Martina Peladeau 

Victoria, BC Canada
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Independent Tours

  • Sweden
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • German

My Background

Born in Germany, I moved to Canada in 1986. I had a successful career arranging inbound tourism mostly from Germany. In 2002 I decided to branch out into the travel business and joined Blaney’s Travel which has since amalgamated with the Vision Travel Group.

I feel truly blessed to combine my love for rowing and music with my love of travel. I have accompanied adventurous groups of rowers to successful competitions on the Mosel, Rhine and Weser Rivers in Germany and the Charles in Boston. Renowned choral conductor Peter Dent has partnered with me in our popular Choral and Singing Tours to Cuba, Europe and New York.

Additionally, I specialize in Cruises and have sent many happy travelers aboard Holland America, Cunard, Oceania, Silverseas and Celebrity among others. I love to research individual vacations and have created fantastic holidays for clients to travel all over the world.

If you are curious about any of the above travel ideas or have some of your own, call me at 250 412 1883.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2013

As usual everything went as planned. The details were personally reviewedin Martinas office. We received some gifts of wine while onboard,which were greatly appreciated

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

Very pleased with the professional manner in which Martina organized our trip. She was very, very, helpful in every way and quick to obtain any information that we required. We would highly recommend her.

Highly Recommended

By: Oceania Newbie

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

We were carried away by the special presentation that Oceania had put on advertising their cruises. Our cruise easily met the expectations that were raised and Martina was on top of everything - the reservations, excursions, recommendations, and ensuring that we got what we wanted.

She's tops.

By: Jasper3

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013

Martina is courteous, friendly and helpful, but more than that, she will go to bat for you in a pinch. And, she can usually find you a deal that's better than anything you could find on your own. I used to waste hours searching online. No more. Now I leave it in her capable hands. She's the best.

Our Friend Martina

By: JnL

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

Martina has been our friend and Travel Consultant for several years and has provided us with the most satisfactory service and assistance in the planning of our vacations, mainly cruises with Holland America Lines. Martina has a most welcoming smile which does much to put one at ease. She will continue to be our consultant for future travel arrangements.

Highly recommended

By: Therese

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

Martina always promptly gets me where I need to go, and takes care of all the details swiftly. She is a smart, knowledgeable, creative, professional, and compassionate human being. It is a pleasure to put my wishes into her hands.

Highly recommended

By: Thel28

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

Always a pleasure

By: PR

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Always great to have Martina set up a trip, she keeps communication flowing, and does terrific research. We'll be booking with her again soon.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Marina has planned may of our trips and we will always use her sevices. Trips are all well planned, and she adds thoughtful touches to the event.

One of a kind- professional , kind and full of travel tips " YES I would recommnend her

By: Ruth

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Martina organized a wheelchair for my husband at airports- which was very helpful. Our 10 day trip through Spain was fun and very memorable. A car that we needed for the next 20 days was waiting for us in Germany and everything went smooth. She thought about every detail and it worked. Getting this all together was done in only 4 days!!! Martina is great, a natural at this.

Highly Recommended

By: Riverstone Bonaventura

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Martina is the best travel agent ever. My wildest travel dreams have come true. Enroute services are out of this world. Pleasant gifts arrive at unexpected times. I have seen and done things I never thought possible. She plans incredible journeys full of adventure, and yet I always arrive back, yes a little tired, but always entirely satisfied. She is at my beck and call. Whenever I need a travel agent, I can always rely on her. I couldn't ask for better service.

Highly recommended


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Martina has booked two complicated trips for me, and has been fantastic. The first trip to Europe involved arranging for 5 people from different locations, and the second was a destination wedding for 60 in the Dominican. She is professional, patient, timely and a real problem solver. I don't know how I would have managed without her !

Collegial and relaxed atmosphere

By: maureen

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2015

Very friendly group. Extremely well-organized trip. Martina could not have done more to make us all special.

Hiccups not adresssd

By: Pooh

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

Martina went to a good deal of trouble to see that my needs were met with one exception. A clerical error was not addressed that caused some needless worry and extra effort on my part to correct. Clearly it was her error and if she could have addressed it that would be ideal. However I fixed it and did not get any acknowledgment of the error or apology. Otherwise Martina did seem to go out of her way to see that my needs were met. More information about excursions and costs would be nice beforehand in order to make plans well in advance. It’s difficult to plan when without crucial information that was actually available to her but not to me, the first time traveler.

