I will offer an exclusive custom itinerary in one place. I won't oversell you and don't make extra commission. I offer retreat vacations, as well as family roots vacations, and something new, the best AF, alcohol free vacations. Every trip has 7 signature elements: safety, security, beautiful scenery, a fine art or music experience, socio-political tolerance, environmental impact, and fun.
Either me or my clients, or both, went on each one of these, and I am here to share them with you. I listen to them, and in return, provide them with my exploratory knowledge and combine music or art when possible.
Ama Waterways river cruise. Winter in Europe? Oh yeah! This is a small group trip with Jazz Music Travel Christmas in Vienna, anyone? It starts there and winds it's way along the upper Danube through the most beautiful towns in Austria and Germany.
For people from Pittsburgh originally, or people wanting to visit Pittsburgh for the first time. For people who are celebrating (wedding, anniversary, birthday). Also, for people who want to memorialize a beloved family member . Several events included...
Explore Pittsburgh individually or together! All the best hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing tours with insider friends to guide you! Have group, great! Customize your own events with Jazz Music Travel.
from $2000 per person
Discover Asia with the country that has it all. First class lodging, five mountain ranges, cosmopolitan cities, beaches, hiking, absolutely scrumptious food with restaurants featuring every influence of Chinese cuisine. And the best museum in Asia featuring a collection from almost every dynasty and region of China.
My client who wasn't in the mood to travel outside the US really loved this custom itinerary to New Mexico. It was her dream to see the artist Georgia O'Keefe's home. She had a Native American guide for that private excursion, who also took her to sacred burial grounds. She stayed in the finest hotels and had convenient transport. But she really loved the balloon ride.
7500-8000 per person
I have booked so many people on a trip to Italy, and they overwhelmingly love it. See what one of my clients has to say in the "show notes."
1500 per person
This will be filled with updates because it is an upcoming featured journey.
$1000 per person
There are arguably many jazz festivals in the world today, one of the most well known in the USA is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, usually held at the end of April-beginning of May. This is a 5 day trip that includes flight, hotel, car, tour of the French Quarter, and a full day at the festival.
Laurie Scheid has twelve years in travel after college courses launched a new career, working with large agencies and now owning her own business. She has a certificate for Good Travels, an organization for environmentally conscious travel agents; and certificates for group travel, Taiwan, Caribbean, and river cruising. Her nickname "Lucianne" highlights her lifetime career as a professional jazz singer. She continues as a singer/songwriter. Thus the name Jazz Music Travel. She was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh and lives there in her present future with her two dogs, maybe more dogs. who knows what the future will bring!
I’m going to say 5 stars and I’ll post it. We took a father - daughter trip to New Orleans, during my daughter’s college spring break. Using Laurie at Jazz Music Travel was great because she suggested that if we moved our trip up a few days we could spend time at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, one of the biggest and best music festivals in the world. Our flights were well arranged, our French Quarter hotel was clean and convenient, and we had a nice walking tour of the French Quarter, tasting beignets. The only snag was a bad rental car experience, but Laurie was there live time via texts and phone and saved us time and stress. The highlight of the trip was the jazz festival. We got to see fantastic bands, especially Boz Scaggs. I should have taken her advice about sunscreen, but all in all, it was really fun. I especially liked the itinerary Jazz Music Travel put together for New Orleans. There wasn’t much we didn’t know about the place after she printed that up for us. (Mark Kirshner, TN, May 2022)
I met Laurie years ago when she helped our family plan our first trip to Hawaii. The trip was such an amazing experience for us, that I turned to Laurie when we choose to plan our first family trip to Europe. I have worked with other travel agents in the past as we enjoy traveling ALOT, but I have never met a travel agent like Laurie! Our trip literally became a personal venture for her as well & she walked us through EVERY detail of our two week adventure in Italy. The planning process was so much fun, not stressful & she worked with us to keep the trip within our budget. I feel very blessed to know Laurie & LOOK FORWARD to planning our next big vacation with her as well! THANK YOU LAURIE!!
(Heather Mina, NC 2019)
Laurie was so great in helping me plan my trip to New Mexico. She worked within my budget and set me up in boutique hotels. She also set up my hot air balloon ride and individual tour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and art studio. My biggest concern was wanting to visit 2 different places without back tracking. She was helpful in finding a daily train that traveled between the 2 cities I visited! It was so well planned, easy to get place to place yet also allowed me alone time to explore and shop on my own! Thanks, Laurie!
(Thomas Shearon, 2019)
This is a great company, run by kind and considerate people. Laurie is a wonderful person to work with. I would recommend her to everyone.
(Chris Welling, 2017)
Thank you so much for all your help. Not only the excellent trip planning but even more important, the choices you offered and your insistence upon insuring the trip. I had no idea how valuable your advice would be until Franco had a heart attack in Marrakesh, where they saved his life. You told me that you thought a good travel insurance policy from a company that you trusted was essential, and I cannot express how right you were. Their contact person for emergency assistance spoke the languages and could translate in the initial emergency, and after he was stabilized, she called me every day to check on Franco's health and to make herself useful to me in the stressful situation. Because of the language barrier, she was the only person I had to talk to.
In sum, I will call only you when we travel and refer you to all my friends.
(Binna Green, Asheville, NC, 2013 )
Laurie Lucianne Scheid, what a 2013 you have had with Trafalgar! You have sent 37 people on a gallery of our tours all over the world this year! I am so tickled that we are working together and want you to know how grateful we are for you, and your business.
With Sincere Warm Thanks, Jennifer
(Jennifer Reynolds, Eastern Regional Director of Trafalgar Tours 2013/14)
Your boss called me today to check on my trip I told her Laurie [Lucianne] had done a great job. She said she would call me after the trip. Good, that'll give me another chance to tell her what a good job you did. Peace and joy!
(Cecil Jividen, Asheville, NC, 2014)
I am writing to tell you that I returned safe and sound on September 25 from Paris to Atlanta. It was 9 PM and I was beat! I have to compliment you and your travel company. Everything went like clockwork! Everything was in place and functioning without a hitch. Likewise, I was able to make all my connections without a hitch. The experience in Charles de Gaulle airport coming back was tiresome, I have never seen so many people. But, my trip in Nice, France and all the sightseeing I did was great. The hotel Jardin de Cluny was delightful - the staff were great - good neighborhood! Thank you for taking the time to plan something so unique.
(Pat Robinson, Brevard, NC, 2012)
We are back from Italy! I haven't had a spare moment to breathe, much less to drop by your office, but I didn't want any more time to pass without sending you a heartfelt thank you for all your dedication in putting together our family’s Italian holiday. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. Our Trafalgar tour director was incredible, making sure mom could get to see what she wanted (she was recovering from cancer), giving her options to make more strenuous activities, and making sure mom and dad had the most accommodating rooms available. The "be my guest" dinner at Il Lecchio Villa was the highlight of the trip– the Chianti chicken was scrumptious. Waking up at Lake Garda was like awakening in an aviary, the sound of birdsong and fragrant air. We have touched the Vatican, the Pantheon, Michelangelo's home; talked to friendly natives of Florence; seen the church where Vivaldi was baptized. We made gelato as staple to our diets as well as bruschetta and espresso with cream.
I still find it hard to believe that we really did this! Our whole family went to Italy! Thank you Laurie Lucianne Scheid for getting us there.
(Kelly Knapp, Asheville, NC, 2014)