Our Tour Directors Worldwide

Our Tour Directors Make the Difference

We believe that personal attention is key to an outstanding travel experience, so we've ensured that it's a hallmark of all Odysseys Unlimited tours. Our professional Tour Directors rank among the best in the business; their love of travel is surpassed only by their desire to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with others.


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Across Spain and Portugal

Albert Planas Altes

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Emma Bonthorne

“Emma was the best! She was incredibly knowledgeable and resourceful, with warmth and charm to spare. Thanks for finding her.”
Susan Crews Bailey
Austin, TX

Blaz Bostjancic

“He was great – we loved him throughout the trip.”
Dennis & Holly Nappen
Coronado, CA

Fernando Conchello

“Always ready to help – very well organized. Answered all questions. Willing to go the extra mile.”
Susan Harris
Eugene, OR

Fernando Derqui

“Fernando was a total ‘ace.’ His skills and knowledge, combined with his charm and kindness, had all of us in awe!”
Jon & Ruth Hutchison
Riverside, CA

Armand Eu

“Armand is one of the best tour guides we have had. He has excellent organization skills. His warmth, sensitivity to travel issues, and personality made him a great leader. He was most knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the regions we visited.”
Linda & Steve Rosenthal
Chestnut Hill, MA

Elena Gonzalez

“Elena is terrific! Very cooperative, very knowledgeable and informative. She is always upbeat and professional.”
Richard & Maureen Wright
Fort Myers, FL

Maite Jimenez

“Maite was funny, friendly, knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic.”
Ruth Clayton
Chula Vista, CA

Daniel Luna

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Carmen Manzanares

“I’d gladly travel with Carmen anytime! She was excellent. She went out of her way to be helpful. She’s charming, too!”
Martha Siegel
Albuquerque, NM

Margaret Monnier

“Margaret is a jewel – she clearly loves her job, Spain, Portugal, and the local tour leaders she works with. She is the best of the best.”
JoAnn Jenkins
Alexandria, VA

Mayra Noguerales

“Mayra was a very enthusiastic and patient tour director. I appreciated her candor and openness in sharing some of her opinions as well as providing historical and current facts of the various places on the tour.”
Char Taggart
Topeka, KS

Africa Palacios

“Africa is an amazing, funny woman and a great asset to Odysseys.”
Linda LaBella
Bohemia, NY

Jesus Martin Rodriguez

“Jesus was the best tour guide I have had in all my travels, which were many! He was very knowledgeable and really cared about all of us.”
Gloria Parisi
South Pasadena, FL

Jesus Ruiz

“Jesus was fabulous – always went above and beyond. You are lucky to have him. I would travel with him anytime.”
Jayce Schomer
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Africa's Wildlife

Tonia Devereux

“There are not enough superlatives to express how great Tonia was. She cared for all of our needs and more. Problems were dealt with quickly and effectively. Tonia became part of the group, making our tour feel like we were traveling with an extended family.”
Jan & Art Sussman
Lords Valley, PA

Russell Gammon

“Russell was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, entertaining, thought provoking, great sense of humor. I can’t speak highly enough of him. FANTASTIC!!!”
Eric & Susan Plow
Chapel Hill, NC

James McKenzie

“We have traveled extensively and have encountered many tour guides. We would rate James among the best guides we have had. He is knowledgeable, organized, personable, and obviously loves what he does.”
Jim & MB Fagerson
Scottsdale, AZ

Chris McWilliams

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Tony Shuman

“Tony is an excellent, experienced guide. He fully lived up to Odysseys’ high standards for Tour Directors.”
Darwin & Patricia Johnston
Apollo Beach, FL

Robyn Steegstra

“We have been on over 40 tours with trip leaders – Robyn is the best we’ve had.”
Phillip J. Morris
Honolulu, HI

Phillip Steffny

“Phil was truly OUTSTANDING! All of our [Odysseys] tour guides so far have been excellent, but Phil made the entire experience way above and beyond our expectations.”
Carl Anderson
Chapel Hill, NC

Canadian Rockies Explorer

Alan Armijo

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Mustafa Ozcan

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Linda Quinn

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Darcie Reynolds

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China, Tibet & the Yangtze River

George Geng

“George is kind and considerate, and displays an excellent sense of humor. Without being overbearing, he is very knowledgeable on every aspect of Chinese life. He is the best tour director we have ever had!”
Edward & Marilyn Sichler
Leland, MI

Chen Guodong

“Chen was a superb tour director.”
Irwin Brodsky
Hackensack, NJ

Xu Huabiao

“Xu is outstanding. He was extremely attentive to our requests and accommodated them.”
Nancy Arnold
Arlington, VA

Michael Song

“Michael should be an ambassador. He is a kind, helpful, patient, knowledgeable, fun, and funny guide. He is a gem!!”
Susan & James Sidel
Wellesley, MA

Ping Wang

“I cannot say enough about how fabulous Ping was!”
Mary Pollack
New York, NY

Peter Wong

“Peter went out of his way to make this trip one I will never forget. He treated us like we were guests in his home.”
Lillian Snyder
Silver Spring, MD

Jackie Zhang

“Jackie was exceptional in every way. Obvious that he loves his job; great knowledge of history – learned so much from him! And great problem solver – always looking to make things better!
Gwen Miles
Davidson, NC

Vicki Zhang

“Vicki shared her love and passion for China. Great knowledge and insights. The best!”
Marty & Monica Criswell
Bryan, TX

William Zhuang

“William could not have been more conscientious, concerned, involved, and helpful!! He was a joy to have each and every day!”
David & Joan Underwood
Evergreen, CO

Classic China & the Yangtze

George Geng

“George was just fantastic! He made sure that everything went perfectly and explained about local customs and peoples. He took care of all the details so all of our tours and transfers went seamlessly.”
Linda Swanson & John Seely
Lake Bluff, IL

Chen Guodong

“Chen was a superb tour director.”
Irwin Brodsky
Hackensack, NJ

Xu Huabiao

“Xu was excellent and friendly. Very good talking one-on-one and to the group.”
Joe Eskridge
Tryon, NC

Michael Song

“Michael was just the best. He treated us as individuals and catered to our every need. He was an excellent communicator and knowledgeable.”
Michael Field
Minneapolis, MN

Ping Wang

“Ping is outstanding. She always goes beyond what is expected. She is a wonderful representative of her country and your business.”
Margaret Alverson
Denison, TX

Peter Wong

“Peter went out of his way to make this trip one I will never forget. He treated us like we were guests in his home.”
Lillian Snyder
Silver Spring, MD

Vicki Zhang

“She could not have been better. Outstanding in every way.”
Barbara White
Franklin, TN

Jackie Zhang

“Tour director was outstanding ... he is an asset to your firm.”
Leonard Leifert
Delray Beach, FL

William Zhuang

“William could not have been more conscientious, concerned, involved, and helpful!! He was a joy to have each and every day!”
David & Joan Underwood
Evergreen, CO

Classic Germany

Chiara Baroni

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Eva Bunner

“Eva – excellent in all areas. She never stopped making the most of the tour for us. Great personality...”
Connie Raupach
Canfield, OH

Gabriel Castillo

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Eva Matosevic

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Barbara Schikofsky

“Barbara was so organized and efficient – kept the group well-informed and took excellent care of everyone. She was so knowledgeable about Germany and fun to travel with!”
Lowell & Barbara Anderson
Warrenville, IL

