Rick Kritschgau 

Georgetown, ON Canada
An independent affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions - Georgetown, ON
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Safari


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
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Selling Travel Since
1979
Languages
  • English
  • German

My Background

Since joining the travel industry in 1979. I have been fortunate to experience different cultures and places throughout the world. I take great pride in helping fulfill my clients vacation needs and expectations as they trip around the globe. Travel has been my life's passion and I love to share that knowledge and experience.

Places I Have Traveled


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Great Place

By: P and R


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2013

The Hotel W South Beach is in a great location. Check in was fast and all virtuoso upgrades were explained and given. The room is top notch and amazing. The food was very good and the hotel staff was very pleasant and always overstaffed to give you the service that was expected. The beach was good not great service again was top notch. The pool was very nice and again service top notch. It was another vacation hot spot off the bucket list and we are very glad we went.

Great Travel Agent

By: 1963


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

We found Rick to be a very knowledgeable and helpful travel agent for our recent trip out west. He provided excellent advice and got us a competitively priced tour package that exceeded our expectations. He is currently helping us to plan out next trip.

Highly recommended

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2013

I find Rick to be very personable and efficient at his job and I have planned several trips through him. A few years ago, I had a trip interrupted due to an emergency and Rick went over his call of duty to be reachable and assist in rescheduling my flight during this very stressful time. I highly recommend him.

Exceptional Service

By: Craiger Blackstock


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

We have used the services of Mr. Kritschgau many times over the years and have found him to be very professional. He does what he says he will do, provides good value, and follows up as a good agent should. Couldn't ask for better service.

Great Service

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2013

Rick continues to provide us with great service and terrific vacation options. Thanks, Dan

Unbelievable - Phenomenal - Incredible - Scary

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Rick's service is unparalleled in the travel industry. It would be impossible for me to use anyone else.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Mr Rick Kritschgau is great to work with . He is very quick at booking my flights & alwat=ys checks for the best times & prices available . I had refered customers to him & would do so again !

never failed me.

By: Harps


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

just a short overnighter and all was as expected. no surprises and all went according to plan. thanks Rick.

Service is great

By: Barb


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2014

Rick is awesome and always manages to find the right solution for the right occasion. He takes great care of us and our travel arrangements

Great

By: Nobby


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2014

Have used Rick several time will not hesitate to use him again in the near future.

A great job well done.

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2014

Rick continues to provide great service and recommendations. We have relied on Rick's expertise for 20+ years, both for personal as well as business travel. Get's you where you want to go!

Highly Recommend

By: Kelster333


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2014

I have dealt with Rick and the staff at Vision Travel for many years and recommend their services to everyone. Rick is always friendly, easy to get a hold of and knowledgeable to my many questions. 

Without equal

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2014

Rick's been my man for 30 years - great service - never a problem - super personality

Great Trip

By: Barb & Kev


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2014

Rick booked us for a great cruise.   He made sure that the pricing was good, that the cruise suited us and guided us to ensure that our trip was great.  We talked to others on the boat and their agents had not done that!! thanks Rick!!

Great Resort

By: aces101


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

Highly Reccomended

By: Don Lee


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2014

As always Rick gets the best travel times & prices that are available . Rick does a great job !

Amazing Service

By: Suzy


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

Our family has used Rick 3 times now for vacation planning.  Rick takes every opportunity to provide excellent service ensuring perfect vacations!

Highly Recommended

By: Janet


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

From start ot finish our trip was fantastic.  This is not the first trip Rick has booked for us and each time we have been very happy.  Rick would go out of his way to suggest resorts that were more reasonable but of high standard.  I have already emailed Rick with questions regarding another trip for next year.

Always Recommended

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2014

Another well organized travel experience.  To Puerto Vallarta and back, no trouble, no problems, no hassle. 

10 out of 10

By: phillyfan


Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

Highly recommend

By: Irene


Reviewed on: 26 May 2014

Rick has been our travel agent for many years and he continually provides great service for all our travel needs. His easy going and friendly manner makes working with him a pleasure. Thank you Rick for all your hard work, we appreciate it. Irene and family 

Fantastic!

