(22 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Andrea Francoso

New York, NY

Exquisite Escapes: Luxury Travel Expert

Picture yourself soaring above the lush rainforests of Borneo, snorkeling alongside gentle sea turtles in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, hiking to the top of an ancient volcano in the Galapagos, or encountering majestic elephants in the heart of the African savannah. Together, let's embark on a thrilling expedition where you can push boundaries, ignite your senses, and create a travel story worth sharing. As an avid explorer and an aficionado of the finer things in life, I have dedicated my career to bringing together the best of both worlds. With an extensive background in the travel industry and a profound understanding of the destinations I specialize in, I have developed an exceptional network of connections, ensuring that my clients receive exclusive access to the most luxurious accommodations, private guides, and hidden gems that each destination has to offer.

My Travel Specialties

Thailand Expert

The first time I went to Thailand, I fell in love with the country!

For me, Thailand is the full package that offers something for everyone.

From private Guides, to custom Itineraries and unique experiences, hand-picked lodges, enjoy the best of Thailand customized just for you!  With...
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Elephant Nature Park

Galapagos is a Gem you don't want to miss!

With over a 3 decade of experience in the travel industry, I am a passionate and knowledgeable expert in Galapagos travel, and want to help you experience all it has to offer.

The Galapogos islands are a living laboratory of evolution, where you can see firsthand how species have adapted to...
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Galapagos Tortoise

Your Luxury Travel Guide to Japan

Hey there, it's me, Andrea Andrade. I want to share with you why I'm so head over heels about Japan and why you should consider me for your luxury travel adventure in this amazing country.

You see, I've been in the travel industry for over 30 years, and during that time, I've fallen in love...
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Sushi with a view

Handcrafted Vietnam

On my first visit to Vietnam, I explored the vibrant streets of Hanoi. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to share the beauty and culture of this country with the world.

With over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, I have become a trusted expert in crafting all things Vietnam,...
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My view from the ship in Halong Bay!

South Africa's Elite Escapes

With a passion for luxury travel and an unwavering commitment to curating exceptional experiences, your premier luxury travel specialist for South Africa. Armed with a deep understanding of the country's rich landscapes, vibrant culture, and captivating wildlife, I have spent years meticulously crafting...
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My last day on safari!

Croatia Expert

As an avid traveler, I have always been fascinated by Croatia's stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and welcoming people. With great excitement, I want to share the beauty and charm of this Balkan gem.

Stepping off the plane, you'll immediately be struck by the pleasant warmth of the...
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In the streets of Split

Iceland Expert

Hello, I'm Andrea Andrade, your trusted Iceland expert. With a deep passion for this land of fire and ice, I'm here to help you unlock the secrets of one of the world's most captivating destinations.

As an Iceland enthusiast, I've dedicated years to exploring every corner of this enchanting...
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The Golden Circle is magical!

Puerto Vallarta Travel Specialist

Hello there! I'm thrilled to introduce myself as a Puerto Vallarta travel specialist. My name is Maria, and I have a deep passion for all things related to this stunning coastal paradise. With extensive knowledge and years of experience, I'm here to make your Puerto Vallarta vacation a truly unforgettable...
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Fat Joe's on the beach Bucerias.

Cabo Luxury Travel Specialist

Hi there! I'm Andrea, your Cabo travel specialist. With a passion for exploration and a deep love for all things Cabo, I'm here to make your dream vacation a reality.

As a born adventurer, I've always been drawn to the beauty and excitement of Cabo San Lucas. From the breathtaking landscapes...
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Dreams Los Cabos Pool

Unveiling the Splendors of Turkey

Hi there! I'm thrilled to introduce myself, Andrea Andrade, a luxury travel specialist for Turkey. I'm passionate about curating unforgettable experiences for discerning travelers in this captivating destination.

With over 34 years of experience in the luxury travel industry, I have developed...
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Sutlan Ahmet Park

Exquisite Escapes: Luxury Travel Expert

Welcome to the world of bespoke travel experiences! I am Andrea Andrade, a passionate and knowledgeable luxury travel specialist with a deep expertise in crafting unforgettable journeys to some of the most captivating destinations on the planet. With a focus on Southeast Asia, Greece, Croatia, Galapagos,...
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Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnam

Experience Argentina Uniquely

Greetings, I'm Andrea Andrade, your guide to an extraordinary adventure through Argentina, with 35 years of passion in luxury travel. Explore the diverse wonders of Argentina – from the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier to the sun-drenched vineyards of Mendoza, the thundering Iguazu Falls to the...
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Perito Moreno Glacier

Dream Destination Weddings for Over 30 Years

Hello, I'm Andrea Andrade, and I've had the privilege of making dreams come true for couples like you for over three decades. The thrill of orchestrating perfect destination weddings never gets old, and I'm here to tell you why you should choose me for your unforgettable day in a location that's close...
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Specialist in Tahiti Tailor-Made Journeys

Hello, I'm Andrea, your dedicated travel specialist with an unwavering passion for the enchanting paradise of Tahiti. As an expert in Tahitian travel, I am here to curate a bespoke journey that will transport you to a world of pristine beauty, turquoise waters, and captivating cultural experiences.

Tahiti,...
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Otemanu is breathtaking!

Customer Testimonials

Our Iceland Trip!

