CLIENT OVATIONS

The best honor of any relationship is the praise and gratitude you receive from others. Here is what our clients have to say about Paul Klein Travel. We hope to add your stories to our ovations soon.

Brian and Deb

Tauck River Cruise, May 2024

We want to thank Mary so much for planning our first Tauck River Boat trip down the Rhine and Danube Rivers. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I now understand why people become “Tauckies” and will only take their trips.

We really didn’t know what to expect and our senses were overwhelmed! The river boat was absolutely stunning and every amenity was provided. The Tauck crew on our boat were professionals in every way and the level of service exceeded anything I
personally have experienced.

Our cabin was large, the shower was better than the one at home, the view from our cabin was exceptional as well. The food was delicious and great care had been taken in the planning, preparation and the execution of the meal itself. Sailing down the rivers was amazingly smooth and we didn’t experience any turbulence. 

We saw 5 countries, I believe 11 cities, and walked over 100 miles on cobblestone streets discovering the history, beauty and charm of Eastern Europe!

Thank you again for taking care of all the details. You and the Tauck staff on board made traveling, easy, carefree, and an unforgettable experience.

We can’t wait for our next Tauck trip!

Brian and Deb – Golf, IL

India, December 2023

We’ve relied on Paul Klein Travel to plan scores of trips for us over more than two decades. So, when we were invited to a wedding in India (a country on our bucket list), naturally we turned to Tim Krenzien and his team to develop an itinerary and plan complex logistics throughout this enormous country.

We settled on Northern India, and we thoroughly enjoyed each of our five destinations: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Mumbai. Paul Klein Travel has partnered with Amber Tours, a destination management company based in New Delhi, since the early 1970s. This partnership enhanced our fabulous trip in many ways. For example:

  • Amber Tours provided a Tour Manager who flew with us on domestic flights and accompanied us at check-in and check-out at every hotel, making these experiences worry-free and seamless.
  • We stayed in India’s two best-known luxury hotel chains, Taj and Oberoi. We were upgraded from a basic suite to more luxurious suites at every destination because of Paul Klein’s affiliation with Virtuoso, the reputation of Amber Tours, and our Tour Manager’s advocacy.
  • Having expressed interest in shopping for jewelry and textiles, Amber Tours leveraged its long-standing relationships with the finest shops where we were treated like royalty
  • Amber Tours worked with extraordinary guides in each city. For example, we had read some cautionary tales about visiting the Taj Mahal, but our expert got us in early, navigated the entire site to minimize contact with other tourists, and took us to dozens of picture-perfect spots where he captured breathtaking images of us.
  • Amber Tours handled more than a dozen dinner reservations
    on our behalf.

Tim and his team at Paul Klein, together with his partners at Amber Tours, created an experience that exceeded our very high expectations. We look forward to working with them in the future to explore more of this amazing country, as well as the others on our bucket list.

Todd & Evelyn – Chicago, IL

Ireland, London and Amsterdam September 2023

Darlene and I wanted to spend our 20th anniversary in Europe.  Dena and Tim at Paul Klein helped us create an itinerary, choose activities that fit our interests, and plan every detail of our trip.

The trip was amazing!  When we got off the plane in Dublin, our driver was waiting for us and the trip to our hotel was stress-free.  That pattern was repeated every day for the remainder of our trip—all of the tours, transportation, and activities happened exactly as planned.

There were many highlights from this trip, but a few favorites include the breathtaking views of the Ring of Kerry, the grandeur of Buckingham Palace, and the beauty of the canals and the museums in Amsterdam.

Our trip included stays in six hotels and three countries.  We traveled by plane, train, and automobile, and had walking tours as well as boat tours and private guided tours of various sites.  We were treated like VIP’s the entire time.  The app was a great resource to help us keep track of the itinerary for each day and it enhanced our enjoyment of the trip.

Our trip was wonderful and we are very happy with our decision to use Paul Klein Travel.  We look forward to using them again for our future trips!

Walter & Darlene – Apple Valley, MN

Italy - September 2023

Cristie and I both felt that Nicole and Paul Klein took amazing care of us for our recent trip to Italy. Every detail was handled exactly as you said it would be.

Our transportation support, both in Florence/Roma and in Positano was top-shelf. Drivers were waiting, easy to find, professional, and very helpful. All of the tours, side trips, and 3rd party arrangements were also right on point.