Dagmar Sturm

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Chris Winter

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Classic Greek Isles

Gemma Economopoulou

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Lina Harokopou

“Lina was truly exceptional – the best tour guide I have ever had. Knowledgeable, humorous, unflappable, sympathetic, charming – ideal. Passionate about her country.”
J. Michael Evans
Charlottesville, VA

Maria Kazantzidou

“This was our 10th Odysseys tour and Maria ranks among the top tour guides we’ve had.”
Harris & Patricia Schwartz
Point Pleasant, PA

Zanna Mouzaki

“Zanna was OUTSTANDING in every way!!”
Carol C. Hill
San Diego, CA

Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania

Antonio Marangabassa

“Tony was a superb tour director. His knowledge of African wildlife, history, and culture, combined with his charming personality and his love of Kenya, truly enhanced our travel experience.”
Ronald & Anne Decker
Chicago, IL

George Omuya

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Colombia Rediscovered

Juan David Camacho

“Juan David was the best!! His knowledge and humor and love of his country were exceptional.”
Alix Johnson & Tom Parton
Whittier, NC

Alejandra Hernandez Ortiz

“Alejandra was The Best! She was courteous, good natured, and took very good care of all of us on the trip. She was always accessible.”
Emelie Pico de Philippi
Guaynabo, PR

Leon Pardo

“Our tour guide, Leon Pardo, was excellent. He was very professional, kind, understanding, and articulate.”
Hazle Robinson
Terre Haute, IN

John Murcia Parra

“An outstanding guide and individual! Cannot rave enough about his attentiveness, professionalism, and care.”
Joanne & Howie Adams
Tucson, AZ

Karen Zuniga

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Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

Oliver Acosta

“Oliver was outstanding as a tour director in every way! He was very professional, knowledgeable, efficient, thoughtful, had good communication skills, and was enjoyable to be with!”
Jane Jenkins
Dubuque, IA

Erick Ramirez Binns

“Very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, great sense of humor. Beyond excellent!”
Ms. Mary E. Darmstaette
Boston, MA

Olivier Esquivel

“We cannot praise Ollie enough! He was delightful, knowledgeable, unbelievably helpful, and he is an incredible ambassador for both Costa Rica (which he obviously loves) and Odysseys.”
Peg & Ray Dutcher
Wellesley, MA

Andres Herrera

“Outstanding, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, kind, good sense of humor.”
Bob & Susan Vaughn
Mentor, OH

Herman Medford

“Herman made this trip an adventure! His knowledge about all we saw and the history of Costa Rica was amazing! Sense of humor and a caring nature, spirituality, and kindness describes Herman – lucky you!”
Dr. & Mrs. W.R. Blevins
St. Thomas, KY

Odir Morales

“Odir is truly a credit to Odysseys. You have a reputation for excellent tour directors, and certainly Odir fits easily into this category. He is knowledgeable, articulate, organized, and caring.”
David Jacobsohn
Rockville, MD

Randall Obsney

“Randall’s love for and knowledge about Costa Rica was extraordinary. He was efficient in making arrangements and making sure they were carried out.”
Lisa Keir
Reisterstown, MD

Allan Oporta

“Allan deserves a rating beyond ‘excellent’! His knowledge and obvious love for his country was amazing. He was in a perpetually good mood and so helpful at all times. Incalculable addition to the experience.”
Richard & Donna DeFrancesco
Lynnwood, WA

Jose Barquero Vargas

“So calm, helpful, and knowledgeable. He provided great information, but wasn’t intrusive. He checked in frequently to see how we were doing.”
Kate Murphy
Dansville, NY

Olman Vargas

“Don’t let go of Olman Vargas. He is a gem of a tour director; passionate about his country and his work. He is beyond outstanding.”
Stephanie Belvedere
Pine, AZ

Max Vindas

“There are no words strong enough to properly tell you how wonderful Max is. Added to his knowledge, caring, concern, and love of people, is his sense of humor.”
Lee Honickman
New York, NY

Discovering Eastern Europe

Mateusz Drozdowski

“Mateusz was FANTASTIC! Could not have been better – wonderful in every way.”
Sandra Deutsch
New York, NY

Renata Guzera

“Renata was an outstanding 'TD' who far exceeded our expectations and past experience. She was always helpful, available, and knowledgeable. More importantly, she has a caring heart and fine character. She is a real asset!”
Charles & Eileen Friedstat
Wilmette, IL

Silvija Horsta

“Silvija went the extra mile for everyone, ensuring that all our needs were met and eliminating all concerns that would detract from a great trip … [she] deserves the highest accolades possible for her more than outstanding leadership.”
Barbara & Herman Ziegler
Charlotte, NC

Eva Koszeghy

“Eva was OUTSTANDING! She was knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. I wish every tour guide was like Eva Koszeghy.”
Judy Traub
Wellington, FL

Jolanta Koziol

“Jolanta was outstanding. She was informative, helpful, and provided us with material so we could explore in comfort in new cities.”
Amy Altson
Pomona, CA

Agnieszka Socha

“Agnes was outstanding in every way!! We could not have asked for a better tour director/friend. I miss her!!”
Norma Fjeldstad
Niwot, CO

Ania Szwajgier

“Ania was WONDERFUL! She was caring, friendly, helpful, and patient. She spent long hours showing us things of interest, answering questions, and helping with return plane reservations. She became a real friend. I would recommend her to anyone.”
William T. & Billie S. Strunk
Lexington, KY

Halina Woszczyk

“She was wonderful! Extremely warm and friendly with so many personal insights into the places we were visiting that she added immeasurably to the overall pleasure of the trip.”
Larry & Marcia Bartolf
Holmdel, NJ  

Andrea Zentai

“She is the best.”
Allen Warren
Boston, MA

Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Reda Abdel Aziz

“Reda was highly knowledgeable, pleasant, and exceptionally well organized.”
Thomas Beck
Boise, ID

Doaa Fouad

“Doaa Fouad was excellent in all ways. Knows history and how to convey this information, thoughtful, very well organized, and a pleasure to travel with.”
Jill Theis
McHenry, IL

Hassan Latif

“I simply cannot imagine anyone who could have done a better job of creating the atmosphere of welcome, knowledge, fun, security, and richness of experience than Hassan.”
Kathryn Hare
Newton, MA

Tarek Moursy

"Tarek Moursy was an exceptional tour director. He was knowledgeable and able to communicate information in an interesting and memorable way. The logistics were outstanding; we never wondered what was next. … Tarek always saw that we got to the sites at the best, least crowded times. … Completely outstanding performance.”
Ruth Erkkila
St. Paul, MN

Mahmoud Nawar

"Mahmoud is first and foremost among the best tour leaders we have encountered during our travels abroad. In addition to being exceptionally passionate about his country and its tourism, he really excels when it comes to Nubia, for which he has a real and genuine passion."
Ellery & Lesley Kuhn
Roseville, CA

Enchanting Ireland

Jeremiah Daly

“Very personable, excellent knowledge of all aspects of the tour. Jeremiah showed that he really cared about the tour group and our enjoyment of the tour.”
Rod & Patty Vance
Farmville, VA

Roseanne Maher

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Philip Mahony

“Philip was a delight! Everyone in the group praised his knowledge, warmth, humor, and dramatic blarney and unanimously found him to be one of the best, if not best, tour guide they ever had encountered!”
James McGreevey
Iowa City, IA

