Vivian Paesano 

Farmington Hills, MI United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Love planning that trip especially for you.  Customizing your every wish, detail, and location to fit your personality.  Specializing in the world, its countries, its cities and the unusual places in between.

Travel is an education without walls and I look forward to bringing your dreams to life.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Don

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Vivian, what a great travel expert.  Over the years, my wife and I have relied on your expertise for world travel.  Each experience has been exceptional.  We are now enjoying a simple relaxing stay on Maui in a home rented for the month.  We look forward to our next trip via Vivian.  Your attention to quality details has no limit.

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By: stf

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2014

Vivian did an outstanding job.

Great recommendations and service

By: John in SD

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2014

Vivian set up a trip for my family at Thanksgiving 2014 in NYC. Hotel she recommended was great and she referred us into various restaurants etc that were fabulous. Viv has booked various trips for us. She is: enthusiastic, diligent, persistent, professional and a great person A++++++++++

well planned

By: oak0314

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2015

Ms. Paesano did a very thoughtful, thorough job in planning our trip. No complaints with her services as she replies quickly to any concerns.

Ms. Vivian

By: JC

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2015

Vivian is an exceptional professional. Resourceful, friendly and a problem solver. If she helps you with your travel plans you are in expert hands.

Vivian always tries her best to create a great trip.

By: Anna Banana

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015

Vivian always tries to work with you relative to time, logistics, and amount you want to spend. She wants to give you the most for your money and make the trip fun, interesting, and workable. She covers all the details.

Expert friendly service

By: Punim

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

Great trip and car rental

Had a wonderful time


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2015

Ms. Paesano did a spectacular job planning and preparing our trip. My wife, 2 teenage daughters and I have had a great time in Venice, Florence and Rome; the hotels, esp Ai Reali in Venice, were first rate with excellent breakfast and service. The guides were all very knowledgeable and pleasant. The private transportation was very punctual, arriving 5-10 min before the scheduled time. The only thing I can suggest is to somehow have the admissions to the various sites paid for ahead of time. The guides will sometimes purchase ahead of time, which is nice, but then they will need to be immediately reimbursed in cash which can be inconvenient at times.

Fun in France and Great Britain

By: MelDon

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

A wonderful trip! The hotels were great and the guides were fun and very knowledgeable. Everything went smoothly and there were no issues with any of the transfers.

Expert service as usual!

By: Maxbari

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

St. Regis in San Francisco was perfect.


By: Margie

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2015

Awesome. Vivian always does a first class job.

You get what you expect

By: Rich&Gail12

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2015

With Vivian planning our trip we know we're in great hands. She finds out what you're looking for, makes great recommendations for your consideration, and then executes flawlessly to produce a vacation where there are No surprises. We've used her on several trips and keep coming back because in the end we know it'll be wonderful and memorable.

wonderful london trip


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2015

We had a wonderful 4 days in London with the arrangements made by our Virtuosos travel agent Vivian Paesano. Everything went perfectly - airport transport, our stay at the Goring Hotel, etc. She even planned good weather for us!

Perfect every time!

By: Maxbari

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

Vivian is extremely knowledgeable and a perfectionist when it comes to planning any trip you may take. She has become invaluable to our family.

Vivian rocks!!

By: John RSF

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2015

Great service and assistance on our Thanksgiving trip.

Great Tour guide

By: Marilyn19

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2016

Ladatco tours did a great job (Juan)from meeting us at the airport to taking us back to the airport. Juan gave us a great & fun tour of Santiago. Made our short time enjoyable. We also liked the Ritz Carlton.

Expert and responsive!

By: Toots

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016

Airline reservations were flawless! the location of the Intercontinental in Kowloon was perfect. The best part was the car and driver meeting us at the airport. Thank you, Vivian!



Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2016

The tour guide for the London city tour was fantastic. Made the trip very memorable.

Loved our perks at the Charleston Place Hotel

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 02 May 2016

We had a great time in Charleston. The Charleston Place Hotel was lovely. The staff was very accommodating. Loved all the perks that came with our booking. Thanks for your help.

Trip of a lifetime

By: Red

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2016

From our entry in beautiful Venice, to the fast paced, so much to see and do in Rome and then to the slower paced beautiful Tuscany. . . this was a beautifully planned trip of a lifetime! Vivian thought of everything . . . what we needed, would like and even what we never dreamed of. . . her knowledge and experience give us wonderful options. Our drivers and guides were top-notched; knowledgeable, interesting and some were very fun. Two hotels were abosolutely wonderful, stunning even. One hotel was very good but one hotel I wouldn't recommend. I absolutely feel that our amazing trip was directly due to working with Vivian! A friend recommended her and I would and have recommended Vivian to others! Thank you Vivian.

