by Susan Gillato

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About Susan

Susan Gillato – Owner of TravelCraft Tours LLC is a Certified Travel Consultant and Well Being Travel Specialist.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
— St. Augustine

I have been planning unique and innovative vacations for more than 25 years. My fascination with travel began when I was in high school and had the opportunity to tour abroad. Since then it has become my objective to give many other people that opportunity.

My career began working with American Express Travel Related Services, Neiman Marcus Travel and Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Travel. From there I co-founded Global Gourmands to give travelers the ability to explore not only different countries but different cuisines.

Now I have begun a new chapter of my career as founder of TravelCraft Cruises & Tours LLC, a company that specializes in established travel experiences that engage, inspire, and transform the traveler. These adventures have been created for my clients to experience the history of each destination, its people, culture, traditions, food and wine.

My connections with top tour providers around the world who offer extensive destination knowledge and established business relationships make TravelCraft Cruises & Tours the place to go for an unforgettable travel adventure that will maximize your experience.

Come explore the world and its cuisine with our exclusive cruises, tours and culinary inspired excursions and events.

Let me help you craft an experience.

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Food and Wine Experiences 

Destination Spas & Well Being Travel

River & Ocean Cruises

Family Travel

Small Group Travel

Private Jet & Private Yacht Charters

Private, Tailor Made Itineraries

All Inclusive Resort Stays


Susan Gillato IS the quintessential marvel of travel experience. Her overflowing knowledge, passion, astute recommendations, and her invaluable relationships with professionals throughout the globe, allowed her to design the trips to the destinations of my dreams!
My most recent was an Italian adventure that began in Florence, as my eyes were treated to the art and history of the Renaissance, continued to breathtaking Tuscany and its surrounding walled cities, culminating in a train ride to Venice, where I stayed on the Grand Canal, a longtime wish, as it is my heritage. Unforgettable, and I could not have had such a rich experience without Susan!
— Judith D., Glenview, Illinois
“Susan Gillato not only knows Europe inside and out, but more importantly, knows the key contacts in the travel industry on a first name basis. This is invaluable when planning, especially when something important such as allergies, comes into play. My travelling companion and I booked an incredible tour of France with her. I had tried on my own to book a cooking class at a Paris hotel, but unfortunately, every offered menu included an allergin. I turned to Susan with my idea and she immediately contacted her sources and created the perfect menu that not only allowed her to book the class for us at The Ritz Escoffier, but have it in private! What a treat! We have already chartered a barge trip to Holland with her for spring 2018, and look forward to many more adventures with her expertise. She is full of fascinating ideas and sees the whole trip through, with no detail too small. Putting your dreams in Susan’s hands ensures a happy holiday!
— Marilyn H – Franklin Park, Illinois
Susan Gillato has planned two amazing cruises for myself and my family to the Western and the Southern Caribbean. With many ships to choose from Susan took the time to get know me! Anyone who has ever cruised before knows just how important that is. A cruise can go drastically wrong if you’re on the wrong ship! My accommodations from my stateroom, to the excursions, to the night life to the other guests aboard were a perfect match! I had the time of my life.... Vacations are a “Dream” not a”Necessity” and Susan because of her expertise and knowledge has always given me the vacation of a life time!
— Susan W., Michigan City, IN
Susan Gillato has traveled the world and her experience is priceless to us in planning vacations. Our most recent trip was a family celebration vacation for my 60th birthday to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Our family does not have loads of disposable income, so when we plan our annual vacations, they need to be a home runs. Susan always delivers. She suggested a terrific all-inclusive resort and got us a great deal. We are now planning a trip to Ireland, where Susan has an overabundance of knowledge and travel contacts. She knows when and where to go, all over the globe. We rely on her expertise. She is a travel agent gemstone and her expertise is invaluable.
— Mike W & Family , Arlington Heights, Illinois

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And there’s no cure like travel
To help you unravel
The worries of living today.
When the poor brain is cracking
There’s nothing like packing
A suitcase and sailing away.
— Cole Porter

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