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VIKING TRAVEL - Luxury Travel Experts
Viking Travel is a full service travel agency with offices located in Westmont and Naperville, Illinois and in Katy, Texas.
We are celebrating over 41 years in Business!
Our travel experts, with over 500 years of combined experience, have served travelers with their vacation and dream adventures over every inch of the globe. Led by Peg and John Haskins, VikingTravel/The Cruise Shop has some of the most knowledgeable travel advisors in the industry and has been recognized as "one of the very best" agencies in the country for outstanding service and impeccable professional standards. Also -- Read this:
"Why Use A Travel Agent"
We enjoy meeting folks, face-to-face, in our local communities - so we get involved in some of the events around town, or we host events in our offices. Visit our page on BRIDAL Events. Or - Check our EVENTS page to get more info, or - if you can't make an event
Did you know that we will set up a private consultation with you, with regard to any cruise or destination, you desire? Just give us a call!!!
Want to Visit the South Pacific?
Click here to see special vacations, cruises and travel ideas to experience Australia, Fiji and Tahiti, with one of our South Pacific Specialists. You'll get to enjoy the true meaning of luxury!
Traveling With Our Local Partners,
Independent Travel Specialists & Specialty Tour Directors...
Did you know?
We have a special trip planned with Henry Ristic, Tour Director and Host, along with other like-minded travelers for an truly amazing 13 Day Tour experience to visit "The Treasures of Ireland!"
Note: Space is Limited. The response to this trip has been excellent. Over 50% of our exclusive motor coach seats have already been booked. If you would like to join us please click here for a complete itinerary and registration form. Then call Liz at 630-321-1664 or Email Liz to secure your seat on this fascinating travel opportunity.
Joanne Gardner is one of our cherished Independent travel specialists. She has served travelers with their arrangements and planning for over 30 years. She is also a past President of the Midwest Chapter of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) which is our trade association. Her current specialties are destination weddings, honeymoons, culinary travel, volunteer vacations and (any size) group travel.
She recently made a major life change, as she and her husband Michael Gardner are now working on the Holland American ships in the 'future cruise booking' area. She has a four month contract and is Blogging about her experiences. Access Joanne's Blog here.
We have a dedicated Cruise division, called The Cruise Shop. Our cruise travel experts have sailed on just about every cruise line there is and will offer you first-hand knowledge about the ships you may be considering. Check out that website! We will even provide you with the guidance and expertise you'll need to Cruise For FREE! Call us today to find out how to get started! Our phone numbers and email addresses located to the left of each page.
Please explore our site or contact one of our travel advisors. We'll show you the difference between a nice trip and an unforgettable experience. If you want to Invest in a Romantic Destination, we have travel agents who specialize in Australia, Fiji and Tahiti. If it' a Sandals or Beaches Resort you're interested in - we have agents who are Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialists.
Get a Trip Quote, check out our Shared Adventures group travel calendar, or our Faith Based Travel page, or Honeymoons and Destination Weddings, even our Bridal Registry! See details about our Inspired Journeys.
Luxury cruise lines, bed-and-breakfasts and river cruises are throwing in value added perks and amenities. Family friendly attractions, safaris, expeditions, adventure travel and wildlife encounters are extending price reductions, even honeymoon cruises and destination weddings are included in the travel deals of 2012.
Call us or email us at Westmont: 800-233-3963 or Naperville: 800-523-0911 or Katy: 800-459-3996. Let us know what you're looking for in a vacation and we'll see to it you get more than you imagined possible! We're travelers too - dedicated and experienced, so remember, choosing a "trusted" company is the first step towards a memorable travel experience. Our travel specialists make all the difference! Click here to see what our clients say about us.
Faith Based Travel
Would you like to participate in religious travel or faith-based travel! It's one of the fastest growing group travel segments in the United States. We have travel experts that can help you either get involved in a group already traveling - or we can help you create a custom group travel experience. Check out our Faith Based Travel page for more -
The discovery and exploration of a destination - and the discovery of its history, culture and people - through its cuisine is growing. There are countless journeys in the US and abroad that combine great food with fine accommodations and colorful local characters. For more -
Planning a vacation can be daunting enough–where to go, what to do, where to stay and most people never stop to think that a hotel isn’t the only option for luxury accommodations. "There's a vast range of villa options," comments travel sepcialist, Laura Lukasik manager of Viking Travel Service in Westmont. See article. Luxury villas provide the same 5 star ambiance as hotels with the added comfort of being far from other guests and travelers, giving you more time to spend relaxing and enjoying your trip.
Combining travel and volunteering, voluntourism is becoming more and more of a popular trend. Travelers who want to make a positive change
in the world, while still getting a tourist experience will find this type of travel has an enhanced value. Click here to read on -- (more)
Multigenerational Family Travel
Multi- or inter-generational travel is still a huge trend. It provides families the opportunity to unplug, get together and create lasting family memories.We have the ability to help you gather from all over the country to vacation together. Visit our Multigenerational Family Travel page and then - let one of our family travel experts help you...
Weddings Onboard Cruise Ships
If you want help planning a cruise wedding, we'll help you get started! Click here to fill out a short Bridal Travel Request form. Want a great wedding? Check out our Wedding Cruises -