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Jeff Meixel

Mishawaka, Indiana Travel Agent
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Jeff Meixel

Jeff Meixel

Mishawaka, Indiana Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,
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Catholic Europe and Group Travel Specialist

   My journey with travel began at a very young age. I was just out of college when I took my first trip to Europe to visit the home towns of my grandparents in Germany and Austria. I discovered a brand new world in a very old world. I would go back every year taking along friends and family through out most of central Europe. By the beginning of the early 1990's I was escorting Rosary and choir groups to Rome and other pilgrimage sights. Starting in the late 1990's the small groups had grown into large bus tours in multiple countries. It wasn't long before I was planning and guiding tours for local travel agencies. I would arrange European bus companies, train routes, sight seeing venues, hotels and restaurants.                                                                  I SPECIALIZE IN CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE TRAVEL                                             So much of European history is rooted in Catholic tradition. You can't experience European culture without understanding the symbiotic relationship between the people of Europe and the Catholic Church. The word Catholic means universal. No where in the world is this so completely and vividly on display, than in Europe. There is nothing like standing in St Peters, or gazing up at the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. There are no words to describe there awe inspiring beauty. To look into the face of the Virgin Mother as she holds the lifeless body of our Lord in Michelangelo's sculpture The Pieta is indescribably moving.  I have been to Europe over 35 times, and been to over 30 countries and it is as exciting to me as the first time I went. I studied Theology in College and Europe is where it all comes alive for me.                                   All the beautiful Cathedrals, castles and Holy sights are breathtaking and unforgettable. The real richness of the experience lies in a personal encounter with The Church. The Catholic Church is the people. I can't fully explain it, but the first time you go to Mass in a little Alpine Austrian church and you reach out for the Sign of Peace, you'll know what I'm talking about.                                                                        Please feel free to contact me about Any Catholic travel you might be interested in, as well as any European travel destinations.   THANK YOU 

Red Sea Scuba diving Caribbean Scuba and hotels

I specialize in Egypt and the Red Sea Scuba Diving and hotel sights, as well as complete tours of Egypt. Sharm El Sheikh is my favorite resort and the best diving in the Red Sea.                                                                                                     Shore Diving enthusiasts can find ABSOLUTE HEAVEN on Bonaire. I have dove there 9 times.  Cozumel has some of the best reefs and drift diving in the world. I go there at least every other year. There are many other locations that are wonderful dive spots in the Caribbean that I would recommend. I have been diving for 32 years, and I think it is the most heavenly experience we can have on earth! 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

International SBAS award
Deutsches American Congress Award

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 7 Reviews

Time of our lives!

Reviewed By Dan - Miami, Florida | Traveled to Europe
My wife and I went to Germany, Austria, and Italy on our Tour led by Jeff. He was absolutely the best! Very knowledgeable and very attentive to our needs the whole trip. The tour was perfectly organized when it came down to transportation, hotel, and restaurants! He led us in a new direction and on a new adventure every day. If you want to see hidden gems of Europe and have the time of your life I recommend this tour! I cant wait to do it again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Our First Trip To Europe

Reviewed By Jim - Bremen, Indiana | Traveled to Europe
We traveled to Europe for the first time, other than a trip to England, with the help of Jeff Meixel, who helped us find great airline reservations and provided invaluable insights for our trip. 
     Because of Jeff's experience, we were able to enjoy a trip that was definitely unusual, avoiding the touristy aspects of most European trips.  We had few reservations before we landed in Frankfurt, so we had to navigate finding a place to stay most nights and did very well.  The serendipitous adventures we had because of the confidence Jeff instilled in us ended up being the best part of our trip!
     Jeff's  knowledge of Germany and Bavaria, along with Austria and the rest of Europe, made this trip a gem and whetted our appetite for more European travel. 
    Enthusiastic about helping travelers enjoy Europe so they can experience what he already knows, Jeff
has "boots on the ground" experience that is invaluable when making plans to visit places you have not explored before.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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My wife and I went on a trip of Germany, Austria &

Reviewed By DG - Coppell, TX | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Jeff’s knowledge and travelling expertise had us on the go all the time. It was remarkable how much he knew about places that I’d dare to say other tours never experience. We always stayed in inns that seemed to be locally owned and operated. The accommodations were nice, but not extravagant. It allowed us to mingle with the locals and learn so much about the city/town and its people. What a great experience, Jeff was so nice and thoughtful, knowledgeable and accommodating.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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European Discovery

Reviewed By tfancil - Warsaw, IN | Traveled to Europe
I’ve taken 3 different trips to Europe with Jeff as our guide and have had a blast! We have visited so many places in Germany, Austria, Italy, Monaco, and France, that I can’t even begin to list them here, but to have Jeff as our guide has made the trips priceless. His knowledge of art, culture, history, religion and his skills in the German language made it easy to move about without the feeling of being an outcast. He also has a knack for finding little out of the way points of interest that I would have never considered but am thankful to have experienced! Along with the great food and nice accommodations, I couldn’t imagine a better way to travel
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25th Anniversary Trip for First Time Travel to Eur

Reviewed By Jan - Goshen, Indiana | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
My husband and I were planning a trip to England to celebrate our 25th anniversary. This would be our first trip to Europe and we were nervous about how to plan a trip of this magnitude when we had no idea where to even start with our research. Jeff's knowledge and expertise was instrumental in helping us navigate the ins and outs of the planning, with great tips and insight into how to begin, where to look for accommodations, and how to secure the necessary transportation with trains, planes, and buses to make it to our various destinations once we arrived. Jeff provided resources for us as well as pointed us in the direction of other resources to scour. We had a wonderful trip, all to the thanks of Jeff and his careful planning of our great adventure. We have since referred to Jeff on subsequent trips to Europe with equal success. Thanks, Jeff!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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The “Walled Town”

Reviewed By My favorite place we went to was in Rothenburg,Ger - South Bend,In | Traveled to Gera ~ Germany ~ Europe
Jeff was very informative on a trip we twent with are church group to Germany
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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My trip

Reviewed By Ciara - Mishawaka, IN 46544 | Traveled to Netherlands ~ Europe
We traveled to the Netherlands where we were able to see Amsterdam and travel on the river and spend some time experiencing the architecture and the beautiful churches. We also traveled to Sicily where we were able to see Catania and Lentini and again some of the most beautiful churches. The most stunning sight was seeing Mt. Etna. An overall amazing trip. Jeff is very knowledgeable, detailed, full of energy and entertaining.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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