(17 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Kelli Benitez

Livermore, CA
Groups Family Vacation & Cruise Specialist

Hi there, fellow explorers! My love for travel was kindled over 20 years ago during my first cruise, and I've been on a thrilling journey of discovery ever since. With my husband and family by my side, we've embraced tropical getaways and explored...
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Embark on the Splendor of a European River Cruise

Buda Castle along the Danube River
Buda Castle along the Danube River

Close your eyes and let your imagination drift along the gentle currents of the Danube River, where ancient castles perch on hilltops and vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Or perhaps, envision the majestic Rhine River, where fairytale towns and breathtaking landscapes paint a picture of old-world charm. These are the enchanting realms waiting to be discovered on a European river cruise.

As you step aboard your floating sanctuary, a symphony of sights, sounds, and flavors unfolds before you. The melody of culture and history dances through the air as you embark on a journey through countries that have shaped the tapestry of Europe. From the grandeur of Vienna and Budapest to the picturesque towns of Germany and the Netherlands, every stop along the way reveals a new chapter in this melodic voyage.

Indulge your senses with the finest cuisine, each dish a harmonious blend of flavors and traditions. Savor the rich bouquet of wines from vineyards that have stood the test of time, and raise a glass to the beauty that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the local culture, where captivating stories and legends come to life in cobblestone streets and ancient landmarks.

I am Kelli Benitez, a travel advisor specializing in multi-generational and group travel, and I am here to orchestrate the perfect European river cruise for you. With my expertise and partnerships with esteemed travel suppliers such as AmaWaterways, I will curate a harmonious experience that resonates with your desires.

Allow me to guide you through the symphony of options, from the captivating cities along the Danube to the picturesque landscapes along the Rhine. Whether you seek the thrill of exploring centuries-old castles or the serenity of vineyard tours and wine tastings, I will compose an itinerary that reflects your unique interests and passions.

Let us embark on a serenade of splendor, where the old world comes alive and the notes of culture and history fill the air. Contact me today, and together, we will create a symphony of memories that will echo in your heart for years to come.


Greetings! I'm Kelli Benitez, a Certified Leisure Travel Specialist with a passion for crafting extraordinary travel experiences. Since 2020, I have been fulfilling my dream of helping families and groups of friends plan the vacations they've always dreamed of.

My primary travel specialty lies in multi-generational and group travel, and I am a dedicated cruise and custom itinerary specialist. I take great joy in curating unforgettable journeys to destinations such as Alaska, Europe, and Hawai?i.

In collaboration with esteemed travel suppliers like AmaWaterways, Avanti Destinations, Globus, and Europe Express, I ensure that every aspect of your European river cruise is meticulously planned and executed. From cultural immersions to food and wine tastings, I strive to create experiences that resonate with your interests and desires.

Allow me to be your guide as we embark on a symphony of exploration and discovery. Together, we will create a harmonious journey that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the beauty of Europe. Contact me today, and let's begin composing your dream European river cruise.

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Cruising & Family Fun!
Kelli is so thoughtful in helping make each traveler's experience memorable and special. She truly puts so much care and effort into making sure that her clients have the best experience and shares all of the highlights of what the trip offers. She has a wealth of knowledge in her industry and I trust her advice and planning implicitly!
By  Anne  from  San Diego, CA
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kelli Benitez responded:
Thank you so much!! Planning this group cruise vacation was pure joy! I can't wait to start working on the next one.

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Much needed vacation
She was extremely responsive and patient with us. We appreciated her expertise!
By  Carpizo Family  from  Dublin, Ca
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kelli Benitez responded:
Thank you Carpizo family! You were a joy to work with!

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Our dream honeymoon!
Kelli was wonderful to work with! She made planning our honeymoon to the French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea & Bora Bora) so much easier. It felt comforting knowing we were in great hands! She is knowledgable, quick to respond and so helpful! Highly recommend working with her for any vacation.
By  Jaydee  from  San Diego
Traveled to  French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kelli Benitez responded:
I had the best time helping to bring your dream honeymoon to life! Being able to build a moment to complete your wedding fairytale was such a gift. Thank you for letting me play a part in it!

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Everything we wanted, and so much more!
I knew we were in for a grand and unique experience by the first email we received from Kelli outlining our travel options. It was elegantly displayed, informative, and full of outstanding options that were exactly what we were looking for. Kelli pays attention! Her commitment to detail and customer service is unparalleled, and so refreshing. Our experience mattered to her at every level. She found the perfect condo in the exact location we were looking for, negotiated a good rate and looked out for us for the duration of our stay. We even received a lovely, welcome gift! She provided us with restaurant recommendations , excursion ideas, beaches to see and tips that made our 10 days on the beautiful island of Maui unforgettable. We are so grateful!
By  Melissa   from  Pleasanton, California
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kelli Benitez responded:
Melissa, the pleasure was all mine! I am so happy that you enjoyed your Maui vacation. I know that Maui was thrilled to welcome you back as well! I look forward to helping you in the future. Until then...Mahalo!

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My Mom's Bucketlist Trip
Kelli is a gift that keeps on giving (literally). She was tasked with coordinating a trip for 3 families, 5 countries, for 22 days. As you can imagine there were a lot of moving parts to plan. She thought of everything from the transportation (arranging private transfers, trains, planes, & water taxi) while being thoughtful about how to best use our time (train vs. plane) & keeping budget in mind. Our entire trip was loaded into a beautiful user-friendly app that also held all our documents & tickets. Kelli is very organized, dependable, a joy to work with, and puts her heart into making sure the trip is special. Her level of caring felt as if she were planning it for her own family. To top of an amazing experience, we were greeted with a welcome gift in our room to start the trip and a welcome home gift to end the trip. Thank you, Kelli, for making this trip so special and memorable!
By  C. Witherspoon  from  Livermore, CA
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Kelli Benitez responded:
Thank YOU for the opportunity! This was indeed a very special trip and I felt like part of the family as we collaborated. You are all such wonderful, authentic people. The pleasure of planning was all mine. Until the next trip..."Toodles!"

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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • France

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • Groups
  • Celebration Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Europe Express
  • Globus


  • Master of Adventure Royal Caribbean University
  • Universal Orlando Training Program
  • College of Disney Knowledge 2021
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Bachelor's Degree
  • AmaWaterways Certified Advisor

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