Tara Nielsen-Rise 

Omaha, NE United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Spa Vacations
  • Escorted Tours


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Mexico
Selling Travel Since
2014
Languages
  • English

My Background

In 2014 I decided to turn my passion for travel into a career. I believe the world has an infinite number of experiences available to enrich one's story. Every place we travel has the potential to teach you something, to expose your eyes to something you couldn't have imagined or experienced by reading in a book.

My passion is to help you create your next chapter...

Places I Have Traveled


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Amazing!

By: mchristensen


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2015

This worked out perfect! We planned a coastal drive in California and Tara helped set up the flights and the car. I had been in contact with a few other people but she was the first one to respond and knocked it out of the park. I have no doubts that I will be planning my next trip with Tara!!!

Top Notch Agent

By: Sacks


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

My trip was exceptional and very pleased with Tara. When Delta had problems and I was unable to fly out she made sure she got me set up the next morning on a flight and that I wasn't stuck in middle seats. I truly appreciated the extra help since Delta was not working with me on it. I can't wait to book with Tara again she is definitely a valuable agent for your organization. This was my first time ever working with T&T.

Great

By: Grinny


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

Everything was perfect thanks for setting up the travel.

Thorough and profesional

By: Richard 75


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

The hotel and the arranged transportation went off without any problems, for which I am grateful. I was disapointed that Avanti tours couldn't arrange my whole trip, especially the NFL game and my side trips. I had to do it myself. The trip was great and we enjoyed London, Port Issac, Highclare castle, and the NFL game.

Great service

By: Happy Campers


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2015

We appreciated Tara's friendly demeanor and helpfulness. Her fees were worth every penny, as working with her helped alleviate a lot of the stress of traveling with two kids!

Very helpful at providing options

By: WS123


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

Tara did a great job looking at flight options for our family of 4 to Amsterdam. We ended up calling a week and half before our departure needing to see what options there were to go sooner due to a death in the family. She quickly found an option that allowed my husband to attend the funeral. Thanks!

Trip was great

By: Liz


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2016

Enjoyed the trip very much. Airline great, hotels were acceptable, except for a couple that were borderline. Especially enjoyed the Fayrefield House in Robe and Crown Plaza in Canberra. Tours were good, but would have preferred that they not all be so early in the day, or the one so late at night returning to the hotel. The train ride from Canberra to Sydney was very good, and along the way saw lots of beautiful country side, farms and animals. The city of Sydney was way too big and busy for my liking, but we survived. The Menzie's hotel was acceptable, but if going back would probably not request that hotel, rooms were very small as well as the bathroom. All the ground transportation was good, and prompt for pickup. Disappointed that we did not see a Kangaroo close enough to get a picture, except in an animal park. The city of Adelaide and Canberra were probably our favorite.

Wonderful Experience!

By: TLS


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

We had a great vacation Tara! Everything could not have gone smoother with our flights and the weather was perfect. The Xcaret was a lot of fun and very pretty. The room was comfortable and clean. Everyone at the hotel including Katlin and George with Olympus Tours were very friendly and helpful. The service we received both from you, Olympus Tours and the hotel staff was excellent. The Chichen Itza tour we went on was fascinating. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Mayan culture. We are looking forward to returning to the region again sometime and will consider going to Merida again as we really enjoy the historical aspects. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience and it was so reassuring knowing that we had someone to contact if we ran into any trouble. We will definitely be in touch for any future travel.

Great service

By: JMBL


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

Excellent customer service; great value.

Very Helpful

By: Glenn


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2016

Trip was well planned and everything went as anticipated. Hotel was good as well as the rental car company used.

Very Helpful

By: thankful100


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2016

I had to get Tara to book a ticket for my wife to accompany me on a business trip and was told to get hers first, since mine had to be booked with a different office. Tara set her up with a window seat for each leg of the trip, telling me it would be easier then for me to get a seat assignment next to her. I then booked my ticket no more than 30 minutes later and was able to get the seat next to her on 3 of the 4 legs of the trip. Unfortunately that one the airline, in that short time, had decided that they would only allow seat assignments one hour prior to boarding. I am sure if she had not done what she did I would have had a lot more than just the one time I could not sit with my wife. Very professional and knowledgeable and a great pleasure to work with.