Cuba exprience

By: Doreen

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

Martina was friendly, always approachable. and helpful. I was a late arrival for the trip and she arranged everything for me...I am not very computer literate and she was so helpful and accommodating.I would recommend her for any travel plans.I enjoyed my trip very much!!!

Great service

By: Stefan

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

It amazing she really did a great job and planned exactly the trip I dreamed. I would highly recommend Martina to anyone. Very grateful for the service

Why Vision is an easy option for traveling.

By: Ksharkey

Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Martina made the trip vary smooth, we had no issues. The resort was safe and gorgeous. We saved money doing an all inclusive. Vision gave us lots of good tips on being safe and telling us where all the nice beaches and restaurants are in Mexico. The trip was vary enjoyable.


By: Margaret

Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

Martina is highly knowledgeable about travel tours. She is highly efficient and prompt and gives her attention to all details.She is readily available by email and phone. She is an outstanding travel advisor.

Helpful and thoughtful

By: Ginger

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

Martina was helpful and thoughtful. For the second time we've worked with her, we were very pleased.


By: Phil

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

Martina is always a great help, cheerful and informative. She's a terrific organizer!


By: Jack

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Very good very professional

Advisor Review

By: Ken & Lynne

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

Martina planned our trip to the Baltic. She was extremely patient as we had so many questions. She is extremely professional & knowledgeable. She gave us excellent advice regarding the tours that the ship organized & each tour was appreciated. She was always available & if we left a message she would get back to us immediately. She truly is an amazing advisor.


By: Honeycomb

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

Martina was very kind and helpful.

Kudos to a well planned tour

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

Martina was always prompt in her responses. Her detailed communication was most helpful in giving us the information we needed.

Great trip planning


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Helpful, knowledgable

I like her.

By: Paws

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018

She is very helpful and is a wealth of information.


By: Slick

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Always pleasant, responsive to questions

European Choir trip was Marvellous!!

By: Linda lou

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Martina worked hard at planning my flights in the way I wished hem to be... I am a somewhat particular traveler. She arranged everything expertly and with a smile.

Choir tour

By: Vicone

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Pleasant helpful and cheerful

Japan Visit

By: Godfrey

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

Martina did a great job of securing flights and hotel accommodations which was of great assistance for a great assistance. Her professional expertise was appreciated.

Hotel planning for Japan

By: Japan visitor

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Working with Martina was very helpful, as always. She has good suggestions and is very efficient. Hotels recommended were very nice and well located.

Martina's the best!

By: Tooz

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

Martina is always super friendly, and very efficient. It is always a delight to give her my wishes and let her arrange my trips.

hiking around the mont Blanc

By: hiker

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

Very good. Experienced. She discussed all options and provided excellent service

Trip to Toronto from Victoria airport to Pearson

By: bowerbird

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Wonderful! Martina is easy to work with and thorough in making sure your trip is the best possible. She is also thorough in making sure that you get the best price and most direct flights.

Thorough with a capital "t"

By: Barbara

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

Martina was beyond-the-call-of-duty helpful in her recent work with my husband and me. On short notice, she found a Japan land tour for my husband for exactly the dates he needed, and when I decided to join him, her colleague Rick worked that out too (Rick came in during a period when Martina was away). They were both so thorough and responsive. They get a 100% mark from us.

Excellent as always

By: Margaret

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019

Martina is an excellent travel agent. She works quickly and offers very helpful options to guide our decisions. These last few weeks we had a complex itinerary but Martina found excellent flights for us and arranged a land portion efficiently. She has also been able to get additional benefits for us, especially on boats: for example, well-selected cabins on cruises and, most recently, our own jacuzzi on a boat in Halong Bay in North Vietnam! I like working by email with her because she corresponds with full details until we have what we want, but she is also readily available for meetings. I recommend her very highly and without reservation.

Our travel agent

By: Gwenie

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2019

Very good. She is very pleasant and helpful.

my brief holiday to San Diego and the Mexican Riviera 2019

By: Mogey

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2019

excellent help as always, flights, hotel, and cruise ship all on board and a great 10 days were had...2 days prior to the departure, in San Diego, one week on the ship, with 3 ports of call, and one day after disembarking in San Diego, for a last walk along the waterfront...we had a great time and thanks again Martina


By: Fran

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2019

She's the best!


