Sandy Walt CTA, DS, MCC

Louisville, KY United States
An independent affiliate of Platinum Travel, LLC
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1999
Languages
  • English

My Background

I'm a Virtuoso Accredited and Certified Travel Advisor along with a Master Cruise Counsellor. I specialize in cruises and leisure travel. I orchestrate your travel dreams with professional services and insider knowledge from my personal experiences of cruising and traveling to many destinations...Making Your Travel Dreams a Reality!

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Highly Recommended

By: YaYa Trip


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

Sandy Walt was wonderful in planning and organizing our trip to Hawaii. We had a few snags and she helped out with the problems. All and all everything went great.

By: Angie


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

Sandy was very helpful and informative while we were planning and booking our trip.

Punta Cana 2013

By: Kevin in Missouri


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

The trip was wonderful and went off without any issues. Sandy was awesome in getting us the best rate on our trip, and making sure that we had everything we needed to have the wonderful trip that we did. I will use Sandy on all of my trips in the future! Thank you again Sandy for all that you did.

highly recommended

By: pat


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Highly Recommend

By: JanScooter


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2013

Sandy Walt is such a wonderful person to help with your travel needs. She is always very knowledgeable and helpful with all of our vacation plans and needs. We enjoy working with her every time we plan a trip! Thank you Sandy, you are so appreciated!!!

Have referred her to friends and will continue to do so

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013

Sandy makes it happen. When we had to change plans for the Disney cruise from January back to December, she made it happen even when she was out of the office. We are comfortable that Sandy covers all of the bases for us and has our travel needs in mind at all times. If there were to be an issue, we are comfortable that Sandy would handle it. We could not ask for a better representative to see to our needs.

Wonderful planner

By: Lvl girl


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2014

Sandy is so fun and easy to work with. She has great ideas and her follow through is tremendous.

Trip of a lifetime!

By: Linda


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2014

Sany Walt put together a trip for us that was more enjoyable than we could have ever imagined. Her knowledge of Europe was very beneficial and helped us understand more of what to expect.  We have recomended her to our friends and will use her again!

highly recommended

By: CA sissye


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2014

Have taken many different cruises on different lines and my husband rated this the best.  Love the open dining and restaurant choices.  Always something fun to do.  Would recommend Getaway.  Beautiful ship.

Highly Recommend

By: msdw


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2014

Great trip and all connections worked.  [No problems at all.

Highly recommended

By: Madeline


Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

Sandy did a wonderful job coordinating our trip. We were able to get around Barcelona with no trouble at all, thanks to her suggestion to take the Hop On/Hop Off bus.  Our cruise on Silver Sea was wonderful. We spent 2 days in Rome, after our cruise and, once again, had a centrally located hotel and used the Hop On/Hop Off bus.  The only negative on the trip was our hotel in Rome. The room was extremely small for the amount of money we paid.  Sandy is great and easy to work with.  We will use her for future travel.

HIGHLY Recommended

By: Lizzy R


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2014

Sandy couldn't have been any better. My husband and I missed our flight and she did anything and everything to make sure we had one for the following day as well inform the hotel to make sure we were okay with them. She is great at her job!!!!!

Highly recommended

By: Jackie


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2014

Sandy had every detail of our trip mapped out, it was a wonderful vacation.  She made it so easy to enjoy, she had already taken care of all of the details.I would highly recommend her.

Quebec Adventure

By: GHL


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2016

Excellent. Zero problems encountered with all bookings. Sandy is a great communicator. Will use her skills again.

Expert service

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2016

Sandy did a great job! We had a really trip and she had everything very planned for us

Dream trip to British Isles

By: Barbarian


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Our cruise around the British Isles and tour of London and other sites in England were spectacular and exceeded all expectations. Sandy and Donna did a fantastic job of leading the tour! The guides provided at each port were wonderful! We marveled at the way we were able to seamlessly flow into attractions normally avoiding waiting lines and the time we were given to absorb culture and shop.

Never a Detail Missed

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2014

Sandy is an awesome trip planner and coordinator...she doesn't miss a detail. As one of the local guides stated during our tour, Sandy was able to schedule more events in our 16 day tour than most British see in a lifetime. I particularly appreciated her tenacity to secure tickets for us in places with very limited supply, like Highclere Castle, Parliament and Buckingham Palace. I've been to England before on my own and did get to see these attractions. Her attention to detail enabled us to get the most out of our time there, rather than standing in lines and/or being turned down because it was already full. Further, she and the local guides knew precisely the best time of the day to arrive and tour, which helped us minimize wait and the crowds. This is my third trip under Sandy's leadership and I'm never disappointed, I recommend her highly!

