Testimonials

Making new friends and creating lasting memories! A look at a few of the testimonials from our past guests helps solidify our status as a reliable company. Nagel Tours is proud to have an extremely high percentage of repeat clientele that have joined our Frequent Traveller Loyalty Program, which allows you to accumulate membership rewards that help you reduce the cost of future trips. Frequent travellers are the basis of our success, and we always look forward to seeing familiar faces!

British Columbia Circle – Inside Passage and Skeena Train – September 2011

Wakeup call today is at 7 o’clock
It may come to you as quite a shock
Brush your teeth and comb your hair
Soon we’re on the road without a care

Nina, our guide, so full of knowledge
I wonder where she went to college
Walking the aisle she counts one and all
There’s never a need to shout or call

Say good morning and climb aboard the bus
Our driver Kenny we have learned to trust
The day is warm and the sun is bright
There’s never a need to miss any great sight

The range of mountains is always in view
High walls and deep valley are scary too
The rushing rivers and crevices so deep
I’m sure that no one nods off to sleep

Soon we are close to the ocean so wide
I want to keep someone close to my side
This was the first week in early September
I know it’s a time we’ll always remember

Composed by: Barb and Lloyd Gonie, Pierceland, SK

British Columbia Skeena Train – August 2017

Tour left Edmonton with anticipation of exciting events ahead
Travelling along, picking up passengers, tour director was well read
Tour soon came to Banff, only town incorporated in a National Park
Incredible scenery, seen many times by some, on others left its mark

Saw Three Sisters, Castle Mountain, and Kicking Horse Pass
Stopped at Spiral Tunnels, marvelous feat, no trains alas!
Travelled through Rogers Pass, completed in nineteen sixty-three
Had time change, Mountain to Pacific Daylight, an extra hour Whoopee!

Three Valley Gap Chateau welcomed tour with a delicious BBQ dinner
Tour of Ghost Town, comfortable digs, friendly hospitality – a real winner
Aberdeen Mall, Kamloops, was lunch stop next day – time to SHOP!
Hope, home of chain saw carvings, magnificent work, was tour’s next stop

New Westminster, Inn at the Quay was the day’s overnight stay
Tour ferried from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, smooth sailing all the way
Had a break in Campbell River to buy snacks for long ferry ride next day
Arrived at Port Hardy for overnight stay, up early, early for trip to the Bay

Boarded Northern Explorer for long voyage ahead, a bunch of sleepy heads
Got key for Aurora Lounge where we could relax, some took a cabin, with beds
Sailing to Bella Bella, saw the salmon jump, water was very calm
Saw porpoises, whales, a seal, lighthouses, islands, trees but no Palm

Highlight for some was a visit to the bridge – very informative
Prestige in Prince Rupert, for two nights is where we did live
Visited Sunken Garden, Port Interpretive Centre, Museum of Northern BC
North Pacific Cannery, had lunch at Cow Bay, halibut from the sea

Prince Rupert was Halibut Capital of the World, we tasted the local fare
Weather was wet, poured rain all day, as only it can do up there
Next day rain had let up, passenger’s spirits were revived
Long ferry ride over, time for a new adventure had arrived

Skeena Train was in operation and we went along for the ride
Snacks provided, three meals served at our seats VIA Rail pride
Access to the Dome car from which you could see all around
Travelling the rails to Vanderhoof town, the tour was bound

Different route than the highway, scenery from a different view
Passed communities, canyons, lumber mills, crossed rivers too
Made several stops on a siding, freight trains have priority
Magnificent experience, exhilarating according to majority

At Vanderhoof, train was met by our bus to continue the day
Sandman Inn & Suites. Prince George was tour’s overnight stay
Lunch and group picture next day at Mt. Robson Provincial Park
Saw stand of pine beetle infestation, beetles burrow under the bark

Driving tour of Jasper, then off to Hinton for the overnight stop
Farewell Dinner at Holiday Inn was excellent, service was over the top
Homeward bound next day, morning break at Niton – neat little spot
At Edmonton Inn new Friends were bid farewell, there were a lot

Lunch was in Ponoka where we bid farewell to two more
In Red Deer, home of Red Deer College, tour dropped off four
Onward tour travelled dropping off passengers here and there
Tour ended at Calgary with last drop-offs without fanfare

Three modes of transportation – motorcoach, ferry and train
Nagel has put together an exciting tour once again

Composed by: Vickie Murphy, Airdrie, AB

Cross Canada by Motorcoach – September 12 2017

Two more days and we’ll be home
Rest our eyes and our bones
Spent all our money we know
In Cross Canada tour we go

