Ellen Cohen 

Bluffton, SC United States
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I am originally from Philadelphia but because of my husbands corporate obligations I have been fortunate to have lived in 8 different states and have been able to see much of the country from the east coast to California on the west coast to Texas in the SW and Florida in the south.  We now reside in South Carolina where we enjoy the laid back low country life.  We enjoy traveling the world, especially cruising and have been lucky enough to see many parts of the world.  Prior to being a travel consultant I was a Realtor so working with people is in my blood.  I love to make people happy with just the right vacation package.

Places I Have Traveled

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Great Service

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2015

Ellen did a great job booking and follow up. Would highly recommend her to everyone for any type of travel.

superior service

By: tc63

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2015

We changed destinations twice but it didn't phase Ellen. She efficiently cancelled reservations and then suggested and made new reservations for our new cruise.

Frendly service

By: Mike AZ

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2015

Helps to pick out good trips and side trips.

Got to love that Aqua class!!!!

By: Ka

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

This cruise was great. The beach excursion in St Kitts and St Maarten were very nice. Of course, the shining moments belong to the crew ansd waitstaff of the Blu restaurant who cannot do enough to ensure your wonderful cruise!!!!

Expert Service

By: ari67

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Ellen has been one of the best travel consultants I have ever worked with. Any trip she has planned with us has been exceptional. She is extremely knowledgeable, conscientious and pays attention to every detail. She treats your planned trip as if it was her own. I would highly recommend her and would not work with anyone else!!!

Ellen, did it again!!! Great....

By: LIZ10

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

From the moment we arrived in Copenhagen at Scandic Palace and started our Scandinavian & St. Petersburg journey all could not have been better. The private walking tour of Copenhagen was 3+ hours of sights, sounds and experiences. Our guide was skilled and in addition to highlights he also told us the "touristy" places to avoid which made touring and dining a delicious local event. Our bus tour to the outskirts to visit 2 castles was an adventure with cold, wind and rain. Of course, that didn't stop us! Ellen's recommendation to stay a few days before boarding Regal Princess was perfect. This was our third time on the Regal Princess so being familiar with the ship and having a mini-suite each time made for an easy transition. Each city had it's highlights and charm, by having input from Ellen we were ahead of "the game" when choosing our excursions. I like to venture outside the city into the countryside and Porvo, Finland was a winner for us. Thank You Ellen....

Amsterdam to Budapest

By: Bill & Cathy

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2015

This was Bill's first Viking cruise and we both loved everything about the trip. Ellen was on top of everything from insurance to transfers to airport at the end of the trip
Not Recommended



Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2015

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A great time!

By: Karen42

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

Ellen did an excellent job, as usual, in planning out all the details for our City of Lights trip with Viiking. She did a great job in planning our extended travel in France. She helped us see some amazing sights we thought we would never see and arranged our time so that we got to see as much of France as possible ehike we were there.

Expert Travel Agent

By: Linda21

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2015

Ellen planned our trip to Germany and Paris. She made all the arrangements and tours. It turned out excellent. She is a very good travel agent. Our tours were the best and we saw everything we wanted too. Thanks. Ellen.

Expert personal excellent service

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2015

Ellen is very professional and very thorough. She booked some exclusive small tours for us on our last cruise, and they were excellent. She promptly returned any emails you send with questions, and is always available by phone. If she does not know the answer, she finds the answer and returns your call or email promptly. We have traveled with Ellen as well, and she always takes care of us and is very knowledgeable about the places we are visiting. She does a great job and we are always pleased with the job she does for us. All the tours Ellen booked for us were top-quality and encompass everything we wanted to see.. Ellen listens to what you want and delivers more than requested. It is obvious that she does her research and works hard to please her client.

Very helpful

By: The queen

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

We were very pleased. No complaints at all.

Great Trip

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2016

Our most recent trip, like the others planned by Ellen Cohen, was great. She always goes the "extra mile" for us to make sure that we get the most for our money and the best adventures which make for our great memories.

Superior service!

By: Holly

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2016

Ellen is truly professional and made certain we would have the travel experience we hoped for. We took our six adult (blended family) kids. They had the ultimate vacation! Not only would I use Ellen again but I would wholeheartedly recommend her to everyone.


By: Carolannliz10

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2016

Ellen is a pleasure to work with and goes beyond the ordinary to make each experience exactly what we want it to be. The trip can be as simple as a one week Caribbean Cruise or an extended European Journey she always make it special. We are pleased that Ellen was referred to us.

Ellen makes it easy

By: discoverer

Reviewed on: 07 May 2016

We've used Ellen to plan our travel a number of times. For us, we always choose the itinerary which usually has been compiled from our "bucket list" or advertising we've seen. Once chosen we rely on Ellen to fill in the details. In most cases she has already been to the destination we selected and can give us first hand knowledge of local customs that really personalize our trip. Her recommendations for hotels, touring, and time to spend at a location have been very helpful. Follow up for us is a "must" and Ellen does that by providing information and updates as our travel nears. Finally, she provides a summary of the entire itinerary. We've recommended Ellen to friends who have told us they have been very happy with her service.