Michael O'Neill

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Gerry O’Brien

“We cannot praise Gerry enough. Efficient, knowledgeable, helpful, great sense of humor; he left nothing out and we always were given all the information for every situation. He went above and beyond, and we felt very well taken care of.”
Michael & Patricia Arsenault
Beverly, MA

European Tapestry

Annelies Burgers

“We really enjoyed our time with Annelies. She was very efficient and handled each situation effectively. Materials she prepared in advance were very helpful.”
Steven Scholten
Grand Rapids, MI

Marieke Geleijsne

“The best tour director in my 50 years of travel.”
Paul Buchanan
Hoover, AL

Ingrid van Mil

“We really enjoyed Ingrid. She was excellent.”
Robert & Jane Mann
Northborough, MA

Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Hayley Anderson

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Peter Brose

“We have taken many tours and Peter is the best tour director that we’ve had by far.”
Mariann & Paul Springer
Encino, CA

Suzanne Dixon

“She’s the best we’ve ever had and we’ve had some great [tour directors]. She was knowledgeable, organized, efficient, had great interpersonal skills, and a great sense of humor.”
Peg & Hal Hayden
Sarasota, FL

Patricia Fouracres

“Based on our 10+ years of overseas tours, we rate Ms. Fouracres as ‘the best of the best’ because of her capable attention to all tour members.”
Joe & Susan Yea
San Jose, CA

Roxanne Garner

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Sharron Hickman

“Sharron was outstanding – very thorough and knowledgeable. She was extremely helpful with free time.”
Pat Torres-Smith & Clay Smith
Centennial, CO

David Hill

David was erudite, extremely articulate, and amazingly knowledgeable about all aspects of New Zealand … [He] ensured an optimal travel experience.”
Pamela G. Schaffer
Annapolis, MD

Patricia Johnston

“Patricia was fabulous in every way. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable. She went way above the call of duty.”
Carolyn McClurkan
Bremerton, WA

Matt Kay

“Great sense of humor, handled some difficult situations very well; worked to see that everyone was taken care of at all destinations. We very much enjoyed his services.”
Les & Tyree Wieder
Chatsworth, CA

Ronan McChesney

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Chas Morris

“In my 16 trips with Odysseys, the tour directors have been outstanding, but Chas stands out as the best of the best! The breadth and depth of his experience and knowledge was amazing. He handled the details of the trip effortlessly and made sure we all had a good time. And all with good humor.”
Edythe Holubec
Taylor, TX

Warren Phelan

“Warren was a superb guide – his sense of humor, attitude, and helpfulness were outstanding. His knowledge of Australia and New Zealand was obvious.”
Helen L. Rangel
Edmond, OK

Rosie Stewart

“… her enthusiasm was so infectious!! As a native-born ‘kiwi,’ she has an immense knowledge of the land and seems to know everyone on both the North and South islands!”
Christina & Michael Davis
Houston, TX

Leigh Tymms

“Leigh should give classes to other tour directors. He is efficient, courteous, friendly, humorous, and very knowledgeable.”
Doame Chism
Hampton Bays, NY

Exploring Iceland

Margret Einarsdottir

“A wonderful tour director who is so proud of her country. She is very articulate, knowledgeable and has a fantastic sense of humor.”
Audrey Brady
Huntington Beach, CA

Gudny Margret Emilsdottir

“Just fantastic!! Wow!!”
George & Shael Nozick
Alpharetta, GA

Steingrimur Gunnarsson

“ ‘Steine’ was a superb guide – at the very top of all the guides we’ve had in some 15 overseas tours. A really delightful man, a font of information … Absolutely the best!”
Janet Bedell & George Nelson
Adams, MA

Oskar Guolaugsson

“Oskar’s daily commentary covered every aspect of living in and touring Iceland. This is why we love Odysseys! We can look around with someone describing everything rather than having one eye on scenery and the other in the guide book!”
Carl & Elaine Martin
Denver, CO

Sigridur Guomundsdottir

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Ragnar Hauksson

“Our director/guide was excellent! Very friendly, personable, and accessible. He paid attention to the numerous small details along with the big ones.”
Audrey Adrezin
Kerrville, TX

Hrafnhildur Helgadottir (“Raven”)

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Gudlaug Jonsdottir

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Olafur (“Oli”) Magnusson

“‘Oli’ is the ‘best of the best’ tour leaders. He loves his country and shows it in as broad and balanced a spectrum as humanly possible. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and personable. Fortunate, indeed are persons who travel with Oli.”
Joanne & C. LeRoy Anderson
Missoula, MT

Sigrun Sol Olafsdottir

“The best guide I have ever had.”
Barbara Bernstein
New York, NY

Soffia Alice Sigurdardottir

“Soffia was the best!! Her love for the country and knowledge were genuine. She is a lovely person and knew how to relate to everyone on the tour.”
Mark Tenenhaus
Oceanside, NY

Arngunnur Yr

“Outstanding tour director!! Best we’ve had.”
Corinne Kiriluk
Inverness, IL

Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan

Dorji Gyeltshen

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Krishna Kunwar

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Niraj Maharjan

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Sangay Rinzin

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In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

Clement Ogilby

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Jill Watkins

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India: Splendors of the South

Atul Godha

“Atul could not have been better. Very caring and helpful. Made us feel welcome in India.”
John & Kay Tibbits
Alexandria, VA

Radhika Gopal

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Arun Kumar

“Arun was outstanding – so good with everyone, so knowledgeable, always available for questions or to help.”
Donna Rosenthal
New York, NY

Srinivasan Lakshmanan

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Ritu Sharma

“[You] hit a home run with Ritu Sharma at bat! Her experience and professionalism were evident throughout the trip, as was her in-depth knowledge of India and its history. By the end of the tour we felt she was like an old friend we had known for many years. Ritu is an outstanding tour director.”
Julie & Tom Cassen
Charlotte, NC

Insider's Japan

Michiko Doi

“Michiko was amazing! She provided so many experiences by escorting the group to places we wanted to visit during our free time.”
Catherine Pearson
San Jose, CA

Itsuko Hama

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Atsuko Iketsu

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Yoko Inoue

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Hiroko Kara

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Kondo Kiyotaka

“Kondo was a delight! A true professional!”
Andy & Dianne Ross
Baltimore, MD

Makiko Kumazawa

“Makiko is very professional, knowledgeable, and extremely courteous, caring for all guests’ individual needs.”
Michele Macauda & Richard Burke
Monroe, CT

Rie Oka ("Oka")

“Oka was superb – wish there was a category of 'Beyond Excellent' for us to check! Every day in every way, she went above and beyond to meet everyone’s needs.”
Darrell & Susan Mahler
Topanga, CA

Emiko Sakurai

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Akira Sato

Wonderful tour director. Very knowledgeable and efficient. Made things run smoothly without any effort (though did much behind the scenes).”
Peter & Mardine Sibley
Kentfield, CA

Tomomi Shimazu

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Fumiaki Tanaka (“Jay”)

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Sammy Tanida

“Sammy is a jewel. He went above and beyond to share his knowledge, pride, and love of Japan.”
Debra Ankeles & Bob Freedman
Swampscott, MA

Sumiyo Terai

“Cannot speak too highly about Sumiyo! Fantastic tour director; made the country, culture, and history come alive for us. Shared personal experiences and was great with recommendations.”
Robert Rando
Monroe Township, NJ

