Marianne Kochanek 

Waterbury, CT United States
An independent affiliate of Largay Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Spa Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruising
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • Italy
  • United States - Hawaii
  • South Africa
  • French Polynesia
  • Costa Rica
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

For me, travel has always been transformative. Planning travel has been my calling since I was 18, but it was a personal change that led me to specialize in wellness travel. My cancer diagnosis a few years ago spurred a search for wellness solutions.

I am cancer-free today, but what has stuck with me is the desire to help others going through a similar struggle or just looking for a refreshing reset on life. A great resort is life-changing. You come as one person and leave as another. Thanks to the resources of the Virtuoso network, I am able to open doors for my clients to unique experiences, VIP treatment and other perks that allow them to relax and enjoy themselves.

I also craft family vacations, honeymoons and bucket-list trips. So whatever your next adventure is, I would love to help. After all, wellness can come from any vacation as long as you come back better than you left.

Places I Have Traveled

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Flawless planner

By: Geno

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

The entire vacation was flawless. From the detailed planning to returning home, Marianne was exceptional. Having worked with M before, she knows our likes and our dislikes. Such as: time of day we like to fly, type of accommodations we enjoy, restaurant preferences. This is truly personalized attention.
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My best travel accessory? My Agent!

By: Christine2006

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2016

Marianne takes care of every part of the trip! We travel with absolute comport knowing that she went above and beyond and thought about everything :) we happen to be pretty picky people and she is able to sift through our endless wish list and find and plan the perfect balance of rest, relaxation and fun :)
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Excellent service

By: PAdel

Reviewed on: 14 May 2016

Marianne was terrific. Our arrangements were so professionally managed. Marianne is very easy to work with. A wonderful experience.
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Trip of our Dreams

By: MO2016

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2016

Marianne did a superb job perfecting all the details of our dream trip. Would not have been possible without her. She was a pleasure to work with and her knowledge and insight of the ship and areas we were visiting made our trip an exceptional experience. We look forward to booking our next trip with Marianne. Great job, Marianne😍😍😍
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beyond expectations across the board

By: D&G

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2016

We had a great time. Flights were exceptional. Emirates is a great airline. The business class lounge in Dubai is huge and very accommodating. Safari drives were beyond expectations. We did get to see a lot of animals and were amazed at how close the safari vehicles get to them, and how the rangers communicate to share where the animals are. The cultural tours were very good as well. South African people are very happy and friendly. The safari lodges were way beyond expectations as well as the food.
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The Best

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2017

Marianne is without question the best travel agent anyone could ask for! She is on top of all details - itinerary, transfers, airfare, special likes and dislikes - and her manner and personality are outstanding. I always recommend her to all of my friends interested in a trip. One specific thing she does for us is to "ding" my credit card a fixed amount each month before a cruise so it is all paid for when it is time to go! A lot better than plunking down a large amount all at once. It almost seems free!
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Cruise trip

By: Helga

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

She's terrific!

Awesome advisor

By: Amanda

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

It has been awesome working with Marianne. She has booked a few vacations with us and more to come. She is very tentative and has plenty of expert advice! Marianne always communicates with us before and even on the trip to make sure everything is going as planned! She is definitely top notch!!

Attentive and Flexible

By: Ady

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

From the start Marianne was willing to make my family trip all that we wanted for the price that we were looking for. She went back and forth with me making sure that I was getting the best trip for the best price. My inquiry was a last minute thing and she did as much as she could with the time constraint. Highly recommend her for families and individuals.

Awesome as usual!

By: Amanda

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2018

Marianne has been an awesome agent over the years. She has booked so many of our trips and always has our best interest at heart. She helps to make sure that we get the most out of vacation!!

Trip of a lifetime

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

Marianne did a wonderful job organizing this vacation for us. Everything was top notch. The personal guide in Cap Town was amazing. He made everything so easy for us. Both camps were wonderful. They far exceeded our expectations. We all had a wonderful time and look forward to another wonderful adventure in the future. Marianne did a spectacular job!!!!!!!!!! From start to finish, we did not experience one glitch in the travel itinerary. It was fun, relaxing and memorable.

South Africa Vacation

By: Meryl

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

I highly recommend Marianne for planning your next vacation. Working with her was seamless. She worked diligently to meet every one of our needs, and she worked to anticipate the needs we did not even know we had. She was completely committed to making our vacation a memorable experience. She did her research and made our decisions easy by boiling down multitudes of options into couple of well researched ones. She will be my go to travel agent for my next vacation.

italy trip

By: janney

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

she was absolutely amazing. Such a pleasure to work with and provided excellent dvice and follow up.

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