The official travel company for the Emmy-nominated show “Destination Craft!”
Craftours is the largest, most successful travel company in the world for niche market travel. We have designed land tours, cruises and special events for a variety of clients including well-known celebrities, major crafters and national magazines, successful companies, and a variety of organizations interested in a top-notch travel experience. Emmy-nominated producer and television host Jim West is CEO of this 28-year old company, and he has surrounded himself with a friendly, qualified, customer-service oriented staff who look after all your travel needs.
With a 65% repeat business, Craftours truly is in a league of their own. We are focused on providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who travel with us, with professional tour guides around the world in over seventy countries, a team of professional travel managers who personally look after our groups, and master artisans in dozens of niche markets who teach during our trips.
Craftours opened its doors in April 1995 and we will soon be celebrating our 30 years in business. We are not only the largest and longest running tour operator in the world for people who craft, but we are also the largest travel planner for niche market tours. Our specialty is crafting the perfect travel experience for you, that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime trip you will never forget. Other companies can organize a tour to a variety of destinations around the world, but it is our goal to provide an “experience” as you learn more about the culture, traditions, food, arts and crafts and people in every place we go.
Our office is located in Spring Valley, Illinois, and we are a dedicated, hard-working staff whose goal is to plan the greatest trip you have ever experienced. We have Craftours professional travel managers who travel on each trip we plan, as well as knowledgeable and friendly tour guides in over 75 countries around the world. As a tour operator we must rely on other companies and people to take care of our guests, and that is why we have a preferred list of hotels, airlines, motor coach companies, artists, and organizations we work with on a regular basis. They represent us in first-class fashion and provide the quality of service we have built our reputation on.
At Craftours, we are genuinely very happy to serve you and create memories that will last a lifetime.