Tara Nielsen-Rise 

Omaha, NE United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Spa Vacations
  • Escorted Tours

  • United States - All
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Mexico
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

In 2014 I decided to turn my passion for travel into a career. I believe the world has an infinite number of experiences available to enrich one's story. Every place we travel has the potential to teach you something, to expose your eyes to something you couldn't have imagined or experienced by reading in a book.

My passion is to help you create your next chapter...

Places I Have Traveled

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By: mchristensen

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2015

This worked out perfect! We planned a coastal drive in California and Tara helped set up the flights and the car. I had been in contact with a few other people but she was the first one to respond and knocked it out of the park. I have no doubts that I will be planning my next trip with Tara!!!

Top Notch Agent

By: Sacks

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2015

My trip was exceptional and very pleased with Tara. When Delta had problems and I was unable to fly out she made sure she got me set up the next morning on a flight and that I wasn't stuck in middle seats. I truly appreciated the extra help since Delta was not working with me on it. I can't wait to book with Tara again she is definitely a valuable agent for your organization. This was my first time ever working with T&T.


By: Grinny

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

Everything was perfect thanks for setting up the travel.

Thorough and profesional

By: Richard 75

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

The hotel and the arranged transportation went off without any problems, for which I am grateful. I was disapointed that Avanti tours couldn't arrange my whole trip, especially the NFL game and my side trips. I had to do it myself. The trip was great and we enjoyed London, Port Issac, Highclare castle, and the NFL game.

Great service

By: Happy Campers

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2015

We appreciated Tara's friendly demeanor and helpfulness. Her fees were worth every penny, as working with her helped alleviate a lot of the stress of traveling with two kids!

Very helpful at providing options

By: WS123

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

Tara did a great job looking at flight options for our family of 4 to Amsterdam. We ended up calling a week and half before our departure needing to see what options there were to go sooner due to a death in the family. She quickly found an option that allowed my husband to attend the funeral. Thanks!

Trip was great

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2016

Enjoyed the trip very much. Airline great, hotels were acceptable, except for a couple that were borderline. Especially enjoyed the Fayrefield House in Robe and Crown Plaza in Canberra. Tours were good, but would have preferred that they not all be so early in the day, or the one so late at night returning to the hotel. The train ride from Canberra to Sydney was very good, and along the way saw lots of beautiful country side, farms and animals. The city of Sydney was way too big and busy for my liking, but we survived. The Menzie's hotel was acceptable, but if going back would probably not request that hotel, rooms were very small as well as the bathroom. All the ground transportation was good, and prompt for pickup. Disappointed that we did not see a Kangaroo close enough to get a picture, except in an animal park. The city of Adelaide and Canberra were probably our favorite.

Wonderful Experience!


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

We had a great vacation Tara! Everything could not have gone smoother with our flights and the weather was perfect. The Xcaret was a lot of fun and very pretty. The room was comfortable and clean. Everyone at the hotel including Katlin and George with Olympus Tours were very friendly and helpful. The service we received both from you, Olympus Tours and the hotel staff was excellent. The Chichen Itza tour we went on was fascinating. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Mayan culture. We are looking forward to returning to the region again sometime and will consider going to Merida again as we really enjoy the historical aspects. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience and it was so reassuring knowing that we had someone to contact if we ran into any trouble. We will definitely be in touch for any future travel.

Great service


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

Excellent customer service; great value.

Very Helpful

By: Glenn

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2016

Trip was well planned and everything went as anticipated. Hotel was good as well as the rental car company used.

Very Helpful

By: thankful100

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2016

I had to get Tara to book a ticket for my wife to accompany me on a business trip and was told to get hers first, since mine had to be booked with a different office. Tara set her up with a window seat for each leg of the trip, telling me it would be easier then for me to get a seat assignment next to her. I then booked my ticket no more than 30 minutes later and was able to get the seat next to her on 3 of the 4 legs of the trip. Unfortunately that one the airline, in that short time, had decided that they would only allow seat assignments one hour prior to boarding. I am sure if she had not done what she did I would have had a lot more than just the one time I could not sit with my wife. Very professional and knowledgeable and a great pleasure to work with.

Great 30 year Anniversary trip!

By: ChristyK

Reviewed on: 24 May 2016

Tara helped us plan our Vegas 30 year anniversary trip and it was fantastic! I normally plan all this myself, but she did everything for me and it helped me focus on just having fun! Highly recommend her and the wealth or knowledge she has on the rates and options for your special trip! Thank you again Tara!!

