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Sunset Travel & Cruise Travel Agents  |  Chicago IL, USA

Inspiring Travel Since 1973

At Sunset Travel & Cruise Agency in Chicago, we believe you should spend money on experiences, not things!

For decades, our family has been helping people craft life-changing travel experiences around the world.

We have explored locations all over the world, and bring our extensive knowledge, and deep love for hospitality and adventure to every client we serve.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or never been on a plane, the Sunset Travel & Cruise Agency can create an immaculately-planned, unique vacation with incredible personal service.

“Renee helped us with plans for a perfect trip to Italy. From arranging transportation (train tickets and private drivers) to private tours and hotel bookings, her connections and expertise helped make our trip go smoothly. Highly recommend using Sunset Travel!” – Karen D.

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Crafted Travel Experiences

Anyone can go online and make a reservation, but with Sunset Travel & Cruise, you get the personal service that makes travel easier, so you can focus on making memories.

We’re travel agents, advisors, planners, advocates, consultants, and concierges who take care of all of the planning, and even solve problems during your trip!

We not only create the best experiences, but get you insider deals on airfare and hotels, exclusive tours and much more!

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Only the top 10% of travel agencies receive this award annually! 

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We listen to you and ask questions. Just tell us where you’re thinking of going, why you want to travel there, and what you want to experience — then leave the rest to us.

Get personal service from real people and experience travel in better way!

Sunset Travel experts will guide you in making the best travel decisions!

Tell us where you want to go and why, and we’ll find you the absolute best options, including exclusive deals on:

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Why Use Our Travel Agency?

We create stronger connections..

Whether you’re planning a trip somewhere you’ve never been or visiting a favorite destination, it’s essential to make dependable connections.

Our Network Keeps It Real When you work with a travel agency, you’re not limited by an impersonal search engine, and you’re most certainly not on your own. A good agent is connected to a vast network of travel suppliers and professionals to create the perfect experience, tailored to your interests and preferences.

We Link People and Places From crafting detailed itineraries to creating flexible travel plans, our agents are seasoned travelers who are passionate about creating optimal experiences for you to see the world.

We Listen We talk with you, ask questions, listen and customize a one-of-a-kind vacation that exceeds your expectations and stays within your budget.

We Keep Connections After you select “Complete Your Booking,” an online travel site is done with you. But a travel agent stays connected. From your first contact to your departure, right through your trip and return home, we’re accessible, and will use our leverage to solve any travel challenges.

Wherever you want to go, Sunset Travel & Cruise gets you there.

“They really know (Italy) and how to ensure you have a once in a lifetime experience! Grazie Mille!” – Anne T.

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“There is a reason Sunset has been in business for so long…they really know their stuff and they really care about their clients.” – Judith F.

Not only has we been travel agents since 1973, but they are still owned by the same family, in the same location! While many travel agencies went out of business when online travel booking became popular, we have kept going strong because of a passion for seeing the world, clients whom we love, and an in-depth knowledge that it takes to not only book the best options, but curate an experience that will never be forgotten.

For more than 45 years, we’ve been driven to bring other people the same joys that travel has brought us, with uniquely-curated vacations, group travel, destination weddings, honeymoons, cruises and more.

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Stop By! 732 W Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and crafting amazing vacations since 1973 , Sunset Travel & Cruise Agency is the travel agency to go to when you’re looking for more than just trip, but a life-changing travel experience.

We take the time to understand our clients, create amazing vacations all over the world and provide support for your entire journey!

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Local, full-service.

There are a so many amazing places to make a million memories around the world—and we are here to help you chose the perfect destination. With 10 locations throughout central Illinois, and 80 experienced travel professionals, we are your best option for travel advice and guidance. From Honeymoons to groups plans for over 1000 guests, we can deliver the products and services you expect and deserve.

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Trusted by over 30,000 satisfied clients, Direct Travel became the best-selling Central Illinois vacation expert team for over 35 years. We are one of the nation’s leading travel management companies and aim to offer our best vacations at incredible prices.

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Navigating all the online travel, hotel, airline ticket and cruise sites can be confusing to say the least. Why spend your valuable time searching offer after offer on-line when in fact what you’re looking for isn’t the cheapest deal but the package that offers the best value and a vacation experience that will create some of the your life’s most important memories. Take advantage of all Direct Travel has to offer from airline programs to the most preferred relationships with the top travel providers in the world. You simply can’t go wrong when you allow Direct Travel to show you the way.

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A virtuoso luxury travel agency in chicago, travelex international offers one-to-one service designed to fit your needs and preferences, with around-the-clock support while you travel. we leverage our global virtuoso network to provide preferred rates, upgrades, and experiences you won’t find online., complimentary consultations.

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Virtuoso is a global network of the best luxury travel advisors and travel providers all focused on providing you with the best travel experiences. this distinction makes travelex international one of the best travel agencies in chicago and the world., best of the best – luxury travel experts.

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Your travel Advisor has access to the world’s top hotels and resorts. Through your Advisor, you will enjoy preferred rates and availability, and breakfast for two daily during your stay. If available, you will also get a room upgrade and early check-in and late checkout. And finally, you will receive an exclusive Virtuoso amenity to make your stay even more memorable.

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Local guides and experts in 75 countries help your Advisor design exclusive adventures just for you. These cultural experts get you access to sites, venues, and activities that often aren’t available to the general public.