Great 30 year Anniversary trip!

By: ChristyK


Reviewed on: 24 May 2016

Tara helped us plan our Vegas 30 year anniversary trip and it was fantastic! I normally plan all this myself, but she did everything for me and it helped me focus on just having fun! Highly recommend her and the wealth or knowledge she has on the rates and options for your special trip! Thank you again Tara!!

Wonderful trip

By: JoAnn


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

Our trip to Ireland was fantastic. Everything we wanted to see, we saw...& then some!! It was wonderful being picked up at the airport after the long flight. Having the hop on/hop off bus tickets for two days was perfect. We saw a lot of Dublin & were able to get around with no problems. We couldn't have been happier with our driver who was very flexible when we wanted to stop at different places & took us to some sights that we hadn't thought of. He knew how to avoid the bus crowds and gave us great recommendations on where to eat and shop. Riding in a van gave us an excellent view of the countryside and we didn't have to worry about where we were going or how to navigate the narrow roads - - Our driver took care of it all. Tara Nielsen-Rise planned everything perfectly & kept to our budget - - we were thrilled with the hotel rooms (5-Star), their locations, and delicious Continental breakfasts that were like feasts, vouchers to cover tours, flights, etc. Great job, Tara!!!

Tara - a Consummate Professional

By: Wise4315


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Tara is a consummate professional with a gift of high attention to detail combined with an exquisite personal touch. She played a major role in fulfilling a lifelong dream to visit the exact site where my father came ashore on Omaha Beach 0700 on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). Tara always listened intently to my desires in planning, with her questions guiding me to refine a trip equally enjoyable for my wife. From September 2015 until standing on EASY RED beach on June 6, 2016 she shaped a wonderful trip. An example of Tara’s active listening skills was my desire to have a highly qualified military historian providing the tour the Normandy beach heads. Expectations were exceeded by having a guide possessing a doctorate in history (Colin Taylor, PhD, Objective D-Day tours).The result of our combined effort produced a personal lifelong desire for me to honor my father and loving memories for both my wife and I to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

Travel Planning Made Easy

By: HCA52969


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

I had happened to win a gift card to Travel and Transport from my undergraduate university. I was a groomsman for my best friend's wedding and decided to put it to use to help cover my round trip airfare. Long story short, I could not be more impressed with the professionalism, courteousness, and quality service exhibited by Travel and Transport, and in particular, Tara. Upon calling them to figure out how to redeem the gift card, Tara bent over backwards to put my on my preferred airline and on a cost-effective set of flights. I had forgotten to give her my loyalty membership initially; upon calling her back, she gladly accepted it and promptly sent me my flight info. Everything went wonderfully and I could not be happier with the service I received.

Very professional and friendly service

By: Sandman


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2016

Our experience was great.. Tara was very helpful no matter what the questions were. I am sure we will be using T&T again.

expert awesome service

By: bonbon


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

everything was expertly handled from transportation to hotel to cruise. would recommend her for upcoming travel. job well done

Two great trips with Virtuouso/Travel & Transport this year

By: John & Koco


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

Tara booked two fabulous trips for us this year. She recommended Secrets Maroma and she hit it right on for us! All the little details were taken care of, went without a hitch and we could not be more pleased. Then she set us up for a trip to Vancouver, Washington with rooms at the fabulous downtown Hilton, flights, rental cars....we only had to show up to enjoy it! She was able to work within our budget and seemed to instinctively know just what would work for us! Great service, reasonably priced.

Tara is terrific

By: Oz Visit


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

Tara listened carefully, met all my hopes and expectations, and, was efficient and effective. Added to that, she was charming. You are lucky to find her.
Not Recommended

Travel

By: Customer


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

Unsatisfactory and painful.

Professional, goes above and beyond to create dreams!

By: KocoinIowa


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017

Tara is exceptionally easy to work with. She is efficient, listens well to what the purpose of the trip is and how we want to spend it. She has assisted us on a number of different vacations now and I wouldn't work with anyone else!! Everything she has ever lined up for us has worked like clock work, no surprises, everything perfect!! She does it all from the airline, hotel, and transportation and all within the budget I provide. She is a gem and anyone using her services will be pleased. I don't typically tip a travel agent, but she more than deserves one!

