Betty Shukster 

Ancaster, ON Canada
Why work with an advisor? 
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Our world is a beautiful place and I would like everyone to discover how wonderfull it really is. Traveling is exciting and enlightening - it opens our eyes to wonderfull sights. We learn about the people, the different cultures and traditions, the history, and more. To walk with the lions on Safari in South Africa, to see the sunset in the South Paciifc, to explore Antarctica, and to visit the Galapagos Islands. To see the Pyramids and sail on the Nile, to tour Israil where so much history began, and the city of Petra in Jordan that was hidden for so many years. London, Paris, Rome, Greece, Turkey, China, Japan, and not to be missed our own country - Canada and even the United States of America. To be able to share my experiences with others is a joy. There is an old saying, "Travel is a gift you give yourself". So go discover your wonderful world and you see'll what I mean! And if you don't do it now then when?...

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Highly recommended

By: AB

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2013

Betty was very helpful in acquiring bookings for our latest trip. She has a great deal of patience and the accommodations and extras that were added were really great. Enjoy dealing with her and her team.

poor trip

By: rocky

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

would not recommend trip ...saw nice things...but logistics, information provided before trip, and trip not marketed properly for senior citizens... told would be no surprises, we were hit with surprise visa fees....forced lunches at certain restaurants with no opportunity to look elsewhere for meals un necessary

Definitely recommend


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Any concerns or queries were dealt with by Betty. It was nice to see her enjoy herself as well as working/networking. Made it a point to ask people in her group how things were going.

Highly recommend

By: Margo

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

To many people on Shongololo train,in to confined a space, we were 80 people previous leg of trip was 37 .I think that would give you happier clients

She's the best

By: oskardoskar

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2013

We've been on several trips with or arranged by Betty, an we're looking forward to many more. The Halvorsens

Betty, the Energizer Bunny

By: Messenger

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

I have been on three trips that Betty planned and organized. Each one was a total success, at a good price. She has unlimited patience and "people skills". She knows her "stuff". She is totally trustworthy and reliable.

Travel Agents are needed more than ever

By: Sue & Al

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

When you need someone in your corner, an advocate Betty's experience and knowledge of just about everywhere in the world is mandatory!

highly recommended !!!!

By: sam

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

Such a good trip, planned to a tee:-)Thanks again!!!


By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2014

Bety is the best travel agent I've ever had.She is always helpful and settles all our problems.

By: Jim and Sandi

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2014

We could only have had a better time if it hadn't been lousy weather in the Bahamas. Fabulous experience and Betty is The Best!

Excellent travel agent

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2014

This is our third trip planned by Betty Shukster. We went on a China trip a Mediterranean cruise, and recently on the Carribean cruise. All three trips were excellent. All flights, hotel rooms and other arrangements were excellent. We were always kept well informed about everything. She kept in touch through emails and phone calls. We loved having her on these trips to take care of everything. She is a great lady and an excellent travel agent. We look forward to our next trip with Betty.

Very good

By: Hmmm

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2014

Very well planned and executed. Betty was right on top of everything and we enjoyed ourselves. Cudos.

By: Johnny v.

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2014

Excellent cruise so far.can reccomend it to people that like cruises. Wines are more expensive then they should be, considering that they are all duty free. Also excursions are way over prized for what one gets. Mandatory gratuities are also somewhat excessive.other then that we have no complaints.

Highly recommend

By: Moly

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2014

Betty was terrific, a great personality and very helpful

By: Rich

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2014

The only thing I need to say is, there is no better travel agent than Betty Shuckster


By: Doris Perry

Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

Great! Betty was very helpful .. excellent service!!


By: Lindy Lou

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019

Excellent, she goes above and beyond

it's all in the details


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Our recent trip to Tahiti although a long journey was so successful because of the planning, insight and guidance by Betty.  The experience although adventurous was made easier with the recommendations and arrangements made by her.  If you think you can do it all yourself - on line - take advantage of someone who has done it, knows the ins/outs and will support you if there are any wrinkles.  Everything that was suppose to be arranged was, including the best flights (when you take the 'Free Air' from Oceania, to the ship credits and the land transfers.  When you are that far from home, you want everything to be a go, and that's the value of having someone in the know! 
Not Recommended

highly recommended agent

By: rocky

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

betty is an excellent agent...she is always on the lookout for trip opportunities....she is extremely helpful and aggressive enough so that hotel clerks, tour guide, etc cannot push her the same time she knows what is probably best for her clients  and if they want to go their own way she will help in making the right accommodations.....we have been travelling with betty for some 12 years now and every trip has been a delight....I don't know how the "no" got in the preview box, but she is highly recommended

Always a job well done !

