Welcome to TravelSmart Partners

About Me

My background

After more than 25 years of planning and escorting small group tours for organizations, I am now devoting my time and expertise to helping individuals enjoy some of what I have had the privilege to do ... walk the Great Wall of China, ride a camel in the Sahara, sail the Mediterranean with old friends on our private yacht, stay in a 13th C Villa in Italy with private cooking classes and wine tours. Or, fly over Victoria Falls at dawn in an ultralight, just as the animals begin to stir. 


My travels have taken me from Tibet to Turkey, from Morocco to Zimbabwe and Zambia. England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Portugal, France, Italy Greece, Russia, Finland, Costa Rica, Japan and much of China.


Through all of this, I have met many strangers who have become lifelong friends, and gained insight into what travel means to those of you who dream of the experiences travel offers. I am excited to help you find and plan your dreams, wherever they may take you.


Private and group travel planning available, including custom itineraries, local transportation at your destinations, guides, air, lodging and restaurant reservations.


Tour manager serivices available for groups of 6 or more. 

Top destinations

My favorite places always seem to be wherever I am at the moment! My most frequently visited countries are Greece and Italy. I love the people, the history, culture, as well as the food! Most of all, I cherish the close friends I have made and continue to make over the years. 

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CURRENT TOURS

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              Greece 9/19/19-GREECE 2019

ITINERARY

Day 1 … September 19, 2019. Arrive in Athens Airport and meet with our Greek hosts. We will take a short flight to the quintessential Greek island of Mykonos. After checking into our hotel, we will have the afternoon free to explore charming and picturesque Mykonos town. Welcome dinner and overnight at “Tharroe of Mykonos” Hotel. D 

                                                      

Day 2September 20, 2019 Mykonos.  Today we will take a guided tour of Delos … the “holy” island of the ancients and the mythical birthplace of Apollo. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delos was a major religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C.  


Evening free in Mykonos for more fun and exploration! Overnight Mykonos. B

 

Day 3 September 21, 2019  Santorini

This morning we coach to the port of Mykonos and take a short trip by boat to fabulous Santorini. Our hotel is The Majestic, located perfectly overlooking the caldera, near Fira. Afternoon visit to the magical village of Oia, ending with a special dinner & the sunset which Oia is world famous. Overnight Santorini. B, D 

 

Day 4September 22, 2019  Santorini

Morning tour of the ancient site of Akrotiri, buried by volcano ash in the last quarter of the 17th century BC., preserving amazing frescoes and artifacts which were first discovered in the 1960’s and are still being uncovered today. It has been speculated that Akrotiri was the basis of Plato’s myth of Atlantis.   


Private Lunch with a winery tour and tasting follow. Evening free in Santorini and another spectacular sunset!. B, L

 

Day 5 ... September 23, 2019  Cruise, Hydra                                                                                    

Morning flight Santorini to Athens, then on to Marina Alimos where we will board our private yacht, the beautiful ERATO. (PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE ALL THE WONDERFUL AMENITIES OF THE ERATO). From here we sail to the island of Hydra where we will overnight. Our evening is free to explore Hydra on our own. Overnight onboard. B, L, Hors ’oeuvres.


http://www.erato-yacht.com/


Day 6 ... September 24, 2019   Cruise, Spetses

Stop for a swim, then lunch and Hors d’oeuvres onboard Erato. Evening free in Spetses. B, L, hors d’oeuvres. Overnight onboard


Day 7 ... September 25, 2019     Cruise Spetses-Nafplio 

Stop for a swim this morning, then lunch onboard. Afternoon and evening free in the fascinating, historic harbor town of Nafplio one of our favorite destinations! Overnight onboard. B, L 

 


Day 8 ... September 26, 2019    Farewell to the Erato at noon today. 

We will then go by private coach to Ancient Epidavros where we will explore the site, originally dedicated to the god of medicine, Asclepios, and step inside the classical Greek theater, a 4th-century venue still in use today and internationally famous for its acoustics. 

 

After a stop for lunch, we cross the Corinth Canal on the way back to Athens to join mainland Greece. Late afternoon arrival at the ideally located 4*Athens Gate Hotel. Free evening in Athens. B, L


Day 9 .... September 27, 2019   Athens

Free morning in Athens. Take the opportunity to stroll around the picturesque streets of PLAKA, the oldest neighborhood in Athens and have lunch in one of the famous old taverns. This afternoon, we will have a private guided visit to the Acropolis and its wonderful Museum. Special dinner tonight at the restaurant of the museum, overlooking the Acropolis! Overnight Athens. B, D


 








Day 10 ... September 28, 2019  Athens

Free day to explore this fascinating, ancient city, do your last minute shopping and enjoy the last bit of sightseeing. Tonight is our very special Farewell Dinner Party. Overnight Athens B, D 


Day 11 ... September 29     Athens-USA

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Offer Includes:


 •  Breakfast and one meal per day 

 •  Hotel accommodation at 4* hotels (twin rooms-shared)

 • Private guided visits and relevant entry tickets

 • Transfers in Greece (as described)

*Airplane tickets

*Boat Tickets

  • One Winery visit in Santorini  

  • Private Three-day cruise on M/S Erato



Offer does not Include:


• Wine or other alcohol, or non-alcoholic beverages during meals and/or the entire trip

•Any and all costs relevant to the arrival of the guests one day or more prior to the starting of the trip with us Arcadian Trails at the El. Venizelos Airport on 09/19/19. 

•Tickets from/to the USA

•Any other service apart the ones mentioned on the relevant Itinerary.


Price: $6870.00   *Double occupancy

Please feel free to contact me at 502.249.0290 if you have any questions! I look forward to sharing this wonderful tour one last time

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SERVICES

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*Custom Tour Planning

*Air, Hotel and Transportation Services

* Local Guides 

*Tour Manager Services available for groups of 6 or more

CUSTOM TOURS

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  • Personally designed for TravelSmart only. These are small, private, escorted tours to  a variety of destinations. They include most meals, transportation within the tour, taxes and tips to guides. Most are 10 days to two weeks in length depending on destination.

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Through our association with personally chosen tour operators we have selected the best of the best! Choices change frequently so check back often.


Photos from previous TSP Custom Tours

Feeding the Elephant!

 

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TravelSmart Partners

Bardstown, Kentucky 40004, United States

(502) 249-0290

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ann@travelsmartpartners.com