A family-owned, second generation
proud Canadian company
celebrating its 45th Anniversary!
Welcome and thank you for considering Nagel Tours for your next holiday.
As you review our new tour collection, you will find a world of affordable destinations featuring a variety of exciting holidays. Nagel Tours has remained a family organization since Bob and Pat founded the company back in 1977 – 45 years ago! After Bob’s passing in May of 2021, we want to assure our customers and travel partners that Nagel Tours will continue to operate with our customary high standards. Under Pat’s experienced guidance, her daughter Haven and son Hayden will continue to lead our knowledgeable staff and share their passion for travel with our guests for years to come.
Our frequent travellers, who are the backbone of our success, have been touring with us for numerous years. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning guests as we share the best destinations throughout Canada, the United States and the World. Our tour planners are known in the industry for developing creative itineraries and we are pleased to share all of the tours being offered by Nagel Tours.
Many of you will be glad to get back out on the road to see the sights and meet new or old friends on our deluxe motorcoaches. Those who have taken trips with us over the last 45 years tell us that the pleasure, security and convenience of a guided tour make it the ideal journey. Rest assured, we have established protocols to keep you healthy and safe as the world returns to travel. If you are ready to discover the convenience and camaraderie of travelling on an escorted group tour, let Nagel Tours be your host!
The Nagel Family
Administrative Finance Manager
Reservations Finance Manager
Trudy La Rose
Senior Motorcoach Driver
Neil Van der Putten
Retired Employee Recognition
We are pleased to celebrate the following employees for their outstanding dedication and many years of service.
We could not have come as far as we have without their contributions!
Product Buyer | Senior Tour Planner
Senior Administrative Assistant
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.