Excellent service with our travel plans

By: Jerry


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2014

Sandy's travel expertise was very helpful to our 2 week vacation in Ireland. She listened to our travel ideas and then gave us well informed input to accomplish our trip.

Sonoma Trip

By: Bev


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2014

Sandy: Our trip was wonderful and want to thank you for your assistance in planning it. The Doubletree In Sonoma was a very nice hotel in a great location that made it easier getting to all the wineries. Flights were issue free, which made it a relaxing trip out and back. We will call you again for our next trip. Sincerely, Bev Fleece

works hard for you

By: Markky


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014

Sandy was able to secure the last 2 cabins on the 1 Viking river cruise that sailed the week we were travelling. She prepared us well for the trip and made sure we knew what to expect. The only part that did not go well was the seat assignments for our parents' flights. Sandy said she usually checks those ahead of time and that did not happen. As a result. we had to pay extra to get seats together for them and they were lousy seats on the international flights. I intend to use Sandy again and will recommend her to others when I hear they are travelling.
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Great from beginning to end

By: Hoad


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2014

Our trip down the Danube on the AMAPrima was relaxing and stress-free because of the meticulous planning of the travel agency and AMAWaterways beforehand and during the journey. Every tour was interesting, with well-informed guides, some speaking better English than others, but all well prepared and knowledgeable. I would unequivocally recommend this trip, and plan on taking another European river cruise in the future. i also greatly appreciated our complimentary tour of Schönbrunn Palace, a gift from Platinum Travel.

Fabulous

By: Jacobs


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

Exceeded expectations - Sandy was awesome! She was quick to respond to any questions we had and was always pleasant to deal with. We plan to utilize your services again because of the high quality level of customer service she provided. The prompt responses to the small details by Sandy made our planning nearly effortless. THANKS!!!!

Excellent pre-trip advice.

By: Al


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2014

Sandy did an excellent job in helping us to prepare for our trip to Cancun. Helped us to get private transfers to/from airport. Advised us on U. S. dollar denominations to take. Advice on tours to take. Many other items.

Perfect

By: Tara


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2014

Our trip was planned wonderfully & perfectly detailed.

Mexico Trip

By: D&WTeam


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2015

Very friendly service. Food at location was excellent! Few issues related to the newness of the resort. All issues were resolved to our satisfaction. I would recommend The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun.

So Amazing!

By: Erin&Greg


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2015

Sandy was so helpful in picking the place we wanted. Her help once the location was picked was amazing. She answered all our questions thoroughly and quickly. We felt so prepared for our trip weeks before and during our trip. She even sent the manager of the Sandals resort an email before we went there to ensure we were well taken care of, which we were! We will use Sandy again and make sure all our friends do as well!

Girls Getaway Trip

By: Kstro


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2015

Sandy took care of everything for our trip, from start to finish. She was fabulous to work with. With her help, my friends and I were able to have an amazing vacation in Jamaica that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Great service from someone that truly cares

By: mbranch


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2015

I can't recommend Sandy enough. Not only is she thorough in her planning, knowledgeable about the locations, and friendly and professional; but she exudes an attitude of truly caring about her clients having a great experience and trip. We slipped up on some planning issues on our end and almost had a disaster before the trip, but Sandy put in the extra effort to save the day! We can't tell you how much relief it gave us. These days with online travel booking sites it might be easy to write off travel agents, etc. But the truth is, the sites can't provide this level of service, attention to detail, and caring. Two thumbs up!

Great advice!

By: Leisa


Reviewed on: 01 May 2015

The trip to Royalton Riviera in Cancun was wonderful. It was a beautiful place at a great price. The food was excellent and the rooms were very nice. It was paradise for a week.

The Best Travel Agent for All Your Needs!

By: Meg


Reviewed on: 05 May 2015

Sandy did a phenomenal job planning our recent trip to London. She arranged private tours, transportation and accommodation that met our every need. She is fun to work with and her knowledge of the city helped me plan the trip of a lifetime for my mother! She is organized and quick to respond and listens to your ideas to help create the perfect travel experience. Her expertise of London travel saved me time and eliminated any stress! You will not regret using Sandy to plan your next trip!

