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[Via Google] Tom at Adventure Coordinators has been a tremendous help in planning two trips that we have taken through them. Tom is thorough, and responds quickly to questions or concerns. He also provides excellent resources to enhance a travel experience. When he helps an individual organize a trip, you can have complete confidence that all the details have been taken care of and everything will unfold as expected.

Susan - London, ON - May 2024
 

 

[Via Trustpilot] Absolutely the best travel agent, ever!

Sonia - Toronto, ON - March 2024

[Via Virtuoso] Always easy to work with an agent who gives you options and the best advice

Adalbert - Toronto, ON - February 2024

 


[Via Virtuoso] Tom was great. Clear concise messaging and requests. He seems to know a lot about a lot of places, and worked very well with our group to curate a fantastic experience -- a mix of amazing nature tours, culture, food and rest & relaxation -- in various locations in Costa Rica.

Carole - North Vancouver, BC - February 2024

 


[Via Virtuoso] Tom is terrific and understands what we like and don’t. He is understanding and thoughtful.


Mel - Toronto, ON - February 2024

Our "regular" travel group returned last week from two weeks in Costa Rica. This was my fourth trip handled by Tom and, as always, it was a delight. I HIGHLY recommend Tom to folks who want intelligent input and enthusiastic support. Being able to customize our trip to match our interests is important to us. I look forward to the next adventure whatever it will end up being.

Jane - Toronto, ON - January 2024

[Via Virtuoso] Tom has organized a couple of trips for our group that travels together. He has taken the time to understand what our group is like and what we like to do and see on our trips. He gives great advice as far as accommodations, excursions and general travel tips, including air fares. He is timely in his communications and answers any and all questions thoroughly. We would be very comfortable in referring family and friends to Tom.

Beth & Don - Woodstock, ON - January 2024

 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is an outstanding trip planner. He guided us every step of the way with clear decision making.

Brian - Toronto, ON - January 2024

 


[Via Virtuoso] Tom attends to every single detail — always ready with suggestions, arrangements, support and attention to every detail.

Elena - Toronto, ON - January 2024

[Via Trustpilot] I have used Tom in planning three trips for my group of friends. A "trip of a lifetime" to Southern Africa, Croatia and the Adriatic in 2022 and an upcoming trip to Costa Rica. I have found Tom to be wonderful to work with. He listens to what I want to do and experience on our trips and offers good advice to make them remarkable holidays. He is always quick to respond and answers any questions I have.
Our trips have all gone smoothly with no issues or hiccups.
I would highly recommend Tom if you want a personalized trip anywhere - he can draw on his own personal experiences to many places to make your trip a fabulous one.

Jane - Woodstock, ON - January 2024

 

[Via Google] Tom Gehrels is the best person to help organize a trip anywhere you want in the world. Recently, I traveled to Mexico for a unique Day of the Dead tour. There was an ongoing saga of changing hotels from the tour operator. Tom was responsive and helpful in trying to sort out the crazy mess.
His personal experience traveling to over 100 countries in the world sets him apart from others who work in this field. I highly recommend him.

Margie - Toronto, ON - November 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to others looking for similar type ‘adventure’ travel.

Rebecca - Toronto, ON - October 2023

 

[Via Virtuoso]  It's always a pleasure connecting with Tom. Knowledgeable and responsive, he makes sure we have the information we need (and much more) throughout the booking process - bringing things to our attention that we might not have thought about. He follows-up afterwards with the same enthusiasm and dedication. We know we are always in safe hands with Tom. 100% recommended!

 

Anne & Michael - White Rock, BC - September 2023

[Via Google] Tom came recommended by a friend for this first exciting trip I've booked through him. The information he shares - adventure with a capital A; his response time to every type of question I need (lol) answers to - speedy; the places he's been, his friendly personality and the service he offers makes working with him an easy choice.

Susan - Mono, ON - September 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Thanks so much to Tom for helping us not only find the perfect cycling trip [Self-guided cycling in Quebec - Le P'tit Train Du Nord] for me and my husband, but also for his constant communication before and at the start of the trip. He ensured that everything went smoothly! We will be booking another trip with Tom next year!

Kristen - Toronto, ON - August 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom has done it again providing excellent service and advice on my most recent adventure of hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc. He provides pragmatic advice, great attention to the many details, friendly, helpful and always eager to help. It is a joy to book a trip with Tom.

Mara - Toronto, ON - July 2023

 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is both knowledgeable and proactive, which made it very easy working with him. All required documentation was provided to us well in advance of our departure date, and then timely reminders sent as well. I'd highly recommend Tom as a trip coordinator.


Leona - Pitt Meadows, BC - July 2023

[Via Trustpilot] [...] Although we were well read on places we wanted to see, Tom’s advice and experience were essential in ensuring we had an exciting holiday. He always sends additional materials to read to help prepare for your trip. Tom is an exceptional communicator and knowledge expert in travel - just read his bio. He has been my go-to travel advisor for longer than I can remember. I have given his name to many friends and colleagues and all have raved about Tom’s passion for travel, expertise and organizational skills. In fact my next trip is just around the corner - organized yet again by Tom! Thanks Tom for helping me see the world

Judy - Toronto, ON - July 2023

[Via Google]  Tom has been organizing trips for me for over 25 years in all parts of the world. He is so knowledgeable, listens closely to his clients to understand what they want and would work best for them, and is always willing to help and provide sage advice. I would definitely recommend Tom for all your travel needs, whether it be a private tour or organized or combination. Thanks Tom!

Mara - Toronto, ON - July 2023

 

 

[By email while on trip in Italy] Our trip so far had been fantastic. Your suggestion to stay in Amalfi was the right choice.

We just arrived at the Rome hotel you recommended. It's wonderful.

 

Richard & Pat - Toronto, ON - June 2023

[Via Trust Pilot] All Travellers Need Tom
Whether it’s your 1st trip or your 50th, you should be calling Tom. He has been to 103 countries and counting, and can give you expert advice as to to when, where, how and even with who (in terms of tour operators!). Tom is extremely diligent with details and thinks of everything you need to know in order to have the best trip possible. He doesn’t book your trip and walk away. Tom provides useful articles, interesting books to read, tips, packing lists and more. He even checks in with you prior to your departure to make sure you are all set. Tom has amazing customer service and communication skills and is also very patient. He is fun and has a great sense of humour. Tom is just as excited about your trip as you are, which is exactly what you want in a travel agent. I am extremely grateful for all of Tom’s help with my many trips that he has organized for me. I strongly recommend him for anyone who travels!

Melissa - Toronto, ON - May 2023

 

[Via Virtuoso] I couldn't have asked for a better travel agent to help me through all the challenges presented while booking this trip. I was originally booked to travel with One Ocean to travel in February 2020. The cruise was cancelled not due to Covid but to One Ocean's financial problems which led to their ships being seized. Tom rebooked me with Oceanwide for March 2021 and again for 2022, but both cruises were cancelled due to Covid. I finally got there in March 2023 and it was well worth the wait. We have had 3 years' worth of email and phone correspondence about my trip; he always responded to my questions in a timely manner and helped me through the complex booking process and with the decisions I needed to make. I also had the benefit of his own experience travelling to Antarctica. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.

Elaine - Sault Ste Marie, ON - April 2023

[By Email] As I sit in the airport lounge, I reflect on how easy it has been to organize this trip. I contacted Tom nearly a year ago to ask if he could help us book a trip to Egypt. Of course, I already knew Tom would be more than willing to help …. I had worked with him before and always had wonderful service and amazing trips!
Tom’s attention to detail and customer service is beyond exceptional. He provided excellent advice on which airlines would be best and what insurance we should get. He made certain our extra nights in Cairo were at the same hotel that our tour company ultimately used and he arranged for local transportation between the airport and hotel.
Very early on, we told Tom we wanted to pre-book a number of optional excursions offered by the tour company. To his credit, he continuously followed up with to tour company while we waited for them to officially offer the excursions, always updating us on the status. 
No question or request was too much trouble; he always answered, quickly, professionally, and sometimes with a wonderful sense of humour; it did not matter if he was in Toronto or enjoying life half way around the world. 
Because Tom is super organized, I am organized and able to relax. Several weeks prior to departure, he sent us all the documents and bookings we had made. They were easy to follow and not a detail was missed. 
Tom is my “go to” travel expert …. I have never been disappointed and I am certain you will receive the same 5 star service as I get!

