Erika Gal ACC, CTC, MCC

Ancaster, ON Canada
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • River Cruising
  • Spa Vacations
  • Safari
  • Escorted Tours

  • France
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I grew up in Eastern Europe and worked for local tour companies and airlines before I moved to Canada. I have traveled to over 120 countries and taken 80+ cruises. I customize travel arrangements , unique itineraries, and organized and led groups from 20 - 100 people.

I have experienced many cruise ships, river boats and destinations . My extensive travel experience, attention to detail and meticulous preparation enables me to match my clients with the right cruise, the right hotel at the best value, the most direct airline routings.

During the 35 years I have been a Travel Advisor, I have developed strong relationships with the best local suppliers at various destinations. Due to of my local relationships, I am able to offer a seamless and exceptional travel experience.

Places I Have Traveled

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Fun in the Sun

By: WeGe

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2015

As always, Erika was efficient and so very helpful with our recent trip to the Mayan Riviera. Erika made all of our arrangements, distributed the needed documents and answered any question or concern we had. We have asked Erika to plan all of our travel these past years and will continue to do so. We are gearing up for another trip South in a few weeks and then a cruise in March, all of which Erika has organized for us. Erika's friendly manner and knowledge of the travel industry is very much appreciated. Thanks Erika.

Wonderful in every way!

By: the Lakefields

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2015

We loved the holiday Erika planned for us. It was wonderful in every way. Her attention to detail, to our expressed wishes, and her experience and knowledge of the travel industry, made for a great holiday. Thank you so much Erika!

A 1 ,Erica a pleasure to work with

By: Liz 2

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2015

Celebrity is a A 1 cruise line and I have always enjoyed myself on the three cruises I have taken. There is no reason for anyone to be bored. The staff is exceptional and the food excellent a very large variety. Looking forward to going again possibly next year.

Wonderful time

By: Shandoe

Reviewed on: 17 May 2015

From the very start to the end of my 22nd day everything was perfect. So very well organized that as a single solo person, I never felt any anxiety over my flights, my hotels, the boat tour and all the transportation needs in between. The actual tours were, fun and informative, with professional guides, and visited all the key places. The hotels that were booked for me were, superb, and always in a safe surrounding envoirment. I would highly recommend using this tour company and especially Erika's vast experience and knowledge which made my tour from start to finish, a trip to remember.

Very personable and responsive

By: Randy

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2015

Erika did a great job planning our Danube cruise. We were very pleased with her service and advice.

Expert Friendly Service

By: dalada

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

Erika was very professional, thorough, and saved me an additional $500!

The Best

By: dreamer

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2016

She is very knowledgeable and gives excellent advice. She is always quick to respond to any enquiries. She is friendly and helpful - the Best.

Our Rhine Adventure

By: Al & Sue

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2016

We loved our River Cruise this year. The service was again excellent and we would highly recommend this trip to others. The highlight of the trip was the Moselle section of the trip. This is a must, not just doing the Rhine section There were plenty of things to do along the way and we appreciated not having to spend a large amount of extra money on extra tours that we did not need. This trip had plenty included in the itinerary. Well done Avalon. We will praise your tours to others.

Trip to Costa Rica

By: Galer

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

Our trip to Costa Rica was very well organized. Erika was very diligent in organizing every step of our adventure tour and I would recommend her services to my family and friends . Sheri Galer

Jamaica - ya mon!

By: Molly

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Erika recently booked a much needed Caribbean vacation for my husband and I. She provided 4 - 6 locations and reasons for/against travelling there. Once we decided on Jamaica, Erika personally chose 3 - 4 inclusive resorts (as she had stayed at these resorts) with full quotes. The resort we selected was an excellent choice - the beach was long and beautiful, food was outstanding (one of the best we have experienced in the Caribbean), close to the airport and the hotel was well maintained and very clean. Erika was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, prompt and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for all your assistance!


By: Fjms

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Excellent advisor. Couldn't be better. Highly recommended.

Bordeaux River Cruise

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Erika was very helpful and thorough. She made sure we got the best arrangements and took advantage of all the things we could be eligible for.

This as my own trip !

By: Erika

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

This was my own vacation and it took to look after a lot of details but it was worth every penny to do this ! Hightlight was staying at the Marina Sands Hotel in Singapore.

Fabulous Trip

By: Joanna Kirby

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

As usual Erika is excellent. She arranged everything; things we did not know or think of such as drivers picking us up. No phone calls or waiting on our part. We have been extremely happy with Erika. All went very smoothly both times we booked with her.

Always a pleasure

By: Eh mon!

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

As always Erika answered or explained any questions or concerns we had. It is always a pleasure to work with Erika and discuss our needs and hopes for future travel. Thank you Erika. Looking forward to planning our next adventure with you.

very good

By: thompy

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

professional and detailed, sound advise.

Galapago Trip

By: Joel W.

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2018

Erica worked hard to meet our needs exactly - and succeeded.

Panama Canal cruise

By: BJ Traveler

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2018

Excellent. Very detailed, great service. Nice to have telephone conversations with lots of helpful advice, vs. just emails.

Escaping the Winter

By: Sun Worshippers

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

As always a pleasure working with Erika. The ultimate professional, answering all of our questions and working through are requests. Thanks Erika for again providing us with a wonderful escape to the sun.

South Africa 2018

By: Sautners

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Pays attention to detail Excellent follow up Good recommendations Aims to have a satisfied client Experienced

Excellent Travel Agent!!

By: Gaia

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

It was a fabulous experience. I have never really used a travel agent before and I am hooked. She got us a really great deal and sis the work of coordinating everything it seemed. We went to ask for a cab to go to airport and there was a special ride there waiting just for us! thru Air Canada cause it was an air Canada employee. They informed us that they had been at the airport upon our arrival. We had no idea of that probably because we didnt read the fine print or something so we just took a cab. Needless to say they were there waiting for us but we didnt knkw. Thats crazy great service if you ask me! The room was beautiful and more than we could have expected. All in all Erika was great!!

Oceania Excursion

By: Happy Wanderers

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

As always, so wonderful working with Erika, an expert in cruising. This was our 5th cruise with Oceania and it did not disappoint. Erika always makes sure we are ready and informed of all the comings and goings associated with cruising. Thank you Erika for your expertise and friendly manner, when dealing with our questions or concerns.

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