Exceptional trip to Italy

By: Shemartin65

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2016

I recently experienced a fabulous Gate1 trip to Italy. Guide could not have been better! He took care of all our needs including checkin at hotels, admission tickets, information in preparation to wherever we were going. Christopher was a delight and we all loved him!! We visited Venice , Florence , Rome, Sorrento, and Capri. Ellen Cohen, my travel agent, made all my arrangements and prepared me for the wonderful experience! If you are thinking about a trip to Italy by all means use the Gate 1 tour. If I plan to take another trip to Europe I would definitely use Gate1.

Consummate Professional!

By: liz10

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2016

Guidance & knowledge along with listening to make trip memorable, just what we were looking for! Lucky to have found her....

Alaska Land Tour & Cruise

By: DebB

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016

Ellen Cohen helped us plan a dream vacation to Alaska. Its something my husband always wanted to do. Very glad we had a chance to travel to Alaska for the first time. Thank you to Ellen Cohen!

Caring expertise and advice!

By: First timers

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2016

Our first Viking river cruise proved to exceed our expectations, and we surely will take another. Our Advisor took great care in suggesting which cabin to choose and which deck for ease of walking to meals and the lounge, as well as choosing starboard side. She was most helpful in listening to our preferred travel arrangements and went out of her way to insure we got what we wanted in terms of fewer lay overs. We included the Viking pre-option and the post-option and were exceedingly happy and spoiled with the pre-option hotel and Viking personnel at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague. The bar was set very high by our stay in Prague. Our cruise ship personnel were friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and very open to accommodating mobility issues. The Viking service provided at our post-option hotel in Amsterdam did not measure up to the standards we had experienced in Prague. We used shipboard laundry service and were extremely pleased with the prompt return.

Excellent professional and friendly service

By: Terry07

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2016

Ellen does an excellent job of booking our trips including private, small group tours. They are always very inclusive of everything we want to see and I enjoy a small group rather than a bus load of people. If we have a problem, Ellen is there to work through it with us and does everything she can to resolve the issue. We have booked with Ellen in the past and will book with her in the future as she does an excellent job for us and our friends. She also is very efficient and thorough and sending us summaries of our trip and things we need before we travel. When I call her with a question and leave a message, she is very prompt in returning my call at all times, which I appreciate.

Viking Ocean Cruise

By: Cathy47

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Ellen was extremely helpful in the planning and air reservations for our Viking Ocean Cruise in November 2016 on the West Indies Explorer.

Great planning

By: Lori

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2017

The trip thru the canal was a great experience but I would not recommend Princess Cruises to anyone. The room was small especially the bathroom with the 2' x 2' shower that was impossible not to flood the entire bathroom. The service in the anytime dining was not up to par you had to ask at least 3 times to get even a glass of milk. The food was questionable to say the least everyone was complaining about the amount of the main course(example: 4 small scallops, 2 tbls of mashed potatoes & 2 asparagus spears) and the steak was like shoe leather (inedible). Our rug in the room left a lot to be desired and the balcony was a rusted mess. There were quite a few people that were not happy and said that Princess was not on their list again. I guess they are trying to make as much money as they can because they also became a pain with the sales pitches for the wine tasting ad other venues and they sometimes didn't want to take no for an answer.

Panama Canal Cruise

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

Always good, honest person to work with.


By: Marsha

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2017

Ellen is very knowlegeable and always looks out for your best interest. She always has wonderful ideas and is very patient. You can ask her lots of questions and she never gets annoyed or disinterested. I have traveled on her recommendations many times. She is a great asset to your company

Rocky Mountaineer

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Ellen was very helpful in taking care of the details of our trip. This is the second trip she has planned for us.

Travel advisor

By: Cath

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Very professional everything was great

Held our hand thru the scary part.

By: D and J Cook

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Ellen did a wonderful job. When we first met her we thought she was just as excited as we were about the trip. She was timely with everything and when we emailed her questions she got right back with us. That made us feel very comfortable given this was our first trip to Europe. We will certainly call her for our next trip.

Great advisor

By: Wen & Rog

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Ellen is terrific. She is always professional & efficient. Every time we had a question ( and we had many), she answered them promptly and thoroughly. Our trip was great and much of the credit goes to Ellen.

Rine river boat cruise

By: Martha

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Ellen was very responsive to any questions I had.She went out of her way to look up excursions for us. When I had concerns about the hurricane approaching she looked up our insurance and told me what my options were.


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Ellen always goes above and beyond our expectations. She is thorough, organized and always available to help. We have done several big trips with Ellen and have never been disappointed; always a great trip and a great time.

Travel adviser

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Great person to work with.


By: John

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

She was on top of everything

Ed's review

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Easy, questions are answered quickly


By: Adam

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018

Very detailed and professional. Thought of everything.


By: Miami

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

Absolutely Wonderful!

Ed's review

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

Working with Ellen was and continues to be fine. She gets questions answered quickly and her answers are to the point

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