Growing up with two different mentalities is probably one of the reasons for my interest in multicultural relations and also maybe led to my passion for travelling and getting to know other cultures and countries. During my studies I took every chance I could to go abroad and not only explore a country but actually living there for some time – by far the most valuable experiences of my life. To me, it’s such a huge difference if you stay in a country and call it home for a certain time. The things you discover and the experiences you make go much deeper and I am grateful that I was able to live in Argentina, South Africa, Spain, Canada and now the UK.
I have this adventure spirit and am always trying new things and get excited to visit new places – but my ‘must visit’ list keeps growing and growing! I believe to be able to have outstanding moments and experiences, sometimes you have to jump head first into cold water – and I like the unexpected, the thrill and excitement that comes with leaving your comfort zone.
Coming from a small village in Germany I now consider myself a true global citizen with friends and connections all over the world and not one specific place to call home. What I love about Europe is the richness of culture, art and languages and the extraordinary diversity in a rather small area.
Experiencing the wonders of Iceland with Jacada Travel was unparalleled because of the tour guides and Jacada personnel. Our guides were vetted through Jacada and fit our individual needs with a diverse and extensive knowledge of both the cultural and environmental landscape of Iceland. This was a trip of a lifetime, i will never forget the great experiences and thoughtfulness of our guides!!!!
We had an amazing time on our Jacada trip. I love how everything was tailored to our needs, each transport was handled, we had an assistant or a guide or someone everywhere we went, and we even had a backup if we needed to call someone with an issue. Jacada also checked up on us in each new city to see how the trip was going. The trip itself was wonderful and couldn’t have been better planned unless I had more time for vacation!
Every need, desire and more anticipated...our accommodations, our guide, our drivers all exceeded expectations. We would absolutely return to Jacada Travel to design our next adventure.
Jacada's reps were helpful, flexible, and knowledgeable. We had wonderful experiences traveling through Costa Rica and Iceland via Jacada. I highly recommend the company!
Hanna at Jacada planned a dream vacation in Italy and France for our family. She thought of every detail to make our trip special - phenomenal tour guides and experiences, reliable and safe drivers, great restaurant recommendations from Michele, and gorgeous hotels in perfect locations. We felt so pampered and didn’t have to worry about a thing. I highly recommend Jacada!
Jacada and their partners on the ground in norway did a fantastic job planning and executing on our trip. Great mix of outdoor and cultural experiences, knowledgeable and personable guides, and it was a truly wonderful trip. An amazing assortment of fun ways to get to know Norway.
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Italy - and first try with Jacada travel. My goal was to see a number of cities, stay in beautiful accommodations, and have private tours set up to familiarize ourselves with each city while learning about the key sites. We wanted to see all the sites, but not be racing around on tours that started early every morning. We're somewhat picky at this point, and can say that our experience with Jacada, and this total vacation, was one of the very best that we've ever had. It seemed that every day - and every time that we left a city and went on to the next - we were off to our next very well organized adventure! Overall what I'd say is that they met every commitment that they made. From the very first pickup at the airport with someone holding a sign with our name, every transfer was stress-free, and actually quite enjoyable, with professional drivers/guides in beautiful/clean cars/vans who were also warm and welcoming, every hotel was 5 star as promised with unique features to many of them, and every single tour guide was top rate (on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, we would rate every single one of them a 5!) and both knowledgeable and friendly, with a depth of information that made every site special. Even when we had a small issue (which every long trip is likely to have) and we reached out, we received immediate response from Jacada as well as the local provider. As we'd be transferring between locations, the local company would check in to see how things were going, and what more they could do. We would definitely use Jacada again, and are already thinking about the next adventure!
Recently returned from France and have nothing but praise for Hanna at Jacada for organizing an amazing trip. Seeing the D-Day sites in Normandy had been on my travel bucket list for years. With Hanna's help, I was able to accomplish that. She organized an excellent private guide who made the sites come alive. The itinerary was personally tailored to my deep interest level. Hanna also arranged a fantastic guide to show me the World War I battlefields in Verdun and the Meuse-Argonne. This too was personally tailored to my interests. I was able to use Paris as a hub for both Normandy and Verdun. The accommodations in all three locations were amazing and the private transfers and first class train tickets made the whole journey seamless. I can't say enough about Hanna and her team. I've been a long time Jacada customer and happily suggest them to anyone who desires a first rate travel experience.