The app you gave us was always a refreshing reference when we were not sure what was next! The hotels and restaurants were ready and waiting for us….all planned perfectly.

It’s hard to list only one “favorite” adventure, but I can tell you the trip was life-changing for both Cristie and me. The food, the people, the adventures (Vespa ride to Siena, boat charter to Capri, private tour of the Coliseum, Pompeii tour, Tuscany winery tours….were all simply amazing.

We will use Paul Klein again as we are already planning our return trip to Italy.

Scott & Cristie – Park Ridge, IL

Ireland - August 2023

Jane and I recently had the pleasure of spending ten (10) days in beautiful, albeit rainy, Ireland. Our trip was planned by Ms. Nicole Williams of the Paul Klein agency. We could not be more pleased with the plans and arrangements made by Ms. Williams. The hotels she recommended and the events to partake in (e.g., the cliffs of Slieve League in County Donegal) were overall superb in quality and service. We especially enjoyed the Sheen Falls venue in County Kerry. The “Falcon School” and the 1934 Buick convertible were the icing on the cake, as it were. 

As it customary with the Paul Klein organization, the planning and attention to detail were par excellence. We look forward to Ms. Williams planning our next trip to Europe. There were a few “hiccups” during our trip (e.g., the Irish hoteliers’ propensity to think heat is not required during the summer months! Perhaps if you are native Irish?)

Michael & Jane – Barrington, IL

Gorgeous Greece - May 2022

In May of 2022 Paul Klein Travel arranged our dream trip to Greece and it was spectacular from start to finish.   My husband and I started our trip with a day in Athens where we stayed at the beautiful Grande-Bretagne Hotel, which included a beautiful suite overlooking the main square with a spectacular view of the Parthenon on one side and the Greek Parliament building of the other.   Our next stop was the beautiful island of Naxos where we stayed on a private and beautiful beach resort, Naxion on the Beach.  We finished our trip in Santorini at the stunningly beautiful Canaves Oia Suites Hotel.  We had a mountain-top suite with a private plunge pool and a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the Caldera.

Paul Klein Travel made each of these recommendations and they certainly exceeded our expectations.  They handled everything from flights to all transfers, accommodations, Covid testing, and activities. They provide detailed itineraries that can be printed out or viewed from the AXUS app on your phone.  They also did a great job of communicating throughout our trip and were available 24/7 for all our needs. The resorts, amenities and services were amazing at each location. If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation with the best service in the most beautiful properties, we highly recommend Paul Klein Travel.

Nick & Tonya – Frankfort, IL

French Wine Journey – September 2022

We have been using Paul Klein Travel for over 20 years and have to say that our best travel experiences have been trips that they have booked for us! 

Our recent trip to France included Paris, Loire Valley, and Bordeaux.  It was the attention to detail on all aspects of the trip, the well thought out plans from beginning to end, that made this trip one of the best travel experiences yet!  Their sources for private tour bookings are impeccable, our guides’ knowledge of history and wine made for a great way to spend the day.  The accommodation was lovely and so charming, the best was when we received the Virtuoso upgrades when available.  We can’t wait for our next trip planned by Paul Klein Travel! 

Robert & Rachael – Marco Island, FL

Portugal & Costa Rica with our Family 2022

Paul Klein Travel has done a spectacular job of planning the itineraries for our family trips to both Portugal and Costa Rica this past year.  

From the superb Virtuoso accommodations to rich cultural experiences and active adventures. Every detail was well planned and smoothly managed. Paul Klein customized these trips exclusively for our interests, with their fine attention to detail and resources, which far exceeded our expectations and gave us treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

Our amazing travel advisor even surprised us with a special beachfront torchlit dinner for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary.

Nancy & Craig – Chicago, IL

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Machu Picchu - September 2022

When I travel these days, I want it to be easy. I want experiences that are well beyond my own expectations, planned for me. Traveling to Machu Picchu had been on my bucket list since high school. A lifelong friend and I had set the goal of living our best life, together, on the trip. Paul Klein Travel created and executed on an itinerary that met our every need. From planning the smallest travel details with porters to the red carpet service we received from every Belmond boutique hotel, it was an experience I’ll cherish. I’m already looking at where to go next with Paul Klein Travel on my side.

Kathy – Sarasota, FL