Find Local Wedding Vendors

Discover and connect with wedding vendors that share your taste and your budget. With trusted reviews, you can rest easy that your wedding day will be as beautiful as you envisioned.

Travel in Waukesha,

First Choice Travel and Cruise

2120 E Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI
Services: Travel | Login to save vendor
(800) 896-4360

About Us

Since 1991...First Choice Travel & Cruise has been considered the #1 Travel Experts in Wisconsin and the Midwest with the most experience assisting couples and their families with DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS!

BEST HOT TIP: It doesn't cost any more to use a travel agent's service! Why would you leave the biggest day of your life to chance!

Please choose an experienced specialist for your Honeymoon or Destination Wedding as this is the most important trip of your life! Find someone with whom you can communicate with comfortably and easy! Don't leave it to chance. With over 28 years experience we also have the right resort contacts that will assure your once in a lifetime trip is going to be an excellent experience! We are here for YOU and want to eliminate all YOUR stress! Call 1-800-896-4360 or local WI couples please call 262-542-5955. [email protected]

First Choice Travel has specialized in Honeymoons and Weddings since 1991. See the difference and check out our REAL WEDDINGS! Our Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists are proud to show off some of our many,many wedding couples and their families! We are excited to have played such a big part in making those wonderful wedding memories come true!

Our clients are located all over the United States and our business success has grown from our repeat guests and referals! All of First Choice's experienced Destination Wedding Specialists love working closely with our brides, grooms and guests! We make the Honeymoon, Special Anniversary and Destination Wedding planning EASY for YOU!

First Choice Travel and Cruise award winning experts do specialize in Mexico and the Caribbean! We also like variety so ...we give you the world for your vacation choices! FCTC travel professionals represent the most experienced specialists, many with multiple destination and travel certifications for the South Pacific, New Zealand, Europe, Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Mexico and Tahiti!

Looking for something different? Our Destination Experts have the first hand knowledge and experience to make YOUR vacation, Honeymoon, Anniversary or Destination Wedding special! Why not try something different! Experience...the Cook Islands, Australia, Hawaii, Bora Bora, Moorea or Costa Rica all which are very HOT right now!

First Choice Travel and Cruise is proud to show you some pictures and quotes from our favorite BRIDES, GROOMS, GUESTS. We know our couples look like MOVIE STARS...but they are real people just like YOU! Check out our website o see all the VACATION SUCCESS STORIES!

Ever dream of a wedding in Scotland? Kerri Lapointe and Michael Webber actually did it!

And with style I might add. Check out that great kilt. See what the mother of the bride says about a Destination Scotland Wedding!!!

Destination Wedding in a castle in Scotland

I don't know if I can explain how wonderful it was to have a destination wedding. No one was driving, everyone was right there in time for the ceremony and the party. The most stressful part was hoping our clothes still fit on the wedding day, after enjoying great food and drink for 4 days before.
Scotland was most hospitable. The rules to marry were very clear, and before leaving the USA we had all confirmed papers, and it was just the ceremony and the wedding certificate left when we got there. WE spent some time in Edinburgh before going on to the Castle in Peebles. We stayed in a hotel that was in the middle of the shopping area and a very short walk up to the Royal Mile. Our hotel rooms looked out onto Edinburgh Castle. We had an easy 30 minute drive south to Peebles and up the driveway to the Castle. There were 3 B&B's along the driveway, so the overflow of people stayed there and could walk up the hill for dinner at the castle. The castle rooms are priced to include breakfast, and an allowance for the evening
meal. It was a terrific bargin. The food was exceptional! Each room in the castle is named for a Scotch, and we all tried the one that corresponded to our rooms. WE had drinks before dinner in the Library each night, and usually a nightcap after.

It was a most romantic and gracious place for a wedding and for a stay. Destination weddings are held in many wonderful places, not just warm climates. WE felt it was a wedding for a Princess and we were all treated like Royalty.

Judi Lapointe
Brookfield
Mother of the bride

COSTA RICA WEDDING

Brett May and Jessica Hill

RIU GUANACASTE

Hello Sara,

I hope this message finds you doing well!

We had an amazing trip and a perfect wedding day.Could not have asked for a better place to be for our special day with so many of our friends and family.Thank you for helping us make it all happen.We did a number of the excursions including jungle-top ziplining, a catamaran cruise where we saw whales and dolphins, and a great beachfront horseback ride.Also saw baby, sea turtles being born on the beach; priceless.The weather was gorgeous and the pools were great.

Thanks again,

Brett May

Excellence Punta Cana Wedding

Hi Gayle, Honestly the whole trip was a dream! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!!!! Thank you so much for recommending the Excellence, they really have putting together a wedding down! I wrote a review on Trip advisor. It's the "attention all Brides" one. I will call you sometime this week after work to give you more details;)

Julie Dietz

Jamaica Wedding

Gayle,

Our entire group had a blast. We can not wait to go back!! The wedding turned out fantastic and all of the staff was very accommodating. The weather was great even though it rained a couple of times but we were not bothered by it one bit! We didn't end up going on any excursions.....mostly hung out at the beach and swim up bar area! I could not have asked for a better trip!!
Thanks again for everything!!!
Raeanne

SANDALS NEGRIL WEDDING

Hi Gayle-

We had a fabulous time in Jamaica! The wedding and all of the staff were wonderful!! All of our guest had a blast! They gave us the champagne reception for everyone also which was a nice little bonus!

Kurt and I are already planning on going to another Sandals in 5 years-maybe Bahamas or a different city in Jamaica. (the whitehouse looks awesome!!)

Thank you for all of your help along the way. Everything worked out perfectly just like you said it would.