By: Steph and Vic

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2014

Our retirement has become far more exciting and fulfilling because of Betty's  personal travel experiences which she shares with us in the planning of each of our itineraries.  She responds promptly and professionally to answer any of our questions (big and small).  Honestly, we don't know what we would do without her ! Thanks to Betty, we now have wonderful memories of our vacations.

Wanderful trip

By: Dar

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

went to Thailand and Cambodia great places to stay first class

Highly Recommended as usual

By: Ballantreaite

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2014

Betty's arrangements were made with her usual care, good humour and intelligence.  Thanks Betty

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

areas of stay in Cambodia, Thailand were reasonable and fantastic, local guides were informative and flexible ,local tours were well planned,plenty of time for self. Will send Collette tour own evaluation.

Great tours in the Baltic

By: Freebie

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

we Met Betty last year on a Collette tour of Australia and New Zealand. She told us to call her when we were booking excursions on a Baltic cruise. She arranged for us to travel with DenRus travel who took us through St. Petersberg and Berlin.The guides in each place were excellent. The st. Petersburg days were very busy and the first day especially rushed. The boat tour of the canal was unnecessary and especially on a rainy and cold day. It is too bad one can not change the itinerary on the go. However we did do everything promised and especially loved the Gold room in the Hermitage. the arrangements through Betty were great .

Very Highly recommend!

By: Bethgc

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2014

Betty recommends vacations appropriate for my family and knows what we would really enjoy. She answers all my questions promptly. 

Recommended anytime!

By: Patnm8

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014

Betty takes care of everything from making sure your papers are in order, getting help for you if you are ill, making sure everyone is having a good time when she is with you. She is always upbeat and has great suggestions which sometimes can save you hundreds of dollars on excursions.


By: Me

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Working with Betty always a pleasure Betty and her group get the best deals for their clients and organize the whole trip, nothing left to chance

Danube river cruise

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Absolutely helpful. She gave us recommendations that turned out to be excellent and stayed available whenever we had questions or concerns

Fabulous Recommendation & Service

By: Marty

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2014

Approached Betty to organize our European river cruise. I mentioned a couple of tour companies that I had been investigating, she said to take a look at Tauck. I'm glad I did. This was the best vacation we've had, Tauck is first class. Thanks Betty for taking care of everything for us. I will definitely travel with Tauck again and would highly recommend Betty to look after all the arrangements.

Tauck River Cruising is A-1 ++++

By: DJ & HOH

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2014

Staff was exceptional - we were taken care of 24/7 - no additional charges and all the land excursions were excellent and we were blessed with excellent weather the whole trip. We would take another river cruise with Tauck without hesitation. The cruise ship was exceptional - our room was very comfortable and well cared for and there was always something of interest going on during our river cruising. The restaurant menus were excellent - the chef certainly knew what she was doing. All the Tauck staff that we encountered on board ship were well skilled in being there for you and others. Very personal service and very skilled people.

outstanding service

By: irwin

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2014

EXCELLENT SERVICE. , very helpfull, recommendations on hotel was great. had a wonderful time. Betty's help in all our bookings over the past 40 years have all be excellent.

Excellent service and itinerary!

By: B-Rock

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2014

Just returned from six weeks in Australia and New Zealand! Betty did an incredible job of helping plan our itinerary and booking hotels, airfares, tours, car rentals, hotel and airport transfers. Everything was amazing and went as planned. We could not be happier! It was The Trip of A Lifetime!!! Thank you.

Knowledgable staff

By: Irwing43

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

This was our first Tauk event. We were very impressed. The staff was very well versed in all aspects of our tour. They were very helpful. The venues were outstanding. Way beyond our expectations. Everyone , very friendly, a most enjoyable experience. we cannot wait for our next Tauk event.

excellent service as always

By: rocky

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2015

excellent service as always always available but then what else would you expect from betty 5 stars out of 5at least

Holy Land

By: Rene

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2015

Had a wonderful trip. Pretty overwhelming at times but tried to remember. The food was exceptional over there as I love all the fresh fruit and salads. Am trying to remember all the places we visited. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable in history and political. Took a while to get back to my environment but it was great. Irene Preston

Guided tours are the way to go

By: CamelBackRider

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

Our recent trip to the holy land was superb. We traveled, slept and ate in a first-class fashion. One of the most comfortable and safest trips we have been on. Our thanks to Betty and staff for putting all the details together and allowing us just to show up on time.

