Carolyn O'Meara CTC

Victoria, BC Canada
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My Background

Building memorable holiday experiences has been a passion of Carolyn's for over 39 years. Her extensive travel experience gives her the knowledge to deliver value and exceptional service.

Bring Carolyn your ideas and let her create the perfect vacation for your budget and your imagination.

Why go from A to B, when you can go from here to WOW!

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Excellent in every respect

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Carolyn O'Meara has been my travel agent for many years, first with the BC Automobile Association and, more recently, with Vision 2000. Over all of this time, I have found her to be both knowledgeable and extremely helpful in every way. As, through long association, Carolyn knows my tastes and interests, she has proved particularly useful in suggesting possible trips or excursions of which I had not been aware. I have no hesitation in recommending her highly.

Fabulous organizer right down to the last detail

By: Robert C

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2013

Carolyn has been setting up our trips and cruises for about 10 years now and she has the ability to accurately schedule every detail of our vacations right down to the last bus reservations. We never have to worry about anything. Our biggest job is to pack our bags and be ready for a wonderful time no matter where in the world we may be going. She is the best!!!

Excellent in Every way

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Carolyn has arranged all of my travel for many years now, first with BCAA and now with Vision 2000. I have always found her extremely knowledgeable and entirely helpful. She has always been ready to go the "extra mile". At the same time, her friendliness makes it a pleasure to work with her both in trip planning and post-travel debriefing. I would unhesitatingly recommend her (and have done so to various friends).

Highly recommended

By: Peg

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

I have been dealing with Carolyn for some 8 years now and find her very professional and more than willing to deal with any problems that arise. Always accommodating and pleasant. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anybody else and have done so.

Highly recommend


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2013

We have had many bookings done by Carolyn and every one has been a great success. She is very knowledgable about all aspects and we feel very content with just letting her plan everything for us. She even very successfully finds transfers for us when we don't use that provided by cruise companies etc. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for Carolyn, even if we make last minute changes.

Perfect trip!

By: Gina

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Carolyn is very knowledgeable about all areas of travel. From the best or m most convenient airlines to all hotels or rentals available. Everything was exactly as we planned, with her advice.


By: Bevy

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Other than goof in seating on the plane going out, the whole trip went as planned. Would definitely recommend and use again.


By: Kip

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2013

I've been dealing with Carolyn for several years now; and once again she's handled all our arrangements and provided us with great service.

trip review

By: Beaner

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

I recently went to Trafalger's grandeur Britain and Ireland tour. I found it to be an excellent experience. The food, accommodation, tour director and driver were outstanding.

Trip to Europe - 2014

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

My trip (to Budapest, Prague and Vienna) worked perfectly. All flights meshed very well and the hotels that I booked through Carolyn were very good. There were no glitches at all (but that is exactly what I have come to expect with Carolyn - she is an excellent travel advisor).
Not Recommended

Eastern Colours Via Rail-Canadian Empress

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

Hi. We enjoyed it and saw the true Eastern colours that we went for. However, Via Rail leaves a lot to be desired. Because of freight traffic we were 10 hours late into Toronto, only just made the last train to Kingston and the whole day was very stressful. Didn't need to be. Via ( or the travel consultants) needs to warn their guests that there could be long delays. As to the Canadian Empress--great staff and super food, BUT the ship is old and very uncomfortable -Definitely not to be recommded for handicapped elderly!!!


By: Becky

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

well organized, great hotels, tour guides etc. want to go again,,

Great service, as always

By: 32bee,

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

Carolyn always makes planning a trip so easy , any small problems are fixed quickly and professionally. Love the service at Visions, my go- to place for helpful, friendly advice


By: Mar

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

We couldn't of been happier with all the care, attention,wonderful trip that Carolyn arranged for us. Her expertise and knowledge makes decisions very easy. Finding us the best accomodations, price and all arrangements was very well done. Carolyn was always available for any questions we had. We sincerely appreciate all she does for us. Thank You.