Wonderful trip

By: JoAnn

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

Our trip to Ireland was fantastic. Everything we wanted to see, we saw...& then some!! It was wonderful being picked up at the airport after the long flight. Having the hop on/hop off bus tickets for two days was perfect. We saw a lot of Dublin & were able to get around with no problems. We couldn't have been happier with our driver who was very flexible when we wanted to stop at different places & took us to some sights that we hadn't thought of. He knew how to avoid the bus crowds and gave us great recommendations on where to eat and shop. Riding in a van gave us an excellent view of the countryside and we didn't have to worry about where we were going or how to navigate the narrow roads - - Our driver took care of it all. Tara Nielsen-Rise planned everything perfectly & kept to our budget - - we were thrilled with the hotel rooms (5-Star), their locations, and delicious Continental breakfasts that were like feasts, vouchers to cover tours, flights, etc. Great job, Tara!!!

Tara - a Consummate Professional

By: Wise4315

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Tara is a consummate professional with a gift of high attention to detail combined with an exquisite personal touch. She played a major role in fulfilling a lifelong dream to visit the exact site where my father came ashore on Omaha Beach 0700 on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). Tara always listened intently to my desires in planning, with her questions guiding me to refine a trip equally enjoyable for my wife. From September 2015 until standing on EASY RED beach on June 6, 2016 she shaped a wonderful trip. An example of Tara’s active listening skills was my desire to have a highly qualified military historian providing the tour the Normandy beach heads. Expectations were exceeded by having a guide possessing a doctorate in history (Colin Taylor, PhD, Objective D-Day tours).The result of our combined effort produced a personal lifelong desire for me to honor my father and loving memories for both my wife and I to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

birthday trip to Dallas

By: frannie

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

she was very awesome to work with for my trip. very polite and patiences

Tara is wonderful

By: Dandees

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

Tara is very professional. Very sweet. I would highly recommend her.


By: Pjloma

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Tara was great, very detail oriented. She researched anything she didn’t know.

Travel Planning Made Easy

By: HCA52969

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

I had happened to win a gift card to Travel and Transport from my undergraduate university. I was a groomsman for my best friend's wedding and decided to put it to use to help cover my round trip airfare. Long story short, I could not be more impressed with the professionalism, courteousness, and quality service exhibited by Travel and Transport, and in particular, Tara. Upon calling them to figure out how to redeem the gift card, Tara bent over backwards to put my on my preferred airline and on a cost-effective set of flights. I had forgotten to give her my loyalty membership initially; upon calling her back, she gladly accepted it and promptly sent me my flight info. Everything went wonderfully and I could not be happier with the service I received.

Very professional and friendly service

By: Sandman

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2016

Our experience was great.. Tara was very helpful no matter what the questions were. I am sure we will be using T&T again.

expert awesome service

By: bonbon

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

everything was expertly handled from transportation to hotel to cruise. would recommend her for upcoming travel. job well done

Two great trips with Virtuouso/Travel & Transport this year

By: John & Koco

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

Tara booked two fabulous trips for us this year. She recommended Secrets Maroma and she hit it right on for us! All the little details were taken care of, went without a hitch and we could not be more pleased. Then she set us up for a trip to Vancouver, Washington with rooms at the fabulous downtown Hilton, flights, rental cars....we only had to show up to enjoy it! She was able to work within our budget and seemed to instinctively know just what would work for us! Great service, reasonably priced.

Tara is terrific

By: Oz Visit

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

Tara listened carefully, met all my hopes and expectations, and, was efficient and effective. Added to that, she was charming. You are lucky to find her.
Not Recommended


By: Customer

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

Unsatisfactory and painful.

Professional, goes above and beyond to create dreams!

By: KocoinIowa

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017

Tara is exceptionally easy to work with. She is efficient, listens well to what the purpose of the trip is and how we want to spend it. She has assisted us on a number of different vacations now and I wouldn't work with anyone else!! Everything she has ever lined up for us has worked like clock work, no surprises, everything perfect!! She does it all from the airline, hotel, and transportation and all within the budget I provide. She is a gem and anyone using her services will be pleased. I don't typically tip a travel agent, but she more than deserves one!

