Ellen Wyler DS

Cincinnati, OH United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

At 8 years old I saw the movie, “Around the World in 80Days. At intermission I told my parents I wanted to take that trip! At 16 I spent my summer studying in St Malo, France. When I returned, I told my parents I wanted to live there. At 19 I went on a college “spring break” trip with 5 friends.When we checked into the hotel, I managed to get us upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite. I told my parents when we got home. At 21 I accepted a job at “Radio Free Europe” but decided to get married instead! This time I told my parentsbefore I made the decision!

And now, since 1972 I have worked at Provident Travel.Provident is a founding member of Virtuoso which means I have been arranging custom travel, cruises, and tours since my very first day. Before email,sending letters ononionskin airmail paper to the most charming little French Relais and Chateaux quickly became my specialty!

I describe myself as a “client specialist”. I provide everything you ask for and anticipate what you don't! I have clients all over the world and I am now on my 3rd generation of clients!

I have the advantage of knowing that I can count on the Virtuoso network to complete the circle of travelfor clients. I have established close personal relationships around the world with cruise suppliers, hotels, and management teams. My depth of travel knowledge, both in planning and research, as well as broad local destination knowledge serves my clients well.

I am honored to represent the North Central Region of the Virtuoso Network on the Virtuoso Cruise Committee. I have also been priveledged to sit on several hotel PREVIEW Committees.

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly Recommended

By: PhilinCincy

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

My wife and I have used Ellen for many years for both small and very large trips and cruises abroad including Europe, Africa and China. Her attention to detail and her international contacts never fail to amaze us. It seems as if every time she books us into a new hotel, she has had a personal relationship with someone at the hotel resulting in upgrades and extras. She has planned some very complicated intineraries and we have recommended her to friends out of state who also use her services.

She is a star

By: Dick

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2014

She is extremely knowledgeable, effective, and helpful. She is patient with a grand sense of humor. Would not consider using any one else

She is the best

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2014

ellen is a fabulous travel agent. Knows us well and makes sure to make suggestions that are perfect for how we like to travel. She is always available to help and tries to be proactive, anticipating what we may want or need.

35 years of great service!

By: leslie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2014

Ellen has been planning trips for our family for over 35 years. The reason we continue to use her services is that (besides being a nice person) she has a great deal of integrity, is always on top of things,and when she says that she is going to do something, you can be sure it will be done.  She has a vast knowledge of the world of travel and understands her clients needs. I would highly recommend Ellen to anyone looking for an excellent and very professional travel consultant.

I never trtavel alone when Ellen paves ther way for (me) an easy and fgantastic travel experience!

By: Dick

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Arizona Trip

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Ellen Wyler was key to our wonderful trip.  She knew all the ins and outs of places we had not been to for many years.  Every detail was completed before travel.  We recommend Ellen and Virtuoso to all.  Thanks, Ellen.  Nan and Dan

An exceptional travel agent

By: Philinfocus

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2014

Ellen has planned and assisted us numerous times, most recently with independant travel and  a Windstar Cruise to Panama and Costa Rica.  Our connections are always spot on time and the properties she has arranged for us have  been amazing.  Many times the manager of a hotel or resort seems to know Ellen personally and goes out of their way to accommodate and upgrade us.  Ive recommended her to many friends in other cities who want help with first class travel.

recommend without reservation - highly recommended


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2014

Ellen is the best of the best!

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2014

I have been working with Ellen for years.  Why?  Because she is a knowledgeable problem solver who is always ready with great travel ideas and the logistical skills to make your most complicated trip easy, interesting and delightful.  The only thing she can't do is control the weather (and I hear she's working on that).  Seriously, she's one of the best in the business...I highly recommend her.

Detail-oriented, gracious and fun

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2014

It is so reassuring to know that Ellen will take care of every detail to make traveling comfortable and fun.  I've worked with Ellen for many years and each trip she has helped me plan has been a near-flawless, wonderful experience.  She is always gracious even when changes are made.  Highly Recommended.

Highly Recommend

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014

the Reef at the Atlantis was a great family vacation. Ellen Wyler did a wonder job planning the trip.

Wide range of knowledge

By: Artist

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

Ellen either has first hand knowledge of destinations or knows where to get it. She is most capable.

Perfect as usual!

By: Rosiedots

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2014

All I can say is she is worth every penny.


By: Leslie

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2014

Great trip - utmost attention to detail. Immediate help with small crisis during course of trip. A total thumbs up on all accounts!

Good service; knowledgeable

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2014

Well qualified and knowledgeable. Offered choices.

Princess - A Good Cruise Value

By: Allan

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2014

Our cruise was wonderful, the ship very enjoyable and a good value. It was a 'large ship' experience - 4200 capacity with 3600 passengers on board. We'd take it again in the future depending on the itinerary. Didn't make it to St John (rough seas) but had 2 days in Halifax instead. The mini suite was OK but we would not want a smaller cabin. No complaints about the ship realizing - food, service, entertainment or amenities, etc - realizing it wasn't the Crystal, Regent or even the Celebrity. NYC was fabulous as always, saw some great shows and our accomms at the Warwick were just fine. Will be talking to you soon Re: our next adventure 'down under'. Allan & Dian.

