Why Choose Us?
YOU PLAN or WE PLAN - Some of our clients have a very clear idea of what they want their group tour to achieve. They come to us with an itinerary already crafted and require us only to turn their ideas into reality, although we can often suggest small amendments that will add an extra dimension, ensure a cost saving, or result in a more seamless experience.
Some clients, however, come to us with just a dream or only a basic idea of what they want to achieve. After listening to their idea we can tailor-make an itinerary which will encompass their original idea and allow them to achieve what they at first only dreamed of doing.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL - The success of both the planning stage and operational stage of a group tour is down to detail. A group tour is a highly complex set of arrangements, in terms of personnel, transportation, accommodation, sightseeing and timings. Planning, arranging and checking every aspect of a group tour requires enormous attention to detail. With our years of experience much of this is second nature to us and our attention to detail is another major reason why clients use the groups company.
OUR EXPERIENCE - In total the two Directors of the groups company have some 60 years experience to offer you. Their knowledge of, and experience in, arranging the complexities of group travel both close to home and in some of the most remote parts of the world, is the key to the success of the groups company. MORE.
A VARIETY OF IDEAS, DESTINATIONS & GROUP FOCUS
– Some of our groups make it clear that they want an activity holiday. A clear focus on exercise. Be it rambling, sailing, cycling or horse-riding the main focus of the tour will involve some strenuous, or not so strenuous, activity.
– Some groups want an emphasis on the cultural side of their chosen destination. Cultural tours might involve an emphasis on archaeology, food and wine, cookery, language. The tour will look in depth at one aspect of the culture of a country or region.
– Some groups want the focus of their tour to be on a particular sport. This may involve watching golf, tennis, FI or football MORE or may involve participating in golf, tennis, bowls, rugby or squash.
VARIETY OF DESTINATIONS – We have operated tours in over 100 countries.
EUROPE is the best choice if your group wants a short travel time to the destination, a culture essentially familiar, and standards of service and accommodation similar to those found at home.
AFRICA, ASIA and LATIN AMERICA require longer journey times, and an acceptance that cultural differences can enhance, rather than impinge upon, a journey. Service and accommodation standards may be different to those at home, and hard for some groups to accept.
The discussion stage of our planning process should make clear the importance of some of the above aspects to you and your group.
VARIETY OF GROUP SIZE – We can operate groups of varying size.
Generally speaking, the larger the group, the less expensive the tour price will be, due to cost savings on transport, for example. Groups of more than 20 people will benefit most in this respect.
A small group, of, say, 8 or 10 people, will allow a greater sense of intimacy, and allow the group to visit more out of the way destinations and use smaller, more characterful accommodation. However the cost of participating in such a group will generally be higher.
Whilst we can tailor-make an itinerary for any size of group we generally ask for a minimum group size of 8.
In our experience the perfect balance between small but expensive groups and large but more impersonal groups is a group size of 12 to 16 clients. This is the most popular size of group we operate