George Nagy CTC

Scottsdale, AZ United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Food & Wine
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • South Africa
  • France
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Hungary
Selling Travel Since
1980
Languages
  • English
  • Hungarian

My Background

“If you love what you do you never have to work a day in your life” said Mark Twain. That’s been my experience for the past 30 plus years working in the travel industry. I’ve been on both sides of travel – the supplier side working for tour companies, American Hawaii Cruises, Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Viking River Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and on the travel agency side as a travel advisor for AAA World Wide Travel Service in Southern California and for Hager’s Journeys in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve been there and done that from Europe and Russia to Southeast Asia to South America to New Zealand and Australia. I’m your go-to guy for tailor-made travel arrangements, whether it’s specialty cruising or specialty land vacations. So call me.


Places I Have Traveled


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Very Enjoyable

By: Ellen


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2013

Pride;s 14th floor being renovated - entire ship is due, looks a little tired. Buffet and dining staff need more training - especially on team building. Staff didn't seem to pitch in as needed and left passengers often waiting for service. Entertainment was very good, diverse. Lounge service was very prompt and good. Recreational areas well kept - entertainment on going. Land tours were very enjoyable - met my expectations.All in all a very enjoyable cruise.

Highly recommended.

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Nothing to say except George is the best. Friendly, informative, and very helpful.

Highly recommend

By: none


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2013

George always takes care of every detail for us. we do not have to worry about anything for a trip with him.This trip to Mauii was exceedingly wonderful. However US Air, even first class could not compare to Hawaiian Airlines.

One of the best Travel Agents I ever met !

By: Ranchero1


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

George is not only one of the most professional Travel Agents I have ever met but his vast knowledge of the cruise industry gives him perspective in comparing product that is matched by few agents today.

Exceeded all Expectations

By: Double Trouble


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Highly Recommend

By: Judy G.


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

George Nagy is pleasant, responsive, efficient and eager to please. He worked effectively with the concierge at the Goring Hotel and was able to secure a room upgrade through the agency's Virtuoso affiliation. He presented ideas for activities which we had not previously considered, and those worked out well. Last he procured train schedules and tickets for activities which added to the enjoyment of our trip to London.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2013

George was excellent with planning my trip! He handle every detail from start to finish. All of the plans he booked for me happened just the way he said they would. Such a comfort when your some place new. THANK YOU George!

Professional always

By: AZblue


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2013

George is a consummate professional and handled the details of our trip with expertise. He's always available when you have a question . . . and he always has an answer! Can't recommend him highly enough.

Extremely Helpful

By: Boris


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2013

George is very responsive and helpful in finding the best cruises that fit our needs.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2013

Forgot to mention how amazing our butler was. His name is Jerry.

Holiday Travel a No No

By: Phx


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2014

Looking for quite/peaceful (laying by the pool) on sea days - don't go on Holidays - too many people/kids/noise - adventures were great - food was all it was advertised to be -except only one reservation per restaurant - decorations/entertainment (simple but elegant) not "typical" Holiday glam/glitz - George was great but apparently uninformed as to Holiday cruises..

Highly recommend

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2014

Recommendation

By: Barry


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2014

George helped us select a trip based on what we would find interesting, a good time of the  year, a fair price, and style that suites us.Everything was well coordinated thought out in advance and went like clockwork.He was not responsible for the perfect weather but did let us know the probability.The transportation was well thought out and the land trips were discussed.George did an excellent job advising us.The

Highly Recommended

By: Craig F


Reviewed on: 14 May 2014

George made it very easy to book our trip.  He made a bunch of phone calls and got back to us with all of the options.  He also was able to guarantee a free upgrade at booking.  Thanks

Fun to work with

By: Heidi


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

George is always helpful, efficient and knowledgeable.  There are probably lots of agents with the same credentials but with George, we have a good time in the process of planning which extends the fun!

Chicago visit

By: Lee


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2014

Thanks for all of your help George----you continue to be terrific with ALL of your follow-through details!

