Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Kathy Stewart

Kathy Stewart


Her vast network of contacts across France can open otherwise locked doors, whether they’re the gilded entrance to Versailles (where she gets clients in before the crowds arrive) or the humble gates of the Burgundy barrel makers, who supply the barriques for aging top Pinot Noirs. Stewart’s enviable Rolodex is just as valuable for trips elsewhere in Europe — just ask her clients who’ve gotten a behind-the-scenes peek into the Queen’s private apartments in Windsor Castle. Recently, she’s focused on developing extensive wellness-centric tours that incorporate hiking, e-biking, and yoga in places such as the Dolomites, Ischia, Portugal, and Turkey. Regardless of destination, Stewart prides herself on staying keyed-in to trends — with her well-traveled clients increasingly asking for active, multigenerational itineraries and remote, exotic locales, the hunt for the latest must-try experiences never ceases. “I'm looking into the new gravel biking trend, starting with the Strade Bianchi in Tuscany,” says Stewart. If you’d rather just rest and recharge, never fear: With top luxury properties like England’s The Newt and Provence’s Villa La Coste among Stewart’s favorite picks, you can trust she’ll steer you right.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Europe, family travel, and multigenerational travel

Languages Spoken: English and French

Minimum Daily Spend: From $1,000 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: From $500; can be applied to trip cost

Contact Info | 800-678-1147 | Toronto