For many years I have enjoyed hosting my listeners on musical journeys. The person who has made these trips so amazing is Sandie Harman. Sandie’s experience and contacts provide the necessary tools to create fascinating itineraries, select the best hotels or cruise ships and arrange marvelous classical music entertainment along the way. In addition Sandie and her husband Mark serve as magnificent escorts taking care of every detail.Bill Anderson
The first time we traveled with Sandie on a Classical 96.3 tour, we knew it was an experience we wanted to repeat and we have done that. We have traveled on our own and on other cruises. The outstanding experience with Sandie is that her planning, attention to detail and problem solving is of the highest order. One detail we have really appreciated is that everything is covered up front in the original price other than maybe a lunch off the boat on free time.
We found the tours, culture and entertainment offerings exceptional. We appreciate the small homogeneous groups and have made some friendships beyond the trip. We are looking forward to our next experience.Happy Travellers, Darlene and Kent
The Danube trip last May was my first experience joining a group. I was apprehensive as I worried that I might feel trapped without any free time to experience the country on my own time. As it turned out I did not need to worry about that. The group guided tours provided sufficient background knowledge of the surroundings to provide me with confidence on touring the area on my own time.
In retrospect, I felt the trip was well worth the expense. Having all the entertainment pre-arranged, travel to and from venues and all the special inclusions like the short opera set at the Budapest Opera House made it a most memorable trip and convinced me I would love to do another trip.
Overall, I felt very safe knowing that I would probably not be left behind as long as I did my part on being on time. Pre-arranged restaurant venues and menu selections were very satisfying. All tours and concerts were amazing. Finally, there was really little need for extra funds except for our personal shopping.
Rating: 10 out of 10!
I look forward to the next trip!Jade
Toni and I have taken numerous trips with Sandie and Mark and always look forward to the next one. The itineraries are well thought out, allowing a balance between musical events, visiting local landmarks and free time. The local guides have all been knowledgeable and friendly. It is great to travel knowing all has been taken care of and that Sandie and Mark are available to answer any questions and address any concerns. Bon voyage!Cliff & Toni Carson
We have fond, fond memories of our Danube adventure organized by Sandie Harman of Vision Travel.
Highlights include the creative planning of the delightful musical treasures of the pre- cruise time in Budapest.
The careful planning to every detail throughout the trip promoted serenity and relaxation. We greatly admired the kindness of our hosts, Sandie and Mark Harman, in the care shown meeting individual needs.
The choice of Uniworld as the river cruise line was a slam dunk with 11/10 amenities, service, safety and ports of call. In particular, the Go Active components of three bike touring events topped the list.
It was evident that quality was consistent throughout.Denys and Jan Symons
We joined Vision Travel’s classical music and Danube river cruise after listening to Bill Anderson’s irresistible promotion and radio 96.3. The classical music concerts, tours of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague, the outstanding food contributed to making this the ultimate tour experience.
The service provided by Sandie and Mark Harman and the crew of Uni-World’s Maria Theresa exceeded all expectations. This was a truly first class event and we could not have found a better way celebrate our 50th anniversary.Sondra and Stan Passfield
I have had the opportunity to travel three times with Sandie Harman of Vision Travel and cannot speak highly enough of her hard work in arranging every aspect of these varied experiences.
My very first cruise on a comfortable ship to the Mediterranean. Then a wonderful Train Trip through parts of Canada and the Rocky Mountains. This year a River Boat Cruise along the Danube.
The hard work that must have gone into first researching and then making the bookings for all of the above would have taken hours.
Well yes, that is her job, but in my opinion she went well beyond her duties in ensuring each and everyone of her clients were satisfied and comfortable.
Sandie and Mark’s professionalism, compassion and all round efficiency was brilliant.
Birthdays were acknowledged and celebrated. And those a bit slower on walking tours were shown consideration in making things easier for them.
Several private concerts were arranged, one concert in particular in a former palace most excellent and unique.
We were charmed by a Native Indian Hoop Dancer, tour and concert in a famous composer’s residence and the chance to meet with some of the best musicians I have ever heard.
We enjoyed every luxury and comfort aboard the two ships and the train with its glass dome for lookouts was exciting.
Sandie Harman together with her husband Mark are to be commended and congratulated for the hard work, compassion, humour and imagination with which these tours/trips were put together.
If I am able to travel in the future I would chose Vision Travel’s Sandie Harman as my representative and thank her and Mark most sincerely for their past hard work. I like to think of them as friends now as well as my Agents and feel confident enough to leave every aspect of any future trip in their efficient hands. Sandie Harman is a special person and an excellent company representative.Pauline P. Ponedel
We are now looking forward to our third trip with Vision Travel as arranged and organized by Sandie Harman. The first trip we took was out west with stops in Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and culminating with two days on the Rocky Mountaineer through the Rockies out to Vancouver.
The second trip was a one week river cruise aboard the lavish Maria Theresa on the river Danube. This included three days in Budapest, stops in Vienna, Salzburg, Passau, Bratislava and Prague. In total both trips were about 12 days in duration. The organization, itineraries and attention to detail were second to none. Sandie did a wonderful job, of not just organizing the trip but constant attention to detail and any issues that arose or personal requests were attended to with care and promptness.
Overall we both felt the accommodations, food and opportunities to sample culture, music and history was second to none. The organization and itinerary really gave us a broad exposure to the cities we visited and allowed us to see as much as possible in so short a time (if anything it left us wanting for more and to return to such wonderful locals).
We felt we were looked after with such care and attention. We were treated to special concerts that were arranged for our group and this was a lovely touch that one could not replicate on one’s own. That is why we are booking, once again with Vision Travel and Sandie and her husband Mark and so much looking forward to the river cruise in Europe and visiting Milan in the spring. We are sure there will be many more wonderful experiences waiting for us.
Thanks again, Sandie.Kim and Miguel de Sousa