Euro-Connection is a custom European trip maker. From large groups to parties of one, you will work with specialists that have created over 15,000 custom packages over three decades. That experience combined with our vast selection of hotels, rail, car, transfers and sightseeing expertise help you create your ideal trip while making the best use of your time and money.
All of your land arrangements are under the care and guidance of our specialists. Removing any obstacles that can arise when trying to book hotels, rails, cars and sightseeing on your time schedule is important. Ensuring your valuable time is spent planning your ideal trip, and not on the nuts and bolts of booking it is also important. Coming back with memories that will last a lifetime is always our goal. In case your plans change along the way, it may be comforting to know there is a team that stands behind its product and is ready to help you.
Originally from Holland, Stefan married his American wife in Europe and came to the U.S. for a 6-month visit. That was 1995. They’re still here, living in Seattle.
Stefan studied travel and tourism and worked as a local sightseeing guide in Amsterdam. He joined the Euro-Connection team in 1997. Officially he’s the General Manager but Stefan admits: “I wear many different hats. I’m an agent on the phone, I deal with hotels, rates, promotions, customer service, a little bit of everything.”
Stefan loves going back to Europe, visiting family and checking out new cities and towns. He’s particularly enamored of Italy and the Cinque Terre, a world heritage site on the Ligurian coast. “Hiking to each of the five little seaside villages, surrounded by terraced hills, vineyards and olive groves, it was an amazing experience.”
Now with two small kids Stefan expects his future travel will be a little different. “I definitely see traveling with children as an eye-opener, for them to experience other cultures and languages, that is huge. It’s a great gift.” Stefan recently visited Spain, Paris, France and the Normandy Coast. Ask him about it!
Stefan is part of the top 1% club, meaning he’s created 10,000+ custom itineraries, and attained a high level of expertise and professionalism that show his commitment to travel excellence.
Marlene moved to the U.S. in 1996 but goes back to Europe every year to travel and visit family. “Being from Austria, I love the Alps. I’ve been on skis from the moment I could walk. I love the Alberg region, and in particular the resort town of Lech.”
Marlene is interested in art from Renaissance to modern and is an avid museum-goer. On a recent trip to Italy she finally visited the Vatican and St. Peters.
In Tuscany, she stayed at a small family-run hotel outside San Gimignano, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. They don’t have a public restaurant but if you ask, they’ll make their hotel guests an amazing home style five-course dinner using the best ingredients from local markets and their own kitchen garden.
“I love to sell experiences! I don’t see this as a job. I see it as helping someone out. We’re memory-creators.”
Marlene is another member of the top 1% club, meaning she’s created 10,000+ custom itineraries, and attained a high level of expertise and professionalism that show her commitment to travel excellence.
Euro-Connection is proud to donate our time, expertise, and travel packages to St. Jude auctions, benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.