Our Story

At Spirited Travel, we want our specialty tours to be a source of inspiration for our clients. With over 20 years of Professional Services and Management experience, you can be assured that our knowledge and destination expertise, coupled with our global network of contacts and sources will give you peace of mind as you tour with us. Each specialty group tour promises to take you on unforgettable journeys, immerse you in unique experiences and introduce you to inspiring people, places and experiences. 

Our tours are handled by qualified, friendly Tour Directors, safe and courteous drivers, and knowledgeable local guides who are experts on their regions. We use only deluxe motorcoaches with climate control and comfortable seats.  All accommodations are deluxe or higher and our tour programs include the best of each region with a combination of historical, cultural, scenic and spiritual variety mixed for your enjoyment.

Spirited Travel is proud to be a member of the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) and both the Signature Travel and Travel Leaders Networks ® consortiums. In addition, we are an affiliate of Nexion Travel, a host travel agency.


Meet Our Owner

Spirited Travel is a boutique tour company, founded by Professional Services and Management expert Sheila Tomlinson. Her forte is group travel, specializing in destinations throughout the US and Europe. Over 20 years of commitment, experience and expertise have laid the foundation for her work at Spirited Travel. Quality, excellence and value partnered with attention to detail have been her trademark. Though travel is one of her many hobbies, she gets a sense of accomplishment from the tours she guides. She enjoys being with her wonderful clients who she considers neighbors, friends and family. Lee, her husband, accompanies her on many of the extended tours. She and Lee are blessed with an amazing son with whom they love to spend time at their home in Haymarket, Virginia.

"When I formed Spirited Travel, I wanted to create group travel experiences that were culturally rich and spiritually up lifting. My utmost goal was to provide exceptional travel experiences to my local community that would otherwise not be possible. What I wasn't expecting was all the joy, new connections and friendships my clients and I have made as a result."

Sheila Tomlinson, Owner & Tour Executive