A family-owned, second generation
proud Canadian company
celebrating its 43rd Anniversary!
Welcome and thank you for considering Nagel Tours for your next holiday.
As you review our tours you will find a world of affordable travel destinations featuring a variety of many exciting holidays.
Nagel Tours has remained a family organization throughout its existence. Bob and Pat founded the company 43 years ago – way back in 1977! Backed by knowledgeable and talented staff, they remain involved in the day-to-day management of Nagel Tours and Nagel Coaches. Daughter Haven and son Hayden are also involved with the company, continuing the family interest in travel for a second generation. We are proud of our state-of-the-art luxurious motorcoaches used on select Nagel Tours.
The basis of our success is, without a doubt, our frequent travellers who have helped us to grow from our humble beginnings and expand our market to include the best destinations throughout Canada, the United States and the World.
Many who have travelled with us over the last 43 years tell us that the security and convenience of an escorted tour make it the ideal way to go. Also, travelling together is lots of fun!
If you are a Nagel Tours frequent traveller, please know how much we appreciate your trust. If you are new to Nagel Tours, let us be your guide to discover the convenience and camaraderie of travelling on an escorted group tour.
The Nagel Family
In Memorium: Bob Nagel
It is with great sadness, the Nagel Tours team announce the passing on May 19, 2021 of our founder, co-owner and President after a recent illness and hospitalization.
Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and raised as an orphan, Bob lived a full and rich life. Music and travel were his passions, starting his adult career at a young age working with music promoters and big name stars. Bob moved to Edmonton in 1962, eventually marrying and settling down to raise a family.
Bob and wife Pat both come from an entertainment background and have always been very involved with music. Bob was instrumental in starting several marching bands in the Edmonton area. He founded and organized the Edmonton Girls Drum and Bugle Band, the Alberta All Girls Drum & Bugle Band, the Alberta All Girls Junior Band, the Alberta Boys Band and the Hobbema Girls Marching Band.
The Alberta Girls travelled widely across North America and Europe, performing at many international events. During their travels in Europe, Bob was impressed with the motorcoach companies that organized tours for seniors. This became the seed for the idea that turned into Nagel Tours and Nagel Coaches, the family-owned companies still operating today after almost five decades providing escorted group tours on deluxe motorcoaches.
In 1999, Bob had the chance to merge two of his interests, railways and music, when he purchased a fleet of 22 vintage passenger cars from VIA Rail Canada and operated Okanagan Valley Wine Train out of Kelowna for several years as a scenic rail excursion with a Las Vegas style dinner show. Bob remained involved with the entertainment industry, and hosted many shows in Edmonton including the annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Show ‘N’ Dance with proceeds benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years Pat, his daughter Haven Nagel-Lynch, his son Hayden (Bobby) Nagel, their families, extended family members and many friends, employees and acquaintances. Bob impacted the lives of so many and his larger-than-life persona will not be forgotten.
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