Angie and I could not be happier with our recent vacation to England and Scotland. Working with Annie Collins was really a treat! We all know that listening is a positive, human trait; but Annie brings that to another level. In one personal meeting and a couple of emails – our trip was set. Based upon our interests, Annie’s recommendations for flights, overnight stays, day trips, and the occasional personal guided tour were perfect. Service like this is rare and we are currently in discussions on our next adventure. Regardless of where we decide – Annie will be getting a call!
Annie Collins of Freedom Travel is more than a trip planner! Annie spoke with my husband and me in detail to plan an amazing driving trip for the two of us through France. Obviously, our April 16 departure had to be changed due to the Coronavirus. This is a 15 day trip with stops in 5 different cities and a few planned activities along the way. Annie had to contact each and every facility; coordinating each piece of the puzzle. She magically orchestrated this and we now leave the end of June! This was an extremely time-consuming task that she performed promptly and delightfully. AND, while we are traveling she’ll just be a text away if we have any snags or want to share a wonderful experience with her! I’ve used her expertise previously for a major trip abroad and Freedom Travels will always be my first call when I want to travel! Annie and her staff are all top tier travel experts!
We contacted Annie for our 10-year wedding anniversary. We have never traveled outside of the country and didn’t fully know what to expect. Annie was able to answer our questions and give us advice on what to expect. She customized our trip to hit the high points we asked for and added things she thought we would like. Not having to plan or coordinate our transfers from the airport to the hotel, to the train stations, guided tours and everything else was worth every penny! Because of Annie’s planning we were able to follow the itinerary, relax, and enjoy the trip. We WILL DEFINITELY USE ANNIE AGAIN. Not sure what the next trip is but we will be contacting Freedom Travel to make it happen.
At first, I had reservations about signing up for the Italy trip having visited twice before. I also didn’t think I would like being with a tour group. I’m so glad I did though. I had the time of my life and made some great friends. The trip itself was planned, coordinated, and excellently executed. The itinerary also offered flexibility in case you wanted to go off on your own. But what was especially noteworthy about this company is you had the opportunity to experience Italy off the typical travel grid that made the trip unique. I really can’t say enough good things about this company. The trip was magical.
I want to thank you for helping us to go to a place that we truly could not plan ourselves. Overall, Tim and I were very happy to go and enjoyed the week. We love traveling with our peeps and this was no exception! The best to me was talking to Jessi and Roberto and learning about the people and politics. They really seem content with what they know and live through. The rations and lines for food/banking were so interesting to witness everywhere. I’m thankful that my Spanish came in handy sometimes so I could ask questions and learn more. I also really liked a dance lesson that Jessi arranged for us! Oh and we got a painting! Thank you for the recommendation. Tim and I rode in 4 cars and enjoyed them all! And the tobacco farms and cigars were so interesting. Very neat!
Eighteen years ago, I said in my wedding vows that Wade had given me dreams that I never even knew I had. This trip Annie has epitomized that. The balsamic tour for instance yesterday. None of us were very excited about that on paper, but trusting you we kept it on the itinerary & it was one of those magical moments where we all sitting around the winery table and another shared a toast… Here’s to Annie! What a magical experience! Thank you!!
On Monday, we did not have the answers to where, when or how when we called Annie to tell her we were interested in a cruise… By Thursday we had the answers and were booked on our first cruise! Annie had all of the answers to even more questions than we knew to ask. She is an easy telephone call away. exquisitely clean and beautiful Adriatic Sea off the platform on the back of the boat.
