Victoria Seltzer  CTC

Villanova, PA United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Independent Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Air Travel
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1969
Languages
  • English

My Background

My love of travel bloomed when my Grandparents arranged a multi-generational trip Scandinavia & Russia. Each of us were encouraged to learn each country's' history, embrace their culture & enjoy the culinary delights.

That trip started my life and love of travel.

Early in my career I earned my Certified Travel Counselor "CTC" certification, and took advantage of every opportunity to learn and expand travel first hand. , There are constant changes and challenges in finding the best for each traveler. By taking advantage of what the computer can offer coupled with years of planning all aspects of travel, It seems easier than ever to plan a travel but much harder to discern fact from misinformation to find the better value.

I have discovered there needs to be fine balance of global understanding connected for international travel, including customized itineraries. cruising, tours or family travel.

As Travel Professional, you would considered me a generalist, This means my skills include airfare dexterity, destination awareness and a personal method to find the best solutions for each desired trip.

My strength is knowing my clients’preferences and working collaboratively. My long time travelers appreciate quick responsiveness and attention to detail.

In 2016, my new destinations included Eastern Europe and a first visit to Italy after 25 years. A food tour to Japan is on tap for May 2017.

There are always new places to discover, so, let's work together to design your next adventure.

Places I Have Traveled


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Best travel agent ever!

By: KatieSAMA


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2014

Vicki is careful, practical and available all the time. She knows it all and you will never go wrong with her!

highly recommended

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2014

have depended on vicki's professional services for many years.

Highly Recommended

By: afsplays


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2014

Thorough, professional and a pleasure to work with -- I highly recommend Vicki.

Exceptional access and service

By: BJG


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2014

Vicki has an extraordinary talent for finding exactly the accomodations and travel services on the dates that we need - and then there is usually more with a bonus of some kind or an upgrade from VIrtuoso properties. Her ability to access property availability is amazing and her knowledge of our particular interests makes it so easy for us to book a great vacation.

Vicki is the best! She has great suggestions, gets us wonderful flights and fares.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2014

Excellent.

By: Matty


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2014

Vicki has organized many trips for me and my wife.  She is fast, efficient, creative and follows up to make sure all is running well.  She gets rave reviews from me.

yes, highly recommended

By: Howard G.


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2014

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2014

Outstanding as per usual and normal for the past 20+ years

By: Dan and Winnie


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2014

Outstanding as per usual and normal for the past 20+ years.

HIghly recommended

By: ba2


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2014

All arrangements were excellent.

Highly recommended

By: Wheelie


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014

Vicki is simply the best.  Her attention to detail, her accuracy, her quick reponse to problems or changes, her general attitude of cheerful, tireless efficiency -- she is nonpareil.  I recommend her without reservation, and count myself lucky to have had her recommended to me.

Excellent!

By: WSC16


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

Vickie Seltzer is a fantastic agent. Always looks for the best possible deal without compromising quality of the experience. Available for any emergencies before or during the trip. Have recommended her to others without hesitation.

Highly recommended

By: Dan and Winnie


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Excellent, as it always has been for 20+ years.  Never have met anyone better, and they have been forced onto us by funding sources that occasionally refuse to let us go to Vicky.  Smile.

Trip to Italy

By: Kim


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2014

My recent trip to Cinque Terre was absolutely PERFECT!!! Vicky was so helpful throughout the entire process. My husband needed assistance at the airport(s) and each leg of our trip there was someone there to assist us and make our trip so much more enjoyable and easy. Our flights were "smooth sailing" as well and we truly enjoyed Italy. I have used Vicky before and will DEFINITELY use her again on any of our future trips. THANK YOU!

great hotel in Madrid!

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2014

My colleague and I loved the InterContinental Madrid Hotel with Club upgrade -- this made our short visit to Madrid very easy and special, as we had great service and extras including free wifi, a great breakfast buffet and afternoon/evening tapas / tea buffet. A great success!

Art of Living - Tauck tour

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2014

Service was first class from start to finish. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Superb and surprised

By: David81


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2014

The entire weekend was planned well. From the room at the Ritz to the credits for food and breakfast, we had a wonderful time. They even surprised us with rose petals, Malmsey, and our anniversary number in the shape of a heart when we returned late afternoon. The food was superb and the head of banquets (who was cooking at the buffet the net morning) was probably the nicest empoyee we've ever met at any hotel. Job well done!

Another great trip!

By: C


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

Vicki covered all the details-large and small, made a great recommendation in terms of the hotel and managed a complicated itinerary. Couldn't have been happier!

expert friendly service

By: Bugzy


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2015

As always with Vicki, the tickets were perfect, the extra-added telephone call with instructions for me, everything perfect and indeed made whatever I could control on this trip easy and pleasant. What I couldn't control was that the plane returned 3 times from the tarmac to the gate, leaving Phillie because "the left engine won't start." After 3 hours of these fits and starts, the plane finally began its taxi to take-off and (candidly) I had a moment of fear (will it work this fourth time???). But all in all, a lovely trip and thanks as always to Vicki. she keeps me safe and secure.

