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), Zanzibar and Machu Picchu (Peru)

Kim Chisholm

Vice-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 Galapagos

Raphaëlle

Office manager

The office magician with a touch of French finesse! Hailing from the picturesque North of France, she now adds a Canadian twist to her joie de vivre. With a decade of maple-infused living under her belt, Raphaelle’s love for seamless operations and passion for hospitality unite like a perfect travel itinerary. When she’s not orchestrating office symphonies, you’ll find her daydreaming about luxurious hotels and the pure bliss of travelers’ smiling faces. Ooh là là!

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

Marion

Reservations Manager

Marion is a French girl from Normandy who have wanted to live in North America since she was a little girl ! She now lives in Canada and  loves it ! Marion also lived in Mexico for a while and worked in Montana,US as a summer job. She speaks French, English and Spanish. She has been working in tourism for several years now and knows that’s where she belongs ! It makes Marion happy to make people happy by travelling and she also always dreams about her next trip.

Favorite destinations:

Alberta, Canada

Favorite food:

Raclette, burger and Mexican food

Famous words to live by:

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list:

Alaska, Yukon (Canada) and  Iceland

Béatrice

Itinerary designer

Beatrice is a french girl from Paris. After having visited Europe, she took her first steps in tourism in the capital. Then she left to live on the island of Guadeloupe to discover the Caribbean islands. Now she lives in Canada.
With her knowledge of Europe and her good humor, Beatrice is happy to create the itinerary for you that you are not ready to forget!

Favorite destinations:

Italy, Brazil, Guadeloupe

Favorite food:

Raclette, Moussaka, Pad Thai

Famous words to live by:

Life’s a journey, not a destination !

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list:

Polynesia, Taïwan – Indonesia

Amélie

Travel Document designer

Amélie is a french girl who comes from Rhone Alps region, in a little town near Lyon. After 3 years of tourism studies and an experience in a 4-star hotel in Corsica Island she decided to take her chance in Canada ! Amélie will be more than happy to creates your travel documents and follows the well progress of your trip.

Favorite destinations:

Reunion Island, Corsica Island & Thailand

Favorite food:

Salmon Tartare, Ceviche, Butter Chicken

Famous words to live by:

Great things never came from comfort zones

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list:

Peru, French Polynesia & Indonesia

Élise

Travel Document designer

Elise is a Franco-Sicilian girl who grow up in the Savoy region in France and spend all her summers in Sicily with her family.
She recenty graduated in Foreign Languages Applied to International Trade, she loved travelling and discovering new cultures. She begins her career in Tourism at Essential Europe Travel and loves it !!
She speaks French, Italian and English. With her good knowlegde of Europe and especially France and Italy, Elise is very pleased to be able to accompany you and your clients on all your trips through Europe.

Favorite destinations:

Sicily, Portugal, New York

Favorite food:

My sicilian nonna’s cooking

Famous words to live by:

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list !

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list:

Brasil, Australia, Hawaii

Jarold

Reservation coordinator

Hailing from a charming town near Paris, Jarold boasts 5 years in tourism, driven by his passion to create seamless and extraordinary journeys. As a reservation coordinator, he meticulously weaves services with service providers, ensuring every detail reflects his dedication to customer comfort and creating truly remarkable experiences.

Favorite destinations:

Spain, Turkey, Italy, Portugal

Favorite food:

Raclette, Pesto Pasta, Snails, Lasagnas (But not Marion’s !)

Famous words to live by:

To stay is to exist, to travel is to live

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list:

United States, Australia and Thailand

Élisa

Itinerary Designer

Introducing Elisa, our travel expert hailing from the picturesque Belgium. Known amongst her peers as an engaged and adaptable professional with a delightful sense of humor.

For Elisa, travel isn’t just a pastime; it’s a way of life. Her heart thrives on exploring diverse cultures, forging connections with fascinating individuals, and gazing upon awe-inspiring landscapes. Her mission? Crafting unforgettable itineraries that will linger in her clients’ memories for a lifetime.

Favorite destinations:

Barcelona, Greece, South of France, Lapland, Bali, West of Canada

Favorite food:

Belgian fries

Famous words to live by:

If there is no solution, it means that there is no problem

Top 3 destinations on my bucket list:

Island, Australia, Cambodia

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