Creative World Travel
Trusted Service Since 1974
Specialists in Leisurely Escorted Tours to Europe

Client Testimonials
and Photos

Patti Reed (left) with Jim and Susan McLaughlin
at the fortress above Assisi, Umbria, Italy
Heart of Italy ~ Tuscany, Umbria and Rome
Patti Reed (left) with Jim and Susan McLaughlin at the fortress above Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Jim and Susan McLaughlin
Tavares, Florida

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know you and Patti as well as John and Sally and all the other fellow travelers. Your positive attitude, enthusiasm, dedication, and patience were inspiring.
  We particularly enjoyed Siena and the medieval hill towns we visited.
  The timing of the tour was excellent and I am grateful that we were not there in the peak of the season. My compliments to you for ordering up the weather, too.

Sam and Barbara Stern, Dick and Carol Szot
Oktoberfest & the Alps
Enjoying delicious German beer and perfect weather at the top of the Zugspitze on the German side - 2962 meters above sea level

Sam and Barbara Stern
Dick and Carol Szot

Southport, North Carolina

The four of us are in agreement this must have been one of the best, if not THE best, vacation we ever had. We look forward to seeing you and Patti again somewhere, sometime and on some high-altitude experience.

Michael and Joyce Satterfield
Oktoberfest & the Alps
The beer garden at Munich's Viktualen Markt is a good place to savor a brew while meeting new people.

Michael and Joyce Satterfield
Richardson, Texas

I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed the Alps trip. It was absolutely wonderful. You are by far the best tour guide we have come across and I feel extremely lucky that Joyce found you! You know how to do the tours properly. I never felt rushed at all and had a blast. The Alps were wonderful. That whole place was as if it were out of a story book. That trip was priceless! Thank you for such a wonderful trip and we can't wait until next summer for the next one!

Charles and Belinda Bennett of Dallas, Texas
at the Krimml Falls in Austria
Best of the Alps
An umbrella shields the spray from the Krimml Falls in Salzburgerland, Austria

Charles and Belinda Bennett
Dallas, Texas

Belinda and I are so glad we made the Austrian trip! The group was great as was the tour. It was truly our great fortune to have found you on Google. We are looking forward to the next chance we have to travel with you.

Glenn, Georgianne and Eva Schore 
at the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium
Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time
In front of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

Glenn and Georgianne Schore with super well-behaved granddaughter Eva
Ocala, Florida

We had such a wonderful time on the trip - the hotels were all first class and their employees were friendly and helpful. The planned activities were enjoyable and we had plenty of free time to explore areas of interest.
  Eva enjoyed telling her classmates at school about her trip. She is still talking about the tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, the visit to the Rijksmuseum, our visit to Madurodam, and the windmills.
  Thanks again for a wonderful tour. We look forward to going with you again in the future!

Sandy and Connie Chan at St. Moritz
Three Countries of the Alps
Lake St. Moritz freezes over in winter and horse races are held there, but the weather was perfect on our 2007 visit.

Sandie and Connie Chan
Las Vegas, Nevada

Thank you again for an incredible trip. My mother and I couldn't have had a better time.

Jim and Linda Thoreson of Big Sky, Montana 
at the top of the Zugspitze
Best of the Alps
At the top of the Zugspitze 9718 feet above sea level on the Austrian side

Jim and Linda Thoreson
Big Sky, Montana

I got a note and picture of us in Heiligenblut from Gayle Chandler and I was reminded again of how wonderful the trip was. I did not realize it would be so special. Thanks helped a dream come true...hope to be able to take another trip soon.

Dan and Helen Rude of The Villages, Florida
at Le Tre Vaselle Hotel in Torgiano, Italy
Heart of Italy ~ Tuscany, Umbria and Rome
Breakfast on the patio at Le Tre Vaselle Hotel
Torgiano, Umbria, Italy

Dan and Helen Rude
The Villages, Florida

Dan and I want to thank you and Patti for all that you did to make this such an amazing trip for us!! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I have already recommended you to some of our neighborhood friends. We have decided there will definitely be another Creative World Tour for us!!