Great trip

By: Brian k


Reviewed on: 10 May 2015

Everything was perfect

problems

By: paul


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2015

sandy, everything worked out OK, but my tickets were messed up at almost every stop. they said my ticket had been "exchanged" (4 times) and that it hadn't been reissued. this may have occurred when they changed the flight times. they would correct the problem and issue me a boarding pass, but then i had to go through the same thing at the next stop. also. the first driver in London arrived with a car that was too small. when a new one came (~20 min later), it wasn't really big enough for all our suitcases and we were transported with out luggage on our laps. other than these minor problems the time in London was great except for a record high temp of 96--they don't have air conditioning anywhere!, and Kenya was awesome as usual. paul
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Alway's there for you

By: Amy8


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Sandy is always there to answer any questions you might have and if she doesn't know it she will research it for you. She always has a prompt return call with your information. Sandy is also very knowledgeable with the country's, she will give you information on where it is safe to travel, shop, do excursions or visit. We couldn't have been more satisfied with her professionalism! Looking forward to working with Sandy again!

Leave it to the Expert

By: Charlainer


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2015

Sandy was a tremendous help when I needed advice on what was a complicated trip for me to plan. Taking grandkids one way - when I had never flown with them, and needing a 3 leg trip for myself - plus getting good times of day and a reasonable price - what would have taken me several hours, Sandy was able to accomplish much more quickly. Well worth it! Thanks, Sandy!

Excellent!

By: Creggers


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2015

Sandy did an excellent job of arranging our trip with regard to both the cruise line we used and the logistics of getting us and our luggage from place to place. Her recommendation to use tour companies other than the cruise line for our land trip and the port excursions was greatly appreciated as we had flawless communication with those vendors and truly remarkable experiences on our excursions. Everything went exactly as Sandy had described it to us. Her knowledge was exceptional and her suggestions for sites/excursions proved excellent. Her communication with us from our first meeting until the departure was very professional and courteous. It was obvious from our first visit that Sandy wanted to make this the best trip possible based on what we wanted to see and do. Her selection of cruise line was perfect for out age and sophistication. Thank you Sandy for making our trip FABULOUS.

Excellent

By: Nichole22


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2015

Couldn't have been a better trip! Thank you.

simply the best

By: bob


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015

everything was great. hotels, flights, car rental.

Funny Question

By: Joel


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

Given the circumstances, this is really a funny question. Charlotte is doing better but it still seems like it was a good idea to bail out. Continue to share photos as you have been doing. Thanks.
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Great attention to detail

By: dlvn


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2015

Sandy made sure that all details were in place, from the driver waiting for us at the airport to the tour guide greeting us at the hotel to making sure that each bed in our hotel rooms was as it should be. We appreciated Sandy's attention to details. She mapped out great tour itineraries so that we could take advantage of every moment of our stay in Paris before the actual tour began. We couldn't be more satisfied with our experience on this wonderful trip. . . it was FUN and very educational. Thank you, Sandy! She was not only a great travel agent, but a fun travel buddy; sharing the trip with her and her husband, Bob, made the trip extra special.
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Hawaii

By: Debby


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Loved the package I purchased thru Sandy Walt at Platinum. Our stay at Wakiki was fantastic. Sandy planned our trip to Pearl Harbor and Polynesian Culture Center. We then we boarded Pride Of American Norweigen Cruise ship for a week of excursions into Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kawaui. I am extremely please with all accomodations and tours and would highly recommended using Sandy for all my vacation needs.

Professional and friendly service

By: MichaelB


Reviewed on: 27 May 2016

Sandy has worked with us on our vacations for the last couple of years; including our wedding/honeymoon trip. Each time she's been great with helping us pick a locale, working within our budget, and giving us tips/tidbits, etc.

Professional and personal attention

By: KathyY


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

I have used Sandy for multiple trips and have referred her to many friends when they were looking for an expert, competent travel agent. Always to the point, direct and very helpful. Sandy works very hard to find the right "fit" for my travel arrangements. She has good recommendations and a no pressure approach. She tries to give you the best value for your travel dollar and offers "out of the box" suggestions. Always helpful

Splendors of Italy

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

A+++++ Outstanding in every way!!!!

Spendors of Italy

By: Ron46


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2016

We had a marvelous tour of Italy led by Sandy Walt! The sites visited, the special excursions, the fellowship of our group, and the memories made all exceeded expectations! Sandy crafted the perfect combination of preset agenda with free time to suit everyone's needs. The tour, starting with Venice and ending with Sorrento and Capri, was breathtaking. Sandy met unplanned challenges with grace and professionalism. We could not have asked for any more!

Simply Wonderful

By: ItalyLover


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016

The experience Sandy and Donna put together for us was amazing. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The logistic were almost perfect. The food selected was outstanding. We found the guides to be both personable and informational; they were all very knowledgeable and passionate about their areas of expertise. Accommodations were acceptable at all locations and beyond expectations at some. Sandy and Donna delivered on a first-rate tour of the splendors of Italy!

