Heidi Berbee

Minneapolis, Minnesota Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,
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Heidi Berbee

Minneapolis, Minnesota Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN

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.  

 

Italy Awaits

"Assisi is a beautiful hill town in Tuscany that presents a picturesque view or vignette with every turn. It's my current favorite place to visit and to just be.  Assisi is what I picture when I think of a small town in Italy: a slower pace, peaceful, cobblestone streets, narrow alley ways, and Italians living their lives.  I find myself slowing down, meandering, happening upon surprising shops and interactions and enjoying just 'being' instead of 'doing'.   I forget my to do list and focus on which gelato flavor to try next."

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Italy

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
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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!
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Already planning our next trip!

Reviewed By Matt - Minneapolis, Minnesota | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
This is the way to do Italy!!! She will set everything up ahead of time, speaks fluent Italian, and will watch your kids if you want some free time for dinner or a museum.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Berbee responded:
It was so amazing to accompany you on your trip of a lifetime; you three are fun and curious which is the best mindset for a traveler. I am so glad you enjoyed it!
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BEST TRIP EVER!

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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Berbee responded:
Yay! I am glad you had an amazing trip! It's why I love what I do.
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Ireland is fabulous

Reviewed By B - Minnetonka minnesota | Traveled to Galway ~ Ireland ~ Europe
Totally took all our expectations of travel to the highest level of care.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Berbee responded:
I love what I do; thank you for the kind words!
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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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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!
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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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Berbee responded:
You two are awesome! This trip planning was the beginning of a beautiful friendship....
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Best decision we could have made

Reviewed By Bill - Chanhassen | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We met Heidi at a "planning a trip to Italy" community ed class she put on. We eventually asked her to help us handle our entire itinerary, which ended up being the best decision we could have made. Heidi sat down with us for well over an hour, just to learn more about our preferences, and how she could best meet our needs. Her service exceeded our expectations, and we're pretty picky! We've already recommended Heidi to several friends, and would use her services again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Berbee responded:
Thanks so much, Bill! It is always so fun to work with people who know what they want and are also open to new options. Thank you also for the referrals; I look forward to working with you again in the future should opportunity arise.
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In a flash would do it all over again

Reviewed By B - Minnetonka , minnesota | Traveled to Florence ~ Italy ~ Europe
She listened to our wants and desires and made them all happens .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Heidi Berbee responded:
This makes my traveler heart so happy!
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