Yumi Ueda

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Israel: Timeless Wonders

Danny Cohen

“You could not have done better than Danny. He provided invaluable insight – best experience I’ve ever had with a tour guide. Tour rated above Pyramids, Great Wall of China, Rome, Greece, London, etc.“
Larry Maresh
Deanville, TX

Ron Lahad

“This is a most accomplished young man! He is a real asset to your company. He is so knowledgeable and so personable … a terrific person.”
Donna Keller
Redondo Beach, CA

Netanel Petrushka

“Netanel was extraordinary! He had full knowledge of Israel, from its inception to current. He would volunteer his free time to us.”
Judith Volin
New York, NY

Italian Landscapes: Tuscany & Umbria

Enrica Angeli

“Enrica was excellence-plus! ... We say ‘Grazie and brava, Enrica!’ Her love and pride in Italy was inspiring.”
Dr. & Mrs. Dwight R. Pounds
Bowling Green, KY

Pier Luigi Castagnetti

“I cannot say enough good things about Pier Luigi. He was enthusiastic, informative, attentive, and always willing to be helpful. His knowledge and expertise added immensely to my adventure in Italy! He is a stellar tour guide!”
Sandra Peskin
Tigard, OR

Catherine Cauwelier

“Cathy was a phenomenal tour director! She was efficient and so patient, and always pleasant. Top notch!”
Nancy Grill
Lawrence, KS

Katia Girotto

“There are no superlatives adequate to describe Katia. Cheerful, knowledgeable, astute ..., quick to seize opportunities to add to or improve the experience. We have traveled extensively and mostly had excellent guides. However, she is unquestionably, the best we have ever encountered.”
Vivan Tellis
Bronxville, NY

Lara Mocellin

“Lara was so kind, considerate, and helpful in every way. She was truly wonderful in every setting.”
Judy McNeer
Richmond, VA

Journey through Britain

Paul Daley

“Our tour director, Paul Daley, was terrific! He was very organized, paid attention to detail and was attentive to people’s needs. He was also knowledgeable about Scotch, English, and Welsh history and was interesting to listen to. One of his best qualities was his sense of humor.”
Lynn Bafaloukos
Glendale, AZ

Tim Godby

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Joe Harrower

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Charlotte Holworthy

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Jacky Paterson

“I think Jacky was the best tour director I have ever had. VERY knowledgeable! Wonderful personality.”
Thelma Taylor
Fayetteville, NY

Stanley Pretty

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Journey through Vietnam

Dang Si Hiep ("Hiep")

“Hiep was outstanding in every respect! He could not have been better. He did everything possible to make the tour perfect.”
Edward T. Clifford
Fair Oaks, CA

Vu Do Hoang ("Hoang")

“We loved having Hoang as our guide. He was both professional and approachable.”
James & Patricia Richardson
Fort Collins, CO

Nguyen Tuan Huy ("Huy")

“Huy was a terrific tour director who made our trip go seamlessly through transfers and traffic in Vietnam. Huy’s knowledge of the history and culture was outstanding. His helpfulness went above and beyond.”
Nora Mahoney & Diane Birkel
Baiting Hollow, NY

Duong Vuong Lien (“Yang”)

“Yang was amazing. Knowledgeable, informative, and he shared his own experiences. He made the trip special.”
Dena & Lloyd Zucker
Miller Place, NY

Nguyen Nhat Duy ("Duy")

“His knowledge, insight, and willingness to answer every question and request were unparalleled.”
Ted Esborn
Hudson, OH

Hoa Nguyen Quang

“Best tour director we’ve had in 20 years of travel. Marvelous sense of humor, consistently went out of his way to help everyone, always upbeat."
Barbar Scher
Fort Lee, NJ

Vu Huu Tuyen ("Tuyen")

“Tuyen was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly at all times. He made this trip very special!”
John & Wilda Apostol
Evans, GA

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Ramon Andrade

“ ... managed the tour professionally and [was] always empathetic to individual needs and concerns ... exceptionally competent and very knowledgeable.”

Thomas & Patricia Geddy
Houston, TX

Francisco Arriz

“Francisco is outstanding at his job. He really went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy/taken care of.”
Paul Hirsch
Chicago, IL

Marco Ayala

“I cannot say enough about how wonderful Marco was. His concern about our welfare and his helpfulness on places to go and where to find things was invaluable.”
Jean Marshall
Albuquerque, NM

Romy Bustamante

“ ... showed much love of country ... very knowledgeable about history and sites.”
Jeff & Candy Tyler
Coronado, CA

Sheila Carpio

“Based on our prior experience with Odysseys, we expected excellent service. Sheila surpassed even our high expectations. Not only was she informative and personable, she was extremely attentive.”
Chris Kollenberg
Houston, TX

Victor Colunga

“Victor Colunga was a superb tour director. He had the amazing ability to see a potential problem and step in before it became a concern. His quiet concern and helpfulness to the individual tour members was marvelous. You can be very proud of him.”
Mrs. Dwight Pounds
Bowling Green, KY

Ofelia Larco

“Ofelia was amazing! Her attention to detail and excellent customer service was highly commendable. She found ways to find each of us special. She is a gem!”
Jim & Linda Wyatt
Arlington Heights, IL

Juan Carlos Nina

“ ... managed the tour professionally and was always empathetic to individual needs and concerns ... exceptionally competent and very knowledgeable!”
Thomas & Patricia Geddy
Houston, TX

Oscar Oviedo

“Oscar was great – can’t say enough good things about him. He made our experience in Peru perfectly wonderful.”
Larry & Juanita Ferguson
Durango, CO

Tomas Palma

“Tomas was the best tour guide I ever had!”
Charles H. Meng
Columbus, OH

Isabel Ramos

“Isabel Ramos was excellent. Good commentary on Ecuador. Excellent communication … She’s great!”
Carl E. Martin
Denver, CO

Ernesto Riedner

“Ernesto was the best we have ever had. He was more like a Peruvian friend than a company tour guide. A wonderful person, organized, caring, knowledgeable.”
John & Dola McNown
Overland Park, KS

Efrain Vidalon

“Efrain was fantastic. He was well-informed and did everything possible to make our tour ‘special.’ He was very attentive and seemed to connect with the whole group.”
Martha Schaffert
Kingswood, TX

Fabricio Yepez

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Moroccan Discovery

Seddik Aassim

“Seddik handled the entire tour with tremendous professionalism. He handled every situation with a warm smile and a calm and kind demeanor. The extent of his knowledge blew us away. He is a treasure!!”
Jeanne & Todd Russell
Carson City, NM

Fattah Bouchekhbat

“Fattah was an excellent guide. He is dignified while being warm and friendly – extremely knowledgeable and truly enjoys the people he is with.”
Linda Rathkopf
Brooklyn, NY

Mohamed Dahouas

“Mohamed was truly wonderful. He helped guests with problems, was always available with information, and went above and beyond in service. The best.”
Sheila Gitelson & Bill Silverman
Silver Spring, MD

Nabil Ezzaouaoui

“Nabil is a topnotch tour director! His patience, knowledge, and caring nature contributed significantly to our fabulous tour.”
Larry Meyers & Linda Wornock
Hilton Head Island, NC

Mysteries of Myanmar

Daniel Htin Gyi

“Standard ‘excellent’ ratings don’t tell the whole story. Daniel’s performance was extraordinary – best we’ve had after many tours.”
Steve Weiss & Linda Scott
Derwood, MD

Chang Yein

“Best tour director. Went above and beyond – very informative. Did a great job.”
Richard & Marilyn Greener
Floral Park, NY

