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Bob B

We had a wonderful time in both Paris and the Riviera. All 3 hotels – Raphael in Paris, Trianon Palace in Versailles and Belles Rives on the Riviera – were excellent choices. I can’t imagine having a better time than we did. The whole trip was perfectly planned from start to finish and I can’t

August 30, 2017

Barry B, Atlanta, Georgia

Bob  and his team at GlobeBleu did a fantastic job with our 3 week trip to France – Paris, Provence and the Riviera.  The hotels, restaurants, guides and group activities that Bob suggested fit perfectly with our group.  We had two families (9 people) on our trip so handling the logistics and keeping everyone happy

August 30, 2017

Stephen B, Montreal, Canada

Our multi-generational family of 5 adults thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Paris. Thank you so much for arranging a great trip for us. The guides were great! We enjoyed spending almost 4 full days with Norma. She is friendly, outgoing, respectful, warm, has a sense of humour, and shows no arrogance at all. She proved

August 28, 2017

Louise M, Boston, MA

Bob and his team were fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed all the Guides that joined us either walking in the city or meeting up with us at the different museums. Their knowledge was priceless and their friendliness made our trip even more memorable. The car service was impeccable and allowed us to see even more of

July 17, 2019

Anne and John U, New York

Bob Preston and his team at Globe Bleu arranged a fabulous trip for my family this past June, 2013. My driver/guide to the Loire Valley was fabulous. I really enjoyed her and she did a great job explaining the two chateaux, their differences, and not rushing me from place to place. I was especially pleased

July 19, 2017

Joanne W, New Orleans, LA

Bob organized an absolutely spectacular 10-day group trip to the Galapagos and other spectacular destinations in Ecuador, including Guayaquil and Quito. There were 23 of us on the trip. Everything was just top notch – stayed in the best accommodations available at each locale; we had wonderful tours with local guides; all organized events and

May 17, 2019

Nancy D

Hi Norma, Our clients loved the tours!! They were very impressed with the guides, they loved the locations that they were brought to…and they raved about the wines. Very impressed with the quality of the wines they were able to test – I don’t think they really understood until someone on their barge mentioned something

September 26, 2015

Francis R, Arlington, Virginia

Bob did a great job arranging for a 5 day trip to Paris and Versailles in August. I worked directly with him (he was recommended by Wendy Perrin) and he was easy to work with, flexible and had many good suggestions. He obtained a marvelous suite upgrade at Le Bristol and difficult to obtain restaurant

August 17, 2019

Marsha D

Wanted to share with you that I just had a nice chat with Paul and they really enjoyed the trip. They complimented all the guides who can make or break the trip so I was very happy to hear that they were impressed. Every day was good – they particularly had fun doing the market

May 17, 2019

Bobby B

We had a wonderful time in both Paris and the Riviera. All 3 hotels – Raphael in Paris, Trianon Palace in Versailles and Belles Rives on the Riviera – were excellent choices. I can’t imagine having a better time than we did. The whole trip was perfectly planned from start to finish and I can’t

September 24, 2015

Jerry K. Montreal, Canada

PARIS – LOIRE – MONACO FAMILY TRIP I ran into our clients at a party – they had a very nice time on the trip.  Highlight was the hot air balloon.  The guides and your team’s services were fantastic. Thanks for all of your efforts! Best regards,  

August 17, 2017

Rudi S. Dallas, Texas

We had the most fabulous time on our trip. Each part was just wonderful. Our hotels were all great and our guides were all so fun and informative. Each day was just perfect. We especially liked the hotel in Burgundy. So beautiful and the owners were so nice! Thank you again for all of your

May 17, 2019

Angela M, Dearborn, MI

Hello Bob, I did want to let you know I heard from our clients. She said they had an amazing time! The kids enjoyed every bit of it. She thanked me and you very much for helping her arrange the tour and that she loved all four properties. Thanks for all your help! Angela Malek, Travel

