Gary Pluck

Travel Consultant

Email: gary@travelbyred.com
Cell: 240-447-0859

Corporate HQ:

754 North Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
844-RED-TRAV

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About Me:

I was born and raised in the east end of London, England. You might say I know London like the back of my hand! I have also traveled extensively throughout my home country and around Europe. I spent nearly 20 years working for Her Majesty's Government at the British Embassy in DC. Having escorted British and American VIPs on trips here and abroad, I am well-equipped to organize unique, fascinating, and worry-free holidays. I have seen Europe by car, rail, ship, and bicycle. My goal is to ensure that all of my clients enjoy jolly-good holidays that leave them with treasured memories. 

 

Credentials & Qualifications:

Monograms Escorted Tours Booking Agent

G Adventures Training

BackRoads

Globus Escorted Tour Expert

Avalon River Cruising Specialist

Viking River Cruise Training

AMA River Cruise Training

Uniworld River Cruise Training

Cunard Cruise Training

All other major cruise lines training & land tour travel companies.

Destination Training & Firsthand Experiences:

England

Scotland

Wales

Greece

Spain

Germany

Portugal

France

Switzerland

Denmark

Italy

Croatia

Albania

Montenegro

Austria

Luxemburg

Belgium

Canada

Mexico

Costa Rica

Aruba

St. Thomas

St. Martin

Antigua

Panama Canal

Alaska

Hawaii

Australia

New Zealand

 

 

Favorite Destinations:

Italy - This is a country so packed with attractions that it’s hard to know where to start. My favorite destinations include Rome (the Eternal City), Florence (an art lover’s paradise), Venice (the most unique city in the world), Pompeii (a city frozen in time by Mount Vesuvius), and the Cinque Terre (a cluster of rural villages that hug the west coast). Italy should be on the top of every traveler’s bucket list.
Costa Rica - Dominated by mountain ranges and beautiful forests, flanked by lovely beaches and the oceans, Costa Rica is a lovely and unique country. With 17 micro climates, there are many destinations to explore and amazing wildlife to view. The country is a bird-lover’s paradise. Zip-line tours of the jungle are exhilarating and inspiring. I was thrilled to see the Arenal Volcano erupt at night-time, spewing molten lava high into the night sky.
Croatia - What a surprise! Sunny beaches, succulent seafood, beautiful beaches, and plenty of history. With thousands of miles of seafront and more than a thousand islands, Croatia's coastline is Eastern Europe's Riviera. Travelers will love its balmy summer weather and dramatic mountains. History lovers will marvel at the ruined Roman arenas and Byzantine mosaics, as well as Venetian bell towers, and Habsburg villas. For the “Game of Throne” fans, a visit to Dubrovnik is a must-do.
  England - Since I was born and raised in London, it’s my favorite city in the world. As Samuel Johnson said, if you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life. From the grandeur and bustle of London, to the pastoral countryside that inspired Shakespeare, to some of the quaintest towns you'll ever experience, England delights. You may think you know the language, but wait until you visit England and learn how differently the Brits really talk! Americans are always given a warm welcome in England thanks to our “special relationship.”

Favorite Type of Travel:

Cruising gives the traveler the ability to settle in, relax and feel at home if only for a week or so. It's great visiting 4-5 countries and still being able to sleep in the same bed every night. I am knowledgeable about all of the ocean and river cruise lines.

 

Favorite Travel Experience:

Transiting the Panama Canal—one of the wonders of the world—on my honeymoon cruise!