Finally in France, Virtuoso Style

It has been a very busy summer travel season and I’m guessing everyone has heard of at least one, maybe two, horror stories about the airlines or cruises or crowded destinations. Well, I’m here to let you know that there are many good stories out there as well, and my clients, Kim and Jeanne, have been gracious enough to share their experience while in France this August and September. We started planning their trip several months ago, and I’m so glad that everything clicked and worked out. Read on to hear what they had to say about their journey:


We booked our long-delayed trip to Cote d’ Azur, Provence, and Paris with Wendy at Avant Travel and she expertly handled our trip details from beginning to end. It was spectacular! This was our first experience with a travel agency. We met Wendy on a trip four years ago and asked her to help plan our French adventure, in large part due to the hassle we experienced changing our original plans during COVID. Our experience with Avant Travel  has been excellent, and the Virtuoso benefits they offer far exceeded our expectations!


Wendy arranged all of our hotel stays and transportation from city to city. For us, this meant no stress and no need to lug our luggage around! Instead, we sat back in posh vehicles and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Also, every hotel Wendy booked included Virtuoso amenities, for example upgrades to our room at no additional charge and free breakfasts. Wendy helped us make reservations for extraordinary dinners at the hotels and she checked up on us along the way to see how things were going.


Other friends who planned their own trips had terrible travel stories, but everything ran as smooth as glass on our trip. It even included VIP assistance navigating through Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris at the end. (Anyone who has ever attempted finding their way through CDG on their own knows what an advantage that is!) It was such a pleasure not to have worry about the actual travel part of traveling. We enjoyed every minute. We couldn’t be more satisfied with Wendy’s professional, friendly, fun and attentive service. We will be booking our next adventure through Wendy and look forward to the incredible advantages of using Avant and Virtuoso!


Kim C. & Jeanne G.

Avant Clients


Thank you Kim and Jeanne for the kind note and for sharing some of your photos. I’m so glad you mentioned the exclusive Virtuoso perks and amenities that are extended to all of our clients when they book at Virtuoso hotels or cruise lines through us. It’s surprising how many people don’t know about these benefits — not only the free daily breakfast for two and the room upgrades that you mentioned, but also there are often welcome gifts, early check-in/late checkout privileges, and spa, resort, or shipboard credits included as well, depending on availability and the client’s itinerary. And best of all, there is no additional charge for these perks when you are a client of Avant Travel!


I am so glad you enjoyed your fantastic trip to France and I can’t wait to start planning your next adventure!


Wendy Sifford

Travel Advisor

Wendy Sifford