International Agricultural Tour Operating Company
Agrotours is a family-owned, licensed and insured Tour Operator Company specializing in group agricultural tours. The company was established in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1980 by the current president, Eija M. Gamage, and has grown to include husband Lennie Gamage (Vice President) and daughter Elisabet Goodwyn (VP, Operations). Today their offices are in Henderson, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia.
Specializing in agricultural tours, we provide many services including:
- arranging for international and domestic air ticketing
- charter coach
- rail and ferry transportation
- hotel accommodations
- food and meeting service
- tour escorts and interpreters
- technical visits to meet the educational and cultural requirements of the group
We have hundreds of personal contacts with farmers, extension advisory personnel, and government and agricultural business executives around the world. You can be confident that your tour group will be treated with expert care during your travels.
Agricultural Tours Worldwide
Our incoming-department handles requests from travel agencies, universities and farm groups for customized tours throughout the United States. Our outbound services are available to US and Canadian organizations, universities and farm groups traveling to international destinations.
Agrotours customizes all of our tours to match the specific interests of the group, ranging in focus from forestry to dairy to horticulture, as well as offering general agriculture tours for a broad view of the countries visited.
In recent years, our international agricultural travel groups have visited the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, China, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize and Canada.
Our family hopes that you will enjoy reviewing our website and informational pages. Please contact us if we can assist in your group’s travel plans.
“As we began to plan our first faculty-led study tour for students in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, many colleagues strongly recommended Elisabet at Agrotours. From the beginning, Elisabet and Agrotours brought outstanding knowledge, flexibility, and experience to our study tours. We have had two absolutely amazing, informative, and educational adventures thanks to Agrotours. Our tours were truly lifetime highlights! Our guides were outstanding, friendly, and knowledgeable. Elisabet created two perfect itineraries, organized with college students in mind. The planning, arrangements, and logistics were outstanding. Elisabet has a unique ability to blend her expertise with our recommendations to include visits and destinations targeted to our students’ backgrounds and interests. We highly recommend Agrotours, and are looking forward to many years of future study tours!”
– Andrew and Mary Ellen B, Kansas State University
“We have worked with Agrotours on several occasions over the past few years. All of our experiences have been positive. Lennie is very professional to work with and is able to adjust quickly to changes in the program. The group has an incredible knowledge of agriculture in Europe and has many of the connections needed to plan memorable and amazing tours. We strongly recommend Agrotours for your travel needs.”
– Joe D, PhD, and Elizabeth K, PhD, Michigan State University
“We’ve worked with Agrotours for years with consistently positive results. Our experiences abroad have always left us feeling safe, well cared for, and well-educated thanks to their impressive network of tour operators across the globe. In the weeks and months leading up to our departure, Elisabet and Lennie have done a tremendous job in helping us create an itinerary that has the right balance of agricultural visits and local culture. While on a tour, they are always on-call to help troubleshoot the random challenges that international travel throws your way. I feel comfortable traveling with Agrotours because I know that I can call Elisabet at 6 a.m. when Immigration decides they need two more copies of our visa paperwork as I’m attempting to enter the country with sixty students in tow. It’s this level of customer service that has made us loyal customers of Agrotours and the reason why I recommend them for your next international adventure.”
– Shane J, National FFA Organization
“Our organization has worked with Agrotours for many years; I could not imagine working with anyone else to plan our international tours. From helping us determine which country we will visit through giving us a warm welcome home, Agrotours does not miss a detail in between. They provide the utmost in customer service and are always willing to do whatever it takes to ensure all participants have a safe and fulfilling experience.”
– Cindy H, National FFA Organization
“I am delighted to recommend Agrotours. Northwest Missouri State University has partnered with Agrotours to offer numerous faculty-led programs since 2009. Agrotours is a reliable company. They are highly organized, resourceful and always try to accommodate our faculty and students’ needs. They provide a unique combination of flexibility, high quality and expertise during all of their tours.”
– Jeaneth P, study abroad director, NW Missouri University