Expert friendly service

By: DaStL


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2014

We worked with George, by phone, for over a year planning our 1st European trip. We don't even live in the same state! He was recommended by friends who were happy with his service. We had SO many questions! And George patiently & efficiently answered them all, & walked us through all the planning & logistics of a big, rather expensive trip. We will definitely call George the next time we plan a big trip! And the tip to get a Global Entry card was priceless! We avoided the long lines at customs coming back into the US! It was SO easy & definitely worth the time & money to get this 'Trusted Traveler' card. Thanks George!

Superb job!

By: SkS


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2014

George always goes beyond the request and expectations! He is precise and is always available to repair an unforeseen issue!

Nice friendly service

By: Hmschuetz


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2014

The overall trip with Viking was great, the ship was very nice, food good, the staff was the best. The hotels in Prague and Paris were good. Prague tours were very good, Avery beautiful city. Paris, was a disappointment,it was so crowded, Basteel day!, Hans

Wonderful experience !!

By: Ruth Ann


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2014

I loved the Un-Cruise Experience down the Columbia and Snake rivers!! The ship was just right...not too big..and totally friendly and safe. Meals were exceptional and all personnel aboard the ship were friendly and welcoming throughout greeting us by name each day and accommodating our every wish!!! The Northwest was new to me...and I was enchanted by the changing terrain and the background lecture about the geology of the region...a book on which I ordered upon return!! Fish ladders were incredible...museums, well chosen, and history and background given by Kenny and Julie was clear and further enticing!!! Riding down into Hell's Canyon on the Water Jet boats was not only fun...it was incredible!!! I loved the adventure so much...I plan to join another Un-Cruise adventure next year!!!!

Expert and very friendly service

By: bo


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2014

George and his crew at Hager's Journey are real pros in the travel field. If any problem arises they are there to "make it right". Glad we finally found a travel agent we not only trust but really like!

Caravan tour arranged by George

By: warfam@cox.net


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

George arranged a tour for us of the Autumn foliage. The trip was great and George fantastic! Theodore wouldn't share his duck though.

Overall - " Perfection"

By: P&G


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2014

We have taken three cruises with Oceania and booked another for next year. George has orchestrated all our trips to absolute "perfection" ... he is all things we expect from our agent. Personable, friendly, patient - All the Oceania cruises we have been on have been "class act" in every aspect. We enjoy the relationship we have with Oceania and George and hope to continue for many cruises yet to come,

Perfectly arranged trip!

By: SKS


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

All arrangements were perfectly done. George always pays attention to detail, facilitating a wonderful trip! When there was a question as to whether or not our return flights were to be affected by a strike, George kept abreast of the situation , communicating his information.

Silversea is wonderful as always

By: JandJ2014


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2014

Sailed on Silversea's Silver Spirit from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale. It was a wonderful (as always) cruise. Our butler was amazing and service everywhere was outstanding. We're not quite sure how they can do such great meals when we are miles and miles away from everything in the middle of the Atlantic but dining was always a joy!

Expert friendly service

By: Bruce


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2014

George did an outstanding job of coordinating a very complex trip. The advice he gave on where to stay, etc. was excellent. There where no problems during the trip do to planning. I would use George for any future trips.

Alway on target!

By: Shez


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2015

George always does the best! His advise is often based on his first hand xperirnce as well as advise of clients who hav experienced the venue. He has a sense of what each client appreciates, and tailors his recommendations based on that knowledge!

Great service

By: Bo


Reviewed on: 12 May 2015

As usual, Hager's Journeys (specifically George Nagy) provided great service in planning our trip through the Panama Canal on Oceania Cruises. Many interesting places in Central America were visited but the highlight was Kennedy Space Center and Charleston SC. Oceania continues to provide great value for the cruise dollar although we did notice a few cutbacks, probably due to the acquisition by NCL.

good itinerary

By: panama hat


Reviewed on: 12 May 2015

Ports of call were very varied, from the jungles of Ecuador to the charm and history of Charston

Spectacular trip

By: Amal


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2015

George planned an amazing , once in a lifetime trip. Every aspect was perfect, and his recommendations were spot on. The only way it could've been better was if he could control the weather!

The best

By: Sks


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015

George makes superlative arrangements, providing the best service! The guide and tour arrangements are fantastic. Always a wonderful learning experience. He goes beyond the call of duty -- should an unforeseen issue arise, he is always there to resolve the issue at any hour of the day--and is successful in its resolution! Could not please a client more!