By: Gracie

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2019

She was very helpful


By: x

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

Martina is an excellent trip manager. However, there were a number of issues with the resort this year. 1. We need to find a different airport. Conditions and wait lines at Veradero airport are appalling, both arriving and departing. Perhaps it would be better to not use Transat, or go to Havana airport. 2. I think there was something wrong with the 'bottled' water filtering system at the resort. Too many of us got sick, and needed medical treatment when we got home. 3. Out of a 2 week stay, there were only 2 days when it was possible to swim, due to Portuguese-men-of-war. This has been happening for the last three years. Perhaps it is time to find a different resort.
Not Recommended

Not customer oriented.

By: Lainey

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2019

Not a good experience. I was charged $200 extra for a single room. Someone else joined the group last minute, so I did end up sharing, and was not refunded the extra single supplement I had paid. In other words, I ended up paying $200 more than anyone else which was obviously not fair. There was an optional rhythm and dance workshop on the 2nd half of the holiday which cost $200 CAD if paid ahead. I was willing to forgo the $200 extra I paid for accommodations & apply it to the workshop, but was told that couldn't be done. Ms Peladeau tried to make me feel as if I was cheating the band out of money by attending the workshop and not giving the band money, when in reality she was cheating me out of money. I will not give this travel agent any more business and would not recommend her to anyone. It was her job to clear up the accommodation issue with the resort, but she didn't want to inconvenience herself to do so.
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Cuba combined

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2019

Excellent. Martina could not be more pleasant to deal with. I enjoyed the whole experience

Martina peladeau

By: Jake

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2019

Helpful, considerate friendly, hardworking, efficient

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By: Cubafun

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2019

Martina was very supportive when needed and "non-invasive" when not. I found that she leapt into action when it was called for. Thanks for everything Martina.

Organized to a T

By: Lis

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2019

Martina was always available when needed. The trip was very organized. The shuttle busses were on time, it was all well arranged.

Martina gets the job done!

By: Paul M

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2019

Martina is helpful, reliable and cheerful—a great travel agent whom we’ve been working with for years.

trip in the tropics

By: Tooz

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2019

Martina was awesome. She found a low priced and high quality flight for my husband and I. She is always attentive to our needs, and does all the work for us! We love her.

Very good service!

By: PaulM

Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

Martina is very professional and we have enjoyed all of our trips with her!

Chino Airshow

By: Godfrey

Reviewed on: 16 May 2019

Martina was able to provide air flights, hotel accommodation, insurance cover and car rental on fairly short notice for the trip to California. All of those arrangements were great and I appreciate her knowledgable and professional assistance. Another memorable trip courtesy of Martina's expertise.

highly recommended

By: Ginny

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Martina is thoroughly professional, hard working and conscientious. She returned calls promptly. I have confidence that she will always do her best with helping us make our travel plans.

Singing at the Lincoln Centre

By: Alto Extraordinaire

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Wellplanned.RainshutdownourNYClandingplans.MartinaandtheairlineworkedhardtosecureaccommodationandfoodinToronto.NYCshuttleservicepickedusupthefollowingdayeventhoughourflightsarrivedatdifferenttimes. Her handling of this difficult situation gave her considerable trouble, concern and expense but she simply smiled and said it was nothing. The rest of the event went very smoothly -everyone pleased with hotel, food, clarity of instructions, and her willingness to go that extra mile.


By: Janice

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

I signed up for the Peter Dent Tour. It was cancelled at the last minute which kept me from going to Cambodia with friends to volunteer in a summer ESL camp. Therefore, disappointing.

Highly recommended!

By: Addy

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

All aspects of the two trips Martina arranged for us this year have gone very well. We will certainly be using her services in the future.

Highly Recommended.

By: Abuelas Locas

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

Martina tuned in to our mutual travel interests and connected four different countries very carefully. Our holiday was seamless. We felt confident when we travelled that we were in good hands.

That personal touch!

By: Adotty

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

Martina did a great job of organizing our trip. The only blips that occurred were created by Air Canada. Delayed flights, cancelled and re booked flights, causing a small panic in New York when we couldn't find our transfer agent. (Temporary only, we found someone in 15 minutes..) The number we had for HA wasn't correct, and I sure will have an alternate # in future! The trip itself was lovely, tours especially those in Canada, were super. Thanks for a lovely experience.

Lots of help!

