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River Cruises

River cruising has become a very popular way to vacation today. It is so exciting to walk off your ship and be right in town to be able to roam around the nooks and crannies of old historical river towns. And with my river cruising experience, I can help you choose the best ship and itinerary to meet your expectations. Travelling on a river cruise, allows you to be up close and personal with small towns and villages around the world. Please note, most shore excursions are included in the price of the cruise. The shore excursions are wonderful. And depending on which country you are in, may include: chocolate tasting at a Verona chocolate factory, dinner at Paul Bocuse Restaurant in France, or attending a Romanian folk wedding performance at a popular Black Sea Resort on a Danube river cruise. And best of all, I will plan your entire river cruise vacation for you including pre and post hotels stays. I will also arrange your air transportation including free mileage tickets, transfers, unique and unusual private tours and can process your AMEX Pay with Points. Please call me so I can start planning your amazing river cruise vacation today!

Insider Tip

I am happy to report that there are some new exciting river cruise destinations including Uniworld's Ganges cruise in India, Viking's Mississippi River Cruise in the USA and the Volga Dream's Lower Volga cruise in Russia.

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China
China

A visit to China is a dream come true for most people. It certainly was for me the first time I visited this fascinating destination. If you think riding a bamboo raft and meandering on the rarely-visited Li River in Guilin, surrounded by picturesque hillsides, is exciting, then this destination is for you! Or, if having the opportunity to attend a private banquet atop the Great Wall of China appeals to you, that can be arranged as well. I'm very fortunate to not only have visited China many times, but to have had the opportunity to experience regions that most people have never even heard of, let alone seen. One of the reasons clients come to me to plan their trip is my first-hand knowledge, as well as access to venues other agents don't have. For example, in Beijing, I can arrange entry into a private palace in the Forbidden City normally closed to the public. Or, also while in Beijing, if you wanted to dine at one of the exclusive membership-only restaurants, I can arrange that opportunity for you as well. If you love to shop, then a stop in both Beijing and Shanghai is a "must", as these cities are definitely a shopper's paradise. While there, I can also coordinate your access to studios and shops unknown to most people traveling here. These are just a few of the many special arrangements I can make to ensure that your upcoming trip is both personal, unique and fulfilling. Please contact me so that I may custom-design your special trip to this enticing destination!

Insider Tip

For an authentic experience when traveling to Guilin, be sure to experience the Li River from a bamboo raft, rather than onboard a big tourist boat.

Russia
Russia

If you are looking for a very special and unique travel experience, a trip to Russia is a dream come true for you. I will plan a very exciting and personalized trip for you based on your special interests and combined with my first-hand knowledge of the country. My extensive experience with planning hundreds of Russian vacations for clients, coupled with my contacts on the ground, ensure that I can design and plan a trip for you that goes from simply ordinary to extraordinary! Whether you want to explore the KGB Museum from Soviet times, go backstage at the Bolshoi Theatre (which was restored to its original beauty), or maybe even attend a fabulous ballet performance, I can arrange it all for you. Another rewarding experience I can arrange for you is having lunch with a local Russian family. Or maybe you wish to be one of the very few given the unique opportunity to visit the Kremlin Palace which is not open to the general public. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact me so that I might share with you all that I can offer to make your trip to Russia the most unique, interesting, and a one of a kind experience possible!

Insider Tip

Don't miss the incredible Amber Room at Catherine's Palace as well as the Amber Workshop where you can see how the walls of this room were lined with the Amber Stone.

Luxury Cruises
Luxury Cruises

It is time to "Sail Away". I have been a travel consultant specializing in luxury cruises and travel for over 30 years. Having sailed on every luxury cruise line, I have vast experience and can guide my clients to choose the best one that will meet or exceed all their expectations. Luxury cruises are a special class with a superior level of personalized service, world-class on-board restaurants with Michelin star quality, and extraordinary staterooms and suites at sea. With my cruise expertise, I can help you select the best stateroom or suite based on your needs and requirements. You will be enthralled by the solid and rich enrichment program offered on the luxury cruises as they regularly host well-known authors, medical experts, government officials, historians, politicians, and other experts and luminaries. Since luxury cruise ships are smaller in size, they can get into ports and make unique and exciting unplanned stops along the way. When you arrive in port, you have the option of taking one of the ship's special shore excursions, or with my knowledge, I can arrange a private luxury one-of-a-kind tour with one of our destination managers. We can even arrange some very special tours that are not open to the public. The oceans are calling, and you should call me too. I look forward to planning your very special luxury cruise with memories that will last you a lifetime.

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