Rebecca Falkenberry ATC, CTA

St. Petersburg, United States
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  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Safari

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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Rebecca Falkenberry has been involved in the travel industry since 1994. She spent the first part of her career working for International Expeditions, helping plan Amazon Rainforest Workshops and taking large groups to Peru and Machu Picchu. Rebecca has traveled widely! Her incredible experiences include riding elephants in Nepal; walking through the Dali Lama's winter palace in Tibet; whale watching in Sea of Cortez; two month-long European vacations, driving from Sweden to Italy; spending six weeks in Greece; snorkeling in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Galapagos, and Tahiti; walking on glaciers in Alaska and Patagonia; biking in Tuscany and Switzerland; and driving the Pacific coast highway from San Diego to Canada, to name a few!

Rebecca is passionate about preserving natural areas of the planet through ecotourism, while still allowing visitors to view places they only dreamed of. She volunteers with conservation organizations, which helps her focus on nature/wildlife and adventure ecotourism travel. Rebecca wants to help her clients see the last remaining undeveloped places on the planet before they are gone.

Rebecca loves both the big picture and the small details of travel, and helping her clients enjoy their well-deserved vacations by taking care of their plans. Her favorite types of travel include small ship cruises to the world's most exotic places and combining luxury with adventure. She loves to advise clients on how they can experience a big city and also get some activity and nature in the mix, like biking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Places I Have Traveled

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The importance of a travel consultant

By: Patti

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2013

As a Virtuoso travel consultant, Rebecca is outstanding. She was always available to answer my questions and she helped make all of our arrangements. This is the second trip that Rebecca has helped me with and I will continue to use her knowledge and talent for my travel needs.

Super travel agent!

By: Elwood

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2014

Rebecca is just what I want in a travel agent. She is knowledgeable and helpful but does not push any particular destinations or companies. She knows what we like and helps us find just the right trips, ranging from package tours (the recent Viking trip) to individually planned outings (last spring’s trip to Bologna). And when she is needed she has been most helpful in sorting out problems. The kind of thing only a travel agent can do.

Highly Recommended

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

We have been working with Rebecca for over five years and keep coming back for more. She is organized, professional, responsive and has given us some great suggestions for trips we might not have thought of on our own. 

Rebecca is fabulous!

By: Muriel

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

We have worked with Rebecca for years and cannot imagine trip planning without her.

Very Highly Recommended!

By: Teacher Tim

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

We have found Rebecca to be a splendid travel consultant for 20 years.From the engagement of excellent professors to be our personal guides in Russia and the Vatican, to a meticulously planned trip for a climb to Macchu Picchu, along with many European and South African trips as well, she has patiently and most professionally planned our business and pleasure travel, and then followed up to ensure that all went as desired.Rebecca is the embodiment of what Virtuoso travel means-excellence, luxury and commitment to the clients' pleasure and safety.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2014

Rebecca is always helpful and willing to go to great lengths to help insure there are no major problems or issues with travel plans.  This is my third trip she has helped us with and I will continue to use her services.

We highly recommend Rebecca.

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2014

We began using Rebecca in 2000 and have used her for all our trips since.  She has been outstanding in the service she provided.  She always has everything organized and the sub-contractors (guides, drivers, etc.) have always met our high expectations. Working with her through e-mail has been easy, and if needed, she has been just a phone call away. If we just "want to get away" Rebecca has had some wonderful trip suggestions for us.  We have recommended her to many folks and we look forward to planning our next trip with her.

Wonderful Trip

By: Renee

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

My trip to Russia planned by Rebecca was terrific! All went off without a hitch and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Especially appreciated that she booked us on special tours that I would not have known to do. She was also very reassuring about any qualms or worries we had. Very helpful and professional!



Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Savoy was great they upgraded us to a full suite and treated us like royalty. Ryder Cup was a disappointment as 50,000 fans crowded four holes. Tmp 49 and windy. We had bot a space in a luxury tent and spent the whole time watching TV and eating and drinking--never saw a golfer. All our drivers were great

Awesome...yet again!!!

By: Membuttsnguts

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2015

Yet again, Rebecca has planned a seamlessly flowing, well organized lifetime event for me. The properties for my stay were absolutely wonderful to include the Virtuoso amenities. Qualia and Southern Ocean Lodge are undoubtedly two of the best properties I've ever had the pleasure of encountering. Both properties allow for amazing guststory and visual experiences that will blow a travelers mind. My transfers were very professional and typically punctual. I am grateful, once more, to Rebecca for all of her hard work.