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2014

Our trip involved several stops and modes of transport, and in spite of an air strike and a train strike, everything went just fine. Victoria to Toronto to Paris, with airport change, to the South of France, by train to Lyons and air to Prague, then home with only one stop on the way. Great service as usual -- thanks Martina.

expert friendly service

By: Morriser

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2014

last minute flight change by the airline and the connection nightmare this caused was taken care of quickly. Flights were arranged and our trip went on beautifully with very little stress for us. Thank you for taking such good care of us.

Lovely experience!

By: Marjieb

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2014

Casa Xola, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico is a wonderful B&B in the heart of the city...and the proprietor, Arleigh does a great breakfast. The old colonial house is fabulous with interesting decor, comfortable beds and views from the roof garden are a delight. Morelia being a UNESCO Heritage sight, has so much to offer and there is always some exciting event happening. For those driving, there is in-house parking. For other travellers, buses and taxis are readily available. Restaurants are nearby, and the Central Square is just a short walk. This is one B&B that should not be missed.

Expert helpful service

By: Blastbjm

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2014

Trip of a lifetime....Martina looked after us from start to finish and followed up with calls to see if we required anything . It was a very positive experience and most helpful for someone who hadn't travelled a great deal. Thank you Martina


By: Hoppy

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2015

No problems. Accommodation fine. Food good variety, lay out and desserts improved over the years.

Professional, promt, friendly service!

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

Everything worked perfectly. No problems at all with any of the flight bookings or connections. Thanks Martina!

Excellent service

By: T77

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2015

I have found Martina Peladeau to be very efficient, personable, and friendly. I always look forward to let her plan my trips.

friendly, patient service as always

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Martina always takes the time to go over the itinerary, so that each step of a trip is clearly understood. She also takes time to check for the best possible price within the requirements we may have. Had a great trip as a result. Thanks, Martina.

great trip- 2 days to short

By: Caroline

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

Hotel room was ok- great shower, great kitchenette. Air conditioning to loud, open the window even louder.. My bed was not straight I rolled down, pillows were much to big. .Breakfast very generous and lovely.. My room mate was very adventures like me, we got along well.. The only thing that did not fit well with me, that we were not a group -- everybody did his own thing, I found it nerve recking at the airports I almost got lost , did not see anybody. Trip could have been 2 days longer. This was a big rush. I wonder, if we could do the whole thing more reasonable? Over all I loved the whole experience. Martina, you are a great organizer. Thank you

THe Big Apple Tour

By: punchis

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2015

All preliminary info was sent to our group in a timely and secure fashion Information was always well scripted and it would be very difficult to not understand the message Any short personal emails from me were answered quickly and effectively Tour to NYC involved over 40 people, many of advanced age, and Martina knew everyone by the time we boarded E-ticket worked very well Hotel was a very good price and was an easy walk, subway or taxi to any midtown location Hotel provided excellent breakfasts plus 3 mid-week meals - amazing Martina seemed to be everywhere and I didn't hear one complaint from any of my traveling companions As a final treat, she organized 6 passenger vans to the airport which made our trip there much less stressful

Great Travel agent, but would not fly Sunwing again unless there were no other options

By: Jimb

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2015

Martina was great. Very knowledgable and very helpfull. The resort was as expected with no disappointments. Sunwing was a disappointment. Although we paid an extra fee for seat selection, advanced boarding etc,(a rather steep price all things considered), it was of little value. When it came time to load it can best be described as every man for himself. The seats were cramped and the movies terrible, and out luggage looked like it had been dragged to Cuba rather than in a safe secure luggage hatch. However, as noted, Martina was fantastic!

Great times in Cuba

By: Suka

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2016

Mild weather, friendly people, good times working with and meeting many locals at every step.
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Excellent service, as usual

By: Phil

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2016

All connections went well -- we should have reserved a flight to Victoria on the day we returned, just because we were more tired than expected. The Viking Cruise was terrific -- great service and very relaxing, with wonderful views sailing down the Danube. The music tour itself had some glitches, but still had a great time. Thanks, Martina
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Musica Semper Viva

By: Jemina

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

I enjoyed the trip. The musical experience was great and I would do it again. There were a few disappointments but all in all it was good. Peter is a good director and fulfilled my expectations. The only 2 mishaps were getting lost from the group (it was very crowded in the square) on the way to dinner on the second day and losing my wallet on the third day. Once I got over that I was able to enjoy the rest of the trip. I will be more careful next time.
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Expert Friendly Service