Mystical India

Girish Bakshi

“Charming, knowledgeable, and attentive to each person’s needs. Couldn’t have a better guide than Girish.”
Lois & Joel Seiden
Sarasota, FL

Padmaja Bharti

“Padjama was the best! She was very knowledgeable and above-and-beyond helpful.”
Michele Vercoutere
Santa Monica, CA

Naveen Bhatt

“Naveen was one of the best guides we’ve ever had. Having him as tour director truly enhanced our travel experience. His knowledge of his country’s history, its cities and archaeological treasures was superb. A great storyteller, Naveen shared personal experiences that gave us a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian culture. Naveen is a seasoned professional and a credit to the Odysseys staff.”
Eric & Mary Evansburg
New City, NY

Somnath Bose

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Shailesh Chauhan

“Great guy and tour director. Very kind and helpful in all situations. So knowledgeable and shared great information and insights.”
Dedee & Irv Cygler
Charlotte, NC

Atul Godha

“Atul’s guiding was exceptional! He was the best guide we’ve had in our nine trips with Odysseys.”
Pete & Cele Zerhusen
Berlin, MD

Rashid Latif

“Rashid was professional, personable, and most accommodating to our wants – a perfect representative of Odysseys’ high standard for tour guides.”
Walter J. Novak
Tolland, CT

Aditya Singh

“I’ve traveled with groups for decades, Aditya Singh is among the best tour directors I’ve ever experienced. His intelligence, timing/pacing, wit, empathy, and grace are just some of the attributes that come immediately to mind. He showed us India in such a personal and close up manner. He encouraged us to be courageous and get closer to our subjects. We never felt rushed, always felt safeguarded, and always stimulated with the sights, sounds, and energy of the places we visited.”
MaryBeth Mullen
Silver Spring, MD

Arvind Singh

“His knowledge regarding sites, religion, etc., was fabulous but his local and cultural insights were really key to my experience there. His grace and calmness, humility and humor made the experience a real pleasure."
Gail Ely
Asheville, NC

Karanveer Singh

“Karanveer is probably the best tour director that any of us ever had … He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his country, so kind and patient with us, always assuring our comfort and our needs (and wants) are taken care of. I highly, highly recommend him ... He is a gem!”
Marianne Seaborne
San Luis Obispo, CA

National Parks of the Southwest

Marlene O’Handly

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Jenee Palmer-Sundby

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New Zealand Adventure

Tessa Clarke

“Tessa was knowledgeable on all topics within her country. She made the trip a real educational and enjoyable holiday for us.”
Kathy Casey
Williamsburg, VA

Roxanne Garner

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Sharron Hickman

“What Sharron brought to the table far exceeded the itinerary.”
Tara Malmberg
Quitman, TX

David Hill

David was erudite, extremely articulate, and amazingly knowledgeable about all aspects of New Zealand … [He] ensured an optimal travel experience.”
Pamela G. Schaffer
Annapolis, MD

Chas Morris

“This is my 4th Odysseys trip and despite always having a good guide, Chas outshone the rest. He was an excellent blend of joining in with the group yet being professional on logistics and guidance. And he knew so much about everything!!”
Susan Snapp
Williamsburg, VA

Ian Murray

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Rosie Stewart

“… her enthusiasm was so infectious!! As a native-born ‘kiwi,’ she has an immense knowledge of the land and seems to know everyone on both the North and South islands!”
Christina & Michael Davis
Houston, TX

Northern Italy

Enrica Angeli

“She went beyond all of our expectations as to what a tour director is expected to do. She was kind, caring, friendly, upbeat, flexible, extremely knowledgeable … You have an absolute jewel in Enrica!”
Hollis Hill
Awendaw, SC

Chiara Baroni

“Chiara added a lot to our tour. She was flexible, had a great sense of humor, was knowledgeable, and friendly to all of us. “
Grace & James Mattes
Doylestown, PA

Pier Luigi Castagnetti

“Luigi was great. He was very informative, friendly. He has the ability to make everyone feel special. Very accommodating. A real jewel.”
Michael & Nancy Catullo
Wilmington, NC

Catherine Cauwelier

“Cathy was terrific – kind, caring, patient, and very knowledgeable. She was well organized and made the trip and our experience with Odysseys very favorable!”
Rochelle & Larry Cohen
Canton, OH

Valentina Dell’Orto

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Anna Gandolfi

“Anna is a delight. Very friendly, always helpful, very hard worker! We all loved her.”
Carole Schroeder
Mesa, AZ

Lella Guarneri

“Top-notch director.”
Don & Kathy Hill
La Crescent, MN

Igor Ribic

“Igor did an outstanding job. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour director. He spoke perfect English and shared with us so much information. We were totally dumbfounded by his knowledge of the history, culture, etc., of Italy.”
Dolores & Michael Gentry
Bowie, MD

Mauro Tonelli

“Mauro was outstanding! He related well to this group of Americans. Great knowledge and sense of humor. One of the best we have had.”
John & Sondra Plachy
Denver, CO

Norwegian Splendor

Christiaan Dahl

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Helena Friberg

“After 13 tours with Odysseys, we can say that Helena is in the top three of all the tour directors we have had. She is so good at what she does! She was so organized, yet flexible and fun. She made every individual feel they were special … She is a definite asset to Odysseys Unlimited!”
Maria & Rick Biko
Metuchen, NJ

Karin Elisabeth Hansen

“Karin was truly superb. ... It’s hard to come up with appropriate superlatives about her. Norway and Copenhagen really came alive for us because of her!”
Norman & Christine Gutzler
Charlottesville, VA

Andrew Hutter

“Andrew is a gem! He is attentive, superbly knowledgeable about the area, personable, capable – too many superlatives to list. He is an asset to your company and lots of fun to travel with.”
Tom & Diane Docherty
Palm City, FL

Axel Leonhardt

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Juliette Leonhardt

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Elsa Maréchal

“Elsa was a wonderful guide – very knowledgeable and very warm and caring. She was a delightful traveling companion and it was a pleasure to spend time with her.”
Max & Lois Mendelson
Schenectady, NY

Jarle Nesvaag

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Wenche Rossvoll

“Wenche has a passion for her country, a passion for touring, and a passion for the people in her care! She was amazing. This was my eighth trip with Odysseys and I have always had a terrific tour leader.”
Janice M. Hahn
Visalia, CA

Paradores & Pousadas

Vera Soublechero Alvarez

“Vera is the most charming, knowledgeable, conscientious, and warm person. Her enthusiasm is contagious.”
Pat & Monika Hseu
Escondido, CA

Fernando Derqui

“Fernando was a total ‘ace.’ His skills and knowledge, combined with his charm and kindness, had all of us in awe!”
Jon & Ruth Hutchison
Riverside, CA

Armand Eu

“Armand is one of the best tour guides we have had. He has excellent organization skills. His warmth, sensitivity to travel issues, and personality made him a great leader. He was most knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the regions we visited.”
Linda & Steve Rosenthal
Chestnut Hill, MA

Elena Gonzalez

“Elena is terrific! Very cooperative, very knowledgeable and informative. She is always upbeat and professional.”
Richard & Maureen Wright
Fort Myers, FL

Carmen Manzanares

“Carmen was outstanding. She worked diligently in making sure everyone was well taken care of and happy with arrangements. She was knowledgeable and informative.”
Phil & Jane O’Sullivan
Norwell, MA

