"A La Carte is the perfect name for your company because you offer so many choices, and I get to play a very active role in the design of our annual trips. You listen to my ideas and wishes attentively, and you also suggest wonderful possibilities that I never could have imagined - activities and locations that are far out of the realm of typical student travel. You are passionate about what you do, and you treat each trip as a very exciting and special project. We have a blast brainstorming together to create a trip that delights my students and teaches them so much. I am so happy to travel with A la Carte each year! Thank you for all you do for me and my students."
CS - Orange County, CA
"A trip with A La Carte is truly an amazing experience. It allows me the flexibility to set my own itinerary, but with the help and support of a travel expert. Rene is the most honest businessman you will ever meet and he goes above and beyond to make sure that the trips can happen, even with low registration, without raising prices. I will never travel with another tour company. Thank you so much for giving my students a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
SH- Henrico, VA
"A La Carte Travel put together a fantastic trip for my group! They really do live up to their name and provide an individualized experience for each group that travels with them. For us, that meant finding us airfare from our local airport rather than having to leave from and return to an airport that was 3 hours away. It also meant providing escorts who were willing to ask us what our group would like to do when we had some down time (our Madrid escort arranged a visit to El Prado that hadn't been part of our itinerary and the Barcelona escort brought us to the beach). The restaurants that were selected were very nice and served authentic Spanish cuisine and the hotels were in excellent locations. While I was nervous in the planning stages of the trip because it had been a while since I had gone overseas with students, I now know that I had nothing to worry about. A La Carte Travel is a company that works diligently to provide the very best experience for each group that travels with them, no matter the size (I traveled with 11 students) or the home location of the group."
RP- Ottowa County, MI
"Last summer, while I was in France with 24 students, Air France was planning a strike. As soon as the dates of the strike were made public, René called me and reassured me that he would be monitoring the situation carefully. He was true to his word. With no discussion, Air France rerouted our group for 2 days after our original flight date and with 2 stops - a clearly unacceptable option. René stayed in constant contact with me, telling me all the option they were looking into and soliciting my input. In the end, we were able to return home one day late, on our original flights. Though the end result was not ideal, I do know that it was much better because the A La Carte team was so resourceful and tenacious."
DM - San Francisco, CA