By: Blaine

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

This is the third cruise we have booked with Rebecca's assistance. In every case, she has been attentive, informative, and knowledgeable. She has also arranged for special amenites and discounts, and kept us notified of upgrade and post-cruise options and opportunities. Most notably, she has been almost instantly responsivle when a problem or question has arisen, especially as the cruise sailing date approaches. She is a conscientious travel partner and counselor, and we plan to ask for her assistance in the future.

The tour escort makes all the difference

By: Elwood

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2015

The sights were great (Great Wall, 3 gorges, Terra Cotta army, etc.), the food was always good with many choices at every meal, and being on the boat for most of the trip was very convenient. But it was the personal service of the tour escort that made the trip out of the ordinary. "Chuck" was there at the airport when we arrived and saw us to the check-in counter when we left. In between he was always there to answer questions, provide directions, and most important, just see that everything went like clock-work. We had to worry about nothing, just sit back, learn about China and enjoy the trip. But equally important, he shared many of his personal experiences with us. He explained the ins-and-outs of buying an apartment in Beijing, his experience as a child during the cultural revolution, and the fact that that he was in Tiamanmen Square during the demonstrations. It just made the whole experience of being in a different culture so much more meaningful.

wonderful service!

By: Drexey

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

I called Rebecca and she had the information to us the next day. She was right on top of everything and most helpful even when I was changing things around (we took off on our own after the planned trip). I recommend her to everyone!

Everything went perfectly

By: Patti

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

As our advisor, Rebecca took care of all our needs. Our train tickets were delivered to our B &B in Edinburgh, our B&B in Inverness was perfect, our transport to the airport in Inverness was on time. Everything happened just as promised.

Did more than expected.

By: Karen and Mike Yodel!

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2015

Rebecca put together a marvelous European vacation for us, a group of 8. We were four couples from two states and all of us had certain requests. Rebecca was able to assemble the necessary transportation, hotels and tours for Austria, Italy, Switzerland, all within a two week span. She did wonders! Thanks, Rebecca!

Expert professional service


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

Rebecca has always done a great job for us, but she really pulled it out of the hat on our last trip, when for some reason the condo unit we had booked in January at Plantation Residences in Puerto Rico for the Thanksgiving week was pulled the day before we were to arrive. We were told the unit owner wanted it back and they initially offered us $250 in compensation. Five people had booked flights and taken time off from work for this. We couldn't believe it and told Rebecca that offer wasn't even close. She went back to the land operator and, although the error does not appear to have been on their end, negotiated a much more acceptable settlement. We went, really enjoyed our time and while we're not sure we would return to that particular facility, ended up feeling that we had been taken care of.

Excellent Planner

By: Nctraveler

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2016

I called Rebecca to help with a family gathering on Royal Caribbean. We had 12 cabins in total with various pre- and post-cruise arrangements. We also requested private excursions for our cruise. Rebecca was very helpful with all of our needs. She even saved us nearly $12,000 when the cruise dropped its prices after our bookings! Rebecca was very attentive to our trip and even checked in with me while we were cruising. The problems we encountered on board had to do with Royal Caribbean itself. They do not have all the right systems and processes in place to manage large groups.

Attention to Details

By: mdtd111

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

Rebecca is excellent with attention to details. She always reminds me of things to consider for the trip and items to remember. Rebecca would also send me an email during a trip to ensure that all is going well, and then follows up with me once I have returned from the trip. This monitoring is much appreciated in case some thing goes awry, Rebecca can then immediately address instead of waiting until the trip is finished.

Takes care of all the details

By: danders21

Reviewed on: 31 May 2016

The recent trip that my wife and I took to Cuba may be one of the last before the situation changes radically and you will no longer be able to get a real feel for Cuba. Rebecca did all the arrangements for the tour once we had chosen our tour date. She knew just how to get all the details done so that we had little to do except enjoy the trip. In my view, the reason to use a travel agent is so that you don't need to be concerned with the details. Of course, that means that the travel agent must know what you want in a trip as well as know the details of travel in a particular country. Rebecca fits both needs very well. We have never been disappointed in any trip she has arranged.

