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Who We Are

Vellinga's Travel was established in 1956 by the Vellinga family in Chatham, Ontario. Grace Dieleman joined the company in 1999 and when Bob & Willy Vellinga retired, Grace and her husband Bill, took over the travel agency.

Vellinga’s Travel & Cruise Experts is part of the Ensemble Travel Group, giving us access to tremendous buying power as well as up to date information and technology. Our staff regularly attends seminars and travel to destinations all over the world in order to give our clients first-hand knowledge and travel recommendations through experience. We take pride in helping our clients make lifelong memories.  

The Travel Agent Experience

We have an incredible team of travel consultants that will help you make the best decisions on every detail of your trip. From which airport to fly out of, whether or not you need travel insurance and more. They are experts at building travel itineraries that give you everything you’re looking for out of your vacation. Whether you want to book a river cruise, ocean cruise, Disney trip, all-inclusive resort,  European getaway, or join one of our groups, they will take the time with you to ensure that every detail has been planned. Our team will be with you before, during and after your trip.

Our Hosted Groups

We often host groups that take our clients all over the world. From Vietnam to South Africa to Holland and more. If you are travelling for the first time or nervous about finding your way around a destination, a hosted group might be the perfect way to travel. Join a group of old friends or meet new ones and travel with the security and peace of mind that comes with one of our hosts. They will arrange all of the details for you and help you along the way throughout the entire trip. Click here to find out more about the group trips we are currently planning.

Grace Dieleman

Owner and  Consultant 

Specializes in: Group Travel 

Marsha Vyn


Specializes in: Europe, Alaska,

River Cruises, All Inclusives

Lisa Horney


Specializes in: Custom tours,

Cruises, All Inclusives

Cheryl Johnston


Specializes in: Active Tours, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Caribbean


Marcia Kroesbergen

Consultant - Serving  London area 

Specializes in: All Inclusives,



Mike Medenblik


Specializes in: Europe, Alaska,

River Cruises, All Inclusives

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