We are the locals...come along and meet our friends!
Over the course of a lifetime of traveling, working, studying and living in Europe, we have made an abundance of friends and created an amazing community for our travelers to step into. We are proud of our team of local experts, licensed guides, producers of wines and local regional specialties and local chefs, as they are the foundation of every authentic custom trip we create. We welcome you to our way of life!
Janet Kucks, CITM
Janet Kucks is a Certified International Tour Manager living in Colorado and has been leading small group tours for about a decade. She is passionate about travel and enjoys providing personal experiences that highlight the local culture and food throughout the journey. Janet specializes in Italy, South America (Machu Picchu, Galapagos, Argentina), Switzerland and Austria, and Scandinavia. She has led travel in several other countries and plans to continue exploring new destinations. Janet is an important part of Travels with Audrey, as she is the person working on client itineraries when Audrey is out on tour with clients.
Italy in-country associate
After High School, Lucetta studied Hotel Administration in England and once back home in Italy, she started her career in the Travel Industry by working for Lusturismo Agency in Luserna San Giovanni and Torino and Ramognini Travel Agency in Pinerolo, Torino. From 1975 to 1989 she worked in a well-known Travel Agency in Torino and dedicated her time designing customized tours for small groups to Italy and throughout Europe. In 1989 she became the owner of her own company, "I Viaggi di Lucetta" in Torino, where she specialized in custom tours for her own groups to the United States, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Australia and Africa. In 2006 she also added to her long list of experiences, working as a facilitator for the President of Universal Studios and NBC during the Torino Winter Olympic Games. Today she is an important part of Audrey's team offering her expertise in all regions of Italy helping create unique custom itineraries for our clients.
Licenzed Venice Tour Guide & in-country associate
Cinzia, born in Venice, graduated in History at the University of Venice. From 1982 to 1984, Cinzia lived in the United States, collaborating with the U.S. Department of the Interior at the Golden Gate Recreation Area, then in Orlando, Florida, working for Walt Disney World Co. at EPCOT Center as an Italian Culture Representative. When she returned to Venice she began to work in tourism as a tour leader and interpreter. From 1991 to 1997 she held lectures on the City’s History and Art for the UNESCO Campaign on safeguarding Venice as well as contributing to the restoration of two 15th and 19th century paintings in the Church of Santa Maria Formosa in Venice. Cinzia recently graduated with honors receiving a Master's Degree in Economy and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities. Since 2000, Cinzia has been working as a registered guide of Venice, leading tours in English, French and Spanish and together with her husband Luigi, they share their love for their beautiful city with our clients.
Germany in-country associate
Kerstin lives in Germany, studied English and geography at the University of Potsdam and after graduating from her Masters, applied for an internship at a local tour company and has remained in the travel industry ever since. She has always had a passion for travelling and has been to almost all the countries in Europe as well as most of the States in the United States. Professionally she is an important part of the team designing custom itineraries in Germany for our clients.
Maria Isabel Neves Vieira
Licensed Portugal Tour Guide & in-country associate
Isabel received her degree in Tour Guiding and Tourism Management from INP, Instituto Superior de Novas Profissoes in 1980, followed by a course in “Influence of Judaism in European Culture at the Department of Jewish Teaching of the Israeli Lisbon Community, and from 1990 to present several courses on medieval art and history at the FCSH (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences). She is proficient in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Since 1980 she has worked as a Certified Tour Guide and Tour Manager for national and international companies. She is an important part of the Travels with Audrey team providing clients unique experiences as a local expert guide and involved in the design of custom itineraries, showcasing the best Portugal has to offer.
Spain in-country associate
Gunda lives in the south of Spain where she has been working in the travel industry for the last 10 years. A German native, she works together with German and English speaking clients. Her most important aim is to offer a personalized service, offering clients exposure to the authentic Spanish culture. She studied philosophy in Germany before coming to Spain, where she fell in love with the country and stayed working in the world of travel. Gunda is an important part of the Travels with Audrey's team as an in-country associate involved in the design and programing of custom itineraries, showcasing the best Spain has to offer.
Licensed Austria Guide
Astrid grew up in the countryside and has been living in Salzburg with her husband and their 3 kids for 25 years … "I think Salzburg is a wonderful place to live!" Her passion is travelling and sports (biking, hiking, golf and especially skiing in winter) … she also loves good food together with a tasty glass of Austrian wine. Astrid studied for a university degree in Business Administration and after some experiences abroad has been working as a licensed Austria Guide and travel agent since 2010. She is always seeking out the traditional, authentic, special and sophisticated, speaks 4 foreign languages (English, Italian, Spanish & French) and is very talented in organizing outstanding experiences for our guests (e.g. culinary adventures, bike experiences, look behind the scenes …!). She still discovers new perspectives of the beautiful city of Salzburg as it offers a wide range of culture, Sound of Music, culinary specialties, nature and history! Let her share with you a piece of her beloved Salzburg with you.
France in-country associate
Taking care of guests while they discover France is in Pierre’s DNA. Pierre distills 20 years of travel experience into carefully crafted trips. Today more than ever, Pierre, is looking at every aspect of how we run trips and taking steps with our suppliers to meet all safety and health requirements. Pierre lives by the moto: “people travel with people they like and trust”. Trustworthiness of a local partner is of the utmost importance, and Pierre makes it his sacred mission to deliver what was promised. When Pierre does not plan trips, he is busy coaching soccer and enjoying all sorts of mountain activities, be it in the winter or in the summer. Together with his wife and 2 kids Pierre lives in France and is a very important part of Travels with Audrey, offering the best experiences for clients.
Croatia in-country associate
Growing up in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, she decided early on, there was nothing else she’d rather do than become a licensed tour guide. Vesna graduated from the University of Dubrovnik majoring in tourism and for 15 years worked for leading travel agencies in Croatia. In 2015, she realized it was time for something new, for a new direction in life. Together with her husband, they started their own travel agency where Vedran is in charge of transportation and Vesna organizes private tours throughout Croatia, and of course – she herself guides! Vesna is a proud mother of 3, owner of a dog named Max (golden retriever), is fluent in French, Spanish and English, and truly enjoys sharing the love for her country with our guests.
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