Vivian Rubenstein 

Glencoe, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Safari
  • Ocean Cruising

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  • English

My Background

My career in travel began after my youngest child left for college in 1979 I thought about what I enjoyed and would fulfill a creative challenge Travel Consultant became my new career.

Working with people to help them plan a memorable experience in celebration of a special occasion or just for a getaway has given me great satisfaction.I have been fortunate to travel to many destinations both personally and via clients sharing of their experiences.

I have chosen a marvelous career.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Rhb

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Have been working with Vivian over 15 years. She is knowledgeable, patient, and really understands each traveler's needs. Moreover, her connections help to obtain the "on available" Virtuoso perks.

Highly recommend

By: Herb

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Received exemplary assistance toward arranging the cruise and receiving background information regarding the ports visited and excursions taken.

Highly recommended!!

By: doc72

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2013

Have relied on Vivian to help me with vacations/trips for 15 years. She has wide ranging knowledge of destinations around the world - quite often based on her own first hand experiences. Moreover, she uses the Virtuoso resources ( and her many personal connections) to the utmost in securing best properties, land arrangements, etc. We have enjoyed wonderful experiences at top destinations but always feel that we are getting good value for our travel dollar.

Great Service from a Travel Agent

By: Edgar

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2013

Vivian arranged my reservations for a trip to Verona and Emiglia-Romagna with dispatch and at a great price. Could not have asked for better service. I will continue to recommend her to all my friends.

lost cities of the world

By: nalpak

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2013

The trip was not consistent with the advertisement. The airplane was not luxurious and we had to go through security like any other commercial flight. In addition, the trip was much too much ambitiou-----14 hotels in 21 days is excessive.

Excellent service

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2014

The trip was planned exactly to our specifications. Everything went smoothly. Vivian has been our travel agent for many years, and she has always done an excellent job.


By: gildeee

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2014

I have used Vivian for booking cruises many times and she has done a wonderful job for me . She is very knowledge and efficient. .


By: joe

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2014

She was professional and did a great job………Everything was done timely and accurately

Highly Recommended

By: Dr. AJG

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our trip to Antarctica on Silver Seas Explorer. Service and amenities outstanding. Antarctica as a destination was an adventure and the experiences,caliber of crew, expedition leaders, zodiacs, icebergs, penquins, etc memorable. Vivian's suggestion of routing through Dallas instead of Miami to Buenos Aires made the travel experience easier. Our time in Buenos Aires despite rain was great because of the new hotel our friends were booked into per her suggestion.

Highly recommended

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2014

Vivian is knowledgeable, well traveled, well connected around the globe, a great listener and superb trip planner.  She is #1. We would highly recommend her.


By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 27 May 2014

Great Trip

By: jayjay

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

Everything worked out beautifully.  Our connections were perfect. We appreciate all the work that goes into making plans. We have used Vivian for a long time and will continue to do so.

Highly recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2014

Whether a quick weekend in NY or a weeks long journey to Africa or Asia, I can always count on Vivian to provide knowledgeable options and recommendations. She is a great resource!

Wonderful setting, expert, friendly staff.

By: judee

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

The hotel reflects the beautiful area where it is located, and is a lively, lovely place. The breakfast buffet was excellent. Staff were eager to help and the valet parking men offered to program our GPS for the drive back to Atlanta in our rental car.


By: Kelly

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

Our trip was fabulous---from the flights to the Carmel Limousine Service, to the unforgettable stay at the Ritz with the privileges of the Concierge Floor. ( My Granddaughter did not want to eat anywhere else--totally hooked.) The only disappointing feature were the theatre tickets. For Beautiful we were in the front row on the far end in the corner. For Matilda we were in the 4th row which was more preferable but again in the far corner. Thank you Vivian. You have never let us down, and I would never go anywhere else. As I said I think you are THE BEST.

Last minute hotel booking

By: DOC72

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Vivian is always available for travel needs big and small. Arranged very good value hotel rate with Virtuso amenities

An Expectations Exceeding Trip

By: Frequent Traveller

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2015

The trip to Venice and Vienna was a succession of joyous moments and novel experiences, and everything went off smoothly thanks to Vivian Rubenstein's careful planning. The guide in Venice was more knowledgeable, and had a deeper knowledge than any guide I had previously encountered. My guest enjoyed every moment of the trip, and so did I.

No trip to big or sma;;

By: doc72

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

Always rely on Vivian to give us options, whether for big trip overseas or several day hotel stay in New York. She uses Virtuoso and personal connections to obtain the best value for her clients.

Everything perfect

By: Babe

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2016

Everything went exactly as planned, and all details thought of and taken care of. As always, it couldn't have been better.

Exceptional Advisor

By: Curly

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

Recommendations and service was exceptional.

Fabulous Hotel

By: Holiday Fun Seeker

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2016

The Georgia Hotel was terrific in all regards. The service, room and amenities are outstanding. Don't let the outside fool you. The inside is magnificent. Cannot wait to return

A perfectly planned trip. We all loved it!

By: Richie

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2016

It was a wonderful trip, thanks to the well planned itinerary by Vivian. Our guide was very informative and pleasant to be with for the many hours driving from one canyon to the next. We loved this trip and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see our beautiful country.

New Zealand

By: Peaches

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

Vivian is always available, knowledgeable and accommodating!

Excellent Trip

By: Denise

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

Planning this trip was flawless. Vivian had it covered from beginning to end. Working with her could not be easier, more reliable or better. Enjoyed al. Aspects of this trip.

Always the best

By: babe

Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

As always, everything was perfect--hotel, travel arrangements, suggestions for what to do and where to eat.
Not Recommended

A great trip.

By: Africa Trip

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2017

We gave Vivian 1 month to put our trip together , but nothing was done. We then dealt with Larry Rednour who planned our trip quite quickly and to our complete satisfaction.

seabourn cruise

By: seabourn cruise

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

great. Vivian does a great job.


By: Doc72

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

As always, Vivian helped us plan a great trip. She is always up to date on hotels and has great resources for booking guides, transfers, etc.

Working with Vivian

By: Jlf

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

She was very easy to work with, and very helpful.


By: herself

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Excellent as always. As far as we are concerned, she is the best.

Los Angeles and Hawaii

By: Doc72

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2018

We always count on Vivian to have excellent contacts at the best hotels. When a great package of upgrades and free nights became available, she changed our hotel booking.

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