Jacada was amazing! From our initial inquiry to the end of our trip they were with us the entire way. They listened to our thoughts on what we were looking for and designed a trip just for us. While traveling, representatives from Jacada met us at every point, ensuring an effortless trip through the airport, train station, and several tourist spots. Our drivers and guides were delightful, and full of local knowledge. We just can’t say enough about our experience. We will definitely be using Jacada for future trips!
Hannah and Michele were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Changes we made to our schedule were met with understanding and alternate arrangements were offered. The hotel that was recommended was superb and one of the best we have stayed at in our extensive travels. Our restaurant reservations were handled promptly and professionally. All communications were thorough and timely. Everything was professional from beginning to end. We highly recommend Jacada as one of the top travel planners in the field!
Jacada did a great job planning our trip to Iceland. I particularly liked the hotel selected for us in Reykjavik. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable, and we really got along well with all of them. The vehicle provided was top notch and comfortable. Jacada did a good job including the activities/elements we requested. I would definitely consider them for another trip requiring a guide or a lot of logistics.
Iceland adventure was amazing with Jacada arranging everything. If you want to experience more than what every tourist can easily see contact them - you won’t be disappointed. Hanna was fantastic to work with and very knowledgeable. Just an over the top experience from first contact through arriving back home!
Jacada was perfect for us. Our honeymoon was a real success. Congrats to Jacada team Eric and Chantal
We have travelled with Jacada on several trips now. They never disappoint. Our last trip to Spain was fabulous. Hana and her team put together an unforgettable trip. Top notch tours and the accommodations were unbelievable in each city. Great tour guides in each city also.
It was a great trip with excellent services all the way around. Only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was the hotel. It was well located but did not have room service and the breakfast was not very good. The hotel at best was a 3 Star hotel. The rest of the trip was Fantastic all the excursions were great and the Golf my son and husband really enjoyed. Thank you we will be using you again.
I have traveled to Antarctica and Spain with Jacada over the past two years. George, Hanna and their teams have planned incredible trips for our family and take care of every detail. The memories they have helped us to create are priceless and I cannot recommend them highly enough!!
Our experience with Jacada Tavel was a 110 %. From working with incredibly professional people in planning our trip, understanding what we wanted the trip to be about , to the finest details that were never missed, has made our trip Unforgettable. Far reached our expectations. Whenever we travel again Jacada Travel will be our first phone call. Thank you for making this such a memorable experience.
Other than few glitches the trip and scheduled tours were very good The drivers and guides were punctual and nice only few guides were not fluent in English and difficult to understand. Your organization is definitely very professional. I would like to emphasize that Ms Hanna Fischer and Michele were very professional and kind and I appreciate their help to make this trip pleasant for us
Best in class service including transfers for travel,local tour guides, arranged activities and outings, food recommendations and accommodations. Every aspect our trip was seamless and organized allowing us to truly relax and enjoy every minute! We loved working with our Jacada travel coordinator Hanna and are looking forward to planning our next adventure!!
Our holiday in Sicily was the first time we had booked through Jacada. They were excellent. The itinerary they developed for us, a party of six, was a good blend of cultural visits to explore the fascinating history of Sicily and more leisurely pursuits such as a day out on the water and a wine tasting. We had a number of excellent guides and our driver for the week was superb. All in all we had a great week and Jacada and their local partner in Sicily did a great job for us.
Our Greece trip was amazing , Jacada has met all the expectations of a luxury travel company . The service they provided was impeccable , from the agent that meets you at the airport and takes you through security ,to the luxury accommodations and transportation , the very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides they set us up with . Every detail was well planned and executed to perfection .
Extraordinary trip of Scotland. Done the way we wanted: private guide, professional driver, top notch hotels and restaurants, special points of interest to us (architecture, my wife's Scottish ancestors point of major interest). Once in a lifetime trip. Best trip either of us have ever taken. Planning was meticulous and exactly as requested. Expensive, but hard to beat!
Our vacation in Croatia and Montenegro was awesome. The hotels selected were first rate. All of the tours arranged through Jacada were excellent. The drivers arrived promptly. We were able to truly relax while on vacation as every detail was covered.
They made travel easy. Our guide, transportation, accommodations were excellent. I will use them again.
Jacada did a very nice job and I would recommend them again. I did feel that the overall cost of the trip was overpriced versus the sum of the parts but the premium means you don't have to think about anything during your travels.
