Trish York

Parker, Colorado Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Germany, Austria & Switzerland Specialist

My passion lies in crafting unique trips to Europe, especially to Germany, where I lived for 8 years.

You have a picture in your mind about where you want to go. Are you hiking through a meadow in the shadow of the Alps? Are you dancing to the oompah bands during Oktoberfest with a liter of beer in your hand? Maybe you’re sipping wine on a slow-moving river cruise surrounded by castles or shopping the famous Nuremberg Christmas market. At Trish York Travel, I want to get you into that picture.

Maybe you don’t know where to begin. Or maybe you’ve spent several days researching and you’re overwhelmed. Whether you’re fulfilling your own dream or balancing the ideas of several traveling companions, talk to me. I’ll listen. And I’ll put my experience and connections to work designing a unique trip you’ll remember – long after you return.

Trish York Travel is a full-service travel company specializing in custom trips to Europe and beyond. When you work with me, you receive something special – a unique experience, created just for you.

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, researching your family’s European roots, or want to add a little more adventure to the start or end of a cruise, let me take care of the details. Planes, trains, castles, cruises, chocolate, wine, art, music, beer…share with me what you dream of experiencing and I’ll make it happen.

My passion lies in designing personalized itineraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Often those itineraries include Italy or a river cruise through Europe. Prior to launching Trish York Travel, I spent more than 15 years in international public relations traveling the world, including eight years living in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany. I have a local’s perspective – backed up by top-flight international travel partners and current contacts on the ground.

I continue to travel to Europe every chance I get. I want to experience a destination, hotel, cruise or tour before I recommend it to you. I know and love this part of the world – and want to share it with you.

These days, it’s easy to book travel on your own. But crafting a travel experience that gets every detail just right – and gives you the peace of mind to actually look forward to your trip? That’s still a job for a professional. Let me put my contacts, experience and passion to work, professionally crafting your custom European trip.

No Journey Is Typical

  • European river and ocean cruises
  • Special events like Oktoberfest or Christmas Markets
  • Milestone birthdays or anniversaries
  • Trip-of-a-lifetime or bucket-list travel
  • Affinity Groups
  • Multigenerational family trips
  • Pre- or post-cruise travel
  • Family genealogy/ancestry
  • Wine or beer tours
  • Culinary tours
  • Small groups
  • Active trips: hiking, biking or skiing
  • Retirement celebrations
  • Honeymoons
  • Family travel

 

Certifications:

  • Germany Specialist
  • AMA Waterways Specialist
  • River Cruise Specialist
  • SouthWest (Baden-Württemberg) Germany Specialist
  • Certified Switzerland Advisor
  • Catalonia (Spain) Specialist
  • Graduate – Travel Leaders of Tomorrow

Exploring Europe - recent travel

Neuschwanstein Castle in the fall.
Neuschwanstein Castle in the fall.

In fall 2017, I visited Neuschwanstein Castle & Germany’s tallest peak, the Zugspitze. Last spring, I was selected by the German National Tourist office to join a special trip to Dresden, Leipzig, & Berlin. I also visited emigration museums in Bremerhaven & Hamburg for heritage research. In June, I sailed on a river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel on the Rhine River; visiting the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland.

During 2016, I traveled to Europe three times - visiting Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Monaco, France, and Spain – via train, car, cruise ship, & river boat. We enjoyed the beautiful Christmas markets of the Danube River in the fall & the stunning Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas over the summer.

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sister's Wedding!

Reviewed By Jen S - Aurora, Co | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Trisha was great! She book a large party which had several changes & additions along the way but handled everything smoothly. Our trip was great & worry free thanks to Trish!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad everything went well and that everyone had a nice time at the wedding.
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Excellent service made for smooth trip!

Reviewed By LRS - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Professional, thorough and first hand knowledge of many of the areas or options we've discussed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thank you for your review. It's always fun working with clients traveling to new destinations.
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A very pleasant way to spend three weeks!

