This Blue Horizon Travel Highlights of Egypt Tour was a wonderful trip which far exceeded my expectations. Our local guide, Romani, was excellent and our hotel accommodations were 5 star. The 3 day cruise and snorkeling in the Red Sea made this trip unforgettable. I felt totally safe and well guided every moment of the trip while touring the ancient land of Egypt.

- Kathy N

My husband, friend, and I recently booked a trip to Universal Studios, Orlando through Diane Gelaude of Blue Horizon. From the beginning Diane was pleasant, easy to deal with and professional. The trip went off without a hitch. She made meal, hotel, transportation, airline, dinner reservations, and purchased park tickets. Everything was exactly as expected. Diane went above and beyond by typing up a daily itinerary and telling everyone that there was a birthday in the group. This added personal touch to the trip. I would rate Diane and Blue Horizon a five out of five.

- Tara and Rick

I so appreciate the wonderful service from Blue Horizon Travel in helping me plan a family trip to Costa Rica. With only 9 days available, Diane was able to customize the trip to suit our interests and time frame. We visited Arenal Volcano, Monte Verde reserve, a coffee plantation and Manuel Antonio National Park. A bonus was an evening of typical foods and dancing. Local tour guides were very knowledgeable, eager to share their country, and customs. I had never done a custom trip before but will not hesitate to plan one again in the future. The highlight for me was seeing the Resplendent Quetzal bird in its magnificence as well as enjoying my grandchildren's reaction to the sights. My granddaughters were greatly impressed with Asis Wildlife Refuge, seeking to return in a few years to volunteer there. My sixth-grade granddaughter said that I could “feel free to take us on another trip”. I guess it was a success. Thank you Blue Horizon.

- Mary Ann Hutchison

Hi Diane!!

Just a quick note, to wish our most “Sincere Thanks,” for all of the travel arrangements that you made for our Alaska in August Excursion!!

We had a fine-time! Thanks so much coordinating our travel arrangements with our friends.

We had a great time wherever we went – Fairbanks, Denali, the McKinley Explorer, Anchorage, Seward, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan & Vancouver. Cruising on the Noordam was fantastic while going through Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and into Canada. The dining, the food, the entertainment, the ship’s crew, the arranged activities, etc. were all wonderful!

I would definitely recommend Holland America and the Noordam, to anyone. In fact, I have already recommended that our friends from Geneseo contact you and Blue Horizon.


- Connie & Joe Schurr

Thank you for helping plan our April-May trip to Ireland. Everything went so smoothly. We loved the tour, the guide and the people on the bus! Couldn’t have had more fun!! It was like one big family! We’re still in touch with some of the people. Can’t say enough about our guide/driver! Outstanding! So subtly entertaining and knowledgeable.
Thanks for all you did to make the trip uncomplicated for us. All connections to our side trip to England to see Ken’s sister were perfect. Also loved our new backpacks. . . perfect for the trip!
Thanks so much for a wonderful trip!!

- Ken & Laurie Johnson Orion, IL

"Giving a travel agent the gargantuan task of organizing a family trip in a foreign country with 10 people ranging in age from 59 to 8 who have varying interests almost borders on cruelty. But – WOW – did Bonnie and Diane arrange the trip of a lifetime for our family and give us memories to cherish forever! We could not have asked for better planning, caring, concern, and service from a travel agency. They handled everything from helping us decide where to go, how to organize everyone, what excursions to take, flights, transfers, hotels, guidelines while in the country, currency, passports, and everything else related to the trip. They went above and beyond in their attention to detail and providing useful knowledge while being personable and informative. Costa Rica was the perfect choice for our family and we experienced many things including zip lining, a volcano, hot springs, a night walk in the rainforest, a boat trip, riding atvs, the beach, surfing, good food, and friendly people. Everything that Blue Horizon arranged went off without one issue! Not one!! The timing of the flights and transfers were perfect and all the hotels exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend Blue Horizon for any trip you may be planning…large or small. If they can handle our clan and have it turn out so wonderful, they can handle anyone! Bravo, Blue Horizon!!"

- Nancy

We have worked with Diane from Blue Horizon Travel & Yacht for approximately 10 years. We have a big group that goes on vacation ever year somewhere out of the country. She takes care of all our travel documents and our transportation from airport to our resort and resort back to the airport.
Diane always goes out of the way to answer any and all questions. We have a party for everyone going on this vacation. Diane comes to the party to give out documents and gives the group little ideas and suggestion of side trips. She also gives us suggestions of anything to look out for while out of the country.

Diane also has gone to battle for us when something wasn’t what they said it was going to be on our vacations. We have received a small rebate for our next trip as a result of her battling for our vacationers. The best part was nobody in our group had to do anything, but we all got the rebate after Diane did all the work.

Diane is one of the best travel agent we ever had that is why we keep going back.

- Dan and Brenda VanVooren

Hi Linda and Diane,

John and I had an amazing trip to Ireland!! I loved each and every place we stayed. I loved the location of all three hotels Linda reserved for us (Killarney, Belfast and Dublin) and our castle stay at the Dromoland Castle was dreamy!! It reminded me of our honeymoon and our stay at The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. Our trip was an amazing mix of fun city visits and natural wonders.

Like our Austria trip it is so nice to have everything paid for and to have the vouchers. Linda, you have made everything so easy for John and I!! Although John may have some other thoughts in regards to driving in Ireland. LOL He did well though...we arrived safely back in Moline with lots of amazing memories and stories to tell. 

We have already been thinking about where we want to go next year!!

- Holly

Hi Diane,

We got home last night and it was a FANTASTIC trip!! Thank you for all that you did to make it come together. Everything went smoothly. We met people from all over the world (Hong Kong, Australia, many Canadians, and of course, ones from many different U.S. states.)
Thank you again.

- Noreen & Mike

Linda Meadors is a travel agent whose attention to detail is over the top. I say this because Linda arranged our group reunion and cruise travels in 2015, and Patsy and I have continued to use her expertise. Linda is a world traveler in her own right, and it is her knowledge of the travel industry that makes her such an asset.

- Robert and Patsy Dietrich