Hi Annie and team, We are now in our 5 star hotel that is fabulous…just a 15 to 20 minute walk from the old town…the Il Mare, Captain Teo, crew and Lada, our guide, was absolutely amazing in every way. Our cabin was super…roomy, private with a sea view, and fabulous shower… We cannot recommend the itinerary more…thank you! Tomorrow is Montenegro then home…the days flew by…have not kept track of day or time! Lots of love
We recently returned from a trip planned by Annie Collins. It was an 8-day small ship cruise from Split to Dubrovnik with stops in several Croatian islands. This was a high-quality trip with only 38 passengers on our ship. The opportunity to see and learn about this fascinating country was amazing. The excursions were very high quality, the food was excellent and the ports were charming. The ship would stop occasionally, tie us off onto rocks on the shore and we swam into exquisitely clean and beautiful Adriatic Sea off the platform on the back of the boat. It was a spectacular trip. The small ship was intimate enough that we knew everyone’s names by the end of the trip. the food was delicious and the excursions were very high quality. Villa Split was a charming UNESCO sight. We loved it!
In any language, Annie, a gillion thanks for including me in this most wonderful adventure. By any measure one could take, Freedom Travel put together a stellar experience in Italy for us. Every piece fit together – and there were lots of them, with delicate linkages between that could easily not have connected – to make an extraordinary mosaic that won’t fade over time. I was really thrilled to be a part. Kudos to you, your team, your network.
This was the best trip ever for my daughter & me to Paris and London. We had a wonderful time in large part to Annie and her team. Accommodations were great and every step of the journey was seamless.
My wife and I have traveled with Freedom Travel more than a dozen times over twenty years, and we keep coming back for more. The trips are arranged with great attention to detail, and the accommodations are always superb. Using local experts with on-the-ground knowledge always ensures that each trip is educational, comprehensive, and fun. You can trust your vacations and travel adventures to Freedom Travel. We have.
My husband and I have just returned from an AMAZING honeymoon trip to Italy planned out by Freedom Travel! I cannot express my appreciation to Annie, Anna, and all of the other people involved at Freedom Travel for planning such an incredible trip for us! The company was very easy to work with and quick to respond to all of my questions/concerns…they were very flexible with making changes to make this the perfect custom trip that suited our budget.
Just returned from a mother-daughter trip to Key West. Everything was great! Annie and her staff did a wonderful job of selecting accommodations and activities that were perfect for Mom and me. They were great with the details and everything was so easy!
Annie and Freedom Travel helped us put together a remarkable trip to Valencia and Barcelona!!! We knew where we wanted to go and Annie arranged a trip to our wants and needs. Everything was superb!!!! I won’t hesitate to call on Freedom Travel to help arrange our next trip. Job well done!!!
I live in Texas and I sought Freedom Travel to plan my honeymoon to Italy in March 2014. I only corresponded with them through phone and email and Jennie answered all of my questions quickly with such detail and made me feel very comfortable. My husband and I worked very hard to save for our trip and I gave them a set budget. Jennie gave me everything I wanted in our Honeymoon package and so much more. We stayed at THE BEST Apartment In Rome and Sorrento in the center of everything. I have been to Rome before and the trip Jennie planned was by far THE BEST experience my husband and I have ever had! We spent two weeks in Italy and it was beyond PERFECT! I cannot express enough what a stellar job Jennie and Freedom Travel did to ensure we had the best trip. Before we left Jennie sent us everything we needed in a nice package. We had NO PROBLEMS AT ALL while we were abroad and everyone we scheduled tours with and drivers were of the best! Freedom Travel ensured we had the best quality apartments, drivers, tours and they even scheduled a few surprises like a visit to a winery on the foothills of Mount Vesuvius! My husband and I had the best honeymoon thanks to Jennie and Freedom Travel! We WILL be going on another trip in the future and we will DEFINETLY use Freedom Travel again! I trust this company so much and for having never met them in person, I feel like I’ve known them for a long time. They have such a lovely staff and are able to help you get the most bang for your buck and design the trip of your dreams!! THANK YOU JENNIE AND Freedom Travel!!
A year ago I went to Annie and said “I want to spend my 60th birthday in Cuba.” She said “I’m in.” I had more fun over the year scheming and planning with Annie and her team. What a joy to work with! We took 12 people with us and we all had a blast. Not a hitch or anything to deal with. Annie knew the best places to eat. The best sites to see. And the best places for Mojitos! Thank you, Annie and Freedom Travel for the best 60th Birthday Party ever.