Expert Friendly Service --the best!

By: KY Colonel

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2014

Ellen is simply first rate, and we have used her for about 30 years. She has traveled extensively herself, so she has first hand knowledge. She is timely and very efficient. However, the quality that makes her invaluable is her knowledge of her client, and her frank advice based upon that knowledge. I would never travel abroad without using Ellen.

really great trip

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2014

Bermuda was wonderful and Ellen's help greatly appreciated

Great service!

By: Big Dan

Reviewed on: 01 May 2015

Thank you, Ellen!! As always great trip.

Simply the Best!

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

What can I say. I trip planned by Ellen is always the best! She always adds to your experience with her great expertise. If you don't use Ellen, you're a fool....simple as that!

best as always

By: adianallan

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2015

Ellen pays attention to every detail so her trips are seamless . She has planned our trips for at least 30 years. I cannot think of one mistake.She has enriched our lives and we will always be grateful.

trip was great

By: dave 19

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

great trip as as nornal for ellen

Very thorough; excellent advise and detail

By: JD

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2015

I have done several holidays planned by Ellen. Everyone has been superb. She has a complete knowledge of the hotels, ground transportation, and sites to visit. All the details are complete and double checked before departure. We have never had issues with reservations. She often has had personal contacts with the owners/managers which results in a very personal experience for us on arrival. She is available at all times if needed and responds quickly. I give her 5 stars and will continue to utilize her expertise.


By: Cousin A

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

Had a great time. Room was lovely, service amazing, met nice people, 3 couples, and enjoyed their company many meals.,,had bad weather last 2 days. Arrived Istanbul 6 hours late. Took too many tours but enjoyed and learned on all of them.

expert friendly service

By: allan42

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2015

Excellent travel professional with whom we haved worked over 30 yrs. Always accommodating and fully attentive to all details, we shall continue to use her services.

Yes. Expect friendly service!


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2015

Ellen is great! We tend to be nervous travelers and Ellen always seems to calm me down. And I often have "dumb" questions and Ellen usually gives me a little giggle but then she is very respectful with her answers.

Wonderful trup

By: Familt

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2016

Excellent in every regard!

Caring, knowledgable professional

By: Ellen

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Ellen Wyler knows her business...and has taken the time to know my husband and me. As a result, our trip from Barcelona to Rome was just about perfect. The hotels in both cities were lovely, and we especially appreciated the Oceania cruise upgrade to the Owners Suite. Also, the private guides that Ellen arranged for us were terrific. We have worked with Ellen on five different occasions...and will do so again!

Amazing competence and knowedge

By: Well,traveled

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

Ellen is always quick to respond to any problem and does her best to avoid them in the first place. We signed up with International Expeditions for the Cuba cruise over Xmas. Only 6 other people signed up, so we were shoved into an existing itinerary with ITS, and the ship was changed from the original one in the itinerary. In Miami the first night we expected a meeting with the I.E. Representative. No one showed up. Another member of the group of 8 called the company and complained. After dinner, I called Ellen to tell her. Within minutes, I had a call back from I.E. Apologizing. The I.E. Rep met us at the airport for the early am charter to cuba. The rest of the cruise was out of Ellen's hands. She has always been prompt and correct with all the many details of traveling in our complicated world. She could run thenworld and it would be in much better shape than it is now. And we would all smile!

The Best in the Business

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017

Ellen is the ultimate professional. If you want to know the scoop on the best places to go the best places to stay and great things to do, call Ellen! Ellen has helped us travel the world for years... our family so appreciates everything that she has done to make our trips perfect. Thanks to Ellen, we have enjoy traveling around the world in comfort and luxury.

A great weekend

By: Philinfocus

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

She takes care of all the details. Whenever I question her on a decision she's made, she seems to always be right. She is the best if your trying to plan have a big complicated trip.

Ellen Wyler did great for us

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Great. She is the best out there


By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2017

Fabulous! She is organized, full of good ideas and very knowledgeable


By: caedmon

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

great always thorough and very knowledgable

She's the best

By: Philinfocus

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Extremely professional. She made great choices for us and saved us several thousand dollars on airfare.


By: don't have one

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

excellent excellent

Ellen is terrific

By: Golfer

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

I have worked with Ellen Wyler for many years. Ellen gives great advice, has outstanding knowledge, promptly responds to my travel goals, and gets me the best price available when I travel. Ellen is the consummate professional. I recommend Ellen.

She's the best

By: philinfocus

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

She's terrific, I dont know how she keeps all the details straight. We totally trust her judgment.


By: robin

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

great always well prepared and has great ideas

Wonderful trip

By: Susan Waldman

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018

Excellent. Ellen is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable. Ellen is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her highly to friends.


By: Pag

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Excellent experience

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By: sydneymax

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2019

I have worked with my friend Ellen for many years. She is a travel agents' travel agent. Prompt response, great knowledge which she imparts; she knows how to advise her client. In short, Ellen is outstanding.

Shes the best

By: Philinfocus

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2019

She always takes care of us and provides amazing experieces.

Attention to detail

By: Nainai

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2019

Not only do her recommendations fit our needs and requirements but her attention to detail insures that our trip goes as smoothly as possible.

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