Paddy Graetz 

Victoria, BC Canada
An independent affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions - Western Canada
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Safari
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • French Polynesia
  • South Africa
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background


Adventure and active travel is my passion!  My all time favourite vacation is still an African safari - Eastern or Southern Africa - each has a special wonder of it's own. Having lived in Africa for over 25 years I feel an affinity with this continent and will give you a insider's perspective. From climbing Kilimanjaro, snorkelling in Maui, diving in Tahiti, whitewater rafting the Zambezi, exploring the vineyards of  Stellenbosch or the game parks of Africa, to decadent indulgence at an over-the-water bungalow in Bora Bora ...  I can assist with personal recommendations!

Cruising - River, Ocean or sailing the blue waters of Tahiti!   Helping you choose the perfect voyage from a wide ranging selection of cruise lines and itineraries ensures you experience the ultimate maritime adventure!  Let me  help you with all your bucket list trips!

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."                   St Augustine

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By: J&A55

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2014

Paddy did a wonderful job of arranging our river cruise in Russia. I just had to let her know when we wanted to go and voila-next thing I knew, we had our cruise line packets and were ready to go. We won't hesitate to have her make all of our more complicated arrangements. Thanks, Paddy.
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Amazing Travel Agent Arranges Trip of a Lifetime

By: TravelForever

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2014

This past spring Paddy expertly arranged a fantastic 2-week family holiday to Egypt and Jordan. From the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the stunning Nile Cruise, inspiring area of Petra and the Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum we had the experience of a lifetime and even when nature threw us a curve ball (flash flood in Petra) the local Guides that Paddy had arranged worked behind the scenes to ensure that our trip would not be affected. Paddy arranged for it all - we just showed up and enjoyed! I feel that Paddy went above and beyond in working behind the scenes (day and night) to ensure that we would have a worry-free holiday. And family memories to last a lifetime.


By: Renu

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

Hi Paddy The trip was great, Everything was planned perfectly. We had an issue with rooms when we arrived and Were given a handicap room which was changed the next day, unfortunately our rooms were not adjoining as we wanted them to be, but it all worked out good. I did not realise that the Delano was previously the Hotl, I stayed there a few years ago they have redecorated the hotel. Rohini

Great Introduction to Costa Rica

By: jocdoc

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

Having the custom itinerary for our first trip to Costa Rica was invaluable. Would not have seen or enjoyed the activities/lodging without this expert advise and planning - Thanks Paddy!

great service!

By: anke

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2015

I am finaly back to"normal". Everything went as planned.So nice to meet all my "lost" relatives. The violin concert my sister played in the "Concert gebouw in Amsterdam" was fantastic. I even had to give a little speech in front of about 200 people.The person who was suposed to do it, declined one day before the concert. No unexpected problems with the trip. Thanks again for organizing my trip. Kind regards, Anke

Fabulous job Paddy!

By: Fran

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2015

Hi Paddy, thank you so very much for all your help & organization ensuring we had an outstanding vacation aboard the Veedam New England cruise ship. We loved every port & the service & food on the Veedam was outstanding! Can't thank you enough Paddy -- great job & we most definitely recommend all should choose you as their travel consultant!!

Fantastic London bicycle tour

By: Gigi

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2016

Thanks Paddy for the recommendation! It was the highlight of our weekend excursion.

Incredible service!

By: M&N

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2016

We booked our honeymoon to Tahiti through Paddy and she made it a completely painless process! I had requested a variety of quotes since we couldn't quite decide what we wanted and were trying to stick to a budget and she obliged. Everything went smoothly on our trip and we really enjoyed the perks we received by booking with Paddy. I have already recommended her to a few friends and coworkers, and will be using her services in the future!

Completely stress free!

By: Esher

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2017

Working with Paddy was absolutely wonderful. From the time I contacted her about booking my honeymoon to the very end of our trip, I did not have to think of a single detail. With the stress of planning a wedding, it was nice to have one less thing to worry about. Paddy checked flight details and prices daily until we were able to find a trip which was within our budget. Paddy kept us regularly updated on our trip. She reminded us of details we needed to be aware of which helped us travel smoothly. Once we arrived in Tahiti, we felt like royalty. Paddy had arranged several perks for us which made our stay more magical. When leaving Tahiti, I overheard several couples complaining about extra costs they were not aware of or expected to be included in their trip. We had none of these concerns. Paddy had sent us a package in the mail full of useful goodies, a step by step itinerary and a guide of recommendations. We had the trip of a lifetime and will definitely work with Paddy again!

South Africa Holiday

By: Greg Fletcher

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Working with Paddy was enjoyable and efficient. He indepth knowledge of South Africa was a great help in planning several of my families activies which I would not have previously been able to reiew and participate in with the same quality of service which Paddy was able to provide. Communications between Paddy and myself was always quick and efficient, when I had to get refunds from canceled activites (weather related) there was no hassle in arranging return of funds. There are many choices of accomodation throughout our travel, with Paddy's experience I feel we got both quality and value for our money. This is the second time we have had Paddy assist in arranging travel plans for us and each time they have been excellent. I recommend Paddy's services for additional trips.


By: Worker bee

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Great, she helped keep us organized.

Paddy rocks!

By: Miraya

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2017

Paddy makes every step of planning your trip easy! I have booked two trips with her and had her send me many, many more quotes for trips that have not yet materialized on my end. I love working with her and recommend her to everyone I know when they are planning a holiday. She is thorough and always gives you multiple options which is much appreciated!

Travel Agent


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Paddy knew that we enjoyed the last cruise we went on and forwarded us information on the Celebrity Constellation cruise. She thought that the added perks and benefits would appeal to us and she was correct. We ended up booking as a group of 8 on this cruise. Paddy kept us up to date with relevant information as well as provided tips and information on flights and hotels as we wanted to extend our stay. I would recommend Paddy to anyone looking for a travel advisor.


By: hello

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Paddy was great, went out of her way to give us the trip we wanted, made sure we had all the information needed. this is the 3rd trip she has done for us and won't be the last. Thanks Paddy


By: Berto

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Easy to communicate, helpfu and ready to step in.

Wow! Words cannot describe our amazing stay!

By: MotherDaughterGetaway

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Paddy is an amazing advisor. Due to a hiccup with my original booking in Quebec City, Paddy stepped in and went out of her way to ensure the successful booking of the Virtuoso hotel Auberge Saint-Antoine for myself and my teenage daughter. Paddy's recommendation of this hotel for the two of us was en pointe. It met our objectives of a classic hotel in a great location with good amenities. Our getaway was fabulous and having the Virtuoso amenities were top notch. First off, we were delighted with a room upgrade... it's hard to impress a teenager and this room upgrade totally did it! The addition of the complimentary breakfast was very appreciated as we didn't need to go out into the cold and snow to kickstart our day. Similarly the food and beverage GC was a great way to enjoy the wonderful food selection at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Thanks to Paddy to helping ensure a great time!

Mexico trip


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

Paddy is always wonderful to work with. She's prompt at responding to new trip inquiries and emails, and she goes above and beyond to make sure everything goes smoothly. Every trip I've booked with her (three times now!) has gone well and was a fantastic experience.


By: Amar

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

Paddy was very thorough with all details and took care of the A-Z ... thank you so much for a great Africa safari experience!

Fabulous Multi-Generational Trip

By: NeedToRetireTravel365

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2018

Paddy is extremely efficient, professional, and a top-tier travel agent. She can be counted on to give excellent advice that is relevant to our vacation. I can't wait to use her again to help book our next vacation.

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