Never travel without Vicki at your side

By: Barbara22


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

Vicki got me the best possible time and price for my trip to Florida. Unfortunately, she couldn't control the weather. When snow, ice, and an accident at LaGuardia forced my first NY-bound plane to turn back to Ft Lauderdale airport, she helped me get reservations on my next three (then-cancelled) flights. Finally, as chaos descended on the airport and desperate travelers, she got me one of the last seats on a flight out the next morning. I still believe that I would have languished in Ft Lauderdale still longer, without her help. I am grateful to Vicki. And I note that this is not the first time she has been there for me in a difficult situation.

Wonderful help

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2015

I never travel without Vicki's guidance and planning. I have been saved from numerous difficult situations by her readiness to help and her availability when trouble arises. I have learned to follow her advice.

Knows the "ins" and "outs"

By: Kitten04


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2015

Victoria is super at finding the most wonderful hotels that are centrally located but not in the most crowded areas. She can fix any problems that might arise. I feel very secure knowing that she is just an email or phone call away. She is my "go to" person when planning trips near and far. She is the best.

The best!

By: BBS


Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Excellent advice, wonderful suggestions about all aspects of trip planning, and always available when questions came up.

Vicki finds me special arrangements!

By: World traveler


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2015

I usually make my own arrangements for simple air travel, but when I need something special or complicated - an upgrade on a flight to Europe where everything is expensive, a special connection - I know I can count on Vicki. She will check again and again to find me just the right thing at a reasonable price. Thanks, Vicki!

The best!

By: Bobby


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2015

Our trip was perfect in every way. Thanks especially for booking us into the Heathman in Kirkland, WA. We wouldn't leave home without you! The Abrashes

Punta Cana

By: Sonya


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2017

Very satisfactory. Vicki was completely available, responsible, experienced, super-friendly and connected to my wishes.

Budapest, Vienna and Prague

By: Andie


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017

Working with Vicky is always wonderful. She always responds promptly with terrific recommendations, airfares, and accommodation advise.

Gives Her All!

By: Kathy13


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

Our trip to Paris and Amsterdam ran very smoothly and was just what we asked for thanks to Vicki. She listened to what we were looking for from the trip and gave several great recommendations that saved us time and money. We are so grateful that she went the extra mile to get us hard-to-get tickets and a room upgrade. She is very professional, kind, and creative. We loved the organized package she sent with our itinerary and all of the trip information and tickets we needed. We only encountered one issue that did not detract from our trip, however, Vicki got everything straightened out and kept us informed the whole time. We highly recommend Vicki to help plan a vacation. She is a lovely and dedicated person.

friendly efficient

By: sj


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2015

all went smoothly thank you

Everything was great!!

By: Molly


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

Everything was great! The connections between Kennedy, Dubai and Mumbai and back were perfect. Thank you, thank you! (My mom thanks you too!)

Professional responsive travel planning made the difference

By: Aspen 24


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the travel planning provided by Vicki Seltzer. My daughter and I sent four days each in Berlin and Amsterdam last week. It was a great trip. Vicki advised us to not include a third city and in retrospect that was a wise decision. Berlin is a very big city to cover and we could have used another day there since we lost time traveling. The context tours and hotels recommended by Vicki were excellent. In particular, the Ambassade in Amsterdam is a real gem. Hecker's in Berlin is in a charming neighborhood and the staff was very helpful. Vicki stepped in to assist when our luggage went missing for the first day of the trip which was also very reassuring. I enjoyed working with Vicki and Arden and we appreciate the personal touch we received!

Terrific travel consultant!

By: JHF


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

Vicki Seltzer does a fabulous job arranging the logistics of trips. She has expert advice about flights and is knowledgable about the ins and outs of airline delays etc. Her reservation recommendations are impeccable and her ability to help me out in travel 'scrapes' is amazing. Business travel is often hard, but Vicki makes it as smooth as possible.

Terrific help

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

I always find that Vicki helps me find the best tickets and options, and that she is very patient as I work out my objectives with her. Additionally, the human touch is extraordinary. When things go wrong, she is quick to find ways to help me.

Amazingly detailed and excellent service

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2015

Victoria Seltzer is by far the best, most detailed-oriented, careful, full service travel agent I have ever used! She figures out the best rates on plane fare, finds the most convenient, safest, and pleasant hotels. She tracks the plane and your luggage to make sure it all works out to be the most convenient and easy trip possible. She makes excellent recommendations to improve the quality of your trip. Also she was able to handle complicated and tricky transfers. I could not recommend her more highly!!

expert friendly service

By: bugzy


Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2016

Vicki is the world's best agent, she anticipates every need, including BIG help with my needs as a handicapped person, and m generally needs as an old and increasingly nervous traveler. Without her, I would have given up traveling long ago. As usual the present trip was completely smooth, with wheelchairs waiting for me at every stop, etc. And the price was the best available too. At least one attendee at the conference I went to asked for Vicki's address (which I sent) when they heard how terrific she is.

