Janet Peterson 

Scottsdale, AZ United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Together with my husband, Ken, we entered in to the travel business in 1990, and ultimately became proud members of Virtuoso in 2002. Nearly 15 years ago, our love of cruising lead us to become the Voyager Club (now Virtuoso Voyages) hosts on the luxury ships in many destinations throughout the world. While we love and appreciate the life-changing experiences that all travel provides, some of our favorite destinations have included African safaris, various countries within exotic Asia, the ancient and historic countries of the Middle East, Europe and the UK, and of course the beautiful Mediterranean. When we are asked the question, “what is your favorite trip”, our answer is always, “the next one.” We have been blessed to have been able to visit the many areas of the world that most people can only dream of. We pride ourselves in always doing our very best to satisfy the desires of our very discerning, high-end clientele by paying attention to the most intricate of details.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Sharron

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2013

Jan has helped me with my travel arrangments for over 20 years. She has done custom african safaris to a fabulous custom trip to China. I am very very particular about hotels, drivers, and guides. Jan has always fulfilled my expectations and more. She has a lot of experience to pull from. She is a tireless worker and when I have called from places throughout the world she has solved my probems. Moving hotels - rooms- guides - drivers.

First Cruise-Spectacular

By: Tom41

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2013

This was my first experience with Jan. Friends who were with us on this cruise have relied on her for many years. Her sense of service was really unbelievable. She almost knew in advance what was really important to me and my guest. We took the 14-day Baltic Sea cruise in July. All of Jan's recommended shore excursions were outstanding. I can't say enough about Jan and the planning she helped us through. I will call Jan again when I am ready for my next cruise!

Highly Recommend

By: JGrassi

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2013

Jan took care of all our travel needs from start to finish. We have used her several years for all our vacation & travel needs and have been extremely happy with her service. She goes the extra mile to assure that we have a great time and always follows up to make sure we enjoyed our time.

Would recommend

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2014

Works hard to get what customer wants.

Highly Recommended

By: J&B

Reviewed on: 05 May 2014

Fabulous service!

By: Betseyw

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2014

Jan has been absolutely fabulous and I would highly recommend her services. She was very helpful in planning out entire trip from the airlines to the excursions to the hotels. Wonderful and gracious and always accommodating. Her experience in steering us in the right direction was spot on. We appreciated all the extra time she took with us as this was our first European trip.

Great Trip, Excellent Staff, NCL cruises are awesome

By: bill08

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

As always Jan did an excellent job setting up our trip and taking care of all details along the way, I highly recommend her services!!!

Regent Mediterranean Cruise & Rome

By: JG

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

Thank you Jan for again another exceptional travel planning for us. We had zero problems with our flights both going and coming and the time of day we flew was very accommodating to the jet lag so barely felt anything going over and only suffered a couple days coming back. I have to admit Rome was our favorite. The private Vatican guide you provided was awesome. She definitely knew her stuff and with my hearing difficulty she was perfect with her lower tone voice. She also knew exactly how to get us around the crowds. Five star plus service. Thanks, JG

she is the best...would never plan a trip wirhout

By: jo

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2014

jan has planned many trips for us and they never have been anything but perfect her follow thru is excellent and she knows her product

Outstanding, competent professional

By: Doug

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2015

I have utilized Jan before and I'm always pleasantly surprised on her thoroughness and attention to detail so that we are getting great value as well great service. She is the best I have worked with.

Very satified.

By: GO

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2015

Very happy with Jan's handling our recent cruise. We have used Jan as our travel agent for many years and have had no problems.

Best in the Business!!!

By: Betsey Wilder

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2015

Our Tauck Tour of the Best of Ireland was awesome. The itinerary was great and we really got to experience both the local and city life of Ireland. Our tour director was top notch and a delight. She provided us with so much history but made it fun and interesting to learn. We had great guest guides as well as special stops to enhance our trip along the way. Ireland is so beautiful and the people so welcoming but what made it amazing was the great service Tauck provides. There is no way we would have been able to cover and see all of Ireland without taking this coach tour. I highly recommend the tour and our wonderful travel agent Janet Peterson who was instrumental in getting us booked with Tauck and assisted us when there was not a small group available when we wanted to go. She contacted Tauck so they might consider offering a new tour offering, which they did. We had 24 wonderful people on our tour so it was a win-win for all.

