Angela Walker 

Louisville, KY United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Rail
  • Adventure
  • River Cruising
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1998
Languages
  • English

About Me

My Background

I began working in the travel industry during college -- an internship to fulfill a requirement in my field, communications.

But as soon as I took my first international trip, I was "hooked." Now, not only do I love traveling myself, I love preparing itineraries and experiences for my clients and hearing all the details on their return. I live vicariously through all of their travels.

I specialize in luxury rail journeys, such as the Orient-Express, Trans-Siberian and Rovos Rail in South Africa. I have been fortunate to travel on 15 of the World's Top 25 Trains, from India to Spain, Turkmenistan and Canada. All are unique and fabulous.

And although I know a lot about the trains of the world, there is no limit on what I can organize!

Favorite places to travel (so far): Tahiti, Switzerland, Spain, India and Canada are among the top choices. But I’ve never been anywhere I wouldn’t return.

Next on my travel “wish list”: Antarctica, Africa, and Australia

Places I Have Traveled


Alliance Programs 

  • VAST - Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel

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By: Larry G


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

I was extremely pleased with the services provided by Angela Walker. Before the trip, Angela was attentive to all details which made trip planning for us easy and without stress. During the end of our trip, when Typhoon Usagi approached Hong Kong, Angela contacted me by email to suggested we delay our return flights to the U.S. in order to avoid potential flight delays or cancellations out of Hong Kong. We took her advice and the changes we made worked out fine. Thank you Angela

Careful Attention to Details

By: Don J


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

As has always been the case, pre-trip details were efficiently handled in timely fashion. We followed suggestions in planning and getting ready for what was a marvelous adventure.

Great Job

By: Retired in Florida


Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013

Angela has planned a number of trips for us. She does a great job and handles every detail perfectly

Highly Recommended

By: Andersonb109


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Angela was a great help on with logistics on a recent Viking cruise. She helped smooth over complicated visa issues for my friend and kept us updated daily on river conditions that threatened our trip. Great attention to detail and follow up.

Great Trip

By: Retired


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Angela and her staff did a great job arranging our hotel stays in Palm Springs and San Diego through the Virtuoso program.   The hotels and the rooms were great as well as the virtuoso amenities.   As in all of our past trips, everything was taken care of and there were no problems.   Angela and her associates are always great to work with and take professionalism to new levels rarely seen today

Great Job

By: Happy Traveler


Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

My wife and I schedule several trips a year through Angela.   Angela and her associates are always extremely courteous, prompt and leave no detail undone.   There are even follow ups when the travel date nears to ask if we have any further needs and to remind us of any cancellation penalties.I would recommend Angela without hesitation
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Mrs walker is highly recommended for her professional servic

By: Cathy from Sydney Australia


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

we booked the luxury El Cantabrigo Gran Lugo train trip in Northern Spain about 10 months ahead of trip. Mrs walker gave us prompt professional service and followed through with updates prior to the trip.

Recommend

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

We used Society of Int. Railway Travelers for our latest trip and they were responsive and efficient.  

Excellent service for an incredible journey¡¡¡¡

By: Sergio


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2014

Everything worked as planned during the trip, resulting in an unforgettable experience. The trip itself is incredible, visiting Florence, Venice and riding on the Orient Espress is an extraordinary event. Service and food in the Hotels Villa San Michelle, Cipriani and in the Orient Expres are superb. Angela, thank you very much for all of your help on planning this vacation. Your dedication and attention to details is a key to success for us passangers. Of course we'll let you know when we have another plan like this, to get your expert advise and service.
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Great Room

By: Florida Traveler


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014

Angela made reservations for us at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. Our room overlooked the ocean on the top floor of the hotel. It was one of the best rooms in the hotel. The hotel staff was amazing and we were offered free use of the house car to ferry us to dinner during our stay. Food and bar service were top notch. We only wish we had stayed longer. Perfect arrangements
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An Orient Express Pleasure

By: Tas Tiger & Griffin


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2014

An excellent trip - Paris to Venice, even though it was delayed 2 hours at the beginning. OX put plan B into place quickly and efficiently and invited us into a very nice platform restaurant where good food and beverages were provided at no cost. Beverages were well over priced and almost prohibitive bearing in mind the cost of the journey.

