trip to Italy was a great experience for me. It was lovely to meet with other girls, this made the trip more enjoyable. I really liked the atmosphere, despite not meeting any of the girls before. Thanks Sophia, for arranging an amazing Italian adventure.”
Masuma,
Venice & Rome
"“Travelling without my family for the first time was nerve wracking at first, but I felt very safe and at home with all the girls. It was a great opportunity to make new friends! The highlight of my trip was for sure Burano Island as I had been dreaming of going there for so long! I love all the colours and the views around me. Thank you to Sophia for organising this trip!”
Sonia,
Istanbul
"I would like to start of by saying I HAD THE MOST AMAZING TIME EVER! Thank you Sophia for EVERYTHING !

It was my first ever holiday and I loved how Sophia organised everything with attention to detail starting of with the pre-holiday meet up so all the girls could get to know each other inviting us into her home playing Turkish music, offering us Turkish delights and getting us into the mood for our holiday. She kept us updated at all times via emails and WhatsApp. 

Sophia picked an amazing hotel which had an incredible view of the Blue Masjid from the terrace and located in the centre of Sultanahmet area.

Each day was planned with activities exploring the amazing city of Istanbul including visiting the mosques, shopping, eating and not forgetting my experience at the Hammam! I learned so much about the history of Istanbul and truly left my heart there. One of my favourite places was Topkapi Palace which touched my heart seeing the Staff of the Prophet Musa (AS), the Swords of the Companions and Khalifah and the magnificent gem encrusted Sword of our beloved Prophet Mohammed (SAW) just blew me away!!

Sophia made my experience in Istanbul truly unforgettable when she organised a surprise birthday celebration for my 30th on the terrace with the Blue Mosque as the backdrop. I can say it was the best birthday I have ever had with all the amazing girls I become close too and the staff singing happy birthday to me in Turkish. I loved how Sophia added the extra touches and I will never forget it. 

I would certainly recommend the Girls Group Holiday to anyone who is seeking to explore the world that haven't had the chance too. Sophia makes you feel relaxed and comfortable, planning everything all you need to do is turn up with your passport and luggage. It is a chance to make new friends, explore the world and give empowerment to women!

