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Kellie Bishop-Charlottesville,VA

100% Recommend this agent

River Cruising and Luxury Travel Specialist

Toasting the Captain on  Viking River Cruise
Toasting the Captain on Viking River Cruise

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 is a stress-free and filled with magical, memorable moments. The best trip ever! When I was a little girl living in San Diego, I used to dream about digging a tunnel to China! I don't know why. I think there was an expression about all the tea in China and it must have piqued my interest! But I really thought it was possible, and that is where my imagination went. What would I find when I got there?! Now, as an adult and Travel Professional I still love the idea and experience of finding my way to remote areas, or exploring other countries (as well as my own!) to find the hidden treasures and unexpected gifts that unfold when traveling. Going below the surface. Digging a little deeper. Travel is in my blood. My love for it is something I can't and don't want to turn off. I am in my dream job. I love helping my clients plan their trips. The vicarious involvement inherent in the process is intoxicating, and I experience the excitement of new possibilities and perspectives through osmosis. Travel has enriched my life beyond words. I want that for my clients as well!

River and Ocean Cruising

Although I love travel in all forms, I have a special affinity for river cruising. I have had exceptional experiences on several cruise lines and I can enthusiastically recommend it for those seeking to travel with ease, surrounded by a panorama of beauty; gorgeous scene after scene revealed around every bend in the river. With luxurious accommodations, exquisite cuisine and stimulating shore excursions, it is the perfect way to truly relax and enjoy the best that life has to offer. I have traveled extensively with Viking River Cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, Bucharest to Nuremberg and Beijing to Shanghai and Stockholm to Bergen,; Uniworld in Provence, AMA Waterways through Vietnam and Europe with Tauck.

My Travel Albums

Viking Cruise NIght, May 2016
Luxury Travel Specialist
Breakfast at Le Meurice, Paris

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.

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:

  • Europe
  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Tauck
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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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