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Small World Travel & Tours, LLC has been in business for over 37 years, as a family owned and operated travel agency. Based just down the road from Raleigh's metro area, our small town was been a hub for Weddings for years. We are located in the heart of an historic downtown community, anchored by a number of generationally run Businesses that have embrace the Wedding industry, from Fine Art Photogrphers to In-town stately Manison venues to larger Farms just outside town, to Florist, and even catering options. Come to see us, and while your here save money on many other areas of your wedding in one trip.

We pride ourselves on offering the best service & value you will find anywhere. Honesty and integrity are the corner stones of our company. Small World Travel & Tours is among the largest and oldest family own and operated Travel Companies in the North Carolina.

Much of our business not only comes Honeymoons but also from groups of all types, companies, family, friends, and more. We have an extensive knowledge and 1st experience on how to handle wedding-moons (Our owner and his wife, had a small group of 250 friends and clients with them in-destination for their Wedding-moon) We are able to handle groups of all sizes and all the details to make everything flow worry free for you. We are a full service Travel Agency for the greater Raleigh area, Benson, Four Oaks, Dunn, Erwin, Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Apex, and anyone else. We are also able to plan everything over the phone and for some Honeymooners this is a relief, as we know you are very busy planning your Big Day.

With our recent move, to our much larger location 201A East Main St. (Just 3 blocks away from our original location) In addition to all the original travel services we always offered. We also offer a full scale, travel store and gift shop complete with many Honeymoon/ Wedding gift items.

A must stop if you are traveling. We are a unique gift shop, not only is this a very cool completely restored historic building. We have been in the travel industry for over 37 years. Able to help with many of your questions locally or afar. Offering some handmade gift items, t-shirts, including shirts and hats from Benson's very own Broadslab Distillery, hand beaded jewelry and much more. Grab your Disney souvenirs on the way down for less, pick up what you forgot on the way home... Cruises, we have all the little things to help make your cruise more enjoyable for less.... Same for a day or week at the Beach, Pool or Lake...

History

Established in 1987.

We bought the property of our original location in 1978 it was 100 year old large Victorian home owned by the well known Parker family. After using it as a home for a number of years the business took over, fast forward to 2021 we bought a large corner stone building (only 3 blocks away from our original location) in the heart of historic downtown Benson. Its was here that we added the Travel Store and Gift Shop as a means to help our clients with hard to find to often costly vacation items. Our new location has been home to two hardware store, a dime store (Popes), a family jewelry (of which our owner bought his wife's wedding ring 27 years ago from) and most recently a western wear store. Many original items have been kept in our complete restoration of the building. Including a 1914 elevator that has been restored and relocated to the retail floor, savaging of all the bead boards used as walls upstairs from boarding rooms, the hardwood floors and ceiling, along with much more.

Small World Travel & Tours is a travel agency based in Benson, North Carolina that offers wedding travel services.

Frequently asked questions

What types of travel do you specialize in?

Cruises
Destination Weddings
Family Trips
Group Travel / Tours
Honeymoons
Luxury Trips

What destinations do you specialize in?

Alaska
Caribbean
Central America
Dominican Republic
East Europe
Hawaii
Mexico
North America
Pacific Islands
South America
West Europe

What travel services do you provide?

Emergency Assistance
Travel Insurance
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Paul Boucher
Paul Boucher
Owner

I grew up in our family travel business that we've owned for over 37 years, and "if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life". I don't feel like its work, its just something I enjoy and over the years ive gotten to sail on over 60 ships and visited countless travel destinations with more then 30 years of experience in the travel industry.

In 2023 we moved 3 Blocks away to a new and larger location, added a Store, why the Store?, While I felt like we were able to help people with their vacations, it seams like every one has a story about being away from home and getting "taken for a ride" cost wise on something.


Thats what I wanted to help with, having a fun place to shop where you can get the small things you need for vacation at a reasonable cost and items that help you get the most out of your vacations. You see over the years what I found out was, vacation time in more valuable to most people than their everyday time. It may be the only time that year they have all the kids together, average American gets less then 4 days of vacation time a year, I want to help you get the most out of it, without getting over charged for the little things that make those memories so special.

Amy Norris
Amy Norris
Office Manager

Amy has worked with us for a number of years, traveling to a number of the latest hot stops for honeymooner. She is able to help you plan all the details of you Honeymoon.

Maria Boucher
Maria Boucher
Founding Partner

Maria started Small World Travel and Tours in 1987 in the living room of her and Fred's (Husband/ and later Business Partner) home on Hill st.

They bought the property of our original location in 1978 it was 100 year old large Victorian home owned by the well known Parker family. After using it as a home for a number of years the business took over, fast forward to 2021 we bought a large corner stone building (only 3 blocks away from our original location) in the heart of historic downtown Benson. Its was here that we added the Travel Store and Gift Shop as a means to help our clients with hard to find to often costly vacation items.

Even after Fred's death from a long battle of Pulmonary Fibrosis Maria has continued to enjoy not only Traveling, but also still helps to plan vacations for family, friends and clients.

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