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Kellie Bishop-Charlottesville,VA

100% Recommend this agent
100% Recommend this agent

Superior Destination Knowledge

I'm Kellie Bishop, President and Chief Possibility Officer at Travel Leaders in Charlottesville, VA. I am a curious and avid traveler, and love to explore the world! I have traveled to over 40 countries and have extensive destination knowledge and contacts. I am constantly exploring new locations and properties for my clients. My passion for travel and bringing my clients superior service, will provide the foundation for planning your perfect, luxurious dream vacation or honeymoon.

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Travel Specialist

Whether you dream of exploring Europe by river, swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, the thrill of an African safari or a trip by private jet, I have the expertise to weave all of the pieces into your perfect journey. I am a Certified Luxury Specialist with nearly 40 years of experience. . Experience...
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Cooking lessons at La Mirande, Avignon, France

Honeymoon and Anniversary Expert

I love helping couples plan their honeymoons and anniversaries. I start each meeting putting my pen down, folding her hands and closely listening to what the couple has been dreaming about. Then I ask questions to get a complete picture of their desires; covering topic areas that many have not even...
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Kellie at Key West Village Beaches Turks & Caicos

River Cruising and Luxury Travel Specialist

I have been a travel agent for almost 4 decades, providing thousands of clients from all over the world with exemplary professional service. I promise to bring my joie de vivre, warmth and wealth of knowledge to each client meeting. I want to make travel planning fun! My goal is to create a trip that...
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Toasting the Captain on Viking River Cruise

My Travel Albums

Luxury Travel Specialist
Breakfast at Le Meurice, Paris
Viking Cruise NIght, May 2016
Where in the World is Kellie?!
Royal Palace in Cambodia

My Travel Stories

The Bow

I travelled with my mother to Cambodia and Vietnam this past October. Our flights were on KAL~Korean Air. The Koreans, Cambodians and Vietnamese greet guests and one another in such a lovely ceremonial way. The put their hands together in a prayer type fashion and bow; a display of both gratitude...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

A Great Experience!

Kellie, Got back early this morning from our trip. I really wanted to thank you for all of your help. All of the travel, hotels, etc you helped set up were perfect. The hotels were all amazing. It was a great experience and Molly and I truly enjoyed the entire trip. Thanks so much for your help.
Michael, North Carolina

HATS OFF TO KELLIE BISHOP AT TRAVELLEADERS

I love travel and especially cruises! Just unpack once and you are on your way to a different city every day. I took many bus tours when I was younger and lots of big ship cruises but no more. I have taken river cruises in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia and on most of the rivers in Europe and would highly recommend them.. I just recently took a 15 day ocean cruise on a small (900+passengers) vessel. That was so enjoyable that there is another one planned for 2017. The small ships are wonderful. I have sailed on ships from several companies and Kellie works with all of them .She has arranged all of my travel including pre and post hotels and air transportation. She is widely traveled herself and can give you a worms eye view of the many places she has visited. I could not ask for a more dedicated, knowledgeable and personable travel agent. Give her a call if you have a destination in mind and she has probably been there.
A very satisfied client in Charlottesville, VA

Wonderful Viking River Experience

As children who grew up during and after WWII who had parents and relatives who served in Europe, my wife and I often talked about visiting France, the Normandy beaches and the American Memorial and Cemetery. In 2012, we contacted Travel Leaders and Kellie Bishop to help us make that a reality and to assist us in planning the trip. The result was the most wonderful travel experience Sue and I could have imagined. Included were a couple of nights in Paris, and Viking river cruises on the Seine (Paris to Normandy) and Rhone (Paris to Avignon) rivers. Beyond the endless photo opportunities, the service on Viking exceeded our expectations; from the meals, to the accommodations, to the many guided tours, and the courtesy and helpfulness of the crews. Without qualification, if you are planning to travel anywhere in the world, and wish to have a predictably great experience, Sue and I recommend that your first contact should be Travel Leaders and Kellie Bishop; the best of the best.
Tom and Sue Weaver

Travel Guru!

"Dear Kellie, Just wanted to thank you again for your kindness, PATIENCE, and expertise in helping me book flights yesterday. It's never easy with our family. So glad that I could use some of my miles sitting in my lowly account. You definitely are a stellar travel guru!"
SC from Charlottesville

Fabulous!

