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Phyllis Horodner

West Palm Beach, FL
Luxury Travel Consultant

I've been helping people travel the globe for 25 years and I am thrilled to be told "it was the best trip I ever took!"  I think the key to a great vacation is to find the right "fit" for each traveler, be it the budget, the accommodations, activi...
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France River Cruise

Cruising the Seine on Avalon's Tapestry II
Cruising the Seine on Avalon's Tapestry II

To complete my certification as an Avalon River Specialist, I chose the Paris to Normandy cruise.  With a few extra days in Paris, it was the most relaxing and perfect way to see the beautiful towns along the Seine up to the Normandy beaches.

Here are a few highlights:

Vernon- a visit to Giverny, site of Claude Monet's home and gardens. It was an early start to the day, but worth it. We had the gardens to ourselves, a zen-like experience! One could just image Monet sketching his water lilies, surrounded by acres of beautiful flowers.

Conflans - We did a walking tour of Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent Van Gogh's final home. We strolled the streets where he walked and saw the subjects of his famous paintings: the wheat fields, the local church, village women, etc. The art historian guide was great!

Caudebec - We devoted a full day to visit the landing beaches at Normandy, WWII museum and American cemetery.  To give everyone a unique perspective on this important event in our history, Avalon provided an expert speaker the night before.  It was a very moving experience for all. To see the beautiful shoreline, still dotted with equipment left behind, was amazing. We even crawled inside the enclosures where the German gunners  had taken position. This was followed by a memorial service at the cemetery, ending with the playing of Taps.  A lovely lunch was served at a local restaurant.

Paris -We awoke to a crisp, cool morning in Paris. But we didn't have to stand in line to enjoy our inside tour of Notre Dame. After an informative description of the edifices outdoors, we walked straight in for our tour (skip the line!)  Later, we rode to the highest point in Paris, Montemartre. Formerly an artist's colony and home of the Sacre Coeur Basilica,  we had plenty of time to enjoy the view and peruse the shops.  We enjoyed all of Paris' beautiful architecture alit at night on a special evening tour.

Avalon offers many other river cruise and one of my favorites is The Blue Danube Discovery. From Budapest to Prague, you visit many delights along the way.   Vienna, Wauchau Valley and Melk are just a few.

Avalon is complimented by two sister companies, Monograms and Globus. Monograms feature hosted city stays and Globus offers fully escorted first class motorcoach tours. 


My Reviews

20 of 33 people found this review helpful
Italy 2017 Trip
Phyllis was super professional, gave us options and basically knew exactly our taste!
By  Maria Ross  from  Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Phyllis Horodner responded:
Maria, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate it! Phyllis Eileens Travel

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22 of 38 people found this review helpful
Great trip, great travel agent!
Phyllis couldn't have been a batter agent for us. We needed to plan our trip rather quickly with a lot of difficult details and she was quick, thorough, and patient during the entire process. And the trip was fantastic! Hotel and excursions were PERFECT!
By  Sgetlan  from  Centerport, NY
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Phyllis Horodner responded:
Thank you, Sue! I was so happy to hear that you loved the hotel, restaurants that were recommended and the tours you did. I appreciate your taking the time to mail the brochures to me, as well. Phyllis

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11 of 19 people found this review helpful
Globus Fall Foliage Tour
Phyllis handled all our travel plans for this Globus trip and has booked quite a few cruises for us as well. She is wonderful to work with, gives us all the options and takes care of all the details. We have always been very pleased with her service.
By  Lori W  from  West Palm Beach, FL
Traveled to  Boston ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Phyllis Horodner responded:
Thank you Lori and Scott, It's always a pleasure working with you as well:-) I'm so happy you loved the tour . Phyllis

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20 of 37 people found this review helpful
I have known Phyllis and the Eileene's Travel team for over 20 years. I have traveled the globe multiple times and have always used Phyllis and Eileene's to book my travel.

Phyllis has great knowledge of the best air fares available....and and great knowledge of many of the finer hotels in various countries.

There have been a few times where airlines have cancelled flights or have had 'reroutes'....
Phyllis ansswers emails no matter what time zone you are in...and has the ability to make things work out.
Recently....during a major storm here in Florida, my flights were cancelled....with no notice to me by the airline.
Phyllis jumped into action and got us home the same day....and pushed the airline to accommodate us.
She is a jewel in the crown that makes her and Eileenes's my go to travel agency.
By  Jonnypilot  from  Boca Raton
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Phyllis Horodner responded:
Jon, Thank you so much for your excellent recommendation. I enjoy working with you, as well:-) You always take the time to give me useful feedback on the hotels and restaurants you've been to. I look forward to helping you again and again. Phyllis

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7 of 13 people found this review helpful
Seeing the World - Part Two !
Phyllis is by far the best agent I have ever worked with! Phyllis listened to what we were looking for, made great recommendations and stayed within our budget. She has planned a couple of trips for us so far and we have never had an issue. Her attention to detail is spot on. Our last two trips to Europe were booked almost a year in advance. Phyllis stayed in touch with us the entire time. We have never had to worry about transfers or hotels in foreign countries. She will truly make your dream vacation just that !!!
By  Lori & Henry  from  Lake Worth, FL
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

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  • River Cruises
  • Escorted Tours

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