Everything extremely well organized

By: Lori

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2014

Carolyn has been our travel expert for over 30 years and we have never been disappointed with her knowledge and organization skills. This trip was no exception and she did an excellent job. She kept us informed of changes that were made to our flights and we knew that we could depend on her.

My booking was done by Rick and all went well.

By: Doe36

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2015

My recent trip was to Prince Rupert and booked by Rick ?. His service and the flights were all excellent.


By: S & L

Reviewed on: 04 May 2015

We have been extremely fortunate in having Carolyn as our Travel Expert for many years. All of the trips she has planned for us have been exception and everything has "run smoothly". She is a true traveller and knows many things to make our trips NUMBER ONE. We appreciate everything she has done for us over the years. One can't ask for a better Agent. We HIGHLY Recommend her and give her name to everyone who is planning on using an travel agent.

My go to girl!

By: S22

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

always better than booking it online

Great service

By: oma

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Cuba. Getting 3 families with tight schedules from different parts of Canada to one place at the same time, during a busy Christmas season was not an easy task. Carolyn did an excellent job . Thank you Carolyn. Everyone loved their vacation.


By: mary

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2016

Carolyn was great...most informative and answered all of my questions plus more

cuba blues

By: lexi 67

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2016

the havana part of our trip was informative and fun due to Kris Kurtossy who was a fantastic tour guide-- the Aerostar Alameda in Varadero was not so good -- hated the resort- dirty grounds, bland food, crowded and noisy public spaces. had to upgrade to ocean view room at extra cost-- never again will stay at all inclusive!

Everything went well

By: MB

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

Thanks Carolyn, everything went well. Our trip was a charity auction prize, we hope you will support the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing again in 2016.

Fantastic service! As always

By: Herma and Don

Reviewed on: 22 May 2016

Carolyn planned our trip expertly as usual. We know that all the details will be attended to and we can leave everything to her.

Wonderful service - as always

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

Carolyn has been my agent for years so, of course, I went to her to arrange plane and car for my recent trip to Calgary. Everything worked like a charm, as I knew it would. She's currently working on a trip for me to Europe in the fall. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

Excellent service

By: Kerry

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2016

Carolyn is pleasant quick and efficient. She understood my needs and arranged everything seamlessly. I will be contacting Carolyn for all my future travel plans, business and pleasure!
Not Recommended

Good and bad

By: EY

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2016

Our actual cruise was good; liked the Zaandam, had a great cabin, good dining room, friendly staff. The Westmark hotel in Anchorage was dated and totally unacceptable! Not very clean, the toilet was running when we got to our room and the next morning the shower didn't work. We were very disappointed that Holland America would use this hotel. (we have made Holland America aware of this). This was our first cruise and we had quite a few questions for Carolyn over the 9 months from booking to going. Maybe we should have been aware of some of the answers however found that she often took several days to respond to emails and voice mails and a couple of times when there was no response for a week I had to call her. I understand that she works part-time so don't expect an answer right away, but if she's going to be away she should ensure that she has an out-of-office message on her emails and updated message on her voice mail. We will not be using Carolyn again. Thanks

As usual a great trip, thanks

By: The Old Gals

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

Trip went very smoothly. Had a great rental car, even if I couldn't understand all the bells and whistles of our upgrade!!! Our stay at Sparkling Hills Spa was a great experience but we found the "Crystal Bling" a bit overdone.

Successful trip

By: RolandExcellent trip

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

Excellent trip. Air travel, airport pickup and delivery, and hotel's were to expectations. The Back Roads Tour was particularly good. We were very pleased with Carolyn's service. Roland and Mimi

Wonderful Trip

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

My recent trip to Europe (Italy, Austria and Germany) went very well indeed. There were no glitches of any significance and the rail routes and hotels chosen were first rate as was the single one day excursion from Vienna. Carolyn is very, very experienced in her profession (I've been dealing with her for years) and I'm already planning my next trip with her.

