to the Journeys by Van Dyke Family!

Welcome: it’s a simple greeting you hear all the time, but to us, it’s much more than that. It’s the realization that a stranger has already become a friend, it’s the delight of finding the comfort of home in a new country, and it’s the feeling we strive to inspire in each guest who chooses to journey with us.

Journeys by Van Dyke is a Canadian-owned business that was founded in 1980 by Jerry and Anneka Van Dyke, a husband-and-wife duo whose philosophy was simple: treat everyone like family. They infused this attitude into every journey, every excursion, and every aspect of the business they built.

While Jerry and Anneka recently embarked on the new journey of retirement, the core values they instilled remain at the centre of how we operate. Each member of the Journeys by Van Dyke family is passionate about making you feel welcome and helping you create a truly unforgettable experience, whether you’re chatting with one of our travel consultants about your next adventure, or enjoying an excursion selected with care by our journey planning team.

Signature inclusions
All inclusive for your peace of mind

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage service for one piece of luggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Our promise

Peace of mind

Travelling should be exciting and relaxing, not stressful. Our comprehensive preplanning coupled with extensive local experience ensures a worry-free journey. Often, stress arises from the details, such as how to get to the airport or where to find an ATM. With home pickup and drop off, all you have to worry about is packing your bag and walking out your front door; for the rest, your knowledgeable Journey Manager will be there to make the necessary adjustments throughout your journey. Such details are ours to arrange and yours to enjoy.

Quality & Value

Relax, it’s included. True value is knowing the price up front and being able to indulge in a journey’s experience, not the details of paying as you go. We started 38 years ago on the foundation of providing allinclusive journeys to those who value quality and simply want to experience adventure and relaxation. Quantity changes quality; it’s simply inevitable. That’s why we cater to smaller groups, ensuring that our guests are not merely satisfied—they’re delighted: just ask those who have travelled with us 5, 10, 30, or even 45 times.

Personal touch

Our reputation is built on treating our guests like family. A philosophy that is reflected in our people and services; from our friendly office staff, to our professional Journey Managers meeting you at the Toronto airport, flying with you, managing your entire journey and helping you settle into your private car home. Our local guides, many of whom are long-time partners and friends, will welcome you into their countries and towns and share their lives and traditions with you. It is this personal touch that transforms a journey into a memorable experience.

Our Journey Managers

Our passion lies in helping our guests explore the world, have adventures, and experience true relaxation. Journey Managers, as trained professionals, are key in ensuring a unique experience from the moment you are greeted at the airport until the moment you are sent homeward in your private car.

They make sure every detail is perfect and that every guide and driver is looked after on your behalf. They are available 24 / 7 to ensure your security and comfort. Steeped in our company’s promises and values, they have become highly trusted members of our family who take on the responsibility of ensuring that every promise we make to our guests is fulfilled and surpassed.

Enjoy your precious time on your journey to adventure, explore, and relax, while our Journey Managers take care of the rest!

What Our Guests Say About Them

Glee Walker
“The trip was a delight – and we were so lucky to have Glee Walker as our Journey Manager! She must be the National Treasure of JMs! We were so well and happily looked after.”
Kathleen Wood, Travelled on our Singapore & Indonesia Journey
John Bejermi
“A huge thank you goes to John Bejermi, our Journey Manager. He is extremely competent and thorough (getting us through those airports, wow!) ... and a lot of fun! We had travelled with him before (Scotland/ Ireland 2016) and hope our paths will cross again on another adventure!”
Graeme and Margaret Anne Robb, Travelled on our South Africa journey