South Pacific Sojourn

By: Peter

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2015

Betty's Sydney arrangements were perfect. We stayed 6 nights at the Medina Serviced Apartments which were relatively inexpensive and a 10 min. walk to a large grocery or to Circular Quay. Our back-to-back cruises (32 days) on Oceania's Marina were great and weather was good other than low clouds spoiling Hobart views. As usual Betty outdid herself looking after our bookings with both Oceania and in Australia.

Great Service

By: Wendy & Clive

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2015

<p> Betty is a gem, and we are very happy with the service provided by both Betty, and her associate Nora Pearce. They were most helpful in putting the trip together. We will use them again. We did have some problems with the trip as delivered by Collette, but does not detract from the service provided by Vision Travel.

Riviera Top Notch


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2015

My first trip on the Riviera was a rare experience! I was met at the airport by courteous, experienced staff who looked after retrieving my luggage and sent me on my way with a friendly bus driver. Arriving at the cruise terminal, there was no waiting and after the picture taking and health formality, I was on board in a matter of minutes. My stateroom was ready, and so was I ..........for a real card playing adventure. The number of large print books in the library was awesome.,,, a real plus! I was impressed that there was a crew member dedicated to those of us traveling alone. She introduced us to one another at a cocktail party and then entertained us to dinner. After that she acted as a resource person throughout the voyage. My bridge playing improved ...... my waistline grew; and I arrived home a very happy person who looks forward to another cruise with the same cruise line.

Tauck Seine River Cruise

By: Smitty

Reviewed on: 18 May 2015

The Pullman Paris Eiffel Hotel was well appointed and well-located, but the service in the bar and dining room was very slow and uneven. In contrast, the MS Swiss Sapphire service, senior staff and food was first rate including our group's Bistro dinner on May 1. The daily programs were balanced, the tours and guides very good, particularly at Juno Beach. Among a number of highlights was our dinner at Chateau Tallis and of course (with the sun shining) our visit to Monet's gardens. I was with an excellent group of people and we had fun. I was disappointed that deck time was limited (mainly due to the weather) and the fact that the ship moved mainly at night. Of the three river cruises I have taken, I would rate this one number 2 (after Uniworld Rhine cruise).

Rendezvous On The Seine

By: Birdseed

Reviewed on: 11 May 2015

It was a great holiday and the excursions pretty good, other than the crowds at the Louvre and Versailles. The care given to us on the boat and the food exemplary. No complaints. The itinerary great.

Exceptional service

By: Angel 1

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2015

Tauck once more did an outstanding job. The Tour Directors are of the highest standard and we appreciate their attention to detail and knowledge of the places we visited. The food on the boat was of the best and the wines were exceptional, of course! The Team on the boat were very gracious and the service was amongst the best we have ever experienced. We had the best time. We are glad that our Travel Agent recommended this trip.

Helpful and excellent service

By: cat

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2015

Betty was wonderful and answered all of our questions quickly and helpful! Thank You Betty!

Excellent Service

By: Buddy

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2015

Extremely well planned. Attention to personal needs. Details arranged over and above the expected.

listen to Betty

By: ga

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2015

Betty has been wonderful . I had found this trip myself and Betty was really concerned that it was not all it was advertised to be. Of, course she was right. The worst room was a three story walk up in the middle of nowhere in the south of France with black mold in the bathroom. The pick up at the airport was 2 1/2 hours late one car went into Paris and droped off the first group and took 45 minutes there and an additional 45 minutes back instead of having a larger van or 2 cars. I was not taken to the hotel that had been confirmed the day before with the other travel person (not Bettys company) I had done the research from home. It turned out that I was booked at 2 hotels and it took me and additional 90 minutes to reach the emergency # and confirm that they had booked me at two hotels by mistake This cost me the day at Versailles. There was total confusion about what tour I was on. The tour manager was the only saving grace of all these mistakes. I have never heard of anything