Dear Kellie, Just a quick note to tell you how fabulous the Tauck tour to New Zealand was, and how grateful we are to you for making all of the arrangements. It was a care free, once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget. It was top of the line all of the way (accommodations, travel, and cuisines), and we had plenty of time to enjoy things on our own with new found friends. Without the tour, we would have missed so many beautiful sights and wonderful adventures. We truly appreciate your attention to details and your constant availability. Thanks again.
Your friends,Jeff and Pamela

Expert Advice!

We had the pleasure of working with Kellie Bishop and the team at Travel Leaders in planning our recent two week trip to Italy. Her expert advice guided our choices every step of the way - train versus auto, Pompeii options, using the train system, travel insurance. Air travel was seamless. Every option in every category of travel was offered to us - with no pressure. Most of all, Kellie is an excellent communicator - answering questions for us immediately, regardless of how inane the questions were! Polite, courteous, informative, and, very importantly, a great sense of humor (which we ALL need when traveling out of country). I must tell you that her services, and the services of the company, were excellent Not only did she work within our budget, but she found the best values in the neighborhoods we requested, and secured guide services where needed. Thank you Kellie and team! See you down the road!
D.F., Millbrae, CA

My Reviews

30 of 52 people found this review helpful
Traveling with Kellie
Kellie Bishop is an amazing travel agent and woman! I first met Kellie when my best friend was using her for her destination wedding. My husband and I had never been out of the country. Kellie made sure we were ready with passports and that all the details were taken care of! She covered everything from places to eat and local customs to all of the lodging and flights. That was last January and we have since used her two other times for trips to Scotland and now a fourth trip to Amsterdam!! Kellie works very hard for her customers to make sure they are happy with the hotels and resorts she books. She really wants you to have a great time and will go the extra mile to answer questions and make you feel prepared (I was nervous!) and ready for your trip. I have been so pleased and will continue to use Kellie for my travel needs and I'm even happier too call her a friend!!
By  Andy  from  Charlottesville, Va
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 17 people found this review helpful
The best trip of our lives!!
Great help, advocated for us to receive some Sandals specials that I was unaware of.
By  ChrisS  from  Hooksett NH
Traveled to  Exuma
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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38 of 71 people found this review helpful
Trip of a lifetime with my daughter
Kellie was great. Having not been to Germany and having not spent a lot of time in Italy, I had no idea where to book, best ways to travel, etc. Kellie got us the best hotels right in the best parts of each town at a great price. We were right where all of the sites where, with very little to no travel needed. My daughter and I went to Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich and then Florence Italy and had the best time. We travelled by train in Germany, and really enjoyed the experience.

I'd recommend Kellie to anyone and will gladly use her again.
By  Michael  from  Kinston, NC
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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33 of 62 people found this review helpful
Saved my sanity!
Kellie was absolutely phenomenal to work with. I won a trip and she took care of every single detail and answered all of my million questions over the course of four months. On the day of the trip I was so nervous about my flight that kept getting delayed (there was only one connecting flight to cancun that day) and she got on the phone, was emailing back and fort and did everything she could to keep me at peace and on my way! We made it and had a great week!!!!
By  Lex  from  Va
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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37 of 72 people found this review helpful
Our AWESOME Alaska Trip and Cruise
From the very first moment we knew Kelly was an exceptional, professional, friendly, personable, accessible Travel Agent! We had used a Travel Agent only once before and it was a disaster. We did all the work! Kelly knew her business, gave us excellent suggestions, had copious amounts of literature, (but, not more than we needed) and gently persuaded us as to the best ideas for a first time cruise. When we made our decision, Kelly took charge of all of the requirements, bookings, dates for chosing special excursions, reservations for dinners, insurance, airlines, and the best tips for a avoiding any surprises or pitfalls. The visit to Denali and all the connections to the Cruise were seamless.
The cruise was a dream of a lifetime. Kelly suggested a smaller ship with all inclusive cost. The Regent Line was superb. The accomodations were first class all the way. We were upgraded 3 levels, thanks to a tip from Kelly. Restaurants were 5 star.
Our entire trip was absolutely PERFECT
By  J and M  from  Charlottesville, VA
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexico

Travel Specialist:

  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Couples & Romance
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Destination Weddings

Top Travel Partners:

  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts
  • Tauck
  • Fairmont - Raffles - Swissotel
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Journese
  • Abercrombie & Kent

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Consultant, CTC
  • Viking Master River Specialist
  • Tauck Certified Agent
  • Certified Luxury Specialist
  • Sandals Wedding Moon Specialist

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