Reviewed By S&E&T&L - Western, Colorado | Traveled to Europe
The support, knowledge and experience we needed to realize and enjoy our travel destinations successfully.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure putting together your detailed European itinerary, which included three countries and seven cities.
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Portugal Adventures

Reviewed By Lisa - Parker, CO | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
We starting planning our three week trip to Portugal and the Azore Islands thinking we could do it all ourselves. We quickly determined that we were in way over our expertise level when it came to coordinating the transatlantic flights and the inter-island flights. Trish jumped in and was able to book the transatlantic portion and the inter-island flights for significantly less, and with better connections, than we could have done ourselves. She handled the booking of our hotels on both mainland Portugal and the islands and did a fabulous job! It took away all of our worry and guess work at trying to choose a hotel online on our own. Her services were worth every penny and then some. If you are looking to plan a trip that has lots of moving parts and details, call Trish. We had a fabulous experience. She is easy to work with, responsive and really listened to what we wanted. We had a great trip and are happy to recommend her highly!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thanks so much. It was such fun working with all of you on this trip and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to your next getaway!
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An unforgettable trip!

Reviewed By Dani - Sparks, NV | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Trish York planned an amazing trip for my family to Costa Rica. I gave her ideas of what our interests were, and she did the rest. It was a trip we will never forget. All the details were taken care of. Trish literally has a "world" of experience, with a love for travel, she can set up the perfect trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thank you! It is always great to hear that a trip is one to remember and will provide memories long after it's over.
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Wedding Trip

Reviewed By AW - Aurora, CO | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Trish was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly as well as prompt to respond with answers to questions. She scheduled an international trip for us and was very detailed in providing all of the information we needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thank you for your review. It was lovely working with you and your family on this special trip.
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First timers to Europe

Reviewed By Trigueiro descendent - Parker, CO | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
Trish was very easy to work with, although she did not have a lot of experience booking the Azore Islands it did not deter her efforts in the least. My husband and I were very pleased with the flights she arranged as well as the lodging! The value of the trip was very reasonable and less expensive than if we had booked it ourselves. Plus we had no idea what we were doing. We feel that we were taken care of beyond our expectations especially for the fee she charged.
This was our first trip to Europe and international travel; Trish's expert planning made it a wonderful and enjoyable experience.
We plan to work with Trish again and will recommend her to friends and family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thank you for your review. It was great working together on this trip and I'm pleased that everything went smoothly for your first adventure in Europe - may this be the first of many.
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Another Amazing Adventure

Reviewed By Mary - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
We decided to take a trip to Porto and Lisbon Portugal sort of last minute. We made the airline arrangements and then started looking into hotels. We quickly found that we were in over our heads. Trish had arranged a trip for us two years ago that we were simply delighted with, so we contacted her again. I was a little concerned because Trish had 6 months lead time to plan the perfect vacation for the last trip but we barely gave her two months this time. Trish had done such a fantastic job in 2015 pulling together hotels, travel arrangements and tours - I was afraid our expectations might be high. I should not have worried. She outdid herself again. The hotels she scrambled to find for last minute bookings were perfect as were the tour of the Douro Valley and the train from Porto to Lisbon. She took the time to learn our likes and dislikes (boutique hotels and small tours at a reasonable cost) and once again found us the perfect accommodations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thanks for your positive feedback. It's always a pleasure working with you to find the perfect hotels, activities, and destinations that match your travel style. Custom trips like yours can be challenging but are always fun too!
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Magical

Reviewed By Mary - Texas | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Trish was fabulous to work with. My daughter and I wanted to go to the south of France. We had some definite ideas about what we wanted, yet did not have a clue how to make them come about. Trish worked with us every step of the way. The tours she booked for us seemed tailor made to our personalities and the hotel she found us in Avignon was simply magical. The trip exceeded our expectations. We are now planning a trip to Portugal and, of course, we called Trish.From the hotels and tours she found for us, we are anticipating another enchanted adventure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thanks so much for your review. It's always nice to hear positive feedback from clients and I look forward to working with you on future adventures.
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Trip of a lifetime with my Mom

