Trish Gastineau

I’m Trish and I’m passionate about helping people travel to Europe!

I’m a Navy brat & I’ve traveled my whole life, but my love affair with Europe started when my friend’s Fathers began to be stationed there. When my Dad came up for re-enlistment, I would beg and plead every time for him to take a posting in Europe! 

Although my Father never transferred us to Europe, or maybe because if it, as an adult I travel to Europe every chance I get. ?) I love the culture, the art, the architecture the food and the people. My long term goal would be to live there for 3 to 5 years once my husband and I become Empty Nesters! (A girl’s gotta dream, right) ;-)

I’ve been in the travel business since 1993, and I’ve earned several industry certifications and awards including my Master Cruise Counselor, Certified Travel Counselor as well as multiple European Destination Specialty certificates. 

In 2011 I was recognized by Avalon Waterways as their number 1 Selling River Cruise Specialists for the year while sailing on their Paris to Normandy Landing Beaches cruise! What an honor that was.

I’ve sailed on 3 river cruises as of this writing & have made 5 trips to Europe within just the last 3 years.

I would be thrilled to help you develop your own passion for European Travel. Please call me!
  • View from Melk Abbey
  • View from the River!
  • Cafe Mozart in Salzburg Austria
  • Nuremberg Germany
  • Cheese Fondu - Hotel Adler Zurich
  • Florence view, Relias Santa Croce
  • Soaking tub at St Regis Hotel
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City        Naples, FL
Phone    +1 239 494 5226
FB          Simply-Europe-Travel
Twitter  @SimplyEurope
​Europe, Italy, Mediterranean Region, UK & Ireland, Western Europe

Art/Theater, Cruise - River, Food & Wine, Independent, Multi-generation
Danube River Cruise on the AmaCerto
A group of us sailed in November of 2012 between Nuremburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungry on AmaWaterway's new AmaCerto!
Beautiful ship, wonderful cabins, great crew! Loved the destinations & was happy that while not ALL of the Christmas Markets where opened some where!

Florence, Italy
A lovely time in Florence, Italy where I met w/friends to see the city & enjoy some of the great hotels & food! Boy! I was NOT disappointed. JK Place and the Villa le Marshere where 2 of the highlights – just a wonderful time!

Zurich, Switzerland
A friend and I had a great train trip through the Italian and Swiss Alps on our way to Zurich. The Train was a relaxing and scenic way for us to travel - 1st class all the way for us, Baby!
We thought Zurich’s old town was enchanting!

London for Christmas
Enjoyed time with my daughter in London for a quick pre-Christmas trip. Stafford Hotel and Milestone where both wondeful. Christmas Grotto in Hyde Park was charming.

Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches River Cruise
Avalon Waterways- GREAT trip! Loved Paris, and the D-Day Beaches made me greatful to all those who defend our freedom

Romantic Rhine River Cruise
This was my 1st River Cruise and won't be my last! Husband Kent and I love,love, loved it. Great food, great cruise, beautiful towns & enjoyed included tours. Worth every penny!
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Customer Accolades
"During our last trip, Trish made some difficult, last-minute hurdles look like mere bumps in the road- and handled everything graciously! She's resourceful, creative, and generous with her ability to make a trip turn out beautifully despite any surprises that come along." Emily F.

"Trish did an excellent job of helping plan the perfect trip. She coordinated 3 peoples different goals and made us all happy. All details were handled and communicated to me before the trip in an organized fashion which made everything easy to find. Everything that was within her control was handled professionally and correctly. Even flight cancellations and plan B's were handled timely and efficiently. I absolutely would recommend Trish if you are wanting a professional travel planner who is organized and friendly" Kay C.