Francis Contreras ASA, CTC

Coronado, CA United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • River Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Spa Vacations

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

With nearly 42 years of experience making dreams come true for our valued clients worldwide, I am very privileged to share my travel passion.

The best part is planning and designing tailor-made unique experiences to hidden treasures for the people we serve. We specialize in the Art of Travel with a focus on private family vacations, cruises, safari’s and exotics destinations. As one of Virtuoso’s top agencies for 30 years, I have journeyed the globe to the most fascinating places discovering the world’s best vacation spots. We are also one of a hand full of Accredited Space Agents!

Places I Have Traveled


Virtuoso Alliances
  • Virgin Galactic Space Program

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Highly Recommended

By: Asha

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2014

Francis and her team are responsive and arrange fabulous trips for us. We appreciate their services and advice immensely and wouldn't travel without their consultation. Thanks!

Highly recommended

By: Nacho

Reviewed on: 14 May 2014

Excellent service and personalized attention.

Great Trip

By: Fred

Reviewed on: 31 May 2014

You guys did a great job thru Classic Vacations. Had a wonderful time

Strongly Recommended

By: ADev

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014

Just returned from a fabulous Hawaiian vacation booked by Francis. Virtuoso upgrade was honored and her connection with the property was respected. We felt welcomed and special. We would never leave home without help from Francis!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

excellent service

Highly Recommended

By: miki

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2014

I was fortunate enough to work with Francis in planning a river cruise along the Rhine. She was a pleasure to work with, on every level: thorough, knowledgable, informative and fun! Francis' recommendations to customize the trip to fit my lifestyle made it truly memorable. The ship was lovely, the accommodations first rate, the food and wines delicious. Everything was as she described it. Francis was sincerely committed to assuring me a wonderful travel experience from start to finish and it was!

Maui Vacation

By: GABY 57

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2014

El viaje fue excelente, no tuvimos ningun contratiempo, el hotel excelente y todos sus servicios, los empleados todos muy amables. En la renta del carro y el avion tambien todo excelente. Todo salio como lo esperabamos, agradeciendo todas sus atenciones por lo excelente que estuvo el viaje.

Super Nice trip!

By: Dav&Tat

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2014

All the trip happened according it was planned. All the hotels were beautiful and the small details were lovely. All the trip was perfect from the planning until our return! Thank you!

VIP treatment

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2015

Thanks to Francis, all of our arrangements were perfect and we felt like VIPs from arrival to departure from the Sanctuary Hotel. Thanks for a lovely time.

Great ideas and lovely experience!

By: Singles traveler

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

I was really nervous about traveling alone but Francis prepares for me this amazing Caribbean cruise, with extended days at Florida I can't wait for my next adventure. Of curse if she is in charge of all the details of my itinerary.

Travel Review

By: Ale12345678

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2015

Everything went well!

Very good services, friendly and efficent

By: eba

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2015

Francis gave us very good orientation about what to buy and get special services and conditions for us. Congratulations

Excelente servicio y limpieza, precioso!

By: Angelica

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2015

me gustaría que en el siguiente crucero nos informaran mas de las actividades, restaurantes o cenas con el capitán que nosotros ignorabamos. El viaje fué genial y me encantaría que el próximo probar en un princess Cruise. Gracias por su excelente servicio y atención Angélica Contreras

GREAT service

By: Caro10

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2015

Francis otra vez gracias, resolviste todo de maravilla. Muchas gracias Un beso

excellent service

By: Horacio

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2016

Congratulations and thank you Francis on all your arrangements and recommendations. The trip was wonderful ! Horacio Altamirano and family.

As usual, Very good!

By: Juan

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2016

Everything went excellently. Fabian was very helpful and prompt. Thank you,


By: Chiquis

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2016

Francis. El viaje estuvo excelente. Los hotels muy bonitos y servicio de primera. Muchas gracias por todo. Saludos.


By: vaca

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2016

Everything excellente!!!!!!!

excellent service

By: jvaca

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2016

excellente service and good prices

Ana Amelia

By: Venezia

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2016

El mejor viaje de mi vida, todo salió perfecto, en tiempo, comodidad y lujo.


By: Angie120

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

mi viaje fue excelentemente planeado. mi experiencia en hoteles, transfers virtuoso son lo mejor del mundo. recomiendo ampliamente todos los servicios virtuoso. la agencia siempre estuvo pendiente de guiarme desde un principio en todos los puntos y situaciones que tenía que hacer, sus recomendaciones en todos los lugares visitados fueron muy acertados. Gracias Virtuoso. Angélica Contreras

Expert trip advisor

By: Jorja

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2017

Great trip, the best hotels and extra services provided by by Virtuoso. Seaborn cruise in excellent. One very bad stop was port Blair.... A pet where nobody should stop. Had to get a visa, which was difficult and expensive.... the cruise should plan the ports thinking in the importance and facilities. Besides that incident, the ports were interesting or beautiful.

The adventure?

By: Jorja

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

Fast and accurate

Trip Review

By: Dolce

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017

She is great, guarantee of a perfect trip

Trip to Europe

By: Mana

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Very nice and easy ... excellent experience!!!!!

My Baltic Cruce

By: Becky

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2017

It was a great experience, she help us in every detail. We would like to keep on working with Francis in a near future. She is a great person to talk to

Great experience !