Expert servce

By: Ast

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

The Rittenhouse was an excellent recommendation Vivian has always done a great job for us

Awesome attention to detail

By: John Boy

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

Viv Paesano consistently delivers incredible service and even tracks us when we are on a trip to insure that things are working smoothly. We love working with Viv!!!!!

Perfectionist with great follow-through!

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

Very helpful with a canceled flight!

Well Done!

By: Napa10

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

Well planned trip to Napa! The accommodations were great as were all the wineries. We had an outstanding driver who provided us with interesting information about the valley and helped us change a few of our reservations. Great trip!

Good job!

By: Fran

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

This was my second d trip with Vivian! I wouldn't work with anyone else!

Gateway Travel

By: Christine Lustig

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

The best ever! She has gone above and beyond with her expertise and knowledge!

Our Caribbean getaway with Gateway

By: Samantha

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Terrific. Vivian was attentive, patient in the extreme with our avalanche of pestering questions. Great!

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

By: Renee

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Vivian was terrific, the same as she has been on several other trips she's planned for us. She is smart, discriminating and very thoughtful about where it's worthwhile to spend and where to save money. I would recommend her services without a question!

TCS trip

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

Always excellent, attentive to our needs.

Vivian Paesano

By: Ed Schonberg

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

The best. She planned the perfect trip.

Orlando trip

By: Stu

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

It is always great with Vivian she is a cosumate professional

Cruise advisor

By: Lee

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

Great! She was always available, incredibly patient and helpful with our questions and problems (which were likely often dumb or obvious) and she really knew her "stuff."

Horton Trip


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2017

Vivian was excellent....we would definitely utilize her services again.



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017


A real pro.

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

Vivian is a true professional. Very knowledgable.
Not Recommended

Surprisingly disappointed.

By: Working Woman

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

She is wonderful to work with. However, not always knowledgeable in some areas.

Vivian Paesano

By: maxbari

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017

Vivian was Excellent!

Great trip

By: Jaris

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

It was a great experience; she did a great job! Excellent guides and hotels arranged. Provides excellent professional advice.


By: buddy

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017

Vivian is outstanding!


By: Chris

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

I cannot even explain how we feel about her knowledge and professsionalism! She is the best ever!!!!

Italy trip

By: Margie

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Fabulous to work with
Not Recommended

Free Survey

By: Jerry & Sandy

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

We do not like doing free surveys nor do we like being critical but it seems to us Vivian was not very informative. We had to ask more questions than we thought we should be asking, maybe because we were not well informed.

Great trip

By: Sooty

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

She was very efficient with everything. Even all r restaurants reservations were perfect


By: Nanc

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Great!! Vivian is very knowledgeable and efficient. It is always a pleasure working with her!

Baltic Excursions

By: cherylmd

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Always a pleasure!! Vivian recommended and scheduled the best private tours, especially in St. Petersburg.

Excellent trip

By: Wine Guy

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017

Excellent to work with. Listens to what we wanted the trip to be and made very good arrangements to make it happen. Hotels were of high quality and arranged tours were outstanding.

The Rainy Desert

By: Chick

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Excellent, she’s the best!

The best travel advisor

By: Marilyn Way

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Excellent. Gave us great advice and helped us when we had a problem.

Review of California trip

By: SC

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2017

She’s thorough, efficient and conscientious. Very concerned about making the trip a wonderful experience.

Milan Italy

By: MS

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

As always, Vivian came thru with the best accommodations in Milan. Lovely stay!

#1 Travel Agent

By: Maxbari

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

Our family has been using Vivian for many years. She is knowlegeable, diligent and always available to resolve issues. She’s the best!

Australia/New Zealand


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Vivian always does an excellent job for us - she is informed, organized, responsive and a delight to work with these past 15-18 years! I wouldn't plan a trip without her!!


By: Bohram

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2018

As always, ms. Paesano provided excellent advice and service.

Top Travel Agent

By: maxbari

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2018

She's the best in every way!!!

Knows her stuff

By: Simpson

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2018

Very easy to work with and listens to our travel needs

Park City

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

She is the best

Gateway review of Vivian

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

Vivian is awesome! Professional, thorough, helpful, knowledgeable.


By: Mahalo

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2018

Vivian did a great job planning our trip to Hawaii. Thanks!


By: Chris

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2018

She is the very best!!!!! Vivian is without a doubt the most professional and dedicated I have ever experienced!!!!! She has impacted our lives with her suggestions and experience!


By: B Bell

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018

Vivian gives very accurate advice on hotels, restaurants and daily activities. We have used her for multiple trips and everything has always gone as expected.

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