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Sonia Vanzin

My name is Sonia and I am your Travel Designer from Your Custom Journey based in Venice, a luxury brand dealing directly with high-end individual travelers.

I was born in Treviso, in the mainland of Venice and I am in love with my country. I am graduated in 'Foreign Languages and Tourism' at Ca' Foscari University in Venice.
My passion is simply traveling: I spent 2 years in Australia, 1 in New Zealand, 3 months South America, 1 month New York, visited many times Spain, Germany, France and the rest of Europe and I deeply and personally know Italy and its wonders.

What I can plan for my clients is a combo of tailor-made tours, luxury services, and unique experiences always accompanied by local and typical tastes of Italy.
The passion I have for my job is my strength.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

- Kayaking
- Food & wine experiences
- Horseback riding
- Biking and Hiking
- Romantic moments: sunset cruise, gondola ride with music, special dinners, etc.
- Vintage cars and vespas tours
- Photo shooting sessions
... and much more!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"After graduation, I travelled for a bit around the world and once I came home, I started working for a well-known tour operator in Venice. In those years, I enriched y knowledge customizing trips for US and Australian high-end travellers.
Today, I am specialized in Honeymoons, active trips and holidays for young travellers."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have been traveling backpacking for years and I could spend hours telling the weirdest and most exciting experiences... definitely, the most unique ever has been the plankton tour in the Carribean sea."

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