CLIENT APPRECIATION ENDORSEMENTS
There are not enough superlatives to describe our amazing vacation thanks to Victoria and Luxury Ventures Travel. From the beginning of our “pre” travel plans, Victoria was there for us with help and advice through the entire planning stages. Once our trip was finalized she provided us with an organizational AXUS app which we downloaded easily and were able to refer to it along the way to keep an accurate comprehensive guide for our entire trip. This was a great help but by far our greatest help came from Victoria herself. Our 4 days in Paris were planned to perfection. Every last detail was covered from the drivers and guides to the excellent hotel on the Left Bank and we loved our quaint beautiful 5 star hotel in the St Germain district. Luxury Ventures Travel had a few nice perks for us at our hotel including a wine and cheese board upon arrival and yummy cookies to take as we departed. Our guides were extremely friendly and so knowledgeable regarding our private tours of the city, Louvre, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, etc. We spent one entire day touring Normandy with our Guide/Driver, what an amazing “bucket list” experience, we will never forget this solemn day. Thanks to Victoria, we visited fabulous restaurants, all reservations had been taken care prior to our arrival. After Paris, we took an Amawaterways 7 day river cruise in the Bordeaux wine country. Just an awesome experience, once again Victoria did not disappoint, everything was to our liking. The ship’s shore excursions were perfectly suited to our desires and the French countryside and wine chateaus were absolutely gorgeous, such fun each day. We will be forever grateful to Victoria for her kind and professional manner, she is simply the best person ever to work with if you want a seamless and fantastic travel experience. We cannot wait for our next adventure as long as we have Victoria to make it perfect again.
We have worked with Victoria Zindell for several years now, spanning multiple trips, including cruises, land trips and combinations for both. We have travelled around the US as well as Europe, Asia, India, and the Middle East. When Victoria says, “You can’t VIP yourself” she is not kidding. We have definitely found this to be the case. In every instance, she has been able to secure reservations that far exceeded anything we could have booked for ourselves.
In addition, Victoria has an amazing range of knowledge covering all parts of the world. She has always been able to make suggestions and provide alternatives that we would have been unable to find for ourselves. For example, on a recent cruise which included a three day stop in Yangon Myanmar, Victoria secured transportation to and from the city of Bagan, including flights, guides, and tours. While in Bagan we were welcomed into a Buddhist Monastery where we received instruction from a senior monk, with whom we meditated. We donated lunch and assisted in the serving of the young monks. To say that this was a meaningful and moving experience would be an understatement. And, without Victoria it would never have happened.
During this five week trip, in addition to several that have come before, we have met many people on cruise ships, none of whom were able to secure any of the amazing experiences we enjoyed on a daily basis. Why? Because of Victoria. It is hard to imagine taking a trip without her valuable input, connections, and assistance. Maybe you can’t V.I.P. yourself but Victoria sure can.
Planning our first River Cruise on the Danube in May, 2018 with Luxury Ventures Travel was like working with no other travel agency. From start to finish, Victoria was the absolute top of the line. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for traveling the world is exactly what we needed after not traveling for many years. My husband Mark has Parkinson’s, so Victoria made sure that, throughout the entire trip, including transfers and land excursions, he was accommodated. This made it possible for both of us to completely enjoy our trip. Her attention to detail reassured us that nothing was left to chance. We were also treated to several outstanding, special events because we traveled through Luxury Ventures. These perks included concerts, select dinners, and exclusive land excursions. As if all this wasn’t enough, I had the pleasure of working with someone who, despite her busy schedule, was always responsive to emails and phone calls. Her warm, positive, upbeat approach to the world of travel was a perfect fit for me. We are already working with her on our second adventure: ocean cruising to Alaska, combined with the Rocky Mountaineer Train trip. Guess who is doing all the work? Right, Victoria.
Victoria was amazing to work with and by far the best choice I made when planning a special getaway to Sedona for my wife’s birthday. Victoria set us up at one of the most gorgeous resorts, The Enchantment, and made sure every detail of our trip was memorable. She was able to get us a great rate, extra night free, resort credit and a special delivery of champagne and strawberries for the occasion. In addition, she handled our jeep rental and had a write up and review of all the restaurants and trails in the area she recommended. I had a great experience with Luxury Ventures Travel and will be using her company to book our next adventure.
