Patricia Mankin CTA, DS

Encinitas, CA United States
Concepts Travel Company, an independent affiliate of CADENCE
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Travel Specialties
  • Festivals & Events
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Rail

  • United States - All
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Switzerland
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

In 1992 after a design/build construction career in North San Diego County; I decided to devote myself to designing vacations and building custom itineraries. Providing a customized design for your vacation means attention to timing, requested activity level, style of travel and special interests.

Having specialty destination certifications for European Rail , France, Switzerland and Monaco travel as well as many personal connections in Western Europe; I have been privileged to create long lasting vacation memories

for many North County families and couples.

From simple designs like a long weekend in the USA to creating a special cruise and land package for the Mediterranean, I would be pleased to design and build

your custom vacation.


Places I Have Traveled


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By: travel lover

Reviewed on: 17 May 2016

We just returned from the "Danube Reflections" river cruise with Tauck. It began in Prague and ended in Vienna. This is our second river cruise and 15th cruise so we definitely have trips to compare it to. We absolutely loved it. Prague is fascinating and it was followed by small towns on the river with gorgeous scenery and ended with an amazing dinner and entertainment at a Palace in Vienna. It was a wonderful mix of urban and rural stops and Tauck made everything go smoothly with wonderful little surprises at every turn. Our only problem is to decide which river cruise to do next and we'll definitely do it with Tauck. Patii made sure that all the details were taken care of and even monitors our flights just incase delays arise. Patti has been booking our travel for over 20 years and takes the time to discuss all the options with us and listens to my long winded, after trip critiques.

Helpful. A pleasure to work with.

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2016

I have worked with Patti for well over a decade. Initially she helped with a family vacation to Hawaii and guided us to a condominium on Maui that was a huge improvement from a hotel vacation we had done previously. I travel a lot for business and Patti saves me a lot of time and money by doing my air itineraries. She also takes care of my visas when one is required which saves me even more time. Finally, rental cars are expensive overseas and Patty has found a way to cut the cost down significantly.

Great travel agent

By: Sunshine

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2016

My travel agent is so good. I told Patti where I wanted to travel and she put the 3 week trip to Europe together. I was able to see everything on my list and with the right pace. She set up all the greetings and transfers for me. It was a wonderful trip. Look forward to planning the next trip!

Great Trip

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

It was delightful, professional and easy. She couldn't have been better!!!! I will certainly recommend her to any and all...a pleasure to work with.

Puerta Vallarta

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

It was delighful working with Patricia.....she was thoroughly efficient and professional and went above and beyond to do an excellent job. She made the whole thing a pleasure and so easy! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others with a glowing report.

Amazing Trip

By: LindaLu

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2017

Patti was great. She filled all our needs and provided advice that was helpful.


By: Carolyn

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Patricia is fabulous! She did a wonderful job planning every aspect of our trip perfectly. From flights to hotels, trains and transportation everything ran smoothing and was exactly what we wanted. She is easy to work with and listens to what we want. She always go above and beyond in every aspect. I would highly recommend Patricia!!

Patti makes it much easier for me to arrange travel.

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

Always a pleasure. Patti saves me both time and money with rental cars and flight options. Also she is great at procuring business visa's when I am traveling internationally.

Review of travel agent

By: Globetrotter

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Patricia was great as always! She is very attentive to details and my needs while travelling.

Patricia Mankin, Advisor

By: Travel Princess

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

I've been working with Patricia for 25yrs and it is always great! She helps arrange my trips based on what I am interested in doing and seeing so as to maximize my time; arranges all transfers, drivers, flights and connections. And she is available during my trip if I ever should need to connect with her. Her own travel experience has always been helpful too.

Working with Patricia Mankin, 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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  • France
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