(32 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Helle Madsen Hamilton

Fairfax, VA

Travel Agent with 20 Years Experience

I have been a travel agent for twenty years and can't imagine doing anything else! I was born in Aarhus, Denmark and have lived in Turkey, Berlin & Brussels. I have traveled all over Europe over a thirty year span. I'm a Viking River cruise and AMA Waterways specialist as well as Cancun, AM Resorts and Club Med Specialist. I love learning about destinations and cultures and using what I've learned to help my clients have their own travel experiences.

My Travel Specialties


Visiting Italy by yourself can be a daunting proposition. Each region and city truly has its own personality and you’ll be hard pressed to see it all in just one trip. Joining an escorted tour is an ideal way to hold FOMO at bay and ensure you’re getting a proper introduction to one of the Mediterranean’s...
Read more from my ESCORTED TOURS OF ITALY bio.


Samuel Johnson, writer of the first English dictionary, once said he who is tired of London, must be tired of life. He wasn’t joking! There are always fun new things to discover and learn about the British capital. Even beyond the hustle and bustle of London, the British Isles pack so many attractions...
Read more from my SCANDINAVIA EXPERT bio.

Avalon River Cruise Expert

I have been a travel agent for twenty-plus years and I can't imagine doing anything else! I was born in Aarhus, Denmark, and have also lived in Turkey, Germany and Belgium. As a result, I have traveled all over Europe. One of my favorite things about river cruising is how incredibly peaceful it is...
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Art and culture fans may not get as much enjoyment out of a more nature-oriented cruise like many of those in Alaska and the Caribbean. Instead, consider yourself Europe bound. High season for Mediterranean cruises is naturally during the summertime, but you can find great itineraries on the eastern...


There is so much more to cruising in Europe than the Mediterranean. Europe’s rivers can give you an up close and personal look at the interior of the continent with all the comfort and convenience of staying on board a ship. Your Europe river cruise could take you anywhere from the charming villages...


When cruising in Russia, you have two main options: the Volga and the Svir. Either will grant you the Russia river cruise of your dreams – a holiday full of magnificent landmarks and the unique culture that has made Russia a world power for centuries.The iconic Volga River is bookended by Russia’s...
Read more from my RUSSIA RIVER CRUISES bio.


Cruising is one of the most comfortable ways to explore exotic locales. An Asia river cruise can take you far off the beaten path to awe-inspiring temples, quaint floating villages, and towering pagodas. You might elect to hop on a ‘slow boat to China’ and cruise down the Yangtze River, the largest...
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Europe Specialist

I truly love Europe and know much of it like the back of my hand.  Let me help plan your next great European adventure.


Read more from my Europe Specialist bio.


Rugged and adventurous, Alaska offers travelers a one-of-a-kind cruising experience and with the ever-present threat of global warming, it may not be around forever. May and June are the best months to enjoy an Alaska cruise, but the season runs from April through September or October. Many cruise...
Read more from my ALASKA CRUISE SPECIALIST bio.

Club Med Specialist

Club Med pioneered the all-inclusive concept in 1950 when the first all-inclusive vacation village was created.  All-inclusive resorts are now a standard offering in many vacation destinations, but it all started with Club Med.

Club Med's 60 resorts offer unique settings in beautiful natural...
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AM Resorts Specialist

AM Resorts is a provider of luxurious all-inclusive accommodations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Located in places where many vacationers want to go, just about everyone will be able to choose an AM Resort. They are the perfect setting for romantic getaways, family reunions, weddings, honeymoons,...
Read more from my AM Resorts Specialist bio.


The Caribbean is perhaps the best and certainly the most popular place to enjoy your first cruise. Many itineraries begin in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, which is only about a three hour flight from BWI Airport. Because of its convenience and subsequent popularity, you also have tons of availability...
Read more from my CARIBBEAN CRUISE EXPERT bio.

Princess Cruises® BEST. SALE. EVER.

There’s never been a better time to see the world than during Princess Cruises Best. Sale. Ever. Not only is this an offer that’s never been done before, but also it’s worth $95 of value per day. Get the most for your money—and your vacation time—with Princess. Contact me today to take advantage of...
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Holland America Line’s View & Verandah

Maybe you’ve always wanted to see Alaska, Europe, or somewhere beyond. WithHolland America Line’s View & Verandah upgrade event, now you can savorthe journey to your dream destination. Book now until February 28th, 2020, toenjoy exclusive offers including free stateroom upgrades, up to $500 onboardspending...
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My Travel Albums

Club Med
AM Resorts

My Travel Stories

The Many Faces of Cancun

I am often asked by my clients to help them navigate all the choices they have when it comes to a Cancun vacation.  I advise them to think about what they want to do and how they want to remember their vacation and let that guide them.

If you like nightlife and a Vegas-like atmosphere you will...Read more.

My Reviews

18 of 24 people found this review helpful
Very Responsive
Helle is very responsive to our requests and has great suggestions when we need help with our vacation plans. She also encouraged us to try cruises, and even though we normally are not "big crowd people", we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 cruises we participated in.
By  James J  from  Alexandria VA
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 21 people found this review helpful
Great Trip
"Great Services, very helpful. Helle Hamilton is a great travel agent. We had a great trip
To Jamacia. Thanks for all your help! "
By  Barbara  from  Rock Hill SC
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 24 people found this review helpful
Outstanding Service
Helle was outstanding in helping us plan every aspect of our trip!
By  SAF  from  Vienna, VA
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 24 people found this review helpful
Great Trip!
Helle made the trip so easy! We could not decide where we wanted to go this year. A friend had refered us to Helle, and and within an hour or so we chose our destination. Helle took care of tickets and gave advice on what to see and do. We worked out the details over a couple of days and had a great trip! Helle was very easy to work with and made traveling in a foreign country much easier to navigate.
By  L & L  from  Herndon , Virginia
Traveled to  France ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Helle Madsen Hamilton responded:
Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great time in France!

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12 of 18 people found this review helpful
Very Attentive
I loved how attentive Helle was to my traveling needs. She used her expertise to get my tje best traveling deal.
By  Ashlee D  from  Accokeek MD
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Cayman Islands
  • Virgin Islands
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Alaska
  • Budapest
  • Venice
  • Amsterdam
  • Cancun
  • St. Petersburg
  • Caribbean
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Barcelona
  • Vietnam
  • Spain
  • Riviera Maya
  • Thailand
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Playa Del Carmen

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Coach Tours
  • Cruises
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Adult Only
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Family Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • AMResorts
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • CIE Tours International
  • Tauck
  • Globus
  • Holland America Line
  • Insight Vacations
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Palace Resorts
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Riu Hotels

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

Industry Affiliations:

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