(11 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Kira Gartner

Philadelphia, PA

Europe, River Cruise & Family Travel Expert

I have been in the travel business for almost 12 years, providing excellent hands-on service to my clients helping them plan exciting and memorable vacations. As a parent of four children myself I understand how important it is to have time to connect with your family through travel. My clients return to me again and again because of the care I bring to every element of their experience. I particularly love bringing people together by helping them to plan their dream vacations. That might be a gorgeous European river cruise to celebrate a milestone anniversary, a first trip to Disney, or a family reunion at an all-inclusive resort on a warm beach. Whatever your travel dream is, I bring my expertise and impeccable attention to detail to help you make it a reality. Contact me and let me help you make your travel dreams come true! Where do you want to go next?

My Travel Specialties

Europe Your Way

Florence, Paris, Barcelona - just the names of these cities brings to mind fascinating culture, amazing food, and unique experiences. I can provide expert guidance for your European dream trip, and help you create a magnificent experience for you and your family: Europe, Your Way!

Are you planning...
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Sunset on the Seine

River Cruise Specialist

Imagine seeing 3 or 4 countries on one journey - but unpacking only once.

Imagine travelling on a floating hotel right to the heart of some of the world's most romantic and historic destinations.

Imagine taking this journey with the person you love, sharing a beautifully appointed cabin...
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River cruising takes you to the heart of Europe

Knitting Travel & Cruises

Are you an avid knitter or fiber lover? Would you love to find a way to combine your love for travel with your love for knitting?

I understand you! I have been an avid knitter for more than 25 years, and a yarn lover for as long as I can remember. Combining knitting with travel brings together...
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Grab your knitting and see the world!

Disney Vacation Planning Expert

Planning a successful Disney vacation takes specialized expertise! If you are traveling with your family to a Disney destination, all the options can be completely overwhelming.

Well, consider me your Disney expert! My customized Disney vacation planning has helped countless families have wonderful...
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Disneyland "Partners" statue

Boutique Travel Planning for Families & Couples

I particularly love bringing families and couples together by helping them to plan their dream vacations. That might be a first trip to Disney, a complicated European itinerary, or a family reunion at an all-inclusive resort on a warm beach. Whatever your family's dream is, I bring my expertise and...
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The Alexander Bridge in Paris

My Travel Albums

Twelve years of Disney Vacations
Meeting piglet
Family Trip to Italy - Rome, Positano & Tuscany
Positano

Customer Testimonials

Magical Disney Trip

We just took the kids to Disney for a few days, and it was nothing short of magical. One thing that made the trip extremely enjoyable and easy was having a freaking amazing travel agent help us. Kira Gartner was our girl, and she was a DREAM to work with. Kira booked our hotel for us - and got us a MUCH better room for our family than what I had come up with. We ended up doing one of the “villas” at the Polynesian. Basically was the exact same price as a regular room, but had a small kitchenette and TWO bathrooms. It was amazing for our daughter Mila to be able to have a quiet place to nap and sleep, while Grey could play in the other room with us. Kira also helped up book our Fast Passes, dining reservations, and helped us plan out the parks so that we had a general idea of what the heck we were doing. We did the Dining Plan too, and she explained it to us, and told us where to use each credit. It was a massive help, and I cannot imagine planning Disney without her.
Annie Hauser

My Reviews

3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Planned the perfect vacation for our family
Kira was so great to work with! This was my first time with a travel agent and as someone who is very controlling it was hard to imagine someone else planning our trip...That being said Kira took care of everything and made it easy for me because after talking to her for 5 minutes I knew I could trust her to plan a wonderful vacation
By  Mikenna  from  Warren, Ohio
Traveled to  Castaway Cay ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kira Gartner responded:
Thank you Mikenna for your kind words. I had a wonderful time helping you plan your Disney cruise!

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Complex Trip to Various European Locations
Kira was exceptionally helpful. She went above and beyond to help us with our complicated itinerary, securing the cheapest flights at relatively short notice.
Way cheaper than we could find! She was unbelievably available when we found ourselves stranded after midnight at the airport (canceled flight). In the middle of the night, Kira was there for us, helping us sort flights for the next day, including our onward connections.
By  Hilly  from  Bryn Athyn
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kira Gartner responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad that I was able to help you plan this complicated trip for you and your family. And after that cancellation I'm glad I was able to assist you - I was so happy when you were rebooked and on your way!

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Fantastic trip to Spain - North, South and Central
Kira helped us set the itinerary, figure out all the travel connections and found great accommodations. We had 2 weeks and multiple priorities and it all came together beautifully. It was such a help- I can't say enough good about working with her!
By  KarenS  from  Philadelphia, PA
Traveled to  Spain ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kira Gartner responded:
Thank you Karen! It was my pleasure to help you plan such a memorable trip.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
An amazing vacation!
Kira was a delight to work with from the first moment we spoke to her. She had FABULOUS tips and suggestions, helped us save money on car rentals, etc and was always available for any questions we had. I would HIGHLY recommend using her expertise - we definitely will be contacting her again in the future!
By  4Horsts  from  Ephrata, PA
Traveled to  Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
A Traveler's Best Friend
Kira is amazing! She is knowledgeable, available, and fun to work with. We have the pleasure of traveling often and we would never make a move without Kira's advice. Once the trip is planned, her services are not over! I remember one time, we were in San Francisco, leaving in the morning for Hawaii and the airlines were having a computer glitch. We called Kira, who answered immediately. Considering the time delay, we were shocked ourselves. She advised us through the process and everything worked out fine! Kira Gartner is a traveler's best friend!
By  The Taylor Family  from  Philadelphia
Traveled to  Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kira Gartner responded:
Ruth - thank you so much! I have loved having you as a client for so many years!

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Florida
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • California
  • Caribbean
  • Costa Rica
  • Eastern Europe
  • Portugal

Travel Specialist:

  • Disney Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Food & Wine
  • River Cruises
  • Family Vacations
  • Women's Travel
  • Couples & Romance
  • Honeymoons
  • Groups
  • Arts & Culture

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Disney
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Auto Europe
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • Disney Vacation Specialist
  • Family Travel Specialist
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist

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