Tom Gehrels 

Toronto, ON Canada
An independent affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions - Toronto
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours

  • Antarctica
  • Botswana
  • Myanmar
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
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Selling Travel Since
  • Dutch
  • English

My Background

Tom Gehrels has worked as a travel adviser since 1992 and has visited nearly 100 countries. He believes it is important for a travel adviser to have personal experience in each destination.

Using that personal experience Tom will craft the perfect itinerary for you - be it a luxury safari in Africa, an expedition cruise to the polar regions, a cultural discovery of a far-flung destination such as India, Vietnam or Peru, or a comfortable active holiday anywhere on the planet.

Using an extensive network of specialist tour operators Tom will make sure that every detail of your holiday is taken care off and you will come back feeling you have had an authentic experience.

Please reach out to Tom at or 1-855-550-7487

Places I Have Traveled

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South Africa


Reviewed on: 25 Jan 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.

Want a Good Trip? See Tom

By: beres8011

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

Tom- Very professional, helpful, organized and knowledgeable.


By: cart

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 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.

Amazing Travel Advisor!

By: C&P

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

We've been working with Tom for over 10 years and he has never disappointed us. He takes the time to learn our likes and dislikes and really get to know us so each trip we plan gets easier and easier because we trust Tom to make amazing choices for us that align with what we like and want! We highly recommend Tom's services!

Africa Trip

By: Stepholm

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

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

Safari in Tanzania

By: nkk

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 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.

Antarctica and iguana Falls

By: marion

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

As always , excellent ideas, organization and scheduling....patient with queries Tom is a traveller he knows the business


By: Manon

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018

My review counts three words: Tom is excellent!

a difficult trip to plan

By: mac

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

Tom was good at planning for us a fairly complicated itinerary that took us out of the ordinary


By: Albert

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

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

Sudan Desert Explorer

By: ivis

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Tom provides informed advice or gets information from pertinent agency/travel provider in a very timely matter. In addition he sends a list of books and movies to study before the trip. Very useful.

Thank you

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2018

We had a long conversation with Tom trying to figure out where to go and he was quick to make some interesting observations and recommendations. It was a good match for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our time on Complete Patagonia with Tucan tours. Tom was available for questions prior to the adventure and we will recommend him to others in the future.


By: maurus

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

Tom take straightforward approach with just right answers and no BS whatsoever. He works with enormous speed and I have a feeling that he is by me while planning the trip. Whenever he travels, he assigns substitute or letting know when he is back. I feel I have a friend in him.

Beautiful Bali

By: Claude

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2018

Everything--Tom is very dedicated.

Everything you expect...and more

By: Rover

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 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.

Great resource for trip planning.

By: Panda bear

Reviewed on: 21 May 2018

Very responsive to questions you may have for a particular trip that you might be interested in.


By: Floyd

Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Outstanding. Tom has insight to the needs of your trip, arranges beautiful character hotels and there are no surprises. Strongly recommend Tom's services.

Good trip advisor

By: thousandmiles

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

I was thinking a big trip last year. a friend of mine gave me Tom's name. Since I talked to Tom about what type of trip I wanted, he has been very helpful, provides info. He always responds my questions in time and patiently explain various trips to me. He helped booking our Spitsbergen photography -in search of polar bear for us, provided professional suggestiongs to us to prepare the trip. We are happy with his service.

Got the scoop on Hindeloopen.

By: Neil

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

We have always had great trips when Tom helps us with the planning and arrangements. He has a tremendous knowledge of places to go and lots of good ideas for things to do and places to stay. On our recent trip to Holland we loved our hotels and the trip to Hindeloopen was a highlight. Only glitch was that bicycle rental fell through in Hindeloopen due to wrong size bike for my son. However we explored the town on foot and it was beautiful. Even met a sheep whisperer on the dyke, also watched the kite surfers and we hiked all over the place... We also went to Amsterdam and The Hague, which are great places to visit. Of note, our hotel in The Hague, the Kennedy B Aparthotel, was beautiful, had good breakfast included, and was right on the tramline to the beach or downtown. Awesome choice! Thanks Tom for another great travel experience!