Gaston McKay

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Margaret Monnier

“Margaret was the best tour director ever. ... Wish I could go on another trip with her!”
Gordon Alexander
Austin, TX

Susana Olivares

“Susana was a delightful combination of charm, efficiency, and knowledge. Outstanding!!”
Ken & Judy Ryan
Tucson, AZ

Africa Palacios

“Africa is an amazing, funny woman and a great asset to Odysseys.”
Linda LaBella
Bohemia, NY

Jesus Martin Rodriguez

“Jesus was the best tour guide I have had in all my travels, which were many! He was very knowledgeable and really cared about all of us.”
Gloria Parisi
South Pasadena, FL

Jesus Ruiz

“In 15 years of international travel, he was the best overall guide we have had – extremely caring, efficient, and knowledgeable. Going out of his way to be helpful and available. Everyone else we talked to said the same thing. You couldn’t have anyone better!!”
Tilden & Mary Edwards
Bethesda, MD

Hazel Sharp

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Patagonia Explorer: The Best of Chile

Gabriel Blacher

Our tour director, Gabriel Blacher, was outstanding in every way – knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. He went out of his way to assist everyone on the trip with their individual needs. He definitely went the extra mile, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have had Gabe as our tour guide.”
Gary & Katherine Head
San Carlos, CA

Marina Farina

“Marina was outstanding. Her concern for our comfort was impressive. Her knowledge of the area was great! She was like a little whirlwind taking care of everyone. Her smile was infectious – made us all happy!
Arlene Baer
Elk Grove, CA

Nadia Gibson

“Nadia provided excellent services. She molded 20+ people into a family.”
David Ross
Ann Arbor, MI

Marcel Gonzalez

“We don’t know where you find your tour directors, but they are excellent. Marcel, however, was amazing! Such knowledge, such fun, just an incredible guide.”
Annbeth & Zef Shanfield
Santa Ana, CA

Valerie Martin

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Alejandro Maureira

“Cannot say enough good things about Alex! He was exemplary as a tour director.”
Jack & Linda Hawxhurst
Keswick, VA

Nick Tozer

“Nick was extremely intelligent, articulate, informative, and always had our best interests in mind. He was fun, playful, insightful, and patient, and was always willing to help, no matter what the request.”
Joan & Rick Naymark
Edina, MN

Patagonian Frontiers

Gabriel Blacher

“Overall best in all our travels. His knowledge, patience, good humor, and ability to handle all people/situations was superior.”
Dr. Bob & Marlene Matlock
Rogers, AR

Ivan Bustamante

“Ivan was the BEST tour guide I have had. He was above and beyond what I expected; he made extra effort at all times.
Valerie Bugg
Louisville, CO

Silvana Cohen

“In a field of excellent Odysseys tour directors and guides, Silvana is a stand-out. Her efficiency, knowledge, and humor (and passion) made this trip extraordinary.”
Marilyn Press
Menlo Park, CA

Nacho Eiras

“I felt he went above and beyond the call of duty. So thoughtful and interesting.”
Deena Breed
Orlando, FL

Marina Farina

“Our tour director was outstanding. She brought individuals together as a group and immediately learned their personalities and needs. Also, very knowledgeable about sightseeing – history, culture, geography, etc.”
Dr. & Mrs Arnold Friedman
Potomac, MD

Nadia Gibson

“Nadia provided excellent services. She molded 20+ people into a family.”
David Ross
Ann Arbor, MI

Marcel Gonzalez

“Marcel was amazing – personable, patient, accommodating, and interested in making our experience memorable! The best tour director we’ve had so far.”
Marti & Ralph Nickerson
Chichester, NH

Christian von Johnn

“Christian was great in every aspect. He was competent, professional, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. He is a treasure.”
Earl & Mary Walker
Auburn, CA

Valerie Martin

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Alejandro Maureira

“Cannot say enough good things about Alex! He was exemplary as a tour director.”

Jack & Linda Hawxhurst
Keswick, VA

Maria Elena Bartsch Mittelmann

“Maria Elena made our trip even more enjoyable! She is a true professional and expertly handled anything that came up. I appreciated her flexibility in making small schedule changes when warranted.”
Susan & Jaime Moreno
Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Paredes

“I have been on a dozen escorted tours in the last 15 years, some with wonderful tour directors. But Daniel was by far the finest director in our experience. Through some magic, he built firm cohesion among the group members while simultaneously attending to the needs and desires of each individual.”
Patricia Hill
Gulf Shores, AL

Nick Tozer

“Nick was one of the best tour directors I have seen. Took very good care of the entire group. Extremely knowledgeable on history, people, and current events – and the stories within a story. And he knows everyone!”
Catherine McGuigan
Sugar Land, TX

Pearls of Dalmatia

Sandra Bandera

“Sandra was incredible. She could not have done more for us, both individually and as a group. Knowing she would be the tour director for a future tour, we would sign up in a heartbeat!”
Marilyn Fraktman
Wayland, MA

Vjerocka Loncaric

“This tour director is a treasure – she could not have been more superb. She took care of every detail, saw to our every comfort, was very knowledgeable ...”
Dr. & Mrs. Martin Shargel
Potomac, MD

Matija Radic

“Matija went above and beyond. He was always there for us and made it seem effortless (although I know he was working hard). His knowledge of and passion for his country are obvious.”
Susan Hebblewhite
Medford, OR

Thamila Rudof

“Thamila was an excellent tour director, always ready to help guests and to assist them … She has a very good sense of humor.”
Doris Less de Bruck
Montevideo, Uruguay

Jasmina Vilijevac

“Jasmina is a superb guide. She is upbeat, intelligent, and precise. She knows how to communicate travel information at appropriate moments. Her talks about the history and culture of Croatia were excellent. She is a lovely person and a great asset to Odysseys.”
Martha Salper
New York, NY

Portrait of Italy

Enrica Angeli

“Enrica was not only organized, she was caring and had a great sense of humor. She could not have been better. Excellent!”
James & Paula Fletcher
Prairieville, LA

Sara Basile

“Sara is the best tour guide we have had, including guides from other tour companies.”
Jeffrey & Janet Messing
Easton, MD

Lisa Careless

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Pier Luigi Castagnetti

“If we ever return to Italy we would want Luigi for our Tour Director again … He was absolutely marvelous!”
John & Judith Schneider
Grand Rapids, MI

Cathy Cauwelier

“Cathy was outstanding! She was very personable and in tune with individual needs and wants. At each city she had excellent ideas and arrangements for our free time.”
Susan Harker
Lawrence, KS

Anna Gandolfi

“We cannot possibly imagine that you could have a better tour director in your entire system in any category! The very highest praise to Anna. Do not lose her!”
Dr. & Mrs. John Graceffa
Hollis, NH

Katia Girotto

“Katia is the best tour guide we have ever had. Her knowledge of Italy is astounding and her ability to get along with the disparate members of the group impressive.”
Jean & David Forman
Carlisle, MA

Ingrid Jerebica

“Ingrid is absolutely wonderful – as a tour guide and as a person. She is very knowledgeable and has a way of sharing things that will be remembered.”
Donna & Keith Kirkendoll
Fort Worth, TX

Leandro Marandola

“Leandro is the ultimate tour director, probably world champion!! Great personality, very humorous, great storyteller, great on details, very thorough and considerate.”
Eric & Joanne Sailer
Lyme Center, NH