Arlene - Toronto, ON - February 2023

[Via Virtuoso] I have booked a number of vacations with Tom over the last 12 years. He is experienced, well informed, professional and always willing to assist you find the right vacation. I look forward to my next trip booked with Tom. Highly recommended by repeat customer.

Anna - Toronto, ON - February 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom planned a cruise to Antarctica for me. Throughout the two-year planning process, he attended to every detail with meticulous care and patience. Without him, I would not have made this trip of a lifetime! I recommend Tom as a fabulous travel advisor!

Manon - Montreal, QC - January 2023

 

 

[Via Google] Tom once again arranged a fabulous trip for us, this time to see Polar Bears in Manitoba. He helped us select the perfect lodge based on our wants and $$. He also arranged a hotel for us in Winnipeg for an extra night and recommended restaurants for a special anniversary dinner. It's these extra, little things we appreciate so much and keep us going back to Adventure Coordinators.

Stefanie - Clarksville, MA - December 2022

[Via Virtuoso] After using Tom to setup a trip to Middle east (Jordan Hiking/Egypt) that was very successful, the opportunity came up again for a fall trip to Indochina, Tom was very responsive to my requirements and recommended a 24 day tour with Explore that meet all of my expectations and arranged extra days at the beginning and end of the tours that allowed me to solve jet lag issues and was able to arrange airfares accordingly. All by the way within two weeks of the trip starting. All in all another extremely satisfying adventure arranged by Tom. I would use Tom and have recommended him to friends who also were very satisficed with his recommendations and trip planning.


Gord - Toronto, ON - December 2022
 

[Via Virtuoso] It has been a pleasure working with Tom. I received his name from a friend, and he helped organize a tour for my trip to Europe very quickly. I never would have been able to organize such a fantastic trip without him. He was friendly, quick to respond, and a real pleasure to work with. If you're looking for help planning your next trip, look no further!

Ivy - Portland, OR - November 2022

[Via Virtuoso]I have been working with Tom for close to 30 years, and there is a reason for that. While I have travelled a lot, Tom is an encyclopedic knowledge of the world and travelling in it. 

Jason - Dover Centre - November 2022
 

[Via Google]  My travel journey continues with Tom - my go-to person for most of my travels; Resourceful, knowledgeable, efficient, diligent, courteous; responds promptly; always available; look forward to fulfilling many more of my travel dreams.

Theresa - Orleans, ON - October 2022

[Via Google] We have had a very good experience with Adventure Coordinators. Our tour coordinator, Tom Gehrels gave us courteous and prompt service with excellent advice. We plan to use Adventure Coordinators for our future trips.

 

JP and Angela - Sydenham, ON - October 2022

[Via email] I have been dealing with Adventure Coordinators for several years. Tom Gehrel at Adventure Coordinators oversees the organization of my trips from the beginning to the end--he offers a very professional service and always thinks the best for me. I highly recommend him!

Manon - Montreal, QC - October 2022

 

[Via email, after my sending an email explaining what the next step in her journey will be] Hugs and deepest gratitude for excellent arrangements and attention to all details Tom. I truly could not be happier and more grateful. 

[And via Trustpilot] Adventure Coordinators/Tom Gerris organized my current trip to Italy. The trip has multiple legs/connections and required a lot of coordination. Tom did an amazing job of finding the best options and attending to every detail. This was my very first solo trip and I could not be more appreciative and grateful! Everything is arranged and all I have to do is enjoy. THANK YOU Tom and Adventure Coordinators!

And [via Virtuoso] on her return: Tom Gehrels is the best! I only told him what I would like to get out of the trip and he made it all happen down to the smallest detail. Could not be more grateful and will certainly be going back for more.

Elena - Toronto, ON - October 2022

[Via Google]   Adventure Coordinators is simply the best travel agent that I have dealt with. Over the last 25+ years, they’ve helped me visit more than 110 countries. Their expert knowledge and advice have helped me see a good bit of our amazing world. Strongest possible recommendation.

Jason - Dover Centre, ON - August 2022

[Via Google] Tom G. of Adventure Coordinators organized lots of trips for me in the past. After a long hiatus, I'm back, and of course turned to him for my latest international trip. The man knows all the ins and outs of every voyage and destination that one could imagine. As far as I can tell, he's "been there and done that" for them all. His service is top-notch. I'm delighted to be under Tom's calm, cool and competent travel care. For any future international trip, I won't hesitate to again take advantage of his knowledge and service.

Gary - Montreal, QC - July 2022

[Via Virtuoso] - We have worked with Tom over many years. His advice is spot on and we rely on him whenever we have questions about where and how to travel to various destinations. He has booked numerous trips for us as well. We can always count on Tom and we have referred many friends to him. They are always grateful. Although we know that he's simultaneously helping many other people, he always makes you feel that you are his priority.

Pat & Richard - Toronto, ON - June 2022

[Via Virtuoso] - Another great trip put together by Tom. Custom packages of air travel, hotels, and city tour that then dovetailed perfectly into a week-long guided hiking along the Wicklow Way in Ireland, then back to the city to explore on our own before departing on separate flights to head home or off to a work conference. Many moving parts and it all came together perfectly. Tom always seems to know the best hotels in any city--close to the action but not deep in the tourist area, convenient to both airport and a nice short walk to the train station.

Dave & Donna - Waterloo, ON - June 2022

[Via Virtuoso} Tom is always ready to help and responds very quickly. I like him as much as I like traveling. I am looking forward for my next adventure.

 

Marek - Phoenix, AZ - May 2022

 

[Via Virtuoso] Everything worked extremely well! Tom was very accessible for all our questions when planning our trip and made sure all was in order. Would recommend his services to all.

Sue & Jürg - Guelph, ON - April 2022

[Via Private Facebook Message] - Why I am happy with Adventure Coordinators, as written to a travel friend:

Knowledge. Access to private tours and the ability to completely customize trips. 
I sometimes still book my own (like this last trip to Senegal/Paris), but I have been working with Tom on my “adventure” trips since my first solo trip, to Egypt, in about 1995. 
And booking isn’t even the main benefit. He fought with the insurance company and got me something like $7k back for a COVID cancelation, was able to negotiate favourable terms for rescheduling our coming Antarctic cruise when cancelled (COVID), etc. 
But, knowledge too… doing a G [Adventures] tour in Namibia this August, then 10 day private trip in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. Encyclopedic knowledge to help get the best out of the private [trip]. 
And attention to detail. He seems to have a system to keep track of #of trips with each operator to ensure you are getting the repeat discounts, credits, etc. 
He better never retire, I’ll quit traveling. 🤷‍♂️

Jason - Dover Centre, ON - April 2022

 

 

Tom has been great shepherding us through all the ups and downs, cancellations and resurrections since March 2020.    

Sue and Jürg - Guelph, ON - March 2022

[Via Google] If you are looking for Adventure Travel ... Tom Gehrels at Adventure Coordinators is your man. He is my go to guy to set up any trip whether direct or via other operators. If he can't answer your questions right away he will get you the answers and he is always on top of his game .... you will be a satisfied customer.

Gord - Toronto, ON - February 2022

 

[Via Virtuoso] Always ready to help Highly recommend booking with him specially these days when travel plans can change quite often!

 

Adalbert - Toronto, ON - February 2022

[Via email] Thank you, Tom, for excellent service and getting me back into travel. I am particularly grateful for your defending my interests and credits.

 

Marek - Phoenix, AZ - December 2021

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is amazing to work with - he finds the best places to stay, provides practical advice and information and great options! We were able to stay in great locations - easy to get around and lovely environments! Thank you for another amazing trip!

Joyce - Toronto, ON - November 2021

Thanks Tom. I come back to you every time because your the best & we understand each other.

Jim - MacTier, ON - November 2021

[Via Virtuoso] Excellent! He answers emails promptly. Gave me good advice regarding the trip [Realm of the Spirit Bear].

Sandra - Valetta, Malta - October 2021

[Via Google] Tom at Adventure Coordinators is an amazing travel expert. We've used his wonderful help for trips to both Africa & Europe. He has a great personality, world wide travel experience, and gets on top of questions and bookings very quickly! And most importantly, when there's a problem, he's there to stick handle & help resolve it immediately. We recommend him very highly!!!