You guys were the only ones of several agencies to look for what sounded impossible 5-day Polar Bear trip to Spitzbergen/Svalbard on sea, up north to the 80th parallel. And when I was proposed no/lousy solutions by others, you came with a -very costly BUT- very appropriate solution. And the delivery on charter Targa 52 boat and skipper/guide was beyond expectations... and we saw real full wild life polar bears and multiple “landings” in glaciers and in the middle of morse wildlife and surroundings we would not ever imagined could exist. So you are really Pros and highly “at cause”... especially since I was a perfect unknown to you when I called-up in February totally random from the sky, for that trip to be planned at very specific dates end july (flights already booked). Well well well done. NPS= 10. Thanks a kiloton
Jacada booked a wonderful itinerary for us in Iceland. The guides were all excellent, as were the hotels and the logistics of the trip.
I have already told all of my friends about Jacada. To have a customized and well organized vacation where I just show up and enjoy is such a blessing. We had the best holiday and can’t wait to do it again.
The staff is just lovely and very responsive. The people I worked with were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The guides they chose were absolutely top shelf - knowledgeable, personable, and fun to be with. My trip was to Iceland and it involved solo travel. I will definitely use this company again.
My husband and I could say without any reservations that this was the best vacation we've taken so far. Our travel designer, Hanna, and our concierge, Michele, were absolutely lovely and were careful to listen to our preferences. Everything we could think of was taken care of so that we could travel worry-free. The local tour guides and drivers were fantastic, and the itinerary was amazing - we saw and did things we would never have found on our own. Thanks very much, Jacada!
We are in California We have used Jacada remotely for trips to Argentina and Iceland and been pleased each time. All arrangements have been by emails and the internet. Will use again
We were absolutely thrilled with our vacation to Iceland that was planned by Jacada Travel. From the moment I contacted Jacada by email, the communication from Hanna, our Travel Designer, and later Michele, our Travel Concierge, was outstanding. Between numerous phone calls and emails, we were able to communicate our desires for this vacation and they were met perfectly. We were looking for a private 7 day tour of Iceland for our family of 7. Having limited time, we concentrated on southern Iceland, the Golden Circle, and Thorsmork. Once we landed, we were immediately picked up by Ragnar (Eskimos Travel, Jacada’s partner in Iceland), our guide for the next 4 days. In short, Ragnar was absolutely amazing. He quickly learned our desire to see and do as much as possible in the time we had and he did not disappoint. In Reykjavik, we were treated to a walking tour through the city with a lot of explanations, stories, etc., from Ragnar. He was obviously very knowledgeable and had many stories to share. We had also opted for a “foodie tour” and Ragnar took us to several restaurants for a taste of traditional Icelandic dishes. All were excellent (although some of us may disagree as far as the fermented shark and dried fish jerky are concerned!). After two days in Reykjavik, we departed for the countryside in southern Iceland. Again, Ragnar was an amazing guide, showing us so many beautiful sites (glaciers, glacier lagoons, waterfalls, volcanos, etc.), and spending much more time with us than he was obligated to do. Two of our days wound up being 12 hour days and we were thankful for Ragnar’s desire to spend so much time with us. Besides the visits to so many beautiful sites, one of the highlights for us was definitely the glacier hike. This was quite strenuous but we all enjoyed it thoroughly and standing on top of the glacier, absorbing the beautiful views, was unbelievable. We also visited glacier lagoons that were some of Ragnar’s favorites, not supposed to be on the tour but he wanted to show them to us. Stunning! After Ragnar’s time with us, Omar spent two days with us, touring in a heavily modified and luxurious 4x4. This enabled us to visit many sites that would be impossible with a typical vehicle. Omar was also a fantastic guide, so knowledgeable in Icelandic history and culture. In addition to visiting Geysir and the many sites of the Golden Circle, Omar took us to our glacier snowmobiling exhibition. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The experience of being on top of a mountain on top of a glacier, with the panoramic 360 degree views, was amazing. We all said we would like to do this again someday. Thorsmork was a rugged mountain ridge and valley that is best explored by 4x4. Omar was a great guide here, showing us many sites and leading us on hikes through the remnants of glacier lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, and the like. It’s hard to imagine we could have enjoyed our time in Iceland more. The hotels that Jacada picked for us were all exceptional 4-5 star hotels and since we ate most of our dinners at the two hotels once we left Reykjavik, it was great that the food was so good. Breakfasts were also always included in the hotel stays and were very good at all three of the hotels we stayed. When the time came for us to leave for the airport for our trip home, Ragnar picked us up and made sure we were delivered to KEF on time. We wouldn’t hesitate to have Jacada plan another vacation for us and look forward to it in the future.