(25 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Linda Gartner

Cincinnati, OH

Agent Specializing in European Travel

European travel is like no other. Let me help you discover the beauty, the culture, and the people of this incredible continent. I can help you become an expert at rail travel. I can help you see the most majestic sites. I can help you secure reservations at a 5 star hotel or a charming working farm. I can help to provide experiences that you will never forget. During these Covid times, think about a substitute here in the USA! I'm happy to help!

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Travel and ITALY Specialist

Linda Gartner – Leisure and Group Travel Consultant Interests: Europe.  I began my second chapter of life career as a travel consultant with Prestige Travel of Cincinnati, Ohio in November of 2015. Prior to this new chapter I was a JH choral director at Sycamore Junior High for 34 years!  

I...
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A Tuscan agriturismo outside of Buonconvento.

Independent European Travel

I have been traveling throughout Europe since 1979…..college concert tour!  I decided on that trip that someday I wanted to provide this experience for others! 

Since then, I have traveled to 12 European countries and over 44 European cities.  Many of these trips have been guided tours specifically...
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Hiking the pristine countryside of the Dolomites.

European River Cruising

Experiencing Europe via a calm, serene, and scenic European river is like no other vacation. 

From being picked up at your incoming airport, abandoning your luggage to a cruise representative, to an efficient and scenic motor coach drive to the pier, to a welcoming glass upon embarkation, to...
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Sunset on the Rhone in France

No Europe in 2020? How about Santa Barbara?

To those of you who are just dying to travel NOW and cannot reach the European continent, how about thinking about the lovely city of Santa Barbara, California?

When thinking of all my European travels and trying to think of a closer comparison in the US, Santa Barbara rings in first.

Think...
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The view of Santa Barbara! Let's go!

The Great Road Trip WEST

During our Covid time in the United States, some of us just had to get out of our homes and travel to see the grandchildren.  When you live in the Midwest and have little ones in Southern California and are requested to drive instead of fly, that's exactly what you do!  There is NOTHING more wonderful...
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Bryce Canyon

My Travel Albums

ITALY FAVORITES
Sorrento hotel breakfast!

My Travel Stories

The Great Road Trip WEST

During our Covid time in the United States, some of us just had to get out of our homes and travel to see the grandchildren.  When you live in the Midwest and have little ones in Southern California and are requested to drive instead of fly, that's exactly what you do!  There is NOTHING more wonderful...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Vacation in Germany

We couldn’t be happier with the trips that Linda Gartner planned for us this past summer. We gave her a huge task, calling truly last minute to put together a weekend trip to Florida and a large trip to Germany!! She couldn’t have been more helpful, excited, efficient, energetic and wow does she know how to get things done! She led us through every step, from choosing what cities to go to, what to see when we’re there, where to stay, how to get from place to place, even good things to eat that were not to be missed. Every time we called, every question we had, she immediately took care of whatever we needed. She thought of every detail. We honestly, literally could not have done it without her. Both trips were absolutely wonderful and we’re so grateful to her. She has a passion for travel and a gift of working with people. We’ve already told her we’ll be calling her regarding our next trip, and we can’t wait!
The Miller Family, Cincinnati, Ohio

My Reviews

35 of 51 people found this review helpful
Awesome from start to finish
She did such a terrific job for us on every level, put together a wonderful trip in a short amount of time, and was there for us no matter what question we had or when we had it! Her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm made for such a great experience from the day we contacted her to the post-vacation visit to tell her all about it, and we can't wait to plan our next trip with her.
By  Happy Travellers  from  Cincinnati, Ohio
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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27 of 36 people found this review helpful
Tour of Italy
It was a pleasure to work with Linda Gartner when planning our family trip to Italy this past summer. She is a true professional! From beginning to end, she was instrumental in planning and coordinating our trip. We started with a meeting to discuss our interests while traveling in Italy, and she quickly sketched out a starting-point itinerary. We tweaked that itinerary until we were completely satisfied and excited for our upcoming trip! Linda took care of everything we needed for our international trip, from airline tickets to rail tickets, to planning excursions including a private tour of Tuscany and our private wine tasting at a lovely vineyard! Bellissimo! The hotel she suggested in Positano was breathtaking! Also, after experiencing a family emergency at home, she and her colleague worked quickly and diligently to get us home on an earlier flight! Given all this, her attention to detail and extensive knowledge of Europe, I would HIGHLY recommend working with Linda Gartner!
By  Cindy  from  Cincinnati, OH
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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22 of 34 people found this review helpful
European family vacation.
Our family’s experience planning our first trip to Europe with Linda Gartner was one that exceeded our expectations! We were referred to her by a friend who has worked with Linda over the years. From day one, Linda was informative, patient, upbeat, and organized. She went beyond our expectations giving us advice and planning our trip so we would have a great experience.
By  The Simon Family  from  New Lenox, Il
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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18 of 26 people found this review helpful
Amazing Trip!
Just returned from an amazing trip to Italy & Greece and have to say Linda nailed it! The itinerary, hotel locations, tour recommendations - everything was absolutely perfect. The entire trip was completely seamless from start to finish due to Linda's planning and expertise. If you're planning a trip I would highly recommend working with Linda. She is a great resource especially if you're not familiar traveling abroad. Thanks for all of your help!
By  Jim   from  Cincinnati, Ohio
Traveled to  Greece ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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19 of 28 people found this review helpful
European Adventure
Such a delightful experience! She answered every question and helped us achieve exactly the trip we wanted. I'd do it one million times over.
By  Meredith  from  Cincinnati, Ohio
Traveled to  Santorini ~ Greece ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Arizona
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Utah
  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain

Travel Specialist:

  • European Culture
  • Family Vacations
  • Independent Travel
  • River Cruises
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Arts & Culture
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • National Car Rental
  • Project Expedition
  • Viking River Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • Certified Destination Specialist - ITALY
  • Rocky Mountaineer Specialist
  • Luxury Travel Specialist

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