By: Malini

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 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 offering a range of trip options, helpful travel suggestions and tips. For over 15 years and counting, it has been a pleasure dealing with Tom!

do not underdtand

By: davidah

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

excellent. Provided a lot of input nd suggestions into trip selection.

Agent par excellence

By: happyfeet

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 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.



Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018

We have been clients of Toms for many many years!! he is professional, a wealth of knowledge and always answers e-mails in a timely, efficient manner. We have appreciated and accepted his recommendations on tour companies and countries to visit.


By: Jasper

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018

Tom always response promptly to any request with more then enough information to make a good decision. He also sends us information on possible trips that he knows may interest us, especially if they ore on sale.

Excellent advice and service

By: Davie

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2018

Tom provided excellent advise to help me select a trip. Also, when I had an emergency before joining the group, Tom responded to my emails and helped me resolve the issue, even though it was a Sunday.

Good communication

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2018

Always a pleasure.

Friend that I have never seen

By: maurus

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

I relay with full confidence on Tom's assistance and advice. He is always available and I have a feeling that if I would need any help he will be right there. I have never seen him, but feel as close as we are traveling together.

Croatia Islands and Mountains

By: Suzana

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

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

A great tour advisor.

By: White haired nomad

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Very professional.

Good Advisor

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 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.

Experience is a plus!

By: Lt_traveller

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2018

Quick, good suggestions and ideas, good communications

Highly recommend Tom

By: EJ

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

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

China Visit

By: Panda Bear

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Tom was responsive to questions and was attentive to details of the itinerary that made the best use of our travel time and sightseeing. His hotel suggestions were first rate and he made sure that we had all proper documentation through repeated requests for copies of passports, visas, etc. We had no problems.

Another awesome trip!

By: B

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2018

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

Great Job

By: Miko

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

Tom was great to work with, quick to answer emails and always very helpful with and issues or addition add ons we wanted.

100% dependable

By: Downsie

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2018

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


By: Happy

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018

As always, competent, informed and honest .


By: Albert

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2019

Great takes care of everything,One of the best


By: lisa

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2019

Great advice, professional and trustworthy. Highly recommended.


By: Sandra

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

Excellent service from the I'm thinking about a trip stage to the trips conclusion. I have been a client of Tom's for at least 20 years now and hold him in high regard for his insight and recommendations.

Panama Canal Cruise

By: Triplecee

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2019

Tom was efficient and he handled the booking with Holland America. This took that onus completely off my hands and made time for the rest of the trip aspects. There was very little interaction required with Tom except for helping to change the cabin we booked. He processed the payment to HA very quickly and effectively.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho route + safari

By: bj red

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Tom was once again an excellent resource and easy to work with, despite having to rebook my trip due to it being cancelled the first time he got my refund to me quickly from the first trip and gave recommendations to rebook right away. I also liked getting the emails as my trip approached with packing lists and things to do in the area I was visiting. This is the second trip I booked with Tom and it was perfect both times. I will be looking to Tom again in the future for my next crazy vacation his knowledge of all the trips makes finding the right one quick and painless especially with all the options out there. I would book through Tom rather than doing it myself online anyday. I had an awesome trip.

Turkey and Israel

By: Albert

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2019

Knowledgeable,always there to help!



Reviewed on: 20 Mar 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!

Trekking New Zealand

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 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.

Great Advice

By: BigBear

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

Tom is so knowledgeable, insightful & helpful. He has first hand experience from so many locations. We took his advice & suggestions & had a great vacation experience. From now on he is "Our Guy".

Tour booking

By: LoveTravelling

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

Tom booked my tour and all was done promptly with all the details I needed.

Tom’s Feedback

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

Tom addressed all my concerns promptly and professionally.

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