Debra Stern DS

San Jose, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Safari
  • Beach & Sun

  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Australia
  • French Polynesia
  • New Zealand
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I love to travel! I have been in the business of planning memorable vacations since 1980. I love assisting clients with their dream trips all over the world.

I love to help clients’ travel dreams become a reality. As a Virtuoso travel advisor, I have access to our global network of hotels, tour operators, cruise lines, private guides, and more to create personalized, customized trips for you. If you book through me, I can access Virtuoso exclusive experiences such as private shore excursions or behind-the-scenes tours, plus lots of hotel perks, such as room upgrades, spa and dining credits, and free breakfast. I look forward to hearing from you!

River Cruises, Ocean Cruises, Safari's and Custom Vacations are my specialties.

Please call me at 408-881-0371 for your next vacation.

Places I Have Traveled

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Helpful and knowlegable

By: eileen wolk

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Always have been satisfied with the advice andservice Debra gives us.

Flights for Poconos, Pa Trip

By: Jean of San Jose

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

A pleasant experience. She is very knowledgable, organized, and efficient. She is a very thoughtful and caring human being, too!

Travel Agent

By: Happy traveler

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

It was very easy working and planning a trip with Debra. She is very knowledgeable and helpful, had many great suggestions and recommendation. Our trip occurred without one clutch. We won't hesitate to recommend Debra our friends.

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By: Koko

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

I have been using Debra as my travel agent for over ten years. Her work is meticulous and thorough. I have had no problem with her or with her work. I have recommended her to several friends of mine and have no hesitation in doing so in the future.


By: Cory

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Working with Debra is great. She does a great job of taking care of everything.

Rendezvous on the Seine

By: Marion

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

Debra shows a personal interest in the type of vacation you’re interested in. She makes herself available when questions arise. I always feel comfortable that she covers all bases and my vacation will go as planned as far as she can control.

Rocky Mountaineer

By: Ntraveler

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Debra is great; professional, detail-oriented, cost-conscious, friendly and very knowledgeable.


By: P

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Smart, experienced, great advice, and, in one word, wonderful.

Switzerland Trip

By: Jim Wagner

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

From our first discussions of this trip and after our visit to Debra's office in San Jose, we felt a comfort that we were with someone that understood our desires of how this trip should play out. Now that we're home, we realize how much effort Debra put into seeing that our accommodations were mostly above of our expectations, our travel connections were all on time and her advice of things to see and do added such a pleasure to our travels. Couldn't have been happier with the results of this trip.


By: DeeDee

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

We have used Debra over the years. She is extremely organized, knowledgeable and detail oriented. Have recommended her to several friends.


By: pattycakes

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Absolutely wonderful,she is extremely knowlegeable and professional.

great review

By: jag

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

as always Debra is great to work with. She knows just what I'm looking for and keeps me up to date on any changes to my trips. I consider Debra not only my travel agent but a friend

Debra's The Best

By: cookie

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Debra Stern is a real professional trip advisor. She knows all the ins and outs of travel and is helpful all the way through any trip we have taken. She always gets us the best deals and looks out for us. I highly recommend her to any traveler in search of a top notch travel agent.

Great trip

By: Star

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Debra is great. We have used her multiple times. Every experience has been excellent. Her attention to detail and her familiarity with various options makes her a valuable travel advisor.

Viking River Cruise, Amsterdam to Switzerland

By: Jenwren

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

Fantastic! She’s on top of, or ahead of, every detail. Very organized and thorough.

Hawaii 2017

By: FionaK

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Debra is fantastic! She made sure our trip was exactly what we wanted. I have used Debra several times in the past and will definitely use her again in the future.

Services provided

By: JeanC

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Overall, service was good; but not quite at level of previous service. For one, our return flight was changed and we weren't notified until we saw it on our final travel documents which arrived just about 1 week before our departure date. We were routed through Chicago instead of Philadelphia (as I recall). It seemed a better connection as far as useful time for us; but we later noticed that we needed to go from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 at O'Hare. We had to really hustle to make this flight. We also had to change our transfer pick up time to make the best use of our vacation time because of the flight change. Overall, it was a great vacation--just not as perfect as our previous cruise vacation!

2017 Provence and Paris trip

By: Bruce S.

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

We have worked with Debra for 8 or so European trips for my wife and I or for as many as 10 of our family members. Debra is a perfectionist, all have gone exactly as planned with absolutely no unpleasant surprises. She is pleasant, thorough, knowledgeable and a true professional. We look forward to working with Debra for any of our future travel needs.

Hawaii-Maui Trip

By: Arlene

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2017

Excellent. We have used Debra for 17 years for our travel needs, and she always works within our budget to create a wonderful vacation.

Ray & Joan Flores

By: Ray

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Trip coordinated by Fred Smith, Personal interface with Debra was very satisfactory.

Celebrity cruise

By: Koko

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

She is easy to work with, proficient, and meticulous. She responds promptly whenever I have questions or concerns regarding our trip. She presents us a number of options that we can choose from and her suggestions are almost always right on the mark.

A Jewel of a Travel Professional

By: Frank

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Having flown millions of miles and visited six continents over a 50+ year period, I can lay claim to be an experienced and discerning traveler. It was a joy to work with Debra in planning a forthcoming trip and found the experience absolutely delightful. Debra is unquestionably a consummate experienced travel professional who is very knowledgeable as to how to put these itineraries together. Importantly, she also demonstrates the attention to detail that is critical in minimizing the ways in which her clients could experience difficulties which is an invaluable service not too frequently encountered.



Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

Debra has been consistently professional with the several occasions she has helped me.


By: Cory

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018

As always Debra was helpful and efficient in helping us plan our trip.

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By: Nanni

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Debra is absolutely awesome. Always exceeds our expectations and goes out of her way to make our travel extraordinary. She is the BEST!!!


By: Bob S

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2018

Debra has always been most efficient and responsive to any questions. Trip proceeded with no complications or interruptions

Work with Deb

By: Lance

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Always professional and on top of issues. Helpful & creative in how to get a good travel bargain.

Review of Advisor

By: I

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

Debra is responsive and easy to work with. We have found her helpful suggestions have been helpful to us. She has helped plan our last 5 trips.

Working with Debra Stern, 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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