By: Andrea


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

Globus Peru Splendors

By: Dry50


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2014

This 8 day tour was fast paced with lots of travelling (6 planes, two trains, countless buses). The highlight was Machu Pichu and glad to get 2 visits to the site. Would have liked a morning to sleep in or a free day in Aguas Calientes (town at base of Machu Pichu) as down time. Certainly helps to be physically fit for this tour, as there is a lot of climbing at two of the sites. Food and hotels were good, especially Hotel Inkallpa. Would recommend this tour in terms of content, but be prepared for lots of climbing if you want to see it all and the plane trips.

Excellent and Expert service

By: DarleneKar


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2014

Rick has always been the best at booking trips! He knows anything and everything!!

Expert and willing to go the extra mile - friendly and most helpful

By: Karin42


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2014

Rick did an excellent job arranging for our group of six. He found flights that minimized our wait times and happily made our seat reservations for all. His recommendations regarding our tour company were right on!! We enjoyed the best organized river cruise any of us had been on. We will definitely choose this company again. Rick always is so patient, no matter what the request involves. Nothing seems to be much trouble for him to do. I shall assuredly continue booking future vacations with Rick.

Expert Friendly Service

By: Jackie


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2014

Recommendations were great - hotel was in perfect location, flight arrangements tied into all tours and the tours were excellent

great service

By: Don


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2014

Rick has a wide experience in the travel industry and always guides me to the best decisions. Whether it is the flight connections, hotel, or cruise ship he has always been spot on with his advice.

Rick " the best agent going" Kritschgau

By: Lorenzo


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2014

Rick is the most helpful guy I know !! He takes care of all of our travel needs, I book 4-5 trips a year with him and have been nothing but happy with the services and the trips booked by him !! Great work Rick!!

Barbados Christmas 2014

By: Jo


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2015

Rick was amazingly helpful in securing our flights and making sure that we got the seats we wanted. All went just as promised and planned
Not Recommended

Staff were friendly.

By: Walter 222


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2015

This resort was not as good as Whitehouse was. It was nice but the beach area seems very small. We did not think it was a 5 star resort. Not all activity's were available as it was also very windy. It was a smaller resort and it was quiet and no line ups for much there was a positive.

Great Resort

By: C W


Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2016

GREAT TRIP! Excellent service, food was wonderful amenities were great. As usual The Melia Tropical Resort did not disappoint

Professional Knowledgable Competent Service

By: Xmas Carol


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2015

Pleasure working with Rick. He exercised a great deal of patience with me was always accessible by phone / email. I had him on the phone for hours planning my trip - from start to finish. He made me feel at ease & everything seem effortless!! All flights went off without a hitch (with the exception of one due to brutal weather conditions). Plenty time given for connecting flights, and good seat reservations throughout the seven flights. I would'nt hesitate in recommending Rick Kritschgau to anyone looking for a "Competent & Conscientious Travel Agent" - his aim was to please and that he did indeed!! Thank you Rick!!!

Outstanding and Reliable

By: Caribbean Queen


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2015

No matter where I go, how many times I change the itinerary, middle of the night emails I have to send him he is by far the best agent. The company wanted me to change to the American Express Travel that they use and I absolutely refuse.....

The Dylan Hotel - Dublin Ireland

By: JP


Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2015

Great Hotel - staff friendly and very efficient service. Hotel rooms very clean and modern, beds extremely comfortable - washrooms had heated floors and towel warmers which were absolutely divine during the cool weather. The hotel is a short 20 - 30 minute walk from St Stephens and Grafton Street. The walk is easy and safe. If someone has mobility issues this may pose a problem, but taxis are everywhere (and the taxi drivers are great). Only issue was the shower - you have to climb into the tub which was 24 inches high and 8 inches wide (we measured). There were grab bars that we had to use to maneuver ourselves into the shower Ireland was spectacular - friendly, welcoming, clean - will go back again!

Rick is the man

By: JandJ


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Hi we are still on the trip. We have no travel worries, Rick takes care of all of our travel arrangements. So, we have no worries.

GREAT SUGGESTION!

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2015

We booked this January's cruise (2015) while on the cruise last year (2014) at Rick suggestion. Not only did we save a lot of money, we enjoyed some additional cruise line benefits; on-board credit, free gratuities and a beverage package. It worked out so well that we did the same thing this year and booked our January 2016 cruise while on board. Thanks Rick!