Nothing wanting

By: FTLReviewer


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2014

Angela Walker walked me through the process of booking and riding on the Eastern & Oriental Express. She made the process easy to understand and responded quickly to all questions. I recommend her for consulting on luxury train travel.

Fabulous trip

By: Shelley


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2014

The entire trip was wonderful from start to finish. The train is beautiful and the service impeccable. The highlight for me was the lion walk at Victoria Falls, followed by the stay on Madikwe Game Reserve at the Tau Lodge, but that's a close call considering how wonderful the train itself was. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Helpful and pleasant

By: Bob and Virginia


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2014

Our trip on the Royal Scotsman Oct 1-3 was memorable--wonderful service, food, facilities. Can't beat the Scottish Highlands in beautiful autumn weather. Interesting excursions and pleasant company on board. Thanks, IRT, for offering this trip Angela Walker was helpful in planning the trip. However, I suggest that final documents be sent earlier. Ours arrived via FEDEX just in time, as we departed our home here September 15 and were touring in Europe before the Scottish segment; the train departure was October 1. Just for future reference. Thank you.
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Great Trip on Al Andalus

By: TD14


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2014

Fantastic trip on the rent say Spanish rail tourist train Al Andalus. This train provides a wonderful opportunity to both see the southern Spanish countryside and history as well as sampling amazing Spanish cuisine and wines. The staff on the out Andalus was excellent, seeing to our every need efficiently and expeditiously. Thanks to Angela and the staff at the Society of International Railroad Travelers for ensuring everything would go smoothly. Angela was fantastic at answering questions ahead of the trip expeditiously and ensuring we had all the needed documentation in a timely manner prior to our departure.

Perfectly Planned

By: Happy Traveler


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2015

My wife and I planned a four country independent Asian excursion with Angela. Everything went exactly according to plan. The rooms at the Virtuoso hotels were excellent and offered the best views. Our guides in all locations were top notch. We were never rushed and they were all very experienced and knowledgeable. The sites we visited were all excellent. We were very pleased with the execution and had a great time.

Great Hotel

By: Redwingsfan


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2015

Hotel was excellent. Staff very friendly. Welcomed us by name when we checked in. Food good. Great location within steps of historic sights. Nothing negative about it.

Sensory experiences extraordinaire

By: Tree


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2016

The unexpected beauty of rose petal showers or tuberose garlands followed me from palace to hotel to palace while on tour on the Deccan Odyssey. The unexpected graciousness from each and every person working on the train to make certain our visit to india was memorable turned out to be a successful endeavor. And the unexpected elegance of the pre and post hotels selected by Ms. Walker and Ms. Hardy have changed my view on future spending for hotels. I will go wherever they select for me. I was thoroughly impressed throughout the journey.

Efficient. Luxurious service

By: Jan42


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

Very good in all aspects. Friendly and efficient staff. Friendly. pleasant and enjoyable company. Well planned sightseeing. Very good guides.

Decadent

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 11 May 2015

This was the most wonderful trip I have ever experienced. The staff were delightful, thoughtful, caring and smiling throughout. Never have I had such a splendid trip; it is expensive; I won't be doing it every day of the week however I loved every second, furthermore I enjoyed the company of the guests on board. The two nights off the train were magnificent, both lodges were excellent though the one in the desert was exceptional and their outside catering in the desert was outstanding. The only criticism I have is that the guiding from the Etosha lodge was worse than poor and I don't suppose I am alone in that comment. Let that very minor comment (which had nothing to do with the train) not detract from the overall magnificent journey that my wife and I enjoyed I had to book over a year in advance and I was kept up to date by Vituoso, in particular Angela Walker, hence never felt forgotten. i even got my jacket the right size!!!! Thank you. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
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Tauck Puglia

By: Florida Traveler


Reviewed on: 08 May 2015

We recently returned from a Tauck Tour of Puglia Italy. This tour to a relatively unvisited part of Italy surpassed our expectations. Everything including the air arrangements was perfect. The tour included many very interesting sites. The food was fabulous and made from local ingredients served in unique settings. The hotels were local, luxurious and very unique. Some of best we have stayed in. The tour group was excellent as was the tour director

Helpful and knowledgeaable staff

By: Judi


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Angela had taken the same trip and was able to provide us with helpful information. She also responded promptly to all our inquiries, and so we felt very comfortable with her.