I’m realizing that we never thanked your or sent you an update about the trip to Iceland you booked for us! IT WAS AMAZING!! ?????? We loved trekking across Iceland! We made it all the way around the snaefellsnes peninsula and the amazing sites there (found a GREAT restaurant called the “House of Food” up there!), down through landmannalaugar (we loved the hike in the middle of nowhere and the f-roads!), through Vik (and the volcano worries!), and to the glacier lagoon (breath taking!)!! We saw so many waterfalls, insane landscapes, glaciers, and mountains it was all so amazing! Truly a once in a lifetime trip! We are so very appreciative of you all setting it all up for us!! We are also very appreciative of the flowers you left us in our Reykjavik hotel and they travelled from hotel to hotel with us as well! 1200 miles of fun!! Thank you again for everything you put together for us!
Lee and Kelly T, Calif

Sri Lanka Wonderful

Andrea, We had the most amazing time in Sri Lanka. The hotels were amazing….the tour guide was over the top and the activities were fantastic…..it is a very unique and special place….you nailed it for us, and it was exactly what we wanted to do. Thanks so much and I can’t wait to book my next vacation with you.
P Kaufman, Miami Florida

Smooth and Relaxing Amalfi

It was a great trip! Very relaxing! Well, the area we all know is beautiful. The hotels in Positano and Capri were great. They were not stuck right where the action was, but they had shuttles available. For us, this was a good thing because the towns were very crowded and after roaming around we got back to a beautiful tranquil oasis. But I suppose other people might prefer the noise… Everything went smoothly. All the drivers came on time. No issues. We were happy to go to Pompei. It was super interesting and it was good to have something cultural besides beautiful scenery and beaches.
Mariana F, Key Biscayne, FL

Vietnam has been wonderful!

I want to let you know how our travel in Vietnam has been going. Our time in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An has been wonderful: remarkable accommodations, very professional and friendly tour guides, sites and monuments we will never forget. And the food! Last but not least, to have somebody picking us up at the Ho Chi Minh City airport was very helpful. And we even successfully “navigate” a flood in Hue. Now we joined our friends for the rest of our tour, currently navigating the Mekong River to Phnom Penh, but I wanted to let you know that we are happy and you did a very good job. Again thanks. I’ll call you in person when I am back.
Maria P, Westhampton, NY

Poland was great!

I’m back from Europe and just wanted to let you know that Poland was fabulous, including the hotels, and especially the food tour (Michal, the guide who took us on this food journey was absolutely fabulous!) and Chopin recital (the pianist was amazing!) in Warsaw. Every guide and driver was on time, super knowledgeable, and courteous. Sometimes the information is a bit overwhelming, of course, with all the names and dates the tour guides rattle off but I’m always impressed by the amount of knowledge they have. THANK YOU for another fabulous trip! I can’t wait to book the next one!
Georg Krammer, Berkeley, CA

France in October was amazing!

Hi Andrea, Just had to write and tell you what a fabulous trip to France you organized for our 50th wedding anniversary. Every detail was flawlessly planned as usual. I do want to let you know that all of our accommodations were wonderful and full of surprises. Your recommendation of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris was exceptional. We had to add an additional night as we didn’t want to leave. I’d really like to acknowledge the two tour guides we had in Nice and Cannes, Frank and Simon. They were so knowledgeable and such delightful companions. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. I hope you will pass that on to their superiors. Once again Andrea, thank you for making our travels so effortless and creating such great memories. We are your biggest fans. Until next time, David and Judy Perry
Judy Perry, Lafayette CA

My Reviews

7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Makes each trip worry free
We have booked several cruises with Andrea as well as some complex flight itineraries... Andrea is always up to date on the nuances and the details to make each trip a success.
By  The journey is the Adventure  from  Prescott, Arizona
Traveled to  Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Great Adventure
Andrea is a true professional. She knows the industry and always ahas great insight on destinations. She works a lot of options in on our vacation planning_
By  Ralph  from  Prescott, AZ
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Family Vacation
Andrea was very helpful and knowledgeable.
By  MARGIN5  from  CHINO, CA
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
NYC trip Dec 2022
Always available, always has a resolution when in a bind. And enjoyed a trip she made for me last year. Air, hotel, car - all went smoothly
By  Rodney  from  Laguna Niguel CA
Traveled to  New York (Kennedy) ~ New York ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Testing this out
Amazing
By  Drea  from  Queen Creek, AZ
Traveled to  Croatia ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • Turkey
  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Bali
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Tahiti
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Bora Bora
  • Greece
  • Moorea Island
  • Costa Rica
  • Raiatea
  • Tahaa

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Arts & Culture
  • Couples & Romance
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Family Vacations
  • Independent Travel
  • Luxury
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Vacations
  • Bespoke Travel
  • Destination Weddings
  • Safari
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Food & Wine
  • Private Travel
  • Expedition Cruises
  • Nature
  • Premier Concierge Services
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Photography

Top Travel Partners:

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Classic Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Kensington Tours
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Hurtigruten
  • Journese
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Ponant
  • Seabourn
  • SITA World Tours
  • Luxury Gold
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Tauck
  • Micato Safaris
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Globus
  • National Geographic Expeditions

Certifications/Awards:

  • Celebrity Cruise Lines Graduate
  • Viking Certified Expert

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