 

Catherine - Vancouver, BC, September 2021

Tom was fantastic to deal with - extremely knowledgeable, helpful, thorough,  friendly,  easy to reach, very easy to work with, fast, detailed and very service-oriented and responsive. It was a pleasure booking a trip with him!

Renay - Toronto, ON - SEP21

[Via Google My Business] Tom is like the perfect host. Prepared, knowlegeable, and patient when I changed my mind on my budget and trip. All without making me feel like a clutz. Thanks tom.

Deirdre - Toronto, ON - August 2021

[after reading our blog post stating visiting the USA after spending time in the past two weeks in Europe is a nono during COVID] Tom, really, I cannot thank you enough for this. Honest. I would have gone with an open face and open heart and tell the customs agent I was in Spain for 10 days and I am now going to the US to finally see the cars during Monterey car week. I have now to decide between Spain and that event that I have been thinking at for more than 20 years.

George - Toronto, ON - July 2021

Tom has been helping me plan trips for 20 years (or more) and I have had some marvelous experiences. Not only has he found great trips for me (Ethiopia, Antarctic, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan/Kazahkstan...)  but he also suggests and plans 3 or 4 day add-ons that take me to places/experiences not included in the particular trip but that he knows I would like - saw the elusive leopard in Sri Lanka, a palmist in India was fun, Iguazu Falls after a trek in Patagonia......
But I think there is one extra advantage to working with the same person for a number of years that tends to get overlooked. When I come across a trip that looks really good on paper, he is able to tell me if he thinks it might not suit me and why (and suggest something more "me-oriented"). Really helps me avoid over-hyped expensive pitfalls.

Nancy - Kanata, ON - July 2021

[after negotiating a 50% refund for a trip cancelled the day of departure while ensuring all local guides and drivers got paid]

Thank you so much for your dogged determination to see this through.  I really appreciate all of the work you put into this trip for us, from beginning to end and especially through the messy middle.  We really thought all hope was lost so a refund in any amount was an incredible, happy surprise.

Zuri - Woodstock, VT - July 2021

[after holding Westjet's feet to the fire over a sudden price increase; we got the increase reduced from CA$1300 to CA$300]

I just left you a voicemail message to the effect of my confirmation to go ahead with the new cost of the WJ ticket.
But I must acknowledge all your debating, cajoling and escalating to the highest levels of WJ to hold them to the reserved price.  
This is why I am always pleased and confident that I cannot go with anyone else for my travel needs Tom ... you are the best and a gem.   Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

Aida - Calgary, AB - June 2021

[after getting a Tour Radar credit transferred to a booking with us, thanks to a personal connection with Christian Wolters, CMO for Tour Radar]: WOW!  I got chills when I read this email...not because of the money transfer, but because of the love and respect you guys feel for each other.

It truly brought me to tears.

In our world today, where there's so much anger, and disrespect, to see such friendship and admiration was just beautiful. It's honestly inspiring and I'll share this with my kids and friends.

Be sure to tell Christian that I fell in love with Tour Radar several years ago. His staff has always done the best job for me and until I joined with you, I never thought I could get better care (perhaps don't tell him that last bit! hahaha)

Thanks for your effort around this.

 

Elaina - San Diego, CA - April 2021

Thank you for your expedient and great service over the last 15 or so years. Once Covid is under control, I hope to resume my travels through you again.

 

Irene - Garson, ON - March 2021

[Via Allignable] Tom is an extremely adventurous person and has been to more countries than anyone I know. This could be intimidating for some who have travelled less, but this is not the case with Tom. He is very personable, humble and funny. He deeply cares about his clients and wants to give them the best possible experience suited to their unique needs and interests. I have seen him go above and beyond to simply help people, no matter what the situation. He is a tremendous advocate for the travel world, and probably the best resource you could possibly have to create a memorable travel experience. Tom has many loyal clients because they know that he has their best interests at heart, and that he has their back, from planning the trip to the moment they get home again. Tom has been a guest on FLY Travel Radio numerous times. He is a great storyteller, he is generous with his information, and he is passionate about people exploring the world.

 

Melissa Rodway, host of FLY Travel Radio - Toronto, ON - February 2021

It is hard not to be loyal and we have been very grateful . . . you have given Aida and I guidance, a sense of safety and that you had our back where ever we were, so that we could enjoy the people and places in all the destinations we have travelled.  Thank you.

Kathy - Toronto, ON - February 2021

[After we relentlessly pursued a hotel for a refund during COVID-19 crisis] 
You have not idea how pleased I am that your perseverance paid off.  Thank you, thank you, thank you and enormous gratitude.

Aida - Calgary, AB - October 2020

[During COVID-19 crisis] Thank you very much Tom for your help.  In the past, I have always designed and/or booked all of our travel trips, including accommodations, flights, etc.  For some unknown reason, when we decided to visit Egypt / Jordan, I felt compelled to go thru an agent.  Because you were so helpful in 2015 when we went to South America, I called you for help.  I am so grateful for that decision.  Who would have expected the world turmoil we all have been experiencing.  You have been so helpful.

Margaret & Tom - Toronto, ON - June 2020

[via Trustpilot] Tom is amazing! He was recommended by friends, who had wonderful times in Africa due to Tom’s network and abilities to ensure every experience was exceptional. Tom arranged our African trip in 2019 which was fantastic! We hoped to spend our Anniversary at Victoria Falls and finish in London celebrating a family birthday - she was 100. Tom listened, contacted his African network and every day worked brilliantly. The people who looked after us in Africa were knowledgeable, kind and efficient. Transportation related to Cairo, Zimbabwe, Botswana Safari, South Africa and Mozambique was excellent. Hotel and restaurant recommendations were special and memorable. Really we can only give the highest rating to Tom and Adventure Coordinators! When we all travel again, Tom Gehrels is the person to provide unique and wonderful experiences.

 

Stephen & Chris - Toronto, ON - June 2020
 

 

[Via Trustpilot] We met Tom 11 years ago. He has helped us plan many trips to all seven continents and both poles. His own travel experiences add value to the planning of our trips.If you want to plan a trip we can greatly recommend Tom.

Karen & Wade - Paisley, ON - June 2020

[during COVID-19 crisis] How fantastic it is to deal with you & your staff. Your advice sounds very good & makes sense. I agree with you and will wait and see. [...] I greatly appreciate you getting back to me on Sunday & during these stressful times.

Aida - Calgary, AB - March 2020

(Via Google) I have worked with Tom Gehrels for 2 trips. I have come to fully trust his opinion, when asked, and the service given when these trips were planned. He was also excellent in supporting us when a situation arose during a trip. I have not always used outside help in planning trips, but his support has changed my mind. I recommend Tom with any aspect of your next trip.

Margaret - Toronto, ON - January 2020

(Via VirtuosoYou can always encounter unexpected surprises when travelling; however, Tom always thinks ahead to prevent unnecessary problems.

Amanda - Ajax, ON - January 2020

(Via Google) Always there to help, great service, never disappointing.

Adalbert - Toronto, ON - December 2019

[Via Virtuoso] It was good. It's been many years now. Always has recommendations, and reviews. Quick response. Good communication.

Lena - Toronto, ON - November 2019

(Via Virtuoso)  Tom booked 3 consecutive trips for us to Italy this fall. He is very professional and has a lot of great ideas. He is always able to answer all our questions.

Barry - Timmins, ON - November 2019

(Via Virtuoso) Tom has planned several trips for my family over the years. He's great at working with our expectations and budget to come up with a fantastic vacation. His own direct experience on the different tours and trips is invaluable, as he can point out the pros and cons of each option to help us make better decisions. And with our busy schedules, it works best for us have all communication via email, and Tom is always very responsive to emails and clear in his written communications and documents, which is important! Would highly recommend working with Tom to plan any vacation experience.

Stefanie - Clarksville, MD - September 2019

 

(Via Virtuoso) Excellent -from the beginning of our planning, Tom was extremely helpful and worked out a great flight itinerary to work all our requirements. During the trip, we needed to make a last minute adjustment and he again was able to work out the schedule at a minimal cost to us. All was done very quickly and great communication and updates provided. Thanks again for excellent service!

Edith - Toronto, ON - September 2019

Professional, efficient, knowledgeable that is why my sister and I contact Tom when we are planning a trip. We know we are in very good hands because he himself has travelled to over 100 countries and counting!!