Happy customer of Betty's

By: Wheels

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2015

Betty takes care of everything. She makes suggestions, arrangements and when needed gets a full refund for something you weren't happy about. Betty arranged for wheelchairs at all airports for me. Arranged for us to stay in Nice one night before the 4 of us boarded the ship with a driver from airport to hotel, then hotel to ship. We stayed in Barcelona for 3 days after the cruise and she arranged a beautiful hotel as well as day trips. Betty is prompt in replying to calls or emails and is always available and if by chance you think of something she didn't, she is " just leave it with me and I'll take care of it right awa" instead of acting like its a bad idea because it's yours. I would certainly book with Betty again and encourage any of my friends to call her. Thanks Betty


By: Bimbo

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015

Great trip Sandals was excellent and Vision Travel had everything we needed in place so a great experience!

Great care


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2015

Super trip to Israel and Jordan. Amazing sites and fabulous information. Great care taken by company to see that we were safe and comfortable at all times. Busy times but worth the effort.

Always goes the extra mile!

By: zacspack

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

Betty will always work as hard as she can to make sure everything with your trip will be trouble free. We have worked with her for many years now and have always had excellent service. She makes travelling relaxing and worry-free!

Great service!

By: cliveeernest

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

<p> Betty, and Vision Travel have been great help in all things related to this and all other trips we have taken. Betty is available well into the evening, and usually on weekends as well. her experience and connections have made our travel much more enjoyable. </p>

Excellent Tour Guide

By: PW

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Not having any experience with Friendly Planet, we were pleasantly surprised at the level of excellence of our tour guide in Vietnam and the quality of the hotels( 4*+) used. The hotels were located in the downtown core and we had great access of the activities, being able to walk or use the local transportation. The tour was very comprehensive and informative. In Cambodia, we had a tour guide for each city. The tour guide in Angkor, was disappointing since he was unable to communicate using the electronic communication devices, since the range was not far, and we were unable to hear his commentary for the most part, however the temples were amazing. The third guide in Phnom Penh also gave us a quick history of Cambodia and enjoyed his commentary. Overall it was a very detailed and busy tour and one would have to be prepared to keep up with the itinerary. For myself, the tour was above average and would use The Friendly Planet again.

We always get a great deal

By: Garten

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2016

We had a wonderful cruise on Holland America. Betty irons out all the wrinkles before we get to the ship, and so we spend our time enjoying the our of cares. Thank you Betty

Really enjoyed the slower pace of Portugal

By: Sleepy

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2016

A wonderful relaxing three weeks.

Great arrangements

By: JayJay

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

All arrangements were very complete and better than anticipated. Everything was on time and Betty was a great hostess. We enjoyed Portugal and our additional extra trip as well. Lots of communication from Betty which made us feel comfortable.

Excellent service as usual

By: P & h

Reviewed on: 25 May 2016

Betty always checks out the details and gives speedy personal service. And her efforts produced distilled water for the machine even though cruise company said they couldn't do it.

efficient and helpful

By: banjoking

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

This trip was a disaster. Flights were changed and our luggage did not follow the new flights. Upon reaching Nice, we called the emergency number as there was no one to greet us. They arranged to have a taxi drive us to the ship. We arrived at the docks at 4 a.m. with no luggage. We were greeted by the ship's tour director who was the person who arranged the taxi. Through some miracle, our luggage was delivered to the ship three days later. The only other glitch was a continuous rainfall in Paris for the full three days. Everyone involved with the ship and tours were sympathetic and kind.

Air line

By: evelyn

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

all on time with West Jet---early morning a great time--- three seats to myself. Everyone wanting to sit at the front of the plane after seeing the movie "Scully" with Tom Hanks. I always want a window seat.!!!! Sheilagh

Amazing Hawaii

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

We followed all of Betty's recommendations, as we were a group of 12. She saved us a tremendous amount of planning time, she knew what we should avoid..we could not have done this trip so well without her knowledge and insight. I have travelled many times with Betty as my travel advisor.....can't wait until next time!p

Definitly devoted to provding exellent assistance!

By: Donnie W.