MoBay Heaven

By: JJBeags


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

My boyfriend and I booked a trip through Rick at Vision Travel to Iberostar Rose Hall Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Booking through Rick made it far easier than searching countless websites for the best price. I did my research and I do believe we got the best price through Vision Travel. We had never stayed in a resort in Jamaica before so we did not know where to stay, all we knew is that we wanted to stay in Montego Bay. Rick gave us his recommendations and was very detailed about the differences between them. I don't know what I would have done without those recommendations. I just do not have time to read endless reviews online so this was a major time saver for me. I will be contacting Rick for my next all inclusive vacation!

Great Getaway

By: mhope


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2015

Great resort, fantastic beach, the Privileges Club was a great recommendation, as it got you a beach lounge reserved and Dinner reservations, no more lining up and waiting. We stayed at Valentin Imperial Maya.

Wonderful Resort

By: C W


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015

The Melia Caribe property is well maintained the quality of service was excellent the selection of food was wonderful, the staff are very friendly as well as helpful the rooms are spacious and clean. I really enjoyed my week there and I am looking forward to returning next year.

very helpful and knowledgeable

By: Ian&Leslie


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

We appreciate Rick's knowledge about cruise lines and promotional packages in helping us to make our selection. Also we appreciated his patience and knowledge in helping us to put together our week of sightseeing in Germany prior to our river cruise last fall.
Not Recommended

Not good

By: michelle


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

The pool was beautiful. The rooms were very dirty and the beds sagged. On our fourth night we got food poisoning from chicken. That was not a good experience. The hotel is not on the beach. It is a 100 m walk over a smelly creek. With that being said we did enjoy our vacation but would not go back to that resort again. Sorry. :(

expert friendly professional service

By: kitten


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

Rick as usual was extremely helpful, finding the best flights (cost and time management) for this holiday. He ensured that I received the discounts offered by the travel company and ensured my travel insurance protection. He also booked my online optional excursions directly with the travel company (which I did appreciate). All the necessary documents were included and covered. I will continue to book my travel arrangements with Rick in the future.

A great time was had by all!!

By: Iri33


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

Thanks again for taking care of all us and making our trip one to remember!! We all had a wonderful time and ran into no issues thanks to you and your team!! If travelling in future, we will definitely be contacting you for our large group accommodations. Hope all is well :) Take care, Irika

Friendly service

By: Dylan92


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

Rick was very easygoing and friendly.

St James Club St Lucia

By: D


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2015

Just returned from a relaxing week, the weather was mixed with plenty of showers, but pleasant enough. Nice food, great staff both friendly and effecient. A smaller, older resort but well maintained Everything from the booking until our return home went smoothly without a hitch. Thanks

Celebrity Cruise

By: Walter


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

The trip was great but the entertainment did not seem as good as it once was. The Sheraton hotel we would not use again as it was near nothing that you did not have to use taxi to get too.

Jewel was a Jewel

By: Joan12165


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2016

Great resort with the friendliest & most attentive staff imaginable. The food, drinks, grounds, restaurants, accommodations were excellent. Each & every member of the staff was super friendly and helpful, from the front desk, to the wait staff, bartenders and even the groundskeepers. The beach is a bit small & if you like to walk for miles on the beach, this won't be the place you would go to. In all other respects, it's an excellent resort!

Iberostar RoseHall Beaches

By: C W


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2016

Great food, well kept grounds & wonderful service.

exceptional service

By: Espo123


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2016

Always a great pleasure to speak with Rick when organizing my trips. Highly recommended

Another Great Trip

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2016

Thanks Rick for getting us to the ship on time! And home! As always, everything worked great. Flights and cruise. Here's hoping we do it again next year.

Lived up to expectations

By: Linda K


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2016

Hotel was clean, service impeccable, 5 star all the way. Food was excellent. Staff helpful and friendly. Unfortunately any excursions took up most of the day on a bus. Too far from anything. We had one glitch at the airport as my ticket did not have the same name as my passport. (LMK/LK). Airport advised us this was something to be taken up with travel agency as I was fined $50.00 and a longer wait time. Rick provided great service and I would not hesitate to call him again for our next vacation.

