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William Tilburg

Needham, Massachusetts Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Experienced International Travel Consultant

Global Travel Advisors has been helping clients turn their destinations into lasting memories since 1986. I focus on helping couples and families with honeymoons, special occassions like birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and bucklist destinations! I can help you plan a land package, ocean and river cruise or rail package any where in the world. I have had the good fortune of traveling extensively and with my knowledge and experiences can help you have the vacation you have always wanted!

I realize that planning a vacation can be fun and exciting, but also frustrating and confusing as you navigate the web in search of the best price for air, hotel, car, rail and cruises. I will simplify the process andhelpyou obtain the best value for your travel dollar. I focus on the destinations and insure that your hotel, apartment or villa will be in a great location that will allow you to have a memorable experience.   

 

Testimonials From Clients

Rome to Barcelona on Windstar!
Rome to Barcelona on Windstar!

Bill helped me plan a trip to South Africa that was fantastic in every way down to the last detail! The hotels and tours he selected were superb! The iarfares and hotel rates he got saved me a lot of money. If that wasn't enough, Bill bailed me out after I missed my flight. He was able to get me out the next day on the same schedule at the same fare, with a small penalty. He was calm and gracious about the whole thing. I can't imagine planning a trip without him! Rebecca Needham MA

My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Ultimate Italy -- all planned by Bill Tilberg

Reviewed By Brad - Boston | Traveled to
My wife and I just returned from the ultimate vacation in southern Italy. Several nights in Rome near the Spanish Steps. Four nights at Il San Pietro in Positano and four nights at The Grand Excelsior in Sorento. Bill did a phenonmenal job of planning all of the details, including private cars and tour guides. His knowledge of the region and recommendations was invaluable. I can't wait to book another European adventure through Bill.
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Bill Tilburg is our go to person when we are planning a trip!

Reviewed By Laurie - Needham | Traveled to
For the past several years we call Bill when we want to plan a trip. Sometimes we even start with him to help us decide where and when to go - he is so knowledgeable and has such great ideas. He invariably produces several fantastic options and works with us quickly and astutely to help us make the best choices about destination, lodgings, sea and air travel, dining options, and often, about activities in the area we will be visiting that will meet all of our needs. We have always loved Bill's suggestions as they always match our preferences and tastes perfectly! Bill pays great attention to detail and is the most responsive agent we have ever worked with. He has caught issues with airlines/tickets in advance and helped us fix them expeditiously, even when time is very short. He is also just a great person who really cares. Our latest trip to Greece would not have been the amazing experience it was without his help!
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Peace of Mind

Reviewed By Margie - needham, ma | Traveled to
Bill listened to where we wanted to go, what we thought we wanted to see, and he did the rest. Initially at our kitchen table, Bill made some suggestions, and then within 24 hours, Bill emailed us suggested flights, hotels, restaurants and side trips. Since he had traveled to Barcelona more than once, he had a wealth of ideas and suggestions. (I think he has traveled just about everywhere!) We never could have found the best prices he found in air flights, and he was very patient with us as we mulled everything over. We felt he was really working to please us. We would never travel without using Bill Tilburg. A total gentleman!
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Jamaica

Reviewed By Kevin - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Bill was responsive, knowledgeable and offered great insight when helping my wife and I plan a trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

I will never book my own trip again.

Reviewed By Mark - Needham, MA | Traveled to
Bill is a great help in all phases of our European trips. He finds great value on flights, researches a variety of hotels to consider, books all local travel for us from car rentals, train reservations, to subway instructions. And when things go wrong, like a work stoppage for an airline or airport, we simply email or call Bill, and within no time he calls back with the problems resolved and arrangements all made for us.
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Bill tackles any changes with ease!

Reviewed By Colleen - Needham, MA | Traveled to
With a request for info for a trip to Italy, Bill readily provided several options to fit our plans. Three different times I changed the number of people traveling with our party, and Bill took the changes in stride. As he dealt with the addition of people living in three different states through emails and telephone calls, Bill handled questions and concerns from a group of unsophisticated female travelers with assurances and thankfully good humor. Ultimately, the six of us enjoyed an incident-free, incredible journey through Italy with Bill adding a few surprises to enhance the experience. None of us would consider making travel plans without Bill's assistance and have already asked for info on a river cruise for 2017.
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Always helpful with trip planning

Reviewed By Chris - NEEDHAM, MA | Traveled to
Bill has helped us with trips to Europe (Italy, England, & Spain) and within the United States (California & Alaska). Sometimes my husband and I travel as a couple, sometimes with a group of six, and sometimes all of the above on a single trip. Bill efficiently manages the flights, accommodations, and side trips for any combination of people. As one who likes to do a little travel research herself, I appreciate Bill's openness to accommodate my suggestions. Plus he often has better choices to offer with regard to price, locations, and mode of travel. I really feel Bill makes a concerted effort to know his clients - their preferences and price points. I recommend his travel service without reservation and look forward to planning our next trip with his guidance.
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Wonderful trip to Italy

Reviewed By Janine - Boston, MA | Traveled to
This has been the third time our family has used Bill's expertise to plan the perfect trip. Even given our challenging time frame (and not a great deal of time to make plans), Bill was able to make the ideal airline, hotel, train and transport arrangements which worked seamlessly for five of us. We traveled to Rome and Florence with a day trip to Siena and the Tuscan countryside; Bill gave us excellent advice on excursions, options for private and group tours to museums and was available at all times to help us with any questions we had. It was a pleasure to work with him and we look forward to doing so again!
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Customized Arrangements

Reviewed By Moe - Needham | Traveled to
Bill is very careful to make sure that he has a full understanding of what we like and what sorts of accommodations we like. He also makes sure that we understand what the arrangements are before they are finally booked. We always book through Bill. On our most recent trip, we were able to get excellent flights and seating both ways and had no bad surprises. Bill travels a lot and knows the ropes and pitfalls.
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I can't imagine planning a trip without Bill's advice.

Reviewed By Adrienne - Needham | Traveled to
Bill believes in knowing his clients' preferences well, in offering them options, and in making sure all arrangements are perfect. We have used Bill for all our trips: from simple to complicated. He makes our vacations, which usually involve plane, trains and rental cars, seamless with detailed instructions as how to manage every step of the journey. One time British Air had a one-day strike cancelling some of their flights. We were unaware until we received an email from Bill informing us that our flight was cancelled and offering us options. We emailed back our preferences and he booked our new flights home. The whole process took about five minutes of our precious vacation time. I do a lot of research ahead of our trips, yet he manages to add quite a bit of knowledge. Once I chose a highly ranked hotel in Brussels and Bill told me that the neighborhood had declined a bit and recommended a different hotel We were glad we took his advice as he was spot on. He is better than the guidebooks. Bill is a joy to work with and terrific at his job.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Professiona/Extensive Travel Guidance so Helpful!

Reviewed By Donna - Needham, MA | Traveled to
Bill has helped us with trips to Europe (Italy, England, & Ireland). Bill manages everthing we need and offers great guidance to us for our the flights, accommodations, and side trips. Bill is a careful listener and listens to our needs to put together the perfect trip. He takes into account ideas that we have and adds to them to be sure that everything goes smoothly. On one trip we were traveling from Italy to England and then home. Our flight home was canceled due to an airline strike. We didn't skip a beat! When we arrived at our hotel in London, a note greeted us at the desk letting us know about the cancelation (we had no idea), and that we had already been booked on a new flight! Amazing service! We would have lost a precious day in London trying to figure out how to get home. We encourage all our friends to call Bill when traveling as he gives caring and thoughtful guidance. He has saved us a lot of travel headaches!
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