Reviewed By Sara Kate - Houston, Texas | Traveled to Avignon ~ France ~ Europe
It was an absolute pleasure working with Trish to coordinate and arrange a trip for my Mom and I to Cambridge and then southern France. My mom and I were a bit all over the place in the early stages of planning this trip and Trish really helped us focus on one region in France so we could truly enjoy ourselves and maximize our stay. My mom wanted to take the train all the way from Cambridge to the south of France - it was so seamless and easy and I know neither my Mom nor I could have handled all those logistics on our own. Also, we had the most amazing hotel in Avignon, France that I still cannot get over - it was perfect. Our trip to the Provence Region of France was amazing! My Mom and I have now decided to visit Portugal in May and Trish is helping us plan that trip as well!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
You are such a pleasure to work with that it makes it easy to plan a fantastic trip for you ladies. Can't wait to hear about your visit to Portugal. Thank you for booking with Trish York Travel.
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Trip of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Amy - Oregon | Traveled to
Trish's knowledge of Germany and the other countries we visited was just what we needed to help make our European vacation spectacular and truly memorable. Our trip began in Germany where we experienced The Rhine and Mosel Valleys, Oberammergau, the Bavarian Alps, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Speyer. We also ventured to Salzburg (would recommend the Sound of Music tour), a lovely city. Trish arranged for successful train transportation from Munich to Venice where our Azamara Cruise began. Our cruise (and excursions selected with Trish's advice) took us to Dubrovnik, Croatia (Game of Thrones fans you need to walk the wall in Old Town), Greece (we saw sea turtles and swam in warm ocean water), observed an active volcano, visited the center of the Catholic Church in Rome, toured a 3rd generation owned winery near Florence and spent time in the architecturally spectacular Barcelona. With Trish's advice and guidance, our time was truly memorable - a true trip of a lifetime.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
So glad you enjoyed your summer adventure. Where do you want to go next?
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The best!

Reviewed By Matt - California | Traveled to
I started trying to organize a two-and-a-half week trip to Italy and Germany with my cousin on my own and was totally overwhelmed. Then I reached out to Trish. She knew it all, helped me organize my priorities for the trip, and came up with an itinerary that allowed me to hit everything I wanted - not easy when it included bouncing around to 5 different cities. She even recommended what to do on the last two days - we drove from Munich to southern Germany near Austria - and it ended up being one of the highlights of the trip. The kicker: It all came in within budget. I cannot recommend Trish highly enough!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thanks - I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and especially the time in Southern Germany, it is really a hidden gem. Look forward to planning your next adventure!
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Great support across the board

Reviewed By TJB - Bay Area, CA | Traveled to
Trish provided great support across the board for our trip to Europe - from hotels before the cruise, plans in cities we started from / ended, and everything in between. I would highly recommend Trish for your travel needs, especially European destinations!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Enjoyed planning your trip and glad all went smoothly. Looking forward to the next one.
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Oktoberfest Dream Trip

Reviewed By KacieDJ - Centennial Colorado | Traveled to
We had the trip of a lifetime to Munich Oktoberfest, Fussen Germany & Salzburg Austria. We were taken care of every step of the way, and with all of Trish's tips, Germany was easy to navigate and plan. We can't wait to go back!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
I'm so glad you had a wunderbar trip to Germany! Looking forward to planning your next adventure.
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European Dream Adventure

Reviewed By Bonnie - Terrebonne, OR | Traveled to
Trish helped us plan a fabulous three week adventure to London, Paris, Germany and Amsterdam. Trish was professional and very knowledgeable about Europe. She was able to help us narrow down what we most wanted to see, not an easy task with four people having four different sets of ideas! Trish was there for us before and during our trip, helping us with any questions or problems we had. I will definitely use Trish for help with any future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
This was a great trip to plan and I hope all four of you were pleased with the result. Look forward to working on your river cruise next!
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Fantastic!

Reviewed By Sandra - NH | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Trish helped plan our trip from start to finish and that was not an easy task. We were limited by time and dates and specific things we wanted to do.

Every detail was worked out and every single step went smoothly.

Trish followed up regarding every detail and our trip was fantastic.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thanks for the review - am happy to hear everything went smoothly on your whirlwind trip.
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Magical cruise!

Reviewed By Becca - Hollis, NH | Traveled to
We loved our magical Disney Cruise vacation arranged for us by Trish York Travel. Trish was so helpful and worked hard to make sure everything was taken care of. Thank you Trish!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
It's always fun planning a trip for you and your family. Where will you go next?
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Our travel agent made all the difference!

Reviewed By SKM - NH | Traveled to England ~ Europe
Trish was extremely knowledgeable, attentive to our wishes and considerate of our budget. She was able to find us the best pricing and was available at all times to answer questions. We look forward to booking our next trip with Trish!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Trish York responded:
Thanks so much, am happy that your trip went smoothly and look forward to working with you again.
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