Great Resort with excellent staff

By: Joan12165


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2016

My husband and I had such a great time at Sunscape Curacao that we did not want to leave. Without exception, the staff at this resort goes above and beyond to make your experience exceptional. We booked with the Sun Club (which I would definitely do again). The staff in the Sun Club office were available at all times and anxious to ensure that we were satisfied in every way. That quality of service carried right through the resort, from the staff in the restaurants, bartenders, activities, housekeeping and grounds staff. We enjoyed the food in the restaurants. Our oceanfront room was amazing, comfortable and clean. The beach is nice; just a bit rocky in certain areas when getting in. Great snorkelling at the beach right in front of the resort. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this resort and would definitely go back.

Absolutely stellar experience

By: Johnson09


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2016

Dealing with Rick was an absolute pleasure, everything was taken care of as per request and was offered many different options when requested. The trip itself was fantastic and would recommend both Rick and the resort he helped us choose, hands down.

Awsome service!

By: Rick R


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2016

The resort was very nice, with beautiful beaches , and a great pool with a swim up bar. Service was good, and the food was good. Rick had everything in order for our trip, it was great.

Very helpful

By: Montana1


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

We were first time cruisers. Rick was very helpful in organizing our trip and in keeping our peace of mind. The hotel arrangements he made were as promised as were the event tours. We would use and recommend Rick in the future.

Hotel booking in Venice - outstanding!

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

Excellent! Check in was great--hotel absolutely perfect--very beautiful, friendly staff, amazing breakfast included--for unbelievable price. Rick, thanks so much for your help in obtaining this booking. Venice is awesome--can't wait to visit again!

Trusted to ensure a worry free holiday!

By: Jackie27


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

Rick made every aspect of our recent trip to Vancouver Island worry free. Every detail of our itinerary was perfect and the timing was seamless. Rick made many suggestions that fit in perfectly with our personal travel philosophies. It was the perfect combination of planning, adventure and tranquility. Thank-you Rick and I look forward to planning our next adventure.

Helpful and experienced advisor

By: Rusty


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

Rick has helped us plan a few trips over the last few years. We have always appreciated his input and knowledge in helping us to organize our trips. He has made helpful suggestions concerning hotels, restaurants, sights to see and transportation. He is always willing to spend the time to share his knowledge and experiences. We would recommend Rick as a travel advisor to anyone.

The man to plan for you.

By: Cindy56


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2017

Rick, showed us his expert skill at planning our vacation for us. He was always answering our questions and advising us when there was a way to save money. We had a terrific holiday from the flight, to the Hotel and then the Cruise. Well Done Rick!

Rick

By: Carlo esposito


Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2017

Rick is awesome. Best advisor I've ever worked with. I use Rick for all my travel plans and gives me the best info and answers all my questions

Fluid Aid and Comfort

By: C-McFlan


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Rick is a highly motivated and amicable agent. First and foremost, he presents himself as a guide, before you even begin to realize your adventure he is ready to help you piece it together. His ability to work with you, and importantly, for your best interests, is completely apparent and it has allowed me to feel comfortable in focussing on the finer aspects of my trips. Rick has helped take away the stress involved with organizing some of my most memorable leisure times and that is why I will consult him again and again. He truly is concerned about my satisfaction and that makes him asset whenever I'm able to explore. Thanks for everything, Rick!

Cayo Coco

By: Rose


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017

I have worked with Rick several time and am quite pleased with the results

St. Maarten

By: Buckeyes


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017

Rick was a pleasure to work with. He answered all of our questions and made us feel very confident that we would enjoy our time in St. Maarten. Rick's communication to us throughout the planning stages was impeccable and he really made our vacation one that we will always remember.

Cayo Coco

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2017

He is always professional and is quick to return calls or emails. Very pleasant and honest.

Fantastic Time!

By: Serena & Kim


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Working with Rick was sress free and fun, much like the fabulous vacation to Jamaica that he arranged for us!

Excellent..., thanks!

By: Ken Judd


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Great working with Rick everything was set up, we had a stress free trip

To a "T"

By: Shermie


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

The whole trip went exactly as planned, air tickets, rent a car, hotel reservations, all went without any problems at all. Everything went extremely well. Thanks Rick

Excellent advice

By: Ex sheridan


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Rick was very knowledgable about the areas, France , Switzerland and Italy, which eww our main focus. Gave us great advice regarding the rail system . Very happy with his service!😋

Knows what we want & finds it!