Dania Mastacchini

“We enjoyed spending time with Dania. She was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and always positive. She has the perfect temperament for a tour leader.”
Rekha & Craig Arness
McLean, VA

Lara Mocellin

“Lara was so kind, considerate, and helpful in every way. She was truly wonderful in every setting.”
Judy McNeer
Richmond, VA

Igor Ribic

“Igor was exceptionally cooperative, intuitive, diplomatic, knowledgeable, entertaining, and he exhibited outstanding communication and people skills. He’s a major asset to Odysseys.”
Diane Sarti
New Hope, PA

Fabrizio Ruffa

“Fabrizio was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and he attended to all of our needs. He was great.”
Catherine Botta
Springfield, PA

Helga Ruhmann

“Nothing but good things to say about Helga.”
Elaine Kaczorowski
Stamford, CT

Anna Scrocca

“Anna is a national treasure – knowledgeable, fun, and great at ‘reading’ the group. She went above and beyond every day.”
Paul Luczak & Kathryn E. Challenger
Seattle, WA

Mara Tiburzi

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Mauro Tonelli

“Mauro was amazing! He was always very professional, but also very personable. Enjoyed his singing on the bus and incredible knowledge about everything Italian.”
Melinda Parker
Crestview, FL

Provincial French Countryside

Catherine Chamoux

“Catherine was an excellent tour director – well informed, caring, helpful. She’s probably the best we have ever had!”
Martha & Paul Crump
Odessa, TX

Danielle Farineau

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Florence Hebert

“Florence is a real gem – knowledgeable, pleasant, and super organized.”
Steven & Nancy Schwartzhoff
Seneca, SC

Anita Leroy

“She was excellent in every respect, very professional and knowledgeable, a wonderful resource, and extremely helpful.”
Nancy Metzler
Charlotte, NC

Elsa Maréchal

“Elsa was wonderful! Very kind and caring about each of us... A very special lady!”
Janet & Gary Rosmarin
Jupiter, FL

Laurent Pesneaud

“Laurent was exceptional – great guide!”
Lynn Vaillant
Red Wing, MN

Fanny Poirier

“Fabulous Fanny! She showed boundless energy, excellent knowledge of the areas visited, plus the ability to tell a great story, helpfulness, and concern for our personal needs. And she can sing! We miss her.”
Chris & Bonnie Conroy
Montclair, NJ

Balwinder Probhakar de Bois-Juzan

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Sylvie Royer

“Sylvie was friendly, insightful, and extremely knowledgeable about each area. Very generous with her time and helpfulness. One of the best tour directors!”
Dolores Hagen
Alameda, CA

Scotland: Highlands and Islands

Susan Brown

“Susan was a delightful blend of friendly, efficient, and had a deft touch with tour members. She was ‘unflappable’ – a major asset.”
Kathleen & Alan Appleby
Middlesex, NJ

Conor Delaney

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Kirsten Griew

“Kirsten was outstanding in her in-depth knowledge of all things Scottish. She could answer just about any question. Very upbeat and great sense of humor.”
Dick & Sharon Neuman
Alameda, CA

Joe Harrower

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Coinneach MacLean

“Best tour director we have ever had. Worked constantly to ensure every guest was getting maximum enjoyment. After 10 days, I felt he had educated us on the history, culture, and character of the Scottish people and society. The scope and breadth of his knowledge was incredible. Thank you for exposing us to Coinneach – he was really special.”
Bert Barnett
Memphis, TN

Andy Plews

“Andy is an asset to your company. He is well versed, entertaining, and caring. His knowledge of Scotland‘s history is amazing. He was a true gem!”
Brenda & Bill Gregory
Blowing Rock, NC

Jane Roy

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Marina Scott

“Marina was absolutely marvelous. Her knowledge was only surpassed by her kindness and sense of humor. She is the best!”
Ann Raff
Coral Gables, FL

South American Tapestry

Gabriel Blacher

Our tour director, Gabriel Blacher, was outstanding in every way – knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. He went out of his way to assist everyone on the trip with their individual needs. He definitely went the extra mile, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have had Gabe as our tour guide.”
Gary & Katherine Head
San Carlos, CA

Ivan Bustamante

“Ivan was not just excellent, but exceptional. Executive material with people skills.”
Theodore & Carol Bywaters
Dallas, TX

Silvana Cohen

“Was caring, thoughtful, and wanted to make sure we were enjoying the experience. Would love to travel again with her.”
Susan Miller & Robert Shuffelton
Cardiff, CA

Marina Farina

“Marina was outstanding. Her concern for our comfort was impressive. Her knowledge of the area was great! She was like a little whirlwind taking care of everyone. Her smile was infectious – made us all happy!
Arlene Baer
Elk Grove, CA

Nadia Gibson

“Nadia provided excellent services. She molded 20+ people into a family.”
David Ross
Ann Arbor, MI

Christian von Johnn

“Christian was an excellent tour guide. He was always ‘upbeat’ and smiling, pleasant, and caring. He is a gem!”
Peggy & Richard Falkenstein
Hampstead, NC

Alejandro Maureira

“Cannot say enough good things about Alex! He was exemplary as a tour director.”
Jack & Linda Hawxhurst
Keswick, VA

Maria Elena Bartsch Mittelmann

“Our tour director was outstanding. She brought individuals together as a group and immediately learned their personalities and needs. Also, very knowledgeable about sightseeing – history, culture, geography, etc.”
Dr. & Mrs Arnold Friedman
Potomac, MD

Daniel Paredes

“I have been on a dozen escorted tours in the last 15 years, some with wonderful tour directors. But Daniel was by far the finest director in our experience. Through some magic, he built firm cohesion among the group members while simultaneously attending to the needs and desires of each individual.”
Patricia Hill
Gulf Shores, AL

Lucelia Scarpelli

“She was the ultimate [tour director], she was always available if needed, and friendly and courteous. Would definitely be excited to have her again.”
Hinton & Peggie Lucas
Huntersville, NC

Patricio Thijssen

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Nick Tozer

“Nick was one of the best tour directors I have seen. Took very good care of the entire group. Extremely knowledgeable on history, people, and current events – and the stories within a story. And he knows everyone!”
Catherine McGuigan
Sugar Land, TX

Southern Africa Odyssey

Tonia Devereux

“Tonia was one of the best tour guides I’ve experienced. She showed concern for each and every individual. She was super friendly, helpful, intelligent, and had enthusiasm for her job.”
Marilyn Landis
Arnold, MD

Russell Gammon

“Russell was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, entertaining, thought provoking, great sense of humor. I can’t speak highly enough of him. FANTASTIC!!!”
Eric & Susan Plow
Chapel Hill, NC

James McKenzie

“James McKenzie should win a ‘Tour Director of the Century’ award! He is outstanding in every way and is one of the most knowledgeable people ever.”
Andrea Seese
Lee’s Summit, MO

Chris McWilliams

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Tony Shuman

“Tony is one of the most affable people I have ever met. He is a terrific tour director, able to relate with everyone well. He is down to earth and funny, and has the ability to combine his wealth of knowledge with a great sense of humor. Would love to travel with him again.”
Judy Tully
Rio Rancho, NM

Robyn Steegstra

“Robyn was a great asset to our group. She is efficient and retains her sense of humor. Her knowledge of Southern Africa is extensive.”
Karl Warner
Scottsdale, AZ

