Gina Donati

Redmond, Washington Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

European Travel, Culture, Food And Wine Specialist

It is often said “To learn of the person is to know the person”…so let me begin my story…  I have been in the travel industry for 5 years and have extensive knowledge in planning incredible customized itineraries for clients.  

I started my career with a passion for wine, food, history, culture, and travel.  After working in the travel industry for a major airline, I decided to enhance that experience by studying enology because I was interested in the wine culture of the Pacific Northwest. To gain more experience, I decided to work in the wine industry as a manager/wine buyer to see where that role would lead me in the future. 

Traveling to wineries and experiencing stunning locations and local cuisine, gave me a new perspective, my love of travel, food, and culture. I decided to enter into the life of a travel consultant and created my business so that I can share all of these wonderful places that I experienced with the world!

I have traveled extensively throughout most regions in Italy and having local family and friends, and many personal relationships with wineries, villas, and agriturismo owners, affords me the opportunity to provide you many options to personalize a custom itinerary to any region in Italy, specifically tailored for you! 

A bit more about what I offer

Venice - My view from my hotel window
Venice - My view from my hotel window

While my focus and specialty are food and wine travel, I also specialize in small, personalized luxury ocean and river cruises.

Our focus is comfortable elegance, world-class cuisine, and exceptional service.

 

 

My Reviews

Best Italy vacation planning

Reviewed By Jim W - Vancouver BC | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Gina must be a mind reader....I'm sure of it !!

I spoke to Gina about a plan for my first ever visit to Italy, accompanied by a friend and gave her a general idea of the month, region and sights we wished to include.
Gina knew so many details about each local town we discussed and the people who worked there that I remember thinking she must live there.
Gina followed up with a complete daily itinerary covering everything you could imagine, plus a variety of options for restaurants, sites and entertainment.
Flew in, picked up the rental car....flawless!! Same on the rental return.
We covered all the Italian hill towns, stayed in all the right places and were treated like VIP's.
On one of our last days I remember looking out over the surrounding view from our Italian hill town hotel balcony and thinking "Thank you Gina"
Under budget, exceeded expectations, stress free travel and incredible memories.
Thank you again Gina!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gina Donati responded:
Thank you Jim for your wonderful review and I am happy that I was able to create your dream trip to Italy! You were such a great client to work with and I hope that I can plan another trip for you in the future! Gina
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Spectacular Amalfi Coast & Charming Tuscany

Reviewed By Jennifer M - Seattle, Washington | Traveled to Amalfi ~ Italy ~ Europe
Gina planned our fabulous vacation in Italy from the Amalfi Coast through Tuscany. She secured quaint, charming and affordable hotels in each town, and provided us with recommendations of what to see & do and best restaurants in each town we stayed in. It was so easy to work with Gina. I felt like she listened to our wishes, needs and budget and delivered the most memorable vacation ever. I will definitely use Gina's expertise whenever I travel again. Thanks Gina!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gina Donati responded:
Thank you and I am happy that you enjoyed your travels throughout Italy! I am looking forward to planning your next trip!
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Wonderful Italian experience

Reviewed By B.A - Seattle | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Gina recently organized and planned our family vacation to Italy. We have never been to Italy, but Gina was very knowledgeable about each area she suggested. I have a two-year-old so it was important for us to find a location that was family friendly, but that also had amenities for adults. We couldn't have been more pleased with the itinerary. She sent us to a beautiful Tuscan beach that had great facilities and it was very family friendly with mostly locals. We then made our way to a Tuscan farmhouse where we learned how to make homemade pizza and tasted the local wines! What a fantastic vacation! highly recommend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gina Donati responded:
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a great pleasure to organize and educate your family about amazing Italy! I look forward to planning your next trip!
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Great trip!

Reviewed By MT - Seattle, WA | Traveled to
Gina is an awesome travel agent! She scheduled my dream trip exactly the way I dreamed of, I recommend her to all my friends!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Everything for our Italy trip was planned PERFECT!!

Reviewed By Swalkama - Gloucester, Ma | Traveled to
Gina worked with me to plan our trip and set up an itinerary that was exactly what we wanted. She supplied information for restaurants, sightseeing and history of each place with personal recommendations. It was nice to know we had a personal travel agent we can call anytime of our trip if we had a question or problem. I have and will recommend her to my family and friends!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Gina Donati responded:
Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you and your mom enjoyed your trip to Italy!
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She made planning stress free and fun!

Reviewed By Kalpin - Houston, TX | Traveled to
I enjoyed working with Gina. She made planning our trip stress free. She was responsive to all our needs and questions were answered in a timely fashion. I recommend Gina to friends and family!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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