Who run the world... GIRLS! Roll on the next adventure <3 lots of love and creatures.. Sonia :D xx"
Halima,
Istanbul
"Thank you Sophia for organising a fabulous trip once again ✈️ It was ...truly a beautiful experience flying out to Istanbul meeting my old holiday buddies and making new holiday buddies. I love the fact that I just give you my passport details and you plan everything; no stress at all. We got to see Istanbul and learn so much Islamic history in 5 days, which I didn’t even know existed! I love the fact that when flying out with you , it’s not just a holiday but we get to learn so much about the country , history and culture ❤️ They say time flies when your having fun and it definitely did in Istanbul! Miss it all so much. Can’t wait for the next one in sha Allah."
"A massive thank you to Sophia for organising another fantastic girls group holiday. This is my third time traveling with girls group holiday, yet each and every trip has been unique in its own way. The lasting friendships formed while travelling in the group is what makes it so special, creating a travel family with girls you would have never spoken to if it wasn't for this group. Another thing that makes these holidays amazing is the confidence you gain, I've experienced so many new things and it's made me grow as a person! I thrive off of the wanderlust… looking forward to the next adventure already!!"
Sannah,
Istanbul
“I had amazing time in Greece. I really appreciate the effort Sophia went to for our convenience. She knew exactly what she was doing, was very well organised, and took everyone’s opinion on board. In space of 5 days we did so many fun activities and saw so many places that it certainly felt longer than 5 days. It was relaxing to have all the stress of organising a holiday taken away from you and enjoying the next element of surprise. I made so many new and wonderful friends and had so many laughs. I would recommend this kind of holiday 100%. If you travelling alone no doubt you will make friends and if in a group, you are also allowed space to do you own thing. THANK YOU, Sophia. I can’t wait for the next one :) xxx”
Nabila,
Athens
Aisha,
Istanbul
"I can't thank Sophia enough for organising such an amazing trip to Istanbul. Your groups are amazing for girls who want to explore, make new friends and enjoy a holiday without the stress of planning!! I was worried that as I was the youngest it would be difficult to get along with everyone however, everyone was relaxed, friendly and I would do it all over with the same people and we are all now the best of friends, which is also thanks to you for easing it out with the getting to know each other activities. Everything you planned from the amazing hotel which had the most amazing service and views of the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) to each individual activity you planned. You excelled in it all!! I loved Istanbul and I didnt know how much history of Islam there is in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace took my breath away!! Can’t wait to see you all soon and super excited for your future holiday groups to explore more in comfort due to your amazing and hard work. We have all definitely grown on each other and came out of our shell, definitely recommend you to all girls to travel with and can't wait for your next trip."
“This was my first time travelling with Sophia, and I had an amazing time in Istanbul. I was amazed with all the organisation made by Sophia, she took care of everything. I was very nervous at first, but she planned everything perfectly and kept us updated on email and WhatsApp. I had so many questions and she explained everything to me in a beautiful manner. Before we all went to Istanbul she organised a meeting, it was great to meet all the girls. I enjoyed travelling with Sophia and made new friends in the group. In'Sha'Allah I will be travelling with you again in the near future. We had a timetable which explained what we will be doing each day. It's been an amazing experience and I learned so much about the history and culture of Istanbul. I loved every moment of the Istanbul trip and I have become in love with Istanbul. I strongly recommend this to all girls who want to travel in a comfortable group environment. Thank you so much Sophia, it was lovely to be part of your Istanbul 2017 group."
Kalsoom,
Istanbul
"The best decision I ever made was to travel with Sophia. My first ever holiday was Granada - Spain, I was so amazed with this city and fell in love with it instantly. I loved my time with the girls, I laughed and loved every moment I spent with them. On a personal level my passion for travelling increased after a rough year prior and I wanted to change my life for the better. Travelling with Sophia and meeting other girls increased my confidence and self-esteem. I am so grateful to Sophia for coming up the all-girls group travelling experience. Overall, I would say that this was the best life changing experience I ever had and can't wait for my next trip with Sophia and the girls to Turkey."
Sadia,
Granada
Danya,
Istanbul
"Thank you Sophia for organizing a lovely holiday to Istanbul. We all had a great time. Made new friends, explored a different culture and visited to so many beautiful places. Thank again Sophia you took care of everything! We all came back with so many beautiful memories. Wish you all the very best Sophia and looking forward to many more holidays!!!"
"An absolutely huge thanks to Sophia, the girls trip to Athens was so much fun, lovely to meet all the girls in the group and share this experience. Everything was organised and planned to the T, all we needed was our passports which is my kind of break. We had so many planned activities with the freedom to chill out when we wanted to it was a lovely break ideal for groups and individuals. I would definitely holiday with Sophia again, being an avid traveller Sophia has a keen eye and a thinking outside the box perspective to really enjoy the true culture and tourist treasures the destinations have to offer. Thank you for a wonderful memory of 2016 ladies and Sophia for the arranging it all and looking after us. Looking forward to 2017."