We had great fun and many miles we went
Lots of history and pretty scenes we saw
Many laughs and jokes were told
With bus driver Ray and tour guide Connie
Tried their best to keep us on our way
And not one got lead astray
Rocks and water and Niagara Falls too
Quebec City and Montreal too
Beautiful flowers everywhere
Lovely trees dressed for fall
PEI and Anne of Green Gables
Many other sights to see
Rideau Canal and ferry rides
Also drove by huge lakesides
And a little bit of USA too
Many churches and beautiful homes galore
Weather was great we asked for
Now we go home with many memories to share
Saskatchewan and Alberta we are home
So long, it’s been good to know you

Composed by: Carol Hurley, Oyen, AB

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Cross Canada by Motorcoach – September 2010

I had never seen a purple bus until Nagel Tours picked us up
At Fort MacLeod we did embark to tour our Canada for a lark
And celebrate our 50th anniversary.

We did enjoy our safe driver Ken and the wit of Judy, tour
Director, will never end.

Our fellow travelers made this tour special as we explored the
Rich potential of each place on our itinerary we appreciated the
Running commentary.

The step-on guides were a real hit and helped us enjoy every bit
Of their particular city.

Homeward bound our trip was lit by God’s autumn brush of gold
Red and green; the beauty of which we have never seen.

And as our journey comes to an end, it feels like we have made
some friends.

The pictures taken will help us remember the wonderful days of
this September.

Composed by: Heather Krane, Kimberley, BC

Frequent Traveller – Vickie Murphy

Reflections of a Frequent Traveller
Now here am I to tell you a tale!
Nagel Tours rates high on the scale!
Everything is arranged from the moment of booking.
They do the driving; you do the looking.

Ride an aerial tram, a train, a cable car
Our ride was comfortable, the best we’ve experienced by far.
The drivers are courteous,always have a “Hello”,
Storing your luggage in the bins below.

Keep the coach clean, use trash bags, wipe your feet!
Give everyone a different view, rotate your seat.
Tour guides are friendly, they give you your keys
Always, always smiling, they know their ABC’s.

Travel bags are given out when you board
Ladies! Shop, shop, will them with your horde.
Birthdays, Anniversaries shared – add up to many a year.
Onboard movies, lights to read by. Sorry! NO Beer.

Visiting, stories, puzzles, Bingo! Help time slip away
Greet old friends from a previous tour – make their day.
Water, for a fee, is available courtesy of driver/tour guide
The comfort station, at the back, gives you a rough ride.

You do not need a partner, you can always go single,
You are welcomed when dining, we all mingle.
Rooms were clean, with full bath, and a comfy bed,
Continental breakfasts, picnic lunches, help keep us fed.

Wake up call at six, bags out by half-past, departure at eight,
Shower in haste, comb your hair, hurry, hurry, cannot be late.
There are many miles to travel and new sights to see,
Like 17 mile drive, or the Santa Barbara Fig Tree.

Some sights are free and for others you must pay,
Pier 39, Cabot Trail, Gateway Arch, Cruises of the Bay.
California Rose Parade, Queen Mary ship, San Diego Zoo,
Freemont Street, Cape Spear, Graceland are a few.

Butchart Gardens offer fountains, flowers and High Tea,
View Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sydney-by-the-Sea.
Chemainus is quaint and has murals on the walls,
Old Florence has antiques, Monteray Aquarium many halls.

Coombs Country Market has goats grazing on the roof,
Visit Signpost Forest in Watson Lake – leave a sign as proof.
Cathedral Grove has 800 year old Douglas Fir trees,
Algodones Mexico is a place you can bargain with ease.

San Simeon has Hearst Castle with the Neptune Pool,
Yuma Territorial Prison State Park is pretty cool.
Solvang is a Danish town with many windmills,
Virginia City is a Wild West place – no frills.

There was a variety of entertainment from which to choose,
Wild West shows, Diamond Tooth Gerties where you can lose.
Daniel O’Donnell, Halcyon Hot Springs, Street car 23,
Victoria IMAX theatre, Palm Springs Follies, Grand Ole Opry.

Camera buffs have ample opportunities to shoot
Sea otters, rocks, jelly fish – fellow passengers to boot.
Scenery was picturesque – Oregon Coast has the Sea Lions Cave,
Where you can watch the pups frolic and misbehave.

Weather conditions – rain, snow, fog or sun,
Does not prevent you from making some fun.
Your time together comes quickly to an end,
Hugs good-bye, photo to remember a friend.

As a result of the very careful plans you made,
A treasury of memories your holiday has paid.
The last night was the Dinner of Farewell,
Friendship, laughter, wine to toast – ring the bell!

Composed by: Vickie Murphy, Airdrie, AB
Vickie has travelled extensively on 40 Nagel Tours in the past 20 years.

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