Working with Victoria was such a delight! I have extensive food allergies that make it difficult to travel. Not only did Victoria take the time to understand all of my allergies and what accommodations I would need, but she also made sure to ask a lot of great questions so that she could find the perfect place for my vacation with my husband. She over-delivered. Our trip was amazing, and it was all thanks to Victoria’s help with selecting and booking our resort. We were treated like royalty by the expertly hospitable staff, enjoyed our beautiful and luxurious villa, and had some of the best meals of our lives. To top it off, we received some great amenities and extras thanks to Victoria’s connections. Victoria is extremely responsive and professional, and she genuinely cares about your experience. My only regret is not working with her previously. I will definitely use Luxury Ventures Travel for future travel.
My husband and I had our dream honeymoon thanks to Victoria’s great customer service. She even helped us decide on our destination, which was Thailand. She made the process super easy from beginning to end, and let us customize our trip to exactly what we wanted. Victoria balanced our wish list and our budget, and we don’t have any regrets. She has excellent communication skills and we can’t say enough positive things about our experience. We definitely recommend partnering with her for a honeymoon. It’s such a special trip and we can’t imagine how we would have planned this type of trip on our own. You will get to experience more, worry less, and have more fun, when Victoria is planning with you as your travel advisor.
Victoria & her team have done it yet again. We’ve just finished our evening meal – we were given a glass of champagne each, congratulated by the staff, were serenaded by their singer and guitarist (Jim was so embarrassed) given a special cake with candle and when we returned to our room there was a gift of toiletries and a card and even an anniversary pillow on the bed. Our Anniversary could not have been made any more special & we are so grateful for that. Victoria is an absolute Star and we appreciate all of her continued efforts on our behalf – thank you so much.
Victoria is such a delight to work with. She makes planning a vacation so easy. We expressed interest in heading away for a quick weekend getaway and she found us the perfect place to relax and unwind. We were treated like royalty, received some extra special care and value add amenities all thanks to Victoria and her great planning services. We can’t wait to book our next getaway with Luxury Ventures Travel.
Victoria has helped us plan family vacations and travel for the last 3 years. The biggest challenge we threw at her was to plan our family vacation to Puerto Rico which included travel, accommodations, party planning and reservations for all 20 of our family members. Every detail was perfect. She also set up last minute requests for arts & crafts activities and babysitting for the children. We have and always will use Victoria for any travel needs.
We love Victoria and loved the magnificent travel experience she arranged for us along the Rhine, including May tulips in Amsterdam and beautiful stops all the way to Switzerland. She’s meticulous with arranging all the details that made our travels so enjoyable from start to finish. We can’t wait to put her to work planning our next adventure.
Fabulous cruise with individualized excursions.
We are new to using a travel agent. We normally just handle it ourselves. That said, Victoria has changed our perspective. She is responsive, listens intently to what is important to us and reacts immediately. What impressed me most is her proactivity when things change. She was fabulous at individualizing our excursions on several cruise. We will use Victoria consistently going forward.
A Pleasure to Work With!
Victoria always replies promptly with any requests, is very knowledgeable of the places we want to visit and always does it cheerfully. Our cruise was cut short by the Corona Virus. Victoria kept in touch with us almost hourly until we got safely home.
Great travel agent
We’ve worked with Victoria on several cruises, including to Antarctica, Europe and the South Pacific. We got to know her quite well. She is very helpful, and always available and quickly responsive. Her recommendations for hotel and restaurants were right on the mark.
Provence France – excellent!
It’s always a pleasure working with Victoria. She has excellent suggestions and also willing to be flexible with our suggestions too. She is always positive and up to date on all types of travel options.
Great Lakes voyage aboard Victory cruiseline.
We met Victoria when she helped us with our first Crystal cruise. She booked us in a pre-voyage hotel that was exquisite, and we would never have found it on our on. She has organized a number of trips along our specific guidelines and delivered stellar results. She keeps us up to date on the latest destinations and industry related information.
Most conscientious agent
She is absolutely terrific! Will use Victoria for all our trips.
An unforgettable adventure
Working with Victoria is wonderful. She is very creative and adds value to our trips.
The best & easiest trip ever
The whole experience working with Victoria was wonderful. She is so knowledgeable & pleasant to work with. She shopped around making sure we had the best air fare, hotels, etc. we would definitely use Victoria again & trust her to make our next trip another great one.
I have worked with Victoria for several years on both corporate and personal travel. Whether she is arranging a vineyard tour in Burgundy or simply recommending a hotel for a conference in San Diego, Victoria’s attention to detail makes each trip seamless. It is very reassuring to travel when one has the confidence that every last detail has been taken care of.
Always a wonderful trip when Victoria is involved
For several years, Victoria has created wonderful trips for our family from the initial planning stages through to the trip itself We have stayed at wonderful hotels and have enjoyed the Virtuoso amenities.