Recent Trip

By: MJ

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Tara took some vague ideas of mine and turned them into a fantastic, truly memorable vacation that worked like clockwork!


By: Brad

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

Tara was very helpful planning the trip and solving problems that arose

A great experience with T/T and Tara

By: Dennis K

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Tara is very very helpful. She is knowledgeble and patient.

Disney World trip

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017

She gave us great tips on places to eat, found a place to stay on our budget. The rides she suggested were great. Appreciated her help and would book with her again 😋😋😳❤️

Trip planning

By: Nik

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

She was great to work with.


By: Disneymouse

Reviewed on: 21 May 2017

Very easy! No problems! Had a great time!

Jake in L.A.

By: Jake

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Very good. Very helpful.

just awesome

By: Correa

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Took everything into consideration. Helped plan my trip within a week. Wow!!!

Expert assistance with complicated itinerary

By: sakartvelo dave

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Tara was a fantastic help with our complicated itinerary. Our under age daughter had to travel overseas with some friends and family, and Tara made sure she had all the matching flights as well as inserting notes in her record locator to facilitate her check-in procedures. We were very pleased with the high degree of attention and detail she exhibited.


By: Laura

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Tara helped us plan our cruise and she was very helpful. It was our first cruise experience so I had a lot of questions that she was always happy to answer or find the answer if necessary. I would definitely use her again for any trip planning.

Great Advisor

By: Sunshine

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

She was great. Very efficient and helpful. She answered all questions we had. Didn't matter what it was. When we had changes, she was able to do them with no problem.. She is a very friendly person. This is the second trip in as many years that she has helped us with. Will definitely call her again for our trips.


By: Kelly

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

She was very help and always did her best to find the things we wanted in a trip, and at the lowest price. She was always on target with checking back with us at certain points before the trip, and preparing us. She even checked with us after we got home to see how we liked the trip!

Ireland golf adventure

By: Bosshog

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

Very helpful, made good plane connections both to Ireland and back from Ireland. Kept me informed of any time changes that occurred between booking and actual flight.

Very appreciative of Tara Nielsen-Rise

By: Kim OConnor

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

This is not the first experience we've had working with Tara. We have used her fine services several times now and couldn't be happier! Tara listens and seems to find just the right places to stay and makes all the arrangements for us. She is worth way more than the minor fee she collects! I hope she has a long career with Virtuoso and Travel and Transport so we can continue to work together! She puts a fresh face on customer service!!

Very satisfied

By: Cesar

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Tara was a great person to work with. She made everything so simple. I will definitely be going back to her for my next trip

New york

By: Fat Bob

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Very nice, very knowledgeable. Did a great job.

Tara Nielsen-Rise

By: Juliette

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Fabulous! I very highly recommend her!

Tara made our dreams come true...

By: Hamilton Disneyland Vacation

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Tara was there every step of the way I have no stress and planning because she took that on herself to make sure that we have the most magical vacation. My husband and I have been together in the seven years never been on vacation because we were unable to afford it. I was able to win a trip from my job though and they gave the money to Tara's company. I thank God that is my company chose to set the trip up for me and I'm so glad that I randomly chose Tara! Tara is an absolute asset to the company I had a medical emergency two days before we were leaving and I called her in tears and she calmed me down. Luckily the trip didn't have to be changed or canceled but she made me feel like everything was going to be OK and we were able to go on our trip and it was absolutely magical. My husband and I fell in love all over again and we were able to celebrate our little girls 5th birthday in Disneyland!! There is absolutely no words to express my absolute gratitude to Tara and her company!!

Sara Moose

By: Travel Expert

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Absolutely wonderful. She is so responsive and makes changes quickly. I have used her five times now and it is always a great flight.


By: Bn

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Great she answer all my question was very helpful . Thanks to her we were able to go home for the holidays . We are thankful we found her

Very well done

By: Chad G

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

She has some great suggestions and has never let us down. My wife and I call Tara everytime we plan a vacation.

Europe trip

By: Wendy

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Tara was very responsive to every question.

Las Vegas

By: Timma

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Tara was wonderful to work with. She understood what we wanted, and made it happen, from the hotel that had the features we needed, to transportation.


By: Chan

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

We would loved everything about our trip to Hawaii. She made everything so easy for us to follow and it made for a very relaxing trip. I would 100% work with Tara for our next vacation.

