(35 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Gunes Hopson

Glen Allen, VA

Certified Luxury Travel Advisor

I am a certified luxury travel advisor who provides concierge-style planning services to busy families, taking care of all the details so that you can relax. I specialize in luxury travel and can provide complimentary amenities at certain resorts. I have trusted travel industry credentials: I am an FTA Certified Family Travel Advisor, an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor, and a Certified Luxury Specialist through both the Travel Institute and the Travel Leaders Network. Feel free to contact me for all your luxury vacation planning needs!

My Travel Specialties

Luxe Travel Expert

I had my first taste of luxury travel when I stayed in a Four Seasons hotel many years ago (and enjoyed some Preferred Partner benefits through my travel advisor!). I've been hooked ever since and became a Certified Luxury Specialist through both the Travel Institute and the Travel Leaders Network....
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Enjoying the good life in the Canadian Rockies

Cruise Expert

I love cruises! I've been cruising for the past thirty years and live for days at sea. I've been all over the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, along the Mexican Riviera, and up to Alaska. I've sailed on five different cruise lines and always like to sail concierge level to get some extra pampering....
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The Disney Wonder, docked in Puerto Vallarta

Disney Expert

I'm a Disney nut who loves to savor the finer side of the parks, resorts, and Disney Cruise Line. I've experienced club level at Disney resorts and have stayed many times at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. I've sailed concierge level on...
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They call me @pamperedminnie on Instagram!

Certified Luxury Travel Advisor

From a very young age, I have been traveling with my family and always have loved to travel. In fact, my first international trip was as a toddler on a trans-Atlantic flight to Turkey with my parents. I clearly caught the travel bug during that fateful journey, as I since have visited 35 countries...
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The lazy river at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando

My Travel Albums

Waldorf Astoria Orlando - Presidential Suite
Hotel lobby
Veranda Lounge at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Wonder in port at Puerto Vallarta
Montage Laguna Beach
Four Seasons Resort Orlando

My Reviews

39 of 48 people found this review helpful
The best bang per port
Gunes got us an incredible concierge level deal from a cruise company
By  Ozzie  from  Midlothian, VA
Traveled to  Canary Islands ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Always happy to find my clients great value for their vacations, especially when it comes to luxury travel!

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33 of 39 people found this review helpful
Family trip to WDW
Gunes was extremely helpful every step of the way. I knew that she had every detail taken care of both before and during the trip, and it made everything so stress-free! Even with a last-minute date change, she took care of it all quickly and efficiently. I will definitely use her services again for future trips.
By  Diana  from  Kernersville, NC
Traveled to  Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to plan all the details for your Disney vacation. I love it when my clients have stress-free trips! I cannot wait to help you plan your next family vacation.

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33 of 39 people found this review helpful
COVID traveling, and dreaming about future travels
Gunes provided the most professional and informative experience for us! She had answers to issues related to our travels BEFORE I even knew to ask the questions. She was always available...before, during, and after our trips....and made sure all of our needs were met. Outstanding service!
By  Christine I.  from  Richmond, VA
Traveled to  Virginia Beach ~ Virginia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to serve you, and I look forward to planning many more vacations for your family.

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29 of 32 people found this review helpful
Highly Recommend A Travel Expert Like Gunes!
Gunes is so great at what she does and I'm so appreciative of her help with our family weekend getaway to a resort in Middleburg. In particular, she was great about sorting out what kinds of plans we should make for meals and activities for our 4-year old, sleeping arrangements for the baby, and was full of useful recommendations. We spent LESS working with her than we would have if we'd booked on our own at Salamander.
By  RachelGB  from  Richmond, Virginia
Traveled to  Virginia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! I love Salamander Resort and am so glad your family was able to enjoy your stay there.

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30 of 34 people found this review helpful
Luxury Disney World Vacation!
Amazing! Gunes was with us every step of the way, from brainstorming, to planning, to the day of and throughout our trip. She has so much helpful knowledge that she is willing to share to give us the best experience based on our personal wants and within our budgets. I was most impressed with her getting us a great package for a new Disney resort that was of utmost luxury, while staying within budget. Gunes was able to recommend flights, hotels and dates, but also gave us multiple options to choose what works best for us. She also gave us park recs and restaurant recs, and helped us make reservations as needed. She was essential in giving us a trip that we will remember fondly forever and a trip that for the first time was stress free for me because I knew she had it all handled!
By  Jana  from  Richmond, VA
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Gunes Hopson responded:
I am so very happy that I was able to provide you with a stress-free vacation experience! My goal is to always take care of the details so that you can relax.

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Destination Expert:

  • At Sea
  • Walt Disney World
  • Hawaii
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Caribbean

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Disney Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Family Vacations
  • Beach Vacations
  • Global Travel
  • European Culture
  • National Parks

Top Travel Partners:

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Disney
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Adventures By Disney
  • Disneyland Resorts
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Classic Vacations

Certifications/Awards:

  • ASTA Verified Travel Advisor
  • FTA Certified Family Travel Advisor
  • Travel Institute Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Disney College of Knowledge
  • Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure

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