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Our flight, cruise and very interesting Hawaiian land tours were first rate, thanks to Betty's many extra efforts to ensure that we fully enjoy our experience. Her recommendations and prompt responses to our group's numerous requests for assistance were very much appreciated!
Not Recommended

Not a great experiense

By: Hick12

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Were advised of trips that were supposed to be with the group and were not we were with a different group and went different sights. We were not informed of a $20.00 US a day hotel fee charge for both stay at the hotel. The Rest of the group was not charge this something to do with when we booked. I felt that I was treated as a second class as were not part of the original group. The flight was long and in a small plane with no walking room. Just came back from Dominican on Air Transat and the flight was great lost of room .The holiday was great but I will not do it again

Great Stay & Cruise

By: Cliveernest

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2016

We just returned from a wonderful trip. We stayed 3 days in Athens, then boarded the Celebrity Constellation for a 12 day cruise, which included Kusadasi, Turkey; 3 days in Israel, and strops on Rhodes, Cyprus & Malta. All wonderful destinations, but the 3 days in the Holy Land was a dream come true. The 3 days stay in Athens, with a full day private guided tour was great, as it gave us time to recover from the flight, and see one of the most interesting destinations in Europe. The price for the entire package was much better than what we could find on our own.

Good attention to detail and follow-up

By: Sled

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2016

From the first email presenting the opportunity to the date of departure, Betty followed up diligently on all of the details of the planning process and was quick to respond to any queries or concerns.

Barcelona to Dubai

By: Lady in the Head Scarf mjp835

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2016

My trip was fantastic ........ aside from a couple of glitches with after effects that I would like to talk to you about privately. I am having some unexpected side effects, There is also one DVD issue that smacks of false advertising in my opinion. Please contact me by phone for a "brief" review. Thanks, Lady in the Head Scarf mjp835

Great holiday

By: James and June

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2017

All arrangements Betty made worked out well. We had a good room on the 7th floor as requested and our friends who booked with Betty were nearby. WestJet travel arrangements were excellent - right on time both ways. Wheelchair was available and was a great help in getting us through speedily. Thanks again, Betty.

winter cruise 17

By: snowbird72

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Betty is excellent. She knows what i like and gets it for us. She looks after all the small details that go into making a trip successful. She also listens to our suggestions and thoughts and is very accommodating.

Hawaii 2017

By: Rhythm and Blues

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017

Excellent!!! She's the queen of travel.

travel guide

By: grammer

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Betty was very knowledgeable and helpful. She had lots of local knowledge.

Malta and Sicily

By: Connie

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Betty is very easy to work with and will help at any time to make things better or to help. She is a very bright and upbeat person


By: Anon

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

Great job as always!

Malta, Sicily Gozo trip

By: Linda Dallman

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Betty always approaches every question, comment or concern with a warm smile and her expert knowledge of what can she do for you. She handles everything first class. She truly is amazing. She is very knowledgeable and puts everyone at ease. The trip was amazing due to the pick of the project travel director and all the organization and thought that went on way before the trip began. Highly recommend to any one travelling in that area.

Doesn't get any better!

By: Maxine

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

I didn't work with Betty, she was our travel agent and tour agent. I would definitely recommend Betty for all your travel needs. We have gone on many group trips with her as well she has set up custom tailored trips that went with out a fault.


By: Rosemary

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

As usual Betty's enthusiasm abounds. I loved the entire trip and Betty helped me with the travel between BC and Toronto all was good. Look forward to more trips planned by Betty she has a lovely way to calm the fears of those less traveled than her Thx


By: Gus

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Always pure joy. She is very attentive to my needs and understands what I'm looking for

Great service as usual

By: Cliveernest

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2017

We really enjoy working with Betty, and with Vision. They know their stuff, and Betty has been almost everywhere, so she usually has extra insight. She is not quite 24/7, but I have emailed her at 11:00 Pm, and had a reply by 8:00 the next morning. How is that for dedication!

Thoughtful, knowledgeable and personable as usual!

By: Pete and Helen

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Thoughtful, knowledgeable and personable as usual!

Our visit to the rock

By: Cookie D

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Betty is always prompt to respond to requests. She has helpful suggestions too.


By: Gus

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017

Nothing but the best! She is always there for you

Beyond the Call of Duty

By: Nick

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Betty is the best travel agent and consultant that I have ever encountered. She goes beyond the call of her job description and goes the extra mile. Not just an order taker. Was on a Russian tour and the group was left in limbo when the flight was cancelled. She was the only agent that we were able to contact and who was ready to find flights for her clients. Other agents/broker were not in the loop, and did not assist their clients. Fortunately we were able to get ourselves out of the predicament and did not have to call Betty into action. Thanks Betty and Nora.


