Josh Friedman 

San Francisco, CA United States
An independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Escorted Tours
  • Yacht Charter
  • LGBTQ Travel

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Italian

My Background

Josh is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. And he does house calls, too! Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can't quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world's top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can't get on your own.

On occassion, Josh hosts a Virtuoso Voyager Club cruise where his clients and others enjoy fine food, wine, camaraderie while visiting great places - all aboard the world's most luxurious smaller ships including Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas and Crystal Cruises.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Shar

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2014

We have been clients of Josh Friedman for many years.  He is the best!  Josh goes out of his way to make our travel plans go as smooth as possible.  He knows the travel business exceptionally well and always listens to our reviews of how things went for us.  He has helped us with simplier trips like a 7 day cruise and very complicated trips (Disney involving 3 families traveling together).  We rely on his expertise and common sense.  He seems to always be there when we have a question, no matter how big or small. AND, he is really nice!  Our last trip in January went very well and Josh is now finishing up the last details for our Transatlantic cruise this month.   So glad he is there for us!

Great Counsel and Great Followup

By: Jim The Old Soldier

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

My Wife and I recently returned from a four-week cruise which was followed by four days in London.  Many things could have gone wrong but none did.  It was a great journey from the time we left home and locked the door until we returned.  Numerous things could have gone wrong but nothing did.  I attribute this to Josh's counsel and attention to detail re our cruise, flights and stay in London.  The whole thing was perfect.
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Great Trip to Mustique and Nevis

By: Robin

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

We had a great time on our trip to the West Indies. It was a complicated itinerary especially in regard to our flights but it all went smoothly. Thank you Josh!Best,Robin
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Great Help With India Trip

By: Jim from Oakland

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2015

Josh helped us plan a complicated trip by train across India with a subsequent flight to Nepal and stay there before returning to the US. This trip would not have happened without his help in the planning and execution. When we had a major problem with forwarding our luggage in the emirates, we managed to find Josh in a restaurant in CA via cell phone and he helped us fix the problem. He is a pro and we would not think of taking on a complicated trip without his help. Jim

truly is a travel expert!

By: Shar49

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2016

Josh has been our travel agent for many years. He is very knowledgeable about the travel profession, goes above and beyond for his clients and is just a really nice guy! Although we are on the east coast and Josh on the west coast, there has never been a problem communicating. Josh always answers our questions with speed and even anticipates questions we may have. Not only has he taken care of travel plans for my husband and myself but has also done so for our family vacations of 8 and 11 people. He does not stop after all our plans are completed but always asks how things went (good and bad) after our trips. It has been a pleasure working with Josh and hope to continue with him for many years to come.
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Fantastic Cruise!

By: Jamie

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2016

A great trip planned by the best Travel Advisor in the business! We would never go anywhere without the counsel and help from Josh.
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He's the Best

By: Harry S

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

Josh has never disappointed. He is knowledgeable and works collaboratively. He has helped plan many international trips to some of the most exotic destinations for us. Never a bad experience.
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Trip three planned by Josh

By: WWII And Cold War History

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Josh has arranged three different European trips for us and they have all been great experiences. Our most recent trip took us to Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. It was an ambitious agenda and Josh's help was invaluable in making it fun and exciting.
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Alaska cruise in Crystal

By: Andy

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Good as always. I believe this was our 5th cruise with Josh and he makes it easy and his recommendations are spot on.
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Australia 217

By: Marc

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2017

Excellent. Josh is extremely professional, and made great suggestions. Destination, hotel and other recommendations were right on.
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Cruise to Hawaii

By: Ranger62

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Terrific help from Josh. He stayed on top of all the various details of our connecting flights, ship issues (meals, stateroom, etc.). We wouldn't consider a trip without the guidance and support that Josh routinely provides.
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Our 2nd Disney cruise

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Wonderful!!!! We were nervous about our flight being able to leave as scheduled due to bad weather. When I called him he was already monitoring the situation and developing back up plans if needed. To complicate things we were a party of 11 traveling together. Our flight went on schedule but it was reassuring to know Josh was on top of things. Working with Josh has always been great. This trip started out with 8 people. Several months later 3 more of our friends decided to join us. One call to Josh and he had all their travel plans put together and finalized in ONE day (prehotel, same flights, cruise). We have been working with Josh Friedman for many years. Even before we went on this Disney cruise we set up a river cruise for later this year. Would not want to work with anyone else.
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Josh really cares!

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

He is fantastic. We had a Viking River cruise planned for the beginning of October. Two weeks before our departure date the cruise was cancelled by Viking due to the low water levels on the river. Even though Josh was on vacation in Greece, he took the time to contact us to see what happened and if he was needed to do anything. That is ONE reason he is such a valued and trusted travel agent.
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