​​Marsha Holmes Travel LLC  

​​This is one of the fastest growing travel trends. Due to popularity, the number of ships and destinations are increasing.  Unpacking once and arriving in fabulous inland cities, rich with history, architecture, and the arts draws new and repeat passengers. River cruising includes gourmet food, local wines and beers, guided excursions, and did we mention . . .  the perfect combination of activity and relaxation. Although the European cruises are best known, there are new and exciting itineraries in Asia and South America.  

​Our agency has experience in customizing group tours and individual plans.  If you are an independent traveler, we can assist you in selecting international hotels, flights, and ground transportation. If your family would like to trace their heritage or just have fun making memories we have the contacts and expertise to make those  arrangements as well.  Perhaps your church would like to travel together and experience the places you study, we have not only assisted in the planning of these tours but have escorted them. Now that's full service! So if you are considering a special interest trip for golf, culinary and wine tasting, or simply fun with friends, contact us we would love to help! 

Escorted tours are becoming more and more attractive.  Current itineraries provide a great balance between group time - learning and visiting key sites, and free time - with afternoons or evenings to explore on your own.  Using the services of a professional tour guide, the work and worry disappear as your transportation, accommodations, meals, and luggage are handled for you.  What a relief to see the smiling face of your driver as you climb aboard a comfortable motor-coach and take in the scenery instead of struggling on your own.  Being a part of a group saves you valuable time and energy as you walk past long lines waiting to enter popular museums and attractions.

Customized Tours.

Marsha Holmes Travel

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The ever popular big ship cruise is a classic and yet changing experience.  The traditional Caribbean cruises are still a hit, however, the cruise lines are adding some new innovations.  Cruises are combined with land tour extensions to get the " best of both".  Alaska is an excellent example of this with time in Denali National Park and a beautiful cruise along the Inside Passage.  Cruise lines are adding multiple night stays in amazing ports like Venice and St. Petersburg to allow passengers time to experience these destinations more fully.  Cruises range from sailing on a ship so big that it is a destination in and of itself, to sailing on a smaller ship with multiple night stays and incredible luxury.  Let us help you navigate through all these choices and find the perfect sailing for you!

River Cruises

 Faith Based Travel





Land Tours

Ocean Cruises

There are a surprising number of distinct faith based trips available as the tour companies honor the idea that people who share values and faith also love to travel, laugh, and learn together.  Visiting Israel - the Holy Land - to see the places described in Scripture is a paramount desire for many Christians. Greece and Turkey are a popular destination to track the spread of the Gospel as described by St.Paul in his Letters.  With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaching there are opportunities to trace that history in 2016 - 2017.  Catholic's may appreciate the opportunity of to enjoy the Ireland of St. Patrick or the history of the Catholic Church throughout Italy.