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Sheila O'Brien Egan

Nantucket, Massachusetts Travel Agent
Swain's Travel Inc, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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Sheila O'Brien Egan

Nantucket, Massachusetts Travel Agent

Swain's Travel Inc, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Dedicated to making your travel the best ever!

I purchased Swains Travel from Mrs. Nancy Swain in September 1984. Since then, the agency has grown and prospered in a very competitive environment for more than 30 years. I've built this agency with a firm commitment to place our clients' needs first and consistently exceed their expectations. From initial travel planning right through to a final evaluation, I enjoy working directly with our clients. Most of our clients come back again and again, confident in our teams' attention to detail, extensive destination knowledge, and travel expertise.

I've traveled to too many places to count – by land, air, and sea. I've cruised extensively and experienced what nearly every cruise line has to offer. From Alaskan cruises to crossing the Panama Canal, from the most beautiful places in Mexico and the Caribbean to the Greek Islands and Europe, I can match your interests to the best cruise line for you. 

In addition to ocean cruises, I have enjoyed fabulous barge cruises, ranging from 4 to 20 guests on each barge cruise. The barge trips have included the Loire Valley, Champagne regions of France, and Provence. River Cruises are also one of my favorite vacations to take; I have had the opportunity to enjoy river cruising throughout Europe on AMA Waterways, Viking and Uniworld cruise lines. My top picks are the Danube River and the Seine River through Normandy, but all the European river cruises are outstanding!

For clients not interested in cruise clients, travel through Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, France and Portugal are also on the top of my list.

Although I've traveled extensively throughout Italy, I particularly love the Amalfi Coast, exploring the magnificent towns of Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi, and the Isle of Capri. A truly lovely experience I’ve had was renting a villa in Tuscany with friends and exploring the Tuscan country side, visiting small towns and vineyards. However, I have to also include Rome, Florence and Venice as "must see" destinations.

Almost every year in the fall, I organize and personally escort a trip with a group we call the "Gutsy Ladies," made up of my friends and clients. Each year we head to a new destination, but the most popular with the Gutsy Ladies are European River Cruises. This group of adventurous women have cruised on the Danube, Rhine, and Seine Rivers, as well as taking in Amsterdam during Tulip Time.

River cruises are such a FABULOUS way to see Europe and usually have around 100 guests on board. The attention to details, wonderful cuisine, exciting day trips visiting quaint villages and the castles along the rivers are absolutely spectacular! This past fall we branched out to Windstar Cruises, and enjoyed a magnificent cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona on the Wind Surf, stopping in Tangier Morocco, Malaga, Almeria, Cartagena, Ibiza and Tarragona Spain, before disembarking in Barcelona. I cannot say enough good things about Windstar Cruises.

Some other destinations I've loved have included Cinque Terre, Portofino, London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Sicily to name a few. I've arranged and escorted trips for the Nantucket Historical Association to the Azores and New Zealand and a trip for the Maria Mitchell Association to the Galapagos Islands.

In fall and winter seasons, I've been known to take off to the Caribbean, Hawaii, or Costa Rica for a little R&R. I don't think I could narrow down a favorite destination... there are just too many!

With more than 30 years of travel experience, I have achieved the highest levels of accreditation in the travel industry including Master Cruise Counselor and Certified Travel Counselor. I look forward to helping you plan your next memory-making vacation! Please feel free to contact me by phone, 508-228-3201 or email sheila@swainstravel.com, or better yet, stop by our office and meet my team of travel professionals. You will be warmly welcomed!

Most Recent Trip!

Based on Nantucket; serving clients near and far!
Based on Nantucket; serving clients near and far!

I had the pleasure of escorting a large group of ladies on a luxury Windstar Cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona and the trip was wonderful! For a photo review of this and many other trips, please check out my Facebook page for Sheila O'Brien Egan.