Rave Reviews

Here’s what our clients have to say:

 

 

IMG_0105  “It was a pleasure having Carole plan our amazing trip to Scotland and Ireland.  We especially enjoyed touring Scotland and were pleasantly surprised with its rugged scenery.  We thoroughly enjoyed touring the castles and have scones and jam while visiting Edinburgh Castle.  Our favorite part of the trip was exploring Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Carole is very thorough in finding out what we wanted before making any recommendations.  In addition, she was very responsive to any questions and concerns that came up. As the trip got closer we received emails with pages of travel tips and hints, many of which we had not thought of from past trips. Carole did an excellent job of making sure all our expectations were met.  We would definitely use her services again and have already recommended her to others.”

Sandy and Ron Sanders


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“It was definitely a pleasure working with Encore Journeys.  Your arrangements, for our trip and our flights, were seemless at our end.  In addition, you made every effort to find a tour that fit our needs for travel and comfort.  The extra tour guides you brought on board were fascinating and very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed them.  The “thank you” meal the tour provided with the bag piper escort was a complete delight.  We would definitely recommend your services to friends nd use them ourselves in the future.”

 Linda and Bruce Brown


Mary Hatala

“I really enjoyed working with you to plan our vacation.  You were full of all sorts of helpful information and advice, including recommendations for tours and activities. And then when my husband backed out, you revised the trip to include my daughter and granddaughter from out of state and to accommodate my granddaughter’s college schedule.   Since life goes on and everyone is super-busy, it was wonderful to have a week with them just to do as we pleased.  You were very willing, also, to handle the details and prepared us for our journey.  We had the most memorable trip.  Thank you so much for all your arrangements.  I can’t wait to work with you again.”                        

Mary Hatala


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“Our anniversary vacation to Italy was fantastic!  I think we most enjoyed relaxing with a glass of wine and taking in the beautiful views from the terraces of our hotel rooms in Rome and Positano.  I loved working with you since I did not have the time to research hotels, flights, tours, etc. and then make all the arrangements.  I was also concerned about finding reputable service providers in a country I was not that familiar with.  Working with you took away all the anxiety, so we could focus on what really excites us, like finding perfect little restaurants and good wine!

I liked that you took time to understand what kind of experience we wanted and what our budget was.  All of our expectations were met and the trip ran smoothly. We appreciated that you did not try to dictate what we should do, but helped guide us so we could get the maximum enjoyment out of our trip.  And, we were pleasantly surprised to find you had upgraded our hotel room in Rome to one of the best suites!  We can’t wait till you can arrange our next trip!” 

Lisa & Thomas Breuer


Lynda and Muriel

 “My mother and I had an amazing time on our trip together.  I really loved spending quality time with her and not having to spend hours upon hours planning our vacation.  You made our trip so easy by handling all the details.  The preparation you provided assured us that there were no hidden surprises and you explained every aspect of the trip.”

 Linda Sirko and Muriel Versagi


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  “My husband, our three teenagers and I had the most fantastic time visiting our ancestral home of Ireland.  When we started talking about this vacation, I was a little overwhelmed, but you made the process so easy.  Your insights of places to stay that I would never have considered, like Ashford Castle, added extra special touches.  I especially liked the organization of your service and how straight-forward everything was.  You’re very patient and honest and helpful. 

I was able to create my own trip, without getting stuck with a tour.  Your research, organization and thoroughness was remarkable.  I loved that I could create my own vacation while working with you.  You are easy to work with, you listen to what people want and you work hard to help them achieve the goals of their trip.  I tell others that they don’t have to plan an important trip on their own, Encore Journeys can customize it for them!” 

Renee & Malcolm Bradford


 

“Our trip was just great!  You made my vacation planning easy by arranging for all the details and your customer service was wonderful.”        

Olga Wilchowy


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“Thank you for the excellent service you gave us to enjoy the best cruise I ever had, “Simply Marvelous!!!”  I thank you for your dedication.”

Maria Anzolin


 “Our family used Encore Journeys to book a large family trip.  I had never used a travel company before and I was a little leery of using one.  Plus I was worried about everything turning out well.  Carole’s calming manner, enthusiasm, sureness and never ending willingness to answer questions is the reason I went ahead with the trip.  Her recommendations and tips were always something I wouldn’t have thought of.  I liked that she had experience to be able to tell me what it would be like and prepare me for the “unknown.”  She shared her experience and expertise in a way that made me feel excited about a vacation I was uncertain about. And her excited manner really got me excited, too!  Our trip turned out great and we still talk about the many memories our family shared.”                                                                                                            

Jenifer and Dan Goehmann