Recent Trip

By: MJ


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Tara took some vague ideas of mine and turned them into a fantastic, truly memorable vacation that worked like clockwork!

Hawaii

By: Brad


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

Tara was very helpful planning the trip and solving problems that arose

A great experience with T/T and Tara

By: Dennis K


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Tara is very very helpful. She is knowledgeble and patient.

Disney World trip

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017

She gave us great tips on places to eat, found a place to stay on our budget. The rides she suggested were great. Appreciated her help and would book with her again 😋😋😳❤️

Trip planning

By: Nik


Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

She was great to work with.

Disney

By: Disneymouse


Reviewed on: 21 May 2017

Very easy! No problems! Had a great time!

Jake in L.A.

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Very good. Very helpful.

just awesome

By: Correa


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Took everything into consideration. Helped plan my trip within a week. Wow!!!

Expert assistance with complicated itinerary

By: sakartvelo dave


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Tara was a fantastic help with our complicated itinerary. Our under age daughter had to travel overseas with some friends and family, and Tara made sure she had all the matching flights as well as inserting notes in her record locator to facilitate her check-in procedures. We were very pleased with the high degree of attention and detail she exhibited.

helpful

By: Laura


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Tara helped us plan our cruise and she was very helpful. It was our first cruise experience so I had a lot of questions that she was always happy to answer or find the answer if necessary. I would definitely use her again for any trip planning.

Great Advisor

By: Sunshine


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

She was great. Very efficient and helpful. She answered all questions we had. Didn't matter what it was. When we had changes, she was able to do them with no problem.. She is a very friendly person. This is the second trip in as many years that she has helped us with. Will definitely call her again for our trips.

Helpful

By: Kelly


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

She was very help and always did her best to find the things we wanted in a trip, and at the lowest price. She was always on target with checking back with us at certain points before the trip, and preparing us. She even checked with us after we got home to see how we liked the trip!

Ireland golf adventure

By: Bosshog


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

Very helpful, made good plane connections both to Ireland and back from Ireland. Kept me informed of any time changes that occurred between booking and actual flight.

Very appreciative of Tara Nielsen-Rise

By: Kim OConnor


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

This is not the first experience we've had working with Tara. We have used her fine services several times now and couldn't be happier! Tara listens and seems to find just the right places to stay and makes all the arrangements for us. She is worth way more than the minor fee she collects! I hope she has a long career with Virtuoso and Travel and Transport so we can continue to work together! She puts a fresh face on customer service!!

Very satisfied

By: Cesar


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Tara was a great person to work with. She made everything so simple. I will definitely be going back to her for my next trip

New york

By: Fat Bob


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Very nice, very knowledgeable. Did a great job.

Tara Nielsen-Rise

By: Juliette


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Fabulous! I very highly recommend her!

Tara made our dreams come true...

By: Hamilton Disneyland Vacation


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Tara was there every step of the way I have no stress and planning because she took that on herself to make sure that we have the most magical vacation. My husband and I have been together in the seven years never been on vacation because we were unable to afford it. I was able to win a trip from my job though and they gave the money to Tara's company. I thank God that is my company chose to set the trip up for me and I'm so glad that I randomly chose Tara! Tara is an absolute asset to the company I had a medical emergency two days before we were leaving and I called her in tears and she calmed me down. Luckily the trip didn't have to be changed or canceled but she made me feel like everything was going to be OK and we were able to go on our trip and it was absolutely magical. My husband and I fell in love all over again and we were able to celebrate our little girls 5th birthday in Disneyland!! There is absolutely no words to express my absolute gratitude to Tara and her company!!

Sara Moose

By: Travel Expert


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Absolutely wonderful. She is so responsive and makes changes quickly. I have used her five times now and it is always a great flight.

birthday trip to Dallas

By: frannie


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

she was very awesome to work with for my trip. very polite and patiences

Tara is wonderful

By: Dandees


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

Tara is very professional. Very sweet. I would highly recommend her.

Australia

By: Pjloma


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Tara was great, very detail oriented. She researched anything she didn’t know.

Amazing

By: Bn


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Great she answer all my question was very helpful . Thanks to her we were able to go home for the holidays . We are thankful we found her

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