By: Marjy B

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2016

Martina Peladeau is a very reliable and helpful agent. She arranged and planned our trip to Jibacoa Villa, Cuba January 25 to February 08, 2016...with a stopover in Vancouver at the Accent Inn both going and returning. All in all the trip was fine...but have some issues with to seating, etc. Also was dissapointed with the lack of wheelchairs needed by our group of four. Finally, we were able to obtain two...for the most needy. While in Cuba, we thoroughly enjoyed our singing time and accommodation, and meals, etc. There had been a "bug" so we hoped to avoid that, but in the end, some were stricken. On the second week, we boarded the Celestyal Cruise Liner for a tour through the Cuban Islands to Kingston, Jamaica. The accommodation aboard ship was comfortable with a view, and near an elevator...all very necessary for seniors. We enjoyed the entertainment, meals, and wonderful service of the crew. A pleasure to travel with.
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Friendly and helpful

By: Valdon

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Hi Martina, We really enjoyed the whole trip to Cuba and the cruise also. Thanks for organizing everything so well. Enjoy the summer.
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Always dependible and ready to help

By: Sailorman

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

I always make my flight plans through Martina at Vision Travel Solutions. She's always reliable and ready to help. And once when I had difficulties with a cancelled flight she went to bat for me. It made all the difference in the world. Thanks Martina.
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Great agent, great deal

By: DeDe

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

Martina is so pleasant to deal with...........always pleasant and helpful. I will contact her for help with all my important and/or complicated travel arrangements in future. Thanks Martina, for setting up several wonderful trips!
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Blissful Vacation

By: Suzannaforbliss

Reviewed on: 20 May 2016

Gran Velas Riviera Nayarit was wonderful. They were especially helpful in letting us use the grounds for the afternoon before our flight. The hotel was only at 20% occupancy and there were many repair works going on, but this did not generally affect the experience. The transfers to and from the hotel were convenient and helped us to relax - thank you Martina! Part of the experience, for us, is the clean walkable beach, and the ability to swim in the ocean several times a day. We also went on one tour to San Sebastian, and had a very good tour guide named Ruby. The entire tour was very interesting. We also rented a car and drove to Sayulita, which was a good day trip. It was very convenient to have the car dropped right at the hotel door, and to be able to drop the car off with hotel staff when we returned late at night.
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Florida To Victoria

By: Jackson 2

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2016

Very pleasant trip ,ship and crew first class very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I should have been advised before departure that there would be a daily charge of $12,50 for the hotel fee after paying over $7000 I think I felt ripped off.
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Another great vacation!

By: Paul & Sheila

Reviewed on: 26 May 2016

Our ten days at Marival Resort and Suites in Nuevo Vallerta were excellent. Nice suite, good food, friendly service. Recommended!
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Friendly Service

By: Pargan & Raman

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2016

Service was great and are looking forward get service and work with Martina Peladeau Thanks for such a wonderful trip.
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very satisfied. great service

By: Hugo

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2016

Martina organized a 3 week trip to Peru for us, including a 5 day hike on the Inka trail to Machu Pichu. All flights and reservations were flawless. The tour operator for the Inka trail was first class. The trip as a whole resulted in an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Martina for the help and service provided.
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Great trip with Musica Semper Viva

By: Lynda

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2016

This was a fabulous trip, especially the Romania portion. The music, food, people, cities and countryside were all good, as were the accommodations. I am going to mention a couple of things that might be changed on the next tour. 1. We had very long bus rides, and although the first bus had a toilet, the second bus, which we had for the long hauls, did not have a useable toilet. I think that needs to change, because every pit stop loses 45 minutes of travel time. Most of these were at gas stations. 2. I think I would prefer the sacred music trips to the secular ones, because then we can sing in the churches. The acoustics in them are glorious, and it is good to be able to sing in historic settings. There were no people at some of the venues we were singing at on this trip. 3. There was a big waste of food with meals served on individual plates. I would recommend that platters be put out at each table, so that we only take what we need. 4. Singing in 6 languages was too much.

family reunion 2016

By: frequent flyer

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

Monday July was a non-stop flight Victoria to Toronto.....everything went turbulence....a 2 hour wait for my flight to Kingston...and another smooth trip, both with Air Canada........departed during the next week back to Toronto for another stop-over of a few days......flew back to Victoria from Toronto on Monday July was a great time to re-connect with family, & friends .....

