(33 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Ted Blank

Woodbury, MN
Tailor-Made Journeys

You understand that extraordinary vacations aren’t simply a function of dollars and cents, and you know that they certainly aren’t just pulled off the shelf. 

Journeys of a lifetime are carefully designed with imagination, creativity, atten...
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Discover Europe!

Along the Rhine in Germany
Along the Rhine in Germany

Europe is a rich, diverse, and fascinating place full of rewarding travel experiences, culture, great food, local beers and wines, and history everywhere.


As a European Travel Expert, I have the knowledge, expertise, and connections to make your trip rich and memorable. My personal travels have taken me to 14 European countries, some several times. Switzerland, France, Croatia, Greece, and Germany are personal favorites, and I love exploring by train, river cruise, or small ship cruise.


Whether you're interested in exploring Norway's spectacular fjords on the world-famous Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, discovering Italy's magic as a couple, bicycling through Provence, or rediscovering your heritage in Ireland, I can help you craft the perfect trip to any part of Europe.

My Travel Albums

Croatian Coastal Cruise
Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo
Rhine River Cruise
The Canals of Amsterdam
September Cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean
Beautiful Korcula in Croatia
Barging in Burgundy
Hotel barge Luciolle on the Canal du Nivernais
Venice and Milan, Italy
La Scala Theater in Milan
Royal Clipper Mediterranean Cruise
What a great place for a glass of wine!
Exploring Southern France by Luxury Barge
Comfortable accommodations on a French hotel barge
Unmatched Style and Discovery on Queen Elizabeth
The Queen's Room with Nightly Dancing
Escape from It All in Greece
A lovely beach on the Greek Island of Symi.
Views of Portugal
Alcobaca Monastery in Portugal
In Queen Victoria’s Footsteps
Queen Victoria's desk at Osborne House
You'll Feel Special on a Cunard Luxury Cruise
Onboard Queen Mary 2
By Barge Along the Nivernais Canal in France
Canal barging is an authentic French experience
An Introduction to French Canal Barge Cruising
Dining room on a French Canal Barge
Crossing the Atlantic in Style - by Ship
Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2
Seeking the Harmony of Terroir
Dining with a view
A Day in Strasbourg, France
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Amsterdam: A Great Place to Start a River Cruise
Windmills near Amsterdam
A Day in Alsace, France on a Rhine River Cruise
Riquewehr, France near the Rhine River
In Search of the Holy Grail
The Cathedral in Valencia, Spain
On the Trail of Michelangelo in Rome, Italy
The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy
Beautiful Seville, Spain
Fountain in the Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville
A Day in Venice
The Grand Canal in Venice
Discover Greece by Luxury Cruise
The Temple of Apollo at Delphi

My Reviews

119 of 188 people found this review helpful
Un-Belizeable Vacation!
Ted listened to what we wanted in a vacation and gave us a few options to choose from with different price points to meet our needs.

Our trip and itinerary was laid out perfectly . Everything went smooth and we had a very relaxing get away without any worries. Ted thought of everything. The resorts were fabulous, our excursions were personal - no big crowds and our experience was priceless.

As a seasoned traveler himself, Ted knows the ins and outs of how to get an exceptional vacation that is worth every penny.

I am a believer that you get what you pay for and I will not take another vacation without Ted's assistance.

If you are planning a vacation, contact Ted. You will be glad you did!

By  Jenny V.  from  Forest Lake, MN
Traveled to  Belize ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!

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76 of 124 people found this review helpful
So much fun we didn't want to come home!
Ted was always proactive and on top of everything. He willingly and ably met our every travel request finding us great hotels, transfers, rail tickets, guides and air fares.
By  Rebecca  from  Ft Collins, CO
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a delight to work with you, and I look forward to helping with your next voyage!

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66 of 106 people found this review helpful
An amazing scenic and gastronomic experience
I’d give him more stars if it was possible. Ted has the unusual combination of being detail oriented as well as an easy going unflappable personality. The best travel pro we have worked with in years! On our AmaWatwrways cruise from Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland everything was about as perfect as possible. We had a wonderful cruise manager who ensured everyone had an amazing experience! And the food was like eating in a five star restaurant every night.
By  Tim&Nan  from  Edina, MN
Traveled to  Basel ~ Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to work with you, and I'm grateful that you enjoyed the river cruise as well as the Swiss adventure!

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89 of 155 people found this review helpful
Great trip
Ted did a great job with our trip. He went above and beyond with his help and tips. I won't use anyone else. Alex
By  Alex  from  Forest lake mn
Traveled to  Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
I was happy to help, and am glad you had a great trip!

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54 of 86 people found this review helpful
Great Adventure Down Under
Ted was very responsive to our requests for a trip to New Zealand and Australia that included 8 flights, a car rental, and numerous hotels. The itinerary packet we received from Ted before we left was comprehensive and invaluable to make our adventure run smoothly. Everything went off without a hitch which is unusual with a complicated trip so far away from home. New Zealand is stunningly beautiful and our Australian visit included adventurous scuba diving and a home visit in the Outback. Ted helped us make it happen.
By  Karen  from  Fergus Falls
Traveled to  New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm glad you had such a great time!

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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • European Culture
  • Castles & Cathedrals

Top Travel Partners:

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Viking
  • AmaWaterways
  • Cunard Line

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • French

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