Around the World: The Ultimate Journey - 2017

USA • Indonesia • Singapore • Malaysia • Thailand • Dubai • South Africa • Argentina • Brazil • Peru
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Around the World: the Ultimate Journey

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Traveler:MATILDE GINA HAMOR
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:11
Traveled:September 2016

The Around the World trip, I recommend to everyone who wants adventure and a trip of a lifetime specially if you have an experienced and the top rated tour manager, Mr. Roberto Rocafort. The itinerary was well paced and aside from the expertise of the tour manager, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and taught us more of the cultures /behind the scenes on each countries. This was my 11th trip traveling solo with Vantage and I always looking forward for my next exciting trip that the company offered. I have been a loyal customer and enjoyed all the trips I took. I always feel "at home " when I travelled with Vantage that's a big plus for me specially I travelled alone. I thank Mr. Lewis for all these amazing trips that his company offered.

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Traveler:Patsy L. Ray
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:10
Traveled:November 2015

I had the pleasure of traveling with Vantage on your first 2012 Around the World tour and now again on your second 2015 Around the World tour. Each of these tours was filled with new adventures, amazing educational opportunities, delightful Cultural Connections, luxurious hotels, gourmet meals and were under the extraordinary professional leadership of Mr. Roberto Rocafort, Tour Manager.

When asked what was my favorite country on the 2015 tour, I can honestly reply, "each country we visited!". The variety of cultures we were able to encounter on a people-to-people basis in such a relatively short period of time was truly amazing as well as being able to enjoy the scenic highlights of each country. ... The 2015 Around the World tour was my 10th Vantage journey and I have been fortunate to travel with Mr. Roberto Rocafort as Tour Manager on 5 of these tours. Mr. Rocafort is an experienced tour manager who obviously loves his work and this enjoyment constantly shows through in everything he does. No request or concern is too big or too small for him to expertly handle and he always treats everyone on his tours with the utmost respect and courtesy. He arranged for a walk-in shower for me in each hotel, ordered a footstool in several hotels where the bed was too high for me, and obtained an airline ticket that had not been included in my packet from Turkey to Cape Town, to name just a few of his most appreciated services.

Because of Mr. Rocafort's belief that the performing arts of a country help a visitor to learn and appreciate that country's culture, we were able to attend (as an optional event) "The White Rose" in Istanbul, a colorful historic dance program, and "Orpheus in Africa" in Cape Town, a musical story of the USA's black Virginia Jubilee Singers visit to Africa in 1890. These productions were most culturally significant and greatly enjoyed - hopefully Vantage will consider including performing arts programs in all tours when available.

Mr. Rocafort also name requested many of the outstanding local guides on this tour and they contributed substantially to the knowledge and appreciation of my understanding and enjoyment of what I was experiencing. He also shared some of his personal insights from his previous visits to our destinations which added considerably to the tour.

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Traveler:Ruth Dusseau
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:October 2014

This journey was undoubtedly a trip of a lifetime. Vantage did everything possible to keep everyone satisfied with everything. All of our hotels were the top level of Five Star. We even stayed in one wing of the Emirates Palace where the president resides.We ate in the Eiffel Tower in the Jules Verne restaurant . Our Safari driver/ guides had college degrees in wildlife and it showed. Our "tent" on our Safari was approximately 480 square feet with all the amenities. Our program director, Roberto Rocafort, cared intensely about everyone's comfort. My husband's passport was stolen in India and he didn't miss a thing. They gave him a private tour of the Tag Mahal because he should have missed the tour while he was taking care of his passport problem .It took 2 days to get a temporary passport and exit Visa and a local expert accompanied him through it all. It was amazing. We are so thankful that we were with Vantage. Thank you.We have already booked our trip for next year!

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Traveler:Dora Payne
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:8
Traveled:October 2014

Tour members should be in good physical shape and not require continuous attention and help getting around. A glorious trip-trip of a life time. Program Manager was so experienced and knowledgeable that he knew what we needed before we even asked.

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Traveler:Dora Payne
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:8
Traveled:October 2014

Tour members should be in good physical shape and not require continuous attention and help getting around. A glorious trip-trip of a life time. Program Manager was so experienced and knowledgeable that he knew what we needed before we even asked.

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Around the World: The Ultimate Journey

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Traveler:Ruth Dusseau
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:October 2014

This journey was undoubtedly a trip of a lifetime. Vantage did everything possible to keep everyone satisfied with everything. All of our hotels were the top level of Five Star. We even stayed in one wing of the Emirates Palace where the president resides.We ate in the Eiffel Tower in the Jules Verne restaurant . Our Safari driver/ guides had college degrees in wildlife and it showed. Our "tent" on our Safari was approximately 480 square feet with all the amenities. Our program director, Roberto Rocafort, cared intensely about everyone's comfort. My husband's passport was stolen in India and he didn't miss a thing. They gave him a private tour of the Tag Mahal because he should have missed the tour while he was taking care of his passport problem .It took 2 days to get a temporary passport and exit Visa and a local expert accompanied him through it all. It was amazing. We are so thankful that we were with Vantage. Thank you.We have already booked our trip for next year!