Helpful planniing

By: Granny

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

My recent Musica Semper Viva tour was most enjoyable. I saw places I would not have chosen on my own and met some wonderful people. The music was well sung under our Director and the venues were varied and interesting. Some long days on the bus, good meals and good hotels. Martina kept me updated on changes before leaving and arranged flights to and from Europe. A very good trip.

Great trip in every way.

By: Rhys

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2016

The trip went very well Martina. All flights on time, connections were good, flight attendants were excellent. Even my baggage went through without difficulty. However the aircraft, in particular the 767 ER's, were not completely clean. I realize that the turn-around times are tight, but the cabin floors were not as they should be. The food was, as expected, quite terrible. But the friendliness and work ethics of the attendants made up for it once the flight was underway. The 787 was perfect however. That one I'd fly on again anytime! Thanks for everything Martina. See you soon regarding the Reno trip! Rhys

Good ideas and suggestions

By: Betty21

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

On the whole I recommend Martina because she has access to good sites and comes up with appropriate suggestions for hotels, etc. She is generous with her time, and gets back to you in a timely manner. However, her lack of attention to detail bothered me somewhat as I like to see accurate information in front of me when I'm looking at an invoice, for instance. Martina is cheerful and very pleasant to deal with by phone or in person. At times, though, when in email contact, she seemed to misunderstand my requests so I had to be careful not to give a lot of details; to keep the content fairly simple. Perhaps she is too rushed and needs to take a breath before responding.

Professional and knowledgable

By: Doug

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

Martina provided expert advice and services in booking flights, car rental and accommodation which made my travel straight forward and pleasant. I would recommend Martina to others who require booking and travel planning assistance.

Singing in Cuba

By: Marilyn

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

She is an efficient joy

Helpful and knowledge advice we can trust

By: D and G

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

Hidden Italy walking tour. The accommodations and food were great and the luggage was safely transported. The walks were more strenuous than we expected and the directions not always clear. Having to retrace your steps and search for markers really adds to the kilometres . It was 30 & degrees every day and I suffered a bit of heat stroke so managed only 2 of the 5 walking days. The other 3 walked every day but said it was more like army training than a pleasant walk. Having said that, we all had a good time. Florence apartments . They were really nice. Modern and centrally located. We had an easy walk everywhere we wanted to go. A great recommendation! Florence is fabulous with so much to see and do. We were busy every day. Toured the museums and churches, had a boat ride on the Arno and took a day trip to Rome. The guys went to Modena one day to visit the car museums - Ferrari, etc. One day we Drove Fiat 500 cars around the countryside. Guys loved it.

Luxurious well planned trip

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2016

The five weeks we spent travelling and exploring was a real eye opener on the Asian World. China and India are so polluted, and congested but beautiful with rich cultures and friendly people and many places to explore. The hotels, especially the Obernai chain, were very luxurious with exceptional service. Most of the restaurants were excellent too.

Worth every penny!

By: Gary

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2016

If you want to have a taste of India this is by far the best way to see all the important historical sites, enjoy sumptuous meals and experience Indian culture even in very small, self-sufficient villages. It's a very active tour with several events every day. They really pull out all the stops and you cannot but feel that you're getting your money's worth! My only complaints are that they don't offer last minute upgrading to larger cabins (all the upgraded cabins were free during our entire journey!) and that they made no accommodation for the fact that we were the oldest passengers and were thoughtlessly placed in the last of 23 cars so it was a very long and tedious walk between our cabin and the dining rooms. If you have walking issues you should make it known in advance.

Fabulous holiday

By: bharling

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2017

Martina did a fantastic job. She was able to coordinate my daughter coming from one province (Alberta) and me from another (B.C.) to meet in Toronto and then travel together down south. She made wonderful suggestions of what to do and how things worked (ie money, phones, etc.) while we were in Cuba. She set up our tours and our B&B in Havana. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and they spoke English well. It all went so smoothly and the resort she recommended was fabulous. We had a wonderful stress free vacation. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Martina for our wonderful trip!!!!

Singing Trip

By: Singer

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2017

Excellent! Super competent, professional, thoughtful, and so helpful! In brief, I would have her arrange travel for me anytime, to any destination!


By: Traveller

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Great. Martina is well informed, helpful and well organized. Goes above and beyond to make a trip work well for her clients. It was a great experience and a wonderful holiday.