Thorough Attention to Detail

By: Rail Traveler


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

It was a challenge to meet all the objectives of our tour since the trains which were the prime objective only operated weekly. IRT looked at all the alternatives and put together an enjoyable itinerary which worked very smoothly and helped us ride both the Ghan and the Indian Pacific trains.

Excellent

By: gatey


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2015

This entire trip was wonderful - Angela helped me with so much more than booking the Santiago Parador - from sharing her own experience of the trip to frequent updates and actually booking the trip. She was a great help and always available for questions - I could not be more happy with Angela's expertise.
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OUTSTANDING ON ALL COUNTS

By: JACK


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2015

WOULD REFER YOU TO THE REPORT SENT DIRECTLY TO ANGELA WALKER IN WHICH I GAVE THE TRIP KUDOS AND ANGELA WALKER HIGH PRAISE

Great service, great meals!

By: Vona5636


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2015

We enjoyed this trip from the moment we booked - wonderful service from Angela. The scenery was great - favorite was Picos de Europa. Would think twice about another time on narrow gage, however. The beds are small, difficult to sleep in and nature calls at night were difficult!

The best of the best

By: Maggie39


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2015

I have been fortunate to travel quite a lot during my lifetime. In all respects Angela Walker was the very best travel agent we have ever used. She helped us not only plan our trip, but help guide us through the complicated issues of getting visas for the various countries in Central Asia and Russia. She was even able to get us a refund when we had been overcharged!! Angela was always able to cut through the red tape and get any problem solved. Her good humor and helpful attitude made all of our planning more pleasant. She also had a bottle of champagne delivered to our train compartment before we left Armenia. I would give Angela ten stars as a Virtuoso travel consultant.
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Excellent, personal and warm service

By: Sergio


Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2016

Once again your service exceeded our expectations. This time for our extended family. Everything went as it was planned and our family enjoyed every step of the way. Coordinations at every point worked very well. We are very appreciative of the quality of the service and the personal dedication you put behind this wonderful vacations for us. Thank you very, very much.
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Expert Friendly Service

By: More 007


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

My husband Andre and I had the most incredible trip ever. Our experience on the Orient Express was so special and David our stewart was so competent. We loved the food and the people we met on board. Cenk met us at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet .Hotel Istanbul and showed us the city he loves. We were in awe of all he showed us and told us. I certainly have a greater understanding of Turkey and her people now thanks to him. We are so pleased we went! This hotel has to be my very favorite anywhere. The people were so kind, helpful and caring and it was well appointed and just so comfortable. The food generally in Turkey we loved. The cruise was great and what a view of the city and both sides of the Bosphoros. Sea Song Tours were great. Punctual, courteous, and comfortable. I have reported on the excellent drivers, interpretors and our guide in Cappadoccia, already but suffice it to say the level of knowledge and competency of these individuals is extremely high.

So luxurious and restful!

By: Byron Bay Jewels


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2017

We took the Singapore to Bangkok New Year's Eve train and what a wonderful time we had. The stateroom was well equipped, the room attendant expert and unobtrusive and the food was generally very good. The colonial buildings tour in Georgetown was interesting, although a tad long as it was very humid. But the stand-out was the New Year celebrations just south of the Thai royal resort town of Hua Hin. We were met by a bemo and beaming driver and after around 10 minutes ended up at the beach. There was a band, fireworks and lanterns; it was just perfect. The train itself rattles along on a narrow track and there was occasionally plenty of noise, as we had the stateroom adjacent to the coupling. The furnishings were a bit tired and rough on the posterior. However, the bedding was comfortable and the train is superbly outfitted. The icing on this trip was the high-caliber staff from the train manager down to the waiter. All up it was a worthwhile indulgence.

An Efficient Travel Advisor

By: Rami


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

Dealing with her, as always, was a pleasure pleasure! She knows the travel business well and is most helpful.

Thanks to Angela...

By: Hava


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2017

I have only warm words to write - Angela was very efficient, quick to answer our questions and to solve any problem aroused.

Highly professional

By: Dolores


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Angela is an excellent travel coordinator; she's always helpful, quick in responding to any queries and knowledgable

Tour of Ireland

By: JSB


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

excellent in every respect

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