Excellent service

By: Dennis


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

Everything was perfect,could not ask for anything to be different. Can't wait for our next cruise,Will call you for our next vacation. We also highly recommend Royal Caribbean to anyone looking for a great cruise line. Thank You Sandy.

Very professional planning and had a wonderful trip

By: Chet


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

Very pleased with all areas of the trip. Insight travel was a well ahead of other travel companies we have used. We were delayed in Detroit that caused us to miss connections to Denmark but they were resolved to our satisfaction.

Excellent planning

By: Scott


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2016

Sandy was very knowledgeable about Italy. We had no trouble with travel or hotels. Tours planned were very nice, and the accommodations were quite comfortable and well located. All the details were arranged very quickly. Sandy was great. We enjoyed our trip and appreciate her expertise.

Stockwell Italy Trip

By: RobS49


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2016

Yvette and I had a wonderful trip to Italy- Venice, Florence, and Rome with short day trips to Pisa and Pompei. Sandy did a great job with all the planning. There were no glitches. All of our expectations were exceeded.

Expert Friendly Service

By: Watt


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2016

We had a wonderful trip to Hawaii. Sandy had developed an outstanding trip for us with several excursions. We enjoyed the hotels she selected and the air travel was fine. The best part was the airport greeting and the transportation from airport to hotel and back at each location. We would gladly use her services again.

the best travel agent

By: spuds


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2016

we had no issues w/our trip - from the moment we left the airport in Evansville, IN to the destination in Mexico. Resort was awesome - relied on our agent for imput and met all our expectations. would highly recommend this resort to other travelers. loved that it was 'all adult' resort. Everyone at the resort was very helpful and answered all our questions and went out of their way to help us. Rooms were quite spacious, housekeeping was great and they were constantly painting and updating the resort. All restaurants served exceptional food. There was a variety to choose from and we took advantage of it. Pool areas were kept very clean. We didn't have a problem getting beds or floats.

Deanna and Sean's wedding at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Very efficient and professional. The resort (Iberostar Rose Hall Suites) we stayed at was amazing and a great recommendation. I would recommend both Sandy and the resort to anyone.

Ya Mon!

By: mnw


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

Sandy has coordinated several trips for me over the years with impeccable execution. Most recently, a family wedding in Jamaica went off without a hitch. After gaining a basic understanding of my preferences, Sandy has enabled me to focus less on the logistical aspects of travel and more on the wonder.

Sandy is just great!

By: Gigi


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Sandy Walt is a really great travel advisor! We have had the pleasure of working with her three times now and she has never let us down. She takes care of every detail and has taken the time to get to know us and our preferences. I trust her judgement completely and feel very secure with her in charge of making our arrangements. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Great!

By: Daniel


Reviewed on: 28 May 2017

Sandy was great! She answered all of our questions thoroughly and promptly. She helped solve any issues that came up at the resort when we arrived

Italian Honeymoon

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

Sandy was amazing. She did a great job of communicating and helping us plan. We were going to Venice and Florence for our honeymoon and she did an incredible job of giving us enough to do but also having it be relaxed enough we could enjoy the trip. I will definitely be using her again.

Negril

By: Alex L


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

It was outstanding!!! We have know Sandy for many years and this is the second trip she has planned for us. Couples Negril is by far the best vacation I have ever been on. The resort was great and the food was amazing. I would go back in a heart beat and every year if I could afford to. All the arrangements were spot on and we had zero issues on the trip.

Advisor

By: Dan and Mary Rita Bisig


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017

Easy going answered all our questions. No question was too big or too small. She made you feel that you were the most important if not her only client.

Sandy was tremendous!!

By: Weif


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017

Spectacular! She covered every base before we left and we had no surprises. It was truly a turn key trip and she took care of every intricate detail with great precision. She is personable, punctual, informative and savvy with all the information. I would recommend anyone to plan a trip with her!

Sandy

By: Donna


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

She made everything so easy. She answered all questions before I ever asked them! Would use her again and again and again!

Tour Retrospective

By: AlaskaChar


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Tour plans were excellently done. All arrangements worked out great. We had a great time.

Alaska Adventure

By: Dakota


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Sandy handles all the details and the trip is always well planned. Have not encountered any problems during our trips booked with her.

Outstanding advice

By: moose


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

She was very helpful . Advised us where to start our vacation in Alaska and why . So many little things that were useful.

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