(15 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Meridith O'Toole

Mendota Heights, MN

Specializing in all things Europe and Beyond

I have extensive knowledge of European destinations and can be a great resource for travelers who really want a customized travel experience. And most importantly, I have the ability to be your one stop shop for everything from airfare, rail travel, hotels, car rentals and sightseeing. My network of international contacts can be your ticket to extraordinary travel experience. Call or email me to plan your next trip to Europe and beyond.

My Travel Specialties

Guided Vacations including small groups

I love guided vacations and think they are a wonderful option for my clients to explore a new destination. Not only do you have the value of a well-informed guide, driver and itinerary, but you get to share your experience with a group of like-minded travelers. Many of us conjure an image of large...
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Ancient Rome!

What's on your Bucket List?

A Trip To remember?  What are your dreams? Where do you want to go? What do you want to see and do? There’s a whole world out there to be explored, and I want to help you plan the perfect, once-in-a-lifetime trip of your dreams! Right now, South Africa is the number one destination on my own list....
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Worldwide River and Small ship cruising

Peaceful and scenic, choosing to visit the cities and countries of Europe by River Cruise offers you a smooth, no-hassle European vacation. Not only do you have the convenience of unpacking only once, you get to dock right in the heart of each historic city and enjoy included excursions to visit the...
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Travel Specialist specializing in Europe

Travel is my passion and whether you are planning a first trip to overseas, want to experience a European River Cruise or just need a Winter Break to an all-inclusive beach resort, you can call on me to help you plan the trip you desire. With my 30+ years of experience, I can help you avoid the pitfalls...
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Your Certified Globus Tour Expert

Winter Escapes

Living in the upper Midwest, we appreciate our warm beautiful summers but when the cool winds start we all know what's coming next - WINTER! The best way to handle the  change in season is to plan a your escape well in advance.

Luckily we are able to reach warm beaches just under 5 hours! ...
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Imagine yourself here with a tropical breeze

My Travel Albums

Copenhagen Express
South America
River Cruise in France
European Adventures

My Travel Stories

Long Weekend in Copenhagen

My friends and I decided to take a spur of the moment vacation and spend a long weekend in Copenhagen! My maiden name is Olsen, spelled the Danish way, so that helped spur my desire to visit this old Scandinavian City. 

We hit the ground running, after a short train ride into Copenhagen Central...Read more.

My Reviews

54 of 91 people found this review helpful
Down Under
Meridith sees to every detail and we have trusted her for many years with our personal and professional travel. She is patient, calm, professional...and fun! She has great ideas, yet always keeps in mind our values, our financial constraints, and our travel priorities. couldn't do better!
By  Mary  from  Northfield, MN
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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27 of 43 people found this review helpful
Great Family Adventure
Meridith was very helpful in planning our recent family vacation. She was knowledgeable and helped us pick the perfect vacation within our budget that met all of our needs. She was also very responsive to my many requests.

Our vacation was awesome and everything happened exactly as we planned with Meridith.
By  Jeff  from  Wyoming MN
Traveled to  Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Meridith O'Toole responded:
Thank you Jeff! It was my pleasure assisting you and your family!

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17 of 26 people found this review helpful
Awesome Spring Break!
Meridith planned an exceptional vacation for our family of five. From the morning (but not too early) non-stop departure, the fabulous all-inclusive resort, and the tour coordinator who was present as we arrived at our destination- everything was taken care of. We were able to enjoy sun, relaxation and family time instead of worrying about all the travel details
By  Chriso  from  Chaska, MN
Traveled to  Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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18 of 30 people found this review helpful
Exploring the cradle of civilization
We have worked with Meridith for several years and have found her very knowledgeable, extremely helpful and easy to work with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent who can provide common sense guidance and relieve the client of many of the concerns of modern day travel.
By  Alan   from  St. Paul, MN
Traveled to  Middle East
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Meridith O'Toole responded:
Thank you Alan! Always a pleasure assisting you with your travel adventures!

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16 of 27 people found this review helpful
Best trip ever!
She was very helpful in finding us a perfect location for our vacation. The flight and the Resort we're both awesome!!
By  Jodi  from  Apple Valley MN
Traveled to  Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Meridith O'Toole responded:
Thanks Jodi! So glad you enjoyed PV!

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Destination Expert:

  • France
  • Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • USA
  • China
  • Hawaii
  • Danube
  • Rhine River
  • Stonehenge
  • Riviera Maya
  • Canada
  • Jamaica
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • East and Southeast Asia

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Escorted Tours
  • Luxury
  • River Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Food & Wine
  • Safari
  • Women's Travel
  • Beach Vacations
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • European Culture
  • Groups
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Arts & Culture
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Historical Sites

Top Travel Partners:

  • Alexander & Roberts
  • Delta Vacations
  • Globus
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Avalon Waterways
  • CIE Tours
  • Funjet Vacations
  • AmaWaterways
  • Insight Vacations
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Big Five Tours & Expeditions
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Riu Hotels
  • Tauck
  • Iberostar

Certifications/Awards:

  • Travel Leaders Employee of Excellence
  • Viking Travel Academy
  • AMAWaterways Certified Travel Advisor
  • TRACKS Specialist Rocky Mountaineer
  • Hurtigruten Certified Agent

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Spanish

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