Gwen Kozlowski


Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Gwen Kozlowski
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Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia are among the favorites of this Central Europe specialist, who regularly hits the ground to find out about the latest flight routes, hotel openings, and cultural offerings. Kozlowski excels at planning multicity trips—like a 16-day tour that included Budapest, Munich, and Vienna. The group went to the BMW Museum, hiked in the Austrian Alps, and visited Bavarian castles.

Meticulous about hotels, guides, and drivers, she personally vets each one. "I have spent years interviewing and testing guides and drivers and experience-makers locally, and they are all sourced directly through me," she says. "Some of my personal favorites are the grandson of one of the most well-known vintners in the Wachau Valley in Austria—who takes our guests to private tasting rooms and wineries to learn about the viticulture and sample the best wines of the region— and a scholar of Judaism who takes our guests to both the Jewish Quarter in Prague, but also to other important Jewish sites across the Czech Republic."

She's a pro at planning multi-generational itineraries — a growing trend, and one of her preferred ways to travel — and has an eye for activities with appeal for all ages, like outdoor waltz lessons in Vienna or a tour of the grounds of the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Kozlowski also keeps tabs on the best hotel openings, like the recent debut of the Matild Palace in Budapest, the Maslina Resort in Hvar, and the One&Only Portonovi In Montenegro.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: The Baltics (including Croatia and Slovenia), Russia, Ukraine

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $400 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: From $250; can be applied to trip cost

Contact Info | 800-633-1008 | Tampa, Fla.


"Everything was first class. There were absolutely no glitches; all the guides and drivers were prompt and great. When we got off the train in Budapest, our driver was standing at the bottom of the platform waiting for us!" — Ray

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