July 7, 2014

Laura M, Dallas

Norma, Have a look at the client’s feedback! Now that I’m slowly getting back to life in Dallas I wanted to stop and say THANKS for a great trip to France!! We had such a wonderful time. The hotels were awesome and the places we visited were fantastic! The last hotel was beautiful and in

July 7, 2014

Heinke M, Roanoke, VA

Dear Norma, The client LOVED the touring – especially the guides! I’ve been meaning to write you about our trip; we sort of hit the ground running when we returned and haven’t stopped since!  Our flight from Dulles was delayed because of heavy rain, but that was the only significant problem we had.  All of

July 7, 2014

Christine C, Louisville, Kentucky

Hi there Jacqueline, Just wanted to let you know that our clients RAVED about Globe Bleu, and were especially complimentary about their Paris driver Eric.  Thank you so much for taking such good care of them and making us look good!! Warm regards, Christine C from Platinum Travel (Virtuoso) in Louisville, Kentucky

May 20, 2014

Rose La, Montréal

Hello Joseph, Today is my day!!!  Many thanks  for everything you did for this group of 40 – because of your excellent service, now I am very very relieved and happy!  I just received an email from the head coach and look at the great comments. “Rose, great job on the trip. The second week

April 14, 2014

Ralph I

I loved the great expertise and service Globe Bleu gave to us, and our client, THANK YOU!!

March 6, 2014

Richard M, Monterey, CA

This review was posted by the traveler to Wendy Perrin’s Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist page for Robert Preston Recently my wife and I spent three weeks in France celebrating our 50th anniversary.  Wanting to make this a very special occasion I researched the web extensively, and using your CNT article of 12/2012 contacted

December 22, 2013

Anna W, Melbourne, Australia

Dear John, I had a lovely call from the client yesterday and she couldn’t sing your praises highly enough!! They had a wonderful time in Chicago and were particularly impressed with the guides and drivers you arranged for them. They enjoyed the restaurants you suggested and also the “Book of Mormon” although she did say

September 11, 2013

Dianne R, Queensland – Australia

Dear Norma, I have just had a meeting with the clients, now that they are over the tough jet lag. The itinerary, guide and hotels you arranged for them in the Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy and Paris were perfect. They could not have been happier. They enjoyed that region of France and would love to return. The

September 10, 2013

Sandy M, Australia

Hello Aaron, Thank you for your email regarding our recent trip. I had intended to email you this week to report that all was excellent. I have only recently returned from the USA. All three guides were excellent, and I wish to commend them all. The accommodation at Yosemite was excellent, and happy to report

September 2, 2013

Rita G, Bellevue, WA

The family had a wonderful time for 2 weeks at the Villa in the French Basque Country. Everything was perfect. It was very warm and humid so they made good use of the pool. They can’t say enough about the owners and the chef. The food was phenomenal and the owners went above and beyond

August 27, 2013

LuAnn B, Houston, Texas

Dear Aaron, Just a quick note to say thank you for your great work in making my client’s trip to France a success and magical experience. The clients had a WONDERFUL trip!  Here is what they wrote me: We truly had a trip of a lifetime!  Spending four nights in Nice was a great way to kick

August 7, 2013

Rebecca F, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Dear Norma, The clients loved you!!!!  And Catherine…thank you very much!  Here is what they had to say: “I just wanted to assure you that we had a spectacular trip, even with the flight change and luggage snafus.  Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  By the way, the tour guides were

July 29, 2013

Miguel R, Manila, Philippines

As posted to Condé Nast Traveler: We recently traveled to Paris for six days with our 6-year-old son. Both my wife and I have traveled extensively around the world and have stayed in everything from the Peninsula Hong Kong and Villa Feltrinelli to B&B’s and hotels we would rather forget and from Mombo Camp to a

July 19, 2013

Ken N, Palo Alto

Dear Bob and Marie-Lys, I have heard back from our esteemed wine-aficionados. As you can see from the note below they had a wonderful time! Thanks again, so much! I will be offering the similar itinerary to other club members and will of course be in touch. It all was great. The driver/guide in Avignon

