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Alaskan Cruise

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Almalfi Coast

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Iguazu Falls

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Bethel Vacations

For the past 41 years we have arranged Bethel Tour Vacations to the World Headquarters for thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses. All tours include a visit to Brooklyn Bethel, the Educational Center at Patterson Bethel, Watchtower Farm and the Printing Factory at Wallkill Bethel where you will see the expansion taking place. Each tour includes a sightseeing tour of New York City plus the admission fee for the Biblical tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art given by Brothers from Oasis Tours.
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Travel Destinations

All of our tours originate from any city in the USA or Canada to Bethel and around the world. Thousands of Friends have enjoyed our group rates so they do not have to worry where to stay or what to see while on our fully arranged tours. One of the highlights is that “wherever possible,” arrangements are made to meet with the local Brothers.
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All of our cruises can originate with the airfare from any city in the USA or Canada to see either the glaciers in Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands or to visit the famous ports in Europe on one of our European cruises in the Mediterranean. Each year we also arrange a Fall Foliage Cruise to New England and Canada in addition to various cruises in the Caribbean where each island is entirely different from one another.

India Tiger Safari

Illinois International Travel was established in 1967 as a full service travel agency for various corporations and individual travelers. In 1974 our office began arranging tours to visit Bethel in New York and to other destinations around the world on our Memory Maker Vacations.

All of our travel professionals are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm C.S.T. (815.226.9900)

This is now our 41st year of arranging Bethel Tour Vacations and visiting various Branch Offices throughout the world as thousands of Friends have enjoyed our special group rates. You do not have to worry about where to stay, what to see and how to get there. Let our tour escorts do all the arranging while you relax. One of the highlights of our tours is that “wherever possible” arrangements are made to meet with the local Brothers and to visit some of the Worldwide Branch Offices. These tours are not sponsored by the Society, but are a private arrangement by Brothers and limited only to Jehovah’s Witnesses and their relatives which means the best part about our tours are your traveling companions. If you know of someone else who would like to be on our mailing list, send their name and address to us and we will mail them one of our Memory Maker Vacations brochures.
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If you would like to participate in one of our tours, you may print out the reservation form from this website and enclose a check or money order for a $250.00 deposit per person. All reservations are accepted on a first come basis only. After your deposit is received, you may charge the balance on any major credit card. We apologize to anyone we were unable to accommodate on our last tour dates to Bethel and on some of our other tours because of being sold out. To avoid disappointment, we suggest making reservations NOW as each year some tours are sold out months in advance. You can depart from any U.S.A. or Canadian city even if it is not listed by indicating your preferred departure city. If you desire not to participate in one of our programs, you may want to give this website, to another Friend who might be interested in one of our specialized tours.

NOTE: The prices quoted for each tour are for sample departure cities. However, the cost from your hometown may be the same or less, so just let us know which city you prefer to depart from and we will inform you of the total cost. Your reservation must be received as soon as possible as our allotment of lowest priced seats sell out first. All balances are due three to five months prior to departure depending on the tour you choose. Final balances will be explained in your confirmation letter. If you need to cancel, full refunds are made up to 95 days before the tour departs less a handling fee of $100.00 per person. After that, we provide you with optional travel insurance to obtain a refund until departure day in case of illness. Prices are in effect as of November 1, 2014, however, all prices are subject to change due to any airfare increases. Additional information will be mailed to you with a written confirmation as soon as your reservation is received informing you that you are either confirmed or on the waiting list. You can also purchase a land-only package and make your own airline reservations to join any tour. Be sure to inform our office if you have any change of address so you will receive our next mailing in December 2015. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on one of our Memory Maker Vacations.


Call (815-226-9900) or email ( for a copy of our 36 page color brochure detailing our tours to Bethel, cruises and destinations around the world.

For your information, Illinois International Travel also arranges numerous travel incentive programs and conventions as well as event planning for various corporations throughout the world. Please inform our office if you know any companies that plan any type of meetings, as we would be pleased to contact them to explain the benefits of using our services that are listed on our corporate website (

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