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Traveler:Neal W. Roller
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:5
Traveled:September 2014

I wanted to share with you a very pleasant experience during our recent Around the World Journey.

We purchased a hand knotted, 100% silk carpet from your preferred shopping partner, Cottage Industry Art Gallery in New Delhi India.

The carpet was priced in the thousands and your endorsement gave us confidence to proceed with the transaction knowing all would be handled well. And, the transaction was handled well. We dealt with Ahmad who made every effort to insure we were pleased with the new carpet including mailing the carpet for us to evaluate without any payment. If we were satisfied, the payment could be made at a later date. Ahmad was most interested in our satisfaction and appreciation of the carpet and readily shared details regarding the manufacturing process while emphasizing the unique and detailed carpet design. I asked if he could arrange to have a picture of the 85 year old Kashmir lady who made the carpet and he was happy to oblige.

I hope you find this endorsement helpful in future interactions with your shopping partner Cottage Industry Art Gallery.

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Traveler:Neal W. Roller
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:5
Traveled:September 2014

I wanted to share with you a very pleasant experience during our recent Around the World Journey.

We purchased a hand knotted, 100% silk carpet from your preferred shopping partner, Cottage Industry Art Gallery in New Delhi India.

The carpet was priced in the thousands and your endorsement gave us confidence to proceed with the transaction knowing all would be handled well. And, the transaction was handled well. We dealt with Ahmad who made every effort to insure we were pleased with the new carpet including mailing the carpet for us to evaluate without any payment. If we were satisfied, the payment could be made at a later date. Ahmad was most interested in our satisfaction and appreciation of the carpet and readily shared details regarding the manufacturing process while emphasizing the unique and detailed carpet design. I asked if he could arrange to have a picture of the 85 year old Kashmir lady who made the carpet and he was happy to oblige.

I hope you find this endorsement helpful in future interactions with your shopping partner Cottage Industry Art Gallery.

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Traveler:David Demers
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:September 2012

The hotels were all superb. Whoever planned this voyage should be commended for all the detail and planning that has gone into this around the world trip. However, without our fabulous Tour Director Roberto Rocafort seeing to our every need, I’m sure it would not have been so perfect. Vantage can be proud to have such a wonderful tour manager working for them. The opportunity to upgrade to business class was worth every penny. The only way to fly! This without a doubt will be the absolute pinnacle of my life, never to be forgotten. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the VANTAGE staff that have made this possible.

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Traveler:David Demers
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:September 2012

The hotels were all superb. Whoever planned this voyage should be commended for all the detail and planning that has gone into this around the world trip. However, without our fabulous Tour Director Roberto Rocafort seeing to our every need, I’m sure it would not have been so perfect. Vantage can be proud to have such a wonderful tour manager working for them. The opportunity to upgrade to business class was worth every penny. The only way to fly! This without a doubt will be the absolute pinnacle of my life, never to be forgotten. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the VANTAGE staff that have made this possible.

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Traveler:Linda Edwards
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:August 2012

The destinations and activities were superb, but the key ingredient for success was the leadership of our Tour Director. Roberto was not only efficient; he was very funny. He turned a good trip into a perfect trip. After I had booked the Around the World tour, I became a little worried that I would regret having spent that much money. I can honestly say that the trip was worth every penny I spent and more. Thank you for making it possible.

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Traveler:Robert Tall
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:August 2012

This has been the trip of a lifetime. It exceeded all expectations, a perfect journey! I cannot speak highly enough for your company. Your attention to detail was simply amazing. We were treated to special tours, excellent transportation, did not stand in long lines, and were greeted respectfully at hotels, dinners and events. I can only imagine how much planning must go into such a trip to make things so perfectly coordinated. Our tour director, Roberto Rocafort, was superb and not enough can be said for his expertise in guiding us through the countries, cities and buildings in a most caring and entertaining way. There were so many highlights. You didn’t hold back on anything. Thank you for a most marvelous experience.

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Traveler:Linda & Jim Jackson
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:9
Traveled:August 2012

Trying to decide what we enjoyed the most is simply impossible. The attention to detail your staff gave to this trip is amazing. This was our tenth trip with Vantage and it exceeded everything we could have imagined. Our Tour Director, Mr. Roberto Rocafort, was responsible for taking this trip from a plan on paper to a wonderful journey. He left no stone unturned to make sure each person was able to get the maximum enjoyment from the experience. Roberto is the perfect example of a professional, caring and fun tour director. He was a main ingredient to this wonderful trip. We are delighted to share this extraordinary experience with all our friends and family and look forward to our next trip with Vantage.