Iona - Brampton, ON - August 2019


Very objective, understands his clients, not afraid to steer customers away from what he considers a bad idea. Strives to deliver an exceptional experience. Very attentive to detail.

David - Okatie, SC - August 2019

Tom always suggests interesting and challenging trips, but not too challenging. And he advises us what not to do. He understands what we are looking for.

Mel - Toronto, ON - August 2019

Easy as always. Tom is very efficient and able to answer all questions.

Annie - La Prairie, PQ - August 2019

 

Tom has been my go-to travel consultant for over 20 years. When planning a trip, Tom provides valuable insight into countries, tour operators and provides great flight itineraries to choose from. I can always rely on his support from the planning to booking and to my return from a trip.

Chris - Toronto, ON - July 2019

Tom is a very easy person to use for travel advice. He has lots of experience, and helps customize all or part of a trip. In this case he helped with the cruise portion of our trip but he put the extra effort in to review the parts of the trip we planned ourselves to make sure we did not have any surprises.

Wade & Karen - Paisley, ON - June 2019

I like the fact that I am able to communicate my wishes and Tom replies with flight options, good information about the tour itinerary or tour operator and helps to make it easy to make decisions and confirm trip details.  Tom also ensures awareness of loyalty discounts or other special offers available.  Nothing could be done better.  Tom is very fast and thorough providing accurate and good information during the planning and booking process.

Chris - Toronto, ON - March 2019

Loved the attention to detail with compiling the itinerary, my many questions  and prompt responses to any queries.

    

Gina - Toronto, ON - March 2019
 

I was incredibly impressed working with Tom Gehrels. He was recommended to me by a friend who had used his services quite extensively. I can see why now. After an initial meeting where Tom had the opportunity to talk with me, share his own insights and all in all, get a sense of the type of traveller I was and the type of trip I was seeking, I was pleased with the results! In about a week's time, he contacted me again and discussed what he thought would be the best options for travel (as this would be my first time in South America). He did not disappoint. He was able to select an itinerary that gave me an incredible overview of this amazing continent and one that was adapted to my physical and intellectual needs. Tom is a very professional, insightful and intuitive consultant. When I decide to seek yet another adventure, he will be the person I contact!!! His expertise is very comforting and his enthusiasm for travel is quite infectious! He is a gift to the profession!

Kevin - Toronto, ON - March 2019

 


Tom helped us decide which of 2 New Zealand trips better suited us. As usual his experience steered us towards the one more in line with our expectations. Tom has always made sure our vacations were stressless and any add-ons and transfers seamless. Have given his card to many people.

Joanne - Ridgeville, ON - March 2019

 


 

I’ve never worked with such personable, passionate and  knowledgeable travel professionals. Such a breath of fresh air and an absolute pleasure!  

 

Kazundra, Intrepid's Partnership Growth Manager – Eastern Canada - March 2019

 

 

Exceptional.  Great advice, professional and trustworthy. Highly recommended.

 

Lisa - Toronto,ON - January 2019

As usual, I got great advice. I was happy with all of the arrangements including the flights. It was a fun trip [to Borneo].

Brenda -Toronto, ON - November 2018

Tom is always a pleasure to work with. He makes sure he understands my preferences and makes great suggestions.

 

Elizabeth - Toronto, ON - October 2018

Tom stayed in regular contact and provided me with updates throughout even as details beyond his control caused changes. For whatever reason, the airline cancelled my flight home but he made sure I still got home and had a place to stay for the extra night.

David - Toronto, ON - October 2018

I have been using Tom for many years. He has always been right on with the questions. If I email him, he is quick to get back.

Rob - St Catharines, ON - October 2018

 

 

We’re almost there ... passport [with my Iran visa] should arrive this morning.  I’m going to Iran!!  Whoop whoop!!!  Crazy [application] process and I couldn’t have gotten through it without you Tom.  Can’t thank you enough!!!

Carmen - Toronto, ON - September 2018

Tom is the best travel consultant we have ever used.

 

Bob & Kit - Toronto, ON - August 2018

 

 

Adventure Coordinators is the quintessential travel agency!  Tom Gehrels takes care of my every trip booking need, in a friendly, timely and professional way.  He uses his extensive experience to add value in the way of helpful travel suggestions, info and tips.  For over 15 years and counting, it has been a pleasure dealing with Tom! 

Malini - Peterborough, ON -  August 2018

You were organized and kept us all well-informed along the way. Thank you Tom for assisting us all the way to the airport.

Anna - Toronto, ON - June 2018

Tom has been helping me with my travel arrangements for 15 years. Not only is he a fountain of travel knowledge, he is also a brilliant project manager when it comes to creating complicated itineraries. He takes care of all the details and is always available to give advice. Exceptional client service.

Amanda - Ajax, ON - April 2018

Tom planned an amazing holiday for us, yet again! He is so aware of the details and makes sure that our pick-ups and drop-offs, our guides, the trip, the food and accommodations are top notch! This is our third vacation that Tom planned for us and every time I am impressed. I feel that he takes care of us as if we were his family. We had a last minute problem and needed his help with buying travel insurance for another trip prior to the safari (that he did not plan). There were 10 people in our family traveling together and he arranged for travel insurance within hours of leaving for the holiday. He makes everything trouble-fee for us and eases our minds when traveling.

Nina & Mohamed - Burlington, ON - January 2018


Since Tom has traveled so much and has a lot of experience and interest in travel, he has a wealth of suggestions to fit your desires. And he can quickly make the arrangements you need.

Lena - Mississauga, ON - January 2018




 

[Via Virtuoso]  Tom is wonderful! This trip was the 6th that Tom has done for me. Any question was answered immediately, he is very patient with us senior travelers! Hope to travel with him again.

 

Bev - Newport, AK - May 2024

 

[By email] I just wanted to send huge thanks for getting us all set in such a timely manner. You’re amazing! We really appreciate your service. 

Ulli - Victoria, BC - April 2024

 

[Via Google] Tom was very helpful sharing his experiences of travelling in Morocco on the same tour as we are looking at. He responded to all emails very quickly with thoughtful responses. Would recommend booking with Tom for all your adventures.

Janice - Toronto, ON - April 2024

 

[Via Trustpilot] Tom Gehrels from Adventure Coordinators is truly one of a kind. He gives you his undevoted attention and can therefore recommend a trip based on your needs and wants. I recommend his services 100%!!!

Monalisa - Bradford, ON - March 2024
 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is super knowledgeable, friendly, honest, thorough & client focused
 

Richard - Toronto, ON - February 2024

[Via Virtuoso] Tom organized everything efficiently, answered all questions punctually.
 

Karen - Toronto, ON - February 2024

 

 

[Via email] I have to say that I would not have travelled so much if I had not had a travel counsellor so good as you—thanks so much for helping/assisting me to travel for so many years!

Manon - Montreal, QC - January 2024

[Via Trustpilot] Wish I could give Tom 10 stars - Tom is very knowledgeable, experienced and extremely helpful with any and every detail of travel arrangements. It has been very reassuring to have him on the other side before and during the trips that he arranged for me. Could not recommend him highly enough.

Elena - Toronto, ON - January 2024

[Via Virtuoso] Tom provides invaluable insights from his vast travel experience. He also goes the extra mile to answer any questions you might have to ensure your journey goes smoothly. I wouldn't book an adventure tour without his advice and inputs.

Lena - Toronto, ON - November 2023

 

[Via Virtuoso] As always, it was great working with Tom. His knowledge and experience are invaluable in trip planning and he works to ensure that you get the vacation that you want. He always follows up on those oh important details that move a trip from good to great.

Marian - Toronto, ON - October 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom has been my travel ‘coordinator’ for many years and I know I can count on him to provide excellent travel-related support, timely communication, and helpful suggestions/advice based on his extensive knowledge and experience. I highly recommend Tom Gehrels!

Malini - Peterborough, ON - October 2023

[Via Trust Pilot] Tom has arranged many trips for us over the last 15 years. The most recent being a trip to Azerbaijan/Georgia/Armenia. As always Tom has provided excellent, fault-free service. Highly recommended.