Kiren,
Athens
Alisha,
Istanbul
"I had an amazing time in Istanbul, such a historical and beautiful city. Getting to explore it with all the group made it so much more fun and adventurous. All thanks to Sophia!"
Halima,
Athens
"I don't really know where to start. First of all, the group holiday to Greece was so much fun and very organised. Sophia took care of everything and took everyone's ideas on board. Traveling for the first time abroad I should have been anxious, but Sophia never gave me the chance because I was always kept updated and knew what we would be doing in Greece and when. We got to see all of the main sites of Athens in 5 days and also got free time which was great! I can't praise Sophia enough, such a humble lady! Girls Group Holiday is a trustable, efficient and cost-effective way to travel around the world. It was great not having the stress of organising the holiday; all I needed was my passport! I will never use any other travel service because Girls Group Holiday has set a standard that no other service can compete with. A big Thank you Sophia, I had a BUZZING holiday. Can't wait for the next one inshaAllah."
“Thank you so much to Sophia for organising such a wonderful holiday! For me it came at the right time, as I have a hectic lifestyle. I personally believe this is such a wonderful idea, women get the chance to go on holiday and feel relaxed, meet different people and enjoy a break from their everyday duties. In terms of the holiday, I absolutely enjoyed Granada in Spain. I loved the history and the historical places we visited such as the Alhambra Palace which was a magical experience and not to mention the Sierra Nevada. I would recommend these girl group holidays, keep up the amazing work! I look forward to more holidays.”
Naila,
Granada
"I went to Athens with Sophia and her group at the end of 2016. It was so much fun, there was something for everyone to enjoy. We had an amazing driver and tour guide. It was well organised and everything ran smoothly. It was an amazing opportunity to meet a bunch of new girls and find so much in common and for us all to stay in touch with them after. I hope to join Sophia and her group in her next adventure to Istanbul."
Tanveer,
Athens
"Thanks to Girls Group Holiday I got to experience my first girls holiday to Granda, Spain. It was the best experience I had, we got to experience the great history of the Spanish Islamic empire, great scenery and not forgetting the unforgettable memories (I still have flashbacks). Best of all made some great new friends, who I hope to see on the next trip."
Khadija,
Granada
"This was the first time I've been on a plane and my first ever holiday. I was a little nervous but more excited than anything else. Athens was amazingggg! Sophia planned everything and we didn't have to worry about a thing. I had the best time ever and have made friends with lots of different girls who I wouldn't have met or made friends with without this holiday. I'm really happy I went, it was a really good experience. I really recommend this to all girls who want to travel in a comfortable group environment and also girls who want to travel but don't want the headache of organising things or don't know where to start!! I can't wait for the next trip."
Sannah,
Athens
"I had an amazing time on my Girls Group Holiday to Athens! It was great to escape my full time job for a week and to trade a cold and wet Manchester for some lovely Greek sunshine. I loved every day of Athens, the itinerary was planned really well and there was so much choice of things to do. Sophia chose some unique and authentic activities - one that will stay with me is cooking with a Greek family in their home. We had afternoon tea, Greek style and learnt how to make baklava! Thanks for a unique experience, I really enjoyed it."
Sonia,
Athens
"A massive thank you to Sophia for organising the girls trip to Athens. Everything was planned and organised purely by Sophia, even down to the travel arrangements. We had daily trips which I loved, as I prefer to go out and about, but also had time to chill and relax. I met many lovely people and we all shared the same lovely experience. I would definitely recommend Sophia as she plans it all and all you will have to do is turn up with your passports. My ideal kind of holiday as I'm a very bad organiser lol. Thank you again. I hope to travel again soon IA. Xxx"
Shabana,
Athens
"My first ever holiday was with Sophia. I was a little bit nervous to begin with, but I had nothing to worry about, Sophia organised everything and answered any questions I had. I have now travelled with Sophia three times, and each time I have loved it. My favourite thing about these holidays is meeting other girls and women who I wouldn't normally meet, I have come back with so many new friends. Thank you Sophia, for giving me the opportunity to travel, to make lots of new friends and to come out of my comfort zone."
Amirah,
Istanbul
"Greece was an amazing experience, and that was all thanks to Sophie and Girls Group Holiday. It was brilliantly organised, we got to do exciting activities and see the most amazing views. Most of all we got to meet some life long friends. Cannot wait for the next holiday!"
Alisha,
Athens
"Istanbul was amazing, it allowed me to experience new things and visit places. It was my first time and I loved every bit of the trip. I made new friends and enjoyed my time there. I would love to go back to Turkey in the future and do more things. It was a great holiday!"
Nafisa,
Istanbul