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Traveler:Patsy Ray
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:7
Traveled:August 2012

The memories captured on film and in our minds of the adventures experienced on the Around the World tour are not only amazing but most precious to each of us who shared them together. This tour far exceeded all of my previous experiences and expectations! Thank you for the outstanding itinerary, transportation arrangements, unique cultural connections, gourmet meals and memorable deluxe accommodations on this tour! The special Around the World gifts were appreciated and made me feel even more pampered! Our Tour Director Mr. Roberto Rocafort excelled in all areas and was very knowledgeable of the culture in all the countries we visited. I highly recommend the Around the World tour to all. Many thanks to everyone at Vantage who helped make the tour so special and enjoyable!

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Traveler:Jill and Robert Strub
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:August 2012

Thank you for taking us Around the World! We have wonderful memories of all the beautiful places, delicious food, and wonderful animals. Thanks again!

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Traveler:Roger and Norma Olsen
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:0
Traveled:August 2012

My wife and I have just experienced the trip of a lifetime, a trip around the world, and an exciting celebration of our 51st wedding anniversary. A major part of this exciting experience is do to our Program Manager, Roberto Rocafort I cannot adequately put into words all that he does to insure that all tour members get their money's worth, and much more.

We have now experienced seven Vantage Program Managers, and all were excellent. But Roberto is in a special class. He represents Vantage at the highest level. Not only is he very professional, but he is sensitive, caring, resourceful, fun to be with, and has a strong desire to see that the tour unfolds the way it was planned.

Under the most trying situations, Roberto remains calm and makes the most of the situation. He has the ability to turn lemons into lemonade.

We would very much like to take more tours led by him. He is a very good Vantage ambassador and a credit to the company.

Looking forward to our next Vantage trip!

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Traveler:Linda Edwards
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:August 2012

The destinations and activities were superb, but the key ingredient for success was the leadership of our Tour Director. Roberto was not only efficient; he was very funny. He turned a good trip into a perfect trip. After I had booked the Around the World tour, I became a little worried that I would regret having spent that much money. I can honestly say that the trip was worth every penny I spent and more. Thank you for making it possible.

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Traveler:Robert Tall
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:August 2012

This has been the trip of a lifetime. It exceeded all expectations, a perfect journey! I cannot speak highly enough for your company. Your attention to detail was simply amazing. We were treated to special tours, excellent transportation, did not stand in long lines, and were greeted respectfully at hotels, dinners and events. I can only imagine how much planning must go into such a trip to make things so perfectly coordinated. Our tour director, Roberto Rocafort, was superb and not enough can be said for his expertise in guiding us through the countries, cities and buildings in a most caring and entertaining way. There were so many highlights. You didn’t hold back on anything. Thank you for a most marvelous experience.

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Around the World: The Ultimate Journey

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Traveler:Linda & Jim Jackson
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:9
Traveled:August 2012

Trying to decide what we enjoyed the most is simply impossible. The attention to detail your staff gave to this trip is amazing. This was our tenth trip with Vantage and it exceeded everything we could have imagined. Our Tour Director, Mr. Roberto Rocafort, was responsible for taking this trip from a plan on paper to a wonderful journey. He left no stone unturned to make sure each person was able to get the maximum enjoyment from the experience. Roberto is the perfect example of a professional, caring and fun tour director. He was a main ingredient to this wonderful trip. We are delighted to share this extraordinary experience with all our friends and family and look forward to our next trip with Vantage.

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Around the World: The Ultimate Journey

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Traveler:Patsy Ray
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:7
Traveled:August 2012

The memories captured on film and in our minds of the adventures experienced on the Around the World tour are not only amazing but most precious to each of us who shared them together. This tour far exceeded all of my previous experiences and expectations! Thank you for the outstanding itinerary, transportation arrangements, unique cultural connections, gourmet meals and memorable deluxe accommodations on this tour! The special Around the World gifts were appreciated and made me feel even more pampered! Our Tour Director Mr. Roberto Rocafort excelled in all areas and was very knowledgeable of the culture in all the countries we visited. I highly recommend the Around the World tour to all. Many thanks to everyone at Vantage who helped make the tour so special and enjoyable!

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Around the World: The Ultimate Journey

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Traveler:Jill and Robert Strub
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:August 2012

Thank you for taking us Around the World! We have wonderful memories of all the beautiful places, delicious food, and wonderful animals. Thanks again!

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Around the World: The Ultimate Journey

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Traveler:Roger and Norma Olsen
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:0
Traveled:August 2012

My wife and I have just experienced the trip of a lifetime, a trip around the world, and an exciting celebration of our 51st wedding anniversary. A major part of this exciting experience is do to our Program Manager, Roberto Rocafort I cannot adequately put into words all that he does to insure that all tour members get their money's worth, and much more.

We have now experienced seven Vantage Program Managers, and all were excellent. But Roberto is in a special class. He represents Vantage at the highest level. Not only is he very professional, but he is sensitive, caring, resourceful, fun to be with, and has a strong desire to see that the tour unfolds the way it was planned.

Under the most trying situations, Roberto remains calm and makes the most of the situation. He has the ability to turn lemons into lemonade.

We would very much like to take more tours led by him. He is a very good Vantage ambassador and a credit to the company.

Looking forward to our next Vantage trip!

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