On our way to Liberia for our son's wedding, we had the opportunity to spend a few days in Morocco. Kathryn was fantastic in helping us create a tour plan and activities for our time in Casablanca and Marrakech. The tour guides and driver Kathryn found for us were excellent and the cooking class that Kathryn arranged in Marrakech was one of the best activities our family has done in our many trips abroad.
Kathryn set us up perfectly in hotels that were located in neighborhoods or areas of the city/town that matched our vibe, our interests, and central to all the activities we were excited about. Her suggestions, tips and ideas for activities helped make the most of our time traveling and to run smoothly! SHe managed to deal with the multiple and varied interests of our group and we had a fantastic time throughout our travels. Thanks so much, Kathryn!!
Kathryn is absolutely fantastic! She worked with us to make sure our itinerary was perfect for us. We did 12 days on an Ireland and Scotland trip and had the best time! Everything was seamless when we got there. Bookings for hotels, B&Bs, tours, car rentals, flights - all set up and ready for us. She took all of the stress out of planning such a big trip. We just created an itinerary together and she did the rest! She responds quickly, making it very easy to reach her and get help or advice on short notice. Highly recommend Gerken Getaways!
Kathryn helped us plan two unforgettable vacations to Greece and Italy. Her expertise and attention to detail made all the difference in ensuring that our trips were not only successful but also exceeded our expectations.Throughout the planning process, Kathryn recommended destinations, activities, and accommodations that suited us perfectly. She made all the necessary arrangements for our hotels, transportation, and guided tours, which went seamlessly. The hotels she booked for us were comfortable and conveniently located, the transportation was reliable and punctual, and the guided tours were informative and enjoyable.Overall, we highly recommend Kathryn as a travel agent. Her professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to ensuring her clients' satisfaction are truly remarkable. We look forward to planning many more trips with her in the future!
Katheryn listened to our needs and delivered. We were so happy with the service we couldn't understand why anyone would not use this invaluable resource and insider's view on what works and what doesn't. Recommending Katheryn to make those dreams come true! Especially when planning seems like such a big hurdle. Will definitely use Katheryn again next year and maybe even give her more notice!!
My husband and i are still ruminating over the numerous lasting memories of visiting London during a historic time. For me the highlight was the food tour. i cant wait to try it out the east end version. We loved the quick walk to the tubes/buses and felt comfortable walking around. We did have an issue with our room on the second day - we were upgraded for the rest of the trip. We are already planning a new adventure for our 15th anniversary!
I used to spend a lot of time and stress planning our family trips. Discovering Kathryn from Gerken Getaways made me realize that the experts know how to do it better! We have used Gerken Getaways twice now. The experience has been outstanding and the trips personalized to our preference. Besides finding accommodations and tours, Kathryn makes sure we’re taken care of *during* our trip. On our last trip she arranged a ride to the airport during a taxi strike! We highly recommend Gerken Getaways for a memorable and stress-free vacation.
Kathryn is a dream to work with. Not only does she put together wonderful itineraries, but she is very responsive and follows through on every detail. As well as being professional, she is friendly, too.
Our trip to Poland and Germany, planned by Kathryn, was AMAZING! She listened to our “must do’s and see’s” and carefully planned an itinerary for us that we will never forget. Kathryn was incredibly patient with us too, even though we were so wishy-washy sometimes. We will always be grateful for the care she took for planning this special, personal trip just for us!
Kathryn helped me plan the trip of a lifetime, visiting relatives I had never met and doing solo travel in both Spain and England. She knew about options I didn’t know existed and I had a wonderful mix of luxury, economy, independence, and handholding. She took care of planes and trains, hotels, a tour, and gave me tips on fantastic things to do that didn’t cost anything at all. 5 out of 5 stars!
To say that Kathryn has a passion for travel is an understatement. Between this passion and her deep network of contacts, the trips she puts together for her clients are nothing short of memorable and amazing.
Kathryn did a wonderful job of getting us the best rooms and packages onboard. We were traveling as a family (4 adults) and she found us a suite in the Haven (private area) which was lovely! Top floor center of the ship with enough room for all of us. She was also able to get us packages (drinks, food) that we had no idea about and really saved us money and time. She also planned our shore excursions that we did separately from the cruise choices and we loved them. When you're going to Rome or another city with such strong history and you are only there for one day, you need to see and hear it all. We will definitely use her again in Europe and my sons still talk about our tour of Rome.
Kathryn is easy to work with and is passionate about traveling. She has personally traveled to the locations we are going to and many other great destinations around the world. Definitely the one to contact for future travel!
Kathryn selected the perfect getaway for us at Zoetry in Isle Majueres. Relaxation and time with friends was the agenda and the resort she recommended and booked for us was spot on! Looking forward to our next Gerken Getaway.