OUR COMPANY

We have been in the industry for over 30 years. As Europeans living in the United States we anticipate your client’s needs. We specialize in what we know best: experiential travel with a cultural and insider focus. Our exclusive partnership with our travel agents has been an integral part of our success and we are grateful for their support.

We love Europe and love what we do. We are a full service tour operator capable of helping you with any travel arrangement to Europe, be it a simple airport transfer, a customized vacation to Corsica, a Paris Opera package or the rental of a chateau for a conference.

Do not hesitate to call our toll free number even if you just have a question about Europe that no one can seem to answer or have your travel agent contact us.

FRENCH AFFAIRS AWARDS 2017 in Los Angeles
by Atout-France
Essential Europe Travel elected best regional tour operator
Magali Chisholm, President

WHY WORK WITH US

A la carte

Your vacation is designed by a team who knows the unique characteristics of each destination intimately, allowing us to create a one-of-a-kind itinary to meet your needs.

Range of services

We handle every destination as well as every component of the trip from transportation to luxury villas to shared or private tours including: wine tastings, cooking classes and biking tours. We cater to individual travelers, families and small or large groups.

24/7 Support

We offer emergency assistance for your clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So your clients will never be alone if anything happens.

THE ESSENTIAL’S TEAM

Magali Chisholm

President

Magali (Ma-ga-lee) is a typical Provencal name. Magali grew up in Eastern France near Belfort and summered in Cassis near Marseille in her family residence. She has travelled extensively in France and Corsica. She managed and directed Voyages a Paris, a Paris based sightseeing and transfer company, for six years before joining Essential France.
She also lived in Italy and is fluent in Italian. She has travelled all over Europe since she was very young.

Magali’s experience allows us to give immediate quotes for transportation needs for groups and individuals and brings a refined feminine touch to our customized quotes.

Favorite destinations: 
The Amalfi Coast (Italy), but also the Marquesas Islands (France) and New York (USA)

Favorite food:
Cheese, pasta and sushi

Famous words to live by: 
‘Carpe Diem’

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: 
St Petersburg (Russia), Petra (Jordan) and Machu Picchu (Peru)

Kim Chisholm

Vis-President / Sales Executive

Kim is Parisian born and has lived his life travelling back and forth between France and the USA. His career in travel began in 1980 working for the French Government Tourist Office in New York where he spent 18 years. He served his final years there as East Coast Marketing Director before leaving to manage Destination France, a NY based marketing firm specialized in representing French companies in the US.

Kim brings years of experience, knowledge and a passion for his native country to our team.

Favorite destinations: 
Kyoto (Japan), all of Italy & Tahiti

Favorite food: 
Giant beluga caviar, pacific sea urchin & peanut butter

Famous words to live by: 
‘Never say never’

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: 
Seoul (Korea), Hong Kong (China) and Montana (USA)

Raphaëlle Deleersnyder

System Administrator

Favorite destinations: 
Greece and Canada

Favorite food: 
Roasted Chicken

Famous words to live by: 
‘Live your dreams, don’t dream your life’

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: 
India, Egypt and Peru

Lorelle Howard

Reservations Manager

Favorite destinations: 
Costa Brava (Spain) and Montreal (Canada)

Favorite food: 
Rack of lamb and chocolate

Famous words to live by: 
‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that’

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: 
Greece, South Africa and Japan

Marja Augot

Reservations Assistant

Favorite destinations:  
Nicaragua, Bali, Lapland, Morocco

Favorite food: 
Couscous, Gravlax, Karjalanpiirakka

Famous words to live by: 
‘Obstacles are the detours in the right direction’

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: 
Portugal, Brasil, Botswana

 

Nicolas Tarnawa

Development & Communications Officer

Favorite destinations:  
Coimbra (Portugal), Vancouver (Canada), Saint Jean de Luz (France)

Favorite food: 
Margherita pizza, cheese ravioli with olive oil, dark chocolate

Famous words to live by: 
‘Be the change you want to see in the world’

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list: 
Scotland, New Zealand, Chile

 

CONTACT

PLEASE  CONTACT  YOUR  TRAVEL  AGENT  FOR  A  QUOTE

 

Operations & Reservations

3477 Rushbrooke street, Suite 302

Verdun, QC, H4G 1S8 CANADA

 

Corporate Headquarters

107-27 71st Avenue, Suite 403

Forest Hill, NY 11375

Phone: 1-514-285-8758

Toll free: 1-866-285-8758

Fax: 1-514-285-9128

Email: info@eetvl.com