TravelMaven believes the best way to see most places, especially great cities, is on foot. We also believe that smaller groups, a slower pace and more free time offer our guests more authentic and satisfying experiences.
Travellers have hundreds of "off the rack" tour options available. However, if you are looking for an escorted tour to a place and at a time of your choosing, TravelMaven's Private Tours may be no more expensive than a group tour.
Most of our tours are one week; some are two. We also know that working people book their vacation by the week. That's why our tours usually depart on Friday evening or Saturday, and return on Saturday or Sunday.
Direct flights save time, but indirect flights often save money. Most TravelMaven tours are based on a direct flight option, but we are also happy to help find more economical alternatives.
Packing and unpacking, and moving from hotel to hotel takes time and mental energy. Nobody likes to be told "bags outside your door at 7 a.m." That's why we stay in as few hotels as practically possible.
All our walking tours are led by an experienced Tour Concierge, and we have visited these places before. As such, we won't waste your time figuring out routes, hunting down attractions, or worse yet, getting lost.
These tours are all about the destination city. With a maximum of 12 guests, we will walk the streets and visit the classic sights of the world's greatest cities.
These tours are all about amazing activities and attractions a little off the beaten track. They are geared mostly to enthusiasts, and often take us to more out-of-the-way places.
These tours are designed to fit into the nine day March Break and offer families a cultural or exotic alternative to the typical beach or winter sports vacation.
"(Kruger) was an amazing trip. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who has a African safari on their bucket list but thought it might be outside their comfort zone or budget. I’ve got to hand it to Barry, he has put together an awesome itinerary for a price that is affordable. The week in Cape Town was a surprising bonus to this trip of a lifetime."
"TravelMaven planned a 10 day trip for my assistant to Prague last spring. Barry was great to work with, and I couldn't believe how easy the process was. Best part: he definitely saved us more than his fees."
"Barry recently planned a multi-stop 7 week trip for us to Europe and Southeast Asia in 2019. He looked after many of the flights and hotels, made lots of suggestions, and we will look after the rest ourselves."