(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 More on a Luxury River Cruise

Panoramic View Along the Rhine
Panoramic View Along the Rhine

Luxury river cruises allow you the opportunity to discover unique, off-the-beaten path destinations without the crowds that can characterize large cruise ships. I find that the intimate size, personal service, and unique destinations of these cruises make them a great option for well-seasoned travelers who don't want a "canned" experience.  Plus, river cruises allow guests to enjoy the finest in gourmet cuisine - always paired with superb local wines and spirits. 

Let me help guide you to the cruise experience that perfectly suits you! I've personally enjoyed river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Columbia, and Mississippi Rivers. 

Each day can bring something new and exciting, from a private concert at a baroque palace in Vienna, to discovering local wine and cuisine in Bordeaux, to sipping a mint julep as you cruise past plantations in Louisiana.  

Do you have questions?  Which river is right for me?  Which cruise line is best?  Contact me to schedule a complimentary planning consultation, and we’ll get started choosing the right option for you


My Travel Albums

Rhine River Cruise
The Canals of Amsterdam
Barging in Burgundy
Hotel barge Luciolle on the Canal du Nivernais
Exploring Southern France by Luxury Barge
Comfortable accommodations on a French hotel barge
Rollin' on the River with UnCruise Adventures
Deluxe cabin on UnCruise Adventures' SS Legacy
Views of Portugal
Alcobaca Monastery in Portugal
Two Days in St. Petersburg, Russia
One of the many canals in St. Petersburg.
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
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
On the Trail of Michelangelo in Rome, Italy
The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy
Rhine & Moselle River Cruise
Moselle River Vinyards

My Travel Stories

Through the Heart of Europe by River Cruise

This past October, I had the opportunity to travel to Europe for the first time in nearly 18 months to enjoy a river cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, through the heart of Germany’s wine country. While traveling abroad during Covid does require a bit more preplanning than normal, and an extra...Read more.

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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
  • Austria
  • Danube
  • Rhine River

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Culinary & Foodie

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking
  • AmaWaterways
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • French

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