Frank - Toronto, ON - September 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] We said we wanted to spend time with family then hop on a tour but still have time for ourselves. We got just that and more. Tom pre-booked every flight, train and taxi ride then sent meticulously laid-out itineraries. Suggestions on what to see and where to dine when on our own was provided thanks to Tom’s personal travel knowledge. The Exodus tour he recommended seemed planned specifically for us, but only because he listened to what we wanted and found it. Tom even wished us well on our departure day despite being on vacation himself. We’re so grateful and cannot wait to plan our next memories with Tom’s help!

Daniela - Toronto, ON - September 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso]This was the first time I worked with Tom. Every time I contacted him he got back to me quickly and immediately addressed every question and concern I had. Among other things, he booked a hotel room in a city I was unfamiliar with and we were very happy with what he chose. Would certainly use him again and recommend him to others.

Barbara - Calgary AB - September 2023

[Via Google] Thank you Tom for your expertise in planning this trip to Switzerland for me . As always your dedication to your profession is always being available to answer my questions with a quick reply. Thank you for my past travels and hopefully many more.

Franca - Toronto, ON - July 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] working with Tom is always a great pleasure. His knowledge, professionalism and supporta/assistance he provides is greatly appreciated. He does everything possible to ensure our tripmis enjoyable and all details worked out.

Edith - Mississauga, ON - June 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] We have been using Tom as our travel consultant for almost 20 years now. We have arranged trips to Croatia, Turkey, India, Portugal, Scotland, and Morocco through him. We are consistently impressed with the hotels that he finds - they are almost always pleasant smaller hotels that reflect the character of their location. We also use Tom to book our flights. We find that the fee is worth it because he makes sure that everything "connect" (literally and figuratively. We are particularly thankful that he has connected us to Intrepid Tours - we have been particularly pleased with their way of doing travel. Even though he is often traveling himself (as a good consultant should) he is quite accessible and can help out mid trip.

Tim & Trish - Halifax NS - April 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom us always there for you! Fast, knowledgeable & super friendly . Couldn’t ask for more!

Catherine - Vancouver - March 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom was easy to deal with. He was of great help with documentation when I had to make an insurance claim.

Evelyn - Toronto, ON - March 2023

[Via Virtuoso] The perfect agent.  Tom was outstanding to work with - he planned and executed every detail flawlessly. I would highly recommend him !

Claire - Toronto, ON - March 2023


 

[By email] While Tom and I have never met, I have been treated as though he knows me well.  He pays great attention to everything that you mention as he shapes the little details that make your itinerary work perfectly for you. It leaves you with total confidence that your logistics are well thought through and that you will get the very most out of your adventure without any hassles. 

He is never out of touch and is impeccable about following up on elements of your trip that can’t be booked at the outset. His experience shines through in the 

suggestions he makes and the thoroughness of his planning.

Please consider this as a great vote of confidence!

Claire - Toronto, ON - February 2023
 

 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is an expert. Extremely knowledgeable and skilled at designing and arranging unique and complicated itineraries. I have been working with Tom for more than 25 years, and on all of my trips to 110 countries and counting. He is also endowed with the patience of a saint to deal with all the, umm, unique requests I come up with.

Jason - Dover Centre, ON - January 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is very knowledgeable, professional, detailed and pleasant to work with. His advice is pertinent and to the point. He is proactive and also he follows up the developments of the journey to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Our 20 days trip down to Antarctica via Buenos Aires and Ushuaia is a memorable one , we cannot wait for the next one (most probably the Arctic) to be coordinated by Tom. 

Rodica - Pointe Claire, QC - December 2022

[Via Virtuoso] I’ve worked with Tom for many years and he always provides fantastic service. He is a wealth of knowledge, is very responsive and reliable, and overall provides great service to his clients. I wouldn’t book an adventure trip with anyone else.

Rae - Toronto, ON - November 2022

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is reliable and easy to communicate with. He returns emails in a timely fashion and always includes great information. Our adventures have always been safe and that’s how we want it.

JP - Sydenham, ON - November 2022

[Via Linkedin] Anyone who travels through you will always be in the best hands Tom. I’ll never forget your support that got me onto my life changing RTW trip, and especially your care after I had to cancel the first attempt. That was 23 years ago now…can you believe that?! 

Jodie Moore - Kent, UK - October 2022

[Via email] Please have this Publicity Visible

 

Re Tom Gehrels, Adventure Coordinators 

 

I live in Calgary, Alberta and had a group trip that was not very well co ordinated.  It was over 15 people on a cruise and many problems occurred 

with the agent’s lack of detail.  Friends on this bad experience said they had an excellent agent in Toronto they recommended for our next trip.  They had used Tom Genrels for over 30 years so we started talking to Tom about upcoming travel

He Investigated many possible trips with great suggestions because of his experience 

He organized several cruises and trips for myself plus my high school group.  

Made many complicated airline reservations for my friend and I.  We wanted to travel to Europe together but she lives in Newport, Arkansas and I live in Calgary, Alberta 

He always answered questions and E Mails quickly.

All our trips were very successful because of Tom’s detailed planning, experience and above all his gracious , gentlemanly personality.

Florin - Calgary AB - August 2022

 

 

[Via email] Tom from Adventure Coordinators has been my travel agent for so many years that I have lost count.   His vast travel experience is evident when he makes a recommendation on travel. He has never steered me wrong. 
He is quick to reply and always has a timely answer. 
Well deserved 5 stars in my opinion.

Rose - Toronto, ON - August 2022

 

 

[Via Google] I have worked with Tom for many years sending me on many trips. He has always went over and above what I expected and would very highly recommend him to anyone planning an Adventure Trip.

(And on returning by email: Thank you for your help.  I could have never made this trip without your help.)


David - Albuquerque, NM - July 2022

[Via Virtuoso] - Always a pleasure working with Tom. He is extremely knowledgable and his advise has made all the trips I have booked through him very enjoyable. Everything is always seamless.

Joanne - Ridgeville, ON - June 2020

[Via Google] - If you are looking for more than someone to just book your tickets, call Tom.  Chances are, he has been to the place you’re going. His recommendations are always thoughtful and reflect the kind of traveller that you are.
The links to articles and books that Tom sends prior to your trip are a big help.
From Peru to Portugal and Turkey to Scotland, Tom has helped us along the way.

Tim - Fall River, NS - April 2022
 

 

[Via Virtuoso] First time using Tom to book travel. We found him to be very responsive. Very knowledgable. Would easily recommend him.

Andy - Picton, ON - March 2022

[By email] It was a wonderful trip, thank you so much for the help! The driving went smoothly, I was able to meet up with my new Canadian friends from Maple Leaf in Victoria. The sun even showed up for Vancouver city, I was able to spend a lot of time in the lovely autumnal Stanley Park. On the whole I really, really liked Vancouver Island (especially the forests and sea) and hope to return one day (England just isn't as good!).
It was an incredible once in a lifetime experience and would not have been anywhere near as good without your expertise and recommendations. 

[Via Virtuoso] Katie adds: "Tom's expertise was able to find me a once in a lifetime sail boat trip to experience the marine wildlife and culture of north Vancouver Island, something I will be forever grateful for! Not only this, Tom provided me with brilliant ideas of how I could better tour Vancouver Island to see the wildlife. Using Tom's in depth knowledge of the area, I was also able to watch the salmon run and black bears away from the regular tourist trail. Thank you for being so helpful, friendly and generous with your time Tom."

Katie - Lympstone, UK - October 2021

[Via Virtuoso]  Tom was excellent and helped me plan in every detail all aspects of my first self guided cycle trip. His insight and follow up were very appreciated. I felt he matched me to the best trip and supported me in planning it all, including providing options and resources for travelling to QC. Tom is very knowledgeable about the travel industry and shares valuable personal experience.

Ardelle - Toronto, ON - September 2021

Thanks for the prompt reply [about our planned Arctic trip]. Your comments demonstrate once again why your advice is so valued 

Richard  & Pat - Toronto, ON - July 2021
 

[Via Allignable] Tom meticulously plans your trips and does not miss small details that are essential for a trouble free vacation. He works with you to find the most exciting adventures one is looking for.

Shahzad - Dallas, TX - February 2021

[During CoVID-19 crisis] - Tom - thank you so very much for your patience, understanding & perseverance. You are awesome!

Aida - Calgary, AB - October 2020

[Via Trustpilot] We have used Tom Gehrels for several trips over the past 10 years. He provides excellent advise and service for all our travel plans. His knowledge and expertise is in valuable when planning a trip to exotic places: Galapagos, Germany, Dempstar Hwy in the Yukon. I would highly recommend him when organizing a trip!

