Welcome to Verstraete Travel & Cruises

The Verstraete family established themselves in business in 1922 in Zwolle, Holland, and in 1958 brought the business to Canada. Baldwin Verstraete started his travel career in 1970 and is currently President of Verstraete Travel & Cruises.

We remain open, with limited hours, to be of service to you. If you need to contact us we ask that you send us an email aurora@verstraete.com to which we will respond as soon as we can.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.



June 02 – 13, 2024

Join retired history teacher and battlefield guide John Hetherington on this unique educational journey across the battlefields of Normandy, Dieppe and the WW1 Western Front. This is a custom tour designed for all ages and anyone with an interest in military history. The tour will begin with a focus on the D-Day landings and the struggle that confronted the Canadian and Allied armies as they moved inland. Following this we will move up the coast to Dieppe
and then pick up the trail of The Canadian Army during World War One along the Western Front. We invite you to join this journey of remembrance creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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September 04 – 14, 2024

Hosted by Karen Brown of “Just Get It Done Quilts”

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Allianz Insurance

Verstraete Travel & Cruises is fully appointed, accredited and licensed, representing all airlines, tour operators and cruise lines. We are the exclusive Canadian agency for the Welcome Again Veterans Foundation and so were extensively involved in the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland in the spring of 1995.  Holland Liberation tours have continued and take place every year, with major emphasis on grand tours every 5 years (2000, 2005, 2010 etc.).  We also specialize in WW1 and WW2 European Battlefield tours, Celtic Christianity tours, Oberammergau and River Cruises.

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TICO Reg. # 3367728
Travel Affiliates

Regency Travel of Naples Inc.
Naples, FL, USA

Nijverdal, Holland