By: starlite

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

very good. She kept me informed

Great advisor

By: Willy

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

Betty and her assistant Nora were great. They responded quickly to all my concerns/questions and made both myself and my husband feel more confident especially after hurricane Irma had just passed through the Caribbean two weeks prior to our trip.


By: Babs

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

Trip was excellent! Weather accommodation and airlines worked very well.

Dominican trip 2017

By: Beachball

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Betty is very k owledgeable and efficient. Any and all questions answered documents sent quickly.

Good trip

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

Absolutely wonderful and worry free

Very friendly. Helpful. Knows a lot. About travel destinations.

By: Funtravel

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Excellent She is very caring. Helpful. Has great experience about travel destinations. And cruising. We have used Betty exclusively. For over 35 years


By: Quans

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2018

Betty was extremely helpful in making a recommendation regarding the airline carrier based on their reputation and service provided. As a result we only had one stop over and the best economy class travel experience possible! I was confident that had we experienced any problems that Betty was only a phone call away from helping us.

Last minute to Cuba

By: Lastminute

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2018

As usual Betty was caring, charming, and thoroughly capable as she put together a last-minute trip/cruise around Cuba. Hotel accommodations, cruise bookings and advice were terrific.


By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Working with Betty is always a joy. She helps with everything from the get go. I do not plan a trip without Betty's input.

Good holiday plans

By: Travelers

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018

Very thorough. Pleasant manner.

Celebrity Cruise

By: Sharon pearson

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Very good. Everything went well. Loved the cruise and everything went well. Would definetly take another cruise with them. Betty was on top of everthing



Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Wonderful!!! Betty takes care of all details no matter how minor.

Canary islands

By: tony h

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2018

Betty is well organized, caring and very friendly. She is always available for questions and gets problems solved quickly and effectively. She always ensures her clients get value for money on a tour.


By: Sleepy

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Great fun as always. Learned about a new part of the world


By: Birdseed

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Betty Shukster is the best advisor one could have. She makes sure everything is going well at all times. A very friendly, competent person at all times

Madrid and Canary Islands

By: BH

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2018

Excellent. Well organized and educational trip. Every detail well thought out. Always enjoy trips organized by Betty!

Madrid and Canary Islands

By: Windy

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

Betty as always was great. The best thing was her pick of Tour Director Jason Allan . He was outstanding. One of the best trips!!

Another terrific trip!

By: B Rock

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2018

One couldn’t ask for a better travel advisor. Betty has taken us on many excursions as well as planned extended trips for us overseas. Everything is always perfect. We have no complaints whatsoever!

Trip to Lisbon and the Algarve

By: Willy

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

It is always a pleasure to work out the details of our trips with Betty. She gives wonderful suggestions and advice, looking after every detail. This trip was no exception. Every pick up and connection worked perfectly making our vacation most enjoyable.

Tahiti cruise

By: Savvy traveler

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

Betty was great as usual

Betty is the Best!

By: BC Eddie

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

From the start Betty made it clear that she would be focused on providing us with the best possible travel experience. When our first travel package preference was not available Betty worked to arrange and scheduled a cruise/tour package combination that was exactly what we were looking for. She kept in contact and advised us on the best choices. She also made it clear that should any problems arise while travelling she would be available "around the clock" and to not hesitate getting it touch with her for assistance. On our return she quickly followed up to find out how everything went. We do not hesitate in fully recommending Betty.

Always excellent

By: DCEaton

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Betty has been advising and arranging trips for us for several years. She’s helpful, resourceful, reliable esponsive and always has a smile in her voice.

The best travel Agent

By: KK

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

Amazing, fabulous. I can't say enough. She directed us to the perfect vacation.


By: Happy

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018

To work with Betty is and was always a pleasure. She gives good advice is very helpful and is their for you when you need help.

Great advisor who helped us with every detail!

By: CookieDee

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2018

Betty helped us with all aspects of our arrangements and we were very pleased that she was so helpful.

Best travel agent

By: Irwing

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

I would recommend Betty to all my friends and have done so in the past. Betty’s attention to detail and knowing our likes and dislikes has made all our trips over the past 30 years An event to remember fo r a lifetime. Never had a problem on any trip that Betty has arranged for us.

