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" options. However, if you are looking for an escorted tour to a place and at a time of your choosing, our Personalized Tours are usually no more expensive than other group tours.
A couple of our tours are one week; but most are two. We also know that most working people book their vacation by the week, so we try to plan departures for Friday evening or Saturday, and also return on the weekend.
TravelMaven's Land Packages do not include flights, but are always based on a particular flight plan. Having said that, we are also happy to help clients find alternatives based on points, or that offer stopovers or extended stays.
Packing and unpacking, and moving from hotel to hotel takes time and energy. Nobody likes to be told "bags outside your door at 7 a.m." That's why we prefer central hubs and stay in as few hotels as practically possible.
TravelMaven tours are planned & led by an experienced Tour Concierge who has visited the destination 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."