By: Marco

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2017

Very professional. She prepared an amaizing experience for us. And was in constant comunication with the on sites, making sure we were happy all our trip


By: Nena

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017

Excelente its always a pleasure , she is the best

Trip to Indochina

By: neron

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Francis Contreras is the best. She is always available for help in case something in the tour goes wrong or need modifications. The hotels recommended were excellent .


By: J vaca

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

The best!!!!!!!!!!!!


By: Anu

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2017

Every thing is perfect with Francis

Thank you Francis

By: Tete

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

Very happy with Francis expertise and knowloge .was the best She is amazing.! My travel experience with out her Will not be as good. Thank you, thank you, Francis
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The best travel agent in the world

By: Me

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2017

Francis is an expert at arranging top flights, hotels and vacations. She considers every detail so that the customer has only to experience the trip without worry about seat selection or awkward timings of transfers. Look no further than Francis and her team.
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By: Enrique

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2017

excellent trip!!!!!!
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By: Checo

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Is the best advisor, I been travel a great part of the world thanks to Francis,
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By: FC

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

Service was extraordinay the best on my life Sofitel Legend the room that are incredible are only the ones on the old part of where was the convent..- The fine restaurant French one of the best in Cartagena

Trip to Myanmar, Cambodia and Tokyo

By: Patricia

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

👍🏻 Great!! She was very helpful. Always in hand to help with any misunderstanding. I would recommend her to my friends

Trip to Asia

By: Fer

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2018

Excellent, nothing could be any better!
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The Best

By: Anis

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

Ella es muy buena, atenta y conoce muy bien a sus clientas, te ofrece y consigue lo mejor,
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By: J vaca

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

Perfect trip everything ok


By: Espe

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Excelent a great travel agent, the best

Life made easy

By: Jorja

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Easy.....just follow her advise.

Cruise to Alaska

By: Erin Sardiello

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Working with Ernestina Mendoza and Francis was amazing. I can not say enough wonderful things about them. From start to finish Ernestina was there to help and answer all of our questions. We are excited to book another trip with them in the near future.


By: Gaby

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2018

Great Service, very fast and efficient!

Great Travel Agency!!!

By: José

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

Great!!! Always is a pleasure to work with Francis because her kindness, availability, alternatives, solutions for any question or request.


By: Espe

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

Excelent travel advisor, Francis Contreras Everithing she does, it 100 % incredible


By: Jorja

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Easy easy easy easy easy easy


By: Fran

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Francis is the best Travel Advisor that we have been having. Amazing incredible help and information


By: J vaca

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2018

Excelent very good


By: Pato

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2018

Excellent the best


By: Claus

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

It was a pleasure and extraordinary profesional

Francis / Fabian

By: Juan

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2018

My river cruise in Europe was cancelled 5 days before I left on my trip! Francis and her son Fabian were wonderful in organizing a trip by car. All the hotels were extremely nice, and exactly the type we like. Highly recommended!

Francis Contreras

By: Espe

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2019

Excelente the best

Bellisimo i give 100


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

The trip was extraordinary . all hotels amazing and all services the best


By: Pato

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2019

She is the best



Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2019

Excellent service as always


By: Juan

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

Very efficient as always! Always has your back.

So happy

By: Leni

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2019

We were very pleased with all the service we got with Francis and her son. I have no complaints and recommend anybody wishing to travel to contact them.
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Francis Contreras

By: Ninfa

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

Francis is very good arranging trips. She is always available, kind, and her suggestiions are good. Very efficient.

The best travels of my life was a recommendation of Francis

By: Sgdiazg

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2019

She knows what we need when we want family travel to an exotic place she finds the perfect hotel, but most important she find the solution when something happens, like when canceling our fly in India she gets the answer at any time she is fantastic


By: Pato

Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

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Excelente servicio

By: Stephen Unrath

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

Un trato muy cordial y amable. Realmente cuidó todos los detalles del viaje. Excelente!
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Dibai trip

By: Pato

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

She is very professional, she is the best
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By: Gabriela

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

She was working excellent, her attention , explanation about everything was amazing , she is gentle woman who help me about all aspects in my cruise travel
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Excellent Service!

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

Francis is very knowledgeable, great with advice on any travel subject, and her prompt attention to detail is outstanding. I would recommend her to anyone.
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River cruise

By: Stania

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2019

Francis is very knowledgeable, accommodating, understands her clients' needs and performs. It was very pleasant to work with her.
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Not Recommended

Didn’t really did anything


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2019

Didn’t really help with the planning or the checking in or anything. We ended up doing it all ourselves. Didn’t explain some things beforehand, and it was awkward at the ship because we were expecting different things
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Incredible travel advisor

By: Francia

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2019

Suoer helpfull wounderdul


By: Espe

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

Excelente, todo muy bien! Siempre quedan los viajes increibles preparados por Francis
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By: Espe

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020

Excellent Francis is the best


By: Jjjkk

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

Excelent all was. Perfect
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By: J

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2020

Excellent Job great recomendations
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Best of the Best!!!

By: Felipe & Priscilla

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2020

It’s never been easier or more convenient to book a trip. Her great knowledge and vast experience is something that no online site can give us. She helps us make better decisions, and always leaves us feeling confident of where we are going to visit and where we are going to stay. There are no surprises. And to top it all off she has a great personality, she is always available and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend Her!!!
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  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
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