Who we are

Your all-in-one tour operator: 360° service
with 15 branch offices all over Europe

The success story of our family-owned company started over 30 years ago, at that time under the name of “Tirol Hotels”. Today, Travel Europe is one of Austria’s most successful tour operators, offering group travels all over Europe. We are very proud of this evolution, which is based on many years of practical experience, on a profound know-how of the travel sector and on our motivated employees.  

In the future, we would like to become even more service-orientated towards our clients. Optimum cooperation and support, combined with a broad yet flexible product offering are the key ingredients to continuously grow and improve. Look and see!

Our philosophy

"Booked centrally – attended on site"
Travel Europe creates your successful group travel tours all over Europe

High-quality offers, a good quality-price ratio and the best service are the cornerstones of our constantly growing company. Satisfied customers and a variety of individually customizable programs make Travel Europe one of the most successful tour operators in Europe. We constantly strive to provide our clients with a perfect service and, thanks to our 15 branch offices, we can also act on site and thus guarantee the quality of our offers. Flexibility, friendliness and well thought-out offers from charter to coach tours are the strengths of our company.

As a company that is highly interested in contributing to sustainability issues, we have been rounding out our portfolio for years with a range of train tours (especially in Scotland), as well as hiking and e-bike tours (especially in Austria). The focus on CO2-neutral mobility and soft tourism is also becoming increasingly important for group tours.

Become our partner!

Are you looking for a reliable partner who is able to guarantee a regular capacity utilization?

Travel Europe is always interested in new attractive offers to further develop its product portfolio. Please send us further information about your product along with prices and free dates. We will be pleased to enter this information into our data bank and we will contact you in case of interest.

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Our milestones


Development of the shipping fleet in Croatia

The Croatian fleet expands with 3 new yachts (MV Corona in 2015, MV Il Mare in 2017, MV Ocean Blue in 2019). Full charters are particularly appreciated by English speaking clients.

2019: Development of the shipping fleet

New offices in Albania and Scotland

Opening of a new office in Tirana after a massive expansion of the offer in the region. Creation of a new affiliate in Scotland after the takeover of the Scottish tour operator Rob Roy Tours: https://www.robroytours.com/ 

2018: Offices in Albania and Scotland

Two new affiliates in Italy

Opening of two offices in Italy, in Rome and Venice. The offer is broadened in the destination.

2017: New affiliates in Italy

New destination: Malta

In 2016, Malta becomes a new destination of the tour operator. Travel Europe provides travels from France to Malta in summer and winter time, including charter flights.

2016: New destination: Malta

New destinations: England, Scotland, Ireland

Travel Europe extends its offer to Northern Europe. With travels to England, Scotland and Ireland, the tour operator adds three new notable destinations to its portfolio.

2015: New destinations: England, Scotland, Ireland

First Travel Europe ship in Croatia

The MS Mendula starts operating at the beginning of the year. The sailing ship is well received by the public.

2013: First ship in Croatia

New destination: Corsica

With Corsica, Travel Europe provides its clients with a new interesting destination. The new Corsican office, born from the takeover of the tour operator Corse Voyages, provides an optimal service on-site.

2012: New destination: Corsica

New office in Portugal

The Spanish market is booming, allowing for the opening of a new Travel Europe office in Lisbon.

2010: Office in Portugal

Take-over of Austro Pauli/ Visit France and new office in Madeira

Travel Europe takes over the Parisian tour operator Austro Pauli/Visit France as well as its office in Madeira, which becomes a new affiliate.

2009: Take-over of Austro Pauli

New offices in Croatia and Poland

The affiliates of Pula and Krakow are opened in 2006 and 2007.

2007: Offices in Croatia and Poland

New head office and start of “Travel Europe”

Relocation in the new premises in Stans. The tour operator changes its name from “Tirol Hotels” to “Travel Europe” to clearly underline its international dimension.

2005: Start of "Travel Europe"

Charter flights to Croatia and first office in the country

Start of charter flights to Croatia, allowing for the creation of a new office in Dubrovnik.

2004: Charter trips to Croatia and office in Dubrovnik

New headquarters premises in Stans

The company is growing. The number of employees exceeds the capacity of the Schwarzbrunn hotel’s office space. An invitation to tender for the construction of new premises is sent out.

2002: New headquarters premises in Stans

New offices in Austria and Hungary

The affiliates in Vienna and Budapest are respectively opened in 2000 and 2001. Ensuring a smooth handling on the spot is one of the main concerns of the tour operator.

2001: Offices in Austria and Hungary

Charter flights with "Tirol Hotels"

Besides coach travels for groups, the company starts implementing one-off charter flights to Prague, Vienna and Budapest.

1999: Charter flights with "Tirol Hotels"

Affiliate in Paris and new office in Prague

The affiliate “Destination Autriche” is established in 1994 in Paris. In order to provide groups travelling to Czech Republic with the optimal support, a new Travel Europe office opens in Prague.

1995: Affiliate in Paris and office in Prague

A growing offer

Along with coach travels for groups to Tyrol, the offer is being progressively extended to Austria and Eastern Europe.

1993: A growing offer

“Tirol Hotels” becomes a tour operator

Due to the strong demand as well as many reservations from France, Anton and Helmut Gschwentner create the “Tirol Hotels” LLC.

1989: “Tirol Hotels” becomes a tour operator

First coach travels for groups

Start of coach travels for groups under the brand “Tirol Hotels”. The family-owned hotel Schwarzbrunn is at the heart of the activity.

1984: Beginning