Fabulous Trip

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2016

The food, service, vessel, and ports of call were all wonderful! Abner our butler did a great job ! The only criticism we have is that we had to be out of our stateroom at 9:30 on Saturday Am . Our flight did not depart until 11:55 that evening. So with travel time and arriving at the airport 2 hours early.....changing planes in Los Angeles we did not arrive in Phoenix until 2:00 Sunday afternoon. It makes for an extremely long and exhausting day after such a wonderful trip. There must be another way to handle this! Thank you Susie

The Best of the Best!

By: Msbillie

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2016

We were extremely fortunate to find Jan and Ken Peterson back in 2012. They have put together several "Trips of a Lifetime" for us. Both are miracle workers opening doors to lodging and adventure when we book and it's usually spur of the moment i.e Christmas time. They are our "to go to" for everything, even emergency one night stays, (Quebec when we needed to bring home our granddaughter who became ill while on a school french trip) and always go above and beyond looking out for our family. They went to you Virtuoso for assistance most recently for your help with travel plans on Oceania/Travelex that we needed to cancel when our young daughter in law passed away. Professional's in the art of travel, most importantly with heart. - Billie


By: Ike

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016

The trip was excellent. We left Newark ahead of schedule and arrived at Orly one hour ahead of schedule!

Fall Foliage

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

Jan is a real pro and anticipates any travel need. She raises issues and thoughts that have missed our mind. So, our trips are always enjoyable. We enjoyed the Virtuoso cocktail party as we met some people from our home area.

Expert & professional service

By: Patti52

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2016

Janet is wonderful to work with. She took into consideration our wish list and put together a fabulous trip. Jan has helped to plan other family trips & we have enjoyed each and everyone. She is professional and pays attention to the smallest detail. We enjoyed a fabulous worry free vacation. Our thanks to Jan Peterson, Travel Executives.

Everything was done well and profesionally

By: Cassie

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2017

As in all our contacts with Jan, it was a grand pleasure to have her handle our travel matters .


By: Butch

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

Excellent - no issues

A true pro

By: Traveler guy

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

Goes above and beyond. Anticipates and resolves issues instantly. Makes travel painless.


By: Gerry Doherty

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

Reservation was made through a friend, however the accommodations and ease of boarding the cruise was excellent.

Travel Agent Extraordinaire

By: Betsey

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Janet, is fabulous. She assists in all aspects of the trip to make sure all details are worked out to make your trip pleasurable. She is always available to answer questions and to help with any problems that might arise. She is detailed and very knowledgeable about travel around the world. Janet is a highly skilled travel professional and I would highly recommend her.

Down under review

By: AZ Traveler

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017

Always a professional experience. All details are handled with ease.

My adviser Janet Peterson

By: Lulu

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Jan Peterson is amazing. She is extremely thorough. If there is some confusion about a trip on my part, she immediately researches and comes up with the answer. She keeps in touch with reminders and will forward anything related about the trip right up until it's time to travel. And when we return, she always welcomes us home and ask for our input about our experience on the trip. I have been consulting with Jan about travel for many years now and have never been disappointed in her.

smoothe sailing

By: SYD Notes

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2018

Jan is a true seasoned professional who anticipates needs and potential issues. Looks for great deals and pay attention to all the details.

Best travel agent ever!!

By: Jolane

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2018

We have used Jan now for about 15 years. She is just amazing. Recommends ideas to me that I wouldn't have thought of and you just can't go wrong with her years of experience. She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure our trips are first class.

True professional

By: Billie

Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Always excellent!

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By: Maryssa Thomas

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2018

Janet was amazing! She took care of everything for us and made our trip stress free during the process! She was easy to communicate with and responded to us very quickly fixing any issues we had arise! She’s the best! Definitely will plan more trips with her!

Trip Advisor

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2018

JAN is a very pleasant, upbeat person with whom to work. She fills you in with the nature of the trip with descriptions and details. She will make suggestions and steer you in the right direction. She is very thorough and will follow up and notify you of any changes in your itinerary right up until you leave for your trip. I would definitely recommend her to other travelers.

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