Our Story

Published on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:16 AM

Our Story

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.

In all that we do, we strive to provide worry-free, all-inclusive journeys not only to show you new places but also to immerse you in them. We do this by partnering with other families around the world who are excited to share their cultures and countries with you. We also provide Signature Inclusions on each journey we offer so that, instead of worrying about paying for excursions, gratuities or meals, you can focus on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Our professionally trained Journey Managers accompany you on your journey, ensuring that each of our promises is fulfilled and that your experience is truly firstclass. We welcome you to Journeys by Van Dyke and look forward to the pleasure of your company on one of our journeys whether by land, sea, river, or rail. 

Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke: Jerry and Anneka Van Dyke 

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