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"With so many travel options out there, it can be overwhelming. As your travel agency we will work as your 'value interpreter'. Using our expertise, we will find amazing experiences that exceed your every desire, but not your budget. With our services, you will be confident that your Dream Vacation will be perfectly planned, hassle-free, and filled with monents you'll never forget."

  • Small Business Saturday

    11/18/2022 4:02:19 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Shop Local & Travel Global this Small Business Saturday!

    We may take you around the great big world, but it’s “small” that makes it all go ‘round.

    This Small Business Saturday, we want to thank you for trusting our small business for your travel needs. As you know, travel advisors can help you through every step of your vacation journey, from finding the best deals for you to protecting that investment to guiding you there and back safely.

    In fact, we know of some extremely exciting Black Fri-Yay offers – like up to $300 off air and hotel getaways on top of already discounted resort stays—with Apple Vacations–I wanted to talk to you about! You don’t even have to travel until 12/15/23, so you can lock in the savings with plenty of time to look forward to your eventual escape. Or visit www.tyustours.com to view all our offerings.

    So, thank you again for choosing our small business this Small Business Saturday, and any day you decide you need a vacation! We look forward to taking care of you in the days to come.

    When you’re ready to plan your getaway, we’re here for you :

    Ricky Tyus
    Tyus Tours & Travel

  • Set Sail The Virgin Way

    11/10/2022 3:00:12 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment


    This holiday is just for those 18 and over. No kidding. (See what we did there?) With elevated experiences curated with adults in mind, we’ve created a place where only your Sailors’ inner-child will be roaming free.

    Relaxed Luxe

    We’ve ditched buffets and pre-set dining times to bring your Sailors fresh flavors and unexpected pairings with made-to-order food from our 20+ unique eateries—all included. Dine on churrasco steak and lemon cheesecake at The Wake, mezze-style bites and glasses of rosé in the open air of The Dock, or get your crew together for a lively Korean BBQ free-for-all at Gunbae—all with views of the waves. No stuffiness, just premium service and endless options—all On Us.

    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    We didn’t just build a cruise, we set out to create a revolutionary way to explore the world. From longer stays and overnights at ports, to diverse entertainment and dining experiences, your Sailors will never want to sail any other way. Plus, all of our voyages always include over $600 in extras, like dining at 20+ unique eateries, WiFi, group fitness classes, tips, and essential drinks.

    Boutique Glamour

    Combining the luxury of a yacht with the diverse options of a larger ship, our Creative Collective designed an environment that inspires personal and experiential connection — spaces where the sea is always front and center. Whether you’re living large in a Tom Dixon-designed suite or taking in the views from a Sea Terrace, technology and sustainability are all around; tinted windows, LED lighting, eco-sensors, and thoughtfully-sourced materials are just a few of the design choices that help our ship use less energy, without sacrificing style.

    Our Ships

    With Richard at the helm, we're building ships that bring together everything you love from your favorite places on land, with the butterfly-inducing excitement of the open ocean. Where superyacht design and your dream destinations meet. Welcome to how Virgin does cruise ships.

    21st Century Sailing

    Swipe it. Dim it. Play it. Tap it. Order. Love it. We don't want to encourage you to stay in bed all day, but with our killer app and tablet in every room, we made it very tempting. And if the trip starts while you're mid-binge, worry not — we literally have a satellite (yes, a satellite) that can beam you all the goodness. So dim the lights, order in, make a reservation all while being completely horizontal.

    Shaking Up The Industry


    Bar tab is onboard credit for Sailors to use on any of and all beverages not already included in the voyage fare. Bar tab gets your Sailors (and their friends) what they want, where and when they want it, including non-alcoholic options like specialty coffees, pressed juices and smoothies.


    Learn more

    Dreamy Getaways

            50% off second Sailors for two traveling together, valid on all sailings through April 2024.
            No single supplement for Sailors traveling solo, valid on Caribbean sailings through April 2023.
            And all can celebrate with a few extra rounds of sunset cocktails on us, with a prepaid Bar Tab $100 bonus.

    Click here to book an appointment today!

  • How to Plan Your Trip to the Kentucky Derby

    11/3/2022 2:59:53 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    The history, the hats, the spectacle of the Kentucky Derby... There really isn't another sporting event in the world that combines all of this together into a weekend fit for nearly any type of sports fan. Let's talk about how we can get you to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, and maybe not even have to break your piggy bank.

    There are a few ways to plan your trip, depending on what type of experience you want to have. Let's go through a few of the options.

    The Budget Minded Fan: Kentucky Derby tickets, ala carte hotel room, rental car

    Choose Kentucky Derby Tickets in one of the 1st Floor Grandstand Sections. You won't be able to see the entire track but you will be close to the horses and that view is actually pretty cool. TV's are stationed throughout Churchill Downs so you won't miss a minute of the races. Booking your hotel room during the Derby weekend can be tricky, but opting for something in the Louisville East area is a good budget option. Prepare of a bit of a drive to the track and a walk once you park at Churchill Downs.

    The Inclusive Experience: Kentucky Derby Package with hotel, tickets and hospitality

    If you want the best value, most hassle-free Derby Weekend, then this is your best bet. Great hotel locations and good seats are included in all of the packages. Round trip race day shuttle transfers from your hotel to Churchill Downs and access to in-track hospitality suites including food, beverages, and private wagering stations are just some of the amenities offered in Derby travel packages.

    The Equine History Traveler: Tour the Blue Grass Country, then attend the Derby

    If you want to learn about the history of the Kentucky Derby and explore the beautiful Blue Grass Country, then this is the tour for you. Ranging from 3-6 nights long, these tours combine day trips through the countryside, exclusive access inside the top area horse farms, and tours of historic Keeneland Race Track and the Kentucky Horse Park. You will even stop for a Bourbon Tasting! Woohoo! Tickets to the Oaks and the Derby are included as well as all ground transportation during your stay and some meals.

    The Wowser Traveler: VIP Club access, luxury lodging, party, party, party

    If you want to have an experience that will live in your memory forever, then this is the Derby trip for you. Stay in a 5-star hotel like the Brown Hotel, sit in Millionaires Row or Turf Club seats, and attend the star-studded Barnstable Brown Party on Derby Eve! The Kentucky Derby is always host to celebrities from all over the world and they will be sitting in Millionaires Row. Exclusive access to other parties and VIP events throughout Derby Weekend can also be included.

    So, let's get you there! I look forward to helping you plan your trip to the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs!

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