June 12, 2013

Adriana C, Brazil

Dear Aaron, Everything about the Grand Prix arrangements was great – they loved the seats! Thank you for taking such good care of our clients. Adriana C from American Express Platinum Travel Service, Brazil

June 11, 2013

Kate

Dear John, I have just spoken to Bob and Gwen, they returned to Melbourne yesterday. He was absolutely full to the brim of praise for the way the whole itinerary went.  He said that everything went really smoothly, all the people they dealt with were really professional and friendly. He commented on the tour of

May 10, 2013

Dan D, Dallas

I want to send you the email from our client and thank you for helping him with his trip to Paris and the architecture tours. Dan- Have been meaning to e-mail you.   Had a great trip.  The guides were excellent.  Very informative and just what I wanted. In Paris I was upgraded to a wonderful

January 10, 2013

Paula K, Los Angeles

Hi all, I have just finished working with Denise at Globe Bleu. I had a group of high profile Chinese Real Estate investors visiting the Southeast.  Most of them did not speak English. Their primary focus was visiting Senior Real Estate developments and shopping centers.  They visited Kiawah Island, Charleston and Miami. Denise was amazing.  She

December 18, 2012

Sandra A

Dear Norma, Greetings from today almost sunny Lucerne and I hope you are doing fine….we have heard from our clients and I am very happy to send their feedback: We had a perfect trip to France. Thank you so much for helping me put together a last minute trip and all the special details that

November 7, 2012

Rayanna C

Hi Norma, My clients just returned from France and had a WONDERFUL time. Thank you so much for making “the trip of a lifetime!”. They LOVED all of their guides and felt that each of them went above and beyond. She told me about their guide in Paris who had not been to the Escadrille

October 19, 2012

Kathleen S, New Jersey

Hi Norma, Thank you again for all of your hard work and as you can see below, it worked!!! Hi Kathi, I hope your fall season is beautiful and bountiful. My husband and I returned from our Europe trip 5 days ago; I am now over jet lag. This email is to thank you for

September 24, 2012

Marcelo, Buenos Aires

Hola Dario – Our trip to Monte Carlo and the Riviera was the perfect break. I loved the rugged walks, beaches, great meals, discovering fabulous villages in Liguria and most of all – the adrenaline rush of the Ferrari ride on the winding roads above Monaco! The villa rental was perfect. Thank you for everything

September 15, 2012

Susan W

Hi Dario, Just a quick note with comments from our clients on the Cannes Film Festival. “Susan, just a quick note to say that Cannes was AMAZING – the screening was definitely a “wow”. We splurged (again) and got an official car/driver and had them take us right up to the red carpet, got out

June 14, 2012

Suzanne T, Boca Raton

Dear Norma, I spoke to the client yesterday and wanted to share our conversation. She said “This was the best week of my life.” They loved everything and said the trip went like clockwork. She thought La Cheneviere was wonderful and the dinner excellent. Of course, they were thrilled with Le Bristol in Paris. The

June 12, 2012

Michael N, Brighton, VIC Australia

A quick note to advise that I caught up with our clients Dr & Mrs X today. Their stay in New York was a huge success and they were really delighted with everything that Globe Bleu did for them. They were especially glad to meet Laura on their arrival day (this went down very well)

April 10, 2012

Wendy van T, Calgary

Hi Marj, Just heard from our clients, they had a wonderful time and said the guide was excellent. Here is what they had to say: “Our trip to the Loire was excellent! Frederic was great. He found out about a friends death during our day but stuck with us and remained very professional. He got

April 2, 2012

Marybeth H, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Bonjour Ilana ! I wanted to let you know that I just spoke with our client. He and his family enjoyed their trip to Normandy, and especially appreciated the guide Philippe. Thank you for arranging such an excellent trip! Merci, Marybeth H from San Juan Capistrano, CA

March 15, 2012

Michael W, New York

We loved our trip to Panama. The tours and the guide were superb. The choice of restaurants was delicious. The hotels – on the beach and in the city – were somewhere between heaven and earth. Last but not least, that VIP airport service is a perfect way to begin your luxury experience! Michael W.