Mabel-Anne - Toronto, ON - June 2020

[during COVID-19 crisit] Thanks for all the help. We know we can book lot’s of trips on our own using the internet, but when things get crazy it is nice to have professional help.

Wade & Karen - Paisley, ON - March 2020

(Via Facebook) I have been travelling with Tom Gehrels' help for two decades now, following him to Adventure Coordinators. He truly listens and explores what I am looking for in a trip and provides excellent recommendations drawing on his vast experience. Each trip he wants to make the best ever for his clients. Attention to detail and a one stop shop for amazing trips. Highly recommend Adventure Coordinators!


Mara - Toronto, ON - January 2020

Have been traveling with Tom since  2000 have not been disappointed by his courteous service his kindness and beyond expected expertise very knowledgeable ask a question he has the answer.  

Theresa - Ottawa, ON - December 2019

(Via Virtuoso) Tom was informative, helpful and supportive at every step from the planning and booking to the execution and follow up of our trip. I have already passed his contact information on to others with my positive recommendation of his services.

Mabel-Anne - Toronto, ON - November 2019

(Via Virtuoso) Excellent! He kept us aware of each stage of the trip and answered any questions promptly.

Doug - Toronto, ON - November 2019

(Via Virtuoso)  Tom was very helpful and efficient. He was astute in assessing our wants/requests and accommodating them. He was quick to respond to questions and offered interesting options for every aspect of the trip. We were very satisfied.

Merle & Sam - Winnipeg, MB - October 2019

 

(Via Google) We have been using Adventure Coordinators since Tom Gehrels has been with them. We have always been happy with his recommedations and service.. He is knowledgable, efficient and courteous - answering our questions promptly.

David - Toronto, ON - September 2019

 

We are totally happy with the service provided by Tom.  It could not have been better.

Diane - Winnipeg, MB - September 2019

(Via Facebook)  Ever since I relocated to Canada 19 years ago, Tom has been sorting out my travel plans. He is a fountain of knowledge, very patient and always goes above and beyond. My biggest fear is that he might retire before I have finished exploring this planet.

Amanda - Ajax, ON - August 2019

Tom is a pleasure to work with; always available, patient, accommodating, knowledgeable, resourceful, and I've said before 'when you're traveling to the other side of the world on an adventure of a lifetime, it pays to work with the best and Tom has proven himself to excel at his job'.

Aida - Calgary - August 2019

Tom was the best I have had.  Friendly, quick to reply, no question was silly.  Just felt I was in good hands with him in planning my trip.

Florin - Calgary, AB - June 2019

Tom is knowledgeable, helpful and very professional.  I have enjoyed many memorable trips with Tom’s assistance.  I recommend that you contact Tom to plan your next vacation. 

Anna - Toronto, ON - May 2019

Tom has been helping us plan and book international adventure vacations (more than 15) over the past 10 years. Can be counted on for good advice and dependable service.  (via Google Maps)

Frank - Toronto, ON - April 2019

Tom is so knowledgeable, insightful, helpful & friendly. You can't go wrong.  He has first hand experience from so many locations.  He really knows his stuff. He can help you make your dreams come true.   We took his advice & suggestions & had a great vacation experience. From now on he is "Our Guy".

Barry - Timmins, ON - April 2019

I have done a lot of travelling, used a number of agencies – and Adventure Coordinators is the very best!
Their personal experiences of my destinations is always a confidence booster.  It also enables then to provide me with additional suggestions, interesting alternatives and confirm/refute my own research.  I value this expertise!
I also value service touches, such as providing packing suggestions, weather outlooks, reading lists, reminders, etc.  They do follow-ups after I get back.
All of this – at very competitive ( and sometimes better than ) prices!  I am on my third trip ( Galapagos, { Serengeti and Peru, before this} ) and planning a fourth ( Mongolia).  I know that they will look after me.

Violetta - Toronto, ON - March 2019

Knowledgeable,always there to help!

Adalbert - Toronto, ON - March 2019

You’ve have been an absolute pleasure to deal with, always prompt and efficient at responding to any queries and look forward to booking many more trips with you in the future!

Gina - Toronto, ON - February 2019

Great takes care of everything,  One of the best.

Adalbert - Toronto, ON - January 2019

You can always depend on Tom to make great suggestions and plan your trip perfectly.

Amanda - Ajax, ON - December 2018

Always available. Always ready to help and give good advice.  

 

Denyse - Orleans, ON - November 2018

 

 

Tom was very professional , answered my questions about the trip details promptly and very helpful with advice selecting this trip.

Zuzana - Toronto, ON - October 2018

My travel consultant, Tom Gehrels who always goes above and beyond a 'travel agent's call of duty' when working with a client!

Joey - Kingston, ON - September 2018

Timely, knowledgeable, great follow up.  Consistently good service.

Joanne & Andy - Victoria BC - August 2018

 

 

Always a pleasure; honest, trustworthy, patient. 15+ years of good service. Tom goes beyond what most do. Answers any and all queries on a timely manner. Provides excellent information. Knowledgeable. Look forward to many more years of travel with Tom's professional service.

Theresa, Toronto, ON - July 2018

This has been a very successful experience for us with all your insights and suggestions. Over the past couple of years we have researched and booked on line all of our travels (South America, China, Baltic, New Zealand, etc.) personally. Just because it’s my nature, I will probably do a lot of research on my own. However, before we book, we will do as we did for Croatia, and contact you for your advice and [make the] final booking [with you].   Your thoughts and experience are worth it.

Richard - Toronto, ON - May 2018

Well informed and timely information and help and advice.

 

Elsa & Percy - Toronto, ON  - April 2018

It's simple, Tom's one of the best. Great costumer service, very knowledgeable,very helpful.

Albert - Toronto, ON - February 2018

I  returned safely on Wed having had the trip of a life time.  Thanks for all your help. Everything you organized worked very well….as always!

Marion - Owen Sound - January 2018

Tom was awesome and very knowledgeable. Would use him again and plan to do so.

Stephen - Terra Cotta - January 2018

 

 

Tom was great to work with - he answered all my questions, offered helpful advice, and was quick to make changes for me when my schedule changed.

Elizabeth - Toronto - January 2018

Just wanted thank you very much for putting together this special holiday for our 10 year anniversary.  Everything was perfect from the nice start with our flight to London (our three seat exit row extra leg room only had the two of us).  The hotels in all three cities were fantastic, loved Montmartre in Paris in particular.  The tours were every informative and the pace was perfect – enough downtime to catch up and/or explore.
It was also a very pleasant surprise to find our room in Amsterdam specially decorated for our anniversary with Roses and balloons when we came into our room.
Back to reality and work today but with  smiles on our faces and great memories of a wonderful once in a life time trip.

 

Roman & Yaroslava - Oakville, ON - October 2017

Tom is knowledgeable and very helpful. Very quick to answer questions and help us. We have never had any glitches at all on our adventures. Recommend you highly to anyone who asks.

Joanne & Greg - Ridgeville, ON - September 2017

Tom was excellent.  Loved Tom's personal experience about Peru.  He went above and beyond to ensure that the trip happened.

Violet - Toronto, ON - September 2017

I never had a high opinion of travel agents until I met you.

Jeff - Toronto, ON - July 2017

 

 

Tom is a delight to deal with; patient; always a pleasure to deal with - freely shares his wealth of information; have been using Tom and AC for many years and look forward to reaching out to Tom in the future years to come

Theresa - Ottawa - June 2017

It is nice to know that much of your advice is based on first-hand experience that over the years has been proven to be on-the-mark for us... we can trust your service.

 

Mike & Christine - Guelph ON - June 2017

Tom is extremely helpful in providing suggestions and ideas on how to best plan a vacation. His extensive knowledge and experience from his own travels are helpful in deciding best options. For example - getting from Vilnius to Berlin - he provided very helpful information and links to help me in determining the best option for me. ​

Edith - Toronto, ON - May 2017

You were wonderful to work with and I would certainly recommend your company. 

Bonnie - Jamestown, NC - May 2017

Tom Gehrels is my travel coordinator. His advice, patience and professionalism are outstanding. He is excellent customer service personified with expert advice and knowledge of travel.

