Why Choose Riverdale Travel?
Riverdale Travel is one of the largest vacation travel agencies in Minnesota. We have earned “Top Producer” awards with almost every major vendor, and our travel specialists averages over 15 years of experience.
This recognition, along with our commitment to service, sets us apart from other travel companies. When you book your travel with us, you can be confident you’ll receive the best quality products and services from top industry suppliers.
Educated and Supportive Travel Consultants
Riverdale Travel has been fortunate to attract some of the industry’s brightest and most experienced. Our travel consultants have spent thousands of hours personally vetting their recommended hotels, camps, guided tours, all inclusive packages, and destinations.
Our team has also earned awards from many national and international travel companies, from Apple Vacations to Globus Family of Brands. When you choose Riverdale Travel, you’ll be partnered with a consultant who is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about our mission: creating an adventure that will exceed your expectations.
What We Do
Our expertise, resources, and connections streamline trip planning and offer numerous benefits, whether you’re booking foreign international travel, a family vacation to Disney, or a corporate trip in the U.S.
You can count on us to constantly monitor travel alerts and restrictions, take care of all your accommodations (down to the finest details like dining reservations and theme park wristbands), and make adjustments should your plans need to be rescheduled.
The only thing we won’t do is pack your suitcase – but we will make sure you have the right documents and gear you need for your destination!
Custom Vacation Packages
Even better yet, we bring your dream vacation to life by customizing your experience to your personal preferences, whether you’re looking for a lively adventure or a quiet, remote island.
Exclusive Offers and Promotions
Thanks to Riverdale’s partnerships with private yachts, cruise lines, airlines, and land packages, you’ll enjoy exclusive offers to travel in luxury and style at the most affordable rates.
So where do you want to be? You say the word, and Riverdale Travel will figure out the rest!
Are You Traveling for Business or Pleasure?
We’re ready to connect you with a travel expert who specializes in the vacation or destination you’re interested in, offering intelligent insights to help you make the most of your investment.
Business Travel: Meetings and Incentives
Our business travel services are dedicated to helping you reduce expenses and streamline the reservation process.
A consultant can work with you to develop and manage full service incentive programs, special events, and strategic meeting management programs on a global scale.
Our vacation specialists cater to travelers looking to book vacation packages, including cruises, flights, hotels, honeymoons, group travel, and more!
From two-week Europe tours to last-minute getaways to Mexico, Riverdale Travel can do it all. We understand the value of travel experiences and will ensure you book only the best!
History of Riverdale Travel
Two Minnesota travel agencies with rich experience – Schilling and Riverdale – merged in 2018 to form the robust travel company we operate today!
The company started as Schilling Travel Service in 1924, founded by Wilbur Schilling, a professor from Duluth who had run student trips for years and finally decided to move from teaching and open up a storefront in Minneapolis. Wilbur handed the business over to his son, Bill Schilling, who eventually sold it to Fannie Shapiro. She then sold to a group of women who ran it for a few years and then sold to Linda Logman, who ran it for 25 years, selling to Robert Herman in 2012.
In 1986, Riverdale Travel was started by Carol and Sandy Anderson in its first Coon Rapids location. Although the name was different (Star Travel), their mission to provide valuable travel experiences to the community remains the same. As the business grew, Carol and Sandy added an experienced staff of travel professionals and moved to the current Riverdale location. In 2018, Riverdale Travel was purchased by Robert Herman, Amy Ferreira, and Jose Ferreira.