February 29, 2012

Heinke M, Roanoke, Virginia

Dear Norma, Our clients are back home. Your guides were OUTSTANDING!!! As you know, they expected a lot, but they were so pleased. Great job!! Until next time. Heinke M from McDade Travel in Roanoke, Virginia

September 28, 2011

Gail R, Wellesly, Massachusetts

Just wanted to give you a “head’s up” that I heard from clients who have just returned from France, that Globe Bleu did an incredible job. These are very discerning clients, only want the best (are also willing to pay for it) but have no tolerance for inferiority. On my side, Globe Bleu was a

June 16, 2011

Lynda T

Bonjour Francesca and KC, Merci beaucoup for taking care of my 4 ladies!!! They loved Paris- especially your hotel Francesca. KC, the guides were fabulous and everything you arranged was perfect!!! This was their first time to Paris and they were VERY nervous about their getaway without their husbands. You make our job so easy

A Day in Paris
May 17, 2011

Ligia Pereira L, São Paulo, Brasil

Aqui está o feedback dos nossos clientes no Janeiro: “A viagem foi maravilhosa, sem nenhum senão. Os guias excepcionais. Todos com muito conhecimento, muito educados, e tudo fizeram para agradar. Os programas culinários sugeridos foram excepcionais. O chefe francês, você não imagina o sucesso. tudo super bacana. O programa do perfume, apesar de muito caro,

March 15, 2011

Leslie B, San Raphael, CA

I wanted to thank you for your expertise and assistance in providing an amazing experience for one of my best clients in New York City for her 40th birthday. Every detail was perfect from beginning to end. My clients request for a personal shopper, make-up consultant, dinner reservations, theatre tickets and tours were just as

November 9, 2010

Gayle H

Thought you would like this feedback from the client! Plaudits to you for making this such a memorable experience! I could never have done it without you and can’t wait for the next time we can work together to provide yet another extraordinary journey for my clients! Thank you – thank you! Gayle H from

October 27, 2010

Kathleen S

Dear Shelly, Thank you again for making me look like a “STAR”. I just got back from Scotland and saw the email from our clients….wonderful and as you said, the guides are great. Thank you again. I am spreading the word about your company and hopefully you will be hearing from our Altour family soon.

September 20, 2010

Deanna W, New York

As promised when I come across a service purveyor that really makes an impression on our clients I share the wealth. In the last year several of our clients have used Globe Bleu for their travel needs in France, Italy and Spain. They have come back to us with rave reviews. Globe Bleu has been

September 14, 2010

Ann C

I want to let you know that the clients had a wonderful time in the Normandy area! They commented particularly on how much they enjoyed their guide and appreciated his flexibility! Thanks for everything! Ann C from New Canaan Travelworld

August 25, 2010

Marta S, Guatemala

Buenos días Bob! Hoy regresaron de viaje los clientes VIPS y me llamaron expresamente para darme las gracias por los servicios que tuvieron durante todo su viaje en Paris…especialmente estaban sumamente agradecidos porque a su llegada a pesar de que su vuelo tuvo un retrazo de varias horas, les enviaste un coche para que los

July 17, 2010

Jill C, Kansas City

Hi Shelly, Happy Bastille Day! Our group very much enjoyed their stay on the Left Bank in June – everything worked out well with your driver. They were pleased that one of your Paris staff called to check on them – and then ended up helping them get some rail tickets; that was nice! Thank

July 14, 2010

Maldon W, Christchurch, New Zealand

“My wife and I visited Normandy for three days in May 2010. We wanted to see the real Normandy, not only the war sites. Globe Bleu’s guide was the answer. That’s my wife, Karen, with Jacques in the photo. He became our friend! Maldon W from Christchurch, New Zealand

June 8, 2010

Fran H, Dallas

Hi Shelly, I spoke with our clients this afternoon. They had a wonderful time in France. They loved Jerôme and were very happy with all drivers and guides. The Carlton upgraded them to a two bedroom suite. All in all, she said it was the trip of a lifetime! Thank you for all your help

June 6, 2010

Jeferson D, Sao Paulo

Dear Denise, We were very pleased with the overall arrangements made by you for our trip. You were wonderful and very professional. You were also very kind in helping with the acquisition of the underwater lights, thank you very much indeed! The drivers/guides provided were very attentive and polite, also deserving of our effusive thanks.