Jibacoa 2017

By: Manou

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2017

A delight. Such a cheerful, encouraging and positive approach to travel planning. I'd be happy to undertake discussions with Martina about future see-the-world adventures at any time!


By: Jack

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

no problems Should have mentioned to take a face cloth Great trip

life is good

By: abc

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Pleasant and helpful

Cuban Music Immersion

By: Tofino amiga

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Fantastic! She is very conscientious, supportive, warm, and inspiring. She helped me network with others and encouraged me to make some of my own arrangements, by guiding me towards possibilities. Her pre-trip preparation and advice was very helpful. She was very inclusive and thoughtful during the trip. She prepared me for any special events or outings while there. She had great knowledge of the area and activities and was able to answer all of my questions. She was full of positive energy during the tour. I'd highly recommend her.

Martina was great!

By: Di

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Martina is a very positive and energetic person and a pleasure to be around. I had some problems when we were in Cuba and she cared and helped me as much as she could. She prepared us well for the trip too, as far as transfers and tickets etc go. I would go to her to organize any future trips. Diane

Fun time

By: Singster

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Responsive and well organized. Always friendly.

Good work!

By: Barbara and Frank

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

We think Martina was very effective. She was quick and helpful with answers to our questions and it was wonderful that she and Alex were part of the singing and dancing groups.

Great service

By: Louie

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2017

Martina was very quick to respond when I was looking for a vacation package that suited me. Answered all of my questions which helped with preparations and made it a stress free trip.

Mozart Tour

By: anon

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

She was very helpful and very pleasant to deal with.

DCINY New York Trip

By: Maureen

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2017

This was a group trip but because of special circumstances we did not travel with the group. Martina went above and beyond to accommodate our unique circumstances and provided us with alternative arrangements that worked well. She is always very pleasant to work with.

Trip to New York to sing in Carnegie Hall

By: Marny

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Martina did a good job and everything worked out well this time.

Attention to details

By: lindalou

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2017

Traveling to NYC with Martina was a pleasure. She took care of all the details and ensured that our travel needs were met (leaving ahead of the group and joining up part way). Martina arranged for early breakfast for those of us who needed to leave the hotel early a couple of mornings. She also arranged the shuttles to the airport etc. She is so friendly and introduced herself to everyone and offered assistance or answered questions whenever they arose. I will definitely work with her for travel in the future.

Carnegie Brahms

By: Rob W

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Excellent! Eveything went very smoothly!


By: Kerry M.

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

As in times before, Martina was amazing! She is so smart, quick, clear, knowledgeable, direct, efficient and effective! I have kept meaning to call and tell her, and thank her, so I am very happy to be asked to do this review!

Quiet efficiency.

By: benzie

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2017

Efficient and friendly,which is all one can ask of an advisor. No surprises,just what I had planned and ordered.

Monterey California

By: Godfrey

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Martina provided valuable professional assistance in locating accommodation in a very tight vacancy environment and the booking of the airline tickets and rental car made the trip a great success.


By: Sui

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017

Martina was very helpful and encouraging as we booked this cruise at the last minute. She was able to accommodate us well and was very pleasant to work with. Her communication with us was superb!


By: Jody

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Martina was very helpful and organized. She eased the stress by being well organized

A successful trip

By: Liz

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

I had arranged my own air arrangements and accommodation in Victoria but everything else went smoothly. Email communication was easy and information was readily available beforehand. An early orientation and get together on board would have been helpful but I gather that getting a space for a large group was difficult.

A travel advisor who is a real pro!

By: Denise

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Martina is a terrific travel agent......always pleasant and helpful.

Keen singing group

By: Curmudgeon

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

Martina worked well to organize almost 100 participants on a Canada 150 project involving a cruise to Alaska, and choral singing.

Alaska Cruise with Choir Friends

By: sslee

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2017

Perfect! Easy going and comfortable with people. Especially patient with people of varying needs and experience. Went out of her way to make sure people were taken care of and were not ignored.

Great Trip!

By: P.

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2017

Martina is always a pleasure to work with, and to travel with on musical tours, where her presence is very reassuring. Travel, while a delight, can be stressful, and she definitely keeps that to a minimum. Thanks for a terrific trip.

Alaska choir cruise

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2017

Excellent Always there when needed

Alaska Cruise

By: Clerk

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2017

Always clear and straightforward and enthusiastic.

Singing Cruise to Alaska for Canada's 150th Birthday

By: Marjie

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Very Martina gave out information as needed and reminders for upcoming requirements for tours, ship information, etc.

