In years past, TravelMaven's Land Packages did not include me traveling from Toronto to the tour destination with the group. While I was often on the recommended flight, that was not guaranteed. As a result, our tours officially began and ended at the destination, and guests traveled to and from that place on their own.
However, we are going to do things differently in 2022.
When we relaunch in March, we will be meeting guests at Pearson Airport, and at the end of the tour, we will accompany them back to Toronto. That's because COVID related travel protocols may be complex or confusing, and we expect clients will value having a knowledgable person to guide them through the airport process at both ends.
Believe it or not, this will change the length of our tours.
That's because tours begin when services are first delivered. For example, our Kruger Safari March Break, identified as an "8 Day Tour" in 2019, will be a "10 Day Tour" in 2022 because we will escort the group during two overnight flights. Holland, Paris and London will now be "9 Day Tours", and the same logic will apply to our tours in the fall. Hope this helps!
Please note: TravelMaven tours do not include airfare.
However, each tour is based on a recommended flight plan. This allows guests to customize their travel plans and possibly utilize frequent flyer points or flight vouchers. TravelMaven is always happy to discuss options and help with booking.
We’ve recently become aware that people outside Canada have discovered TravelMaven and may wish to travel with us. That’s great! If that’s you, please note our prices are in Canadian dollars, but we now include a US dollar estimate based on $1.00CDN = $0.80US.
We love to spend a whole week in our Great Cities. Rather than rushing past Instagram sites, we enjoy slowing down and savouring these amazing archives of history and harbingers of emerging trends.
We believe that very small groups of 6-12 travellers offer the "sweet spot” for walking tours of Great Cities: big enough to have others to share experiences, yet small enough to get personal attention and enjoy flexible plans.
We believe the best way to see Great Cities is on foot. That's why we typically leave our hotel about 9 o'clock with walking shoes and daypacks, ready to explore the streets and fully immerse ourselves in that moment and place.
As soon as you make a $250 deposit, you are guaranteed the lowest Land Package price. If the price goes up after we receive your deposit, you keep the lower price. If the price goes down, you get the new lower price. When you combine this with fully refundable deposits, that’s a win/win for every TravelMaven traveller!