May 22, 2010

Talia Rizo P, Lima, Peru

First of all, I will like to send you all my gratitude for the help received during my stay in Paris with the cosmetics company incentive group. I have always believed that efficiency, professionalism and support can be measured in times of crisis … and let me tell you that the way you helped us,

April 30, 2010

Maria E, São Paulo

Hi Denise, Thank you again for everything. Here are translated comments from our clients: “I would like to thank you for all your help and tips. The trip was amazing and perfect. The hotel was great and the tickets for the parks worked very well for us. The only thing was that it was raining

April 20, 2010

Linda Van B, Santa Barbara

Hi Shelly, I received comments from the client’s secretary shortly after their return. They said that everything was PERFECT and that there was not one detail that they would have changed. They think I am a Rock Star of a travel agent for putting together such a wonderful girls’ package. It is always to look

April 4, 2010

John C, Sydney

In regard to the family booking over the Christmas & New Year in France, I must congratulate you Norma for your professional assistance in securing the accommodation over this difficult and peak period in Megeve. Globe Bleu was excellent in organising their transfers to/from Geneva and the clients were very impressed in the arrangements to

March 11, 2010

Lizbeth S, Wilmington NC

My clients, a family of four just returned from a Christmas vacation to France. Globe Bleu worked closely with me. I felt very comfortable with the trip suggestions. The details were specific and the trip went off exactly as planned. Thank you for making my clients’ vacation a very special memory. I will not hesitate

January 19, 2010

Lynn C, New York

Client feedback: “We had an amazing trip! The driver and the guides were outstanding. During our trip we needed to make some changes and they were done effortlessly. Many thanks for making our trip a once in a lifetime experience!” I could not have done it without Globe Bleu! It was a pleasure to plan

Day Tours in Paris
January 8, 2010

Koni K, Sherman Oaks, California

Hi Bob – My clients had a great time on their shore excursion in Monte Carlo… it was one of the highlights of their trip. Thank you. Koni K from Protravel International, Sherman Oaks, California

November 12, 2009

Nuny G, New York

Dear Shelly – our clients (family with children) had a wonderful trip to Paris/Versailles and loved the tours. Hope to do business again in the near future. Nuny G from Valerie Wilson Travel, New York

November 12, 2009

Mary Jo

It’s always so great to get an email like this from a client: “We had a GREAT trip. Everything was awesome. The hotels were well located, your restaurant suggestions worked out very well. The guides made a HUGE difference and optimized our time and exposed us to things that would not have been achievable on

October 13, 2009

Wynette B, Novato, CA, USA

Denise, I wanted to share this lovely report from our clients, Thanks again, and looking forward to more trips together with Globe Bleu! Here is what the clients had to say: “The Loire Valley is simply amazing and not the hot-spot for tourists that I supposed it would be. It doesn’t have the draw of

October 3, 2009

Michelle B, Virginia

I just want to say how lucky I feel to have found Globe Bleu for my clients travelling to France. It is great to have a very responsive contact here in the States who gets back with immediate feedback for requests. Proposals are thorough and include pictures that excite clients about what is being offered.

