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Heidi Berbee

Minneapolis, MN Travel Agent

Heidi Berbee

Minneapolis, MN Travel Agent
Laureate Travel LLC, an independent agent with Travel Leaders Roswell, GA
18 reviews
100.00% Recommended
Italy Expert

I began this company because I want people to feel comfortable in their travels, an ease in the travels and an enjoyment in their travels.  I just want people to travel.  It’s that simple.  Really.  

Italy is a place that I am passionate about, know well, and want people to experience for themselves.  I want you to benefit of my over 25 years of personal travel experience.

When you play the home movies in your head of your trip to Italy, what do you see?

  • Cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways leading you to your next adventure?
  • Cypress lined rural roads leading you to the next winery on your visit?
  • Serenity in a gondola at dusk?
  • Learning to make fresh pasta from the ingredients you purchased at the fresh market?

Whatever is playing in your head….I can make that dream a reality. I focus on custom itineraries for travel to Italy. Many people have a life dream of traveling to Italy “someday”. Let me take care of the logistics and planning so that you and your family can focus on creating lasting, carefree memories for a lifetime

I first visited Italy when I became a nanny for a year in Padova.  This was years ago but the memories are still as vivid as yesterday.  Days off would be spent exploring the Veneto region and nearby regions such as Lombardia, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Emilia Romagna.  Weekends off were overnight repeat trips to Milan, Rome, Florence and Tuscany.  

This year was when I fell in love with Italy…..everything about it.  I loved how the mouth plays with the language, I loved the nightly stroll families took before dinner, I loved the rhythm of daily life, the food, the wine, the architecture, the history, the…..just everything!

 Additionally, I have led multiple high school student trips from 6 to 40+ students.  I really enjoy sharing ‘my’ country with young people whose eyes are just opening to the world beyond their doors. I get to see minds turning, processing, understanding differences….minds opening. I am energized by their curiosity and their intensity.  

I have over 20 years experience working with young people from toddler to 18 years of age.  Eighteen of those years have been as a licensed social studies teacher sharing my passion for the world with over 4500 young people.  As such, I provide a rare combination of trip facilitator and planner combined with someone who knows how to wring the most educational potential out of a trip to Italy. 

Or not.....maybe you just want to enjoy it.  I can help with that as well.  


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Rating: 4.9
18 reviews
100.00% Recommended
The Coolest International Trip for Our Family
Reviewed By The H Clan - Westmont, Illinois | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Fantastic. She came highly recommended from a friend who had just worked with her and was true to everything she promised. We had quite a few glitches while on site and Heidi held my hand (via text) through the entire process, even following up on weekends and once we got back. She was invaluable. Definitely will work with her again... thanks Heidi!
Heidi Berbee responded
"Thanks so much! Glad we could get your family a fantastic trip and memories!!"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Reviewed By Jocelyn - Excelsior, MN | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
She was amazing-super organized, lots of thought to little details that made our trip amazing-we are so lucky to have had her arrange our trip!
Heidi Berbee responded
"Yay! I am glad you had an amazing trip! It's why I love what I do."
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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An amazing first European vacation!
Reviewed By Alex - Minneapolis, Minnesota | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Heidi was amazing! She was very thorough & super helpful! She made traveling to Europe very stress free & she was accessible at all times!
Heidi Berbee responded
"Thanks so much, Alex! It was a pleasure working with you! It was so fun to be able to meet for a drink in Florence!"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Reviewed By Rob and Beth - Minnesota | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Working with Heidi was a pleasure. She is very knowledgeable on Italy and provided us with a wealth of travel tips that helped us pinpoint cities to go to as well as provided guidance on what sites to visit. She really helped with our train travel and booked our train tickets for us which made that portion of our trip easy and stress free. We would definitely recommend Heidi to anyone seeking help with travel to Italy
Heidi Berbee responded
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both....I look forward to working with you on your next anniversary trip!"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Outstanding Service = Trip of a Lifetime
Reviewed By Jess & Ryan - Chanhassen | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Heidi made our first trip abroad the absolute best and most memorable experience! Her expertise and guidance made our adventure so stress-free. She thought of everything! By listening carefully to our concerns, budget, and requests, she was able to create an itinerary that fit our every need. All we had to do was show up and enjoy! This positive experience has given us the confidence to travel again. We will certainly utilize Heidi's outstanding service in the future to ensure another fabulous adventure.
Heidi Berbee responded
"You two are awesome! This trip planning was the beginning of a beautiful friendship...."
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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