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Personalized Experiences

We curate the ideal travel itinerary complete with a luxury small ship ocean or river cruise,
private tours, and transportation based on your interests and travel style.

Tillie James Travel offers the kind of knowledgeable and personalized care that comes from understanding your unique needs. We have more than 20 years of experience in event and travel management but more importantly, we are luxury travelers with firsthand experience as both travelers and advisors. We can anticipate and mitigate any possible problems before they arise so that you get a peaceful and stress-free trip every time.



Scenic Eclipse - Verandah Suite Lounge 2

Luxury Cruising

Luxury cruising is the best way to see multiple destinations. The luxury amenities of the ship feel like a five-star hotel, but without the need to pack up and move to every new location, it becomes your home away from home. Along with lush amenities, cruises offer exclusive excursions and ways to experience each destination.


Solo Travel

There is a special freedom to exploring a destination without the need to compromise. Let us help you book your dream journey making sure to schedule in all of the activities and attractions you most want to see.

  • A specialized itinerary just for you based on the attractions that you most want to see

  • One-on-one conversations with locals to immerse yourself in the destination like a culinary workshop in Vietnam

  • Traveling solo doesn’t mean traveling alone with our white glove service

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Private Tours

The benefit of booking through Tillie James Travel is the white glove service that you get when planning your trip. On days when the cruise itinerary leaves a day free for exploration, we step in to plan a specialized outing for you such as booking private tours and location-specific experiences.

  • Tours that are customized to suit your interests

  • One-on-one conversations with local experts and guides like the brewers who use centuries-old recipes to make German “smoke beer”

  • Make the most of every day with a personalized itinerary

Cheetahs on Safari

Family Travel

Getting the family together for a trip is often a once-in-a-lifetime event and the journey you take together should reflect that. Let us help you plan the perfect trip with activities and attractions that will delight both the young and the young-at-heart.

  • Spend time together exploring new and exciting destinations like South Africa or Prague

  • Break into smaller groups for age-appropriate activities. Adults can go to a wine tasting while the kids head off to an interactive museum

  • Family meals take on a new meaning at a special wine pairing and dinner under the stars in France

  • Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat

  • Sip champagne at the base of Victoria Falls

  • Fall in love again walking along the Seine


Romantic Travel

Engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries - your life together is full of beautiful moments that deserve celebration. Allow us to help you craft the perfect trip for two where you can bask in the beauty around you and each other’s company.

  • Fundraising cruise in the Chobe National Park for a non-profit organization

  • Bachelor party tasting American brews and BBQ down
    the Mississippi

  • Girls’ getaway trip through Germany’s wine region

Group Tours

Group Tours offer their own unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to coordinating transportation. Let us handle the details so your group can focus on what is most important, experiencing all the destination has to offer.

  • Incentive travel for your company’s top earners

  • Location-specific team building activities like a safari scavenger hunt

  • Meeting of the minds to celebrate the launch of a new product or service


​During an initial complimentary consultation, we'll discuss options for your group or corporate travel.


Corporate Travel

Your team works hard for you, show your appreciation with a cruise through a beautiful and culture-rich destination. Trips can be customized to offer team building activities, brainstorming sessions, and inspirational speakers from around the world.

 Working With Us 

Complimentary Consultation

We will meet with you either in person or by telephone to discuss and design your travel desires. In this introduction, we’ll get to know you as well as your travel style, expectations, and interests. From there we can begin planning your dream trip.



Our professional service fee starts at $250 per itinerary. After this non-refundable fee is paid, you only pay for the cost of the trip.


We then research the best options for your flights, accommodations, excursions, and destinations. We prepare research notes and perform due diligence on your behalf. We prepare a customized proposal designed to exceed your expectations. We figure out how to maximize every dollar of your trip budget and ensure fair pricing.


Once you sign off on our proposal, we book your travel reservations for hotel, air, cruise, ground transportation, and tours. After that, we confirm your travel itinerary with you prior to departure to ensure every detail has been handled.

Every Step of the Way

We are available to answer any questions you may have before, during, and after the completion of your travel.

Let us curate

personalized experiences

for you

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