Mina - Toronto, ON - March 2017

 

 

We want to thank you for planning the most amazing trip [to Galapagos]!  You took care of the big details and the small ones too.  We saw such beautiful sites and wildlife.  We were able to enjoy each other's company and everything turned out perfectly.  I can't say enough good things about your work.  You are so good at what you do.  Thank you again for creating a wonderful itinerary and beautiful experiences that will last forever in our memories.

Nina & family, Mississauga ON - DEC 2016

Tom, without a doubt you have been the most amazing travel assistant ever! We've been planning trips with you for 15 years (!?) and have never been disappointed. Your knowledge of travel and the world as well as your warmth and ability to figure out our particular needs and wants is exceptional. I am a very discerning client who is always looking for the higher standard of customer service experience in everything I do and I have found it in travel with you. I would (and have) without any hesitation refer you to everyone I know and anyone I meet. Thank you for giving us the gift of amazing travel!

Colomba - Toronto, ON

As usual, great and efficient service and the reading material for Iceland was excellent

Edith - Toronto, ON - June 2016

Having you as my travel agent over the past dozen years or so has been absolutely wonderful. Most of all, I loved your calmness and competence and your wonderful suggestions.

Mary Helen - Toronto, ON

 

I am always so impressed with your knowledge and how carefully you work and how much you care about your job. 

 

Sue - Toronto, ON June 2016

Many thanks for your assistance and help in the booking. Greatly appreciated - great service and keep up the great work!

 

Edith - Toronto, ON

 

 

I think that you are a really excellent travel agent. You really care and you are prompt about details. You have excellent communication skills and the personality to meet people and talk them through. You have travelled so extensively that you have vast amounts of experience.

 

Sue - Toronto, ON

 

 

I have greatly enjoyed all trips which you have arranged for Jean & I. Brazil, being the most recent, was beyond all expectations. I had no idea the country had so much to offer & I absolutely feel indebted to you for making us aware & arranging so many memorable experiences.

 

Karen - Aurora, ON

 

 

Tom has booked 10 Peregrine trips for us since March 2009. In all cases the booking process was smooth and professional. Tom was always very prompt in getting back to us whenever we had any questions. His provision of packing lists and suggested reading lists have been very helpful. It was a pleasure dealing with him.

 

Anda & Frank - Toronto, ON

 

 

I thought your service, knowledge and patience (with all of my questions) was amazing! And it made me feel at ease to know you had been to these places and could make some great recommendations for a single female travelling abroad!

 

Jolene - Edmonton, AB

 

 

It's your knowledge of travel that makes you such a valuable resource to anyone considering a trip -- any style of travel, any price range, and just about any country. I liked that you understood my individual style of travel and didn't try to push pre-designed tours on me.

 

Tanya - Ottawa, ON

 


Tom booked many trips for me over the years, to various parts of the world.  I always found him to be pleasant, courteous and efficient, with a good  general knowledge of a wide variety of destinations.    And he usually had some specific knowledge or tips about any given destination.  I have no hesitation in recommending his services, and in fact have done so to some work colleagues and friends.

 

Gary - Edmonton, AB

 

 

You've given us many years of personalized service which David and I have appreciated.
Thanks again for all your great service.

 

Kathryn - Waterloo, ON

 


When you are doing adventure travel, especially as a single woman, being able to trust your travel agent is paramount.  Tom always worked with me, with infinite patience, to dot all the i's and cross all the t's so that there was never one hitch.  Even a month in Africa with several different locations - I was completely prepared.  

 

Jennifer - Toronto, ON

 


Your professional manner and assistance in helping to plan my vacation needs over many years has been much appreciated.  It's been nice knowing you were always there when needed.  And it's why I stayed with you.

 

Malini - Peterborough, ON

You have taken Paul and I all over the world.
Your suggestions about places, things to do and stay have been invaluable. Making flight connections in some pretty tricky spots as well.
You made a family trip to Japan memorable. The challenge was to find a tour that would be comfortable for Paul and I and our two university children. We all had an amazing time.


Peggy & Paul - Toronto, ON

 


Very happy with the suggestions and service you have provided for both me and my wife going back to 2000.
  You opened up a whole new world of adventure travel for us and we are hooked! The biking trips have all been exceptional.
  We have trusted your judgement at all times and have appreciated your sharing of your own personal experiences.
I hope to continue to have you as an agent for travel into the future."

Ross - Toronto, ON

Tom = 10 Stars!  Your thorough, diligent and creative planning established the foundation for the seamless execution of an evenly paced itinerary.
Thank you for providing the options to make our adventure truly special and for patiently keeping us organized with your frequent updates and notices during the planning and booking stages. It made all the difference between a good trip and a great adventure!

Norm - Los Angeles, CA - April 2015

We really enjoyed booking our travels with you. Your experience was greatly appreciated and you were very prompt to answer us. As well you gave us lots of options.
We did recommend people to you.

Sylvie & Claude - Montreal, PQ


We have always enjoyed our travel arrangements that you have organized for us. You took into account our wishes and preferences to organize a fabulous trip which exceeded our expectations! Our trip to the Galapagos in November 2014 was wonderful! We look forward to working with you again.

Mabel-Anne and Allan - Toronto, ON

 


I really appreciated your willingness to answer all my questions and even connect me with another person who had already taken the trip. You were knowledgeable and helpful and, most important, cheerful and pleasant to deal with.  Everything we look for in planning our hard earned holidays.

Margie - Sydenham, ON


Tom has designed the most fabulous vacations for my three-generation family. All were very active and included exceptional experiences which none of our family of 10 will forget. The grandchildren's favorite was a trip to Belize which included an night walk in the jungle and playing with tarantulas.  He has "read" our interests and filled each day of each trip appropriately.

Sally - Boca Raton, FL

 

You were always the best and put up with all my odd requests. You were my go-to for nearly 20 years for unique adventures and with your help, I've been to 6 continents and about 85 countries.

 

Jason - Chatham, ON

 

 

You booked tours for me for over 10 years.  Because you have travelled to so many places, you also provided me with a lot of useful information about the destinations and were able to answer any questions I had about the tours and countries visited.


Stephanie -Toronto, ON

[Via Trustpilot] Working with Tom Like having an amazing travel concierge ! He is extremely knowledgable, thorough, attentive and pleasant to work with. He really pays attention to making sure that you have the best experience possible and always has your back.

Coreen - Toronto, ON - May 2024

[Via Trustpilot] Adventure Coordinators was recommended by a friend five years ago and Tom Gehrels has arranged three complicated trips extremely well. He is creative, efficient and recommends accommodations and experiences that have been memorable and at the appropriate price. He is quick to communicate, often providing items to explore including car rentals, books, movies on the area of choice. We would definitely recommend Adventure Coordinators for trips home or abroad and are looking forward to two different adventures in 2024, with Tom Gehrels as our guiding light.

Stephen & Chris - Toronto, ON - April 2024

 

[Via Trustpilot] Tom helped us plan and book a bucket-list vacation and was excellent to work with. Good advice, quick responses to questions that made this trip one of the easiest to set up. You can't go wrong with Tom, he is and excellent adventure travel advisor.

John - Toronto, ON - April 2024

 

[Via Trustpilot] We have used Tom at Adventure Coordinators, a number of times. It was greatly appreciated his handling of canceled trips during COVID, with 100% credits. Together with his sound advice and knowledge assisting on selecting our most recent trips.

George - Ancaster, ON - February 2024

[Via Virtuoso] I have been working with Tom for nearly 30 years and he has helped me visit about 110 trips and counting. He is an excellent resource and I wouldn't consider using anyone else.

Jason - Dover Centre, ON - January 2024

[Via Trustpilot] Have used Tom a number of times now when I dont feel comfortable booking a trip and Tom helped to navigate and find the best options. For basic trips I book it myself but sometimes you need some advice and Tom is an expert that sometimes you need.

Nick - Lake Country, BC - January 2024

[Via Virtuoso] Perfect in every step of the way. And I enjoyed my trip so much more not having had to p’an everything for everyone.

Sylvie - Verdun, QC - January 2024

 

[Via Google] Great service - friendly, prompt and knowledgable. I highly recommend Tom and his team.

Laura - Toronto, ON - January 2024

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is an excellent travel agent. I’ve used him for many years, and he is always very thorough, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He responds to my queries immediately. I highly recommend him.