Singing cruise to Alaska

By: Root canal

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

She went out of her way to make sure everyone was enjoying & had no concerns or problems.

Best travel agent ever

By: Alaska singer

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Martina is professional, thorough, friendly and caring. She made our trip a delight.

Excellent trip from beginning to end!

By: Hello

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Martina was excellent as a travell coordinator. She responded very quickly to any questions and went out of her way to respond to any individual needs . The trip was well organized and she kept us well informed about all the details of time, buses , ferries etc. I would certainly recommend her to friends.

Montreal, Quebec and ottawa

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

It was great, she always is so helpful. I have worked with Martina a couple of times and find her very thorough as well. She finishes all the details and is very patient.

Reno and Phoenix

By: Renothree

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

Martina was extremely helpful on my last trip. The airline I was scheduled with cancelled every flight booked months earlier within two weeks of departure. Martina worked quickly to find other flights to get me to my course on time. It was as if the problem had never occurred. Martina has organized five different international excursions for me and all have been great. Number six will be coming up soon!


By: Kerry

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

Martina is always helpful, professional, effective!


By: Tessie

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

Martina was great and we have used her several times before. She is very informed, and knowledgeable

Cuba Jibacoa

By: Keith

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Excellent. Very efficient making last minute bookings.

Advisor review

By: Base

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable. A bit hasty and sometimes does not review things for accuracy.

Palm Beach Florida Event

By: Godfrey

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

Martina provided professional and timely help in securing flights and accommodation for a trip that had two stages. I benefited by using Martina's assistance as there was an upgrade to the hotel room, resort credit and free breakfast. I would without hesitation recommend Martina to those looking for travel advice and booking services.

Cruise and all- inclusive in Cuba Feb 5 to Feb 19

By: Martina peladeau

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Stellar organizer. Both experiences exceeded our expectations Cruise- superb..,food entertainment excursions. All transfers, flawless...but above that Martina was there when we needed her! The all- inclusive has several issues....but Martina was there to help us overcome them! 5 stars Martina!! Suggestion to your group...Try to find a way to include U.S. Citizens! Ie Join People to People??

Martina always comes through!

By: Paul M

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2018

Martina is reliable, very helpful, and always makes sure we have a great vacation!

Quick jaunt to PVR


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018

Very good. She found us a suitable vacation on short notice. We had a week come free, and needed advice as to how not to get caught out booking direct with a charter, and getting stuck in a second rate room, or second rate resort. Martina was able to give us first-hand info on resorts, and tell us what package options would get us a superior room, at no real extra cost. Ended up at Marival in Rivirea Nayarit, in a ground floor ocean-front room, exactly 30 steps from the sand. It was the right spot.

Cuban Adventures

By: Louise

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2018

It is always a pleasure to work with Martina to achieve a wonderful travel experience. She responds quickly to queries, suggests alternatives and researches options for a good travel experience.

flight needed in a hurry

By: Patri

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

efficient and effective ! always a pleasant experience

Glad I could sing in Spanish in Cuba!

By: Singer

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

She was pleasant to talk with and enthusiastic about the Cuba experience. It was great to know she had been on this tour herself a number of times and that she would be with us. She provided practical information for before and during the trip, and answered questions promptly. My only suggestion for a similar group experience would be to provide a better orientation to the resort (on site) and more assistance to 1st timers to get acquainted with, and feel more included in, the larger group of repeaters.


By: Kerry

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

I can only say that Martina is consistently amazing! She responds to my sometimes last-minute requests very quickly, with the itinerary already sorted, has remembered and included specific preferences expressed in previous travels, has found the best rates, and gets to me fast if there are any questions on her part or mine. I cannot praise her highly enough! Thank you, Martina!

cuba review

By: lynda

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

Martina is a great trip organizer, and both competent and decisive is dealing with issues as they arose. Everyone was well looked after, and we all had a lot of fun.

Again and Again

By: A frequent traveler.

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

The trip was very enjoyable.


By: Fran

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Always great. Martina knows my needs which are many.

She was great - never missed a beat!

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

The Title says it all.


By: Wil

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Very pleasant excellent communication and a lot of fun.

Cuba Musical trip in review

By: Lizzy

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Working with Martina was a great pleasure. She covered all the bases and was able to answer every question in a timely manner. She is also a very talented musician and added to the enjoyment of the trip in every way.

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