Phil Steffny

“Phil was absolutely wonderful. He was always in a good mood, solved any issues quickly, and provided a lot of information (especially on game drives).”
Helen Petersen
Kennebunk, ME

Southern France: Languedoc & Provence

Catherine Chamoux

“Catherine is first-class. Very knowledgeable, approachable, personable, professional, and fun. Good sense of humor. Awesome.”
Mary D. Ellison
Richmond, VA

Muriel Gosselin

“Muriel was another great Odysseys tour director. Very caring and compassionate, informative, efficient, and organized.”
William & Renee Harrah
Lake Oswego, OR

Florence Hebert

“Florence Herbert is perhaps the best tour director we have ever had in all our years taking land tours. She is warm, welcoming, organized, efficient, and so knowledgeable. Florence made each and every area come alive with her vast knowledge.”
Denise & Alan Federoff
Tustin, CA

Anita Leroy

“Could not have been better. What a gem! Anita made our trip so special, informative, and fun.”
Charles & Nancy Henry
Granby, CO

Laurent Pesneaud

“Odysseys continues to select the best tour guides ever. Laurent was personable, knowledgeable, very organized.”
Linda McLalin
Washington, MI

Fanny Poirier

“Fanny is just an incredibly wonderful person. Her knowledge, warmth, patience, concern for our welfare and happiness was/is incredible. You have found a wonderful leader – a national treasure.”
Dave Goudy
Southport, NC

Southern Italy & Sicily

Sara Basile

“You are fortunate to have Sara on your staff. She is the greatest! Her energy, dedication, and professionalism are beyond anything we have seen.”
William Garro
Boonton, NJ

Anna Gandolfi

“Anna was THE BEST! Unfailingly patient, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, warm, and a joy to be around. I cannot list enough positive descriptions for her. She is a gem!”
Henry & Susan Fradkin
Dearborn, MI

Katia Girotto

“Katia was – hands down – the best tour director we have ever had! Her enthusiasm was infectious. She was sweet, funny, intelligent, efficient, knowledgeable, and really went way beyond what she had to do with handouts, talks, and arrangements for the group. It was very obvious that she loved her job – and we loved her!”
Jim & Sue Sanders
Plainwell, MI

Dania Mastacchini

“Best tour director ever! She went way above and beyond expectation.”
John & Jane Pratt
Newbury, NH

Eva Matosevic

“Her knowledge was amazing, she was fun to be with, and built a real community among the travelers. You knew that each of us was the most important person in her life for those 14 days.”
Thomas & Mary Heyman
Montclair, NJ

Daniela Mendola

“Daniela is an asset to your company. Her knowledge and love for her country are remarkable. She is simply “Magnifico” and “so Italien.”
Cary Jane Miller
Corona del Mar, CA

Gaetano Salemi

“He was the best tour director we’ve ever had and we rank him as top-notch!”
Barbara & Wayne Taylor
Rolling Meadows, IL

St. Petersburg & the Baltic Capitals

Silvija Horsta

“Can’t imagine a better tour director. Her expertise, friendliness, helpfulness, and good nature have assured that we will travel with Odysseys again.”
Judy Busch
Indianapolis, IN

Ieva Kalcheva

“A typical Odysseys tour director: knowledgeable, caring, and always helpful.”
John & Karen Pakan
Wasilla, AK

Signe Krumina

“Signe was most attentive to our needs, very helpful, and provided great information. Signe is one of the most outstanding guides we have had.”
William Abrams
Maple Shade, NJ

Dalija Volkskiene

“We would like in particular to commend Dalija Volkskiene. She went out of her way to help people. She is passionate, authentic, a person with a great heart. You are very fortunate to have her.”
Roger Soder
Seattle, WA

Tanzania Adventure

George Chella

“George was a treasure – smart, knowledgeable, articulate, kind, humorous, and fun to be around. Very responsible and responsive – an outstanding guide and director.”
Allan Burke
Havre de Grace, MD

Augustine Mbuya

“Expansive and comprehensive knowledge. Thinks ahead, very personable, committed to protecting ecosystems – the BEST tour director we have ever experienced.”
Robert & Diane Wespiser
Lee, MA

Harlequin Mlay

“Odysseys Unlimited could not find a better person for this assignment. Harlequin exceeded all expectations. He always showed genuine concern for each participant’s needs and interests.”
William & Nancy Waechter
Gold Canyon, AZ

Adam Mtanganyika

“Could not have been more pleased with our tour director, Adam. He was gracious, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. Always a smile on his face!”
John & Christine McCarthy
Old Hickory, TN

Maulid Nguma

“Kind, thoughtful, had our interests at heart, efficient, good sense of humor. Excellent tour directors are another reason we keep coming back [to Odysseys]!”
Ernie & Ronnie Bubb
Fairfax, VA

Malley Simon

“He represented Odysseys and Tanzania very well! Welcoming, very knowledgeable, patient, attentive to details of job and requests from travelers. Very pleasant!”
Bill & Frances Potts
Kalamazoo, MI

The American West

Kathy Dobbs

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Treasures of Jordan

Ahmad Al-Khadi

“Ahmad was outstanding! He was very, very knowledgeable; in addition, he provided us with an objective and balanced input on the current and prior conflicts in the region, which greatly added to the value of the tour.”
Bill & Judy Grimes
Rumney, NH

Ali Harb

“Ali showed great concern for each person in the group and worked hard to make sure each of us was enjoying ourselves.”
Charles & Julie Johnson
Yakima, WA

Sufian Nawash

“One of the best in my experience over the past 12 years. A great asset to your company.”
Dana Fitzgerald
Amelia Island, FL

Treasures of Peru

Francisco Arriz

“Francisco was over-the-top in touch and attentive to the needs of all.”
Karen & Ralph Lightner
Ellicott City, MD

Marco Ayala

“I cannot say enough about how wonderful Marco was. His concern about our welfare and his helpfulness on places to go and where to find things was invaluable.”
Jean Marshall
Albuquerque, NM

Sheila Carpio

“Sheila was special. She could be used to train other tour directors.”
Wayne & Susan Bailey
Lansdale, PA

Victor Colunga

“Victor was an outstanding tour guide. I felt that he cared about me as a person. Each tour I think, ‘This person was the best.’ However, evidently you obtain excellent tour directors!”
Marianne W. Cardea
Milford, DE

Ofelia Larco

“Ofelia was amazing! Her attention to detail and excellent customer service was highly commendable. She found ways to find each of us special. She is a gem!”
Jim & Linda Wyatt
Arlington Heights, IL

Juan Carlos Nina

“Juan Carlos was very professional, thorough, and calm. A joy to be with.”
Steve & Barbara Lomnes
Mechanicsville, NY

Oscar Oviedo

“Oscar Oviedo did an outstanding job! He is smart, knowledgeable, and has a great customer service orientation. I felt very well cared for by him. Thank you!”
Barbara Webb
Denver, CO

Ernesto Riedner

“He is the BEST!!”
Gail Becker
Louisville, KY

Efrain Vidalon

“Efrain was courteous, calm, helpful, and always pleasant. He seemed interested in the sights and in us.”
April Wright
Jonesville, WI

Treasures of Thailand

Kongka Buatoey (“Kong”)

“Kong was probably the best tour guide we have ever had. His knowledge of his country was incredible. He was extremely organized and every detail was thought of. His love of his country was obvious and he shared it all with us.”
Ron & Jackie Schiemann
Red Wing, MN

Sawittree Tongurai (“Silvy”)

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director