Elise Abkarian 

St. Albert, AB Canada
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Shopping

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • French

My Background

I’m based in Canada, but am proud to say that I have clients all over the world. As a travel agent for some 25 years, and a traveller since I was 3, I’ve lost count of the number of countries I’ve visited (at least 40, I’m sure!). I was educated in England and Switzerland and speak four languages – English, French, Persian and Armenian. I sell mainly luxury travel, including such cruise lines as Crystal Cruise, Regent, Seabourn, Oceania and Holland America; river cruise companies such as Uniworld, Avalon, Scenic, AMA Waterways, A Rosa; and hand-crafted luxury tours, particularly to Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific.

One niche I specialize in is trophy game hunting, to the Canadian Arctic, Russia, Mongolia and Africa. My expertise in this very highly specialized product is why I have clients from not just Canada and the U.S. but also Latin America, Europe and Australia. I completely understand the difficulties of travel to remote places such as the Canadian Arctic. Often my clients are so pleased with their hunting trips that they book all of their other holidays with me!

I love nothing more than a challenge and look forward to smoothing your way to a fulfilling holiday!

Places I Have Traveled

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Europe 2017

By: GerryT

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2016

A planned trip to Europe next year included air tickets and a cruise. As always, Elise did our bookings promptly, with great care and negotiated prices and benefits beyond the call of duty. She follows up on all the details without fail and never lets a client request be ignored by her or travel provider. Our sincere thanks to her!


By: marie ulveland

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Elise does an incredible job of arranging flights and hotels - she is the best!


By: ray

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Excellent. very responsive

Ireland tours - Royal Irish Tours

By: Al

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Great. Good information and she had feedback from previous clients

trip to vegas

By: baba

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

She was very good in processing my trip to Las Vegas.

Italy Adventure

By: Spexer

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Elise was a joy to work with, giving inciteful, timely advise, from planning thru to our return!

Patient with an Excellent Attention to Detail

By: Fardad

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

Elise was wonderful to deal with. She was very helpful in planning my trips and explained the differences I could expect with the various airlines different levels of tickets. She worked with me patiently through multiple ticket options until I finally made a decision.

Best Cruise

By: Gerry

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

The best ever! She consistently called her contact at Crystal to improve the location of our stateroom, advise them of our allergies and even register a minor complaint. I would not use any other agent for travel.

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  • - 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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