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Through Virtuoso, we have more than 70 specialty luxury travel partners, providing everything from travel insurance and deals on luggage to ultimate experiences like heli-hiking, trekking, safaris, rare theater tickets, and much more.

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Saturday Illinois International Travel will arrange a round-trip flight from your hometown city to New York’s Newark Airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Elizabeth Hotel that has an indoor swimming pool. Here you will be able to meet Friends from many other parts of the country, including your Tour Escort who will review our Bethel Tour Vacation with you. Balance of the day will be free to do as you please.

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Sunday Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will then depart on our private motorcoach and drive through the Lincoln Tunnel to Manhattan for a sightseeing Tour of New York City. Your Tour Escort will point out such sights as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, 5th Avenue, the Garment District, Chinatown, Wall Street, Ground Zero, and much more. You will see how people who live in different cultures make this city one of the most unique in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a Bible Tour given by Brothers from Oasis Tours in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Before the Tour begins, you can have an optional light lunch followed by a Tour highlighting many Biblical points. At 5:00 p.m., you will return to the hotel. Across the street from your hotel is New Jersey’s largest indoor outlet mall with department stores, restaurants and a food court.

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Monday After breakfast, travel to Wallkill to visit the United States Branch Office of Jehovah’s Witnesses to see the Printing Factory and Bethel Home. On your guided Tour, you will see the bindery line which is able to produce literature of over 50,000 printed pages per minute. In the shipping department, you will see how literature requests for over 13,000 congregations in the United States and Canada are processed each month on conveyors that are 1.5 miles long. See how literature is printed differently for those who are in prisons and for those who can only read Braille.

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The Patterson auditorium seats 1,700 for the Gilead graduation, the Bethel Family Watchtower Study and other special programs. Branch committee members from around the world also gather here for an eight-week course designed to unify the work of the Branch Offices.

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You will see displays from the art department where artists create paintings for many publications and is where you can have your picture taken with Caleb and Sophia. The audio-video services department, including jw.org, produces video programs for conventions and dramas including the translations of literature into American Sign Language. There are also legal and writing correspondence departments. The service department answers letters from congregations and individuals. The translation services department works with over 2,000 translators around the world to help produce Bible literature in over 900 languages. See the large dining room, kitchen, and laundry facilities. Throughout the Tour, you will be amazed at this beautiful project including the courtyard and how it was completed mostly by volunteer workers.   (See  WT  11/15/99,  p. 9) Following the Tour, you will return to the hotel. Balance of the evening will be free to do as you please.

Tuesday Today, you will travel to Warwick to visit the new World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Governing Body is located here, handling materials related to all the preaching activity worldwide. Under the direction of the writing committee, material is prepared here and forwarded to the Branches around the world to be translated into different languages.

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There will be three self-guided Tours. One is “The Bible and the Divine Name” where you will see Bibles from the 15th century and learn the history of God’s name. Another is  called “A People for Jehovah’s Name” including many artifacts and a visual history of our organization. The third is called “World Headquarters—Faith in Action” which is an interactive museum that explains the work of the Governing Body committees. (Go to www.jw.org and click on “Jehovah’s Witnesses Home Page and scroll down to” “About Us—Offices and Tours” and then continue to “Download a Brochure” for three beautiful eight-page brochures on Warwick, Wallkill, and Patterson.) At noon, you can enjoy your included box lunch and then travel into Manhattan where the balance of the day and evening will be at leisure. Your Tour Escort will have some ideas on what to see and do in Manhattan. You may want to take an optional boat cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and view all of the Society’s former buildings from the boat as you pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. At 5:00 p.m., you have the option of returning to the hotel or you can remaining in Manhattan to do as you please. Your Tour Escort will explain how easy it is to return to the hotel.

Wednesday Today, enjoy breakfast at your leisure as the entire day is free to enjoy New York City. You can go to the top of the Empire State Building, visit Chinatown, Times Square or Macy’s Department Store. In addition, there is a variety of restaurants and museums. You can take in an afternoon matinee or an evening musical at a Broadway theater. Be sure to try some New York cheesecake and pizza.

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Each of our Memory Maker Bethel Tours includes round-trip airfare with all transportation and reservations to visit Warwick, Wallkill, and Patterson to see how Bethelites of all ages enjoy working, eating, and studying together. All New York Tours include your hotel, breakfast daily, two box lunches, sightseeing, and admission tickets for a Biblical Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You will also have a Tour Escort from the time you arrive New York, until the day you depart.

Thursday Following breakfast this morning, you will depart by shuttle bus to the Newark Airport for your return flight home.

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All rates are based on two people sharing a room. If your city is not listed, please let us know which city you would like to fly from and we will then inform you of the total cost. NOTE: If you prefer a single room, you can pay a supplement of $389 in addition to the above prices for the entire Tour.

SPECIAL SAVINGS: You may deduct $200 from the above prices for anyone under 18 years of age rooming with two other persons.


  • Round-trip airfare including all taxes
  • All hotel accommodations
  • Sightseeing Tour of New York City
  • Admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Buffet breakfast daily at the Courtyard Newark Hotel
  • All transportation to Warwick, Patterson, and Wallkill
  • Box lunches provided on Monday and Tuesday
  • Services of an experienced Tour Escort

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