Turks and Caicos

By: nctraveler

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017

Rebecca took care of our airport transfers, dining and spa reservations, and excursions prior to our arriving at the hotel (Grace Bay Club). On the day of travel, Rebecca was available to manage last minute changes due to a missed connection that delayed our arrival at the hotel by a day. She got right on the phone with the hotel to inform them of the changes as soon as I contacted her and was able to get the hotel to honor our prepaid trip in full even though we arrived one day later. Rebecca also emailed me the day of our arrival to check in with me to ensure that all went smoothly. I truly appreciate her care and concern for her clients.

Thumbs Up

By: Cara

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

She is great at trip planning. I always felt comfortable that I didn't have to worry about the details. She had all under control.

Travel in style and class with Rebecca!

By: Travel duo

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2017

Working with Rebecca has been off the charts! Consistently. My wife and I have planned trips to Rome, South Africa, Peru, Ireland, London, Paris, St. Petersburg and more with Rebecca Falkenberry for over 20 years. As an admittedly picky traveler with definite choices on which Virtuoso property and exactly which historical itinerary will suit, she brings it! She has also fulfilled the exacting desires of a clutch of our friends whom we connected to her. The consistent response, "Rebecca rocks!" She is the consummate travel consultant.

Cruise the land of the rising sun

By: danders1

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

This was a great combination of both a great tour company (Tauck) and a great cruise company (Ponant). The guides were great and we learned a great deal not just about the history of Japan but the people who live there today. Food was very good and the comfort of being the in the same be every night was outstanding.

First post-stroke trip

By: Maria

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017

All details thought through. Wonderful decisions and I'll travel again with Rebecca's help!

Europe vacation

By: Europe

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Working with Rebecca was a delight she's very knowledgeable and patience,thoughtful Our family love her!!!!!


By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Great, attentive to details, very heloful when we needed answers. Will continue to use Rebecca.

Great river trip

By: Danders

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2017

This is our third trip with Viking and I am still impressed with the level of service that they provide. Rebecca made all the arrangements, including both a pre-cruise and post-cruise stay. Having her do the contact with Viking makes these trip so much less stressful. You know that things will be done right and if there might be a problem, she is right there to take care of us.

Wonderful advice

By: Cara

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017

Rebecca is awesome. She really knows her way around travel.


By: Yoda

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

Amazing as always

Celebrity Eclipse Jan 2018


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

Rebecca was informative with our reservation and provided all needed information prior to our departure to ensure a smooth sailing.


By: Hate Reviews

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

We've been working with Rebecca for almost 10 years and she always does an outstanding job. She's knowledgeable, efficient and responsive.

Great cruise

By: danders

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

Rebecca is easy to work with. She knows the important facts about how I like to travel and makes it easy to get just the trip I want. When I have a question she is right there will the answer.

Very Helpful Travel Advisor

By: TravelNC

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Rebecca was very helpful in planning the trip for us since it was a bit more complicated than most of our trips. We had major issues with cruise while traveling and Rebecca helped escalate the issue with the cruise line. Due to the issues with the cruise, we decided to make some travel plans and Rebecca was readily available and worked with the cruise, hotel and airline to adjust our travel arrangements. Without Rebecca's assistance from the time of pre-, during, and post-travel, we would have to waste much of our time managing the issues and changes instead of truly enjoying our vacation.



Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2018

Long distance but she made it easy!

Fabulous trip advisor

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018

She's a treasure!

Absolutely fabulous travel advisor

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

Couldn't be better.

Excellent Trip


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Rebecca is easy to work with and very responsive. She always advises when she will not be available and often responds even when out of town. She worked hard with Viking Ocean Cruises whose office is not always responsive. She managed to shorten the time required for final payment. She was not able to get Viking to give us the drink package that was incorrectly advertised but she did offer some OBC to make up for the problem. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in booking a cruise or vacation package.

Staying at the Breakers in Palm Beach

By: slats

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2018

She was able to get a reservation at a busy time. We had a suite which was very comfortable and luxurious. The breakfast was excellent and there were many choices. A wonderful weekend. We will contact Rebecca when we plan any future vacations.

Made our travel planning easy!

By: Michelle

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

She is a very knowledgeable & efficient travel planner!



Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018



By: Nmwright

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2018

Rebecca has planned fabulous trips for us

great help

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Rebecca was a great help in getting all the details of this trip right. I did not have to worry about anything!

A fabulous trip...

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

She always surpasses my expectations.

