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Cecilia Soares

I am a Travel Advisor for JayWay Travel and I specialize in Central Europe and the Adriatic Coast. Traveling is my passion! I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and enjoy planning memorable trips for my clients, where they can truly experience each destination they visit.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Central Europe and the Adriatic Coast."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Although I am Brazilian by birth, I have spent most of my living in other countries, such as the UK, Canada, Mexico, and the US. My father traveled a lot for work and ever since I was a baby I have been traveling the world! After graduating from university in Canada, I worked at in Marking & Communications for several multi-national companies and later on became a partner in a marketing agency, where I was responsible for organizing corporate events, hospitality, and travel all over the world, from small groups of 10 to up to 250 people. I've been working in the travel industry for the last 5 years. My fluency in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese) helps me get around wherever I go! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have had many unique travel experiences but the most recent one was last November in Salzburg, Austria. I attended a classical music concert in the beautiful Marble Hall of Mirabel Palace. To experience Mozart in this amazing setting was just magical!"

One of the 14 wooded Pakleni islands off the coast of Hvar
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary is perfect for the active traveler, from the neo-baroque buildings and leafy green parks in Zagreb to the narrow alleys and medieval fortress walls of Dubrovnik. You'll spend a day canyoning the Cetina River and discover the natural beauty of both Korčula and Hvar islands as you bike and hike your way through the rugged terrain of the Pelješac Peninsula. You'll also spend time visiting Plitvice Lakes, trekking in Paklenica National Park, and exploring historic Šibenik.

Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 10 Days

A combination of diverse cultural exploration and active adventure, this 10-day itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast. You'll explore historic Dubrovnik, ancient Split, and idyllic Hvar, as well as venture to nearby islands, Krka National Park, and Šibenik. You'll bike Korčula Island, kayak off of Dubrovnik and Hvar, sail amid the Pakleni Islands, and discover the island of Brač.

Brac Island
8 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Eight days is a great amount of time for an introductory trip to Croatia. You can focus on a single region like the Dalmatian coast or the Istrian peninsula or you can cover country-wide highlights if you don't mind a fast-paced trip. Thanks to the country's relatively small size and international flight options to Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik, you can start your trip in the north and work your way to the south. Learn more with these exciting itineraries below.

View from the Soca valley to mountains of Triglav National Park
7 Days in Slovenia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With a week in Slovenia, you can take in various highlights or spend your time exploring one region, like Mount Triglav or the Julian Alps, in greater depth. In these five one-of-a-kind itineraries, you'll hike between mountain huts in Triglav National Park, sample local wines in Goriška Brda, cycle through native forests on the Istrian peninsula, swim and kayak on Lake Bled, and hike through the picturesque gorges and villages of the Soča Valley.

Korčula's Old Town
Croatia in September: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Outside the height of peak season, September makes for a great time to visit Croatia. The crowds have lessened somewhat, the weather is not blazingly hot, and the Adriatic is still warm enough to go swimming. Let this monthly guide help you find the best places to visit and things to do.

Lake Bled, Slovenia
Food & Nature in Slovenia - 8 Days

This adventurous itinerary brings you on a thrilling gastronomic and cultural journey through Slovenia's top regions. Explore Ljubljana's old town, see Lake Bled's 11th-century castle, and explore the fairytale-like landscapes of the Soca River Valley. End your trip in Slovenia's Goriska Brda region, where world-class wines, a Mediterranean vibe, and exceptional farm-to-table cuisine await.

Recent trip reviews for Cecilia

Private walking tour guides
Germany | May 27 - Jun 9, 2022

Polly M.
Security-Widefield, CO | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Our guides were outstanding. Lucy in Prauge provided a detailed history of her country. We learned so much from her . Bernie in Salzburg was very informative as well and recommended many things to see and do as well as places to avoid. Our guide in Vienna was very excellent too. She spent extensive time with us and made sure we were comfortable with the transportation in the city. She was super smart on all of the history of Vienna. Our guide Alice in Budapest was very kind and took lots of time with us . All of them were so very good!!!

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