Thank you again,

Adele Kujawa

HONEYMOONS

Tahiti Honeymoon

Our trip was awesome! We loved Moorea, and loved the beach bungalows even more at the intercontinental than the over water's at the intercontinental. We also did the shark and sea ray excursion there and had lunch on the motu. It was unbelievable.

Did I mention the food? It was outstanding. That breakfast was well worth it! It saved us a lot of money, and monkeying around and no worries.

Bora Bora. Absolutely fabulous and the service couldn't have been better. We met a bunch of other honeymooners here with our same wedding date and spent many of our later evenings celebrating with them. YES, we got the canoe breakfast. It was really neat. Thank you for organizing that.

It was so hard to come back, I cried the whole way and most of yesterday. (my eye's are still puffy!) and it was so romantic. A great way to kick off our new lives together.

It was so fabulous. Thanks again Gayle!
It was the most amazing time ever!
We are already thinking of our next vacation!
Love,
Laura and Luke Leonard from Burnsville, Minnesota

Not everyone wants a beach vacation for their honeymoon ....as you will see!

Italy is where Jill and Joseph decided to spend their Honeymoon!

Hello Mary!

Our trip was amazing! The tour guides were great, and we were very happy with the itinerary. We're really happy that you had us fly in to Venice first, because that gave us a few days to adjust to the time change before our longer days in Rome...we loved Venice though, and wished we would've spent more time there!Thanks so much for your assistance! It made our honeymoon so much more enjoyable! Joseph and Jill

Honeymoon Adventure in Thailand for Ashley and Ryan!

Hey Lisa! We loved it! If we could go back, we would go! We wish we could have stayed just a little bit longer.
Brittany and Ryan

Hello to Gayle and staff,

Congrats on over 20 some years of making people smile!!!!!! We thank you for all the years that you have given us memories to cherish for a lifetime. Wishing you many more years of continued success.

Bob & Katie Watson


Tracy Cox

reviews
1 out of 5
Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • We had a cancelled flight from Athens to Chicago. We called First Choice travel company, no answer. We called the emergency help line for travelex and the representative told us we were covered to go ahead and buy the replacement airline tickets to get home. After we returned home and filed a claim, a representative told us we were NOT covered. The airline cancelled the flight, we did not! We were in a foreign country with no reservations for a hotel or future flight home. So, we made a split second decision to buy last minute tickets home, which were very expensive! After returning home we were told it was not a trip cancellation, which is a play on words by this insurance company-- Making people believe they are covered for a cancelled flight and in reality they are NOT! We thought we would be covered for cancelled flights and that is why anyone buys travel insurance. We did not need this insurance especially if it does not cover a cancelled flight! Be careful what you are buying!... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Tracy, We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the reimbursement amount from the Insurance Company for your flight issue. Unfortunately there is such a time difference between Europe and the States that if you called our office on that Sunday it was most likely closed. We do check daily and there were no messages on our voicemail nor an email that you had any issues. We would have directed you to talk to the airline since they are in charge of the flights. The airline reservation agents would have explained to you why your flight was cancelled or delayed and worked with you to book another comparable flight ....without an extra fee too! Sara was unaware that you contacted the Insurance emergency line. She did contact them again on your behalf and asked them to listen to the recording of your call. They went back to the recording and Philippe (at the emergency contact center) told you that you had trip delay benefits but it was up to the insurance company how much you would be reimbursed. You proceeded to tell him that you found tickets for $7400.00 and he replied that it is up to Travelex to determine the amount you would be reimbursed. Philippe did not have the ability to authorize ANY amount. Please understand, You originally booked premium economy airfare with your package and chose to book flights home on your own and upgrade yourself to a last minute First Class ticket. The flights you booked online would show all the classes and costs available. Business class is always around double the cost of premium economy. The insurance package you purchased was a combination of airfare, hotel, cruise line, train, transfers and excursions. Travel Insurance covers a variety of issues that can occur. Emergencies happen everyday. As your travel agent, we provide you with a copy of the Travel Insurance policy with the international emergency contact numbers for this reason, so they can help and explain how to proceed. The policy will have "Limits of Liability" that cap the amount you can claim. Travel Insurance, Home Insurance and Auto Insurance all have limits of liability. Please understand that First Choice Travel has no control over flight cancellations nor insurance claims. We are so glad that the rest of your very detailed trip went perfectly. My understanding is that our agent Sara even assisted you personally with filling out all the insurance claim forms for you and called the airline direct to get your airline refund along with many calls and emails following up with you. Now she even went back to the insurance company on your behalf to see if there was any misunderstandings on the flight reimbursement for you. The airline and the insurance company provided you with a refund, even though it wasn't exactly what you hoped for. I am glad you did get a refund. We always suggest travel insurance. Some countries even require proof that you have it. Throughout the years we have heard from clients that have had flight issues, medical issues and hotel issues and they have thanked us for giving them the option to purchase insurance. It is critical to have insurance when needed in an emergency situation. I feel comfortable that Sara did her job and even went above and beyond with helping you with the forms required and all of the follow up. While we share your frustration with the airline changes and the insurance company, we are not responsible for your purchase of new First Class return tickets that would have exceeded the cost of the original tickets by a substantial amount when you booked them. It is disappointing that you are giving our company a bad review for a situation that was completely out of our control. Gayle Zielke President First Choice Travel and Cruise

    Frequently Asked Questions about Travel

    What types of travel do you specialize in?

    Cruises, Destination Weddings, Family Trips, Group Travel / Tours, Honeymoons, Luxury Trips, Romantic Trips

    What destinations do you specialize in?

    Alaska, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Mexico, Pacific Islands

    What travel services do you provide?

    Emergency Assistance, Travel Insurance



    Find Amazing Vendors