Fantastic Knowledgeable TA

By: herma49

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

Carolyn always has the knowledge to answer our questions and to offer us alternatives in our travel plans. She is our "go to gal."

Trip to Los Vegas

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

I have used her for 30 years. Never any problems. Trips have always been perfect Highly recommend her


By: Ollie

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

The trip thru Go Way was fine. A lot of sightseeing in a day .Hotels were average - but ok. Our guide Ramone was very good. The visit to Mango Rosa at San Juan del Sur was not for those with mobility issues- lots of bugs but friendly staff.

Cuba Trekking

By: Happy

Reviewed on: 09 May 2017

Friendly and efficient.

Excellent Service

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 31 May 2017

Working with Carolyn was, and always has been, a pleasure.

Best part of the cruise

By: janey

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Excellent. She set us up with a bus/train trip to Carcross and and Emerald Lake in the Yukon. To me that was the most thrilling and interesting part of the whole cruise to Alaska.
Not Recommended


By: Muffin

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Challenging with communication

Trip to Europe

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

I was very pleased with my trip to Europe, the airline was excellent. The hotel at Heathrow also excellent. The return trip had just one problem, a 4 hrs wait over in Vancouver before returning to Victoria. Thanks, Carolyn.

Crystal Serenity

By: Fitz

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2017

Couldn,t have been better--as usual.

carolyn's review

By: ace

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

easy to work with, knowledgeable, understood what was required

Newfoundland and Labrador

By: Geri

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

Carolyn is a good Travel agent. She's thorough and takes care of all the details.


By: Barbie

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Carolyn was very professional in our dealings. All the arrangements she made were carried out well. Carolyn is also very friendly. She answered all our questions in a timely manner. I will use her expertise in any other trip I take.

Paris/Normandy, Brittany, and Loire Valley

By: Unocanadiano

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

To conceive a trip travelling solo took some thought and planning. Carolyn encouraged me to go on my own. She provided first hand knowledge of Paris, and in doing so, helped me to frame where I wanted to explore. She was efficient in setting up pre-payments and booking hotels, shuttle services, and my tour. Also she found great flights.

Great service

By: Admiral

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

Carolyne has provided me with travel info and advise for over 25 years.


By: Lexia

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Flights and apartment booking went smoothly


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Working with Carolyn has always been a pleasure. She has been my agent for many years now and I intend to continue working with her as long as I am travelling.

Very Helpful

By: Queenie

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

Carolyn is always helpful and very knowledgeable. She always looks for the best deals on air fares. Always looks for the easiest routes and time between flights.

Questions and suggestions

By: Victorian

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

I have worked with Carolyn a number of times booking coach tours, cruises, and flights. Carolyn knows the right questions to ask or suggestions to give to get me exactly where I want or need to be. Most recently, Carolyn advised me to book a hotel in Vancouver just in case there were delays in the arrival of my late night flight. Excellent recommendation as my flight was 40 minutes delayed, I would have missed connections, and after being on the move for 28 hours, breaking up the journey home to Victoria was a complete relief.

Phoenix trip

By: Annie

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

As all prv times, Carolyn booked my flights promptly and it worked out.

Asia 2018

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

The trip was planned with Carolyn and Jackie and all went very well. Flights, connections, airport pickups, hotels, and tours taken in Hong Kong were excellent. The YM CA was centrally located in Kowloon and we enjoyed being able to get out and walk to the harbour and shops on our own. All connections for the Avalon tour went smoothly and we enjoyed the time in Vietnam and Cambodia.


By: happy

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

OK but took a while to get use to her approach after she replaced my previous agent that i had used for years

High quality advice

By: mcv

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Nice to be dealing with a true professional, will do it again in the near future

fantastic arrangements

By: Hal H.

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

As always Great...p

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