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European Travel Whisperer was established in 2014 as a division of Booked By Barthel, LLC in business since 2007.

The business is run from the Booked By Barthel Travel office, just outside of Woodstock, NY and is open for business weekdays from 10am until 6pm with after-hours appointments available for scheduling if needed.

Virginia’s Story

The very first time I set foot in Paris, I knew I was French (although I’m not)! It felt right, it looked familiar, and I was bursting at the seams to explore all the corners and alleyways the old city had to offer. I was 17, the first one in my family to travel across the Atlantic, and I fell in love with France immediately.

Exploring Europe became my passion. I found myself equally enamored with other countries and realized that Europe was a treasure trove of hidden delights for me. The charming towns, the unique customs, and the amazing culinary delights…what wasn’t to like?

When I entered the world of travel, my desire was to send people to Europe to have the same incredible experiences that I have had. To see the Eiffel Tower for the first time or to sing German drinking songs at Oktoberfest or to recognize your family name on a street sign or an inn….everyone’s experience is different, but the awe and the joy are the same!

I was fortunate enough to take my first group to Berlin for a performance trip and THAT was when I fell in love with organizing and traveling with groups. When you love something as much as I love exploring Europe, sharing it with others is just the icing on the cake. To be a small part of connecting someone to their travel dreams is equal parts humbling and gratifying. To be there witnessing the widening of their eyes and their drawn-in breath… Well, that makes every small detail you’ve attended to for them all worthwhile.

I travel to Europe with many of my groups, and on my own, to continue exploring all of the countries and the secrets they hold. Then I come back to share them with my clients. I love customizing European vacations with the little “whispers” I’ve picked up along the way and my staff is equally committed to making every journey a unique experience.

Your travel dreams are your own, but I love to help make other people’s dreams come true and I’d be honored to help you!

Can I help make YOUR travel dreams come true?

European Travel Whisperer was established in 2014 as a division of Booked By Barthel, LLC in business since 2007.

The business is run from the Booked By Barthel Travel office, just outside of Woodstock, NY and is open for business weekdays from 10am until 6pm with after-hours appointments available for scheduling if needed.