Driver/Guide Tony McCarthy of Killarney with Mary Bolash
Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland
Kerry's #1 Driver/Guide Tony McCarthy shows Mary Bolash around Kerry Bog Village on the Ring of Kerry

Mary Bolash
The Villages, Florida

The trip was everything we had looked forward to and more. We have looked at the pictures a dozen times already.
You no doubt tell every group they were "the best ever" ... but this group was truly the best we have ever traveled with. What great fun they were to be with.
And miracle of miracles, I have even found Smithwick ("Smitticks") beer here in The Villages!
We certainly would look forward to traveling with you again.

Emily Hook and Jim Niemiec
at the Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert in Bruges, Belgium
Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time
Relaxing in the Lounge of the Elegant 4-star Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert
Bruges, Belgium

Emily Hook and Jim Niemiec
Sarasota, Florida

Many thanks to you and Patti for a wonderful tour. It met or exceeded our expectations in all aspects. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Lisa and Michael Watkins 
on the Pasterze Glacier beneath the Grossglockner
Best of the Alps
The Pasterze is the longest glacier in Austria and in the Eastern Alps, at more than four miles in length. It lies in the Hohe Tauern mountain range directly beneath Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner.

Lisa and Michael Watkins
Winter Garden, Florida

Mike and I just wanted to say thank you again for another trip of a lifetime. We really, really appreciate the VIP service!!!! Our rooms at every hotel were great! Everything was wonderful.

Sally Griffith and Lucy Vogel
Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time
Enchanted by the Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens
Lisse, The Netherlands

Sally Griffith
Richmond, Virginia
Lucy Vogel
Washington, D.C.

The Greatest!! Wonderful. As you have heard me say day in and day out, each event and place was "so fun" and definitely an A++.

James and Christine Heires at the Hotel Müller in Hohenschwangau
Oktoberfest & the Alps
Lunch at the Hotel Müller in Hohenschwangau

James and Christine Heires
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I want you to know what a fantastic experience we had on your tour. We enjoyed ourselves very much!
  Because we both work in the health industry, we especially appreciated all the attention to the notion of a clean mind and body.
  For the body, at each stop on the tour, we had our choice of wholesome breads, fresh fruit, excellent seafood, exotic juices and lean meats.
  For the mind, the clean air, water and environs combine with the local people to help displace the worries of an otherwise chaotic lifestyle.
  You have clearly done your homework for this tour. Your knowledge and genuine interest in the people and places of this tour are simply second to none!
  This tour exceeded all our expections.

James at the Gössnitz Waterfall in Heiligenblut
James Heires at the Gössnitz Waterfall in Heiligenblut, Austria

James Heires Consulting
Christine Heires ~ Slender World

Amsterdam Tea at the Grand Amsterdam Sofitel Demeure Hotel Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time
Afternoon Tea at the Grand Amsterdam Sofitel Demeure Hotel

The Ladies (left to right) Barbara Weichert, Waynette Wooten, Peggy Rice Kenyon, Carol McCormick, Karen Rauth
with Niels Essink, Assistant Front Office Manager

Peggy Rice Kenyon
Gordonville, Texas

Afternoon tea - not just tea and an assortment of tiny sandwiches, scones and pastries, but as the menu at the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam says, "There is tea and tea..."
  In the courtyard garden of the Grand, we were served three of the finest hand-picked specialty teas from Betjeman and Barton of Paris.
  These teas were specially composed for Hotel the Grand Amsterdam Sofitel Demeure. Koen, the teamaster of the Grand brought pots of tea chosen to complement each course.
  With the scones fresh from the oven, he presented "The Des Courtisanes", a Chinese green with blackberry, blueberry, clementine and vanilla, and small pieces of dried orange and rose leaves -a green unlike we had any tasted before.
  Melange Pouchkin came next, served with the savories. We were encouraged to enjoy ourselves as long as we wished and finally finished the pastries, apple tart, brownie, profiteroles and tiny banana bread slices with B&B's Melange Saint-Gerard, a combination of strawberries, raspberries and cherries, lightly perfumed with vanilla and caramel.
  Koen was assisted by Gloria and Cecelia who graciously placed one Gerbera Daisy at each place of our group, the girls from Florida, New Mexico and Texas.
  What a wonderful ending to our 10-day tour of Belgium and the Netherlands with Patti and Michael! Truly unforgettable!

