Praise for Euro Travel Coach Trip Planning Services

A toast on the London Eye

A toast on the London Eye

“Euro Travel Coach created a custom London trip for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. They did an amazing job! We ate at Core by Claire Smith, we had high tea at The Goring Hotel, we saw Wicked, went to the Tower of London and so much more. Euro Travel Coach made every single arrangement for us. They recommended a variety of options for everything from the hotel (we choose Brook Green Hotel and it was fabulous) to restaurants to attractions and then made reservations or pre-purchased tickets everywhere.. including our train tickets!! If you want a fantastic worry free European holiday, you will want to use Euro Travel Coach!”

- Emily and Doug M., Stephenville, TX June 2019

“Going to Europe has always been a dream to us. One of those bucket list items that you know would top the list yet is very far out of reach; it really did exist just as a dream.

“We knew NOTHING about how to travel to another continent, about making any sort of a plan in a country that doesn’t speak English, about how to pick a great hotel, restaurant or place to visit that would be worth our while. Do you need a special driver’s license in this other country? How do you maneuver the transportation system? Do you tip in restaurants? Where all can we go in 10 days? All of these unknowns, plus a very busy schedule made the idea of visiting Europe just a pipe dream. And who has the time for a second job: planning this trip?  

“So when we saw that Greg, Betsy, and Chelsea were planning custom trips to Europe for people I thought, ‘well, I know them, they are very responsible, I trust their judgment and they’ve actually been traveling all over Europe! They would have answers to all these unknowns!’ So, we called them. And they not only answered any and all questions, they provided a wealth of extra information that we would have never even known to ask about.

“We went to London, Paris & the Loire Valley (We had never even heard of the Loire Valley). We saw and experienced so many cool and amazing places. We can’t even narrow them down to one favorite because there were so many. We do not regret in the least having Greg, Betsy, and Chelsea plan our trip. It was very stress-free, we felt safe, were able to call them during any part of our trip, and the cost of our trip ended up being less than what we budgeted. They were very thorough with the planning process, which helped us to feel as if we were on a guided trip but without an annoying tour guide.  

“We could not give a higher recommendation for Euro Coach Travel. They helped make several bucket list items come true and we had a blast!”

-  Steven and Laurie L. Stephenville. TX October 2018

In front of London, England’s iconic Houses of Parliament during an ETC Custom Itinerary trip.

In front of London, England’s iconic Houses of Parliament during an ETC Custom Itinerary trip.

“For our 40th Anniversary we traveled to  France and spent time in Paris and the Loire Valley. What a trip! We contacted Betsy with Euro Travel Coach because we did not want to waste one moment while there. After giving them ideas of what we wanted out of our trip, Euro Travel Coach got right on it. They contacted us just as they said they would and kept us informed of when and where reservations and tickets were being purchased. They made us feel like a big part of the planning, even tho we did none of the work. I highly recommend going this route. They listened to us and were spot on with making sure we were able to do and see everything we were interested in. The beautiful boutique hotel in Paris, France and the Carriage House Suite in Amboise, France to the Ultra Modern Citizen M Hotel at the Airport were such different experiences and all perfect. The restaurants that we had reservations each night at were quaint and unique and the food was wonderful. We would never have found any of these restaurants ourselves even though one was directly across the street from our Carriage House in Amboise. Our Dream Trip would not have been the same without the help of Greg, Betsy and Chelsea at Euro Travel Coach. Honesty, Integrity and Professional is how I would describe this family owned and run business. We’ll be back!”

- Kelly and Tawnya D., Stephenville, TX. July 2018

Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France. Wine, castles, and great food make the Loire a special place to visit.

Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France. Wine, castles, and great food make the Loire a special place to visit.

"Fall in Piedmont, what a treat!  Betsy and Greg at Euro Travel Coach helped us celebrate a birthday trip last year and their personal touch made it very special.  They chose the quaint town of Barolo as our base and took care of all our bookings:  from the wonderful accommodation to the fantastic choices in restaurants to wine tastings with some of the most respected and influential wineries in the region, it was all wonderful.  Everything was well-planned and customized to make it the perfect trip for us.  Their recommendations for the second half of our trip to the Cinque Terre region were great and allowed us to discover the beautiful coastline by foot, by train and by boat.  Thank you for listening to our interests to help us plan a trip that exceeded our expectations.  Your attention to detail, passion for travel and warm communication ensured we had a wonderful experience.  Grazie mille!"

- Lisa and Pierre I., Ottawa, Ontario. October 2017

In the wine cellar at Ciau del Tornavento in the Piedmont region of North West Italy. The wine and food in Piedmont is spectacular!

In the wine cellar at Ciau del Tornavento in the Piedmont region of North West Italy. The wine and food in Piedmont is spectacular!

"The bed and breakfast couldn’t have been more charming. The central location provided an excellent launching point for our adventures into the city. The small B&B is just a dozen and a half rooms at most, but wonderfully appointed and modern. The B&B was recommended by Euro Travel Coach, our wonderful trip planners, and we couldn’t have been happier."

"Greg and Betsy are behind Euro Travel Coach and put together our Italian vacation. We couldn’t be happier with the trip they planned and the itinerary they assembled for us. Thank you Greg and Betsy!"

