About 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 average over 15 years of experience. This recognition along with our commitment to service, sets us apart from other travel companies. You can be confident you are receiving the best quality products and services, from top industry suppliers when you book your travel with us.
Why Riverdale Travel?
Riverdale Travel’s reputation is built with each vacation we book for our customers. Every travel specialist at Riverdale Travel works hard to find a way to accommodate all customers’ requests. Most of all we strive to ensure customer satisfaction and overall valuable travel experiences.
What Our Clients Are Saying…
A huge thank you to Riverdale Travel for planning an amazing honeymoon for us in Italy! Every detail was put together and planned out to perfection during our two weeks in Lake Como, Tuscany and Venice. Your experience and knowledge of these areas was very evident, resulting in a once in a lifetime trip for us! You are the best Sandy Anderson and team! One of our favorites from the trip- touring Villa Del Bianbello on Lake Como.
Jill and Jay, Mahtomedi, MN
We’ve been using Jen as our travel agent for several years. She has demonstrated consistently excellent travel arrangement skills over the years. She has planned both simple domestic trips for us and very complicated overseas onesJen’s warm, energetic personality makes it a pleasure to work with her. It has helped us forge a close personal relationship with her, and we consider her a friend, first, and our travel agent, second…
Pete H. Hastings, MN
Our vacation specialists cater to travelers looking to book vacation packages, cruises, flights, hotels, honeymoons and group travel. From two-week Europe tours to last-minute getaways to Mexico, Riverdale Travel can do it all. We understand the value in travel experiences and and will ensure you book only the best!
Our Business Travel Services are dedicated to helping you reduce business travel expenses as well as streamline the reservation process.
Meetings and Incentives
Riverdale Travel will work with you to develop and manage full service incentive programs, special events and strategic meeting management programs on a global scale.
History of Riverdale Travel
The company started as Schilling Travel 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 to Fannie Shapiro. She 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 Anderson and Sandy Anderson in it’s 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.
Opening Day – Schilling Travel in 1924
Star Travel 1986
2002 – 2012 Riverdale Location
Our Current Location (near Lowe’s & Texas Roadhouse)