Bob Shaffer

Luxury Travel Advisor
Luxury Travel AdvisorTel: 941.315.6164
Signature Travel Expert

2021 Top Travel Specialist, Condé Nast Traveler

About Bob

Customizing leisure travel experiences for couples, families and small groups with an emphasis on Western and Southern European itineraries is my principal focus. I also specialize in low-impact adventure travel, small luxury ocean cruises and European river cruises. In addition, our six travel counselors provide complete travel services for couples and groups seeking cruise travel, family travel, romance travel, faith-based travel and special needs travel.

As a boutique travel service, we have built relationships with travel partners on four continents and have carefully selected agent colleagues who share my passion for travel and a desire to serve clients with respect and integrity.

I personally have traveled in 70+ countries on six continents and taken more than 50 cruises on rivers and oceans around the world. Understanding the world of leisure travel, as well as your travel objectives, is vital to exceeding your needs and desires. It’s also how I create special travel experiences for each of my clients.

My Specialties

  • Small Ship Ocean Cruises

  • European River Cruises

  • Extended European Land Itineraries

  • Adventure Travel

  • Custom Luxury Travel

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Reviews for Bob

“Thank you ever so much for being our constant true ‘North Star’ in all our travel plans. When you are involved in the mix, I just relax knowing that, even in this chaotic world of travel, you’ve got our backs.”

J. M. - Illinois
“Thank you for all you did to create our great Alaskan Adventure. We had a great time, saw/experienced tons!”
T. C. - North Carolina
I want to thank you for all of your help in planning our travel to Venice and Milan. Everything worked wonderfully! I am most appreciative of your service and travel wisdom.”
H.J. - North Carolina
“The trip and the experience at the Buccelletti Estate was amazing. I know that my mom expressed her thanks for all your help and recommendations and I would like to add my thanks. I hope that the families looking to visit the Tuscany region will enjoy their trip as much as we did.”
D.G. - New Jersey
“Thanks for a great conference (Seminar at Sea) . . . it exceeded everything I could have imagined.”
D.Z. - Ohio
“Thank you for being such a personable host on the cruise. I understand why your groups love you!”
T. R. - South Carolina
“Thank you for assisting my mother in putting our trip together. You and your team in Italy did a fantastic job. It was very special for my mother and everyone enjoyed it. Personally, I would love to return to that property to get to know Tuscany even more intimately.”
H.S. - New Jersey