June 10, 2021 – Return to Travel July 29th 2021!
With provinces nationwide announcing their reopening plans and easing of restrictions, Nagel Tours is pleased that we can soon be back on the road, taking guests on motorcoach vacations to places where you want to go! We are hearing from so many of you how ready you are to hit the road, and we are too!
First, we will only do so when it is safe to travel and we are authorized to do so. We expect that many of our tours will depart as planned, starting July 29th. These tours can be viewed on our website at nageltours.com. Our summer tours focus primarily on Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan destinations, with our fall tours expanding to further destinations. Enhanced cleaning protocols will be continued, which can also be viewed on our website at nageltours.com/corona-virus/. There may be different public health protocols in each area we travel to, so these tours may each have different masking requirements, capacity limits, and also may have some minor itinerary changes due to attractions and other venues not being able to offer features as originally intended.
We have been hearing from many people calling in about concerns regarding travelling during this time and vaccination requirements. We already know that some areas we plan to visit will require passengers to be fully vaccinated, or else they would still be required to self-isolate. Vaccinations are progressing well in Canada. Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, all passengers travelling onboard with us will be required to be fully vaccinated, meaning after all doses are received and 14 days have passed to allow full protection to build, prior to tour departure. All Nagel Tours onboard staff will meet the same requirements as our passengers.
We do not know when the US border will be opening for leisure travel. We expect that US tours departing later in the fall and into winter may be possible, but we won’t know until those decisions are made by the US and Canadian governments. When the announcement is made we will make plans to return to US travel.
When booking, you can expect that final payments will be due 30 days before tour departures for the remainder of 2021, compared with the normal policy of 45 days in advance. Deposits for tours departing in July and August will be due effective immediately. For our fall tours, we will begin taking deposits based on the rate at which travel restrictions are being lifted within Canada and across the border into the US.
Thank you so much to those who have continued to support us through these difficult times, and continue to show interest in travelling with Nagel Tours, now in our 44th year as a family-owned, Alberta based company offering quality escorted motorcoach holidays. See you onboard soon!
The Nagel Family