Chicago trip

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2018

excellent planning-excellent execution as always


By: sleepy

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2018

working with Betty has been great for the last 15 years. She always looks after her group from insurance to what ever else is needed. While in Belarus, one of the poorest places (worse than India or Africa) she made even a terrible hotel fun. Some people did have better rooms in that Hotel but single people sometimes get put in out of the way rooms. That's just how it is. While in India and Africa with Betty all went very well and the same for South America, Malta, Spain and Canary Islands. As well she has booked trips for myself and friends on European River Cruises which have been wonderful. Especially as one ages all this detail is such a help-- gone are the days when my husband and I would rent a car and just drive for forever. Now I need to know where my head will rest at night -- and hopefully be in an interesting place with lots of history, good music (classic) dance if there is any and a glass of wine. Thanks to Betty I have enjoyed many parts of this world and without any clam

good trip

By: birdseed

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Fine as usual. Have had many trips with Betty and all are good. My only complaint is that the hotel was too far away from the city of Chicago. The bus rides to the city were very negative.

Traveling with Betty

By: Ballantrae

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Betty as always encouraged us all to travel to Chicago. We had a great trip offered a few suggestions to our travelling company but overall thoroughly enjoyed!! It was a wonderful group of people and we had a great time. We are looking forward our next adventure. Thank you Betty for recommending.

Review for Chicago trip

By: Fitz

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

No problem. She answered all my questions . There were not any problems with the rest of the trip.

Chicago by Bus

By: Donna Keyworth

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

Always has been a treat. Betty. Is a very capable,highly organized,detail oriented,caring leader.anyone would be happy travelling with her.

Betty Shukster

By: Carey

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Very good .... She is very energetic , a great listener , organized , returns phone calls , very competent . When planning a trip I would certainly contact her . Just a fun , social person.....

Chicago adverture

By: Poker player

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

Betty is just st the best, Always willing to help. Nothing is ever too much for Betty.

Chicago trip

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Betty was easy to work with and available for questions and accommodating with requirements regarding my vegetarian diet.


By: Lou lou

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

A pleasure the lady knows her stuff! Every detail went like clock work

How Betty made our trip!

By: Barbie and Rory

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2018

The best!!! Betty was extremely thorough in every aspect of our trip. She was in constant communication with us before, during and after our trip. When a problem or situation occurred, she was able to fix, rectify or change what was needed almost immediately. We are very appreciative of her excellent work on our behalf. Plus, she's a dynamite lady who really knows her stuff. We would highly recommend her.

Singapore & Princess Cruises

By: Pauline

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2018

Always enjoy working with Betty. She is not just an order taker, gives her experienced input and suggestions to make the vacation more enjoyable.

Travel agent

By: Cruising

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018

Great..we have used Betty several times before. No issues what’s so ever. Prompt to answer any questions we might have! Always a pleasure to deal with her.

My trips

By: Thanks

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2019

From the very first trip with Betty I have not looked back or had thoughts of going elsewhere for arranging my travels. She has so much experience that has made my travels awesome!! We have a relationship where she knows me so well and uses her knowledge as my agent to make it unfold with the !!WOW!! I tell her the where, the when, and she makes it!! All while keeping me safe and well taken care of on my travels. I continue to tickets off my travel list with her.

Our caribbean trip

By: Connie

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2019

She is a wonderful person and so caring to get everything just right. I consider her a good friend.


By: Molly’s friend

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2019

I was very pleased with all the work that Betty did to help me. The holiday was wonderful. Thanks so much


By: Jan

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

Betty was very helpful and extremely efficient in all the planning


By: sleepy

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019

Betty, leading the group is always good--- She makes sure everyone is on time. Always looks out for the slower members of the group and any problems that might arise with an older group. The trips taken always have a little extra --- always interesting . Hotels four star where available--

Another job well done

By: The youngster

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019

Betty takes charge and ensures everything runs smoothly. Buses are on time. Guides are knowledgeable and speak excellent English.

Great gal to work with.

By: Wendy and Clive

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

We love traveling with Betty. She is a lot of fun, and the trips she plans are great.


By: Nanny

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

All good. Enjoyed my trip. No major problems. Betty always does a great job.

Italian Vistas

By: Itsla

Reviewed on: 16 May 2019

Betty did an awesome job with my first visit to Italy!! She always made time whether I call and every question is answered.

Awesome Advisor

By: Missy

Reviewed on: 18 May 2019

Betty was wonderful! She was always available to assist with any questions or changes I required. She was able to get me a great deal on my cruise. She went above board to ensure we had a wonderful memorable cruise.

Working with Betty Shukster, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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