Expert friendly advice

By: Hoppy


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2015

George's recommendations are top notch and his service is outstanding. I high recommend him.

River cruise and tour of Spain

By: DB


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2015

The trip was great. Good hotels and side tours. George did a great job!

Awesome Cruise

By: PSL


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

We did the Montreal (precruise tour) and Montreal/ NYC Oceania cruise Oct 27 - Oct 10, 2015 - the cruise/staff/food/ship were all excellent (as we've come to expect from Oceania), however, as we started in our suggestions before leaving the ship - a couple of the excursions were not up to the standard that we believe to be that of Oceania...(and Hager's Journeys)... One being the bus trip to Ottawa - old/loud/leaky bus - loud speaker did not work ... the other was the "Mississippi river boat cruise- St John" - the boat they put us on was not my idea of a Mississippi River boat..I felt it was not worth what we paid for it... However, not such a problem as to keep us from booking another cruise with Oceania which we did for 2016... The best part of Oceania cruises (for us) is "George" - always "there" for us - the security "go to person" - we have come to expect and appreciate. thank you, George - for another memorable cruise...

Un-Cruise-Hawaii

By: Warner


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2015

What a fantastic time we had! I was so impressed with the crew, their continued concern with our needs and safety. We loved the small boat feeling. We would go on another in a heartbeat!

Panicked: No Problem when George is your advisor

By: Ed and Deb


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Not only did George help us plan our trip flights and hotels ahead of our trip to the Holy Land and Turkey, but he helped us when we arrived at the airport in Phoenix and realized we were not fully prepared for our trip. George talked and walked us through securing visas for Turkey in less than an hour while we were awaiting our flights through Istanbul, Turkey, and on to Tel Aviv, Israel. We didn't need the visas for our transit through Turkey, but we sure did when we returned to Turkey for our week's stay. We secured the visas by email to our phones; and once we were in Jerusalem we printed them out. We casually showed those visas before leaving Tel Aviv and again when we went through passport check in Istanbul. I was panicky; George was not. We cannot imagine travelling without backup from the professionals at Hager's Journey, especially George.

Exceptional Professional Advisor!

By: clc72


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

We have not taken our trip yet. We were originally scheduled to take a trip at the end of July but due to government restrictions some of our ports were cancelled so we wanted to cancel the trip. George was able to get us a FULL refund on our trip, get our insurance transferred to a new trip and work with us to book another trip for next spring. This new trip is not as long or quite as adventurous as the one we cancelled but it is one we wanted to take in a few years. George has gone out of his way to help us get a trip we would enjoy as much as the other one. He continues to send us information on things that will be going on while we will be in France and he also sent me information on getting my Global Entry interviews. We will continue to work with George for trips and vacations as he goes WAY over our expectations. THANKS! George.

Well planned trip

By: deb


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2016

The trip was well planned with two exceptional tour groups.

Crystal

By: Who


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2016

Excellent trip with a favored cruise line - Crystal. Hagar- George Nagy- did an excellent job looking after all details so all went smoothly. recommend Hagar and George for all tarvel

Crazy Cancellation

By: CapnJack


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2017

Good, cruise was canceled on short notice due to mechanical issues with the ship, and in short order, with many phone calls and emails between our party of 5 travelers, George and the cruise line, we were able to get rebooked on another cruise with the same company to a different destination next month. Looking forward to our adventure!

Viking - Bordeaux

By: France


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

George was fantastic to work with! We had cancelled a prior trip to book this one and he handled everything with Viking and we were able to get a full refund after the cost of this trip. He even got our insurance transferred, we received a refund here as well because this trip was shorter. George is always willing to check out things for me and to inquire for me on things I am not sure of or need additional information. We had to change one of the additional excursions on this trip and he was able to get this done and got us booked on another excursion. We have been very pleased with George's services and have actually recommended him to a friend. Not sure if they have contacted him yet. George is well versed in many areas of travel and has helped us decide on which one to take. We are also talking with him about another trip. THANKS GEORGE!

What more could you ask for?