By: KellyH


Reviewed on: 23 May 2017

Always a pleasure! Never steers us wrong!

Europe is Expensive

By: shermie


Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

Great, he really seemed to know his stuff and the whole trip went without any problems. Good guy.

Golf odyssey Southwest Florida

By: Zorba


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Rick was concise.,courteous and professional. All communication was timely and complete. Can't wait until our next getaway.

trip planning by air to UK

By: Buddy


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

He responded to phone calls and emails very quickly and got results. He made one difficult change in plans work out very well and we were very pleased about that.

Norgate Bonanza!

By: Andrea Norgate


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017

Working with Rick was an absolute pleasure. Not only were our plans and hotels arranged perfectly, but our itinerary was delivered by hand. He listened to our goals and wish list for travel and was extremely helpful in arranging everything he could ahead of time. We simply had to show up. We did have an unfortunate event in Paris where our passports were stolen. Rick was the first person I called. He was helpful and sympathetic which truly made all the difference in the world. I would recommend Rick to any of my friends and plan on using Rick for any and all future travel. Thank you for the opportunity to review. Andrea Norgate, on behalf of; Joey Lavers Georgia Lavers Mitchell Stringer Alexa Collette

Summer Vacation

By: Us


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

He is very professional and always looking to satisfy the customer.

You can count of Rick to do a great Job for you

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Excellent always does a great job for us..,

Rick is top drawer

By: WB


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

I have worked with Rick for over 20 years and he always does his utmost for his clients. He works to find the best flight arrangements and accommodation for you and makes sure that everything is exactly what you are looking for. His years of experience in the industry are testament to his skills. He is not just a travel agent or consultant he is a professional who cares about his clients having the best experience possible and is always quick to step in to help if a situation arises where you need to change a reservation quickly. I don't book with anyone else.

Atlantic City

By: Zorba


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Rick is always considerate of our vacation needs and delivers every time. Always keeps me informed of options and travel ideas for my destinations.

Very Knowledgeable

By: DK


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Rick is easy to work with. He has shown a strong knowledge of the various tour companies, airlines, hotels and locales we have visited and can provide a lot of first-hand knowledge. He also understands our financial budget and does not try to up-sell us on programs we don't want.

Constantly on the move

By: Wendy


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

Logistics of getting me from where I live to where I need to be and when is complicated. Also having business partner also traveling from different locale to arrive at meetings destination same time as me very tricky. Rick always finds the best routes and shortest layovers possible. He's amazing

Trip

By: Golfer


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2017

Easy to work with and always available to answer questions.

Rick Kritschkau

By: Etienne


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

Excellent. He only made suggestions that were helpful and relevant to our travel plans.

Travel should be made easy.

By: Beaner


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Rick helped us plan our trip from the plane to hotel to Cruise ship. It was exactly what we were looking for and we did not have to do all of the work. Rick was able to take the work out of planning a trip so all we had to do was enjoy the trip. Which we did.

Staying in Arizona

By: Etienne


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2018

Excellent - he did all the leg work for us and provided a few stay options. Once we decided, he made all the arrangements and saved us money as well.

WOW

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Great guy. Listen to want we wanted. Fantastic experience!

Always great.

By: Jody


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2018

It is always excellent working with Rick, he provides great service whenever I need him.

Last minute travels

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2018

Rick was good to work with. knew exactly what I needed

Excellent

By: Peggy


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

Easy and efficient. He is extremely professional

ticket

By: Bala


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

very well, always helpful

Reduced stress vacation

By: a nicer bean


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

Rick is great to work with. He is helpful, polite and available to help you find what you are looking for in a vacation. The stress is reduced when you have his help to plan a trip that is important to you. He does the work in getting the vacation planned and you just hop on the plane and enjoy it.

He's the best

By: Howkins


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

Rick knows his stuff, trustworthy never steers me wrong!

Seabourn cruise

By: Etienne


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

Excellent. He recommended this cruise line after we had been on several cruises with another company and we had a great time. He was spot on with his assessment of this ship.

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