Joanne and Ted Mincica, David and Joy Musson, Judy and Don Baren at Krimml Falls Oktoberfest & the Alps
Six Friends Share the Awesome Majesty of Krimml Falls

Joanne and Ted Mincica
The Villages, Florida

David and Joy Musson
Euxton, Lancashire, England

We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful 12 days. Your tour was very professionally executed, your knowledge on the area and the history of the people/countries was exceptional and the choice of places to visit and accommodation was just fantastic.

Judy and Don Baren
The Villages, Florida

Thanks once again for a wonderful "Alps" experience. You and Patti couldn't have been more gracious in sharing all your expertise with us.

Sue and Ken O'Donnell on the bridge over the River Möll in Heiligenblut Oktoberfest & the Alps
Sue and Ken O'Donnell on the Bridge over the River Möll in Heiligenblut
with the Grossglockner, Austria's Highest Mountain Peak, in the Background

Sue and Ken O'Donnell
Summerfield, Florida

This was our first trip to Europe and the experience was more than we both expected. Michael and Patti were extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the tour. The Gössnitz Waterfalls were magnificent - worth the walk!

Nello and Louise Papi with Gina Barucci
Heart of Italy ~ Tuscany, Umbria and Rome
Chatting with Café Owner Gina Barucci at the Bar-Ucci
Volpaia, Tuscany, Italy

Nello and Louise Papi
Summerfield, Florida

The trip was the greatest. It was more than I expected. You deserve a lot of credit for your choices of hotels, guides, and scenic routes. And before the trip ended, everyone were good friends. Thanks so very much for a wonderful time. We will do it again!

Lunch at La Bottega in Volpaia, Chianti Heart of Italy ~ Tuscany, Umbria & Rome
Lunch at the Ristorante La Bottega in Volpaia, Chianti
Joe and Beth Barr (left) with Ed and Doe Stephany (right)

Ed and Doe Stephany
Mount Dora, Florida

I cannot imagine a better planned, executed, and thoroughly prepared tour. You provided outstanding hotels and fine dining. The breakfasts set to fulfill all tastes and dinners set examples of fine culinary arts.
  To me the purpose of the trip was to enjoy and learn. You provided outstanding tour guides at each major historic sites and art-filled exhibitions.
  Both you and Patti made it easy to enjoy.

Joe and Beth Barr
The Villages, Florida

We had a great time. Thoroughly enjoyed the company of all on the tour as well as being with you and Patti.

Radda in Chianti Coffee Tuscany, Umbria & Rome
Enjoying coffee at a cafe in Radda in Chianti

Harold and Joan Plate
The Villages, Florida

Your Tuscany Tour was wonderful. This was our second trip abroad with you and your lovely wife, Patricia, shepherding your flock members initially to Ireland.
  Your taste for "room and board" have always been first class. Your knowledge of the places you guide us through is most professional and very informative, and very much appreciated.

Larry and Betsy Daste
Frisco, Texas
Oktoberfest & the Alps

Larry and I had a great time in Austria and Germany. We were impressed with your organization and knowledge of the countries and their features.

Kay Reynolds
Winter Garden, Florida
Oktoberfest & the Alps

Thank you again for a splendid trip and sharing the many outstanding sites, the timeliness and care that we received. Great Job! Thank you Patti, too!


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