Ruth Turpin


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Ruth Turpin
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Turpin is particularly expert at planning European cruises, including those along the Mediter­ranean coast or on inland waterways, such as Portugal's Douro River. She can also meticulously plan pre- and post-cruise excursions—one trip included a three-day tour of Rome with a private entrance to the Sistine Chapel and the Catacombs, plus a similar, exclusive viewing of David in Florence.

While she admits that there's still some uncertainty when it comes to cruise itineraries, owing to continued pandemic restrictions, that isn't deterring her clients from planning for the future. "People are booking more—and further out," Turpin says. "We just had two different couples book their 2023 cruises."

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: European river cruises, safaris

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $500 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: From $250

Contact Info | 817-235-6644| Fort Worth, Tex.


"I have been working with Ruth Turpin since 2001 and have booked about 30 trips with her. She works very hard to furnish information in a timely manner and is not finished with a booking until her customers are satisfied. She's extremely well connected and will get any discounts available. Ruth has been and will continue to be our travel agent in the future. Her opinion is very valuable. " - Wayne T.

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