Saved my travel

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2016

Once again, Vicki rescued me from the possibility of endless wandering in a trip potentially disrupted by weather. She was available for my desperate pleas for help while I was unable to access information that I needed to plan alternate travel arrangements

Excellent, as always.

By: BAMEDIA


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2016

There is no better travel agent.

Excellent service and advice.

By: AD212


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

I wouldn't travel without consulting with Vicki.

Excellent service

By: March 9


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

Knowledgeable, efficient, professional

Best Travel Advisor on the Planet

By: DaveR88


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2016

Victoria was referred to me by a family friend who I greatly respect. He told me she is the best around. Therefore, from the beginning the bar of expectations were set fairly high. But she hit the ball out of the park and helped my wife and me orchestrate the best Hawaiian honeymoon we could ask for. We went to 3 different islands and she made the process so easy of booking all of the flights and setting up the rental cars. And one of the greatest highlights of the trip included upgrading us to our amazing suite in the Four Seasons Maui where we were welcomed with chocolate fondue and free breakfast every morning. I would highly recommend booking any trip with Victoria.

Vicki is the best

By: Happy travelers


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2016

Kudos to Vicki for all her help arranging our trip. Arden, too deserves a big thank you. We very much appreciate the thorough job.

Expert in her field and always helpful

By: playingfields


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2016

It is a pleasure to recommend Victoria Seltzer. In the many years she has served as my travel agent, I have never experienced anything other than extremely helpful information and recommendations, expert service, and someone willing to go the the extra mile to ensure that my trips were well planned and everything went smoothly. Her vast knowledge is impressive, and she takes the time to listen to my needs. She handles each trip with care and can handle problems (like the time snow stranded me at Heathrow Airport). She is detailed oriented and so I always feel assured about my travel plans. She is a consummate professional, wonderful to work with, and an expert in the field.
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Well done again Vicki!

By: Andie82754


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

My sister and I flew from JFK to Paris and then made a connecting flight to Montpelier in the South of France. Going we went through Orly in Paris, and returning we went through Charles DeGaulle. Everything went smoothly. We also made arrangements for a rental car and that went smoothly too. Having used Vicki before, I always feel confident that our flights will be comfortable and she has made our requests her primary concern.

Smooth Sailing!

By: Sarah


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Victoria arranged our flights and everythng went just as planned! Thanks111

Bellissimo Viaggio

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2016

Last summer Vicki provided an extraordinary trip for our family. We arrived in Barcelona, traveled to Florence, Milan, and Lake Como. Every excursion, meal, and hotel was truly memorable. She has a gift for listening and providing ideas that have the opportunity of making the trip wonderful.

Great from start to finish.

By: Terry*


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2016

Could not have asked for better, perfection all the way, thanks Vicky.

great trip

By: Dick


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2016

Vicki did a great job-as usual

The best as always

By: Bez


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

She is the best and covers all unforeseen problems and has for 35 years

San Antonio

By: Howard


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Fine, as usual.

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By: x


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

wonderful as usual

Peru/Ecuador/Galapagos

By: Barb


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017

Wonderful! Easy, fun, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, responsive, attentive to detail. The trip was everything we hoped it would be - exciting, adventurous, comfortable, great balance between guided and independent travel. Thanks to Vicki for making great recommendations and arrangements!!

Paris Trip

By: Toby


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

As usual it was excellent. Having worked with Vicky for many years she is dialed in on our likes and ideas. She found us an excellent hotel, Relais Hotel du Vieux Paris, on the left bank in the Latin Quarter that I highly recommend to those who like boutique living arrangements. She worries the details, makes good suggestions and then makes them happen.

Big Bachelor Party

By: Matt


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Working with Victoria was great because she was always quick to respond. Having her on your team is great because the connections she has to various other members of the travel/vacation/hotel industry allows for any potential situations to be resolved quickly and behind the scenes, without the need for you yourself to call customer support.

Always there for you

By: Ellen


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Vicki is behind you all the way and gets the best price!

trip to England

By: Lila


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

As always, great to work with Vicki. But this time she had to rise to cover unanticipated emergencies, notably the cancellation of our flights. She went through long complex work to adjust to this (strike by BA) and is currently fixing a further problem, the breakdown of our airport limo. Hooray for Vicki, prompt, resourceful, and a friend of our whole family.

Couldn't ask for a more helpful travel agent

By: Claire


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

Vicki was fantastic in all ways: answered questions quickly and clearly, arranged everything that we asked her to with total efficiency, gave great advice, and was able to find ways to save us money. Who could ask for more? She seriously knows her stuff. We've worked with her many times and have never been disappointed.

Working with Victoria Seltzer , you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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