This article incorrectly described the tour operator Culturious as a Travcoa brand. Culturious is a brand of Tauck Inc.
Tour Operators: With Their Assistance, You Can Get There From Here
You lust for a supreme, away-from-it-all experience, exploring cool Croatia, for example, or enjoying a culinary tour of Italy, relaxing on a beach in the South Pacific or backpacking in Alaska. But you don't have the time, energy, expertise or inclination to coordinate all the pieces. Who ya gonna call?
Whatever your desired destination, Austria to Zambia, or particular passion, adventure travel to voluntourism, you can be sure there is a tour operator that covers it. Experience, relationships within the travel industry, and insider knowledge of individual areas and specialties help a tour operator craft packages and customize tours to please all kinds of travelers. Best of all, because of those very alliances, tour operators often are able to offer great deals, less expensive, in fact, than you might be able to arrange on your own.
Before choosing a tour operator, you need to pin down your travel preferences. Do you like to travel independently or as part of a group? Do you want a full escort, guiding you every step of a set itinerary, or would you rather design your own tour? Do you want to focus on one location or take in several? Participate in hands-on activities or survey the general highlights of a region?
To help you answer these questions, consult the U.S. Tour Operators Association Web site, http:/
You might also find useful this listing of established tour operators, organized by country, with contact info and details about the types of trips and expertise they offer.
-- Elise Hartman Ford
· Eurobound, 888-672-7476, http:/
· Smolka Tours, 800-722-0057, http:/
· Tradesco, 800-448-4321, http:/
· BeerTrips.com, 406-531-9109, http:/
· Cross-Culture Journeys, 800-491-1148, http:/