Why Cruise & Tour

We love creating Worry-Free Group Travel Experiences. We actually kind of obsess about it because we know most people come to us after having had at least one really bad vacation. It starts with a call to our amazing customer relations team where all of your questions are answered and you feel really good about what you just purchased. It continues with frequent updates that have you feeling relaxed and prepared for your upcoming journey. As for the travel itself, just sit back and enjoy the experience. The details are covered by your group travel concierge.

We know you’re going to love the Like-Minded Travelers on your tour because they’re cut from the same rug as you. Believe us, we’ve heard the horror stories about being trapped on tour with a bunch of obnoxious people. Time and again, our travelers have met lifelong friends while on our trips.

We can’t wait to take you to the world’s Iconic Sites. The Taj Mahal, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the list goes on and on. Their beauty and mystique defy logic and are often your motivation to travel. But we’re equally excited about showing you some Off the Beaten Path Treasures (the things that aren’t in the guide books and other companies don’t take the time to show you). Often, these are the experiences that you come home talking about.

It’s all about you. When you’re ready to experience travel that is actually worth it, give us a call at (800) 383-3131.

Meet Our Team

Ethan Wingfield - President

Prior to joining Cruise & Tour, Ethan Wingfield served as Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Banking at Capital One, leading marketing and growth. Prior to that role, he led a variety of functions during his nearly 15 years at Capital One, including Consumer Banking Strategy and Analytics and Retail Bank Transformation. He serves on the Board of Directors at Walden Mutual Bank and Geneva College, and serves as an advisor to a variety of startups. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University and Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Jacqueline, share their home with two energetic Westies and eagerly await the arrival of their first child in summer 2022. They have traveled to over 60 countries, ranging from a lot of classic destinations (France, Japan, and Mexico) to a few off the beaten path (Bahrain, Uruguay, Liechtenstein to name a few).

Charlie Crull - Vice President of Group Products

Charlie officially joined the Cruise & Tour team in 2008 but likes to say that he has been interning for the job since the age of four. He has been fortunate enough to have traveled to all 7 continents, with his favorite place in the world being New Zealand. Charlie’s main responsibilities include group travel planning, business development, marketing and being the only one to wear flannel on Flannel Friday. Charlie resides in Durham, New Hampshire with his wife Maria and son George and enjoys coaching soccer, hiking, fishing and brewing beer in his free time.

Jeff Gurrier - Vice President of Operations

Jeff has over 35 years of business management, IT and operations experience in industries as diverse as hospitality, data center operations, software development and aerospace manufacturing. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to put his business skills to use ensuring Cruise & Tour’s customers experience worry-free group travel. His passion for travel was born motorcycling Europe for a year after graduating from college. He has since upgraded his travel experience from sleeping in a tent on the side of the road to comfortable beds and fine dining.

Bethany Manchester - Director of Group Products

Bethany has over 20 years of product development, guiding, and operations experience in group escorted tourism. She has traveled to over 76 counties yet still has a list of destinations on her “hit list” and is missing her 7th continent, Antarctica! Bethany resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia where she enjoys hiking, being active and loves being a foodie!

Favorite Food: Friday Fish Fry
Eats a wrap with a fork!?!
Dawn Weltzin
Operations Manager
Favorite Food: Pizza
Loves ducks and squirrels
Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin (best rock band of all-time)
Mike Capalbo
Group Products Specialist
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Loves musicals and being Auntie Meg
Was once stranded on a small island
Meaghan Dube
Manager of Customer Relations
Favorite Food: Cheese & Hot Dogs
Has a love/hate relationship with squirrels
Loves frisbee!
Office Mascot