Great Northern CA vacation

By: kpeters

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Tara helped my wife and I plan an anniversary trip to Northern California, including Yosemite, Napa Valley, and Redwood Forrest. Tara always responded promptly to my correspondence. She had helpful suggestions about where to go on the trip, having recently traveled to the area herself. Tara also had good advice for changes to our flights, when the weather was affecting flights on the way there.

Paris Honeymoon

By: Jacob

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

Tara had great suggestions, was friendly and helpful, and did an all-around great job helping my wife and I plan our honeymoon!

Great experience for travel support

By: Bear

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

She has great manner and speed to help customer. Thanks to her!!

Punta Cana

By: crutch

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Tara is the best and most professional travel agent I have ever worked with. She was quick to reply, gave a lot of options, understood our wants and needs and made proper recommendations from those. She was quick to add a night and change a room with out any fuss. She even gave us a heads up prior to our trip that the beach had a problem with seaweed. We did not care about that but greatly appreciate her letting us know ahead of time. An absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend anyone to her.

Granddaughter Trip

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Tara was great. Pleasure working with her. She was very helpful was very timely getting info and returning calls. Would use her for travel reservations in the future.

Excellend service!

By: Mitch Morehouse

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Tara was great to work with, and went above and beyond. We had a problem with the US postal service, where I didn't receive my travel documents, and she immediately overnighted them to make sure I had what I needed for the trip. I would definitely recommend Tara!
Not Recommended

Review of Tara

By: Saddlesore

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2018

Hard to reach by phone and not helpful.

Maui Hawaii vacation

By: pokey

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

Wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and spot on with her assessment of the resort and area we were staying in Maui! Very safe, clean and gorgeous! The kids had a blast with their own freedom to explore! Mom and Dad were very comfortable allowing them their space so we could enjoy some of our own! Tara, had everything mapped out, planned, and we had paid for pretty much everything before we left which helped to make it feel more inclusive and kids had lots to look forward too. She was so thorough I barely had to lift a finger!

Tara is Amazing!

By: Sara

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

We loved working with Tara throughout the planning process, as well as during our trip. She was quick to respond if we had any questions and took care of all of our needs throughout our vacation so that we could simply relax and have a blast!

Valentin Imperial Maya

By: Cindy

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Tara is Amazing! She’s the most attentive, kind, and thoughtful agent we could’ve asked for! We’ve already recommended her to other family and friends!


By: Noreen

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2018

Great I found her a help to everybody. She knew what to do and seemed to enjoy herself.

Immanuel Explorers Trip to Branson

By: Junior

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

She was so efficient and kept everything going as it was supposed to go.

Hawaii Vacation

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2018

Tara did an excellent job in arranging the details of our trip. She made our trip go very smoothly.

England Trip

By: Joe Reed

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2018

Extremely helpful, we needed to make changes to the trip and Tara was a great help with making the changes and getting back to me with confirmation of all of the details making our trip a true success and one we will never forget.

great experience

By: maj

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2018

Tara gave us tips on area amenities that were very helpful once we arrived. Saved us much time.


By: larson5@email.arizona.edu

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2019

Hey Tara, I had a blast in Chicago, thank you so much for your help and making very easy. I will be in contact soon for future trips. God Bless

New Zealand tickets

By: Tire Guy

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

Tara helped me with tickets to New Zealand without a lot of notice, got me great times on my flight and at a great price.

Magical service!

By: Matt

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Tara was great to work with! What started out as an email to a college friend that works at T&T got us referred to Tara. Tara's vast Disney experience was very important for us rookies. She gave us some great tips on how to use the dining plan, plan our FastPasses and get the most out of our days at Disney World. I will not hesitate at all to contact Tara for our next trip we plan. Thank you!!

Hawaian Trip


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2019

Excellent Knowledgeable

Vegas trip

By: Sassy

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2019

Excellent . She always does it right for us

SF Dallas trip

By: Jim Janning

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

Tara did an excellent job with a very difficult set of travel reservations involving four different cities, three different airlines, and three different combinations of flyers. We greatly appreciate her work on this.

Best trip ever

By: Jeanette

Reviewed on: 09 May 2019

I worked with Tara to plan a trip to Jamaica for my daughter and her boy friend. Tara made the process easy and fun. She gave me many wonderful suggestions on how I could make their trip more memorable. They had the time of their lives. They loved Jamaica and said it was the "best trip ever"! Thank you, Tara, for making this a trip they will never forget.

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