Find it Faster
Featured Tour

 Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef

March 14-24, 2018

 See itinerary

Get Inspired!

Subscribe for your Friday Inspiration!

Book It Yourself

Need to book a weekend at moms or a quick getaway? Feel free to call us or book through our online tools!

Vagabond Agents
Connect!

   

Promo Codes
VagabondGALS

Looking for vagabondGALS?

Submit a testimonial to be featured on this page! Tell us how it went!

Friday
Mar172017

Annual group vacation... this year, ARUBA!

Sally, Thanks again to you and your staff for arranging another great vacation for our group!

The RIU Palace Aruba was a beautiful resort. For as large as it was, everything was very accessible, didn’t feel like we had to walk too far for anything. The rooms were great – we were in the main building “A”, rooms 902, 903 and 905 – all looking out onto the pool and ocean. Weather was perfect! Constant breeze kept everyone comfortable. 2-3 days were extra breezy and we were hit by sand gusts throughout the day, but just on the really breezy days. The reviews we read in advance said food in specialty restaurants was mediocre and buffet food was better. We only experienced one specialty restaurant – Nautilus steak house. Food was good but it took a lot of arguing to even get in. This resort (or all RIU’s, not sure) took away the reservation process for the specialty restaurants and they cannot accommodate the # of customers they have. We were told at front desk – specialty restaurants open from 6:30-9:30. Go whenever and you will be given a “buzzer”, may have to wait for ½ or so. We saw people at 8:30 that had buzzers since 7pm and had not been seated and we tried at 8pm and were told the restaurants were closed! Different stories from 5 different staff members. Dave spoke to a manager that guaranteed us a seat at Nautilus the next night and that guarantee was honored. We ate at Buffet 3 nights and then ate off premises 3 nights. Buffet was good, but not spectacular. Off premise dining was delicious and averaged $68-$85 per person with drinks, tax and 20% tip).

Transportation to and from airports was very convenient. Needed a lot of time at Aruba airport on return – we “went thru U.S. customs” in Aruba – this was time consuming, but VERY convenient when we landed at JFK.

Thanks again helping make Aruba a GREAT VACATION for us.

REPLY: THE NO RESERVATION POLICY IS A NEW "FEATURE" THAT RIU IS TRYING OUT.  SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVEN'T WORKED OUT ALL OF THE KINKS YET.  WE WILL BE SURE TO FILE SOME FEEDBACK WITH THE PROPERTY.

Thursday
Sep222016

Las Vegas and the National parks

Our 11 day trip to NV, UT and AZ was GRAND! We stayed at the Lake Las Vegas Westin the first two nights – like a palace. We stayed there the last night too before we flew back. They let us have a very late check out on the last day. Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon were inspiring. The Colorado river raft ride was refreshing and the Hoover dam tour was fascinating.  Sleeping on the plane on night flight back wasn't something we did but it didn't dampen the awesomeness of our trip.

Thanks Again!

Sheila M

Wednesday
Sep142016

Spain and Italy combo vacation

Sally and her staff planned a SUPERB anniversary trip for my husband and myself to Venice and Barcelona. With her experience and suggestions, we were also able to see Burano, Murano and Florence seamlessly as she prepared all the necessary transfers and rail passes. Their office confirmed our flights and hotel arrangements and our name was even displayed when we went to secure the small craft transfer over to Venice from the mainland. She presented us with many day-tour options to chose from, all based on our desires and interests. From the museums to the food and wine tours our trip was everything exactly the way we wanted it to be. I will NEVER plan a vacation without using Vagabond Tour and Travel…We can't wait for our Hawaii trip in fall of 2017...when you can bet we'll be calling on Sally!

Ann & Chris B

Wednesday
Aug312016

Alaska!

Sally and Team did all the legwork on our trip to Alaska, which included a night pre cruise, the cruise line itself and a couple nights after. They were amazing in setting us up on the right way to do things--like rental car, hotels in interior Alaska as we ventured off on our own. We even threw in a change in plans one week prior to departure and Sally hooked us up quite nicely with accomodations and ideas. I LOVED not having to think about planning! Sally was amazing! It all went quite smoothly. What was your favorite part of the trip?: Denali National park which we did on our own with a rental car. I loved the cruise, but , the beauty in the interior!! WOW!

-Bill and Judy T

Friday
Jul222016

Father Son graduation trip..

Hi Sally

Happy to tell u Alex and I had a unique and terrific experience, at every stop, learned and saw so much, really a masterful itinerary , think we will continue to process things and feel this got Alex off to an excellent start in lifelong learning , a treat to spend the dedicated time together Thanks!!

Each tour offered something special , only one bad guide at Vatican museum (couldn't understand her well and content more superficial than desired) otherwise mostly excellent guides, appreciated the breaks u gave us and we mostly kept moving, all the vouchers worked, only place we got stood up was on return to Syracuse with the airport ride I arranged, all the accommodations excellent, particularly the Indigo in Rome really makes u feel welcome,  would love to bring my wife to Rome, will try to touch base more in coming week

Steve