"A short walk from Rialto market was Osteria all Ciurma. Literally, we ducked off a main thoroughfare onto a side street, and go from bustling tourist to quiet locals. Great little spot with two tablse and a standup ledge. We grabbed a couple glasses of wine and sampled a variety of crostini and mini sandwiches. Again, another great find from"

"That evening we had made reservations at Osteria Alle Testiere, one of Euro Travel Coach’s recommended restaurants. Again, we were glad we booked our reservation weeks in advance, because this intimate little spot only had about 10 tables. After the previous nights meal, it seemed a tall order to best the meal from the night before. What followed was another meal that ranked in the all-time best."

- Rick and Heather B., Chicago, IL. September 2017

Meeting friends in Venice, Italy at the beginning of a ETC Custom Itinerary trip.

Meeting friends in Venice, Italy at the beginning of a ETC Custom Itinerary trip.

Prior to our Mediterranean cruise in Sept 2018, I scheduled a coaching session with Betsy and Greg to help us select excursions. Their expertise and knowledge helped us decide on excursions that were both interesting and also had the best value!! I hope to join them soon on one of their tours and I will use them again for planning other European trips!!

- Melissa P.

Enjoying Sorrento, Italy after a travel coaching session.

Enjoying Sorrento, Italy after a travel coaching session.

"I've know Greg and his wife Betsy for going on decades now. Their "joie de vivre" is infectious. My wife and I had the pleasure of hosting them in Paris (we were living there) - and they were the ones who knew where the most wonderfully authentic dining experiences could be had. I subsequently learned that they are masters at finding out-of-the-way places where you can find the best of what Europe has to offer, be it restaurants, hotels, country hikes or other places/activities of interest. I run a travel business of my own - but I would gladly, and in full confidence, hand over my European travel plans to Greg and Betsy." 

- Marc Patry - Co owner/operator of CHN Tours

"Betsy, I can't thank you enough for all the advice, tips and information you shared with me yesterday for Shelby's trip to Italy! I was a little nervous about some of the plans she and her friends had planned without the help of the university or a travel professional, but you totally put my mind at ease. And thank you for the extra tips offered that I never even thought of concerning their travels around Paris! I wish you guys nothing but success and happiness in your new life ahead!"

- Kelly Sult

"A friend and I went to England and Ireland over spring break of 2015. Neither of us had ever been out of the US before and were a tad nervous. Fortunately we talked to Greg and Betsy Ball of The Travel Coach. They were fantastic! They had advice on everything from figuring out how to convert Euros and Pounds to US dollars, to using the London subway, to selecting the best accommodations for our needs. The apartment we stayed in in Galway, Ireland was on par with anything we would have had in the US...and so affordable! Betsy, in particular, was so helpful in knowing we were on a budget and guiding us to make the most of our money while still considering our wants. I highly recommend The Travel Coach with Greg and Betsy Ball. They won't steer you wrong!"

- Julie Freed

Les Baux de Provence, France.

Les Baux de Provence, France.

"Betsy Ball did an outstanding job planning, coordinating and facilitating our trip to Canada.  This was a student trip with about 20 people involved.  It went without any incidents.  Buses were there on time, accommodations were great and tour guides were extraordinary.  I highly recommend her if you are planning a trip for one or one hundred."

- Dr. David Deviney

"I highly recommend using the services of The Travel Coach, Betsy Ball, for your next vacation. During spring break a friend and I decided to travel abroad. This was the first time I had traveled abroad and am so glad Betsy was available to help with the entire trip. She was wonderful! She began by asking us many questions….what are our likes, what did we want to see, what type of food we enjoyed, but the most important part was our budget. The Travel Coach was able to find everything we wanted within our budget. She helped with everything from airfare, hotel accommodations, restaurants, and excursions. The first stop was London. We visited Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Bath Abbey, Stratford-on-the-Avon, Stonehenge, toured The Cotswolds, rode the London Eye, and much more. The next stop was Galway and Dublin, Ireland. Betsy recommended Dunguaire Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Temple Bar, Guinness, Trinity College, Jameson Distillery, The Brazen Head, and many pubs. She was a wealth of knowledge. We would not have been able to plan this trip without the help of The Travel Coach. She was available by phone and email for any questions we had…even while on the trip. We now have a lifetime of memories and Betsy was able to make this the best trip ever. You will not go wrong with The Travel Coach. I will definitely be using her services again!!!"

- Dr. Sue Joiner

"We have known Betsy and Greg for over 20 years, with one of our initial connections coming from our shared love of travel.  Over the past two decades Betsy has been our travel mentor and advisor.  There is not anyone better to assist you in planning the perfect trip than Betsy Ball, our Travel Coach.  She truly is the very best travel coach!  From the initial planning to the finest details, Betsy has helped us plan and execute amazing vacations to Ireland (twice!), Italy (twice!), Switzerland, NYC and Canada.  Betsy has found us some of the most wonderful restaurants, vineyards, quaint villages and out of the way spots that we would not have found or would not have had access to on our own.  We are so grateful to have Betsy and Greg as our Travel Coach and will continue to use their services as we plan our future adventures!!"

- Jennifer & Mike Murphy

"Over the past six years, we have taken two amazing trips to Italy. Hearing the stories that Greg and Betsy shared with us, we knew we had to experience Italy for ourselves. They made it sound magical and of course, delicious! So when it was time to plan our trips, we consulted with Betsy. Her knowledge extends far beyond the 'typical' sights to see.  She was able to guide us to towns, restaurants and lodging that only an experienced traveler would know about. Her expert guidance for both of our trips made travelling to Italy a fun, memorable and a well planned adventure. We would highly recommend consulting with Greg and Betsy for your travel needs."   

- Dan and Nancy Hunter