Chic & Artsy
October 2, 2009

Valerie E, Savannah

“Just wanted to let you know that I just spoke with our VIP client about the trip to Paris/Monaco. They had a great time and he was very impressed with Globe Bleu services. The private pre-dinner tour of the Baccarat was fabulous and much appreciated, they enjoyed meeting Dario and Norma and were also appreciative

September 18, 2009

Dan D

“Congratulations – our VIP client, Expert and President of a US Wine Company – a HIGHLY discerning and informed client – liked the Alsace wine tour you arranged this summer. From our client : The lady who met us at the airport was exceptional. She eased through the airport like she owned the place. In

June 24, 2009

Peter C, Chicago

Kudos to you all. Here is some feedback from our client. Peter S. Carideo, CTC President – CRC Travel, Chicago, IL www.crctravel.com Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 World’s Top 125 Travel Specialists ——— We are home after our fabulous week in Paris. The trip was more than I could have wished

March 4, 2009

Diane H

Thank you Globe Bleu for the top notch service provided for my clients’ South of France Honeymoon . Your assistance in arranging VIP service at every turn made my job easier and my clients very happy. The Bentley rental, the private yacht charter to St Tropez and the creative idea of arranging massages to provide

November 24, 2008

Clarisse, Paris

J’ai découvert Venise pour la première fois, c’était Magique ! Notre petit groupe a vraiment apprécié l’organisation d’Globe Bleu et ses conseils. Le San Clemente Palace restera parmi les plus beaux hôtels que j’ai fréquenté sans oublier les petits déjeuners sublimes. —— I discovered Venice for the first time – it was magical! Our small

October 28, 2008

Martine, Paris

Merci Globe Bleu pour ce superbe voyage à Venise qui fait toujours rêver. Très agréablement surprise d’être surclassée en Suite Junior au magnifique San Clemente Palace. ———– Thank you Globe Bleu for this superb trip to Venice, which always makes one dream. Very nice surprise to be upgraded to a Junior Suite at the magnificent

October 28, 2008

Mariano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Solo quería enviarte una rápida nota de un inmenso agradecimiento por hacerme disfrutar con y enseñarme tanto de esta fantástica ciudad que es París. Se puede ver claramente cuanto a ti también te apasiona, ver la dedicación y las ganas con las que realizas tu trabajo, realmente me despertó una gran curiosidad por la ciudad,

September 17, 2008

Suzette E, New York

I really enjoyed the Paris Highlights Tour. The luxury coach was very comfortable (leather seats, tables, etc), Elisabeth – your tour guide extremely knowledgeable and the company very enjoyable. We hit all of the highlights and the amount of time allotted for the tour was just right! Suzette E from New York

August 8, 2008

Sandee L, Los Angeles

Thank you for pulling together at short notice two trips for two families this summer. Both groups were traveling with children and your arrangements of special Louvre and Versailles tours geared to the children was a big success. The biggest coup is one of the family members (very VIP) really wanted a cooking class in

August 6, 2008

Jim H, New Jersey

Thank you so much for the extraordinary trip you organized to Paris and Normandy for our VIP clients. They were so pleased – loved the VIP airport treatment, Raphael Suite, private yacht cruise, dinner at the Cercle Interalliee and wine tastings. Your guides in Paris and Normandy are excellent. Jim H, President of Town Place

July 31, 2008

Marina C, Rio de Janeiro

Thank you Globe Bleu! We are back safe and sound from an incredible summer escape to Paris and the Amalfi Coast, though I was worried that I would never get my husband out of Italy. We spent our first and last day in Paris. Minutes after unloading our bags, we hit the road, à pied,

June 20, 2008

Anita C, Seattle

What a wonderful adventure! I still can’t believe all that Globe Bleu was able to arrange during my short visit to Paris. My makeover at the exclusive Maison Calavas salon was such a treat. I love my beautiful customized compact featuring my new “signature” cosmetics. What particularly impressed me was Globe Bleu’s ability to open

June 3, 2008

Fran H, Dallas

Our clients have just returned from their trip to the Champagne region and called this afternoon to let me know how everything went. Overall, they had a wonderful time. They loved the driver and especially Les Crayeres – they couldn’t say enough about this hotel. There was a lapse in communication with the second hotel

May 16, 2008

Jenny G, Brisbane

I just want to pass on the positive feedback from our small group from Brisbane on their Paris trip in mid-April. In particular, they found the cooking school (in the home of a French chef) and the trip to Versailles fabulous. I also had great feedback from our clients in late March on their tour

May 6, 2008

 

Average of 80 Ratings: 5 stars

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