By: independent traveler


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

George was easy, accessible, and more than any traveler could ask for. When our family encountered difficulty, he was there to help us enjoy our journey in spite of lost luggage. He provided excellent pre-planning suggestions and worked with us to assure that we would have the best possible time in our two weeks in Spain. The whole office, moreover, willingly helped us both before and during the trip. The accommodations he helped us book were excellent with only one hotel that we probably would not recommend again. Our locations were always well thought out and hotel staffs were easy to work with. This, of course, was because George worked with companies that he knew were going to provide us the best. Our little outings were great too. We particularly liked the Flamenco lesson in Madrid and the cooking class in Barcelona. They both provided perfect book ends for our trip.

Waterway of the Tsars-river cruise

By: Fran Harder


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Working with George is always easy. His experience in the travel industry is priceless. He puts all his time and energy into obtaining the best result for everything that we request for our trips.

Russian River Cruise

By: paul and leslie


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

George has organized two major international trips for us. We could not be more (even though we live 1800 miles away from him) pleased with results. We will continue to use him for all our travels.

Scotland

By: Bruce


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

He is the best. The trip went exactly as planned and the planning was excellent.

Perfect Travel Arrangements

By: SKS


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

If you are not into cookie-cutter vacations, George is your expert travel consultant. He knows the style in which you want to travel, seeks out extra information about your destinations, and offers suggestions for all facets of your trip. Should that unforeseen problem arise, he avails himself 24/7 for resolution.

George Nagy Review

By: Mesa Traveler


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Fantastic. He takes care of everything.

Perfect Arrangements

By: SKS


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

George's arrangements are impeccable, always well planned, and perfectly tailored for us!

i have no idea what you want me to put in here. try "gone with the wind"

By: old guy


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

could not have asked for better

Surprise anniversary trip to Iceland

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

George Nagy is sensational. This was a surprise for my husband of forty years on our anniversary. I suggested a price range for the trip, and George did the research and found a possible trip at the time when we most likely would be able to see the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. Then, he personally walked me through the process of booking not only the trip but the transportation as well. All went as scheduled except for the return flight from New York. Delta did handle rescheduling our flight home. When we were delayed, George handled further business for our next trip even though we knew it would be on personal time. Thank you. In addition to handling the trip and flight, George and other associates at Hagers Journeys put together a unique folder on Iceland and the Borealis to present to my husband on Christmas morning. We continue to be amazed and pleased with what George is able to do for us each time we travel beyond our Arizona home.

George stays on top of travels.

By: Happy


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

I would recommend George to my travelling friends!
Not Recommended

travel agent for years has become too busy

By: Auds


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

I have worked with George for 20 years. Now he has apparently become too busy with other clients. We showed up for our flight on Saturday in Honolulu only to find out that he had given us the wrong flight. we expected to leave at 2:15 and that was the non stop flight to LAX and we were going to Phoenix. we had to wait until the 9:30 red eye flight which may have been cheaper but we got no refund if there was. I did not confirm the flight because he has always done that for me.

Another perfectly arranged trip

By: Sks


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

George never disappoints! During the planning stages, if I choose to make alterations, he graciously accepts and makes the requested changes. The final plans are flawless, affording a most wonderful traveling experience!

George Nagy

By: Deb & Bill


Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

He is so helpful & easy to work with! We could not have made all these plans & arrangements without him!

Takes care of all the details

By: azbluejp


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

George is a terrific advisor for all our travel plans. He is everything you want in a travel advisor -- thorough, determined, and pleasant. I would trust him with the most difficult travel itinerary.

London and beyond

By: London and beyond


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2018

George always has a most comfortable and easy way to help us when we travel. We continue to turn to him for advise whenever we decide to venture out. This trip was no different. It was fantastic--he was fantastic. This was a special trip as we took our seven-year-old great granddaughter with us for her first trip overseas. George helped us schedule ballet in London as well as a grand trip to Beatrix Potter's home especially just for her. In addition to all this, George helped us book a Disney cruise which she really loved. George secured the best of flights, hotels, transfers, and extras when I only had the ideas and somewhat vague plans. He made them happen in a most wonderful way. In addition to helping us, George and his family at Hagers' Journeys helped my two daughters as well. Even though they had booked most of the trip elsewhere, when they were caught not having key flights and hotels, George stepped up and made it all good.

Working with George Nagy, 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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