(31 Reviews)
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Linda Gartner

Cincinnati, OH
Luxury Travel and ITALY Specialist

Linda Gartner – Leisure and Group Travel Consultant Interests: Europe.  I began my second chapter of life career as a travel consultant with Prestige Travel of Cincinnati, Ohio in November of 2015. Prior to this new chapter I was a JH choral direc...
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The Great Road Trip WEST

Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon

During our Covid time in the United States, some of us just had to get out of our homes and travel to see the grandchildren.  When you live in the Midwest and have little ones in Southern California and are requested to drive instead of fly, that's exactly what you do!  There is NOTHING more wonderful than seeing the little one's eyes upon arrival after three nights and four days of travel!  "YOU'RE FINALLY HERE" will always resound in my heart!  In all honesty, I was OK with driving but the adventure turned out to be a GREAT experience.  First night, Springfield, MO.  Second night, Amarillo, TX.  Third night, Sedona, AZ. 

On our way to our accommodations in Sedona, we made a three hour stop at the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest.  UNBELIEVEABLE.  The Painted Desert looked to me like a mini Grand Canyon!  Sedona!  If you have never been, it would be a great winter getaway from cold and snow!  Hiking amidst the red rocks is incredible.  AND you have to find the Desert Flour Bakery!  THE BEST SCONE I have ever had.  OH, and the croissant.  AND DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE FRENCH BOULE.  (Can you tell I love eating!) Southern California is beautiful in its own way!  The Pacific Ocean is just spectacular!  The little ones, however, are my MAIN ATTRACTION!  

We had a change of plans as we were to see Zion, Arches, Capitol Reef and Bryce on our way to Salt Lake City.  We were able to salvage our National Park travels and at least able to see Bryce Canyon.  ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE!  I honestly have never seen anything like this in my life.  I've traveled a lot....nothing like this.  We had all of three hours to see as much as we could.  Inspiration Point.....don't miss it!  Left Bryce and headed north to the BRAND NEW Salt Lake City International Airport to turn in our rental MINI VAN!  :)  To those of us who raised our kids driving mini vans it was truly a blast from our past and EXCEPTIONALLY comfortable!  3600 miles!  

We were then met by Snow Country Limousine and driven to Park City, UT.  Elevation 8200 feet.  More on that in a moment.  We booked two nights at the STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE.  Again, absolutely beautiful! The customer service was truly over the top.  The scenery even more!  Our "room" consisted of private hot tub, teak deck furniture, a dining room table that could seat 10, living room with  wood burning fireplace, completely appointed kitchen with sparkling appliances, TWO FULL BATHROOMS, King Bed as well as a Murphy Bed in the living room AND WHITE ROBES!  If you want to be pampered, consider STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE.  BUT do NOT sit in the hot tub for over an hour on your first night OR drink a bottle of Cabernet with your spouse.  NOT A GOOD OUTCOME!  Enjoyed the 5 star Spa and a two mile hike up the mountain on the next day!  DRINK WATER!  

Snow Country Limousine returned for us and drove us back to SLC for our return 3.5 hour FLIGHT to Cincinnati.  While we experienced again the efficiency, safety, and Covid cleanliness of Delta Airlines, it was not the same adventure as driving across our wonderful country. Let me know if I can share more information about this most memorable travel adventure with YOU! 

My Reviews

50 of 71 people found this review helpful
Tour of Italy
It was a pleasure to work with Linda Gartner when planning our family trip to Italy this past summer. She is a true professional! From beginning to end, she was instrumental in planning and coordinating our trip. We started with a meeting to discuss our interests while traveling in Italy, and she quickly sketched out a starting-point itinerary. We tweaked that itinerary until we were completely satisfied and excited for our upcoming trip! Linda took care of everything we needed for our international trip, from airline tickets to rail tickets, to planning excursions including a private tour of Tuscany and our private wine tasting at a lovely vineyard! Bellissimo! The hotel she suggested in Positano was breathtaking! Also, after experiencing a family emergency at home, she and her colleague worked quickly and diligently to get us home on an earlier flight! Given all this, her attention to detail and extensive knowledge of Europe, I would HIGHLY recommend working with Linda Gartner!
By  Cindy  from  Cincinnati, OH
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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51 of 76 people found this review helpful
Awesome from start to finish
She did such a terrific job for us on every level, put together a wonderful trip in a short amount of time, and was there for us no matter what question we had or when we had it! Her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm made for such a great experience from the day we contacted her to the post-vacation visit to tell her all about it, and we can't wait to plan our next trip with her.
By  Happy Travellers  from  Cincinnati, Ohio
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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39 of 58 people found this review helpful
Amazing Wine and Dine tour through Italy
It was so easy! Prior to the trip, she communicated regularly to the group to let us know deadlines for invoices, etc., She does all the work. We just show up and enjoy! I can't say enough how amazing this experience was for us. The amount of planning that went into the trip was so obvious once we got started. We went from Sept 5-16. The vacation was Wine and Dine through Italy. And we did just that! We wined and dined in Orvieto, Florence, Siena, Modena, Bologna, Como, and Milan. With that much in the itinerary, you would think that the trip would be exhausting. But the planning was impeccable…therefore very, very easy. So…would I recommend you contact or travel with Linda? You bet. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. I can’t wait to go on her next one. Hope to see you there with me!
By  Sharon  from  Cincinnati, OH
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Linda Gartner responded:
Grazie mille, Sharon! Traveling with great people is always a winning equation. ....ESPECIALLY in ITALIA! So glad you have wonderful memories! Yes, let's do it again! Kindest regards, Linda

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34 of 48 people found this review helpful
Amazing Trip!
Just returned from an amazing trip to Italy & Greece and have to say Linda nailed it! The itinerary, hotel locations, tour recommendations - everything was absolutely perfect. The entire trip was completely seamless from start to finish due to Linda's planning and expertise. If you're planning a trip I would highly recommend working with Linda. She is a great resource especially if you're not familiar traveling abroad. Thanks for all of your help!
By  Jim   from  Cincinnati, Ohio
Traveled to  Greece ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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43 of 66 people found this review helpful
Awesome trip on very short notice.
Knowledgeable. She has been there, done that, as a traveler so she is able to have valuable input to guide to the new traveler that may save them angst and money. Also able to show the client how to be the most efficient with their time.
By  Bob Stevens  from  Cincinnati
Traveled to  Normandy ~ France ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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