Hey, we are on the train from Vienna to Innsbruck and we are having a great time. Wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time in Vienna. The hotel could not have been more perfectly located and The staff and room were great. We enjoyed the tours, not so much the one at the Imperial Palace, but our free time was the highlight. Thanks for all of your planning.
The approximately 2 week trip to Morocco, arranged by Annie Collins, met my expectations and more— from the travel companionship with her and the rest of the travelers, to the knowledgeable and competent country hosts and excellent driver, the accommodations, over-all itinerary, and value for the money–I’d rate this travel agency at the very top!
Annie really helped me get my thoughts and desires in order. She has a confident and friendly manner that in turn gave me confidence that all would go well on the trip. She really tried hard to stay within our budget range. You never know what kind of service you will get online but I hit the jackpot with her and Jeanne.
I have taken two wonderful trips with Freedom Travel to Vietnam and Morocco, and they remain my top “go-to” choice. The arrangements were seamless and met or exceeded my expectations. As a former tour operator myself, I am intimately familiar with the challenges of managing someone else’s travel expectations and I can’t stress enough the hundreds of hours Annie and her crew saved me in planning. I was most recently in Morocco, where Freedom Travel arranged a private English speaking driver for myself and two friends. It was the spring of ’11, when there were uprisings all around us. Annie took the extra steps before we left to talk with her Moroccan contacts about the situation and to make sure we were well informed and wanted to go ahead with the trip. Extraordinarily, there was an al qaeda bombing in Marrakech when we were there and a week later Bin Laden was killed while we were in the country. I heard from Freedom Travel consistently throughout the trip, and they were brilliantly proactive. One never knows of course what will happen on any given adventure, but in our particular case, we all felt so lucky to be in Morocco at that time. Circumstances allowed us to make friends with so many different people I’m sure we never would have met otherwise. That being said, it was a great comfort to know we had a travel partner looking out for us vigilantly. Freedom Travel is with you until you arrive home. Priceless.
We had a fabulous trip! Everything worked out very well. The flights, the airport transfers, the hotels, the tours, etc. – it was all perfect! And the language was no problem as everyone (even chambermaids spoke English). Our tours were awesome! Our tour guides spoke English very well, were very knowledgeable and had lots of spunk! We feel like we learned so much in just a few days. The half days were perfect for us as we then had leisure time for lunch (usually at an outdoor café), time to walk around (shop or sightsee) on our own. We’d put our feet up in the hotel for an hour or so late afternoon and then out to dinner (great restaurants everywhere!). We just enjoyed it all thoroughly!!! I think the half-day tours are excellent. We were busy but not overwhelmed. Thank you again for your help.
Freedom Travel lived up to our expectations of combining personal time with Private Tours critical for our gaining a full understanding of the sights, history, culture, and people in the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Umbria. Traveling to a faraway place either comes with self-planning or buying a typical tour that consumes your total time. The approach you take at Freedom Travel is great and allows for your attention as the customer wants and needs!
Jane and I want to thank you very much for putting our England trip together. It was most reassuring to know that you were there to rearrange our itinerary after our slight diversion through Japan, China, France, and Denmark. My Grandma was right when said there is more than one way to get to town, although I don’t think she envisioned circumnavigation. All in all, it was a wonderfully memorable trip and you played no small part in that. If we plan another trip, we certainly know who to call. Very well done.
You helped us love these cities. We learned our way around in no time because the tours were so helpful. We truly are so thankful for you hooking us up with such an amazing honeymoon!”
Just wanted to let you know that Carey and I had the most wonderful trip to the Galapagos and Ecuador. Thanks for all you did to make it so special. I will give your name to any friends who are interested in taking that trip (or any other) with great enthusiasm. Carey and I got to swim with 4 penguins for a good while; it was so thrilling. The Frigates and the Boobies were in full mating season, so it was an exciting time to be there.
Annie did a fantastic job planning our trip to France. I called her at the last minute and she pulled it off! Our hotels were wonderful but not expensive. The locations were great too. I have already recommended her to my friends and will continue to do so.