Sandra - Victoria, BC - December 2023

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] I gave Tom a couple of destinations I had in mind. He did the research, presented me with the options and then took care of all the trip/flight bookings once I made my decision.

Dave - Toronto, ON - November 2023
 

[Via Virtuoso] It is so easy to work with Tom. He is easily accessible and was able to get back to me very promptly. If you want to experience something, he can make it happen. Each part of the vacation is an adventure (a safe one) with new ways to travel, a tuk tuk in Bangkok and new places to stay like boutique hotels. Would highly recommend!


Jean-Pierre & Angela - Sydenham, ON - November 2023

[Via Virtuoso] We have done several trips through Tom, a mix of family trips with kids and just the two of us. Tom has helped us tour Costa Rica, go on a luxury safari in Botswana, visit polar bears in the far north of Canada, and take a whirlwind visit to the major cities in Japan. Tom is always very responsive to questions and issues. He also has personally been on many of these trips and tours so he knows what he's talking about. Tom is a highly trusted partner in our travel adventures.

Stefanie - Clarksville, MD - November 2023


 

[Via Virtuoso]Very disappointing. He didn’t advise on the route and the amount of driving or review the hotels. From my point of view he just took my order and relayed it to the tour operator in Morocco. Didn’t provide any value added. I paid a premium price for sub standard care.

Julie - Toronto, ON - November 2023
 

[Via Trustpilot] Tom always provides great suggestions once I pick my destination. He provides full service from evalating tour operators, booking flights, insurance, etc. He takes all the hassle out of organizing a trip and even follows-up right to the day of travel in case there are any last-minute changes. I highly recommend his services.

Dave - Totonto, ON - November 2023

[by email] Many thanks for setting our recent trip along the Rhone river.  Everything was planned perfectly and any questions or concerns we had during the planning were answered immediately and effectively. Be assured that we will use your professionalism for any future trips.

Doug & Ellen - Toronto, ON - October 2023 

[Via Trustpilot] Tom has always provided insightful advice for trips we are planning.

Not only does he have good ideas about which trips to take (based on his vast personal trips) but also helps to tailor to our specific desires. He continues communication with all flight updates, ideas for reading and reference materials, and calmly answers all our silly questions. He has also helped us out of hot spots too. We would not go to anyone else. We see great value in having Tom as our agent!

Lena - Burlington, ON - October 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom provided excellent service in the planning of our trip. During the planning process, there were a number of cancellations or changes to options and he was prompt and helpful in working through these unexpected situations and providing great alternatives for us to consider. I have dealt with Tom for many years and he consistently provides consistent and professional service.

Edith - Mississauga, On - September 2023

[Via Trustpilot We have worked with Tom Gehrels of the Adventure Coordinators in the past and again this summer to organize our upcoming trip to Croatia. As always, Tom provides not only expert travel advice, but he goes above and beyond to ensure that your trip is well organized and is the trip that you want. He is a great communicator and pays attention to those travel details that are oh so important to smooth travel. If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable travel agent, we highly recommend Tom.

Marian - Toronto, ON - September 2023

 

[Via Virtuoso] He [Tom] is always very responsive and extremely helpful. I value his advice and he always asks for feedback, good and bad. I trust his recommendations and like his passion for exploring the world.

Pat - Toronto, ON - July 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Tom works best when involved in some more exotic destinations and arrangements. I felt he was hemmed in by the policies of Silverseas, which seemed un-negotiable, and difficult to obtain desired outcomes. His statement to us of "that is the way cruise lines work these days" was probably very accurate limiting his flexibility. He has done some great things for us in the past.

David - Okatie, SC - July 2023

 

[Via Virtuoso] Tom is a great travel agent--he thinks to every thing... makes it easy to travel. I highly recommend him.

Manon - Montreal, PQ - June 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Great. Relaxed, reliable, and informed.

Mike - Brandon, MB - June 2023

 

 

Via Virtuoso] Tom is a very knowledgeable adventure travel specialist. He is responsive to questions - including those last minutes ones I always have! He has in-depth knowledge of various tour operators and what to expect on their trips. He gave me great advice about what kind of luggage to take (yes, when they say "you have to be able to carry your luggage up many flights of stairs and over rough terrain", they mean it!). I highly recommend Tom!

Margie - Toronto, ON - June 2023
 

Via Virtuoso] Tom was very helpful. Offered good advice and suggestions. He also anticipated needs - extra hotel nights. He helped a lot with the ever changing Air Canada schedules. I didn’t anticipate all of the extra info and websites he sent me about my destination - very helpful. And he sent me reminders. Really pleased with the service.

Carol - Toronto, ON - April 2023

 

Via Virtuoso]  Very professional and courteous. Quick responses to questions. Good suggestions from his wealth of experience.

Bob - Toronto, ON - April 2023

Via Virtuoso] Tom responds promptly to enquiries throughout all stages of my travel; from planning to completion of the trip. His first hand knowledge and experience of countries and travel enables him to provide first class travel advice. He worked within my budget to find and book excellent flights and accommodations. He provided thoughtful suggestions for my travel experiences. I will continue to seek Tom's assistance to make my travels wonderful events.

Evelyn - Toronto, ON - April 2023

[Via Trust Pilot] If you are looking for more than someone to just book your tickets, call Tom. Chances are, he has been to the place you’re going. His recommendations are always thoughtful and reflect the kind of traveller that you are. The links to articles and books that Tom sends prior to your trip are a big help. From Peru to Portugal and Turkey to Scotland and Morocco, Tom has helped us along the way.

Tim - Fall River, NS - March 2023

[Via Trust Pilot]I have booked many trips with Tom Gehrels for over 15 years. He is well travelled, informed, professional, prompt and very helpful - a great resource for your next trip. I recommend his services and will use Tom again for future travel.

Anna - Toronto, ON - January 2023

[Via Virtuoso and Trust Pilot]Tom Gehrels at Adventure Coordinators has been my go-to person for adventure travel for 25 years. Tom has expert insight into tours and tour operators and I can always rely on Tom to find the best flights for me and to make trip booking a smooth experience. Between trips, Tom sends me valuable information about tours to the destination I am interested in. Once I have decided, Tom is always available to answer my questions, provide guidance and support and deal with any unforeseen changes amazingly fast.

Chris - Toronto, ON - January 2023

[Via Virtuoso] Great at acting on suggestions, very organized, things alway work like clock work on trips. Good communicator.

Jean - Huntsville, ON - December 2022

 

 

[Via Virtuoso] Always a pleasure dealing with Tom - pleasant well informed responds to queries quickly helpful after over 20 years interacting with Tom no matter what issue arises he has the answer

Theresa - Orleans, ON - November 2022

[via Virtuoso] Tom is quick to reply to emails, and was great at helping all members of our group to set up this trip. While we had one of our members as the main contact, Tom was great at answering all our questions and adjusting according to each of our situations.

Beth - Woodstock, ON - October 2022

[Via Virtuoso] Tom continues to provide valuable personal experience and advice for travel. Tips, alternatives and suggestions for the best vacation do not come automatically from the internet. But Tom can help! I would highly recommend Tom for your travel ideas and arrangements.

Lena - Mississauga, ON - October 2022

[Via Virtuoso] Professional, detailed, responsive, knowledgeable.

Stephanie - Courtice, ON - October 2022

[Via Virtuoso] We rely on Tom for expert advponsive so we trust his recommendations. A helpful and honest travel agent ice when considering our next travel destination. He is knowledgable and very reswhom we have recommended regularly to friends.

Pat - Toronto, ON - October 2022

[Via Virtuoso] I’ve worked with Tom for many years. Always has great advice and prompt service.

Rose - Toronto, ON - September 2022

[Via Google] Booked many trips with Tom over the years - always very organized, responsive and knowledgeable. Will def book again!

Steph - Courtice, ON - SEP22

[Via Trustpilot] This is the second time that I have used Tom Gehrels to plan and book a trip for myself and a group of close friends. The first trip was to Southern Africa in 2014 (which was an absolute amazing "once in a lifetime" trip) and now - leaving on Sept 14th - to The Adriatic - Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia/Herzegovina. Tom is wonderful to work with - he listens to what I would like to do, makes great suggestions and puts together a terrific holiday. He is very attentive and keeps in touch constantly to make sure all concerns are addressed and rectified.

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