New Orleans

By: Sky

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2019

Rebecca has been planning most of our family vacations for a little over two years and we adore her style of services,very knowledgeable and personable and professional!! We know that when she is helping us planning she goes into detail that I haven’t thought of. Rebecca always makes a point of reaching out and giving us a detailed of everything. We couldn’t do the planning without her,

Ponant and Japan

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

Poor Rebecca. I brought her into this entire trip well after the fact. She had not booked the cruise, our flights or our stay in Tahiti prior to the cruise. When I realized I needed a tour guide in Japan, she jumped in and took over arrangements. When I got on the cruise and realized I had misunderstood the docking date, she quickly arranged for two additional days. She was patient when no one else would have been; she was gracious when no one else would have been. She was smart and resourceful and I will not plan a trip without her again.


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 08 May 2019

We have worked with Rebecca for over ten years because she always goes above and beyond and gets us the information we need to plan a great vacation.

Oceania Cruise Barcelona to Lisbon

By: Live2Travel

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

Rebecca is fantastic to work with. She is detailed oriented and provides a lot of information for any trip. Rebecca sends reminders along the way of various deadlines or tasks to be completed prior to the cruise. She also confirms with our pre-cruise hotels (not part of Oceania) to ensure that all requests are addressed. With regards to Oceania Nautica, the itinerary had very interesting stops. The crew onboard is great. Everyone aims to please. The ship is showing is age but it's getting an upgrade in the next year or so.

Great Trip to Spain

By: BK

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Rebecca was fantastic. Always very quick responses and great communication. She is easily accessible by phone, text, or email. She is obviously very experienced. Our anniversary trip needed to be over the top special, and Rebecca did that for us. From 5-star hotels in great locations to private guided tours tailored to our specific needs, my wife and I are completely satisfied with the details of the trip.

Fantastic river trip


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019

The Tauck Amsterdam to Budapest river trip was great and working with Rebecca on the details of the trip made it so easy. She takes care of all the little things so we just went and enjoyed the trip.

Great Travel Agent

By: Buttercup

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

I have worked with Rebecca since 2000. She know what we like and never pushes us to accept other options. I have shared her contact information many times.

Why didn't I do this before

By: Sandy Roth

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2019

Having worked for an airline for several years, I naturally gravitated to making my own travel arrangements - until it came to a trip to Japan. Knowing that we would need a guide while there, I contacted several agents suggested by fellow travelers. None were able to incorporate my specific but not unreasonable wishes into their proposal. Then it hit me! I went to high school (over 55 years ago) with Rebecca so maybe she could help. Bingo. I have now turned over all the research and planning to her and she has come through in spades every time. She even has taken on my favorite but difficult to work with cruise company and persevered. I have referred others to her and they have been equally pleased. She listens and responds and keeps at it until she gets the job done. She has expertise in many areas and superb contacts other arenas and doesn't hesitate to call on others to help when needed. She is well-traveled herself and enthusiastic about seeing the world. is not allowed to retire.

great person to work with


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2019

The major thing about working with Rebecca is that she knows the field so well than she can do the planning and implementation our your trip effortless. This trip involved a couple of choices for excursions and I just indicated my choices and she did the rest.

Gorgeous Christmas week in New Orleans

By: Sandy Roth

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

As usual, Rebecca was patient with our indecision about whether to go to one hotel where the club level was available or our preferred hotel where it was not. We finally decided on our preferred hotel, and voila! the club level was available when we checked in. It was a fabulous hotel and our stay was memorable. We shall go again for sure.

Awesome Antarctica

By: NCTraveler

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

Our family of four had a fantastic time on our Lindblad/NatGeo trip to Antarctica. Rebecca took care of all of our reservations and was a great liaison between us, Lindblad, hotels, tour operators when needed. We had many questions regarding various aspects of our trip and Rebecca was very responsive and addressed them all. We had some family emergencies leading up to our trip and Rebecca was in touch with us to alleviate any concerns that we had for the trip. A week or so before we departed for our trip, Rebecca contacted us to ensure that we have all required information and documents for our travel. Thanks, Rebecca, for another great trip!

OCEANIA 1/22-2/5


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2020



By: GB

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

Rebecca is very knowledgable and helpful. She is terrific at giving viable options and has the info to help you make a decision. We recently booked a ship expedition with her and wanted to add an extension. She provided much need information and advice and we were very pleased with the resulting trip

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